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The Lord of the Wedding Rings: The Return of the King - iguana’s 2017 HELLsinki Worlds recap

This is it guys, the last big competition before the Olympics. So much potential for great skates, great disasters and great distress; this competition did not fail to deliver. Nor did the announcers, who were screaming out names and scores as if it were a wrestling match. And it was, in one way or another. Albeit a sparklier one. For a brief couple of days, we thought Javier Fernandez was gonna win his 3rd consecutive World title and I almost had those memes ready but at the same time I knew coming from behind like a wrecking ball was Yuzuru Hanyu’s specialty. To nobody’s surprise Evgenia Medvedeva broke a record; to everyone’s surprise, she only broke it in the long program. Meanwhile, Wenjing Sui and Cong Han’s blues for koolk brought the pairs crown back to China and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir purple rained on Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron’s parade. Let’s start the recap!

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Yuri on Ice BD booklet translation (with Jun Shishido & Yuusuke Tannawa interview) - Volume 4

The full translation of the booklet of vol.4 is finally done… Actually, one of the reasons it took me so long is that I spent most of the time I was home from Thursday to Sunday watching Fuji TV’s live coverage of the World Championships, lol. And I’m glad I did because it was really exciting. It does make a difference to watch it live without knowing the results… I will work on the audio commentary and choreography part in the next few days, and hopefully on other stuff too.

The booklet has 3 parts:
1) Character introduction for Phichit, Chris and Guang-Hong.
2) “Topics”, in other words random curiosities. 
3) Interview with chief director Jun Shishido and screen designer Yuusuke Tannawa. Most of you will probably have no idea who they are (and their titles are by no means a good explanation of what their actual role was), but I really recommend reading this interview because it gives more insight on the creation process of YOI and maybe it helps understand how hard it is to animate figure skating. The parts in round brackets are exactly like they are in the original text, it’s not something I added.

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He’s going to leave a mark in Thai’s skating history with his blades!

Phichit Chulanont
voiced by Kenshou Ono

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Date of birth: April 30th, 20 years old
Height: 165 cm
Blood type: B
Thai

Introduction
A new hope for Thailand, that didn’t have any skaters who got remarkable results. His popularity is quickly growing also thanks to his spontaneous and pleasant skating style that mirrors his friendly personality. This season he is skating both his short program and free to songs from the movie “The King and the Skater”, which is something he had always dreamed of doing. He is the first Thai skater to have succeeded in a quadruple jump and he also obtained his first Grand Prix victory. He is continuing to rewrite Thai’s figure skating history.
He used to train under Celestino in Detroit, but from this season he has moved his base back to Thailand. He loves hamsters and has a lot of them. Posts about them can be seen on his SNS.

The lethal weapon made of sex appeal that shines on the ice.

Christophe Giacometti
voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto

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Date of birth: February 14th, 25 years old
Height: 183 cm
Blood type: undisclosed
Swiss

Introduction
10 years since he moved to the senior class, he is one of the world’s best skaters fighting for the top. Beside his quadruple Lutz and his characteristic sexy moves, he is also praised for his unique and precise spins. As a veteran, he never breaks down too much, but he is a slow starter and tends to not perform at his best in the Grand Prix series, which is held in the first half of the season. Last year he came in 2nd in both the Grand Prix Final and the World Championships. With his long-time rival Nikiforov missing this season, he is one of the candidates to snatch the king’s throne.
He is a popular skater who captures the hearts of women all over the world with his passionate and alluring performances that ooze the sex appeal of a grown-up man. He has a cat.

To become, one day, China’s hero.

Guang-Hong Ji
voiced by Yuutarou Honjou

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Date of birth: January 7th, 17 years old
Height: 160 cm
Blood type: O
Chinese

Introduction
A growing 17-years-old who moved to the senior class this season. In the Grand Prix’s America tournament he placed 3rd, achieving the amazing feat of standing on the podium on his debut performance. The success rate of his quadruple jumps, which he started training for this season, is also high, and as China’s new ace he is expected to grow further in the second half of the season.
He has a shy personality, but at the same time he also uploads many selfies on the SNS. It seems that he also bought a lot of clothes during his training camp in Canada. Together with his friend Chulanont from Thailand and Japan’s Minami, he is called by fans “one of Asia’s 3 cutest skaters”.

YURI!!!’s TOPIC

TOPIC 1: Grand Prix Series
It consists in a total of 7 tournaments: 6 tournaments held in different countries every year from the end of October to the end of November, and the final that sees the 6 skaters who got the highest scores in the other tournaments as its participants. The 6 tournaments are always held in the same countries (the order may vary), but the location of the final changes every year, and this season it’s Barcelona in Spain. The participants are chosen based on their results in tournaments regulated by ISU (International Skating Union), their world ranking, recommendations by the host country etc.; however, each skater can only participate in a maximum of 2 tournaments. In addition, only up to 3 skaters from the same country can participate in the same category of the same tournament. The period when the skaters’ allocation is announced is somewhat of a festival among skating fans.

*It’s night in Japan when the skaters’ allocation is announced
*The first 6 tournaments are held in 6 countries over the span of 6 weeks
*In every tournament skaters receive points depending on their placement (15 points for the 1st place, 13 points for the 2nd place and so on), and the final ranking decides who will participate in the final

TOPIC 2: Quadruple Jump
(*at the moment of the Russia tournament)
One of the techniques that decide the game in male figure skating is quadruple jumps. Since the number and type of jumps greatly influences the score, recently it’s common for skaters to include multiple quadruple jumps in their programs. However, according to the rules the same jump can only be repeated a limited number of times, therefore skaters try new types of jumps and train hard to be able to have more quadruple jumps to put in their programs. Currently, 5 types of jumps except for the Axel have been successfully landed in official competitions. The one with the highest score is the Lutz, which top skaters such as Victor, Giacometti and JJ are using in their programs. The quadruple toeloop, which has the lowest score, is successfully used by young skaters such as Kenjirou Minami, Guang-Hong and Phichit too. Yuuri can jump the toeloop and Salchow and is currently training to master Victor’s trademark flip. After the Lutz, the flip is the jump with the highest score.

*Yurio in his junior years getting scolded for jumping a quadruple that was not planned
*Seung-gil is the first who successfully landed a quadruple loop
*Emil is a jumper that has 4 quadruples in his free
*JJ jumps an amazing quadruple Lutz in the second half of his program
*Victor uses as his weapons 4 types of quadruples, except for the Axel and loop (in the EX he landed a loop too)

TOPIC 3: Support Item (cheering goods)
It often happens to spot flags and banners used as cheering goods in figure skating venues. After a performance flower bouquets and plushes are also thrown into the rink. Banners do not only feature the skater’s name and flag; sometimes they have a message or a portrait of the skater with which people try to show their support, and in some cases they are even made using photographs. Yuuri is often thrown plushes of food. The bouquets and plushes are picked up by children who are learning skating, usually called “flower girls” and “flower boys”.

*JJ’s cheering group, called JJ girls.
*Yurio’s hardcore fans are called Yuri angels.
*Flags are basic items. Some fans bring different types.
*Present snacks from fans for Yuuri who is on a diet?
*After popular athletes skate the flower girls and boys have a hard time picking up everything
*Sometimes skaters will actually put on the items that are thrown into the rink

TOPIC 4: Kiss & Cry
The kiss & cry is where skaters wait for their score after a performance. The name comes from the fact that it’s a place where athletes can experience both happy and sad feelings. Normally the skater and their coach will sit there, but in some cases there might be people from a country’s federation or the choreographer too. In many venues there will be a microphone, therefore skaters can also send messages to their family and fans. If you listen to the broadcast closely you might be able to hear the athlete and coach reviewing the performance or other conversations.

*Sometimes the coach might strike a pose too
*It’s also a place where athletes vow to make up for a defeat
*”Please support me!” addressed to the viewers
*The JJ style gesture in the kiss & cry is a recurrence
*Michele’s sister Sara can be seen in the kiss & cry too

Chief director / Screen designer
Jun Shishido & Yuusuke Tannawa interview

I want to make the gag scenes dynamic. (Shishido)
The opening of episode 11 was possible thanks to the viewers’ response. (Tannawa)

Shishido: I’m the chief director, but in fact I did a lot of things. Director Yamamoto was too busy, so she mainly did sound and editing, and then since it’s an original story she focused on the story composition…
Tannawa: Shishido-san was like the site supervisor. We would ask things related to the story itself to director Yamamoto, but the one who actually took action and gave directions was Shishido-san. Though in the credits I appear as “screen designer”, the anime’s screen design was created by the director of photography, and my job in this series mainly consisted in creating the footage for PVs, OP etc. and checking the final product before delivery. I started working on the PV at the beginning of 2016. I asked director Yamamoto what kind of layout she had in mind, and decided how to set the visuals of the series. Regarding the contents of the episodes I also discussed with Shishido-san about various topics – for example, “this processing can be done with camerawork, this expression can be recreated with CG” – and shared this information with the involved work groups.

-Trial and error to create the huge amount of skating scenes.-

T: In figure skating athletes perform while continuously moving around, therefore it was extremely difficult to understand where an athlete was and in what direction he was skating in each frame. In the 1st episode we created a CG model of the skater based on the real choreography footage and had it skate in a rink created with 3DCG, then we followed it with tridimensional camerawork and used that footage as a base for the animation. It was a very elaborate process. However, we realized that it was impossible to continue using this method with the production schedule of a TV series, therefore we switched to a different method where we would create camerawork on a general background map. Also, after episode 5, for certain characters we preceded the creation of the key animation with 3DCG. The final animation is all done by hand, but by having a base to use as a reference it was possible to calculate the available time frame and create the animations accordingly, thus shortening the working time.
S: Even if you suddently ask the 3D staff to create figure skating animation, of course they have almost no knowledge of the jumps and techniques. They create the animation based on the reference footage, but they cannot express complex details such as how athletes balance their feet the moment they jump, so for that I and (figure skating animators) Abiko-san and Tatenaka-san adjusted the animation. Among the people working on the series, the only ones who had technical knowledge about figure skating were the 3 of us and director Yamamoto. And it’s not something that you can just explain verbally, so we took on all those jobs ourselves. We checked… everything, probably. Actually, until episode 4 the skating scenes were all created by Abiko-san and Tatenaka-san, so I didn’t need to check them, but from episode 5 the amount of skating scenes became so huge that we asked Tannawa-san and the others whether we could get help from the CG team… I completely trusted Tannawa-san, because I knew that if we explained what to do he would understand what was needed.
T: I basically asked what they couldn’t do, and we did all we could to make up for that and reduce their workload. We would never have finished the series otherwise. That’s why for this anime no one ever said “isn’t that your job?”. For every episode, everyone just fought toward completion.
S: Everyone took responsibility for their job and worked with extreme care, like no one was going to double-check what they did afterwards. We thought, “if we don’t do our best, this series will not make it to the broadcast, therefore we must all be responsible and work hard”…

-A scene you especially paid attention to.-

S: All the storyboards for the skating scenes were drawn by the director, but I drew them for quite a lot of daily life scenes. I especially like the scene where Yurio gives a pirozhki to Yuuri (in episode 9). I was particularly careful to make Yurio look cute. I wanted to show that, even though normally he is rude (to Yuuri), he actually rather trusts him and they do get along. I also like gag scenes, so I had fun with scenes such as the hug competition at the end of episode 9. Gag scenes do not need to be drawn as neatly as serious scenes, therefore I decided to animate them in a very comical and dynamic way.
T: I paid a lot of attention to the opening. The way we changed it in episode 11 to reflect the current story development is something I myself suggested to the director. Actually, only the opening of episode 1 was still incomplete when it was broadcasted. From episode 2 onwards it was always the same footage, but the viewers wrote a lot of comments about it (and were wondering whether it was changing every time). Since everyone was watching it every time without skipping it, we decided to really change it in the end.
S: My favorite character is Georgi Popovich! He’s a man who can talk about love seriously. He actually makes a few appearances since the 1st episode. When we were working on episode 1 we only had Kubo-sensei’s character plans and the storyboard saying “a character named Popovich is standing here”. We made him stand out a little because we understood that he would show up in the story later on. And what a character he was, when he was introduced in episode 6!
T: He was so striking that I was actually shocked! I like Popovich too. Also, among the programs, I like Yuuri’s FS “Yuri on ICE”. It’s the first song I listened to working for this series, and at that time I used it for the PV without knowing that it was going to be Yuuri’s FS. In the PV Yuuri is skating in Hasetsu with his slender appearance from episode 3 onwards, and (the character designer) Hiramatsu-san commented “it’s a wonderful video, but now we have to make him fat”. I remember thinking “what is he saying??” (LOL).

-The power of the support that reached the studio.-

S: When we were creating the anime we were so busy with the work at hand that we didn’t really realize how much of a response the series was having. However, we received lots of presents, food, goods and letters of support from fans.
T: Even items based on the contents of the series, like (retort-packed) borscht. That made us feel that fans were really supporting us because they liked the series, and it boosted our morale. Knowing that there were so many people watching and cheering on us motivated us to our best even it meant working overnight without sleeping.
S: The charm of this series is the love of the original creators, director Yamamoto and Kubo-sensei, that you can feel from it. It’s just so strong.
T: It also feels like you are touring various countries to follow Yuuri and the others and watch their matches. You can watch it with the eyes of a spectator and think “I didn’t know a lot about this athlete, but now I see how he skates”. I think that another element that allows viewers to really get into the world of the series is how not only the matches but also the skaters’ practice scenes and the back yard are drawn with lots of details. Everything is detailed, even the different shape of each skater’s blades. The director herself is full of very sincere love for figure skating, and that was transmitted to both the staff and the viewers.
S: The animation studio had a very nice atmosphere. It’s the first time that I’m working with Tannawa-san, but when I saw his work I realized right away that he was someone I could trust. Trust and unity are something you find in the staff of many series, but for this one it was especially strong.


