Thanks, kilyca for the lovely translation!
I know how hard it is to translate Japanese into English, especially the former is rather indirect language, and the latter expresses in a more straight way. When it comes to translate its nuances of Japanese, we have to go back and forth to correct here and there, right?...and it is even harder to do translation while 'listening'! Donot worry. You are doing great!
I can not find your previous post here, but my sincere apologies if I was the one with a bad behavior to you.
It wasnot my intention at all to express my disagreement addressing to certain skaters.
As I wrote, I was happy in general, when Mens free skate was over, maybe except the part Brian did not get on the podium with such brilliant two performances that we had not seen from him for a while. Becasue Brian was the cleanest, SP+FS combined among the top 7, you know.
When I was going to drop my post in the Mens FS thread to express my appreciation to all the skaters I got to see that night for their great performances, I found out fast-advancing pages of the thread, which I kind of expected though...Just imagining what was going on there made me feel sad. Lack of my sleep over the weekend made me feel even depressed. Besides I was getting tired of thread turning into this skater vs that skater fan battle. Michelle vs Sasha, Yuna vs Mao, we've had enough.
I finally got to see the part of Gala yesterday, probably two-thirds of the whole show. (Thank you, Fuji TV for changing skaters' order...was surprised to see Caro was second to show up on TV )
Upon Brian's EX number, I was relieved to see his soothing calm smile, showing his gratitude to the audience. Thanks to Brian, I could finally ease my tensed feeling.
My apologies again if I offended some of members' feelings with my previous post.
Also, thank you very much for those who posted words of comfort for me here.
I feel much better now.
I will post my translation again when I have time to do so, in case some of you are still interested in Japanese skaters.
Still interested in Japanese skaters? Absolutely! These days, most of my favorite skaters are from Japan. Whatever you folk are doing to train skaters, keep doing it!
Deedee, your translations give us extra insight into their personalities. Keep up the good work!
Don't worry about getting emotional during Worlds. I think a lot of us went through the wringer, as we say here, during that intense week. I don't really understand the judging, so I can't say much about the scoring, but if I saw a great performance, I was so thrilled that I almost didn't care what the score was. As an American fan, you can imagine what distressed me: Alissa's meltdown, the guys' lackluster performances. Between those lows and the high points of Davis/White, the pairs, and Ashley, I was just exhausted by the end, and I could barely tell the difference between sorrow and happiness. Add to that the performance of my favorite lady, Mao, and I was pretty much a wreck. Thank goodness I only follow one sport! I'd be totally wiped out if I had this reaction to something like baseball as well.
No, no, Deedee: Hugs (((Deedee)))! I didn't mean you at all. You are the best in my mind ever since your first post here on GS! I do admire Takahashi very much as a person ever since 2010 Olympics. He is and always has been as heroic as a samurai! And I fully understand your frustration because I've been to the same situation like you before. Thanks so much for reading it!
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