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Apparently, some people actually think that Stiles and Derek had no development.

I thought they were just joking, but some of the ones I’ve encountered honestly believe that.

I’m not talking about in terms of romance, because not everyone ships Sterek, so that can slide. These people who’ve said it think that they had no development whatsoever, no development into friends or even allies, as in they remained the same since season 1.

Now, people say a lot of things about Sterek, but that has got to be the funniest one yet.

I’d just like to explain why those people are wrong.

Season 1

Stiles and Derek hated each other in the beginning, obviously, right from the get go. Stiles even suggested letting Derek die in the beginning, and Derek threatened his life twice in one episode, a couple more times throughout the season and slammed his head into a steering wheel (or was that season 2?)

Most of the times they were brought together was because of Scott. For example, 1x04.

In this episode, Stiles and Derek were forced to spend an entire day together while Scott went about in search of a wolfsbane bullet to save Derek.

In this episode Derek said he rip Stiles’ throat out with his teeth, yanked Stiles forward, there was also a lot of bickering, especially on Stiles’ part.

And even after all of that, Stiles still made an effort to wake Derek up when he suspected that Derek was dead.

I do suspect that this did have a lot to do with a person dying in Stiles’ presence, the guilt or the memory of it that would follow that worried him, but at the same time, Stiles probably was worried about Derek somewhere deep down inside.

We all know this episode as well.

In this scene, Stiles was shoved up against a wall by Derek who proceeded to try and demand things of him until eventually Stiles reminded him of who’s home they were in.

And for all the people who said that Stiles has never done anything wrong to Derek, well, in this episode he used Derek’s body to get Danny to do what he needed him to do. It wasn’t physical, so people saw it as harmless, but it could be seen by many as objectification. Obviously, very problematic.

And let’s completely dismiss the fact that by this time Derek trusted Stiles enough (and knew Stiles was smart enough) for him to come to Stiles for help. Moving on now.

Obviously season one wasn’t their best season, but we do see clear signs that they didn’t hate each other as much as they had claimed like when Derek protected Stiles from Peter in the hospital and when Stiles got in Argent’s face about what Kate did to Derek and his family. No development yet, but there was something.

Season 2

This, for me, is the season where things really started to change between the two. They paired up a lot that season, such as in 2x02.

The car scene was incredibly enjoyable, but the most notable part of this episode was when Derek roared Isaac into submission when he tried to hurt Stiles and became Derek “I’m the Alpha now” Hale.

It’s really in 2x04, Abomination, where Derek’s whole view on Stiles changed.

There was yet again, a lot of bickering in that episode, no surprise. But the fact is that Stiles held Derek’s paralyzed body in the water for hours and refused to let him drown.

Guys, this is the same Stiles that was pleading with his best friend to just let Derek die in season 1.

But that was not even the best part of that, it is viewed as the best part by many, but in terms of their development, the most important part of 2x04 was…

Even without context,  this gif displays just how real that scene was. The intense yet soft eye contact they made was enough, especially coming from Derek.

Before this scene, Derek’s never broadcasted that much appreciation and affection towards anyone whilst on the show.

It was hard to understand at first, but there was a post I read about a year ago that explained this scene perfectly.

When Stiles finished off Derek’s sentence, labeling the kanima as an abomination, it registered to Derek that Stiles didn’t view him as an abomination. An abomination, something he’s been viewed as for years, something that got his entire family killed because that’s what werewolves were seen as by hunters. It meant more to Derek than maybe even Stiles understood, hearing that and it shows on his face.

And we all know this episode due to a specific “title” and quote given by a specific someone.

Yes, 2x10, Fury.

Another one of those episodes where Stiles and Derek were thrown together, quite literally this time too since Stiles was literally thrown on top of Derek.

Later on in this episode, when Scott came to the rescue, Derek had urged him to just take Stiles, think of Stiles’ to safety first as he did on the same night of the pool scene where he told Stiles to leave before things got dangerous.

