I don't know who to talk to but death is a very weird thing for me like I dont know how to react i just get very confused im sorry this is stupid
There’s no right or wrong way to react, babe. Unless it’s crude, of course, which I definitely don’t think you’re being. And it’s certainly not stupid to feel this way.
I think this is an odd situation. It feels very similar to Jay’s death for me. I’ve been a fan of One Direction since 2012, and Jay and Robin were strong and obvious forces within the fandom. But I never actually knew them, so does that mean I’m not allowed to grieve? I don’t know. I don’t have an answer to that question.
All I know is that Jay and Robin’s love for their boys, for the band, for the fandom, and for life made me feel closer to them. All of the stories I’ve heard about both of them - how nice they were to fans, how charitable they were in their everyday lives, how they woke up every day and made the decision to lead with love - makes it feel like I’m allowed to mourn.
They were such good people. You could tell from the smiles on their faces alone. Their families - more than any other family associated with One Direction - have been so attacked, so intruded upon, so dragged through the dirt. Yet they still greeted every fan with a hug and a smile; with a conversation that lasted more than ten seconds.
I’m going to allow myself to feel whatever I’m feeling. It’s a sad day. I know I will never know what Robin’s family is going through, and I’m not diminishing their grief by going through my own. That’s the last thing I want to do. But I can still be sad, because in a tiny way, Robin has been a small part of my life for the past five years, so I’m feeling it today. And that’s okay.
Quite a lot of people seem to believe that going somewhere on your own is either weird, sad, or both. As if you can’t travel, or even go out, unless you find at least another person who’s willing to come along.
Let me be very clear. I am going to go wherever I please, regardless of whether or not I have someone with me. In point of fact, I’d rather be alone on most occasions.
I used to be scared about travelling on my own; then I tried it, and it worked out just fine. More than that, really. As much as I love meeting up with my friends from time to time, I find that I really enjoy going to places all by myself, and being able to change my plans on the spur of the moment.
I know some people who always feel compelled to try and find at least one friend or acquaintance to go with them, otherwise they just wouldn’t go anywhere ‘because other people would either think it’s weird, or start pitying me’. This is just awful; let people believe what they want to believe, but you should never let that stop you from doing things you enjoy.
It’s perfectly fine to travel alone. To go on holiday on your own. To be free to go to a restaurant, cinema, bar, or whatever, even if you don’t have any friend, family, or significant one with you at that particular moment in time.
Sharing activities with your favourite people is always nice, but you’re allowed to have fun even when you’re on your own. Please always remember that.
I just wanted to quickly say that I’ve really appreciated everything you guys have done for me. I care about each and every one of you. You’re amazing! I just don’t know how to express how I feel sometimes but please know even if I didn’t response, I either haven’t read it, or don’t know how to respond. I appreciate all the messages you send and I hope that you don’t think I’m being mean or cold by not responding. I’m also trying to spend less time on the internet, so I’m not online as often as I was before. Also, please don’t feel obligated to message me back immediately. I understand that you have lives outside of me and I don’t expect you guys to just drop everything you’re doing and talk to me. I’m sorry if I ever made you feel like you had to put me before your lives. Afterall, I’m just a stranger across the world. The fact that you guys seem to care so much about me makes me very emotional, especially since my own family doesn’t care nearly as much as you guys. I love you all very much ❤️❤️
In this post I want to give a list of reasons why Twincer is my prime suspect as AD. I know a lot of these ‘clues’ come from interviews, but they’re still really convincing for me at least. I’ve definitely missed some of the clues from within the show because they’re not as easy to spot - we need to know for sure if Twincer is happening, then we can dig further. (The fun won’t instantly stop once the finale airs.) But for now, enjoy these, and at the end, I give my theory as to the motive.
Please note: none of this is overly new. This is just the summation of everything we’ve been talking about on my blog for the past couple months. I wanted to put all the ideas into one post, rather than 31529 mini posts scattered here and there. I will be updating this as we find more.
The famous airport scene from 715. We all already think it’s weird that "Spencer" asked Ezra to not tell anyone he saw her there with Wren. What’s weirder, is the fact that Wren and “Spencer” were arguing. Amongst muffle, I heard Spencer say "stop calling me that" (let me know if you heard differently). Did Wren have a slip-of-the-tongue moment and call her Spencer rather than the twin’s real name?
Dr. Cochran’s story is very telling. We all already know the ambiguous implication that Mary had more than two babies, because Dr. Cochran said he dealt with “two of Mary’s babies”. What’s more interesting is the second baby he dealt with. The first baby (Charlotte) he gave to Jessica. He said that the second baby that he delivered was placed in family county services. This could not have been Spencer, since Spencer was delivered to Veronica within 5 minutes of birth. So, who was that second baby that was placed in family services? I believe it was Spencer’s twin. Why? Dr Cochran referred to that second baby as “underweight but tenacious” - lo and behold, the next episode, Toby calls Spencer tenacious. This was the writers foreshadowing the similarities between this second baby, and Spencer. Twins.
We all know Hanna’s ‘dream’ in 701. It makes no sense that Hanna was able to dream ‘Spencer’ saying the name A.D. since Hanna was kidnapped before these initials were even revealed. Perhaps Hanna was visited by Twincer; the one holding her captive.
A.D. needs to stand for something. Spencer’s twin could literally have the initials A.D., since we know she would be Mary Drake’s child. Her first name would start with A and the D would stand for Drake.
Brendan and Ian both confessed to being confused by the identity of A.D. They needed the backstory to understand it. Is that because they had no idea who has the name “Alex Drake” (for example) ?
Tyler said before 7B aired that “you’ve never met AD. You kind of have. You’ll know what I mean”. This can be interpreted in two ways: you’ve never met Twincer but since you know Spencer, you kind of know who AD is. Or. You’ve seen Twincer over the years, but thought it was Spencer. Either way, Tyler’s comment screams twin-theory to me. This could apply to any twin theory, but in this context, I’m using it for Spencer.
