just made this because

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oh yuuri!

inspired by this scene from scrubs (because they’re basically jd and turk except canon)

You Have My Attention, Disney

Isn’t it nice to be excited for a reboot? Or, at the very least, cautiously optimistic? 

Granted, I more than understand the hesitation. I don’t think reboots have ever had a great reputation, and they can take away resources from potential, original properties making their debut (especially in today’s sequel-driven, nostalgia-loving, cinematic-universe-mass-producing market). Which is why the phrase “reboot potential” sounds like execu-speak that leaves you feeling … kind of dirty.

But, if you know me, you know I love another show that was just a reboot made to sell toys because, ultimately, the new team of creatives put in so much thought, love, and creativity into that it became its own thing.

Clearly I’m talking about Voltron: Legendary Defenders.

Oh, alright, and Pony (if you’re ever not sure, just assume I’m talking about Pony again; you’ll be right 90% of the time). And aside from the fans I’m told the franchise had originally, no one was expecting it to be a good show– that’s a case where the reboot surpassed its predecessors and in a huge way.

And, hell, I wouldn’t be doing my job right if I didn’t reference how well the Star Wars franchise is doing again, even after the infamously abysmal prequels! 

Pretty much the entirety of 80s and 90s culture either has or will get some kind of love. Hey! Arnold’s creator Craig Bartlett is finally getting to make The Jungle Movie, Samurai Jack’s getting a 4th season on Adult Swim, Power Rangers are back on the big screen next year, and just about every other property you can think of has something. And if not, they’re probably just saving them for the NickToons movie (which is also a thing that’s happening).

Meanwhile, Millennials just aren’t nostalgically profitable yet, I guess. Seems like all of our properties either get reboots that aren’t marketed towards us at all:

get continuations that get screwed over by the network

(If you’re wondering, that’s official artwork by co-creator Bryan Konietzko; I just felt the need to use it because wow dat’s gay)

or don’t get reboots period, even when the creators express direct interest in making a return.

Or, you know, made a deal with someone and found a way to never leave to begin with.

*Pokemon’s started in the mid-90s, but if you grew up in 2000s, you’d count it, too, it was huge for us.

My point being that while reboots and revivals have troubling downsides, take it from a Millennial whose starved for them: getting a good reboot can still be a thing to be celebrated.

Especially when you’ve got one that looks this intriguing.

Back to DuckTales

So, the voice cast looks like they’re kicking ass. It’s only one element of a show, of course, but whether or not the star-power wows you, the idea that it just might be in good hands may. 

See, Disney XD is sort of a weird channel. If I’m remembering correctly, it’s not included in some number of cable packages, but Disney Channel (prime) is—meaning, this should be where shows go to die.

It’s also technically Disney’s animation channel. Which says a lot about where Disney is now. (If you want some real insight into Disney’s television history, Saberspark made a video about it“Why does the one of the greatest animations studios of all time struggle to provide animated content for television? It doesn’t make any sense!”)

You 90s kids will remember the Disney Afternoons on the main channel—the program block DuckTales originally thrived in. A lot’s changed since then (the video goes into how and why), and the Disney channels DuckTales is returning to greatly needs its help.

Wander Over Yonder, for all the love it got, suffered the consequences of airing on an off-shoot of the Disney Channel instead of the real deal. Not every show that ends up there is doomed, but for instance, Gravity Falls made the switch to XD early in its lifespan, and OH MY GOD WAS IT JERKED AROUND IN TERMS OF ITS AIRING SCHEDULE. 

We’ve recently seen worse, and it’s not exactly uncommon, but for a show that became that popular that quickly, it’s shocking to remember just how wonky the airing schedule was.

The remaining survivors on Disney XD are Star v.s. the Forces of Evil, Milo Murphy’s Law, Star Wars Rebels, and Penn-Zero Part Time Hero (… well, okay, and Pickle and Peanut and something called Future Worm). What’s working for them now is a mix between action and comedy—which is what we’ve been lacking in Western cartoons for a while now.

