i have no comment on the matter

okay can I just quickly say, the austrian commentator saw the replay of Kamils landing and when Kamil touched the snow he immediately said “no, no, i did not see that, he didn’t touch the snow” like he has so much respect for Kamil and is so happy for him that he’s legit rooting for Kamil to get the hill record, even tho he technically touched the snow

and that just makes me SO HAPPY
like if Kamils jump didn’t count, Krafti would have the hill record, but that doesn’t even matter to our commentator because he just has SUCH A HUGE RESPECT for Kamil and his jump

basically, I LOVE THE ORF COMMENTATORS, SO MUCH, they’re always so supportive to each and every athlete ❤

Dafidus: “Dueling is not the most important thing in Domino”

Prime minister candidate Walter Dafidus has made a huge mistake when he shared this thoughts about card games in a press conference. The controversial statement caused many of his party’s followers to change their minds about the election, as shown on his official Facebook page, which was quickly filled with angry comments. As an addition, Dafidus’ biggest patron, energy company SolarCity has announced they’d stop funding the campaign.

“We cannot support a candidate who has such problematic views. We believe everybody has the right to decide important matters with Duel Monsters. Some choose not to play card games, and that’s fine. However, discrimination against duelists cannot be tolerated.” said a representative of the company.

“I’m not saying we should not support duelists. All I’m saying is, maybe card games don’t have a place in the parlament. It’s a place of serious discussion about matters that affect the whole country. The question of passing bills should not depend on an outcome of a game, but on rational, intelligent debate” Dafidus said.

anonymous asked:

As an Omelia fan, just trying to be objective here, I'm going to have to side with the Amelia bashers on this one. Sorry, but you guys are too pro-Amelia, no matter what, for me.

Hi, anon, I don’t know where you got that we are “too pro-Amelia”, but our blog is trying to be impartial here. We’re not Team Amelia or Team Owen, we’re Team Omelia ;)

But, we’d love to hear what you guys think! What do you think it’s gonna happen? Who do you think is in the wrong here? Comment with us!

Day 7 of Adrinette Month: Patrol

No, you didn’t miss Days 1-6. I just haven’t done them yet. Doesn’t matter how I do it, just so long as I get this month done :)

Bonus DJWifi as a nod to the awesome cosplayers I’ve met at Newcon and RCCC. Please drop your name in the comment so I know who you are, you lovely humans!

Actually, he was yet again motivated by the desire to have Victor and prove himself worthy of that.

Sure it does sound initially like this is simply about an injury to Yuri’s pride…and it is, but when it comes to Victor. Afterall…

If he loses, it might be the last chance to have Victor as his coach. As such no one in the world might want him to win.

If this were about people thinking he was capable, it wouldn’t be a matter of them not wanting him to win, but not thinking he could. Also, those lines make it clear this is about, as usual, Victor being his.

Now, to elaborate much more:

First of all, this isn’t the first time Yuri has acted more self assured (and Victor commenting on it) due to backlash for having Victor. The other time is in ep06, which I’ve explained before. But i’ll recap the main points:

In ep06, fans and skaters alike go to Victor and Yuri saying similar lines of “hey, drop Yuri”, which prompts Yuri to become possessive (which isn’t a negative thing like I’ve seen some people believe) and tell Victor:

And, during his performance, he makes it clear this is all about showing the world only he knows Victor’s love and he is worthy of it:

So let’s now go back to ep08:

Skaters again try to get Victor to leave Yuri and go back to skating:

And fans are all over Victor, even taking away his attention from Yuri just before Yuri’s performance.

In episode 06 Yuri told Victor to only look at him, yet here he is, focusing elsewhere and the audience clearly wanting Victor back as a skater (aka: no longer Yuri’s coach)

To which Yuri replies by, as explained elsewhere, reeling him in and pointing out his performance had already begun. His performance, remember, is about seducing Victor.

If there was any doubt that this was about seduction…Yuri is immediately embarrassed by it, but thinking it was necessary because his standing with Victor was being ‘threatened’ so he had to give a show to remind others and himself he had nothing to fear.

And then, like episode 06, he proved he was worthy of where he stood with Victor by doing really well.

In fact…

Of all the places for Victor to kiss, kissing Yuri’s skates was likely his saying how much it was working

Slytherin + Hufflepuff friendship would include...

