What she means:
Pokemon mystery dungeon should not be for kids. Those feelings STICK with you man. I still get emotional when I hear "Don't Ever Forget". I've cried over one game and it was mystery dungeon. That shit changes a kid. It follows you forever. You could be going through your day like normal, and remember Grovyle, and how he was willing to sacrifice himself for you, and how he realized how strong your bond with your partner was, and then you just start to cry inside of an HEB. Could you imagine your partner telling the entire Wigglytuff guild about your death? How much it must have hurt them to say those words out loud? The fact that the main character is silent through most of the game, only to speak at the very end is a genius way to make the scene that much more emotional. Those games had no right to make me feel that way.
the strangled noise aaron made was his best attempt at andrew’s name. it was barely intelligible but it was enough.
andrew, who’d barely acknowledged aaron’s existence in the entire time neil had known them, looked immediately to his brother. andrew snaked a hand out from under the sheet and curled his fingers in a demand. aaron clambered onto the bed and reached for andrew.
“andrew,” aaron said, desperate and frightened. he held onto andrew like he thought andrew would disappear if he let go.
10 mile run today i watched the Ochako vs. Bakugou ep (subbed then dubbed) then Midoriya vs. Todoroki (subbed then dubbed) and i am dead and murdered conclusions are as follows:
i love anime physics because if any of this were real i think all of Ochako’s hair woulda been singed off.
like damn japan i admire your insistence that fire attacks are just Big Amorphous Bludgeoning Weapons
Bakugou’s…surprised and peeved “she’s not dead” slays me like look i know thats your “thing” but you cant expect her to be fucking dead. scratch that you cant be surprised when shes not.
Everyone, up 18 stories high in the high-rise bleachers, watching massive amounts of shrapnel rise into the air until an entire torn up car garage is floating in the sky, “hmmm…..Uraraka really has no plan…she should attempt something but shes not……shame….pity….”
i want a gag reel where all the pro heroes in the stands just. continually get smacked by the shit the contestants throw off the stage. people bludgeoned by falling rocks. an entire section frozen over in ice. like that spongebob Frycook Games episode.
WHERE DO YOU SEE FRAGILE
Kirishima for best 1-A Boy. Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu for best 1-B boy. Combine for the ultimate Best Boy.
the phonecall scene. im not crying youre crying,. shut up
Izuku, stepping up on stage, doing yoga stretches and drinking Gatorade, “anyway time for a friendly and sportsmanlike game of Let’s Massively Fuck Up My Body”
Kissanime has started doing this “im not a robot” feature where it shows you five images, describes two, and you gotta click on those two. Anyway one of the descriptions was boy, injured and the image was fanart of Deku bloody and fucked up like i cannot make this shit up
Izuku: has 8 broken fingers and a broken arm. Todoroki: is cold. It’s anyone’s game.
TOP 10 ANIME DEATHS
Izuku punched him AT LEAST twice and that’s a real damn satisfying thing
“YOU HAVEN’T LAID A SINGLE SCRATCH ON ME.” END ME
For real I love that the point of Deku’s whole screaming fit is that he’s offended Todoroki wont beat him up harder. That’s on par with Bakugou being offended that Todoroki declared war on Izuku and not him.
Todoroki offends a lotta people
“IT’S *Y O U R* POWER” E N D M E
I love when the UA teachers have to play a rousing game of “fuck do we have to intervene before Izuku literally murders himself”
Todoroki’s fire side going the fuck up is just???? damn????? DAMN??? THIS FUCKING OP ANIME CHILD WHOMST I LOVE???
RIP in pieces Mama Midoriya who no doubt died of 14 simultaneous heart attacks when that final collision went down
SERIOUSLY THO THAT EXPLOSION WAS LIKE 8,000 KINDS OF SATISFYING.
The dust settles. Izuku wavers, then collapses, out of bounds. Endeavor lets out a whoot of victory. “That’s my boy!” he shouts. Slowly, Todoroki raises his arm in triumph. Wait a minute. Not in triumph. No look at his hand. He’s got his middle finger up. That’s what he’s raising. Damn all the way to the sky. Fuck You Dad he declares, like a true champion. Endeavor smiles but he’s dead inside.
i cant believe after all these years and games Altair is still ur favorite assassin, whats so special about him anyway
Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad from Assassin's Creed™ (2007) was actually a unique character not only because not white (in a time period, the Crusades, that has been novelized from a purely white/western point of view over and over again) but also for the particular treatment of his personality and development. There was absolutely 0 effort in trying to make him likeable or even understandable, he is basically a huge asshole at first and even after the dramatic change his character goes through, he remains a deeply flawed, aloof, unapproachable man. Which I think is actually a refreshing concept - a character that is allowed to exist on his unlikeable own, instead of trying so very hard to appeal to the mass of gamers as it's often done by the majority of developers, ubisoft usually leading the way on this. And yet he's also very far from the icy, unchanging piece of granite that many thought he was at the time (probably because they payed little attention to the dialogues). During only the course of the first game he undergoes a change which remains among the most impressive in the entire series to this day. In fact, other Assassins have much more time and cutscenes dedicated to them and they change very little in comparison. The fact that Altair goes from the selfish, arrogant piece of shit he is in in the first part of the game to someone apologizing and trying to make amends for his mistakes in the second part, reveals he is more reasonable and reflective than everyone (maybe even himself) thought he was at first. His path is built on questions: those he asks to his victims before they die, and those he starts asking himself, about the real meaning of the Creed and its contradictions. This path begins in the first Assassin's Creed game, but it continues, partially behind the scenes, until his death. And if the development of his character is already remarkable in that game, what comes next is even more impressive. Altair's codex is probably the most interesting document in the entire series and it reveals a life dedicated but to the study of the Apple and to the Order, its refinement, its phylosophy, and the possible solutions to its ancient problems. The fact that in the second part of his life he suffered from deep depression due to his losses - his son, his wife, his best friend - and the many troubles of the Order in an age of great changes, only adds a new layer of interest and sympathy for me personally. Being chronically depressed myself, I cherish every positive representation of depressed characters that still try, still fight, and can even save the day every now and then. I think many of the reasons why I like Altair so much were not even accurately planned ahead by his creators and they are actually the result of coincidences, different teams and different necessities from one game to the other; but nonetheless I still love the character that emerged in the end, I love that he is capable and talented and still fail hard; that he makes huge mistakes and apologizes and tries to do better; that he doesn't just run around killing people, but he also sits down and thinks about what he's doing and why he is doing it; I love that he doubts and falters, even on the Creed that dictated his whole life. While there are many other interesting and more easily likeable characters in the series, Altair is still the n.1 on my personal podium because there's a depth, a complexity and a subtlety to the character that, in my opinion, is still unsurpassed to this day.
he's my piece of trash I personally took him out of the dumpster with my own two bare hands ten years ago and I'm keeping him
(Or: More Things That People Think Make Sherlock Canonically Straight But They Really Really Don’t)
Allow me to address one more incredibly beautiful part of Sherlock (and then I’ll stop overusing the word “beautiful”, sorry, I just loved series four): Let’s talk about what is the point of Molly Hooper.
