You know the whole post about "dick, let jason dress up as batman. When you're batman nobody believes its me, but when Jason's batman they just think bats is having a bad week"?
Does that mean that..
"Yeah boss i tracked the times when batman gets more violent, and it's always when bruce wayne is outta town"
"Wait a second is batman moody because he misses his boyfriend Bruce Wayne? Thats how Wayne has the justice league connected to him!"
Yuri on Ice and Pedestals
A thing that is remarkable about Yuri on Ice is that it completely flips the idea of ‘Don’t meet your idols’ over its head. It’s a scenario that is begging to happen. Just in the first episode, we find out that Yuuri’s biggest goal in competitive skating is to be on the same ice as Victor. He got a poodle as a child because Victor had one; he named said poodle after him, and the walls of his room are covered in Victor’s face.
When a person idolises someone to such a degree, it is improbable to meet their expectations because the pedestal is in the heavens. We almost expect Victor to be a cold jerkface because we’re introduced to him as a casual playboy.
(He is such a drama queen omg)
And yet, Victor does meet those expectations in the best way possible. He’s not the ethereal, otherworldly person Yuuri imagines him to be. But he is still a wonderful person. He is kind; he’s affectionate; he is thoughtful, and he’s lonely. In other words, he meets all our expectations not because he’s unreachable, but because he’s real and human.
I imagine Yuuri thinking back on his younger self’s idolisation and softly smiling, because Victor is even better than everything he’d dreamed. The Victor hanging on the posters of his walls, with his media smile and airbrushed face doesn’t match the real Victor with his heart-shaped smiles and little imperfections like slightly crooked teeth. Victor remains on the pedestal for Yuuri, not because he is an ethereal, heavenly creature, but because he is his wonderful Vitya, who’s clingy and kind and soft and makes Yuuri better everyday. Victor didn’t get knocked off his pedestal; the pedestal was brought down to where Yuuri was so they could meet each other in the middle, and Yuuri loved Victor all the more for it.