Jan. 24th, 2015 11:05 pm
helsinkibaby: (natekensihug)
So this weekend we have US nationals and Canadian nationals in figure skating.

And as the Canadian men taking the ice, a news report, unconfirmed, appears on twitter. By the time the final flight take the ice, it's confirmed.

Toller Cranston, six time national champion, dead at the age of 65.

One of a kind, innovator, artiste, legend.

And possessed of one hell of a sense of timing, on the ice and off.



Mar. 26th, 2014 10:22 pm
helsinkibaby: (tessascott)
So World Figure Skating championships in Japan began today and already the WTFery is strong with this one. Aside from the continuing judges love for Hao Zhang and partner (which I have been DoNotGetting for over 8 years now), we have the president of the ISU coming out and saying that he wants to eliminate short programs because no other sport is judged over two sections. (There is so much wrong with that statement I cannot even, so I won't.) He also wants to keep anonymous judging. Because that's working out so well, especially post Sochi.

But as if that wasn't enough to have you choking on your cup of tea, there comes the news this evening from unnamed sources that Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov will skate in Japan and then split up. No word on what she'll do but he will apparently skate with Sinitsina. The Russian fed has allegedly signed off on this and will make it official post Worlds.

Some context for the WTFery- they won the bronze medal in Sochi. The two ahead of them have, for all intents and purposes, retired. Not only are they the red hot favourite for this title, they are the red hot favourite for all world titles up to 2018, and the OGM too. (Early days but there is that much hype with them.) They are Russian, a federation that has traditionally taken the "If you win us medals, you will skate together until your toes fall off" approach to partnerships. This whole thing is unheard of and I can't quite believe it on many many levels.


Jan. 18th, 2014 10:53 pm
helsinkibaby: (iansgirl)
Been meaning to post this here for a little while but just got to the computer tonight...

There are no words to say how excited I am to see this series... if I were on twitter I would now be using the following hastag -- #pleasedontsuck . I will not use it for a tag here but know that I am thinking it!
Most of my week's free time has been looking at European Figure Skating championships(the Brits got a bronze you guys,I am excited!) and trying to download some of US Nationals and Canadians which were both on last weekend... my twitter got quite the workout! Loving how Jason Brown's free skate has gone viral- close on 2 million views or something on YouTube? and at least two people linked to it on my Facebook feed, with one of them tagging me in the comments and telling me to check it out... this was Wednesday; I'd already looked at it an obsessively huge amount of times. Ah, normals.

And The Following starts back in the US on Sunday, here on Tuesday and my period of denial must surely come to an end. *moments silence for the denial* OTOH, any advance press I've read about it has Kevin Williamson telling us that it's not going to be the same show as season one so there may be wiggle room for my denial if I indeed treat it as an entirely new show??? If not, well, what the hell, it's not like I'm a stranger to AU...
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So, looking at stuff on youtube and this comes up....George Strait. And Garth Brooks. On the stage. Singing together. Garth literally taking his hat off to his hero. I got chills.

Also, in YouTubing for the last post, I came across this gem which I had never seen, from the Night Moves special in 1991. Brian Orser and Katarina Witt skating to Lady in Red. It is cheesetastic and mullet-tastic in ways that only 90s skating could be.

And just because, my two favourite bits of this year's CMA Awards --

And also, guess who has this movie winging her way to her on DVD? THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE!

helsinkibaby: (tessascott)
14 Write about your first fandom crush(es). (Post a picture of them if you can!)

I've been trying to think of this one and I honestly keep coming back to it, though it's not a fandom as such... but I've loved Brian Orser since the 1984 Olympics when I was seven and I love him still to this day. (I have rooted for skaters I don't even know because I saw him send them out.)

I can't post a pic on DW, so here, have a video. This is Brian's last Canadian Stars on Ice tour and the music is I Believe in Happy Endings/The Story of my Life by Neil Diamond. Grab a tissue before you press play.

15 We're halfway there and it's a Friday! Just pimp something you've made and/or written. (And if you haven't written/made anything, pimp something from someone else that you love!)

I'm going to have to go with the thing I'm proudest of lately, the longest thing that I've written in an age: my Het Big Bang entry. It's The Following, Mike Weston/Debra Parker and it's the season written from their POVs. The summary read In "Chapter Two", it was Parker and Ma'am. In "The Final Chapter", he called her Deb. This is how Mike Weston and Debra Parker got from there to here The end scene was the third one written and I love it.

Warmer for the Spark

And to continue the pimpage, this is the marvellous art that [personal profile] twisted_slinky did for it.

Marvellous art that made me squee
helsinkibaby: (mollylestrade)
Delighted with the news about the Veronica Mars movie... Looking forward to seeing how it pans out and because it needs to be said, well done fandom!

Trying to see some of Figure Skating worlds, have men's short taped but saw the top 3 on Facebook this morning, went "Holy smokes" and promptly hit YouTube. Awesome! Hoping for good things in the dance!

Sherlock rec - Five Men Molly Hooper Loved (And One Who Stayed. Character study, Molly/Lestrade


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