my first son and my last

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DWTS’ Terra Jolé’s Advice to Peta Murgatroyd on Competing as a New Mom: ‘Make Sure to Pump!’
“Even with a team, it was a lot to juggle,” says Terra Jolé

Terra Jolé knows all to well the hardship and pain that can come from competing on Dancing with the Stars just weeks after giving birth.

“It was painful both emotionally and physically,” the Little Women: L.A. star and mother of two tells PEOPLE of starting on the ABC reality competition last fall just three weeks after having a cesarean section. “I worried about missing time with my kids, but I also ended up with three hernias and [ripped stomach muscles.] I had to have surgery after the season was over.”

Now with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd officially returning to the show just over a month after welcoming son Shai with fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Jan. 4, Jolé has some advice for the first-time mom.

“Peta is a superstar and looked better pregnant than I do without a baby in my belly, so I’m sure she’s bounced back fast,” prefaces Jolé. “But your stamina is not what it was before your pregnancy. Your body is not the same after carrying a child for nine months and it’s still adjusting to not having that baby in there anymore.”

“One of the hardest parts for me was wanting to keep going in rehearsal but having to stop to pump,” continues Jolé, who is mom to daughter Penny, 1, and son Grayson Vincent, 7 months, with husband Joe Gnoffo. “[Pro dancer Sasha Farber] and I would want to keep going, but I would set a timer for every two hours and when it went off, I had to go pump. I’d try and push it but that wouldn’t go well. So I’d remind Peta to make sure to pump!”

While other contestants would spend hours at home rehearsing their routines in addition to the allotted time they got with their partners, Jolé says her motherhood duties meant getting creative when it came to preparing for the competition.

“I’d be breast feeding and watching a video of our dance over and over so I could figure it out and put it in my head until it became second nature,” she says.

Jolé, whose final weeks on DWTS will play out on the new season of Little Women: L.A. (premiering Tuesday), says the only way she was able to juggle her work commitments and motherhood duties was with her “incredibly supportive” husband and network of family and friends.

“Even with a team, it was a lot to juggle. I don’t know how Peta and Maks are going to do it while both of them are on the show,” says Jolé. “But if anyone can do it, they can. They’re such incredible people and dancers. I can only imagine they’re also great parents, as well.”

Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars is slated to premiere March 20 on ABC, and season 6 of Little Women: L.A. premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

Story Time

Rules: Tag 20 blogs you’d like to know better.
Tagged by @erenaeoth and then again by @en-lumine

Originally posted by stitchholdsmyheart

Nickname: P.D., Mom, Oh God Not That Bitch, Gangsta…shut up, the irony of that one is hilarious, and it’s my cinnamon roll’s nickname for me…Stitch (which is my daughter’s new nickname for me) ;) 

Zodiac sign: Cancer the Crab in western astrology, the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology

Height: 5’8″

Last Thing You Googled: “Werewolf costumes” because my son’s dance team is going to perform to “Werewolf of London” at this year’s recital, and he gets to play the werewolf since he’s the only boy. 

Favorite music artist: Pink Floyd, Nickelback, Metallica, Evanescence 

Song stuck in my head: “A Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga. When I watched the video for the first time, I burst into tears. I relate so hard to it right now. 

Last Movie you watched: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison starring Robert Mitchum. It’s an old movie that my dad picked, and it’s about a Marine in WWII who gets marooned on an island in the Pacific with a nun. Shenanigans ensue. 

What are you wearing right now: Basketball shorts, my favorite Joker shirt, tennis shoes, and my hair is in a ponytail that I’ve braided into dreadlocks

What do you post: Complete and utter bullshit. ;) 

Why did you choose your URL: It’s my online nom de plume

Do you have any other blogs: On Tumblr, I made a blog for my OC, Himavat, called @himavat, and another one documenting my relationship with this guy I’m crushing on, who seems to be crushing on me, and it’s called @cinnamonrolldiaries

What Did Your Past Relationship Teach You: It taught me never to settle for someone for any reason, but especially out of fear of being alone. Also, I learned that you should never ever ever tolerate a man physically, emotionally, or spiritually abusing you. If he starts that shit, you walk right then and there. 

