This week’s headlines:
ISU releases schedule of international competitions for next season
Nebelhorn to have entry restrictions & team event
Czisny & Weaver & Pojé relate last season’s travails
Johnny-Weir Voronov talks while headlining Ice Dreams
More music & Grand Prix preference news
Viktoria Pavuk comes out of retirement
Iliushechkina & Kocon split confirmed
Mozer & Zhulin groups choreography travel
Interviews with Hurtado & Diaz, Hochtstein, & Johann Wilkenson
More show news
Following the ladies short from my computer at work today, crabby because our shared drives had malfunctioned and undone a whole lot of work I’d done on them *again,* I was initially very upset when I realized Gold and Wagner were not going to finish the night in three-spots position, and even if the latter could easily pass the two skaters just ahead of her in the free, the three skaters right behind her could even more easily pass her. But then I considered first poor Elene Gedevanishvili, not even making the free, though in her case her chances of qualifying for Sochi at Nebelhorn are pretty good, and then the Russian ladies, now needing some major comebacking to get three spots, and when their field was already shaping up to be far more of a bloodbath than the American ladies field would be with three. That really is a damn shame. Puts Gold & Wagner’s plight into perspective. Still, I’m going to be a wreck trying to watch Saturday night.
At least I properly enjoyed watching the short dance tonight, though I was anxious for Weaver & Pojé, but they seem to be doing fine. But now my twitter feed all seem to be of the opinion that the judging was an outrage, while all spouting different claims of how it was an outrage, some of which contradict each other. Pechalat & Bourzat deserve to be ahead of Bobrova & Soloviev , or behind Weaver & Pojé, or W&P don’t deserve to be put so high above Chock & Bates, or C&B are scored to high anyway. So…yeah. I think I’m just going to be happy Sara Hurtado & Adria Diaz got into the free, and I’d embed their short dance here, but there isn’t a vid available yet that I know of, so instead have a pair of Brits that I’m also very happy for:
This week’s headlines:
Weaver, Yan reportedly injured
Golden Spin of Zagreb & Denkova Staviski Cup
Ten different countries hold Nationals
Russia holds Panin Memorial
Done a little early(I recorded most of it in the early afternoon, though I had to wait for the junior events to conclude in Quebec and getting information about the men’s competition in Taipei was a huge pain) so I could have the Olympics closing ceremony on now. Or at least as much of it as NBC deigns to show. (Grrrr.) August 6-12, 2012
Let’s see if I can finish this up tonight…my head started throbbing so badly this afternoon I went for the painkillers and I was drowsy all through the editing of this: July 16-22, 2012
I haven’t yet gotten myself to see how much of the sound made it through. Either after the Winter Classic or during one of the intermissions, probably.
ETA: Annotations done, no sound dropped this week! Yay!
This was actually my first day at my new job, so I did most of this on Sunday. Which will make recording what actually happens on Sundays harder, though at least it’s Japanese Nationals next week, where the time zones work to my advantage.
This one I started working on earlier still, but I didn’t have much time for it this weekend anyway. Still despite MovieMaker crashing four times while editing and then a fifth time during my initial attempt to convert I got it uploaded around nine-and then it would not process. I finally slept on it and woke up to find it finally had processed, and just finished the annotations.
I actually started this one Sunday, in hope I might figure out some way to get most of the work for these done on the weekends since I may not that long from now find myself working full time. I haven’t yet, but at least this one got uploaded early enough I was willing to risk using some recap footage from this week’s Battle of the Blades, though after seeing the performances blocked this morning I wasn’t using footage from they themselves. Thankfully it wasn’t blocked. It’s not annotated yet; that’ll be done after Dancing With the Stars. ETA: Finished the annotations, discovered in the process I forgot the last two titles. Well, it wasn’t like they were completely necessary…
And apparently I am now allowed to upload videos to YouTube that are longer than 15 minutes, but honestly? This is taking enough out of me; if I tried to do longer I’d go crazy.