A semiserious glossary, by fans for fans, collecting the ever-evolving fandom&PlanetHanyu lingo, plus some common FigureSkating terms.
I'll probably keep updating this wiki directly, but for more context, suggestions and other input, or even just to report a broken link, please post in the original Great Glittering PlanetHanyu Glossary thread, or PM (also, please don't take what's written here as 100% accurate source, my knowledge/memory isn't always reliable! I'l keep updating to fix mistakes)
DISCLAIMER: the aim of this glossary is to make accessible to new fans the fandom and its long history. It also wants to be a (mostly)light-hearted collection of memories.
Many expressions are used as jokes and/or terms of endearment, not mean to be taken seriously, and absolutely never meant as derogatory terms. (Again, for input on entries you find problematic, please post in the thread linked above or PM! Heads up that I'm slow at updating, and by slow I mean very slow, and I may be slow at replying).
-- WORK IN PROGRESS --
ETA: since apparently Pamigena, whose pics I linked previously, has deleted all the beautiful HD images of yuzuru's costumes (sad), I'll have to sort through the links and find new pics. It will take long. Sorry for the broken links!
3.11 = the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami), that occurred at 14:46 JST on 11 March 2011.
A pivotal even in Yuzuru's life, he has never stopped advocating for recovery, through donations, collaboration with projects like 24hTV, the NHK Special Exhibition ice show held on Jan9th 2016, photo exhibitions (like A Notte Stellata project), or Tour de Tohoku2019, and using his influence to remind people of how much work still has to be done (while also continuosly sending strenght and support to the hard-hit communities).
Yuzuru talked about his personal struggles with the aftermaths of the disaster, the conflicting emotions of his 16yo self carrying the burden of being the "Hope of Tōhoku" and how his own views and feelings changed in his biographies (Aoi Hono) and also in several more interviews, especially in 2011-12 season, but also at Sochi Olympics press conference and in several more occasions through the years.
Here's a brief feature by the Olympic channel after OWG2018, and here Yuzuru's words for the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, published in many newspapers (also here a slideshow video with Yuzuru's words translated into english by Kiss and Cry Plus, a FS magazine).
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 3.11, PlanetHanyu held a streaming collecting both documentaries on the event and on the recovery efforts and a few Yuzu's documentaries (here all the vids listed).
Many of Yuzuru’s exhibition programs and also some of his competition programs (most notably, Etude SP) have an underlying theme linked to the earthquake and imagery of waves and destruction, flowers and rebirth and healing, struggle and hope for the future, spring coming with its blossom after winter, a quiet starry sky after the most unfathomable devastation,...
4CC = Four Continents Championships, or where Yuzuru used to take the silver (see 4CC curse).
It's like Europeans, only for the rest of the world (hence the name).
Usually, it's held between Euros and Worlds, so the biggest feds with many skaters might send a (partially)different team there (so skaters going to Worlds don't get too tired). AND it's a pretty recent competition, so it doesn't have the same reputation of Worlds or Euros (or even GPF).
This doesn't mean sometimes 4CC can't be as interesting as lit as Worlds (see Men 4CC17, also dubbed "the World Championships without Javi". Also see 4CC20 Men's SP, notable for the several clean performance in last two groups! And a new WR by Yuzuru).
4CC curse, 4CC Silver curse = Before 2020, Yuzuru had competed in 4CC 3 times, all 3 times he had ended with silver BUT fourth time the charm! At 4CC 2020 Yuzuru not only broke the curse, but he also set a new WR in the short and completed the Super slam!
ACI = Autumn Classic International. A minor competition held in Canada every year in September. Usually, it's part of the ISU Challenger Series so 1) it gives ranking points for World Standings and 2) skaters' scores are recognized by ISU and can count as SB or PB (and if you've had a WR skate, that one counts too)
In the last few years it's been Yuzuru's warm-up competition (the first of his season) and the source of many gorgeous photos and fancams. Also, NEW COSTUMES REVEAL, YEAHHH!
If you're lucky you get to enjoy a WR like Yuzu's ACI17 SP.
If you're unlucky you may have the dubious honour to witness Yuzu's pop concert. But if you are watching Yuzu live in the first place, you really have nothing to complain about! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Adorkable = adorable + dork. basically, Yuzuru.
Alien = Yuzu, obviously. He has his own Planet, from another galaxy Of course Yuzuru is only human, but he is a very special human being.
the use of terms like "alien" can be viewed as expression of "otherization" in a sport that, historically, has been at times unkind towards Asian skaters, alternatively exhalted&envied as a group for supposed "genetic" or "body-type" advantage, used as examples for things like "working hard" and "discipline" (and enduring the harshest training quietly), and also diminished as performers and people (considered not expressive, or only suited to one type of programs; Asian music described as incomprehensible...).
In several instances, Asian skaters have been painted as "exotic" and "unfathomable".
Yuzuru too, has been at times portrayed as a weird creature whose motives, thoughts and actions are obscure. Usually, it's because people won't bother making the effort to understand Yuzuru or getting a translation from Japanese.
So, let's be mindful when using the term! Yuzuru is human just like the rest of us.
Here a twitter thread with some broader context beyond FS.
A Notte Stellata project, or "Tomo ni, Mae e (Together we move forward): the 3/11 Disaster - That day, and now" = the Hanyu Yuzuru exhibition for 3.11 earthquake that started in Dec 2020.
It commemorates the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Here for further details on the exhibition.
Among the merch one could buy at the exhibition, there were NS, Requiem and Etude themed items for daily life, like small mirrors and hair scrunchies, but also items useful in emergency situation, like solar lights and hand crank radios.
Here's the cute logo (credits):
Antenna = that stubborn strand of Yuzu’s hair that likes to spike on top of his head. A theory is that our favourite Alien uses it to communicate with his distant planet… or connect with us fans (Yuzuru says he can hear us, after all LOL)
Annual silver quota = Since 2013-14 season, Yuzuru has a tradition of getting 2 silver per season, regardless of the number of competitions he attends. Our boy is super-consistent!
In 2013-2014 two GP events (but then he swept GPF, OWG and WC gold).
In 2014-2015 COC and Worlds.
In 2015-2016 at Skate Canada and Boston Worlds
In 2016-2017 again Skate Canada GP and then 4CC (but then he got back his World title)
In 2017-2018 he attended only 3 comps, and, guess what, he got 2 silver medals. But hey, he got the most important gold of the whole quad, so who cares!!!
In 2018-2019 he kinda broke the curse (only one silver)...
....BUT in 2019-20 he got two silver medals again...
2020-21 season has has been all messed up because COVID, but Yuzu entered 3comps and got no silver (a case can be made for Yuzu getting silver at WC, but ISU chose otherwise) so the writer has decided this curse doesn't count anymore ┐(￣ヘ￣)┌
The awkward middle child = Zuzu, the Alien of men FS. At the height of Men's skating (2015-2018, when different generations of skaters and different concepts of figureskating cohexisted and thrived happily), he was too young to be an Uncle but
he had already won too much he wasn't young enough to be a Quadster. Also see sQUAD.
Bazooka = kind of a gun shooting t-shirts, used for example during ice shows half-time break. It's totally harmless! Ci
Beautiful snake = see Quad Lutzifer.
Black Armani T-shirt = the iconic black tee Yuzu wore for media day photoshoot 2018-19. Just like the previous, equally iconic White Armani T-shirt, it was featured in 327899000 magazines (and on their cover). Here some examples.
Bloodbath = what happens when people want to get a ticket for a Yuzu competition or ice-show.
If it’s in Japan, it will probably mean going through Lottery hell.