Originally posted by secondstartotherightxo

Religious Or Spiritual: Spiritual.

Favorite Color: Dark purple

Average Hours Of Sleep: ….

Lucky Number: 7

Favorite character: So many…Sherlock Holmes, the Woman, Hannibal Lecter, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Dean Winchester, Castiel, Gabriel/Trickster, Batman, the Joker, Iron Man, Lucifer, Jack Sparrow, Sub-Zero, Smoke, Dante, Death, War, Sheldon Cooper, Prince Zuko…We could be here all day. 

How Many Blankets Do you Sleep With: One thick comforter. 

Dream Job: Bestselling novelist. Shocking, I know. 

Board games, video games, or tabletop games?: Board or video games. I can’t ever remember playing a tabletop game. :p 

Do you have any OCs? If yes, talk about a couple of them!: I have several, and most are there just to make those fictional worlds more realistic. I suppose my most popular one is Anya. Anya was always meant to be Kuai Liang’s saving grace, and I constructed her to be a healing balm to his tortured soul. Even her name points towards that end. “Annalise” means “graced with God’s bounty” while “Anya” means “gracious” or “bringing grace.” But that’s why I made her a nurse, and later, it was revealed that she comes from the Hydromancers, a race I made up and based on the Celts, and she’s a natural Healer.

One thing you wish was canon in a fiction story/fandom?: You know, I love Supernatural, but I honestly didn’t like how they depicted the angel, Michael. I’d like to think he wasn’t so short-sighted and narrow-minded. Though, I totally dig the actor who first played him: 

I kind of wish that they made it canon that Michael and Gabriel/Trickster teamed up to help the Brothers Winchester and Castiel fight Lucifer. 

And now that I think about it, I also wish that season 7 with Cas as God never happened.

Oh, one more thing! One word: Zutara. Need I say more?  

Originally posted by alice-rainsworth

Favourite thing to draw/ write about/ think about?: I enjoy writing Ascension, but I’m also thinking/writing more and more about my post-apocalyptic novel set in a new ice age. This is especially true since I decided to give my cinnamon roll a good guy and and a bad guy in it. 

The strangest song you like (and a link to it if possible!): “The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny” by Lemon Demon. It’s funny as hell, but extremely bizarre. Like, what possessed them to write it? 

A book/story/fanfiction you read recently and would recommend (doesn’t have to be fiction): In terms of fan-fic, I’d recommend The Takahashi Family Saga by @en-lumine, Desperado by @hell-on-training-wheels, Blade of Vengeance by @iceangelmkx, or Debris by @kumulonimbus. In terms of mainstream fiction, I would recommend you read Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, especially if you’re a fan of the show starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The show is very faithful to the book (save for setting it in the present day). I started reading that and it…is…FANTASTIC

I tag: @hell-on-training-wheels, @iceangelmkx, @obelisk-of-light, @the-06, @orcaspanielmermaids, @prblitz, @llufetsat, @kotalqueen, @ladyspades, @kumulonimbus, @sulley-wulley, and anyone else who wants to do it. 

But only if you wish to be tagged, no pressure at all. Also anyone else who wants to do this please do so, and mention me so I can read yours :)

NCT Dream (My first and last) - Encore stage
170214 - 1st win

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probably the best and most important video edit out there - credit

