The annual Star questionnaire 2020/21

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  1. Penelope

    Penelope SMIRKING LESBIAN MOON

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall)

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)

    What made you smile the most during 2020?

    What took you by surprise in 2020?

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
     
  2. Star

    Star Homo Secretary (OB)

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    I was thinking of this earlier :D
     
  3. Apocalypt Flyer

    Apocalypt Flyer spheres

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall) -
    3 (the last 4 months being notable better, first 8 months were a zero)

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020? Getting a lot healthier, being able to work again.

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
    7 weeks in hospital, 4 surgeries, not getting visitors for 6 weeks due to COVID restrictions.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?
    I've tried to get less worked up and angry about little things. And I do feel like I'm a more even-keeled person than I was 12 months ago - though the bar wasn't very high.

    What would you like to achieve in 2021?
    Get physically close to where I was maybe 3 years ago.

    What made you smile the most during 2020?
    My friends. Mainly cause I've put effort into caring for myself and for them again after being consumed with work for 3-4 years.

    What took you by surprise in 2020?
    My own resilience.

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?
    Bizarrely enough, I think I do.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?
    Many - but I think the Moopy Real Housewives crew has made me laugh more than anyone.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year?
    Kylie's Infinite Disco, probably.

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020?
    The final season of Schitt's Creek.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?
    Yes. Though I spent a lot of 2020 feeling worse than I did at the end of 2019.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?
    My friends from school driving 400 miles to come visit me when I was still in pretty poor shape.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?
    Maintain a better work-life balance. Read more, study more. Challenge my brain and my body.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening -
    my mum retiring and her not stressing about work anymore and getting everything she wants and deserves for the rest of her life.
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy CAR CLAMP CLUB

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    Omg, this is going to be really emotional for me to fill out, but I will do it
     
  5. Soldi

    Soldi THUNDER AND GLORIA!

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall)
    Honestly it’s been quite a good year personally, bar the lack of social life, I give it a 7.

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
    Getting a good job at the NHS, signing a contract for my first flat which I start renting next summer, JOINING MOOPY.

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
    Not being able to go out as much, not seeing all the people I wanted to.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?
    Might have made some half arsed attempt at cutting down on alcohol and chocolate but what else is there to do in lockdown!

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)
    Become a bit more financially stable so I can have a bit more money on the side.

    What made you smile the most during 2020?
    Moopy :)

    What took you by surprise in 2020?
    Moopy :D

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?

    It doesn’t feel like it at the minute but probably yes. Hopefully when I get to go back to my other job I’ll notice it a bit more.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?
    I like EVERYONE. Tisch, Iguana, Zen, RJN and Zu (or whatever alias he decides to use :D) are just a handful of notable HIGHLIGHTS.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)
    Erm... Fever by Dua & Angèle and discovering Sufjan.

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)
    Idk

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?
    Kind of. My personal life feels a bit more stable but there’s still at least a few more really shit months to get through.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?
    Erm idk :eyes:

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?
    Exercise more/eat healthy but make it a habit and not something I’d just do on a Monday morning :D

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
    Going back to my other job again/the return of Eurovision!
     
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  6. octophone

    octophone The Electrocutioner

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    Ain't nothin' but a number

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall)

    5 - I appreciate that might seem high but I also feel like I did OK, all things given

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?

    Being part of a big online music festival. No, not ASFM...

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?

    I could probably group them all together as "a constant feeling of helplessness" - ultimately, I've come out relatively unscathed.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?

    The amount of time and energy I spend on Moopy. Oh, wait...

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)

    Survival and keeping a job will be fine.

    What made you smile the most during 2020?

    James Acaster (in general), The Bugle (especially Alice Fraser), Frankie Boyle's New World Order and Katherine Ryan's "The Duchess" (oh, and Colston going in the drink; that felt like a genuine moment of people power and I smiled a lot that day).

    What took you by surprise in 2020?
    The genuinely astonishing number of people who are both stupid AND selfish.

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?

    Yes. Not by a huge amount but yes.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?

