...and they used cool music lol

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~ RIP Michael Jackson ~

Not only was he an amazing singer and dancer, but he was an amazing humanitarian. He used his fame to help heal the world, save lives, touch peoples’ hearts, and deliver powerful messages through his music, a characteristic artists lack today. And that is why he will always be one of my top most role models, no matter what false trash is against him!

✨ Love you Michael, Legends never die ✨

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🎉 I HIT 100 followers! 🎉 (I know that isn’t a lot, but hey I’m already happy af.)

Here are some free (badly drawn tbh) icons !! Feel free to use them but if you’re nice enough to credit me, that’d be cool too !!

If you want one without those doodles, just dm me !!

UPDATE: this got so much notes holy crap thank you ahhhhhhh ❤️ but i made more bc i think these are getting old lol

My interpretation of the MOON signs

(You could probs relate your sun if you want maybe even your rising)

Aries: they take up your life: being loud, leaving mess on the stairs, creating arguments out of thin air and always filling the void with their drama. Very self-centred but oblivious to it so I’ll let it be. Problems they hav always someone else’s fault. Very loving and cuddly and express passion easily. Never stick to hobbies after announcing that its there biggest passion n cant survive without it. Though, they don’t wait around for things to be handed to them - they are always up to something interesting. Independent.

Taurus: they are great to spill your words upon and never flinch when u say something deep or shocking so it makes u chill af cause they are…Most of the time…they can get angered when things aren’t as it should as they are very stubborn. don’t like people who aren’t committed to friendship or plans/dreams and dont like people who dont give their stuff back. Seemed to hav cows eyes: very deep n dreamy and long eyelashes -often brown eyes that i know of or watery blue eyes. lov food or other luxuries.

Gemini: childlike, like everything light hearted and humorous. there has to always be words to fill up the quiet spaces otherwise they start to get agitated. Dont like boring people and will blatantly walk off or something. Nervouusss people. Tapping all the time. When they’re in a goood mood they’re goofy but can become detached and cold and become a bit of a smart arse. Like knowing their shit.

Cancer: homely people. Warm and loving to fault as they are always let down by others who do not give the same warmth and pure emotions back. I think they could probably guilt trip u many times. emotions are not hidden which is good and bad because shots are firedddd and their words filled venom when there really cheesed off. Like lots of nice things. also love cute fluffy animals. Love their family to be always near - protective can become smothering. Talk about the ‘good old days’ 24/7.

Leo: why are you so posey and dramatic? They like to tell a tall tale - love to add bits to the truth to make it more exciting - which is actually interesting to hear tbh so good job :) they love to be centre of attention obvs. Also hold their heads high and always seem taller than actually are. Full of exuberance. & they often believe in their abilities so they achieve good grades and r smarttt!

Virgo: lovs when people do little silly things for them because they like when people are as detail orientated as them. expect too much of people becaus they do too much for others. Nervous but lowkey cause their earthiness sort of makes it hum in the background. Has potential to be shady. I love their organisation, chills me the f out. Some reason i feel they be really good at ASMR videos because of their voice & movements. and they r actually quite talkative but its usually nothing too intellectual or snobbish just good natter. Bites their nails!

Libra: i dont get them. They dont make an imposing impression on me as they’re delicate and not too in ya face. Loves knitted jumpers and wearing light colours Ive noticed. Sweet n gentle. Probs could get away with murder. Gets really into things like a celeb or tv series for a while. Has fan blogs probably. like to talk about things such as kpop, clothes, items in their neat pencil case and make up. Idkkk

Scorpio: protectivveee. Intense. Passionate about theirs hobbies and interests. Can become lost in their own intellectual, abstract world forgetting what is truly important until they realise and become regretful and then hold many unresolved grudges. They are e m o t i o n a l but try to hide it - constantly simmering and on the verge of erupting. Though they are quite interested in their own passion - they’ll hype u up about yours and talk for hours about theirs and your own dreams. Abstract knowledge that seems to appear out of no where when they speak -unconventionally smart.

Sagittarius: want to escape reality. Someone i used to know would read a lot of books - probs erotic - she also used her work as escapism? her husband wouldn’t take her on holiday:( another i know comes across very cool and full of knowledge and like to says corny things like ‘you might as well live your life to the fullest because you’ve only got one’. acts like a philosopher. Has gooood taste in music. knows everyone and can keep good relationships with all of them.

Capricorn: thinks they’re are funny af but peeps often laugh at their jokes cause they’re just a bit shit. Tries to come across cool 😎looking for a for job but isn’t working out lol. Wants fame n fortune. they love to talk deep and intellectual without getting too personal. probably quite lovey dovey but it is buried deep inside them. likes to keep it light by listening to music or watching the telly otherwise there thoughts overwhelm them. ( i hav cap moon so might look like a different viewpoint to the others moon signs)

Aquarius: loves to make a point that they are different lol. Intellectual af cause they really smart. Can talk for hours on end but still likes down time. they are the world’s friend but they only let a few know the real them (if thats is actually the real them ). Quirky sense of humour. Hav big dreams and most likely succeed in pursuing them. they are very open about weird stories and experiences they hav had which is fun to hear. will hav something to say about every topic on earth - love to share an opinion.

