What she means:
It would be great if Rick Riordan would confirm Percy as bisexual, but he was made to be the typically White, Straight, Male protagonist, and Rick never intended for him to be anything other than this. As much as I like the idea of bi!Percy and think that it's a really good fandom idea, I feel like we need to stop giving Rick credit for representation he hasn't given us, especially when ignoring the representation he has given us (like Nico being gay). Rick learned from his mistakes and has added more diversity to his books than I've ever really seen before, but we should recognise that it is a fandom idea and not actually canon, because if we give credit for representation when it isn't actually there we give authors an excuse for not adding in lgbt characters (because they can just say on twitter or in an interview that they are gay and not actually write it in the books).
What's the huge thing about Victor in episode 8? TELL US, PLEASEEEE
lksjaklsj okAY SO,,,anon is talking about this post i made abt a day ago
and i’m lauhguhingh cuz i said specifically ‘victuri-related’ but ur like,,,,what’s the huge thing about vIcToR and i feel personally called out by that, actually alskjaklsajaskl but you’re not wrong either. what i noticed happens to be very much about victor’s PoV, which in turn reflects heavily on his relationship with yuri at that point. so lesgo???? [starts playing celine dion]
so in ep. 8 yuri is the 3rd skater to perform. there’s the skate kees at the kees&cry, then he and my som are off to interviews&stuff:
[zooms in on vivic’s proud heart-eyes] mmmNOICE
moving on,,,yurio is next on the ice. there’s some teen angst going on,,,,i make a sandwich cuz i don’t care that much,,,then it’s jeans jack’s turn,,,,wrow he got some ego issues there,,,i monch on my sammich,,,,,,,,then THIS:
as you can see, Gay #1 and Gay #2 are watching the performance together.
cut to more scenes of jeans on the ice,,,i dissociate,,,,,,,the performance fiNaLLy ends, there’s applause, then this:
now this part is important because you gotta wonder why yuri’s all “huh?” here. one could say that’s his reaction to the applause jeans is getting, but i don’t think that’s the case. there were lots of pressure on his back at times he did get affected by his competitors’ standings, but on this night, he’d already given a perfect performance, made his coach proud in his home country, got hugged and praised by said coach… it was just an overall chill, gay night okay. plus, this shot is weird. notice how victor is nowhere to be seen? he should be by yuri’s right side, but the shot looks purposefully cropped there. why would they choose to cut victor out and put some random guy behind yuri instead? seems to me there’s intention in making yuri appear alone.
now the most important question, and the crux of this whole thing arises: when you’re responsible for the care of a dog and something happens, who do you call first? who do you think has a right to know what’s going on first, the dog’s owner, or your brother? yeah.
so i think yuri, who’d been intently watching the tv, didn’t notice when victor got a phone call from japan. victor, polite as ever, walks away to answer. yuri only realizes he’s gone after the performance ends.
next time we see yuri, he already has mari on the phone. she tells him what happened, and he’s pretty much in shock:
some more jeans jack,,,i roll my eyes so hard i see my childhood,,,,,,then…
look at victor’s face. yuri hasn’t even acknowledged him yet, andhe looks petrified. he probably zoned the fuck out once he got off the phone, then just zombie-walked until he found yuri, the only face he can recognize right now. the only thing attaching him to reality.
yuri doesn’t even bother explaining the situation, because as soon as he looks at his face, he knows victor knows.
now the most important screencap of this Entire Thread actually scratch that, imma make a gif cuz this Warrants it,,,,,just a sec [elevator music]
now,,,,,,the most important gif of this Entire Thread:
victor. is. shookt.
we always discuss how much trust yuri has for victor, how he perceives their relationship & his insecurities about it, but what about victor’s? don’t you think this softé, gentlé boy who’s been so starved of real connections and affection for decades isn’t uncertain either? that he’s not scared? that he doesn’t ask himself how exactly yuri feels about him - whether he’d still want him around if they weren’t coach/student? for all victor knows at this point, yuri just up and left after the banquet. no calls, no postcards, no nothing. then there was the video, and his first weeks in japan, and yuri unknowingly acting like nothing had happened, which sent him all kinds of mixed signals. they got closer, and closer, then china happened.
