With the new card Annointed Procession being spoiled, there are now four different enchantments with replacement effects that double token creation. This sets up the following scenario in my Rhys the Redeemed commander deck:
I control all of the permanents shown above, with the Illusionist’s Bracers equipped to Rhys. I activate Rhys’ second ability, which will create a copy of the single Elf Warrior token I control. This ability causes both the Bracers and Rings of Brighthearth to trigger, making two copies of the ability. The first copy resolves, and tries to create 1 token. This creation is replaced by an effect of one of the four enchantments (say, Parallel Lives), so instead we attempt to create 2 tokens. Rather than make those, another replacement from another enchantment (say, Annointed Procession) takes place, and would create 4 tokens. However, Doubling Season instead tries to create 8 tokens, and Primal Vigor will finally replace that and create 16 tokens total. Whew! Now, the second copy of Rhys’ ability will resolve and try to create another 17 tokens, but again there will be a chain of replacement effects, going from 17 to 34, 34 to 68, 68 to 136, and 136 to 272, giving us a new total of 289 tokens. Finally, the original ability resolves, and another series of replacement effects take place, trying to give us 289 but doubling to 578, then doubling to 1156, and again to 2312, and at last to 4624 tokens. This means that, starting from a single token, we will end up with a grand total of 4913 tokens. That’s seventeen cubed! Hopefully I will get the opportunity to pull this off in a few weeks when Amonkhet is released!
A look at everyone’s favorite one eyed murder machine, from self destructive beginnings to an understanding with a deadly enemy. His story has always been entangled with Cyclonus from the very beginning. Their relationship evolved from bitter rivalry to one of the best developed friendships in the comic. The tired old warrior played a huge role in Whirl’s own personal journey aboard the Lost Light.
It started from the very first issue, Whirl was introed in a very strange and horrifying situation, but his intentions were never spelled out in the comic, lets take a look at the clues we have.
Emptied gas cans, a lit match, dead bodies, Whirl wasn’t just trying to destroy the sweeps, he was about ready to commit suicide when Cyclonus walked in.
Did the interruption make him lose his nerve? Was he just so angry that he’d come to this point that he took it out on the bewildered old samurai? Whatever the case, it makes a little more sense that Whirl would have such a strong reaction if he had been seconds away from ending his own life in a giant blazing ball of fire.
Whirl brought up his attempt again when he taunted the unstable Fort Max during issue 15’s hostage crisis.
He wasn’t just being cruel when he told Max that the only way out of his problems was to kill himself. At this point, Whirl’s still fantasizing about dying in that big ball of fire. How spectacular it would have been if he had just been able to end it all back on Cybertron? What if he could push Fort Max into doing what he couldn’t? In that moment he was ready to let Rung die with him, just to have it be over. Something stopped him short, he finally shut up when Fort Max threatened to blow his head off and then later saves Rung’s life by giving Max info about himself. The bird teeters on the edge of nilistic oblivion, but he never can quite throw himself over. Even in those early issues he was desperately looking for a reason to keep on living.
Enter Cyclonus: Rung probably had a huge role in backing Whirl of the precipice of self termination, but Cyclonus was definitely a factor. Whirl seemed to like him, here was this big lethal bot who used his fists as projectile weapons, what’s not to like? There was just the little matter of that time Whirl tried to senselessly murder Cyclonus with no explanation and Cyclonus’ retaliatory promise to assassinate Whirl the near future. All those pesky details got in the way.
He tried to apologize to Cyclonus twice. twice! That was the most socially savvy thing we see Whirl do until Spotlight Trailcutter.
And what did Cyclonus say to that?
He completely rejects Whirl’s apology and then threatens to murder him..again. As you do! Cyclonus is no slouch with words when he decides to use them. He’s not only going to kill you, but he’ll do it while you sleep, probably more than once.
Suddenly Whirl has a reason to fight for his own life - Pure spite.
Let me explain - Whirl uses anger and other violent emotions to keep himself afloat. Staying alive because of friends, companionship or love was not going to work, those softer emotions were already bringing him too close to the edge.
Spite, on the other hand, Whirl can do spite. As soon as Cyclonus told Whirl “I’m still going to kill you. All that changes is the manner of your death, which becomes more elaborate and protracted by the day.”, bam, suddenly he had the gift of Cyclonus’ hatred and loathing as motivation to hold onto life a little harder. If he died, that moldy old samurai would get his wish, and Whirl wasn’t going to give him the satisfaction!
His own life suddenly mattered to him because someone else wanted to end it on their terms. Those threats got Whirl so wound up that the very next thing he did was try to assassinate Cy in cold blood with the same kind of ‘big explosion’ scenario that he had previously tried to die from on two separate occasions. He’s a little fixated.
(^^this is where Whirl learned it was a bad idea to hurt the tiny bots, because they give him uncomfortable attacks of conscious)
A good old-fashioned bitter rivalry was exactly what Whirl needed in those first few months after he hit rock bottom. He could dip his bird claws into other kinds of relationships while still having something based on his favorite emotions to fall back on. It was never going to be sunshine and lollipops with Whirl, but at least when he tried to die in season two, it was for causes that he believed in (protect the child and Megatron should die respectively, once again the tiny bots prove to be Whirl’s one weakness).
