gwenfrankenstien: Shawn Sawyer skating dressed as a neon butterfly. (a very serious sport)
I totally forgot to post this one here!


Fight Song (figure skating montage) from Gwen Frankenstein on Vimeo.



Vid: Fight Song
Music: Rachel Platten
Fandom/Ship: Ladies Figure Skating, gen
Summary: I was all set to make an ice dance montage after Worlds and then the ladies event happened and I had about eleven simultaneous emotions and made this instead. Every one of the top-six women has so much to be proud of.
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (gwen watches skating)
"what the fuck is gwen even talking about anymore" post part two: ladies! )
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so i just had a conversation that went like this:

Chava: Why is everything suddenly going onhiatus until March?
*on hiatus
Gwen: so you have nothing else to do except watch skating with me? :P
Chava: Heh, maybe
Gwen: do it do it
Chava: You'll have to send me some then
Gwen: -steeples fingers-
Chava: Uh-oh
What have I done?


and this is much easier and more efficient than sending her individual links to things. plus i can throw a DW link at other people too!!
what the fuck is gwen talking about all the time anyway pt 1: men's singles )
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (gwen watches skating)
When we were at Nationals they played all these montages between events and one of them was really great and made me super emotional and I was like, "I could do something like that!"

...This is nothing like that.

(It's mostly about Kurt's ridiculously shiny pants.) )
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (gwen watches skating)
So one of the things that happened at the CSOI show which sparked this whole terrible figure skating feelings spiral was that Joannie Rochette skated to Robyn's Indestructible. In a shiny black catsuit. (Here's video of the Vancouver version.)

I've been in a lot of internetless places lately, wherein I coped with boredom by making icons. Credit for the original photos goes to Tina Tyan, Brett Barden and David Carmichael, and Andrea Chempinski.

Preview:
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Wanna love you like I'm indestructible )
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (fucking ice dance)
(This post doubles as a one-day-and-five-minutes belated Canada Day post)

There were a lot of things I was considering doing if I got this square, it applies very readily to nearly all my fandoms.

But then while I was messing around on youtube watching through everything Kurt Browning has ever done, I came across this:


Kurt: "I'm trying to skate as a figure skater in hockey skates. It's not a comedy, it's a real solo, I just want to show a different aspect of my skating. And again, after twenty years, you're always trying to reinvent yourself. And Canadians love hockey, so I hope it'll work. But it's-- I'm not relaxed. At all. Not at any second in this program am I relaxed. I've got a hat to deal with, and a tie flying around, and a jacket, and these hockey skates, with about this much [gestures, about an inch, inch] balance spot on it, and I have to remember constantly that I'm in hockey skates. If I forget for a second, I'll switch back to figure skating mode and I'll be on my ass in a split second. And I don't relax until I'm done, and even then, I gotta get off the ice."

So what we have here is an internal hyper-awareness of the fact that he's dressed in clothes that aren't his, while outwardly projecting ease and coolness. That's-- well, definitely dress-up kink, and it's incredibly hot. The tension of trying to skate clean and perform well-- perform Sinatra and Jagger respectively-- while not letting yourself actually be comfortable. There is some fascinating shit going on here. I could sit here and babble excitedly about this all night, but this is a picspam post so probably I should get to the pictures and such.

Two more videos and a bunch of photos behind the cut )
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (me and the corpse bride)
Still working on getting figure skating out of my system, as anyone following my tumblr has probably noticed.

Except that also superheroes? So here are some pictures )
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I forget whether this is a thing people know about me but: I watch figure skating and it gives me a lot of feelings; this comes of being raised on Browning and Orser and Stojko and Witt and Brasseur & Eisler and Bourne & Kraatz.

So for the ten years that it's been a thing, I've suggested that we go to Stars on Ice Canada. This year mom actually said yes.

This is a Stars on Ice reaction post, since I have more to say about it than I do about The Avengers )
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (Default)
So uh today I was watching the Japanese Grand Prix and I realised that the world absolutely needs a DC figure skating AU. So then this happened.
Kara, Babs, Dinah, Cass, Dick, Tim and Steph, Dick and Donna. Plus babble. )

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