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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! ♡)

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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  • Otabek: I need you to give me some feedback, Yura. That's the only way I'll know what's working for you.
  • Yuri: Feedback?
  • Otabek: Like we do with our routines? What works, what doesn't?
  • Yuri: *suddenly has an incredibly evil grin*
  • Otabek: *whispers* oh shit
  • Yuri: Well, I felt your entry was pretty strong, and you know I appreciate four full rotations, but you lost power there by the end. I think you need to work on your stamina.
  • Otabek: Why do I like you again?
  • Yuri: Oh, and another thing...
  • Otabek: Because I honestly just forgot.
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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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. 


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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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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Sunday Night Update

Life Updates: 
In amidst the business of starting a new (and rather challenging) rotation, we’re also getting everything together to buy our house.  This is the kitchen in this beautiful house. I’m getting nervous as we go through the closing process that something could easily fall apart and we could not end up with the house - of course if that happens, maybe it means it wasn’t meant to be. But – I’m really so encouraged that things are falling into place and in a few short weeks this gorgeous kitchen will be officially MINE. 

This week

I’m Cooking: 
My dad’s Mediterranean sauce - full of olives, roasted bell peppers, and artichoke hearts - oh my goodness. So good. 

I’m Reading:
Still reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch but I did manage to read some of it last night on call, so a few pages closer to finishing it. 

I’m Buying:
Well, this week, a house – so not really much else. 

I’m Listening:
Alaska - Maggie Rogers

I’m Watching: 
Catching up on the Batchelor (don’t judge me!)

I’m Drinking:
Bourbon vanilla rooibos tea from my hometown tea shop  
Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc and pretending that spring and the time for crisp, white wine is already here. 

I Have Anxiety About: 
Getting through another four weeks of this rotation. 
Working on the closing process for our house

I am Thankful for: 
Getting 5 hours of sleep during a call shift so I had a full post-call day for productivity and chores and errands. 
Sephora online so I can restock and get the super dangerous sephora samples that will lead to more purchases. 

Just got told by the shit tier other DPS on our team that I should consider changing jobs after we ran a regular lvl 35 dungeon and I was doing perfectly fine as a bard and they did like…. A fraction of the damage a DPS should usually be doing on that dungeon I hate when people blame their problems on other people GOD


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.

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. 

a comparison version of my earlier post on the latest Persona 5 trailer and figure skating techniques not in sync because reasons and also because i’m mcfucking losing it

Anyways I’m pretty sure the first protag gif is a lutz because the gif couldn’t capture it and the clip itself was pretty vague but i’m pretty sure he does a back entrance but either way he does FOUR ROTATIONS WHAT THE FUCK

in order, correct me if i’m wrong: the [quadruple lutz] [one-handed biellmann spin] [spiral] [ina bauer] [camel to sitting spin]

EDIT: thanks to nicayall for telling me the proper name for a figure skating arabesque!

anonymous asked:

I've noticed - or correct me if I'm wrong? - that Hanyu has a jumping technique that almost completely eliminates a chance of prerotation? On slow motion playbacks, I think that he tends to go into jumps by standard backwards crossovers, and then actually open up his body and do a rotation on the ice before launching himself into the air. But from what I could tell, he doesn't count the rotation on the ice and actually launches into four full rotations fully in the air. Is this right?

Thanks for asking!

First, I will say this - there is always a degree of pre-rotation in certain jumps, and that is allowable. However, for skaters with good basic technique - like Hanyu - this is minimal.

Until the moment of takeoff, nothing else on the ice counts. The only time anything on the ice counts is during the takeoff. As an example, Satoko Miyahara has one of my least favourite pre-rotation techniques - and if you look at her Lutz carefully, when she puts her toe in to spring, she almost completes a full rotation on her toe and only two in the air. To her credit, she has worked very hard on trying to minimise this.

Hanyu, like a lot of skaters with good technique, springs up very quickly, meaning he does not rotate very far on the ice and therefore completes more rotation in the air. Most quad jumpers with good technique will get their four rotations in the air - there are far fewer pre-rotators than there are rotators, if you follow my drift.


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


The Möbius transformations of the complex plane fall into four classes:

Parabolic: Translation
Elliptic: Rotation
Hyperbolic: Scaling
Loxodromic: Rotation + Scaling

Pictured are the affine (planar) and projective (spherical) versions of those four classes. Think of the two fixed points on the spherical versions as the north and south poles of the sphere.

The North’s Economic Development Plan

(for previous parts in the series, see here)

Of all of the regions of Westeros we’ve planned for, the North is perhaps the most difficult case we’ve deal with, next to Dorne (which had a much better export profile). 

As the Lord of Winterfell, my main difficulties are that the North is severely underpopulated, and has extreme weather conditions that exacerbate the northerly climate’s limits on agricultural productivity. 

So how do we overcome these problems…ideally, before winter comes?

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kyber-hearts-and-stardust-souls  asked:

Also. I'm sad to read you'll be alone for a few weeks. Super big hugs. I know how it goes. We're here to chat. Someone is always up. :-)

Ahh sorry I missed this ask, my eyes totally skipped over it.  We had a family emergency back in the US and were trying to get all four of us to go back, but it was too expensive to fly commercial and with PCS season we knew we wouldn’t be able to get four seats on the rotater.  As much as I miss family and stuff, I wouldn’t have done well on that flight.  It was Okinawa > Iwakuni > Yokota > SeaTac > stay overnight > Salt Lake City > Phoenix.

It’s nice having him gone for a few days because I can get stuff organized and cleaned up.  AND work on fanfic stuff without him bothering me!  But I miss him, and I don’t cook so we eat a lot of rice and mac n cheese.  I bought a rotisserie chicken so that’ll hold us over for a few days!  I might break down and drive off base to go for sushi or ramen (the only times I’ve driven off base is to go to the gym and it’s two minutes in a straight line outside the gate xD).