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Yuzuru Hanyu: CoR Post-FP Interview and Press Con

//Video credit pino @ DM

(Unfortunately I was not able to cut just the interview, so bear with the full 23mins of this special, It has great footage anyway! I may sub the rest of it one day…)

Going into the season, this was a competition where you challenged your limits. What did you think about it?

I went in for the challenge but results-wise, I made mistakes so I think that was my own weakness.

You successfully landed your first 4Lz in competition that the world has been looking forward to, and it received positive GOE. How do you feel about it?

It wasn’t a perfect jump so I think it can be much better. Also, that I couldn’t include the loop jump that I’ve accumulated over the last season in neither the free skate nor the short is, after all, a pity. Well, of course there is the fact that I was concentrating on the lutz but I still think that I lack quite a bit of practice.

Well I’ve always been watching Hanyu, so let me say something optimistic. You may have had some failures today, but, you challenged it. All of that will become your strength in your fight towards the Olympics, that’s what I believe.

Yes that’s true. Well, I think all I can do is improve one step by one step so well, um…yes um, about the past… I have no intention to compare (this with it) so…In any case, I do feel like I have been giving everything I have, more than usual, so from here on out, I want to clear each (competition) one by one as I go into the second half of the season.

And so, (you said that) you yourself experienced Seimei in a new way, the program that only you, Hanyu, can skate. How was it?

No, there’s still a lot more, a lot more to it. Definitely, the content is nowhere near what I originally wanted to do so in that sense I do still feel a lot of regret, and that I still have a ways to go. From here on I would like to work harder as I go forward.

Um, please let me ask one more question. This Olympic season, everyone has expectations for this but I think the one who has the highest expectations is you yourself. How do you plan to continue fighting as you go on, looking at this result?

Yes, I am frustrated, and, well to be frank, there are both frustrations and rewards to be taken away from this. Well, I think that I still can grow even more from this point onward and if I can continue to work even more on these lessons in practice (it would be good).

It kind of looks like you are having a tough time but you said challenging things is fun, and I think that’s a wonderful thing.

Ah yes, it’s sports after all, so I want to continue to have fun whilst I skate.

I love Matsuoka’s interviews :)

====== (Sorry it’s so long, press con is short so I included it) ======

For today’s performance, I am satisfied with it, just a little. As expected, not being able to fully rotate the loop, or enter the combination jump properly…things like that added up one by one and resulted in this 3 point difference. Of course, I have my frustrations about the short and well…well, everything, everything needs more practice - that thought was renewed in me. And at the same time, um…in the end, in skating, every aspect is important so I felt (again) that doing every single aspect properly is really something important. -cut- Be it the mental element of it or the stamina required, I think this is a free program where stuff like that becomes extremely important so, as I improve each and every element, I would like to perfect this program.

Congrats Yuzu on finishing with the best first GP result you’ve achieved in awhile! (Japanese TV keeps emphasizing that he has not won his first GP in 2 years hahaha) Also, looking forward to Notte stellata again!

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Okay, so tumblr’s “best stuff first” is killing my blog. My activity (compared to earlier in October) is almost none, despite the fact I’ve gained many followers in that time period.

Please go to Your blog —> Settings —> General Settings —> Dashboard Preferences and turn off the “best stuff first” feature if you want to see my content. I don’t receive as many notes or have as many followers as most of the blogs you follow, so my content won’t show up on your dash. It’s made the queue useless too. What’s the point of having timed posts if no one will see them?

Please, change the settings to help me out.

And spread the word! This is one of the worst ideas staff had come up with. It’s turned smaller blogs into wastelands.

Study Break Ideas

A few random ways to liven up a long study session and get your blood circulating in under 10 minutes:

- Pretend you’re on MasterChef and you have 5 minutes to make the best (healthy) study snack. Commentary optional. 

- Repeat important facts/information for the topic you are studying while doing squats/other exercises. 

- Put on a fun, catchy song and jump around and dance in your house/room/study until the song is finished. Even better if with a study buddy.

- Try walking around your house with your textbook balancing on your head for as long as possible. 

-  Get someone nearby to hide your study supplies around the room (or if you’re by yourself just scatter them around yourself) and time how long it takes you to retrieve them all. 

- Just throw yourself a party. Jump around like a crazy person while shrieking to the heavens, literally just do anything to split apart long periods of being stationary. 

