End of Year Slumping

Geeklings, if you only knew how much of a struggle it has been to get you this post. It is currently 10:36 pm Eastern time, and I originally started writing this column around 6:40ish/7 o’clock. Then my laptop decided to take a dump while I was distracted myself by watching videos of former WWE superstar Enzo Amore’s latest “rap” concert. In no way did I believe this was going to be good, and it did not disappoint, I just needed to see it. You know the feeling. Not only was the music terrible but at some point, he close lined a hype man or something. It was glorious. Sadly, it was this indulgence into guilty pleasures that crashed my computer. When I tried to reboot my computer froze and crashed again. It was a vicious cycle that eventually lead to me taking the path any other self-respecting writer who was frustrated with their computer would take… I shut everything down, ate dinner, and watched The Office.

After much struggling, I was finally able to get the laptop fully operational again, and I figured I had committed enough to make sure it ran that I might as well use the damn thing. Now here we sit. Two paragraphs into a column without really diving into the topic.

I suppose all this computer stuff is a good enough segway into what I want to discuss… maybe. I don’t even know. It’s late at night and my mind isn’t operating at full capacity and I put Black Panther on in the background and I’m kind of finding myself wanting to watch it more than I want to write. Shame on me, I know, but that kind of leads into the problem I’ve been having a bit as of late.

Geeklings, 2018 is rapidly coming to a close and I can’t help but notice that I’ve kind of hit an end of year slump. Not that I’m feeling down or anything, quite the contrary, more I just feel kind of stuck. Like, I’m not sure what to do next pop culture wise. I find myself unwilling to commit to anything. I went on quite a tear for the last month or so. I finished seasons of BoJack Horseman, Haunting of Hill House, and Daredevil in rapid-fire succession. I was a binging at a very high level. Like if my binge game was draftable I would have been a top ten first round pick. For true.

During that glorious binge period, I also beat Spider-Man PS4, met my Good Reads yearly goal, and probably did something else I can’t think of. That’s how much pop culture I’ve been consuming, I can’t even think of all the things I’ve been doing. On one hand, I’m super proud of this accomplishment but on another, its left me kind of stuck. I don’t know what to do next.

It’s not for a lack of trying though. Over the weekend I started Netflix’s She-Ra, which I adore but haven’t gone back to… yet. I started reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. I also started reading Brian Michael Bendis’s Daredevil run. I’ve been trying to get back in the flow of things and I’m still stuck. Although this morning I felt a little momentum pick up while I was reading Daredevil. With the end of the year so close it’s almost like I’m afraid to commit to anything new. Which sucks because there are still a bunch of things I want to get in before the year ends. I mean, I still haven’t started Sabrina or downloaded the Spider-Man DLCs, and I want to get in at least one more graphic novels.

What do you think Geeklings, am I just a little burnt out from mass consumption or is the end of the year preventing me from starting anything new. Is anyone else having the same problem? Sound off in the comments and let me know or you can find me on Twitter @iamgeek32. Help me get out of my funk and end the year strong!

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