do you guys ever think about how yuri plisetsky, at just age fifteen, has apparently been supporting his family through his figure skating via government grants which means not only does he have to regularly compete, but he always has to do well and to consistently perform, so he’s probably never allowed to have an off performance or it means less money, less support, less opportunities, and when victor nikiforov himself, five time world champion, offers to choreograph a program for him, yuri jumps at the chance because yes, think of how much he could get if he won his very first grand prix series off of victor’s choreography – think of his ailing grandfather whom he loves so much, an absentee mother – figure skating is everything to yuri, it’s the only thing he thinks he has to offer, it’s the thing he relies on the most for emotional and financial support, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. so he throws everything onto the ice, wins the junior championship just as victor said, and now he’s about to make his pro senior debut and he’s gonna get victor to make good on his promise and–
victor just… disappears. flies across the world, completely forgets he ever promised yuri anything, turns around and blatantly uses yuri while making it clear that beyond a week’s worth of coaching him on a program, victor has no intentions of giving yuri anything bc he’s so wrapped up in yuuri
and yuri feels – abandoned, betrayed, hurt; left behind again like he always is, left waiting like he always is, used as a means to an end; is it any wonder he’s pissed off? but then this beautiful, brilliant boy takes a program he only spent a week learning from its choreographer – he takes that program, refines it, improves it and breaks victor’s world record with it, slaps victor in the face with it by winning over yuuri and telling him, victor nikiforov is dead, victor isn’t everything yuri had thought he would be and it doesn’t matter bc yuri will make himself, define himself, choose things for himself now.
do you ever think about this bc i do and it hurts me but i love this boy so much, he deserves everything
Aries: Drives to the city. Be spontaneous, go crazy! Show them how much fun you’re having and eat lots of food
Taurus: Cute little coffee shops and parks. Take lots of aesthetic pictures and tell them how you cute the pictures are
Gemini: Lazer tag (they’re really good at it) Eat lots of weird cool food after and talk lots
Cancer: Water balloon fight and pizza afterwards. Movies at home. Blanket forts. Staying up til dawn talking
Leo: The beach. Picnics on hot sand, and drowning each other in cold water. Show each other off because y’all know you’re hot
Virgo: Star gazing. Lay a blanket out with lots of food. Talk and laugh endlessly about anything and everything
Libra: Dog park. Play with dogs even though you don’t have any on your own. Rename them and come up with sneaky plans to steal them
Scorpio: Make food and bake goods at home. Throw flour at each other. Drink hot chocolate and cuddle while waiting to eat your chocolate chip cookies
Sagittarius: Art museum. Take pictures of each other, and post on ig with the caption “s/he’s the real art (;”
Capricorn: Attempt to break guinness world records. Stuff as many marshmallows as you can in your mouth, see who can keep their eyes open the longest. Then do fun stuff with the extra material afterwards
Aquarius: Roadtrip. Buy cool souvenirs and stay in shady hotels because you can’t afford a nice hotel yet. Take pictures of moments, not things
Pisces: Take a nap together. Wake up smiling groggily in each others faces. Then blast music and make breakfast together
no matter what happens and what hate, disrespect, and racism comes their way (which, lots will),
they’re not walking alone. they’ve got us. they’ve dealt with hate since day one but the difference between then and now is the literal millions of people behind them. as you can tell by the voting we’ve obviously got a strong online presence that we gotta use to cheer them on and shape the narrative in their favor. bangtan defends army, army defends bangtan. they’ve talked about this plenty of times and have always given us overwhelming love and thanks. they trust and rely on us. we’re the reason they don’t have to worry and can focus on growing bigger and better. this is the time to show that and show how no hate can slow them down or dampen their shine even a little. we’ve easily got the numbers to call out any bullshit ignorant western critics wanna throw at them. tho please be careful because how we behave reflects on them and we want to make the boys proud so dont be an asshole, dont be petty or disrespectful, but dont stand for bullshit. lets earn the thanks they will no doubt give us win or lose.
lets be real yall, more fame and attention in america and the west does expose them more hate. gross racists are going to call them chinese, make north korea jokes, make fun of their english, reference asian stereotypes. misogynistic assholes are going to ridicule them for defying gender roles, for putting effort into their appearances, for having a largely young girl fan base. ignorant fucks will try to devalue and dehumanize them by treating them like a “cute little boy band” but none of that shit is gonna stop them from being mother. fucking. bangtan. sonyeondan.the internationally acclaimed, world tour selling out, record breaking, amazingly strong and hard working group that we love. and this is just the beginning cause they’re only going up from here.
at the end of the day the boys are gonna be true to themselves and we’re gonna be there supporting them. let’s make them bulletproof.
