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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout View Post
    ...you instantaneously catch any mistakes that commentators/journalists make.
    Yes, I get indignant when the people being paid to speak about skating can't even pronounce skater's names properly. I don't care of it's not their language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout View Post
    ...you instantaneously catch any mistakes that commentators/journalists make.
    It wasn't a "mistake" exactly, but the commentator Australian SBS gets has the funny habit of saying that a lady, man or pairs couple is "dancing" to such and such music.

    Except...for when the ice dancers come on and then they're "skating" to such and such.

    Whoops!

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    You know you are a FS fan...

    When you finished the “ISU- How to jump 1&2”, they are so long, so low-cost production, and so... vintage
    (The one with the blue dummy) Will they ever update that video?

    ( I was looking for those videos in YouTube and noticed that all previously uploaded “ISU-How to jump” has been blocked by ISU copyright )


    And... when you had enough from “Despacito”, coz you watch ice dance from group 1

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    ...when you can turn ANY conversation to figure skating!

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    When you set up Twitter and Instagram accounts just to follow skaters and other skating fans, and could care less about following real life friends and relatives there.

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    When you have to explain how the protocols work

    When you have to defend your favorites on why they did what they did/their placements (usually when they win)

    When you hear a music on a skating practice and you lose focus because you can only visualize a skater skating to it

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    When you are reading this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coucou84 View Post
    When you are reading this post.
    On that note:

    ...when you're reading a thread on GS from start to finish even though it may contain opinions you don't agree with and takes hours to get through.

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    When you rewatch all 12 YOI episodes + Miyamoto Kenji's choreo footages because you're done rewatching your favorite programs on Youtube.

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    When you begin to debate the next season in april

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    When you immediately notice mispronounced skater names... I heard someone call Kaori Sakamoto "Carrie" recently
    When GS is one of your Most Visited sites!
    When you think of skaters in their first names, eg. Zhenya, Alina, Nathan, Patrick... then get confused when a more casual viewer says something like, "You know, the Japanese guy?"

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    When moments like this happen:

    It's a "casual" Sunday night with friends family at home, in the background, national TV is playing the Olympics gala, Evgenia is doing her number (of course you saw it earlier on livestream). Someone suddenly asks "wha is this, is it Russian?". And you, take your cool face (cooler than ice) and reply with confident steady voice. It's Viktor Tsoi's Kukushka but this spesific one is performed by Gagarina. Everyone look at you like you are an alien. Who is Tsoi, what is kukushka?

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    Upon viewing on live stream:

    ...you concentrate a little too much on the tech box tally. It's only when you replay the programs that you can fully relax and enjoy the performances.

    ...skaters put on a really good performance, you clap and feel like you should give them a standing 'O' because you see people in the arena standing.

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    When you search for figure skating videos with commentary from other countries, including in languages you don't understand (in some cases craving multiple commentaries about the same program)

    When you know and care enough about figure skating that you don't mind and even prefer watching with no commentary

    When you care about National Championships of other countries, watching videos online soon after they appear

    When practice videos, including practice runthroughs, can excite you and move you. Also, certain skaters move you just by skating around doing whatever, music or no music

    When you watch certain programs over and over and they don't get old no matter how many times you rewatch them

    When the tiniest moments/details of certain programs amaze you, and you carefully list these moments on GS, after which like-minded people agree with your post and start listing favorite moments of their own

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    Saw this on Twitter once - You know you're a figure skating fan when you get a link to a Japanese stream of the US Nationals from a Russian fan.

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    ...you're replying on the top of page 10 of this thread, after reading through all its posts from fellow figure skating fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan4ever View Post
    When you care about National Championships of other countries, watching videos online soon after they appear
    Guilty as charged!

    And you really know you're a figure skating fan when you watch their Junior Nationals as well!

    How about this true story?

    When you hear a song while watching a figure skating competition, and even though it is in a language you don't understand, you like it so much that you look it up and listen to it again, and again, and again.

    And then you get all excited a few weeks later when you find out that the singer is going to be competing on Eurovision. And better than that, they are from a country whose entry you tend to like every year. So you think they are sure to win, and go round telling everybody who cares to listen that she is the one to watch.

    But then the time of the contest comes, and you are disappointed because the song does not do the singer justice. And you think "Could you not just have sung 'Kukushka'?!"

    And then, a year and a half later, you are on holidays and see a sign saying that this singer (i.e. Polina Gagarina) is going to be doing a concert in the town you are staying in!!!

    ...and then you are totally gutted when you read the date and realise that it is a few days after you go home!!!

    All because you heard the song at a figure skating competition.

    Quote Originally Posted by zounger View Post
    When moments like this happen:

    It's a "casual" Sunday night with friends family at home, in the background, national TV is playing the Olympics gala, Evgenia is doing her number (of course you saw it earlier on livestream). Someone suddenly asks "wha is this, is it Russian?". And you, take your cool face (cooler than ice) and reply with confident steady voice. It's Viktor Tsoi's Kukushka but this spesific one is performed by Gagarina. Everyone look at you like you are an alien. Who is Tsoi, what is kukushka?
    You really were the cuckoo in that group then!

    (Sorry, I know it's a cringeworthy line, but I just had to).

    Wow! I never realised that it was a cover version. I thought it was written specifically for the film ("The Battle For Sevastopol")

    Kino - "Kukushka"

    Just listened to the original, and I hate to speak ill of the dead, but I don't like it. Which I was not expecting, because I absolutely love Polina's version.

    It always amazes me how different singers can interpret the same song in such vastly different ways.

    CaroLiza_fan

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    ....when you fall in love with that country your favourite skaters come from. You want to learn not just their language, but all about their culture and traditions as well.

    ....when you follow your favourite skater's favourite bands/singers (even if you've never heard of them before)

    ....you go to events featuring that country in your home town

    ....when you want to know everything about your favourite skater off the ice, including their families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkElephants View Post
    You get very excited when you see figure skating on local tv, and then inevitably disappointed because they're only showing the last 1-2 groups.
    You often turn to Google translate only for translating foreign figure skating articles
    Listening to music and imagining what kind of program could go with it.
    Also, on the flip side, waking up very early just to catch a competition stream.
    Sometimes replaying your favorite programs/moments in your head while waiting in line
    Being the biggest star in your family/friend group when OWG season comes along
    Exactly me it doesn’t say how old this thread is, but I’m replying to this anyway, because I relate (except the first one, because the only figure skating New Zealand has ever shown on TV is Olympics)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkElephants View Post
    You get very excited when you see figure skating on local tv, and then inevitably disappointed because they're only showing the last 1-2 groups.
    You often turn to Google translate only for translating foreign figure skating articles
    Listening to music and imagining what kind of program could go with it.
    Also, on the flip side, waking up very early just to catch a competition stream.
    Sometimes replaying your favorite programs/moments in your head while waiting in line
    Being the biggest star in your family/friend group when OWG season comes along
    Never mind it does say when the date is, how did I not notice...such a dweeb...too much study and not enough sleep playing tricks on my mind 🤦🏼*♀️ also a week late reply but oh well I needed to say

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