ARE YOU TELLING ME VIKTOR NIKIFOROV WAS BORED AT A PARTY WHEN HE MET A DRUNK ADORABLE BOY WHO KILLED IT AT THE DANCE-FLOOR AND MADE HIS LIFE ENJOYABLE FOR THAT ONE DAY SINCE AGES, DEVELOPED A CRUSH, AND GOT HIS HEART BROKEN WHEN THE BOY TURNED HIS BACK ON HIM THE NIGHT AFTER IN AN AIRPORT JUST TO WATCH THE BOY DANCING TO ONE OF HIS PROGRAMS SO HE PROMPTLY LEFT EVERYTHING TO GO AFTER HIM AND STAY BY HIS SIDE AND THAT’S VICTUURI’S CANON STORY? I AM SO GLAD? I AM NOT WORTHY? THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STORY I’VE EVER WATCHED? MY SOUL WAS SAVED.

Yuri on Ice ep 10 thoughts!!

i already thought Yuri on Ice was incredibly well structured, but ep 10 has BLOWN MY FUCKIN MIND omfg. now we know about yuuri’s ~drunken escapades~ we can view the entire damn show in a different light. like:

  • yuuri literally IS the love-’em-and-leave-em playboy in the Eros story?? HE AND VICTOR ARE EVEN POSING TOGETHER IN THE SAME WAY IN THE CREDITS PHOTOS.
  • yuuri was subconsciously dancing his own damn love story.
  • so… when victor was all, “i know you can do this Eros programme, yuuri,” HE KNEW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE because they’d already ~danced the night away~ together.
  • can u? even? imagine? victor’s internal monologue? every time yuuri nervously said he couldn’t portray Eros and had to imagine a pork cutlet bowl for inspiration??
  • victor! didn’t know!! that yuuri couldn’t remember that night!! LOOK AT HIS DAMN FACE WHEN YUURI SAID HE COULDN’T REMEMBER:
  • so victor has spent almost an ENTIRE YEAR wondering if yuuri is being standoffish or embarrassed or what? which paints the beach scene in an entirely new light.
  • AND ALSO it totally changes the tone of victor’s arrival in Hatetsu! like, his ~flirty behavior originally felt comedic but quite silly and OTT, whereas now… we know he actually arrived on yuuri’s invitation, thanks to a combination of Drunk Dancing Eros Yuuri and the more ~serious and meaningful~ epistolary invitation of the Stay Close To Me video.
  • victor literally came to hatetsu BECAUSE YUURI ASKED HIM TO, effectively leaving his own figure skating career in the dust
  • when victor offered yuuri a commemorative photo, he definitely meant “commemorative” omfg but yuuri assumed victor thought he was a fan… while victor thought he was blanking him. WHAT MIXED SIGNALS!!! i die.
  • also this whole ep is a great depiction of how yuuri is totally convinced that he’s socially isolated, meanwhile the rest of the skating community is like, “let’s have dinner together! remember last year when all of us saw you get drunk and dance in ur underwear?”
  • like, seriously yuuri. you thought victor wouldn’t know who you were, when you were literally in the Grand Prix Final, a competition with only six people in it?
  • victor was jaded and alone at the peak of his career, looking for a new direction in life, when yuuri appeared and turned the formal Grand Prix banquet into a hella fun party and dipped Victor in a ballroom dancing move and then asked for him to be his coach, AND THEN delivered a perfect rendition of victor’s gold medal-winning program… and then proceeded to spend the next 11 months acting like it’s no big deal.

in conclusion: Yuri on Ice is the Pride & Prejudice of our era.

