i am enjoying this show so so much

anonymous asked:

I'm just amusing myself with the idea that the Asgardians love and miss Loki's plays so much, especially now that Asgard is gone, and so they keep asking him for more plays, which Thor finds kind of ridiculous. And then finally Loki organises more plays, which always show Loki as the hero and saviour, and Thor is just /constant eyerolls/ but he sees how happy it makes people and realises this is Loki's only way of sharing 'triumphs' around a table with ale, as Thor used to do.

I am enjoying this headcanon a lot.

Like, if you need anything on a ship when your lives have been upended and you have no idea where you’re going, it’s entertainment, right? And this is familiar stuff, it’s emotional things about Asgardian history, and it’s fun, and initially Loki’s like “uhhhh what” about it eventually he kind of gets into the idea. Like, hey, well, okay, since you asked, and he’s not actually that humble about it and probably doesn’t take much convincing to dive back into these things. 

Though he probably leaves the heroic sacrifice one out and turns to new subjects - old adventures and such. And there’s limited resources for putting on plays but he can improvise. Black box theater! Experimental work! 

Thor thinks it’s kind of hilarious (really hilarious) and like, okay, Loki, you diva, but he does seem to be having fun and at some point he’s like “hey Thor you know what would be amazing, you could make a cameo as yourself, wouldn’t that be fun :D” and Thor gets…kind of into it. Everyone else is really into it too. It’s Thor! In a play! Cool!

And yeah, I think eventually Thor does work out what Loki is doing and why he enjoys it so much on a level other than just, you know, showing off, because of all the ways that Loki has chased the spotlight this is honestly the most harmless. 

And it does seem to make him happy.

anonymous asked:

admins!!! all these press photos from america that are beautifully unwhitewashed my heart can’t take it!!! it’s still america and still got photoshopped on but !!!!! beautiful. perfect. show stopping

yeah… photoshop is kind of… inevitable sometimes

also i actually feel 1000x better about myself whenever i see they have blemishes. they feel so much more human, relatable, and theyre still cute anyway.

but i am glad that i can enjoy most of the content without having to constantly worry about whitewashing/colorism (until some american magazine decides to have a photoshoot with them, then i start worrying about it again)

but yeah they all look so nice and so much more alive

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anonymous asked:

you're one of the best riverdale's blogs around cause you don't kill my vibe, like me, you embrace the craziness of it all that is riverdale. like cole once said, that in riverdale's nonsense universe maple syrup can be the bad guy, this is hilarious, and i think that sums up the whole show lol. that's what makes this show so fun and endearing for me and i love it so much. and enjoy it with cool people like you it's a 10/10 experience.

Awww thank you, my love! That’s so sweet of you to say. Really, this show is just an all round *trip* but I am so here for just embracing and enjoying it, and getting to share it with so many wonderful people on here is really just the cherry on top I’m so thankful for the amazing people I’ve found in this fandom 💜

so recently, there were a lot of really bad spoilers leaked about ML. i can’t imagine how this must feel as a creator, to have all your hard work just thrown out like that for everyone to see, completely out of context. it’s really awful. 

in support of thomas and his team, the discord server i am in decided to start a small project: #HeartsForAstruc –  even after everything, we still love this show and look forward to the new season. this show means a lot to many people. i am  personally really thankful it exists. i have made so many good friends through it,  it’s brought me closer to some old ones, and it’s something me and my daughter can enjoy together. honestly, it’s really hard to put into words how much each of these things mean to me. so just… thanks so much for what you guys do. esp thomas, for creating such a great universe for us to play around with. really, thank you so much.


for anyone else who would like to join in: draw a character [or two, or more; can be ML charas or ml oc’s, or yourself if you want] offering hearts. doesn’t have to be a sign, just some sort of love hearts. post it with or without a message, up to you, and then tag it #HeartsForAstruc. let’s cheer the team on. :D/

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pairing: Jikook

length: drabble

description: anon and @clairelions wanted a Jikook drabble on their Disney trip so..here it is

“–and then let’s check out that one shop and…and–are you seriously still filming me?”

Jungkook looks up from the lens that was so firmly pressed to his face just moments ago. A click and the camera was suddenly turned off. He lets the device hang around his neck turning is focus on Jimin as if it wasn’t already on him.

The corners of Jimin’s mouth were turned down into a semi-amused frown. He had begged Jungkook since the beginning of this trip to film in moderation. But the second they stepped out of the dorm, his lens never left the older’s face.

“I have not seen you set that camera down once since we left our dorm. Enjoy the moments Jungkook! It’s so beautiful here,” Jimin insists. He always tells him to live his life in the moments, but this time around he wanted to capture them.

“I am enjoying the moments…and I think what I’m capturing is beautiful,” Jungkook mumbles softly. Jimin almost, almost didn’t catch what he was insinuating. But, as soon as he caught on, a gentle blush dusted his cheeks pink.

“You–just-” he tries to find the right words. “You know what, let’s just go see the castle now. Maybe they’ll do fireworks or something.” And with that, he turns around in haste and starts toward his intended destination. Jungkook stares after him, a fond smile making its way into his face.

Of course the second Jimin turns back around, the camera was back on Jungkook’s face and the little red recording light back on. He follows the older moving through the crowds, his lens still focused on him.

When they finally reached the castle, Jimin’s jaw was dropped in awe. He turns around with a beaming smile on his face, pointing towards the magnificent structure. “Jungkook, are you getting this? This is amazing, I’ve always wanted to see this in person oh my go…”

And then his voice just…fades out. It’s as if Jimin was moving in slow motion, that smile never leaving his face. He could feel his pure joy from where he was standing. His eyes were crinkled at the corner just the way Jungkook loved them. And suddenly the castle didn’t matter. The crowds didn’t matter. Disneyland didn’t matter.

