in honor of the olympics

@kyddeegan: Sup guys I’m going to the 2018 Olympics 😉 This season has been so amazing, definitely more than I could have hoped for and now I’m going to the freaking Olympics. I’m so honored and totally excited to be going to PyeongChang and represent the USA. This is the best early birthday present ever, I just want next season to start already! 🙌🙌🙌 #soready #teamusa #winterolympics 

Reposted from @usfigureskating 

“We brought @kyddeegan in for an interview, she came in thinking she was going to talk about her favorite skating memories, instead we told her she secured a spot on the 2018 Olympic team. PyeongChang here she comes!! 

The Fey courts

The Fey have lots of close connections with the mortal world. And every two years the world meets to have Olympic games. 2010, 2014 and 2018 are the winter games. 2008, 2012 and 2016 are summer games.

They fey have Summer and Winter courts…

What if while the mortals compete for who is the best the fey have there own games. But not only Summer and Winter but the Erlking and other wild Fey, to honor the original Olympic games they invite the Greek God’s to participate in the games as well.

Orges doing discus, centaurs doing the equestrian event as both horse and rider, elves in archery. The list could go on, how amazing would it be to see the fey compete in these events.

The reason I thought of this is trying to find supernatural locations in Calgary for the Dresden rpg and I remember the 1988 Winter Olympics where in Calgary and it’s perfect for the winter court.

In honor of the Olympics…

VOLTRON OLYMPIC AU

  • Shiro is a beach volleyball player.
  • Lance is a swimmer.
  • Keith is a gymnast.
  • Hunk doing weight-lifting
  • Pidge is an archer and one of the youngest in the games.
  • Allura competing in the women’s all-around gymnastics, and Coran is her coach.
  • Keith hanging out at the practice pool because he’s thirsty and watching Lance swim and oh no he’s hot
  • He feels really un-patriotic for rooting for the hot guy and not his own country, but he does it anyway (in his head, of course).
  • No one expects Pidge to win any of their events because they’re a child, but, surprisingly, they come in first place.
  • Allura is very flexible and is best at the balance beam.
  • Keith doing parallel bars and asking Allura to practice with him because she’s pretty much the best out there.
  • She does it, since she’s super nice (and they aren’t competing against each other) and she cheers for him at his competition.
  • He tries hard to make her proud
  • Hunk just completely annihilating the competition
  • Lance nick-naming Pidge “Katniss Everdeen”
  • Shiro getting a bloody nose from getting hit in the face at full force with a volleyball, but finishing the game anyway.
  • Lance having a really strange pre-game ritual of eating an orange slice 45 minute before the game, talking to a picture of his mom and saying that he’ll make her proud, complimenting himself in the mirror, and putting/taking off his goggles 3 times.
  • Allura’s team’s leotards are super sparkly and she looks like a beautiful goddess
  • “You can’t date someone from a different country’s team.”
  • “Fucking witness me”
  • Asexual Shiro “They don’t call me an ace for nothing” (get it??? like… like a good serve-)
  • Lance hits his head on the side of the pool often when he doesn’t pay attention
Yuri on Ice characters vs Real Life Top Skaters (part 2)  The difficult case of Yuuri Katsuki

follow up of my post here 


Now onto our protagonist : Yuuri Katsuki


Originally posted by rose-flowers

Let me start by telling you this is a hard case because if Yuuri physically looks like a certain skater I will show you in a second, both mentally and their path is radically different and ressemble much more some other skaters.


Physically : 


Originally posted by n5fw


Meet Yuzuru Hanyu 

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Originally posted by nonchan1023

Yuzuru Hanyu is the actual top man, with his training mate Javier Fernandez, of the figure skating world and will probably dethrone Plushenko of his Legend status in the long run. 

He’s 21 years old, reigning Olympic Gold Medalist, one time world champion, two times world vice-champion (behind his training mate Javier Fernandez), first man to break the 100 point bareer in the short program, the 200 points bareer in the long program, and the 300 points bareer of the short and long program combined. His top score culminate right now at 330 point and some decimals.

