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BTS Reaction: BTS and S/O getting caught by another Member

Wow I haven’t done a reaction a while but i am so excited to try a bts reation. i usually worked on exos one but i have been a fan of bts since 2014 and i really am happy for there success i am doing just a fun exciting reaction and here you go ! you can request but i take a while but i take timefor my reactions so here we go!

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JIN
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Jin-Come on baby,  I promise I will be careful
I rolled my eyes and looked at my handsome boyfriend. I was laying on his bed , reading my book.
Y/N- I am reading Jin Jin
Jin-But I haven’t been with you in weeks!
Y/N-It has been 2 Days?
Jin-Come on baby, give it to me
I giggle and throw the book away , he climbs on top of me . Removing his clothes slowly
Jin-I love you
Y/N- I love you so much

Originally posted by fawnave

Jimin-*walks in holding a bowl* Jin I can’t find the- WHAT NO!!!!
Jin throws his blanket over you two  and trys to hide your face. I try to smooth my hair and look at Jimin
Jin-“Jimin , don’t look at us please”
Jimin-*covers eyes  and trys to walk with eyes shut* I’M TRYING
Jin-“DAMN IT JIMIN LEAVE!”

Originally posted by cyyphr

SUGA


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Yoongi- You are so beautiful
Y/N-*Look around the studio* Are you trying to do something right now?
Yoongi - *Smirks* I am feeling you baby , you look so good baby.
Y/N-* You stand up and walk toward the light * Clothes off baby
Yoongi- *runs up to you and starts to make out with you.*Say my name baby
Y/N- *Moans *Yoongi

Originally posted by yoonseok

Rap Monster-*walks in the studio* Yoongi we have to work on all of this stuff by tonight , why are the lights off. Hey Yoongi I wanted t- Y/N!
Yoongi-COVER YOUR EYES NAMJOON
Rap Monster-I CAN’T , Y/N WHY ARE YOU ALMOST NUD-
Yoongi grabs his shoes and throws it rap monster chest. You run and cover your self behind the office chair.
Yoongi-GO GO , I AM TRYING TO RELEASE MY CREATIVE - WAIT NEVERMIND JUST GET OUT!

Originally posted by imonaworldtour

J-hope
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You stared at your boyfriend as you both got done with your 1st round. You roll over and kiss his cheek.
Hoseok-“Round 2 baby?”
Y/N-“We are still in the living room?”
Hoseok-“I prentend to be sick for this exact reason. So we can just keep going .Let me treat you right”
Y/N-“Okay baby”* You bring him down to kiss you *

Originally posted by itsrapmonster

Hoseok-“Baby go faster!”
Yoongi-*Swings open his bedroom door*“ I HAVE BEEN HOME THIS WHOLE TIME FUCKERS!
Hoseok-"YOONGI I AM SO SORRY!*
Y/N-*pushes hoseok off * I hate you right now* Runs to room*
Hoseok-I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO !

Originally posted by ineedakpopgif

Rap Monster

Namjoon was laying on the bed , looking at his phone. You removed your shirt and throw it on him.He looks at you up and down then throws his phone to the side. You climb on top of him and start to remove his sweater
Namjoon-"Peaches and cream?”*winks*
Y/N-*sighs*“Everytime you do that its get less and less sexy
Namjoon*Come here baby girl"Brings you down to a kiss

Originally posted by forever-young-got7

Y/N-"Namjoon Pleas-”
Taehyung-“Hyung! When is our Concert? Y/N what are you doing?”
Y/N* You gasp and look at Taehyung , quicking pulling Namjoon to cover your chest*
Taehyung-“WAIT NO I AM SO SCARED , NAMJOON ? Y/N? WHY ARE YOU-”
Y/N-“Namjoon say something!”
Namjoon-“Um Tae i am kinda busy can you exit the room ”.
*Tae leaves the room, screaming*
JIN-*In the kitchen, yells* WHO HURT TAE!
Namjoon-“I hate everyone”

Originally posted by hohbi

Jimin

You  were spending the day in the kitchen , baking. You put the last cookies in the oven. Jimin walks in with his shirt off and a winks at you.
You bit your lip as Jimin walks toward you.
y/n-“In the Kitchen?”
Jimin-“In the kitchen”
Y/N-“We have 40 mins. so Take it all off baby”
Jimin-

Originally posted by kpop-undertaker

Jimin-“shush baby”
Y/N-“I’m Trying baby ”
J-hope-*Runs into kitchen , sees you and Jimin going at in the counter*
Y/N-*Grabs sweater and covers chest*“Um Hoseok keep calm
J-Hope-” AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! YOU TWO ARE BAD PEOPLE. DEVILS OH MY GOSH . MY EYES"
Jungkook-*yells from bedroom*“ARE THEY DOING IT ON THE TABLE AGAIN!”
Y/N-*RUNS AWAY TO JIMIN ROOM AND SLAMS DOOR*
Jimin-*Puts on clothes and yells to the whole house*“ STOP RUING MY SEXY TIME ASSHOLES!”

Originally posted by mvssmedia

TAEHYUNG

You and Tae were playing videos game until you saw tae arms circling your back. You smile as he looks at you and starts to climb on top of you.You bit your lip as he removes your shirt and his.
Taehyung-“Will you let me Jayiga”
Y/n-“I’m Yours baby”
Taehyung-“I love you baby”

Originally posted by jungkookandyugyeomwhores

Y/N-“Ohh my tae-”
Jin-“Where is my limited edition Mario Cart-TAEHYUNG NO ! NOT ON MY CONTROLLER
Y/N*You hide your face into tae chest as he quickly covers your bodies* Jin we are sorry
Taehyung-Hyung! I’M SORRY I WAS TEMPTED
Y/N-are you seriously blaming me
Taehyung-No baby i love you
JIN-"just…give…me…my…controller”
Taehyung grabs your body and runs away leaving jin yelling at you two


Originally posted by parkjmin

Jungkook

You and jungkook were getting hot and heavy in the dressing room. He keeps kissing down your neck and you stop him.
Y/N-“We can’t”
Jungkook-“Why? Listen i have a concert in 30 mins the dressing room is the best i can do ”
Y/N-“Fine baby, I love you”
Jungkook-“I love you baby , now come to daddy”
Y/N-“Yes daddy”

Originally posted by purelyjimin

Y/N-“Baby don’t stop!”
Jungkook-“Y/N!”
JIMIN-*opens dressing room *JUNGKOOK LETS G- NOT THE MAKNAE TOO! *shuts door*
Jungkook-*throws you a coat and covers your body with his, panting* Are you okay baby
Y/N-*You laugh and nod , putting back your shirt* Yes baby* You kiss him as he spins you around
Rap Monster and Jin -*Barge into room*
Jin-*Grabs Jungkook arm* “GET YOUR HORNY ASS ON STAGE
Rap monster -*grabs jungkook stuff and looks at you * Nice neck
Jungkook-"HYUNG , don’t look at her . I’LL BE BACK”*he waves at you and gets hit by jin.


Originally posted by officialwookkibby

LOL THAT ONE WAS FUN TO DO . like i said you can request i just take my time. What should i do next!Please like !
Please like or comment! THANK YOU ALL

Leaders in Blue

Originally posted by baraturtles

Leaders in Blue

Leonardo x Reader

Note: I was in a Leo mood. There were no Leo prompts. Enjoy.

It was a nice afternoon. Because it was Saturday, you had the day off of school. Therefore, you were hanging out in the lair until your plans later that day.

When you walked into the home of your boyfriend and his brothers, he was sitting in his spot, meditating.

“Hey,” You greeted him quietly, not wanting to startle him as you had accidently done so many times before. “How are you?”

“Better now,” His eyes were still closed, but a smile pulled at his lips. “I missed you.”

“I missed you too.” You set your bag down on the couch and walked closer to him. “How are things?”

“Things are good.” He finally opened those blue, blue eyes that made you want to melt. “I thought you had plans.”

“Not until later. Going out for dinner and a movie with my aunt.”

“Ah, sounds fun.”

“It will be.” You kissed his cheek and took his huge hand in both of yours. “But I had to see you first. School was so stressful this week.”

“Hey, how about we make some tea and talk about it?”

“It was just tests and stuff. Nothing conversation-worthy. But tea sounds nice.” He stood up and pressed a kiss to your forehead. The tall turtle towered above you, but he really did love how short you were compared to him. It was cute. Every time he looked down at you, it reminded him how lucky he was to be dating anyone at all, let alone a perfect little human like you. He walked to the kitchen with you.