Deep into season 2, that foundation of grudging respect and animosity between Cyclonus and Whirl developed into the strongest friendship Whirl has to date. The bird was never one for interpersonal relationships, he was much more comfortable going it alone and occasionally muscling in on other friend groups. At this point, Cyclonus had decided not to kill Whirl anymore after their playdate on Luna 1.
Whirl’s loner status changed with the Getaway incident.
Issue #47 Cyclonus came to Whirl for advice about his relationship. This was so completely out of nowhere that Whirl went along with it. He was brutally honest, and I think he was expecting hostility for his answers, instead, Cy responded with restrained honesty of his own when Whirl asked why he had come to him for advice-
And what does Whirl immediately do next?
Whirl has never given a damn about Tailgate, or anyone besides Rung. Now he’s sticking his neck out long time rival / cohort / enemy. He wants to call off a plan that he himself was ready to die for earlier in the series.
He’s doing this not for Tailgate’s sake, but for Cyclonus. He knows how devastated he would be if he lost Tailgate, and Cyclonus’ wellbeing was important enough for Whirl to defend. Before Whirl even spoke to Getaway, he was going to warn Cyclonus about what was happening to his minibot and not even a shot with the mind gun was going to get in his way.
In that moment, Cyclonus became Whirl 2nd friend in the entire galaxy. There’s a trust between them that didn’t exist before. Whirl even cares enough about Cy to pester him about his relationship with Tailgate much later (he saved Tailgate’s butt so now he’s invested).
(Mr ‘I don’t do relationships but I’m invested in your relationship’)^^
I can’t stress enough how rare it is for Whirl to let himself care about anyone other then himself. Remember that time he started a war to get revenge on the functionalists for ruining his life? That’s the same Whirl that now gives a damn about Cyclonus’ love life. As you can see, Cy even answers the bird’s very personal questions because Whirl is not an obstacle anymore. He became someone that Cy can trust. Perhaps even a friend?
As of typing this, Issue 53 was the last time we touched on Whirl’s story. I think this relationship, which was so hard fought and contentious is going to be important moving forward for both their character arcs. Cyclonus helped Whirl crawl out of the hole he had buried himself in with his distain and hatred, and Whirl became one of the few people that Cyclonus can rely on and trust with his feelings.
Cyclonus was there when Whirl was at his lowest and Whirl returned the favor two seasons later. They have played huge roles in each other’s lives and now they have a bond that won’t easily be broken.
Friendship between two deadly killing machines is a beautiful thing.
Had a busy weekend, but finally here is the full translation of the BD/DVD vol.3 booklet. The format is the same as usual. I wonder if Yuuri was ever able to enjoy a banquet (and remember it), lol.
EDIT: I changed the translation of the street food eaten by Guang-Hong in episode 6 after being notified that it’s actually the Chinese “jianbing”, which is a kind of crepe, and not “rice cracker” which is what “senbei” means in Japanese. Thank you very much @dragonaeve for the input!! In Japanese it’s written 煎餅, with the same exact kanji of “senbei” (rice cracker), and though in the anime it totally didn’t look like a senbei to me I failed to notice that it was a false friend… (And to think I even researched all the other Chinese food listed in the topics section to be sure..)
The booklet has 3 parts: 1) Character introduction for Minami-kun, Georgi and Leo. 2) “Topics”, in other words random curiosities. It includes an explanation of how Japanese qualification matches work. 3) Interview with the figure skating animators Eiji Abiko and Junpei Tatenaka. Some of the things they say might be a little difficult to understand if you don’t know a lot about how animation works, but if you google “inbetween animations” you will find more detailed information. The parts in round brackets are exactly like they are in the original text, it’s not something I added.
Translations of the audio commentary and choreography parts coming in the next few days… (As usual I still haven’t even been able to put the BD in the player despite having it since the 23rd, sigh)
***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it*** ***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***
The future protagonist of Japan’s figure skating world!
Kenjirou Minami voiced by Ayumu Murase
Profile Date of birth: August 18th, 17 years old Height: 155 cm Blood type: O From Hakata, Fukuoka prefecture
Introduction Last season, all eyes were on him when in the Japan National Championships, in which he participated from the junior section, he became the center of attention and obtained the bronze medal at the young age of 16. This season, which marks his senior debut, he first succeeded in a quadruple jump at the Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament. Despite his small build, he brightens the hearts of the audience with his energetic skating and exhuberant dancing. The success rate of his quadruple jump and triple axel is still low, but he is the most promising young athlete that might become the future Japanese ace. He admires Yuuri Katsuki, who is from Kyushu like him, and for this reason he chose “Lohengrin” as his short program in the current season. His parents are doctors and his older brother is also a medical student. The late-blooming veteran becomes a witch.
Georgi Popovich voiced by Wataru Hatano
Profile Date of birth: December 26th, 27 years old Height: 178 cm Blood type: private Russian
He is a veteran who can perform high jumps worthy of one of Yakov’s students, but always tended to be overshadowed by fellow student Nikiforov. In this season where Nikiforov is absent he chose 2 programs based on the theme of “heartbreak” to fight to become Russia’s top athlete. With his peculiar artistic sense, in the short program he plays an evil witch that puts a curse on the princess, and in the free the prince that will save her. As also stated by Yakov, he practices hard and strictly follows his coach’s advices. He always entertains fans with his feminine costumes and in Japan is popularly called “pigeon”. Because music was always with me.
