but i think the first one is a beauty

faighta  asked:

hello beautiful INTP lady! it's been a while! :D hope you are super fine! The last question you answered got me thinking; Do you think INTP-Men would be alright with a girl who gives the first step first? My best friends (ENTP, ENFP) suggested I should, by all means be direct and straightforward ...BUT considering I would prefer to find an INTP male... is this actually a bad plan? THANKS!!

Um.

I’m not really sure exactly how INTP guys think, not being one myself. I’m guessing that if they’re anything like my brothers and pretty much all the other guys I know, they’d be kind of uncomfortable with a girl coming to them. (In particular, my ESFJ brother had a rough experience with a girl who was pretty forward concerning her feelings for him. But then, he is an ESFJ.)  At any rate, I don’t think there’s anything terribly wrong with it, but I would be extremely careful.

Remember, we INTPs don’t wear our hearts on our sleeves. I think that, even accounting for inferior Fe, INTP men tend to be pretty closed about their feelings. They might even be hesitant to tell a girl what they think about her because they won’t ever be sure that she’d feel the same way. (We can be ridiculously self-deprecating, and an INTP guy might be able to convince himself pretty easily that there’s nothing about him that a girl would like.) It might be a relief to an INTP guy to have the girl make the first move, if only because then he’d be sure of where he stood with her. If we care for a person’s opinion, then we can’t stand not knowing what think think about us, after all.

So, my advice to you is to tread carefully, but I don’t think it would be the end of the world if you were to approach the INTP guy you like. 

I hope this helps, and thanks for stopping by again!

CAN WE APPRECIATE THIS

Viktor Nikiforov is rich. He buys designer things. He owns an awesome apartment/penthouse. He’s rich enough to do whatever he want. He’s a celebrity. And look at how he travels. This is a first class/business class seat. It’s wide, comfy and we all expect Viktor to travel this way.

However, after meeting Yuuri, Viktor flies economy. We can tell from the narrower seats.

He could’ve easily upgraded to a first class seat if he just paid more money (which he as a lot of). But instead, Viktor FUCKINGDiva Nikiforov values being with Yuri above his own material comforts. He’s leaning against Yuuri and smiling. It’s one of those genuine smiles where you KNOW he’s enjoying himself. He’s much happier in this picture than he is int he one above because he genuinely looks at peace here. 

I just think it’s beautiful how Viktor sacrifices his upscale lifestyle (and EVERYTHING BASICALLY) to be with Yuri. That man loves Yuuri a hecka lot. 

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The Twelve Davids of Christmas Part 4 (5/12)

Eight Davids Hand Talking

for @moltobenebananas and @tennantaddict

[TRANS] BIGBANG - LAST DANCE Lyrics

Even the love that I thought would last forever faded away
Now even those common friends are leaving
As we age, I guess we become adults
Why am I so worried

People stay in the past today as well
The world spins fine without me
I think I am immature since I am still young
Why am I so foolish

The days when I was happy without anything feels like yesterday
Sure, I’ve come too far, I can’t remember it
Since it’s my first time for everything, I rush and am excited
Those memories from that time still feel like a dream to me
Where am I right now
I am going back to you as I sing this song
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

Becoming a faded light among the stars
You also become a star and signal
Since I’ve become alone I must look lonely
Why do I keep tearing up

The days when I was happy without anything feels like yesterday
Sure, I’ve come too far, I can’t remember it
Since it’s my first time for everything, I rush and am excited
Those memories from that time still feel like a dream to me
Where am I right now

I am going back to you as I sing this song
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

The music keeps playing
Give me a chance, I’ve been waiting here
Please just once
I promise
It won’t be that long

As I sing this song
As I sing this song
I will go back to you
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

Last night when we danced as I held your hand
Your beautiful shining one last smile
An ecstacy with no differentiation for colors
It doesn’t fit with the world I’ve seen and felt
Last night when we danced as I held your hand
Your beautiful shining one last smile
An ecstacy with no differentiation for colors
It doesn’t fit with the world I’ve seen and felt

Translated by: kristinekwak

I saw many beautiful fanarts of Yoosung with sunflowers. But I associate Yoosung with lilacs. And the reason is one of the profile backgrounds in the game, which appears during his route. Also in flower language lilac is symbol of emotions of first love (if I’m not mistaken). Oh! And the colour of his eyes! It reminds me lilac too! So I think this flower suits him well. ^^ 

I got to thinking recently and I realized that Yuri on Ice is the first anime I’ve felt passionate about in years.

