foxchaos: rachel is sick and hopped on medication. Santana is caring but pretty much thinks it’s the funniest thing in the world.
This may or may not be based on true events….
It had been Kurt’s idea to study abroad their junior year at CUNY. Rachel couldn’t spend an entire semester away from NYADA, but had promised Santana to come spend time with her over in England.
Santana had been looking forward to this for…well, the entire time they’d been over there. Kurt had spent a few days with them, but had gone on a trip to Spain with his rugby club to give them some time together.
It was about halfway through their trip to Edinburgh that Rachel had the double misfortune of a yeast infection and a rather nasty bladder infection. She insisted that they stay for the final three days before heading back to London, but Santana had made sure she took it easy. First, because Rachel had been in a good deal of pain, and second, because the meds were making her freaking crazy.
"Honey, you’re going to get dizzy spinning like that."
"I feel like I’m floating."
"I’m guessing that’s the pain meds, baby."
"I want to go meet Nessie!"
"Come here, Rach." Santana pulled her over to the bed and managed to get her to lie down. "We’ll go meet Nessie tomorrow. Right now, you rest."
She had no idea what they put in the medicine over here, but she really, REALLY, wanted some to take back to the States with her….
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"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”
From Adora Svitak’s talk “What adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.
This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.
this is so effing important and i’m super impressed after read her transcript
(via foxchaos)Source: tedx
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The parlor was packed with Rangers at this time of night. Their planet was a relatively small one, and there were only a few zones where drinking wasn’t prohibited. As such, the Star Fleets usually stopped here on their breaks. There were so many of them this time that Rachel was worried about their supplies. She was definitely going to have to order more potatoes and ale the very next day, and she wasn’t at all sure they’d have any meat for tomorrow’s lunch.
A Ranger came up to the bar and smiled at her. She had a Captain’s star on both shoulders, and a weapon at her belt, but she looked friendly enough. That was unusual with Captains - they were a arrogant, rude lot - and Rachel was automatically on the defensive.
"What can I get for you?" she asked.
"Nothing," the Captain said, still smiling. "Just wanted to say thanks."
"For not throwing me and my guys out on our asses," she said, laughing. "I know this is…er…stressful for you."
"Well…you’re welcome I suppose."
The Captain took a small square sheet of what looked like glass from her pocket. “We’re going to Neptune next. Escorting some of the gas harvesters back to Earth. There’s been pirate activity.”
"I’m sure it will be. Ever seen it before?" she asked, tapping the glass. A hologram appeared and she put it on the bar for Rachel to inspect. "It’s a pretty cool sight."
"It’s beautiful. What’s that? The red, there."
"Just our landing strip. Have you ever seen the planes?"
"Just from here."
"I could show you tomorrow - if you wanted."
"I’ll be working."
"What time do you get up?"
"Then come out then. The rest of these guys will be passed out until noon anyway. You won’t have much traffic for breakfast."
Rachel bit her lip. “I’ll think about it.”
The Captain smiled brightly and put out her hand. “Fine, fine. I’m Santana Lopez, by the way.”
"Nice to meet you formally, Miss Berry. I’ll be waiting outside tomorrow. I hope you’ll join me."
With that, the woman sauntered away to yell her men up to bed.
Long after they’d gone, Rachel sat looking at the hologram Santana had left on the bar.
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Jealousy was a thing of the past for Rachel and Santana. Mostly. They’d learned to not immediately fly off the deep end, and to trust each other, and to work through things together. Mostly. And they both had ceased to see red when some misguided interloper came along. Mostly.
"She brought them over when she asked to borrow our jumper cables!" Santana insisted, nodding to the basket of sugar cookies.
"Of all the neighborhoods we could’ve moved into, we pick the one full of cougars desperate to make you their midlife crisis lesbian experience."
Santana laughed at Rachel’s long-suffering look and pulled her into a hug. “At least we get baked goods out of it?” she suggested, and kissed her wife before she could reply.
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- Jen posting a photo that includes Lana
- Lana saying that Jen is attractive
- Lana saying that they text each other about SQ
- Jen agreeing that they should get a SQ sweater
- Jen thanking Lana for talking nicely about her, all in caps, a red heart included
- RedValentino asking…
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Some harsh but very very true words
When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time.
This is really important. Eliminate this urge. Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work. Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun. Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work. You lose the urge to do it. You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat. They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself. Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work. Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure. If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work. When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.
THIS! I see so many people post art or stories and say it’s just a drabble or doodle, it probably isn’t any good, people aren’t going to like it.
There are always going to be people who are willing to tear you down. Don’t do their work for them. Even if you can’t say good things, it doesn’t mean you have to say negative things.
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