A/N: Yuri on Ice!!! (Victuuri) - 24. “I’m sorry, are we 12 now?” - I got creative with this one. Recently I’ve started to like involving Phichit in fics. Enjoy XDD
Summary: [Pre-relationship] Victor finds Yuuri skyping with Phichit and decides to eavesdrop for a little. As he does, he learns some veeery interesting things about Yuuri. Like… how ticklish he is?
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“Fanclub? Phichit-kun, I’m sorry, are we 12 now?” A smile grazed Victor’s lips and he had to pick up the cold damp towel from his bare shoulders to press it against his lips as he stood outside Yuuri’s room, peeking inside and listening in.
The action was a good one that turned his laugh into a soft muffled chuckle, which did not give him away just yet. It had been a couple of minutes since he came back from his shower to find Yuuri engaged in a fascinating conversation with his buddy Phichit.
He knew very well about their friendship but was just curious about their relationship since Yuuri was often talking about the Thai figure skater, but Victor had never really seen them interact. So finding Yuuri in his room, skyping with the younger male was enough to have him stand behind the door to eavesdrop. It gave him a lot of interesting and especially hilarious information:
Phichit shipped the two of them so bad, even jokingly calling them his OTP! Genius. Victor couldn’t help but blush and giggle at this. Sure he noticed their chemistry and Yuuri even boldy invited him to be his coach. But despite all that he still seemed pretty shy, which was why he just decided to take things easy.
So hearing how Yuuri’s best friend approved of them (well, even shipped them), of course that made him very happy.
“We both know you’ve been crushing on him ever since you were little.” Also that. Yuuri idolizing him, he knew, because hell those posters and pictures and what-not in his room weren’t hidden properly.
But Phichit’s words were all the extra confirmation Victor needed to verify they were not just coach and student, not just colleagues and not just friends. They were developing a romantic bond and everyone around them probably noticed except for Yuuri himself because he probably didn’t want to believe it?
“Phichit-kun stop it! You’re being silly!” Yuuri was still flustered and scolding Mr. shipper for joking about making a fanclub solely for shipping ‘Victuuri’ as he called it, and Victor was still barely over that and the crushing- comment when the directness of Phichit’s words took a next level.
“I’m not being silly, you are. Can’t believe you’re still not dating. You even sleep and bathe together!” Phichit joked, and Victor let out another muffled laugh.
“W-we don’t sleep together!” Yuuri protested with a squeaky voice.
“Yeah yeah. I bet he hasn’t found about that either then,” Phichit said with enough sass and mischief to replace Victor’s urge to laugh with a lot of curiosity. ‘That’?
“You don’t mean that that right?” Yuuri replied. What were they talking about? That that? Phichit chuckled mischievously in response.
“Oh Phichit-kun don’t you even dare ever telling him!” Yuuri argued, sounding very nervous and embarrassed, and even though Victor couldn’t see his face, he was sure he was blushing now. More curiosity.
“Of course I am. It’s attractive, you should let him do it to you.” Do it to him!? Victor was close to having a nosebleed, or so he felt. His face was getting hot and he had no idea what these boys were talking about.
“Definitely not! It’s embarrassing!” Yuuri protested, even raising his voice.
“No it isn’t! All he has to do is touch you in the right way and–”
“PFFtt!” Victor wasn’t sure if it was his own flustered reaction, the hilarity of it all or both, but he suddenly couldn’t hold back his snorty laugh. Well now that he did that, he’d better make his entrance right away, and still laughing with his hand covering his mouth he wobbled into the room to where Yuuri was sitting.
“Victor!? How long have you–” Yuuri squeaked, but Victor patted his head and leaned over him to pay some good attention to the little ball of energy that apparently consisted of a lot of Yuuri-secrets.
“Hello Victor. How are you doing?” Phichit asked casually, and while ignoring Yuuri’s squeaky remarks about him being half naked and his questions of how much he’d heard, Victor responded merrily.
“Doing good! And very curious to your secret language. What is this attractive thing I have yet to find out?” he asked with a smirk, and Phichit giggled.
