detroit inspires

If Yuuri was a stripper back in Detroit Pt 23
  • Yuri P: So like, I have this idea for my exhibition skate...
  • Yuuri: Yeah?
  • Yuri P: It's for a heavy metal glam piece where I strip from my bedazzled jacket to reveal a heavily ripped shirt and basically do some edgy rage-induced choreography with a signature Johnny Weir slide that gives the audience a nice nip shot. Also Otabek is there.
  • Yuuri: ...And you need my help because...?
  • Yuri P: You stripped for a living, what's the coolest way to tease off a jacket? Also I need to borrow Viktor's Gucci shades, I'm gonna whip 'em across the ice.
  • Yuuri: Jesus Christ.
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This man is one of the people I admire the most in this world, so i decided to make a GIF session of this Vintage Kings Audio’s video where he tells how much he struggled to be able to make music and become the successful musician, producer, label owner etc he is today.
If you ever feel like giving up, think of this man’s story.

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ART SCHOOL | JONNY ALEXANDER (Detroit, MI)

Inspired by his love of the outdoors, artist and Head Screen Printer Jonny Alexander’s work incorporates Nature, landscapes, and its objects/processes, creating large open landscapes to cross sectional terrestrial islands sometimes floating in space, surrounded by oceans, or inhabiting surreal terrains.  Devoid of humans and human interactions, his visual narratives do, however, reflect his own “existential quandaries” or spotlight the human consequences to the environment as in a 2016 mural he created with the Pangeaseed: SeaWalls Murals in New Zealand.  We’re super excited to chat with Jonny about his art school experiences, his love of the outdoors, as well as his work ethic and tenacious attitude, all in this session of Art School. 

Photographs courtesy of the artist

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If Yuuri was a stripper back in Detroit Pt 18
  • Viktor: So why did you pick that black outfit of mine for your Eros routine?
  • Yuuri: It reminded me of a dance routine I did back in my stripper days.
  • Viktor: Seriously? Do tell~
  • Yuuri: Nothing that exciting, it was just for a Rihanna song.
  • Viktor: Which one?
  • Yuuri: S&M
  • Viktor: ...
  • Yuuri: It kinda had that bondage look about it that I like.
  • Viktor: ...
  • Yuuri: You okay?
  • Viktor: *nose bleeding*
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ART SCHOOL | Sheryo & The Yok 

Talented and world-traveling artist duo, Sheryo & The Yok are known for their massive murals and installations all over the world, inspired by their travels, cartoons, and psychedelic imaginations. Their passion for painting large scale murals and their vision for creating immersive art installations make them both inspirational and mind blowing to fans and artists alike. We’re excited to interview these spray painting nomads and talk about their travels, their art processes, and their upcoming projects which include “a crocodile temple in Singapore” and “a bat house/shack under a bridge in Berlin.”

Photographs courtesy of the artist | Top photograph by Rainer Christian Kurzeder

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———–  1969 Ford Escort   —————

—- The Ford Escort was introduced in the United Kingdom at the end of 1967 making its show debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968. The Escort was a commercial success in many parts of Western Europe but nowhere more than in the UK, where it was the national best seller of the 1960’s. In June 1974, less than six years after the car’s UK introduction, Ford announced the completion of the two millionth Ford Escort, a milestone unmatched by any Ford model outside the USA. The Mk. I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time; a subtle Detroit-inspired ‘Coke bottle’ waistline and the 'dogbone’ shaped front grill - arguably the car’s most famous stylistic feature. —

anonymous asked:

What do you think Stillwater is like climate wise? Like is more hot or cold? Rainy vs. sunny? What about Steelport?

stilwaters in the middle of a lake in michigan so im gonna say its likely pretty cloudy most of the time, not a lot of sunshine. rains a lot, snows hard in the winters. pretty humid. the summer in sr2 is referred to as being unusually hot so im assuming they dont get a lot of extreme heat there. maybe theyre further north? but im gonna say overall its probably a pretty wet and grey place to live.

steelport is in the rust belt as well & was inspired by detroit and is probably not very far away from stilwater so im inclined to say its probably much the same? maybe warmer if its further south. probably also pretty wet (since its an island)