***

A few hours later, you and your aunt Becky were sitting in a booth at your favorite diner. You had ordered your burgers and shakes with a shared basket of fries, and were talking a bit about everything. You had lived with your aunt for a year or so, but when you graduated high school, you got an apartment with some friends to go to college on the other side of the city. However, you still liked to see her, so you had weekly lunches and every month you went to see a movie with her.

“So, how are your classes going?”

“They’re all right. Had a few tough tests the other week, but I think I passed them, so it’s all right.”

“And your relationship status?”

“Still with Leo.” You replied.

“Ah Leo. The elusive Leo. Will I ever get to meet this mysterious boyfriend of yours?”

“Eventually, I’m sure.” You lied. In all honesty, you weren’t sure Rebecca Vincent, the chief of security would ever be able to handle the giant mutant that was your boyfriend without pulling out her taser. So at least for the time being, she couldn’t meet him. Not yet. “He’s great. I think you’d really like him. Brave, patient, smart. I think he’d be a cop if he had his druthers.”

“Sounds like a very nice young man.” She smiled and nodded. Finally, your meal arrived.

“He is. So how’s work?”

“Oh you know…same old.” Your aunt knew you couldn’t handle hearing about the four giant mutant turtles the police force had been working with these days. You did not know she knew your boyfriend, and she did not know that one of the heroic turtles was dating you.

“Well, it is New York.” She clinked her glass against yours.

“Cheers to that.”

***

After the movie, you and your aunt walked out of the theater, and no sooner did she get a call. You didn’t catch much of the conversation. Just a little.

“Mmhmm. Yeah. Yes. Okay. I understand that, but- yes. I can be there. In a few. Do you mind if I…nevermind. I’ll be there.” She hung up and looked at you with an unspoken question. “Come on, (Y/N). I think…well, I think it’s about time I introduced you to some friends of mine.”

Never could you have imagined what she meant.

A few minutes in a cop car and you were there, an empty underpass. You got out of the car and looked up at the…familiar green van. Oh my God. No freaking way. This was not happening. But sure enough, your aunt rapped her fist against the car door and out they came. Raph, then Mikey, then Donnie, then Leo, whose blue eyes widened the moment he saw you standing there.

“What are you doing here?”

“I could ask you the same thing.”

“Wait.” Your aunt looked between you and Leo a few times and suddenly it dawned on her. Boyfriend Leo was elusive after all, and with good reason. This was why you hadn’t introduced her to him yet, and it explained every description of him you had ever given her. “You two are…”

“Aunt Becky, this is my boyfriend Leonardo.” You stated.

“This is your aunt?!” Leo whisper-yelled. You only nodded.

“Well, after everything I’ve heard about you, you appear to be quite the catch, Leo. Now, you treat my niece right or else. You hear?”

“Of course, ma’am.” Leo nodded respectfully. His blue, blue eyes fixed themselves on you. “I wouldn’t dream of treating her any differently.”

***

You and Leo was something Rebecca would have to get used to. But the gentle smiles, the heartfelt laughs, the quiet moments, the sight of you running into his muscular arms of him holding you against his plastron, it meant the world to see both of you happy. And more importantly, she knew he could protect you. She knew he would be good to you, treat you right.

He was so careful with you, so gentle. He opened doors for you, pulled out your chair and pushed you in at every dinner. He helped you get things off of high shelves, grabbed your coat and your purse on your way out of the lair and/or your aunt’s apartment when the two of you went over for dinner, which was much more frequently now.

Honestly, she was just excited to call him her nephew-in-law.

How sure was she that the two of you were going to get married? Pretty sure. Leo had shown her the ring.

anonymous asked:

i am new to ifnt and rly dont wanna make anyone mad but i don't see the big deal abt woohyun. yes he is hot and can sing but why does every1 love him so much? i dont mean it in a bad way jst that i dont see how he is more popular than others. also i dont see how his voice is so different to other kpop singers? but then again i am new so maybe i dont kno wht i am talking about. pls help me to understand more?

You caught me at the absolute pinnacle of my Woohyun feels, which happens every year around his birthday. And therefore (with a little help from my friends) I have constructed this little list of reasons why Woohyun is absolutely deserving of the amount of love he receives from Inspirits and why it’s kinda hard not to love him, even if he isn’t your favourite member…

1. WOOHYUN’S LIVE VOCALS

Woohyun is known for having what many call a ‘power-house’ vocal. You can always rely on him to hit those incredible high notes in INFINITE songs. He’s known for being able to bellow out his lines; his voice is strong, loud and instantly recognisable. But he also pours a lot of emotion into his vocals, every note dripping with it. His solo album Write.. and his subsequent appearances on Immortal Songs 2 showcased another side to his vocals too; a softer side, gentle, quieter but without lacking that trademark emotion in his voice. It really proved he’s a versatile vocalist, and not just there to yell at the top of his lungs (but it’s still incredible when he does). Here is Woohyun performing on Immortal Songs 2. This appearance earned him the highest score for an idol on the show at that point. 

He is (in my opinion) one of the best live singers in kpop at the moment. I can’t think of many people who could hold a candle to him, really. Yet he is still improving and working on his voice; he still admits he has far to go. 

2. WOOHYUN’S FAN SERVICE / HIS LOVE FOR FANS

Woohyun is known for being the ‘fan idiot’ in INFINITE. He’s got a different heart for every occasion and is usually credited with popularising the ‘finger heart’ that everyone uses nowadays. In 2012 he came 3rd in Weekly Idol’s Fan Service poll (as voted by idols), and the video shows some good examples of him showering Inspirits with love. He consistently refers to fans as his ‘girlfriends’, to the point his twitter bio even says it (팬=여친 fan=girlfriend). But his love for Inspirits runs deeper than superficial hearts and displays of cuteness. INFINITE and Inspirits have had a close relationship since debut, and it has continued on to this day. During One Great Step, INFINITE’s first world tour in 2013/14, Woohyun personally went out to buy roses and small rings to present to fans at their shows, spending his own money. He wrote and composed the song ‘함께 (Together)’ during OGS, and dedicated it to Inspirits, saying it was about fans (see the lyrics here). 

At Dream Concert in 2016, Woohyun performed as a solo artist for the first time, and even other fandoms began to feel jealous at the amount of attention he gave to Inspirits. [Even more reactions here] He sang just for them, never taking his eyes off their section of the crowd and taking out his earpiece to listen to them singing along. Okay, so later all of INFINITE roasted Inspirits for not being able to sing well, but at least Woohyun then tried to explain how to sing properly.

It should be noted too, that after this performance, Woohyun and INFINITE gained a lot of new fans who were impressed by him. 

3. WOOHYUN’S PASSION FOR SINGING / MAKING MUSIC

As I mentioned above, Woohyun wrote and composed ‘함께 (Together)’ for INFINITE while they were taking part in their first world tour. During their movie, Grow, which showed the behind the scenes of OGS, you see Woohyun jumping up in the middle of eating to go and compose. 

He was excited about this song and wanted to share it with the rest of INFINITE once he was finished, asking them to contribute to the lyric writing too. Then his solo album Write.. was released in 2016 with 3/6 tracks having Woohyun’s direct involvement: ‘향기 (Scent/Nostalgia)’ which was entirely written and composed by Woohyun, and ‘Gravity’ and ‘Everyday’ which Woohyun co-wrote and composed [source]. You could tell he had worked extremely hard on these songs, and could tell how proud he was of them when he spoke about them in interviews. Whenever Woohyun takes the stage, you know that the energy and enthusiasm he exudes isn’t just an act… He truly loves singing, is passionate about performing and wants to share his talent with the world. For example, look how stupidly in his element he is performing Everyday in Singapore during INFINITE’s second world tour ( © Honey Tree ) :

4. AND EVERYTHING ELSE:

Those were just three main points focused on Woohyun as a singer, performer and idol. There are so many other sides to Woohyun too, and so many reasons to love him. 

  • He loves cooking, and his instagram is full of videos of him making food
  • His relationships with the other INFINITE members are really sweet. Just one recent example would be: even when everyone was teasing Sungjong and being kinda mean (including Woohyun), he did then reassure him that there would be plenty of INFINITE schedules soon and that he needn’t worry. He’s also super affectionate with the others, and you’ll often find him touching them or correcting their hair/touching their face/leaning on them.
  • Actor Woohyun!!! He’s been in multiple dramas, but my personal favourite is Hi School Love On, where he played Shin Woohyun… Please watch it if you haven’t already, it’s so good (and it’s all available on KBSWorld’s youtube channel with subs, here)!
  • His friendships with other 91 line celebrities, especially SHINee’s Key with whom he debuted as the special sub-unit ToHeart in 2014
  • Like you mentioned, he is ridiculously good-looking and is known for not having had any surgery - that nose and that jawline are aaaaallll natural, ladies ~~ 
  • He loves football and plays for FC Men (FC 멘), an all-star team affiliated with the Suwon Bluewings alongside other celebrities. 

