After watching “Welcome To The Madness”,here’s my prediction about Otabek Altin being a future (damn great) coach
Agape’s coreography it’s like is sewn on Yuri’s angelic appearance. Victor, as a friend and also newly-coach knows his skater’s personality very well, and he gives to him the unexpected “On Love” version because he definitely gonna kill it. But at the same time I feel like he didn’t follow Yuri’s heart (maybe because he was actually Yuuri’s coach, and he have to follow him first). I mean ok, Yuri also have a soft side, an “agape” who’s pictured by his beloved grandpa (and later, friends and yep, Beka), but I think that a skater have to make his best and gets some fun into the coregraphy, not demostrate their twisted inner psycology XD What I trying to said is, Otabek could be in future a freaking great coach: he saw what’s in Yuri’s heart from the very first minute, choosed the best song, and actually manage to agree with a so freaking particular personality like Yuri in just one night, finding the best moves together.
Otabek is a future genius coach. XD And here lies my two cents. THIS IS MADNESS! *throws confetti*
A/N: Are at the end. I would appreciate it so much if you would read them, as they are for you.
He’s outside the curry place, pacing and biting his nails, ten minutes before the time he arranged with Rae. They planned it specifically so that the rest of the group will already be inside when they arrive.
She hadn’t called him last night, and he’d waited. Not that it was much of a problem - there was no way he could sleep after that crazy, roller-coaster of an evening. He sees the fact that she didn’t ask him to talk her down from the ledge as a very positive sign. Still, when he sees her coming down the street, when he sees her smile shyly at him, the wave of relief washing over him is astounding. He realizes how anxious he was for her to be here, to not change her mind, to still like him in the morning.
On 03/14/14, I sent an email to Kelly McBride. It was just a little after 1am. I’d already sent her several tweets hours before outlining every single thing that was incorrect about the piece that she’d written about me on Poynter that I didn’t even know existed until some dude started trolling me. I found a link to it on his timeline & was sick when started reading it. I called her a “lazy & wrong lasagna” (layered with lazy & filled with wrong.) I told her that it was clear that she’d done ZERO research before writing the piece. She said I didn’t identify as an assault survivor. She tried to silence the voice that took me 14 years to get the courage to use. She said she’d love to speak with me. I told her I’d love for her to go fuck herself. (This was the 2nd time in 12 hours that I’d had someone attempt to interview me AFTER the rushed to post a story without speaking with me about it first.) This isn’t where I made the mistake though. My mistake came when I sent her that email and tried to connect with her on a human level. Somehow I thought that if I shared a story with her that I’d never shared with anyone before, she’d feel how I felt the previous evening when hundreds of women from all over the world shared their stories of assault with me. I was hoping that she’d say “Wow. I was wrong. I’m sorry that I just looked at your Twitter avatar & assumed that I knew enough about you to write about you without ever doing a teaspoon of research.” Instead, Kelly copied one of her male colleagues on that same email thread! Now the story of my assault is sitting in some guy’s inbox. When I pointed this out to her via email, she didn’t even say “whoops.” She never acknowledged it.
After pouring my heart out to her in that email at 1am, I woke up the next morning to discover that the story had been updated but I wasn’t able to locate any updates. (I’m so glad that I’d had the foresight to screencap the original before anyone went in & made any changes.) All of the wrong info was still there, including the title which essentially referred to ME as being “mad” at BuzzFeed for using tweets that didn’t belong to me. She said that I “missed the note.” The irony of referring to me as not getting the memo when she clearly never read the memo her damn self. This was never the case. The people who “got mad” were other survivors who were upset with the list-icle format & being exploited for “clickbait.” I was hurt. I remember laying in my bed that Friday morning looking at the unchanged Poynter piece on my iPhone with tears rolling down my cheeks. Her negligence resulted in COUNTLESS other posts being written based upon her WRONG information. Suddenly I became the girl who was too dumb to know that the internet is public & I was too stupid to know that I didn’t own other people’s tweets.
Below are the screencaps of the original piece that was posted on Wed, 03/13/14. And screencaps of the “correction” version that went up just before midnight on 03/14/14. Entire paragraphs & words were added to the correction (I’ve bulleted those changes below.) I asked for retraction in that 1am email. I was told by her editor (the same guy who she copied on that email) that Poynter has never issued a retraction before so that’s why they didn’t take the story down. (He also said that the reason why the site showed an update that next morning, was because the story had been moved from 1 place on their site to another.) I explained that it was SO wrong in SO many places, it needed to be completely re-written so a retraction was necessary. Instead, Kelly changed the title, & added paragraphs so that anyone reading the story now wouldn’t see what was wrong with it to begin with. But now you can. I’m not going to try to make this grown woman do the right thing any longer. It’s clear that it’s not in her nature and I have too many great things happening in my life to focus on her any longer.
Changes from pic 1 to pic 2:
Title (yay…I’m no longer the representative of the people who got mad! *throws confetti*)
Changed “@steenfox challenged Testa for failing to get mermission to use the tweets” to “get permission from her.” She could’ve added “…to use her photo” but this would’ve changed everything written after that because her main objective was to write about “But that raises the question: permission for what?” YOU KNOW THE ANSWER!!! >_<
Changes from pic 3 to pic 4:
Changed “raises the question” to “begs the question”
Changed “@steenfox does not identify herself as a survivor & neither does Testa” to “@steenfox did not identify herself as a survivor in the two tweets that asked others to share their stories." BACKPEDDLE DOT COM. No matter how she tries to rephrase silencing my voice, she still silenced my voice. I identified myself as a survivor. Everyone who READ my TL that night knew this. In email she said ”I’m sorry that I said you did not identify yourself as a sexual assault survivor. I meant that in the context of asking the question of what you were wearing.“ I replied with a screencap of my tweet where I DID identify as a survivor.
Added "In an email to Poynter, @steenfox explained her main objective with BuzzFeed was the use of her image with the story without permission." I also told her that Testa didn’t ask me for permission to use MY tweets too but whatever…
Changed "Journalists harbor great sensitivity” to “…great reservations.” Perhaps because she didn’t harbor great sensitivity?
Changes from pic 5 to pic 6:
Added the paragraph “This is tricky territory because BuzzFeed doesn’t identify her as a sexual assault survivor, and it’s not apparent if Testa even knew that fact. (BuzzFeed editors declined to answer that specific question.) Except for sexual assault victims, journalists rarely offer carte blanche anonymity.” UM, DATS ME DOE!
The correction notes that the sentence where McBride *misidentified* me was clarified and that 1 other paragraph was “changed to amplify” what my issue with BuzzFeed was. Why didn’t the correction mention ANY of the other bullet points above? Oh, I know why…#NewEthics