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permanent ink - Katsuki Yuuri had two soulmate marks.The first was the words Stammi Vicino scripted right over his heart in bold, beautiful letters. The second was a pair of wings curled against his shoulder blades and down his back in arching, florid strokes.The former belonged to five-time gold-winning World Champion, Viktor Nikiforov. The latter belonged to his protégée, who was making his Senior debut the next year- Yuri Plisetsky, who tried to cut his soulmark off a year before meeting him.

Growing up, growing in -  After making his first friend at Barcelona, Yuri is left with more questions than answers. Is all of what he feels… normal amongst friends? Should he even hesitate that much at the very idea of having him at his home for his birthday?
All he knows is that he can’t wait for it to come, and find out what is all of this that Otabek Altin unleashes inside of him.

To Protect that Smile -  It’s been years since Victor Niforov turned his back from Yuuri and their adopted son, Yuri(o). Chaos ensues when Yurio won gold medal for Junior National Ice Skating Competition and Mari sent a profile for a scholarship/training abroad to Christophe Giacometti and his … co-coach.

Compromises - Their relationship was one of compromises, Yuuri thought, usually in Victor’s favour. Not that Yuuri minded - in all likelihood, he would probably set himself on fire if Victor complained about being cold. But there was one thing Yuuri point blank refused to compromise on; he would not step foot within a 100 metre radius of an ice rink.AU in which Yuuri quit skating as a teenager, Victor isn’t amazing at communication, and Yurio thinks they are both idiots.

Autumn in Detroit -  In a world where Viktor Nikiforov was forced to retire early due to a leg injury, he sought work instead as a police detective in Detroit. Now a young skater with a poster of him on his bedroom door has gone missing and Viktor knows beyond a doubt it’s the work of a man who’s been brutally murdering professional dancers for years. It’s impossible not to take this case personally. Viktor will find Yuuri Katsuki.

What Fades On The Ice - Yuuri Katsuki was a living legend in the skating world. A living legend that depended on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety tablets to survive.Viktor Nikiforov was a young ‘up-and-coming’ skater who was determined to convince his idol to coach him after an extremely bad result at his last competition.How will Yuuri survive the hurricane that is Viktor Nikiforov?Reverse AU where Yuuri is the skating legend and Viktor is a young skater trying to make it big.

Time Bomb Lover -  “I think I know someone who would be more than willing to help your family out, if you were willing to help them out in return. If you were interested that is.”

Precious Love - Basicaly Yuuri’s first job as kindergarten teacher who believe his english ability is his only good trait and Yurio as his problematic-anti-social-tsundere student who strangely attached to him.Add the boy’s famous-handsome-actor-father who is in desperate need of new caretaker.

Figure Skater Time - Assassination on Ice -  When Victor breaks Yuuri’s heart he couldn’t stand up. Broken and without an idea what to do he stumbles over his old equippment from his most interesting school year. His final year at Kunugigaoka junior high school in the assassination classroom with the worlds best teacher and strongest target. In his dream he meets his teacher Korosensei one last time and he gives him the courage to rise once again. Determined to show the world what he is made of he sets out to nurture his blood-lust once more and sharpen his blade. With a little help from his classmates he decides to show the world what he learned in the assassination classroom and how he is ready to graduate from his heartbreak.

Yuuri!!! on Floor -  The gymnastics edition, in which Viktor is still a skater because he’s too pretty on ice and I couldn’t take it away from him. A story about how sometimes love comes slow and soft, and how hearts get bigger when they break.

A lack of Invitations -  Viktor is ex-Russian mob knife for hire, with a terrifying reputation. Yuuri is a Japanese mob boss. They encounter each other at a party and for some reason, Yuuri is intrigued enough to hire Viktor on.

From Almaty, With Love - It’s quiet here. Even if the car alarm on the neighbor’s goddamn BMW has been going off for the past twenty minutes. Quiet, even though the alarm’s got the neighbor’s dog howling like crazy, and the neighbor works second shift and isn’t there to comfort the dumb dog.It’s quiet…They haven’t spoken to each other since that morning, when Yuri went off to go see his tutor, and Otabek went off to do whatever the hell it was he did in the mornings before he hit the rink.“You’re used to the noise?”“Yeah, but…I think I like the quiet too.”

