I probably the best reading week I’ve ever had, thanks to my incredibly wonderful friends who wrote fics for me for my birthday (they made a collection which you can find here! I am so, so thankful for them all 💙) as well as some other great updates!
Easy Now with My Heart by braveten, Teen, 12k (WIP) “Fast, Yuuri. Pow pow.” “Pow pow?” He giggles—Victor Nikiforov, figure skating champion, Olympic athlete, Yuuri’s idol, who is currently sick and delusional, giggles—and puts his hand on Yuuri’s chest, pillowing his head there, too. “Pow pow,” he repeats as he feels his heartbeat. “Pow pow, pow pow. Fast, see?” Oh. I LOVE THIS SO SO MUCH <3
Batter Up! by Shadow_sensei, Teen, 2.9k Victor and Yuuri are celebrating their birthdays together and decide to bake their own cakes, competing against each other to see which of their cakes will be the one to win over the party. Neither have baked a cake in years. SO cute!
Look How We’ve Grown by maydei, Teen, 7k Victor’s been alive for thirty years, but every day with Yuuri brings new surprises. Life. Love. Fun. Family. Yuuri’s presence in his life has brought them all, and Victor wouldn’t trade it for the world. LOVE!
they say its your birthday by ebenroot, Teen, 3.6k “Clowns are creepy. We’re not having a clown, Victor.” “What if I dressed up as a clown?” Yuuri is pensive for a moment, then he pushes his glasses further up his nose in a disapproving manner. “Then I’m afraid I won’t be able to have sex with you until that mental image of you in clown makeup is purged from my mind,” Yuuri says with a shrug. BABIES AND CAKE OMG
Duckling by missmichellebelle, Teen, 3.6k The ballet classes are, inevitably, Victor’s idea. THE MOMS IN THIS OMG I love the end, so adorable!
The Best Kind of Present by Reiya, Teen, 2.4k Yuuri is having a crisis over what to get Viktor for his birthday. Thankfully, Viktor already has a pretty good idea of what he wants… This is SOO AMAZING!!!
(Only By You) My Heart Always Movesby lily_winterwood, Teen, 6k This is their first birthday together, and he’s already screwing it up by not having a present for Yuuri. Yuuri, who had fought tooth and nail for them, who had traversed the seven seas to return to him, who had taken the words they had shared in the early months of their intimacy and turned them into something beautiful, something perfect. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
To Loving Tension by whalefairyfandom12, Mature, “Hey, Yuuri?” / “Yes?” / “Did you know people write fanfiction about us?” Yuuri froze, any traces of sleepiness vanishing with his previous tranquility. / “What?” / “Mm. Phichit sent me a link. It’s tagged with endurance, hair pulling, blowjobs, possessive behavior, and they are in love.,” Viktor mused. “It sounds realistic so far.” OMFG… just… you have to read this omg!
A Hitman’s Guide to Emergency Gift-Giving by exile_wrath, Not Rated, 1.9k 1) In case of emergencies and not know what to give your husband for his birthday in twenty-four hours, the decapitated head of one of his lifelong enemies always works. REALLY awesome one-shot!!
Laundry Dayby cryingoverspilledvodka, lucycamui, Explicit, 7.3k The Katsuki-Nikiforov household takes a morning off to do laundry. Living together, it’s not just the bed that needs breaking in. THIS IS SO 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by flowercrownyuri (elevensong), Teen, 2.5k When Yakov gets bronchitis and can’t go with Yuri to Skate America, Victor fills in as a last minute backup coach. The problem? Skate America falls right before Yuuri’s birthday, and Victor won’t make it back in time to celebrate. Yuuri knows this, accepts it even, but he should know that nothing stands between Victor and what he wants. This is SO CUTE OMFG and Victor is so extra I love him <3
The Greatest Birthday of All by paxton1976, Mature, 3.2k When Yuuri and Viktor decide to have a belated birthday celebration, their gifts change their future for the better. I LOVE this fic, thank you Pax!!
Frozenheart & Hiddenfire by Thehobbem, Not Rated, 9.7k Being the youngest child in a family means you get to leave home and find Riches and Adventures your older siblings could only dream of - but Yuuri Katsuki wants nothing more than stay home and hide from Destiny. Which will be much harder to do once a certain ice wizard comes into town. SO good I love Victor in this!!
Perfect Collision, We Call it Art by LittleLostStar, Gen, 884 words Here’s the thing about Yuuri Katsuki: everyone underestimates him. It’s not really their fault, and in his healthier moments he’s able to acknowledge that it isn’t his fault either; it’s just how anxiety warps the world around him, like a miniature black hole or the world’s shittiest invisibility cloak. It coats him in a shimmering mirage of shyness and insecurity, and more often than not it’s basically impossible to remove. It’s hard to shine your brightest when you’re dragging all of that around. So the masquerade is kind of a no-brainer. I can’t wait for more!
