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2 hours ago, rockstaryuzu said:

Hey, satellites! 

 

This is somewhat of a topic change, but please everyone remember to be careful what you post. It's a public forum and exceedingly easy for folks to casually screenshot any portion of what we say and post it elsewhere. Even if it's something that the mods hide later, for the time that it's up, your words can be taken and twisted way out of context. 

 

So please post with caution. :smiley-scared005:

I love your protectiveness.  Really, I do. Especially for those you care about.  And Yuzu.

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4 minutes ago, barbara said:

I love your protectiveness.  Really, I do. Especially for those you care about.  And Yuzu.

Thanks. I'm just sharing a lesson learned. :idk:

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2 hours ago, quadaxelwin said:

 

 

I completely agree. The media treated Yuzu as if the 2018 Olympic gold medal made Yuzuru invincible. Also the fact that Yuzu won all the Grand Prixs except GPF after PC olympics solidified the narrative around his "invincible" status. He has been so consistent after PC olympics, way better than he was before PC olympics in terms of consistency. But sometimes Yuzu is human too.

 

What I didn't like is how some media reacted to his Silver at Saitama Worlds, Torino GPF and 2019 Nationals.

Yuzu has always won 2 silver medals per season before PC olympics, but somehow they act as if ***************SHOCK*******************

 

"The 2 time olympic champion GOAT can get silver in a competition?!!!!!!!!"

 


Ah no........ like he has always won silver medals before and it's not because he is getting "older per say"

If you followed Yuzu for long, you will know that he sometimes even got bronze occasionally and that sometimes he skates like

 

2012 Skate America FS (bombed)

2014 CoC FS (after injury, so perfectly understandable that he bombed)

2019 J Nationals FS (bombed)

 

He's also bombed some Skate Canada and ACI free skates in the past even when he was at the "prime age of early 20s"

he also was setting World Records at GPF in 2015, but not being as good at Boston worlds when he was in his early 20s. 

so older age is not the main factor he bombed J Nats yesterday

 

it's just Yuzu. He always has ups and downs like everybody else, and guess what

A SILVER MEDAL IS FRICKIN BRILLIANT, some of them act like Yuzu placed off the podium or won bronze or something

 

I wouldn't mind if Yuzu ever gets bronze before he retires, but the media (especially some Japanese media) will blow it out of proportion and act as if Yuzu is "falling" blah blah, that he is now a bronze medalist (if he ever gets one, I hope not)

 

 

I wish Yuzu competed for the joy of skating and lay aside the crazy expectations, but Yuzu will always be Yuzu: he skates to win.

 

I just hope the media and some fans let Yuzu sometimes win silver or bronze before he retires and be chill with it. Congratulate him for medaling even after all his successes in figure skating. (As long as the judging is fair, I don't mind Yuzu not winning to be honest)

 

And I hope Yuzu can sometimes be okay with it too (I guess he is though for now). 

 

Let's not forget all of 2017 too. I know he won WC because he got it together for his FS, but that season was full of trouble. Yuzu's history shows that this happens sometimes. After 10 years, it's the good ones that stand out and get remembered. It's easy to look back now and feel like he's never had a bad run because GPF '15 and Sochi and PC and WC '17 (etc) are so dazzlingly bright in our memories. He's tired, he's had a lot of big flights in just a couple of weeks, and he didn't look well. And cold is bad for asthma - at this time of year he has to contend with that when he's outside of training too because of the weather.  

 

Also, Shoma just had the skate of his life. It's not the best skate he's ever done, sure, but after the season he's had so far it may as well be and I'm sure it felt like it.  

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2 hours ago, memae said:

 

Let's not forget all of 2017 too. I know he won WC because he got it together for his FS, but that season was full of trouble. Yuzu's history shows that this happens sometimes. After 10 years, it's the good ones that stand out and get remembered. It's easy to look back now and feel like he's never had a bad run because GPF '15 and Sochi and PC and WC '17 (etc) are so dazzlingly bright in our memories. He's tired, he's had a lot of big flights in just a couple of weeks, and he didn't look well. And cold is bad for asthma - at this time of year he has to contend with that when he's outside of training too because of the weather.  

 

Also, Shoma just had the skate of his life. It's not the best skate he's ever done, sure, but after the season he's had so far it may as well be and I'm sure it felt like it.  

 


Agreed. To be honest, I would rather stan Yuzu who has ups and downs but still consistently podiums, than stan someone like Zhenya who won nearly every single competition for 2 years straight, and started losing competitions and placing off podiums all of a sudden (I respect her, but just as an analogy)

 

Yuzu never dominated the senior circuit like Zhenya did during her first 2 senior circuits. Zhenya was almost unbeatable, but Yuzu never was. And that's why I was so attracted to Yuzu, because he seems, real, human, yet electrifying, and brilliant even during his worst days (J Nats SP was awesome!)

