A little teaser of what I’m currently starting on. I decided to turn my genji sketch wip from my previous post into a blackwatch piece. So yeap edge Lord and his two edgy badass sons will be making their entrance. I’m so excited and I decide to work on gabe first and yeap really pleased with how he turn out. XD
I’ve been toying with the idea for a long time that some of the things Yuuri says, especially in the first couple episodes, are not exactly the truth and should be looked into farther. Honestly, we knew Yuuri was unreliable the moment the show opened–he referred to himself as “dime-a-dozen,” when he is literally the only male skater certified by the JSF within canonverse.
And he made it to the GPF, you know? He’s one of the top 6 skaters in the world, right off the bat! It took us a few episodes to understand Yuuri’s character to realize the context of these statements, but we figured out pretty early on that Yuuri is the embodiment of Unreliable Narrator™. Especially after ep10, jfc.
Anyway, why I’m bringing this up is because Kubo seemed to confirm a little theory of mine I’ve had stewing for a while and I wanted to share it with you.
So. Episode 1. The commemorative photo scene.
I wanna first establish that this scene took place before the banquet. During the series run, sometime just afterwards, and occasionally even now there’s debate over when that scene took place. It wouldn’t make sense to happen after the banquet because they’re not only still wearing the team jackets, but they’re also wearing passes
The outside sign has information about the competition
and Victor is talking to Yuri about his routines
which he probably wouldn’t do if it was up to a day later.
We know how the rest of the scene goes. Victor seems to not recognize Yuuri at all, mistakes him for a fan, asks if he wants a photo, and then Yuuri leaves, thoroughly humiliated. Or, at least, that’s Yuuri’s version of what happened. I think generally everything that was said got said, all the movements and series of events were the same, but the implications of the offer were different.
I have multiple anxiety disorders. When I remember something that I felt was a misstep or caused embarrassment, I always remember it slightly off. A person’s tone is more mocking or condescending, my reaction is worse than it was. There’s a lot of shame when it comes to anxiety and your mind immediately assumes you’re viewed to be–and are–on a lower pedestal than everyone else. Yuuri, clearly, has severe anxiety, so I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to think that, since this is from his perspective, maybe reality is a bit different than what he is able to give us.
Anyway, my thoughts had no basis, so I’ve kept them to myself, but then Kubo came out and said this:
and then the fanbase lit up in flames because Victor know Yuuri was a fan before the banquet. But this also implies one thing I got super excited about: Victor has seen him skate, before the commemorative photo scene.
meaning that everyone’s preconception that Victor mistook Yuuri for a fan has been completely blown out of the water.
So, why would Victor ask him about a photo then?
I think it’s important to keep in mind that Victor likes to make people feel good about their abilities. He likes teaching others, and he likes motivating them too. He gets pleasure out of seeing people rise to their potential.
Although he’s flighty and kind of an airhead, and tends to ignore what he doesn’t find interesting, I don’t think Victor would ignore the scorings or the competitors landing below 3rd place. Victor clearly knew that Yuuri fell to last place, hard. This is just speculation, but maybe Yuri mentioned to Victor the incident with Yuuri crying in the bathroom. Or, perhaps Victor had already seen the press about Yuuri: he’s notorious for losing his nerve during competitions and failing to meet his potential. When Yuuri goes down, he tends to crash and burn.
(also honda’s words imply yuuri usually performs very well)
Victor likes making people happy and better versions of themselves. Now he’s faced with the competitor who fell to last place, staring at him a few feet away. A competitor who is known for his anxiety and tendency to shy away from others. A competitor who just so happens to be a fan. So, what is Victor to do to help Yuuri feel better, or even open up a bit?
Initiate conversation. Try to reel him in to interacting with an open, non-threatening question and a tried-and-true welcoming smile.
Victor didn’t mistake Yuuri for a non-competing fan, he knew who Yuuri was and was just trying his best to make Yuuri feel better. Victor, as we’ve seen throughout the series, resorts to giving comfort through action rather than words first and foremost. Unfortunately for him, this is not what Yuuri needs.
It backfired. But I think Victor had good intentions. They were strangers so it’s not like Victor could just walk up and start a motivating speech. He tried to invite Yuuri to talk to him, someone Yuuri looked up to, and maybe they could talk and Victor could brighten his day?
Victor wasn’t very tactile, and Yuuri didn’t stand his ground and identify himself, so they got nowhere with that.
I’m so glad Kubo said this. This face looks like a combination of surprise and disappointment, perhaps not only in Yuuri rejecting him but also in himself for not being able to help.
and this face
looks more concerned and surprised that Yuuri showed rather than like “oh shit, he’s a competitor.”
