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And another thing about this photo reel

The immediate reasons to be fucking oBSESSED are obvious but do you know what else really has me emotional about it? 

Yuuri’s confidence. His carefree attitude. He’s totally taking the lead here! Like seeing this is WILD for me, especially knowing this happened BEFORE THE EVENTS of this series. I love this! I can’t get enough of this and I want more (hence my other post lol). LOOK AT HIM. And just take away the obvious perfection of this victuuri content and think about Yuuri as a character. 

Yes, he’s drunk, but listen drinking doesn’t give you qualities and skills you weren’t already capable of. I’m p sure all of them were a little tipsy :p.  All it does it lower your inhibitions and amplify certain aspects of you that already exist. Drunk Yuuri is still Yuuri. THIS IS REALLY YUURI. He didn’t just suddenly learn how to pole dance and break dance and do all these holds. And we’ve seen him pull of his eros sober. It was something all his own and it was so surprising at the time but now? Now it makes perfect sense in the best way. 

I really feel like the Yuuri in these camera roll scenes is significantly real and seeing him so confident and in the spotlight is like WOW. My heart breaks a little because HE DOESN’T REMEMBER. Boy has to know and understand that he captured everyone’s heart that night. He’s a goddamn shooting star. As a character he’s a triumph, a masterpiece. He’s so multifaceted and honestly seeing his journey to this point in his career was already good enough. 

But they didn’t stop there! They were like “Not only is Yuuri a badass now, he was ALWAYS A BADASS. Victor didn’t change him at all. This wasn’t what we thought it was going to be at first AT ALL. It seemed like Victor was spicing up Yuuri’s life and bringing out all these NEW sides of him. ALL LIES. Yuuri was the one spicing up Vitya’s life. EVERYONE’S lives even! Who knows what the atmosphere between all of them was like before this? Like honestly? I bet they were all being super stuffy and formal and not all that chummy like they are now and their closeness now is partially thanks to this cute boy. I love Yuuri so much like :’) Just….I just need a moment. *ahem* 

OKAY but do y’all UNDERSTAND like he was upstaging CHRISTOPHE !!! 

he was DANCE BATTLING YURIO. YURIO you guys. Since when has this kid been a socialite? Letting loose at parties?! WHAT? This is the power of our pork cutlet king

this was ALL before the main events in the series like…I’m dumbfounded right now.

Yuri was so timid and insecure in the first episode. And we just rolled with that. We thought this was about a blossoming skater trying to find his footing again. We thought it was about Victor helping him learn to be confident. 

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But nah. Yuuri had us fucking fooled. This man is a showstopper. This guy captivated the greatest skater on the scene, he completely stole the show. He just hit a rough spot, honestly.  

Imagine if someone tried to tell us Yuuri Katsuki knew how to do pole! Or breakdance! Or would hold his idol Victor in a saucy tango pose? 

We’d all be like HA! Okay~ :p 

We thought Victor was going to be the seductive one. 

Mann the production team must have been laughing at all of us this whole time. They were sitting on this from DAY ONE. 

We got played in the best way. Honestly? Standing ovation. This is how it’s done. Other studios better step up because YOI raised the bar beyond our wildest dreams. 

I Hate It When People Say...

“girl groups don’t have any variety in concepts”. Which is bullshit. The biggest problem is that people are reducing girls into being cute or sexy, when in reality they almost never are just doing a cute or sexy concept.  people choose to reduce them as one or the other. Like Afterschool for first love learned how to pole dance. People are completely disregarding the fact that pole dancing is a fucking art that takes a hell of a lot of strength and practice to execute, but for people, they view pole dancing and twerking as the same thing. just “sexy”. After school’s concept was pole dancing, they looked sexy. Or AoA, people see like a cat and say “well they’re doing a sexy concept”. And they completely overlook the whole fucking spy plot in the MV, they were secret agents!!!!Their concept was cat burglar/ secret agent, they looked sexy.  OR how Gfriend is just “cute” concept, when their trilogy was a story about growing up and high school friendship.their concept was high school friendships, they looked cute like it’s so frustrating yes, these girls are cute, they are sexy, but they aren’t just cute or sexy. That’s rarely ever the case. there’s a difference between how they look, and their concepts and i wish people could make that distinction for girl groups.

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After making a bio post for Branka I decided to work on one for Lydia! I only made her a year ago but she didn’t get much development (even made a blog for her on MERP but that idea fizzled out like within the week). So a whole year goes by and after joining CDN I figure “let’s bring her in!” and she took a life of her own.

I mentioned before that Lydia grew up as a slave, she even lost her arm during a failed escape attempt. She was taken away at a young age when living on Tuchanka so she doesn’t remember much of her old life. Lydia spends centuries growing up around krogan gangs, batarian slavers, and a turian collector of tuchankan artifacts. When she finally escapes from her last owner she hides on Omega. That’s where she gets her tattoos and learns how to dance (she breaks a lot of poles). She lives on Omega for a couple of years after the Reaper War before moving on. When she joins the forums Lydia has already lived on Illium for two years, and works as an indentured servant (both as a female escort and exotic dancer).

There really was no plan for Lydia when joining the boards but a lot happened for her. She made a lot of friends, teased a lot of folks, and she loves to flirt too ( omg sometimes I’m freaking out going “was that too much? am i pushing boundaries? IM SORRY”) Lydia loves to treat herself. After living as a slave she wants to live the way she wants, naysayers be damned. It’s ironic that she works as an indentured servant but Lydia willingly chose it. Her jobs are a source of empowerment (she tempts her clients, she gets to choose who to be with, etc)

“This nice, quiet, boring little life? It’s all mine.”

One of my favorite twists has been her unexpected affections for Dwick. You have this knockout of a krogan woman head over heels for possibly the grossest, fattest, meanest krogan on the boards. And she doesn’t care (she knows he terrible but it doesn’t stop her).

It’s been so much fun playing her, and like Branka, she’s gotten a lot of development on CDN. Sometimes I get insecure about RPing her, but not so much compared to Branka (Lydia doesn’t have all the tangles and ooc drama Branka went through). I’m very happy with everything she’s gone through and look forward to more.