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  1. anirien

    Team China

    TSL's mindset on skating is very much stuck in the past and informed by the past of the sport, back when there was a lot of drama and cattiness happening and gossiped about quite a bit among those who followed the sport closely. I'm not saying things like this don't still happen but my perception of it is that with the advent of social media the skaters all tend to know each other better and are generally friendlier. TSL tends to see everyone's motivations as catty and petty, but I think that says more about them than the skaters they're discussing. As far as I know Lori is on good terms with TCC and it's been known for a couple months that she would be doing Boyang's programs, so if that's the reason then this isn't a new development. Jason is keeping the SP he choreographed with Rohene, with Brian's approval. Boyang does need a lot more work on that front than Jason but I don't see Brian calling off the deal unless idk, the Chinese federation lead him to believe Brian would control Boyang's creative direction and then still sent him to Lori. Idk. Brian's always been pretty flexible with Yuzu sort of choosing his own artistic direction while he and DW were a lot more involved with Javi's choices (possibly because Javi didn't have as clear a vision for his choices?). Seems odd to me. I doubt this is the reason, or certainly not the only reason.
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    Team China

    I think this is an accurate assessment of TSL. They get some insider knowledge and they also hear a lot of gossip which may or may not have any basis in truth. They also have a tendency to assume the worst, ascribe poor motives or behavior and to be highly influenced by trends. Basically take anything they say beyond basic information with a big grain of salt and don't assume their speculation will bear out.
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    [TV Broadcast] Heroes and Future in NAGANO 2018

    Someone's going to record this and post it later right? I need to actually sleep tonight...
  4. You don't need to line up super early for practices. Big arenas have plenty of seating and only a fraction of the audience is going to bother to go to the practices. Maybe the front rows might get taken up early but i find groups also tend to congregate in areas where the skaters enter and exit the ice, for example.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    This was one of my favorite podiums though, because Yuzu and Shoma tried to link arms behind Nathan and he was so confused.
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    Team Japan

    Maybe he's trying to psychologically condition himself to accept vegetables.
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    [TV Broadcast] Dreams on Ice 2018

    This is the show where a lot skaters debut their new programs right?
  8. anirien

    Team Japan

    He should! (Tbh I was rooting for him to comeback last season for the Olympics..)
  9. anirien

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Oh, I hope you can. I love Charlie's commentary. Sadly I don't have 4K. Tanith was also very positive on the GOAT question, and extremely complimentary of his skating throughout PC, so I guess it's a family opinion. (Her gasp at his twizzles during his Notte Stella EX is a whole mood.)
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    Team Japan

    Literally same.
  11. anirien

    Team Japan

    I kind of wish he could make GPF, just cause I've never seen him skate live and he's one of my favs. I mean, I suppose IDF could give him the host spot?
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    Team Japan

    Given his status in Japan I'm sure they will be freaking out with happiness just to be on the same ice with him.
  13. anirien

    Team Japan

    Same. I really started to like Kazuki Tomono this season, so my feelings are a bit mixed on it, but tbh, who knows what kind of tech content he'll be able to put out and who knows how that will stack up under the new judging system. I doubt he'll be super competitive against the top names in the sport, but I could see him making the World team, possibly. It's certainly going to make the other Japanese men have to step it up. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. (Tbh I'm just hoping he doesn't get badly injured again.)
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