    ButterTart.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)

    If I can't pick the entire "Tusk Virtual" festival then...no, wait, I can - I'm picking the entire "Tusk Virtual" festival.

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)

    See "What made you smile the most" and add Sara Pascoe's "Out Of Her Mind". I know it was ostensibly a comedy but it was actually profoundly moving; a series set inside the fourth wall that takes until its devastating final episode to reveal why)

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?

    Only insofar as I find it easier to be grateful for what I have and that brings a different kind of contentment. Also, I absolutely BOSSED IT at work and my reputation has never been better in there.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?

    Recommended me for something I really enjoyed but would never have got to do otherwise.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?

    Be more active. Like most people, that's been a struggle but I've started.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
    Making the last payment on my mortgage.
     
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  7. Sally Thomsett

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall)

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)

    What made you smile the most during 2020?

    What took you by surprise in 2020?



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    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening

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  9. straightorbroken

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    Press play on all of them at once, it was like passing out in a club before the bouncers kill your buzz by throwing you out :disco:
     
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  10. ZenGiraffe

    ZenGiraffe Anum Rapax

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    Posts of 2021 already!
     
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  11. COB

    COB jumped up little prick

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    Oh my fucking GOD :disco::disco::disco:
     
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  12. Lucille

    Lucille Sniffing in the VIP area

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  13. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall): 6.5

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020? I don’t think I had a best, it was a very subdued year

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020? The lockdown and the stress of having my mum and sister stuck in Paris and fighting

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020? Sugar, it’s been two months now and I think I’m managing well

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things) I hope to maintain this small health kick I’m on

    What made you smile the most during 2020? Whenever I’ve gotten to hang out with my friends

    What took you by surprise in 2020?

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year? About the same

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020? Wurst, jiva, Lucille, Apoca and the rest of the housewives. I don’t think I actively dislike anyone, many great posters came back and we’ve had some great new ones

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc) The Miley album

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever) The Rhythm of War (Book 4 of the Stormlight Archive)

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019? Marginally

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year? Nothing, I do nice things for myself

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021? Eating habits

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening - hopefully a raise so I can move
     
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  14. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall)
    5

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
    I completed my Masters Degree.

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
    Probably Mr Ag being assaulted in the street.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?
    Wine

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)
    Get a job!

    What made you smile the most during 2020?
    Moopy but also drunk Friday night Zoom calls. Also Schitts Creek.

    What took you by surprise in 2020?
    2020

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?
    NO

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?
    Probably BT or Kate.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)
    Dua, Jessie, Kylie, Steps

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)
    Mrs America was fantastic.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?
    Maybe, not sure.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?
    Just drunk gushing from my friends. Somebody said I looked about 28.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?
    Eating crap.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
    EUROVISION
     
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  15. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    37, for the next week.

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    married, sans children

    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall) -
    3.2

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020? -
    I honestly struggle to think if anything good happened in 2020. Maybe the 8kg of toblerone I won in a raffle. Oh, I went for a 30 mile walk one day. That was fun.

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020? -
    equally nothing. The year has been a big pile of nothing.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020? -
    weight, as ever. Lost half a stone this year, although Christmas has put some of that back again.

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things) -
    do another cycle challenge. Go on holiday. Try to remember the things that make me smile.

    What made you smile the most during 2020? -
    probably my dog. He's a fucking star.

    What took you by surprise in 2020? -
    that I wasn't immune to mental distress at all. Lockdown has absolutely fucking kicked me in the face.

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year? -
    yeah.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020? -
    all the new/returning/more prevalent posters of the year. Thanks for breathing life back into this place.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc) -
    just having the time to listen to more new things, having passion for music again.

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever) -
    nothing has happened this year. Nothing.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019? -
    no.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year? -
    I honestly can't recall anything

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?
    - I should probably start to reduce vaping.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening -
    there is nothing except these things.
     
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  16. Rachey

    Rachey A little bit lesbian

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    Relationship status - engaged, still not married, bloody covid.

    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall)
    3.5

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
    I managed to go on a couple of holidays after they kept being cancelled

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
    I finally lost all love and passion for my job, and now I have no idea what to do with my life :(

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?
    I've tried making less effort with friends that piss me off. Covid has helped with this.