Pisces: too kind for their own good. They know your weaknesses/insecurities from first time you meet. i think they have melancholy spells which they find themselves in a trance - i catch them staring blankly quite a lot. Love to ask if you’re okay. Mooody. Let down by humanity. Very chatty and has of cool things to say. Music may rule their life - musically talented in one case ik (probs used as escapism). Can be burdened with very unsettling thoughts of not being good enough; making sure they keep there reputation for being the nice guy which means getting pushed about

au where lance and pidge get a complimentary 90s DDR dance mat with the game in the space mall: 

  • they hook it up to the big screen Somehow 
  • pidge is deceptively good and might just happen to know some of the levels bc with matt the pair of them would play it
  • lance is pretty darn good and picks it up quickly
    • legs. he can keep up on even the fastest levels, it’s very impressive.
  • Shiro is surprisingly and embarrassingly bad at it, it’s hilarious
    • gets asked to play and shrugs when Keith gives him the questioning Eyebrow 
    • “how hard can it be?” 
    • FAMOUS LAST WORDS. 
    • for someone so fit and in shape, he’s really out of breath 
    • it confuses everyone???? including him
    • “maybe the garrison should’ve considered these kind of routines in their drills” 
    • he actually gets close to losing patience with it lmao
    • “okay that’s it. why is this called a dance mat? i’ve never danced like this before. this isn’t dancing.” 
  • hunk really doesn’t gel with how fast the arrows are moving on the screen like there’s barely time to look at them and they’re super pixelated and it’s distressing
    • “stop moving so fast! i’m trying to concentrate!” 
  • keith finds the instructions a little vexing tbh. there are more logical and better moves to make in his opinion 
    • backseat dances. he doesn’t mean to, but it happens. “watch your footing!” / “no you need to veer more left” / “you’re gonna miss the next step” / “QUIT BACKSEAT DANCING KEITH.” 
    • he also honestly finds some of the music a bit obnoxious with the synth arrangements and it just generally feels like chaotic noise “can’t we just-… play it in slient mode.”  (Lance is affronted. the music is one of the best parts keith). 
    • keith gives it his best shot anyway and has the Focus Face with creased eyebrows 
    • Lance challenges him and that’s it he’s absolutely not prepared to lose no matter what he has to win 
  • CORAN IS HANDS DOWN THE MASTER. 
    • “ah yes, back on Altea we used to dance a dance like this”
    • he wins the whole thing 
  • Allura’s not that far behind Coran either, she finds the music curious and wants to know more about it too. 
  • Coran commentates on everybody’s turn like when they’re chasing ulaz
    • “OH AND THE PRINCESS TAKES ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING SCORE!” 
  • in general it’s a very good time 

I wish Bard and Sona had some kind of special interaction between each other since they both are mute and musical champions. It would be super cool if they shared a melody they played together each time they use “joke” next to each other. One starts and the other joins in into the rhythm and then there is just a big concert at bot lane. ♥

Artwork by @gumae

BTS: As vampires

The request was actually for vampires and werewolves but for whatever reason I couldn’t think of anything for werewolves? For some reason I am better and more comfortable with writing about vampires lol XD So I’m sorry!! And I hope you like it anyways!!


Rap Monster:

- Literally a rap monster

- Sexy as hell

- Seduces his victims

- Expect roses on bed sheets and red wine

- Red velvet everything

- Impressively smart, has good taste in everything

- Passionate and romantic, not violent at all.

- Appreciates art and beautiful things

- Doesn’t kill his victims, when he drinks from them it’s pure pleasure for both of them 

Seokjin:

- Uses his vampirism to his advantage

- Knows he’s hot 

- Doesn’t have to compel his victims to come to him, they do so voluntarily because he’s just that yummy

- Probably has a fan club lol 

- Turns people into vampires a lot 

- Lonely, really just wants to find his soulmate

- Wants people to think he’s cool 

- Secretly a dork 

- Does stereotypical vampire stuff like only use candles and only wear black 

Yoongi: 

- Lonely and isolated

- Blends in so well no one knows he’s a vampire

- Appreciates good music and books

- Wants to feed off of animals instead of people but he can’t because he feels bad lol 

- Doesn’t kill his victims, drinks only what he needs and then compels them to forget about it

- Seems scary but is actually really sweet and helpful

- Doesn’t want to fall in love with anyone because he doesn’t want to burden them with his problem or turn them

- If he did fall in love it would be forever, he’d pick one mate and stick with them

- A romantic, tortured type. 

J-hope:

- Everyone loves him

- The life of the party

- Doesn’t even try to hide that he’s a vampire 

- Really nice and sweet and funny, gives good advice and has lots of friends

- But sometimes becomes really intimidating and scary

- Thinks his vampirism is sexy

- Flashes his teeth a lot 

- Feels bad feeding off of people so just drinks blood bags (Unless it’s a bad person)

- Totally stereotypical to a ridiculous point, uses it as a part of his public image.

Jimin: 

- A romantic vampire

- Has had many lovers, with each a fairy tale romance

- He only drinks from his lovers, and drinks from them in their most intimate and passionate moments 

- Brings you roses, takes you out to eat and gives you everything you want

- Dramatic. 

- Never scary or intimidating

- Sexy. Does you right. 

- Loves things that stimulate the senses. Good smells, aesthetically pleasing things, delicious flavors, music, good feelings. 

- Pretty much a vampire out of a steamy novel.

Taehyung: 

- ‘V stands for vampire’ 

- Wild

- Feeds often, wants to satisfy his cravings

- Wants to seem really cool and sexy 

- Secretly really awkward 

- Flirtatious, uses his vampire charms to his advantage

- Really lonely secretly, feels like no one will ever stick with him

- When he found someone that stuck with him he wouldn’t leave them alone

- Tries to seem scary but really isn’t at all, very cute even if he is a bit psycho at times

Jungkook: 

- Really not that much different lol

- If he liked someone he would turn them so they’d be stuck with him forever

- Literally even just a nice pizza guy

- Would use immortality to his advantage, he’d want to see/experience everything

- Tells everyone he’s a vampire

- No one believes him

- Doesn’t feed often because he feels guilty, so he often eats a lot of human food to make up for it

- Still doesn’t kill his victims though

- Really sad and lonely secretly, be his friend


I hope you like it!! If you want to see this for another group let me know! :) 

ID #46660

Name: Niten
Age: 15
Country: Switzerland

Um.. I´m not sure how stuff like this usually works but whatever, here I am.

