(A/N) Hey! Long time no see! It’s been a minute since I last posted something or filled a request, and the guilt of not doing so was slowly eating away at me lol I managed to throw this one together after forever and it took so long because I was struggling hard core on the actual smut. It’s just so difficult trying not to repeat a scene I’ve done previously in the exact same way, etc. But finals are coming up, and I’ll be trying my darndest to chip away at these requests as best as I can! Hope you all enjoy this one!!!
Moving to one of the biggest cities, you had your hopes high, but not too high. You knew it wasn’t a perfect place, with perfect people who had perfect lives and perfect apartments. There were the dumpster divers, the druggies in the alleyways, and the snobs that flaunted their glittery 24 caret plumage on their wrists and necks, suffocating themselves with mink coats and expensive cigarettes. But you were determined to ignore all of it, the people who mattered were like you; starving, but alive, living their big dreams regardless of the struggle. You clung to those people, the places they frequented, and learned to love and appreciate the side of this city that was your new home. You were stable and free now, able to pursue the things you enjoyed and make a living to support yourself.
I was re-watching Yuri!!! on Ice, when I began being curious if the ending instagram posts have captions. I dont know if someone already pointed this out, but Im still shook. I mean..
This was just a normal caption of Viktor Nikiforov, when suddenly..
LIKE REALLY, WHAT
WHAT DOES HE MEANT BY THIS?!!!!
IT WONT MAKE SENSE IF HE WOULD JUST WRITE THAT CAPTION JUST BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE IT. HE WROTE THAT BECAUSE HE STILL REMEMBERS THE TIME YUURI GOT DRUNK. THE TIME HE BEGAN TO NOTICE THIS BOY. THE TIME FROM THAT MOMENT HE WAS JUST CURIOUS TO THE DAY HE’S ACTUALLY NEXT TO HIM. IT FELT UNREAL. IT WAS SO LONG YET FELT SO FAST. TO VIKTOR, IT ONLY TOOK A SPLIT SECOND TO REALIZE WHY HE WAS PRACTICING AND COMPETING ALL THOSE YEARS. IT WAS TO MEET THIS VERY MAN IN FRONT OF HIM. (Im sorry, I made it sound so emotional. lol)
THE THING IS!!! THEY WERE ALREADY HINTING ABOUT EP 10′S ENDING SCENE WAY FROM EPISODE ONE. WHY HAVEN’T I NOTICED THIS?!
Hey everybody! I have been wanting to do a fic rec for a while, but I haven’t been able to find the time to do it. Luckily now that school and finals are over, I finally can! I kinda tried to organize this fic rec by categories and stuff and I got really carried away lol, but I hope you enjoy!
SOME OF MY FAVORITE FICS (Not necessarily recent fics, just fics I LOVE (not all of my favorites bc we’d be here for days), and for the recent fics that are also my favorites, I put them in the recent section):
Sportsmanlike Conductby @mogirl97: Overall one of my favorite sports AU’s! It has both fluff and angst, and I literally couldn’t stop reading it! I originally read it when it first came out, and each update made me so happy! Not to mention, hockey is literally my favorite sport (and I may or may not be a Flyers super fan) so this fic was especially fun to read! It all begins in college, when Felicity meets Oliver Queen, a handsome and talented hockey player! They hit it off immediately, and their relationship is so good, but of course, things get in the way! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Such an amazing fic!!
Times Like Theseby @anthfan: I REREAD THIS EVERY SINGLE NIGHT I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING (i literally just re-read it and finished it before I started making this post)! If you have free time, go read this fic, and if you don’t have free time, drop what you’re doing, make time, and go read this fic! This fic is so good, and all of Oliver and Felicity’s interactions are so well done. I actually only came across this story a few months ago, and I am so mad I didn’t find it sooner, but now that I have read it, I can’t stop reading it over and over! It begins with Felicity’s stalker and cousin, Nate, coming back into her life, and of course, Oliver and Dig doing everything they can to protect her. SO GOOD. SO SO SO SO GOOD. I’m not gonna lie, this fic made me cry, and I rarely ever cry, so that should tell you how AMAZING this fic is!
The Firebird by @supersillyanddorky06: Am I gonna rec every single one of Matty’s fics? Yes. And the Firebird is NO EXCEPTION! This fic was recently finished (ending was super amazing) and if you’re looking for an amazing, riveting fic to read, go READ IT RIGHT NOW! I literally would not put this fic down when I first read it, and everytime I go back and re-read it, I read it from start to finish because its SO GOOD(lol the amount of HW i’ve been able to complete has gone way down since I started reading matty’s fics). This fic is an Al-Sahim story, but has Oliver in Felicity’s house every night, not saying a word, and watching Tv with her, after Felicity finds Oliver about to kill someone one night. Basically, Oliver starts seeking Felicity after that night, and you’ll have to see what happens! Honestly tho, I don’t know how to describe this fic (it’s too amazing to put into words), so just go READ IT!
