Friday, September 26, 2014

The incredible shrinking Tessa

This totally current photo of a very petite Tessa (even the boobs are suddenly petite again)

Edited caption: Warp tool abuse
reminded me of this photo:**


posted in the blog's early days, wherein we see Jessica and Scott photographed enjoying together time at the beach in Santa Monica, CA (2009, during Worlds), without beach blanket, bags, keys, sunblock, water, ipod, snack, etc., as you do. They were teleported, or space shipped. 

Which is to say, there is Tessa, off to the library, waiting for the UFO that's carrying her books, car keys, bag, house keys and i.d. They really are unique.


We can see from the image of Scott and Jessica what a romantically secluded part of California the beach at Santa Monica must be**, because here it is clearly beach weather, what with Scott and Jessica lounging on the hot sand in their swimsuits without sporting so much as a cover-up or fleece, and yet the damn beach is practically deserted. Or maybe the beach is deserted because:

Temperature in Santa Monica during the 2009 Figure Skating World Championships held in Los Angeles March 23-29:

Monday  (the cut-and-paste here is off - "Actual" should be above 62 F, and so on.)


Tuesday



Wednesday


Thursday


Etc. I promise it doesn't shoot up to the high seventies and beyond the rest of Worlds week, plus the temperatures can be verified at any historical weather website. I guess being Canadian, these temperatures feel like Aruba to Scott and Jessica. If not, one wonders why they're not actually physically touching, considering the chill.

*Also this photo:


Pregnant knotted shirt, HPC 2010.

**
Beach at Santa Monica

Maybe they're taking the season off
to rehab Tessa's withered right arm.
They should also have the city or county
look at that severely warped sidewalk on Tessa's
right (our left).

For comparison, look at the image in the middle of the green shirt photo strip. In that image, her left side is much closer to the camera lens - closer even than her left arm up above, where her body is only angled slightly. Yet in the middle image with the green knotted shirt, both shoulders make sense to the eye - everything matches up. In the "nerd" photo, the woman is bird-boned and teensy on her right, and an entirely different scale on her left, and they don't match. They don't scan. Not to mention the sidewalk situation.

I think they've been doing this nonsense way too long not to know the photoshop fail jumps right up and bites you.

P.S. look at how completely warped the front of the car in the very back looks. I think the warping of the car closest to the lens is concealed somewhat by Tessa's teensy, tiny, birdlike right shoulder.

Oh hey - the tree's a bit narrower lower down,
and widens as it goes up.
As long as we're at it, what about this one:


Again with the withered arm. Her left side slightly angled doesn't explain that shrinkage, nor the size of that shrunken forearm in relation to the upper arm, the left hand on her hip looks like she's got a Dooneese hand (this photo is just ridiculous the more you look), the grass/lawn on either side has different resolution and the scale doesn't match, the seam of her skirt dresses left. It's angled slightly to encourage the impression that the difference is just natural forced perspective, and not manipulated, but when you look at the grass and the freaking arm and hand, it gives itself away. Compared to images where the forced perspective is natural, the difference between photoshop and untouched is obvious. #tresdisingenuous*

SNL's Kristina Wiig as Dooneese.
*I swear, I wonder if they warped "grew" her right arm, the one closest to the camera. Even though what's closest to the lens always looks large, there's more than large going on here. The angle and proportions of that right arm don't work with the right part of her torso, even though that's the larger side of her body in the photo. Looks like it's made of play dough. Just look at both arms. They're both weird. The huge right arm is also warped.

P.S. While Tessa's "Here I am, exactly as I look today!" output appears to be going crazy with the warp tool (Filters - Distorts - Liquify in Photoshop) and then washes it all in the same color filter, there's also aspect ratio (I haven't scrutinized the images for this yet, but think it's obvious in some video from 2010-2011). 


From what I read, most digital cameras are 3:2 or 4:3.

The fun part is you don't have to alter your camera settings. Aspect ratio can be changed in post, in any photo edit application, including applications as basic as MS Paint.
There's also Photoshop's

content aware scale

which can slimify and squish, while keeping everything in the photo that's important, something the crop tool alone can't achieve. And there's skin tone protection tool, and other tools to keep important elements in the image consistent while it's manipulated. This is stuff anybody with photoshop can do, let alone people who've known, worked with and befriended countless professional photographers, some of whom reside where they live. For professional photographers, these sorts of fixes are nothing. It's very helpful as well if the images have low detail, which, as we've seen, describes almost all of the output generated by Tessa and Scott's Department of Sham, from her ice bucket challenge video, to her energy drink mania workout, to the image below of Scott, Cassandra and Enabler, and beyond. Finishing off with a color filter is popular because color and "effect" filters wash over the entire finished image, helping to conceal resolution and color tone disparities.

For anyone who thinks this would be OMG, so much trouble! the way many fans think everything to do with the sham is OMG, so much trouble, when in fact, it's as easy and lowest common denominator as it can possibly get. Just about every photo we see is tweaked, not just sham photos. Teeth get whitened, pores disappear, eyes get brighter, color tones pop. It's just sliding, dragging and clicking. It's hardly labor to change aspect ratio, use content aware scale, and use the mouse to warp someone. Go to youtube. Even people who struggle with the spoken word have this stuff nailed. It's not rocket science, and it's not "time consuming" which, to fans, if they think something is time consuming, it just can't be happening.