shit that happened at hamilton according to angie

act one

• dUN DA DA DA DUN DUN DUN EEEAAAUUUOUUU
• everyone clapped for SO LONG when anthony enters like damn
• brandon SLAYED as burr tonight
• anthony had SO MUCH ENERGY like SHIT SON this boy was TURNT
• i didn’t know just how uninterested burr is during my shot he liTERALLY READS A BOOK IN THE CORNER BAHAHAHAHAHAH
• brrRRRRAAHH brrRRRRAAHH
• thayne has a booty???
• my shot choreography is LIT AF
• there’s a cool transition between my shot and story of tonight and i really appreciate it
• oNE LAST ROUND GENTS
• okay WOW i understand why everyone ships lams so much now
• john and alex totally fucked that night and no one can convince me otherwise like even later during farmer refuted john be walkin funny boi got laaaaaaid
• wERK
• at first when peggy enters she looks excited then she realize where she is and imMEDIATELY LOOKS SO DONE BAHAHAHAHAHAH
• eliza is literally just dragging peggy behind her the whole time wtf
• eVeRyOnE??? is here during this song i did NOT expect that
• hEED NOT THE R-
• LITERALLY poor sam tho he came out to have a good time and got so attacked rn
• the rest of the hamilsquad has to distract burr so he can’t stop alex and i LOVE THAT DETAIL
• aMERICA, ITS NOT ME ITS YOU
• the choreography for you’ll be back is not what i expected AT ALL and it’s EVEN BETTER
• the liGHTING HERE DAMN
• rip ensemble member
• hErE cOmEs ThE gEnErAl
• the liGHTING HERE DAMN (reprise)
• no wonder washington is so petty BURR JUST SHOWED UP UNANNOUNCED IN HIS TENT AND ASKED FOR A JOB
• “close the door on ur way out” OHHHHHHHH
• alternatively: “close the door on ur way out” “we’re in a tent sir”
• that end choreography looks hard damn
• LADIEEEEEEEEEEES
• cARLEIGH HEY
• hEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY
• the lanterns are cool
• ANTHONY DABBED DURING HELPLESS
• MY HEART
• flower girl hercules mulligan is my spirit animal
• what if #2830404827: what if hamilton was a harem anime
• hAH
• salty unrequited romance song (feat. sisterly bonds and shit)
• wOAH THE REWIND CHOREOGRAPHY IS JUST HOLY S H I T
• tHIS IS FUCKING AMAZING THO LIKE THE ANGELICA POV DAMN
• bUT NOW SHELL NEVER BE SATISFIED
• tHERES HOPE FOR OUR ASS AFTER ALL
• the “you are the worst burr” line is even funnier live bAHAHAHAHAHAH
• why do i feel like theodosia isn’t real like that story is pretty fishy to me i mean a pretty girl?? married to a British officer?? who we never see ever?? *puts on skepticals*
• wAIT FOR IT (that cheeseburger i ordered an hour ago, where the fuck is it??)
• wait for it is such a small number live AS IT SHOULD BE IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE
• PREACHA PREACHA PREACHA
• TEACH YA TEACH YA TEACH YA
• gENIUS
• rESPECT
• everyone hates that guy vol. 1
• cHICKAPLAO
• CHARLES LEE ™
• yES KICK HIS ASS JOHN
• counting to ten with increasing energy and homoeroticism ™
• the sexual tension between john and charles in this is fucking INSANE
• WHY IS NOBODY TALKING ABOUT THIS
• THIS IS LIKE HAMILTON’S VERSION OF “I DONT DANCE” FROM FUCKING HSM2
• of course john shoots him he’s fucking amazing
• LEE FLAT OUT YELPS WHEN HE GETS SHOT AND JUST FLOPS ON THE FLOOR AHAHAHAHAH
• eVERYBODY DO THE FLOP
• daddy issues vol.1
• sOn
• dOnT cAlL mE sOn
• eliza sings about support and that’s about it
• bUNS and cHIPS and sEVERAL TYPES OF DIPS
• agsgdhshagsfadagshdgLAFAYETTE
• jk I can rap the whole thing
• bish u thot
• sICK JUMPS
• GET YER RIGHT HAND MAN BACK
• wait at least think about the letter you sending first tho
• i think you misspelled “right” dude
• daddy issues resolved song
• history has its eyeeeeeees ooooon-wait we have to fight a war fuck
• lets go win ourselves a war bitches
• monsieur hamilton MONSIEUR L A F A Y E T T E
• heh
• the CHOREOGRAPHY
• everyone claps at the end of the dance sequence AS THEY SHOULD
• that’s a big ass flag u sure that’s a handkerchief lafayette?
• dId YoU mIsS mE vol.1
• when he says “im so blue” he stamps his foot and the spotlight he’s in changes from red to blue bAHAHAHAHAH
• WELL GUESS WHAT?? YOU CANT GOVERN FOR SHIT AHAHAHAHHA
• “bye felicia” - king george III
• dear theodoge what 2 say 2 u
• the CHAIRS IN FRONT OF THEM MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEYRE STANDING OVER CRIBS
• uH OH
• JOHN
• JOHN NO
• J O H N
• having to watch the rest of the hamilsquad reading the letter in the back does NOT MAKE ME FEEL ANY BETTER
• [through tears from last song] a-a…after the war i went back to n-new york
• NNNNNONSTOP
• this whole songs choreography is just WOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWWOOW
• eVERYONE IS HERE WOAH


