or are they basing Viktor’s career, his career, not his skating style/look etc, on Queen Yuna (Queen of the Ice Rink)???
Like, I see his story arc in YOI loosely following the same general theme (minus the Yuuri) as the end of Yuna’s professional skating career.
Just go check out her skating stats etc, I’m not gonna bother copying all of that in here, and be amazed. She’s got so many world championship wins and boasts a career wherein she has never finished a competition off the podium.
Now, I know Viktor doesn’t have exactly the same legacy as her, but in spirit, he’s a damn fine skater renowned for his run of world championship wins.
What I’m trying to get at is: his perspective of what comes next (minus Yuuri) might be heavily influenced by this golden run. He’s constantly expressed his desire to keep his audience guessing at what he’ll do next, and wants to keep them guessing, but once you’ve covered so many wins and are basically expected to never get below a certain level of skating, what else is there to conquer in ice skating? How dissatisfying will it be to keep going till old age gets to you? (not that he’s old, but in skating terms he’ll be “past his prime” soon)
Queen Yuna deliberately chose to leave the rink because, in my opinion, she realised that she was facing a similar dilemma to Viktor, in that - where does an athlete go from perfection? She was lacking motivation, and quite wisely - again, in my opinion - chose to go on to pursue other interests.
She left a gaping hole in her fans hearts. At least - on the rink. But the thing is, she left of her own choice, recognising that there was nothing left to challenge her, peerless as she was. And so, she left in style.
I wonder if they will conclude Viktor’s career decisions in a similar direction to Yuna’s? If they do, I won’t be dissatisfied with that result. He’s the King of the Ice (shut the fuck up, JJ, you’re a peasant compared to Viktor, don’t even) in YOI-universe, so I expect he’ll leave his throne with equal applause and sadness, and when he does - we’ll all cheer! Long live the King!
39 Smooth: i love weed and girls
kerplunk: who is this girl from minnesota i keep thinking about?
dookie: boy do i love jacking off
insomniac: boy do i hate life
nimrod: okay, maybe we’re not so punk anymore
warning: fuck the police
american idiot: fuck george bush
21st century breakdown: fuck ALL AUTHORITY
¡uno!: is it too late to be punks again?
¡dos!: boy am I HOOOORNY
¡tre!: okay wait guys, we’re still dads.
I hope everyone had a happy, Jelsa-filled Halloween! ヽ(ﾟ▽ﾟ*)乂(*ﾟ▽ﾟ)ﾉ
I may be late, but it’s never too late for Halloween! But then again, who am I kidding? Even with a WIP planned 2 months in advance, I still manage to miss my mark. School’s really hectic, which is why I’m so relieved to be able to churn out some Jelsa again after a busy year!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll return to making thesis assets!