Leo de la Iglesia voiced by Shunichi Toki
Profile Date of birth: August 2nd, 19 years old Height: 167 cm Blood type: O American
Introduction A skater that knows how to show his charm and always performs programs brimming with originality, choreographed by himself. He doesn’t jump quadruples, but his Program Components are highly praised because of his performances that give importance to the music. This season he tried his hand at hip-hop in the short program and won the American tournament of the Grand Prix series, held in his country. He is riding on the wave. In his everyday life he is a cheerful American of Mexican origin and is very sociable. He has many friends among fellow figure skaters and his fans are always looking forward to the private shots he uploads on the SNS. He respects Nikiforov, who also choreographs his own programs.
TOPIC 1: Greed to SNS** (Thirst for the SNS) There are many skaters who share information with fans all over the world via the internet. Now that SNS are popular, skaters will upload a variety of contents, from their practice footage to their daily meals and private pictures of their holidays, some even being as open as to post romantic shots with their lovers. Fans can’t take their eyes off the social networks. In this regard, one of the hottest accounts is Thailand’s Phichit Chulanont’s. From pictures of his fainted teacher to candid shots of other skaters, he uploads any “juicy moment” he witnesses, in a way being the terror of the ones close to him. However, fans absolutely don’t want him to change his habits. [**translator’s note: “Greed to SNS” is what is actually written in English in the booklet, the part in round brackets is a more exact translation of what the Japanese says. All titles of the topics are in both Japanese & English and I’m usually leaving the original English as it is unless it’s weird.]
*Yuuri’s “Hanarezu ni Soba ni Ite” was also spread to the world *The results of matches and other news are always at hand *Maybe Anya’s gaze was already turned to someone else here…? (Phichit’s collection) *Regular updates about his state *He will never miss the chance to get a good shot *Sometimes it’s important to have the courage to upload!
TOPIC 2: Personal Best Score In figure skating, which is a technical sport, an athlete’s highest score up to the present is called “personal best” and the highest score of the season “season best”. Not only his ranking, but whether he managed to surpass his personal best is very important for a skater’s motivation. The season best is also important, because some big tournaments like the World Championships have a required minimum score to participate. ISU (International Skating Union) openly displays all skaters’ personal bests, but only the results obtained in competitions officially recognized by ISU are a target, therefore even if a skater achieves good results in the Japan National Championships or the Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament, unfortunately they will not be recognized.
*The score display for regional tournaments is simple *The electric scoreboard of the GP’s China tournament (showing the PB mark too) *The TV live broadcast shows the PB mark too
TOPIC 3: National Competitions For Japanese skaters to be able to represent the nation in the World Championships or the Olympics, they need to first win the regional block tournaments and then rank high in the Japan National Championships in December. There are 6 block tournaments, including the “Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament” in which Yuuri participated, and if you rank high in these you qualify for the Eastern Japan or Western Japan Championships. And if you rank high in those you can proceed to the National Championships (the ones who ranked among the highest the previous year and the ones who have to attend overseas tournaments close to the date of the national competition will be exempted from the qualifiers). By the way, regarding the Grand Prix Series, participants are chosen based on the results obtained in international tournaments the previous year and other elements.
*4 senior athletes are participating in the Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament *The skating order is chosen by drawing lots the day before *Official practice takes place 2 times, in the morning of the day of the SP and FS *It’s not rare for tournaments to be held in rinks without viewer stands *The skating order and raking are printed on paper *The award ceremony is often done outside of the rink and not on the ice
TOPIC 4: Chinese Gourmet This year’s China tournament of the Grand Prix was held in Beijing. While other athletes are preparing for the match, Victor and Yuuri went to enjoy the traditional Chinese “hotpot”. Various kinds of food, like mutton, are dipped in a pot that has two compartments, one with mild hot water soup and the other with spicy Mala soup. “Duck blood” is also a classic dish that goes with hotpot. The Chinese representant Guang-Hong Ji, who isn’t a fan of hotpot, likes the jianbing (crepes) sold at food stalls. Before the matches Yuuri was paying attention to what he ate not to compromise his physical condition, but at the banquet he had to look after a drunken Victor and it doesn’t seem that he could really have a taste of the Chinese delicacies.
*Winter is the season of Chinese mitten crab. The same as the skating season! *”Drunken shrimp” consists of live shrimps soaked in alcohol *”Duck blood” has a high nutritional value *People dip their favorite ingredients in the hotpot *Rice crackers are affordable snacks that can be purchased from food stalls
Tatenaka-san’s Victor is so elegant. (Abiko) Abiko-san’s spins are amazing! (Tatenaka)
Abiko: I also took part in the production of director Yamamoto’s previous work “ENDLESS NIGHT”, but I’ve always liked drawing looking at real life pictures, therefore when I was offered this job I thought that I had the necessary technical skills to do it. In the previous work there were some points I believed could have been done a different way, and I felt that in this new project we could try it out. Tatenaka: Before starting the job, I was suggested to try figure skating myself since the work was going to be about it, so I went to a skating class. Though it was just 4 days. The last time I skated was in elementary school, but (when I actually tried this time) I realized that I was going to draw something I knew nothing about. I could understand on which part of the blade you shift your weight when skating forward or backward, and that was really helpful later on. (When I watched the real life footage) after knowing that, I noticed that skaters really land on those points after a jump. They can land on the exact point even after spinning around at that speed! When I see videos where you can see them stress the landing to adjust the position so that they don’t miss the point I have goosebumps.
