Scott and Tessa are just special.
Not that many people outside parts of the Jersey Shore hang out in full make-up and swarovski-studded swimsuits. So that's special-ish.
Give her credit, she's not biting her lower lip over Detroit while she's doing it.
But stop the presses - Scott has seen Tessa in her swimwear.
"I think there's a lot people don't know about our lives."
Well, we know you've been married for four years, we know you share a child who is nearly three years old and we know the child's gender, we know you're ice dancers and won the Olympics in 2010, and we know you train at Arctic Edge. We also know how old you are and we know you are epic, insatiable liars, find yourselves adorable, and claim you represent the best of Canada, so alrighty then. That puts Canada in a different light.
How much more do we need to know, really?
So maybe the pool scene is going to tell us. If they're dying to share, bring it on.
Whack-a-mole! Fun! This is that stuff nobody knows about them, how they hang out at carnivals because they don't have a child at home.
This (above) is also the sort of thing that advertises that the reality show is another load of pure manipulation. It's not for them. Because if it WERE for them, they wouldn't leave their kid out. They don't give a shit about what's in this documentary, as long as none of it is true.
|Full make-up, as you do when training.|
Not sure those are actual tears. I see no water.
What is this, exactly. Is she living the part? Is it a performance value or just some strain of sociopath in her. Generally speaking, when she takes the ice, she doesn't look back. With a couple of disconcerting recent exceptions, that's been her. So perhaps when she commits to something, she blows right past the big picture and focuses on achieving the best result with the task at hand, which is lying her head off.
I'm not sure I believe all that much in karma but when Scott and Tessa start talking a lot, the past shows it doesn't work out for them so great on the skating end. It's like they try to force reality with the forced conviction of the words they say and the attitudes they strike, but reality can't be bullied as easily as, well, other things.
Case in point would be 2011 when a whole platoon of Moirs (and Virtues) took themselves to Moscow to witness Scott and Tessa retaining their World title and instead had to stand there realizing they'd saved their pennies, acted like it was a sure thing and faked part of the 4CCs all to see the Americans win the first World title in ice dance for the U.S.
There's London Worlds last year - no need to go into that, but same.
This year already, Scott announces that he and Tessa aren't riding the roller coaster, they're DRIVING the roller coaster, just so you know, bitches, and they wanted to come out and make a statement and blah blah blah oh hello short dance score in the sixties and barely breaking a hundred in the free dance cause you didn't get levels and messed up elements.
IOW, the louder and more in your face they get, the more they are compensating. I guess that's the short way to say what my fear is. When they're this obnoxious, this ham handed, things are not that great on the skating front, sometimes for legit reasons (hey, she just had a baby) and sometimes for reasons that may include that for all their crying about zones and bubbles and driving the roller coaster they've spread themselves too thin and they've pandered too much, as well as the simple fact that what they're doing vis a vis the public and the management of the sham, and the content of the sham, is wrong. And that tends to show up and hurt you. And no matter how grandiose you are about yourselves, you can't prevent that. It's like whack a mole. Pound it down here, it's gonna pop up there.
And actually, I do believe in karma, as explained in wikipedia:
Karma is not punishment or retribution but simply an extended expression or consequence of natural acts. Karma means "deed" or "act" and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, that governs all life. The effects experienced are also able to be mitigated by actions and are not necessarily fated. That is to say, a particular action now is not binding to some particular, pre-determined future experience or reaction; it is not a simple, one-to-one correspondence of reward or punishment.I'd doubt Tessa, Scott or the Moirs worry about karma because in their minds they've done nothing wrong, and in their minds it's the fault of other people. The sport. The public. Etc.
Karma is not fate, for humans act with free will creating their own destiny. According to the Vedas, if one sows goodness, one will reap goodness; if one sows evil, one will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future. The conquest of karma lies in intelligent action and dispassionate response.