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Figure Skating Jumps With Yuuri and Viktor

This blog started out as a Yuri!!! on Ice trash blog, but somewhere along the way, my love for figure skating was rekindled. My blog now doubles as a figure skating… trash blog, lol! Yeah, I have no life.

Anyway! Jumps - wonderful to watch, confusing af to recognize. If this is your usual sentiment, then you have come to the right place! Let Yuuri and Viktor show you the different jumps done by figure skaters, as well as tips on how to recognize them.

Jumps are actually fairly easy to recognize once you know what to look for. The first thing to look for is how skaters propel themselves off the ice. Was there a toe pick assist - meaning did the other foot’s toe pick help the skater push off the ice? Or was the skater propelled solely by their knees? The former is called a toe jump, because the toe pick was used to lift off the ice. The latter is called an edge jump, because the skater jumped off directly from an edge of their skating blade. This is most recognizable through a deeper bend in the knees, because without a toe pick assist, the strength of the jump comes solely from the knees.


Right, so we also need to understand edges first. If you search for close ups of skating blades viewed from the back, you will find that there is something like a hollow on the bottom of the blade so that there are two edges. If you were to stand with your feet just slightly apart, the inside edges would be the edges in line with your inner thighs (and calves, whatever). Conversely, the outside edges would be the edges that are facing the outside world.

Now, the great thing is all jumps are landed at the back outside edge. Which foot depends on the skater. Yuuri and Viktor both seem to favor landing on their right foot. Most skaters have a preferred landing foot, but to help you visualize, a skater who prefers landing on his right foot, for example, would always land tilted slightly to the right, because he is landing on his right outside edge.

So if it is not the landing that differentiates the jumps, what does? Yep, you got it - the entry.

Now that we have the basics down, time for the fun part: the different kinds of jumps!


Loop: Entered at the back outside edge of the same foot. You land exactly where you started, hence the “loop”. Example of a loop is the first gif, which is a loop done by Yuuri. The knee bend is not very clear, but see how his right foot is tilted to the right and slightly back? Clear back outside edge, landed also on his right foot.

Salchow: Yuuri’s bane of a jump is entered at the back inside edge of the opposite foot. The fun thing about the Salchow is that apart from the usual clues (knee bend and tilt of the foot), the nature of the landing is such that the entry leg sweeps into a wide arch once the skater lands on the opposite leg. Example is the second gif, done by Yuuri. See how Yuuri bends his knees? That is an obvious edge jump. See how his left foot tilts slightly inwards (inside edge take-off) before jumping off? Another interesting thing about this gif is Yuuri’s entry on the Salchow – it looked like he jumped from both feet. Two-footed Salchows are right or wrong depending on who you ask, but the idea is that the skater should still be taking off from the correct foot and the correct edge when entering the Salchow.

Axel: Yuuri’s favorite is also a common favorite among fans because it is easily recognizable AND it is the jump type with the highest points. The Axel is the only jump entered facing forward. Because of this entry, however, to land on the back outside edge (where all jumps land), you have to make an extra half rotation. That means a triple Axel is actually an Axel with three-and-a-half rotations, and this is also why it is given the most points. Also because of this, a quad Axel is the only remaining possible quad jump that has not yet been landed. (Can you imagine having to do four-and-a-half rotations?) Example, of course, is our boy Yuuri nailing that triple Axel in the third gif.


Toe Loop: Arguably the easiest jump, it is basically a loop with a toe pick assist. With the extra assist, it is usually the first quad landed by most male skaters, and in the show, this is the only quad Phichit can land. The fourth gif is a triple toe loop done by Viktor. See the way his left toe pick helps him off the ice? See how cleanly he takes off (slight outside tilt of his right foot) and lands on the same foot (same outside tilt)?

