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Top 5 FDs - 2016/2017 season

1. Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir

This is not my favorite FD of the season but it was still beautiful and their emotional commitment to it really made an impact. They are the main reason I enjoy ice dance which means that whatever program they make it will make my top 5. Still, I hope they will go with a powerful undeniable FD for next season.

2. Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte 

This is definitely a program that fits their style like a glove and they nailed it at Worlds. They managed to capture the small nuances the program needed as well as the audience.

3.  Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue

I loved this FD, from the music to the movements and choreography and I hope H/D rise will continue since they are the superb US team IMHO.

4. Madison Chock & Evan Bates

This was a different FD that suits them greatly (much more that their SD that had lots of potential but was reduced to hairography and hand flailing at times) and managed to cover some of their flows as a team. The music choice did 50% of the work here (which again emphasizes the importance of choosing the right music).

5.  Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sorensen

I love this FD but even if I didn’t the sweetness of Nikolaj at the end alone is enough to get them on my list 💗😊 And again, fingers crossed for them to go to the Olympics. 

6. Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean Luc Baker

Stupid Tumblr won’t let me embed more than 5 video so you can (and should) all watch this beautiful SD here and settle for a gif 😊

Originally posted by us-ice-dance

My TOP 5 FDs for the 2016-17 season…

Virtue/Moir: it’s so true when people say TS can bring you into their world without you even notice it… every time they performed this FD l just could not take my eyes away from them.

Hubbell/Donohue: probably the best FD of the season… so emotional. And l really loved the music.

Chock/Bates: I chose this FD because I liked that they wanted to be different and they didn’t follow the line of a lyrical program. And they had some really cool moves and lifts.

Fournier Beaudry/Sorensen : I loved their music and the feeling of this FD and they were so into it.

Guignard/Fabbri: Again l have to show some love for this two…I liked her dress and their lifts and when they were able to perform it in the right way this program really had an amazing feeling.

So I was asked to post more stuff on my sociology! Therefore, here is a mindmap on subcultural theory, woop woop! I need to finish this english essay right now and get reading but I just watched that video of the dumbo octopus and the scientists freaking out over it, ahhh so cute. I hope all your weekends are going well (I am stressed beyond belief…oh dear) In addition I’m so sorry for my inactivity, going back to school has been hitting me hard gah. Take care of yourselves!

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                          Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Watchpost

Baby Tessa and baby Scott competing in 1998  Another clip of them as kids  And another one, here they’re older

Glimpses of T&S and other now famous Canadian skaters @ 2001 Jr Canadians

2003/04: OD (Tears on My Pillow/Tutti Frutti) FD (Russian Medley)

2004/05: CD (Blues) OD (Call Me Irresponsible/Puttin’ on a Ritz) FD (Adios Nonino)

2005/06: OD (Beautiful Maria/Do You Only Wanna Dance) FD (Malaguena) - strangely, this bad blurry version is the only one I could find

2006/07: CD (Westminster Waltz) CD (Rhumba) OD (Assassination Tango) FD (Valse Triste)

2007/08: CD (Argentine Tango) (lol at how the Brits didn’t know how to pronounce Scott’s surname:)) CD (Yankee Polka) OD (Dark Eyes) FD (Umbrellas of Cherbourg)

2008/09: CD (Viennese Waltz) CD (Finnstep) CD (Paso Doble) OD (Won’t You Charleston with Me?) FD (Pink Floyd)

2009/10: CD (Golden Waltz) CD (Tango Romantica) OD (Flamenco Farrucas) FD (Mahler’s Symphony #5)

2010/11: SD (Schenkst Du Beim Tango Mir Dein Herz/Nights and Days) FD (Latin Mix)

2011/12: SD (Latin Mix) FD (Funny Face)

2012/13: SD (And the Waltz Goes On) FD (Carmen)

2013/14: SD (Dream a Little Dream of Me/Cheek to Cheek) FD (The Seasons)



Figure Skating March Challenge:

DAY 9: Top 5 FDs or FPs or LPs (or a mix)

(1) Violin Muse
Oh boy, I could write a dissertation on this program but I’ll keep it short: Violin Muse was the first pairs program I had ever seen- and it was the very thing that brought me right into pairs figure skating.
Tatiana and Maxim’s acting skills shine through in this program the most in my opinion, with every element being interjected with beautiful subtleties of expression. The artistry, technical quality, synchronicity, and interpretation of the music these two displayed makes this program one of the most beautiful pieces of performance art I have ever seen and will probably always be my favourite V/T program.