Blue Flames = Yuzuru’s Étude costume(x) (so beautiful ). The name is a direct translation from Aoi Honoo, the title of Yuzu's first two autobiographies (Aoi Honoo I and II) and is explained in the first book (it has with Étude costume on the cover) (waiting for permission to quote)
to bomb, bombed program = when skaters mess A LOT. But like, really A LOT (meaning: a lot of falls and/or pops). See also: pop concert, splatfest.
Example: Yuzu's WTT 2017 SP and Yuzu's ACI 2017 FS. If you're a brave soul, start from here to...ahem relive the Planet's feeling watching Zu's live pop concert in ACI. Hint: it wasn't nice, but we survived Yuzu's first pancake.
team Boobskirt = fans who really, really like RJ2 costume. We have many diverse opinions on this Planet!
Boston = see We don't talk about Boston.
Boston Requiem = Yuzuru's Requiem EX skated in the Gala of WC2016, and what Yuzuru thought could be his last skate. (´∩｀。)
Also see We don't talk about Boston for context, because Boston Requiem might be raw and emotional to watch on its own, but it's even more painful and emotional when learning about what was going on...
BUT Yuzu landed quad Lutzifer again in that shirt and looked truly radiant(x), so everything else is forgiven
Brian is going to be bald = what will happen to poor Brian because of a certain impossible Alien. Joking. Or not. One thing’s for sure, Brian’s hairline has receded in the past years....
Alos, Brian is not the only one at risk of going bald because of Yuzu.
Cabbage costume or also Sparkly Cabbage = see Sparkle Salad. The colour and style of the Requiem costume remind some people of...cabbage. But a very lovely one, I'm sure. (x)
Cactus / cacti = us satellites when suffering prolonged Drought (our fabulous cacti moodboard. Which cactus are you?)
backstory from @Hydroblade: we are like plants, surviving on Yuzu/Yuzu news, so when there's no news we enter a period of drought. Since there are times when this drought is unexpectedly long, we evolved to survive in low water/low moisture environments, turning into cacti!
Canadian Silver Curse, Canadian Silver = before his 9th senior season, Yuzuru had competed 3 times in Skate Canada GP and he had gotten... 3 silver medals! In 2017-18 he hadn't planned to skate in Canadian GP event, so he fulfilled his annual Canadian silver quota at the ACI event instead
Yuzuru has effectively broken the Canadian silver curse in 2018-19 season, when he got gold in ACI and then WD from the only remaining competion he was set to attend in Canada Then in 2019-20 he finally won GP SC GOLD, skating the best he had ever skated that early in the season!!!
Career Super Grand Slam or Super Slam = when a skater wins all major junior titles (JGPF+JWC) and all major senior titles (GPF, 4CC/Euros, WC, OWG). Guess who was the first Men's single skater to achieve that? (ok, Plushenko and Yagudin were unlucky because JGPF didn't exist back then... oh well, too bad for them)
Here for all the details you might want (and more).
Carrot = underrotation (see UR). In protocols it's marked with a < next to the jumps, hence
Carrot cake = when there are LOTS of underrotations, so protocols are filled with...carrots. (>_<)
Cave = wherever Yuzuru disappears when he wants to focus and train in peace. Yuzu going back to his cave means Drought season for this Planet. His known caves are located somewhere in Sendai and Toronto. We complain a lot when he hides, but we value Yuzuru’s privacy and respect his choice to go ninja ┐(︶▽︶)┌
CM = Crystal Memories, one of the two collaboration exhibition programs Yuzu had with ToshI in FaoI 2019, choreographed by David Wilson. The first time Yuzu skated to it it was one David's birthday
(warning: CM can also stand for commercial. In other words, advertisements. Here to see some of Yuzu's CMs + behind the scenes)
CoD or COD = Combo of Doom. It's 4S3T combo, dubbed like that during 2016-17 season because of how it misbehaved >_<
It started being problematic in the FS, then it started giving troubles in the SP too, but it was renamed to "the beauty" after Helsinki FS (WTT 2017 SP doesn't count ). Strange enough, in 2017-2018 4S3T was there when 4T and 3A were being fussy (ACI 2017 FS, OWG 2018 FS). When on, it is indeed a beauty (°◡°♡)
Continues With Wings = the first ice-show produced by Yuzuru, or "how to make all of your fanboy dreams come true, Yuzuru Hanyu edition". Kidding!
It was held on April 2018 and it was meant as both a celebration of Yuzu's 2nd OGM and a chance to say thank you, to share and to pass on what he inherited.
The format was different from that of usual ice-shows, but it was amazing. Here's what a non-japanese FS commentator tweeted about the show, because why not
The guests were skaters who have inspired Yuzu throughout his skating career. Basically he made his idols skate for him in his show. (≧◡≦)
The shows also included a Question&Answers corner, skaters talks, a
let’s bully Mura technical corner and a let’s make everyone squishy children asking questions corner.
Unexpectedly, Yuzuru (who was still undergoing rehab after his ankle injury from NHK17) skated to medley of some of his junior&senior programs, and wore costumes from his very first senior years! Σ(°ロ°)
COR = Cup of Russia, older name of the Russian GP event. See RC.
Cryptid = a creature that might exist, but we don’t know if it exists. Just like Nessie. Or a certain ninja space kitten masking himself as Swan when he's on the Earth (but still using his antenna to communicate with his alien planet). So yes, it’s just a nickname for Yuzu, especially when it's off-seasn and Yuzu disappears. Here's the Planet badge for cryptid spotters(x). Being a cryptid spotter includes activities like scanning the background of videos/photos in search of our cryptid. Ci
Crystal fairy, Crystal candy = the costume Yuzu wore for Crystal Memories. The name is pretty straightforward, and indeed the nickname was an instant hit! The costume has also been described as a lamp (x) or a disco ball, 'cause it's sooooo sparkly! it might be also referred to as as white salad (x), in analogy with Sparkle salad.
Cuteness overload = that feeling that overwhelms you and makes you squeal as if there was no tomorrow because of one (1) adorkable boy (´꒳`)♡
CWW = the (less cute) acronym for Continues With Wings.
Delayed jump = a jump where skaters keep a loose air position and then pull into tight position later in the jump trajectory (when you want to make multiple revolutions you want to get into the tightest air positions as soon as possible so you can rotate faster). The dynamics are the opposite of a pop (where skaters unravel earlier instead).
It can be purposeful (like Yuzu's delayed 1A) or part of skaters' way to do a jump (and in this case it sometimes it could even become detrimental, read about delay in rotation here). Yuzu has delay in rotation on his 4 Lz.
When on a multiple-turns jump, it is a difficult feature and it used to be awarded in GOE (under old bullet for arm variation/delay in rotation).
DG = downgrade. When a jump is missing more than ½ of its last rotation, its BV is "downgraded" to the BV of same type of jump but with one less rotation (e.g. DG triple --> double). See also: Double carrot.
Probably it was meant as a reference to this, but someone noticed the peculiar colour pattern and design resembled that of some tropical fishes ...and Dory from Finding Nemo (well, birds' wings and fishes' pins aren't that different, right?).
There was no way back!
Here to relive the unforgettable moment of the costume reveal (but remember to put down your drink and avoid work places).