It’s important to not be sitting down for too long, so always remember to move around every once in a while to get that blood pumping to your brain. Also always remember to drink water and eat if you’re hungry - just take care of yo selves!!!

anonymous asked:

could you do headcanons for the chocobros with a s/o who is just. so savage. or just really snarky and sarcastic all the time and they just always have a hilarious and witty comment to make (dude I LIVE for sassy humour omg)

sure thing, anon! sassy, witty humor is my favorite kind of humor (even though I’m the least sassy human alive), so I had a lot of fun with this request. thanks for sending it in, and I’m sorry I took so long! I hope you like it <3


Noctis:

  • Okay but he loves it
  • He doesn’t always join in, but he always appreciates the little contributions you make to different situations
  • Lets you lead everyone into battle, just to hear what will come out of your mouth
  • Thinks about that one time you called Ardyn a “walking thrift store” a lot
  • When he doesn’t want to deal with certain people, he makes you handle them
  • Never knows how to respond. Is it sarcasm? Are you serious? He isn’t sure
  • He loves taking you fishing with him
  • Not because you actually fish
  • Not because you like fishing
  • But because you always have the best commentary while you watch
  • Who needs the Ring of Lucii when a couple of words from you could send a man to the mountains in shame
  • When things get out of hand, do not expect him to know how to defuse the situation. You can, however, expect to find him right there by your side
  • Because even if your humor carries you away sometimes, Noct will always have your back

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You cannot properly kiss a fifteen year old girl

Mirror of the Witch debuted this week and all of my very intense feelings reared up as discussion popped up again on tumblr. Since I don’t like jumping into other people’s conversations, I decided to organize my feelings here. 

There appear to be three main themes inside the discussion that I want to address because this essay isn’t letting me sleep at night–outrage and confusion at the age gap, the Wait and See viewing approach, and Noona Romance. 

Age Gap Outrage

I’m going to start with a little story. When I was in college, I had a roommate who would constantly rent movies and drag us into a movie night. One night, she rented Princess of Thieves which is a 2001 made for TV movie staring a fifteen year old Keira Knightly as the daughter of Robin Hoon and Stephen Moyer, who at the time was nearly thirty, as the secret son of King Richard and her love interest. It is a cute romantic adventure with hijinks, love, and thrilling action. 

It came with special features and I love watching how movies are made. The next day, while I was avoiding my class reading, I popped in the dvd and watched the interviews with the cast. It was standard fare, lots of praise for Keira Knightly’s maturity in her performance and jokes about the difficult stunts. I remember being confused at all the male actors constantly praising her maturity and skill as an actress until the interviewer asked Stephen Moyer what was the most difficult part of filming. His response has stuck with me for nearly a decade.

The kissing scene. Because you cannot properly kiss a fifteen year old girl

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Dating Shayne Topp Would Include

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A/N: some confusion occured, I’m currently reposting my old content. Apologies! 

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Pairing: Shayne Topp x Reader


•You guys met around 2010, when Disney started filming So Random! and your best friend and room-mate Damien Haas started working with the show

•You came on set every now and then just to get Damien lunch or update him on  groceries or just stopping by while running to work to say hello

•Shayne noticed you immediately, seeing he was growing a really close friendship with Damien

•It didn’t take anything for you and Shayne to become friends, it was just immediate. You both got along impeccably, and it wasn’t even a month before he asked you out

•You, Damien, and Shayne were the dream team, cheering each other on through Shayne’s acting, Damien’s voice acting, and your animating.

•You all were pretty unsure about your futures, but then of course Smosh came along, and it all started to stick

•Shayne joined the Smosh squad, and you came at the same time, joining Smosh as a camera operater, something you had a nack for. It was only a matter of time before Damien was on Smosh Games

•You guys are a SUPER lowkey couple, because neither of you are huge on PDA, and never talk about your relationship, so no one at all knew you guys were a couple until Damien joined Smosh and casually mentioned it once, SHOCKING EVERYONE

•Twitter battles constantly, always hilarious

•You’re extremely witty, you both are the best to have anywhere together because there is nonstop hilarious commentary

•You’re in Smosh vlogs a lot, the fans love you so much, because you’re funny and pretty and your conversations just bounce off everyone all the time

•You are fragile and small compared to Damien and Shayne, because you really don’t work out. Shayne will pick you up over his shoulder like it’s nothing

•Sneaking out during Winter games at night to wander through the forest. Yes you guys got lost.

•Him always knowing how to cheer you up

•You’re pretty sick at photography, so guarantee the only good pictures on his Insta were your doing

•Did someone say “stealing Shayne’s shirts to wear to bed?”.

