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ISU World Team Champ - Team Japan skated to the lead on day one of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating, edging Russia by a tie breaker. Both teams have 44 points. Team USA follows in third at 43 points. 

Strong performances by Shoma Uno, Mai Mihara and Wakaba Higuchi helped Team Japan to take a narrow lead. Uno won the Men’s Short Program with a personal best score of 103.53 points.  Russia was able to rely on their Ladies. World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva set a new record score of 80.85 points in the Short Program, two-time European silver medalist Elena Radionova finish second in the Ladies Short Program (72.21 points).

Standing After Men, Ladies and Ice Dance Short Program

1) Team Japan & Team Russia 44

3) Team USA 43

4) team China 32

5) Team Canada 31

6) Team France 19

Ice Dance SD Results

  1. Chock / Bates USA
  2. Weaver / Poje CAN
  3. Bobrova / Soloviev RUS
  4. Wang / Liu CHN
  5. Muramoto / Reed JPN
  6. Lauriault / Le Gac FRA

Ladies SP Results

  1. Evgenia Medvedeva RUS
  2. Elena Radionova RUS
  3. Mai Mihara JPN
  4. Gabrielle Daleman CAN
  5. Wakaba Higuchi JPN
  6. Ashley Wagner USA
  7. Xiangning Li CHN
  8. Karen Chen USA
  9. Zijun Li CHN
  10. Alaine Chartrand CAN
  11. Laurine Lecavalier FRA
  12. Mae Berenice Meite FRA

Men SP Results

  1. Shoma Uno JPN
  2. Nathan Chen USA
  3. Boyang Jin CHN
  4. Mikhail Kolyada RUS
  5. Jason Brown USA
  6. Patrick Chan CAN
  7. Yuzuru Hanyu JPN
  8. Chafik Besseghier FRA
  9. Kevin Aymoz FRA
  10. Tangxu Li CHN
  11. Maxim Kovtun RUS
  12. Kevin Reynolds CAN
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Figure Skating Elements: Half Loop Combinations & Jump Sequences

A continuation of the basic jumps and triple-triple combinations posts. I highly recommend that you read those two before reading this one.

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).

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Dreamingsnowflake’s Ultimate Asian Male Lead Ranking

As promised, I have done something I previously thought impossible and put together my favourite Asian Male Leads. However, suprisingly it wasn’t that difficult to pick the TOP10, though the standings are so damn close (except the number one).  All life-ruiners, every single one of them, so proceed with caution, especially if you are single because you just might end up being a spinster once you see this, You can pretty much deduce my favourite Asian female leads and OTPs (plus many others, but these would make the top of the list anyway, though I would have to make at least a TOP30) from them since they are almost identical, except the last one which would be up there if only the actress didn’t act like a 12 year-old to make up for her age. I didn’t include my second lead sydromes because they deserve a post of their own.

These characters own me and they all meet my sky-high expectations and requirements - dreamy, swoonworthy, broad shoulders, eyes that can melt you, men who would die for you,…

1) SEO JUNG HOO (Healer; Ji Chang Wook)

“The things I like: the sound of the camera shutter he makes. his big hands. smiling eyes. and big embraces. Things I hate: anything and everything that keeps me away from the things I like.”  - Chae Young Shin

HEALER-YAAAAAA! No one can ever beat Seo Jung Hoo EVER!

2) HUO QUBING WEI WU JI (Sound of the Desert, Eddie Peng)

It took 3 years before the Chinese censors allowed the adaptation of Da Mo Yao to air after changes to the title and names and during those 3 years Eddie Peng had to take all the hate from fans as not being good enough for HQB and how Huo Ge would have been such a better choice. Fast-foward to 2014-2015 and no one can imagine a more perfect Wei Wu Ji.

3) TAHWAN (Empress Ki, Ji Chang Wook)

THE PUPPY EMPEROR! The man who produced the most adorable baby in Kdramaland. Fascinating, brave, weak, loving, fucked-up,…doomed to be a second male lead by the writers, but the whole kdrama-viewing world fell in love with him, JCW’s inspired performance and his sizzling chemistry with HJW, that Tahwan defied the odds in the real world just like he did in the fictional world - he became the all-powerful Emperor who defeated all his enemies and protected his loved ones and finally won the love of the woman he loved above all else from the moment he met her. Hell, just before the drama premiered the writers published the book where Nyang tells Tahwan in his finally moments she never loved him but in the drama she proclaims her undying love for him - THAT AWESOME WAS HE! I MEAN I WATCHED AND RE-WATCHED 51 FREAKING EPISODES OF SAGEUK!!!

4) HOSHIKAWA TAKANE (From Five to Nine, Yamashita Tomohisa)

After 2 months of gushing over THE MONK WITH WHO WE FELL IN LOVE what can I add more -  GIVE US THAT SPECIAL, FUJI TV, OR THE FANDOM WILL RIOT!

