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Coming Undone (Chapter 10, Part 2)

skillzyo:

Title: Coming Undone
Pairing: Brittany/Santana
AN: Oh my god, finally! I’m so sorry this took such a long time, but it has been a very long, very busy summer. Hopefully you guys can forgive me. Oh, here’s a link to the first half of the chapter (x) just in case you guys forgot what happened. I also edited a part to make it seem less forced. Anyway, enjoy! Last line inspired by hufflepuffandpass!
Summary: All Santana wants is some caffeine so she can push through an all-nighter and churn out an analysis of a book she didn’t read. She gets more than she bargains for when she visits her neighbors to ask for a cup of coffee. (Fic Master Post)

Quinn pulls away and delicately wipes the wetness from her cheeks with the tips of her fingers. I pretend not to see.

“I can’t lose her again,” she says in a quiet voice after she wipes the last of the tears away.

“We won’t,” I tell her, but it’s hard to believe the words. It’s a big city and she could be anywhere. Thoughts like that aren’t going to help, though, so I try to focus on a plan of action. I turn towards the living room, where my friends are trying to look interested in anything but the conversation between Quinn and me. Given that Puck is staring intently at the stained carpet, they don’t do a very good job pretending. Mercedes and Sam are a little better, at least focusing on the television, but there’s no sound coming from it so it’s either muted or off.

When I turn back to Quinn, she seems to have her emotions under control again. It’s scary how easily she can slip back into that mask. “Just… give me a second and we can go, okay?”

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leigh-kelly:

I’m pretty sure Sugar is lost somewhere in the space-time continuum, and Brittany and Santana have to go off to find her, that’s why they’ll be gone.

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broadlybrazen:

[Series of tweets by Prof. Marc Lamont Hill on August 28th, 2014. Text below.]

  • Hillary Clinton offers a statement on Michael Brown and Ferguson. 19 days later. Next she’ll offer her thoughts on Rodney King and Vietnam.
  • Despite the despicable timing, Hillary Clinton’s remarks were actually on point. She critiqued the system and didn’t blame the victims.
  • Rather than preaching unwarranted calm or drawing false racial equivalencies, Hillary Clinton put a spotlight on social injustice.
  • Instead of attacking the protestors, Hillary Clinton rightly pointed to the frayed relationships between police and community.
  • And, perhaps most importantly, Hillary Clinton addressed the elephants in the room: white privilege and institutional racism.
  • In honesty, Hillary Clinton offered the type of commentary that many of us were quixotically expecting from President Obama.
  • The only problem with Hillary Clinton’s comments is that they were cynically timed. She waited until the political stakes were much lower.
  • Hillary Clinton’s statement reflects careful triangulation and calculation driven by political interest rather than genuine feeling.

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pun-rocker:

You know why I love AUs? Because the whole point of them is that everything is changed, and yet these two people are still going to meet and fall in love- that they’re so set in stone and so meant to be that you can change literally everything in a hundred universes and they’ll fall in love over and over again. 

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Anonymous said: I was curious to know when for the people who didn't make it to con, would be able to see the author answers?

brittanacon2014:

Hey Anon!

We are devising a plan to roll out the author interviews to the entire fandom soon!  We want to highlight each of the 37 authors who participated in their own right so they get some major fandom love for taking the time to answer our questions.  We’ll definitely make twitter and tumblr posts as we get ready to start rolling them out!

Thanks for your patience and support!

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Anonymous said: So, I have these two characters that eventually become a couple. How can I make sure they have "chemistry"? I see people talk about that with fictional couples all the time, but I don't really understand what it means or how to pull it off...

thewritingcafe:

Chemistry is when two characters have a strong, authentic, natural connection or attraction to one another. This term is most often used for characters who are romantically involved, since good chemistry usually involves sexual tension, but platonic relationships can have chemistry too.

Here are characteristics of characters who have good chemistry:

  • Attraction: This doesn’t necessarily mean that the characters are romantically and/or sexually attracted to one another, but it can. This means that characters naturally gravitated toward one another and that they are attracted to the other person’s mere existence.
  • Complement: These characters complement each other. Both are whole on their own (and should be developed that way), but when together they create a new kind of force. They work well together and other people see that. It’s like when two people are always known as a “package”. Everyone refers to them as being together because they’re always together and when they’re together, they seem more complete and balanced to other people.
  • Connection: Something connects these two characters. It could be because they share a back story, they live near each other, they have a similar hobby, they work at the same place, they’re both in school, or because they keep ending up in the same place at the same time.
  • Sexual Tension: Sexual tension is most often found when the characters are supposed to be romantically involved, but romance doesn’t have to happen if sexual tension occurs.
  • Authentic: When characters have good chemistry, their interactions are natural and authentic. This is difficult to pull off because it’s one of those things that just happens when you write.
  • Reaction: It’s called character chemistry for a reason! Think of characters like elements. Putting the right elements together creates a reaction. These characters need to fit together and their bond needs to create something new.
  • The Secret Formula: While there are certain characteristics that create chemistry between characters, it all depends on the characters themselves and how you write it. There’s no equation for creating chemistry that will always be successful. Sometimes chemistry between characters comes out naturally without the author’s intention.

Examples of Chemistry in TV Shows

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.

According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.

In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.

The underlying cause:

The underlying cause:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The facts underlying Tracey White’s claim:

The facts underlying Tracey White's claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.’s claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.'s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White’s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White's claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green’s claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green's claim:

Read the complaint:

Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News

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Under Pressure Queen (Ft. David Bowie)

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IKEA Naked Parents Ad

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seananmcguire:

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transcosette:

we as a society need to start talking about abusive friendships, bc those exist and seem to be really common

and most people in them dont know how do deal w the abuse bc its normally emotional abuse which.gets delegitimized, and its a…

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fuck-yeah-70s-and-80s-music:

THE PRETENDERS  - Back On The Chain Gang (1982)

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jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

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