figure 27

Okay but imagine Yuuri retires from competitive figure skating at 27, and he decides to go back to college to become a teacher.

So this boy walks into class sporting the just-rolled-out-of-bed look with the sex hair and the big comfy sweater and the starbucks cup in one hand.

And you know, he’s enjoying his life, he makes friends in his program and on the weekends he helps his husband teach cute little kids how to skate and they have this cozy little house together in a nice neighbourhood. He probably has girls and guys falling for him left and right.

And then one day, Yuuri’s out with his friends, and they’re at a cafe or something.

And a group of girls comes up to them, and they’re all blushing and nudging each other saying “You talk first!”.

So Yuuri just turns this absolutely blinding smile on them and asks, “Autographs?”

The girls squeak, and nod furiously.

“Sure!” he says, reaching out for the notebooks they’re holding out for him to sign.

And about ten minutes later, after several selfies and autographs and a lot of gushing and squealing and “Please let Viktor know we’re looking forward to Yuratchka’s upcoming season,” the girls leave.

So Yuuri turns back to his friends, and they’re all just staring at him with wide eyes and gaping mouths.

Yuuri kinda wonders if there’s something on his face.

The first thing that comes out of anyone’s mouths is, “…who’s Viktor?”

And Yuuri’s kinda confused as he replies, “….my husband?”

“YOU’RE MARRIED!?!?!?!?” his friends all shriek.

Yuuri looks down at his hand to make sure his ring is still there. “Yeah?” he says, holding his hand up.

“I thought that was just a fashion statement!” one of the girls exclaims.

“Why did they want your autograph though?” asks another of his friends, and Yuuri just looks away sheepishly.

“I’m…uh….a retired competitive figure skater?” he asks, his voice going higher with embarrassment. “And I…uh…got 2 golds in the Grand Prix…and 2 golds in Worlds….and maybe a silver in Pyeongchang?”

His voice gets progressively quieter as his face gets even redder.

His friends are staring at him in horror and shocked disbelief now.

And he thinks he might as well get it all out now.

“And…my husband might be the most decorated athlete in figure skating history?”

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hi everyone! some people are starting school soon, meanwhile, others have already started. i’ve noticed a lot of people who are freshmen, or upcoming freshmen, and i’d like to give my own advice from personal experience! i seriously wished i followed some of these tips.

1. whether or not your current friends will be at your high school, this is a great time to make new friends. you may not think so right now, but you might become really close to them in the future.

2. just a psa, you might lose some friends in high school. that is fine! the reasons can range from unnecessary drama to just having no classes together. you will find better friends, i promise.

3. people say that high school isn’t what you see in movies, but cliques are still very real. you will probably have your own clique-like group at some point, but do be open to people. don’t just focus on your friends when that new kid could use new friends too.

4. you might have a teacher that will ruin your grades/gpa. i genuinely mean that you might end up with a teacher that ruins your 4.0 gpa or your goal for straight a’s, no matter how much effort you put into the class. do not underestimate yourself, learn what you can yourself and move on. you will do better, trust me, those teachers exist for a reason other than to make you suffer, i swear.

5. sign up for electives, clubs, sports, etc. that you want to try out. you will find people with similarities to you, and you will need that time to have fun and not study relentlessly.

6. while it doesn’t hurt to learn a language, instead of taking a foreign language class for colleges, take it and apply what you learn. foreign languages are really helpful and fun too, especially if you get to study abroad or go travel to foreign countries!

7. remember that you can talk to your guidance counselor at school if you have any problems. they want you to have a good school year too. teachers, parents, and even close friends can be good people to go to.

8. please, don’t take an ap class (or any class with college credit) if you aren’t willing to work hard in those classes and actually study. i see freshmen do this all the time, and it only wastes your time. it might be better to delay those classes for sophomore year or later.

9. the only reason why upperclassmen seem like they dislike freshmen is that some freshmen are too immature (and frankly, some of them can truly be a nuisance). otherwise, most of them will not bite, so don’t worry!

10. it is important that you do well in your freshman year, so try not to slack off. those grades are your foundation to your gpa!

