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HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!
or happy new year depending on where you are in the world!!

This has been a really great year, and I'm actually a little sad to see it go. But here's hoping that 2015 will be even better! I hope the new year brings all of you the most wonderful things, because you deserve it <333


Now onto, my favourite part, the stats!


855 episodes of television.
75 films.
5 books.


Most played song: Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Most played artist: Sam Smith
Most played band: OneRepublic

Most watched shows:
[i watched 50 different shows this year. that&quot;s 6 more than last year.]

  1. Charmed (67 episodes)

  2. Arrow (55 episodes)

  3. Gilmore Girls (35 episodes)

  4. The Blacklist (30 episodes)

  5. Castle (28 episodes)

  6. Orange is the New Black (27 episodes)

  7. Modern Family (25 episodes)

  8. Chicago PD (24 episodes)

  9. New Girl (24 episodes)

  10. Criminal Minds (23 episodes)

  11. Chicago Fire (22 episodes)

  12. Nashville (22 episodes)

  13. Once Upon A Time (22 episodes)

  14. The Fosters (22 episodes)

  15. The Good Wife (22 episodes)

  16. Elementary (21 episodes)

  17. Parenthood (21 episodes)

  18. Unforgettable (21 episodes)

  19. Grey's Anatomy (20 episodes)

  20. Faking It (18 episodes)

  21. Scandal (17 episodes)

  22. Girl Meets World (16 episodes)

  23. Rizzoli and Isles (16 episodes)

  24. Cougar Town (14 episodes)

  25. House of Lies (14 episodes)

  26. Agents of Shield (13 episodes)

  27. Community (13 episodes)

  28. Doctor Who (13 episodes)

  29. Hannibal (13 episodes)

  30. Intelligence (13 episodes)

  31. Parks and Recreation (13 episodes)

  32. Masters of Sex (12 episodes)

  33. Raising Hope (12 episodes)

  34. Sleepy Hollow (12 episodes)

  35. The Affair (12 episodes)

  36. How I Met Your Mother (11 episodes)

  37. Brooklyn Nine Nine (10 episodes)

  38. Crisis (10 episodes)

  39. Orphan Black (10 episodes)

  40. A to Z (9 episodse)

  41. Bad Judge (9 episodes)

  42. Downton Abbey (9 episodes)

  43. How to Get Away With Murder (9 episodes)

  44. The Flash (9 episodes)

  45. The Fall (6 episodes)

  46. Gotham (5 episodes)

  47. Sherlock (2 episodes)

  48. The X Files (2 episodes)

  49. Miranda (1 episode)

  50. Suits (1 episode)



  • 3 of my top 10 watch shows are new to me this year; Arrow, The Blacklist and Chicago PD.

  • I started watching 14 new shows in 2014.

  • Castle, New Girl and Modern Family are the only shows that were in my ten most watched shows in 2013 and 2014.

+ last years stats


Goals and Resolutions for 2015:

  • Watch 750 episodes of TV

  • Watch 100 films

  • Read 10 books


I'm keeping my television goal the same as last year, but my film goal is higher. I actually struggled to reach my film goal, this year, for the first time, but thanks to all the fabulous movies on this Christmas, I got there. Still, I want to watch more next year.

My book goal is lower than last year, and much lower than the year before, but still double what I managed to read this year. (It's not that I don't read, it's just that I read fanfiction instead of actual books).

  • Get a job; I'd love to keep making and selling my jewellery online, and make enough money to live on, but I don't think that's a realistic goal for me in 2015. So I'd love to get a job, maybe something part time again, which lets me keep working on my shop.

  • Lose weight; I want to drop at least one dress size, but preferably two or three.

  • Reach 750 sales at ThePlanetsBend; Right now, 750 sales seems astronomical, but since opening in August, I've made 130 sales. And that's so much more than I expected to sell. My goal for the year was 50 sales, and I've clearly surpassed that, so hopefully, 750 will be possible too!

  • Make more of an effort to stay in touch with friends, online and IRL.

  • Make, at least one, new good friend.

[2014 IN REVIEW]

1. Where did you begin 2014?
At home with my mum and my brother.

2. What did you do in 2014 that you'd never done before?
I STARTED A BUISNESS.

3. Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Last Years Resolutions:


  • Watch 750 episodes of TV

  • Watch 75 films

  • Read 15 books

Two out of three isn't bad, I guess? I also wanted to lose weight which I haven't done, and get a job, which I haven't done. So I guess it's more like two out of five... which is less good.

This Years Resolutions:

  • Watch 750 episodes of TV

  • Watch 100 films

  • Read 10 books

4. Were you in school (anytime this year)?
For the first time since 1996, no, I wasn't :D

5. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A few people I went to school with, but nobody I'm still close with.

