The D-M-V-W Love Thread

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Cachoo, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps I'm wrong but I feel like there is this still polite, little war raging between the supporters of D/W and V/M. In the separate threads there appears to be all of this lobbying for each ice dance team. I wanted a place to go that appreciates both teams. Sometimes it is not who comes out on top but the beauty of the race. We are blessed to have four excellent ice dancers from North America who bring different qualities to the sport. I think their coach has done a fine job of showcasing what is special about each team. I am glad I am not a judge.
    Anyway my love and support to all of them. They are wonderful.
  2. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    What a great thread to rejoice in the talents of two of the greatest dancers in FS history!:cheer:
  3. Scrufflet

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    Ah Cachoo, what a wonderful idea! This is the nicest thread I've seen in a long time! I will be attending world's in London and was planning to wear a t-shirt that says "I love Virtue/White" on one side and "I love Davis/Moir" on the other. Haven't done it but it would be fun!
  4. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    I think that is a great idea Scrufflet: Have fun in London too!
  5. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    I kind of lost interest in Ice Dance since CoP has been introduced, but V/M and D/V are among the few couples who I still like to watch and whose battle for me still makes Ice Dance interesting to watch. So I also like a the idea of a thread being devoted to both of them. :)
  6. maggylyn

    maggylyn New Member

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    ^^ This. :)
  7. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    I have been tempted soooooo many times to start this thread! Thank you for starting it!

    Virtue and Moir are my absolute favourite and I have loved them since seeing them win junior Nationals. But I really appreciate Davis and White as well and have since seeing them at Skate Canada in 2006. I adore so many of their programs! I love reading about both teams but feel like some kind of double agent going into the 2 uber threads sometimes. And I don't want to go in there to defend the other team but when people get nasty I feel weird when I don't. (I have to admit this happens way more in the VM thread)

    Anyhow - more to the point - what lucky fans we are to be able to watch both these teams! They both have incredible work ethic and ambition and are among very few teams that have stayed together for so long. This has given both teams a one-ness that is a sight to behold IMO. I am grateful for them both - just as I am thankful I get to watch both Takahashi and Chan.

    At the Olympics I remember seeing both dance teams and in the practice sessions I couldn't help but notice that their out of this world speed and their command of edges and the ice in general put them in a league of their own there. And that was with slightly crippled Tessa! (I do understand that both DS teams were not at their best)

    I am so very looking forward to seeing them both again at Worlds this year!
  8. sequins

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    Wow what a great idea! I admt I've kinda been laying low/avoiding the threads on V/M and D/W because frankly it's starting to prevent me from enjoying it anymore. I'm actually starting to feel negative about figure skating and I don't wanna feel that way I've loved it for 20 years. So when things get outta hand this may be a safe haven so thanks!
  9. circuscandy

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    I'm going to be openly weeping when they both retire.
  10. lulu

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    Cachoo, This was a great idea for a thread. :)

    @The Accordion, How lucky you were to be able to see V&M and D&W at the Olympics, along with the other teams.
  11. DORISPULASKI

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    Thanks for a great thread idea. I am dreading the retirement of these 2 wonderful teams. I love their skating, and am so grateful for the remaining perfomrances that we will be lucky enough to see.
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    objectively speaking, i dont see the polite wars and the lobbying described by the OP so im scratching my head right know. i see a lot of good discussions and loving posts about these dancers, instead. i've seen much worse in this board. lets not throw away all the care and thought that the fans have put in those threads just because some of them dont adore both teams.
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  15. aftershocks

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    That's a neat idea. Go for it!

    Lovely to see fans able to enjoy both teams. Have to agree with The Accordion that most of the vitriol (at least that I've seen) has been in the V/M uber thread, so I usually don't go there anymore. D/W uber thread mostly has a lot of free-spirited cheering and fun posts celebrating D/W. Will be nice to come here and hopefully find admiring comments about both teams.
  16. girlscouse62

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    I am so happy to see this thread.. For so very many years North America seemed not to get very far in ice dance. Now we have not just these two teams, but many other youngsters coming up the ranks. It is a lovely idea, IMHO, to celebrate the supremacy of North America (not Canada v. USA as we seem to do) in this amazing discipline :cheers2:
  17. Cachoo

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    Fair enough---I may be reading something that is not there and I hate to quibble about it. What I want most is a thread that shows the love for both teams. It will be a sad day when they all move on.
  18. paskatefan