I’ve always sympathised with Molly, but I admit that from a literary point of view, I didn’t quite get her. If she was a love interest for Sherlock, why would the story not revolve more around her? But if she wasn’t a love interest, where was her character going? Why was she there in the first place? It didn’t feel Moffat-y sound. (And yes, I just made that expression up.)
But looking back on all four series, the intention of Molly’s character actually becomes pretty clear. In a nutshell: At any given moment of the show, Molly is an indicator of John Watson’s feelings towards Sherlock. (No really, let me show you.)
My favorite detail is all this “nazi superscience” is actually stolen from JEWISH scientists ingame, yet you see their rhetoric about the Jewish people all over and how they tout this stolen technology as a sign of their supremacy. But like…
It’s not just the everyday people who believe this. it’s not just empty propaganda. Even the engineers who KNOW about Dat Yichud still see this superscience as Master Race Superiority. It’s one massive case of cognitive dissonance that extends into even the most competent of nazis. For instance, Frau Engel claims to be able to spot a true German from a mile away, yet she doesn’t realize in the train scene that she’s talking to a Polish man of Jewish descent, and when the truth is revealed she doesn’t even think about how dead wrong she was back at the train.
Because the best part of this game, IMO, is that it really gets to the foundation of fascist ideology: Denial. The game goes out of it’s way to show how the nazis are fundamentally at odds with reality, at how their entire society is built on blind luck and cognitive dissonance. Even the most “badass” nazi foe is explicitly as much of a fool as the random nazi sympathizer hopped up on lame propaganda
Okay, i waited to sit down and digest because 7x04 is the most beautiful thing i saw in my life!!! Dany and Drogon Vs Jaime and the Lannisters soldiers was so much better than Battlee of The Bastards and Hardhome united!! This episode will win EVERYTHING at the emmys! I have no doubt!!
DANY AND DROGON WIN THIS SO MUCH!! The end will have me dying for years!! The way Drogon saved his mom..omg! This needs to be seen in the theathers, im IMAX!!! That’s why ladies and gentleman, this is the best show on television!!!!
I dare anyone says a thing about D & D now!!!!
p.s: I will talk about Jonerys scenes in this episode later..because i can’t! I have to many feelings about Dany and Drogon right now!! OMG
On Kairi’s Characterization and “The Fairy Gay Mother”
You know, I get a lot of comments on how my Kairi is so different from a lot of other kingdom hearts, (especially soriku and other m/m ships) fics. I haven’t seen a whole lot of Kairi portrayal outside being at her worst, a ms. mary-sue gets-in-the-way-a-lot, and at her best, a sweetie mom friend who is “highly perceptive,” knew Sora and Riku were in love long before they knew it, and is usually a confidant to one of the boys and gives excellent advice. With nothing at all going on in her life outside of that.
I want to explain why I write Kairi so differently, and why others should too. The majority of her characterization is built off fannon characterizations from a fandom that’s been around a long ass time, starting in the dark age of the internet back when the majority of m/m shipping was bad yaoi tropes and full of only annoying idiot or perfect nice princess females. She’s like a game of telephone, being based off someone’s interpretation of the source material, then someone’s interpretation of that interpretation, and so on and so forth until we forgot what the source material even is.
And as a note, this can be applied to MANY fandoms and their ladies and different third wheels to m/m ships, but I’m mostly focusing on Kairi and her role in Soriku fanfiction, because I’ve been reading soriku fanfiction since I was about 10 and cringing at her portrayal for 8 years now. But, my end game in here can be used for all fandoms, and I encourage people to think about this in terms of that.
The Final Problem:
The Forced I Love You and the Missing Sherlolly Scene
Many have discussed to what extent Sherlock meant the “I love you,” and others also question why the writers would leave out the scene where Sherlock and Molly reunite. A sincere “I love you” can easily feel like a leap because it’s Sherlock, but the Sherlock first seen in series one was an illusion, and Eurus was digging deep trying to unearth the real him. Like classeyspanks said (x), the entire scene was vivisection. Euros was peeling back Sherlock like an onion, and though some have called the missing scene an oversight, there is a strong possibility that it was intentionally left out, and if so, it is not a sign of Molly’s insignificance, but could arguably be proof of canon.
“Say It Like You Mean It”
Why the Fake “I Love You” Theory Doesn’t Hold Up For Sherlock to become truly vulnerable, Eurus needed Sherlock to become wholly invested in that game. She couldn’t afford for him to be detached - to be in such control of his own emotions that his mask remained in place. The scene conveys that it was not forcing Molly to utter “I love you” that made Sherlock emotional. Of course, it pained him to see her in pain, and it pained him to be the source of her agony. Yet, through the beginning of the conversation, he remained in control of his emotions. He had been confident that he could get her to say it. When he ordered her to “Say it anyway,” his insistent expression revealed that he truly expected the next words out of her mouth to be compliance. She was going to say “I love you,” and he was going to save her. He still remained in control.
Then, Molly ordered him to say “I love you.” Though unexpected, it shouldn’t have thrown him. If three words were the only condition to saving her life, most people would have said it. John would have, even Mycroft was in the back making incoherent noises, trying to stay silent, but also trying to say “HURRY UP.” So why did Sherlock start to unravel when Molly asked him to say it back?
There was a very important parallel in that scene. While Molly struggled to say “I love you” to Sherlock because she meant it, Sherlock also wrestled with his own “I love you.” Had he not said just minutes earlier that the words were “very easy” to say? Now, they sat stuck in his throat, and he, the man who never begs for mercy, would rather look at his sister with his eyes pleading, “Please don’t make me do this.”
