never done that before why not

skam-fest (balloon squad livestream): TRANSLATION

disclaimer: we dunno danish. huge shout out to @maksisskambackwards for norwegian-english translation for the boys and Håkon. (they didn’t want credit and I said hush) grammar fixes by me ;) 

Everybody introduces themselves. And Håkon says that they’re still producing and thats why everybody couldn’t be there. Håkon likes Eskilds character the best.

Mutasim: Hei hei. My name is Mutasim and I play Mutasim. And I don’t know what else to say. My favorite character is Chris - girl Chris. Good actress.

Cengiz: should I introduce myself? I’m Cengiz, its like Ghengis Khan. (pronunciation of his name) I’m 19. And turning 20 today. No yesterday. What else should I say. I’ve never done any acting before. So this is very new for me. But its very fun to be here and speak before you. My favourite actor is many actually. I think like Håkon over there that Eskild has been really good. Chris. Really all, many are good. And I also think Vilde. Of course I like all the characters. Sana is a really important character. I support all of them. All my colleagues are great.

Simo: Hi, I´m Simo and I´m Sana’s brother, Elias. My favourite actor, I wanna say first everyone is amazing. But if I have to choose one it would be Sana.

Yousef: My name is Yousef, and I play Mikael. My favourite character is maybe Even. An (unpredictable?) character.

Adam: Hi everybody, I’m Adam and i play Adam. I’m 18 and really an artist and suddenly I’m an actor. My favourite is Jonas or Marlon. I’ve known Marlon for many years. We used to skate together and are buds. And one day he was like, “Adam I’ll be in this new show on NRK,” and we were like,  “okay… Is that cool?” And it was really fun to watch how it turned out.

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Teasers (Ethan Nestor x Reader)

Request: Can I request fluffy Ethan x reader with teamiplier being friends and teasing about them liking each other

Genre: Fluff

Pairing: CrankGameplays x fem!reader

Summary: The reader and Ethan are just friends but everyone knows they like each other, so they mess around with them a bit ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

A/N- This was kinda vague but I decided to have some fun with this and I’ve never really done fluff before so I hope I did well?? lemme know what you think!!

“Uuuuhhh Amy… what did you and Kathryn need..? And where’s Y/N??” Ethan said, obviously very confused and wondering why he was alone in the kitchen with the two. The girls had never really talked to him alone because you were usually with them. 

As soon as Ethan mentioned your name the girls glanced at each other and giggled. Ethan’s face went pink, feeling flustered. “S-seriously.. what’s going on??” Amy stopped laughing and looked at him with a smirk.

“Well it’s just that topic! Y/N, of course!!” Kathryn gave Ethan a clever yet slightly evil glance before turning back to Amy, with a slight nod in agreement.

“uuhhh wh-what do you mean? Elaborate please haheh-” Ethan could feel his cheeks burning by now. 

“Oh you get what she means Eth, I mean we all do!” Kathryn was right, he did know what Amy meant. He would just rather not talk about it with them. “So do you plan on making a move or not?” Kathryn wiggled her eyebrows, that’s when Ethan stood up and headed for the door. He soon felt himself being jerked back in place by two sets of arms.

Oh shit

“H-HEY what’s the big idea?? Let me leave!” Ethan exclaimed, practically stomping his foot. The blue hair boy heard the door open and looked up. 

Great, now Tyler and Mark are here. Now I’m really gonna get messed with.

“What? Why won’t you just talk to us about your giiiiirlfriend??” Amy pouted her lips, knowing exactly what she was doing. Mark had a playful grin plastered on his face. Tyler simply snickered.

“Oh you mean Y/N? Man you two are so CUTE!” Mark jumped in, as expected, with some small hearty laughter. 

Ethan whined, “She is NOT my girlfriend!! Can you just leave me alooonneee??” Everyone was laughing now. Amy perked up.

“Hahaha I’m sorry Ethan, we’ll stop don’t worry… we’ll juuuust go BOTHER HER INSTEAD HAHAH!!” Amy ran out of the kitchen cackling, going up to your office, with everyone soon following after. Except for Ethan, he had to process for a moment. His eyes widened and he too ran out yelling for people to stop.