-lay humping the floor but being stopped by his mom aka suho
-’oh shit’ by Park Chanyeol
-chen’s vocal range
-xiumin’s high note
-EXO-K ‘history’ dance practice video
-depressing christmas songs all the time
-lay owning SM after being the only chinese member left
-specifically the 2013 one
-’my lady’ live performance
-sekai dancing on water
-’artificial love’ performance
-’open arms’ cover
-chanyeol’s rap on ‘lightsaber’ and ‘overdose’
-teasers featuring 75% by kai
-new abs all the time
-lay’s solo debut album breaking guiness world records
-kai’s ‘deep breath’ solo stage
-EXO-K singing in spanish
-EXO next door
-heart attack VCR
-EXO as little chickens on ‘happy camp’
-blow it like a flute
-everyone just wants xiumin to talk
-baekhyun’s high note in ‘el dorado’
-tree of life
-everyone teasing suho
-they’re really random
-chanyeol is the most multitalented person ever
-lay + butts
-EXO-M ‘two moons’ dream kpop fantasy concert performance
-tao + martial arts
-the video they imitate animals
-breaking every record ever
-’when the skies and the grounds were one legends through there twelve forces nurtured the tree of life. an eye of red forces created the evil which covered the heart of tree of life and the heart slowly grew dry. to intent an embrace for heart of tree of life, the legends hereby divide the tree in half and hide each side hence time is overturned and space turns askew. the twelve forces divide into two and create two suns that look alike, into two worlds that seem alike. the legends travel apart. the legends shall now see the same sky but shall stand on different grounds, shall stand on the same ground but shall see different skies.the day the grounds begin a single fault before one sky in two worlds that seem alike, the legends will greet each other.the day the red forces purify and twelve forces reunite into one perfect root - a new world shall open up’
So Four Continents runs from Feb. 15-19, which means Victor and Yuuri will probably be there for Valentine’s Day so Yuuri can practice for a few days before competing, as is standard (men’s short program is on the 17th).
Imagine Victor having all this mushy stuff sent to the hotel and the practice rink on the fourteenth?? SO EXTRA, SO IN LOVE. Like some other skaters get a few things too, but everyone just sees big, extravagant bouquets coming in and they immediately go “oh Yuuri Katsuki is over there.” Yuuri is flustered, maybe a little exasperated, but also touched and endeared because oh Victor.
Phichit, who is of course also competing at 4C, is having the time of his life.
(I’m sure Yuuri will do something very sweet for Victor as well, even if not so extra, and of course, also bring home a gold medal for Valentine’s Day.)
In November 1889,
American journalist Nellie Bly began her record-breaking 72 day trip around the
world. She was inspired to take this trip after reading Jules Verne’s 1873
novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Bly traveled mostly by steamships
and railroads with the journey taking her through England, France, Pakistan,
and Japan. On January 25, 1890, Bly returned to New Jersey 72 days and 6 hours
after her trip began.
Nellie Bly became a media sensation and a board game was
created to celebrate her accomplishment. Gamers of 1890 would spin the dial and
travel around the board until they reached the end. They would also want to
avoid certain squares on the board which saddled them with delays similar to
those Bly encountered, such as waiting for a ship to depart. If you look
closely at the game board, you can see that a stormy day would take you back 10
It seriously itches me that not more people talk about Yuzuru’s unbelievable mental strength he has shown in the Free Skate. We just need to talk about it because it’s a nearly impossible human act this boy has shown us and I still can’t grasp it. Just think about it, Yuzuru has been in 5th place after the Short Programm because of a major mistake. All hopes and possibilities of finally getting that title seemed to have vanished and on top of that he felt like he just let his whole country down. The critics were already passing him off and the chances that he would be flying home without a medal were actually growing.
But Yuzuru managed to completely delete every single one of these thoughts from his mind. He went out there during his Free Skate and showed the whole world what he was capable of. Not only did he manage to skate a thoroughly magnificent performance without literally a single flaw, he also won the whole competition all while being in the 5th place and on top of that breaking his own world record of getting the most points during any Free Skate ever all over again. Just one of these three achievements alone would already be more than amazing and truly remarkable. But he skated a flawless programm, got that world record and won the world championships all in one single evening after already getting declared as hopeless.
Yuzuru Hanyu has more than my total respect and I will never understand how this boy is possible in any sense. Thank you so much Yuzuru. You’re amazing.
...Is there a Top 10 Memes Inspired By Yuuri Katsuki?
In the Rivals universe Yuuri is the source of hundreds of
different memes but there are a few that are especially popular and persistent.