It's fun to look back at Scott and Jessica photos and see how old fashioned. All they seem to be working with are color filters, crop, and tilt or rotate.

I never even looked at all this stuff vis a vis the sham until Tessa started getting cute with it on twitter.That seems new. I thought the Scott On A Boat facebook photo was odd, but wrote it off to the normal stilted juxtapositions the sham uses when it dips its toes in the water with a new sham gf. I also thought this was odd:

in a "did they photoshop them all in there? Did they just transplant Scott's head in there? Were all three just layered over the background? Or is it just garden variety sham stiltedness." Cassandra's hair, the fact that we only see Scott's face head on, and other attributes of this photo would make it easy to manipulate, especially considering the resolution is really low. And considering there's a pretty strong outline around all the hair. Scott and Tessa do have binders full of professional photographers who'd be delighted to help the kids out with easy fixes. Myra Klarman isn't the only one.

BTW, in the golf image, the background is broken up by Tessa's body into four subdivided segments. That helps control overall distortion and limits it to segment distortion. Naturally, none of the segments work with each other. In the nerd photo, her body (head to hips) bisects the background, her bent arms break it up further, and there's the tree and the sidewalk grid creating a very useful background grid.

Educational extra:


85 comments:

  1. I'd put money on the Nerd picture actually being from last fall. It obviously was taken in fall because there are leaves on the ground but Tessa is nowhere that tiny at the present time and that vehicle in the background is the Audi that was used in the production of the show, which has since been returned to the dealership.

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    1. How do you know they returned the car ?

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    2. Her arms are drastically different sizes.

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    3. ^I am, obviously, not a photoshop expert, either doing it myself or scrutinizing other people's images. There are, however, regular people who can nail a photoshopped image in seconds flat, and I've had fun reading their breakdowns on other websites. And, there's web pages devoted to photoshop fails. Which is to say, look at, for the most glaring example, the sidewalk to the left of Tessa's shrunken arm. The warp filter was used on this photo - the sidewalk by the right side of her body is warped because they were warping the right side of her body. It also changed her head/body ratio. Those aren't her proportions even at her thinnest.

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    4. ^clarifying - when I say "left" I mean our left, looking at the photo, and I'm talking about the same side when I talk about "right", meaning Tessa's right.

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    5. Yes, I also wondered if something was going on with photoshop because of that tree, and just the general angle of things seem off. Now that you mention it the sidewalk does look like it doesn't quite match correctly on both sides of her. The arm thing to me looked more like it had to do with the way she was oddly standing though. And with the knotted baggy shirt (over her favorite black stretchy pants) to make her look like she had a waist, I figured had to do with the illusions of making her look not pregnant.
      I totally agree with the whole point that she doesn't have anything with her, as well as the "mysterious" person taking her picture. Does she often pose on her sidewalk while asking neighbors to take her picture on her way to the library?
      That's not an Audi.

      The beach picture and temps are pretty funny. I guess it's taken far enough away we can't see their goosebumps.

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    6. I believe the vehicle was listed as for sale by the dealership sometime earlier in the year. I might be mistaken but either way, photoshopped or old, it's hilarious that Tessa is trying to pass that photo off as reality.

      Who is supposed to have taken that picture, indeed. Her mother? A neighbour? A friend that she was going to the "library" with? Or maybe we're supposed to think it's Semple since he has now moved to London and lives with her. Whoever it was, it definitely wasn't Scott.

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    7. If you view a photoshop fail page, it becomes clear that her arm is from i-warp, not just from the angle, or doing "skinny arm" with her arm angled back. It's exactly, exactly like a warp fix. The sidewalk on her right is a classic example of what happens to the near background when you shrink one side of yourself. Look on either side of the red circle and her two sides don't match either.

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    8. ^I used an image from Santa Monica during real beach weather to show how ridiculous Scott and Jessica were, but I also googled "Santa Monica beach, 2009" to find a real concurrent picture. Scott and Jessica posed in March. There's a photo from April 2009 where the beach is slightly more populated than we see in the sham picture, but not crowded, and everybody on that beach is covered up in, at the minimum, t-shirts and long shorts. It's clearly not sunbathing, bikini, laying out weather.

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    9. ^It's very unlike Tessa to forget her cute accessories such as her books and a cute bag to carry them in, or something to keep her keys, i.d., the basics we need when we leave the house.

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    10. Tessa's nowhere that tiny at any time, nor are her proportions/ratios that jacked up in reality.

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    11. ^It's not just her right arm, it's also her right shoulder that doesn't match the left. She looks tiny boned on her right side from the shoulder through the hip, and more substantial on her left side.

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    12. I once travelled to a beach but it was too cold to swim. Still we urged everybody in our group to take off the shirts and act like we're having a beach vacation just for the heck of it.
      It's not necessary the sham that made Scott and Jessica pose like this.