My closing statement is this: usually when you stan a group you’ll have a favourite member, one you look at more than the others, one you might pay a little more attention to during MVs or performances or shows. But then often (and in most cases when it comes to my Inspirit friends), you end up loving them all. Your bias might even change (maybe even many times). You’ll find it hard to stick solely to one member, especially when the rest of the group are so damn lovable. Soon enough, you realise you’re OT7 biased and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Do yourself a solid and give Woohyun a chance. I’m sure you’ll see why everyone likes him so much in no time. 

About Time // Part 7

| Prologue | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 8.5 |

Type/Genre/words: Angst, Alternate Universe (Time Travel!au, Soulmate!au), Smut / 14,858 words

Character: Jungkook x reader / Jimin x reader (feat. BTS)

Prompts: “What if you find your soulmate… at the wrong time?” - Lauren Kate, Passion

Summary: Be careful for what you wish for, because you may never know how to deal with them once it comes true. What would you do when your wish for a second chance actually came true? But was it really a fulfilled wish? Too many questions lie when it actually happened. Were they real memories? Or perhaps a part of a past life? Was it only a dream all along? Will everything be different this time?

Warning: this part has a smut scene ;)

a/n: in this fic/series I made the characters to have similar ages, and not completely the same as their real age. So technically Jungkook, Jimin and the OC all have the same age. Just a little fyi in case you are confused with the timelines.

Originally posted by won-der-land89


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B-baby? ~ Donatello x Pregnant Reader

One shot: Yes
Request: Yes
Can you do one where the reader finds out she is pregnant, and when she tells them, they just freeze up and it scares her so she leaves thinking they don’t want her. They eventually find her, apologize and say how happy they actually are. I would say with Raph or Donnie 2014-16 turtles. I don’t know if this would work or not; just an idea :).
Requester: fyreball66
Turtle version: Tmnt 2014/2016
Word count: 1587

Originally posted by t-raylodytello


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Montréal Canadiens 2016-2017 Yearbook Players Q&A

FROM YEARBOOK AND ALL CREDITS TO MONTREAL CANADIENS.

[HIGHTLIGHT TO THOSE PARTS WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO READ]

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#45 Mark Barberio

Q: What was the inspiration for your “Stache”?

MB:(laughs) I’ve always been a big fan of Mario and Luigi in the Super Mario games. They always had great moustaches. I thought I would pay tribute to them with my “stache”.

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#28 Nathan Beaulieu 

Q: Growing up, how many people actually pronounced your last name properly? 

NB:(laughs) Not many! It’s not that easy. It’s a little bit my fault, though, because since I grew up in Ontario, I always Anglicized it.

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#41 Paul Byron

Q: How’d you get so fast? 

PB: I don’t know. I started skating when I was three and I was always fast. When I moved from Junior B to Major Junior, I also started training on artificial ice where I had to pull my coach, who weighed 230 pounds, while I weighted 130. That probably helped me get faster, and I always work really hard in the summer to build up my power. 

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#43 Daniel Carr

Q: Do you have a favorite Disney movie?

DC: I don’t know if this is a Disney movie, but I’d have to say the first shrek. That one was really good.

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#24 Phillip Danault

Q: If you had a chance to bring back any former Canadiens player, who would it be? 

PD: Saku Koivu, because he was a great leader and I had a chance to see him often growing up I was more of a kid who played hockey instead of watching it, but i’d pick him.

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#51 David Desharnais

Q: What’s your best memory with the team?

DD: Probably when we went to the Eastern Conference finals[in 2014], after we beat Boston in Game 7 in their building. Personally, my first game and my first goal are both things I’ll never forget, but with the team on the whole, what we accomplished that year was special

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#74 Alexei Emelin 

Q: Who is the hardest player to knock off their feet?

AE: On our team, I’d say Chucky[Alex Galchenyuk] or Radu[Alex Radulov]. In the League, it’s either Connor McDavid or Alex Ovechkin.

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#32 Brian Flynn

Q: Who was your favorite NHL player growing up?

BF: When I was a kid, it was Peter Forsberg. I loved the Avalance. They were an exciting team, and then they made the deal to bring in Ray Bourque from Boston and won the Cup. Forsberg scored a lot of big goals. I even started wearing 21 because of him. 

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#27 Alex Galchenyuk

Q: Who on the team would be the class down and who would be the A+ student? 

AG: No question. Andrew Shaw would for sure be the class down. For the best student, I’d probably say Jeff Petry because he went to university and is a smart guy.

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#11 Brendan Gallagher 

Q: Who is your favorite player to go up against?

BG: I’m always excited to go up against Zdeno Chara, just because throughout my entire life, people always said I was too small. For me, there’s no bigger challenge than going up against the biggest guy in the League

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#62 Artturi Lehkonen

Q: Since you joined the team, which guy had made the biggest impact on you both personally and as a player?

AL: It’s tough to pick just one guy because we have such a good group here. Everything really is about teamwork.

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#79 Andrei Markov

Q: What motivated you to become a hockey player?

AM: My parents. They didn’t want me to waste my time after school

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#17 Torrey Mitchell 

Q: Before a faceoff, you look so focused. What are you thinking about?

TM: I’m just thinking about being aggressive for a good five to 10 seconds. Just being as aggressive as possible. 

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#35 Al Montoya 

Q: How is your relationship with Brendan Gallagher since you punched him two years ago? 

AM: Oh, that’s a great question! On my first day here, Patch[Max Pacioretty] actually brought it up. He walked into the room and said, “ Have you and Gally talked about the time you hit him in Winnipeg?” We all just started cracking up. It was nothing. I was excited to be playing against a team like this and he was just doing his job. He’s kind of player you hate playing against, but you love to have on your team. I have so much respect for him.

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#26 Jeff Petry 

Q: What do you like to do in your free time? 

JP: During the season, I pretty much just spend my free time at home with my son, Boyd. In the summer, I like to be outside, or I’ll go shooting or fishing. 

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#14 Tomas Plekanec 

Q: How was playing professional hockey changed your life for the better?

TP: It was a dream come true. I’ve always dreamed about becoming a professional athlete, especially as a hockey player, and I worked really hard to get here. You have a chance to wake up, go to practice, and then have the day to spend with your family. We know we’re very privileged to have this opportunity. 

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#31 Carey Price 

Q: Which NHL player gives you the most trouble or is the most difficult to stop? 

CP: I would probably say Ovi[Alex Ovichkin] because he always seems to find an opening and he as a great shot. 

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#47 Alexander Radulov 

Q: Who has the weirdest ritual or superstition on the team?

AR: Definitely Mitchy[Torrey Mitchell]. He makes all of us tap our helmets together in the hall before we go on the ice

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#Zach Redmond 

Q: What’s your favorite road city?

ZR: During the year, you run into a lot of cold weather. That’s why a lot of the guys and I enjoy the California and Florida trips. It’s good to have a little break and enjoy the sun a little bit, not that we’re out in the sun a whole lot when we’re there. It’s always nice to break it ip mid-season. 

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#65 Andrew Shaw 

Q: When you were traded to Montreal, what were you most excited about?

AS: I was really pumped about making new friends and meeting new people and forming relationships on and off the ice. And just the idea of pulling on this jersey with all the history that comes with it. I was just excited to take part in everything here. 

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#6 Shea Weber 

Q: Do Carey Price and Al Montoya let you take full clappers in practice? 

SW: I’m sure they would, but I never feel the need to take huge slapshots, just in case I get someone in a bad place. There’s no reason to hurt your own goalie. The best time to fire off some of those is when there’s no goalie in the net. 

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#8 Greg Pateryn 

Q: What motivates you to improve yourself every day?

GP: What you need to do not just every year, but every single day, is getting better. I think you have to take pride in knowing you’re helping your teammates and that they can count on you. But they also expect you to get better. If you don’t, you’re not just letting yourself down, you’re letting the team down. That’s what motivates me. That and also knowing that there’s always someone fighting to take your place and that you could end up out of a job

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#67 Max Pacioretty 

Q: What is your goal for this season?

MP: To win the Stanley Cup.



anonymous asked:

so, when you start seeing kd as a real couple? It was something specific or...?

I’ve actually thought quite a lot about this. anon, and Ive narrowed it done to 3 series of events. And I should start off by saying that my fetus exol self did not ship kaisoo in the beginning - I was more into se-kai. I remember, when I looked up a graph of all the exo ships (for knowledge), being so shocked and confused as to why there was line connecting jongin to kyungsoo. Because as far I’d known, those two didn’t seem like they’d go together at all. They were complete opposites! So, I left my se-kai life and went to investigate this interesting and strange pairing.

