i just loved this moment a lot

you know how in that scene where pidge is cutting off her long hair and she just takes like this small moment to breath and closes her eyes….i think about that a lot bc pidge probably spent so long growing out her hair and was so happy that it was finally a length that made her feel comfortable and then she had to cut it all off and that probably felt like a huge step backwards but she did it bc she needed to find answers about her brother and dad and she was willing to sacrifice her comfort for that and anyway…..i love pidge so much

I’m the first person to admit that I’m a huge Destiel shipper. I mean, that ship is sailing for me like none other.

HOWEVER

12x12 was a big deal for those of us who sail that ship. I get it. There were a lot of great moments, but some of y’all wearing the Destiel goggles are downplaying and at worst, cancelling some super important stuff.

FAMILY

This is so important. It ain’t just about Dean and Castiel here. There was a super important moment cut out of the gifs I’ve seen floating around, but don’t worry, I fixed it.

Sail that ship here, my friends, but stop forgetting that Castiel is being welcomed into a family here. Sam and Dean. This scene isn’t about Castiel just admitting that he’s in love with Dean. If you ship it like I do? Great! See it that way.

But, PLEASE don’t cheapen the significance of Castiel’s “I love all of you.” It’s not a simple, “I love you [Dean].”

It’s this:

It’s “I love all of you [my family].”

Frankly, I would adore Destiel actually happening in canon because it would be so freaking important. Two main characters in a long running show, entering a non-heterosexual relationship. That would be huge for queer people like me, and tons of you.

But, in this moment in the show, cutting Sam out of the gifs and thus consideration, is a huge determent to the scene. To what Castiel’s love encompass. It’s bigger than just Dean here.

And that’s important.

It’s love for his Winchester siblings.

Mafumafu Tweets ー 02.17.17

Mafumafu: “That moment when someone said to me, “I heard that apparently turtles’ genders are determined when they hatch out of their eggs, so they become male if the surrounding temperature is less than 28℃ and female if the surrounding temperature is above 30℃. If you head over to a warm beach, there might just be a lot of female turtles there. I just caught onto something great, didn’t I?”, and I realized that at some point in time people had started to consider turtles as part of my love interest. The pain is overflowing.”

Mafumafu: “I’m at home almost all the time because of my projects, I’m working to my death at my job, I don’t really have any friends so I don’t go out to play much, there’s no way I’d cheat with someone based off of my personality, I wait around like a dog, and on top of that I think I’m the type that makes gloomy little cries of “woof, woof” while getting emotionally attached to someone, but when I think about how I’ll spend my life and die alone as a video uploader who never became popular and never received any chocolate, I want to cry”

Mafumafu: “However, though it’s only because it’s now that I can say this, I’ve (always) thought that surely a life of immersing yourself into music and your hobbies must be blissful. I’ve devoted a ton of time into my music activities, but I am so content with how each single day has both its fun and painful moments that I think I’d choose this life again if I had a chance to be reborn. Therefore, I thought I might even say that I will give up on romance wait what screw that I want to be blessed I want to be bles”

Race to the Edge Season 4 Spoilers

Okay, I actually LIKED Heather this season

A lot

It’s not even big things, it’s just that I loved those little moments.

- “They’re green.” That was straight up sass and I loved it. She looked so smug. That was my favorite.

- Heather and Hiccup going undercover was cool. And very hot, honestly. Heathcup is sinful and I’m getting tingles thinking about it.

- HER WAR CRY MADE ME CRY IT WAS SO GREAT.

- All of her interactions with Dagur.

- That “hi” she said in Hiccup’s plan. She certainly lives up to the Berserker name.

- “Our people” So she really is a chieftess now, and it’s pretty cool

confusedtomlinson  asked:

I just followed u on Instagram and I just wanna say omg!!! Your feed is soooOOOooo pretty 😍

Oh my, thank you! And thank you for following! 

Btw if you have time, please do check out my instagram  (username: nag_aaral). The feed features a lot of black and white / neutral tones at the moment. Here’s a photo for your reference:

Thank you!

