The story about his mom squeezing his hand 3 times to say “I love you” when he was a kid, and then him squeezing her hand in the hospital - he hadn’t told any of us that story… [Taylor] was not scheduled to do our show today. But we wanted something special for this first show back, so we asked her on a complete whim, since she had been in town doing SNL. She said yes with zero hesitation. She sang “New Year’s Day.” No one had heard it. Suddenly she sings the line, “Squeeze my hand 3 times in the back of the taxi.” I nearly gasped. Tears. I think everyone in the audience started sobbing.
I can’t help but think about Yuuri being constantly mesmerized but also FULL OF SALT because Viktor, like a fine wine or good cheese, just gets BETTER with age. He is the SILVEREST OF SILVER FOXES. Yuuri can’t handle it.
Like yes his forehead gets bigger, but that just makes him look distinguished somehow? And the lines around his eyes give him this graceful wisdom. The glasses he has to wear later in life make him look like one of those beautiful professor-type men in movies–just looking at them, you know they’ve got to be over the fifty hump, maybe even pretty far over, but you still really want to see them with their shirt off?
Viktor plans a beach trip for their thirtieth wedding anniversary and Yuuri watches as his sixty-year-old husband shakes salt water out of his hair and rubs sunscreen into the freckles on his shoulders. What the fuck. Yuuri is sitting here in a giant T-shirt and shorts with an overlarge sunhat and sunglasses, and next to him Viktor is reenacting the ads for Gucci’s summer 2049 beachwear ad. The only thing missing is a lion cub and a yacht.
“Aren’t you going to swim?” Viktor asks, leaning back on his elbows, legs crossed at the ankles. His whole body is laid out as though to soak up as much sun as possible, and Yuuri is huddled under the umbrella, every bit of him that will fit in the shade folded into it.
“My hip is bothering me today,” Yuuri tells him, mostly as an excuse.
“The water might help with that,” Viktor tells him, and kneads a hand into the meat of Yuuri’s hip. “It’s nice and cool. Aren’t you having fun, Kitten?”
Yuuri bows his head towards him, smiles and butts their noses together. Viktor has a smear of unincorporated sunscreen on his nose that transfers onto Yuuri’s cheek. “Of course I am. I’m with you.”
Viktor makes a weak little sound against his shoulder. “The things you say. Even now.”
“They’re true,” Yuuri says, and takes his hand through Viktor’s hair.
“I know,” Viktor sighs. “But sometimes I still can’t believe that you’re spending your life with me. Thirty years, can you believe it?”
“No,” Yuuri chuckles honestly. “I can’t. But I’m glad it happened. And that it’s still happening.”
“Thirty years and you’re still just as beautiful as they day I married you,” Viktor says.
Yuuri looks at his husband, Number 27 on People Magazine’s list of Fifty Sexiest Men Over Fifty, and blushes harder than he has since he was in his twenties.
“Says Russia’s Golden Silver Fox.”
“I hated that article,” Viktor says. His fingers are tracing patters on Yuuri’s thigh. “It made no sense. Silver and gold clash. Anyone with a brain knows that.”
“I don’t think that was the point, Vitya.”
Viktor grabs his hand. “Come swim with me!”
“No!” Yuuri laughs, halfheartedly trying to tug his hand back. “We’re on a beach surrounded by twenty-somethings and unlike you, I have the waistline of a fifty-six year old man.”
“Then come back to our hotel room and I’ll show you the things your fifty-six-year-old waistline can do to me,” Viktor murmurs, and nips gently at Yuuri’s thigh just below the hem of his shorts.
“Well…” Yuuri twirls a lock of Viktor’s hair in his finger. “We do have a few hours before dinner.”
Yuuri lets Viktor cling to him like an octopus on the walk back to their room. Yuuri may be thirty-two years older than he was in the winter of 2016, but he is still the man who took pride in stealing Viktor Nikiforov out from under Russia’s nose–and he is still the only man who Viktor Nikiforov, Certified Fine Wine, Good Cheese, Silver Fox, has eyes for. It’s enough to make anyone feel good about their love handles.
