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2013-01-28 09:26 am


There's a moment when you're able to make the mental leap and everything shifts and suddenly, everything that didn't make sense before, now makes perfect sense.

That happened with Scott and Tessa about a week prior to Nationals. Serendipitous timing. I was frustrated, fed up and willing to just walk away; wondering why I was going to be making the trip across the country to see an ice dance team that I now almost hated.

Then there was that moment. Everything clicked into place. Ah, I get it now. It all makes sense. And suddenly, there was new joy in watching them.

It's been quite the journey, Scott and Tessa. We're not done yet.
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2012-10-31 11:04 pm

skate canada ruined my life.

When I said that I wanted Tessa and Scott to get hot and heavy on the ice, I wasn't expecting that to actually happen.



I've lost count of the number of times I've watched their Carmen. It wasn't perfect and that makes it even more exciting. If it's this amazing first time out, what's it going to look like the second, third, forth time?

Also, they're totally doing it. WE HAVE EYES, YOU TWO.
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2012-10-08 10:44 am


Dear Scott & Tessa:

I've lived through this nightmare before, okay? No need to do it again. That sinking feeling when it was announced you had withdrawn from Finlandia due to injury was all too familiar. I do hope that everything you said in the press release was the truth. Looking forward to Skate Canada.

Love, Kate

In Scott & Tessa world, things are never as simple as they seem. Maybe this time it is just a minor muscle strain. Maybe Scott wasn't partaking in the #PornStarDancing at the bar he was then spotted at the next night. Maybe I won't have to see the headline, "Virtue, Moir out of Skate Canada."

They aren't making it easy to be their fan. Since Scott bailed on Facebook, we're left with a website that's pretty but lacks any sort of content. They should just hire PJ Kwong as their PR rep since she's the only one who seems interested in doing anything for them.
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2012-09-14 07:55 am

124 days.

Guess who's going to Nationals in Mississauga!

omgomgomgomg Victoria ---> Toronto. Meep!
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2012-09-09 08:46 pm

so close and yet so far

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Tessa and Scott will be skating to Carmen for their free dance. It apparently includes a lift that looks like this:



For the short dance, we have a gorgeous waltz composed by Hannibal Lecter. Who knew.

Why is it still over three weeks until Finlandia? Gah.
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2012-08-23 09:52 am


This stupid off-season is almost over. The number of cares that I give about the JGP is pretty much nil but the season of Senior B's is almost upon us (kinda). Rumour has it that Tessa & Scott will return to Finlandia but that hasn't been confirmed yet. We will be seeing Kaitlyn & Andrew debut their programs prior to the GP circuit. Paul/Islam showed fantastic skates at Thornhill and while they're not assigned to any GPs, they are assigned to two Senior B competitions. Someone with eyes needs to judge them against Gilles/Poirier.

Meanwhile, we're smack dab in the middle of Tessa and Scott's run at the CNE. Speculation on their off-ice activities runs rampant. On the ice, they continue to be completely fucking ridiculous. I have a lot of feels regarding this.

Also ridiculous: not knowing what their music is. What's the deal, Marina? The Carmen rumour will probably turn out to be true because apparently she wants them to bring teh DRAAAAMMAAA this season. I just want them to get hot and heavy on the ice, so hey, whatever. I've loved the SDs that I've seen so far, so I'm anxious to know what they have in store for us there.

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2012-07-13 10:57 am


Everyone needs to go and weep over the beauty that is their new website.

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2012-07-09 09:31 am


:) Next month! In the meantime...yeah, I got nothing.
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2012-06-20 10:57 pm

off-season blues

Son of a bitch. How did I make it through last year never mind the previous year when the Tessa/Scott off-season lasted pretty much through to the next season?! There was a brief period of activity with Igor's departure but that was all a bit anticlimactic. Media appearance in Toronto brought about one audio interview and a new article.

I don't know if we'll ever get the news that I'm waiting for but...I just want something. I gotta say, Facebook creeping is way less satisfying since Jess is no longer relevant to my interests.

My countdown timer says that it's 127 days until Skate Canada. How depressing. Hopefully there will another date I can add. All That Skate Summer? Senior B?
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2012-06-04 01:38 pm

as the arctic edge turns

JFC, I was finding the off-season a tad boring but I didn't want for this mess to happen! Last year the partner-swapping was entertaining and didn't involve Tessa and Scott. Coaching dramaaaaz that affect Tessa and Scott are not cool.

