I was asleep and my mom ran into my room, packing my clothes for me in my Aeropostale suitcase
“Mom what are you doing”
She looked at me and sighed, putting her cigarette out on her hand
“They are here”
I was confused, I rolled out my light purple stripped comforter and ruffled my long thick blonde hair with brown streaks in it
“Your new owners.”
This is the story of how one direction bought me
I was watching Vamp while drawing this, so the background is inspired by Queen Katrina’s (Grace Jones) headdress.
[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Beyoncé. Portrait is from the waist up. Beyoncé is wearing a black halter dress with off the shoulder sheer sleeves accented with glossy black beads. Black pearl necklaces cover her neck. She has large steel-gray crescent-shaped earrings studded with diamonds. Her blonde-streaked hair is pulled into a tight braided ponytail that hangs over one shoulder. The background is soft pink accented with glowing white geometric shapes.]
• The beginning of The Balcony Scene
• The screaming in I’d Rather Die than be Famous
• Jaime’s blonde streak
• Guitars in Besitos
• “You know the only way to cure pain is to add a little more, because everything new distracts the old”
• Southern Constellations
• Jeremy McKinnon’s parts in Caraphenelia
• Crying during Stay Away from my Friends
• “Can we create something beautiful and DESTROOOY IT?”
• The bridge in The Sky Under The Sea
• Mike’s lip piercing
• Vic bringing fans on stage during Bulletproof Love
• Beginning of Hell Above
• EVERYTHING ABOUT KING FOR A DAY
• Vocals in Props & Mayhem
• THE FIRST PUNCH
• Those vocal effects in Hold On Till May
• Tony’s stretched ears
• Verse 1 of Dive In
• Guitars in Texas Is Forever
• “I’m mastering the art of miracles and flawless tragedies”
• The acoustic version of Today I Saw The Whole World
“I had my hair streaked at the end of the my tenth-grade year and got in a lot of trouble for it. They didn’t just streak it blond, they streaked it silver. My hair was totally ivory. I was grounded for six weeks. But when my hair changed, everything changed. I got to wear grayish plum eye shadow. There was no way I was going back.”
Yamamoto: Many of YoI’s skaters were inspired by real-life people, and Yuuri is no exception. In Yuuri’s case, I’ve heard about someone who is usually timid, lacks confidence and believes to be mentally weak, but once he steps on ice, turns into a competitive skater who wants the audience, the judges, and the viewers from all over the world to look only at them. I found it to be a really interesting mentality and that’s where I got my idea for Yuuri from. This Yuuri stands at the edge of the proverbial cliff - and then changes through his meeting with his hero and rival, Viktor. Thanks to this meeting, Yuuri himself starts reaching for more and more, grows stronger. I find relationships with labels like “lovers” or “family” to be stifling, so I came up with these two characters that are not bound by names like that, who hold each other dear and who share a bond that would be difficult to replace. As a skater Yuuri has an individual sense of rhythm, his steps his unique weapon, but even on a solid ground, he’s a great dancer. When he was young, Minako-sensei taught Yuuri the basics of ballet, and, as Viktor praises him highly, his skating feels like he is creating music with his body - it moves into dance on its own as he charms his audience.
Kubo: Yuuri is the kinda type of a glass-wearing character I draw often. (laughs) Many skaters have bad eyesight, and Yuuri too skates without his glasses. I though people would love the narrow-eyed, uneasy face he makes when trying to read his score, so I added that element, too. I aimed for a design that would be easy for Hiramatsu to draw, so instead of deciding every detail, I drew a base that would later spring to life under Hiramatsu’s hands. “Change” is an important aspect of Yuuri, so I gave him a seemingly ordinary appearance instead of making an easy-to-get pretty boy. Yuuri is slightly taller than a typical Japanese person - that’s because both the director and I are around 165-170cm, and we though it’d be nice if he was taller than us. Yuuri’s eyebrows are in a slanted ハ shape, but turn sharp when he competes. Things that are easier to explain via animation, like Yuuri’s hair growing longer as the show progresses, are also present.
Hiramatsu: I made sure he looks different during his chubby and slim phases. His best body shape would be right after “Onsen on Ice”. We based Yuuri on a typical Japanese body: he doesn’t have long legs, wide shoulders or a spectacular butt, but going with Kubo’s drawings, I gave him long arms and bony hands. Yuuri grows about 10cm taller when he dons his skating shoes, which makes his legs look longer. Yuuri’s Japanese silhouette was influenced by Yasuhiko’s style, who was in charge of many of his scenes.
