i don't care about you fellowes i have my own canon okay

batkray  asked:

I love yuuram so much😍😍😍. I want more canon about yuuram if you don't mind . And the novel end or still released ?

Hello fellow yuuram fan!

I’m glad you’re enjoying my yuuram posts ^^

In regards to yuuram in the novels, I’ve only done till novel 14 ( 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14| ) there’s some more goodies in 15; but 16 and 17 have very few yuuram, mainly because the two are in different places.

There are nonetheless many wonderful side stories, like misepan 2, do you want an exorcism, and many other yuuram stories for you to read in the same place where you can find the novels. My suggestion is read them all.

All the main novels have been translated (there’s one gaiden that’s missing).
The novels have not ended yet, but have been on hiatus for 7 years. We’re always waiting for a new one to be released. There’s not much one can do but support the series and keep waiting.

There’s some more information in regards to the interpretation of the novels here, and here. Yuuri and Wolfram’s daily routine, here.

But if we’re talking about general aspects of the yuuram relationship, there are five main points that are very important to me:

1. Novel 9, chapter 9. When Yuuri believes Wolfram is dead and reacts in a way he has never done before or since (let’s recap: Gunter, Conrad, and Josak all ‘died’ in front of him at some point). With Wolf, he loses it. He turns into the maou. He swears vengeance. And then, even though Wolfram is okay and Yuuri knows this; Yuuri acts permanently scarred by this situation (all the way to novel 17 where he mentions it again and how much Wolfram ‘dying’ troubled him to that very day). 

2. Novel 9, chapter 9: There’s a scene that can be interpreted as them kissing. But the way the scene is narrated makes it impossible to tell if they did or not. I analyzed this scene here.

3. Novel 14 chapter 7: The bed scene. Since the scene where Yuuri is ‘honest about his feelings’ , ‘because he doesn’t have the strength to pretend anymore’ is cut short, we don’t know what happened next.  In ‘From Shin Makoku with love” he will complain to Conrad about Wolfram not sleeping with him in the boat (this is because of what Gunter did to him in that room ). So after the bed scene (and we see this again in CD71, which continues the novel canon) Yuuri wants Wolfram in his bed, and complains if he’s not there. We do know that much.

4. Misepan 2 (post novel 17) : In Misepan 2, Yuuri wanted to cover Wolfram’s chest and didn’t want anyone to see it acting very jealous. (He couldn’t even understand himself why he was so jealous). After that he says one of the most wonderful lines ever (some lines for context)

(Wolfram) “If I was in trouble, and I was missing something important. And you had one that was exactly the same ….“ 

(Yuuri) “I’d lend it to you, of course”

I thought about this, literally with my hands on his chest. In fact, with my hand, that was pressed against his chest, I could feel that the speed of my partner’s and my heartbeat was the same. Anyone would get blood rushing to their brains when they’re seriously thinking about something. When I could calm down a little, I let out a small sigh.

(Yuuri) “Or rather, when it comes to things that I can give you, I would give you anything, Wolf.”

So in Misepan 2, he promises to give Wolfram anything he wants AND says that he and Wolfram feel the same for each other. Aight.

5. Do you want an exorcism? (post novel 17): Overall, this is a wonderful story that foreshadows how Yuuri’s soul/memory problem will be fixed. But there’s one line here that makes all the difference in the world.

I remember that right before I read this story, there was a conyuu fan claiming that Yuuri didn’t say that Wolfram was beautiful because he liked him, but simply because he was stating Wolfram was good looking…. 

And lo and behold! Takabayashi-sensei seemed to be aware of this interpretation and wanted to destroy it, which is why she wrote yet another wonderful line for Yuuri, this time, it’s an inner monologue (in italic):

And because of that rich VARIETY in the configuration, mazoku is more an ethnicity than a race.

You have from kotsuhizoku, kotsuchizoku, and bone fish who are living creatures, even though they are just bones, to the seasonal migrating tribe of half-humanoid, half-fish maidmer princesses. As for the humanoid ones, there are regular looking ones like me or Conrad, but there are also some who are super beautiful like Günter or Wolfram…………. as for the last one, this is just a little bit of my own personal bias, but it makes no difference if he’s beautiful or not.

So finally he said it! Wolfram is beautiful, but he doesn’t care. He doesn’t care if he’s beautiful or not, he likes him all the same. That phrase is really important, because he has spent LONG LONG paragraphs in the novels describing Wolfram and his beauty in poetic ways… saying things like  ‘after all this time, I should be used to it, but omg! He’s so gorgeous I wanna die!’ (I’m paraphrasing XD) and now, bam! ‘Yeah, he’s super hot, but it doesn’t matter.’

This is one of my favorite phrases, Yuuri saying he doesn’t care what Wolfie looks like. 

So there! My top 5 Yuuram moments/stories!


othelo  asked:

I know it's been a good half a year since I've procrastinated your analyses but I want to know your thoughts on the following: what do you happened to Wirt's dad?

[Over the Garden Wall spoilers follow]

Hey Nne! This is such a fantastic question and I love that you’re asking me it! I have thought a lot about Wirt’s father (and everything else to do with Wirt), and it turns out I have more than enough for a rather lengthy post without veering wildly into Gravity Falls crossover territory, which would make things cumbersome and wouldn’t answer your question. (For the record, though, I am firmly convinced that Wirt’s father is one Shermie Pines.)

