this may not be what you expected

Height Difference

 Fandom: Marvel; The Avengers

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Reader

Character(s): The avengers; Bucky Barnes

Warning(s): None; Good ol’ fluff

Summary: Reader is much shorter than her boyfriend, Steve Rogers. Although she may be short, she is like a grenade. With the mouth of a sailor, a bad attitude, and a tendency to not follow orders, people would expect her to be with someone else. But she’s not, and it’s fun.

(Bet you were expecting a gif. Well fuck that.)


 “Fuck!” You growled, climbing onto the counter. You had been trying to reach the cookies for over an hour. 
 “Y/N?” A soft voice entered your ears. You turned around and saw a tall handsome blonde, Steve. “What’s wrong?”

 “I can’t fucking reach the goddamn cookies.” You hissed, jumping up to reach the cookies that were on the highest shelf.

 “Lan-”

  “I fucking dare you to finish that word.” You snapped. Steve chuckled as he reached forward, grabbed you by your waist and set you on the ground next to him. Easily he reached up and grabbed the tasty treats off the shelf.

 “Here you go sweetheart.”


“Tony you motherfucker!” You shouted, chasing after Tony who had drawn on you while you were napping. In red, black, and blue marker he had written the words Property of America on your ass. How he managed to do it, you didn’t know. But he did. He also managed to put the words America’s bitch on your chest.

 “We all know it’s true!” He snapped, dodging furniture and other avengers. 

 “I am going to kill you!” You threatened, standing up on the kitchen table. Bucky and Nat looked up and immediately started laughing at the words printed on your body.

 “Steve! Get in here!” Bucky called, laughing and holding his stomach.

 “Guy’s, what happened?” Steve questioned, walking into the room. He looked up and saw the words written on your boobs and ass. “Y/N?” He blushed.

 “Barnes. I will murder you.” You growled lowly, launching yourself at him, causing both of you to fall on the ground. You easily grabbed his hair and yanked it hard, causing him to let out a sound of pain.

 “Hey! Paws off!” He snapped, tickling your sides.

 “Guys!” Steve said, catching the attention of both of you. “Calm down.”

 “Yeah! Calm down!” Bucky laughed. You landed a fist to his flesh shoulder, causing him to land one on your other shoulder.

 “Y/N! Bucky!” Steve hissed, grabbed the collars of your shirt and Bucky’s and pulling you two apart. He pushed Bucky towards the table and forced you into a chair.

 “Do you see what Tony did?” You questioned, pointing at your boobs.

 “I do.” He grinned, staring at your chest.

 “Pervert.” You smiled softly, pushing him away.

 “I love you too.”


  You absolutely loved pool parties. It gave you a reason to wear your new bikini. It was a two piece which had a Captain America shield on both breasts, red white and blue stripes everywhere, and the words Captain America on the ass. You had bought the bikini when you were shopping alone one day, and decided it was the best thing to buy.

 You looked out at the pool and saw everyone already in the water. Nat was on Clint’s shoulders, while Sam was on Bucky’s shoulders, trying to play Chicken Fight. Thor, Tony, and Bruce were all tossing a ball around. Then there was Steve, sitting on the edge of the pool, probably waiting for you.

 You smiled brightly and walked outside, causing everyone to look at you. You smirked and turned on the stereo before jumping into the pool. Steve was blushing furiously with a small smile on his lips.

 “Hey captain.” You smiled flirtatiously. 

 “You got a new swimsuit.” He blushed.

 “You like it?” You grinned, wrapping your arms around his neck.

 “Get it Steve!” Sam shouted, seconds before he was flipped backwards into the water. 

 “Shut up guys!” Steve laughed.

 “Y/N! You look hot!” Tony shouted.

 “I know she does!” Steve grinned, pulling you in for a kiss.


 This was really fucking fun to write. But you guys don’t care, you mostly came here to read some words. So… If you want, request something.