Yamamoto: I think, surprisingly, there are many people like Viktor in the skating world (laughs). Viktor doesn’t care about what people around him think of him, he thinks it’s obvious that he is the center of all the attention. Viktor acts as he pleases and through it, he believes he brings joy to others. I love it when characters like him appear out of the blue. In this case, Yuuri is the cause of Viktor’s sudden appearance. Yuuri barged into Viktor’s world that he closed himself in without noticing, believing he has to create all the new surprises. Yuuri offered Viktor a possibility he hadn’t thought about - becoming someone’s coach. Unconsciously, Viktor is lonely, without anyone of similar circumstances, without anyone he could empathize together with. Viktor didn’t yearn for someone to understand him; he didn’t see it as a problem, but also didn’t realize how lonely he was. Yuuri is not the only one who became stronger by experiencing love - through Yuuri, Viktor learned new feelings and grew stronger.
Kubo: I challenged myself to create a character everyone would look at and find handsome, moreso than in my previous works. Viktor’s hair is silver, with some lighter streaks. At first I also thought about giving him a hair that looks silver, but once you see it from up close, turns out to be blond hair with many streaks of white hair. However, I couldn’t find enough information on how white hair grows on blondes so I gave up (laughs). Thinking of balancing his height with Yuuri’s when they stand next to each other, I made Viktor slightly taller.
I wanted Viktor’s face to be recognizable in gag scenes and so gave him a heart-shaped mouth.
This is something straight out of the shojo manga era of “Tokimeki Tonight” or “Ohayo! Spank” (laughs).
I wanted there to be something unexpected in contrast to Viktor’s usual handsomeness.
That aspect of him where he worries about his receding hairline, you know, where it goes slightly above the sweet spot?
I wanted the viewers to watch it with a beating heart and confuse that feeling with falling in love. A suspension bridge effect. (haha)
I took heaps of inspiration for Viktor’s sexiness from Stephane Lambiel.
Hiramatsu: I paid attention to the flow and quality of his hair - and same goes for Yurio.
Viktor’s eyebrows are straight, rarely ever turn into a mountain-like shape.
Viktor’s posture is beautiful and adds to his brilliance; he sports a magnificent butt and long limbs.
Viktor has a confidence of an adult, but as someone still in his 20s, he can be quite childish.
Viktor’s heart-shaped mouth was there in Kubo’s storyboards, which influenced the staff to emphasize that in the show.
Yamamoto: Russia is a country where skating can change your life - the country supports its strong skaters. When I learned that some families bet on their children or grandchildren becoming famous and make them learn skating I thought there must be many children with unrelenting spirit and a will to climb up - and created a deformed version of that in a form of a Russian badboy. Yurio has many lines with swears, but there’s one in ep 10 that angered Viktor when Yurio implied he is now looking after a “pig”. This line goes back to my 20s - whenever I saw a pair wearing matching rings I’d think, “A pair of pigs tied with rings” (laughs). When I mentioned it to Kubo, she was like “Pigs! That’s good!” and we decided to put it in. Yurio is the only one with a potty mouth in the series, so coming up with his bad boy lines was fun. Many growing skaters probably understand what Yurio said when he mentioned his time in his current body grows short. Girls change a lot during that period, but boys too have their muscles grow - it’s a big burden on the body that makes it impossible to perform some moves. We tried to put as many things that Yurio can only do now as we could into the show.
Kubo: There are many elements to Yurio’s design that make him popular, such as blond hair and blue eyes. He really does stand out. Looks-wise Yurio is probably most similar to Rabi from Madō King Granzort. To quote the director, there are many elements from different skaters in Yurio. The base inspiration was Yulia Lipnitskaya. When I saw her at the rink, I realized there are many different kinds of skaters and that a more mischievous character could work too. Yurio’s visuals were decided on early, earlier than Yuuri’s, as he is very anime-like, easy to animate. As story progresses, Yurio’s hair grows longer. I wanted to express how, when you haven’t seen him for a while, Yurio grows more and more beautiful. Is it Lilia who styles his hair, or is it Yurio himself?
Hiramatsu: Half of his face is covered with hair, which strengthens his expressions. It was fun to give emotions to that slightly visible eye. Yurio’s body is slim, girlish, with long limbs and not much muscle. I draw him as I would draw a girl. His looks were heavily influenced by Tatenaka’s style, who was in charge of many scenes as well as the skating of our model Honoka Kawanishi. Yurio has a potential to grow, outgrowing Yuuri and reaching 180cm or so.