11. if you do slack off freshman year, it’s okay, colleges like to see students who improve their grades. start sophomore year off with awesome grades. ☆

12. don’t stress so much over college, because you have time to slowly prepare for it! unlike the seniors who are in their second semester, you can plan on what to do to help you prepare for college.

13. don’t have time for something? make time, or find time. you have “time”, you just prioritize certain things over others, that’s all. time management is very important in high school.

14. you might want to improve those bad habits (ahem, procrastination) now. it will help you when you have three tests on the same day, and nobody wants to finish an essay at one in the morning the night before it’s due.

15. don’t take a class just because your friend will take it, you will probably regret it. i did this and i got my schedule changed by the school, so i had a class with none of my friends. it was tedious.

16. this is practically the opposite of #8, but don’t refuse to take a college level class because you think you will fail. (unless you’re contemplating ap calculus when you struggle to graph algebraic functions, then, you know, maybe not). it’s good to challenge yourself sometimes.

17. don’t feel pressured to do something just because it’s mainstream, or that certain people do it. try to learn to stop caring about what people think of you, or at least ignore any negative prejudice around you. their opinions are irrelevant.

18. learn to find your identity, it will take a while. that’s fine, but have fun, make new friends, do fun activities, work hard, and most importantly, be healthy and happy!!

19. do not put school over health. i beg of you, do not pull all nighters either. your physical and mental health is the most important.

20. if you get sick, contact your friends to know what you missed. or have them get your work and give it to you. or even better, email your teachers. i hate doing work when i’m sick, however, it might be better than making up your work while working on your current work after you go back to school.

21. i know people say “don’t stress” which is much harder said than done. you will probably have days when you procrastinate on so many assignments, or when you didn’t do an assignment and you need to finish it as soon as possible. break it down to little pieces and work on it. take breaks. if you are truly stressed, leave your work alone and relax because that is the most important.

22. when you are having a conversation with someone, listen to them rather than wait to reply to them. it’s amazing how many people don’t do this with their own friends. this isn’t exactly related to school, but people do this with their own teachers too, so grasp the directions teachers give you.

23. do the extra credit, especially if it’s small. it might help you from getting an 89.4% in the class.

24. i won’t elaborate on this, but it does help to take certain necessities to school. gum, extra pencils/pens, makeup, brush, etc.

25. unless it is required, don’t take a class just because you want to look good for college. getting into one can be very competitive, and sometimes taking a class you despise might put very little effort into getting into college.

26. learn what you study and apply it, and review it in the future. don’t learn to study, study to learn. if you have never needed to study, start now. even if you still don’t need it. because at some point you will, and if you develop good habits now, you will thank yourself.

27. figure out what kind of learner you are. it helps if you get a teacher that confuses you. do you learn better from pictures? audio? textbooks? figure that out now, if you haven’t. study smarter, not harder!

28. small advice: don’t talk in class and don’t block the hallways. sincerely, someone who walks all over the school five days a week while focusing in seven classes.

29. take advantage of what can help you study better! apps/programs, ambient music, reward systems, pomodoro, etc. figure out what works for you so you can study efficiently.

30. most importantly, work hard and study, but not too hard to the point where your health and mind suffers. good luck to you all.  ♡

i used to think Darth Maul was just an action figure character that 8-year-old boys found badass in 1999.

however, after reading this Darth Maul comic, i’m forced to admit he’s an action figure character that a 27-year-old woman finds badass in 2017.

skyc47su  asked:

Would you happen to know an article or list for the official ages for the mercs? The tf2 wiki currently doesn't show their ages in their bios and I was just curious. I've seen posts around with Scout's age but what about the others? (I've seen some stuff of the mercs such as sniper being 26 years old and spy around 45)

At this point in time, the only actual confirmed age is Scout’s at 27-ish.

Everyone else’s age at this point is just speculation or personal headcanons.  However, if you look, there are some well-thought out guesstimates.

Here’s a Reddit post and a Tumblr post where two separate estimates have been made (Reddit guesses on left, Tumblr on right):

Soldier: 52, give or take 4 years / 51

Demo: 35-ish / over 30

Heavy: 45 / 38-40

Engineer: 54 / 55

Medic: Late 30s to Mid 50s / ???

