to include the kiss scene

“Not only are there no happy endings…There aren’t even any endings.”

Every time I read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, I find more things to adore about this novel. I read it this time while traveling across the United States, and I have to say, something about reading this book in transit just makes sense. It makes even more sense reading it while soaring over America itself, gazing down on fields and hills, a New Jersey import who lives in Chicago, went to LA a week or so ago, and just left Florida. There is something so intensely American about this novel, and it wows me every time. From the smaller mythic chapters telling folk tales and stories of the people who brought their gods to America, to the gods themselves and their characters, this novel always gets me. This was my third time reading this novel, and I’m going to dig deep to highlight new things that I had forgotten, so solid warning: Spoilers ahead.

I will never get over the way that Neil Gaiman melds together the idea of the gods and the land, and gives them both their own power and will. Something that wows me that I often forget about the standalone is now astoundingly diverse it is without being appropriative, and how Gaiman incorporates so many cultures, a diverse range of characters, as well as a huge amount of humor without it becoming problematic. I think this novel could be a guidebook for authors who want to know how to write diverse stories and mythos respectfully. I forgot about so many fantastic characters that Gaiman pours himself into, from Samantha Black Crow to side characters that brim with energy and character themselves, like Whiskey Jack’s son or Bilquis. I also never noticed before the two mentions of Mr. Nancy’s son that point to Anansi Boys. Not to mention the wealth of research and knowledge that goes into the bottomless well of background characters and visions leading up to the battle. 

One thing I gained a new appreciation for in this novel was the character of Shadow. He is big, and not dumb, and I remembered all that, but what I forgot is how nice he is. Shadow’s such a cinnamon roll of a character, and I forget that. He stands up for a waitress and believes in the good of people. At the Lakeside library book sale, he tries to find the book that’s least likely to be purchased, so that he can help the library out by buying it. He performs coin tricks for children. He is obligated to hold Odin’s vigil, but he never questions whether he should also hold Mad Sweeney’s. As Laura speaks with the cutting, too-open words of the already-dead, Shadow still refuses to tell her about her appearance or to not hold her hand, because he doesn’t want to hurt her still. When Shadow picks up bodies with the coroners, he carries them always in his arms. 

The scene between Shadow and Odin before his death is one of my absolute favorites (other favorite scenes include Samantha Black Crow’s protest kiss, the scene in which Shadow thinks snow into being, and Shadow’s long death scene). Odin recites to Shadow what he knows—the charms, in a long list. And it ends with that long scene where Shadow wonders what would have happened if he touched Odin’s hand, and wishes he had. And Odin’s twisting grift of the fiddle is so complicated and well done that even on the third re-read, I find myself forgetting about it until the moment Odin dies, and doubting myself on it until the moment Shadow says it out loud.

@neil-gaiman’s American Gods just gets better every time I read it, and I am cautiously thrilled and excited for the show coming out later this spring. 

“It doesn’t matter that you didn’t believe in us. We believed in you.”

10

All kiss scenes from Usagi and Mamoru in Sailor Moon Classic (including the movies)

Interestingly most kiss scenes are from season 2 - Sailor Moon R where the infamous break-up happened ^o^’ Yeah, stay away from her Mamoru XDDD.

Did I miss one?

Note: at least two kisses were just dream sequences or imagination

anonymous asked:

Could you write about Sana x Yousef first kiss?

ok so.

I’ve gotten a lot of prompts requesting a scene between Yousef and Sana that include kissing, usually about their first shared kiss. And those are such sweet prompts about such sweet imaginary scenarios, but out of simple respect for both these characters and their faith, I cannot write them.

Sana and (probably) Yousef are muslims, and their faith has certain rules and expectations about physical touching and intimacy between men and women, especially premarital. I had an important - and educating! - conversation about this topic with @ohstarsishalldefy (as I’m not muslim myself) and she told me about islam’s ways and rules regarding premarital relations. Kissing and “traditional” western dating is kind of off-limits, and I have no doubt that Sana, as a devoted muslim - who even stated that her faith indeed is stronger than her want to get drunk and hook up - wouldn’t want to follow these rules. And I have no intention nor desire to change or twist that.