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    13. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByOdYd8CQAEOK5P.jpg

      This picture from the other day seems more in line with her current proportions. Even in all black, from the front, with a jacket and baggy shirt, you can still see it. I also believe it was truly from that day, in contrast to anything she posts on social media which may or may not be from that moment. Like the gym and forklift pics, for example. Given how she looks I would put them closer to current, but there's no way for us to really know if they were from that day, or what has been done to them before they were posted.
      Just like the difference in how she looked in the "professional" TIFF pictures posted slightly (or days) later, (who's goal, btw, is to make people look good in their pictures and sell), versus how she looked in the fan pictures from those same days.

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    14. In Scott and Jessica's case, I beg to disagree. They're not a real couple. This is not a real "let's remember this" photo shoot. It's complete bullshit.

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    15. 11:52 - wire service photogs - any photos on the job, after they get their shots, they sit and photoshop the shit out of them before submitting. No matter what the event. They all know the score. None of them are in the "gotcha" business - not those credentialed to work the red carpet and wanting to get credentialed again. The game is to send out the most flattering photos around. As Tessa isn't "officially" pregnant, photos showing her looking pregnant won't be published. Look at that one of her striding on the red carpet, far side of Semple, 3/4ths concealed.

      Isn't it interesting that at an event such as the event where Scott caddied for Tessa, there is an absolute minimum of regular participant or fan photos that hit the internet. Why is that?

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    16. 11:52 - there she is with her technique from 2010. Wear a jacket, have it open. People will focus on the silhouette inside the the jacket, the open sides serve as a frame. People won't consider the parts of you that are inside the jackt.

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    17. ^Right, that's what I mean. And you better believe she also knew that any of those pictures of her would be smoothed out and lightened, etc. before they were published. There were a few put out immediately that looked more true. Only a few, and I'm sure even those were not left completely alone/quickly cleaned up. After that (including the ones from the Day 2) she magically looked "skinny" The giveaway was the sudden loss of dress wrinkles in her midsection (in addition to the flat-looking stomach).

      They keep a tight reign on others and have made sure to supplement with plenty of other "real" and "current" pictures to deem the actual real pictures as the occasional outlier.

      Regarding the jacket picture. Yep, that's one of her fail safe tricks. I just think it's funny that you can still tell even with all those other things she should have going for her - front shot, black, baggy shirt on an angle. I know her face shape can change depending on hairstyle and the time of day as well (water-weight), but it's really round there too.

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    18. They're not the only ones who keep a tight reign. It's the norm. Remember when super unflattering pictures of Beyonce at the Superbowl were released? Think it was mischief, not the photographer him/herself. Beyonce's publicist tried a cease and desist but it was too late.

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    19. 11:30 AM, the funny thing is, even though it's March, and unseasonably chilly in Santa Monica - full on sweater weather at the least - and they decided to pose in swim wear just because, they're supposed to be lovebirds. It's chilly and they're exposed. Wouldn't long term devoted amoureux like Scott and Jessica just naturally snuggle up? Look at them. They're posed as if they're playing a game of sit-down twister where if contact is made with another player, you lose.

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    20. As far as the make of the cars they were given to drive -- I know the first year they showed pics of them with the cars (matching black cars) they were Audis. Last year (when Tessa got a white one and Scott a black one) they were Kias. Afaik they never explained the switch in car companies. I don't think they've shown what current cars they're driving but whatever it is, they're not driving the same cars as last year's Kias. Those were returned. Perhaps they're driving Kias again, but they would have been exchanged for this year's model.

      I don't know enough to recognize the difference in cars. But if that car behind Tessa is last year's Kia then we know it's not a current picture.

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    21. I thought they had Acuras.
      The one behind her is not an Audi or a Kia.

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    22. 8:57 here. Acuras! That's what they had last year. Sorry, don't know where I got Kia from. I did say I don't know a lot about cars. Although I'm sure two seasons ago they had Audis.

      Is it possible that car behind Tessa is hers? What make is it? Does anyone also know what year it is?

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    23. How do you know the car for sale online was Tessa's? It could just be the same make/model.

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    24. That car could be hers/theirs (although there's something "off" about that too). They still have Acura as their sponsors, and last week when they did the promo she hashtagged their cars...or what they used to have at least (if we can believe her). Since they're still in partnership with them and have multiple tweets about it, (the other at the golf tournament), I suspect they are still driving that brand.

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    25. I'm not trying to shut down the conversation at all, I just wanted to say this detail-oriented discussions could be missing the forest for the trees. We have no idea if that's Tessa's car in the picture. Maybe her neighbor has the same car she supposedly had last year or two years ago. My neighbor across the straight has the exact same car as me - make, model, color, and year - and it's often parked in front of or near my house.

      Similar with the photoshopping comments... these photos could be photoshopped, or just old, or taken at weird angles... does it really matter? The photoshopping argument is not obvious enough to convince anyone.

      My concern is that someone will figure out or prove that the photos are real (like maybe Tessa will dump a bunch of photos from the same day that are clearly from a recent event), and that will cast doubt on the credibility of this blog's "theory" over some miniscule details that weren't important anyway.

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    26. The whole point of the blog is to chronicle what Scott and Tessa put out in the public realm, not to "convince" people they're married. The point of the blog is that because the blog knows they're married and they're parents, the blog can see that the public is being manipulated, set up, hoaxed, scammed and shammed not just by Scott and Tessa, but with the enthusiastic assistance of many people in sports and entertainment (and fashion, and public relations). They hoax by outright, bald-faced lying, and they hoax by image messaging, so the blog looks at both.