Flip: Viktor’s signature quad, the flip jump is entered by the back inside edge of the opposite foot. Enter on the inside edge of one foot, land at the outside edge of the other foot - hence, you flip. You can also think of it as a Salchow with a toe pick assist. The fifth gif is a triple flip done by Viktor. I chose his triple flip because the animation is clearer here. See how his right leg swings for that toe pick assist? His left entry foot is tilted slightly inwards to jump from his inside edge, and he then lands on his usual right landing foot (tilted slightly outwards to the back outside edge). (Bonus: The quad flip in particular is interesting to watch out for because for some reason, the skaters do a full turn before the jump, which is not as obviously done when skaters do a triple flip instead. It makes the quad version look dramatic, at least especially in the show when Yuuri and Viktor do it with that solemn look on their faces and all, but it’s also fun to watch when real-life figure skaters like Shoma Uno - who was the first to land the quad flip - also does that full turn before jumping. Somebody explain this to me, though. What physics is at work there? Idk.)

Lutz: Chris’ signature jump and my personal favorite is the Lutz, which is entered on the back outside edge of the opposite foot. The interesting thing about the Lutz is that because it is entered from the outside edge of the opposite foot, it is counter-rotated - that means the skater goes one direction then spins the opposite direction. It is a high difficulty jump and so gets the second highest base score after the Axel. The last gif shown here is a Lutz done together by Yuuri and Viktor, and I slowed the gif down a bit to better show the characteristics of the jump. Viktor actually gives the more consistently clear example of Lutzes in the show, but see how Yuuri enters the jump on the first few frames? That is typical Lutz entry, where the skater’s entry foot crosses over to the opposite side to give it that tilt it needs so they jump from the back outside edge. See how Viktor’s left foot is slightly tilted so you see underneath his skate? He is tilted slightly to the left, but he then jumps counter-clockwise, even if with that tilt, his natural spin would have been clockwise. He then lands on his right foot on the outside edge.

And there you have it! The six types of figure skating jumps. I hope that was helpful to those who are interested in learning to recognize these awesome jumps. The more figure skating fans, the merrier, I say!

(Any questions on these jumps? Leave me a message and talk skating to me. I would love to answer your questions! ♡)

little things that can help you if you have bpd (part 2)

Here is the link for part one.