Accidental Crush by Ashida, Mature, 4k (WIP) A university AU in which Yuuri’s phone is plagued with spam text messages and the one time he decides to text back results in the best thing ever. Omgomgomg
dear true love by cityboys, Teen, 63k (WIP) Victor is a writer pretending to be on a break; Yuuri is a pianist pretending to not be on a break.They meet, somehow, in the backwaters of Saga Prefecture, Japan. That update… my heart! </3
Butt Stuff by Plumpie, Explicit, 13k (WIP) AU in which top Japanese male figure skater Katsuki Yuuri is recovering from an invasive (and frankly, quite embarrassing) surgical procedure, and his visitation nurse turns out to be terribly, terribly attractive. If only they had met under less humiliating circumstances.
our doubts are traitors by astoryaboutwar, Explicit, 20k (WIP) the powered assassins AU in which betrayal comes first, forgiveness second, and love was always somewhere in the equation. WOW… that update!!
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Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!
A: I’m being forced to rest until my bronchitis is gone, so I can’t sew B: My creativity is suffering so, therefore, I’m making crack posts C: I have a warped sense of humor
This one’s gonna be an in-between because “Animan” is where Adrien’s game truly shines! Unfortunately, he uses it to coach Nino into trying to get a date with Marinette. Go with what you know, I guess.
Alternatively titled: Adrien
Flirts With Marinette Through His Bestie
Can we all just agree that
Adrien giving Nino advice on how to score with Marinette is the cutest thing
Nino literally tells Adrien this crush came out of nowhere.
Adrien’s all “yeah dude, IKR?!”
If I were you, I wouldn’t
look so smug, Junior.
Phase 1 of Operation: “Clueless Dorks” uh I mean “Give Nino the Confidence to Ask Alya Out Instea–” er…you know what? We’ll just call it Phase 1.
Dandelion can rid the body of excess hormones and unwanted bacteria. The main benefit of dandelion is to the liver, and it’s also rich in potassium.
The magical uses of Dandelion have been used to enhance psychic powers, and it has been linked to the goddess Aphrodite for her connection to bees. The roots and leaves are good to use for divination. The flowers are best when put into a red bag and worn for wishes to come true.
Magickal Uses: Warding, astral projection, safe travelling spells, friendship spells, attraction, love spells, money spells, and protection.
Interesting Facts: European lore claims that it belongs to Satan and you must curse the ground as you plant it in order for it to grow properly. This is where the French idiom, “semer le basilic” “to sow the basil” came from, it refers to ranting.
Basil was used in English folk magic, like so many other things, to ward off harmful spells as well as to keep away pests.
Also, several sources say that if a gift of basil is given to a member of the opposite sex, he or she will fall deeply in love with the giver and be forever faithful. In Romania, this act is representative of an official engagement.
I was thinking about maybe starting an ask-blog thing with either bts, exo, or kim kogane ahhh idk ;3; also what au to choose?
Basically I’ve been stuck in bed for 4 days now with bronchitis so I’m bored af
Most of these are taken from my Wattpad account! (Twtrash01)
Send me requests for the following Fandoms: Teenwolf, Vampire Diaries, Dolantwins, OUAT(Peter Pan, Robbie Kay, Supernatural, Suicide Squad, The 100. Basically I’ll write for any fandom. I’ll write non-smut as well. Be specific in what you want! *I DON’T OWN ANY GIFS*
Can you do a smut with Grayson Dolan where he gets rly horny while your at dinner with your family. Ty
1st one is something I doodled while waiting on my doctor (i’m healed from my acute bronchitis now!!), 2nd one is something i drew while @ work while i wasnt busy ♥ still trying to figure out how i’m gonna do wakagashira!yuuri + pakhan-to-be!viktor AU tho…
Is it possible to fight without hands? Like if one is handcuffed or their hand(s) are injured? If possible, how effective would it be?
You can fight with your legs,with your shoulders, with your head, and with your mouth (assuming you can get close enough).
The caveat to this, of course, when it comes to the legs is being able to adjust your balance to fight with your hands bound. Martial combat utilizes the whole body for any technique, and the arms are an important part of balancing yourself when you’re on one leg. So, when your hands are tied behind your back, this disrupts their ability to balance themselves.
The other caveat to the legs is they are more difficult than the average hand to hand technique to master. They also don’t work as well in tight spaces unless you’re using a martial art designed for them such as Krav Maga, the martial art developed and used by the Israeli Defense Force.
It should be said, the first responsibility of a prisoner is to escape. If your character is in a position where they’re injured or trying to get away from their captors, they don’t have the time to be sitting around trying to take every opponent as they come nor should they want to. Unless they have some character flaw with a crazed need to prove themselves while fighting at an extreme disadvantage, their first priority is going to be getting away or getting their hands free so they can up their chances of survival.
This can ultimately be any kind of sequence you want, the old Jackie Chan and Jet Li movies often have fun over the top fight scenes where their trying to fend off multiple enemies while their hands are bound. It involves a lot of ducking, dodging, running, trying to free their hands, inevitably finding a way between using their opponent’s attacks (like with a sword) to cut their bindings, or something else before they can finally turn around and fight freely.
