theglassheart: By MeBy Me (I will always wish I was worth)
2017-03-01 12:33 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: { We Were Born to Make History } The Guidebook

2012: The Grand Prix Final Banquet
Victor-Yuri: St. Petersburg Exercises
Between Episodes 1.02-1.03
It's a Perfect Day for a Spring Festival!

Between Episode 1.03-1.04
Victor-Yuri: Title Needs
Yuri & Yurio: You Did it with Me; Do It With Him

July: It's the Perfect Day for a Beach Date Trip!
Episode 1.04
{ "Like Yourself... And Complete The Free Program!!" }
Meeting You Where You Are

Episode 1.06/1.07
{ China's On! The Grand Prix Series Opening Event!! The Cup of China Short Program & Free Skate }
Let's get hotpot!
The Cup of China, Men's Short Program
The Cup of China, Men's Free Program
Between episodes 1.07-1.08
Yurio & Victor: So close to to home, and yet...
Episode 1.08/1.09
{ Yuri vs Yuri! The Horror!! Rostelecom Cup, Short Program & Free Skate }
Trio: The Rostelecom Cup, Men's Short Program [ Parts 1, 2, & 3 ]
Yuri & Yurio: Rostelecom Cup Tea Time
Between Moscow and Tokyo
Trio: The Rostelecom Cup, Men's Free Program [ Parts 1, 2, & 3 ]
The Homecoming
Between episodes 1.09-1.10
The Makeup Date
Yuri & Yurio: Chopsticks Instructional Hour
Episode 1.10
{ Gotta Supercharge it! Pre-Grand Prix Final Special! }
Some Things You Never Forget... or Remember
Yurio & Victor, The Morning After

Episode 1.11/1.12
{ Gotta Super-Super-Supercharge it! Grand Prix Final Short Program & Free Skate }
Yuri, Victor & Yurio, See You Next Level!
theglassheart: [ Fanart ] : { Google Images } (Default)
2017-02-27 12:24 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: Resources I: Headcanon & Extrapolations

Languages Spoken by Katsuki Yuri 🇯🇵 
 Information Origination Here + My Own Additions
- Japanese (native)
-  Chinese/Korean (native) Only very basic phrases; Hasetsu is a historical port for China and Korea. 
- English. Very good/fluent; he studied in Detroit for years, and English would be the common language between the skaters on the world stage.
- Russian. Basic to moderate, but of course Victor is teaching him so he’s levelling up quick.
- Italian. Basic only, whatever words Yuri picked up from his former coach.
- Thai.  Basic only, he does greet Phichit in Thai when he calls up.

Yuri's S1 Ice Skating Resources

Yuri's Tumblr Meta's of Merit

theglassheart: By Me (About Me)
2017-06-15 10:07 pm

Yu-Topia Katuski Layout

[ From Pash Magazine Summer 2017
Wiki: Yutopia Katuski ]

The Main Floor & Onsen

The Second & Third Floors

Victor's Banquet Room
theglassheart: By Me (About Me)
2017-06-14 07:12 pm

Locational Resources { In Progress

Weather & Sunlight Averages for Detroit, Michigan

Weather & Sunlight Averages for Tokyo
Hasetsu (/Karatsu), Kyushu Prefecture, Japan
ED Short: Nakasu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Yu-Topia Layout Maps

Weather & Sunlight Averages for Moscow & St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, A Taste Of: Part 1 & Part 2 (Last Episode Shots)
St. Petersburg: Victor's Apartment
Russian Nomenclature Notes
Moscow: Location/Education
theglassheart: By Me (Dancing on blades)
2017-06-14 06:55 pm

International Real-Life Skaters

Yuri Katsuki - Yuzuru Hanyu/Tatsuki Machida
Victor Nikiforov - Evegeni Plushenko/John Cameron Mitchel
Yuri Plisetsky - Yulia Lipnitskaya

Guang Hon Ji - Boyang Jin
Phichit Chulanont - Michael Christian Martinez
Leo de Iglesia - Jason Brown
Otabek Altin - Denis Ten
Jean-Jacques Leroy - ?? (Patrick Chan)
Christophe Giacometti - ?? (Stephane Lambiel)
Michele Crispino - ?? (Brian Joubert)
Kenjirou Minami - ??

