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2 minutes ago, monchan said:

Only becuz Jason is American lol. They do dare to put him behind Nathan with 4 quads. They gave him 93PCs with 5 clean quads, NO fall/step out/hand down in GPF, Nathan got 95PCs. Judge's standard for you :darklordyuzu:

yeah, but I'd just like to see some commentators and fans try to argue out of the one side of their mouth that Nathan deserves to go higher than Yuzu because he did one more quad, while arguing out of the other side of their mouth that Jason deserves to go higher than Boyang/whoever because even though Boyang did 5 more quads Jason has superior artistry and skating skills:wut:

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2 minutes ago, peach-blossom said:

So I rewatched some of Yuzu’s older programs, the ones from Nebelhorn 2011 and CoR 2011 and the main thing that struck me was...

 

Some of the stands were empty.

 

That’s so funny, looking back at it now because literally any comp Yuzu attends gets sold out😂

 

(is it a sign of what’ll happen when he retires👀👀 serves ISU right)

I love reading the comments from some of the really old videos. (Usually reading youtube comments is not advised, but these tend to be good.)

 

for instance, from 8 years ago

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He is great! Everyone in the senior devision better watch out!

 

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9 minutes ago, shanshani said:

yeah, but I'd just like to see some commentators and fans try to argue out of the one side of their mouth that Nathan deserves to go higher than Yuzu because he did one more quad, while arguing out of the other side of their mouth that Jason deserves to go higher than Boyang/whoever because even though Boyang did 5 more quads Jason has superior artistry and skating skills:wut:

Whatever narrative can flow thru their mouths. Before they defended Evan Lysacek's title saying "Quad is not everything", now they got Nathan look how quickly they come up with new narrative :embSwan:

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1 時間前, Crowさんが言いました:

やっと採れた  ⁽⁽ଘ( ˊᵕˋ )ଓ⁾⁾

 

 

やっと採れた(取れた) Yatto Toreta :tumblr_inline_mg16go8gBg1qdlkyg:  (At last, I've got this)

 

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12 minutes ago, SuzyQ said:

 

やっと採れた(取れた) Yatto Toreta :tumblr_inline_mg16go8gBg1qdlkyg:  (At last, I've got this)

 


Thank you Suzy! I got thee wrong "toreta" :tumblr_inline_mqt4grU8ua1qz4rgp:

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30 minutes ago, shanshani said:

I love reading the comments from some of the really old videos. (Usually reading youtube comments is not advised, but these tend to be good.)

 

for instance, from 8 years ago

 

My personal favourite with regards to comments that have aged well is, “He’s gonna be a real contender for gold at the Olympics! He might not win at Sochi, but the next one will definitely be his!”😂😂

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31 minutes ago, shanshani said:

I love reading the comments from some of the really old videos. (Usually reading youtube comments is not advised, but these tend to be good.)

 

for instance, from 8 years ago

 

Speaking of Youtube comment sections...I ofc had to go re-watch the GPF FS from Yuzu since it was mentioned here, and the comment section, oh boy! There is a lot of fire there. I wonder if ISU gets a tan reading it :darklordyuzu:

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There’s one on his 2010 rostelecom cup sp (his first senior season) that says “Hanyu is utterly exquisite. He will be the greatest ever.”

Got goosebumps reading it cos it turned out to be totally true

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On the topic of old videos, I rewatched hana ni nare from NHK 2012 and I was struck by the expressiveness in all his movements. 

 

 

Also, he immediately shifted from the melancholic-yet-hopeful aura of HNN to PW’s rebellious bad boy vibe xD (But seeing him do the pistols pose in the HNN costume was the best combination!)

 

Really, I’m so glad I discovered Hanyu back in 2018. Now I get the chance to relive all his achievements while he’s still competing. 

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2 hours ago, shanshani said:

I love reading the comments from some of the really old videos. (Usually reading youtube comments is not advised, but these tend to be good.)

 

I love listening to Tracy's commentary of his programs from before he went to Toronto. There's a couple out there and honestly, if you didn't know and she didn't mention anything about his coaching, there's no way to tell from her commentary that he wasn't already one of her own. She's such a mom to all skaters, regardless of who they skate for or are coached by. 