I was a very casual about shipping the two, and didn’t think that much of their interactions. I was very much aware of the cultural differences and the hyped up fanservice groups put on for audiences, so I told myself that it wasn’t that deep. However, I did find it interesting how their “fanservices” were never quite put out there for the audiences to actually see. (And realized that the “behind the scenes pairing” title name was actually, quite… accurate lol)

ok ok I’ll stop rambling now and get on with it. In chronological order these were the things that really stood out to me and had me convinced.

(Long post.)

1. “The Inner Workings Of SM” insider post from 2012

This entire post goes over a lot of topics, but the general overview is SM manipulating media and setting up exo/girl pairings for planned scandals and hype in the future.

Such as:

  • baekhyun + SNSD’s taeyeon
  • kris + SNSD’s yuri
  • luhan + SNSD’S seohyun
  • sehun + f(x)’s krystal (which obviously fell through)
  • jongin + f(x)’s krystal (which came into play)

If I remember correctly, this post was shared in 2014, after Dispatch “leaked” baek-yeon’s “date,” and SM confirmed their “relationship.” But the original post was written all the way back in 2012, so I was fucking wOKE. And, ofc, I was more concerned and with baekhyun and taeyeon’s thing because that was one of main points of the post being shared at the time - so I completely looked over the kxk. But one line really stuck out to me.

“Kai is possibly paired with Krystal, this is being discussed. But due to unknown reasons, Kai doesn’t like couple pairings. Doesn’t like dating.

I remember reading this and just taking a moment, like “huh.” I had a sense of relief(?). I don’t know how to explain it, but it hit me as kind of… reassuring? Like he’s not just going along with everything sm wants; he must be showing some level of resistance to media play - since him not liking the setups must’ve been causing some sort of an issue. It just made me feel a little better ok idk what I’m getting at nvm

I will admit, Kyungsoo came to mind. I read this line and I thought of Kyungsoo being one of those unknown reasons, and I entertained the idea for an hour or two before coming back to Earth and convincing myself that the possibility was just silly talk.

I remember finding this post very confusing, and I was very, very shocked and put-off. lmao not to be dramatic, but it literally felt like everything I’d ever known of exo and all that I had come to like and admire about them had all been fake and a lie. I was upset for a long time, too. (I’ve since gotten over it, but it really taught me not to trust everything sm puts out there. And that Dispatch is easily manipulated, and not a reliable source.)

2. 150531 + k-fan’s analysis + xiuchen’s “jagi” cover-up

The almighty “jagi” moment. It was one thing when I-fans where speculating about this moment back when occurred. We all like to think of the possibilities, but it was the language and culture barrier that had me mostly dismissing this moment at first. But it is an entirely different thing to see a k-fan basically confirm what we i-fans had been trying to figure out. I could really go on and on about this moment, but I’d just be saying all that’s been said in the post I’ve linked above; I’ve talked about several times in the past. So go read the linked post or go through my #jagi moment tag on @kaisoowls and you’ll have all you need to know. You’ll understand why I was and still am shook as fuck about it.

The entire day of 150531, still really sticks out to me - jagi moment, aside. Because their interactions were different that day; more… vivid, for a lack of a better term lol Kyungsoo’s eyes and his smiles looked very soft and warm when he looked at Jongin. His expressions held a lot of affection.

As a nice cherry on top, the OP of the “jagi analysis” even said that jagi is a confirmed thing amoung kfans, so literally… There’s not much else to say about that.

That being said, it’s very understandable why sm would’ve wanted to extinguish this, because rumors of homosexuality within a company can be quite devastating to their business (due to prejudice), so I’m not really surprised that sm would want to try and cover it up and pretend like it’s not anything meaningful or worthwhile. Which leads us onto the Monster showcase, and the birth of xiuchen’s “jagi” moment. (To be clear, I don’t hold anything against xiuchen at all, I’m very aware it was most probably all sm’s doings.)

My friend @dorkdo did an analysis on this a while back, so for a more in depth look into that moment, go read her post here. (would u look at that harman tysm for helping me in my woke journey i owe u)

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3. Rumors of a gay couple + KxK confirmation

I’m sure you all remember the madness that ensued after that news company (I’m sorry that name is escaping me atm) threatened to publicly announce and out the gay couple that they had discovered. They literally stated that they were ready for the repercussions and lawsuits - they weren’t fucking around with this shit. All of speculation flooded around everywhere, everyone guessing and trying to figure out how the couple was - and of course, one of the main candidates was kadi.

I wasn’t happy at all about this. I wasn’t excited or looking forward to it as I saw many other kaisoo shippers posting about. I was fucking terrified of that slim possibility of it being kadi, because - realistically - I doubt it would’ve ended well for anyone involved. With the heavy prejudice and discrimination against homosexuality still going on, it would’ve possibly been very damaging for exo, and most importantly, jongin and kyungsoo. I’m sure they would get support, of course the would, but the number of people going against them would be far greater, possibly.

And then, behold. kxk is suddenly “outed” by Dispatch, and sm confirmed their relationship within hours of the scandal’s release. To say I was a little skeptical is kind of an understatement. I really did not believe this news at all when it was released. Especially not after the INNER WORKINGS OF SM post reemerged. Which quite literally stated that sm has had kxk setup for release since 2012. I called bullshit within the first 48hrs. And the circumstances at the time really set it in stone for me; I decided that I would support kadi. I would be logical and realistic about everything further that would ensue - but I would support kadi.

So there you go anon, I’m sorry this post is a million miles long lol

Real Love Will Always Prevail

A/N: So this was a request that was originally requested to @wwe-smutfics but I have taken off her hands. I am not best of writers but I tried my best with it and hope you enjoy it. 

Request: Finn Balor/Reader where the Reader is Stephanie and HHH’s daughter and they’re trying to force a relationship between the Raeder and Rollins.

No warnings, just a little bit of bad language and I tried to make it a bit fluffy at the end. Set roughly 2014/2015

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Y/N’s POV

“Okay sweetheart, we have the perfect plan for yours and Seth’s date tonight.” My dad told me in the way to Monday Night Raw.

“What is the plan?” I asked both my parents who just so happens to be the power couple of WWE, Triple H (Hunter) and Stephanie McMahon.

“ Well once Raw is over, a limo will pick you both up from the arena and will take you to most extravagant restaurant in the city then afterwards you 2 lovebirds can do whatever you want,” My mum told me with excitement in her voice, however, despite the happiness and excitement in my mum’s voice, I felt sick to my stomach when she called me and Seth “ lovebirds”.

See the problem is I don’t love Seth, I mean he is apart of the authority therefore we have made a friendship but that’s all it will ever be, also he can be quite nasty and harsh to people without a strong enough reason. Plus I am in a relationship with Finn Balor. It hasn’t be for long, just over a few months and it has been the most happiest few months of my life. He treats me so well and seems to care for me, very deeply, just as much as I care for him. But as evident, my parents have no idea about our relationship and are trying to force a relationship with me and Seth and it is just plain annoying.

“Okay mum,” I sighed as the car pulled into the arena.

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Every Dan and Phil video in the London Apartment in order

I made a list of every single Dan and Phil video that they have uploaded since they first moved into their, (now old), London apartment. I have left out any YouTube Red videos but have included videos from all 6 channels, (danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil, danisnotinteresting, LessAmazingPhil, DanandPhilGAMES and DanandPhilCRAFTS).

If you think the order is wrong or any of the links are incorrect please let me know and I will try to correct it.

(I spent WAY too much time on this but oh well)

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So funny story about Yugioh Vrains


Yuusaku is a hacker, and although that doesn’t directly imply he participates in illegal activities (yes despite what you may think a lot of hacking procedure is legal due to vaguely worded laws until recently), I was curious to see what Japan’s actual cyber security laws look like


Lo and behold, Japan had incredibly lax cyber security laws until 2014
Not only that, but personal management of private servers was very lacking as well


Traditionally, Japan did not combat cyber crime in any meaningful manner prior to the 2010s. Servers were heavily attacked with a large loss of private info and Japan is one of the main reasons why Yahoo is such an unsecure email server in the first place. Japan is targeted for a lot of cyber crime due to it being a center of technology and big business, but both private and public attempts to combat cyber crime.

Now, this provides a very interesting background for Yuusaku. As the VR Link system becomes an integrated part of dueling and society, people are going to have their minds and personal info put online. Because of Japan’s history, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume there aren’t many regulations in place at the inception of the system to protect people, allowing for the rise of the Knights of Hanoi and other malicious figures to use their system. 