  • Learn how to tolerate the distress; Usually, people with BPD suffer from suffocating situations on their daily life, due to mood swings, constant anxiety, dissociation symptoms, etc. If you want to get help with that, self-soothing techquines are commonly used on DBT. Okay, but how can I learn how to self-soothe?
  1. First, control your breath; If you look into the part one, I gave some tips about it, but here are some new things: breathe through your nose for three seconds. Hold your breath for five seconds and let the air out of your nose for three seconds. Take the air out of your diaphragm (stomach region) and not just out of your chest. After controlling your breath, release the tension on your shoulders, slowly rotating them to the back for three/four times. Then, rotate them forward. Repeat as necessary. After all of this, if you can, please take a rest, just close your eyes and lay in your bed or in a comfortable place.
  2. Look for something that distracts you; I talked about having a list about what makes you happy in the part one, so if you could use it for this, that would be great, but if you can’t, that’s okay too, there are other distraction options. Please remember that you need HEALTHY distractions, so please stay away from junk food, drugs, self-harm and others. For some people, it helps to count numbers till 100, but not everyone has patience or can really get distracted when they do it, so here are some activities that may help you: cleaning your house (a suggestion by a lot of therapists to people who suffer from anxiety or depression, it’s not just some “neurotypical useless advice”, it really helps and some studies and people can prove it). Read a book or write something; usually, we get distracted in our daily life by daydreaming about things, so when you actually need to stop paying too much attention to the world around you, it’s great to bring your creative part if you can. Reading a book and writing can help you to create images in your head, you can even write or draw about what is bothering you, so your violent thoughts will be on a paper, not on your actions. (also, there is nothing wrong about having violent thoughts, since you don’t act like them, you can’t control your feelings or your mind and that’s okay). Look at what is around you and challenge yourself to small games; sometimes when I go out, I like to count how many red/blue/green cars I can see, or what combinations I can create with their plates, for example, a plate with letters and numbers: what word can I remember with every letter? or call a friend or someone in your family and try to talk with them, if you think it will distract you.
  3. Accept the reality and your current problem; Even unconsciously, people with BPD tend to escape the reality during a stressful situation, specially by dissociating, that’s okay if you do it sometimes to distract, but doing it often can affect your everyday life. Instead of freaking about a problem, sit down and try to think about it rationally, for example, if your friend is not replying you, you can stop for a moment and think “Okay. They’re not replying right now, but maybe x thing is happening and I can deal with it.”. When you accept the reality, in that case, that your friend is not replying to you, you avoid paranoid thoughts. “Okay, my friend told me to meet them right now, they’re a little bit late. That’s it and it’s okay, I’ll deal with it.”. Encourage yourself by your thoughts telling yourself you will deal with the situation, it will give you more confidence. Also, accept that not everything is perfect, I know that’s VERY hard, because people with BPD tend to overeact to every minor incovinience, but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Study your current situation and see the negative points, talk to other people about it, research about people that went through the same things. Everything has negative and positive points.
  • Practice mindfullness; There are some videos online, but it’s better if you look for a professional. It makes it easy to develop a wise mind, but you have big problems with dissociation, please research about it, because I’ve seen that it may cause problems.
  • Pay attention to your relationships; People with BPD have a lot of troubles with relationships, which is something that affects our mental health. The fact is that relationships are very important to everyone, since we are social animals and if you pay attention on how you act with people and how they act with you, you can have a better regulation on your emotions. First, identify what are your triggers, for example, self-harm, when someone ignores you, abuse… Tell the other person about it, so they’ll avoid these things. ALWAYS talk about something the other person did that hurt you, don’t keep things to yourself, it’s more likely to create problems if you don’t talk than if you talk. If the person really cares about you, they will cope. In the end, you will have a better knowledge about what makes you happy and what makes you feel bad.
  • Try to find a hobby; I know that is one of the main things someone you will tell if you say you have a disorder, but this is really important, specially for people with BPD and I’ll tell you why. This is something I’ve been discussing with my therapist and the thing is: if you don’t keep your mind busy during a time (not all the time, that’s not healthy) it will create a sensation of void and BPD makes us feel empty sometimes. BPD never let us feel things slightly, so a simply feeling of boredom can become a sensation of completely void. Keeping your mind busy will help you to entertain you and avoid those empty feelings. If you don’t like anything, please try new things, there are a billion of things out there to try.

please leave a comment if it was helpful, check the part one and i’m sorry if my grammar wasn’t very correct, english is not my native language.

remember that everything here is theoretical and it’s hard to apply these tips in your life, things will not suddenly change. but i believe in you and things take time, so don’t give up on getting better.

Worth the Wait

(You aren’t sure why your boyfriend Jimin has taken things so slowly but you are now finally ready to have your first night together.)

Warning: Romantic smut, hand-job, oral, intercourse, grinding, masturbation

The first time you saw Jimin was while you were working as a production intern at a broadcast station. It was your first week doing a rotation for a music show.  On show days, you were supposed to escort the talent from their dressing room to the stage and make sure they had everything they needed for a successful performance. BTS was performing that week and as you walked them to the stage, you could feel Jimin staring at you the entire time.  You waited with them in the wings while stage hands cleared off what was left from the previous group.  You could see Jimin continuing to stare at you.  Every time you looked in his direction, he looked away, but you could clearly see him from the corner of your eye.  

After waiting in silence for a few minutes, Jimin finally turned to you and spoke.  “I don’t think I’ve seen you here before.  Are you new?”

“I’m an intern.  It’s my first week doing a rotation for this program.”

“Ah. I see,” he replied. He said nothing further.

