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kwanluv
March 29th, 2000, 01:46 PM
We're all upset about what's happened last night in addition to the news of MK's short program skating order. I stayed up last night and found out first-hand and it wasn't the sort of news you need to hear at 2:16am <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

But consider this....she didn't fall...she went for the 3/3 and it popped to a 3/2...the 2sal was a fluke (it's her strongest jump)....she has the 3flip planned for the short...this will be the first time the intl. judges have seen her attempt this in a SP in YEARS....and most importantly, she's not defending this year.

We're depressed, but we can't stay down or write this off yet! We need to keep our spirits up!!! Think of how Michelle might be feeling right now. We need to stay positive for her, no matter what happens! I'm sure she'll skate clean, so:

If she gets GOLD..Great <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->
If she gets Silver..that's OK <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

After what she's been through this year, either result would be AOK <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Irina's a great athlete & artist and certainly deserves the title as much as Michelle does. It's just gonna come down to the battle within themselves that will determine the final outcome! They both have good character and Karma (so I'm not worried about MB <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> )

NEVER FORGET EVERYONE - Things change quickly in this sport, one slip, one fall can change the fate for one skater and benefit another. But...the best kind of competition is one in which everyone skates well and I think that's what we'll see unfold here.

Have faith in MK..after-all..she is MK..and she's NOT sick this year <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

CollegeJock21
March 29th, 2000, 02:00 PM
Come on we have to form a positive energy for Michelle (and for ourselves!!) I'm sure she will do very very well at this competition. And let's look at this way...in a way I am hoping that Michelle won't win this year!! Here's the reason:

If she wins this year, next year she'll have to "DEFEND" her title...we don't want that, we all know how important next year's World Championship is. Because we want MK go into 2002 Oly as the reigning world champ right? So that way she'll carry a lotta weight going into 2002 Oly, as the world champ, in her home country...perfecto!!

So if she wins this year...wow she'll have to really "defend" her title next year...God knows what pressure that can be...

But then again, I won't be complaining if she wins this year though...still one more Gold <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

kwanluv
March 29th, 2000, 02:07 PM
That's the spirit!

We ARE the MK FORUM! We're here because we love Michelle for her skating and her spirit. We can't let her down or lose faith <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

sw10025
March 29th, 2000, 02:23 PM
Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm certainly not depressed. Sure, I'd have loved it if she'd blown the socks off everyone, but this is good enough. She still controls her own destiny at this point, she had an opportunity to work out her nerves and calm down a little before the all important SP and LP, and she laid down the cleanest LP performance all year, and she's probably a little more motivated now after doubling the salchow. According to one of the reports, all of her triples were squeaky clean perfect. And her presentation marks for the most part were higher than Irina's so if she can just hit that 3-3 and execute all the rotations on the salchow...

Shallah
March 29th, 2000, 02:37 PM
happy with herself - PROUD even of how she did. Medals are icing on the cake after what she has accomplished already in her career. She has gotten gold or silver in every competition for many years now and this without the consistancy of figures to keep a skater on top!

Nothing she can do on the ice can make me stop being a fan of this wonderful young lady.

She still rocks!

She could never jump again and I would still want to watch what she comes up with for programs!

Valerie
March 29th, 2000, 02:38 PM
You're certainly correct. There is no use for us to be disappointed and depressed. I saw an ABC Station commercial on the weekend, where Michelle said that she feels like she is bringing the entire country with her to the world championships. I am not from the United States; however, Michelle needs her fans from all over the globe to stay strong with her. We need to continue to believe in Michelle--she will feel it too!

"Fear not,
I am with you.
Be not dismayed,
I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
and help you."
Isaia 41,10

I believe that all our love will be felt by Michelle. Michelle will be glorious!

loke2000
March 29th, 2000, 02:53 PM
Now you're talking!!!!! This is the best thread yet today!!!! Positive thinking will prevail!!! Tonight I will burn another candle for MK and another on Friday and another on Saturday...It's NOT over yet.....Actually this is the best part.....as we wait the anxiety level rises, the sugar level drops, the blood pressure is boiling, but hey this is the storm before the calm......we will see that beautiful rainbow SOON!!!!!Have faith...And for those of you who are feeling depressed....we need you to stay focused.. MK needs you now more than ever....Won't you join us? Love you all anyways. Besides, maybe our emotions are getting the best of us. We need to redirect all of our feelings and move on. Today is done and over with. But Friday and Saturday awaits our cheers and hopes........MK will shine!!!!!!! Love you guys... You just wait and see...I promise.

Shallah
March 29th, 2000, 02:56 PM
Michelle got TWO First Place Ordinals! see here: www.icecalc.com/events/wc...SEG030.HTM (http://www.icecalc.com/events/wc2000/results/SEG030.HTM)

Go watch Hands and listen to the lyrics ~

Not to worry cuz worry is wasteful...

I won't be useless, I won't be idle with despair

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kwanluv
March 29th, 2000, 03:24 PM
Loke <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> Thanks for your words, I thought this thread was needed to raise our spirts! I'm glad it's working, it's working for me! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Those lyrics for hands ring true Shallah!!!

