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HELLO FRIEND HUMANS, LET US DO THIS THING ONCE MORE. For the record, this episode's official title involves the phrase "I am Eros, and Eros is me?!" and that should be your fair warning for this series, I guess. (Q: How many times did I mix up Yuri and Yurio's names? A: DO NOT ASK ME ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.)

Oh, and because I apparently forgot to mention this: Yuri on Ice! Free and legal to stream online in subtitled form! It's on Crunchyroll, I don't know which licensing areas it covers but I can get it in the UK and I know some people are watching it that way in the US, apart from that I'm... Not sure I can help, sorry loves.

Previous yelling: episode one, episode two.

  • ~We were! Born to make historyyyyyyy!~

  • I like how Yurio's official title is "The Russian Punk." BLESS HIS SQUISHY LITTLE HEART

  • I cannot express how much I giggle at "I am Eros, and Eros is me?!" just because it reads as so confused to me.

  • Yuri is intimidated by the routine Victor's choreographed for Yurio, Victor is completely blasé, and Yurio is just grumpy and "Yeah, pretty much got it."

  • Yuko! She is a fan and I like her. Like, even Yurio cannot grump at her too hard.

  • "Choreography that Victor did for me alone..." Oh Yuri.

  • Victor: *sharp look at audience*
    Yuko: *COLLAPSES*

  • YURI NO

    Yuri declaring that Victor's skating is enough to make him pregnant.

  • YURI'S FACE WHEN HE'S WATCHING THIS CHOREOGRAPHY OMG

  • I was about to be like "I wonder why he has this conversation with Yuri and not Yurio" and then I remembered that Victor and Yuri have the same coach, so Victor probably knows exactly what level Yurio's at.

  • "You have the skill to win. Why can't you make it happen?"
    "Well that's probably because... I lack confidence..."
    "Right. My job is to make you feel confident in yourself."
    Somewhere, [personal profile] renay has just put her head in her hands because she has had this conversation with me before..

  • ONLY WITHOUT THE FLIRTING.

    I MEAN. I THINK.

  • A summary of episodes 2-3 but especially this bit *dying of blushing*:
    Victor: *FLIRTING INTENSIFIES, OH MY GOD, INTENSIFIES SO HARD*
    Yuri: O____________________________________O
    Yurio: !!!!! D:
    Victor: :D

  • "Think long and hard about what eros is to you." I'M NOT SURE IF THAT'S A SERIOUS INSTRUCTION OR ADDITIONAL HITTING ON YURI, I'M SERIOUSLY NOT.

  • THEY'RE SO EXCITED ABOUT YURI BEING MOTIVATED TO SKATE, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  • "I bet Victor hasn't thought much about it either."
    "Victor's a genius so he can get away with that."
    And the annoying part is that's probably true.

  • Good god that flexibility.

  • "This doesn't sound like you at all." IT'S SO TRUE. AND THEN.

  • How you know Nishigori(?) is a true friend: he's completely fine telling Yuri that he looks sexy in a video.

  • Ah! Yes! I knew that this came up somewhere, and it's apparently in episode three of the show itself – Yuri explicitly recognises that he can't just copy Victor, because he can't surpass him that way! I knew I'd seen this somewhere and couldn't think where. I like that Yuri recognises that it's an option that he has, maybe even one that would get him decent results! But he's refusing to take it, because he's not learning anything! I can respect that.

  • Yuri dies quietly in the background whenever someone brings up his dating history, bless him.

  • Wow, I think this is the first time we see Yurio actually struggling. Which is an interesting contrast to how he was when Victor first showed him the routine and he was like "Yeah, this is fine."

  • "Your greed is too obvious." I wonder if greed is the best translation here. I don't think that's wrong! I get what he means when he says that! It's just sometimes I wonder if there are nuances that I'm missing.

  • VICTOR IS SUCH A LITTLE SHIT, PASS IT ON.

  • (Hey, look, Yurio got over himself a little! He's sharing a bath and not being a shit about Yuri's presence!)

  • Yuri: I am an adult male of twenty-three. I could totally show mature sexiness if I wanted to.
    Victor: *strolls out naked and completely unconcerned about A N Y T H I N G*

  • Oh god, this bit. THIS FUCKING BIT. Like, when you can see Yuri's train of logic laid out like, his "Oh, THAT'S what eros is!" makes perfect sense. He goes "It's what causes you to lose the ability to make normal decisions" AND JUST BASED ON THAT, it is fine and sensible! It's just when you remember that this is supposed to be sexy that it's weird.

