Saturday, October 18, 2014

You DO know what perspective is, right?


The weird shit in this image? That's perspective. Nothing weird has been done to his right hip. Nothing fuzzy weird about his left hip. They match. Where they don't, it's just left to right perspective distortion, which is a thing you should know about.

Ever since they retired last season ended, the walls, grass, pictures, furniture, tables, frames and doors behind Tessa and Scott started melting. Look at that picture stretching in towards Scott. I think it's related to Tessa's touchdown dance door.

You know what I want to look at up close? The part of "Scott's pants" we see through the strap of his bag. It doesn't match the pants that are on the (our) left of the strap. That's the part that's been seriously warped, the part on the image's right, his left.

You see that TEENSY, skinny, tiny little right hip and wee, wee, emaciated right thigh? How Scott looks like some tiny dude who went on a roid overdose? He's got a waist that would make Scarlett O'Hara hiss with jealousy but it doesn't match his top parts. Look at that part of his pants right to the strap. Ridiculous. Then look THROUGH the strap. Totally different resolution/depth/texture than the (our) left side of the strap. Of course they've got all this shit going on left to right to with bags and straps, etc. to finesse the fact that their body parts don't match. Wonder what the rest of the space looks like before it was cropped. Everything nearby melting towards the core of the earth.

This would be a Moirville dream come true. Let's all look at Scot's crotch! Of course, looking at it when it's been warped to the size of a flea's might not be their dream scenario.

That picture hanging behind his right shoulder isn't warped at all. The Tanger Outlets bag he's holding isn't there to hide how extremely warped/liquified they made his body below the right shoulder. It's just perspective y'all. Close to the camera = bigger. Away from the camera = smaller. His upper body and lower body just decided to hang out in different zip codes here. His upper body got real close, his lower body went out back.

I do think that whoever did the job on this photo could have gone a little lighter on the make-up. He/she chose a nice color palette, just a little heavy with the application.

More to come as it seems as if it's going to be that kind of day.

P.S. just to help everybody learn how to see properly and stop being silly:

This pose:

I'd take note of where edges/outlines should be
and aren't. That's where they went in with the
touch-up, after the liquefy/warp.

is the same as this pose:

http://digital-photography-school.com/21-sample-poses-photographing-female-models/

And that's how come Scott's proportions look weird.

88 comments:

  1. Meanwhile, in other trolling, this performance from Coomes and Buckland at Cup of Nice scored 65 points.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj6A8fb56gU

    DW may not be competing this year and hopefully never again, but the spirit of their skating and scoring lives on.

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    1. Hah, nice segue. :)

      Skating fans. We can't talk to them about the skating, they only want to talk about the gossip. That's the only way it will sell.

      My next skating gif post is going to have to be thought through differently, because this last one jacked up the blog like crazy.

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    2. My predictions for worlds :
      Gold : C/L
      Silver : W/P
      Bronze : C/B ( USA ), C/B ( GB ) or G/P

      8th : Shibs
      15th : P/I

      It sounds ridiculous but this could very well happen.

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    3. That's how I see silver and bronze, not sure about gold again. It looks to me as if C/B have been tapped for the podium. With DW, icenetwork just started creating narrative to match what had been decided. The Shibs are completely the stepchild of the USFSA.

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  2. There's no question that picture's been manipulated. But - maybe this is a dumb question - I'm not following why they'd do this with a picture of Scott?

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    1. Because they manipulated Tessa. It's actually very difficult to just manipulate one thing in a picture. That's why the walls and door frames melt, why things look like a Salvadore Dali painting in the background. If you push Tessa in, the stuff next to her gets pulled. If you isolate her, then she doesn't fit into the space. You could shrink Tessa, clip her out, and insert her into a fake background that isn't warped, but that looks fake unless it's super stylized (like fashion magazine covers or music art and stuff like that). In one of the early photoshops looked at by this blog, they actually did appear to cut Tessa and the person she was with out and stick them in a different background, but the person she was with, her height completely changed, and we could see in other images that the woman was actually much taller than Tessa (in the manipulated photo). So it's tricky once you completely revamp a picture. In the other picture tweeted by Tessa, Scott is super close to the lens on the right, and Tessa's behind him (that IS forced perspective), which helps her look smaller, but she is also holding two bags in front of her midsection and hips.

