It seems this is continually thinking up ways to plague me; this week after I’d labored a record ten hours on it, the video of course refused to save normally, and this time the sound merely didn’t get garbled; it outright dropped a couple of times! And coming up this week is the first regional results(I originally included a couple short program results this week, but there simply wasn’t room for them). I was way too tired to post this last night, so posting it now instead:
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Another one that wouldn’t convert initially, forcing me to go the long way round and cause sound problems. At least noone blocked it.
One would think that after a hectic weekend of continually watching the Quebec Summer Skate because the Thornhill stream kept having problems, and a video chock full of too many headlines where I nonetheless couldn’t resist the golden opportunity to yell “MAY DAY! MAY DAY!”, it would have been events enough. And when the video wouldn’t save at first, that should have definitely been enough. But then when I saved it to a huge-ass DV-AVI file and attempted to convert a smaller one, it wouldn’t convert. I finally sweated out the ETA on the iPodME steadily going in the wrong direction, freeing up computer memory in a desperate attempt to get it finished before it stalled, and finally had a file YouTube would take. At least it didn’t get blocked anywhere(it’s embarrassing to report on All That Skate without any footage of Yu-Na, but whatever keeps you viewable), but I think the sound problems must be in the DV-AVI creation, and I ended up spending another half hour adding annotations where information had gotten too garbled, panicking when I thought they hadn’t saved, and finally realized I needed to click on the Publish button. So here it is, and I am going to bed.
In light of Canadian ice dance champions Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier shocking the world by announcing their split yesterday, let us take an assessment of the U.S. and Canadian champions:
I’ve watched various segments of Ice Diaries on YouTube in the past, though never any of the episodes through(the last one especially I could never face up to), but after reading some of the comments on the ONTD_skating during a watching party they held a few days ago, I found my curiousity piqued, and watched through the first episode yesterday on YouTube. It’s been so long I hadn’t even known the whole series actually isn’t up anymore; the user account that uploaded the whole thing is now gone, and only the first three episodes, uploaded by someone else, remain. Watching it now, five years later when two of the girls are now retired and the other two are surprisingly still in it, one having become a pretty big name in the twilight of her career, it’s a lot more illuminating than it seemed back when it first aired.
There are often complaints of splatfests in Ladies competitions, and this weekend was not an exception. Meanwhile, one of the things said about ice dance is that there aren’t too many falls(except for occasional incidents like the 2006 Olympics OD, where there are, until the Italians crashing causes Simon Reed to quip, “Not again!”).
I probably should have blogged earlier, but last week was crazy. Even if the craziness included attempts to watch Four Continents late a night(I only finally successfully stream the Ladies’ long) and buying a last minute ticket to Rise when my Latin class was cancelled. Rise I’m afraid I was disappointed by; Four Continents made my head spin.
Except I really didn’t get to see much today. In fact, the pairs free is going on as I type this, but the freezing got to be too much.
Also, I’ve made an Olympic ice dance montage. It’s available for download at http://en.swoopshare.com/file/cbc741fdf94f8a4554b8d5d00aacb19f/icedance?tags=icedance&lang=en
I saw more of the men and ice dance than I did the pairs and ladies thanks to my limited bandwidth; there was one extremely aggravating moment where my IceNetwork stream was frozen for most of Miki Ando’s program, and then started working again just after she finished! Though things worked slightly better for the last three pairs, but only slightly.