Dance of the Red Death - Viktor Nikiforov loved too much. What begins as a cough morphs into something that takes the shape of an unseen monster hiding in his very blood. With the Russian government scrambling to sweep under the rug the worst of a crisis that’s been thirty-five years in the making and a society that sees his disease as a death sentence, Viktor is left with figuring out his own way to survive.

Hasta que los días nos unan otra vez - Yuri es un joven amante del patinaje que vive en San Petersburgo con su abuelo. Su vida es normal, hasta que se cruza con aquel extraño de rasgos extranjeros en la pista y desde esa misma noche no puede dejar de soñar con él, literalmente.Pero en sus sueños él ya no es Yuri Plisetsky, sino Yuuri Katsuki, un joven soldado japonés durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y el extraño tampoco es el mismo sino Viktor Nikiforov, un voluntario ruso en los campamentos de refugiados.Yuri sabe que todo es solo un simple sueño, pero ¿Por qué su corazón duele cada vez que sueña con aquellos dos desconocidos, y se siente tan ligado a su historia?

The Longest Off-Season -  It’s after the Grand Prix Final, and now that Yuri and Victor have made their choices and established exactly what they are, Victor asks Yuri to move in with him in Russia.
Everything is going so well; it’s pure domestic bliss, that is until something happens which turns their world - and Yuri’s skating career - upside down.

Melodies Unheard, but Felt All the Same - Yuuri wanted to make history as the first deaf man to win the Grand Prix Final. Of course he’s a little skeptical of Victor Nikiforov’s presence, especially considering the reactions from others who have learned about his lack of hearing.But Victor proves to be different, and Yuuri appreciates that. Now all that’s left is to tell the figure skating world about it.

lie to make me like you -  It’s become a game, of sorts, to anyone privy to the fact that the pattern exists in the first place: ask Victor out at the beginning of the month, date for however many days, and wait for the end to come and for Victor to say, always: I couldn’t fall in love with you. Let’s break up.
Or, Victor is a retired actor looking for love, and Yuuri happens to be the (un)fortunate soul to unwittingly ask him out at the beginning of the month. Except relationships don’t come with a script, and it’s much harder understanding love than roles.

like your french girls -  in which Victor is an artist, Yuuri is his figure skating muse, and Yuri is so done hearing about their stupid love story through Instagram

all the world’s a stage - Everyone has a guilty pleasure.For Yuuri, it just happens to be romance movies starring famous heartthrob Victor Nikiforov.

Between us - Love hurts. Love heals. Sometimes it’s really easy to love. Sometimes it feels like hell. You can forget to love yourself because you are too busy with loving someone else. Sometimes you give everything for the one you love and don’t expect to get anything back. You can love with all your soul and heart. Your heart can heal, your soul can belong to someone else. Love will make you cry and laugh, love will make you hate and forgive.
It’s life. It’s pain. Feels.Don’t give up.In the end, love always wins.

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Peter Cushing is my favorite old horror actor. And he’s really such a dear old fella in his interviews. Best friends with frequent horror co-star Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price.

Seriously, he’s a hero.

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ICYMI: Check out our recent conversation with Brent Hayes Edwards and Jean-Christophe Cloutier (co-editors of Claude McKay’s recently discovered final novel, Amiable with Big Teeth), who were joined at the Schomburg by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America and Dagmawi Woubshet, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania, for a discussion on the significance of Amiable with Big Teeth for our understanding of McKay’s career, black internationalism, and Popular Front politics.

Regarding Chris “Kirbopher” Niosi

This post has been ten years coming.

Now, let me preface this by saying that I know for a fact that very few people like Kirbopher, but because of the state of the animation and voiceover industries, no one has the courage to say it without looking like a drama stirrer. I have no attachment to any industry, although I used to date an animator/storyboarder. Every time the conversation of Kirb being an awful, disgusting person comes up online, several people chime in and a friend of mine and I have gotten followers because of it. Hell, I even hung out with Egoraptor and his friends, and we spent hours that night dragging Kirb for all he’s worth.

And yeah, haha, Kirb’s bad, funny joke, but no, it’s not just his art quality that’s (subjectively) not very great. Kirb is one of the most selfish, abusive people I have ever met. He is part of why I have no memory of the year 2011. This isn’t going to take the traditional form of a “callout” post, rather, I will be dissecting two chat logs and an email sent to me by him.