The second time you saw Jimin was at the following week’s filming.  Their manager was asking you about making changes to the lighting set up and you were taking notes on what he wanted.  You saw Jimin looking at you again.  He was standing separate from the other members, inching his way towards you as if wasn’t sure if he wanted to approach you or not.  When you finished speaking to the manager, you turned towards him.

“Hi,” he said.

“Hi,” you responded. “I saw you looking at me.  Was there something you wanted?”

“Oh, that, um… uh… no, not really.”  You turned to walk away when he stopped you.  “I guess there was one thing.  I forgot to ask you your name last week.”

You told him your name and he just stood their grinning before remembering to formally introduce himself.  “I’m Park Jimin.”

“I know,” you said.

“Ah,” he said, “of course you already know that.”  He stood there in silence.

“I’ve got to go find the stage manager to tell him you guys want to change the lighting.”

Jimin just smiled and nodded, giving you a small bow and a wave good-bye.  As you turned to leave the room, you could see Jimin’s reflection in the dressing room mirror; he was kicking the ground and hitting himself in the head out of embarrassment.  You thought it was cute how awkward he was in front of you.

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Massive Attack - Inertia Creeps

Recollect me darling raise me to your lips
Two undernourished egos four rotating hips
Hold on to me tightly I’m a sliding scale
Can’t endure then you can’t inhale
Out of body experience interferes
And dreams of flying I fit nearly
Surrounds me though I get lonely

take me higher

nobody else can take me higher / nobody else

Summary: Post-season one. Victor’s past and the things he lacked, and his present with the things he’s gained.

Word Count: 13,869

A/N: This fic has been banging on the doors to be written since January, and now I’ve finally gotten it done. It’s basically an in-depth study on Victory’s motivations, his past, and what he wants with Yuuri moving forward. I’m not used to writing things longer than 5k, so hopefully y’all enjoy!

You can also find this posted on AO3.

The first time Victor remembers meeting Irina Fyodorova, she is a stranger to him: the woman in photobooks in his father’s study, worn and forgotten where he’d kept them in the bottom drawer of his large oaken desk. Victor finds them on his own when he is four or five, sneaking into his father’s study without permission. The memory is vague—long ago as it is, but something of it remains with him anyway. He recalls the heavy smell of cedar and dust that rises from the drawer, heavy and stuck on the frame that fights against its opening. It grates wood on wood, and the pictures appear to have been thrown inside, piled and crumpled and grey, her face colorless and caught in stills that try so hard to trap her there. So when he meets her only a few months later, he knows her face because he has seen it in those photos; but in front of him she is surreal, and unfamiliar, and he cannot comprehend quite how he is supposed to know her as his mother.

It never really changes the more they meet over the years. He grows older, and she becomes less intimidating, alien, unreal. She calls him ‘Vitya’; he calls her ‘Mama.’ He knows intellectually what she is to him, but Victor can never quite feel as though he really knows her. They live separate lives: changing and growing in their time apart. It’s a distance he feels that he can never really breach, a strangeness in a mother he only sees once every few months in a year. She will always, no matter how well he knows her, be a stranger he cannot fully understand.  

In an odd way how he feels about his mother is not so different now from how he feels towards the city of St. Petersburg.

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masterlist of all my fics on ao3

 1. 30,000 Feet In The Air

pairing: muke

summary: Luke teases and Michael strikes back.

2. I’m Not Gay

pairing: mashton

summary: “ Michael just isn’t gay.

3. Dissociative Amnesia 

pairing: muke

summary: “Michael doesn’t remember much about Luke except for the fact that he hates him.”

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AruAni Week - Day 3 - Admiration 

“Is it true? Did you used to have feelings for Captain Arlert?” Hanji asked, her voice stern but coy.

Annie’s gaze shifted to the patch-eyed Commander, “Why are you asking that question?”

“Because you’ve been in a crystal for four years, my dear.” Hanji replied, a small smile playing at her lips, “Do you know how many guard changes occurred on you during that time? 5,840.”

“That’s quite a rotation of people…” Annie remarked, dryly.

