Monday, July 14, 2014

"Unforgettable Summer Days"

Johnny greets fans waiting to say goodbye 
to him at Narita airport in Tokyo today 
before his flight home to the US.

Photo © Nanako Ugajin.
Gorgeous full-size image here.

Tons more pics 
from Narita below, 
including exclusives!

Finally!! Johnny’s episode of 
Hollywood Game Night is happening 
this Thursday! Set those DVRs ASAP!
More preview pics here!.

UPDATE: Watch a sneak peek of 
the episode on Johnny’s website!

Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice begins in two weeks! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!

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...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

So Johnny left Japan today after completing the amazing Fantasy on Ice tour, in which he introduced both his beautiful “Human” program and his fantastic Bollywood to the world and generally made everything a bit sparklier everywhere he went.

He’s already back in the US this evening, but the memory of his performances, the time he spent with fans, and their bittersweet goodbye to him in Tokyo some 16 hours ago is best summed up by those who lived it all with him these past few weeks...

Very special thanks to Nanako Ugajin for the exclusive pics below of Johnny at Narita airport today! Nanako’s photos are marked “@ugachan,” which is her Twitter name, and most of them are gloriously huuuuuge. They may take a moment to load, but they are so totally worth it. Please click twice to roll around in the full-size images.

Photos from other sources below are as noted.

For all the pics from this past weekend, please see this post.

He’s here!!

Just a few more cards and gifts 
to give him before he leaves...

Autographing Welcome to My World.


...and listening attentively...

...and all smiles.

Tweeted by @__takae__ 
and captioned simply: “Johnny

I think he’s trying to get all his stuff 
together to go through security.
Via @midnight_kurage.

Via @midnight_kurage.

Still chatting.

Tweeted by Nanako: 
“See-through. Johnny @ NRT”
(I believe she means his shirt.)

And then his departure can be delayed no longer.
Tweeted by Nanako: “Thank you, Johnny & Fabian.”

One last big smile.

Even though he’s barely wearing anything, 
apparently he had to take off his shoes and his necklace
for security. OK then.
Via @midnight_kurage.

And now he’s really leaving.

Tweeted by Nanako, with a crying emoji:
“Bye-Bye Johnny. 
We would like to see you soon.”

One last glimpse of him waving goodbye.
Via @midnight_kurage: “bye bye Johnny. 
Have a safe flight. ✈️ We miss you. 
Thank you again.”

UPDATE!! Home at last. Via Johnny: 
“This is what it’s all about. ❤️ #тёма

UPDATE!! Via Johnny: “A little backstage action 
from Fantasy on Ice with the beautiful 
@akkotine and @miki_m_ando! Love these ladies!”

Bonus pics!! Via Johnny: “With my amazing 
Bollywood collaborators, Airy Japan! 
Amazing aerialists and artists!”

Stéphane, Nathalie, and Johnny 
getting ready to leave Japan, via Nathalie: 
“On the road for new adventures, 
without my partners in crime...”
I love this pic so much.

“Thank you Johnny, happy. 
Next it is Johnny’s turn to be happy! 
Wish the happiness of Johnny”
Yes. Always.

If you have not yet seen this wonderful video, please go watch it now! A compilation of Johnny’s Instagram practice clips, it’s a beautiful and poignantly inspiring look at the long, intense hours of work alone it takes to do what he does so mesmerizingly. 

Very special thanks to Elena Vasileva for putting the video together for all Johnny’s fans!

Bonus video!! The finale from Fantasy on Ice in Toyama!
 Johnny appears beginning at about 1:25.

Johnny stars in To Russia With Love
a new documentary about LGBT athletes, portions of which 
were filmed in secret during his time in Sochi as an NBC figure 
skating commentator. He also is an executive producer for the film, 
a project of Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, 
which will premiere October 22.
More info here and on the EPIX website.

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 2014 Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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