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Yuuri’s list of songs for his Free Skate

I’m not sure if this has been done before, but in case it hasn’t, I just thought it was too precious not to share it!!

In episode 4 of Yuri on Ice, where Yuuri is trying to choose a song for his Free Skate, there’s a fleeting moment when you can actually see his entire list of rejected songs (right before he gives up and rings Phichit).

SO. A few months ago, after the nth time of re-watching YOI (where n was not yet an embarrassingly large number), I copied down the list and tried to work out what it said. 

Turns out, it’s not only a list of songs but also a few comments he had for each song!!

Here’s the original Japanese from the scene and a rough translation.
(Pardon my very basic Japanese. PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you spot errors and I will correct them!)

ENJOY :D

「生の舞踏」

明るすぎる。イメージに合わない。

夜0時に骸骨が踊り出しそうにない。

“Danse Macabre”

Too bright/cheerful. The image does not fit.

Does not seem likely for skeletons to come out dancing at midnight.

Notes: The song title actually says the “dance of life” but considering the dancing skeletons and the bright image, I think he’s referring to Danse Macabre.

「魔導士の弟子」

落ちつきがない。テンポが激しすぎる。

水汲みの魔法がうまく使えそう...

“Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

Not calm. Tempo too intense.

Water-drawing spell seems to be used well…

「黒鳥の湖」

恐すぎる。もっとカ強くいきたい。

白鳥が出なさそう...

“The Black Swan”

Too scary. Want it to be stronger.

The white swan does not seem to appear.

瓦割り人形 「ピ·ポ·ポ

切なすぎる。情熱的に行きたい!

(ク)リスマスにこんな夢を見たくない。

The Nutcracker “Pas de Deux”

Too sad. Want it to be more passionate!

I do not want to see such a dream at Christmas.

Notes: This title played merry hell with me. It says “Tile?Ceramic? splitting doll. Pi-po-pu” Ended up searching Japanese sites for possible interpretations and the most likely one seems to be the Nutcracker Pas De Deux, especially since he mentions Christmas…


「皆寝るんじゃない」

(ロマ)ンチックさが足らない。

(王)子の名前を解き明かせなさそう。

 “Nessun Dorma” (English: None Shall Sleep)

Not sufficiently romantic.

It seems the name of the prince cannot be guessed.

Notes: Another title that was quite difficult to guess, because it’s not the official Japanese name of Nessun Dorma and literally says “Everyone shall not sleep”. But since he mentions guessing the name of the prince, I think Nessun Dorma is correct.

Thank goodness he rejected all of the above, because his final FS was much better <3 <3 <3