~intermission~

• rUN TO THE BATHROOMS
• pICK UP THE HAMILTINI
• bUY A TSHIRT
• rUN BACK


act two

• [JAZZ HANDS]
• oh damn the slaves are here
• S A L L Y H E M I N G S I S H E R E
• thomas we are engaged.

• what
• seth is having WAYYYYYYY too much fun
• gonna just prance around here
• ITS THE RAP BATTLE
• THEY HAVE MICROPHONES
• JEFF DROPS THE MIC AND MADISON CATCHES IT BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
• cabinet audience is unamused
• [PRANCES WILDLY] WHATEVER THE HELL IT IS YOU DO IN MONTICELLO
• i love that tjeffs is totally chill until alex insults mads and he immediately just is like NO ONE INSULTS MY BOYFRIEND
• exCUSE ME?!?????
• “that’s an order from your comman-i mean president”
• UN DEUX TROIS
• PHILIP MY BABY
• CAN YOU NOT DIE JUST THIS ONE SHOW
• PLS
• ANTHONY WENT BALLISTIC WHEN HE SAID CINQ LIKE HE SUDDENLY WAS LIKE “un deux trois catre CIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINQ”
• oh please angelica your comma flirting is nothing compared to the shit alex and john exchanged
• my love interests are either upstate or dead therefore i shall have an affair and immediately regret it
• NOOOOOOO SIRRRR
• i like the lampposts they look nice
• I NEED TO BE AT THAT DINNER PARTY
• alex still looks shook from his affair at the beginning of room where it happens lmao
• PREVIOUSLY CLOSED, BROS
• OSHIT THAT TABLECLOTH JUST
• WOA
• burr does some shit vol.1
• “daddys gonna find out any minute” [velociraptor screeching in background] “…..im sure he already knows”
• BURR BYE 👋
• ….france
• DADDYS CALLING
• salt squad unite
• I LOVE THAT BURR JUST POPS UP OUT OF NOWHERE AND JEFF LOOKS SO SHOOK WHEN HE STARTS RANDOMLY SINGING
• wHICH I WROTE
• i dIDNT KNOW HE WASNT ONSTAGE UNTIL THAT LINE
• bAHAHAHAHHAHA
• daddy issues vol.2
• im sorry but fucking what
• shut up and have a drink
• ALEX TAKES MULTIPLE SHOTS BEFORE WRITING THE ADDRESS AAHAHHAHAAHHA SAMEEEEEEEEE
• THAYNE IS WEARING A FANCY HAT
• [WEEPS] GEORGE WASHINGTONS GOING HOME
• dId YoU mIsS mE vol.2
• JOHN ADAMS FFFFFFFFFFF
• GEORGE STAYS ON AND MIMICS BURR AHAHHAHAHAH
• SIT DOWN JOHN YOU FAT MOTHERFUCKER
• AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
• they all enter one by one and you can just see alex get more and more stressed out with each one that comes in
• IM GONNA JUST REVEAL MY AFFAIR FOR NO GOOD REASON TO MY ENEMIES WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG
• OH NO THAT WASNT A GOOD IDEA I NEED TO TELL THE WORLD FIRST
• OH NO THAT WASNT A GOOD IDEA EITHER FUCK
• oF COURSE SHES NOT HERE FOR YOU NUMBNUTS
• [is lowkey salty about congratulations not existing]
• the song sounds so serious on the album but the choreography makes it SO FUNNY HAHAHAHAHAHAH
• GEORGE IS HERE
• HOLY SHIT THERES ACTUAL FIRE IN BURN
• SHIT SON
• oh no • OH NO • O H N O
• [CRIES FOREVER]
• [CRIES SOME MORE]
• [DIES]
wait there’s an election fuck
• vOTE BURR BITCHES
• hE DIDNT VOTE BURR BITCHES
• OH NO
• O H N O
• THIS IS WHY YOU DONT THROW AWAY YOUR SHOT