      If you want to see what happens when you warp/liquefy someone, look what I did with Meryl Davis.If you look at her left boob (right side of the picture) you can see that where I grew her boob, her left arm shrunk in an exact mirror. But because Meryl's arms are so angled and thin anyway, nobody really noticed the lost volume in that arm, or picked up that the inside curve of her arm matches the curve of the boob. Same with the hip. You can see the matching space. In liquefy, you can't move one thing without moving everything. Stuff in gonna warp. You want things to match.

      If you look at the photo of Tessa in the original of the above, only the door frame on the lower part of the picture is in the photo. The top part has been cropped out. If you they'd left it in, you'd see it was thicker than the bottom part, and straighter, and that the bottom part curved in.

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    2. ^I love the whole thing with Scott's hips. If you look at the crisper part of the picture, there are those teensy hips and teensy thighs. Then if you look between the straps of his bag, you see more Scott there. It's not clear if they tried to get rid of it (have it become the wall) or added it. It's very half-assed - like, it's the rest of his left hip! No, it's the wall! And they just gave up. If you look at it like the rest of his left hip (which it is) then it's certainly odd that the part that is angled to the back (or so we're informed) is huge compared to the part in "front".

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    3. Anyway, that's why it's really helpful to create grids with your subject(s) where the background is broken up, and to crop closely at the sides. Both things happen above. The wall is a solid color, and medium tone, and can easily be either evened out with a paint tool, or you don't notice it warping because it's a single color and single plane. When you break up your background into little grids, it also breaks up the look of distortion in the background.

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    4. Thank you. I hadn't seen the original, so it seemed to be just a picture of Scott alone.

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    5. "In the other picture tweeted by Tessa, Scott is super close to the lens on the right, and Tessa's behind him (that IS forced perspective), which helps her look smaller, "

      This reminds me of watching LOTR commentary, and that's often how they made the hobbits appear smaller.

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    6. ^Yep.

      One of the weirdest effects of the entire sham is the water behind Tessa in her ice bucket challenge. Her hair is blowing to the left (our left) and the water appears to be moving at a decent clip left to right, indicating a windy day. If you look at water in person, affected by the wind, some of the movement does appear uniform - water keeps hitting the rocks the same way, same impact, same height, same spray. But, even taking that into account, there was something extremely odd about the movement of the water behind Tessa. It had a CGI look, as if it were on a loop and not real water. I believe this was due to extreme horizontal compression in the video. Instead of looking natural at the edges, it was as if the water backed in on itself on both sides.

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    7. ^decent clip right to left, should have said, from our perspective. There are a lot of tricks, but if you're paying attention, you can start to wonder why suddenly certain photo effects show up. Where are Scott and Tessa's feet lately? Well, Tessa's. When you warp as extremely as she's been warping, no matter how artful it is, you're going to end up with Hummel figure sized feet, a bizzarely porportioned, rubber band-like middle linking teensy hips and monumental contours on the upper body. Lopping things off mid-thigh and creating a lot of visual distraction to break it up helps. If you edge detect the photo of her in her plaid dress in Montreal, the warped sections under her right shoulder and in her midsection jump out as distorted, and they've fucked with her shadow as well. Another obvious and very easy effect is to show everything in the background out of focus. But still, you can ask, where is a simple, clear, full body photo of Tessa without a lot of visual clutter? Hard to find lately.

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    8. I'm also curious about how it happens that all these random people spot Scott by himself or with Kaitlyn, or spot Tessa, but nobody ever gets them entering or exiting venues - a random. Not a p.r. person. Surely the fans that show for an appearance get there early and have their phones and cameras out.

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    9. ^^ Or like how there doesn't seem to be any pictures of them walking to and from the table the other day, despite the long line of people anxiously waiting with their cameras out to see them?

      Of course we "heard" how Scott was headed out first thing on Saturday after their appearance (so sad how they can't stand to be in the same place for more than a few hours these days), but I guess nobody with social media was on his flight *to* Ottawa to know when he got there or how much time he actually spent there.

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    10. Yeah, funny, that's one time nobody has their phone. All these people who see them on plane's, nobody takes a picture. I guess people are too polite, as they always are when they see somebody well known.

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  3. It's funny how Scott never looks half as comfortable with any of his girlfriends but is at total ease with this stranger : http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OpqdgqDkV2E

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    1. I wouldn't say total ease. It's still awkward.

      One of the issues with the sham is, it's creepy. Tessa does crazy face, Scott either looks like he wants to die, or he overcompensates to where it's sick making. Nothing with either is natural. They should both wear trenchcoats whenever they sham, cause that's the vibe. "Hi, I'm hiding, and uncomfortable, but I actually really want you to see me!"