Voltron, which just today released its second season on Netflix, is probably the best example of a classic action cartoon. It’s sort of got an overaching narrative, but each episode focuses the action in an episodic, beat-up-the-baddies and/or solve-this-team-and/or-character-issue vain. 

It’s been traditionally true, on the whole, that Western animation holds its roots in comedy—from Walt Disney himself to Disney XD today. But the rise in action cartoons around the late 70s–late 90s (don’t quote me on that) could sometimes elevate the animation towards more adult themes without it being… well, what we call “adult” animation. 

We know for a fact that any show—whether it’s deceptively cutesy or even downright cheesy—can approach darker and/or mature subject matter nowadays, but that’s partially why the fact that we don’t have a lot of Voltrons (which is super 80s in a loving we-know-where-our-roots-are kind of way) is a little disheartening.

Plus, action cartoons can choreograph cool fight sequences or chase scenes and I like when the cartoon box makes the booms.

DuckTales, for as silly an idea as it sounds like it would be on paper, apparently rocked. I’ve gotta full-disclosure this bad-boy and admit I was too young to catch the original properly, but from what I can tell, there’s a reason for that nostalgia. And what I’m getting at with all this is that DuckTales 2017 joining the ranks of the other action comedies on Disney XD is absolutely a step in the right direction. 

Who knows what kinds of adventures and subjects it will actually cover, but continually proving that action shows are marketable (especially on a channel that’s only in 68.8% of American households with T.V.s v.s. the 82.7% the main channel enjoys), only welcomes more good action shows in the future.

So, yeah, not only does DuckTales itself have potential to be something fun and awesome, but it has the potential to build off the successes of shows like Star v.s. and show executives people will respond to this kinda stuff. When you think about what reboots would do some genuine good to bring back, you might not think DuckTales, but who knows?

Here’s hoping all that potential amounts to something.

So there was a post I saw yesterday that was like “I read somewhere that the voice you use to speak to your child becomes their inner voice” that was, whether or not there was any scientific evidence to back it up, suggesting a pretty rational notion: the way you speak to a developing human becomes the way they think language works, and so they speak and think this way.

Anyway when I saw it it just made me queasy because I immediately thought of my mother. Both of my parents abused me but I have always had more spite in the past for what my mother did because it felt like betrayal.

Point being she was a gaslight queen and one of the things she always used to criticize me was telling me that I was sick, crazy, something was wrong with me, my thoughts were twisted, etc etc even though I was by no means anything more than a tween/teen that didn’t obey her abusive parents.

And it hit me like a ton of bricks to remember that in that moment because one of the mental traps I have been stuck in and have had to learn to CONSTANTLY maneuver around is assuming to the point of paranoia that every little mood shift or negative feeling/thought is a sign of oncoming psychosis even though there is really nothing at all wrong with me or the way I think. Even though I know that it has always been so hard to stop those thoughts.

They’re my fucking mom.

She was also the queen of projection and used to always accuse me not only of being ‘insane/sick’ but of being on drugs or being likely to end up addicted. Straight facts SHE’S the one who had been institutionalized for mental health and SHE’S the one that did coke (like to this day) and SHE’S the one who is now an alcoholic and an absolutely delusional human being.

Augh. Purge all that.

Realizing that …just made me feel so cleansed. Like there’s just another layer of abuse bullshit I can peel away and find ME underneath.

So these just arrived!
I made the art into a charm because I wanted a Winter!Kuro on my Ita bag. 

But the company was so nice again and sent me two extra <3 

I’ll be selling the other two, WITHOUT keyrings/phonestrap for 5$ per charm + shipping fee (tracking however should not be included because of several reasons in this country, aka the costs. Do notify me if you want to pay extra for it)

If you are interested, please pm me! :))

k.hanbin -- here, drink this, you’ll feel better.

cr. of the gif to the rightful owner(s)


Hanbin was in a rush, first thing in the morning. It had been like that for the past two or three months, ever since his wife discovered she was pregnant. The baby wasn’t planned but it was fully welcomed into their household that was probably a bit too silent. Yes, the baby would require a lot of time, attention and money but that was the least of their worries in the moment.