Episode 4: Attempted matchmaking of Spartace, Jong Kook and Ji Hyo’s eyes meet;
Ji Hyo calls Jong Kook “Hyung” during human curling game and then they low key bicker for the first time awkwardly and politely over Jong Kook cheating
Episode 5: Ji Hyo prevents Jong Kook from getting the last golden pig by grappling his leg
Episode 11: Ji Hyo wants a “Kim Jong Kook voucher” to help her as she is dangerously on the verge of losing giant cardboard jenga
Episode 12: First signs of them being the magnet couple as they stand too close during the opening;
During the Find The Thief game, Jong Kook’s drawing of Jae Suk is used on the cards, and when it is Ji Hyo’s turn to choose a card, she picks Jae Suk’s face instead, inciting praise and a high five from Jong Kook
Episode 13: Ji Hyo falls to the ground from getting scared by the chaser Jong Kook and he asks her why she’s being like this
Episode 14: Jong Kook acts coy with Ji Hyo during the Find The Thief game and pretends to have the thief card;
Ji Hyo grapples Jong Kook’s leg during hide and seek
Episode 15: Ji Hyo is excited at the suggestion of having Jong Kook’s friendship;
Her heart rate increases in anticipation of Jong Kook’s singing and quickens even further when he actually sings
Episode 16: Ji Hyo gets on her knees and hugs Jong Kook’s leg, resting her chin on his thigh and pressurizes him with aegyo to let her go until he cracks- but this is not given much attention because it’s somehow only a big deal when her official loveline lets her go haha
Jong Kook calls Ji Hyo “Ji Hyo-yah” instead of “Ji Hyo-ssi”
Episode 18: Jong Kook picks Ji Hyo as the one he wants to do a romantic scene with based on appearance;
Ji Hyo later pulls his hair for the first time during hide and seek- but it is not the last
Episode 20: Ji Hyo refuses to suffer as the Mission Team’s hero any longer and demands to be in the same team as Kim Jong Kook
Episode 21: No one messes with Ji Hyo and so the best chasing couple is born; The Commander and the Ace completely wipe out the entire Mission team
Episode 24: Heart beat game where Jong Kook is interrogated by Ji Hyo about his past girlfriends
Episode 25: Jong Kook praises Ji Hyo again for her sense to hide in a mascot, and is once again powerless against her begging to be let go
Episode 27: Ji Hyo gets nagged at by Jong Kook and frustrates him for running out at the wrong time
Episode 28: Hug when they get a perfect karaoke score;
Ji Hyo showing her turbo fangirl roots as she screams in excitement when he performs- a recurring event over many other episodes that prove Ji Hyo’s loyalty as a fangirl
Episode 29: Ji Hyo on cloud nine upon being called beautiful by Jong Kook and requests to be called beautiful again. But this is definitely not the last of Jong Kook’s compliments for Ji Hyo;
“The beautiful one! Beautiful Ji Hyo! Where are you?”
“I don’t require the other members today, I only need to have you.”
Episode 30: Ji Hyo picking on Jong Kook by asking why the episode where Jong Kook is the guest hasn’t been planned and they bicker like children
Episode 32: Ji Hyo pulls Jong Kook’s hair and accidentally touches his sensitive chest- almost starting a police case from office basketball
Episode 33: Ji Hyo suddenly leaning and peeking over the corner against Jong Kook during the impromptu hidden camera- making him surprised
Episode 34: Ji Hyo has to pour water into a cup on top of Jong Kook’s head while blindfolded and she fails miserably. She dries Jong Kook down with towels, patting down on his wet upper torso
Episode 35: The Mong Taxi- Jong Kook is picked first by her;
He knows her fave coffee is Americano somehow and he buys two and keeps them warm under his jacket;
Ji Hyo sees him and goes: “Yeah! Kim Jong Kook~”
Adorable stuff that words cannot describe;
“*teasing and back and forth banter*”
“우리 오빠~ 내 동생…”
Episode 36: Spartace goes food shopping at the supermarket like a Girl-Boy Scouts couple who shop really energetically
Episode 37: Ji Hyo predicted as the third generation of people that can control Kim Jong Kook- which is totes tru, and Spartace doing funny bits together and Ji Hyo hits Jong Kook at some point.
Episode 39: Jong Kook runs up to Ji Hyo and teases her by grabbing her name tag. He subsequently gets chided but is still satisfied from his teasing
Episode 40: Ji Hyo keeps sounding slightly off while playing the flute but Jong Kook can’t help but admit it’s super cute and adorbs
Episode 44: Jong Kook lifts his shirt up during a model face off with Jae Suk and Ji Hyo looks away shyly upon being graced with his abs
Episode 46: Jong Kook and Ji Hyo interlock finger high five each other first instinctively when they get a workplace couple right and Jong Kook is overly absorbed when choosing couple rings supposedly meant for MC
Episode 47: Jong Kook tricks Ji Hyo to get the wrong answer so he can answer it correctly- his hair is subsequently pulled because they are teammates. Childishness soon ensues from Jong Kook’ end as he teases her.
Episode 48: Ji Hyo starts tugging Jong Kook’s hair the moment she recognizes it as his
Episode 49: Jong Kook sneaks up behind Ji Hyo and shoots her name tag with a water gun during a face off between Ji Hyo and Goo Hara- Jong Kook denies it but Ji Hyo still goes all Bad Ji Hyo on him.
Episode 51: Jong Kook nags at Ji Hyo and tells her she should’ve brought more food from the buffet. She shuts him up by saying that he shouldn’t be complaining since she got him food.
Episode 53: A sleepy Ji Hyo gets told that the “Oppas that she likes” are teamed with her making Jong Kook smile shyly;
Awesome spartace alertness during the ssam ingredients mission;
Jong Kook pulling Ji Hyo’s ears to tease her because Kwang Soo called her a monkey;
Playing in the water park together and Jong Kook waiting for Ji Hyo
Episode 57: Tae Hyun picks spartace as his teammates. Thank You.
Episode 58: Ji Hyo claims to have voted for Jong Kook as the one who would win that day- but when he betrays her, she reveals that she voted for herself. He is upset by this.
Episode 59: Jong Kook can’t help but take Ji Hyo into his team while holding her hand because she’s the only one left on her team aww but lol she’s actually the spy
Episode 60: Spartace laughing together and being together while having fun fooling “Spy” Gary;
Jong Kook pinching Ji Hyo to stop her from laughing
Episode 62: Ji Hyo recruits Jong Kook as her spy and doesn’t care that he was the spy before in Thailand;
Spartace hug when on the brink of success
Episode 65: Ji Hyo accidentally calling Jong Kook but it’s apparently not the first time
Episode 66: Ji Hyo brushing Jong Kook’s teeth.
Episode 67: Jong Kook’s arm is around Ji Hyo’s chair and it is a recurring event that proves his biasness towards chairs she sits on
Episode 68: Ji Hyo grabbing Jong Kook’s arm as she asks if he senses that something is strange
Episode 70: Jong Kook promising to change his last name if he rips off Ji Hyo’s name tag;
Getting wrecked by Ji Hyo when he betrays her- hair pulling and her removing her jacket in fury;
Kim Jong Kook becomes Song Jong Kook then Yoo Jong Kook;
Jong Kook trying to defend himself when she tells him to stop talking to her- so not getting to talk to Ji Hyo is apparently a scary punishment as he loves talking to her amirite or amirite
Episode 72: Yong Hwa picks spartace to be in his team. Thank You.
Episode 74: Jong Kook teases Ji Hyo by tearing her name tag slightly plus a lot more cute stuff
Episode 75: Ji Hyo is a bad influence on So Hee and teaches her how to mistreat Jae Suk and Jong Kook by ramming her inflatable airplane she’s wearing onto their heads.