Forever is Composed of Nowsby @dust2dust34 and @so-caffeinated: I’m pretty sure everyone has read this fic, but that’s because it’s only the best thing to ever exist! I read this fic a while ago, but lost it, and when I found it again, not only was it completed, but there was a SEQUEL and I SCREAMED OUT LOUD BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY! Such a good fic, and as a person who doesn’t even like children, I fell in love with Ellie Queen (believe me that is saying a lot, like i hate kids, but this story made me absolutely love Ellie) ! This fic has so much amazing fluff, and good angst, and just a wonderful wonderful plot. I love having the Queen fam in it, and every single chapter is just so good. It begins with Ellie Queen, Oliver and Felicity’s daughter, being brought into the past to escape Zoom, when Felicity and Oliver are not together, and haven’t even accepted their feelings for each other. SO GOOD. Such a great idea for a fic, that was made into a beautiful story, and I love it so much!
With our Backs to the Wall (Darkness will Fall)by @theirhappystory: ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES LIKE I CAN’T EXPLAIN GUYS ITS SO SO GOOD!! I am the biggest sucker for Army AU’s and age differences and this fic touches upon both of those and does it so well. Every single moment in this fic I absolutely love, and I really can’t put into words how good it is. You have to read it. You just have to. It starts with Oliver returning from war, coming back to a home with Felicity, who is looking much different and more mature then when he lost saw her. Oliver struggles with keeping his feelings and thoughts in check, and it is GLORIOUS! GO READ IT! I LOVE THIS FIC SO SO SO MUCH!
Or Forever Hold Your Peaceby @katanabaabe: Such an incredibly angsty and beautiful fic, that you won’t be able to put down! I came across this fic a long time ago, and I am still just as obsessed with it now as I was then. I loved how this story was done, and I loved the way that Oliver and Felicity’s relationship plays out. I LOVE ANGST, and this fic had such well done angst it was impossible to put down. It begins with Oliver comforting Felicity after she is very upset over what happened with her fiancé, Ray Palmer, and things escalate. Such a good fic!
Where There’s Smoak There’s Fireby FelOllie @littlered-sourwolf: THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING FIC! I have re read this story countless times, and I think it gets better each time. I love, love, love, the way Felicity and Oliver’s friendship plays out, with tons of sexual tension and teasing, and the angst (oh my god the angst is so good guys) all just is written together so beautifully you have to go read it! It begins with Oliver and Felicity, five years after the count took her, being the best of friends. I don’t want to spoil too much, but all I can say is READ IT because you will not regret it! Amazing amazing story!
OKAY I PUT THINGS AFTER THE CUT BECAUSE AT THIS POINT IT WAS GETTING REALLY LONG:
A/N; Sorry this took so long, been working on a few things at the same time and actually working lol! Enjoy!
“Don’t be fucking rude.”
“Oh my God Lucy you are such a meme!” Cana cackled, arm slung over Lucy’s shoulder as she tried to wedge her face between Lucy’s phone and her ear. “Besides, it’s girls night! That means no dicks!”
“Cana,” Levy sighed giving her a pointed look.
“Your dick is female, it doesn’t count. Now take your shot and spin the wheel of awkward sexual questions on your phone.”
“Does that mean Juvia’s beloved can join?”
“You know if you would just stop making everything about dick this would stop happening,” Lucy commented innocently, grinning at Cana’s disgruntled look. “You don’t even like dick.”
“Oh I like dick, just not what ninety percent of it is attached to.”
“Can you guys stop saying dick?” A tired voice asked from the phone. Lucy squeaked, shoving her hand in Cana’s face and pushing her so she fell backwards over the couch.
“Sorry Natsu,” Lucy sighed, glaring at her pack of giggling friends and making threatening gestures with her hand as she left the room. “You know how they are.”
“I did grow up with them,” he said dryly, Lucy hearing his smile in his voice.
“Then you should be used to the word dick,” Lucy teased, grinning at his scoff. ”Would you rather I say penis?”
“Oh Luce, you know I beat you at the penis game.” Natsu purred. Lucy was thankful that he was half a city away and not able to see her face, because that meant she didn’t have to suppress her shiver or stop herself from biting her lip at his deep voice. Yes, Lucy thought to herself, I’m sure you could definitely beat me with your dick.
Alrighty, that was a sign for her to stop taking every drink Cana offered her.
Time to stop being creepy about her best friend. “You wish,” she said instead of anything she might regret.
“Excuse you I totally won the round in the library yesterday!”
“Because I wasn’t playing,” Lucy huffed, smiling as she twirled a strand of hair around her fingers. “You and Gray started it, I just got kicked out alongside you!”
“Then maybe I was just imagining you screaming,” Natsu said, voice low and rough through the phone. Lucy’s heart stuttered, mouth suddenly going dry as her mind whirled.
“What?” she asked, clearing her throat awkwardly at how her own voice sounded. Thank God Cana was too busy climbing all over Kagura like some alcoholic cat.
