I have seen quite a few people disparaging the “lengthened necks” in Welcome to the Ballroom PVs. However, in my opinion as an amateur ballroom dancer, these necks are spot-on.
While Shizuku’s and Kyoharu’s necks here might look a bit jarring for many people, I still think they are very laudable attempts to capture dancesport’s posture in animation.
In dancesport, the spine needs to be stretched and the neck elongated without being broken (i.e. all sides of the neck are lengthened; Kyoharu’s neck is a beautiful example here).
This gives professional dancers that strong but beautiful and elegant upper carriage, especially in Standard dances, which is what Kyoharu’s practicing here.
Now @tataraswaltz has done an experiment in which they shortened Kyoharu’s neck:
In this edit, Kyoharu’s neck is of a normal length. However, it has lost the intentionalstretching and lengthening effect that dancers strive for.
In my opinion, the original, while too exaggerated for many people’s liking, has managed to convey that effect.
Here’s a screencap of Mirko Gozzoli and Edita Daniute dancing the Tango:
We can clearly see Gozzoli stretching his neck.
And here is Daniute elongating hers:
Therefore, I have no problems with Welcome to the Ballroom’s extra long necks whatsoever.
I also think that the jarring effect in Kyoharu’s screenshot above is caused not by his neck, but by the framing.
By focusing on only Kyoharu’s head here, the animators have cut his neck off his spine and shoulders. This type of headshot works in normal situations, because we are used to normal postures. We don’t need to see the entire upper body to know where our shoulders are with respect to our neck, how our spine is straightened or slumped in everyday postures.
But dance postures are different and not something everyone has seen or assumed regularly.
It’s therefore harder for us to instinctively imagine how the shoulders are positioned or how the spine is elongated when a dancer stretches their neck upwards. Presenting any of these elements on their own would be confusing, as our mind might not be able to conjure up the whole dance postures immediately.
If we cut Daniute’s neck off her body in the above picture, it would be as weird-looking as Kyoharu’s neck.
But when we can see their entire upper bodies, their necks are no longer so weird.
This is a much better view of Kyoharu’s posture. We can see how his lengthened neck is connected to the rest of his upper body, creating beautiful lines. In this case, we no longer register Kyoharu’s lengthened neck as ludicrously odd.
So far, Welcome to the Ballroom PVs have impressed me with their dance postures animation.
soooo this is the first fic I’ve written in a while and the first one ever that I’ve decided to publish online haha it was also supposed to be a short one-shot but I got carried away and ended up with like 5K words of pure fucking smut. like beginning to end, this is all smut. so I’m splitting it up into two parts.
this is based off an actual dream I had about Tom a couple nights ago where we were staying in a hotel and someone was trying to flirt w me or some shit and I was texting Tom about how annoyed I was, and the most vivid part of the dream that I remember is a text from him that said “Come let daddy make you feel good” (A+ subconscious over here - Tom with a daddy kink). so this is loosely based off that dream, hope y’all enjoy 💖
“Come on baby, don’t be that way,” the older man’s voice gruffed.
“I said fuck off,” she spat. She rolled her eyes and took another sip of her drink as the older man next to her at the bar mumbled unintelligible curses and slipped away to bother someone else. She’d never had any issue fending for herself when it came to lonely, horny men in bars, but she had already been stressed from work and random strangers coming onto her wasn’t easing her irritation.
Her phone buzzed on the bar and she glanced down to see a text from her boyfriend Tom pop up on the screen. He had come back home to her from filming, but for only a few days before he was being whisked away to some other foreign location. For the meantime, they were holed up in a Four Seasons in Midtown Manhattan, all paid for by the company that had hired him. Normally she’d protest and demand he come home to her apartment – given she lived in New York and her place wouldn’t be a far drive – but she’d finally be spending a weekend with her boyfriend with no distractions, and she couldn’t complain.
Is that man still bothering you? Do I need to come downstairs and give him a piece of my mind love? x
She chuckled to herself as she read her boyfriend’s message. Despite the stranger at the bar being a good two feet taller than Tom, he would barge downstairs and willingly take him on himself for her.
I’m alright, he’s gone somewhere to sulk. But he’s ruined my attempts at easing this headache. 😡
She hit “send” and took another swig of her drink. Tom was already upstairs in their suite, after his flight in he’d crashed in bed without second thought, so she decided to let him rest awhile and went to the bar downstairs to try and ease her headache. Her phone buzzed again with another message from Tom almost immediately after her previous message had delivered.
