New year's eve can be a stressful time.
Despite the rain, the dark nights and the festive bloat, there's a kind of piquant expectation that one should dust off the dancing shoes and head into town.
For every happy reveller that saw in the New Year with a glass of bubbly and a gunpowder bang, there was another disappointed drunkard hailing an overpriced taxi home... alone.
So meet these inspired "netizens", who instead of braving the urban wilds, decided to greet 2013 in a more unconventional way.
Flick through for some hopeful New Year stories.
(photos courtesy of imgur)