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The world is not what I imagined. It is dark and cold. It is harsh and violent. Unfair and brutal. It almost convinced me I was nothing. Less than an object, just an obedient machine. But deep inside me I could feel something different. A gentle and warm whisper telling me that I am… alive.

omg remember that other time that the boys took the bus from toronto to their next show in detroit but LOUIS AND ELEANOR took a fucking private plane with HARRY MAGEE AND RICHARD GRIFFITHS because that’s not weird at all and they were seen leaving the plane and louis was in a terrible mood and then when they got to the arena, the fans claimed eleanor gave them the finger.. and then she literally left and went back home before the show. YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

The Long Way Home: On Love, Departures, and What Detroit Means to Me

(What originally started off as a little thought-seed about the Very Specific way I imagine my precanon Phichuuris turned into a grossly long-winded ramble about the nature of love???? I don’t know how to explain, omg. I’m so sorry.)

The fourth episode of Yuri!!! on Ice was a pivotal episode for me for many reasons. Prior to that my investment in the series’ early episodes was always tempered by a kind of caution—I’d been enjoying the push-and-pull between Yuuri and Victor as Yuuri struggled to come to terms with the fact that his idol had taken any degree of interest in him and Victor attempted to draw him out of his shell, and seeing the seed of what would eventually develop into a complex dynamic between him and Yuri Plisetsky, partly admiration, partly rivalry, partly a care and concern that neither of them quite knew how to express. But likewise I’d made it a point to be a little guarded—to hang back and wait until fuller character arcs for the protagonists and for the people in their world began to emerge before I gave the series my heart and soul. (I was a little scared, do you see? I didn’t want things to just turn out like another carrot-and-stick game between the shy anxious boy and the hot foreign guy he’d idolized forever who had taken a sudden and inexplicable interest in him. It didn’t help matters that at the time all the conspiracy theories floating around were that Victor was evil, or that he was dying. But anyway.)

All of that reserve flew out the window by the fourth episode, which essentially took the little hints the earlier episodes had been making at the characters’ hidden depths and cranked them up to eleven. There’s so much wonderful insight that comes out of this episode—from the by-now iconic “When I open up, he meets me where I am,” to the way Victor challenges Yuri to put together his own free skate as a way to build his confidence. The conversation they both have with Yuuri’s former coach, Celestino, is especially telling of Yuuri’s personal challenges and what he needs in order to grow: Victor asks, “Why didn’t you let Yuuri choose his own music?” to which Celestino replies that he chooses the music for his skaters unless they tell him that they’d like to pick their own. He proceeds to add that Yuuri only brought him a piece once, but that he’d gone back on it when asked if he believed he could win skating to it: “Please choose the music for me after all, Coach.”

In a sense, this conversation with his former coach reveals to Victor how past!Yuuri failed a kind of test—one that had to do with his capacity to trust his own choices—and that present!Yuuri now needs to face and surmount a similar test before he can move on. The difference is, of course, that Victor’s not going to let him give up on himself. Where Celestino withdraws and lets Yuuri fold, Victor insists on pushing. I also like how this short conversation is illustrative of the fact that, for all that it didn’t work out between them, and for all that his methods differ from Victor’s, Celestino knows Yuuri and has his best interests at heart, and understands what he needs in order to succeed, even if it’s not something he can help Yuuri with at this point.

Suffice to say that there’s a lot to like about this episode, a lot to love, but the real kicker for me came a little under ten minutes in, when Yuuri’s slumped at his desk at a loss as to what to do with his program, and he’s scrolling through his Instagram feed. He sees a friend of his is practicing in Thailand—and right then and there, he calls this friend. Yuuri, who’s anxious and overthinky and shy and has such a hard time opening up to people, just calls up this random boy from Instagram in the middle of the night, like it’s the most natural thing in the world. He greets him with “Sawasdee krab.” Cue me bringing my hand to my mouth in dismay—He has a Thai friend and he’s greeting him in Thai, oh my god. I felt the axe hovering above my head about to drop.

Suffice to say that it was love at first sight for me, as far as Phichit Chulanont was concerned. From his very first appearance as a smiley image on Yuuri’s phone screen, he exudes a natural warmth and an effervescence that it’s difficult to look away from, and that have proceeded to endear him to the fandom surprisingly thoroughly for a supporting character without too much screentime/internal monologue time/poignant backstory reveal time. But more than that, it was the ease with which I saw him and Yuuri talk to each other that intrigued me, and the idea of their shared past—“Detroit’s boring now that you’re gone!” he said, and I felt the axe smash me right down into extrapolation hell, because cute former rinkmate? Cute former rinkmate whose wiki entry later told me was also a former roommate? Look at all the fanfic waiting to happen.

(Spoiler: Happen it did, and then some.)

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This weekend will be the three year anniversary of the last Anberlin show and I’m still throwing money at them every time they release ANYTHING AT ALL, when will this end. 🙃

anonymous asked:

Prompt for Patater + their engagement story? Or first kiss? Oooohhhh their wedding? Or like a collection of their firsts??????

thanks for this!! I still want to do the engagement story and wedding, or a collection of their firsts (all three of those, honestly) but for a quick one-shot, here’s their first kiss. It’s awkward, like they are.

it got long so it’s on ao3, too.