 

My favourite is his 4CC debut and Tracy mentioning his skating skills not being up to scratch with the top of the field yet because he's so young (she says it so that you know she had no doubts he was going to catch up with them). The best thing about that comment though is it in comparison with her commentary from his SC 2019 SP about the steps ("He's laughing but we'll have words after the competition"). She saw what he could be when he was young and he has gone on to fulfill (if not entirely surpass) that potential - and, even better, she got to be part of that journey as one of his coaches.

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3 hours ago, FlyingCamel said:

I’m honestly very skeptical about how realistic it is to land 4A in competition in a month’s time when he said he hasn’t landed it yet in practice :/ I think he said he would hope to make an attempt but he doesn’t think he’ll land it successfully if I remembered correctly? (Someone correct me if I’m wrong haha)

 

Then again we never fully know what he’s thinking because he’s so enigmatic

Well, there's nothing stopping him from making an attempt at the Gala instead, if it's sorta ready but not competition ready. I don't think he'll do that, but still. 

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12 hours ago, ralucutzagy said:

Abt the post above! Don't worry, Elvis, nobody ever considered you a beautiful skater ... ugh ... :smiley-sick006:

 

Imagine how all these super 'masculine' men probably feel... :LOL:

 

Thousands and millions of ladies of every age group, nationality and cultural background pray day and night for the health, success and wellbeing of a 25 old adorkable Japanese man, who loves sparkles, feathers and Pooh-plushies. They buy every single magazine, DVD, clearfile and product with his face. They spend hundreds of dollars and travel around the globe to watch his competitions and line up for hours in the cold outside to watch his practice sessions...

 

Gosh, these blokes must explode innerly that their muscles and testosterone don't interest anyone :xD:

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Well, Yuzuru Hanyu has got more muscles and testosterone than them all, and this may well make a good deal of his attractiveness to women.

Sorry for speaking of the only man I really really know, my husband, in no way could he be as flexible as Nathan Chen, etc, when he looks at Yuzuru Hanyu he finds in him both grace and manliness because he is himself a natural dominant, protective and secure and he acknowledges a peer without problem or shame.

It is not the same with insecure males seeking females (of course there will be no problem with other male characters). They try to abide by a model they believe to be attractive to ladies (and is so, to some of them), and it is this model we tend to call "toxic masculinity".

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Well, open question here - is there any men's singles skaters on the scene right now that don't have at least some artistic (for lack of a better term) side? I can't think of anyone that is like, well, super 'macho' in their presentation at the moment. No one is flexing muscles and doing karate programs. I feel like men's skating has moved on, and the pursuit of beauty in the performance is more of a thing.  

 

Maybe 'refinement' is a better word to use? I mean, I find Keiji Tanaka very masculine, but not at all 'macho', if you can follow what I'm trying to convey. He's refined. Even the Russian lads, who are obviously trying to be 'manly', have a refinement to them that maybe you wouldn't have seen in Elvis' day. 

 

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On 2/20/2020 at 10:08 AM, memae said:

 

I love listening to Tracy's commentary of his programs from before he went to Toronto. There's a couple out there and honestly, if you didn't know and she didn't mention anything about his coaching, there's no way to tell from her commentary that he wasn't already one of her own. She's such a mom to all skaters, regardless of who they skate for or are coached by. 

 

My favourite is his 4CC debut and Tracy mentioning his skating skills not being up to scratch with the top of the field yet because he's so young (she says it so that you know she had no doubts he was going to catch up with them). The best thing about that comment though is it in comparison with her commentary from his SC 2019 SP about the steps ("He's laughing but we'll have words after the competition"). She saw what he could be when he was young and he has gone on to fulfill (if not entirely surpass) that potential - and, even better, she got to be part of that journey as one of his coaches.

 

My favorite Tracy Wilson commentary regarding Yuzu is still 2012 Worlds in Nice during the NBC coverage.

 

This was Yuzu's last competition with Nanami Abe as his coach and just a month or so before he would be going to the Toronto Cricket Club where Tracy would be one of his coaches.

 

I tried finding this video, but I couldn't. Just a few of the comments made by Tracy:

 

"When Yuzuru is on, his jumps are sensational. When he is off, his falls are spectacular. Opening with a quad toe – he's on!"

 

"Just 17 years of age, he is so exciting to watch because he holds nothing back!"

 

"Challenged by asthma, you can see he's gasping here."

 

"He's just a kid we will be watching going into Sochi! What an upside he has!"

 

What an upside indeed!

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