10) “I’m not that
special” - *breaks a world record* - In an interview after his record breaking free
skate Yuuri at one point said ‘I’m not that special’ during an answer to a question. “I’m not that special” - *breaks a world record* and variations thereupon
becomes a meme very soon afterwards
9) I Will Never Be As
Extra As Yuuri Katsuki – aka the phrase people use after someone says you
are ‘extra’ as a joke about how Yuuri decided to confess his love in the most
dramatic and public way possible and no-one will ever be able to top that level of extra
8) ‘He likes it too
much’ – From one of my previous top tens about Yuuri’s response to a
reporter asking if he thought it was degrading to make Viktor get down on his
knees for him. The video clip was edited many times to all the usual reaction
clips and gif of when someone has an amazing clapback
7) Reaction Picture
– The reaction picture I mentioned in a previous ask where Chris makes a certain
joke during one of Yuuri’s interviews and Yuuri looks like he wants to die from
embarrassment. It becomes a popular reaction picture
6) ‘do a quad flip’
– ‘do a quad flip’ becomes a phrase people use as a joke when someone is trying
to work out how to ask out their crush
5) ‘creating your own
Katsuki’ – from a previous ask someone sent in ages ago, once the truth is revealed about
what really started the rivalry, all celebrities always joke that you should
always be nice to your fans unless you want to ‘create your own Katsuki’
4) ‘Everyone is Gay
for Yuuri Katsuki’ – this one arose after Yuuri performed the Eros routine
at Rostelecom. The running joke is everyone, regardless or gender, would
definitely be down for it with Eros!Yuuri and that Eros!Yuuri was also a lot of
peoples sexual awakenings.
3) The Way Viktor
Looks At Yuuri – You know the phrase “get yourself a guy who looks at you
like ____ looks at____.” “Get yourself a guy who looks at you the way that Viktor
Nikiforov looks at Yuuri Katsuki” becomes a variation of that.
2) Cards Against
Humanity – Cards Against Humanity do a celebrity special extension pack where
they make cards related to specific celebrities and Yuuri’s one is a variation
of one of their classics. ‘How to Get Yourself A Man By Yuuri Katsuki – 1) Get
insulted by childhood idol and spend the next ten years of your life focused on nothing
but your burning desire for revenge 2) ??? 3) Marriage
as an adjective - ‘Katsuki’ becomes an adjective to describe certain
things. So you can be petty or you can be ‘Katsuki’ petty aka throwing darts at
their picture and making snarky comments vs devoting your whole life to ruining
everything they’ve ever worked for just for your own satisfaction, you can hate
them or you can ‘katsuki’ hate them aka do you actually
hate them or do you say you hate them but you actually want to bone them etc.
There are a lot of different variation!
genre: part one in a drabble series called ‘limerence’ about boyfriend!zach
about: not only did you literally stumble into zach, but into his heart as well.
Your first day at a brand new school couldn’t be going better. You had single-handedly managed to rip your brand new silk dress, lose your class schedule, and make 0 friends in a span of less than 4 hours.
“What kind of shit is this?” You thought to yourself as you searched the sea of students in the crowded hall for a friendly face, finding none. You needed to ask someone to show you where the science hall was and help you open your locker, but no one seemed to want to give you the time of day.
There was a tedious familiarity of standing alone in a crowded space, watching people pass you by and feeling like you were merely an object strategically placed to display teenage normalcy.
The end of lunch was fast approaching and standing feeling sorry for yourself was getting old. With newfound determination you bobby pinned the strap of your dress back on, put the loose tendrils of your hair behind your ear, and murmured a soft, “you got this, kid,” under your breath.
You had spotted a girl dressed in a vivid daffodil colored sundress and you made a beeline straight towards her. Consumed by your sudden sense of purpose and thoughts of how she looked like a beacon of light in the cold murky waters that was the student body, you hadn’t noticed a certain tall basketball player was about to cross your path.
With a small gasp of surprise you butted straight into his side, swaying backwards and tripping over your feet. A small groan of defeat left your lips as a small ache developed on the bridge of your nose.
“Hey are you okay?”
His voice was like deep, rich, smooth chocolate and laced with such genuine concern that it almost seemed to quell the dull twinge of pain on your face. Wanting to see if such an alluring voice had an equally alluring face you looked up and damn it did.
You could feel your eyes involuntarily widening and the once leisure pace of your beating heart turn rapid. You swept over the gorgeous expanse of his face, committing the slope of his nose and the smooth flesh of his pout to memory in case you never had another chance to be at such close proximity to him.
“Not trying to be rude, but i’m pretty sure we lost this staring contest a long time ago.” His words brought you back to reality and an uncontrollable blush coated your cheeks, you were sure he could feel the burning heat of them.
“Actually you lost, i’ve been staring for how long?” Is all you could muster, trying to mask your embarrassment with humor. The beautiful stranger let out a small chuckle, a sound so lovely it brought a smile to your face.
“So long I think you broke a record just now,” he responds playing along. “The dudes from guinness world records should be here any minute now.”
You pretend to look around the halls in search for them. “Good. They’re not here yet, I still have time to prepare my acceptance speech.” You both laugh at your comment and you can’t help the bubbling giddiness you feel from the silly exchange of words with him. “You’re funny, whats your name?”
