and i don't even like sports

You know what we need more of? Beginner’s classes for adults.

It’s supposed to be really, really good for you to keep learning new things as you age. It helps stave off strokes and dementia and Alzheimer’s and improves memory. And hey, learning stuff is fun.

But I really don’t want to be infantilized when I try to learn something. And I definitely don’t learn the way a child does. And honestly, what adult wants to be in the same class as children? Very few.

This occurred to me recently because I’d like to learn how to actually ice skate properly. My parents never signed me up for classes, because it wasn’t a thing they ever cared about or thought about. Now I’m in my twenties and want to learn, and also don’t want to be surrounded by a bunch of eight-year-olds who probably honestly skate better than I do. Because that’s embarrassing, and embarrassment is not how you learn.

Would it be good to lose the social stigma of being worse at something than a child? Yes. Hell yes. But we’ve got to start somewhere, and like I said: adults don’t really learn the way kids do, and a lot of people use these kinds of activities to make friends, and I don’t want to make friends with an eight-year-old, either.

So.

Beginner’s classes for adults. Let adults suck at stuff and learn how to get better and learn new things and broaden their horizons, while still being treated as adults. Classes for writing, for pottery, for chess, for art, for instruments, for singing, for sports, for chemistry. For everything, dammit.

I’ve been trying to look up a woman I’ve seen on here, she played some kind of sport, probably a ring sport like boxing or wrestling or something, she was a bit chubby but muscular, black I think, long straight hair I think, and I’ve been thinking about her for weeks and I need to know who she is because she was body goals and just seeing her pictures made me feel better (and gay) and idk i hate that i can’t find that post again

South American culture is going outside when there’s a game on and the streets being completely deserted and so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Then all of a sudden you hear “GOL!” and all hell breaks loose, people scream from their windows, there’s fireworks, the pope is crying, god is there,

nhl.com
LA Kings Draftee Jaret Anderson-Dolan on LGBTQ and Hockey is for Everyone
As the No. 41 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, Anderson-Dolan hopes to help advocate for an inclusive and inviting environment throughout the hockey community.

With their No. 41 overall pick, the LA Kings drafted Jaret Anderson-Dolan in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Anderson-Dolan is a 17-year-old center from Calgary that has a story that’s making a positive impact on the hockey community.

Jaret and his brother, Dorian, were raised with two moms, but he as always been proud of his upbringing and honored to stand up in the fight against homophobia in sports.

While he played for the Spokane Chiefs, he showed his pride and support of his family by organizing a Hockey is for Everyone night at one of their home games.                          

“I obviously don’t know any other way of being raised, so for me it was normal,” Anderson-Dolan said. “There’s a couple of times where during a game or at school people may look to say something to me, but like I’ve said, I’m not ashamed about it.”

Anderson-Dolan is extremely grateful for both of his moms and everything they did behind the scenes to get him where he is today – an LA Kings draftee.

“I believe it’s very important that I try and make an impact in the community, as well as on the ice, and I won’t shy away from doing that,” Anderson-Dolan explained.

After being drafted into the NHL, hopefully Anderson-Dolan will be able to use this new platform to help him advocate that Hockey is for Everyone.

BTS reaction to not being your bias

Seokjin:

He offered to help you clean around your apartment and underneath your bed he found a box, with “bias” written in pink sharpie on. A smirk was already tugging at the corner of his mouth, thinking about all the photos of himself he’ll find.

To his terror, the box was filled with pictures and stickers of Taehyung. He kept digging through them until he got to the bottom where he found a list you wrote. The more he read, the more he wanted to go to you and confront you.

“One of the reasons you’re biasing Taehyung is because he is a good actor? Are you kidding me? Do I need to remind you that I’m the one with a college degree in acting?” “What else do we have here?” “Good looks? You have mister ‘Worldwide Handsome’ in front of you!” “He is a loving person? Um. Hello? I’ve had a crush on you for so long? And you told me you feel the same way? So why don’t you have a box filled with my photos? Give me some attention too.”

Originally posted by sonyeondankstuff

Yoongi:

He overheard a conversation you were having with your best friend on the phone. “Yes Jungkook is still my bias.” … “With him is a completely different story” …  “Bye. I’ll talk to you letter”. When you finished you turned around and were greeted by Yoongi leaning against the door frame.

“I get that Jungkook can sing, dance, rap and is very good looking but still… Here I am… thinking you might like me back when in reality I’m not even your bias…”

He turned his head so you can see the pout on his face better, watching you from the corner of his eye while you fumble with your words, trying to explain yourself.

Originally posted by syubtae

Hoseok:

He had a crush on you ever since you’ve met and he kept looking for signs that you feel the same way about him. And what better way to see if you like him if not finding out if he is your bias?