I´m Niten, Hi. Basically Niten is not my real name but I´ll tell you my real name as soon as we start a conversation lol. I´m and actually an introverted dork who likes books, videogames and bonfires at summer nights. When we become closer I can tell you more things about myself, like Sexuality etc. lolol (Im a shy and insecure bean don´t kill me) I´m in love with Astrology, Space AND WANT SOMEONE TO DISCUSS CONSPIRACY THEORIES WITH LIKE oMG this SHITS wILD. I love art and I´m super passionate about drawing, which is one of my hobbies. (That’s right, this girl got hobbies.)

I hate mathematics but only because I sometimes don´t get it otherwise I actually enjoy math. I love History.

I fluently speak 2 Languages. I really want to improve my English. Currently I´m learning Spanish and French (WHICH I REALLY SUCK AT OMG HELP MY POOR SOUL)

My MBTI Type is INTP. (like I said; Introverted dork lol)

I make a lot of stupid puns and jokes don´t hate me for that but I can´t help myself. AYYYY-

ok.

I love listening to music. So if you want to we could send each other CD´s with music on them. (only if ur ok with that)

(Or CD´s with music and WITH secret messages on them that you can make with the program DeepSound – which I used to do with one of my friends. Call me childish but that shit´s cool, especially when nobody gets it.)

I listen to Ed Sheeran, Oh Wonder, Billie Eilish – Actually I listen to almost every kind of music.

I´m a sarcastic piece of shit. I love to watch TV Shows such as : SKAM, Sherlock, Doctor WHO, Riverdale, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Mr. Robot, Big Bang Theory etc. -> I also watch Anime.

I have ship´s such as : PHAN, LARRY, JOHNLOCK, VICTURI, Reylo etc.

Also I´m searching for a best friend who I can facetime/Skype with at 2 am, who I can send ugly Snapchats to (lmao) and who´s there for me and who I won´t lose contact with after 2 days, and maybe even someone that I could meet one day. We can chat on Tumblr, Whatsapp, Snapchat, it doesn´t matter and if you want to we could send each other letters with stuff like pictures, pressed flowers or just gifts. (Again, only if your ok with sending letters etc. )

I´m shy and awkward at the beginning but just give me time and I will release the beast. Lmao jk

Preferences: Age 14-17

- Idc about gender lol (But I would prefer Girls since I can relate more but if you´re a boy thats completely fine)
- Any sexuality
- Any Religion
- IF YOU ARE HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST etc. GET YOUR ASS AWAY FROM ME THANK YOU.
- Don’t be a dick
- Don’t be an asshole
- otherwise you´re welcome
- yas
- ok wtf am I doing
- I actually made myself cringe like wow
- ok bye I´m waiting

Boyfriend Hansol/ Vernon

  • Litteral definition of adorable but shy af
  •  Hansol is like that cool dude a lot of girls dream to date Just the typical senpai who walks like a model and flashes small smiles at the girls -then falls flat on his face as soon as they aren’t looking bc clumsy af- 
  • But actually he’s just a lil kiddo who’s got the hugest crush on you 
  • Like you’d be with your friends and he’d ask you to come out of the classroom 
  • You go and he’s there leaning on the wall and saying stuff like “okay Vernon you can do this. Calm down you’re just gonna–"
  • “Uhm- Hansol?”
  •  “wOAH” 
  •  He’d be so flustered and would just blurt whatever is on his mind and ends up awkwardly asking you out 
  •  And you say yes ofc and he becomes a blushing mess and a huge idiotic smile wouldn’t leave his face for the upcoming week.
  •  He’s so cute and hyper 
  •  You’d hang out A LOT 
  •  Like you’d meet regularly on Sundays 
  •  And when he’s leaving the dorm and the hyungs are like where u going and he’s embarrassed to tell them that he’s going to meet you 
  •  So he’s just like “uh, I’m gonna get my Sunday candy” 
  •  And they all burst out laughing as soon as he leaves bc lol they all know where he is going 
  •  Your dates are all chill
  •  Bc you both are too embarrassed to start any skinship or anything
  •  Especially outside 
  •  It’s a best friend kinda relationship 
  •  But well when you’re alone he’s comfortable with touching you 
  •  You probably should just consider his arm as an accessory on your shoulder already
  • Eskimo kisses 
  •  Omg a lot of these 
  •  Just imagine with me I’m crying
  •  Playing with his hair 
  •  Yes hell YES 
  •  And like your lap is his fave pillow and you’d chill outside while watching the sunset or just having some fresh air while you stroke his fluffy pluffy mluffy hair
  •  “Kidney function is not a right, it’s a privilege” 
  •  “Y/N please” 
  •  Meeting Sophia 
  •  Is this how it’s written or is it Sofia omg I’m so sorry idk 
  • “Are you oppa’s gf”
  •  “AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Yeah.“
  •  Tbh you’re like this whenever someone asks you that bc awkward
  •  Getting along with Sophia so well omgggg
  • Hansol asking gentleman Josh for cute ideas to impress you 
  •  “Girls like it when you show them that you love them” 
  •  “Got it.” 
  • *Meets u*
  •  “jaGIIIIIJEVDKARBWOBRLWBE okay nvm” *blushes xinfinity*
  •  He really sucks at these stuff bear with him lol 
  •  “She said she loves my rap, guys who do music are quite cool”
  •  Yes you said that and he used it as lyrics
  • You inspire him a lot 
  •  You prolly created “pull up on you wacks with a Mac fully loaded-AH” tgt
  •  Sleepy Hansol is the cutest Hansol
  • Remember that predebut video when Seungkwan was trying to film him sleeping and kept taking off his blanket that was pure gold 
  •  But If you’re staying up he’s staying up 
  •  Like if you have work or shit he’d stay with you and encourage you 
  •  Oooorr just lay around and whine about how long it is taking you to finish and how your boss/teacher should get jailed for giving you so much work 
  •  Cuddles cuddles cuddles 
  •  Gracing your with his High notes
  •  ^okay not rlly lmao 
  •  AEGYO HANSOL 
  •  It is both adorable and funny bc his voice is rather deep and it kinda cracks when he tries to sing the gwiyomi song or smg
  •  His pout omfg 
  •  Like you go get that kid ice cream. NOW. 
  • He melts when you tempt to do aegyo 
  •  Like send the fucking ambulance we’re losing Hansol Vernon Chwe 
  •  He become a blushing mess 
  •  Begging him to let you do his makeup 
  •  And he’s so freaking nervous 
  •  “Jagi please don’t go too overboARD WOAH WHAT IS THIS MONSTER GET IT AWAY ” 
  • “Vern that’s a mascara brush” 
  •  Speaking of eyelashes CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW CURLED THEY ARE LIKE IM FUCKING JEALOUS??? 
  •  Like you’re always whining about how his lashes are prettier than yours
  • But he’d just reassure that he still loves you even with the two or three lashes you have 
  •  Lol jk 
  • Tbh dating Hansol would just be so much fun like you’d spend the whole day listening to music of artists you never heard of and you wouldn’t be bored bc he’s there with you and he makes everything fun
Yuri on Ice interview translation - Pash! 2016/12 (p14)

