good luck ring

so like when i was maybe eight i got a tiny silver ring from a gumball machine. at some point i put it on a chain and started wearing it as a necklace, and haven’t really stopped wearing it since. it’s like a good luck charm. nowadays, the ring can’t get any further than the first knuckle of my ring finger

today a girl at the pool asked me about it (i was swimming with it on) and i decided to tell her it was a symbol of my marriage to the queen of fairies. im still laughing at the mixed look of awe and disbelief she gave me is2g that might’ve been the highlight of my lif e

yoi ep 10 (written from beyond the grave)

- VICTOR’S POV EPISODE BITCHES
- victor and chris doing half=naked swimming photoshoots
- victor and yuuri’s single beds smushed together
- yuuri waking up and looking for victor immediately
- jj/his girlfriend otp omg they’re so meant to be
- otabek saves yurio from his fan club
- OTABEK/YURIO WTF MY HEART IS SO WEAK THEY’RE SO OTP !!!!
- yuuri asking victor out on the barcelona date
- HOLDING HANDS WHILE ON THE DATE
- yuuri buying rings for them as his “good luck”
- EXCHANGING RINGS. ON THE RING FINGER. IN CHURCH. IS REAL.
- phichit (&the rest of the skaters sans jj, minako, mari) seeing yuri/victor
- phichit seeing the ring
- phichit CONGRATULATING YUURI ON THEIR MARRIAGE. IN PUBLIC
- victor correcting…. that it’s an ENGAGEMENT RING.
- and that the marriage will come after the gold medal
- jj arrives and everyone literally goes “let’s go home” lmao
- VICTOR ADMIRING THE ENGAGEMENT RING.
- yurio declaring that victor’s dead bec he’s gone from the untouchable ice legend to someone content with sappy happiness
- AND APPARENTLY
- yuuri got so fucking wasted on the last year’s gpf banquet (you can see victor looking at him worriedly)
- and yuuri challenged everyone to a dance battle
- YUURI BREAKDANCING
- YUURI POLEDANCING WITH CHRIS
- YUURI DOING THE TANGO WITH VICTOR
- and yuuri. drunken yuuri. clinging to victor. and asking him to visit him in the hot springs. asking him to coach him.
- AND VICTOR’S EYES/FACE. he fucking fell in love with yuuri even before the “stay close to me” video HOLY SHIT

- YUURI SHOWS OFF THE RING IN HIS FINGERLESS GLOVE FOR EROS COSTUME GDI

(also leo and guang hong!!!!!!!!! they so cute.)

(minami hosting the public viewing in support for yuuri!!!)

Wonderful things in YOI ep 10

-Victor and Chris’s fabulous almost nude pool photoshoot
-The fact that Yuuri’s gotten so much more comfortable in his relationship with Victor that he’s just like “Victor take me sightseeing NOW” and looks at him extra cutely like he knows he’s gonna get what he wants
-Yuuri and Victor basically going on a little sightseeing date around Barcelona
-Otabek SWOOPING IN ON HIS MOTORBIKE to save Yurio from his fangirls
-Yurio and Otabek being weird grumpy buddies because they apparently hate everyone else
-Yuuri buying Victor couple rings and then coming up with the flimsiest fucking excuse ever like “It’s not a couple thing it’s just…a good luck charm!! I couldn’t think of anything else it just popped into my head no deeper meaning definitely not madly in love with you no sir!”
-The fact that Yuuri and Victor were both like trembling and tearing up when they exchanged their “good luck rings”
-Phichit seeing the rings and automatically assuming that Victuuri got married like everyone was expecting it already (but tbh half the skaters probably have been rooting for Victuuri since the banquet where Yuuri got smashed)
-Victor taking the couple rings thing up a notch by casually making them engagement rings ok then Victor
-YUURI’S DANCEOFF WITH YURIO AND POLE-DANCEOFF WITH CHRIS
-Guanghong and Leo are trying to watch the Grand Prix live stream together my heart
-Yeorgi has a date I’m so happy for him!!!!! Maybe he’ll stop doing interpretive skating about murdering his ex now!


Ok this is probably my very favorite part of the episode.
-Drunk Yuuri shamelessly begging his long time idol to move to Japan and become his coach and Victor looking at this sloppy drunk boy clinging to him and looking like he’s just had a fucking religious revelation.

The best thing about YOI?

