mad russian

Welcome to the madness
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Victor:</b> why are kids are so sexual nowadays?<p/><b>Yurio:</b> oh shut up, it wasn't that bad. You and Yuuri were all over each other.<p/><b>Victor:</b> correction; we danced a loving coreography about the separation of soulmates. what you and Otabek did out there got banned in 24 countries worldwide, young man.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>

I feel like Yuri skating to “Welcome to the Madness” is his version of having a Tumblr blog with the title “welcome to my twisted mind”


Yuri Plisetsky is the definition of teenage rebel. He spends practice time on his phone, he’s a little brat to everyone except for the few people he likes, and he acts grumpy like it’s in style. Throughout the series, he’s had this cool exterior and has been dead set on not letting anyone in and even trying to end relationships before they begin (see: Yuuri Katsuki). He would do anything to protect his image of being the best, and this is clearly shown in the WTTM manga where he says he was upset Katsuki beat him in the free skate scores even if he ended up winning gold. 

Yuri Plisetsky wants to be the best and feels he has a lot to prove. 

When he saw Victor go on the ice during Yuuri’s exhibition and Yuri went wild, it was no surprise he would end up going wild and doing something to completely clash the feeling of Victuuri’s skate. Yuri not only wants to be the best, but he wants to be remembered. 

Which is why Welcome to the Madness makes sense. 

He seems to be showing off the signs of teen wanting to grow up too fast syndrome, which everyone goes through. This could be his breakthrough moment, showing that he can be the Eros he once desired in the beginning of the series. He choreographed it himself for crying out loud. 

His creation of WTTM could come from the fact that he is inspired by Victor Nikiforov, shown in how he wants him so desperately to be his coach in the beginning. Victor was always striving for a new angle, to surprise the audience, and Yuri could have picked up on that. He could have wanted something completely different than the purity of Agape and the beauty of Allegro and decided to do a 180. He wanted to show how good of a skater he was by skating to different types of music and expressing different emotions. He wanted the audience to feel something as he skated. 

I don’t feel that WTTM is out of character for him, in fact I was the opposite of surprised when he came onto the ice with his dark clothes and sex appeal. He’s just a boy who wants to prove himself and be as well versed as he can and I think the creators did an amazing job showing the dynamic of his character with the addition of his exhibition skate. 


December 30th 1916: Rasputin killed

On this day in 1916, by the new style calendar, Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin was killed in St. Petersburg, aged 47. Born to a peasant family around 1869, Rasputin received little formal education, and joined a monastery before leaving to travel around Europe and the Middle East. He eventually arrived in St. Petersburg, where he cultivated a reputation as a mystic and a faith healer, and found a place in the Russian court of Tsar Nicholas II. Rasputin acted as an adviser to the tsar’s wife Alexandra, who sought help for her son Alexei’s hemophilia, which the mystic appeared to help alleviate; he thus secured a place as Alexandra’s personal adviser. As the credibility and popularity of the tsar’s rule began to wane, his critics used the position of the peasant ‘mad monk’ in the court to call for reform. While Rasputin’s influence over the Romanovs was limited, Alexandra’s defiant defence of him gave rise to rumours of impropriety and even an alleged affair between the tsarina and the mystic. On the evening of December 29th 1916, a group of conspirators invited Rasputin to the palace of Prince Felix Yusupov, who had cultivated a friendship with Rasputin, intending to kill him to save the monarchy. They fed him poison, which had no effect, then shot him, which he initially survived, and finally shot him in the head and threw his body into a river in the early hours of the morning. Rasputin’s body was found a few days later, with his hands frozen in a raised position, giving rise to rumours that he was still alive while underwater and had tried to untie the rope on his hands, only to finally die by drowning. A few months later, in March 1917, the tsar’s government was toppled by Bolshevik revolutionaries, and, the next year, Nicholas, Alexandra, and all their children were executed. The remarkable story of Rasputin’s murder is the final chapter in a peasant monk’s rise to becoming one of the most influential and notorious figures of Russian history.

100 years ago

What Yurio's Exhibition Should Have Been

Yurio: Brooooomance

Otabek: Bro-o-o-omance

Yurio: It’s like Eminem and Dr Dre

Otabek: If I loved you more I might be gay

Yurio: And when I’m feeling down

Otabek: You know just what to say

Yurio: You’re my homie, yeah ya know me

Otabek: And if you ever need a wingman I’d let any girl blow me off

Yurio: ‘Cause you’re more important than the rest.

Yurio and Otabek: I confess I’m a mess if I’m not hangin’ with my BFF

Yurio: You know it’s true, you my male boo
Now sing the chorus with me if you’re feeling the same way, too

Yurio and Otabek: Brooooomance
Nothing really gay about it
Not that there’s anything wrong with being gay
Shouldn’t be ashamed or hide it
I love you in the most heterosexual way

Yurio: Hold me to a promise that I’ll be the kind of friend

Otabek: that in the end will always keep you company

Yurio: ‘Cause when the world gets tough, and times get hard, I will always love you

Otabek: I’ll be your bodyguard

Yurio: ‘Cause you’re my bestie

Otabek: And if you test me

Yurio and Otabek: I’ll prove it time and time again, I got your back until the end

Otabek: A brother from another mother

Yurio: Never knew how much I loved ya
‘til I started singing this song… Huh

[repeats chorus]

Yurio: And now that I’ve told you how I feel
I hope you feel the same way, too.
But if you don’t, this song was just a joke
But, if you do
I love you

[repeats chorus and Yurio and Otabek’s faces come dangerously close]

Yurio, whispering: I love you bro