a friend is arguing with me that the adventure novels aren’t canon and I should feel bad for caring about them IMMEDIATELY AFTER LOSS INCLUDES LENGTHY FLASHBACKS TO SHIT THAT WAS ORIGINALLY ONLY MENTIONED IN THE NOVELS I’M
this shit broke me also MM GOT THE AWARD OF THE BIGGEST ASSHOLE VILLAIN OF THIS FRANCHISE.
//I DON’T THINK ANY ANIME VILLAIN HAS EVER LEGITIMATELY FREAKED ME OUT AS MUCH AS MM DID IN THIS MOVIE LIKE HOLY SHIT? I kind of loved it though just because what a great villain. Congratulations Digimon you made me hate somebody more than I hate Kurata.
ALSO I DIDN’T EXPECT MAKI AND DAIGO TO END UP BEING TWO OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS BUT HERE WE ARE.
Here is a question I have. See, we never see Victor’s final pose for his Free Skate, Stammi Vicino. Since Yuri does a perfect copy, we know what it looks like, but not what Victor’s expression was. It’s a very lonely kind of ending pose, arms wrapped around himself, looking beseechingly up into the sky. Lots of people have talked about how the Aria is all about that cripplingly lack of love.
(Whoever drew Yuri in this frame, ten thumbs up, the right hand behind his back, his smile, ;u;)
My follow-up questions is: what did the ending of the pair skate look like??? The routine has obviously changed a lot as Victor and Yuri skate together and the Duet is also shorter! The song is almost twice the length of the animated sequence (a whole ‘nother minute), although the animated sequence does end at the melodic climax. It has very delicate ending unlike the super intense Aria high note. The combination spin and big finish pose that was in the Aria seems totally unsuitable for the duet!
Maybe we’ll find out when we get those choreography videos in the DVDs?? I’m simply dying of curiosity, haha!
want to talk more about ritsu? like what's your take on him? like how do you think he views his brother and Reigen ?
i’ve already answered half of that third question, and you can see more stuff i wrote about ritsu and mob here… and i have a new idea about the brothers that i think i’ll make a separate post about…
but i’ve got some headcanons i can put here
if the kageyama brothers play instruments (and you can’t get through middle school without doing so, right? at least a little) (not counting recorders), mob plays piano and ritsu plays violin.
mob plays piano because it suits him. a piano is easy to operate (press a button and it makes a sound; press the button harder and it’s louder) but has great potential for complexity. the way it makes sound is pretty simple (whack a string), but the internal structure is intricate, almost convoluted. the sounds of a piano are generally smooth and neutral-to-pleasant, but they can get very intense.
ritsu plays violin because it suits him. playing a violin isn’t easy for a beginner, and it doesn’t get any easier. ritsu is an overachiever and thus, i believe, would be Real Good at violin. the sounds of a violin can sound much more dramatic than a piano, with a piercing quality and a potential to convey really gut-wrenching emotion… but it can’t have the same booming resonance as a piano.
ritsu is a good learner but not a very good teacher; he gets a knack for things and then can’t quite put it into words
ritsu doesn’t know how to make a cootie catcher and would look upon one with nervous incredulity
ritsu colors inside the lines
ritsu plays super smash brothers as link. when he plays against his brother, he gives mob the advantage by playing as a character he doesn’t usually use, but he doesn’t mention it
ritsu is well-liked and popular but does not have any close friends at his school (except maybe kamuro and maaaybe tokugawa, but they’re not, like, confidant-level close).
ritsu doesn’t carry a comb or hairbrush, not even in his school bag. if his hair gets disheveled, he give his head one good shake and it goes back to normal
ritsu sometimes feels a little guilty about being taller than his big brother
ritsu still sorta wishes mob would kick his ass for pulling that “good old brothers act is over” stunt, but he knows it’s not gonna happen. but it would make him feel a little better