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aki the geek is translating another interview with Hiramatsu on twitter. Predictably there are butts. She’s still translating right now!

Q: Skaters’ butts appear to be positioned higher compared to other people.

Hiramatsu: I was like “Really?” when Yamamoto told me about that. But when I actually watched some skaters, I noticed that the upper part of their buttocks is raised pretty high up there. Seriously, you could put things on their butts.

Also: 

Most of the cast is male, so I thought there’d be viewers who will interpret things in a certain way and get excited over them. But I certainly did not expect so many unexpected developments to happen in the actual series. 

“I expected people to think it’s gay, but I didn’t expect it to ACTUALLY BE GAY.”

Also much, much praise for Yamamoto-san. 

You think you can’t love Yuri Katsuki more...

…and then you realize that in Episode 2, when he gets anxious seeing how Yurio is more comfortable with Viktor… he goes to the Ice Castle to practice Figures. 

Originally posted by gameraboy

Let me geek out for a bit: 

School Figures or Compulsory Figures are an old staple of figure skating, that were taken out of competition after 1998 - lots of people didn’t like them because they were repetitive and boring to broadcast (Each skater had to do the exact same 6 to 12 figures (depending on the year) one after another, alternating both feet). Plus, historically they amounted anywhere between 20 and 60% of the total score. 

Very few skaters learn them anymore, as they are no longer deemed necessary to be competitive. 

Though they are believed to help develop stronger skating skills and give better symmetry  to the body and a better line, since you learn to use both legs rather than just favoring your dominant one. Many also think it helps to reduce injuries, particularly to the ankle. 

Anyway, when Viktor finally tracks Yuri down at the Ice Castle, Yuri is seen skating slowly in the background. He’s not just stroking or doing cross overs, he’s repeating the same pattern while alternating feet. 

Originally posted by keigoo

It makes total sense that Yuri does this to calm down. As I said, figures are repetitive in nature, and when you got anxiety problems, repetitive tasks can actually be quite soothing if it’s something you enjoy doing (I knit, for example). 

That he took the time to learn them when he didn’t have to (Yuri is 23 and the figures have been discontinued for almost 17 years by that point), say something both about him and about the people who coached him as a kid. His technique must actually be quite solid. 

Originally posted by kinbari14

  • Me after watching Yuri on Ice: I'm gonna be a figure skater, it's so amazing I can totally do this
  • Me: *breaks a sweat going to the kitchen*
So @aki_the_geek on Twitter translated a recent interview with Kubo

I’m not sure if all the tweets have been posted (I’ve only seen snippets of what they said here on Tumblr) but here are all of @ aki_the geek on Twitter’s tweets from the interview (in chronological order of her tweeting them). 

aloooot more under the cut it was just too long haha

Keep reading

Hanahaki
  • <p> <b>Me:</b> Do you know Hanahaki Disease is?<p/><b>Friend:</b> Yes. It is a fictional illness in which unrequited love causes the patient to coughs up flower petals, eventually leading to suffocation, and then die. Why?<p/><b>Me:</b> I think I might have it.<p/><b>Friend:</b> Oh come on. It is fictional disease, only exist in fiction. And it is impossible because you have zero ability to love anybody else but yourself.<p/><b>Me:</b> <p/><b>Me:</b> <p/><b>Me:</b> You are right.<p/><b></b> Hours Later<p/><b>Me:</b> *puking flower petals because all characters I love in the books/movies/anime never love me back*<p/></p>

Doodle Do! 

Here she is! Little Kitsch Witch Eunice (but you had better call her Nini if you don’t want your stuff stolen). This was a collaboration between myself and everyone in my art stream from this past Friday and Saturday. 

The colours, ideas, insiders - all very much a collab. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I hope to see you all again soon. 

I’ll be announcing my next livestream later on next week - keep your eyes open around Wednesday/Thursday. 

Cheerio! 

Seriously, I’m following hundreds of meth blogs and I can barely find one or two posts about it on my dash. When I get tweaked, I get stuck for hours on this fucking website so what the fuck are you guys doing with your spun self? I know I’m not the only on here without a life.