Every time the good luck charms engagement rings are onscreen, the creators of the show decided to make them sparkle so brightly that one HAS TO look at them no matter what. Like, it’s not enough that they kissed in front of the entire world, and Victor is so openly affectionate, and that Yuuri is literally skating about their love, the rings freakin blind everyone (including us, the IRL audience) to serve as a reminder for everything.

And that’s just great because it’s a symbolic representation of how one should not have to hide their love, but instead, be allowed to be proud of it and celebrate it.

Honestly the funniest thing in this episode was how clever and casual Yuuri thought he was being about passing off a super expensive wedding ring as a ~good luck thank you gift~ to Victor. He probably thought he got away with giving Victor a ring without Victor realizing it was a Big Deal and then Phichit called them married and he freaked out because omg what if that freaks Victor out that people think we’re married??? (Not like Victor would care considering he *kissed Yuuri on internationally broadcasted TV* but w/e)

And then Victor’s like “Oh no don’t get the wrong idea!” and Yuuri was like yeah Victor tell them it’s a good luck ring! And then Victor drops the “It’s an engagement ring!” bomb as casually as if he were talking about what he had for lunch earlier and poor Yuuri just implodes.

And that’s how Yuuri completely failed at casual romantic gestures but snagged one of the hottest men in the figure skating world anyway so it all turned out alright.

It is a bit odd in Yuri on Ice that they’re still operating in euphamism. I asked my Japanese husband if it was in any way possible that Yuri considered those rings “good luck charms” like he said.

He replied that there is no way that Yuri didn’t know exactly what he was doing.

things i love about this episode:

- viktor offering to take nudes for the second time this season

- an excessive but absolutely necessary amount of selfies of phichit

- viktor trying to be a good coach and yuuri saying “fuck that let’s go sightseeing” and viktor agreeing

- yuri being chased by fans and otabek just fuckin swoops in on a motorcycle?? and carries him away??? it’s like a bad spy movie except it’s perfect

- yuri and otabek; aka the brotp i didn’t know i needed until now

- the writers slipped in the bit about russians not really celebrating christmas and idk that’s pretty cool that they added a tiny factoid like that

- yuuri running to what is OBVIOUSLY A JEWELRY STORE AND GIVING ME A GODDAMN HEART ATTACK whoever storyboarded and wrote that knew exactly what they were doing 

- “good luck charm”

- “”””good luck charm””””

- promise rings

- which they took extra care to animate throughout the entire rest of the episode

- which they fucking made an entire scene about where the other characters pointed them out

- awkward family dinner starring drunk yuuri

- PHICHIT BEING A HAPPY BEST FRIEND AND CONGRATULATING THEM ON THEIR MARRIAGE

- AND THEN TELLING THE ENTIRE GODDAMN RESTAURANT ABOUT IT I LOVE HIM

- “you’ve all got the wrong idea! it’s an engagement ring”

- also viktor being a socially inept idiot and bringing up a gold medal in front of a table full of ice skaters 

- viktor narrating the entire episode like some cheesy guy from a dreamworks movie

- that tiny montage of skaters who didn’t make it at the end broke my fucking heart

- the end credits

Grimoire Challenge: Week 5 - Luck Correspondences and Spell

Typically, I would add a pinch or two of cinnamon or other herb into a spell for a bit of luck. A whole luck spell is a first for me, so I guess this might be a little simple.

Charge a ring with good luck 

Needed:

  • A ring (or other item)
  • Cinnamon Oil
  • Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card (or a picture of a wheel)
  • A white or green candle (or color you associate with luck)

To make cinnamon oil quickly:

In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add cinnamon, stir to combine, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Strain through a strainer lined with a coffee filter into a clean jar or bottle. Store in a cool, dark place for up to one month.

Alternatively you can let several whole cinnamon sticks soak in olive oil in a jar for a few weeks, shaking daily, then strain. To be honest, this would be the preferred method.

The Spell:

Anoint the candle with the oil, asserting that you are anointing the candle with the power of good luck.

Place the candle in a holder on top of the Wheel card, facing upright.

Place the ring in front of the candle also on the card.

Maybe sprinkle a ring of lucky herbs in a circle around the card, candle and ring as well.

Light the candle.

Say, “Wheel of Fortune, turn aright.
Charge this ring with lucky might.”

Let the candle burn while you concentrate on lucky things and turning your luck for the better.

Feel free to carve lucky symbols or the words “good luck” in the candle or to place other lucky symbols, stones, and items around the candle.

Make sure to keep an eye on the candle while it’s lit.