Episode 78: Ji Hyo and Jong Kook cutely and subtly nudging each other in the opening
Ji Hyo clambering on Jong Kook to immobilize him during a game
Episode 79: Spartace double win from defeating spy Suk Jin- upgraded to best detective couple from best chasing couple
Episode 81: Jong Kook and Ji Hyo are wearing their special detective name tags
Episode 82: Precious banter where Ji Hyo says his name tag with wings make him look cool and he pretends to be an angel by flapping his wings so they both laugh;
Also the umbrella sharing
Episode 83: Jong Kook teases Ji Hyo who has to touch a fish
Episode 88: Holding hands so they “won’t tear off each other’s name tags” but they only held each other making Haha pretend to attack Ji Hyo so they all hold hands
Episode 90: Jong Kook and Ji Hyo are standing much too close in the opening- and it looks really cute because they’re both sporting high school uniforms so forgive me
Episode 92: They are in the same team. You know what to expect.
Episode 93: Ace decides to help Tiger by voting for Haha and they walk together trailing behind the others but that is somehow a regular thing that happens
Episode 94: Jong Kook and Ji Hyo chit chat although they are not suppose to because they have their own partners that Jong Kook picked
Episode 95: Ji Hyo laughing at Jong Kook wearing a teeny mask while choosing disguises for the undercover mission;
Awesome teamwork in the first mission;
Terrible listening skills in the last mission because they misheard “individual mission” as “team up with yo bae and be super loyal”;
Jong Kook getting all flustered when Jae Suk asks him what in the diddly darn he is doing sticking with Ji Hyo 600% of the time;
Adorable joking time with Spartace featuring multiple herbal juice packs;
Haha and Jae Suk feat. Gary talking about the big fat crushes their cast mates have on each other and how the lion and tiger were fighting at first but ended up falling in love and their baby was a lion/liger/tion but it’s a liger because Jae Suk said so and that means they are the Liger couple- however this is never mentioned again prob because they got beat up for it when it aired lol haha actually not really it’s kinda sad that they didn’t continue it as a joke/super serious thing
Episode 96: Jong Kook scares Ji Hyo when they bump into each other.
Episode 97: His arm is around her chair again smh
Episode 98: Ji Hyo grabbing Jong Kook’s arm when she got scared during the campfire;
Episode 99: Ji Hyo’s hair getting moussed from losing the strength battle with the staff- and Jong Kook teasingly saying she looked even prettier
Episode 100: Ji Hyo’s dress length worries Jong Kook and he gets her to wear a sweater around her waist;
Sitting in the car together
Episode 102: Jong Kook walking into a room behind Ji Hyo to tug on her name tag lightly as a tease- Ji Hyo then crumples to the floor in shock and he helps her up. Jong Kook is lectured for following her which he denies although it’s super obvious from the glee on his face when he entered the room that his sole intention was to “surprise” her
Episode 103: Bickering in the opening prob because Ji Hyo was pissed no one tried to look for her tsk tsk;
Spartace high five when they hear it’s a piggyback mission;
Jong Kook’s first time piggybacking Ji Hyo- takes off like an engine declaring she’s like a backpack and Ji Hyo smiles and laughs happily, resting her chin on his shoulder;
Much more piggybacking and feels;
Jong Kook getting down on one knee to present the Beast name tag to Ji Hyo and she hugs him happily saying he’s cool and he claps for her and they get a golden ring and it’s just
Episode 104: Coach Kook teaching Ji Hyo the basics of volleyball
Episode 105: Their bad laughing habits where they tap and grab each other’s arms;
Ji Hyo immediately offering to go together with Jong Kook when they received the final mission;
Spartace pointing out aquatic life to each other excitedly like a tourist couple visiting the aquarium;
Episode 107: Spartace sitting in the front seat of the car together after completing a mission and tutting about how Kwang Soo tried to trick Jong Kook
Episode 108: Jong Kook riling Ji Hyo up by implying she has short legs/ a long torso
Episode 111: Ridiculous fighting and bickering where they interlock fingers and push and pull and then keep holding hands as they negotiate and stare at each other and what kind of fighting is this someone teach them how to fight without making it weirdly intimate
Episode 113: This opening–
JS “Ji Hyo -yah, we’re all family here”
JK “Yeah that’s right! I’m your older brother-in-law!”
JH “So what?”
Basically Jong Kook trying to get Ji Hyo to like give him extra respect(?)or something but getting wrecked instead;
Jong Kook implying Ji Hyo has short legs or a long torso again and getting a flying kick as response;
Them wrestling for the first time and thankfully not the last time
Episode 114: Staring at her on the bus
Episode 115: Jong Kook appears to grab onto Ji Hyo during the first mission so she doesn’t fall off the platform even though they’re on different teams
Bumps slightly into her when she hops towards him in the chicken fight game- and she falls down and loses, causing Bad Ji Hyo to befall upon him.
Episode 117: Piggybacking, Ji Hyo massaging him and telling him he’s amazing;
Ji Hyo being the only one to succeed this mission and they do their high five thing where they interlock hands and shake back and forth;
Jong Kook sliding his arm over Ji Hyo’s shoulder when he loses at rock-paper-scissors
Episode 118: Ji Hyo and Jong Kook being terrible dates to their respective partners because they can’t help but chit chat with each other instead about how lovely it is to have a barbecue outdoors
Episode 119: Jong Kook rips off Choo Shin Soo’s name tag and a super nervous looking Ji Hyo cheers, and Jong Kook proudly celebrates by yelling Ji Hyo’s name and lifting up the name tag like a husband reporting his success to his wife
Episode 120: Jong Kook is pissed and has no choice but to slide his arm around Ji Hyo’s chair because that apparently makes him feel better or something I honestly have no idea but he shows a lot of favoritism towards chairs she sits on
Episode 122: Return of fangirl Ji Hyo
Episode 124: Jong Kook protecting Ji Hyo from King Kwang Soo’s evil clutches
Episode 126: Ridiculous laughing habits again as they crack up and grab each other as they run to a corner
Jong Kook being super nervous that he would have to do the pepero kiss game with Ji Hyo if Jae Suk was ousted
Ji Hyo and Jong Kook very coincidentally getting ousted and tapping each other to tell the other that they’ve done a good job
Episode 127: Ji Hyo giving him a hard time during the piggyback race including hair pulling, takedowns, and butt touching
Episode 128: Foot tickling and Ji Hyo scaring Jong Kook by implying that she might kick him in his crotch
Episode 129: ant-trapping idols together aww
Very sad scene where Jong kook locks Ji Hyo with Sulli and Lee Joon in a room because they could’ve both gotten eliminated, and apologizes like crazy and looks like a part of him died when her elimination is announced, and it’s like some movie gosh and then Ji Hyo still understanding and trusting him to win
Episode 132: Ji Hyo is Jong Kook’s spy and they meet up secretly a lot and have a bit of skin ship
Episode 137: Apparently Jong Kook can’t forget how much he loved serving Princess Ji Hyo and grabs her arm and doesn’t want to let go when she walks over with Princess Sa Yeon
Episode 138: Spartace is the new campus couple that will rip ur name tags
Jong kook walking an unnecessarily long distance to give Ji Hyo a head pat check even though many of the other members are nearer to her- oh wait I forgot Ji Hyo only lets Jong kook pat her head
Episode 139: Jong Kook and Ji Hyo fix Kwang Soo’s wig together like a couple fussing over their child’s bad hairdo
Kwang Soo smells Jong Kook’s cologne even though its Ji Hyo that’s sitting next to him and Jong Kook is far away ooooooooops hmmmmmmmmm
Episode 140: Ji Hyo drinking too much helium, but her irresistibly cute voice forces Jong kook to wrap his arm around her shoulder
Jong Kook is mysteriously ousted first, and we later find out the spy was our Ji Hyo hmmmmmmmm
Episode 141: Head pat check once filming ends when they walk off because that’s just so necessary
Episode 142: Ji Hyo delaying removing her socks for the acupressure mat so Jong kook forcefully removes it and presses her feet on the mat to tease her
Episode 144: Ji Hyo ousts Jong Kook in the opening mission right after he ousts Kwang Soo- giving her the win. He gets slightly upset because she didn’t even let him say a word or something.