Ice Skaters Based in Real Skaters Resource
theglassheart: By Me (In the presence of my Savior)
2017-06-13 03:10 pm

{ Between 1.03-1.04; July } It's The Perfect Day for a Beach Trip!

The alarm goes off spine-shatteringly sharp and loud and Yuri's glance out of the blanket at the menacing green numbers is owlish and more than a little annoyed. He had been sure he'd turned that off, while climbing into his bed, after Victor declared they were taking a break today. Victor declared things pretty often, that wasn't anything new, and might or might not have been helped by the fact Yuri rarely (never) argued with these declarations.

At least the never that existed where only his eyebrows went up and there was confused spluttering,
but Victor seemed to take more of those as further encouragement to dole out detail of his declaration.

Today was a day off. Today they were going to rest, or go to beach ... or something?
Victor had been rambling about something. Bouncing on the balls of his feet.
Smiling that too bright, inspiration has struck, time will stand still, smile.

Had it been somewhere else or something new he'd heard of? There'd been more, but yawning, and pulling his blanket up over his shoulder, and ears and almost eyes, all that was left in Yuri's head was that if he didn't have to be up at dawn, at the Ice Palace, he and his sore muscles could go back to sleep instead of paying any attention to the barely rising sun or whatever happened right before he went to sleep.
theglassheart: By Laura (There's so much more)
2017-06-10 03:04 pm

Episode 1.04; Original Score Card Graphic

[ Information from here
SpaceCapeds Score Reading Instructions here ]

Cleaned Up Breakdown )

1) It’s unlikely this is Yuuri’s pre-series personal best SP. In episode 5, he beat his PB by almost 10 points with a 94.36. It’s not too far off, though.

2) Katsuki Yuuri: PCS powerhouse. Nothing lower than an 8.00.
theglassheart: By Laura (You won't be going thirsty)
2017-06-10 02:06 pm

2014-2015 Season, Senior Division: Grand Prix Qualifiers/Final

October 24-26 Skate America Grand Prix Qualifier
Chicago, Illinois: Time & Practice Schedule

October 31-November 2 Skate Canada Grand Prix Qualifier
Prospera Place, Kelowna: Time & Practice Schedule

November 7-9  China Cup Grand Prix Qualifier
Shanghai, China: Time & Practice Schedule
Hotel: Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing
Venue: Capital Indoor Stadium

November 13-16 Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix Qualifier
Moscow, Russia: Time & Practice Schedule
Hotel: The Star (The Aerostar)
Venue: Luzhniki Small Sports Arena (Capacity 8,700)

November 21-23 Trophee Eric Bompard
Bordeaux, France: Time & Practice Schedule
Venue: Palais des Sports

November 28-30 NHK Trophy
Osaka, Japan: Time & Practice Schedule

December 11-14 Grand Prix Final
Barcelona, Spain: Time & Practice Schedule
Venue: Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona
Hotel: Prince Hotel (Barcelona Princess Hotel)
theglassheart: By Existentially (Til there remains no trace)
2017-04-11 12:00 am

Episode 1.04; Original FS Program Elements



Free Skate Program Elements Notepad:

1. Quad Toe Loop + Double Toe Loop Combination Jump
2. Flying Sit Spin
3. Quad Salchow Jump
4. Change Foot Camel Spin
5. Triple Loop Jump
6. Choreographed Sequence (read it incorrectly)
7. Triple Axel Jump x
8. Triple Flip Jump x
9. Triple Axel + 1 Loop + Triple Salchow Combination Jump x
10. Triple Lutz + Triple Toe Loop Combination Jump x
11. Quad Toe Loop Combination Jump x
12. Combination spin with change of foot