Yamamoto: I wanted to create a character who would share popularity with Viktor, a character overflowing with masculine charm. I wanted Chris to have this showy sexiness in him like an ice dancer, so he’s one of the taller single skaters in the series. It was so difficult to show a sexy man type of a character, as there aren’t many visual symbols associated with it. I am hoping to one day establish a new frontier of male sexiness.
Hiramatsu: Chris has a sturdy body, and the most emphasized butt in the whole series. I poured all of my drawing skills into that scene where Chris grabs and lifts his butt while skating. (laughs) Until halfway both his arms and butt are raised, and then arms go up, butt goes down, which is how I showed the butt’s bounciness.
Yamamoto: Yuuri is friends with Phichit because even if Yuuri doesn’t go to him, Phichit will come to Yuuri on his own. Yuuri doesn’t have to be suspicious of Phichit’s motives and he doesn’t show customary concern over him like Japanese people do which in turn is less stressful for Yuuri.
Yamamoto: I created JJ because I wanted a character type that falls into a “mentally a musclehead” category. JJ entered Toronto University as a top student, off season participates in charity activities. His girlfriend is his HS classmate, but as a devout Christian, premarital sex is a no-no - they’re in a pure relationship. He often says JJ this, JJ that in conversations and in general only talks about himself. Even if he nods with understanding as someone speaks, he soon butts in and changes the topic to himself. JJ talked to Otabek in ep10 because he found it sad that his old rinkmate was alone - couldn’t leave him out of kindness of his heart. Even when people find him overbearing, JJ believes he is doing a good deed, so it doesn’t bother him.
Hiramatsu: JJ could be considered a good catch if he just shut up. (laughs)
Yamamoto: First, I wanted a Kazakh skater to be a dark horse of the GPF and that’s how Otabek was born. There are many Russians in Kazakhstan and Russian is the official language so I thought Otabek could easily be friends with Yurio. Some Kazakh skaters are known to train in Russia, so the bit where Otabek participated in Yakov’s camp and became fascinated with Yurio came to me naturally. We created many qualities that Yurio finds cool in Otabek outside of skating - such as riding a bike and DJing.
Yamamoto: All Seung-Gil does is training, and has no interest in things beyond skating. To create a contrast with his personality, for his SP, I went with a passionate mambo. The idea to have him count his score as he skates during competition came from Kubo.
Hiramatsu: Because of his personality, I always draw him alone in the back of group images, but he still looks into the camera. (laughs)
Yamamoto: To protect his sis, Michele tries to be threatening to scare off others. This doesn’t work on Emil, so they’re on good terms.
Kubo: As an Italian who cares about appearance, I made him look like he visits a hairdresser once every two weeks.
But I also wanted to add something non-Italian to him, hence the pretty dark personality.
Hiramatsu: Michele also would be a good catch if he shut up.
Yamamoto: Emil is rarely scared and there is nothing two-faced about his personality; he doesn’t feel too down when he makes mistakes
which means he can still grow and become strong.
Kubo: I googled “Czech, male” and based Emil on one of the first pictures I found.
At the beginning Yamamoto was talking about making Emil the most handsome out of the European skaters, but I completely forgot. (haha)
What is Bailey and Laurels ship name ????? this is important
What colour is Bailey in her werewolf form? Is she all black??? A more
important question…what colour are her toe beans. I need to know
all black, the same colour as her human hair (shown a little lighter
here for visibility), with a small dirty-blonde streak on her chest! her
beans are also black, and indeed extremely squishable.
Wait is bailey massive or is laurel,, uh,, height challenged?? ALSO DOES BAILEY HAVE A SIX PACK?
guess it’s a little of both – bailey is around 178cm (5′10) which is on
the tall side of average, laurel is probably 150cm or so (4′11).
does not have a six pack! she is very strong but she’s not a body
builder! however her tummy is extremely pleasant to touch.
How…did Bailey become a werewolf?
if i didn’t answer your question, assume that it’s spoilery for future comics i want to make!
jessicamarcia requested: Jungkook + Idol/Fan AU Pairing: Jungkook | Reader Genre: Fluff Word Count: 17,378 Author’s Note: Tbh I had some apprehension about this request because an idea I stumbled upon that just kept coming back to me was directly from this fantasy I kept about having about what would happen if I ever meet Jungkook and how and this just feels very personal to me as a result. Regardless, I decided to share because I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t decide to contribute my pain to the fandom.
ALSO, sentences in italics are being spoken in Korean.
Summary: You never understood the gravity of your position as an intern working Kcon until you fall for one of your favorite idols, Jeon Jungkook—quite literally too.
Sometimes you think you have a lot of mixed feelings when it comes to your job.
