LOL,that's rich. Anyways, party on
Merci d'avoir partagé.
Such a cute story! I read through with my big smile lol. I really appreciated your generous to share your thoughts with me here.
We are in agreement on the love at first sigh theory towards skaters but I also think things can be different sometime. Some came at first time in your life, you keep them in your heart. But some just needs you take time to identify your deep love of them.
I'm not sure if you're aware of a well-known novel by Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice, your process of being a fan of Yuzuru reminds me lots of fun I enjoyed with the novel lol, delicately the same.
As mention of fans wars, it's the least thing you need to care IMAO. We can't guarantee every fan could be rational and nice , sometimes some fans could be paranoid and unreasonable. Just ignore them and then simply there's no war. Never let them ruin your joyness coz basically there's nothing they can do for real.
Off season is just boring and BTW it seems Yuzuru may not attend Waseda's entrance ceremony though coz there's no repo confirmed he's there.
Takasu Tsutomu, a famous Japanese Photographer said some cute things about Yuzu in recent Canon interview.
As turing into male skater's perspective, both Yuzuru Hanyu and Daisuke Takahashi are quite interesting. Specially Hanyu, with a strong sense of ego which seems hardly to hide, a competitive spirit (In the original article the writer use word rivalry in Japanese), all seems really adorable. In some interviews, he squinted aside. He gazed at an object somewhere else as the time of other skaters talking, such vivid eyes. I would like to capture and delivery those kind of dramatic facial expressions from this kid.
This is exactly the Yuzuru I knew for a loooooong time lol.
this video to see his reaction watching Yuzuru's Worlds SP. Adorable
Oh, so cute!
news report (hmm, it's not there anymore, they already removed the video from the site, unfortunately) on Waseda entrance ceremony (it's a well-known private university in Japan, with quite a lot of celebrities graduating from there, so naturally even though Yuzu was not present, it still got media coverage), and instantly put on my detective goggles to look for a familiar figure of a tall lean teenage boy with baby-faced manga-like facial feature among a multitude of 10,000 freshmen despite knowing that it was a futile effort. Boredom can make you do irrational things.
Anyway, Hakuhodo DY media partners Inc. (a Japanese advertising and PR company) has published the result of their recent survey on athletes' image ranking in Japan (something like athletes' power ranking, I guess).
Yuzuru's name appears in one of the categories:
Mode of survey: web-based questionnaireAthletes with lots of vim and vigour (or with the most momentum?)
1. Takanashi Sara (Ski Jumper)
2. Hanyu Yuzuru (Figure Skater)
3. Kagawa Shinji (Footballer)
4. Darvish Yu (Baseball Player)
5. Nishikori Kei (Tennis Player) & Maeda Kenta (Baseball Player)
The survey maps out the athletes' degree of recognition and favorability and primarily aims to provide the data that will be used as the basis for CM castings.
Not sure how influential this survey is, but the rankings are pretty spread out among the athletes of different sports disciplines (Ichiro, probably the most respected baseball athlete in Japan, Sawa Homare the captain of Japanese female football team, Kitajima Kousuke multiple OGM breast-stroke swimmer, Yoshida Saori OGM female wrestler). And as expected, Mao consistently appears in the upper echelon of the rankings in many categories, outpacing other figure skaters, with Dai following behind.
An American fashion designer, Nick Verreos' comment on Yuzuru's Notre Dame Costume.
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan--Yuzuru's costume for his Free Skate to Music from the Notre-Dame de Paris soundtrack by Riccardo Cocciante was one that I really liked all season long and commented on previously here on my blog. In fact, I deemed it one of THE BEST of the season. I said this: It was soooo Johnny Weir in its no-holds-barred design philosophy and embrace of feminine-like details. The big cross, the ombre dyed ivory and red shirt, the one sleeve ruffle and one black glove; lots of details and he was not afraid to "Go For It"!
I heard about the book you mentioned and never read it, but you make me want to now. And I'm happy that you read my story with a big smile! I was afraid to shock some of those who loved Yuzu from the beginning. I've not been a great fan sometimes, I've been acted like a spoiled kid who wanted his/her favourite skater to win all things no matter what he did. I'm such ashamed of this behaviour But I try to change little by little.
And yes I think I'm gonna let fanwars aside. Even if it hurts a lot. We can't do anything but ignore it.
So true! That's what I like about Yuzu, he's not afraid of anything.he was not afraid to "Go For It"!