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Opinion: There’s no way Draal and Nomura’s past relationship was safe from troll politics. A changeling and the Trollhunter’s son? That can’t have been coincidental. One of them was using the other, and even if feelings developed they developed in the midst of a high pressure microcosm of troll/changeling relations. Probably not very pretty. 

Most likely Nomura got ordered to seduce Kanjigar’s son to used as leverage over him, because changelings are clearly expected to use anything they can to get an advantage. (Changelings Are Not Treated Well, news at ten.)  There is a slightly more fun, alternate option that I prefer: Draal, in an attempt to get his dad’s attention, decided to seduce her and figure out Bular’s evil plan, and she went along with it in an attempt to turn it around on him. This would, of course, have quickly devolved into a mutual, very awkward seduce-off as they desperately tried to figure out each other’s secrets and not come down with a case of Forbidden Emotions. 

Either way, it was a hot mess of bad flirting, terrible lying, internalized prejudice, manipulation, very obvious leading questions, and self-worth/parental issues. Strickler, an old hand at the whole seduce-and-destroy thing, was always trying to give unhelpful advice. Both of them attempted to subtly win the other over to the opposing side, only to be sabotaged by their own emotional issues and categorical hatred of one another. Draal couldn’t stop accidentally insulting her. Nomura kept contemplating poisoning him. It probably ended in a lot of screaming and a messy hostage situation. Bular and Kanjigar were there, trying to kill each other. Everyone was disappointed in everyone, and no one was happy. At some point post breakup, Draal got his hands on a grit-shaka and they got into a very loud and very personal shouting match/cut-throat duel at midnight in the parking lot behind an antiques dealership.

anonymous asked:

Do you think friendship between men and women exist?

My best friend is a woman .. she’s lived with me and we’ve slept in the same bed before .. she’s pretty but we’d never cross those boundaries with one another .. so yes

I think we can all agree that Yuuri’s speech was a central scene this episode, and although I’ve seen a lot of people giving great explanations about Yuuri’s use of 「愛」 in his speech and the difference between 「愛」(ai) and 「恋」(koi) there aren’t many people who go further into his speech than that.


Firstly I’ll just briefly gloss over 「愛」 and 「恋」because what they each connotate in the Japanese language is important to the Yuri!!! on Ice plot

「恋」is kind of like a physical love. It describes one’s longing for someone, but lacks a deeper emotional bond. Used for boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

「愛」 is a deep love, it encompasses 恋 but also describes emotional love. While it does mean you long for someone, it kind of implies that you’re willing to do, give, or change something to be with them. Used for family/spouse.

***note: on the contrary, while「恋」does imply a physical romance/love, 「恋人」refers to you’re true love, you’d call your fiancé or spouse that, and「愛人」implies someone you’ve had an affair with. So when Victor uses the word 「恋人」…. ;)))


So when Yuuri says
「僕の愛、それは分かり易い愛や恋ではなくて、ヴィクトルとの絆や、家族や、地元に対する微妙な気持ち」
He’s saying his「愛」is not just the physical and emotional love he has for others, his love is literally his relationship with Victor, it is literally his family, and that it is the complicated/abstract feelings he has for others around him (aka Yuuko, Minako, Nishigori). It is a tangible THING such as actions and words as implied by Yuuri’s use of 「物」 instead of 「事」which would describe an idea or a concept.

Another interesting thing to note is when Yuuri says he has “no name for this emotion”
「その感情に名前はない」
At first I thought Yuuri might have been downplaying his emotions but then I realised it wasn’t that, it was that Yuuri really just doesn’t know exactly what 「愛」is just yet despite describing it briefly before because he’s still exploring what it truly means for him.
Before Victor, we all know Yuuri had a big crush on Yuuko, hell, he was going to confess in the first episode. But that’s all it was, a crush, which would take neither 「愛」nor「恋」, but 「好き」(suki).

Now I’m sure you know the difference between 「愛する」and「好きです」but just in case
「好きです」refers to a wide range of types of “like”. You use it for objects, hobbies, and topics, or people-wise, friends and crushes.


Through Yuuri’s speech, we are witnessing his growth and exploration of what 「愛」is, what it means to him, and who the word applies to. Most prominent are his developing feelings of 「愛」towards Victor. The phrase
「繋ぎ止める」
Does mean “to hold on to”, but it also means “to fasten” or “to tie”, and this implies that while Yuuri does not want to let go of Victor, neither does he want Victor to let go of him. Yuuri wants to create a mutual bond with Victor, and he has decided to call this bond 「愛」.


As a side note, here’s further meta on Yuuri and Victor’s developing relationship, shown through the episode preview. It’s very short but 
I do think it’s a cute example of them becoming closer to each other.

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Celaena Sardothien | Throne of Glass : 

‘’There was good in people— deep down, there was always a shred of good. There had to be.’’ 

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Pinescone Yuri on Ice AU, some redraws from ep.7, I don’t want to pick between who is who, so I’m gonna go with Dipper as Yuuri, so Mabel can make him all of the costumes <3

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# she’s so adorable here, bye!

some more aus
  • “okay buddy you’ve been serenading the wrong window for about five minutes now, time to let you know my neighbor is out of town” au
  • “you hired me to be the surprise stripper for your friend at this bachelor/bachelorette party and they did not take it well and threw both of us out in the freezing cold this is all your fault” au
  • “i’m the superhero’s sidekick and you’re the super villian but i don’t know that and we both met on an online dating website and you look really familiar?” au
  • “you’re a stress baker and i stay up too late working and i’m writing a thank you note to the ethereal being responsible for the food magically appearing in the common room” au
  • “it’s autumn and we’re both picking pumpkins upstate but you picked one that’s bigger than you are and it looks like you’re struggling oh god do you need help???” au
  • “you were trying to make a snow angel but the snow is too deep and you can’t get back up and i’m trying to decide whether to keep laughing at you or help you” au
  • “i’m a figure skater who’s trying to practice and you took your baby cousins out to the rink but none of you can skate do you need help??” au
  • “you’re supposed to be on a blind date with someone but you sat down at the wrong table and i haven’t been able to get a word in edgewise to tell you that and it’s been thirty minutes” au 
SLAVIC TIME: SANDWICH
  • Belarusian: сэндвіч (sendvič)
  • Bosnian: sendvič
  • Bulgarian: сандвич (sandvich)
  • Croatian: sendvič
  • Czech: sendvič
  • Macedonian: сендвич (sendvič)
  • Russian: сэндвич (sendvich)
  • Serbian: сендвич (sendvič)
  • Slovak: sendvič
  • Slovenian: sendvič
  • Ukrainian: сендвіч (sendvich)
  • Polish: Well, this is awkward...
  • Czech: Oh, really... No, Polish. DO NOT.
  • Polish: O U O
  • Polish: KANAPKA
  • Rest of family: ... WHAT THE ACTUAL FRICK.
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               dip your toes in the galaxy,  
               because it’s yours to explore tonight.
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Talked about Overwatch with friends during the last weekend, and how, as a person who haven’t yet played overwatch, my impression over the characters is completely based on fanart I’ve seen, and.. well, let’s say reaper takes the cake aka me seeing his belt(?) as garter every. fucking. time. 

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