you’re a fairly open person with the team. You tell them about your
past and in turn they seem to open up to you as well. The only thing is,
is that no one on the team knew of your intense love of music. It was
something incredibly personal to you and you kept it close to your
heart, not willing to open yourself up to other people’s judgement. That
is, until Bucky Barnes came to the Tower. You never spoke to Bucky but
the more you watched and observed him, the faster you found yourself
falling for the kind, strong man. It’s only after seeing Bucky being
tormented by one of his nightmares do you realize that maybe there is
something that you can do to help him, and quietly show your love for
him at the same time.
A/N: Thank you all for the feedback and reads! Every comments and like is welcomed! All the images shown are not mine but are what I imagined when I wrote this fanfic. Enjoy!
hey!! im tryna get into the nwhl and i was told you would be a good person to come to just to ask about your fav teams and players just to tell me some basic stuff about them?
If you’re completely new to the league i’d recommend reading THIS & THISit has basic facts on how to follow the league + links to all the NWHL twitters which you in my opinion must follow to follow the league & they give insight on the players & the teams ! + They’re really cute and have a bunch of interactions.
OK this turned into more of a me talking about some of my faves on every team + some basic info about the teams! And since I have a lot of strong feelings about this league this post is kinda long so I’m putting facts about my fave players on the 4 NWHL teams under the cut!
What I don't understand and probably never will is their lack of enthusiasm and genuine excitement for a finale and season they've claimed repeatedly to be their best yet. I watch and follow many other shows and can say this isn't normal behavior. To wait a day or two before an episode airs to show any interest in it from them is beyond lazy and doesn't ever feel genuine, but forced obligations.
Dunno what to tell you other than I’ve never seen anything like it on any other show’s sm PR. They’re just so inconsistent with keeping their momentum going for any real stretch. And it isn’t just OL that gets such horrible PR. Black Sails is one of the MOST underrated yet absolutely brilliantly written, shot, acted, scored, and all round powerhouse, that never got the light of day because Starz did nothing to promote that show as it deserved and earned to be.
Starz is busy doing fuckall to raise awareness and excitement and anticipation, yet still have the balls to yell at and arrogantly chastise the masses who raise an eyebrow,
You know what A Little Night Music is the most underrated show ever. Like barely anybody talks about it and like…the score is literally some of the richest and lush music Steve has ever written. Like it’s a beautiful show and it deserves to be talked about a lot more.
May I ask; why Kecherov? Why do you love him almost as much as Carey?
Oh man anon, how do I start. How do I start with why I love Nikita Igorevich Kucherov, #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Russian National Team.
I hope you were ready for this when you sent this ask.
Who is Nikita Kucherov, whom many call Kuch (and a select few call Kuchy-coo if they’re feeling brave)?
Born in Maykop, Russia
Drafted second round, 58th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
5′11, 180 lb, Right wing
Played with CSKA Moscow for a bit, and in the QMJHL for a year
He was forced to sit out a number of games in the Q because of their rules about foreign players. He could’ve gone back to Russia to a team that would let him play every night, but that would mean giving up his NHL dream
23 years old as of June (I know, he doesn’t look it)
Okay, great. Tell me more about him. What’s he like?
Gives adorably nervous interviews and is generally camera-shy (often looks like he’s Suffering)
Has a gorgeous smile which we don’t get to see often because he has Resting Vaguely Annoyed Face
Teammates say he’s very quiet, very serious, though it’s the cutest thing when he gets the gigglies, and he can be pretty funny
Now that you’ve seen what he looks like, we’ll get to the meat of why I love him, and that’s because at the heart of things, I’m someone who loves hockey
Plays for the Bolts, one of my favorite teams
You ever heard of the Tampa Triplets? The Triplets are Nikita Kucherov, Tyler Johnson, and Ondrej Palat. They’re such a playoff force that they have their own fucking nickname
Broken up this season, but in the 2014-2015 season the Triplets combined for 97 goals, 243 points, and a +116 rating
That one time they shared a water bottle
During this World Cup during a Czech Republic vs. Russia game, Pally got a kneeing minor against Kuch and then they went back and forth trying to take the blame for it because ~friends [article]
This entire article that tells you a lot about them.
Kuch’s hobbies are: Play Xbox, lay on the couch, eat pineapple.
