not that it's about minako

i know it’s kind of a meme in the fandom that viktor thought making A SCENE and greeting yuuri naked in japan but i think that was completely unintentional? which makes it even funnier imo?

allow me to explain

i don’t know exactly how long after yuuri’s video went viral that this scene happens, but it’s safe to say that at least a couple of days passed? perhaps a week or a bit more, even though the anime makes it look like it’s on the next day?

so he’s been avoiding the media for days, keeping his phone off so absolutely nobody’s going to be able to reach him until people forget about this madness 

which means he’s also entirely clueless about the rumors of viktor being his coach

and it makes it so much funnier because we know yuuri’s dad doesn’t know jack shit about figure skating, and viktor doesn’t know how to speak japanese AND IT WAS PROBABLY TOSHIYA WHO FIRST TALKED TO VIKTOR WHEN HE ARRIVED AT YU-TOPIA?

TOSHIYA IF YOU’D ONLY GET INTO YOUR SON’S ROOM, LOOKED AROUND AND DID THE MATH YOU WOULD KNOW

so what has happened was probably something like “i have no idea what you’re saying mr. foreign-dude but you’re probably here for our famous onsen so yes make yourself comfortable” which viktor, tired as fuck from his travel (a long ass flight from st. petersburg to tokyo, probably? plus the train from tokyo to hasetsu?) GLADLY ACCEPTS

hell yeah i’m going to enjoy the fuck out of his hot spring

since yuuri is nowhere to be seen why not take some time to relax after a long travel, am i right

it’s not like viktor would understand if yuuri’s parents were to say “oh yes yuuri is holed up in his bedroom but he’ll come out eventually” so as viktor is pretty sure he found the right place and that yuuri is there he’ll just wait and have a nice soak meanwhile

AND THEN YUURI JUST BARGES INTO THE ROOM WHERE VIKTOR IS BATHING

well, this was not how i had planned this to go but here you are?

AND OF COURSE, STANDING UP WAS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY BUT VIKTOR BASICALLY INVENTED BEING EXTRA AND… LET ME SHOW YOU MY HOT BOD BECAUSE I GOT TO SEE YOUR ALMOST-EVERYTHING AT THE BANQUET SO I THINK IT’S FAIR YOU GET TO SEE ME NOW AM I RIGHT??? 

in viktor’s mind, yuuri is this extroverted, outgoing party animal he got to know at the banquet and was absolutely mesmerized by, so he probably thinks yuuri’s going to be alright with this extra introduction? also knowing yuuri lives and probably worked at the onsen for a while viktor maybe just assumes he’s probably unfazed by nudity?

oh viktor, little did you know

it just gets funnier the more you look into it

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So ive been yknow, high key playin P3P and it always struck me as odd that Shinjiro “food snob” Aragaki was totally cool with giving the object of his affections rotten-beyond-edibility-food so I can only assume that he was just internally suffering on some unforeseen level

OKAY EVERYBODY JUST STOP EVERYTHING AND LOOK AT HOW CUTE THEY ARE

LOOK AT CHIBI-CHIBI MIMICKING MINAKO

EVERYTHING’S ADORABLE HELP

Could you say no to that face?

BLESS

THESE

GIRLS

MINAKO/VENUS PAST LIFE ANGST.

I’m just so stuck on this idea that PAST LIFE ANGST is a very specific thing to Minako.

But why is that?

Why not Ami, Rei, and Makoto? Why isn’t that something they have? It’s just not something I picture them really having to grapple with. The past versions of Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter just seem more removed from them. They are devoted to Usagi, to the Princess, but it’s rooted in the here and now, especially since they spent so much time fighting alongside Usagi and being friends with her as just a “regular senshi.” I just can’t see it as something they think about much.

BUT MINAKO.

She does a great job at not seeming like she does. Minako is a young woman of multitudes. Saying she has many “masks” doesn’t quite work, because I don’t see her as ever purposefully hiding parts of herself, but she does have many “personas” as it were. And she is quite practiced at seeming fun and flighty and like nothing bothers her (and it’s not exactly UNTRUE because Minako IS an optimist, it’s still very much a part of who she is).

But the past is always THERE. She carries it on her shoulders as a silent burden the way that the others don’t.

Perhaps it was the final moments of the Silver Millennium. Perhaps it’s what they’ve carried with them.

What were they thinking in those final moments?

All of them must have been overcome with the deepest sadness and grief. But thinking of Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter, what I get is “we failed the Princess.” It’s a group thing - we. When they come together again in the present, they are together as a group again. They have that second chance. The opportunity to not repeat it. What matters is that now they’re together again.

But with Venus, what she must have thought was “I failed.”

She was the leader. The rock. The one calling the shots, the one who HAD to have an answer when everyone else looked her way. She had to be more than just a warrior.

