don't tell me they are just colleagues

Today is Mother’s Day in Belgium. I was sitting at the table working on MEL stuff when mom asked me what I was doing. So I started explaining what “lore” is, how related to worldbuilding it is (she didn’t know the term) and what we’re trying to do with MEL. It was basically a five-minute long explanation of the Mass Effect universe and why we’re analyzing it.
She stared at me when I was finished.
“Go on,” I said. “You can tell me it’s a waste of time or that it’s ridiculous. I won’t get mad.”
“Honey, why would I tell you something is a waste of time if you like doing it?You should always do things that make you happy regardless of how pointless it may seem to others. It’s your life, isn’t it?”
Mom is always encouraging me to get my work noticed (actual irl work) so I thought she would say that I could do better things than spending hours on MEL, you know? But she was just supportive, even if she didn’t entirely get it. It’s nice. I’m lucky to have her :)

For people who are nervous about starting conversations with professors:

I just emailed a guy who is, academically speaking, a huge deal, who doesn’t know me from Adam. Like, my opening line was, “I hope you’ll pardon me for writing to you out of the blue, but…” And then I proceeded to just ask him if he might be willing to tell me some stuff about his recent research, and you know what he did? Replied within two hours with a four-paragraph email full of exclamation points saying how glad he was to hear from me and that I was interested in his work. Now, obviously this doesn’t happen every time, but the worst response I’ve ever received to this kind of communication is an “I’m so busy right now, can I direct you to my colleague Professor So-and-So instead?” Basically, you have nothing to lose. Be polite and professional and reach out. There’s a lot of potential reward and very little actual risk involved.

I have this headcanon that whenever Foggy goes anywhere with anyone he automatically starts reading things out loud like menus at restaurants or signs or whatever even when he’s not with Matt because it became a habit for him spending so much time with Matt in college and work. Colleagues look at him confused, his dates will roll their eyes “I can read you know.” And he just blushes and laughs it off and tells them all about his best friend. 

8

Q: When do you feel stressed? 

“I feel stressed because of work,but then again resting and not working is like a torture to me because you have time to think about things. I think I like being “crazy busy” better. After promoting for a long time,we had a year long hiatus. I had a lot of time to think about stuff. My personality is to constantly pick things about myself,I make myself tired from it. I couldn’t bear to go outside,I just …I couldn’t sleep because of all the thoughts in my mind,I wanted to sleep somehow. Whenever I talk about my problems to other celebrity colleagues they just say “ Well you’re SNSD” and when I talk to my seniors about it they tell me that this is the best part of my career which makes me feel as if I can’t tell someone how I feel comfortably .”

140317 Healing Camp - Taeyeon's Confession
  • Kim Jaedong: Because Taeyeon entered the industry in her 20s, we heard that she felt puberty hit her later.
  • Taeyeon: I made my debut at the age of 19 and with back to back promotions, I spent my days not knowing how the day went by and what do you know, a year, two years would pass by just like that. At times, I forget how old I am. I felt as if I stopped at 21.
  • Lee Kyungkyu: Your age?
  • Taeyeon: Yes. So when people ask me how old I will be this year, it's to the point where I have to think about it because I can't remember.
  • Tiffany: (Whispers) 26.
  • Taeyeon: Yes, I'm 26.
  • Sung Yuri: You still seem like such a baby.
  • Taeyeon: And then we had a year-long hiatus. During that hiatus, I had a lot of time to think to myself that the emptiness gave me. My personality type is the one to keep picking at my scars and I make myself tired from all the stress I cause.
  • Lee Kyungkyu: We heard you drink a lot also.
  • Taeyeon: Y-yes...I don't go out to drink but to help myself sleep better since I can't sleep from all the thoughts running through my mind. I don't drink heavily either, since I'm good with just a glass of beer. When I talk about these hardships with other colleagues, they'll eventually say, "Well, you're SNSD." Even when I speak to my seniors, they tell us that this is the best part of our careers which leaves me feeling as if I can't really tell someone how I feel comfortably.
  • Lee Kyungkyu: (To Hyoyeon) Why are you crying?
  • Hyoyeon: It's because I never knew that a member was having thoughts like that. She (Taeyeon) seems as if she'd tell bit by bit to other members but I wish for her to either open up a little more or tell us more, and increase her time enjoying it with the other members which I think can be a solution to her keeping everything to herself.
  • Taeyeon: That's really the problem with me, that if no one asks me, then I don't tell. But the thing I'm so fortunate for is to be promoting in a group. I don't really have friends or close colleagues (so SNSD is all I have).
  • <p> <b>Moderator:</b> One of your former colleagues, an African American member of Congress recently said to me that a young african-american man had asked him where to find hope in life, and he said "I just don't know what to tell him about being young and black in America today." What would you tell that young African American man?<p/><b>Bernie:</b> Well this is what I would say, that the congressman was right according to the statistics and I'm familiar with a black male baby born today stands a 1 in 4 chance of ending up in a criminal justice system. 51% of high school african-american graduates are unemployed or underemployed we have more people in jail today than any other country on Earth, we're spending 80 billion dollars locking people up disproportionately Latinos and African Americans. We need very clearly major, major reform in a broken criminal justice system. From top to bottom. And that means when police officers out in the community do illegal activities - killing people who are unarmed or who should not be killed - they must be held accountable.<p/></p>

anonymous asked:

You may have already answered this in a video and this is is just out of pure interest; if you were to introduce yourself and will to say new friends, work colleague etc. Would you let them assume that you were (idk how to word this correctly) gay, or would you introduce/tell them that you were bisexual? (sorry i don't really know how to word this i do not mean to offend you if I do) sorry.

If I’m introducing Will to someone, I usually just say “this is my fiancé Will”. They can do whatever they want with that information, it really doesn’t matter to me all that much. If, later on, they mistakenly identify me as gay, I correct them, and that’s usually the end of it.

Ngl it was obvious that the blackbox would get into the hands of the police sooner or later, but I expected a lazy, random cop to check it. For some reason I thought the blackbox only switched on the moment that Sangwoo slammed Bum on the car hood. (I know it’s stupid because in case of a real accident it would be too late if the blackbox started recording after the crash has happened.) And the scene we’ve seen looked pretty… ambiguous. (Maybe it was just some kind of fanservice.) So I thought the cop might just shrug it off as a couple going to have sex on their car and not look further into it (especially since it’s a gay couple). But maybe I was just expecting too much bad luck for Bum, haha. Luckily it was someone diligent and ambitious as Seungbae who got his hands on the chip of the blackbox. Too bad that due to his history in Seoul and the situation with his shitty colleagues he won’t tell anyone about his suspicion. I mean it’s understandable why he keeps it a secret because he doesn’t want to risk his job another time, but if Sangwoo got him trapped in the basement no one would come to look for him and know where he is.

Darren was on the host committee for Jenna’s event.

“The host committee helps plan, set-up, and pay for the event. The host committee invites their individual contacts, friends, and colleagues to the event. They use their network to raise dollars from people otherwise unable to be reached.”

my father just came to me almost pouting after watching Rôti and told me about how mad he was at Hannibal, not for killing/eating people, but for doing what he did to Will (and I quote WHO’S SUCH A GOOD YOUNG MAN, HE IS THE GOOD MAN) and for being such a shitty colleague, and then he proceeded to describe every way in which he had betrayed psychiatry and poor Will WHOM HE IS SUPPOSED TO LOVE to my mum, and I am so so proud.