All Jungkook could see was that one person through that tiny little viewer.

“Jungkook!”

He looks up.

“Seriously, did you hear anything I just said? What did I say about enjoying–”

Jungkook didn’t even think. One minute he was standing a couple feet away from Jimin, and the next he was dragging him by the wrist in between the darkness of two little gift shops.

Jimin looks confused as hell, but follows regardlessly.

“W–”

Jungkook gently pushed him against the wall and captures his lips between his own. He’d been aching to do that all day, but being in public the entire time prevented that. Jungkook never wanted to let go.

When he finally pulls away, Jimin attempts to speak but Jungkook shushes him quickly.

“I am enjoying the moments. I’m enjoying every single moment I am with you. And what makes me most happy is being able to capture you being happy.” Jimin’s eyes are widened in awe, unable to respond. Jungkook continues. “Don’t you see how incredibly beautiful you are in everything you do? I’m going to show you, Park Jimin.” He gestures to his camera. “And you’re going to see how I see you: so goddamn beautiful.”

He steals one last kiss.

Jimin is silent for a few moments. Jungkook already knew what he was thinking. How could someone be so determined to make Jimin see how much they care?

But he goes with it. And so he nods his head, and lets Jungkook lead him back out into reality. Because he trusts him, wholly and fully. That was never going to change.

“Show me.”

Beginning Thoughts of the Summer Anime Season 2017. . .

Summer Season of Anime is already among us, and I’m so glad it’s here.   With Spring being so incredibly weak, I find myself enjoying the fact that the Summer Season is already this good and it’s only the better.  Regardless, here are my thoughts on the beginning shows I’m watching.  Please keep in mind that these are based solely on the first episode or two, and are purely just my opinion.  So please, if yours differs, I’d love to here it.

Kakegurui:  Studio MAPPA

Hi, I’m one of the contenders for best show of Summer Season.  Gambling.  Finally something different.  There aren’t as many series about Gambling as there is with so many others, much less done in this high school setting.  Regardless, I love the art style of this series, especially when it gets to be those truly disturbing scenes.  I can say without a doubt that this is definitely going to be one of the highlights of this season.  

Hajimete no Gal:  Studio NAZ

Originally posted by kingdom-of-animes

Would you hate me if I said this is one of my favorites so far?  Yeah, I’m trash, and this is trash, but I don’t care.  It’s an ecchi series that isn’t making me hate everything around me so far, so I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts.   DO NOT WATCH THIS WITHOUT HEADPHONES.  

Koi to Uso: LIDENFILMS

This show is a perfect example of a series where the plot is good enough to save the series.  The art style is very generic, granted, it’s higher quality generic, but generic and bland nonetheless.  I would love this series so much more if it was done in more of a March Comes in Like a Lion, or even a Scum’s Wish Art Style, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case here.  However, I am loving the plot thus far.  Who honestly isn’t interested in this concept of Forbidden Love.  I honestly can’t wait to see where this series goes from here.  

Netsuzou TRap : Creators in Pack

Disappointed.  Nine Minute Series.  Nine Freaking Minutes.  Honestly, unless you live and breathe for Yuri, don’t waste your time.  I happen to really enjoy Yuri, so I’ll keep watching it for a little while.  The manga is a billion times better compared to this.  #StopMakingShittyAdaptations.  

Ballroom e Youkoso: Production I.G. 

Hi, I’m the other top runner for best series of the season.   I really love this series.  It’s amazing.  It’s unique, and I can honestly see this being almost as big as Yuri on Ice.  Check this shit out.   I mean you could also just check it out solely for the purpose of that unique I.G. Art Style; I mean, hello this has Haikyuu written all over it.   

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni:  Production Reed

Originally posted by kami-monogatari

Dropped.  I’m sick of the “another-world-harem-series”  it’s getting old.  Granted, this is a slightly different “another world harem”  by having the main guy getting to keep his smartphone in this other world.  I know right?  God understands our first world struggles.  Also, this art style is bland.  But  who knows, maybe you’ll like it.  

Nana Maru San Batsu:  TMS Entertainment

Originally posted by ufotable

Annd this is going to be dropped.  Calling it now.  I hate the art style.  I also hate the main girl; in fact, I hate her so much I don’t even like her enough to learn her name.  I really liked the concept.  A Quiz Anime.  It’s completely different from everything else, the only thing that truly kills the series for me is the execution.  The execution is absolutely terrible. It had potential, and it’s just really sad to see it wasted.  

Dive!!:  Studio Zero-G

Honestly, this is probably going to get dropped.  As much as I hate to admit it, I find this show just underwhelming.  When I first heard about the show, I had high hopes that it was going to be something, maybe not as awesome as Free!, but at least as eye catching, or entertaining, or hell, even just partially lovable as Free!.  I find myself disappointed, both with how the show is turning out, as well as with how much I expected from it.  Honestly, unless you live and breathe for Sports Anime, don’t bother.  I would also like to point out that everywhere I’ve read about it does have Comedy tagged before Sports, yet I have not found a bit of it even relatively close to “comedy,” so there’s that as well… 

Hitorijime My Hero :  Encourage Films

Watching this.  Why?  Meh, I like BL.  In all honestly though, it’s turning out alright; it is a Shounen Ai, series, so regardless, I always go into them with no expectations, so for now, it’s just meh.  I’ll let you know more when it gets further along.  


Tsurezure Children:  Studio Gokumi

Originally posted by sajou-rihito

I’m actually really enjoying this one.  It’s a cute little time killer that’s pretty funny, and is all about kids with these love problems.  How cute.  The art style is very generic, and the plot isn’t exactly reverting, but it’s entertaining and that’s all that matters.  

