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  1. Plumqueen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    There's a good article about Yuzu's World Record SP in The Japan Times. Maybe someone with more skills could link it?? Thanks!
  2. Plumqueen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    No lie, I got an instant headache over my left eye when I started reading this! This is super helpful because the sports guys in my family are all about the stats. I introduced them to Yuzu using the video of his performance of Change - Live. That has been the best video so far to use. My husband loved it. My son was confused. He loved the music but had a hard time understanding he was watching figure skating. Which was funny, of course. He was impressed that a young skater could/would do such a cool skate to cool music. I still have a long way to go with some of the guys, but this will help me prepare. Thanks!
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Any information I get from PH and Wikipedia I try to share with my family. I'm sure some of them may occasionally roll their eyes when my back is turned, but they're humoring me. My husband, sister-in-law, niece and nephew are now fans. So, all information helps me to 'spread the love' about Yuzu. For instance, I didn't know about the last stats regarding his quadruple toe loop and quadruple salchow-triple toe loop combination. And, I can't find it on his Wikipedia page now, so has it been moved elsewhere or deleted? If it has been deleted, where would I find these stats elsewhere to share?
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    I like the shirt too. A LOT. It looks pretty cool with or without a jacket. Although I think his neck is just fine as it is. And, yes, I'm so glad that the TV programs are focusing on what he has overcome. Not only is that motivation for all of us to "keep on keeping on" in times of hardship, but to also do it with grace as he does.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Having no idea what they were repeating so ominously, I certainly didn't expect it to be "it was all within my calculations". I assume he's referring to choosing to refine Semei for this season? I am really liking this confident Yuzu. He's not being boastful, just self assured. And, I'm so glad that he's talking about his injuries. First, the special regarding his asthma and now this. It's OK to talk about your injuries, Yuzu. You'll never make excuses for yourself, but at least people will understand what you're dealing with. People need to know "THE SHOCKING TRUTH/REALITY".
  6. Plumqueen

    Media Link Requests

    Thank you all so much. His FIRST GPF Victory Ceremony! 1. He skated out to Parisian Walkways! That really threw me off. Then I hoped he'd skate to at least a little of it in his R&J costume. 2. Patrick handled the loss much better than I expected. 3. How delightful/happy Nobu was. 4. Yuzu didn't jump on to the podium! I wonder when he began doing that? 5. Absolutely gorgeous flower fan arrangements! 6. Singing his National Anthem. I'll have to show this to my husband tonight. He loves seeing Yuzu sing along and hasn't seen this ceremony. 7. Such joy (as always) when Yuzu skated around afterwards thanking everyone. I was on a GPF kick today and very frustrated that I had never seen this video. So, thank you all for making this possible!
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    Media Link Requests

    It's "not available" in my country. As much as I would love to see this, I guess I'm mainly glad it does exist. Thank you!
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    Media Link Requests

    The 2013 Men's Grand Prix Final Victory Ceremony - does it exist? I have looked for it on YT and can't find it. Surely Yuzu's first GPF Medal Ceremony exists somewhere? Thank you for your help.
  9. Plumqueen

    Daily Yuzuru Videos thread

    What an awkward and potentially dangerous set up for the ceremony. Poor Dai almost fell twice at the end. And, how funny is it that Patrick ends up holding the microphone only to have to give it to Dai and Yuzu?
  10. Plumqueen

    Romeo + Juliet 1

    Me too!!
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    Romeo + Juliet 1

    The end of this 9 page article is familiar, but I don't remember ever reading the 1st page where he explains that he sprained his right ankle the day before the SP due to over training. And, he never talked about it until this interview months later. Skating both programs with a sprained ankle - unbelievable!
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    Romeo + Juliet 1

    i agree with all of this. And, H&L at NHK compared to WC is an interesting comparison. He looked so free and joyful at NHK even with a fall. He had a comfortable lead so perhaps he was more relaxed. The camera work was better too, and you could actually see his facial expressions and some hand/arm gestures that I had a hard time seeing at WC. But, the smiles at the end of the performance on the ice and the K&C at NHK are worth watching multiple times. Although, I loved the fierceness, as you put it, that I saw at the end of the WC H&L. The "How dare you doubt me." look. And, be patient with me, this is related to R&J1. For some reason I was skimming through the streams of the 2017 ISU JGP skaters at Brisbane and Salzburg. I had to stop. So many of the skaters made me cringe. I thought back to seeing this thread and wondered if these skaters had ever watched any of Yuzu's programs for guidance. Especially R&J1. Then, I thought I was being unfair. So, I watched the 2011 R&J1 version that Kaerth posted where Yuzu is even younger. Then, I watched the 2009 JGP Final that he won when he was only 14! His Mission Impossible SP made me realize that I wasn't being unfair. Yuzu just "works harder" than everyone else and always has regardless of any natural gifts/talents he was born with. So, all that to say, I love R&J1. More than R&J2 in every way - the choice of music, the costume, the program. His enthusiasm and "so glad to be here" excitement at Nice was contagious and hasn't been matched by anyone that I can think of. Thank you for this thread!
  13. Plumqueen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share this. I was with you all the way through your journey. Your beautiful and heartfelt recollection reminded me of the way I felt after watching the FS on television. I still to this day have watched it over and over again and marvel at the magnificence and beauty of it. Only Yuzu could have skated that masterpiece. Your description of the silence before his performance helped me understand what Yuzu meant. I guess it was almost like everyone was holding their breath all at once? You also wrote: "I left the stadium like a little drunk. I was absolutely happy. Then I tried to explain to my family and friends that I saw a miracle. But they did not understand me. Of course, they said that to win gold being the fifth is a miracle and that this guy is exactly brilliant. But it was not that. His skate that day was a miracle for me. It was not simply perfect It made me truly happy. It's quite easy to enjoy your own successes. Yuzu gave me a feeling of pure joy for someone else, without a shadow of envy. In other words, he made me better than I really am, albeit not for long. I will always be grateful to him for this." Exactly!! And, it made me feel stronger. I think Kurt Browning said he immediately felt that he could run a marathon. I felt like I could and should be a figure skater, and I've only poorly skated once in my life! This 'high' stayed with me for days, and still amazes me. And yes, the feeling of "pure joy" for him "without a shadow of envy" was overwhelming for me too. Thank you again!
  14. Plumqueen

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I didn't know if Yuzu was hearing what I was hearing while watching LGC on TV. Every time I viewed it, the music had an 'echo' to it in all the competitions. Then, when the audience started clapping, I wondered how he heard the music at all. That would have definitely thrown me off. I loved that program, costume and music. Maybe we'll see it again as an EX like others have mentioned.
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