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  1. Guys -- is it just me, or does Shoma have a real toe pick in his flip here? I'm not that familiar with his past performances. Is this something new? Can we count on him to improve further? (like in terms of pre-rotation, it's still nearly 180 degrees, but less than before I think?) Edit: Now there're 1080p versions on Youtube, from another angle it seems it's still not a pure toe pick. Anyway, it still looks somehow better than before. I'm really hoping he will do more about it.
  2. Zhenya's program looks a lot nicer than at the test skate! Wonder how Waka's Four Seasons's gonna look like in that costume
  3. Ah, so this year's magazine cover invasion is by a black T-shirt! I liked last year's white one better, since it went well with the trees in the background, but Yuzu in any color is amazing Yuzu! Since you seem to be going for basic colors, Yuzu, maybe try some basic gold next year? And lmao Jack really is digging up Youtube for good fanyu videos isn't he? My guess is with his "constantly evolve" mindset, we'll probably never hear "that's my 100%" from Yuzu. But when he feels satisfied he's achieved something (like winning a consecutive OGM lol) we may get to hear "it's 100% of me on this day!"
  4. The thing I'm most anxious about this weekend after Yuzu's program & costume debut, is probably Zhenya vs. Alina across the globe. Does Zhenya still have Med-sistency? Will she really bring 3 lutzes to comps? How is Alina dealing with puberty? Is the test skate just an off day or an omen? So much suspense I'm trembling! Also looking forward a lot to seeing Mikhail & Polina again, I've been missing some big jumps. Also, will The Eteri vs. Brian Series air an unexpected episode, The Comback of Elizabet?
  5. As for how long Yuzu's going to continue skating... I guess Yuzu himself may not even know right now, and he totally could find new motivations after the +5GOE 4A. My main concern is his health. He's definitely not old among male skaters, but his body is among the few that has endured the most injuries. I have once chatted with a Yuzu fan who also happens to be a sports physician and has worked with top competitive figure skaters. She said with Yuzu's public track record of injuries, she'd be extremely surprised if he continued for another 4 years... Of course it's only an opinion, from a doctor who after all have never seen Yuzu in person, so it's not in anyway guaranteed accurate. But it just made me think, sometimes it's easy for us to underestimate how hard it is for skaters to stay on top, even only physically. (And I say "stay on top" because Yuzu has stated that, as he continues, that's the only place he'll aim for.)
  6. I don't think Yuzu is complete "shielded" from public contents about himself. In fact, he appears quite aware of them. For example, at the post-Olympics press conference in Japan, a journalist asked a question, and Yuzu recognized him and thanked him for an on-TV analysis of his skating the journalist did, saying that he have watched it. Also at the conference, when the host asked him about people saying Shoma could have won if he didn't fall, he said "I know a lot of people have being discussing this, and I'm sorry if some fans feel upset about it, but I can say that I was sure I would win the second I finished my program." And he has definitely seen many videos of himself on Youtube. I can't recall the name of the TV program, but in an interview he said he searches for his own performances online. Sometimes he watches the good ones to build images of jumps, and sometimes he look for fancams for a different angle. I guess his team may shield him as much as possible from meaningless things like rumors made by tabloids. And he himself probably tries to ignore them, like he said in the 2016 documentary, "I want to be alone/lonely, so that I can stay away from distractions." But I think he's aware of all the debates of the skating world, his own public image on mainstream media, and stuff like that.
  7. The word is 少年气, meaning "having the aura of a teenage boy." 少年 is the same as the word "shonen" in Japanese, as in "shonen manga," so the concept is someone untamed by life, passionate, sincere, idealistic, probably kind of reckless but always trying their best with no holding back. It's a popular concept and a quality people admire very much, because (as per my observation) many feel that due to the pressure of life nowadays, young people become too realistic too early.
  8. According to Number magazine, this "a while ago" is a month and a half ago, and it's still swollen, so yeah I'm honestly a bit worried... Especially judging by his words ("I sort of cut my finger but I don't know if anything's broken.") he probably didn't see a doctor Yeah he's an adult and he's got people looking out for him so nothing could really go wrong... I should stop worrying about it but why I can't
  9. SOLD - 2 GPF Day-Pass (buying separately is fine) 1) east bleachers, row 2 seat 23. Dec. 5th, op day for 37CAD 2) east bleachers, row 2 seat 15. Dec.9th, gala day, for 95 CAD (The east bleachers are right over the K&C.) Please message me if you're interested!
  10. Just managed to watch the third group. I love Kaori's new packaging, the hair, the dress, the music, trying this new gentle & mature style is good for her! I've never seen her bomb so hard though, ever since I first saw her at last year's WJC. She looked like she was about to cry in the K&C. Come back trong with the LP! That's a gorgeous program. Mako has interesting music. I might like the program better when it develops with the season. Sofia's "hand flipping" (can't think of a proper word for it😂) belongs to a category of program style I almost never get... Good job Viveca! I like her jumps and her music. I wonder when we'll have a chance to see her again.
  11. While catching up with the thread, I went online to look for goat plushies to throw at CoR. But all I can find is: - plenty of sheep plushies - many alpaca plushies (I'm tempted, they're super cute plus the long neck seems somehow appropriate) - one toy goat with plastic horns that might break when thrown onto the ice Maybe I should just buy a cute alpaca and sew a pair of horns onto it
  12. But for GPF and NHK 2015 he skated last, and look what that produced! I think the last myth about skating order was skating second 2nd in a group means bad luck, and Yuzu broke the curse at ACI SP last year with a WR. So no more fear for any skating orders for fanyus from then on!
  13. A few months later, the very cute skater turned into a little demon dragging him into a quad battle But when they both succeeded the celebration was indeed the cutest!
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