(Viktor thinks that Yuuri’s love handles are to be celebrated. But that’s another post.)
we met at a lgbt barbecue at college :D i had reluctantly gone with a friend. liz had long hair, and it was in a ponytail. i remember she was wearing a dark grey shirt, and she was super friendly and excited. she was like “hey are you gay??” and i was like “haha i mean i definitely like girls.”
we talked about our favorite shows and we went back to her room for a minute to eat nutella toast. i was intrigued by her. i went back to my room and remembered i got her number. i texted her “gaaay”. she replied like 3 days later and we started hanging out, getting food together, going on late-night cvs runs, working in studio together, and cuddling.
we finally kissed at a party. the next day she brought me orange juice and donuts. a few weeks later she asked me out. i was literally so excited i started shaking. but i was nervous and said something like “give me some time to think about it.” i literally took all of winter break. we were flirting constantly and she would always be like “i adore you” and call me princess.
on new years eve, she said something along the lines of “if you call me, people will think we’re dating.” i texted back, “we are dating :)”. when we both got back to school we had our first official date. it’s been 3 years and i love her so much.
Note: I would recommend all four of these. Watch them. They’re wonderful.
Ravenclaw: Sense8. Encourages individuality and acceptance of yourself and others. Takes you on a mind journey to other cultures. The nature of the sensate connections leaves much room for theories and speculations.
Gryffindor: Anne with an “E”. Shows a resilient and courageous girl who fights for what she wants despite the cards she’d been dealt with, and inspires bravery in others. Touches on many themes related to social justice.
Hufflepuff: Stranger Things. A group of unlikely allies bonding over a common goal, putting aside their differences to save a friend as well as the whole town. Even at the expense of their own safety and sanity.
Slytherin: Black Mirror. Although the prospects of a futuristic society is appealing, this show reminds us to watch our backs and know our limits, even as we marvel at the ambitious possibilities technology can bring.
let’s sit on the floor of my room and pull the strings from our chest and place them in each other’s hands and say, “i love you. is this enough to show how much i love you?”
let’s lay on our backs and look at the sky and wish we were birds instead of humans because birds don’t get their hearts broken, they just fly side by side until they can’t fly anymore.
let’s walk for miles with no direction and get lost in each other, because lately i seem to know you too well and i miss being surprised by you.
let’s kiss under a blanket of stars and the rising sun and the ceiling of my room so that everyone and everything knows that i love you more than anything i’ve ever loved before.
let’s scream at each other at the tops of our lungs and break each other’s hearts again and again, only to fall back together in the end because we both know we’re better together than apart.
let’s love each other in the moment, and the rest will fall into place.
Riverdale set to recast a major character ahead of Season 2
TVLine has learned exclusively that producers of The CW’s rookie teen drama have decided to recast the role of Archie’s foe Reggie ahead of Season 2 as a result of scheduling issues with the character’s portrayer Ross Butler.
“We love what Ross did with the role of Reggie [this season], but because of his commitments to other projects, we couldn’t use him nearly as much as we would have liked,” series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement to TVLine. “[Next season], we want more Reggie on our show — he’s Archie’s rival! — and because Ross is unavailable to come back to Riverdale, we’re looking for a new Reggie. Those are big shoes to fill, but we’re confident we can find an actor who is as funny and sexy as Ross. And of course we all wish Ross the best.”
Lilith, to put it simply, is your subconscious bad bitch. But let’s start with where Lilith comes from. She comes from the Hebrew legend where Lilith was the original wife of Adam where she was made from the dust of the Earth just like him. She demanded equality, specifically sexual equality. When she didn’t receive that she left the Garden of Eden to pursue a life on her own. Becoming a she-demon where she had sex with other demons, causing demon children. Now I am by no means religious, but it is always good to know the story behind the name when it comes to astrology. For often that can help you understand the meaning of whatever placement.
Through this story you can see that besides being a bit of a bad bitch, she represents feminine independence. She is about catering towards your honest needs. She is where you are rejected by others yet you fulfill that area for yourself. I feel like the house placement tells us where you feel powerless or where our inhibitions lie while the sign placement tells us how you enforce your personal power in compensation for those areas where you have inhibitions or have been rejected. Lilith is often seen as how we approach sexual power due to it’s origin story. And that is true, it is, but it is also much more. Beyond what I have already mentioned, Lilith is also the place in out charts where we feel vengeful, where we are willing to become as evil as the rest of humanity. It shows us where our darkness comes from, and where it is going to take us.
