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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 08:08 pm
I just noticed today's date was the birthday of one of my favourite figure skaters (obsessive much?), so I decided to see if I could find anything on the web on him. Lo and behold, I find a post on [livejournal.com profile] ontd_skating dedicated to him! (And even though it's on a ONYD comm, the post is pretty straightforward, with many, many pics, videos and info. <3)

The reason why I am a (Russian) figure skating fangirl for life: Alexei Urmanov

I'm pretty sure the costume pictured at the beginning of the post is the reason why he caught my eye in the first place... Real men can wear sequins, dammit! (And ruffles... And gloves. ;)

BTW, is it wrong that the protagonist for the original story I was going to do for Nano is inspired by him? Or is it just plain creepy? XP

In other news, I really should be writing at the moment, but I feel no inspiration; it's very frustrating. :/ I keep on starting to write stuff, but am unable to finish... And I also want to draw, but I'm not happy with my drawings either (I tend to only draw tiny thumbnails while I experiment with costuming, sigh)...
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 09:10 am
Curse you SO, for wanting to watch America's Best Dance Crew last night... I missed part of Evan Lysachek's awesome performance. :( (Mind you, I normally like watching b-boys poppin'-'n-lockin', but men's figure skating takes precedence over that in my book. ;)

First impression of Olympic men's skating this year: form-fitting black with sequins is IN this season, especially with black gloves. (Not that I have any complaints; but it really did look like a bishonen lover's paradise on the ice. XD)

Impressions of Olympic men's skating and skaters, tl;dr )

Now I kind of want to work on my original figure skating-inspired story ideas... (Incidently, one of them is inspired by both Firebird and Sheherazade, the two pieces of ballet music that Lycechek skated to. ;)
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Sunday, August 30th, 2009 12:37 pm
I must thank [livejournal.com profile] myaru for that Chicken Tikka Masala recipe she posted a while back... I finally got to make it yesterday, and mmm, it tasted a lot like what I usually order at the Indian restaurant nearby (which closed a few months back, doh). Me and the SO have been eating this since yesterday, OM NOM NOM.

I really wish I had noticed the coconut milk substitution for the cream though; I used half & half, which was okay, but I think the coconut milk would've been tastier. :9

In related news, I can't believe there is a "What Would Brian Boitano Make" show on Food Network. O_o (And yes, he uses a variation of the South Park song as his theme. XD) My inner figure skating fangirl is simultaneously amused and cringing inside... Brian, I like you well enough, but you ain't no Alton Brown. XP

(Hmm, I wonder if I should make a Food tag, now...)
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 02:36 pm
(I've been wanting to post this for a while, mostly for my own benefit. ;)

I've taken to watching figure skating regularly again... ^_^; It was one of my first fandoms when I first came on the 'Net, so I have a still soft spot for it... And it's been a very good season, so far.

Ruminations on the past season, tl;dr )

On a related note, I have just made an ice mage named Aleksei in World of Warcraft... I am such a dork. XP (Yes, I know my main is a mage, but I refuse to make Roymustang anything but a fire mage...)
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Saturday, October 14th, 2006 05:24 pm
Been watching Kyou Kara Maou on Youtube lately... I can see why the series is popular; it's got a lot of what I enjoy in an anime series: fantasy, comedy... (And the shonen-ai elements are a bonus. XD)

When Fandoms collide! )

EDIT: Heh, I guess I'm not the only one who noticed this connection... (It's nice to feel vindicated. XD)
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 07:40 pm
Happily spending Valentine's watching Olympics men's figure skating and scarfing chocolate. (Yes, I like watching pretty boys on ice, so sue me. XD)

It might seem odd, but I usually cheer for the Russians since they're generally more artistic... (Though I root for Canada as well, the top Canadian men's competitor already fell in the short program. *sigh*)

*watches some more* Geez, I forgot how much I hate one of the American skating commentators... He usually dishes out a lot of backhanded compliments, IMO. (Just compared the Swiss guy's costume to his curtains; his outfit wasn't even that flashy. :/)