Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky
Characters: Otabek Altin, Yuri Plisetsky
Additional Tags: Welcome to the Madness (Yuri!!! on Ice), Sexual Frustration, Sexual Tension, Friendship, Oblivious Yuri Plisetsky, Teenagers, Pre-Relationship
Otabek is a man with the scissors and a Yuri given mission: sex up Yuri's shirt for his exhibition skate.
That's a lot of power to give to someone who wants to rip the shirt to shreds and get his hands on naked skin.
It's challenge time!
Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.
Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!
Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!
Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.
2. We saw the Dodgers play the Cubs tonight. Carla is a Cubs fan, so for her birthday her aunt got her tickets to the game. Unfortunately for her, the Cubs lost, but I'm...well, I feel odd saying I'm a Dodgers fan, but I have lived here for forty years and have a sense of the Dodgers being "my team" so I was rooting for them. :) It was really weird, though. Is there usually no announcer? I've only been to a baseball game twice in my life and both were so long ago I don't remember anything, but it just seemed weird that it was so silent. There was an announcement for the players' names, but no one calling out the plays and so sometimes the game had started up again without me even realizing. It was fun, though.
3. Molly just loves being able to get up on the top shelf now. So high!
What I wanted was to take a week off. What I'm getting instead are two half-weeks off, Mon-Wed of this coming week and of the following week. BookExpo and BookCon are intervening, as is a big work project with deadlines that can't be moved. Such is life. It's still a vacation.
Things on my to-do list/wishlist with deadlines:
* Go to arm doctor May 30
* Prepare BookCon handout by June 1
* Read ILL book due back June 1
* Return book by June 1
* See visiting friend before he leaves on June 2
* Do BookCon panel and booth duty on June 3 (if you'll be there, come say hi!)
* Meet first work deadline by June 5 (ideally much earlier)
* Meet second work deadline by June 7 (see above)
* Write guest blog post by June 7
* Read ILL books due back June 8
* Return books by June 8
Things without deadlines (fun):
* Hang out with X, who also has this coming week off
* Watch the StevenBombs
* Watch Voltron: Legendary Defender (I'm five episodes in; it makes great knitting TV)
* Stroll in the Botanic Gardens on a day with nice weather
* Ditto Prospect Park
* Maybe steal the baby from daycare early one day and get extra baby time
* Read a book for fun? I hear people do this? ???
Things without deadlines (productive):
* Tidy room enough for vacuuming
* Vacuum (or ask J to if my arms are sad)
* Change sheets (or ask J to if my arms are sad)
* Move clothes from valet to closet
* Catch up on laundry
* Promote Story Hospital
* Clean out inbox
* Watch Baby Signing Time and practice signing on my own and with the family
Title: Musume no Iede
Original Title: 娘の家出 (Musume no Iede)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Jump X
Status in Japan: 6 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + muge
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates
Summary: When Mayuko's mom announces she's getting remarried, Mayuko runs away to live with her dad and his boyfriend. This heartwarming slice-of-life series follows Mayuko and her family and friends as their stories interweave.
Chapter Summary: When Mayuko and her friends run into Daiki and his friend Kenta out shopping, Niina falls for Kenta, but is their relationship doomed from the start?
Chapter 14: Boy, Girl
Fleet Week involves air shows. Air shows sometimes end up sending fighter planes over my house. Fighter planes over my house panic me and bring me back to my third period class on 9/11, when they were right over my school. This is not good.
And I feel so stupid about it. Nobody I knew got hurt. Nobody I knew* was even there - the closest was Jenn, on the boat. She just walked off back into the terminal and went home. Likewise, my mother and I were both on Staten Island. (And trapped here for a week!) It's not like I had to flee Lower Manhattan with body parts raining down on me.
So even though "a lingering dislike of low-flying planes, especially fighter planes" is a very, very minor side effect of 9/11, I don't like having any at all, like it's somehow disrespectful to people who actually suffered and actually have PTSD. (And you don't need to tell me that this is a ridiculous position. Knowing that doesn't make it better, and I feel like the vicious cycle this can lead to is a bit self-evident.)
On the plus side, and there is a plus side, at least I'm aware it's Fleet Week. It's only really bad when I don't pay attention to the calendar and am completely taken by surprise. One year the airshow was a week late or something, and I ended up in the basement with the girls. They thought I was completely overreacting. And I was, but if I hadn't been, I might've just saved their lives, so whatever.
Edit: Actually, I had the bright idea after typing all this up to look at the schedule. Looks like all airshows have already happened. Boy, is that a relief. Worked myself up over nothing!
(Still don't like Fleet Week.)
* This is not strictly true. My mother's coworkers were all there, and I knew many of them. But you know what I mean, I hope. Anyway, they all survived with no physical injuries.
One friend emailed an ad from a real estate friend of hers, who'd apparently rescued a cat from a chimney. Apparently the rescuer can't take care of said kitty. The kitty is two weeks old, had just gotten some stitches on her chin from falling down the chimney. "See," said friend, "an incredibly beautiful kitty just fell from the sky for you."
I wrote back..."uh, thanks, but I need to figure out a few things first, such as where to put the kitty litter, etc..."
Her response..."well, I know someone who put the kitty litter in the bathtub and took it out when she needed to take shower. Always thought that was a bit dirty and gross myself, but worked for her. And when the time comes remember to buy 'The World's Best Kitty Litter'. "
Sigh. I told this story to my Mom.