First off, the little that we know for certain. Wirt’s dad is out of the picture. He’s been out of the picture long enough for Wirt’s mother to have moved on, remarried and had another son who’s at least five years old. Wirt is in high school–I would guess he’s sixteen at the oldest. Despite the fact that his father has been gone for a good chunk of his existence, and that his stepfather and his half-brother have likewise been around for some time, he has quite deliberately refused to settle into the situation:

Wirt: Once again you ruin my life.
Greg: Who, me?
Wirt: Ugh! You and your stupid dad! You’re always prodding me, trying to get me to join marching band. (“Into the Unknown”)

Wirt doesn’t see his stepfather as a member of his family, but as “[Greg’s] stupid dad,” an interloper living under his roof. It seems that Greg’s father has taken steps to draw Wirt out of himself and that Wirt hasn’t accepted these overtures any more than he’s accepted Greg’s. The whole situation is sketched out in just two lines of dialogue, but we can instantly understand how it’s shaped his attitude toward Greg, the product of the second marriage, the person whose appearance ruined his life by sealing the deal on his mother’s new relationship. It’s interesting to note (look at that artistic minimalism!) that this is one of a mere two references to Wirt and Greg’s parents in the series–the first, obviously, from Wirt’s off-the-cuff ditty in “Songs of the Dark Lantern”: “My name is Wirt and his name is Greg / We’re related ‘cause my mom remarried and then gave birth to him with my stepdad.”

What am I getting at? Throughout all this, Wirt’s father isn’t directly referred to at all.

Not once. We can only infer his existence from the other available details: we know that he was married to Wirt’s mother and that he isn’t anymore. In other words, Wirt’s father isn’t a presence, but an absence–a gaping hole whose effect on Wirt’s trajectory is instantly recognizable. It fascinates me that with all the guesses I’ve run across, even in a series fraught with specters of all shapes, I’ve never seen anyone speculate that Wirt’s father might be dead. There’s nothing to contradict it–we only have mention of a remarriage, not of a separation–and Wirt’s attitude toward his mother’s new husband could just as easily be explained by a stubborn, Hamletesque devotion to his father’s memory. But no one’s gone there, because we instinctively feel that Wirt was not merely bereaved but abandoned. His particular line of insecurity–namely, an almost total lack of trust in his fellow human beings–is very telling, as is his refusal to make a stir in the world. That children of divorce commonly blame themselves and their own actions for the separation is proverbial to the point of cliché. Wirt has survived the years since his father’s departure by keeping his head down, beset by the fear that if he does anything noticeable–confess to his crush, play the clarinet in public–something bad will happen.

We do have a canon appearance by Wirt’s dad, of course, but it’s not in the series. It’s at the end of the For Sara tape:

Baby Wirt: Say chicky!
Wirt’s dad: Okay.
Baby Wirt: Chicky!
Wirt’s dad: Chicky!
Baby Wirt: Now let’s listen to it.
Wirt’s dad: Okay! But don’t touch it, Wirt. Uh-uh. You can use this when you’re older.

A little glimpse into his father’s personality. He’s got quite a bit in common with Wirt: an affinity for cassette tapes, a level of hesitation around children–you can imagine Wirt playing with a young Greg like this, but you can also imagine him telling Greg not to touch his stuff. (And there’s the obvious question: why is Wirt erasing over his father’s old tapes? What does that say about the relationship? I think there’s some bitterness there, or at least a closing of the door.)

There’s a further story to be gained from Wirt’s character arc, if we’re willing to enter the realm of reasonable speculation. Wirt’s journey primarily has to do with responsibility–responsibility toward a young child whom he finds difficult and frequently wishes he could lose altogether: “I don’t want anything to do with you or that frog.” Throughout the story, Wirt is so wrapped up in himself that he neglects Greg, allowing him to wander on his own: “I don’t care what you do.” He negates his own responsibility for himself by hoisting the blame for their problems onto his brother’s tiny shoulders, refusing to admit his own role in the chain of events that got them lost. Wirt is not a bad kid, but until the fear of losing Greg snaps him out of his passiveness, he’s a terrible guardian.

I believe that he’s unconsciously echoing the pattern laid out for him by his own father, the person who should have been looking out for him when he himself was young like Greg. And if that’s the case, we can suppose that Wirt’s dad lacked responsibility and didn’t feel ready to be a father. So eventually he just gave up. Like Wirt lying down among the leaves, blind to how his surrender to the elements must inevitably affect Greg (he barely seems to realize that his decision to give up on going home is also a decision to leave Greg stranded in the woods), he was so focused on himself that he didn’t think about how his departure would affect his son.

Wirt does have a positive father figure in the story, but it’s not his own dad: it’s the Woodsman, a father himself, who tells him in the very first episode, “Boy! You have it backwards! You are the elder child! You are responsible for you and your brother’s actions!” I can’t imagine that Wirt’s dad was a bad person. I think he cared about Wirt: he played with him and did all that silly stuff people do with their kids. Likewise, Wirt always cared about Greg, even if it wasn’t enough. But there’s that crucial difference: Wirt ultimately breaks the pattern set by his father when he assumes personal responsibility and becomes the older brother that Greg needs. He doesn’t leave Greg to wander in the woods, and he doesn’t despair of getting him home alive when the Beast tries to make him believe it’s a lost cause. You can read Over the Garden Wall as the story of Wirt taking the responsibility for his brother that his own father never took for him.