Cross stitch pattern of the S pin from Sk8 the Infinity. Download the PDF here: Sk8 Pattern
Grid Size:66W x 61H
Design Area:4.50″ x 4.21″ (63 x 59 stitches)
My Patron, Larissa Ranbom, is an ancient automaton whose personality and desires change slightly with each upgrade and repair until they have completely transformed inside and out, ship of Theseus style. They have always been Larissa and have one continuous consciousness, but they are never the same person century to century. Keeps things fresh.
I’m ecstatic about being called a nonbinary hoe in the dub. The fact that any anime even acknowledges my existence, let alone in such a way that treats it normally, makes me so happy.
Sk8 the Infinity is very gay even in Japanese, and the localization team just made it gayer. Honestly, the English dub is hilarious and I definitely recommend it even if you normally watch subbed. There are just so many moments of the localization team sprinkling in subtle interpretations of the text that make it way better. It’s the same story, but the dub brings in a sparkle that I am all for.
There’s this scene where Langa is talking about how he started to love skating and the voice actor purposefully placed a short pause when saying “Reki, my love… of skating came from you,” and that had to be intentional! There weren’t even any lip flaps in that scene that would change the way it was said. They knew!
Apart from the gay stuff, the show is fantastic. I love how everyone has a meaningful personalized skateboard and all the decks look perfect. The skating and tricks walk this fuzzy line between realistic and fantastical that I really love. In slower scenes, a big trick could be skating up a wall really high, but during races, when everyone is dressed in costumes and the tensions are high, it’s exciting to see someone skating down a cliff and over a ravine. My headcanon is that these stunts are magnified in the eyes of the skaters and that people’s perceptions are being warped by the leftover fumes from the industrial activity that once took place in the area. There is zero justification for this theory. It’s just fun to think about and colors my perception of Langa getting into “the zone” after skating on a closed off portion of track.
In my opinion, if you’re not put off by the male fanservice bits, then Sk8 the Infinity is a good time all around, and I definitely recommend it.