How They Met

Hey everyone,

My name is Morgan, I’m 20 years old and have been a part of the One Direction fanbase for 5 years this month!! This is my first blurb on this blog and I’m open to any criticism. Here’s to hoping you enjoy my writing and want some more!! Requests are always open so shoot some our way!! My blog is @Netflix-Nouis13 so if you ever need someone to message I’m over there 85% of the time!! Hope ya’ll have a good Saturday night!!

All the love,

Morgs <3


“Love, do you remember the first time we met?” Harry inquires

“Yeah, I was a proper mess. I’d never seen you in concert before, I had just gotten out of the foster care system and was barely 20. You had just turned 21.”

“Yeah, I remember! On The Road Again was almost over, so I guess I was closer to 22. We had just gotten back to London for our last few shows.” He rambles

“Look at us now, I never would have thought I’d be in this position. I only dreamt of being friends with you, and now we’re in a relationship.”

“Couldn’t imagine falling in love with anyone else,” Harry replies



Harry was the only constant in y/n’s life. She had a lot of past issues that she didn’t really know how to deal with, the biggest of those being abandonment. Y/n was put up for adoption the moment she was conceived and never truly had a family that loved her. That was until she met Anne Cox at a One Direction concert. Y/n attended alone, but made sure she had some of the best seats in the house. She waved a sign that said “You saved me from myself,” written on it. When Harry saw the girl behind the sign, his heart swelled. He immediately blew her several kisses before continuing the show. When he ran backstage for an outfit change, he told his mum to go find the girl waving the neon pink sign. Anne did exactly that.

When Anne found y/n she had mascara stains on her face, an old summer dress on and some white converse that should have been thrown away 3 years ago, Anne immediately gave her a large hug and put a backstage pass around her neck.

“What’s this?” y/n would ask

“S’ a backstage pass. Harry wants to meet you.”

y/n had never smiled bigger

What Makes You Beautiful was the last song of the night and one of y/n’s all-time favorites. She sang her heart out as the lads sang and once the show was finished she made her way towards a security guard. The security guard guided her back towards the dressing rooms where she could hear a laugh that only One Direction fans would know. It was Niall Horan’s! Y/n followed the laugh to a room filled with four of the most beautiful lads she had ever seen. Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and last but certainly not least, Harry Styles. She shyly knocked on the outside of the door.

“Ello Love, come in.” she heard a husky voice say

“We don’t bite.” Another chimed in

“I’m kinda a mess.” She’d reply before entering the room

“Let’s have Louise fix you right up then.” Harry said guiding you to Lou’s chair

You sat down on the chair and Lou brings over makeup wipes.

“Hiya, I’m Louise, but you can call me Lou. H said you needed some help. What seems to be the trouble?” she rambled

“I just have makeup all over my face from crying.” y/n mumbled

“Well, let’s fix you right up. I have makeup wipes and moisturizer,” Lou says handing you a wipe

“Thank you,” you reply shyly

“S’ not a problem, dear!” she chirps

She quickly fixes you up and guides you back to where the lads are.

“Y/n, One Direction; One Direction, y/n” Louise introduces

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SO JUST HEAR ME OUT
Story Time,
Like what if for some reason Adrien got to run into Ladybug on a rainy day, and she just ran like right into him because she’s Marinette and she’s clumsy but then they have this umbrella sharing moment, you know, kind of like the first time that made Marinette fall in love with him in the first place. And then you know, just a lot of them being cute and stuttering.
I am so sorry that I just had a full rant about that
It’s such a cute ship though my obsession is real.

anonymous asked:

OKAY WHY THE FIRST TIME AUDIO IS IMPORTANT. Yurio teasing Beka would totally happen. 10/10, cause my son is a little shit. Yuri was basically trying to talk himself into being okay at the start (or that's how it kinda felt to me) and I loved that cause you could tell he was nervous, but he still really wanted to be that intimate with Otabek, even though it presumably scared him a little. AND HOW YOU WERE REALISTIC ABOUT HOW MUCH PREP YURI WOULD NEED cause most people leave that out so WELL DONE.