On a side note, Kubo & Yamamoto went to see the Worlds in Helsinki and are now in St.Petersburg. I am confident it’s tourism but with a spoonful of location hunting… (What a timing, though. I hope none of you or your acquaintances were personally affected by what happened the other day in the subway)

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Requested: Hi!!! Maybe an imagine where like y/n is getting a lot of hate from Shawns fans and like one time a fan starts insulting her in front of Shawn and he becomes all protective. P.S. Love your blog! It’s really one of the best ones!!! 💖💖💖

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You’ve just arrived at the Toronto airport with Shawn to fly to Japan. You happened to have a break from school at the same time he was scheduled to go to Japan, so he asked you to go with him. Since you barely get to see him while you have school because you’re so busy, you didn’t want to miss out on the chance to spend time with him when you were finally on break. In the year that you’ve been dating Shawn, you sometimes find yourself overwhelmed whenever you’re flying with him. You already don’t like airplanes because they freak you out, but it doesn’t help that there are almost always tons of fans waiting at the airport trying to get pictures with Shawn.

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[TRANSLATION] JUNON APRIL 2017 - MORIMOTO RYUTARO INTERVIEW


“Because at that time, I could not even apologize.”

He was 16 y.o. at that time. The youngest of Hey! Say! JUMP. On June 27th 2011, his smoking scandal was discovered, his affiliation office stated out an indefinite hiatus of his activities.

After graduating from Horikoshi High School, and went through 2 years of studying abroad, he came home.

For four years, Morimoto who had dissapeared from the world, suddenly showed up on SNS (social media). Then on December 2015, he announced that he will lead the vocal in a dance and vocal unit “ZERO”. The impact to his fans who believed in him and waited for him, was big.

Turned around from the glory, within those four years he could not see far ahead, struggling his days in suffering. He passed through the betrayal and despair, and decided to live in the present. He decided to move forward.

Is it a start? Or is it an atonement?


A rebirth, then the story of how he will grasp the glory again, it is portrayed vividly in his head.




“Redeeming ourself for those who believed in us, it’s not over yet.”




Q : How do you feel about taking the interview today?

A : In the past, there were [always] magazine interviews that was decided [for me]. This and that (magazine) every month. [Magazine interviews] had already became a usual thing for me to do for about 7-8 years, but this time, since being a 16 y.o., this is my first interview for the past 5 years, it became a new thing again, and it makes me nervous.


Q : By the end of two years ago (2015), you restarted [your life] with the dance & vocal unit [ZERO], what do you think about it after this one year?

A : Last year I tried to attack in a short period. I personally want to see it in a long-term view, so without hurrying things, I did it last year. This year, I want to convert it well and connect it to the year onward so each year will be a challenge.


Q : Why did you form a group?

A : Because I think I won’t be able to do it if I’m alone. With my friend(s) in Senior High, we talked about doing this together for some time, right after I came back from Hawaii, “How about doing it now?” and just like that I invited them. And because they have things that I don’t have.


Q : Do you think this job suit you?

A : I don’t really understand about that, but I’ve entered the entertainment world since 9 y.o., so I don’t really know about other job. It also can be said that I didn’t study at all. In junior high, I barely came to school. So, I missed out a lot in my studies during junior high (LOL). Lately, I think it’s a really serious thing, I can’t even write kanji or make a story. On the contrary, I think this is the only thing that I can do. My parents also said this to me, “Because you don’t suit to be a company employee, do your best in the entertainment world.”


Q : Was it your mother who sent the application to the agency at that time?

A : I don’t really remember it, but I remember being forcibly told by my mother to try going there. A 9 year old kid, it’s an age where they are happy by playing games, playing soccer, or playing outside, so I felt that I did complained that I didn’t want to go. Suddenly I was given a place (group), moreover I got lessons and worked with people who are older than me, it was pretty tough.


Q : Among Hey! Say! JUMP [members] too?

A : I was the youngest. People who worked with me, they were all older than me, so there’s a feeling that I always became the youngest. At that time I was loved/spoiled by them, but if I think about it right now, I should’ve paid more attention (to them), something like that, because at that time I went just like that so only regret came to me [now].


Q : How was your Junior High era?

A : It was hellish. To be in the same junior high with a person who appeared in TV, there is something like jealousy or envy that surfaced, isn’t it? It was terrible. Something like bullying was not half-assed. When I went to the classroom, my desk was not there, my indoor shoes were missing, my gym uniform too, many things disappeared. At lunch time, they glanced (at me) when our song was broadcasted, then during break time some people (noisily) gathered in my class to see me. Plus, my classmate couldn’t understand that. Because of that, I started to stop going to school. But I didn’t tell my mother about it. During my rebellious age I was hit by my mother, and it made me stray from the right path.


Q : You showed your smile on stage or TV, its unbalanced right…

A : Right. But, I didn’t mix my private issue with work. I learned to have an on-off switch during my junior high time. With that, I thought I won’t be a trouble for anyone. The whole time [I always thought that way], to the members too. I was asked, “Did you go to school?” I answered “I didn’t go” I already got some consultation too, in the end [their advice] became “Go.” Eventually, everything collided.


Q : How about your feelings about work?

A : I changed around 15-16 yo. At that time, my energy to work started to fade away. Bullied at school. Still have to go to work. I really needed an output from those stress. At that time I had a close friend, I frequently went to that friend’s house. In there, that friend offered a cigarette and I started smoking. That time I felt my stress decreased, it felt like the world had changed. I went to work, talking to the other members also became fun, but if I return back to that time, maybe my face looked stiff… [T/N: so, even though it was fun, he felt that it was all just him putting on a mask]


“There’s no point for me to live.”


Q : How was it when the smoking scandal leaked out?

A : “I’m over,” was what I thought. I just thought [about wanting] to die. More than half of my life was spent in the entertainment world. If this thing is gone, there’s no point for me to live, many times I’ve tried to kill myself. I’ve tried many ways.


Q : You didn’t consult to anyone?

A : I couldn’t. My mother was told by the agency about the scandal. That time my mother cried so much. When I saw it, I thought “Aargh… What have I done…” all of my regret came out. I fully realized about my weak determination. But it’s too late to regret it now. I’ve ended my life once, so I thought about how to restart again.


Q : Because of that your family became sad.

A : I didn’t think of that. All this time, people said to my mother “Your son appeared on TV, it’s great,” but starting from that time onward, “Your son is a smoker, right?” So I thought if I’m gone, everything would be settled.


Q : Then you were put in an indefinite hiatus, did you know that instead of you, the members faced the media and apologized?

A : Honestly I didn’t see it. After that (scandal leaked), I couldn’t bring myself to watch TV. But naturally it should be me who apologized, but the other members did it. Honestly, that’s the only thing that I regret until now.


Q : How about senior high school life?

A : [The scandal] leaked out on June during my first grade of senior high school, but after that I normally went back to high school life. It was the time I could forget being in an [idol] group. But there was always a feeling that I couldn’t see anything after that. Every day felt like it just hangs before my eyes, after a day had passed, “I didn’t die today…” that’s how I kept feeling. When my birthday came, I thought “Ah, I’ve spent one year.”


Q : You didn’t think anything about the future?

A : I have lot of things in the past, “How should I do?” even if I thought that way, I still end up thinking that it was impossible. I didn’t look [ahead] towards future, but I’m always looking at the past. I felt there was always a wall in front of my eyes.


Q : When you looked at the past, there’s regret?

A : I regret everything. As a result, I felt I betrayed everyone, “At that time it would’ve been better if I had done that… It would’ve been better if I didn’t do that…” every time I kept thinking that way. Moreover, ever since the indefinite hiatus was announced, I couldn’t take any action.


Q : After senior high school graduation, why did you study abroad to Hawaii?

A : I never knew how to start moving [forward], so I thought about getting out of Japan, then I started to make my move. The reason why I chose Hawaii was because I had traveled there (for a school trip) once when I was in senior high. At that time I thought that [Hawaii] was really nice. There are Japanese people, also it doesn’t have a dangerous image at all. Because of that I went to Hawaii, and then my nature and way of thinking also changed. Because I met other people who didn’t know anything about me at all, I could talk about various things.  Like when I talked about what kind of work I was doing before, I was able to talk about such things naturally in Hawaii’s unique air, so I felt relieved. Maybe if I didn’t go to Hawaii, I might still be a useless human like before.


Q : What did you do in Hawaii for two years?

A : Because it was a language study exchange program, I always got subjects in English. Then I also became a volunteer. I often worked for [helping] other people. Because of it, my way of thinking changes 180 degree. When I was still in Japan, I always thought only about myself. Like “I didn’t die today” or “Other people talked bad about me again”. But when I was in Hawaii, when a day ends and I went to sleep, “Tomorrow what will I do to [help] other people?” I thought about that. After that, rather than [doing things] ‘for my own sake’, I thought [about how to] ‘work for other people’s sake’ which makes us human. If other people became happy, I thought it will be my pleasure too. A particular thing that I felt most in Hawaii is their way of thinking in respecting older people.  When in contact with the grandpas or grandmas, then they said “Thank you,” it made me happy. Ah, respecting was a thing like this…


Q : Did your English also improved?

A : Yes, it improved. Though I missed English [lessons] in Junior High, I somehow managed to be able to barely speak daily conversation. When speaking in English, I felt my character also became open. Because of that I could say what I wanted to say, I also got my interest about something [that seems] far away (the future) back, I could understand both of them.  And just like that, my painful memories gradually disappeared, I also felt that my pitch black heart was shined by a light.


Q : Did you decided to have 2 years [stay in Hawaii] since the beginning?

A : At first, I thought about going to different cities in those 2-3 years. Because of that, in my 2nd year, I came to watch Pancrase’s mixed martial arts competition in Hawaii by chance. Because I did karate (in the past), I kinda got into combat sports. There I met the representative (of Pancrase), Sakai (Masakazu)-san, I immediately became determined. By speaking [to him, I thought] our view of values is really similar. [His] heart is [like] a young boy. When I talked about my opinion, he always replies like “That’s good!” or “I also thought so”, it made me really happy. I never met a person who really matches my sense, so I can relate to him very much.


“I want to make fans happy.”


Q : Particularly to whom you felt you had betrayed?

A : Of course all of the fans. [If it’s] my family… I think I can return [to them] even if I’m not doing this [entertainment] work anymore. Because whatever happens, we only have one family. But the fans, who grew to like me by seeing me in the entertainment world, they continued to give their support for me. I’ve given them a painful memory there, so I expect by seeing me work in the same entertainment world [again,] it could make them happy. I think this is the only way to repay them. Actually, because I am still passing through the suspension of indefinite hiatus, there are people who believed and waited for me to come back. That is why I showed myself to the public, and by working in different group, I think it’s necessary to tell them properly that I won’t be returning back [to my previous group].


Q : After deciding to come back to the entertainment world, what is your action?

A : I contacted my senior high friend who said “Let’s do that together!” It’s RYO who is now doing this together as one of ZERO members.  Thanks to him being there for me in senior high, it’s not an exaggeration to say that I can live until now because I was helped by him. Then I asked RYO, “Do you have (a recommendation) for other members?” he replied “I have a friend in university!” and the members became 5 people, but now it became 4. Then, with these 4 members, we ‘bang’ the stage on December last year. Even without any advertisement, just by announcing it on Twitter “We will have a live (concert)~”, I thought there wouldn’t be that much people coming, but our show was full within about 100 people capacity. Ah, ever since I begin (to have) Twitter, there is an imposter using my name as their name, and it was very bad. Then it came to my head, so I [decided] to show my own face when I was in Hawaii and stated my objection, “this is the real one,” (LOL). But ever since I was 16, I never showed my face [to the public]… and there were a lot of comments like “You’re an imposter too!” that came to me.


Q : ZERO which started as a dance and vocal unit, what kind of group is it?

A : I think it’s a group which is like a white pallet that has many colors on it. First there is my color, then it gathers other color that is still lacking and when it is mixed, it’ll be another color, that’s what I thought. For example, because I can dance, that’s a good thing. However it’s not just about dance, because the other members have their own colors. Then there is another rap and vocal unit ‘BLACKJACK’ that I’m doing with RYO, the keyword is 21. It’s 21st century, I’m 21 y.o when it was formed, and when mine and his birthday is added up, it also becomes 21. Blackjack is a game when the total number is 21, (the player) wins. That is why [the meaning to it is like] “Let’s become the winner”.


“Whatever they say, I’m going forward.”


Q : What do you think about Hey! Say! JUMP members?

A : I’m feeling grateful [to them]. Thanks to them, I become who I am now and because they were there I can live like this now. Of course there is a lot of apologetic feeling [for them]. Through various feelings, they took care of me who was the youngest. They had always thought about me, who helplessly can’t do anything, from the bottom of my heart I’m really grateful to them.


Q : Like you’ve said, “Naturally it should be me who apologized”, but do you feel that you haven’t been given a chance to apologize?

A : Like I always say, even if I look back to the past, it won’t accomplish anything. Even if I look back, I can’t fix it anymore and I can only regret it. That’s why I think I should [start] looking at the future. Of course, I think there are some fans who aren’t satisfied/convinced because of that, or some people who are angry because the other members ends up apologizing. Because each people are different, we can’t avoid complains. But whatever they say about me, whatever I will do, I will keep moving forward. Then when I stand on a big stage, I think it would be good if I can take that chance to apologize. I want to say it with my own words, “I’m sorry.”


Q : From now onwards, what dream do you want to make?

A : My target is to become a world famous artist. But for now, firstly I want to make each of our fan entertained with ZERO. Because a person who can’t entertain the fans standing in front of his eyes won’t be able to entertain the world. With that, I look forward to spread out [to people] that “ZERO is an interesting group.” I will keep running towards that direction.


Q : What message that you want to leave for JUNON readers?

A : Even for a person who has a painful experience and a suffering period for a long time like me, I want to tell you that you will definitely see something beyond that. I don’t want to just say it through words. But I think I want to show it through my actions, or music, or a composition. You don’t have to run, you don’t have to walk fast, you don’t have to mind your surroundings, just by keep walking forward in your own pace, surely the scenery will change. I… was in a forked road between right and left, from 10 people, 9 people chose to go to the right. I, with my own will, would think “I want to go to the left,” then even by myself, I would go to the left. Because later on, I can still ask “How is the scenery on the right side?” But the scenery on the left side is a journey that only me who experience it. To go to the road which no one has gone to, it needs courage and the risk is also big. On the right side (of the road), there are 9 people’s mind, many ideas can be born, but on the left side, it’s just me by myself, so I should work with a portion of 9 people’s mind. I may also get wounded on this severe road. And yet, I keep moving forward while believing that I will definitely get something [out of it]. I think, now ZERO is still preparing to depart to a journey. In order to stuff in the luggage into a backpack, we need to see the guidebook. From here, I think step by step, we will walk without rushing [ourselves].