-Ideas to make performances look beautiful.-
T: What I realized when we started working is that scenes were very long, in the beginning. A: The director wanted to recreate a figure skating program and was determined to show the full sequence without shortening it. This means that all movements need to be connected, which takes a lot of work. T: Especially in the first part of the show, there were many sequences over 10 seconds long. You draw and draw and it never ends (LOL). A: To make skating performances look beautiful, I guess it was important to add a fair amount of inbetween animations (pictures added between key animations to supplement them). We gradually understood that using many key animations during slow movements wouldn’t make them look better unless they are very accurate. T: I had the idea to show the poses on screen for a longer time. (I was among the ones who went to Miyamoto-sensei’s choreography sessions, and) even poses that were really impressive when I saw them live only lasted an instant in the recorded footage, and it shifted to the next pose right away. If we recreated that in the anime, poses that were supposed to look impressive wouldn’t last, therefore I decided to use 2 extra key animations for some parts, so that the beautiful silhouette would stay in the viewers’ eyes. I like to draw “impressions”, and I always work thinking about what I want to show and communicate to the viewers. With figure skating I felt this all the more important. A: There are many things I found amazing about the scenes created by Tatenaka-san. Like Victor’s elegance in episode 1, isn’t that wonderful? When I watched it I was like “jeez, I need to get better too”, and he also has lots of ideas. Like JJ’s spin. I was determined to absolutely learn something from all that. T: Thank you. I like how Abiko-san draws all the characters properly. Yuuri always has an expression that fits his personality and the situation. And the spins are amazing! I couldn’t draw them satisfactorily and had to redraw them many times… I admit I was envious of Abiko-san’s soft touch that makes movements connect so smoothly. A: My favorite character is Otabek. I like how he is tough and cool. T: I like Giacometti. And JJ and Minami-kun. I think they are the ones I could figure out the best when drawing them. A: When the anime actually aired we had a huge response. Fans would write to me on Twitter, and every time I uploaded a picture I would get a lot of reactions. T: It was the first time that I had such a response, I was really surprised. I’m a fan of the baseball team Carp, and when I went to drink with my friends everyone knew “Yuri on Ice”. One person told me “a girl in my company watches it, she was praising it a lot”. It never happened to me so far!
-The biggest miracle is that all this staff could come together.-
A: Tatenaka-san also took part in the production of “ENDLESS NIGHT”, but this is the first time that we worked in the same space. I was really glad that he was there working in the same position as me. I can grumble about work (LOL), and he can understand me. T: It’s really like that. Watching Abiko-san I realized that Yuuri must be difficult to animate because he changes a lot, and when I was working on long sequences he would leave me alone. And he would talk to me when I finished. Things like that. A: I didn’t really do all that on purpose (LOL). But you really feel relieved (when there is someone else in your same position). There were also many other people around 40 years old, like the chief animation director Shishido-san, so we had things in common to talk about. T: It’s really a miracle that all this staff could come together. I think it was a difficult job for everyone, from the colors to the backgrounds to all the rest, not just us. But they were all people who would do whatever they could. Everyone would always find something to do. A: It would have been a problem if even one of them were missing. In difficult workplaces it happens that some people will get sick or leave, but this time it didn’t happen. T: The production staff, who probably had the hardest time, was outstanding and did their best. They were all young, but when they brought you things to fix saying “I want to make this better” you couldn’t refuse. A: Everyone got along well and even when they complained it was always jokingly. It was a really nice group.
AND ANOTHER THING: netflix can get out of here with the tried everything bullshit. they haven’t tried since day one when sense8 came out. shit promotions. shit advertising. shit support system. and they tried even less with season 2. the promo for sense8 season 2 didnt came out til weeks before it aired and i saw oitnb promos MONTHS before the season ever started. tumblr gifs did a whole lot more promotion than they ever did.
fans deserved better, the show deserved better and i am sorry
This (x) was my original post, here is the translation!
Yuzuru Hanyu was interviewed by Tatjana Flade for the German magazine pirouette in the issue May/June 2017 No.5 (Yuzuru Hanyu = YH)
Question: How do you review your season? There were a lot of highlights, but also some disappointments.
YH: When I think about the 4Lo (Rittberger), It was very suscessful. I tried it (4Lo) for the first time in competition and I think I landed it seven times in the LP and only popped it once at Skate Canada. I am pleased with the Loop, but the (quad) Salchow was a problem this season. After the two month break due to the injury
at the beginning of I feared the quad Toeloop. But in the end I did two 4Ts in the LP and I gained a lot of selfconfidence. At Worlds I could accomplish everything I wanted in my LP and this was a complete success.
Q: What is the most important experience that you will take to the next olympic season?
YH: I don’t plan to change my jump content for the next season. I tried different jumps this season and now I have the selfconfidence that I can execute them well and that I can get a lot of points for the execution. My experience was what I was expecting from this season and this is what i got in the end.
Q: How do you deal with disappointments such as the SP from the WTT, where you placed only 7th after two mistakes?