“Well, I couldn’t have tired soldiers on duty if you woke up. Four rotations a day, four years, twenty four hours a day, and seven days a week. However, I find it very curious that out of all the rotations that is was the one where Captain Arlert served that you finally decided to come out. So what was it, Annie? Did you hear his voice and your frozen heart began to beat again? That’s quite impressive if you ask me, I mean, his voice has changed a little since you sealed yourself away…”

“What does that have to do with anything?” 

“I wonder what it was like for you? It must truly be love. I mean I’ve been around him while he was maturing and I’m still shocked with his voice.”

“Really? You’re making a fool out of yourself.”

“His voice has always remained gentle though, almost melodic. I suppose that’s what is what gave him away and made you feel free to come out. Or was it something more primal?”

“Your head games don’t work on me, Commander.” 

Picking up on the slight change of pitch in Annie’s voice, Hanji placed her chin in her hands, smiling with a cool gaze, “Not so much the skinny boy you threw around in training, but he did fool you quite well. You know, I didn’t believe him when he said he could get you to the mark point, though we did anticipate your little display. Did he know how you felt? He has grown, don’t you think? Quite a fine specimen of a man. So what was it, Annie? His boyish charm? His brilliant intellect? His alluring voice? Or maybe it was the idea of breaking the bedpost with that little brainiac? I’m sure he could throw you around like a rag-doll now.”

It was in that moment that Annie’s composure broke. While she was confident she was maintaining her normal blank expression, Hanji saw something different. Annie’s cold blue eyes had went wide and her pale face flushed bright red. Satisfied with the reaction and information she gathered, Hanji let out a brief chuckle.

“I see.” she remarked. Once Annie realized what had happened, her hand dropped from holding her head and she stared blankly at the table. Hanji stood and walked over to her, patting her hard on the shoulder, “Don’t worry, Annie. I’m done interrogating you. I’ll go get Armin now. You’ll clearly be more willing to speak to him than to anyone else.” 

High Story:

So I’ve been high as fuck on a number of occasions. This is the story of the first time i got dumb high. 

I was a senior in HS. I cannot remember the day but it was a weekend. I didn’t have a thing to do. Around this time i wasn’t a heavy smoker. If I did smoke it was usually an invite from friends. This time it was the next door neighbors who requested my company. They always called me “Little King.”

I’m chillin on my balcony as they come home. They look and say, “Aye Little King you tryna burn one?” “Shit yeah!!”, I reply. I walk into their humble abode and I am immediately distracted by all the various new art they have on the wall. My fav is a wall size painting of an Indian Chief in full head dress amd warrior paint. Homie see me enjoying the painting. He then tells me, “Today you shall become a chief cuz we finna be chiefin.”

So they bring out all the fixing for a smoke session. Grape rillos, zig zags, a cool ass pipe, a big ass scary bong, and a plethora of weed. Thy inquire about my rolling skills. “I pretty below average but solo solo I can make it work. Right now there is to much pressure for me to do a good job.” Okay is all they say.  Their fine ass sister comes out the back and surprised me when she knew my name. She sits down next to me and passes me the first blunt to be lit.

I hit that hoe a few times and pass it along. Then it comes back hella fast but I hit it again a few times and I pass it again. This time the blunt came back even faster. It was only us four but the rotation was fast at. I continue talking and playing Madden. We smoked thru two games b4 I noticed it wasn’t just one blunt in rotation. We smoked at least 8 blunts, I think. 

Now I am higher than a giraffes vagina. Out of nowhere the sister starts suggesting swinging. I’m all the way down. But alas I’m hella high. We walk outside and it’s nighttime. As her and I make our way to the pool, I’m literally floating. The pool is warmer than expected so it was pleasant at. The water feels like the best thing ever. The waves from the breeze are just everything to my high ass. So I’m in the corner watching ole girl swimming n shit. Tying not to seem like a creep. I look up and lean my head back and watch the night sky. I end up falling asleep from the extra relaxation of the pool and weed combo.

