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Partners in Science by MiloNeuman Partners in Science by MiloNeuman
A Valentine's gift for my one and only partner in science. <3

A tip to anyone getting into a long distance relationship: I think one of the biggest challenges with a long distance relationship is the lack of quality time together. I mean, sure, you can skype, or call, or instant message, but there are only so many things in the world to talk about if you aren't actually going out and doing things together. And doing things together is important, otherwise you might start feeling disconnected from each other's lives. Probably THE. BEST. solution me and Meg have figured out for this problem is co-op videogames. It may not be quite the same as going out to dinner, or taking long walks on the beach, or whatever close-distance couples do... but it works. It gives our lives a chance to intersect. Instead of going about completely separate lives only linked by nightly phone calls, for a brief period of time we can exist in the same world and share a common experience and a common goal. Whether that goal is getting a weighted companion cube across a room to a big red button, or if it's trying to survive a zombie apocalypse together... or whatever.

So yeah, that was my valentine's day speech. Hope you enjoyed it. I don't know. It helps us, so maybe it will help some other couple too.
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Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
FLOWING LOCKS OF GOLDEN HAIR.

Also, failure to retrieve the Companion Cube will result in an unsatisfactory mark on your test reports, followed by death.
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
And an unsuccessful date.
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Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Blue, you are not on a date. For thinking like a human, you have been penalized 50 Science Collaboration Points.
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Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, that's sweet. =) Reminds me of a woman I became friends with during a NaNoWriMo write-in at Panera Bread. The subject of her husband came up, who is in Iraq right now, and she told me how they had always played this one series of game through together; so when the third one came out, and she offered to mail it to him, he told her he'd rather wait until he got home to the States, because it wouldn't be the same if he couldn't play it with her, which about made her cry. I thought it was the sweetest thing ever.

Yay for video games bringing loved ones together. ^^
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Seriously, videogames=love.
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Dragon-Dudette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. =D
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Dragon-Dudette Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! =)
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MegSyv Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
GAH I LOVE THIS. Seriously. We have to go pick out a frame while you're here.
You said it, Milo! Come to think of it, we really haven't played any online games for awhile. This must change. I miss killing zombies with you. And solving Science together. And exploring other fun online games.

Also - I can't help but wonder if we're reaching for each other... or for the cube. XD
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
The world may never know.
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Wazaga Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
best couple ever!

nuff said :meow:
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
DARN TOOTIN!
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ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
You guys are so darned adorable :meow: I wish more people shared your view of valentine's day and the real meaning of a relationship in general. It's so refreshing to hear!
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw, Thanks Elwen.
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TheBuggiest Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This picture is one of the best things I've seen today. x3
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
THANKS!
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Hero-of-justice Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's great that you guys make it work so well. My last relationship kinda turned into long distance (even though we werent that far apart) and we just stopped doing things together, which led to us falling out, and me getting pretty much ignored no matter how much I tried to make things work. I'm glad you guys have found something to keep that from happening, because I wish David and I had that. :3 Happy belated Valentines, dude.
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks dude. Yeah, it can be rough when you have nothing to keep you connected. Me and Meg are lucky enough to have just about everything in common.
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Hero-of-justice Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 Very happy for you guys.
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Deviously-Pink Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I love it =3
and yes, long distance is hard.
try loving someone who lives next to australia and knowing him for 8 years, not seeing him once, and been dating for 3 years. it's rough. but yes! videogames help =3
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I guess you have me beat there. :P
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Deviously-Pink Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Interface Designer
PS i like how your style is evolving into a more colourful one. I also like how the people look... dare i say.. more ANIME. xD not in a totally japanese way though. more like.. japan trying to draw american comics. yeaaaaaaaah. >>
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:P If you say so, Stephanie.
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DustBunny-Studios Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw that is so sweet, your artist comment made me D'aw.
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
SUCCESS!
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