In the interest of having a civil discussion, I wanted to clear up the concerns I have about The Arcana. I think many of the people who have been raising concerns probably feel the same way and I don’t want to be misunderstood as trying to attack the devs or kill the game, because this is emphatically not about that.
Do you remember when Hanyu getting a +3 for a 4Lz with an iffy landing was “singlehandedly ruining the system” but Chen getting 49.50 PCS from the Mexican judge was cool? I mean nothing wrong with it, of course. I am so done.
[image descriptions: three light brown craft-pine wooden bolts comprised of a wooden head fastened to a rifled thread and a wooden nut screwed on the thread opposite the bolt’s head. First image shows the bolts in a clear plastic package with a label in white and brown in English, Spanish and Japanese text. English text reads “Wood Bolt 12 mm x 50 mm 3 pcs”. Second image shows the bolts out of the packaging: one bolt has the nut screwed halfway down the thread, one bolt has the nut sitting underneath the thread (the two pieces separated) and one bolt shows the nut screwed to the top of the thread. Both photos sit on a red and black watermelon slice pillow.]
I found these in the stationery section at Daiso Highpoint: a pack of three wooden bolts, $2.80 AUD.
I’ve seen many plastic nuts and bolts in kids’ tool kits, and they look … extremely stimmy. Something you can screw back and forth? That has texture for touching and rolling? Sign me up. So I was pretty excited to see these - a small, quiet, pocketable stim toy that looks a little more adult than the child’s tool kit equivalent and lacks the weight inherent in the real thing.
The wood is a little splintery in places; the nuts need a good sanding. (If you look at the middle nut in the second picture, you can see the rough inside edges of the bolt.) But the nuts screw up and down the thread just fine, and considering that you get three of them for pocket change, I consider them a perfectly affordable, portable, quiet stim toy.
(If you need to stim in silence, these make only a very slight noise as you turn the nut or thread. It’s negligible, speaking as someone who hears all the slight noises. I recommend them without hesitation for anyone who’s anxious about the noise made by a Tangle or a good spinner, and I’m glad to have them for this reason.)
* also first to do a 2 quad combination jump & first to land 5 then 6 quads in a program. Probably more than that even, i wont stop yuuri from doing anything he can think of. " yuuri doesnt deserve this fandom" biggest mood. I have reassurance than viktor and sayokubo & real yuuri stans love him enough to make up for it. hes struggled enough 1st season, i want nothing bad to ever happen to him again
shit you’re right.
also he’s the first skater to get a perfect score in program components (i.e. a PCs of 50 in his SP).
Yuuri deserves literally everything he could ever dream of.
PCS anon again. I was just wondering if PCS were always this low (in comparison to tech score), but I noticed especially with Nathan because his programme was so intense and is so well choreographed. However I am new-ish to figure skating so I just wanted to ask someone more experienced. Did his PCS go up significantly since last year? Sometimes a skater is really original and special and I feel like that doesn't influence their PCS enough (Wakaba Higuchi for example???)
The highest men can receive in the PCS is 50 (perfect 10 all around), that’s the ceiling. It can’t go higher than that. But TES can go further because there’s no limit. And especially nowadays with men attempting all types of quads, it goes higher than it used to be 3-4 years ago.