I have to agree. I'm fairly new to the TTW thread but watching the long-list video compilation, it struck me that the singles skaters are way more limited in their MEEPOTS options than the pairs and dance teams.Could we split MEEPOTS into two? Two people have way more options than the singles for epicness.
Haven't you been reading my press releases?
Khudaiberdieva, Elizaveta / Bazin, Egor
Shpilevaya, Anastasia / Smirnov, Grigory
Press Office Notes:
1) Deniss Vasiljevs has been nominated, but boss and vice haven't come to a decision yet.
2) Boss and vice said back in December that a kibosh was coming "some time next year." Let's hope that means not before the Grand Prix Final.
1) Skater needs a complete package to potentially be a top skater at Euros/4CC's/Worlds/Olympic level
2) Skater needs to have the ability to absolutely rock one day and splat the day after. Even better: rock and splat during one program
3) Skater is not afraid of breaking one's heart over and over again
4) Skater needs more splat/messy performances than great ones
1) Worlds/Olympic medalists and Euro/4CC's champions are not eligible
2) Multiple Euros/4CC's medal winners are not eligible
3) Membership and changes to the Rules and Qualities shall be decided by consensus among longstanding posters in the #TeamTrainwreck Threads, subject to points 1) and 2)
4) The pinky166 is not allowed to make more than one proposal a day
5) Proposals can be submitted in the #teamtrainwreck thread
6) New membership is granted only to current skaters
7) New membership is only granted to senior skaters (at least one international senior competition)
8) Membership can be cancelled due to points 1) and 2), numerous decent skates in a row or not being competitive on elite level anymore.
1) Being a student of Volchkova/Rukavicin
2) Big boobs/nice ass
3) Boobs/belly/nipples showing
4) Mule kick
5) Being Uzbek/Russian
6) Last name called Schott
7) Bizarre off-ice incidents
9) Costume (-Malfunction)
11) Bizarre choreography
13) Bizarre salchows
14) Penchant for dying in the second half of the program
#TTW = Team Trainwreck
1930's Belarussian = Katsiarina Pakhamovich
Big Bro = Michal Březina
Bossman = Jeschke (not Norman Jeschke)
Cave In = Kévin Aymoz (from the French pronunciation of his first name and his tendency to cave in)
Comfy Balls = Sondre Oddvoll Bøe (from his brand of shorts for underwear, as reflected on his social media posts)
Danny Salmon = Daniel Samohin
Elvis = Nicolas Nadeau (from his Elvis Presley Free Skate of a few of seasons ago)
Lil Sis = Eliška Březinová
Lovebirds = Two young skaters who display their affection for each other on social media (exact meaning depends on context)
Narcissus and Echo = Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis
Our boy = Dmitri Aliev
Perkov = Anton Shulepov (through his marriage to Perkova)
Perkova = Alena Leonova
Poster boy = Daniel Samohin
Poster girl = Stanislava Konstantinova
Pressman = Vagabond
Queen U = Elizaveta Ukolova
Romsky = Roman Sadovsky (from his moniker on social media)
Telenovela = Deniss Vasiljevs, either with or without his coach (for obvious reasons)
TM1 = Maria Artemieva (Trainwreck Maria #1)
TM2 = Maria Stavitskaya (Trainwreck Maria #2)
Tsareva = (1) To react impassively to success or failure; (2) not to suffer fools gladly.
Unknown kid = Mark Kondratiuk
Vice = alchemy_void
MEEPOTS = Most Epic Ending Pose of the Season
MESS = Most Epic Splat of the Season
MIMOS = Most Important Minion of the Season
POTS or -POTS = Performance of the Season
Tursy-POTS = Kiss and Cry Performance of the Season (from Elizabet Tursynbayeva's mother)
If I post in this thread, does that mean I'm on #TTW?
No, the skaters are the ones on the Team, not us. But you may aspire to joining the Fans' Auxiliary.
Who decides whether a skater's membership should be cancelled on grounds other than medalling or retirement?
Normally, the bossman, possibly with the advice of vice. But there's always a first time for everything.
Why are Alena Leonova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, and Han Yan on the List?
The bossman has his delusions, and we humor him.
Do you have to be voidy to be on the Team?
No, but it helps. You do, however, have to be heartbreaking.
Is there an anti-American bias here?
Not at all. Several Americans are or have been on the team, e.g., Amber Glenn, Camden Pulkinen, and Gracie Gold.
Isn't this "Team" just a haven for the bossman's favorites?
No. If it were, Alexander Samarin would have been on it years ago.
What is the Black Mark of #TTW?
It's our own special curse, bestowed when the bossman allows a skater to the Team based on a certain number of votes rather than his own judgment or a consensus, as required by Rule #3. The curse has been known to end skaters' careers or send their lives into a tailspin.
Sally Skater and Peter Partner tripped each other after doubling their salchows at last weekend's competition. Surely that makes them worthy of the Team.
In and of itself, falling once or even several times in one program does not warrant membership. Please reread the Criteria.
Why aren't skaters allowed on the Team before they skate Seniors at the international level?
We want to give them time to mature without putting too much pressure on them.
Do Junior World medals disqualify a skater from consideration?
No. If anything, they add to the luster of a #TTW candidacy.
Why is this thread in The Trash Can, whereas From Russia with Love is in Great Skate Debate?
We care about the company we keep.
Is there a King and Queen, or is everybody equal?
No, but we do have the bossman and vice.
Can someone explain what this thread is about/for?
Can I ask to be reminded what MIMOS is without being banned from the thread?
She got the kibosh.When, why and how was Gracie gold removed? She is still competing.
Farewell Gracie Gold!
Entry: Nov 14th, 2016
Exit: Nov 25th, 2019
Career highlights: Olympics 2014, 4th; Worlds 2015, 4th; Worlds 2016, 4th
The skating. The name. The glamour. The star-potential was real right from the start. In best #teamtrainwreck manner you finished with pewter at all major events from 2014 to 2016. The 'highlight' here of course was dropping from 1st to 4th at home soil worlds 2016 in Boston and handing the bronze medal to the -patron-saint! What happened afterwards included some #ttw moments at their best, but we all know how the story turned out. Thus we won't focus on those dark times but look into the future. It took and still takes a lot of courage going out there fighting! Even though this train ride ends for you now, we will support you all the way and hope you can smile with your head up in all days to come!
You softened bossman's heart. 'No Gold in here' was the slogan for so many years, but you managed to sneak in. With such determination and the power of the egg all is possible Gracie!
We are standing by you and can't wait for the moment when your very personal FS will bring down the arena at nationals!
As far as I can see, it's down to her U.S. Nationals FS KnC and Kagiyama's at Worlds.Amber Glenn for Tursy- inclusion please!!!
If she’s the Empress, I suppose she must treat him as her former Peter III.
Wrong Mikhailov!Double do-hard for Bossman
Oh no, I was sure it was Nikita for you
I just sit back and wait for ANL complain about awards results and being all because...
a) No Scimeca-Knierim made the nominations list
b) no Tennell made the nominations list
c) no one informed him about date of polls and thus he missed