I need to rec a gen fic An Early Thaw because it is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE:
An alternate universe: the year is 1986. Ronald Reagan is president. Peggy Carter is director of SHIELD. Howard Stark is CEO of Stark Industries and father of a fifteen-year-old son. And a survey team in the arctic has just found Captain America
absolute top quality writing, all the characters voices are spot on and oh my god the OCs are so great the DETAILS in this fic also TEEN TONY!!! italian maria carbonell stark!!!! talking italian to tony!!! STEVE LOOKING OUT FOR TONY!!!! SPACE!!! YOUNG NICK FURY so much cameos and its just AMAZING and i need EVERYONE TO READ IT
(also theres a wip sequel The Arctic Front which thank god theres just SO MANY interesting set ups in the 1st fic and im dying for more everyone go read and comment!!!!)
this is your weekly reminder that chato santana’s throwaway line “i lost one family, i ain’t losing another one” is the dumbest fucking line in all of cinema history because he hated the squad with all his might
So I’ve been trying to place the timeline of Yuri On Ice in the real-world figure skating season timeline. At first I thought that the setting of the anime would be the currently ongoing 2016-17 season, but then I discovered several things that clearly pointed against that and started to do some recalculations. Some things still don’t quite add up though.
1) The Grand Prix Final shown in the first episode, where Victor won his gold and Yuuri got last, was clearly said to have been held in Sochi, Russia. This location corresponds to the 2012-13 season in real life.
2) Which leads to the logical inference that the Grand Prix series that Yuuri is currently competing in is the 2013-14 season. Which is all fine and dandy, and the order of the qualifying cups (Skate America, Skate Canada, Cup of China, NHK Trophy, Trophee Eric Bompard, Rostelecom Cup) (which aren’t held in the same order every year) fits perfectly as well.
There is however one major problem. The 2013-14 season Grand Prix Final was held in FUKUOKA. It’s of course not absolutely confirmed yet, but the ep10 preview seems to imply that the GPF in YOI will be held in BARCELONA (the Sagrada Familia is clearly shown). Barcelona was actually the location of the Finals in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
3) There’s really nothing that would suggest that Yuuri took a season off and therefore skipped the 2013-14 season. Yuuri returned home to Hasetsu at the end of the figure skating season that he had qualified for the Grand Prix Final in. When Yuuri skated to “Stay Close To Me” for Yuuko and the video got uploaded, Minako was live-streaming the World Championship Finals where Victor was skating to the same routine as he had during the Grand Prix Final Yuuri was in (the costume was the same). Also Yuri(o) had declared to Yuuri at the end of the previous GPF that he was making his senior debut the following season, and that’s what we’re currently seeing.
Does anyone have any ideas about how to make the timeline work out, or should I really just stop overthinking things and just accept that the seasons in YOI don’t actually correspond to real life figure skating seasons?
anyway everyone who won an award at the mama’s worked hard for it and deserved it and i’m very proud of everyone and i’m especially proud of the rookie groups who got to go to the mama’s for the first time this year
I did my best, it wasn’t much I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you And even though It all went wrong I’ll stand before the Lord of Song With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah (x)