Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Random Geek in Seattle is doing 26 things including…

watch more anime

2 cheers


Random Geek has written 6 entries about this goal

Got the basics

Time constraints have kept me from watching as much anime as I would have liked, but I can safely say that I’ve watched more than I had when I first set on this goal. It’s definitely worth it. I’ll be sure to watch more as time allows!

Tokyo Godfathers

Man, this is one of the most gorgeous movies ever, with a storyline that I think Will Eisner would have enjoyed.

I’ve got to own this.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Wow, this was a good one. The visual style made me think of Moebius, a French illustrator who I’ve always admired. The story was pretty captivating as well – kept me awake and alert until 3am :-)

Wind Named Amnesia

I watched this on On-Demand last night. I really liked it, although I suspect some content got edited out. That’s okay, I’ve got it on my list at Rent Anime. More of a character exploration than a plot-heavy storyline. We could really stand to learn a little over here about the range of story types that are available in animation. Namely, all the same story types that are available for everything else :-)

Adult Swim

I stayed up way too late watching Adult Swim on Cartoon Network last night (this morning?), catching an episode of Full Metal Alchemist (awesome) and Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex (also very interesting, and gorgeous to boot).

But really, I shouldn’t be going to bed at 4:30 in the morning, even if I am catching good anime because of it.

Takegami: Guardian of Darkness

Interesting stuff. A little hard for me to follow in the first episode, but I’d gotten into the groove by the second and third. Matter of fact, I was pretty much immersed by the third episode. I’m a sucker for seeing the development of characters over time, and Takegami managed it fairly impressively. I also enjoyed the backstory for episode 2. Basically, I liked this one, and I’m looking forward to more.

Random Geek has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • retainer cheered this 9 years ago
  • Saph cheered this 9 years ago


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