Open Channel: What Are Your Nerdy New Year's Resolutions?

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Image: USA Network

The New Year is a time for reflection and resolution, a moment to think about what you did last year and what you might do differently next year. And here at io9, we think about pop culture, fandom, and all things nerdy. So: is there anything in your nerdy life you’re going to change?


I’ve been thinking about the way I consume pop culture. Consuming pop culture is my job, which complicates things, obviously. There are things I’m obligated to take in and it’s hard to change that. But still, I think I want to try to diversify what I take in next year. Specifically, I want to watch more television. I love TV, and there’s so much good genre TV out there, but I have trouble keeping up with it. I fall behind stupid easy. I want to catch up on Mr. Robot, which I adore, and finally spend proper time with The Expanse, Star Trek Discovery, and maybe even some Agents of SHIELD.

What about you, beloved io9 readers? Want to spend 2018 catching up on your favorite comic series? Finally gonna start that Alf action figure collection? Let me know in the comments!

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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I have a handful:

1) Try (try so hard) to stop despising myself for who I am.

2) Force myself to write. It’s been my lifelong dream, and I keep letting all my self-doubt and self-loathing stop me. I’m determined to try and make it part of my actual routine, rather than something I try to find time for when I can.

3) Seriously, force myself to write!

4) See point 1

5) Survive the next six months of the job I utterly despise so that I can save enough to get through my teacher training starting in August, so that I can eventually teach high schoolers why Dune is such a brilliant novel.

6) See point 1, and stop being such a fuckwit.