Translated from : JUNON April 2017 Edition

Translated by : @ichigoainosuke

Beta-Translation by : @aizawanikka


[TRANS] BTS Japan Official Fanclub Magazine - Suga’s Biography

A mischievous kid growing up into a boy who enjoys reading 

I was born in Daegu in the South, the third biggest city of Korean, and grew up there until I came up to Seoul. When I was young, I was pretty much an ordinary kid. I loved playing around so my kindergarten teacher didn’t seem to like me. (laughs) I remember being scolded “It’s dangerous!” a lot. I also loved sports and was good at running, to the point of being picked as a relay runner from elementary school all the way up to high school. When it comes to studying, I’m slightly above average. 

I used to love playing outside with friends back then, but I changed as I grew up. Even when we went outside, it wasn’t like we did anything, we just gathered at the park. I wasn’t fond of that so many times I just stayed at home on weekends. My mother told me to go outside and meet my friends sometimes. (laughs) 

I had a thing for collecting, so I collected a lot of books when I was young. It was a time when I wanted to be a cultured man, wanted to pretend I know things too. Mature stuffs that didn’t suit my age or novels, poetry books, essays, newspapers,… I read everything regardless of genre. I don’t know why but up till middle school, I had the habit of reading books from the back page. I still read books sometimes now. My reading speed gets faster by reading multiple sentences at a time. 

Memories of first love from elementary school… I really don’t have any. Unlike Seoul, the provinces are conservative, and my school didn’t have that kind of atmosphere in which boys and girls talk to each other. If I was with a girl, I would become really shy and wouldn’t even say a word. 

The encounter with hip hop
Started composing in middle school 

I started to be interested in music in 5th year of elementary school, while watching the performance of “Stony Skunk”, Korean artists, on TV. It was the prime of ballad back then so if 18 teams perform on a music program, 10 would sing ballads, 5 would be idols and the other 3 would be other genres. They were one of those 3 teams. It was so cool how they were different from other singers. Up until then, I didn’t have any interest in music, but with Stony Skunk, I started listening to hip hop and reggae music, and was influenced by Epik High as well. MP3 player was starting to come out at that time, but I bought a Panasonic CD player and listened with that. 

Along with listening to music, I also started writing music at the same time. It wasn’t like someone told me to do it, I just had the thought of having to do so. I started writing rap lyrics in elementary school and started composing after I went to middle school. Back then, no one around me liked hiphop… It became extremely popular in Korea now but when I first started listening to it, hip hop was a genre once popular a long time ago. I think there probably wasn’t anyone on the streets who raps, except for me. If I rap at the karaoke room, it would just become some kind of sound to my friends. You know the moving hand gestures that are hip hop’s specialty? I was picked on for that too. 

Despite that, I still kept liking hip hop and in my 2nd year of middle school, I went on the stage for the first time at a festival. I performed Dynamic Duo’s “Go Back” with a friend. I didn’t like standing in front of people, but at that time, I only felt like I have to do it. I showed the rap that I practice too, although it wasn’t anything great. (laughs) 

 Actually in middle school, I wanted to go to an arts high school so I composed classical music. But the tuition was too expensive so I ended up just going to a regular high school. I told my father “I have done enough music now so I’ll study hard in high school” and went to that school, but of course I didn’t. (laughs) 

Full-fledged activities as a rapper after joining a crew in town 

Middle school years was when I composed music to satisfy myself only, on a hobby level. It was after I changed the MIDI software that I started full-fledgedly making music. In 1st year of high school, I showed my song to a person that was like a mentor to me, and he liked it a lot. I was introduced to a hip hop crew called “D-town” and joined. That song had the feeling of new-age music but had hip hop beats similar to Nujabes. For your information, the mentor that acknowledged me studied at Berklee College of Music and is currently working as a movie music director.

I think I started rapping properly after joining the crew. I have been rapping since elementary school, but since there wasn’t anyone who raps around me, I thought I was the best. (laughs) 

After that, I came to the Daegu underground scene, and from then, I also got to know that you can’t make a living out of music in the underground scene. Most of the hyungs who made music with me that time was about 10 years older than me, there were also people over 30. They worked part-time jobs and made music at the same time, but it seemed very hard. Even when performing live, it was already a huge deal to have 100 audiences, and I hated that fact. I thought “If I success, could I be the liaison of the underground scene?”. There are plenty of people who make good music in the underground scene, so I thought when I become famous, I want to create a better environment for them, I want to show their music to the world. 

Just then, I knew Big Hit was holding an audition in Daegu. I came there knowing nothing but that it was a company formed by composer Bang Shihyuk, but I was told that I was accepted the next day. I heard it later that when he saw me, he immediately thought of letting me pass. Even though I wasn’t good at rapping that time. (laughs) 

Coming up to Seoul after becoming a trainee
Different from first thought…!? 

I came to Seoul on November 7th, 2010, when I was in 2nd year of high school. I still remember it now. 

I joined to company not to rap, but to become a composer. So I thought I didn’t need to dance, and let people who are good at rapping rap, I just needed to follow the producer path. But it became a totally different thing. (laughs) At that time, rather than idols, the company was planning to create a group consisting of rappers, but that changed. The members were Rap Monster, J-hope and me. There were also Supreme Boy, i11even-hyung who is now active in the underground scene and Iron-hyung who made it to the finals of Show Me The Money 3. I think if we debut like that, despite being good at rapping, we would fail. (laughs) 

Rapper & producer
The future Suga thinks of as a goal 

My 4-year-older brother plays a very big role in letting me be able to walk on the music path like this. He started liking hip hop under my influence, but when I came to the audition, everyone in my family opposed it except for my brother. They didn’t view music activities nicely, even my relatives told me “What music for you, go study.” So I only showed my songs to him. He was the first person I informed that I passed the audition too. Our relationship is so good that we’re like friends. I basically don’t drink alcohol, but I drink it with him only. 

My family all support me now, of course. Even the relatives that told me to study ask for my signatures. (laughs) 

These days, I have thoughts about wanting to also be active as a producer. I have no greed of being in the center, I just want to make music. I don’t have interest towards the entertainment world too, everyone says they want to act, or to go on variety shows, but I don’t want to do those. (laughs) But still, the first thing is to make BTS get 1st place in Korea as well as Japan. And myself too, I want to be the best rapper, the best producer. I don’t know if it would take time, but I have to try.

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Ed Sheeran: Up All Night With Pop's Hardcore Troubadour | Full Rolling Stone Interview

“Let’s go to my place for the finale!” Ed Sheeran shouts as he hops into an SUV. It’s just after midnight in London. Sheeran spent much of the evening in a bar, but even with his bright-red hair hidden under a ball cap, people started to recognize him. The DJ played one of his songs, and his friends had to create a wall around him so he could drink in peace. It all made him a little anxious, which is why we’re speeding to his West London home to keep the party going.

Sheeran is celebrating tonight because he knows he’s about to score his first Number One hit in America with “Shape of You,” a sleek, funky stomper from his new album, ÷ (pronounced Divide). We’re joined by his girlfriend, Cherry, and his old friends Zack, Nathan and Catherine, who have been watching him perform since he released his first album, The Spinning Man, when he was 13. “I went plywood,” Sheeran, now 25, jokes about that LP. “Not gold. I sold 100 copies.”

Sheeran has been going hard tonight: espresso martinis and rum-punch shots at dinner, gin and tonics at the bar. It’s my birthday, and at one point he grabs my phone, takes a selfie of us and posts to my Instagram, writing “It’s my birthday bitches #london #hashtag #believe #achieve #inspiration.” He encourages friends to knock back pints with a drinking song that ends “Na na na na/Hey hey hey/You’re a cunt!”

Soon, we arrive at his house, a five-floor, industrial-style space with brick walls, wood floors and several personal touches: a Charmander Pokémon stuffed animal in his bedroom and a bong shaped like Benny Blanco’s head in the living room. There’s also a recording studio, a gym and a full bar, where he recently entertained several young cast members of his favorite show, Game of Thrones. As we arrive, Sheeran offers bedrooms to anyone who wants to “get rowdy,” then goes to work mixing drinks.

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kevystel  asked:

FIC PROMPTS I'M SO EXCITED could you maybe write a little something about how yuuri feels about everyday-yuuri-anxiety and normal-person-butterflies-around-crush-anxiety and how he deals with Viktor Feelings

Ahhh, I’m so glad you mentioned this, because I have been turning this over in my head since your post! (Because really, anything involving anxiety and excruciating mutual pining is going to be my jam.)

This got a bit longer than I expected so tossing in a cut - I hope you enjoyyy:


“You should go,” Yuuri says.

Victor doesn’t so much as look up from the Japanese textbook spread across his lap. “Hm?”

“Your yukata will go to waste,” Yuuri says. It’s a really nice yukata. Red, with silver dragonflies. It would be a crime to deprive the community of Victor Nikiforov in that yukata.

“Didn’t you say there would be more festivals?” Victor frowns as he traces the practice sentence. “Besides, I’m learning causative verbs.”

 So it’s a stalemate. Again. They’re good at those.

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羽生結弦 Yuzuru Hanyu 2014 worlds ex
An extremely moving and powerful performance (with a little bit of a long explanation by me below!)

The Significance of Yuzuru Hanyu’s 2014 Worlds Exhibition

During the 2013-14 season, Yuzuru won the triple crown of GPF, Olympics, and World Championships- a pretty big deal.  For his exhibition skate at Worlds 2014, he performed Romeo and Juliet, his free skate from the 2011-2012 season.  He could have chosen any exhibition at all or even had a new one choreographed, but he chose this one.  Here’s what I make of this decision of his…

Case 1: The 2011 Japan Earthquake

As we all know, this program, Romeo and Juliet (ver. 1) was created in the time span shortly after the 2011 Japan Earthquake, a disaster which greatly impacted Yuzuru.  The 16-year-old Yuzuru was training when the earthquake hit Sendai, and had to run out of the rink with his skating boots still on, damaging them in the process.  Afterwards, he and his family stayed in an evacuation centre in a local school for some days.  Their home, along with many others’, had been completely destroyed.  The Sendai ice rink was damaged and closed down.  Many people lost their lives. Yuzuru was extremely conflicted during this time, as he felt that he couldn’t and shouldn’t continue to skate when the other people of Japan were suffering so greatly.  He wished to help in some way that felt more substantial than figure skating, which he thought to be rather selfish.  However, he was able to get back on his feet, and spent the summer following the earthquake skating in ice shows, as these ice shows were the best way for him to get practice time without a rink at home to train in.  Many of the proceeds for the ice shows went to earthquake relief, and Yuzuru’s (and other Japanese skaters’) amazing performances were events of hope and light in a dark time.  Romeo and Juliet (ver. 1) was the very program that he skated during this time.

Case 2: 2012 World Championships

Romeo and Juliet also holds heavy significance in that it was the free skate that earned Yuzuru a bronze medal at the 2012 World Championships.  This was his first ever Worlds title.  It was performance that moved the audience (and himself, and his coach at that time, Nanami Abe) to tears.  Just 17 years old at the time, he proved himself to be a captivating performer who gave the performance his all, and a brilliant jumper on top of that.  Bronze at 2012 Worlds was the title that earned him more fans, recognition, and prestige than ever before.  

The bronze medal came little over a year after the earthquake, so the disaster was prevalent in Yuzuru’s mind when he won it.  By not giving up on his skating and on his dreams, he was able to achieve great results.  He earned this rank through working hard and overcoming complicated and painful emotions he had about the earthquake, proving his mental, physical, and emotional strength to be of unimaginable calibre.  Of course, the scars that the earthquake left would never completely disappear, but Yuzuru had started to learn to overcome his fears, doubts, and pain.

Two Years Later… GPF, Olympic, and Worlds Champion

Now, flash forward two years from Worlds 2012 and that bronze medal, and Yuzuru Hanyu is a big name in figure skating.  He’s no longer the young 17-year-old beginning to capture the hearts of figure skating fans, but rather the reigning champion of the Grand Prix Final, the Olympics, and the World Championships.  The spotlight is his, the gold medal is his, and the times are his.

The importance of the Romeo and Juliet program had been further proved by Yuzuru’s choice for his free skate in the Olympic season of 2013-14.  For that season, he chose music from Romeo and Juliet once again, making a connection back to the eventful and evolutionary season of 2011-12.  By choosing the same theme for the Olympic season free skate as the 2011-12 one, Yuzuru was, in a way, giving a solute to all that had happened.  He wanted to show the world that, in his essence, he was still the same boy from Sendai, Japan, which had been hit with a terrible earthquake that people are still affected by to this day.  He wanted to make a tribute to his country, which supported him despite its troubles.  By making this connection to his past, he ensured that the crisis Japan was enduring would not be overlooked, and that he would always remain humble and thankful to what and who had made his Olympic dream possible.

That was the message he carried throughout the Olympic season, and then what does he choose to do for his Worlds exhibition, the last performance of the season?  What does he choose to close off this unforgettable season with?

His 2011-12 Romeo and Juliet free skate.  

I mean, what else could it possible have been?  This was one of the most vital and defining programs of his career.  This was the free skate that earned him third place at Worlds at the young age of 17.  This was the last free skate that he ever did with his long-time coach Nanami Abe; the last free skate he ever learned before saying goodbye to all he’d ever known to fly halfway across the world to train in Canada.  This was the free skate that captivated the hearts of viewers everywhere and made us all fall in love with the young, passionate talent that was Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.

And perhaps most importantly, this was the program that was made when Yuzuru- and all of Japan- was going through an incredibly difficult time.  The earthquake understandably left Yuzuru reeling with shock, grief, and turmoil.  He said himself that after the earthquake, he seriously thought that he would never skate again.  

But he did.  A true champions knows that falling is inevitable, and it’s how many times you get back that makes you the real winner.  Yuzuru Hanyu got back up, time and time again, and just look where he ended up.

Triple crown winner (GPF, Olympics, and Worlds), one of the youngest Olympic champions in figure skating ever, and the first ever Japanese man to win Olympic gold in men’s singles figure skating.  

