I admire Mao's courage and strong will for trying to correct her jumping technics after puberty and keeping on competing continuously this past four years.
I think she will not be as good as she wants to be on every jump but she is a complete package now. The improvements I have found this year from her skating besides jumps are her speed, command on ice, arm movements and her feeling for the music.
Correcting lies one by one
She didn't grow as a skater, her federation spoonfed her even more.
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Asada grew as an artist in the first half of the 2010-2011 season. Since then it has mainly been about grabbing points with her. So, in sum total, she hasn't actually grown as an artist from what she showed in the 2007-2010 period. She has become a little better as a performer, maybe, but that's a separate thing and it doesn't really matter since she is saddled with poor choreography and doesn't have the artistic insight to do some of her own choreography, movement that comes directly from her own heart.
*survived the season, yay*
And Melon showed up just in time too.
Originally Posted by chloepoco
Of course, 'Asada XX Jump, underrotated?!' in multiple versions is fine, but hell forbid if there is a thread that's supposed to be positive about Mao. Positive things about Mao need to be taken to the Fan Feast Thread, which of course wouldn't count for every other skater.
And btw, nobody said you're just allowed to hail Mao in this thread, it was just supposed to keep all the hate out. Which of course didn't work, since os168 needed to give one of these weird 'politik'-speeches again. GS is full of unneededhate these days, and it doesn't really make this a nice place to be at.