      It's similar to - the point isn't that Davis White are crappy skaters - the point is that an entire sports complex has hoaxed them into an unearned Olympic gold medal, two unearned World titles, and many other unearned wins, and the public has been hoodwinked and manipulated.

      The difference, of course, is that the facts the blog knows about Scott and Tessa aren't available as facts to everyone who reads the blog, but the facts about Davis and White's skating are available to anyone with eyesight and an internet connection.

      I think photoshop does matter, and from the examples I've seen on line, and the difference in the photos from the right side of the image to the left, I think it's extremely probable, not just in perspective, but in resolution, color tone and saturation. The photos are there and people can look at them and decide for themselves. I never ever want to not look at something, or do what I think is worthwhile speculation, because of concern over whether someone else will believe it or not, or because my take on what's going on with something Scott and Tessa have decided to put out might be off base. That's not my problem. I can't be concerned with whether people believe the blog or not, and measure what I post about with that in mind.

      Certainly lots of comment section participants come to the comments under the mistaken impression I'm out to convince them, personally, and somehow can't continue unless I can make them believe me, but that's erroneous.

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    27. We (me and I think most people) can't worry what other people think and believe or how they react. That's exactly the sort of fan mentality the blog pushes back against. Look at all the people who visit the blog, absolutely livid because other people believe it. That's ridiculous. If someone looks at the photos in this post and also suspects they're photoshopped, and then it turns out that they're not, so be it. Scott and Tessa pump out a huge load of lies every time they engage the public, whether in an interview or on social media. They play games like nobody's business. They've set people up a ton. You can't scrutinize them with that in mind - what if this is a set-up? What if it's just LOOKING like photoshop and then when it turns out NOT to be photoshop it's "gotcha!" So what? Suddenly she never had a baby if it turns out they're not photoshopped? Suddenly she's not married to Scott and he really dated Cassandra? Nope.

      It looks like photoshop to me. There are plenty of pages looking at the HUGE amount of photoshop in everything from entertainment to (to my surprise) news and tabloid photos. There are clear indications that's what is going on with these two examples of Tessa - the warp feature works very particularly and is the most popular feature in photoshop. Tessa really overdid it with the golf photo, but the big tell is the impact on the background. Look at the sidewalk tilt in the nerd photo, look at the size and resolution of the lawn/grass on the right in the glove photo and that teeny Doonese hand on the left, and splinter-like forearm/wrist.

      Even the web sites that look at obvious photo shop don't have "proof" without the original, but you can still make an educated observation.

      I disagree that the photoshop argument isn't obvious enough to convince "anyone", but more importantly, I'm not trying to convince anyone. I know Scott and Tessa's marital and parental status for a fact. With that as context, the blog looks at what Virtue and Moir put out in the public realm.

      I understand your concern, but I've never wanted to hold back because of that. The blog does not know about Tessa and Scott's marriage and child from anything in the public domain. It's not a "theory" deduced from "evidence". Based on these facts about Scott and Tessa, it is a fact that they're lying, and it's a fact that they lie constantly.

      There's a ton of stuff that's in public, that's been pumped out by the sham, that the blog and others look at and speculate about.

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    28. Remember the discussion in the comments on a previous post? Someone talked about Scott and Tessa's "junk narratives." They pump a shit ton of crap lies and bullshit, and manipulation, into the public realm. The most recent manipulation is in our face - Tessa's twitter. Look at what she did from the day she launched (I'm just a happy, charming, friendly, enthusiastic, appreciative girl and SCOTT MOIR is my caddy, and I have no problem sharing that! to her coming out first thing Scott's birthday to tell us she's dancing that day to a fuck all you haters song, shows up again so we KNOW she's there, and makes it the fans' problem that they thought maybe she'd acknowledge Scott's birthday on twitter - or at least acknowledge that they'd acknowledged it.). That's who she is. That's what they do. That's malice. They're "gotcha" to the bone. They USE their authentic personalities - the sweet, charming, friendly, unassuming aspects of themselves - as bait. Then comes the sting. How many times have they done it? It's not an accident.

      The person who talked about Scott and Tessa's "junk narratives" in a prior comments section said that it's just to be expected that fans take Scott and Tessa's junk narratives, and junk them up even further, that they basically ask for it by dumping all this swill into the public domain. They can't control what fans do with it. Fans are going to miss by miles at times (the Scott Moir fucked my friend blog) - but that's what you get.

      No, I'm not going to side eye every single image that Tessa puts on twitter. Wait - yes I am, because we'd be idiots not to side eye every single image she puts on twitter. I'm not going to pretend to see things that aren't in them just because she's running a scam, however. At the same time, I'm not going to ignore what looks off because I worry I'm "wrong". Her twitter is a chain jerking instrument, it's the main sham vehicle on social media.

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    29. Both photos had color filter applied before they were uploaded, so the entire image is filtered the same way, but it doesn't really conceal the resolution/saturation/size differences, nor the unmatched backgrounds right and left.