YH: I talk about it with different people, but in the end I mostly think about it myself. After the SP I could barely sleep, I woke up a lot of times at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning. I had to think about how I looked on the ice and what the audience in the television must have seen there. Then I thought about putting 5 quads in my LP. At Worlds I was 10 points behind (the leader) after the SPandhere 20 points. When you skate the feeling is important and I am the olnly one who knows that feeling and in t he end I need to make the decisions on my own. I decided right before the LP that I really want to go for 5 quads. Not because I failed at the SP but because I wanted to do it.
Q: What did you gain from the World Team Trophy?
YH: After Worlds
I prepared myself well and trained hard for this team competition. I felt good in the training and I had a lot of selfconfidence before the SP. But I think it was too much pressure and I expected too much from myself. I thought I can deal with the pressure but I could not show a good performance in the SP. I need to take some time and analyze what the problem with the SP is because I
get a negative impression of the SP in general. Before the LP the expectation was high, that I could repeat what I have done at the World Championships. I tried the 4T-1Lo-3S for the first time, it was not perfect but I am satisfied with it. I showed 3 quads in the second half of the program for the first time and maybe I am the first skater to ever do this. This is positive especially in regard at the upcoming Olympic season. I had energy left for this, but I still need to work on becoming stronger ,physically and mentally. To be honest overall I had a lot of fun at this competition and it was the first time in along while that I was able to enjoy a competition.
Q: What kind of programs do you want to show in the Olympic Season?
YH: I haven’t decided yet about the music for the next season. In this season I wanted to challenge myself and in this sense the season was very successful for me. The experiences that I gained this season will hopefully have a positive effect on the next season. The good thing about that is that I can show two different skating styles in the SP and in the LP. This is something I want to repeat in the next season. I am not yure yet if I will have 5 quads in my program from the beginning of the season but this would be a possible challenge. I want to have different options for difficult combinations. Yes, maybe I need to jump a lot of different types of quads, but I don’t want to change a lot in the composition of the programs. I think about the grades of execution (GOEs) for the elements, but I
especially want to succeed in expressing in my programs what I want to express. Especially because of the (technical)challenges I set for myself this season, I think that I can improve my programs even more.
Q: What do you think about the rising level of the other skaters? In the past you said that you wanted to retire after 2018, what do you think about this now?
YH: Just because the competition is now on such a high level, training is a lot of fun and the motivation increased. Without a comment on retirement, I can say that I am very happy to skate now.
Q: When you step on the ice the arena turns upside down, you see an ocean of Japanese flags, you hear the cheer from the fans. What do you feel in this moment?
YH: Happiness (laughter). People from all around the world not only look at me, they watch all the skaters and I am happy that I can be one of these skaters. I am happy if somebody saw me and then becomes a figure skating fan and when new fans join. It makes me happy when children start skating, after they watched us. Even a few adults start figure skating.
Q: Thank you for the interview and good luck for next season!
Hiii :) I’m not sure if you’re taking requests
but if you are, please could you write something super fluffy where you’re best
friends with Dylan and Cole’s your boyfriend and he gets jealous of all the
time you spend with dylan or something? I don’t know, basically just something
really cute with both my boys :) xx
Warnings: Angst, Arguing
Word Count: 1,367
Characters: Cole Sprouse,
A/N: I merged this in with
the song ‘Woman’ by Harry Styles because I thought it fit well. I’m not sure,
but yeah. There will be a part 2 x
“Should we just search
romantic comedies on Netflix and then see what we find?” You spoke, walking into the living room of
your and Cole’s shared apartment, looking at the blonde who was sitting on the
couch. You handed the bowl of popcorn to Dylan, sitting down next to him and
looking at your phone to see if Cole had messaged you.
“When does Cole
get back?” Dylan asked, already looking on the ‘Romantic Comedies’ sub-genre on
Netflix, scrolling through the movies. You looked at your phone, seeing the
time he had texted you. “He get backs after midnight, so yeah.” You grabbed a
few pieces of popcorn, popping them in your mouth and waiting for Dylan to pick
Since Cole had
gone somewhere close by with the cast for an interview of some sort, you had
stayed behind, since he would only be gone for a day. You had invited his
brother over, since you were quite bored and you needed someone to watch a
movie with. You and Dylan had quite a close relationship, since he was one of
your best friends, and had introduced you to Cole.
“Okay, okay!” You
laughed, handing Dylan the controller, letting him pick the movie again. You
had just finished watching the second movie (you had picked both of them) and
Dylan wanted to pick the next one. “What is the time?” You asked, grabbing his
wrist to look at the watch. It was only 10:25 at night. You took a deep breath,
standing up and stretching your arms above your head, feeling the bones pop in
Dylan was sat on
the couch, going through the movies on Netflix once again as you walked into
the kitchen, opening the fridge. “Do you want a drink, Dyl?!” You called out,
pulling the jug of orange juice from the fridge, placing it on the counter.
“Yeah, sure!” He called out. You poured the juice into two cups, about to grab
them when you heard your phone ring. “Can you answer that?” You asked, putting
the jug back in the fridge. Hearing Dylan on your phone made you a bit nervous.
What if it was your boss, or your doctor or your parents?
