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5 Reasons to watch "Yuri!!! on Ice"

I'm sure you heard about this huge hype going on about "Yuri!!! on Ice", this (b)romantic ice figure skating anime. Looks just like "Free!", only the pool is frozen, right? Well, not exactly...

[5 Reasons to watch YOI]

5) The characters are pure gold.
Yuri Katsuki is a professional ice figure skater who messed up in a competition after the death of his beloved pet dog. He also struggles with anxiety (which is portrayed very realistically in every episode). But things change when his idol, Viktor Nikiforov, turns up in Japan and announces to become his coach...
Everyone, not only the main characters, has their own style, backstory, personality, flaws, strengths and weaknesses. Yes, they all compete against each other, but they are also a big group of friends that support one another. (Almost) all of them are adults and thus behave like adults (most of the time, anyways). They talk about their problems, play fair and don't make a fuss about everything. I also noticed that there are surprisingly many and well-written female characters in the cast.

4) The producers know what they are doing.
Yes, you can actually learn a thing or two about ice figure skating here. The choreographies and outfits were designed by professionals, so it's all "real". Which is why many ice figure skaters watch Yuri!!! on Ice and like it. Some of the characters are even based on real life figure skaters.
Yuzuru Hanyu

3) The animation is simply beautiful.
I usually don't care a lot about the animation as long as I like the story, but if the animation is beautiful, I won't complain either. So that's a big plus here.

2) One word: Vikturi.
Usually, (b)romantic animes with pretty, bishie-type protagonists are either yaoi or they include only fanservice without anything really going on (which I personally find frustrating as hell). YOI is neither. There is definitely something going on between Yuri and Viktor (yes, they are in love) but that alone doesn't classify the whole anime as yaoi. There's real chemistry, subtext and lots of hugging instead of smooching, porn scenes and plain, corny love confessions. It's much more subtile. And even though I'm a fujoshi and I love yaoi and shonen ai, I found it very refreshing to watch a love story unfold to casually between these two. Yuri!!! on Ice is a sports anime first, and a love story second. That in itself isn't unusual for a sports anime (there's always kind of a love story, right?), but the fact that it's a gay relationship makes YOI so special. Some even call it revolutionary.

1) Overall, it just makes you happy!
Yes, serious issues play a role in Yuri!!! on Ice, mainly the pressure of the competition, the different struggles of the competitors and Yuri's anxiety. Of course, the relationship between Yuri and Viktor isn't always perfect, either. It's not just sunshine and rainbows. But nevertheless, I've never watched such an uplifting anime. It has lots of inspirational, funny and happy moments, without being silly or childish. Seeing the main characters grow and get up every time they fall down is so motivating. And the opening song is so joyful you can't stop replaying it. Overall, Yuri!!! on Ice just makes you happy, and that alone makes it re-watchable.

8 Reasons to look forward to FAKE BSP 7 & 8

Yes, apparently Back Stage Pass 7 and 8 are out!! More FAKE doujinshis! Yay!! *O*
I couldn't get my impatient fangirl paws on the copies (or the scans) yet, but at least I found a few pages that look verrrry interesting...

[Not safe for work]8 Reasons to look forward to the new doujinshis:

#8 Dee and Ryo as waiters OMG

#7 Blushing, insecure Dee is sooo cute :3
Blushing Dee

#6 ...but Dee in Badass-Here-I-come-Seme-mode is hot, too

#5 The cover is KAWAII <33

#4 Shower sex, yesssss!
Shower Sex

#3 Light bondage!?!! (If you look closely, Ryo's hands are tied *-* )

#2 Three words: Dee - In - Glasses

#1 THIS.

Backstage Pass 8!?

A few hours ago, East End Club posted this link on Facebook:
(scroll down to see the front page of Backstage Pass 8!)

I think I kinda lost track of how many Backstage Passes and Sidestories there are... :'D

Oh, merry christmas, by the way! :)


JJ's House

I was just looking for some nice new dancing shoes when I stumbled upon something worth sharing.

So apparently there's a website called JJ's House.
Apparently, this website is selling shoes.
Fancy shoes.
And really fancy dresses.