Now, I do hope and believe in this couple and truly wish they will have a future - and I know that writing their romance will be jus as fun still! - but I will not brush off their faith for my writing or bend their beliefs in order to make my fan fiction “better”. Islam is an important part of both Yousef and Sana’s life, and I support and admire that in every way possible.

I really, really hope you back me up on this and won’t be disappointed in my decision :) xx anna

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I’m sorry to say, but I do not write for the members who left EXO. (LuHan, Kris, & Tao) I got into the fandom a little after Tao left so I don’t really know the personalities of the ones who left, which would make it harder to write for them. I can only do the remaining nine. :(


REACTION REQUEST RULES

SCENARIO REQUEST RULES (coming soon)

M - Mature R - Romance  - Angst S - Suspense PS - Potential series OS - Ongoing series DS - Discontinued series CS - Completed series

⏳💜 SERIES💜⏳- Lots of angst and lots of romance. Sometimes suspense. Depends on the story or requested story. 

~E X O (OT9)~

Nine ~ R, S, M, OS

(Murder mystery AU) Fourteen deaths and counting. Nine suspects. One killer. Can you find the killer before he finds you?

Nine mobile master list

~S e h u n~

In Her Hands ~ R, A, S, DS

Roan works as a government assassin hired to kill whomever pays her and her agency. When she is hired to kill popular K-pop idol, Oh Sehun, she agrees, seeing it as any other kill mission. But what happens when they start to fall in love?

Four Corners ~ R, A, DS

You’re in love with Sehun. Sehun is in love with Daehee, the lead rapper of your girl group. Daehee is in love with Baekhyun, who is in love with you. You’re all best friends. What happens when love enters your circle of best friends, who have been through so much together over the last seven years?

You’re all a corner of one room. That room, is everybody’s heart. As one corner’s heart shatters, your corner shatters along with the corner next to you. Eventually, the room breaks. Along with every other corner’s heart.

Like an Angel ~ R, A, M, OS 

(We Got Married Series) Two idols, one show, one marriage. Can you and Sehun fake your marriage for the fans? Or will that fake marriage start something between the two of you? 

~Y i x i n g (L a y)~

Strangers ~ R, A, CS (feat. Yixing)

For the past two years, you and Baekhyun have been dating. But for the past six months, he’s treated you like a stranger. Tight schedules and different careers drive the two of you apart from each other. What happens when you decide you’re no longer happy and enough is enough?

Strangers mobile master list

Servants ~ R, A, M(?) OS

(Royal life AU) As an upcoming king, Zhang Yixing has always had many pressures and expectations as the only heir to the royal throne. As his servant, he never acknowledges you. What happens when he does?

Chapter One

Chapter Two 

Chapter Three (coming soon)

Broken ~ R, A, PS

This takes place a few months after the last chapter of Strangers. All Yixing here guys, with occasional Broken One and Baekhyun. Pretending to be content with his love for Broken One, it slowly destroys him until he meets you.

Chapter two (coming soon)

A Simple Melody ~ R, A, M, PS (coming soon)

(We Got Married Series) Two idols, one show, one marriage. Can you and Yixing fake your marriage for the fans? Or will that fake marriage start something between the two of you?

~B a e k h y u n~ 

Strangers ~ R, A, CS (feat. Yixing)

For the past two years, you and Baekhyun have been dating. But for the past six months, he’s treated you like a stranger. Tight schedules and different careers drive the two of you apart from each other. What happens when you decide you’re no longer happy and enough is enough?

Strangers mobile master list

Six Steps ~ R, A, OS, M

(Playboy & childhood friend AU) As childhood best friends, you and Baekhyun were and are close in every way possible. Except for the fact you unfortunately have feelings for him and he happens to never look at you that way. What happens when he does? 

Six Steps mobile master list

~K y u n g s o o (D.O)~

~C h a n y e o l~

Four Years After ~ R, A, CS

Four years after your breakup with Chanyeol, you are forced into collaborating with him on a song for publicity. From fan signings together, to song-writing together, you both eventually have to sing together in public. But what happens along the way of this song-making process between two exes?

Four Years After mobile master list 

Laughs ~ A, OS

Baekhyun couldn’t keep his mouth shut and told you that Chanyeol had been seeing other women. What happens when you confront him?

