the elegant and the weird

One of the things I adore about the banquet reveal was how well everything came together at once, and you get this epiphany moment I hadn’t experienced since reading Fight Club for the first time. It pulled together not only the most obvious pieces of the story (e.g., poor Victor’s desperation to get laid in the first 3 episodes), but also the tiniest lines, and the latter is what I wanna talk about. 

The attention to detail on this show makes me lose my mind. There’s so much work that has to be done to get foreshadowing to work properly; I think your audience should be smacking themselves with the realization that “we were told, but we didn’t listen!” and YOI  managed to do that with at least a couple short lines that came quickly and unassumingly and left just as quick. The first line I noticed was in the first episode, and it’s something Yuuko says after Yuuri performs Stammi Vicino for her: 

“A perfect copy of Victor.” You have no idea how much that line bothered me, because, based on all the evidence we had in the first couple episodes, there was no reason Yuuri should be a perfect copy of Victor! Stammi is a song about longing for another/something and not being able to reach them/it. We knew early on what this song means to Yuuri; we knew already that Victor was Yuuri’s idol and Yuuri’s version of the skate could easily be (and probably is/was) about him. Yuuri was where he perceived to be at the rock bottom of his life, so it makes sense for him to feel that sort of longing. Therefore, the comparison to Victor, a playboy at the top of the world who can have anything/one he wants at any moment, seemingly made no sense. 

(Funnily enough, I remember tagging a gifset of Victor skating Stammi with something along the lines of “i’d like to see his skating post-yuuri, i’m interested in how different it would be,” oh past me, you had a big storm comin!)

The other one occurred in episode 5 at the Japanese regionals. During Yuuri’s Eros, he says this:

And I remember being like “?????what????why????” well-crafted shows never bring attention to something we already know about unless it’s incredibly important to the story. 

We all know the original Eros story: playboy comes into town, seduces most beautiful woman, leaves her heartbroken in the end. The moment Yuuri identified himself with the woman in the story in episode 3, the woman becomes a stand-in for Yuuri. Any time the woman is mentioned after this point, it’s specifically about Yuuri. 

Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, Yuuri changes the story around. The woman, Yuuri himself, leaves at the end of the story and breaks the heart of playboy instead. I think at this point in the series, it’s valid to identify Victor with the playboy since, you know, that’s who Yuuri’s trying to seduce outside of the story. 

(lol also they have a shot of Victor when he says “love-crazed couple,” like……subtle guys…….)

Now, there’s a difference between lines for the audience and lines for the characters. I think this one falls under both categories. 

Pre-banquet reveal, this can only be interpreted as character development for Yuuri. He’s gaining confidence and can create the idea that he could have the power over another person to break their heart. This is a huge step for Yuuri and his self worth. 

That’s the line in-canon, or the line for the characters as I said above. Here’s the line as for the audience. 

Post-banquet reveal, we can now interpret that line as a massive hint to us about the true Eros story! The sentence is not only Yuuri’s progression through his arc, but also foreshadowing for the audience to pick up on later! 

I love this show!!

(moral of story: if something you’re watching or reading has a line, or a look, or an event that’s repeated or specifically brought attention to, even in the most casual way, it’s probably something you should look for later. it’s gonna be important.)

The signs and their pairings in 'Hannibal'
  • Aries: Hannigram
  • Taurus: Hannibal and Will
  • Gemini: Lecter and Graham
  • Cancer: Considerably elegant asshole and eternally uncombed dogman
  • Leo: Weird psychotherapist and not less weird patient
  • Virgo: The pair where someone eternally have tryng to kill the other one
  • Libra: Murder Husbands
  • Scorpio: Psychopath-cannibal and unstable profiler
  • Sagittarius: The pair that fall down into the sea
  • Capricorn: A three-piece suits and shabby checked shirts
  • Aquarius: No-eyebrowns gourmet and uncombed fishman
  • Pisces: Mr. "They definetely love each other" and Mr. "Platonic love"
the signs inspired by people I know