Ji Hyo runs over and demands to know why Jong Kook and Ricky Kim get a minute to complete a mission that she was given half the time for. Jong Kook tells her he’ll give her a minute if she does the Korean related mission in English and Ji Hyo awkwardly walks away and tells them to carry on
Episode 145: carrying her on his shoulders
Episode 147: Jong Kook bumps into Ji Hyo and pretends he thought she wa part of the grass to tease her and she suddenly gets mad about having to wear green even though she wasn’t before
Episode 150: Ji Hyo betrays Jae suk to be on Jong kooks team again and then massages only Jong kook after a sit up mission because she’s very biased
Episode 154: according to Jong kook Ji Hyo looks pretty in anything she wears
Episode 155: Jong kook back hugging Ji Hyo to prevent her from eliminating him
Suddenly running up to Jong kook and holding his hands and staring into his eyes
Episode 156: Ji Hyo threatening death to the other teams and Jong Kook staring at her and laughing because she’s so cute probably
They also dance
Episode 157: according to Jong kook Ji Hyo is a beautiful prosecutor- oh wait I forgot she’s apparently beautiful in whatever she wears and apparently now whatever she does
Ji Hyo and Gary succeed a mission but she reports it happily to Jong kook for a high five instead of celebrating with Gary
Episode 158: sliding his arm around her chair again
Episode 159: Fan girl professional Ji Hyo hears Jong Kook who’s already eliminated singing a Turbo song- and because she’s such a fan girl she has no choice but to stick her head out the door to watch him perform- risking the mission.
Episode 160: Jong kook making Ji Hyo third place for “Monday couple” but we all know it’s because he didn’t want her to suffer in the crappy car
Too much skinship in the helicopter
Jong kook worrying about Ji Hyo getting kidnapped on the pirate ship wow
Episode 162: Ji Hyo screaming again like the fangirl she is when he dances to sistar
Episode 163: Jong kook telling Ji Hyo she’s amazing and then winning her heart with a bridal carry
We’re doing this for Ji Hyo, we must shout her name as we go, if it were anyone else but Ji Hyo we wouldn’t be able to do it
Feeding her potatoes and picking the dog Ji Hyo likes
Episode 165: Jong Kook follows Ji Hyo around when finding clues like a stalker because he knows how good she is at finding stuff- and kinda tackles her to the ground when she does and they are in close contact again tsk
Episode 166: Ji Hyo wears Jong Kook’s cap on top of her own
Haha wins a dress-up game against Jae Suk and everyone goes in for a group hug- yet Ji Hyo only hugs Jong Kook like he made some kind of important contribution
Episode 167: Ji Hyo is very obsessed with a boy from a neighboring school who has boobs that she keeps comparing with her own and pointing at
JK won’t shut up about how much better a boxer JH is compared to Haha
JK basically takes JH in as part of his team and then gets kinda mad when Min Jung ousts JH? Like more mad than he should’ve been especially since JH isn’t exactly on his team and when JH eliminated Gary who WAS his teammate he didn’t really care smh
Episode 168 - Ji Hyo and Jong Kook are the only ones to go to the ends of their diving boards immediately
Episode 169: Wearing helmets while ousting Jae Suk together
Episode 170: adorable lion couple chopping wood and smashing bricks and being very cute plus all that skinship
Episode 171: Jong Kook puts his arm around Ji Hyo during the market game
Episode 172: Jong Kook’s arm is around Ji Hyo’s after Ryu Hyun Jin picks both of them to be on his team
Back hugging during Protect The Queen Dodgeball
Ji Hyo isn’t allowed to go to India with Gary because she’s on the same team as Jong Kook
Episode 173: succeeding the pillow mission early, but chooses to squeeze next to each other in the corner even though there is a large space with many beds just so they can have some sweet pillow talk and they held hands too gosh
Ji Hyo linking arms with Jong kook in the morning because it’s just so cold apparently
Episode 175: Jong kook winning a bun and Ji Hyo not caring and taking a bite
Episode 176: MC Ji Hyo explodes due to Jong Kook
Episode 178: Ji Hyo attends to Jong Kook excessively and gives him many towels because she is biased
Ji Hyo also wrestles away a PD that tried to stop Jong Kook from practicing with the ribbon
Episode 179: Ji Hyo sings Jong Kook’s song December while getting a piggyback ride from Dong Wook
Episode 181: Ji Hyo is supposed to be a secret couple with this guest but apparently needs to practice linking arms with Kookie first
Episode 182: interlocking hands high five with shaking back and forth and feels over the General and her loyal soldier and all the skinship
Episode 185: going around together in the first mission
Getting picked to go against each other in the second mission
Jong Kook eliminating Ji Hyo so intimately in the last mission and Ji Hyo smiling what
Episode 190: Ji Hyo is first to respond to Jong Kook’s call for help
Episode 195: Ji Hyo fan girls again when seeing Jong Kook perform especially with his pretend it’s a door dance
Episode 196: Ji Hyo doing a body search on Jong kook
Them going around together again because Sherlock episode
Episode 199: massaging his arm casually while listening to instructions
Episode 201: Jong Kook asks Ji Hyo if she thinks he is a bull
Episode 202: Jong Kook standing with Ji Hyo’s team instead of his own tsk tsk
Episode 204: touching her dress material when she complains about the warmth
Episode 207: getting him water when he finishes the mission because she cares about him so much
Bickering cutely again
Episode 208: phone call where Ji Hyo asks about his location
Touching each other’s hips and waists during the “fan meet”
Episode 209: wrestling and Ji Hyo biting his chest to win
Episode 210: Jong Kook finds Ji Hyo especially pretty that day when she’s surrounded by not so attractive men but let’s be real he’s just trying to call her pretty again
Episode 213: Jong Kook grabbing onto Ji Hyo and this protects her from being ousted- even though they aren’t teammates
Getting paired up thanks Yeo Jin
