because this is it's final form

longpost

So there’s been a lot of hype about today’s episode and Yuri and Viktor’s relationship and as such there have been a billion posts analyzing different scenes and what they meant development-wise. Specifically, there have been a lot of posts talking about the scene in which Yuri cries at Viktor. While that was an incredibly important scene, people seem to be neglecting the scene right after it, Yuri’s freeskate.

In my opinion this scene is one of the most important scenes to Vikuuri’s progress, because it’s where their relationship finally gets to its first goal. That goal is Viktor and Yuri being on equal ground.

From the beginning it was clear that there was a wall between them in the form of Viktor being put on such a high pedestal by Yuri, making him effectively unreachable. People this far apart from each other can never have a close relationship, so in all the previous episodes, the main emotional progress made was a way to knock Viktor down from his pedestal while raising Yuri up so that one day, they could finally meet eye to eye as equals as only then could their relationship bloom.

In the scene of Yuri’s freeskate, you can hear Yuri’s inner thoughts during it. (I could actually make a whole other post about his own singular character development in this scene but I’ll just stick the Vikuuri development for now.) 

”Viktor’s expression when I started to cry was priceless.”

Yuri thinks about how clueless Viktor was when he was crying. This thought is sort of playful, showing that Yuri is fine now, and is thinking back on the scene beforehand. After this comes what is in my opinion, the most important line in the scene:

“Viktor’s too inexperienced as a coach.”

Yuri criticizes Viktor. 

“He should be prepared for this much.”

Yuri seriously criticizes his idol, one of the most renown skaters in the world, and now, his coach. He points out a major flaw of someone he only ever thought of as perfect and untouchable.

“Stupid Viktor!”

And THAT is what finally breaks down the wall between them. THAT is what finally sets them on the same level. Yuri allows himself to see Viktors flaws, to see Viktor helpless, clueless, unsure, doubtful, floundering, all of these things Yuri has only seen in himself so far. Suddenly, when Yuri was crying, he was the one who had to guide Viktor through something, he was the more experienced one, he was the leader of the situation. Through these little thoughts, Yuri allows himself to see Viktor as a human, just like him. And now they’ve reach a codependency, an equivalent exchange as skater and coach and as partners.

This is such an important scene because it’s what allows the following kiss to happen. Yuri and Viktor are on equal ground now, they can finally see each other in the same light as themselves, and their relationship is going to prosper now because of it.

hey guys, I want to talk about an upcoming movie called Split.

it’s not coming out until 2017, but I feel it’s important to discuss it anyway, because its first trailer just came out…and frankly, I’m horrified.

here’s the synopsis of the movie: “When a young man with 23 different personalities is compelled to abduct three young girls, he strives to survive as the final and most dangerous one of all tries to take full control.”

….because there weren’t enough movies/shows out there demonizing people with DID as it is, of course.

a brief explanation of what dissociative identity disorder, or DID, is: it’s multiple personalities, formed by trauma, sharing one body.

very, very few of those personalities are aggressive, and I’ve never actually encountered any that were outright dangerous–and yet every movie and show that involves us makes us out to be killers and kidnappers.

Criminal Minds has had two episodes involving people with DID, and in one the man with DID kidnapped a federal agent and tortured him, on top of being a serial killer; the other man with DID was just a regular old serial killer. even a show that’s usually quite good about not demonizing mentally ill people demonizes us.

and now there’s this. a horror film about a person with DID, who presumably went through some serious trauma to get it, and how he’s a kidnapper and probably also a killer.

here’s the thing, though: we aren’t dangerous. we aren’t bad people. we aren’t killers and kidnappers fighting to stop our alters/systemmates from acting out. people with dissociative identity disorder are just typical groups of people who happen to all share a body! we aren’t dangerous to anyone; if anything, most of us tend to be more dangerous to ourselves than anyone else, thanks to self-destructive systemmates who want to hurt the body or other system members. but the bottom line is: we aren’t out to hurt anyone and we aren’t dangerous. the fact that every single movie and episode about us makes us out to be violent killers and kidnappers is appalling and horrendous and screams stigma.

DID has a serious stigma around it. and movies like this are only serving to add to that stigma, to demonize us more, to make more people afraid of us.

I refuse to stand for it.

please, if you can–boycott this movie. tell them you won’t stand for the demonization of your fellow mentally ill people anymore. tell them that we are not their props or toys to play with and create stigma against. tell them that just because it doesn’t affect them doesn’t mean it’s all right to hurt others with their bullshit. listen to systems and people with DID and OSDD who talk about this movie and how it’s bad, and don’t speak over them, but work with us to try and change things so this sort of thing is frowned upon and doesn’t happen so much. please.

blue and gansey not being able to kiss is a narratively unsatisfying choice because the curse storyline has no tangible endgame and therefore loses its whole purpose. for me, the storyline was always about either gansey dying for good thanks to blue’s kiss or blue and gansey breaking the curse by fulfilling it. that seemed to be the only two rational outcomes and neither happens and that makes blue’s curse quite pointless, to be fair. all that build up in four books leads to literally nowhere because nothing changes, not the fact that they can’t kiss, not the fact that they still desperately desperately want to. gansey dies, he comes back, and nothing changes, and that just falls flat in my opinion. it makes their storyline feel really unfinished and incomplete, thus i am electing to ignore this for the rest of my life.