Sniper: No older than 40 / 30 

Spy: 50s / 50.

Pyro: ???we just don’t know??? / ????

All of these, however, are just guesses, so people are free to come up with their own ideas.  My very general guesstimates are:

Soldier: Low-to-Upper 40s
Demo: 35-ish works for me
Heavy: Mid-40s
Engineer: Low-to-Upper 40s (depends how young he started college-level classes)
Medic: Mid-to-Upper 40s
Sniper: Low-to-Mid 30s
Spy: Low-to-Upper 40s
Pyro: An immortal lightbulb

But, until word of canon speaks, anyone is free to make their own guesstimates because nothing here except Scout’s age is actually official.  So go ahead, headcanon the merc’s ages how you want, and have some fun with that freedom.

  • Kara: Lena?... i'm home babe 😊😊
  • Lena: *stops reading and looks up*
  • Kara: Hi 👋🏻 I have a surprise for you, I'm sure you'll love it
  • Lena: 😒😒😒 *here we go again*
  • Kara: Take a guess babe 😉😉
  • Lena: Is it a dog?😒
  • Kara: Wow you guessed it right! How did you know babe?! ☺️☺️
  • Lena: I don't know...I figured 27 dogs wasn't enough.

Sally Po.

“Justice. It’s become such a cheap word now. The Alliance and Oz said peace and justice were their objectives. Well, I have my own sense of justice [. .] What’s the point of having strength if you don’t have the heart?”

(from Gundam Wing)

Can't sleep so here are some imagines that I created:

These are in no specific order
1. “I don’t deserve someone like you”
2. “You seriously think what you did is okay”
3. “Please please don’t leave me”
4. “Why can’t you trust me!”
5. “You had one job”
6. “I had a dream you died”
7. “I love you, more than I have ever loved anyone”
8. “I can’t believe you got us lost”
9. “I believe we met for a reason”
10. “Why is there a dog chewing on my favorite pair of boots”
11. “You can’t just buy me things every time you fuck up and expect me to forgive you”
12. “I just need some time to figure this mess out”
13. “Why does your brother keep glaring at me”
14. “Does it look like I’m joking?”
15. “Can I have this dance?”
16. “You’re being ridiculous”
17. “Please don’t leave me. I can’t live without you”
18. “I just want you all for myself”
19. “What are you wearing”
20. “I hate it when you make me feel this way”
21. “There is no way I am going to do that”
22. “I just need one more minute”
23. “Sorry for being such a fuckup”
24. “Can you please just give us a try?”
25. “You keep acting like I don’t matter”
26. “Why are pregnancy tests so hard to figure out”
27. “Don’t give me that face”
28. “Do you even care about how I feel”
29. “You’re not indestructible ”
30. “No weapons while we are eating dinner”
31. “You’re breaking my heart and you don’t even care”
32. “You’re so lucky that I love you”
33. “If he touches you, I will kill him”
34. “I just wanted one night where we could go on a nice normal date”
35. “I can’t give you what you want”
36. “I thought I lost you”
37. “I can’t do this anymore”
38. “I’m afraid I’ve falling in love with you”
39. “Should I be worried”
40. “Its’s okay you’re with me. You’re safe”
41. “Are you cheating on me?”
42. “Why is there blood on my floor”
43. “This is why we can’t have nice things”
44. “If you don’t stop doing that, I will have to retaliate”
45. “I fucking hate clowns”
46. “Take a deep breath. Don’t worry I’m here”
47. “You don’t understand! You will never understand!”
48. “Why can’t you just admit that you feel something for me”
49. “I’m afraid that one day you will realize that you can do better than me”
50. “I can’t imagine my life without you”

They’re all pretty random but feel free to use them/add to them!!

anonymous asked:

I know you mentioned Sniper before but how old do you headcanon the rest of the mercs? I mean Spy has to be at least in his late 40's since Scout is either 26 or 27.

I figure he’s around 46 and that he was a pretty young dad, which is one big reason he didn’t stick around.

I was tagged by @ryanthedemiboy to post my top 5 fanfics on ao3 and bottom 5 by kudos.

Top 5:

Almost Lover - 897. 

