I have to go to work and don’t have time to check the pbp so not really sure what happened in Japan to my girl Kaori, but I am
Could have been Mihara's year. She may not be the most exciting, but that girl had consistency and reliability in spades.
Same thing that happens to most young female skaters around this age, I think. A lot of these young senior ladies came up out of juniors right at the same time. (Rika was a year behind). And now they are dealing with growing up at the same time.
She's always had good rotations, though, and this season, that is not the case. (And delayed adolescence is not uncommon in skating). There was pressure here, for sure. Returning as the title holder is always tough.Sakamoto's 19, though. She didn't move up to seniors when she was first age-eligible so I wouldn't attribute her struggles to growing up. Rather she's never been the most consistent skater, and other than her Olympic season where she really caught lightning in a bottle, a few mistakes in a program is par for the course for her.
I'm completely ignoring the results of Japanese nationals as they make me depressed.
Japanese Nationals. Well, it would be fun to see Shoma defeat Hanyu. Considering the season thus far, probably only a follower of the Team Trainwreck thread would bother voicing this. I will be cheering for Shiraiwa, Higuchi, Takahashi, and Kagiyama. I also hope things go a lot better for Marin than last season.
Enjoy your time off line, boss. We'll be good or at least make a pretnese of trying.My dear train riders,
christmas approaches and boss will be off for 3 days (I am trying to start a drunken Hunger Games day 1 re-watch marathon thursday night, so prepare for the full drama posts then )
I wish you all some lovely days with family friends and loved ones!
Have a great time with tons of food and good drinks!
Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah, happy/merry.... !
(for all those having another 'christmas' date, feel hugged there too)
And as a little early bossman christmas present, straight outta jail with the little help of our ol' buddy Vik:
MESS 2019/20 Shortlist Pt.1
(let me know, when it's blocked somewhere, so I will try to get it up somewhere else)
I like Hanyu, but I like Nathan more.
Unfortunately Fanyu hysteria makes it more challenging for me to toot for him