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Aesthetics for the Houses

Gryffindor: Sucking on sugar cubes, giggling behind your hand, long car rides with friends, opening windows to let in fresh air, running barefoot through grass, burning your tongue on food that was too hot, the view from tall buildings, the sun warming your skin, doorbells, summer camp, fierce eyeliner and bold lipstick, deep v-necks accessorized with a flirty smile, rough hands and soft hearts, brightly colored cocktails, laughing too hard at a dumb joke, crumpling up paper and throwing it into a trashcan across the room, card games, letting your hair down, opening doors, and skinny dipping.

Ravenclaw: Waking up late on a rainy day, warm coffee on a cold morning, scrunched eyebrows, color-coding everything, bags under your eyes, passing notes to your friends, long fingernails, jumping in puddles, charm bracelets, comfortable silences, orchestras, velvet ribbons, french braids, dark eyelashes, chewing ice cubes, train rides, staring out the window, curling up with a pet, being alone in the forest, the smell of the earth after it rains, staying up late to watch the stars, rearranging your room, biting your tongue, painting your toes different shades, cold glasses, chokers, watching a play, musical compositions, roman numerals, doodling on your hand, and mirrors.

Hufflepuff: Skirts that flow behind you, eyes that sparkle in the light, tea, picking flowers for your mom, laughing so hard you can’t catch your breath, denim shorts and crop tops, forts made out of sheets, pixie cuts, scrunching up your nose, rosy cheeks, freckles across your nose, bohemian tapestries on walls, dancing around the room with friends, apartments with brick walls in the city, sleeping by huge windows, drinking alcohol on rooftops, shirts rolled to the elbows, cute buns, birds sitting on telephone wires, fogged up glass, strumming a guitar, smiling so much that your cheekbones ache, climbing tall trees, contagious laughter, Polaroid pictures, and mosaics with colored glass.

Slytherin: Raising one eyebrow, martinis, marble statues, soft fur blankets on leather couches, tapping your fingernails against a hard surface, perfectly winged eyeliner, sly smirks, champagne flutes, pencil skirts, footprints in fresh snow, tree houses, wandering around the city at night, quotes that describe you perfectly, black and white photography, french perfume, black silk, lingerie, combing wet hair, proving people wrong, shopping with your best friends, mint leaves, keeping a diary, silver rings, staying up all night, black coffee, hand mirrors, little black dresses, pine trees, vanilla scented candles, mascara, stone walls, leather jackets and red lipstick, wine corks, and photo albums.

Aesthetics & Color Palettes

Aries: volcano, fireplace, red lipstick/nails, grapefruits, canyon, leather, campfire, lava lamp, melted chocolate, roasted/toasted marshmallows.

Taurus: trees, coffee/hot chocolate, Christmas sweaters, water lilies, pink roses, presents, autumn leaves, pancakes/crepes, paved streets, comfy blanket. 

Gemini: tornado, yellow cabs, crowded citiy, lemons, joker card, sand clock, clouds, roller coaster ride/funfair, ice cream, trains. 

Cancer: pearls, old books, woollen scarfs, pocket watch/clock, dried flowers, the Moon, ocean, tearful eyes, babies, lip balms. 

Leo: the Sun, champagne, theaters, gold watch/jewelry, crown, lions/felines, sunflowers, fireworks, candies, glitter clothes. 

Virgo: libraries, bathrooms, anatomy/medical books, mountains, ice/snow, grey sky, organized desk, forest, cactuses.  

Libra; cotton candy, marshmallows, flowers, swans, fans, sculptures, peace sign, macarons/pastries, tutus/ballerinas, sunglasses.

Scorpio: red apples, blood stains, satin sheets, dark streets, abandoned mansion, dark sky/thunderstorm, dark chocolate/coffee grounds, lace, candy canes, potion bottles.

Sagittarius: airplanes, tropical jungle, arrows, cinnamon/spices, dark blue starry sky, haunted house, vinyls, mountains, road signs, cars.

Capricorn: suits, black eyeliner and eyeshadow, wine bottles, pillows, guitar, notebooks and office supplies, coffee, newspapers, boats, blackboard. 

Aquarius: dreamcatchers, butterflies, smartphones/technology items, jellyfishes, rings, feathers and birds, neon lights, dark lipstick, tattoos, quotes/pictures about freedom. 

Pisces: mermaids, ocean/lake/water, shells, tears, paintings, fog, mosaic, bed and sheets, dolphins, poetry books. 

Training/Fighting Starters Lets get ready to rumble!

