I’m probably really freaking late with this again, but I’m watching the episode a second time because so much happened in it, that I missed a lot.
I know the whole fandom is freaking out over the Viktuuri engagement, but I felt a bit bothered because this episode was chock-full of double entendres. I’m talking about anything that has to do with the rings. I know I’m sounding really salty right now, but I just need more Viktuuri. Actual, literal in your face Viktuuri.
So I’m currently at the scene where Yuuri buys the *cough*lucky charms*cough*. I paused at the bit where Yuuri opened up the receipt. And y’all are probably gonna facepalm really hard when you read this because everybody already knew and I’m just so fucking slow but please just leave me be I was so happy when I noticed this
lets look a little closer
“something-i-can’t-read gold wedding ring”
I KNEW THOSE RINGS WERE EXPENSIVE BUT I THOUGHT THEY WERE JUST TWO RANDOM PRETTY RINGS
BUT NO THEY ARE AN ACTUAL PAIR OF WEDDING RINGS!!!
YUURI WTF YOU SMOOTH MOTHERFUCKER
I know this anime is just one huge metaphor for love and romance but still
Please please please can we normalize platonic affection between boys. Twice in the last 24 hours I have mentioned that one of my favourite things to see - in fics, TV shows, real life, movies, literally ANYWHERE - is platonic affection between males. Platonic hugging. Platonic snuggling. Platonic hairline kisses. Platonic hand holding. Just - all of the platonic affection.
And both times I said this I received a weirded out expression in return, and a comment something along the lines of “uhh, weird,” or, “Ugh, no, boys being affectionate means they’re gay.”
AFFECTION BETWEEN BOYS IS BEAUTIFUL. AFFECTION BETWEEN BOYS DOES NOT ALWAYS COME WITH ROMANTIC INTENT BEHIND IT (though it’s beautiful whether it does or doesn’t). PLATONIC AFFECTION BETWEEN BOYS IS IMPORTANT.
For all its shortcomings towards the end of its run, xxxHOLiC still holds a special place in my heart.
If you’re not familiar with it, xxxHOLiC is a manga series written
and illustrated by CLAMP, a prolific, all-female group of Japanese manga
artists who have been creating since the mid-eighties. (Their body of work
includes classics such as Magic Knight Rayearth, Angelic Layer, Cardcaptor
Sakura, and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.)
The story follows Watanuki Kimihiro, a high school student
who strikes a deal with a witch. If he becomes her assistant, she’ll take away
the power that leaves him plagued with visions of ghosts and monsters. But
because it’s such a big wish, he’ll have to work for her for…a while. Maybe
forever. So he becomes the witch’s cook, maid, and errand-boy, all wrapped up
Although it runs parallel to and intersects with other CLAMP stories, xxxHOLiC stands fully on its own as a horror story about desire and
addiction. The series consists of short arcs and one-shots, each centering on a particular customer – both average humans and fantastic spirits. Like Watanuki, each
has a wish. Like Watanuki, each must pay a price. Sometimes the cost is as simple as a lock of hair, but other times it wreaks catastrophe on the rest of their life. Thus each customer’s story
becomes an exploration of different aspects of desire – addiction to social
media, academic ambitions, the desire to see a loved one again – and the
effects it can have on one’s life.
There are many lovely
things about this manga: the gorgeous art style, Watanuki’s temper tantrums,
the pervasive creepiness. But the
best part is the witch, Yuuko. Not only is she a total troll with a wicked
sense of style, she is constantly dropping truth bombs:
-The Black Lion absorbed Shiro. Shiro is the lion. Shiro is one with the lion. Allura will now take over (Red is too attached to Keith)
-Haggar could be related to Allura- mom? Aunt? We never heard anything about her mother in the first season, only her father.
-Kallura will be canon either platonically or romantically because in the original Voltron and every previous reboot to VLD, Keith and Allura dated each other or had romantic feelings/intentions
-BUT: Shallura could also become canon because 1) she always ended up with the leader and 2) they had a really good relationship in S1 and of all Paladins, she seems closest to him
-Shiro and Keith’s dad look VERY alike so it’s possible that Shiro is a relative of Keith’s- most likely cousin or uncle?