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    They're both great teams, and I want them both to do well! Thrilled about the ascendency of NA ice dancing (yes, there are European dance teams that I really like too).
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    That's the spirit. :lol:
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    ;)
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    Absolutely agree. Sometimes all this negativity makes people forget that in the first place this is a sport and not a war.
  22. girlscouse62

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    I had pipe dreams that with either Shibs or W/P we might actually see an all North American sweep at Sochi in dance, Patrick in men's and Ashley in Ladies, but I'll settle for just being able to see some magnificent skating and DMVW winning joint gold:D
  23. Cachoo

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    I hear you: It is too bad they have to break ties (should they occur.) I'd love double Gold for them.
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  25. Cachoo

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    Oh that is wonderful and those weren't polite little pecks. Sincere, sweet and joyous hugging it out...
  26. lauravvv

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    Yes, that was wonderful to see. But, unfortunately, It doesn't seem believable that they still have that kind of relationship now :(.

    Anyway, congratulations to both Tessa/Scott and Meryl/Charlie for great skates at SD :).
  27. skatesindreams

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    I'm delighted to be a "fan" of both teams; and will continue to support them.
  28. circuscandy

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    Oh, I hope that's not true. :( Scott squeezing Meryl for about an hour is the cutest thing.

    Although there's no doubt that the Olympics will have a different meaning for both teams next year, after all they've been through.
  29. Cachoo

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    Their intertwined history is fascinating and I think it must be tough to know your biggest competitors are people you trained with all of these years. I know they both want the same thing so badly. As a fan of both I leave the relationships to them and want to enjoy ice dancing at it's finest.
  30. Bournekraatzfan

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    Thanks for starting this, Cachoo! I love, love, love both teams, and have followed their entire senior careers. I still enjoy both uber threads, but the nastiness from a few of the ubers from both sides (I completely disagree that one side is responsible for most of it, and I do not see why a whole thread community should be blamed for the actions of a few, especially when they have tried to separate themselves from that kind of behaviour) can kinda ruin it for me and several others at times. I am fine with negative comments about the skating, but I really hate seeing personal attacks on the skaters and insults directed at entire groups of fans. This will be the perfect place to go when things turn ugly, and it is cool to be ale to gush about these teams simultaneously.
  31. Skate Talker

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    So far both teams have been smart enough to understand and appreciate how much they need each other to keep motivation levels high. I believe they also have a very deep respect for each others' abilities and work ethic. I know I do. Whether or not they are BFFs day in and day out is totally irrelevant.

    We are so very lucky to witness this level of ice dancing. Aside from their remarkable talent, both teams are wonderful ambassadors of their sport. I love them both.
  32. iggie

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    okay ...

    if you want news about d/w and don't want to go into the d/w thread and news about v/m and don't want to go into the v/m thread, then i'd recommend the blogs.

    grace's d/w blog - meryl-charlie.com
    my v/m blog - compulsorydances.blogspot.com

    we find and post all the photos, videos, articles . . . but we don't bash the other team. you can read our blogs without having to put your defences up. grace celebrates d/w's success. i celebrate v/m's success. we're busy recording this time in history for our favourite teams and if i can speak for her, it's not worth it to bring drama.
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  33. danceronice

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    As an American, of course I lean just a bit D/W's way, but I'm just glad to see North America dominating ice dance!
  34. circuscandy

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    That's a perfect philosophy.
  35. DORISPULASKI

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    Iggie, I just want you to know that I appreciate all the work you and Grace do recording all this stuff! Thank you for celebrating your favorite team in such a wonderful way.
  36. query5

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    take my hat off them . both teams.
    keep it up. they great job both of them are doing.
  37. Cachoo

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    This is fantastic--Thank you.
  38. Cachoo

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    I am happy for D/W. I am worried for V/M and hope they are okay. The beauty of the race: These two teams going all out with wonderful programs. But I think the reality is that heartbreak is hard to watch. Re Meryl: She is tiny but so strong. I honestly didn't see how strong until this year. For Tessa and Scott--I look at 4CC as something of a tune-up. If something was to go wrong better here than Worlds. The scoring is so close that it really comes to the judging panel for each contest. Sometimes I think of the pairs G/G and D/M and think it seemed impossible to say that one was better than the other. I have that problem with these two teams. Eternally happy that I am not a judge...
  39. arakwafan2006

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    I was thinking that as well.
  40. DORISPULASKI

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    :( Yes, the "one year before Sochi" stuff has already been published. I should be looking forward to it, but I'm not, really, since it may mean the last amateur performances by both teams.