Monday, June 16, 2014

"Johnny, You Are the Best"

Johnny at Sendai Airport very early Sunday morning, 
preparing to check in for the first of two flights 
to get home to the US. 
Photo © Mutsumi Teshima.

20+ more pics below
Plus: UPDATED with 
new video clip!

Johnny’s birthday is fast approaching, 
and that means it’s fan project time! 
We’ve chosen a very very special surprise gift for him 
this year, and everyone is welcome to contribute 
and/or to send Johnny a personal birthday message! 
(Please note that you can still send Johnny a message
for the lovely birthday book we’re printing for him
even if you are unable to contribute to the gift.) 
Details here! Don’t miss out!

Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.

Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Words normally go in this space.

The only ones I can think of right now are, “BRB moving to Japan....”

Together on Ice, Sendai.
Final show day.

(Note: See previous Sendai updates on this post!)

One performance down, two more to go.
Our story begins via Johnny: 
“Pre-show Warm-up.”

Via Johnny: “A little shoulder action 
during my Bollywood performance.”

He performed both his Bollywood program and his Schindler’s List, but no photos have surfaced from Schindler. Fans report that he wore a very simple all-black costume and very little makeup. I heard a rumor somewhere that the show might be broadcast sometime this month on Japanese TV, so there may be hope for video!

Via @na_o888. A brief glimpse of Johnny 
in all black on the righthand side of the photo.

Via @dhm1100s. 
Johnny’s in that lineup somewhere!

Via @yuzu_rei.

UPDATE!! Video clip via @ayuzu127.


Also via @dhm1100s. Tomáš Verner, Javier Fernández, 
and Johnny with members of Breathe.

Via Panda Lion on Facebook. 
Apparently Javier did not get the memo...

Via @sow0607.
There we go.

Via Johnny: “Yay Japan!”

Via Johnny: “With two of my favorite people. 
The very glamorous @rudkovskayaofficial 
and the incredible @plushenkoofficial!”

Via @may_yuzuru: 
“You’re soooo cute!! Both of you!!”


Greeting fans back at the hotel.
Photo © Mutsumi Teshima.

Photo © Mutsumi Teshima.

Via Eiko Shibuya.
(I incorrectly attributed this to Mutsumi earlier. 
My apologies, dear Eiko!)

Photo © Mutsumi Teshima.

Photo © Mutsumi Teshima.

Photo © Mutsumi Teshima.

“I have to get up at 5 a.m. tomorrow!”
Photo © Mutsumi Teshima.

Homeward bound.

All photos via Johnny’s Instagram. Posted here for those who don’t have access to Instagram and because this is such a totally Johnny travelogue.

Yep. 5 a.m. Sunday in Sendai.

Tokyo, 10:46 a.m.
“I enjoy a moving walkway. 
@ 成田国際空港 第1ターミナル 
Narita International Airport Terminal 1”

Tokyo, 12:26 p.m.
Because he flew to Tokyo from Sendai rather than coming back on the bullet train, Johnny wasn’t able to say goodbye to fans waiting for him in the departure area at NRT. But he’ll be back in July for additional Fantasy on Ice performance dates!

Tokyo, 1:16 p.m.
“Lost and Found. Pants? 
@ 成田国際空港 第1ターミナル 
Narita International Airport Terminal 1”

San Francisco, 10:29 a.m. PDT Sunday,
or 2:29 a.m. Monday Tokyo time. 
He’s been up for more than 21 hours...
“Still traveling! Almost there...✈️ 
@ San Francisco International Airport (SFO)”

NYC, 7:49 p.m. EDT Sunday, 
or 8:49 a.m. Monday Tokyo time.
He woke up to begin this trip nearly 28 hours ago.
“Made it. Missing Japan so much. 
I bowed to no less than six people en route to New York. 
@ John F. Kennedy International Airport”

He’s sleeping...

9:16 a.m. EDT Monday.
“Puppy Wake-up call! #Тёма #japanesechin”
Welcome back, Johnny!!

Bonus pics!! Gorgeous flowers for Johnny 
from his beloved Japanese Angels! The card reads: 
“Hi Johnny. Thank you for coming to Japan! 
We deliver you two bouquets, one of pink roses 
and another of peonies. Hope you like the bouquets as well! 
We love you always wherever you are. 
Wish you the best of luck and enjoy the stay in Japan!” 
But you can’t really see how gigantic this gift of love is...

...until you see it next to Johnny.
(Yes, I already ran this earlier, but I love it so here it is again.) 
Via his Instagram: “Thank you to my amazing fans 
with @jpjweangels for these incredible peonies!!”

Via @JJAngelstwit: the stunning roses 
from the Japanese Angels, delivered to his hotel room.

Bollywood bear!! Via Ineko Nakagawa: The latest 
in the bear series designed and handcrafted by Ineko! 
She created it in just one week, working from Fantasy on Ice videos. 
She tweeted this pic to Johnny after missing him at Narita 
on Sunday, and hopes to present the bear to him 
upon his return to Japan in July.

More from Mutsumi! Black-and-white version 
of photo above, via Mutsumi’s Instagram.

And another version of the lead photo above, 
also via Mutsumi’s Instagram. 
Thank you so much, Mutsumi, 
for sharing your wonderful photos!!

Fan art!! Via @ayukovon, and including an artist’s 
conceptualization of his Schindler’s List 
based on fan reports.

Bonus video!! News report on “Together on Ice,” 
with glimpses of Johnny at 1:40, 1:50, 4:15, 15:47, and 16:10.

And one more. Screencap from the video 
of his FaOI performance. More videos on this post!

Johnny and Tara’s brilliant commentary 
segment from Late Night With Seth Meyers!
Video link.
Watch their interview with Seth here.

Johnny and Dora!!
Watch his spot over and over again 
here, here, or here!

On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!

ICYMI: Johnny plans to discuss his personal difficulties just once, 
in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 
The three-part interview is available at these links:

UPDATE: In response to a rash of erroneous reports in the media, 
Johnny spoke briefly with Access Hollywood again
to set the record straight.

Also on the blog:
“Rise Like a Phoenix”
An exquisite black-and-white series 
of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Favorite Fairytale”
Beautiful Johnny being happy on the ice. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Cure for the Uncommon Cold”
Gorgeous sun-drenched Johnny picspam, 
for those of us who prefer our winter 
a little less... wintry. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
More Sun Valley
 since because Chiberia. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Because It’s Glorious.”
A look back at Johnny’s first national title 
and his thoughts on Nationals, accompanied by 
20+ exquisite black-and-white portraits.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Frost Giant.”
25+ exclusive pics of Johnny
performing Army of Me.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich means if you missed out 
the first time around, you’re in luck: 
It’s not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures 
you could take home!

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.

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka  to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue a
nytime you’re watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


Anonymous said...

Hi there! Thanks for compiling all of the media from Johnny's trip. For his U.S. fans who almost never have the opportunity to see him skate in his home country, your blog is really great!

By the way, am I the only person who knew that Johnny was just joking about losing his pants at the airport in Japan?

He was wearing cut-off jean shorts that were so short his tank top covered them. It seems like there are people who legitimately think he was serious about walking around the airport Risky Business style. lol

This is probably one of those times when, as Johnny has said before, some people take him far too seriously with everything he says and does. The man loves to joke. lol

Binky and the Misfit Mimes said...

@ xchrismx: Thanks for the blog love! Yes, Johnny has a wonderful sense of humor, and one of his favorite things to make fun of is himself. Glad you got the joke! :D