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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 27, 2011 - 10:19pm

So as 2012 comes and the theoretical apocalypse that most likely will not happen, I always find myself wanting to make New Years resolutions or rather, hopes for the new year.  So what are your hopes for the new year?

Mine are:

1.  Publish the anthology I'm putting together.

2.  Finish one of my many novels.

3. Get a stable job and off disability.

4.  Make sure a Republican doesn't get into office.

5. See the Avengers movie and new Spider-man film and the Batman film.

6. Lose weight.

7. Try not to kill anyone.

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. December 27, 2011 - 11:32pm

1. Stay sober and clean after New Years. 

2. Try not to kill anyone.

3. Finish my damn novel.

4. Get some more short stories published.

5. Get a job and go to college.

6. Read some awesome books. 

7. Earn some more achievements on Litreactor.

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NotMarilyn from Twin Cities, MN is reading Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn December 28, 2011 - 8:58am

1. Finish my novel.

2. Finish my novel, seriously.

3. Kill that one person I've been plotting against for quite some time, but hide it real well.

4. Learn to roll sushi properly

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water December 28, 2011 - 9:02am

My only real resolution is to write more.  I wrote exactly two short stories last year (and I'm still editing the second one).  I want to write at least three this year.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day December 29, 2011 - 9:18pm

We're in the same boat, Popeye. Two stories all of last year.

My resolution: Find fewer excuses.

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor December 29, 2011 - 9:37pm

Finish a novel

Put 20,000 miles on my Bikes

take my son trout fishing more

read a book that breaks my heart

write a book that breaks your heart

Drink 40 gallons of Scotch, 30 gallons of Rye and 200 gallons of beer

Work on my gardenining, Fishing, chicken rearing and make my dog happy.

 

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 29, 2011 - 9:41pm

"chicken rearing"

Sounds sketchy.  I can't endorse that one.  All others are fine.

 

 

My only resolution is to tell even more awful jokes that no one understands. 

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club December 29, 2011 - 9:42pm

1. Get out of the research stage and start writing my novel.

2. Stop getting hospitalized so often.

3. Learn to crochet (starting that one now!).

4. Become fluent in French (about half way there).

5. Get a non-food related job that pays more than minimum wage.

6. Stop eating so much chocolate. 

7. Watch The Hobbit before the world ends on December 21.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 29, 2011 - 9:46pm

Raelyn, maybe I missed this before.  Why are you getting hospitalized so much? 

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club December 29, 2011 - 9:55pm

There are a few reasons. The first one is I'm insanely clumsy and have sprained or broken a bone at least once every two years since fourth grade. The second one is I have epilepsy, and my doctor and insurance say it needs to be regularly tested (they are idiots). The third reason is I just get sick a lot. You know that kid in every cartoon who always has some random ailment, yeah, that's me.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 29, 2011 - 9:59pm

Oh man, well having epilepsy would be hard I imagine.  I knew a guy who had it and would hit his head on counters and desks all the time.  Are you allergic to peanuts too?

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club December 29, 2011 - 10:01pm

Not peanuts. Lobster.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound December 30, 2011 - 3:11am

1- have 14 stories published (had 7 published this year).

2- write and finish the first draft of my novel.

3- get more traffic on my site

4- get into a writing course at university.

Think that's it,bwriting wise.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce December 30, 2011 - 5:28am

1 Finish one of my stories, get it published.

2 Go to more metal concerts

3 Not piss off my family so much

4  Do something real

5 Feel real

6 (Hopefully...) make out with that cute kid in my class....

7 Try not to recreate Columbine

8 Try not to lose ALL my emotions.

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postpomo from Canada is reading words words words December 30, 2011 - 6:23am

1. writing exercises - with some kind of regularity (this may require laxatives)

2. finishing writing something (or put all the fragments together and call it postmodern... or postpomodern)

3. give my reform calendar some momentum

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Arkadia from Australia is reading Selected Poems by W.H. Auden December 30, 2011 - 8:58am

1. Write more. Write better. Srsly.

2. Get my own beautiful place. None of this dark cramped apartment crap. Big windows, please.

3. Figure out my relationship status once and for all.

4. Get braces.

5. Buy a new pair of glasses.

6. Pay off ridiculous bank fees on an account I've never used.

7. Enrol to vote, four years late.

8. Adhere to my veganism.

9. Volunteer at an animal shelter.

10. Make bank.

 

K sounds good!

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. December 30, 2011 - 9:02am

1. Have sex

2. Have sex

3. Have sex

4. Write a lot

5. Edit a lot

6. Publish a lot

7. Have sex

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 30, 2011 - 5:42pm

@Arkadia--when you say adhere to your veganism, does that mean you fall off the wagon and eat a hamburger sometimes?

@jacks---good luck!  With your writing, yeah.......

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin December 30, 2011 - 6:18pm

Survive.

Develop.

Take the guerilla marketing plan and push it into action.