That’s a shame, I was looking forward to showing him what happens when someone messes with my girl.
Warmth spread inside her as she read the last two words and looked down to hide her grin. She adored Tom with every fiber of her being, and all the ways he showed her how much he adored her as well. Before she could type up a response, her phone buzzed again and another message from Tom popped up.
Forget the bar and come upstairs, darling. Come let daddy make you feel good.
She bit her lip and clenched her thighs closer together. This was going to be another one of those nights. She’d always harbored an interest in the whole “daddy kink”, in secret of course, since most of her friends always expressed their being grossed out by it. She was even more excited when she began to learn about her boyfriend’s hidden desires and discovered this was one of them. Although she found that he only pulled the daddy card on nights where he was feeling needier than usual, craving not only her touch but seeing her submit to him.
Nights like tonight.
Downing the rest of her drink, she spun around and hopped off the barstool to make her way to the elevator, the warmth already growing in her core. As she exited the elevator on their floor and rounded the corner, she saw him standing at the end of the hallway – was he that impatient that he was coming downstairs to retrieve her himself? He smiled warmly at her and extended a hand to her as she approached him. Taking her hand, he pulled her into an embrace, gently lifting her off the floor and spinning her in a circle once before setting her back down.
“Have I been gone that long?” she grinned, wrapping her arms around his neck.
“Much too long, m’love,” he whispered just audible enough for her to hear. His eyes bore into hers, and she could see a flicker of something dark in them. Winding an arm around her waist, he pulled her close and lead her down the hall to their room.
The moment the door was locked she felt his hand on her arm pulling her back and pushing her against the door, Tom’s face centimeters from hers. Before she could utter a word his mouth was on her, kissing and licking at her neck while his hands raked up and down her body.
“Are you going to be a good girl for daddy tonight?” his voice rasped in her ear.
“Uh huh,” she whimpered as she felt his hand move between her thighs. He slipped his hand down the front of her panties, sliding a finger over her clit.
“Fuck darling,” he groaned. “You’re soaking wet. Is this all for me?”
Her head fell back against the door as she moaned in response. He quickly removed his hand and gently grabbed her chin, tilting her head back down to look in her eyes.
“Answer me when I ask you a question,” he said sternly, making her knees go weak. She loved when he took control in the bedroom.
“Y-Yes,” she whispered, her breathing becoming heavier in her eagerness.
“Good girl,” he pressed a kiss to her lips. “Now, arms above your head, and don’t you dare move them.”
She immediately obeyed, holding her hands together as far above her as her arms would allow. Tom returned to the spot in between her thighs, tapping her foot with his so that she would spread her legs farther apart for him. He slid his hand back down the front of her panties, this time lingering on her clit. He slid his middle finger back and forth over the sensitive bud of nerves, and her hips bucked in response. He held her down against the door with his free hand as he began rubbing her clit. Her hands balled into fists as she let out a loud moan that she was sure the other residents nearby could hear. He slipped a finger inside of her and she felt herself getting weaker, her hands sliding down to the top of her head. Without missing a beat, she felt Tom’s free hand grab her jaw, as the hand between her legs froze.
“What did I say about those hands?” he growled in her ear, to which she whimpered in response, returning her hands to the spot above her head. He began mercilessly rubbing her clit with his thumb as he pumped a finger in and out of her, making her squirm against the door.
“Tom… I’m gonna…” she breathed, feeling her muscles beginning to clench around his finger.
“Don’t you dare come without my permission,” he ordered, slipping a second finger inside of her. “I will punish you.”
But that’s exactly what she wanted, she loved the way his demeanor changed when she disobeyed him. And she loved the way he bent her over his knee and spanked her until her ass was cherry red. Gazing up at him through her lashes, her mouth dropped open as she let her orgasm wash over her. He continued to work her pussy as she rode out the rest of her orgasm, leaving her panting against the door. Before she could come down from her high, his hands were on her wrists as he pressed himself against her, his hardness poking against her leg.
“You dirty, filthy little girl,” he grumbled before pulling her towards the bed. He sat down on the edge of the bed as she stood in front of him, knowing very well what was coming next and she could feel herself becoming hot and bothered all over again at the thought of it.
“Strip,” he ordered. She immediately kicked off her heels, reaching back to unzip her dress and sliding it off. His eyes moved up and down her body as he removed his jacket, rolling up the sleeves of his gray sweater. After tossing her bra and panties into a pile of discarded clothing she stepped closer to him and he grabbed her wrist, pulling her down over his lap. She instinctively pushed her ass farther in the air, presenting herself to him as she bit her lip, waiting for his hand.