You were completely oblivious, just sitting in your office, jamming out to some awesome songs. Until the door opened, well more of slammed.. You completely fell off your chair and landed back first onto the ground. Groaning, you sat up and saw everyone with a wacky smile on their faces as they crowded your door, you also saw a jumping up and down Ethan, who was trying to get through. You backed up a bit.

“uuuuh heeeyyyyy guys… what’s up? eheheh..” You gave a nervous giggle.

“OH we just reaaally wanted to know about your boyfriend.” Amy stepped forward and helped you up. You dusted yourself off, and looked up very confused. 

“B-boyfriend??” You looked at them for an explanation. This time, Tyler piped up. 

“Ohhh you know.. the blue hair little man by the name of.. Ethan is it? Yeah..” Mark nodded with him, playing along and the two men pushed the younger of the three out to you. Your eyes widened, feeling a blush creep onto your face.

“H-he’s not… we’re not..aaahh what??” Stuttering, you looked at Ethan who had practically the same expression as you. He smiled at you awkwardly and you did the same.

“Awwwww look they’re blushing…”

“Young love is so cute!!”

“YOU TWO SHOULD KISS OHMYGOD!!” Frightened, you jumped from the sound of Mark’s yelling. In the corner of your eye you saw Ethan shift uncomfortably. You furrowed your eyebrows. 

“Mark we’re not gonna kiss, I-I mean we’re not even dating! Just leave us- OHF” You felt yourself being cut off by a pair of lips. The room was dead silent, you closed your eyes, as you slowly kissed back. After a few seconds you pulled away, looking Ethan in the eyes, you finished your sentence, “…alone”

“wELP you heard her, guys! It seems they want to be alone. Soooo let’s go.” Amy pushed the other people away, despite their whining, closed the door and said, “use a condom, hahah okay BYE!!” With a wave and slight slam everyone was gone. 

Ethan spoke up, “Hey I am SO sorry about that, it’s just they wouldn’t shut up and I don’t know what came over me! It felt like the right time and my feelings over came my senses, I get if you don’t feel the same way or you’re just really comfortable ahhh i can go now if you-” As Ethan nervously rambled, you giggled and kissed him again. 

“Don’t worry about it, I loved it… we should do it more often..” You laughed and walked away from Ethan. Turning to give him a grin, you saw his awestruck face. 

God she’s such a teaser.

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Laxus had taken to sleeping facing away from her recently. Not that Mirajane took it personally. He wouldn’t admit it, but she knew that after his last job he’d hurt the ribs on his other side and couldn’t stand laying on them for very long.

It gave her the chance, anyhow, to cuddle up against his back. Mira found that she rather liked that, honestly, for some reason. Not that they’d never done it before. It was just that it became their new norm.

That was how she was sleeping that night when it happened, all curled up against him, one arm thrown gently around his middle, hugging him when she felt the need.

“Why were you crying yesterday?”

“Hmmm?”

“Why,” he repeated slowly, staring off into the darkness, “were you crying yesterday?”

Mira just snuggled closer to his back. “When?”

“Do you cry that much, demon?” Laxus asked. “That you don’t know when I’m talking about? Or are you just trying to avoid the question?”

Shifting slightly, she ran the hand laid across him up so that she could stroke his chest. “Dragon?”

“I just want to know.”

“It’s late. Shhh. Go to-”

“You didn’t know that I was up,” he told her softly. “Yesterday. I had got home from training and you thought that I was asleep. But I heard you. It woke me up, hearing you…sob like that. But I just couldn't… I don’t do tears well.” It was his turn to shift then, uncomfortable even with the memory. “And you stopped so soon and I knew that you didn’t want me to notice, so I just laid back down and eventually you came to wake me up for dinner. I-”

“You shouldn’t spy on people,” she breathed softly against his back. “Dragon.”

“What was wrong?”

She nuzzled against his back. “Nothing.”

“Mirajane-”

“It was nothing. You know me. I cry over silly things.”

“You do,” he agreed, holding back a yawn. “A lot.”

“So-”

“But not like that. I could tell. You were hurting.”

“Lax-”

“You always tell me that we need to be honest with one another,” he pointed out. “So what-”

“I was just…thinking about my mother. That’s all.”

He blinked. Then he shut his eyes. “Oh. Sorry. I didn't…I thought that someone had done something to you or something.”

She kissed his back that time. “What would you have done if they had?”

“Killed them.”

“Laxus.”

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anonymous asked:

This walk of fame thing is a serious problem, because now after seeing Hamilton in LA in December I'm obviously going to have to find a way to go to LA AGAIN to see the star after it gets put in. Why couldn't they have done it earlier so I only had to make the trip once. Why has Lin RUINED my life to such a degree. I've never even HAD a celebrity crush before this and I took great pride in that fact! I hate I hate I haaaate him!

sjsjdf I can’t beleaf they didn’t take your travel plans into account, anon. how rude.

okay time for a brief Sincerity Interlude With Alana: I am literally so fffffucking proud of Lin & given that he’s only really been on most ppl’s radar outside of The Theatah (mine included) since 2015-ish, this is bonkers?? like I’m not totally sure how these things are decided but look at this list of honorees - Mark Hamill has been on the Famous Person grind since the late 70s, Gillian Anderson since the 90s, fucking Mandy Patinkin since approximately 1692 (I assume), etc etc. two years is NO time at all, I’ve kept library books for longer. like I literally cannot beleaf what he’s managed to do just professionally in that span of time, let alone personally, and that’s just the stuff we know about!! I don’t even care if this is a functionally meaningless masturbatory rich person thing, honestly, I don’t care to be cynical about it, at any rate it’s indicative of Just How Far He’s Come in the last couple of years and I just?? getting to see what he’s been doing and will do with this level of fame is exciting? and I’m just really proud of him and I love him, wow, thanks, bye.

guys I missed having canon victuuri feels and I am still rewatching the anime (probably will do until we get second season) and I just noticed something from the ending song

I am sorry if this has been done before but LOOK AT THIS

so we all know the ending song is instagram posts (and idk why I never thought about pausing to see what they have written under the pictures until now) 

so we have this one first and under it victor wrote this

Nakasu in Japan, where is that?

oh look it’s all the way in fukuoka! an hour drive away!

did he drive there alone? he couldn’t have gotten all the way there only to drink alone, take the train?

and trust me you wouldn’t want to take a train to another city alone when you have a Japanese friend to save you the trouble of getting lost 


so yeah why not take yuuri on date, that he doesn’t know is a date, yet 

(notice he is wearing the same shirt from the previous post) it’s already morning


oh time- 

flies so fast

when does time fly so fast? when you enjoy it and don’t want it to end

let’s take a look at how they look at each other again

and I can’t work out what yuuri is holding but I’d like to think its a stuffed poodle they won at an arcade or something

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did some facial ref practice with the vento aureo gang also @ davidpro part 5 when????

anonymous asked:

Any advice on how to write a heist story something like oceans Eleven?

Well, you can start by watching Ocean’s Eleven, and Ocean’s Eleven, and then Leverage, and then Burn Notice, and then The A-Team, and then Mission: Impossible, and then all the other heist stories like The Italian Job or Heat. Watch, read, uncover as many stories about criminals as you can from fiction to nonfiction to reading security analyst blogs. Read the spy memoirs, the thief memoirs, the fake ones and the real ones. Check out magicians, hypnotists, card tricks, and sleight of hand. Watch the making ofs and director’s commentaries looking for clues behind the thought process of these stories. The hows and the whys as you look into the research they did. Burn Notice, for example, is famous for using stunt props and technological rigs that work in real life. Like using cell phones to create cheap bugs on the go.

The worlds of criminal fiction and spy fiction rely on being able to present (or convincingly fake) a world which feels real. A heist is all about exploitation. So, you need a world with security structures to exploit. You’ve got to know how things work before you can craft a way to break them. Social engineering, hacking, and every other criminal skill is about breaking the systems in place. So, you’ve got to get a baseline for how law enforcement and security analysts work. What security systems are set up to look like. The ways we go about discouraging thieves. Better yet how people behave. Real, honest to god human behavior.

So, you know, pick somewhere in order to start your research. Get an idea of what you want write about stealing, then learn everything about the object, the museum, the city, the country, and its customs as you can.

If you’re setting a heist in a futuristic or fantasy setting then luck you, you get to make all of it up.

Learning the plot structure and conventions of the heist genre is the first step. This means watching lots and lots of heist movies, shows, and reading books. Over time, as you become better at critical analysis, you’ll begin to see specific story structures and character archetypes emerge.