“You did not just try to kick me there!”
“That tickled.”
“Are you okay?! Did I hit you too hard?”
“I’m seeing stars.”
“Do birds go moo instead of tweet?”
“I am so sorry!”
“That looks bad…”
“You broke my nose.”
“You have one hell of a punch!”
“I dare you to try!”
“Come at me bro!”
“I WILL defeat you!”
“You cannot beat me.”
“This is fun!”
“You’re fun!”
“Augh!”
“Ugh…”
“How many fingers do you see?”
“That’s going to hurt in the morning.”
“Why can’t I beat you?!”
“Better luck next time.”
“Next time I will win!”
“I think you gave me a concussion.”
“Twinkle twinkle little-” and down they go!
“The student has surpassed the teacher.”
“I accept defeat.”
“You win!”
“NOT THE FACE!”
“I’m proud of you.”
“That was my favorite tooth.”
“Give up!”
“No you don’t!”
“Here, let me help you up.”
“Can you teach me how to do that?”
“I admire your skills.”
“We need to get you to the hospital.”
“Yeah, it’s broken.”
“Got ya!”
“What just happened?”
“Lollipop…lollipop… Oh lolli lolli lolli-”

That ADHD thing where
  • friend: *speaks*
  • me: *nods, sips iced lemonade*
  • my train of thought: would you look at this little ice cubes, they're melting, oh this reminds me so much of the Arctic and it's so sad, DAMN CLIMATE CHANGE, it's becoming too hot and the polar bears are gonna die, speaking of polar bears and hot, why the fuck would you take an animal that needs to live where it's fucking freezing to a goddamn zoo in the middle of a city, that shit is crazy, zoo animals are so mistreated, which by the way is an issue not completely overlooked but romanticized in the movie 'Madagascar', I can't believe their nerve, why u always fuckin' lying, zoos are terrible in reality, well at least they decided to free them and let them live their lives, but no, those animals are fucking stupid and WANT to go back, what kind of crap
  • friend: *still speaking, oblivious to the fact that my brain is far, far away*
  • me: (interrupting) WHY THE FUCK WOULD THE ANIMALS FROM 'MADAGASCAR' WANT TO GO BACK TO THE ZOO, LIKE, U GOT A GORGEOUS ISLAND TO EXPLORE, GO LIVE YO LIFE, LET'S BOICOT ZOOS, SAY NO TO ANIMAL EXPLOITATION, PROTECT POLAR BEARS, VEGAN POWER
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[Partly translation + My opinion] Shizuka’s role in Yuzuru’s career

I can never imagine how different everything will turn out today if Mao was qualified for 2006 Turino Olympics (she was 15, too young at that time for it). Because with her talent at that time, there’s chance that she might get gold at Turino.

Anyway, it’s just my guess, and anything can happen, but I still sometimes wonder like that because Shizuka, and especially because she is the 2006 Turino Olympic champion, plays such a huge role in Yuzuru’s career. Beside the inspiration Yuzuru got from an Olympic champion also from Sendai, Shizuka also helped him so much with his training. 

In this video, they show that after winning Turino, in the PC, Shizuka was concerned with the young skaters in Sendai because the ice rink she has been training in Sendai was closed down. The significance of the only Olympic gold medal made it possible for the government of Miyagi and Sendai to support the re-opening of Ice Rink Sendai and Shizuka gave a skating lesson there a year later, which Yuzuru participated in :D

According to Aoi Hono, due to the close down of the rink, Yuzuru initially thought that he would have to give up skating for at least 2-3 years. Keeping skating skills without on-ice training is difficult, and Yuzuru has the kind of body that loses muscle mass very quickly (for example, he didn’t have practice for 10 days after 3/11, and he couldn’t do any jumps because his thigh muscles were weakened so much), so I think it would be very hard for him to be competitive if Ice Rink Sendai is closed for any longer.

Also, after 3/11, Shizuka also supported Yuzuru financially so that he can get his training, and it was such an important year in his senior career.

For these two occasion, I’m very grateful for Shizuka, and to the fact that she won the Olympics so that she could do what she did. And with Yuzuru winning Sochi Olympics and donated all the profit of his autobiographies to Ice Rink Sendai, I wonder whose talent will be nurtured from this place? :3

Here’s some interesting related materials: 

1. Interview with young Yuzuru when they reopened Ice Rink Sendai

2. Interview from Shizuka’s lesson at Ice Rink Sendai, Yuzu was such a star of the show haha

OMG Look at how he still gracefully crossed his legs in that situation!!!!! Boy is extra since forever!! XD

Ways Yuri On Ice could’ve actually been a great show aka tips for S2:

-Show us more of the technical side of skating. SHOW THE TRAINING. Show skaters off the ice, training, failing, learning, and what it takes to actually develop and master those moves they performed for their routines. If this show wants to be a sports anime then actually show the sports and all that goes with it.

-Teach us more about ice skating. Show more about how the scoring works and the technicalities of different moves, the details of what each move entails. ( i now know as little about ice skating as i did before the show except for a few choice words like salchow) 

-Show depth, backstory, and character development of side-characters (Minami, Leo, Seung-gil, etc.) We know only a few traits of these characters and that’s it. In comparison to other sports animes, yoi does a really poor job of establishing characters outside of the main-trio. Most characters just feel like cardboard characters only there for show. 

