I imagine you've had a whole lot of "Happy New Year" journals spamming your inbox these past few days, so I gave myself a few more days to do this. What I'm going to do here is write a bit about what I did and what happened to me in 2012 - except about going to the movies, which I dedicated a whole separate journal to! [link]
In fact, I added three movies to this journal today
So, more or less random stuff from 2012, with artwork from this year scattered throughout:
The year started intensely, by ending my first semester at the Graduate school for Systemic Neurosciences. I quite "fondly" remember that the first week of February was the coldest week of the year... because an fMRI-course had me running around in this very cold, from one institute to another, all week. This course also complicated studying for the "fundamentals of neuroscience" exam I had a few days later. But I passed!! Later, they said, I wouldn't even have had to pass, being a lowly philosopher and all
Anyway, I pass exams because I can. Hah!
February and March had
drop by on a visit! (Separately. One each month. They don't know each other.) Which meant I finally found out that on the other side of the dA interface, there are REAL PEOPLE @_@ (Real cool people, at that.)
Also in March, I played croquet for the first time in my life. And two of my friends got married. They had a beautiful wedding in July. Awww.
The summer semester had my colleagues and me give a tutorial on neurophilosophy and correct a whole lot of essays, which (together with a whole lot of colloquia, conferences, symposia, meetings, other courses and formalities) ended up completely destroying my comic-making routine. This is one thing I'll have to re-implement in 2013... art-making routine.
The apartment I'm living in was sold, which caused me a lot of headaches and evil spying visitors over the summer months. Well, eventually, it WAS sold and I'm still living in it. For now. On the plus side, I had my apartment full of awesome people for my birthday party! For the past ten years or so, I had always gone out for my birthday, so this wasn't just the first time I celebrated my birthday in THIS apartment, but also the first time for a lot of my current friends to be together in any place I could call home. That was swell.
In September, I spent a few days on a seminar in Venice (like last year [link] [link]
). I didn't bring my camera this year though... the whole thing is getting old
Also in September, I completed a remix LP: [link]
And also also in September, Holon won "best sci-fi comic" in the dd awards [link]
Okay, so I lied about the movie part. Here are classic movies I watched for the very first time this year (most of them at home, some at cinemas):
Army of Darkness. Indiana Jones. Once Upon A Time In The West. Jaws. Close Encounter of the Third Kind. Carrie. Lawrence of Arabia. The Island of Dr Moreau (1977). Commando. Silent Running. Diner. All movies by Nicolas Winding Refn (except for his Pusher-trilogy). North By Northwest. Faster Pussycat…. Kill! Kill! Phenomena. The Thing. Way of the Dragon. Repulsion. Bicycle Thieves.
I recommend you watch all these, too!
And a lot of other stuff happened, which I am either too lazy or too forgetful to add to this journal.
At last: Happy 2013 everyone, and thank you so much for your support and friendship!
2011 review: [link]