5) DO MIN JOON (My  Love From Another Star, Kim Soo Hyun)

So alone and so perfect. It would be a noona romance if only the male lead wouldn’t be a 400+ years old alien. Kim Soo Hyun slays!

6) KAMIYA NAOKI (Buzzer Beat, Yamashita Tomohisa)

Probaly the most sane, normal, warm and real male lead from the bunch together with No.8.

7) LEE SUN JAE (Secret Love Affair, Yoo Ah In)

I’m a huge sucker for Noona and forbidden romances, so when I get a 20-year-old virgin piano prodigy in love with a 40-year-old married woman it’s Christmas for me.

8) LEE MIN SEOK (High School King, Seo In Guk)

My favourite high schooler! 

9) LEE SOON (Jang Ok Jung, Yoo Ah In)

“Watch carefully! The sky is about to fall on you.” - Lee Soon

And so it did! YAI was born for sageuk! The King and the love of of his life who died for him. JOJ was pure fiction, a delicious historical romance novel. And still the best bed scene in Kdramaland, ironically considering it’s a sageuk.

10) GU JUN PYO (Boys Over Flowers, Lee Min Ho)

For me LMH’s the most raw and the best performance -  I loved him in City Hunter and Faith but there was something special about GJP. For me he is the perfect Domyouji and that is against some strong competition.

Just below the TOP10: Male leads from City Hunter, Faith, Mary Stayed Out All Night, Kurosagi, Liar Game and You’re Beautiful

Gif sources: soosoosoohyun, herdys, elena-chan, shura, ji-chang-wook-for-you, albatrossfeathers, soompi

ISU Grand Prix Final - Marseille - Schedule

all hours UTC+1 (Local Time)

8 December

14:05 Junior Dance - Short Program

15:20 Junior Men - Short Program

16:25 Junior Pairs - Short Program

17:40 Junior Ladies - Short Program

19:00 Opening Ceremony

19:45 Senior Pairs - Short Program

21:10 Senior Men - Short Program

9 December

15:45 Junior Dance - Free Program

17:05 Junior Ladies - Free Program

19:05 Senior Dance - Short Program

20:20 Senior Pairs - Free Program

21:45 Senior Ladies - Short Program

10 December

14:00 Junior Men - Free Program

15:20 Junior Pairs - Free Program

16:45 Senior Dance - Free Program

19:00 Senior Ladies - Free Program

20:20 Senior Men - Free Program

What I’d Give...

After spending the day trying to catch Elena up on everything she didn’t remember about them. All the things they did together. All the happy nights. All the sappy romantic dates they have ever been on.  All the adventurous thrills they had together. They ended up in front of Elena’s old house. They stood on the porch of what is now a house burn to crisp on the inside.

“What are we doing here, Damon?”

“Well, our little trip down memory lane couldn’t end without me taking you to the place I first kissed you now, could it?

“Damon, that wasn’t me. That was Katherine.”

“You remember that?”

“Yea, I remember that. What I don’t remember is ever kissing you on the this porch.”

“Well, I did… and you kissed me back.”

“Huh”  Elena sighed not as surprised at herself as she thought she would be.

“But that’s not really why I brought you here.” Damon said in almost a whisper. Caressing her face like he has done so many times before.

“Why then?” Elena asked as she wrapped her hands around his neck. Playing with his hair like she always does. 

“This house..” He pauses. Struggling with his words. Elena could see the turmoil in his eyes.

“You burnt it down because…amongst other things, it represented a life you didn’t have anymore.” 

Elena wasn’t comprehending. She gently grabbed hold to his face. 

“Damon, what are you saying?” 

Damon took her hands in his and lowered themEntwining his fingers in hers.

“One of the first things I ever told you when I first met you… was how I wanted to you to find everything you were looking for…Well…”

He lets go of her hands and take out a small box from his the inside of his jacket.

Elena steps back and tears immediately fill her eyes. She couldn’t believe what she was seeing. She could not fathom what was in front of her.

“The cure…? I thought there was only one.”

“Bonnie brought it back with her from 1994.”

Something about this felt familiar. Elena began to see blurred flashes of her getting ready for her birthday. She didn’t understand why. The tears suddenly stop and she looks up from the cure to Damon in a daze. Wide eyed.

Holding out the cure between them. Damon continues his explanation. 

“I wasn’t sure what I should do with it at first. But the other day you told me some things that made me realize that this is what would make you happy.”

“I thought you’d be happy to have it back”  The words echoed in Elena’s mind as a another blurred flash emerged. “I am happy”.

Standing in front of Damon with the cure between them. Elena shut her eyes. And the flashes became clear. 

“Don’t worry I’m not gonna lose it. At least not before the cake.
“It’s your party you can cry if you want to. Ah, Stefan. Such a pack rat.  I got you something. I know I promised not to buy you anything so don’t worry… I didn’t pay for it.”
“You stole it?”
“No…I  found it.”
My necklace. I thought I’d never see it again.”
“Alaric found it in his loft, thought you’d be happy to have it back.”
 “I am happy, Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.”
 “Can you?”
“Absolutely.”
“Shall we?”