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  2. Heh, I'd never seen the green shirt photos before. Why would you pose for that while that pregnant when you're trying to hide it, and why wouldn't you photoshop it or use something to distract from the stomach?

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    1. Well, I guess Skate Canada didn't have the warp filter. That's from HPC 2010.

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    2. The middle shot is a real stand out.

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  3. Interesting observations. With regards to Tessa's nerd picture - on my laptop it appears that her right side of her body has mild sunstroke while her left side of her body appears like her natural tone...

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    1. It's not just the right side of her body. What happened to her shoulders in general? Tessa has such extremely wide, straight shoulders vis a vis her torso, that at times she can look as if she's got a curtain rod across her upper back. Those shoulders are a wonderful asset, but can also make her proportions look funky in the wrong outfit. For example, early versions of her Farrucas costume featured a bodice with a dropped waist, and then a very long, wide skirt, taking her legs mostly out of the picture. The result was a silhouette that looked like a giant upside down triangle on top and a tiny right side up triangle below the dropped waist - just odd and not the look you want when you're dancing/skating. Tessa in the nerd photo has "normal" shoulders - even on the left.

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    2. I never checked for photoshop in the sham photos before, although obviously professional pictures are cleaned and tweaked. Look at all the official event pictures from her golf outing with Scott, versus that one shot of her by a fan (not the photos WITH fans - the one of her actually golfing). It made sense for the lies to stay strictly on the three dimensional side of the lens; tweaking the actual photo other than using beauty filters left them at risk of being busted. Considering the nerd photo has been manipulated to hell and back, that's just more support for the idea that they really don't care if they're busted. Goes back to acknowledgement. She could give birth on ice and nobody would report it unless Tessa acknowledged it herself.

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    3. I completely agree that the golf one is completely messed up (that grass is hysterical), but what I don't get is why. Why did that one need to be altered? Because she wanted to make herself not look as wide? I figured the pic was homage to her new boy toy who is all about that kind of thing, and the point was we were supposed to think he took it/was there with her.
      Or was it just used as practice for future pics?

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    4. "Or was it just used as practice for future pics?"

      Who knows how long they've been photoshopping. I see that golf picture more in the context of, they don't care if they get careless sometimes. The public accepts their narratives, they want to jerk the chains of those who call them out on lies and who say Tessa might be pregnant. In their eyes, mission accomplished.

      Who is going to call them out in any public way that would actually expose the lies and make the lies stop? This blog has been exposing their lies for more than 3 years and they obviously could care less. It makes no difference to their actions, they continue as if there were not any blog calling them out. IOW, this blog exposes photoshopping? Eh.

      That being said, I agree with OC's standards for discussing/exposing the sham and it cannot be dependent on fear of VM's reactions. They're liars. Why should OC or anyone here tiptoe around any issue in case the speculations are not entirely correct in a given occasion? It's on VM for putting the lies out there and leaving themselves open to all sorts of speculations. They lie to the public and we the public have a right to analyze what they're putting out there to see if it's a lie (like so many other things they do).

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    5. If you look back at 2010, Tessa got extremely bodacious behind. Not just the rear, but the thighs. She'd also added muscle to her glutes and her thighs, so the baby gain was on top of that. There are a few photos out this time that show the same weight gain pattern. You're not going to see many candids of Tessa where you see her ass this fall, and that's putting it bluntly. The difference is too huge, so to speak. Most of the photos we see of her, she has her arms held so as to cut off her entire back end, especially if there's a non-pro camera anywhere near, and a few times even when it was a pro. The rear end also provides a different angle on her entire body and its changes, including the front, and makes it more difficult to do sleight-of-visual hand with the front.

      She doesn't give a shit that Ryan Semple seems to be an ass man and she wasn't trying to imply that he was the one who snapped the photo of the glove in her pocket. She wanted us to get a view of her trim rear up close, and used the glove as a pretext. A couple of photos had come out where the real story was in our face, so to speak, such as from the ... soccer event (think that was it). This was a counter move.

      Even if the fears of the person upthread who's afraid it's NOT photoshop turn out to be well founded, the fact remains that photoshop, or odd angle (and all the tells say photoshop), the angle reduces her left hand to the size of a Doneese hand, a teeny knob, and that means the hip it rests on is reduced to the same degree, whether from the angle or from photoshop, and the photo is a fake out. Going by that grass, her wrist, and the ridiculous size of the hand and wrist (and how abruptly and unnaturally it all narrows, and how balloon like the upper arm and shoulder is by comparison) - it's photoshop. Forced perspective is natural. Our eyes adjust. We don't really think the small thing in the background is tiny. We think it's in the background (because it is), or a bit further away from the lens. There are thousands of photos of Tessa at an angle, front and back, shoulders and hands visible, and never does the side angled further away from the camera shrink like THAT, to where it's wizened.

      The size of Tessa's left wrist and hand isn't natural forced perspective. I bet if you got out one of those scales of measurement da Vinci used, it would tell mathematically.

