just to make this

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The Missing Seasons

I was thinking about YOI, as I do every waking moment of my life, and I noticed something I thought was odd at first. I mean, I had noticed before but had written it off for the most part and put it in the back of my mind, but: Victor has a missing 6 seasons of skating. 

 We know from flashbacks that he was a junior world champion by the age of 16 

and that he was very well known by the age of 15/16 

(you can find a fan-translated version of that magazine here)

However, he only has 5 Senior Grand Prix medals and the same number of Senior World Champions. The Grand Prix medals at least are confirmed as consecutive in the show (but I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to extend that to World Championships)

meaning that the ages of 17-~22 are completely missing. 

(So. Do I have a point or am I just pulling out the obvious? Both.) 

 Anyway, I was running through the possible reasons for this, and my first thought was writing error, but the creators care too much about the show to make such a glaring mistake. And then I remembered a line from episode 4. A line that was brought up so casually and quickly moved past for things that were more important at the time, so I had nearly forgotten about it. 

You haven’t suffered any major injuries, and you’re younger than I am.“ I thought the wording was odd when I saw it for the first time. Victor is comparing Yuuri to himself. ”You haven’t suffered any major injuries,“ implying something kind of angsty: Victor has suffered a major injury. It makes sense. It accounts for the absent years. Maybe he had to temporarily retire to take care of it, and then work his way back up. The line from episode 4 works perfectly with that narrative. Yuuri is a major Victor Nikiforov fanboy; he would know about anything that happened to Victor during his career, so he wouldn’t react strongly to the line. 

 The only question I have left is, what happened to Victor?

March #KeepHerInTheGame Baseball Campaign

Pitches,

Our March #KeepHerInTheGame Campaign is our most ambitious plan yet. We hope you’ll help us make it our most successful too!

Campaign Dates: March 1st- March 31st

We are sending FOX executives Dana Walden, Gary Newman, and Tony Tompson baseballs. Most of you by now are probably familiar with the names Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Just a reminder that they are the final decision makers over at the network. The fate of Pitch literally lies in their hands. Tony Tompson may be a new name to you. Tony is VP of Drama Development & Programming and without his work, Pitch would’ve never made it to our television screens. Tony is an extremely important person to target right now and we want to make sure to also show him how much we want the show back.

  • Dana and Gary are the priority to send baseballs to.
  • If you are sending more than one baseball, we urge you to consider sending at least one baseball to Tony separately.
  • Write on your baseballs #KeepHerInTheGame, #RenewPitch, and whatever other hashtags tickle your fancy. Please remember to be respectful. No demands.
    • We asked you guys for some suggestions and here’s what you said:
      • #43
      • #PitchPlease
      • #TeamBeard
      • #Team Sanders/Fav player
      • #WhatElseYouGot
      • #Bawson
      • #PitchStreetTeam (no we did not add this one ourselves XD)
      • #BakersBabes
      • #LawsonsLadies
      • #FightFor43
      • #PitchLikeAGirl
      • #Pitchsanity
      • #WomenInBaseball
  • Some Pitches are planning on sending their baseballs in bubble mailers or flat rate boxes from the post office. These are just suggestions to give you an idea how to ship them off, but you can do whatever works best for you!
  • Please include a small note asking FOX to donate the baseballs to the local Boys & Girls club in your packages.
  • If you are shipping baseballs directly from amazon.com please include a small note with your shipment with the hashtags #KeepHerInTheGame and #RenewPitch & a request to donate the baseballs.

Our first goal is to send the network 500 baseballs obviously the more the merrier but one step at a time, folks. Pitch Street Team is keeping track of the numbers bc #DATA. Please help us to do this by filling out the baseballs form!

From now until February 28th we are asking if you are planning on sending baseballs that you fill out the Baseball PLEDGE form.

Starting March 1st we ask that you track the baseballs that you have actually sent in the Baseball TRACKING form.

Address your baseball packages to:

Dana Walden & Gary Newman

Fox Broadcasting Co.

10201 W. Pico Blvd 

Los Angeles, CA 90064

 and/or

Tony Tompson

Fox Broadcasting Co.

10201 W. Pico Blvd 

Los Angeles, CA 90064

We’re the ones on the mound right now. US. We throw the balls. 

So let’s throw them. 

Originally posted by tunneys

dear budding freelance writers

first off: i’m not a lawyer. this is all accurate to my knowledge but i’m not formally educated or trained in most of this, i just work around it and pick some stuff up

look i’m currently suffocating under crushing debt so i was like ‘hey i’ll see if there are any magazines taking submissions’ cause i may or may not get chosen but at least its something i’d be doing anyway and timelines and genre restrictions never hurt a girl

i ended up on this page (upwork) looking for “ghostwriters” and it’s laughable to downright insulting.

such as: “Hello, I produce [REDACTED]. So if you are looking for a recurring job as a freelance writer you came to the right place! Here is what I need: Someone who can be a good researcher. Don’t plagiarize. All books are run through plagscan and copyscape. They need to be 100 percent original. Timeliness - The faster you produce these (with quality) the more jobs you will get. This job will be recurring if you do a good job. I will pay a maximum of $10 per 1000 words. Lastly, by accepting this job, I will own all the rights to the book. This includes characters, places etc. I own all the rights. Thank you!”

there were SO MANY OF THESE. look. i work in intellectual property for my day job. so here’s the thing: if you, a creative, does a “work for hire” agreement, like the one above, that means anything you produce under this agreement does not belong to you. you have effectively “sold” your intellectual property aka the story and all is defining characteristics - people, places, plot.

WORK FOR HIRE AGREEMENTS ARE NOT BAD! i see a lot of pushback against them on tumblr which is baffling to me because in the real world they’re how many creatives make money - by selling their creativity. with tv shows, for example, their characters and plots and what not do not belong to the creator of the show. they belong to the network of the show because they paid for them. writers of episodes don’t own the creative content of those episodes - the network does. because the writers are “work for hire” aka they’re getting paid specifically for their creative content.

work for hire agreements are usually the most advantageous when the payer is hiring the creator for the execution of a project rather than the creation of it. for example: hiring a writer to create a story out of a detailed outline, or an artist to draw something under strict specifications. the more creativity aka intellectual property the creator must generate and ultimately sell the rights too, the higher the pay should be for the work. (should. i’ve seen instances where pay is less but something else is gained - like different rights or credits - and that’s equally as acceptable as long as it’s what the creator wants. the creator should gain something equal to the value of what they are selling. obviously)

so the idea that $10 per 1000 words of pure original content is in any way shape or form acceptable is absolutely ridiculous. most literary magazines, which pay way more, get some form of publication rights but you the author retain all ownership rights. they’re not paying you for your intellectual property, only their right to display it without you suing them for infringing on your rights as a creator and owner of original content.

know your worth. know your value. i don’t know how many of these ridiculous ads actually get takers, but please do not answer any of them.

your ideas and writing and talent are worth more than pennies

i was thinking today about girls who are Lesbian Hot™ and how interesting it is to me that straight men and gay women, generally speaking, have very different ideas of what’s “hot”

like part of why i had issues realizing i was gay is bc the images of “hot” girls i was seeing were catering to the straight male gaze and i didn’t find that to be attractive; then i saw women like roberta colindrez and ellen page and stephanie beatriz and they were unbelievably attractive, but not to men

idk it’s really interesting and i wonder why this is a thing. like is it bc of how we’re socialized? is it bc gay women understand objectification of women and consequently don’t find it attractive? who knows not me i’m just very curious about this