But let me tell you more about Kuch himself, removed from his linemates
The scouting report on “the Russian Rifle” (yes that was his nickname):
“What kind of player is Nikita Kucherov? Game-breaker would be the easy answer or heart breaker if you are playing for the other side. Nikita has an impressive arrange of advanced weapons in his arsenal. First of all, his one-timer is so good that he could live off that alone. Secondly, his speed is so devastating that he can back up defenders and use his sublime passing skills to finish the play. Thirdly, he is prepared to be aggressive on the forecheck and pounce on loose pucks. Fourthly, add vision, determination and an elite finishing ability and you have one elite hockey player.” (x)
And now, in the NHL:
In 2014-2015 had an NHL-leading +38 (tied w Max Pacioretty), 29 goals and 65 points as a 21-year-old
In 2015-2016 was team’s best scorer, had 30 goals and 66 points as a 22-year-old
Some advanced stats from 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Corsi for %: 59.6 and 60.1
Relative Corsi for %: 11.0 and 12.8
His Fenwick is pretty good too, with his FF% at 58.9 and 59.5
This year during the playoffs, against the New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings, he had 9 goals and 3 assists in 10 games. That’s not a typo, he had NINE GOALS IN TEN GAMES
That’s 30% of all Lightning postseason goals, and something like 70% of his goals are the go-ahead goal or a game-winning goal
Scored the first goal of this year’s playoffs
Ended this postseason with 19 points in 17 games
Had an NHL-leading 11 postseason goals when the Bolts were eliminated after the Eastern Conference Final. At the time, this was tied with Joe Pavelski, but Kuch did it in fewer games
A top-3 Conn Smythe contender until the Bolts were eliminated
Overall career playoff record: 22 goals and 42 points in 45 games
Can play on either wing, good possession game, and is a consistent goal scorer (when he had 9 goals, no one else on his team had above 4)
Just one of those guys who’s really dangerous when he’s in the offensive zone. Has a beautiful shot (not his famed wrister, but still)
AND YET HE’S SO FUCKING UNDERRATED LIKE NO ONE EVER TALKS ABOUT HIM WHILE HE’S QUIETLY RACKING UP POINTS
In the World Cup of Hockey he was mentioned…..like 3 times outside of when he scored. Everyone’s talking about Ovi and Geno and Tarasenko and Panarin and Datsyuk and I get that but Kuch is one of the most consistent players on the Russian team. Trust me, he’s really fucking good
I’m going to end with smiling Kuch
tl;dr Nikita Kucherov is a damn good hockey player who’s kinda quietly efficient and doesn’t make a fuss and people don’t talk about him enough so I aggressively love him to make up for that
This is How u’s Rolls-- I Mean, These are their Roles.
This is a quick and fun activity that @athyrabunlord and I did a week ago. We talking about each of the members of u’s and tried to figure out what they jobs are in the group. We are all very familiar with the Production Team (Maki, Umi and Kotori) but what about the others? Here is our take:
• Honoka – This is u’s sunberry. The showy and outgoing leader, who… procrastinates on many things. The clueless yet adorable dunce. The boss pimp. The harem owner. She serves best as the group’s spokesperson and icon. She really doesn’t do much in terms of song production but she is indeed the inspiration for many of them. The unlimited supply of sunshine and manjuus. • Umi – The Oni Instructor. She is the backbone of u’s, as well as its muscles and abs. She keeps things moving, though she sometimes fails at keeping it moving smoothly. The dense block of wood. The underboss pimp. Her greatest contribution to u’s is her lyrics (though sometimes it does beg the question where she gets ideas from, c’mon, Cutie Panther? Love Novels? Trouble Busters? BiBi? –wait that’s a subunit). She claims not to know anything about romance yet she managed to write Garasu no Hanazono, Storm in Lover, and Wild Stars (read the lyrics, seriously. So lewd). An invaluable member of the Production Team, she makes u’s performances possible. She works extensively with her (pairings) partners in the Production Team; making songs with Maki, cross-checking Eli’s choreography with the track and lyrics, and serving as a personal (dummy) model to Kotori’s costume making. A true busybody. Also oversees practice sessions and the members’ physical training. • Maki – The useless tsundere. Well, she’s not entirely useless. U’s wouldn’t be possible without her music after all. As the group’s resident composer and member of the Production Team, Maki creates all the tracks for their songs (including Afterschool Navigators; and she said she only listens to classical… and how the hell do her scores get played?). Everyone’s tomato baby. Tsuns her way into being spoiled by the older members. The Santa believer. The haughty yet zannen heiress. The bueeh?! And imi wakannai. The SFX princess who has melancholy issues (and is very gay). Oh, and her family’s summer homes and winter cottages are very handy too. • Kotori – The birb from heaven. The most unappreciated and underrated member of the Production Team (because Soldier Game Trio are spotlight whores). She conceptualizes and produces all the costumes u’s has ever used, which is easier said than done. The time allotted to drawing, tweaking, and then looking for materials must be tremendous, then she has to cut, sew and fit the dress to nine bodies, while making each and everyone just slightly different to fit personalities. Oh and she does this while having a part-time job. Take that SG! Oh, and, she is also responsible