Poor Yuuri. Poor Victor. They really need to communicate better.
Guess what guyssssss??? The fabulous @maerynn-blog and I have also been working on an illustrated fanfiction collab! I’m super excited about it! Mae will reblog with the story, then I’ll reblog that one. (Also here it is on ao3!)
ok well basically BTS (bangtan sonyeondan) is this group of 7 korean boys who make dope music and they’re basically a family (jin = mom, namjoon = dad, suga = uncle, jhope = aunt and the 3 youngest are the kids) and they debuted in june 2013. since then they’ve gotten HUGEE both in korea & internationally and this fandom is called ARMY and lemme warn u, once u join it’s pretty much a life sentence :’)
if u wanna get to know the members here’s a very brief intro:
Rap Monster (Kim Namjoon):
producer & writer of a lot of their songs
Bang PD (CEO of BigHit, their company) said he created BTS because of namjoon
so without him there wouldn’t have been bts ugh my heart has so much room for namjoon
ANYWAY. HE’S SUPER TALENTED AND HE’S ONLY 22, released a mixtape titled “RM” that got on the Top 50 Hip Hop Albums of 2015 by US SPIN which is amazing (you should take a listen)
known to break things he touches
is actually very soft and nerdy on days when he’s not Rap Monster aka spitting pure fire into the mic on stage
part of the 2 man No Dance Line with Jin (but honestly both of them are way better dancers than u and i will ever be)
posts outfit of the day pics on twitter with hashtag #KimDaily
Jin (Kim Seokjin):
oldest member, born in 1992
GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL AND FLAWLESS (AND HE KNOWS IT)
became trending as #cardoorguy after he walked out of their car to walk the red carpet in 2015 melon music awards because ppl wanted to know who this handsome bastard was
cooks for the other members :’) thus the nickname of being the mom in the group
likes the nickname of Pink Princess fans gave him
does mukbang shows called Eat Jin where he literally just eats food and gets super excited about it
voice of an angel
studies acting in university
the only one who can put suga in his place
Suga (Min Yoongi)
one of the 3 talented rappers of the group
released his mixtape this year “Agust D” (give it a listen) that literally slayed us all
struggled in his trainee days and talks about it in his mixtape
second oldest, born in 1993
not the most talkative but will be savage af when needs to be
aka doesn’t take anyone’s shit
also produces and writes their songs
his hair color changes like every single era but he somehow pulls off all of them???
has a tough exterior but is a soft ball of love past it :’)
J-hope (Jung Hoseok)
other half of 94 line
LITERAL BALL OF SUNSHINE WITH A BRIGHT PERSONALITY THAT LIGHTS UP ANY ROOM HE WALKS IN
DANCING MACHINEEEE HOLY SHIT if you watch his “Hope on the street” videos on their v app channel or any bts performance video you’ll see what i mean
helps the other members with choreo
used to be a street performer before BTS. learned rapping after he joined and he’s hella good at it (listen to his track 1 verse)
when will bighit release his forehead again
loudest of all of them lmao
JImin (Park Jimin)
the other half of 95z
(the reason why i got into bts)
his vocal skills are also 10/10, hits them high notes as precisely as he hits the choreo
I WILL NEVER BE OVER HIS THIC THIGHS #thicthighssavelives
a selfless cinnabon, too pure for this world. puts the members before himself, always. it kills me how much he loves them. like he will tweet the most supportive things, is the photographer of #kimdaily and always praises them before himself ughhhhhhhhhh my heart
his solo song Lies did really well, ranked #2 after their title track on melon charts
V (Kim Taehyung)
other half of 95z (btw if you want to know more about 95z or the other ships, that will have to be another post because i have A LOT to say about them)
HAVE U EVER SEEN A HUMAN LOOK SO ANIME THO???
listen to his deep voice to understand how wonderful of a singer he is
actor!!! going to debut in his upcoming drama Hwarang soon :’)
cutie with a soft spot for dogs, his late grandma, babies, and jimin
very kind hearted and pure soul
rude af on stage tho (if you saw the taejin moment during MAMA u know what i mean)
Jungkook (Jeon Jeongguk)
maknae (youngest member), born in 1997 but does not act like it at all
nicknamed ‘golden maknae’ cause he can do literally everything and do them well (even bowling)
talented af. triple threat (sings, dances and raps)
his hyungs all dote on him so much :’)
its moving how much he quietly cares for them (his solo song Begin was written based on how he felt like the other members raised him since he joined kpop industry at such a young age and that meant being away from home since he was like 14)
MEGA EXTRA. SO FUCKING EXTRA WITH EVERYTHING
has a thing for plain tees
has one celeb friend, yugeom from got7 :’)
a walking human meme
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE FEEL FREE TO MSG!! hope this helps
- Who in your otp had the Emo phase in high school?