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    6. 7:37 - we're of like mind about what they're doing and why. The golf photo wasn't "Ryan likes asses and he took this photo of mine!" Chances are Tessa Virtue has no freaking idea what accounts Ryan Semple follows on his instagram. In 2010 there was a substantial alteration in the dimensions of Tessa's back view, it's happening again, the thing (her back end) has been under wraps for weeks and months unless it's an official event photo where everything's cleaned up, but the blog has mentioned that it has been (and how we don't see her front and back, and her arms hide her hips and rear when she poses - not something she bothers about when not pregnant). When the blog (or anyone else) busts them or calls them out on something, they like to one up whatever it is. That's all it is. I don't think they care, either, who notices it's photoshop.

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    7. Let's remember it doesn't matter if they couldn't care less or not. What matters is all those helping them out. People whose job it is to engage the public. People who work for organizations that accept publicly funded dollars (taxpayer money). People who want nothing more than to build a kind of celebrity for themselves, curry favor with others in the limelight. I understand how the entertainment media works, the mutually dependant relationship between entertainment media and celebrities. Sports is just entertainment, what else is it? It's lions in the arena, it's just another thing to consume. It's not different from movies or reality shows as far as the importance of marketing, as far its utility as a machine that generates celebrities that then are deployed by corporations, brands, other celebrities, etc., for marketing and promotion. However, it's pretty new to see how aggressively something that is a flat out hoax is marketed, supported and promoted in the media. It's pretty new to have the journalist/interviewer and its subjects trading on-air in jokes, snickering and swallowing laughter while an interview takes place, at the expense of all the suckers listening. This is really going large.

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    8. I thought her backside actually still looked pretty substantial in some of the TIFF pictures, which were also most likely photo-shopped. Although, having some behind is "in" right now, so they may have kept it, or most of it, for the look, lol.
      I do agree that she's careful how she stands though. Almost every picture we have of her is from head on, unless it's old, or she messes with it.
      The rare occasions where we get a true picture, it's seen as the odd one out compared to all the others. As long as she (or her friends and plants) keep supplying the, "this is what I really look like", pictures, the actual ones will be waved off as bad angle or lighting or clothing.

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    9. And we can see the reasons there's a marked investment in putting down, patronizing and disparaging/dismissing the public that follows this. At every outing, Scott and Tessa are amped up, pumped up and hyped up as if the public should just be glad we all breathe the same air. We shouldn't question, challenge, call out or wonder about anything they say. They're basically trying to immunize themselves by putting the public in the fandom category. There's nothing lower. It's so low that even FANS know it's low, and struggle to distinguish themselves from bad fans, needy fans, fans who spoil it for all the rest. They want to be understanding fans, fans who get it. Virtue and Moir and everyone around it play into this to a degree I think fans will always reject, because it's so disgusting, but they do. It's just about making fans feel like they don't want to be one of those needy, take it too personally (read loser, what's it to YOU?) fans, enough so that they don't question Scott and Tessa. Try telling that to football fans, hockey fans, fans of any real sport, that that's how they should feel about themselves vis a vis even someone like Derek Jeter or Sidney Crosby, and watch how fast you're laughed out of the room. But it works on figure skating fans. The culture encourages insecurity and fear of being put in the wrong category of fan. As if there's a right category, and there isn't. They're all dupes and they're all being manipulated.

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    10. The day after TIFF photos (the blue off the shoulder top with jeans) - look at the ass patrol. It's working full time.

      There's also a picture of her seated in an armchair and she's got herself torqued like she's preparing to drill her body right through the floor.

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    11. ^Even if you look at "Me working out like a maniac after my energy drink!" picture, the indentation in her stomach from when she's bent over doesn't look natural - the angle and the edges of its contour look a bit synthetic. I've been looking at a whole bunch of "photoshop" pages and while Victoria's Secret is always good for a laugh and has lots of oddly contoured and synthetic looking photoshop results, many other publications, even higher end, do the same thing, and, to my surprise, as I said, so apparently do some newswire agencies, even when they're not covering celebrities, and so do tabloids with their supposed telephoto shots (they'll shift things around for better composition and sometimes forget to close all the visual loops that reveal this was done). After looking at a lot of that, you really do do a double take at Tessa bent over in her energy drink photo. I think the issue is the indentation is too marked and too pronounced for the distance she is from the lens and the angle of her body (and the angle of the indentation is a little off as well, especially where it meets her waistband).

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    12. ^2 dimensional, that's what I mean. Of course an image is 2 dimensional, but there's the illusion of three dimensions. That indentation sort of doesn't work with how her torso and waist is aligned in the image, how the rest looks three dimensional. The image overall is washed out and filtered to here and back, which is a helpful tool to finesse distortion.

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  4. Do fans get to vote for the cause of the next imaginary rift? I hope it has something to do with Tessa's pumpkin cheesecake.

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    1. 5:28. Or instead of some great big dramatic rift, this time they'll lament and emote about "growing apart." You know, that narrative of how *different* they are which naturally means they cannot enjoy life together (never mind most couples of the world who are not *the same* and have different interests yet manage to build a life together).

      Oh, and here is the shovelful of pictures to *prove* how different they are. Don't you believe them? Look! Tessa at TIFF. Scott at a fair! Ewww. Different interests. Like VM normally do, their current "different" narrative is so OTT extreme (since when do friends or couples share every single thing in common?). They're so careful to give the appearance they cannot be within miles of each other, that they practically despise the other's activities. It's the red flag that screams *fake!*

      Tessa's twitter and instagram seems set up specifically to give out this narrative. I expect Lawes' social media to join in periodically, echoing Tessa's storyboarding (which in fact it has already done--more to come, that's a given).

