iNow that everyone has been revived after getting ‘good’ slaughtered by victuuri in ep.10, do you have some time to talk about Otabek Altin? The precious cinnamon roll and Yurio’s new friend?
Let’s get to know this Dark Horse.
So he’s 18, he was the first to qualify for GPF, won last season’s bronze and represents Kazakhstan.
Many of you might not even be aware of the existence of this country, so in brief: Kazakhstan is a post USSR country in the centre of Eurasia, right between Russia, China, Middle East and Europe continent.
So, why would Kubo-sensei even include someone from there?
The answer is Kazakhstan’s real life figure skating hero - Denis Ten.
Denis Ten is:
the first skater to represent KZ in international championships
currently 23 years old
is from Kazakhstan but of a Korean origin
Olympic bronze medalist, World silver and bronze medalist, 4 Continents gold medalist, Asia Winter Sports gold medalist
cinnamon roll like you wouldn’t believe how sweet
Otabek is definitely inspired by Denis, and therefore I will take his perspective to judge his background.
The thing about sport athletes in Kazakhstan is that they’re ALWAYS self-made. Neither education system nor sports practice is well-developped here yet. Which is understandable since the country is still young (25 years of Independance, yay) and confused in many aspects. That’s not fine but we manage. That however does not change the fact that Kazakh sport education is a complete bullshit when compared to Europe, USA, Asia or Russia (with the exception of boxing and martial arts, probably).
Therefore if you are from KZ and want a world champion for a kid, these are the steps you need to take:
1. Sign them up for sports club early. No team sports, only individual. Team sports have no future here yet.
2. Once they start to show a talent, interest and/or competitive spirit send them to Russia. Russia has better coaches, facilities and programme. Russia is close, cheap and easy to travel to, and not emotionally stressing for the kid, since it’s the same environment there.
3. Once they come of an age to participate in a competition SEND THEM AS FAR AS YOUR BUDGET ALLOWS YOU. USA and Canada for figure skating. USA, Europe and Australia for swimming and tennis. Why? Because it’s one thing to train in your rivals’ adobe, all of them
young talented and ambitious, being coached by their coach, at the same time as them, and completely other thing to be enrolled in a kind of sports boarding school where the coach is from some France and other students are from all over the world, struggling to get better same as you. Goverment does not provide any stable scholarships for this, btw. It’s all up to parents to find, choose and pay for. If you happen to have a kind, well-educated and persistant coach in KZ, they might win you some bonuses in a harsh battle against bureaucracy, but it will not be enough to cover for all or even half of it.
LAST YEAR!!!! You hear me?? He was 17, and already a bronze medalist when he returned to his hometown!!
That means that all the time before he spent overseas. Can you imagine that?? A 13-16 year old Otabek in another hemisphere from his home. That’s like half an equator, one ocean and 11-14 timezones away.
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struggling with language barrier (think he had time to perfect his English before? not likely), with harsh training and obligatory schoolwork - all on top of taking care of himself all by himself.
Can you imagine Otabek coming back on one of those days to an epmty room in a dorm and messages from his family. Calls might be very hard to time up with such time diference. His mom inquiring how he has been, if he eats properly and does his laundry in time, scheduling for skype calls, updating him on his relatives and friends, giving advice on treating colds and stomach ache, and all those other things that most of the boys his age get for granted.
My heart aches over thinking how lonely he must’ve felt.
And, he probably wouldn’t be able to tell them, if anything would not go well. Because there would be nothing they could do from over there, it would only cause them to worry more. Even more than they already would have been.
So there was only one way for him: to suck it up, train hard, suceed and make them proud.
He is not trying to prove himself to himself as Yuuri, nor does he need to prove himself over others like Yurio. He doesn’t want it for fame like JJ, he wants it for his family, his people and his country. That’s any Kazakh’s default mission in life - make your parents proud. Especially after he had returned home with a medal and proved himself to be capable of competing at the same level as Victor fucking Nikiforov and Christophe Jeacometti!!!!!! Him! A Kazakh boy of 17 years!! Kubo-sensei does not joke around when calling him a hero, because he is one! A hero and a history-maker, same as Phichit.
We haven’t seen his coach or team yet, but I have a feeling that it would be the same situation as Denis’s. Meaning, he doesn’t have one.
Denis Ten often travels (or used to travel) to the competitions by himself. There is no staff assigned to help him out. He is used to do trivial things like filling paper forms, booking time for practice, booking hotels, turning in audio tracks for the performance, etc. There have been numerous times when they had either messed up the music at the start of his performance or even played the wrong hymn during the awards ceremony. In his interview, Denis admitted to being totally lost at what to do at those time. There’s also no one to defend/protect him when something comes up, since there’s no one from KZ who has a weight in figure skating world.
I have a distinctive feeling Otabek will be the same.
I mean, how the hell would he be comfortable enough to rent a bike and ride all over Bar-freaking-celona, with no fear to get lost/in trouble, if he wasn’t used to this kind of responsibilities? Again, he’s 18.
At the same time Yurio is like:
Therefore his friendship with Yurio is truly a blessing. They do have a lot in common, they’re practically from the same background: the lifestyle in KZ and Russia does not really differ. It’s the same culture, the same language (KZ is bilinguial: both Kazakh and Russian are widely spoken), a really similar mindset, educational system, environment, custom etc. They’re both outsiders in the current lineup, striving to make a name for themselves. It’s almost the same as 5 years ago in that camp when both Otabek and Yurio were new to the rink in Saint-Petersburg. That’s what Otabek referring to, I think, when he says Yurio had eyes of a soldier. In that environment they’d be both treated the same, you know. Otabek as a no one from nowhere and Yurio as a that guy from Moscow. Not even sure what’d have been worse.
Also there’s a post going around about bad realtion between Russians and Kazakhs, stressing that Kazakh is an inferior race to Russians - PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE DO NOT BELIEVE IT THAT IS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!
Our nations have always been close, we have a long and complicated history but the friendship between two countries and people is very strong.
There are some issues in terms of racism on both sides but it is very rare/obscure case and is usually triggered by something.
Therefore I ask you to support Otabek Altin and his friendship with Yurochka! Please do adopt him! Please do dote on him! He really deserves and needs that!
and if you have some more feels to spare, please take a look at Denis Ten too :3
Imagine Steve will 100% do something if Bucky says he shouldn't/won't/can't... and the team tries to see the craziest thing they can get Steve to do.
“No you won’t.” Bucky pinched his eyebrows together for the
most disbelieving expression as he could muster.
Steve scowled and stood,
marching off to his suite.
“Holy shit. What just happened? We’ve been trying to get Steve to get some
rest for days.” Clint was glad that he wasn’t the only one
looking mildly shocked.
Bucky shrugged. “He’s a competitive asshole. There’s no faster way to get him to do
something than to tell him he can’t or won’t.”
Natasha made an interested
sound, but said nothing.
In the morning, Clint
arrived at the communal kitchen to see Steve making pancakes, Natasha sat at
the table in pjs with a steaming mug of coffee.
“Steve’s pretty sure he knows his way around
breakfast, but I guess we’ll have to see.”
She smiled sweetly.
The pancakes were
blueberry chocolate chip. And delicious.
“Guess you were right,
Steve.” Natasha said not at all
begrudgingly and light-as-air.
It seemed unfair how many
times Clint was in the medical bay. But
it was worth it, when he saw Steve
sitting there, holding a compress to his side, Sam calmly (smugly) reading a
book beside him.
“-Don’t give him any more
ammunition than he already thinks he has, Barton,” Steve started, “I’m more
than willing to see a doctor if I need to.
Especially,” he glared at Sam,
“because I know it sets a good example for my team.”
Sam held up a placating
hand. “My bad, man. Guess I had some confirmation bias going on
Clint sat down in the
empty seat next to Sam and wondered whether he’d been hit in the head harder
than he’d originally thought.
“I’m just saying. I get the feeling that maybe you can’t.”
Steve squared his jaw and
stepped decisively in line for the Cyclone.
It wasn’t until after,
laughing and dizzy and leaning on each other for support that Steve studied
Rhodey and said: “I know what you’re all doing, you know. I just can’t help it.”
Rhodey shook his head,
smiling. “Yeah. I know. Bet you can’t eat more fried oreos than I
-this bitch knows so many languages, I’m not kidding, he knows Gaelic, and he will whisper sexual things in Shiro’s ears, Korean (yes Keith he heard your moonwax poetry about Hunk’s muscles and his caramel eyes), Japanese (Shiro often mumbles under his breath about Lance’s beauty), and so many more.
-he listens to any music from the 20s-to modern and any genre, he doesn’t care what era or what country as long as he likes it.
-as stated earlier he plays the ukulele, I’m adding the guitar (acoustic and electric), and the shamisen (I desperately want to learn how to play this grandiose instrument) and the classical instruments.
-his fav color is grey, or black. He also likes the rain. It makes him feel clean.
-he wears booty shorts and crop tops when he feels like it, which is often.
-Shiro is internally crying and trying not to jump Lance
-lance paints his nails azure and he made his nail Polish himself, fuck space malls and their outdated fashion.
-who the fuck wears parachute pants anyway??
-Lance watches The Addams Family, The Munsters, ghost hunting shows and serial killer documentaries.
-when Haggar does that magic voodoo bullshit she gets the fuck out real fast and vows never again. bc fuck the blue paladin is fucking horrifying, why does he know how to cook and eat a human?? Why does he know eighty ways to kill a man in an empty room?? What the fuck??
-Lance has existential crises on the ship, Allura hears him talking outloud about the inevitably of death and the numbness of existing,, she is shook and has to sit for hours to recollect her will to live, she vows to solidify Lance’s place in the team and thier hearts
-Lotor freaks tf out,,, how is someone so damn beautiful hanging about his such riffraff,,, he tries to snatch lance away after lacing his drink,, Shiro shoots Lotor in the ass for even trying to steal his koi.
-When Lance goes swimming Hunk goes with him, lance doesn’t go alone after he decided to go surfing at night on veradero’s coast. He was taken down and nearly drowned
-lance has always wanted to be a waterbender, so when a druid hits blue with a quintessence blast ending with lance and blue melding their quintessence together he gains the ability to manipulate the states of water he fucks around with everyone, Keith’s pants suddenly get wet, Pidge’s water stays in the glass (even when she holds it upside down), Shiro’s shirts are always wet and they stick to him like a second skin. Ice covers Lance’s arms and he panics resulting in some queen elsa bulllshit
-if you piss Lance off be prepared for a fucking guilt trip,, he will wreck you and your bloodline.
-He will call Shiro out on his favoritism daily,,, bc you can’t favor two people out of a crew of seven, including yourself, self care Shiro. Self care.
-Lance can hold his liquor like the Irishmen of old. Challenging him to a drinking contest is asking for alcohol poisoning
-Lance is a romantic/angry drunk.
(“Shhhirrooo, dance wif meee”///“I will kick your ass, I’ll kick my own ass, I’ll kick the Sun’s ass”)
-Lance always wanted to be a surgeon, or a coroner. The human body has always interested him, this explains why he watches those documentaries
-Pidge snaps one day at Lance for no reason, lance don’t play that white people shit where the young ones rule the damn world, Pidge now understands La Chancla™ and the fear. She also gets a timeout and naptime.
-Lance will mother the shit out of anyone and anything.
-alien refugees? Boom! Mother lance at your service!
-he gives Lotor a strict talking too, it doesn’t work and lance is left with a bruise the size of a volleyball.
-Shiro nearly kills Lotor with his organic hand.
-Hunk and Lance cook and bake and talk about boys. Pidge is ace, Allura is asexual, and Coran is faithful to his deceased wife
-Hunk is also Lance’s sparring partner, neither of them ever hold back, one day Kieth walks in on them and thought they were trying to kill each other
-lance dislikes the quite, he fills it with his voice so he doesn’t go mad with depression and kill someone.
-he contemplates death so much. It’s worrying
-the mind meld thing? Yeah, everyone comes out mildy scared and mildly threatened.