  • I WISH I COULD SAY THAT I HAVE NEVER LEAPT UP YELLING SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO THE CONVERSATION AT HAND. I REALLY FUCKING WISH.

  • EVERYONE ELSE STARES AT HIM LIKE HE'S CRAZY AND HE IS SO EMBARRASSED BY HIS LIFE.

  • THIS MUSIC, I LIKE IT.

  • YES, training montage! I love these! Especially because I like going "Actually Yuri is kinda buff compared to Yurio and maybe even Victor.")

  • (How many times do you think Yurio tries to make it a contest when they're training next to each other and Yuri hasn't got his glasses on so he can't see that's what's happening until Yurio flips out.)

  • I am trying to spot the difference between how Yuri performs it in training vs how he performs it in later, and I can see the difference between how Yuri does it and how Victor does it (Yuri flows more, Victor's... Sharper? Maybe?), but I don't think we see enough of it in order to get the differences.

  • I love how supportive the skating family are to both of them! GOOD JOB YOU GUYS! I'd say I hope they both appreciate it, but god knows they're both terrible at people and I'm pretty sure Yuri doesn't start appreciating people until AT LEAST episode six.

  • I really like the synchronised skating Yurio and Victor do, it's very aesthetically pleasing because they're both kinda spindly.

  • VICTOR IS THIS PART OF YOUR TOURISM THING. ARE YOU JUST TRYING TO LIVE OUT ALL OF THE TROPES. COME ON, LOVE, YOU CAN ADMIT IT.

  • Look at Yurio being cute and kinda having backstory.

  • Yurio: *has a brief, fleeting second of looking like an actual kid and I just want to squish him*

  • YOU ARE BOTH SUPREMELY LUCKY THAT YOU DIDN'T CATCH A COLD DOING THAT, OH MY GOD.

  • Based on what we see later of how Victor gets while drinking, I'm so sorry to everyone he was drinking with.

  • Yuri asking Yurio for help is kinda the best thing, because omg! Look! It's kinda like they're bonding, but through Yurio yelling and kinda trying to be helpful!

  • He looks like he's just rolled out of bed, it's great.

  • Victor: What were you practicing just now?
    Yuris: *SCATTER*

  • Man, Yurio looks JUST angelic enough that you can almost forget his shitty personality. ♥

  • "perform the eros of the pork cutlet bowl" oh my god what the fuck am I watching

  • "I had them send all the costumes I've ever worn in competition from Russia!" VICTOR OH MY GOD. PS YOU ARE PROBABLY TALLER THAN YURIO IS AND SLIGHTER THAN YURI AND PROM THE COMPETITION IS TOMORROW, Y'ALL ARE CUTTING IT A BIT FUCKING FINE. ... Holy shit that's a lot of boxes.

  • "There are lots of stupid looking ones." YES. THANK YOU. SOMEBODY SAID IT.

  • Yuri in raptures because he has probably seen every single one of these and can tell you exactly which contest and routine Victor wore them for. Probably even what score Victor got. *buries face in hands*

  • I REALLY LIKE THE CLIP THEY USE OF LONG HAIRED VICTOR DRIFTING ACROSS THE ICE.

  • You can practically see the lightbulb go off. But also! Look! This costume is, like, FORMATIVE in Yuri's memories, I am so pleased for him!

  • YURI NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO USE THAT. STOP PROMO-ING YOUR HOME. Also respect to the reporter for calling him on that.

  • Yurio: I'll kill him.
    Reporter: Yes! That's it! Thanks for giving us what we wanted to hear!

  • VICTOR PROMO-ING THE TOWN AS WELL BECAUSE A) HE IS VICTOR, B) HE LIKES THE PLACE, C) LOOK HOW GREAT HE IS AT AVOIDING TALKING ABOUT THINGS HE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT.

  • Victor forgot about the bet, omg. It's been like a week.

  • I like that they bothered to put in the warm-up sequences, because in the sports anime I've seen they usually skip over that? So it's a nice touch!

  • YURIO IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE COSTUME WHY ARE YOU WEARING IT OH MY GOD.

  • "You're gushing all kinds of fluids again." *CHOKES ON DRINK*

  • I'd have thought Yuri would have the home crowd advantage, but considering how many people are yelling at Yurio in Russian, I guess not?

