It is with tongue firmly in cheek that I present a new perspective on FSOC (Figure Skater Orientation Concerns). This reporter believes that recent as well as historic discussions about FSSO (Figure Skater Sexual Orientation) have distracted us from MMSOC (Much More Significant Orientation Concerns).
This reporter believes there are only three OC's (Orientation Concerns) that are truly relevant to Figure Skating. And these OC's are definitely GN (Gender Neutral).
These important OC's include:
VO (Vertical Orientation)
HO (Horizontal Orientation)
BO (OK, I know you think that's BODY ODER. Not - It's Bi-directional Orientation)
Examples of excellent VO skaters so far this year might include people like MK, and JW. EP (well, MK too) have exhibited these VO tendencies for YEARS.
While SA exhibited lots of VO last year, she has had some problems with HO this year. And of course there is SC who has consistently had HO problems. Tim used to be almost entirely VO but for the last couple of seasons has had his own HO problems.
The BO category is best described by TD's. And this reporter AIN'T talkin' Football here. SC combined HO and BO problems in her USAN FS. BJ (STOP with the dirty minds, I'm talking Joubert here...) has had his share of challenges with the BO problem this year as he produced his own share of TD's.
So. Whether you are a RFSF (Rabid Figure Skating Fan) or an AFSF (Avid Figure Skating Fan) I hope you will join this reporter in getting our eyes on the IMPORTANT O issues.
It may not be possible to relieve the pre-World's tension, but I will still try.