Ian said (0:57) that “fans will be satisfied to a point. Right when it seems it’s gonna be really great, it might do a little [downwards hand motion]”…. That cheeky smile on Ian’s face when he said “it seems it’s gonna be really great”… what could be greater than a liar being AD? Ian could be referring to the fact that they initially show us Troian under the hoodie, making us think Spencer is AD. Then, after commercial break, they will reveal it’s just her twin, hence the “it might do a little [downwards hand motion]”. We will be satisfied to a point, he said. It’ll start off amazing by thinking it’s Spencer, oh wait, it’s another twin.
Ashley said (0:14) that she didn’t even know the A.D. reveal is possible. Because she did not expect a second pair of twins to come along?
“It’s like there are two of you living in this house. You, and you’re evil twin, and we’re not sure who’s coming down to breakfast". said Veronica to Spencer in 423. Foreshadowing at it’s finest.
Spencer doesn’t remember this flashback. Was it her twin? And oh how coincidental, that the writers tell us a time Spencer doesn’t remember, in the same scene Veronica makes the above comment about Spencer’s “evil twin”.
“Where are they?” said Mary as she entered the Hastings house (flashback from 717). Who is they? The twins? She proceeded to say that Spencer is the only good thing she’s ever made. Maybe Mary knows Spencer’s twin is evil, and is neglecting her.
“You look very much like your sister. Almost like twins”. said Mary to Spencer in 701. The writers wanted us to think that Mary was talking about Spencer and Melissa, since Mary was holding a picture of the half-sisters. But, were the writers, and therefore Mary, hinting towards Twincer? Is Mary being blackmailed/forced (by Peter?) to keep quiet on Twincer, and she had a slip-of-the-tongue moment here?
Marlene is very aware of the Twincer theories. Back in 2014 she said that Troian sent her an online fan theory regarding Spencer having a twin who is A. Marlene was blown away by it and she thought it was a very well thought out plan with detailed evidence across the series. Watch from 1:35. Whilst you may be saying “there’s NO WAY Marlene spoilt her own show’s ending in an interview!!” - I feel like she had no idea the show would go on for 7 seasons, and once they got renewed, she panicked. “Shit, we need a new Uber A. Let’s go with that brilliant fan theory Troian sent me”. She probably regrets making this interview now. You can tell her passion for Twincer in this interview. She talks so damn highly of it.
Marlene has said that the person who plays A.D. had known for a while. We know that Marlene told Troian the entire ending of the show years in advance. “Just like I had story time with Marlene, you all now get story time with Pretty Little Liars” said Troian.
The girl in the coffin in the opening has the exact same black puffy shirt as Spencer.
Why does it seem that A.D. is always going after the Hastings? Why shoot Spencer, out of all the liars? Why demand Aria to plant the audio device in the Hastings? Why not ruin the Marin household? The jealous twin wants her ungrateful sister dead, hence the shooting, and the jealous daughter is angry she never got adopted. Too much of the story is Hastings-oriented.
“They’re all some pretty. Good. Theories.” Was Janel’s response to being asked about the Spencer-twin theories. (22:20)
And, I’ll just leave this here. Good one @prettylittlesessions !
“Spencer’s” weird comments in 718. In 718 “Spencer” says to Toby “you know what its like to be the outsider. Removed from friends and family”. What made her say this? Nothing was said or done in 718 to prompt our Spencer to say this.
Keegan said there are no more Spoby kisses in 7B. “I can honestly say that there is not another Spoby kiss.” Yet - there was one in 718. Either Keegan lied, or that was Spencer’s twin. (10:15)
“It’s somebody you have seen.” says Marlene in regards to who AD is. Was she talking about the Spoby kiss in 710, which Twincer referred to in 718 when she kissed Toby again? Marlene was very careful to avoid saying “it’s someone you KNOW”. We don't “know” Twincer. But, we have seen her.
“That’s not the Spencer I know” said Toby in 718. Writers are foreshadowing.
Setting all this aside, I want to add my theory on the backstory and motive:
Twincer, who’s name is A_____ Drake, was born in Radley, as Dr. Cochran told us in 7A.
Twincer was raised in Radley - not because she needed to be at a psychological hospital, but as a form of daycare, because Mary was deemed an unfit mother, and also she kept Twincer a secret from Peter… he already hated her (to the point of planning her murder, later on) enough for having one baby together, imagine Peter’s reaction to having twins.
There, Twincer met and bonded with her sister Charlotte. Charlotte became Twincer’s only friend. (Twincer might even be Bethany, since we already know of this bond between Bethany and Charlotte, and how Bethany was drawing Charles being taken away by a monster. But for this theory, let’s just forget Bethany for a second.)
When Mona came to Radley and started telling Charlotte about everything she did to her sister, Charlotte and Twincer wanted to play. They wanted a turn at harassing Spencer and her friends.
For Charlotte, as we know, it was the feeling of finally succeeding at something in life that made the game her drug. For Twincer, it was something far darker.
Harassing Aria, Hanna, Emily and Alison is all about driving a wedge between the girls. Twincer wants to break up the girls. Turn them against each other. Hopefully by throwing fire at the girls, they will break up, ultimately, to ruin Spencer’s life. Again, jealousy. Twincer’s plan is backfiring because it’s exactly A’s threats that makes Spencer say “we need each other more than ever” and “always stick together”. The writers keep making the point of SPENCER being the one to make the comments about “always” sticking together. Twincer cannot break Spencer and her bitches. This is fueling Twincer’s anger. Nothing is working.
That’s why AD/Twincer recently shot Spencer. “If I can’t break the girls up to ruin Spencer’s life, why not just become Spencer?” Twincer shot Spencer in an attempt to assume her identity and squeeze her way into the loving friendship group that she could never crack. “These girls are so loyal to each other… they don’t even break up after even my threats. Damn, I want to be a part of this. It’s my turn to live a happy life. You had your turn Spencer.”