A man for the history books.  One of the all-time greats of figure skating.  A pride of his nation.  A priceless gift to the sport.  A privilege to watch, and a shining star to all those whose hearts he as touched.

Romeo and Juliet 1 was a program forged through pain, and ultimately made all the more a triumph because of it.   Yuzuru has said that he “wants to give the kind of performances that stay in people’s hearts”, and this definitely was one.  The performance of it at Worlds 2012 was breathtaking, certainly, full of emotion and passion enough to bring a stadium to its feet.  

But watching him doing it again two years later as the exhibition is all the more gratifying because you can clearly see just how much he had evolved and improved. His artistry, musicality, and technicality had greatly advanced- and all the while, he didn’t lose one single bit of that passion and charisma he held as a 17-year-old.  One of Yuzuru’s biggest goals is to never stop evolving, never stop trying to beat the records that he himself has set, and this exhibition was truly a testament to all of his hard work.

A True Champion Knows He Does Not Stand Alone

Yuzuru has also cited this mantra as one of his inspirations: “Don’t forget the beginner’s mind”.  Because of this belief, he is always working hard and striving to do better, and is well-known for always being down to earth, gracious, and grateful.  Using this program at the 2014 Worlds Exhibition was a culmination of all these traits we always see from him; it was a beautiful, powerful tribute to his roots.  

After achieving all the greatness of the 2013-14 season, Yuzuru didn’t forget what got him there.  If anything, his success humbled him.  It made him realize how far he had come and who he had to thank for guiding him to the spot in the middle of the podium where he stood.  As he won the GPF gold, the Olympic gold, and the World Championships gold, he did not stand alone on that podium- and he knew this better than anyone.  This exhibition was a performance dedicated to the people who have supported him since day one; to his family, coaches, fans, friends, and rivals; to everyone who had seen something in that 17-year-old bronze medalist in Nice that made them root for him; to his country, which recovered slowly and painfully from a crippling disaster yet still remained a place in which a young man could find his own path.

What a path is has been.  

A Name For the History Books

Yuzuru Hanyu is an inspiration, through and through, not only because of the spectacular 2013-14 season that he ended with this skate, but also because of everything ever since.  Many a lesser man would have called it quits after Olympic gold, thinking he’d already peaked- but Yuzuru believed he could do more, and he did.

The world records, the medals, the titles, the wonderful and unforgettable performances- Yuzuru Hanyu has done more than enough to establish himself as a key figure in the history of figure skating.  He is one who will be cited as a great inspiration for many generations to come; as one who pushed himself to push the sport.  He is not only a symbol of triumph and pride for his home country of Japan, but for the entire world, a shining beacon for the strength and skill of mankind as a whole.  He will eternally be known as one of the greatest figure skaters to have ever lived.  A success story to be told for years to come.  A legend.

Yuzuru Hanyu- don’t forget that name.  That’s a name for the history books.

And Now…

All this, and his story isn’t even over yet.  He said on many occasions that that winning Olympic gold was just the beginning- and we all know that when Yuzuru sets his mind to something, he is unstoppable.  We, the people who stand behind him to this day, have seen what he has accomplished since the Olympics, and know that he still has so much more to offer.  

We honour you for your hard work Yuzuru, from day one to now and into the future; we will continue to support you and give you the respect and strength you deserve.  And we eagerly await to see what all of us know you can and will deliver.  Ganbatte!!

In honour of Worlds 2017 coming up in about a month- which will be the 3 year anniversary of this exhibition and 5 year anniversary of the free skate it once was- here is Yuzuru Hanyu’s 2013-2014 World Championships Exhibition.  I hope you enjoy!

Finn Balor x Reader

Summary :- You and Finn have been dating for a while. You’re about to make history as one of the first inter-gender matches of the New Era, but neither you nor Finn can focus entirely on the match…

Warnings :- Fluff, mentions of cheating

Word Count :- 1,431

AN - This is literally just something I dreamt up last night, so let me know what you think. Should I do a part 2 of when they get back to their hotel if you get when I’m saying? *Wink wink nudge nudge* 

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Interview translation (Takumi Shu)

This is from one of the trilogy era fan books, an interview with Ace Attorney writer/creator/director Takumi Shu about Phoenix and Edgeworth. I posted it on the PW Kink Meme before but since I finally jumped on the Tumblr bandwagon, I figured I might as well put it up here too. Enjoy~


Interviewer: The profile that the fans came up with for Wright is published on page 46. What’re your thoughts on it?

Shuu: You all put a lot of thought into that, didn’t you? Personally when it comes to Wright, the more I try to unravel him, the less I understand. When it comes to Edgeworth, he’s a little more unstable in some ways than the average person, so that actually makes it easier to think up interesting replies for him. But with Wright, I feel like he’s the type who leads a relatively normal life with both feet on the ground. And he’s quite average. That actually makes it more difficult to imagine what his life style is like.

I: As you say, Inaba-san and Iwamoto-san both described Wright as “average.” (see page 48)

S: I suppose so. He gives the impression of having been raised in a very normal family. I think he probably grew up in municipal housing or apartment building with his family. I bet even now he’s renting a normal apartment. He probably commutes to the bath house and stuff.

I: When it comes to his mode of transportation between his place of residence and his office or the bath house, it seems that a lot of fans are of the opinion that he rides his bike…

S: Couldn’t it be like a granny bike [characterized by having a basket on the front for carrying a purse/groceries]? I don’t really think a mountain bike suits him (lol) Just so we’re clear, I don’t ride a granny bike (lol)

I: Train and bike were mentioned, but what about other modes of transportation?

S: It’s been established that he doesn’t own a car. I can’t picture him driving one, it just doesn’t fit his image (lol)

I: Does he have his driver’s license?

S: Probably not.

I: While we’re on the subject, what about you, Shu-san? Do you have your license?

S: I don’t, actually (lol). That might have influenced Wright in a way.

I: The next item on the player input survey is about “part time jobs he had in college.” In average Wright’s case, there seems to be a general consensus that it would’ve likely been something that had a lot to do with serving people’s daily needs or the hospitality industry, but since he was enrolled in the art department, I think it would be interesting if he’d done some artistic modeling.

S: He might’ve also been something like a manga artist’s assistant.

I: What exactly was Wright studying in the art department?

S: I actually have an established headcannon about that. He was hoping to become a Shakespearian actor. That’s why he was enrolled with the art department. Influenced by that experience, his gestures tend to be a little exaggerated

I: So did he plan on someday going to England to study acting, then?!

S: I think he did. But then while he was enrolled, a newspaper article about Edgeworth caught his eye. After that he changed courses and started studying to be a defense attorney so that he could meet Edgeworth.

I: I wouldn’t have expected him to pursue an acting career. So does this mean that he’s actually pretty capricious?

S: I wouldn’t call him capricious exactly; I think he’s more the type that once he starts thinking a lot about a certain thing, he becomes very single-mindedly fixated on that thing (lol). I already mentioned that in the “his ‘type’” section though, didn’t I?

I: I see. Let’s talk about his taste in cell phones. What sort of phone do you imagine him owning?  I’m betting that since he’s hopeless with technology, he has a very basic model that he’s used and loved for a long time. Is that right?

S: It’s probably one of those old basic straight phones [as opposed to a slider or flip phone which were more common in Japan when this was written]. But even as old as it is, he still hasn’t managed to ruin it with over use. I doubt he’d bother to replace it until it actually breaks… He doesn’t seem like he’d be able to afford an upgrade before that time (lol)

I: Wright keeps taking jobs that don’t end up paying much, so he doesn’t seem like he has much money.

S: And we probably shouldn’t underestimate the cost of maintaining that office of his. It’s in pretty good shape, and there’s a decent amount of room in there. But I think that for Wright, in contrast to wealthy Edgeworth, a poorer image suits him pretty well. If you think of him that way, he, how should I put this… it adds flavor to his character (lol)

Interviewer: Looking at the responses we gathered from the fans, we got some pretty nice comments, but it still feels like there are gaps here and there. What can you tell us about Edgeworth’s character?

Shu: Compaired to Wright, don’t you think Edgeworth’s details are easier to imagine? How should I put this… it’s easy to play around with different aspects of his character. Once I decided that he was rich, various inspirations about him just kept coming to me.

I: Speaking of his wealthiness, it looks like the fans, in regard to his living quarters, imagined him to have rather expensive tastes.

S: I wonder (lol). I think he might be the owner of a large dog. Its collar is white and has frills on it. If you’re going to keep a large dog like that indoors, I suppose an expensive apartment would be best. He’d be like, “Hey, Pess! What’re you barking at?!”

I: …Pess?!

S: That’s the dog’s name (lol) Edgeworth doesn’t seem like the type who’d be good at communicating with other people or horses, Pess is the only one he can really communicate well with.

I: Pess is the only one, huh? (lol) That’s pretty blunt.

S: If Pess were to die, Edgeworth’s world might come to an end. He’s a man who lives in that sort of delicate balance.

I: Edgeworth’s emotional state really depends on Pess’s wellbeing, doesn’t it? So even though he puts up a strong front for the rest of the world, he allows himself to be vulnerable in front of Pess. Is that it?

S: Not only that, but Edgeworth is a very two-faced character. At first, I planned to write him as the type of man without any chinks in his armor. But then… in the strategy guide published by Futabasha, Suekane-san drew a comic in which Edgeworth was a Steel Samurai fan. Now that I think about it,that was what caused Edgeworth’s character to begin to crumble (lol). I began to think “he might actually be cuter if there were chinks in his armor.”

I: Between Wright and Edgeworth, which one do you view as being cuter?

S: Wright is heavily modeled after my own personality, so I can’t really think of him as “cute.” Maybe it’s because when I write from Wright’s point of view, I’m basically just writing what I would think in that situation.

I: So from Wright’s perspective, Edgeworth is…

S: He’s probably thinking that Edgeworth is a pretty cute guy (lol). The second game was when Edgeworth really began to come into his own as a character. So as I was writing it, I began to want to give him a little more development, and I came up with an episode where Wright’s it a really tough spot and Edgeworth helps him out.

I: You’re right; it was the fourth case of the second game where we really began to see Edgeworth as a good guy. It really gave credibility to the claim that he was Wright’s best friend. Now, returning to the topic of the profiles, I’m curious as to what you have to say about Edgeworth’s taste in music.

S: He might be a ppongjjak fan. [Pponjjak= Korean techno/disco music XDDDD]

I: P-ppongjjak?! That’s… rather unexpected…

S: What would be the fun in making him a classical music fan? So he’d be like, standing at attention, listening to ppongjjak. I think that style of music actually suits Edgeworth’s character pretty well.

I: According to the opinions of some players, they could imagine him “singing a passionate rendition of the English song 'My Way.’” Might he sing this song after a victory in court?

S: Sometimes he’ll do things in accordance with the Von Karma family tradition. That means if he wins a trial, he definitely sings “My Way.” (lol) Manfred Von Karma would hold the mic out to him and say, “Sing, Miles.” Franziska might also join him.

I: Speaking of the Von Karma family, it’s amazing how he had all those Von Karma-isms carefully hammered into him since around his middle school years.

S: He received special accelerated education for gifted children, so by the time he was around 20 years old, he fit in pretty well at the Von Karma family dinner table. By the way, the old housekeeper that currently tends to Edgeworth’s fancy appartment has been with him since back then (lol)

I: The old housekeeper left the Von Karmas so that she could be with Edgeworth, huh? (lol)

S: But I think of Edgeworth as being the type of man who really appreciates time to himself, so on such occasions the housekeeper won’t disturb him. I wonder what it is about Edgeworth’s character that makes him so easy to play with (lol). It’s strange.

Let’s talk Voltron Theories Part 3: Relationships

art work by kerolunaticat

Okay so to start with, I want to begin by saying I’m going to break this down into sections, because Relationships means more than just romance. Right now I’m just going to focus on the romance as I can talk in a long section in a different post about rivalry and friendship, since it’s clear that the series is built on the idea of friends working as a team.

Various characters that I’m going to mention in the future character section will have notes about relationships with the main cast over there, rather than clutter things up here. I’m also going to list the chances for Fanon happening based on the character as well as the chances for the relationship to become cannon or not (this doesn’t solely mean romantic either).

Furthermore in regard to the Cannon aspect of the series I’m basing it on a few factors:

1.       This series is connected to Dream Works, and while Studio Mir and a good portion of the crew comes from Avatar and Korra this doesn’t mean that they will be as willing to go into the relationship route.

2.       The series also has to deal with rules set out by WEP and Toei animation. Toei is broadcasting this in Japan, and are more geared towards the idea of the show being a boy’s action show, Shonen aspect.

3.       As stated above the show is more of a boy’s action show/shonen style series. This means that unlike Korra I don’t see a lot on the romantic side being covered in that sense and it following the Avatar type formula where the family comes before any romance.

4.       Another aspect in regard to cannon is the series it’s going on. Pulling from both the original Go lion series from Japan, and also the main Voltron series, Voltron Force, and Voltron Vehicle to tell its story. So I’m also going to be looking into those series in regard to possible cannon relationships.

That being said, I do hope you’ll stick around.

So to start off the Main cast I figure we’ll go with the lion leads and figure out the chances for any relationships to be formed with them and the other members of the cast.

               Shiro

Our leader and head of the Voltron squad. Shiro is an interesting character in that he seems to be more of what Keith was in the original series rather than Sven or even Shirogane was in the original Go Lions. Shiro is the oldest of the group, thus, as fans have elected him, he’s team dad and the big brother, which puts him in an interesting post for all his relationships. Like Keith he’s cool under most pressure and is the most professional of the group, just being maybe a year or two older than the others. Given his memory loss this could be a harder thing for him in regards to forming bonds romantically seeing as he’s still focused on getting his memory back and trying to figure things out.

Shiro certainly sees the crew as his family, and indicated as much based on his actions of protecting them, even when he knows he probably can’t win. He’s also very loyal to the cause and will put himself in danger for the others and his lion, as shown by the end of the series.

Romantic pairings:

               Shiro x Keith

This pairing is a possibility, but not a probability within cannon. Keith is, more or less, playing the part of Lance’s role in the old show (hot headed and willing to take reckless risks). Their interactions are devoted to the idea of close friendships, and more on keith’s side, a family bond that probably runs deep due to the fact that Shiro seems to be the one person that Keith saw as a family given that he’s not got any.

