Fumie Suguri failed to qualify for Japanese Nationals again

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  1. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Is phoenix not paying for everything? Are her parents involved anymore? She has a job and it is to skate and it is paid by Phoenix and she qualified for the next step.
     
  2. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Does she have a sponsor (company and/or lover) to maintain her hobby? If so, she wouldn't be the first or last person to benefit from the deep pockets of an admirer. If it makes her happy, so be it.
     
  3. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battle!

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    I know her sister Chika advised her about retiring from the competitions but I've never read any articles saying that her parents "told" her to quit. Is it really?
     
  4. tkaug

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  5. FunnyBut

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    Unfortunately, this is a super tough year for Gay Icon too. She'd have about as much chance of beating Ashley Wagner for Gay Icon as she would beating Yu Na Kim in a competition.
     
  6. caseyedwards

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  7. bardtoob

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    But Fumie has the "still trying for an Olympic medal after finishing just off the podium twice after arguably skating better than higher finishers" thing going for her. Ashley really needs a 2nd Olympic berth to compete.
     
  8. FunnyBut

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    Yes, but Ashley spoke out eloquently against the Olympic host's repressive regime on gay equality :drama: and looked really fierce and gorgeous while doing it. :glamor: Gay Icon has less to do with what you put out on the ice. :lol:
     
  9. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I think for some reason, since the beginning of this thread, you have been taking Fumie Suguri's continuing to skate very personally. For whatever reason, you've been pouncing on her every chance you can get.

    Do I personally believe Fumie is making the most out of her time? Probably not. But it's her life, and I think continuing to harp on what she's doing or complaining about it on this forum more than a hundred times won't do anything. Griping and criticizing once in a while is natural, but you act like you have something at stake here.

    Also, let's say her parents are funding Fumie (though it looks like she has a sponsorship), rather than feel sorry for them, maybe we should have asked why is it they are continuing to fund her? It's not as if they're helpless victims in all of this. To say that they are is really looking down upon their abilities as parents (of an adult child) and as competent people who need to think about their own financial future.
     
  10. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battle!

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    Thank you for the link but it's shame the photo is too small and low quality to read even though I change the size of it.

    I've had somewhat difficulties to understand her. Maybe she is so unique that ordinal people(even native Japanese speakers or people who are in Japanese cultural stream) can't/don't understand why she wants to keep participating in the competitions. It's ok to comment on her but it's no use to repeat the same thing 100 times since FSU users can't/don't force her to quit. Let her live her life. ;)
     
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  11. Aussie Willy

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    The thread that just keeps on giving.
     
  12. bardtoob

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    Sounds like some serious criteria :COP:
     
  13. Vagabond

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    I think it's far more likely that one of the regular posters in this thread is Zelda Fitzgerald. :shuffle:

    Still, maybe Suguri could do a program to the Zelda or Midnight in Paris soundtrack. :)
     
  14. PeterG

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    When I first set eyes on that Ms. Lori Nichol...only ONE word came to mind: ENABLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the love of God, Ms. Nichol, let our princess have her adulthood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously. Don't you honestly feel that factual information will truly drag down this thread??? :drama:

    Be strong child, do hold on. For we are all with you!!! :D
     
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  15. falling_dance

    falling_dance Bravo, Patrick.

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    Perhaps Sinéad O'Connor should write Fumie a letter?
     
  16. Ziggy

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    It's really interesting why tkaug is so emotionally invested in this.

    I know! tkaug = Chika Suguri, jealous of Fumie's parents still funding her skating, whilst she had to skate one some crappy cruise ship for years. :drama:
     
  17. CantALoop

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    :lol:

    How about instead of Zelda Fitzgerald, Fumie's next LP could be themed "What Ever Happened to Baby Chika?" I can imagine it now:

    Fumie: "You wouldn't be able to say these awful things to me if I weren't still competing."
    Chika: "But you *are*, Fumie! You *are* competing!"
     
  18. Aussie Willy

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    Fumie: "IN MY MIND CHIKA, IN MY MIND!" Turns and runs screaming out of the room.
     
  19. KimGOAT

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    This is a great thread since around November (or October as this might be last year she even makes it to Regionals) will be what happens every year for the next 12 years (atleast) to come. It can be resurrected annually and still be an accurate and no way misleading thread title. There is no way Fumie doesnt skate elite amateur until almost 50. The girl is delusional. She wants to chase her dreams of Olympic and World Golds, even if a clean long program from her couldnt beat a great short program by Yu Na Kim anymore.
     
  20. VIETgrlTerifa

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    If I had tons of disposable income, I would totally fund an ice production of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" starring Fumie and Chika Suguri.
     
  21. FunnyBut

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    How about Fumie skating to the Brady Bunch Theme?

    Fumie: When I win Nationals, they'll have a big party for my comeback , full of flowers and banners!
    Chika (aka tkaug): Fumie! Fumie! Fumie! Its always all about Fumie!
     
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  22. KimGOAT

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    That is a good one. I laughed good at this one!

    Another good one for her would be "To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable fight....."
     
  23. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battle!

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    Poor Chika. She gave a birth to her first baby when FSU users were kidding her and her sister. CHika is a pretty much understandable person. Moreover, she's been successful as a TV commentator, got married with a handsome guy, and now has an adorable baby. She was not as successful as her sister was as a competitive skater. However, she seems happy enough with her life. I never think she envies Fumie in this quad. So I say tkaug is NOT Chika. He/She is someone else. Let Fumie/Chika/tkaug live their lives. :huh: :p

    Congrats to Chika!:)
    From her blog entry on October 8th: http://stat.ameba.jp/user_images/20131008/17/chikasuguri/05/af/j/o0480064012709730695.jpg
     
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  24. kwanfan1818

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    Congratulations to Chika and her husband! Thank you so much for posting the news, rosewood :)
     
  25. CantALoop

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    Echoing congratulations to Chika! :cheer: (also an apology for earlier :shuffle:)

    Since our FSU production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane has been shut down, how about if Fumie goes for a Sunset Boulevard themed program instead with Fumie playing Norma Desmond?

    Her ending pose could be this: http://youtu.be/zIcC8YJrevQ?t=13s

    "All right Mr. Cinquanta, I'm ready for my Olympic gold medal..."
     
  26. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    and if i had tons of disposable income, i would follow it from city to city wearing a blond wig with sausage curls carrying an enormous doll

    can we get a kickstarter up in here?
     
  27. FunnyBut

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    Thanks rosewood, for all the info on Chika, glad to hear she is doing so well! :glamor:

    I hope our Fumie/Chika comments were not offensive, we were really using them to poke fun at the troll.

    I found this video of Chika explaining jumps, with giant posters of Fumie, Miki and Divakawa in the background
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ5d14wLSZg&list=PL82BB7DA540FA78A9&index=1
     
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