I have started another re-watch of YoI with my mother after not having watched it all the way through in a few months (I’ve been busy, lay off). She wanted to watch it again – her third time – and is drilling herself on the names of all of the side characters, which has been cute. Highlights include (I tried to alternate between bold for her and regular text for me when it’s both of us talking):
“I THINK I have all the guys down.” “Do you know the skaters from the US, Korea, and China?” “What? There was a skater from the US? There’s more than the six from the end?” “*laugh* Yes, from the other competitions.” “Okay then no I don’t have all the guys down. Urgh.” (Her memory isn’t the best if it isn’t Inuyasha, okay? lol)
(Minako picks up Yuuri at the train station)
“Minako is the……… ballet instructor who owns the school?” “Yes, and she’s a school friend of Yuuri’s mom, Hiroko.” “Okay.” *nod of determined resolve at this information being cemented into her head*
“Now that’s… Mila, right?” “Yes, and that was Georgie in the background.” “And who is he again?” “He’s the overly dramatic skater with the purple lipstick who did the programs about his ex girlfriend.” “Oh yeah.”
(episode 1 flashback to baby Yuuri) “Oooooo he’s so cute!”
”What are the names of the couple at the ice rink again?” “Yuko and Takeshi. Even though he’s so mean to Yuuri in the flashbacks he cries when Yuuri lands the quad flip at the Final.” “Ah, yes. And they have the girls.” “Yes, the triplets. Axel, Lutz, and Loop.” “Oh yeah.”
(on contemplating the meaning of Eros) “Oh, Yuuri, just do some pole dancing and you’ll be fine.”
She loves Yuuri’s line of Victor’s Eros being enough to make a man pregnant. She’s laughed and commented on it all three times we’ve watched this. She also repeats everything Victor says in English because she’s cool enough to know he’s fucking adorable when he does that. “Hashtag, ninja!”
(Onsen on Ice) “Okay, is there a deeper meaning to why they had Yuuri hug Victor and ask him to only watch him, and him saying he loved pork cutlet bowls?” (I was so proud of her for asking that because she’s familiar enough with the series now to start asking meta questions! We’ve only ever talked meta for Inuyasha before!)
And last but definitely not least:
(on being the female in Eros instead of the playboy) “So now he’s seducing Victor instead of being a pork cutlet bowl.” “Yeah, because he knew he wasn’t the playboy, but the seductress.” “So it’s like the banquet.”
To which I was quite literally:
It’s been great fun and I can’t wait to keep going in the following nights. But anyway…
After being steeped eyeball deep in victuuri artwork and fic and headcanons and metas for so long, my god is it ever weird to go back to those first few stand-offish nervous episodes. Yuuri, honey, it’s going to be okay.
The judges are going to fuck you over at the Final, butit’ll be okay.
Hello, I am Mango, birb of the internet, and I have heard that you have a sad.
Did you know that I am professional sad fighter? It’s true! Mango will show you the way. When you has a sad, you may feel like doing this:
As you can see, Mango has been there too. But I can offer you some solutions.
Sometimes it can help to talk to a friend. It can be hard to reach out, but sometimes expressing how you feel and commiserating makes you feel less alone. Hiding in hair is optional.
You can talk to friends online if that makes you more comfortable. Computer is also good for viewing birbs. Good for combating a sad.
If you’re having a rough time, it’s ok to take a break and enjoy a favorite activity. Don’t feel guilty! We can’t be 100% work 100% of the time. You’re allowed to have fun!
You could get some rest, take a walk, or fix yourself a favorite snack! Sometimes you need to treat yo self. You deserve it because you’re awesome. So remember to be good to you.
You just take that sad and you give it this look to let it know you mean business:
You examine this sad and tell it that it has no power here. Give it a real good look with your birb eye and remember that you are worth more than any momentary despair this sad could bring. Here, Mango show you how:
If all else fails, Mango will get real puffy at the sad for you to ward it off. Sad has no room when Mango is poof.
But of course the best cure for a sad is looking at pictures of birbs.
The marks appear halfway through the third trimester of her first year at Dupont. Alya had just gotten out of the shower when she spots it in her bathroom mirror. Etched into the skin beneath her right shoulder blade, the words follow a curved trail along her spine in tiny cursive. It takes the combined help of her Ladybug compact mirror, her camera phone, and a whole lot of squinting for her to finally make out what it says:
“while loving someone deeply gives you courage”
No capitalizations. No punctuation marks. No hint of whether the phrase begins or ends the rest of the sentence.
i still have a story for y’all, it’s the perfect combination of university + harry potter
i had education class on friday and each week one group presents a teaching method for foreign languages that encourages students to speak and then we try it out in class. yesterday, a group presented the so-called “hot seat” where one or two students sit in front of the class and are assigned a role (e.g. an actor, a character from a book, a politician or whatever) and the class asks them questions and they have to answer in the foreign language.
it was a friday afternoon so no one was really keen on doing it, but then the group said “we need two people to come up to the front, we’ll hold a mock press conference that takes place after the first gryffindor quidditch match. one of you will be snape, the other harry potter. who wants to do it” and i was like hell yes sign me up, so one other girl and i went up to the front while the others started preparing questions.
boy, they were not ready. everyone knew the books ofc, but that other girl and i were major harry potter nerds. the first question for me (harry) was “do you think the match was fair” and i was like “how can you call a match fair if alicia spinnet had to carry out a penalty shot not even 30 minutes into the game because flint crashed into me?”. that other girl and i also broke out in a heated discussion about different broom models. it was amazing, and when we were done our teacher was like “did you just read the books or did you write them?”
BUT THE BEST PART is that one dude sitting next to us whispered “you’ve waited 12 years for this, haven’t you” and i swear i love him
Mccree totally has to spend the first 30 minutes of being awake in the morning trying to remove himself from hanzos death grip. Its got to a point where his body naturally wakes him up 30/40 mins earlier than he normally did cause of the sheer amount of times hes nearly pissed himself.
Even when hanzo does release him the archer is still half asleep but unwilling to let his cowboy completely go so he sleepily follows him to the bathroom and sometimes to the dinning area.
The first time genji saw this he was so shocked. Even in the old shimada home hanzo never had a half way stage to his mornings. He was asleep and then he was awake. End of story. The younger shimada doesnt even give his bro that much shit about how cute the very dangerous, very strong, very mature shimada hanzo is because hes just so happy that hanzo has found a place… or a person that makes him feel this safe.
Genji also learnt his lesson when he tried to tease his brother about his new morning clinginess and zenyatta brought up all the pictures of genji drooling on the omnic surrounded by teddies and floating harmony orbs to ward off nightmares.