He’s also the first man to land a clean quadruple Loop in history in competition (he did it on the first weekend of october 2016).


Physically, Yuuri looks a lot like him, especially face wise. But until we learn more about Yuuri, I’d say that’s where the comparison can stop.

Mentally they are extremely different :

Originally posted by shinumade

Originally posted by yuzuland


On the ice, Yuzuru is a warrior who has next to zero inhibitions. He thrives in competition and in hardship. He survived the terrible earthquake that destroyed his house in Sendai in 2011, he battles asthma since he’s a child. After a terrible collision with the chinese skater Han Yan during the warm up of the long program in Cup of China in 2014, he still skated (sparking a big controversy). We use to “joke” about how no matter what he’ll be in any big competition unless he has two broken legs and someone litterally tied him to his bed. (Considering he hid how bad one of his foot injury was all season in 2015-2016 from everyone, and that it was the very first time in years that he FINALLY seriously treated it, it’s not so much a joke as a very big source of stress for his fans).

He hates to lose and the only one he accepts to lose to is his best bro and training mate Javier Fernandez, and even then losing is a pill that he has a hard time to swallow and just makes him want to train even more right now-no-time-for-press-conference-let-me-do-my-missed-quads-again!!!

Originally posted by yuzu-javi

Here he is trying to stop crying and congratulating Javier Fernandez for Spain’s first World gold medal, and being comforted by his friend (and also told by said Javier “I may have won this time but you’re still my champion”. Yes, beware of the Yuzuvier friendship. It will make you roll on the floor with no teeth because it’s too sweet and too fluffy HOW IS IT EVEN REAL!!!)

Off ice, Yuuri and Yuzuru also differ a lot. Yuzuru had stated he’s not a big eater and he actually tend to lose weight and muscle very quickly. 

Yuzuru is also very nice to fans but had to put more and more polite distance between him and them because he’s so famous now he needs a bodyguard during competitions. (and it’s entirely justified. I’ve seen it first hand, we don’t want him to have to deal with the huge crowd that follows him everywhere.) On that point, he ressembles Viktor a lot (though without the winks).


What they do have in common :

Yuzuru idolizes Plushenko almost as much (but in a less romantic way) as Yuuri idolizes Viktor. He had a “mushroom” haircut for a long time to copy his hero’s hairstyle, he did the Biellman Spin because he did it etc etc. And everytime he gets to share the ice with the Legend his fanboying is showing.

Plus now the admiration goes both ways and Plushenko loves and is a big fan of Yuzuru.

Originally posted by heltra91


So in conclusion, when Yuuri is skating, his face and physique does look like Yuzuru. But actually, even on a body type level, Yurio is closer to Yuzuru than yuuri.


His best performances :

His SP at the Grand Prix Final 2015 in Barcelona

His LP at the Grand Prix Final 2015 in Barcelona

His SP at the Sochi Olympics Games 2014


Skating style :


Meet Daisuke Takahashi

Originally posted by realdetective

We didn’t get to see much of Yuuri’s skating style yet but from the little we saw, and considering that Kenji Miyamoto worked with the animation staff, Yuuri’s skating style looks a lot like Daisuke Takahashi’s, another unanimous legend of figure skating.

Bronze medal in the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010, Daisuke is incredible on ice. He oozes charisma, his musicality is off the charts and he’ll probably melt a lot of panties on his way. If he wasn’t the best jumper, his strength was in his feet, how beautifully he could interprete music and make his fans cry.

Personality wise, Daisuke was full of insecurities. Like a lot of the most artistic skaters, if he wanted to win he still wasn’t the most driven by competition. He retired in 2014 after the Olympics where he honorably finished in the top 10 and still permanently marked his sport.

If you want to know more about him I direct you toward @magicaleggplant , she’ll talk about him much better than me.


“Story” and personality :

Meet Tatsuki Machida


Originally posted by comedydad

Originally posted by iguana012

Originally posted by flapper-dai

Now if there’s one skater that ressembles Yuuri the most, personality, physically and skating style wise, it’s Tatsuki Machida.

