It’s important to note that this is the first non-canon side comic I’ve started- this isn’t actually part of the canon story. It’s more of a fun ‘what if’ scenario to explore. Even though he probably actually never would, what if Fresh decided to possess Fatal_Error? What would happen next?
I have several ideas for comics like these, but I can’t start some until certain parts of the canon story have happened, or else they won’t make any sense, or might spoil something in the main comic before we get to it. The same can be said for the canon side comics too - it’s all about timing. So comics like these might pop up from time to time, and update as we go along.
Because today is the 4th anniversary of a group of boys who started from the bottom and climb, and are still climbing as high as they can.
These boys are Bangtan Boys also known as BTS.
For me BTS is one of the most special groups to exist.
Because not many groups are willing to tell their stories.
BTS does not have to rely on buying song after song after song. After all, they have the freedom to produce, experiment, write and create the art they want to create. It is amazing to see a group of people who write in an industry where many companies opt out of letting their idols write and create and instead choose to mostly buy songs, giving their artists minimal freedom in many cases. BTS, however, does have that freedom and uses it to their full advantage.
Look at the solo songs or any of their solo work as an example.
Rap monster tackles society, Illness, pressures and so much more in his songs. He shows worry for the new generations and generations to come faced with injustice, anxiety and depression. He worries about his members and shows understanding and compassion. In fact, he uses lyrics as an expression of his inner struggle and philosophical thoughts and in turn opens conversations that are very much needed in society. He works hard to communicate with all the fans and in general, he works hard to communicate with people. He does not just show interest in his fans but in society as a whole.
Suga too wanted his voice to be heard. He said it himself, he was not content with just rapping. He wanted people to listen to what he has to say too. And definitely, Yoongi has a lot to say. At first, he seemed like such a closed person, but his mixtape gave everyone such an amazing insight into his mind. From the depression, to self hate, to allusions to suicide and social anxiety he bears his soul to all, in turn trying to help others realise that they are not the only ones going through a hard time. And if he continues to recover(because I believe that even if one gets better, some demons still remain and always have to be fought) then hopefully so can we. And also, how can one not love a man who reveals a song called ‘first love’ only to reveal that his first love was his piano, when that is such a beautiful and sincere confession.
J-Hope’s mixtape is one I definitely cannot wait to hear. Because I feel like he is a member who also has a lot he wants to say without any constraints. Hoseok ’s song ‘mama’ just showed how amazing he is as a person. He had a solo song in the Wings album, like all the members and he chose t write a loving and sincere song thanking his mum for all that she has ever done for him. For how she loves and supports him in this difficult path. He seems to struggle with feeling like he is not good enough. As a member or son. I hope that’s not true. He also shows his emotion through his dance.
Not these three members show us the most of what they are feeling through writing and producing. However, the other 4 are also working hard on developing as writers, amazing sure to develop and also express themselves.
Taehyung showed his inner turmoils and guilt over an unknown action or feeling in stigma as he apologise see to his brother and sister and even worked with Namjoon to produce a new song, showing a different side of him, as well as a different singing technique deciding to tell different stories with his voice and songs. Taehyung is also proving himself to be a very good actor, telling more than than just his story.
Jungkook, in my opinion, seems to struggle most with expressing himself. And I believe that that is normal. After all from a young age he has been a trainee with means that most things kids get to experience such as relationships, getting in trouble, love, sex and more this teen was not allowed to have. He was too busy being 'manufactured p’, as some may say, to be the perfect idol. However, since he grew up in the public eye for quite a long time we see how his story is his progress as he tries to gain confidence and express himself asking Namjoon for help with his songs 'Begin’ as well as by releasing amazing covers.
Jimin, like Hoseok shows his emotions through dance but also has shown us how he can communicate through his vocal colour and his emotional expression. He worked on 'LIE’ showed confusion, loss and heartbreak as he is 'caught in a lie’ and while we do not know the reason for these emotions we can appreciate them better and can relate them to us and our situations.
Lastly, Jin is the member, who I believed was the least able to express himself, not because he doesn’t want to but because he doesn’t have the opportunity to showcase his stories as much. However, his solo song 'Awake’ is a true gift. It tells the story of a boy, not a man but a boy, who comes to the heartbreaking belief that yes, he may never be able to reach the top like others but he will continue to work just as hard and give his all to be better and better and better. It shows his loyalty and passion and that is what I love about Jin. But I would really love to see Jin tell other, different stories through acting.
So as you see they all have something to say and they all try their best to say it. and let’s not forget all the amazing choreographies
And let’s not forget just how close their bond is
So thank you Kim Seokjin for always making us laugh, for being so kind and caring.