For Shiro, Keith is more of a younger brother type, he cares for him but it hasn’t shown exactly what view he takes other than brotherly affection. If it does go the route of romance in anyway, it seems to be more likely a one sided crush via Keith than anything else. Few moments that show any romantic tension are highly limited to the first episode at most, since most of the time the series is clearly building on brotherly/team affection and friendship. We also know that Shiro went back to save Keith, showing that he cares a lot for the younger pilot and is willing to risk his life for him.

Cannon possibility: 20 % chance of happening

This pairing would come out of left field mostly because it doesn’t seem like something Shiro would want, and Keith is well not the affectionate type. He outright states it to a Arusian when they hug him, though he eventually says it’s nice.

Fanon possibility: 70 % chance of happening

This one I see as a lower possibility just due to the fact that Shiro hasn’t shown as much clear affection towards Keith and there’s not a lot there for a long term thing going on. However there are already fans of this pairing, so it’s probably got room to stand in the pairings department.

               Shiro x Lance

art work by lemonorangelime

We already know Lance is a fan boy who had trouble speaking when he met Shiro, and it’s clear that Lance will probably be the second in command should Shiro step away for a while, but it’s also clear that Lance has been very vocal about the ladies. Unlike Keith who seems emotionally invested in Shiro, Lance seems more like a good friend that has Shiro’s back.

Shiro on the other hand has shown a lot of respect for Lance, choosing to stay and protect him when the others are off getting the crystal and dealing with the Arusians. What’s interesting is that he’s very gentle with Lance, and shows a great deal of compassion for him while he’s hurt. At the same time Lance manages to pull himself up and out of a near death state to protect not only Shiro, but Allura and Keith, and Pidge. Showing that his heart is in the right place.

Cannon possibility: 20 % chance of happening

As I said with Keith, it would come out of left field a bit on Shiro’s side, less on Lances as he’s already a fan, but given how Lance acts, there’s a chance I guess. Lance did stay the longest, however this also shows a great respect for Shiro that he’s willing to stick it out the longest with him and Coran to learn about what Sendak knows, implying that Lance is certainly one that has the ability to take a bigger role later in the series.

Fanon Possibility: 40% Chance of happening

Shiro and Lance seems to be less frequent then Lance and a certain red lion pilot. This doesn’t mean that art doesn’t exist, nor does it mean that the later seasons will not produce some version of this. But it does indicate that Shiro is seen more as a brother figure at least with this pairing around, or as the overall brother type. There’s maybe a chance, but I’d say it’s a lot slimmer than a one sided Keith and Shiro.

               Shiro x Pidge

This one is a hard one to really pin point due to the situation at hand. It’s clear that Shiro knows Katie/Pidge already due to the fact that he’s probably the one that took the picture of her and Matt before the group left. We know that she confides in him first, and he’s the one she goes to be comforted when talking about Matt. He keeps her secret and it’s clear that he cares for her a heck of a lot. She’s also the only one he’s hugged in the entire series, so there’s that.

They both have the same goal in mind, getting Matt and her father away from the Galra and Shiro is willing to shield and protect her with his life depending on the situation. Furthermore Pidge went to check on him first after she managed to get down to the where they were being held captive and his reaction to her being hit was immediate. Also he chose to go with her to get her lion and seems to trust her enough to be on her own when dealing with issues on the living planet.

But the issue though with this is, is it romantic feelings or brotherly affection. Remember Shiro is dealing with the loss of Matt and his father, and Pidge is the only Holt that is left outside of her mom. Shiro feels a lot of guilt for not having Matt or Pidge’s father, and probably feels rather guilty for not protecting them in the first place. So more than anything he feels he’s going to need to keep her safe for her brother and her father, acting like a protective guard to her. Throw also in the fact that Pidge right now hasn’t shown inclinations to want to have any romance as it stands given her situation. This might change later as the series progresses, but we shall see.

Cannon possibility: 50% chance of Happening

While not the highest chance, there still is a larger one then the others due to how Shiro treats pidge, though I’m guessing it’s going to be more of a big bro/little sis friendship more than a straight up romance. It’s higher on the scale due to it being less of a one sided thing as the two know one another the same way Keith knows Shiro, but there’s clear affection coming from Shiro’s end in this case, though Pidge on the other side maybe oblivious to this.

Fanon possibility: 80% chance of happening.

This one already has a larger following due to the actions of the characters in show. We’ve seen both Pidge and Shiro show some form of affection for each other. Shiro and the hug, Pidge going to him first when she’s trying to deal with Sendak, him shielding her from the crashing Galra blast, and his insistence of taking her when she’s against leaving the ship. Pidge telling him first she’s leaving and Shiro knowing right away that it’s Katie. There are some hints dropped but not enough to really say for sure what this relationship is ultimately.

               Shiro X Hunk

art work by nwarrior777

Ah…not likely. The problem here is that there’s not enough of time between these two. Hunk has been shown with most of the cast, but alone with Shiro, it’s been a negative and he’s really the first one to leave when they’re waiting on the Sendak memory scan. He also doesn’t really know who Shiro is and that pretty much indicates that prior to the first episode of Voltron he wasn’t a fan or didn’t really study up on those ahead of him in the garrison.

Shiro also mostly sees Hunk as a friend. He trusts Hunk and Hunk did save his life with Allura, however it’s clear on their interactions that Shiro sees Hunk as a buddy and a brother more than anyone he would remotely be interested in dating.

Cannon possibility: 10 % chance of happening

This is probably the least likely pairing to at all occur in the series. Neither Hunk, nor Shiro have shown any investment in one another outside of a friendship and brothers in arms.

Fanon possibility: 10 % chance of happening

There has been no indication of anyone pairing these two at all.

               Shiro x Allura

art by ohnoitscc

So this one is interesting because of what’s going on with the reboot. As some have probably noticed Shiro has become the Keith of the series, while Keith is now the Lance (the hot head) and Lance is now the Sven (charismatic stragistist). In the original Voltron Keith was attracted to Allura and vice versa. The two were considered the biggest pairing in the series, followed closely by Lance and Allura. Sven, the character Shiro most physically resembles, on the other hand wound up married to Allura’s cousin (whom I’ll talk more about in the Future characters theories area). Sven never showed an outward interests in the Princess so this is really a strange set up here.

If Shiro is supposed to be Keith then in all likely hood he may eventually end up wanting to go out with Allura. You have a very big Space Dad and Space Mom aspect going to them and Shiro has shown concern and respect for the Princess in the episodes. He’s willing to do what he can to protect her, even saying that she needs to leave when they were about to be captured, and his guilt on failing her is very real. Allura at the same time insists on saving Shiro rather than leaving, and shows a lot of concern for him in other episodes and trusts him emphatically with the Black Lion.

Yet at the same time we see that they are both acting as part of what sort of character they are. Shiro sees Allura as the leader of the whole group, and respects her as a royal. He sees his job as paladin to protect her and keep her from falling into Zarkon’s hands. During episode ten he outright points out the danger of her going in, and is impressed with her actions which can be seen as either him growing to see her as a leader and over all friend, or romantically. Allura has the same situation for her, as when Hunk comes to save her, her first reaction is about the Black lion over Shiro, and only when she hears him in danger does she mention his name.

Cannon Possibility: 80% chance of happening

Because of the fact that Shiro is so much like the original Keith I wouldn’t be surprised if they did eventually go this route as it was something the original Go Lions and Voltron couldn’t fully explore due to the way the series was made. However you do have Lance and Keith and possible one other character to compete with so there’s that.

Fanon Possibility: 60% chance of happening

There’s not a ton of art work with them, given that there hasn’t been a lot of interaction, save the last episode, but give the idea of Space Mom and Space Dad going on, it wouldn’t be a hard bet to see Shiro and Allura becoming a rather large fanon couple.

Shiro and anyone else is really up in the air. Sendek is a possibility but not probably as he’s either likely dead or looking out for revenge. Zarkon is a no, but I can see some people doing a possessed Shiro and Haggar pairing as a possibility. There’s also the chance of Thrace if he is a good guy as well in the enemy to friend/love interest aspect. There are at least four characters that I’m sure could eventually wind up in the show and probably may become options for Shiro later on if they do show up, but that will be covered in the other theories piece.

               Keith

Given everything that Keith has been through it’s no surprise that romantically he’s the least to show affection. Judging by how they’re playing him if anything he’s a bit of a Mako meets Zuko sort of character. It’s hard to tell what they’re going to play at with him by the end with the chance that he might be an alien, or even Prince Lotar. 

Romantic Pairings:

               Keith x Shiro

We’ve already covered that above so, assume that it would be more a one sided thing canonically.

               Keith x Lance, also called Klance apparently

art work by thesearchingastronaut

This one took off like a bullet with fandom. However in cannon I’m not sure if it will go very far. From what we’ve seen Keith is more the hot head and probably isn’t paying mind to anything romantically at the moment. Emotionally we know he’s got issues, as he has trouble being hugged by the Arusian. However we’ve seen him rush over to help Lance when he got hurt, the line about cradling him in his arms, and their bonding. Most of the time they are put together, so it’s clear that the team likes their dynamic.

On Lance’s side he sees Keith as a rival and a friend. There’s a sort of Gary/Ash feel to these too. While I don’t think it’s impossible for Lance to have feelings towards Keith, it seems more likely that he’s invested in Allura or girls like Nina. So it’s hard to say what’s going on in his mind at the moment.

Cannon Possibility: 30% chance of happening

I’m not saying it’s impossible, but given the situation I’m not sure it’s a sure thing either. Neither have shown romantic inclinations for one another, and there’s more a brotherly/rivalry thing going on. I’ll say up in the air for right now.

Fanon possibility: 100% it’s all over the place. This is probably the largest pairing going on right now in the fandom for this series as is.

               Keith x Pidge

An interesting one. Keith admitted that he knew she was a girl when asked about it, so for how long has he known? There hasn’t really been a lot of interactions between them though to judge how they see one another. Keith though seems to trust Pidge, and clearly wants her to stay when she says she’s leaving, getting a bit more heated then the others.

Pidge on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be that reactive around Keith. She treats him the same as she treats lance so until we see them working together, we’re not gonna have a clue about them as a possible pairing. However, given that they made her a girl, I’m pretty sure that there’s going to be something going on there in the future, unless we get a Toph situation.

Cannon possibility: 20 % chance of happening

It’s hard to say right now given how things are going in the series and Keith having his own issues to deal with along with Pidge and her family. I would have to see the two in action to really say if there is a chance for them.

Fanon possibility: 10 % chance of happening

There is really nothing out there with them, like at all. Which is kind of interesting given the personalities of the two. Nerd girl and the brooder and all that.

               Keith x Hunk

art work by nwarrior777

Again far less likely than you would think. Hunk is a close friend but as with Shiro he doesn’t really seem to know Keith all that much. Keith doesn’t seem to hang around him much either, and it’s more when they’re working as a team that we get any sense of them doing bonding, or with food and the like.

I’m not seeing this any way you slice it unless the team surprises me in some way.

Cannon possibility: 10 % chance of happening

Not much in the way of showing off anything going on there with them honestly.

Fanon Possibility: 10% chance happening

Probably the lowest in that, like pidge, there is nothing going on with these two.

               Keith X Allura

art by alluramcart

Here again we have a situation. Keith has taken on a lot of Lance’s characteristics from the original Voltron, minus the whole being all embarrassed around the princess. He’s a hot head and Shiro has taken over all his cooler headed aspects. Yet this pairing was THE couple back when Voltron was first on the air. Keith in fact fought with another bad guy over her at points to keep her safe.

In regard to the new show, is it a possibility? Well it depends on what they plan on doing with Keith, and that’s the hardest thing to figure out right now. What we do know for sure is that Keith and Allura both show they care a lot and are willing to put themselves at great risk to find out the truth. Keith also may be Altarian and as such might be one of the few that can help bring back the race, if it’s all dead?

The two have worked together when the castle got caught, although that’s about it. Allura and Keith haven’t yet had enough time together to really judge how they view one another. Unlike with Shiro and Allura. So again we have to wonder if they’re going with previous cannon or doing a new thing with these two.

Cannon Possibility: 50% chance of it happening

Given that this was the main pairing in the original series there is a chance that Dream Works, Toei and WEP will want that pairing to remain untouched and thus probably for it to happen.

Fanon possibility: 50% chance of happening

While there is some works out there, it’s not a large as Keith and Lance, or Shiro and Allura. We’ll have to wait and see.

Keith with anyone else, there is a slight possibility of at least four, people as a possible option, but I can’t discuss that here and now. Keith as far as these four, if he is playing the role of Lance then there could be a fight later between him and Shiro or him and another character regarding Allura. Or if he is Galran then he may have to deal with another female character that could cause issues for the team as a whole.

               Lance

Lance is pretty close to how he was in the first Voltron series. However there’s enough here to say that he’s closer to Sven as well in how he’s more able to be a capable leader rather then a hot head. We’ve also seen that’ he’s more the Sokka type over all, being a bit of a dork and also the one that has the most home pangs in regard to family followed by Hunk.

Romance Pairings:

               Lance X Shiro

See Shiro’s post for this in regard to the possibility

               Lance x Keith or Klance apparently

See Keith’s post in regard to this possibility

               Lance x Pidge

art by thescribblemouse

Lance not knowing she was a girl is going to probably mean the more girly she act the more likely he’s going to notice her more. Lance, for his part, trust Pidge a lot, showing so in the opening episode and clearly he wants to know more about her. His interest is more in the mysterious nature of her, but he does have his eye on her. Given his view of the ladies, it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise if later he acts weird around her when she is in girl’s clothing seeing as then he’ll have to physically see her as female. He also complimented her when he thought that she was Matt’s girlfriend, so there’s that factor.

Pidge on the other hand clearly has issues with Lance, and there’s a bit of tension there between them in some ways. When he’s gushing over Allura and being a total dork, she has the robot smack him in the face. Though it seems she does trust him with his flying skills and believes in him as a friend and captain. The two clearly have a friendly physical relationship going on in that she tends to be more direct with him then the other guys in how she treats him for being stupid.

Lance also protected her when she was in danger with Sendak, even when he was hurt badly, showing that he cares for his team mates.