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Limbless K9 from Oregon is reading Wraeththu December 30, 2011 - 10:31pm

Be not such a procrastinator on everything. It's been my resolution for a few years now. I'm sure I'll get around to making progress on it eventually.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works December 30, 2011 - 10:41pm

1. Write every day.

2. Finish my novel.

3. Finish my novel.

4. Finish my novel.

5. No. Seriously.

I feel as though we all have a few things in common.

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Dan Shewan from Boston, MA is reading Crime and Punishment December 30, 2011 - 11:20pm

1. Don't smoke when I drink. 

2. Don't bitch about being able to make a living from writing. Even if my editors are idiots and I'm consistently being punished for being good at my job. Yeah, yeah, I'm lucky to have a job and all that crap, just stop treating me like a sub-par freelancer, you cunts.

3. Don't read so much fucking news. There's keeping up to date on current affairs, and there's allowing social media and instant gratification poison your life. Do I really need to know precisely how a nine-year-old girl was beaten to death by a suspected felon in a community of known sex offenders? No. No, I don't.

If I achieve half of these, I'll consider myself doing very much okay. Yes, half of three is tricky to attain. I have great hopes for January. Happy New Year's, everyone.

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Dean Blake from Australia is reading generationend.com December 30, 2011 - 11:23pm

1. Smile more.

2. Write more.

3. Live more.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 31, 2011 - 12:35am

Mine are secret, because they're that awesome.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce December 31, 2011 - 1:09am

@jackkota; yay sex! Sex is very very good/

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 31, 2011 - 2:16am

I like that, I'm going to call him Jackota from on now.  Sex is good but I'm partial to oral sex, I'm rather obsessed with it.  I would rather have oral than penetrative sex, is that weird?

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Arkadia from Australia is reading Selected Poems by W.H. Auden December 31, 2011 - 3:11am

@Alien -- haha no I haven't fallen off the wagon but I've only been doing this for a month so I haven't had too much time for failure. It's not as difficult as I assumed it would be, I'm just cooking a lot more often, which isn't a bad thing. And if I was gonna relapse, it definitely wouldn't be to burgers... burgers are scary.

But milk chocolate is hard for an addict like me to resist. And I love sushi so much. These are my weaknesses, here's hoping for the strength to withstand them ;)

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff December 31, 2011 - 5:23am

1. Try not to kill anyone.

2. Sound more like Chuck.

3. Build at least a leggo bridge.

4. I'm tired of writing good stuff, now I want to publish (it, too).

5. Develop an efficient selective deafness.

6. Get a perceptible income from somewhere inspiring.

7. *Classified*

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. December 31, 2011 - 9:45am

1) Start smoking

2) Drink more

3) Exercise less

4) Stop using condoms

5) Lie, Cheat, and Steal

Fuck, I figure if the apocalypse is coming.... I'm meeting it halfway.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun December 31, 2011 - 10:55am

Since I lost a lot of weight this year, I'm going to begin some solid gym-time.

I would also like to get in a little bit of travel.

Maybe buy a house.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff January 1, 2012 - 1:55pm

1) write more

2) start working out again

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EricMBacon from Vermont is reading The Autobiography of a Corpse January 1, 2012 - 5:37pm

I want to keep it simple so I don't break it. 

 

1. Write two hours a day...or perish!

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series January 3, 2012 - 9:06am

1. Get back into school

2. Grow an attention span

3. Cancel cable TV

4. Stop running an illegitimate halfway house

5. Stop dating

6. Take my own good advice (and that of others)

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club January 6, 2012 - 2:19pm

Thought this was fitting:

video:http://blog.cgpgrey.com/2012/

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 6, 2012 - 2:35pm

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin January 6, 2012 - 8:26pm

@Meat: I used to do the illegitimate halfway house thing, what a fucking nightmare.

@avery: lollersk8ts.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series January 6, 2012 - 9:18pm

It's calmed down quite a bit, I only have one girl now and she's doing amazing, so it gives me hope!

 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin January 6, 2012 - 10:06pm

Glad to hear that somebody was able to make that situation work.

When I did it I never saw anybody make progress. I had, at my height, three sleeping bags and someone sleeping on the couch of my apartment, the sleeping bags made it out as soon as they could manage, but couch was... couch guy and me have become bitter enemies and sometimes I see people who look like him, say at the grocery store or at a pharmacy, and to this day my first thought is, I should attack that motherfucker right now just on the off chance that it is Andrew,

I gave it another shot a couple of months ago. I took the lessons I had learned to heart and I tried to handle things in a different manner. It lasted only a week or so, but the other party... regressed. It was a shame, I like helping people and it is nice when you see them make progress, quite disappointing in the reverse. Her night terrors were a major issue ("I don't mind you talking in your sleep, none of my business, I don't listen. But do you have to spend so much time screaming?" (she slept on the couch, there was nothing going on there, but in a studio apartment it's bad enough to have someone screaming all night on your couch)) but still, I had hoped that I'd be able to see some forward progress before she bolted.

And stole virtually every pocket-sized item in my apartment except for the things locked up in my "you need a warrant for that" safe.