This is a translation of Mitsurou Kubo’s detailed commentary on episodes 1-6 (plus some about ep.8) that appeared on the Dec. 2016 Pash! issue. I wish I could’ve posted it yesterday, but I was too tired to double-check it… It’s very interesting and there’s lots of “behind-the-scenes”, so have fun reading while we wait for episode 9 (can’t wait already)!

Some notes:
In the magazine, some parts of the commentary are written in bold font and some in even bolder font. I recreated it with italic for the first and bold for the latter. (So yeah those are not highlighted by me, I’m just recreating how the actual article is.) The episode titles are left in Japanese because I’m not watching any sub/dub so not sure what to use as an “official” translation. As for character lines, for the same reason I’m not using the translations appeared in the sub/dub so they might be worded differently than what you are used to hear.

***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it***
***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***


Mitsurou Kubo complete commentary!
Mitsurou Kubo-san is in charge of creating the original plan for the screenplay, in the form of a manga storyboard. We have asked her to comment on the story so far!

Episode 1 “Nan no Pirozhki!! Namida no Grand Prix Final”

-Looking back, this episode doesn’t have many gag parts compared to the others. We see Yuuri’s past, and since it was getting gloomy we tried lots of ways not to make it go too much into that direction.

-I completed the storyboard for this episode last year and it’s been quite some time since it left my side, so I was able to watch it forgetting that I’m the one who created it. That’s one of the reasons when people watch episode 1 and tell me “”YOI” is interesting” I reply “I think the same”, even though it sounds like self-praise. But indeed, I think I’m the only one that can draw this kind of story…

-The “pirozhki” in the title actually doesn’t appear in the episode (LOL), but it will come up later on.

-In the recording test for the scene where Yuuri gives his glasses to Yuuko and tells her “please watch”, Toyonaga-san played him really cool and made my heart throb (LOL). However, in the actual episode we used a version that sounds weaker. It’s no good if Yuuri starts being cool from the first episode (LOL), so I asked Toyonaga-san to make it something gradual. As the story progresses, Yuuri also becomes stronger!

-The recording of this episode is the only one I’ve been able to go to so far. I didn’t think about the voice actors at all when writing the storyboard, which resulted in Phichit’s voice actor Kenshou (Ono)-san coming to the recording even though his only line was “hahaha!”. This happened shortly after I went to see the “KuroBas” musical (where Ono-san is also starring), so I felt especially sorry for him… (LOL)

-One of the things I was going to do no matter what is to show asses in the hot springs (LOL). Though in fact, until that point I had never really drawn a guy’s ass in my manga. When I saw the finished footage I was like “this is so direct…!!” (LOL). But seriously, skaters have such a wonderful body!


Episode 2 “Futari no Yuri!? Yutopia no Ran”

-Some people realized from the preview at the end of episode 1 that Victor was going to become a coach, and I also spotted comments like “I don’t want him to quit competing!”, but that’s a hasty judgment (LOL). It was never said that he’s retiring!

-For weekly serialized manga the reader poll* is very important, and I remember one of the things I was told by my editor is that “manga whose 2nd chapter receives more praise in the poll than the 1st one tend to continue longer and become more popular”. So my hope for this episode 2 was that it would receive more praise than episode 1. And I think this actually happened.
[*translator note: Usually magazines come with a postcard where readers can choose which manga they liked the most and write comments. This actually influences the order in which manga appear in the magazine and can lead less popular ones to be canceled]

-When I wrote this episode I was still drawing freely, without thinking too much about the “30 minutes time slot” of an anime. I was told that “cutting a long story is easier than trying to expand a short story”, but when I found that just reading all lines aloud would take longer than 20 minutes, I realized that I needed to think more about the time too. Still, until episode 4 I wasn’t able to calculate time correctly.

-I’m careful not to make it look like Victor is completely guiding Yuuri with his advices, and that it shows that Yuuri is actually a person that can think about what he wants to do, that wants to create a new image for himself, and that he can come up with ideas that go slightly ahead of what Victor is thinking. As the story progresses, it should become more and more clear why Yuuri needs to be the protagonist.

-What I needed to do first of all is make it so that viewers will want to cheer for these three, and that they will never get tired of watching them talk together. Therefore, to write this episode I gathered all the skills and experience I have gained so far as an author and did my very best.

Episode 3 “Boku ga Eros de Eros ga Boku de!? Kessen! Onsen on ICE”

-The episode where eros is compared to katsudon. The original idea came to me when I heard that the choreographer Kenji (Miyamoto)-sensei, when he teaches young children how to do sensual movements, tells them to imagine “having honey on your hands”. I thought that in that case, if you absolutely cannot come up with an image for eros, you could just try to substitute it with food. Plus I also heard that foreigners like katsudon. And there’s a “katsu” in “Yuuri Katsuki” as well. I also thought it would be cool if someone felt like eating katsudon the next day, influenced by the anime… However, I actually never asked Kenji-sensei to base the choreography on katsudon (LOL). I just tried to associate katsudon to the finished choreography myself.

