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stjeaskategym
05-06-2011, 05:57 PM
Re Meryl's expression. You people just see what you want to see. Meryl and Charlie were both thrilled and happy with their win. Words like tedious, bored, and fed up are far from the truth.

Meryl seems very reserved, not willing to show much outward emotion. So she may be very excited and thrilled inside, but she doesn't seem to show much of that on her face. I was surprised when she teared up after they found out they won because I'm not used to seeing her show real emotion like that.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
05-06-2011, 05:58 PM
There are reports that not all is well in Bazarova/Larionov camp. While retirement is not expected, there are some concerns about team's future.

Ugh, I hope they don't break up. They're my fave team. :(

julieann
05-06-2011, 06:03 PM
Somebody said maybe Smirnov would skate with Bazarova, but I think this was just a wish of theirs not based on reality at all. I don't know why people are so quick to 'retire' Kavaguti though. She changed her citizenship to skate for Russia so you would think she would stay in competing for as long as she can.

Didn't we already go though this rumor last summer? :rofl:

I like B/L, I hope they can work through whatever the problem may be.

babyskate
05-06-2011, 06:13 PM
I don't see D&W retiring. Unless Charlie wants to go off and have babies with Tanith.

What beautiful babies that would be.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
05-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Didn't we already go though this rumor last summer? :rofl:


It'll probably turn into an every off-season thing. Like the 'Slutskaya is pregnant' rumors. :lol:

~tapdancer~
05-06-2011, 07:17 PM
One thing that Meryl could use is a voice coach. More and more, she has become the spokesman for the team. That high-pitched little-girl voice has to go.

Don't get me wrong---I love Meryl and Charlie, and I think her facial expressions are fine. It's the voice that is grating on my nerves.
Well, wth is she supposed to do about her voice? It is what it is. That's not an affectation, it's just the way she talks. People can't help how their larynx's work.

I work with an excellent doctor who is a tall, imposing man. But when he opens his mouth, out comes this soft, high-pitched voice that is so jarring because you don't expect that to come out of him. Certainly there is such a thing as voice coaches but I really don't think you can change it that much. About the only thing I could see her doing is try not to go up in pitch at the end of her sentences but that's hard to do when you have a certain way of talking that you've done probably most of your life.

I know I'm an uber fan but I did meet her in person and she's a lovely, gracious young woman.

victoriaheidi
05-07-2011, 01:51 AM
Well, wth is she supposed to do about her voice? It is what it is. That's not an affectation, it's just the way she talks. People can't help how their larynx's work.

I work with an excellent doctor who is a tall, imposing man. But when he opens his mouth, out comes this soft, high-pitched voice that is so jarring because you don't expect that to come out of him. Certainly there is such a thing as voice coaches but I really don't think you can change it that much. About the only thing I could see her doing is try not to go up in pitch at the end of her sentences but that's hard to do when you have a certain way of talking that you've done probably most of your life.

I know I'm an uber fan but I did meet her in person and she's a lovely, gracious young woman.

Maybe I'm the only one, but I actually like Meryl's voice? I think it adds to her very sweet image, and it just suits her.

~tapdancer~
05-07-2011, 01:53 AM
Maybe I'm the only one, but I actually like Meryl's voice? I think it adds to her very sweet image, and it just suits her.I think it suits her, too, actually. She is a Disney princess after all. :)

Masterbus
05-07-2011, 05:23 AM
I don't get why people are getting down on Meryl for being emotionless. From the screencaps I saw girl is looking pretty fierce. Now, Charlie on the other hand needs to get his shit together, love the kid but sometimes I feel like he thinks he's dancing with a doll and not a real girl.

euterpe
05-07-2011, 11:40 PM
Well, wth is she supposed to do about her voice? It is what it is. That's not an affectation, it's just the way she talks. People can't help how their larynx's work.

I work with an excellent doctor who is a tall, imposing man. But when he opens his mouth, out comes this soft, high-pitched voice that is so jarring because you don't expect that to come out of him. Certainly there is such a thing as voice coaches but I really don't think you can change it that much. About the only thing I could see her doing is try not to go up in pitch at the end of her sentences but that's hard to do when you have a certain way of talking that you've done probably most of your life.

I know I'm an uber fan but I did meet her in person and she's a lovely, gracious young woman.

I have no doubt that Meryl is a wonderful person.

But it IS possible for her and the doctor you mentioned to improve their speaking voices, and it is possible for the improvement to be drastic. It takes only the desire to improve and the willingness to practice exercises given by a vocal coach-therapist.

Sylvia
05-07-2011, 11:46 PM
I have a feeling that Meryl has other priorities in her life right now. ;)

ETA:

Alissa Czisny has now said she will stay at least one more season.

Oh - be still my heart! Where did you find this information. I am so excited for her (and me).
Hersh mentioned this in his blog article on the Worlds Ladies FS.

OrioleBeagle
05-08-2011, 01:55 AM
[QUOTE=Sylvia;3174980]I have a feeling that Meryl has other priorities in her life right now. ;)





What are Meryl's other priorities? Does she have a boyfriend?

Sylvia
05-08-2011, 02:38 AM
Sorry, all I meant by my ;) was that I am assuming Meryl's off season plans most likely don't include improving her speaking voice, that's all.

Loves_Shizuka
05-08-2011, 08:54 AM
Leave Meryl and her voice alone! I admit, I was a bit surprised when I first heard her speak, simply because her voice doesn't match her exoticly ethereal face (IMO) but it doesn't matter. As someone who was teased ENDLESSLY for their voice (I was thought to be ridiculously "posh" all throughout school, and was pretty much mocked every time I opened my mouth for five years in school) I know this can be a very sensitive subject. It totally eroded my confidence and was the main reason I HATED school. And I know there's voice coaching n all that, but even if you did want to change your voice, it isn't that easy. God knows I tried. :( ANYWAY, I'm not gonna go all Oprah Winfrey on you all; I just think this is a subject too personal and too far, even for FSU.