Ok so your art is lovely and I'm absolutely in love with your 80s college Toshinko AU and it got me to thinking of this silly idea I wanted to share before I forgot: At some point while passing each other on the sidewalk, Inko, nose deep in her book, doesn't notice a crack in the sidewalk, and trips, but is caught in the nick of time by Toshinori. He jokes about how I looks like a romantic dip, she angrily huffs at him and storms away, trying to hide her blushing face (continued)
Jump ahead to the present, possibly during a nice evening in at the school dorms. Inko visits with some onigiri for the kids, but doesn’t notice Toshinori, arms full of books, is about to run into her until it’s too late, and trips. The rice balls don’t survive, but Toshinori manages to catch her before she falls, apologizing profusely. One of the kids teases them, something like “All Might catching a damsel in distress in a romantic dip-like fashion.”
OH MY GOSH HOW CUTE!! This really is lovely ahh! And with one of the kids saying that, I would think it would click for both of them how this scenario seems pretty familiar and then they’ll suddenly be like “Oh! It was you from that one time!” and later on they start having a conversation on that past moment.
Inko remembers how she got angry and left without saying thanks and apologizes cause she thought he was making fun of her but Toshinori waves it off believing it was his fault instead and apologizes back saying sorry if he had offended her. Probably also says something about how the situation didn’t call for that joke to be made and should have asked if she was alright instead. They have a laugh and Inko properly says thank you for saving her from that fall in the past and again for today. Toshinori then says “That’s what heroes are for.” and they give each other a smile.
Cue 1-A kiddos eavesdropping and watching the two while quietly teasing like “Oooooh, All Might’s got a thing for Midoriya’s mom~” and Izuku covering his face flustered from the teasing, but kinda happy two of the most important figures in his life seem to be getting along.
And he wouldn’t mind if they got along a little more after this conversation.
HRJHASJDHKAJDH!! WOW OKAY I kinda went on my own there ahaha thank you so much for this idea and also for loving the AU! Though funny thing is the 80s college Toshinko art I made was supposed to be only the first image that involved the two not interacting at all, but being instead more of a hint on how they were fated to meet some day (i.e through Izuku being the next OFA user) but for now would only pass by each other until then. It didn’t necessarily have to be romantic, but then I added the two more drawings and that’s when it turned into the 80s shoujo college AU lol.
It was pretty much Toshinori would pass by and meet up Gran Torino to train while Inko would pass by and go to her college studying for nursing (the nursing headcanon came from some lovely people who made fanfics/headcanons that involved the idea that Inko could have been a nurse before she got together with Hisashi and had Izuku). They didn’t meet until yes, they would bump into each other. They get to talking, take a liking to each other (which is the second image in the art I made) and later start dating (the third image in the art I made).
And yeah, that was basically it! Ahh typing this all up has me wanting to start drawing this AU again. I haven’t really done much with it but I totally should (Uni has me pretty busy at the moment. I’m almost out for summer though!)
Thank you for reminding me about it! Expect artwork soon of this AU when I can :D
I really liked your awkward Hanzo comics~ Could you make one where McCree compliments his hair (particularly the white little hair-wings part thing) and the next day someone (Genji? Symm?) finds him with a little smile trying extra hard to make them perfect? (not in a snooty/prideful way. more of a "i hope they look good today maybe he'll talk to me again" way) I am not sure if I'm allowed to make requests/suggestions so i hope this does not come off as pushy~ '3' Welp, 25 letters left so this -
im super glad you liked it omg thank yOU!!! i am 1000% down for requests & suggestions hehe there u go!!!
I’ve been toying with the idea for a long time that some of the things Yuuri says, especially in the first couple episodes, are not exactly the truth and should be looked into farther. Honestly, we knew Yuuri was unreliable the moment the show opened–he referred to himself as “dime-a-dozen,” when he is literally the only male skater certified by the JSF within canonverse.
