On the topic of story threads I somehow forgot despite how important they are.
This is a thread I somehow all but forgot until episode 12, even if it’s actually one of my favorite details about Yuuri and also one very important to him getting to a healthier place mentally. We learn very early how much of a contradiction our protagonist can be, how Yuuri both puts so little confidence in himself and his skating and also has dreams of not just reaching Victor through his skating but also of winning, of becoming even better than Victor one day.
Who even his first year in the GPF, was aiming for gold. Even if he never voiced that before this year, before he had Victor’s confidence to help him, he tells us he didn’t go into the GP thinking he’d lose.
So a very important part of that becoming better for himself, of winning for himself, is not making Victor an end-post but instead a marker. Of trying to aim past him, and not just trying to reach his level and stay there.
So when Victor actually calls him on it
On only reaching so far
And calling that enough
That is so fucking important for Yuuri’s character growth.
Because Yuuri can only get so far until he fully does try to reach even higher heights than the Living Legend himself. Until he’s willing to consistently see himself as someone who could be competition for Victor.
And that’s part of why Victor not retiring is going to help Yuuri in his too large dream for just one person, of striving ever onwards.
Kei’s trying his best to school a face of indifference but he can’t because Kuroo’s here and Kuroo’s standing right next to me and Kuroo’s taking a selfie with me and Kuroo and Kuroo and
I apologize for the delay! I started this about two weeks ago, but then I suddenly got really, really into needle knitting and neglected to work on it (I am currently donning my freshly knit teal garter-stitch scarf I named Orange. I am content and currently in the middle of a cream-coloured mistake-stitch scarf (◡‿◡✿)).
I drew this in celebration of my city finally getting some epic snowfall. I’m so excited for the holidays!
I used FireAlpaca to make this! Thank you to the anon who recommended this software to me ( ˘ ³˘)♥, I quite like it.
Thank you reading and uh, looking at my drawing teehee
even though homecoming was never a single, a part of me wishes that green day did a music video for that song as well. like the jesus of suburbia music video shows jimmy leaving home in pursuit of a new life and the homecoming one would be like a parallel that shows him returning home after the chaotic events of american idiot