- Who loves breakfast foods?
- Who washes the dishes while the other dries?
- Who likes to drive?
- Who is more organized?
- Who likes to go outside and who is the hermit?
- Who gets super excited about everything?
- Who likes to eat spicy food?
- Who is the one who kills the bugs?
- Who loves to cook?
- Who is the one who gets the other to try new things?
- Who is more protective?
- Who likes PDA more?
- Who would go and do something stupid for 20.00$?
- Who is the one who eats too much?
- Who is the one who lies awake at night if they don’t have the other’s arms around them?
- Who would be the one to cry at their wedding?
- Who buys all the parenting books?
- Who is the one that tries to cook but can’t?
- Who would cheer on the other in an act of stupidity?“
- Who would get the tattoo of their lover’s name?”
- Who would wear the other’s clothes in public?
- Who is the caring one who would do anything for you in an instant?
- Who constantly laughs at themselves?
- Who brings home a stray dog and begs the other to keep it?
- Who proposes?
- Who takes forever in the bathroom?
- Who bounces their leg up and down constantly?
- Who is the one who doesn’t study and aces their exams?
- Who is the one who can’t stop laughing when they are tired?
Emma, I think quite a few people initially thought Harry got a beard this week to counteract the content of what was in the album. They thought it must be a Larry fest, otherwise why bring her in to try and prove that he's het? Obviously, we haven't heard the songs or know the exact lyrics, but that doesn't appear to be the case at this point and as a result I think people are panicking and questioning then why she was brought in.
i totally understand why people get upset, but they need to realize that they’re getting upset because of the expectations that THEY set. this is why i wasn’t one who got super excited about harry in the rainbow flag pin or the pink artwork related to the album - because i was here in 2014 and i remember what it’s like to get your hopes up that a coming out or at least some more honesty is inches away on the horizon when it’s just not. this is why i’ve always fought back against the people trying to claim that he’s in the glass closet because among the vast majority of people in the general public and a shitload of his fans, he isn’t. they’re not reading clues the way that larries are, they’re not interpreting his lgbtq+ support as anything more than him being an ally, and so on and so forth. i know it’s really difficult to control your expectations, but it’s so fucking necessary for survival in this fandom because the highs (like when sweet creature was released) are really high, but damn, man, the lows (like yesterday when we started getting these super het sexual lyrics) are really fucking low and therefore a huge drop and i think that’s really painful for people. so i think everyone needs to prepare themselves better for that and i think everyone needs to recognize that harry’s team is going to be playing both sides of the fandom until the second he’s out of the closet because this is the music industry and they care about making money and keeping as many of his fans around as possible. and as we’ve repeated many times, he’s not out until he’s out, and heterosexual bullshit and stunt/beard relationships, all of that, are part of the reality of the closet for him and louis - always have been, and likely will be until the end. and that sucks for them and i know it sucks for us to watch, especially when people were hopeful for change and a more honest, genuine look at who harry styles is with this album, but it’s the reality of the situation.
Do you guys realize that they are gonna have such an issue with the amount of robins and/or batgirls one day, that it’s probably going to be cannon that Jason and Dick were Robin at the same time? Or Damian and Tim? Just so Bruce can stay under the age of 40?
One day Damian is gonna be like 19 and DC is gonna swear to us up and down that Bruce hasn’t even hit over the age of 30. All of us are looking at the rest of the family like “bro how are none of them aging?!” And it’s like “oh Tim is 20 though, he can almost drink "lol” and “Dick is in his mid 20’s oh no! Getting too old!!” And “But Jason is just 23” and “Bruce might be 28….and a half”
Worst case scenario, they are gonna introduce another Robin that gets super popular, and everyone is so excited about this one, but unfortunately for this one to stick around they reaaaaaaally need to get rid of the least popular one at the current time after that new one, (Jason or Tim?? Idk) or change up the background of that one “unpopular” Robin so completely, so that that character can still be around…they just aren’t affiliated with the batfamily as much anymore. (Like saying Jason was trained by someone else, etc., who knows man)
Or even weirder, they are gonna be like “oh well Damian came around at the age of 5, that’s when Bruce-man found out about him, he was still a little jackass that he had to train him out of, along with being re-potty trained because lord knows that change affects kids man.
That last one is a stretch, but I swear, even now at 4-6 robins DC is pushing it, and Batman is pushing it.
So I’m super excited about this one! I’ve been working for a couple months on a series of space posters featuring planets, dwarf planets (yes, we still love you, Pluto), and spacecraft, and I’ve finally—finally!—reached a point where they’re about ready to be shown off. I’ll be posting them one at a time over the next several weeks as I put the finishing touches on each one.
A ton of time, effort, and love has gone into this series, and I hope that you like it as much as I do!
“Somewhere near a man has just taken his last breath. His eyes are still open.”- The Heart
It’s that time of year again where we hold our High Chaos and Low Chaos Week events! As always, we start off the summer with High Chaos Week which will be held in the end of June. I am excited to say this will the fandom’s THIRD year partaking in this event! Super exciting! Let’s make this one even better!
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my initial claim was based on how cecil spoke about the impending end of the world in episode 76 [Best Of?], that he spoke of it urgently, like there wasnt enough time to escape their inevitable future but enough time to speak to his listeners one last time. It was not an instantaneous apocalypse, as he was able to broadcast his goodbyes, and it wasnt a slow apocalypse as he spoke like he was already out of time.
In episode 109 huntokar says “I could see it as it was about to happen, i could see the flash and the tower of fire, the heat that transforms a body into only its shadow. The slow sickness and the dying of crops, I could see starvation and a winter thst would not end”.
Heres some technical stuff about the effects post bomb:
the flash and tower of fire refers to the moment of impact when the bomb goes off and the mushroom cloud left behind it.
a nuclear shadow refers to the imprint left in a persons shadow after being hit with a nuclear bomb. A nuclear bomb can vaporize a person nearly instantly, but the impact doesnt bend around them. Look at your shadow, its there because the sun cant pass through you. A nuclear bomb emits thermal radiation that bleaches anything it comes in contact with, since the human body absorbs those rays the shadow behind them is left completely untouched. The only remnants of the victim is the very shadow they left at the time of their demise. Terrible, isnt it?
the slow sickness and dying of crops is radiation poisoning. The symptoms cal showed in 108 were vomiting, spontaneous bleeding, hair loss, and severe fatigue. All of these symptoms are commonly associated with radiation poisoning.
post nuclear fallout there is something known as nuclear winter, which was a term coined in 1982 in fact. The fire inevitably left behind from a nuclear bomb would produce smoke that would rise into thr upper stratosphere and be heated by the sun and blanket the earth. This blocks out the sun causing the surface temperature of earth to drop drastically.
although huntokar never explicitly SAYS nuclear bomb… Its a nuclear bomb.
the relationship between the distant prince, the woman from italy, and huntokar
granted, i just said they ARE related, not how
but now we know that theyre all gods older than time
night vale is in a separate reality from the rest of the world
admittedly im super excited about this one, the rest of the theory had come up as a result of episode 108 but ive believed night vale to exist in a different reality since the strex arc so it feels super good to be proven right.
my previous theory stated mt belief that night vale isnt in the same reality as the rest of us foe a handful of reasons
most notably, night vale is just weird. But thats not news
after the events of a certain valentines day the people of night vale had reached out to the american government for help, but the government brushed it off as some kind of prank calling their distress cry “creative”. Additionally as its been shown many times before, although they exist, cecil doesnt know states. In episode 106 filings he sees a map of america that the new intern brought in. He said it was america but it was wrong somehow, the states were wrong. This displays a disconnect between night vale and the rest of the world, while they can communicate and acknowledge one another neither is fully aware of the other at any given time.
time is weird in night vale, starting with cecil broadcasting the actual founding of night vale on night vale community radio before the radio existed, broadcasting the story of his fling with marconi while he was still inventing the radio, the both slow and inconsistent rate at which cecil ages, carlos said it himself. Time just doesnt work in night vale. In episode 55 university of what it is a representative from the college comes to night vale looking for carlos saying hes been missing for decades. At that point carlos had only been in night vale for, what, three years? And yet hes been missing for forty to the rest of the world.
in this episode however im proven correct, in an attempt to save night vale huntokar removed in from the reality in which the world was about to end and put it somewhere else,in a different reality entirely. Not only do we know for certain that night vale isnt in our reality but we even know WHY its not! Thats so much more than i could have possibly hoped for
i couldnt be happier. Finally after four years my disconnected reality theory is confirmed. Im proud but im also terrified of the implications.
This theory is about the state of night vale and maybe, just maybe, somewhere else.
