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NO ONE TELL [twitter.com profile] readingtheend THAT I STARTED THIS POST AT 3:40 IN THE MORNING BECAUSE SHE WILL FUCKING HAVE ME.

Episode six: the episode where every commentary I see is "So, this is the point in-universe where everyone was assumed they bone, right?" Also, this episode introduces FUCKING CHRIS and I am so fliayskfbhlakfsn over FUCKING CHRIS. Not as much as I am over FUCKING JJ, but fairly.

Links: Link to watch Yuri On Ice on Crunchyroll
Lost in translation post where someone highlighted mistakes in the subs.
My reaction thread on twitter.
Dreamwidth posts: First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again. Episode four, episode five.


  • Maccachin apparently has a very squooshable face and I appreciate this knowledge.

  • "Don’t you dare steal any steamed buns!" ... Oh god, they even fucking warned us before episode eight and none of us listened.

  • Victor forgetting what it's like to not be rich is almost precious and mainly facepalm worthy.

  • Yurio looks SO DISAPPOINTED that he didn't place gold, and I don't know if that's just in general or because FUCKING JJ.

  • "Japan's late bloomer" RUDE, GUYS, FUCKING RUDE.

  • Victor has the attention span of a small child, bless his heart, which is weird because he's usually really focused in interviews. At least when he's doing the facing for Yuri.

  • YAKOV STOP BEING A HORRIBLE PERSON TO VICTOR. THAT IS REALLY CRUEL.

  • Jesus, Victor, how hungry are you. ... And yeah, actually, I can understand Yuri not wanting to risk anything the day before a competition.

  • "What will people say if I lose after all that?" Oh Yuri, you didn't mean to say all of that, did you?

  • Phichit! HI! I am in awe of your casual steam-rolling skills, that's some good getting people together you do there. Especially because you bringing Celestino here is probably going to save Yuri from akwardly avoiding him for the rest of the competition, good job.

  • ... Is he wiggling food at Ciao Ciao like a six year old after he said he didn't like it?

  • Guang-hong is a baby! As is Leo, actually, but it is really nice to see them being friends now I'm thinking about it.

  • "But I don't like hot pot..."
    "Victor will be there."
    "I'll go!"
    "Right?!"
    OKAY, WILL THE SKATER WHO DOESN'T HAVE A LOW-KEY CRUSH ON VICTOR PLEASE STAND UP. ANYONE. ANYONE AT ALL.

  • And Georgi is there in the background essentially going "Aw, bless their hearts."

  • Oh god, all of the coaches are drunk. O_o VICTOR WHERE ARE YOUR CLOTHES. CELESTINO DO YOU NEED AN AMBULANCE. OH MY GOD YOU GUYS.

  • "Celestino, keep it together!" Phichit yells, then IMMEDIATELY TAKES A PHOTO.

  • Yuri is... Surprisingly chill considering he's got Victor hanging off him mostly naked – no, wait, there he goes. Nothing "mostly" about it after all.

  • "Is it okay to post this online?"
    "Don't. Restrain yourself."
    [THE NEXT DAY]
    "Hey, did you see the photo Phichit upped?"

  • V-Victor omg. Why are you giving the camera bedroom eyes. What is your life.

  • (Our lady of retranslation translates Phichit's "I couldn't stop myself sharing it online" as "My internet thirst was too great" and I LOVE THAT.) Especially because Leo and Guang-Hong are there like WE RESISTED, WHY COULDN'T YOU.

  • "Now they'll think I was fooling around before the competition" Which they? DOES IT MATTER.

  • Chris: *says hi by GRABBING YURI'S ARSE* Why didn't you invite me?

  • "Guess your master's giving you very thorough training" *CHOKES*

  • EVERYONE IS VERY CHILL ABOUT CHRIS GRABBING YURI'S ARSE AND LOW-KEY FLIRTING. EVEN YURI, MASTER OF THE ZERO CHILL.

  • "I'm not motivated with you!" Chris says GRABBING VICTOR'S TIE. And Phichit is there in the background taking 100000 pictures while the kids are like "Um! What! Um!"

  • "Yuri, the sin of keeping Victor to yourself is grave." And thus we see Yuri's attitude for the next two episodes minimum start to take shape.

  • EVERYONE IS TELLING VICTOR TO QUITE COACHING YURI WHILE YURI IS RIGHT FUCKING THERE WHAT THE FUCK YOU GUYS, WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.

  • "You know it won't last, don't you feel sorry for him?" says the girl in the background, TO VICTOR'S FACE and the fact that Victor is still smiling is just ljfbsdlhdfslk ARE YOU TOO WELL-MANNERED TO CRUSH THEM?! YOU'VE NEVER BEEN SHY BEFORE.

  • PHICHIT! GO ON MY SON! AND EVERYONE BELUEVES IN YOU.

  • Oh, I forget that there've already been most of the other rounds. It's a nice change – if this was a more traditional sports anime, instead of one focused exclusively on Yuri, we'd have wandered off to the other rounds for WHOLE EPISODES instead of just getting a two minute gloss at the start.

