Figured I'd do a little retrospective!
I went to Ireland, finally finally finally, had a blast and did some fun work in the lab. Now, half a year after I came back to the Netherlands, I'm still having occassional flashbacks because I long back for it. I'm going to return to Dublin and see more of Ireland at some point in the future
I got my MSc. That's Sirith MSc for you XD. And now I'm looking for a job, hopefully a PhD position somewhere in the Netherlands. We'll see what 2013 brings.
I learnt to drink coffee, which is a habit I might never get rid of. I discovered competitive Starcraft 2 (not playing, just watching). I played all sorts of new games and discovered that I like platformers just like the good old times when I'd play Rayman.
Drawing went on the backburner. It couldn't keep up with my awesome days in Dublin, I guess. I do regret it to some extent, but otherwise, I've become much more structured about how to draw (and write). Something that'll serve me well for the future. And I'm in the market to buy a new tablet when I find myself a nice job so I can pay for an Intuos. Or save up for a Cintiq. I dunno yet, all I know is my A6 Graphire is way too small for my screen. I need something bigger.
Finally, some lists:
Personal soundtrack of 2012
Heist – album Razorblade Lemonade
Bastion soundtrack (I listened this so so sooo much in Dublin)
Skrillex – First of the year (Equinox), Kill everybody, Scary monsters and nice sprites
Nero – Doomsday (I hadn't seen a sudden interest in dubstep coming)
Racoon – album Till monkeys fly
Movies of 2012
Avengers (sorry. Really, I'm sorry. It was everything I wanted from this movie.)
Games of 2012
Bastion (favorite game ever, the moment at the end with Zulf still gives me so many feels)
LIMBO (in this list because of its atmosphere and style)
Borderlands 2 (not as addictive as BL1, but still something that became dear to my heart)
Art of 2012
The Glass Mountain and the Sensible Child [link]
Jaime Jones [link]
In 2013 I hope to find a PhD, buy a new tablet, and be more creative in general. I'm not calling these my resolutions for the next year, but they kind of are.
Happy holidays and have a good 2013