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(no subject) [Mar. 2nd, 2006|12:58 pm]
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new journal entry on sashacohen.com

and various links from google video
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icons~ [Feb. 26th, 2006|12:03 pm]
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Lo and behold. New member. I just turned a Cohen and Hughes (the younger one) fangirl after this Winter Olympics :D Why? Because we didn't get Winter Olympics broadcasts in Indonesia, no. But I moved to SF for college this year, so. My luck.


I come bearing 4 sasha icons and 3 Emilys. From the Olympics 2006 FS :3 If people like 'em, I'll try making more.


Take, comment, credit :3

( Totally fake cut, baby. )

x-posted yei.
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(no subject) [Feb. 24th, 2006|10:19 pm]
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Just wondering what song Sasha skated to in her 2nd performance at the Winter Olympics?
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Good article on sasha and why she won silver [Feb. 24th, 2006|05:47 am]
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seattle times.

This writer gets it, rather than some others who wrote things like "true to form shasha [messed up,]... and at age 21 it's doubtful she will ever change", or that she didn't deserve the silver.

He also explained how sasha beat irina based on the new system. Kind of makes sense to me, though I still think she might have gotten a boost because her short was so good despite the numerical tie with slutskaya. :-)

Happy landings all! :-)
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On Beauty [Feb. 24th, 2006|02:41 am]
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[music |Romeo and Juliet]

Reposted from sunjoy

Johnny Weir is into the finer things in life: caviar, filet Mignon, designer clothes, staying in hotel suites rather than slumming it in the Olympic Village. In this context the two final quotes on the favorites page of his website are quite striking:
"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
-- Tolstoy
"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love."
-- Tolstoy

What is the delusion? Thinking that that which is beautiful must be good; or thinking that only good things can be beautiful?

What is beauty? There's an incomprehensible beauty to Sasha Cohen's skating; she does what all the other women do, and yet when she attains a spiral it seems an utterly different creature to what the others have done. This beauty and grace won her first place for her short program. It was a different beauty that won her a silver medal overall, even after two falls in a shaky free skate (AKA long program). Grace may be beautiful, but it need not be good; Lucifer (and his incarnation as Sauron and Melkor in Middle Earth) was the most graceful of all the angels.

Other things that grace can be beautiful. In Sasha's case it is tenacity: despite chronic inconsistency and a fever she achieved greatness at Nationals (her performance there would surely have won gold at Turino; despite two early falls in her free skate that should have put her out of medal contention altogether, she skated the rest of her program with every breath full of the perfection she'd have shown if she were still skating for gold. Yes, she continued to smile and skate well like all athletes of her caliber do after a setback, but it was more than that which won her the silver; her soul did not give up. This added beauty to her that wouldn't have been there if she'd skated perfectly. Beauty in that skating rink today was not in being good or even great. It was in winning by failing.

Selected quotes from sasha's website that reinforce why I'm so gaga about this woman:

What is your greatest fear?

Loss of purpose, sense of self.

What is the trait you most dislike in yourself?


What do you consider among the greatest virtues?

Genuine kindness and personality.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


What is your most marked characteristic?


Who are your heroes in real life?

Everyone who has triumphed over themselves.

What is your motto?

Reach for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land in the stars.

The last is such a cliche. And yet it is precicely what she did today.
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SILVER MEDAL! [Feb. 24th, 2006|01:25 am]
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SC Olympic results (spoilers) [Feb. 22nd, 2006|03:04 am]
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don't read if you're waiting to watch on TiVOCollapse )

I'm not a skating fan by any means, but i like watching skating/speed/hockey events. Johnny and Sasha blew me away with their performance at Nationals! I mean really blew me away. I really like Matt Savoie too, but I guess he's not technical enough for the judges.

Here are the charities Sasha supports

And US speedskater joey cheek is really cool for having donated to charity his $40,000 in winnings from his gold and silver! espn says with matching grants it's come to $400,000 :-)
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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2005|05:03 pm]
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[mood |crankycranky]

Hi. I've made some icons.

Comment & credit, please.

-click here for some more Sasha, and also Plushenko, Joubert and Weir-
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(no subject) [Jan. 1st, 2005|05:46 pm]
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My new website Ice Dreamz http://www.icedreamz.com
is just about ready for launch, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak at it and at 7 new paintings (which are currently on sale at my ebay store http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQgotopageZ1QQsassZWendykathleenartQQsorecordsperpageZ50QQsosortpropertyZ1

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New Here [Dec. 6th, 2004|10:37 pm]
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hi everyone, my name is Joelle, and I too am a HUGE Sasha Fan. Unfortunately, I am not a skater but my younger sister is and I live vicariously through her. I am currently going through Sasha withdrawls since she has skated much this season at all. Can't wait to see how she does at Nationals!
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