but anyway here it is

karamatsukid  asked:

RACHEL RACHEL can you write a quick meta about that entire lip touching scene AND ALSO THE LEG/FOOT MOVEMENT THERE??? We were talking about it but I want it in words :')

Originally posted by taitetsu

This scene?  This scene!!!  I’m glad you asked!!  Before we really get going, I’d like to try something.  An experiment, if you will.

Let’s do a thought exercise, everyone.  You’re watching something, a movie perhaps, and you see a man come up to a woman–close, less than six inches away.  Too close for total strangers, too close for recent acquaintances, too close for friends who aren’t touchy.  Too close to stand without closing the distance for something.  He takes her by the chin, drags his thumb over her lower lip.  His leg slides between hers, but they aren’t quite touching.  She tilts her head up, lips parting at the press of his thumb.  There’s a beat.

What happens next?  They kiss, don’t they?  Or maybe they get interrupted right before they close the little distance that remains between them?  The girl blushes bright red, stutters out a reply.  The boy is blissfully unconcerned.  Sound familiar?  (I tried to find a gif of Yuri(o) yelling at them from the sidelines, but no dice.  Suffice to say, they are interrupted.)

(I’m not going to go into it here, but I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that in Japan, this kind of display is practically obscene.  Think of Victorian/Elizabethan levels of contact between people.  Would Mr. Darcy touch Elizabeth Bennett like this out of wedlock?  They’re in public!)

Even without looking at the words themselves, this scene is strongly coded.  And the only coding here is both romantic and sexual in nature.  Straight men don’t stand this close to each other.  Straight men don’t touch each others’ lips.  Straight men don’t slide closer like they’re a breath away from kissing.  So, with that in mind, let’s move forward to what’s said while this is happening.

“No one in the whole wide world knows your true ‘eros’, Yuri. It may be an alluring side of you that you yourself are not aware of. Can you show me what it is soon?”

Let’s start with the most important thematic element for this episode: eros.  This show was created.  It’s not happening by chance or by accident.  There are six major words for love in Greek, and any of them could have been chosen.  Eros and Agape are two of them, of course, but there’s also: Philia (deep friendship), Ludus (playful love), Pragma (longstanding love), and Philautia (love of the self).  Any of these words would have been reasonable choices.  In particular, Philautia and Philia stand out to me.  Philautia even has the added bonus of something that comes easily to Victor but that Yuri would struggle with.

Granted, I don’t know where they got the music.  If they had it arranged in particular, that proves my point.  If they were the only ones with music, that still doesn’t discredit it.  Everything happened on purpose.  Every frame is a conscious choice.

ETA:  The songs were specifically composed for the anime.

Next up, something I think everyone has focused on, so I won’t need to spend too much time on it.  There is no way to read ‘hurry and show me the sexual side of you’ that isn’t, well, sexual.  Eros is quite literally sexual passion and desire.  Lust, in other words.  They aren’t close friends, so they can’t just be teasing.  In fact, they barely know each other.  They’ve spent a few weeks together?  Maybe?  And most of that time was spent training.  And yet, there’s something magnetic between them.

Yuri tilts his head up, his lips part, he waits.  Victor presses closer, less than six inches away, his leg sliding between Yuri’s…  “There’s an erotic side to you that maybe even you’ve never seen.  I want you to show it to me soon.”

Victor wants to be the first person to see that side of Yuri.

Imagine his dismay when Yuri later exclaims, “My eros is katsudon!”  But then the moment of truth when Yuri follows through.  They both know who he’s skating for.  Who.  Not what.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.  I’ve more or less exhausted this moment (not to say I can’t go deeper, but this is meta, not an academic essay ;D).

tl;dr Between the body language/movements and the dialogue, this scene is heavily romantically/sexually-coded, and given their genders, queer-coded.  Any questions?

Fanfic I wrote a few months ago for a headcanon based on this headcanon. I figured with Halloween coming up, you guys deserved to finally see this thing.

Creature mentioned about midway through the story was an early version of Phantom’s character, No Face.

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★ the half life trilogy + PANTONE palette + pastel 

↳ gabriel // van // nathan // rose

Yuuri is sweet and simple, like a baker. I would not be surprised to find out that he has worked in a bakery before coming here. He has that kind of warmth. I’m pretty sure he’s baked on a professional level.
—  Phichit Chulanont, Yuuri’s college roommate

As the tributes stand on their podiums, the horn sounds.

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        i decided i wanted to make a small promo like this, just to give a feel of who this is so —- this is an oc for mystic messenger, one of the guests who would attend the rfa party! essentially, he is an idol who isn’t too fond of fame and likes to be a little bit reckless. if you’d like to interact, please like this or reblog this ~ ♡ 

Another sneak peek? Because reasons

“When I first heard of you, I could not help but start making my way toward you. I couldn’t–”

He looks up at her again, grinning at her but it is soft and she finds herself relaxing just a little, sinking into her seat.

“You know, they speak of you as far as Agrabah? I heard your name from a man in a market boasting about his travels, of all the beauty he had seen and he counted your face among some of the most wondrous sights he has had the pleasure to lay his eyes upon.”

She raises her eyebrows at him, cocking her head to the side.

He must see the skepticism in her face for he laughs, loud and free, and she tries to ignore the way her stomach seems to do a little flip when he does.

“Flattery is wasted on you then.”

“I’d say that’s a pretty good assumption.”

a friend of my dad who’s a successful writer and has kinda started to mentor me just told me i’m really talented and i’m just ???? wow asldkfjasf ??? don’t really know how to deal with it ?????? alskdjflas i’m cry //dies

post ten ( i didn’t read the instructions so i made a huge list off the top of my head and then was like fuck your ten shove it up your ass ) characters you currently roleplay as, would like to roleplay as, and might bring back. then tag ten people to do the same. if you can’t  think of ten characters, just write down however many you can and tag the same amount of people. please repost instead of reblogging !

Currently roleplaying:
reinha.rdt wilhelm //  overwatch
erwin smith   //  attack on titan

Want to bring back:
geralt of rivia // the witcher
red spy // tf2
sly cooper // sly cooper
shiro // voltron ( he was never really started but i mean )
ori // ori and the blind forest
like all 900 of my ocs lmao

Like to roleplay one day:
pharah  //  overwatch
mccree // overwatch ??
link // the legend of zelda
jayce // league of legends
north // rise of the guardians
nightlight // rise of the guardians
philip marlowe // from raymond chandler’s book series
dragon knight // dota 2
nathan drake // uncharted
nightcrawler // marvel
the hulk/bruce banner // marvel
iron man // marvel
beast boy // DC
astrid // how to train your dragon
rico rodriguez // just cause 3
thranduil // the hobbit
thorin // the hobbit
aragon // lord of the rings
gandalf // hobbit & lord of the rings
haytham // assassin’s creed 3
aang // avatar: the last airbender
vito scaletta // mafia ii
shovel knight // shovel knight
spock // star trek
professor sycamore // pokemon x/y
the professor // the powerpuff girls
the boxer // transistor
a metric fuckton of ocs like all the ocs

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tagging   :  @warpledged, @bcrmherzig, @oberarzt, @wundertater,
             @himaeya, anyone else u wu.