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  4. 4:58. Right? But he keeps trying! Joining KL here and there - you'd think after all the moments hanging out to pose together and plan sham together there would be a higher level of comfort.

    Funny though - with both Jessica and Cassandra Scott got comfortable enough to fake canoodle (KL's turn coming, no doubt) and yet he still looked uncomfortable just standing next to them. He's a great actor on ice with Tessa but a lousy actor at pretending any amorous attitude with other girls. Tessa's not much better, now that she's putting herself out there with her own little gig and we get to see her attempting the GF role. Not working.

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    1. I'd say he had a littlebetter comfort level with Cassandra though when you compare it to the hostility he showed Jessica and the disinterest he portrays next to Kaitlyn. Maybe because he knew Cassandra a little better ( I doubt he even knows Kaitlyn's eye colour by now and Jessica, at the time, didn't really speak English to have a real conversation with Scott ).

      I think Kaitlyn is the perfect sham girlfriend for Scott. She lives far away, has a full time career and because of her own fame she won't post pictures of him and lets it do fans instead. He doesn't even have to pose with her, he can simply attend the same events or visit a random curling game and fans know what's up.
      Jessica and Cassandra were always around and he had no excuse to not leak pictures with them all the time.

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    2. I think there was more to Scott's antipathy towards Jessica than just her facility with English.

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    3. What do you mean ?

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    4. He didn't respect her or trust her.

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    5. Do you think he respects Cassandra or Kaitlyn ? I was always under the impression Moirville chose the girls and he just showed up whenever they needed a picture. Though it might be different with Kaitlyn this time.

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    6. Scott was very tight with Bryce (as was/is the entire Western Ontario community - they LOVE Bryce), and Bryce's bond with Jessica was an exercise in compartmentalization. Hey, Bryce connects with her, we love Bryce, so ... uh, yeah. If Jessica had a different partner than Bryce, I don't think Jessica would ever have been tapped as Sham GF V.1. Bryce was The Man.That's why.Throughout the fluctuations of Bryce and Jessica's relationship, BRYCE was the real reason Jessica was selected as the Original Sham GF.

      The deal with Cassandra is she was embedded with Fanshawe and Medway.These bonds mean something to Scott and his folks (and Tessa's and hers). All of Scott's "buddies", his Ilderton crew, are Fanshawe and Medway. There's a skating bleed-in, as ever, but it's mostly - Ilderton! Fanshawe! Medway!

      I don't mean that the bonds had any impact on his "feelings" for Cassandra. It's just that these people are "our crowd", and that group has been invested in Virtue and Moir forever.

      It doesn't matter whether or not he or Tessa have a particular bond with Cassandra specifically.

      However it was set up with Kaitlyn, there are clear advantages.After Cassandra, Scott and Tessa don't want a hometown girlfriend, now that they're based in London versus Canton.Too inconvenient.

      It's the obvious with Kaitlyn. She's an Olympic athlete in active training, so she's on the same event production circuit Scott and Tessa are on. There's some funding entity overlap, there's the whole fundraising circuit that uses athletes as draws. She's in Manitoba - oh joy!

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  5. I really am interested in KL's part of the sham, because her MO has not been to act out on social media.The opposite.

    The sham has also made me become extremely interested in the Wild West aspect of marketing, p.r. and advertising, and the differences among the three. Just as with TOS, I always feel advertising regulations have as their aim the goal of helping companies (and people) sell stuff, not preventing people (and companies) from selling stuff. But there are regulations. In advertising, certain words can't be used, but OTHER words can be used that strongly imply certain meanings, but only imply. It's up to the consumer to figure out that the company/person/entity didn't actually flat out say what they're hoping you thought they said.

    What are the rules that govern p.r.? I can see what's up with Scott and Tessa. The people that interview them always put it on Scott and Tessa, so it's only Scott and Tessa that are lying. "You're not a couple - right?" That's a question. The journalist's hands are clean.

    But this is a game. It's a game of semantics. In this past quad I've been very interested in all the aggressive lying, and how it's okay as long as the corporations, reporters, etc., cover certain semantics (Steve Milton hasn't covered his ass at all - he just flat out lied and scammed his readership).I wonder if the restrictions are going to loosen even further, or if p.r. semantics are going to overreach to the point there's a backlash and more regulation.There's a shitload of lying about specifics. Not lying about unquantifiable stuff. Lying about quantifiable stuff. How did that happen?