  • both being very protective of their friend in different ways
  • “Do not touch my friend if you ever want to see the light of day again.”
  • sneaking the other one into the dorm at night to have a sleepover
  • “You shouldn’t do that.”
  • the hufflepuff always baking / cooking for the slytherin and bringing it over, the slytherin shutting anyone down who dares to try and make a comment about it
  • sitting together in silence without getting bored
  • wearing each others scarves
  • the hufflepuff standing up for their slytherin friend, no matter how many rude comments they get from other houses
  • “I made you a knitter.” - “Please tell me you’re joking.” - “No, but you don’t have to wear it if you don’t want to.” - “Give it to me.”
  • the slytherin dragging their friend outside because they stayed up in their room for days, snuggled up into layers of blankets
  • the slytherin having to hold back the hufflepuff because once they get mad they’re scary as hell
  • “Do you want me to beat them up?” - “…” - “Is that a no?” - “Maybe just a little.”
  • the hufflepuff introducing the slytherin to all their other friends, so they can all hang out together
  • staying up late together and starting to talk about weird shit
  • “Do you want me to talk to him for you?” - “NOOO!”
  • endlessly loyal to each other
  • the hufflepuff always laughing at the slytherins sarcastic retorts
  • knowing all the family members and embarrassing family stories of the other one and having met them all at least once
  • the hufflepuff always singing along to horrible songs and the slytherin just silently putting up with it

Yo I’d like to bring some shit up cause I’ve seen some posts about it. Shipping Ryan and Meg is (or at least can be) different from gross jokes about them.

I personally have hard times reading non au’s for this fandom b/c I need that separation from their real life or it gets a bit too creepy for me. But usually even not including irl spouses (whether they’re ok with being in fanfic or not) is the bare minimum of whether I can read it or not.

But that all doesn’t really matter but my main point is:

You can ship Meg and Ryan in fan fiction, and not comment on every cosplay shoot saying “poor gavin”

You can ship Meg and Ryan in fan fiction, and not say their spouses should be worried that they went to Japan together.

What you’re doing there (if you are doing it) is assuming that a married man and a committed girlfriend would cheat on their respective spouses. Which is really fucking gross.

So tip for all you nasties: gain a disconnect from fanfic and real life. Stop with the jokes about it. Meg has repeatedly on her Twitter said she’s done with the jokes.

You can still ship them in your fanfics but to drag that into the real world and make gross jokes is disrespectful to all parties involved.

I’d also like to point out that even if AH makes the joke, you don’t have automatic permission to copy those comments AND you should recognize when the joke is run down and stop. (Hell, even one party of the joke being uncomfortable should be a key to stopping.)

Yuri on Ice.

I still haven’t checked all of Tumblr’s recent posts so maybe someone has translated it already, but this tweet by Mitsurou Kubo is just so beautiful I need to have it in my blog too.

“No matter what real people think about this anime, within its world no one is ever going to be discriminated against because of what they like. And that is something I will always protect.”

Further insight: 
Before she tweeted this she made another tweet where she said that they (the production staff) are not going to say whether the scene at the end of episode 7 is a kiss or not, and they leave it completely to the fans’ imagination. Out of curiosity I checked the comments to that tweet and she actually got backlash from some people accusing her to be vague on purpose “to keep the fanservice on the level of queerbaiting without confirming anything serious”. I think the comment above is partly her answer to the complaints too. Just because it’s not stated out loud, it does not mean that the show is just winking at fujoshi and being superficial. They are much more serious about discrimination issues than many seem to think.

I will just finally say that seriously, they can have all my money. I was so moved reading that tweet and I’m so thankful to all of the staff involved for creating such a wonderful anime. I never expected it to be so deep and so revolutionary compared to anything else in Japan. I hope they can get back the production costs and maybe we can even have a sequel too somewhere in the future.

(By the way, please buy the BDs/DVDs if you can afford and are even remotely interested in them, because that’s where the production team is getting most of their profit from)

I have seen way too many posts all over social media from so-called leftists essentially throwing Muslims on the bus in the name of other causes. Between the radical feminist on my friend’s FB wall who said Islam was not compatible with feminism, the white lefty atheist who derailed my friends post about intersectionality for Jewish people in order to pin all antisemitism on Muslims, and the tweets I saw basically saying “meh, who cares” about the Muslim ban, because Arabs didn’t show up enough for Black Lives Matter, I’m just about to tear my hair out. 

I can’t believe I have to clarify this, but just so everybody knows:

We fight against injustice, not because those affected have done us favors or endorsed our values, but BECAUSE IT IS WRONG.

If a specific individual makes statements with which you disagree, then you’re absolutely within yours rights to comment on their words. If solidarity not being extended to you is hurtful, I utterly and completely understand how you feel. But we cannot make assumptions about people’s beliefs or turn the protesting of dangerous policies into something that is solely an act of reciprocation. That only leads to division oppression, and that is not a path we can afford to take.


