i made my self a little sad when i was trying to look into the scene by the Ocean.
why did victor look so angsty? is he thinking of his future with yuri? yurio stop being rude to your dad 8(. what does yurio mean that “Victor nikiforov is dead”? is this a subtle hint to how russia would react to their engagement?
is he and mackachin saying goodbye to Russia at the end credits? VICTOR WHY ARE YOU ANGSTY???????????????????????
ANYWAYS. a quick doodle to cheer me (and a bunch of people) up.
JUST THIS ONE FUCKING SCREENSHOT THERE IS SO MUCH HAPPENING. SO MUCH HAPPENING IN ONE PICTURE. OKAY LET’S BREAK IT DOWN
YURIO IS SO ANGRY HERE. SO ANGRY AND SO DISHEVELED. IS HE ANGRY THAT HE IS DISHEVELED. IS HE ANGRY THAT YUURI IS GRINDIN ALL OVER VIKTOR’S ASS RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM N IT’S GROSS FOR OUR SMOL CHILD TO SEE. IS HE ANGRY BECAUSE VIKTOR MADE HIM THAT PROMISE AND NO DRUNK ASS KATSUDON IS GONNA TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIM, ESP WITH A TIE AROUND HIS HEAD AND PANTS LONG GONE
CHRIS IS LIKE THE EXACT OPPOSITE??? like he can’t be disheveled bc he got absolutely no clothes on, none at all. aND HE IS FUCKING HAPPY. AND PROBABLY INTRIGUED BY THIS SKATER WHO IS APPARENTLY BOMB AT POLE DANCING. ((also lookit that blush chris probably came all over the pole like srsly chris why u gotta make everything all slippery)) but like. look at that smile. those lips making the o face like ‘oooo dis boi he gooood’ chris u are too sexual for your life
AND HERE IS OUR POOR, PURE, SWEET KATSUDON FATALE who is apparently now more noodle than katsudon hE BE ROLLING AND GRINDING HIMSELF ALL OVER VIKTORS ASS (im kidding that’s viktor’s crotch, u do u yuuri) and honestly can we get yuuri drunk in every party just so we can see Noodle!Yuuri and Angry-and-Disheveled!Yurio please PLEASE
and finally we have the most normal expression of all, the expression of the living legend five-time world champion skater viktor nikiforov who is also coincidentally being climbed like a coconut tree right this moment. HOW IS HE SO CALM. IT’S LIKE HE’S USED TO THIS HAPPENING, IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT THE GUY DOING IT THIS TIME IS ACTUALLY RLY CUTE????? HE’S NOT FREAKING OUT NOPE NOT AT ALL. VITYA’S EXPRESSION IS LITERALLY JUST LIKE “o hello there may i help u”
but also consider this is right after their dance off so maybe more like “o hello there may we get married right now if ur not too busy grindin on me”
and, well, to wrap this up. we have these poor, innocent bystanders
In summary, they didn’t ask for this but we totally did
i think i got carried away but srsly guys this goddamn screenshot idk i’m sure there are a ton more scenes like this but drunk!yuuri causes the best incidents
One little thing about the banquet reveal that left me unsure whether to laugh or weep
I know the fandom’s collectively lose their minds over poor Victor for crushing on a guy who doesn’t remember grinding him, but has anyone talked about Victor’s face right before Yuuri revealed that he forgot the whole thing?
because here he is, thinking that’s Yuuri’s gonna talk about how he made Victor falls head-over-heels with his superb dance moves invited five-time-consecutive world champion Victor Nikiforov to be his coach.
yea tell them babe tell them how you make me yours with your half-naked eros *bashfully lowering my gaze*
preparing to hear bae narrate the beginning of our epic love story then we can announce our engagement, my memory of the night I first saw bae half-naked is very fond -
WELL WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT GOES LOL
Poor Victor lol I feel so sorry for the gorgeous Russian man T_T
We see episode 10 almost all through Viktor’s perspective, note how Yuuri is shown sleeping at both the beginning and the end,
because this is Victor’s episode and not Yuuri’s and Victor has a wildly different perspectives on things, emphasized by the banquet reveal.
But lets think about ep 10 if we assume that Yuuri was going to follow through on his thoughts in ep 9.
I’ve seen some complaint that ep 11 feels weak or lacks foreshadowing, and I think it may have too subtle, but it was built up if you stop and think about it.
In particular if we accept the idea that Yuuri is doing everything in episode 10 as his last day to spend with Victor:
1) explains why he asks for Victor to take him sight seeing and shopping because he knows Victor loves this sort of stuff even if as Victor notes that this isn’t something Yuuri is into, which once again suggests he was doing it for Victor.
This then doubles as a sort of character development moment for Yuuri because look at him be sensitive to the wants of another person. The fact that the blu-ray changed it to Yuuri winking at Victor, something associated with Victor not Yuuri, emphasizes the fact that this wasn’t about Yuuri’s personal desire to sight see. It was his personal desire to spend time with Victor and see Victor enjoy himself.
Also note how Yuuri is looking in the opposite direction from Victor as Victor is theorizing about why Yuuri decided on sightseeing and the answer he comes up with is that Yuuri is just so stressed that he’s reacting strangely. This isn’t the case, thus Yuuri looking in another direction.
2) Also this might partly explain why Yuuri freaks out about the nuts as much as he does, on one hand he is an anxious person, but his insistence on replacing the bag makes a lot of sense if you consider its really about Yuuri freaking out over there being an unpleasant flaw in what’s supposed to be his perfect last day with Victor.
In the scene right after Yuri and Otabek agree to be friends Victor narrates “Back to my story” which is funny, but also emphasizes the fact that this is really being told from Victor’s POV who because he was absent at the Rostelcom doesn’t really have a clue about what Yuuri has decided.
This is also why when they exchange rings Yuuri does it with all the significant and romantic subtext there is, but he doesn’t explicitly say anything because on one hand Yuuri speaks with his actions not his words sort of guy, but also he knows this is the end but gold with its symbolism of eternity (a whole other post tbh) it embodies his desire to be tied to Victor even though he knows they’re going to be separated soon.
Thus his complicated reaction to the engagement where he gets a weird determined face at Victor for calling it that, but he doesn’t vocally confirm because he can’t make that sort of promise at this point in time.
Tldr: if you read episode 10 from Yuuri’s POV it’s actually really sad.
i love this part enough that i wasn’t satisfied with the slow panning up of the ‘camera’ - i decided to copy and paste the images together to show the whole thing at once. thought i’d post it here in case others felt the same way (and also so i can find it again)