Hanbin’s wife sat up on the bed, feeling glad she already knew how to deal with the morning sickness - she’d rather know how to deal with her husband that looked like a headless chicken, running here and there because she wasn’t feeling great. She was thankful for him, though.

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anonymous asked:

if we're bragging about our s/o's, i'm skyping mine right now and she's so pretty i'm dead.. she's really shy and it's actually Really Really cute sjfjdkks we reblog "i love my gf" memes and say we love each other on social media but never directly.. she just laughed because i made a joke sos sos sos i'm gay

i’m so in love with these submissions. i’m so happy you all share your love with us thank u for sharing omg y'all are so so cute!!!! kaixx

anonymous asked:

OMFGGGGGGGGGG JOSHLER 28

28. Marry me?

Josh wouldn’t even hesitate, staring Tyler directly in the eyes as he got to one knee. There would be no lead up speech, he would just say it loud and simple and clear. 
“Marry me?”
“Did you seriously just ask me to marry you because I made you a sandwich?”
“It’s gonna be a good sandwich, I can tell. And I love you anyway, so whats the point in waiting? I love you Tyler Joseph, so marry me?”
“I love you too, Joshua Dun. I suppose marrying you wouldn’t be such a bad thing.”

anonymous asked:

the only thing that makes me bear some of the ridiculous fights are the osts. Erza vs 100 monsters in the anime made me forget how much I hate her mary sue shit just because the music made it look so epic. Sadly this doesn't happen in the 2014 version where the ost couldn't save terrible fights

I’ve never paid that much attention to the music; I like Dragon Force, Satan Soul, and Released Power. The music certainly isn’t subpar, but it’s never been able to really impress me, you know? I’ve yet to actually remember any 2014 anime tracks, but to be fair, I can barely remember the 2009 one. Dragon Force in particular became a favorite of mine when I heard it used at the climax of the Edolas arc, and then Erza vs. Azuma tainted it.

The year that passed took its first step by taking an unexpected road. Finished with school and no longer working. Was given all this free time to spend doing things I’d been meaning to do for a long time, and it wasn’t until I was no longer so so busy that I realized how exhausted I was from running after the world. How much I needed the slower pace. Three months later I turned 23 and asked myself where I would be in another three months, just because. Made a note of it in my notebook to check back on when the time came. Just because. Three months passed and I sat in awe of Allah’s decree as everything changed in front of me. Light. Another three months. I thought back to where I was less than a year ago, and it is still hard to process that so much could and did happen in such a short time. Alhamdulillah. There is no such thing as being grateful enough. Four months or so since then. It is quieter in this town, but it is warm. I used to frequently write about coldness, how it seemed to envelope everything sometimes. It is not cold here. And these days, I need to remind myself of that, because the mind plays tricks and the devil whispers. But it is not cold here. It is so, so warm. It is enveloping. 

EPISODE END: “Free The Abominations” (episode 8)

Pose credits: Things you can’t see… not by me.

My game isn’t crashing anymore, but I don’t know how long that’ll last. On the other hand, I’m approaching finals… and I don’t know of my second semester classes will allow me to put out episodes faster or not. (Man, I should probably be looking at colleges, too, but… asklfakljglaslkjglaksgkhdsklghsdlka)

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Poor Yurio can’t catch a break, even over long distance video calls (Viktor you act oblivious but we all know otherwise)