Some background: I met Kirbopher through Bryon “Psyguy” Beaubien, who I have called out previously, alongside their mutual friend CrikeyDave. I have also called out Kirb’s ex, Liz Losey. Here is the post, I recommend reading it for further context, as I remember her abuse very well, on top of Kirb’s part in it. I understand if you stop believing me at this point, but please understand that SuperPsyguy’s whole group of friends were either abusers or abuse victims. Kirb stayed for the longest out of all of them. Guess which one he was?

Anyway, I will explain the story through these logs. Thank you for listening.

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Prussia x Hungary Fic Recs

for starters.. here :D most of these are from my first sweep of 1.8K fanfics under the Pruhun tag in ff.net. More notes under the cut.

Read the ratings first when you open them! Some of them are M or E!!!


Semi-historical AU / Semi-canon (oneshots)

with the lake in our hair by  zlotyhero (AO3) or  pozarpel (ff.net)

Tschüss und Wiedersehen  by  Peridot Tears

Balaton by  Peridot Tears

But That Was In Another Country by Konstantya

 Her Smile, His Pain  by Flashback 1701    

The White King by Churro-Dragon 

Raggamuffins by eyesocketsandsuits

Blindside and  Take Me To Church by aphtrashbin 

The Morning After by  larkaholic 

Boldog születésnapot by  CrystalLotus98

In Our Bedroom After The War by Purple Sky Juliet 

Shall We Dance, Lizzie?  by  rowan.garland

When War Comes by  WillowingEnds

Behind the Curtain by  Animanga Girl

The Insane Quirk  by  Mewdu

I’m Still Here by Flashback 1701

St Stephen’s Cross by  Purplefluffychainsaw

Death of a Nation by  Yukari Rin

Never Alone by  IronicallyPlatonic

Hurt and Comfort by LazyChild 

Seduction and Humiliation by  LazyChild (also on AO3)

From Soviet Russia, with love by erde

Heile, heile Katzendreck by erde 

Thinking over by erde 

Anyhow, anywhere, anytime by erde 

Liebling, it’s cold outside by erde

Aubade by  Watanabe Maya

speak now by  boys and girls look to the sky

Unto the East by @historia-vitae-magistras

In Complete Steel by Daegaer


Semi-historical AU / Semi-canon (multi-chaptered)

Preussenlied  by  Catching Tomorrow

Preußens Gloria by  Mestophilies

Flight of the Valkyrie by CelticFeather   

The Awesomely Awesome Adventures of Prussia! by Mimizuku9

 The Iron Eagle’s Flight by  Rebel-to-Write

Steps by scribblescribbledot

Háborúzik  by lavenderghost

Last Fragments in Balatonfüred by startrack

Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit and sequel:The Creaking Harpsichord by  Peridot Tears 

That Disjointed Front by  snappleducated

Won’t you please (not) look at me? by erde


Assorted AU’s (oneshots)

Europe’s Skies by  anchorise

Nine Years by Flashback 1701

Paper Cranes by Cancurry 

Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf by  PRAUS   

Lay Me Down  by  Cameron Kennedy  

Of hangovers and wives by kyootness 

Evidence  and  Sweet Dreams by  FantasticMr.Socks

the middle grounds by  mnemonica

Impatience by  LadySilverFang

Journey by  froyozensight

Blinding Spark That Burns Out Fast by  sunrise over boston 

Sadie Hawkins Dance by  iTrippedandfellforyou

The Fix by  Positively (also on AO3)

raindrops in april by  FH14 (AO3)


Assorted AU’s (multi-chaptered) 

Through These Albino Eyes by Flashback 1701   

Not Your Ordinary Fairytale  and sequel: Off the Beaten Path  by AndAllThatJazzToo

The Roar  by CelticFeather 

The Vices Of Reality by co-authors Christoph Andretti and IsThisPhantasy

The Lucky Journal of Dezsö Héderváry by  xXxXLupicideXxXx 

Für Gilbert, Von Liz by  Lewis and Silver and  Weapon Frayer 

Age of Empires by  Peridot Tears

What’s really a beginning?  by  xless.then.three

Indefinite Articles by  Catching Tomorrow


AU: OmegaVerse (can also be found on AO3)