And he made it to the GPF, you know? He’s one of the top 6 skaters in the world, right off the bat! It took us a few episodes to understand Yuuri’s character to realize the context of these statements, but we figured out pretty early on that Yuuri is the embodiment of Unreliable Narrator™. Especially after ep10, jfc.
Anyway, why I’m bringing this up is because Kubo seemed to confirm a little theory of mine I’ve had stewing for a while and I wanted to share it with you.
So. Episode 1. The commemorative photo scene.
I wanna first establish that this scene took place before the banquet. During the series run, sometime just afterwards, and occasionally even now there’s debate over when that scene took place. It wouldn’t make sense to happen after the banquet because they’re not only still wearing the team jackets, but they’re also wearing passes
The outside sign has information about the competition
and Victor is talking to Yuri about his routines
which he probably wouldn’t do if it was up to a day later.
We know how the rest of the scene goes. Victor seems to not recognize Yuuri at all, mistakes him for a fan, asks if he wants a photo, and then Yuuri leaves, thoroughly humiliated. Or, at least, that’s Yuuri’s version of what happened. I think generally everything that was said got said, all the movements and series of events were the same, but the implications of the offer were different.
I have multiple anxiety disorders. When I remember something that I felt was a misstep or caused embarrassment, I always remember it slightly off. A person’s tone is more mocking or condescending, my reaction is worse than it was. There’s a lot of shame when it comes to anxiety and your mind immediately assumes you’re viewed to be–and are–on a lower pedestal than everyone else. Yuuri, clearly, has severe anxiety, so I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to think that, since this is from his perspective, maybe reality is a bit different than what he is able to give us.
Anyway, my thoughts had no basis, so I’ve kept them to myself, but then Kubo came out and said this:
and then the fanbase lit up in flames because Victor know Yuuri was a fan before the banquet. But this also implies one thing I got super excited about: Victor has seen him skate, before the commemorative photo scene.
meaning that everyone’s preconception that Victor mistook Yuuri for a fan has been completely blown out of the water.
So, why would Victor ask him about a photo then?
I think it’s important to keep in mind that Victor likes to make people feel good about their abilities. He likes teaching others, and he likes motivating them too. He gets pleasure out of seeing people rise to their potential.
Although he’s flighty and kind of an airhead, and tends to ignore what he doesn’t find interesting, I don’t think Victor would ignore the scorings or the competitors landing below 3rd place. Victor clearly knew that Yuuri fell to last place, hard. This is just speculation, but maybe Yuri mentioned to Victor the incident with Yuuri crying in the bathroom. Or, perhaps Victor had already seen the press about Yuuri: he’s notorious for losing his nerve during competitions and failing to meet his potential. When Yuuri goes down, he tends to crash and burn.
(also honda’s words imply yuuri usually performs very well)
Victor likes making people happy and better versions of themselves. Now he’s faced with the competitor who fell to last place, staring at him a few feet away. A competitor who is known for his anxiety and tendency to shy away from others. A competitor who just so happens to be a fan. So, what is Victor to do to help Yuuri feel better, or even open up a bit?
Initiate conversation. Try to reel him in to interacting with an open, non-threatening question and a tried-and-true welcoming smile.
Victor didn’t mistake Yuuri for a non-competing fan, he knew who Yuuri was and was just trying his best to make Yuuri feel better. Victor, as we’ve seen throughout the series, resorts to giving comfort through action rather than words first and foremost. Unfortunately for him, this is not what Yuuri needs.
It backfired. But I think Victor had good intentions. They were strangers so it’s not like Victor could just walk up and start a motivating speech. He tried to invite Yuuri to talk to him, someone Yuuri looked up to, and maybe they could talk and Victor could brighten his day?
Victor wasn’t very tactile, and Yuuri didn’t stand his ground and identify himself, so they got nowhere with that.
I’m so glad Kubo said this. This face looks like a combination of surprise and disappointment, perhaps not only in Yuuri rejecting him but also in himself for not being able to help.
and this face
looks more concerned and surprised that Yuuri showed rather than like “oh shit, he’s a competitor.”
Poor Yuuri. Poor Victor. They really need to communicate better.