Yuuri: I better retire. I can never compete with my idols as an equal. I have never inspired anyone. My career is over. I have never really amounted to anything. No one ever noticed me
Viktor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky, Russia’s living legend and rising star, arguably the best skaters in the world: IF YUURI KATSUKI RETIRES WE WILL FIRST OVERTHROW HIM, THEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THEN OURSELVES
jaromir jagr literally kept playing to see how far he could go and he’s basically reached his last possible milestone as far as points and like he was playing years past his prime just to see if he could even compare to messier. and he PASSED HIM. he passed one of the best hockey players of all time just by putting in decades of work in the NHL. not to mention he left the NHL because he thought his career was over and then CAME BACk to break these records. Jagr probably dreamed about this point, the point that would take him to the peak of his NHL career, the point that would establish him as possibly the second best player in the NHL ever.
i dont even like drinking anymore i dont like smoking either i just want to find my person grow with them get in shape start my career learn french get a cute loft with said person with exposed brick and a spiral staircase and one of those old fridges with a latch as a handle surrounded by succulents i want to write my novel in my dads sweater with the typewriters I collected in my 20s i want to be 40 with my person and our son Jude he has his mothers nose i have my fathers eyes they’re distinguishing
Title:Evolution Author: Anonymous Rating: NC-17 Word Count: 13,200 Approx. Summary:
Draco Malfoy was condemned to live a Muggle’s life for his three-year
probation. His wand was locked away, and he was forbidden to set foot in
Wizarding Britain until Hermione Granger secured a job for him in the
Aurors’ stock room. Harry Potter, who worked three doors away as a
junior Auror, frequently visited Draco to check out supplies, take
Spanish lessons, and witness Draco’s resolute—if painful—adaptation to a
non-magical life … while falling in love with the man who might be too
fragile to love him back.
This story is beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
summary is already so lovely that you get a pretty good idea what the
story is about. Draco works only three doors away from Harry in the
supply office, and it’s just, so full of feelings. So much gorgeous
pining, but it’s like, a gentle, melancholic sort of pining, you see. In
which we get to see Harry and Draco through the other’s eyes, and it’s
magical. Their interactions, all the things they aren’t saying but are
so clear, and finally the way in which Harry says them, I can’t think of
other words than beautiful and perfect.
Hi, I just have a few questions for you because I'm genuinely wondering. If you think Freddie isn't Louis' son, how do you think they (Louis, Simon Cowell, whoever's involved) will announce it to the world? 'Hey, so remember the child I had? Yeah well actually it wasn't mine, it was just so I could look hetero. Anyway, buy my single/album". Like, how on earth can you think there would be a reasonable explanation to Babygate? Louis' career, Simon's career... would be over. 1/3
It would be a much bigger scandal than 2 male boybanders together. Honestly, every single person involved in this ‘stunt’ would have everything to lose, that definitely wouldn’t be worth it because the world would be bound to find out someday. And even if the explanation was that Louis had finally taken a paternity test and found out he wasn’t the father after more than a year pretending Freddie was his son, 2/3
he would look incredibly stupid and heartless for having waited so long to take a paternity test and then just dump Freddie after having raised and loved him for more than a year because he wasn’t his son. So, if you believe in Babygate and co, how do you expect that to end well for Louis, Simon, etc? 3/3
I honestly think you have a warped perspective of all of these things.
When this all ends, sure, there might be plenty of people who say ‘that’ll teach him for not bothering to get a paternity test when he knocked up some club girl one-night-stand’, but the resounding response will be ‘oh god, that poor guy. I can’t believe that horrible gold-digger tried to play him for a fool like that. How terrible that he’s spent a year bonding with a child that’s not even his. He must be heartbroken.’
Something that all of you need to understand is that this isn’t the same as that news story that just broke, where the father realised that his 18 year old daughter wasn’t his. A year, especially a year where he’s very publicly had Freddie kept from him, except for short, public vistis, and has had repeated custody issues, is not the same as raising a child to adulthood in your house, and then finding out they’re not yours. When Louis is revealed NOT to be the father, NO ONE is going to expect him to stay in that kid’s life. Firstly, because according the to the official narrative, it means that the child would be a tremendous source of pain for him, and secondly, because when it’s proven not to be him, it means the kid has an ACTUAL father out there, who has been kept from Freddie’s life - something which is also unfair. No one, not a single person out there except for antis, would expect that Louis should stay on as a father to Freddie.
In an ideal world, this entire mess would have been cleared up a LOT earlier, like say, during her ‘pregnancy’, or in March of last year, and there’s a fair amount to suggest that it was supposed to be shut down around then, but then things shifted and changed.