It’s the first anime in a long time for me, where I wanted to get involved with the fandom, write fanfiction, support artists and their beautiful art, analyze scenes from the anime and create theories, share memes and jokes and just have fun with people who love the same show.

The new YOI episode is always the highlight of my week, it’s the one thing I look forward to. It’s what I get excited about for 6 days and rave about for the next 6 days until the new one is out.

I probably haven’t felt like this for any anime since 2014.

And finding love for anime when I was beginning to think that I might never find a new favorite, might never enjoy something the way I did at the when I first encountered the medium is a beautiful thing.

I also think that I’m not alone with these feelings. I think this anime means a lot to many people, whether it’s because of the characters and the narrative, the animation, the sport itself, the representation and diversity within the cast, or just their love for their ships and memes and fun.

I know there are many people out there who are already tired of hearing about Yuri on Ice all the time, whether it’s from their friends, on their dash, in the anime community in general or wherever else. I know there are people out there who see the fans of the show, see how much they talk about it and soon label them as ‘stupid’ or ‘childish’ or ‘insane’ or whatever else. But please, try to understand that the reason we pay so much attention to it is because it’s important to us.

I know it’s tiring, I know you may not agree with us on many issues, but please bear with us. All of this will only last for another 7-8 weeks. Please let us enjoy this short period of time with all the fangirling/boying we wish to give it without making us feel guilty for it. As long as no one is getting hurt, I am rather certain that we do not deserve to feel bad just for being excited and enjoying an anime.

Yuri on Ice allowed me to meet a number of great people, it made me want to return to ice skating even though I quit the sport years ago, it made me want to return to playing piano even though I gave up years ago, it gave me hope in the anime industry as whole, and most importantly it made me love an anime even though I thought I stopped being capable of that years ago.

I’m just a queer woman from Eastern Europe but Yuri on Ice made me feel like I matter. I will never be ashamed of being a fan of the show.

prologue

(Greek πρόλογος prólogos, from pro, “before” and lógos, “word”)

is an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details, often some earlier story that ties into the main one, and other miscellaneous information. The Ancient Greek prólogos included the modern meaning of prologue, but was of wider significance, more like the meaning of preface. The importance, therefore, of the prologue in Greek drama was very great; it sometimes almost took the place of a romance, to which, or to an episode in which, the play itself succeeded. 

I finally took the plunge, my first attempt oils! I think it’s fair to say we are officially going steady at this point! i absolutely love them. Had fun converting one of my digital works into a traditional piece too. 7"x 5" on paper.


viktor was already planning to propose to yuuri, and that’s beautiful

so I was about to go to sleep but then I had this revelation and I had to post it so yeah

this probably will go off topic and not make much sense since it’s 2:30 AM but hey, I’ll post it anyway. screencaps and an attempt at something resembling analysis under the cut. note that this is all wild speculation, but I had to get it out of my head, so here you go.

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I know there’s already tons of Victuuri role reversal fics out there, but I couldn’t help it, so have another:

  • Viktor Nikiforov has looked up to Yuuri Katsuki for as long as he can remember. Yuuri Katsuki with his soft smiles and quiet demeanor, his beautiful step sequences and soulful performances. Victor’s biggest dream is to skate on the same ice as his idol one day.
  • But Victor is excitable and impatient and much too full of himself. Victor flubs his jumps because he’s thinking too far ahead of his program, Victor doesn’t listen to his coach enough, Victor messes up in his first GPF ever and loses out on his chance to stand next to his idol on the podium.
  • The loss hits him hard, and Victor feels his resolve start to waver, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time for him to retire.
  • But later, as Yakov rants at him and his bullheadedness while they’re at the GPF banquet, Victor just ignores his coach in favor watching with horrified fascination as Yuuri circulates the room, talking to sponsors and other skaters, getting steadily more and more drunk as he drinks flute after flute of champagne. And before he knows it, Yuuri has pulled Victor’s younger rinkmate, Yuri Plisetsky, into a dance off. None of the other guests seem at all surprised at the outcome, and Phichit Chulanont, the silver medalist (and Yuuri’s rinkmate), has already whipped out his phone and is recording.
  • Seeing Victor’s stunned expression, Phichit laughs and asks, “This is your first GPF banquet, isn’t it? Don’t look so worried! Yuuri gets like this every year. And every year, when he sees the photos and videos, he vows to be more careful next time. It never happens.”
  • Victor is still stunned, and possibly a little smitten. It especially doesn’t help when his best friend, 20-year-old Christophe Giaccometti, somehow manages to gets his hands on a stripper pole, and starts an impromptu pole dancing performance with Japan’s Living National Treasure.
  • Later that night, after Victor himself was also somehow pulled into the dancing, the 23-year-old almost dies of sheer happiness when a supremely drunk Yuuri stumbles his way over to him and drapes himself over Victor’s shoulders, marvelling about how soft and pretty his hair is, and what a shame it is that Victor had cut it.
  • (Victor, who hasn’t had long hair since his junior days almost five years ago, almost has a heart attack at finding out that Yuuri knows that little tidbit about him.)
  • When Phichit walks over, laughing, to try and drag his wayward best friend back up to their shared hotel room, Yuuri becomes stubborn, wrapping his arms tighter around Victor’s shoulders and whining to Phichit about how, “But look how adorable he is! I wanna take him home and keep him foreeeeever! Ne, Victor, what do you think? Do you want to come home with me? My parents own an onsen back home in Japan, and I’m sure you’d love it! I can-I can be your coach too! Don’t you think that would be amazing?”
  • Eventually, Phichit is able to get Yuuri to let go of Victor, and he slowly and painstakingly gets most of his friend’s clothes back on him before they both escape back to their hotel room.
  • Victor doesn’t get to talk to Yuuri again for the rest of the season. Where Yuuri continues on to win Gold at both Worlds and Four Continents, Victor goes into a downward spiral, doing miserably at the Russian nationals and not even qualifying for Worlds. He’s completely lovesick and still mooning over Yuuri, wondering if Yuuri’s offer to coach him had been made in all seriousness. After all, Yuuri’s home rink is in Detroit, so why would he have asked Victor to go to his hometown in Japan?
  • But then, at the end of the figure skating season, the internet breaks when Katsuki Yuuri announces that he is taking a break from figure skating to return to his hometown in Japan. Victor takes this as a sign that Yuuri’s offer to be his coach is still up and completely serious. So he packs up all his belongings and flies to Japan with his dog, Yurachin, and somehow convinces Yuuri into becoming his figure skating coach.
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There are many layers to this scene that make it not only beautiful, but also powerful in a subtle way.

More than anything, for the first time ever Sanji’s being directly told that he’s not just kind, but kinder than anyone. I don’t think Sanji was ever ashamed of his kind nature despite all that he’d gone through in his childhood because of it, but he probably didn’t consciously recognize “kindness” as his biggest asset. But here, Reiju is telling Sanji exactly why he is so special, why he is so powerful in his own right and deserves to be loved.

Also, Sanji’s kindness is his mother’s legacy - a legacy so dear that she passed down to him at the cost of her life. I believe this knowledge about his mother won’t become yet another burden of “indebtedness” on his shoulders; rather, he would accept her sacrifice with “gratitude” and grow deeper as a person, always thanking her for gracing him with humanity unlike his brothers, who are the truly unfortunate “failures”.

