briefly building off of this other post i made a few weeks ago, Lance tries to give the team input so many times. really. he’s determined to be of value to the team. this started after he became the pilot of the Red Lion: as Keith’s right hand in s3, he felt important, and he tried to fill the same role when Keith ran away, despite the different team dynamic. and sometimes, the team puts his ideas into action.
but the large majority of the time, they don’t listen to him, even if it costs them. true, Lance is building his leadership skills, but the team hardly ever pays attention to his ideas, or even gives them a try, unlike Keith in s3, who ALWAYS valued what Lance said. and for the most part, Lance is shot down.
throughout Keith’s absence, Shiro and Allura consistently push away Lance and his ideas, even if they’re good ones. and Pidge and Hunk, they don’t necessarily reject Lance’s leadership attempts, but they do push him away from their tech adventures. probably not on purpose, but Lance does feel left out by their actions as well.
Lance is supposed to be the right hand man, but everyone on the team, whether they realize it or not (probably not) keep pushing him away, even when his contributions are valid.
but when Keith comes back, as i said in my other post, Lance starts to feel valued again, and all (not some, but ALL) of his ideas are put into action. Keith doesn’t even hesitate before implementing whatever Lance says. it’s automatic. he literally can’t say no to the boy jslkdjjsdldjsl.
i could go on and on. but ANYWAY, this was supposed to be a brief post lmao so i’m gonna end here for now. Keith always listens to Lance, while the others end up unconsciously pushing him away. in s7, Lance is able to be a leader, without everything he says being rejected, and that’s a huge step for him. it’s really helping him grow and become more confident in himself, and it’s nearly all because of Keith and his unwavering trust in Lance. i just love their dynamic so fucking much.
hey pals, I just finished reading sally ride: america’s first woman in space, by lynn sherr, and here’s a collection of my fave sally ride facts:
her favorite constellation was orion, because you can find it so easily
one of her first jobs was babysitting. she made the kids pb&j sandwiches, but they wouldn’t eat them because “the peanut butter was on the wrong side of the bread.” sally threw out the sandwiches and never babysat again.
she stopped drinking coors beer when she found out joseph coors had opposed the equal rights amendment
she told the u.s. ambassador to norway that his rape joke wasn’t funny
exxonmobil gave millions of dollars to her “sally ride science” teacher training academies. it was a business compromise between an oil company and an environmentally proactive nonprofit, and during each keynote speech, sally would make a comment about “oil spills” or “oily money” and glance over at the exxonmobil rep before moving on.
she had a border collie when she was a kid, and two bichon frises with her partner, tam.
watching barefoot contessa was a daily ritual, and she loved ina garten’s meatloaf
when her relationship with tam started getting serious, tam asked “is this forever?” and sally responded “I can’t think more than five years ahead.” so every five years, tam would ask her “are we renewing?” they ended up being together for 27 years. when she was dying of cancer, sally told tam “I wish I had another 27 years with you.”
Have you ever found yourself wanting a metric ton of DAI music? Have you ever thought to yourself, aw man, DAI’s soundtrack was 15 hours shorter than I wanted it to be? If that sounds like you, then this is a link for you.
I’ve ripped all the music from this game - that is, all the ambient snippets of music that you hear while running around in the world, and all the music that happens in cutscenes - and it turns out there’s 16 hours (1.6 gigs) of it.