  • Yuuri starts off his Free Skate program with a quad toe loop + double toe loop competition… This is less difficult than a 4-3 combination initially, so can be done.
  • Assuming that he makes all the jumps in the second half (hopefully as indicated by x), the 1.1x base value bonus to the jumps in the second half will increase by a total of 5 points!
  • Depending on the performance, the Grade oExecution will be added to the base value of the jump! For example, a perfect GOE of 3 from the judges will result in the addition of a GOE of 3 points!
  • For example, a triple flip jump normally has a 8.5 base value. With the 1.1x bonus, it would be 9.85 base value in the second half of the program. With a perfect GOE, it would be 12.85 points! This is a whooping 4.35 difference for just one jump!
  • Yuuri has 5 jumps in the second half. Hypothetically, if he gets a 3 GOE for all the jumps, that’s at least 15 points to his elements! (But that never happens unless 8 of the judges give a 3. The top score and the lowest score is removed, and the last 7 are averaged between 7 judges.) But if he falls, that’s an automatic -1 deduction.
  • And this doesn’t include his program component score, which usually boosts his score up because Yuuri is weak in his jump elements!
theglassheart: By Existentially (And judgement taught us)
2017-04-06 06:03 pm

{ The China Cup GPF Qualifier, FS } November 7-8, 2014 - Shanghai, China

If Yuri thought the night before this one never ended, he was wrong. It's this newest night that feels like it never ends. Oppressive, pressing, darkness, digging into his eyes, his mouth, his nose, his ears, while Victor breathed heavy and easy in the adjoining bed. Yuri had tried to sleep. Turning this way, turning that way, staring at the backs of his eyelids toward the ceiling, pressing his face into his pillow. He tried and tried and tried (and most of all found himself trying not to let his breathing race so fast it might wake Victor).

The evening had been bearable, if not entirely enjoyable or unenjoyable. Less stressful than the one before it, if only marginally, while Phichit and Victor drug him from place to place. Too late for museums or anything with middaytime, there had been rather quick tours through the Yu Garden, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and the Jade Buddha Temple, and in the cases of closed doors, pictures with their iconic buildings. As well as everything else that looked interesting between them.

It took forever, and then it was just over.

He'd enjoyed some of it, but none of it stuck for long.
Not even the late calls from his family and Yuu-san had.

Not with the Free Skate looming. Not with every single person he was skating with gunning for where he was standing, and every person watching wondering if he could somehow pull out o f himself the miraculous performance that had seemed to come from almost nowhere. Like it hadn't even belonged to him. How many times had he performed Eros and it'd never been that?

How badly would it be when (if - when) tomorrow couldn't match it?
What would they say about him, then? What would they say about Victor, then?

Yuri would fall asleep only to startle awake what could only have been seconds later, nerves sharpening with each new jolt, until it felt like ice was splintering more and stabbing up harder through every part of his veins, until each second asleep seemed to only contain the certainty he would fall, he would fail, he would forget. He could never reach whatever he'd touched for that brief two minutes and eighteen seconds.

It'd been a fluke. He'd only dreamed it. He couldn't explain it. He couldn't sleep.
Every minute in that dark reaching, but, also, clutching his pillow.
Eyelids clenched tight, or eyes open, staring at the other bed.

Over and over, he counted his breaths down.
Over and over, he repeated that he had and he could.
Over and over, he told himself this was all in his head.

Over and over, he slipped right back as soon as it finished.

That morning comes at all only changes the color of the sky.

Breakfast is a blur, piling food into himself, like maybe it would give him any solidness. Weigh him to the seat, to the ground, to reality. It should be impossible, but his head feels even heavier than his body. Hot water had shaken some tension from his skin, but none at all from his mind. It hadn't mattered whether he was in the bed, in the shower, in a booth, at a table.

His foot tapped under the table, all the way up to his knee and thigh, and in the moments he could make himself stop, his fingers drum against the side of his thigh or the seat instead. Desperate to try and keep it from Victor's sight, when Victor won't stop looking at him, smiling like that, talking about how Eros was perfect, and what he should do as soon as they arrived at practice.

How would he look when he realized Yuri couldn't reproduce what he done. Couldn't even look at the things that compounded to get him there. Words Victor'd said, but entirely in a different way than he'd said them. That Yuri'd blown them out of proportion and reality out there, during Eros. What would he do if Yuri couldn't place at all?

What would he do when everyone no longer was cheering his name as the reason Yuri had done so well? When there would only be that gut-wrenching pity on every face and Victor's name was smeared with his failures the same as his already was? Why was he even going to put himself through that? Why was Yuri?

Practice is a comedy of uncertainty.
He doesn't even want to return to the wall and Victor during it.