“What, he really doesn’t know yet?” Phichit reacted to Yuuri first, who jumped in surprise and shook his head, his hands waving as a silly reaction to some secret that was probably about to be spilled. Just when Victor tried to butt in again, Phichit already released him from his curiosity.
“Yuuri, why don’t you tell him how ticklish you are!”
Hey Kaha ! Do you have any headcanon how boys room/place look like ? You don't need to write Just show us the picture. (At least enough for me. I just wondering how room look like in your imagine :D)
Actually, I haven’t been around enough to create a room in the Sims 3 (too dumb and frustrated rip) but hmm…nothing that links can’t do. Also I tried to match up the rooms the best way I see them so if you don’t see things I’ve described keep in mind the “perfect ref” is hard to find so yikes. In any case, I hope you enjoy!
Nathaniel’s room would still be quite organized but more of his personality is put in his decoration. Thanks to being out of his old house, he’ll have a lot more freedom of creativity of what his place would look like, his room especially. Everything is still very neat, even some things looking high class, he won’t really fail to impress a newcomer but everything is clean. Honestly he’s still a perfectionist in the house.
His room would be with shades of navy blue with hints of white and peach, really welcoming, he’d still keep up with his color scheme. It’d still look neat, for sure, but it’d be a great place to study at. He’s also has a T.V at the foot of the bed (wow cool people stuff) to enjoy his T.V shows, set on crime channels (i.e Investigation Discovery, A&E, etc). This is how I imagine his bedroom with the best reference.
Things I’d add; A inward shelf full of crime novels/magazines, pictures of he and white on the dresser, picture of he and Candy on the nightstand, White’s cat bed near the door (in case she wants out), no camera collage, more navy blue on the blanket.
Castiel’s room is really big for just one guy. His parents want what’s best for him and his parents, his mother especially, thought it’d be nice to give Cas a room full of space. Which he takes total advantage of. Castiel may not be a decorating king but his room honestly reflects on his personalities. He has full independence of what he wants in there, even Demon has a bed in his room and on the outside, just in case his doggo wants space.
He’s really into posters of his favorite rock bands (which I headcanon as Fall Out Boy, but keep Winged Skull as canon for him) so he’ll have some around. One thing he has trouble with is keeping it neat, he’ll keep the room decent but kinda mess (his bed made up lazily, some clothes on the floor, but it’s enough to bare) but believe that Castiel will do a clean down of everything if Candy’s coming over. This is how I imagine his bedroom with the best reference.
Things I’d add; Posters of rock bands, slightly saturated reds, picture of he and demon on the wall, picture of Candy on his dresser, Demon’s dog bed near his bed, dim lamp.
Lysander’s room is honestly simple and clean. He surrounds himself with most things that make him happy and he’s sure to have enough space to work. A little desk so he can think about his poems and even gaze out of the window thinking about inspirations. His room is just?? A great place to relax at. Not to mention he sometimes sings out his poems in his room due to how comfortable he is in it. Considering that view that comes from the bedroom, he really gets a good view on what he wants to write about.
Living with Leigh, it’s an apartment (if not feel free to correct me) and obviously he’ll walk through the balcony and such just to think about something amazing to write with such tranquil scenery around him. Lys also loves the fact that it’s a spacey place…but can’t stand that with all of that space, he’s more likely to lose things around the room. This is how I imagine his bedroom with the best reference.
Things I’d add; Framed pictures of his family, more green themed colors, picture of Candy on the nightstand, a closet, no rug, view of the city at night, less window space of the balcony view.
Armin’s room is really full of his personality and just perfect for him. The fact that his mother is an interior designer AND that his brother is great with fashion? They’ve obviously helped out with the decor. Armin is careless at times, sure, but he’s not really a decorating person. Surprisingly to others, his room is really clean. Not surprising to others, his mother or Alexy get on him about i to clean his messes, which does annoy his mother having to repeat herself over and over, so he tries to make it look decent. Ish. Enough for people to survive.
