This was my initial reaction to all of this. Like I said, I wasn’t expecting anything, so this blew my mind. I still can’t wrap my head around it if I’m being honest. There’s always that little voice in the back of my mind that throws all of this out the window, but for once it’s not there. I took in every word and compliment and tried to accept it. I’ll answer all of them one by one, but it probably won’t be with a drawing. I’ve really got to go to bed now. Good night guys. Thank you so much for your kind words and actions. I really treasure all of it.
JACKSON WANG WITH GLASSES APPRECIATION POST (a.k.a my aesthetic)
Let me bless your dash really quick with some pictures of one of the most precious people on this earth. The Wang and only (see what i did there ;) ), my King, Jackson Wang. Grab a water bottle and take a seat because you’re going to need to quench that thirst soon.
Are you ready? Ok, LET’S GO Im not ready myself
Jackson with glasses + suspenders combo OMFG kick me pls
My cute King ♥
Why does he look like Jonghyun from SHINee in this pic below? lol
Finally, there are robots robot boyfriends who wear each other’s clothes. (Clothes? Pieces?)
I’m sorry this one too so long, since most of you know I’ve been dealing with chained concussions on and off for over a year. Still, this was such a joy to do, because Zenyatta is my sweet boy - and now looks like General Grievous’ jedi cousin.
Genji looks a bit odd to me still, and don’t even get me started on how Zenyatta taught him to float… But I took a fair amount of artistic liberties with their designs since neither of them have full reference for the parts of their bodies that aren’t covered? It’s like they planned this.
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?
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.