PREPPING IS SO IMPORTANT PSA MORE PEOPLE NEED TO INCORPORATE THAT MORE

I agree with you completely anon it wasn’t meant to be anything sexy- this audio was meant to be real, raw emotion for a moment while two people become so vulnerable to each other. It was sloppy, it was shaky, it was a new step in their relationship- and a lot of people I know don’t understand just how impactful making love is to a couple. Sexy comes later, but for the first time, it’s all just love and trust. Pure, exposed, love and trust.

Also yes Yuri teasing is what gives me life if you can’t have a good laugh while having sex what’s the point my dude

anonymous asked:

HI, I would like to have a reading focused on my love life, or lack thereof. Ive been single for 3 years and have only had one relationship. Could you use the Nicoletta Ceccoli deck please? :)

Knight of Discs

I’m sorry honey, but love isn’t going to just fall into your lap like cookie crumbs. The Knight of Discs is about devotion, and sometimes you have to really out in effort to get yourself out there. It’s also about shaking things up. If you have a place you go to try to meet up with people, and you keep trying to no avail, then chances are it’s not working!

Okay i’m going to take a moment to poke fun at myself as an explanation. I’m single. As hell. And that’s probably has a lot to do with the fact that I’m in a small town with minimal options. It also has to do with the fact that I’m usually home in comfy pants and a robe that looks like a raccoon. And I will continue to be single as long as I’m chilling at home in a raccoon robe. If I change that introverted habit I’d probably be more likely to get a girlfriend.

Same thing goes for you. Don’t hide your cute self in a raccoon robe in your bedroom.

Lovely Shy / Request: Anon

Good day guys! I’m sorry I’m always inactive at the moment - I got a lot to do lately… but here we go! Cute little Headcanons are on their way! Thank you for your request!

Bill:
- Oh he would just tease you a lot because of your shyness
- Like imitating what you said and how you stand or what you do with your hands
- He would make you nervous on purpose
- To be honest, he wouldn’t understand how someone could be so shy and restrained I mean he ripped the teeth out of a deer at his first meet but hey, must be an human thing
- Please don’t take his teasing too serious even though it seems really harsh, he just loves you and we all know how far he can go for some little fun
- Don’t think he would help you in any situation with talking for you instead, he would just stand next to you and watch you 
         - on the one hand because he is sadistic 
         - on the other hand because he thinks you can do it, you just got your                own way to manage it
- He only takes the lead when it takes really too much time and he gets bored
- Be prepared to be brought in many situations where you shyness takes over and is tested, he likes to watch you in these scenes and to analyse it like a mad scientist doing an experiment
- But he would also kind of help you with your confidence like he would tell you that there’s nothing to shy about and scared of, they are only humans unlike him, a powerful demon being, which you managed to love you, so you could fuck it up as much as you want and and nothing would happen 
- Except when you’re meeting his friends, then beware

Dipper:
- He’s the one of all of them who understand best since he’s actually pretty introverted himself
- So he would never make fun of you or anything but always be careful and tell you it’s alright when you’re upset because of your shyness
- He wouldn’t make you change yourself with getting more confident because he loves you the way you are, if you are shy or not, whatever you like, he loves you
- But if you want to change that and get more confident, he would gladly do it with you and help you and you could help him as well it’s only a win-win chance
- He would help you in some situations and talk for you if you really feel uncomfortable
         - That actually makes him feel confident since he could protect his lover               this way
- If someone dares to make fun of you because of it, he would snap and have an argument with that person which he of course wins because damn did you hear that boy argue? He got some powerful arguments and forgets all his shyness
- He would always make sure you felt comfortable when you meet new people or had to talk infront of a crowd or anything, he’d always ask you first if it was alright for you and if you wanted to do it or not
          - if you say yes; he’d be super proud
          - if no: he’d still be proud because you dared to say how you feel and it              would absolutely be alright with him
- He is also shy at events but he goes with you anyway because they could be actually fun and you guys could miss something if you didn’t go, also you two got each other to concentrate on if it gets too uncomfortable there