Thank you Min Yoongi for opening up to us and inspiring us
Thank you Jung Hoseok for being a true sunshine, giving strength to all
Thank you Kim Namjoon for working so hard to create and for always choosing BTS and freedom of speech
Thank you Park Jimin for being so supportive, always being there for your me,beds, hugging them and making them feel supported and loved
Thank you Kim Taehyung for showing us your different sides and working so hard at writing.
Thank you Jeon Jungkook for showing us all your different talents and inspiring us to try new things.
Thank You BTS for being a part of out loves.
Thank you to all the staff for working so hard for our boys success, be it makeup lighting or anything else.
Thank you to all the managers, the CEO and anyone else helping them on their journey.
Thank you to the parents and family of the members for giving birth to such amazing, kind and talented people.
As always, I hope BTS is healthy both physically and mentally and that they know we are here for them and that we will always love and support them.
BTS is already perfect as is and it is we, ARMYs that have to keep replaying these boys because they do so much for us. They say and create so much for us. BTS is kind, thoughtful, they love their fans, show respect to all and are extremely humble, not taking what they have for granted but rather strive forward to improve.
So thank you BTS for being BTS
I hope you will remain together for very long.
I hope there will be no serious drama between you.
And I hope that we can stand together, BTS and ARMYs for many years to come.
If we can’t understand we will try to understand your problems. So please do not push yourselves and harm yourselves. We do not want that under any circumstances.
I’m excited to share the product of my absence! For the past year, my thesis partner and good friend Esteban Bravo and I have been developing a computer animated short film, “In a Heartbeat,” for our senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art + Design. We are launching this Kickstarter to help cover the costs of hiring a professional composer and sound designer for our film!
“In a Heartbeat” follows an insecure middle school boy who has yet to come to terms with his sexuality. When he crosses paths with the most popular boy in school, his heart pops out of his chest to go after the boy of his dreams. Please visit the Kickstarter page for more development, information, and production artwork on the project!
We are currently mid-production, about to wrap on animation and begin lighting, rendering, and compositing the film, but we need YOUR help to make this film the best that it can be! Any contribution helps, be it a donation or simply sharing the video and spreading the word!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! This film has been a true labor of love for us both and I am so excited to share the finished film with you this Spring!
silver sitting on the very same spot where he and flint used to spar together, hair tied into a ponytail, his jacket off and crutch in hand… as if he’s waiting for a friend to arrive with two swords in hand and a smile on his face.. as if they never stopped doing it
Any chance you could please find some that Yuuri and Victor are married, but no one knows they are AU. Like, "Victor is a famous skater and he's married, but no one has a clue who his husband" is kind scenario? Thank you!
Hi! Thanks for these requests! This is a really fun AU! (Most of these fics are based off @skygemspeaks post which you can find here!
Who is Coach Yuuri? by glitteryimagay, Teen, 24k Nix, Fish and Frankie were over the moon when they were told they were chosen by skating legend Victor Nikiforov himself to be taught at his rink in America. But upon arriving, they are informed Victor was asked last minute to be the choreographer for the Olympic US Skating Team and instead, they will be taught by the rink’s head coach, who they know nothing about! This is great!
Comfort Zoneby BertholdvonMoosburg, Gen, 8.9k Yuuri decides to go back to school. He’d really like to experience being normal again for a while, and he wants friends, not more fans.It’s hard to keep two lives separate. Love this!
Yuuri Katsuki, MA by BertholdvonMoosburg, Teen, 10k Two years. Two years she’d known Yuuri Katsuki, since that welcome reception where he’d looked so uncomfortable and she’d invited him to the pub. He had been a mystery at first, friendly but closed off. When he finally let her into his life, she found a real friendship with this warm, expressive, gentle man. And with his warm, expressive, extra-as-fuck husband. Thumbs up!
My fun fact is:by stillmadaboutpetra, Gen, 6.3k Yuuri fails to mention to his new non-skater friends who he is or who his husband is. Or that he even has a husband. HAHAH THIS IS GREAT
Showing Results for ‘Katsuki Yuuri’ by Ferrero13, Gen, 3.9k Victor makes it his goal to get Katsuki Yuuri, figure skater, to the first page of Google results. There is no way he could let such a brilliant skater be overshadowed by Katsuki Yuuri, winner of some stuffy academic medal, who is probably 50 and balding. I LOVE THIS FIC SO SO SO MUCH
A Real Life Cinnamon Roll by Seito, 2.1k Yuuri Katsuki’s students knew three things about their new teacher: 1) he was adorable 2) he was extremely passionate about teaching them 3) based off the lovesick expression he often wore, his wife was a lucky woman. I LOOOOVE THIS FIC
How do you not know? by missykristy, Teen, 4.5k Yuuri Nikiforov-Katsuki, after retiring from competitive skating at 27, decides to go back to school and build on top of his Communications degree. He becomes the Teaching Assistant to a first year Japanese class and is more than happy to stay silent about his career. But honestly, a quick Google search and he’s there. How could you not know? Fun read!
