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Resolutions & Goals

Posted by zippedlips from Cardiff - Published on 20/01/2016 at 10:32
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It's 2016 and my new years resolution was to limit my caffeine, sugar and alcohol intake to social gatherings.

That lasted me less than a week, have I stopped altogether?

No, a resolution is about progress not perfection. We should consistently be working on our goals, not waiting for a specific day to come around. Yet for some reason the word resolution appears to change people's perspective on that.

Anyway here are my 16 goals for 2016

1. Visit Dad
2. Visit Cousins
3. Spend more time with friends I don't see that often
4. Move out
5. Exercise regularly
6. Learn how to throw a punch properly (I'm taking self defence lessons and its the one I'm terrible at but need to learn)
7. Learn how to skateboard and roller-skate better during the hotter days of the year
8. Eat a healthier diet
9. Do a course
10. Do some volunteering
11. Catch up on Fringe, Game Of Thrones, Orange Is The New Black and Pretty Little Liars
12. Start watching Breaking Bad, Dexter and The Walking Dead
13. Be more mindful
14. Complete 100happydays challenge successfully
15. Write 12 articles for TheSprout including a poem and review (if anyone could do an article on tips on how to do a review that'd be great as I really struggle with it)
16. Send a postcard to PostSecret

New year, new me. New season, new me. New month, new me. New week, new me. New day, new me. New hour, new me. New minute, new me. New second, new me.

Don't let the date delay any changes you want to make in your life, make life happen.

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Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 3 months ago - 20th January 2016 - 11:03am

Hey zippedlips, thanks for posting, like the look of #15! Look forward to reading your stuff.

Regards writing reviews we were talking about this only yesterday, looking at doing some writing guides when we revamp the site in March.

But in the meantime, the ever excellent Mark Kermode has this to say on the five essential ingredients of a proper film review (though I think they apply to all reviews) in his book The Good, The Bad & The Multiplex...

Opinion, description, contextualisation, analysis and entertainment.

1. Opinion
Saw 3D is rubbish.

2. Opinion and description
Saw 3D is a horror film that is rubbish

3. Opinion, description and contextualisation
Saw 3D is the seventh episode and the first stereoscopic instalment in a long-running horror series, and it is rubbish.

4. Opinion, description, contextualisation and analysis
Saw 3D is the first instalment in a series that began life as a tortuously inventive low-budget chiller but which has descended over the course of six sequels into gory, boring torture porn which is rubbish.

5. Opinion, description, contextualisation, analysis and entertainment
It took the once-inventive but increasingly depressing Saw series seven movies to resort to the hackneyed headache of 3-D, but despite the promise that this is ‘The Final Chapter’ (just wait till the sums say otherwise) you keep wishing those protruding spikes would leap a little further out of the screen and puncture your eyeballs to ensure that you never have to watch rubbish like this ever again.

simdude101 (correspondent)

simdude101 (correspondent)

Commented 3 months ago - 22nd January 2016 - 16:26pm

If I could give two tips, I would say keep it concise but give all the necessary detail, and don't give spoilers! Giving a basic storyline is fine, but no more really.

Hope this helped

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