I wake up choking on water. I almost drowned in less than a foot of water. On the damn steps smh. I guess she heard me coughing an she pulls me up a bit. She looks me in my face and says, “You good My King?” I reply with a smirk and a nod. “I'ma make it boo.” We walk back to the crib. Showered together and smoked again. She held me while me smoked too. I ate her out on the couch and we took a nap afterwards. 


Anonymous said:

(I hope I don’t open a can of worms with this) what do you think about shouma’s performance at the Lombardia Trophy and his 104.87?

Anonymous said:

What do you think of Shoma’s recent Lombardia Trophy SP skate compared to his Worlds 2017 SP skate?

*sigh* I have a bad premonition about where this answer is going to lead me into. Whatever, might as well make this fun, #YOLO. 

Look, here are two triple Axels. The specimen on the left got +2.43 in GOE and the one on the right +2.80. 

Look, here are two solo jumps, the jump that, according to SP requirement, must be immediately preceded by connecting steps and/or other comparable Free Skating movements, and in the case it does not meet that requirement, GOE must be -3. The one on the left got +1.0 and the one on the right -0.04.

Might as well follow through to check the landing:

I can get why the quad Salchow got +1, it’s - 1 for the unbalanced landing, +2 for difficult entry, height and distance, creative exit, and matched to music structure. Now the quad flip, in order to offset the mandatory -3 to get to 0 GOE, it must have cleared at least 6 bullets. Difficult entry? Quite the contrary. Steps into it? Really? Varied air position? Not that I can see. Height and distance? Bare minimum to contain four rotations, certainly not good enough for a bullet. Extension on landing/creative exit? No, sir. Good flow/effortless throughout? Um? Element matched to the music? May… be…?

That about covered what I think about the TES. Now for one, just one, telling statistic on PCS:

  • Ballade No.1 at NHK: SS 9.39 TR 9.18, crossover count: ~10
  • Winter at Lombardia: SS 9.25 TR 8.85, crossover count: ~30   

No, I don’t think Ballade No.1 at NHK was particularly under- or over-scored, please feel free to correct me if you think differently.

Now to compare against Ladies in Lavender, I think Winter is a step back in terms of composition and interpretation. It could be because it’s new and needs time to get polished, but at the moment I don’t see a lot of connection between the music and the choreography. The footwork in particular calls for some improvement to get to Ladies in Lavender’s level, and I’m not just talking about level as in the technical criterion for step sequence, I mean also the speed, the flow, and the projection, all of which should be Shoma’s strong points. And yet:

  • Ladies in Lavender at WC: PE 9.21 CH 9.07 IN 9.25
  • Winter at Lombardia: PE 9.10 CH 9.25 IN 9.25

I am so very much done with this. Thanks for asking. 

There was nobody quite like my Uncle Ford. Hopefully there never will be.

by reddit user Jaksim

The first time I ever saw Uncle Ford I was only ten. I didn’t even know I had an uncle until he showed up one day at the edge of our fence with a suitcase. Most of his body was covered by a heavy brown coat, far too warm for the weather. He never approached the house. He simply spoke to my father at the edge of our property and then he left.

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on their first night in their first home they sleep on a mattress in the living room with sarada sprawled out between them. this is their first real place together, one where they’re settling down for good in konoha. it’s probably bigger than they need it to be but sakura wants more kids one day and hopes to fill all of those rooms upstairs with maybe a brother and a sister for their little girl. they’ll be getting more furniture soon, but right now they just have necessities and each other and that’s more than enough. 

sakura looks to her side and smiles at the sight of sarada with her chubby cheek flattened by the bed as she sleeps on her front with her butt in the air.

she finds it strange to be in a real home, not camping under the stars or making the best of a shabby uchiha safe house or even enjoying the treat of an inn. this home is hers – is theirs – but sakura can’t quite sleep in it. 

