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    the mystery is that there is something to keep the light / from passing through.

    She cuts her hair during junior year of high school. September is smudging into a heartbreakingly chilly autumn like watercolors bleeding into canvas, and Lan Zhan decides she wants a change. She wants something for sure, an unnameable and unquantifiable thing with a desperation that almost scares her, so she gets a haircut.

    (Or: Lan Zhan, and queerness, and genderfluidity.)

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    26 Aug 2020

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    This is so beautiful, and I have so many feelings about it.

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    What is Katsuki Yuuri’s greatest asset when competing? If you ask the media, they’ll tell you it’s his flair for artistry, something that shines through in his earnest, winning performances. If you ask Yuuri, he’ll tell you that it’s his coach, Celestino, and the answer will sound as fake as it is.

    The truth, though, is something that Yuuri has always known. He wouldn't be half the skater he is without his prescription for anti-anxiety medication.

     

    [AKA a role reversal au, wherein Yuuri is a figure skating legend in the making - mostly made, or so they say - who decides to take a season off at the peak of his career, and Victor is the runaway-cum-international student from Russia who joins his university and cons Yuuri into becoming his coach. Featuring Phichit Chulanont as the worst (best) friend ever, and Yuri Plisetsky as Yuuri's self-proclaimed Arch Rival.]

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    08 Mar 2017

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    This is a thing of beauty, and the characterisation is excellent.

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    Victor learns Japanese while in Hasetsu. He doesn't tell Yuuri, and things get dicey when he overhears Yuuri and Mari talking about him in Japanese. Repeatedly.

    (The subtitle of this fic should be: Victor Nikiforov really needs a hug. Luckily, he gets one. Eventually.)

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    “No,” Victor says, skating up to Yuuri on the ice, “you have to push all the way from here, or you’ll never get the height you need for that axel.” He sets his hand on Yuuri’s ass, tracing the muscle group he’s referring to. “Not here.” He taps Yuuri’s thigh. He doesn’t know the words for the muscles in English, only knows how to show him.

    Yes, technically he’s grabbing Yuuri’s ass, but how else is he to communicate?

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    06 Mar 2017

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    So very beautifully done.