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New Year's Memes

For the past several years I've done these memes looking back at the previous year, so I figured I'd keep up with tradition. Here is a brief look at my life in 2013.

1. Which TV shows did you start watching in 2013? Broadchurch, and The Originals

2. Which TV shows did you let go of in 2013? None, which is a bit problematic. :P

3. Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2013? Nothing. In fact, I actually started watching reruns of a bunch of stuff during the hiatuses.

4. Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2014? Gracepoint, because even though it’s a bastardized version of Broadchurch, it has DAVID FRICKIN TENNANT in it. Also, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. I’m waiting to watch it in the summer in one big binge-watching event.

5. Which TV show impressed you least in 2013? Why? Doctor Who. Moffat and his nonsensical plots and lack of emotional connections between characters. STILL. And what the hell was up with that lame-ass send-off for the Eleventh Doctor? It was so convoluted, and it was stupid that he just aged to death. And why didn’t the Doctor think of asking Gallifrey for extra lives, the big dummy? He was supposed to be on Trenzalore for 300 years, yet the thought never crossed his mind? Gimme a break. Also, The Originals isn’t exactly earth-shattering. I don’t understand people who think it’s better than TVD. It’s not. Stop fangirling Klaus! He’s a pathetic, whiny wanker.

6. Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2014 unless things significantly improve? As I said last year, I won't necessarily let go of the following, but I think they'll be cancelled: Elementary and Bones because of the stupid-ass ratings system the television producers have created.

7. Which TV show impressed you the most in 2013? Why? Once Upon a Time really came through after an uneven second season. I’m really loving the current direction of the show. Castle also has been great. I’m glad Caskett got engaged!

8. Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why? Bones, Castle, Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries and Elementary. Because I love the characters and the actors so much, I can overlook the occasional mediocrity or convoluted plots.

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1. Your main fandom(s) of the year: Vampire Diaries, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, Big Bang Theory

2. Your favourite film this year: Gah, so hard. Um, probably Catching Fire, followed closely by Frozen. I saw them both over Thanksgiving weekend, and they blew me away.

3. Your favourite book this year: The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I wasn’t expecting much, but the story completely pulled me in. And the 600 plus pages flew by.

4. Your favourite TV shows this year: 1. Vampire Diaries. 2. Once Upon a Time 3. Elementary 4. Broadchurch 5. Castle

6. Your favourite LJ community this year: Sheldon/Penny

7. Your best new fandom discovery of the year: Tumblr. I now have even less of a life than I did before. <.<   >.>

8. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year: Shipping Wars across multiple fandoms. *sings: “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”*

Your TV/Movie boyfriends of the year:
1. Ian Somerholder/Damon Salvatore, 2. David Tennant in any role, 3. Colin O'Donoghue/Capt. Hook, 4. Josh Hutcherson/Peeta Mellark, 5. Daniel Gillies/Elijah Mikaelson

10. Your TV/Movie girlfriends of the year: 1. Jennifer Morrison/Emma Swan, 2. Nina Dobrev/Elena Gilbert 3. Jennifer Lawrence

11. Your biggest squee moment of the year: DELENA! Hook and Emma kiss! Castle/Beckett got engaged! Booth/Bones got married! Seeing David Tennant in Broadchurch, Spies of Warsaw, and Richard II

12. Your most missed old fandom: RTD Doctor Who

1. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before? I completed by student teaching, graduated college for the second time, and joined Tumblr *bows head in shame*.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? My resolutions for this year are to find a teaching job and lose weight.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? College classmates, friends from church…everybody but me…

4. Did anyone close to you die? No, fortunately.

5. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? A boyfriend/beau and a steady job.

6. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 6, 2013. The last day of my student teaching, and the whole class threw me a surprise farewell party and got me these amazing gifts. *tears*

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Teaching on my own in a classroom.

8. What was your biggest failure? I gained weight/couldn’t get rid of weight.

9. Did you suffer illness or injury? Lots of upper-respiratory/colds/sinus infections. Every month while I was student teaching. Blech.

10. What was the best thing you bought? Tickets to Train/Script/Gavin Degraw concert in June. Tickets to see David Tennant in Richard II at the movie theatre.

11. Where did most of your money go? School and Gas. (and coffee) -_-

12. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Richard II!!! Doctor Who 50th Anniversary with David Tennant! (noticing a theme?) Student teaching!

13. What song(s) will always remind you of 2013? ”Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, "Demons" by Imagine Dragons, "Cups" by Anna Kendricks, "Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

14. Compared to this time last year, are you: More independent and comfortable in my own skin

15. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Flirting, dating

16. What do you wish you'd done less of? Computer Gaming. Eating bad stuff.

17. What was your greatest musical discovery? The group Imagine Dragons. They rock!

18. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 27. My birthday was on Thursday, so on our way home from my family’s cabin on the lake, my family and I went out to dinner on the weekend before to celebrate. On my actual birthday a mom of one of my students made cupcakes, and we celebrated in the classroom. :)

19. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? My immune system being better, so that I didn’t get every sickness in the world.

20. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
I continued to wear more jewelry, boots, skirts, and got my hair colored dark brown, almost black.

21. What kept you sane? My family and my faith in God. Friends.

22. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Ian Somerholder and David Tennant.

23. What political issue stirred you the most? EVERYTHING. Can we just fire everybody and start over again, please?

24. Who did you miss? My students!

25. Who was the best new person(s) you met? My cooperating teacher was amazing and I can’t imagine life without her. Several of the other teachers are really dear to me as well.

26. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013: I never understood the importance of teamwork in the work field until I was student teaching. It’s important to have a support system in place, somebody to lighten the load for you from time to time.


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Jan. 2nd, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
David Tennant is my new TV boyfriend, thanks to my cable provider finally giving us BBC America. I'm so looking forward to Gracepoint.
Jan. 2nd, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Heh, isn't he delish? ;) He's been my TV boyfriend since 2007!
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