101 choses que j’enseignerai à ma fille par Sierra Vandervort

1. Sourire est la plus belle des choses que tu puisses faire.
2. Ne laisse personne te dire que ce que tu écoutes n'est “pas de la musique” si c'est ce que tu aimes.
3. Sache simplement qu’“In the Air Tonight” de Phil Collins est une chanson parfaite.
4. Tu as le droit de trouver qu'une femme est belle.
5. Évite d'être une langue de vipère avec les autres filles. Tu auras besoin d'elles quand nous prendrons le pouvoir.
6. Méfie-toi des hommes qui veulent te faire croire qu'ils vont te faire changer.
7. Même s'il t'a invitée à dîner, tu ne lui dois rien.
8. La fierté que tu ressens pendant 20 minutes dans un bikini qui te met en valeur ne vaut pas un bon restaurant. Je peux te l'assurer.
9. Trouve en toi l'envie de découvrir le monde.
10. Tu as le droit de ne pas vouloir te maquiller ou jouer à la princesse.
11. Mais, si c'est que tu souhaites, c'est aussi ton droit.
12. En tout cas, essaie au moins une fois le rugby pour me faire plaisir.
13. Fais en sorte que ta vie soit aussi amusante que ton profile Instagram le laisse entendre.
14. Ne souris pas si tu n'en as pas envie.
15. Tu n'as pas vraiment besoin de te faire accompagner par une copine quand tu vas aux toilettes.
16. N'aies pas de préjugés liés au genre, à la couleur de la peau, à la sexualité et aux croyances religieuses.
17. Les gens sont comme ils sont.
18. Des bougies et un album de Gainsbourg peuvent résoudre presque tous les problèmes.
19. Ne laisse aucun mec s'en tirer à bon compte s'il te siffle dans la rue.
20. Si tu ne peux pas te balader en jogging et boire des bières avec eux, ce ne sont pas de vrais potes.
21. Fais-toi des copines dont tu te sens vraiment proche.
22. Et sois là pour elles quand elles en ont besoin.
23. L'endroit où tu te trouves n'est jamais une excuse.
24. Tu peux t'épanouir n'importe où.
25. Trouve ta voix, et fais-toi entendre.
26. Ne fais pas les choses pour me faire plaisir. Ta réussite t'appartient.
27. Ça ne te coûte pas grand chose de mettre des talons, même si tu es grande.
28. J'aimerais vraiment que tu lises Jane Eyre.
29. Mais si tu préfères Twilight, ça me va aussi.
30. En revanche, si tu pouvais éviter 50 Nuances de Grey…
31. C'est vraiment de la merde.
32. Je t'en supplie, regarde Friends
33. Et, si ça te dit, pars à l'étranger en mission humanitaire.
34. Fais les puces.
35. Garde tes billets de spectacle en souvenir.
36. Lave-toi toujours le visage avant d'aller au lit.
37. Évite de te parfumer comme une cocotte.
38. Nage toute habillée.
39. Nage toute nue.
40. Évite à tout prix les détox à base de jus.
41. Tu devras regarder Le Roi lion avec moi au moins cinq fois dans ta vie.
42. Sache que les ange-gardiens existent.
43. Fais un vœu quand tu perds un cil.
44. Sois passionnée.
45. Sois excessivement passionnée.
46. Sois tellement passionnée que les gens se demandent si tu n'es pas un peu dingue.
47. Le féminisme n'a rien d'effrayant.
48. Apprends à jouer au Uno.
49. Et au Menteur.
50. Ne te disperse pas.
51. Ose.
52. Ne laisse personne te dire que c'est juste une phase si tu penses que c'est sérieux.
53. Ta sexualité ne te définit pas.
54. Fais-toi un festival de musique au moins une fois dans ta vie.
55. Ne suis pas les conseils des réactrices de modes. Inspire-toi plutôt de la manière dont elles s'habillent.
56. S'il se sent castré par ton boulot ou ton succès, il n'en vaut pas la peine.
57. Trouve-toi un homme qui soit plus courageux que toi.
58. Ou une fille.
59. Tu en as parfaitement le droit.
60. Si un type ne te sort que des clichés, prends tes jambes à ton cou.
61. Ce que tu vaux n'a rien à voir avec ton allure, ton âge ou ta silhouette.
62. Et ça, ce sera toujours vrai.
63. Tu ne vivras pas tes plus belles années au lycée.
64. Mais à la fac.
65. La question “A quoi tu penses?” fera des miracles.
66. Mets ton casque sur les oreilles, et danse comme une tarée dans ta chambre.
67. Je te promets que je ne rirai pas.
68. Je te souhaite de rencontrer quelqu'un qui te fera littéralement pisser de rire.
69. Et de ne jamais le quitter.
70. Marche pieds-nus.
71. Ne sois pas naïve.
72. Avoir de la classe, parfois, on s'en tape.
73. Ne baisse jamais les yeux.
74. La magie, ça existe.
75. Ne regrette pas tes moments de déprime. Ils te permettront d'apprécier les instants de bonheur.
76. Quoi que tu fasses, fais preuve de modération.
77. Même dans la modération.
78. Le café est bon pour ton âme.
79. Sois honnête, et ne t'excuse pas de l'être.
80. Vis la musique sans même chercher à comprendre ce que tu ressens.
81. Lève-toi de bonne heure.
82. Trouve-toi un meilleur pote gay.
83. Il te laissera dormir dans son lit et tu pourras lui emprunter son eye-liner.
84. Ne te laisse pas faire.
85. Entoure-toi de belles personnes.
86. Souviens-toi que tout le monde ne pense pas comme toi.
87. Sois toujours ouverte à de nouvelles expériences. Tu pourras toujours dormir plus tard.
88. La vérité sans fard est toujours préférable au mensonge qui te consume.
89. Bois du champagne et danse sur la table.
90. Fais une liste des choses que tu veux accomplir avant de mourir.
91. Fais une liste de toutes les choses que tu as déjà accomplies.
92. N'oublie jamais de dire “Je t'aime” avant de partir.
93. Profite de ce qui est sous tes yeux au lieu d'en prendre une photo.
94. Trouve le moyen de te glisser au premier rang quand tu vas en concert.
95. Pars faire du camping sans te préoccuper de la coupe que ça te fera.
96. Aime aussi pleinement que tu ris.
97. Ris beaucoup.
98. N'aie pas peur d'être parfois un peu nunuche.
99. Quand tu vis quelque chose de bien, sois dans l'instant présent.
100. Trouve des trésors dans tout ce qui t'entoure.
101. Ne te laisse pas paralyser par la peur.