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Finally posting this even if it’s cheesy and sloppy because I’m tired of having it untouched in my drawing folder aghhh! 

I dunno, I’m just really a fan of Molly being wary about Draco at first but then she starts treating him as her own son. I adore fics like that, gimme all of em

This causes this.

If Soul hasn’t mentioned Tale/Fell ot4 WHICH JUST INCLUDED ALL MY TOP THREE OTP this cursed image won’t even be born.


BONUS - Soul also ask me about who will be Kustard son(s) and this is what I gave:

(PS: I named the last image “the fluff and the fucc” though) Come fight my theory I have guns

send me a symbol
  • 웃: what my muse would leave to people in their will
  • ♛: the pettiest thing my muse has ever done
  • ★: five things most people don't know about my muse
  • ☄: the last five Googles searches my muse made
  • ✉: the last five text messages my muse sent
  • ☢: how would my muse fare in a zombie apocalypse?
  • ☣: how would my muse fare in the hunger games?
  • ☠: how my muse would choose to die, if it were up to them
  • ♂: three names my muse might name their son
  • ♀: three names my muse might name their daughter
  • ♫: my muse's five favorite songs
  • ☤: the last time my muse went to the hospital and why
  • ▽: the first job my muse ever had
  • ☃: what my muse does when it snows
  • ☎: the last person my muse made a phone call to and why
  • ♠: the riskiest thing my muse has ever done
  • ➹: what my muse would do on their 21st birthday if they had all the money in the world
  • ☞: five things my muse is good at
  • ☜: five things my muse sucks at
  • ✄: what my muse would say to the mun if they had the opportunity
  • Derek falling asleep in his loft at 7 am after running all night under the full moon in wolf form
  • Derek curling up in a patch of sunlight on the floor because it’s warm
  • Derek shifting back to human from in his sleep and mumbling incoherent things about beards, bunnies and big teeth
  • Dere waking up at noon covered with a blanket and a pillow half tucked under his head
  • Derek trudging groggily to the kitchen to find hot coffee on the counter and Stiles reading some online article on another supernatural creature
  • Derek kissing Stiles on the nose and sipping his coffee blissfully
  • Derek being dragged to the couch for cuddles because it’s Sunday and Stiles is lazy and they have all the time in the world
  • Derek falling asleep again with no nightmares to haunt him because this, this is home and it’s warm and it’s safe and it’s Stiles
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When will they be safe and happy? Probably never.

YOI or how my heart grew three sizes last night

Okay, so kids, imagine this old anime lady here - angry, bitter lesbian who grew up with anime but never found herself reflected. I’ve seen a lot of anime and I’ve also chosen not to see quite a few. Like, I love anime, especially sports and magical girl and some of the more sci-fi-y ones, when they’re not too problematic. Because damn, son, anime has some issues. I love it, but it’s made me very careful.

