And we’re doing the final episode!! I’m crying over it once again and I’m fine with that.
She was surprised to see Viktor crying.
Very excited by the “selfish” comment, either she agrees or just wants to see Yuuri fired up.
“That man is speaking French!” (When Stéphane Lambiel has his cameo. She got very excited when I told her who it was! She followed real world skating a few years ago enough to recognize him.)
“I’m glad his girlfriend loves himself anyway” (about JJ. She definitely came to like him by the end!)
She keyed on to the fact the skaters go in reverse order.
“YOUNG CELESTINO LOOKS LIKE TRENT CRIMM, THE INDEPENDENT” (She’s right. I can’t unsee it now.)
She gasped when Phichit touched down.
“Who’s that?” (When Seung-Gil comes back. Followed by “there’s too many characters!”)
She thinks Phichit’s dream is really cute!! She loves him, and the fact his program seemed to have little nods to his culture.
Re:Viktuuri tensions: “Why are you guys being so weird?”
At Yuuri’s speech: “What is this behavior?”
She GASPED at Viktor’s provocation about the lack of gold, then said “nice.” She’s having fun.
At the start of the program: “Oh, now he gets shitty animation! They must have really run out of money.”
“Oh, so he’s gotta be perfect because he wants Viktor to continue to skate.”
She laughed with delight when Yuuri nailed the quad flip! And just amusement at his victory pose.
She laughed at Viktor’s “ultimate diss” comment. She thought it was hilarious he got so worked up at his student and friend winning.
She thinks Chris’s deep voice combined with his baby face is ridiculous.
“God I hate that costume.”
CACKLING at Minako’s blushing at Chris.
She was upset that Viktor interrupted Yurio and Yakov at first, but seemed interested later on.
“I like Viktor better now because he’s so supportive of the other skaters.”
She cheered for Otabek!!
“This is real music” about Yurio’s FS song.
She was so worried when he fell!
She loved Nikolai being supportive even at a distance.
She laughed at Yurio’s mental declaration of war to Yuuri.
“I like when they show how exhausted the skaters are in the end. Especially since they make it look so effortless in real life.”
She cooed at Yuuri’s medal offer, then laughed at Viktor’s response.
“Guess you’ll just have to kiss Yuuri!”
She was so distressed when the ad break happened — “Is there more? Is there a kiss? That’s not how you end a season!!” (I assured her there was more to come.)
She looked so into it when the Stammi Vicino pair skate started. I forgot it was included in the episode, so that was a nice surprise for me too.
When Viktor skates on: “Oh, then that’s fine [for an ending].”
“Sweet. I liked it.”
Bonus reactions to “Welcome to the Madness!”
“HAH!!” XD (repeatedly)
“Oh my god the eyeliner.”
“See I don’t like the glove bit because it feels sexual and I was happy with just Yurio having a friend.”
(When I explained it was a DVD extra) “They actually had time and money for this and you can really tell.”
So overall, I think Snarly liked Yuri on Ice!! She’s definitely more willing to talk skating with me now, so I’m counting it as a success. This really did make me bitter about the lack of continuation (WHERE IS ICE ADOLESCENCE MAPPA?), but the show was beautiful in itself. And now I have the real-world Skate America to obsess over, so there’s that at least.
Thanks for reading, y’all!
And we’re (finally) back with episode 10!! This is the one I feel will make or break the show for Snarly (my mom) — she dislikes Viktor’s advances just because he’s in a position of power as Yuuri’s coach, but I feel like the banquet reveal might change that for her. Since Yuuri actually asked and initiated the romance.
The intro really is stunning every time.
The scene with Yurio’s fans and the yelling at JJ entertained her so much.
“There’s a lot of characters to keep track of” (when Otabek first shows up).
Laughing at Phichit’s selfie montage.
When she saw Yuuri looking at the selfies of Viktor and Chris at the pool, she said “oh no.” I think she was worried Yuuri would be jealous or insecure??
“Baby!!” when the shots of Yuuri falling at the last GPF came up in the flashback.
“I wanna go to Barcelona.”
She laughed at Yurio’s crazy fans.
A lot of worried faces at Yurio and Otabek’s conversation, but no comment.
At the proposal scene: “Oh my god.”
“And here’s some paella!!” (At the ad transition slide — she’s right that they feel a little jarring after emotional scenes.)