(2) Romeo and Juliet
You could easily see the potential Yuzuru had back then, and I believe this program is one of his best displays of sheer power he can display through his dance. As a true performer, he brings his audience along for the ride, takes you in and feel what he is feeling in that moment. He interprets the music so perfectly to the point you wouldn’t think this was a men’s free program that has to nail X amount of elements: it’s an adventure. I believe Hanyu works with expression differently from other skaters, he is subtle as he matches the timings to create that sense of immersion, and you don’t realise it: you are simply mesmerised by his movements. Thus, as the music roars in the finale you want to be next to him, you want to dance alongside him and cheer as you see the power flowing out of his every movement.

(3) Fix You
This beautiful program is as fluid and seamless as it is emotional. I don’t really watch ice dance but I had to include this program because I was nearly weeping at the end of it. I didn’t know where the elements were or the step sequence was as I watched it, it just felt like an experience the entire way through. I am usually far more emotionally involved in narrative driven programs, but what I love about this dance is that they showed me you don’t have do to that to achieve that effect; they showed that you can do an emotional piece simply by interpreting the music and conveying the mood so well. I believe this commentator put it best:
“I think we all connect with the music, and they leave that breath, that space for you to do so, and it makes it easier to connect with their program. That is something that takes a lot of emotional maturity and this is a big step for Maia and Alex.“

These three are my most favourite FS/FDs, but I know you have to do five so I will give honourable mention to:
Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy’s Pina: a beautiful, purely dance driven program that takes you through a rollercoaster of tones and moods to reflect perfectly the film it was based off of.
Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov’s Lady and the Hooligan: Yep, that program. The one with the cheesy dancing and terrible costumes.  I haven’t really got an explanation other than: it’s so bonkers and overacted I actually ended up enjoying it. I also think it showed off Maxim’s potential quite a lot especially in the step sequences and little details he did such as flicking the cigarette.

Top 5 SDs - 2016/2017 season

1. Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir - Prince

What can be said about this dance that hasn’t already be said? Well just listen to BESP commentary - it says it all.

2.  Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue

It’s a controversial SD but I liked it in the beginning of the season and loved it by the end of it - mostly because H/D were very committed to it and sold it to the max. 

3.  Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sorensen

This couple is slowly becoming one of my favorites and this SD is wonderful, I hope they’ll get to go to the Olympics next year because they truly deserve it.

4.  Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani

While the ponytail trick at the end is totally lame (IMO) the SD in itself is quite good and fit them in style, but maybe I’m just biased since they used Sinatra 😊

5. Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier 

Much like H/D they just sold it to the max and stayed true to their vision, it might not be everyone’s favorite but it was original and refreshing.

Generally speaking this season HipHop/Swing SD was a challenge to quite a few teams, especially in the choreography department. The swing SDs felt way to similar to me (C/L, P/C, B/S) and like all teams interpreted it the same way. And I personally felt that many failed to interpret the Hip Hop style (so much fake and over the top facial expressions combined with arm flailing all over…) so it will be interesting to see how next year’s Latin will be interpreted.

Next Stop: Top 5 FDs of the season!

Regarding My Tongue in Your Mouth - Chapter 2

~Spoiler Alert~

So I received quite a few questions regarding chapter 2 of My Tongue in Your Mouth.  So here’s what I can tell you so far:

  • I just got the raws for Chapter 2!!  Ah!!!!!!!! *freaks out* ~time lapse~ *catches breath* …I love this series way too much.
  • You’re not going to like the first page.
  • There’s tons of drama.
  • There are a few steamy moments.
  • You’re gonna immediately say, “Is that it ?!” (It’s only 24 pages).
  • But then you’ll find out that the next chapter comes out January 7th!

I’ll send the raws over to @sentimientoyaoi, so Yoru can make them amazing.  I’ll translate & typeset (at the same time) once they’re done.  Gotta finish a few other things first.  You’ll probably see this chapter within a week?  

Here’s a tiny (purposely) low quality sneak peak, as to not to give away anything else.  But wow, look at Eric go!!  And then, Luke’s expression…❤️

PS - I wasn’t able to get too much done this weekend, as my super conservative WASP “in-laws” were visiting.  Although they think that it’s “so neat” that I translate Japanese, I can’t exactly translate stuff like, “Hey, tighten your ass more!” while they’re over… (the Michinoku Atami oneshot for FD).

PSS - 5 more days until my vacation!! aka - tons of time to scanlate ~

anonymous asked:

how would you rank your top five v/m programs? (just free dances ,excluding exibitions) i know it's hard but if you could try pls? i'm trying to create new fans by showing them clips :)

1. Umbrellas of Cherbourg

2. Carmen

3. Symphony No. 5

4. Great Gig In The Sky, Money

5. Latin FD

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