So I don’t think anyone’s mentioned this yet, or at least I haven’t seen it?
The Eros routine was created by Victor based on what happened at the banquet. Beautiful stranger (YURI, thinks Victor, fondly remembering the dry humping) seduces innocent fair maiden (this is, obviously, Victor himself) and then cruelly rejects her, the bastard.
He gives this routine to Yuri. It makes perfect sense. It’s ABOUT Yuri, after all. It’s based on his actions.
It ought to suit him perfectly. Except…
It’s nothing like the real Yuri.
So how does Yuri make this invocation of Eros into something he understands well enough to skate?
Well, there’s that, but also there’s this:
He dresses up in the costume that Victor was wearing the first time Yuri was amazed by him:
(this was totally Yuri’s sexual awakening in case you were wondering)
He listens to what Victor says about his own younger self…
And he goes and begs Minako to teach him how to do the same.
How does Yuri make sense of Eros? He roleplays Victor.
Or rather, he plays the role of Fantasy Victor, who is irresistible, who shocks everyone with how beautiful he is, who never gets embarrassed or awkward, and who no one in their right mind could ever reject.
All of this:
Is Yuri playing at this:
Even though his real self is all:
But my point is that the Eros routine is totally about Yuri’s attraction to Victor, but not at all in the way Victor thinks it is. It’s about an overwhelming fantasy, not something real. Because Yuri’s real feelings…
…are all in the free skate.
It’s not about the fantasy. It’s about being better than the fantasy.
medusa was originally a golden-haired, fair maiden, who, as a priestess of athena, was devoted to a life of celibacy; however, after being wooed by poseidon and falling for him, she forgot her vows and married him. for this offence, she was punished by the goddess in a most terrible manner. each wavy lock of the beautiful hair that had charmed her husband was changed into a venomous snake; her once gentle, love-inspiring eyes turned into blood-shot, furious orbs, which excited fear and disgust in the mind of the onlooker; whilst her former roseate hue and milk-white skin assumed a loathsome greenish tinge.
Me: omg i would be a bad teacher. id laugh at the little fucker Friend: OMG Me: WHAT. BULLIES DESERVE IT Me: THEY MADE MY LIFE HELL SO MY KIDS WOULD BE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL VIGILANTES WEARING CAPES DASHING TO AND FRO Me: *PUNCH* Me: *KICK* Friend: VIOLENCE IS NEVER THE ANSWER Friend: OMG Me: *STAB WITH PENCIL* Friend: WHAT EVEN 😂😂 Me: *CUE SUPERHERO CAPE SHADOW FLAPPING* Me:*CUE THEME SONG* Me: *POW* Friend: 😂😂😂 Me: *JUSTICE BETWEEN CLASS PERIODS* Me: “I HEARD YOUR CRY MY FAIR MAIDEN” Me: *UPSIDE DOWN KISS IN THE LOCKER ROOM* Friend: I CANT WITH YOU Friend: OMG Friend: OK GOALS Me: THE MENACE V THE DORK SQUAD Me: *SAVING GRADES* Me: *STOPPING WEDGIES* Me: “WHO WAS SHE? THE WORLD MY NEVER KNOW” Me: *DORK BY CLASS. HERO BETWEEN PERIODS* Friend: THE NEW CW SHOW Me: *CUE DC COMICS* Me: *PURPLE HERO CAPES* Me: *GALAXY SPANDEX* Me: *AIR ROLLS* Friend: WHEEZE Me: *HIGH KICKS* Me: *POW* Me: *BAM* Me: *WHO IS THIS MASKED 5TH GRADER* Me: “SHE SAVED MY MIDTERM” Me: “SHE SAVED MY MECHANICAL PENCILS” Friend: 😂😂😂 Me: *SHE GAVE HIM THE SWIRLY* Me: STOP ME. IM GETTING TOO INTO THIS Me: “WHO IS THAT MASKED CRUSADER?” Me:*PSST SHES YOUR FRIEND-ZONED BFF* Friend: I DON’T KNOW HOW TO STOP YOU Me: *BREAKS INTO PRINCIPLES HOUSE AT NIGHT* Me: “CLEAN UP THE HALLS OR YOU’LL HAVE ME TO CONTEND WITH.” Me: “YES MA’AM” Me: *GOES TO SOCCER PRACTICE*
No fair maiden should die alone. Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?
How about the story of the idiotic Slytherin who won't leave the Gryffindor alone?
Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too—why, the Gryffindor was really feigning her illness in order to get the Slytherin's attention! Who would have guessed it? Such a clever girl. And the bedroom scene is so lovely—it's worth reading through all of their ceaseless banter!
Current Aesthetic: strings on flower crowns, fair maidens dancing in a circle, a pond reflecting the moon, soft drums and music in the distance, runes carved in trees, skirts with gold beads that jingle when you move, glow bugs that move like stars on the earth