Woohooo!!!!!! Got my run in this morning and it was good! Even better was the last weigh in for the nutrishop challenge! This week I ran everyday but really let my muscle groups get rest after working them. I got 36 points and jumped to 6th place on the men’s board! Hopefully no one comes in and blows me out of the water! The other thing I did this week was drink massive amounts of water!
I will do a big breakdown from start of the challenge to finish later!
I am ecstatic! Ready for a 6hr drive and a fun weekend in Phoenix!!!
Y'all are awesome!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!
I’m a total Yuzuru Hanyu fan (yes, it’s already been 5 months but this is a serious case of yuzuruvitis), and I’ve watched and re-watched a lot of his programs, and sometimes you’re so focused you sort of loose sight of the big picture.
Just now re-watching his free skate at Worlds in Helsinki, I had one of those “big picture” moments, based on an off-comment of a hungarian commentator.
When Hanyu skated his World Record FS of 223,20 (he was 6th to last men to skate), the highest score in the competition at that moment was Jason Brown’s COMBINED SCORE OF 269,57. COMBINED!
‘Oh Sinnerman Where You Gonna Run To?’ - Model: Baptiste Giabiconi | Photographer: Jack Waterlot | Styling: Andrew Holden | Grooming: Ingeborg
*Billy Reid,Emporio Armani,Dior Homme, John Varvatos, Lock&Co. London
This was the first time since your death everyone was back together, and it was in Director Coulson’s office. Hands were shaken, seats were taken, and a couple minutes later, in walked Loki Laufeyson along with his brother, Thor. It was eerily silent in the room, the only sound was light talking between Natasha and Clint along with the sound of footsteps going down the hallway.
Every so often Steve could feel eyes glancing into his general direction, almost burning into him and he just kept his eyes out the window. Everybody knew Steve hadn’t been the same since he held you in his arms with no life in your body. It was like how he shut down after Bucky fell off that train, because he lost someone he loved again.
He almost missed the door opening, turning to face that familiar man from what seemed like ages ago. Coulson seemed a bit harder, and even a bit exhausted. It did’t take long for everybody to feel like something was wrong, and with some glances around, Steve finally noticed that Loki had that same look.
At last, the “Nijiiro Days” TV Anime started in January, thanks to the large support upsurge for the original work ♪ In commemoration of the TV Anime starting, and the most recent MC comic, volume 11, being currently on sale, we held a character popularity contest!
1st place: Hashiba Natsuki
In love with Anna. A pure guy. (previously in 3rd place)
2nd place: Matsunaga Tomoya
Devoted to Mari. Originally a flirt. (previously in 4th place)
3rd place: Katakura Keiichi
Always smiling. Actually a huge sadist.
(previously in 2nd place)
4th place: Naoe Tsuyoshi
A highly intelligent 2D lover. (previously in 1st place)
5th place: Kobayakawa Anna
A quiet girl who goes at her own pace.
(previously in 6th place)
6th place: Tsutsui Mari
Hates men and loves Anna.
(previously in 7th place)
7th place: Asai Yukiko
A cosplayer and Tsuyoshi’s girlfriend.
(previously in 5th place)
8th place: Matsunaga Nozomi
Loves Keiichi. Mattsun’s younger sister.
(previously in 13th place)
9th place: Ishida-san
A level-headed classmate.
(previously in 15th place)
10th place: Kakei-kun
A guy with a mysterious gaze.
11th place: Katakura Yuuji
A hardcore sadist. Kei-chan’s big brother.
(previously in 9th place)
12th place: Satomi-sensei
The school nurse who was originally a dominatrix.
(previously in 14th place)
13th place: Sanada Taizou
A close friend of Kei-chan
(previously in 11th place)
14th place: Chiba-chan
Captain of the volleyball club
(previously in 8th place)
15th place: Nedzu Shinnosuke
A guy with Kansai dialect. Isn’t very good with girls.
(previously in 12th place)
16th place: Mochizuki Wataru
The prince of the basketball club.