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    2. Don't forget he's from Ilderton, and she's from London! (Nevermind they both live in London).
      I love how they always make that distinction, like those places are completely different in both location and culture (the farm vs the big city). Even though if people think about it it's not even anything...but it's just yet another "separation" thing about them that gets put in the subconscious.

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    3. Looks to me they're setting up a ships-passing-in-the-night type irony here. She's getting down home. Chili. Flannel. Fork lifts. She's even got a Scott Moir up-all-night mania going on with the energy drink. He's back in school. Participating in a fashion show. Staying quiet, off social media. She's strutting her stuff with Ryan on the red carpet, his presentation with Kaitlyn was sort of sedate, a la Tessa/Fedor. Wouldn't it be something if just as Scott matured and became more interested in the things she used to like, she became more outgoing, hyper, extroverted and countrified. These kids are never going to get it together. :(

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    4. Kaitlyn's excited about the Gold Medal Plates dinner in Winnipeg - let's see if there are special guests.

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    5. OC 8:23
      IKR. They've been paying attention to fan fiction again.
      Bwhahahaha

      The reality show was a heavy ott serving of fan fiction. They're at it again.

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    6. We just need Tessa tweeting about her love of country music and martial arts films while Scott develops a passion for shoes and chocolate.

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    7. Possibly Tessa will interview how she wanted to invite Scott to a music festival in a muddy field, but hesitated, and then after that she felt funny about calling him at all, and she doesn't know why, but time just went on without them getting in touch, and for Scott's part, he wondered what was going on but once you start not keeping in touch it's hard to begin again.

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  5. I also believe that October will be the month that keeps on giving in terms of pictures/events that will represent - VM are just business partners period...friendship..nope...I am hoping that Scott is really taking some general school courses to perhaps finish his high school equivalency (I am assuming) and perhaps look beyond because the way things are looking in terms of figure skating - I am not sure he will want to go into full time coaching..As for Lawes and team Jennifer Jones...they didn't exactly roll over their competition in Sweden - and even though it's just the beginning of the season - Jones is not one that will want to be complacent...

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  6. OC - yes if I had to guess Scott will be in Winnipeg for the Gold Medal Plates Dinner and Tessa will be in Montreal for the let's bond event with Semple...

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  7. Yup if I had to guess Scott will be in Winnipeg for the Gold Medal Plate Dinner and Tessa will be in Montreal with Semple for the letsbond event...

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    1. It's funny, twitter says Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI. Scott's way more famous. He gets spotted at restaurants and stuff, even regional bars and stores, way more than Phelps, particularly this past summer. How come we never heard about his arrest?

      1) The police had no idea what's a Scott Moir and it didn't ping with any local press
      2) Scott lied about being arrested.

      Even money, I think.

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  8. Tessa and Scott are attending the TWIINS gala tomorrow night (Toronto Rehab and Concussion Research). Tessa only mentioned it after @TorontoRehab described being excited to meet her and Scott. It was part of a spate of tweets @TorontoRehab was sending out citing individual guests attendees. Tessa jumped on it after she and Scott were name checked.

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    1. I'm shocked they're actually attending an event together! They live in the same city, they're in the public eye because of what they accomplished together but they appear reluctant to appear anywhere as a unit. Nevermind that it would be good for their brand (they're a lot more marketable together than apart), it's what all the other skating couples do, platonic or not. Now we've got Scott booked for a Canfund event on his own where he'll talk about an Olympic experience that very much invovlved Tessa, and no doubt she's got an event of her own lined up. I'm guessing the events they're attending together are ones where the organizers insisted they wanted both of them there and they didn't have a choice. They appear to care more about their sham than anything else in their lives, including their children, their career, their relationship. They had a golden opportunity to capitalize after 2010 and made a mess of things, and ever since the blog started they've pushed back in a way that makes it look like they can barely stand to be together. Even if this were true, that's no way to market yourselves! They may be telling themselves they simply don't care about fame and are private people but filming a reality show (and most likely shopping the idea to the Ice Sweat and Tears people before they changed their minds) is the sign of people who crave fame, same thing with the grandiose completely unnecessary sham for people who are tiny fish in the celebrity pool.

      V/M should be taught as an example on how not to market yourself, it really is a huge mess.

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    2. "I'm shocked they're actually attending an event together!"

      I know right? But that doesn't mean they need to act like they're there together, or even stand next to each other!

      Marnie tweeted a picture....

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    3. Looks like black is the new belt. She had to change it up with people watching.

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    4. I just commented on the first post that Klawes has already commented on Marnie's tweet...its a bit too eerie...

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    5. Haha 5:28, I commented on your comment in the other post too, lol.

      Yes, they've been doing it like this way too many times for it not to be planned. Clockwork.

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    6. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/By51I3yIAAAlM_m.jpg

      Oh look what happens when she doesn't post pictures herself.
      It must be their camera...

