Terri Doty

Rang in the New Year surrounded by friends and a guy crazy enough to be my partner in crime.

Ah, 2016… yes, it wasn’t all golden.

Rather than focus on the bad (of which there was a lot), I decided to think about all the cool things that happened over the past year.

Firsts in 2016:

  • Went to first powwow
  • Made first cosplay prop (Ripley’s gun from Aliens)
    • There was an incident with a hot glue gun.
  • Went to first renaissance festival
  • Went to first Oktoberfest

Celebrated in 2016:

  • Turned 32
  • Celebrated 10 years with my dude
  • Having been teaching VO for 3 years

Events in 2016:

  • Saw Flight of the Conchords
  • Mike Birbiglia made me Thank God For Jokes
  • Had fun at Perot Museum 

Work in 2016:

  • Officially went into indie publishing (stay tuned for details)
  • Was featured in the Dallas Observer
  • Spent 200+ hours in the booth
  • Reunited as That Anime Show for a Tokyo In Tulsa live panel
  • Yuko Tachikawa had her big Parasyte episode on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block
  • Stepped out of my comfort zone as far as vocal range
    • Fukuda in Girls und Panzer der Film
    • Juri in Handa-kun
    • Madoka Kuki in When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace
    • Pig Macaron on Season 2 of Show By Rock!!

Random:

  • Went camping in Maine
  • Saw Stephen King’s house (kept a respectable distance)
  • Did a Pokemon Go Pub Crawl
  • Started the Harry Potter series (on Book 7!)
  • Saved an owl’s life after it broke a wing
  • Read 3 to 7 books a week

Favorite Film of 2016: Rogue One

Favorite Television Show of 2016: Stranger Things

Go-To Band of 2016: I Will Never Be The Same

Favorite Book of 2016: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon


… it has been quite a year.


Let’s hope 2017 doesn’t disappoint!

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