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Okay, so episode ten of Yuri On Ice is like, THE FIRE NATION ATTACK of this fucking show, and like the last three minutes of the episode have turned my understand of the show and what is going on completely on its head. Everything is awesome, I am so glad I watched that episode, I'm a little sad that I didn't go with my original plan of finishing the reaction shots before I caught up because now I am going to be trying to explain how I originally viewed a scene AND how I viewed it post Fire Nation Attack and ASSUME THAT I AM HERE WITH SWIRLY EYES because just the idea is confusing me.

Oh my sweet summer children, if you thought my usual reactions to this show were capslock-heavy, y'all ain't seen nothing yet. I was legit up till 3am on Wednesday capslocking on twitter.

THIS FUCKING SHOW PLAYED ME LIKE A GODDAMN VIOLIN AND IT WAS MASTERFUL AND I LOVE IT. *APPLAUDS* Like, I saw this beautiful thread and YES. Episode ten leans over your shoulder and goes "Hey, there were two stories here all along and you just missed it" and IT IS KILLING ME.

Episode One
  • HOW MUCH OF YURIO BEING YURIO IN THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES ARE BECAUSE HE GOT CRUSHED IN A DANCE OFF FOR VICTOR'S HONOUR, I MUST KNOW.

  • OKAY I have been assuming that this was after the banquet since episode ten, if it was before the banquet please disregard everything I say.

  • VICTOR SEES YURI LOOKING AT HIM AND LIGHTS UP, I THOUGHT THIS WAS JUST BECAUSE HE WAS A NICE PERSON AND THEN ACTUALLY

  • OKAY NO, HE IS, BUT

  • AND YURI JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH IT BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT HIS FIRST CONTACT WITH VICTOR TO BE WHEN HE HAS JUST BEEN CRUSHED AT HIS FIRST GRAND PRIX, BECAUSE HE DOESN'T REMEMBER *flips table*

  • AND VICTOR JUST WATCHES HIM GO LIKE HE'S GENUINELY SAD AND I THOUGHT IT WAS BECAUSE HE'D SEEN YURI SKATE AND THOUGHT HE WAS OKAY, OR BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVES VICTOR AND WHY DOES THIS PERSON NOT, BUT MOTHERFUCKING EPISODE TEN

  • (he thought maybe they'd made friends because Yuri pretty much declared his love and invited him to stay and they had a good time and then Yuri just blanks him completely aaaaaaa)

  • (Like, if this is BEFORE the banquet then Victor must have been so much more confused, because Yuri blanked him after the competition but then was all over him at the party? NOT KNOWING WHEN THE PARTY WAS IS THROWING OFF MY SENSE OF HOW CONFUSED VICTOR WAS.)

  • Okay, no, this is pretty much straight after the skating, right? Which means that it's before the banquet, which means that Victor is trying to be friendly, gets completely snubbed, and then the party! I want to know how aware of Yuri Victor was before that moment, because the way Yuri tells it they never interacted and senpai never noticed him... But also Victor could have sent up a flare and Yuri probably wouldn't have noticed over his own freaking out. The skaters are all friendly with each other! I just! Want to know!

  • *pauses in skipping through for bits to yell at to watch Victor and Yuri skating the same routine*

  • (I just want more scenes where they skate together, the show can stop depriving me at any time.)

  • Bless Victor not being sure what he wants to do next skating season.

  • *FLAILS ABOUT VICTOR WATCHING WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY YURI PUTTING HIS HEART ON A PLATE CONSIDERING, YOU KNOW, THE THING* Like, that expression makes so much more sense now.

  • SERIOUSLY VICTOR WHAT IS YOUR FACE DOING THERE, I AM GENUINELY NOT SURE. I CAN'T TELL IF YOU'RE ANGRY OR THOUGHTFUL OR SCHEMING OR ???????

  • ... MATE YOUR SON HAS BEEN OBSESSED WITH VICTOR SINCE HE WAS LIKE SEVEN HOW CAN YOU NOT IDENTIFY HIM ON SIGHT.

  • "Victor? Why are you here?" he says, not remembering that he was invited like a goddamn vampire.

