Participating in Reddit’s “12 in 12” Challenge


About two weeks ago I stumbled upon a post that someone had made in a gaming subreddit discussing gaming backlogs and how to progress through them. Another user offered the idea to have a community support subreddit called “12 in 12 Challenge”. Seeing as I have a huge problem in keeping up with my gaming backlog, I was like “Alright. Let’s check this out.” Here is the basic rundown of what this challenge is:

A lot of gamers have built up a sizable backlog of games they haven’t gotten around to finishing or even trying for the first time. With bundles and sales so tempting, it’s easy to rack up a large library! Take the 12in12 challenge and knock down your backlog while having fun. A little community support can go a long way towards meeting your goals.

How It Works

  1. Organize your backlog.
  2. Pick 12 games that you want to complete.
  3. Play one each month.
  4. Post about your progress and encourage others.

You can find more information on the subreddit FAQ page here.

It seems pretty doable, so I joined! I haven’t really given much thought to what games I want to play, so instead of pre-planning the list I’m just going to make it as I go. I think that if I really put my mind to it, I can get farther than 12 games…but we’ll see. I have two really heavy multiplayer games coming out this month that I will probably concentrate on, not to mention a steady League of Legends habit.

Here’s to completing 12 (or more!) games this year!


New Year, New…What?


It’s 2016 guys. How exciting. As I get older, I’m not as pumped about the whole “New year, new me” idea. But, I’m hoping that I can still get a little bit of energy from that and work on some resolutions. Life is about accomplishments, right? Here’s what I’m looking to do in 2016:


1.) Eat healthier – Less carbs (because I’m a bread whore), more veggies, slow down when I eat, and eat less overall.

2.) Blog Every Day – I paid $100 for this damn domain name almost 8 months ago and I have yet to utilize it. That’s gonna change.

3.) Pay off 2 student loans – Ugh. Just no.

4.) Beat 12 Games, Read 12 Books, and Watch 12 TV shows – I’ll probably blog about them here, but I joined this thing on Reddit called “12in12”, which is basically “12 games in 12 months”. It’s supposed to help you get through your backlog.

5.) Go to at least one convention and cosplay – As of right now, this is scheduled to be Aselia-con in March and I’m hoping to cosplay Alvin from Tales of Xillia. We’ll see…

6.) See a live music concert – I gotta get into a new band or something. I haven’t listened to American music since 2006….I’m so out of touch.

7.) Take more pictures – I have  very little pictures of my life because growing up, photography wasn’t that important. I want to change that now. Maybe I’ll get a Flip camera.


I think these are pretty reasonable goals for the year. Nothing too drastic and definitely doable.  I’m excited to see where this year will take me.