Episode 214: Touches her waist at some point and they stand next to each other in the final performance
Episode 215: Protective!JK when Ji Hyo is to play noodle pepero with the male guest, Jong Kook warns the male guest not to try anything funny
Ji Hyo finds this important item for the final mission, an air conditioner, and Jong Kook follows her, causing her to wrap herself around the air conditioner and cry out cutely “its mine~” How Jong Kook did not explode on the spot from the cuteness immediately is a true show of his inner strength
Episode 216: Ji Hyo passing Jong Kook the baton and running with him for a little while
Episode 217: scolding suk Jin even though Ji Hyo made the mistake during a volleyball match because he’s biased
Making a deadly mud ball together
Episode 218: grabbing her waist with his hands directly for the piano mission even though he’s supposedly mr manner hands like even Jae suk had manner hands Jong kook
Intimately ousting Ji Hyo because she found out he was the spy and he stalked her because he knew she’d find out
Episode 219: working together too well in the first mission and accidentally winning
Dancing together and making their own dance train and then bickering cutely and making the guests feel weird probably
Episode 220: Park Soo Hong teasingly asks Ji Hyo to marry him when she wishes him to get married that year- and Jong Kook looks just about ready to murder
Episode 222: Ji Hyo thinks that whoever is on the same team as Jong Kook aka the yellow haired ahjussi has an advantage sweetie if you wanna team up with the bae just say the word no one says no to you
Episode 223: Holding him while doing sit ups
Episode 224: Jong Kook tells Ji Hyo and Suk Jin that he and his partner will sacrifice themselves so they can win- sadly it fails and Gary still wins
Episode 225: Jong Kook and Ji Hyo doing a mission together where they hold hands
Episode 226: Kim Hye Ja compliments that Ji Hyo was very beautiful back when they filmed a drama together- prompting Jong Kook to tease Ji Hyo by saying: yeah, only pretty back then. Kim Hye Ja then KOs him by saying she meant Ji Hyo was pretty both then and now- but let’s be real here JK is obsessed with calling Ji Hyo pretty so
Episode 227: linking arms in the car because Ji Hyo wasn’t allowed to wear her coat but instead of snuggling up with Gary like they teased she snuggles up with you know who
Episode 228: Pepero game and then hugging at the last mission even though no one else was hugging
Episode 230: In the car, Ji Hyo describes an ideal man and Jong Kook insists he does everything Ji Hyo says is ideal in a man because somehow it is very important to act like what Ji Hyo finds ideal in a man i guess hmmmmm
Jong Kook going out of his way to tap Ji Hyo on the back when they laugh at something funny because even when laughing it is important for him to touch her
Episode 231: Jong Kook calls out Ji Hyo’s name
Episode 232: They see each other at the same mission place
Episode 235: They soooo swapped some ingredients look at the dishes
Episode 236: Ji Hyo pours water over Jong Kook’s head
Episode 237: Ji Hyo asks Jong Kook’s partner if he was just nagging the whole car ride and when she says no she insists that the nagging will start soon
Episode 239: Jong Kook forcefully separates Ji Hyo from a male guest she promised to protect nope he’s not jealous at all
Episode 240: Ji Hyo is super entertained by Jong Kook’s performance
Episode 241: Jong Kook keeps blocking Ji Hyo and Haha from cheek kissing during a game
Episode 242: Ji Hyo taunts Jong Kook into becoming the big bad wolf and is scared of him and also is super cute and Jong Kook keeps smiling when she does cute things
Episode 243: Ji Hyo keeps trying to save Jong Kook who’s being grabbed by Jae Suk and Kwang Soo despite Haha trying to get Ji Hyo to run to safety but Ji Hyo doesn’t run until the very last second
Episode 244: Keeps staring at Ji Hyo during this one mission and when Kwang Soo says Noona I want you to Ji Hyo he has to apologize to Jong Kook for some reason
Episode 245: Tells Ji Hyo to move so he can oust Kwang Soo
Episode 246: Jong Kook knows Ji Hyo too well and keeps suspecting her as the quick-witted detective in his car but when it comes to eliminating her Jong Kook can’t bring himself to do it and whoop dee woo she wins
Episode 247: Both the only ones eating Jjamppong and Ji Hyo holds Jong Kook’s jacket in the car
Episode 248: Ji Hyo is squashed behind Jong Kook in a cramped car and breathes heavily on the back of his neck
Episode 249: Ji Hyo picking the healthy jajjang noodles and joining Jong Kook because she wants to let Kwang Soo eat with Uee are you sure though because there were many other places to go to
Episode 250: Ji Hyo biting him and blocking him when he’s in his underwear like for real
Episode 251: Standing next to each other again even though they aren’t partners seriously
Episode 252: suk Jin getting shoved out the way because Kookie hugging mong Ji is priority
Episode 253: Ji Hyo gets pissed at Jong Kook despite Haha being the one most responsible for her getting eliminated and he holds her hand as they walk to the next mission to make her feel better
Episode 255: Riding water slide with Jae Suk and their legs are all over
Episode 256: Ji Hyo chomps on his calf because she forgot to have breakfast
Episode 258: they have no concept of ‘vs’ when it comes to each other anymore, because touching each other and Ji Hyo waiting for Jong Kook when she’s done with the mission and telling him to hurry up is not being competitive sorry
Episode 261: feeding her fried squid
Episode 273: Ji Hyo looks for Jong Kook and tells him that there are a lot of people outside
Episode 275: coach kook strikes again as he teaches Ji Hyo how to hold a straw and she laughs because he’s so naggy. She also whacks him for celebrating when she wins and isn’t on his team
Episode 280: Jong Kook is forced to target Ji Hyo’s name tag which is the hardest target for him because he is too struck by her beauty even after 5 years of staring at it all the time and oh look he’s out
Episode 281: Jong Kook seems to be slightly hurt, Ji Hyo looks concerned and stays by his side, even helping him carry his piece of land.