2

TWEWY cast as Pokemon trainers - Neku

Honedge / Smeargle / Meloetta Aria Form / Cherrim Overcast Form / Wishiwashi / Eevee

His Honedge represents him as the JRPG protagonist that he is. Of course he has a sword!

Smeargle is all about his love for CAT and graffiti. Neku and Smeargle are the best artists in Shibuya.

His Meloetta is about his love for music. Actually, he got the idea of having his headphones on 24/7 because of her.

Cherrim represents Neku’s state of mind at the start of the game. He is closed off and doesn’t care about the rest of the world. Also, the kanji in Neku’s name literally translate to “cherry”.

Wishiwashi represents Neku’s state of mind later in the game. Just like Wishiwashy gets super strong when it calls its friends, Neku becomes powerful when he is partnered with his.

And finally Eevee is about Neku’s psych genious and potential. Eevee has the potential to evolve in so many different forms. Just like that Neku has the ability to use any kind of psychs from fire to water to ice etc. based pins.
…………………………………………………………………….

Other teams: Neku / Shiki / Joshua / Beat / Rhyme

Does it ever hit to you that if a single line wasn’t said by anyone the story would have gone in a completely different direction?

“Just get naked” is a funny one and yeah, very silly. Reading it without any context makes no sense but that’s what makes KLK what it is. of course a odd line would be vital for its story development. The point is, in this scene Ryuuko was about to give up because she just couldn’t take it fighting with Senketsu anymore. The embarrassment being seen with its synchronized form was just too much and the idea of “getting naked” would never cross her mind…. if it wasn’t for Mako.

This line and the very own Mako is what made Kill la Kill what it is. I honestly have no idea what would have happened if this didn’t happen but it certainly made Ryuuko snap out of it and say “I finally get it now. I have to get naked”.

For some of you, getting angry enough to disassociate with anyone who voted Trump or may have voted Trump is a form of protection. A form of self care. Putting up boundaries that you choose for yourself and that can be smart and its certainly your right.

But this crosses a line in some of the posts I’ve seen, ordering others to cut ties, because what for you is good and strengthening, can be the final straw for someone else. Consider those out there just as vulnerable as you, as terrified, as hurt, and maybe they’re young, maybe they live at home, maybe they have complicated relationships with loved ones who voted Trump, and you shout at them, “kick your worthless racist/misogynistic/homophobic/etc parents out of your lives,” 

and they wonder if it not wanting to do that makes them bad. And maybe they had been feeling betrayed by these loved ones but had different strategies than you. Maybe they want to talk and not cut ties, want to try and change minds or build different sorts of support systems because, after all, they know their parents much better than you do.

Please, in general, remember that what is right and good and protective for some people may be the opposite for others and that demanding that others take care of themselves the way you take care of yourself can lead to making someone else’s situation much, much worse.

Imagine this.

Yuuri finishes his free skate program in Grand Prix Final, heaving out his chest also finally landing a quadruple flip without prior notice to Victor himself. Victor’s mouth is genuinely wide open and he can’t really function because what he saw on the rink was love in its true form. He doesn’t really run to the Kiss and Cry because he’s flabbergasted. Yuuri finally runs to him and brings back his senses by asking how he did. Victor doesn’t say anything but he pulls him into a embracing hug and finally kisses his soft lips. Although Yuuri is taken aback, he gives in to the kiss, moving in absolute sync. When they finally break it, Victor takes Yuuri’s hand and traces the gold band and says, “Please be mine forever, really?”

Y'all. I’m so excited. This morning, before work…I did ONE PUSHUP.
So, for WEEKS I have been trying and trying and trying to do pushups. I can lower myself into the correct pushup position with good form and everything, but I absolutely could NOT get up to save my life! No chest muscles, I guess! So, in place of the pushups in my workouts, I have been doing “girl” pushups (I like to call them cheater pushups, because it’s gender neutral haha but everybody knows about girl pushups). Finally, I tried again this morning, and success! It was HARD, probably the hardest motion I have ever had to make during a workout, but I totally did it and now its ON.
That’s the kind of progress I live for, guys. When something that was IMPOSSIBLE for me to do is just hard now. (Kinda like my 2 minute plank, which I haven’t done since the first time).
Keep going guys, the strength is in you, you just gotta unlock it!

1/09/2017
Most of my writing usually feels to me like a bad idea, which makes it hard for me to know which ideas feel bad because they have merit, and which ones feel bad because they don’t. Often I watch myself gravitating toward the bad idea, as if the final girl in a horror movie, albeit one sitting in a Tuff Shed at a desk sticky with milk. But somewhere along the line, from my heroes, whose souls were forged in fires infinitely hotter than mine, I gained an outsized faith in articulation itself as its own form of protection.
—  Maggie Nelson

✖ we’re not ashes ✖

It seems like half the fandom just wants to hate things today. 