hannahtheladybug  asked:

Hi! I love your blog soooooooo much! I was wondering if you know any good fluffy slow burns? Thanks!

WOW! Thanks for all these requests! I looove slow burn fics, they give me life! Let me know if you think I missed some!

Originally posted by shiruba-tsuki


Slow Burn


Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches by Reiya, Explicit, 197k
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. Oh, man, do these boys not communicate their feelings! Seriously one of the best fics I have ever read in ANY fandom. Love this fic so much.

starstruck by shizuoh, Teen, 58k
(in which yuuri is a simple barista, viktor is a famous movie star, and yuri is an 8 year old kid stuck in the middle of it.) SO good!

What Fades On The Ice by KasumiChou, Gen, 54k
Yuuri Katsuki was a living legend in the skating world. A living legend that depended on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety tablets to survive. Viktor Nikiforov was a young ‘up-and-coming’ skater who was determined to convince his idol to coach him after an extremely bad result at his last competition.How will Yuuri survive the hurricane that is Viktor Nikiforov? Very angsty!

Bear Your Soul on the Ice by SassySalchow (diedraechin), Mature, 118k (WIP)
At age fourteen, Katsuki Yuuri had been determined to be Japan’s next great figure skating hope, but with no coach that would never happen, so his ballet instructor packs him up off to Russia to train with Yakov Feltsman. The Yakov Feltsman, otherwise known as the coach to rising figure skating star – and Yuuri’s idol – Viktor Nikiforov. AMAZING!

You Can’t Plan for Everything by RivDeV, Explicit, 138k (WIP)
Yuuri forgets that he has a scheduled heat coming up until it’s just a couple weeks away. He scrambles to get everything ready in time, including deciding whether he’ll spend it alone or with someone. Victor only wants to help. A/B/O rec’d to me by my followers!

Tantalus, Reaching by chellethewriter, Teen, 
A retelling of the series that chronicles how a five-time Grand Prix champion might attempt to woo a somewhat oblivious Japanese figure skater.

Nerve Endings by Phyona, Explicit, 51k (WIP)
When Yuuri moves in with Victor in St. Petersburg, they have to work through Yuuri’s anxiety and Victor’s secrets to find their balance. LOVE!

rekindling by fan_nerd, Mature, 9.1k
Victor stands on Yuuri’s doorstep in the pouring rain with a bouquet of flowers. It’s the middle of the night. The tall man is out of breath, soaking wet, and his eyes are red. Yuuri sighs, letting his ex-boyfriend in like the sympathetic fool that Victor knows he is. “What are you doing here?” He hurries to catch his breath and reply, but his mouth is dry. Victor doesn’t exactly have an answer to that question. I love this so much??? Amazing fic!

not gold like in your dreams by ebenroot, Teen, 49k (WIP)
In which Victor and Yuuri are roommates and Yuuri has a secret. WOW!

matched by bigspoonnoya, Explicit, 52k
Viktor Nikiforov considers himself an excellent matchmaker, but there’s one love life he can’t seem to get right: his own. AMAZIN

and I feel life (for the very first time) by smudgesofink, Teen, 10k
In which Victor helps Yuuri with his skating, but Yuuri helps Victor find himself again.

cover story by fan_nerd, Explicit, 8.2k
Yuuri stares down at the person standing in the doorway. The stranger hisses, “Who do you think you are, anyways?” Quickly, before he can really think about it, Yuuri responds, “I’m Victor’s boyfriend.” It’s a lie, but the words feel good in his mouth, and for some reason, he doesn’t want to take them back. Such a good one shot!

