like an awful lot

advice for college freshmen:

tolkien your essays; hemingway your emails

essays are tangents and rabbit holes and diversions, woven together with lots of unnecessary descriptive words to demonstrate a proficient understanding of a subject you were meant to research in more depth but did not, in place of other pursuits, or could not, because you chose your subject poorly, and so now you must flesh out an arduous ten-page research paper and convince your scrutinizing instructor that you are well-versed in the topic at hand.

emails are blunt. say what you mean. be specific. end it quickly.

i really hate how fanfic is viewed as less valuable than other writings because people assume it’s easy to write when you’re using the basis of another work… honestly, writing within the frame of someone else’s creation can be even more challenging than writing something original and even plotless smut takes a lot of effort and practice to get right !! idk i’m just sick of hearing fanfic trashed and fanart praised to the heavens because apparently it’s so much harder to create art than it is to write :):))

Another “Yurio does a cute” post from me since I noticed a little thing this ep!

So, while Victor is introducing Yurio, we see this little shot of what appears to be he and his other makeshift family eating at a small dining table.

But if you really look at it, you’ll notice:

The filling isn’t the dark brown like you should normally see in a pirozhki. In fact, while not very detailed, it appears to have bits of yellow, white, and a light brownish color.

Why, it looks an awful lot like katsudon pirozhki.

Plus, Yurio is wearing something red over his shirt that looks suspiciously like an apron, and there are patches of white on his face and apron that look suspiciously like flour. Moreover, he looks so excited and proud of himself.

Which brings us to:

Excited baby Yurio loved the katsudon pirozhki his grandfather made so much that he went and learned how to make it himself because he just needed to share it with his other set of “parents”.

“I love Rouge she’s my fave”

“But her design is just awful, sexualization much?”

i’m rewatching yuri on ice (who isn’t right now?) and noticed something adorable

like we already know yuuri and phichit have an enviably warm and supportive friendship right from when they were training in detroit

and they both trained under Celestino, who’s Phichit’s current coach

(look at him just ignoring his wards in the background like)

they even have their own nickname for him: Ciao Ciao, because that’s how he greets everyone 

it’s the sort of mischievous nicknames friends have between themselves, even for people they like and i love how realistic this show is help me

but i realised something somehow funnier because

“Ciao Ciao”, as when Phichit says it, sounds an awful lot like “Chow Chow”

And a Chow Chow is a giant ball of fur and happiness dog that looks like a chubby lion 

…which adds another layer to the nickname and it cracks me tf up like wow 

and if this isn’t something two exhausted college students would laugh and bond over and remember forever as a dumb inside joke then idk what is

jokes aside, can we just talk about bum killing or even helping kill jieun is 10 times worse because bum can relate to jieun. he was in her shoes once. catching themselves falling in love with sangwoo - his kindness, his sweet nature - only to find he’s anything but. entire perception of sangwoo’s character crumbling before their frantic eyes. jieun will go through the same bout of disbelief bum did, the same tears, the same fear for her life and while her pleas mirror his own, bum will have to kill her. he’s going to have to kill someone who was in the same shitty position he was months ago. that’s pretty huge.

ok but get this, Hamilton marching band au

 so long story short i saw this trumpet player dude who looked an awful lot like John Laurens/Anthony Ramos at band rehearsal today and this came to my head so have some headcanons

* Washington as the angry band director 

* Alex is a clarinet and a drum major

* TJeff is also a drum major

* and he plays trombone with Madison

* Laurens is a trumpet 

* Laf is a flute 

* Hercules is a Tuba bc LOUD

* King George is like, the choir director or something

* Eliza is an alto sax for sure 

*  Angelica and Peggy are flutes

* Aaron is also an alto 

* Baritone Theodosia???????

* Maria Reynolds could be a clarinet

* Samuel Seabury is probably that kid that isnt actually in band but hangs out with the band kids anyway

anywAY i love this idea

EDIT: seabury plays the kazoo
Things the signs say a lot:
  • Aries: *in a empathetic voice,
  • "You tried"
  • Taurus: *like the seagulls off finding nemo,
  • "MINE"
  • Gemini: *chillin like a villain voice,
  • "Casual casual"
  • Cancer: *walking off or wiping away tears,
  • "I'M NOT UPSET"
  • Leo: *looking for the deits,
  • "sooo... any gossip?"
  • Virgo: "you uncultured (insert uninsulting word here)"
  • Libra: "bruh" or "y'all"
  • Scorpio: *in a panicky/angry voice,
  • "DON'T TOUCH MY FRINGE"
  • Sagittarius: *in a 'are u serious' kinda voice
  • "Guys"
  • Capricorn: *in strange/strained voice
  • "oh nooooo"
  • Aquarius: *in a 'I'm better than you voice',
  • "I know"
  • Pisces: *in a voice that makes you think they're lying, "i don't mind"

so like sombra and reaper’s interaction where she’s all ‘you don’t mind if i call you gabe, do you?’ is obviously something of a powerplay for sombra over reaps, but it also sounds an awful lot like ‘i know someone very near and dear to you that called you that intimately, i know everything about you gabe

so obvs jack used to call him ‘gabe’, but only when they weren’t around other people.