Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by UMBS Go Blue, Nov 17, 2013.
Ice cream cake.
Kim's post-Olympic long programs:
Homage to Korea
War and Peace
War and Peace
Polina Edmunds or Julia Lipnitskaya?
Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil musicals - Les Misérables or Miss Saigon?
Polina Edmunds is better in every way, but that LP isn't a great vehicle.
ETA...Les Mis. falling_dance knows how I lurve my Aunt Ruthie.
people with no imagination
people with no work ethic
People with no work ethic.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): yay or nay?
I watch it once a year.
Favorite OES/OAS Skater we'll see at the Olympics.
Michael Christian Martinez
Paul Bonifacio Parkinson
Martinez and Rakimgaliev
Asada's post-Olympic short programs:
I Got Rhythm
Tango, I wanted to say Norturne but the link wouldn't work for me.
Nocturne. Hands down.
Yuna's post-Vancouver programs:
Send In The Clowns
X-Files. No contest for me.
Davis and White
Virtue and Moir
Arirang, hands down. One of my favorite programs ever.
Davis & White.
Péchalat & Bourzat or Weaver & Poje?
Weaver & Poje I think
I'm surprised so few people seem to share this opinion, but I think Send in the Clowns and Adios Nonino are by far her best programs. Not necessarily due to the choreography itself but because it's the first time I've seen her so generous in her expression. Usually we see steely, icy resolve with a well placed smile or smirk. (Then again, I can't deny I was touched by Tango De Roxanne and Lark Ascending)
Kostner's post-Vancouver short programs:
Allegretto from Trio No. 2
A Transylvanian Lullaby, Devil's Trill
Humoresque (I have not seen Ave Maria in a competition yet)
Carolina Kostner or Mao Asada?
Mao by a hair.
Fave Obskure lady skating in Sochi
Anne Line Gjersem
Carolina Kostner or Yu-Na Kim?
1) Kerstin Frank, on account of her consistency and big jumps.
Ladies who placed 25th-30th in Vancouver:
Isabelle, because the only thing worth remembering was her backless catsuit.
Machida's sequined jumpsuits that would make Liberace blush, or Kat Witt's 1988 SP showgirl costume, feathers included?
What do you like about her? (One of the few singles I have not seen)
Carolina is a gift to our sport, truly deserving of a throne on Skating's Mount Olympus. And as I said I am moved by both of Yu-Na's programs this season. I believe her as an Artist.
I like Kerstin Frank too, she's like a Shirene Human prototype. And that Salchow is
I enjoy 4/6 of these skaters. Can you guess which?
As far as "Favorites" I would go with Miriam Ziegler who had some exceptional stretch, good flow, and an awareness that there is music playing . I hope she has a better run at the Olympics this time around in Pairs.
Now this is the kind of TOT entry I like. I wouldn't mind going jogging in a t-shirt inspired by Machida's costume. Kat's slutty OES voidz were legendary though.
Do you believe the skater orders drawn at the Olympics are actually drawn randomly?
Yes, of course.
I know they're not.
Probably not. :
She's the only one from your list that I have seen skate. I saw her for the first time in the short program at Europeans. I particularly liked her flow across the ice. She gets good height on her jumps and has a beautiful smile.
A at the Olympics: yay or nay?
one that captures the imagination of the public, hopefully.
which event are you most nervous for?
Same question, people.