Trying to appease the skategods
I'm talking about rooting for skaters in competition. You can't root for the skating of a retired person. (Unless you're taking a trip down memory lane via YouTube, but that's not what I meant.)
Oh, I remember a few FSU posts about how terrible she was for "cheating" on Stas Morosov when she and Trankov started their relationship, even though they were never married. But then, there are posters who are quick to make assumptions about people even if they don't have inside knowledge.Well, as we just saw today, Kaitlyn Weaver is a good person
I'm also pretty sure I've never heard a bad word said about Tatiana Volosozhar.
I'd agree completely with you about that but you've picked two skaters who, outside of maybe Asada/Yuna/Sotnikova or the Fanyus, have had more than their fair share of deranged vitriol spewed all over the internet, and that was in the days before social media so plenty of people out there don't like them.Katia Gordeeva and Michelle Kwan seem pretty likable after all these years.
Yes, some people are just weird.I'd agree completely with you about that but you've picked two skaters who, outside of maybe Asada/Yuna/Sotnikova or the Fanyus, have had more than their fair share of deranged vitriol spewed all over the internet, and that was in the days before social media so plenty of people out there don't like them.
She doesn't have a 4CC gold medal. Maybe she wants a complete set. Otherwise, I've got nothing.Yes, some people are just weird.
But Kaitlyn Weaver really does seem to be very well-liked. I've only heard nice things about Kiira Korpi too - other than accusations that she was getting marks because of her looks, which is not something she could control.
I think Aljona is making a huge mistake that will tarnish her legacy and cost her some of her relationships within skating. And unlike 2014, there's no compelling reason for her to continue her career.
And Harley Windsor is now calling a fan (who is rightfully upset now) "a joke of a human" who should "step aside and stop shitting on people for facts that you don’t know about."
ETA: Windsor has deleted that tweet.
She competed at the senior level for two decades, it's possible that she just doesn't know what else to do now. Really sad if that's the case.Now to see her and Bruno estranged, she takes up with a much younger pairs skater who has a bunch of allegations against him, it's like ... why? There's more to life than skating.
I am giving this stunt a year at most.
I was very happy for Savchenko when she won her OGM, and it was such an amazing performance. All this is making me conflicted about it - but I can still be happy for Bruno, and that Jeff Ballester got to experience it with him.
A million depressions. I remember the night Aljona won OGM after so many tries. I cried. It sounds silly but the performance was so beautiful and I was so moved.
Now to see her and Bruno estranged, she takes up with a much younger pairs skater who has a bunch of allegations against him, it's like ... why? There's more to life than skating.
I know this is an Aliona thread, but I just had a vision of Meagan Duhamel skating pairs shows with Bruno in Europe, Chris K. In the US and Dylan M. in Canada.Apparently, Bruno is also surprised. He posted a photo of his family and something along the lines of: "Family is the best way to get over such news".
So, I guess she pulled another Aliona on him, just like with Robin before and now Bruno will lose a lot of money because his show career with Aliona is not going to happen now.
Aliona is tempting Karma like crazy...this is not going to end well.
I couldn't find it either. I honestly think they expected everyone to congratulate the team and really didn't expect the blowback they so richly deserve.I wonder if IFS removed the post of the pairing announcement . I no longer so it on the page, or I wonder if I’m blocked from that post lol