Retrograde Lilith in a chart can show us where we are given power that we don’t want, or are too scared to use. Which can then lead to people with asteroid Lilith “retrograde can ultimately go critical like the uranium in a nuclear bomb.” Lilith in synastry can show us where another person reflects our own worst traits. Or where they’ll make us feel powerless. Of course, it could also show where we push our sexual desires on another person. Where Lilith is transiting in our chart can show us where we are currently feeling held back and where we are currently trying to compensate by conjuring up our own personal power. Lilith in our draconic chart can show us where we naturally felt inhibited, but through our own force and power we took control and gained strength in that area. Lilith in a man’s chart shows how he approaches powerful women or women who exert themselves over him. Or even how he approaches his own femininity.
Note that not everyone has all that strong of a Lilith in their chart and they’re three different Liliths to check.
First of all, I think it would be fairly accurate to say that most Olicity fans know the DNA of Arrow better than you and your writers room. Whenever Arrow has been at its strongest it was when the focus was on character. To clarify, the characters we care about. The core characters. I think it to be of no coincidence that the upturn in quality of these past few episodes sees a return focus on Oliver, John, and Felicity. When you force characters on your audience and we tell you we don’t care, that isn’t out of pettiness, or because we want our ship back, its because you failed to introduce and write for these new characters in a way that would invest our interest. When you sideline popular characters and fridge already established dynamics to shove the newbies down our throats, the backlash is to be expected.
This season Arrow reached its 100th episode. Something to be celebrated. Appreciation should be shown for the incredibly talented cast that you are lucky to have. Instead, you marginalise them, disrespect them publicly and give into the fringe element of the fandom.
New characters should have been introduced in a way that tied in and enhanced the storylines of the core cast. But instead you shoehorned them in and stuck the others in no mans land.
You waited too long to unveil Prometheus. Josh Segarra has been a revelation in the role so far, but I feel like we are running out of time with him. His reveal should have been earlier.
Susan Williams was a mistake. You repeatedly told us that she was a good person and that Oliver had “deep feelings” for her. This was never shown on screen. She was introduced as someone who was manipulative, conniving and just plain awful. Then you had her date Oliver even though she was investigating him, which was a huge conflict of interest. Then you spent more time on her job than you gave to Felicity’s Havenrock storyline, or John’s being in jail storyline. Then you turned Oliver into Ollie 2.0 by making him an unbelievable douche. Then when Susan was kidnapped, Oliver barely blinked. He showed no concern for her at all. WTF? Don’t get me wrong, that last part was hilarious, but what the hell were you thinking with this whole storyline?
Don’t even get me started on Billy.
No one is asking for a whole episode of Olicity going shopping. Even Felicity would probably hate that. What we want is Olicity together in a healthy, happy, normal relationship. No baby mama drama, no bullshit love interests. No tropes. Just let them be together. Let them figure out how to be together and work together. Let them talk to each other. Be there for each other. Let them deal with any issues like adults. You can still have explosions, and stunts and action. You did it before. Its called 4A, remember the ratings back then?
Now, I know this isn’t about ratings. I get that. What it is about is writing to your shows strengths. Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickard, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne. They are what this show was built on. Not your ego. So get over yourself.
One last thing, cutting the season shorter won’t solve Arrows problem. Getting better writers will. The fact that you actually said that cutting the season would reduce the number of “filler” episodes just proves this. Why don’t you use these “filler” episodes to focus on your incredibly talented cast. Instead of another villain of the week or gun PSA, write your own “Zeppo” episode.
Or maybe after 5 years, its time for you to go. Bring in some fresh ideas.
FP Jones/Andrews Family/Riverdale imagines - Oh Dear Part 1
AN: It’s so awkward when nearly the whole fandom is in love with the teenage boys on the show and I’m over here obsessing over the DILFs and the girls of the show. So I wrote this to see who else adores the daddies of Riverdale. This will be a series so stick around for more if you love this serpent as much as I.
Summary: You’re Archie’s old sister and you have a thing for a certain serpent
Pairing: Reader x FP Jones, Sister!Reader x Archie Andrews, Daughter!Reader x Fred Andrews
Word count: 1,967
Warnings: Well, FP is clearly older than the reader in this fic, none really
It all started when you were younger. Jughead’s Dad came over one night to talk to Jughead. Jughead was round for a sleepover with your younger brother Archie and FP came round because he had some news, about what, you didn’t know. But what you did know was in that moment you realised you were utterly attracted to your younger brother’s best friend’s Dad. That was the moment you knew you were screwed.