The past year was a great year for geeks girls everywhere: Outlander arrived with its eye candy (and hella good story); the Hunger Games franchise released its last movie, which was depressingly close to the book, but a great watch nonetheless; J.K. Rowling spread more post-Potter love with tidbits from the Potterverse, including a trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and – of course – Sister Geeks was born. Now, as we transition into a new year and a new set of fun things for the Sister Geeks community to do and read and watch, I thought I would make a wee list of things that I resolve to do.
- Watch Series Eight and Nine of Doctor Who.
All right, I’ll admit it: I’m behind on Doctor Who. I know, I know: the very idea of it is blasphemous, but I promise I’ll get caught up on Peter Capaldi’s tenure, especially since I hear he’s in need of a new companion. I have no good reason why I haven’t watched at least Series Eight since it’s on Netflix. I’m a slacker.
- Find a comic book or graphic novel that I love.
Before kids, I was a comic book girl and I was always looking for a new title to try. I have read a number of series and have a decent graphic novel collection to boot, but, alas, having my two kids has meant that I’ve put that facet of my geekiness on the backburner. I hope to find at least one series or graphic novel to bury myself in this year. I’m taking suggestions in the comments!
- Discover a new fandom to invest myself in.
As one of the SGs, I have a number of fandoms I’m already committed to: Gilmore Girls, Hunger Games, Twilight, Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Outlander, Harry Potter, etc. I think it might be time for a new fandom to join since many of those fandoms have little in the way of new material forthcoming. Perhaps I’ll join the Supernatural crowd? Finally become a Sherlockian? Who knows?
- See at least five movies at the theater, including Fantastic Beasts, Ghostbusters, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Another downside to having kids is the proverbial lack of time to jet to the theater to watch the next cool movie. However, in 2016, I will commit myself to changing that, especially since one of Huntsville’s best theaters is about ten minutes away. I’m most excited about the Ghostbusters reboot since it has an all-female cast; I would love to see what Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and company do with the characters that the 1984 movie made iconic.
Similarly, I am looking forward to the new X-Men movie; I’ve enjoyed the new movies with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender more than I thought I would so this next installment should be epic. I haven’t read all of the big X-Men stories in comic form, but I may have to read this one after I see the movie.
- Read ten books.
As a writer, reading is naturally one of those activities I should be doing frequently in order to help me work on my craft. Last year, I don’t think I read nearly enough and the number of books in my queue on my Kindle is proof of that. This year, I’ll endeavor to change that, starting with finishing up yet another reading of the Outlander series and then moving on to the Christina Lauren books I’ve missed as well as more John Green and whatever else tickles my fancy. Of course, I’m taking suggestions in the comments.