I’m glad that you can manage to go to work/school with that stuff! That’s mostly what the goal is for people dealing with those specific issues. What I’m saying is, because of anxiety induced panic attacks, I personally will often throw up and have to be late at most to classes. College is a bit difficult because I’ve only been medicated for my illnesses for two years after being hospitalized and I’m pretty far from my parents.
What I’m meaning to say is that some people may not be at the point you are at, or may have different disorders and illnesses than you. It’s not a general thing, it’s a case by case situation and it’s dangerous to 100% group all mentally ill people together to form a set expectation. However I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you are (sort of) right that many known cases of depression and anxiety are helped by forcing yourself to go out to work when you don’t want to, and that’s how I treat mine.

But my perspective is that it’s kind of lame to penalize students (not workers, but that’s a different situation) if once in the entirety of the semester they physically and mentally cannot go to class or really need to see a therapist for an emergency visit, but they can make up their work and whatever they missed just fine. I can understand that in the past, students can definitely abuse “mental health” days but it just sounds a lot more obvious to me that students copping out of class isn’t the problem as much as the professor just doesnt think any of it–good or bad– is a valid reason, since he completely eliminated any and all mental health situations rather than saying “email me for certain situations” or something

And it goes for other situations too, someone I knew who was still in high school had killed himself last semester and I got in trouble for being gone two days (one was the day of, the second was the memorial) because funerals “should only take one day”
But honestly this all is probably rooted as me being a bratty student or something

anonymous asked:

Hi sorry old news but can I just say that I have been in abusive relationships and when jd and veronica have may not be healthy, but they sure as hell deserved to be together. I know what abuse is like and while there are some parts of the relationship that were inappropriate and sad, that was because you had a desperate girl and a mentally ill boy who are both in rough places in 1988 try and survive a shitty bullying hellhole and,, u expect them to be pure??that's not how things work

omg at first I thought this was gonna be hate and I braced myself to be salty but i’m glad this was nice. but yes I agree!! I just feel like it was mega unhealthy and jd was a manipulative shit, and yes that is inexcusable, but that doesn’t ruin the entire relationship. like there are a lot of cases of abuse where the negatives majorly outweigh the positives and make the whole relationship awful, but I just don’t feel like that’s the case here.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I've been interested in getting into spirit work for a while now, but I'm not sure what to do to get started. Could you give me some pointers?

Research, research, research! 😉 And keep an open mind. Don’t expect experiences like others have, especially not overnight. Many of us have been doing this for years to get communication like we do. Remain patient, and stay open to your own experiences, because you may get communication different them anyone else. Good luck!

I can guarantee you that approximately 0% of people who are going to protest within the next few days are expecting trump to just be like “oops! Y'all got me! I’ll resign” because that’s not the point. Protesting can’t automatically undo what has already been done, but it does send a message of distaste, shows that people will make noise if they sense injustice, and signifies that citizens will continue to protest as worse things (may) happen. It’s a response, not a plea

You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.
—  Bob Marley
how old are the cool kids post

the cool kids cameos from this episode and steven being less than 1 in this flashback really help with getting a more accurate age for the cool kids in present time… if you notice, both sour cream and buck have missing baby teeth; like i said in my sour cream post, children don’t typically start losing their top teeth, particularly their central incisors (front teeth, like what buck seems to be missing) until around 6 or 7 years and their lateral incisors (top teeth next to their front teeth, like what sour cream seems to be missing) until around 7 or 8 years. presently, steven is 14 years old and if we assume that the cool kids lost their baby teeth at the standard expected ages, they may be anywhere from 20 to 22 years old (19-23 can also be possible). this would mean that they are definitely not minors, are possibly legal adults or at the very least college-aged. they are literally grown ass people y’all

Some tips to writing gay sex when you aren’t a gay guy:

When your characters are cis men:

  • Preparation can be key. If your character didn’t expect to have sex that night, then he probably isn’t prepared. If there is penetration going to be happening, some men prefer to get themselves ready… y’know… clean up. Otherwise bad stuff can sometimes happen and it’s not pleasant for either person.
  • LUBE. Not spit. LUBE. Spit dries up really easily and it can pull on that sensitive flesh and that’s not a pleasant experience for most people. There are also different types of lube which you can choose from depending on the type of situation!
  • There are other ways of having sex then putting dick in butt. Many other ways. Explore them! This also applies to every other gender.
  • Stretching before penetration is important, it can REALLY hurt otherwise. Your character needs to be relaxed, but don’t overstretch them (that can hurt too). That ain’t fun buddy, don’t put your character through that.
  • Don’t just… have your guy who is on top slam his dick into the other? That’s not fun, put some speed differences in there, have him pay attention to the other’s responses.