Mabel:
- Totally extrovert with an introvert is the best mitxture e v e r  of a couple 
- Like it’s super adorable: if you don’t feel like talking, she would talk instead for you and no one would bother because she talks so much and so loud the people wouldn’t be audible if they complained
- Also she would make sure if you felt comfortable but unlike Dipper, she’s not one with words then, but someone who rather acts instead
          - She can easily sense when you feel not comfortable and would change             the situation then for you to make you feel safe again
- But don’t forget, she’s an extrovert, she needs to meet new people and all the things with it all the time, so she would take you to every event and in every situation but don’t be scared: you got her back, she would be always by your side, never leave you alone if you don’t well well on your own and spend the time with her friends and also you, you are important to her and she wants to include you in everything she does
           - So even when you wouldn’t feel too uncomfortable because you are                  safe with her and can count on her not letting you down
- Also how much she loves being in crowds, she loves spending time with you alone and just be at home and cuddle and everything where you can be yourself
- She finds your shyness super adorable and never ever thought about changing it or help you getting more confident, she never questioned it because it’s a part of you and she loves every single part you got, she would never change anything on you
             - But be prepeared to get numb ears when you speak quiet and even stutter or just are quiet; she squeaks like a guinea pig because you’re too cute
- She’s sometimes a bit reckless so just remind her, she wouldn’t even be mad, but immediatley do what’s best for you

Stanford:
- Though he acts confident, he’s also actually pretty introverted 
- So he would also understand your actions
- He’d also help you out with maybe not fully talk for you, but if you lost your words, he would throw some subjects into the conversation which give you news ideas 
            - “And ….uh…ah…”
            - “This reminds me a bit of [….] come to think of it.”
            - “Ah yes exactly! So  […]”
- He thinks you have to learn to deal with such situations so he would just let you talk when you met new people so you could learn to feel more relaxed then
- He’d also calm you down with telling you these are only humans who can’t do much too you, unlike the monsters he met in the portal, if you met them, you should be afraid, he told you
 - He loves to be alone with you so he wouldn’t bother much on not meeting new people , it’s even a win for him to not having to socialize  right now
- Don’t worry of any big events or anything: He doesn’t like them, so you two wouldn’t go except you wanted, then you have to convince him
- It may seems cold how he knows how you feel and still leaves you on your own, but actually he doesn’t, he just wants you to earn some confidence so you dare to say what you want
            -  Because he knows you’re intelligent and got great things to say and                   the people should know what you are capable of 
- But all in all, he also loves you with your shyness, it’s adorable and makes you understand him easier what nobody does, what he’s actually pretty thankful for
- So everytime you’re in such a situation and he notices your discomfort, he reminds himself what you would do for him and make sure you feel comfortable again

Gideon:
- Since he’s the center of Tv shows and popularity in this branche, be prepared to be faced with cameras or people noticing you two easily
- He still would do the interviews but you wouldn’t have a chance to say anything anyway because he talks the reporter to death
- Also everyone would love you because look how great he talks of you!! And everyone would find your shyness also adorable god the people love you you’re a star since you’re on his side
- If you’re feeling too uncomfortable, make him notice it because he’s really bad at sensing someone’s feelings, I mean really bad, he’s horrible at it
- If you signaled him, he would then make the reporter leave, of course in his manipulative way
- He’d always talk for you when reporters come and even asked you
- But if you want to say anything then, just do it and he will watch you proudly
- He doesn’t care if you’re shy or not, he loves you and only you, he even finds your shyness terribly adorable
- If someone dares to make fun of your shyness, the person is dead. The person is being missed since friday
                 - Okay no he wouldn’t actually kill them but he would arrange some                    of his guards to show that guy where’s his place and make sure he                    never dared to even look at you in a wrong way
- He wouldn’t ask you if you wanted to go to an event or not because he doesn’t think that you might have a problem with it
                  - Also don’t worry, he would never leave you alone, he always has                     an arm around you and talks with you and has you by his side, he                     went there with you and not with anybody else