The Heist Story is a genre. Like every other genre, it comes with its own structure, cliches, archetypes, plots, and genre conventions which necessitate the narrative. The better grasp you have of those, the better you’ll be at writing a heist.

For example, a heist story like Ocean’s Eleven relies on a collection of thieves rather than a single individual. The character types are as follows:

The Pointman - Your planner, strategist, team leader, and the Jack of All Trades. Can also be called the Mastermind. They’re the one who can take the place of anyone on the team should they fall through. They’re not as good as a specialist, but they’re very flexible. Narratively, he plans the cons and subs in where he’s needed.

The Faceman - Your experienced Grifter, here for all your social engineering needs. These guys talk their way in.

The Infiltrator - Your cat burglar or break-in artist. Basically, the conventional genre thief. Your Parker, Catwoman, Sam Fisher, or Solid Snake. The stealth bastards, they’re all about silent in, out, and playing acrobatic games with the lasers.

The Hacker - The electronics and demolitions specialist. Usually this is the guy in the van overseeing stuff remotely. Your Eye in the Sky. Their skill set can be split up and swapped around as necessary.

The Muscle - The one who is good at fighting. They’re combat focused characters, usually with mercenary and special forces backgrounds. Though, that’s optional.

The Wheelman - The one who handles the getaway. They’re your often overlooked transport specialists. It’s not just that they can drive, they’re skilled at getting lots of people around, figuring out how to move your valuables, and exiting hostile cities or countries undetected. They get the team in and they get them out.

For an example of these archetypes, I’m going to use Leverage. Nathan Ford, The Pointman (technically, he’s written like a Faceman). Sophie Devereaux , The Faceman. Parker, the Infiltrator. Hardison, the Hacker. Eliot, the Muscle. They all take turns being the Wheelman.

Other examples like Burn Notice: Michael Westen, the Pointman. Sam Axe, the Faceman. Fiona, the Muscle. They all take turns with explosives, Michael will invariably take all the roles during the course of the show.

Ocean’s Eleven has multiple variants of these archetypes, all broken down and mixed up.

You can mix and match these qualities into different individuals or break them apart like in Ocean’s Eleven, and more than one character can fill more than one role, but that’s the basic breakdown. For example, your hacker doesn’t need to be a guy in a van overlooking the whole security grid. One guy or girl with a cell phone can sit in the lobby of a building with an unsecured wireless network and crack the security. Welcome to the 21st century. The skills don’t necessarily need to take the specific expected shape.

What you do need is the basic breakdown:  You need someone to plan the con, you need someone to be your face or grifter, you need someone to break in, you need someone to watch the security/electronics, you need muscle to back you up, and someone’s got to cover the getaway.

These shift depending on your plan, but this is the expected lineup for a heist narrative. The first step of a heist narrative is not the plan because we don’t have one yet. We’ve got an idea. Pick your target. Maybe it’s a famous painting. Maybe it’s a casino. Maybe it’s a rare artifact from a private investor’s collection loaned to a museum for a short period of time. Maybe it’s art stolen by the Nazis during WWII. Whatever it is, figure it out.

The next step is simple. If you want the thing, you’ve got to find a way to get it. This is a big job, your standard thief won’t be able to pull it off alone. So, you gotta go recruiting. Get your team together. Make sure to establish the goals of the different members for joining. Who they are. Their pedigree. One might be an old flame or an old enemy. This is where we lay out some character driven subplots.

When everyone’s together, we’ve got to lay out the plan. Before we have a plan though, we need to establish where the object is and the issues in getting it. Why this has never been done before. So, what are the challenges? Invariably, an object worth a great deal of money will have a lot of security protecting it. Figure out what that security is, who the item belongs to, what sort of retribution do the thieves face beyond what they might expect. Lasers, pressure plates, cameras, security, other career criminals, mob bosses, the rich and powerful, whatever.

After that: How do you get it? Then you’ve got to plan the con, while taking everything into account.

Then, We prep the Con. There will be steps to take before the con can be put into place, your characters taking their positions in plain sight. Stealing whatever pieces you need to make it work. Casing the joint. Etc.

