about long distance

anonymous asked:

I saw you talking about your past long distance relationship with Suitcase before, about how the distance thing didn't bother you that much, and I just wanted to say thank you! People always talk about how hard and painful it is to be in an LDR and I thought I was just crazy for not feeling that way. Maybe I just live on the internet too much though haha.

Veronica: YEAH MAN I DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND IT!! I guess I’m not a wildly physical person? I know some people can’t stomach not being physical with their partner for long periods of time, but that’s not really me! Living on the internet definitely helped with that, haha. I have so many internet friends and the relationships feel just as strong as IRL friends, there’s really no difference for me, especially because a lot of my internet friends eventually became IRL friends. Communication is the most important thing for me, and I get enough of it through typing!

Cuddling is really awesome and all, but I fare pretty well just talking to Souppy on AIM and texting and stuff, there’s so many choices you have when it comes to keeping in touch with a long-distance partner these days, it’s not like people have to wait months for letters like in the GOOD OL’ DAYS :-[

Souppy and I used to TALK ALL THE TIME on the internet, any chance we’d get! Any time we weren’t at school, we were chatting on AIM, which I was fine with because I didn’t care about being social IRL, but I can see that being pretty draining for other couples. I DUNNO!! DIFFERENT STROKES!!

Oliver: Yeah, absolutely. Back in the day I would have killed for a phone in my pocket that I could use to call or text or video chat with Veronica at any time I wanted, and yet that’s what we all have now! I think if your relationship is built on a close personal friendship, such that you can talk endlessly and excitedly to your partner about everything, a long distance relationship is manageable. We did it for the 9 months I waited on my visa, we could feasibly do it again.

But I don’t want to.

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and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

Why do I still love you. Why are you always on my mind. You hurt me so badly. I should hate you, but it’s completely the opposite. I will always love you. I can never stop loving you.
—  you’re the reason I can’t start anything new
you

i’m in love with you. i know because your voice brings more calm over me than i ever thought was possible.

i’m in love with you. i know because your smile warms my whole body and i can’t help but smile myself.

i’m in love with you. i know because your laugh is a laugh i want to hear for the rest of my life. 

i’m in love with you. i know because no matter how many arguments we get in i don’t want to walk away, i want to work it out. 

i’m in love with you. i know because we talk about our future, and it no longer scares me the way it used to. 

i’m in love with you. i know because i’ve found my soulmate, my person. everything about you, i can’t help but love with all my heart. 

i’m in love with you. and i can’t wait to spend forever by your side.

anonymous asked:

Hello! Just wondering but what do you think is going to happen in terms of the sheith relationship from the season 2 end point. I mean, you have have extensively talked about how they support each other and their chemistry but surely shiro's absence will not only leave Keith without a comfort source but will potentially leave tension between them. What do you think?

Hi!! Well to be honest, I think a lot of how Keith reacts in the future will be grounded in the past. Losing Shiro now will definitely be used to parallel what happened in the aftermath of Keberos. So I have a feeling that season 3 will start off with Keith’s initial reaction to everything being mirrored by flashbacks. This will also help further develop both characters and fill in gaps like how Shiro changed Keith’s life, what he really did after the garrison, ect. 

But, with what we know up to this point, here’s some stuff about Keith’s background we can infer: Given our timetable of when Keith is kicked out–after the Kerberos mission failure news airs, but before Pidge enlists–it’s pretty heavily implied Keith left because of Shiro. He leaves almost immediately after Shiro disappears, and Joaquim has said that “[Keith] latches onto Shiro at times because Shiro’s sort of the only thing that can really calm him down and keep him in check.” The garrison covering everything up, pinning all the blame on Shiro and being unwilling to send another ship to check things out–even to just retrieve the bodies–I can see how that would make Keith blow up. 

And from there, we know Keith went off in this self-imposed exile into the desert. He doesn’t just distance himself from people–he doesn’t interact with a single human for a year, instead following his instincts. Following the trail of the blue lion, throwing his everything into chasing after ghosts. Shiro’s shocked when he sees the conspiracy theory board, so we can guess that this maybe wasn’t something Keith was always into. But he was willing to get fully immersed in something entirely unconventional because he felt like he finally had a purpose again. There was a light in the dark, and he chased it. About his time in the desert and Shiro’s return, Keith says “After getting booted from the garrison, I was kind of lost, and found myself drawn out to this place. It’s like something…some energy, was telling me to search. Shiro asks what it was he’s been searching for. So, Keith talks about all these signs pointing to “some arrival last night.” His voice goes soft as he looks meaningfully back at Shiro and says:

“Then you showed up.”

So, what does that tell us about Keith? 

  • He needs a sense of purpose. The garrison gave him a goal, a point of focus, and he was damn good at what he did. Top cadet of his class, the best fighter pilot when that career track is already the most competitive. After losing Shiro and leaving the garrison, Keith had nothing to fall back on. He chases after this one feeling on a whim because he’s lost, he has nothing else; it feels like his only hope, and he really wants it to actually lead him to something. He follows it because he can’t just sit by and do nothing 
  • In this context, telling Keith to lead Voltron was probably the best parting gift Shiro could give. It ensures that Keith has a personal mission to keep him going, something to work towards and force him to carry on. He has to stay with the team because now he leads the team; he has to stay strong for all their sakes. And he won’t feel like he has nothing, like he just has to run away into the desert again
  • He might be more withdrawn but, with the responsibility of black lion, he knows he can’t just up and leave the team. Again, this prevents him from detaching himself from people completely. It means he won’t have to go through losing Shiro alone again, and he’ll have other people to lean on and help him through it. This time he has friends, people he can trust and start to open up to. That’s really good for him 

And I mean, we’ve already seen how important staying with the team is for Keith

but, conversely, he’s already left the team once already (because he was afraid he was a danger to everyone). So we know that Keith is very much someone who believes in the “greater good” and sacrificing selfish, personal desires for the sake of others. If he feels like the universe needs him to stay with the team, then we certainly have reason to believe he will. 

However, there is one thing Keith consistently values over the “greater good”:

  • In the end of season 1, he says they can’t go and save Allura, because it’s too dangerous and would put everyone at risk. About ten minutes later though, he breaks from formation and runs off on his own because Shiro’s in trouble. This despite the fact that he doesn’t have a plan and, again, it puts the rest of his team in danger

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The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you.
—  Nicholas Sparks