Cannon possibility: 40% chance of happening.

Unless Lance suddenly starts seeing her as a girl in the same way he sees Allura I don’t see it happening outright. However it wouldn’t surprise me if it did some how come about from them being friends and her being the only one that he didn’t get flustered around.

Fanon possibility: 10 % chance of happening

Right now there is no art of these two as a couple, which shouldn’t surprise me but it slightly does. I suspect if there’s more Pidge and Lance working together in the next season we may see more with the two of them as a couple in fan art.

               Lance X Hunk

art by nwarrior777

Again a hard one to guess. Hunk follows Lance and clearly sees him as someone he looks up to. During the point where Hunk was going on about various scientific aspects, just as Pidge would, Lance says it was boring, to which Hunk agreed even if a moment or two before he seemed excited about it.

Lance, certainly sees Hunk as someone he can trust and wants to protect his friend as per the last episode of the season. The two act as the legs of Voltron showing they share a stability to the team. And Lance sees him as a genuine friend and does tease him but, unlike with Keith, he shows a lot of understanding towards Hunk, even if he does act like a total dork.

Cannon possibility: 10% chance of happening

These two show off more as friends than anything else.

Fanon possibility: 10% chance of happening

Nothing out there of these two outside of group shots.

               Lance x Nyma

The alien girl that met with Lance and took a ride with him on his Lion. While I don’t see them coming back this upcoming season, I have a feeling that she may show up in the future. Given that she seemed to actually like him somewhat there is a chance with her following up on feelings, but also she’s shown to have a darker streak in her.

Lance at first is very smitten with her, however after being tied up I don’t think that he’s going to go after her again.

Cannon possibility: 20 % chance of happening

Unless they fix Nyma up and show a different side to her I can’t see them hooking up any time soon in cannon.

Fanon possibility: 20% chance of happening

So far nothing of these two have come up seeing as she was a one off. But only time will tell.

               Lance x Allura

art by mrsgingles

Lance and Allura are an interesting proposition. Lance is shown to have feelings for her right off the bat, and this does connect to both the original Lance who had a crush on Allura but never made a move on that, and his role as a more Sven like character with a Sokka personality with all the flirting he does and you could see it as a possibility.

Lance for his part is really smitten with Allura, out right talking about how he wants to know if she talks about him when he’s not around prompting a teasing from Hunk and a smack from Pidge. He’s also the one that does the most flirting with her, which she quickly turns down in her own way.

Allura for her part seems to see Lance as a good friend and clearly has respect for him as a person. Though she seems to see him as a knight more than anyone to be romantically invested in. Still there is that possibility in the future as we don’t know where the series will lead and if her feelings for him will change. This could be a Suki and Sokka sort of set up, or more of a Sokka and Katara sort of thing by the end.

Bear in mind that outside of Keith, Lance is the one most ship Allura with from the original series as she’s been shown to have affection towards both characters, kissing and flirting with both men.

Cannon possibility: 50% chance of happening

While I don’t think it’s going to happen, there is a chance that it might due to the nature of the series and we don’t know how Lance or Allura will change in the time of season two. It also would be a nice switch for Lance to get the girl vs Keith, who got her in the original and Voltron Force.

Fanon possibility: 30% chance of happening

Right now I’ve not seen any art work of those two together save the old series. Which is rather strange given how much he’s been trying to flirt with her. I’m betting by season two we may see more of this.

As for Lance and anyone else. Well as with the others there is a chance with at least five other characters that probably will eventually come into play. The thing is that I’m not sure what role Lance will play with at least one of the characters since this female is more known to be connected to Shiro’s original character Sven’s past. However it could be an interesting twist for him to deal with if they go that way.

               Hunk

Hunk is, let’s face it, the Bolin of the group. Someone who is there a lot of the time for comedy, but when it comes down to it he’s the most compassionate for what’s going on followed closely by Lance. The huge difference in his character is that he was more of a hot head in the first series. Now he’s more of the cuddly type over all. 

Romantic pairings:

               Hunk x Shiro

Not gonna happen see Shiro’s post

               Hunk x Keith

Less likely to happen, see Keith’s post

               Hunk x Lance

Too good of friends to go that route, see Lance’s post

               Hunk x Pidge

art by nwarrior777

A possibility but probably not given the arrival of Shay. We’ve seen Hunk and Pidge intereact and clearly there are similar interests, but romantically they don’t seem attracted in the least to one another. For Hunk, Pidge is his buddy, willing to do whatever he can to help her out and work with her in keeping the lions up and running. They even will engage in food wars with a food machine, and work as a team, but neither really seems attracted to the other.

As for Pidge she respects Hunk but most of her time seems centered around other aspects and when they do interact it’s in amusing situations. This is not to say that Hunk wouldn’t see her as a girl, or become interested in her, but it’s clear that she hasn’t yet sparked his interest in that way.

Cannon: 30% chance of happening

While it’s more than likely not to happen, I wouldn’t put it past the creative team to give some fan fodder for this pairing. Hunk has always been Pidge’s right hand, and the two work well as a team so there’s that aspect of them. And Hunk knew she was a girl as well and can make her laugh too.

Fanon Possibility: 30% chance of happening

There’s not much there to indicate that this could be a pairing, but there’s enough art of them together to show a close relationship, friend or otherwise.

               Hunk x Allura

art by nutlas

Not happening any time soon. Hunk has shown no interest in Allura in any way, shape or form, other than as a friend or Paladin. Although it’s clear that she does talk to him, she hasn’t shown any interest in him and the same is true of Hunk about Allura. About the only time we see any moment of them working together alone is in rescuing Shiro and there’s no tension there other than two friends trying to find a way to save another friend.

Let it be known that Allura showed Hunk that there’s more to him than meets the eye and she trusted him with the situation gathering the crystal and later helping out Shay and her people. So Allura has a lot of respect for him.

Cannon possibility: 10% chance of happening

I really don’t see this as a possibility unless something drastically changes in the story.

Fanon Possibility: 10% chance of happening

Haven’t seen any art work of the two as a pairing outside of the group.

               Hunk x Shay

art by ask-whitebag

Given the situation with the episode that we’ve seen, it’s clear that Shay is smitten with Hunk and Hunk is smitten with Shay. Though we don’t get more than a few episodes it’s clear that Shay will probably come back in the next season, maybe even joining the crew at some point given her personality.

Cannon: 90% chance of happening.

It’s clear that this is something that the team kind of wants to happen given Hunk’s promise and his reaction to her.

Fanon: 90 % chance of happening

Pretty much she’s who has been shipped with Hunk since she first showed up and after their first meeting.

Anyone else with Hunk, there’s at least one other person that I can see with him, although I’m not sure how they’re going to pull her off for this show. So I’ll just talk about her when I get to the Future character post.

               Pidge

For Katie romance isn’t an option at the moment as her mind seems to be mostly on finding her brother and father. That may change once we get a close of her arc and see if she matures as the series goes forward. 

Romantic pairings:

               Pidge x Shiro

High possibility, see Shiro post

               Pidge x Keith

Mid possibility, see Keith’s post

               Pidge x Lance

Higher then Keith’s, see Lance’s post

               Pidge x Hunk

Lower then Keith’s, see Hunk’s post

               Pidge x Allura

art by autumn-sacura

Probably not happening due in part the fact that these two seem to be set up as Katara and Toph, in their dynamic. I could be wrong, but this is very different then how Mir showed off Asami and Korra and more along how katara treated Toph as a younger sister.

Allura shows more interest in Pidge as a girl as she wants to bond with her, and hopefully next season we will get that. As for Pidge she seems to respect Allura as the leader, but her mind is more on finding her family.

Cannon: 10% chance of happening

It’s pretty clear that they’re playing up the Katara and Toph dynamic with these two, and hopefully we’ll get to see a deeper friendship grow out of it.

Fanon: 30% chance of happening

I’ve seen a few art works between these two, though it’s been limited against Shiro or just Pidge on her own. So I’m not sure, I guess we’ll have to wait and see with season two.

Anyone else with Pidge. At this moment, no, but given at least two males and maybe one female that is could come into the show I wouldn’t be surprised if they played with the options regarding a romance for Pidge later on.

Also right now Pidge x robots seem to be a big thing.

               Allura

We don’t know enough about Allura to know her type. At them moment she’s befriending the others but it’s shown that in the past shows we’ve seen her slowly become attracted to Keith and Lance. There could be a chance for her to show interest in any three of the guys, or there may be an interesting twist if she finds herself attracted to one of the baddies later on, maybe a certain prince. 

art by istehlurvz

Romantic pairings:

               Allura x Shiro

More than likely a high chance of happening, see Shiro’s post

               Allura x Keith

High chance give the series mostly pairs these two off, see Keith’s post

               Allura x Lance

Mid chance but showing how Lance is now wouldn’t surprise me, see Lance’s post

               Allura x Hunk

Not a likely pairing at all, see Hunk’s post

               Allura x Pidge

Clearly more of a friendship/sister dynamic going on, See Pidge’s post

About the only person that I can honestly see Allura dealing with in regard to romance would be two possible villains. One may turn out to be Keith the other is well known for being female eye candy on the show in the later seasons. The first male, if he does show up, will probably lead to some very interesting drama should they attempt it in this series.

As for Coran, I’m not sure who he might go for. It’s up in the air right now if we will ever see the Space Nigel Thornberry getting to have someone, but it would be nice all the same.

I’m not going to touch on the villains since we don’t know enough about them yet. So we’re going to leave it at that.

Next on the list, theories on Future characters.

sandwichname  asked:

If you're still taking prompts, maybe Jerevin where Jeremy looks up to Gavin so much thinking he's so great and amazing and would never like him, being COMPLETELY oblivious to the fact that wow Gavin has been trying to seduce/date him for months? Any kind of au I just really love those two

Jeremy tried his best to be realistic. Yes, he was somehow able to ascend from a fan to an actual employee at Rooster Teeth, but that wasn’t magic, it was just because he worked hard. And he was able to become friends with some of his coworkers, but that was just because they were genuinely cool people, and they happened to mesh well together. Things worked out for him, sure, but it wasn’t fate, or even luck: he had the talent and personality that the company was looking for, plain and simple. 

So when Gavin started making comments - playful, friendly comments that could have qualified as flirting if they happened over drinks at a bar and they were strangers and, you know, Jeremy was a supermodel - he did his best to remain grounded.

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[ENG] Sechskies atstar1 Interview

You guys came back from Japan after the MV shooting. Did you get that ‘high quality’ that you all wanted?

JW: We’ll have to wait to see if it’s high quality, but the budget was definitely high (laughs). We monitored in between, and we all looked good. 

SH: We wanted a background with snow because of the song’s concept. We had almost no hope when we left because there was no forecast that said there’ll be snow. But when we started shooting, it started snowing a lot. We were lucky. 

JD: We stayed for 3 nights, but we worked so hard that we couldn’t even have a party afterwards. We had to hurry back and forth and film before the sunset.

You were selected as ‘Person of the Year’ for 2016 by <Atstar1>. This year must have been the most dramatic one in your lives. 

JW: We had the grateful opportunity of getting together through <Infinite Challenge>, and it has already been a year since then. 

JD: And it’s exactly today! The first time we discussed the reunion with the <Infinite Challenge> staffs at the Chinese restaurant was today’s date (11/2) a year ago. 

SH: It really was a lucky year. I feel like we’ve done a lot of activities, but thinking back, we really haven’t. Our physical strength is different from before for sure. Jaeduck-hyung became more haggard day by day during the MV shooting. 

JJ: I had dark circles before I got my makeup done today (laughs).

How is it to be with the members after 16 years? 

JW: I think personality wise, we’ve changed. I have become more talkative, and Jaejin (Jaijin) has become brighter. But the way we mess around each other is still the same. It’s still fun to mess around Jaeduck and Suwon. 

SW: I also have that ‘one-shot’ that I can attack Jiwon-hyung with. 

SH: I’ve become less talkative than before. When I was younger, I talked a lot partly because the company wanted me too, but now that I’m old I don’t really like talking. Now the fans tell me “Please talk”.

JD: I think I was the most energetic one back then. 

JW: Our team’s image was damaged because Jaeduck talked too much using satoori. 

SW: That’s why we couldn’t get as big as H.O.T. (laughs).

It’s your comeback in 16 years but all of you have those “frozen man” faces. 

JW: When we look at ourselves, we think we look pretty much the same as before, even though we do look less youthful. But I’m surprised that the public feels the same way. I think Suwon and Jaeduck look even better now. The J-walk days were just unbearable. 

JD: Sure, what’s important is that we get better over time (laughs). 

SH: I think now, we take care of ourselves more because we’re more considerate. We’re a group, and a member of a group shouldn’t be viewed as the odd one out. 

The song <Three Words> became a hit, as shown by its 1st place in Gaon’s October monthly chart.

JW: It’s still hard to grasp because we’re part of the CD/Album generation. I feel like if a song wins 1st place, you should be able to hear it everywhere in the streets. I couldn’t hear <Three Words> anywhere (laughs). To be honest, I worried a lot about not getting any attention. I worried that people would think we’re forgotten because <Infinite Challenge> is just a temporary bubble. If that happened, it would’ve been an automatic end, so it’s a relief that we had good results. 

SH: I was driving and got caught in traffic, and there was <Three Words> coming out of the car that was next to mine. It was a young man listening to it, and it made me really happy. I wanted to say thank you. 

SW: You shoudl’ve sung along if you had your window open (laughs).

JD: It made our next step even more important. I wish this kind of reaction will carry on. 

How would you spoil the new song coming out soon, using only three words? 

JD: Winter.

JW: YG style.

JJ: Oh this is hard. I’ll give it more thought and answer later. 

You are holding additional concerts in Daegu and Busan. 

JW: It wasn’t part of our initial plan, but we’re doing them because the Seoul concert turned out good. 

SW: I want there to be slightly different ways for this concert. When the audience can guess “The first song will definitely be <Com’ Back>”, it’s not fun. Oh, and Jaeduck-hyung is going to dress as a girl. 

JD: No! But I am thinking about what would make our fans happier. 

JW: We want to take individual opinions into consideration and put unexpected songs. You know, for those individual stages that you can perform only at the concert. Those that you can’t perform on a broadcast show, but can only perform in front of fans who like you. 