• You’re still roomed with Damien,  but you’re at Shayne’s so much you might as well live there.

•You guys even have a cat together (despite both of your allergies)

•Camping trips when your schedules aren’t JAM PACKED. You both love the forest

•Long talks by the campfire, hikes that take up the whole day

•Shayne isn’t usually a jealous guy, but when he is its all just slightly passive agressive. Like sort of annoyed looks

•You just tease him about it, and it’s never a thing, because he does trust you wholeheartedly

•You guys are just super dedicated to each other, and have been for almost seven years. Where he goes, you go. Where you go, he goes. It’s just a simple relationship where you guys are always confident in your commitment

•You’re not publicly physically affectionate, you’re the type of couple that just seems like best friends, walking to get lunch together. Hanging between recording skits. Cracking jokes. Even if not saying anything, just being in each other’s presence.

•You never were trying to keep your relationship a secret, just no one guessed somehow. Everyone knew there was a past with you, him, and Damien,  they just figured it was a best-friends sort of thing

•Leaving in the middle of the night to take a walk to CVS and buy some sour gummy worms

•Shayne hates fighting, and if something starts he’ll totally just leave so he doesn’t get any more mad and say something mean.

•It’s frustrating for you, and you just go home and lay on the couch quietly

•Damien HATES when you fight, he’s like the child torn between his two bickering parents

•But Damien still will make some hot chocolate, turn on the tv, and sit beside you, cracking jokes or letting you talk if you want to rant.  He never chooses sides, but he’ll always work to make his friends happier.

•Of course, whenever Shayne and you see each other again everything is fine. You talk through it for like a few minutes and then go back to normal.

•He’s always bringing you coffee, fueling your addiction

•You’re both good with cleaning, but he can’t keep his books in order, so if you’re trying to get food at 2am, bet on tripping over some literature

•You striving to get a job in animating, him cheering you on no matter what

•You eventually get a job animating smosh videos and it’s the best thing ever! You love it to no end

•Soft, caring hugs. Tight, suffocating hugs if he’s excited

•Your constant doodles on all papers everywhere, he will find them randomly and they make his day

•Always subconsciously thinking of each other

•Missing him when he’s recording for things other than Smosh

•Always great conversations, never having to force yourselves to talk

•Everything in your relationship came fast, because you guys are a power couple,  always in sync. But the “I love you” was the only exception

•You were both so scared to say it, for some odd reason. It was about seven months into your relationship

•Damien almost EXPLODING because you’re both ranting about how you love each other and not being sure if the other feels the same way and being to afraid to say it, and he doesn’t want to tell each other’s secrets but you’re both SO DAMN OBLIVIOUS

•At one point it just got to you. For a whole week you were nearly tearing your hair out, scared as to whether or not he loved you, not sure what the future would hold. There were job issues and family issues and the whole “I love you thing” would NOT leave your head alone

•You were on the couch, staring off at about 8am in sweatpants and a tank top at his place. You were strained and tired and he came in, back from the café close by

•He just came over, handed you the coffee, looked in the eyes and said “I love you”, before nonchalantly sitting down and opening the book that had been sitting on the coffee table. His heart was racing.

•He likes holding your hand because it’s really soft

•Cuddling = yes

•Listening to Sublime in the car to work

•Gentle kisses

•Every little act of physical affection feels meaningful, because you don’t do it very often

•Just having the best, most undeniable bond ever. Never hesitant if you wanted to be together. It’s very caring and healthy! !!

Connecting With Your Spirit Guides in Daily Life

By Curtis of MM

               Since we have been doing a lot of writing and teaching about how to have frequent interaction with spirit guides, we decided it might be helpful to give you some ideas as to how you can interact with your guides throughout your daily life. Connection with spirit and the divine forces that guide you is a powerful and enriching space to live in. We encourage it because we know how rewarding it can be. Hopefully these examples give you some direction in your practice so that you can live in that space more frequently.

Reading with your Guides

               Yeah, psychic reading is one thing people aspire to do in conjunction with their guides. But what about all the OTHER reading you do? If you are anything like us, you read all day long. You read signs, articles, tabloid covers, receipts, situations, your surroundings. You read all the time. Any time you take in new information you analyze it, filter it, and make decisions. When that happens, you better bet that your guides have an opinion too.