  • THAT IS THE POSE AND TONE OF "FINALLY I AM FULFILLING OUR AGREEMENT!" AND THIS WHOLE THING MUST HAVE BEEN SO CONFUSING FOR HIM WHEN YURI IS LIKE "WHAT. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. WHAT." HOW DID VICTOR NOT FIGURE OUT THAT YURI DIDN'T REMEMBER?!


Episode Two
  • I think I just like the opening credits because you can appreciate how actually RIPPED all of these characters are when there's less froof on their clothes.

  • I still can't get over Yuri's mam just being like "Of course he's Vicchan!" like he's the dog.

  • "I still can't believe he's interested in me" YOU FOOL YOU UTTER GODDAMNED FOOL OH MY FUCKING GOD *POUNDS FIST AGAINST FLOOR*

  • "They're saying that when he saw the video of you skating his routine, he was struck with inspiration, and that's when he decided to be your coach." APPARENTLY THE LESSON IS THAT THE SHOW CAN HAVE UNINTENTIONALLY UNRELIABLE NARRATORS JUST TO FUCK WITH US. Like, I know at some point Yuri goes "How could I have inspired him while doing his own routine" and the fandom was right there with him, and then! It turns out! That isn't NECESSARILY why he did it! [personal profile] squeemu pointed out that Victor came over because he was surprised and he LOVES being surprised and surprising people, and I just! When you have a crush on someone you haven't seen in a year, I guess a video of them doing your routine is like sending up a flare of "Maybe they DO still like me!" *flails* I want my smart people to post smart things about this show so I can point at how great they are!

  • "As your coach" yeah, sure, Victor.

  • "Or I can never coach you" he says like a threat that would be effective, which it would be if Yuri had asked for coaching OH FUCKING WAIT

  • SO MUCH OF WHAT VICTOR DOES AND SAYS MAKES MORE SENSE NOW WE KNOW THAT YURI ASKED FOR THIS HELL.

  • (He is still fucking harsh, oh my god.)
  • I can't get over this, I'm sorry, I think the impression we got was that the first time Yuri spoke to Victor was at the banquest when he was drunk enough for confidence and not giving a fuck what people thought, and watching this and seeing Victor meet Yuri at his lowest is just afoIYWEGBFF2RB4O89GTORGBFLSIFbfshbsb blf HE MUST BE SO CONFUSED. AND HE CAN'T ADMIT IT. BUT EVERYTHING HE IS DOING MAKES SENSE FOR HOW YOU ACT WITH SOMEONE YOU FANCY WHO YOU KNOW LIKES YOU TOO RATHER THAN SOMEONE WHO YOU ARE SPEAKING TO FOR THE FIRST TIME. Okay, like, maybe it's a bit too forward? But wanting to sleep in the same room as someone who was like "We're friends now! Best friends!" and had no shame or boundaries the last time you saw them... Isn't as weird.

  • HOW DOES NO ONE MENTION THE FUCKING BANQUET I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW YURI NEVER FOUND OUT ABOUT IT

  • "You look anxious!" *compares/contrasts to episode ten Yuri, drinks*

  • *continues to punch the floor because Victor flirting like a bastard and I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST A MERCURIAL WEIRDO AND HE KINDA IS BUT ALSO*

  • "What? Why are you running away?" he asks, because that is mild compared to the shit Yuri pulled. PS headcanon accepted re Yuri doing the lip-touch first.

  • *puts this post here, walks away*

  • *CHOKES ON DRINK*



    DOES IT GET BETTER OR WORSE WITH CONTEXT

  • Okay, now I am picturing the first time Victor and Yuri share a room, even platonically? And Yuri just quietly having a meltdown in the corner.

  • The internet totally reckons that Victor cried himself to sleep, btw, but I am too distracted by a) shirtless, b) Makkachin as a teddy bear, and c) bless him with his phone plugged in on the bed.

  • I just love Victor in his baggy clothes swanning around and introducing himself to all of Yuri's friends.

  • SEE! HOW DID HE INSPIRE VICTOR, IT'S A QUESTION HE ASKS AND THERE'S THE ANSWER.

  • Minako is great, I will fight everyone.

