good god, hours of wrestling w tumblr’s photoset settings later. lol. i had to cut out like 3 other pages + i didn’t intend to end here but…10 PHOTOS IS RLY LIMITING TUMBLR…also stuff gets super tiny and illegible behind a cut, so…here is the Director’s Cut version :^) mmm so I really wanted to doodle something not angsty for a break after other comics + ssealdog‘s writings made me rly!! want some jack-angel-rhys stuff so…yes…that in all is the story of how this post came to be.
(I think I found more?? I’m not sure if these are still on your blog but better safe than sorry… I hope this isn’t coming across as weird but I probably saved most of your fanart before you deleted your blog xD)
Guys I am so weirdly invested in the in-canon media??? Like I wrote a post about how wild victuuri must look from the outside but I wanna talk about it again.
I started thinking about all the trashy mags that pictures of them pre-kiss must have made it into. Like, real early-days Hasetsu, where Yuuri is touring Victor around the larger neighboring cities, and of course they get paparazzi pics taken and the websites are like “Victor Nikiforov and Yuuri Katsuki spotted at [insert city name here]!” and then tons of relationship speculation.
The relationship spec is obviously partially fueled by fans; you know what hardcore fans can be like, right? There are photosets on whatever in-canon tumblr is called with victuuri making eye contact once (1) in all the pics taken and everyone’s like “yES IRL CANON”
(They’re totally right, but are you getting the early days vibe I’m throwin out?)
And then of course, I guarantee you there are photos of them taken in the hot springs themselves; somebody totally snuck a phone in the wash room just outside the springs and took a couple photos of Victor hovering way too close to be platonic.
(Whoever took the picture was long gone once it was posted; the Katsukis never really tracked the person(s) down. All they could do was more thorough checks of toiletries so the rules aren’t broken again.
Yuuri is incredibly embarrassed–not about the nudity, since he kinda grew up around it, but just that a photo was taken without his knowledge.
Victor isn’t embarrassed at all. He has this instinctual need to be constantly naked, so it’s not a big deal to him.
The whole thing was a violation of privacy, but a number of fans collectively shaming OP guaranteed it never happened again.)
The press catches pictures of them eating together, going to the rink, etc etc, before Yutopia politely but firmly kicks them out after onsen on ice.
Everything’s a little silent until Cup of China. Victor’s instagram is constantly updated over the summer, but they’ve been careful about where they go. The citizens of Hasetsu are also really protective about their town pride Yuuri and his (probably) bf, so pics from there are kept to a minimum.
That one insta photo from the triplets of Victor brushing Yuuri’s hair is added to proof comps on fansites.
I imagine everyone had a fucking field day with that one pic of a half-to-fully-naked Victor tackling Yuuri and looking all possessive. There’s so much reaching from certain sources/people to make it platonic, but NOPE, that shit’s fuckin gay.
All the photos of them hugging, leaning against each other, Victor’s incredibly smiley personality once he starts spending time with Yuuri create the best goddamn conspiracy blogs ever. People talkin about how they’re so happy that their Russian skating son/dad has someone in his life he clearly cares so much about. People cheerin on Yuuri for getting that idol dick.
Peter Davison and David Tennant are making history. It’s Sunday 7 October, and these multiple incarnations of the Doctor - the current, tenth one, and his former, fifth self - are stood back to back, struggling to keep straight faces, as a photographer from the Radio Times snaps away like there’s no tomorrow. In fact, there is no tomorrow. This is a for-one-night-only sort of a gig. But the straight faces go to pot - to be fair, they had already - when Children in Need’s one-eyed mascot Pudsey Bear emerges from a carrier bag.
“Who’s responsible for that?” scoffs Peter, clocking the spotted bandage over Pudsey’s right eye?
“It’s like a pair of woman’s pants he’s got round his head now,” agrees David, taking hold of the bear. Is this the next generation of eye-patch anecdote? Probably not. “Oh, this is hilarious.”
[…] “Can we see the DVD?” requests David, and Non Eleri Hughes, who’s responsible for continuity, inserts the Last of the Time Lords disk into her laptop. It takes a while to load. “If this were a Mac,” points out David, “it’d be playing by now.”
“If it lets you,” chips in Peter.
“If it didn’t let you, it’d have a very good reason,” beams David, as the clip begins. “Ooh, hand in pocket,” he says, noting his position. “So I need to start with my hand in my pocket?”
