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  1. I'm looking for 2 all event tickets, next to each other. Thank you!
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    The first day of my vacation and I could think of nothing better to do than go back and watch a suspenseful, nail biter of a movie with an extremely satisfying ending, starting from around page 2500 of this thread. I quote some highlights from the very first scene. LOL.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    LOL. Did you see Finger's response to your suggestion that Flight of the Pigeons sounded more like a Ilia Averbukh program? "That would have been amazing. I can make up for it by writing a story about Averbukh passive-aggressively trolling Orser with Icarus/Talonflame memes after Medvedeva's move."
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    Random Thought Theater

    LOL. My husband usually rolls his eyes at my Hanyu love. I was watching a clip with the original Seimei backward crossrolls, and decided to show him. He watched with rapt attention but didn't say anything. I asked him, "You want to watch that again?" He said, "Yeah, sure, whatever."
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    Team Japan

    I don't know that I would personally equate these two situations. I don't have an opinion on Dai's motives and intentions, but I think that if Yuzu thought there was a pattern of someone trying to physically interfere with him during practice sessions and the way to quickly shut down that kind of behavior was to publicly address it, then I think he has a right to do that. At the time he said he reviewed the video evidence and believed it was purposeful, so it's not like he made the statement carelessly. I think on certain things, like his physical safety, he should be able to defend himself, whatever the fan reaction.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Aww Yuzu as a doddering old man still looks kinda hot. Should I not have said that out loud?
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    I love him. I love him especially today because some of the unpleasantness that he has gone through in the past has been dredged up today so I'm proud of all he has accomplished and will accomplish.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you all are referring to. Perhaps you can help me out with some hi-def pictures or, for the artistically inclined, detailed illustrations.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Because Yuzu and Kohei are often compared, I always get a kick out of the contrast in their personalities - Kohei is so dry, cool and deadpan. And he holds that flower and sings the line "Oh, how I miss my town" like he's going to come and kill you in your sleep. Adorable Kenzo as always looks like he's scared shitless that Kohei will make fun of him afterwards.
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    Fantasy on Ice 2018 in KOBE

    This has been the most entertaining thread ever, and all about nothing. It's like Waiting for Godot.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Can I ask you a question? Please ignore if it's too personal or you just don't feel like answering it. I've never been part of an international fandom before and I'm amazed by not just the number of languages people speak but how well they speak them. There are people here who speak Russian/Japanese/English in addition to other languages on this forum. You're from VN, but your English is perfect. I speak two languages, but do so because because I grew up speaking them. The other languages I tried to learn later in life were complete fails on my part and I have lost them both! Please tell me your secret - how did you (and other multilingual posters) pick up and maintain the languages you speak (assuming you didn't speak from birth)?
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    2018/19 Coaching changes

    Y'all came through actually. I feel less pissy than I did when I wrote my last post re: Brian's quote in Phil's article. First, as many have pointed out, Yuzu seems to be getting what he wants from his relationship with Brian, so whatever, not my business. Secondly, as others also observed, Brian went to Yuzu's apartment to discuss this, he didn't just approach him at the TCC vending machine and was like, hey Jin's coming in June, hope that doesn't suck for you. So the conversation at least wasn't flip, even if the comment was. And though it would've been nice if Brian worded things differently, I think I understand why he said it that way (that he didn't get a reaction from Yuzu) - imagine if he had said he got Yuzu's permission to bring on Jin et al. I'm sure a lot of other skaters/feds approached Brian after the Olympics, including possibly some Japanese skaters. Would Brian's decision not to take those skaters mean that Yuzu implicitly rejected them (in addition to all the shipping/rumors surrounding Med). Some people might take it that way, so basically the most diplomatic path was for Brian to take the responsibility for deciding which skaters he chose/didn't choose to take and leave Yuzu out of it. I don't think he had the same considerations when Yuzu came in 2012.
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    2018/19 Coaching changes

    A million times both of these reactions. I understand Brian has different relationships with Javi and Yuzu because they are different people and have different needs etc. But I'm not sure how many times I can use that as an excuse for the lack of warmth and weirdness in Brian's comments about Yuzu over the years. They've been together 6 years, have gone through many things, but the only thing you ever hear from Brian is that Yuzu is private, polite, lives with his mother, works hard, and shouldn't be underestimated. Someone should interview me because I know all of these things too, from my couch. I try to think, well maybe that's all Yuzu wants Brian to say about him, and that's okay too. But the flip remark in that article, especially in light of how Brian has made his consulting Javi to be part of the story of Yuzu coming to TCC, annoys the heck out of me. And I'm writing this because there are always people on this forum who are more measured and knowledgeable than I am so I'm hoping you guys can calm me down a little. Edited to add: This also comes at a kind of vulnerable time for Yuzu. He's injured, not fully recovered after several months, his future and purpose are a little uncertain. It would help if Brian didn't look like he was phasing him out so quickly.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Sorry this is a little off topic, but I was watching the video where Brian talks about flying to Japan for a super secret meeting and finding to his surprise that the meeting was with Yuzu. He says something along the lines of, "He (Yuzu) was the last person I expected." Anyone with a better sense of Yuzu's career trajectory/reputation at the time, have a sense of what Brian meant by this? Thanks in advance.
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