And the answer is… by nessiesaur, Gen, 1.5k Yuuri Katsuki is adorable, but also one of the most mature people in their class. Yuuri Katsuki is in her study group, which definitely saved her ass on the midterm. Yuuri Katsuki is…wait, who is he!?
A Prince in Disguise by lourthor, Gen, 5.1k The one thing his classmates know about him for sure is that he loves his husband. Such a good fic!
Long time no see by ddugeun, Gen, 4.8k “Mum? What’s wrong?” he might be 27 and retired, but his anxiety never gets easier about the smaller things. “Yuuri! Oh, don’t worry, nothing’s wrong!” Hiroko chirped through the speakers. It’s not quite enough to quell his nervous thoughts just yet. “I got a letter for you in the post; it looked quite important so I opened it incase it was time sensitive, and it turns out it’s a high school reunion invite!” High school reunion AU… you have to read this!
icebreaker by Cesare, Gen, 6.1k Marianne gets to know Yuuri Katsuki mainly because she never heard the name “Yuuri” before their class together. AWESOME fic!
some very important Christophe Giacommeti & Viktor Nikiforov headcanons:
shoutout to @lavenderprose who has the same brain as me when it comes to YOI/Viktor hcs
Chris and Viktor have been friends for 10+
years. if the scene with Viktor at juniors is his last year as a junior, that
means they met when Viktor was about 15 and Chris was about 13. They have
almost certainly been through Some Shit together and know the other one better
than they know themselves.
every year at worlds, the night after the free
skate, regardless of the results, the two of them buy 3 bottles of shitty wine
and watch whatever movies they’ve been texting each other about throughout the
season. The Notebook, Pitch Perfect, The
Avengers, whatever it is, they get
wine drunk and MST3K the hell out of it after the medal ceremony.
(they keep doing this even after Yuuri –
actually, Yuuri was invited one time but couldn’t quite get the hang of the
banter. you can’t make up 10 years of friendship for 6 months of dating, no
matter how in love you are.)
They are fully aware of the idea that they’re
dating/have dated/are sleeping together/have slept together etc. They think it’s hilarious. There’s even a
ship name for it – Viktophe – and they regularly browse the twitter tag and send
each other screenshots of the funniest ideas.
they also read the RPF about them to each other
in hotel rooms during events
that meme where one person bursts into the room
like “I knew you were having sex” and one of the pair is like “oh no one told
me I would have put down my book”? that’s them.
They have biweekly bitchfest skype/phone calls
where they just dish on whatever dumb shit has happened to them recently.
When they were younger and Viktor still had
really long hair Christophe would fix it for galas and events. He really liked
to try out pinterest/youtube tutorials but didn’t have a model so Viktor would
volunteer, then show up to a sponsorship event with like a hairbow updo.
you’d think Yakov would hate him considering the
both of them 100% are terrible influences on each other re:acting like drama
queens, being massive flirts, buying lululemon yogas with “peach” emblazoned
across the ass
but actually Chris is a really good influence on
Viktor in more important ways. i.e. ensuring he doesn’t kill himself and making
sure Yakov knows to keep an eye out on him.
there have been at least 3 times Chris has
called Yakov at an ungodly hour of the morning insisting he go check on Viktor
because he was very worried that Viktor was going to do something stupid
chris is almost always right about this. yakov
has found his star skater on the ledge and had to coax him down and into the
shower more times than he’d like to admit. chris knows viktor, knows his tells,
knows when he’s starting to get bad again
by the time they’re 20 and 22, yakov goes to
chris if he’s worried about viktor’s mental health but viktor won’t talk about
it. no one’s ever said it aloud, but
they all know that Chris may well be the reason Viktor is still alive
tl:dr – chris has been worried about his best
friend for a long time and when he sees how viktor lights up with yuuri, he
gets to breathe easy for the first time in a long time
It’s been about a week of driving on the road, and Stiles gets to his place and drops his things off. The rest of his stuff will be delivered in about another week.
Stiles stands in the stillness of his tiny apartment and closes his eyes, takes in the quiet, a quiet he hasn’t heard and felt in a long time, when his phone dings.
