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    Rachael Flatt Going to Debutant Ball

    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.

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    With Patrick Chan per Sarah Brannen and Drew Meekins. I have three words:

    "Folie a Deux."
    "Madness has two" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jot the Dot Dot View Post
    "Madness has two" ?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    That I believe that both of them are in dire need of a reality orientation is another thing.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie S View Post
    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.
    Skating fans have actually behaved that way? Even for ubers, that's

    My family thinks I care too much because I post on a skating forum.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    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.
    Do you have something against cotillion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseySlore View Post
    Do you have something against cotillion?
    No, I have nothing against cotillions or debutante balls. I'm just talking about her choice of escort. Birds of a feather Sorry for being obtuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    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.
    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 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicElle View Post
    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 .
    No, there's no subterfuge here. I just think that both of them have inflated opinions of themselves, that's all.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicElle View Post
    Unless this is yet another "Teehee, someone's pretending they're not gay" thread, ............
    Patrick has already been the subject of one of those. Remember when he told a reporter he originally wanted to play hockey?

    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Maybe she could ask Patrick how you fall 4 times and still win.
    A lousy skater will get low scores for a great program.

    But a great skater will get high scores for a lousy program.

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    I hope they have a great time. I want to see lots of pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    No, there's no subterfuge here. I just think that both of them have inflated opinions of themselves, that's all.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymer Bob View Post
    But a great skater will get high scores for a lousy program.
    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).

    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.

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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.

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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.
    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.

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

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