Aries:sweetheart, very active, loud laugh, stylish, makes friends easily, feisty when mad, loves dogs, lowkey emotional, fast walk, very social, loves sweets/candy, always on point, distinct noses, fast movements, strong eyebrows

Taurus: show off, gossips a lot, cute laugh, good sense of humour, extreme lowkey bitch, lives on netflix, the most stubborn people, glistening eyes, sensual, likes to joke around a lot, probably has a cute little sneeze

Gemini: hilarious, very smart, loves socializing, show off, curses a lot, hides their true self, very energetic, so loud, total flower crown girls, very expressive, loves the outdoors, straight savages, manipulates to get out of situations

Cancer: cries often, is actually powerful af, good sense of humour, very bad luck, pretty weird, gleaming eyes, insecure af, loves sleep, netflix addicts, always cracking jokes, loves to party, loves swimming

Leo: hair is perfect 24/7, charismatic, louder than they think, fierce eyes, witty, can be shy but also outgoing, loves little animals, hopeless romantics, beautiful laughs, loves music, many facial expressions, wild cuties, athletic bodies, unrecognized geniuses

Virgo: worries what people think of them, social, stressed is not a mood it’s a personality, petty af omg, can be really selfish, lowkey horny, bedroom eyes, quiet beauty, big chested, loves a weird genre of music & no one around them understands why, recognized geniuses

Libra: quiet & shy, dirty sense of humour, can be actual bitches, but are sweethearts deep down, beautiful eyes, has a lot of friends, loves clothes shopping, parties often, likes to make people laugh, wants everyone to get along

Scorpio: cutest people ever, very sensitive, great sense of humour, talented at many things, pretty sexy;), SUPER WEIRD, amazing laughs, real romantics, more than meets the eye, so so dramatic, chill af but can also be a worry wart (paranoia to the max)

Sagittarius: lives of the party, popular af, very clumsy, weird laughs lol, cuties, honestly scared even though they don’t show it, longest legs, obsessed with their friends, likes photography and/or videography, wants to travel everywhere

Capricorns: obsessed with their family, strict, can be so fun, good sense of humour, loves to work for some reason, an actual meme in a person, scared of getting into a real relationship, classic romantic, elegant

Aquarius: hands down funniest people, quirky and weird AF omg, contagious laughs, different, sparkling eyes, huge hearts, generous, music freaks, adorable, petty when mad, so intelligent, lovely smiles, most awkward people on the planet

Pisces: smol cinnamon rolls af, giggles so much, can be quite deviant, idealistic, probably has a lot of weird dreams, enjoys reading, sparkling eyes, lovely laughs, hilarious when confused, can be fuckboys but usually sweethearts, very giving and selfless, spiritual

4

Weird fact about me: I always wanted a beautiful, elegant home, but a bathroom that’s inexplicably weird and makes guests uncomfortable. That’s my very specific brand of humour. So here we have our shrine to Tommy Wiseau on top of our toilet, complete with signed photo.

And yes, that is a poop joke above it. It was supposed to be an inspiring quote but me and Alex couldn’t stop laughing at how different it could be when placed in a lavatory. The uncomfortable air is only compounded by the fact the rest of the bathroom looks genuinely normal and quite pretty.

House rule is that you must give thanks to Tommy for a successful bathroom visit.

Book recs for Slytherins!

Gif source | More recs: slytherin (pt. 2),  hufflepuff (pt. 1 and pt. 2), ravenclaw (pt. 1 and pt. 2), gryffindor (pt. 1 and pt. 2) | text by @viegsen and @juan-nieves

House traits: ambitious, cunning, resourceful, shrewd, achievement-oriented, planner, strong leader, sense of self-preservation, disregard for rules, self-interested, exclusive (but with strong ties within exclusive groups)

  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, by Oscar Wilde - horror - Slytherins care a lot about power, we know that much. Power comes from different sources and in different forms though, and in this classic you’ll find a man that goes above and beyond to gain the particular kind of power that comes with youth and beauty, and he will do anything to maintain it. On top of all that, this book has a really weird/great mix of decadence and elegance that gives it a very unique feel that I think a Slytherin would quite appreciate.
  • SNOBS, by Julian Fellowes - fiction - Set in England in the 1990s, Snobs is a kind of fictional tell-all on Edith Lavery, a social climbing young woman who is determined to marry well, and ends up nabbing a kind but extremely dull Earl. Edith is perfectly aware that she is marrying a man who bores her to death for his money and position, and the reader follows this unapologetically cunning and ambitious woman as she navigates the ups and downs of life in the British upper class.
  • THE PRINCE, by Machiavelli - non fiction - In what is possibly the most Slytherin work ever, Machiavelli breaks with the Catholic doctrine of his time to counsel princes that the actions of State leaders need not be guided by the morality of the common man. The ends of the Prince (survival, honor, glory) justify the means used to achieve them. This has greatly influenced the Realist theory of International Reations, and Niccòlo’s advice is still interesting even for the non-politically inclined Slytherin: for example, the advice that a Prince should not leave his fate to chance, but rather make his own fortune, through hard work, prudence, virtue (not the Catholic kind), risk-taking and the ability to adapt to different circumstances.
  • PERFUME, by Patrick Süskind - historical fiction; horror - Ok, so you might think this book only highlights the more stereotypical side of the Slytherin house, but hear me out: here you have a story that portrays ambition, dedication, power, and clearly set goals in a way that you don’t really find in a lot of books. You get the chance to read about a man who is capable of doing anything in order to fulfill his goal, and who learns how to deal with people in a way that benefits him. What is also great about this book is that you get to read about a kind of power that is not really related to money, but to something that you might not even associate with the idea of power: smells. This books is also written beautifully, in such a way that you don’t even understand how descriptions of filth and shit can sound so poetic.
  • DEVIL IN WINTER, by Lisa Kleypas - historical romance - Cunning, resourceful and quite amoral, the “hero” of this novel is your quintessential Slytherin. He made some (less than favourable) appearances in other novels in this series (which you don’t have to read in order), and in Devil in Winter, he enters into a marriage of convenience with a woman he barely knows (who’s escaping abusive relatives) because she’s a heiress. Now isn’t it adorable when a Slytherin falls in love and puts all that ruthlessness and shrewdness in service of their loved one?
  • THE HEIRESS EFFECT, by Courtney Milan - historical romance - There is no question that the hero in this historical romance is a huge Slytherin. A son of a farmer who is making his way to the top, he is really, really, REALLY ambitious, a natural leader, and not above doing extremely morally dubious things to achieve his ends, either. Would he give up all his plans for the love of a woman who is wrong for him in every way?
  • MASTER OF CROWS, by Grace Draven - fantasy romance - Master of Crows is about Silhara, a renegade wizard who is tempted into selling his soul for the promise of limitless power, and Martise, a slave who volunteers to spy on him and betray him in order to win her own freedom. As they fall in love, their needs and ambitions pull them in different directions.
  • DIPLOMACY, by Henry Kissinger - non fiction - If you’re a Slytherin who’s into history or politics, this is fascinating stuff. Kissinger writes about some of History’s greatest leaders and diplomats, like Richelieu, Metternich and Bismarck, and discusses at length the power plays in international politics.
  • THE GREAT GATSBY, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - fiction - I mean… do I even have to say anything? If they read Muggle books, this one (a super rare first edition or something like that, probably) would totally be in the Malfoys’ personal library.
  • THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, by Isabel Allende - magical realism - A family saga where class and ambition are very clearly depicted. Two things make it even better and add a bit of diversity to the Slytherin house: it’s focuses on three generations of women, and it’s set in a Latin American country.
  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS, by Emily Brontë - romance - Ah, if this isn’t a great source of Slytherin angst! Besides Catherine and Heathcliff’s dramatic love story that most of you probably know pretty well, here it’s precisely in Heathcliff that you get to see just how effectively Slytherins can use their drive and resourcefulness to get where they want in life.
  • FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, by Thomas Hardy - romance - Bathsheba Everdene, a young and independent woman, comes into an inheritance that leads her to Weatherbury, where she has to deal with tons of shitty people and difficult situations in order to make a name for herself in a time and place where women are at a clear disadvantage. You’ll find in Bathsheba a clever Slytherin woman that knows exactly her worth; who uses her ambition, intelligence and resourcefulness to be the master of her own life and destiny, and to build a place for her within a society that continually tries to dominate her.
  • CRAZY RICH ASIANS, by Kevin Kwan - contemporary - There are lots of threads to this book. You have super rich, ultra-elitist people who will do anything to stop the “undesirables” from marrying into their Noble and Most Ancient family. You have ambitious, cunning people who would trample all over everyone, including their children, to achieve their ends. You also have privileged but kind people trying to balance their wants with what is expected of them by their family and their social circle. Lots of Slytherins in this highly entertaining story. The sequel China Rich Girlfriend is already out, btw.