Note: I do not believe that AD has been operating since season 1. Mona’s time as A is completely independent from Charlotte and Twincer’s story. Mona started the game, and now someone is ending it, and she wants to know who. Charlotte and Twincer are their own duo; their own A-team, which stemmed as a result of Mona coming to Radley. Charlotte revealed herself - next up in the A team is Twincer, who is carrying on the game she once played with her sister.
the howlies got in a lot of bar fights. you might think that the last thing a bunch of soldiers would want to do with their free time is fight people, but actually bar fights were a great stress relief. nobody really got seriously injured, and we tried to keep property damage to a minimum. (and we also almost never started bar fights, for the record. most of the time it was guys from another unit who wanted to prove how badass they were by taking on the infamous howling commandos.) so bar fights themselves weren’t that unusual.
but peggy’s bar fights…oh, they were glorious.
see, peggy never got in a fight for no reason; she was smarter than that. but when she did fight, it was truly beautiful. ive never seen a better right cross, before or since.
so one time we were on leave, sipping drinks in this english pub. the howlies were at the back table, enjoying a couple pitchers, while peggy was up at the bar, chatting with the barmaid. many of the bars and pubs back then had female bartenders–filling the gaps with the men off at war. and generally barmaids (which was what a female bartender was called back then) were the sort of girl pegs got along with–sensible, dependable, and not willing to take shit from any man. so she often enjoyed commiserating with the barmaids while we drank. she used to say she had to be free of us ‘charming gentlemen’ before she wound up blowing things up as erratically as we did. which was hurtful. our explosions were very intentional. mostly.
so peggy got to chat about the best ways to hurl drunken idiots out doors and we got to ply steve with alcohol to see how much booze it would take to make him drunk. (tragically, we never found out.)
on this particular occasion, peggy was sitting at the bar when this mountain of a man came in. and i mean huge. thor-sized. like the hulk’s pinker younger brother. and with him came a dozen or so of his closest friends, all locals. (they may also have been poorly disguised orcs. im not sure, but i wouldn’t discount it as a possibility after seeing all the nonsense ive seen) the group of them made their way up to the bar, wedged their way in, and started harassing the barmaid.
now, i don’t know what they said. peggy refused to repeat it. all i know is that one of the larger idiots said something stupid, laughed, and reached out to grope the barmaid. his hand made it about six inches from her chest when peggy’s fist broke his nose. he hit the floor like a tree falling, and the bar went quiet for a split second before one exceptionally suicidal idiot lunged at peggy.
everything went crazy. there were a good few dozen of us 107th guys in the bar, and all of us knew and adored pegs, so when the mountain-men went after her, every fine man of the 107th went after them. but it turned out that the locals defended their own, and we were pretty evenly matched for numbers. within seconds, everyone was throwing punches. bottles were thrown. dernier used a tablecloth to blind a man and threw him out a window. dumdum used one guy’s fists to hit another guy. i hurled bottlecaps at people’s eyeballs, because it’s fun.(im a sniper. we like distance) steve tried to wade through the chaos to get to peggy, but people kept punching him and then clutching their hands in agony, so he got kind of bogged down.
at the bar, peggy was demonstrating exactly why she was the 107th’s darling–because she could put a grown man twice her size on the ground in two seconds flat. she knocked out six men; seven more promptly fell in love with her.
as the chaos began to wind down, most of the locals had either been beaten down or fled, and only the mini-hulk and a couple others were left, brawling like berserkers. we were just about ready to turn steve loose on them when the barmaid handed peggy a stool. peggy took it, walked up behind where most of us howlies were still duking it out, and broke the stool over the big guy’s head.
he went down hard. the rest of them surrendered out of terror.
(and, possibly, they had also fallen prey to abruptly-in-love-with-peggy-carter syndrome. but really, who wasn’t?)
I’m not usually one to complain, or criticize, or speak out
at all really. I’m one of those fans that just quietly sits in the corner and
admires from afar, silently praising all the guys for what they do. But every
now and again, someone does something that lights me up, and I’m off like a
As I’m sure you’ve concluded, that happened recently.
I’m a Jared girl, but I love and respect all the actors
equally. Respect being a keyword here. Phoenix con 2017 is going on now. As it
so happens, that’s exactly where this incident took place. Yesterday. On the
day mostly recognized as Misha’s day of the con.
Let’s all just agree that Misha is an incredible human okay?
He’s actual such an incredible human that he borders on being a real life
angel. He deserves all the good things in the world. Which is why I am
particularly fired up because of what happened.
**Not naming names
because this is not to bash anyone, just to draw attention to the fact that
these are people with real, human
I’m going to summarize this the best I can because,
honestly, the more I talk about it the angrier I get (and I’m not an angry
person, this just really doesn’t sit well with me).
Long story short, there was a con-goer that had been to a
con in the past and she had Misha sign her arm. Misha had said that if she
still had the autograph on her arm the next time he saw her, he would buy her
ice cream. No harm in that part. This is where things start getting…. Uncomfortable.
The girl then decided she was going to take Misha up on that
(which, admit it, we would all try to keep Misha’s auto on us as long as we
could, bet or not). But, instead of doing any number of options that would be
considered safe and acceptable, she peeled off her skin,
including the autograph, and preserved it.
Are you still with me? Hold on. I’m not done yet.
At Phoenix Con, she then adhered it back to her skin. Now, I’m
not sure if she showed it to him during a panel, or ops, or autos, or where.
But when she did show it to him, he told her to take it off.
**this is where I get seriously pissed**
So, she takes it off. AND FUCKING THROWS IT AT HIM.
This girl, who claims to love and respect Misha Collins
throws a piece of her dry, dead, decaying skin at him. It lands in his lap and
his handler has to come pick it up.
She tries to excuse it by saying ‘it’s all in good fun’ and that he’s ‘used to
her by now’, but let’s make a few things clear.
It’s all in good fun? I’m sorry, I have never once in my
life have gone around throwing preserved skin at people for the fun of it. And
I’ve asked some of my friends (the ones that wouldn’t call the cops on me for
asking such a question) and they all said the same thing. I don’t care if you’re
a celebrity or Mary Jane that lives next door, people don’t like having dead skin thrown on them. Especially a stranger’s skin.
Secondly, no matter how many times we meet them, they really
don’t know us. They don’t know if you’ve got any diseases. They might not even
recognize you, really. How many times have you seen someone at work over and
over and over again but don’t really know them? I have. I’ll admit it. And you
know what? It is my job to interact and build report with customers. And I’m
not a celebrity – I don’t have millions of people begging for time with me.