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)
    To lose weight. To be happy in a job.

    What made you smile the most during 2020?
    Tiktok and my friends.

    What took you by surprise in 2020?
    How selfish and self centered people can be.

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?
    Much more thanks to never being allowed out to spend it.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?
    I'm not really on it enough to be honest, but I am loving having Rita back.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)
    Not a clue

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)
    Erm... probably something to do with anything David Attenborough has done this year.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?
    Absolutely not. I'm miserable now. I was happy a year ago with a job I loved and lots to look forward to. I feel like there is nothing to look forward to anymore.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?
    My friends sending cute presents during lockdown to cheer me up.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?
    Drink less. Eat less. Exercise more.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
    Hopefully finding / creating a job I like
     
  17. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall): 8

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020? Made a start into new ventures, including first home purchase, change in career and meeting Moopy!

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020? Was very out of shape for most of it.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020? Yes. Contact with CERTAIN people.

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things) Make more progress in my new career field and make new connections.

    What made you smile the most during 2020? Mariah's autobiography (Out now) and the Moopmeet

    What took you by surprise in 2020? The election. I mean what a rollercoaster.

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year? Same amount. The joys of being a public servant.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020? Omg so many. But I think I have to go with Jark :D A huge contributor to quarantine Moopy.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)
    THE RARITIES OUT NOW

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever) Cyberpunk 2077 and the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Huge highlights for me.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019? Same. Very happy with both.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year? Buy me lots of weed :D

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021? Continue to use a PLANNER. I've never been super organized, so I really want to work on this.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening I may have someone special soon :emoji_green_heart: But don't hold your breath, I'm sure SOMETHING will go horribly wrong!
     
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  18. RJN

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall) 5 (January-early March was an 8, March-June a 3, July on 6 maybe?)

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020? Georgia voting for Biden. I know this isn't something that happened to me personally, and Biden winning the country is more important, but this just felt like a personal win and a validation of the people around me.

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020? I hate to say this during a pandemic, but some BOY PROBLEMS

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020? Not really

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things) Run a marathon, run 1500 miles in the year, get a job that provides health insurance, get rid of my car and use only walking/public transportation to get around

    What made you smile the most during 2020? Music

    What took you by surprise in 2020? I wasn't expecting a pandemic :D. But personally the boy problems

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year? Weirdly yes, despite being furloughed for 3 months of it and working part-time for a lot of it.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020? EVERYONE honestly, but my favorite is probably Kate

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc) DUA!!!

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever) I watched a lot of movies that I had been meaning to during lockdown (Call Me By Your Name, Moonlight, and Her were some of my favorites)

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019? Really hard to say but probably not

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year? Not one thing in particular, but I really feel like this tough year has shown just how great of friends and family I have. I feel very lucky for the people in my life

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021? I want to be more easygoing with food (less strict about eating healthy)

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening The Senate election, inauguration, bad things happening to Trump and the Republicans
     
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  19. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall): 7

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020? Starting a new job that I actually really enjoy, which may be a first for me.

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020? In the grand scheme of things nothing too awful. COVID screwed my holidays, Eurovision etc. But compared to most I feel very fortunate.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020? My weight, my debts, my negative mental habits.

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things): Clear all my debts. Not get fired. Travel again.

    What made you smile the most during 2020? Pop music getting good again.

    What took you by surprise in 2020? Discovering half of Moopy actively hates me :D

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year? Yes.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020? Suomi, Pingu & Penelope, though I consider them all more as personal friends these days. Outside of my VICIOUS CLIQUE, I've really enjoyed Soldi and RJN joining the ranks, Jark has been an absolute superhero in tackling lockdown boredom and promoting new music, and Tisch, Iguana, ZenGiraffe and SDF have all been top drawer contributors.

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc): Annie's new album is a dreampop joy. Like all the gays with taste I also stanned Jessie Ware's album. Kylie obviously had a very good year. Steps had a strong album too.

