any advice for people getting into long distance relationships?
Communicate, communicate, communicate. Make sure you talk regularly whether it’s by text, email, phone calls or skype calls (skype is my favorite of the aforementioned.) If you have an issue, work it out when it comes up rather than waiting for the next time you’re in person. You want to enjoy that time, not spend it fighting. And don’t spend all of your time thinking about missing them, or when you’ll next see them, or you’ll both spend a lot of time sad. Just enjoy when you can talk to them and keep yourself busy when you’re not. Try and figure out the next point you’ll see each other when you’re separated - it’s easier when you have something to look forward to. Good luck <3
I'm in high school, so I have no choice but to go. When I think about college I don't know what I'll get out of it other than a better understanding of some things and hopefully some skills to keep doing that. But the return on investment scares me. There are guys where I work doing the same job and they have degrees. College: worth it financially?
I don’t think I can really say, since I a) haven’t graduated yet and b) am at school on a nearly full scholarship. I wish I could give better advice!
I had a customer come in looking for packing twine the other day, and it was a very strange, somewhat esoteric conversation as we tried to narrow down what it was he wanted. I'm starting to wonder if all cords-like things inherently serve to question the nature of reality, string and twine alike.
String theory truly is a most knotty question, difficult to unravel and woven together with interesting threads of thought.
Do you plan on going to grad school? If so, do you have any ideas where?
I’m not sure if I want to go to graduate school or go straight into an internship/work. I’m looking mainly in the UK for options, but I’m not sure I can give a clear idea of my plans until they’ve already happened (odd, I know.)
have you ever struggled in to get into a relationship where being in one is all you can think about?
Not really. I don’t tend to think about relationships that way -if I like someone, I pursue them. If it works out, great! If not, it’s a bummer, but if I’ve only been trying to date them, not actually dating them, I can usually bounce back pretty quickly.
On the internet, you seem totally real and sometimes have a "take no shit" kind of attitude, which is awesome. Is it alright to ask if you're like that in person? Are you like that with your family and friends? You just seem like the kind of person to take to a bar and have a good time and just in case there's a bar fight.
Haha. I’m afraid to say that (I think) I’m generally much gentler in person, unless I get into a particular mood. I don’t think I have a lot of attitude - what’s on YouTube is me talking the way I would if I didn’t think anyone would get offended and/or rebuke me.
What is the thing that attracts you most to someone?
It’s so difficult to choose one thing. I tend to go for personality, but like anyone else I like physically attractive people, and intelligence turns me on (provided the person in question is just smart, not trying to brag about themselves as such.)
Oh geez. I’m not great at questions like this. Er. Ernest Hemingway, Tamora Pierce, Dianna Wynne Jones, Barbara Kingsolver, Danny Wallace, Garth Nix, Frances Hodgen Burnett, T. S. Eliot, Scott Lynch and possibly Scott Westerfeld?
How do you recommend making friends through the internet? Is it as simple as finding people through media sites that have the same interests as you, start talking, and hope they don't think you're creepy?
It really is. It seems a bit daunting at first, but if you don’t try, the answer is always no.
If you could go anywhere in the entire world right now for one hour, and then not be able to return to that place for an entire year, where would you go and why?
I think I’d want to go to New Zealand, because a)I want to go there eventually and b) I don’t have plans to go within the next year, but even if I did want to go, I could go to Australia instead (which seems fairly similar.)