Thursday, January 3, 2013

Konichiwa: Johnny's Back in Japan!

Johnny at Narita airport earlier today, 
where fans greeted him with hugs and gifts, 
including "Poker Face Bear," a new 
adorable creation by Ineko Nakagawa
Exclusive photo courtesy of Ineko-san.



Kayso Johnny arrived safely in Japan last night/today/at some point between his five-alarm tweet and the ensuing bazillion hours of radio silence broken only by John Kerr's not-at-all disquieting query re: the repeated announcement of Johnny's name at Newark airport which did not in any way cause fans to completely spazz and spend the rest of the day/night/month of January freaking out that he had missed his flight to Tokyo for his debut with Stars on Ice: Japan Tour 2013, which is likely the first time I have ever written "Johnny" and "Stars on Ice" in the same sentence without even a trace of derision. Yay for Japan Tour 2013!! Would that the US and Canada SOI tours could get a rainbow-colored clue before they completely go out of business (oh, there it is: the derision missing from the previous sentence...).


We interrupt our blog mid-snark to bring you additional exclusive photos courtesy of Ineko from Johnny's arrival at Narita Airport at about 3 pm Thursday or 7 hours from this writing like if we were living in the movie Memento:

He's here!






And he's all smiles 
for his beloved Japanese fans.








Yay!! New bear to add to his collection from Ineko! 
So wonderful, and accurate down to the tiniest detail, 
including the shoulder decorations... :D


Listening to fans...




...autographing stuff...


...exclaiming over gifts...


...more autographs...


...more gifts...


...and then it's time to go 
to catch the flight to Osaka.


But here's one more pic 
with Poker Face Bear.
Please be sure to click for larger view. 
It's amazing!



While We're Busy Tesseracting, 
Here's Some Stuff That Happened 
A Few Days Ago Last Year

Part 1: A Happy Husbands 
Anniversary

The husbands celebrated their first 
wedding anniversary on December 30.
Anniversary day photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"My boys. Photo bomb courtesy of 
@vweirvoronov #Тёма #Ping"


Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"After 1 year, @JohnnyGWeir still has to convince me 
that he is wearing man-pants."


Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"#1YearAnniversaryDinner #KOI 
#Sushi #BryantPark #Manhattan"



Part 2: A Look Back

Johnny's tweet from December 30, 2011—
our only hint that they were actually 
getting married before New Year's Eve.


At last: More wedding photos released! 
Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"Happy One Year Anniversary to my other half. 
@vweirvoronov I люблю you!" 
1,427 "likes" on Instagram; 594 on Facebook.
Also: The most-read article on Ice Network in 2012? 
Johnny's interview in which he announced 
that he and Victor were to be married.


Wedding photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"One year ago."


Wedding photo tweeted by Lili Voronov: 
"@Vweirvoronov and @JohnnyGWeir 
Happy 1st Anniversary!!!! 
Love you and miss you both!"


Wedding photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"One for the road. Goodnight 
and thank you for all your wishes." 
Those wishes include the beautiful messages
left here by fans.



Part 3: Post-Anniversary 
New Year's Eve

Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"Met up for lunch with @JohnnyGWeir 
and somehow not surprised #NewYearsEve"


Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"THIS is the new normal"


Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"#JohnnyWeirProblems"


Photo tweeted by Victor: 
"Happy New Year"


Photo tweeted on New Year's Day by Victor: 
"This photo was taken last year...err Yesterday"


Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
"Adventures."


Photo tweeted by Jackie Voronov Curko: 
"Happy new year!!! @Vweirvoronov @JohnnyGWeir" 
Love everything about this. 
Especially Johnny's hat.



Epilogue: 
Love Is Love

Victor's anniversary tweet to Johnny.


Photo tweeted by Victor Wednesday
of notes Johnny left for his husband 
to find while Johnny's in Japan.


As my state of Illinois considers its own 
marriage-rights bill this week, which, 
if approved, would make us the 10th state 
to enact marriage equality, I so want to 
email this to every person in my state. 
Or maybe this whole blog post. 
And also this one.



Very special thanks to 
Ineko Nakagawa 
for the exclusive photos!!



New!! Johnny's auction of skating and 
fashion memorabilia begins next Monday, Jan. 7, 
on Linda's Stuff! A portion of the proceeds 
will go to the Trevor Project. More info here.



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!




Yay fan voting!! Please go here 
and answer the question, "Who Has What It Takes 
to Be the Next Celebrity Cook-Off Champion?" 
with your vote for Johnny—you can vote up to 
10 times per day! Which clearly we have been.... 
And watch Johnny on the new season of 
THIS SUNDAY, January 6, 9 pm EST!




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....



HE REALLY, REALLY IS!! 
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!"

IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
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

2 comments:

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

Binks! Lovely, lovely blog! My heart is all <3 right now!

<3

Robin

WheresMyKoppy said...

A couple of the pictures wouldn't load for me! Stupid computer! So cute Tema and Ping! Ah! And I still think Johnny's Japanese fans rock. I didn't even know he was going to Japan until the other day when he said he was leaving the next day. I thought, what? I better read tweets more often and keep up with blogs better...

Thank you so much for putting this all together, MM! And thank you, Ineko, for your lovely photos!

And I completely understand any snark about the SOI thing... I think we all do, to be honest.