Keep those candles burning! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Gina
March 29th, 2000, 04:08 PM
That in the first GPF in 96, Michelle was 4th going in to the long and won.

Anything can happen. She just has to be 1st or second. She is capable of doing great things. We must have faith. I think I'll try not checking the boards on Friday. Maybe that will show some faith to the skating gods and I'll be rewarded.

Gina
Who is babbling because she put in a 15 hour day at work only to come home and see the disappointing results

kwanluv
March 29th, 2000, 04:23 PM
In following Shallah's Lead <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> here's another song/performance you all should go and watch tonite:
MK's performance to "One More Time" at the Hershey Kisses FS Challange 1999.

IMO the most beautiful thing I've ever seen her do. MK at her best <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Here are the first four lines of the song:

Nothing I must do...
Nowhere I should be...
No one in my life...
To answer to but me...

How true Michelle, it's all up to you.......

Googoo
March 29th, 2000, 04:44 PM
LOOOLL!
OF COURSE it's not over yet!! Don't be silly people!
GO MICHELLLLLE!

Kara
March 29th, 2000, 04:50 PM
this thread is helping<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> . sw just made a fabulous point: this is the best she skated TRV! and we know she has no real problems with the sal, and that she can hit that 3/3. also, this will be her *6th* time skating it, so she should be comfy in it.

my main worry is that she'll fall in the sp and we'll be crying all over ourselves right along with her. i can handle mk's getting the sliver bcz i like irina and bcz of the whole 2001 world argument...but please do it WELL, mk<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> ! i will be crushed if she takes herself out of it in the short. the fact that b&s are out, and s&p didn't medal (and that poor nice jamie was just crying her eyes out!) makes any mk stuf a lot harder to take.

okay, so that's my worry, but yeah, this is a positive thread<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> , so i'll try to keep it that way: she skated well, with just the right amount of imperfections to give her something to shoot for in the lp without being over or under confident. so, let this 2nd place get you going for the short and lay down a CHALLENGING sp and make the other ladies come and getcha<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> ! wooohooo, go mk! we love you!

Teddy99
March 29th, 2000, 05:02 PM
I AM FEELING THOSE VIBES KWANFANS KEEP 'EM COMING!!! I know I'm not depressed or too, too worried about the SP. I'm thrilled to the gills she's putting her flip in her SP! I think it shows that Michelle is definitely ready to take the next steps and adding difficulty in her programs. I KNOW she will ATTACK and nail that 3/3 in her LP! This was only the qualifying round, I think Michelle is in a very good spot, we all knew the top 3 spots would be MK, IS, and MB...now we know the order, maybe there won't be as much pressure on her..atleast I hope not! I'm pulling for Michelle and have really good vibes about her chances at Worlds!

BTW, I really, REALLY love the layback pic with the new a arm position...YESSS!! GO MICHELLE!!

Teddy99, keeper of the title: "Michelle Kwan, #1 Skater of the Decade!"

Valerie
March 29th, 2000, 05:15 PM
I never knew this board was so energetic until last night. I've rarely been around here in the evenings, but anyway I'm glad I have the opportunity to write so many messages.

Kara, Jamie's tears along with her mother's, along with David and Richard's comforting hugs for her made me all teary-eyed as well.

Michelle is a brave woman, a beautiful skater who we watched grow. For the first time, this year, I feel that Michelle is a woman. Michelle has always been artistic, but now she has a womanly presence that I don't feel in the others. Michelle will continue to widen the horizons, and as long as we stay optimistic and continue to be confident, our love for Michelle will only travel to her. She'll be glorious.

Goodnight, it has been an emotional morning-afternoon-evening. God Bless.

Googoo
March 29th, 2000, 05:29 PM
WHY Michelle is going to ROCK in the SP!
1)Her double axel comes first. No pressure.
2)Her 3 lz/2 toe is sooo consistent!
3)Well she will fight for the 3 flip. At Nationals she got too relaxed and fell. This time she knows not to do that and to not let up!

Mordecai71
March 29th, 2000, 06:12 PM
I can't wait to see her SP! Its gonna be awesome! When does the SP start?

pentelHB
March 29th, 2000, 06:19 PM
Why are people saying stuff like, "well, there's always next year."???? SHE'S STILL VERY MUCH IN CONTENTION FOR THE GOLD!!!! YOu have to give positive vibes. GO MICHELLE

Icare
March 29th, 2000, 08:16 PM
Michelle is one of the most strong-willed person I know. She enjoys competition more than any other skaters! That's why she stays eligible! Win or loose, MK is not the little girl we used to know, and I think after these many years, she and Frank know how to handle any situation! Yes, she can still be nervous, but to me that is the right emotional outlet! As an avid fan, of course I want her to win. But, she is the only person she needs to answer to! If we believe we can have any positive influence, that is praying and blessing, and channeling our positive energy. Any naysaying should be saved to one's diary. Lol!

Rene
March 29th, 2000, 08:26 PM
I'm DYING! Where did you see the picture of Michelle's new arms in the layback?????