The story we see in the first episode actually seems to be taken right away from Machida’s : after qualifying for the Grand Prix Final, he finished last, messed up Nationals after it and didn’t make the cut for the World Championship the same season while still being a student.

Machida had a rollercoaster of a career. He was wildly inconsistent but still managed to finish in the top 10 at the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014. His biggest accomplishment competition wise was to win the silver medal at Worlds 2014, after skating the two programs of his life perfectly. He got beaten by 0.33 points by Yuzuru Hanyu. We all thought that we would get to see the rest of his rise the next season (as he openly said he was going to get the gold medal out of Yuzuru’s neck next time during the press conference) but his studies took a toll on him and even though he qualified for the Final in 2014, his competition was a disaster. 

During Nationals a month later, while his silver medal got him a spot for the World championship that season, he surprised everyone by announcing publicly that he was retiring. And when I mean everyone, I mean everyone, skaters who were expecting him to do an acceptance speech ended up in tears on the ice because they had no idea he decided to retire.

Machida is called the Philosopher on Ice. He’s very book educated and he loves to read (and sometimes to go on litterary ramble that loses everyone) and he’s a very artistic skater. As well as a beautiful diva. Which might be where him and Yuuri differ the most but we still have a long way into the anime to go before we can disregard that part of his personality.

Machida, because he had a very nasty stalker, is also the distant (but very polite !) type with fans. Another thing him and Yuuri have in common. 

Probably his most iconic performances :

His SP at the World Championship in 2014

His LP at the World Championship 2014


In conclusion, I think it’s safe to say that Yuuri was inspired by Daisuke Takahashi and Tatsuki Machida more than he was based on Yuzuru Hanyu. Which makes sense since the origin of Yuri on ice was started 5 years ago, before Yuzuru became THE face of figure skating and especially japanese figure skating. Before him, Daisuke Takahashi was (and still is) the one who filled the rink arenas during competition and he’s a very beloved skater all around the world. Machida might have provided a more “dramatic” story.


Viktor Nikiforov

Yuri Plisetski

anonymous asked:

In honor of the Olympics would you mind doing a few bots of your choice watching their s/o compete in the Gymnastics portion? (I find it interesting because Cybertronians probably wouldn't be as flexible and the stuff the gymnasts do are amazing and look downright uncomfortable btw I love everything that you post I always get excited when I get a notification).

Thank you so much! <3

Transformers Animated Autobots 

Optimus is proud of you for being in the Olympics (even though you had to explain what that was to him), and finds it remarkable that the human body can move so flexibly.

Bumblebee thinks it’s really cool, and brags about you all the time. When you’re competing, he yells encouragement at the screen.

Ratchet gets worried you’ll hurt yourself, and is constantly on edge when you’re competing. He’s a very Proud™ boyfriend though.

Prowl lowkey wants you to teach him some things, though he doesn’t think he’s quite flexible enough. He enjoys watching you compete.

Bulkhead gets pretty worried about you when he watches you practice and compete, and he wishes he could be as graceful. He’s super proud of you though.

The second in our poster series HONORING BLACK WOMEN in this year’s Black History Month. Today, Surya Bonaly shines!

Bonaly is French-born, but received her U.S. citizenship in 2004. She competed from professionally 1987-1998, and remains the ONLY figure skater in the world to successfully complete a  one-bladed backflip. The move was a response to the unjustly low score given to her in the Short Program, a score that was undoubtedly a result of her race. The move was ruled illegal on the grounds that flips require two blades, while jumps require one.

She has won awards around the world and is a Vegetarian and animal rights activist.

Here is a video of her amazing backflip!

can you imagine being sayo yamamoto and mitsuro kubo rn???? you’re lifetime fans of a fairly obscure sport, you finally after years get the greenlight to write a story about it, you pay open tribute to heroes of the sport, you include a relationship that has the potential to be controversial, and you hope it gets a nice niche following but you’re not sure it’s going to succeed

and then not only does it succeed, it smashes revenue records. literal world record holders in the sport you love are live-tweeting about it. the very athletes you honored in your show are huge fans. olympic medalists are asking to be put in the show and to voice themselves. competitors are referencing it on national television and have adopted it as something they love in return

must be so wild

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Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Barbie Doll (Video)

Just hours after being selected for the Olympic team, Mattel honored 20-year old Olympian, Gabby Douglas with her own Barbie, just in time for Rio!  The two-time gold medal recipient and multiple world champion is preparing for her 2nd Olympics game in August. She was selected for the U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic team.