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    7. Guess she's going with the, dark and grainy, stand half in my husband's side at an awkward angle while he holds me tightly and use his jacket and my black dress cover this shape I don't have in any of the other pictures I usually post.
      Cute picture though. Too bad we're going to pay for it this weekend.

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    8. Case in point...

      We get this picture:
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/By51I3yIAAAlM_m.jpg

      And this picture:
      http://instagram.com/p/tooC7klVCC/

      And then this picture:
      http://instagram.com/p/tomENfKroh/

      She's not only the incredible shrinking, she's the incredible completely change body type and head shape!
      (Man, must have been some event to make the floor tilt.)

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    9. Lol with that last picture. Did the person whose instagram it is do that themselves?

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    10. You know what's obnoxious with fake fan stuff like this, is the hashtags. #Imstillshaking. We get two things with it - fake out, and #omgtheyaresoawesomejustbegratefulwebreathethesameair.

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    11. Since it's currently being discussed here, I'm going with a "fan" posting a picture like that means it's just normal for her body to look stretched and pulled and distorted, with the background all of kilter...she didn't mess with it. How could she?
      Either that or it's so blatant it's some sort of respose/shout out.

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  9. Am I seeing right? Scott Moir posted a picture of himself on Instagram, very nice location by the way #VirginIslands right?? Guess who was the photographer.. Miss Lawes!!! Let Scott's sham begin. #Histurn

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    1. That picture was already discussed here, 10:03. After further research, people found out it's not Scott Moir, ice dancer. It's a different SM, a swimmer, and in his 50's-60's.

      How the heck did you assume it was taken by k lawes, by the way?

      I'm sure Scott will be seen shamming again, sooner rather than later. This picture isn't it.

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  10. https://twitter.com/tessavirtue/status/517019501138018304 Along with all Scott's gushing about Sochi being the best month of their lives I am even more convinced now that Tessa either got pregnant in Sochi or found out she was pregnant there.

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    1. When did Scott say Sochi was the best month of their lives? Not questioning your scenario, but was this part of the press conference when he talked about prior to competing? I always take that as meaning training better - having the best training time of their lives. It certainly showed on the ice, where the won the gold medal but it was handed to DW instead.

      Is there a best month of their lives in a different context?

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    2. Isn't that quote a little literal to be an illusion to pregnancy? Unless it's down low trolling, winking.

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    3. http://www.mondaymag.com/news/255692481.html

      http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/32721-tessa-virtue-scott-moir

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    4. "Isn't that quote a little literal to be an illusion to pregnancy? Unless it's down low trolling, winking." When it comes to SocialmediaTessa, I wouldn't put anything past her.

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    5. Thanks for the links, 11:16 a.m. Hadn't read them, Scott is definitely implying a non-training Sochi bliss, although their relationship simply can't be defined, no matter how much fans would like it to be romantic, it's more than that. Wait, is that right? Better than that? Harder to explain than that? More unique than that?

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  11. ROTFLMAO at that concert picture. Is that supposed to be Scott's hand?? Oh my goodness. The four of them do not work in relation to each other, and what is up with the background? Not a fan of Cassandra, but it's such a shame about the arm amputation...LOL This is the best one yet! Thank you for the laughs tonight.

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    1. I can't work out the hand. As I said, knowing it's a sham sort of takes photoshop out of the equation. Who cares? Fake is fake, whether it's acting in a pose for the camera, or tweaking in photoshop. But after I did a double take on Tessa's twitter images, and after someone said they used to suspect some of the Cassandra images were photoshopped, I thought immediately of the image you're talking about. The background is bizarre. Scott seems way too high up to have his hand where it is - he'd need a gorilla hand. Things close to the camera do look larger, and I've cross checked presumably non-shopped photos to verify, and they can look a lot larger, but the proportions in the photo in question just don't work. The three of them look like they were cut out and pasted (don't know if they were, but it looks like that). Look at Scott's floating head, and the gray area where his own neck should be - where anything or Scott between Cassandra and B. Ingliss should be. It's a classic paste a floating head look.

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  12. Wow Kaitlyn Lawes announcing her weekend jaunt to London On --these guys irritate me. Honestly her tweets are annoying. I don't know what Scott sees in her. Guess anyone's better than Tessa. //sarcasm//

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  13. Get a life you bunch of morons

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  14. I see the daily visit to come and insult blog, blogger and comments goes on. Is this like your daily fix? Visit blog. Be a bully. Have tantrum. Ah. Feel better.

    It's just too bad your daily rages have no impact, either on the truth of the facts or the people who like this blog.

    Why do you spend so much time on a place that's so stupid, anyhow?

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    1. I love how the people who come here to insult the blog and its participants spend more time here than anyone else, and when they're blocked for awhile and then come back, they've got it all stored up. It must be very exciting where they live.

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  15. Just a few comments, When Tess/Scot went to Olympics 2014, Scott had a gf named CH, at Olympics all over TV on ice and any gala practice that was shown, had KL on the side, what is going on??

    Also t/s are MC's for gold medals plate in Toronto on Nov 12, KL is in town at some curling whatever with SM, I checked the athletes attending event did not see her name listed, is the athletes invitation only. KL is a gold medalist if not invited and attends event is she crashing the party?? Will she have her gold medal?? I think there is something toxic???

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