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: Studio Lerche

I’m interested.  Very interested.  I went into it thinking that it was just going to be some Assassination Classroom wanna be by the same studio:  Class of Underachievers, given up on by this precious elite school.  I’m honestly glad that it, so far, isn’t turning into that at all.  I’m curious to see where it goes from here.  

Jigoku Shojo:  Studio Deen

Hell Girl!! *Crying*  I missed you so much.  You never realize just how much you miss a show until you get another season and it just makes you so happy.  This is me with Hell Girl.  Thank you.  I needed this.  I needed an excuse to binge the series again, (which I totally did) just to mentally prepare myself for this new season.  

Boku no Hero Academia:  Studio Bones

That second half art style change though!!! Still best show so far.  Best show of the season.  Best Show of Last Season.  Just Best. Show.   WHY ARE YOU NOT WATCHING THIS?!?!?!

So anyways, that is my first impressions of the series so far that I am watching.  Please keep in mind these are merely my thoughts, and I am not going to be watching everything this season.  If there’s something I’m not watching that you think I should be, please let me know.  Also, let me know what you’re thinking of this season so far!  

Will You Let It Die...?

Originally posted by kitaplarvekedilerr

Word Count: 1,800

Requested: Hey sweetie, how are you? Can you do an imagine where Shawn’s performing Roses onstage and he gets emotional (like last night’s show) bc Roses is y/n’s fav song and he misses her so much bc they aren’t together anymore and then he calls her and asks her for another chance? Sorry my English, it’s not my first language

Note: HERE WE GO Y’ALL

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“What song do you get most emotional about playing?” The girl who had asked him this question during the Q&A meant no harm, but the feeling of his heart breaking at the question - proved him otherwise.

If you were to ask him which song he got the most emotional about playing, which this girl did, it would be Roses. Not due to the message behind it, that had little to do with why Shawn’s eyes stung with sadness each time he performed it. No, it reminded him of the love he had until recently - you.

Shawn took his time in answering this question, debating on whether or not to tell the truth or give a different answer. However, he didn’t want to hide anything, so he gave her the truth.

“Probably Roses.” He answered simply, wanting to move on.

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Harry: "Before we play the next song, I just wanted to tell you guys that, I am so happy today because.. someone who means quite a lot to me, who means the whole world to me, actually, was finally able to join us today.." (1)

“He’s watching us from backstage, and I mean, I know that there’s nothing that he, there’s nothing that /I/ want more than for him to be able to actually, like, watch us from here, but it’s okay! He gets to be here, and that’s enough!” (2)

“I am so glad that he was finally able to join us! He’s been quite busy, working on an album and all, and you know, with touring and everything, I’ve been traveling a lot and we haven’t been able to like, stay together a lot…” (3)

“But again, I am so incredibly happy that he’s finally here, I know it’s selfish but I’d like to keep him here, with me, for as long as I could, even though we had a silly argument before I went on stage haha, so yeah… uhm, just wanted to say that, I love you so much, baby. I know it gets hard when we argue, we’re both stubborn, I know…” (4)

“But I love you so much, yeah? I’m so glad you’re here… I hope you’re enjoying the show so far, that you’d want to come and see us again. P.S. I want to dedicate the next song to my absolute number one and biggest fan, because he refuses to let anyone call him something else, haha! Here’s Sweet Creature.” (5)

why do y’all insist on hurting me like this

looking at tumblr has been really overwhelming tonight. i am very happy with the majority of the Tony results. i am so proud of Dear Evan Hansen, the musical that has truly had such an impact on my life in a difficult time and the people in it that are such sources of positivity in my life. when i saw it, i was blown away and i have loved it infinitely ever since. it has taught me everyone is human, we all feel the need to belong and we are valid for it. it has shed light onto mental illness, something that i, and so many others, relate to and have struggled with, and we see ourselves in these characters. i don’t think you guys fucking understand that the entire theatre was sobbing during the performance. kids, senior citizens, teenagers, dads… everyone was so connected over this beautiful piece of theatre. everyone jumped to their feet after to give a standing ovation, the amount of love and emotion in that room was more than i’ve seen at every other show i’ve been to. 

this season was tough. there were many great shows that deserved awards. i am definitely a great comet fan, and i wish it had gotten more awards, including best orchestrations. remember though, that these are just the Tonys. they don’t dictate the popularity or success of a show. there were so many shows that deserved so many awards that it was impossible for all of them to win every single one. like many people, i do find it annoying and frustrating that one show tends to sweep the Tonys, but that’s something we don’t have control over, and that’s not something that you should blame on the musical itself. 

brushing aside dear evan hansen in a way that is offensive to the show, the actors, production team, and its fans is not okay. dear evan hansen was successful tonight, and it deserves it - imagine the happiness of the whole production team and actors and their families and friends right now. imagine if that were you, and there were hundreds of people online openly bashing your show and saying it didn’t deserve the award(s) that it got. before anyone know what this show was, i was overcome with emotion for it and knew that it was something extremely special. every single actor and member of the production team of dear evan hansen is so devoted to this show, and they have made it a truly amazing show that has impacted so many, whether you are impacted by it or not is irrelevant, the fact of the matter is that by bashing deh, you are invalidating so many’s peoples love for a musical that may run deeper than you know.

hating on dear evan hansen because of all of its tony wins is immature and rude. dear evan hansen didn’t choose to win these awards, it merely has a wonderful team that put together this piece of art that got the attention of the public eye. even if you don’t connect with deh the way many do, that doesn’t mean mean that it is a bad show, or that it is underserving of all of these awards. obviously, it was deserving, or else they wouldn’t have WON THEM. now, there are many shows that could have easily beaten deh for certain categories and i agree that, for example, comet should have won best orchestrations. but this is not a valid reason to bash dear evan hansen, just because you think a certain show should have won over it. it’s not the fault of dear evan hansen that great comet got robbed.

i hope that in the future, the tonys don’t take away recognition from so many great shows, but please remember that they’re just the TONYS, and they shouldn’t impact the way that you view shows. i am personally in debt to dear evan hansen for the strength and comfort it has provided me, not to mention its beautiful music and breathtaking performances that mean so much to me and so many others. let people enjoy the shows that they enjoy, and don’t spread hate just because your show didn’t win awards you think it should have. again, winning Tony awards does not mean a show is overrated or bland. it got them for a reason. 