Things I’ve Realized Obsessively Rewatching EE n’ E
  • I simultaneously ship Kevin and Rolf and Kevin and Nazz in equal amounts and I’m not sure how to deal with this. Honestly the three all have chemistry so I might ship an OT3 at this point.
  • I can’t decide if Jimmy is gay or not because on the one hand, Jimmy has a lot of moments that imply it, and the other hand, he dreams of Sarah with hearts surrounding both of them and they’d be really cute together and maybe he’s bi? IDK I can’t decide.
  • Rolf is 100% amazing and I love him.
  • Seeing Ed angry in ‘Little Ed Blue’ was genuinely offputting and distressing and angry Ed is just wrong.
  • Kevin isn’t really as much of an asshole as I remember him as. I mean, he’s nasty to the Eds but he generally seems like a cool dude. I’d hang out with him.
  • May is precious and pure and must be protected from everything and her buck teeth are plain precious.
  • I honestly prefer Lee over Marie and have come to the conclusion that Marie is the least favorite Kanker
  • LET EDDY HAVE HIS DAMN QUARTERS.
  • I really ship Kevin and Rolf and I need validation for this.
  • Edd losing his mind in ‘Cleanliness is Next to Edness’ may be my favorite thing in the world and I am cruel for it.
  • Man, Edd and Eddy are gay for each other, I shipped it as a child and I STILL can’t believe I didn’t pick up on all the gay.
  • Ed is still a very good boy who should be loved and appreciated for his good boy-ness.
  • Nazz is a super nice girl and I would also hang out with her she is kind and good.
  • Jonny being a delivery squirrel in ‘Hanky Panky Hullabaloo’ was possibly the most precious thing I’ve ever seen and I demand more delivery squirrel Jonny please. He’s just precious.
  • Marie is extremely overrated and Lee is underrated, but May is still the most pure Kanker sister.
  • Edd’s concern over the laws of physics being broken is the best fucking thing ever and I love how he questions reality every once and a while, it brings me life.
  • They sure left a lot of hints that Eddy was abused, it’s really shocking that there wasn’t some conspiracy theory surrounding that  that got validated by the movie, was there one that I missed? Because it seems likely.
  • I need to see  more Kevin/Rolf in this fandom they have such a good dynamic somebody please.

anonymous asked:

i just hope some that baekyeol shipper can stop assuming too much into a thing(ex: the 'chanyeol' hand). its just becoming so embrassing and we look so desperate to hve 'baekyeol moment'. even owner of the insta hve to clear up the misunderstanding. i mean can we just sit n chill without fckinh assuming everything is baekyeol related. stop commenting things that we arent sure its real or not. they could be just a really close friend. i love baekyeol to death but this just getting out of hand.

I can totally see what you’re saying, like I tend to assume quite a lot, and I find myself annoying because of that. But assuming is such a natural thing to us humans it’s not like we can actually stop. I mean I agree, assuming so much it goes overboard is really bad because it could cause bad rumors or hurt feelings, but I think it’s ok to assume things because we do that very thing possibly everyday. 

It’s not bad to assume it’s just the way we shippers tend to execute it is kinda on the negative side. But even the people who tell us to stop shipping them and saying that they are just friends are assuming just as much. Sure, their assumptions are probably more likely to be right then ours but they don’t know these people either nor do they know more than we do, so isn’t it right for me to say that they are assuming as well? Assumptions are not as bad as pushing or forcing a ship on the people involved because that is something that could be stopped almost immediately with just a simple phrase like “sorry to break it to you but that’s my hand” and boom the assumptions die down because voila~ the facts have been given.

So assuming is not so bad because it could immediately be stopped and unless it’s bringing harm to someone then I think it’s ok to assume what you’d like.

I’m not trying to bring your opinion down or anything because I really do agree with you, we shippers tend to assume a lot, but me speaking honestly, it’s not too bad.

karaluthrs  asked:

supergirl!

thanks!!

  • my all-time ultimate fave character: LENA LUTHOR
  • a character I didn’t used to like but now do: astra
  • a character I used to like but now don’t: ….idk
  • a character I’m indifferent about: winn 
  • a character who deserved better: james like why doesn’t he have any screen time just ??
  • a ship I’ve never been able to get into: kara and man hell
  • a ship I’ve never been able to get over: Supercorp!!!
  • a cute, low-key ship: karolsen (but like it’s not low key for me i love them a lot!!)
  • an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it: i think winn and james would be cool!!
  • a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened: kara and man hell
  • my favourite storyline/moment: alex’s coming out
  • a storyline that never should have been written: man hell…please focus on the girls again
  • my first thoughts on the show: i was interested in watching it about a year ago 
  • my thoughts now: i love it … katie is just!!!

send me a tv show

so if there’s one single trope i’m always down to fight it’s the animal bride (folklore motif 402??) which a lot of you are probably familiar with as the selkie - the fisherman either falls in love, steals her skin to trap her on land/gain power over her, or they fall in love and THEN he steals her skin to keep her from leaving, and either way she spends a lot of time gazing sadly out to sea and then she or her child finds the skin and never returns again.
and that’s awful on a whole lot of levels - it’s not love, it’s control.

