2015 New Year celebration

First of all OuttaGum would like to wish you all a very happy new year!

Some of our contributors have submitted what they are most looking forward to in the new year. Feel free to share your own in the comments below!

Karlee Ventre (@KayVee91)

There are so many things I’m looking forward to in 2015 that if I wrote it all down it would be longer than the Bible which is the longest thing I can think of. I’m looking forward to the Avengers: Age of Ultron, seeing if Ant-Man will be any good without Edgar Wright, and hoping every day that the Majin Buu Saga English dub comes out (I don’t mind the Japanese version, but no one sounds right as Goku other than the guy I grew with up – Sean Schemmel). I can’t wait for the continuation of season 1 of Outlander, the last season of Parks and Rec (forever cry) and playing Arkham Knight.

I’m also going to be an auntie again in June and I’m so excited to be going to England for 6 months in September. Lastly I am, of course, looking forward to making OuttaGum the amazing site its contributors deserve. I hope you will join us on our journey.

Lisa De Franco (@_lisadeee)

2015 welcomes a daunting yet exciting new chapter in my life, called adulthood… (or “the real world”)

In between the challenges and hard work, I look forward to getting through my rather substantial neglected ‘to read’ pile of books, two of Marvel’s upcoming releases; The Avengers: Age of Ultron and tv show Agent Carter, and the last season of Parks and Recreation [sobs violently]

I also can’t wait to see the live events I have lined up, such as the theatre performance of Strictly Ballroom which has been a cherished film to me since childhood.

And lastly, I cannot wait for OuttaGum to blossom and be enjoyed by fellow lovers of pop culture worldwide.

Stephanie Le (@nancy_magoo)

This year I’m looking forward to binge watching all the series I’ve been meaning to watch (Fargo, True Detective, The Wire, Deadwood and a million others), getting through my ever growing pile of books and writing more. TV wise I’m looking forward to a few things coming out in 2015. Sadly Parks & Recreation will be airing its final season but I’m excited to see how it ends for Leslie Knope and the Parks & Rec team. Of course I’m looking forward to the gripping and always traumatising Game of Thrones, and while I have all the book on my bookshelf I’m yet to read them, so I have no idea what’s going to happen next unlike you real fans that probably read them all years ago. The anime series Attack on Titan is supposed to be releasing season 2 this year, I miss those giant baby faced monsters.

Hopefully by the same time next year I’ll have my new business up and running, have put my Communication degree by finding a job to use it in and have been on an overseas trip or two.

Alessandra D’Angelo (@AlessandraLoFi)

Fireworks. Over Sydney Opera House. 10 hours before the Italian toast.

A bath in the ocean, at the end of summer. And a drive to Newcastle to see the Lighthouse, again and again.
A new unit to move in, possibly far from the main roads.
My radio program broadcasted on SBS, in January, and its podcast posted online.

I look forward to buy a camera, finally learn how to play the guitar and fill my journal with loads of exotic images as well as stories I make up.

I look forward to see Mac DeMarco live in Sydney, listen to upcoming albums by Bjork, Laura Marling and Bob Dylan and read Haruki Murakami’s new novellas.
I look forward to celebrate the Year of the Sheep with the Chinese New Year Festival.

I can’t wait to attend Vivid Sydney and the Biennale.
I can’t wait to go to Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Book Expo.

And in the end I will just be happy to fly to Italy and drive on the right side again and get lost in the country between Piemonte and Lombardia.

Happy 2015, everybody.

Matthew McLeod

Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii was a game that saved the system from a pitiful third-party supply, as well as an almost non-existent RPG collection. Its combination of free-roaming exploration, real time combat, delightful British dialogue and sheer scale made it a dream for RPG players with too much time on their hands. The announcement of a port to the new Nintendo 3DS has many excited. Indeed, it has me excited and I haven’t even finished the original. It will be a real test for the more limited hardware but one that I anticipate with glee. There hasn’t been a definite release date announced but I’m hoping 2015 will not disappoint in this regard.