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I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THE REASON WE DON’T GET THE NO HOMO JOKES AND TEASING ABOUT YUURI AND VIKTOR KISSING AND EVEN SLIGHT “BUT YOU’RE BOTH GUYS” BS IN YURI!!! ON ICE IS BECAUSE KUBO-SENSEI LEGITIMATELY WANTED TO CREATE A WORLD IN WHICH NONE OF THAT EXISTED. DISCRIMINATION TOWARD WHO YOU LOVE DOESN’T EXIST.

IN THE WORLD OF YURI!!! ON ICE, THERE ARE NO LAWS OR RULES ABOUT MEN LOVING MEN OR MEN WEARING FLOWER CROWNS OR BEING OPENLY GAY. PEOPLE CAN DO AS THEY PLEASE. LGBTQA+ ISN’T A LABEL. YOU AREN’T SEPARATED FROM OTHER GROUPS BASED ON WHO YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO OR FALL IN LOVE WITH. EVERYTHING EVERYONE DOES IS CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE AND HEALTHY AND normal.

WHICH MEANS VIKTOR AND YUURI WON’T HAVE TO FIGHT MARRIAGE LAWS BECAUSE WHATEVER COUNTRY THEY GO TO WILL ALLOW THEM TO MARRY.

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there’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey, you just haven’t thought of it yet // panic! at the disco

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Arashi smirked, stepping forward & trying to pull him close. Alone? Yes, we are. Want to go into my room?

The gleam in the man’s eyes that usually excited Bennett made him feel so awful now. Of course Arashi would act happy rather than annoyed by his presence like he sometimes did.

Clearing his throat, Bennett prepared himself for the worst. I was kind of hoping to talk to you about something.

Noticing Bennett was acting unusually withdrawn, Arashi let out a deep sigh. Is whatever we need to talk about the same reason you didn’t respond or say anything to me yesterday?

Benny nodded solemnly. I was with Ezra yesterday.

Oh well that sounds lovely, Arashi hissed sarcastically.

 Okay, but the WAA playing Risk.

Phoenix always loses so this time he brought Edgeworth. Edgeworth has glasses and is a master of logic, so everyone teams up against Team Boss.

Trucy convinced Klavier to come, who is trying to take Africa. Apollo always takes Africa. Apollo’s now trying to decide whether he should join Team Boss since technically he owns his own firm and he really wants to take Klavier down.

Trucy takes Australia and uses it as her base. 

Phoenix wants to take Europe (for no other reason besides the fact that it’s blue) and Edgeworth says, “No, Asia is worth more points.” Apollo realizes they are both awful at this game. Phoenix takes a few territories in Asia and ends his turn.

“Prosecutor Gavin. If both of us stay in Africa, we’re both going to lose our armies,” Apollo reasons. “If you let me have Africa, I’ll let you take South America.”

“Why don’t you move to South America, then?” After a game of rock-paper-scissors, Klavier agrees to move to South Africa. 

Athena’s turn. She decides to try and take over North America, asking for a truce with Klavier. Klavier tells her the whole alliance thing would be useless if he can’t help attack Team Boss. She begrudgingly goes for Europe instead.

But Edgeworth wants Europe. They begin to squabble. 

Meanwhile, Phoenix is trying to spread through Asia. He keeps getting close, only to have Apollo attack from below. He focuses his troops downwards, and Klavier travels through North America to attack from the top. Trucy has been making small attacks against Asia every turn, but Phoenix always takes this back.

Klavier proceeds to take over most of North America, which makes Athena feel betrayed. She declares war on Klavier, which earns her no friends. She’s completely wiped out by Edgeworth the next turn.

Edgeworth takes over Europe and tries to invade North America. Apollo attacks from Africa, so Phoenix attacks Apollo. Trucy makes a World War I joke about conflicting alliances.

Klavier pushes into Europe, and Apollo and Klavier’s combined efforts force Edgeworth to attack Asia. Phoenix doesn’t like this plan, but Athena tells him not to burn his bridges, so he continues to attack Africa.

