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  1. General Yuzuru chat

    I have so many feelings right now they're like a jumbled up jigsaw puzzle in the box.
  2. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Yeah, well, that hasn't stopped Tara from being mean either, so...
  3. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    I don't know how much of that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Would Yulia have had her career handled that way if it had been just accepted that she'd retire in her mid-twenties, and would grow as a performer until then? Sure, jumps might wobble by then, but their composition, skating skills, performance, interpretation - all of that would become better once they have more investment in their programmes and develop as performers. Mirai, she went out and got her 3A because she didn't accept her expiration date. Caro is 31! Boys get their big growth spurt before they have time to hit their peak so their training involves methods of dealing with that. But apparently not so for ladies. Ehh I'm irritated with everything now, I'm off to watch more Yuzu-gala-practice clips.
  4. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    I'm really annoyed because this is unfair to these girls, too, really. I mean, look at it. Zhenya? She got PCS she didn't deserve in her first senior year. So what happened? Now that she has improved her skating and performance skills a lot, that improvement is not reflected in her scores. Because where's the room? Same thing will happen with Alina, because they're sure that they have new and improved versions coming up who will get that same PCS boost with higher TES, and there's room enough in ladies' skating for that to go on for a few years, unlike in men's skating. Where can Alina go from here? She can get maybe 3-5 extra points, for the rest of her career? Is that all the improvement she will show from the time she is fifteen until she retires?! But that indiscriminate politicking PCS boost in the beginning only works when these girls are treated like they have an expiration date for their winning ways.
  5. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    I think that's just her face. I think Eteri just looks scary unless she's actively smiling. Doesn't mean she's not generally scary. I bet Olympics nerves didn't affect those girls because they get practice every single day with their much scarier coach.
  6. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Oh... Well, good luck to her, and I hope she gets completely healthy and uses the time to work on her jumps and get them better. In a couple of years, she will grow into an incredible performer.
  7. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    You know, Zhenya's injury really screwed up all plans. Alina's PCS rise wouldn't have been so meteoric if Zhenya's participation at the Olympics hadn't seemed a wee bit doubtful back then. There had to be a ladies' gold, they'd been counting on it for two years, so the Russian fed went into overdrive pushing Alina. Once it goes up, unlike most things, PCS only comes down after your Fed decides you're no longer useful.
  8. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Link, please? Because apparently I don't care about my heart lol
  9. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Obviously none of this is Alina's responsibility. She trained hard, she became very strong, she worked her butt off and she did her job. What people around her did isn't her responsibility in any way. She won, and if there was any unfairness there, it didn't come from her. She should be very, very proud because she did everything that could have been expected of her.
  10. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Realistically? Unless she lands 3A or a quad, she will be phased out just like Zhenya is being phased out. There are better versions of her particular skillset as we've seen now coming up from juniors.
  11. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Scoring for ladies is such a farce. I mean, I was rooting for Zhenya but because knew it was between her and Alina, and between the two, Zhenya is the better skater now and Alina's PCS are just unfair. Zhenya's PCS was unfair, and still a little too high, but their PCS corridor has been established and this season, Zhenya has developed a lot. Her performance skills are better. She's beginning to deserve that PCS. But if PCS really meant anything, then Satton's skate today should've stood a better chance. Except for that terribly pre-rotated loop, she did a good job technically, too. And generally in competitions, Mai's technical skills and her artistry should give her comparable scores. Dabin's PCS should be higher. An actually completely unbiased judging panel would give us completely different competitions.
  12. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    I was thinking that. This would be like propping somebody midway between Vincent and Nathan up to give them the gold.
  13. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Well, shit. If this means that Alina is considered the best female single skater in the world right now, then I've got a whole stack of bridges to sell. Looks like the judges are buying.
  14. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    This is actually down to the wire now.
  15. [2018] Olympic Games Ladies Free Skating

    Sadder for Satoko than happy for Kaetlyn.