2018 Resolutions

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– I want the manuscript of Transnational Manga Cultures and the Female Gaze to be submitted to my editor by the end of the year.

– I’m going to finish the novel I’ve been working on since 2016, The Legend of the Princess. I’m going to put it on hold until the end of the spring semester, but I plan to pick it back up again in May.

– This summer I want to draw a short autobio comic about my experience of playing Link’s Awakening as a kid. I’ve already written the script and sketched the thumbnails, and I’m looking forward to sitting down and getting to work!

– I also want to write a love story called “The Moon Over Innsmouth,” a sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.” In my story, the narrator drops out of college, embraces his biracial identity, and learns to celebrate the joy of Polynesian religious traditions as he develops strong romantic feelings for a handsome young fishman.

– I can’t believe I’m actually typing this sentence with my own two hands, but I want to make a firm resolution to PLAY MORE VIDEO GAMES this year. For the past two years I’ve felt like I’m busy and tired all the time, so I need to carve out a chunk of time every day when I don’t do anything meaningful, productive, or related to work in any way.

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