there are a lot of reasons why 21CB is my fave GD album, but I think part of it is the class of ‘13 motif and its intense personal connections for me. I know he chose it bc Joey was in the class of 2013, and so was I (Joey and I are both ‘95 babies, guys. I could marry him. I COULD DO IT YOU GUYS I COULD BE BILLIE AND ADIE’S DAUGHTER IN LAW). A lot of 21CB encapsulates the frustrations of being a high schooler in the early 2010s, dealing with immense amounts of societal change as well as the usual teenage angst. Having been young kids during the Bush Era and then being preteens when Obama was first elected, plus living in an era of incredibly rapid technological and social advancement, 21CB really captures the overwhelming atmosphere in which my graduating class spent our formative years. As much as AI also taps into the pain and anger of the Bush years, it’s obviously from the perspective of someone who was an adult during that time. 21CB (especially the title song and American Eulogy/Mass Hysteria) channels the anger brought on by not having a legally recognized political voice during such a critical time even though we’re the ones who’ll have to deal with the consequences and aftermath of the 2000s. And now that RevRad is out, it’s the perfect follow-up (ignoring the trilogy for a moment) because it’s an explosion of this generation finally reaching adulthood and being able to really enact major change. RevRad is like “we’re over 18 now, motherfuckers, and we are PISSED OFF” and 21CB was the precursor to the anger that fuels the new album and i just really love that and i love green day and im gonna stop typing now because i just said nothing that’ll make sense to anyone but me
Oh so question: is there no offsides during a power play? Also, why are some offsides waved off. I'm so confused.
Hmm anon do you mean offsides or icing?
Offsides is when a player entering the offensive zone (crosses the blue line and leaves the neutral zone) before the puck. Icing is when the puck is shot into the offensive zone and crosses both the center red line and the goal line without being touched by an attacking player.
Offsides is rarely waved off. Sometimes the linesmen miss it until a goal challenge, but if the play is offside, then play is stopped immediately. There’s also delayed offside. If an attacking player is not playing the puck and they’re in the offensive zone before the puck, then they can get back onside and then reenter the offensive zone and the offside is waved off. I don’t see that happen a lot though.
I think you might’ve meant icing, because there is no icing during a penalty kill. If your team is on the power play, you can’t ice the puck. (That almost never happens anyway.) But if your team is on the penalty kill, i.e. you’re short-handed, then you can clear the puck down the ice without it being icing. The one time you can’t do that while short-handed is during a 6-on-5, when the other team pulls their goalie for an extra attacker.
Sometimes icing is waved off because an attacking player gets to it before a defending player. You sometimes see two players racing for the puck; the first one to get to it determines whether there will be icing or not. Say the puck crosses the goal line and the team that iced it gets there first. The linesman will lower their arm and wave off the pending icing call. But if that team dumps the puck and fails to retrieve it before a defending player on the other team gets to it, that’s icing. In the NHL, they don’t always wait for the players to actually touch the puck; if it’s clear which team will get to it first, the call is made earlier. (This is so players don’t go crashing into the boards while racing for the puck.)
I had decided to have a peaceful evening and not scream about YoI but I just remembered that in Yuuri’s final free skate
it’s the first time that Viktor actually reaches out after Yuuri as he leaves because he doesn’t want them to be separated, and the feeling is clearly mutual judging by Yuuri’s outstretched fingers
and it makes me cry a bit because throughout all of Yuuri’s FS programs he has extended his hand towards Viktor as a way to show that the love in his programs are dedicated to Viktor himself
and besides Viktor’s surprise at this fact in episode 5 he hasn’t reacted to Yuuri’s outstretched hand again up until the final episode (since the kiss in episode 7 was a reaction to the program as a whole and not just Yuuri’s final pose) so before and after Yuuri’s programs he hasn’t actually reciprocated this specific act of love from Yuuri
AND THIS JUST TIES UP THEIR ROMANTIC ARC SO WELL BECAUSE IN THE LAST EPISODE WHEN YUURI REACHES OUT AS USUAL FOR THE FINAL TIME IT’S AS IF HE’S TAKING VIKTOR’S HAND AGAIN BECAUSE THEY’RE FINALLY AT A STAGE WHERE THEY FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE EACH OTHER’S LOVE FOR THE OTHER and the fact that they especially put focus on Yuuri’s extended hand this time shows how important this display of love is for Yuuri
It just makes me think of the lyrics that are so important to Viktor in Stammi Vicino, because it’s as if his outstretched hand is saying “stay close to me, don’t go. I’m afraid of losing you” and Yuuri’s act of reaching out again is his way of showing that he’s never leaving unless it’s with Viktor