WYNONNA EARP

So I’ve been asked why do I care so deeply for a show getting renewed. Wynonna Earp is such a great show and it’s something that I haven’t seen before. I absolutely adore the cast, and Emily Andras is just amazing! They work so hard for this show and bring us Earpers amazing content every week. I enjoy this show so much because I am a youth in the lgbtq+ community, and there isn’t a lot of representation in shows that I watch. Wynonna Earp shows me a healthy wlw relationship. I love that so much. Wynonna Earp herself is one badass demon killing strong woman. Melanie Scrofano had an interview where she described how wynonna earp can be flawed but strong. I love everything about this show. Don’t get me started on its one-liners and humor ! I don’t have twitter so I don’t know if my support here is doing anything to help, but I will do my best. To support it here and watch the show everytime it comes on. I avoid the leaks because I want this show to be renewed!! SUPPORT THE SHOW PLEASE!!! WE WANT THE SEASON THREE I KNOW WE CAN DO IT!! FRIDAY AT 9/10 ON SYFY AND SPACE!! IF YOU CANT WATCH IT THERE WATCH IT LEGALLY!

Beautiful Jung Hoseok Appreciation Post ❤

A post to show my love for the one and only sunshine himself,..
Hobi  ╰(*´︶`*)╯♡ Enjoy!


Someone who likes to make others smile

Someone who puts so much emotion into his art, dancing.

His demeanor completely changes once on stage, his passion + focus radiate off of him

His dancer side truly shines, it is him.

Even in practice; “I am dance” exudes off of him, it’s intoxicating

A man who’s smile can outshine the sun

His laugh is music to my ears

His laughs are always just so full of joy, full of life.

There’s never a fake smile on his face, he’s an open book

Someone who’s not afraid of being vulnerable,

To show such emotion.

A brother who’s there to play along with the rest

An excitable bundle of joy

A boy who commits to bring entertainment.

A man with looks that can kill

정호석 Jung Ho-seok 

BTS Reaction to You Attending Their Concert

GENRE: fluff

WARNINGS: none

REQUESTED: yes!

A/N: hope you enjoy! thank you so so much for requesting! these are a little short, but i hope you don’t mind! and to anyone who requested a scenario i am working on them currently, and i hope to have at least one out this weekend! thank you guys v much:))

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JIN


Jin would be so smiley, constantly peering over in your direction. He wouldn’t make it too obvious that he was staring at you, being that your relationship was not public yet. Jin would just be grinning like a cutie the entire show, and you and the boys would be the only ones who knew. I don’t really see Jin crying onstage, but possibly when you two meet after. Jin would just be really soft, hugging the boys and sending glances your direction.

“Our eldest hyung has someone special here for him!”


YOONGI ( SUGA )


You would both be crying, which was something no one would expect from the two of you. You would be decently far away, due to the high demand for tickets and you not wanting to be caught. Yoongi would know where you were though, and every time he looked over he knew the flashlight coming from a phone was you. You had promised to keep your flashlight on for the majority of the show, and it was really comforting for Yoongi. He would smile every time he would see it.

“Yoongi looks so cheery, is he ill?”


HOSEOK ( JHOPE )


This boy wouldn’t be able to hold back his emotions. With you being so close to the stage, he would often look over and smile at you. He would interact with the ARMYs that stood beside you so he wouldn’t be too obvious, but they had their suspicions. Luckily, they were a nice group of people who didn’t bombard you with questions. Once the song Hobi wrote for you ended and you were holding back tears as you cheered, he had to tell the crowd why he was so happy.

“My beautiful baby is here tonight!”


NAMJOON ( RAP MONSTER )


Namjoon at the beginning of the concert would try to act really tough, but once he saw you in the crowd that would disappear. He would work even harder than he already was, wanting to impress you. The boys easily seemed to notice, Tae being the first to find you in the herd. The boys would all be so focused and surprised that you were there, that they wouldn’t notice when Namjoon would trip during one of the songs, a giddy smile on his face.

“Namjoon tripped for you!”


JIMIN


Jimin would be really shy, and whenever the boys would all tease him about your presence, he would be a blushing little mochi. You would be wearing his shirt in the crowd, smiling the entire time. When it was Jimin’s turn to speak, some ARMYs yelled at him about why he was being so soft. Jimin then explained that someone he loved more than anything was in the crowd. The boys would all be hugging behind Jimin, being just as excited to see you.

“Someone who is very dear to me is here!”


TAEHYUNG ( V )


Tae had a hard time spotting you, but once he did, he would be crying. They would be in the middle of singing ‘Fire’ and the boys would look over to see Tae sitting on the stage covering his face. Hobi would walk over and ask if Tae was okay, while the rest of the boys worriedly continued. When Tae told him that he had finally spotted you, Hobi would smile and mess with his hair. Once the other boys saw Hobi’s calm expression, they knew that Tae had only just now found you.

“Our Taehyungie is just happy; there’s nothing wrong with him!”