Double carrot = downgrade. It's marked as << in protocols, hence
Drought = what hits us fans when Yuzuru goes hiding into his cave It means we need to survive on archived material (which is A LOT, but we are a bit greedy)
The Great Drought = what the fandom has gone through most of 2020. The Great Drought started unexpectedly right after 4CC2020, when WC2020 were cancelled. It continued in summer with the cancellation of all the ice shows, no media day in August, no program reveal (not even a small hint on whether new programs were planned at all!), no costume reveal and no ACI in September, and, after Yuzuru's withdrawal from GP series, no autumn competitions, either. It ended only in late December with Japanese Nationals, so we've got 10 whole months basically with no watering. Luckily, the Great Drought was occasionally interrupted by a our benevolent overlord dispensing us a few raindrops (otherwise known as Yuzu crumbs) to ensure our survival (＾▽＾)
Jokes aside, Yuzuru doesn't owe us any update on his whereabouts and activities, but it's nice to get these small bits of news once a month or such.
EC = Euros = European Championships, or where Yuzu can't compete ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Dick Button was the only non-European man to become European Champion.
Quoting from uncle Dick's wikipedia:
1948 European Championships
Button faced Gerschwiler again at the 1948 European Championships. Button led after figures in points, having 749 points to Gerschwiler's 747.8, but Gerschwiler led in placings, with 14 to Button's 15. During the free skating, Button performed his Olympic program for the first time. He won, with 11 placings to Gerschwiler's 18. Following this year, when North Americans took home the men's and ladies' titles, non-Europeans were no longer allowed to enter into the European Championships. Button is the only American to have won the European Championships.
Eggzuru = Yuzu costumes-inspired decorated eggs, or it might also refer to baldzuru.
Emperor = Yuzuru (‘cause he has a whole Planet, King ain't grand enough) (⌒▽⌒)
Encore = sometimes, in gala, after their EX skaters get to skate an additional ~30seconds/1minute of a program of their choice (SP or FS). Traditionally, all the gold medallists in competitions held in Japan get to do an encore.
Encores are the reason why we have absolutely lit SEIMEI in Requiem costume, PW in Hana ni nare and Ballade costume, Origin in Masquerade and HYK costume, LGC in Swanyu and Ballade(here at 1:21:00 mark) and LMEY in HYK and HwS(former Believe)costume. (´∀`)
It's amazing to see how swiftly the mood switches in the encore compared to the EX!
EX = Exhibition program. Any program not skated in competition (see SP, FS) is an EX, though the divide between competition programs and exhibition programs can be blurry (sometimes skaters adapt their SP or FS to EX, or an EX can become a competition program).
How to spot an EX at first sight:
1) skated in gala lightings (dark arena)
2) not structured as competition programs (usually fewer jumps, with less rotations/variety, more freedom in the choice and distribution of elements like spins and moves in the field, presence of prohibited elelments like backflips...
3) skaters wear black (ﾉД`) Not the most visible colour in gala lightings, but it looks like many (especially the guys) think that wearing black is mandatory Gala attire (￣д￣) To be fair, FS costumes can be expensive, so one gotta cut costs where possible... but could y'all please wear something that makes you easy to see under gala lightings?? (ᗒᗣᗕ)՞
Thankfully, Zu is very mindful of us poor audience (and of the photographers who are taking pics!) and happily blesses us with colours but most of all SPARKLES. No trouble spotting him even in the dark! ★°˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°★ Just look at this beauty of HYK or Requiem costume against the dark backdrop! (if you know the source of the pic please tell me so I can credit!) Also, even the rare times he wears black, Yuzuru still sparkles (literally)!
Sometimes, instead, they use the EX to convey a very personal message.
Yuzuru always wants his skating to have a meaning, so it's not surprising that many of his EX programs revolve around the 2011 Earthquake that impacted his life so deeply, or that he also draws on his own personal experiences or world situation at large when choosing what to skate to.
Also, when he doesn't have a fixed EX for the season, he's especially careful in selecting a program that has some kind of significance to the place/country/occasion he's skating in. See NDP in TEB2013, WL in Sochi2014 and NS in OWG2018 and Turin2019, H&L at Heroes and Future 2018 in Nagano and then in 4CC2020 in Korea, and HYK at JNats2020 + HwS at WC and WTT2021, as a message of hope amidst the hardships and sufferings from the covid pandemic. (´；ω；｀)
Explosion = what happens whenever there is a Yuzu sighting It means you leave the Planet for a moment and when you're back there are dozens and dozens of new posts out of nowhere But don’t be scared, if you dread catching up with +50 pages there is this thread where news and new content are compiled! And you can scour the media subforum for lots of sources compiled by fellow satellites!
Fanboy = basically, Yuzuru with Plushy. Or skaters like Mitsuki Sumoto and Sota Yamamoto with Yuzuru (guys do you know where I can find that side by side of the 3 of them in white shiny shirt???)
Fantasy On Ice = Japanese ice show with 3-days stops in multiple cities across Japan, featuring many skaters, cheesy opening and finale numbers with weird costumes that we love to hate and hate to love, collab programs with guest musicians&singers and a very happy Yuzu. (≧∀≦)
In the last few years Yuzuru has been the headliner of the show (he only skipped 2016 because of injury and 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled because of covid.)
Fanyu = Fan of Hanyu.
WARNING: it has sometimes been used as derogatory term, so some fans are not comfortable with using it or don't want to indentify themselves with it.
Others just don’t like how it sounds (*raises her hand, but then proceeds using it anyway 'cause YES*).
Others use it with pride, as a reappropriation.
Sometimes it's used in more sarcastic/joking context, like “we evil Fanyus”, “the power of Fanyus!”.
You are free to call yourself as you like! The name doesn’t matter, we all admire and support Yuzuru Hanyu here! (ღ✪ｖ✪)人 (✪ｖ✪ღ)
FaOI = for the (kinda)more serious details see Fantasy On Ice.
For the non-serious details: it's known as annual death of Yuzuru fans ＼(＾▽＾)／
Joking! But Yuzuru is always quite hyped at ice shows and he does things like attempting crazy jumps and being generally extra...AND he always brings some
questionable interesting costumes, so it usually results in a mixture between and
FaOI is CHAOS! It's fans losing their minds over costumes, programs, Extra!Yuzu and Jpn tv hiding footage... and we love it exactly like that!
First GP Silver Curse = since season 2012-13 and up till season 2018-19, Yuzuru had always and without failing been getting silver at his first GP event He is a slow starter, he usually peaks later in the season. Still, kuyashii.
Yuzuru magnificently broke the First GP Silver Curse at GP Helsinki 2018, setting 3 new WR scores under the new scoring system as a bonus ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ
First pancake = Brian’s way to warn everyone that things like ACI 2017 can happen: in his first competition of the olympic season, Yuzuru set a new WR in the SP... and then he proceeded to bomb the FS, fall on his beloved 3A included (￣ヘ￣)
Yeah, following Yuzu is a rollercoaster, you never know what comes next...but it's always worth it!
The source of this brilliant metaphor is Brian Orser, before ACI 2017 started. Here's a quote (thank you @Gladi) : "I always talk about how “the first pancake is not well done.” The right heat, the cooking time, how to coordinate, et cetera––the first competition is for us to learn all these things, to see the good side and the bad side. So it’s rather that we’ve reaped huge rewards."
Look, we also have a Yuzumoticon AND a pancake rating chart
The Fishnet = self-explanatory term the costumes for FaOI 2019 Makuharu&Sendai opening. Fishnet on top of floral shirt. (¯ . ¯٥)
Flowy Do-S = the FaOI 2019 Kobe&Toyama OP costumes (here a whole clip, so you can really understand the brilliance
of the costume of the name The name came to be because, while we were dying waiting for actual pics, it was described as "Masquarade leather meets HYK fluff"
FP = Free Program, see FS (2nd definition)
FS = Figure Skating, the sport Yuzuru loves <3. FS is also acronym for free program, so be careful about hte context!