When the characters are trans men:

  • All trans men are different, much like all cis men are different, and all girls are different, and all other-gendered-folk are different as well. Each has their own experience with their lives, these notes are just things that I’ve personally learned along the way, so they may not be applicable to everyone!
  • After going on HRT (hormone replacement therapy), men can grow facial hair and get a deeper voice.
  • If your character shows signs of having hormones, he may not be able to produce natural lubrication anymore in his parts. Much like cismen, he also needs lube.
  • Some trans men prefer anal, just cause gender dysphoria can suck sometimes.
  • Try to stray away from calling your trans character terms like ‘tranny’ or other terms that can be hurtful. (Some older generations may find power in the term, so this can change.)
  • Some trans men feel uncomfortable when people start talking about their ‘pussy’, calling them ‘woman’, or wanting to ‘impregnate them’ (which for some people -not all though- is impossible once you’ve been on HRT for a while). You might trigger the aforementioned gender dysphoria again in your readers, but also in your character.
  • It’s not a good feeling, so maybe stray away from that! :)
  • Be kind to your trans man, (and your other characters of course), so give him things that make him feel validated as the man he truly is. Use he/him/his pronouns, be obvious about it.

Feel free to add more! This is not an all-encompassing list!
It’s also good to note that everything changes from person to person, so feel free to do some research and talk to trans and cis men alike, go out and write what you like, what makes you happy!

Mercury Retrograde Cycle – Dec. 19, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017

Intro: 

The planet Mercury will be entering a retrograde cycle in the Earth sign Capricorn on December 19, 2016, until January 8 of 2017.  It is a period where Mercury “goes backwards”. However, this is an optical illusion.When Mercury goes retrograde, you can expect communications to go haywire.  This occurs approximately 3-4 times a year.

Mercury is the ruler of communication, clear thinking, as well as travel.  During the retrograde cycle, things may start to get ugly in these areas.

What to do:

  • Stay Calm.  Everyone goes through it and it effects everyone differently. Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini and Virgo, and those with Gemini or Virgo placements may feel the difficulties of the retrograde more than others. 
  • Try and go with the flow. Things are most likely not going to go your way since Mercury wants us to think backwards spiritually.  It wants us to re-evaluate our thinking and re-evaluate areas in our lives that may need some work.
  • Take extra precautions. 
  • Be good to yourself!

What NOT to do:

  • Refrain from large purchases such as buying a house, car, electronic devices, etc.  Most likely, computers may crash, cars may break down more than usual and travel will be more difficult during this period as well.
  • Do not enter new relationships. This is a time of reflection and re-evaluation.  Exes are likely to appear! Do NOT go back to them either, because it is likely the spark will die out after the retrograde is over.
  • Avoid large contracts or entering into a commitment.  Many started projects remain unfinished during a Mercury retrograde.
  • Don’t start a job. Things are not what they seem to be during a Mercury retrograde period!
  • Avoid moving in with someone. People may not be “themselves” during a retrograde cycle, and once Mercury goes direct, this person may be a totally different person.

Other things you can expect:

  • Deceitful people; especially with Neptune in Pisces.
  • Sleep deprivation is likely.
  • Greater stress is likely.
  • Slower thought process
  • Travel delays or traffic
  • More arguments with friends/family
  • Unhappy/more angry people

Best of luck everyone! 

if there is a fourth episode next week against all odds, they’ve planned to do this from the start, which means they did not count on tjlc, or on any of us loving their work as much as we do. i understand the incredible pain, and the feeling of betrayal, and that those might not pass even if a fourth episode is real. i just wanted to put this thought out there. if there is a fourth episode, these guys aren’t sadistic. they just never expected the kind of love we’ve given them, and could never have predicted any of us, or how amazing, clever, and brilliant we are. i know this may not be enough to some of you, but it is a comforting thought to me, and what i want the most right now is to comfort you. if this doesn’t do that: you still have my full empathy, and i’m on your side 

Ok but you guys remember how in his first day of competition, Yuri’s thoughts just keept going back and forth to Victor, to the reactions he may be showing, what he would expect him to do or try in the moment. YURI’S ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PLEASE VICTOR.