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The United States Women’s Gymnastics Team won gold by over 8 points at the 2016 Olympic Games. The team is made up of Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez, and Aly Raisman. They have nicknamed themselves “The Final Five” in honor of National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi who will be retiring after these Olympics.

Sports AUs rec list

In honor of the Olympics i wanted to make a list of some of the larry fics involving sports, so here it is.

Thank you to the bfc for helping me with some of them ♥ @cuethetommo, @skylinethroughthewindow, @fireproofau, @coziestlouis, @otpwhatever (your lazy ass did nothing but i love you all the same), @tomlinsuntea 

American Football

One more for the stars by imsosorry:  Harry’s the star quarterback and Louis is about to graduate. It’s a heartbreak waiting to happen.

The boys of fall by godgavemelou: an american football au where the boys play for the university of Tennessee, and harry and louis quite hate each other.

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Anon Request: In honor of the Olympics closing, I was wondering how Lucio, Genji, and Hanzo would react to their partner being a medalist? Any medal would do. Also love your work!!!

Here you go, anon! I hope you like this! If you have any questions, message me.


Lúcio:

• Expect a party. I don’t mean the kind of party you were given as a child. This party will be filled with people (some you probably don’t know), and it’ll be all about you! Lúcio would do everything he can to make sure you know how proud he is.

• The party would go on for hours after the Olympics ended, and he would shower you in as much love as possible.

• Lúcio would also probably have all of your events on video and would play them over and over until you were sick of seeing it.

• Even if you had only won Bronze, he’d be crazy proud of you.

• Do you know that picture of Will Smith on the red carpet with his wife? Where he has his arms out and pointing at her? Yeah. That’s Lúcio. He’d make it known that you were his Olympian S/O, and he’d be proud of it.

• If someone came up to him asking for an autograph, he’d laugh, sign it, and say, “I’m cool, but have you met my medal-winning S/O?”

• Basically, he will worship your every step.

Genji:

• There would be a celebration with Genji, but it won’t be as exciting as Lúcio’s. It’ll be more intimate, a few of your select friends there to join in.

• If he was there at the time that you won the medals, he would probably pick you up and place you on his shoulders, no matter what medal it happened to be. He’d be proud if you even won nothing.

• You don’t notice, but he will show off the medals to everyone, telling them how proud he is of you. Even if he doesn’t, he’ll tell you how proud he is of you.

• He probably helped you with a few of your routines, so you’re basically his student as well as his S/O. For a moment, he realizes how Zenyatta can be so happy when he sees Genji do well.

• He will never stop talking about your achievements, especially when he knows you’re having a bad day. He’ll make sure you know how wonderful you are.

• Also, Genji would brag about you to EVERYONE. Even if they know who you are, he’ll constantly compliment your skills.

Hanzo:

• Like the other two, Hanzo would be very proud of you. Very proud.

• He’s happy to see you achieving your dreams, even if you won Bronze on everything. He sees how excited you are to be recognized for your abilities.

• Also, he would more than likely brag about you, too. He will find a way to bring up your triumphs whenever he can.

• If you wanted, he would form a party for you, but only if you wanted.

• He’s not beyond praising you at many times in the day, and he will make sure you know how wonderful you are.

• He finds your achievements much greater than anything he could ever do, no matter what organization he happened to be a part of. To him, you are much more important.

Stanford in the Looking Glass (P. 2/9)

AO3

Chapter rating: K

Word count: 1500~

Summary: (Series general) Nine times Stanford Pines looked in the mirror, and his reaction to what he saw reflected there.

(Chapter) After winning an award, twelve year old Stanford Pines discovers his life’s calling.

