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2020 Is Not As ____ As You Think

This is a tale of despair, hope, fear, and truth. It's the ugly truth about what I am. It's the fear of what comes next. It's the hope that where I'm heading will be enough. It has been a rollercoaster of a year riddled with despair, and it has had it out for us since day one.
1Before I Turn
Lovelorn: Moon


5.0
Pretty much at the dawn of 2020, a computer virus+hacker took down most of my work's computer database, holding it for ransom. We recovered enough that we could slowly piece things back together, but it was a nightmare getting things running again. Since then, something has stopped functioning weekly, with putting in tickets with technicians constantly, while they still haven't fixed the last two problems.
2Ever Eden
Illumine


5.0
We got new "thin clients" to replace all our computers. It's a little hockey puck of a device that remotes into a central server to act as a workstation. It's fantastic for everything. Everything but the one Point Of Sales software that we use the most. It's consistently down, and it took them four months after installing them to get them operational. In the meantime, I was the only person in the store with an old PC because I wouldn't let the techs take it. So I became the sole workhorse for pricing and input during that time.
3Synovial
Songs of Silver


4.9
Then the pandemic scare happened. Since I work in a grocery store, I had to deal with hoarders and empty shelves, and any time I made an appearance on the sales floor, I was constantly hearing, "Why don't you guys have any of such-and-such? Don't you stock your shelves?" Bitch, the manufacturers can't even make such-and-such fast enough to ship it out. Don't look at me like I don't do my job.
4Introvert
Mending Breaking


4.9
Then our store started a remodel and complete reset. Thousands of new items for me to input. Then they hung up tags at suggested retail price, rather than our custom pricing. So probably 10% of our price tags were wrong until we could verify the entire store's pricing and fix the tags. Which I didn't even have time to do for about another three months.
5Ways Away
Ways Away


4.9
I injured both of my shoulders. My left shoulder just hurts when I extend it too much, and the other has lost range of motion because I think I have a torn rotator cuff. For the most part I'm okay, until I try to throw something, scratch my back, or go to bed.
6Poppy
I Disagree (more)


4.8
I went to the doctor a few days ago, after putting it off for nearly a year. (I have depression and an anxiety about seeing the doctor) When I finally got in, she told me I had to see the occupational clinic since my injury technically happened at work. I haven't done anything about it yet.
7Rufus Wainwright
Unfollow The Rules


4.8
So I watched my lawn grow out of control because my shoulders hurt too much to do it, and the usual kid I pay to mow my lawn disappeared at the start of the first quarantine, and my roommate is too afraid to go outside and be seen by the neighbors. I would just say fuck it, give my lawn the finger, and hide away at my computer.
8Madeline Kenney
Sucker's Lunch


4.7
My roommate is my ex who bought a house with me. We owe more on the loan than the house is worth, so we're stuck here with each other, sharing a vehicle that's in her name. I basically don't have a vehicle, so I don't leave the house unless we carpool to work.
9A.A. Williams
Forever Blue


4.7
I don't blame the world or anyone else for my predicament. It's the hole where I've put myself.
10Thomas Azier
Love, Disorderly


4.7
My escape from reality has been playing World of Warcraft, and spending my time with all of you here on Sputnik.
11Mountaineer
Bloodletting


4.7
I've been diving as deep as I can into 2020 releases. I intend to make the most out of this year, celebrating the glimmers of hope that I find in these wonderful albums.
12High Priestess
Casting the Circle


4.7
I have this overwhelming desire to listen to everything this year has to offer.
13The Ocean
Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic


4.7
It's impossible to listen to everything that exists, right? There's not enough time in the day. SandwichBubble is proof of that.
14Bright Eyes
Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was


4.6
But I have this overwhelming urge to do it anyway. To listen to everything.
15The Pineapple Thief
Versions of the Truth


4.6
My compromise is 2020. Fuck you 2020. I'll make you something more than the piece of shit that you are.
16Sorry
925


4.6
I have every intention of listening to the entire Sputnik top 200 chart for 2020. And everything else I can manage to hear.
17Rogue
Aeon


4.6
Guess what I'm doing next year?
18Hum
Inlet


4.6
I'll still be kicking 2020 in the throat.
19Hail Spirit Noir
Eden In Reverse


4.6
I began taking anti-depressants three weeks ago.
20Eye of Nix
Ligeia


4.6
Within the first week, I started to feel like I had enough energy to work through the entire day. This is in contrast to the clock-watching habits of barely enduring a day and edging at getting enough hours at work to stay classified as full time.
21Jeff Rosenstock
NO DREAM