JEONGGUK


Like Jimin, Kookie would get really shy. He wouldn’t talk during breaks, simply grinning and standing beside the other boys. He wouldn’t need to express himself verbally, and ARMY would already know why he was a grinning mess. He had talked about you a few times, never mentioning your name though. Jungkook would glance in your direction often, smiling before turning back to his hyungs.

“Ah Kook, what has gotten into you?”

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For my fifty-seventh Evangelion book review, here is Hiramatsu Tadashi Animation Gashuu (Tadashi Hiramatsu Animation Art Book), published by STYLE.  This is a new book that just came out this week (although people who went to Comiket in December 2016 were able to get it sooner), and it is a collection of illustrations by Tadashi Hiramatsu, a key animator for the Evangelion TV series and movies.  As you can probably guess from the cover art shown above, he has also done work for various other titles, including character designs and animation direction for “Yuri!!! on Ice”.  Cool! Oh, and if you’re disappointed that there aren’t any Evangelion characters on the front cover, don’t worry… Rei Ayanami appears on the back cover, standing atop a cute drawing of some flowers.

This book is not available in English or French, but pretty much the only text is the table of contents at the beginning, then short descriptions accompanying each illustration, and then a two-page interview and the credits page.  So the book mostly consists of pictures, ranging from black-and-white production sketches to full color promotional art.  The dust jacket is also removable, and the alternate cover artwork hidden underneath is a small but charming illustration of the artist’s hands drawing a line.  As for an example of what kind of stuff can be found inside the book, check out this pic of Kaworu and Shinji playing musical instruments that look like the Spear of Longinus and Spear of Cassius:


Keep reading for the rest of the book review, plus a few more pictures!

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Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Sammy, happy birthday to yooouuu 🕯🎉❤!

• three years not alone
• three years with a lovely dog warming me and filling my life
• three years looking in your kind eyes
• three years seeing your happy face and wagging tail
• three years full with love and trust
• three years with frustration and hard work
• three years full with good and bad moments
• three years seeing him growing up

I remember the day he was born, the first moment he laid in my hands - hearing his little sounds, feelings his little warm body in my hands.
This was the day which changed so much for me.
The day I learned to live again.
The day I cried a lot because I was so positive overwhelmed.
I could not imagine a day without him.
We are going trough bad and good times, learning to understand each other.
He helps me a lot to live, he helps me to go trough life only by being at my site and loving me the way I am - with all my faults and my look.
He teached me to calm down - He always makes me smile with his dumb and cute way to show me how to enjoy little things.
Giving me warmth and love, being always there for me.
Thank you so much for everything, Sammy.
Happy birthday, Sammy ❤.

Nezumi and Shion really get me. I love them. Separately and together. What a team. Nezumi finally loses his shit to someone worth losing it for after years of trusting no one, loving no one…Shion’s his challenge and he could never overcome him. Shion, the boy is loaded with love that needs no “I love you”, he shows it to Nezumi… or tells him something else, that he’s drawn to him. They really care about each other and I’m reading the novel right now to learn about that deeper level of love and characterization behind the surface of the anime.

anonymous asked:

Re Re Shane is a demon who Ryan made a deal w for his show: u asked what the exchange was... Ryan traded his life (initially soul but he bargained his way out of that one) for it, BUT only on the condition that he would be killed AFTER he had gotten his fame (Shane totally sold it to him by being like "in the end u can b an unsolved case yourself!! Cmon that's cool I'll make it a weird death I promise") so like early on Ryan sticks close to Shane at creepy locations bc he knows that the demon(1)

bargained to be the one to take his life so obi he cant let anything happen to him or Shane doesn’t get his end of the deal. like just imagine ryan yelling “fuck you!” and waving his middle finger at some unknown entity while hiding behind Shanes lanky frame (yes shielding urself from a demon w another demon what a good idea). anyway as time goes on they kinda become friends and start enjoying each others company and get really close and they just? goof off and have fun? but then ryan starts (2)

to wonder what level of fame he has to reach before Shane will collect so he starts getting really stressed/upset as he gets more popular and stops using Shane as protection at locations and stops enjoying doing the show and Shane gets rly worried but long story short Shane twists the deal so that “take your life” just means that Ryan has to share his life w Shane forever anyway wtf is this it turned into a mini fic I’m so sorry but yeah thats it bye (3)

I am in Shock and Awe

My 2nd Ice Show Adventure (Fantasy On Ice 2017 in Niigata)

Summer 2015, I went for my very 1st ice show, Fantasy On Ice (FaOI) in Kobe, and it was the 1st time I saw ‘nama-Yuzu’ (real-life Yuzuru) after being a fan since 2014 Olympics. 

Summer 2016, I had tickets for FaOI again but this time, Yuzu pulled out of all ice shows to recover from lisfranc ligament injury, so I sold my ticket, prayed for Yuzu’s health and happiness, sent him letters of support, and managed to survive the terribly long off-season with other long-suffering Yuzu-fans.  

This summer (2017), I am so busy with work projects that I have no time for fangirling, not to mention ice shows, and I moaned about it to a few friends. Almost like a miracle, one friend told me that if I wanted, she could get tickets for me for FaOI Niigata!  I decided I could get away for the weekend.  I must!  

The shows were on Friday, Saturday, Sunday (16-18 June) and it would be my first time in Niigata.  I took an ANA flight (yay! ANA!) and arrived in Niigata airport on Thursday.   The first meal I had was a very delicious bowl of ramen, and as I ate, I was surprised that I could taste bits of yuzu (the fruit).  I have never had ramen with yuzu before and so I was really happy!  It was really oiishiiiiiiiiii~~!!!  What a great omen, I thought.  My first meal on this trip was with yuzu. xD    

On this 1st night, there was something else that made me think of Yuzu…. I saw Bourbon ice-cream!  “Mo chotto”!  

