this-explains...a-lot

Okay but Victor’s reaction to Yuuri saying he was alone at the banquet and that he couldn’t even talk to Victor broke my heart.

Sure it led to a hilarious moment and a plot twist, so to speak, but man I feel so sorry for Victor. This right here shows that Victor has spent the past 10 months or so believing, in earnest, that Yuuri remembered everything that happened that night. It explains the hurt look he gets when he offers Yuuri a photo and Yuuri just turns away and walks off. It explains the sad look when asked what he plans to do for the next season. It explains why he seized the opportunity to fly to Yuuri and why he used the excuse of wanting to be his coach. It explains the flirty touches and the desire to build up on their relationship. It explains a lot of his confusion when Yuuri is embarrassed or flustered. It adds a new light to that bit when Yuuri is skating his free program and Victor says something along the lines of, “This is the part that represents when I became your coach…it doesn’t look like you were very happy about it.” IT ALSO SHOWS WHY HE LOOKED A LITTLE SAD WHEN SAYING IT. Also, Victor’s reactions to Yuuri’s skating seem much more adoring now because of that. AND THE REASON VICTOR ASSIGNED EROS TO YUURI IS A LITTLE MORE CLEAR NOW. 

EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED ALL HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THIS:

AND YUURI DOESN’T EVEN REMEMBER IT. Like Victor literally gave up everything to be with Yuuri and Yuuri doesn’t even remember asking. 

ALSO IN EP 9 WHEN YUURI SAYS, “PLEASE REMAIN MY COACH UNTIL I RETIRE!” FOR VICTOR THAT WAS THE SECOND TIME YUURI ASKED HIM TO BE HIS COACH AND IF THAT DOESN’T BREAK YOUR HEART—

anonymous asked:

Fun fact: Russian Christmas is on Jan. 7. This is why Viktor gets somewhat confused about the whole "omg your b-day is on Christmas Day!" thing. By the way, very much a religious holiday down there. New Year and New Year's Eve are more like American and Japanese Christmas in their celebration. Except the staple foods are different and there's this ancient comedy movie broadcast on every goddamn channel.

Oh, wow, thank you for this info! I didn’t know that Russia celebrates their Christmas later! It explains a lot!

anonymous asked:

Doesn't the banquet happen after the competition. I mean that is why Yuuri got blackout drunk, because he had done so terribly in the GPF. So that means that the commemorative photo offer was actually before the banquet.

yep! there was a meta on it somewhere that explained it a lot

hoi-dont-follow-me  asked:

Hey now Sans, you've got it all wrong! Pokémon aren't pets, they're family. Why would trying to use a pokéball on a regular monster make them a pet? Geez, looks like maybe you're projecting a little. It's like you WANT to be a pet, which would explain a lot actually.

B UF Sans: *Beep*, just leave me alone. *snarls* I am dangerous.

B UF Papyrus: … *looks sad*

I just love how in English you say “great minds think alike”, which is a completely positive thing since you’re kinda praising yourself, but in German you go like “zwei Dumme, ein Gedanke” = “two fools, one thought” 

German is beautiful, isn’t it

npr.org
How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking
Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.

A really cool article about one of my weird niche interests (ask me about Renaissance recipes sometime, they’re great).

Since I have my main cookbook right by me at the moment, here’s a small sample of some flavour profiles from Renaissance England, prior to the shift in European cooking styles that’s described in this article–all of them from savoury recipes involving meat:

  • Rosemary, currant, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, pepper.
  • Shallot, mustard, nutmeg, honey, white wine vinegar.
  • Onion, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, savoury, bay, parsley, pistachio.
  • Sage, shallot, mace, parsley, nutmeg, pepper.
  • Parsley, mint, sage, caraway, coriander, nutmeg, capers.
  • Fennel, savoury, rosemary, thyme, bay, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.
  • Nutmeg, pepper, parsley, thyme, rosemary, cloves, grapes.

Hardly the plain boiled fare most people picture in traditional English cooking, right?

Renaissance food is awesome.