Yuri on Ice BD booklet translation (with Jun Shishido & Yuusuke Tannawa interview) - Volume 4
The full translation of the booklet of vol.4 is finally done… Actually, one of the reasons it took me so long is that I spent most of the time I was home from Thursday to Sunday watching Fuji TV’s live coverage of the World Championships, lol. And I’m glad I did because it was really exciting. It does make a difference to watch it live without knowing the results… I will work on the audio commentary and choreography part in the next few days, and hopefully on other stuff too.
The booklet has 3 parts: 1) Character introduction for Phichit, Chris and Guang-Hong. 2) “Topics”, in other words random curiosities. 3) Interview with chief director Jun Shishido and screen designer Yuusuke Tannawa. Most of you will probably have no idea who they are (and their titles are by no means a good explanation of what their actual role was), but I really recommend reading this interview because it gives more insight on the creation process of YOI and maybe it helps understand how hard it is to animate figure skating. The parts in round brackets are exactly like they are in the original text, it’s not something I added.
***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it*** ***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***
He’s going to leave a mark in Thai’s skating history with his blades!
Phichit Chulanont voiced by Kenshou Ono
Profile Date of birth: April 30th, 20 years old Height: 165 cm Blood type: B Thai
Introduction A new hope for Thailand, that didn’t have any skaters who got remarkable results. His popularity is quickly growing also thanks to his spontaneous and pleasant skating style that mirrors his friendly personality. This season he is skating both his short program and free to songs from the movie “The King and the Skater”, which is something he had always dreamed of doing. He is the first Thai skater to have succeeded in a quadruple jump and he also obtained his first Grand Prix victory. He is continuing to rewrite Thai’s figure skating history. He used to train under Celestino in Detroit, but from this season he has moved his base back to Thailand. He loves hamsters and has a lot of them. Posts about them can be seen on his SNS.
The lethal weapon made of sex appeal that shines on the ice.
Christophe Giacometti voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto
Profile Date of birth: February 14th, 25 years old Height: 183 cm Blood type: undisclosed Swiss
Introduction 10 years since he moved to the senior class, he is one of the world’s best skaters fighting for the top. Beside his quadruple Lutz and his characteristic sexy moves, he is also praised for his unique and precise spins. As a veteran, he never breaks down too much, but he is a slow starter and tends to not perform at his best in the Grand Prix series, which is held in the first half of the season. Last year he came in 2nd in both the Grand Prix Final and the World Championships. With his long-time rival Nikiforov missing this season, he is one of the candidates to snatch the king’s throne. He is a popular skater who captures the hearts of women all over the world with his passionate and alluring performances that ooze the sex appeal of a grown-up man. He has a cat.
To become, one day, China’s hero.
Guang-Hong Ji voiced by Yuutarou Honjou
Profile Date of birth: January 7th, 17 years old Height: 160 cm Blood type: O Chinese
Introduction A growing 17-years-old who moved to the senior class this season. In the Grand Prix’s America tournament he placed 3rd, achieving the amazing feat of standing on the podium on his debut performance. The success rate of his quadruple jumps, which he started training for this season, is also high, and as China’s new ace he is expected to grow further in the second half of the season. He has a shy personality, but at the same time he also uploads many selfies on the SNS. It seems that he also bought a lot of clothes during his training camp in Canada. Together with his friend Chulanont from Thailand and Japan’s Minami, he is called by fans “one of Asia’s 3 cutest skaters”.
TOPIC 1: Grand Prix Series It consists in a total of 7 tournaments: 6 tournaments held in different countries every year from the end of October to the end of November, and the final that sees the 6 skaters who got the highest scores in the other tournaments as its participants. The 6 tournaments are always held in the same countries (the order may vary), but the location of the final changes every year, and this season it’s Barcelona in Spain. The participants are chosen based on their results in tournaments regulated by ISU (International Skating Union), their world ranking, recommendations by the host country etc.; however, each skater can only participate in a maximum of 2 tournaments. In addition, only up to 3 skaters from the same country can participate in the same category of the same tournament. The period when the skaters’ allocation is announced is somewhat of a festival among skating fans.
*It’s night in Japan when the skaters’ allocation is announced *The first 6 tournaments are held in 6 countries over the span of 6 weeks *In every tournament skaters receive points depending on their placement (15 points for the 1st place, 13 points for the 2nd place and so on), and the final ranking decides who will participate in the final
TOPIC 2: Quadruple Jump (*at the moment of the Russia tournament) One of the techniques that decide the game in male figure skating is quadruple jumps. Since the number and type of jumps greatly influences the score, recently it’s common for skaters to include multiple quadruple jumps in their programs. However, according to the rules the same jump can only be repeated a limited number of times, therefore skaters try new types of jumps and train hard to be able to have more quadruple jumps to put in their programs. Currently, 5 types of jumps except for the Axel have been successfully landed in official competitions. The one with the highest score is the Lutz, which top skaters such as Victor, Giacometti and JJ are using in their programs. The quadruple toeloop, which has the lowest score, is successfully used by young skaters such as Kenjirou Minami, Guang-Hong and Phichit too. Yuuri can jump the toeloop and Salchow and is currently training to master Victor’s trademark flip. After the Lutz, the flip is the jump with the highest score.