He has his consoles in sight so people know what types of games he may or may not play and the bed is huge and just for him! Really comfy bed so obviously he’s going to sink into his mattress without a care in the world. He doesn’t really mind bedrooms in general, as long as they’re NOT colors that burn his eyes (i.e neons, bright pinks, etc) he’s fine with it. This is how I imagine his bedroom with the best reference.
Things I’d add/change; Gaming posters, some lava lamp, star wars blanket, honestly red and blue light sabers on the wall, no plants, thick blue curtains, more space.
Kentin’s room is really a casual place for him, with a few comfort items here and there and some objects to represent good memories (he saved his old military uniform to remind him of just how much he accomplished back then). To be honest, his father is more of the person to approve of decor. As strange as it sounds, his father doesn’t want anything that’d make the room look cluttered (i.e a bunch of books, trophies, anything that’d make the room look like someone lazy lives in it) and Kentin can really live up to that rule.
Kentin himself IS NOT a sloppy person, in fact he’s a morning person (thanks to military school) and most things he learned back in military school adapted in his modern life (being clean, getting up early, working out, etc). But he’ll honestly have any gift Candy gave him out for show, such as his teddy bear plush, he keeps that on his desk during the day but in his bed during the night for remembrance. All in all, his room is pretty calm, it’s rarely ever a mess in there. This is how I imagine his bedroom with the best reference.
Things I’d add; Secondary blanket is military print, picture of his family and Cookie on the wall, He and Candy in a nightstand photo.
P.S; I know you’ve said I didn’t need to write but there’s no other way I can describe it ;V;
I don't think you're being fair to Madi. You're only looking for ways to make Silver look better than he is. He betrayed Flint and Madi because he couldn't stand the thought of losing her, it's not as if he really cared about anyone else. Silver did a fucked-up thing, he betrayed the woman he claimed to love and he sent her away so she couldn't stop him. And then he treated her as if she was the one who needed to "understand" what he did, like, that's some form of gaslighting right there. ---1
No. HE betrayed her, and he needs to understand what that betrayal cost her. Not only her but every enslaved person in the Americas. Silver had no right to do what he did. I hate that the showrunners didn’t address that. She should have kicked him out. He has no right to be on her island. Silver betrayed her, and I really hope she leaves him and he spends the rest of his life being miserable. —2
Nonnie, I think you’re a little too used in seeing things only in black and white. You’re accusing me of wanting to make Silver look better than he is, but the only thing I get from your aks is that you mean, I have to see him like you do.
I’ve written plenty about Silver, his motives, his reasons, yet you’re addressing none of my arguments and basically just repeating “what he did was wrong, he had no right” like a Hail Mary of Black Sails interpretation.
Look, you dont have to agree with me, but if you send me an ask, I’d appreciate it if you took the time to come up with something that goes beyond a reiteration of “Silver is a horrible human being.”
A couple of other things.
1. When you say, “Silver had no right to do what he did” - then I wonder what that means, exactly, because we’re clearly not talking about any kinds of “rights” granted by law here. We’re talking about your idea of what Silver should or shouldn’t be allowed to do, what kind of power he should or shouldn’t wield, and it means that you feel that his agency should come with stipulations that you, personally, impose on it, based on your own sense of morality but also on what you, personally, find especially offensive.
This is an interesting approach, and it’s pretty easy to see how, when applied to other examples, it’s becoming a mostly arbitrary judgment of certain characters and their actions.
Did Anne have the right to kill her crew for Max’ sake?
Did Flint have the right to kill Gates?
Did Flint have the right to sink that merchant vessel in 3.02?
Did Miranda have the right to ask for a pardon without telling Flint?
Did Vane have the right to take the fort from Hornigold?
Did Madi have the right to ask Silver to dispose of Billy?
Basically, when people say, “this person didn’t have the right to do that thing”, they are usually very particular and subjective in their judgement.
2. “Gaslighting” is not what Silver is doing with Madi in the scene. He’s telling her what he did, and he voices the hope that she will be able to understand and forgive him. He declares his own determination to wait, for as long as it takes. That’s not gaslighting. He’s not making her doubt her own perception. He’s not lying to her (or at least not in a way that he isn’t also lying to himself). Justifying yourself to someone, and describing your actions in a way that is meant to make other people understand them and relate to you is not the same thing as trying to deceive them. “Gaslighting” has become one of these terms people tend to throw around without knowing what they mean. But in this case, it’s really not appropriate.
