Rachael Flatt Going to Debutant Ball

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  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    With Patrick Chan per Sarah Brannen and Drew Meekins. I have three words:

    "Folie a Deux."

    For those of you who are not familiar with psychiatric conditions, you may want to google it. :p

    I just realized that I left off the "e" on Debutante. Was that a Freudian slip or what?
     
  2. Polymer Bob

    Polymer Bob New Member

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    I am slightly lost here. What debutante ball are we talking about?
     
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    See "The Inside Edge with Sarah and Drew - Nov. 9" blog on IN.
     
  4. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    :huh: "Madness has two" ?
     
  5. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    While I've gotten some feedback from some who disapprove of what I've written, everyone is entitled to their opinion. And, I've seen far worse comments on this forum than this one. In fact, to some degree, I was making fun of myself.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folie_a_Deux

    The idiomatic translation of the term, Folie a Deux speaks to two individuals, who share the some madness or delusional system. Just an observation based on events of the past three weeks; they can easily reinforce their IMHO, each other's frame of reference. That I believe that both of them are in dire need of a reality orientation is another thing.
     
  6. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

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    I think Rachael and Patrick have a pretty good grip on reality. I don't see any harm with them going to a debutante ball - I'm sure they're looking at it as a fun thing to do with their free time - both are finished high school and haven't started college yet. Sheesh, Rachael can't get a break - if she said she was staying home every night to review physics, she'd probably get grief, too.

    In any event, going to a debutante ball is hardly an indication of mental imbalance. Unlike certain uber fan behaviors, including but not limited to taking meds to get through your skater's programs, cursing loudly and sobbing hysterically when your skater doesn't do well, and loudly bashing every other skater in the event. Now there's some insanity. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

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    Skating fans have actually behaved that way? Even for ubers, that's :eek:

    My family thinks I care too much because I post on a skating forum. :shuffle:
     
  8. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I actually think that it is kind of sweet. And I am sure that Patrick will look quite handsome as one of Rachael's escorts.
     
  9. JerseySlore

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    Do you have something against cotillion?:confused:
     
  10. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    No, I have nothing against cotillions or debutante balls. I'm just talking about her choice of escort. Birds of a feather:p Sorry for being obtuse.
     
  11. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    I guess my head is too clogged full of flu/cold sludge, because I know what "Folie a Deux" is but still have no idea what you're getting at here. Unless this is yet another "Teehee, someone's pretending they're not gay" thread, in which case :rolleyes:.
     
  12. sk9tingfan

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    No, there's no subterfuge here. I just think that both of them have inflated opinions of themselves, that's all.
     
  13. DickButtonFan

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    Maybe she could ask Patrick how you fall 4 times and still win.
     
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  14. Polymer Bob

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    Patrick has already been the subject of one of those. Remember when he told a reporter he originally wanted to play hockey?

    A lousy skater will get low scores for a great program. :lol:

    But a great skater will get high scores for a lousy program. :confused:
     
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    I hope they have a great time. I want to see lots of pictures. :)
     
  17. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Sorry, I don't see how Rachael has an inflated ego. I really think that this young lady is a wunderkind of sorts and is involved in a great deal and what she does she does pretty darn well.
     
  18. Ziggy

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    Only both of Chan's programs were actually very good.

    I feel really sorry for you people for whom a fall means you're not able to see anything that is done afterwards (and you forget everything that has been done before). :p

    Don't be mindless! Your mind is naturally attracted to it much more than to anything else that is being done, but if you try hard you can actually maintain your focus and start noticing everything else as well. :p
     
  19. merrywidow

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    I'm another who doesn't get it. They train on the same ice, see each other often, share an interest in skating competitively so what's wrong with it? Please explain why you object to their friendship? Is it a racial bias? I think they'll make an attractive couple at the Ball.
     
  20. RockTheTassel

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    I think it's because some consider debutante balls to be ridiculous and Rachael and Patrick are two skaters who are often ridiculed here. I suppose the idea of them going to this ball together is amusing to some. :rolleyes:

    I hope Patrick and Rachael have a good time. I'd love to see pictures, too. :)
     
  21. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Seriously. And what does "inflated opinion" have to do with a debutante ball? They're a little ARCHAIC, as there's no 'society' to speak of any more (at least not with any standards--Rachel's too classy, if anything), but how does that imply she and/or Patrick have some sort of ego?

    I also assumed the point was 'tee-hee, who's the girl here' sense. (I have no idea if Patrick's gay or not. Or for that matter if Rachel's straight! None of my business.) Even if he is (or she is--why are we always picking on the men?) what would that stop them from going out together to have a good time? There's no law against having a night out unless you're dating the person.
     
  22. Polymer Bob

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    Actually, I believe falls should not ruin a program. Skating should not just be about jumping. ( In fact, I'm not totally convinced we need jumping at all. )
     
  23. peibeck

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    Which is why we have Ice Dance as a discipline! ;)
     
  24. pinky166

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    Aw, that's cute. I want to see pictures, I bet they will both look really cute. I didn't know they were friends but it makes me have a better opinion of Patrick now that I know they are, Rachael seems like a lovely girl with a good head on her shoulders.
     
  25. UGG

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    I don't get this thread. I would go to a ball if I could LOL. I think it sounds fun!
     
  26. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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    You can't go!!! You have floors to scrub, windows to wash, wood to cut and beds to make!!!

    ...And did you shine my shoes!!! :HA!:
     
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  27. RD

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    Same here. I'm completely lost. If they want to go, let them go...??
     
  28. Aussie Willy

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    Hmmmmmmm ............ Purple?

    I kind of expected photos and to see Rachel all dressed up.
     
  29. bookworm

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    I think it sounds like fun. There's nothing wrong with going to a ball.

    I'd like to see photos!
     
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