Some newly-coined sexuality terms: XX-sexual and XY-sexual

Since I’ve seen asks for this sort of term, and have been feeling the need for this myself, here goes my coined words!

XX-sexual: sexual attraction exclusively for people with primary sex characteristics of a female, or AFAB people, no matter what gender they currently are

XY-sexual: sexual attraction exclusively for people with primary sex characteristics of a male, or AMAB people, no matter what gender they currently are

As for intersex people exclusively, those may fall under skoliosexual as intersex people are born as part of the nonbinary spectrum.

Feel free to leave comments and suggestions, that would be quite helpful! :)

Tagging some noteworthy accounts for visibility:

@genderfluxthings @bigendering @buzzfeedlgbt @crystalgem-confessions @queers-transgenders @nonbinary-support  @nbsuggestions

@questioning-resources @nb-positivity-images @hate2breakittoya @lgbt-advice

Can we talk about how not okay this is? I know my editing sucks but honestly I don’t care. I almost didn’t hide the names because I don’t think they deserve it. These are absolutely horrible comments. The worst comment I read was a comment saying that Darkiplier would kill Jacks girlfriend.

I did ship Septiplier for awhile. People like this killed it for me. And even when I shipped them I respected that they were in relationships with other people.

But this will NEVER BE OKAY. let them be happy. With whoever they choose. I collaborated with someone else and made this post. I do not know their snapchat. But thank you for the help

I will always support @therealjacksepticeye and @markiplier no matter what they choose to do or who they choose to be with. I think they both have stunning girlfriends and I’m so happy they found them. I will never resort to these comments for anyone I ship.

I was unsure whether to call this a follow forever or a fic rec post, since it is somewhat a combination of both? Shit, I don’t know. But I reached the 3,000 follower milestone today and honestly, I cannot thank all of my readers enough. I know I always say that I write for myself, because I do – but every single one of you helps me to push on and pursue my writing dreams with your wonderful comments, likes and reblogs. There is no feeling greater than seeing your personal opinions on my pieces, no matter if it is a detailed review, or if it is incoherent, caps lock screaming.

Thank you for supporting me, whether you have been here from the very beginning of my persona journey, or if you have only just discovered me now. I think, throughout all of my blogs, I have never created a follow forever so I believe now is about time that I show some appreciation back to the writing community of the BTS fandom. They never cease to amaze me, and I am absolutely positive they will floor the rest of you whom may have not happened upon some of these incredible writers just yet.

As a writer, your greatest source of inspiration, support and encouragement can not only come from your readers, but your fellow writers. Thus, this post is dedicated to my favourite writers who have always, without a doubt, left my hands overflowing with infinite inspiration and have left me awestruck, laughing from the pit of my belly, and even in tears at times over their phenomenal works. Feast your eyes!

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Catch Me (Day 7)

Summary: In which a bet leads Bucky to have to catch you every day for a week, no matter what.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 3,633

A/N: I’m sorry for taking so long to update. I had family and school things to attend to but here it is! The final part of Catch Me - I hope you guys enjoy it and thank you to everyone who reblogged/liked/commented on any part of this story. I adore each and every one of you.

Intro / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 / Day 5 / Day 6

@avengerstories​ - thank you for editing this you queen :)

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“We’re all needed for this mission,” Steve states from the front of the conference room. His lips are set in a straight line and there are no hints of the smile he was wearing only half an hour earlier when the two of you were eating lunch together. It goes to show that something as seemingly insignificant as a ten-minute phone call can change everything.

“What is it this time?”

“Infiltration.” Steve hesitates before adding, “Of a HYDRA base.”

Bucky who, for the first time ever, voluntarily chose to sit next to you for this meeting, clenches his fists under the table.

“Even me?” Bruce questions, stealing your attention away from HYDRA’s former golden boy. He’s fiddling with the sleeves of his sweater and you wish you could offer him some kind of comfort. You know how opposed he is to becoming the big, green monster unless it’s absolutely necessary.

“We’re only going to need your medical expertise for this one Doc.”

“Oh thank god.” Bruce sinks back in his seat and relief floods through you. At least someone is guaranteed to come out of this mission unscathed.

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Okay but listen: after Victor retires he gets a job as a figure skating commentator, but no matter whose routine he’s commenting on he always manages to find a way to end up talking about Yuuri.