How could all of it not have been her failure?

Her failure to her precious princess cuts the deepest of course. But it’s more - she failed her fellow senshi, the ones who looked up to her as their leader. She failed Queen Serenity, who she swore a sacred oath to, to protect her precious daughter. She failed the Moon Kingdom and her home star Venus, letting the brightest kingdom in the universe fall and dishonoring her home.

That is the thought she brings with her when Minako Aino awakens.

So she must shoulder her duty. She cannot forget her failure. It’s more than just that they’re together again now in the present. She can’t let herself fail everyone again.

MINAKO/VENUS PAST LIFE ANGST, EVERYONE.

So many people are cuddling things, the ones who aren’t cuddling look weird.

Rei suddenly scoops up Hotaru, much to both Rei and Hotaru’s surprise, but they roll with it.

Mako cuddles Ami cuddling Luna, because tell me that wouldn’t be adorable, you liar.

Setsuna delicately cradles the dozen apple cinnamon muffins she picked up on her way over here for exactly this occasion.

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EPISODE YOU ARE TRYING TO KILL ME WITH FEELINGS

DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I’VE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH TODAY THANKS TO YOU

I know I keep flirting with Usagi chaffing under all of this, and if you’re thinking I haven’t worded enough about it yet, FEAR NOT. I’m waiting to see how it all resolves, and then you won’t be able to shut me the hell up.

But the CRACKS, you guys. Those cracks are spreading and Usagi’s trying SO SO HARD. She knows that they’re all doing this because they love her and want her to be safe, but …

Can you imagine how alone she’s feeling right now? Her girls won’t leave her alone for TWO SECONDS and she’s so fucking alone. UGH I HAVE TO STOP TALKING ABOUT IT I NEED TO SAVE IT FOR WHEN I SEE HOW IT ENDS

JUST THANKS SO FUCKING MUCH FOR BREAKING ME WHEN YOU HAVEN’T EVEN REALLY DONE ANYTHING YET USAGI GOD

So let’s instead look at Mako and Minako here, and my HEART. My FUCKING HEART. They want her keep her safe and they want to protect her and they can’t lose her and IT’S THIS. It’s doing fucking stretches with not even one inch of space between you.

Consider the instructor here trying to make Mako and Minako spread out? Look how much room is supposed to be between them. There’s no way the person in charge didn’t pitch a fit about this. YET THEY’RE STILL THERE. THEY WON THAT BATTLE. MInako just crossing her arms and refusing to budge. Mako looming over the coach, an immovable wall of go fuck yourself. Usagi, tiny and embarrassed behind them. “Guys, it’s okay.”

BUT NO

NO IT ISN’T

The coach beginning to feel their hair stand on end. Is it fear? The shock they get from touching the whistle around their neck says otherwise. There’s so much electricity in the air it’s getting hard to breathe. And the other blonde, Aino. Usually so bubbly and happy. Doesn’t like to listen in class much, but always so cheerful that it’s tough to stay mad at her. But now that look she’s giving … And the coach realizes that they’re afraid. This tiny little sixteen year old girl, and they’re afraid. The coach starts everyone to begin their exercises and pointedly ignores them for the rest of the day.

Mako and Minako (and Ami and Rei) are trying SO HARD, and SO AM I TO REMAIN COHERENT. They will do anything to keep Usagi safe and I am going to scream about these perfect girls and their perfect friendships FOREVER.

tpt-moved  asked:

Imagine Minako making Artemis do increasingly ridiculous stuff on camera trying to turn him into a meme.

I know somewhere in the backup we were talking about Minako and memes at one point. This may be a repeat, but I think it’s a good one all the same.

I can totally see Minako becoming OBSESSED with the idea of starting or, better yet, becoming a meme. She’s so certain that she can harness this, that she can become Internets Famous, and that is her ticket to the celebrity she’s always craved.

And she CAN’T. Because you can’t manufacture this shit, nobody can predict it, not even Minako. (Though putting it in those words, imagine her going to Rei, pleading with her to do a fire reading, begging for some insight, and Rei’s face when she finds out all Minako wants is a jump on the next big meme.) Minako keeps rotating around accounts on different social media networks; she knows how to create identities and she’s very careful to seem like someone new every time so she doesn’t appear desperate.

BUT SHE IS SHE IS SO DESPERATE WHY WON’T THIS HAPPEN

Meanwhile, Usagi posts a silly picture of Mamoru, and that shit catches and takes off and within 24 hours Mamoru’s face is every fucking where. And a few days later they’re all out and Mamoru’s getting recognized all over the place and he’s starting to get invited on talk shows and Minako is smiling but it’s through clenched teeth AND INSIDE SHE IS SCREAMING AND MAY NEVER STOP

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I’m not gonna lie, I’m really glad I stayed up until 1am to do this one.