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    1. IOW, a lot (definitely not all, but a lot) of Scott and Tessa hoaxing comes down to Tessa's "Who said?" IOW, a celebrity or brand can manipulate, imply, etc. and it's the public's fault for not parsing the semantics. Tessa and Scott have also bald-faced, flat out lied, but a lot of it IS semantics. IF you're exploiting the shit out of that area, where's the ethics?

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  6. This popped up on my yahoo feed today -- Celebrities and photoshop. It's very very common.
    http://www.inquisitr.com/1548827/photoshop-celebrities-video/

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    1. It's more than common, it's default. Scott and Tessa have really gone nuts with it this time though. It's so wildly overdone Tessa must be enormous, if what's happening to the background is anything to go by.

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    2. I think we've seen her enough to tell that she's way bigger than last time, despite her attempts to minimize, chop off, and distract. I'm confused why the photo-shopping is so bad....Do they not care anymore, or is it just because they know it doesn't even need to be good to get away with it? I mean, even with the blog calling them out on it, people still seem hell-bent on believing what they want to believe, so apparently it doesn't matter. Not sure why she's even bothering with it at all anymore.

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    3. 1:16 PM - well, exactly. Yet here we are - bombs away. We also know, with the past two years and the reality show, that there's no pretense at discretion and we know that they don't need a rationale. They don't need to set us up to talk about them. Chatter about them online could be nonexistent (as it is it may as well be since it occurs only in small, predictable clusters) and they could pretend otherwise. If they chose to claim they were a hot topic on the interent with intensely interested fans around the world, that's what would be said in articles, true or not. They already do that. So why ARE they constantly agitating?

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  7. There was a new Scott-on-a-plane sighting after the Ottawa gig. Of course without Tessa.

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  8. I think that I must be offended by this but I can forgive her...I don't know what Tessa find so offensive about my tweets of her being so obviously in love with Ryan but she has blocked me... :( Hi Tessa !!!

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    1. Dang, T. That's way harsh. As fans, we only want to celebrate this obvious and beautiful love.

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  9. Does appearing in newspapers, not just on social media, count as upping the ante, sham-wise? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0ZXNuzCMAAFV9V.jpg:large

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    1. Ah, time to up the sham. Tessa must be getting closer. I see KLawes didn't waste any time on that one.

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    2. Any bets on if Scott re-tweets as well, now that he's attempting to use his Twitter? Will Tessa *favorite* it?

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    3. Well Tessa will be at some fashion charity event in Toronto this week..and it is RS bday tomorrow as well - so bring it on...

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    4. "and it is RS bday tomorrow as well"

      Oh goody.
      Well if she sticks with her usual birthday narrative, she shouldn't say a word, right? Or is it a different set of rules if it's your "significant other"?She has managed to keep specifics of the sham off there. She'll prob say something vague like #birthdaycelebrations. Or was that pic of the choc cake the other day supposed to be that, while she was in Ottawa?

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    5. Anon at 8:12 am - theoretically - no T shouldn't tweet about the bday...well see how that works because her brother tweeted Jordan about her bday but no bday wishes from T....and when she didn't show up in London to support Scott's participation in a charity fashion event for kidney research - it was meant to send a clear message...

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  10. It's the way they're running this one. That picture could be "Figure skater Scott Moir and Bobsled medalist Heather Moyse" and be nothing. It's all context. They're using their past social media patterns so that we're meant to be doing all the work here.

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    1. Oh yeah. It's all inference. How many pics were taken at that event? If you're gonna mention others, why not have a picture of them too.
      It's just like the all the other public, and private too, pics of them all. Always Scott Moir and Kaitlyn Lawes at the event with others, or Tessa Virtue and Ryan Semple seen at such and such an event....
      Later, it was just a pic of them together. Didn't mean they were DATING. That's the one thing I've noticed them being more careful about this time. At least, so far.

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    2. It seems like a lot of my comments are being deleted lately and I'm having to redo? Not sure if it's on my end not going through, or accidental deletion along with the stupid comments....but I'll try again.

      Oh yeah. It's all inference. How many pics were taken at that event? If you're gonna mention others, why not have a picture of them too.
      It's just like the all the other public, and private, pics of them all. Always Scott Moir and Kaitlyn Lawes at the event with others, or Tessa Virtue and Ryan Semple seen at such and such an event....