“The next planned jump in the routine is a quadruple flip, just like the one Yuuri Katsuki did just for me during the 2016 Cup of China”

“Looks like the quad turned into a triple, but it’s the end of the program so he probably doesn’t have the stamina…Yuuri Katsuki frequently put all his more difficult jumps at the end of the program, you know, because he had amazing stamina”

“Great costumes for today’s short programs, reminds me of the one Yuuri Katsuki wore for his ‘Eros’ routine, which you know I wore back when I was first starting out, but if you ask me it looked a lot better on him”

Yuuri doesn’t attend events that Victor commentates at anymore, not since the year he announced it was their anniversary on live TV

Yurio REF U S E S to let Victor commentate his routines at all

i love people talking abt “but pewdiepie is a comedian u have to talk about context!!!” like you wanna talk context? you wanna talk abt the rise of anti semetic hate crimes not only in the us but through europe? you wanna talk abt the rise of neo nazis and their fucking adoption of pewdiepie as an icon? context matters, sure. so lets talk context.
lets talk about the lack of ideological ANYTHING in his fucking video - if hes trying to have a message, he doesnt do a very good job of fucking saying it, so any excuse of “but hes making a ~statement~” can eat my ass. if hes saying something, he better well be clear about it, especially if hes gonna use images from a fucking genocide. he was clear enough when talking about how vlogging made him depressed. so he can do it. he just doesnt, cause hes a dick lol
lets talk about his roots in horror games - shock humor is the comedic equivalent of jumpscares with the extra cultural baggage of ‘offensiveness’, where he derives the power of the “humor” from the fucking holocaust and then has the nerve to be upset that people dont get it. and then he makes shitloads of cash off it.
you wanna talk context? lets talk about the fact that if hes a comedian and this many people arent getting the joke, hes probably a pretty shitty comedian. lets talk about how spewing hate speech, whether you personally believe in it or not, has an active and measurable impact on the world. lets talk about how hes repeatedly said 'sorry u got offended’ instead of taking some responsibility like a grown ass adult. lets talk about how nazi shit is lowkey everywhere and half the world wont believe it means anything - steve bannon is in the white house!! nazis are fuckin coming out of the woodwork!!
you wanna talk context? guess what!
all that shit is context too, so you fuckers better shut up or nut up because im not havin it, not today

Hey everyone! I’ve been having a really good day today, and after walking home in the rain, I decided that I was going to create a guide for refocusing yourself as the quarter/semester goes by and you find yourself losing your push. Please feel free to comment and share if any of this was helpful!

Disclaimer: I am not a professional, and these are things that I think about that help me focus on what really matters. These things may not work for you, but I encourage you to share anything that has worked for you with the rest of us. 

1. go on a stroll || 

sometimes the best things we can do for ourselves is to take a breather from our social responsibilities and exist in a world that is our own. focus on what we value as individuals away from the ideas of others, and really develop and reconnect with a sense of who we are. i recommend putting on some of your favorite songs, or something that inspires you. i have a playlist for when I go on strolls, if you’d like to listen. take this time to think about yourself, and think about things you enjoy. rediscover value in the things that you take for granted on a day to day basis, and give thanks to them. Use this time to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. If you are a writer, remember what made you want to write. If you are a biology major, remember what made you want to go into biology. use this inspiration as motivation to get back to your work.  

2. humble yourself ||

 find things that you do really well, and find things that you would like to see yourself improve on. evaluating your own abilities will help you construct an idea of your strengths and your weaknesses. once established, you can look for ways that you can improve on the things that you find to be weaknesses that you have. life is all about growth. don’t discourage yourself for having weaknesses, but rather acknowledge them and work towards improving them. if you find that you are struggling in math, then acknowledge that you need help, or that you need to commit more time, and do it! a big part of working towards improving is that you’re actively working.

3. find a role model || 

think of someone you look up to. what qualities do they have that you enjoy? why do you find value in the things that they do? if possible, have you told this person that you look up to them? having role models is a really important part of life. whether it being admiring the works of great scientists, or appreciating the loving nature of an acquaintance, it’s important to find people that we appreciate, and use them as inspiration to become better ourselves. if you’re a scientist, get inspire by the drive of influential scientists who have changed the world with their discoveries. if you’re a writer, get inspired by the vast worlds of Harry Potter.

4. look up || 

this tip is my personal favorite. it’s as simple as it sounds - look up. i find that people are often caught up in their own world and don’t take the time to look around and notice the things around them. take a new perspective. look up at the trees, and analyze how nature moves. look up as it’s raining and notice the pattern of the rain falling. look up in a room and notice that one of the lights is different colored than the others. the whole idea of this is to look at things in a new perspective. it helps you notice the things you would normally be blind to. i challenge you to try and change your perspective. take that new perspective into your work, and try to analyze and learn in new and interesting ways.

