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  1. makebelieveup

    [2019] World Championships - Men Short Program

    don't you guys felt nathan was also nervous during the first part of the warm up? I mean, coming into this comp getting your scores already hugely inflated from US nats, being unbeaten all year, being the defending champion. but then there are also a lot of factors that cancel out these pressures later: the overwhelmingly welcoming crowd from japan, off of japanese media attention, the somewhat excuse of being a full time student at an elite school, the time spent off skating for schooling and has his mind off of this 'skating is the only thing in life' mentality, and lastly, the yuzu just bombed his short factor (being the biggest factor here) all helped him take somewhat of that pressure off when he stepped back on the ice. Imagine had Yuzu done amazingly well, he might have imploded. the only way to really pressure him in the free is if Yuzu puts up a huge score and I mean hugeeee. Something that closes much of the deficit, like at least 223+, because that would mean nathan has less room for a costly error and that is a terrible thought to have. I feel terrible for sounding like a villain here with my game plan but hey, a girl can plan right? But whatever, like really, whatever. No matter what others do, I know what Yuzu wants most is to beat himself.
  2. makebelieveup

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I agree with you and I know exactly what you mean here lol It's just I hate to reference Johnny's words now. He said this before and then he also said Yuzu can't beat Nathan now. So this statement is now leaving me a bad taste lol
  3. makebelieveup

    [2019] World Championships - Men Short Program

    All I can say is lol let's not act surprised about judging. when was it ever fair - accross both disciplines? We know how it is. its expected. even when Yuzu scored over 110 for a perfect skate, I never really thought they entirely reflected his perf because he still deserved more. Some skaters are just underscored even with a high score or even if they won. Some skaters are just forever overscored even if they lost or scored lower than Yuzu. Results are results and scores are scores. In these scores, all I see is the judges' intention on what they want to see. Imagine Yuzu getting 112 pts here, Nathan with a skate like today would probably received 109 pts. Since Yuzu didnt do well they didnt want to "overscore" nathan too much. Yuzu still has the rep of a winner and for his consistent performances over the years, which is why he is still scored "somewhat well", but it never means he was scored the way he should. and as soon as he makes mistakes, thats the chance for them to score the "next big thing" with more fed power. I usually celebrated when Yuzu won bc I know he would be happy and that his pure heart believes there is justice and reward for his efforts. But I was never carried away.
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    Emoticons Request Thread

    Gurl where are my new emojis?? I also need this face when commenting about questionable scores
  5. I heard someone said fancams are not allowed at Saitama, is this true? There will be no videos of practice at all?!
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Hmm, I see what you mean. It does seem baggy. (I know for one thing as a Vietnamese that suits made in Vietnam <<<< America, so I hope this isn't the case for Japan) You might be right and it's disappointing that his sponsors don't take the time to tailor the suits for him. But it could also be because he doesn't care half as much about his non-athletic image as he does with his athletic self. It's like he would go the nth degree to make sure his costumes are right for the competition and would get upset if he forgot his gloves, but it's whatever about the rest lol
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    I keep hearing about his ill fitted suit problem and stuffs but I can't seem to pinpoint what ill fitted about them. can anyone please enlighten me? also, is it possible that it's how Japanese suits look like? I'm not very familiar with men's wear so if anyone can point it out for me that'd be appreciated. I know Japanese clothes like Uniqlo (the only Japanese brand I can find in US) are tailored to fit asian physique. Could it be a style? I'm just really curious since at least I know Japan is known for their beautiful school uniforms so I'd be surprised if their suits are illy tailored.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    lol they could have used any defending champion but they used yuzu. if only they promote him through their judging like they did through their social media pshh
  9. isnt the main rink practice for men sp Monday? I really hope yuzu can start leaving this weekend so he has time to settle in with the time diff
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    I think that loop phantom call was due to the fact the landing was so bad and heavy that they thought his blade touched the UR mark. I watched the loop several times and eventho it wasnt a clean landing, it was not UR. Im not sure about the toe tho. But the scores would probably have changed a bit and who knows who would still have held that world record by now. but then i think about how many times he has been underscored and this isnt really news, sadly. i wonder if yuzu gonna pull a javi once he retired and write a book to spill tea about figure skating lol
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    i just rewatched some of yuzu's perfs this season and i am reminded of one thing...as good as i think they are, yuzu has been disappointed with himself after every freeskate the first time after aci, he was literally disgusted by the score. the second time after helsinki, he thought he would get at least 200 bc he did 4 quads, but he was so surprised it was 190 and that his total wasnt 300. then he was hopeful to make the 300 mark since he did so well in the short at cor only to get into that accident and couldnt give a dream perf with the free/do better than helsinki. it makes me sad bc i just really hope he can feel happy with himself esp when origin has such personal meaning to him. like i know underscoring is the story of his life but i just want him to skate perfect. like idc if a perfect yuzu getting robbed at this point he just needs to feel satisfied with his perf
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    What if in the future when Brian, Ghislain and Tracy retired, we will have yuzu and javi taking over coaching at TCC
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    He should come out with his own brand of skating brand/blade and name it like Fly Hanyu or Wing Hanyu or Yuzu on Air lol something like Air Jordan. I'm sure I'll get a pair for myself even if I don't skate
  14. makebelieveup