Three Parts Dead - 886. (It’s about to overthrow Almost Lover’s rule!)

A Useless Thing - 709. 

Spotlights - 650.

Holiday Souvenirs - 638.

Bottom 5:

Belonging - 20

Only You - 23

Menage a Quatre - 25

Siskiyou - 26

Ghosts in the Blood - 27

(Go figure, my low counts are all original works. lol)

I’m tagging @skinks, @benevolentbridgetroll, @erebones, @wordssometimesfail, @aleatoryw and anyone else who’s a writer who’d like to do this!

Dua Puluh: Maryam

Terus terang, semakin banyak mendengar kisah dan penjelasan, semakin tampaklah saya sebagai seorang yang sangat cupu soal pegangan hidup; yaitu Al-Qur'an dan As-Sunnah (yang terangkum dalam Siroh Nabawiyah). Betul. Terasa cupuuu sekali… T_TMaka betul sekali, belajar adalah cara terbaik kita untuk mengenali kelemahan diri. Bukan malah sebaliknya; ajang pamer level intelektualitas dan kekerenan diri. Astaghfirullaah, na'udzubillaahi min dzaalik.

Baiklah, tanpa perlu berpanjang lebar lagi, langsung aja kita fokus ke inti.



Ternyata setidaknya, ada 20 figur perempuan yang terabadikan di dalam Al-Qur'an. Sebanyak 19% adalah figur pribadi muslimah (single, lajang, gadis), 54% adalah figur istri, dan 27% adalah figur ibu. (Mohon di-highlight, persentase terbesar adalah sebagai apa)

Dari 20 potret tersebut, hanya ada 1 orang yang disebutkan namanya secara gamblang oleh Allaah. Siapakah dia?

Dialah Maryam.

Bahkan hebatnya lagi, namanya diabadikan pula sebagai satu-satunya perempuan yang dijadikan nama surat dalam Al-Qur'an.

Kenapa ya?


Faktanya, Allaah menciptakan Maryam sebagai figur perempuan yang sempurna, sehingga Allaah mengabadikan namanya untuk menunjukkan dan mengajarkan kepada kita tentang kemuliaan dirinya.

Jadi, kalau ada yang bilang, “Mana ada sih perempuan yang sempurna…”

Jawabannya ADA!

Bahkan Rasulullaah sendiri mengakui kesempurnaannya,

“Orang yang sempurna dari kalangan laki-laki banyak jumlahnya, namun yang sempurna dari kalangan perempuan tidak ada, kecuali Maryam putri Imran dan Asiyah istri Fir'aun…” (cek haditsnya)

Kali ini kita fokus dulu sama Maryam.

Kemuliaan yang ada dalam diri beliau setidaknya terangkum dalam 5 sebab, yaitu:

1. Maryam dilahirkan dari keturunan “orang biasa” (bukan Nabi atau Rasul), tetapi shalih (Imran dan Hannah, keduanya profil ayah dan ibu yang shalih. Bahkan ga tanggung-tanggung, Al-Qur’an mengisahkan secara khusus tentang keluarga Imran ini, sehingga kemudian keluarga Imran diangkat dengan penuh penghormatan menjadi satu-satunya nama surat berlatar belakang keluarga –Ali Imran–) –> poin penting: betapa pentingnya keshalihan nasab untuk keshalihan generasinya.

2. Maryam dibesarkan oleh orang yang shalih. Imran dan Hannah wafat ketika Maryam masih kecil, kemudian beliau diasuh oleh Zakaria; paman dari pihak ibu yang tidak lain adalah seorang Nabi yang sangat bertawakkal kepada Allaah. Ingat kalimat ini? “Wahai Rabb-ku, sesungguhnya aku belum pernah kecewa dalam berdoa kepada-Mu.” Ini doa Nabi Zakaria ketika memohon diberi keturunan di usianya yang sudah TUA dan MANDUL –> poin penting: betapa pentingnya memilihkan pengasuh dan pendidik yang shalih (ini meluruskan konsep “asisten rumah tangga”, tempat penitipan anak (daycare), juga panti asuhan yang ada selama ini).

