he is love itself

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My favorite part about this kiss is how intense Dylan/Stiles’ face is. He’s kissing her like she’s his lifeline, the air he breathes. He’s so consumed in this moment, in this kiss, in Lydia. You can feel how much he loves her and how much this moment means to him. This is everything Stiles has spent the past 10 years building up to, and the intensity with which he kisses Lydia is like none I’ve ever seen. Lydia holds onto to Stiles, kissing him back just as forcefully, and we get this incredible moment that seems to stop time. I just can’t get over how much you can tell that this is quite possibly the most important day of Stiles’ life just by the expression he makes when kissing Lydia. It’s gentle and intense and heartbreaking all at the same time. You can feel the gentleness he possesses for Lydia, but it’s also this intense fire that burns hot enough to consume them both. It’s so amazing that these two completely opposite things can exist simultaneously in just one expression. Dylan never ceases to amaze me with how much he understands Stiles as a character and his unconditional love for Lydia.

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The closer we get to the end of this journey the more the contradictions will accumulate, confusing issues we once thought were clear. I suppose the good news is that’s how we’ll know we’re finally getting somewhere interesting.

“I love you,” he tells her, “and I am so grateful for that.”

“Why?”

“Simply because,” he says,

“In loving you, my soul heals and betters itself.”

—  Lukas W. // Forgotten Words #130 // “In loving you.”
  • what i say: i'm fine
  • what i mean: viktor didn't fall in love with a yuuri that skates like he is the music itself. he fell in love with a drunken yuuri who can barely keep his clothes on. he just found the solution to months of pining when he saw the viral video. viktor packed up his bags, bought first-class tickets for him and makkachin, and decided that he'd be naked when he sees yuuri again so they could continue from where they left off at the banquet.
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“He is tired of life. He has madness in his soul.”

Alexander Siddig as Mr. Shaitana, “Cards on the Table” - Agatha Christie’s Poirot [2006]

blood

No but for fuck’s sake

  • They are brothers. Brothers
  • The first time James calls Sirius brother is when his mother introduces them to a stranger and Sirius could feel his heart almost coming out of his cage, the blood thumping against the walls of his veins, because he is the brother of the one person he loves more than life itself.
  • They are brothers in every way but blood.
  • The first time Euphemia introduces Sirius as her son is somewhere in the King’s Cross, just loud enough for Walburga to hear. Sirius feels the blood in his veins change colour, it’s no longer black, it’s red.
  • They are brothers and they knew it before they met.
  • The first time Sirius calls Euphemia mum is unintentional but it feels more genuine than all the times he had called Walburga mother and Euphemia knows, she knows he didn’t mean to but she wouldn’t have it any other way. He is of her blood but he doesn’t know.
  • They are a family.
  • Sirius breaks down as bad as James does when he receives the news, one right after the other. He tries to stand tall at the funerals as the taller boy seems so small suddenly, he feels his blood trying to leave his body as if the veins confining them aren’t enough anymore.
  • They are alone.
  • But they have each other and that’s more than anyone could as for, Sirius loses the one person he cared about that shared his blood and the red on his knuckles is wiped away by James.
  • People die.
  • But they don’t, they hang on the each other, they save each other’s life countless times. Sirius tries to pay back James for all the times he saved his life, it’s not enough. When James is hit by one of the worst hexes Sirius had seen, he would give anything to be the one to bleed out on the floor. 
  • Babies are born.
  • When James asks Sirius to be the godfather, he feels magic float around his veins instead of blood. He feels tied to the small boy in his arms staring up at him, he hears his small heart beating and swears he would do anything to keep the blood running in his veins. 
  • He is gone.
  • Sirius walks slowly into the house he knows so well but it’s so different because his blood is not the same anymore. As he crouches next to the body of his brother, his fingers just about to close his eyes, Sirius’ blood changes colour and it’s black once more.
  • He wants revenge.
  • And he gets what he doesn’t deserve, his blood is frozen still because James is gone and all the promises he made to the small boy are gone.

I really love the dialogue you can have with Warden Alistair in Inquisition. like, yeah, he sounds a little frustrated and angry every time someone asks him about the Blight, but it makes sense? like, he’s hearing the Calling, every Grey Wardens nightmare (literally!), he’s watching the Order that he loves basically destroy itself after 10 years of trying to rebuild, and people are still asking him about the Blight.

ignoring that he’s probably got some serious PTSD from that whole time (being one of only two survivors, facing a fucking archdemon, all the horrible things they witnessed along the way, etc), I probably wouldn’t care much about what happened ten years ago if there was an evil Magister wreaking havoc.

but then the dialogue you get from a Warden Alistair that was romanced by a living Hero of Ferelden

his entire demeanor shifts when you ask him about the Hero of Ferelden. his voice loses the edge, he gets a little quieter, and he talks about her with every bit of emotion he did in Origins.

like, no, he doesn’t want to talk about the Blight and all of the horrible things that happened to him (and his friends and the woman he loved and his brother and his father figure) and he has no problem making that known, but he could talk about the love of his life for hours with the same bit of happiness he had before

idk, I keep thinking about that and honestly it just makes me really happy

One of the major reasons I really like Yuri On Ice so much is because the entire show is just all about love. Like, yeah, Victor and Yuuri’s love for each other is central the show, but there’s so much more of it going on elsewhere. Yuuri and Victor’s passion and love for skating, for one thing. God, just watching the two of them talk about skating is so good. Like how Victor came to be Yuuri’s coach because Yuuri “makes music” with his body when he skates. That’s partially Yuuri, but also Victor’s love of the sport. He wouldn’t find Yuuri’s skating so appealing if he didn’t love the sport itself and what kind of magic it itself can create. Not to mention Yuuri’s love and dedication to skating. He does it to calm himself when he’s stressed. He clearly loves it too, as with how much he has poured his heart and soul into the performances he’s given so far. That type of love and passion is something that’s actually made me cry over this show, that Yuuri and Victor love their sport so much that it’s basically their whole lives. Besides the other people they love in their lives, of course. And then there are the other parts of the show too. Victor and Yuuri aren’t the only ones who love the sport. The other skaters so as well. I think of JJ in particular and his triumphant free skate in episode 9. He clearly loved it so much. It’s a bit harder to tell where the others are coming from, but no one puts that much time and effort into something without loving it, no matter how hard it is sometimes. Then there’s the other forms of love as well. Victor and Yuuri’s love for each other, obviously. But also like Yurio’s love for his grandfather. The boy just lights up when he’s there and it’s so beautiful to see such a normally sourpuss person be so happy. Heck, his grandfather is the inspiration for his Agape short skate program. It’s so good. And overall this show just radiates kindness and goodness. Like, there’s no primary antagonist. All of the characters want to win, but they aren’t mean to any of the others, even when they’re beaten. Well, Yurio can be a bit of jerk but that’s mostly it, and he’s got plenty of great moments of kindness too. It’s not about a rivalry between Yuuri and someone else. That’s not the focus. He wants to win and that’s a struggle but it’s not because Yuuri wants to beat someone else. He wants to win for Victor and for himself. That’s so good. This show is so good. I really love how much love is the center of this show, sometimes in really overt ways but also in more subtle, underlying themes. It’s great and I’m 500% glad that I am here in the year 2016 to be able to watch this beautiful wonder that is Yuri!!! On Ice.

I always thought this panel was so interesting. When the curse is broken, the other zodiac members are free to live their own lives. They don’t need to rely on Akito, they don’t need to ever even see her again if they choose not to. Truly, the only thing that binds them to her is the curse. 

 But for Shigure, it’s totally different. He loves her autonomously. Even if the curse were broken, he would still be “under her spell” because his love extends farther than the curse. Although he may have loved her originally due to the curse itself, that love has blossomed and transformed into their own separate entity. 

 He will still be with her. He will still put her first. He will still dote on her and adore her. For him, the curse breaking will probably do nothing. His intense obsession will remain. 

 He can never be free of Akito because he doesn’t ever want to be free from her. So, in that sense, he truly is the most deeply cursed of them all.