3. Concerning the fact that
“he betrayed Flint and Madi because he couldn’t stand the thought of losing her, it’s not as if he really cared about anyone else”, that’s an oversimplification.
Yes, it was the prospect of losing Madi that was the catalyst for Silver’s decision to side with Jack and Max. And, yes, his motivation was that he couldn’t bear to lose her, and that he wanted her safe more than he wanted her to have that war she desired. But, and here’s where the text is on my side, that is not all there is to it.
I’ve written extensively about how Flint is motivated by rage and desperation to wage this war. But it doesn’t change the fact that he has good arguments on his side for why this war is necessary, and that he sees a fundamental, systemic form of injustice and wants to fix it. Flint’s actions are both selfish and altruistic, in that he wants a better world for everyone involved, but the reasons why he pursues this goal in such an extreme and uncompromising fashion have nothing to do with altruism and everything to do with his rage and grief.
Silver, on the other hand, is a survivor, someone who lacks that inherent ambition to change the world for the better. He gets drawn into this war for a variety of reasons, and he follows Flint’s example for the better part of season four without ever believing in his goals. For that reason, it’s much more difficult for him to determine whether it is really the right path. He’s deeply conflicted, and that innner struggle becomes more pronounced as he sees the price that other people have to pay for Flint’s war. Silver is not sure that it’s a good thing. But it’s only the experience of almost losing Madi that propels him into action,the thing that finally tips the scales. However, the underlying understanding of the war as a wasteful and horrible thing is not rooted in that - rather, it’s a a part of the way in which Silver understands the world. It’s fundamentally different from the way Flint and Madi see it. The show has made it very clear that while Flint and Madi are shaped by their history - their personal experiences - the same is true for Silver, even though his past is not revealed in detail. This fundamental difference in personality - in the way these characters view the world and their own place in it - is not something that can be the subject of moral judgment.
The conflict between Silver and Flint is not one between selfishness on Silver’s part and altruism on Flint’s, because both of them have selfish and altruistic motives. The conflict between them is as old as humanity itself - what is the price of a war, and is that price worth paying?
For as long as humanity exists, this question has not been answered, and I expect it never will be. People who have gone through a war, who have experienced its horrors first hand, are often among those who try their hardest to prevent another one. For example, the current era of peace in Europe, brokered after WWII, was the result of an agreement that the two world wars had been so horrible that war was no longer an option.
And yet, inevitably, there are always people who, faced with the reality of a corrupt and crumbling system of government that presumably withstands all their attempts to reform it from within, think that a revolution is necessary. Of course, these people start out with the best of intentions, but the result is often an ecalation of violence that turns countries into warzones and wastelands.
Black Sails is a show about pirates and outcasts, and we are meant to sympathize with their struggles. It would hardly make sense otherwise. And so, understandably, it spends less time showing the aftermath of a battles than the battle itself and its victories. For example, we see the battle on maroon island, and we see Flint, Silver, and Madi victorious - we don’t the women and children mourning their husbands and fathers, parents mourning their chilren, we don’t see the wounded dying in agony, we don’t see the corpses being thrown into a mass burial site.
In season four alone, Nassau is raided twice - once when the pirates retake it from the governor, the second time when the Spanish raid the island. The Spanish invasion is shown in greater detail - the rapes, the plundering, the killing - and because it was Rogers who ordered it, who is clearly painted as a villain, we are quick to blame him for it. But in truth, the Spanish raid was only another turn of the downward spiral which several parties contributed to.
