Deshawn’s 2021 Recollection

As a playful response to Frank’s New Year’s Resolution, here’s a recollection of all the stuff I consumed this year. It’s separated into categories, and no ratings on my end admittedly. Though it’s a helpful tool, I’ve veered away from numbered ratings more and more over the years, as sometimes your feelings on art are a little more complicated than a quantifiable metric. As far as my resolution is concerned, I think I’d like to read more comics this year. That and just work on my art a little more, including a project related to the podcast. Here’s to the future.

Gaming

I’ve mentioned on the podcast a few times that I haven’t put as much time into gaming this past year as I usually do, given that a lot of my free time for it has gone into writing projects. That being said, I did finish a few titles.

  1. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition
  2. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  3. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  4. No More Heroes
  5. Untitled Goose Game
  6. Portal
  7. Portal 2
  8. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  9. Super Mario Sunshine
  10. Rock of Ages
  11. Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder
  12. Limbo
  13. Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
  14. Halo: Combat Evolved – Anniversary
  15. Halo 2 – Anniversary
  16. New Pokémon Snap
  17. Sonic Forces
  18. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  19. Ninja Five-O
  20. Golf With Your Friends
  21. Phasmophobia
  22. Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island [DLC]
  23. Road Bustle
  24. Donut County
  25. The Forest
  26. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  27. Metroid Dread
  28. Ori and the Blind Forest
  29. Halo 3
  30. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  31. Streets of Rage 2
  32. The Witness

Movies

I watched plenty of movies this year, including rewatches for stuff I haven’t seen in a while which I’ve still counted. I haven’t made multiple spots for each, though. For example, I’ve seen Last Night in Soho four times, but have only counted it once. A fair few of these I’ve watched as part of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, as I grew up a MonsterVision fan and have been really utilizing my Shudder account. Given how much I missed going to the movies last year, I feel like I went out of my way to make up for it throughout 2021, including making sure I wasn’t just going to see tentpoles or larger IPs.

  1. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  2. Tammy and the T-Rex
  3. The Love Witch
  4. The Little Things
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  6. Coming 2 America
  7. Judas and the Black Messiah
  8. Aquaman
  9. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  10. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
  11. King Kong (1933)
  12. The Son of Kong
  13. King Kong vs Godzilla
  14. King Kong Escapes
  15. King Kong (1976)
  16. Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl*
  17. Future Shock: The Story of 2000 AD
  18. King Kong Lives
  19. King Kong (2005)
  20. Kong: Skull Island
  21. Godzilla vs. Kong
  22. The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
  23. Flight
  24. The Fog
  25. Straight Outta Compton
  26. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  27. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train
  28. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  29. Victor Crowley
  30. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  31. Hell Comes to Frogtown
  32. Yesterday
  33. Unhinged
  34. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
  35. In Search of Darkness: Part II
  36. Ginger Snaps
  37. Prom Night
  38. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2
  39. Batman (1989)
  40. The Exorcist III
  41. From Dusk Till Dawn
  42. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  43. Mandy
  44. Friday
  45. Maniac Cop
  46. Maniac Cop 2
  47. Scare Package
  48. Hogzilla
  49. Army of the Dead
  50. Mother’s Day
  51. Creepshow
  52. A Silent Voice
  53. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  54. Audition
  55. Train to Busan
  56. Star Trek Beyond
  57. Bride of Re-Animator
  58. Dead Heat
  59. Seduced and Betrayed
  60.  Bloodsucking Freaks
  61. Brain Damage
  62. A Quiet Place Part II
  63. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
  64. Humanoids from the Deep
  65. The Sparks Brothers
  66. The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  67. Spotlight
  68. Alien
  69. Aliens from the Deep
  70. The Stuff
  71. Piranha
  72. Piranha II: The Spawning
  73. The Abyss
  74. Ghosts of the Abyss
  75. There Will Be Blood
  76. The Stuff
  77. Basket Case
  78. Margot at the Wedding
  79. Black Widow
  80. Grizzly Man
  81. Moneyball
  82. The Green Knight
  83. The Suicide Squad
  84. Shirobako: The Movie
  85. Suicide Squad
  86. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emacipation of One Harley Quinn
  87. Snowpiercer
  88. Coda
  89. Val
  90. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
  91. Candyman
  92. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  93. Aliens
  94. C.H.U.D.
  95. Doctor Sleep
  96. Cat People (1982)
  97. Sleepaway Camp
  98. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  99. No Time to Die
  100. Child’s Play
  101. Child’s Play 2
  102. Alice, Sweet Alice
  103. Critters
  104. Angel
  105. Friday the 13th (1980)
  106. The Shining
  107. Tremors
  108. The Craft
  109. Lights Out
  110. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  111. The Thing
  112. The Funhouse
  113. The Wolf Man (1941)
  114. The Fly (1986)
  115. Star Wars: A New Hope 
  116. Hellraiser
  117. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  118. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  119. Friday the 13th (2009)
  120. The Silence of the Lambs
  121. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
  122. Saw
  123. Altered States
  124. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  125. Willard (1971)
  126. Dune (2021)
  127. Last Night in Soho
  128. My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission
  129. Halloween (1978)
  130. Halloween (2018)
  131. Halloween Kills
  132. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  133. Clerks
  134. Friday the 13th Part III
  135. Batman Returns
  136. Dressed to Kill
  137. Scare Me
  138. My Bloody Valentine
  139. Spider-Man 2
  140. Angel
  141. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  142. Little Evil
  143. Cronos
  144. Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago
  145. Eternals
  146. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  147. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  148. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  149. The Matrix Resurrections
  150. Terror Train
  151. Ice Cream Man
  152. Gator Bait
  153. The Last Duel
  154. Watership Down

TV (Non-Anime)

A lot of superhero content this year, but as you’ve seen on the podcast, we have to do so in order to speak about it and engage with you guys. Not that we don’t enjoy it.

  1. WandaVision
  2. The Comedy Store
  3. Watchmen
  4. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  5. Invincible
  6. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  7. Cursed Films
  8. Castlevania [Season 4]
  9. Eli Roth’s History of Horror [Season 2]
  10. Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
  11. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs [Season 3]
  12. Flash Fried and Crispy
  13. Loki
  14. The Movies That Made Us [Season 2]
  15. Ted Lasso [Season 1]
  16. Fleabag [Season 1]
  17. Fleabag [Season 2]
  18. Insecure [Season 1]
  19. Insecure [Season 2]
  20. Insecure [Season 3]
  21. Insecure [Season 4]
  22. Star Wars Visions
  23. What If?
  24. Ted Lasso [Season 2]
  25. Seinfeld [Season 1]
  26. Seinfeld [Season 2]
  27. Seinfeld [Season 3]
  28. Seinfeld [Season 4]
  29. Seinfeld [Season 5]
  30. Star Wars: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  31. Seinfeld [Season 6]
  32. Insecure [Season 5]
  33. Hawkeye
  34. Seinfeld [Season 7]

Anime

You guys know I’m a huge weeb. I wrote most of the talking points for our “How to Get Into Anime” episode. But I actually watched more non-anime content this year. In all fairness, there were a couple of dry seasons this year for and it slowed me down a bit.

  1. Toradora!
  2. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
  3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
  4. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
  5. The Promised Neverland [Season 2]
  6. Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
  7. Jujutsu Kaisen
  8. Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
  9. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  10. Akudama Drive
  11. Horimiya
  12. Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
  13. K-On!
  14. Fruits Basket: The Final
  15. Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
  16. Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
  17. Nomad: Megalobox 2
  18. Beastars [Season 2]
  19. My Love Story!
  20. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation [2nd Cour]

Books (Prose and Graphic)

Almost every year, I do the Goodreads Reading Challenge where I try to complete a set number of books before the end of the year, and I usually determine the number based on how much of it will be comics. Given that a single 5-7 issue trade paperback counts as a completed book in their system, it’s pretty easy to beat a challenge that way. Harder when you’re aiming 100. Even if it was just TPBs, 100 in one year is still asking a lot, so I balance it the best way I can. I started a book club with a few buddies of mine, so that definitely helped.

  1. Preacher, Book Two by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
  2. Preacher, Book Three by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
  3. Preacher, Book Four by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
  4. Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, Book 1) by Fonda Lee
  5. Preacher, Book Five by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
  6. Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, Book 6) by Jim Butcher
  7. Preacher, Book Six by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
  8. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  9. Monstress, Vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  10. Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, Book 7) by Jim Butcher
  11. The Man of Steel by Brian Michael Bendis and Ivan Reis
  12. Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim
  13. Axiom’s End (Noumena, Book 1) by Lindsay Ellis
  14. The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 5 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  15. The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 6 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  16. The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 7 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  17. Kings of the Wyld (The Band, Book 1) by Nicholas Eames
  18. The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 8 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  19. Superman, Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Ivan Reis
  20. Invincible, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker
  21. Invincible, Vol. 2 by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker
  22. Invincible, Vol. 3 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  23. Invincible, Vol. 4 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  24. Invincible, Vol. 5 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  25. Invincible, Vol. 6 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  26. Invincible, Vol. 7 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  27. Invincible, Vol. 8 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  28. Invincible, Vol. 9 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  29. Invincible, Vol. 10 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  30. Invincible, Vol. 11 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  31. Invincible, Vol. 12 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  32. Invincible, Vol. 13 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  33. Invincible, Vol. 14 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  34. Invincible, Vol. 15 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  35. Invincible, Vol. 16 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  36. Invincible, Vol. 17 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  37. Invincible, Vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  38. Invincible, Vol. 19 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  39. The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1
  40. Invincible, Vol. 20 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  41. Invincible, Vol. 21 By Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  42. Invincible, Vol. 22 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  43. Birds of Prey: Murder & Mystery by Gail Simone and Ed Benes
  44. Invincible, Vol. 23 by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker
  45. Invincible, Vol. 24 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
  46. Invincible, Vol. 25 by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, and Cory Walker
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
  48. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  49. Doomsday Clock, Part 1 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
  50. Doomsday Clock, Part 2 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
  51. Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, Book 8) by Jim Butcher
  52. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  53. The Promised Neverland, Vol. 2
  54. Starsight (Skyward, Book 2) by Brandon Sanderson
  55. The Time of Contempt (The Witcher Saga, Book 2) by Andrzej Sapkowski
  56. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
  57. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (Prose) by Neil Gaiman
  58. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 1 by Ian Flynn
  59. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 2 by Ian Flynn
  60. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 3 by Ian Flynn
  61. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 4 by Ian Flynn
  62. Alien III by William Gibson
  63. Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon
  64. White Night (The Dresden Files, Book 9) by Jim Butcher
  65. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 5 by Ian Flynn
  66. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 6 by Ian Flynn
  67. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 7 by Ian Flynn
  68. Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 8 by Ian Flynn
  69. Ex Machina, Book One by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris
  70. Ex Machina, Book Two by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris
  71. The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, Book 4) by Brandon Sanderson
  72. Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2) by Timothy Zahn
  73. Truancy by Isamu Fukui
  74. Ex Machina, Book Three by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris
  75. Small Favor (The Dresden Files, Book 10) by Jim Butcher
  76. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, Book 1) by N.K. Jemesin
  77. Alien: Sea of Sorrows by James A. Moore
  78. Alien: River of Pain by Christopher Golden
  79. The Blade Itself (The First Law, Book 1) by Joe Abercrombie
  80. The Sandman: Act II by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs
  81. Jade War (The Green Bone Saga, Book 2) by Fonda Lee
  82. Sunreach (Skyward Flight, Novella 1) by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
  83. Ex Machina, Book Four by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris
  84. Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11) by Jim Butcher
  85. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
  86. Changes (The Dresden Files, Book 12) by Jim Butcher
  87. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  88. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
  89. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  90. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  91. ReDawn (Skyward Flight, Novella 2) by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
  92. Star Wars: The Last Command (The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3) by Timothy Zahn
  93. Ex Machina, Book Five by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris
  94. Cytonic (Skyward, Book 3) by Brandon Sanderson
  95. The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 9 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  96. The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 10 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  97. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  98. The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires, Book 1) by Jim Butcher
  99. The Martian by Andy Weir
  100. Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga, Book 3) by Fonda Lee

Here’s hoping 2022 is as bountiful. For more details as to what my favorites of each medium are, you’ll just have to wait to hear it on the podcast.

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