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    3. That journalist is showing his ass as another "professional journalist" willing to bend the rules of journalism ethics for the sake of being a pal to VM. It's an obvious set-up. They're all complicit with photo, caption and article.

      It's exactly the same way Deb Wilkes and Barb from Skate Canada used to do photos and write-ups of Scott and Jessica.

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    4. 1:10PM - after reading this (@1:10PM) I went into spam to see if anything had ended up there, and I marked a few comments not spam. That should help other comments coming through. It may be happening in the first place if you'd replied to something removed (such as that trolling expedition last week). Some of the replies, no matter what they were saying, may have ended up auto-flagging as spam. We'll see and I'll keep an eye on the spam box.

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    5. Yes, exact same tactic. Oh, a whole bunch of people were there, including Jessica Dube, Scott Moir! Somehow they'd get the mention - the others were just grouped in as guests or skaters. Same here, Scott and Kaitlyn are the illustration and the only one in the picture.

      I love how people think anyone would out them. Nobody's hiding. The people around them, including media, including publicity, all not just keep it secret, but help Scott and Tessa set it up. They want to impress/get in good with each other, not us.

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    6. OC @ 2:16, this is 1:10PM.
      Thanks. :)

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  11. Another popular trick is "celebrities without make-up" who are wearing make-up. This is an airport favorite.

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  12. Are there any lines that Tessa and Scott won't cross? I'm so disgusting by Tessa being pregnant and posing with a man who is pretending to be her boyfriend. It must be weird for him, having her pressed up against him. Can he feel her baby move? Would Tessa invite him to be present for the birth, if it meant another opportunity to "win" in this game with the fans?

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      Absolutely. Anything to win.
      I've lost so much respect.

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    2. She wouldn't invite him to be present for the birth because baby? What baby? There would have to be a birth for her to admit to. I'm curious though, if it were ever somehow "outed" that she were pregnant, if she'd admit it was Scott's. Kicking and screaming is my guess.

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  13. Ew. https://twitter.com/Bruins71/status/524336003725541379

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    1. Yeah, apparently he's "husband" status now? That was quick. Esp since them dating hasn't ever really become official.
      They're dumping on the Sham today.

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    2. I'm sorry but if this week is actually their 5th anniversary, this is fucking sad. They will never get this time back. There will come a point when it matters and they're going to wish they'd had this time together.

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    3. what a grade a shit-stirrer

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    4. I'd be surprised if he's really there, but that's not the point. This is so disgusting. It always amazes me how many people they can rope in to helping them out with all this.
      So ironic that this week of all weeks is when they're putting Scott in the "husband" role with someone else. Granted, that's probably the point.
      I'm still not sure how we got to this point from where we were in this relationship, but it's one way to up the Sham without them actually having to appear together or take pics.
      Although I wouldn't be shocked to see some old banked or photo-shopped pics pop up a bunch this week.

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    5. 4:45 PM - they're not actually spending important moments apart to sham.

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    6. Maybe Kaitlyn's reason for shamming is she's the only one without a husband or fiance, LOL. In which case she'll probably be expecting fake kids out of this deal, too.

      Maybe Devlin should dispense some advice for Scott via Twitter on being married to a curler.

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    7. They'll be needing some fake kids unless Scott and Tessa plan on still being in separate "hot and heavy" but unmarried, childish relationships ten years on from now.

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    8. I wonder if the team has thought at all about how Kaitlyn might look if V/M do come clean ie. mistress. I guess it remains to be seen if they go for kissing photos, but they've never failed us before in that department.

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    9. Plus in 10 years it will be much harder to find unmarried and childless people to sham with. People will have (social media) documented marriages and children. I guess they will be stepparents or shamming with people ten years younger. It is ridiculous.

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  14. I can't help but think they're getting desperate because the fans keep ignoring all the bfs and gfs thrown at them. The Jessica sham still got a lot of attention from fans but ever since the reality show they just keep quiet and continue to ship VM.
    Even now the hardcore shippers on Tumblr only acknowledge Ryan and Kaitlyn but they can't be really bothered with either of them.
    The fact that Kaitlyn now has to reblog official pictures of herself and Scott says a lot imo.

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    1. I agree, this tactic does come across as desperate. How right you are, 4:58, no one has been paying due attention to the fake so's. Mostly what I've seen is mocking or ignoring. VM have always been about playing hardball when it comes to their shamming. They're unbelievable in their grandiose arrogance.