  • "Write a new chapter for skating in South East Asia." NO PRESSURE.

  • "Shall we skate?" sounds like that the pop version of that one song from The King and I, which I assume is intentional? One of the creators wrote a summary of this film, which is fictional TO BE CLEAR, but also it HAS SOMEONE FROM MANCHESTER AS THE LEAD, GO ON MY SON. ... It sounds absolutely bonkers. Absolutely.

  • I am so glad Phichit is getting to skate to something that he's been dreaming about, that's really nice for him! And Yuri realising that Phichit is giving it everything he's got should be good for him, right?

  • "I'll overwrite that history!" I like how Phichit just doesn't think small, AT ALL.

  • Oh, Phichit, are you okay! But everyone is so stoked for him even though he fell! That's a relief. *cheering for Phichit intensifies*

  • PHICHIT LOOKS SO HAPPY AND YURI IS SO HAPPY FOR HIM AND GUANG-HONG LOOKS INTIMIDATED AS FUCK.

  • Phichit making a heart at the camera gives me life.

  • You CAN do this, go for it Guang-Hong!

  • I am entertained by Minako having so many flags and banners on her. Also by the fact that Phichit can tell from the cheering that Guang-Hong made his jump.

  • "People who want to see Victor will never be satisfied with my skating. The people who are cheering for me would never be satisfied with the old me either. If that's the case, I want to be hated as the man who took Victor from the whole world!" HE IS SO CALM AND DETERMINED ABOUT THIS AND HE HAS ZERO FUCKING CHILL AND I AM SO FUCKING HERE FOR THAT, OH MY GOD.

  • And Chris is just there like "... Is he okay?"

  • "I've never seen Yuri like this." Me: *sits back with a drink to just watch this go*

  • (Is it just me, or does his voice sound deeper than usual on that line? Because I am okay with that.)

  • Yurio, why are you sitting all the way back there?!

  • VICTOR STROKING YURI'S HAND. YURI SHIFTING THEIR GRIP SO THEY'VE GOT THEIR FINGERS INTERLACED. THE INTENSE "DON'T EVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF ME." I AM DYING.

  • (Me: I am an adult who doesn't need to hit capslock every five minutes in a reaction shot.
    Also me: I am a liar and I don't know why I keep telling myself these things.

  • "He's far too different today," Victor says, touching his forehead where they were pressed together. "What's flipped his switch?" HAHAHA, OH BLESS YOUR HEART VICTOR HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW, DID YOU MISS LITERALLY EVERYONE SAYING THAT HE WAS A WASTE OF YOUR TIME.

  • "Maybe living with his coach, Victor, has changed things for him mentally." *sideeyes that commentator because is he suggesting what I think he's suggesting because speculating on people's love lives while they're working is RUDE*

  • "They can laugh at me all they want. They can think it's not like me. But everyone really wants to know the new me, don't they?" YES, GO YURI, YOU DON'T NEED TO GIVE THAT FUCK. COME ON LAD.

  • Everyone watching him so intently makes me happy. Especially the sheer amount of rage on Yurio's face when he's watching it.

  • I AM SO WORRIED – HE DID IT, HE LANDED THE SALCHOW, HE NEVER LANDS THE SALCHOW, COME ON MY LAD!

  • See, whether you go with the official translation of "I am the only one who can satisfy Victor" or Our Lady of Retranslation's "Victor can only be satisfied by me" (which I think have different emphases, argue amongst yourselves in the comments.), that is still a change in attitude and confidence for Yuri and I am here for it.

  • EVERYONE IS SHOCKED, LITERALLY EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER SKATED AGAINST HIM! AND EVERYONE (EVEN FUCKING VICTOR) IS SO STOKED FOR HIM, AND LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE FLOWERS HITTING THE ICE FOR HIM AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  • ... Look how far away the audience is from the ice, whoever is throwing those flowers has a good arm. Also I found out that they have like ball girls in tennis, who go out and collect all of the flowers that get thrown, which is a nice thing that I didn't know.

  • Victor is so flummoxed that he can't even remember where the exit to the rink is.

  • Victor: *looks so proud!*
    Yuri: *looks so nervous, still, like he doesn't know he just crushed it*

  • Victor: *bedroom eyes* Yuri, did it feel that good?
    Yuri: Well, I was just hoping that everyone else felt good watching me.

  • Victor: *IS SO HYPE ABOUT YURI'S SCORE*
    Yuri: *leans in to make sure he's reading that right because he doesn't have his glasses and obviously he's misread it*

  • "Of course they'd feel good watching that." *chokes*

  • Phichit is consistently proud of Yuri! And Yuri is consistently like "?!?!?!?!?! I don't understand what just happened."

  • OH FUCK OF GEORGI WITH YOUR GODDAMN CREEPING ON YOUR EX, FUCKING STOP THAT. MILA AND HER FRIEND HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA IN LAUGHING AT YOUR RIDICULOUSNESS.