Now, another interesting fact is that in December of 2014 (There was an addendum in 2016 but besides the point), Japan enacted the Cybersecurity Basic Act that required the federal government and corporations to take better measures to protect themselves from cyber attacks. It also restructured the Information Security Policy Council and National Security Information Center. Now, you would think that this dates Vrains a little if Japan is shaping up it’s cyber laws, but actually no! While the laws do require agencies and corporations to report cyber attacks, there are still multitudes of cases since the laws enactment of single entities stealing millions of accounts and breaking into servers (See the Hello Kitty Sanrio database leak incident) 

This would create an incredibly interesting story element of a false sense of security for the public and duelists even though the effectiveness of the anti-hacker methods that Japan has taken aren’t enough.

I’m excited to see what Vrains brings when it airs in May!

Another Original

Request: Elijah Mikaelson one shot off the two prompts “I’m very busy right now and you’re distracting me” & “Do you have any idea how much I want to kiss you right now?” xD – Anon

Pairings: Elijah Mikaelson x Reader

Warnings: none, I’m surprised.

Word Count: 2582

Ooh. ‘Lijah.

(gifs not mine, credits to owners)

Of all people you would surround yourself, you happened to end up with the Mikaelsons. The first vampires, the oldest, reckless, quite wise set of people you have met. But you weren’t any lower than them, you’re just as old as them, not so reckless, and wise. No, they aren’t your siblings, you’d rather go to hell than be part of that drama that’s their family.

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A Different Look at Mental Illness and Chasing Dreams

So I recently read an article online about a young woman who struggled with her own intelligence and the way her past decisions influenced the way people viewed her. The author of the article, Megumi Tanaka, talks about how people perceive her differently due to her educational background. Sometimes, people she meets assume she is less intelligent. She goes on to talk about how intelligence is not based on how much you actually know- it’s about the capacity to learn and understand.

The further I got into the article, the more I thought of how intelligence relates to mental illness, and then how mental illness relates to how a portion of today’s society view people with diagnoses of that kind, and then the way people diagnosed with mental illness view themselves.

When I was diagnosed with schizophrenia in October of 2014, it didn’t really hit me until a few weeks later. I was laying in bed, listening to music, surrounded by my hallucinations (at the time, the demons), and for once I was able to ignore them, even if only due to the sudden realization that this diagnosis was serious. From that day on until at least two years later, I would sometimes stand in front of the bathroom mirror and just stare at myself for a minute or so. I was fine with myself physically, but I was so destroyed that behind the face I was looking at someone who was really, really messed up. The seemingly eternal struggle to get a grip on reality and get away from the world around me that schizophrenia was constantly creating for me was one of the biggest battles on the road to recovery (I’ll likely do another blog post on this topic in the future).

Now, fast-forward to February 2015. I was a patient at a psychiatric ward- I was admitted for suicidal thoughts. I think that that period of hospitalization was one of the most bizarre weeks of my life (again, probably doing a separate post on this). When I was in the ER for evaluation beforehand, my urine results came back as positive for PCP- turns out, the pill Lamictal can cause a false positive on a drug test for PCP (I didn’t know that at the time). So when I saw the doctor at the psych ward, I told him “I’m not schizophrenic! Someone is giving me PCP to make me look like I am.” He said, “I don’t think you are schizophrenic, either. You are an overachiever.”

And that, my friends, is a statement that still baffles me to this day. My interpretation of it is that schizophrenia is dooming, according to him. That if I had this illness, I was not supposed to have dreams. I was not supposed to be working on a college degree. That I was supposed to be inept and incapable. Because of my vision for my future, I could not be schizophrenic, and he saw me as depressed, maybe bi-polar, with some psychotic symptoms.

Turns out, yes, I do have schizophrenia. But guess what else I have? Dreams. A college education. The semester of school where I was taking three classes (including a grad school level class) as well as dealing with severe psychosis? I got straight 4.0’s. I am in love with the most wonderful, loveable guy I’ve ever met. And now, I have a job interview on March 20th (and I’m so, so excited about it!). Certainly, there’s no guarantee that I will be offered the position, but even having the interview means the world to me and tells me that my life is going in a positive direction.

Sure, my dreams are different now. Sure, I had to drop out of college later on due to schizophrenia and medication monitoring. Sure, at the time of that hospitalization my relationship with Matt was still fairly new. And sure, there have been times where I thought I’d never even apply for a job again.

Turns out, dreams change. And sometimes, they change quicker than flipping a coin. That’s alright! It’s ok! And sometimes, people will tell you that you’re not fit to achieve your dreams, for whatever reason. People try and place this odd cloud of doubt over people whose struggles that don’t understand, or for decisions and life experiences they don’t approve of. People will try to crush your dreams so that you will fit their picture of what you should be like.

Don’t listen to ‘em. Go towards your dreams, as ever changing as they may be. You CAN get that college degree- doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get it- you are filled with the power to succeed, even if you don’t know it yet. You CAN have a successful career- maybe it’s not the same as the one you wanted when you were younger, or maybe there’s a lot of bumps and roadblocks along the way, but you can absolutely do it.

Mental illness is not YOU. You are you, and mental illness cannot take that away. Don’t listen to the doubts, whether they are from outside forces, or forces within you- because you are capable of anything.

“See you in five years, Dean.” says Lucifer 2014 AD aka why I think “The End” holds the key to THE END.

I have had this one weird thought for a while, ever since I read this meta and loved it. I’ve rewatched the aptly named episode (“The End”) lately, and man, so many thoughts about it! The thing is, I am aware there is no chance in hell they somehow planned a story for 13 or 14 seasons in season 5, but I do believe that they had ideas where the story would eventually go if they had time and money. Somehow, supernaturally (heehee) they got the time and the money, and believe it or not, they will be able to close the individual character’s stories, like a good book series would!

Now, I tried to figure out when they started writing Dean and Cas into the subtext with the idea that this is where they would go with these characters if they had a chance. Right now my money is on the ending of season 4, when Chuck sees Cas sending Dean away, and dying for him for the first time (there is a reason why Chuck immediately restored Castiel after that). Of course chemistry was there before that episode, and maybe we could argue that the whole love story started when Dean started talking to Cas about free will for the first time, or maybe even when Chuck originally sent Cas to fetch Dean from Hell (he was the one writing their story in the beginning, after all).

But when did the writers on the show deliberately started writing an arc for Destiel, not just hints and jokes based on Cockles chemistry, but an actual arc, even if it was without any belief they would use it one day?

My opinion is that season 5 already started with a deliberate Destiel arc, and “The End” is a part of it. I think textually it was supposed to be all it was (showing what will happen if Dean kept saying “no” to Michael), but subtextually it was supposed to also hint what could have been if the show went on long enough. Now, I think this kind of storytelling works both ways - you plan for the future without knowing whether you will ever use it, but also later you come back to what you created before, and weave it into your later chapters to create a balanced story that ties the past and the future. 

In books it’s easier, because you plan the whole thing ahead, how many books, a story for each book, the overreaching arcs, etc. With a TV show you never know how it will fit with the number of seasons, because usually you have no idea how many seasons you will get, and how to divide the overall narrative - that’s why so many longer shows look like they are made up as they go along. So many shows died a painful death because of it - “Angel” looks like it was cut short in the middle of the storytelling; Buffy sidetracked after season 5, and painfully survived only two more; ”X-Files" was great until seson 7 finale, and then got terrible (admittedly there were problems with the arcs before that - but they gave us the basis for the slow burn of DeanCas in Mulder and Scully, so I still love them. Plus my god Vince Gilligan.) Most of my fav shows had this problem.

I know SPN has a lot of issues, but characterization (in my opinion) is spot on (with occasional Bucklemming episodes here and there, but I can overlook it). See, I watched seasons 1-5 in one sitting, and season 6-11 in another, so I had a more literary experience with them, rather than an “one episode per week” experience, but it allowed me to see how, even the weaker seasons, never went off track or looked like they made them up on the spot. I was expecting this problem with each new season: to be disappointed, for the characters to start acting like carricatures of themselves, for the writers to start recycling the same story with same results, to start putting Jar-Jars into the narrative for comic relief and nothing more. Imagine my shock when this didn’t happen. When the story just kept on going for 11 seasons, sometimes better, sometimes weaker, but even then, solid and moving forward. I was impressed.

And then season 12 came, and felt different, felt off, not bad, just with a very different feeling. I thought the reason was the new showrunner, the new writers, but as the season progressed I realised it’s all deliberate. It’s all part of the narrative. That they have some bigger idea that we didn’t expect, but instead of throwing it at us, they weave it, slowly but surely. And it’s once again about the characters.

