skate-of-mind

“Form Voltron !!” 
Well, close enough.

Air Gear crossover 

and

i need an aggro skating au ???

OK YA’LL, BUT YOU CANNOT CONVINCE THAT VICTOR DID NOT JUST WALTZ UP TO YURIO RIGHT BEFORE HIS SKATE, WHEN A PERSON’S MIND IS IN A HIGHLY FRAGILE EMOTIONAL STATE AND NEEDS TO BE CALM IN ORDER TO FOCUS CLEARLY, AND BE ALL “OH BTW I’M COMING BACK NEXT YEAR, YURI MIGHT BE RETIRING IDK~” AND NOT KNOW AND EXPECT YURIO TO JUST RAGE PLOUGH THRU HIS FREE SKATE BC “THE PIG IS GONNA RETIRE BC HE HONESTLY THINKS HE’S GONNA WIN THE GOLD??? FUCK THAT AND FUCK YOU, VICTOR, I’M GONNA DESTROY U BOTH!!! DON’T UNDERESTIMATE ME!”

AND LIKE THIS WAS VICTOR’S GOAL ALL ALONG BC LIKE YURI PROMISED HIM GOLD BEFORE HE RETIRED AND IF THERE AIN’T NO GOLD HE CAN’T LEAVE HIM AND VICTOR IS JUST SO PROUD OF HIS TWO YUURIS AND HE WANTS TO COMPETE AGAINST BOTH OF THEM NEXT YEAR AND IF YURIO HAD ANY NERVES ABOUT HIS FREE SKATE RIGHT THEN, VICTOR ESSENTIALLY WIPED THEM AWAY WITH HIS DECLARATION CHALLENGE, LIKE HE JUST KILLED TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE DOING WHAT HE DID

SNEAKY SNEAKY VICTOR ILU X)

Otabek’s monolgue

I just got the feeling that while Otabek was skating and having his internal monolgue, it wasn’t just about himself.

This may just be my shipper’s side taking over, but somehow it almost felt like he was skating with Yuri on his mind. The whole animation sequence of the scenes gave me the feeling that it was like Otabek was preparing the stage for Yuri’s performance.

We all know how Otabek had admired Yuri even years back, when he thought Yuri had a soldier’s eyes, and wanted to be the Russian’s friend. So I don’t think it would be too far-fetched of me to believe that while Otabek did skate for his own sake, it might have been also for Yuri, his new friend soon to be boyfriend.

BONUS:

His expression after Yuri’s performance. He just seemed so happy for his bestfriendboyfriend.

I think you all are missing an important point of the proposal scene… Yuuri said, “Stay with me until I retire,” and Viktor eventually answered, “I wish you would never retire in that case.”

You can read this response in two ways. The first, of course, is it being a lovely declaration and affirmation of their mutual affections and love. The second is also lovely, and, perhaps, part of why Yuuri begins to cry.

Do not forget that Viktor is also Yuuri’s coach. He is with Yuuri initially for that purpose alone, to coach Yuuri in Yuuri’s potentially last season, while abandoning his own season of skating. So, with that in mind, Viktor saying “I wish you would never retire” is also about him making a specific declaration. That he values Yuuri above his own skating career. That he would continue to coach Yuuri for as long as Yuuri skates. That he might be willing to give up his own skating career just to be at Yuuri’s side.

Viktor chose Yuuri over skating.

Random thought. I know how everyone says that Yuuri transformed into a complete sexpot because of Eros and Viktor and Minako’s help, but stuff like his hair getting slicked back? I’m pretty sure he’s been sporting that look way before Viktor came into his life. Going off of Episode 5…

So, like, Yuuri has always looked like that at competitions. He just never really was aware of it and was never really told to weaponize it.

Just look at how Viktor doesn’t even wanna make eye contact , how he replies “ I don’t recall ” so calmly and how he just glares ahead . His actions suggest something - he’s so sick and tired of people telling him to go back go skating when his heart and mind is already set into coaching our adorable katsudon .

Yura’s true feelings in one skate

Yura is actually very interested in Yuuri. One reason is maybe because they share the same name. Another is the way he skates.

He wants to see Yuuri’s full power in the ice. He wants to know until what capacity his fated rival have.

The rudeness we’ve seen from episode 1 is a result of disappointment in his part. Yura shows his emotions through physicality and words and that’s where the kick came from.

He left Yuuri in the hands of Viktor so he can compete with him and regain the original impression he had from him the from the first time.

And so when he though Yuuri’s retiring because of Viktor coming back, he was utterly displeased.

He said someday, because he saw how Yuuri gave his all on the final skate where in his mind is full of thoughts of the Katsudon retiring. Yura even messed up a little bit on his free skate because of thinking too much to win. He wants to win and prove to Yuuri that they are still the fated rivals they originally are.

He will make him regret not having the gold medal Yura was fighting for from him. Yura wants Yuuri to realize that it’s not yet his time to close the curtains from his skating career. That they still need to continue the rivalry and win in their best condition and performance.