Suddenly. A series a flashes rush through her mind. As if it was her whole life flashing before her eyes.

“That’s the Damon that is my friend.”
“I love you, Elena, and its because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you.”
“I can’t lose you. You won’t.”
“I’m here til the very end.”
“Why don’t you let people see the good in you? Because when people see good, they expect good…”
“You want a love that consumes you.”
I promise you, I will never leave you again.”
“I care about you Damon, which is why I have to let you go.”
“I would have saved you, in a heartbeat no question.”
“You saved me. Thank you.”
I don’t think I’ve ever seen you more alive.”
“…that what you felt for me is real. It is real.”
“I’m not sorry that I’m in love with you.”
“Because you are my life.”
“I’m choosing to let you go.”
“Because I love you. Then stop loving me! I can’t!”
“You and I, we’re messy and complicated but we’re real.”
“Because being around you drives me nuts, and not being around you drives me nuts.”
“Because I had a crappy day and I needed it. And because I thought I’d never see you again and I couldn’t think about a worse way to die.”
Damon, look at me. Do you see a future with me? Because that is all I see.”
“You lied to me.”
“Don’t leave me.”
“Please come back to me”
“Promise me this is forever.”
“I promise.”

“I want you to be happy, Elena. And I’d give anything to make that happen. If being human again can give you that then-”

 Elena stumbles backwards, nearing falling but Damon catches her before she hits the ground.

“Elena?” With her eyes still shut, Damon worries as he wipes away a newly formed tear.

“Damon…”  she says and more tears continue down her face.

“What happened?” he asked while he helps her up.

She doesn’t answer. She just kisses him. Letting it all in. All the memories they have shared together. All the happiness. All the love. Even all the pain. All the grief felt from losing him. The relief. That much needed relief she hasn’t been able to feel until right now. He made it back to her. And she’s finally truly made it back to him. When she finally broke from the kiss. She just looked into Damon’s eyes and smiled. Tears still rolling down her face.

“What was the for?” Damon asked, completely oblivious to what just happened.

“Promise me this is forever.” She said under her breath. Pulling him closer until his forehead rested on hers. 

Damon was slightly confused at first. Looking at her as she looked up at him with a smile. His confused look transformed into sheer happiness as he finally understood what that smile meant. He didn’t even have to question it. He just knew. 

“I promise.” He says simply. And kisses her as vigorously as he did that night in the rain. 

Forgetting the reason why he brought her there to begin with.

30 questions tag

I was tagged by @kimdanyssi 

 How tall are you? I’m 1,56 cm. 

What color and style is your hair? Short (by the shoulders) wavy black hair, sometimes I tie up in a ponytail 

What color are your eyes? Brown. 

Do you wear glasses? Yes. 

Do you have braces? No. 

What is your fashion style? I like to wear anything I feel comfortable with. I have preference for t shirts and cotton pants. 

Any freckles/moles/beauty marks? Freckles in my hands. Moles in many parts of my body. 

When were you born? 1994/08/03 

How old are you? 22 

Where do you live? America. 

Do you have siblings? No. 

Do you go to school? Yes. 

What kind of student are you? I’m the quiet studious one, nevertheless many people know and talk to me. 

What are your favorite TV shows? Some dramas, Doctor who, the World Cup, the Olympic Games 😁 

Favorite past time? Everything I can do with my iPad (music, videos, books, tumblr), walking and writing. 

What is your dream job? Actress or producer. 

Would you like to get married one day; if so, where? Wherever I am with my beloved Kyungsoo. 

Would you like kids one day? Yes. 

Girly girl or tomboy? … 

Do you like shopping? No. 

What countries have you visited so far? USA & Costa Rica 

What’s the scariest nightmare you’ve had? One where my dad died 

Do you have enemies? Dunno. 

Do you have a s/o? No, but Kyungsoo is waiting for me ^^. 

If not, do you want one? Yes. 

Are you open about your feelings? No. 

What’s your family like? We are all crazy lol and sometimes happy and sometimes each one if their own world. 

Would you date someone your family didn’t approve of? Yes. 

Any pet peeves? Loud places/people 

Do you believe in astrology? No. 

 Let’s tag!

@takeachansoo @dyo-alone @please-dyo-me @gothchanbaek @kyunseu @kyungsol @kyungception @kyungporn @smileysoo @universitykpop @holykyungsoo @catboxjellyfish @dokyungsoul @sooing

another year has come to an end, i’m surprised to reach such a large amount of followers tbh, i was gone on hiatus for a good 6 months and after coming back with a different /style/ blog, i’m happy, to say the least. i hope the new year is filled with happiness for you all! thank you for blessing my dashboard with your posts.

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to the /squad/: mingnomegi♡, coffeol♡, jimblesparade♡, minyoongin♡​ 

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