What is umfbamha? I keep hearing about it but idek what it is?
i am so glad you asked.
‘…Of all the rivalries in the world of sports over the years, perhaps none has become so legendary as that of Russian figure skater Viktor Nikiforov and his rival, Japanese Yuuri Katsuki…’
A single event changes the course of Yuuri’s life, throwing him into a bitter rivalry with Viktor Nikiforov that spans across his entire skating career. But as the years go on, rivalry and hatred begin to develop into something very different and Yuuri doesn’t seem to be able to stay away, no matter how hard he tries.
Hatred and love are two sides of the same coin and even though everything changes, some things are still meant to be.
basically, it’s an agonizing rivals au slowburn with fantastic little social media bits aka outsider povs in the middle. it’s completely from yuuri’s pov, and since he’s a notoriously unreliable narrator, we’ll be getting the whole story from victor’s pov too after this one is finished! which is after next week, since chapter 14 is going to be the last one. it’s going to be extremely painful and i cannot wait. just thinking about it makes me heart physically hurt. wow, amazing.
the fic is updated every other week, and chapter 13 just came out last sunday. it was amazing. it seems like the fic has developed it’s own fandom, which is very interesting but not really surprising, considering how thirsty the fandom is and how good the fic is. it was bound to happen. SO, the fic’s fandom has been sort of dying from The Feels™ ever since and trying to cope with the agony by talking about the fic excessively. this is the part you’ve seen. now it’s time for you to see what the fuss is about and join us in our pain.
(since the fic causes such tremendous suffering to anyone who reads it, we now have a umfbamha support group on discord. please join us if you need to. we are here for you.)