You walked into
the living room, placing the cups down on the coffee table. Dylan’s arm was
resting across the back of the couch, ankle resting on his knee as he spoke to
the person on the other line of your phone. “Who is it?” You asked quietly,
sitting on the edge of the coffee table and taking a sip from the cup.
spoke, a smile on his lips. “Want to talk to him?” Dylan handed the phone to
you, making you smile. You held the phone to your ear, standing up and walking
towards the kitchen.
handsome.” You grinned, leaning against the counter and hearing his voice
through the speaker. “Hey there, beautiful. How are you?” He asked. You could
hear the rest of the cast chatting, and you could just imagine him leaning
against the window, looking at the scenery passing by and his headphones shoved
in his ear, a smile on his lips as the others all teased him about him being
“I’m going good,
thank you. Dylan’s just been invited over because I have nothing to do. So
we’re just watching movies.” You ran your fingers through your hair, hearing the
huff in his voice. “What?”
hang tight. I’ll be home soon.” He took a deep breath, hesitating on the last
three words. “I love you.”
“I love you too…”
I’m selfish, I know.
But I don’t ever want to see
you with him.
I’m selfish, I know.
I told you, but I know you
I hope you can see, the shape
that I’m in,
While he’s touching your
He’s right where I should,
where I should be,
But you’re making me bleed.
Cole walked into
the apartment, being as quiet as he could. It was past 1am and the car had just
dropped him off. He dropped his back pack at the door, kicking off his shoes
and hanging his jacket on the hooks mounted to the wall. He saw that the TV was
still on, so he walked towards the lounge. Seeing the familiar head of his
brother, he had hoped that you had fallen asleep on either the other end of the
couch, or in your shared bedroom.
whispered, not sure if he was awake. When he got no response, he sighed, tiptoeing
towards the TV. He ran his fingers through his hair, looking on the couch. Once
he had seen how you and Dylan were positioned, he felt… jealous. Your head was rested
on Dylan’s thigh, soft snores and parted lips. Dylan was slouched quite
weirdly, making sure you were comfortable. His arm was resting on your side,
but he did look like he was about to fall over.
Cole took a deep
breath, gently nudging you, in hopes that you would wake up the first time. You
were usually a light sleeper, which was annoying when he woke up early for
meetings, but you’d end up going back to sleep after he left. “Babe?” Cole
whispered, looking up at Dylan, making sure he didn’t wake up his twin.
A small sound came
from your lips, your eyelids fluttering as you looked up at the blurry figure
in front of you. You took a deep breath, slowly sitting up and rubbing your
eyes. You were still a bit drowsy, but a lazy smile came across your lips as
you saw the figure of your boyfriend kneeling in front of you. “Hey, there.”
You smiled, taking his hands as he pulled you up, bringing you to your chest.
“C’mon, let’s get
you to bed.” Cole let you go, but still held your hand. “Is Dylan going to be
comfortable on the couch? We can wake him up and let him sleep in the guest
room,” you spoke softly, looking over your shoulder, seeing Dylan’s figure
still sitting up. Cole sighed, rolling his eyes. “He’s going to be fine, (y/n).
I’ll wake him up after I get you to bed.” Cole opened the bedroom door, letting
you walk in first. He closed the door softly behind the both of you
“How was the
interview?” You murmured, pulling your shirt off and undoing your bra. You
looked through your drawers, pulling out a shirt and putting it on. You slipped
your leggings off, dumping the dirty clothes in the basket and stretching your
arms above your head. “It was decent. The usual. They tried to get season 2 out
of us. But yeah.” Cole shrugged. He was still a little annoyed about how you
had been spending time with Dylan and that you didn’t tell him. You looked at
him, furrowing your eyebrows a little. “Are you okay?” You asked, sitting on
the edge of the bed.
“I don’t ever want
to see you with Dylan. Especially not like that,” Cole blurted out, crossing
his arms over his chest. “Do you know how that makes me feel?”
“Cole… He’s my
best friend…” You looked up at the brunette, biting your lip. “No. He is my
brother, and I don’t want you hanging around him anymore! I know, I’m selfish.
Yes, I am! You’re mine and I don’t want him stealing you away!” Cole exclaimed,
making you stand up, pulling a pair of plaid pants on.
You exclaimed, walking out of the bedroom and to the couch, seeing Dylan still
asleep, but now laying down. You threw a blanket over him, grabbing your phone
and turning the TV off. You huffed, seeing him following you. “You are
absolutely crazy and I am sleeping in the spare bedroom until you get your
marbles back!” You whisper-yelled, opening the spare room door and going to
close it in his face, but he was quick and knew your movements.
groaned, standing in the doorway, but you pushed him into the hallway.
“I’ll talk to you
in the morning.” You hissed, shutting the door in his face.