“Do you know what you’re being punished for, little girl?” He asked, sliding one hand up her back, gripping her shoulder and holding her down. When he heard no response from her, he brought his hand down on her ass. Letting out a small yelp, she grabbed handfuls of the comforter.
“I said, do you know what you’re being punished for,” he repeated, positioning his hand over her again, waiting for an answer.
“F-For coming without permission…” she mumbled into the comforter.
He brought his hand down on her ass again, harder this time, eliciting a louder cry from her.
“What was that, little girl?”
“For coming without permission,” she repeated, lifting her head off the bed. Her response was met with another hard slap on her ass and she threw her head back into the comforter to muffle her cries. His hand moved from her shoulder, taking a handful of her hair and pulling her head back.
“I don’t think so sweetheart,” he chided. “You’re going to let everyone in this damn building hear those pretty cries, so they all know what happens to my little girl when she disobeys me.”
She gripped the bed covers tighter as he brought his hand down on her ass again, and again. Each time pulling loud cries from her and she hoped for his sake no one knew he was staying at this hotel. She’d hate for their little bedroom adventures to earn him never ending embarrassment from friends and family, not to mention his fans online if anyone heard about what was going on in their room.
Looking down at her ass, which was now a bright red, he promptly pulled her upright into a sitting position on his lap. She flinched as she was forced to sit down on her now-sore bottom, and he took her face in his hands.
“Are you going to be a good little girl now?” He asked, his lips ghosting over hers.
“Yes daddy,” she answered. She felt his cock twitch through his pants underneath her at her response. He pulled her in hungrily, prying his way into her mouth and gently taking a fistful of her hair, cautious of her possibly-sore scalp after tugging her hair earlier. Her hands eagerly moved down his torso to the hem of his sweater, tugging it up and over his head. She began moving off his lap to her knees in front of him, unbuttoning his pants to free his cock.
“Are you going to suck me off, sweet girl?” He cocked his head to the side as he gazed down at her. God, he loved seeing her like this.
“Yes daddy,” she replied again, more innocently this time. She bit her lip to hide her grin as his cock twitched in her hand at the sound of her answer. She could almost laugh at how worked up that word got him.
Wasting no time, she took all of his length in her mouth, receiving a throaty groan from him. Staring up at him, she held eye contact as she began bobbing her head up and down over his cock, running her tongue along the underside of him.
“Fuck baby girl, you feel amazing,” he moaned, resting on his forearms to watch her. She slowly pulled away from him, releasing his cock with a loud pop before licking his slit ever so gently. After minutes of sucking and teasing, she could feel his hips starting to buck underneath her.
“Can daddy fuck your mouth little girl?” he asked between breaths. She could see his chest rising and falling and she knew he was close. She pulled away from him once more before nodding. She scooted away, sitting back on her heels. He pulled himself off the bed, dropping his trousers and kicking them off.
“Such a good little girl you are,” he praised, stroking her cheek before running both his hands through her hair, gently taking ahold of her as she took him back into her mouth and allowed him to begin bucking his hips into her mouth.
The room was silent, save for the sounds of her gagging on his cock and his groans as he thrusted harder into her mouth. She could feel him dripping down her throat and knew he was close, and began swirling her tongue around his tip.
“F-Fuck baby girl, m’not gonna last much longer,” he moaned, his words slurring together as he edged closer to his climax. She felt his cock twitch in her mouth once more and began bobbing her head in rhythm with his thrusts and felt him spill down her throat. His hips slowed to a halt as she continued sucking him off through his orgasm, swallowing down every drop of him.
Pulling her to her feet, he wiped off the mixture of himself and her saliva off her chin and peppered small kisses on her cheeks and lips.
“Such a good girl, so good to me,” he wrapped his arms around her, rubbing small circles on her back. “Now, why don’t you get on the bed and let daddy make you feel good again.”