this, right here, is probably the most delicate stage of their relationship - the moment they’re working out exactly what this is and where they stand with each other and where do they go from here, and i’m pretty sure victor has been terrified. he’s been terrified because it’s real now, the kiss made it real, he actually has this and he doesn’t want to lose it. yuri is literally victor’s safe haven - the first person he feels deeply connected to, the guy he quite literally wants to spend the rest of his life with, and he’s desperate to know if yuri wants the same, if what he feels for victor goes way beyond professional admiration and gratitude.
and this, right here, confirms it.
the guy who puts their professional relationship and the fucking grand prix series aside and tells victor to haul ass to japan to be with his sick dog isn’t so much victor’s student as he’s victor’s boyfriend. he’s the guy who loves victor regardless of what victor can do for him and his career. and now, more than ever, victor knows that.
I've gotta say something, because I don't think I've made it clear. I'm in love with you. Powerfully, painfully in love. The things you do, the way you think, the way you move... I get excited every time I'm about to see you. You make me feel like I've never felt before in my life; like a man.
you guys know that it’s… not mai’s job to be zuko’s therapist, right. like. zuko has been the victim of horrific physical and mental abuse since birth— that’s not the kind of thing the love of a good woman can cure— and thanks to the abuse SHE’S faced (not that it’s ever acknowledged by this sector of the fandom) she’s uncomfortable with overt displays of emotion. she tries to make him feel better by cracking jokes that are meant as jokes, not cruel trivializations of his trauma that again, she is absolutely 100% not on the hook for fixing.
also since everyone else is commenting on nct’s style of music.
i actually really love it. sure sometimes it’s messy and i’ve had to listen to some songs a couple times before i really get into them, but i also feel like that’s part of the charm of it all? Like, it’s very different and quite mix and match, but there’s something about the way the members perform it that makes it work. the boys pull it off all so well, and even though the songs are very different, they all have that nct feel, and i love that they’re not being very safe with the style of music. it might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but i personally love that they’re doing something so different, and tbh it makes it a bit more exciting.
Shiro: Dog person. Big friendly dogs are the best but there is no such thing as a bad dog. Bury him alive in puppies.
Lance: Dogs and cats are equally good, he will probably say he is more of a cat person because he doesn’t want to make Blue think she’s not his favorite.
Pidge: Dog person, full stop. Cats aren’t bad she’s just allergic to them.
Hunk: Will obstinately talk about lizards every time people bring up dogs vs. cats because he thinks reptiles need more love. Turtles and tortoises are his favorites.
Keith: complete cat person. No social interaction can drag him away from cats. I also feel like he is actually very good at getting along with cats. Has possibly never been scratched in his life, like a very selective Disney Princess.
Allura: Very confused by this whole thing, has to be introduced to Earth animals and the entire concept of dog people and cat people. She probably decides on “dog person” out of those options because she finds out about borzoi and they’re the most beautiful things she’s ever seen. In practice, though, she loves birds. Cockatoos and the big macaws especially.
Coran: See Allura, I have no idea how or why he would find out what they are but I feel like he would adamantly decide on horses as his favorite animal and refuse to choose anything about cats or dogs.
Sometimes I randomly start thinking about students in Sunnydale noticing Faith hanging around, I mean it doesn’t seem like a stretch to me, the High School doesn’t seem that big (possibly due to the high number of fatalities…) and Faith isn’t easy to miss. I always imagine some conversation like,
“Is she new here? She’s pretty much always around, but I don’t know anyone who has any classes with her.”
“No, I thought so too at first, but I think she’s just Buffy’s girlfriend.”
“Buffy? Oh, you mean that blonde who’s never around except when like freaky stuff is happening and spends all her time with that British guy, the librarian? I thought her name was Bunny. Wow, learning all kinds of new things today, I didn’t know she had a girlfriend.”
“Yeah, I heard they’re always going on moonlit walks and stuff, and Buffy came out or whatever at her party remember, her mom threw a fit about it, y’know, and Buffy was all ‘this is who I am,’ and then those guys attacked.”
“Man that was weird, do you think those dudes were like a gang? I heard she was in a gang.”
“Could be, maybe ms. leather pants is in it, that’s how they met, haha?”
Sick of these dusty old men asking me to get ‘drinks’ if I wanted to get fuckinng drinks I would just go out with some cute younger boy, and not get publicly humiliated/slobbered on at a bar by somebody’s grandpa😩😩😩😩😩 u better be feeding me bitch