It’s Kent’s stick that breaks Tater’s nose. He goes for a slapshot and ends up cracking the Falconers d-man across the face.

After the game, and then the post-game interview in the locker room, he texts Jack with an apology. Jack replies that his teammate is fine, the doctors gave Tater local anesthesia and put the bones back in place. Tater will be scratched for a week to give his nose time to heal, and then he’ll be back in the game.

Kent goes out for dinner and drinks with his teammates afterwards. Providence isn’t a big town, so it’s kind of not a surprise to see Tater and the Falc’s goalie, Snowy, at the restaurant’s bar.

He excuses himself from the Aces’ table and heads over. Tater sees him coming and starts to smile, but then winces.

“That looks bad,” Kent says, because it does. Tater’s left eye is bruised and so is all the skin around his nose, which has been splinted up with a plastic cast. “Sorry, man. I didn’t see you behind me.”

“Is okay,” Tater says. He’s being careful not to move more facial muscles than absolutely necessary. “Had worse.”

“Hurts like a bitch, though, right?”

“Only when I smile.”

At Tater’s left, Snowy snorts. “So, all the fuckin’ time, then.”

“I am friendly guy,” Tater says. “People like people who smile. Is why everyone think you’re scary, Snowy.”

“No, everyone thinks I’m scary because I fucking am scary.”

Kent thinks Snowy might be a little drunk. “Let me get you a drink,” Kent says to Tater. “To apologize for fucking up your face.”

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Animalize World Tour
December 7, 1984
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, Indiana

This was Bruce Kulick’s first show as the official lead guitarist of the band*, as Mark St. John - after six months, one album, one video, and three live shows (well, two full shows and half of another) - was sent home by Gene and Paul earlier in the day.

Here’s the cover of a bootleg recording of this show:

* Although Bruce wouldn’t officially sign his new contract until the next day in Detroit.

Playstation Experience 2017
  • Firewall Zero Hour
    • 4v4 Tactical VR Shooter
    • PSVR Exclusive
    • Looks like Rainbow Six Siege in VR
  • The Last Guardian VR Experience
    • Calling and interacting with Trico
    • Free on December 12th
    • Standalone experience
  • Wipeout VR
    • First Person WipeOut Racing
    • Free Update for the Omega Collection
    • Early 2018
  • Dream
    • Medai Molecule is back!
    • 2018 Release
    • 3 Different stories
    • Play Create Share to the next level!
  • Detroit: Become Human
    • 3 Different Android stories
    • Gameplay Demo with audience making choices
      • Looks like a lot of variation in terms of decision making
    • Coming out 2018
  • Donut County
    • Play as a hole that sucks things up
    • Gives off Katamari Vibes but with a hole not a ball
    • 2018 Release
    • Annapurra Studios
  • Jupiter and Mars
    • Wierd two dolphin game
    • PSVR support
  • Blazblue Cross Tag Team
    • 2018 release
  • Soul Calibur VI
    • Coming 2018
  • Monster Hunter Worlds
    • New gameplay/story trailer
    • Megaman costume for your pet friend
    • New megaman music
  • Medieval
    • Fully Remastered in 4K on PS4

Man… I see why my dad was so happy. He hasn’t seen his family in over 40 years and me finally meeting one of his sisters and one of his brothers and man, so happy.

I don’t think I ever laughed this hard in awhile. And I hope I get to see them again soon. Because wow.

My dad was just so happy. And I do wanna cry, but happy cry 😁.

Of course we talked serious shit, but dude, while I’m not much for the holidays, I am so glad I did a holiday. 😁

Next stop, next year, Detroit 😁

assassins creed: set in the historic city of uh *rolls dice* Detroit, our next instalment stars an um *throws dart* half-irish half-chinese nobleman named *shuffles cards* Eagle-Bird Eaglesmith whos *spins wheel* father is killed during the iconic event of *flips coin* the filming of Gangnam Style’s MV

anonymous asked:

Okay but call me insane but Larry interacting is such a big deal here. I mean, after 3 years? The fook?

It is a big deal. 

Look, these were the “big deals this year” (I did not use a timeline, just went through my head so I apologize if I missed out important events)

  • Lairport, travelling on the same plane, not pictured together. WE LOST OUR SHIT
  • Harold, are you up for it?
  • OTRA Singapore: Elouno break up. Happy Louis
  • leaked tour rider
  • James Corden dodgeball skit and the show.
  • Summertime Ball/ OTRA EU: first interactions/first touching “next to you’s” 
  • OTRA Detroit: Larry holding hands on a meet and greet as requested by a fan.
  • OTRA NA: rainbow flags
  • RBB countdown and everything RBB did on their twitter.
  • OTRA Sheffield: Larry hug.
  • MITAM Smallzy: first interactions at interviews, Louis saying Harry’s name.

We slowly got “being at the same place”, next to you, touching, interacting, but always just one of these options, right now we have it all. As much as it is possible with the current conditions.

So I agree with you, Larry interacting after 3 years is a really big deal.

If you’re at the Cincinnati Warped Tour today or are coming to any of the next three shows (Cleveland, Detroit, or Chicago) be sure to stop by the Alternative Press tent for HALF OFF #apmas tickets! And each ticket you purchase will get you entered into a drawing to win a limited edition Vans Warped Tour skate deck from Sector 9 Skateboards!