JJ: I’m going to sing a ballad song. i already have a song chosen in mind. 

How much chance do you have of working together with Sechskies’s ‘last dragon ball’, Ko Jiyong?

SH: We always have our doors open, but it’s a little hard considering Jiyong’s job.

JJ: Wouldn’t he be able to appear as a surprise guest for our 20th anniversary? To be honest, we can’t ask him directly, but we subtly hint at it through our fans. 

SW: But I think if we have him on stage once, I’ll miss him even more after that. I really like us being on stage all together, so much that I would be even more disappointed if he doesn’t come back. 

JW: I can’t ask Jiyong a favor anymore. If we were in the same place, I could’ve asked him, but he’s a kid with different things to lose. That means the best I can say is ‘I know your situation, but please just come’, but I’m afraid we’ll destroy everything that Jiyong has worked so hard to achieve for the past 16 years. We need to respect Jiyong’s life. 

Next year is Sechskies’s 20th Anniversary. Do you have a bucket list of things that you want to do with the members?

JW: To sell 200 thousand albums.

JD: What if we have to buy all those albums with our own money (laughs)?

JJ: To release the new album in 20 different versions.

JD: No, the design team would suffer too much.

SH: I think it’ll be fun to travel abroad together, apart from work. 

JJ: What do you mean travel! We gotta work hard for the  20th anniversary. Give me more work to do. 

SH: Then I think it’ll be cool for Jaejin-hyung to work on artwork that celebrates our 20th anniversary. 

JJ: I like it. If I can do something in terms of artwork, I’ll do it anytime!

I think you guys might have a plan for individual activities as well, for next year. 

SH: Not at all. Team comes first.

SW: We have to release Sechskies 5th album next year. And 6th album. 

JD: Personally, I’m thinking that we need to plan our 20th anniversary concert well. 

JJ: Shouldn’t we sing more of our old songs than we did at our last concert, since it’s the 20th anniversary? I think it shouldn’t end in just two hours (laughs). I’m preparing an art exhibition.

JW: I have some thoughts of international promotions. We disbanded shortly after debuting in Taiwan with the name ‘ 水晶男孩’ and planning on Japan promotions. If we have the opportunity, I want to meet more international fans before it’s too late. 

Let’s go around and give advice, since 2016 is ending soon.

JW: Jaeduck, gain some weight. I’m worried about him because his stomach problems won’t allow him to eat much so he is losing weight. 

JD: I’m trying. Don’t worry, I’ve gained 3kg already. I’ll give one to Sunghoon. I’m worried about your toe. Cheer up! It hurts my heart to see him feeling sorry to us when he himself is probably disappointed too. 

SH: I am really worried, so I’m trying not to move as much as possible before the concert. I’ll say this to all the members: Right now seems to be perfect, so let’s take care of ourselves a little more! We never know, anything can happen at any time. 

JJ: I’ll do one for the fans! While 2016 was focused more on talking about the past 16 years, next year will be the year that we will get to write our new story. We’ll work hard to exceed your expectations, so let’s have fun and spend a good year together. 

SW: Jiwon-hyung’s knee cartilage is in a really bad condition right now. If it gets worse, we won’t be able to do team activities, so I would like for him to not use his foot to “caress” us- use your hand instead (laughs).

JD: Now that I think about it, Jaejin’s wrist is also bad. I think we really are at that age where we have to care about our health.

SW: As our bucket list next year, let’s all get a health check-up. 

Ok, it’s time to give us the last hint about the new song. 

JW: (Ponders for a while) Five. 

Translated by: sechskies0415

Being a black woman in Japan

Sorry, this is gonna be a super long rant but I have been living in Japan for a year now (I’ll be leaving soon) and I just wanna share my experiences with Japanese men for all you awesome Black women out there. Firstly, I am a 26 year old black woman with dark brown skin and short 4c/4b hair (but I often wear braids). Since I’ve been in Asia, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences. 

I work in a Japanese company and during my first nomikai (drinking meetup with co-workers), my boss point-blank asked me to pick which one of our male coworkers that I would consider dating and was trying to push the idea of me and one of the “tall and hot” Japanese coworkers getting together (I’m 5ft8 and he is taller which is rare in Japan. Btw, he wasn’t at the meet up that day). Not to mention one of my supervisors who’s nice but has barely had a conversation with me cause he’s so awkwardly shy with me, yet strangely would ask me about me going on a date with my fiance and stuff (lol what the heck, I’ve never had a fiance). 

Being 5ft8 has been both a blessing and curse in Japan. Over the last year, a lot of Japanese men have literally gasped and commented over how long my legs are (especially when I wear slim fitting or high waisted pants). I think its a turn on for them lol. Sadly, a lot of guys are just way way too short for me. (2 or 3 inches shorter is ok). I have one experience with a shorter guy. He was a short, little guy but his body was fit (being a firefighter and all) and his face was…sexy, lol. We met through the “hellotalk” app to study English/japanese and met up only twice and both times, when the conversation would pause he’d be staring at me so intensely, I seriously wanted to run into a corner and hide. Just too much sexual tension lol. Btw, he also paid for our meals and drinks and told me that I was beautiful within the first minute that we met. His confidence was really sexy.

One of my other experiences is with a guy (my height), who was standing next to me and my coworkers at one of my favourite Japanese musician’s live. After talking that day, he offered to be my tour guide around the city and everytime we met afterwards he always insisted on paying for my food and even though I was always late meeting him, he would never get angry. I just thought that he was an overly nice guy but turns out that he actually liked me and he confessed that if he hadn’t assumed that I had a boyfriend he would have been more aggressive in chasing me (unfortunately, I’m not attracted to him).

But the most unforgettable experience was actually on a prior trip to Japan a few years ago. The guesthouse I was staying in on my last day in Japan, didn’t have any guests apart from me so the owner (who was 27 yrs) paid extra attention to me including giving me a ride to the bank on the back of his motorcycle, taking me to his favourite local bar and afterwards a european style bar since I mentioned that I like Sangria (I think my accomodation fee got cancelled out by him paying for everything lol). While having Sangria, a dvd special of Girls Generation was playing on the bar tv. He kept glancing between the girls on the tv and me until he finally asked if I wore makeup. I’m not really a make-up girl (only for events and stuff) so I told him I just wear the basic eyeliner. I couldn’t believe what he said next. This foo actually told me he thought I was more beautiful than k or j pop girls. At first, I thought he was flattering me but he was dead serious. I was so shook all I could say was “thank you”. As the night went on and thanks to a little alcohol, he got bold enough to tell me that he liked me and even asked if someone like him had a chance with a girl as “beautiful and intelligent” as me (whuh? Im just an average black girl. I’ll admit the intelligent part lol). Since I moved to Japan last year, we had a chance to meet up again after two years and I could tell that he still likes me (sadly I dont like him that way). 

Before visiting Japan or Asia (I have some experiences with Taiwanese men as well), I never imagined that there would be guys genuinely interested in an average Black girl like me. But through my own interaction with people, I discovered that if you’re a woman, even a Black woman, there’s gonna be Asian men, Black men, White men, essentially straight men who are naturally attracted to you. Girls, don’t pay attention to things like ideal types or someone not seeming like they like Black women. Sometimes it’s the guys, in this case, asian guys that you least expect that secretly or not so secretly have a crush on you. I don’t think any of the guys that expressed interest in me, particularly had an explicit interest in Black girls or ever imagined dating one. Heck, they couldn’t even speak a lick of English (just you’re local boys with few or no foreign friends yet the feels was real (on their part). Which btw, it’s good to study foreign languages cause you never know, one day you might get love confessions in korean or polish, lol. 

So that’s my experience in Japan (I might right one for Korea as well). I hope this gives all you fellow black girls confidence in your beauty, intelligence and charm whatever country you're living in.

Hollow [Jimin]

Genre: Angst

Part One // Part Two // Part Three // Part Four // Part Five // Part Six // Finale

Word Count: 1,594

Summary: He was always busy, leaving you feeling hollow. 


“Jagi!” Jimin shouted, launching himself towards you- arms immediately wrapping around your waist. You let out a shriek as both of you tumbled to the ground, gaining the attention of some of the boys in the dorm.

“Yah Jimin! Get off of Y/N, you’re gonna crush her!” Namjoon barked, nudging Jimin with his foot. Jimin quickly got up, helping you up too, the brightest smile on his face. 

“Sorry, I was just excited to see Y/N. I feel like I haven’t seen you in forever!” Jimin whined, bringing you back into a bone-crushing hug. You giggled at his actions, not wanting to ruin the mood and mention that you both really hadn’t seen each other in forever. 

“Aish, it’s okay now, Jimin. We get to spend all of today together!” you cheered, smile faltering at how Jimin’s expression changed from bubbly and bright to guilty. “Jagi? Is something wrong?”

“Ah, I’m sorry. We have a really important meeting and a live broadcast scheduled for today. I can’t go out or else the fans will question it,” Jimin sheepishly mumbled. You frowned at his response, waiting to see if he had anything else to say. Jimin stayed silent, searching your eyes to see what you were thinking. 

“But it’s our 1,000th day anniversary. We’ve had this day planned for months!” you complained, suddenly feeling stupid for dressing up and Jimin lightly placed his hand on your shoulder. 

“I’m really sorry jagi, but the live broadcast was arranged super last minute and I’m not allowed to skip. Another time, okay?” You blankly stared at Jimin, nodding slightly before saying goodbye to all of the boys. You had forgiven Jimin because it truly wasn’t his fault that he had to cancel, right?

So why did you feel like he could’ve done more in that situation? Complained to management to push the broadcast to another day, tell the fans he was feeling a little sick, or just tell management that he had a date that day. The company knew of your relationship with Jimin and he could’ve tried to fight for the both of you.

You tried to banish those thoughts, convincing yourself that Jimin had tried his best, but a hollow, sinking feeling remained with you for the whole day.


Months Later

Things only seemed to get worse, more dates being missed or forgotten. It soon got to a point that you weren’t sure whether to bother with planning another. It would surely just get cancelled. 

As much as you loved watching BTS grow in popularity, it made it harder to see Jimin. He was always flying out of the country and you worried over his health. Despite not seeing each other, you both tried your best to text and call.

But even that seemed to trickle to occasional responses and constant missed calls on his part.

You tried to stay strong, convincing yourself that Jimin was just busy. But with all the distance, you weren’t sure what to believe anymore.

As BTS grew in popularity, and Jimin became more busy, so did the hollow feeling.


1:28 AM

You stared at the clock on the wall, fiddling with the hem of your pajama shirt- Jimin’s t-shirt. He was supposed to call you two hours ago, after his concert ended, but your phone hadn’t buzzed at all. 

‘He’s on tour,’ you told yourself, ‘of course he would be busy.’

Growing tired of doing nothing, you decided to call Seokjin to see if there was something urgent going on and that was the reason for the lack of response from Jimin. 

“Hello?” You smiled at Seokjin’s voice, its calming tone soothing your worries momentarily. 

“Jin! How did the concert go?” you asked and you listened to him ramble on about how great it went. Not sure how to subtly ask about Jimin, you just bluntly said, “So uh, what’s Jimin doing?” As if sensing your mood, Seokjin quickly went off to find Jimin.

“Aish, you know that idiot. He always forgets important things. Don’t worry, Y/N, I’m sure that the concert just distracted him,” Seokjin assured you, but you knew better.

Jimin had an incredible memory. When you two first started dating, he would always surprise you with information you had mentioned months before and had almost forgotten yourself. From past birthday gifts to your middle school’s principal, Jimin remembered all of it. So why had he forgotten to call you?

“Ah! I found him,” Jin’s voice brought your mind back to attention and you could hear rustling as he passed the phone onto Jimin. 

“Hello?” Jimin asked and you felt relief rush through you. You hadn’t heard his voice in a few days since he had been so busy with flying to Japan and preparing for their concerts there. 

“Jimin,” you mumbled, so many different thoughts running through your head. Was he eating well? Did he get enough sleep? How did the concert go?

“Oh, it’s just you, Y/N.” You frowned. Just you? His voice didn’t sound at all interested at why you called. “Did something happen? Why did you call?” You gulped, suddenly doubting if this was a good idea. 

“Um… You were supposed to call me after your concert,” you weakly mumbled, hoping he would remember. 

‘He just forgot, there’s no way Jimin would ignore me. He loves me.’

“Oh that.” You froze at his answer. “Come on Y/N, you know I’m really busy over here. I barely have time to sleep! It’s concert after concert and you expect me to call you after every one? Be reasonable.” 

‘I’m being unreasonable? Me?’

I’m the unreasonable one? I saw all of your twitter updates, so don’t say you didn’t have time. Jimin, I waited this whole time for your call, keeping in mind the time difference. Despite the fact that I was called in for the morning shift, I still wanted to hear your voice- even just for a second,” you cried out, emotions going rampant. “I just wish you would think about my feelings too- not just your job.” The line went quiet, a door slamming in the background being the only indicator that he hadn’t hung up. 

“You want me to give up my career- no, my dream- for you? Are you kidding me, Y/N? You’re so selfish!” Tears trickled down your cheeks as Jimin continued to rant. “I give you my attention all the time and just cause I don’t call you one time you want me to give up my job?”

“That’s not what I was saying at all, Jimin! Just listen-” 

“No, I know what you’re getting at. You knew I was busy, you shouldn’t have expected me to call,” Jimin scoffed and you couldn’t believe what you had heard. Even if he was just taking his stress out on you, you weren’t going to just take it.

“I can’t believe you. Don’t give me that bullshit, you don’t pay attention to me at all anymore. You never answer my calls or texts, always ‘busy’. You only make time for BTS and I’m sick of being ignored. I’m fine with you showing such passion to BTS- in fact, I love that- but I can’t stand being forgotten,” you growled, trying to keep your composure. If he were to just apologize, then you’d happily forgive him. Even if it would eventually lead to just fighting later on, you love Jimin so much that you’d do anything for him.

“God, you’re so clingy. This is annoying, are we done with this yet?”

That was the last straw. 

“Yeah, you’re right. We’re done. I’ll get someone to bring your stuff back to your dorm once you guys are back from your tour,” you coldly stated, shocking Jimin. “Goodbye Jimin.”

