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Irina
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I have watched an episode of American Horror Story.
I still watch Spongebob Squarepants.
I hate horror films.
I love horror films.
I prefer comedy over horror.
I prefer horror over comedy.
I have watched an episode of a TV show in the last 24 hours.
It’s currently night.
It’s currently morning.
I’m supposed to be sleeping.
I’m procrastinating right now.
I’d rather read than watch a movie.
I am excited for something coming up.
I do a lot of bolding surveys.
I think I will smoke when I’m older.
I have tattoos.
I have no tattoos.
I have tattoos but I regret them.
I have no tattoos but I want some.
I have a friend who smokes.
I smoke.
I’m straight.
I’m gay.
I’m bisexual.
I have an eating disorder.
I have self harmed.
I have been diagnosed with depression.
I hate when people self-diagnose themselves with depression.
I have been sad for ages but I have never been diagnosed with depression.
I’m wearing my pajamas right now.
I’m wearing something white.
I’m wearing something blue.
I’m wearing something black.
I’m wearing something red.
I’ve been shopping in the last 24 hours.
I have filmed a video in the last 24 hours.
I have a YouTube account and I upload videos.
I have a YouTube account but I don’t upload videos.
I am listening to music right now.
I have vomited from crying so much before.
I have been given a gift in the last 24 hours.
I have given someone a gift in the last 24 hours.
My birthday is in December.
My birthday is in April.
My birthday is in June.
I have an iPhone.
I have had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend.
I have never had a relationship.
I’m single & I don’t want a relationship.
I’m happy right now.
I’m sad right now.
I’ve been in a fight in the last week.
I’ve been to the cinemas in the last week.
I am a Christian.
I attend church.
I have a bible.
I’m an atheist.
I don’t have a belief in anything.
I’ve seen an animated movie in the last week.
I’ve seen a horror movie in the last week.
I’ve met someone famous.
I’ve met a singer.
I’ve met an actress.
I’ve met an actor.
I’ve met a YouTuber.
I’ve met a band.
I’ve met an author.
I’ve met a script writer.
I’ve met a cast of a tv show.
I’ve been on a tv show.
I’ve been on tv.
I love British accents.
I love Irish accents.
I hate Irish accents.
I hate British accents.
I live in America.
I live in Australia.
I don’t like the school I am attending right now.
I don’t like my country.
I love the school I am attending right now.
I have one all-time favourite song.
I’ve been to several concerts.
I’ve been to no concerts.
I really want something right now.
I have no money.
I have more than $20 currently.
I have a job.
I want a job.
I don’t have a job.
I have a favourite actor.
I have several favourite actors.
I have one favourite movie.
I play Xbox.
I play Playstation.
I play on the PC.
I play video games a lot.
I hate chocolate.
I have allergies.
I love cats.
I have let someone use me.
I have let someone hurt me.
I say ‘LOL’ out loud.
I am wearing a dress right now.
I have disappointed myself in the last 24 hours.
I have cried in the last 5 hours.
I have cried myself to sleep in the last week.
I have had coffee recently.
I am wearing makeup right now.
I don’t wear makeup.
I prefer boots to converse.
I have the new iPhone.
There’s rubbish around me right now.
I am currently on my phone.
I am currently on my laptop.
There’s more than 2 tabs open right now.
A YouTube video has made me cry before.
I cry a lot.
I hate crying, so I don’t cry a lot.
I still watch Disney.
I love Friends, the TV show.
I watch Skins.
I have a Facebook.
I have an Instagram account.
I have ask.fm.
I don’t go on Omegle.
I like Mario and Luigi.
I don’t mind Ke$ha.
I wear a lot of makeup.
I am older than 20.
I am younger than 18.
I have a driving license.
I have school tomorrow.
It’s currently Summer.
It’s currently Winter.
I hate Winter.
I hate Summer.
I want to finish this survey soon.
I love surveys.
I’ve been single for more than 4 years currently.
I’ve been in a relationship lasting for longer than 1 year.
I’m married.
I’m in High School.
I’m in College/University.
I laugh a lot.
I’m serious when I want to be.
I love quotes.
I have bolded these 100% truthfully.
 
 
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Irina
19 September 2012 @ 08:09 pm
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Irina
02 January 2012 @ 12:11 am
I don't enjoy eye-opening experiences anymore. I'd rather wallow in what blissful ignorance I have left. 
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

fuck

that

shit.

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.

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Irina
Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here…

Bold those books you've read in their entirety. Italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read only an excerpt.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series (lolol)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins (over and over again! adore it, omg)
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchel
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (another favourite)

 
 
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Irina
15 December 2011 @ 10:03 am
What I do when I'm bored.



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Irina
20 November 2011 @ 08:47 pm
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.
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.
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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.



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Irina
18 November 2011 @ 09:52 pm
Occupy movement photo post.



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Not strictly OWS, but in the same spirit:
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Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: Muse - Uprising | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Irina
17 November 2011 @ 11:33 pm
A - Age: 24
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?"

and
"I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion! " 
I just had to.
R - Right or left handed: right
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.
 
 
Current Mood: crankycranky
 
 
Irina
05 November 2011 @ 03:34 pm
Beside the Ellen thing, that was such a pointless, boring episode. So, we're back to the monster-of-the-week format... Three seasons of progress and interesting storytelling? Eh, who cares. Let's just take out everything worth watching and go back to the brothers angsting back and forth. Congratulations, the show has now regressed 6 years worth. Gold fucking star for you. 

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. 
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: Eagles - Hotel California | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Irina
08 October 2011 @ 09:59 pm
Meta on serious issues. Not just fangirl pouting.
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