Detroit Gothic
  • The streets creak and groan in the salty slush of winter. In the morning, there are gaping potholes where there were none before.
  • The dull pink of the night sky is only occasionally broken by the sight of spotlights on the cloud ceiling. If you trace the beam of light back through the hazy air, you find the only spotlight around is a smoky, burnt-out husk. 
  • When the People Mover shuts down for the night, do not be foolhardy enough to try and stay aboard. The cars never reach the central hub; you are lulled to sleep by the endless clacking of the wheels in the tunnel between Cobo and Fort Cass. When you wake up, hours later, you are still there. 
  • Decrepit brickwork and shattered windows grow from the cracked ground. Teens with too much wisdom and a free can of spray paint tag the walls to measure their growth. 
  • Somehow, walking along the river, you get turned around and enter a parking garage. You try to follow the arrows out, but you’ve walked far longer towards the exit than you did to get in, and there’s still no sign of it.
  • A church’s bell rings out on the hour, and in the distance, you hear other ones do the same. All are ringing out different times. It could just be the sound is echoing off the buildings around you, but as you hear one, and then another, and another ring out 26 and counting, you remember that church bells once rang out to signal the death of a parishioner. You didn’t think they did that anymore, but you don’t stop counting. 134, 135, 136…
  • The traffic cones seem to be following you. One shifts to the right by a foot out of the corner of your eye, and through the unease you try to convince yourself it was the wind. 
  • A wrong turn on a side street leaves you in an overgrown field. There’s a pillar of smoke at the end of it, and if you look back, you can still see the Renaissance Center, if you squint. You run towards the smoke, but you don’t get any closer. 
  • The homeless man that is always on the corner isn’t there today. You swallow bile and try not to remember the look of tired acceptance on his face when you said you had no change for him yesterday. It reminded you of your grandmother on her deathbed. 
  • You must get an octopus into the Joe. You must get an octopus into the Joe. The octopus needs to be thrown on the ice. You dodge security and slip the shadows until you get close enough to the rink. The octopus lands just short of the goal net, and you hope that this time, it will be enough.
  • There is no “South Detroit.” We all joke about that, not mentioning how sacred the place is, not daring to breathe a word of the power that rests there, just under the icy waves of the river. We were born and raised there, no matter where we are from. Our voices raise in a solemn chant as we promise to never give up our faith in the city. The city will stay standing for it. 
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What I learned today after a massive breakdown… Sometimes you just have to stop. Halt everything. Mental and physical activity. You are NOT productive during this time. And most likely, you’re hungry. So eat. After you stop and eat, count some of your accomplishments and blessings. I know. I know. Easier said than done. But I felt a teeny bit better after less focus was on all the fucked up shit that’s happened. How my family is like… How my weight is like… How the people I thought I could count on are like… Count the tiny blessings, the medium and large. Then take a nap. A long one. And start over again. Growth is constant reevaluation. Constant reflection.

I’m learning…

You will push for hours and nothing will move. You will push for days and nothing will move. You will push for years and nothing will move. So why do we push for change, for success, for greatness? One word. Hope. Because we know that only a handful of us will continue the fight to push for something more, something better. During this process, you will sweat blood, you will see people who pushed beside you stop and walk away, and you’ll also have people trying to convince you to stop, give up. You must never give up. You must push, no matter how long it takes. Because all you need is movement. An inch will turn into a yard and a yard into a mile. You will look back and have conquered and gain and you will be humbled. You will be a legend!“

–Leah V Daily

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Victuuri Recs #4

Etched in the Ice by sharkgirl (PG, 1,5k)

Summary: “Since when did you get so good at this sort of thing?”

Yuuri reached for one of his hands, lacing their fingers and bringing them to his lips.

“I learned from the best.” [Marriage Proposal]


black cat, white cat by authoress (R, 11,7k, WIP)

Summary: It’s one thing to see your idol in the flesh, skating on ice he was born to dance on.

It’s another to point a gun at him and be greeted with that same smile you fell in love with.

(in which Yuuri punches, shoots at, seduces, dances on, and in other words, falls in love with Viktor, and Viktor with him) [Espionage AU]


there is no space for anything but dreaming by perennials (PG, 2,7k)

Summary: “Gotcha.” Yuuri grins breathlessly down at him. His cheeks are lipstick-pink and flushed with exertion, and it’s cold enough out to warrant scarves and sweaters but he’s sweating like it’s the middle of summer. His hair is in an absolute mess, strands twisting around his ear and clumping together haphazardly over his forehead. He’s an absolute, gorgeous mess.

Viktor’s chest tightens. I love this man, he thinks. I love him so much I could die.

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Or, Viktor’s twenty-nine and tired, and Yuuri has something really important to say. [Marriage Proposal]


Distance by surveycorpsjean (NC-17, 5k)

Summary: They just can’t stand to be apart.


Dance Along by feelslikefire (NC-17, 7,2k)

Summary: Five Times Victor Kissed Yuuri, and One Time Yuuri Kissed Victor

(or, gays on skates: the fanfic)


Silliness and Stolen Shirts by smudgesofink (PG, 2,7k)

Summary: “You’re,” Victor begins in a stammer, and wait, are the tips of his ears turning pink? “You’re wearing my shirt.” Yuuri looks down at himself once again, and sure enough, it’s Victor’s wine red shirt that’s hanging off his body.