I was way too full from the huge bowl of ramen and so I did not buy ‘Mo Chotto’ ice-cream to try.  Thought I’d try it another day but I did not pass by this shop again and I could not find it anywhere else.  Sigh.  Regret.  The snack is common but the ice-cream is not. 

Friday 16 June (ice show is at 7pm, doors open at 6pm)  

In the morning, I changed hotel.  Checked into ANA Crowne Plaza (yay, ANA!) because it’s a short walk to the ice show venue.  A Yuzu-fan friend, D-chan, messaged to say she is nearby and asked me to join her for coffee.  OK!   It was a lovely breezy walk from ANA hotel to an area called Pier Bandai and I found her in a cosy little coffee place with comfy sofas.  I ordered an iced coffee and we chatted away.  “I can’t believe I’m really here….”  “He’s somewhere near us now, you know….”  “Omg we’re breathing the same air as him….”   xD

Happiness is talking with a Yuzu-fan while sipping coffee in Japan. :)  

Soon it was time to meet another friend, Kay, the wonderful person who got my tickets for me.  We had plans for an early dinner together and then go for the ice show.  I met her at Niigata Station and we walked around looking for food. Some restaurants were not yet opened for dinner as it was too early. Luckily there was a soba shop that was open and we both felt like eating soba, so in we went.  (soba= buckwheat noodles) 

We ordered their specialty which was soba dipped in a warm broth with tender slices of pork.  And once again, I had the lovely surprise of finding yuzu in it!   I really love the citrusy fragrance it gave to the soupy noodles.  We felt so happy eating soba with yuzu.  It was a very good meal. :)  

From Niigata station, there was a shuttle bus to the show venue, running pretty frequently.  (I really love Japan;  they think of everything.) There was no real need to look for the bus-stop, just look for the long queue!  Luckily, it was a short wait as the buses came quickly and soon we were on our way to Toki Messe!   Just a 10-minute bus ride and we were there, a lovely glassy tall building by the river.  

We were early but the queue for FaOI merchandise was already VERY LONG. It’s ok, let’s admire the pretty Tanabata decorations and chit-chat while we wait in line.  Finally we could at least SEE the sale counter!  It’s going to be our turn!  I got a T-shirt, a towel and the programme booklet.  So happy to get the towel because 2 years ago at FaOI Kobe, the towel was sold out before it was my turn, on the very 1st day!  

Then Kay pointed out to me something that made me very happy…. Ice Rink Sendai merchandise counter!  I have not had the chance to buy anything from Yuzu’s hometown rink before, so I hurried towards it excitedly.  Wow, they really have a lot of pretty things!  

The photo of Yuzu wearing ‘Irene gloves’ was there.  (Irene is short for ‘Ice Rink Sendai’ and is the name of the mascot.)  And also his signature with a message saying “I will never forget, I will continue to do my best and give my support.” (my translation from Japanese)   And there is a little mushroom at the end. ^^

What a simple but heartwarming message for his hometown rink….

I bought the ‘Irene’ gloves, T-shirt, keychain and some stationery.  I love the pink theme!

There were also stalls selling really beautiful books and magazines….. I want them all!

Glad we were early.  It was hard to take a good look at the stalls when it got very crowded later.  

I was also very amused to see a counter that rented out binoculars, haha.  I did not rent one on the 1st day, but I did for the next 2 days.  Best decision ever.  I could see clearly all his cute facial expressions and who he was talking to all the time at the finale.  (Guess who. :))  

And of course, there were big boxes for fan letters and gifts to skaters.  Yuzu’s box filled up quickly and the inner bag had to be changed several times by the staff.  I used my new Irene stationery to write 2 fan letters (one on behalf of the FB international fan group and one from myself) and dropped them into the box on the 2nd day.  On the 3rd day, I decided to also drop a letter into Oda-san’s box.  I told him I enjoy his skating, his talk shows and his blog, thanked him for his great friendship with Yuzu, and may God bless his beautiful family. :)   

After all the excitement outside, it’s time to go in.  The seating arena for Niigata is smaller than some other places, so even the furthest row was not that far away.  I was somewhere in the middle, nearer one end of the rink.  

As usual, there were guys in black jackets who walk around holding up big signs that say “No taking of photos or videos”.  (I took this pic before the show, no pics during the show.  Law-abiding fan.) 

The show started and the skaters were introduced one or two at a time.  Yuzu was the last one to come out and the applause and cheers for him were huge.  It was clear who the star of the show was. :) 

After the opening number, the skaters did their individual performances.  I enjoyed watching all of them.  My favourite ones were the 2 performances by Nobunari Oda – the music was beautiful for both and I love to watch his jumps;  it’s like he lands on marshmallow (once again I am reminded of why they gave him that T-shirt saying ‘landing with cat’s feet’);  Sex Bomb by Plushenko was hilarious and I laughed so much;  and Shizuka Arakawa– what supreme grace and beauty.

Ice dancers Papadakis and Cizeron were very beautiful to watch. So glad they performed in this FaOI.  The acrobatic duo of 2 men in Swan Lake tutu performing ‘Notte Stellata’ was very funny.  I have seen Yuzu perform to this song so beautifully so many times in the past season (and watched it live at 4CC) and now this exact same song is skated in such a comical way….. I was so tickled. xD

For the record, the other skaters were Kaori Sakamoto, Marin Honda, Akiko Suzuki, Miki Ando, Shoma Uno, Evgenia Medvedeva, Denis Vasiljevs, Javier Fernandez, Elladj Balde, Johnny Weir, Stephane Lambiel, Jeffrey Buttle and the Chesnas.  Many of them performed twice, before and after the intermission.  Much thanks to all for their wonderful performances!     