I guess I made this post for a few reasons:
Is my anger justified or misplaced? Taking into
consideration that, while I’ve never met them (Pitt Con is so far away), I do
love them like they’re family
I’m open to opinions.
I want to make a PSA that Jared, Jensen, and
Misha – hell EVERYONE – are human. Don’t do something to them that you wouldn’t
like having done to you. If you wouldn’t like have dead animals thrust into
your hand, don’t make them hold one. If you wouldn’t like someone to throw
decaying organs on you, don’t do it to them! You paid money for a ticket to the
con. You did not pay money to abuse them.
I know I’m going to probably get hate for this, and to be
honest, I really don’t care. If you think I’m right, great. I’m glad someone
sees this from where I’m at and finds it just as wrong as I do. If you think I’m
wrong then… well, you keep doing whatever you think is right. We’ll agree to
tl;dr – Don’t throw your decaying, preserved skin at Misha
because he’s a human and it’s disgusting on so many levels. Show him respect.
Show all of them respect. You know Misha is too kind to say anything about how
uncomfortable it makes him, so just save everyone from being awkward, and save
the fandom from feeling like we have to apologize for the actions of a single
Hi. I really like your drawings so I think you can help me. I draw myself and I've got one friend that shows me how to paint humans. But if she sees my pictures, she always laughs and says that they are funny. I don't feel really confident and her meaning means a lot to me, so I think my drawings are just "funny". First I were really proud of them, but then she always comes and laughs. What should I do? P.S. I'm sorry for bad english. I'm from germany.
That’s how you DON’T teach someone how to draw. The thing with criticism, an important thing you should listen to, is that first you should find the good things about something you’re up to criticise.
Say there’s a very detailed colourful drawing but the anatomy is very, very bad. Maybe one leg is bigger than the other, maybe the eyes are different shape, BUT.
You say that, hey, I like your colours! (for example)! You found a good contrast harmony! You’ve put so many details into it! And only then you say (BUT IN A KIND POLITE WAY) what this person should fix. Tell them what is not the greatest about anatomy AND HOW fix it, say that hey! I love your details, but It’s better to first finish the general shape because details can distract from it. Or, if you criticise something first then at least say what’s good about it afterwards.
People who laugh at someone work, I feel like, have absolutely zero interest in your improvement or self-confidence. In my opinion, this kind of people just want to level up in their own eyes by bringing someone down. We all know just how destroying those kind of laughs can be to people who put so much into their work.
You’ve put your time, your imagination, your sincerity into something that means a lot to you and this itself isn’t funny at all! Your friend should at least respect your effort, because not everyone is born immediately great and have to work their way up.
I’d say don’t listen to your friend and keep being proud of your drawings! And I think you should be proud! Don’t let anyone bring you down like this.
I decided to start my little series of writing tips with a Yuri On Ice specific post because that’s the fandom I’m most familiar with. While I’ll make examples from the anime, keep in mind that most of these things can be taken in a more general way and applied to other fandoms as well.
These are only tips and if you don’t follow them that’s perfectly fine, your fanfiction is valid.
Different characters speak different languages with each other, and implementing that in your fic can make it feel more realistic. That doesn’t mean that you have to include a full dialogue in a language other than the one of your fic (although a few words thrown here and there like terms of endearment are always good, and even a couple of full sentences are fine, just remember to translate them in the notes), but there are ways to show this even if you don’t do that. Simply have your POV character hear a dialogue and not understanding it, and asking about it later (or just wondering about it in their head). Another small thing is to not have the POV character be surprised by this (unless for very specific reasons): they’re used to being in international environments and to hearing different languages being spoken by other skaters, so it’s usually not a big deal to them.
Another tip is to understand what being bilingual (or tri- or multilingual) means. We don’t randomly start mixing two languages. The only instance where I’ve had that happen to me is when for some reason a word in one of the language I speak has to be in my sentence, then it might happen that I actually keep talking in that language.
“Gli ho detto che è bravo nel multitasking, and like-”
As you can see, the “and like” is some of those things we’re used to saying to connect sentences (like “you know” and other stuff), so it’s something easy to slip into if we’ve just said a word in English. You also see I stopped the sentence there because that’s what I feel happens, you don’t go on speaking in a different language for ten minutes, you usually notice right away and stop yourself.
That’s a very specific example of course, but what will mostly happen in your fic is that a character will switch back and forth effortlessly.
Yuuri is talking to Victor in English, then his mom brings them homemade katsudon and Yuuri thanks her and holds a short conversation with her in Japanese. Then he goes back to speaking to Victor.
Yuri and Otabek are speaking on skype in Russian. Otabek’s sister enters his room and asks him in Kazakh to help her with her homework, and he tells her (in Kazakh) that he’ll be right there, then he proceeds to explain Yuri what happened in Russian and they say goodbye and hang up.
Yuri and Victor are talking at the rink in Russian, then Yuuri skates towards him, and both Yuri and Victor switch to English to include Yuuri in the conversation.
Who speaks what language:
Generally speaking, all skaters interact in English.
Victor, Yuri, Mila, Georgi, Yakov, Lilia, Nikolai all speak Russian among each other. They might use English around other people if they don’t want to be rude to them, but in general they’ll have a tendency to keep speaking in Russian to each other, no matter how fluent in English they are.
Victor speaks fluent French as well as Russian and English, so it’s safe to believe that he and Chris speak French when they communicate.
Looking at the Japanese side of things, Yuuri, Yuuko (probably her husband too), Minako and Mari all speak fluent English, contrary to Yuuri’s parents who don’t appear to speak it at all. The triplets are 6 years old so they most definitely only speak Japanese. I headcanon that Minami doesn’t really speak a good English since he doesn’t appear to have competed much or at all outside of Japan, but I don’t think we have enough info about him so do what you want with him.
Otabek’s first language is Kazakh. It uses the same alphabet as Russian but it’s a different thing, but Kazakhs generally learn Russian and Otabek is definitely fluent in it. He’s also lived in the US and in Canada so he’s fluent in English as well. When he interacts with Yuri you should keep in mind that they’re speaking Russian.
