hey there!!! :d

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It’s bad out there. Worse than I anticipated.

Happy Birthday Phil! We wanted to say thank you for:

•almost 11 years of amazingness

•never stop believing in yourself

•never stop believing in us

•never failing to make us smile

•the longest time showcasing our artwork on your channel

•helping Dan find himself

•showing us it’s ok to wear mitch match socks

•having the coolest fringe

•for your smile

•creating the best way to do a Q&A

•and over all inspiring all of us to do what we love

tachiagare  asked:

Hi! For the poses meme, Victuuri 3c owo or You annnd idk who you ship her with but Chika I guess?

and I raise shameless Banquet Victuuri + disheveled&horrified Yurio in your honor  🍸 🍸🍸

(I also did YouChika but since I received multiple requests of them I will put them all together~~♥).

Ep 3’s Eros and Agape Assignments, Yuuri/Yurio Parallels, and how they feed into the GPF Short Programs

So I’m sure that you’ve probably seen a million metas about this topic by now but I’d like to talk about something pertaining to this that I don’t feel like many people have realized (or at least I haven’t seen anyone talking about these particular angles/interpretations myself).

We know as of episode 10 that when Victor was assigning Eros to Yuuri that he wasn’t actually assigning something to go against his inner nature but actually to bring out what was there all along. But then I started to think. What about Yurio? Would the same apply to him or does he just get the short end of the stick? And then all the similarities started to hit me.

There are actually quite a few parallels with Yuuri and Yurio’s journeys. If we use Yuuri as a base, specifically his experience where he actually touched on his inner Eros before he even knew what it was and then promptly forgot about the entire thing (and delayed a relationship with an individual that would have allowed him to grasp that realization a lot sooner), we can actually see that Yurio goes through something very similar.

It always hits me whenever I re-watch episode 10 that Yurio goes through almost the exact same thing. He had an experience, in his case meeting Otabek (who could have been a friend) that would have allowed him to get in touch with his inner Agape sooner, and then forgot the entire encounter.

So if we look at it that way, both Yuuri and Yurio go through the journey of trying to get in touch with their inner selves. Not some false self that they’re trying to grow just to put on a show for a crowd (as it may have initially seemed), which actually is what it might have been had they not had any of those feelings within them to start out, but their real, hidden selves.

Both of them even get reminded of their previous encounters within the same 24 hour period, the night before the GPF SPs. But both of them handle these revelations completely differently and this is where the parallels diverge.

Yurio, with the reminder that he had actually experienced Agape before (both from himself towards others and from others towards himself), masters his SP. He uses his previous encounter and newfound knowledge to power himself and push himself to greater heights. On the other hand, Yuuri crashes, and he crashes hard.

Now why would they react so differently? I have a couple theories on this and the second actually feeds in from the first.

The first is more obvious. Yurio had yet to master his Agape before the GPF and the opposite was true of Yuuri. Yurio himself had not yet achieved Agape in his personal life until he was able to become friends with Otabek the night before the GPF SPs (that isn’t to say that he didn’t have Agape-like relationships with others, but it wasn’t enough to allow him to understand and master the emotion in relation to himself yet). Yuuri had mastered his Eros by the Rostelecom Cup and that was spurred on by the evolution in his relationship with Victor. He understood and achieved Eros in his personal life and it carried over to his skating.

But the question remains, if Yuuri already mastered his Eros, then why would he bomb his Short Program so hard? Even with the added 4F that ended in touching one hand down, his score would not have dropped as low as it did without him missing something else. He bombed in his performance score, not his technical (which is what the 4F falls under, TES). And this is where my second theory comes in.

I feel that when Yuuri was reminded of the experience he forgot, it actually broke his Eros. The reason why both skaters reacted so differently comes down to a fundamental difference in Yurio and Yuuri’s characters. Yurio has self-confidence. He knows he’s a good skater and he pushes himself to be better because of an internal motivation. Yuuri, on the other hand, does not have much self-confidence that comes from within himself and he skates almost exclusively for others – most notably Victor.

I remember reading something along these lines after episode 10 aired, about how someone was glad that Yuuri wasn’t being affected by the realization he got regarding the banquet in a very negative way, and then I never saw anyone mention it with this particular light again. On the other hand, I think that he actually was negatively affected, and the idea is this: Yuuri now feels that he has to compare his current Eros – the Eros that he has mastered through months of hard work, his own introspection, and his blossomed relationship with Victor – to the Eros he had exuded back at the night of the banquet. The banquet where he seduced Victor (and others) over the course of a few hours; and the worst part is that even with the reminder, he still can’t remember.

Yuuri now feels that he needs to one-up his previous self – a self that Victor was attracted to, that mastered Eros in the space of hours instead of months, and that he can’t even remember – along with upping the program difficulty to compete with the other GPF contenders. He’s fighting against a ghost of himself along with the competitive spirits of the other GPF members. In that light, it’s really no surprise that he bombed the way he did. I’m actually more surprised that he didn’t crash harder but that just goes to show how excellent of a skater he really is.