At the end was Yuzu’s Chopin Ballade Number 1.  I had the good fortune of watching this 2 years ago, at the last show of FaOI 2015, when he gave us a surprise performance with live piano music played by Kotaro Fukuma.  At that time, he did the 2nd half of his usual Chopin, in a black FaOI finale shirt. It was awesome. So this time, I was really excited that I would see the full performance with that beautiful white Chopin top. And wow…. he really took my breath away. Although I have watched him perform Chopin for 2 seasons already, it felt like a different Chopin. It was the same and yet it was different. More beautiful, more powerful, more flow, more speed, more precision…. it was already so perfect, how can it be even better, but it is!  (based on my ‘expert’ opinion.)   I am so thrilled that he is doing this for the new season! I LOVE Chopin!

After Chopin, he went backstage to dry his sweat and then came out again to do an encore of ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ (his SP for last season). It was funny to watch LGC performed in that sweet Chopin costume. So mismatched, haha.

For the finale, Yuzu came out in a glittery blue FaOI top with a cat ears-hair band on his head. He danced in the group number and even did a cartwheel on the ice!  And he waved happily to all of us. It was so good to see him enjoying himself. I am very glad he did not do any quad battles at the end. He just did a side lunge for the 1st show (with one under a set of hurdles, so amazing!), a hydroblade for the 2nd show, and a ‘muscle man’ pose with Plushenko at the last show. And when others are doing their jumps or special elements in the middle of the rink, he would skate from his original position to the space between his idol Plushenko and good buddy Nobu. And he was often talking to Plush. Ahhh… Yuzu, still the cute fan-boy after all these years. :)))

After the finale, when all the other skaters have left the rink, Yuzu took a mic and spoke to thank all of us. He said things like please take care of yourselves, take care as you go home, have a meal, have a good rest, who is staying on for tomorrow’s show? oh that’s quite a lot of you (laughs), thank you for your support, I really enjoyed myself, eh to, eh to, there is still so much that I want to say, but never mind, it is already very late, I should stop here, I really want to thank all of you for today……. And he would end by putting the mic down and shouting as loudly as he could with his own voice “Arigato gozaimashita!”

Listening to him speak was just wonderful…. I was touched by his concern for his fans and also half-laughing at some things he said. He wanted to talk more but he did not want to hold us back as it was already way past 10pm on that 1st night. That dear talkative boy. :) Oh Yuzu, your fans would listen to you all night, if only we could. But then we want you to rest too! You need a good rest and a good meal more than us!

In his speech for the 2nd day, he also thanked the people who made the ice rink.  He said the ice was very good to skate on and they all loved skating there. Yuzu and his grateful heart. :) 

On that 2nd day, I was seated at the other end, where the stage was.  (I took this pic as I was leaving.)  When he was speaking, he was standing on the left of the stage just outside the ice.  I had a very clear side view of him through my binoculars ( I was halfway up the stands).  His face was sweaty but dazzling with happiness as he spoke.  How I wish I was sitting this close!   

The shows for Saturday and Sunday were at 2 pm and 1pm respectively.

Most skaters performed the same programmes for all 3 shows in Niigata but a few skaters did a different one for one of the shows. Like Marin Honda, for the 2nd show, she performed in a very cute Japan Airlines air stewardess costume. Elladj Balde was the skater before Marin (he did a great Michael Jackson medley) and when he finished his performance, he skated to one end with his chair and just sat there. Marin skated out in her JAL costume, went to him and said in Japanese, “Sir, would you like some coffee or tea?” Haha, that was how she started and I really enjoyed her performance.  For the other 2 days, she did ‘Crime Tale’.   Javier also had a different one in the 2nd show;  instead of his new SP, it was a funny pirate one where he was a cleaner-boy daydreaming. Johnny Weir performed ‘Amazing Grace’ in the 2nd half for the 1st 2 days, then on the 3rd day, he did a song called ‘Creep’.  His performance was so heart-wrenching, I almost cried.  I can still feel the pain he expressed even now when I think back….. Johnny’s skating is really very special. No wonder he is one of the skaters that Yuzu has looked up to since junior days.

In the 3rd show, which was the last FaOI show for 2017, Yuzu had some surprises for us. 

After performing Chopin, he went backstage as usual, and the rink was dark. As with the previous 2 shows, we waited a while and then started to call his name. “Yuzu, Yuzu….” The MC said we have to shout his name louder because he can’t hear us. So we shouted “YUZU!” as loudly as we could, expecting him to appear for the LGC encore. Suddenly, the sounds of an electric guitar filled the air. There was a guitarist on stage and he was playing ‘Parisienne Walkways’!!!! We recognised it immediately and the fan beside me turned to me with eyes as big as saucers. She grabbed my hand and we started screaming and jumping about, mad with excitement! Yuzu then skated out to all our screams and did his legendary PW wearing his Chopin costume (he did the 2nd half of the usual PW programme). Oh wow!!! What a surprise! What a treat!!! Yuzu’s PW with live guitar!!! I felt like the luckiest fan in the world!!!

After that amazing encore, he went backstage and the finale started. The other skaters came out in turns to do the group number. When Yuzu came out again for his part in the finale, we all went hysterical again! Because he was wearing a yellow headband with Pooh ears!! Hahaha…… this guy really knows how to make his fans scream. He looked so adorable! It was wonderful to see him looking so happy and enjoying himself so much.
(Later, I saw a Japanese fan on twitter say the Pooh headbands were all sold out. But of course. The Yuzuru-effect. XD) 

(2 pics above are fans’ screenshots of a TV news segment on FaOI.)