And after it ends, he just can’t seem to wait and see his reaction, like a small child wanting to be praised.

But the thing is that there’s a really brief scene in his second routine, where the camera focuses on a detailed sequence of steps and then, seconds later, Victor is shown smiling.

AND JUST LOOK AT THIS.

IT’S SO DETAILED…

EACH AND EVERY MOVE LOOKS SO FLUID. And Yuri’s skating in a way for this not to go unnoticed, because he knows Victor will like it.

Then we get to see Victor, and his current smile just turns into one filled with fondness and affection AND I JUST CAN’T DEAL WITH HOW ADORABLE THIS IS… BECAUSE HE KNOWS.

He knows all those steps by heart, he knows every little perk, trick, and art behind each movement. He knows Yuri’s changing part of the routine by following a distinct pattern of jumps, but whether or not he approves of that, he gets that Yuri is still trying to please him, just like the first time, and no other than Victor would have been able to figure out the words being said through such actions at that moment because he’s the one who created the routine.

Victor understands Yuri’s urge and restlessness to improve, because he has felt the same way countless of times, he’s been lecture by Yakov in the past for the same reasons, trying things that might seem reckless. And he knows that Yuri has not forgotten what is that he wants from him, what he is expecting from his performance. Yuri is greatful, he is so greatful for all what Victor’s done for him, he is repaying that with his skating, and that final smile shows that Victor knows.

You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.
—  Bob Marley

Cleric: “I just… feel bad. I try to help and as soon as I do, it always backfires…”
Rogue: “Hey, at least you try to be helpful. I just do what I want and only care about the people close to me and don’t try to help anyone else. I’m a bad person.”
Cleric: “I don’t think that’s true. I think you just claim that so you don’t have to put the responsibility and expectations of doing good because you’re not sure you can do it- so you call yourself a bad person to avoid your moral compass and any failures that may result from it.”
Rogue: *Sweats intensely* “AHEM, ANYWAYS-”

Drabble Challenge: 1-150

Rules: Followers send a number to your ask and you write a drabble using that sentence/prompt in your piece. Try to keep up! Expect a TON of requests!