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Marauders + Road Trip hc’s

  • OK so imagine life is happy and there’s no imminent threat of death 
  • It’s the last summer before seventh year and Sirius and James are debating what to do with it 
  • They are all at James’, as usual, sprawled in the garden, Remus is reading a book and Lily is painting Sirius’ nails and they are arguing cheerfully. 
  • “Majorca!” James suggests. 
  • “Trashy,” Remus jumps in. “Everyone goes there. Paris?” 
  • “Ugh, Moony, that’s such a nerdy place to go.” 
  • “? how can a city be nerdy, Sirius? Plus, last week you told me you wanted to drink red wine and watch the sunset with me.” 
  • James is spluttering. 
  • Sirius is a bit red in the face. “Er. I like wine.” 
  • Remus is oblivious to Sirius’ romantic advances. 
  • “I can’t afford Paris anyway. Forget it.” 
  • “You got your licence, right, Remus?” This is Lily, finally finished with Sirius’ right hand (he waves them when he talks, making nail painting a mammoth task.) 
  • “Yeah. Just.” 
  • “I have mine!” James, suddenly excited. 
  • “It doesn’t really count though, does it?” Lily says. “We all know you only passed because you flirted with the instructor. You nearly ran over an old lady.” 
  • “Hey! That was her fault. And it wasn’t flirting. It was… chatting.” 
  • “Oooh, Margot, you handle a steering wheel with such… conviction,” Sirius mimics, batting his eyelashes. “I wish someone would “chat” with me like that.” 
  • “You do plenty of chatting,” Remus says. He looks surprised at his venomous tone. 
  • “Anyway, we were discussing my great driving skills?” James jumps in. 
  • “Remus’ driving skills. I was going to suggest a road trip. We can drive through France and Italy, maybe even spain? And camp on the way?” 
  • The boys look at her like she is a genius
  • what better way to enjoy their last summer as students than squish into a cheap car and navigate through countries where they can’t speak the language?
  • They utter a collective noise of approval, and James sort of throws himself at Lily, proclaiming her a genius. 
  • Remus also groans when he realizes that he will have to do all the driving because James is an incompetent buffoon and if he catches even a glance of Lily’s thighs in shorts he will probably crash into the eiffel tower. 
  • So they organize a car and book a ferry trip and in a few days they are off, trunk of the car stuffed with suitcases and the middle of the back seat piled with snacks. 
  • Three hours in Remus is ready to kill someone. 
  • Sirius is sat in the front with him and he wont stop talking about the stupidest things. 
  • “Moony? What is your favorite kind of chocolate? Out of curiosity?” 
  • “Tesco value.” 
  • “What?” 
  • “It’s cheap.” 
  • “But if you could have any?” 
  • “I’d just buy more of it. Up to the price of an expensive box of chocolates.” 
  • “Moony, out of curiosity, if you were going on a honeymoon, where would you go?” 
  • “To bed.” 
  • “Why?” 
  • “Sex.” 
  • Que a red faced Sirius trying not to choke on the swig of coke in his mouth. 
  • “Moony?” 
  • “Yes, Sirius?” 
  • “If someone was proposing to you, how would you want them to do it?” 
  • “Look, Sirius, I’m really not the best person to help you with whatever girl trouble you are having. Ask James.” 
  • Sirius nearly screams and then proceeds to eat crisps until his wounds are healed. 
  • James and Lily are bordering the realms of public indecency in the back seat so at the next stop Remus demands Lily moves to the front and Sirius moves to the back. 
  • But Sirius and James just laugh, really loudly, all the time. 
  • So Remus puts music on. 
  • But then they sing. 
  • So James takes a turn driving, and Remus gets in the back with Sirius. 
  • And this is good because no kissing. 
  • And also it’s easier to talk to Sirius when he isn’t focusing on driving. 
  • The car is very small and the snacks have been mostly eaten, and Sirius has his feet on the seat and they are really very close together. 
  • Remus wonders why he hasn’t noticed how nice Sirius eyes are before. 
  • “Moony? If you were stuck on a desert island, who would you want to be stuck with?” 
  • You, he thinks, absurdly. “Snape,” he says. “I wouldn’t feel bad about eating him.” 
  • He falls asleep on Sirius shoulder, and wonders why Sirius looks so happy when he wakes up. 
  • They go on the ferry and sit out on the deck, all of them, watching as the sea rushes by, remembering stories from earlier years at Hogwarts. 
  • Lily gives a detailed account of her first opinion of each of them. None of these opinions are very flattering.  
  • And so it goes, the four of them rotating seats and fighting across europe. 
  • They go to tiny villages and eat fresh bread and too much cheese, and get drunk on wine that Sirius manages to buy (his french is not too bad.) 
  • A few days in Sirius runs out of clothes because it turns out his bag was full of tapes and tesco value chocolate. 
  • They get cheap tents in a supermarket and camp, James and Lily in one, Remus and Sirius in the other. 
  • But camping is another hc post OK. 
  • And the car stinks and everyone, even Lily, smells bad. 
  • They listen to local radio stations and sing along even though they don’t speak the language, guessing at the meanings. 
  • Sirius says every single one is a romantic ballad. 
  • James and Lily smirk because he is so obvious. 
  • And it’s near the end of summer, warm and sweet and sticky, and Lily and James have walked on ahead, and Remus catches Sirius by the shoulder. 
  • They stand beside the river, stained red from the sunset, and Remus whispers that he’d come here on a honeymoon. 
  • And Sirius smiles and leans in and kisses him, and they sit in the back seat of the car the next day, fingers tangled between them, eating Sirius’ chocolate stash. 
  • They don’t hear James quietly propose to Lily in the front seat. 
  • Just… loud, laughing, happy wizards falling in love in a shitty car one summer, OK? I need to write a whole fic of this. 