FS = Free Skate, or Free for short, also known as Free Program (FP), Long Program (LP). Program that's performed in competition (usually the second and longest segment of a skating competition). It was supposed to be...well, "free" (or more free than the SP), with more chances for skaters to "perform" and wider range of choices for layouts, but right now skaters actually have more time(and energy) to perform in the SP, with FS usually being where the lack of skating content inbetween elements is more glaring.
For Senior Mens', a free program is 4 minutes long and it consists in 7 jumping passes (3 of them combinations), 3 spins, a step sequence and a choreographic sequence, each with certain requirements. In the years both duration and requirements of the free program can change quite a lot: for example, up till 2017-2018 season, Men's free lasted 30 secs more and had one more jumping pass, but it was shortened in part to shorten competitions and better fit into TV broadcasting schedules (￢_￢;)
GOAT = Greatest Of All Time. Otherwise known as Yuzuru.
Kidding(or not)! It’s fine if you think Yuzu is a GOAT in figure skating, and it’s also fine if you think he isn’t. People have different parameters and different opinions. Yuzuru is one of the greatest in his sport, that’s for sure, and he has already written history, but what matters the most for your experience as a fan is what he is for you.
Gold = what Yuzuru likes!
GP = Grand Prix, each of th stops that comprise the GP series. Senior GP series currently has 6 stops, the order changes every season: SA, SC, RC, CoC, NHK, the one in France that keeps changing name. During 2018-19 season CoC wasn't held, so we got the amazing GP Helsinki in its place.
GP series = I'm lazy so just gonna drop the wiki page, sorrynotsorry You just need to know that it's held in autumn, usually late October-November, one stop every weekend.
GPF = Grand Prix Final, where top qualifier of the six GP stops get to skate agaisnt each other. It's the biggest even in the first half of the skating season. Usually around Yuzuru's birthday
GP Helsinki = where Yuzuru broke his first GP silver curse and set 3 new WR under the new scoring system. Also known as a Yuzucon, where Yuzu fans meet and exchanged gifts and just did what Yuzu fans do best (meaning, having tons of fun all together!) 〇(＞∀＜)〇
Grabby hands = our default mode when Yuzuru pictures, videos, interviews, merch pop up. We want them all! A visual example:
H&E = Heaven and Earth, see Ten to Chi to.
Hair Loss = what we experience when Yuzu is just... being Yuzu. Like when he says he isn’t training difficult entries for his jumps yet but he's been already jumping counter-3A. Or that he can’t still train 4A properly while one month before he wasn't even allowed to do any jump... Or when he drops the Quints talk.
Hanyuconomy / Hanyueconomy = referred to Yuzuru’s selling power, be it for tickets for competitions or shows, merch for a parade, endorsed brands of detergents/chocolate/toe-socks, or even weirder things like an electric toothbrush… and anything yuzu-flavoured, too
Hermit mode = see ninja.
HwS = Hana wa Saku (Flowers will bloom), Yuzuru's EX to the song was produced to support recovery from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Here a version of the song released in 2018, entirely sung by Japanese olympians, including the FS team for OWG2018 (no subs. Also, don't be mislead by the title, Yuzuru does not sing in this video!) and here a multilingual version with english subs. (´｡• ᵕ •｡`)
The program features, among others, gently holding a flower (symbol of hope and rebirth), sit twizzles, lots of SE and IB and also a gorgeous laybackIB gorgeously transitioning into a gorgeous insideIB. <3
The singer of the version Yuzuru skates to is Fumiya Sashida, who also sings Hana ni Nare. Here to see a special Hana wa Saku performance + Yuzuru's thoughts on the program + behind the scenes with Fumiya and with Yuzuru's former coach Nanami Abe, who choreographeed the piece.
Yuzuru skated to this EX for the first time in 2014.
He chose to skate to HwS for WC2021 EX in Stockholm (and then WTT21): usually, he skates to programs with jpn lyrics only when in Japan, but he wanted to skate to Hana wa Saku as a message of strenght and hope for everyone during the pandemic. ( ´ ω ` )
HYK = Haru Yo Koi (as in "Haru yo, Koi" 春よ、来い translation: Come, Spring or May Spring come).
It's Yuzuru’s EX for season 2018-19, choreo by David Wilson on special piano arrangement made by pianist Shinya Kiyozuka for his FaOI2018 live collaboration with Yuzuru (Kiyozuka later released this version in a new album. Fun fact, the pianist loved this collab and called Yuzuru Yuzu-chan). (*¯︶¯*)
Haru yo koi, originally by Yumi Matsutoya, was the theme song of the homonym NHK series and it was also featured in a 3.11 recovery project.(x) The song was first released in 1994, same year when Yuzu was born, and he said it’s one of his mom’s fave songs (´꒳`)♡
Here for a translations of the beautyful lyrics.
Yuzuru chose to skate to this song in FaOI2018, while he was recovering from the injury that nearly prevented him from competing (and winning) in PyeongChang2018, so the theme of rebirth and wish for a Spring to come after the harshness of Winter also had a very personal meaning for him. He skated to HYK again in NHK2019 Gala and then in JNats2020, during covid pandemic, to convey a message of hope. ( ；∀；)
He also skated a live collab with Yumi herself for 24hTV2019.
One can think of HYK as part of a trilogy with HnN and HwS for the flower&rebirth theme(x), but the healing HYK also has obvious ties with the more painful Requiem, too.
The costume inspired nicknames like Cherry blossom fairy or Sakura Fairy, pink jellyfish, Spring maiden.
IdF = Internationaux de France, the GP event held in France. It changed a lot of names, because French Fed isn't as good at keeping sponsors as it is at keeping its podium (recyclying the same disco podium since WC2012 in Nice). When Éric Bompard sponsored it, it was called TEB.
In 2017 they decided usual medals weren't cool enough, so medallists were given colourful plastic stars instead.
ill-fitting suits = most of Yuzuru’s suits. They are unfamous for always having something wrong. When the size of the suit is so big he swims in it(x), when sleeves are too long, when too short... though, there is an upward trend, the most recent suits were better! A lot better!! Keep going, Yuzu!
ISU = International Skating Union,
also known as the ban of our existence. The international governing body for both Speed Skating and Figure Skating.
They are weirdly nostalgic of an old scoring system famous for blatant politicking and score trading between feds (and that culminated in the big scandal of Salt Lake City OWG2002) and they are allergic to things like maths&statistics, standards, modern technology and judges' accountability.
Oh, and they still live in the 1990s or something.
But hey, they also do good things! Maybe. :p
Anyway, Yuzuru wrote an entire graduation thesis titled "A Feasibility Study on Utilization in Figure Skating by A Wireless Inertia Sensor Motion Capture System", aiming to study AI systems to be used to aid FSscoring in the future.
Hopefully, in a few decades, ISU will finally come to terms with the world having entered the 21st century... (←_←)
Jedi = the costume Yuzuru wears for FaOI 2018 opening number (x) (Makuhari & Kanazawa). The shirt is a strange hybrid with turtleneck + asymmetric sleeves (bear-survivor style) + some shiny bit + a buffet napkin on the bottom. The design and the shiny half make it look futuristic(x).
JGP, JGPF = like GP and GPF but in the junior circuit
JP, JPN = short for Japan (or Japanese, too).
Please avoid using this abbreviation instead, since in many places it's considereded a racial slur. There are countries where the term is in use and not derogatory, and maybe people might not be aware of this important nuance (I myself learned it here), but since in Japan it's perceived as offensive, too, it's better to avoid it.
Also, the official abbreviations are Jp or Jpn anyway. Slip-ups can happen of course, but let's make an effort! 人´∀｀)
JWC = Like WC but for junior skaters. Skaters can compete in both junior and senior circuit in the same season, as long as they meet the age requirements.