Their coming out will have to be handled carefully because of all of the previous stunts, but it’s also not something that is going to make Louis or Harry look bad. I imagine that their contract and any legal action/lawsuits that might be in place, they’re not going to be able to shout ‘we were forcibly closeted and were made to play along with ridiculous closeting stunts, including fake girlfriends and a fake baby’, BUT with the basic facts laid out to the public ‘We’ve been together since we were 16 and 18, we’re in love, there’s never been anyone else, and we’re engaged. For legal reasons, we’re limited by what we’re able to say about the matter, but thankfully we’re finally able to come out and share our life and love with the world.’ well THAT, that implies very heavily that they weren’t in control of everything that
The world will be too busy congratulating them, falling in love with their love, trying to recover from the massive world-view-revision that Harry isn’t some kind of 410-girls-a-year player, and wondering if there’s anything else the ‘crazies on the internet’ might be right about to be crucifying Louis for his involvement in stunts. And honestly, boybands being treating badly by their management is hardly new information and it wouldn’t take much for people to start to point the finger at who they think might have been behind the things that made the boys look miserable for years, ie, Simon. Harry and Louis, in the meantime, get a boatload of positive press, a huge new boost to their fanbase, and most importantly, they get to be free.
Ps, your ‘the Larries won’t answer my questions, they must be hiding something’ attitude is ridiculous. There’s no need to turn yourself into some kind of victim/genius who has stumbled onto a hidden truth. Most of us are just sick of answering similar asks for the past year, not interested in re-hashing old information on our blogs, distracted by our real lives, or waiting until we’re not on mobile before we answer long asks like this.
Quick drawing born from my thoughts after YOI Ep4:
I noticed how they emphasized how worn out Victor was. I wonder if he is losing the passion for skating he once had, yet he continues to skate because that is the image he is known for his whole life. That may explain how he is flirty/energetic on the surface, yet he gives that uninterested expression back in Ep1 when Yuri hugged him and told him he will do his best. Maybe Victor is unknowingly drawn to Yuri’s genuine passion for skating, and ironically maybe it will be Yuri who will help him find himself once Victor’s skating career is over. These are just my thoughts ^^
Fanservice aside, I really do think YOI has an incredible successful style of storytelling. I never invested so much time thinking about character development after every episode haha ^^’’
pete townshend writing songs at age 20: haha yeah fuck old people, this is my generation, i love being a teenager, i hope i die before i get old, rock and roll 4ever pete townshend writing songs at age 21: oh god i’m so old. this is the life of a washed up rock star. my hairline is receding, drugs have ruined me. my wife hates me and my career is over
Why I think Yuri on Ice ending is the best ending possible
I can say the ending it’s so much better than I expected for a few reasons. Like almost everyone here, I was convince that Victor skating career was over, that he was fed up with competitions, because he was neglecting himself emotional, -and possibly physical too- needs. He dedicated all his life to skating and he noticed, thanks to Yuri, the things he has been missing. Well, there isn’t a lie here.
But you only did this kind of sacrifice for something you really, absolutly, love. And when you love something with such an intensity, you don’t feel it like a sacrifice, even if it is. He would be skating and competing at that level forever
if it hadn’t been for Yuri and it wasn’t good for him, true, but I don’t think he exactly regrets what he did.
However, he realized that something was not right with his life, surly during the banquet. Although you can’t change your behaviour so easily. He fell in love with Yuri, and, do you know what is the meaning of “love” to Victor?
Sacrifice. Because that he’s what he has been doing for all this time. Then he did it again, in order to get what he thought he needed. He didn’t quit skating because he didn’t want to do it anymore. I know that Yuri is an unreliable narrator, but we forget he knows Victor quite well, When he saw him watching the performances, he noticed Victor still loves skating. We thought his opinion was due to his anxiety, but it wasn’t. Yuri was right that time! Victor found someone so meaningful to him that deserved he left behind his career, all what he has been figthing for, only because of Yuri
Like I said, sacrifice was his way to face love.
Not anymore. Why? Because Yuri made the same as him. He sacrificed, he gave up on Victor because he thought that was what Victor needed. And I think that was the very moment that Victor noticed that this was a mistake.
Then love isn’t sacrifice anymore. Now, love is balance. Love is find a way for everything, not only dedicate oneself to something exclusively. Now Victor is Yuri’s couch AND skater. He has love and live, because He’s with Yuri but still doing what he always love the most with someone he loves the most. Yuri’s words gave me the key:
“There is a place you just can’t reach unless you have a dream too large to bear alone. We call everything on the ice «love»”
I read this like: “Our dream is skating, but we want to be together too, so instead of giving up on one thing or another, we help each other to
accomplish our goals. We work together, we live together. Finally, we both grow better and stronger as a person and as an athlete”
Neither of them has to sacrifice anything this time. On my view, that is what Victor ultimate decision means, and I can’t think on a more healthy mentality than that.