6. Any new additions to your family?
Not unless you count Bean :)

7. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thankfully.

8. Did you know anybody who got married?
No.

9. What countries did you visit?
None.

10. How did you earn your money?
Working at the Tea Bar, and selling my jewellery online.

11. Where did most of your money go?
Rent.

12. Did you have any encounters with the police?
Um. No?

13. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Money.

14. What date(s) from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I got Bean on the 9th March. I opened my Etsy shop on the 26th August.

15. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
STARTING A BUISNESS.

16. What was your biggest failure?
Not getting another job after the Tea Bar.

17. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing serious. A couple of colds, lots of migranes and that one fainting spelll.

18. Where did you go on holidays/vacation?
I didn't take a vacation this year. The closest I got was a weekend away in York with some friends for Katie's birthday.

19. What was the best thing you bought?
BEAN. Also buying a new laptop was a great investment, even if it meant my bank balance looked a little miserable.

20. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My mum's. She's always amazing, but this year she's been super supportive of me starting my buisness and she's gone out of her way to help me with anything I needed.

21. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My dad's. And that of a few of my friends.

22. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
LFCC! Also getting Bean, and my birthday trip to London :D

23. Did you move anywhere?
No.

24. Where do you live now?
In a flat in Beaconsfield.

25. What song will always remind you of 2014?
Anything from Taylor Swift's 1989 album, tbh.

26. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? fatter.
iii. richer or poorer? poorer.

27. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Socializing.

28. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Procrastinating.

29. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it with my mum, her partner, my grandma and my brother. It was one of the best Christmases I've had in a long time.

30. What do you want for Christmas?
It's already over, but I got so many great gifts.

31. Where are you spending New Year's? and with who?
I don't have any plans, so I expect I'll be at home with my family again.

32. Did you fall in love in 2014?
No.

33. How many one-night stands?
None.

34. What was your favorite TV program?
Castle. Although, Arrow is a very close second right now.

35. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No.

36. What was the best book you read?
I haven't read a lot. I adored the Veronica Mars book, though, The Million Dollar Tan Line.

37. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Sam Smith. I am so very in love with all of his music.

38. What did you want and get?
A new laptop!

39. What was your favorite film of this year?
There were so many great films! My favourite was probably either Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier or Gaurdians of the Galaxy.

40. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
22. I spent my birthday with my family and we went out for lunch. The next day, some friends took me up to London and we went to Forbidden Planet, Covent Garden and then to see We Will Rock You.

41. What would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting another job after my placement at the Tea Bar ended. That would have meant more money too, which would have been great.

42. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
I wore a lot of layers and flannel shirts. Bobble hats have been a thing for me in the last few months, too.

43. What kept you sane?
Television, the internet, Bex and my mum.

44. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Stana Katic, Stephen Amell, Gillian Anderson.

45. What concerts/shows did you go to?
McBusted and We Will Rock You.

46. Did you see any live sporting events?
Nope. I looked at going to Wimbledon, though.

47. What political issue stirred you the most?
I don't get into politics, really but the Michael Brown shooting was a pretty big deal. (Online at least, I actually only saw Fergueson mentioned on the news once over here.

48. What has been your favorite moment?
Getting Bean :') He's been so good for me this year.

49. What was your best month?
November or December.

50. Who was the best new person you met?
Charlotte, who I'd met once a few years ago, but this year I really got to know her and she's so lovely. Same goes for Shib, I knew her before this year, but this year we became good friends :)

51. Who did you miss?
Kat. And Amy.

52. Overall, how would you rate this year from 1-10?
7

53. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014:
Don't make people a priority if they aren't willing to do the same for me.

54. What's something you learned about yourself?
I should have more faith in myself, because I'm better at doing things than I think.

55. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"People like you always want back the love they gave away
And people like me wanna believe you when you say you've changed
The more I think about it now the less I know
All I know is that you drove us off the road."



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HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!
or happy new year depending on where you are in the world!!

This year has been pretty stressful for me, to be honest, but I'm hoping that 2014 will be a lot better. And I hope it ends up being a wonderful year for all of you guys too <33 My new years resolutions are the same as every year; I want to get a job and I want to lose weight. That's basically all I want to do. Oh, and travel somewhere outside of the country.

Now, the fun bit: STATS!! (I'm not even going to lie, this is one of my favourite things about the end of the year.)


1306 episodes of television.
96 films.
10 books.


Most played song: Something I Need - OneRepublic
Most played artist: James Arthur
Most played band: OneRepublic


Most watched shows:


[i&quot;ve watched forty-four different shows this year. help.]