ME: "I posted on FB about how to go about adopting a cat. They interpreted that as meaning adopting a cat this minute or this weekend. So now, people are throwing cats at me."
Mother: They clearly don't know you very well.
Yes, I plan on doing it eventually. I just have to work my way up to it. Just as I have to work my way up to buying new furniture.
It's not that I don't necessarily like change...I just have to worry my into it.
2. Finally watched the televised version of Dirty Dancing all the way through, from beginning to end, instead of snippets.
Mother: Why did they feel the need to do a televised remake of the film?
Me: Well it's actually adapted more from the musical version of the film.
Mother: Except it's more like the film version -- I can't see how they could do the logs and lake bit in a stage musical.
We both agreed the original movie was better. ( spoilery review )
3. Very happy it is Friday. Work has been making me crazy all week long. Overslept this morning. But there was an early quit due to the holiday weekend. So hurray.
Yay -- three day weekend.
This one was a wordless production, but fairly true to the book, including the 'everyone's dead' end.
The use of masks in the production was fantastic, especially with Frollo. There are several scenes where he seems to be fighting his mask -- his real feelings against what he should present to the world -- and in the finale it is Quasimodo against Frollo's mask, to the point where Frollo was killed when Quasimodo broke his mask into two.
Actually, some of the best sequences were of Frollo against himself, generally protrayed by Frollo, a dance troupe of six gargoyles mimicing his every move, and his fevered image of Esmerelda, portrayed in a change of dress and a concealing full-face mask to show this was Frollo's image of her, and not actually her, as Esmerelda wore lighter colors and was one of the few actors not wearing a mask as at all, though she did have make-up making a partial mask across her forehead, as did many of the 'beggar' characters. Phoebus and the guard were portrayed in shiny, military-style gasmasks, which emphasized their authority and also allowed several members of the ensemble to play soldiers (gasmask), gargoyle (plague-doctor mask), or beggar (domino make-up) as the scene required.
The next and final production of the season is going to be Mark of Cain, an original (instead of adapted) peice. I'm not sure if I'll go see it, but generally Synetic doesn't disappoint me.
Next season is already available for subscription, being: The Adventures of Peter Pan, The Trial (Kafka), Titus Andronicus, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which is a bit of an odd mix, in my opinion. Of course, it all depends on my employment status when next season rolls around.
But we got to the ending and...
( Spoilers )
I also would have liked to see a bit more Paris, because the show leaves her hanging at a terrible place and then we never see her again, and - fair enough - there's a lot of other characters and storylines they had to fit in (SOOKIE'S RETURN!!!! AAAAAHHHHHH I LOVED THAT), but still. THERAPY FOR PARIS. Although honestly she will probably benefit from it no more than Emily Gilmore and for exactly the same reason: being vulnerable for someone who is basically a stranger, PAH, that is not within their code.
...Also seeing Guardians of the Galaxy 2 while in the midst of a Gilmore Girls rewatch was totally hilarious, because the guy who plays Kirk is a minion in GotG2 and he is basically exactly what Kirk the Space Minion would be. SPACE MINION KIRK.
I just finished a great book, The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon by Brian Thompson. She was a true Victorian eccentric. From the moment she was born she was overweening ego and kept grudges for everyone who ever crossed her, real or imagined.
She dreamed of a career as a singer and formed an alliance with the French composer, Gounod. He was her pet? Submissive? Lover? Collaborator? Anyway, the time he spent with her exhausted him.
One of the positive things she did accomplish through many the lawsuits she brought was public examination of the lunacy laws (because of one her life’s adventures). These laws made it too easy for inconvenient people to be locked away.
The author wrote this book because of multiple volume autobiography she wrote. In French, published in France because she would have been sued for all the libel the thing contained.
I wish the author had other books; I really like his style.
( Table! )
I really like how ALL OF THESE could fit for FFXV. :\a But I'm going to try and do a nice fandom spread instead, haha.
EDIT: Hiding the table behind a cut because it has spacing issues and the html is a little overly complicated and I'm not messing with it today. :\ But anyways, sleeping under the stars and karaoke bar definitely need to be FFXV, while idk about everything else. No clue. XD
Tomorrow my work is celebrating its 2 year anniversary with a dumb party with games and contests and stuff and people are bringing their dogs and bluh. I love dogs, in particular my dogs, but I'm so over being constantly surrounded by dogs. And tbh I don't really care for the people who are planning on showing up either. :\ Also, boss's super homophobic asshole boyfriend is going to be there grilling hotdogs, so just. Freaking end me and also keep me in your thoughts. ;;;;
(all credit for the glorious name for this project to veth)
The deck donation reset has happened and we still have a few units from Fire Emblem: Awakening to donate! Comment if you'd like to donate some!
After that, I'm back to collecting Pokemon characters to beg people to donate, and this time I HAVE A SYSTEM THAT ISN'T COMPLETELY WANTON WOAH!!
Current Priority: Gym leaders and Elite 4.
Once the gaps are filled there, I'm working on Ash's Pokemon, then anime pokes belonging to other main cast members (Jessie, James, Brock, Misty, etc). Then it's main rivals. Then... you get the idea. The point is I've made a sort of prioritized system so that I'm not randomly passing out minor, single-episode anime characters when we still don't have like half the gym leaders.
TL;DR Net is making grabby hands for donation slots again if you're not using them. Let me know how many slots you'd like me to throw at you!
— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.
Question: How long is too long when it comes to spending time on finishing a difficult scene, passage, or chapter?