The memorial outside of Anthony Bourdain’s old restaurant Brasserie Les Halles.
A couple excerpts in no particular order:
“I work in food because of you. Sometimes I think I live in New York because of you”
“Burgers on brioche buns totally suck! Thank you!”
“Anthony, thanks for showing & visiting Armenia on Parts Unknown - letting the world know about the Armenian Genocide”
“You will be missed- A vegan”
“You’ve left an impression on me and many men… and for a man, esp. a white man, exceptional and graceful in all your interactions with people”
“When I was 14 I thought I was going to be a journalist or a writer, then I was given a copy of Kitchen Confidential. It changed my life. 20 years later I’m a CHEF because of YOU.”
“People say you should never meet you heroes: the fear of rejection, the fear of being let down, fear that they will not live up to your super high expectations. I mean that’s what makes them your heroes right? … I met chef twice… he looked over, tipped his glass at me and continued on, we drank in silence but i was never more comfortable ”
“ I can’t believe its not butter… I fucking can.”- I worked for him, best soul in food
“you made me COOK… and I’m a single New Yorker”
“I am a bubbly, happy vegetarian you would have hated me. But I loved you like we all did. You saw the world with compassion masked in distain”
Sterek ficlet inspired by this: “i grew up not knowing i was royal and now i guess i’m heir to a throne and you’re the guy who’s supposed to be teaching me how to be royal bc i suck at it and oops we made out” au
This is kind of Princess-Diaries-ish. I know that’s been done before in this fandom (and thank god it has—it’s awesome), but I couldn’t help myself. Yay for self-indulgence!
Stiles thought the most annoying thing about suddenly being a royal heir to a small eastern European kingdom he’s never heard of would be the hyper-aggressive paparazzi, but he was dead wrong.
The most annoying thing is actually Derek Hale, the guy Stiles’ grandmother hired to teach Stiles how not to screw this up.
“Princes don’t chew with their mouths open, Stiles.”
“Princes don’t shove an entire fistful of curly fries in their mouths, Stiles.”
“Princes don’t wear pink-and-green plaid shirts from Target, Stiles.”
“Princes don’t slouch.”
They don’t slump, either, or yawn or sneeze or cough in public, or fist-pump, or drive beat-up old blue Jeeps, or wear bright colors, or rock out to the radio, or do anything fun.
shiro is the only one who calls keith akira. the first time he does it keith almost falls out of his chair because he can’t remember the last time someone called him that.
shiro: are you crying??
keith akira: no
shiro: do you want to talk about it akira
keith: if you call me that again I’m gonna punch a wall
shiro: I’m sorry do you not like being called akira
keith: no I do I’m punching the wall out of happiness
they roast each other constantly but if anyone else tries they’re dead
shiro: akira I can’t believe you eat pineapple on pizza you’re such a loser
random kid in class: haha yeah kogane’s a huge loser, did you know his mom didn’t even want him, she left him when he was just a baby haha–
shiro: HEY HAVE FUN ROTTING IN DETENTION MOTHERFUCKER
shiro, filming episode 206 of his Shiro The Hero Vlogs, which has 3 million subscribers, half of whom are thirst following him: nearly threw hands with a 15 year old
sometimes he talks to keith in japanese. keith can’t understand much cause his dad left when he was little but the cadence of it is familiar and comforting. shiro teaches him some phrases so keith can be better connected to his heritage
sometimes shiro calls him kiddo, especially if he’s proud of him for something. keith always rolls his eyes and make a face but on the inside he’s glowing cause when he was five he once saw an episode of a cartoon where the big brother said I’m proud of you, kiddo to the little brother and keith has always longed for someone to say that to him
before leaving for the kerberos mission shiro gives keith a big bear hug
shiro: make sure you go to bed on time and eat properly while I’m gone
keith, rolling his eyes: okay dad
shiro: and remember I am always with you in your heart even if I’m not physically here
keith, sniffling: fuck you takashi
shiro: aw I love you too, akira
keith looks out of the window of his dorm every night before bed and says “good night takaSHIT.”shiro looks at earth on the tiny screen in the ship every night before bed and says “good night akiRAT”
keith is in chemistry when news of the kerberos crash breaks. the teacher is at her desk looking at her emails and gasps. when a student asks if she is okay, she says the kerberos mission failed. there were no survivors and keith’s heart stops
he doesn’t remember the rest of the day
iverson to the class: shirogane made the error that caused the kerberos mission failure, which proves he was a trash pilot, make sure you don’t follow the example of this pathetic excuse for a man
keith, filming episode 1 of his Keith The Cryptid Vlogs after getting kicked out of the garrison: nearly threw hands with a 50 year old