Apollo stacks all of his armies in Europe and (with a few lucky dice rolls) manages to completely take it over. This completely destroys Team Boss’s alliance. Edgeworth loses pretty quickly. 

At that point, everyone remembers that Trucy is still in the game. She invades the horribly defended Asia and takes down her dad, ultimately taking over Africa and part of Asia in a massive campaign. 

Apollo gears up to attack her. “Polly!” she pleads. “Prosecutor Gavin has half the map! If you attack me now, he’s going to win.”

“But they can’t break their alliance!” Athena butts in, still highly invested in this game. “It’s adorable!”

“What do you mean, adorable?” Apollo raises his eyebrows.

“He’s had his arm around you for two hours now,” Athena points out. Realization dawns on both of them, who both seem flustered.

“I-I’m not breaking alliances. I’m, uh… just going to build up my troops in Europe.” 

Klavier and Trucy fight over Asia, and once Apollo’s armies recover, he takes back control of Africa from Trucy. 

The logical decision for Apollo would be to attack South America. But to do that would be to break his pact with Klavier, which he doesn’t want to do. So instead, he attacks Trucy’s dwindling territories. It’s not long until she loses. 

This entire time, Athena has been debating with Phoenix and Edgeworth as to whether there can only be one winner. “No, we aren’t changing the rules. Don’t you remember how that worked in the Hunger Games?”

“But they each have two continents. If they don’t end the game now, they’ll be fighting for another three hours,” Trucy points out. 

“They can rule the world together!” Athena sings. “They don’t have to live in FEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!”

“I guess it’s their choice,” Phoenix decides. “Just get her to stop singing. Please.”

“Truce?” Klavier asks. It’s Apollo’s decision. 

“…Rock, Paper, Scissors.”

anonymous asked:

Okay, actual Asian person who knows aro/jackkelly here; I found out about what just happened and I know what that was about. That wasn't supposed to have been them condemning actual real Asian men who are ace; that was them trying to signal boost a thought I expressed once to them about how I wasn't comfortable with white people automatically headcannoning the fictional male Asian characters in YOI as asexual because white people already desexualize Asian men. It was supposed to be about fandom.

yes, we know. the reason people want representation, though, is to represent real people, and both of your arguments take that representation most directly away from gay ace asian men, rather than het ace white men as people seem to for some reason assume. i don’t at all disagree with your point, but at the same time yuuri is decidedly coded as asexual. people also tend to fetishize asian m/m relationships as “yaoi” - which by the way is generally overly sexualized, but no one’s bringing that up - but that doesn’t mean we should all say that yuuri isn’t actually interested in men. and lastly, yuuri isn’t thought to be ace because of a lack of sexual activity, but because of his discomfort with the subject and his lack of understanding of it; in fact the “eros” vs “agape” sequence seemed an almost literal metaphor for the split-attraction model.

Really, when we were deciding to come back, it was in large part because of Marie and Patch and Romain and the school that they have. I can’t imagine this comeback without them as our coaching team. I don’t think it would have happened. So if for some reason they said no when we picked up the phone and called them, I don’t think we would be here today. Just connecting with them and collaborating artistically and technically and sort of trying to put their vision into place and into practice has been a great joy. We also have a new off-ice team. That has been very exciting as well. I think we’re becoming better athletes, well rounded athletes and smarter athletes.
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Tessa Virtue // ISU Article

ok so i’m reaaaally bad at keeping up on tv and anime in particular….ive only watched 3 episodes of yuri on ice so far and w h a t is all the hoopla on my dash

And if I say I really knew you well

What would your answer be?

If you were here today

Ooh, ooh, ooh, here today

Well, knowing you

You’d probably laugh and say

That we were worlds apart

If you were here today

Ooh, ooh, ooh, here today

But as for me,

I still remember how it was before

And I am holding back the tears no more

Ooh, ooh, ooh, I love you, ooh

What about the time we met?

Well, I suppose that you could say

That we were playing hard to get

Didn’t understand a thing

But we could always sing

What about the night we cried?

