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  1. General Yuzuru chat

    hahaha I definitely think it's a test Yuzu- that was a nice hint, w Mom in the corner! Too easy maybe (hmmm, now it's going to get harder, heads up everyone, you know He is watching Us!)
  2. 2018/19 Coaching changes

    This is such great news for Evgenia, if she has had no input on her programs, choreo, costumes up until now, it will be exciting to see how she blossoms! And she has done a first rate job of taking the high road- which Brian credits her for, and he has done the same- which is not surprising at all. I am so impressed with her. It will also be interesting to see if Yuzu can pick up any clues on how to skate with her kind of consistency by training at same facility. Tbh I'm really not sure it's something Yuzu can do, at least not the same way she does it. I think 'variability' of outcomes may just go hand and hand with his kind of talent. But, if he wants to work on it, who could stop him??
  3. General Yuzuru chat

    Perfectly said, I agree with every word!
  4. General Yuzuru chat

    I just have to say, I AM STILL NOT RECOVERED FROM #CiONTU in all its glory, but most especially the parts where he wore his old costumes and skated!! OMG, the R&J1 stuff, so powerful, so beautiful and so shocking that EVEN WITH NO JUMPS and EVEN HIS OLDEST PROGRAMS are still interesting and have tons of content. Now I'm (patiently? mmmm) waiting for full translation of the whole event (and trying not to be too disturbed about that 'dying' stuff while still giving it the importance/significance it deserves) and wishing I could take off work so I could watch the show over and over in an endless loop. Nice 2012 got me started on this train and I'm so happy we got to see him bring it back!!!
  5. [2018] Continues~with Wings~

    The Dicaprio movie that the R&J1 music came from was on tv today, so I had to watch it. And after hearing the music I had to watch Nice 2012...and I know for sure I'm DEAD if he wears that and skates the program!! Pssst any Yuzus lurking...?
  6. [2018] Continues~with Wings~

    oh yeah, WPOH, PPOS, same diff to me (I did get to see WPOH at Skate Canada so would be nostalgic...) and I do think the white ones would look great with ice show lighting
  7. [2018] Continues~with Wings~

    I'm with you guys, it's sooo beautiful, let's hope it's very very stretchy and double-stitched But idk, I think PPOS would kill me for sure, missing them pants big time!
  8. [2018] Continues~with Wings~

    Hahaha, not to worry, some people very lovingly dislike some of his costumes - and that's ok, it's a matter of personal taste and his costumes are clearly UNIQUE! But no fear, by now there is nothing anyone can say that would make him think he needs to change so people like him/his performances more. He made that clear talking about the music he wants for future programs (doesn't care what will help him win, he wants to skate to what he likes!) Personally I love them all, even R&J2.0 aka 'boobskirt' because 1) it was designed by Johnny Weir, I'm a huge fan of his and he led me to Yuzu 2) he was SO BRAVE to wear that to Olys as an 18 yr old on the cusp of trying to be 'taken seriously' 3) I think he looks beautiful in it, and I love the 'dichotomy' of the design
  9. [2018] Continues~with Wings~

  10. [2018] World Championships Men Free Skating

    Yep, that's why I asked, I didn't know of any rule But totally agree that JSF would avoid having Yuzu and Shoma for NHK, that makes sense. I still think JSF would NOT pass up a chance to have Yuzu there (unless the powers that be have unknown motivations, which is TOTALLY possible!)
  11. [2018] World Championships Men Free Skating

    Why can't Yuzu and Shoma be at same event? Yuzu is not a world medalist... I'm putting my money on Yuzu doing GP IF he is healed, and he'll be at NHK (w or w/out Shoma). How long has it been since he skated in Japan?? NHK '16 right? Missed 2 Nats...
  12. General Yuzuru chat

    I agree, I was there too and that practice session was unexpectedly glorious! I'll never forget the moment he came out on the ice in his Swan costume, I'd seen him leave and didn't think he'd be back. I looked up and he was skating RIGHT at me! I know I gasped, he may have heard me, he was pretty close for a moment LOL. And I was also moved when I noticed all the skaters stopping to watch, what a huge sign of respect!
  13. General Yuzuru chat

    Has anyone else noticed the eerie similarity between Yuzu's latest Seimei and Chopin (in the gold sequins added to the collar) costumes and the ICONIC images of him playing with the golden streamers at Rostelecom cup in October? I think maybe this fanart sparked the comparison for me (SO beautiful!) The things is, he already designed the changes to Seimei and Chopin BEFORE Rostelecom cup, so clearly the streamers did not influence him (except I guess they had gold streamers in 2011 when he was in Russia, but I doubt he would have even seen images from back then). I don't know if I can find the words but I feel that somehow the costume design reflects a "true" representation of invisible forces that Yuzu taps into when he skates, and the golden streamers somehow follow this same kind of pattern- but of course, only when surrounding HIM (I don't think any other skater playing with the streamers would have had quite the same effect). I guess that's as close as I can get, aside from just saying everything about Yuzuru is simply MAGICAL to me!
  14. General Yuzuru chat

    I also was fascinated by that explanation of 'feminine' and 'masculine' in Japanese culture and I'm glad to hear from others who know Japanese/Chinese/Asian cultures personally that it is a valid/true point of view. As a person with a Western perspective I have always been fascinated AND mystified by Japanese and other eastern cultures and I really REALLY appreciate this kind of historical background so that we can more clearly understand their culture. This rings so true about Yuzuru, and I have no doubt he has deeply researched the history of Abe No Seimei in creating this program and I'm sure he must see how his artistry really reflects so much about this thousand year old culture. How fortunate we are that part of his legend will always include bringing Seimei to these Olympics and WINNING with that program! TBH I was disappointed when we found out there would be no new programs last year (NEXT YEAR FOR SURE GDI!!!) but Yuzu Always Knows Best and I don't even try to doubt that any more. This reminded me, I was gonna share with y'all the email I sent to my co-workers who are aware of my skating obsession on the day of the Free Skate, basically to warn everyone that I may not survive. It got a pretty good laugh!
  15. [2018] Olympic Games Gala

    Can you translate?