On one hand, it’s a pretty incredible opportunity, one that you acknowledge not a lot of people get to experience first hand: which is working as an intern in the event operations department for Kcon—the annual Korean convention in which big Kpop groups will travel around the world to bring their music and their joy to the international fanbase. For someone who never actually had the means and the ability to make the trip as an audience member of your own accord, it’s fascinating to witness the back-the-scenes sight of how much effort and how much time goes into planning and organizing an event of this scale.
And because Kcon it in of itself is half a convention and half a concert, there were always many people needed to cover the different subsections of the event, which is where your role as an intern came into play. Given that there were two interns in the department of organizing the physicality of the event, you were put on the team mainly in charge of organizing the convention while the other intern assisted with scheduling of the talents and making sure the performances would go by smoothly.
But on the other end of that spectrum, working with vendors really allows you to see how many people handle responsibility and deadlines and it makes you want to pull the hair out of your roots. You like to think of yourself as a fairly reasonable person, giving a vendor 24 hours to respond to emails at the latest before having to resort to more emails and phone call—but this is absolutely ridiculous.
1. Favorite boy? 2. What is your ranking of the boys (including Zayn)? 3. When did you get into the fandom? 4. How did you first hear about one direction? 5. What was the first music video you ever saw? 6. Favorite music video? 7. Least favorite music video? 8. Favorite interview? 9. Favorite ship within the band? 10. Ever seen them live? When/Where? 11. If you could go back and see one show front row, which tour would you go to? 12. Favorite era (UAN, TMH, etc.)? 13. Ranking of the albums (favorite–>least favorite)? 14. Least favorite song on each album? 15. Most favorite song on each album? 16. Lottie or Gemma? 17. Danielle or Sophia? 18. Feelings on Perrie? 19. Feelings on Eleanor? 20. Feelings on Sophia? 21. Long or short hair Harry? 22. Buzzcut or curly hair Liam? 23. Cinnamon swirl or fringe Louis? 24. Blonde streak or shaved head Zayn? 25. Blonde or brunette Niall? 26. Favorite 1d mom? 27. One song they should add to the setlist? 28. One song they should take off the setlist? 29. Favorite x-factor performance? 30. Favorite tour? 31. Where were you/what were you doing when you heard Zayn was leaving? 32. Favorite tweet? 33. Favorite rumor? 34. Song that you thought deserved to be a single? 35. Did you ever hear Just Can’t Let Her Go? 36. Did you see the 1d movie in theaters? 37. Haylor: yay or nay? 38. Larry: yay or nay? 39. Lou Teasdale: yay or nay? 40. Simon Cowell: yay or nay? 41. Favorite lyric change 42. Harry getting his shirt ripped open or Liam getting his shirt ripped open? 43. Would you rather get a selfie with your favorite boy and have it be really bad or meet all of them but have no photos or evidence of it? 44. Would you rather watch Louis/Harry alone together or Niall/Harry alone together? 45. Would you rather have a tell-all book released about the x-factor days or about Zayn leaving? 46. Favorite inside joke within the fandom? 47. If you could choose any three people to go with to a 1d concert, who would they be? 48. Favorite moment from this tour? 49. Favorite fandom moment? 50. Favorite moment of pride for the boys?
Pairing: Dean Ambrose/Roman
Reigns/Seth Rollins/Female Reader
Rating: Holy shit M.
Thirsty crew! This is some self-indulgent, romance-novel levels of
hurt/comfort, touchy-feely shenanigans. I hope you like it! Tagging @toxiicpop, @oraclegazes and of course, @hardcorewwetrash! Enjoy!
(Also apologies on this being a little late, the wifi was not cooperating)
So disagreement scene takes place during the day….
“I will drink to that” scene in the same episode. I feel like this is the reason why he’s drinking and it looks like Catarina may pop up and say a few words to Magnus….. probably about this whole thing and his disagreement with Alec and such….
(why I say it’s the same episode you see the blonde streak in his hair in both pics)
This looks like it takes place when it’s getting darker.
(Both Alec and Magnus probably have talked to the people they trust about this and have had time to cool down so they talk more calmly this time)
So this is most likely the making up scene….
They probably talk about what was said earlier and etc. leading into this kiss we saw in the trailer.
And this takes place after the ‘get out’ scene, because see they are further away from the doors more towards the balcony (what the fuck all apologize scenes must take place near that fucking balcony)
and the room is also darker then it was before. it’s obvious that it’s nighttime here.
So calm your asses down, it looks like it’s all going to be resolved in the same episode.