      In the end, no one on this side (fans) will suffer any consequences except loss of admiration and respect, and regret for what could-have-been -- an example of the highest achievements while at the same time being married and parents. All of that is down the toilet by this point. VM, however, have set themselves up (and their children) for a trainload of negative fallout and it's all on them. Pity.

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    2. I'm thinking they're getting desperate because OMG - she's really showing in her pregnancy, and OMG, it's their anniversary AND she's pregnant, but for God's sake, from their point of view WHO CARES? Why do THEY care? She can waddle around all of Canada shape-shifting like a vampire looking ten different ways in ten different images from the same event and it makes no difference. They can warp her and Scott's hips to the width of a couple of strings of spaghetti while the walls melt, then in fan photos huddle behind a table bundled up in puffy coats - no difference. They know it makes no difference. And yet just as when they competed, at certain times they get hysterical about it to misdirect. Dudes. We KNOW she's pregnant. And half the people out there who pretend not to believe it also know/believe she's pregnant. And the ones who don't won't believe it unless they hear it from you. And you're the only ones who know it's your anniversary week, for God's sake why counterprogram something that's unofficial/pretend-secret? It's different when you counterprogram stuff that's on the record.

      They just are clueless as to their reasoning process at this point, if one even enters into it. They can't make distinctions. It's like her being VERY pregnant and it being the anniversary week FEELS like they should counterprogram, but why are they counterprogramming two things that don't officially exist? It's insane.

      Everything else they ever counterprogrammed was stuff actually acknowledged in the public realm. Birthdays. Training breaks. Events. Interviews. Competition. This is nuts. OMG, Tessa's pregnant even though she's been twenty different shapes and sizes in the past month and it doesn't matter because she could waddle naked down King Street and it wouldn't make a difference, AND nobody acknowledges we're married either so there's no point to that as well.

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    3. "It's like her being VERY pregnant and it being the anniversary week FEELS like they should counterprogram, but why are they counterprogramming two things that don't officially exist?"

      Exactly!
      The OTT Sham-city just sticks out like a sore thumb. It's like a little kid trying to overcompensate, with "Nu-uh!"
      I would think it would be more effective to just do "normal" things, like it's any other day/week. Not a dump of a bunch of things all the sudden. If I didn't know, or it was some other couple, that is what would make me question what was going on.

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  15. Thanks anon 4:21 pm for that tweet. First of all the three significant others of Team Jones never really tweet each other and then you throw Scott in there and you say - hmmm...husband status after less than a year...I guess DJ Kidby - a fellow curler from Saskatchewan wasn't cutting in before the Olympics...this tweet should brighten his spirits...who would have thought that Scott would end in Winnipeg and Tessa in Ottawa. lol...

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    1. Soon enough we'll be coming up on the anniversary of "twelve months from now" and find out it was a twelve month troll.

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    2. "If they chose to claim they were a hot topic on the interent with intensely interested fans around the world, that's what would be said in articles, true or not. They already do that. So why ARE they constantly agitating?"

      That's the million-dollar question. There's no rational reason for doing this. Are they simply like hamsters on a wheel? Compelled to continue like brainless rats?

      What is almost as incomprehensible to me is the universal rah-rah from people who should know better, like family, media, other elite athletes. What the hell story are they told about VM that makes them enable instead of refuse to be part of these LIES?

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    3. The only rationale we can see from here is they're competitive. But that's so juvenile, so immature, so ridiculous, when you look at the amount of time they put into it, and over how many extra years now. If you intended to come clean four years ago (which was the expectation of a lot of people, and it came from VM, not just assumption), and it goes on FIVE YEARS LONGER, what the hell do people tell each other? It's not five more years, it's just the next Olympic quad, which counts as one thing? Then what about now? She's pregnant again right away, too tricky to come clean? So does this mean after she has THIS child they'll drop the bullshit? What's the next excuse going to be? It comes down to saving face, which somone once swore was all there was to it, but as this person wasn't in a position to, IMO, know better than anyone else who knew about them, I can't say, but it's absurd. It's only, "We're never going to give you the satisfaction!" and that's what it looks like.

      Even Sale & Pelletier came clean after less than two years, and Jaime Sale admitted the delay was "brand" related. Made sense. They were commentating as a team in Vancouver, they had a show afterwards, they knew all that was on the table when they split. They didn't drag it on to Sochi. They got their big "we're a brand" commitments out of the way and came clean. Then did more shows together and other stuff together, she remarried and had a baby, more stuff together and nobody blinked an eye.