That’s why I believe they always had some general concept what their characters’ stories are, that they prepared individual stories even though they didn’t know how to get to the end (but they always knew what the end was), and whether they would have a chance to tell it all. Fortunately, shockingly, they do have a chance (which is amazing, because I hate open endings and narratives cut short). That is why I believe they are not doing stupid fuckups just to stir the shit up (like killing off Cas or exchanging him with some AUCas that would be a completely new character), but they deliberately are leading the story of Dean, Sam and Cas (and Crowley, and Mary) where they want it, even though it doesn’t always look like it.

Now, I am aware it can be purely coincidental, or just dumb luck, but I rewatched the Samifer scene from “The End” the other day, and he has a conversation with Dean in the garden:

DEAN

You better kill me now. Or I swear, I will find a way to kill you. And I won’t stop.

LUCIFER

I know you won’t. I know you won’t say yes to Michael, either. And I know you won’t kill Sam. Whatever you do, you will always end up here. Whatever choices you make, whatever details you alter, we will always end up—here. I win. So, I win.

DEAN

You’re wrong.

LUCIFER

See you in five years, Dean.

I know it means 2009 to 2014 (five years). But from today’s point of view it looks like 2014 to 2019 (five years). End of season 14. The End. No matter what you do, we will always end up here.

I believe the end is exactly what we see in “The End”, but with a twist!

Because the apocalypse didn’t happen. Because Sam didn’t okay Lucifer’s use of his body, and Dean didn’t become Michael’s meatsuit. And yet, we’re steadily moving towards the similar end that we saw there, only more positive.

I think it’s not coincidental that when I think about Dean and Cas being together in the end, in my head it’s endverse!Cas who is always the one fitting best in the spot of Dean’s endgame. Of course Dabb is now repairing the narrative, so it’s not gonna be the broken human!Cas and broken, performing leader!Dean, with a long list of coping mechanisms and a death wish. No, but it still will be human Cas, who stays with Dean till the end, who has his own spiritual interests (minus drugs, booze and women, because these are coping mechanism that happy Destiel will not need), living together with Dean (because you won’t tell me Cas and Dean don’t live together in the endverse, in this huge, luxurious cabin with a king size bed, movie posters and buddhist paraphernalia, one wardrobe that they apparently share, and drinking water supplies for the whole camp - no one in their right mind would give Cas the stoner keys for the drinking water supplies!) (Also, somebody had to take care of Cas when he couldn’t walk for two months). They have some people around them, maybe they still go out and hunt sometimes, but generally they have a well-rounded life, with Sam (sans Lucifer) somewhere close, doing his thing. 

You take away the apocalypse, croatoan virus and Satan, add the Nephilim and the Wayward Daughters, and you have the hunting husbans we hope to see one day, with their nice cabin in the woods (or, ekhm, a little white house in Washington, by the lake, where you can fish and with a portal to another dimention in the backyard).

This is what I think is happening now with Castiel being killed - and as painful as it is, it will lead us to The End. The good kind. With Nephilim instead of Lucifer. With the balance. And I do believe that this time Dean finds a way to kill the devil. For good. And there will be rainbows.

Also, since everything that Mark Sheppard posted lately on Twitter turned out to be true, I have a feeling that Misha/Cas getting his make-up done in his Jim Morrison t-shirt and jeans is a hint as well.

Yes, still excited to see where the story will take me.

My Worlds recap

Here I was, on March 30th, in my hometown Riga with bus and ferry tickets and most importantly - tickets to Ladies practice and Short Dance in my pocket. I could not believe I was going to Worlds after many years of living and breathing figure skating. This was a dream of mine that I thought would never come to life. It felt so surreal I had to pinch myself a few times. 😅

When me and my mom made it to the arena at 8 AM on March 31st, it was so difficult to hold back tears ( i am literally tearing up as i’m writing this 😂). Watching figure skating has been one of the biggest parts of my life for five (!!!) years now and I don’t think I can put my feelings towards it in just some sentences. It is better than all the movies because it’s the real life - but with the spectrum of emotions I only get to see in the cinema. It doesn’t only show “the movie” (aka the performance) but also every behind the scenes action (like the emotions before and after the performance, the training process, the challenges along the way) which makes it so much more interesting. So when I walked in the arena it felt like a dream come true. They didn’t have doors heading to each sector, but a curtain instead (to not make a sound every time someone enters or exits) and because it was the practice time for Ladies the curtains weren’t closed but fully open instead. So even when I had just come in the arena, I could already see a glimpse of the ice rink which felt so surreal and that was the first time it hit me so hard that I was actually really here - at the World Championships.

It felt fantastic to see stars like Ashley Wagner, Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman, Evgenia Medvedeva, Anna Pogorilaya and Carolina Kostner skate so close to me (we were seated really close to the ice), to see their determined faces and to live through their great performances. Incomparably mesmerizing.

Before the short dance there was some time to kill so we just walked around and enjoyed the atmosphere which is SO unique! There is this buzzing feeling which makes you feel warm and welcomed and everyone looks nervously excited. We walked through every booth/shop there was, I even got some beautiful postcards from John Wilson Blades booth (they were handing them out for free?! 😧) with Ashley, Patrick, the Shibs and Chock/Bates. There I met a lovely French fan and we had a brief talk about our journeys as fans and let me add that it feels so weird to actually talk with someone about figure skating after you’ve mostly only shared your opinions online and have never had a legit conversation live??! 😂

Then it was the time for the short dance (oh my, hearing the ISU fanfare live was hands down the best experience ever 😂😂😂) . I have been a massive ice dance fan since forever and I am a big supporter of Tessa&Scott. They are the main reason I was actually here - I can’t put into words what they’ve done to me in these past years - they have held me up every time I felt down in various ways - with their performances, life stories or just small interviews. I just wanted to give back to them a little with my heartfelt support. However, I joined the V/M fandom in 2012 when everyone was furious about D/W and their success (which would happen in 2013 and 2014) and I quickly learned to be as bitter as everyone else. It feels sad to look back now and think that we used so much time to just talk about Meryl and Charlie - more than about great things of Tessa and Scott. I only understood this after T&S took a break after 2014 and I just became this casual ice dance fan who wanted to see the best in everyone and was listening to everyone’s stories of ups and downs. It was the same fantastic atmosphere - just without all the rage. During this period of time I really fell in love with Kaitlyn&Andrew, Maia&Alex and Gabriella&Guillaume. When Tessa&Scott came back I couldn’t believe how great I felt during the season - it was now 100 times more exciting as I had so many couples I loved and supported throughout (…well, i did love t&s a little more than anyone else though 😆) . And you have NO idea how much I loved the theme of this years SD. SOOOO much spunk and sass! I hope you don’t mind me saying that pretty much all of these were the best short dances I have ever seen from the top teams.

First of all, let me say a word about the atmosphere live. It is absolutely incomparable to the TV. The audience noises are lowered for about ten thousand times and are almost inaudible in the TV which is the biggest change. The ovations are so impressive you can’t believe them at first. Second of all, the skating skills and the speed is insane live. And thirdly of all, the costumes look SO. MUCH. DIFFERENT. (they are much more sparkly and colorful 😍✨).

I was actually worried that I might not last for seven freaking groups but the time went so fast. I still can’t believe the zamboni breaks. I swear to god they didn’t last more than five minutes 😅 (I always get cranky during the resurfacing breaks when I watch TV - feels like hours). From the first four groups couples that stood out for me the most were Smart/Diaz, Kaliszek/Spodyriev and Lauriault/Le Gac - they all had great stage presence and superb feel to the music.