  1. “The skirt is supposed to be this short.”
  2. “How long have you been standing there?”
  3. “I may be an idiot, but I’m not stupid.”
  4. “Who gave you that black eye?”
  5. “You haven’t even touched your food. What’s going on?”
  6. “I just like proving you wrong.”
  7. “Everyone keeps telling me you’re the bad guy.”
  8. “Forget it. You fucking suck.”
  9. “Quit it or I’ll bite.”
  10. “If you use up all the hot water again, I swear to god! You’re on the couch for a month!!”
  11. “If I die, I’m going to haunt your ass.”
  12. “I’m pregnant.”
  13. “Looks like we’re gonna be stuck here for a while.”
  14. “Take. It. Off.”
  15. “Well, you’re coming home with me whether you like it or not.”
  16. “I’ll kick his ass if you want me to.”
  17. “Stop it! It tickles!”
  18. “It’s okay to cry…”
  19. “And that’s how you ruin a life. Congratulations.”
  20. “D..did you just make that noise?”
  21. “He’s a bad kisser.”
  22. “You can scream if you want.”
  23. “I didn’t know we were keeping track.”
  24. “We’re playing checkers. If you don’t like it, leave.”
  25. “One of them’s missing.”
  26. “Save some for me.”
  27. “Oh, fuck off.”
  28. “You’re still mad?”
  29. “Come over here and make me.”
  30. “You better watch yourself.”
  31. “Eat your lunch and you wouldn’t be hungry.”
  32. “Why did we have to have kids?”
  33. “Call on Line 1”
  34. “He creeped me out. I’m not gonna lie.”
  35. “I’m done! You can fix it!”
  36. “Can we just watch a movie and fall asleep on the couch?”
  37. “Where did he go?”
  38. “You leave whenever you feel like it.”
  39. “I forgot I was a single parent.”
  40. “Don’t apologize if you don’t mean it.”
  41. “You’re going out dressed like that?”
  42. “For the hundredth time, I’m not your babysitter.”  
  43. “Frost the damn cupcakes.”
  44. “Well that’s the second biggest news I’ve heard all day.”
  45. “You look pretty hot in plaid.”  
  46. “I thought you were dead!”
  47. “I thought it was a one-night-stand…and now we’re married…”
  48. “We’ve become the clingy couple that you used to complain about.”
  49. “Quit touching me. Your feet are cold.”
  50. “You know you want it, sweetheart.”
  51. “I’m your husband. It’s my job.”  
  52. “You just wanted them because the light up.”
  53. “That wasn’t very subtle.”
  54. “He thinks he’s a mind reader.”  
  55. “It’s just you and me tonight. I was thinking we could have a little fun.”
  56. “I don’t do hugs.”
  57. “Don’t talk anymore.”
  58. “I’m just a guy with a wife, two kids, and a Harley.”
  59. “How do I even put up with you?”
  60. “I said get rid of it.”
  61. “They didn’t just find out. They already knew!”
  62. “You’re not as quiet as you think you are.”
  63. “Can you just man up and change his diaper?”
  64. “Just don’t buy a goat. I don’t care what you do, just no goats.”
  65. “I have a secret.”
  66. “I won’t let you get hurt.”
  67. “You’re strong, baby. You have to be.”
  68. “He’s four years old!!”
  69. “I’ve had enough! I want to be alone!”
  70. “I can’t stand seeing you like this.”
  71. “Me and the boys will handle it.”
  72. “You’re competitive and so am I, and it’s going to lead to a fight.”
  73. “Is there a reason you’re naked in my bed?”
  74. “You’re a dork, just like your father.”
  75. “Mind if I join you?”
  76. “Daddy!”
  77. “I lost our child.”
  78. “That’s my shirt. So is that..wait?”
  79. “My name isn’t Leslie…who’s Leslie?”
  80. “There’s a surprise upstairs for you.”
  81. “I’ll take care of it.”
  82. “I’m not your boss? Well then who is?”
  83. “You can’t eat solids, only liquids until Thursday.”
  84. “Come on, baby, up to bed.”
  85. “They got you a present. Isn’t it sweet?”
  86. “Am I scaring you?”
  87. “Run! You said you’d work out with me!”
  88. “After everything…I’d still choose you.”
  89. “And when did you plan on telling me about this?”
  90. “Trust me.”
  91. “Scoot over a little bit, please.”
  92. “You’re so clingy, I love it.”
  93. “You didn’t just wake me up at 2am because you were ‘in the mood’.”
  94. “Did they hurt you?”
  95. “You’re cute when you’re all worried.”
  96. “Stop being grumpy. It’s lame.”
  97. “I don’t need a hero, I need a husband.”
  98. “Don’t shut me out.”
  99. “You got a cute butt.”
  100. “I just got out of the shower, I can’t dance. What if my towel falls off?”
  101. “Don’t be an asshole. Asshole.”
  102. “Do you really think I could ever replace you?”
  103. “Sharing is caring. Now give me your fries.”
  104. “…or we can chill in our underwear.”
  105. “You can’t make up for it by giving me a tic-tac.”
  106. “Keep pedaling and don’t stop, okay?”
  107. “You, me, popcorn, two liter Dr. Pepper, and a movie. You in?”
  108. “Have you seen my contacts?”
  109. “Life is a highway, and I’m always drunk. So I’m not driving.”
  110. “Quit stalling. Where’s your father?”
  111. “You can’t just hug me and think everything’s okay.”
  112. “Is he coming home?”
  113. “I prefer blondes.”
  114. “No more dogs. How hard it it to understand?”
  115. “I let you win.”
  116. “I broke your nose, and I’m sorry for that. But what you’re doing isn’t fair.”
  117. “Can I do your hair?”
  118. “Your favorite superhero can’t be a villain.”
  119. “I told you not to jump on the bed!”
  120. “He’s pampering me, let him be.”
  121. “Ready or not, here I come.”
  122. “I’m worried about losing my job!”
  123. “Oh, did I scare you, big boy?”
  124. “Happy new year!”
  125. “Quit moving, I’m trying to sleep. Wait…are you…what?!”
  126. “You nap, I’ll stay awake.”
  127. “It’s turbulence. It’s normal.”
  128. “Don’t touch me. We’re fighting.”
  129. “I’ll give you a massage.”
  130. “You fell asleep in the tub?!”
  131. “Are you doodling?”
  132. “We’re not playing strip poker. I don’t care what I said when I was drunk.”
  133. “Slushies aren’t just for kids, fuck society.”
  134. “Are you scared…Then why won’t you look at the screen?”
  135. “Enough with the pillow talk, I’m tired.”
  136. “You had a nightmare, tell me what it was about so I can fix it.”
  137. “We need groceries, not just junk food. You’re worse than the kids.”
  138. “Is this our closet? Or your closet?”
  139. “If I win, you do dishes for a week.”
  140. “Fist bumps are cooler than high-fives…”
  141. “Use your words.”
  142. “Hold my hand so he gets jealous.”
  143. “Ew, your hand is sweaty.”
  144. “Get out of my face before I hit you.”
  145. “I don’t care if your 4 or 40, you don’t hit people.”
  146. “You only care about football, beer, and raking leaves.”
  147. “Look! Fireflies!”
  148. “Why do you only kiss me when I’m sleeping?”
  149. “I just need ten minutes.”
  150. *Make Your Own*