for sending people into the hospital due to her suspicious taste in hotpot ingredients. • Eli – The harasho kaichou. An honorary member of the Production Team, Eli plans and oversees the group’s choreography, practice sessions, and chocolate rations. She is the one who puts everything together and makes sure the final product is as smooth and flawless as possible. The preppy manager. Nico’s nemesis in the human gene pool. The eyecatcher. The seemingly indomitable manager who, more often than not, fails at keeping the group focused (just listen to all the live intermissions dramas). The glacial queen who often gets a meltdown. • Nico – Everyone’s Lil Imp. The mascot. The shithead with many secrets. The red-eyed devil of randomness. The rapper. The unmeasurable nico nico nii~. The smol shrill Chihuahua. She is also the idol encyclopedia. She uses the knowledge of the idol community to promote u’s, perhaps post on forums, advertise on websites, and maintaining the group’s webpage. Her online social media followers help in u’s rankings. Teams up with Hanayo a lot to learn what is trendy and what is not. Updates the group with the online activities of their fans. The crouching devil and hidden buchou of u’s. Gets zero respect from kouhais but is very well loved. • Hanayo – The cinnamon roll. The squeaky baby that gives her all. The goddess of rice. The idol wiki. She serves as the group’s newsgirl, always on top of what’s latest and greatest in the school idol world. The resident teddy bear and cat babysitter. She is the warm support, full of positive encouragements. The spark that allowed u’s to continue after that empty auditorium. Wild feline handler. Cat whisperer. She works closely with Nico on PR and website maintenance. The girl who probably has thousands of followers on social media because of all the idol information she had dug from the deep web. • Nozomi – The perverse yet encouraging Yan. The card reader. The resident consultant and tsundere therapist. The team mom. She makes sure that there are materials for Nico and Hanayo to upload. She is probably responsible for stage and camera set-up for local performances and PVs. The double-checker as well as the prankster. The infinitely lucky washi washi max (even though Nico’s bad luck seems to always counter this). • Rin – The pet cat. The maji angeh. The true useless member. Just kidding. She probably helps Nozomi a lot with cameras and stage set-up. The temporary leader. Mostly follows Nozomi’s orders to annoy the shit out of the tsunderes. She leads the group’s stamina training though. The energizer bunny. The ramen sink. The cat’s nya. Everyone’s dream bride.
I would like to thank everybody who participated by sending in all of these fantastic categories! We are now one step closer to the Tumblr Tonys award show and I hope you all have fun nominating your favorites for each category.
Most Underrated Show
Best Off-Broadway Show (Currently)
Best Celebrity on Broadway (Currently)
Best Celebrity on Broadway (Ever)
Most Triumphant Return
Honorary Award for Matilda Swings
Favorite Child Actor
Best Film to Musical Adaptation
Best Fictional Ship
Strongest Female Character
Favorite On-Stage Pair/Broadway Duo
Would Make the Best Broadway Duo
Movie That Should Become a Musical
Musical That Should Become a Movie
Best Ballad (male)
Best Ballad (female)
Favorite Wendla Bergman/Melchior Gabor Duo
Best Web Series
Favorite Should-Have-Won-the-Tony Musical
Underrated TV Transfer
Best Broadway Star Gone Hollywood
Show That Needs a Revival
Favorite Show Featuring a Broadway Performer
Best Cast Recording
Best in a Role That Wasn’t For You
Off Broadway Show that Needs to Get to Broadway Hella Fast
Fiyero With the Nicest Ass (Google Search: Fiyero White Pants)
2-4-6-0-DONE! Which Show Needs to Take a Break Already?
Favorite ‘Totally Trucked’ Video
Best Backstage Photos/Selfies/#SIPS
How 'Bout You Just Give Us a Pro-Shot DVD of This Show
Again, thank you to everyone who sent in your categories! This includes tumblr users massekur, thelightinthepizzaria, n-ormlewis, benonceflawless, lucasbieneke, hopsjollyhigh, the-dramaturg, perfectfornatalie, and of course all of you lovely anons. Also, I may or may not have thrown in a few of my own.
Just so you’re aware, I am away for the duration of the weekend and I will be back Sunday evening. You may send in any nominations for any of these categories (one, all, or somewhere in between) while I’m away. I’m not sure if there’s wifi because this is a queue I am not actually here right now but I will answer all of your questions as soon as I can!
Let me know if you don’t understand a category or want an example from one!
Over the years and as I’ve gotten into and watched more films, I know of the mastery of James Horner’s music, but none has ever moved me as deeply and intensely as his very underrated soundtrack for the Land Before Time.
One of the most majestic elements to this score is how he threads the theme song - “If We Hold On Together” - into every piece of the music, with it culminating here in “Discovery of the Great Valley.”
Thank you for your great gift to the film industry, James Horner. Your music will go down in film history as one of the classics.
With the same amount of points as Taj Burrow, Josh Kerr comes in number 9 after finishing the year with a 3rd place at Pipeline.
The so called, most underrated surfer on tour, was close to win his first ever CT event in Margaret River but fell short to Michel Bourez. Since there, his scores were shitty. It wasn’t until the Quiksilver Pro France that Kerrzy started to show what he’s made of.
I hope next year Josh wins an event. He deserves it so bad.