Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"...Before Victor"

Johnny waves to fans during his appearance on 
Japan's Fuji-TV at 2 pm Tuesday earlier today (o.O), 
where he was interviewed about his career, 
his take on the Japanese men's skaters, 
and his marriage. Which is awesome. 
Photo tweeted by @LunaAmi.

So I wasn't even going to blog today, since I'm still trying to recover from the sparkly amazeballs that was Johnny on Celebrity Cook-Off on Sunday, but then this interview happened and Japanese fans were tweeting endless adorable photos from it for everyone to share and then there was even actualfax VIDEO and so obviously we have way too much fabulousness to be put off until tomorrow and so here we are.

But first, the big news in Johnny world is that Johnny's amazing seven-day online auction opened yesterday on Linda's Stuff, and OMG: What a treasure trove of items! Prices begin at $29, so there really is something for everyone to bid on. Fans recognized many of the clothing pieces from Johnny's various appearances, including these items (match-ups thanks to dear Wendy Stevenz):

Ralph Lauren leather jacket, seen in Pop Star on Ice.

worn at the Macy's Pride + Joy event in NYC, June 2011 
(and also when he met Justin Bieber!).

that we saw him wear Sunday night on Rachael vs. Guy!

The auction ends next Monday, so go browse and bid now so you don't miss out! A portion of the proceeds goes to the Trevor Project, a charity that does extraordinary work with LGBT and questioning youth, and saves lives every day.

OK! Back to the future that's already over! Yes, we have video:

Absolutely wonderful interview. 
Johnny's portion begins at about 8:00. 
Love everything about this. Including his shoes. 
If the video won't play for you, please try this link.

There's a chance the video may not last long on YouTube, so here's an alternate version courtesy of the lovely Tatiana Edrenkina:

Video link.

And brief picspam. The following series is courtesy of @coddycoddy88 on Twitter:

Of his skating, Johnny said: 
"For me, figure skating, yes, is a sport, and 
you have to fight. But the most important thing 
was to create four minutes, five minutes,
for my audience to forget the world 
and just look at something that was... art."

The most amazing part of the interview: 
Discussing his marriage to Victor. 
He revealed that they met about five years ago, 
that Victor "lived in a secret" for a long time, 
and that he sees his husband as "very strong"
in contrast to himself, who is "very sparkly." 

"For me to be in a relationship 
with someone who is so strong, 
it inspired me to have a personal life." 

"I never thought I would have it...
before Victor."

Nope, we never get tired of seeing 
his wedding ring. ♥

Bonus pics!! Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"Getting ready at #fujitv! 

Photo tweeted by @LunaAmi.

Photo tweeted by @LunaAmi.
This is the part where he calls himself 
"very sparkly."

Photo tweeted by Miki Sumiyoshi, one of the news team 
who appeared on the show with Johnny. 
She wrote that Johnny told her he returned to competition 
because he missed the passion of competing. 
She also noted of him: "Personality is cute!"

There was a brief disturbance in The Force yesterday, as Hines Ward and Dean McDermott momentarily overtook Johnny in the Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off Fan Favorite voting, leaving Johnny suddenly in third place. Fortunately, alert fans started freaking out immediately, the bat signal was activated, and in about 90 minutes we had him not only back in first place, but with a comfortable 10-point lead. Here are the standings now as of this writing:

Please continue to vote for Johnny to help Food Network know what a great choice they made in drawing viewers when they invited him to participate in the show!! And don't miss the next episode this Sunday, January 13, at 9 pm EST & PST / 8 pm CST, featuring Johnny in short shorts and his "all women are beautiful" tank top running through fields of vegetables....

And two more: Lovely fan art of Johnny 
at his interview, tweeted by @fukunbo.

Photo tweeted by @ __Takae__: 
"Johnny KAWAII ♥" 
Yes, he is.

Johnny's seven-day auction 
of skating and fashion memorabilia
IS LIVE NOW on Linda's Stuff! 
A portion of the proceeds will go
to the Trevor Project. 
(Yay for bonus Davey photo 
included in the slideshow!)

As my state of Illinois considers its own 
marriage-rights bill this month, which, 
if approved, would make us the 10th state 
to enact marriage equality, I so want to 
email this to every person in the state. 

"A Mighty Dream" calendars for 2013, 
in both 12-month and 18-month designs! 
Order yours today! All proceeds donated to 
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

New episode NEXT SUNDAY! 
January 13, 9 pm EST & PST / 8 pm CST, 
only on Food Network!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2012 
and what lies ahead. 
Please go read it now!

Johnny is performing in 
Stars on Ice: Japan 2013 
in Osaka and Tokyo this month! 
Dates and times listed on his website
So excited for Japanese fans!!

Johnny's a regular columnist now  
for the Falls Church News-Press!
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!

Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on eDressMe.com!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Thank you, Binky and Victor and fans, for sharing video and pictures from Japan.