 -Even in the main trio, there’s a lot left unsaid. Give Viktor’s backstory and explore his character more. Viktor is still a mystery for the most part. Tell us more about Yuri and his family. Why didn’t his grandfather make it to his very important performance?

-Solidify the fact the main couple is infact in a romantic relationship without any ambiguity. If one of the selling points of the show is a canon gay relationship then there is no reason for there to be any sort of doubt or confusion on this matter for anyone. It should be clear to everyone like how het relationships are on other animes, no room for question. Have a very clear romantic confession, or /show/ a kiss or /show/ a wedding. People are under the impression that victuuri are engaged but when viktor says the ring is an engagement ring yuuri looks completely surprised which begs the question did yuuri buy it only as a ‘lucky charm’ with no other meaning? And of course, the ep 7 “kiss” was never shown and not even kubo concretely confirms that it’s a kiss. Be clear and be concrete about the nature of their relationship if you are actually trying to “represent” lgbt. ( At the very least the staff could refer to them as a concrete same-sex couple) AND NO CENSORSHIP LAWS DONT PREVENT THIS. SEE THIS : http://saotome-michi.tumblr.com/post/153430309719/yuri-on-ice-anime-ratings-and-censorship 

-Give Yuuri a bigger sense of individuality and personal strength that is not tied to Viktor. Show that he can succeed and fight on his own even without Viktor even though Viktor supports him and helps him grow.

- This goes with the first bullet, but actually show the coach/student dynamic more. Show viktor teaching yuuri and yuuri developing as a skater both mentally and technically. Show Viktor’s struggles in teaching yuuri, the mental and technical hardships the duo had to face off the ice to get to where they are on the ice. 

Unfortunately, I feel like a lot of people were blinded to how much yuri on ice lacked as a “sports anime” and as a show in general because of the shock value of victuuri. YOI had/has alot of potential, and I hope the staff realizes this before season 2 because I personally was quite disappointed with the mediocre first season. 

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Hello ! Here a little CG sequence exercice I did with the help of my sweeheart Pierre-Marie Adnet during the last months at Gobelins. Hope you like it, but it was just a CG training  ! :) 

Awakened-Chapter 1

A/N: Here we are! Book 2 of Comatose! as always thank you to @tilltheendwilliwrite for beta everything that i write. Enjoy Loves!

Summary: You are the sister of Charles Xavier. You are part of the Avengers and dating Bucky Barnes. Unbeknownst to you Bucky is having an affair with Natasha. When you catch them in the act, things go downhill from there. You are a Mutant with similar powers to Jean, only with Immortality thrown in.

Pairings: Bucky x Reader, Bucky X Natasha, Logan Howlett X Reader

Warnings: Angst, Violence, Cheating, Feelings of worthlessness, Depression.

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The RoboHarry Conspiracy

At this point you have probably heard about the infamous HarrDuck conspiracy. The revelation shook the fandom, and today, I come to you with yet another conspiracy surrounding our quirky (quacky) young boybander.

Buckle up, friends, because this is going to be a bumpy ride.

Based upon the evidence we have compiled, we have come to the conclusion that the infamous HarrDuck has a robo double. I know, I know, it sounds odd at first, but take a look. 

The resemblance here is uncanny. 

Obviously RoboHarry has had a bit more work done to perfect his appearance - some of which is CLEARLY depicted in Harry’s recent BTA film. 

Ahh, the mask. They had us all believing that it was only to be used for a stunt double in a music video, when really, it was being used to update RoboHarry’s hardware. 

 But enough of that - we have hard facts to cover. Let’s begin. 

 Exhibit A: Our beloved “Harry” has regularly been seen out and about on coffee runs. And in the past, the cups he’s been spotted carrying have contained normal enough drinks - smoothies, iced tea, etc. He was even seen with the occasional frappucino.

 However, in more recent photos, the only drink he’s been seen carrying is an ominous, dark liquid. 

Now, some might say it’s just iced coffee, but a trained eye can obviously see that the liquid in these cups is, in fact, oil. I know, it sounds odd - but if you take a look at these photo of a similar type of oil, you can see how easy it would be to mistake it for iced coffee if it were poured into a cup over ice. 

 There have even been instances in which “Harry” has been directly questioned about the liquid in his mug: 

 Is it tea, though? Really? 

 Moving on. 

 Exhibit B: We all know the beloved LiLo water fights very well. It didn’t take long at all for them to become a staple in 1D’s onstage activity. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why Harry would never take part in these playful water wars? I bet you haven’t. 

 Here, we can clearly see LiLo having a bit of carefree fun on several different occasions (no Harry in sight, of course). 