My first anime obsession was Sailor Moon in 1992, which yes, means some of you weren’t alive yet and I was, frankly, a starry-eyed child who consumed all of the anime I could get, no matter the quality, but there was always something queer in the anime I really loved. And Sailor Moon, aside from being amazing for female friendships and how to be a dork and a hero, had queer content - so that was always my base-line. Definitely official, but quietly background.

Let me tell you, deliberate queerbaiting hurt my soul. It really did and it got more blatant as time moved on. Western anime fandom tended to flock to these things and I could never quite enjoy it the way I wanted - there seemed to be a line drawn in the sand between emotional connections and character development that never actually delivered (like, say, Hikaru No Go) and fetish porn on the other side. There was no reality where queer relationships were real, complex and beautiful things.

Enter YOI. Yuri on Ice is a sports anime, it’s sold as a sports anime and I was vaguely resentful of its existence because even before even a single episode came out people already shipped stuff.

Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing bad about that - the moment Korra concept art came out I was on a damn Korra/Asami ocean liner and never looked back. I was just so tired, you know? And the whole coach thing made me wary and I just didn’t want to get hurt again.

Two weeks ago, my best friend excitedly told me to watch it. We’re both queer and old and angry, so knowing her I knew there had to be something different about this.

And there was. Never mind all the flirting, the hero worship, the touching and hugging. The first time I really truly knew that this was A GOOD was when Yuko introduced us to Axel, Lutz and Loop.

It was the first blatant sign that this anime was going to be different. The childhood friend - actually happily married with children. The rival - actually a bratty (awesome) 15 year old teenager. The coach - actually a dork and an equal who picked up coaching on a whim. They subverted tropes at every turn and at the same time ratcheted up the intimacy like crazy.

And I don’t just mean the hugs, I mean the way they talk to each other, the way they communicate and grow closer and never, at any point, does anyone have any kind of homophobic moment. Not when Victor asks if he should be Yuri’s lover to help him become a better skater. Not when naked Victor was draped over Yuri in public. It just never happened. At no point in the anime is anyone ever worried about “appearing gay”.

Which, let me tell you, is an absolute fucking staple of queerbaiting shows. One character advances and the other backs up with the often explicit assurance that the advances are weird, unwelcome and cross a line. Yuri, in the beginning, is not quite comfortable with Victor’s physicality and flirting, but at no point does he ever utter or even think “I’m not like that”.

YOI is explicitly about love, like, that’s a huge theme - love and finding confidence. You don’t do a narrative like that with a couple so obvious and then stop short. If you remove the relationship the whole thing falls apart. So that’s never been queerbaiting, I knew it wasn’t, but I wasn’t entirely sure I could trust it fully until yesterday.

They kissed.

I just. I was waiting for it. Following the path they had laid out for us from episode 1, it made perfect sense. It had to happen. And until it really did happen, I just couldn’t trust it completely.

But they kissed. For realsies, on international television, knowing the world and Yuri’s family was watching. And just, the way they look at each other after - it was brilliant.

And then I had the most hilarious thought and I shall inflict it upon you with no remorse whatsoever, because my boys are amazing, this show made my heart grow three sizes, and I can’t wait for season two to be “Married couple competes against each other in Grand Prix series”.

You know that last shot of them looking at each other like nothing else matters?

I can’t unsee this:

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Ghirahim: *faces Link for the first time* Do you hear my theme? It’s so fabulous that you’ll want to die by my hands!

Ghirahim: *loses* I’ll be back more fabulously!

Ghirhaim: *faces like a second time* Hear those castanets, Sky Child?! There’s no way you can stand against me!

Ghirahim: *fucking loses again* Next time…will be your last!

Ghirahim: *faces Link a third time* IhAvEaFuCkInGcHiOrDiEsKyBrAt!

Fun Facts about Dylan Larkin

DOB: July 30, 1996, in Pontiac, Michigan.

FIRST HOCKEY MEMORY: “Probably learning how to skate with my brother and cousins at Lakeland Ice Arena.”