  1. The X Files (134 episodes)

  2. Parks and Recreation (93 episodes)

  3. Parenthood (79 episodes)

  4. Raising Hope (76 episodes)

  5. Cougar Town (74 episodes)

  6. Castle (71 episodes)

  7. Veronica Mars (64 episodes)

  8. New Girl (60 episodes)

  9. Modern Family (59 episodes)

  10. Lie To Me (48 episodes)

  11. House of Lies (36 episodes)

  12. Chicago Fire (34 episodes)

  13. How I Met Your Mother (28 episodes)

  14. Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23 (27 episodes)

  15. Grey's Anatomy (27 episodes)

  16. Nashville (26 episodes)

  17. Golden Girls (25 episodes)

  18. Criminal Minds (24 episodes)

  19. Elementary (24 episodes)

  20. Once Upon a Time (23 episodes)

  21. Scandal (23 episodes)

  22. The Good Wife (22 episodes)

  23. Rizzoli and Isles (20 episodes)

  24. NCIS (18 episodes)

  25. Suits (15 episodes)

  26. Community (13 episodes)

  27. Hannibal (13 episodes)

  28. Luther (13 episodes)

  29. Orange is the New Black (13 episodes)

  30. Masters of Sex (12 episodes)

  31. Go On (11 episodes)

  32. Sleepy Hollow (11 episodes)

  33. The Fosters (10 episodes)

  34. Agents of Shield (10 episodes)

  35. Orphan Black (10 episodes)

  36. Downton Abbey (9 episodes)

  37. Broadchurch (7 episodes)

  38. Bunheads (7 episodes)

  39. Revolution (7 episodes)

  40. Unforgettable (7 episodes)

  41. Glee (6 episodes)

  42. Heroes (6 episodes)

  43. Sherlock (6 episodes)

  44. Miranda (5 episodes)

  45. Bones (1 episode)




  • 8 of my top 10 watched shows were new to me this year (I'm counting The X Files in this as it was a marathon carried over from last year). The only two which I'd watched previously were Castle and Lie To Me.

  • I watched 16 new shows in 2013.

  • Two of my shows were cancelled: Go On and Bunheads. (FYI, they were both a++++ shows which should never have been taken away.)

  • The X Files is the only show which remained in my top 5 from 2012.

  • 13 of these shows were completely new to me this year. Oops.



My goals for next year:

  • 750 episodes

  • 75 films

  • 15 books

The television goal should be more of a challenge this year, since I don't have time to marathon a bunch of new tv shows whenever I want, but hopefully it will still be achievable. And the same goes the with film goal, to be honest. The majority of the things I watched this year were watched while I was at university, and I had more time on my hands. But we'll see how it goes.

My book goal is much lower than it was last year, but still more than I managed to read this year, so *fingers crossed*, I'll manage 15 books in 2014.


[fandom meme]Fandom Meme

Your main fandom of the year?
Castle. Runners up would be: NCIS, Once Upon a Time, The X Files, Veronica Mars and Orange is the New Black.

Your favourite film you watched this year?
The Heat.

Your favourite book read this year?
Heat Rises.

Your favourite album or song to listen to this year?

Album:
Native (OneRepublic)
Pitch Perfect OST
Nashville Soundtrack
Red

Song:
Stronger Than Me (Nashville)
No One's Gonna Love You (Band of Horses)
Some Nights (Fun)
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Fall Out Boy)
If I Die Young (Glee)

Your favourite tv show of the year?

Shows that actually aired this year: Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Scandal, Castle, Sleepy Hollow.
Shows that I watched this year: The X Files, Parenthood, Cougar Town, Veronica Mars, House of Lies.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Veronica Mars!! Sleepy Hollow!! Orange is the New Black!!

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
Agents of Shield. I was so excited for that show :( Also NCIS.

Your fandom boyfriend of the year?
Nick Miller, Richard Castle, Fox Mulder.

Your fandom girlfriend of the year?
Regina Mills, Kate Beckett, Veronica Mars, Ziva David, Abbie Mills, Alicia Florrick, Dana Scully, Emma Swan, Julia Stiles, Mellie Grant. (Well that got a little out of hand, oops.)

Your biggest squee moment of the year?
CASTLE AND BECKETT GOT ENGAGED AND NOW THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THEIR WEDDING AND THEIR FUTURE CHILDREN LIKE IT'S NOTHING BUT IT IS EVERYTHING.

The most missed of your old fandoms?
I rewatched all of Lie To Me which gave me a lot of feelings.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
There's not a lot of shows I want to see, but haven't yet. Most of the ones that were on my list, I got through this year.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
I NEED ONCE UPON A TIME BACK NOW, MY BAAABIES :''( I'm also really looking forward to the last few HIMYM episodes, but at the same time I don't want it to leave me.