  • Victor: *tries to talk about his and Yuri's dating histories*
    Yuri: *FLEES*

    I'm not sure if he's disappointed because he doesn't get Yuri's history or because Yuri doesn't want his.

  • VICTOR WASN'T SURE WHAT HE WAS DOING NEXT SEASON AND THEN YURI

  • ... Look, I'd stop making this more general if I didn't really like Victor doing the Eros routine.

  • DID YOU REALLY FORGET VICTOR

    DID YOU REALLY

    (He totally probably did.)

  • Like, at that moment, how much was he considering just going, because Yuri was being weird and acting like he didn't like him! And then he has his idea!

  • "Great! I love that kind of thing!" AND HE DOES, WHICH YURIO KNOWS BECAUSE HE ALREADY LOST VICTOR ONCE IN A DANCE OFF AND IT IS CLEARLY BINDING. HOW MUCH OF LOSING VICTOR IN A DANCE-OFF PROMPTED THOSE TERMS, YURIO. HOW MUCH.

  • He is so chill in the background like "It's so nice that my boyfriend and idiot son are getting along! <3"

  • (Does Minako own a bar? This is the impression I'm getting.)

  • And Victor GOES LOOKING FOR HIM. Like, doesn't wait for him to come back, actually goes out into the night looking for him.

  • OKAY BUT VICTOR TALKING TO HIS CRUSH'S FRIENDS TO FIND OUT ABOUT HIS CRUSH. VICTOR GETTING MORE INFORMATION FROM HIS CRUSH'S FRIENDS THAN HE EVER MANAGED FROM HIS CRUSH.

  • "Skating aside, he's not very good at putting himself out there" Completely contrary to how Victor and Yuri met! The moment of "Oh! Most people don't know the Yuri I met! Which makes his next line ("So, a magic spell to change the little piggy into a prince") a) still mean, and b) more understandable!

  • Does he touch his lips whenever he's pondering, or just when he's pondering about Yuri in particular?

  • Yurio: YES, I will TOTALLY skate to the song about erotic love!
    [twitter.com profile] readingtheend, probably: YOU ARE A CHILD AND THAT IS INAPPOPRIATE.

  • OKAY, BUT VICTOR, HOW MUCH OF THIS CHOICE IS ABOUT YOUR CRUSH.

  • Like, I love this thread and was convinced that it had a thing specifically discussing how Victor choreographed Eros for Yuri (probably based on the happenings of episode ten's flashback! Because he knows Yuri can do it! Maybe even because he wants to see Yuri like that again!) and how that is the one Yuri can master. Not the one about himself, not the one that he designed for himself (and to challenge himself!), but the one that Victor constructed and let loose as a command of "Seduce me."

    ... The thread has very little about that and I have no idea where else I could have gotten this discussion from.

  • "You have to do the opposite of what people expect" IS ALL OF THIS CONTRARY TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS, VICTOR

    IS IT

  • Someone has pointed out that if you know what happened at the banquet, Yurio being a little shit CAN read as being protective and wanting to drag Victor away from this guy who's going to wreck his career and also isn't appreciating him. MAKE OF THAT WHAT YOU WILL, it is an intepretation that I can grok considering Yurio is bad at expressing feelings in any way but rage.

  • VICTOR'S FACE WHEN YURI TELLS HIM WHAT HE WANTS IF HE WINS, LIKE, "THERE IS HOPE!" OH MY GOD YOU FUCKING NERDS *covers face with hands, dies quietly*


Episode Three
  • OKAY, I think once I've done this one I'm up-to-date with where I got to last time, which means that I am totes ready to go back to doing this properly and reacting to episodes in order! I may need to just make an additional section at the end just like "ONLY READ THIS IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE FIRE NATION ATTACK AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON."

  • *CONTINUES YELLING ABOUT THE SHIRTS IN THE OPENING SEQUENCE*

  • (NO SERIOUSLY YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW HAPPY I AM TO JUST LOOP THE OPENING, GUYS.)
  • I can't imagine knowing that you can do someone's routine as well as they can (or better). It must be really weird. ... And then really gratifying when they surpass you and/or make it their own!