It honesty says a lot that Stiles, who Derek found highly annoying, was still someone he cared enough about to think of his safety.

Season 3

That season seemed to secure their friendship.

Yes, there was that one scene where Derek punched Stiles’ hand.

It is quite clear that this scene was there for nothing other than comedic relief. No, I’m not trying to justify the action since it was still harmful, I’m simply stating that it wasn’t meant to be seen as something serious.

And other than that scene, it seems like Derek and Stiles mostly just looked out for each other that season.

The moment after Boyd’s death cannot not be in this.

Let’s remember that the season before that. when Stiles laid a hand on Derek’s shoulder, Derek gave him a look that suggested it would be best for him if he took it off.

Yet, in this scene, 3x07, Derek easily accepted it despite being in a more vulnerable place than he was in 2x02. He allowed Stiles’ comfort without a single word.

Let me also acknowledge the fact that Stiles cared enough to do it, knew Derek needed something, a little support, and he was there for him.

And in 3x10, the fact that it took only one look from Stiles for Derek to believe Stiles over Jennifer.

Also in 3x10, the fact that Stiles reached out for Derek, who was possibly about to do something risky, almost as if it were an instinct by that time after the many times he’s protected Derek.

Surely, this does contrast from season 1 and 2 where touching Derek was never really an option unless it was necessary.

There was also the elevator scene, the scene that paralleled 1x04.

Going back to what I said before about why Stiles acted the way he did the first time, how his fear of someone dying in front of him probably overrode the fact that it was Derek who was that person. In this scene, it was obvious that Derek was his only focus. He was worried about Derek’s state at that moment, which was clear from the look on his face and the panic in his voice.

And let’s also not forget the fact that Derek was questioning whether they should take the Nogitsune, obviously a danger down because it was in Stiles’ body.

Let me rewind back to the beginning of season 1 where Derek wanted just about nothing to do with Stiles, meaning he probably wouldn’t have cared if Stiles were to die. Let’s also remember who we’re talking about, Derek Hale, the man who jumps for the kill at the slightest signs of danger. The Nogitsune, clearly not good news, and he hinted that he would feel remorse putting the fox down, the only reason being that Stiles was still there somewhere.

We also have the fact that Stiles was Derek’s anchor, Stiles who he hated somehow became Derek’s anchor.

This alone is enough to justify just how highly Derek began to think of Stiles, Stiles who, again, he hated.

Oh, and let’s also not forget that this was the season Stiles obviously became completely comfortable with Derek who he said himself he was scared of in season 1. Yet, in season 3, he was constantly pushing Derek’s buttons, knowing he was safe and that Derek wouldn’t harm him in any way. He lost that fear and in came fondness.

Season 4

Though they barely had scenes in this season, it definitely did show just how close they got.

There was the fact that Stiles worried for Derek’s safety when he went missing.

There was the face Stiles got when Derek’s name came up on that list of people who were being targeted to get killed.

There was the look on Stiles’ face when Derek was dying.

Oh, and the fact that Stiles looked back, reluctant to leave Derek even while leaving meant saving his best friend who was in danger at the time.

Bringing up again that Stiles wanted Derek dead in the beginning, but in season four, he found himself worrying about Derek’s safety and life in general more than once.

Season 5 (Bonus)

That wonderful moment where Stiles found himself smiling at Derek’s initials, a reminder of Derek.

This can easily be seen as Stiles missing Derek, Derek who he hated and learned to appreciate and care for.

Stiles and Derek’s development process goes far beyond what was in this post. There was so much more that I could’ve added but did not, these were just a few of the more significant events in their growth.

Many fail to have noticed their development because they’ve still carried a few factors of how they started with them throughout all the seasons, such as their constant bickering, and even with that bit, their development is clear.

Whether you ship Sterek romantically or not, there is no denying how much they’ve grown. Stiles and Derek had that slow build, the slowest build ever on Teen Wolf and one of the greatest, if not the greatest, developments on that show.