“Or there will be whole internet debates,” chuckles Phil [Collinson, producer]. “An otherwise flawless production ruined by the Doctor not having his hand in his pocket!”
“And when David asks, ‘Where are you now?’,” muses Peter, “I’m wondering, do I know where I’ve come from? Do I know whether I’ve left behind Tegan and -”
David interrupts, “Yes, is this post-Adric or not?”
“Oh God, we’re questioning the logic of the script now,” sniggers Peter. “We’re turning into Colin Baker! Sorry, Steven [Moffat, writer].”
From the Midnight DVD Commentary (with David Tennant, Russell T. Davies, and director Alice Troughton):
David Tennant: We did rehearse the pi-number quite a lot… Russell T. Davies: I remember you learning that the day after you got the script! DT: Yeah, I just thought, “Oh, I see…” RTD: You walked into the Sontaran read-though and just rattled off the square root of pi! DT: I got the script the night before, and thought, “He’s given me the square root of pi to 30 decimal places… I’m gonna show him.” RTD & Alice Troughton: [big laugh] DT: …and I got up early, and learnt it over breakfast RTD: And it was brilliant! [more laughter from all] DT: The trouble is though, you learn something like that in your own idiosyncratic way - inevitably you divide up the digits into blocks so your brain can can memorize them - you decide a zero is a zero or an “o” or a naught or nothing, and you learn it - and then you realize that somebody else has got to learn it in exactly the same way! So then you have to un-learn it again, and then make a decision collectively how you’re going to divide the number up, so it sounds like she’s copying rather than fresh-minting it herself.
Alice Troughton: Yes
RTD: There were a lot of takes on that, I remember DT: Not that many! AT & RTD:[laughing] RTD: No! Of course not, no. AT: It wasn’t that many RTD: I blame Lesley! AT: On the two-shot, I don’t think we did do too many!
Last week’s spread in my ban.do agenda! It doesn’t look like I finished Thursday’s tasks, but I swear I got them all done, I just forgot to check them off loool.
Last week had its many ups and a few crashing downs, but nonetheless, it was a good week. This week I suddenly got super busy and really had to crack down on my time management and how efficient I am. Golf practice piled with all my other classes is a pretty interesting combo. I commend all the student athletes who have been doing this for their whole life, you guys are the time management masters.
I had two hours to spare to quickly throw this photoset together, and I’m not disliking how it turned out!
♫ꉂ (๑¯ਊ¯)σ ; Rain by Baekhyun and Soyou - this song has such nice vibes and the lyrics are a yes :’) It got me through today’s heavy Euro note-taking session, so it’s Chi-approved! lol
I hope that the week has been treating you well! Remember to rest and take breaks when you need to. If you want or need to talk, my inbox is always open!
The Shakespeare Code - Behind the Scenes (Part 4) Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s set report from DWM #382
DWM quizzed David and Freema (separately, of course - no conferring!) to determine who knows the most about the Bard. They get one point for completing each famous Shakespeare quote, and one more for naming the play.
Q: To be or not to be, that is the question…
DT: “’Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer / the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’ - Hamlet” (2 pts)
FA: “’Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well’? Um - it’s from Hamlet.” (1 pt)
Q: And thus the whirligig of time…
DT: “Oh bum. ‘And thus the whirligig of time draws on, um…’ That’s not right. It’s that kind of thing. [DWM: ‘And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.’] “I was close, though! Is it from Macbeth? [DWM: Twelfth Night.] This is terrible.” (0 pts)
FA: “Is that from A Midsummer Night’s Dream? I’m not even going to pretend that I know. My God, I’m awful. I bet David got them all right.” (0 pts)
Q: Friends, Romans, countrymen…
DT: “’…lend me your ears; / I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.’ Julius Caesar.”
FA: “’Friends, Romans, countrymen, um, listen up!” Ha! It’s from… ooh, is it Julius Caesar? Yes? It is? Put that I said that with conviction.” (1 pt)
Q: By the pricking of my thumbs…
DT: “’Something wicked this way comes.’ That’s Macbeth.” (2 pts)
FA: “It rhymes? Um - ‘By the pricking of my thumbs / I’ll end up smacking those big bums.’ Ha ha!” (0 pts)
Final Score: David got 16 out of 20, Freema got 6 out of 20