    General Yuzuru Chat

    LOL Roman only said Yuzu. He knows whats up. poor Stephen people asked him to speak up
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    they're all skaters by day and fanyus by night
  16. makebelieveup

    General Yuzuru Chat

    is this true? haha edit: seems like it. yuzu collecting elite fanboys and fangirls left and right Coaches: His coach (brian), his rival's coach(raf), his idol's coach(mishin), his idol's rival's coach (tat) Idols: his idol (plushenko), his idol's rival(yagudin) ladies: miyahara, zhenya, zagitova, yulia, men: daniel, stephen, camden, tomoki, the whole team japan novice: sasha and the sweeping boy(forgot his name)
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    This or That (New Questions)

    Hi guys, I saw a really fun This or that thread earlier and would like to create my own questions (hopefully) in awaiting for media day (if theres even one). 1. H&L's biellman spin OR Chopin's backcounter 3A 2. Seimei's one leg entry into a camel spin OR The Swan's combination sit spins 3. First person to land 4A in competition OR Win perfect streak in a season 4. 3Peat Olym Champion OR WR holder in SP, FS, and Total under the new system for another 5 years (this means even after another successive Olympic season) 5. Haru Yo Koi and Requiem of Heaven and Earth OR The Swan and White Legend 6. Sexiness: PW 2.0's running-through-hair OR Chopin 3.0's Ina Bauer 7. Costume and hair: LGC or Seimei 8. First person to land a 4T-4T combo in competition OR first person to land a Quintuple Toe in competition 9. Change coach and compete for another 4 years OR Retire before the 19/20 season and go on a hiatus before returning as a coach in 2022 10. Skate clean to LGC in competition or land a Quad Flip in competition 11. Yuzu's program choreo: Jeffrey Buttle OR Shae-Lynn Bourne 12. Favorite rawness/passion: RJ 2012 World or Seimei NHK 13. Chopin's ending pose and reaction: NHK/GPF/World/ACI/Pyeongchang 14. Yuzu's struggling with English moments OR Yuzu's laughing sound 15. ITA commentaries OR No commentary 16. Yuzu guest starring in a new movie OR Yuzu guest starring in Tokyo Ghoul 17. New hair color OR Stage make up 18. Drama: Skate to YOI's EROS for an exhibition OR Get an IG account 19. earphones OR pooh 20. If YUZU were not a figure skater: would you want him to be a baseball player OR soccer player bonus: Music choice: Shoma's Moonlight or Alina's POTO
  18. makebelieveup

    This or That (New Questions)

    Loving Yuzu is never easy mate
  19. makebelieveup

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I'm with the opinion that if Yuzu skated clean with the loop for worlds, I don't want to see Origin recycled. Maybe try 4a at WTT/gala? I personally am not the biggest fan of Origin. At his current level of skating, I believe any program he skates to would produce this level of quality. I just couldn't connect with it as much as I did with his other programs (possibly because this is the intention of his character portrayal as a remote being -- something you might get from that of Princess Kaguya if you're familiar with Anime, who knows) I'm just more into HL/Chopin or PW/LGC programs. Origin gives off Seimei energy but a bit more hostile. It's always giving me a suspenseful and cold feeling that keeps me on edge. It took a while for Seimei to grow on me so I think it is the same with Origin. I am so ready for it to prove me wrong. But if we get a kuyashii Origin, thats a diff story. I do think we will get a recycling here since he might want to tribute a perfect skate for Russia and Plushenko. I also agree that a familar program might allow him to focus more on the technical elements. But Yuzu, you do you. You want to Origin in 2022 for Beijing? I am going down with you
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Media day has the Origin we all deserve to see he skated with so much vitality and passion. the movements were precised For Worlds I pray we can get the best version of Origin. For example, I hope we get the biellman spin in place of the A Spin, get that 4loop from ACI practice where its right on the gong sound, get that perfect 4 Sal from Helsinki, 4T from COR, and 4Toe3A from every practice. Then back that twizzle and TRs from ACI, his aura from Helsinki, and his sharpness and final spin and layback from COR! But most of all, like everyone here, I want to see a happy and healthy Yuzu. 4 years ago at Saitama he carried the weight of his country as an Olympic Champion and this time, I can't imagine how much more pressure he would feel with the depth of the men's field and his condition. So while I really want to see all of the aforementioned elements, I know I will love whatever he produces on the ice.
  21. I didnt get to watch today's event! but let me guess, the Yuzu spin? lol
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    Emoticons Request Thread

    umm can we get this one? its iconic
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