*Yurio in his junior years getting scolded for jumping a quadruple that was not planned *Seung-gil is the first who successfully landed a quadruple loop *Emil is a jumper that has 4 quadruples in his free *JJ jumps an amazing quadruple Lutz in the second half of his program *Victor uses as his weapons 4 types of quadruples, except for the Axel and loop (in the EX he landed a loop too)
TOPIC 3: Support Item (cheering goods) It often happens to spot flags and banners used as cheering goods in figure skating venues. After a performance flower bouquets and plushes are also thrown into the rink. Banners do not only feature the skater’s name and flag; sometimes they have a message or a portrait of the skater with which people try to show their support, and in some cases they are even made using photographs. Yuuri is often thrown plushes of food. The bouquets and plushes are picked up by children who are learning skating, usually called “flower girls” and “flower boys”.
*JJ’s cheering group, called JJ girls. *Yurio’s hardcore fans are called Yuri angels. *Flags are basic items. Some fans bring different types. *Present snacks from fans for Yuuri who is on a diet? *After popular athletes skate the flower girls and boys have a hard time picking up everything *Sometimes skaters will actually put on the items that are thrown into the rink
TOPIC 4: Kiss & Cry The kiss & cry is where skaters wait for their score after a performance. The name comes from the fact that it’s a place where athletes can experience both happy and sad feelings. Normally the skater and their coach will sit there, but in some cases there might be people from a country’s federation or the choreographer too. In many venues there will be a microphone, therefore skaters can also send messages to their family and fans. If you listen to the broadcast closely you might be able to hear the athlete and coach reviewing the performance or other conversations.
*Sometimes the coach might strike a pose too *It’s also a place where athletes vow to make up for a defeat *”Please support me!” addressed to the viewers *The JJ style gesture in the kiss & cry is a recurrence *Michele’s sister Sara can be seen in the kiss & cry too
Chief director / Screen designer Jun Shishido & Yuusuke Tannawa interview
I want to make the gag scenes dynamic. (Shishido) The opening of episode 11 was possible thanks to the viewers’ response. (Tannawa)
Shishido: I’m the chief director, but in fact I did a lot of things. Director Yamamoto was too busy, so she mainly did sound and editing, and then since it’s an original story she focused on the story composition… Tannawa: Shishido-san was like the site supervisor. We would ask things related to the story itself to director Yamamoto, but the one who actually took action and gave directions was Shishido-san. Though in the credits I appear as “screen designer”, the anime’s screen design was created by the director of photography, and my job in this series mainly consisted in creating the footage for PVs, OP etc. and checking the final product before delivery. I started working on the PV at the beginning of 2016. I asked director Yamamoto what kind of layout she had in mind, and decided how to set the visuals of the series. Regarding the contents of the episodes I also discussed with Shishido-san about various topics – for example, “this processing can be done with camerawork, this expression can be recreated with CG” – and shared this information with the involved work groups.
-Trial and error to create the huge amount of skating scenes.-
T: In figure skating athletes perform while continuously moving around, therefore it was extremely difficult to understand where an athlete was and in what direction he was skating in each frame. In the 1st episode we created a CG model of the skater based on the real choreography footage and had it skate in a rink created with 3DCG, then we followed it with tridimensional camerawork and used that footage as a base for the animation. It was a very elaborate process. However, we realized that it was impossible to continue using this method with the production schedule of a TV series, therefore we switched to a different method where we would create camerawork on a general background map. Also, after episode 5, for certain characters we preceded the creation of the key animation with 3DCG. The final animation is all done by hand, but by having a base to use as a reference it was possible to calculate the available time frame and create the animations accordingly, thus shortening the working time. S: Even if you suddently ask the 3D staff to create figure skating animation, of course they have almost no knowledge of the jumps and techniques. They create the animation based on the reference footage, but they cannot express complex details such as how athletes balance their feet the moment they jump, so for that I and (figure skating animators) Abiko-san and Tatenaka-san adjusted the animation. Among the people working on the series, the only ones who had technical knowledge about figure skating were the 3 of us and director Yamamoto. And it’s not something that you can just explain verbally, so we took on all those jobs ourselves. We checked… everything, probably. Actually, until episode 4 the skating scenes were all created by Abiko-san and Tatenaka-san, so I didn’t need to check them, but from episode 5 the amount of skating scenes became so huge that we asked Tannawa-san and the others whether we could get help from the CG team… I completely trusted Tannawa-san, because I knew that if we explained what to do he would understand what was needed. T: I basically asked what they couldn’t do, and we did all we could to make up for that and reduce their workload. We would never have finished the series otherwise. That’s why for this anime no one ever said “isn’t that your job?”. For every episode, everyone just fought toward completion. S: Everyone took responsibility for their job and worked with extreme care, like no one was going to double-check what they did afterwards. We thought, “if we don’t do our best, this series will not make it to the broadcast, therefore we must all be responsible and work hard”…
