Last Year's Man: Looking Back on 2014

It’s the 31st of this year and what do you do at the end of the year? You look back at it, do some lists and look forward to more. I normally don’t do what everyone else does, but I love lists and like looking back, so here it goes.

Top Movies of the Year (not necessarily from 2014)

1.       The Wolf of Wall Street (which wins any of my movie polls and probably will for a while)

2.       12 Years a Slave

3.       Django Unchained

4.       Looper

5.       Four Lions

6.       This Is Spinal Tap

7.       Gone Girl

8.       Guardians of the Galaxy

Top Albums

1.       Interpol – El Pintor

2.       Kraftklub – In Schwarz

3.       White Lung – Deep Fantasy

4.       Sookee – Lila Samt

5.       Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear

6.       Jamie T – Carry On the Grudge

7.       The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended with Gold

8.       TV on the Radio - Seeds

Top Songs

1.       Pascow – Diene der Party

2.       Kraftklub – Alles wegen dir

3.       Interpol – All the Rage Back Home

4.       Warpaint – Love Is to Die

5.       La Roux – Let Me Down Gently

6.       Sia – Burn the Pages

7.       Röyksopp & Robin – Every Little Thing

8.       Charlie XCX – Boom Clap

9.       Jamie T – Don’t You Find

Top Comics

1.       Daredevil by Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and Javier Rodriguez

2.       The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin

3.       Moon Knight by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey

4.       Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

5.       Zero by Ales Kot and many artists

6.       Swamp Thing by Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz and Javier Pina

7.       The Superior Foes of Spider-Man by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber

8.       Stray Bullets: Killers by David Lapham

9.       She-Hulk by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido

10.   Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez

11.   Manifest Destiny by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts

This was a rather exciting year with many ups and downs. Some things cannot be put in lists. My second daughter was born and is a constant source of happiness. I started this blog, which was very important to me. My English Advanced Course also became very important to me personally, on many levels. Doing Acro Yoga. Promoting being vegan in school. Discovering podcasts. Experimenting in school (and getting into trouble for it). Not everything was great, but looking back, I can say it was a very important year for me. I’m sure I will reflect upon it in the future and remember the things that happened there for a long time, for better or worse. But mostly for better.

Yesterday is gone and you will be OK
Place your past into a book, burn the pages
Let ‘em cook

Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past into a book, burn the pages
Let ‘em cook
— Sia - Burn the Pages