-Yuuri is actually quite cold-hearted. He’s someone that doesn’t really try to get into other people’s hearts, but in this episode, through the confrontation with Yurio, he became aware of a side of himself he had never experienced before.

-Figure skaters, even if they’re rivals on the ice, can be quite friendly with each other off the ice. I wanted viewers to remember “Hasetsu” as a place where Yuuri and Yurio could spend some carefree time. I added this match because it would have been sad not to see them confront each other until the GP series.

Episode 4 “Jibun wo Suki ni Natte… Kansei!! Free Program”

-I came up with this part because I didn’t want Yuuri to just dance on a FS prepared by Victor, I wanted the two of them to create it together. I wanted to show that Yuuri is not someone that just waits for others to give him everything, he becomes more active and does something creative on his own too. It’s something to which I can relate too because it’s also what I feel when creating my works, so it was easy to put my feelings into it. This is also the last episode where they are training in Hasetsu, and I wanted to make this one of the precious days Yuuri spent with Victor.

-Regarding the “hair whorl” scene, in a manga it’s something that would be explained with words, but since this is an anime I wanted to draw something that cannot be explained with words, a moment when the wall between the two falls. As sometimes Yuuri acts rudely even toward the person he admires, can’t completely open up his heart, tends to get a bit hesitant about creating something new etc, I wanted to show this somewhat irrational side of him. Wouldn’t anybody want to poke Victor’s hair!? I had the feeling that if you poked it something would change. It’s like Victor “came down to the human world”.

-We made Yuuri’s theme “love”, but actually in the beginning the concept of “skating for love” was never in my or director Yamamoto’s mind (LOL). Then we heard actual figure skaters say that “they can work hard for love”. If we hadn’t heard that we probably wouldn’t have done it because it would have looked like something forced by the creators, but if the show wasn’t about figure skating I’m sure we would never have discussed seriously about love or portrayed it anyway, and with the director we just got all hyped up about love and decided to make it the theme. The portrayal of love is a key point in this anime, and I’m glad that we could convey it clearly in this episode.

-It seems to happen especially with young Russian athletes that some of them go well when they’re young but then suddenly start getting worse results above 16-17 years old, so considering this too Yurio probably feels the flow of time in a completely different way than Yuuri.

-I like the scene where Yuuri writes “YURI ON ICE” on the CD and it connects to the title of the series. It’s actually true that you have to bring a CD to the tournaments. Kenji-sensei also used to write titles on the CDs, so I took inspiration from that. I really like episode 4.

Episode 5 “Kao Makka!! Shosen Da yo! Chuu-shikoku-kyuushuu Senshuken Taikai”

-It’s a stupid title, isn’t it (LOL). I originally put “kao makka” (bright red face) in the title referring to Yuuri feeling embarrassed when he skates Eros for the first time, but in the end he collides with a wall and his face physically becomes red, so it sounds like it refers to that.

-This is the only tournament that takes place in Japan. I wanted to show how, like Yuuri admires Victor, there are also Japanese athletes who admire Yuuri, and this is where Minami-kun shows up. But seriously, Yuuri Katsuki mostly has a cold attitude toward athletes who admire him (LOL). He doesn’t really behave like someone who is the target of admiration, and that’s why Victor scolds him. After that he finally learns to encourage his junior. This is something where Yuuri needs to grow.

-Meanwhile Victor also grows when he needs to decide how to deal with a pupil that isn’t as good as he had pictured… I’m surprised we could fit all this in one episode.

-For the first time Yuuri skates in a public tournament in front of an audience, and I had to decide from who’s point of view to write the monologues. Since in the real world you cannot hear what athletes think when skating, I thought it would be interesting to have the monologues come from Yuuri, so I chose him for the first point of view. The second part is from Victor’s point of view.

-At the time I wrote this episode I wanted to draw the storyboard properly, so I did my best to ink it as neatly as possible. I really really wanted for the production staff to see, to understand that Yuuri Katsuki is strong.

-We actually went to the Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament to collect data. It’s possible to watch the tournament from right behind where athletes enter the rink and also very close to the rink, so we pricked up our ears to listen to what people actually say. We saw an athlete coming back from the rink saying “I’m sorry, I know! I know!”. I believe they wanted to show their coach that they understood what they did wrong before the coach themselves said it. There were also athletes who pulled up their zippers with shocking speed. Some of the things we saw and heard there were actually included in the anime.

Episode 6 “Grand Prix Series Kaimaku! Yacchaina Chuugoku Taikai!”

-All the athletes participating in the China tournament show up. This is the episode I was most scared it wouldn’t fit within the allowed time slot.

-One of the things I absolutely wanted to draw is the characters eating “Shanghai mitten crab” (LOL). I’m sure we and everyone else would want to eat it, and I know that athletes sometimes eat it too after the matches, so yeah. I’m glad that we included that scene, because it was an entertaining way to show that the characters have gone abroad from the start of the episode, in a part that is not directly related to the tournament. Beside that, when we went there to collect data, outside the hotel there was a food stall selling something like Taiwanese senbei (rice crackers), and we spotted the Chinese skater Yan Han eating them, so we based the scene with Guang-Hong on that.

-The players that participate in the China Tournament are all sociable, so there’s lots of chatting. Many of the songs are also catchy. On the contrary, the Russia Tournament is suddently savage (LOL). I didn’t want viewers to find the tournament scenes boring or to be unable to understand the characters, so I did my best to make it so that you could grasp a character’s personality through their skating.

-Regarding the scene where Yuuri licks his lips, in the world of figure skating athletes actually do need to show a provocative attitude toward judges. The director and I always discuss about “what would be the most unusual erotic thing Yuuri Katsuki would do?”, and that’s how I decided to draw him licking his lips.

-I created Popovich as a very artistic character, but he’s amusing (LOL). It’s also common for Russian athletes to use very loud songs or songs with sound effects.

-In my storyboard, Giacometti is skating fully naked. The director told me that the recording for this episode was awesome (LOL).

