Wasn’t there a saying that the people who are the most quiet notice the most/has the loudest thoughts?
Well in this case, meet Otabek.
Otabek is a character genuinely misunderstood by a lot of characters but adored by the fandom.
Here, we have this:
He takes off his sunglasses when he is talking to people, even when that person is JJ (who no character really likes all that much tbh). This is so respectful. He removes his glasses and makes eye contact when he is spoken to, even if he is just declining a simple offer. He’s badass, but he’s very, very polite.
At 18 years old and being the NATIONAL HERO of his country, he’s still very, very humble.
He positions his medal so that the media can get an easy shot of him. He’s making their lives easier. He’s looking out for them! And even though he just won gold, he doesn’t show any signs of being cocky. He simply, once again, makes solid eye contact with the camera, showing respect/care.
We have him here again, giving the photographers a clear shot of him; looking straight into the camera. He’s standing upright, being very, very proper. Furthermore, I find it so sweet that he’d rather cover up his medal and show his country’s flag instead! He truly puts his country’s pride above his own and I find that beautiful.
However, sometimes his elegant etiquette is misinterpreted as being perhaps too archaic for this generation of bubbly, emotional, and loud skating talents.
(Notice that his entire body is facing towards the person speaking to him, even though he later verbally expressed no interest in hanging around JJ.)
And even after JJ mocks him, he doesn’t reply or shoot back some snarky remark.
Instead, he politely declines JJ’s request in the most fucking formal way possible. Not breaking eye contact. What even.
Anyways, let’s move onto his adorable interest in Yuri. After meeting perhaps his inspiration ever, he gets called an asshole. BY HIS MUSE. BY HIS INSPIRATION. PROBABLY HIS ROLE MODEL.
What does he do? Otabae remains silent and simply walks away. He’s unconfrontational, unlike Yuri, but his silence is demanding.
And guess what, it immediately piques Yurio’s interest.
In the video, Yurio’s eyes trail after Otabek. Now Yurio’s curious about him.
Yurio has a weird tendency to look at Otabek this way. It’s almost as if Yurio somehwat reveres his presence. It makes sense because I’ve done a past meta on why Otabek is probably everything Yurio wants to be/likes (physically at least).
I think someone’s mentioned this before but Otabek arrives WAY TO COINCIDENTALLY FOR IT TO BE AN ACCIDENT. Like it or not, Otabek has always planned to talk to Yurio. Hell, he was probably driving around to try and find him…and of course, saves him instead.
AGAIN, OTABEK REMOVES HIS GLASSES WHEN HE’S TALKING TO SOMEONE. THIS BOY IS SO GENTLEMANLY.
And guess what? This cutie pie tosses YURIO a helmet. Because safety is cool kids.
can i just say, i’m really really proud of mark? he’s only 17 and he’s already being looked up to by singers and celebrities much older than him and based on the preview for snowball project you can tell he’s having so much fun and being so happy on the show making music and having the opportunity to make new friends. i’m very happy for him and i’m glad he’s getting the recognition he deserves, this boy is pure gold
Venus will be in Retrograde thru Aries/Pisces between March 6-April 15.
Venus Retrograde will influence your finances, relationships, sensuality, sense of beauty, and artistic abilities.
Retrogrades always influence everyone to certain degrees. But this retrograde is going to hit Aries, Pisces, (especially the Venus Signs) Taurus, and Libra the most.
Retrograde in Aries/Pisces is going to create a lot of assertive and impulsive behavior towards love and finance.
Retrograde in Aries/Pisces is going to have an air of illusion when it hits Pisces influences. Romance heightened but also illusions broke.
Right now we are in a long Jupiter Retrograde (Feb 9-June 8). The current Jupiter Retrograde is in Libra, there is a lot happening in talents, careers, and the body. Growth will be through reconnecting with family or old lovers. There is also the possibility of you and your partner reconnecting with your guy’s “old selves”, earlier parts of the relationship.
Pallas in Aries With Pallas in Aries, there’s a natural talent involving the physical body. They may excel in sports or anything that involves a lot of movement.
Pallas in Taurus Pallas in Taurus can find their talents through forms of Art and can be talented at handling money. These people tend to do well being stylists of any kind.
Pallas in Gemini With Pallas in Gemini, there is usually linguistic intelligence. These people can be excellent at communication, learning languages and even storytelling. They are quick to pick up or even adapt to forms of communication.
Pallas in Cancer With Pallas in Cancer, there’s natural emotional intelligence. There’s an ability to understand and even heal others emotionally. May be talented in anything regarding culinary, decor and teaching.
Pallas in Leo Pallas in Leo finds their talent through self-expression and anything creative. There’s an abundance of creativity present here and they make excellent leaders.
Pallas in Virgo With Pallas in Virgo, these people are talented at organizing and usually anything involving health. They can make excellent writers and planners especially! Pallas in Virgo really has an eye for detail as they are able to notice things others may not.
Pallas in Libra Pallas in Libra has a talent for social interactions and simply understanding relationships between humans. These people tend to understand, naturally, how humans interact with one another. They are also aesthetes and have an appreciation for all things beautiful.
Pallas in Scorpio With Pallas in Scorpio, there is intelligence through anything regarding the occult. They are extremely intuitive people and they are able to naturally understand others on a deeper level. They may be talented in things regarding death and sex as well.
Pallas in Sagittarius Pallas in Sagittarius is able to see the bigger picture. They are visionaries and they don’t necessarily think for themselves, but for others as well. They can be excellent life coaches and have an optimistic, fair view on life.
Pallas in Capricorn With Pallas in Capricorn, there’s a talent for being practical and they are exceptionally talented at planning as well. They usually understand the meaning and value of hard work. Pallas in Capricorn understands what they have to do in order to be successful.
Pallas in Aquarius Pallas in Aquarius is also talented at seeing the bigger picture and applying all their knowledge and creativity into a larger community. They are usually aware of what goes on universally and so they aspire to help out or even reach out to something bigger than them. They are visionary people.
Pallas in Pisces Pallas in Pisces is the most universally intelligent of all the Pallas signs because they don’t necessarily think of themselves, but of others instead. Through this they gain their talent of healing and compassion towards others. They can also be very creative and can have a good ear for music.
You checked yourself in the mirror, tucking your hair behind your ears and undoing the top two buttons of your dress to show just a little cleavage. Ugh, what am I doing?, you thought, buttoning back up. This is wrong. I’m only here to work and flirting is certainly not part of the job.
You had been working as a stylist for BTS for the past few months and the job came at the perfect time in your life. For the previous few years you had been working in New York in the costuming department for a theater group, preparing to get married. You thought everything in your life was going great until, one day, you came home to find your fiancé in bed with someone else. In that moment, your world crashed.
After spending a few months moping around feeling sorry for yourself, you decided to pack your bags and move to Seoul. You had some family living there and you thought this was the place you could start your life over again. A big part of your new job was being responsible for doing all alterations. It was tedious work and not very creative, but it was a foot in the door and the group members and all your coworkers were pretty nice to you.
You looked at the clock, it was 9pm. He would be here any minute. Checking the mirror one more time, you told yourself, Maybe I’ll just undo one button…