Of course, when writing post-canon, it’s entirely possible and even very likely that the couples (or even friends, for example Yuuri and Phichit probably learned a little of Thai and Japanese respectively) pick up each other’s languages. Victor will learn Japanese, Yuuri will learn Russian, Emil will learn Italian. I headcanon that in some couples only one of them will learn the other’s language (for example I don’t think it’d be very useful for Yuri to learn more than a little basic Kazakh), but that’s absolutely up to you.
Another thing I personally like to do in my fanfics whenever there’s characters with different nationalities is to remind the reader that everyone has different accents. You don’t have to point it out in every sentence, but even just doing it once in your whole fic will make it feel, once again, more realistic. Another accent fun fact: at the beginning it’s hard to understand an accent you’ve never heard before, but it gets easier the more you keep hearing it. Try to think of ways to show that in your fanfic if that’s something you want to do.
Another important aspect in YOI is the use of nicknames, like Yurio or Katsudon. The thing is, not everyone uses them, and not in every context. If you want to use them in a fic and be true to canon, learn who uses them and why.
is a nickname given by Mari to Yuri P. to avoid confusion between him and her brother Yuuri. Yuuri, Victor and Yuuri’s family and friends are the only ones using it. Yuri hates it. He wouldn’t use it for himself, so avoid using it in your fic unless:
the characters I mentioned above are talking to him
one of the characters above is also the POV character (especially if it’s first person)
Yuri himself is complaining about it
Especially avoid using it when:
it’s Yuri’s POV
it’s the POV of someone close to Yuri or who knew Yuri before canon (like his grandpa, Yakov, Mila, etc)
it’s Otabek’s POV. He’s his friend (or more) and he would use his given name (unless for some reason he wanted to annoy him - which he probably would at some point lol)
I don’t feel educated enough to talk about this myself, I could only say what I saw in the anime but you should definitely read this post because it’s well done and explains who would call Yuri Yura or Yurochka.
Only Yuri calls Yuuri Katsudon (sometimes he switches it for pig). Victor called Yuuri little piglet or something at the beginning of canon, but definitely doesn’t do it later on.
This is not canon yet, but it’s a really widespread nickname for Otabek within the fandom, that only Yuri (or Otabek’s family) uses.
In general, I think nicknames rub off on the people we talk to. So for example, when I write Otayuri I sometimes have Otabek think of Yuuri as “Katsudon”. Why? Because at least at the beginning he would only hear Yuri talk about him, and Yuri would refer to him with that nickname. He would probably not call Yuuri like that directly in a dialogue, but that’s all just speculation. I just added this bit because I think it’s one of the many ways to both build someone’s characterization and show instead of telling the kind of relationship two characters have.
obviously this involves it being an American edition/season but that’s fine
all of the squad are contestants, as well as like, Doug Judy and a couple of others (maybe Figgis just for laughs idk)
Holt and Wuntch are the judges, Kevin and the Vulture are the presenters
Wuntch, weirdly, is the nice judge for the most part, cos it’s mainly just Holt she hates, Holt is the tougher judge that everyone wants a handshake off
they never agree on anything, coming to decisions is a NIGHTMARE which is how Kevin and the Vulture are unofficial judges behind the scenes
the Vulture is his usual awful self, slaps Jake’s ass off camera a lot, genuinely makes him really uncomfortable until Gina and Rosa notice at one point and threaten him until he agrees to stop
Kevin is the presenter who goes around and reassures people when they are freaking out
also he and Holt met in a baking class back in the day which is part of the reason they love baking so much (they bake together all the time at home)
Jake is the baker who literally has no fucking clue how he actually made it in bc he has no idea what he’s doing but somehow he just has a Knack and it always turns out amazing (with the exception of a couple of True Disasters)
Amy comes from a long line of amazing bakers and is hella competitive, and super meticulous with her recipes and all instructions, means she Stresses during the technicals but she does know her shit and she just has to keep reminding herself that it’s like an exam where she has to learn in advance and remember
Rosa relies on family recipes, says she cares about them more than the actual family members who made them, also goes with her own gut feeling (usually involves putting alcohol in the food if she’s not sure what’s missing)
Gina learned how to bake via trial and error and general self-discovery during a year where she was forced to stay at home and take things easy after she got hit by a bus (also usually the one putting alcohol in her food)
Terry loves baking for his kids and his wife and they’re his biggest fans, all of his bakes are inspired by them/done with them in mind, he gets teary on the show a lot
Charles is still his Foodie self, so he gets Very Intense about it all and is the one that tries all the super weird flavours
Hitchcock and Scully applied together and everyone’s fairly sure they just got picked for the comic relief but then occasionally one of them will actually bake something really good??
Jake falls in love with Amy during a peanut brownie challenge while they flirt over peanuts, he makes heart eyes at her for the whole competition after that, occasionally gets so distracted by how beautiful/adorkable she’s being that he fucks his bakes up
Gina falls in love with Rosa after seeing her punching her bread dough, spends the whole rest of the competition trying to pick her up, it starts to take priority over the actual baking and Kevin has Noticed and is subtly trying to help her out
Jake and Gina have been besties since the auditions so they start trying to help each other get their girls
aaand let’s not forget Doug Judy
aka Jake’s ex-best friend from high school, they used to be the baking bros and use cupcakes to pick up girls
until one day they were going for the same girl, so they both made stuff to impress her, and she said she preferred Jake’s but then Doug took the credit for them, and took her to prom only to stand her up
Jake has never forgotten and never forgiven
hasn’t made cupcakes since, too painful, too traumatic
which really fucks him up when they get a cupcake challenge
seriously like imagine him trash talking Judy and then they announce “cupcakes!!” and he does his melodramatic NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
(you decide if he manages to nail it and beat Judy’s cupcakes yet again, or if he totally botches it bc nerves)
anyway at one point Jake gets the coveted Holt Handshake and he is so elated his entire life has just been made bc he has been watching the show for years and idolises him so much
Amy is the same and she is so horrifically jealous until Holt tries her food next and also gives her a handshake and then her and Jake just look at each other like “WHAAAT”
Jake comes over after and is so excited he just gives her this real big hug and it’s really Pure bc then he gets super embarrassed and awkward but she is like “oh no, he’s so cute, help I have been specifically Not Noticing That”
I have no idea who wins but Peraltiago and Dianetti and Holtzner are all in love and happy at the end
basically what I’m saying is can someone with the adequate baking and GBBO knowledge please write this AU I need it desperately
I don’t know if this has ever been mentioned or talked about before, but, guys, when Aang is fighting the fire lord he is forced to take refuge in a earth ball protecting him from the firelord if only for a little bit.