also i will forever love the fact that if u look at a cheetah ur gonna be like eh but if u COMPARE it to any other feline species they just look horribly disproportionate. its like someone drew a cat thinking of a long dog
Got7 reaction when their girlfriends misses them when on tour
Thank you so much for the request I hope you like it <3
Omg I’m so sorry I’ve been away for so long I have been up to my neck in coursework and just haven’t had time to myself and I really haven’t had motivation or inspiration to write anything so if you have sent in a request or are going to just know I will do them …. eventually but they will be done even if it kills me XD but thank you all for staying this long and hello to my new followers I love you <3
JB: *He’d smile at the texts you send him that say you miss him and his heart will slightly flutter as he knows that he’s still on your mind even if he is far away, he’d try to make you feel as happy as possible when he’s not there and just make you look forward to the day he comes home*
Yugyeom; *He’d feel so bad that you were upset over him not being there and would do his best to make you feel happy again whether it be a really long, sweet message, a funny selfie or a funny story of a prank he pulled or something that happened on tour, as long as it put a smile on your face he’d be happy*
Youngjae: *This little bean would be so sweet and would hate to see you sad over that fact that you missed him and so would send really sweet messages to help cheer you up and maybe a couple of photos of him and Coco just to add a little bit more fluff into your day*
Jinyoung: *When he had enough time he’d sit on his phone drafting out a really long paragraph to send to you telling you that you were his world, he hated sleeping in a bed that didn’t have you in it next to him and that you held his heart in your hands and that he was going to travel miles just to get back to you, however, if he didn’t have this time he’d most likely send you really cute pictures to help cheer you up*
Bambam: *Derpy selfies. He’d always brighten your mood with a derpy selfie when you tell him that you miss him, he’d also be quite sweet as another tactic to cheer you up but if worst comes to worst and none of his previous ideas helped he’d happily send you a video of him and Yugyeom pranking their hyungs*
Jackson: *Like Bambam he’d be the type to sense that you missed him and so would randomly send you silly pictures of himself and the other members telling you that he missed you too and he won’t be long until he’s back next to you*
Mark: *He’d do his best to face time you as much as possible just so you can see his face and not miss him as much, but when he doesn’t get the time to do so he would simply send you a sweet text telling you that you mean the world to him and that he’ll be home soon*
genre: fluff (i tried to make it fluffy) and comedy (maybe??)
synopsis: wanna one when their crush tend their small wound with cute band-aids w/animal patterns
Consistently tells you to not worry about his wounds and that he’d be okay
Wouldn’t want their crush to stress over his tiny scratches
“NO! You’re skin is too beautiful to be ruined with such tiny marks!”
Would laugh and become flustered but thankful
“Ok, but why do you have frog patterned bandages?!”
“Oh, because they remind me of you. You know that twirling rainbow frog head? Yeah, looks like you.”
Offended, “Y/N!” but he secretly agrees with you too
Would act cool and disregard it yk cliche act cool in front of your crush scenario
“What? I fell? When? Are you seeing things?”
Would ask if you were okay
Wouldn’t be able to refrain himself from being embarrassed
To prevent that, he’d talk about your band-aids
“They remind me of you ((:”
Aaaaand he’d blush
He’d just continue to smile and laugh after falling in front of him
Knows how to take care of himself but pretends not to so you can do it
When you messily put on the band-aid, his eye would twitch because it’s not straight?? my ocd problems
Smiles at you sweetly for caring about him, his heart is actually beating a mile a minute
“Wait, Y/N. Why do your band-aids have seahorses on them?” seahorses come to my head when i think of minhyun??? what-
“They were on saLE okay??”
“That’s so cute, you’re cute.”
:0000 -insert fluttering stomachs and tomato faced Minhyun and you-
Just like Sungwoon, he’d be mister cool guy
“Fall who? I’ve never heard of them, unless you mean the season Fall.”
When he sees you worrying he’d show you his ear trick
Cough he has a big ego cough
“Oh? What’s this? Bunnies?”
“Yes, bunnies. Problem?”
Nope, I’m just wondering why my crush has bunny patterned band-aids, is it cause I look like a bunny? Do you like me?” smirk smirk
He’d laugh even after he falls and ruins his skin
He wouldn’t let his crush disinfect his wounds because he hates it cough he hates cleaning cough he would cry and beg for them to just leave his wound alone, but their stubborn side shows up and tells him to be quiet
“Be quiet and let me put a bandaid on your wound,” ripping off the coverings, they put on the bandaid for him. He looks at the design and judges them;
“Why do you have elephant patterned band-aids?”
“Because they remind me of you, duh. Do they not remind you of yourself?”
“Your ego is as big as an elephant, that’s why.”
He’d blush and be so flustered
He’d smile at them endearingly and giggle at how cute they look when they concentrate
“I’m okay, Y/N. It’s just little scratches, don’t worry,” and he smiles his bunny toothed smile that always makes their crush’s stomach feel weird and funny.