-I was very straightforward when I wrote Yuuri’s line “I’m the only one who knows Victor’s love”… (LOL). But I think that using more lukewarm expressions would just not be good for the story, so I’m determined to go all-out.

Episode 7~
-In episode 8 J.J. is shocking (LOL). We’re not planning to create chara songs for this anime, but his SP is basically like a chara song (LOL). Of course it’s not sung by (Mamoru) Miyano-san, but he skates to a song that he requested to write for himself, and the lyrics are just the best (LOL). There are also some visual expressions that normally would be impossible to see, however it’s J.J. so it’s possible… I wanted to make him the most thoroughly strong rival character. I was the one who thought his final pose, and I hope it trends after the episode is aired… Another big highlight is Yurio’s serious agape after he becomes more refined. We had a female skater perform Yurio’s program, her hair was the same length as his and she brushed it up while skating. It would be amazing to see the same in the anime too. Another point to look forward to is the song used by Seung-Gil, who’s already popular in Korea!!

[Translator’s note: She actually doesn’t mention episode 7 at all, she just skips right to episode 8. I guess she didn’t want to make any spoiler and everything she wanted to say about it is spoiler? Well I can kind of understand… I am sure we will get comments on episode 7 too in magazines issued at a later time]


Need some more blogs to follow!

I’ve been trying to get this account up and running again, so I need some new blogs to follow (seeing how it’s pretty much just all Bastille at this point lol). So if you blog about these bands/singers (or just other cool bands you wanna get out there) then like/reblog this for me and I’ll follow you!

Bastille
Florence and the Machine
Ben Howard
Arctic Monkeys
Keaton Henson
Hozier
Daughter
The 1975
X Ambassadors
Twenty One Pilots
Rationale
Mumford and Sons
Gorillaz
Childish Gambino
Chance The Rapper
Chvrches
Mo

Or like I said, if you’ve got other bands and just wanna new followers, that’s cool too. I want to try to use this blog to get new music out there as well!

anonymous asked:

hi! i'm training to run my first half-marathon ever!! i am a decent runner of middle distances but i find it very hard to motivate myself to run anything longer than 4 miles. any tips?? any tips for nutrition and training as well? anything you have would be extremely appreciated :) thanks girl

Heck yes!

Motivation:

  • PODCASTS. This is my first time training for a full marathon without my big sis, so I’ve been relying on podcasts pretty heavily. This American Life is of course the classic, as well as the TED Radio Hour. I also recommend Radiolab, Missing Richard Simmons, Girlboss Radio, Cand He Do That?, and the soon-to-be-released Rookie podcast!!! Definitely check out the top charts on the iTunes store. This is an especially effective tool if you don’t have a training buddy and don’t like to run to music (like me!)
  • Honestly, physically adapting to long distances is only half of it. Mentally adapting if much harder, but that also means that the more you run long distances, the easier it gets. For the first few weeks of your training, you’ll probably just have to force yourself and get through your runs with mental toughness, but soon enough, 3 mile runs will feel like nothing … then 4, then 5, and so on.

Nutrition:

  • Of course, my first tip is to eat vegan. The best thing you can do for your body is eat a high-protein, whole foods vegan diet. This allows you to consume lots of calories that are good for your body. However, if you aren’t already vegan, I wouldn’t recommend shifting during training (although I accidentally did that!) The main reason is because transitioning to a vegan diet takes a lot of trial and error with what works for your body and time schedule. That being said, you can still do your best to consume whole fruits n veggies, rice, nuts, soy, etc. as often as you can.
  • ALWAYS eat before you run. If you run in the morning, try a bagel with peanut butter and bananas an hour or so before your run. My go-to is plain oatmeal with almond milk, almond butter, and bananas. If you run in the afternoons, try to eat a Clif bar or a banana with almond butter about an hour. You might need to adjust the time or amount of food, but it’s SO important to eat before runs.
  • Also: EAT AFTER RUNS. As soon as you can, go grab yourself something hearty and healthy. I recommend treating yourself to something you love. Mine is thai food b/c it has lots of rice, veggies, and usually tofu (protein, mama). See this post for more. If you can’t get to a meal right away, try a piece of fruit like an apple or a banana and nuts or trail mix.
  • DRINK WATER LIKE IT’S UR JOB. Honestly, I rec only drinking water, but I also drink lots of coffee which is v dehydrating :/ avoid it if ya can.
  • EDIT: No matter what your diet is like, make sure you’re eating enough. I struggled with this one on a meal plan for sure, but whatever you can do to get those calories in, do it. My trick was to eat in the all-you-can-eat cafeteria instead of other campus restaurants like Subway. They usually had rice, veggies, fruit, and some sort of tofu dish in the vegan section. You burn about half a day’s calories running a half marathon so ya gotta replenish those nutrients. Basically, this is just my experience so listen 2 ur body gal

Training in general:

  • Spin class was the best thing to ever happen to me lol. I try to cross-train on Mondays if I have time, which usually involves biking. Stationary bikes are fab because they work muscles that you’ll use in running but in different ways/amounts. It works wonders for your speed work and gives you an excuse to vary your workout and maybe even work out in a group which is SO FUN.
  • If spin class isn’t your thing, try running in a pool or swimming laps. I don’t do this b/c I can’t swim, but my sister does and she says it works wonders for your total body strength, which improves your form and provides a solid foundation of support for the crucial muscles you use during your run.
  • This is v dorky but I always get myself excited by looking @ my race’s social media pages lol. The marathon community is FAB. Depending on what race you run, you’ll probably have people cheering you on the whole way, fun water and food stops, and maybe even some live music. The runners themselves are so lovely. You’ll find yourself talking to mama n daughter duos, sisters, best friends, people running for someone they love who can’t, or people who have run a million races in their lives. They’ll all cheer you on. It’s such a cool thing to be a part of. Let those thoughts carry you through the rough periods. It’s so, so worth it.