-A scene you especially paid attention to.-
S: All the storyboards for the skating scenes were drawn by the director, but I drew them for quite a lot of daily life scenes. I especially like the scene where Yurio gives a pirozhki to Yuuri (in episode 9). I was particularly careful to make Yurio look cute. I wanted to show that, even though normally he is rude (to Yuuri), he actually rather trusts him and they do get along. I also like gag scenes, so I had fun with scenes such as the hug competition at the end of episode 9. Gag scenes do not need to be drawn as neatly as serious scenes, therefore I decided to animate them in a very comical and dynamic way. T: I paid a lot of attention to the opening. The way we changed it in episode 11 to reflect the current story development is something I myself suggested to the director. Actually, only the opening of episode 1 was still incomplete when it was broadcasted. From episode 2 onwards it was always the same footage, but the viewers wrote a lot of comments about it (and were wondering whether it was changing every time). Since everyone was watching it every time without skipping it, we decided to really change it in the end. S: My favorite character is Georgi Popovich! He’s a man who can talk about love seriously. He actually makes a few appearances since the 1st episode. When we were working on episode 1 we only had Kubo-sensei’s character plans and the storyboard saying “a character named Popovich is standing here”. We made him stand out a little because we understood that he would show up in the story later on. And what a character he was, when he was introduced in episode 6! T: He was so striking that I was actually shocked! I like Popovich too. Also, among the programs, I like Yuuri’s FS “Yuri on ICE”. It’s the first song I listened to working for this series, and at that time I used it for the PV without knowing that it was going to be Yuuri’s FS. In the PV Yuuri is skating in Hasetsu with his slender appearance from episode 3 onwards, and (the character designer) Hiramatsu-san commented “it’s a wonderful video, but now we have to make him fat”. I remember thinking “what is he saying??” (LOL).
-The power of the support that reached the studio.-
S: When we were creating the anime we were so busy with the work at hand that we didn’t really realize how much of a response the series was having. However, we received lots of presents, food, goods and letters of support from fans. T: Even items based on the contents of the series, like (retort-packed) borscht. That made us feel that fans were really supporting us because they liked the series, and it boosted our morale. Knowing that there were so many people watching and cheering on us motivated us to our best even it meant working overnight without sleeping. S: The charm of this series is the love of the original creators, director Yamamoto and Kubo-sensei, that you can feel from it. It’s just so strong. T: It also feels like you are touring various countries to follow Yuuri and the others and watch their matches. You can watch it with the eyes of a spectator and think “I didn’t know a lot about this athlete, but now I see how he skates”. I think that another element that allows viewers to really get into the world of the series is how not only the matches but also the skaters’ practice scenes and the back yard are drawn with lots of details. Everything is detailed, even the different shape of each skater’s blades. The director herself is full of very sincere love for figure skating, and that was transmitted to both the staff and the viewers. S: The animation studio had a very nice atmosphere. It’s the first time that I’m working with Tannawa-san, but when I saw his work I realized right away that he was someone I could trust. Trust and unity are something you find in the staff of many series, but for this one it was especially strong.
On a side note, Kubo & Yamamoto went to see the Worlds in Helsinki and are now in St.Petersburg. I am confident it’s tourism but with a spoonful of location hunting… (What a timing, though. I hope none of you or your acquaintances were personally affected by what happened the other day in the subway)
What do you like most about Stiles and Lydia's characters?
oh god Here We Go
I mean. the sarcasm. i too, use sarcasm and humor as a defense, in literally every situation.
the fact that he canonically has anxiety and panic attacks and social anxiety like that’s so?? important to me?? and he’s so in touch with it and it’s such a big part of his character but it also doesn’t rule his life and that’s just so important to me x2
his fierce loyalty. for a slytherin, the dude really does have some hufflepuff characteristics. he would die before he betrayed any of his friends, and is always on guard against any threat toward them
i also really love the fact that he is inherently suspicious of everyone. it’s a flaw, but it’s important to me because i can #relate and i think it says a lot about him as a character. not only is he loyal to his friends, he’s protective of them, because he can’t believe he has them and doesn’t want anything or anyone to break them apart. he wanted them to all stick together for college. that’s so precious? stiles stilinski loves his friends with everything in him 2kalways
going off of that, i love how deeply he loves?? like whether it be his dad, or scott, or LYDIA, he just loves with everything he has and so selflessly it’s heartbreaking like what the fuck save some for yourself you ball of mush.
i mean, he’s Too Smart. he’s the one who Always Figures It Out. he’s clever and observant and PERSISTENT when it comes to solving mysteries and figuring shit out and he’s gonna do so well in the FBI my son
his moral grey area is also very fun. me too stiles, me too.