               When I read books or articles of any kind, I ask my guides to read along with me. In my head, I pretend that I am reading out loud to them as they sit around me listening to what I have to say. Every now and then, I hear an opinion or two pop out from my subconscious that is most certainly…not my thought. These comments range from funny to insightful and soon my head is filled with more perspective than could possibly be contained in the passages I am reading. Some of my best ideas have come from commentary from my guides while reading. They comment while I write as well.

               Practicing reading or writing with your guides helps you to develop a sense of their worldviews, perspectives, and personalites. We do this while watching TED talks on YouTube as well. These shared experiences with your guides are important because they are geared towards fostering conversation and express your interest in the opinions of your guides. They will speak up in between your thoughts if you invite them to join you in your reading.

Enjoying nature

               The best lesson I have learned from my guides is to really feel gratitude. A sense of surrender and peace comes from enjoying nature with your spirit guides. Whenever I am walking my dog, checking the mail, sitting outside in the sun, or looking longingly out the window during a rainy day, I always check with my guides and their sentiments about the world we share together.

How can we change it? How did we get here? Who helped me? And who do I have to thank?

Your guides have the answers to these questions. These surrendering moments in awe of nature can be extremely powerful and rewarding experiences. My guides help me find gratitude in the smallest things. Also, it is helpful to commune with your guides away from concern and the cycles of daily life. If you are taking a break, a time out, a breather, or a day of relaxation, ask your guide to come along and help you to find the gratitude and appreciation of your reality. The insight they can manifest upon these feelings of connectedness and gratitude are profound and powerfully healing. Don’t sleep on enjoying nature with your guides.

Cooking with your Guides

               Admittedly, this may seem a little odd. But think about this, don’t we bond as humans over meals? Aren’t we taking the time to nourish ourselves and to be mindful of our bodies when we eat? Who better to help you achieve that goal than your guides?

               At one point in my practice, I was not convinced that my diet had ANYTHING AT ALL to do with my level of spiritual attainment. While our guides suggested certain diets for Carmen and I over the years, we were reluctant to have them join this part of our day. It seemed so mundane and unimportant in the grand scheme of our life’s mission. After all, who cares what a guru or successful entrepreneur eats? Well, we found out that our diet is important. While many guides have different things to contribute to your culinary prowess, asking your guides to help you develop a healthy lifestyle is important. Body, mind, and spirit must all be in balance to achieve your highest potential. Consistency in all these areas is important.

               So, we got kind of tired of working really hard, feeling like we were worn out, and wondering HOW MUCH LONGER CAN WE EVEN DO THIS….:’(

               Then, we decided to do what our guides had asked and to incorporate their ideas and suggestions for our diet. Once we allowed them to help in this way, we quickly started finding more creative and health meals, reduced our grocery bill to 30% of what it was, started losing weight, having more energy, and even learned to cook some dishes without looking at the recipe more than once.

               One of our mottos that forms our friendship was in the form of a bumper sticker on Carmen’s care when we first met. The sticker said:

“Love people and cook them tasty food.”

Love your guides. Let them cook you tasty food. And then leave them a little portion to show your appreciation for their inspiration.

Days Out

Any time that you go anywhere new, or set out on a new adventure, make sure that you include your guides and ask them to actively join the experience with you. This just makes everything so much more enriching…I can’t even. So let’s see how a typical ‘Day Out’ can become a fantastical journey with your guides.

First of all, it starts with planning. Your guides have some interesting knowledge that you need to take advantage of when you are planning. If you are feeling the urge to do something, then go do it. If you feel like you should not, then it is probably in your best interest that you don’t. Well, your guides have a say in your intuitive feelings, so when you are planning ask them about how you can make this experience the bee’s knees. Questions from traffic to possible mishaps are fair game. You may be surprised at what your guides find for you. Their inspiration can lead you to some unexpected places the more you work with them and dig around.

So you are ready to go? Well, hop in the car and get your guides pumped for this drive. When we go for a drive anywhere, we ask our guides to protect us, keep us from getting lost, and then we pump some tasty jams for everyone to party to. Other times, we just talk about life until we reach our destination. Like every other thing we do, we invite our guide to actively participate, and some of our best ideas and discoveries have been in the car on the way to events or vacations. They can use your excited and open energy to get across some amazing messages. Just pretend they are in the back seat, and listen to the comments from the peanut gallery.

If you are a fashionista, your guides can help you find deals, the perfect piece you have been missing from that table on your hallway, and add inspiration to your style. If you are going shopping for something, let your guides help you to find the destination. On the way, stay open to their direction. We have found some amazing stores because we happened to ‘look left’ on intuition…and BAM!!! Literally a store no one knows about that fits our lifestyle and budget to perfection.

