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1 hour ago, Laura said:

Haha bye-bye Johnny Weir.
In fact, Kohei Uchimura is a dignified, deep and strong personality. Unlike Johnny.

Lol! Good riddance 😂. With Johnny trash talking and running his mouth, who can blame him?

 

And yes, Uchimura is a much better person. Good upgrade in admiration.

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23 часа назад, tafattsbarn сказал:

Okay so i started the 2012/2013 season fan fest on GS, and Parisienne Walkways was really not well recieved (after the performance during the mariposa gala), nor was his Hello, i love you exhibition lol. People were saying stuff like he 'lost himself and his skating' and that he's 'deterioating' since the coaching change (this was the summer he switched to Orser) and that they were trying too hard to 'make him canadian'. I know that the Orser coaching change wasn't very well recieved at the time, but did it really extend to his choice of programs? 

 

I'm not sure if we have any fanyus here who were around and active on forums or in the figure skating community at the time, but was that program really thought as a terrible departure and maybe even a mistake?

 

It's just giving me whiplash to read because it's such an iconic program now, and i personally loved it when i watched it for the first time back in 2015/2016. It's really hard to wrap my head around that it was disliked. 

 

Thread: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/threads/yuzuru-hanyu-2012-13-season.64265/

 

Discussions about it starts around page 2 or 3. 

The discussion began a long time ago, but I cannot remain silent. Parisienne Walkways is one of Yuzu's special programs for me. When he skated it in Sochi, I seemed to see a film about a young, mischievous, passionate and charming boy who is happy, free, enjoys life, spring, flirts with girls and charms everyone around him with his happiness. He's like a fresh breeze in this program.
During the Sochi Olympics, I read two NON-sports forums in parallel. The participants of the forum were not fans of FC, they watched it 1 time in 4 years (at the Olympics), and only Plushenko knew from the skaters.)))
And I remember well that when Yuzu came out on the ice with Parisienne Walkways, the general reaction was something like this:
- what a wonderful boy in a blue shirt!
- wow, what a program! I thought figure skating was an old fashioned sight, but it can be so cool and modern!
- he is so weightless, his jumps are so light;
- he looks like young Plushenko in his skating!
- What's his name? maybe I'll start watching figure skating again like when I was a child;
- give him gold right now, no need to wait for another program!)))

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1 hour ago, Tae Grane said:

in his profile he said his favourite motto which is "初心忘るべからず"* I wonder and tried to search but my Japanese is not enough :13877886: Is this a quote from a book or a line from a play of Zeami or just a general saying in Japan? Can someone enlighten me please?

 

edit: *meaning is "don't forget your first intention"

 

It's a common saying in Japan.  literally, it means "Don't forget the feeling when you first began (as in being an apprentice or novice)".   "Shoshin" 初心 - it reminds us to be humble and not to lose the awe and wonderment when you first began the journey, and not to become jaded or arrogant, complacent, etc.  

 

Just for fun - All new drivers in Japan have to place the "Shoshinsha" mark on their cars. We are reminded to drive carefully and mindfully, like a shoshin-sha (but with better skills, lol):   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshinsha_mark

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23 часа назад, tafattsbarn сказал:

Okay so i started the 2012/2013 season fan fest on GS, and Parisienne Walkways was really not well recieved (after the performance during the mariposa gala), nor was his Hello, i love you exhibition lol. People were saying stuff like he 'lost himself and his skating' and that he's 'deterioating' since the coaching change (this was the summer he switched to Orser) and that they were trying too hard to 'make him canadian'. I know that the Orser coaching change wasn't very well recieved at the time, but did it really extend to his choice of programs? 

 

I'm not sure if we have any fanyus here who were around and active on forums or in the figure skating community at the time, but was that program really thought as a terrible departure and maybe even a mistake?

 

It's just giving me whiplash to read because it's such an iconic program now, and i personally loved it when i watched it for the first time back in 2015/2016. It's really hard to wrap my head around that it was disliked. 

 

Thread: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/threads/yuzuru-hanyu-2012-13-season.64265/

 

Discussions about it starts around page 2 or 3. 

And about figure skating fans and their reactions to this program, I remember the following. Many of Patrick's fans in the 11-12 season said that Yuzu had poor posture and that he was "not holding his hands." And they called Yuzu's plastic - careless.
And when the Parisienne Walkways program appeared, many of them said that it was a good program for Yuzu, because it "masks" the mistakes of his "lines" and posture. As if the choreography of the program helps to turn the disadvantages of skating into advantages. It was said in the 12-13 season.
But in the 13-14 season, it was already felt that many (non-fans of Yuzuru) began to like this program by itself (but not because it “masks mistakes”), more and more. Probably because every time Yuzu presented it better and better, felt it completely.

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somewhat off-topic here, but I've always wondered how this came about: in Japan, the word 'pudding' often seems to refer specifically to crème caramel, whereas the English word itself can refer to a whole class of desserts made with milk, eggs, sugar, and flavouring. Does anyone know why - why crème caramel ? 

 

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3 hours ago, Fay said:

Yuzu'd still very loyal. One of the reasons why we love him dearly.  I wouldn't be surprised if he keeps his allegiance to Johnny. 

I expect he will always admire his skating - I still like his old work both for competitions and shows, and I always liked the way he stood up for himself against some really horrible media coverage.  Unfortunately now he’s the one doing the bullying and I don’t see YH finding much to admire in that.

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1 hour ago, rockstaryuzu said:

somewhat off-topic here, but I've always wondered how this came about: in Japan, the word 'pudding' often seems to refer specifically to crème caramel, whereas the English word itself can refer to a whole class of desserts made with milk, eggs, sugar, and flavouring. Does anyone know why - why crème caramel ? 

 

 

As someone who was born and bred in Japan, I can say that we've never had the word 'pudding' as sweets/deserts in general.

I remember it was called  'custard pudding' or caramel pudding in my childhood days but the famous 'pucchin purin' became widely popular back in 70's or something and the word 'purin/pudding' became associated mainly with caramel pudding around that time...I think? 

 

 

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VERY IMPORTANT !

Please read and share !

Most of you may know what a big fan of Yuzuru the author Martina Frammartino is. She has a blog dedicated mainly to FS (and Yuzuru) where she shares her reflections and ideas based on solid statistics. 

Today she published an article about unfair scoring in ISU and what an ongoing problem it has been throughout the years. It shows clearly that most performances are already "judged" before the skaters finish their performance. 

 

https://sportlandiamartina.wordpress.com/2021/04/07/the-second-mark-by-joy-goodwin-and-by-sviatoslav-babenko-and-alfred-koritek/

 

What beats me more is that I see Yuzuru being drown into a "learned helplessness" pschology which limits his skating and making him feel less relevant. He obviously has lost his will to compete further because of many reasons, unfair scoring being one of them. I wish to be proven wrong, but I doubt it. 

 

I suggest we share this article on every platform, tagging ISU and the Olympic commitee. 

 

Love

Senem 

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13 hours ago, Fay said:

The interview is just freshly out, Mishin speaks at around 16.15 about Yuzu here. No doubt it will be translated, but unfortunately it won’t be me. Gotta work. Work sucks. 

 

This post has been tagged by yuzuangel as [NEWS].

The video is blocked for me, but I think it's the same as this clip with English subtitles. 

 

[NEWS]

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16 minutes ago, Veveco said:

The video is blocked for me, but I think it's the same as this clip with English subtitles. 

 

[NEWS]

Is Mishin ok? Is it S.O.S. message? Where is the catch?

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