For a US American TV show, Black Sails is actually rather good at describing the historical dialectics of revolution, counter-revolution, war, peace, action and reaction, that we can see everywhere in history - and it’s very good at showing two conflicting view points which are irreconcilable, and which are also universal to the human condition - everywhere, at any time where people disagree on how to best fight systemic injustice. In the Black Sails finale, one of these view points is vocalized by Silver, who has just gone through a personal awakening of sorts - almost losing Madi, realizing, through an encounter with the cook on board of the Lion how far he, himself, has come in turning into Flint. The importance of that scene can not be overstated - really, for Silver, it’s like coming full circle, realizing that from a person who was trying to protect himself from acts of violence, he has turned into a person who routinely engages in them; from someone who wants to escape a war to someone who brings it about. It’s the moment where Silver realizes that he has become the very thing that turns other people’s life into a fucking nightmare. The other viewpoint is vocalized by Flint, who believes that changing the world for the better requires to bring civilization down, that the only way to make progess is through a violent revolution.
There is no middle ground between those positions, in that moment, there is no way to overcome that fundamental divide.
No matter where you, personally, stand on this issue, I think that denying the significance of this conflict between Flint and Silver, and the fact that there are valid arguments made on both side - treating the whole thing as it if was nothing more than Silver being a selfish asshole - means doing a massive disservice to a show that has given us these wonderful, layered characters, and an excellently written storyline that includes many universal and highly difficult, complex topics, and doesn’t shy away from leaving this conflict unresolved, which is something very rare.
Finished the painting of Gansey, finally! Decided to put him up here with Ronan from a few months ago because they’re meant to sort of go together. Might do more of The Raven Cycle crew if I get the chance. I do have some other projects I need to focus on for awhile though.
But anyways! Here’s Gansey laying in his cereal-box Henrietta on the floor of Monmouth at two in the morning. I really wanted to find a way to pose him like a dead king, and to show the importance of Henrietta (and the general area) to his quest and this seemed like the best way to do it. For the little town itself I made it a tiny bit bigger than I really picture it so I could easily fit Gansey in the streets, and I also made it only partially finished since it’s an always on-going project for him. There’s also a fair amount of little details scattered around the town, so be sure to full-view!
***BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO VIEW IT, OTHERWISE TUMBLR MAKES IT LOOK LIKE SHIT. THANKS TUMBLR.***
This video shows one of my new favorite things about the
solstice. The Japanese Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 weather satellite is
in a geostationary position over the Pacific Ocean and eastern parts of Asia,
sending down pictures to monitor weather over that part of the planet. In the
process, it gets a full frame view of the orb of the Earth, and it
automatically shares clips from its cameras online. Here’s the view taken as
the sun set yesterday just before the official solstice time – take a look at
the poles. The North pole never exits a shadow and the South Pole is a tiny
sliver of light that never goes away – the best shot you’ll get of this
arrangement for a year. This one also gives some nice sunglint on the sea just
before the sun goes down – reflection of the sunlight off the smooth surface of
me: but exo are double(tripple)
million sellers, got one million purchases on v app, 660,000 pre-orders on the ex’act album, received a full score on inkigayo, sold more albums than 1D in 2015,won best album of the year 3 times in a row AND got 4.5 million views on monster in 24 hours topping call me baby’s 4.1 million views…so your comment is technically irrelevant?
Worldviews and partial understandings in complex systems
I was reading a chapter of my friends thesis this morning and discussing it with her. Most of you may not know, but I did a Ph.D. a couple of years ago, looking at how librarians and archivists can better help social workers do their work (which is incredibly complex and relies on a lot of insider knowledge of how to get people linked into housing, treatment, work etc). This has had a profound impact on me, and shaped how I view the world (i.e. my worldview). It also taught me about how you only ever partially understand how other people work, think, experience the world.
Why am I making a post about this on my 1d Larrie blog? Because I think with so much being unknown behind the scenes right now, and everything from the continued existence of the band to Larry being questioned, people are feeling anxious and stressed, but not getting the solid info they need to understand what is truly going on.
And I think that the difficulty we all face now is that none of us can really fully understand all the nuances because we only have small snippets of info, not all of which is reliable. And the situation is clearly complex, with (in my opinion) multiple teams and other entities all putting both truth and misinformation out there. Claim and counter claim. We as a fandom or fandoms can’t actually have a full understanding. And that’s tough to come to terms with.
