Vendy’s beam once again KILLING ME. Also a legit 51.2 when she hits all four events is pretty awesome considering her bars are a disaster (but she made UB finals in Doha today VICTORY) and she vaults a tsuk back pike like a toddler. I LOVE HERRRR.
This was at a test for Euros, btw. She’s a lock, and the other two will probably be Veronika Cenkova and Vendy’s twin, Adela Merkova. Adela missed the test last weekend due to illness, but we DID get to see the return of Aneta Holasova, who injured her knee at junior Euros last year. She’s only back with basic routines on bars and beam, most of her big skills are gone, but apparently she’s only been in the gym for two months so she’s nowhere near competitive at this point…and yet she still had the second-best scores on both of her events because CZE is a mess.
I apologize in advance for the rant-y-ness of this. Press J if you wanna skip.
I’m not a big anime watcher. I definitely used to be, especially in middle and high school. But for the past four-something years I didn’t watch anything until Osomatsu-san was introduced to me. So know in advance that I’ve only been on Crunchyroll and handful of times and of the nominees in this year’s weird anime awards thing Mob Psycho 100 is the only one I’ve seen.
I’m also aware that it is basically a popularity contest. That’s what I expected and that’s what I got.
THAT BEING SAID. I am more than a little miffed that in any category that had Yuri!!! on Ice it had over three times the votes on the runner up. I can’t say anything on the story or characters. I haven’t seen the show. However I have GOT to talk about the opening and ending categories because I am legitimately frustrated by those.
I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I was like, “Okay, I’m gonna go watch the opening for this. Who knows, maybe it’s really pretty and creative and has really nice animation” *watching* “Okay, watercolors are pretty nice, I’ll give them that. Nicely animated choreography. Not much colors but that’s okay. Okay, they’re skating. More skating. Uh, more skating. Okay, they just reused the same animation right there. Guys. Guys.”
I’m sorry. I’m sorry, that does not beat this.
Like. For real, outside of me liking the show for the characters and story and stuff, they did a fantastic job on the opening.
You can watch this a dozen times and STILL find things you never noticed before. And there is so much symbolism.
I mean even if the first part wasn’t as interesting, I’d still promote this just for all the transformation animation at the end.
Then there’s the ending. It’s a smidge typical. Most endings are relaxing and low-key, and that’s what you want at the end of a show. This one’s just Reigen getting ready in the morning.
Long story short, it’s a popularity contest. I get that. But the folks who worked on mp100 put a lot of effort on making things look smooth and cool and creative when they didn’t have to go that far and I just want to throw some appreciation out there for them, y’know? :(
au where yoongi and jimin are spending a night out in vegas and jimin insists on starting the night with some drinks, so they end up buzzed enough that yoongi’s in the mood to gamble. and when he starts out with jimin cheering him on by his side, he’s good, and somehow keeps winning to the point where every time he does he hands his winnings over to jimin and tells him to “buy yourself something pretty” because it makes him giggle all cutely each time. and jimin does; he disappears for a while and when he returns his shirt is gone and he’s wearing a faux fur coat with some chains and obnoxious sunglasses and a couple more rings and it’d almost be ridiculous if yoongi didn’t find it so hot. he convinces yoongi to quit gambling whilst they’re already so ahead and they spend the rest of the night cashing out on drinks and novelty gifts for each other until they facetime namjoon, who offhandedly comments “i’m surprised the two of you haven’t gone to get married” just as he’s hanging up. and yoongi and jimin aren’t dating but yoongi, drunk out of his mind, already knows he wants jimin to be his husband anyway.
and so they wake up the next morning hungover, significantly richer than the night before, and married.