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This is my online diary. Decided to move from an inner monologue to the internet, at the suggestion of a diary competition. I'll update whenever I can, although I can't promise that anything interesting will have happened. Wish me luck.

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4. 25th May 2015

 

Funfact: Sweden won Eurovision 2015.

Funfact: many countries purposely submit bad acts, because the price of hosting Eurovision the next year isn't worth winning it.

 

During Eurovision, two nights ago, I was having Risk Night. Essentially, a person who has no parents around, invites their friends over to play Risk. This was our fourth one; second time hosting at my house. At the first one, a guy we weren't really fond of heard us planning it, and guilted us into inviting him. Within a matter of weeks of being at my house, he'd stolen the idea and added masses of alcohol to it, to do it without us.

I hadn't been aware that Eurovision was on that night, but when I found out, I immediately turned it on in the other room and turned the volume up. The first song was  half over, but we didn't mind.

I found it ironic to be playing Risk, as well. The game, if you didn't know, is to take over the world. Each player has a capital and a number of countries they can place their troops in. After that, you roll dice to attack other players, effectively taking over continents. I've never officially won the game, but Josh, Sam and I came joint third, each having taken over two continents and knocking out Aimee and Toby from the running.

It was ironic because the theme was 'building bridges', and we were effectively doing the opposite.

 

After the game, we sat, watching Eurovision. It was only Josh and me watching it by the end, where he would guess which countries each place would vote for, and I would laugh at Graham Norton's comments. It was nice. The show is entirely political, but they always like to say it's not. It was interesting how many people voted for Russia - sure the song was okay, but that's not how the game is played. It was probably fear that gave them so many points.

Sadly, there wasn't many joke acts - the really obnoxious ones anyway. Bar Australia, but I was their first time, and they assumed that's how we would act. I think there must have been this running joke between the other competitors to stay mildly serious - just to see the reaction.

 

 

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