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I think Max was conflating two things that are somewhat related, but separate, and he should have been more specific and clear. Nathan and Alysa aren't overscored because they're Chinese-American. They're overscored because they're American and USFS is a powerful fed that politics aggressively for their chosen skaters. Where Nathan and Alysa's Chinese heritage will come into play is with NBC when they start pushing their media narratives going into the Olympics. Someone upthread was wondering whether the American media would be dumb enough to assume that Nathan and Alysa will have massive popularity among Chinese fans simply because they're of Chinese descent and yes, the American media absolutely will be dumb enough to think that. They're not going to look into the Chinese fandom and realize that Yuzu is way more popular than Nathan and Alysa combined, or that some Chinese fans aren't that into Nathan because of stuff like the Mao's Last Dancer program. But the thing is that while narratives that are created for PR and politicking purposes do often affect the scoring, there's not a direct equation of Nathan & Alysa are Chinese-American = inflated scores, and Max shouldn't have mushed the two things together in such a vague way. 

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1 hour ago, robin said:

 

I love this for Yuzu :) 

 

(I doubt he‘ll actually go tho)

 

During the week the ROM can be very quiet if you pick your time carefully...

 

If this was in Montreal, I'd say the curator was very savvy... knowing what else is happening in Montreal, in March, with a certain Pooh Bear...

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7 hours ago, Geo1 said:

Article regarding Google Search 2019:

 

"First responders who have saved countless lives and public figures, including Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and BTS are also featured in this video. To say that this video will leave you in tears is an understatement since it is basically just a collection of everything awesome and wholesome in 2019."

 

https://www.scoopwhoop.com/news/this-tearjerker-video-of-google-year-in-recap-shows-we-were-all-in-search-of-heroes-in-2019/

You're right, google! Zu's 3lz is awesome!:2thumbsup:

 

 

5 hours ago, Henni147 said:

 

Summary of this interview:

Lady Lutzifer takes away the pressure from Yuzu's other quads.

 

4Lo's reaction: "Thank God, I'm no longer in the spotlight. It's so stressful to be no. 1 in the quad arsenal."

4S' reaction: "Oh yes, the music in the second half suits me much better. I'm so happy with my new home in the layout!"

3Lz' reaction: Wow! My big sister, quad Lutzifer, is so huuuge!! I want to fly that high, too!"

4T's reaction: "Our new nakama 4Lz gives us so much energy and confidence!"

3A's reaction: "That's all wonderful, but what about me?"

Awww, 4lo is just shy.

Meanwhile Nessie's lurking from afar. I wonder if she wants to join the team.:67638860:

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7 hours ago, cuddlebuggy said:

 

Yeah, I think he said that once he feels he won't be able to win, he will stop competing because he absolutely can't bear to show his 'pathetic' side to the audience. Given how short FS careers are, especially with all the young upstarts, I'm definitely just cherishing all the competitions/performances he is putting out now seeing as retirement might soon be in the horizon. 

 

I think also in Brian's interview this year, he mentioned Yuzu had an announcement he wanted to make it 2020, and honestly I thought it might be a retirement announcement. But given that he just had this intense competition with Nathan, I feel like he is all fired up and ready to land some quad axels. I hope he at least does the 2020 season, gets his 5th GPF win, lands his quad axel and wins Worlds one more time, to bow out on a high. <3 That would be ideal.

 

 

 

He also said that if it weren't for Nathan, he would quit skating.

 

In the recent press con, he said his dream is to land all 5 quads. 

 

So I am always confused as to where his true motivation lies. 

His words and goals seem to change (which I love). 

 

I doubt he will retire just 1 season before Beijing though. 2 years before Beijing is understandable, but retiring just 1 season before Beijing is ????

 

Because normally athletes retire after every olympic cycle (every 4 years). 

 

I sometimes imagine him to compete at Japan Open or do a Takahashi Daisuke and unretire at J Nationals even after he retires though. Just for 1 last time sort of thing 😍

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13 minutes ago, quadaxelwin said:

 

 

 

He also said that if it weren't for Nathan, he would quit skating.

 

In the recent press con, he said his dream is to land all 5 quads. 

 

So I am always confused as to where his true motivation lies. 

His words and goals seem to change (which I love). 

 

I doubt he will retire just 1 season before Beijing though. 2 years before Beijing is understandable, but retiring just 1 season before Beijing is ????

 

Because normally athletes retire after every olympic cycle (every 4 years). 

 

I sometimes imagine him to compete at Japan Open or do a Takahashi Daisuke and unretire at J Nationals even after he retires though. Just for 1 last time sort of thing 😍

That’s a nice thought to have.

After he retires, I have a hunch that he’ll participate in ice shows.:9:

Spoiler

I have recently joined the skating fandom though (~4 months ago) so it’ll be sad to him go. :cry:

 

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