they have a secret handshake. part of it involves what looks to keith kinda like you’re sneezing into your elbow while stretching your other arm out. the first time he and shiro do their secret handshake in front of the paladins hunk and pidge and lance all spit out their water
lance: are you—are you dabbing
keith: no this is our secret handshake
lance: uh I know dabbing and that is definitely dabbing
keith, glaring at shiro, who is now juggling five (5) olkarion apples and whistling at the ceiling: I should have left you strapped to that table
they have arm wrestling contests and keith can’t make up his mind on whether shiro should let him win or not
keith: don’t go easy on me okay I want to beat you for real
shiro: easy peasy lemon squeezy
keith, seeing lance walk into the room and immediately starting to sweat: wait shit let me win shiro please you gotta let me win you GOTTA takashi PLEASE I GOTTA LOOK COOL
shiro, who could crush keith’s tiny hands in two (2) seconds but is brother of the year™: Wow Look How Fast You Beat Me You’re So Strong
keith: lance hey lance lance did u see me beat shiro lance hey lance LANCE
shiro: akira why are you like this
when shiro comes back after disappearing again he doesn’t do the secret handshake anymore, he doesn’t ever talk to keith in japanese, he doesn’t ever call him akira, he doesn’t ever say I’m proud of you, kiddo. keith tells himself it’s fine, that he went years and years without a family and he can live like that again if he has to, but it still feels like a part of his soul has splintered, because here is another person who has left him behind
until, months after keith leaves voltron, lance crashes the red lion into the blade of marmora’s base and yells something about needing to find the real shiro
it takes four weeks, two false alarms, and another lion switch, but finally, finally, keith and red follow lance and black into the unknown to rescue shiro for what he hopes is the final time
when they find him again he’s tired and starved, but he sees them and beams, big and bright. he ruffles lance’s hair, tells him he’s proud of him for leading voltron and sorry for how kuron treated him. then he turns to keith and pulls him in for a big bear hug
I’m proud of you, kiddo, he says, and keith realizes it doesn’t matter that krolia doesn’t feel like his real mom yet, it doesn’t matter that he still doesn’t actually know what happened to his dad, because his real family is here, in this one person, who found him and held his hand when he was lost and lonely and needed guidance. keith maybe possibly cries a little, and then shiro starts crying, and then lance, until they’re just three sobbing sniffling hugging messes
shiro meets krolia:
shiro, filming episode 156 of his Dad Paladin Vlogs, which has 5 million alien subscribers, half of whom leave inappropriate comments on every video regarding the dad part of his channel’s name that he then has to delete: nearly threw hands with a half galra woman for abandoning her kid
shiro: do I regret it? yes
shiro: cause I should have actually thrown hands with her. why did I nearly do it. I should have gone for it
keith, crying in the background: you’re the only mom I need
shiro: good now go to bed it’s late
keith, still crying: DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO GOD MOM YOU’RE SUCH A NAG
shiro: motherhood is a gift
shiro spends several days in a healing pod when he comes back to the castle ship. when he emerges the first thing he does is hug keith. then he does the secret handshake with him, dabs and all, then sits on the couch in the lounge with him and says in japanese okay akira, now catch me up on what happened while I was gone
keith talks for the next three hours without stopping, and his soul finally feels whole again
I really can’t believe that he’s gone. I can’t believe that his heart stopped beating and he will never have kids or family. I can’t believe we won’t be able to see new pictures of him or he will never write songs again. I will miss his smile, his voice and all the silly things he used to do. My heart is literally broken. But I’m thankful for everything. He made me smile many times, he gave role to many people and he had a pure voice which was leading people to the best. I hope he’s well in heaven and he is happy now.
Idk about y’all but I can’t stop thinking about this scene. It’s directly after Shiro is brought back and all the lions roar, everyone is celebrating, cheering tearfully, but what really struck me was Lance’s expression. Coran and Hunk are loudly cheering in the background, Pidge is crying with a smile on her face, but Lance? He looks heartbroken. He looks absolutely devastated after finding out he saw Shiro and did nothing to help him. This certainly doesn’t mean he isn’t happy Shiro is back, but this is the face of a boy crushed with guilt, a boy who already believes he can’t do anything right and who thinks he‘s fucked up royally. If I’m completely honest, I’m really worried for Lance in the next season.
