“Skating is something that heavily depends on how you’re feeling and there’ll definitely be times when you feel like you absolutely hate it. When you do it well, it’s the greatest feeling in the world and when you don’t, it’s the single most frustrating thing ever and you start to think that maybe you don’t like it as much anymore. But you’ll always have the people who’d stand by you no matter what. When things don’t go your way, these are the people, people like your parents, or others around you like your coach, who’d tell you exactly what you need to hear (even if it’s not necessarily what you want to hear) and they’d be doing it because they know you can do better, so it’d be wise to listen.
And as you grow older, you may find yourself going through rebellious phases and getting angry quite a lot, and you’d maybe think that all these people around you should just mind their own business and leave you alone, and that’s natural. But it’d be awesome if you could grow up to become someone who is able to understand where they’re coming from and cherish all the support that’s selflessly being given to you.”
-Yuzuru HANYU, at the ISU World Championship 2014 Small Medal Ceremony, answering an 8 year-old skater’s question about what they (the skaters on stage) feel is most important to them when it comes to skating
Source: Taken from 04:18~04:26 of [this video] for the little girl’s question and 00:00~01:32 of [this video] for the big boy’s answer.
(Note: He answered it after Tatsuki and Javi cos he wasn’t prepared to give one only to find out that he’d basically skipped his turn. I think they somehow let him say his piece later, though, cos he was looking really sulky and isn’t it a good thing that they did?)
Hey, would you be able recommend some good soulmate au fics? Thx
Woah! Thanks for all these requests everyone! Hey.. do you know who’s trash for soulmate AUs? (Spoiler alert: it’s me) I might be a little too obsessed with these fics…
Anyway, I have lots of recommendations, I hope you all enjoy!
On Cruelty and Confusion by Torchlite, Teen, 6.8k (WIP) The timers show three sets of numbers: the wearer’s heart rate, their soulmate’s heart rate, and the number of heartbeats until they see each other in person. Viktor’s timer goes off the moment he lays eyes on Yuuri. Yuuri’s does not. Great soulmate timer AU!
and I finally see by xshiroi_aki, Mature, 2.2k Yuuri was used to his world being cold and colourless, he was ready to accept the fact that he was never going to find his soulmate. Until one day, said Viktor Nikiforov appears at his family onsen, and then suddenly, his vision of the world bleeds into what it is supposed to be. Lovely, quick AU!
solo and pair by calciseptine, Teen, 17k (WIP) A year later, when Victor gets silver for his division at the ISU World Figure Skating Championship, Yuuri enters puberty. When the last snow melts and the cherry blossoms unfold—Yuuri’s mark blooms painless and white above his heart. An amazing soulmate-identifying mark AU!
Strawberry Bubblegum by rightofpostponement, Teen, 20k (WIP) Victor was tired; tired of trying to surprise people, tired of living without love, and tired of making history without anyone to share it with. It takes one night, one dance, and 16 flutes of champagne for Victor’s life to be flipped on its head.
String of Fate by Errolina, Gen, 4.3k Katsuki Yuuri had always wondered why his string had pulled at that moment. Maybe it was his dedication to this sport or maybe it was his own selfishness to try to win. Yuuri ignored the pull. I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH PLEASE READ IT
What is Love? (Baby Don’t Hurt Me) by ScreamHoney, Teen, 20k (WIP) Katsuki Yuuri has ignored the pain in his back since the first time he caught sight of his soulmate’s mark when he was 12. Viktor Nikiforov deserved someone a little more special than a nobody like Yuuri, and until he proved himself, Yuuri was going to keep ignoring the pain, no matter how long it affects his life. Soulmark AU! Thumbs up!
Never Enough by Jesse_Rae, Teen, 22k (WIP) Victor had counted down the days until he would meet his soulmate. Yuuri didn’t believe in soulmates. However, as fate would have it, they were soulmates. Time identifying soulmate clocks AU! Definitely recommend!
Everything on Fire by SakanatoAi, Teen, 28k (WIP) In an alternate universe where the physical closeness between two soulmates is measured by body temperature, Yuuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov have spent their entire lives chasing after fleeting moments of warmth. Great and different soulmate AU!
This photo gave me more years of life.
I am very proud of both, no doubt this image will always be my favorite because of its great significance.
There are no words to describe the wonderful and beautiful friendship between Javier and Yuzuru.
YUZURU HANYU: WORLD CHAMPION 2017
The many faces in the waiting area 😂😂
Yuzu: (looking at team usa) why-u-dancing face
Also Yuzu: YASSSSS NUMBER 1
Perfect FS, boy, you sure deserve that number 1👆👆👆👆👆