it is time, as always, for the end of the year meme. (i actually did this a few days ago, but i never got around to posting it, so.)
1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
um. saw linkin park live! which was omg, awesome. went to a bar. drove a car. turned eighteen. had matriculation exams. watched, um, sga and everything else. was
2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
i never make any. they're silly, i never keep them, anyway. in fact, i always forget what resolutions i might've made, so. 8D
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
er. yes, actually! my cousin. still haven't seen the baby, though.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
um. finland. oh! and, technically, sweden - not that i was actually there, but the cruise i was on docked in sweden for a couple of hours in the early morning.
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
well. my student cap. but then again, i couldn't have gotten it last year, so. um. i don't know. a job, maybe? more inspiration? i want to be happier, i think. not that i'm not right now, but i want something more out of life than just this. so that. yes.
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
02.06 30 seconds to mars concert
13.06 provinssirock & linkin park & coheed and cambria
14.06 going home from provinssirock. oh man, awesome!
04.07 epic day with friends
23.08 met up with annabean ♥
29.08 another epic day with friends
12.12 my birthday and scandinavian hunks
31.12 new year's eve at my friend's place
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
i really took up writing again, and i passed the matriculation exams, and i passed them well.
9. ... and biggest failure?
the english exam. sure, i got an e, which is the next best thing, but i want an l, damn it. well, i'm just gonna have to try again come march. and. hm. i don't know. writing? i did write, but not as much as i maybe should've, or wanted to.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
well, not as such. aches and pains, mostly. i did have a cold for, like, over a month in the summer, which sucked because it was hot and uncomfortable. (but then again, i had time to see doctor who.) my back and shoulders are utterly fucked, because i never remember to stretch anything ever. 8D AND. CRAMPS. IN THE SOLES OF MY FEET. GODDAMN, IT HURTS.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
concert tickets & books & movies & manga & cds & games. the usual stuff.
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
um. my friends, my family. there were loads of people like this, but i can't remember them. my behaviour? 8DDDD
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
a few idiots who were just, ugh. but they're always like that, and i'm used to it. a few friends, too, sometimes. and that other one, who was my friend some years ago. she makes me so frustrated.
14. Where did most of your money go?
concerts, presents, movies & series, manga, books, candy & chocolate, et cetty rah.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
the concerts, and movies, and tv shows (SGA! SPN! TORCHWOOD! DW!) ... and um. i dunno, writing? yeah, that. fic, obviously. all that good stuff that i can never remember.
16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
linkin park (all songs)
30 seconds to mars (all songs)
feist ; 1234
regina spektor ; the call
jason mraz ; i'm yours
stars ; your ex-lovers is dead
lamb ; gorecki
kat-tun ; lovejuice
amanda palmer ; runs in the family
iron & wine ; evening on the ground
sage francis ; sea lion
the hush sound; you are the moon
scissor sisters ; i can't decide
mindless self indulgence ; shut me up & faggot
envy on the coast ; starving your friends
+ many, many more
17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
a bit happier, i think.
ii. Thinner or fatter?
um. i don't know. the same? i don't really care, to be honest, but. well, this is after christmas, which means i'm probably a bit fatter right now. I CANNOT RESIST CHRISTMAS FOOD. 8D
iii. Richer or poorer?
the same, i think. a bit richer, maybe, because i got money as a christmas present, but it'll all go tomorrow when i'll (hopefully) buy stargate atlantis seasons one and two. :D
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
write, draw. study. have a bit more fun, maybe. read. socialised a bit more, but maybe not, because i don't really do social and that's fine with me.
19. ... and less?
worry. what can i say, i'm a worrier. (but thankfully not to the point where i can't, y'know, function. i'm rational, i know when i should worry and when i shouldn't.)
20. How did you spend Christmas?
with my family. watched children's programs, went to my grandma, ate lots and lots and lots of great food, cemetery, ate again lots and lots and lots of great food at home, got some great presents, watched a film ... just like always.
21. If you could go back in time and change one thing in the past year, what would it be?
i don't think i would. i mean, sure, there're these small things that would have made my days so much better, but it's no use worrying about it now. YOU'VE GOT TO PUT YOUR BEHIND IN YOUR PAST. AND ALL THAT.
22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
no - i've never even been in love. i've not even had a crush in ages, so.
23. How many one-night stands did you have?
24. What was your favourite TV program?
stargate atlantis & supernatural & life on mars (uk) & ashes to ashes & torchwood & doctor who & firefly & heroes & lost & numb3rs & bones & criminal minds & cold case & csi miami & robin hood & delicious gakuin & gokusen & house m.d. & bloody monday & terminator: the sarah connor chronicles + all the countless anime i watched.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
ah. no? i don't think so. i don't generally like using the word "hate", because "loathe" or even "dislike" is often more accurate. but there are some whom i've grown to dislike during this past year, but i don't hate 'em, no.
26. What was the best book you read?
antoine de saint-exupéry ; le petit prince
hal duncan ; vellum & ink
jack kerouac ; on the road
ee cummings ; selected poems 1923 - 1958
jaida jones & danielle beckett ; havemercy
eoin colfer ; artemis fowl and the lost colony
oscar wilde ; the picture of dorian gray
+ all the manga & stuff
27. ... and musical discovery?
amanda palmer, sage francis, feist, coheed & cambria, iron & wine, duffy, the hush sound, belle & sebastian, beirut, vnv nation, envy on the coast, pedestrian's motor, johnny cash, john barrowman, dbsk, kat-tun, hey! say! JUMP + many different soundtracks.