“Wait Y/N! What do you mean-” You ended the call, taking a shaky breath. Trying to muffle the sobs, you moved towards your bedroom. 

Three years. Three years of Park Jimin being the center of your world. The first two and a half years were the best of your life. Jimin was the sweetest boyfriend, always surprising you with bouquets and cheesy lines. You two clicked like no other, making your past boyfriends look pitiful. And yet all of that went down the drain.

Maybe it was the busy schedules and all the missed dates, but something had shifted in your relationship. At first you were proud that he was chasing after his dreams, forgiving all of the cancelled date nights due to his schedule. But once he started forgetting about you, you only felt hollow on the inside. 

While he was living his dreams, you were left behind- something of the past to him. The fame was more dazzling and intriguing.

You stopped at your bedroom door, peering into your room, all the memories swallowing you whole. The late night movie dates that led to him sleeping over, both of you content in just lying next to each other- legs tangled together. Or the spontaneous dates that would happen when one of you saw something new around the city that you thought the other would enjoy.

Slowly sinking to the ground, you let it all out. Jimin, once your everything, was no longer yours. He would never burst through your front door- singing ‘jagi’- with some sort of funny story to tell. You would never get to tell him about your bitchy boss again. This is what he wanted anyways. Now he can focus on his career without his ‘clingy’ girlfriend. Everything you two had was over. 

And it only left a hollow feeling inside. 

Yuuri's Farewell (Victuuri Christmas Fanfic)

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Victor smiled at the framed photograph Yuuri was holding. It was a picture taken during their honeymoon. Their faces were meshed together with wide grins as the random person Victor gave his phone to took candid photos of the couple. It was the best one of the bunch.

Yuuri was smiling at it fondly, entranced by the memory held in a single stilled moment. Makacchin’s bark brought him back to reality. Yuuri ruffled the poodle’s head as he packed the framed picture into his bag. The last box had been sealed and was ready to be shipped. Yuuri would return to Japan soon.

Victor’s apartment was stripped bare of their precious belongings, leaving only the furniture and the interior decor. They lived in it for 3 years before they finally retired.

Yuuri strapped on his bag and put on his coat and scarf. Victor had bought those for him. Victor wanted to ask if Yuuri remembered how naughty they’d been at the store that day. Every coat Yuuri tried on was personally handled by Victor and Victor would purposedly wrap his arms around Yuuri to tie the belt from behind or to sensually button and unbutton the attire. Victor didn’t hide the lust in his eyes reflected in the mirror in front of them and neither did Yuuri. It was a wonder how they didn’t get thrown out of the shop for the tension they’d caused.

As delightful as the memory was, Victor made no comment on the topic. Instead he followed quietly behind Yuuri and waited for the soft click of his apartment door. It was the last they’d see of it.

Loving Yuuri had been the easiest thing Victor had ever done. And although he never truly mastered handling Yuuri’s anxiety, he worked through it with Yuuri, enough to calm him down. And when things got out of hand during practice, well, Victor would put on their song and he’d ask Yuuri to skate with him. Yuuri never said no to his offer.

In the cold streets of St. Petersburg, Victor and Yuuri walked side by side in silence. Words were not necessary for them. They were fine most days with just holding hands. Victor would have taken Yuuri’s hand if Yuuri wasn’t already holding the last moving box.

Victor would never stop Yuuri from going home. It was where Yuuri needed to be.

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UPDATED WORLD WIZARD SCHOOL MAP

Been gathering all the suggestions together for the FixtheMapProject (THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS GIVEN SUGGESTIONS)

Here’s what the World Map looks like now:

I’ve estimated that the Wizarding population in each country should be about .002% of the population if you go by Hogwarts/UK numbers. Now that means, for Uagadou to remain the canon largest, we need either more in India/China, or else assume the rest of those students are taking correspondence courses (because if we’re to assume the rate of magical births in each population is consistent across the world, India and China would each have over 20,000 school age magical children). 

NOW on to the details of what the stars represent:

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Akashi angst ψ(`∇´)ψ PLEASE

(Sorry I’ve been dead for ever)

Yes yes and more yes! You guys, I complain about angsts all the time because I don’t want to put my heart through it (I get way too emotionally attached) BUT I LOVE WRITING THEM (and reading them..I am a sadomasochist after all >.<)!!!!! I dunno man…I just like deep, emotional, melancholy things! >.<

Remember!! I ALWAYS write angsts with a song to tie into the plot! (Look at past angsts to understand if you still don’t!) This themed song is new(ish), very popular, and it’s trending right now..So you’ll probably roll your eyes at it BUUTTTT I love this song right now and I saw a chance..so I took it Mwahaha (¬‿¬) So:

Akashi Seijuro- “Hello” by Adele

Also— if you’ve read my past angsts, I’ve mostly channeled the angst-y emotions towards the KnB character instead of the reader (ie. I’ve made the KnB character at fault and the cause of the angst feeling). This angst is different. I’ve centered the angst-y emotions toward the reader. I hope it doesn’t matter too much but if you’d like me to write the angst focusing on the KnB character doing wrong, then request again and I’ll write another one!!

**Also one more note!! This writing has a lot of Math involved..I hate Math and the simplest addition makes me frustrated because I’m lazy (xD)..It doesn’t make too much difference if you don’t get it, it’s just written to make the timeline real. Math to back it up as proof. So don’t focus as much on the math as you should emotions. ^u^ Now onwards!

Akashi: “Hello. It’s me.”

The bright red hair strands shifted as he snapped his head up at the sound of a vaguely-familiar, feminine voice singing out.

“That sentence..she starts out every voicemail with that exact wording..” Akashi Seijuro murmured as if the song and singer set him in a trance reminiscing in the past.

“What?” Another feminine voice pipped up, making Akashi snap back to the present.

“Hm? Oh, nothing..” Akashi couldn’t help but wince in annoyance at the high-pitched voice.

“I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet,” The first feminine voice continued singing as she gracefully played the classy, white, grand piano that set the scene. “To go over everything.”

Akashi was twenty-three currently, only four more days needed to pass before he would turn twenty-four. Only four more days needed to pass before five years turned into six years since they had not talked. Six years since they’ve seen each other. Six years since she’s heard his voice. However, he knows what her voice sounds like..at least the way she talked in her voicemails, trying to get ahold of him before she started crying. Unfortunately, he knew the sounds of her crying way more then he knew the sound of her own voice speaking.

It was the day he had turned eighteen when she ended everything. The day when she broke Akashi Seijuro’s heart while trying to give it back to him. It was the day she felt as if she clawed her own heart out, dropped it in the garbage, and walked away from it. The day she ended her chances to have a potential happy family.

That was the day she walked away from any future she had with him.

“They say that time’s supposed to heal ya, but I ain’t done much healing.”

After ending their relationship once and for all before walking off, she went M.I.A. from him or anyone else she knew. She packed her things and fled from the whole country, ending all possibilities for Akashi to hunt and chase her down.

“Hello, can you hear me?”

She began her new life half way around the world where she originally lived. Her father was American, her mother was Japanese, and she was the best of both worlds. When she was young and in elementary, they lived as a perfect family in California, USA. She was twelve when her dad passed away and thirteen when her mom decided to move back to her homeland, Japan.

She was thirteen when she met Akashi and thirteen when they both started hitting it off. Akashi saw an emotion held in the girl’s eyes that matched his same emotion. Akashi saw that a part of her was dormant, almost dead, inside. She had lost a loved one that was very close to her and he could tell because he went through the same thing. That’s when he realised she was much like him— that’s when he realised she was everything he wanted in his future wife.

“I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be”

She was eighteen when she left Akashi and her childhood life behind in Japan and moved back over to California. She stayed with her dad’s side of the family. She wanted to start anew. She wanted to forget everything that happened in Japan— including Akashi. She thought that if she ran fast and far enough from her problems, then she would forget about all of them and they would just vanish.

“When we were younger and free.”

But alas, no matter how much she tried to forget him and try to move on, her mind was stuck on her one true love. Two years past before she turned twenty. Two years she had tried her hardest to forget Akashi before realising she just couldn’t. She thought that since she’s older and twenty now, she could try and talk about the things she just couldn’t in the past. Maybe she could move back, maybe they could start again. Maybe he would answer his phone and admit he still loved her and wanted her back.

“I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet.”

The call never came. His voice never spoke. The closest thing she got to hearing his voice was his voicemail recording: “This is Akashi Seijuro. Leave me a message and I’ll call you back”.

Another two years past and she was twenty-two. For two years she kept trying. Call after call, she kept thinking that he might pick up this time. She knew she probably sounded desperate and pathetic, but she didn’t care. She was desperate to try and mend things that she ended. She knew it was her fault and she would gladly admit it if it meant she could talk to him again.

California was where her ‘dream’ began. She reached her dream job and goal when she became a singer, getting gigs from all over the world; however, there was no joyous feeling she had because she had forgotten what happiness was after she walked away from her lover.

Akashi had to admit, whoever was singing knew how to make bittersweet emotions stir up. He wanted to admit so badly that he could never love anyone else after giving his heart away to his childhood lover..but things weren’t that simple.

“I love you so much, Seiju..” His wife sighed lovingly, caressing the top of his hands from across the table.

“That makes me really happy to know that.” Akashi smiled forcefully, tilting his head to the side while putting on a poker face.

The woman sighed, her smile now turning into a frown. She couldn’t understand why Akashi never said the three special words back.

“Seijuro..we’ve been married for three years, almost four…and you’ve never told me that you love me even once…” Tears brimmed her eyes as she began to pretend to weep with a high-pitch sound, hoping she could get Akashi to feel bad.

Akashi said nothing but sighed and looked away, rolling his heterochromatic-coloured eyes. The woman pouted as she realised she would never get her way; meanwhile, Akashi couldn’t help but think about the one girl he really wanted as his wife, not this annoying trophy wife that was currently sitting in front of him.

“There’s such a difference between us and a million miles.”

Akashi couldn’t help but begin to wonder why she stopped calling nine days after her twenty-second birthday. She had tried so hard, for two years straight, to talk to him and then suddenly she just..vanished. No more calls rang, no more voicemails were left. It was as if she gave up completely. And he hasn’t heard her voice in two, almost three, years because of it. His heart broke every minute as he thought about it.

“Hello from the other side.”

____’s heart broke as she belted out the notes while playing the chords on the piano; she couldn’t help but wonder where Akashi and his wife were at at this moment she was in Japan. She’d been traveling for a year all around the world, singing at different places; however, she’s avoided the one country she swore she’d never come back..yet here she was, singing at it.

Maybe if she came and saw him personally, maybe if she came back. Maybe he would take her back, maybe they would mend everything back together. So many “maybe”’s ran through her head..so many “maybe”’s that would never be.

“I must’ve called a thousand times”

A thousand times wasn’t enough and two years were too short. Akashi secretly wished she would keep calling, that she would keep trying to get ahold of him, because that proved she still wanted him and that she still had not moved on just like he.

He was angry at himself; angry that he let his pride get to him. He wished he could just pick up the phone and tell her how he wanted her back..but he didn’t, and because of that, she stopped trying. Now he would probably never see her again.

“To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done”

The trophy wife sighed while grabbing her coat.

“Come on, it’s time we get home.”

Akashi only nodded as he got out of the booth and walked ahead of her, not caring if she was behind him or not. He didn’t know why he hated her so much, but he did. He despised her, wish he never met her. She wasn’t ___. She wasn’t what he wanted..and she would never be. And for that, he hated her.

“But when I call you never seem to be home.”

If only he knew why ___ quit calling, he would hate his wife even more. He would never be able to forgive her for what she did.

___ couldn’t get the memory out of her head; the memory of the day she stopped calling. The reason why she stopped calling was not because she simply gave up.

The memory of when the phone finally picked up. The memory of ___ expecting to hear a male voice, Akashi’s voice, only to be surprised to hear a female, high-pitched voice. The horrid memory of the woman only saying “He’s moved on. He doesn’t love you anymore. He loves his wife. He loves me. Never. Call. Again.” before hanging up for good. The wretched memory of ___ crying for hours before accepting that Akashi was not hers and will never be ever again.

“Hello from the outside.”

The memory of when she stood outside, in the pouring rain, watching Akashi’s wife engulf him into a loving hug through the window. ___ didn’t want to accept the fact that he moved on. She wasn’t going to accept the fact until she saw it with her own eyes. The proof was right in front of the Akashi mansion’s window as she stood from the outside, looking in.

“At least I can say that I’ve tried”

Akashi and his trophy wife walked to the front of the restaurant, already paid for their meal and his wife was ready to get home. She knew Akashi was thinking about ___ and it was probably because of the stupid song. She wanted nothing but to get out of their so Akashi would pay attention to her again.

As his trophy wife was walking out the door, Akashi followed behind with his head down; however, for some reason he felt as if something was pulling him to look at the singer who was singing. There was this unknown force that whispered to him to turn and look at the stage where the singer was singing this song that touched his heart.

“To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart”

Akashi stopped midway, in between the door from going outside and inside the restaurant. His eyes widened to where you could actually see the whites of his eyes. He thought his heart stopped as he stared at the beauty on the stage. He knew that face from anywhere. He couldn’t believe it took him that long to realise it was her voice. It was ___’s voice that was singing. It was ___ who was on the stage, right in front of his eyes, singing about their lost love.

Everything drowned out after this point as Akashi started to change direction in his walk and started hurriedly walking towards the front of the stage, excusing and pushing people who were in the way. The comments from the bystanders and the sound of his wife yelling at him to come back was muted out as he focused on his one true love.

“But it don’t matter..”

As he got to the front, he put together everything. He realised this song was about him. He realised she didn’t stop calling because she gave up. He realised she stopped calling because someone made her give up. And he realised that no matter how much he could try and persuade her, ___ wouldn’t take him back since he has a wife “that he loves”. Realisation hit him hard as ___ and his heterochromatic-orbed eyes met, their gaze smoldering.

This was all his fault.

A shaky breath was inhaled from Akashi’s lungs before his breath got stuck in his throat as he watched the solo, clear tear run down ____’s cheek before dripping onto the white, grande piano. Teary eyed, ___ holds his stare down as she drew in a shaky breath, knowing both of their hearts were completely broken, and there was no chance of them healing back after she sang the last words.

“..It clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore.”