If it wasn’t for Johnny’s 2010 Olympic performance, I would have never gotten the courage to go out into the ice. I would have never found my confidence and wouldn’t be the person I am today. I owe him everything.
this man is the reason my genderqueer ass gained the confidence to start figure skating way back in 2006. <3
(in a reverse role model sort of way, I realized that year that if he could wear glitter and makeup while kicking ass, I could certainly put on some jeans and a black turtleneck & do the same. SO THERE, BINARY.)
This reminds me why I really do love Johnny. To be quite honest, I was not thrilled with his comeback. I know the way it played out is not what he wanted either, but it was tough to see the lack of follow through.
But whatever kind of skater Johnny is or isn’t, he’s very, very inspiring. He makes skating seem less like something you need to fit into a box to be good at. I wouldn’t have gotten into skating if he hadn’t been who he was and got the attention that he did.
And if I hadn’t noticed him, I never would have discovered Stephane and all the many heart breakers I now adore and want see succeed. I would have never gone skating on a lark with my BFF and we would have never got the bright idea to start taking lessons. I wouldn’t be nearly 3 years into the sport, learning a camel spin.
THAT quality of Johnny, to make skating seem like it’s for you even if it’s not “supposed” to be, is something very special about him.
I am in love with all of the colors on these crystals.
Other than the color, there’s very little about this that isn’t over the top. Half a corset with gold buttons, patent leather, black mesh, chains and studs, tufts of human hair, and I suppose for figure skating the number of crystals isn’t that much, but the size of them.
And I love it. Only Johnny would, and only Johnny could, at least now. But 8 years from now, I’d be thrilled to see some skater (male or female) pulling a Yuzu and rocketing around the ice wearing an homage to this, or the pink tassel, or the swan, or his Olympic freeskate costume.
While most other skaters said their main goal for this competition was to get feedback from the judges, Weir had a different view.
“I want you to write in your articles that saying thank you to my fans is the most important thing about this competition,” he advised the journalists. “I hope my fans will stay with me throughout the Grand Prix, U.S. nationals and hopefully Worlds.”
Charles Caleb Colton said: “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery.” Hm.
You’ll find more of that
Johnny Weir Fan Art here: SIN.
^^ true true
I am forever amused that Yuzuru must have given his costume designer a picture of Johnny’s Ave Maria costume and said, “But less extreme and more pink pls.”