It's been one year since I welcomed you all into the year 2013. I had high hopes for 2013, and I was not disappointed.
In my personal dealings, I had a great year! I quit my job for a much better one. I created a half-dozen New Year's Resolutions and completed or made significant strides on half of them. Beyond those, I managed to win a costume contest at a convention, wrote several websites, published an open source library, and have begun getting some long term health issue straightened out. All this while making preparations to move across the country for the fourth time.
All that personal progress came at the expense of time to focus on this site, and for that I am sorry it's taking so long. I have managed to rebuild the 3D section of the site and have restarted the long process of modernizing all the old posts from years past.
I was too optimistic on Star Fox and Krystal news however. Retro Studio's secret project was Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a sequel to their last game. No other Star Fox related games or rumors of any significance were revealed. And although two new female characters are confirmed for Smash 4 (Female Wii Fit Trainer and Rosalina), Krystal is still left out of the battle. Time will tell if she makes the team.
Looking forward for the site, I've learned AngularJS and several server technologies at my new job. They are the perfect thing for rebuilding the fanart section to be faster, more interactive, and more informative. Likewise, I will be able to build better tools for getting the art organized and posted faster. YouTube recently rolled out live events, so I hope to try it out with the next podcast (which is hilariously overdue).
Actually, I'm thinking of doing the first one of the new year at Further Confusion 2014. If you are going to Further Confusion this year, please post in the comments below. Perhaps we can do a round-table type podcast at the con. I really enjoy having more than just me on the show.
Welcome to 2014. I hope the year is even greater than the last for all of us!
Actually, looks like I won't be attending Further Confusion this year after all. FoxType, Mike, and a few others I had intended to see while there can't attend, and Ayano will not be able to make it this year. I'm going to plan to attend 2015's show instead, which should be better for everyone's schedules.