So not cool.

So, what happens? T/S remain with Marina in Canton, along with the other top two teams. D/W side with Igor? The Shibs end up in the middle? Everyone leaves Canton? Whatever happens, I think this is the end of Team Canton.

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2012-05-16 02:52 pm


I'm leaving for the arena in about an hour. zomg. So excited!

I spent the morning being creeptastic. I might have already been downtown when one of the cast members tweeted a pic from the hotel balcony. Using my super awesome powers of deduction (aka holding the phone up and matching buildings in the background) I figured out where they're staying. It's a gorgeous day, so I sat myself down on a bench. There was a pond with ducklings chirping away nearby. Very pleasant. Then, as I was idly staring across the street, I saw someone who looked familiar. Yeah, Andrew Poje. With Jeremy and Ashley. I was kind of stunned that I actually saw skaters and just sat there for a while. I got up, finally, and chased after them, around the harbour and down Wharf Street but I lost them when they crossed the road.

Hahaaaa. It was kinda awesome though. If it had been T&S, I would have ran and made more of an effort to catch them!

So. Anyway. We'll see how this goes.
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2012-05-05 10:10 pm

is this really happening

This morning, in my just woken up haze and without my glasses on, I was scrolling through the Twitter feed on my phone and happened upon a link that someone sent me. A link to an article that included the phrase "former girlfriend". Former girlfriend. FORMER GIRLFRIEND. At that point I sat straight up in bed, fumbled for my glasses and then grabbed the laptop.


So, Scott and Jessica are done. History. A thing of the past. The same article chose to focus on how "connected" Scott and Tessa are. How they're not a couple but belong to each other. This off-season is going to be a bitch but next season will be EPIC. EPPIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCC.

Also, I will probably need to be sedated for Stars on Ice. It would have been bad before but now? Holy shit.
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2012-04-30 08:58 pm

sg con, the end

That certainly came and went quickly. I had a grand time, a blur of Stargate faces mixed with video of Stars on Ice. Dancing around the hotel room, celebrating that I was nowhere near the elevators and could actually sleep. It was almost, dare I say, relaxing. At this point, I've met and gotten autographs from nearly everyone and it was such a relief to skip the evening autograph sessions. The only guest that I took the opportunity to personally meet was Kate Hewlett. Because I love her.

Just a brief summary )

And while all that was happening, I was simultaneously freaking out about Stars on Ice. It was weird - in the room, SOI and Scott/Tessa all the way. Outside the room, I didn't really think about it at all. The first reports trickled in and I was thrilled to pieces to hear that Funny Face had not been adapted into a show piece. I couldn't think of how it would work. Instead, we got word that Tessa and Scott had chosen to skate to Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah. And I promptly died.

The next morning, finding that some amazing awesome attendee had captured most of the show and put it on YouTube made my day just that much better. Tessa and Scott, in the "Up" group routine, playing the young and in love Carl and Ellie. (Not much of a stretch. Really.) Scott wearing glasses and Tessa's adorable dress and the adorable moment when she takes his hand and puts it on her belly and he does a heel click! Hee.

Later in the day, I was standing in line at a restaurant, grabbing dinner and idly checking Twitter. Word on the feed was that a video of Hallelujah was up. I grabbed my food and almost literally sprinted back to the hotel. It sat abandoned for a very long time. I have no words for Hallelujah. Gorgeous and moving and intimate doesn't even begin to describe it. The beginning is just...guh. Scott and Tessa, standing together, foreheads touching and slowly, he takes her hands in his and runs them down his face to his chest. They repeat that move several times in the program and I love the moments when his hands are on her shoulders as well. I've watched it an embarrassing number of times since.

At this point, I feel like I'm almost just waiting for some confirmation that they're together off the ice. I don't even know. There's just been too much weirdness going on lately. Is it May 16th yet?
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2012-04-22 03:06 pm

2011-2012 the season that was

It's over. :( I feel like it was just yesterday that we were gearing up for Finlandia and thinking about how far away Worlds was and now, it's all history.

Scott and Tessa )

Other dancers )

Pairs )

Ladies )

Men )
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2012-04-20 08:51 am

i love your funny face...

your sunny, funny face! Oh, wait...no. Goddammit, Scott Moir! Again? Really?