BUT. but the thing is. you how selkies/seal women was a pretty common variation of this? another really popular one was swans.

i just want you to think about that for a moment. swans. like…I get it, they’re pretty, graceful birds, certainly it’s easy to imagine them magically becoming pretty graceful ladies? but have you ever fought a swan. swans are awful. swans are the devil’s geese. imagine seeing a pretty magic lady and being absolutely enchanted by her, and stealing her magic feather cloak, and then you go up and say ‘hey i’m in love with you, let me make you my queen, it will be great, we’ll be so happy’ and she just looks at you for a moment and…

you know i was going to say maybe she just shouts for her sisters and suddenly you’re realizing you’ve made a terrible terrible mistake bc you’re surrounded by big fucking birds who are all hissing. but honestly if this swan lady is as aggressively down to brawl as any other generally unhappy swan, then she’d straight up fuck you up on her own. she’d just deck you roundhouse, honestly. you don’t fuck with swans. why does this trope exist

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I’m sure there’s a bunch of Yuri on Ice x ballroom AUs out there but here’s another hahaha. I’ve been wondering about it since the two of them danced together at that afterparty, so it was a lot of fun to sketch them out ;D

A bit afraid to continue it any further though because while I EXTREMELY love any form of dance, I don’t know a whole lot about dancesport (just researching it for an evening got me dizzy lol). I just don’t want to draw it wrong, considering how important posture/line/expression/etc is. 

But anyways! Bottom two pics are some sketch/character info. I like to think Yuuri focused mostly on standard, but is secretly quite good at latin (revealed in a drunken moment perhaps heh). And Victor has had his vain streak bumped up a notch, but is no less skilled. I was on the fence about him being injured but I felt it might humanize him a bit more to have him be in the middle of some sort of personal hardship. Ahhh still in yoi withdrawal oh well…

*EDIT* I forgot to mention I totally drew this while thinking about Inoue Satou’s 10 Dance manga! If you haven’t read that (it IS bl though), please go read it. It is amazing!

Hey you. Yes, you.

I just wanted to take a moment to say that whether or not your fic makes it on to rec lists, or gets a lot of reblogs, and regardless of whether or not you get nominated for awards, or make it onto lists of authors people should read, you still matter. Someone, somewhere, appreciates you. They love the thing that you wrote. They squealed, and flailed, and probably messaged their friend about it at 2am in the morning. You have written sentences that have made peoples’ hearts flip-flop in their stomachs and have little moments of ‘oh I wish I’d thought of that! Headcanon!’.

You are still a writer, and a damn good one at that.

Okay so as basically every other person out there I am blown away by the latest Yuri on Ice episode and in a state where I just have to rant about it to even think about calming down. Prepare for lots of Viktor, and also both our precious Yuri’s.


 With just one look and one line of dialogue, the whole show turned on its head and we can now watch it from a completely different perspective, more correctly, Viktor’s.

FOLLOW ME UNDER THE CUT TO READ A MEGA RANT I PILED UP IN SOME HOURS ABOUT VIKTOR NIKIFOROV AND A LOT OF REFERENCES TO THE FUTURE 

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things i loved about moana

-chief moana, not princess moana
-david bowie crab was fab
-moana and maui putting their hair up in BUNS while doing shit like wow that’s such a little thing but so realistic
-moana cried A LOT and i loved it like it wasn’t really ever a “helpless princess moment” where they cry because it’s the low point of the movie. she cried when she was happy, when she was sad, when she was angry, when she was confused like a lot but it was just really nice to see from someone who cries like 24/7
-the music holy shit
-like from the opening song my jaw dropped it was just so beautiful
-stingray grandma every damn time was beautiful
-sassy beautiful ocean
-moana and maui’s friendship
-te fiti and te ka are AWESOME

Just a lot of good shit honestly go watch moana

Okay so just like everyone else I am also in love with Victor and Yuuri in episode 6, but can we take a moment to talk about the other skaters in the Chinese competition? Because they offer a lot of diversity and actually all have their own motivations and backstories and I think they’re worth taking a look at.