His feet hardly feel like they belong to his body, and thinking about love doesn't produce his love, his family, Hasetsu, or Victor, it brings up more and more knots in his guts. It tears up the ice under him with images of last year, of every fall, of every day spent in his bed, avoid being awake, avoiding the rink, Celestino, Phichit. The flip of what that could -- will -- look like again.

Except at home. Except with his parents, and Minako, and Yuu-san, and his family.

Their sad faces, their disappointment, as Victor's back went vanishing away in the background of his loss.

Even the ease of his long earned and long loved turns seems to be slipping from him when his focus won't pull itself together. At full speed it makes it a fumble of something he hasn't fumbled in half his life, even if he doesn't fall. It's better the next time, and gone the third, but it still there. He can do this. He can. He's done it how many hundreds and thousands of times.

It makes him sloppy. It makes him reckless. It makes him stubborn. It makes him hesitate.

It ends all too soon. The alarm sounding for them to come in, and he trails in.
theglassheart: By Existentially (Until we die)
2017-04-01 10:58 am

{ The China Cup GPF Qualifier, SP } November 7-8, 2014 - Shanghai, China

It takes Yuri all of about two minutes to realize that down might have been just as bad an option as up.

That downstairs in the hotel, at the buffet, involved a world of national jackets. Dozens and dozens of men and women, in various states of dress around and under and without those jackets, some picture perfect and some all but in pajamas and bare feet still, in various states of awake and asleep. Still on their feet, putting food on plates, sitting on their own and others, carrying them back upstairs. Not to mention those fans who could afford to stay here, watching from nearby tables and occasionally thrusting one of their own with a pen and napkin at some skater's table.

There are so many more of them here. There hadn't been this many last time.

(But, by last time, he means in October.

There were totally this many last time
- this time, two years ago.
A sea of people.)

His body snags back and forth between the urge to clutch his plate full of food to his chest, and gulp each bite down, while dragging it under the table with him, and just to slide under the table, without it or someone else, especially Victor, noticing he's vacated his seat and relocated there.

It doesn't help he can't quite seem to focus right. To hear what Victor is saying. To know what to say when he can. When he can't seem to more than flit his gaze that way and away. (That he was an absolute idiot, and jumped like he'd been hit, or expected to be, the first time Victor threw an arm around his shoulder headed to the elevator to come down here. Even though Victor's been nothing but sane and sober and normal since they woke up.)

People keep laughing and talking. Nails on the chalkboard inside his skull. His jacket feels odd at the edges of his shoulders. The booth is too big. The room is too small. He watches the clock. Time is slipping away already. Practice, then performance. Practice, then performance. Breakfast ends. Uncertain if he ate too much. Trying to counter that he didn't eat enough last night. (Or maybe sleep enough. And what if he crashes on the ice because he didn't take care of both of those?

What if he's ruined it all because he couldn't even manage his first twenty hours in the Prix Qualifier even?)

They leave when they have to. Early enough to look at everything. Early enough to make sure everything is ready for practice, and practice is practice. He's so in his head. He can't stop watching the people around him as they practice their routines. His skin prickles at just the bite of the air on it. He can't outrun the itch in the back of his head.

It's like a wall in front of him, always two inches in front, no matter how fast or how slow. Goading him to run, with sharp prods, but staying two inches away. Always two inches away. Never closer. Never in reach. His feet are a hiss on the ice, jumps a little too sharp, and his mind still won't stop tossing up and out, in front of his skates, all the things that don't belong out here.
theglassheart: By Me (pic#11087890)
2017-03-26 12:16 pm

November 16, 2014 - Fukuoka to Hasetsu

The flights end up late, and it feels like he's chasing the ghost of a glimmer of light, one that he's already lost sight of, again, across an entire world of night. Leaving in the dark of Russia's night, and the windows never brighten. Even as hours and hours pass. He doesn't think he'll sleep, but he ends up sleeping in fits and starts anyway.

He didn't sleep well the night before, or the night before that. Which isn't all the unusual. Not during competition. But he wasn't forced by Victor to try to sleep during the middle of the day, and he didn't try to catch even a few hours sleep before his flight. He didn't touch the beds except to put his suitcase on it and fold things next to it.