All day he kept pestering you to tell him. “Is it me? Are you embarrassed to tell me? Aww so cute.”

So you finally give in. “It’s Jimin, okay?” and you can see how his teasing smile turns into a pout once you say it.

“Why? Because he’s really cute and has muscular thighs I don’t get to be your bias?” You make an attempt to hug him from the side and apologize but he pushes you away dramatically looking out the window. “It’s alright. I’ve known rejection all my life”

He will keep up the act for a couple more minutes before going back to his old self. Just because he wasn’t your bias didn’t mean he will give up on trying to win your heart.

Originally posted by yourpinkpill

Namjoon:

You two were just chilling on the couch when he caught a glimpse at your lockscreen. He was ready to tease, but then he saw that there was a photo of… Hoseok? He was sure he’d be your bias since you are closest to him, but it seems like he was wrong. That didn’t stop him from confronting you and proving that he should be your bias.

“So… Hoseok, huh?” “Is he your bias?” “Is it because he can dance? Look, Y/N, I can dance too.” He started dancing in the living room while singing Dancing Queen. “I am the dancing queen of this group!”

Originally posted by bwiboo

Jimin:

You accidentaly sent him a message in which you were fangirling over Namjoon that was meant for your best friend.

He immediately stormed to the couch you sitting on to demand answers.

“What you’re doing is discrimination against short people, Y/N!” When he saw your eyebrows furrowing in confusion he continued in a high pitched voice “OMG!! Look at Namjoon!!! How can someone be so hot and tall?? Ughh!!!! I can’t!!!” and then his voice turned to normal “Sadly I can’t enunciate the dozens of emojis you added in between.”

He faked cry, his face twisted in a comedic way. “I do not stand a chance with you because I’m short!! I’m moving in the middle of the mountains to live in complete isolation. Farewell!”

Originally posted by kpop-heaven-247

Taehyung:

After a night of drinking you two manage to stumble back to his dorm and somehow you end up in bed with him. While you sit at comfortable distance from him, trying to sleep, you let it slip in your drunken haze how much you look up to the cute Daegu rapper.

“Why, is it because he’s allowed in Cypher? Because he has that tongue technology? I’ll have you know, my tongue technology is just as good. You’d know that if you’d let me prove it to you.”

He turns to his side to glare at you, and you can see that his eyes are glistering. “Are you crying, Taehyung?”

He scoffs.  “No. It’s just raining.”

“But we are indoors”

“Well damn, Y/N. I don’t control the weather.”

“That doesn’t make any sense, Tae.”

“Neither does you biasing Yoongi hyung, instead of me!” And with that final sentence he shifts closer to you, so he can wrap himself around you.  “As if I’d let him take you away from me” he mumbles into your hair before dozing off.

Originally posted by softfluffytae

Jungkook:

He borrowed your laptop and found your tumblr blog dedicated to Seokjin. It’s not his fault you never close your tabs, okay? He forgot what he was initially looking for as he was scrolling through the hundreds of pictures, gifs, videos and text posts of his hyung. He couldn’t wait to return your laptop and ask for some explanations.

He opened the door to greet later that evening when you came after your laptop. He had a small smile plastered on his face. “Nice to meet you! My name is Jungkook, known as the Golden Maknae. I’m well known for my talents that range from sports, to singing and rapping. So I can’t understand why the girl I like betrays me and choses to bias someone else when I am so perfect. Could you please help me find a reason?”

Originally posted by bts-is-best-bias

🌸Masterlist🌸

What You Don’t Know

Every day is spent feeling Yuuri out, fitting them together in a way that doesn’t destroy who either of them is as a person. Viktor loves that they fit this way; loves that he has sharp edges and awkward corners and that Yuuri still folds around them, that together they grow.

Yuuri continually surprises Viktor, but Hiroko is another matter entirely.

Yuuri is forbidden from watching his competitors, at least in the few days before Rostelecom. This doesn’t mean that Viktor can’t watch—so after Yuuri’s disappeared to his room to briefly recharge, Viktor settles to watch a recording of the Trophee de France. Hiroko bustles around him, wiping away the last remnants of the dinner rush and clearing bottles of sake. He offers to help, but she shakes her head and hums her disagreement. Viktor’s still not sure how much English she knows. Viktor’s still not sure how much Japanese he knows, in Hasetsu’s dialect. There are times when she beams and nods and chatters to him slowly, clearly, and there are other times where she falls silent, smile warm but vague.

Viktor has long suspected that it isn’t just a language barrier. There is private, and then there are the Katsukis.

Still, the onsen is quiet, devoid of guests except one tipsy gentleman that is already snoring softly into the table he sits at. Viktor pats the ground beside him. “Mama?” Mama, a word Hiroko had insisted he use and one he’s taken gross advantage of ever since. She kneels, lays a hand atop his.

