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prillalar ([personal profile] prillalar) wrote2017-04-22 02:20 pm

YOI Multishipper Problems

[ Before the ramble (or vent) begins, some signal boosting:
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While working on some fic that doesn't involve any of these characters, I was listening to Steve Winwood (I'm an old) and Back In the High Life Again came on and I had a mini-breakdown over Chris/Victor, mainly from frustration that it's next to impossible to write them post-canon.

I love Yuuri/Victor but I'm a multishipper and Chris/Victor is my favourite Victor ship. (Nishigori/Yuuri is my other main ship, just to get even more impossible.) And I've never been in a fandom before where the juggernaut was so juggernaut-y and soulmate-y and canon-y that to write any other end-game pairing with either of them is nearly unthinkable.

I don't want to go canon-divergent; it's not my thing. Am I doomed to never being able to write what I want? Or is there perhaps some way to break Yuuri and Victor up post-canon that I wouldn't have to spend more than about 25% of the Chris/Victor fic dealing with? (Victor dealing with it, I mean, not showing the break-up.)

I realise I will have to sign a waiver indicating I understand no one will read this fic. And that I may also be consigned to perdition. It might be worth it.

Okay, whining over, thinking begun.
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
I'd read it. Although, yeah, not many people would. Outside the superheated bubble of Victuuri, the Yuri!!! On Ice fandom seems to act like any other sports anime fandom. Rarepairs don't exactly do well here, I say, as I'm currently knee-deep in a WIP about a minor sports anime character.

Anyway, I love Chris/Victor and I *can* see it working, post-Yuuri, although in my hc, it would pretty far along when they're both retired and are irascible old men (for the given value of old -- I mean, in canon a 25 and 27 year old are considered over the hill, yeesh), sitting around and judging young, obviously less talented and beautiful skaters. What has the sport come to?

After all, Victor and Yuuri's grand passion fizzled out a long time ago -- eros is never meant to last! -- and Chris, as observant as ever, makes his move?

But, whatever you chose, I'm sure it would be a great story, and worth telling. Even if not many people read it?

/also hi, hope you don't mind me subscribing to you & sorry if I'm being presumptuous
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
I wonder who will age better, Chris or Victor?

That's an irresistible question. Probably Victor, except for his hairline problem. Chris looks like he tans, and that's not great for the skin!
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe this is why late-life Chris/Victor is NEEDED. When Victor tells Chris that wrinkles are sexier than an eerily immovable plastic-looking face, maybe Chris will believe him!
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
Nice, nice.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
hairline problem = voting for shaved-head victor
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (yoi: victuuri)

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh, I used to think this was the obvious solution for a lot balding woes, but now I think it only works if you've god a good skull shape & also strong bone structure to carry it off. And while I'm sure Victor's skull is 100% perfectly shaped, idk, bone structure is ... hard ... to figure with an animated character.

What if he shaves it all off and hates it?? LOL, Victor.
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, we're bringing the *real* angst this morning.
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[personal profile] naraht 2017-04-23 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
That's an irresistible question. Probably Victor, except for his hairline problem. Chris looks like he tans, and that's not great for the skin!

I hadn't thought this about Chris, but you're totally right. And he probably does it naturally, unlike orange Evan Lysacek.

If Victor is anything like John Cameron Mitchell, his face double, he ages hella well. If you think about it, he probably gets hardly any sun, living in Saint Petersburg and spending all his time training indoors.
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Reading your comment around 6:03 AM my time, I thought you said that his face would double and thought it was unnecessarily harsh -- I mean, come on, he wouldn't lose that much hair!! But it was early in the morning and I can't read. :)

I'm thinking back to Heidi!Chris and realize his skin tone stayed pretty much the same. Hmm, idk then.
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[personal profile] naraht 2017-04-23 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh dear no, I'm not quite that mean to Victor. But I do think he's definitely balding.

Heidi!Chris could have precociously got into the self tanner, no?
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 01:29 pm (UTC)(link)
He hit up the bronzer because he knew he'd be seeing his idol! Makes sense.