Adding to those, his performance drained everything that was left in him.

He still dreamt shoddily. He dreamt he never made it.
He dreamed they recounted the numbers and he was too far under.
He dreamed and blurred the skate at Rostelecom with his one at his last Grand Prix Finale.

When he was luckiest, he dreamed of nothing. He simply slipped into that ebony, endless black. An embrace of pure exhaustion that didn't feel like sleep, and left him feeling more exhausted, more run over, but at least it didn't startle him awake in the middle of a panic, heart racing, eyes stinging, clutching the armrests, unable to catch his breath at first.

When he can't sleep, he stares unfocused out the window. Or at the barely there shape of his reflection in the double-paned glass of the window. Has the strangest, exhausted snippets of conversations. With Yakov, and Yurio, and Victor, so many times Victor. That start with words they've said, or might say, and ripple out from there.

Anxiety, and exhaustion, and too much waiting again, even more than before the skate. Unable to move from this spot. He looks at his phone more than he should, because he can't convince himself to let go of it most of the time, but he doesn't bother Victor. He's sleeping, he convinces himself several times. And when he might not be, with Maccachin, finally, he tells himself in others. Mostly he tells himself, he'll be there soon, closing the phone. Over and over. He can wait. He's made it this long.

There's so much time to wait, so much to say and he has no one else but himself to say it to. Which had always been true before, too, except now it isn't. Now he has so many things he needs to say to Victor. Victor, who still hasn't started lecturing him, and the longer that goes on, the more he starts to fret that is what is waiting for him in Fukuoka. Like skating to Victor at the side of the rink and it starting. Maybe when he walks in, then it'll start.

It makes his stomach tighten, even when he wants that if that's what it takes. If it'll put Victor back in front of him, he'll listen to the entire thing from beginning to end now. His stomach growls, after his exhausted anxiousness chases that tail for the next half hour, playing different tracks of that lecture, in the airport, with all of those people watching, and leaves him staring at the call button. Thinking about calling for another snack. Or another sealed meal, if he could.

(He's not going to eat the last Pirozh-katsu, long since cold, but wrapped up carefully in its brown paper bag, waiting in his backpack in front of his feet. It may have been given to him, a birthday present or congratulations, to be shared with Yurio, but that one, the very last one, isn't for him.)

What feels like an infinity of hours later still, the announcement overhead starting,
as the wifi finally picks up again, Yuri finally opens his phone, and starts typing,

We just landed.
theglassheart: Not by Me (The World's Biggest Glass Heart)
2017-03-08 06:36 pm

2014-2015: Skating Lineup - Katuski Yuri, Men's Singles

Short Program
Music - On Love: Eros
Choreography - Victor Nikiforov
2.50 minute max
Elements/Jump Requirements
  • Flying spin
  • Camel or sit spin with only one change of foot allowed and no flying entry
  • 1 Combination Spin with only one change of foot and no flying entry
  • 1 step sequence
  • Double or Triple Axel (everyone goes triple). Remember, a quad axel is NOT a thing.
  • 1 Standalone quadruple or triple jump immediately preceded by connecting steps or other free skating movements (you cannot repeat the triple axel)
  • 1 jump combination (usually a quad/triple, quad/double, or a triple/triple. You cannot repeat the axel).

Side by Side Choreography Video )

Choreography & Commentary )

Free Skate
Music - Yuri on Ice
Choreography - Victor Nikiforov
Composer - Ketty Abelashvili
4.5 minute max
Jump Sequence

(Compilation Video from all FS episodes)
  • Quad toe-loop, double-toe loop
  • Quad salchow
  • Triple flip
  • Triple Axel
  • Triple Lutz, triple flip
  • Quad toe-loop
  • Triple Axel, ½ loop, triple salchow
  • Quad flip

Gala / Exhibition Program
Music - Stammi Vicino
Choreography - Victor Nikiforov
Episode 12: Partner - Victor Nikiforov
(Loving Lifted from Virtue & Moir's, circa 4:00)

Side by Side Choreography )
theglassheart: By Laura (You've got that young blood set it free)
2017-03-04 09:11 pm

