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Byakugan Queen

“Of course, she too, is an Elite Jounin by birth. Kekkei Genkai with her Hyakugan abilities…A new age heroine that has managed to shake the world of her Jyuuken with her powers…And his mother, the princess of the Hyuuga family…”

So I know like 90% of the fandom is against black paladin Keith and like for the most part, I’m kinda iffy about it myself. But hear me out. Black paladin Keith… whose right-hand man is Lance. Lance acts as an advisor of sorts, whom Keith trusts, no questions asked. If Shiro isn’t going to listen to Lance, Keith will. Keith already knows Lance is capable and takes the mission seriously (even though he seems to take little else seriously. That’s not to say he isn’t serious, just he copes differently). They have already experienced first hand that working together yields success. And already we can see that when it gets down the nitty gritty, they fall into a harmonious efficiency, despite the air of competitiveness between them. Keith is the drive and the passion and Lance, the patience and positivity. Together they make an unstoppable force. A good team, if you will. 

YOI Guidebook Translations - Character Info

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Leo De La Iglesia

  • Skate America was his first gold 
  • He looks up to Victor bc they both choreograph their own programs
  • But Victor was already trashed when Leo met him so he was a lil frazzled lmao
  • He’s practiced w/ Phichit and Guang-Hong in the States
  • Leo, Phichit & Guang-Hong stay in regular contact thru social media 
  • HE REALLY WANTED 2 TAKE PICS W/ VICTOR & CHRIS AT THE CHINA BANQUET
  • Leo, Phi. & GH still get shy in front of older skaters
  • He apparently missed a lot of jumps in his FS, sending him down to 6th place
  • Leo has no quads
  • Miyamoto-sensei choreographed Leo’s SP to resemble a “street dance battle" 

Guang Hong Ji

  • GH looks up 2 Phichit and thinks Leo is cool; this admiration is described as like "a young maiden’s" 
  • Phichit, GH & Minami are called the "3 Great Adorable Asian Skaters” by fans!!!
  • He doesn’t like hotpot but went bc Victor was there

Georgi Popovich

  • He’s always been in Victor’s shadow, sharing a coach & being only 1 day younger. This season is his chance
  • He seemed cool when he was like “ah, youth” upon seeing Leo & GH, but he’s actually a hot (rather, “sweltering”) person
  • Anya’s new boyfriend is a hockey player
  • Yakov wants Georgi to discover his own style
  • He thinks “NOW’S MY TIME TO SHINE” but Victor’s preoccupied with Yuuri and Yurio Does Not Car
  • In love in sport, he’s fruitless :((( 
  • Though it seems like he has a new girlfriend now, at least! 

Seunggil Lee

  • This is his first time in the Grand Prix Series
  • He’s popular with female fans but is cold to them
  • HIS MOM DRESSES HIM. HOLD THE FCUKIN PHONE, SEUNG GIL’S MOM BUYS HIS CLOTHES AND HE WEARS THEM WITHOUT COMPLAINT
  • He likes dogs and meat and hates vegetables and women
  • He doesn’t have any ill-will toward other skaters per se, he just doesn’t care
  • The struggles he faces are all for the eventual honor of participating in the Pyongchang Olympics

Emil Nekola

  • An “agreeable youth” that’s an apt description if I’ve ever seen one
  • Has known the Crispies 4 a long time
  • Emil and Michele are “like brothers” and their banter is the norm
  • ldsfjlsfj MICHELE CAUGHT HIM CHECKING OUT SARA’S BUTT
  • He’s not discouraged by the Crispies ignoring him lol
  • He wants to add more dynamic jumps next season

Christophe Giacometti

  • He’s basically always expected to podium at the GPF and Worlds
  • He and Victor are popular w/ da ladies
  • He sees Victor as his ultimate rival so he has less motivation this season
  • Minako isn’t the only fan wrecked by his sexiness
  • Thinks he’s the only one in the world who can defeat Yuuri’s eroticism (!!)
  • He’s been at the Trophée de France 5 times
  • He thinks it’s like a dream that Yuuri, who’s rumored to retire, got a world record score
  • He’s never gotten gold at the GPF
  • Oh ouch he figured he never got gold because Victor was there, but now he’s seeing that his chances are being crushed by Yuuri :(
  • And when he realizes that he feels bitter at being surpassed and irritated by Victor’s support :(((
  • “Though this year’s GPF is over, the fire of regret is still smoldering in Chris’s heart”
  • He wants to take gold once Victor returns