4.6
It feels like a fog has been lifted. Nothing around me has changed, but I can see it all more clearly now. I keep having moments where I feel content. Like nothing is missing. Or maybe they are just moments where I've stopped feeling empty.
22O'Brother
You and I


4.6
My diabetes has been less of a struggle. My blood sugars are maintaining levels much closer to where they need to be. Mostly because I'm not telling my diabetes, "Fuck it, I don't care," anymore.
23Elephant Tree
Habits


4.6
My roommate adopted a couple of kitties. I've never had cats before.
24Vermicide Violence
The Praxis of Prophylaxis


4.6
They were so scared of us. They hid in the corner behind some boxes for a couple days.
25Agnes Obel
Myopia


4.6
I convinced my roommate to name them Agnes Obel and Norma Jean.
26Slift
Ummon


4.6
After a couple days, Agnes became curious. She started to wander out and watch us. Norma would stay back and meow incessantly, urging her sister to return.
27Salem Burning
Revelations


4.6
So Agnes would rush back to make sure Norma was okay. Then Agnes would paw at her, encouraging her to come out.
28Thy Catafalque
Naiv


4.6
Cut to a couple weeks later: I'm sitting in my chair playing some WoW, and Agnes crawls up on my left shoulder. Norma immediately crawls up on my right and starts licking my ear. Basically I'm a cat person now.
29Holy Fawn
The Black Moon


4.6
At one point during the heat of 2020, I got fed up with shit breaking. I heard about a posting for a less stressful position at the front of the store that no one was putting in an application for. I said, "Fuck this shit," and I applied for the transfer.
30Anna von Hausswolff
All Thoughts Fly


4.6
Then I heard someone already up front applied for this coveted position. He already had the knowledge of the job, and probably is more reliable than me.
31Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou
May Our Chambers Be Full


4.5
I get frequent headaches where any movement at all will make my head throb. I use up most of my PTO or come in on my days off to cover missed shifts. I can tell my boss resents this about me, but he does his best to be nice to me anyway. He likes the other parts of me.
32The Wytches
Three Mile Ditch


4.5
The day of the interview comes, and I dress up nice. The interview goes really well. I feel hopeful.
33HEALTH
DISCO4 :: Part I


4.5
My hope begins dwindling when my boss starts talking about how much I'm needed where I currently am. He asks why I want the position. I tell him it seems a whole lot less stressful for nearly the same pay.
34Iress
Flaw


4.5
I don't get the position.
35Zella Day
Where Does The Devil Hide


4.5
He mentions something about looking over my current rate of pay, and lets me know I have an evaluation due that he hasn't had time to finish. I feel hopeful.
36Rot (ITA)
The Black Pill


4.5
Weeks go by.
37Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin
Stygian Bough Volume 1


4.5
In the meantime, shit keeps breaking like normal.
38Ebonivory
The Long Dream I


4.5
Finally, he tells me he's ready for my review. We go over the form he filled out, and I get great scores on everything. But something's missing.
39Nicole Atkins
Italian Ice


4.5
He starts to talk about my headaches. He wants me to try going to the doctor again or eating healthier or something. I told him I'm already trying a new headache medicine, but it takes a while to start helping. This is true. He feels hopeful.
40Rannoch
Reflections Upon Darkness


4.5
And by the way, Bloodshy, I'm giving you a dollar raise.
41Jess Williamson
Sorceress


4.5
Awww sheeeeiiittt. I had no fuckin' doubt. Not for a second. My hands weren't sweating! My heart wasn't pounding! I wasn't imagining running away on three separate occasions during the discussion! No, I fuckin' knew that shit. Ballin'. I'm a fuckin' baller boiiiii.
42Declan McKenna
Zeros


4.5
43Hayley Williams
Petals For Armor


4.5
My stepfather reaches out to me and he calls a lawn dude to come chop down the forest.
44Surrender The Throne
Surrender The Throne