Lydia: (i have spent a significantly longer amount of time diving into who Lydia is than Stiles, so this could be even more extra than his list.)
her fear of vulnerability. it is extremely hard for her to let anyone see all of her at once, and she’s reluctant to show genuine emotions. this has changed quite a bit, through the seasons, but you still get that sense sometimes that she’s uncomfortable in intense emotional situations, and that hits my core man.
she’s insanely brave. we see this really early on, like in 2x11 (EEP) when she wanted to help jackson and had literally no method of defending herself but she was about to march into battle anyways. and now that she’s come into her powers, that bravery is still there, but it’s more confident now, like she’s not sacrificing herself anymore, but actually fighting.
my girl is a literal genius. deadass going to win a field’s medal. the actual reason i haven’t dropped out of school yet. and i love love LOVE the slow progression of her owning her intelligence and letting people know about it, from pretending she didn’t know a cougar was a mountain lion, to molotov cocktail, to “i read”, to slipping in little Lydia-isms here and there, to Kira in season 5 literally baffled at the fact that she used to pretend to not be smart. I’m so proud of my baby. that’s my girl.mp3
lydia martin exists unapologetically, and that’s kind of always been the case, now more so. she is here, and she is HER, and if you don’t like it, that’s fine, you can watch her perfect strawberry blonde hair sway as she walks away from you not giving a fuck.
her development into someone who stands up for herself, removes herself from toxic situations, and fights for what’s right. this is where the pack really comes into play in her evolution, and it’s truly one of my favorite things. before allison and scott and stiles and the rest of the pack, she had never experienced or seen real love and friendship and what it can do, and once she had them supporting her and started fighting The Good Fight, she gained so much strength for herself and realization of what she deserves. (which is the world btw)
lydia martin rocks kickass outfits, on point makeup, beautiful hair, and HEELS most of the time, all while being an actual genius/badass in every sense of the word. she enjoys looking nice and spending time on her appearance, but it never takes away from the fact that she’s the smartest person around and could ruin you in a single “AAAEEE!” ?? lol this is really important to me because i love looking nice every day but i’ve legit had people question my intellgence because of it, and lydia just helps me to say fuck you to those people.
Hey, how does watching jjba work? Is there more than one anime for it or do you read the manga first? I just want to get into it but idk how to start lol
No problem, anon! I’m new to it as well and it took me a while to figure out bc it can be a bit confusing gfhjdkf
Basically there are 8 parts/story arcs in total, 4 of which have been animated. Some people prefer to read the manga first but I think the general consensus is to watch the 4 parts of the anime and then read the other parts (that’s what I’m doing anyway! Plus I find the anime incredibly enjoyable so far even though apparently it does cut out some scenes from the manga?)
I’m basically watching it all on gogoanime but kissanime.ru works too. SO, some links:
end of anime stuff so far. Now to the manga. If you want to read coloured scans, I was recommended this site but if you’re like me and you’re too lazy to download the files, you can use kissmanga or bato.to instead. Just keep in mind that kissmanga has a lot of ads and is missing part 7 while bato.to has all the parts plus they’re coloured. You do need to make an account for it but it’s free.
I watched Moana in theaters twice (which I never do) and then my sister rented it and we watched it three times in one weekend and we’re gonna buy it and watch it like twenty more times in a row. (I think it’s safe to say that I like this movie. A lot. 😭)
I took this photo so I could take a better look at my skin (since it’s kinda hard to look at your cheek in a mirror for a long time lol), and even though my face is all red and blotchy with eczema, I actually quite like this photo (?) for some reason.
No flattering lighting or angles or anything. It’s just me c:
Sorry this one took so long!! As a
bio related major, this stumped me for the longest time cause…really? This
actually happens?? I’ve heard of some pregnant women being able to skip
maternity clothes entirely, but this is a new thing lol - Ad Bloo~
SCENARIO: WHAT IF MC HITS LABOR WITHOUT KNOWING SHE WAS PREGNANT??
Common Setting: You had been gaining
weight for quite a while now, and so you had started eating very healthily and
tried to exercise regularly. But sometimes, you found yourself tired very
quickly. You puked once or twice, but that you reasoned as simple food
poisoning. And as for the cramps, well….you just had a high pain tolerance.
Until one day…
was at the clinic, working to get a marble out of a parrot’s throat.
phone starts ringing in the middle, he asks the bird’s owner to pick it up and
put it on speaker for him if they don’t mind.