famous artists ask

picasso: would you rather sleep on the moon with a stardust dress or on a tiny flower with a sunflower dress?
van gogh: where is your go-to positive place when you’re feeling down/sad and what do you usually do?
warhol: what is something that you possess that you’ll never give away/sell despite how much the cost?
da vinci: describe your dream wedding.
monet: where will you take your significant other in a date?
kahlo: what is a pro-tip/lesson that you learned from your past?
michelangelo: do you show your teeth when you smile? do you squint your eyes?
matisse: how do you express your love to your friends/family/significant other?
kandinsky: would you rather be a silky angel or a lacy princess… or a princess angel?
degas: in a garden full of all sorts of flowers, which one will you pick?
klee: in a library full of books, which five will you never get sick of rereading?
klimt: how many languages do you speak? what is/are it/they?
seurat: if you can wear only one color with different shades for the rest of your life, which one is it, and why?
vermeer: which of your qualities make you a dream girl?
harring: what is your all-time favorite band, movie, and painting?
munch: what is your medium in art? is that medium your first love?
renoir: is you heart occupied right now? describe him/her/them.
gauguin: what is one thing that reminds you of childhood?
manet: describe your ultimate summer get-away!
botticelli: what is that one moment in your life that makes you feel proud?
cézanne: what is your favorite christmas cookie?

I think we can all agree that Yuuri’s speech was a central scene this episode, and although I’ve seen a lot of people giving great explanations about Yuuri’s use of 「愛」 in his speech and the difference between 「愛」(ai) and 「恋」(koi) there aren’t many people who go further into his speech than that.


Firstly I’ll just briefly gloss over 「愛」 and 「恋」because what they each connotate in the Japanese language is important to the Yuri!!! on Ice plot

「恋」is kind of like a physical love. It describes one’s longing for someone, but lacks a deeper emotional bond. Used for boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

「愛」 is a deep love, it encompasses 恋 but also describes emotional love. While it does mean you long for someone, it kind of implies that you’re willing to do, give, or change something to be with them. Used for family/spouse.

***note: on the contrary, while「恋」does imply a physical romance/love, 「恋人」refers to you’re true love, you’d call your fiancé or spouse that, and「愛人」implies someone you’ve had an affair with. So when Victor uses the word 「恋人」…. ;)))


So when Yuuri says
「僕の愛、それは分かり易い愛や恋ではなくて、ヴィクトルとの絆や、家族や、地元に対する微妙な気持ち」
He’s saying his「愛」is not just the physical and emotional love he has for others, his love is literally his relationship with Victor, it is literally his family, and that it is the complicated/abstract feelings he has for others around him (aka Yuuko, Minako, Nishigori). It is a tangible THING such as actions and words as implied by Yuuri’s use of 「物」 instead of 「事」which would describe an idea or a concept.

Another interesting thing to note is when Yuuri says he has “no name for this emotion”
「その感情に名前はない」
At first I thought Yuuri might have been downplaying his emotions but then I realised it wasn’t that, it was that Yuuri really just doesn’t know exactly what 「愛」is just yet despite describing it briefly before because he’s still exploring what it truly means for him.
Before Victor, we all know Yuuri had a big crush on Yuuko, hell, he was going to confess in the first episode. But that’s all it was, a crush, which would take neither 「愛」nor「恋」, but 「好き」(suki).

Now I’m sure you know the difference between 「愛する」and「好きです」but just in case
「好きです」refers to a wide range of types of “like”. You use it for objects, hobbies, and topics, or people-wise, friends and crushes.


Through Yuuri’s speech, we are witnessing his growth and exploration of what 「愛」is, what it means to him, and who the word applies to. Most prominent are his developing feelings of 「愛」towards Victor. The phrase
「繋ぎ止める」
Does mean “to hold on to”, but it also means “to fasten” or “to tie”, and this implies that while Yuuri does not want to let go of Victor, neither does he want Victor to let go of him. Yuuri wants to create a mutual bond with Victor, and he has decided to call this bond 「愛」.


As a side note, here’s further meta on Yuuri and Victor’s developing relationship, shown through the episode preview. It’s very short but 
I do think it’s a cute example of them becoming closer to each other.

Okay I’ll seriously forget if I don’t do it now, so I wanna make a post about some of Victor’s scenes in episode 10. Mostly ‘cause I haven’t seen any other posts talking about it from this angle yet.

Some important things we get from having the episode be in Victor’s POV is that we finally get to hear, to some extent, his opinions on specific topics. Mainly, his break from skating and how it seems to effect everyone else (including him). 