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever): Parasite and The Lighthouse were probably my favourite films. On TV, I belatedly binged (and loved) Succession.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019? Very much so. 2019 was not a good year at all in retrospect.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year? My closest real life friends being very much there for me during lockdown in terms of forming a bubble and ensuring I didn't just retreat into myself for the whole year.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021? Being condescending / obnoxious on the internet.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening: Having no reason to care about the thoughts and feelings of Donald Trump.
     
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  20. Gangsta Nancy Lam

    Gangsta Nancy Lam Not Lana Del Rey

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    Age: 29

    Relationship status: In a relationship

    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall): 4

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020? After a few years as a lodger, and in run-down shared houses, I finally moved into a one bed flat, and THANK FUCK FOR THAT. I like having a kitchen to myself. (the BF kindly only uses it to make cups of tea and do the washing up :disco:)

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020? I was having a pretty stressful time at work around February, and obviously the constant anxiety about loved ones has been a lowlight.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020? Human contact :(

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things) I'd like to be a bit more sociable (if I'm ALLOWED) and to get some hobbies (if I'm ALLOWED)

    What made you smile the most during 2020? When my manager told me Boris Johnson had coronavirus on a work call <3

    What took you by surprise in 2020? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year? YES! I spent about three years in my overdraft, and a combination of getting a promotion at the end of last year, and not being able to do anything means I actually have a couple of thousand pounds to my name nowadays. I'm probably richer than I have EVER BEEN :o

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020? Always and forever, The Sexual Goose

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc) I know it came out last year, but probably Pang by Caroline Polachek.

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever) I enjoyed the National Theatre stream of Gillian Anderson in Streetcar, I also enjoyed the latest season of The Crown. In summary, Gillian Anderson.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019? No. The reasons are very much out of my control, so I don't feel too bad about it. I look forward to being in a place where I can be more proactive about things.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year? My friend invited me to stay with him in Amsterdam, so that was nice, and looking back, I'm glad I squeezed in a long weekend abroad before the never ending lockdown.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021? See question 8.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
    Do gigs and events count as NOT being society reopening? I'm looking forward to being able to see friends who live in other places, and maybe travelling, even if its just to BLACKPOOL.
     
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  21. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    Name: Tetris

    Age: 30

    Relationship status:
    Single

    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall): 5 or 6

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
    A few things -
    1. Really making huge strides forward with therapy and learning so much about myself
    2. Taking a step back from everyday life has allowed me to slow down and come to certain realisations about life, particularly my gender identity, that would have taken far longer without this time/space
    3. Somehow having the foresight to take two amazing trips in February, including going to Melodifestivalen for the first time
    4.I don’t appreciate this enough but the sheer dumb luck of getting the first job I interviewed for. My contract at my old place was up in October and my interview was on 13 March - literally the last day my organisation were in the office.

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
    In all honesty, I feel like i’ve regressed in some ways? I am worried about my social skllls and restarting my romantic life after all of this - particularly when I am feeling very different about my gender and sexuality than before the pandemic so it’s not simply the case of picking up where I left off.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?
    I think thanks to my counselling, I have made some strides to reduce some of my more damaging behaviours. I have actually found my anxiety has gone down LOADS because I’ve been more in touch with what is really bothering me.

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)
    - Go to counselling to proper discuss things around my gender identity and potentially begin medical transition if that is what I decide I want to do
    - Explore potential diagnosis of ADD
    - Try and get back to pre-pandemic levels of fitness

    What made you smile the most during 2020?
    Probably my regular Thursday Eurovision-related online watchalong parties.

    What took you by surprise in 2020?
    My ability to cope with anything as long as I know that there will be an end to it eventually.

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?
    Yes, but only because I stayed at my mum and dad’s from mid March until late August and saved a bunch as a result. New job involved a slight pay cut though.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?
    Outside of people I know IRL, i’m going to opt for @Santa Nancy Lam.