Episode 282: Hard to catch since this moment is included in a fast-forwarded scene, but Jong Kook can be seen piggybacking Ji Hyo despite her other teammates telling Ji Hyo to push herself around in a sled (the rule was that Ji Hyo’s feet were not to touch the grond), but it can be inferred that someone had a moment of weakness and couldn’t bring himself to say no to her (Jong Kook)
Episode 285: Ji Hyo has to face her fears and touch stuff in a covered box. Like the good dongsaeng that he is, Kwang Soo is next to his noona ready to help her in case, but he gets rejected and kind of told to go away. oops. Ji Hyo then proceeds to kind of demand/force/plead/beg that Jong Kook come by her side and asks for his help to put her hand in the box since it is a very difficult task indeed (whether her cute tone of voice is accidental/intentional aegyo is up for debate) basically we get a lot of ji hyo clinging to her muscly pillar of support <3
Episode 295: Ji Hyo gets smacked in the forehead by Kwang Soo, Bad!JiHyo activates causing Kwang Soo to fear for his life, but Jong Kook grabs Ji Hyo’s arm/hugs her (?) in an attempt to hold the bae back
Episode 297: Ji Hyo says she likes someone whose name starts with the letter ‘J’ and Jong Kook almost charges forward but stops when he sees the male guest whose name also starts with 'J’ move bc he forgot that in the show he isn’t supposed to be head over heels in love with Ji Hyo
Episode 301: Jong Kook defeats Ji Hyo in a pillow fight, and appeases her by dragging her to him, smooshing her face in his chest, arms, and face while rubbing his face against her hair. An arrest warrant has been sent out for Mr Kim Jong Kook for his unnecessary actions involving heavy skinship.
Episode 302: Ji Hyo eats a spicy thing as the entirety of JK and JH’s team got punished for losing the game. She complains as she cannot handle the spicy and JK fusses over her, which means holding her arm and being way too close to her, ignoring the rest of his team that consisted of TWICE members who were also suffering from the spicy or whatever they were eating Jong Kook did not notice as he had to protect his bae from the spicy
Episode 303: Ji Hyo is worked up when Jong Kook gets eliminated like its the end of the world even though she did not have such a reaction when Gary was eliminated as such before hand
Episode 304: Ji Hyo voluntarily gives herself up to be eliminated yet Jong Kook still feels the need to hold both her hands to “restrain” her
Episode 306: Ji Hyo just ~inconspicuously~ offers to help Jong Kook with a mission that she did not justify having skills for
Ji Hyo wins sock wearing match, prompting Jong Kook to proclaim his love for herbeing on her team.
Episode 308: Jong Kook is ridiculous and holds Ji Hyo’s hand way too much. Also Jong Kook piggybacked Ji Hyo!!
Episode 310: Ji Hyo massaged Jong Kook what’s new amirite
Episode 311: Ji Hyo attacks Jong Kook in a hockey game and they’re a little touchy there
Episode 314: Jong Kook suggests attacking Ji Hyo first in the second mission but doesn’t follow through at all
In the third mission Ji Hyo clings to Jong Kook a lot
Episode 315: Oh no oh gosh where do i begin
There’s way too much clinging, talking about each other and sticking to each other whilst keeping a huge gap between themselves and the other members
Episode 319: Jong Kook touches Ji Hyo a little bit when stealing her blackmon
Ji Hyo is already ousted, but Jong Kook decides he wants to grab both her hands and tease her about how they could stick two more name tags on her back basically teasing her again about having a long torso he seems way too obsessed with that torso of hers though
What's wrong with PLL Masterlist--- this will be long
includes spoilers from tonight’s episode 5/9
1. okay so for starters let’s just talk about the ships.
so we’re really going to pretend like it’s okay for spoby to only date because yvonne died, emison to only date because allison was impregnated against her will with emily’s eggs (dafuq even is that i swear i thought that was a joke theory people made up), and ezria is really going to get married when his “dead” fiancé literally just returned after having been kidnapped for two years. okay can we just think about that for a second. these poor side characters. i know there’s a lot of hate on paige and yvonne and probably nicole too but do they really deserve all of this? do even the main characters even deserve all of this? i mean kidnapped for 2 years. that is intense
2. okay im kind of sort of all for charlotte and lucas having been friends because connections but not really because allison was a b-tch and she would call lucas hermie… can’t we assume charlotte knew about that… and yet she was still obsessed with allison???? why? idk maybe that’s just me.
3. i was probably one of the biggest contenders for the aria being evil plot line because let’s be real she’s got nothing else going for her. (sorry ezra) but you’re trying to tell me that she’s going to just turn evil???????? just cuz she doesn’t want to be on the “losing team?” and now poor hanna has to face the consequences. hasn’t aria already done enough to hanna?
— to be clear i’m talking about when ali came back and hanna went through this like intense hard time because ali was the worst to hanna like caused hanna psychological issues and aria knew about this and everybody knew about this but instead of talking to her about why she was drinking and acting out, aria got mad at her when her mom’s fiancé was super ultra inappropriate with hanna.—
anyways back to the point, if arias going to be evil, why can’t she have been evil from the start? it makes no sense for her to turn on her friends now when they’re supposed to be loyal best friends.
4. oh and what bs was that? sydneys on the A team because it’s nice being on the winning team my butthole. sydney wasn’t on the losing team! sydney wasn’t even on a team??? like A wasn’t going after her, the girls weren’t going after her, she’s the one who brought herself into the game. don’t give me this bs. also just why are all of these irrelevant people coming back… and onto my next point
5. Pastor Ted??? really? you HAD to go there? i don’t even understand what happened in that entire scene. he’s charlottes dad? i don’t even know. i mean i love ted but he’s not supposed to be involved. again with unnecessary involvement of irrelevant characters.
6. oh yeah and i just have to throw this out there- ezria is f-cked up! like i can’t begin to describe it. first of all- student teacher relationships are gross, but even if u get passed that- the stalking? like sorry guys, season 4 happened and ezra was like super dangerous and now aria just acts like it didn’t happen. not only did he stalk the girls and purposely hook up with aria when she’s underage, but then when spencer found out, he snuck into her reports and inappropriately handled the situation by telling aria? he’s a teacher! if he finds that out tell her parents!!! whatever ezra is scum and people need to face it.
7. onto another character that i don’t understand why people like… Allison dilaurentis!!! ok, emison shippers, hold on. hear me out. if it helps, i hate all of emily’s other love interests too- except maya because maya was sent from heaven above. but you mean to tell me that allison dilaurentis would “help” hanna marin puke, constantly tell her to watch her weight or stop eating or whatever, lead emily on like a puppet, threaten aria and her family, bully lucas, bully mona, bully jenna, bully everybody in the school… and people think she has redeeming qualities? ok and that’s not it. bc i know what you’re thinking- “oh but her character developed soooo much!” don’t even give me that. her character didn’t develop. her character went from being the worst to magically being good. except even now that she’s good, she’s never once apologized to anybody. in fact she’s still a b-tch to paige. she never even mentions that she gave hanna an eating disorder. oh and then in this season when she says addison is worse than her just bc addison looks at her phone while talking to teacher? please tell me nobody believed that crap. i mean seriously please tell me that, because allison was 100x worse.
also ik some people will disagree that she led emily on but i mean what else would i call it’s she clearly knew emily loved her and then “just for practice.” even if it wasn’t just for practice, saying that screwed emily up and we know it. and now allison claims territory over emily like a dog anytime paige is near. when paige is gone, allison couldn’t care less what emily does
8. so many plot holes i don’t have time for that
9. sorry but again, they REALLY went with the storyline of allison being impregnated with emily’s eggs. no. N.O.
