THEY-LIVED-HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER-THE-END


Not only is my chemical romances music a work of art, but just the whole band’s existence, from its inception to its end it’s like a great timeless classic novel.. Theatrical, culturally defining, has a conflict, is revolved with solution that’s thought up of seemingly overnight,  is sad because it ends, but it was great while it lasted, and the characters live happily ever after, and it can be re-read and re-watched and will never get old or irrelevant.

HOW EPISODE 12 WILL GO DOWN

YUURI WILL PERFECTLY SKATE HIS FREE PROGRAM

YUURI WILL LAND THAT QUADRIPLE FLIP

VICTOR WILL FUCKING CRY AT THE END OF HIS PERFORMANCE

VICTOR CUDDLES YUURI AT THE KISS AND CRY

YUURIS RESULTS COME OUT

YUURI WINS GOLD

THEY GET FUCKING MARRIED AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER 

THE END

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Once upon a time a little girl by the name of Mashed Potatoes ran outside and got attacked by a dog and ended up breaking her leg. She didn’t let her cast stop her from being fabulous. She lived happily ever after in doors.

Ten years from now I don’t want to tell the story of how I lost the boy of my dreams because I was too afraid to try. No, that’s not my story. This is my story.

I love you. Or at least I like you a lot. I don’t know how it works because I’ve never felt anything this strong before. That might sound crazy but it’s true. You are constantly in my head, like this annoying song stuck on repeat and you try to get it out of there but you can’t. And when we’re together I am insanely happy. And I say insanely because it’s just so much happiness that it almost drives me insane thinking about it. You are goofy and handsome and smart and incredible and so beautiful. Just all of you, in every way, is beautiful.

So maybe my story won’t end with you and me being together. Maybe we won’t ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. But now I know I’ve tried. My story may not be perfect but at least I know that I wrote it, I didn’t let it write me.
—  Story time.

Okay so if you followed me for the few days before episode 12 was released, by now you’re probably aware that this is not how I wanted the anime to end.

But allow me to stress one thing that changes practically everything about my post-ep 12 feelings: This is not the end.

If this were the end, if this were the only season and there were no promise of another one then boy, I would have been pissed, to put it lightly.

But it isn’t over. That’s the point.

Yes, I wanted both Victor and Yuuri to retire, get married and live happily ever after in Hasetsu or Saint Petersburg or anywhere as long as they’re happy and married (and pair skating ofc). And yeah, I do feel like the anime was building up to both of them retiring and the development of episode 12 was forced and practically felt untrue to the characters, as though the writers were disregarding the past 11 episodes, but I can all but forgive them for such an inconsistent finale because it wasn’t a finale. It was a transition, and a sloppy one at that imho, but the point is that this is not the end.

I think most of us by now agree that they changed the last episode sometime in the last few weeks after realizing how popular the anime is and that having a decisive conclusion right now would kill the chances of a second season and when something’s popular and does well with the audience then killing the chances of a second season is a terrible idea.

So they basically did the opposite. They bet everything on the promise of a second season, going as far as delivering a final episode that tried to please everyone and ended up sort of annoying a good portion of the fans.

But you know what I say? Fair enough.

Because I also wanted more backstories and more domestic moments and more character interactions and just more. More than 12 episodes could cover. So that’s exactly what we’ll get. We’ll have more.

And I’m sure there are people out there who say that “I’d rather have one wholesome, perfect season than two, especially if the first one ended so poorly.” And yeah, I get those sentiments but I’d rather give Kubo and the team the benefit of the doubt and trust them to make an equally (or more) amazing second season, rather than write it off as trash just because it was somewhat inconsistent with season one. They have months to work on that story and I’m sure they can come up with something good in this period of time.

The finale to season one of YOI has left me unsatisfied.

But am I disappointed? Do I feel betrayed? Did it ruin the anime for me or make me love it any less?

No.

Because if for the price of a lesser finale to episode 12, we can get another season of twelve episodes that could potentially even top this one then that’s a price I am willing to pay.

Victor and Yuuri can retire and get married at any point in time in their career. So long as they’re together, I believe everything will be fine.

And if I can get an extra 12 episodes and my perfect happy ending then not even a weak finale to one season can kill the joy in me.

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When you’re in love, you think love is just like in the movies, but that’s not how it works. I mean, I seriously thought William and I would be together forever. It ends where it ends, you know… No one lives happily ever after, because in real life in the end no one’s willing to sacrifice anything for love in 2016.

dating sims
  • good end: you live in a nice little cottage with your lover and you live happily ever after :)
  • bad end: he cuts off your legs. you are now blind. he's no longer human and keeps you chained in the basement of his warehouse only to be used as a sex slave. eventually he eats you alive. you have been missing for six months. if only you had chosen that one right dialogue at the very end of the route,

the end of matilda where miss honey adopts matilda and the two live happily ever after… my cold heart, warmed…. what a truly iconic moment in cinema…..

so I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about the finale episode of Yuri on Ice being a little rushed and oddly open-ended, and i think they’re missing the obvious reason

YOI was originally only supposed to be a short terminal series, and i think it’s explosive popularity was kind of unexpected- that’s why there’s a weird dip in animation quality around the third episode, in an average speed it would’ve stayed that way but because of YOI’s popularity it seems like it was given a budget boost mid season.

12 was probably supposed to end differently- the podium would have ended up more conventionally for an underdog story, there would have been love declarations, and it would have been a bit ‘and they lived happily ever after.’

instead, though, the massive interest in the series would have opened the door for a possible continuation, and if the story is continuing the guys will need goals to achieve, hence the open ending. Instead of finishing everything up in a nice bow, it’s an open gift that might just keep giving.

just a thought (from someone who has seen this - and the exact opposite - happen to shows before)