I like Mathman's "I think the key is, do you like your favorite just as much when he/she fails and when he/she succeeds? "
The definition of "success"- I suppose is the technical side of things. It's hard for me to dislike a skater when they don't succeed on jumps because often times, their other qualities shine through no matter what. It's good to give skaters a break sometimes and not being on their case every time a mistake is made.
In response to R.D.'s question about fandom: I feel like I have a need to reply to unfair criticisms about a skater if I have more background knowledge about them (most likely because I liked them to begin with to read up more about them) and someone is spreading horrible rumours about them, especially if someone is trolling and writing crappy posts just b/c they really dislike someone. I'm not sure if it has to do with fandom per say, more like having to do with not being able to stand unfair comments.
That being said, it's also hard for me to change an opinion about someone if they have shown an attitude that I've disliked continuously in previous interviews.
Last edited by sapphiresky; 11-05-2012 at 02:34 AM.