Before Yuri On Ice:
Yeah I mean I guess figure skating is pretty cool but idk much about it
After Yuri On Ice:
Do you have a minute to talk about our Lord and Savior Yuzuru Hanyu, who won Worlds 2017 and broke his own world record for highest Free Skate score? Do you have another minute to talk about our Queen and fellow anime otaku Evgenia Medvedeva, who also won Worlds 2017 and also broke her own world record for highest Free Skate score? Do you have another minute to talk about our Quad Bae Nathan Chen, who attempted six (6) quads in his Free Skate at Worlds 2017 and is the first person to ever land five (5) successful quads? Do you have an additional hour to talk about Jason Brown, Javier Fernández, Boyang Jin, Patrick Chan, Shoma Uno, Denis Ten, Michael Christian Martinez, Misha Ge, Deniss Vasiljevs, Oda Nobunari, Karen Chen, Mirai Nagasu, Ashley Wagner, Johnny Weir, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Joe Johnson, Adam Rippon, Stéphane Lambiel-
Ohh i just got it! Yuzu is just collecting 4CC silver medals (just like at Skate Canada). Just kidding, you’ll get your revenge at worlds (or i hope so) just don’t kill yourself trying a quad axel please. That safety quad toe tough, i mean, he was just like: mmm i popped that sal … so i’m gonna throw a quad toe as my second to last jumping pass, because i can do a quad toe while picking my nose (Brians words not mine). This was a great performance still, he’s an incredibly well rounded skater, i love that the jumps don’t take you out of the program, they melt into the choreo, i still think this program needs to be completely clean for it’s magic to work tough.
……And apparently Shoma is collecting bronze medals. Why the axel Shoma, you landed all the quads, but of course you fell on both axels, why the combos, whyyyy (at leat you didn’t have a dead chicken on you shoulder while doing it). I have faith you’ll seek redemption at worlds, but please the combos Shoma!!. Still the flow across the ice and the expression is fantastic. He really gets into the program no matter what (also bonus for the fall right on the music)
Nathan was really good, i just can’t get into that free skate, he’s a good skater, but i wish he had a programs that made him emote a little more, he hits the musical accents and has good posture and lines, he’s quite pleasing to watch, but i just don’t feel anything while watching (with this program at least, but that’s just me). However i am amazed at his technical ability at least jump wise, i mean 5 quads is very impressive.
Patrick. Oh Patrick, it started sooo well, you almost had me fooled for a sec. However, it was a beautiful performance none the less. He really is an amazing skater. The flow, the speed,the posture, the extension, the deep edges and the complete body movement is quite fantastic (and let me tell you, skating skills like that take an incredible amount of effort, strength and freakish control over your body)
Han Yan bombed and i was so sad, he’s such a great skater tough. Great skating skills. However i must say i kinda hate his fs music, the voiceovers are way too cheesy. Lovely skater still and i hope he can make a come back at worlds.
Boyangman also kinda bombed, but he never gives up on the performance which is quite nice to see, he seems like a very positive guy, he was still smiling in the k&c. I like that he’s trying to work on his components, which apparently has affected his quad a little, but he’s way more enjoyable to watch this season than last. And extra bonus points for flirting with the judges
Jason was absolutely beautiful as always, but his injury seems to have kept him from a clean free, but this was a great effort. And boy he also has beautiful skating skills, so smooth and those spirals, and transitions in general, are nothing to snooze at.
The star of the night for me at least was Misha, i haven’t seen such a clean program from him, and it was amazing, he moves along with the music beautifully and his expression is just wonderful. Two beautiful programs for this competition, i’m very happy for him. I hope hell stick around for a little longer so we’ll be able too see his full potential when not injured.
I watched others, but what can i say, the whole compretition was a little of a splatfest. Like we expected anyways. The real question is if Pyeongchang is going to be a massive fs meltdown like Sochi.
sorry for the long rant :D
ps: sorry for the typos and terrible punctuation, i’m sleep depraved and writing in english gets hard at 4 am