I…need to get to the hospital.” Your voice weakly whispers out.
his head to the phone so abruptly he could hear the painful crick in his neck.
and the parrot start freaking out a bit.
bit of wrestling with the parrot, he finally manages to get the darn marble
thanked him and wished him good luck as he packed things up to head home
way, he’s asking you tons of questions about your health over the phone
finally picks you up and head over to the hospital, he could tell by your pain
that you were going into labor
just confused him even more. You weren’t even pregnant to begin with!
hospital, he finds out that, yes, you were pregnant, and yes, you were in labor.
faints when he finds out that he is now a father of twins.
considers that you might’ve hidden it from him on purpose.
look at you convinces him that, no, you weren’t expecting this either.
years to come, 707 and Zen would always make fun of him for not noticing.
of doctor can’t tell if someone’s pregnant?”They would say as they burst out laughing.
watching over Zen as he played his part in the rehearsal.
several weeks now, you found yourself getting weaker and weaker.
insisted that you stay at home. But you
were his manager, and had to be present as well.
middle of a particularly emotional scene, you get hit by a particularly deadly
set of cramps
were determined to ignore them though; but people around you were beginning to
people huddle around you from the corner of his eye, he got worried as well.
As soon as
the scene ended, he rushed to your side to see how you were.
he thought back at how you’ve been having those a lot recently and suggested
you check out a hospital.
to refuse, saying that was too extreme.
But he was
already making his way to the director to ask for leave.
seem to be getting worse by the minute, so he rushes you to the nearest
admitted, you both couldn’t believe it when the doctors said you were in labor.
have argued, but then you double over in pain.
hours the delivery was taking place, Zen was getting acquainted to the idea of
becoming a father.
Despite the spontaneity of the situation, he was still pretty optimistic. After all, he made it through
all of his other hardships.
he saw you cradling the baby girl, he promised himself that, yes, he was going
to take on the world if it means to protect both his queens.
had been trying for in vitro for a while, but it always failed.
very suspicious of your puking and other symptoms, but you always shrugged them
enough, you had weakened to the point of having to hire a part timer at the
kept insisting that you go see the doctor, but you were just as adamant. There
was nothing wrong with you.
day, your legs gave away as cramps came in tenfold in the middle of work.
of plates made Jaehee rush to your side as she checked to see if you were hurt
one of the customers was a nurse on break and quickly identified that you were
washed over Jaehee as relief, she had hoped beyond hope that that was the case.
nurse guiding you both, it wasn’t long until you were safely in a delivery room
with a healthy crying boy in your arms
If Jumin knew just how many times you had puked, he would have rushed you to a doctor immediately.
But it was fortunate, or unfortunate, that he had been so busy lately that he overlooked the signs.
He would come back late at night, only to rush off early in the morning.
It was in the middle of a conference when the fated phone call arrived.
It was THE CONFERENCE. All of the heavy work from the past year was leading to this very meeting.
So when his phone vibrated twice, he chose to ignore it. He could deal with the backlash for it after the meeting.
A few minutes later, Jaehee walks into the room. Jumin Han is more than irritated.
“Director Han, your wife is being taken to a hospital.”
Okay, what in the world??
Quickly postponed the meeting and rushed off to the hospital as soon as possible.
On the way there, he was on the phone discussing the details.
Did you reach safely? What had happened? WHY ARE YOU IN THE HOSPITAL?
Swears at the traffic so much; his father would be ashamed.
And when he finally reached, he’s surprised to learn that you’re in labor??
He demanded to be present inside the delivery room, and… well, who could stop him.
He feels so helpless to see you in such pain, and held onto your hand cause that was really the only thing he could do at the moment.
But when it was all over, and you were sat there with the baby girl in your arms, he couldn’t resist in taking a picture.
And wouldn’t you know it? It didn’t come out blurry at all.
As soon as you were able, he shifted you to a better hospital room.
And when you returned to the penthouse, one of the first things you did was print out and frame the picture Jumin took of that day.
You guys were always inside the bunker.
Sure there were some days where you would have to physically drag Luciel out the door. Otherwise? Lounging and snacking all day long.
So were you the one to blame when you thought that your changing body figure was due to your unhealthy lifestyle?
You started working out with more fervor now, and resisted Seven’s call to the dark side.
But the protrusion of your tummy was refusing to go down. In fact, it was beginning to look…bigger?
Saeyoung was just as confused as you were.
But when you asked Saeran…he would just chuckle and shake his head.
One day, you were cleaning up while Saeyoung had locked himself in his office for the day.
You had been chatting with Saeran until you suddenly doubled over in pain, barely keeping yourself standing.
Saeran quickly made you go sit on the chair and then ran to his brother’s office.
“YOU’RE WIFE IS GOING INTO LABOR. OPEN THE GODDAMN DOOR”
Confused, Saeyoung emerged from the room warily until he saw you going through such intense pain.
Since they couldn’t call the ambulance, you had to be rushed in one of Saeyoung’s sports cars.
Saeran offered to drive, since Saeyoung clearly was not in the right emotional state.
Instead, he would keep trying to distract you to make you take your mind off it.
Soon, you had successfully given birth to a healthy, babbling baby boy.
As you cooed at your new son, Saeyoung took his brother aside to ask him how had he known that you were pregnant/ or in labor.
Saeran just gave him an unamused look. “All those months in the hospital taught me a few things.”
It isn’t very hard to believe that he had no idea.
Sure, you had discussed kids on and off, but you both had agreed that now wouldn’t be a good time.
You were both having a wonderful picnic when it happened.