Chapter Two (coming soon)

~ J o n g d a e (C h e n)~

Always Her ~ A, R, PS (coming soon)

~J o n g i n (K a i)~

~J u n m y e o n (S u h o)~

~M i n s e o k (X i u m i n)~

⌛️ 💙 SCENARIOS 💙 ⌛️ - Ya know, one shots, short stories. All that jazz. 

R - Romance A - Angst S - Suspense 

~S e h u n~

Rain ~ R, A

After finally confessing your feelings to your best friend Sehun, he leaves you hanging without an answer.

Thoughts ~ A

What happens when you start falling out of love with Sehun? What’s worse than that? Your heart is slowly leaving Sehun and moving towards Baekhyun. 

~Y i x i n g (L a y)~

The Moon ~ R

With work being in China, you feel the impacts of Yixing not being there with you. What happens when you want to break up?

~B a e k h y u n~

Eyes ~ R, A

(Vampire AU) For the past five months, you’ve known of the mistress, Baekhyun’s other love. Baekhyun’s only love. As your marriage with him is on the brink of a divorce, you try your hardest to fix it. But will your efforts pay off? 

Kisses ~ R, A

As actors and singers, you and Baekhyun get into an argument about his recent drama, that includes a small simple kiss scene. Breaking the news about the very intimate scenes you will be doing for your drama, the argument gets worse. How far will the jealousy between you two go?

Phone Calls ~ R, A

When you and Baekhyun’s relationship is exposed to the public, he is forced to make a difficult choice. Choose you or his career. What happens when he chooses his career instead of you?

Beautiful ~ R

Byun Baekhyun gets whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Everything is handed to him, no doubt about that. He has the grades, he has the awards, he has the girls. But what happens when he wants someone he doesn’t have…you? 

Sis ~ R, A 

A simple visit to your best friend somehow tears you and your sister apart.

~K y u n g s o o (D.O)~

Sunglasses ~ A

(University life AU) From final exams, to late night studying, university life takes a toll on your relationship with your boyfriend, Kyungsoo.

Years ~ A

A few years after your break up with Kyungsoo, you bump into him again only to find out he isn’t single anymore, unlike you.

~C h a n y e o l~

Video Games ~ R

After a long and stressful day at work, you come home to your loving boyfriend, Chanyeol, who cheers you up with his talkative and goofy personality.

Happy Birthday ~ R

Your boyfriend Chanyeol has some sweet surprises for you the morning of your birthday.

~ J o n g d a e (C h e n)~

~J o n g i n (K a i)~

Distant ~ A 

Right before EXO’s tour, Jongin tells you what he has been keeping from you for awhile now…he no longer loves you.

~ J u n m y e o n (S u h o)~ 

~M i n s e o k (X i u m i n)~

💚 REACTIONS 💚 (OT9 only)

  1. EXO Reacts ~ You Attend an Expensive and Private Dance School
  2. EXO Reacts ~ Developing Feelings for you (an idol) While Filming We Got Married
  3. EXO Reacts ~ Interacting with Their Drunk Crush (you)
  4. EXO Reacts ~ Their Girlfriend Walking Into a Glass Door

~Other Shit/Tags~

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Top 10 moments ‘’Oh my god they are going to kiss’’ but they didn’t.

So much unnecessary tension.

10. ‘’ Cas… we’ ve talked about this, personal space?’’

What was even this episode? where was Dean looking at? They were so close because Dean turns around, why did he? so many questions that don’t let me sleep at night.

Originally posted by yes-yes-this-is-me

I think Dean only wanted Cas even closer.

9. Don’t ever change.

This is one of my favourite Destiel moments in the history of destiel moments. Dean is saying this to Cas because he has seen what can happen to the angel, and he doesn’t want him to end that way. This moment is here because I once read a fanfic that included a parallel universe where this scene finished with a kiss, and if you think about it it makes sense, mostly because there is something in the future world screaming that Dean and Cas are together, Dean knows it, and we know it too.

Originally posted by eonchian

Originally posted by my-chemicaldestiel

Heart eyes, motherfucker.

8. Heaven can’t wait.

There aren’t words that can explain how destiel this episode was, we all have talked about it but I wanted to highlight two scenes where it looked like we were getting a kiss but we didn’t because reasons.