10. mona deserves better. mona deserves better. mona deserves better. MONA DESERVES SO MUCH BETTER SAY IT WITH ME PLEASE!
11. but where are the actually relevant characters… melissa, wren, jason, idk there’s definitely way more but i’m done rn
I mean we all know there’s so much more but this was really just inspired by tonight’s episode specifically because my mind was blown by all of it and that they really went there over and hover again. sorry if people love ezria or emison and i offended u. i don’t exactly have something against the ships it’s just that when u really think about it, it’s pretty messed up. but sorry this is long, i guess i had a lot more on my mind than i thought.
Word: Youtuber Character: Yuuri (HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU WONDERFUL PERSON)
THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES ANON!!! You are a wonderful human as well :) :)
I will admit that other than a handful of gamers (and then mostly on Twitch), I don’t know a lot of YouTube “characters” sooooo I am going to randomly pull out this alternate meet AU
The One where Victor is Clueless wherein Victor discovers the youtube channel of HamsterBoy3 who posts videos of Yuuri pole dancing. Phichit is the best, all the time :)
It had been three months since Victor and Yuuri had taken their shared paint class in Detroit. It had been three months since they had met, toppled ridiculously in love and started dating. It had been four days since they had been reunited in Sochi, sneaking between their reserved rooms to steal kisses throughout the night. In short, it had been the best three months and four days of Yuuri’s entire life.
He had been smiling from the moment he stepped from the plane and into Victor’s arms. The scene at the airport hadn’t been subtle and for the first time, Yuuri didn’t care about the existence of the press or their opinions. Victor was solid and real, arms wrapped tightly around Yuuri’s waist, and the rest of the world had faded out of existence. Remembering the rush of emotion and the feeling of returning to Victor’s side, Yuuri sighed with happiness as he leaned back against Victor’s chest. There was a movie playing on the hotel television, but he hadn’t paid attention to it in over twenty minutes.
“Yuuri,” Victor cooed, winding his arms around Yuuri’s middle and pulling them closer together. “I have been meaning to ask you something.” Yuuri felt warm and cozy in Victor’s arms, and he began to lose his train of thought as Victor nuzzled into Yuuri’s neck. All of the phone conversations and Skype chats were nothing compared to feeling Yuuri’s body against Victor’s own. He hadn’t realized how much he loved having someone to cuddle with, until Yuuri was his to cuddle.
The little kisses being dotted on Yuuri’s shoulder were tiny daggers poking holes in his anxiety bubble as it tried to inflate in his stomach. This was Victor, and Victor wouldn’t do anything to upset Yuuri, especially knowing that they would have to appear in the midst of a crowd at the banquet that evening. As the Sochi gold and bronze medalists, they wouldn’t be able to avoid the banquet, but Victor had promised to stay by Yuuri’s side and never leave him alone.
Sensing the hesitation in Yuuri’s silence, Victor removed one of his arms from Yuuri’s waist to reach for the abandoned phone next to him. “Have you ever heard of a YouTuber character named PoleBoy13?” The excitement in Victor’s voice carried to the beating of his heart, as he unlocked his phone and clicked on the YouTube app.
Groaning, Yuuri dropped his head forward in between his knees all the way to the mattress. It had been naive to think that after finding Phichit’s YouTube channel that Victor wouldn’t eventually locate the regrettable four videos posted on Yuuri’s abandoned version. A lost bet and way too much alcohol had lead to the production of the channel, and Yuuri began cursing himself for never taking it down.
Chuckling, Victor opened his favorites list, bringing up the first video. The sounds of Black Widow filled the hotel room. “What are my chances of seeing a live performance of this?” Victor slid the phone under his own knee and nudged it under Yuuri’s still dropped head. “This is… well… I have watched it a lot.” The embarrassment flooded Victor’s face as he tucked his head back against Yuuri’s shoulder.
“Really?” Intrigued, Yuuri lifted his head, twisting to face Victor. The song was still going, as the video image of Yuuri continued to spin around the pole in the vacant dance studio.
Peeking up, Victor gaze Yuuri a sheepish smile. “I don’t know what is more of an aphrodisiac, your skating or your dancing.” Cheeks blazing, Victor hid his face again, fighting against Yuuri’s fingers as they tried to lift his chin. “Don’t make fun of me,” he whined, burying harder into Yuuri’s side.
“There is alcohol tonight, right?” Yuuri contemplated, turning his body fully to wrap an arm around Victor’s shoulders. “That video was created after lots and lots of alcohol.” Smirking, Yuuri watched as Victor finally lifted his head with a smirk of his own.
“Bottoms up, baby,” Victor whispered, tackling Yuuri back onto the mattress as they laughed their way into kissing.
Do you know what my favorite line of dialogue is from Uncharted 4? I’m gonna tell ya:
This shit gets me. Every. Single. Time. It perfectly sums up… Everything. Their entire relationship. Everything they’ve been through and are currently going through. And it’s some subtle foreshadowing (this game does some spectacular foreshadowing and one day I’ll sit down and do a gif set of the best examples of it because damn.)
Every time this guy blunders his way into some disaster, here comes Elena Fisher at hour zero to save his ass and push him on to achieve his (lbr, crazy) goals. This game is full of damn fine writing and this is my absolute favorite line in the entire goddamn game. This entire scene is so subtle and heartfelt and heart-breaking in its melancholy.
[For their sudsy sequel to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, ABC and Shondaland tried to get as authentic as possible–which meant eschewing the customary soundstage and hitting the road to find the perfect Renaissance-era settings. “It’s the most amazing thing about the show,” says executive producer Heather Mitchell of the show’s commitment to shooting the entire seven-episode series on location. “You can’t even say that about Game of Thrones.” A cathedral in Salamanca, Spain, built in the 1200s hosted key scenes including the wedding of Romeo (Lucien Laviscount) and Juliet (Clara Rugaard). A breathtaking gazebo located a few hours outside of Madrid was used for a lunch shared by Romeo’s cousin Benvolio (Wade Briggs) and Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Lashana Lynch). Based on Melinda Taub’s 2013 YA book of the same name, the show also features Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Anthony Head as Juliet’s father, Lord Silvestro Capulet.
Filming in public was mostly a dream for the cast and crew, who spent about five months in 2016 shooting across Europe–except when Reign heartthrob Torrance Coombs showed up to play Juliet’s suitor Count Paris. “We didn’t realize that he’s a major teen idol in Spain,” admits Mitchell. “When we shot in Salamanca, there were throngs of teenage girls screaming like they just saw the Beatles.” – Lynette Rice]