When dating or hanging out with friends and peers, just pretend that your guides are there as well. In almost every interaction my mind is going thirty-miles a minute with commentary from my guides. I am a naturally opinionated person, but my guides also help me to practice patience and compassion. They know that is what I want to exude, so they help me to filter and restrain my thoughts. There are even times where my mind simply ‘goes blank’ when I am meant to listen to someone. I have a HUGE problem with listening and have for most of my life. After working with my guides to be a better helper and teacher to others, they have helped me to improve this fault through their intervention. Also, their commentary can be intense and hilarious. Their inspiration is a big help to me to get through difficult issues, tender subjects, or sometimes to have the confidence I need to speak freely and openly. Your guides are great to help you work on relationships. Just remember to ask them first…Is it even worth it? If not, trust them…and move on. They WILL steer you in the right direction.

Special Experience

               Many forget that your past loved ones, or ancestors, have powerful messages and guidance for you as well. We take time to work with our ancestors and passed loved ones as much as possible. One amazing experience was when Carmen was trying to learn to crochet. She was very frustrated and I had no idea, being that I was in the other room working while she was playing with needles and yarn. She wanted so badly to be crafty like her grandmother. So, after hearing Carmen yell out in frustration a few times, I walked into the room to see what was up. As I was doing readings, my channels were wide open, and I was feeling a very compassionate and mentoring energy. I began to help Carmen and took up another needle.

               Suddenly, I was talking like I had been a crochet pro for years, and to Carmen’s amazement and my own, I crocheted her a flower. This flower was a gift from her grandmother and by allowing myself to remain open during this moment, and by mirroring her love and desire to teach, Carmen was given a lesson and a great gift.

               While many gifts from spirit are not this tangible, incorporating your guides into your daily life is very important to learning their messages. We hope you will try some of our examples and share your experiences with us.

Love and Light, and blessed be on your journeys with your guides!!!

Mini Break

I was starting to feel a tiny bit burnt out… Then I liveblogged 55 minutes worth of Steven Universe over six hours. Now I am very burnt out.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will resume when I am back at 100% well-being. I’m thinking I’ll take about two days of rest, maybe. It’ll all be worth it, because the quality of my liveblog is definitely at its best when I’m at my best. You may have already noticed that my commentary on the last two SU episodes I did today were a fair bit more sparse than on the first three, and I regret that.

So… yeah.

iloveyoubye<3

anonymous asked:

John Boyega said something interesting while being interviewed for Detroit, "The best sci-fi has social commentary". I feel this can also be said for comicbook movies. Dceu films and even fox's xmcu (excluding deadpool) which i think are all great have the best social commentaries that reflects real world issues, but they aren't being appreciated for it. These qualities are seen as negatives especially from the audience that eats up everything mcu shoves in their face.

That’s an interesting point. I don’t think the MCU is completely lacking in social issues but They certainly see it as secondary to ‘’fun’’ and too many people are not only okay with that but angrily demand it and get pissed when it’s not the case and fanboys seem content with the tiny crumbs of acknowledgement of a world beyond which They try to make out to be a lot more. 

Civil War is the most overt example of that. They suddenly try to give a shit about civilians casualties after about a dozen films, make a vaguely outlined treaty that They never expand upon a plot point, have one scene of characters discussing the issue in an incredibly awkward manner and then forget about it entirely after that. Yet to hear people describe it, the film blended politics and ‘’fun’’ together in a way that no other studio could even begin to comprehend the brilliance of.

I’m fed up to the back teeth of the ‘’fun, fun, fun!” and ‘’boy all this sure is wacky!” approach to these films and I’m glad to see I’m not the only one and I’m pissed off that wanting to tell a different kind of story is seen as some fundamental flaw or misunderstanding of the genre.

I look forward to the point when we finally acknowledge that variety isn’t a bad thing but I won’t let people forget how harsh They were on the DCEU and X-Men films just for not falling in line with some demand for these characters to be treated as novelties.

anonymous asked:

{ When you get this, please respond with five things that make you happy. Then, send to the last ten people in your notifications anonymously. You never know who might benefit from spreading positivity! 🌼}

i swear this is like 4th one im running out of things that i haven’t mentioned already before lmao

1. watching horror movies with my best friends bc we have our own commentary
2. eating good food (◡‿◡✿)
3. cute boys
4. getting new bomb ass clothes and rocking them
5. laughing till cryin