I saw this on Twitter, and I was like???? The heck??? I’ve been living in Croatia for over 22 years and I’ve never seen anything that looks even remotely similar to the first pic, and nothing on the scale of the second pic??? Where are those places???? So I reverse Image searched, and guess what? They’re not in Croatia.
The first one is a hotel in Barcelona, Spain. The top right is a resort in the Côn Sơn archipelago islands, Vietnam. The third one, however is in Croatia (National Park Plitvice Lakes - a truly magnificent place).
I just thought this situation was…really extra, and wanted to share. There are plenty of beautiful, interesting places in Croatia that could’ve been added to the Tweet instead, there was no need to falsely advertise.
It’s pretty clear by now that Victor and Yuuri are definitely shagging - the idea that in 2016 you’d have two men engaged to be married but had never done the nasty is so weird that we can’t accept it as the default assumption, especially when you see they pushed the beds together in their Barcelona hotel room.
The question then is, when did it start? Let’s examine the evidence in far too much detail!
Episode 4 - not here, that’s for sure. Yuuri is still freaked out by Victor’s romantic overtures.
Episode 5 - that’s still the look of someone uncomfortable with physical intimacy
Episode 5 ending - This is our first option. It’s the point where we see Yuuri properly flip from being embarrassed about Victor’s intentions to being bold about it.
Episode 6 - Here is the second option. Victor is particularly amorous, they’re away from home together for the first time, and we know how drink loosens Yuuri up…
…but Yuuri himself doesn’t think they did. But then again, Yuuri doesn’t remember much about what happens when he drinks. If he did drink, of course - we’ve also seen that he doesn’t like to drink before competitions.
Episode 7 - This isn’t something you’d say to comfort someone who you weren’t already on kissing terms with. Victor isn’t in cheeky flirtatious mode here, he wants to comfort Yuuri by doing something that he knows makes him happy.
Episode 7 - likewise; the surprise wasn’t kissing him, it was kissing him in public. If they weren’t already on kissing terms it would have been a hugely inappropriate time to try making a move on his pupil, and we know Victor is a classy guy.
Katsuki Yuuri lost his virginity either in his bedroom immediately after winning the Chugoku-Shikoku-Kyushu Championship, or in a drunken fumble the night before the China Cup Short Program, or in his hotel room the evening following that.
The interpretation that fits most couples I know’s stories of how they got together has them getting nekkid while drunk before the Cup of China and having a bit of a grope but realising they’re too rat-arsed to make a proper go of it, falling asleep together instead, and then picking up where they left off the next evening.
However, since Yuuri doesn’t tend to drink before competitions I’m more inclined to go with the first option. I’m thinking there were scented candles involved, and Yuuri penetrated Victor on a bed barely two feet away from where he’d stashed the big pile of posters of him. He was probably also wearing his gold medal while doing it.
Ok i know vitya and yuuri living together in st Petersburg would be amazing but also consider them not living together
Yuuri decides that they both have to focus on competing so he rents a small apartment and makes sure it’s a fair distance from vitya’s apartment
So then vitya is sulking because he was convinced yuuri would just move in because cmon they spent the past year-ish living in the same house and then sharing a hotel room in Barcelona and pushing the beds together and he’d even cleared out a couple of draws and some of the wardrobe for yuuri’s things
Also consider yuuri going to vitya’s after practice for a coffee or just to warm up before his trek home and then ends up spending hours with him
Consider vitya asking him to stay the night
Starting a couple of times a week until yuuri’s only going to his apartment like once a fortnight
And omfg yurio sometimes goes to viktor’s for breakfast or before practice and the first time he sees yuuri there hes like ‘ha you woke up early also why is your hair all fucked up why are you wearing viktor’s shirt–fUCK NO YOU DIDNT FUCKING DISGUSTING’
Adventure (“Is that my shirt?”, Sam x Reader, fluff)
Idk how this got where it went but I was listening to my fluff playlist and this happened haha enjoy!! also this is mostly an apology for the copious amounts of angst I have lined up xx
Word Count: 2,247
Warnings: Lil bit NSFW
Life with Sam was a constant adventure. That was something you’d learned early on in the relationship with the surprise puppy he’d gotten the two of you, spontaneous weekend road trips and the fact that you now were the proud owner of over four thousand frequent flyer points. In hindsight, you thought the fact that his occupation title was “treasure hunter” should have been enough of an indicator that this would be the case.
This weekend? Roadtrip to Valencia from your hotel in Barcelona. You were on a job, but considering it was the simplest break-and-enter the two of you had ever been given, you and Sam had decided to make it bit of a vacation.
It ended up being a four-hour drive with traffic, but the two of you had brought plenty of snacks and Sam had downloaded a surprise playlist that mostly consisted of pirate shanties he’d made sure to memorise all the lyrics of. After the second hour, the two of you were belting them from the tops of your lungs with windows rolled down on the highway, the reflection of the dog with his head sticking out the window in your rear view mirror.
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To celebrate May 1st/International Workers Day, I’ll explain a bit about this famous photography.
This picture was taken by Hans Guttmann (also known as Juan Guzmán) on the 21st of July, 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, at the top of Hotel Colón in Barcelona, Catalonia.
The girl is Marina Ginestà i Coloma (January 29 1919 - January 6 2014), at the moment aged 17. She was an antifascist militian, journalist, and translator. After this picture, she never held a gun again. Instead, she helped by translating international news and books, writing in newspapers, and by being a correspondent for foreign newspapers.
She was captured in Alicant, and moved to a concentration camp. After some weeks, she was liberated and escaped with her boyfriend to France, but he died while trying to cross the Pyrinees. In France, Marina found her family and all of them were taken to the internment camps of Argelès-sur-mer and Agde. When the nazis invaded France, they left on exile on a boat that said it was going to Mexico, but went to the Dominican Republic. In 1946, she left the Dominican Republic because of the persecution led by the dictator Rafael Trujillo, and went to Venezuela. She moved to different countries for the rest of her life, and in the end died in Paris when she was 94.
Even though this picture became one of the most famous from the Civil War, Marina Ginestà didn’t know about it until a few years before dying.