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SDCC 2014 has been amazing, but I wanted to share something particularly awesome and silly that happened last night at the Geek & Sundry party.

Disclaimer - some of it is a bit blurry because it took so long to get my Long Island Iced Tea that I chugged the whole thing in 3 minutes so I could go onto the dance floor

Anyways, I’d been dancing for maybe a half hour, very tipsy and melting in my heavy cotton Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite) cosplay costume when i find myself in a dance circle across from these two guys who look oddly familiar.

Did I meet them at a panel earlier? Meet them earlier tonight? Are they actually guys I know from college?

Nope, it’s Kyle Walters (Peter Pan) and Brennan Murray (Michael Darling) from The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy.

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Here’s where I get a bit blurry. I somehow introduced myself and told them how awesome the show is, and I think I told Kyle that he was fantastic, but a dick. (Obviously I meant Peter, not him personally, but I don’t think I said as much) And that he made me cry with the season finale. He took it in stride. I think. 

(Which is kinda weird, cause I don’t think I did. Cry, I mean. Not that it wasn’t an emotional episode, but I just don’t cry too easily. It makes Game of Thrones way easier. So I don’t know why I said that but I remember saying it.)

Anyways, they were both super nice and introduced me to the show’s writer Shawn, who introduced me to someone else from the show. (I’m so sorry, I didn’t catch your name!) I told Shawn he was brilliant, and he hugged me and apologized for making me cry. (Again, I feel oddly guilty  about that now, since I didn’t.)

So, for fans of the show, in case you were wondering - In real life, Kyle and Brennan dance like they’re in character. Just picture how Michael and Peter would dance in a club and you’ve got it.

And to Kyle, Brennan, Shawn, and person-whose-name-I-can’t-remember, if you should happen to see this (and if you remember the girl in the Bioshock Infinite cosplay) - You guys rock. Keep being awesome. :D

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Perfect description of Teslen is perfect :D

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owlmylove:

the gradual domination of the Welcome to Night Vale fandom, part 2

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Once again: Brent’s idea. What a weirdo.

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Elaine Stritch passed away today. She is an incredible performer - I grew up listening to her sing and she constantly made me laugh whenever she was on 30 Rock.
So in her honor, please reblog and join me in raising a glass - one for her and ‘one for Mahler’. I’ll drink to that.

Elaine Stritch passed away today. She is an incredible performer - I grew up listening to her sing and she constantly made me laugh whenever she was on 30 Rock.

So in her honor, please reblog and join me in raising a glass - one for her and ‘one for Mahler’. I’ll drink to that.

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jtotheizzoe:

blinkpopshift:

Everything I said was quoted from comments made on my channel. 

Uncomfortably real and honest post is uncomfortably real and honest.

Also, props to Emily Eifler for the incredibly creative way to discuss such a difficult topic. You guys are all watching BlinkPopShift, right?

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aaegon:

"No, no, no. No buts and no Boxx. The only B-word that should be coming out of your mouth right now is baby."

I saw this episode and I loved this moment, but out of context (and I can’t believe this is the second time I’m using this gif today):

aaegon:

"No, no, no. No buts and no Boxx. The only B-word that should be coming out of your mouth right now is baby."

I saw this episode and I loved this moment, but out of context (and I can’t believe this is the second time I’m using this gif today):

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Good deeds [ WARNING- RANT AHEAD]

bloglavictoire:

I feel like i’ve been gone for ages! Probably have. Things aren’t looking all too good at my end right now. Its one of those times when nothing is specifically wrong, but is still wrong anyways.

Trying to do graduate applications and going through interviews may actually be sucking the life out…

BEEN THERE so hard. Here’s my two cents (edit - ok this might’ve turned into a whole dollar) from 2 years of grad school and friends trying to make it in the real world.

I’m guessing you and your friend are in similar fields? If not, don’t compare yourself. My field (astronomy) is tiny. If someone in biology compared their success rate to mine they would cry. And I’m busy crying from comparing my success rate to another astronomer. 

And if you’re similar, you should compare yourself! In a good way! AS IN ask her if you can look at her application or if she’ll look over yours. Hell, best advice I ever got was from asking a guy in finance to read my personal essay for grad school. We keep applications so private and personal that it really hurts all of us - you can’t know what to write until you know what a successful application looks like. 

The whole experience thing is really just an endless cycle of evil. The trick is to find experience in unusual places or in bad experiences that you don’t consider worthwhile.

Example: I did a summer research program where my advisor was no help and absolutely no science results came out from it.

Translation: I independently managed my own research project, and taught myself the necessary software and code

Example: I did Girl Scouts through high school, including getting roped into volunteering for Science Day

Translation: I’m comfortable with public speaking, have outreach experience working with children, and have been part of organizing larger events

It’s not lying, it’s not even bragging. Companies/schools want to know what makes you special, even though we’ve been brainwashed for years to stay humble. And you’ve learned tons from your experiences, even your non-traditional ones. I’ll even give you an example for YOU! (Though you might not actually use this on an application)

Example: You’ve written an awesome Mollcroft fanfiction of which I am an anxiously awaiting the next chapter *hint, hint*

Translation: You have significant writing experience as well as project management experience from researching and outlining a story, to writing, editing, and publishing it.

TL DR

(sorry this is so long for anyone else following me who doesn’t care about this stuff)

Don’t let them turn you away because you don’t have traditional experience. Find the parts of you that are awesome and unexpected and show them how those experiences have made you special.

Good luck :D

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This just gets funnier the longer I stare at it.

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