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

YOI Multishipper Problems

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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] naraht 2017-04-23 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I can never tell with FFA whether it's one very noisy person or a strongly shared opinion, but yeah. I confess that I can't understand how you can ship a pairing so strongly that you can't deal with the suggestion that someone may have briefly admired the looks of another person.

Hell, the canon has untagged Chris/Victor. How else can you interpret "sexy on and off the ice"?
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[personal profile] clawdine 2017-04-23 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
They totally fucked.
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[personal profile] naraht 2017-04-23 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Without a doubt.
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[personal profile] ineptshieldmaid 2017-04-23 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I confess that I can't understand how you can ship a pairing so strongly that you can't deal with the suggestion that someone may have briefly admired the looks of another person.

I don't know but these people read my fic and were Not Happy. I had some who were willing to sign up to read a Chris/Viktor/Yuri threesome, but freaked the fuck out when the possibility of Chris/Yuri without Viktor participating was discussed. SELFISH, the cried. How could I make Yuri so selfish? And, strangely, they thought he was being selfish vis-a-vis Chris, as well as Viktor. I don't even know what was going on there.
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-04-23 02:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel like there's at least two, unless there's some sameanoning going on. But whoever they are, they are very ... persistent. Also, loud.

I confess that I can't understand how you can ship a pairing so strongly that you can't deal with the suggestion that someone may have briefly admired the looks of another person.

*has traumatic flashbacks to the Free! fandom, even though I wasn't even a part of it at the time* It's ... wild, but it seems like that's what happens.

Victor is canonically v. supportive of his friends' sexiness. That's something I really love about him.