“Nice. I’m Zach.” You had never thought a name could be this hot until now. Wanting to prolong your time with him, get your stupid locker open, and get to at least one class without being late you asked, “Well Zach, besides helping me break world records would you mind helping me with the glorious task of opening my locker and taking me to the science hall? You will be rewarded generously.”
His coffee brown eyes look off into the distance, pretending to ponder over your offer. “Lead the way.”
Your lips turn up in a content smile, walking over to your locker with a spring in your step. “My combination is 0-8-24.”
You watch as his lithe fingers spin over the lock, opening it on the first time with a satisfying click. “There you go.”
You try not to gape at how quickly and simply he opened it, you had stood there before for a good 10 minutes without any luck. “I swear I know how to open lockers, this one just didn’t like me.”
He smiles amused at how adorably your eyebrows furrowed, expressing your distaste at the rusty blue locker. “Well now that this is opened, whats my reward?”
He takes a flirtatious tone, insinuating that he has a certain something in mind.
“Well that depends, what do you want?” Your words come out breathy as he steps closer to you. He laughs lightly at the sudden change in your tone, the once ringing voice now soft-spoken.
“A date,” he responds in an indifferent tone that is more suited to say just buying some stuff or gonna go out for a walk. You raise your eyebrow at his request, faking your cool composure.
“Take me to the science hall and submit a one page essay about why I should and I might just consider it.”
hello! this is the first time i’ve ever put one of my works out there and i’d really appreciate any feedback anyone has :-)
Why would you write fic about Victor and Yuuri breaking up when you can instead consider them trying to break the world record for the longest hug. I think it’s like 24 hours. That’s a very long hug, but they are determined and stupidly in love.
so 2017 is here, and that means we’re all going to try to change for the better. we all know that most people don’t succeed, but why is that? my theory is that a lot of people don’t know how to keep their motivation consistent. turns out many psychologists have actually figured out a kind of equation for motivation, factors that play into whether or not we keep our resolutions, habits, and goals. i read this amazing book about this equation and“hacking” your motivation and made notes of some of the main takeaways. enjoy and happy 2017!
take advantage of “success spirals”
set yourself a series of achievable goals and then achieve all of them until you expect only success and failure is no longer familiar. this is a great way to get started living a motivated life. example: start out your new year by changing one habit that’s small enough where success is likely, and use that success to propel you to larger goals.
commit early on
choose now to limit your later options, preventing yourself form making the wrong choice in the face of temptation. signing up for a public speaking engagement that you know you should do is much easier 2 months beforehand, thereby forcing you not to chicken out when the going gets tough.
surround yourself with motivated people
have a workout or study buddy with similar goals as you. you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. example: read or watch biographies of inspirational people whose lives you would like to emulate. go on a social media diet, in which you only see motivating and positive posts by motivated and positive people.
visualize the success you want to achieve, contrasting it with the life you currently live. Add in implementation intentions and process visualization for more oomph. michael phelps does this for every race, “playing the video tape” of the perfect race in his head. this allowed him to break a world record in 2008 with water in his goggles.
get into flow
flow is a psychological state characterized by being completely absorbed in whatever it is you’re doing. musicians, writers, and other creatives often report this while making their best works. how to get into flow? tasks which are too easy or too hard are not engaging, so find ways to make tasks challenging but possible. compete against yourself, or against others. getting into flow is most achievable when something is familiar to you and you can do it automatically, but it still contains mentally stimulating elements.
connect your goals to passion
look for ways to connect tasks with major life goals, so that you can remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. set up extra reminders of those connections where you’ll see them (ex: every day i make my goal of saving 100 dollars i am that much closer to financial freedom). make sure you’re on a path to goals you actually want and that the journey is making you happy. If it isn’t, consider something more intrinsically motivating.
care for yourself
everything is better when you’re alert. sleep well, eat well, move your body every day, guard your circadian rhythms, and avoid burnout. cure energy lows with quality breaks, movement, sunshine, and good music. match intensive tasks with periods of high energy.
if you can’t bring yourself to do your main task, at least get some other things out of the way. it’s not perfect, but perfect is the enemy of good. get used to the act of doing consistently, rather than having things be perfect, so it doesn’t paralyze you. do not be afraid of failure, because it is the fastest way to learn.
celebrate your successes with any reward that will motivate you (treats, crazy dance parties, an hour of social media or video games?). we all know the feeling before a deadline where it seems as if our life for the next week is just a never-ending tunnel of drudgery and work.
this one is related to rewards – plan times to have as much fun as you can - this leads to more efficient recreation, and it also lets you focused on your goals during the other times, rather than just having low-grade leisure constantly tempting you as an option. ex: rather than taking a “break” every two minutes to check your instagram feed, do something that will actually burst your mood, make you laugh, or release some of the tension in your body.