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01 January 2014 @ 12:16 am
Goodness gracious!  
If you get the chance, check out the Sydney NYE fireworks footage. They went absolutely over the top crazycakes! EVERYTHING EXPLODED!!! LOTS!

And the symbol on the bridge this year? Eye of Sauron. I have long suspected the Sydney Harbour Bridge of being Mordor!


2014 is awesome! BEST YEAR EVER!

Bankers voluntarily repay government bailouts and donate huge swathes of their ridiculously large salaries to nurses, teachers, research scientists and care-givers, citing a sense of perspective as their motivating force.

Around the world, governments unite to develop green technologies and phase out coal and oil, declaring that even if Tony Abbott is right and climate change is crap, the whole not having tens of thousands of people dying every year from microparticle pollution and having to kowtow to some of the most appalling countries on Earth for their resources makes the idea a good one any way you look at it.

Vladimir Putin's sudden attack of amnesties at the end of 2013 causes his heart to grow three sizes that day, and in a fit of sudden humanity not seen since Dr Seuss wrote the last chapter of the Grinch who Stole Christmas, he strikes down Russia's anti-gay laws, renationalises assets stolen by oligarchs and enters into meaningful negotiations with Muslim minorities that see peace throughout the region by the start of the Sochi Olympics.

Embarrassed, Israel and Palestine mutter that they had actually signed peace accords first, they just didn't want to distract from a major sporting event. But since Russia's already ruined things for the athletes …

David Bowie travels to the International Space Station with Chris Hadfield and teaches everyone an acoustic version of Life on Mars. Inspired, billions of people around the world crowdsource the next Mars Mission, and, in am international vote, Justin Bieber finds his life purpose as one of the handful of humans who form the first Martian settlement. Monkeys all over Earth breathe a sigh of relief.

By March, things are looking so good that satirists decide our work here is done and we all take the rest of the year off. (Why yes, all that champers HAS caught up with me, how could you tell? Also, ABBA is playing, I must go and dance!)
宝井かりん: Draco - Vertetakarai_karin on December 31st, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
I'm watching right now, looks awesome! It's still 3,5 hours away where I am.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 31st, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
It really was super! I think it might have even been better than the Olympics fireworks, which were the previous gold standard. Clearly, the brief was: what can we blow things up from on top of?
宝井かりん: lazzara/way - we're OTP bitchazztakarai_karin on December 31st, 2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
Was the eye of Sauron the thing in the middle of the bridge? It's not as clear from the TV. Are you out there, BTW?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 31st, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yep! I am sure it's meant to be the eye of something else, but We Know Better!

I'm at my place, which has decent views! All the fun, none of the mad crowds! (Not as good as being on an island or boat, I confess. We have to do that again one year.)
Sin: supernatural - it's rex manning day \o/sinden on December 31st, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
Dance like a dancing thing! And happy New Year.

The fireworks were rather spectacular. I liked the heart shaped ones, though whoever did the direction of the coverage on ABC did a craptastic job. They're blowing up the Bridge -- cool, we'll use the aerial shot that has all the smoke in the way so you really can't get the full impact. Oh, now, switch to the side view so no one can see the patterns. *head/desk*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 31st, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
Heh! yeah, the TV footage is always hilarious. Still, they did capture the AND NOW IT ALL GOES SPLODEY! aspect of things neatly :-)

Sadly, only one ABBA song :-( And now, over to your journal to offer tipsy advice. Bound to be sterling!
Sin: ahem - stitch wants to say somethingsinden on December 31st, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
And only a small part of Thunderstruck. Is it just me or is the music mashup getting clunkier and clunkier? I swear it used to segue better.

Also, totally the EoS. The north shore is Mordor ;)
ashindkashindk on December 31st, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
I suddenly can't wait for 2014! Sounds like a lovely year!
illereynillereyn on December 31st, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
Loved the fireworks too! Especially the hearts!

Haha, if only. Let's see how this year pans out!
bk7brokemybrainbk7brokemybrain on December 31st, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, please to send Justin Bieber off-world, but only of Kim and Kanye go with.

Happy New Year!
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on December 31st, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, darling! Here's wishing you a year filled with love and happiness. ♥
Pureblood Princessraitala on December 31st, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I was already looking forward to 2014, but now, wow!

Happy New Year darling. 2013 wasn't the same without a Hols story from you or a secret gift for you. I can wait for Wyndham though. Here's to us both being healthier and catching up more in 2014! *MWAH*
mahaliemmahaliem on December 31st, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
That was amazing.

My family saw the Sydney fireworks in 1999 and then again in 2003. My husband loved, loved, loved fireworks, so after he saw them the first time, he declared that we had to go see them again. My kids liked seeing the fireworks, but would spend the entire time with their hands over their ears in an attempt to lessen the noise.

This show looks much more incredible than what we saw (which I wasn't sure was possible because we were seriously floored.)
valkyrie17valkyrie17 on January 1st, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
I love your 2014 vision. If a fraction were to come to pass, it would be a thing of beauty:)

Happy New Year! (still 2013 here for another 7.5 hours)
Jaeenchanted_jae on January 1st, 2014 04:56 am (UTC)
You are a marvel! Never change!
Nenne: Happy New Yearnenne on January 1st, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
Of course you have to dance when ABBA is playing!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for your 2014 predictions comming true.

Happy New Year!
Hueyphoenixacid on January 1st, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm googling for the Eye of Sauron pic!! Lol! Happy 2014, Brammers!
la, zeitgeist!zeitgeistic on January 2nd, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
I love your 2014. It's my head canon now.