King = Yuzuru Yes, half of this glossary is for how we refer to Yuzuru.
KuriMemo = cute nickname Japanese fans gave to Crystal Memories
Kuyashii = Yuzuru’s daily diet. Kidding Japanese expression that could be translated as “feeling frustrated” but it means much more (Yuzuru often uses “regretful” in English). If you’ve never spoken/studied Japanese, it will be one of the first words you’ll learn to recognize watching Yuzuru’s interviews in Japanese...Together with yonkaiten.
Lettuce or Sparkly Lettuce = see Sparkle Salad.
Lottery Hell = what fans have to get through when tickets for Yuzuru competitions/shows in Japan are allotted through draws. Only a few can survive, even less triumph(seriously, getting tickets in Japan is really hard)
Masquerade = one of the two collaboration exhibition programs Yuzu had with ToshI in FaoI 2019, choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne. See also Pudding of the Opera.
This is an accurate depiction of people's reaction the first time Yuzu skated to it (and even more the following times). Yuzuru said he thinks Crystal Memories and Masquerade are like twins
Mc Memeface = see Memelord.
Memelord = obviously, it’s Yuzuru. I mean, have you seen his 39588456583 different facial expressions? And how quickly he shifts from one to the other? Even the Olympic channel picked up on this.
And Yuzumoticons are here for a reason
Merch = short for merchandise. In other words, what we crave (when Yuzu-related).
Mezamashi = how Jpn TV trolls poor thirsty fanyus (ᗒᗣᗕ)՞
It's a Japanese TV morning show featuring various news, REPEATEDLY. When we're really desperate and Yuzuru is scheduled to be featured in the program, we watch it in hope to get a tiny glimpse of Yuzuru (here to relive the first memorable Mezamashi
trolling streaming party of the Planet, here a few significant comments). It earned its own badge, aptly named "Trolled by Mezamashi"(x).
Nessie = 4A, the jump as legendary as the Loch Ness monster, and a MONSTER of a jump for its difficulty (of course it has to be the one jump Yuzu wants to pursue!).
Lots of rumours surround it, but only a few
crazy brave skaters are on the hunt. Some people say it can't exists, some say they have seen it but have no proof (meaning, no vid of a fully rotated one). Who will be the one who will prove us it's real?
Thus far, Artur Dmitriev Jr was the only skater who has attempted it in comp (always underrotated).
Yuzuru first seriously attempted 4A in public in Turin GPF19,* during his practice on December 6th (partly fuelled by kuyashii), but he underrotated all his attempts and fell (plus there was a number of pops). Here the entirety of the 10minutes that stopped poor fans' hearts (first attempt at 6:25, second at 8:05, third at 10:48. WARNING: the falls are of the scary type)
How did fans realized he was bringing Nessie out to play? He started circling the rink, checking his axel form and popping into 1A after unusually long preparation
How did fans survive? Wait...did they? ~(>_<~)
Then, he tried it again in WTT21 gala practice, becuase for Yuzuru gala practice are NOT time to go easy and just relax! He fell and UR all his attempts there and was very kuyashii about that... but hey, instead of using a long glide into it, this time he was going for it from the steps he uses into his 3A in Ten to Chi to... ┐('～`;)┌
*actually the very first time Yuzuru tried 4A in public was in DOI2015, together with Mura (both their attempts were clear DG). But it was more like trying it just for the kick, rather than a serious attempt.
NHK = NHK Trophy, the GP event held in Japan. For Yuzu fans it has both wonderful memories (the historical record-shattering NHK2015 that broke the scoring system, the PPOS reveal at NHK 2016...) and bad ones (2014, the injury in NHK2017 practice)
Ninja = Yuzuru going in his hermit mode and effectively disappearing from all media (and also from other people’s SNS) He adopts his ninja skills to go and hide in his cave and then to suddenly pop up again for competitions or ice-shows. Or for his monthly watering of us starved cacti.
The watering usually consists in a written message forwarded to his fed or his sponsors or a pre-recorded video message (usually featuring a White Wall and Zuzu being so sweet that we collectively weep in delight anyway).
Noodle, Noodle arms = Yuzuru and his arms when he was younger and thinner and his huge stamina issues+asthma made it difficult for him to keep his posture and control his limbs (especially in the 2nd half of his long programs), so it could give an overall impression of...something...a bit floppy So yeah, a noodle
NS = Notte Stellata, Yuzuru's EX on the song Notte Stellata (The Swan) by Il Volo (music based on Saint-Saens' The Swan). The title means starry night. Here the program thread, here some more info and links, here an engsub of the EX at NHK2016, and here Yuzuru explaining how this program, too, is connected to his experience of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
The program features the gorgeous Swanyu costume, the first twizzle-3A sandwich (while afaik the first twizzes entry into 3A was in Requiem) and gorgeous delayed 1A... that some people initially thought was a popped 3A (*/▽＼*)
Blessing everyone with a fancam of the very first public outing of Swanyu, during SC2016 gala practices. You can see other skaters sitting rinkside and watching. ♡( ◡‿◡ )
Nyooming = Yuzuru being Yuzuru and skating at lighting bolt speed (often to be observed in the background of other skaters’ videos)
OGM = Olympic Gold Medal or Olympic Gold Medalist
also known as Yuzuru Hanyu ♡( ◡‿◡ )
Overlord = ironic&affectionate way we refer to Yuzuru (example: when he’s being an exasperating Trollzuzu).
Overthinking = Yuzu’s and his fans' favourite pastime. Joking.
For Yuzu = thinking too much, too long, too deeply and ending going around in circles in his head. Best avoided while skating, it might end with him popping a YOLO3A into a measly YOLO1A (because too busy choosing between hard entry and even harder entry) or in something like ACI 2017 FS (＃￣ω￣)
For fans = over-analysing everything Yuzu (hence the General Yuzu Thread stacked up >3000 pages in less than a year)
OWG = Olympic Winter Games, or the competition that mushroom Yuzu declared he WOULD WIN. Also, the competition Yuzuru declared he WOULD WIN AGAIN. Guess what, he did, BOTH TIMES.
Paprika = bell peppers, AKA the culprits for Yuzu's trauma, as recounted by the man himself here
PB = Personal Best. Literally, a skater's best score. If it's the best score ever registered it's also called a WR.
BEWARE! ISU doesn't recognize WRs, but anyone else call them like that because it sounds much cooler than "the best Personal Best ever".
PChiddy = Patrick Chan, Canadian legend with out-of-this-world skating skills, 3 consecutives WC titles, foot-in-mouth penchant in interviews. In SochiOWG 2014, he continued the (unfortunate)Canadian tradition of many great Men's skaters who miss on the most coveted prize, the OGM (though Patrick got a team gold in 2018OWG! Yay!).
Well, Yuzu won SochiOGM so we can't really be that sad, right? Here a thread where we discussed about Patrick&his views/relationship with Yuzuru. Here a pre-Sochi documentary that also addresses the particular Canadian curse about OGM (the description is pretty poignant: "Canada has never won gold at the Olympics in men's figure skating, but world champion Patrick Chan hopes to change that in Sochi."... oops)
Fun trivia: some of Patrick's fans used to throw on the ice panties, in place of the more traditional flowers of plushies. ಠ_ಠ (True story)
It started with a lace thong.
Pretty soon, each time Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan competed, a panty avalanche ensued from the stands. The next thing the world champion knew, he was leaving competitions with sacks full of perhaps the oddest combination of gifts ever bestowed on an athlete by his fans: dozens of teddy bears, mixed with wads of women's underwear. "They weren't worn," clarified Chan, 23.