So, World Team Trophy's been a bit of a bust but in a hilarious, it can't possibly get any worse can it, type of way. I haven't slept in two days, thanks to pushing myself past the point of tired on Wednesday night and then, the brewing shit storm after the FD last night.

Tessa and Scott got shafted in both the short dance and the free. I don't disagree with their placing second, just the (relatively) low marks. Tessa was off in the short dance. I thought for a while that she was injured, she was so hesitant. Scott looked damn fine and totally sold it though.

I thought their free dance was marvelous. It was light and flirty and fun. The kiss and cry was pretty cute, with Scott inviting everyone to come and sit down with them and then the kiss he gave Tessa. Then, it happened. Again. Scott made a poorly timed and chosen comment. To be fair, I'm pretty sure that he thought the camera had cut away but dude. Muttering, "Oh my god, I hate this event." while not backstage or just right into Tessa's ear is not cool!

Team Canada's captain, everyone! Woo! I had to crack up at a comment on FSU. Someone imagining Scott's first act as captain: instituting a "NO FUN!" rule. The other countries look like they're having a blast and Team Canada's all, "FML."
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2012-04-14 10:38 pm

11 days.

I'm not even sure how it's less than two weeks until the con but I suspect the answer lies somewhere in a blur of Tessa, Scott, videos, pictures and fanfic. World Team Trophy starts in a few days and I feel like I'm still recovering from Worlds and then the mini media burst from their London engagements earlier this week. Oh well, bring on Japan! Tessa and Scott need to kick Meryl and Charlie's asses one last time this season.

On the way to work this morning, my bus was idling beside a PCL bus at a stoplight. I looked at it and muttered, "Soooon." under my breath. I just want to get away from work and Victoria for a few days. I'm not thrilled about the bus nor the ferry nor any part of the trip over, really. I'm not thrilled that a bazillion guests have been smushed into just three days (I foresee many group panels in my future...). I'm not thrilled that I expect I'll be moping around a bit, wishing I were at a Tessa/Scott convention (aka, skating competition???) but still, it should be okay.

What I am seriously stoked about is Stars on Ice. I really hope that I get the opportunity to meet them this time around. I'd probably puke on my shoes but whatevs. The show's on a Wednesday and I don't work Wednesday nights but I took the entire day off. Just in case.
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2012-04-01 06:45 pm

ain't no valley low enough

Thinking about Tessa and Scott's various exhibition programs since their latest one is so epic.

the beautiful tennessee waltz )
kateanderson: (Default)
2012-04-01 02:02 pm

ain't no mountain high enough

I'll be over there, weeping.
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2012-03-31 07:58 pm

25 days.

Further thoughts on Worlds...even though I haven't really watched a lot of it...except for ice dance...

Da Men )

Ladiezzzz )

Pairs )

Dance )

Up next, World Team Trophy and then, two more seasons! My heart fairly exploded with glee at Tessa and Scott talking about programs for next season and Sochi. :D :D I'm notorious for losing interest in things but it's been two years now with T/S. Maybe by the time Sochi rolls around, I won't be as fannish and will return with a vague, "Are they fucking yet?" but who knows.
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2012-03-29 02:58 pm

two time world champions


It's completely bizarre that ice dance is the first discipline to award medals. I feel like the gala should be happening now and not in two days. We'll get to see them skate a new exhibition program as World Champions. (eeeee!)

So, it happened. I was oddly zen about the whole thing. I timed my break at work yesterday to coincide with when Tessa/Scott would be skating their short dance and stood outside, refreshing the ISU page on my phone. When they came up as leaders, I ran back inside, ditched the phone, shut myself in a room with no cameras and did a happy dance. When I got home, I watched a good portion of the top dancers and Tessa and Scott were, no question, the best.

I was much more nervous before the 4CC free dance than I was today. My heart was still pounding but I'd already seen Davis and White skate and their score wasn't unbeatable. I feel weird saying this but I wish that Tessa and Scott had scored lower than they did. I wish it had been closer. They didn't skate their best and it wasn't as magical as I had been hoping for. Even they didn't look entirely pleased.

But, they are now two time world champions. If they continue next season, they're going in to Worlds in their hometown as the defending champions. No pressure or anything! I hope they'll stick around. I've been watching their old programs a lot recently and I'd love to see them try something along the lines of Great Gig now that Tess is healthy.