Then the fifth group came. All of a sudden Tessa and Scott were on the ice and I was like one of these crazy Bieber fans who can’t stop their tears. I tried my hardest to bring the tears back but I miserably failed (I had promised myself that I would act NORMALLY NOT START CRYING ON MY FIRST OPPORTUNITY I AM SO WEIRDED OUT OF THE SUDDEN EMOTIONS THAT CAME OUTSIDE IN THAT MOMENT - I am a very reserved person who always puts herself together 😂). Tessa’s costume is SO much more beautiful live. I wasn’t a fan of it when I first saw it but DAMN she looked hot. Also the golden sparkles around the cutouts on the pants are basically not seen at all in the usual professional pics but they were actually unbelievably shiny. And Scott just has this amazing aura around himself. He seemed to ooze confidence but also some sort of humbleness. And OMG - they’re fast. But the thing that struck me the most was the non-touching step sequence. They did it once in the warm up and I legit thought it was some “easy version of this sequence without the hard steps just to get warmed up” and you can’t imagine how surprised I was when they performed it in the actual dance. It WAS the sequence. I swear it looked like anyone could do it. So light and easy. Now THAT was the moment I understood how superior they actually are. Everybody else’s StSq looked, you know, like a StSq should look like - a hard element hard to execute (don’t get me wrong - they were mostly done beautifully but it was visible that this is a hard element - which it is 😆). After the warm up ended I was probably still in shock so I have no recollection of the first two pairs in that group. Sorry. 😁 Then they came up on ice for a short warm up again while the previous teams scores were announced. And this includes the moment I think nobody has caught on camera (I don’t think I have seen any pre-sd videos at all which is such a shame). They were just gliding on ice separately with Tessa slightly in front of Scott. Then they started to slow down because they were coming to Marie France. And while they’re slowing down, Scott skates right in front of me with the biggest grin ever and his lovey-dovey eyes focused on Tessa’s back slightly in front of him. And that is the moment I calm down. His eyes bring the sense to me that everything is going to be okay and he is confident about it (i swear to god he’s a magician or whatever but that look was SO calming and surreal). And Tessa just turns her head, looks at his face and literally rolls her eyes with a smile on her face (okay i might’ve imagined the eye rolling but you all know that face when tessa looks at scott and thinks ‘god you’re such an idiot i love you’) and then they’re already with Marie France with last words before performance. The actual performance was unreal. They did their beginning moves right in front of me and that was SO sharp. Also when they did these moves there were quite few “eeeaaaww” kind of shouts or whatever the Michael Jackson kind of short screams sound. That was superb and I’m so sad NONE of them are audible during the actual recording. It gave a great atmosphere. Scott did the kneeling thing right before the end of the first section right in front of me which left such an impact. SOO much control. The blues sequence was hella smooth (and twizzles were ok but i was so scared about them) BUT THE LIFT. THE STADIUM FREAKING ERUPTED DURING THE LIFT. I felt as if I had wings and had been accepted into paradise. And then it ended and I was on my feet and there was an ocean of tears (whoops😅). It was an experience I will never forget.

Then it was time for Group number 6. I have to be honest - I was a little disappointed with Stepanova/Bukin. I’ve been a huge fan of their SD but seeing it live was a little bit underwhelming. It’s the way of skating - they skate “small”. However I still loved the choreography and their chemistry is certainly the best in the younger ice dancers field. If they can improve their skating skills, I’m completely on board.

Piper and Paul were a huge surprise for me. Even when they were warming up with everyone else, you could feel their presence the most. And let me just say this - Canadian men are superior dancers. Scott, Paul and Andrew all felt a bit similar to me. They makes themselves look extremely confident (i mean their skating skills also are 😍) and they lead their ladies better than anyone else - it just feels extremely natural. So, back to Piper&Paul. This was a huge hit in the arena (and for me!). The feeling was great throughout the performance and I just want to say it one more time - the skating skills (piper has improved so much)!! the twizzles! they took my breath. I have to admit I didn’t think this dance would actually work for me but it did.

Another team which surprised me in a good way were Bobrova&Soloviev. As the season progressed, I always felt as this program was a little “pushed”. They tried to bring the sass, but instead it came off as a vulgarity. However the forms they create on ice are very clean and blade work is beautiful so I was actually scratching my head after watching these two because I’ve never really liked them but somehow they look better live (I just don’t understand why?)

I was also delighted by Anna&Luca’s performance. That dress looked even more beautiful live and they also made me like them more than on TV. They just draw you in and you can’t do anything about it. I just wish they would be more versatile (but i still love them!)

The seventh group started with the Shibs who I think had the very close second short dance choreography-and-idea-wise behind T&S. I’ve absolutely adored this dance all the times this season and this was no exception. That lift was badass and man, those twizzles… I didn’t think that was going to leave such a big impact on me. SO sharp in every movement. Alex just needs improve his facial expressions a bit and then they’d be even more perfect (also maia is a literal goddess).

I have to say my sentimental favorites of the night were Kaitlyn&Andrew. Their skating on TV looks a bit like Stepanova/Bukin’s so I was a little bit worried that it would fall flat. It was the DIRECT opposite. I think their skating skills were second only to VM that night because damn, they skated with so much speed. And their chemistry just went sky high. Also that lift made the arena erupt (again😂). It looked so much more powerful than on TV. The move where Andrew just rolls Kaitlyn on his back was hands down one of the coolest of the night. I was just so happy to see them perform the best they can after some disappointing starts. It was truly wonderful and after they finished I was standing and in tears again. I thought they were terribly underscored, but oh well, #twizzles. (they are both also incredibly hot 😏🔥)

Gabriella&Guillaume were also amazing live. I loved that they did the most program to the blues music which I truly respect because it is so much harder to keep an audience interested with blues than with hip hop. But the slow section was amazing - the attention to details and the blade work was soooo smooth. I’ve got to say although Guillaume’s skating skills and dance moves are through the roof fantastic, he doesn’t “lead” his partner that well - the Canadian guys do it so much better. I don’t think he has any rivals in the “best male ice dancer by himself” category, but he has a lot to learn to be the best in the “best male partner in ice dance” nomination - he isn’t the full package yet. However I’m a big fan of hard work and dedication (and I’m sad people only appreciate Guillaume’s because he is the more gifted one) so I’m a big fan of Gabi, her personality and facial expressions during the performance. She sells everything better than Guillaume but I don’t think she’s being recognized enough for that.

Madi&Zach also surprised me live by looking far more polished than on TV. The movements were sharp and they’ve got this weirdly different blade quality compared to others that I can’t explain (but i liked it). I certainly was a bit cringey about the music at the beginning of the season, but I’ve got to say that crowd really appreciated it and I was also on board. I smiled so hard when the scores came up because I absolutely love it when underdogs show everyone what they’re capable of.

Last up were Madi&Evan and this unfortunately turned out the same way I felt about Stepanova/Bukin. I had also been a big fan of this SD all season but their way of skating didn’t seem to impress me. I had also liked how Evan just tossed around Madi various times in the program but live it just seemed a little too much? BUT I totally respect that they have worked so much with their chemistry because it was nonexistent some years ago but now they just scream the word “FIIIIREEEEEE”. 😉

Afterwards there were about a hundred of people making a crowd close to the door which skaters entered to go to the draw for the FD. Well, I think it’s not a very good way to get a skaters autograph. They are very tired after the competition and it’s not even over - there’s still the FD so they got to keep focused. I think a moment between a skater and a fan should be much more personal than just blocking an entrance just to get your autograph. I don’t know, it just made me a little uncomfortable when everyone was waiting for them just to come like they’re some sort of zoo animals or whatever. I didn’t want any autographs or anything, it was just SO hard to get through the far-too-excited crowd (to the exit of the arena) I decided to wait until they go away. I didn’t even register that I was standing right after the entrance to the draw (where it wasn’t crowded at all, in fact I was like the only person there) and the wall was from glass so you could see the skaters after they entered the “closed zone”. And then I turned my head and saw FREAKING TESSA AND SCOTT in the closed zone. About a meter from me there was this crazy crowd waiting for skaters and turning their heads in the other direction while I was enjoying my view of Tessa and Scott having a conversation. 😄 They were kind of afar from me though and I was trying my best not to stare ('they are not animals and it is rude to do that’ I muttered to myself) - I don’t think they even saw me because they looked completely in ease as the glass wall separated them from everyone. Then they left further for the draw and I couldn’t see them anymore. Tessa&Scott were already in the closed zone because they skated early but the skaters from the last group still had to come. I’ve got to say it was a bit sad to see the guards having a hard time taking the skaters from the crowd to the closed zone. People went crazy every time someone came. But I, still not accompanied by anyone, just had the best view of my life of skaters like Maia&Alex, Kaitlyn&Andrew, Gabi (Guillaume didn’t show up because he was getting his hand stitched) , Piper&Paul, Madi&Evan and Madi&Zach after they had gone through the crowd. Madison Hubbell actually turned around to see the crowd once again, laughed, then turned in the other direction, saw me all by myself, smiled and waved at me! 😎😱 I was so surprised but also very thankful for such a nice gesture! (jeez, but I hope I didn’t look like those weird, creepy stalkers 😁). The crowd finally went away and I got to walk out normally.

My journey was over but the memories were never going to fade. It was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world as it brought the whole spectrum of emotions to me. It was the best day of my life. I can never thank enough to my mom who came up with this idea and travelled with me. We had the most fantastic time ever. ❤️

(thanks for reading, this was suuuuper long 😂)

New Beginnings Part 1

Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Word Count: 1,811

Warnings: Fluff

Summary: Almost four years after your breakup with Jensen and the birth of your daughter, Odessa, you and Jensen cross paths again, where he meets his daughter for the first time (im sorry i suck at summaries)

No harm to Danneel and their family. 


“Odie, you ready to go?” You ask as your three year old daughter, Odessa waddles up the few steps to the front door. You tighten your grip on your dog’s, Otis, leash. He sniffs Odessa, making her giggle.