 

And what attracts me to Yuzu is that his life is like a movie. Yes, we have downs, but when he goes up, the high is so high, the winning glory is so dramatic and movie like, that I can forget all the unfair judging and bad competitions of the past, in that glorious moment when he finally wins something BIG. 

I'm talking about Yuzu winning olympics twice and him sometimes skating the skate of his life at 2017 Worlds FS.

 

It's those moments that erase all the down times with Yuzu for me. Those big moments when he wins. Because it seems he has luck on his side, and also steps it up despite the immense pressure when it comes to the competitions that really matter; the Olympics.  

 

 

If Yuzu continues to compete, he will eventually have competitions when he gets silver or maybe even bronze (I hope not). 

But there will always be days when he makes a comeback. I think that is the essence of who Yuzu is. He always comes back from a down time with a  BIG BANG. 

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Through the guessing the gala game, I suddenly think that Yuzu's best programs are like the best classical music pieces, which are played and replayed for so many times but people are still attracted to them.

:softYuzu:

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Translating some golden ticketing tips for 2020 4CC found on Japanese Fanyu twitter!
 
 
The 1 Day ticket sales are released on 2nd January at 1 pm (KST)
 
 
The Gold seats that are available
A1 ~ A5 is available (A1, A2 are presumably reserved for sponsors and VIPS)
A6 ~ A7 seats are also available 
 
 
Silver
B6 ~ B7, B15 ~ B17 are also available   (B15 is presumably the skaters / VIP seat)
 
 

 

Hope this helps! @geumna first posted it and then Japanese fanyus started circulating it around my timeline! So it's trustworthy info

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Hi everyone! I've been reading this forum for more than a year, and just felt the need to express my unconditional support, admiration, love and respect for Yuzuru, regardless of medals, he is a truly inspiration as an athlete, artist and one-of-a-kind human being. I want to thank you all, this forum is not only a source of information but also a sort of fellowship since I've no one around to share all the emotions, the joy when Yuzu is healthy/happy, the almost unbearable nervousness before he skates, the anger when he is treated unfairly, the sadness when he cannot achieve what he wants and the unconditional love for this amazing boy who deserves all blessings in the universe. I sincerely hope he can rest well and recover his health and strength. Please excuse my bad english and thank you all!

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2 часа назад, quadaxelwin сказал:

 


Agreed. To be honest, I would rather stan Yuzu who has ups and downs but still consistently podiums, than stan someone like Zhenya who won nearly every single competition for 2 years straight, and started losing competitions and placing off podiums all of a sudden (I respect her, but just as an analogy)

 

Yuzu never dominated the senior circuit like Zhenya did during her first 2 senior circuits. Zhenya was almost unbeatable, but Yuzu never was. And that's why I was so attracted to Yuzu, because he seems, real, human, yet electrifying, and brilliant even during his worst days (J Nats SP was awesome!)

 

And what attracts me to Yuzu is that his life is like a movie. Yes, we have downs, but when he goes up, the high is so high, the winning glory is so dramatic and movie like, that I can forget all the unfair judging and bad competitions of the past, in that glorious moment when he finally wins something BIG. 

I'm talking about Yuzu winning olympics twice and him sometimes skating the skate of his life at 2017 Worlds FS.

 

It's those moments that erase all the down times with Yuzu for me. Those big moments when he wins. Because it seems he has luck on his side, and also steps it up despite the immense pressure when it comes to the competitions that really matter; the Olympics.  

 

 

If Yuzu continues to compete, he will eventually have competitions when he gets silver or maybe even bronze (I hope not). 

But there will always be days when he makes a comeback. I think that is the essence of who Yuzu is. He always comes back from a down time with a  BIG BANG. 

Honestly it's crappy comparision bcs it was Rus federation inflation that stops right when she begin to become better but inflation switched to other more younger and more jumpier skaters. It's delight to me to see how she is growing up, improving and fighting even despite the fact that Rus Fed literally gave up on her, but she didn't give up on her FS.

Yuzu opposite and also the same-he is an ephitome of perfection in FS but alas the same as Zhenya without any support from his Fed. And exsactly bcs of that he is struggling that much. Sorry not sorry if he will have even half the support that Shoma is having, he would always win.

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20 minutes ago, Lilona said:

Honestly it's crappy comparision bcs it was Rus federation inflation that stops right when she begin to become better but inflation switched to other more younger and more jumpier skaters. It's delight to me to see how she is growing up, improving and fighting even despite the fact that Rus Fed literally gave up on her, but she didn't give up on her FS.

Yuzu opposite and also the same-he is an ephitome of perfection in FS but alas the same as Zhenya without any support from his Fed. And exsactly bcs of that he is struggling that much. Sorry not sorry if he will have even half the support that Shoma is having, he would always win.