Guys, I'm dying. This is too hilarious!

#100 Things That Make Me Happy

So apparently there's a tag floating around the internet and when you're tagged, you need to write down 100 things that make you happy. I wasn't tagged but I decided to play along anyways! We need to focus more on the positive things in life, right? :D
So without further ado...

[100 Things That Make Me Happy]
My Boyfriend
My Family
My Best Friends
Standard Dancing
Latin Dancing
Purring Cats
Duck Couples
Clumsy Penguins
Untouched Nature
Awesome Action Movie Scenes
Awesome Soft Porn Scenes
Porn in general
Awesome Fandoms (FAKE, Harry Potter, Avatar, ...)
Perfectly Fitting Bras
Matching Underwear
Freshly shaved legs
Good hair days
Tight, Never Ending Hugs
Sex (duh)
Eskimo Kisses
Kisses in general
Perfect Nail Polish
Making Lists
Summer Heat
Wearing Pretty Clothes
Riding my bicycle down a hill at full speed
A Perfectly Round, Golden Pancake
Anything with Cinnamon
Christmas Sweets
Wrapping Presents
Unwrapping Presents
Gay Pride Parades
Travelling And Exploring
Laughing about dumb jokes
Talking All Night
Driving at full speed on an empty highway
Costume Partys
Vanilla Scent
Apple Pie
Christmas Spirit
The First Snow Of The Year
The First Glimpse of the Ocean when walking down a Beach
Being Completely Engulfed By A Book
Being „in the flow“ while writing
Asian Food
Mediterranean Food
Walking Barefoot
Running and chasing each other like children
Snowball Fights
Waking up in his arms
Editing a really good video
Loud Music
Childhood Memories
Funny Old Photos
Old Toys
New Toys *wink*
Going To The Cinema
Sleeping in
Having cleaned and tidied up my room (not the process of doing it)
Being Early For Work
Unexpectantly getting to leave a few hours early
Nice Customers
Lazy Sundays
Really thick, warm socks
Sleeping Naked
The First Flowers In Spring
Making People Laugh
Being on the same wave length with someone
Projects that I put all my heart into
Learning something new
The smell of sunscreen
Feeling inspired
Finding the perfect pair of shoes
The Full Moon
Good Parodies
Being alone at home every once in a while
Freshly brewed tea
Getting Rid Of Old Stuff
Taking A Really Good Selfie
Playing The Sims
Lighting Candles
The internet and all the oppertunities it offers us
My internet friends!

And I tag... Everyone! Because it's fun and I think every person should have such a list! :D


FAKE Backstage Pass 6

First of all, thanks a bunch to totally4ryo for uploading the manga scans for us! Let's all bow down to her! *bows*

I put the scans on my fanpage so you can also enjoy them there, especially if you can't / don't want to download them: http://all-about-fake.jimdo.com/doujinshis-18/

Have fun! ;)

You're Gonna Love This: FAKE On Crack



[THIS.]Backstage Pass 6


Merry Christmas

Merry christmas everyone! :D badly_knitted, thanks a lot for your lovely christmas card.
And look everyone, my crazy / awesome sister drew me a FAKE pic again as a christmas present:

I just love that girl. At least most of the time :D

Thoughts On FAKE #2

Long time no see!
It's been a while since I've been active here, so without further babbling, here's my next installment of "Things I noticed about FAKE that I thought would maybe be interesting for other obsessed fangirls". Or the short title:

[Thoughts On FAKE #2]I love how the story reverses so many clichees that you find in other stories. For example, gay characters (especially couples) ALWAYS seem to get the short end of the stick in any other story. And they often die tragically. The same goes for other minorities like mixed race couples or characters who are anything else but white. In contrast, the white characters are the main heroes and the most important couples who, of course, get a happy ending.
But not here!

Gay couple: Happy ending
Can I kiss youMixed race couple: Happy ending
GrinWhite straight couple: Unrequited love (not counting LLL)
Alicia with gunWhite straight couple: Tragic love story

It's so ironic, I'm wondering if Sanami Matoh did it on purpose.