reigning and scoring


This is absolutely heartbreaking to see. For those of you who don’t think before saying anything negative to or about any athlete, especially Hope who gets a ridiculous amount of unnecessary hate, I hope you actually start to realize just how much it affects them and hurts them. No one deserves to feel this way.

Rough translation of the scan of what appears to be the first page of the WTTM manga (please bear in mind that those Kanji are super small and that I’m an intermediate level student!)

Text in the middle:


Are tears after the free skate a sign of weakness or strength…? No one knows
Yurio’s night begins!

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Last year’s Men’s Junior Champion advances to the Senior GPF for the first time

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The highest reigning SP score was held by fellow Russian Viktor Nikiforov and was surpassed by a 15-year-old!

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金メダルはユーリピリセツキー! GPファイナル初制覇です

Gold medallist Yuri Plisetsky! He conquers his first GPF!

Please let me know if you see any horrible mistakes! :)

Francis and Mary's Theme
Trevor Morris
Francis and Mary's Theme

Your mother would say we are stained with such choices, such brutal and difficult choices we’ve made but we can only do our best. Can we not make another choice? One equally hard but so important. To commit our hearts to each other, no matter what?
If only it were that easy.
It isn’t. It’s terrifying. And nearly impossible. Especially if we think we can save each other. We can’t. We can only love each other.

Francis and Mary’s theme, composed by Trevor Morris, is featured in their most prominent scenes throughout the show (especially in Season 1). This version in particular was played during their reunion love scene in the Season 2 finale.


Team Japan win ISU World Team Trophy title

Team Japan recaptured the ISU World Team Trophy title they had won once before in 2012. Japan totaled 109 points over the three days of competition. Team Russia moved up again to second place to claim the silver medal with 105 points while three-time and defending champions team USA earned the bronze with 97 points. 

 Mai Mihara and Wakaba Higuchi put out spectacular performances to finish second and third in the Ladies Free Skating, collecting 21 and 18 points respectively for Japan. Shoma Uno and Yuzuru Hanyu in men competition score respectively 23 and 18 pts. 

For Russia, two-time and reigning World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva scored 24 points with her first place in both ladies programs. For USA Chock and Bates help the team to achieve a final 3rd Place. 

Team Canada remained in fourth place at 87 points. Team China placed fifth with 80 points.Team France remained in sixth place at 62 points.

All team points:

1) Team Japan 109 pts

Shoma Uno 23

Mai Mihara 21

Yuzuru Hanyu 18

Wakaba Higuchi 18

Muramoto / Reed 15

Suto / Boudreau-Audet 14

2) Team Russia 105 pts

Evgenia Medvedeva 24 pts!

Bobrova / Soloviev 20

Tarasova / Morozov 20

Elena Radionova 19

Mikhail Kolyada 17

Maxim Kovtun 5

3) Team USA 97 pts

Chock / Bates 23

Nathan Chen 20

Cain / Leduc 16

Jason Brown 15

Ashley Wagner 14

Karen Chen 9

Fireflies/You Are My Light
Trevor Morris
Fireflies/You Are My Light

Fireflies, and/or You Are My Light (because I’m a tad indecisive); thescore that plays in the very last scene of 2x04, when Francis has Japanese lanterns launched for Mary in the aftermath of the miscarriage.

Also, very sorry about the very obvious spoken dialogue that can be heard. I really, really tried to reduce it as much as I could but it was being difficult ugh and yeah, it upset me a lot, too. Release the official scores, pls and thank!

2017 Skate Canada Preview - Ladies: Osmond Leads Open Field

Skate Canada starts this weekend! This is the first of the previews/predictions, and as always, I am starting with the men! An interesting field this week. Below are the competitors, a bit about them, and my predictions for the event. Everything below the cut!

This is such a tough, open field. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.

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World pairs champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China stormed to gold and set a record Free Skating score as competition at the NHK Trophy in Osaka continued on Saturday. Russia’s Olympic silver medallists Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov claimed the silver medal, and the bronze went to Kristina Astakhova/Alexei Rogonov, also of Russia.

Sui/Han reeled off a quad twist, side by side triple toe-double toe-double toe, triple Salchow, throw triple flip and Salchow in their spectacular performance to Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ and also collected a level four for their lifts, pair spin and death spiral.

The reigning Four Continents champions scored 155.10 points, surpassing the previous highest score of 154.66 points set by Tatiana Volosozhar/ Maxim Trankov four years ago at Skate America.

Stolbova/Klimov put out a sharp performance to ‘Carmen’ that was highlighted by a throw triple flip, a throw triple Salchow at the end as well as a side by side triple Salchow and difficult lifts.

The 2014 world silver medallists went for a rare triple toe-triple toe combination but stepped out of the landing of the second jump. The multiple European medalists achieved a new season’s best with 147.69 points and accumulated 222.74 overall.

Performing to ‘La La Land’, Astakhova/Rogonov completed a triple toe-double toe-double toe combination, triple twist, throw triple flip and loop. However, she doubled the side by side Salchow.

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My topology class had an exam last week. 

It was bad. 

We got the exams back today, but the grades had already been posted so we knew our (terrible) fates. Before class, I ran into one of my classmates. When I brought up the exam, she teared up a bit. I said, “If it helps at all, literally everyone who scored lower than I did on Exam 1 has dropped the class. That means I’m the reigning lowest score.” She immediately hugged me. I really needed a hug. 

I teared up, too, but not about the exam. She and I are two of four female students in the class. She explained that she had to get the tears out now, since there was no reality in which she’d let herself be seen crying about an exam in front of “all of those boys,” because she’d be damned if she’d give a male-dominated community one reason to enforce any stereotype about the fitness of women to be mathematicians. This is a person I’ve always liked and always respected, and in that moment, this moment of bravery and resolution and stubbornness and flat-out refusal to be defeated, I swear she was the most beautiful human being on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t help but be moved to tears. 

In class, our professor gave the most motivational speech imaginable in such a circumstance. He reminded us that success belongs not to those who struggle and achieve victory in the end. That’s math. It’s a fight to understand, and it’s worth every ounce of energy it demands. 

And all the while, I flatly refused to make eye contact with that classmate. Because if I did, there was no way I’d succeed in keeping it together in front of ‘all the boys.’ 

That’s the moral of today’s interaction: STEM is tough. We’re tougher. No one is quitting today.
Is Louis Tomlinson set for nasty custody battle?
The pair recently welcomed their first child together - but now money has become an issue
By Halina Watts

The pair recently welcomed their first child together - but now money has become an issue

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has reportedly hired a legal team in a custody battle over his newborn son Freddie.

The History hit maker, who was in the US for the arrival of their baby boy last month, was said to be on good terms with the mother of his child - Briana Jungwirth, however things have allegedly gone south with the fashion stylist allegedly demanding more money, according to TMZ.

Insiders close to Louis, 24, have claimed that she is ‘using’ their one-month-old son, Freddie Reign, to score more money than their current agreement.

It was previously reported that Louis forked out for a three-bedroom home in fancy Calabasas for Briana and their son, while he is currently renting out a $21 million home in nearby area so that he can be close to his baby boy.It has been claimed that Louis has had a DNA test, but insists that there is no doubt that Freddie is his child because the pair were dating exclusively in the time that Briana fell pregnant.

The website reports that Louis will be asking a judge to order Briana to give him custodial rights, as well as more access to their son.

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Louis, who came back to the UK for the Brits earlier this week, had to leave Freddie back in the US.