I’d like to take a moment to re-examine this scene from a different angle.

I feel like before Phichit, Yuuko was Yuuri’s best friend. They grew up together gushing over Viktor. And now here he is in their childhood rink quite obviously hitting on Yuuri

Yuuri looking at Yuuko: What the fuck is going on!?!?!?! What do I do??!!!!!!!

Yuuko looking back at Yuuri: Holy shit dude I have no idea!!!!

I also struggle with royalty/regency AUs because I have a lot of ideas?? One in particular where Viktor and Yuuri are engaged and it starts off with Yuuri kind of despising Viktor because his chance to marry for love is has been taken away from him. Viktor kind of not liking Yuuri either for the exact same thing and he had so much he wanted to do before getting married. Though it’s for the purpose of peace which is why they both go along with it. But then he begins to warm up to Viktor when he realises that he isn’t like the rest of the suitors that had tried to barge their way into Yuuri’s life and then they actually start to love each other. 

The trope which is sort-of-enemies to friends to lovers and I love that.

Things I’ve learnt as a skater that almost never make it to fanfiction

Because I’ve read enough fics to cringe when the figure skater throws their very expensive skates in their bag and run off somewhere because nobody ever treats their skates like that.


  • DRY OFF YOUR SKATES.
  • You dry off skates with a towel so that you protect the leather and so that the blades don’t rust
  • You put your blades in soakers (aka basically socks for your blades) so that the condensation gets absorbed somewhere and doesn’t rust the blade
  • AIR YOUR SKATES they smell when left in a closed bag
  • It takes like 10 minutes putting on skates and like 15 minutes getting them off because you need to wipe it down
  • YOUR SKATES NEED TO BE REALLY TIGHT SO THEY NEED 10 MINUTES TO PUT ON
  • Literally everyone falls
  • Everyone.
  • Falls.
  • From the board huggers to the pros doing jumps and spins everyone falls and that’s natural
  • Just fall
  • TRIPPING ON TOE PICKS
  • The number 1 cause of falling
  • You can be talking to someone and then end up face down on the ice the next moment because toe pick
  • Stabbing yourself with a toe pick is not fun but extremely common to do so
  • Stabbing yourself in the boot is literally the most heartbreaking thing it’s like stabbing an expensive bag with a fork
  • Boots need to be replaced often if you’re skating at a high level cuz the support breaks down faster than you’ll see physical wear and tear outside of the boot
  • Blades need to be sharpened every 30-ish hours of usage (around once every two weeks-ish if you skate everyday)
  • Blades can sometimes cost as much as a boot
  • There is a break-in time for boots because they’re sooooo stiff
  • Some people wear their new skates around the house to quicken the break-in time
  • Boots have different stiffness ratings and you can’t get any random boot you like because you need to make sure it has sufficient padding for your foot
  • You can’t randomly get custom boots made for someone without their foot measurements
  • Boots need to fit on your feet like a damn glove
  • An exact fit
  • You can’t use anyone else’s skates unless you’re both the same size
  • Rental skates are pieces of shit
  • No matter how pro you are you’ll never be able to skate normally on rentals
  • WEAR GLOVES
  • The ice gets super cut-up and falling without gloves on can scrape your hands
  • It’s extremely painful when that happens
  • Wear gloves pls
  • PEOPLE WEAR PADDING
  • Especially if they’re learning something new
  • Pads for your butt, pads for your knees, heck even padded gloves
  • Padding protects your joints especially if you have joint problem
  • Like smashing your knees against the ice frequently causes you problems
  • A one-way ticket to old lady knees
  • Say goodbye to unblemished legs
  • Your knees will forever be bruised
  • Things people put in their skate bag:
  • Waterbottle, towels, band-aids, exercise tapes, extra socks, extra gloves, extra layers/clothes, hair-ties, skate guards, soakers, gels for blisters
  • You’ll notice that Olympic pros use luggages and that’s cuz they literally lug their entire house with them
  • Costumes, exercise mats, exercise gear, clothes, tracksuits, makeup etc
  • Whatever looks easy on screen is actually really freaking difficult to do
  • Katsuki Yuuri should technically not have been able to land the Quad Flip on a whim without practice unless he actually trained for it in Detroit
  • You can’t learn stuff on your own
  • Like you need a coach or an experienced skater to teach you the correct techniques
  • You need someone to spot your mistakes cuz you won’t be able to tell on your own
  • People record themselves for this reason
  • Throwing yourself in the air and spinning is difficult like try jumping and turning more than 360 degrees on land and see if you can do it well
  • ZAMBONI
  • WHY DOES EVERYONE FORGET THE ZAMBONI
  • Skating on fresh ice after a zamboni is a religious experience
  • ZAMBONI

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

the 3 classes of gay ships
  • Class A, the most common:
  • Person 1: hey no homo but do you wanna go on a date with me
  • Person 2: no homo but yeah sure
  • Billy, a heterosexual: that sounds pretty gay
  • Person 2: we said no homo
  • Person 1: did you not fucking hear us
  • *later*
  • Person 1: hey do you wanna kiss
  • Person 1: like in a heterosexual way
  • Person 2: yeah sure
  • Person 2: i heterosexually kiss people all the time
  • *Person 1 and 2 kiss*
  • Billy, a heterosexual: tHaT LoOKs pRetTy gAy
  • Person 1: what the fuck billy no
  • Person 2: what the fuck would give you that idea
  • *later*
  • Person 1: hey wanna get married
  • Person 1: but like as bros
  • Person 2: yeah sure
  • Person 2: but like no homo right bro
  • Person 1: yeah no homo bro
  • Billy, a heterosexual, shouting in the distance: GAAAYYYY
  • Person 2: shut the fUCK UP BILLY
  • Person 1: I HOPE YOU FUCKING DIE
  • Person 2: THIS IS WHY NOBODY NOBODY FUCKING LIKES YOU
  • Person 1: EVERYONE FUCKING HATES YOU BILLY
  • Class B:
  • Person 1: c-can i kiss you?
  • Person 2: yES (holy fuck finally)
  • *person 1 and 2 kiss*
  • Billy, a heterosexual: WOW DID YOU GUYS JUST KISS
  • Person 1: n-n-no no we didn't (fuck fuck fuck)
  • Person 2: bitch maybe
  • Class C:
  • Person 1: can i, like, kiss you
  • Person 2: um, yEAH I HAVE BEEN FUCKING WAITING
  • *person 1 and 2 kiss*
  • Billy, a heterosexual: WOW DID YOU GUYS JUST KISS
  • Person 1: are you fucking blind
  • Person 2: jesus fucking christ billy
  • Person 1: what the fuck did you think was happening
  • Person 2: yeah BILLY
  • Person 1: you're so fucking dumb billy