(previously in 10th place)
*There’s more at the bottom but it was a contest held in January for Japan residents only
Translation: D.o.S. | Freewheeling Scanlations Scans: Betsuma February 2016
The Chinese Invasion of Tibet and the Battle of Chambdo
Throughout most of it’s ancient history, Tibet had been either controlled by China or was a protectorate of China. In 1903 Tibet became de facto independent after the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Life in Tibet had changed little over the centuries, and even though the countries around it were entering the modern world, it was still a very medieval society and government. Nor was it proper to consider it united country. The Tibetan government had little power, and its influence expanded no farther than a few small city centers. Most of the country was tribal in nature, governed by small villages and communities headed by tribal or village elders. Much of the country was controlled by bandits, warlords, and marauders. The nation was very insular and isolated, not just by geography, but the culture of the people, which was very suspicious of foreigners, and the Tibetan government, which limited the number of foreigners permitted in the country. Tibet was also behind the time in terms of technology. There were no cars, no trains and airplanes, little electricity and plumbing, and very basic and crude infrastructure. Finally, it was hard to call Tibet itself a united country. The tribes and regions of Tibet were fiercly independent, and often resented government authority, both foreign and domestic. Tibetans of the Kham region and Lhasan Tibetans were often suspicious and hateful to each other.
When the Communist under Mao took control of China, the new Chinese Government began to pressure Tibet to once again assume the role of subordinate to China. In negotiations, China demanded that it be permitted to station troops in Tibet, that Tibet become a semi-autonomous region of China, and that China control Tibet’s trade and foreign policy. The Tibetan’s refused of course, which led to further strained relations between the two countries. On the night of October 6th/7th, 40,000 men of the People’s Liberation Army crossed the border and invaded the Kham region, conducting an aggressive offensive directed towards the city of Chamdo, the primary citadel of the Tibetan Army.
The Tibetan Army was not prepared to fend off an invasion. They had few men and few modern weapons. In the 1930′s Tibet had attempted to modernize the military, hiring British and Indian military advisers while purchasing 7,260 Lee Enfield rifles, 1,800 Bren machine guns, 168 sten guns, and around 100 mortars. These new arms were not enough to fully equip the Tibetan Army, and many soldiers still were armed with antique matchlock muskets and bows. The Tibetan Army had little heavy artillery, much of which consist of old cannon from an earlier age. Finally, the Tibetan Army had little combat experience, amounting to infrequent skirmishes with Chinese troops, warlords, and marauders. By contrast the People’s Liberation Army was well equipped with seemingly infinite amounts of rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, mortars, artillery, airplanes, and vehicles. More importantly, the PLA had been involved in constant combat against Chinese nationalist forces, Chinese warlords, and the Japanese Army. It was well equipped, battle hardened, and motivated to win.
The war lasted less than two weeks. The disunity of the Tibetan people helped bring about the downfall of Tibet, as the Kham people initially did nothing to resist the invasion, seeing it as an opportunity to become independent. The well equipped and mobile PLA quickly outmaneuvered the Tibetan Army, surrounding and annihilating it at Chamdo. After a short battle which led to the deaths of 180 Tibetan soldiers, the Tibetan Army quickly melted away into nothing, with 3,000 captured and the rest deserting. The Chinese then quickly occupied the country.
After the invasion, the Chinese treated the Tibetans well. They never attacked civilians, released all prisoners as soon as the war ended, and were hospitable to the the public. Early on, many of the reforms China enacted were beneficial to Tibet and its people. The Chinese introduced new technology, infrastructure, and expended Tibetan infrastructure. The Tibetan Government was given a great deal of autonomy, however the Chinese removed many corrupt, overprivlidged, abusive, and tyrannical officials. Many reforms were instituted that improved Tibetan society and improved human rights. However, Tibet’s honeymoon with Chinese occupation went sour by the later 1950′s as China then sought to radically change Tibetan society along the lines of Maoist ideals. This lead to open revolt among the Tibetan people, both peaceful and violent. The Tibetan government was dissolved and the Dalai Lama forced into exile. Tens of thousands were murdered, thousands more were imprisoned and tortured, and hundreds of Buddhist monasteries were destroyed in the ensuing crackdown. Today, Chinese brutality is still common in Tibet, with Tibetans tortured and imprisoned for simply practicing their religion and culture.
“If I become a singer, from now on I’ll work hard and use all of my strength to do my best” - Lee Taemin, December 1st, 2005.
Here is a compilation of every time SHINee has every introduced themselves for the past 6 years. Just click play and listen to these five adorable boys grow into five charming men. Happy 6th Anniversary SHINee. Thank you for everything.
P.S. This took me over 10 hours to make. Sorry the quality is so low, but the file wouldn’t fit otherwise! Turn up the sound.
Black Tumblr let’s show up & show out and turn this bitch pitch black on Black Friday with all our different shades & complections of Black Beauty & Dopeness!! I wanna send Daps & Pounds to the all Fellas and Hugs to all the Ladies!! Let’s Do This Shit!!! Love Y’all!!!