idk I just love how we Young People Today use ~improper~ punctuation/grammar in actually really defined ways to express tone without having to explicitly state tone like that’s just really fucking cool, like
i love that everybody who gets into tfc is at first like “idk what everybody’s talking abt its just a book i probb wont even like it that much” when we say it will destroy your fucking soul, but then they read it all in like 2 days with no breaks and then sit in the dark and think only abt tfc for months to come
this post is over TWO YEARS OLD so please stop reblogging it!!! the information in the post is incredibly inaccurate and honestly the entire post is flaming hot garbage
AND ANOTHER THING!!! please stop taking everything you see on tumblr so seriously. if you wanna learn more about asexuality, google it. go to websites dedicated to the information. do your own research. educate yourself. you’ll be thankful for it later trust me
We’re going to pretend I’m not upset JJ won bronze over Otabae Otabek because I still love JJ to pieces and want to talk about this moment in his FS
At first glance, you’d think “they’re his parents. They’re obligated to greet him with a smile no matter what score he gets.” And I have to admit that was my first thought too. But it goes deeper than that.
Look it’s Leo’s coach! AND LOOK IN THE BACKGROUND I KNOW THAT’S LEO’S ARM First, I want to say that JJ is about 12-14 here, so he’s still growing and developing as a person and as a skater. As egotistical as he is, you can’t help but feel for him for wanting a certain image. He has a vision and he wants to execute it. As corny as “JJ Style” sounds, it’s something he came up with, and he’s proud of the idea.
And now look at her facial expression. That’s the face of someone who wants to tell you “it’s just not going to work, babe” but doesn’t know how to softly deliver the blow. In other words, Leo’s coach isn’t sure she wants to run with the “JJ Style” idea, and this most likely causes problems between the two because I see JJ as a very moody person when he doesn’t see eye to eye with people. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Like I said before, he’s proud of the idea, and it’s because he feels it captures who he is as a person. This rejection from Leo’s coach tells him “who you are isn’t going to get you anywhere, so we need to put that idea on the back burner”
This to me was so heartbreaking. Maybe it’s just me getting emotional about my favorite dickhead skater, but I really feel for him. He couldn’t even tell Mufasa Celestino what he wanted to do, and he’s getting a hand in his face punctuated by a “first of all, say, ‘yes.’”
Keep in mind that JJ here is about the same age as Yurio, and, for the second time, he’s being told that who he is isn’t going to get him anywhere. Which is the same thing Leo’s coach was getting at, but what’s different about Celestino is that he actually tells him “first of all, say ‘yes’” meaning “it’s my way or the highway, got it?”
Which makes this line and the first one from JJ’s father make more sense
I initially thought it was odd that JJ’s parents were his coaches, but now I see that it couldn’t have been easy for them to see their son so disheartened by every coach’s comment about “JJ Style.” When you remember that the Leroys are famous ice dancers, it makes more sense that they would want their son to skate with his whole heart and not just cater to the whims of his coach(es).
JJ’s father might be speaking as a parent in this moment, but it’s because he and his wife know how much “JJ Style” means to their son. At the end of the day, they care about his happiness more than how he performs on the ice, which is a complete 180 from how Leo’s coach and Celestino were portrayed in the flashback.
i watched the clip (you know the clip) again with my roommate and
has anyone talked about Even’s voice when he says “in infinite time”? because i mean i’ve been thinking about that since i saw it and i’m still thinking about it now and it’s just.
his voice sounds shaky. like he can’t believe what he’s saying. he almost looks near tears. like the idea that there is a possibility of there being endless and endless Isaks and Evens lying there, together, is overwhelming.
because maybe, just maybe, there is a chance that at least one Even won’t have to lose isak to keep him forever. that one isak, in this infinite possibility of time, will not hate him if Even tells him about his mental illness.
Even’s eyes are full of emotion, and though of course i agree that there is pure love in there, i also see absolute despair. maybe that’s not the right word – maybe, on a lighter assumption – hope.
it’s almost like Even knows exactly what’s going to happen. he sees isak and he sees the man he loves and the man he’ll lose. he grins with a knot in his throat and says, “in infinite time”, because maybe in one of those parallel universes, there is an Isak and an Even that get their perfect romantic happy ending. there is no tragedy, there is no stalling. there’s just them, over and over and over, happy and together and in love.
and maybe at least one Even will get the happy ending he so desperately deserves.