And here, on one occasion, we have Louis tossing a bit of water in Harry’s direction, but seemingly hesitating at the last minute. 

Why? The answer is simple: water would rust RoboHarry’s body and fry his circuit boards. And they couldn’t have that. 

 That brings me to Exhibit C: The regular glitches that RoboHarry seems to display, both in speech and functionality. I mean, the footage speaks for itself, really. 

 And all of that aside, I’m sure you’ve all noticed that “Harry” will occasionally blurt something out that seemingly has no context at all; as he does here 

 and here. 

 Sometimes the boys will make light of it as an effort to cover up the glitches in RoboHarry’s speech components, and other times our quirky robot will fumble to make sense of what he’s just said. Either way, the fact remains that these are not the actions of a human being. 

 So, does HarrDuck truly have a robo double? However much evidence we think we have, there is no confirmation of this theory by Harry, his reps, or the Starbucks that serves him his “coffee”. We tried calling multiple times and they blocked our number… Awkward. 

 Therefore, this mystery of “RoboHarry” remains 

UNSOLVED. 

 -The Bitter Latte

anonymous asked:

Hey guys. So, what are your favorite off ice stretching and jumping exercises? My rink is going to close for renovations and there isn't another close by, so I wanna do off ice exercises to not lose practice. Thanks

Stretches: lunges/splits, toe touches for calves, anything that gets my closed hips to open a bit more (frog, butterfly), cobra/bridge for back flexibility, shoulder stretches.

Jumping exercises: jumping up and down in place, jumping and doing half a rotation, then another half, then a full rotation, then two rotations (half-half-single-double), axel off ice. Another jumping exercises is just walking through the motions of a jump. 

A masterlist of off-ice exercises is in the making! It’ll come out within the next week… hopefully.

anonymous asked:

Hello :) Do you know any good fics with Ice nation Clarke? I have fallen in love with that concept. Hope you are having a great day :)

Hey there ^-^ fair warning: I haven’t read most of these fics, but they seem good judging from the summaries. Without further ado, here they are:

The White Queen Running — the only one I’ve read (and you probably have, too). It’s amazing :)

The Ice Burns — Clarke is tormented by her demons, so she goes to slay them. Clarke goes to Ice Nation to get training and becomes a badass while everyone is searching for her, when they can’t find her they think she is dead.

A Different Landing series — The drop ship was always going to have problems coming down. Unfortunately for the 100 they ended up in Ice Nation territory where the locals were far less forgiving.

Ice That Freezes the Soul — Canon divergence from 1x01, featuring Ice Nation Assassin!Clarke.

Make me love you ~ Gon raun gon chit yu wich in — What if Lexa had to fight yet another war? What if Clarke ended up in the Ice Nation?

Take Me From War and Set me Free — Clarke is an Ice Nation general, joining Lexa and the coalition to wage an assault on the mountain. Both women have come to respect and trust each other. Then, something more.

From Stars to Snow (and back again) — First she fell from the sky as baby and was taken in by Trikru. Then a deal was struck, and she was adopted by the Ice Nation. Now she is known as Klark kom Azkru, a warrior and healer of her people.

Fealty — Many years ago a warrior discovered a strange object lying in the crater, and inside of it was a unconscious little girl with blonde hair and blue eyes.Now that girl sits on the Azgeda throne. 

in the absence of everything, i promise to keep you warm — Clarke is a warrior raised by the Ice Nation and grows up believing she was abandoned by the Trikru and struggles to find her place. Queen Nia sends Clarke on a mission: Infiltrate the Trikru by posing as one of their own.

The Point of a Knife — The wind had dried the blood on Clarke’s hands. Knuckles white, she held on to her knife. It was all she had. The Polis tower poked through the horizon. She kept going. Exhausted. She was slowly drooping like a plant cut off from all that nourishes its life. At last, she collapsed.

welcome to the new age (this is it, the apocalypse) — What if Polaris wasn’t the only part of the Ark to fall to the ground, ninety five years ago. What if the entire Ark fell with it?

Ice In Her Veins, Dirt Under Her Nails — AU in which Clarke is born a Grounder in Azgeda. She is sent to Polis alongside Ontari by the Ice Queen in order to oust Lexa from her position as Heda and put the Ice Queen in her place. Clarke has never actually seen the infamous Heda. Little does she know, she’ll soon come face to face with the legend and everything will be thrown to the wind.

Before Words, Beyond Silence series — A re-imagining from the Pilot: Clarke Griffin is rudely taken from her cell in the middle of the night only to be forced into a room with the man she hates the most - Thelonius Jaha.

I will always hold you close (but I will learn to let you go) — AU where the dropship landed on Ice Nation territory and a year later Clarke is the champion chosen to fight against Lexa on the challenge.

I hope you like those suggestions :) I’ll certainly get to reading a lot of them!