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    羽生結弦, playing the piano (30th year!), horse riding, appreciation of all beautiful things Asian.
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  1. I thought the same thing, they've probably caught wind of the rumor and are totally putting it to, ahem, good use. Then again, Yuzu was rumored to appear last year, too, and they waited until July 6 (?) with selling the gold tickets, so after the assignments, I think. But then again, Yuzu wasn't a two-time OGM yet, lol. And, honestly? I don't think it would work only once. I'm pretty sure it'd work every time.
  2. You got it. Or, maybe even worse, I seem to recall hearing from an event like that Canadian autumn classic (?) where there were no assigned seats at all, and some people would leave the venue after competition in the evening and immediately turn around to start queueing again for the next day. Do I remember that correctly? It was something like that, anyway. There are some *really* dedicated fans out there. Here at least you can pick a particular section in which you want to sit, so that's something.
  3. I see, I never bothered to check out the site until this morning on a whim. Sounds like they just made a mistake and corrected it, because this is the same as how it was previous years, 99 % sure. Good for them, and the fans, cuz seriously, selling half your seats at the venue only is not a Good Idea. I wouldn't mind going to see Shoma, if he were to come, either, but preferably Hanyu as I just saw Shoma at Worlds. It's quite a ways to travel from the north...
  4. No, gold will probably be a while later (last year was on July 6). Bears remembering that the GP France usually sell the gold tickets on a different website than the other seats. This is how they did it previous years, too, (which is why I got rather confused about all this talk the other day about not selling the not-gold tickets anywhere except at the venue... where did that rumor come from, anyway??)
  5. I'm not biting, either. I have a, dare I say it, pretty good track record of getting tickets I want when they go on sale, so if I'm doing this, it has to be for the gold. Mind, how big is that venue, anyway? Probably not very large, so even sitting on the short side high up you're probably reasonably okay...
  6. Earlier this morning I noticed that tickets for the GP France are, in fact, on sale. That is, all categories except gold. So not allocated. Costs about 100 euros for tickets on the short side of the arena, Friday, Saturday and Sunday together. Saturday afternoon and evening sessions are 30, Sunday gala same, and Friday is 10. I thought maybe it was just a glitch in the system, but I just saw the notification by the French organization on facebook, so I guess I just accidentally stumbled upon it earlier. So I guess the only question remaining now is, is it worth paying 100 euros for unallocated seating for an event you don't know if Hanyu's coming to, or are you going to wait until the GP announcements... and then try and "upgrade" to the gold tickets? *grin*
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    FIFA World Cup 2018

    Hahahaha, Robbie Williams just told the whole world, i.e., all the whiners and complainers, what they can do. One finger, right in the camera. Well done you!
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    2018/19 GP Assignments

    Awww... So close by and yet so far! (I’m in WA state then). I’d love to see the Ladies! Still, at least it’s a better timezone than China. ;-)
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    General Skating Chat

    Never gonna stop being bitter about the Rotterdam folks being total you-know-whats and passing up on the best shot ever at getting Worlds (see? It did go to Europe, duh!). But, c'est la vie. I'll travel to Stockholm, watch the skaters, drool over the costumes, probably sleep through some of the men's competitions because jumps-only bore me silly, and go haunt every store I can find for greeting cards (a family member collects greetings cards featuring a certain kind of dog, and they were *everywhere* in Helsinki, including in the Swedish language, so I expect to find a lot of them there, too. )
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    FIFA World Cup 2018

    This is another super-relaxed championships for me. Housemates are huge soccer fans, but, oops, just like with Euros 2016, Holland failed to qualify for Worlds 2018. So, the only thing I may really watch once or twice is some talk show on Dutch telly where some guys chat soccer... and are accompanied by a dachshund called Messi. Messi is pretty famous in these parts, has his own twitter and facebook account and stuff. Otherwise, I'll probably have some soccer matches play on telly in the background, but really watch? Nope.
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    Proposed changes for next season

    Looks like the proposal for raising the age limit for seniors won’t be discussed, either. Well, there goes my bucket with popcorn.
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    Team Japan

    Takahiko Kozuka was my first figure skating crush. I loved his programs (and his skating was just, so pretty...). *hearts* Cannot wait to see Wakaba’s new programs!
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    2018/19 GP Assignments

    Exactly. There is absolutely nothing political about it. I feel safe enough to half- sleep through a metro ride in London or Milan, but in the heart of Paris I felt like I had to watch my surroundings and pockets like a hawk every single second. Why? Because I saw bad things happening right in front of me, (and not even just in the metro) more than once, so I'd say my "feelings" aren't exactly unfounded... and I have no illusions that 14 months later (yes, it was that shortly ago) things will feel any different to me. And they had absolutely nothing to do with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. If people want to go to Paris, have a great time, so many awesome things to see. But me, nope, sorry, not unless there's really really really a good reason for me to go again. Anyway, I don't see the GP returning there anytime soon, so that's one problem solved.
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    2018/19 GP Assignments

    Like I said, I’ve visited Paris plenty of times. I always felt safe and comfortable... until the last time, and I will give returning there very serious consideration before doing so again. Should I be okay with it being ‘normal’ that every single metro ride I make, there are beggars and “musicians” and people who are being dragged off metros screaming by police, or who try to get in a metro but who are being thrown to the ground by four policemen just before the doors close (they’d clearly been keeping an eye on him already! And probably for very good reason). It doesn’t make me happy. I go on holiday, I like to feel at ease and travel in peace without continuous disturbances. Pick pockets etc make me nervous. *shrug* Fortunately, considering the fact the GP has moved away from Paris, I probably won’t have any reason to want to go there anytime soon again (unless there’s another really cool concert!).
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    2018/19 GP Assignments

    Eh... it’s not the police that made me feel uncomfortable in Paris. ;-)
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