Even when he is bereft of one of his senses, Jihyun had always been perceptive.
So he could hear your labored breathing and how much you were leaning into him for support.
But as usual, you had decided to try to hide it from him.
It was always the same. Recently, he could always sense that you were in pain a lot more often, and it pained him to see you keep quiet about it.
Not being able to stand it anymore, Jihyun suggested that he should take you to the hospital.
When you tried to brush it off, he firmly asked again, bringing up the past instances.
Stunned, you let him pack up and take you to the hospital.
Once you are checked into a ward, V asks the doctor if you were alright.
The doctor simply laughed and pat his shoulder, telling him to look forward to being a father.
Startled, he did the first thing he thought of; call his childhood best friend.
“Jumin, I’m a father.” “…Well, congratulations. I wasn’t aware MC was pregnant.” “Neither was I.”
Jumin’s calm and cool rationalizing of the situation helped V gather his thoughts.
When the doctor brought him to you, you handed him your new baby son.
As soon as the baby was in his hands, he instinctively pulled the baby into a protective hug.
Having his son in his arms made it all the more real to him, and he couldn’t stop the tears slipping out.
Smiling, you kiss him on the forehead and gently wipe his tears away.
When you suggested that you both go out in the middle of the night for ice cream, he jumped on board pretty quickly.
First, it used to be the both of you strolling peacefully with your cones at hand. But then eventually, you seemed to prefer sitting on the grass at the nearby park instead.
Tonight was one of those nights, While nibbling on his own
mint-and-chocolate waffle cone, Saeran was enjoying himself watching you wolf down your triple scoop bubblegum ice cream.
Suddenly, he sees your face scrunches up in pain and starts chuckling. He knew you were going to get a brain freeze at that rate.
But then you bend over to clutch your stomach tightly, dropping your cone in the process.
When the pain only seemed to be getting worse, he panicked and called his brother.
Thankfully, the hacker picked up on the first ring, and in no time, showed up in his car to drive you both to the hospital.
He never wanted to see another ice cream ever again if you were going to die because of it.
But when they arrived, the doctor told them not to worry, and the pain was normal for women in labor.
While Saeyoung whooped for joy, running around telling random people about how he was going to be an uncle; Saeran sank down on a chair with his hands on his face.
Noticing this, his brother returned to his siding, quietly listening to Saeran’s doubts.
Thoughts of the child hating him, not being able to give them the love they deserve, and other anxieties crowd his mind.
With an arm over his shoulder, Saeyoung does his best to alleviate his twin’s worries.
When the doctor comes out, Saeran ignores him and shoots straight into the room to see you cooing at your baby girl.
Slowly he walks over to you, hand shaking as he caresses you cheek and pats your hair, convincing himself that you’re alright.
You kiss his hand, and redirect it to the baby. Delicately, his fingers hover over her reddish face, marveling at how tiny she is.
Bringing up a chair, he stays there with you and the baby all day, refusing to leave your side unless absolutely necessary.
Hi Could you, please, recommend me manga like 19 days and Tamen De Gushi? Thank you c:
Hello, thanks for the ask! Had to think for quite some time for this. In terms of storytelling style, the BL artists whose works gives me the most similar feeling to Old xian so far are Yoneda Kou and Gusari, for their well-crafted characters and bittersweet storylines.
Gusari draws the most amazing Haikyuu (mainly Iwaoi) doujins, her stories are short but they are so beautiful sometimes it leaves me speechless. I wanted to buy her books when I was in Japan earlier this year but in the end I didn’t have enough time, so sad….. Some of my favourites:
If you are interested in reading more Chinese manhua, I recently starting reading a BL series called Chen Sheng which I really like (Chinese raws here lauthor’s weibo). Idk if you can say it’s similar to 19 days but the art is beautiful and the story is really exciting 😳 I feel a bit guilty recommending this because while there is an English translation for this on mangago, the translator seem to have dropped the series so right now it’s only translated up till chapter 3 which ends on a crazy cliffhanger 😂😂😂 I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to start on this series if you can’t read Chinese… If there are any cleaners/ typesetters out there who want to pick up the series I can probably send you the translation for the later chapters I think, maybe someone can help to upload the newer chapters!
For works similar to Tamen de Gushi, I don’t read GL often so I feel like I don’t have a good list of recommendations 😓 One yuri series I really enjoyed though was What Does the Fox Say? by Team Gaji (Lezhinl mangago). The story is great and the characters are all so pretty!
A bonus recommendation that is not shoujo-ai but is fantastic comedy/ slice of life like Tamen de Gushi is Gekkan shoujo Nozaki-kun (scanlators’ Tumblr here). It’s one of my favourite mangas of all time because it’s so damn hilarious LOL. I think it’s the type of manga everyone can enjoy regardless of what genre you usually read.
That’s all I can think of for now, I actually took a really long time to write this rec but it turned out to be an unexpectedly short list 😂 Hope this helps, and hopefully you enjoy these works as much I did!