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  1. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    By all means take it and buy me one that doesn't make me look like a white colored pencil with eyes.
  2. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I think it's the angle and lighting. (knocks wood) The camera usually subtracts 10 lbs and 3 foundation shades from me.
  3. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Happy Anniversary to our double Olympic gold medalist with a heart of gold! I celebrated by doing lots and lots of cross rolls and hydroblading!
  4. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I guess the drought has me so desperate for anything new about Yuzu that my brain is really grasping at straws. See... one of my cats likes to get my attention by coming up to the side of my chair, putting one paw on the seat, and then grabbing my waist with the other paw (with her claws out for good measure). She's a tiny, tiny cat, and it would be so much easier for her to go for my leg or something, but noooo, always the waist. She's been doing it for years, but this time, I thought, "She's like a clumsy, female, feline Javi who must never be allowed near Yuzu."
  5. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    WHY ISN'T THIS A REAL T-SHIRT????
  6. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Wow, I can't believe it was less than a year ago that I was still a fairly casual fan and hadn't skated in over a decade. I mean, Yuzu was definitely my unequivocal favorite, but I hadn't laid eyes on him in almost four years! I'd never hydrobladed! I didn't even know what a cross roll was! I could still stand to wear tops that were four inches too big in the waist! And things were just... overall duller and less sparkly. Time sure flies.
  7. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Oh gosh, I was laughing so hard at Shoma's extremely-obvious-to-those-who-follow-him sleepiness that I could barely concentrate on what Yuzu was saying at the beginning. It was early in the morning, Shoma might still have been jet-lagged, and knowing him, he was probably up late playing video games.
  8. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    In the mean time, I have my nails done in Origin-inspired colors and designs. Excellent for relief from missing Yuzu and for motivation to keep persevering when I feel like being a lazy brat.
  9. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    And some people would rather be a little uncomfortable than embarrass someone who can't read their cues, like me, and probably Yuzu on that podium. I hope no one is mad at Roman for that! Also, somewhat off topic, his vlogs are hilarious.
  10. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    The original tweet said (s)he saw that story somewhere on Twitter, so sadly it might not be true. If it is though, that is seriously impressive, not just how kind it is, but that he had the patience at that age! There's noooo way I could have been on the ice during school hours in grade 3 without getting all excited and zooming around doing waltz jumps and spirals.
  11. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I've said it before elsewhere, I'll say it again here (and probably be run off with pitchforks): I LOVE A-SPINS. Seriously, they look really hard to do. Very impressive athletically.
  12. utsukushii3A

    Skating on the Planet

    I wish I knew. I think maybe more people find snowplow easier, but a significant minority if not a majority find t-stop easier. I ended up learning t-stops earlier than usual because I was so horrible at snowplow stops. I could do them well enough to pass the test but still preferred stopping by crashing into the wall until I learned t-stops.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    That has got to be the most frustrating thing about knowing multiple languages. I wish I could explain how Yuzu says some things in Japanese and just how he sounds overall, but there's just no way to do it 100% accurately (as evidenced by how a kabillion fans of Japanese skaters know the word "kuyashii" despite it being a fairly advanced word!).
  14. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yeah, my coworkers would say the exact same thing about me that Ando-san said about Yuzu. I see absolutely nothing offensive about it. A little bit later, Yuzu says he's grateful to Akko-chan for talking for him. I think he's just not very social other than about skating. (shrug) Nothing wrong with that, and I didn't see anyone in the video implying otherwise.
  15. utsukushii3A

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I might have missed something, but I think the mental block thing might have come from a translation of an interview where he said he had some 不安 over the Lutz. It was translated as something like "I have some anxiety over the Lutz", but in that context, it would have been much more accurate in English as "I have some concerns about the Lutz". Unlike in English, where the word "anxiety" is very often assumed to refer to some psychological problem, I'm pretty sure it's still very common in Japanese to use the dictionary definition, which is, "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome". Unlike any other jump, Lutzes take off from the opposite edge as the landing, meaning that you have to jump in the opposite direction that you're traveling. From a physics standpoint, a 4Lz could be much more taxing on a previously injured ankle than any other jump, including the 4A. I think his "anxiety" about it was more along the lines of whether or not he can do it without destroying his ankle, not that he had deemed it perfectly safe but was too scared to try.
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