Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Looking to 2014

This year is coming to an end very soon. Less than two weeks. I don't know if this year has been really, really long for me or not. It's tough to say. They say the years get shorter as you get older, but right now last year and this year don't seem all that much different. If there is anything that really marked 2013 then it was the death of Hummer, one of our cats. I suppose I do get overly attached to animals because I prefer them to most people because most people suck. On the other hand I have yet to meet a dog or cat that I didn't feel a certain kinship with. Mostly cats, though. I suppose this proves that I should not be the one to give advice on how to properly socialize with people, but if you need to get along with your cat and don't know how to then feel free to give me a shout out. 


As of now this is a list of anime, TV shows, and movies I want to see and blog about next year. While I am sure I will come across more things in the coming days this is what I have so far:

Anime (this excludes any new anime that might come out in 2014... so this list will certainly grow)

One Piece***
Rurouni Kenshin***
Tenchi Muyo! GXP
Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail***
Naruto: Shippuden*** (assuming I ever actually finish Naruto)
Fullmetal Alchemist
Captain Harlock
Galaxy Express 999
Silver Spoon
Sword Art Online***
The Eccentric Family
Kill la Kill
So, I Can't Play H
Nagi no Asukura
Samurai Flamenco
Strike the Blood
Beyond the Boundary
Hunter X Hunter
Asura Cryin'
Arata the Legend
Sunday Without God
Queen's Blade Rebellion
Mongolian Chop Squad***
Michiko & Hatchin
Last Exile - Fam, the Silver Wing
Fairy Tail
Deadman Wonderland

Movies (a lot of these films are upcoming, but some of them are also films I've just had around in the house or on my queue but haven't watched yet):

Captain America: The Winter Soldier***
Grudge Match 
The Expendables 3***
The Wind Rises***
X-Men: Days of Future Past***
Barry Lyndon
Battle of the Bulge
J. Edgar
Logan's War
The Prestige
X-Men: First Class***
A Better Tomorrow
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2
Cold Fish
Spirit of Jeet Keen Do
The Front Line
The Two Jakes
Back to 1942
The Secret Reunion
Zulu Dawn
Lone Wolf McQuade
Boy Wonder
The Wave
The Red Barron
Charley Varrick
World's Greatest Dad
The Yellow Sea
Witness for the Prosecution
The Boys from Brazil (I have seen this one, but I want to see it again so it will be fresh in my mind when I blog about it)
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
The Human Centipede: First Segment (I keep putting this off. Probably for good reason.)
An American Crime
Stand Up Guys
Lost in Translation***
Battle Royale
Glengarry Glen Ross***
Miller's Crossing
IP Man
Apocalypse Now
The Grey

Books (this list is a lot smaller):

Doctor Sleep***
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road***
The Freakshow
Kayla Undead
Attack on Titan*** (remaining manga volumes)
Locke & Key (I figure if there is any American comic I would start then this would be it)
Mr. Mercedes
High School of the Dead (Haven't even started this manga)
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan*** (remaining manga volumes)
House of Blood
Queen of Blood

Well, this is a very vague idea of what you can expect from this blog in the coming year. I will also be trying to get all of the installments of my story My Forever Coma up and running. So hopefully next year will be an even busier year for The Blog House. 

(By the way, *** = Priority as of now)


  1. "but if you need to get along with your cat and don't know how to then feel free to give me a shout out."

    Are you saying you're a pussy magnet?

    i see Barry Lyndon on your list. I really like that one (I like all Kubrick flicks). It's got a slow pace but it's good. Kubrick movies are like snowflakes, no two are alike.

    Miller's Crossing is good too. (I like all Cohen Brother movies too)

    I've got to read Locke And Key too. Where the hell do you get it at? I'm not even sure what I'm looking for. I looked in Barnes and Noble a while back and couldn't find anything. I guess there are several volumes of comics. I'm going to have to do some research and make sure I start at the beginning.

    1. Locke & Key is available on Kindle. The correct order is Welcome to Lovecraft, Head Games, Crown of Shadows, Keys to the Kingdom, Clockworks, and Alpha & Omega. All but Alpha & Omega are available as a single volume, I believe. The only thing about comic books (and manga) is that they take up a bit more space even though they are shorter than a lot of short novels. But it beats having to physically track down each and every copy.

  2. Apocalypse Now - There are two versions, the original theatrical version and a much longer version that Coppola put together several years after the original release. You almost need to watch both of them. I prefer the theatrical version but Redux has a couple of very key scenes that are missing from the original. Redux is just too long but you still should see it. Watch the theatrical version first. Also, after you are done watching the movie(s), watch the documentary, "The Heart Of Darkness" that was filmed by Coppola's wife during the torturous making of the movie. The movie took years to finish and the documentary is great. After you see all of that, watch Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller. Tropic Thunder spoofs the making of Apocalypse Now. Tropic Thunder is much funnier if you've seen the documentary, "Heart Of Darkness."