First the famous car scene:

Originally posted by charlie-bradcherry

A lot of people say they were like two brothers but, do you really undressed your brother in your mind? NO.

Second, the moment when they part ways at the end of the episode:

Originally posted by destielthingsandstuff

I’m going to tell you a secret: *whispering* they kissed in the fanfiction gap.

7. THIS:

Originally posted by castielamigos

Are you kidding me?. My name is Tension, Sexual Tension.

6. I could go with you.

I have talked about this 1000 times, but I’m going to do it again because this is important. When they hug Dean is smiling at first but then his expression changes, in my opinion he suddenly looks sad, maybe thinking in all the lost opportunities, in going without saying everything he wants to say.

Originally posted by im-closeto-okay

Do you see it? I wanted my goodbye kiss.

5. Morning Sunshine.

Everytime I rewatch that scene I gain at least six months of life, but there is something missing. Some people, and they are right, talked about how natural it would have been if Dean had said goodbye to Cas with a little peck on the lips, they were acting so marrried it would have been easy and the rest of the episode could have been the same.

Originally posted by bridget-malfoy-stilinski-hale

And guess what, we didn’t get a kiss.

4. Never do that again.

I’m pretty sure we all agree 9x03 and mostly Dean’s reaction to Cas’ death had all of us in tears but imagine for a second if Dean, without thinking, reaches for Cas and kiss him. It would have been like 100000 times better.

Originally posted by dreadcrows

So smooth.

3. Cas’s speech in First Blood.

I died a little after Cas’s speech, but I died even more when the camera went to an almost crying Dean and I would have died completely if in that moment some people had confessed their feelings, but we didn’t get a kiss either :(. Even more if we consider Dean called Castiel 100 times and the way this long separation affected Castiel.

Originally posted by you-made-me-unbreakable

Originally posted by b0ttomdean

At least they hold hands.

2. After Rowena’s curse.

I REALLY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO KISS, OKAY?

Originally posted by multifandomfilmhoe

I’m still waiting for the kiss, to be honest.

Before getting to the top I’m feeling inspired so here you have a bonus:

Cas and Dean reunion in 12x01, because I really thought Cas was so happy to see Dean was alive he was going to give the hunter a kiss.

Originally posted by neilgosten

Mary thought the same.

1. Purgatory, before and after.

Something happened in Purgatory, because no one here was the same after it. I want to talk here about the two moments Dean and Cas get to be together after a long separation.

First we have this:

Originally posted by moansmisha

Dean was so damn excited to find Cas and I’m still waiting for a kiss, because it was the perfect moment. What is wrong with Cas’s hand by the way?

I bet Dean prefers his angel clean shave.

But think about that moment, it was so emotional, both of them needed the other, such a serious pinning case.

And second:

Originally posted by castielamigos

He wasn’t sure if he was seeing the real Cas, I really think Dean thought he was losing his mind; and after this the things are just tense as always.

Originally posted by elizabethrobertajones

I wanted a welcome home kiss.

That’s it, I think I’m going to start taking request because I love doing this top ten.

I just want to hug whoever decided Jace’s reaction to the Malec kiss was going to be this!! This proud but also kinda emotional smile is SO precious!!

We never got to see Jace’s initial reaction to Malec in the books, and I just think not only was it great that he was included in the kiss scene, but he had the most gorgeous reaction too! I mean not that I ever doubted that Jace would be happy, but just the fact that he looks so damn proud of his big brother for finally choosing himself after everything they’ve been through and Alec has been through within himself, and he kind of looks a little emotional too, you just know that Alec’s happiness is one of the most important things to him!

It just makes me super emotional to see Jace and Alec’s relationship, and to have this reaction from Jace to one of the biggest moments in Alec’s life, especially when it didn’t happen in the books, is just lovely!

SHORT STORY TIPS <3

Under the cut because it’ll be a long post :p


LET’S DO THIS!

FIRST TIP:

You have very little room for characterisation. Keep this in mind when creating you babies. Try to make their voices as distinct as possible to still create well-rounded characters.

THIS ALSO MEANS:

You should keep your cast as small as possible. Very few or no side characters makes expanding on the mains easier. 

