coach v

Can we just talk about how fucking great the writing on this show is?

Okay, this one requires a little explaination.

At this point in the series, we’ve seen people shrug off injuries like they were nothing. Steven and the Gems (especially the Gems) tank a HECK load of hits. Just watch Pearl v Sugilite (Coach Steven), Pearlbot v Peribot (Back to the Barn), the Gems v the waterclones (Ocean Gem), Garnet v Jasper (Jailbreak), Stevonnie v Jasper (Crack the Whip), or any other fight scene you can think of. 

Now, the Off Colors (+ Lars and Steven) v Robonoids isn’t even that impressive of a fight. It’s fucking tense, sure, but there’s mostly just a whole lotta hiding. 

Until this moment.

Lars is terrified, but he gathers his courage and attacks one of the robonoids head-on. He leaps on top of it, clinging onto it for dear life as it tries to throw him off.

Then we get a bunch of this fuckery.

And HERE, in THIS exact moment, is where things go south. 

But the thing is, we don’t realise it yet. We as viewers are so absorbed in cheering for Lars, we don’t even THINK about the consequences this could have for him.

Now, another thing about Steven Universe is that things explode. And when they do, they explode impressively and they explode beautifully.

(from Laser Light Cannon)

(from Super Watermelon Island)

(from Serious Steven)

So when comparing those shots to this shot of the Robonoid exploding…

…this explosion is extremely underwhelming. 

Combined with the fact that we’ve never seen a character get seriously hurt in explosions before, we don’t see this as a threat. We are not worried in this moment because Lars just beat this fucker! We are relieved, we are happy, we are ready to start celebrating. Meaning that seeing this…

…over the sound of a flatline…

…is jarring as all hell, because it immediately tells us celebrating viewers that something is WRONG.

And Steven knows it.

The reaction of the Off Colors here immediately becomes dissonant and strange. After all, these gems don’t know about human deaths. Lars hasn’t poofed, so he’s fine…

…right?

no.

no he’s not.

he is not fine.

he’s dead.

And that’s the kicker. 

Steven Universe has been running for four seasons, and NOBODY HAS EVER DIED ON SCREEN BEFORE NOW!

We aren’t expecting it! We have gotten so used to death not being a real threat in this show because surely the Crewniverse wouldn’t dare kill off a main character that we’ve stopped factoring it in as something that could happen. 

Even the Off Colors are realizing it now. Even Paddy realizes it.

One of Steven’s best friends just died. For real. On screen. In a fight we would have written off as underwhelming if not for this moment.

What the fuck, Rebecca.

anonymous asked:

Since they don't get enough love, how about the nishigori triplets holding a twitter interview with our skaters?

Big thanks to all my discord friends for letting me ask them random questions and use their answers in this drabble.

#NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@phichit+chu
did you ask @seung-gillee out? Or was it the other way around? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
Oh god, this is embarrassing #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
@seung-gillee
asked me out #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
How does it feel to fly across the ice, @v-nikiforov? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
Like sliding on your socks across a hardwood floor #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@yuri-plisetsky
, where did you get your cat? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
I did not agree to answer any questions @sukeota3sisters

