everyone is in yuris with you

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Warning now, in additional to the normal queue, I’m likely about to spend four days spamming you with Animefest anecdotes and pictures of Yuri enjoying/experiencing all the Animefest weekend has to offer. 

This from midday yesterday, when Tumblr didn’t want to load pictures yet. For the first time ever, Animefest mailed badges out, and told everyone quote: “If you bring your badge and the letter mailed with it to registration, you’ll get a surprise.” 

I got a small Yurio clip/pin and @darkotabek got the Intro Skating Yuri, so we swapped for favorite boys and both of us put them on our name badges for the weekend. My first mission for the weekend now is going to be finding the matching Victor one, to hang on the other side inside my badge! 

It’s a must. You can’t have one without the other. But until then, 

I leave you with just how surprised Yuri is to have his own merch self. 

ok but since it’s canonically confirmed that Minami is attracted to Yuuri their interactions get even funnier and cuter???

JUST LOOK AT THIS LIL BEAN GETTING TO SKATE W HIS FAV/POTENTIAL CRUSH

I mean I’m not surprised that Minami might feel something for Yuuri considering that he made this face after seeing Yuuri walk into the rink (but tbh who wouldn’t be flustered at the sight of this perfectly packaged sex demon)

BUT MINAMI’S REACTIONS TO VIKTOR AND YUURI BEING GAY JUST GETS EVEN CUTER TO ME ???

he’s like hang on,,,,,,what’s going on,,,,,,something suspicious is happening over there

aND THEN JUST WOW OKAY THIS IS MY FAV WHOM I REALLY ADORE AND HE’S DEFINITELY GETTING SOME HOMOSEXUALITY ON RIGHT BEFORE MY VERY EYES

TFW YOUR IDOL YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A CRUSH ON REVEALS THAT HE’S GAY LITERALLY 3 METERS AWAY FROM YOU and his boyfriend is LIVING LEGEND FIVE TIMES CONSECUTIVE WORLD CHAMPION VIKTOR NIKIFOROV

MINAMI IS JUST SO CUTE AND MIRRORS THE AFFECTION YUURI HELD FOR VIKTOR ALL THIS TIME SO WELL TOO he’s so precious I wish we had seen more of him he’s pure sunshine

(also shout out to potentially jealous Viktor who wants the katsudon all to himself)

🖤 Sweet, Sweet Madness 🖤 page 07 of 13

In the recent “Welcome to the Madness” manga, Yuri references the fact that he bought his WttM outfit while he and Otabek were shopping in Barcelona together. this is a short, fluffy, comic about that time.

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Things that Yuri Plisetsky does on his birthday
  • wakes up later than usually and goes to the kitchen to angrily remind Yakov and Lila that he’s not doing anything today because it’s his birthday (not like he mentioned it about 500 times this week)
  • his 16th birthday so he’s practically an adult now and they can kiss his ass (maybe he says that in other words. or not)
  • reads a super nice text from Yuuko, a short message from Otabek with “so you have birthday today or not” and asking if they may talk later and then some really weird and creepy yet amusing posts on Yurio’s Angels forum
  • eats a big and against athlete’s diet breakfast that said Yakov and Lila prepared for him totally not because it’s his birthday or anything
  • gives a new toy to his cat since he doesn’t know when the cat’s birthday is anyway so they may celebrate together
  • shuts the front door in Victor’s and Yuuri faces after they start to sing him “happy birthday” in Russian
  • dies from embarrassment
  • lets them in only because they seem to carry a lot of birthdays presents with them
  • complains about every single one but when Victor offers to return them to store almost breaks his arm
  • goes to rink because Worlds still are coming and he needs to wipe these idiots out there
  • is lifted by Mila 16 times because of some weird tradition she heard of
  • swears to kill anyone who publishes a video of that on Instagram
  • skates a bit for fun
  • gets super excited seeing his grandpa watching him from the side
  • (it was a surprise that he’ll come to St Petersburg, Yakov paid for tickets)
  • eats katsudon pirozhki with his grandpa
  • shares some with anyone on rink too and they show him the super big cake they bought for him
  • eats a lot of cake telling them all how disgusting they are
  • shows his favourite places in St Petersburg to his grandpa and drinks some hot wine from him (he hates its taste but he’s almost an adult ok)
  • makes grandpa stay with him one more week
  • comes back home only to call Otabek immediately
  • tells his best friend how he’s birthday’s weren’t so bad even with all those self-absorbed morons around
  • gets excited when Otabek says he has something for him too
  • though he plays it cool
  • but then dies again realising this is a link to an actual playlist made only for him with songs produced by DJ Altin™ 
  • goes to sleep after listening to it about 17 times and calling Otabek to say it pretty decent
  • “best birthday of my life” he mutters to his cat before falling asleep
Yuri!!! On Stage Event Report!

So today (4/29/2017) I went to the Yuri on Ice Yuri on Stage event. To clarify though, I was not at the actual Tokyo event, rather a live viewing at a local movie theater. Which of course does alter the experience but it’s the next best thing. At first I thought the theater was only doing the afternoon session, but very last minute I ended up being able to attend both!

