But they sure as heck are interested in Yuna/Mao threads. It's pervert.
P.S. Here is Adelina thread. Created by Mrs. P on 10/28/2013. 4 pages long.
Good lord. This is clearly yet another veiled attempt to criticize Sotnikova. As pointed out, if she loses people will say told you so, if she wins people will still refer back to Sochi.
She's got nothing to prove to people and skipping worlds is her prerogative.
Also, I did relish in her OGM a bit thanks to a Youtube comment I made a few years ago. I'll have to fish out the video, but I commented on a performance of hers saying that she has enormous potential and should be someone to watch out for in Sochi; naturally, I was pilloried by several commenters who deemed my logic ludicrous, but here we are!
She will now go down in history as one of the most controversial OGMs in history. Considering her lack of technique, she will probably not be able to perform at that level again. With all the young Russian skaters coming up she will probably compete next year, get mediocre results, and then bow out. It was probably a wise decision for her personally---because no matter how she performed at Worlds, the contrast in scoring would make her gold medal more questionable. That said, it is bad for the sport, because it means we will never truly resolve what happened with the judges in Sochi.
Personally, whilst I wish we could see all of the Olympic finalists again, I know we don't always get what we wish for in life.
Now, as has been commented up thread, it isn't that rare for Olympic gold medalists to skip the World Championships, in the immediate aftermath, without too much in the way of criticism,so why should Adelina be held to different standards? She's still listed as a substitute, so there's still a slim chance she might take part, we'll just have to wait and see on that point I guess. BTW. I should think the lass is hardly encouraged to attend Worlds when she's receiving threats from Yuna's more fanatical fans, as to what will happen to her if she does go to Japan (I should stress that these people are highly unlikely to be the least bit interested in skating), simply for posting a photo of her hugging her dad on her Instagram page, wouldn't you agree?
On the subject of taste, and at risk of being declared a traitor, & sent to the Tower for a terminal hair cut. Many hold that Torvill & Dean's "Bolero" routine was the greatest ice dance performance ever, whilst I never really liked it; I preferered Karen Barber & Nicky Slater's performances, amongst the Brits & always had a soft spot for Bestemanova & Bukhin (I also thought it disgusting the way that Torvill & Dean were allowed to return to amateur competition when their ice skating show wasn't the big success they tought it would be.). Does that mean I also get to be counted, by at least one poster, as a "pervert", along with Adelina's fans?
Well, IMO, with respect to "Adelina's benefit", the decision of skipping 2014 Worlds is a wise one.
Of course, the people, who are continously doubting about her OGM in Sochi, will continue their complaints. However, she has too many hurdles to overcome for proving her fairness of her OGM at worlds.
First, after olympics, she has no time for re-storing her ability for showing great performance at worlds, as good as that of Sochi.
Furthermore, the situation will be really different from that of Sochi, especially about the construction of members of judges.
In addition, the pressure, that she should bear, especially about clean or great performances, will be the greatest barrier for her game at world, which might be the same in the first game after Sochi.
Therefore, the delay of her next game might be the best choices that she and Russian Figure skating federations can make.
p.s.) Whenever will be Adelina's next game, the curious and nick-picking viewpoints of tremendous numbers of people will follow her and she need to bear those things and the pressure she must carry as an carrier of OGM, which might be much more heavier than her ability.