CONGRATS and good luck on your training! I’m only a message away if you need anything xo

anonymous asked:

How do Ethan and Tyler fit into the cool patrol AU?

I use cool patrol au at this point as a general high school au to be honest lol. even more so, me putting Ethan and tyler in it, even though they had NOTHING to do with the music video is honestly an excuse for me to draw tythan but sHHH heres what I got for them so far.

Mark and Tyler are old friends (Jack knows of him because hes Marks friend but they haven’t really hung out). Tyler is on the football team.
Ethan is probably someone in a gymnastics club and AV club and a friend of Jack, but it seems like he met Mark first after a failed cool patrol attempt to help him. Mark showed mild interest in wanting to hang out more and Ethan sorta had a crush on Mark but he’s pretty over it now, especially watching the occasional drama with Jack and Mark

Jack finds out that he has a crush on “that guy from the football team.” “I’ve talked to him a few times and he’s really nice but…I don’t think he knows who I am.”  Jack gets really excited, not taking anything sitting down and tells Mark all about it because he knows he’s friends with Tyler. Mark, being as horribly untactful as he is, excitedly tries to pry details from Tyler on who he might have a crush on or whats his type, but for now, its no one in particular (he really doesn’t know Ethan at the time.)

Cue the cool patrol, with the help of their newest member Jack, playing cupid (a la elite beat agents/ouendan style ) and trying to create the mood and get those two dorks together.

I really want to draw a comic of their first “study date” getting overhauled by the cool patrol and their dorky antics and them ending up sneaking away in a fit of giggles and being more close in that private moment. 

fatfemmearoorc  asked:

honestly ??? wow haha greenday made a statement against trump lmao okay sure cool but when will they stop using the r word in their music and also when will ppl stop excusing it so i can feel safe in punk spaces lol

Been Too LOOOOONG!!.... and my fan account of B.A.P Party Boom LA! *it’s LOOOOOONG*

Hello everyone!!! Hope you’re all doing well. Sorry, it’s been so crazy, that I haven’t really been able to do much if anything at all on Tumblr. Things are starting to slow down & I missed ya’ll…. If you still remember me :) I had to catch ya’ll up on what happened. I’ve changed jobs & moved all for the better, much, much happier with all of that, but it’s had me busy!!!!

Ok, so I HAVE to give my fan account of Party Boom LA, most in the chatrooms for @mjupnet already know. So my bestie Hana & I are checking into our hotel Sat around 3pm, I see a black mercedes sprinter van pull up & I tapped her shoulder thinking, could this be B.A.P? But I noticed that on the side it said tours, so I turned back around & told her never mind, as she was checking in. Less than what felt like a min later, I turned back around for kicks & I noticed the 1st person off the sprinter because of his bucket hat, it was BANG YONGGUK!!!!!! So my heart skips & I try to get my friends attention (without looking crazy) she keeps telling me hold on.  she FINALLY turns around & just nods her head & bugs her eyes a bit, but we’re trying SO hard to stay composed! By this point, now Zelo & Himchan have come in, while Yongguk & Jongup stood outside talking, then their manager & about 3 staff come in and stand right behind us for the check in counter. At this time, we haven’t seen Youngjae or Daehyun, but we’re DYING inside B.A.P IS IN OUR HOTEL!!!!! We’re trying to stay calm & not freak out (until we got to our room) The clerk couldn’t take ANY longer than he did, asking us about all of these upgrades!

Himchan, Zelo & 2 of their staff were headed towards the elevator, at the same point that we had to go up as well, but I was tooooo chicken to take the same elevator, sadly (what a fail) Hana still picks on me for this! I’m pretty sure if it was Yongguk & Jongup, I would’ve no hesitation, but they were still outside talking. We go to our room & SCREAM freaking out that we’re in the same hotel. There was a pool party & we raced to change & go chill, hoping that B.A.P would also be there. In the elevator, some of who we later learner where their staff were in their too & asked where we were going, we spoke of the pool party & they said they wished they could join, we told them they should, but they had to take care of some things for a special event the next day (we knew what it was ^_^) so we REALLY thought B.A.P would be there now. We lounged, the DJ was awesome, tons of ppl were there, but NO B.A.P, but we made an agreement, that since we fly to LA, this isn’t just for B.A.P, but also for us to have a vacation! SO we still enjoyed ourselves, had a yummy cocktail & then decided to go eat after about 2.5hrs. We head out to valet to get our rental car & as we’re sitting there, Youngjae walks right past us, I tapped Hana and then we see a few staff, there all headed to their van parked on the side. Then my eyes were blessed, Jongup walks past, a few times actually! it was pretty funny, he seemed so lost, yet adorable! I think after the 3rd time, I giggled, so he looked over, then smiled & waved. LOL! Hana had to go in & ask how late the pool & office would stay open, when she turned around, Himchan was just sitting in the lobby. So she greeted him in Korean, told him that we’d be at their concert the next night & hope they enjoyed their time & get to relax. He thanked her & was so kind, even when he walked out the door he greeted me & said thank you. Out walked Jongup again yelling HYUNG!! and Himchan happily waited for Jongup to catch up.

