For the longest time, 2004 has been a real hard year to beat. It was my first year out of uni, while all my friends still had a year to go, and they all lived in a shared house in Bath. It basically meant that I was free to come and go as I pleased, spending time at university without actually doing any work there, and living it up with my friends in the house. I essentially had a years extension on my student lifestyle free of charge, and it was awesome. I've done a whole lot of awesome things since then, of course, but Summer 2004 really was something else.
2015 finally beat it. I've done so much, achieved so much, and had so many amazing experiences this year, I'm really sad to leave it behind. However, 2016 starts with a trip to Disneyland Paris, and hopefully will end with Moose living in Bristol, so I'm really excited to see where the next twelve months take us all!
...Moose and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in Disneyland Paris.
...We went to EGX Rezzed for the first time!
...We attended Termisoc's 24 hour LAN down in Plymouth
...We celebrated Mum's birthday in London seeing 39 Steps (which was amazing!)
...We celebrated Luke's birthday at Longleat
...and went to Gloucester Quays for their Springtime Celebration.
...We explored Oakham Treasures, an amazing vintage museum.
...I sold on my last ever Comic Village table as they finally put the boot in on fanart sales.
...but also sold at my first ever Dealer's Table at Manchester MCM, instead!
...and got a dealer's table at London MCM too!
...AND it wasn't a waste of money!
...I celebrated my birthday with family at Marwell Zoo, and with friends seeing Jurassic World!
...We all went to Kitacon and it was incredible!
...and then Moose and I went to our first ever Secret Cinema, which was The Empire Strikes Back!
...(which meant I actually had to watch Star Wars for the first time ever.)
...(2015 will forever be my Star Wars year...)
...We finally had a meet up with some of our very best friends when Saran and Xharag, two guys we met on TF2 years ago, finally came over to England (and it was so awesome!!)
...and then Moose and I went to Legends of Gaming, which was a little Youtube-centric gaming con!
...and THEN Laura and I had a quick whirlwind trip to Disneyland Paris and it was AMAZING because it was Halloweeny and we met all the characters and the weather was perfect and it was just wonderful!
...Moose, Luke, Sarah and I saw Weird Al perform in London straight afterwards!
...and then it was time for me to go to Ponycon!
...and THEN I went back to London with Moose to see the League of Legends Worlds quarter-finals!
...and THEN we went to London MCM, where I had a dealer's table and it was wonderful.
...and THEN Luke, Sarah, Moose and I went to Bristol for a Halloween Zombie Walk!
(All of those last things happened in October. October was ridiculous.)
November and December were decidedly emptier, save for some lovely Christmas things (my parents and I went to the Bovington Tank Museum for a Wartime Christmas celebration, Mum and I went and visited the Coke Truck as it made a local stop).
In 2015 I really feel like I finally got my art groove back. Having a dealer's table at London Comic Con was a huge motivator, given how much extra those tables cost! Also, I fell in love with Steven Universe in a huge way, which gave me a new muse to draw from and a new fandom to enjoy. I started Youtubing more, uploading art videos instead of vlogging, and that's definitely an achievement I'm proud of. My goal in 2016 is to keep at that. It's really the best of both worlds, because I'll be able to create videos while not neglecting my art. In the next few days, we're going to get much faster internet (finally!) so I'll be able to stream, too! Hurrah!
2015, you were rad. 2016, you've got a lot to live up to!
I'm Selena, an artist, blogger and gamer - but maybe not always in that order! Dream Somehow is a blog dedicated to travel, geeky adventures, vintage style and a little bit of Disney Dreaming! If you'd like to learn a little more about me, click here.