Fun fact about Nic: When I was pregnant with my first child, I would sometimes rage into the kitchen and proceed to do what I called “Hate Baking” whenever I felt even remotely slighted. It was hateful because I don’t know how to bake and I actually despise flour in all its various forms. The kitchen would end up looking like the Pillsbury Doughboy’s murder scene and I would usually end up eating the overly floured dough straight out of the bowl all while muttering to myself about how disgusting it was. It felt great to hulk out and express my hatred for society by participating in a stereotypical housewife activity extremely poorly, while never actually completing the activity…but then I had an entire kitchen that needed cleaning, an upset stomach from all the raw dough consumed, and I’d ultimately learn that I was wrong about whatever it is that pissed me off in the first place. Pregnancy hormones are no joke, my friends. 

So, my point is- well, I guess I don’t really have one. 

This was actually an advertisement for Hate Baking ™.

Carry on.

youtube

Poulenc - Cello Sonata

Poulenc is a problematic composer in that he is one of those “conservative” 20th century artists. In order to present important milestones, and to make a historical narrative that goes in one direction, clear of diversions or exceptions, composers like Poulenc get forgotten or pigeonholed. Even though this sonata stays clear of sharp dissonance, it is an incredible work in cyclical form. Despite how moving the piece is, and despite being hallmark Poulenc [fun melodies juxtaposed with “serious” tones], it isn’t played often. Probably because its a difficult piece for both musicians to play and syncopate.

Movements:

1. Allegro - tempo di marcia

2. Cavatine

3. Ballabile

4. Finale

anonymous asked:

I just watched the b99 fall finale and omg my guy is Gina Linetti, aka the human form of the 100 emoji, going to be ok? ??? Because I'm not gonna lie that's not a happy way to start off 2017..

Honeys

B99 is a comedy show known for its light goofy humor. Gina is a MAIN character

Even if they were to take her off the show, they most certainly would not do it by shock and awe killing her away

Like

Bruh

She’ll be FINE. Her casts will probably be covered in glitter.

Things that amuse me: imagining Darcy visiting each of the nine realms and then ranking each one like she’s leaving a review on Trip Advisor:

Muspelheim: Volcanoes!!!! Also humid as heck. Pretty sure I’m stuck with poofy poodle hair for life now. 4 stars.

anonymous asked:

Wouldn't it be better storytelling to have Obra part of the Spriggan 12 instead of Irene? Zeref mentioned one of the 12 disobeyed his orders around 10 years ago so it would make sense for him to be turned into a tiny monster and only returned to his human form when Zeref decided he needed him for the final battle. I actually liked Obra and was hoping he would show up.

At this point a lot of characters would make a scarier Spriggan 12 member than Irene. No, I think Obra is some sort of creature Zeref created; Obra can freely change its appearance (it changes its head to Wendy’s at one point) which makes me feel like it’s not stuck in that form by force. 

It’s up in the air which Spriggan 12 member, if they’re still around, disobeyed Zeref, because none of them save Invel really seem all that motivated to follow Zeref’s orders, they kind of just do whatever. If one of the current team replaced a punished member, odds are it’s Bloodman (who is an Etherious Zeref probably created, and on short notice given he has all of the powers of Tartaros, who likely predate him) or Wall Eehto (who is biomechanical and could probably be programmed to follow orders). Or it could be a member who was present but ejected and replaced by God Serena when he defected.

All of this is entirely more speculation than I feel the matter deserves, though that’s just because I can’t work up the willpower to care about too many of the current arc events.

Spellcrafting and Finding Your Method📝

I never thought that I would be able to write my own successful spells. It was something I just couldn’t see myself doing. I thought it would be too hard. But I finally found the confidence to start Crafting my own spells.

It seems to me that “lazy Witchcraft” is taking a foothold in the Witchcraft community because people think that Witchcraft, in its purest and most effective form, is a difficult thing. But it doesn’t have to be at all. It can be as simple as carrying a charm in your pocket, or reciting a quick chant to do good on a task. Magick isn’t just generated by blood rituals under a forest at midnight on a full moon. Magick is generated by purpose and intent.

Crafting a spell can be intimidating. But that’s only if YOU make it an intimidating ritual. In actuality, Crafting a spell is as easy or as hard as the Caster makes it. So keep that in mind. YOU as the Caster determine how complicated the spell is.

The Crooked Path has literally soooo many ways to raise Magick. The possibilities are endless. There’s spells that use herbs and plants, spells that use candles, spells that use specific items that work under a certain correspondence. It’s literally impossible to list every single way to do Magick. It’s amazing!

So find your method. Experiment. See what works for you. Once you find your method, you’ll be filled with confidence. And not to mention, you will literally feel like a badass witch.

Hope you guys find what works for you💜
Stay Witchy🔮

So after nearly 6 whole years, I’ve finally decided to make a new OC ;w; Here is Kiwicha, a quetzalcoatl who can change her form at will and is a patron of plant life. I don’t have much on her so far, but she’s definitely a tomboy who doesn’t like to be called “cute” and loves to arm wrestle and break arms.