-Shiro thinks its pretty hot when lance rambles about serial killers, Shiro supposes it kuro trying to break out.
-Lance loves having shaved legs and wearing cute dresses and skirts
Mistress meets with Ramen to discuss the terms of their arrangement.
Pairing: Jungkook x
Reader, with guest appearance by Leo (VIXX)
Word Count: 10,050
Sub!Jungkook, Domme!Reader, BDSM, femdom, sexual themes, sex work,
masturbation, mentions of violence against women, profanity
Series: Call Me
A/N: After receiving
multiple messages asking about the Mistress’ business practices, I bring you
this update. There’s quite a bit of dialogue in this part, but there are a few
teasers for future releases sprinkled in here, mostly for my amusement.
i know we’d all love to think neil would have a pretty good diet to the point that kevin probably bitches at him the least, but nah man. neil constantly forgets to eat, will have an entire bag of cheeto puffs before a run and not throw up (how does he do that??? no one knows), he’ll eat like 5 cookies then have 3 grapes and be like “#health”
like half of it is just to annoy kevin and the other half is he’s shit at self care (but mostly its to annoy kevin)
CHJ: Of the EXO members, who has the biggest appetite? JM: In EXO, Baekhyun. CHJ: Oh, how much does he eat? JM: Xiumin and Kyungsoo enjoy the concept of eating, but Baekhyun just eats a lot (laughs). The most out of all the members.
KCR: Jongdae, you mentioned being told “thank you for all your trouble” [was when your heart was most touched]. What were you guys going through? JD: The exact moment I was thinking about was something D.O. said to me. KCR: Ah, D.O. I like him a lot. He’s got quite a nice name! JD: (laughs) That was something he said to me. To be honest, whenever we’re working on a new album or project, it’s hard on all the members. We all get stressed and when we’re physically tired, we get sensitive too. At that point, when we’re nodding off, our aged eyes would meet and D.O. would always say to me, “thanks for all your trouble.” You’re going through a lot of trouble. Even when he himself is having his own troubles along with the rest. I think that one phrase he manages to say is when I feel most moved.
A/N: For @r-e-i-i because I’ve always wanted to write a fic for my fave 太太 😊😊😊 希望你喜欢！！！
the scent that lingers in his soft cotton sweaters,
the smell of the shampoo that he uses, the flavour of the candies that he chews
on while playing his games or while reading a book or when he’s just idly
staring out the window. It’s the taste that you easily find lingering on his
tongue and in his breath when you share a kiss. It’s the coolness that blossoms
in your mouth, one that stays on your lips for a good couple of minutes afterwards.
It’s also the sweet taste of his favourite ice cream, a sugary smell that you can detect in the air now as he takes a seat next to you on the park bench.
“Here,” he says, holding out an ice cream cone out to you.
“Thanks.” You accept it, but to your puzzlement, you notice that he doesn’t have a cone for himself.
“Where’s yours?” you ask curiously. A part of you wonders if he actually managed to finish his entire cone in the two minutes it took to walk back here.
“They ran out,” he mutters rather glumly with a sigh, crossing his hands over his chest and sinking into the bench.
“What? They ran out already?” That strikes you as strange. Sure, the both of you usually come here an hour earlier, but how can it sell out so quickly?
“Apparently,” he answers rather wryly.
“Then what about you?” You know how much he loves his ice cream, and how much he was looking forward to having some earlier in the afternoon.
He shrugs rather insouciantly at that, though you don’t miss the flicker of disappointment in his eyes. He’s quick to mask it behind a stony, nonchalant face, but the subtle show of emotion causes a twinge of pain to sprout in your chest. “You can have it,” he says, eyes darting over to the cone in your hands before darting just as swiftly back to his lap, as if he just laid eyes on something scandalous.
“Just eat it before it melts.”
You blink twice, rather incredulously. Has it not occurred to him… that a concept called ‘sharing’ actually exists?
You give him a pointed stare, and in response, he pushes your hand that’s holding the ice cream cone upwards, aiming to get it towards your mouth.
He misses miserably however, and with you not given enough time to react, you end up with a generous smear of ice cream along your chin.