Lastly, let’s not forget that this scene is about Reiju as much as it is about Sanji. By telling Sanji how precious and worthy a person he is, that he deserves to live on, Reiju is repenting her sin and is ready to embrace death with no regrets. This is the moment where she redeems herself, finally pulling down her thirteen years of facade and revealing the kind sister she could’ve been and always wanted to be. Her tears speak volumes about the love she still has for her little brother after all those years, how she mourns all those missing moments they could’ve cherished together as loving siblings but never got to.

I just received this stunning The Hedge Witch’s Herbal Grimoire in the mail today. It’s a start on herbal knowledge and has the most beautiful artwork inside. It was a bit expensive, but considering the two-person job of it and how amazing it look, I still felt like it was worth it. My practice is being drawn toward a deeper understanding of herb lore and knowledge. Having this be one of my first books on the subject, I think it’s a pretty neat start. 

I really like the Ethics page, and I can’t even stand how much I love this art work. I wish this were a two hundred page book. So beautiful.  

It gives introductions to nine different herbs, short histories, and what the common medicinal and magical uses are for them. It’s a good springboard for me as I start on this journey. I’m SO excited about this! Thank you to Alison Garber and Adrienne Rozzi for making this! 

Skate Date
  • Skate Date
  • Lizzenda
  • Yuri!!! On ICE Tribute Music
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While I’ve been living the dream vicariously writing tribute music for manga series which don’t yet have soundtracks, I have also been greatly moved by this series Yuri!!! on Ice full of its own skating programs, and have my own inspired feelings wanting to be conveyed through music. One of them started to write itself based off a new beautiful poster showing the leading couple on a date at an ice rink in Moscow. I absolutely loved this image because I couldn’t help but think prior to its release that an ice rink would make a lovely Christmas/holidaying date spot for them.
This piece is actually the first half so in essence a ‘preview’ as I work on polishing the rest. I hope you enjoy!

You fell in love with the one. Your very first love was everything. You went to the movies and held hands. You fell asleep looking at the sky while laying in a field. You looked at each other like love was all that mattered. You ran through the rain and hugged and cried and tried with everything you had to make it work. Your heart skipped a beat, and you didn’t think you could fall any harder. Of course, you thought you’d be different. It was true love to you. But then the late night conversations stopped. The cute hair twirling stopped. You ended up screaming and fighting even when it was the last thing either of you wanted. You begged the universe to let it work. You convinced yourself you wouldn’t leave no matter what they did. Then, they left you. Your first love left you with a broken heart for someone who didn’t love them. I’m sorry, beautiful one. I’m sorry you fell in love with the perfect person who turned out to just be human.
—  your one and only

sometimes i think about how william ‘selective loyalty is my middle name, i would do literally anything for the people who matter to me’ magnusson first noticed noora sætre because she was defending one of her friends against him, and i fall in love with them all over again because at least part of his fascination had to have stemmed from the fact that he saw that same fierce loyalty in her

{Reaction} When you’re a new translator in EXO’s company

Hey! I was wondering how would exo react to a new foreign girl working in sm as a translator? Thanks 💙

Note: When I saw this request I was very excited to write it! I hope that you enjoy how it turned out because I really did like this request. I hope you have a nice day/night wherever you are~ Fighting!

Disclaimer: I don’t own the gifs/ images used.

Park Chanyeol

Originally posted by kkaebsooquishy

Chanyeol would use every excuse to talk to you, because he thinks you’re incredibly beautiful and talented. He thinks you’re interesting, and he takes a of of time to ask you about your nationality and what your home country is like.

Chanyeol: “Will you take me to your country one day? I would love to see it~”


Do Kyungsoo/ D.O.

Originally posted by yoonem

Kyungsoo was shy when he first saw you within the company. He was reserved, and would give you shy smiles from across the room when he caught your eye. It wasn’t until he you were asked to translate something for him that he had his first conversation with you, and he found himself tripping over his words as he was completely astounded at the beauty you presented before him.

Chanyeol: “Your cheeks are red” *Laughing*

Kyungsoo: *Doesn’t hear him as he shyly talks to you about something in Korean*


Byun Baekhyun

Originally posted by yixingofficial

Baekhyun is incredibly sweet and charming. So when you join the company for the first time, he’s going to be incredibly gentlemanly and will ask you a lot of questions about your nationality. He will be interested on what made you want to learn Korean and why you wanted to become a translator. It is the start of a very beautiful relationship.