28. What did you want and got?
tickets to provinssi & 30stm, sga + all the stuff i actually got but cannot remember ... nice, amazing experiences. yeah.
29. What did you want, but didn't get?
um, i dunno. it'd have been nice to go abroad, but i wasn't actually expecting it to happen, so. but, um. i dunno. small stuff that doesn't much matter, i guess.
30. What was your favourite movie of the year?
the chronicles of narnia: prince caspian & the dark knight & kung fu panda & takumi-kun & itsuka no kimi e & ai no kotodama & wanted & porco rosso & sweeney todd & sukitomo & indiana jones & quantum of solace + all those i can't remember.
31. What did you do on your birthday?
hehee, went to the city with three of my friends, had some chinese food, saw the scandinavian hunks, had loads of fun - best birthday i've had in my life!
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
CANON OTPS. LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, CASTIELDEAN OR RODNEYJOHN OR DOUWATA. well. they're almost, practically canon. i'll always have jackianto. MORE OF THAT, TOO, OMG. :DDD
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
well. not really different from the year before. and i don't much care about fashion, anyway. so. jeans, (zip up) hoodies, shirts, sweaters, cardigans. black, white, red, blue, green. leather jacket! well, with fake leather, but still, that's new! xD;
34. What kept you sane?
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
jensen ackles & jared padalecki & gareth david-lloyd & john barrowman & misha collins & david tennant & jon stewart. among others. (also, i have recently discovered that david hewlett is beyond awesome. profile on: david hewlett says it all. 8D)
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
the us elections. gay rights.
37. Who did you miss?
i don't know. i don't know if i did. but if yes, then. i suppose someone who'd have been there for me, whom i could have loved. not that i don't have people like that, i do, just something a bit ... more.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
well. did i even meet any new ones? :D well, if i'm just thinking about real life dudes, hm. okay no, seriously. i can't remember. er. well, i'll go with you lot, the ones i've met this past year. ilu all. ♥
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
have i? i don't know if i have. but. i don't know. maybe. well, maybe inspirare. inspiration, breathe in. it's not really a life lesson, but. well, maybe it is, because it's important. yeah.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
» let's just sit around and watch the masses, let them pass; finger paint our faces and fall in the grass. there's so more, oh so much more to do. don't you wish your hair was made of glue?
» oh, you're changing your heart. oh, you know who you are.
» drink up, baby. stay up all night with the things you could do; you won't, but you might. the potential you'll be that you'll never see, promises you'll only make.
» nothing unusual, nothing strange; close to nothing at all. the same old scenario, the same old rain, and there's no explosions here. nothing unusual, nothing's changed, just a little older, that's all.
i. i think i've learned how to appreciate tea. i've never much liked it before, even though i occasionally drank it, but. african rooibos can be very addictive. seriously, i've maybe had it like, four nights in a row now, and it's come to the point where i'm soothed just by the smell of it. should i be worried? because it's tea. (it still tastes odd, at times, but that's when i drink it too fast. also, cold tea is just vile.)
ii. I GOT SUPERNATURAL SEASON TWO FOR CHRISTMAS. \o/
iii. AND THE OXFORD THESAURUS OF ENGLISH. THE GIANT ONE. OMG. MY EPIC LOVE FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS ONLY INCREASING.
iv. so i finally saw the dark knight. and. and. ohmygod, heath ledger. seriously, he is chilling. THAT GIGGLE, ALJF;FLDJKFLD. and, and the scene where he has the knife inside that dude's mouth is just, alfjds, holy shit. and aaron eckhart was fantastic - i'd never seen him before but omg. AWESOMESAUCE.
v. and ohmygod aljkd;fljdsldf MY SISTER AND I BOUGHT STARGATE ATLANTIS SEASONS ONE AND TWO A FEW DAYS AGO AND ALFJ;FLDKJLFJDLJFLASJLA and i wanted to buy the third and fourth seasons too, but it would've been too expensive and THERE ARE BLOOPERS IN SEASON FOUR. *flails* i cannot wait to actually, y'know, own them all and afsdjlf!!! ♥♥♥ !!! I AM DYING OF GLEE.
and i've now seen up to nine episodes from season two and aljfd;fldjs RONON. I AM NOT KIDDING. THAT MAN. ASLKJF;FDLJFSAS. *flails* why am i suddenly craving rononjohn? omg. and and and duet and rodney's (cadman's?) conversation with carson and his pose, ohmygod, the dinner and his little mm at the end and aljf;lfjkdsljf it had me rolling on the couch, okay. xD;
vi. THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR. OHMYGOSH. MATT SMITH. who is this guy? i've never heard of him. i'm not gonna decide anything yet - i'll wait 'til i've seen his first episode as the doctor, and then see if he's any good. i hope he is, i really do. he seems spazzy enough. 8D BUT I WILL MISS TENNANT. I WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH. but i'm sort of excited about it, too, because alfjkl !!! NEW DOCTOR. :DD
and i probably meant to say something else, but i can't remember. xD; TA-TA. ♥