Anonymous asked: what do you think of mao showing her boots vs mao with over the boot tights in the old days?
I honestly don’t care either way because Mao has beautiful lines and positions regardless of what her boots look like. If I HAD to choose, I’d go with white boots. Too bad if she retires this season, we won’t get to see either version anymore…
blackcherrydelight asked: How come yuzuru changed his coach, I know the guy coached yuna Kim so he's good but did something happen to the woman or is it normal to change coaches? Btw I love your Exo gif reactions!
OKAY brace yourself because this is going to be a LONG reply and probably WAY more info than you actually wanted. But before I start, I present to you my EXO gif reaction to your question:
OKAY back to your question. Yes sometimes skaters change coaches, but this specific coaching change was quite the shock to me when it happened (after 2012 Worlds, where Yuzu won a bronze medal, which at the time was a HUGE accomplishment for him).
Honestly, I was REALLY upset when I heard he was switching from Nanami Abe to Brian Orser, because she coached him ever since he was a little boy and basically made him into the perfection that he is today T_T. After Yuzu’s free skate at the 2012 Worlds, you could just see from their interactions that they had been through so much to get to that point and it was beautiful.
(still need gif credit)
I would’ve loved to see him win Olympic Gold with her still as his coach, and nothing against BOrser but I wouldn’t mind Yuzu moving back to Japan now that he is Olympic Champion. Even today, my favorite programs of Yuzu’s are from the 2011-2012 season before he moved to Canada because they had a wild freedom to them (for example: short program). Back then, his programs were choreographed by his coach Nanami Abe. In contrast, I feel like David Wilson’s choreography is too empty and restrictive for him. But that’s just my opinion of course. On a side note, I thought his Parisienne Walkways program by Jeff Buttle was brilliant, so moving to Canada wasn’t all bad I suppose, and I do think his technique on certain jumps has improved. Sadly, the one jump he really went to Canada for, the quad salchow, has never really been consistent and probably wasn’t even necessary for him to win at the Olympics. But hindsight is 20/20 I suppose, and being under BOrser sure did get him the international attention and PCS points he needed. I would still rather him be coached by Nanami Abe though…
That was really all I had to say on the topic, until fairly recently, when my tumblr twin sent me the translation of a new interview where Yuzu further explains how difficult a choice it was for him to move to Canada. Beware, it’s rather heartbreaking to read:Read more
Because I want to be the first muahaha.
Pairs: Germans (are they even competing?)
Ice Dance: Meryl & Charlie
What are your predictions?
pooh-bear-beanie asked: Is having feels over figure skating 25/8 a bad thing? like ill be practicing and then i get waves of feels for no apparent reason and then i have to stop please someone help me is this normal
What kind of feels?
Stabbing in the gut feels?
All of a sudden catching-you-off-guard feels?
A wild pokemon appeared feels?
Sexy stare feels?
Let me hug you feels?
I <3 you feels?
Or all of the above and more feels?
It’s called being a tumblr stan. Welcome =)
Anonymous asked: Now that the Olympics are over, what is your next focus (in terms of skating)?
Worlds 2014 in Saitama, Japan
…was considered fully rotated and received all the way up to +3 GOE
While Mao’s 3F-3Lo…
…was considered under-rotated and received multiple -1 GOE.
So really, it wasn’t just the judges with the Russian bias, and it wasn’t just the PCS that was skewed. It was the TES (and thus, the technical controller) as well… which basically means the entire competition could have been more or less rigged in favor of Russian skaters. Well then…
I guess the claws will have to come out again…
For once, I hope the cray cray Yunabots actually win the battle. If nothing else, Ottavio Cinquanta should be pissed that Italian Carolina Kostner didn’t place higher (or possibly even win). Too bad the JSF isn’t gonna do shit, since it would make Yuzu’s win seem less credible. It’s sad really because this kind of unfair judging casts doubt on the entire figure skating competition. As a longtime fan of the sport, I’m offended. But the real victims are the athletes, who worked so hard to get to the Olympics, only to be judged unfairly.
Leaving Sochi with a gold medal for Japan interview with CNN
OMG Yuzu, why so serious?! You need to show CNN your actual cute personality. Interview lady dressed up in yellow to look like Pooh, but Yuzu’s all blue like Eeyore. T_T
Anonymous asked: I am a fan of Kim Yuna but I can be kind of ok with Adelina beating her in the FS even though her PCs were far too high but expected however I don't understand why Adelina got a higher score than Mao. I am no expert but Mao should have been 1st in FS.
You’re okay with Adelina beating Queen Yuna in the FS?
Sorry, you just lost all kinds of credibility right there.
"I am no expert…"
Anonymous asked: What did you think of the gala performances?
I haven’t seen them yet tbh.
The Olympics are over, and I’m having some mixed emotions right now.
There were some brilliant performances,
some truly emotional moments,
some crazy ass judging,
and some ridiculously unfair results.
Despite everything, I can’t believe it’s over already,
and I’m sad to see it end.
So many of my favorite athletes are retiring,
athletes that I’m really going to miss.
But even when they are gone, I’ll always be their fan.
So to all my old figure skating tumblr friends…
I love you guys! <3
And to all my new followers,
until next time, I guess?
But wait! The 2014 Worlds are just around the corner!
And they are gonna be in JAPAN!!!
You know what that means:
Anonymous asked: Do you know the shipping tag for the Mao-Yuna pair? I ship them so hard.
My personal favorite shipping name for them is: Tuna & Mayo Sandwich. It’s a combination of various figure skating inside jokes. But if you’re asking about the tag to search for them on tumblr… yuna mao? I honestly don’t know for sure…
Anonymous asked: I L Y
Aw, thanks… I L Y too, I guess? Maybe? Who are you?
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Anonymous asked: Wow
Wow, what? What kind of anon message is that?!