*lying face down on his bed* i can’t believe i said “neat”, Monbebe. “neat.” nobody says neat anymore! it’s the goddamn 21st century! it’s not neat to say neat, but i said it anyway because i’m a huge loser!
*idly turns magazine page* hey, don’t beat yourself up. everyone gets nervous sometimes. remember what happened when carat confessed to me?
didn’t you like...thank her?
*closes magazine to stare at the ceiling in tears* i thanked her.
“I’m really, really… thankful that that’s the case. Discovering that we make such a positive impact on people is really one of the great joys of doing this. Not expecting it and not appreciating it are very, very different. So thank you. All I ever think is that I can’t believe I get to do this. […] And thank you all so much for letting me have this ridiculous job.” | Happy Birthday, Ryan!
- DETECTIVE REED!!! NOW YOU PUNCHED MY BROTHER TOO?! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! YOU… - Connor - WHAT HANK I’M BUSY NOW!!! - CONNOR STOP - WHY?! I… oh…!!!!OH I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU NINES!!!
Fowler: (watching the whole drama from his office) WTF
I asked on twitter what Gavin would do after the previous drawing, where Nines kiss him in middle of a conversation leaving him flustered. The possibilities were: punch him / kiss him / punch him then kiss / kiss him then punch. And the winner (with big difference on votes) was “Gavin will punch him and then kiss” so here it is :D
- not everything you want to achieve comes quickly or easily. sometimes your dream takes years and years to accomplish, and a lot of those times you will be faced with more challenges and the desire to give up. dont let that discourage you, if you continue to work hard then your dream will come true!
- similarly, sometimes things happen at a later time or in a different way than expected, but that doesn’t mean it’s for the worse. maybe things do happen for a reason
dick sucking aside (can’t believe i just wrote that lol) this video made his recent behaviour in gaming videos a lot more clear to me. this is him living his true self, not censoring himself and being more affectionate with phil because he wants to be happy and be true and not care what people say as much as he used to and i’m really proud of him :’)
BTS Shares How They Feel After Achieving No. 1 On Billboard 200
BTS shared their thoughts on achieving their dream of topping the Billboard 200 chart!
On May 28 KST, BTS made history by becoming the first Korean artist to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with their latest album “Love Yourself: Tear.” After the announcement of their achievement, the members each talked about how they felt.
RM said, “There were many things I wanted to say, but when I heard and saw the Billboard 200 No. 1 announcement, it didn’t feel real at all. Today, I will celebrate with the BTS members, and tomorrow I’ll focus again on working on our album and music. I want to give a big thank you to ARMYs all over the world. I love you and we’ll become an even better BTS.”
Jin stated, “Thank you to everyone who listened to our songs. We’re able to make music because of ARMY and we could become No. 1 on Billboard 200 with your help. It’s an honor to be No. 1 with a Korean album and I hope more people will become interested in BTS as well as Korean culture.”
Suga commented, “I said that I wanted to be No.1 on the Billboard 200, but it’s really an honor now that it’s come true. First and foremost, I want to thank ARMYs. We will repay you with music that is fitting for this position.”
J-Hope said, “I’m happy that we could become No. 1 on the Billboard 200 main chart, which is something I only dreamed out. It’s amazing that our album is above world famous artists’ albums. I sincerely thank our fans who made it become No. 1. I want to enjoy this happy news with my members who worked hard.”
Jimin stated, “Unbelievable things are happening in a row. I can’t believe that we had a comeback stage at the Billboard Music Awards, and getting No. 1 on Billboard 200 is surprising and amazing. More than anything, I sincerely thank our fans who support and love us. I also want to express my thanks to the members who worked hard to get here.”
V commented, “Thanks to ARMYs, we got our wings and were able to get No. 1 on Billboard 200. I really can’t predict where you’ll fly us to. Thank you and we’ll become BTS who make ARMYs proud.”
Jungkook said, “It’s more meaningful that we got No. 1 on Billboard 200 with a full album. From winning at the Billboard Music Awards to the Billboard charts, good things are happening so there is pressure, but I won’t mind it and will work harder towards a bigger dream.”
While Billboard’s top albums chart (the Billboard 200) was already announced this week, the top songs chart (the Hot 100) will be updated on May 30. Many fans are curious to see how well BTS’s title track “Fake Love” from “Love Yourself: Tear” has done on the Hot 100. Stay tuned for updates!