-Prince Lotor will be, to quote my father, “HOT as FUCK”
sasuke legit thinking naruto kissed him on purpose is so fucking funny bc that boy spent his whole life thinking naruto had at least some conscious romantic intent. he prob thought that naruto just immediately respectfully backed off when he wasnt into it and then spent the rest of his life like “hey…nvm…” poor fucked thought he got friendzoned
i’m just gonna ramble about my headcanons about daryl’s complicated relationship with, well, relationships:
it took him a month to realize that paul was actually genuinely attracted to him. it wasn’t just a joke, he didn’t have some kind of angle or ulterior motive. daryl just didn’t realize that someone could actually have some kind of romantic intentions towards him.
daryl’s concept of love is kinda twisted. he’s tried to untwist it, but it’s hard. he knows that his mom Loved him, but she also used to say that his dad loved him too. he knows that wasn’t true, what his dad did wasn’t love, but her words stuck with him. he knows that merle Loved him, but that just sort of became synonymous with getting hurt.
he’s not used to unconditional anything. physical things, affection, food, anything. he’s really territorial about his stuff because it’s hard to believe that it’s actually His. he won’t let people touch his stuff, if he really trusts someone, he’ll let them borrow his stuff.
the first time paul gave him a gift he was so Suspicious. what was he trying to do? was he gonna hold this over daryl’s head? was he gonna ask for something in return later? was he gonna take it back when he got Mad? was he gonna break it? was he gonna make daryl Earn It?
finally he figures out that there are no strings attached and it’s such a shock?? he almost starts crying when he realizes that the stuff paul gives him is His.
at the same time, daryl gets really attached to anyone who gives him positive attention. he would 100% die for paul. it’s not an entirely good thing, he has a really hard time setting boundaries because he doesn’t want paul to get Mad.
paul kinda notices that daryl looks uncomfortable with some things and they sit down and talk about it. it’s kind of uncomfortable and daryl’s squirming the whole time but by the end of it he’s feeling way better about everything.
he does love paul. it’s hard to figure out, he’s not exactly good at figuring out what he’s feeling, much less expressing it in a healthy way. but he feels really happy with paul, he feels really safe.
as much as he doesn’t want to do it, he really needs clear communication in a relationship. he’s not good figuring out if people are mad, he’s constantly on edge thinking they’re gonna snap because he can’t tell the difference between “not visibly happy” and “actively mad” bc of his childhood.
- Candles (I chose red for passion/romantic intent, and white for purification bc my angry ass needs it)
- Fully charged moon water
- Cheesecloth / Some fabric to strain the water and collect the herbs
- Stones of choice (I chose 3 red/pink stones for romantic intent and the clear quartz i used to charge my moon water)
- Optional : Incense (I just wanted something to smell nice tbh…)
- A Bath
- Start to fill the bath
- strain charged moon water into the bath
- collect the physical ingredients (herbs, clear quartz) in fabric
- remove quartz and tie up herbs tightly, toss em in the bath with you
- Get ur candles ready folks
- Place ur stones n stuff where you feel like
- Once ur in the bath, soak in the water and close your eyes
- Imagine the properties of the moon water soaking into your skin, picture the beauty of your body being wrapped in silky water, think about something you love
- Tell yourself you are beautiful and wise !! add that intent yall
- Let this bath be a time for inner peace and self love
- Once you feel light as air and that the intent you wanted has been secured in your mind n body, let the water drain, compost the herbs (and thank em for helpin out!) and put out anything thats lit
- I never towel dry, i always air dry after a bath spell so the water really absorbs into my skin
(this free time while ur soakin up the water is a rad time to bang if your usin a romantic intent, im js, but you can also just lay down and soak up that self love pals!!)
Happy witchin’ !! 💖 Obviously be careful of that fire also omg
I always had a feeling that you and I were meant to be together, but I can’t say I expected it to be like this. I guess that’s why it’s called falling, you never really see it coming. Though in this case, it felt more like skydiving. We didn’t just fall, we jumped, full of romantic intent. And I don’t think I could’ve ever found a better person to take such a risk with.
Maxwell Diawuoh, Request: “Falling in love with your best friend and having them love you back unconditionally”