The Planet = this place, duh The name Planet Hanyu is inspired by one famous quote from figure skating commentator Max Ambesi (Italian Eurosport): “Welcome on Planet Hanyu. Population: ONE. Him.”
(more interesting quotes here)
Plu-sama(nope, that's what Yuzuru The Fanboy would say)Plu-san = Evgeni Plushenko, a four times Olympic medallist (one time Men Singles OGM, two times Men Singles silver, one time Team gold) and iconic skating legend who skated to iconic programs like this one (￣ε￣＠) (by the way, that is one of Yuzu's fave Plushenko programs... (ー_ー) together with Tribute to Nijinsky, with music that Yuzuru himself would later select for his Origin FS).
Pooh rain = a glorious tradition that covers the ice in the brigh yellow&red of Pooh plushies after Yuzuru skates.
It all started from the long-standing tradition of throwing flowers and other gifts on the ice after a performance. Since Yuzu loves Pooh (and he brings a cuddly Pooh tissue box with him whenever he can), fans started throwing Pooh plushie specifically for him. It grew and grew and now Pooh Rain &its variants (like Pooh storms, Poovalanche) have changed the landscape of comps. They also get routinely featured on media and commentators and journalists just can't stop mentioning Pooh all the time.
Currently, the only times you won't see a Pooh rain are
1) there's no Yuzu
2) throwing gifts on ice isn't allowed (e.g. ACI or some comps in Japan. Or comp withtou audience withotu covid. Or comps with audience but in covid times)
Fun fact(or maybe not fun): some people think Pooh plushies are psychological warfare
Though, to be fair, sometimes a plushie or two land on people's head instead of on the ice. Oops. Still, plushies are rather soft and it's never intentional...
Pop, popped jump = when skaters execute one or more rotation LESS than they meant because they "open" the jump too early (meaning they unravel their body earlier, loosing the tight body position required to execute higher number of rotations on a jump). Not sure about this, but iirc it's called "pop" because it usually looks as if the skater was jerked back middair, like when a parachute opens.
A pop can be the result of e.g. mental issues, wrong timing on take off (so skaters consciously or unconsciously try to "protect" their bodies preventing a nasty fall) or, if second jump in a combo, of messy landing on the first jump (so they lack speed/are off balance when they take off for the second jump). See also: overthinking
A quad can be popped into a triple or more frequently into a double, e.g. see Yuzu's 4S popped into 2S many, many times during 2016-17 season.(ಥ﹏ಥ) At times, even into a single, if there's something very off (e.g. blade gets stuck in a rut in the ice at take off)
Pops are very costly mistakes because the BV, especially of a quad, but also of a triple, is much higher than the BV of a double. In terms of BV and TES, rotating and falling on all your jumps is better than popping all of them but stay on your feet (・―・)
Pop concert = when a skater pops A LOT of jumps in the same program. Or when MANY skaters pop A LOT of jumps in their programs.
Example: Men WTT 2017 FS
But we forgave them because the other half of the outfit was decent and Yuzu acted cute (see Red sweater). The Planet was off line when the name was born, but we were on some other chat and I saved the chat 'cause I knew I would need it one day So here's the birth of the Potato sack pants.
Prime Minister Pooh = Winnie the Pooh Of course Yuzuru’s trusted companion has a prominent role on the Planet!
Prince Oreo = Yuzuru wearing the black version(x) of FaOI 2019 Kobe&Toyama ending costume. I mean, it does look like Oreo... afaik the first mention on the Planet is from this tweet, not sure who started it all, but it looks like everyone loves it.
Pudding of the Opera (or just Pudding for short) = Masquerade. The name has a rather...
convoluted peculiar reason It all started with ToshI, who singer of Masquerade, making a pudding commercial and being called Pucchin Prince. Add Yuzuru eating pudding (x), mix with Masquerade intor music being form Phantom of the Opera and...well, one thing lead to another and we ended with Pudding of the Opera! (x, more here)
Quad = "quadruple jump", a jump with (about)4 revolutions in the air.
Or a "quadriennium", from one Winter Olympic to the next.
Quadding = to jump (many) quads.
Quad Lutzifer = Quad Lz+Lucifer, aka Yuzuru's 4Lz, also knows as the beautiful snake. It is a true beauty when landed well but...it can be kind of unruly and...I...don't need to explain the reason for the name, right? NHK17 Let's support Yuzuru on his quest to persuade Quad Lutzifer to be a loyal friend!
Yuzu choose to bring his friend back to play in public for FaOI 2019 (giving fans, both those attending and those anxiously waiting for reports, a few heart attacks in the process) and he got the nicest group hug from fellow skaters when he landed it cleanly in FaOI Kobe! (here to relive that unforgettable moment)
While Quad Lutzifer has been a bit on and off in comps during 2019-20, there's no doubt: it's back!!!
Quadster = a skater jumping a lot of quads. Usually young and male (unless you're Sasha Trusova!). It can be used to say that the skater has mainly quads but is laking in other areas. Of course a quadster can improve to whole package.
Quints = the word that thou shalt not mention (but Yuzu has no trouble mentioning, sadly for out hair)
Yuzuru thinks they're possible(!). He thinks maybe Boyang can jump a quint, Shoma said he tries them. Yuzuru also said that, after landing the 4A, he would like to try (and Ghislain said he's acutally done 5T and 5S in harness)
Hence our collective hair loss.
RC = Rostelecom Cup, the Russian stop of the GP series.
Red Sweater = the turtleneck sweater that made us forgive the Potato sack pants.
Requiem = Requiem of Heaven and Earth, Yuzuru's EX program in season 2015-16.
The music is from Requiem for the Great East Japan Earthquake 3.11, by Yasunobu Matsuo, and choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto (the same Kenji of Kenji's Room).
It's, of course, a very emotionally loaded program. Here (Requiem starting around 10:20 mark) a touching special exhibition recorded for 24hTV charity in 2015.
On a lighter note, the costume, due to its teal colours and abundance of ruffles, has sparkled people's imagination and earned several nicknames (see Cabbage costume, Seaweed, Sparkle Salad). Still pretty, Satomi Ito carefully crafted it with plenty of details to make fanartists
lose their mind fall in love! (´꒳`)♡
Also see: Boston Requiem.
Rhinestones = what Yuzuru likes on his costumes. I mean, it's kinda hard to miss (GETTY IMAGES)
Rippon jump = when skaters jump keeping both arms above their heads. The name comes from Adam Rippon, who used it a lot on his 3Lz. Usually commentators don't use this term, but us fans use it a lot because it's way shorter than saying "with both arms above their head" ┐(︶▽︶)┌
Ruffles = what Yuzuru likes on his costumes.
Satellites = you and me and everyone captured in the orbit of Planet Hanyu. Hey, we’ve got our own yuzumoticon
SB = Season Best, a skater's best score in a certain season. It's updated during the season and it can be lower or equal to a PB. If it's higher, of course, it becomes a new PB. ヽ(´∀｀*)ノ
SC = Skate Canada, the Canadian stop of the GP series, previously one of Yuzu's fixed appointments with silver (￣ε￣) (see: Canadian Silver Curse).
Also the name of Canadian figure skating fed.
SCACI = Skate Canada Autumn Classic International. See ACI.
All the ruffles, in the gradation of light cyan, aquamarine and a bit of teal, make it look like sea lettuce
But when in motion, the costume really fits the theme of the program (the 2011 Tohoku eartquake and tsunami), the sea green ruffles resembling sea-waves. Also, HD pictures show just how gorgeous it it.