4.5
45Spotlights
We Are All Atomic


4.5
My roommate says she's looking for a new vehicle, and she's going to give me her old one.
46Caitlyn Smith
Supernova


4.5
47Psychonaut
Unfold the God Man


4.5
Donald Trump throws a tantrum and tries to sue everyone.
48The Undercover Dream Lovers
It's All In Your Head


4.5
49Xenobiotic
Mordrake


4.5
Shit at work stops breaking, and I catch up with my workload.
50Babirusa
Humanoid


4.4
51Crippled Black Phoenix
Ellengaest


4.4
Jeffery Bugles gets exiled during the Sput War On Terror and his colluder is revealed.
52On Hollow Ground
Blood Is Blood


4.4
(okay, I have mixed feelings about that)
53Entropy (AU)
Denouement


4.4
World of Warcraft releases an expansion and tears stream down my face at its pure glory. The Queen's Gambit was so good it made tears stream down my face at its pure glory. Media has been the true savior for those who have undergone quarantine.
54Phoxjaw
Royal Swan


4.4
55Habitual Gloom
The Chronic Plague


4.4
Oregon becomes anarchy.
56The Ruins Of Beverast / Almyrkvi
Almyrkvi / The Ruins Of Beverast (Split)


4.4
57Kardashev
The Baring of Shadows


4.4
But wait, some other fucked up shit happened. Maybe you forgot already.
58In Gloom
In Gloom


4.4
59Ashen (US-NJ)
Dead Silence


4.4
Australia burns itself up. California burns itself up.
60Full Bloom
Black Lung


4.4
61Cabal (DK)
Drag Me Down


4.4
Fact becomes opinion. Conspiracy theories become a cultural norm. Some fucking asshole named Q becomes the new Nostradamus, leading millions into believing Trump is fighting the deep-state cabal in a war amounting to Hillary Cliton's sex trafficking and blood-drinking shenanigans, alongside not-actually-dead John F. Kennedy who has been fighting this war undercover since he faked his death, and probably is actually Q because his gravesite (or some other picture of a random gravesite) is sort of shaped like a Q. It's been shaped like a Q for 30-or-so years: years before the Internet existed, that would eventually create the Q identity in the first place. And something about Pizzagate or some shit. Black Lives Matter and Antifa are organizations stealing your donations to fund more sex trafficking.
62Martin Grech
Hush Mortal Core


4.4
63Wake
Devouring Ruin


4.4
George Floyd is manslaughtered by a cop's kneecap to his neck, inciting uproar across the nation. Protests are organized over social media. Cop shops get overrun by protesters and cops are unable to stop rampant rioting, looting, and arsony. Minneapolis burns itself up.
64Viscera (UK)
Obsidian


4.4
65Fluisteraars
Bloem


4.4
The businesses affected the worst by the quarantine shrivel up into a pile of dirty face masks. The stock market plummets.
66A Night Like This
Your Colours Will Show


4.4
67Lotus Thief
Oresteia


4.4
Movie theatres: canceled.
68Deftones
Ohms


4.3
69Aseitas
False Peace


4.3
Restaurants: canceled.
70Confound The Mighty
Sustained Collapse


4.3
71Emmure
Hindsight


4.3
Concerts and festivals: canceled.
72Infant Island
Beneath


4.3
73Infant Island
Sepulcher


4.3
Holidays: canceled.
74The Polarity
Gutterball


4.3
75After Hour Animals
Remember This


4.3
School: canceled.
76Empty Country
Empty Country


4.3
77Hillside
Verity


4.3
1.4 million Covid 19 deaths so far. Conspiracy theorists still insist it doesn't exist, and the vaccines that barely even exist yet are somehow known to kill you or track your position.
78Burden of Life
The Makeshift Conqueror


4.3
79Sunquake
Amaranthe


4.3
So maybe 2020 Is Just As ____ As You Think. What are you going to do about it?
80Drown (US)
Subaqueous


4.3
81Mourir
Animal Bouffe Animal


4.3
Grab every piece of positivity you can find. Compound it. Build it up. Let's face it, 2020 has been hard, but how we remember it will be determined by how we spent it, who we shared it with, and how we build our future.
82Musta Köksä
Mustan Köksän Disko


4.3
83Ulcerate
Stare Into Death and Be Still


4.3
As for me, I choose to remember everything 2020 delivered. A raise, good television, World of Warcraft, a roommate/ex who somehow still cares about my well-being, a family who will come to my rescue, and a continuing list of amazing fucking music that was released in 2020, and a community on Sputnik to share it with. You all can brighten my day when I'm at my lowest. Thank you for that. My name is Zach.
84END (NJ)
Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face


4.3
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