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You know, this year I'd really like to post here more than once a year, and although these are memes, well... any post is better than nothing isn't it?

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Your main fandom of the year? Probably Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Your favorite film you watched this year? I think The Martian as it's about the only big film I've got to see this year.

Your favorite book read this year? I enjoyed We Are Completely Besides Ourselves, so much more than I expected. It was a book I wished more people I knew had read so I could talk about it with them.

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year? Alt J - Every Other Freckle. Over and over and over again.

Your favorite tv show of the year? Bake Off. I love Mary and Paul, (My Birthday present from my sister this year was tickets to see them live at the BBC Good Food Show) but I'm in it for Mel and Sue.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year? I've only just started with it, but Brooklyn Nine-Nine. So much love for Holt!

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? The direction of the Marvel movies. I fully intend to finally get around to watching the Winter Soldier at some point, but I will live in denial of any films past that point. I'm not saying they are bad for telling those stories, I'm just not interested in going there.

Your fandom boyfriend of the year? Tony Kennedy from The Kennedys. (I CAN"T HELP IT. IT"S THE AWESOME DAD THING)

Your fandom girlfriend of the year? Jessica Fletcher. (Hannah & Rebecca have discovered Murder She Wrote, I have been watching a lot of it)

Your biggest squee moment of the year? OK It wasn't really mine, but it was just so cute it became mine. Hannah and Rebecca talking to their friend Frankie, (they are all nine) and discovering she was into Murder She Wrote too, and a bout of the three of them literally jumping up and down whilst holding each others hands and screaming to find someone else who liked it.

The most missed of your old fandoms? I miss how active I was in my old fandoms, and I miss the conversation I'd have with my friends in the fandoms - probably Buffy or Ninth Doctor Doctor Who.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? Too many to count.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year? Actually trying to participate in fandom again.


LIFE

1. What did you do in 2015 that you'd never done before? Start to learn to ride a Horse.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I never make resolutions at New Year. If I feel I need to change me or do something differently, I can't see waiting for a specific day will make me more likely to do it.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Not super close. A few friends.

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

5. Which countries did you visit? SCOTLAND! And of course occasional trips into England.

6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015? A decent summer weatherwise .

7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 27th July. Starting a new job the day before my Fortieth Birthday.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting out of the YHA before it damaged my health too badly. (Getting an Interview with Kate Humble as Head of Cafe despite not having enough experience in Catering was up there, even though I didn't get the job)

9. What was your biggest failure? Not getting out of YHA sooner.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Getting Tonsillitis whilst in Liverpool for a three day course with a nasty exam at the end of it wasn't exactly fun.

11. What was the best thing you bought? My coffee machine and grinder. Even if it's not a commercial machine. (When I win the lottery...)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Aside from the Tory Government etc etc, my well-it's-their-age-and-everybody-back-then-thought-like-that racist but otherwise lovely Volunteers, whom I'm not allowed to tackle on anything offensive/hurtful they say. :-(

14. Where did most of your money go? Family holiday to Scotland. New floor. New Sofa.

15. What were you really, really, really excited about?.Family holiday to Scotland. New floor. New Sofa. ;-)

16. What song will always remind you of 2015? Every Other Freckle

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) Happier or sadder?
Happier.
b) Bigger or smaller? Same?
c) Richer or poorer? Marginally richer

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

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Working stupid hours at the YHA (Cleaning toilets specifically).

20. How will you be spending Christmas?. We spent it at Home, as we always do. And Mum came up during the day to stay for a few days.

21. What was your favorite month of 2015? August - Starting new job, and holiday in Scotland.

22. Did you fall in love in 2015? Nope but I stayed in love.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I don't think there's anyone I hate, but there's certainly some new people I can't stand to be around...

28. What did you want and get?My own Riding Helmet. (So I don't have to borrow the grotty school ones)

29. What did you want and not get? Sleep, although this most mostly self-inflicted

31. What did you do on your birthday? I had my second day at my new job, and then Doug took me to the Felin Fach Griffin. I neeed to go back at some point.

34. What kept you sane? Doug. The Mountains

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

36. What political issue stirred you the most? The refugee crisis. (And on a micro-scale, corruption in the BBNPA planning office)

37. Who did you miss? [personal profile] sohotrightnow. Even though it's my fault I haven't spoken to her for ages.

38. Who was the best new person you met? My new boss.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015. The job can always get worse.
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Obviously I'm not in the US, so to fulfil the intent of the meme I'm saying that I'll send letters/postcards to the first ten replies from US addresses and the first ten replies from non-US addresses.
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Here's the plan: every Friday, let's recommend some people and/or communities to follow on Dreamwidth. That's it. No complicated rules, no "pass this on to 7.328 friends or your cat will die". Just introduce us to some new things to read.

[personal profile] damned_colonial Originator of the Meme on DW. Awesome geeky feminist. Done a huge amount to champion OTW and DW in the open source community.

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