Shirt On Ice = see SOI.
Silver = what Yuzuru doesn’t really like when he's competing (he much prefers gold). Though it’s fine to wear silver in ice-shows and EX costumes
Smolzuru = art with small cutie Yuzu, see here for some examples of just how adorable it can be!
SNS = Social Network System (like twitter, instagram and so on), or "what Yuzuru doesn’t have" (well, he probably has some private accounts, but we don't know them)
SOI = Stars On Ice = Ice show organized by managment company IMG. While FaOI is known for its... ahem... "imaginative" costume choices, SOI is characterized by more...um...more "sober" choices. In particular, it's fond for male skaters wearing somewhat undescriptive shirts and polos while ladies get to hoard all the sparkles&colors
The show was born in North America in the era of max popularity of FS and currently organizes tours in Canada, Japan and USA, with different cast (here some historical and covid-prevention context at SOI2021).
After many years of no Yuzu attendance, in SOI2021 Yuzu headlined an all-Japanese cast and managed to give fans multiple heart attacks bringing back the long-awaited LGC, wearing a white polo and self-choreographing his solo part to the now absolutely ICONIC Blinding Lights opening, that you can find here in all its extended cut (multiple camera angles + slows mo) 4K glory :10814716:
By the way,
On 4/23/2021 at 8:57 PM, Paskud said:
In light of stunning finale costumes, I vote to rename SOI to Shirt on Ice.
so, Shirt On Ice it is. (⌒▽⌒)
SP = Short Program also just Short: program that's performed in what's usually the first segment of a figur skating competition. It's called "short" becuase... guess what, it's shorter than the Free program. (≧▽≦)
For Senior Mens' it's around 2.50 minutes long and skaters must execute one jump combo, one axel-type solo jump an one non-axel type solo jump, together with 3 spins and a step sequence.
There are specific requirements for all these elements, usually more stringent than in the FS, so there's less room for recovering from a mistake. It is said that "you can't win a comp in the SP, but you can lose it", meaning that mistakes in the SP can make skaters fall so far behind that making up for a gap in the FS is almost impossible (also, in some comps like WC and OWG, only part of the skaters who skates in the SP qualifies to skate in the FS too, so skating a good SP is even more important).
Sparkle Salad = Yuzuru’s Requiem costume . It's very sparkly and...well, very green🥗 (see also: Seaweed).
Sparkles = what Yuzuru likes on his costumes
The best way to appreciate how sparkly a costume is: 1) watching live in the arena 2) HD footage, possibly fancams!
Splatfest = when A LOT of skaters fall A LOT in one competition (and pop their jumps). It's hard to watch (ノ_<、)
Example: the Men WC FS event in Milan (the last group), where 5 out of 6 skaters splatted hard. (T⌓T)
Another notable example could be Men OWG 2014 FS, but Milan 2018 really was something else...
sQUAD = this was a term used mainly back in 2016-17 season (and some people hate it). It referred to the group of upcoming young skaters with lots of quads (and less whole package) and in particular the three who definitely brought the quad race in Men's skating: Boyang Jin started, routinely including 4Lz in both his SP and FS (also landing the first 4Lz combo) and first to execute 4 quads in his FS; Shoma continued, landing the first ratified 4F and quickly adding more quads to his programs to keep up with the trend; Nathan went on with 5 and 6 quads in the free skate.
Zuzu wasn't considered part of the sQUAD, despite:
> having started the club of the 100points in the SP, 200 in the FS and 300 total score!
> landing the first ratified 4Lo(ACI16)
> including 4 quads in his FS starting from season 16-17 (before he did 3, and only very few skaters did as many)
> landing 4Lz in comp too (RC17)
> landing a total of 4 types of quads (as many as Boyang and Shoma, just one less that Nathan)
> back then, Yuzuru was already the definition of Whole package, so counting him among the quadsters was reductive
> age (he was 3-5 years older that the sQUAD), also...
> ...he'd been around (&winning) in senior ranks for so long that people forgot how young he was. He was kinda counted among the uncles (back then, the generation of Patrick&Javier, 4 years older than him) already at the tender age of 22yo. Funny enough, a skater like Misha Kolyada wasn't really part of the sQuad but he was often counted in the "fresh and upcoming" group anyway...despite being only a couple months younger than Yuzuru!
Super Slam = see Career Super Gand Slam
Swan bag = a bag used to restrain swans for safe transportations. Also, what Brian would like to use on a certain Swan, so his hair would stop falling :animated-smileys-hands-fingers-01: Joking
Swan costume = see Swanyu.
Tano jump = when skaters jump with one arm above the head. It was popularized by Brian Boitano.
There are many different tano jumps out there but the arm position can vary quite a lot and not all of them are pretty Med & other Russian sr and jr ladies brought tano to another level but with the new GOE system it became less advantageous, so we see fewer tanos now.
TEB = Trophée Éric Bompard. Older name of the French GP event. See IdF.
Ten to Chi to, or TenChi for short = Yuzuru's FS for season 2020-21, a program that he deeply feels as truly his, based on soundtrack from a Japanese Taiga drama series centered on the historical figure of Uesugi Kenshin. Generally translated in english as "Heaven and Earth", the literal translation would be "Heaven and Earth, and". More on the nuances of the title and accurate translation to english here and here). Here for an overview on musical structure of the program, the music composer, and Uesugi Kenshin's vision. Here more links and details to learn about the depths of the program, and here about a detail in the costume, designed by Satomi Ito. (´｡• ᵕ •｡`) ♡
Yuzuru has already announced he's keeping the program as free program for olympic season.
TJ = usually, Team Japan. How not to stan them, when they are so talented and adorable? (♡°▽°♡)
Tomato = a food Yuzuru really likes! (But sometimes his love for tomatoes betrayes him, see the Paprika accident).
Tomo ni, Mae e = see A Notte Stellata project.
Trashbag pants = black tight-fitting shiny pants that wish they looked like tight badass leather pants but resemble...well, the material of trash bags :P Yuzuru used them in quite a number of outfits (mostly for ice-shows or EX), ranging from this (x)(MI, 2009-10) and this(x) ლ(ಠ_ಠ ლ) (Vertigo 2010-11) to this(x) (HILY, 2012-13 Season) and this (FaoI Makuhari 2017 Opening). One could say he's...grown into the look! And he even used those pants as part of his LMEY costume:rock:
Team Trashbag pants = fans who will defend those pants to death.
Trollzuzu, Trollzuru = Yuzuru looking :space:but internally being like :muahaha:
example: saying he hasn't decided yet the music for his Olympic FS, while he'd already chosen it a year before. Or announcing he has chosen the music for next season SP and FS but not wanting to disclose it yet...
Uncles = ahhh, this is hard LOL.
Among skaters the Uncles are those belonging to the "older generations" (in skating terms, men are said to reach their prime around 23-24, so they become uncles starting from about 26-27 years). In the season of OWG2018, Javi and PChiddy were affectionately considered uncles. Voronov is the most uncle of them all, though. edit: now it's 2021, so... is our doesn't-look-like-he-aged-1-day Yuzu really an uncle? (⊙_⊙) _(:3」∠)_
Among FS commentators, Uncles are all male commentators.