Usually, these sorts of scenes involve the character making use of their environment. (As all good fight scenes should.) Giving you a chance to show their cleverness and ability to innovate on the fly. An unarmed character with their hands bound isn’t going to have a lot of options against an enemy with a weapon, but they can utilize their environment do the fighting for them.
This can be simple stuff like using objects such as tables to separate them from their opponent, tricking their enemy into burying a sword in a chair instead of them, then kicking away the chair and disarming them, etc.
A more grounded sequence usually involves a bull rush breakout, stealth, playing dead, or sometimes just throwing yourself off a cliff.
The basic answer is: fight for flight. You don’t want to stick around while fighting at a disadvantage against people who have use of all their limbs, and probably weapons. Especially if it’s more than one person.
Don’t get caught up in the idea that skill is defined by winning, it isn’t. You can get about as far with social engineering as you can with violence. A character who is capable of risk assessment, and able to make choices based off their ability and environment is the way of showing a character knows what they’re doing. Sometimes, the choice really is escape so they can live to fight another day. When your character has a greater goal in mind, they really can’t afford to lose too much of their valuable time dispatching Mook Number 3. When your character is debating whether or not they’re going to fight, always ask: what do they get out of it versus the risks involved?
There’s a great episode in Justice League: Unlimited where Batman is caught by the Luthor’s evil league and he uses it as an opportunity to get intel and socially engineer the situation so they turn against each other.
There are lots of ways to take scenes like this which may not be immediately apparent, but are always opportunities to emphasize a character’s particular skill set.
Not everyone needs to be ripping out their captors’ jugulars with their teeth.
((I have bronchitis, so I apologize for everything being a little slow this week))
So I saw @honeyuuri ‘s post about Viktor’s moms and then discussed some headcanons with @liloloveyou024 and here are my headcanons about them and Viktor
So Viktor’s moms are Russian and Vietnamse
They met when his Vietnamese mom went to Russia to train for theatrical acting around late 70s
His Russian mom was a choreographer and they HIT IT
They were 18/20 around that time
They helped each other with the other’s respective language
Viktor’s Vietnamese mom’s name is Hương
His Russian mom’s name is Veronikia
They were apart for 5 years from 1980-1985 because bác Hương ( Mrs Hương) had to go back to Vietnam to serve for propaganda purposes
They wrote the cheesiest letters in a mix of Russian and Vietnamese
After 5 years bác Hương and Madame Veronika reunited and they got married right away, both in Vietnam and Russia
It was a small and intimate wedding in Vietnam, yet it got all the customs and traditions: vu quy(proposal), ăn hỏi (engagement) and lễ cưới (wedding and reception). The reception only had some local sweets and fruits, as Vietnam was very poor.
And then they moved back to St. Petersburg
After 3 years they decided to adopt
AND VIKTOR WAS THE MOST PRECIOUS BABY THEY HAD EVER LAID THEIR EYES ON
VIKTOR WAS A THEATRE KID YOU HEARD IT FAM
His moms trained acting and dancing with him since he was a wee baby
Viktor also showed fascination with story telling, which bác Hương was very excited about
However they moved back to Vietnam in 1990 as Soviet Union was about to corrupt
Viktor LIVED IN VIETNAM UNTIL HE WAS 8
They lived in Mui Ne, a Southern City, which has THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SEASIDES AND WHITEST SANDS
VIKTOR LOVED THE SEA
Living in Vietnam for a few years is such a treasured memory to Viktor. He can speak Vietnamese fluently, with an adorable Souther accent. He can eat a lot of abnormal stuffs since Vietnam is full of tasty but really weird dishes (trứng vịt lộn- it is rather advisable not to google image search it, tiết canh- like duck blood, etc).
Viktor has Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional clothes), and he wears it during Tet holiday (Lunar New Year)
When he turned into 8 he came back to Russia to train. His moms wanted to go with him but Madame Veronika got bad bronchitis and staying in Mui Ne was better for her health
Ever since Viktor visits his moms 4 times a year
His moms visit him even more
Viktor calls bác Hương “mẹ", as she is Northern, despite living in Mui Ne, where everyone uses the word “má"
HIS MOMS ARE SPONTANEOUS GENIUSES AND ARE VERY POPULAR IN MUI NE AS THEY HAVE THE BIGGEST POMERANIAN
Sometimes Viktor wishes he had long hair so his moms can argue over who gets to braid his hair as they used to argue
When Yuuri moves to St.Petersburg they make it a thing that weekends are cultural days. They try Russian, Japanese and Vietnamese recipes
Yuuri is obsessed with nem (springrolls)
When Viktor’s moms hear of Yuuri they immediately send him a set of Ao dai
When they visit them their family crew becomes very popular for having TWO ENORMOUS DOGS
Viktor teaching Yuuri Vietnamese omg.
Yuuri ends up having a Quảng Bình accent (it is very hard to listen okay even Vietnameses sometimes cant understand what people from Quảng Bình speak)