Rene
March 29th, 2000, 08:27 PM
Of course she can do it. She really is the best skater out there IMO. I just don't trust the judges, not her.
She will do GREAT.

ML
March 29th, 2000, 10:32 PM
<font color=red size=5>Michelle Kwan</font>

<font color=purple size=3>Skates with the Power, the Beauty & the Majesty
that make simplicity a Grace

Like delicate Wind
Soaring on the ice
Joyful & Angelic</font>

Terri
March 30th, 2000, 02:55 AM
I have complete faith in Michelle. I'm going to try and watch the short and long unspoiled. I hope that I can make it!

Teddy99
March 30th, 2000, 03:30 AM
If you haven't seen the laybak pic I was talking about, it's in MK variations thread...2nd layback! OK, I came online this morning hoping to find SP standingds...not yet huh?!! OK, well I'm gonna head to work and maybe by then we'll have some scores!!!

Teddy99 keeper of the title: "Michelle Kwan, #1 Skater of the Decade!"

muri
March 30th, 2000, 04:11 AM
in prayer & support for MK.
God lead me to psalm 83: Prayer against a Hostile Alliance.
I dedicate this psalm to MK & the 'hostile alliance' she may be facing.
Thanks for your psalm Valerie

lavender
March 30th, 2000, 04:33 AM
I think the ladies short is on friday.

Teddy99
March 30th, 2000, 05:14 AM
LOL! you're right, I guess I'm just anxious to get things started! COME ON FRIDAY!!

Teddy99 keeper of the title: "Michelle Kwan, #1 Skater of the Decade!"

Marco
March 30th, 2000, 05:35 AM
I am happy Michelle landed the 3 loop and the 3 flip. The 3 flip is crucial for the sp and the 3 loop was right at the very beginning. So I am still very confident about Michelle.

Since most of us have not yet seen her performance at the quals yet, I am happy to know that Kelly B (who had the worlds page) actually thinks that Michelle was "first rate" and should have won. No matter how the judges think, Michelle is already THE champion in all of us, right?! Now my only hope is for Michelle to skate 2 clean and brillian programs, whether she wins or not is already not important. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Go Michelle!!! Skate your heart out!!!

galadrielle
March 30th, 2000, 05:47 AM
I'm so not depressed and not worried.
I think Michelle will stand up and do what she's really capable of doing, and I certainly don't take the qualifying round as any kind of foreshadowing. Just have this feeling she'll ROCK THE HOUSE.

I actually think it's great that she's got such an admirable and worthy competition in Irina. Let both ladies not kill each other on the practice ice <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> (you know, the <!--EZCODE ITALIC START-->crash<!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> incident?)and do GREAT and knock <!--EZCODE BOLD START-->us<!--EZCODE BOLD END--> dead with their skating, no matter the outcome.

GO MICHELLE
GO MICHELLE
GO MICHELLE

kwanluv
March 30th, 2000, 08:25 AM
Everyone's being so positive!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

This forum rocks!!!!

MICHELLE ROCKS!!!!!

Thanks to all who have posted here on my "rise-up" thread! I know I'm feelin' GOOOOD <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

skateguru
March 30th, 2000, 09:14 AM
<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> I'm far from giving up on Michelle. She will still be my favorite skater even if she doesn't win. C'MON MK, KICK SOME BUTT!

COMPROF
March 30th, 2000, 03:41 PM
I posted this on another thread, but it actually is more appropriate here. I was reminded at my Bible Study last night of the power of the tongue to bring life and/or death, to hurt or to heal, etc. What we speak makes positive or negative, good or bad things happen. The theology behind it is way too long (and for some, perhaps not appropriate) to discuss, but the practical application is one I have seen first hand. So, no matter what doubts or fears I may have I will not give voice (or word processor application) to them again. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Googoo
March 30th, 2000, 03:55 PM
Comprof why don't you start a thread about it in random chat? I find that very interesting.
Well in that case MK IS GOING TO ROCK THE HOUSE! I TRULY BELIEVE IT! GO MK GO!
Btw I know I have asked this in so many threads and forgive me but will we know the SP results by tomorrow morning? What time will it be occuring? Thanks!
BTW You guys are so funny... my mother told me that we are having KFC for dinner tomorrow (mind you we have KFC maybe three times a year) Do you think it's a sign LOL?? <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

CollegeJock21
March 30th, 2000, 04:09 PM
And turn the adversity into power!! Look you guys, this competition isn't over until we hear the last artistic mark of the last skater. Now the short program hasn't even started yet! We all know the short program is very nerve wracking. And that might make Irina or Maria crumble...who knows.

Michelle is going to be brilliant!! I know, I know it. We must believe in our girl, and also believe in ourselves!! I believe my judgment is right...being a MK fan. I knew she's a champion even before she's ever won any gold medal. There's just so much in her, honesty, modesty, inspiration, spark, passion...I know she will persevere, even if she won't be perfect, I know....

Just take a minute and relax!! It IS only a competition. This is NOT life and death...I wish Michelle think that way too, like in 97 Worlds. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->