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@yuri-plisetsky
pleeeeeease

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
@sukeota3sisters

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
She was a present from my grandpa when I moved to St. Petersburg by myself #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
Where did you learn the art of selfies, @phichit+chu? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
A second question!!! Yay #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
From youtube, where else -wink emoji- #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
Why don’t you wear contacts when skating, @yuurikatsuki? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuuri Katsuki @yuurikatsuki
I can’t wear contacts. They irritate my eyes and it is just too painful to wear contacts #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@otabek-altin
how has moving around the world and training in different countries assisted in your growth as a skater? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Otabek Altin @otabek-altin
Being able to train in different parts of the word has introduced me to different skating styles #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Otabek Altin @otabek-altin
Moving around and training in different countries has really helped me create my own unique style #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@v-nikiforov
we have another question for you. The question has been asked by over a 100-different people #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
Why the hair cut? @v-nikiforov #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
Because I wanted to surprise my audience #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Georgi Popovich @G-Popovich
@v-nikiforov got gum in his hair and the only thing they could do was cut it #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
@G-Popovich HOW COULD YOU TELL THEM -crying emoji- #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@yuri-plisetsky
do you sleep with your cat? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
WHAT TYPE OF QUESTION IS THAT #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
Potya sleeps on my bed, normally at my feet but during winter, she will sleep under the blankets or on my chest #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@christophe-gc how often do you have your hair cut? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Christophe Giacometti @christophe-gc
Yay~ a question for me finally #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Christophe Giacometti @christophe-gc
I get my hair cut every three months, exactly. Can’t have any dead ends, darlings #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters 
The next question is for anyone that wants to answer it #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters 
Do you look at fanblogs? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Kenjirou Minami @Ken_Minami
I look at fan blogs for other skaters, yes #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Guang Hong Ji @+guanghongji+
Yeah, I especially like the fanart for victuuri #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters 
Next question is for @v-nikiforov and @yuurikatsuki, how do you feel about your student/coach? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
It is amazing, I get to spend everyday training and coaching my best friend and lover #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuuri Katsuki @yuurikatsuki
I thought it would be awkward, training with my fiancé, but it really brings us closer #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters 
Another question for everyone here: wardrobe malfunctions? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Seung-gil Lee @seung-gillee
@phichit+chu once split his pants right before his free skate and forced me to give him mine after I skated #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Phichit Chulanont @phichit+chu
@seung-gillee
WE PROMISED NOT TO TELL ANYONE THAT #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Mila Babicheva @Mila-Babe
I don’t know how but @yuri-plisetsky has lost so many costumes, mid-season #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Mila Babicheva @Mila-Babe
Like it is mind-blowing just how many he has lost #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters 
These is for both Yu(u)ri’s: can you lick your elbow? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Otabek Altin @otabek-altin
@yuri-plisetsky
cannot lick his elbow #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
@otabek-altin
SCREW YOU

Yuuri Katsuki @yuurikatsuki
Yes, I can lick my elbow #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@v-nikiforov, is it true you can fit your whole fist in your mouth? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
Yes, it is!!! #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuuri Katsuki @yuurikatsuki
No, it isn’t true. Victor can’t fit his whole fist in his mouth #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Christophe Giacometti @christophe-gc
@v-nikiforov
didn’t we all agree to answer all the questions honestly?

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
Hey! I’m answering them honestly @christophe-gc

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
Cause you totally weren’t caught out on lying twice already @v-nikiforov

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
I AM BEING HONEST @yuri-plisetsky

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
@Jjleroy!15
how did he know Isabella was the one? #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Jean-Jacques Leroy @Jjleroy!15
Because I knew she was my soulmate from the moment we met #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
Okay, we have one more question for before #NishigoriGetsAnswers hour is over

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
The last question goes to @v-nikiforov #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
Everyone wants to know: Is it Victor or Viktor? @v-nikiforov #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
It is Виктор #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Yuri Plisetsky @yuri-plisetsky
I mean, you aren’t wrong @v-nikiforov, but that wasn’t the question #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Victor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
Виктор #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
There you have it everyone, #NishigoriGetsAnswers hour is over!

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
Big thank you to all the skaters for being honest with all our questions #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Nishigori Triplets @sukeota3sisters
See you all next time #NishigoriGetsAnswers

Twitter War AU

AO3 Twitter War

youtube

Coach Ronland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XViS6uHUsQ)

3

Neil “Unreliable Narrator” Josten

(The Foxhole Court / The King’s Men)

youtube

Coach Cerminara with Gregor Gillespie. Check out the 17-33 sec. mark to see Coach Cerminara’s physical excitement before he wrestles his opponent. Wrestling chain drill. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exq8aUTbrSg)

my coach was half an hour late but I don’t even care bc my phone is plugged in, I’ve got my lyricless playlist going & the weird blue light inside coaches is v liminal

I love hitting that plane of travel Zen tbh

anonymous asked:

About moi- GAY {bi}, coach potato, I'm v good at snuggles, I'll give you crazy nicknames {if ya like}, will hug any animal that crosses my path, not afraid of asking for ketchup packets at mcd, date night- I have 0% money but I know how to cook {kinda} and I haven't seen a lot of movies so we can stay home, away from humans, and watch movies and I'll cook 💙

Okay, but this is amazing??? and yes we’re dating now. it’s been declared. we’ll be incredible-anon. sorry @cassielarch23 u cool, but now i’ve got anon.