The Axel jump is the only jump in figure skating with a forward takeoff, making it the easiest to recognize. Compared to other common figure skating jumps, an Axel has an extra half rotation in the air because of its forward take off, so a triple Axel has actually 3.5 rotations. The skater takes off from the outside edge of the left foot and lands on the outside edge of the right foot, and there is no toepick assistance.

The Axel jump is considered the most technically difficult jump among six types of jumps in single figure skating.

To perform an Axel, the skater typically approaches the jump on a right back outside edge before stepping on the left forward outside edge. Then the skater vaults over the toe pick of the left skate and “steps up” into the jump with the right leg, crossing their left foot in front of their right to feet to bring the center of rotation around the right side of the body.

The first female skater to land a triple Axel in a competition was Midori Ito, from Japan, at the 1988 NHK Trophy. A female skater who has landed triple Axel and regularly attempts it is Mao Asada. The first male skater to land a triple Axel in a competition was the Canadian Vern Taylor, in 1978, and since then triple Axels have become a standard jump for male competitors.

Here’s a slowed down version of Yuuri’s Triple Axel so you can better see the jump progression in each frame:

Only the quad Axel remains to be landed in a competition, which carries a higher level of difficulty because it would require four and a half rotations.



Kuznetsov NK-12  soviet turboprop, the most powerful engine of its type ever build, having a power output of 11,033 Kw, which drives huge eight-bladed (four per propeller) contra-rotating propellers 5.6 m (18 ft 4.5in) in diameter.

It’s best known application it’s the Tu-95 bomber series and her derivatives.


Morning rotation (not pictured: my crushing workload for AP Studio help)

hybrisanaideia  asked:

This is my vision of Arland. "In Arland they say, "What lovely weather we've having." They also stir their teacups for four and a half clockwise rotations, place their left elbow seven-eighths down the way of the arm rest, and sniffled pointedly, which roughly translates to: "This tea is over-steeped and bland, your furniture is both uncomfortable and horrifically tasteless, and you're a twit of a host." And I think that's beautiful.

Too beautiful not to share :)

Originally posted by ofallingstar