“Actually, in the original myth she wasn’t even kidnapped. She wandered down there and liked it so much she wanted to stay and Hades like this pretty lady” - someone’s comment from a Pinterest pin about Persephone and Hades.

I hate it when someone puts forth a version I personally like and endorse, but in terms that I have to admit aren’t entirely accurate. I didn’t bother correcting it on Pinterest, but for the record here, my understanding of the matter is:

1) There is no one “original myth”; or at least, we have no way of knowing, this many thousand years in the future, what it was.

2) Our earliest versions of the myth of Persephone are in Hesiod’s Theogeny and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, both of which clearly paint it as a kidnapping (the Homeric Hymn does so in great detail).

3) There were other female divinities in the Mediterranean area who underwent a similar “descent to the underworld/death and return to upper world/life” and who did so via taking a lover, and they might indeed have been conflated with Kore/Persephone later, but that isn’t entirely clear.

4) But, sure, given that Persephone ends up more powerful than before and embraces her Underworld duties, and given Hades and Persephone’s marriage is remarkably stable for Greek mythology, I’ve always figured we can assume she ended up rather liking both the Underworld and Hades. Not just in my romantic version, but in actual myth.

“Boku no koto, onegaishimasu.”

Funimation did it again with the subbing error (will it kill them to sub literally for once and maybe explain some context? =.=). This saying is important because it’s usually what couples who are about to be married say to each other, because they’ll be staying together for life. 

It literally means “Please (take care of) me (from now on).” implying that “I’ll hand myself over to you, in your care.” Although I’ll have to give them a pass since onegaishimasu in itself is difficult to translate - if you put in “Boku no koto” the sentiments behind will be lost in translation no matter what. I’m horrible at translating and better at interpreting words in their original languages so I can’t fault them too much.

But, this is why the “Proposal” comment from Viktor makes sense - because, well, Yuuri basically just insisted that they’re going to spend the rest of his career as a skater together, alluding to getting married in a way (/ahem and maybe “something round and gold” to seal the deal?).

What was truly beautiful about that scene was that Viktor took it one step further and insisted that instead of staying together for the rest of Yuuri’s life as a skater, they can actually go beyond that. 

So Viktor not only accepted Yuuri’s “marriage” proposal (I need to stop calling it that… who am I kidding), but it seems like he is actually trying to make sure it becomes something more real than what Yuuri was implying, something that goes beyond the coach-skater bond. Which means that he wants to stay with Yuuri even if Yuuri chooses to retire.

(and Yuuri, evidently, doesn’t mind)

…… are they going to get married… *prayer hands emoji*

I’m 110% convinced that Yuri is gay

And I don’t mean in a like “GAY FOR VIKTOR! XD” way, I mean he is a canonically gay man. Like

He’s never had a girlfriend. He has never made a comment on the matter. And considering Japan’s current views on homosexuality as a whole, it would make sense as to why he wouldn’t tell anyone or discuss. I know that that can just be the whole “lol, 23 year old virgin!” joke, but that doesn’t seem too likely, considering the director. 

As far as I’m aware, he’s never expressed any interest in ever having one or ever being interested in a girl. All I can remember was the girl from Detriot he mentioned, but he described her as “pushy,” so I doubt he was attracted to her. The most he said of a girl was saying Yuko was cute, but that doesn’t mean anything. Anyone regardless of sexual orientation can say a girl is cute, doesn’t mean they wants to have sex with her. 

Also, in episode 4, when Viktor offers to be his boyfriend, Yuri isn’t disgusted or uncomfortable with the notion. He’s just incredibly embarrassed, which makes sense for his character. 

And when Viktor kissed him, he was just more surprised than anything. He clearly was not disgusted when he smiled and blushed a little. And he’s never uncomfortable when Viktor hugs him from behind. He definitely didn’t mind it when Viktor kissed his skates. Even when Chris grabbed his ass, he didn’t shove him in disgust, he was just like “OH! Chris!”

If he is indeed a gay man, A+ on more representation in this anime, like good god. It is wonderful to see a gay man not overly sexualized or grossly fetishized. Yuri is hella relatable and if he’s gay, that is some quality representation for gay men, gay Japanese men specifically. 

But since nothing has been confirmed or denied yet, I’ll just keep it as my headcanon of Yuri being a gay man.