Because there wasn’t any reason

Left to keep it all inside

Never understood a word

But you were always there with a smile

And if I say I really loved you

And was glad you came along

And you were here today

Ooh, ooh, ooh, for you were in my song

Ooh, ooh, ooh, here today

You’re right. We don’t know how to fight it. We don’t know when it’ll come. We can’t run, can’t hide. Can’t pretend it’s not the end, ‘cause it is. Something’s always been there to try and destroy the world. We’ve beaten them back. But, we’re not dealing with them anymore. We’re dealing with the reason they exist. Evil. The strongest. The First. I’m beyond tired. I’m beyond scared. I’m standing on the mouth of hell and it is gonna swallow me whole. And it’ll choke on me. We’re not ready? They’re not ready. They think we’re gonna wait for the end to come, like we always do. I’m done waiting. They want an apocalypse? Well, we’ll give 'em one. Anyone else who wants to run, do it now, 'cause we just became an army. We just declared war. From now on we won’t just face our worst fears, we will seek them out. We will find them and cut out their hearts one by one until the First shows itself for what it really is. And I’ll kill it myself. There is only one thing on this earth more powerful than evil, and that’s us. Any questions?
—  Thalia, to the Order of Saint Traft

When I see people complaining about Yurio’s and Otabek’s age gap and how their relationship is inappropriate because of age, I want them to realize that if Viktor was 18 that Yuri would have been 13.

If we look at it, the only reason you’re complaining is because of your country’s laws on sexual consent.  Now, Yurio and Otabek have agreed to be friends, meaning they aren’t banging, for one.  And even if they did try to get to that stage, they’d probably wait and let their relationship grow and nurture itself.

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I can’t find a post about this so I’ll assume there is not one yet…

Have you ever hear closely to the lyrics of Michele Crispino´s FP song?

Now that we have the other part of the reason why Victor wanted to coach Yuri we can’t just ignore the fact that the piano version of this song is the one that we can hear at the their airport reunion

Lyrics of the song

Whenever I hear you
Bands begin to play
Its our serenade
For two

How do I forget you
This feeling inside

I am always watching
Over you

Whenever I see you
Stars in your eyes

Brighten up the sky
For me

We’re dancing in the moonlight
Tonight you will be loved
To me, only you

You mean the world to me, my lady 

I can be as brave as a knight for you
If you want I can be a shadow of the night
No one loves you like the way I do

Let’s fly over the moon
Don’t get me wrong
Maybe I’m foolish enough to want you to love me

For only tonight
Where you’ll be the one

For me

Until the clouds hide the moon away

Whenever I touch you
Music seems to stop

I never felt this way
So true

One of the most powerful ways of speaking up and...

One of the most powerful ways of speaking up and expressing our truth is through the means of non-violent protests. Protesting is never a disturbance of the peace. Corruption, injustice, war and intimidation are disturbances of the peace; protesting is merely a response to those disturbances. Freedom of assembly, which can be used as in protest, is in theory protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and is part of the Bill of Rights. It states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This suggests that as long as our protests are peaceable, we are free to assemble and allow the voice of reason within us each to join others in a conversation. Unfortunately the realities on the street are often very different from promised rights — no matter the country. Too often our conversations through protest are cut short by rude interruptions from the agents of concentrated power, which do not want to hear what change has to say. But change is inevitable and unstoppable. Life moves forward, not backward, and it would be wise to listen to what change has to say. Change may knock lightly on the door of antiquated thinking at first, but when the old mindsets bolt the door, change may rip it from the frame. Change has no master, no limitations and no fear. Change has no ideology, no dogma and no rationality. Change, like time, will wait until the graveyards are full of old ideas. Change can be beautiful when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal when we fearfully resist.

— Bryant McGill

For more clarity you can read in context here:
http://bryantmcgill.com/20131130033200.html

(This passage is from my book, “Voice of Reason,” but I post all my writings freely as a gift for those who cannot afford them.)

anonymous asked:

It would make more sense for Allison to be alive instead of Claudia if Stiles didn't exist because then the nogitsune thing wouldn't have happened. I just miss Allison and am so confused right now!!!

well for obvious reason we can’t have allison but i really like the schrodinger cat theory, i think it really makes sense at the moment