beautiful moving pictures

Rules

List the first lines of your last 20 stories (or however many you have altogether).
See if there are any patterns.
Then, tag your favourite authors.

Thank you @madamredwrites for the tagging me! :3

Tagging: @severeminx, @boxwineconfession, @phaytesworld, and anyone else who would like to do it ;)

1. Unsteady

Otabek was going to kill JJ. He was going to take the next flight to Canada, hunt him down and kick his ass.

Leo: I tried to stop him but he went and did it anyway, I’m sorry! (link)

2. The Little Pieces of Us

“You’ve been awfully quiet all day, even on Instagram,” Otabek noted once Yuri accepted his Skype call in the evening (well for Otabek it was almost midnight).

“Look at you, actually using social media! I’m proud of you,” Yuri teased. “So you’ve been all up on my Instagram stalking me, hm?”

“No, of course not.”

3. The World in Dazzling Colors

Forth-Consecutive World Title For The Russian Super Star?

Yuri Altin-Plisetsky is the star of the ice, no one can question that. After dominating the Junior Division, he went on to become the first skater in male figure skating history to win the Grand Prix during his senior debut at merely age 15.

4. Beautiful Dangerous

“Look at them in their ballet tights and pastel colors,” JJ said and lightly bumped Otabek’s shoulder as they stood in front of the giant window allowing them to look into Studio 3. They’d become friends eight months prior when JJ walked into Otabek, successfully spilling hot coffee down his shirt, in one of the hallways of the Ballet Academy where, as it turned out, they both worked as part time pianists accompanying the rehearsals and lessons. “You’d think they’re all innocent little souls, right? Pff, if only people knew what some of them get up to at night.”

5. Teach Me How To Say Goodbye

Otabek’s limp body hung off the chair, his arms bound behind his back and secured to the wooden chair. There was absolute silence all around, a lone bulb attached to the ceiling flickering every once in a while, the air completely still. He moved slowly around the chair, dust swirling through the air as he walked, his hands hanging on his sides, his eyes carefully watching the unmoving body still completely unconscious.

6. I Moved Further Than I Thought I Could

From: Yuri Plisetsky

To: Otabek Altin

Subject: You and I

Dear Beka, Hey Otabek,

Talking about feelings and shit really isn’t my thing, obviously, but there are some things I really need to get off my chest because else I swear I will go fucking mad so here goes nothing:

I like you. Shocker, right? You are my best friend after all so it only makes sense that I would like you, but I think there’s more than just that.

7. Picture Perfect 

“What’re you looking at, asshole?” a gruff voice asked ripping Otabek out of his thoughts. Until he spoke, Otabek hadn’t even realized that he’d been staring at him. His mother would’ve definitely reprimanded him for such rude behavior.

The guy, or maybe boy, it was hard to tell his age, sat up in a tree in the middle of the park, his long blond hair open and falling over his shoulders, his clothes loose but carefully color coordinated to fit the scenery around him. He looked almost ethereal with the sunlight hitting him just right, though the scowl on his face didn’t match that idea at all.

8. Gods and Monsters

“It looks even fucking worse than on the pictures,” Yuri said as they walked into their new apartment in New York. “It almost looks exactly like that dumpster fire of an apartment you used to live in Moscow. Fuck.”

9. Happier

When Otabek was invited to fly to Ibiza to play at Pacha, he’d welcomed the opportunity with open arms. His friends only encouraged him more, said he needed the change of scenery and that it would help him move on. While he wasn’t too sure about the latter, the former was true.

As much as he loved the city, it held too many memories, just like his apartment. All his things were long gone, all traces faded, replaced by others, but Otabek could still feel Yuri’s presence even months later.

10. Little Ghost

Protocol #173B2
Patient:
Plisteksy, Yuri
Age: 22
In treatment for: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Hallucinations
Psychiatric: Victor Nikiforov
Session #37.1
Plisetsky showed signs of distress upon entering my office in form of eye contact avoidance and fidgeting with a hair tie around his right wrist.

11. Together in Paris

The Catherine Palace was abuzz that night in 1916 as Emperor Nikolai Plisetsky, father of the Russian Tsar, sat and watched as the numerous guests danced across the ballroom. It was a grand display of colors and smiling faces, beautiful music and delight. Chandeliers hung from the ceiling lit with thousands of lights, the walls decorated with rich wallpapers, ornaments and wide windows allowing for a look out onto the winter night’s sky.

It seems like I have a thing for opening stories with some sort of dialogue or an introductory paragraph to set the scene. But besides that, I don’t really see anything pattern wise, I think. Do you guys see anything? :)

It seems though like my titles seem to be usually somewhere either 1 to 3 words, or really damn long, 5+ words.

Technology in Hogwarts
  • each house has its own wifi that was magically expended to cover the entire castle
  • there’s that ravenclaw muggleborn who knows everything about computers and can fix yours in five minutes ( she accepts sweets as a payment )
  • group chat for different classes and houses
  • a social network for students only where you can share everything you do
  • special wizarding websites about spells and potions, but also magical cooking or just to post your beautiful moving pictures
  • a muggleborn boy seeing all these pictures and commentating “gifs. you basically invented magical gifs.”
  • the staf having troubles finding ways to introduce ekleticety - or whatever it’s called - in the castle so a group of students work together on a battery charging spell
  • about spotify
  • the ravenclaws are the one who use it the most. they put calming music or ASMR on when they work or read, listen to their favorite songs when they’re bored or looking for inspiration, making playlists about their favorite fictional characters… but also when ravenclaw girls are together alone in their dorm they WILL put on their favorite music and dance for hours ( hum hum, @tarranzeiguane and @unchatsurlestoits )
  • the gryffindors are obviously throwing the best dance parties ever and everyone knows it. they also love a good all karaoke
  • the slytherins love their headphones to isolate themselves when they are plotting against the world or to calm their nerves when they are feeling bad. also they will fight you on their musical tastes because everyone knows that the beatles were better than the stones kevin get over it
  • the hufflepuffs love shared playlists for all occasions. to this day, the house spirit playlist has 236 songs. there is also a special one where every puff, as they leave hogwarts, leave their one favorite song. wonderwall by oasis was added 53 times.
  • THE WIZARDING YOUTUBE
  • DIY magical haircare, wizardrock covers, cute nifflers videos, you name it
  • and obviously movies and tv shows
  • the gryffindors discovering Brooklyn Nine Nine and loosing their shit
  • a slytherin seeing a tarantino and working on the first wizarding movie
  • typing homeworks and getting annoyed because how can the autocorrect not knows the word “theastral” ?
  • making friends in wizarding schools all over the world
  • basically a mixture of extreme confusion and a lot of fun
  • because just
  • wizarding technology

( feel free to add more )

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Noel Fielding on Richard Ayoade’s Travel Man