I warn you though

karamatsukid  asked:

RACHEL RACHEL can you write a quick meta about that entire lip touching scene AND ALSO THE LEG/FOOT MOVEMENT THERE??? We were talking about it but I want it in words :')

Originally posted by taitetsu

This scene?  This scene!!!  I’m glad you asked!!  Before we really get going, I’d like to try something.  An experiment, if you will.

Let’s do a thought exercise, everyone.  You’re watching something, a movie perhaps, and you see a man come up to a woman–close, less than six inches away.  Too close for total strangers, too close for recent acquaintances, too close for friends who aren’t touchy.  Too close to stand without closing the distance for something.  He takes her by the chin, drags his thumb over her lower lip.  His leg slides between hers, but they aren’t quite touching.  She tilts her head up, lips parting at the press of his thumb.  There’s a beat.

What happens next?  They kiss, don’t they?  Or maybe they get interrupted right before they close the little distance that remains between them?  The girl blushes bright red, stutters out a reply.  The boy is blissfully unconcerned.  Sound familiar?  (I tried to find a gif of Yuri(o) yelling at them from the sidelines, but no dice.  Suffice to say, they are interrupted.)

(I’m not going to go into it here, but I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that in Japan, this kind of display is practically obscene.  Think of Victorian/Elizabethan levels of contact between people.  Would Mr. Darcy touch Elizabeth Bennett like this out of wedlock?  They’re in public!)

Even without looking at the words themselves, this scene is strongly coded.  And the only coding here is both romantic and sexual in nature.  Straight men don’t stand this close to each other.  Straight men don’t touch each others’ lips.  Straight men don’t slide closer like they’re a breath away from kissing.  So, with that in mind, let’s move forward to what’s said while this is happening.

“No one in the whole wide world knows your true ‘eros’, Yuri. It may be an alluring side of you that you yourself are not aware of. Can you show me what it is soon?”

Let’s start with the most important thematic element for this episode: eros.  This show was created.  It’s not happening by chance or by accident.  There are six major words for love in Greek, and any of them could have been chosen.  Eros and Agape are two of them, of course, but there’s also: Philia (deep friendship), Ludus (playful love), Pragma (longstanding love), and Philautia (love of the self).  Any of these words would have been reasonable choices.  In particular, Philautia and Philia stand out to me.  Philautia even has the added bonus of something that comes easily to Victor but that Yuri would struggle with.

Granted, I don’t know where they got the music.  If they had it arranged in particular, that proves my point.  If they were the only ones with music, that still doesn’t discredit it.  Everything happened on purpose.  Every frame is a conscious choice.

ETA:  The songs were specifically composed for the anime.

Next up, something I think everyone has focused on, so I won’t need to spend too much time on it.  There is no way to read ‘hurry and show me the sexual side of you’ that isn’t, well, sexual.  Eros is quite literally sexual passion and desire.  Lust, in other words.  They aren’t close friends, so they can’t just be teasing.  In fact, they barely know each other.  They’ve spent a few weeks together?  Maybe?  And most of that time was spent training.  And yet, there’s something magnetic between them.

Yuri tilts his head up, his lips part, he waits.  Victor presses closer, less than six inches away, his leg sliding between Yuri’s…  “There’s an erotic side to you that maybe even you’ve never seen.  I want you to show it to me soon.”

Victor wants to be the first person to see that side of Yuri.

Imagine his dismay when Yuri later exclaims, “My eros is katsudon!”  But then the moment of truth when Yuri follows through.  They both know who he’s skating for.  Who.  Not what.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.  I’ve more or less exhausted this moment (not to say I can’t go deeper, but this is meta, not an academic essay ;D).

tl;dr Between the body language/movements and the dialogue, this scene is heavily romantically/sexually-coded, and given their genders, queer-coded.  Any questions?

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anonymous asked:

I don't like how you try to make Superman this cocky, arrogant Bruce Wayne type character, last I checked he's supposed to be this cute, down to earth, shyer guy... Just my opinion.

The only superman anything I’ve written is my RP… and I’ve been making him shy and withdrawn, SOMETIMES I will go ahead and make him slightly arrogant, but I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal. 

Last I checked, he is the all american cutie, but why let Batman get all the fun??? Besides he’s not shy and withdrawn all the time, 

I direct your attention to Justice League War to name at least one…)

I plan on writing more bits with Superman, maybe even a fic…. but I will make him a more confident, cocky and hell even more Bruce Wayne-y… and again, always in the warnings I suppose.

I thank you for your opinion though, I always take them open minded and never really get upset - 

But please keep in mind they are my fics and if I want superman a certain way I will make him that way.

That’s not needless to say I won’t be writing some with him being a shy cutie patootie… but I do like cocky Superman. So just read the warnings before reading I suppose.

Originally posted by tristanarkham

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“I hope people half my age and twice my age will listen to my music. I want it to live forever and for my audience to feel like they have a friend in my music.” - Hunter Hayes

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My favorite card draws in Yu-Gi-Oh. I may be just a bit biased though… >.>

I’m totally fine with the “we should chill and watch netflix” phenomenon because honestly if ur going to try to seduce me then netflix is a good place to start


                                    ♔Oh,  we can beat  them, for  ever  and  ever
                                     Then we could be  heroes just for one day♔


Mezamashi TV 2015.10.28 - Yamada Ryosuke, Ikuta Toma

Toma lost to Ryosuke for the second time ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ




Sontaran photoshoot (The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky)

Screencaps taken from the Doctor Who Confidential episode, “Send in the Clones” - (as seen on the photographer’s camera during the photoshoot)

The screencaps from the camera were already a bit blurry - I can’t wait to see what Tumblr’s new resizing scheme is going to do to them…