  • Yuri, watching Yurio's perfomance: *gulp*

  • "No one can look away from this beautiful, ever-evolving monster!" WHAT A GREAT DESCRIPTION.

  • He is very swirly, it kinda makes me dizzy. But I like that he's doing so well when his internal monologue is very "Crap crap crap can't think can't this just end already, this is the most difficult thing I have ever done!"

  • He's so sure he can do better and Victor thinks it's the best he's done so far! D: D: D:

  • I like how Yuri can sincerely admire other skaters without negativity or envy. *wants to be more like this anxious panda*

  • Oh no, Yuri just remembered the stakes and now he's flipping out. ._. Just! Him there with his head in hands thinking "I want to win! I want to win!" over and over! And then his fucking face when Victor appears! D: EVERYTHING HURTS AND I AM DYING.

  • Whether you go with Crunchyroll's translation of "Please watch me!" or the translation notes version of "Please keep your eyes on me and only me": I AM DYING. WITH THE HUGGING. AND THE WANTING HIM TO PROMISE EVEN THOUGH VICTOR'S PROMISES HAVE BEEN REPEATEDLY SHOWN NOT TO BE WORTH ANYTHING. AND JUST! VICTOR NOT EVEN HESITATING BEFORE HE SAYS "OF COURSE." *RAPTOR SCREECH* The whole Thing with the katsudon, I am just – not touching that, okay, I'm not.

  • I really like this costume on Yuri. Yurio's just washes him out, but I think this one really suits Yuri's style.

  • YES, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HOW MUCH WORK MINAKO PUT INTO THIS.

  • "Who am I skating for?" *chokes*

  • The smile on his face when he looks at Victor! And Victor just whistling at it! *tiny raptor screech*

  • He looks so different when he gets going, I really love it. Like, when he's not being in his own way, and when you're not getting his internal monologue cataloguing all of the ways he's fucking it up or worrying – he is really fucking good. *heartclutches*

  • [personal profile] thebaconfat pointed out that Yuri needs to pretend so hard to be someone else to get through his routines and she's right and it breaks my heart a little! WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU, YURI, YOU DO THAT.

  • And Yurio watches this and is just like "Well. I see. *leaves*"

  • "Guys, it's not 'welcome back'" YES, YOU GET THIS.

  • I like how Victor goes straight from the hug and reassurance to like "Oh my god, we need to fix your work, what the fuck was that?"

  • THAT WAS THE CLOSEST THING TO YURIO BEING NICE THAT WE GET, THAT'S SO SWEET.

  • Yuri: *stutters*
    Victor: *wraps an around him*
    Yuri: *immediately more confident*
    Oh god, oh god, fan down, help.

  • I KNOW WHAT YURI'S CHARACTER ARC IS NOW SO IT IS KILLING ME HARDER, SOMEONE HELP.

  • Minako: *CRYING IN THE AUDIENCE*

  • (While writing this, I have successfully foisted the link for this show onto [personal profile] renay so if her twitter feed explodes, Y'ALL ARE FUCKING WELCOME! ♥)

  • Yurio, cat magnet is my favourite and I hope the fandom is on top of that.

  • "Who'd even be happy to see me naked on ice?" Oh my god, preview, what the fuck. What the fuck?

  • "At the very least, I would be." VICTOR WHAT THE FUCK. VICTOR. WHAT.

  • And next week, Yuri has to learn to like himself! I have mostly forgotten that episode because the tournaments start in episode five, but I remember that being the point where I was just like "Oh no, oh my poor squishy panda." I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.


ETA: NO. FRIEND HUMANS. I HAVE REMEMBERED WHAT IS IN EPISODE FOUR AND OH MY GOD HOW DID I FORGET THAT FOR EVEN A SECOND, OKAY, THIS IS GOING TO REQUIRE SO MUCH CAPSLOCK.

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Date: 2017-02-24 07:49 am (UTC)
rionaleonhart: okami: amaterasu is startled. (NOT SO FAST)
From: [personal profile] rionaleonhart
(How many times do you think Yurio tries to make it a contest when they're training next to each other and Yuri hasn't got his glasses on so he can't see that's what's happening until Yurio flips out.)

I know this entry is three months old, but I had to comment because this mental image makes me so happy. Poor Yuri would be so bewildered.

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