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About LadySnowblood

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    ...too in love with beauty

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    in a champagne supernova in the sky
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    Movies, music, art, philosophy. Inspirations: Courtney Love, Andy Warhol, Louise Brooks, Buster Keaton, Rufus Wainwright, Iris Murdoch, Jarvis Cocker, Nathan Fielder, YUZURU!!!
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    state government worker bee

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  1. LadySnowblood

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Re: Nathan I thought Javi meant something like, wow only a crazy person would go for 6 quads (and succeed). He seems quite amused by the comic book idea for Yuzu, as if he had a specific type of character in mind, wish I knew what it was!
  2. LadySnowblood

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Me too. After PC my impression was that he was overwhelmingly happy, relieved, and grateful but also trying to settle himself with the possibility that sacrificing his ankle might mean no more competing... then CiONTU brought him back full circle and seemed to give him a different idea of how to actually continue into next season. I hoped that he would bring CiONTU with him somehow but it was all just vague wishing & dreaming... I cannot wait to see the new programs in their entirety. It's like the grim determination to succeed in spite of endless hardships, melted away after reaching that nearly impossible goal. Now he's putting himself first and doing what makes him happy, with joyful resolve. He definitely earned it!
  3. LadySnowblood

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I'm superstitious about liking this but it is a beautiful sentiment, love love love his determination and spirit in all things
  4. LadySnowblood

    Media Day 2018

    I am in the USA and I agree, or it's not even that explicit but the personal comfort level is very narrow. But then I can't think of many skaters I'd want to see in less conventionally "masculine" costumes. Bling isn't really feminine but I think some back away from that to emphasize "sport" over "art." I think it was a happy accident that Johnny's style worked well for Yuzuru and that influence carried on. I can't imagine anyone else who could do it better and I love how he goes all-out in his costumes... It's just one more thing which shows his commitment and ability to see the bigger picture. The performance is what counts, not his personal feelings about seeming manly or whatever. But then unlike a lot of men, he can wear almost anything... Like the all gold Plushy costume is a joke and would never happen, but it still gives me some interesting ideas! Another thing I like about his costumes, because they are only true to his performance or artistic vision and not whatever is in the current mode, they can't really be dated (I think this is true for Johnny too)... Somehow it's more effective than the boring "trying to be classic/timeless" stuff.
  5. LadySnowblood

    Remembering Denis Ten

    Peace to Denis, his loved ones and all who love him... Some fine tributes here
  6. LadySnowblood

    Team Japan

    This sounds like "Experimentation" from dance show featuring skaters, Love On the Floor but I can't find video now... Or maybe remembering it wrong
  7. LadySnowblood

    Team Japan

    My main discomfort with the doodles is because of how some skaters are repeatedly drawn to look very generically "Asian." I know that's just something I'm sensitive to but it is still hard to get around. I do like other drawings which actually makes me more annoyed/confused about the Asian caricature shortcuts... seems to show that they are really not necessary yet the artist keeps choosing to use them.
  8. LadySnowblood

    General Yuzuru Chat

  9. LadySnowblood

    Fantasy on Ice 2018 in NIIGATA

    Link is to blog post from NST Niigata Smile TV. I just love this picture
  10. An angel, a prince? Mystery, disenchantment! This strange child, "Dory"
  11. LadySnowblood

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Sorry for the late, late reply but learning that anyone sees Yuzu as a twink might have broken my mind... I hope it just means the word is used differently than I remember I think alpha/apex predator is a great way to describe his place in the skating world, especially because of how it fits with the concept of him as an alien or super-evolved human. The first of his kind (on Earth), a class unto himself, unprecedented and unmatched!
  12. LadySnowblood

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Did anyone vote for "Hello, I Love You"... I did Re: Yuzu not singing "Hana wa Saku," I feel like part of that is the flip side of being such an audiophile... Loves hearing every detail and nuance in music he enjoys, how could he evaluate himself fairly (especially considering his perfectionism and not wanting to disappoint others)? I think it would be very painful! For this he would have had to be OK with "good enough" which I can't imagine happening for something like this. I think at the start of the video he's supposed to be feeling comforted by the song again, as always, then the drums kick in and now he's taking strength from it. Both of those qualities are carried through to the end, which is nice. The way it's done is terribly corny but that's on the director... I only expected Yuzu to be smiling & holding the flower, but I guess they just had to get more from him.
  13. LadySnowblood

    2017/18 Retirements

    Bittersweet! Good interview
  14. LadySnowblood

    Team Canada

    Sharing this because it has the voting link
  15. LadySnowblood

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I really like the part about breaking out of his shell: Hanyu: I've learned how much versatility I have in performance, what movements I like, what kind of movements enable me to skate with my heart. I still have room for improvement in my jumps and landing of the jumps. I'm trying things with my spins too. So I want to break out my shell more than I did going through the Olympics, though I might have to do it by breaking thin shells one by one, and become a new me. As you know, the song I skated to this time was a song about "wings". I skated to it with a hope to become the new me who can spread its wings to the full. ETA Tumblr link for the translation, forgot it wouldn't show from quoting like I did: