evil talk

I’m confused abour why people hate Pete and Andre so much tbh. I can get Pete I guess? He’s an asshole at the beginning, definitely with everyone there, but then he proceeds to show concern, to look for his friend rather than getting himself (and his cameraman) out alive instead. Then after being captured he’s stabbed until he collaspes, but still finds the energy to literally fucking launch himself at someone about to attack Clancy and actually save said man’s life at the cost of his own.

And Andre? All he ever did was call out Pete when he was being a cunt, before getting impaled on a pipe. Literally that’s it.

Idk, I don’t understand the sins they committed I guess ???

viktor nikiforov is evil. not the “sabotage your bf to not win gold” kind of evil as so many people insist on seeing him, but the “will slide his freezing cold hands under your clothes” kind of evil.

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What if …

- Cinder was raised by Levana instead of being almost killed by her?

- Scarlet grew up on Luna rather than on Earth with her grandmother?

- Cress hadn’t been born a shell but inherited the gift from her parents?

- Winter never promised herself to not use her glamour but to serve her queen?

May I present:

Crown princess Selene Blackburn

Alpha Scarlet Benoit

Dr. Crescent Moon Darnel

Head Thaumaturge Winter Hayle

tfw you know its not endgame but you gotta enjoy the little things the creators make you hope for :’)

Something I'd like to see in the show
  • Queen Moon Butterfly: "You'd fight for Mewni?"
  • Buff Frog: "Mewni is home. But make no mistake- I vould never fight for you. You have left my people in the dust. They are your's to vatch over, and you leave them to starve. I will never be behind you."
  • King River Butterfly: ...
  • Queen Moon Butterfly: ...
  • Buff Frog: "I vould never fight for you, but I will always fight for the true future of Mewni. I fight for a future I can trust in."
  • Buff Frog: "I fight for Star Butterfly."

I might be completly wrong in this and yall have free pass to come scrub it in my face when YOI ends, but like…. I don’t think the whole point of the show is having an antagonist?

Yes, compared to what we know of almost every character (and the writers put some effort in telling why they skate, what are their motivations and a little bit of everyone’s past), Viktor can seem a little… Off? Because the writers don’t dwell as much on his thoughts, and there’s very little we know about him (except he likes surprising people and he’s bored of winning at this point).

(I mean, look at this smile. It looks really fucking fake, even for someone thats 24/7 cheery af like Viktor.)

And while this might seem a bit iffy, considering we’re already halfway to the end of the show, I kind of just want to point out that Yuri on Ice is, mainly, about Yuuri (duh, Heloisa, you say, but hold on a second). And Yuuri’s development is really tightly walking together with Viktor’s. Through those episodes, it’s clear that Yuuri has a lot of talent and skill. He is perfectly capable of suceeding (as shown by the perfect copy of Viktor’s routine that won him another gold), except for the fact that he’s insecure and a very anxious person. He still pretty much anxious, even by episode 6, when he is able to perform Eros perfectly, as shown by the fact that he is freaking out about being first place. But I think that this is where Viktor comes through: Yuuri is dealing with his feelings way better this time. He is opening up to someone, which we all know he’s very wary of doing. He doesn’t like showing weakness, don’t like people thinking less of him. But he feels safe when Viktor is listening (the beach scene anyone?). And that’s really important! This is a really nice example of a healthy relationship.

(This is actually the most pure scene is the story of media, fight me on this.)

So, back to my point. Until now, he have been following closely Yuuri’s story, since his failure at the Grand Prix (that wrecked him) and his decision to get back up, to try ice skating, to go “well, I really love this thing, and so I’m going to keep trying, even if my body hurts and I’m tired and upset still”. When Viktor shows up, this resolve strenghtens, and Viktor puts him back on intensive training. Not only that, but Viktor urges him to be more confident and sure of himself. Viktor makes himself available to Yuuri, pushing ever so slightly until Yuuri is able to come to him and talk about what he’s feeling. But! There’s one more thing. It’s not only Yuuri that’s benefiting from it.

(Compare this man’s joy in this pic to the first one. I mean… Yuuri isn’t even close to winning the Grand Prix yet, but Viktor is more happy at his routine – this is before the scores came out – than when he won the gold medal for the 500th time.)

Some speculations have surfaced about Viktor being a very lonely person, which might or might not be true. But well. He was a child prodigy, reached fame at a very young age, and has been in the spotlight ever since, grew under it, every move hyperanalysed to exhaustion. As charming and extroverted as the guy is, that must be tiring. Which probably had a huge impact on his decision to just drop his career and go “well, look at this kid performing my routine better than I did. It would be a shame if I didn’t fly to Japan to coach him”. While we aren’t 100% sure of his full motivations (except Viktor does say that Yuuri creates music when he performs, and that sounds pretty much enough of a motivation, considering that Viktor wants to surprise and be surprised and wants passion, most of all) and past and wishes, etc, etc. What we have of Viktor right now is his development very strongly intertwined with Yuuri’s.

And, I mean… Viktor looks absolutely thrilled with Yuuri. Even more than Yuuri himself because, even when he’s building his confidence, Yuuri is still aware that a) people aren’t taking him that seriously just yet, b) everyone wants Viktor back to performing and c) most think Viktor is wasting his time. So, honestly, tha fact that Yuuri basically raises the middle finger (although, yes, metaphorically) with his performance to every single one of these people, because he doesn’t care how much they cry out, he did fucking stole Viktor. Deal with it, he says. So it’s safe to assume Viktor is more than slightly encouraging Yuuri to think like that.