This doubt, however, also feeds into his anxious downward spiral of thoughts that we see clearly displayed the next time he sees Victor after the kiss-and-cry, when Victor is taking in Yurio’s performance with that final mourning look, and leaves Yuuri to come to the self-deprecating conclusion that he does.

On the other hand, Yurio actually quite often uses his doubts to fuel his skating. We saw it at the Rostelecom Cup with his free program and how he used his doubts about beating JJ/Yuuri to really improve. The same can be said about his episode 12 free program, how his doubts about Yuuri retiring fed into the stunning performance that he ended up giving. But Yuuri is the opposite. We see time and again how doubts in himself, his skating, and his relationships all have massive negative impacts on his programs; especially when we put the technicals aside and look at his performances themselves. But that’s for another analysis.

So, at the end of the day, Victor’s choice in assigning Eros to Yuuri and Agape to Yurio could actually not be any more perfect. Even if Victor didn’t realize how applicable Agape really was to Yurio at the moment of assignment (unlike Eros to Yuuri which, well, I don’t even need to explain), it actually ended up helping him grow as a person and discover an inner motivation that was really there all along. Good going Victor!

things that happened at yesterday’s band competition
  • a freshman tuba player tried to kill me by tickling me when i called her adorable. in my defense, she’s shorter than me, and not many people are. we spent literally two hours trying to pinch each other’s faces.
  • much later, when we were waiting for the finals awards ceremony, i fell asleep on said tuba player’s shoulder, only to have someone try to wake me up by whispering the pen pineapple apple pen song in my ear. 
  • a trombone player asked me if i had any spare reeds. i play flute. i told her that all my reeds are either chipped or nonexistent. she understood the sentiment. 
  • one of the field judges seemed to be following me around the entire show. when i had to go pick up my fifteen-foot-tall lantern prop, he looked me right in the eye and gave me such a creepy smile that i almost screamed dropped it. later, i nearly hit him with it. 
  • my school uses sparkly plastic plumes with a layer over them to cover the sparkles, and we all take off that layer together during the big climax moment. mine didn’t come off at all no matter how hard i pulled. i was two steps away from the front sideline. creepy field judge was still staring at me. 
  • people from other schools kept asking to touch my the sparkly part of my plume. someone nearly started crying when i bent down so they could touch it. “finally i’m living,” they whispered. “finally.”
  • after our finals performance (did i mention we made finals?), some guy from another school went for a high-five but ended up holding my hand instead. it was weirdly cute. 
  • the foot-joint of my flute got stuck so three other people had to line up and pull on it together to get it off. it worked. my flute is so broken it doesn’t matter. i had to steal so much cork grease from the clarinets. 
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Season 4 anyone? :P

Now this person answered this under this post and I’m curious about what they meant to be perfectly honest because I feel like they don’t understand the situation as we see it - as we’ve been seeing it since, haha, forever actually. Visibly they don’t understand why we, Jin Stans, are complaining about the lack of attention Jin gets (don’t hesitate to correct me if I’m wrong, really I’m curious about how these guys think).

Well let me tell you guys how I think about all of this. Seokjin is a beautiful, hard working, talented human being. He’s the visual of the group and has a very beautiful voice - he made me cry a lot with Awake, Eomma and I Love You. Yet he’s being slept on so fucking bad??? In almost every single song he has like, barely 3 lines. I could understand that back in the days when they were singing true, hard hip hop because his voice wasn’t really made for this type of songs but now? He could get so much more than what he has.

And now what do we see in Not Today? Well, haha, nothing actually. The boy has 1 second of screen time (best 1 second of my life) and he’s supposed to be their freaking visual remember? He also sings for 4 second in a 4 minute long song which is, hahaha, a ridiculously short amount of time??

And now the worst thing is : no one reacts? Literally last week the entire fandom imploded because Hobi got no lines in Spring Days (friendly reminders that the entire album is about him with the Outro, the Interlude, his gorgeous solo and BS&T so they don’t really get the right to complain) but when Jin’s left out “It’s okay guys, it’s just Jin so no one gives a shit” how in Hell is that fair? We see this situation negatively and we have the right to do so because Jin is a member of BTS, not a fucking back-up singer/dancer!

You see, this kind of person is the reason why the situation hasn’t changed over the past few years. These guys refuse to acknowledge how unfair bighit is to Jin, how talented this beautiful boy is, so nothing changes. And I’m pissed, and salty, and bitter about it because I’d like to see my bias more in MVs and I’d like to listen to his voice too! Because he worked his ass off to have such a pure and stable voice, so he deserves to be heard!

So there you have it. I could go like that for days but you probably stopped reading this a while ago, so I’ll shut up now and go reblog for the 100th time these 4 very short gifs we have of him from the Not Today MV. Have a good one.