worlds 2006

Okay, so as I’m sure you’ve already heard, Stéphane Lambiel will appear in episode 12 of Yuri on Ice as himself (he’ll be voicing the animated version of himself, how cool is that?)

And just in case you weren’t sure Stéphane Lambiel is sort of a big deal in the figure skating world.

Of course, he’s not Plushenko or Johnny Weir but he was an amazing skater in his time too, which resulted in his becoming the two-time (2005–2006) World Champion, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2005, 2007) Grand Prix Champion and a nine-time (2001–08, 2010) Swiss national champion.

Not to mention that he’s just a beautiful, beautiful man with equally beautiful performances.

Watch his program to “Don’t Stop The Music” from 2011 and you’ll understand what I mean. (Skating in a suit? Yes, please.)

But wait there’s more!

He retired a few years ago and now works as a coach and a choreographer - this season for Deniss Vasiļjevs.

How is this relevant to the YOI fandom?

You may recall this tweet/picture:

Yep, that’s them.

Not to mention that people (including the staff of the anime) have been saying that they’re the closest to the real life versions of Victor and Yuuri you could find, not on the romantic level, but more in the sense of physical closeness and working together well.

I mean

They have a point.

And shall we talk about their selfies? Both of their twitter accounts are full of their selfies from all sorts of events and trips. (Stephane’s is here, Deniss’s is here).

And that’s just one of them.

Okay, so where am I going with this?

To this last photo, from the recording studio where Stéphane was doing his lines for his character in the anime:

See that blond haired boy in the lower right corner?

Stéphane took Deniss along for the recording session, and I just find it incredibly sweet.

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A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:

These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:

Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score. 

Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).

Nobunari Oda -  2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork) 

Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)

Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion

continued under the cut: 

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  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  4. ​Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

In the 2006 World Cup match between Portugal and The Netherlands, there were 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards in the 90 minute game. The referees averaged a card approximately every 5 ½ minutes! The game holds the record for cards shown at any FIFA-administered international tournament. The dirtiest World Cup match barely finished 1-0, and is known as the “Battle of Nuremburg.”

World Cup 2006 Memories - Battle of Nuremberg

‘Call it the Battle of Nuremberg. Portugal defeated the Netherlands in a nasty and ill-tempered 1-0 brawl on 25 June 2006 that saw both teams have two players sent off. Russian referee Valentin Ivanov brandished a record 20 cards in total - 16 of them yellow.’

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It Doesn’t Matter ~His World 2015 Remix~

bollywood lgbq movies

i know there are really few which really sucks but here are the good ones!!

note: unfortunately, in a lot of these, the character’s sexuality is a ~plot twist reveal~ so, spoilers ahead i guess

wlw:

  • fire (1996)
  • sancharram (2004)
  • girlfriend (2004) [offensive]
  • men not allowed (2006) [offensive]
  • 3 kanya (2012) 
  • margarita with a straw (2014)
  • dedh ishqiya (2014)
  • angry indian goddesses (2015)
  • unfreedom (2015)

mlm:

  • mango souffle (2002)
  • my brother nikhil (2005)
  • honeymoon travels pvt. ltd. (2007) 
  • i am (2011) 
  • bombay talkies (2013)
  • aligarh (2015)
  • kapoor and sons (2016)

wlw movies with south asian leads:

  • chutney popcorn (1999)
  • nina’s heavenly delights (2006)
  • the world unseen (2007)
  • i can’t think straight (2008)

movies with minor mlm characters:

  • page 3 (2005)
  • life in a metro (2007)
  • fashion (2008)
  • student of the year (2012) [offensive]
  • humpty sharma ki dulhania (2014)
  • shandaar (2015)

movies with wlw subtext:

  • mandi (1983)
  • razia sultan (1983)
  • monica (2011)
  • shaitaan (2011)
  • heroine (2012)

webseries:

  • confessions- its complicated
  • all about section 377 [offensive]
  • the ‘other’ love story

a lot of these are mainstream and come on tv all the time, but i know some are pretty inaccessible so i suggest you either 

  1. torrent them
  2. buy roadside dvds or order dvds online (especially during diwali/new year sales when they’re like 50-70% off)
  3. watch online, some are definitely available

i’ve seen most of these so if you want trigger warnings, or want to know which have happy endings, or can’t find any, feel free to message me!

happy watching :D

Everything leaving Netflix in December:

December 1

  • 50 First Dates (2004)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Black Ops, series 2
  • Camp Takota (2014)
  • Carmen Jones (1954)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001)
  • Curious George: Swings Into Spring (2013)
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (2016)
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • Frequencies (2013)
  • The Great War Diary, season 1
  • The In-Laws (2003)
  • McConkey
  • Medora (2013)
  • Monkey Business (1952)
  • Myth Hunters, series 1-2
  • Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1999)
  • Paycheck (2003)
  • Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)
  • River of No Return (1954)
  • Sling Blade (1996)
  • Thor: Hammer of the Gods (2009)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Valley of the Dolls (1967)
  • World Trade Center (2006)

December 2

  • Legends of the Knight (2013)
  • The Red Baron (2008)

December 3

  • The Best of Me (2014)

December 5

  • Holes (2003)

December 14

  • The Da Vinci Code (2006)

December 15

  • High Profits, season 1
  • World War II in Colour (2009)

December 16

  • Beyond the Hills (2012)

December 22

  • Dark Skies (2013)

December 26

  • Just Friends (2005)

December 27

  • Spy Kids (2001)

December 31

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, season 1-6

And the 12 new additions to look out for

2006 2016

  1. Jens Lehmann - Manuel Neuer
  2. Marcell Jansen - Shkodran Mustafi
  3. Arne Friedrich - Jonas Hector
  4. Robert Huth - Benedikt Höwedes
  5. Sebastian Kehl - Mats Hummels
  6. Jens Nowotny - Sami Khedira
  7. Bastian Schweinsteiger
  8. Torsten Frings - Mesut Özil
  9. Mike Hanke - André Schürrle
  10. Oliver Neuville - Leroy Sané (20)
  11. Miroslav Klose - Julian Draxler
  12. Oliver Kahn - Bernd Leno
  13. Michael Ballack - Thomas Müller
  14. Gerald Asamoah - Emre Can
  15. Thomas Hitzlsperger - Julian Weigl
  16. Philipp Lahm - Jonathan Tah
  17. Per Mertesacker - Jérôme Boateng
  18. Tim Borowski - Toni Kroos
  19. Bernd Schneider - Mario Götze
  20. Lukas Podolski
  21. Christoph Metzelder - Joshua Kimmich
  22. David Odonkor - Marc-André ter Stegen
  23. Timo Hildebrand - Mario Gómez