Lolol, I always get melancholic at the beginning of a new year, strangely enough.
I need to start buying stuff for the road, I'm going on vacation in a couple of days. Then I need to start looking for a job. Again.
I'm sure I'll come back in a better state of mind. Road trips and complete change of environments and people help like nothing else.
And to end it on a high note:
In the past most of my New Years Resolutions have revolved around negative self-awareness.
Stop drinking so much and making a fool out of yourself in front of other people.
Stop eating so much crap.
Stop wearing clothes that don’t flatter you.
Stop talking so much.
Stop flirting so much.
Stop stop stop stop stop stop.
This year I say
This year I say DRINK MORE CHAMPAGNE AND DANCE LIKE A LUNATIC
This year I say ENJOY YOUR BODY.
This year I say WEAR WHATEVER YOU THINK LOOKS FABULOUS
This year I say SHOUT YOUR WORDS UNTIL THE RAFTERS SHAKE
This year I say SEDUCE THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD
THIS YEAR I SAY FUCK YEAH BITCHES, WE’RE GONNA OWN 2012.
Bold those books you've read in their entirety. Italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read only an excerpt.
Revolutions create a curious inversion of perception. In ordinary times, people who do no more than describe the world around them are seen as pragmatists, while those who imagine fabulous alternative futures are viewed as radicals. The last couple of decades haven’t been ordinary, however. Inside the papers, the pragmatists were the ones simply looking out the window and noticing that the real world increasingly resembled the unthinkable scenario. These people were treated as if they were barking mad. Meanwhile the people spinning visions of popular walled gardens and enthusiastic micropayment adoption, visions unsupported by reality, were regarded not as charlatans but saviors.( More excerpts Collapse )
When reality is labeled unthinkable, it creates a kind of sickness in an industry. Leadership becomes faith-based, while employees who have the temerity to suggest that what seems to be happening is in fact happening are herded into Innovation Departments, where they can be ignored en bloc. This shunting aside of the realists in favor of the fabulists has different effects on different industries at different times. One of the effects on the newspapers is that many of their most passionate defenders are unable, even now, to plan for a world in which the industry they knew is visibly going away.
For the next few decades, journalism will be made up of overlapping special cases. Many of these models will rely on amateurs as researchers and writers. Many of these models will rely on sponsorship or grants or endowments instead of revenues. Many of these models will rely on excitable 14 year olds distributing the results. Many of these models will fail. No one experiment is going to replace what we are now losing with the demise of news on paper, but over time, the collection of new experiments that do work might give us the journalism we need.
B - Bed size: single and it's fucking uncomfortable >:|
C - Chore you hate: vacuuming
D - Don't eat: meat that isn't chicken and very occasionally veal
E - Essential start-your-day item: kettle/coffee maker
F - Favorite board game: don't play
G - Gold or silver: silver
H - Height: 1,65
I - Instruments you play: none :(
J - Job title: project assistant
K - Kid(s): 0
L - Love or lust: love
M - Mode of transportation: public transportation, own feet
N - Nicknames: Irka, Ira
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: useless night spent in the ER in Santa Fe, NM
P - Pants or pantyhose: pants
Q - Favorite movie quote: I'm cheating a bit, because only the second quatrain is in the movie, but I just adore this poem:
- All that is gold does not glitter,
- Not all who wander are lost;
- The old that is strong does not wither,
- Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
- From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
- A light from the shadows shall spring;
- Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
- The crownless again shall be king.
"- Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?
- Why do you wear that stupid man suit?"
"I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion! " I just had to.
S - Siblings: 1 sister
T - Time you wake up: weekdays at 7 am, off days - any time between 10 and 12
U - Underwear: comfort is key
V - Vegetable favorite: cucumber (which I guess is technically a fruit, but to me fruit=sweet)
W - Ways you run late: various, but mostly ~nothing~ to wear
X - X-rays you've had: nose, lungs
Y - Yummy food you make: almost never cook, but today I made rice and sautéed tiger shrimps which turned out quite good for a first time
Z - Zoo favorite: I'm interpreting this as favourite animal, so I'm saying large cats, penguins, anything fluffy. And I don't go to zoos, it just depresses me.
And If their objective was to make Dean completely unsympathetic and to make the viewer hate him, they've succeeded. I can't stand him rn. The way he treated Sam, and how his idiotic comment about Cas completely shat upon his legacy and memory. I absolutely HATE that they're trying to discredit Cas by focusing on his ~betrayal~ (to save the fucking world) and conveniently forgetting what an amazing friend Cas has been to them. I won't even start on the level of hypocrisy of all this, but if you're not going to bring him back or give him a proper send off, at least have the fucking decency to give Cas the respect and consideration this incredible character deserves. And fuck you all, Cas was a hero.
I honestly want to understand how people are enjoying this. Supernatural has been my feel good show for years and it hurts my fucking soul to be this disappointed. I don't enjoy criticizing it, I don't love to hate it. I just want to love my favourite show again. But it's only making me angry and disappointed these days.