BTW, Chan is very good with blades, his foot work (not only referring to steps) is very artistic which is very important criteria for skating fans.
Also, Chan obviously doesn't throw the kitchen sink into his programs and is totally cold fish and disconnected, otherwise he wouldn't consistently get top marks for performance and interpretation. You're entitled to your opinion (and the shared opinion of others who will dislike Chan no matter what he does), but the judges clearly think differently. I know everyone who hates Chan will pick and choose his poor performances like 2013 Worlds as an indication of the type of skater he is. It would be like saying because Plushenko made errors in his 2013 Euros SP and let the program go he's a cold, emotionless skater. In fact, it was a good indication of how average Plushenko's choreography apparently is when he doesn't land the big tricks (as rare as that is).
Plushenko's Nijinsky does evoke emotions but only at specific points. Otherwise it is robotic skating in between jumps. He literally comes to standstills and does gushy, melodramatic posing. That might be artistic expression but it's not artistic choreography. Can you honestly say that if that Nijinsky performance didn't have all the jumps and that footwork sequence (when apparently somebody decided to attach jumper cables to him and he actually started moving and doing intricate steps) it would still be worth watching? Chan might not be the most expressive skater, like a Takahashi, but at least his programs have interesting, original choreography and, jumping errors aside (which, of course NOBODY else makes), he usually performs it well.
What's wrong with my screen name? Is it because I'm openly Canadian or because I'm openly a guy that all of a sudden my opinion should be disregarded? Hey, what's your nationality/gender, karne?
Nowadays, in FS, PCS=artistry, I get it. Although everything you are referring is very technique related, very specific for figure skating, not for the art form in general. That is why it is difficult or even laughable to say that Nijinsky program is not artistic, maybe in some figure skating fans eyes it is not artistic, but not in general viewers eyes. That is why it is so hard to convince a non-skating fan that Chan is very artistic skater.
For one thing, Chan didn't lick or put his fingers into his mouth, or jolt his hip. It's more artistic without them. The things which would cause stomach reactions can only be called inartistic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ngQgDVwqP8 prohibited them. And only Plushenko's videos.
Patrick 2011 WCH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Nzn0K7yc4 76.000 viewers, and was a perfect program!
And Plushy's SP in ECH more watched than Patrick's fantastic SP in WCH. But you can say, they wanted to see Plushy's fall
No, Patrick has no more viewers than Carolina.
And in Plushenko's recent programs, did he do such things? Your argument is old, but apparently very useful since it would probably appear again and again when discuss about Plushenko
1. his PCS is relatively high;
2. he is not artistic at all in these posters eyes.
Hence perfect proof that "PCS ≠ artistry"
I don't think it's hard to convince non-skating fans that Chan is a very artistic skater when he skates clean.
I agree that Nijinsky, when performed flawlessly, has artistic merit to it. Plushenko's very emotive and passionate, but I wish it were evident throughout the performance. It's like his expression is an ON/OFF switch. He seems to get into "jump preparation mode" and the fluidity and expression he exhibits during his standstills i.e. "artistic expression mode" aren't evident in his general stroking around the ice. The first minute is absolutely nothing -- it doesn't establish any character to the program, it doesn't have any intricacy or transitions, and he simply just goes full force into the big tricks. Only after he's done the big tricks does he actually stop and then gets all gushy and expressive.... until of course he needs to go into the next big trick. He doesn't have ANY difficult transitions or variety of skating skill until his footwork sequence and is then all of a sudden "Oh, better do some fancy steps now". That's why it ends up looking disjointed, like a patchwork of jumps with on and off moments of artistry interspersed. With Chan, his skating and choreography lends itself to the expression of the program. In Take Five or Aranjuez, you don't need to have a closeup of his face to get a sense of artistry or what music he's skating to. Takahashi is the best of both worlds... he has the presence and facial expression of a Plushenko (albeit less over-the-top), but also his body movements and choreography lend themselves well to the nature of the program and enhance the overall artistry.