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  1. Xen

    Team Canada

    I think it'll be more controlled in major intl competitions. Judges judge relative to others afterall.
  2. Xen

    Skating on the Planet

    I wiped myself out on a toe loop...a toe loop. Toe slipped and I ended up on my butt with a twisted left ankle. Nothing major but doctor said I need 1 week of no exercise allowed on left foot, and then maybe a second week to heal all my ligaments. He's still saying how lucky I was my ankle didn't snap, and just have torn ligaments and a small stress fracture. I should probably do cardio this week, but have no idea what to do, because my knowledge of off-ice training is non-existent. Any suggestions?
  3. Xen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Dear Diary, Today is the 20th of August, the year 2018, also the 42nd day since our Do-S memeface overlord entered his cave in Toronto. Due to the overflow of content earlier in the off-season, prisoners in captivity (aka fans) were getting used to more information, so the sudden silence from the batcave is decidedly hard to get used to. Really though, older ones should be used to this by now-they've been through what, 4-6 off-seasons of cricket chirps. But sadly, this off-season they're like newbies-moaning and begging for news all the time. And with the chorus of newbies, it seems everyone is slightly going nuts. Note, I really shouldn't say anything since I'm one of the older fans, but even my brain is slightly going anxious and cuckoo. To be fair, the overlord hasn't gone completely silent (and it's not that unusual). There have been some cryptid sightings earlier on in the quiet days, and god bless little children, even photos where he was spotted smiling into a camera.But alas, after 2 weeks, everything's gone blank. Currently some of us residents in captivity have started more fruitful discussions, like social media presence and hypothesis of his fan count should the overlord decide to get instagram/twitter/facebook etc. But no, those are just tiny, unappetizing junk-food level morsels to chew on before we get the real feast. But that feast is taking some time- all the while we need to endure thirst while the followers of other overlords (aka skaters) get to celebrate on new program reveals, normal instagram photos, new haircuts. Envious, who us? Of course not, we're used to feeling a smidgen of envy while we survive on old videos and memories (like cacti in the desert living off of stored water resources). Especially since we all agree that for the sake of his privacy, it's best that our overlord remain off of social media. Desparate, who us? Naturally of course not. And scoff at those other fans, who like happy golden retreivers, jump joyfully at the sightings of haircuts. So easy to satisfy. We'll just content ourselves with 24H TV, even the pre-recorded stuff, while jabbing lazily into munchy snackfoods, clawing at walls, and reminding ourselves that there will be a sumptious feast at the end of this ordeal, because our overlord is a benevolent one in the end. Yes, we're definitely not nutty. Signed, I swear I'm actually a do-S, Xen Dated: year 6, 4 months and 19 days since captivity into the Hanyu solar system
  4. Xen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I can watch this all day on a loop....it's so soothing. And he does all his turns on such huge circles, dammmnnnnn..... Do your cats accept us feeding them such people? Maybe not as proper meals, but say, junk food every once in a while?
  5. Xen

    Team Canada

    I'm looking at it again...and I think his stSq is about a quarter of a beat off, a bit slower than the music to my eyes, and that's what was bugging me the entire time. I expected something quicker, with a slight variation with steps ( was expecting maybe choctaws and more long edges) after that death drop. But nope, I got more turns instead, and him keeping the same pace throughout.
  6. Xen

    Fan Prep for the upcoming season

    Get wigs. And stuff to calm your nerves. Maybe something to help you sleep? Once the season starts in full swing, the speculations about his jumps, his layouts, anger at judges, and fans at times (because there will be fans of other skaters who will dismiss his accomplishments), will result in some combination of: -Hair loss, especially if he tries certain jumps -Anger-especially at some "experts" who like to argue that Yuzu doesn't have good SS or CO, or IN etc and skates on flats, or antis who like to argue that he doesn't have proper jumps and toe taps - In case you get too hyper at 3 am after watching a competition stream Get QQ live, Fuji TV etc? There's a chinese guy on QQ live who usually broadcasts every grand prix event live. =)
  7. Xen

    Team Canada

    Hmm...I hate to say this, but I think Nam embodied the feel of his SP more. There are pauses and stops in the program that hit the staccato hits of the song, and the turns are happening where the music has some continuity. I'm not getting that in Keegan's SP...and uh, his hydroblade looks like it had balance issues when he was reaching down. >_> But lords, Canadian men. Seriously, what is the theme this year? 60's music? As for costuming...look, in China we jokingly call Patrick Chan's skating outfits some combination of long winter underwear (for keeping warm) and training shirts. Is the new theme for canadian men "the office" look?
  8. Xen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    The translation....I'm now pretty sad about the state he was last summer. =(
  9. I doubt you need to do that. If you can get to the arena before 10 am it's probably enough?
  10. I thought that we had assigned seats for the competitions, but maybe not for the practices? Maybe some of us forum goers can kind of band together if we don't have assigned seats for the practices? Then we can take turns for people to get food etc, and the rest of us not going can watch over seats? So long as it's not like more than 3 people, I don't think it'll be considered too rude?
  11. Xen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Okay, so today is 七夕 in China, aka also known as the lunar calender Valentine's day. The idea is kind of based on the story of the cowherd and the weaver girl (). Considering how much we all love Yuzu, I thought we might as well leave a wish for him. And hey Tanabata is based on this. So.... Unfortunately, we don't really do anything quite like Tanabata festivals , and it's turned into a commercial holiday in China.
  12. Xen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I'm amazed anyone can jump without going fully off axis in that *thing.* Especially thing lump on the back-that's not aerodynamic at all!
  13. Xen

    Costumes talk

    It's so corny a commercial that it works (kind of). Besides, you have to give the guy credit for managing to look nice and lean, in an all-white outfit. White looks amazingly flattering on him. BTW, the nickname for Yuzu's FaOI dory costume in Chinese Baidu bars, is egg-drop soup.
  14. Xen

    Skating on the Planet

    Hmm, I don't do these exercises usually, but there is one I've tried out before. Do 3-turns down the line, but instead of holding onto the edge when you exit, do a side toe hop. Hmm, it's inside forward 3's, so it would be say, RFI 3, toe hop--> LFI 3-->toe hop down a line. I want to try these: (look it's Brian!) Currently I'm stuck on twizzles. I can get 3-4 rotations off for the RFI twizzle, but often enough the 3rd or 4th rotation has a little loop like shape (like a spin loop). Not sure how to fix it...I'm I moving too much towards my inside edge? Still can't find my balance point exactly for the LFI twizzle, so I can do at most a pitiful 2 rotations. =_=
  15. Xen

    Costumes talk

    He can still do a latin dance/tango routine. Dare him to follow the female ice dancers on costumes- deep cut on the back and no illusion mesh!
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