Important things about the drunk Yuuri video

in no particular order

  • Both Victor and Chris’s phones are in English
  • Yurio’s is not (his is in russian)
  • Victor has over a thousand pics of Makkachin on his phone (at the time of the GPF, who knows how many he has now)
  • The Grand Prix Final was in Sochi
  • Yurio’s background is of pierogis (I assume, they look more like anime pierogis than any pierogies I’ve ever seen)
  • Both Chris and Yurio have over a thousand picture from the Grand Prix
  • Victor only has five of the GPF (and they’re all of Yuuri drunkenly dancing at him)
  • The apps:
    • Touchbook: Facebook
    • Fly: Skype (in both english and russian) 
    • There’s a “Home” app????
    • They didn’t bother to change the look of the weather app
  • The champagne Yuuri drank a whole bottle of is almost named Bruh (Brut something) 
  • Mila is beautiful in her pink dress
  • Sara is beautiful in her blue dress
  • You can see Sara in the background looking really confused while she takes photos
  • You can see Sara and Mila together
  • Mila branches off so she can take more photos of Yuuri and Yurio dance battle
  • She presumably has more photos of this dance off
  • I need them
  • The montage is happening during the banquet 
  • Chris gave someone his phone just so he could have pictures of him pole dancing semi-naked with Yuuri
  • Speaking of which Yuuri can pole dance 
  • He can pole dance really well
  • But the question is: Why was there a pole???
  • Victor saw Yuuri horribly drunk and immediately thought that he must dance with him
  • Everyone sticks their leggies out real far
  • Yurio got both Victor and Chris to send him the drunk photos of Yuuri, probably for blackmail material
  • Even while drunk Yuuri can dance
  • Even while sober Yurio cannot

And most importantly:

  • What we expected from yoi: Pining!Yuuri
  • What we got: Pining!Victor

Episode 10 being narrated by Victor allowed us a rare glimpse of this story through his eyes. He talks about how life and love are two things he neglected over the course of his skating career. We get to see little moments that get overlooked or outright not shown, and this highlights the journey that Victor has been on as Yuuri’s coach.

One thing that I noticed through the early episodes was that Victor only seemed to put on a facade. He was the enigmatic champion who rushed off to coach a soon to be “never was”. He came to life when a camera was on him, but otherwise seemed distant. Victor didn’t always look at Yuuri with such loving eyes. But episode ten is saturated with Victor’s emotions. Just…look.

This episode was filled with golden moments, no pun intended, but for me, it’s Victor’s expressions that steal the show. Look how far we’ve come.

Good on you, Victor Nikiforov, for not forgetting about the cute Japanese boy with the bubble butt from the after party, and his drunken plea for you to be his coach.

Fandom: WE WANT TO SEE MORE OF VIKTOR’S POV!!!!!!!

Episode 10:

“When I get away from skating, two L words come to mind: life and love. I’ve been neglecting both for over twenty years”

“I can’t remember when I last spent this much time with Makkachin”

“Yuuri’s life and love have taught me about a brand new world that I’d never known before”

“When Yuuri’s searching for an answer his eyes sparkle, even if he doesn’t say anything. […] I’ll just watch over him without making conversation”

“If I’d stayed in Russia as a competitor, Yurio wouldn’t be this motivated to fight. And neither would I…”

“Yuuri, you may have not realized this, but many others besides me got their L words from you”

Fandom:

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Okay but this is the first time someone has called Yurio something “masculine”/”strong” and it clearly means a lot to him. People usually use terms like fairy or princess when describing him (JJ even goes as far as calling him a girl and Lilia uses prima ballerina which is a female only term). Throughout the show, Yurio struggles a lot with people calling him “feminine” terms and is constantly trying to push his bad boy image in an attempt to make himself seem more tough/manly. To have Otabek read him “correctly” so to speak obviously makes him visibly happy and I think this is one of the reasons he’s so quick to accept the friendship invitation.

OK SO LEMME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT

VIKTOR JUST SAT THERE THINKING WHAT THE FUCK AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE NOW I LITERALLY FEEL NO MOTIVATION 


THEN HE SEES THE VIDEO OF YUURI
AND HE JUST GOES


“WAIT… IS THAT…? IS IT…? OH MY FUCKING GOD”


THEN HE REMEMBERS 


“COME TO OUR HOT SPRINGS VIKTOR” “BE MY COACH VIKTOR”


AND HE JUST KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT TO DO WITH HIS LIFE

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