We were hoping our car would take longer, as Yongguk & Daehyun hadn’t come out. But NOPE, our car came & we didn’t want to just sit there, as we had to get food, etc… So as we drove off we waved & they waved back. We finished up what we were doing, came back changed again to go out at night, the lobby turns into a cool lounge w/ an awesome dj! So we chilled there, but my friend loves AOMG, and was like Bound LA is lit, we need to try that out & we can always come back. As we finished up our drink we were walking out, I see this guy sitting on the lounge chair & I said to Hana, wow, now HE’S beautiful, he looks up & smiles & it’s JUNG DAEHYUN, I wanted to die, but just smiled, but my heald down & walk faster to Bound LA (popular Korean club) But was annoyed, thinking he was going to chill in the lounge & possibly w/ other members… ie Yongguk & Jongup. But Hana was like I REALLY want to go & we can always come back. Well, thanks to coachella, what usually is LIT was not at all, there were probably 10ppl ttl inside. But we were like, more dance floor for us, met some cool ppl, had a drink & then decided after more dancing we’d leave & head back. We decided on another drink, as the bartender was really good & were just chilling there enjoying the music, Hana was facing the door & my back was towards it, but I saw her face & I knew….. we weren’t alone. Himchan, Jongup, Daehyun & Yongguk walk in & immediately go to a booth, they were probably as shocked as we were w/ how empty it was! But we knew then, WE WERE NOT LEAVING!!!!!! So we went back on the dance floor, now with about 5 other ppl & just had fun, not caring who was watching, (it’s was so empty, it was hard not to notice, but we ust had fun) But soon we once again got hungry, haha & after a few hours left & headed to BCD tofu house. We changed into comfy clothes, were chilling there & in walks Daehyun & their manager. A few min later Jongup and another staff member, no Yongguk or Himchan. And they were seated 1 table away, behind us on the right. because of a couple guys near us getting a little annoying, their Manager positioned himself to see & watch us (so nice) and made eyes w/ Hana (she was facing them) to make sure we were ok. They also alerted the waiters as well that were helping us all. The night calmed down & soon they left and us about 30 min later. 

By this point, if you’ve even read to this point, you’re wondering why we haven’t approached them more. Well, there were girls that stayed at our hotel ALL DAY for a glimpse of them. We didn’t want to be clumped into that group as those type of fans, in fact if we got stopped by some to ask if we saw them, we’d give opposite directions! Some of the staff (we didn’t know at the time) we’re in the elevator & some young girls asked if we’ve seen B.A.P… We told them, no (even thought we had JUST saw Himchan walk in) Soon we heard thank you, turned around & it was their staff, appreciative of how we handled it, we explained while we’re fans, we want them to enjoy & relax, they seemed shocked! 

Ok, so on to Sunday, still reading? almost done…. We assumed the boys were doing soundcheck in the am, blah blah blah & decided to just do our thing per usual, I was craving neng myun & we went to our fav place, as we waited for the car Himchan & one of the photographers walked up from getting juice (nope, not coffee) At this pt, we’ve bumped into him the most, Jongup 2nd, Daehyun 3rd Yongguk 4th, And only 1 time saw Youngjae and Zelo when we 1st checked in. Zelo had posted the brunch at our hotel & we assumed after that they left. We came back to the hotel after eating, changed & decided to chill by the pool. Hana wanted to in the sun & I wanted to chill in the shade, so I laid on the chairs. The music was really chill, had a nice summer vibe going (pineapple vodka in my hand) I was grooving & then an old school song came on & ppl starting reacting. In particular, me & a guy next to me, so we looked at each other & smiled, I kept my cool, but that guy was ZELO!!! I smiled back and laid back down, then texted my friend saying Zelo was 2 chairs away from me, so she made her way over! LOL but we still left him alone, he had 1 staff member with him, it was their translator for the US leg of the tour. We just wanted him to enjoy, so we left him alone.Even at one pt, his staff left & Zelo was just by himself about ½ hr, we almost felt protective of him, HE IS A PRECIOUS GUMDROP and sooo adorable, tall 7 very pale, ppl they are NOT whitewashing him…. the others, YES!!!. We did get to meet Yongguk, Himchan & Jongup last year, we even got to talk a bit more to them then honestly.    While we didn’t get a photo w/them, this meant the world to both of us, we saw them & saw them A LOT, but as THEMSELVES, not B.A.P! Let me tell you, They’re beyond beautiful w/out makeup & beyond nice, they also were very appreciative with how we let them be & even shielded them from some fans. But I think they thought we really weren’t fans, since we didn’t “act” like normal ones….. so when High touch came & we were in the last 10ppl to do high touch, the look on their faces… O_O…  & their reactions PRICELESS… We knew, they knew then we were fans & it all clicked! They wen’t to another spot for dinner after the concert & left in the afternoon the next day (Mon, we left Tues)they actually did late check out, due to the amount of fans waiting in the lobby :(.. and just probably tired. 

This was a trip we’ll NEVER forget & I hope they’ll remember it as fondly was we do & that we get to see them again next year!!!

IF you read this, you deserve a medal!!!! <3

Monsta X: How they react to their GF taking them to a rock/metal concert

Shownu:

(This gif is the cutest thing idek)

Shownu would be a little surprised that you liked such heavy music, in a good way. Though it wasn’t his taste, he’d just have fun and headbang like in the gif XD 

Changkyun/IM:

Changkyun would probably be amused that you liked going to concerts like this. He would tease you a bit but have fun and dance a lot. (Lol ‘let’s party baby’)

Hyungwon:

I feel like Hyungwon would literally have no idea what to do. He’d try to be cool and manly and act into it to impress you but he would just be super awkward and have no idea how to dance/what to do. 

Kihyun:

“WHY DID YOU BRING ME TO THIS JAGI I CAN’T HEAR IT’S TOO LOUD” 

Jooheon

Can you imagine this innocent child at a metal concert lol XD He would be so surprised at your taste in music and be a little overwhelmed at first. He’d probably use that as an excuse to hold your hand/cling onto you a lot though. XD

Wonho:

(This gif this gif tasdlfkjf this fig)

I feel like Wonho would feel the most at ease at a rock concert. He’d probably find it a bit sexy that you had such a side to you, and would just have fun and dance and sing along playfully, even if he didn’t know the lyrics. XD

Minhyuk:

Lol Minhyuk would be so shook. He’s such a gentle, sensitive guy that he’d probably be so overwhelmed at the loud and angsty music, and the energy of the crowd. He’d just stand there holding his hands together, smiling awkwardly anytime you’d look at him so he didn’t seem uncomfortable. 

I hope you like it!! Haha I’ll be posting the BTS version of this tomorrow probably ^^ I’ll also go ahead and get a masterlist going while I don’t have many posts so it’s easier to keep with, I think. 

Please request~!! xx