Among random people, Uncles are just middle-aged men (see fan uncle). Also, we affectionately call Jpn photograpehrs (who have often seen Yuzuru grow thhrough the years of competitions) "uncles", too. (b ᵔ▽ᵔ)b
UR = underrotation. An underrotated jump lacks part of the required rotations in the air. The BV of jumps missing ¼ or more of the final rotation is reduced and the jump is given one :carrot_: in the scoresheet. See: carrot, carrot cake.
the wallet is weeping = our wallets’ default mode when Yuzuru merch, books and magazines are released:tumblr_m9gct8HYvv1qzckow:
Warhorse = a music that has been used many, many, TOO MANY times in FS.:deadhorse: Usually it makes long-time fans react like this (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
But usually it doesn't bother newcomers (don't worry, if you're a newcomer, after one season you'll be as fed up with certain pieces as the rest of us!)
Watered cacti = us satellites after being fed any kind of Yuzuru content. Even the 1000th magazine cover with the same iconic White Armani T-shirt will do. Yes, we are THAT desperate.
Water us! = basically what we're pleading for all the time :jumpingyellow: Even right after having been properly watered, we're already moaning "I miss Yuzuuuuu!!!"(ಥ﹏ಥ)
WC = Worlds = World Championships. Annual FS competition and the major one after OWG.
We don't talk about Boston = well, we do talk about Boston (Worlds2016, and the months that followed). But in such a way that evokes the darkest doom and gloom because BostonWC is kind of a fandom collective trauma, that keeps haunting those fans who've lived through it but also keeps being heartbreaking even for fans who got to know about Boston only years after the event (and despite knowing that Yuzuru was able to overcome what happened there) T___T
Also see Boston Requiem.
White Armani T-shirt = the iconic white tee Yuzu wore for the media day photoshoot 2017-18 and that was featured in 327899000 magazines (and on their cover). Just look at this! The following season it was replaced by the equally iconic Black Armani T-shirt.
White salad = see Crystal fairy.
The White Wall = Yuzu's fave sidekick during the Great Drought. Featured in multiple short vids, it's... well, a white wall, yeah. An undescriptive white wall that Yuzuru has carefully selected as neutral background for his updates from his cave. Though sometimes his backgorund is *dramatic drumrolls* a White Corner!!!!!!!
White Wall is good. White Wall is our dear friend and we can't wait to see it again ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ ('cause, you know, it means we're getting some Yuzu crumbs).
Whole package = the mythical unicorn of FS! :20111123175639e73: Skaters that are good at EVERYTHING, from jumps to spins and steps and expression and whatever you can think about, and whose scores are pretty balanced between TES and PCS (or are pretty close to be maxed out on both). Basically, Yuzuru. (๑˘︶˘๑)
WPOH = White Pants Of Holiness or WhiteLGC. LGC costume 1.0(x), or the floating face! White pants on white ice aren't the best idea(x), but with proper lighting and proper background things change (Image credit: mokochana):10636614: And under show lightings it looks so good!!!!!!!!
in a fair world, Yuzuru's PB, always. World Record. It's the highest PB ever registered in a particular FS discipline at a certain moment in time. Nope, no one cares that the ISU doesn't use the word. WR sounds much cooler than the ISU 'highest PB ever'. ( ￣＾￣)
New WRs can be achived thanks to change in the rules (like allowing or not certain elements), change in scoring (like BV or GOE range), out of sheer BV, out of fed backing&coach reputation (because FS is a judged sport with a rich history of biased scoring), or simply because you are
The Whole Package Hanyu very very very VERY good.
WS = World Standing. It's complicated stuff, so I'm just gonna drop this link. Yes, I am that lazy. But many thanks to Alice the-real-xmonster who did all the hard work! (´∀`)ｂ
While in other sports it's very relevant, in FS it usually it's not that relevant for one's reputation, but it can matter for starting order in the SP, and can also be one of the (many) criteria used by skating federation for GP spots allottment and WC and OWG assignments too.
WTT = World Team Trophy. It's a semi-fluff team competition held every two years in Japan after WC.
As it's the last competition of the season AND skaters are usually drained by then AND it has less at stake than WC (unless you are Yuzuru Hanyu, then you're gonna put lots of pressure on yourself anyway:facepalm:), things like WTT17 Men FS can happen. See also: pop concert.
Skaters are usually happy to take part in WTT because 1)awesome audience!!! 2)chances for shows opportunities in Japan if they can leave an impression 3)much richer prizes compared to any other ISU competition. Prize money are offered by JSF, not by ISU.
Yellow duster = the yellow cape in the Dory costume. Well, the resemblance is there:animated-smileys-hands-fingers-01:(rumour has it that a satellite's swiffer duster wanted to try new things, see the world!).
YOLO and #YOLO = You Only Live Once.
Yuzu's fans, on the contrary, might not survive.
For Zu, it means messing a jump and changing the layout on the fly to make up for the mistake and contain the loss of points (all of this while skating and spinning and doing more jumps). Often executed with such finesse that the YOLO jump can go unnoticed to satellites that he has hypnotized (otherwise they would be traumatized, he's a merciful King of #YOLO). Yet another cause of Borser's receding hairline. :darklordyuzu:
Example: 4CC 2017 FS. See here for an exhaustive review.
Yonkaiten = It means four revolutions (jump). It’s one of the fist word non-Japanese speaking fans learn to recognize when hearing Yuzu talking.
Yonkaiten Axel = 4A (see Nessie). Starting from that fateful (troll)TVsegment with 4A simulation back in summer 2017, media have been throwing around those two words with alarming frequency (O∆O)
And Yuzuru has repeatedly declared it's his last big childhood dream and he's working hard to achieve it!
Yuzu = how Yuzuru is called by his family and friends. Many fans call him like that, too. And fellow skaters, and coaches, and tv commentators.... Tbh basically everyone now calls him Yuzu. UwU♥
YuzuCon = whenever a large group of Yuzu fans gathers. It involves exchange of gifts, laughs, loud cheering, getting confused over which language you're speaking with whom, Pooh rains and much more! Sometimes it also involves freezing your arse in the early hours of the morning while queing outside of the skating venue to get to see Yuzu's practices (while chatting with fellow fans queing, exchanging more gifts, laughing...and panicking in forums or twitter becuase practice is approaching and they are still not letting you in).
Since in the last few seasons every comp Yuzu attends always had LOTS of Yuzu fans, every comp he attends also becomes a YuzuCon!
Yuzu crumbs = those teeny tiny updates (in the form of short vids, pics posted on other skater's accounts, interviews or offical statements through JSF or sponsors) that Yuzu give us when he's in his hermit mode. He is such a considerate king (´ ω `♡)
Yuzudory = another name for the Dory costume.
Yuzumoticon = Yuzuru-themed emoticon. Please feel free to spam them on this Planet! :dancingpooh:
And here you can request more! mods and admins love to indulge us, but beware, it should be something truly ICONIC! like this:9: or this :surprised:
Yuzuru Hanyu = we don’t need to explain this, right?(♡˙︶˙♡) Just in case, here’s a brush-up for who Yuzuru is, and the meaning of his name!
Sadly, it looks like some people, especially commentators and reporters, often get the name wrong. Some examples:
Yazunori Hanya, Yuzuru Hamyulla, Yuzro Hanro, Yuzura... people really butchering Yuzuru’s name, especially in the past(x) :slinkaway:
We use some of them when joking ;)
Zazura = another fan-made name for Yuzuru, born as a joke after all the mangling his poor name endured at the hands of commentators and reporters.
Zu = another fandom nickname for Yuzuru. Shorter for Zuzu, because we do love our nicknames, and the shorter, the better! Especially when one has to type while not looking at the keyboard (/ω＼) (e.g.: while watcing a livestreaming, or when one's vision is too blurry because *feels*).
anything-zuru = nickname to refer to a particular aspect/look/event involving Yuzuru.
examples: baldzuru, eggzuru, smolzuru...
Zuzu = fans' nickname for Yuzuru. Plus, it sounds super cute