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ANIMATION COMMISSIONS (frame by frame animation)

Hello!

I’d like to try out some animation commissions! It’s a little experiment for me.

Examples:

Full colored animation with background and shading per second: $15

(12-16 drawn frames; 1-4 work days, 10-20+ hours work time)

(really depends on the amount of backgrounds, actual drawn frames, movement and amount of characters portrayed)

Also loops and not moving frames are free of charge if it extends the amount of seconds.


Note: I will always draw a storyboard and present it to you how the finished animation may look like with sheets and sketches if you like. I also can send you my SAI file where everything is drawn.

Also please be aware that I’m not a professional and may not fully deliver what you may expect.

I’m mostly open to every subject to broaden my experience.


Payment only via PayPal in USD, please send me a private message if you are interested.

When can we expect season 2 of Yuri on Ice?

Allow me to preface this post by saying that I do not know, and have no way of knowing when the second season of YOI will be released but what I can do is speculate on when it can realistically come out. So this is exactly what that is - a speculation post, based on a number of assumptions but one which may give you a better idea how long it might take to create another season.

Alright, I feel like the first question most people would ask is: How long does it take to make a 12-episode anime?

And the answer is quite unsatisfying and anticlimactic because… it depends. It varies from project to project, some may take longer and some may take less time, depending on many factors. The fact that Yuri on Ice is a completely original project and isn’t a manga, novel or game adaptation certainly plays a role here.

First of all, the story must be completed for the creators to begin actual production of the animation sequences and the like. In terms of production of animation in Yuri on Ice we must also take choreography into consideration because with the amount of skating sequences we see, Kenji Miyamoto must first actually come up with all of the programs, then skate them through a few times and let the animation/assistant team record him so that the animators have references for figure skating - which after all is the bulk of the anime. The choreography and costume design have to be ready before anything can even start being animated.

The same goes for the story because, well… what’s the point of drawing many frames for multiple episodes if you’re still not sure if that’s what you want the final product to be? Sure, changes can still be applied and reanimated if necessary, but the outset is to be 100% done with the story when the animation begins (at least for the first few episodes). Creators also generally feel more comfortable with having a finished story before allowing people to begin the animation process because if they realize they still want to apply changes or aren’t sure of something within the story, it will cost them time and money to fix it.

But assuming that the story is completed: how long would it take to get everything animated, voice-acted etc?

Well, thank God we’ve had an anime about anime production (it’s called Shirobako, if you’re interested in how the industry works then 10/10 would recommend) which gave us a rough schedule or this post would be 100% assumptions. This sample was created by someone in the anime industry though so it must be at least somewhat accurate.

Does looking at ^that make you feel scared and confused? Yeah, don’t worry I get that, but if we take a moment to have a closer look it actually tells us a lot about the anime production process.