What’s also difficult is that because of this complexity, we all use our life experiences and world views as lenses to try and interpret from day to day as best we can. That interpretation can change as ideas emerge. Our friends, mutuals or even blogs we follow may change their views profoundly in these circumstances and it feels sudden to us, maybe even another emotional loss after all our other losses.
Fandom for many of us has an added overlay of profound emotional investment and connection, in the band members, in the music, in their relationships, in our connections with other fans. I myself now have dear friends around the world who I met through fandom.
All of these issues are joining together at the moment to cause tremors and unease in the fandom right now, I think. But sometimes accepting the complexity and the unknowns can help, to allow us to be aware and be kind and understanding of other fans, who may be coming from a profoundly different place in terms of worldview and investment in the band and fandom.
Or you may not accept that you don’t know, and go on a quest for more information and understanding. That’s fine too.
Or you may decide you need to leave, take a step back, become a Finnish death metal blog, whatever you need. This is definitely ok. You can come back or not (you do not owe anyone to be a Teflon Larrie or stay when it is painful to stay).
I think…..we don’t know what is going on. I have beliefs about Larry still being real, and one direction still being a band, that are what I believe given all the info I know right now. I might be fully right or completely wrong. I’m ok with that but I understand from others they are not ok.
And that is ok. I just hope we all keep talking and analysing and dialoguing respecting each other. Because I love this band, the boys in it, the fandom and the shining stars in it. And I’m going to do my best to keep going and showing my support to all of those beings for as long as I can.
Okay so here is my very rough Bates cottage layout/floorplan thing. With my diagram here, I want to implore that my scaling is… off… especially in terms of S3.
I think that in S5, the cottage sitting room has expanded a bit in in size in order to fit the camera crew in there better. But also I am bad at perception, even though I can remember were things are lol. I also don’t have all the paintings marked, as I said, things changed between seasons (i mostly used S5 for the decor, as it’s most recent), and I think that the furniture gets pushed around a bit. And terms “dressers” and “tables” are in some cases interchangeable.They have more chairs that I assume are pushed in at the table, but they aren’t always visible in the shots we have. But anyway, this is a guide, but not like… 100%.
Sorry for the super long post, but this was the best way of posting it.
Please click on the pictures for full view, and open the diagram in a new tab.
0. First and foremost, it should be pointed out that the exterior just…. doesn’t match the interior. The shape, the windows… none of it. The exterior is shot at Highclere and the interior is built and shot at Ealing and yeah. The cottages are also seen in S1E4 when Matthew is fixing them up, but I haven’t included them because I think it makes it more confusing.
1. Starting with this view, we can see some sort of see an entry way behind the sitting room door. O’Brien comes in from that way, so it seems to be the front door. In that entry way, we can see a mirror on the part of the wall that juts out, and a table to the right of it. In S5CS, the sitting room door is closed.
We can assume that the entry way’s hallway leads to the staircase, but I left it as unknown in the diagram.
2. Here we have where that wall connects to the corner with the china cabinet. In S5, the Bateses have a new bigger china cabinet.
3. That leads us to the table. The wood paneling was blue when they moved in, but they painted it. In S3, it doesn’t seem like the table is pushed all the way against the paneling, but it seems like it might be in the later seasons. Also in S3 we got a view of the that panel from the other side of the sofa.
4. From here we will slid over to the wall with the windows.
5. And then we go into that weird corner thing were there is a side door that’s only ever opened when they paint, and then a little closet thing to the left of the fireplace that is rarely visible.You can see it better in the episode stills. I also don’t really have the shape of this right in the diagram but please bear with.
6. Next the mantle and the fireplace.
7. And then the shelf and the little dresser that had Mary’s stuff in it. In this shot you can see the little closet thing’s door as well. This loops us back to Point 1.
So now when you look at the last collage there, from S5E6, you can see behind Bates’s chair curtains to the big window, the side door, and the closet door. When the camera angle changes, there’s the fireplace to his left. Anna, sitting on the sofa, has the table behind her. And then when the shot is from the wall with the windows, we can see the entry way door and the dresser next to it.
I hope that this all makes some sense (and I’m sure I have a mistake in here somewhere…)