Stiles opens his eyes, sees it’s text from Scott asking if he made it by the time he said he would. Stiles answered he made it, and then shuts his phone down, and proceeds to lay down on all the blankets he brought with him - his bed won’t be there for a few more days, at least - and sleep.
It’s night when he wakes up, and the street lights are shining into his apartment where he lay in the almost bare living room. Stiles turns on his phone, and this time his heart skips a beat - and Stiles doesn’t quite know why - when he sees the text he’d been expecting from Derek:
Have you made it? Do you want to meet up?
It was sent an hour ago. Stiles replies back, saying he did and he would, but since it’s night time, they could meet tomorrow?
But Derek replies back a few minutes later that he wouldn’t might meeting up that night. It’s only 7PM, and so Stiles agrees and they agree to meet at a coffee shop a few blocks from where Stiles lives - Derek has been living in D.C. for a few months now, and ever since Stiles told Derek where he would be living, Derek made a point to get to know the area around it. Stiles found that oddly sweet, but he would never tell Derek that.
Stiles’ heart is beating wildly as he leaves, locking his door behind him. He hasn’t seen Derek in over a year now. They’ve talked over the year, actually they’d talked quite a lot in the past few months, especially, but Stiles hadn’t been face to face with Derek in well over a year.
Stiles feels and equal measure of excitement and nerves. He feels almost jumpy as he heads down the stairs in his apartment building, and then out into the warm summer night D.C. air.
He texts Derek that he’s on his way, and Derek texts back that he’s already there, waiting outside.
Stiles gulps and licks his lips, and walks faster, pocketing his phone.
Stiles is away from the only home he’s known for 18 years. But he feels oddly free. He misses Scott, his dad, everyone like crazy, but he also feels less…heavy. Less like he was drowning. Stiles still looked around him surreptitiously, not able to shake off the habit from almost two and a half years of danger and destruction happening to and around him, but the air is quiet, people barely spare him a glance.
It feels wonderful.
Stiles is able to breathe.
He couldn’t remember the last time he felt this relaxed.
When he rounds the corner to the coffee shop, he freezes, his inhale sharp when he sees Derek standing outside, and then it feels like his heart trips over itself when Derek hears him and turns towards him, and they lock eyes.
Derek looks good. He looks as relaxed as Stiles felt. Derek was still in the tight jeans that Stiles remembered him wearing all the time (and damn, they always made Stiles stare a little longer than he should have) but his shirt looked soft and comfortable, and it was a light purple color that made Derek look absolutely…amazing.
And he wasn’t wearing his signature leather jacket. He wasn’t standing with his arms over his chest. They were at his sides, just hanging, relaxed. He also wasn’t scowling. He was grinning. At Stiles.
And Stiles found himself grinning back. He let out a shocked laugh, and then he was walking fast toward Derek, who started walking toward him too.
Stiles sped up the last ten or so feet, and then Stiles was practically jumping into Derek’s awaiting arms, and Derek gave a small “oof” as if Stiles, fragile human that he was, was able to knock the breath out of Derek.
“Sorry,” Stiles murmured.
But he felt Derek shake his head and wrap Stiles up firmly in his arms, and Stiles breathed out softly, tightening his arms around Derek’s shoulders and resting his cheek against Derek’s.
“I missed you,” Stiles whispered, surprised he let that slip out. But he did nothing to take the words back.
“I missed you, too,” Derek said, and Stiles shivered. He and Derek had mostly texted over the past year, and the last time they had talked on the phone had been months ago. Stiles had missed his soft, beautiful voice. It was like honey to Stiles’ ears.
Two and a half years. That’s how long Stiles had basically lived in hell.
But now….now, Stiles was getting out of it. With Derek, who actually picked Stiles up enough that Stiles was then on his tippy toes, somehow bringing Stiles closer in his arms, and Stiles huffed out a laugh.
“Shh, just enjoy it,” Derek murmured.
“Can’t imagine the Derek I knew saying that,” Stiles whispered. Even at the end, before Derek left, when he was in such a good place, he hadn’t quite been like this. So happy. So relaxed. So ready to hug someone. And hug them closely, for that matter.
“Yeah, well…some time away helps,” Derek murmured, and Stiles felt his heart beating faster when he felt Derek brush his lips lightly against Stiles’ neck.
“Good thing I’m getting some time away, then,” Stiles murmured. And then after a long moment, “with you,” Stiles said.
He felt Derek inhale sharply, and then the arms around him tighten. But it didn’t feel restrictive. It felt amazingly comforting. Stiles felt warm, safe. Relaxed. And maybe even a little bit happy.
“I’m glad you’re getting time away, too. With me.”
Stiles smiled, buried his smile against Derek’s shoulder, and then decided to hold on to Derek just a little longer.