It was a long journey for them and they really did come a long way.

anonymous asked:

pretty pretty please oh pleaase will you do a post about sunggyu as in what's so great about him, just because i want one after the great job you did on Woohyun :D

Okay so my Woohyun post was liked by people, that’s always nice to hear! I hope the anon who sent in the original ask starts to see Woohyun in a different light from now on ~~

I guess I can talk about Sunggyu too, but where to begin?

1. HIS UNIQUE VOICE / EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION

Sunggyu’s voice is one that is instantly recognisable. He can be a soft falsetto, he can be a heart-wrenching high note. He is as versatile a vocal as Woohyun is, and can lend his voice to many different genres of music. He has proven himself a strong live vocalist too (remember that time the music stopped during a live and he just carried on singing, totally unfazed?). One of my favourite performances of his was on Yu Huiyeol’s Sketchbook in 2015, where he sang Nell’s Time Spent Walking Through Memories and his own title track Kontrol. 

Sunggyu has one of those voices that really makes you feel things, you know? He is able to project some real emotion into his vocals, and every single song on his second solo album 27 just hits you with it. One of my fave things is when Sunggyu sings songs with softer, quieter parts that then reach an inevitable crescendo where he showcases the true power of his voice. A good example of that is this performance of Only Tears. Then there is this incredible duet he did on Duet Song Festival which just gets me every single time. I could probably go on about Sunggyu’s voice forever. But here is a compilation of his head notes, falsettos and long notes on Immortal Songs 2. 

2. LEADER GYU

Not only is Sunggyu an amazing leader for INFINITE in the sense that he pushes them to succeed and leads with a firm hand, he is also known to counsel the other members if they need advice. For Sungyeol and Sungjong’s birthdays last year, he went out while they were in Japan to get them gifts as he didn’t want them to miss out just because they weren’t at home. In INFINITE Showtime episode 10, Sungjong thanked Sunggyu for helping him out and listening when he has worries and concerns. The INFINITE members are close enough to Sunggyu that they can absolutely roast him on tv shows, knowing that its a joke. Back when they all lived together in a dorm, Sunggyu would wake up the members, and that is seriously the cutest thing ever, just watch it (like, yeah okay so he wrestles Woohyun, but he was being a little brat! And the spraying Sungjong was totally Nam’s idea soooo…).

3. VARIETY SHOW KING, KIM SUNGGYU

Sunggyu has appeared on sooooo many shows it would take forever to list them all here. However, I couldn’t make this post without mentioning this side of him. Sunggyu has been on loads of different types of shows, including (but not limited to), The Genius, The Sea I Wanted/Dreaming Sea, Fluttering/Exciting India, and twice on Take Care of My Refrigerator. Not only that, but he has been a special host on numerous episodes of Weekly Idol and got his first proper MC position on the show Girl Spirit in 2016. Why is Sunggyu so good on these shows? Because not only is he intelligent, cunning and witty, he knows exactly what the audience wants. Whether it’s deliberately messing up a dance on Weekly Idol in order to get his manager punished, or if it’s his openness and honesty on 4Things Show . Also, here is a video of him peeling a Korean melon with his teeth.

He is also currently MCing a new show called Singderella alongside Super Junior’s Heechul, and it already looks to be pretty hilarious. You can easily find clips on Youtube ~

4. AND EVERYTHING ELSE:

So above were three main points about Sunggyu as an idol, as the leader of INFINITE, as a singer. Here are some more important things:

  • Sunggyu has made multiple appearances in musicals, showing his vocal versatility as well as his acting skills. He has had main roles in Gwanghwamun Sonata (alongside Super Junior’s Kyuhyun), Vampire, In The Heights (with fellow member Dongwoo) and All Shook Up.
  • His friendships with other idols. Sunggyu is known to be close with numerous other idols, most notably Super Junior’s Heechul and Kyuhyun, SHINee’s Minho and (former) Beast’s Junghyun. He even appeared on Junghyun’s FB Live broadcast a few months ago in the Beast member’s new studio. 
  • His love of Nell. He is known to be a huuuuuge Nell fanboy, actually going so far as to say he only auditioned for Woollim because Nell were part of the company at that time. He reached peak fanboy when Nell’s Kim Jongwan produced his second solo album 27 and featured on a track with Epik High’s Tablo.
  • His undeniable good looks… So many people may be critical of Sunggyu’s small eyes, but it has to be said that he has amazingly good visuals. That jawline, those hands… I could go on, but you get the idea.
  • His hella cute baby pictures. He was the squishiest little cute kid!

In conclusion, I love Kim Sunggyu and so should you.

If you want me to do more of these for other members, just let me know heheh also @becuzgyu this is dedicated to you ~~

Markus Eisenbichler and Kamil Stoch - A Comparison (Lathi, 25. 2. 2017)

I recently read a few negative posts here on Tumblr about Markus Eisenbichler being 3rd at the World Championchips in Lathi at the normal hill competiton. These negative statements concentrate on the comparision between him and Kamil Stoch who finished at fourth place. False Judges decisions are assumed to be the main reason for this.

Since I did some analytical practices for my university studies about this competition I decided to publish some of my work here on tumblr for everyone who is interested in it. I personally enjoy posts like this, even if they are very rare (sadly). This is not meant to be offending, I just thought some of you may like to read it.

Warning: I am NOT an expert. I mean, yes, I would say I know a few things about ski juming since it is a part of my life since my childhood. But I was never trained to be a coach or anything like this, so I may miss small things. Also this is probably just half of my work since it would have been way too long otherwise.

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Main Information about Points for Style

In a ski jumping competition the scoring system is based on various factors, a huge input is the judges decision about the style of a jump. 

Main Facts: 

  • Five Judges from five different nations
  • They can give points from 0.0 up to 20.0
  • The points are based on the jump, the flying position ( balance, keeping the skis steady during the flight, a good general position) and the landing (Telemark) 
  • The highest and lowest Points are cut put
  • In mens WC the average points given are 18.0

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First Round

Markus Eisenbichler

  • Wind came from the back and was not considered as good, which can also be seen in the wind points he got (+4.8)
  • He managed to jump on 95.0m (while he needed around 96.0m to take the lead)
  • About his jump you can say it was quiet average, it took a bit until his skis were completly there, but in general his flying position was alright
  • The telemark landing was there, but a bit shaky, so not solid and with this not perfect

For a quiet average jump an 18.0 is perfect and would’ve also been my opinion, but since his shaky landing it is also alright to give a 17.5 here 

Markus leaves first round with a total of 128.3 Points


Kamil Stoch

  • Also in Kamils case the wind came from the back, but in general Kamil had alright wind conditions (Wind points: +0.8)
  • He managed to jump on 96.5m while he needed 100.5m to take the lead
  • His jump was pretty good, he was a bit too late while taking off but we were able to see a good flying position and a nice telemark landing

Kamils jumping style was better than Markus’ since I think 18.5 or a 19.0 is absolutely alright.

Kamil is leaving the first round with 129.8 points.


Conclusion after 1st round

  • The judges overall did a good job and I can’t disagree to them
  • Kamil did the better jump, which can be seen in the points given
  • Kamil is only 1.5 points ahead of Markus after the 1st round, but in general the jumpers in the top 10 aren’t too far away from each other (except the leading Stefan Kraft), so curenty everyone has a chance of winning a medal

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Second Round

Markus Eisenbichler

  • In his second jump the wind was quiet better. He still had no perfect conditons but you could defenitly work with that (wind also got better during his jump, so he scored -0.2 wind points)
  • He managed to do a very good jump, landing on 100.5m while he only needed around 97.0m to take the lead
  • His jump was better than his first one, he had again a got flying position, but also again some problems with the landing
  • BUT it has to be said that his telemark landing was slightly better than in his first try

Here you can see a comparison between the points for his first jump (left) and his second one (right). Long story short, Markus’ second jump was better than his first one, so it should be seen in judges points.