This is important. First, it’s literally Aang’s go to defense mechanism. His air ball he rides around on, the air ball he forms in his avatar state and it’s similar to the sphere he was “hiding” for a 100 years.
Think about it the creators are literally ending the story in almost the same way it began. Aang was forced to come out of his frozen airball by Katara and the need of the world. When he comes out Aang is all but still the same kid who ran away from his destiny and “failed” his people all those years ago.
Now he’s facing a man who feels no remorse over the slaughter of his people. Aang is forced back into a ball of protection all the while hearing how his people never even deserved to live and that he was weak. But Aang’s not weak he’s holding his own against Ozai. Everything Ozai is saying to belittle Aang is only filling him with more power even though his rock ball is breaking apart.
When it finally breaks the only element left is air. The element of his people. Aang knows he might’ve failed his people but he will not fail the world. He can’t disappear, he can’t run. He has to end this.
And then boom! Aang hits his back on a rock, directly on his lightning scar and then we get all these flashes of when he was shot down and flashes of all the past avatars. This whole scene stands to remind Aang that he cannot fail, not again.
Maybe it wasn’t significant enough in how he unlocked his chakra but after paying close attention to all the details in this round or rewatching I realized something about Aang’s blocked chakra.
People continue to assume that his chakra is still blocked because he refused to let Katara go, but in Crossroads of Destiny Aang literally blocks himself off from the fight to let Katara go in order to access the avatar state. He had to unblock this chakra to even enter the Avatar state which means letting Katara go wasn’t the reason his chakra was blocked after being struck down. I think the real reason is connected with how Azula struck him down, and the failure that comes with that. He lost that fight, he died. There is no getting around that and in the Awakening when Aang wakes up he feels like he failed the world all over again. This is made more obvious when Katara is treating his back and he is thrown back into the moment he was struck. He was watching the exact moment where he felt like he “failed” the world again.
Now we all know Aang has a major fear of failure and this just adds to it. By letting himself be struck down he let himself fail. Thus this is how his chakra is blocked.
And now in Sozin’s comet Aang is backed up into a wall, trying to avoid the Firelord knowing that if he gives up he fails the world, again. But then he’s thrown into a rock, forced to relive how he failed the world and he resolves deep inside himself that he’s not going to fail again. He forcibly reminds himself of who he is. He is not just the last airbender but he is the Avatar. And he will defeat the Firelord. This is why he finally is able to access the Avatar state in the finale.
And then it’s a big slap in the face to Ozai when Aang comes out of the rock and latches onto his beard and sends him on the run. Because how dare he call the Avatar weak. How dare he call airbenders weak, call Aang’s people weak. In these moments Aang is not only feeling fear of losing the war but also unbelievable rage at Ozai for saying all this things. But this time when Aang enters the avatar state and with the help of the past avatars he can control his emotions and channel them into defeating the Firelord.
Not to mention that the first strike Aang throws at Ozai is a powerful windgust, because even though he’s feeling the power from all four elements, air is rooting him and letting him stay in control of his Avatar state. And this is the reason Aang can stop himself from killing Ozai. Aang is in control and stays true to his people.
And that ladies and gentleman is my reading of Aang and Ozai’s fight. This show means way too much to me.
it can be as rudimentary as the charming way you smile, or how pleasant your laugh sounds. there is something. I know how difficult it is to conceptualize; I know it’s even harder to think that these positive things, even the small ones, make up for the void – make up for all the perceived negative way we see ourselves.
to be honest there’s a lot more about us to love than what we gives ourselves credit for. it never feels like enough; we need to either be more than ourselves or nothing at all. most of the time it feels like nothing at all. but it’s not like that.
if you didn’t know it today, you are worth loving. people do love you. there are people out there that will come to love you. and there’s always time to cultivate things in ourselves that people can come to love. we’re amazingly dynamic like this.
don't know if you watch pd101 but if you do could you pleaaaase write a kang daniel college!au? he has effectively ruined my life 🙃🙃🙃🙃
i do!! ill write a mini one for him ^^
major: public health + paramedic certificate because he wants to work as a part of an ER response team
sports: dance team, football team
is essentially the school sweetheart and everyone knows him as the guy who’d give you the shirt off his back if you asked
quite literally,,,,jisung played a joke once and asked daniel if he could borrow his shirt because his next period class was SUPER cold and daniel,,,,,,,,,,literally took off his shirt
rumor has it some chick fainted from the sight of his bare shoulders but no one knows if this was confirmed or not (seongwoo claims it totally is true)
but like he really does his best to try and help others out,,,especially freshman or younger students in the course who seem to be struggling with adjusting to like college life
he’s like the reliable big brother who is smiley and soft and will teach you silly dance moves on the quad
but is also super serious about helping people and isn’t scared of anything, from jumping into a fire to save someone in need of medical assistance to carrying people who’ve broken legs,,,,,,,
also let’s take a moment to imagine daniel in the paramedic like get up like the uniform,,,,thank u
everyone thinks its super adorable that daniel’s first rescue story was saving his cat who got stuck in a tree
like how TYPICAL and CORNY but also,,,,,,he’s an angel who walks the earth amiright
seongwoo is always like “my bestfriend is going to be the next iron man~ captian,,,,where did you study again my dude??? canada?? captain CANADA”
and daniel is like embarrassed but also,,,,,he loves his friends and is happy they support him but seriously captain canada thats worse than when jisung got the football team to refer to him as quarterback cat-lover
you’re actually one of the TAs for one of the tests in the paramedic course and there’s a requirement of paramedics being able to carry at least 125 pounds by themselves and you’re supposed to be checking off who can pick up the human dummy and who cant
and so you’re going down the list and ur like “next,,,,kang daniel?”