ouroborosasunder  asked:

Top five bird species?

ooh, toughie!

#1- American Crow

I love these guys. The lore and all surrounding them is great not to mention the aesthetic posts hehe and I just really love their build and intelligence. There are three that always hang around my yard I call them The Three Amigos. Good dark bois overall

#2- Barn Owl

I guess I have a soft spot for every owl kinda, but barn owls take the cake for me. They’re just so weird looking and elegant and creepy at the same time and I love their colors.

But really

really

#3- ChickeNs. All chickens

what further evidence do you need??

#4- Scarlet Macaw

In third grade my teacher would have weekly student NatGeo magazines to read after we finished our work and one day there was an article on scarlet macaws and it BLEW MY MIND that big beautiful Lisa Frank birds were a thing that existed on this planet just chilling in the jungle. I was kinda obsessed with macaws for about a year and a half and I really wanted one. Like really bad but my parents knew I couldn’t take care of one. I do think that was where I started really loving birds.

I also had an imaginary friend that was a scarlet macaw and she was lit. I had a ton of imaginary friends but I consider her the ringleader of em. I probably will own one when I’m older still, even if it won’t go on adventures with me at the SeaWorld water park or love making sandwiches and watching infomercials.

#5- Killdeer Plover

I remember the first time I ever saw these goofs running around the schoolyard and little me was automatically in love with their stripey heads and really funny run. I don’t know why these dapper lads are so overlooked on birblr tbh

look at em go!!


Honorable mentions to penguins, pigeons, and carakillers

anonymous asked:

But you're a dancer, right? Are you a dancer or are you just willowy as hell? Cause you move very nicely, it looks v elegant. That sounds hella weird, but like you just have nice movement. I like the way you move. (I sang that little bit like that song. There was a little dance with it, but I am not a dancer and therefore it was NOT willowy or elegant. It's more like a chicken-esque head bob with a single ladies-adjacent hand motion.)

Get a person who can do BOTH.

But yeah. I dance. XD -arin

Sleepless Nights (Newt x Reader) Pt. 2

Part 1 Part 3Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8

dedication to: @newt-scamander-imagine bc they are so incredibly sweet!

Chapter 2
a/n: The ending almost made me cry. Prepare.
Word count: 2000+
Warnings: angst, panic attack, and self-hate

^^^

For the remainder of the day, Newt avoided talking to you, or even looking at you. He spent the day out with Tina, doing Merlin knows what. Queenie knew exactly how hard this was for you and was always directing sympathy-filled looks towards you which you absolutely despised.

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There’s this thing about soulmates - everybody believes it, even if they shouldn’t and there’s absolutely no science to prove it (Arnold looked): your soulmate will find you when you need them the most. It’s a promise a lot of people cling to. A surprising amount of depressed people, suicidal people, dead people, are ones who have already met their soulmates. It’s like they don’t have that hope left anymore.

Arnold Cunningham doesn’t think his interest in that is morbid. It’s just something he likes to think about, sometimes. Something he knows a lot about. Something he really wishes his high school self hadn’t put as much stock in.

High school was rough for Arnold; really rough. The loser kid in all bad teen movies? That was him, except he never got hot and he never got popular. Or smart. Or a girlfriend. Or a trophy for winning a football championship, or prom king, or… whatever else he even wanted, back then. Honestly, most of high school is a blur; Arnold blocked it right out. Because there’s a whole bunch of pain there he dealt with for a long, long time.

College happened, though, and there things started looking up. Arnold met Nabulungi; he moved out of his parents’ place. He graduated with a degree in Sociology, International Studies minor, and could look his parents in the eye even when they said he’d never make it ‘out there.’ Well, ‘out there’ like energetic people, and if there’s one thing Arnold’s got - it’s energy.

Growing up helped him realize that; he started finding his strengths and weaknesses. He found his first friend, his first girlfriend, first heartbreak, and first post-grad roommate were all the same person, and he loved her through all of it. Arnold found himself a job, with room for advancement, and for once in his life Arnold finds himself stable, confident - almost happy.

There is the thought, always lurking, that maybe the worst time of his life isn’t in the past; going to nose dive and find himself scrambling, and that’s when his soulmate will turn up, but Arnold’s decided to stay optimistic.

“Chin up!” Naba always calls, on his way out the door.

Ma ha nei bu!” He calls back.

It’s their thing, from college. Back when Arnold was a fumbling freshmen, and Naba the novel student from Uganda, they’d been assigned a group project in one of their pre-req classes. Something boring, useless, and way too time consuming. Of course, neither of them knew that until about two nights before, facing down a presentation and two exams by Friday.

“We’re, uh… we’re gonna make it?” Arnold offered. “We’re gonna be okay. I think.”

Hasa diga,” Nabulungi muttered. “We need to get to work.”

So they worked. They worked and they worked and they worked, and at three in the morning when they realized they definitely weren’t getting any sleep Arnold went and bought coffees for them both from the campus Starbucks.

That’s the first time Nabulungi actually looked at him, he thinks, and not just through him.

“Ma ha nei bu,” she said, softly. “That is… 'thank you.’”

Naba hadn’t met her soulmate then; neither had Arnold.

“There are no guarantees,” she ventured, one night. “We could always… try?”

Yeah! I mean, yes, we, uh, we sure can; and it’ll be great. Do you want to?”

They weren’t soulmates, and it was obvious from the start. Arnold wanted his to save him from himself; Naba wanted hers so she could finally be happy. Neither of them got what they wanted.

The break up was… bad. Arnold doesn’t know if it was as bad as high school, but it was pretty damn bad. Just in a different way.

But they worked well together. They still do, and that’s why they’re living together, and friends again. Nabulungi Hatimbi is always there for Arnold, and he’s never been more grateful for someone in his life.

It makes him wonder about his soulmate, though. What they’ll be like. Who they are. Since they’re not Nabulungi, who the hell are they going to be? What kind of person even says what Arnold’s got on his skin, anyway? What-

Arnold’s going to drive himself crazy with all the questions. He rolls his eyes, and flicks on the radio.

“-partly cloudy with a chance of rainy skies tomorrow night, but otherwise, a nice, bright, sunny couple of days!”

“Cool cool,” Arnold murmurs to himself, checking his mirrors. “Sunshine for the weekend, heck yeah.”

It’s a Friday night in February. The sun is setting later and later every day on Arnold’s drive back from work. Soon there won’t be any trace of it going down at five; it’ll stay high in the sky until almost nine o'clock. He’s hitting the favorite part of his drive, too, the one he can only enjoy with the sun out, beaming over everything: the bridge. It’s a tall bridge, stretched across a pretty shallow river, but that’s what happens when you live in a drought state. The construction is beautiful, though. Arnold feels suspended, driving across it, like he’s flying and his little Jetta will shoot right out into the sky, instead of across more asphalt. Thin cables stretch high above drivers’ heads; the bridge is elegant, almost beautiful. To Arnold, it’s a work of art.

But there’s something weird today. The light is strange, with the way the sun looks behind a cloud. It’s… red. Eerie. Arnold tries to shrug it off, but now the slender cables don’t seem as effortless as they do just scary. He glances around for something else to look at.

There, off to his right; there’s something… somebody. That’s somebody standing on the edge of the bridge. Is there a sidewalk over there? That’d be kind of nice. Maybe Arnold can take a walk out here, sometime, and-

The person isn’t standing on a sidewalk. They’re standing on the edge, holding onto a cable and leaning out. Arnold drives past them, staring.

Then slams on his breaks.

There’s a chorus of horns around him, punctuated with profanity and the sound of squealing tires as the cars behind him swerve into the left lane, but Arnold doesn’t listen. He throws his car into park; he jumps out the door.

“Hey!” he yells, running back along the side of the highway. “Hey, wait!”

The person doesn’t move.

It’s a guy, he sees, once he’s close enough. Arnold’s glasses are slipping and it’s hard to get a clear view, but like hell is he going to stop now. The man’s hand grips the cable like it’s the only thing holding him back, and… Arnold’s scared.

“Hey,” he repeats. He’s only a few feet away from where the guy stands, now. “Hey, hey, buddy, I think you should- you should get down from there. Y'know? Just- stop, breathe, think, for a second. This… this isn’t what you wanna do.”

- @elderxprice

zephra85  asked:

UGH, I really HATE when people call you Knocky. It just sounds SUPER WRONG in NA english. For me it's just a really gut, visceral reaction of 'no no no no no no nO NO' . Even just initials like KO sound more elegant. Does this weirdness of nicknaming your name transfer over to the Cybertronian pronounciation?

My Earth handle converts into so many awful things…by now, “Knocky” is just one more addition for the pile. But believe me, my real name breaks down into plenty of things that get you teased on the newspark complex play yard.

drowningisthefirststeptodying  asked:

Katie has worked on a couple of episodes with Calista. Do you think she asked about Harrison Ford or do you think she was too polite/nervous to fangirl about her coworker's husband?

katie probably worked into conversation so perfectly that calista wouldn’t even be offended or find it weird cuz katie is such an elegant charmer. ugh to be a fly on the wall for THAT conversation

anonymous asked:

Are request open if they are is it ok if I can request an Odin x corrin fix about what they're going to name future baby Ophelia cause I noticed there aren't any Odin fics so yeah lol

(Want to change the name? Use this!)

When you found out you were with child, you weren’t sure who was more excited; Odin or yourself. He was practically leaping around with joy, shouting to the world that he was going to be a father.

You wanted to run out and tell everyone, as well. However, your husband insisted you stay in the room and rest; after all, being pregnant is very exhausting!

As the months went on and you grew bigger, Odin grew even more excited along with you. So much so that despite only being five months in, he was already trying to come up with baby names.

A task you promised you’d let him do. You immediately regretted it when he actually started spouting ideas.

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siffy replied to your post: Just saw the new Ragnarok trailer and it’s…

I know. People thought 1 & 2 took themselves too seriously but like…they weren’t without the ability to make fun of themselves while still maintaining that elegant, sci-fi meets medieval feel and it’s so weird to be that this is RAGNAROK and everything is shiny retro edgy and awkward off-beat humor. And Thor has basically become the Thor of humorous but OOC YouTube shorts to me. :/ I’m sure a lot of people will love it but I’ll miss the old days.

^ this. I’m very worried about the writing for Thor. He had a surprising amount of development from 1 and 2, and a lot of it was subtle, but it was there. And now he seems so ‘ooh I’m Thor and I make bad jokes and hit things’, and the solemnity that I liked about him is gone (like, no, I don’t want him to be serious all the time, but I like that he was given the chance to be humorous and grave, and neither felt shallow). And yeah, it’s just a trailer, we can’t judge the entire film until we’ve seen it, but I’m still disappointed at what we have so far. I trust the actors. I’m not so sure I trust the writing. 

yuujiis  asked:

i saw your ask on BEY and i wanted to say, as a former ballet dancer, while not the same as ballroom dancing, it is vital to stretch. so that's the main reason for their long necks. it's to make them look regal and elegant. but i agree, it is a little weird when you're watching people do it and you're not dancing with them.

I am familiar with the stretching part of dancing since I danced myself. I get why they are doing it, but it’s not just the neck thing, it’s the style in general which is not my cup of tea, sadly :/