  • I really hope that all of the analysis the internet is going to do of the routine Victor does for Yuri also goes into the routine for Yurio, because if everyone's going "Victor wants Yuri to relax and be sensual and surprise people" I also want to talk about "Victor wants Yurio to stopl being a little shit and have some uncomplicated feelings." ... OMG IS OTABEK GOING TO HELP YURIO CRACK AGAPE, IS THAT WHAT THIS IS GOING TO BE?????

  • I can't tell if Victor is asking "Do you think this routine is good?" or "What do you think of me skating this routine?"

  • "No one in the whole wide world knows your true eros, Yuri. It may be an alluring side of you that you yourself are unaware of."

  • *FLIPS A TABLE*

  • *FLIPS THE SOFA*

  • *FLIPS THE FUCKING HOUSE FOSIUDGHLSKLJFBGODUVGSDBVLNSDKVS*

  • OH MY GOD VICTOR HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW HE DIDN'T REMEMBER, WHEN YOU SAY SHIT LIKE THIS, COME ON VICTOR STOP TORMENTING ME LIKE THIS

  • "Can you show me what it is soon?" *PUNCHES A FUCKING BEAR*

  • I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH THAT ENTIRE SEGMENT MAKES ME KEYSMASH NOW OMG GUYS

  • ... Seriously, what language are they speaking here, because I am very keep on Victor yelling things in English, but I don't know if everyone is trilingual or bilingual or what.

  • Victor why do you have no shame are you allergic to common sense and not putting nudes online.

  • My corner of the internet: Man, it is so nice that Victor just rolls with Yuri going "Eros is... Katsudon?" and doesn't laugh at him too much and is really nice about it?
    A different corner of the internet that may be raising a valid point: Did anyone else notice that Victor, the only person willing to remember sexy!Yuri, heard the katsudon thing and then goes out drinking till dawn?

  • (It is not as immediate as that makes it sound but still.)

  • I do like Victor when he's all scruffy, it makes me happy.

  • I really want the fic where Victor ends up wearing Yuri's clothes a lot, seeing as this entire series involves Yuri wearing Victor's old clothes in public. GUYS I NEED IT, HAS SOMEONE WRITTEN THAT, I KNOW THAT THE CREATOR DID THAT ART. (I can't get over how weird Yuri's suit looks on Victor, but I cannot work out why.)

  • I've just realised that Yuko is shorter than Yurio, she must be TINY.

  • Yuri clutching his face to muffle the noise when Victor says it's time: I KNOW THIS FEEL, I KNOW THIS MOTION.

  • I CANNOT EVEN GUESS WHAT IS GOING THROUGH VICTOR'S HEAD AT THIS POINT, I JUST CAN'T. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING HOW FROM HIS POV YURI HAS BEEN HOT AND COLD FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE ACQUAINTANCE.

  • I've just noticed Minako's fucking determined "I will cut a guy" face when Yuri skates out.

  • I CANNOT GET OVER THE WHISTLE WHEN YURI LOOKS AT VICTOR DURING THE ROUTINE, I JUST CAN'T.

  • "You're known for your step sequences and spins" it is so odd to think that Yuri is known for specifically being skilled at certain things, when if you listen to Yuri he is known for failing out in flames. REMINDER TO FELLOW ANXIOUS CREATIVES: STOP TALKING SMACK ABOUT YOURSELVES.

  • *is still giggling over Victor's reaction to the routine*

  • I LOVE YURIO SAYING THANKS AND GOODBYE, HE IS SO APPRECIATIVE AND GROUCHY ABOUT IT AT THE SAME TIME.

  • I wonder how gratifying it is when Yuri stop stuttering and flailing the minute Victor puts his arm around him.

  • ... I wonder how gratifying it is when people support me and I stop freaking out and fake like I'm capable.

  • .........................

  • I guess that's enough introspection and self-doubt, back to work!

  • Holy shit, a moment on the mic where Yuri wasn't terrible and appreciated the people who supported him, MARK THIS DAY ON YOUR CALENDARS.


OKAY, I am now up-to-date with my post-Fire Nation screaming, now to get back to doing the rest of the series properly. I've got this.

*falls over wailing gently*

*does not have this*

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