days confessions

I think we can all agree that Yuuri’s speech was a central scene this episode, and although I’ve seen a lot of people giving great explanations about Yuuri’s use of 「愛」 in his speech and the difference between 「愛」(ai) and 「恋」(koi) there aren’t many people who go further into his speech than that.


Firstly I’ll just briefly gloss over 「愛」 and 「恋」because what they each connotate in the Japanese language is important to the Yuri!!! on Ice plot

「恋」is kind of like a physical love. It describes one’s longing for someone, but lacks a deeper emotional bond. Used for boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

「愛」 is a deep love, it encompasses 恋 but also describes emotional love. While it does mean you long for someone, it kind of implies that you’re willing to do, give, or change something to be with them. Used for family/spouse.

***note: on the contrary, while「恋」does imply a physical romance/love, 「恋人」refers to you’re true love, you’d call your fiancé or spouse that, and「愛人」implies someone you’ve had an affair with. So when Victor uses the word 「恋人」…. ;)))


So when Yuuri says
「僕の愛、それは分かり易い愛や恋ではなくて、ヴィクトルとの絆や、家族や、地元に対する微妙な気持ち」
He’s saying his「愛」is not just the physical and emotional love he has for others, his love is literally his relationship with Victor, it is literally his family, and that it is the complicated/abstract feelings he has for others around him (aka Yuuko, Minako, Nishigori). It is a tangible THING such as actions and words as implied by Yuuri’s use of 「物」 instead of 「事」which would describe an idea or a concept.

Another interesting thing to note is when Yuuri says he has “no name for this emotion”
「その感情に名前はない」
At first I thought Yuuri might have been downplaying his emotions but then I realised it wasn’t that, it was that Yuuri really just doesn’t know exactly what 「愛」is just yet despite describing it briefly before because he’s still exploring what it truly means for him.
Before Victor, we all know Yuuri had a big crush on Yuuko, hell, he was going to confess in the first episode. But that’s all it was, a crush, which would take neither 「愛」nor「恋」, but 「好き」(suki).

Now I’m sure you know the difference between 「愛する」and「好きです」but just in case
「好きです」refers to a wide range of types of “like”. You use it for objects, hobbies, and topics, or people-wise, friends and crushes.


Through Yuuri’s speech, we are witnessing his growth and exploration of what 「愛」is, what it means to him, and who the word applies to. Most prominent are his developing feelings of 「愛」towards Victor. The phrase
「繋ぎ止める」
Does mean “to hold on to”, but it also means “to fasten” or “to tie”, and this implies that while Yuuri does not want to let go of Victor, neither does he want Victor to let go of him. Yuuri wants to create a mutual bond with Victor, and he has decided to call this bond 「愛」.


As a side note, here’s further meta on Yuuri and Victor’s developing relationship, shown through the episode preview. It’s very short but 
I do think it’s a cute example of them becoming closer to each other.

i didn’t know where to go with this comic (i had a whole draft drawn but it didn’t feel right to me), so i’m just gonna post my fave part ok. *dies*

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8.1.17// Lazy day. I got a bad cold and I had to turn down my usual yoga practice and sunday brunch. Now I’m just lying in my bed (yes, at 12.14! ), slowly reading an essay for my Referat on Calvino.
Outside it’s damned cold and incredibly snowy.
All I need now is some warm tea and a cozy chimney.  

Underfell Sans Confession
Underfell Sans Confession

Figure this is a good start do doing stuff leading up to Valentines Day! Hope you like shipping comics and mush!

Draw by the awesome PixelInkling on twitter

You have to understand where her fears coming from. She’s scared. You’re the only constant in her life, and she wants to keep it that way.
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3/100 days of productivity 

Preparation for tomorrow’s huge chemistry test. Next week I’m gonna have huge tests on most important subjects every day. I hope I will survive😩

When you only heard 30 seconds of a song and you are 100% positive you will love this band forever. 

Imagine Loki is planning to confess his love for you on Valentine’s Day, with orchids and a poem he himself wrote. Someone from the Avengers (who has a problem with Loki being in their team now) catches him in preparation and mocks him, saying “Oh, a monster in love, nice.” This gives Loki a pause as he is reminded of his heritage and his past deeds. He throws away the flowers and the poem, telling himself he is a deluded fool to think you’d ever reciprocate his love. As he is in the middle of throwing it all, you come in and spot him near the trash can. You see the pretty orchids being discarded and it makes you curious. Loki turns around and sees you, and his face goes ashen. He then leaves in a hurry, before you can ask him about the orchids or his sullen mood. Then, on a hunch, you delve into the trash and find his poem for you. It’s a pleasant surprise, for you never thought Loki had any feelings for you beyond friendship. You had kept your own feelings for him secret so far. Wondering why he threw the flowers and poem away, you decide to investigate.

Kookie Crumbs (M)

Jungkook pulled at the gold silken ropes suspended from the ceiling.  His arms pulled tight, a delicious fire burning through his shoulders.  Beads of sweat trailed a cooling path over his flushed bronze skin.  His chest rose with each breath, only his moans and grunts leaving his muffled mouth.  

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