Phichit Chulanont

  • He got bronze at 4cc last season, the first Thai skater to do so!
  • He’s Yuuri’s closest skater friend 
  • Skate fans all over the world check Phichit’s social media for updates on skaters’ practice and daily lives
  • He believes that he’ll rewrite the history of Thai skating 
  • He hasn’t told Yuuri about “Phichit on Ice” yet

Jean-Jacques Leroy (there’s a lot about him)

  • He’s gone to Skate Canada 2x
  • Nathalie’s his coach, Alain’s his trainer 
  • He genuinely doesn’t realize he’s bothering ppl and is bad at picking up on social cues
  • His loved ones have always been important to him
  • His FS is basically an offering of love to everyone who has supported him 
  • He proposed to Isabella immediately before Barcelona
  • He & Isabella have been together since highschool! They were classmates
  • @ the GPF he felt all the other skaters were looking down on him
  • JJ’s refusal to give up even in the face of his own negative thoughts is his true strength
  • His “It’s… JJ Style!” at the kiss and cry was a bluff or show of courage and took all of his strength to accomplish
  • “JJ, who is always trying to be a king, responds to the voices of his fans who love him by always being JJ.  The JJ we’ll see from now on will surely be even stronger”
  • Even though he’s a very powerful skater, his parents’ ice dancing background imparts grace to his performance
  • This season was his last season as a teen and though he buckled under the pressure, he showed his strength through his recovery
  • He trained in Colorado Springs with Leo as a junior and in Detroit under Celestino 
  • He and Otabek taught each other moves as rinkmates
  • It looks like he taught Otabek the quad salchow
  • However, once he left a rink his friendships w/ his rinkmates would fizzle out :(
  • He doesn’t really have any skater friends 
  • However, he does have friends at home and it says they’re his support
  • The support & love he receives from others is the source of his strength
  • He met the band that did Theme of King JJ @ a Grammy afterparty
  • [about Isabella] “It seems like she can’t quite take a hint when she's  antagonizing Yuri’s Angels, but she disregards the atmosphere entirely to cheer for JJ when the stadium has fallen silent”
  • J has “a few” (何人か) younger siblings who are competing in the junior div 
  • Nathalie likes “flashy things” while Alain is more stoic
  • Omg the fanbook outright says JJ and Isabella haven’t had premarital sex w o w
  • From the fanbook! He’s at the top of his class in a university in Toronto 

Otabek Altin

  • Had his senior debut last year and got bronze at Worlds
  • He doesn’t care about making friends w/ others
  • He doesn’t hate people but he gives off that impression
  • Yurio is the one exception
  • Yurio didn’t realize who he was at first when Otabek rescued him from his fangirls
  • Otabek was in the novice class at the summer camp
  • Also, the guidebook lists him as 18, what is the truth
  • He knew if he couldn’t discover something no one else could do, he’d never win
  • Even though he didn’t make podium, he left a strong impression on the entire world
  • He didn’t stand out at all in his junior years but now he finds himself among the top senior skaters
  • He trained in many countries
  • Yakov was running the summer camp where he met Yurio
  • His body is stiff and he can’t remember choreography quickly
  • His junior years were a period of trial and error
  • Otabek’s strength is forging new paths for himself whenever he hits a wall
  • He chose the Samarkand Overture to make a strong impact as a new entry to the ranks of top skaters
  • His SP costume is meant to emphasise his status as the representative from Kazakhstan
  • His skating is supposed to be very crisp and solid
  • The image for his FS is “I will confidently lead my country! Follow me, my countrymen!”
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Yuri!!! on ICE x 4DX Cinemas


I had Yuuri cry on me, had Victor whisper in my ear, got sprayed with perfume, snowed on, and got to feel the world move through the majestic power that is Chris’s perfect ass.

For The Kiss, everything went still and silent, then went crashing down as they fell onto the ice.

Then the seats vibrated to the beat of the clapping in The Theme of King JJ and I was done.

Jumps, Explained

So, going by the tags on my recent jump gifsets, the difference between jumps is apparently still a source of great bewilderment for some people. Now I could link you to some excellent posts on the topic, but since I am, as usual, an extra lil piece of dirt with too much work to do and a lifetime’s worth of procrastination, I’ve decided to put together my own layman’s guide to identifying figure skating jumps (stressed on the layman part).

First, here be a flowchart, since everybody loves flowcharts, right?