It’s obvious what he thinks of Yuuri, but he specifically talks about other skaters and his relationships with them, and how his leaving for the season has been taken. One of the most notable, I think, would be this one about Chris:

“I can’t imagine a skating season without him, and he has said that he wouldn’t be motivated in a season without me, either. Despite all that, he was savvy enough to make it to the Grand Prix Final.”

Victor’s obviously been very observant of all the other skaters, and he’s been thinking about how his departure from the scene has changed things. He makes a specific note about Chris, probably his biggest rival on the ice, and comments on how not being able to imagine a season without him… only to acknowledge that Chris has done perfectly fine without having Victor to compete against. 

Skip ahead to the beach scene near the end, and we get to what I really want to talk about. Specifically, Victor grabbing Yuri and his hand shaking. 

One thing I keep seeing is people saying Victor’s angry with Yuri, that he grabs him out of anger because he was insulting Yuuri. However, Victor’s heard Yuri insult his charge on plenty an occasion. Both he and Yuuri are used to the name calling and are the adults in the situation, so they don’t let Yuri’s outbursts get to them. Why would that change now? 

No, I don’t think it’s about him insulting Yuuri at all. I don’t think Victor’s even really angry when he grabs Yuri - at least, he’s more upset than angry. 

So, the scene is set: Victor’s taking a walk, goes out to the beach to look at the ring Yuri gave him. He’s obviously thinking really deeply about something, and the fact that he’s at the beach with seagulls hanging around (a scene he’s mentioned reminds him of home) adds a layer of sentimentality to the situation without any words being said. 

And then Yuri very aggressively disrupts his train of thought with this:

This probably reads a lot like a comical ‘you’re dead to me!’ sort of line - understandable, given Yuri’s clear disdain towards Yuuri. However, this line is more important because it’s more or less Yuri summing up the entire dilemma Victor has been forced to confront the entire episode: that he is no longer the reigning champion, the idol, the inspirational pro skater. I read this as Yuri voicing Victor’s thoughts and worries out into the open, and forcing Victor to confront his fears about them in a more literal sense. 

Yuri says this line, then asks why Victor is happy choosing this life with ‘that damned pig’. Victor’s response to this is, “Did you want to compete against me?” A weird, very specific question to throw back, right? It seems almost completely off topic. But I think it’s Victor trying to confirm something.

“Don’t be so full of yourself. Not all skaters look up to you. Just go away already, geezer.”

And there it is, that’s the line that sets Victor off and makes him grab the fifteen-year-old rather aggressively - uncharacteristically so. We’ve never once seen Victor act like this. There’s even a nice little jab at his age in there, which we know Victor’s sensitive about. 

Yuri is basically summing up what Victor is slowly coming to accept, a truth that might even scare him - he’s fading away from the skating world. This sport that’s been his entire life is something that he’s now seeing can go on without him. The competitors he’s felt inspired by, who he could never imagine having beside him on the ice… they’re able to move on. 

“I’ll win just to prove how incompetent his owner is.”

Victor’s not angry - he’s scared. His hand is shaking because Yuri is basically throwing every worry Victor has about his choices back into his face. Rather than giving Victor the chance to be quietly reflective, Yuri is forcing him to confront it by voicing it. Yuri challenging the worth of the ring specifically means a lot. He’s suggesting everything Victor’s done up to this point - being interested in Yuuri, giving up skating to coach him, falling in love with him and wanting to stay - is all a big mistake that he’s going to regret. And then he’ll have nothing, because the skating world doesn’t want or need him anymore. 

As if any of this isn’t something Victor’s already thought about. The thing is, Victor also knows that if he hadn’t done any of it, he would’ve regretted that more than anything. 

“If I’d stayed in Russia as a competitor, Yurio wouldn’t be this motivated to fight. And neither would I…”

Even if this path is uncertain, is scary… even if it means giving up a huge part of himself and moving on from something he’s devoted his entire life to up until this point… Victor still sees it as the right choice. Maybe even the only choice. 

The scene doesn’t end on a bad note though! I thought Yuri’s parting remark (which I read as some form of indirect apology for riling him up so much) ties up the exchange quite nicely: