2015 In Review

31 Dec

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me if I said 2015 was a fantastic year.

Sure, it had its share of tragedies just like any year, but also like any year, it was full of well-intentioned people who tried their best, grew stronger and closer together, and learned.

And the hover boards are great.

Early 2015 hoverboard prototype

I’m sure I don’t have to remind you all of the hover board unveiling of early February. There wasn’t a single dry eye in my household, I can tell you. This was the day we’d all waited for. Related, several reliable sources have hinted that Samsung is releasing their own brand of H-board in late 2016. Fingers crossed for lower prices? I could barely swing the cost of my first one, and with the early trials battery life, I can hardly even ride it anymore.

Doesn’t work as well over water – not enough power yet

Until then, we’ll have to stick with the single brand who has cornered the market. I’d have to say no one was surprised to see this kind of quality innovation come from Apple. It’s a great product, but I was disappointed to see that the navigational features were pretty off. Apple Maps was bad before it was connected to a moving vehicle. This nation-wide scourge of confused, levitating people is something to behold.

Of course, fashion styles were a surprise, to say the least. In 2014, everyone was talking about how seventies and eighties fashion styles were back and that “nothing was ever new.” 2015 begged to differ. Early spring saw people sporting iridescent sundresses, magic marker facial designs, and a frankly astonishing amount of plastic and velvet where neither plastic nor velvet should have been.


An average group of 2015 youth

At least it wasn’t until mid-autumn that the double-tie (regrettably) began to take hold.

A modern 2015 man

Some said triple-ties were going to make an appearance as well, but the people wearing those were outliers and should not have been counted.

The tragedies of the year should not be ignored, so I have to yet again offer my condolences to those affected by the Lawyer Purge. Though I try not to get involved in political affairs here on my blog, I think it was a disgusting act of negligence by the government to destroy thousands upon thousands of jobs when all the lawyers were abolished. Pro-Purgers insist that the judicial system is more swift than before, but at what price? The administration of justice has come to a screeching halt. Lawyers line the moving sidewalks, offering law advice in exchange for food. This is not what America is about. You know what? Don’t get me started.

A typical newspaper headline in 2015

That’s all I will say on the subject. I’m sorry to have brought politics into this, especially considering the truly glorious things that happened this year.

Among them? You guys know what I’m gonna say. I don’t think I’m alone in believing that Jaws 19 was the best yet. Sure, Jaws 5-18 all felt a bit rushed, but Jaws 19 absolutely knocked it out of the park.


One of the spectacular and innovative Jaws 19 ads

This time, it was really, really personal.

I feel proud of what I’ve accomplished this year, who I’ve become, and the dragons I’ve raised. Feel free to comment what the best moment of 2015 was for you! It’s been great being here with you as we bid another year a fond farewell.

Here’s to a bright and shiny 2016!

and Great Scott.


8 Responses to “2015 In Review”

  1. Kire December 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was my favorite event of 2015. Not only were the graphics AMAZING, but the entire movie managed to take destroy my heart and my social life. Here’s to 2016 and “Captain America: Civil War.”

    • Emory January 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

      Right? Oh man I cried so hard at that one part (I won’t spoil it for people who haven’t seen it BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT). And I loved the Ant-Man references!

  2. Jennifer Hilty January 1, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Did you see Star Wars VII yet??? It only came out a couple of weeks ago so no spoilers, but it was FANTASTIC, Disney is really pulling the Star Wars series back around! It’s a good thing so many good movies came out this year, we need some distraction from that most recent social crises. You know the one, I don’t think we need to sully our enjoyment of this year by dwelling on it, these things pass.

    (This was FANTASTIC! XD)

    • Emory January 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

      Oh man, I completely agree, Episode VII was THE BEST. I was worried that it would go more the way of the prequels which I wasn’t fan of, but JJ Abrams is really earning his keep, man. And Harrison Ford ohmyGOSH I’m so happy to see him in the Han Solo role again. You’re right, 2015 was a good entertainment industry year, even if that one event that you’re referring to was… well, you’re right, let’s not wallow.
      (thanks so much, you’re so good to me)

  3. Emily C. January 1, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    You’ve been waiting for something like this, haven’t you? ;))))
    Stay fun and have a happy new year yourself!
    (and I can’t -wait- to hear your thoughts on that last Sherlock finale. I mean… gah… who knew they’d go There, and with That bloody cliffhanger! And the Doctor!!!)

    • Emory January 2, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

      I really, really have been waiting for this. 🙂
      oh man SHERLOCK AUGH I thought they had destroyed my heart last season. but something must have been left because AUGH. And dude, why haven’t I done a DW post in a while? *scrambles*

      • Emily C. January 3, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

        Yes, why haven’t you? ;D
        Hee… I know you don’t do much recap, though. Still. Seriously. Can I just say that was insane xmas feels to give us?!? 😦 ❤ (Just as bad as that Sherlock finale, where the freaking Doctor goes and /rescues/ him!?) ;D But hope have a good one!!

  4. Merrilee G Lewis January 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    I loved the amazing tax return of $100,000, Holden’s first steps and celebrating Ava’s first recorded CD, Mikayla’s first graphic novel was published, Jen’s best selling jewelry designs and tiffany’s business receiving the “fastest growing on-line business in hisory’ award- best year ever 🙂

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