B = Brave R = Responsible Y = Youthful lol A = Agreeable :-) N = Noble
I posted in the introduction thread last year when I first visited here, but I haven't posted since then, so I will reintroduce myself now. I'm Bryan. I'm a violist and a college student. I plan on playing in a major orchestra someday. I became a skating fan back in 2003 during Worlds. I hadn't really thought of skating seriously before then.
I first became a fan of Michelle Kwan and I have a large large collection of videos of her. But as her career slowed down and I came in contact with skating fans online, I realized that skating was about more than just her lol. I first saw Stephane during 2004 Worlds. I really enjoyed his spinning ability, but never really took his skating seriously until I started watching videos of him this summer. He's grown to be such a great skater and artist. I really like his music choices as they are diverse and I also enjoy his ability to emote from the ice to the audience which are both qualities I miss in skating. He's also very likable. My favorite program of Stephane's right now is probably his Flamenco LP that he did at Worlds last season. That was a complete program. I don't see those often lol.
I have been making skating montages for the past 3 years now. I started when I realized what Windows Movie Maker was. I had so many ideas about what music would be good for skating, so it was my chance to test those ideas out. Not long after I started making montages, there was the first large online skating montage contest. After competing, I realized how competitive it could be. I make montages for fun, but I have made so much progress over the past few years, so I enjoy sharing my knowledge about making videos with others that ask for help. I moderate on FSVid's montage forum. I have made two Stephane montages. Maybe I'll make one again sometime soon :-)
My favorite movie is the Italian movie Life is Beautiful. My favorite sport aside from skating is tennis. My favorites are the Williams sisters and Nadal. I also enjoy Roger Federer's game more now that I appreciate the variety of his game and his relaxation. I don't think I have a favorite book right now, but Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho are among the books I really enjoy. My favorite color is blue. I wear glasses. I have never traveled outside the United States. I think that says a lot about me :-)
Thank you very much for your nice and very informative introducTIon!!!
- I enjoyed a lot to read more about you and how it came that you started to love figure skating and making montages!
You're first "favorit" was Michelle Kwan - mine ages ago Denise Bielmann and Katharina Witt. Then I had a long time only watched very occasionally figure skating. 2002 started the "hype" about Stéphane Lambiel in Switzerland and at this time I thought: okay - but I don't want to get in this hype too. 2005 - after Stéphane's World titel (though I saw his program only at the news ;D) I decided to watch in the upcoming season more figure skating. Luckily Olys came in 2006 and Swiss TV covered a lot of Figure Skating. First I was more or less only interested in Swiss Skaters . But then I started to discover other useful sites like fs.vids etc. And since I am learning more and more about this nice sport. My interest is no longer only Swiss Skaters but figure skating in generell though there are still some skaters I enjoy more to watch then others but that's no longer a question of nationality .
thanx for writing about ya! Violist - it is very interesting and and playing in orchestra - it sounds great! I have to say that your montages r really beautiful, when i saw ur picture montage at first I totally fell in love with it, you r so talented for making montages Stéphane is unusual skater and he has something what some other skaters are without..
once again welcome and enjoy alway FS and our AS family
I'm Renate. I'm 21 and I'm from the Netherlands. I've been a Lambiel fan for a few years now. Really started in 2004 when I saw him skate at Worlds in Dortmund (where he seriously should have medalled!). ;D
For some reason I never joined a forum about him before though.
I'd like to go to Worlds again next year. It's been a while and I'd love to get his autograph and picture. Of course, ideally he'd hear a choir of angels singing upon meeting me and realise that I'm the girl of his dreams, but let's take it one step at a time.