Japan gave 1.0 points, Slovenia and USA gave 0.5 points more than in first round, which is absolutely alright to me, since it ‘only’ was slightly better. A 18.0 is also good, so I dont want to be too criticising in here. Judges did a good job.

In the end, Markus Eisenbichler is taking the lead with a total of 263.6 Points. 


Kamil Stoch

  • In Kamils second jump the wind got better (wind points: -1.8), he had the best wind conditons out of the four jumps compared here
  • He needed to jump around 100.0m, while he ‘only’ jumped on 99.0m
  • His jump was good, a nice flying position again, he has a great style for sure ! 
  • But it needs to be said, that he was too late again while taking off and his landing wasn’t as good as it was in the first round

Here you can see a comparison between the points for his first jump (left) and his second one (right). Long story short, Kamils second jump was not as good as his first one, so it should be seen in judges points.

Poland, Slovenia and Finland gave the same amount of points as they gave in the second round. A 19.0 from POL and SLO is very good hearted to be honest. I totally agree with the first jump, but also a 19.0 for his second jump is at least 0.5 points too high. Finland stayed on his 18.5 points which is good for this jump. 

USA gave 0.5 points more and now got to 19.0, which I also don’t understand to be honest, since his first jump was better than his second one.

Only Japan gave less points than in the first round, they got to 17.5, which is, to be honest, a little bit too less. A 18.0 or 18.5 would’ve done it better.

Kamil Stoch leavs the cmpetition with a total of 262.5 points.

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Conclusion 

Markus Eisenbichler finished this first world championship competition on the 3rd place 1.1 points ahead of Kamil Stoch on fourth. 

It is absolutely not alright to state that judges gave the bronze medal to Markus, since it was an overall fair rating. 

Even if japans judge would’ve give Kamil 18.0 points for his average jump Markus would’ve been ahead of him anyways. And since other judges may rated him to good he was lucky that it was so close. 

It was a fair competition, so please don’t tr to spread anything else. Markus and Kamil are both great sportsman, but this time it was just Markus beeing a tiny little bit better. So please try to be respectful.

Thank you if you read this :)

anonymous asked:

My prompt: Neil and Andrew get lost in the woods and Neil twists his ankle, so Andrew has to carry him to safety (how and why this happens is the real challenge)

Here we go, anon. Also on AO3.

send me prompts :)


“You’re kidding, right?”

“Yes, Neil. Because I’m known for my practical jokes.”

Neil rolls his eyes as Andrew slams the hood of the Maserati back into place and crosses his arms, leaning against the front of the car. Andrew has deduced that the transmission is indeed shot to hell, and that this beautiful piece of Italian machinery will not be moving from its current location without the assistance of a tow truck.

He looks around at the deserted I-40, neither head nor taillight to be seen. It is nearly 3:00am, and they are somewhere between North Carolina and Tennessee. Neil had tried to convince Andrew to stop for the night a few hours ago, but Andrew will admit that he should have listened if hell happens to freeze over. He tilts his head back to stare at the dark sky above him. They’re far enough away from civilization that the stars are uninhibited by any city lights. While this may be aesthetically pleasing, it also means that he and Neil are, for lack of a better word, fucked.

Andrew turns his head to the right at the sound of Neil incessantly tapping his fingers on the hood of the car. Neil meets his gaze and then flits his eyes across the rest of Andrew’s face.

“Can you fix it?”

“No.”

Neil watches him for a few more seconds before releasing a dejected sigh and pulling out his phone.

“No service. Of course. Because why would anything be working right now?”

Now it’s Andrew’s turn to roll his eyes. “Okay drama queen, take it down a notch. All we have to do is walk to the next town or until one of us gets service. It can’t be that hard.”