      I realize Virtue and Moir are the most unique couple that ever uniqued and nobody can compare, but it does get asinine when your delay turns into five years, you've hit the wall of excuses, and you're still too stubborn - and Tessa appears to be stubborn for stubborn's sake, and chickenshit, and cowardly. You can't tell me this is protection. If they had to come clean tomorrow they'd be kicking and screaming, and it wouldn't be protecting. It would be "losing". What they think they'd be losing, they don't even know, I'd bet.

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    4. Charlie and Tanith publicly admitted to dating after 2010, Sale & Pelletier publicly admitted to divorcing after their 2010 season and post-season obligations were discharged. Scott and Tessa are casting about for reasons to keep lying. It's what they want to do. They create new ones. Partner up with somebody (Kaitlyn) so suddenly here's a commitment we have to keep.

      Tessa can't stay pregnant forever. What's the story. They're going to keep shamming as long as there's no chance whatsoever that they come back, which would bring them into their early thirties? That's pathetic. Clearly they believe they're very special, and clearly Tessa has some sort of Ayn Rand complex where her shit is too special for the common horde, but still.

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  16. OC and anon 8:10 pm who knows what their rationale is but you get the impression from Tessa's social media presence that skating or putting on a pair of skates is no longer important to her other than scoring a photoshoot or getting paid for a show...I wonder if she will do a throwback thursday to her first skate canada event when skate canada happens next week..hmmm I doubt it...As for Scott - who knows how much back to school he is doing online but you also don't get the impression that skating is on his mind...let alone coaching/mentoring...do they deserve the year off to contemplate..sure...and have no set schedule...no problem...then why does everything seem orchestrated? If I ad to guess the reason is back on twitter is for sponsor obligations like goldmedalplates, ted, canfund, RBC.etc..he doesn't need to respond or tweet often...

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    1. Kaitlyn is regularly making appearances for Goldmine, she's competing and training at this point. Scott is on the society circuit. As you say, he doesn't appear to give any more shits about skating than she does. There's no balance to their social media. They are a family together, but since they keep everything real, even remotely real, off their social media, they leave the impressoin of living the sort of life Tessa described in the reality show. Going to events, hanging out with friends. I saw Downton Abbey (the U.K.) version last week, and without spoiling anything, Rose McClare had a line about how this certain group of people were unable to live the normal existence of young people "Dancing, shopping, and seeing one's friends." Later on another character joked about this being Rose's idea of how a normal adults spent their time. That's how Scott and Tessa spend their time, but substitute "red carpet" for "dancing." If they're involved in charities on their own, we dont' know about it, and what's the point of their involvement if we don't know about it? It doesn't count if Mike Babcock invites them to an event - that's HIS event, he's done the work. Retweeting a freaking hashtag means you're doing nothing.

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    2. I think Scott and Tessa are enabled because, first and foremost, that's the culture we're in. Secondly, they're cute and successful. Third, in person they're not high maintenance or divas. That's plenty. Everybody shoves all ethical considerations under "it's the industry" if they cross anybody's minds at all.

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  17. Scott is represented as the husband of Kaitlyn..They do not lie.

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    1. So you believe he's actually married to a woman he has only known for 8 months ?

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    2. Hah - 11:07 - and that IS new, isn't it. Hanging out with the boys over the weekend, as you do. Scott's practically married to Kaitlyn. One does wonder if that's part of Kaitlyn's rationale - the rest of the team is/was conspicuously attached, but as pointed out, was her previous boyfriend deemed not up for the job?

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    3. Poor DJ - you would have thought a fellow curler would have fitted right in with that crowd...as he seemed to do with no apparent problems for, what? Two years or more?

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  18. Re: the husband tweet. I think the guy was trying to say that him and Scott are NOT husbands. The 2 people first mentioned are doing a husband competition in Portage MB and so what can he and @ScottMOir compete in? That's just my feeling. But it's also "Scott is not a husband" lol

    Here's the tweet incase anyone missed it:

    https://twitter.com/Bruins71/status/524336003725541379

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    1. Brent Laing isn't a husband yet either, is he? Anyway, the purpose of the tweet is to establish Scott as part of the club - Husbands and Boyfriends of Team Jennifer Jones.

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    2. "Anyway, the purpose of the tweet is to establish Scott as part of the club - Husbands and Boyfriends of Team Jennifer Jones."