Would all of this be necessary if Viktor was only doing this because he wants to create a new competitor worth of his time (when, I don’t know, Yurio seems strong enough to steal Viktor of his first place without so much extra care)? Would all this endless flirting and touching and intimacy be necessary to build up Yuuri’s confidence? Would Viktor actually say Yuuri to seduce him just to, you know, build His Straight Friend confidence? Would Viktor do all of this just to get more attention, when the reactions of everyone of their closeness isn’t even of shock at this point? Like, Phichit posts a picture of Viktor half naked all over Yuuri on the internet and the worries are “will people think I’m fooling around before competition?” and not that he’s fooling around with Viktor instead? Besides some embarassed reactions like Minami watching them hug, the whole affectionate thingy isn’t really a surprise anymore. Sure, photographers took a lot of pictures of Viktor and Yuuri hugging during the Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu Championship but, as showed on episode 6, Viktor is all over Yuuri any chance he’s got.

On live television, also… Just like Yuuri’s love confession (also, I super recommend reading this post on Yuuri’s speech. Just read all of OP’s posts because great analysis! And great translations!).

So, anyway, my point is that, if Viktor is doing this for pure and only his personal gain, he takes his objectives really fucking overboard and should get some sort of acting prize.

And my other point is that, if the show ends up making Viktor some sort of evil-only self-absorbed selfish douchebag, it won’t be a plot twist, it will be bad writing and very misleading (and I’m not only saying this because of the past episodes: both the open and ending of the anime are very upbeating; the tone of the anime and its writing are overall light, even when dealing with hard issues; etc).

Also can we just drop the whole narrative of same sex/gender relationships always having heavy drama, because it’s really getting tiring at this point. The drama is the Grand Prix, it’s all these fucking skaters trying their best and falling and getting up again, it’s the literal depression Yuuri went through and is trying to get out of with the help of Viktor and everyone else. That’s enough drama, don’t yall think?

Neutral Glossaryck

Ok, I wasn’t going to say much about this, but I saw a lot of people taking him as a “traitor” and I have to take a stand.

Listen guys, there’s a reason why Glossaryck doesn’t have a side, a simple and unchanging fact that most of the fandom is ignoring or doesn’t remember.

As Glossaryck said to Star in “Raid the Cave”, he belongs to the book and the book belongs to Ludo now. By that, what he means is “I can only help whoever has the book”.

He can’t have a side.

To help you guys to understand this on a better way, think on the “Joker” letter. It’s a letter to multiple functions in most playing card, it literally can be placed with any other card, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad letter, the thing is that it can only benefits who owns it and who this person chooses to help.

That’s Glossaryck case here, he belongs to the book and now it’s on Ludo’s hands, if Toffee is controling Ludo or not, it’s out of his control. He has a role to play and that’s all he can do, so he might as well do what he can.

That’s why he couldn’t go to Star - Because Star no longer owns the book (it doesn’t means that scene hurt less though. This also applies to the fact he says that they’re not “friends”, who would be taking her side if he did then) It doesn’t mean he didn’t wanted to go, it means he has his hands tied. Yes, maybe he also did for training her, but he also can’t show a favoritism due to his nature.

Even in the scene when he confess that to Toffee he shows a bit of uneasiness and even a bit of annoyance by talking slow and pausing. He knows the consequences, he’s well aware, but he can’t hide it. 

He’s not a traitor, he’s a joker letter.

Just like the wand, Glossaryck can be either good or bad depending on who has it; he’s a neutral “object” that plays as the person who has it wants.

Does this means Ludo/Toffee’s victory is guaranteed?

No. When a person has a joker the person must know how to use and wisely. It need strategy, if waste your joke on a wrong move, you lose. And that’s the situation: Star can overcome the “joker” if she learns  the game and comes with a better strategy and cards, she still can win and she also knows that, that’s why she’s taking things more serious she “can’t sit still” and she knows that.

I have a few more observations on the scne, but that goes off topic, so for later.

What you guys need to undertand is: Glossaryck didn’t betray or turned sides to anyone, he just cannot take sides. 

He’s not evil or good, he’s neutral.

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LISTEN…. i love everything about this dialog but the part that absolutely blew my mind was just… tony wondering if ultron can still be good…… listen to me…. this is something i miss so much in both the mcu and most comics nowadays…. my son… the guy who would hire ex-convicts without looking at their records at all… the guy who would wax lyrical about the value of second chances with minimal prompting… the guy who was manipulated by villains multiple times exactly because he was so intense about Believing That People Can Get Better… the guy who fell in love with villains multiple times…. the guy who refused to kill based on the premise that everyone deserves a chance to turn themselves around… the guy who looked at the system that fostered a crime instead of condemning the criminal…. the guy who hasn’t given up on you even after you gave up on yourself… listen……. LISTEN….. MY SON……..

P L U S that delicious contextual layer of ULTRON HAS HIS BRAINWAVES SO REALLY TONY’S WORRIES ALSO TIE BACK TO THE HOPES HE HAS FOR HIMSELF AND HIS SELF-IMAGE and anyway this event is 739283629x better than the actual movie it’s based on lmao