and you don’t look up when he steps over you just motion with your hand toward the dummy and you’re like “pick him up and walk three laps around the room”
and when you look up you almost drop your clipboard because ,,,, this handsome boy smiles and is like sure!! and uve never seen someone so happy to drag around a plastic human before
but there he is,,,,hosting the dummy up like it weighs n o t h i n g
and he turns to u and is like “can i try carrying two?” and ur like ,,,,uh,,,,,s,,,sure???
and once again he baffles you,,,picking up the other dummy and going on his merry way
and in what seems like the shortest period of time than everyone else you tested he does his three circles and stops in front of you
carefully setting the dummy’s down and wiping at his forehead,,,,that pretty grin on his face
and he’s like “all good??”
and ur like,,,,y,,,yes,,,,um,,,,,,,,yes you’re good
with a bow he says thanks and leaves the room and you’re like what,,,,,,who,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and you look down at his name again and you’re like “kang daniel,,,,,,,are you superhuman/!??!?!”
for the next week you can’t get him off your mind,,,and you’re sure it’s because he’s not only strong and cute but because you’ve been a TA for the program for this whole semester and no one has ever just looked that happy to do the tests
and one afternoon you’re eating lunch with a friend in the campus cafe when you spot daniel,,,,at a table with his health books stacked up near his tray (which is also stacked with food)
ad at some point ur friend is like heY,,, hEY stop staring you’re going to DROOL
and ur like !!!!!! WOOPS but they also nudge and are like “kang daniel huh? he’s cuuuuute~ go talk to him!!!” and ur like HA,,,I ,,,,,,,,wasn’tlookingathimiwaslookingathis,,,,,sandwich
and ur friend rolls their eyes but when u look back daniel???? is staring back at you
and when you make eye contact he perks up and waves and ur like ?????????? looking around and then pointing at urself and he nods and waves u over
and u get up and ur friend lets out a whistle as you go to sit beside him and ur like ,,,,hey,,,, and he smiles again and the way his cheeks go up and his teeth show is SO DAMN CUTE
and he’s like “not to sound full of myself but i noticed you were looking at me for a while, whats up?”
and you,,,,,,almost dIE of embarrassment on the spot because oh frick he saw you
but you’re also like o,,,oh i ,,,i was just,,,,,um,,,,,,ur the guy who carried two dummies at the test a week ago??? and i was like oH is that you or not you you kno-
but daniel just chuckles and closes his book
and he’s like “yep that was me,,,,,but i dont think thats why you were looking.”
and you feel ur mouth go dry and you’re like i,,,, um– but daniel just points to your friend with his pen and is like “do you think they’ll be ok with me stealing you away for a little date to the movie tonight?”
and ur like!!!!!!!!! ,,,, o,,,oh and u look at ur friend who just shooting hearts and thumbs up at u
and daniel is like lol they remind me of jisung but ur also like ,,,, i,,,i think ,,, they’ll be ok with that
and daniel winks,,,handing you the pen and rolling up his sleeve
and he’s like “here, write your number down and ill call u to set up a time”
and u cant believe it as you’re scribbling down ur number,,,,,but it’s true he calls u around 7 and u guys go see a movie and it’s adorable and daniel is a gentleman through and through paying for everything,,,,,telling you he likes the way you look all serious during the dramatic scenes,,,,holding your hand when he takes you back to your dorm
even a light kiss on your forehead,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it’s a dream come true
dating college!daniel: he is really good in all his classes but he tends to be LATE so he’s always rushing in the morning but he never fails to send you a ‘good morning, i love you’ text, doesnt really like coffee so u get into the habit of buying him smoothies and he thinks its cute how u remember this about him also those smoothies are really good for his vegetable intake u are so thoughtful, you and daniel adopt the newest paramedic trainee woojin, daniel is suchhhhh a tease he always sneaks up behind you when ur studying to wrap u up in his arms and kiss on your neck, jisung always makes faces when u guys pda but tbh he loVES seeing daniel so happy with you, seongwoo is like “im his original soulmate” but he’s just joking hehe, daniel sends u pics of cats he sees on the street, you guys get matching rings like a month into it because kang daniel goes HARD for love, favorite dates range from laser tag to night fireworks on the beach, thinks its cute when you wear his flannels to class or during finals because u guys are both studying and u cant see him so often but they remind you of him, daniel takes you with him to get his first tattoo and u hold his hand the whole time, he’s kinda bad at realizing he isnt invincible so sometimes ull find scrapes on him and have to bandage him up, did anyone say morning after laughter under the sheets: yeah i did for KANG DANIEL who loves skinship and YOU
griffin giving us a damn ass monologue about how much barry and lup loved each other when we all KNOW lup dies for good in faerûn + gets straight-up forgotten by everybody except lucretia and lich-barry is just so…….. Evil
So I don't want to be the client that's like "I know you're the expert that went to school for this, but I read about it on the internet so I know more than you." But I also know that sometimes I've disagreed with a vet on something that I'm PRETTY sure I'm right about (declawing, for example). How do I tell a good vet from a bad one? I go to one now that I think is pretty good, but I just wonder if I only think that because they agree with my preconceptions.
In medicine there are many shades of gray and multiple ways of doing something. Without the proper training it can be difficult to determine if something is “right” or not and the internet more often than not gets it wrong. Unfortunately now days it is very easy for something to get put up online that spreads and gets taken as gospel when it is far from the truth. I applaud people that take time to read up and learn but it isn’t the same as being trained in that subject. Reading something on the internet does not ever make anyone more knowledgeable than someone that went to school for a specific degree. Ever.
There a few things to look for though. Does your vet at least offer the very best medicine? That means if your dog is vomiting, a good vet will take a thorough history and suggest blood work or maybe radiographs.
A good vet always provides pain relief when an animal might be in pain.
A good vet will recommend testing a lump and not just look at it and say it’s fine. This is often where the internet and reality diverge. To most people the better vet is the one that simply gives medications and doesn’t bother with “expensive testing”, however without knowing what is wrong with your pet they are actually doing harm. Often the cheaper vets are truly not the better ones, they are simply perceived that way.
Good vets take time to answer questions and make you and your pet feel welcome and cared for. Good vets do this for all of their patients so sometimes will run late because they are helping a client or have to ask you to email or call in with your other questions so they can move on to the next.