Then: Run the Con. This is the part with the actual stealing. Better known as the first attempt. Things go well, there may be a few mistakes, but things are going well and then we…

Encounter Resistance. While running the con, something goes wrong, pieces fall apart, the thieves come close to success but the object gets moved and they suddenly need a new plan. New information may pop up, it may be one of your artists was running a con of their own separate from the rest. If there’s a double cross in the works then this may be when and where it lands.

We’re ready now, so it’s time hit up: Steal the Thing, Round Two. Your characters put their new plan into play and get about thieving the object of their desire.

Lastly: The Get Away. This is the part where your thieves make for the hills with their stolen treasure. This can be short or long depending on the kind of story you’re telling and other double crosses may occur here. It could be the end of the story or the beginning of a new heist.

Heist stories are like mystery novels. They’re all about sleight of hand and misdirection. You’ve got to keep just enough information on the table to keep your audience on the hook, and just enough information off the table to surprise them later on the twist. Yet, when they go back to re-read the novel again, they’ll find the answer was there all along. They just didn’t see it coming.

If anything, learning how to write a well-done heist or a mystery or any kind of novel in this genre will teach you a lot about how to manage your foreshadowing and create superb plot twists. Like any good con, you need to lay out all the conflicting pieces where people can see them, let them draw their own conclusions, withhold the critical context, and then hit them with the whammy.

Like lots of audiences, new writers (and even some old ones) can get distracted by the shock and awe. They see they’re impressed by the conclusion, not the lay-up. If you want to write any kind of fiction, you need to learn to see past the curtain and pay attention to the critical pieces leading into an important moment rather than the moment itself.

Good writing isn’t modular, you can’t just strip out pieces and run with them because you’ll end up missing the crucial, sometimes innocuous pieces that ensured the scene worked. Like the Victorian Hand Touch, every moment between the two leads and most of their scenes with secondary players are working for that singular instance of eventual, gleeful catharsis.

If you’ve got a plot twist coming in your novel, every sentence from the second you start writing is working towards it. You start laying out your pieces, funneling in your tricks, and playing with misdirection. You may have multiple twists, to cover yourself, divert your audience, congratulate them for successfully guessing your ploy, and reassure their initial suspicions before catching them again on the upswing.

The clever writer is as much a con artist as their characters. The only difference is the target of their con is their audience. The tricks in their bag are narrative ones, and they work with the understanding that it doesn’t matter if someone guesses the end so long as they’re entertained by the journey. A great story stays entertaining long after the audience has figured out all the twists.

So, don’t get caught up in Red Herrings and frightened about not being able to outsmart other people. Tell a good story with conviction and heart about a bunch of crooks out to steal their heart’s desire.

That’s all there is to it.

-Michi

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The first time Nishinoya asked him out, Asahi’s insecurity made him question why somebody so optimistic would want somebody like him. Nishinoya decided to take this opportunity to help Asahi understand his reasons before he made his second attempt.

Asahi kept finding new notes long after they started dating and kept every single one as a reminder.

The telltale Marauder’s Map

Imagine Harry dragging the Marauder’s Map everywhere with him, just so he can keep an eye on Malfoy at all times. (Yeah okay, you don’t really have to imagine this part, because it happened.) Ron and Hermione are so fed up with him, because Harry is so absorbed in his map, they can’t even have a normal conversation with him.

The only time Harry isn’t staring at the map, is when his eyes are fixed on the actual Malfoy, walking past him. Hermione jumps at the chance and grabs the map. She’s not planning on hiding it or anything. She knows all too well she would never get away with it. Harry would probably even threaten to hex her if she didn’t give it back. She instead doodles something on it and grins, when the little heart she made around Malfoy’s dot sticks and moves along with it.

As soon as Malfoy is out of sight, Harry’s gaze wanders back to the map.

“Guys, I really think he’s up to- What is that?” Harry exclaims. Ron looks over his shoulder and snickers.

“Well, I think Hermione nailed it, mate.”

After that, Harry blushes every time he looks at the map. He’s so flustered, he doesn’t even realize the heart-framed dot is approaching him rapidly, even though he’s staring at it.

“What is it with you lately, Potter?” Malfoy drawls, startling Harry. He’s standing right in front of him and Harry is so surprised, he’s too slow to react when Malfoy grabs the Marauder’s Map out of his fingers. “Are you turning into a bookworm? Wherever you go, your nose is always buried in… some… parchment…”

Malfoy frowns as he looks at the map.

“What is this?”

Harry doesn’t answer. He’s beginning to sweat and his heart is beating rapidly.

“Give it back, Malfoy,” he grumbles and snatches it from him.

But judging from Malfoy’s incredulous look, he already saw… it. Bloody hell! Why did Hermione have to do that?

“Dear Merlin, what are you, Potter, five?” Malfoy sneers. But it hasn’t escaped Harry that his cheeks have turned pink and his voice is a bit shaky.

“Would you rather I kissed your dot goodnight before I go to sleep?” Harry counters. But… wait…

Malfoy opens his mouth, but doesn’t say anything. He just stares at Harry.

“Wow, um… I really don’t know why I said that,” Harry murmurs sheepishly.

“Do you do that?” Malfoy asks in a high-pitched voice.

“No?” Harry doesn’t know why his answer sounds like a question, because it’s the truth. He has never done that, nor would he ever do it.

Okay, so he stared at the heart-framed dot, wondering if Hermione might actually be on to something. Maybe he even imagined what Malfoy’s hair would feel like if he ran his hands through it, what Malfoy would do if Harry pushed him against a wall, what his lips would feel like on Harry’s, what sounds he would make while Harry sucked on his neck…

They stare at each other some more until a sound at the end of the corridor startles them. Malfoy looks over his shoulder and when his eyes land on Harry again, his expression is determined. He grabs Harry’s arm and drags him into the next broom closet.

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you’ve stopped saying i love you to me every night, like you used to before. should i be worried that you don’t love me anymore or is it once again my fear talking. its ironical how i used to tell my friends to believe in actions and not words but i find myself wondering why you have stopped saying those words. i find myself wondering what could i have done wrong. i know what i could have done wrong. but how can three words have the power to make someone feel miserable about themselves in seconds, but how can three words have power to make someone feel alive in seconds. but how can these three words change someone’s life in seconds.
—  i l y// nikitagupta
13 Reasons Why Characters as Quotes
  • Hannah Baker: "Life is tough, my darling, but so are you."
  • Clay Jensen: "Whatever you are, be a good one."
  • Justin Foley: "Follow your heart but take your brain with you."
  • Zach Dempsey: "Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it."
  • Alex Standall: "Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light."
  • Jessica Davis: "Cinderella never asked for a prince, she asked for a night off and a dress."
  • Tyler Down: "It always seems impossible until it's done."
  • Ryan Shaver: "Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall."
  • Courtney Crimson: "Chin up princess or the crown slips."
  • Marcus Cole: "Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one."
  • Montgomery De La Cruz: "You were born to be real, not to be perfect."
  • Tony Padilla: "Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody."
  • Jeff Atkins: "You're a diamond, dear, they can't break you."
  • Skye Miller: "You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are."
  • Sheri Holland: "Once upon a time you were a little girl with big dreams that you promised you'd make real one day. Don't disappoint yourself."

its been so long but im still trying to figure out how you could go from “i love you” to “i don’t care about you anymore” in such a short amount of time

On nights like these, Viktor knew what to do.

It’s not like he got it right the first time. Or the second, or the third. And once he had gotten it, that didn’t mean he stopped making mistakes. He always made mistakes. But Yuuri helped him learn that was okay.


One night, Viktor woke up to find Yuuri upright, leaning against the headboard. His expression was blank, but Viktor could tell there was some sort of dull churning going on in his head.

“Go back to sleep, Viktor,” Yuuri said when he caught Viktor staring, pushing up the corners of his mouth with a little force.

Viktor, too sleepy to argue, did.


There was a night at the Onsen when Viktor heard Yuuri whimpering through the thin screen doors. Thankfully, Yuuri was already used to having Viktor around at the time. So Viktor quietly entered Yuuri’s room, shut the door behind him, and sat at the side of his bed.

Yuuri was sitting up, but with his arms around his knees and his face buried in his elbow. His glasses were beside him.

Viktor could see some wetness glimmering on the back of Yuuri’s hand.

“I’ll get water,” Viktor said gently, squeezing Yuuri’s arm a bit. Yuuri nodded into his elbow.

After returning with water and placing it on the bedside table, Viktor offered Yuuri a blanket. He took it, rubbed his eyes with it, and then wrapped it around his shoulders.

Viktor turned off all the lights and coaxed Yuuri to lie down beside him.


Another night, things didn’t go so well. Viktor was annoyed, for some reason. Even he himself wasn’t sure why. But he wasn’t being the usual whiny, vocal Viktor that Yuuri was used to. He was being closed off instead.

Yuuri tried several times to make conversation. None of his numerous attempts took off, always ending in a silence more tense than the previous one.

“Viktor,” Yuuri said, placing a hand on Viktor’s arm as a signal to stop walking. They were in a park, taking Makkachin out for her morning stroll.

“Mm?” Viktor grunted.

“Can you tell me what’s wrong?” Yuuri said.

Viktor turned away and kept walking.

“Viktor!” Yuuri exclaimed, shocked. That was a very rare thing for Viktor to do. He caught his wrist and held it tight. “Talk to me.”

Viktor turned on him. “Why? You never do anyway,” he said, his voice much too measured, too deliberate.

Yuuri dropped his hand.

“I’ll meet you back at the house,” Yuuri said, and before Viktor could say anything, Yuuri ran, Makkachin whimpering in the distance.

Viktor turned up an hour later with a blanket, a glass of water, and an apology. He confessed to Yuuri he didn’t know what made him so tense.

“Maybe I’m just tired,” Viktor said.

“Maybe you are a bit frustrated with me,” Yuuri replied. “You’re right, I never really tell you what I’m thinking during those times.”

Viktor’s eyes widened. “Y-You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to!”

Yuuri frowned. “It’s not that I didn’t want to, honestly. I’m just not used to… telling other people.”

“Oh,” Viktor said, a little dumbfounded. Why hadn’t Yuuri ever talked to anyone about it?

“I mean Phichit was always there for me when I needed it, but I could never really say what was going on, but with you maybe I can try, you know? Maybe it would be better if–”

“Yuuri,” Viktor cut into his rambling, the corner of his mouth lifting the tiniest bit.

He took Yuuri’s hand in his and kissed his knuckles. Yuuri still blushed, even though Viktor had done that countless times before.

“I’d be honored to know what goes on inside Yuuri Katsuki’s head,” Viktor said. “Just. Don’t force yourself, okay? I know we’ll get there in time.”

And Yuuri’s heart swelled until he thought his chest would burst. A fresh wave of tears stung his eyes, but Yuuri knew they weren’t from pain.

He yanked Viktor forward by the hand and hugged him tight.

Rapunzel just became the first Disney Princess to do this, and it’s a big deal

You know how the Disney fairy tale goes: Boy meets girl, one of them happens to be royalty, there’s a bad guy to be fought, the hero wins, and everyone lives happily ever after — yay!

That’s been the norm since the very, very beginning of Disney Princesses. Each princess — whether in their “main” movie, or one of their straight-to-VHS movies — has always, eventually, gotten married to their respective prince*, and then lived happily ever after. Except for Rapunzel.

Rapunzel just became the first Disney princess to straight-up reject a marriage proposal.

Friday night, Disney Channel premiered their latest Disney Channel Original Movie, Tangled: Before Ever After. The movie set up the story for the new Disney Channel show, Tangled: The Series. The series is a sequel to the movie Tangled, but a prequel to the Tangled short, Tangled Ever After. GOT THAT? (Also, spoilers ahead for everything Tangled.)

So while, yes, we already know that somewhere down the road Rapunzel and Flynn Rider Eugene Fitzherbert get married and live happily ever after, it was not smooth sailing for them.

During Tangled: Before Ever After, Eugene decides he wants to propose to Rapunzel, and does so in front of the whole royal court. Instead of saying yes, Rapunzel says no.

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TBH, didn’t realize Disney Princesses could say no to marriage proposals, because we’ve never seen it happen before. This is kinda a big deal. We’re used to seeing this when it comes to the end of Disney movies:

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We’ve never seen a princess hightail it away from a suitor, just leaving him hanging there, diamond ring still in hand.


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Later on in the movie, Rapunzel (now with her magical hair again — it’s a long story) explains to Eugene that she is not ready to be tied down yet (!!), and he apologizes to her for putting her on the spot with the proposal in front of everyone (!!!).

“I don’t quite understand why you said no, but I promise to do everything I can until I do,” Eugene tells her. Honestly, this is groundbreaking because we have never seen a Disney Princess go through relationship troubles before. Disney Princesses are JUST LIKE US!

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It’s clear that Rapunzel and Flynn are not done, and are not breaking up. However, she just asks that they table the marriage proposal for the time being, and asks Eugene to “please…be patient with me.” (It is worth pointing out at this point that Rapunzel spent the first 18 years of her life locked up in a tower, and has only now just reentered the real world and is still getting used to everything. Girl still isn’t even wearing shoes. So yeah, rushing into a marriage is not the best idea ever.)

As Disney princesses continue to evolve and change over time, Rapunzel just became the latest one to break the mold we’re so used to. While she’s certainly got that ~fairy tale~ love, for her, it’s not coming easy. Relationships are hard work, and it’s not just riding away into the sunset in  a horse-drawn carriage with a man you just met.

Blondie, take as much time as you need to figure out what YOU want in life, and if marrying Eugene is part of it, then we’re so happy for you two. But if you’d much rather scale the city’s walls and run as far away as possible, that is perfectly fine, too. Go figure out what you want for your next new dream — no relationship pressure, whatsoever.

*Except for Pocahontas, who fell for John Rolfe instead, #Pocahontas:JourneyToANewWorld

the reasons why i’ll never sleep in peace again
  • “The number-one thing was I wanted to be honest. I hadn’t done that before.”
  •  "Most of the stuff that hurts me about what’s going on at the moment is not politics, it’s fundamentals,“ Styles says. “Equal rights. For everyone, all races, sexes, everything.”
  • "Since I’ve been 10,” he reflects, “it’s kind of felt like – protect Mom at all costs. … My mom is very strong. She has the greatest heart. [Her house in Cheshire] is where I want to go when I want to spend some time." 
  • And promises are broken like a stitch is … I got splinters in my knuckles crawling ‘cross the floor/Couldn’t take you home to mother in a skirt that short/But I think that’s what I like about it … I see you gave him my old T-shirt, more of what was once mine … 
  • "Sometimes you want to tip the hat, and sometimes you just want to give them the whole cap …  and hope they know it’s just for them." 
  • “I don’t want to hear my favorite artists talk about all the amazing shit they get to do. I want to hear, ‘How did you feel when you were alone in that hotel room, because you chose to be alone?’”
  • “How am I going to be mysterious,” he asks, only half-joking, “when I’ve been this honest with you?" 

There’s a legitimate discussion that needs to be had about why Julie has such a hard time showing unconditional love and friendship between girls and seems fine showing it between boys, but:

Say what you will, the boy squad would never fucking do this. When Isak withdrew into himself, was clearly having a hard time–they may not have sat him down for an intense heart-to-heart, but they knew something was up, they asked him if he was okay. When Isak forgot Magnus’s birthday, they let it slide. When Isak tried to start a physical altercation with Mahdi, the dude didn’t even get mad about it. They were all concerned, because Isak didn’t seem like himself. And when he apologized, they forgave him immediately. And I know for a damn fact that if any of the boys had done what Sana had done, the first thing they would have done is ask why. In fact, setting aside some of the deeply problematic (if generally well-meaning) shit Isak said to her afterwards, he did ask her why, right off the bat. He did the thing. And he stepped up to defend her by taking the fall.

Hopefully in the show Sana will at least get some support from her family and Jamilla, but in the meantime imma let those Sana + boy squad + Evak headcanons rise like never before, because FUCK THIS.

A Lesson in Love (The Discovery)

Summary: (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 3,298

A/N: The tag list for this story is officially CLOSED.

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@avengerstories - Thank you for putting up with me for almost a month and listening to me constantly complain about not being able to get this part written. I adore you. Always.

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“Bucky wants to talk to you.”

You know that the earth never stops moving; it’s constantly in motion. Constantly making its trip around the sun. But the moment Steve says Bucky’s name, you swear that everything comes to a standstill. It’s the only way to explain how everything around you becomes muted. How you’re seeing Steve as if he were standing on the opposing side of a tunnel and how the pressure of Sam’s arm on your shoulder vanishes.

Over the past twenty-two days, you’ve convinced yourself that the story of you and Bucky was not meant to be. In your mind, he left and closed the door on the potential of there ever being an ending where you and him were together.

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