He actually finds their choice of bandages cute and he can’t help but like them even more, but he doesn’t show it;
“Puppy patterned bandages? Really Y/N? HAHAHA.”
“Says the one with cat patterned ones.”
He’d blush and be so embarrassed that he fell in front of his crush
He would tell you it doesn’t hurt and he’s a man now so little wounds like those wouldn’t hurt him watch it get infected jihoon
Would do aegyo for you to stop fussing over him
Then he’d be embarrassed
“Hey Y/N, why do you have panda patterned band-aids?”
“Because pandas are cute and so are you.”
“whAT? I’m not cute, I’m mANLY and SEXY.” sure you are jihoon, sure you are.
He would be that guy who would just awkwardly trip out of nowhere when his crush passes by
And then he’d fall on his face
He wouldn’t know what to do, what to stare at, or what to say when you make him sit down so you can help him put on a bandaid
OMGOMGOMG SHE’S TALKING TO ME, SHE’S HELPING ME PUT ON A BANDAID. SHE HAS PENGUINS ON HER BAND-AIDS WHAT, I LOVE PENGUINS.
He’d mumble, “Hey, I like penguins too.”
“What? Sorry, can you repeat that?”
“I-I, I like you-
wait I mean, ILIKEPENGUINSTOOAFJDK”
Then you’d giggle and smile, “I like you too Woojin.”
One day, he was very happily chatting with you but ends up falling when some guy riding on his skateboard crashed into him
You paid the skateboard guy no mind and focused on your crush best friend
“OMG JINYOUNG ARE YOU IN PAIN? DO YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION MY PRECIOUS BABY??” -cue Jinyoung’s heart pounding against his chest-
“WAIT let me help you put on a bandaid.”
“Y/N? Are those giraffes? And did you say ‘my precious baby’?”
“YES! Don’t they look like you? You both have long necks! And yes, yes I did! You’re my precious baby.”
Insert a very flustered, but happy, Jinyoung ‘And you’re my sweet baby angel.’
“Y/N!!!! GUESS WHAT?!? I WANT TO ADOPT OTTERS!” he’s very obsessed with otters
He was busy running excitedly towards you that he didn’t look at where he was going. And so, he trips over tree root that was sticking up
Falling on his face he’d get sulky, since he wanted to look cool in front of you instead of looking like a clumsy child
“I wanted to look coordinated in your eyes )):”
“Awww, Daehwi, you’re so cute -blushing Daehwi has arrived- don’t worry, I HAVE OTTER BAND-AIDS!”
“:000 OMG Y/N I LOVE YOU and not in a friend way -silence…and then Daehwi stuttering- I-I m-mean-”
Giggling you say, “I love you too Daehwi..and not in a friend way either.”
“Y/N! Let’s go eat fried chicken!”
“Y/N! I’m hungry! I want to eat chickennn~” obsessed with chickens like daehwi with otters
You keep wondering why you had a humongous crush on a guy who is obsessed with chicken
Oh that’s right, he’s the only one who can make my heart pound.
He trips on his shoelaces while playing basketball and hurts his knees
As you put a chicken (the animal, not food) patterned band-aid on his knee,
“Y/N!?!!! IS THAT A CHICKEN? OMG YOU GOT ME A CHICKEN I LIKE YOU SO MUCH AHHHHH,
OH which reminds me, LET’S GO EAT FRIED CHICKEN!!”
Grabs your hand and runs at full speed so you can’t see his burning face from his sudden confession and he can blame his run for his racing heart , but what he didn’t know was that your face was burning and your heart was racing too.
unedited as always!
i started having too much fun with this and went off track of the requester’s request…
and i also messed up the first time as i did it in the reader’s perspective where wanna one gives them a band-aid instead of vice versa OTL so i had to rEDO that;;;
god forgive me but i was talkin to sarah about how corny the phrase ‘eyes as violet as amethyst’ is and i immediately thought
Hi my name is Lord Arum Who Rules The Swamp of Titan’s Blooms and I have a long purple neck frill (im literally a lizard) that reaches my mid-back and eyes as violet as amethyst and a lot of people tell me I look like a velociraptor (AN: if u don’t know who she is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Randall from Monsters Inc but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a lizard but i have four arms and possibly two you-know-whats. I have purple scales and I wear mostly purple. I love the jungle and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a purple robe with matching embroidery around it and a purple cloak, a crown made of vines and flowers and my favorite knives. I was walking outside the Second Citadel. It was dark and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of knights stared at me. I put up all four of my middle fingers at them