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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-02-13 09:08 am

I'm Going To Become A Super Tasty Pork Cutlet Bowl.

Your task is to cleverly deduce, from Rei's beautiful song (to the tune of Cabaret's 'Two Ladies'), what we've been watching lately:

Deedly dee-dee-dee, two Yuris,
Deedly dee-dee-dee, two Yuris,
Deedly dee-dee-dee, and I'm the only Victor.
Deedly dee-dee-dee, I like it,
Deedly dee-dee-dee, they're less keen...

We're three episodes in!

Yuri!!! on ICE is both very cute and very odd. Strangely, I think the character I'm most emotionally invested in might be the hostile fifteen-year-old who's incapable of walking past a tiger T-shirt without buying it, taking a selfie and posting it on Instagram. Although I'm very charmed by Yuri (er, Yuri Katsuki; this is going to be tricky) getting flustered around Victor. And of course Victor is constantly being as flustering as possible. Give the poor boy a moment's peace!

About six weeks ago, I was challenged to write a Yuri!!! on ICE fic without having seen a single episode, using only the bits and pieces I'd picked up from other people talking about it. What I produced was this:

Victor pirouetted on the ice, his possibly silver hair whipping gracefully around him. Yuri gazed with longing from the edge of the rink. How could he dare to ask this legendary performer to tutor him in the ways of skating? It seemed impossibly arrogant.

Yuuri, who was not Yuri but a small child who nobody was allowed to ship with anyone, skipped merrily past as small children do.

Suddenly, Victor pirouetted straight up to Yuri! Yuri had no idea how to react. This man was his hero. How could Victor stoop to notice someone like him?

He had even less of an idea of how to react when Victor seized him and dipped him in a deep kiss. Yuri's glasses fell off and shattered on the ice.

"Let me tutor you," Victor purred. "Also, let's get married."

"O-okay," Yuri stammered. "Can I get my glasses fixed first?"

"No," Victor breathed fondly.

Now that I've actually seen some of this show, I'm impressed by my own accuracy. Well, merry skipping aside. Literally the only thing I knew about Yuri Plisetsky was that there were big arguments about whether it was morally wrong to write shipfic about him (it's not), so I didn't have much to work from there. He'd be furious if he saw this.
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[personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler 2017-02-13 12:50 pm (UTC)(link)
And I think to myself-- maybe next sunday might be the time I actually watch Yuri on Ice! I swear, I am this close-- and I heard that it's a short series which makes it even better for me to keep track of...

(I so can't do long anime series-- my patience isn't that long enough *blinking lights*attention span of a gnat*blinking lights*)
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[personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler 2017-02-13 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I have watched both Princess Tutu and Madoka Magica

I actually decided to watch Princess Tutu after seeing the AMV of it called "Hold Me Now"-- really if you haven't seen that AMV, you need to give it a looksie; it's the most metal Princess Tutu AMV I've ever seen.

And I recall Madoka being one of the last animes I've ever watched (well aside from Tales of Zestiria the X which I watched with my boyfriend and of course Sailor Moon Crystal). Anime isn't really a priority for me anymore since I have so many other things that I have to/want to do-- and anime doesn't rank up there (but video games-- aw yeah!)

Thanks for the recommendation! Maybe this weekend-- maybe (here's hoping!)
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-02-13 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I keep hearing about that show on Tumblr! We, mostly from Johnlock Conspiracy fans.

I looked it up and there is Yuri and Yuuri? Is there also Yuri?
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-02-13 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
They are actually enjoying it! I have no idea if there does ever end up being Victor/Yuri, because all information I've seen comes from Johnlock Conspiracy peope, and they currently think they're being mocked by wallpaper. They're also constantly recommending Welcome to Night Vale to each other, because canon m/m relationships, but I don't know if they've ever watched it.

Ah! So Younger Yuri is Yuri, and older Yuri is Yuuri, except he's actually also Yuri? Totally clear!
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-02-13 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
That sounds just like them.

(Someone thinks the kinds of wallpaper chosen by the show's production team to decorate 221b Baker Street is a subtle insult to Johnlock Conspiracy fans. I couldn't make heads or tails of why the wallpaper was insulting, even when they explained - they rattled off wallpaper types as if the insult were self-evident.)

Okay, someone may need to make Yuuri on Ice!!! To balance the confusion, you know.
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[personal profile] jecca_mehlota 2017-02-13 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Yuri P (hereafter Yurio) is everyone's favourite, okay.

That's a lie, I love Yuri K and Victor and Makkachin and YURIO'S UNNAMED BUT VERY HAPPY CAT but Yurio himself is super great. I also became very emotionally invested in him!

I hope you are able to finish it! I really love this show!!

(Anyway before I started watching I thought first that Yurio might be a girl and second that he and Minami were actually the same person and I have no idea how that second one occurred.)
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[personal profile] jecca_mehlota 2017-02-13 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)

Yes, just watch! It is so great! They are so in love it is so ridiculous you don't even know. I am very excited for you to get to episode 10, that one is really good.
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[personal profile] ruthi 2017-02-14 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
I am pleased and excited that you are watching Yuri!!! on ICE

I also enjoyed your mini-fic. Victor breathing fondly is very Victor.