YES EXCELLENT. (and this turned into destiel because oops)
cas is victor in this au. known as castiel krushnic, he’s russia’s top skater with five time gpf wins. he’s everyone’s favorite, practically unbeatable. during his latest skating year, he finds himself losing inspiration and desperately needs to get it back.
dean is america’s top skater, but because of his intense lack of self worth he thinks he could easily be replaced with anyone (not to mention he’s older than a lot of the other skaters because he couldn’t begin skating competitively until after sam was in college.) he gets into an argument with john right before the free skate of the gpf, and that’s why he completely screws up and lands in last. he’s convinced it’s because he’s a crappy skater and not because he was emotionally distressed from the fight, and on top of it all his idol, castiel krushnic, doesn’t even seem to recognize him as a fellow skater when he sees him in the hall. he returns to america dejected and lost.
fast forward. dean’s unsure of if he should retire or not, so he decides to blow off some steam by skating cas’s routine from the current season. he’s amazing at it from having watched so many times, and unbeknown to him sam is secretly recording him while he skates the routine. sam posts it on youtube and it goes viral in a day.
anna is the one who finds the routine online and links cas to it. he watches and immediately decides that this is it, this is the inspiration he needs. he flies to kansas and offers to be dean’s coach, and while he gets a little bit of snark from dean about it (which in reality is just his way of hiding how much he’s panicking over the castiel krushnic wanting to be his coach), he agrees.
they clash a lot at first. dean doesn’t like change and cas is suggesting adding in jumps he’s never even fathomed before because he’s convinced he just can’t do them. cas argues back that if he can perform his winning free skate routine, he can afford to add in that quad flip he’s so afraid of. it’s during this time when cas realizes just how deep dean’s insecurities and self doubt runs, so he tries his best to encourage dean and push him whenever he can.
when they begin competitive season, dean tries adding in the new jumps cas suggested. he lands the quad loop but still struggles on the flip. before his last gpf qualifying round before being named to the final, he has a heart to heart with dean about his potential and how he believes in him, sam believes in him, and of course, how if he truly is going to succeed, he needs to begin believing in himself. that day, dean lands his quad flip for the first time in competition. cas races out onto the ice afterwards and kisses him.
dean makes it all the way to the grand prix final, to nobody’s surprise but his own. between the kiss and now, him and cas have been spending every waking moment together and he’s absolutely sure that despite all odds, he’s fallen hard for his coach. because of this, he tells cas that he’s going to retire after this season so he can return to competition, which cas does not take well at all. (imagine dean saying that he’ll say yes to michael in s5 and put that push up against the wall situation here but without the beating). cas is livid because he’s too talented to retire, not yet, and they argue for a long time before they agree to both make their decisions after the gpf is over.
his short program has a few bobbles because he’s kinda stressed from fighting with cas. cas, noticing this, talks to him before he skates his free program and tells him that he’ll respect any decision dean makes and tells him to do his best. this helps dean a lot, but it also makes him realize that he doesn’t want it to end here. he loves the ice and he loves cas and he’s not about to give that up so easily, so he fights with everything he’s got. in the end he loses out to samadriel (seriously how can a kid that young skate that well?) but promises that he’ll come back and win gold next year. that’s when cas admits that he misses the ice too and they agree to compete together.
and yes, they do pair skate during the exhibition to cas’s routine and it’s beautiful??? and pure???
other random things: gabriel is christophe, bobby is celestino, benny is phichit. sam is like the triplets (always posting dean’s performances on social media) while charlie is yuuko. jody can be minako! idk who would be yakov though.
anyway, this is probably not what you were looking for at all but *gestures to it with a ‘i tried’ poster*
as it gets closer and closer to swimming suit seasons i just wanna remind all us “hairy” girls out there that you’re valid in whatever you wanna wear. don’t feel obligated to shave or cover up because someone tells you that the hair on your stomach is too dark, or your arm hair shows too much. rock whatever the hell you want. your body is just as much a “bikini body” as the next person, so never feel embarrassed by the way you are. girls with darker/more hair are just as beautiful in whatever suit they wear compared to the next girl.
A/N: Hello, anon! I added a few ways for them to be tired because there are 9 of them so if I only use work, they’ll end up reacting the same way. I hope you enjoy! xx
—Minseok always knew, even before the two of you started dating, that you never liked working out. Even just by thinking of doing 10 push-ups exhausted you. Diets can happen, but working out is a no-no. You can tell Minseok was really surprised when you invited him to go to the gym today. A little confused and suspicious but he agreed. Although, not longer than 20 minutes had passed and you were already breathing heavy. Sweat was everywhere in your body and you already felt dehydrated.
“Sweetheart, it’s okay if you stop now. Sit at the bench and rest.“ your boyfriend worriedly instructed you but you refused, shaking your head.
“No, I have to work out. I might have ‘accidentally’ ate a whole cake yesterday. I need to lose calories.“
10 minutes later, Minseok found you sprawled on the floor. Minseok would rather watch you eat a whole cake than watch you wore yourself out at the gym anyway.
—Junmyeon worries too much especially when he’s on tour and away from you. You’d always get text messages from him asking if you’re eating right, and if you were taking your medicines at the right time or if you were getting a good night sleep. He worries too much that it worries you as well. So when you got 2 jobs to earn extra cash, you didn’t tell him because you know he’d worry once again. Although, you can’t hide how tired you are whenever the two of you have a Video call.
“(Y/n), you look tired. Are you okay?“ he asks, staring at your face through the monitor. He noticed the dark circles under your eyes and how your face became thin. “Please don’t lie.“
And with that, you told him about your extra job. He didn’t get mad and he also didn’t force you to quit your job.
“I understand, Love. But please don’t force yourself too much. When I get home, I’ll take care of you. I love you.” he said. With a last virtual kiss and a sexy wink, you both said your goodbyes.
—When you watch Yixing, you couldn’t help but stare up in awe when his body smoothly moves to the beat of the song.