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a few pages from my YOI model AU zine Gold is the new Black! 8DD

i gotta confess, i feel like i made the zine just so i could draw these 4 drawings LOL. Once again, thank you to everyone who bought the book/bundle in the last few months and made my first ever zine such an unexpected success ;w; I will do a (last?) round of reprinting towards the end of the year, when i’m hoping to churn out a sequel with the same backstory/theme (: 

Just some Viktor Analysis for you kids, because you know I love it:

Figure skating, in general, is a Much Bigger Deal in the YOIverse than it is in real life. To the point where Viktor gets name recognition from people who don’t know anything at all about figure skating. I say this because I’ve been interested in figure skating my whole life, unlike I think a lot of the fandom (I could absolutely be wrong here, but that’s my estimate of the situation) and I learned very early on that Nobody Knew Jack About Figure Skating. Like I can name a total of TWO figure skaters off the top of my head who generally get name recognition–Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan–when I talk about them to people who aren’t in the know. And even Kwan is a bit iffy. I can’t think of a single male figure skater whose name I could say in casual conversation and have someone say, “I totally know who that is.” I think this might be because the general population thinks figure skating is mostly just women, and also because figure skating really just isn’t on most people’s radar. This could be different in other countries, but even then I don’t think Viktor would have his International Celebrity status irl.

On the other hand, Viktor could just be one of those category-defying athletes who gain international attention because they are literally Just So Fucking Good at what they do. Think Michael Phelps or David Beckham. Nobody, in general, cares about swimming, but they sure do care about Michael Phelps. Everybody knows who David Beckham is, even in America, a country that doesn’t even have a real fanbase for the sport he plays. It’s entirely possible that at some point, someone realized that Viktor Nikiforov was Winning Everything and everyone got super curious over whether he would continue to do that–much like Phelps.

Also, Viktor is a very handsome European man, which probably helped a lot.

Either way, Viktor is an unusual celebrity who probably came up in the world very, very fast. As in, all attention was just on him suddenly one day. This probably happened somewhere around the 2010 Olympics, if you assume that Viktor probably hadn’t reached his full potential by his first Olympics, which was probably Turin 2006. I’m pretty sure Viktor Nikiforov stepped off the podium in Vancouver, suddenly a Russian household name and an international figure at an age where most people haven’t yet moved out of their parents’ house.

By the events of the anime, Viktor has been central in the public eye for over half a decade. He’s been TMZ’d and had a paparazzo follow him home, he’s done ads for sports drinks and athletic wear and shoes and cologne, he’s been put on diets–not Athlete Diets; Celebrity Diets; ‘eat four saltine crackers and a glass of coconut juice for two meals a day’ diets (Yakov put a stop to this quickly)–he’s had a publicist scream bloody murder at him over the phone because he did something stupid outside a club in Ibiza. One of my favorite ‘why Viktor cut his hair’ headcanons is that he had to cut it off because people kept pulling it in crowds, or trying to cut off pieces when he walked by.

These are not the typical experiences of a career athlete.

Viktor is a Celebrity Athlete, probably figure skating’s only celebrity athlete. There are probably a lot of people in the sport who don’t really even consider him an athlete, but at the same time he isn’t a movie star or a pop star, not One Of Us among the red carpet elite. Also, figure skating is unusual because it is an intersection of sport and performance. People get confused about where someone like Viktor lies on the athlete versus celebrity scale because he’s beautiful, he dresses up in costumes and performs to music. This isn’t football, or hockey or even track or swimming. Nobody is sure what Viktor Nikiforov is. He’s a creature unto himself.  His experiences are so drastically different from the experiences of everyone he knows that he literally has no one to relate to.

It creates distance. It makes him untouchable. 

And Viktor? Viktor is so fucking starved for genuine human contact and connection by the time he meets Yuuri that he’s willing to take himself halfway across the planet to get it.

With all of this known, can you imagine how powerful it was for Viktor to hear Yuuri say, “I just want you to be yourself, that’s all I need”?

It’s probably reason number one (of roughly ten thousand) for why Viktor fell in love with Yuuri.

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“As Victor watches, dumbstruck, he realizes that while Love is playing the harp masterfully and would’ve no doubt garnered attention for that alone, it’s not only that which has everyone in a trance. It’s watching him play, watching deft fingers pluck on the strings and the serene expression on his face that’s truly captivating.”

Dancing Daffodils has taken over my life. And for the record, @grayclouds, this is all your fault. ༼ಢ_ಢ༽

Yuuri spends the first Eurovision after he arrives in Russia completely and utterly astounded by how fucking savage the Europeans all are to each other.

The entire Russian fam spends one glorious week in perfect harmony, camped out on Viktor’s couch. 

Russia gives Switzerland a bad score and Yuuri isn’t sure what Ich werde sie mit meinen blosen Händen erwürgen! means, but the fact that Chris is shouting that at Viktor over Skype doesn’t bode well. 

Mila and Sara have broken up with each other four times today

Emil and Michele are sending each other thinly-veiled death threats over Twitter. 

Yuuri tells Viktor that he liked Australia’s entry and everyone in the room turns to look at him with such betrayal in their eyes that Yuuri has to re-translate the words into English just to make sure that he didn’t misspeak and insult someone’s mother. It’s the only context in which Viktor Nikiforov has ever uttered the words I want a divorce.