What I loved about chapter 14 of UMFBAMHA
If you haven’t read it yet then a) why on earth not and b) don’t read this, there will be spoilers.
(DISCLAIMER: This may be disjointed because a grumpy preschool child keeps hitting me with a toilet roll and yelling at me to come fix his lego model and there won’t be time to check it through, I’m just gonna write and post before school run time)
OK. So this was a really long chapter. And if you think about it, aside from the last 5 minutes or so, nothing actually happens in it. (That’s not a criticism BTW!). The whole chapter is basically ‘Yuuri has a good long think and talks to a load of people and finally gets a lot of stuff straight in his head and until you read it you wouldn’t have thought it would take so long but it totally does and it totally needed to’. Indeed within the chapter itself it’s said over and over again that Yuuri needs to take some time. So it’s a huge testament to the way that @kazliin writes so beautifully that there is nothing in the chapter that feels long or boring or makes you feel like you want to skip ahead to see some action. It doesn’t need any action. It’s slow and peaceful and sad and lovely.
(This has got super long so the rest of below the cut)