Baekhyun: “I bet you wanted to become a translator so you could work with the amazing Byun Baekhyun, eh?”

{y/n}: “Sure, sure,” *laughing*


Oh Sehun

Originally posted by sefuns

Sehun is going to be in awe as he watches you switch between two - or sometimes three languages. He finds it incredible that languages come so easily to you, and will be compelled by the way you speak. When he talks to you, it seems like he can’t talk at all in comparison to your wide vocabulary even though you aren’t natively Korean, your words are still perfect.

Sehun: “You’re perfect.”


Zhang Yixing/ Lay

Originally posted by laygion

Since Lay can speak both Chinese and Korean, he knows how hard it is to learn two languages. Even now, he struggles with Korean still even now, so watching you speaking two or three languages is fascinating to him. He loves to talk to you about your home country, and he’s always asking you when you’ll take him to visit.

{y/n}: “I promise my country is not as interesting as China or Korea, why do you think I moved away?” *laughing*

Lay: “But I want to travel. I’d like you to be my guide too.” *grinning*


Kim Jongdae/ Chen

Originally posted by jongins

Like some of the other members, Jongdae has been made to learn Chinese as well as the Korean that he already speaks. Since he has so much trouble with learning Chinese, he is in awe at how amazing and fluent you are at speaking the languages.

Jongdae: “It would be really cool if you could teach me sometime.”

{y/n}: “Yeah? I’d like that.” *smiling*


Kim Minseok/ Xiumin

Originally posted by parkchny

Minseok thought you were beautiful the moment his eyes landed on you. He found himself talking to you, his natural charm doing all the work for him. He smiled at his cheeky and charming personality that was causing you to blush.

Minseok: “But of course we don’t need any words, because you can moan in any language.” *this man is nsfw*


Huang Zitao/ Tao

Originally posted by chansuo

For a while, Tao didn’t even realise that you were a translator. He thought that you were just someone that liked to correct his wrongly spoken Korean on a daily basis. For the longest time he was salty with you, that was until Kris told him to stop being such a hardass on you and that you were only doing your job. 

Tao: “A… translator?”

{y/n}: “Well yeah, why else do you think I come around with you guys?”

Tao: “Oh… makes sense.”


Kim Junmyeon/ Suho

Originally posted by joonmyun10

Since Suho is the savage member of the group, he would probably take this opportunity to ask you about all the swear words you know in your other language so he could curse the other members without them knowing. He would also use it as an excuse to flirt with you.

Suho: “What’s Daddy in your language?”

{y/n}: “Why?”

Suho: “Future reference.” *Winks*


Luhan

Originally posted by meiren-menglu

Luhan would spend the majority of your first few weeks in awe at you ability to switch between so many different languages. His eyes would widen as he responds to his manager in Korean, then Yixing in Chinese, and then Japanese when you get a call on your phone.

Luhan: “woah, you’re like a magician.”


Kim Jongin/ Kai

Originally posted by kaibility

Even though Kai loves your bilingual ability, he also loves the fact that you are so sweet and kind. His feelings hit him like a truck the first time his eyes landed on you on your first day within the company. Now, he will use any excuse to be around you, and to listen to the angelic sound of your voice whatever language you’re talking in.

Kai: “Care to dance? We don’t need language for that.”

{y/n}: “Well okay then.” *smiling*


Wu Yifan/ Kris

Originally posted by naekumvjv

Since Kris is the master of languages himself, he takes the opportunity to pry on your passion for languages and impress you with all that he knows. Sometimes, he’ll talk to you in a language that the other members around him don’t understand just because it makes him feel special when he can talk to you in a way that no one else can.

Kris: *In Cantonese* “Will you pass the book please, {y/n}.”

Baekhyun: “Stop showing off, Kris. Just talk to her in Korean like the rest of us.”

{y/n}: *Giggling as Kris protests.*