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    ^You know the first few times that I saw photos of Dai with glasses I thought it was fashion, but if you notice he squints quite a bit in the K&C when reading his scores, so I am thinking his glasses are prescription rather than just fashion.

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    I've posted the link on Patrick's thread, it's only fitting to post it here as well.

    Someone at FSU posted the post 4CC small medal audience Q&A video clip, here it is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcPQN...ure=plpp_video

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    ^Thank you that was great.

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    Well, I truly do feel a little shallow posting this after the insightful things that have been said about Dai, but one of things that stands out about him to me is that he's just plain hot. Really exudes sex appeal. Whew, ok, now that I've gotten that out of my system -- again -- love his artistry, after Weir (probably my all-time fave men's singles skater) he's the best in my book, still love techno swan and so many other memorable programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rallycairn View Post
    he's just plain hot. Really exudes sex appeal.
    "I'm sexy, I'm cute" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP-jbi6FIuA)

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    ^Thanks, skatinginbc, fun montage!

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    No one moves like Daisuke, he is such a dancer at heart, like kurt Browning. While I don't find him sexy, I do appreciate his elegance and versatility. I can't imagine a piece of music he cannot interpret. I don't see his skating as similar to Weir, but he is distinctive, like Weir and all the great male skaters. I love hanyu for different reasons, but sylistically, skaters don't come along like Daisuke all the time. He has had some truly memorable programs. I wish his injury to improve so he can manage the technical and move us with his artistry. Nice thread, thanks.

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    “(Daisuke) Takahashi is one of my idols,” Christopher Caluza said. “I can’t wait to watch him skate, and hopefully meet him (at the Worlds in Nice)." (http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/02/c...es-on-the-map/). Dai seems popular among skaters.

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    Hello everyone at GS Forums!

    I joined this board in Nov 2007 but only have been lurking. Since this thread was created and specifically dedicated to Daisuke and his fans on Velentine's Day, I said to myself, "why not join the discussions now? even a shy girl like me can be brave on such a day!"

    ( I have been trying to post my message a couple of times so far, but resulted unsuccessful for some reason...hope this one survives...here goes my very first post!)

    Dai to me is a true gift from the skating god, especially after his almost-career-ending injury. His skate just grabs my soul!
    It was Skate America 2005 on TV when I first watched him skate, to that beautiful Rachmaninov piece. It was such a joy for me to see a young boy (yes, a Japanese boy!) could express every touch of the piano so well with his blades and with his whole body. The layback spins! and that lovely circular steps!! Dai himself was the music. Oh, I still remember that day clearly.

    When he came back to comeptitions after surgery; againt the all odds, and the moment he stood on the ice in Vancouver, he alrealdy won the Olympic Gold Medal in my heart!

    Dai may not catch up with Patrick in the end; I mean technically under this harsh COP era, or may be surpussed by younger ones like Yuzuru come Sochi. Yes, figure skating is a sport. But I believe this sport should be more than just collecting points, something more beautiful to move people to tears sometimes. In this sense, I am only grateful that he decided to continue and we can still get to see his beautiful skates.

    Prior to this season, Dai was asked a question in an interview, "what is your goal this season?" he answered with broad smile, "I want to improve my skating skill, I want to improve my jumping ability, I want to improve my spins, so everything about my skate!" Dai sounded as happy as a junior skater freshly up from novice. At this point of his career at age 25 (w/ the world title and Olympic medal in his pocket already!), Dai still wants to improve as a skater and as a performer. He has won tons of my respect as a person.

    Go Daisuke! We fans are always rooting for you no matter what!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Hello everyone at GS Forums!

    I joined this board in Nov 2007 but only have been lurking. Since this thread was created and specifically dedicated to Daisuke and his fans on Velentine's Day, I said to myself, "why not join the discussions now? even a shy girl like me can be brave on such a day!"

    ( I have been trying to post my message a couple of times so far, but resulted unsuccessful for some reason...hope this one survives...here goes my very first post!)

    Dai to me is a true gift from the skating god, especially after his almost-career-ending injury. His skate just grabs my soul!
    It was Skate America 2005 on TV when I first watched him skate, to that beautiful Rachmaninov piece. It was such a joy for me to see a young boy (yes, a Japanese boy!) could express every touch of the piano so well with his blades and with his whole body. The layback spins! and that lovely circular steps!! Dai himself was the music. Oh, I still remember that day clearly.

    When he came back to comeptitions after surgery; againt the all odds, and the moment he stood on the ice in Vancouver, he alrealdy won the Olympic Gold Medal in my heart!

    Dai may not catch up with Patrick in the end; I mean technically under this harsh COP era, or may be surpussed by younger ones like Yuzuru come Sochi. Yes, figure skating is a sport. But I believe this sport should be more than just collecting points, something more beautiful to move people to tears sometimes. In this sense, I am only grateful that he decided to continue and we can still get to see his beautiful skates.

    Prior to this season, Dai was asked a question in an interview, "what is your goal this season?" he answered with broad smile, "I want to improve my skating skill, I want to improve my jumping ability, I want to improve my spins, so everything about my skate!" Dai sounded as happy as a junior skater freshly up from novice. At this point of his career at age 25 (w/ the world title and Olympic medal in his pocket already!), Dai still wants to improve as a skater, as a perfomer and as a person. He has won tons of my respect.

    Go Daisuke! We fans are always rooting for you no matter what!
    I'm so glad you were brave and posted your statement. It's lovely and eloquent, a splendid characterization of Daisuke. I agree with you that the sport should be more than just collecting points, and Daisuke embodies that extra something that makes skating unique among sports. The skaters who "grab my soul," as you put it, are the ones I remember forever: Kurt, John Curry, Yagudin, Lambiel, Paul Wylie, and Daisuke being premier among them. Like you, I felt that when he stood on Olympic ice after that awful injury, he had already won. I'm thrilled that he medaled, and I hope he medals again. But I'll watch him no matter what, as long as he's skating. If he turns pro (a long time from now, I hope!) and skates mostly in Japan, I hope that generous fans will post his programs on YouTube where fans like us can watch him from all across the globe.

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    welcome out of your lurkdom, deedee1! We hope to see you post often and long!

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    Olympia and Tonichelle, thanks a lot for your warm welcome!

    Unlike other skating boards which sometimes apprear 'ugly' to my eye, I loved this Golden Skate from the beginning.

    Though English is not my mother-tongue, I hope I won't make many grammatical mistakes and I can survive myself (= as you kindly advise to new members, "post often and post long!") without getting other members feelings hurt.

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    I am late to the party! Welcome, deedee! Post often, post long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallycairn View Post
    Well, I truly do feel a little shallow posting this after the insightful things that have been said about Dai, but one of things that stands out about him to me is that he's just plain hot. Really exudes sex appeal.
    This. I actually wouldn't consider him that handsome physically, but his sheer charisma and overall awsomeness exudes so much sex appeal for me that it doesn't matter.

    Oh, and welcome to the forum as a non-lurker, deedee1!
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    Mathman and periperi, thank you also for a warm welcome!

    [QUOTE=periperi;619922]This. I actually wouldn't consider him that handsome physically, but his sheer charisma and overall awsomeness exudes so much sex appeal for me that it doesn't matter.

    I wrote in another thread, "with or without sex apeal, Dai and Patrick are great skaters".
    But I have to confess. I was actually 'mesmerized' by this performance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcAr91dhaD4

    Look at his sort of 'tempting' smile to judges around 1:05 to start his circular footwork.
    How can a 17-year-old boy be sexier than this young Dai???

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