      Yes, this. If we're getting technical, 7:57, I believe Dawn and Jill are the ones married, and Jennifer is not. So, only one of the mentioned "husbands" is not, and the guy that tweeted this, to battle with Scott, is.

      Not that it matters since its all fake. The ironic thing is Scott is married (longer than all of them?), and probably doing these things, just at his home, with his own house and child, while his wife was at class.

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    3. Yes, Devlin and Jill are married. She just didn't take his name. Jennifer and Brent are engaged and already have a child together.

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  19. 7:57
    If that's so, it's still a way-out-there explicit statement that Scott "belongs" to one of the girls on the team, in the same way the husbands or this other guy are "with" their wives/girlfriends.

    It's still very deliberate and trollish.

    IMO VM *wanted* this kind of statement put out there at this exact moment. Everything they've been doing is coordinated and played-out as if from a script. I can't wait to see the next move. I'm sure they won't surprise nor disappoint. (BTW, if anyone is "surprised" that's on them. VM are predictable. Anyone paying attention has been able to predict what's up.)

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  20. they're apparently back at the gym with Maria Mountain.

    https://twitter.com/tessavirtue/status/524606452674363392

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  21. I'm sorry, but you're obsessed about something that does NOT exist!!! Maybe you should show your real identity instead of hiding behind "oycanada"

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    1. @4:46PM From this angle it doesn't look like it's the blogger that's obsessed. And asking someone to reveal their identity when you yourself hide behind Anonymous is absolutely hilarious in its hypocrisy.

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    2. Your argument that 4:46 is obsessed is lazy and absurd. I personally don't care about of other than from a psychological study: why go to so much effort to undermine a couple of skaters that you have a love/hate relationship? I originally came here because I like v/m, but reading this dime-store trash makes me think oc has some serious reality issues. Now go ahead and rip on this.

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    3. Thank you! How stuck in reality can you be that you're convinced that two skaters ate secretly married and with a child! It's absurd and over the top!!! It's fangirling go a whole new level! But like on a serious notes, this blogger (he/she) over analyzes little things wayyyyyy too much! Unless, she/he knows them personally, than she just needs to stop!

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    4. @11:19 Why go to so much effort, if you truly believe OC is obsessed and all that nonsense, to post hear to complain about it. Why go to so much trouble, when it's clear OC doesn't care what you think or say.
      Furthermore, "lazy and absurd"? Do you even know what those two words mean. It IS ridiculous to call out someone for hiding behind a pen-name, while you yourself hide behind one.

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      So what if OC knows them personally? Would that change your opinion? I think this is the LAST place you'll find immature fangirling.

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      There are a ton of tumblr blogs(some of which don't know of or pay attention to any other skater) that take fangirling to a new level, to the point where it can be clearly labelled as obsessive. You've got the fan videos, the analyzing of every picture and video VM take together,(especially outside of their skating) the close-ups of said pictures and videos. And the worst of all, the fanfics. Fictional stories about REAL LIFE PEOPLE is not considered obsessive, but a blog that talks about skating (not just VM) and DOCUMENTS the shamming VM do is obsessive. I don't like speaking for OC, OC doesn't BELIEVE or is CONVINCED of anything. OC KNOWS FOR A FACT. You don't believe it ,you believe it's "dime-store trash", then stop obsessing over something that you will NEVER be able to change.

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    5. @1:13PM First of all, you assume OC is trying to convince people. If you've read and UNDERSTOOD the blog, you'd know that OC has never tried to convince people to believe what OC says is fact. Never. You're free to agree or disagree. What OC posts is a documentation of the things that happen. Yes, it's done with a critical eye what I don't see how it's any different from the kinds of stuff that gets posted on tumblr blogs.Nothing that is posted here is supposed to proof of anything.

      Second of all, I don't know how OC knows for a fact and I don't care. I have my own sources, I don't need someone else to validate mine. Believing and knowing are two different things. You don't need to validate what you already know to be true.

      I have a question for you. If it's so outlandish to believe they're lying to you, how do you know they aren't? What PROOF do you have that they aren't married with a child? Pictures? Pictures that we've seen can be easily manipulated? Pictures that can NEVER tell the full story. Tweets maybe? IS that your proof? IN this picture I saw Scott with his arms around so and so. Or in this picture I saw Tessa with so and so's arms around her. Oh Tessa and Scott must not be together right? After all the PICTURE said so.

      It's hilarious how fans are so invested in analysing photos. The looks, the touches, etc...But blow up when someone else does it. Especially if he way they do it doesn't inspire "feels".


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