HOCKEY HEROES: “Steve Yzerman, Doug Brown, my brother, and I’d probably say Mats Sundin. (Why Doug Brown?) Doug Brown coached me from the time I was 12 until I was 15 or 16. I learned a ton from him and just how much he loves hockey. I played with his son. People always ask when I learned to skate. I was always a pretty good skater, but he kind of made me into an exceptional skater I guess.”

LAST BOOK READ: “‘Unbroken’ it’s a great book. I saw the movie after I read the book. The book is way better.”

CURRENT CAR: “A black 2010 Jeep Cherokee.”

FIRST JOB: “I worked for my dad, making deliveries and working at the house for him. He owns his own business.”

GREATEST SPORTS MOMENT: “Winning the U18 World Championship.”

MOST PAINFUL MOMENT: “Probably losing in the Big Ten championship.”

FAVORITE UNIFORMS: “I love the Michigan football uniform.”

FAVORITE ARENA: “Yost (Arena in Ann Arbor). Just the atmosphere, the windows, and the Jumbotron.”

CLOSEST HOCKEY FRIENDS: “I have a lot. Niko Porikos, Zach Werenski are the biggest ones. I’d say the whole ’96 USNTDP class as well. (Important to be at this year’s draft for Werenski?) Yeah, for sure, it was cool to be on the other side of it and to see how fired up he was.”

FUNNIEST HOCKEY PERSON KNOWN: “Tyler Bertuzzi and Jake Paterson. Tyler’s always got something going on. He’s funny.”

TOUGHEST COMPETITORS FACED: “Probably (defenseman) Johnny MacLeod on my NTDP team. He’s just a tough guy, hits and blocks shots. He’s fast, strong, and as a forward you don’t want to go up against him in practice.”

MOST MEMORABLE GOAL: “Scored to win the International Silver Sticks, game-winning goal in Newmarket (Ontario), probably when I was 10.”

FUNNY HOCKEY MEMORY: “That’s a tough one. You’ll have to give me a minute. … A few times I forgot my jersey and had to wear a goalie jersey.”

FAVORITE PLAYERS TO WATCH: “Patrick Kane, I love watching Pavel Datsyuk. Datsyuk live is probably the best.”

FAVORITE SPORT OUTSIDE HOCKEY: “Soccer. I used to play and just love watching it on TV with all the best players in the world.”

QUALITIES ADMIRED IN OTHERS: “Kindness.”

FAVORITE MOVIE: “I’m not going to say ‘Miracle’. Probably ‘Happy Gilmore’.

IF NOT A HOCKEY PLAYER, WHAT: “A soccer player.”

HIDDEN TALENTS: “Maybe soccer.”

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE: “Hockey.”

LIFE AFTER HOCKEY CAREER: “Stay in it.”

NICKNAME: “Larks.”

PREFERRED JERSEY NUMBER: “I wear No. 19 because my brother wore it and he wore it because Steve Yzerman wore it.”

OFF DAYS: “Hanging out, playing a little golf, putt putt.”

MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN PHONE: “Luke Glendening.”

FIRST PURCHASE AFTER SIGNING CONTRACT: “I really didn’t buy anything big, I just went to Lululemon.”

GUILTY PLEASURES: “I love Goldfish, the crackers.”

ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO DO/HAVE BEFORE EVERY GAME: “I have to have coffee with cream and sugar.”

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL: “Neither.”

IF YOU COULD BE SOMEONE’S TEAMMATE FOR A DAY, WHO: “Sidney Crosby because he’s my idol, and just to get to see how he is.”

GO BACK IN TIME MOMENT: “And everything would be the same? (Yes) Probably, when I was 14, just to relive it all.”

WHAT SCARES YOU: “Getting old, hockey ending.”

MOST EMBARRASSING CHILDHOOD MOMENT: “I was in a wrestling club in elementary school and that was embarrassing now that I look at it. (Were you bad at it?) No, it was like WWE and we would all watch it and try to reenact. (How’d that work out?) I don’t know, we thought we were cool.”

Source: https://www.nhl.com/redwings/news/wings-encounter-dylan-larkin/c-775581