She laughed at Mari and Minako’s teary antics over the dinner.
She notices the Viktuuri rings are work on the right hand!
Laughed at Drunken Toshiya’s antics. She also wondered about where Kyushu is, and if it’s considered “party Japan.” (Is it?)
Sad laugh at Yuuri’s drinking in the banquet flashback.
Confused faces when Yuuri tries to deny the engagement. “Why would you get rings if you didn’t think that— you could have gotten a bracelet!”
She laughed when Yurio kicked Viktor.
“What does he mean [that Viktor Nikiforov is dead]?”
“Oh, he means the Viktor he knew is dead.”
Eyeroll to the heavens at Michele’s insistence on protecting Sara.
Little laugh at Georgi’s cameo.
She wasn’t saying anything, but she sure was making some interesting faces at the Sochi Banquet shots.
Overall, she hasn’t budged on the core of the issue — she thinks it’s inappropriate for Viktor to be pursuing Yuuri when he’s coaching him. But she does seem to think it made for a good plot twist!
Request from twitter💫
I drew some phat ass cat boy Yuuri 😳 The first one I did with no reference at all TToTT
Title: Three Times And A Charm Rating: T Theme: Magic Warnings: Mentions of mpreg Word Count: 2,829 Summary: It's not that witches can't incur male pregnancies, it's just that to do so requires an extreme amount of magical talent- an amount of magical talent Yuri is pretty sure he doesn't have
Though that doesn't mean he can't learn....
Title: Sharpen Your Tongue, Sink In Your Teeth Rating: T Theme: Full Moon Warnings: Gaslighting (though not from Viktor or Yuri) Word Count: 6,332 Summary: "I.... have hallucinations," Yuri answered after a moment, biting his lip
"Hallucinations?" Viktor repeated slowly
"Hallucinations... of what?"
"Of.... turning into an animal,"
Or: The Bloodthirsty AU no one asked for
Title: An Offering So Sweet Rating: T Theme: Sweet Tooth, @yoispookyweek Word Count: 3,012 Summary: Yuri wasn't sure if he believed in Fae, but he had always made sure to leave a little something sweet out at night for them anyway- even when he was at his poorest and couldn't afford more than a sugar cube
Though, apparently in some cases, that was all it took to gain a Fae's favor...
I wish someone could again make my heart flutter how reading some utterly adorable Victuuri fanfics does.
I have no idea who I'm talking about
It's always Katsudon's fault
sapphic viktuuri >>>
(note : idk how gender neutral yuuri is but i don't speak japanese so i wasn't gonna try to write something different for female yuuri's name . if i did i'd probably write like yuriko or something)
Yeah, I finsihed it today!!!
My first Yuri on Ice fanart!
I’m doing a rewatch of Yuri on Ice, and now that my knowledge of skating has increased substantially, the way I’m watching Yuri on Ice has changed completely.
For Yuuri to receive a score of 106 in his short programme is absolutely mental. Before I knew about skating I thought a score of above 100 was ‘good’ and anything below was ‘average’. It’s not. For reference:
Skate America this year - Vincent Zhou, who placed first in the short programme scored an overall score of 97, which is astoundingly high in itself. Shoma Uno, renowned for his high PCS scored 44.78, where Yuuri scored 47.
The world record for the SP is 111.82 by Yuzuru Hanyu. This is followed by Nathan Chen who scored 110.38. Shoma Uno has the 3rd highest SP score (104.15). What’s interesting to note is that all these records were set POST 2018...meaning Yuuri would’ve surpassed the then world record by a good 10 points.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn_U8hjbFoM - This skate is the HIGHEST scored SP in the world currently... with the exact same elements as Yuuri (3A, 4S, 4T+3T and 3 spins with a level 4 step sequence). In fact, Yuuri’s base score is probably HIGHER as all his jumps were in the second half of the programme, unlike Hanyu’s (because jumping on tired legs is harder)
I think we as the audience are so swayed by Yuuri’s negative portrayal of himself that we fail to realise just how much of an amazing skater he is (hello, unreliable narrator alert). Katsuki Yuuri is LITERALLY the best of the best, and the more I watch this series the more I realise just how talented our boy is
Yuuri with glasses > everything else
A feeling i always want to relive is watching yuri on ice for the first time. Nothing will ever compare