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anonymous asked:

Hello and sorry for bothering you. But I need your help and I don't know who else I can ask. Viktor's line in the church " I'll say something you won't even have to think about. " I feel like the original Victor's phrase was different. Thank you for your answer!

And you’d be right!! It was indeed different from the subtitles.
The original Japanese was


「何も考えなくていいお呪い」

(nanimo kangaenakute ii omajinai)


To explain this phrase best, it’s better to split up the sentence in to two parts

「何も考えなくていい」(nanimo kangaenakute ii) - “it’s okay to not think about anything”

and

「お呪い」(omajinai) - “good luck charm”

These types of relative clauses are everywhere in Japanese, in which the descriptor is placed before the noun. So in this case, we have a good luck charm, and the effect of this good luck charm is to allow Yuuri to not think about anything.

Essentially what Victor says is that he’s presenting to Yuuri a good luck charm that will allow Yuuri to not think about anything while skating tomorrow. Then he presents the ring.

But the ring is just a symbol of a ‘good luck charm’ in a way. It’s what the ring stands for, what it means, that is the true ‘good luck charm’.

Previously, Victor commented that Yuuri tends to fail jumps whenever he’s thinking about something, his failed jumps were pretty much the only thing holding him back from getting points in competitions since his presentation was good enough to get him through to the GFP last year, so Victor gives him a good luck charm that will allow him to not think about anything and attain as high a score as he can with his current program.

So how does a ring do that?

Well, it’s now pretty canonly concrete that Yuuri worries a lot about Victor; how he’s causing him trouble, how he’ll fail Victor’s expectations, how he might leave. And so to present him with a ring, is to present to Yuuri something physical that binds them together spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It’s something that symbolises Victor’s total acceptance of Yuuri. Thus, it’s eliminating a majority of Yuuri’s worries concerning skating, allowing him to not flub his jumps, and finally, giving him his best chance at getting gold.

Can season 4 please please please be about Even? Like I don’t even want it to be about him just so we get more Evak being cute, I genuinely want to learn more about Even. He’s such a complex character with so many layers and we’ve only seen the beginnings of him. It would be so wonderful if the next season was about him learning to accept himself and realizing that he really truly isn’t alone, that he has not only Isak, but so many other people on his side. I need him to learn that he doesn’t need to isolate himself, that he’s not going to lose the people he loves because of his mental illness. I want to see him fix things with the people he may have hurt at his old school, I want to see him succeeding at school and graduating surrounded by his family and friends, I want to see him make his own film or at least more of his film geek side, I want to see how his family dynamics are- like I would love to see how his parents are with him (also a ‘meet the boyfriend’ scene would be hella cute too, like I really wanna see his parents meeting the boy that helped Even accept who he is). A season about Even could bring so much representation and cover so many important issues.
There’s just so many things we still don’t know about Even and there’s no way we’re going to find everything else out in this last episode. I can only hope that season 4 is Even.

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L e t   m e   k n o w was about pain, uneasiness, uncertainty. It was about the darkness that came with the kind of love people called love because they didn’t know what else to call it.  It was about the loneliness that accompanied falling for a person who wouldn’t take the leap for you. It was about holding on to things that were long lost, or had never been there to begin with.” 

-3:47 by @mrsmon

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