Things YoI Fans/Ficcers Should Know About Skating

[ From a former Ice skater & her ice dancer/coaching sister

  1. On Skaters and the Commentary
  2. On Rental Skates and What You Can/Can’t Do in Them
  3. There is No Such Thing as a Quad Axel
  4. It’s an Ice Dance NOT a Pairs Skate: On Yuuri and Victor’s Exhibition Skate
  5. Skating in Historical AU: To Quad or Not To Quad?
  6. Winning the GPF is it a BFD: Ranking Competitions in Order of Importance (Hint: It’s World’s)
  7. Don't Dress Like a Loser: Yes, Your Costume Matters
  8. Part Two: Costume Prices & Pieces All in the Details 
  9. The Clock is Ticking: The Timeline Ficcers like to Ignore
  10. Skating in AU Timelines, Part Two: A Perfect 6.0
  11. Skating Classifications: Eligible and Ineligible Status
  12. Knife Shoes: The Cutting Edge (What to Know About Blades)

Build a Better Program

  1. Moves: The Crossover [ Wiki: Crossover Types]
  2. Moves: The Spiral [Wiki: Spiral Types]
  3. Moves: The Lunge
  4. Moves: Hydroblading [Wiki: Hydroblading]
  5. Turns: 3 Turn [Wiki: 3 Turn]
  6. Turns: Mohawk Turn [Wiki: Mohawk Turn]
  7. Turns: Bracket Turn [Wiki: Bracket Turn]
  8. Jumps: Split Jump [Wiki: Split Jump]
  9. Jumps: Toe Loop [Wiki: Toe Loop]
  10. Jumps: Salchow [Wiki: Salchow]
  11. Jumps: Loop [Wiki: Loop
  12. Jumps: Flip [Wiki: Flip]
  13. Jump: Axel [Wiki: Axel]

Judging Details
  1. Judged: An Introduction to The ISU Scoring System
  2. Introduction of Grade of Execution (GOE)
  3. Judged II: An Overview of Program Component Scores (PCS)
  4. Comparing Real Life & Anime Scores

Other Important Ask Topics

  1. Skaters and How They Make Money?
  2. Victor: Financial Genius at the Game?
  3. Can Skaters Dance on Their Toe Picks
  4. How much can they really change up on the fly?
  5. That talk about retirement ages
  6. Wait a minute, are Yuri's blade different
  7. How strong do skaters get?
  8. What kind of diets do skaters have
  9. Skating Order: Grand Prix to Non-Prix
  10. Earning Olympic Spots: At The Worlds
  11. About Doing Victor's Program For Gala
  12. On Victor Being or Not Being a "Real" Coach
  13. Don't call them "Professional Skaters"

theglassheart: By Me (It's a perfect day for a Spring Festival)
2017-02-27 06:26 pm

{ Ep. 1.02-1.03 } : It's a Perfect Day for a Spring Festival!

The sun is up, peeking through his windows, chasing the last tendrils of darkness, while Yuri ties his sneakers. Hair still more a mess of sleep mussed than not, because it won't matter, out running, and it would be a mess, again, before he returned anyway.

He's already allowed back on the ice, already working on Eros, even if the name draws beads of sweat near his brow to think of, but he's still working on getting back into shape. The shape he was before he took his year off, because he wasn't working as hard every day. He isn't near the shape that Victor or Yuri came here in. Better than a few months ago, but he can do better than that. Has to now.

This is one of the ones he never minds. Heading out into the beginning of the day, whether it's with Victor, or Victor and Yuri, or by himself. The end of spring cool air rushing into his face, and pounding steps waking him up more than anything else. Every morning, every night. The beginning and the end of the day.

"Oh, Yuri, good!" He'd still been rubbing the sleep from his eyes, coming down the hallway in his training pants and a windbreaker, when his mother bustles across the hallway, spotting him and stopping. So very awake and cheerful sounding already. "Vicchan asked for both of you to the wait for him in the dining area. He has a surprise!"

"A - " Yuri blinked, startled from his half-awake morning daze, with its singular focus. " - surprise?"

Part of him was surprised to hear Victor was even awake, and hadn't gone out, and spent another night drinking, but he foundered only a few moments, watching his mother bustle away. Smiling just a little too happily, and gone as fast as she appeared.

He raised a hand to his neck, walking toward the dinning area.