EOY meme

Jan. 14th, 2016 12:51 pm
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Oh look, it's 2016.

1. What did you do in 2015 that you'd never done before?
Travel alone.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I made 2 for 2016: A doodle a day, and watch Star Wars The Force Awakens. I've already watched Star Wars, so I'm on track.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
People gave birth, yes. People close to me, nope.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.

5. What countries did you visit?
Scotland isn't a nation, so UK it is.

6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Good feelings.

7. What date from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 6th, the day I was inches from Benedict Cumberbatch and I messed up.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Planning a solo trip and doing it.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Concentrating too much on writing to realise there were life-related things I should've done.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Torn ligament on my knee.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Business class air ticket.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
My friends, I guess?

13. Whose behaviour appalled you?
Everyone, sometimes myself included.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Probably food and travel expenses. Probably.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Hmm, getting accepted for the Terry Pratchett fanthology I guess.

16. What song will always remind you of 2015?
Shots by Imagine Dragons

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Still as sad, so the same.
ii. thinner or fatter? Might've put on a kg or two, but it went down. It seems to oscillate.
iii. richer or poorer? It took me EIGHT years, but I'm finally earning a decent salary!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Doing things.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Regretting.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Got a packet of gum and tortilla chips for Christmas (my aunts sorta ran out of ideas), upgraded laptop to Windows 10, caught up with a friend.

21. Where did you ring in 2016?
Went to Aoshi's house for a grown-up potluck (rice, veggies, nutritious food, then cleaning up afterwards and taking home leftovers).

22. Did you fall in love in 2015?
Oh hell no.

23. Howmany one-night stands?
I don't even a masturbatory aid to one-night stand with.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
I didn't watch enough TV.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No.

26. What was the best book you read?
*looks at list* Holy carp, nothing I read made me squee. I'll say In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett, because the stories were pretty good.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Hmmm...live bagpipe music?

28. What did you want and get?
Photographic evidence I met Benedict Cumberbatch.

29. What did you want and not get?
Getting a decent short conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
KINGSMAN. PEANUTS MOVIE.

31. What did you do on your birthday?
Removed my birthdate on FB to avoid a deluge of obligatory birthday wishes. Brainstormed the concept of an Italian vampire. Ate mac & cheese.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Career validation.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2015?
I Can Still Wear My Old Clothes.

34. What kept you sane?
My imagination.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Are you tired of seeing Benedict Cumberbatch yet? Because I think I finally am.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
FUCK this country and its hive-minded, conclusion-jumping, self-centered, overly sensitive, humourless people, seriously.

37. Who did you miss?
Nobody. Everyone was around.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Didn't meet anybody new.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015.
The first time is hard, but it'll work out.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

Am I out of luck?
Am I waiting to break?
When I keep saying that I'm looking for a way to escape

- Shots, Imagine Dragons

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