Let’s look at the time first: it shows that it roughly takes 25 weeks + 12 weeks of when the anime is actually airing, for the production to be completed. If we assume that Yuri on Ice has been made exactly according to this schedule (which it probably wasn’t, but let’s assume for the sake of the example) then the production, the first week when the first Storyboard would go up would have began in the second or third week of April, 2016.

If the first Storyboard for the second season would be done by April 2017 then a second season in Fall 2017 (beginning in October) would seem very much doable.

But we must also take this schedule with a grain of salt. Because it’s very possible that animating all the figure skating in Yuri on Ice would take longer than for example animating all the scenes in a slice of life anime, meaning that if the studio was aiming for a Fall 2017 release, they would need to begin animating earlier/ would have to outsource more work to other studios (which is actually common practice and MAPPA cooperated with over 20 other studios during the creation of the first season so it’s not really an issue).

Let’s take a moment to ponder the point of having to start animating earlier, let’s say in March to make it in time for the October release. Remember what I said about the story earlier? it needs to be completed before the animation process begins.

How much time do we have between now and March? Like less than 3 months. Assuming that Kubo already began writing the story for the second season the moment they decided to change the ending for season 1, she probably spent around the last month writing. Can Kubo (with the input of Sayo Yamamoto) create a story for an entire season in 4 months? Maybe. I wouldn’t put it past her. Although with the amount of references and traveling she does for her works, it would probably be exhausting and stressful.

Let’s also remember that for an October release, the storyboards would have to be prepared before the animation so in our schedule around March/April. Kubo not only writes the general story, she draws all the storyboards herself. I’ve been doing some research on this but I am still uncertain how long a storyboard for one episode takes to complete, but I would assume something around one to two weeks, if the author spends 8 hours a day working on it.

Alright, but all of that technical talk aside, let’s get to the main question: Would a Fall 2017 release date (October 2017 premier) be possible for season 2 of Yuri on Ice? Yes.

Now, would it be likely? I’m… not entirely sure. I think that would depend on how much time Kubo needs to write/rewrite/consider/decide on the story, and how much time she would want to have to actually write it and create the storyboards. But if we’re asking about a realistic possibility? Yes, it’s possible.

What seems more likely to me would be a Winter 2018 release date (January 2018 premiere). That way, they actually have enough time to prepare everything in advance and don’t need to rush with anything, having those extra 3 months to get everything ready.

Not to mention that it would make sense thematically - from January to March the European, Four Continent and World Championships take place and the anime could perhaps show some of that to the audience for a change from the Grand Prix Series.

Of course, all these are just assumptions and it’s possible that the anime will come sooner or later than either of these possible dates (though probably it’s less likely to be sooner), but until an official announcement - we won’t know.

TL;DR For a variety of reasons, I predict that season two of Yuri on Ice will premier either in October 2017 or January 2018.

Tips for Caringhearts! Or any caretaker of an age regressor

If you’re new to this whole “taking care of an age regressor” thing, you might be a little confused as to what to expect! Here’s a little guide of helpful suggestions I could come up with based on general age groups!

BABY AGE REGRESSORS
• very cuddly
• needs lots of naps
• might use diapers
• be gentle and soft with them please
• likes chewing on things
• feed them
• hold them
• may be very babbly or completely nonverbal
• might be calm or fussy
• pacis, bottles, teethers
• stuffies and blankies should be soft
• lullabies
• soft carpet or mats for crawlers
• not too loud or too bright please

TODDLER AGE REGRESSORS
• might be mischievous
• giggly
• cute clothes are necessary
• pacis and Sippy cups
• all the stuffies
• cute plates and eating utensils
• nap time might be harder to enforce
• makes messes if you don’t watch them
• lots of crayons
• cut up their food for them
• buckle their seat belt
• everything is a game
• Disney everything
• tickle fights
• brush their hair
• bubbles!
• tea parties
• there’s monsters in the closet
• piggy back rides
• imitates caregiver
• “I am a big kid!”
• needs help/reminding for brushing teeth, going to the bathroom, washing hands, etc.
• less baby talk, but uses simple sentences, may make small grammar or pronunciation mistakes
• they shouldn’t touch the sharp things!
• or hot things
• they will probably want to touch the hot things and the sharp things