Let’s go chronologically, so starting with Phichit:

He’s the first Thai skater to perform to “Shall we skate”, which is pressure in and of its own, but add to it the fact that it’s a popular piece in competition and many fans and judges already know it well, he has to exceed not only expectations but the previous famous performances. But let’s not forget that the song comes from the first movie he saw and has huge emotional value for him - it’s not just his desire to be wow the crowd which already knows the piece, he’s skating to it because of a genuine connection he has to the song. And this is most likely reason for why he succeeds. Like Yuuri says “He’s made the music his own”, which grants him a new personal best score in the end.

Next we’ve got Guang Hong Ji, whom we don’t actually know much about. He’s 17, landed third place in the American competition and is now competing in his home country. I think fair to say that if you take that and consider the fact that he’s performing after Phichit’s amazing performance, he’s more than a little stressed:

In a way, I feel like he’s most similar to Yuuri here. He’s scared and under pressure, but he also does his best to find his confidence and lands his first quad toe loop. We don’t actually know much about his performance apart from the fact that he’s sixth by the end of the short programs (which allow me to remind you is similar to Yuuri from the previous year). (But he still believes he can do better in the free program.)

Next we’ve got Georgi Popovich and I genuinely love him. His theme is ‘heatbreak’ after, well…

That happened. He’s basically skating out of bitterness and a sense of being betrayed by his ‘true love’ and he puts all of himself into the performance, so much so that he’s actually crying while skating. His program is a visual presentation of his desire for vengeance and he nails it because of how much he connects to the piece and the emotions behind it. Y’all can laugh at his coral blue lipstick and Ursula face and failed smoky eyes but this boy knows what he’s doing and he rocks his Carabosse persona, and scores second place in the short program as whole.

After that comes Leo de la Iglesia (I really appreciate that they chose to make someone Hispanic represent America in then anime) and his performance is special in the competition because it features no quads, as he decides to focus on the performance the artistic part of skating (sounds a bit like what Victor tells Yuuri, don’t it?). Leo comments on it, saying that “It’s a song I like so I just want to skate the way I see the music. That’s all.” Leo wants to fill the world with things he likes and that’s why he skates.

If we look at his flashback, he says that he has no idea how he would have found courage in himself

Basically he skates because he loves music and loves the song to which he’s skating so he can score high points even without difficult jumps. He ends up third after the short program so I think it’s fair to say that he has a point.

And then there’s Christophe Giacometti and honestly what is this man.

It’s hard writing about him seriously because I immediately feel like laughing but he’s basically the foil to Yuuri’s eros with his own erotic expression which is not the innocently seductive performance that Yuuri shows us. Nah, man, Chris goes all out. Like, getting a boner during his performance level of all out. He’s not just in touch with his sexuality, it’s like he’s in love with it. Sex appeal is his thing to the point of autoerotic arousal on ice. And yeah, it looks weird to us (though I love the butt), but Minako clearly loves it, so there must be something to it.

I just really appreciate that they actually took the time to create backstories for all of these characters and show us their internal thoughts and feelings and make them feel like they have some sort of personalities and aren’t just ‘evil competition that Yuuri has to defeat to move forward’. They’re all their own people with their own quirks and little things that drive them forward and I love it because the anime really didn’t have to go through so much effort to show us such a pleasantly varied, diverse and enjoyable cast (especially that most of them will be gone by ep 8).

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Jumin Han // Viktor Nikiforov outfit swap~

I just wanted to draw Viktor in his suit (because that’s my weakness) but as I was sketching it was beginning to look a lot like Jumin… so then my brain went like: ok but consider this. these two guys are ruining my life at the moment.