I WAS REWATCHING THE SERIES AFTER SEEING EPISODE TEN BECAUSE I HAVE TO SEE IT WITH THIS NEW PERSPECTIVE
AND HOLY FUCK
YURI SAYS AN UNUSED BANQUET ROOM
AND THEN VIKTOR ASKS IF HE’S ANXIOUS WITH A WINK LIKE
‘MOTHERFUCKER YES I REMEMBER THE BANQUET, I BECOME YOUR COACH NOW LET THE EROS OUT AGAIN IM READY AND THIS TIME WE’RE ALONE’
YUURI DROPPED A HINT ABOUT IT WITHOUT FUCKIN REALIZING
VIKTOR’S JUST LIKE
COMEON BABY I WAITED A YEAR FOR THIS, LETS GET DOWN TO IT
totally trying to watch the tournament together, on the other side of the world, during practice
hc’s: they do this all the time. Face time, stay up late to try and watch stuff together, and their coaches obviously yell at them in the middle of practice, like Leo gets out his phone out and coach is like
‘stop talking to that boy on the other side of the world!’
And Leo is just ‘his phone screen cracked and he stained his favorite shirt, he needs me.’
Guang-Hong gets nervous if Leo doesn’t snapchat him within 24 hours and has an entire camera reel called ‘things to send leo later’
Leo has 17 spotify playlists with a variation of Guang-Hongs name.
they send each other really modest online wish lists for holidays or birthdays and the other will just straight up get them a cashmere scarf
They live-blog skating events together and tag each other in really sappy posts, like ‘that one person that always makes you smile :)’
Leo asks him with one of those cheesy shaky-cam youtube videos.
Japanese Twitter always knows things. According to Twitter user naixu, that closing to episode 10 looked familiar. Guess there was a very PG dance battle in 2013, the same year Yuri on Ice takes place, at the banquet after the Osaka Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. A reverse image search proves that they had fun. That’s Denis Ten, Yuzuru Hanyu, and Misha Ge among others. Asada Mao went to the same party, of course.
You know, I remember being a little kid in Wisconsin and idolizing Kristi Yamaguchi and thinking she looked like a princess and yet imaging that the life of a figure skater must be so lonely. It’s nice to find out that banquets like this are a real thing and that even athletes in a sport as demanding as this one can have fun with their peers.
I HAVE MANAGED TO CAPTURE THIS EXPRESSION, FINALLY. It’s literally a split of a second before Yurio kicks him in the back and I know we had quite a while to admire his profile, but I wanted to have the happiness on his face memorised forever. By which I mean, you’re welcome, have a Victor admiring his ring in his full glory.