If the flowchart works as intended and you can now tell the jumps apart, great! If you need a bit more explanation and illustration, read on.

Keep reading

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Let him be everything because he is everything.

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I need to tell you guys about the time I was almost swept off to another dimension on a ghost train or something

Because honestly it was… a really weird experience tbh

So a few years ago a friend and I were in Belfast, and it was getting towards evening time in the winter so it was already pitch black but still kind of crowded from the Christmas rush. We headed to the train station to get a train home and these trains were fairly regular, like about every thirty minutes or so which is pretty regular for that country, trust me. The trains varied from the newer, nicer ones to the ones that probably hadn’t been updated since the seventies, but they were all relatively decent and no cause for concern. 

Or so we thought. We caught our train at the usual platform, but no sooner had we got on did we realise something was kind of off. This train was old, and kind of shabby looking. We made a few jokes and sat down anyway, figuring it was one of the older trains that we’d just never seen before, and things passed relatively normally. The train pulled out of the station, and it was only as we were picking up speed that we realised we were the only ones in the carriage. This was highly unusual, because it was still peak time for people starting to head back, and it being so close to Christmas, the train should have been packed. We couldn’t have got on an out of service trains, because they wouldn’t go to a passenger platform if they weren’t taking passengers, and with all the other trains needing platforms there would be no room for them. They would go to a separate part of the tracks out of the way. We were completely stumped.

We put it down to just weird timing and figured the other carriages probably had people in them, and tried to relax. The train was sort of rickety and unusually loud, and it didn’t exactly sound like what you would expect from a train. I don’t know how to describe it, but there was a kind of odd, distorted quality to the sound of the wheels on the track; it was sort of muffled but also louder than usual at the same time? Kind of like when you have a dream and wake up still hearing the sound from it, and it sounds both quiet because it’s fading from your ears but loud at the same time because it’s in your head. That’s really the only way I can describe it.

We quickly noticed something else that was weird. Several minutes passed, and we didn’t stop at the usual stop. We didn’t even go past it. Several more minutes passed and we absolutely should have stopped at at least two stops. There was nothing, and there was no train guard to check tickets, either. By now, we’re really freaked out. We’re passing through places we recognise, proving we’re on the right route, but we’re not going through any of the right stops and the train isn’t slowing. This probably went on for a good six or seven minutes, even though we should have been out of Belfast by that time. Finally, the train started to slow, and pulled into the first station it should have stopped at, only minutes after leaving the original station. By this point we’re so freaked out that we know we’re getting off the train, so we stand and go and wait by the doors.

The train stops, and the platform outside is empty – again, very unusual for this time. The doors thankfully open and me and my friend hurry out onto the platform, and almost immediately after our feet touch the platform, the train pulls away. No one else got off the train, and as it passes, we see there’s absolutely no one else on the train. No passengers, no guards. The driver would have been at the front so we didn’t get to see if anyone was there or not, but the train was completely empty. We watched it go along the track a short distance, and then the lights simply vanished even though there was nothing there to obstruct them. No trains on other tracks, no tunnels, no curves. That part of the track has great visibility, but the lights just vanished into midair.

We look at one another, and then suddenly we realise we can hear noise, and the platform behind us is packed with people. We just jumped on the next train with a crowd of other people and tried not to think too much about what would have happened if we’d stayed on that first train.

Why do people always misunderstand this

This was Sasuke’s indirect way of telling Sakura “I love you.” or “I care about you.” Shit, I hope he calls her annoying at some point in the Next Gen series. If you’re too shallow to actually understand what he meant by this, then I don’t hold it against you, but then stop debating with fans who actually get the deeper meaning. This was his way of showing care before his forehead tap.

But then again, I do love the forehead tap.

And them just being near each other without having to say a word

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One Piece is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and Takato and Sadamomo and Jun are celebrating it too!  

For Takato, the One Piece Live Attraction was his debut role, where he played Luffy (the first Luffy, in fact), so the series is very near and dear to his heart.

Jun and Sadamomo were on the second One Piece cast, concurrently with each other, but not with Takato.  Sadamomo played Nami, and Jun was Zoro.  Zoro was also Jun’s debut role.

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Happy Birthday Masashi Kishimoto!
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renjun, a soft boy who scares easily

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IM CONFUSED?? IS THAT NARUTO IN BORUTO’S CLOTHES OR IS THAT A TIME SKIP?! also look at those two omg… 👀! ( ˘ω˘ )