LIL KIDDO AGE REGRESSORS
• more autonomous and can help you take care of them
• help pick out clothes
• tie shoes
• lots of questions “what’s that?” “Who’s that” “why?”
• watch lots of cartoons
• the character shaped food is always better
• thinks they can do everything by themselves but they still need help
• night lights
• play pretend
• wants to learn
• take fun trips to pool, park, zoo, etc.
• sings lots
• arts and crafts
• read with them
• chores
• hold hands to cross the street
• speech easy to understand but may be random and excitable, unrelated to what you were saying
• character t-shirts
• cute hair accessories, bracelets, etc.
• pillow forts

BIG KID AGE REGRESSORS
• wants to be more independent
• board games and card games
• video games and movies
• still needs bedtimes and curfews
• help cook meals
• give them little assignments
• needs to know you’re proud and you love them
• climbs trees
• can have more big kid conversations
• hang out and play with them
• write cute notes and stick in their lunch boxes
• help them make hard decisions but allow them some freedom
• might need to limit time with electronics
• sports and team games
• comic books/ magazines


Remember, this is just a list of suggestions. Every regressor is different, and you’ll have to get to know them personally. They may have qualities from each of these sections! If you’re ever unsure as to what your kiddo needs or wants from you as their carer, the best thing to do is to ask them! They may be unsure of what they want themselves. It can take time and experimenting, but together you can find what works for the both of you together.

They told us many times they were giving us more than we expect. We’re the ones who watch for that stuff, we’re the ones they warned. We of all people should see this.

“Back 4 more” tweets

“People always give up after 3”

“There now may be too many endings”

“I don’t like loose ends, not on my watch”

“It’s not a trick it’s a plan”

“Give the people what they want”

“I love a good acronym, all the best secret societies have them”

“Is tea… code?”

“Intuitions shouldn’t be ignored”

“Nothing is impossible. You of all people should know that.”

Honor your own light,‬
‪before you expect someone else to.‬

‪Love your own self,‬
‪before you expect someone else to.‬

‪Vibrate higher your own self,‬
‪before you expect someone else to.‬

‪Be a better person your own self,‬
‪before you expect someone else to.‬

‪May what you desire to see in‬ others,
‪start within you—first. ‬

– Lalah Delia

WWE Warforged Wrestling Entertainment

CONTEXT: 4 man party into a corroded farmhouse turned swamp with a plant that hosted corpses nearby. After making constant dex saves and plowing through doors. I’m playing a warforged paladin with built in armor that weighs a little under 800 pounds. What happens next may not be expected

DM: You make your way down the stairs first, testing the strength of each step beneath your weight. Make a dex save every 5 feet down.

Warforged(me): *rolls above 10 most of the way down* Not to worry citizens, I will give my life before you!

Rogue: What if that thing controlling the corpses is causing this house to crumble?

DM: You hear an eerie screech echoing from somewhere below you.

Warforged (OOC): Now you’ve done it…

DM: Everyone make a dex reflex save

Rogue: *rolls 12*

Ranger: *rolls 14*

Wizard: *rolls 4*

Warforged: *rolls 20*

DM: Both the (Rogue) and (Ranger) keep their balance, however (Wizard) starts to tumble into the now gaping hole in the center of the main hall. (Warforged) as you rolled quite high and are near him I’ll give you a free action before the encounter.

Warforged: (OOC) I wish to push past (Wizard) and elbow drop into the hole.

DM: Okay, roll me an acrobatics check

Warforged: *rolls 20 again*

DM: Oh.. uuh okay, you make a great leap crushing the wood boards behind you. Elbow out, diving towards the gaping hole…

Warforged (OOC): I wish to start playing “Electrifying” out of my voice synthesizer.

DM: As you turn on your mysterious new aged robot music the screeching from the basement of the farmhouse is soon replaced by a large splatter followed by “DO YOU SMELL, WHAT (Warforged) IS COOKIIIIING?”

Rogue (OOC): I’m never playing with you again…

Ranger (OOC): And not experience the first wrestler of the Warforged Wrestling Entertainment world?!