Whoa! I... I think I'm having a thought. Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's a thought. Now I'm having a plan. Now I'm having a wiggins.

Xander ,'First Date'

Natter 33 1/3  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.

Emily - Feb 22, 2005 10:48:05 am PST #19 of 10002
"In the equation E = mc⬧, c⬧ is a pretty big honking number." - Scola

There are buttons? Dude!

bon bon - Feb 22, 2005 10:48:11 am PST #20 of 10002
It's five thousand for kissing, ten thousand for snuggling... End of list.

New thread.

amych - Feb 22, 2005 10:48:59 am PST #21 of 10002
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

Those sound like good goals for a lot of us, as you say, only I'm not sure what this

Release others' expectations.


beathen - Feb 22, 2005 10:49:04 am PST #22 of 10002
Sure I went over to the Dark Side, but just to pick up a few things.

I know it's been said before but the Subscribe/Unsubscribe buttons are the best!

JenP - Feb 22, 2005 10:49:25 am PST #23 of 10002

Dude. Those are appropriate for so many of us.

Not to horn in on your conversation, but, wow, they really are.

Kat - Feb 22, 2005 10:49:53 am PST #24 of 10002
"I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." Leigh Bardugo

amych, it means not letting what other people want of you and for you to define who you are.

Topic!Cindy - Feb 22, 2005 10:50:11 am PST #25 of 10002
What is even happening?

Release others' expectations.
I took it to mean not to hold to them. In other words, my folks/coach/friends/teammates may expect whatever of me, but that's their issue, not mine.


§ ita § - Feb 22, 2005 10:50:31 am PST #26 of 10002
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

the goals for the gymnast are: 1. Face failure
2. Release others' expectations.
3. Redefine success
4. Accept body reality
5. Become a risk taker.

Hmm. A good place to start for all of us, I think. I'm curious about the body unreality -- in a situation where the body's such an instrument, don't you have to be realistic about it to make it do its job? Or is it an expectation thing?

And, speaking of risks -- the balance beam. IJS.

Kat - Feb 22, 2005 10:50:35 am PST #27 of 10002
"I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." Leigh Bardugo

Horn away, JenP.

DXMachina - Feb 22, 2005 10:50:59 am PST #28 of 10002
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

Also, Did DX cheat to get one?

Nope, but I did have the advantage of knowing exactly when the new thread went live.