                            8 years old | 12 years old | 17 years old

               25 years old | 32 years old | 35 years old | 46 years old                

                                       ? years old | 62 years old

{12 years old}

The golden frame shimmered in the lamplight as he carefully positioned it on the wall, right above the dresser. It was their wall of honor. Dozens of cheap synthetic ribbons, plastic trophies, and award certificates littered this section of their bedroom already. Stanford had his academic awards, (spelling bees, honor roll, math Olympics— third place, school art competition— first place…), and Stanley just recently bagged second place in a boxing match against his peers. However, when it came to prestige, Stanford’s newest award knocked all of his others out of the water.

Glass Shard Beach Middle School Science Fair— Grand Champion.

It was the first achievement he’d won that had a real weight to it, both figuratively and literally. Unlike all the plastic trophies and cheap certificates he’d received as a child, this award plaque was the real deal. Artisan paper, stamped embellishments, a frame coated with a thin layer of gold leafing, and even a signature from the mayor of Glass Shard Beach himself.

And he’d earned it.

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Olympic celebration

“Hey, in honor of the Olympics, could you do an imagine where the squad (including Jefferson, Madison, and the Schuyler sisters) are watching an event and Laf is rooting for France and Ham for Nevis and Ang for England and so on? Thank you so much!” -Anon

A/N: sorry I haven’t updated in awhile, I’ve been extremely busy, but now I’m going to post about every other day. I am doing this request for the olymipics,then I will get back to the request list. Since the Carribean does not have an Olympic team Alex will be rooting for USA :)

“Guys, shut up, it’s starting,” Angelica called as everyone started to gather around the tv.

“Alright, alright,” Hercules said, you could tell there was some beer in his system and the night was still young.

This night could either go really well or horribly wrong, there was no inbetween. You somehow thought it was a good idea to invite both your friends from work, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, and your long-time friends from college, Alex, John, Hercules, Lafayette, and the Schyuler sisters. You wanted to hang out with everyone, so you hosted a small Olympic watch part for the swimming events that were on tonight. So far everything had been smooth, and you were hoping it would stay like that.

Everyone here was decked out in the colors of the country they were rooting for. Hercules Mulligan was wearing green, white, and orange to rep his native country of Ireland. Lafayette, as much as he loved America, had to show some French pride. Angelica was rooting for Great Britain, although she wasn’t born there, she went there for college and goes there a lot for work. Everyone else was dressed in red, white, and blue for America.  

“I bet that David Plummer, will get America a gold medal in the 100m backstroke” Thomas confidently exclaimed.
“No way Ryan Murphy will obviously win, his technique is so much better than Plummer, he will get America a gold metal.” Alex defended.
“Do you guys literally have to argue about everything,” you said upset, “can we just be together for one night with no arguing?”

They both muttered an “I’m sorry,” and you went back to catching up with Eliza and waiting for the event to begin.
“Hamilton, $15 that Plummer wins and Murphy loses,” Thomas said in a half whisper voice.
“You’re on,” Alex agreed.

You guys watched the events, also while talking and having a couple drinks. You could tell Alex and Thomas were making an attempt to not fight each other, but they were obviously  doing their best to try and get the other to make an outburst making each other mad by making comments.

Finally the event that they were waiting for the 100m backstroke. No one really knew why Alex and Thomas got really hyped as they were preparing for the competition, but they just accepted it. Once the racers were off, the two of them started screaming into the tv as if the athletes were able to hear them. The end result was Murphy won, and Plummer got thrid, making Alex $15 richer.

Now was the event of the night everyone else was waiting for the 4x100m relay. Everyone was on edge as the players went one by one, and it finally ended with another victory for america, and a silver for France. Laf was glad that his two favorite countries did well, even though when asked, he wouldn’t say which one was his top favorite. John was impressed with how fast the swimmers were going, then he proceeded to tell everyone about the various speeds turtles could go, and that a sea turtle could go about 22mph.

When the events were done for the night everyone started to go home, and you were glad that no fight happened between your friends, although you saw the little transaction between Alex and Thomas. You had had a fun night with your friends, and you were hoping you would be able to get everyone together again sometime soon.