Okay so I
usually don’t bother much with follower count and such but I just wanted to
give all of you a huge thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I was actually considering
letting this blog die once 2017 rolled in, but then Yuri on Ice happened and I
gathered the courage I needed to try and blog about something else besides
Tolkien and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made with this blog. In
the past month my posts have accumulated around 370 000 notes which is so
INSANE I can’t believe it. December was definitely one of the best months ever
for me, and I’ve been clinging to this damn website for more than 4 years now. I’m extremely flattered by this amazing response, and never thought it would happen again after The Hobbit was done with all its movies.
YOU to everyone who followed me recently and THANK YOU to everyone who followed
me exclusively for Tolkien and who still sticks around. Everything I’ve done in
the past month has been met with overwhelming positivity, be it gifsets, metas
or silly memes, and I haven’t had this much fun in ages! 2016 was a very trying
year for most of us, and I lost someone very dear to me that meant a lot as I
grew up, and only a short while after my girlfriend broke up with me and I hit
a wall where I thought I would never be happy again. That’s the reason my blog
started dying, I just didn’t have the energy to do anything in that period and I was ready to give up.
But I’m so
glad I stuck around and didn’t give in, because in the past 2 months everything
started to turn around and I managed to get out of my depression and finally
found a new passion in YoI, and at the same time I met a lovely new girl who I’m
now proud to call my s/o. I want to thank everyone who stuck by me and sent me
positive vibes during the period when I was the most down, it made a world of
difference and for the first time in years I can actually say that I’ve been
feeling genuinely happy lately. And you’re one of the reasons I can say that.
AGAIN, THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THIS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT. It truly means a lot
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Quick review: In a jump combination, the landing edge of one jump is the takeoff edge of the next jump with no break in between. Since all jumps land on a back outside edge, under normal circumstances, the second or third jump in a combination is either a toeloop or a loop, since those are the only jumps that take off from a back outside edge.
Since the 2012-13 season, the ISU has allowed the half loop to be used in combinations. The half loop is a single-rotation, non-standard jump that takes off from a back outside edge and lands on the back inside edge of the opposite foot. It effectively allows the skater to “change feet” during the combination. If the skater rotates counterclockwise (as most do), this means that the half loop takes off from the back outside edge of their right foot and lands on the back inside edge of their left foot. This allows the skater to do a salchow (the most common choice) or a flip (rare) as the next jump in the combination, since those jumps take off from the back inside edge of the left foot.
On protocols, the half loop appears as “1Lo” and has the same base value as a normal single loop. It only counts for points if done in a combination. A half loop combo is considered a 3-jump combination; if a skater does a half loop combo in the free skate, they cannot do another 3-jump combination, since only one is allowed in the free program.
When badly done (sadly all too often), the half loop can easily look like a step-out or a mistake on a jump landing. The examples I’ve used here all have a triple as the last jump in the combination, but skaters can do doubles as well. The first jump in the combination can be any of the six standard jumps (toeloop, salchow, loop, flip, lutz, axel).
i’m actually checking time differences and travel times and how long it would take to get from moscow to hasetsu instead of doing house work because i’m that kind of procrastinator
and apparently it would take at least 13 hours, if not more. just the flight from moscow to fukuoka would take 12ish hours (or more, if there’s no direct flight).
so, assuming victor’s flight is at, lets say 10pm moscow time (4am in fukuoka), he’d be in hasetsu at around noon (again moscow time, so 6ish pm fukuoka time) the next day. and apparently it’s a bit over an hour’s journey from there to hasetsu (if we take karatsu’s location as hasetsu’s) so he’d have a few hours to deal with makkachin before yuuri’s FS, which would be pretty late into the evening/night (which we know from when the triplets were trying to sneakily watch the SP instead of sleeping).
and yuuri would probably take a flight the following day, say at around 7-8am maybe? (because honestly, after 2 days of competition and emotional stress -because of worry for makkachin and for his spot at the Finals and the lack of victor- there’s no way yuuri got on a plane as soon as the rostelecom ended, he spent time with yurio and he’d need to pack and sleep and, knowing yuuri, worry and overthink things). which would mean he’d be at the airport in fukuoka approximately 48-50 hours (again, at least, if he caught a direct flight) after he last saw victor.
and while it’s not the first time they’re apart (because people tend to forget that victor was back at yu-topia when yuuri had that press conference in ep 5, which i doubt was held in middle of nowhere, hasetsu. it was either in okayama, where that ep’s competition was held, or maybe tokyo. either way, they were in different parts of the country, away from each other for quite a few hours), it certainly is the longest.
so yeah, basically these two can’t stand to be away from each other for 2-3 days :)))))))