 

 

I think it also helped Zhenya was almost insanely consistent for the first 2 senior seasons. Insanely consistent. Almost non-human. It was what made her unbeatable for nearly 2 years. Whereas Yuzu has never had 2 seasons where he was always so consistent (probably because Yuzu jumps quads, and it is much harder to be insanely consistent with quads). 

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3 hours ago, quadaxelwin said:

 


Agreed. To be honest, I would rather stan Yuzu who has ups and downs but still consistently podiums, than stan someone like Zhenya who won nearly every single competition for 2 years straight, and started losing competitions and placing off podiums all of a sudden (I respect her, but just as an analogy)

 

Yuzu never dominated the senior circuit like Zhenya did during her first 2 senior circuits. Zhenya was almost unbeatable, but Yuzu never was. And that's why I was so attracted to Yuzu, because he seems, real, human, yet electrifying, and brilliant even during his worst days (J Nats SP was awesome!)

 

And what attracts me to Yuzu is that his life is like a movie. Yes, we have downs, but when he goes up, the high is so high, the winning glory is so dramatic and movie like, that I can forget all the unfair judging and bad competitions of the past, in that glorious moment when he finally wins something BIG. 

I'm talking about Yuzu winning olympics twice and him sometimes skating the skate of his life at 2017 Worlds FS.

 

It's those moments that erase all the down times with Yuzu for me. Those big moments when he wins. Because it seems he has luck on his side, and also steps it up despite the immense pressure when it comes to the competitions that really matter; the Olympics.  

 

 

If Yuzu continues to compete, he will eventually have competitions when he gets silver or maybe even bronze (I hope not). 

But there will always be days when he makes a comeback. I think that is the essence of who Yuzu is. He always comes back from a down time with a  BIG BANG. 

 

For me Yuzu strikes out for his ethereal skating, inspirational character, strong fighting spirit and the countless magic moments that he created.

 

For me as a fan it's the most exciting experience to follow the journey of an athlete with all ups and downs and developments. It's sad, if a skater retires after two or three seasons already. It's over, before you even have the chance to join the fandom really. I can't warm to skaters either, who skate clean all the time. The excitement is totally killed from the beginning. It's like watching a reliable machine in loop - impressive, but that's it.

 

With Yuzu it's more like opening a grab bag. You never know, what's in it. It's full of surprises, shockers and miracles and that makes him so exciting to watch (sometimes a bit stressful as well :P). However, when everything works out, it's the greatest emotional fireworks that I've ever experienced. I guess, I'm not the only one with this feeling, aye?

 

:winky:

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I just wish to express my admiration for Yuzu.  He is such a great sportsman and icon of the sport.  He has been so consistent in his performance throughout the years, that I sometimes forget how difficult it is to even podium for some skaters.  Some hardly podium in any major figure skating event!  So what Yuzu has accomplished is actually beyond comprehension.  Getting a spot on the podium is by no mean feat, and I salute him for being at the top of his game throughout his senior competitive career.  He is a genius and a wonder in this sport, and nothing anyone says can persuade me otherwise.  

 

Hope that he rests well, in order to return to skate to his heart's content... whichever event he wishes, and in whatever way he chooses.  I am just extremely grateful that he has stuck around all this while and is still motivated to continue.  His love and passion for the ice is still burning bright, and I love him for that! :loveshower:   

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19 минут назад, quadaxelwin сказал:

 

 

I think it also helped Zhenya was almost insanely consistent for the first 2 senior seasons. Insanely consistent. Almost non-human. It was what made her unbeatable for nearly 2 years. Whereas Yuzu has never had 2 seasons where he was always so consistent (probably because Yuzu jumps quads, and it is much harder to be insanely consistent with quads). 

I know that partly inflation was bcs of her consistency so she always won and Rus fed only need constant gold medals LOL, but I can't say it's not consistent when one man didn't go lower than 2nd place FOR YEARS even without support and inflation from his Fed. If it's not consistency than what? 

Abt Zhenya-Now we have Russian baby quasi-quads and even if you fall you will have your points and comps. 

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17 minutes ago, Henni147 said:

With Yuzu it's more like opening a grab bag. You never know, what's in it. It's full of surprises, shockers and miracles and that make him so exciting to watch (sometimes a bit stressful as well :P). However, when everything works out, it's the greatest emotional fireworks that I've ever experienced. I guess, I'm not the only one with this feeling, aye?

It's all of that, and his dignity and humanity. 

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It's true that being a fan of Yuzu never stops feeling like a rollercoaster. I mean on Friday, he rewrote the national record and gained his (unofficial) SB on the short, only to follow up with such a spectacularly bad FS. It was a pretty wild ride just in the space of a couple of days. Thank goodness for the gala :tumblr_inline_n18qr5lPWB1qid2nw:

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