Are all you bitches ready for motherfucking Yuri!!! On Ice at the Olympics? IT’S TONIGHT, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
Everyone better throw down for my homies Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara, who, posessing no chill whatsoever, saw there was a mega popular figure skating anime last year, and thought to themselves, “Hmm, why should not we, Japan’s top Pairs team, take this anime to the G D Olympics?” And TheY Did iT.
Thursday February 8, 9:45 EST/7:45 MST/6:45 PST Team event, Pairs short program. Rearrange your lives.
I started looking into this after reading several fics featuring Taako where his speaking voice was…kind of jarring to me? Mainly in the usage of vocatives. Taako uses vocatives (my dude, homie, darling etc) but he uses them in particular ways, and they’re often very overused when people write dialogue for Taako.
Anyway, as I started researching this, it felt a little…mean-spirited? so I stopped lol. but the more I thought about it, the more I was interested in these particular quirks of Taako’s speech and how they add to his character. A bunch of you seemed interested in it too. So here I present the essay nobody asked for but some wanted after I mentioned it: Hot Linguistic Take on Taako’s Speech! Under a readmore cuz it got LONG, y’all. Buckle up.