  • Like, I am fine with your emotions and putting your heart into your work, but this is... Kinda creepy? It's like the high-octane version of creepy that goes with "Oh Cecilia" or "Somebody that I used to know". LET HER GO. DON'T SKATE ROUTINES ABOUT HOW YOU'RE GOING TO SAVE HER FROM THAT RELATIONSHIP SHE'S PROBABLY HAPPY IN. STOP THAT.

  • Like, without his internal monologue it would probably be fine and maybe look therapeutic! But WITH his internal monologue I'm just like "Georgi, go home and think about what you've done."

  • .... I bet [twitter.com profile] readingtheend likes him, not because I think she likes creepers, but because every time I'm like "THIS CHARACTER NEEDS TO GO HOME AND LEVEL UP IN BEING A FUNCTIONAL HUMAN" it turns out I'm trash-talking her fave.

  • He wants her to beg his forgiveness! That's weird and wrong!

  • See, all of the skaters seem to have something that will tie in to Yuri and Victor, and I don't know... What this is supposed to tie-in with. Except the "Victor as obstacle" thing, or maybe the SUPER CREEPY dark mirror of how possessive Yuri and Victor are over each other's skills and attention? I don’t know.

  • ... Yakov, did you just say "Now the world will see you as you are" to Georgi straight creeping, because I don't think we WANT the world to see him as he is for that one.

  • "His ex is also competing in the cup of China."
    "Seriously? That's gotta suck."
    THAT is how creepy you are Georgi, fucking Yurio is expressing sympathy for your ex.

  • Leo choreographed his own routine! Bless him! And he likes the song, so he's just skating to how he sees it, that's so nice and straightforward! Especially as his motivation is just "filling the world with things he likes."

  • HE FOUND COURAGE IN HIMSELF BECAUSE OF MUSIC, BLESS HIS HEART.

  • His routine looks a lot simpler than the others, and I think that might just be because he's not put a whole bunch of jumps in? It's a nice variation.

  • Phichit freaking out because everyone's beating him on this part. DON'T WORRY SWEETIE, I BELIEVE IN YOU, YOU CAN DO IT!

  • ... Seriously, Minako, do you literally have every flag stuffed under your chair?!

  • Oh god,FUCKING CHRIS.

  • "I thought it would be a boring season without Victor, but I don't want to lose to you, Yuri." GOOD. I HOPE HE CRUSHES YOU AT YOUR BEST.

  • He has LUDICROUS eyelashes, what is going on with those.

  • "Mature eros is my specialty." IS THOUGH, CHRIS, IS IT?

  • He is so chill about fucking up, which is a nice change to pretty much everyone else.

  • I have three questions: 1) How long has Victor been standing like that? 2) How long did it take Yuri to notice? 3) Did he react in ANY WAY?

    Victor and Yuri watching another skater's performance with Phichit and Guang-Hong, Victor with his arms around Yuri.

  • I think Chris is probably the only skater outside of Yuri and Yurio that Victor really interacts with or has opinions on? I guess because they're the old men of the competition so he's seen them around forever?

  • (*remembers Chris and Victor in episode ten and just – leaves*)

  • I like Victor explaining Chris' usual technique and what is going on here.

  • "Yuri, your innocent sex appeal is a violent force. I'm the only one in the world who can win against that." OH MY GOD CHRIS WHAT ARE YOU DOING, STOP GRABBING YOUR ARSE AT PEOPLE THAT'S NOT DECENT.

  • ... Curse of the pause button brought me Chris making a suspiciously orgasmic face while talking about how he won't be able to "settle down" until he beats Yuri and I am not screencapping that! I do not want that on my harddrive! It's at 20:07, get it yourself!

  • "I think I'm gonna come" OH MY GOD CHRIS STOP THAT YOU ARE IN PUBLIC AND ON ICE AND NOT WEARING ENOUGH CLOTHES AND THAT IS NOT COOL FUCKING STOP THAT.<./li>
  • Minako, swooning in the crowd: He's a weapon of mass sex appeal!

  • ... I don't feel like Guang-Hong should have been allowed to watch parts of that. I think he needs better adults.

  • "I guess today's sex appeal award goes to Chris," Yuri says, while Victor pats him sympathetically.

  • "The ice looks soaking wet." SON. PHICHIT. DID YOU REALLY JUST SAY THAT.

  • "Huh? Then am I..." YURI'S IN FIRST! YES! GO ON MY LAD, YOU DID IT YOU DID! JUST DON'T FREAK OUT AND DIE, OKAY?

  • Yakov: I'm not going to lose to a third-rate coach!
    FIRST OF ALL, HOW DARE YOU. Second of all! It's not a compeition of coaching skill! Third of all! Victor is still not competing! Stop disregarding Yuri!

  • Even his mum knows how this is going to go, bless him.

  • He did not have an answer prepared for that, you can tell by how gung-ho he was when he delivered it.

  • "Hey, listen! My Yuri's in first going into the free skate!"
    "Victor!"
    "He scored a personal best after a flawless performance!"
    "Come on!"
    "... Pressure?"
    "NOOOOOOOOOO!
    VICTOR IS SO PROUD OF YURI AND YURI IS SO EMBARRASSED, I CANNOT DEAL, OKAY, I AM DEAD.