Its the year 2012 now. Growing up in the 90's there was always three years I wanted to see, 2000, 2012 and 2020. I saw the first one years ago (twelve years to be exact) and now I'm experiencing 2012!
Why do I want to see these years? 2000 cause of its futuristic implications (you young kids wont understand) and 2020 cause of it being the date in many sci-fi movies and comic books.
And 2012? For two reasons (that merge as one) when I was 13 (1995) I watched a documentary talking about how the end of the world was gonna be on Dec 21 2012 and it showed the ending as a time when machines killed off humans, no not machines like tanks and atomic bombs or terminators, but machines like toasters and refrigerators. Seriously that's how they explained it! People would be killed off by there household appliances! I, of course, being me, thought it was the stupidest and funniest thing ever! and over the next decade would always include in stories I wrote that that's when the world ends.
So although to most 2012 has certain ramifications, to me it is always a remembrance to that silly documentary and a fun reminder of all the stories I wrote and comic books I drew as a kid.