[end of year survey]End of Year Survey

1. Where did you begin 2013?
At home with my mum and grandma.

2. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before?
I don't know.

3. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

  • Write more.

  • Actually publish something that I write rather than keeping it to myself.

  • Attend more of my lectures.

  • Do all the reading for my lectures.

  • Loose weight.

  • Be more organised.

So I got most of the things I wanted done :) The only new years resolutions I've made for 2014 is to lose weight and get a job.

4. Were you in school (anytime this year)?
Not school, no. But university.

5. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

6. Any new additions to your family?
Nope.

7. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

8. Did you know anybody who got married?
A few friends from school, but no one I was very close to.

9. What countries did you visit?
France + Wales.

10. How did you earn your money?
Working at the tea bar in the hospital.

11. Where did most of your money go?
It was probably on rent. Then things like graduation, the trip to Paris, Christmas presents.

12. Did you have any encounters with the police?
No.

13. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
A full time job.

14. What date(s) from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
None in particular. Except maybe my birthday.

15. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Graduating.

16. What was your biggest failure?
I was a little disappointed with my final grade from univeristy.

17. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing serious.

18. Where did you go on holidays/vacation?
PARIS!!!!!!!!

19. What was the best thing you bought?
I can't think of anything.

20. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mum, who has been super lovely all year, like always.

21. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My father's.

22. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My birthday, Veronica Mars, the last ET convention, seeing Lady Gaga, Christmas.

23. Did you move anywhere?
Yes.

24. Where do you live now?
In a flat with my mum.

25. What song will always remind you of 2013?
Brave - Sara Barellis

26. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter.
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer.

27. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Writing. Reading.

28. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Worrying. Arguing. Crying.

29. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent this Christmas with my mum and grandma.

30. What do you want for Christmas?
I wanted some baking equipment and some dvd's.

31. Where are you spending New Year's? and with who?
I'm staying home with my mum and brother.

32. Did you fall in love in 2013?
With fictional characters only.

33. How many one-night stands?
Yeah. None.

34. What was your favorite TV program?
Castle, The X Files, The Good Wife, Cougar Town, Veronica Mars, Orange is the New Black.

35. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Yes. Someone who I thought was a friend.

36. What was the best book you read?
Heat Rises.

37. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Civil Wars.

38. What did you want and get?
A job. Well, sort of. It's temporary, but it's something at least.

39. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Heat.

40. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 21. The weekend before my birthday, I was at the ET convention, and my friends threw me a little surprise party - with cake, balloons and presents. It was really lovely. Then I had a party at university with my friends, with more cake and twenty-one shots, haha. On my actual birthday, I went to see Wicked in London with my family and it was a great day.

41. What would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I'd gotten a job, I would have been so much happier.

42. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
I wear a lot of layers, because it's really cold.

43. What kept you sane?
TV.

44. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Stana Katic. Or Jennifer Lawrence.

45. What concerts/shows did you go to?
The Capital Jingle Bell Ball was the only one I went to.

46. Did you see any live sporting events?
No.

47. What political issue stirred you the most?
The fact that they're trying to change the terms of the student loan repayment (and they didn't even make it all that public, I didn't know until the protest was happening.)

48. What has been your favorite moment?
There have been a lot of good moments. But graduating from university was probably the best moment.

49. What was your best month?
February.

50. Who was the best new person you met?
I haven't really met anyone new. I mean, I've met new people, of course, but no one I've become really close with or who has had a big impact on my life.

51. Who did you miss?
I've really missed my friends from university since I've been home. I don't hear from them as much as I'd thought.

52. Overall, how would you rate this year from 1-10?
It started at maybe a six. But the summer was more like a four. Now it's a seven, I guess.

53. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013:
It's so important to tell people how much they mean to you. I've been trying to do that a lot more recently.

54. What's something you learned about yourself?
I'm not as bad in social situations as I think. I manage to talk to people okay, while I'm at work, I've managed to have a lot of conversations with people over the phone and I'm getting better at talking to strangers too.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


It's officially Christmas here!!! And since I'm not likely to be able to get online much after this morning, I wanted to wish you all the best now.
I hope that you guys are having an amazing time today, and that you're able to celebrate with the people you care about the most.

All of you on here are such wonderful people, and you make my time on this website so much fun + are always there to support me when I'm having a tough time, or to flail with me over television shows. This year hasn’t been a great one for me, but this website, and you sweet people are a bright spot in my life. Your presence on my flist makes me so happy. and I am so grateful for each and everyone of you. I genuinely don't know where I would be with out you, so thank you all so much for being in my life ♥♥♥




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