Good vets will refer you out to a specialist if they know they are not the best person to take care of your pet.
Good vets recommend preventative medicine like vaccines, fecal tests, annual blood work, etc.
Good vets truly care about your pet and when they know there is no other option, will suggest euthanasia to end any suffering.
Good vets don’t provide treatments or advice over the phone or internet without seeing your pet because they know they could do harm.
Good vets are often the ones that commit suicide because they simply cannot deal with the hatred and vitriol they are all too often treated to. Instead of sacrificing their morals ,they sacrifice themselves.
The best part about dating your best friend (or, like, one of the best parts, because truth be told this is not the very best part) is probably that not that many people even see the fact that the dynamic of your relationship has changed.
At least, that’s how it is with Nico and Will. They sit together at lunch, just like they always have, and they spend their free period in the library with Will’s feet in Nico’s lap, just like they always have. Will still gives Nico a ride to and from school, and Nico still complains loudly about the tape stuck in the cassette player while Will tells him to put your feet down, you’re ruining the leather.
(The difference is that now more often than not they hold hands under the table at lunch, and pretty much every day they end up making out in the car in front of Nico’s house until Nico’s father comes to stand on the front steps and glare at them.)
So it really shouldn’t be this hilarious when it turns out not even their closest friends have realized they’re actually dating now.
“Okay, but real talk now”, Leo exclaims one Saturday afternoon when they’re all hanging out in his basement, Will sitting on the floor in front of a couch playing video games against Jason and Nico lying down with his head in Will’s lap. “Look at you two! You look so cute together!”
“Yeah, I’ve been thinking the same”, Piper chimes in, and Nico has to roll his eyes. “Plus, you’re both into guys, and you already have good chemistry. What would it hurt to try it out, hm?”
Nico would point out that it could hurt a lot, but since she’s not exactly wrong he doesn’t say anything, just smirks when his head jumps as Will snorts.
“Hear that, Neeks? Maybe we should try it out - you know, since we’d make such a cute couple.” There’s a laughter in his voice that everyone can hear, but only Nico knows how truly laughable the situation is.
He yawns mockingly and stretches, still looking at Will from the other boy’s lap. “I don’t know, how do I know you’re not an awful kisser? That’d totally be a deal breaker.”
Nico watches Will roll his eyes and bites his cheek not to laugh out loud. Leo is snickering in the background, and Piper is watching them with interest while Jason clearly tries to figure out if he should try to take part of the conversation or just keep playing, even if Will seems to no longer be paying attention.
“There’s only one way to find out, you know”, Leo points out, and it’s clearly meant to be teasing.
Nico thinks he’ll have the last laugh.
He lifts his arm and tangles his hand to Will’s curls, pulling his face down while simultaneously lifting himself up. Their lips meet halfway in a kind of crushing kiss, quick and playful and totally worth hearing Leo’s wolf whistle and Piper’s shrieks and Jason’s triumph as he beats Will in the game. Nico feels the grin on Will’s lips and deepens the kiss just enough for Jason to tell them to get a room before untangling his fingers and resting his head back on Will’s thigh.
“Nah, I think I could do better”, he teases with a wink and Piper giggles.
Will looks unnecessarily smug. “That’s not what you said last night.”
The embarrassment from the innuendo is totally worth it when all hell breaks loose around them in the form or Jason freaking out, Leo rolling in laughter and Piper collecting money from bets.
(thanks for the prompts, it’ll take a while to go through them!)
Imagine Steve wasn't in love with Bucky Barnes before his big freeze, but now he's falling head over heels for the Winter Soldier
Steve wasn’t confused
about his feelings. Not really. He’d been attracted to men just as much as he
had been women. He might’ve had to keep
his attraction to men fairly quiet until he woke up in the twenty-first
century, but he’d never been confused about feeling how he did.
The confusing part was
Bucky. Or, maybe the confusing part was
that it wasn’t Bucky. He wasn’t sure what the difference was, exactly, and what
it meant that he hadn’t been attracted to Bucky before he was the Winter
Solider, but he was now that Bucky wasn’t the Bucky he used to know.
He wasn’t sure if it was
the hair, or that shared life experience he’d mentioned to Natasha once, or if
it was something else that Steve thought, somewhere deep down, that he should
feel bad about because the change in Bucky had come at the expense of so much.
Bucky wasn’t the Bucky he
remembered and that difference made all the difference. He was darker and haunted and as strong as
–if not stronger- than Steve and there was something wily that shifted behind his eyes, sometimes, that
made Steve’s stomach flip.
Bucky noticed. And made sure to bring it up when he knew he’d
catch Steve off-kilter enough to talk about it (exhausted after sparring. Steve would be damned if Bucky hadn’t timed
it perfectly because he knew how good Steve thought he looked exhausted and
“You wanna do something
about it, or are you trying to see how frustrated you can make yourself?”
“What?” Steve sputtered. He wasn’t ready and didn’t know what to say
and felt guilty that he was attracted to Bucky (the Winter Solider) now that he
had seventy years of unspeakable horrors behind him. Steve wondered what that said about
Bucky sighed. “I see the way you watch me. Did you always do that?”
“You mean did I do it when
– Before?” Steve managed to keep his voice
Let it never be said that
Steve Rogers backed down from a confrontation.
Bucky nodded, watching
Steve carefully, searching his face for.
Something. When he finally spoke,
it was much quieter, secret-sharing. “I
was hoping you’d say that.”
“What?” Steve leaned back
against his locker. He was pretty sure
the wold was tilting on it’s axis.
“Steve, I – I’ve been
wandering around thinking you’re mooning over someone I’m not anymore and – and
it’s not true. You want me, not him. I mean – you know.”
Steve nodded. “Yeah, Buck.
I do. But what does that say
“-Stop. We’re both different. This might be the best excuse to finally forgive
yourself for the fact that seventy years just happened to change us both.”
It was Steve’s turn to
pick apart Bucky’s expression and when he’d done so to his satisfaction he
reached out towards Bucky, who leaned in in kind.
JARVIS ensured the locker
room was off-limits for the next week.
(First for the privacy of Captain Rogers and Sargent Barnes, and second
for the repairs necessary to the space once they were through with it).