In which Victor is weak for the Boyfriend Shirt, and Yuuri doesn’t realize he is, too.


Five Kisses by oh_imintrouble (G, 4,3k)

Summary: It hadn’t seemed out of the ordinary at the time. Victor had always been free with his affection; throwing out compliments, light caresses, even the occasional peck to the cheek. After a little over a week of having him as his coach, Yuuri was sure he had gotten used to it. It was just a Westerner thing, no use getting riled up if Victor wasn’t going to be stopping it anytime soon.

Then it happened.

~~~

Victor likes kissing Yuuri and Yuuri is frustratingly dense


The Prince and His Servant by bigghost (PG, 1,8k)

Summary: Victor likes to be dramatic. Yuri doesn’t realize exactly how dramatic. [Marriage Proposal]


slow it down by sportsanimeruinedmylife (PG, 2,8k)

Summary: At first, he looked at Yuuri and he just wanted.

But then he started looking at Yuuri and wanting to protect him, to make him happy.

Now he looks at Yuuri and he wants everything with him.

It’s terrifying.

Or…people have always been easy for Victor. Yuuri is the exception to the rule.


the language of flowers by kylo_rad (G-NC-17, 16,6k, WIP Series)

Summary: The photo was of the latest arrangement of Yuuri’s through the shop’s window, with the caption “Ex-skater Yuuri Katsuki’s floral homage to @VictorNikiforov’s costume from last year’s Grand Prix Final, in the window of Winter Bouquet, Hasetsu.”

Shit.

Alternate Universe in which Yuuri quits ice skating after the Grand Prix Final and becomes a florist instead. [Florist!Yuri AU WIP Series]


Quad Lutz by iamalivenow (NC-17, 25,6k, WIP)

Summary: Victor falls in love with Yuuri every single time they touch each other.

Yuuri loves him from the beginning. [Kink Negotiation + Kink Exploration]


Capricious Eros by agapantoblu (PG, 3,2k)

Summary: Since talking to Vitya is the same as talking to a wall, Yakov tries to convince Yuuri that Viktor’s place is in the rink, not playing coach on the sidelines.

Yuuri disagrees. Strongly.


Shoebox of Photographs by yuzururu (PG, 13,4k, WIP)

Summary: Unlucky culinary grad student, Katsuki Yuuri, comes to Tokyo in search of a future pursuing his cooking passions. Instead, he finds more adventure than he’s bargained for…in the form of a dog Cafe run by a certain Russian model.

//Or basically, a Coffee Shop AU. I know we’ve been craving one. [Culinary Student!Yuri + Model!Victor Coffeeshop AU]


Starting Anew by timid_turtle_timi (G, 1,6k, WIP Series)

Summary: Viktor Nikiforov has retired from his competitive skating, now coaching his young protege Yuri Plisetsky as he trains for his senior debut. The two move to Detroit in search of inspiration and a change of pace in hopes to focus the young skater on his goals. In the same city Katsuki Yuuri handles his shattered self esteem, and takes on a new career teaching physical education during the day, and children’s figure skating in the evenings. [Hot Dad!AU WIP Series]


i took no time with the fall by lazulisong (G, 2k)

Summary: It’s really nice, knowing Victor like this, as a real living person who hates chocolate and sleeps with his dog in his arms like a teddy bear. That he’s obsessed with the perfect selfie and remembers that Yuri doesn’t like carrots. All of those things about Victor, that Yuri gets to find out every day, over and over again.


stay young (go dancing) by ryuuzao (NC-17, 7,2k)

Summary: “Do you do this with every pretty boy that serves you champagne?” Yuuri asks, finally a touch of humor in his tone.

“I’ll admit, I’m the flirty type,” Viktor says, “but I haven’t asked to kiss any.”

Oh, fuck it. Yuuri throws caution to the wind and says, “You won’t have to.”

aka: the one where yu-topia onsen caters a celebration party for viktor nikiforov’s fifth world championship win, and viktor takes interest in the super hot waiter. [Caterer!Yuri AU]


Again by future_fishy (PG, 1,1k)

Summary: “Yuuri,” Viktor said, “I’d very much like to kiss you again.”


Surprise Me by sharkgirl (PG, 0,9k)

Summary: “Yuuri…?” Victor’s voice pulled him from his reverie. “Is it morning?”
“Afternoon, actually.”

Sequel to Etched in the Ice.


pardon the way that i stare by kevystel (G, 3,1k)

Summary: All Yakov says, after Yuuri’s free skate at the Cup of China, is: ‘Really?’

(The problem is that Viktor falls hard.)