“Yah!” She replies with a toothy smile. You look down and notice that she’s wearing her plastic princess heels from her Cinderella dress. You kneel down to her level and smile at her.

“Are you sure you want to wear those to the park?” You ask, pointing at her shoes, “You’re gonna be running around. Trust me when I say running in heels is not fun. Now go get your sneakers. I see you already have socks on.” Odessa frowns slightly but nodded. She turned on her heels and half ran away, her plastic heels clinking after her.

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anonymous asked:

1/2 Hey a lot of blogs, who think that Z leaving is a stunt, talk about how Zayn and Louis are the biggest thorns in 1DHQ side and how they cause them the most trouble. I've always questioned why the smear campaign against 1D only focuses on Louis and the band as a whole and barely mentions the other boys. The smear campaign against Z even sets him up against the 1D fandom, along with the public. That IS extremely weird, but are there articles/interviews/quotes that show why Z&L are such a

2/2 problem to Simon&co? I’ve asked other blogs, but they only ever give a rather vague answer, like that they are the most rebellious. Is there something, that shows that they try to undermine the manegment in a significant way or that they may have build up some influece behind the scenes? I’ve also found it weird, that that sun article, who badmouthed all the boys, bothered to mention Louis supposedly being the „leader“ of the band. What was the purpose of that? Is there some truth to it?


Well, I can understand people not wanting to make masterposts because this just took several hours.  Under the cut is a decent list of incidences and a good number of gifs.  They show exactly how rebellious Zayn and Louis in particular have been and give a few reasons as to why.

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An Ode to Silver Boxes

To those who got into video games only in the last 10 or so years, the appeal of the Konami name might not be readily apparent. Newcomers to the hobby probably associate them with Metal Gear, soccer games, and probably little else. But there was a time when the Konami name was as good as gold; in the days of the NES, Konami built itself up as a gaming powerhouse, and it delivered its trademark brand of 8-bit action with a distinct, eye-catching hook: action-packed artwork framed by a silver border.

To me, that silver box, with its weighted lines on either side that faded away to showcase the dynamic art, was a promise — a promise that something awesome was inside. Whether it was flying through space to save the galaxy in Gradius, running through the jungles with a buddy in Contra, hitting the ice in Blades of Steel, maneuvering an assault jeep across enemy territory in Jackal, or driving a stake into the heart of evil in Castlevania, there was almost always something good behind that silver veneer. It seemed like just about any game could get the Official Nintendo Seal of Quality, but to get into a silver box? That meant it had to be something special. It had to be elite: adrenaline-pumping gameplay, cutting-edge graphics, responsive controls, and some of the most memorable music you’ll ever hear from a sound chip.

Not every Konami NES game was great, of course. Top Gun was fun until you tried to land, and few games have disappointed me as much as The Adventures of Bayou Billy. But for the most part, Konami consistently delivered excellent game after excellent game. To me, Konami games were just as much of a reason to own an NES as the first-party Nintendo titles were. It could be considered sacrilege, I know, but as much as I love the Super Mario series, Zelda, Metroid, and Punch-Out!!, if I was forced to choose one library over the other, I might take Konami’s NES offerings over Nintendo’s.

And Konami’s appeal went beyond those silver borders. Konami’s second label, Ultra Games (created to circumvent Nintendo’s third-party publishing restrictions), didn’t feature the silver boxes, but typically delivered quality nonetheless (Metal Gear, anyone?), and Konami’s reputation for amazing gaming experiences continued late into the NES’s lifecycle and into the 16-bit era when Konami eschewed the silver frames for more conventional designs. But even when the silver was gone, the quality remained, with games such as Super Castlevania IV, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Axelay, Contra III, Rocket Knight Adventures, and one of my all-time personal favorites, Snatcher.

And let’s not forget Konami’s licensed offerings. In an era when movie- and cartoon-based games were frequently unplayable garbage, Konami made licensed titles that weren’t just good but brilliant. As a kid, I wasn’t even a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tiny Toon Adventures, or The Simpsons, but I absolutely loved the games. (Well…not the first, awful NES TMNT game.) These games were fantastic whether you enjoyed the property they were based on or not, and the games actually got me interested in the franchises they were based on rather than the other way around. Co-op brawler TMNT IV: Turtles in Time, technique-filled platformer Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose!, and skull-crunching beat-‘em-up Batman Returns exude as much polish as anything released in the 16-bit era and remain among my favorite SNES games of all time. As for The Simpsons? Konami didn’t have home-console rights to the property, so when the opportunity presented itself, I bought the actual arcade machine.

As the gaming industry matured, consoles and gaming fads came and went, but Konami remained a leader, branching out into new genres, reinventing old ones, and pioneering its own with offerings that included Suikoden, Vandal Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Silent Hill, Zone of the Enders, and the groundbreaking Dance Dance Revolution and Bemani music series. When the Pokémon craze hit, I was excited by the prospect of this new, collectable take on RPGs, but I was even more excited hearing that Konami had its own spin on the formula with Yu-Gi-Oh, which I was sure would outclass Pokémon in every way. I was completely wrong, of course, and in retrospect I’m glad, but at the time, it certainly seemed like a possibility.

When I made my first trip to Japan in 1996, it warmed my heart to see a Konami building in the Tokyo skyline, complete with the classic red-and-yellow wave logo. “Those are my guys,” I thought as I looked at the building. I knew they were making magic in there. Maybe someday the Konami Omni Building from Snatcher would even be a reality.

But the magic didn’t last. Though Konami continued to pump out appealing games on both consoles and handhelds up through the PS2 and Nintendo DS eras (special shoutout to Contra 4, a game I’m incredibly proud to have had a hand in revealing), the company’s output dropped dramatically after that. The rising costs associated with the PS3/Xbox 360 era were not kind to Japanese gaming, and the teams responsible for beloved franchises got dissolved, development on some properties were outsourced to external companies, and resources were shifted to pachinko machines and lackluster mobile titles. Subsidiary Hudson Soft, purchased by Konami in 2011, was shut down, and its brands were all but wiped from existence. Later, reports trickled in of how some of gaming’s greatest minds were being mistreated by Konami management, and most of them abandoned ship at the first opportunity.

When I visited the once-proud company’s E3 booth on the second day of the show in 2014, it looked like an abandoned wasteland. An irate Konami fan once accused me of taking the photo shown here before they’d finished setting up the booth, but this was right in the middle of gaming’s biggest annual event, and they apparently didn’t have any products to display. Instead of warming my heart like it had 18 years prior, this Konami just made me sad.

Honestly, I applaud Konami for branching out into alternative revenue sources rather than go belly-up or face continuous losses like some Japanese gaming giants, but to say they threw the baby out with the bathwater is an understatement. By squandering their greatest resource — their creative personnel — and abandoning the brands that made them famous, Konami has eliminated the very things that made them special, and destroyed the good will and respect that they’d forged with a generation of fans.

Will Konami ever try to take back its place of greatness in gaming’s pantheon? Will they consider reviving brands like Gradius, Contra, Mystical Ninja, and Suikoden? Or could those series be licensed to talented outside studios who, like me, were inspired by Konami’s original works and would love to carry on the legacy? After seeing Konami’s revival of Bomberman R on Switch, it may be fair to say that those old brands may not be dead just yet.

Then again, if they are, I’ll still always have my old cartridges…and my memories of those captivating silver boxes.

Shane McMahon - Love & War

Prompt: Can I get one with Shane McMahon Where yall hate each other because yall are attracted to each other, you decide to quit and go to raw. Then  You get drafted back to smackdown and you star arguing with Shane because going back means having to be put on the shelf and hiding your feelings
Requested: by @irish-newzealand-idian-dutch
Warnings: Swearing I guess 
Words: 1500+

“You’d think he’d stop dancing after all these years….and maybe not wear sneakers. He’s meant to be a businessman” you rolled your eyes as Shane walked down to ring to meet Stephanie and Vince. 

“Who cares? He’s having fun” Becky shrugged her shoulders fixing her ring attire. She stared at you watching the tv intensely “Clearly you care. Come on get ready we have our tag match soon” 

“I don’t care” you said turning away to get ready. You did a little though. You and Shane had a fling. Shane’s marriage broke down in 2014 and although Shane wasn’t a part of WWE back then, he still came to the main pay-per-views and that’s where you met. You had a fling in the end on 2014 and then he left and you didn’t hear from him again. He didn’t even tell you when he returned last year. When the draft was announced after WrestleMania 32 you were excited and prayed you were drafted to raw with Stephanie…you weren’t, you were drafted to smackdown. You wanted to go to raw because you were actually good friends with Stephanie. Hunter and Shawn were your mentors who trained you since you were 18 and everytime you were in the same room as Shane it ended in an argument. 

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