i’m kind of heartbroken now that figure skating is over. i feel like this has been a summer fling or something — just two months ago, i first discovered johnny weir, and now i pretty much know all the important names. i’ve fallen in love with skaters from all over the world — stephane lambiel, brian joubert, evgeni plushenko, meryl & charlie, tessa & scott, shen & zhao, alexander & yuko, etc. furthermore, i’ve fallen in love with the sport.
it’s hard to believe that so many of those people will retire after worlds. plus, tonight’s gala (which was mediocre, but very emotional at the end) might have been the last time we’ll ever see stephane perform. i hate that i got into the fandom so late, and that i missed seeing them at their prime. i’m sad i missed torino, and worlds in LA, and all of that. i don’t want the new wave of skaters to take over.
idk, idk. i’m just really emotional right now. i don’t want the winter olympics to end. this is the first time i’ve followed any olympics season closely, and i’ll never forget the whole experience of staying up until 6 am every night watching the games. i’m definitely going to cry during the closing ceremony :(
“Weir placed sixth in last week’s long form program. Had he placed fifth, he would have skated to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” in the post competition gala this coming Saturday. Gaga had promised Weir she would attend.”—Advocate.com (BRB CRYING OVER THE INJUSTICE OF IT ALL)