3. Maryam ketika tumbuh menjadi seorang gadis, ia adalah seorang yang sangat menjaga kehormatan dirinya (Maryam memang pernah didoakan Hannah sewaktu masih dalam kandungan agar menjadi ahli ‘ibadah/taat). Maryam malu, risih, dan khawatir kalau sering keluar rumah, karena pada masa itu kemaksiatan begitu merajalela. Ia khawatir jika lingkungan akan “mencemari” kesucian dirinya) –> poin penting: rumah adalah tempat teraman dan ternyaman bagi wanita (ingat, bahkan shalat terbaiknya wanita adalah di rumahnya – bahkan ini untuk urusan SHOLAT loh, perkara primer T_T). Jangan diterjemahkan juga dengan “full 100% ngendon di rumah aja”, namun hikmah dari kisah Maryam adalah: MINIMALISIR keluar rumah untuk keperluan yang kurang penting dan bermanfaat. Salah satu contoh keluar rumah yang bermanfaat adalah untuk keperluan mendatangi majelis ilmu.

4. Maryam memiliki kesabaran yang dahsyat dalam menghadapi ujian dari Allaah (ketika hamil tanpa suami, kemudian ia pun menjadi seorang single parent) –> poin penting (dibagi lagi menjadi beberapa poin, saking memang dahsyat sekali kisah Maryam ini, maa syaa Allaah)

a. “Orang yang bersungguh-sungguh di jalan Allaah, niscaya Allaah akan menunjukkan jalan-Nya.” (QS. Al-Ankabut: 69) –> jalan menuju keridhaan Allaah itu takkan pernah semulus jalan tol, GA AKAN! *bahkan jalan tol aja bisa macet kaaan* Jangan mudah terbuai KEMAPANAN! *sori dipakein kepslok dan tanda seru, biar menimbulkan efek jleb buat diri sendiri aja sih*

b. Selempeng apapun kita dan hidup kita, PASTI bakal ada yang NYINYIR. Lihat gimana respon masyarakat sekitar saat tau Maryam hamil. Dituduh berzinalah, pelacur-lah *astaghfirullaah* Padahal sudah jelas kan bahwa Maryam itu seorang Qonitaat – wanita yang taat. (kembali ke pasal (a) ya, jangan berandai-andai jalan tol. Setiap hamba pasti akan menemui ujiannya masing-masing. Bersiap siagalah –dengan bekal iman dan taqwa–).

c. Perhatikan respon Maryam saat menghadapi nyinyiran. Perhatikan pula sikap Maryam saat merawat kandungannya seorang diri. Disitu akan kita temukan bahwa ketawakkalan Zakaria telah diwarisi Maryam, bi 'idznillaah.

5. Maryam, meski single parent –atas izin dan petunjuk dari Allaah– ia telah sukses mendidik seorang anak lelaki bernama 'Isa, yang di kemudian hari putra kesayangannya itu diutus Allaah menjadi Nabi. Sekali lagi, semua itu terjadi atas pertolongan Allaah.


Baiklah, kembali ke pertanyaan awal. Maaf kemana-mana ceritanya. Saya hanya betul-betul takjub sekaligus mengasihani diri, hiks (semoga kisah-kisah dahsyat yang sampai kepada kita tak berhenti di level takjub, melainkan lanjut pada APLIKASI). Nah.

Dari 20 potret tersebut, hanya ada 1 orang yang disebutkan namanya secara gamblang oleh Allaah. Mengapa? Ada apa dengan 19 lainnya? Mengapa yang lain “disembunyikan” namanya?


“Tersembunyinya” nama kesembilan belas lainnya adalah karena aib yang pernah ada dalam dirinya maupun keluarganya. Maka dengan itu Allaah bermaksud menyembunyikan namanya. Untuk melindunginya. Untuk menutupi aibnya. Untuk tetap menjaga harga dirinya, sebagai perempuan.

Jadi begitulah cara Islam memuliakan wanita. Begitulah cara Allaah melindungi wanita.

*Salam hangat buat para Feminis.

Sekian dan terimakasih. Sekiranya bermanfaat silakan disebarkan. Allaahu a’lam.

–cuplikan faedah materi Usth. Poppy Yuditya