Never let your fear decide your fate

why cant more people realize this?


why cant more people realize this?

The Islanders look so good it’s making me giddy.

I just wanted to say I was really happy to see an update of TBR today! I have to admit I didn't start reading it until it was already 17 chapters in cause of all the negative comments :/ but reading it in one go is actually way less painful than reading one chapter every 2 months lol I think that's why people get so frustrated! it's so well written though, and I love how you put Finn in Nyada with Rachel :) hope they find each other again soon I'm also really curious as to what Artie is up to!!

Thanks so much! And I think you’re right about why folks are frustrated. I've had a few people tell me that they want to wait 'til the story is completed so they can read it all at once, which may be a good strategy. I remember when I used to watch Glee and how hard it was to go 7 days between episodes not knowing what would happen next (i.e. when Finchel would get back together, hehe). Unfortunately life can be busy and doesn’t allow us to write (or discuss possible scenes or edit our work) as often as we’d like, but please know that we try really hard to crank out the chapters as fast as possible at any given time. I’m a little fearful that the more critical reviews will scare readers away entirely, but hopefully enough people will give it a shot, if not now then when we finish. :)

For me, it was important/interesting to explore a story with Finn at NYADA because it demonstrates that he’s just as capable of succeeding in the performing arts as Kurt, Rachel, Blaine, et al. Realistically speaking he doesn’t have the same ~raw talent for acting/singing/dancing, which is why we came up with the directing angle. 

Artie? Up to something? What makes you think he’s up to something? ;-)

After an embarrassingly long hiatus, we present another installment of our S5 AU. Have at it.




And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

This is absolutely ridiculous.

I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.

Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.

No. They don’t.

I have such a problem with posts like this because they overlook one absolutely crucial detail: whenever “the government” pays for something, who’s ACTUALLY paying? Taxpaying citizens. I personally think that it’d be worthwhile to pay more in taxes if it’d subsidize the healthcare system and make things more affordable on the back end for people who need medical treatment. Unfortunately most Americans feel that their taxes are already too high, and yet still want to to receive better services - healthcare, education, transportation, etc. It’d be awesome if government officials used our tax dollars more wisely, but saying that “the government doesn’t care” ignores the fact that federal agencies don’t simply have piles of money to spend on whatever they want. And the passage of the ACA shows that the problem isn’t just being ignored.

Do you know about how many chapters TBR is gonna have? Just wondering if it's coming close to its end so I can prepare to mourn. Seriously 1 of the best fics I've read

Fret not, Anon. I can’t say exactly how many more chapters there will be, but my coauthor and I still have a good bit of story to tell. I’ve always imagined it running about 30 chapters, but we haven’t discussed a specific length.

And thank you SO very much for your interest in our work. Compliments like that certainly make my day. :)

So missing the brass ring, I hope you're doing well and having fun with your baby!

Thank you! She makes every day an adventure, that’s for sure. :)

And we mayyyy have a chapter going through its final phases for posting in the next few days… ;)