A Flower’s Resilience by  NightlySnow 

Arrogant Alphas and Stubborn Omegas by ScarletPrussia


fic author: Mad Writer in Manila (i don’t know but i like them for some reason)

Keyboard (au, frying pangle)

Tell Me A Story (asstd. hetalia)


Special fic author mentions: (check out their fics :D)

  • Peridot Tears - i find anything they write excellent
  • erde - AO3 dude. i get my pruhun fix from them always
  • Konstantya - for those who like good Austria and AusHun too
  • aphtrashbin - lots of good pruhun and hetalia fics. they have their own tumblr so goo check them out too
  • eyesocketsandsuits  - this hetalia author is really funny.. damnnn

there are many other good fics on AO3. good luck

personal notes under the cut


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Kray vs Kray: Movie hard man Tom Hardy tackles his toughest ever fight - against himself

He may be the hard man of British cinema, but Tom Hardy has finally met his match on-screen.

His latest film sees the Mad Max star brutally beaten up – after getting into a fight with himself.

For the 37-year-old plays both Reggie and Ronnie Kray in the British gangster flick Legend. Our exclusive pictures reveal the jaw-dropping fight sequence, which required numerous technological tricks.

The brawl takes place in a London nightclub, and is just one of several scenes in which the brothers interact with each other on-screen.

Hardy and his stunt double Jacob Tomuri took it in turns to play both roles for the punch-up, which took five days to shoot.

Tim Bevan, the film’s producer, said: ‘In that scene every single trick that one could possibly use is being used. There are stunt doubles, there will be some split screen, there will be some motion control, and there will be some face replacement technology, it’s a very, very technical scene indeed.’

And it seems Hardy – who is famous for doing most of his own stunts – suffered for his art.

Stunt co-ordinator Julian Spencer said: ‘I told Tom and his double that I really wanted them to land these hits. All of the facial hits were real. They weren’t exactly punches but they were good banging slaps.

‘They both ended up with bloody noses, cauliflower ears and black eyes.’ Legend, which is directed by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland, is the first film about the Kray twins since 1990.

Mr Bevan said he was initially worried that audiences would not be interested in another take on the story, but said he was convinced by Hardy’s insistence on playing both lead roles.

‘Tom worked out different make-up for both of them,’ he said. ‘He pre-recorded the lines of which ever one he was playing against. He then had them played back in his ear.’ In the movie, Reggie is portrayed as a ‘gangster prince’ – a smooth-talking heartthrob irresistible to women.

By contrast, Ronnie is played as a psychopath who is unable to control his violent tendencies and likes nothing more than a ‘shoot-out’. ‘Tom wanted a distinction between the two characters,’ Mr Bevan added. (+)

Legend, which co-stars Christopher Eccleston and Colin Morgan, will be released on September 9.

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Some new background on the brutal fight scene between Ron and Reg, from producer Tom Bevan and stunt co-coordinator Julian Spencer:

The brawl takes place in a London nightclub, and is just one of several scenes in which the brothers interact with each other on-screen.

Hardy and his stunt double Jacob Tomuri took it in turns to play both roles for the punch-up, which took five days to shoot.

Tim Bevan, the film’s producer, said: ‘In that scene every single trick that one could possibly use is being used. There are stunt doubles, there will be some split screen, there will be some motion control, and there will be some face replacement technology, it’s a very, very technical scene indeed.’

And it seems Hardy – who is famous for doing most of his own stunts – suffered for his art.

Stunt co-ordinator Julian Spencer said: ‘I told Tom and his double that I really wanted them to land these hits. All of the facial hits were real. They weren’t exactly punches but they were good banging slaps.

‘They both ended up with bloody noses, cauliflower ears and black eyes.’

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Oxford University Press made major waves in the publishing world yesterday when they announced that they are officially crediting Christopher Marlowe as a co-author of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts I-III in their upcoming edition of the Bard’s complete works. Marlowe’s possible link to Shakespeare’s works isn’t new news, however. For years, scholars have been attempting to link the 16th century poet and playwright with Shakespeare’s works, but no major publishing house has ever formally named Marlowe as a co-author. Until now.

We’re curious—how do you feel about Christopher Marlowe being formally credited as a co-author of Henry VI, Parts I-III? Does it change the way you look at Shakespeare and his works?