SECOND TIP:

Keep your world simple or well known. A recurring world, like horrible government lead corruptly has been done to death. Use this, or any other overdone world, as a basis for your own. BUT don’t just copy a pre-existing world. Add a few elements to make it your own. 

Otherwise, 2016 earth is bad enough for a dystopian or horror story!

THIRD TIP:

Subplots only add length in the case of short stories. If you want to add something similar, make it practically resolved at the start of the story.

E.g, have two characters kiss at the start of the story.

This will add stakes, without too much extra length.

FOURTH TIP:

Exposition is unnecessary. If there is a story type where you need to start in the middle of the action, it’s a short story (or flash fiction). This includes a romantic scene like kissing or first date in a romantic story. Start at (one of the most) interesting moments.

FIFTH TIP:

Your choice of words needs to be strong. Of course this also applies to regular, longer stories, but it is also immensely important in short stories, because the reader has no time to get invested in the story and characters. Short stories can be read in one, often short, sitting. 

SIXTH TIP:

Add emotion, lots of it. Make your story as memorable as possible, because no one, besides you or possibly an editor, will spend long in your world and with your characters. They need to be as strong as possible. If you can make your reader cry or laugh out loud, bonus points. Strong emotions will add memorability (is that even a word?). This also gets people talking about your story and you as an author.

FINAL TIP: (for now, ask if you have any questions)

Short stories need planning. How much depends on you as the author and the story, but have a plan. Excess scenes stand out. A lot. They will distract from the important content. Readers dislike excess scenes.

Short stories are also amazing to practice planning and storytelling. Use this to your advantage.

That was it for today

Ask if you have any unanswered questions, I’d love to answer them and help you.

Regardless of personal shipping preferences, the campfire scene is hands down one of (if not the) best produced scene of the entire show so far. The way the light of the fire falls on their faces, the nature sounds, the crackling sound of the fire, the way they got the sparks from the fire in the close up shots of Lucas and Maya glancing at each other, the camera angles, that one camera shot during the almost kiss that captured them and the whole scene including the stars, Maya’s costuming, Maya’s audible gasp, Lucas’s hands in Maya’s hair, the vulnerability created from just the vibe of the set, the overall production value just being higher in GMT1&2, etc etc etc. The Strong brothers really do some of the best directing on this show.

(Yes, clearly I just watched this scene again 😄)

a thing I’ve noticed while doing another playthough of DAI:


If you romance Cullen and are close with Dorian/have done his personal quests, when you go to speak with Dorian he will make a comment along the lines of  “I hear somebody has a thing for strapping young Templars.” At first I blew this off because companions comment on your relationships a lot and perhaps word travelled (because Dorian is a gossip). But then I realized.

When you romance Cullen, most of the cutscenes are shot on the battlements. Including the kiss scenes. Now at first I thought nothing of this, but when you take into account Dorian’s little alcove in the library…

That gay baby has a perfect view of the battlements where Cullen romances the inquisitor. Like his window is literally parallel from the area where the kiss scenes happen. And knowing Dorian’s love for drama and gossip (paired with his adoration for my inquisitor) now I can’t help but imagine him just pressed up against the window being like “you go girl!!! you go!!!”

anonymous asked:

So did the kissing skate scene include wishing Yurio good luck in each other's languages and Viktor accidentally hitting Yuuri with an elbow, while Yurio gets embarassed and angry, just like in canon?

I’m not sure exactly which kissing skate scene you’re referring to but it has definitely happened at some point!

Reasons Bechloe is probs canon

I wrote this out a long time ago but like. Here you go:
Okay so, I need to write out all the reasons/proof that bechloe is real. Buckle up.
//
Behind the scenes:
Kay Cannon is the screenplay writer. CANON being the key part of her name.
In the second movie, she wrote a very specific thing for the tent scene. Which included “Chloe is close enough to kiss Beca  and Beca tries to move away but cant.” She also said that “I wrote this scene for the shippers, as kind of torture for them, they could kiss, or do something at this. And I’m writing the 3rd one now and so many fans are telling me to make it happen….”