You’ve always wanted to learn how to dance.
Although, when you asked him to teach you, you forgot how your body was actually as rigid as a stick.
Yixing claimed that the steps were ‘basic’ and ‘easy’, but how come you haven’t even reached half of the song but you already feel like giving up?
“Are you okay, love? Do you want to finish this next time?“ he asked as he gave you a bottle of cold water. You wanted to scream and tell him you wanted to go home and bathe yourself in ice.
“Gosh no, let’s finish the song. I’m doing great!“ you said filled with enthusiasm. Your boyfriend only stared at you.
“(Y/n), your feet are shaking..“ and with that, you let yourself fall to the floor sighing in relief. You ought to remember to just watch him dancing instead of dancing with him.
—There are 2 things Baekhyun knew so well about you. One, you are just as stubborn as him. And two, you get tired so easily. Imagine his reaction when those two combined.
“(Y/n), you just got back from work why are you suddenly cleaning the house?“ Baekhyun whined. He tried taking the broom from your hand but you quickly moved it away from his reach.
“The house is a mess. Your shirt is everywhere, you left the toilet seat up again, and you didn’t wash your plate.“ you complained.
“Yes, I did those and I’m sorry. Please get some rest.“
As stubborn as you were, you ignored Baekhyun’s plea. Once you finished cleaning the house, you found your boyfriend in your room ready to massage your aching body.
—Who’s idea was it to stay up all night just to watch netflix? Your boyfriend, Jongdae? Heck no, he goes to sleep fast. You? Heck yeah, you tried finishing the whole season in one night.
You immediately regretted your decision when you realized you have work. Jongdae, being a sweet boyfriend, drove you to work. He couldn’t help but laugh at how tired you looked.
“That’s what you get for staying up all night.You look dead tired“ He teased, his laugh filling the car.
“Tired? Who’s tired? Not me.“ you denied, but your eyes said otherwise. The drive to work was only 15 minutes, but Jongdae purposely drove slower when he saw you sleeping soundly in the passenger seat. He wanted you to have a few extra minutes to sleep. Next time, don’t try and finish a whole season in a day.
—Chanyeol was so excited when he called you on the phone, inviting you over at the boys’ dorm for you to check out his new game. It was 7 in the morning and you were tired from a night shift. You wanted to reject his invitation, but his enthusiasm made you feel guilty so you agreed and said you’ll be over in 30.
You arrived at their dorm a few minutes later. Chanyeol started talking about his new game, showing you his favorite characters and modes. You only nodded in reply, too tired to think of something to say.
“Sweetheart, are you tired?“ His voice changed into a concerned tone, waking you up.
“No no, I’m listening.“ You chuckled. But as soon as Chanyeol started talking again, your eyes drifted close. You fell asleep fast and your body started to lean to the side but Chanyeol quickly caught you. He only laughed to himself as he stared at his sleeping beauty. He then carried you to his room for you to properly rest.
—Due to his busy schedule, Kyungsoo only gets to call once or twice in a week. He sometimes sends you messages, but video calls were different.
When Kyungsoo’s name appeared on your phone in the middle of the night, you jolt up and answered it. Kyungsoo’s face appeared in the screen with a bright smile while you laid on your bed with your eyes squinting.
“(Y/n)? Did I wake you?“ he asked sounding guilty.
“No, sweetheart. I’m good.“ you answered, getting up from your bed.
“Ahhh.. I did wake you up. Don’t worry, I’ll call you in the morning. I have a day off today. I love you!“ and with that, he quickly ended the call. Kyungsoo knew you would argue with him so he ended it quick.
Don’t worry, he did call the next morning. He even did aegyo just for you.
—Whenever Jongin goes out for practice or anything related to Exo, you knew he will come home around dinner. You always cook his favorite dishes for him to eat after a long tiring day. However, Jongin isn’t the only one who was tired this time. Your boss needed you longer in the office, causing you to have twice as many work than the usual. One overtime later, you arrived home with only an hour left of Jongin’s expected arrival.
You still cooked for him but as soon as Jongin came in your shared house, he saw how visibly tired you are. “(Y/n), are you okay? You didn’t have to cook for me if you’re really tired. We can do deliveries.” he would coo at you as he wraps his arms around your body. You denied how tired you are, telling him it was your job to cook for him knowing how much work he does for being an Idol.
Jongin would later then tell you that it is never your duty to feed him. Instead, all he needs is your love and support. After eating dinner, you both snuggled in the living room while he comforts you and your tired body.
—Sehun promised a movie night after getting off from work. He said he would be home by 7 with Chinese take-outs. But it was already 9 in the evening and you are sat in the living room, hungry, and no Sehun in sight. You had a rough day at work and you were really looking forward for the movie night with Sehun and just cuddle up to him. Another hour had passed and your eyes started to become heavy but the sound of the door woke you up.
Your boyfriend stood at the doorway with a sad look on his face and, his promise, Chinese take-outs in his hand.
“Love, I’m sorry for being really late. Ahh.. you’re probably hungry and tired.“ he laid the paper bag on the coffee table in front of you.
“No, I’m awake. We can still watch a movie.“ a tired smile appearing on your lips.
Sehun couldn’t help but smile at you. He’s so lucky to have such a patient and understanding girlfriend.