you know when you’re born in a non-english speaking country bilingualism is kind of a default. we are taught english from a young age so when someone asks me what languages do i speak, i respond with “well croatian and english obv, but im studying french and russian too”. and that bothers me. because english is fucking hard. in my country bilingualism is default, trilingualism is expected, and people get impressed when you speak five fucking languages where as native english speakers are praised for learning one (1) foreign language. i get that english is a major global language and why it is taught, but it bothers me that even if i spoke 5 languages fluently it would be useless if i didnt speak perfect english. and along with that, all of my hard work that i put into my english is dismissed because english is expected of me.
Hey, I'm feeling kinda crappy today and I was wondering if I can get any cute Otayuri headcanons?
aaa im sorry abt that friend!! okay okay lemme try im always up for hcs abt my children
when yuri figures out that he likes otabek he tries to keep it a secret bc,,, hello,,, if anyone finds out theyd never let him hear the end of it
but either hes terrible at hiding his feelings or everyone just knows him that well, bc they all figure it out anyway
and instead of teasing him like he thought theyre,,?? actually rly supportive abt it??? georgi of course understands bc hes georgi and mila only teases him like 25% of the time and viktor and yuuri are #relationshipgoals so like,, of course
n at first yuris rly embarrassed but he slowly starts opening up to them abt his crush until there isnt a day where he doesnt rant to someone abt otabek
“he sent me a selfie on snapchat today and he looked so good what the fuck what he fuck”
“he added one (1) heart emoji in this text??? wtf???/???/ HELP”
“HES COMING HERE HES VIISITING GUYS STOP LAUGHGING HELP ME WHAT HTE FUCK”
and when otabek does visit this is when yuri regrets ever letting these fucking idiots know
bc yuuri and viktor are giving otabek the shovel talk (”WE’RE NOT EVEN DATING WHAT THE FUCK!!!” - yuri), georgis crying abt how “his little brother is growing up and finding love”, and mila’s become the embodiment of the
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its a horrible trip for otabek in yuri’s opinion
but that opinion quickly changes when otabek takes him on a date one night, kisses him and asks him if he’d like to be boyfriends
the next morning he finds out that yuuri, viktor, georgi and mila were coaching otabek throughout the entire date and yuri cant bring himself to be mad at them
“… seriously though otabek if u ever think abt hurting yuri-” “SHUT THE FUCK UP VIKTOR”
fun fact before i forget: in russia there’s a superstition that if you sit between two people with the same name. you’re supposed to make a wish, and it will come true. it’s a good luck superstition.
so basically viktor probably hangs out with yuri p. and yuri k. in order to get all that good luck. but wait! there’s more! yuri and georgi are both forms of george so you could probably also say that sitting between a yuri and georgi will bring good luck too. just in case you ever wondered why viktor knows so many people with similar names
This is the seventh installment in a series of book recommendations, all of which will introduce you to kickass women from mythologies around the world, all of them written by women. All books listed had to pass the following criteria:
Be written by a woman
Have a woman as (one of) the protagonist(s)
Feature Russian or Slavic mythology
This recommendation list comes on the heels of the Asian mythology rec list, because I really wanted to include Russia (which falls under both Asian and Slavic mythology), but I wanted to keep the country as a whole in one post. @kostromas
(x) and @lamus-dworski (x) (x) were kind enough to take some time answering my questions.
While I mainly looked for books ft. Russian and Slavic mythologies (I used this Wiki file as a measure to determine the Slavic region), I also include a few books with other origins, such as Norway and various Eastern European countries, because I think - out of all the recommendation posts I have done and plan to do - this is the one they would fit best in.
Please note as well that there is a lot of overlap among most of these cultures, with different versions of a character appearing in many, so some of the below classifications may be rather arbitrary (I usually go with what’s 1) listed in the summary, then see if 2) the writer specifies a culture, or if 3) readers had helpful input).
UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention that this post could do with some clarification and additions. To start with, I’d like to address the small number of books listed under Slavic. I don’t mean to say that only the countries listed are Slavic countries. The list is as limited as it is because I found it difficult to locate books that met all the above listed criteria, and an unconscious fifth - that they be written in English. If you take out any one of those criteria, a larger pool of books would open itself up, and I encourage you to consider that as an option.
While I understand that limiting these lists to books written in or translated into English is not ideal, I also don’t think I am the right person to judge which books written in Slavic languages should be included, as I am not Slavic and don’t speak or read Slavic languages. Readers should be aware though, that reading a book featuring Slavic mythologies or cultures, which are not written by someone who identifies as Slavic, may promote a stereotypical or otherwise harmful depiction of those cultures.
Moreover, those authors who do hail from the relevant region are more likely to be published if they don’t push the envelope too much to be acceptable for a generic Western audience. Therefore, additional reading of books on and / or featuring Slavic mythologies or cultures can aid in understanding the context of these tales. I have listed a couple of books in the honourable mentions with that in mind, and I have decided to add an asterisk (*) to all works written by an author who is confirmed as hailing from the region their work is set in. Typically, I’ve listed one or two books per author, but do check for their other writing.
Finally, I should add that I might have made a mistake in including Russia in this list. This was done because I wanted to keep the country in one post, rather than splitting it between the Asian list and this one. The Asian one was sufficiently long I didn’t want to add it there, but I might have been better off creating a completely separate list for it rather than including it here.
With the above reasons in mind, I have decided to move the Slavic section up, I have added a number of entries throughout, and expanded the resources list at the bottom.
**WARNING: VIOLENT THEMES AND SCENE OF TOUCHING WITHOUT CONSENT/MOLESTATION. SMUT ALSO**
A/N: This is fiction, but remember to use protection
His lips trailed over your clavicle, sloppily kissing the
soft skin before suckling on the delicate skin.
You gasped sharply, your fingers threading through his silken tresses as he
groaned against your skin.
Your cuddle session was interrupted as he claimed he wanted to ‘practice’, the
purple flowers blooming across your shoulders his results. Your soft sounds of
satisfaction urging him to continue. He tugged the strap of your camisole and
bralette down, his warm lips pestering the delicate skin. You called his name
gently, caressing his soft cheek. He abandoned your satin skin, his gaze meeting
It was your opportunity to press him to the smooth leather of the sofa, your
hot breaths fanning his exposed neck.
America: Okay. I’m done messing around. If you want to play games with your life that’s fine. We can do that. And this game is one of yours, isn’t it, Russia? *And he stands, pulls out his gun and removes one bullet.*Let’s make this more challenging.
America: Full round and one blank. *He presses the gun to his head.* I’ll even go first.
*He pulls the trigger. A click. It’s the blank. He grins, tosses the gun onto the table in front of Russia.*