A misunderstanding during the cold war when a test bomb drop was mistaken for a real one leading to america and the ussr to launch their arsenal of nuclear weapons at one another. This is the bomb that approached night vale to obliterate it. Huntokar was a merciful god and decided to save her town from it on impulse, pulling night vale from reality a (our reality) and putting it into reality b (night vales reality). The consequence of this however was that the reality among all possible night vales cracked and merged. All of the realities merging together is likely the reason for all the weird stuff that happens in night vale, they arent blended together smoothly, chances are certain realities are more profound in certain places than others. For instance, the house that doesnt exist. The reality is mixed in that though visible its less prevalent than the reality in which it doesnt exist. (In my initial theory I had proposed that huntokar, the woman from italy, and the distant prince were trying to merge the realities, while im not wrong in the fact that theyre combining it seems that it wasn’t an intentional thing.)
While some realities assimilated entirely into others, SOME didnt mix in that way. Some are still defined travel between is possible but ill advised. While some night vales remained night vale i believe its possible that some, a certain one in particular, didnt.
The peace among the gods is a delicate treaty, other more malicious gods are fascinated by night vale, in order to protect her true night vale huntokar offered them certain versions of night vale for them to play out their sadistic fantasies. I want you to consider the following very carefully: desert bluffs.
Desert bluffs is obviously invariably linked to night vale, mirror roles, mirror events… Remember who ruled desert bluffs, who ruled strex.
A smiling god.
We havent heard from kevin or thought about desert bluffs in a while but remember him? The smiling god, regardless of his smile he was clearly malicious manipulating the residents into joining strex and enslaving themselves to its violence and it’s evil. He then tried to take night vale as well.
I think its possible, likely even, that desert bluffs was once another night vale, given to the smiling god to appease him and stop him from harming huntokars night vale. He used it as his canvas to play out the strex arc watching the residents futile resistance against an inevitable future.
Hey, I’m one too. But if you’re one of those people giving anyone super excited about Black Panther any kind of shit or trying to say WW is ‘better’ because it’s not about a man… kindly shut ALL the way the fuck up. All the way. The fuck up. Seeing a black king as your hero, and seeing black men and (dark skinned) women in a setting that utterly stomps the Eurocentric idea that African nations are backward technology deserts devoid of innovation and beauty and culture, an idea that comes from imperialism, from the damages done by imperialism, and which FURTHERS imperialism and racism today… is awesome. And important. There’s a lot of VERY IMPORTANT THINGS that this movie is doing and even if it’s not for you, you can be happy that folks who need to see a movie like this (perhaps as much as you needed to see Wonder Woman?) are excited about it.
Also, as much as we did have black and brown amazons, they had less screen time and few speaking lines. The fact that folks are identifying more with the women of Wakanda over the Amazons isn’t something to have a hissy fit over; be GLAD For them, that they’re getting something that’s been terribly precious for all of us, yes, but especially for many black women. Maybe we can take this as a rallying cry to get Artemis into a future Justice League movie, huh?
Dear Black Panther Fans,
I’m here too, though I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not black and it just can’t mean the same things to me.. But I get that there were problems with Wonder Woman. I realize that while Artemis looked awesome, she had precious few lines. I realize that while the senator was there, and a senator, she was never named on screen. I realize that they could have done better; no excuses here for what they just flat didn’t do. However, Diana is not played by a white actress but a middle eastern one, a visibly, audibly JEWISH one. Wonder Woman gave us some good, historical First Nations representation, Middle Eastern representation, and allowed a character with canonical psychiatric issues to exist and never asked him to ‘overcome’ his PTSD and kill people to be a hero. It also gave us a superhero movie without the male gaze, something that has literally made multiple people burst out in tears.
You’ve got every right to tell WW fans giving you shit to fuck all the way off. But this movie was important for a lot of PoC too, so like… carte blanche dismissing the movie itself as ‘for white women’ is unnecessary and kinda reductionist as it erases a lot of people. The movie didn’t give you what you need and I’m sorry it didn’t. They could have done better. And I’m glad we’re getting something that DOES, a movie that looks like it’s going to blow the doors off and slam some Afrofuturism into the public space in a big way that’s been a long time coming. But there’s no reason to bash what WW did for some folks who’ve also never seen someone like them get the time of day. There are MUCH better targets out there and going after WW in such a wholesale way because it’s popular right now makes me really really tired.
PS WW Fans,
We already got our movie and we know it’s good. We got it and we can celebrate it and love it. The BP folks are living off trailers right now, and we remember what that was like, being afraid that the Powers That Be would diminish what we were seeing or undermine the wonderful things we were hoping for. So it’s time for us to be goddamn graceful about it, kay?