    What was your favourite music related thingover the past year? (song/album/artist etc)
    This is boring but my Spotify Wrapped indicates it was Future Nostalgia (the album)

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)
    If podcasts count, You’re Wrong About and it’s sister podcast Maintenance Phase and the fantastic Big Brother recap podcast Please Do Not Swear have basically got my through this year... especially when i’ve been having a hard day or feeling lonely.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?
    I honestly think YES. I’m not doing great but the trauma of a break-up weighed very heavily on the second half of 2019 for me and I was pretty miserable for reasons that weren’t the pandemic. Whereas THIS YEAR, I’m mostly miserable because of the pandemic (and how much of a transphobic hellscape the UK is but HEY)

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?
    My parents put up with me for five months, which was nice? Also my friend went halfsies on the cost of a COVID test in August so I could visit and stay with them in Oxford.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?
    I have been SHOCKING with money over the last few months and I want to develop spending habits that are more sustainable in the longer term.

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
    I don’t know if this counts but Eurovision happening no matter what is up there. I feel like other stuff is inextricably linked to the pandy or has been mentioned already. I want to see my friends who don’t live in London!
     
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  22. jose ramos

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    I love Star
     
  23. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    Hi Star
     
  24. COB

    COB jumped up little prick

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    This being bumped has reminded me that I keep meaning to do this every new year, then I put it off and forget and too much time passes so I'm doing it now.

    Name
    Cobert

    Age
    36 :(

    Relationship status
    In a happy interspecies relationship

    Rate 2020 out of 10 PERSONALLY (obviously it was shit for everyone overall)
    7 or so, I'd say. Some ups and downs, but I was lucky enough not to be TOO personally affected by the virus and have had a lot of support from here and elsewhere.

    What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
    Getting to have a week abroad with my boyfriend back in February, which had been planned for a while and ended up being quite lucky timing as it was a couple of weeks before any of the serious talk of locking down was happening (whether it SHOULD have been is another question, of course).

    What was the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
    I've definitely had periods of DARK MOODS, which I normally try and disguise or avoid dealing with which isn't too healthy I know. I also feel like I've been learning the hard way that grief is something that stays with you, even when you think it's gone.

    Have you tried to reduce anything in 2020?
    Not really, but I did join in the intermittent fasting trend and have mostly managed to keep it up. I'll see results from it any day now, I'm sure!

    What would you like to achieve in 2021? (can be one or many things)
    I think it's time to start properly looking for another job, though I'm aware I say that every year :eyes:

    What made you smile the most during 2020?
    Honestly? Probably the Moopyvision Karaoke contests, and seeing the live reactions to the various shows and results. I can't really overstate how fun all of that has been for me to do!

    What took you by surprise in 2020?
    Discovering that someone I've posted alongside here for years was IN FACT my one-time online confidant and teenage gay crush from literally twenty years ago on a completely different corner of the internet :D

    Do you have more money this year than you did last year?
    I probably do, as I've been getting a lift from a colleague (and chipping in for petrol) which has been cheaper than the bus passes I would normally have to buy.

    Your favourite Moopy poster(s) 2020?
    Most of the people here have contributed to helping me get through 2020 in some way or another, but I have to give @Zu-Klara a special mention for that very particular brand of DEMENTED that's continued to be just the ticket for me this year, as ever. Also Giraffe I SUPPOSE

    What was your favourite music related thing over the past year? (song/album/artist etc)
    There's been a lot, but probably the Rina Sawayama album.

    What were your favourite CULTURAL things in 2020? (TV/cinema/whatever)
    Final Fantasy VII Remake probably, and OLD EUROVISIONS of course.

    Were you happier at the end of 2020 than you were at the end of 2019?
    I always find that sort of thing hard to answer (mainly because I have a crap memory for how I was feeling at a particular time), but I think on the whole YES.

    What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?
    It's going to sound sappy, but the nicest thing someone did for me this year was to just BE THERE and support me, because I honestly don't know what I'd have done without it.

    Do you have any habits you want to change, cultivate or get rid of in 2021?
    It's another one I always say, but I really do need to get more active (even if it's just getting back into LONG WALKS once the weather's slightly nicer).

    One thing you're looking forward to in 2021 that ISN'T the vaccine/society reopening
    Possibly moving in with ZG.
     
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