Then at the very end of the show, when the other skaters have left the rink, he gave a very emotional speech and made me cry.  He said that last year he could not do anything (no ice shows at all due to injury), so now he is feeling very happy to be back doing this and he loves skating and he is feeling most blessed and he is the happiest person in the world. (*may not be the exact words but the meaning is such.)  And he thanked the organisers and other people and all of us.  It was not so much the words he said but the way he said them. There were so much emotions. His voice trembled a bit at the beginning. It sounded like he was tearing and was trying to control himself not to cry. As he spoke, his feelings were just gushing out…… he was just so utterly happy and grateful for everything!

Then he did the usual ending-shout;  he put down the mic, cupped his hands near his mouth and shouted “arigato-gozaimashita!”, and we all shouted back “arigato-gozaimashita!”  And then he bowed and waved and went in through the curtains.

Tears were running down my face. I continued to say softly, “Arigato, Yuzu-kun, arigato.”  Thank you, Yuzu, thank you.  My tears just kept flowing as I thought back.  After going through so much… so much….. he is finally where he is supposed to be…….   

Seeing Yuzu so happy and healthy is one of the best things in the world. 

I met Kay after the show and we talked about how special Yuzu is.  And how is it that he can make us fly thousands of miles to watch him perform just those few minutes and we feel it’s so worth our time, money and energy.  She would be flying home that night, and for me, my flight home was the next day.  As with all good things, it ended too quickly but our hearts were filled to overflowing.

I am very grateful to Kay for her help with tickets and for her fun company.  We met up every day and ate some very delicious food together.  On the 2nd day after the show, we walked around and found a little ramen shop to have dinner.  And again there was yuzu in it!!!  (See the little yellow strips on top of the soup?)  Kay also ordered a yuzu sparkling wine.  I had a sip and it was lovely!   Another meal with yuzu…. ahhh life is good. :) 

On the last night after the ice show, I shopped for stuff like P&G Bold clothes detergent, Lenor clothes deodoriser and softener, Ghana chocolate and Xylitol gum.  I was so happy to find all these things near my hotel, and after I lugged my heavy shopping back to my hotel room, I realised I had forgotten to buy rice! Niigata is famous for very good rice and I had wanted to buy a small bag of rice home. :((  I messaged Kay to lament and she replied, it’s ok, he is not the ambassador for rice.  Hahaha….. I love Yuzu-fans.  (I did manage to get a bag of rice before I left for the airport the next day. :) ) 

Yuzu-fans are really wonderful and generous.  And just like Yuzu, they surprise me all the time.  On the 2nd night, D-chan passed a package to me from a fan that I don’t even know.  Inside were some Japanese newspapers and advertisements with Yuzu, and also ‘Weekend Sendai’!!!  OMG I nearly fainted with happiness.  (Weekend Sendai is a free travel magazine given out in Japan many months back.  Yuzu is featured inside recommending food and places in Sendai. 1st pic below, left side.)   Gosh, how did she know it’s something I had been coveting for ages now???  I told D-chan to give her my utmost gratitude.  And thank you, D-chan, for being a good friend and messenger!  So glad I met you on this trip!    

Another fan gave me gorgeous photos of Yuzu that she had taken herself at competitions.  And she said, “Thank you for the good work that you do in the fan group.”  Aww….. I was so touched!   Thank you, CL!

I was so happy when I was packing my luggage on the last night in Niigata.  I had so many precious goodies in my bag!   Thank you, dear Yuzu-fans!!!  Hope to see you all again! 

Below are pics of my FaOI tee, towel and booklet that I bought on Day 1.

There is so much more that I want to say, but this is already so long, I should stop here now.  Dear Yuzu, thank you for everything!!!  May God bless you and your family.  Always supporting you and hope to see you again soon!   

Note: This is written one month after the event due to being too busy at work.  If any details of FaOI are incorrect, I am sorry for my bad memory. :P   

[Credit: photos are all mine except for the 2 screenshots of Yuzu with Pooh-ears from twitter and the Pooh pics from pinterest - thanks!]

All That Matters

Title: All That Matters

Summary: People always told you that loving someone can hurt just as much as it can heal. You never believed it. And then you met Dean Winchester…

Author: deanssweetheart23

Characters: Dean Winchester x reader, Haley (OFC, briefly), John Winchester, Sam Winchester (mentioned), Bobby Singer (briefly)

Word count: 5621 (I know, I know. But I hope it’s worth it…)

Warnings: Fluff. Angst. Very light smut. Some language. Mentions of abduction, blood, tortures and death (nothing graphic). 

Author’s Notes: This is my submission for @frickfracklesackles 1000 follower celebration challenge. Natalie, congratulations on your incredible milestone and thank you for letting me participate and for being so patient with me, I had a great time planning this fic.

Special thank you to my amazing twin @ravengirl94 for helping me figure out plenty of things about this.

Now about the story: My trope was “feisty strangers to lovers”. The storyline starts two years before season 1 (when Dean is 24 years old and the reader 22) and it follows the timeline of the show through flashbacks that are included in italics. The entire fic is loosely based on Ed Sheeran’s Photograph (I am so in love with this song tbh)

I hope you all enjoy this just as much as I enjoyed writing it <3

Countless photo albums were scattered around the floor, old photographs thrown here and there, creased and torn and faded. Empty whiskey bottles littered the corners of the dark room and fast-food wrappers stained the carpet but you didn’t care. Nobody minded.

Dean would have minded.

There it was again, that annoying little voice in the back of your mind that wouldn’t shut up. You could hear it every time you drank a little too much, every time you got a little too reckless, every time a guy tried to flirt with you, not knowing that it was pointless because your heart belonged to someone else already.

Dean. Dean. Dean.

Most of the times you were able to shake it off, tune the voice out, and reach for another bottle of Jack Daniels but today that was physically impossible. The hunt had drained all the energy you had left and the memories of Dean were far too many and far too painful to just go away.

And, besides, the little voice was right.

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