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First movie:
Chloe notices Beca in a crowd. To Chloe, Beca stands out among others.
Beca struggles to stay cool around her and Chloe says “help make our dreams a reality?” And has a sudden intake of breath looking at her.
Shower scene… duh. Beca takes a peek at Chloe, and Chloe says some flirty things. “I’m pretty confident about all this” And Beca says *“you should be.”*
//
At the auditions, Chloe looks bored out of her mind, until Beca shows up. Then Chloe is in instant hyper energetic horny mode.
At the initiation, Chloe winks at Beca.  At the Aca initiation party, Chloe is a little drunk, and gets really close to Beca’s face and stares at her lips a lot. Chloe is holding Beca hands in this, and if you watch closely, Beca hands are turned upwards to keep herself from falling but it looks… odd ;) ;) Chloe then declares she needs her jiggle juice, wiggles her bum at Beca -who was totally staring- and walks off.
At practice. Chloe helps Beca with the routine, very closely. After Chloe says she has nodes, she wants Beca to take her solo. In that scene they glance at each other a lot (EYE SEX OVERDIRVE) Fat Amy is wearing a shIrt with a heart on it, Which is very similar to the emoji heart for gay pride on facebook.
When they have to take the bus with the treble makers, Chloe looks at Beca with that smile and adoration of a thousand lovers.
After Beca goes back to her dorm and finds the group is there she says “you all waited up for me?” And Chloe leans forward and very lovingly says “of course we waited up for you.” (Kms)
When Beca walks to her dj equipment Chloe checks her out and then walks over and is very interested in what she’s doing.
Chloe is the only one on Beca’s side after she “ruins” the performance trying to help. (Or in every situation for that matter)
When the bellas find out that they made it to finals, Chloe texts Beca even though she’s not in the group.
In the deleted scenes with the confessions, Chloe is very shocked to hear about becas experience with her cousin when they were nine.
In the final performance Chloe looks at becas arse almost the WHOLE TIME.
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Second movie:
Chloe and Beca are in charge and act very wife/mom to the group. Beca comforts Chloe when their group is canceled.
Chloe has her own room, Beca shares with fat amy. (Beca probs gossips with Fat Amy like they are best friends I love it // I have headbands about this, stay tuned)
Beca is scared to tell Chloe about her new job and when she shows up to the party, Chloe is excited and they dance together. Chloe smacks her but while she dances, Beca licks her face, and etc.
Fat Amy calls them Bloe when they fight. (I screamed in the theater when this happened)
Chloe hits on Beca and when she’s rejected Chloe starts singing “torn”
Beca and Chloe share a very loving look at the campfire while singing. (KILL ME AHHH I CRIED)
Chloe is wearing a shirt with a ship on it. (STILL CRYING)
Chloe looks at Beca the way she does a lot. (you know what I mean, heart eyes mofo)
When they all have umbrellas Beca goes to chloe and has her hand hovering over Chloe’s bum, afraid to touch?? Chloe holds her close to her.
Beca is sexually confused by DSM chick and Chloe gets jealous a lot.
Lastly, Jesse had like two scenes with Beca and they didn’t last long??
And the whole “I thought she was with you” thing like !!!
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I will probably have more in the future especially with pp3 but enjoy~

anonymous asked:

Or we can play another fun game: During all of their kissing scenes (this includes kisses/takes not used), who do you think thought more about adding tongue, Candice or Grant? BONUS: Which kisses did have tongue, and who initiated said tongue?

anonymous asked:

I hope I'm not being rude when I say this or that I don't think your criticism doesn't have value (bc i think victor should have retired), but I think that some themes and things in YOI are focused more in an Eastern perspective rather than a Westerner one?? Yuri himself has stated that his theme on love is abstract... idk

this isnt rude! however, i wholeheartedly disagree

(ive also seen this come up a lot as a reason for no “i love you” scenes, for why the kiss wasnt shown directly, & sorta thrown around as a general “ppl dont understand yoi for REAL!!!” so im happy to have a reason to address it.)

ive mentioned this a few times, but i study sociology & psychology! so i def get the idea of where ppl are coming from in regards to cultural norms/POVs, and japan is def super different from the USA (which is where im from) or other western cultures

however, before “cultural differences” is tossed around as a blanket justification, its important to understand the culture in question, the background cultures of the characters, and put yoi into context of not just japan, but of japanese anime. &, honestly, in context of yoi itself (more on that later)!

so lemme address the cultures in general, and then apply it to yuri on ice.

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