Dancing Daffodils by grayclouds, Mature, 51k (WIP)
“As Love gently wipes away the tears that trail down his cheeks something within Victor quakes, its tremors resonating throughout his entire being like a deafening echo. He is in the arms of a god.” BIG THUMBS UP!

offer me) that Deathless Death by melonbug, Teen, 19k (WIP) **Major character death
It was the curse he and his family were fated to: Death would come for him the moment he turned eighteen, and he could only hope the flimsy wards passed down through the generations would protect him. But Death always won eventually, Death would snatch him up as he had all of his ancestors.But somehow he wasn’t what Yuuri had expected. He was a constant presence in his life, barely there. A vigilant spectator to his burgeoning skating career, a gray haired man with a soft expression who found him again and again, waiting for him to let his guard down, but becoming something more, over time.

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood, MapleTreeway Explicit, 186k
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve. And Viktor will be damned if he doesn’t find out just what those secrets are. LOVE this fic!

Until You Return to Me by BatMads, Teen, 113k
Yuuri and Victor are in St. Petersburg together at last, but when Yuuri has difficulty adjusting to the transition and tragedy strikes, it seems as though they may be separated forever. Now they struggle to find their way back to each other when the universe seems to conspire against a happy ending. So angsty omgomg

Everything on Fire by SakanatoAi, Teen, 28k (WIP)
In an alternate universe where the physical closeness between two soulmates is measured by body temperature, Yuuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov have spent their entire lives chasing after fleeting moments of warmth. As they grow older, their actions begin to draw them towards each other in a blind search for their anonymous soulmate, and the eventual release from the relentless cold which will be granted by their union.

The Boyfriend Experience by cryingoverspilledvodka, Explicit, 119k (WIP)
Katsuki Yuuri is an accomplished escort at 23, operating under the pseudonym Eros, in Detroit. When one of his favourite clients sets him up with none other than world-renowned figure skater Victor Nikiforov, the delicate balance between Yuuri’s personal and professional life teeters ever closer towards ruin. Such a great fic!

Like a Fairytale by lucycamui, Teen, 63k (WIP)
In which Prince Victor gets swept off his feet at a royal banquet and will go to any length to find his ‘Cinderella’ Yuuri. VERY cute!

November’s Secret by LanaBerry, Mature, 23k (WIP)
Overwhelmed with anxiety and his fear of failing, Yuuri faces the issue of if he should continue skating. His best friend, Yuko, proposes a solution - if no one knows it’s you, then it’s less embarrassing, right? Yuuri begins to create a completely new disguise and persona.But it works a little too well.Before he knows it, Yuuri has become the biggest mystery of the skating world and everyone wants to know who he is. Especially Viktor Nikiforov, the idol he’s been loosely basing his new persona on for years. Ahh I love this!

how the mighty fall (in love) by braveten, Teen, 28k
Every Victor Nikiforov fan has three things in common.
1. They have unrealistic expectations for romance.
2. They mark their calendars with the dates of his newest book releases and the premieres of his latest movie adaptations.
3. They either passionately hate or love his greatest rival, a mysterious author whose pseudonym is only two letters: “KY.” Lots of mutual pining!

Aria: Stammi Vicino, Non Te Ne Andare by exile_wrath, Teen, 34k (WIP)
The tale of Yuuri Katsuki, who never ages and never dies and has lived frozen in time for centuries, and his attempts to keep his adopted son from killing the new guest. Such an amazing immortal AU!

pas de deux by intertwingular, Gen, 24k (WIP)
in which yuuri, premier dansuer and four time usa international ballet competition gold medalist, ends up teaching yurio ballet, and viktor is just the slightest bit smitten. Very sweet!

fire on ice by indianchai, Teen, 15k (WIP)
Everyone in the world had some sort of affinity with one of the four elements; the proper term was elemental affinity– whether they were best suited with fire, water, earth, or air.All figure skaters were water users. Never in the history of the sport was there professional ice skater that didn’t have water as their elemental affinity. Katsuki Yuri had a well-guarded secret that he can’t have anyone find out about.

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