“The next town isn’t for like twenty miles! It’s already 3:00, and we have practice in the morning, Andrew.”

“Okay, well I guess we’ll just be late.”

Neil has no words. His mouth drops open in shock, absolutely aghast that Andrew thinks this is an acceptable solution.

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A few days later, Asher went back to work and had his first practice since his father died. Elena wanted to be there to support him so she brought along her study materials so she could work while she watched their practice. ♥

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A Court of Mist and Fury || the Court of Dreams x others

The Court of Dreams.

The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares … And the huntress with an artist’s soul.

@veroinicalodge

kimdaily  asked:

1,12, 34, 40, 48

1. selfie

Here are some old ones that I’ve posted on here before. I would post a more recent one but I recently got a hair cut and my hair dresser fucked up my bangs and now I look like Kim Bok Joo so no LOL

12. what is something you want right now?

I want 10 billion dollars so I can drop out of school and open up a fansite dedicated to the one and only Park Jimin 🙌🏼

34. most embarrassing moment

So I have a black Honda Accord. I’m stupid and I think any black car is my car. One day I was walking to the parking lot after class and stupid me thinks the first black car I see is mine and try to get in. AND THE GUY WAS SITTING IN HIS CAR. He looked so scared.😔 I wasn’t embarrassed but I think it was an embarrassing moment? Same thing happened by my apartment a few weeks later lmao

40. favourite memory

Times I’ve spent in my childhood home 😊 My parents are moving so they are selling the house and it make me super sad thinking about it 😭 

48. turn offs

My biggest turn off is when a guy is clingy 24/7. Like no 🙅🏻

Get to know, pick some numbers.

“Don’t mind the penguin. He comes and goes as he pleases.”

Being a fan of the Glass Scientists, an amazing webcomic I highly recommend reading, I decided that I’d join in on the fun of making my own Rogue Scientist. Well, two.
For this colorful duo is Kennedy and Ryan Jackson, two twin Quantum Physicists living within the society. They theorize that all twins may be a result of a transdimensional hiccup, being that they firmly believe in the multidimensional theory. Their methods of proving this theory are rather unconventional, often blowing up in their face and leaving behind traces or objects from the other dimensions. The twins even believe themselves above societal law, as they have theorized that one of them is not truly of this dimension.

To answer any questions regarding the penguin, it’s simple. The twins were testing when their experiment failed. This was the first time an object of biological material had been left behind. The penguin is capable of transcending through dimensions, but nobody really understands why, not even the twins.

5 things

Tagged by: @multifxceted
Tagging: @kidicax @non-credere-in-fata @athliotis @lysandi@illusoryelement​ if u want~!

5 things you’ll find in my bag

  • phone
  • keys
  • wallet
  • loose change
  • boxcutter ( i keep forgetting to take it out lol )

5 things in my bedroom

  • like 2 body pillows
  • MESS
  • horse posters
  • laundry
  • all my jewelry

5 things I’ve always wanted to do in my life

  • go to the beach on a date
  • bake something from scratch i guess? i always worry when i cook so it’d be cool to do that 
  • travel to france & switzerland
  • ride horses
  • just be around horses fam

5 things that make me happy

  • horses!!!!!
  • the color pink
  • drawing
  • mY fRIEndS
  • ocs

5 things that I’m currently into

  • ocs… i’m always into ocs
  • american horror story ( coven )
  • hamilton
  • miraculous ladybug
  • kill la kill

5 things on my to-do list

  • do homework
  • draw
  • save money
  • drive to school tonite..
  • give myself time to breathe

5 things you may not know about me

  • i have no idea how to do this small text font. a friend told me how a long time ago but i forgot. ive copied the format and am just typing without editing it, hoping it stays LMAO
  • i have an original story i call Anima… i want it to be a webcomic someday
  • my favorite american horror story season is asylum
  • i have like, a million ocs
  • smoked butterscotch latte is my go-to drink at starbucks
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Isak and Even + Kosegruppa