My Ten Favourite Films of the Year

Here is my traditional yearly round up of my favourite films released in 2015.  This list includes only the films that I actually got to see which surprisingly wasn’t all that many though I still did take leave from work to watch at least three movies which I think most people find amusing.

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This interruption brought to you by NOvember.

So it’s the beginning of November which means that people are starting to furiously get words down on paper during NaNoWriMo or have cleared their top lips in preparation for the cringeworthy (in most cases) moustaches that are to grow during Movember.  Personally I’ve just completed Drawlloween/Inktober and recently started a 30 Day writing challenge (of which this post doesn’t count towards).  Frankly I’m exhausted by the whole thing and I’m a little jealous of people who don’t set themselves these challenges.

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Three of my favourite books

A couple of years ago we went through a massive culling of our book collection as between Tracey and I we had a collection that would put some small libraries to shame and Tracey did the math and worked out the number of years it would take us to read all of the books in our house (somewhere like 47 years).  It was a sobering thought and made it a lot easier to give them all away.

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Norm Breyfogle, the Batman artist who inspired me.

I struggled with this topic for a while as I tried to decide someone of note that truly inspires me and then I thought I might just talk about scientists doing all manner of science which is cool.  But then I realised that it doesn’t have to be a massive, noble idea that I’m inspired by and then I realised that the was an artist who first really made me fall in love with drawing and that was Norm Breyfogle.

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That thing someone told me once about me that I’ve forgotten completely.

Okay so the brief called for  “Write something that someone told you about yourself that you’ve never forgotten.” The problem is that I’m completely blanking out on something.  Yeah sure I’ve got a few of the meaner things people have said to me over the years stored up in my head for those dark nights when your brain thinks it’s a great idea to over examine everything you’ve ever done wrong. But I don’t recall someone saying something profound about me as a person that has stuck with me.

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