“It’s late, Vicchan. Late for you.”

“I’m on the free skate,” he explains, “just a little more time.”

She glances at the screen, and Viktor can only imagine what her inexperienced eye sees. A man, in a sparkling outfit, moving from a nameless spin into a jump whose rotations she probably doesn’t realize to count. ‘Somehow, the Katsukis don’t know anything about figure skating!’ The triplets had declared. Viktor will adjust. “Good music, isn’t it, Mama?”

Hiroko huffs, breath slight. “Doesn’t matter,” she declares, “if he wants to beat my Yuuri, he’ll need better base value than that, especially with his GOEs. Ah, but he’s young, so his mistake on the takeoff of the triple axel is…” she gestures, small and soft hand incapable of grabbing the word in English. She settles, finally, on a different word. “Normal? Yuuri did the same. Hm. This boy, though, they overscore his transitions and choreography.”

Viktor is too elegant to gape, or so he had always thought. “Mama,” he says, slowly, “have you been studying figure skating this season?” Mari has only now found her interest—perhaps it’s spread to her parents, as well.

Rather than answer, Hiroko stands. “My son doesn’t like pressure, Vicchan. Yuuri works very hard. We support him, but we must be careful, yes?”

Viktor had assumed that the onsen and Yuuri’s family, in all their unconditional love, was an accidental haven for Yuuri. If Yuuri can be a dime-a-dozen skater—if Yuuri can be a man not under the tremendous pressure that comes with world records and being one of the best six skaters in the nation, Yuuri can begin to cope.

Yuuri needs someone to believe in him, and trust him, without expectation. If Yuuri can be a man who returns home to parents who aren’t invested in, don’t understand, the world of skating…

“Careful,” Hiroko repeats, Hiroko who is not even supposed to know the first thing about skating, “yes?”

Oh, Viktor is always a stroke behind, when it comes to anyone named Katsuki. They know their beloved Yuuri so well. They know his sport, too.

“Yes. Thank you, Mama.”

“You are a good son,” says Hiroko before she shuffles off. Viktor gives up on the Trophee de France, and finds himself at Yuuri’s door. Let us love you.

At the sight of him Yuuri lights up, quiet and bright, and he holds out his arms.

Average Austrian talking about their job:

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Average Austrian talking about Cordoba 1978:

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It really is laughable how pundits and fans alike spend so much time taking apart how Arsenal shouldn’t accept never contending for actually winning competitions and for just qualifying like. We don’t? We don’t, the players don’t, Wenger doesn’t. You know who does? The fucking board. We waste so much time discussing Wenger and his role in this but the board is perfectly content spending the bare minimum to build a squad that can consistently qualify for top competitions. Winning them is not even in their interests and they’ve LITERALLY said exactly that. Instead of criticizing what our teams lack we should be demanding accountability from the people who run this TEAM into the ground in the name of a successful business model. Kroenke out and down with anyone who thinks that running a business is more important than the beautiful game

Language!
  • Kageyama: You're such an idiot bean pole, you can't even talk to anyone without making them hate themselves somehow
  • Tsukishima: at least I don't fuck a shrimp cocktail every day during lunch on the school's yoga mats like a fuck boy.
  • Sugawara: Tsukishima language!
  • Tsukishima: what? I spoke perfect Japanese.
Shitty Parenting 101
  • Kid: Can I get my eyes checked? Things are starting to get blurry.
  • Parent: -Sighs loudly- Stop complaining already, you don't need glasses.
  • Kid: It's really hard for me to breathe sometimes. Do I have asthma?
  • Parent: For the last time you don't have asthma. Maybe if you worked out a bit more you could breathe better.
  • Kid: Can you wait for the allergy medicine to kick in? The pollen and dust makes my nose really itchy.
  • Parent: I have allergies too and you don't see me complaining.
  • Kid: I think I might be depressed...
  • Parent: What are you sad about? You have a good life.
  • Kid: I think I might have anxiety issues...
  • Parent: What do you have to be anxious or stressed about?
  • Kid: My chest hurts.
  • Parent: You're such a hypochondriac.
  • Kid: Can I see a therapist?
  • Parent: Why? So you can tell them about how much you hate us?
  • Kid: -Doesn't do all the dishes/chores expertly-
  • Parent: You are the fucking laziest person I have ever met!
  • Kid: -Does a lot of extra chores very nicely-
  • Parent: -Doesn't say a word-
  • Kid: I really want to focus on my school work more...
  • Parent: You're doing a sport.
  • Kid: -Listens to music they like-
  • Parent: How are you even part of this family?
  • Kid: I don't really believe in God...
  • Parent: -Looks up Christian camps to send them-
  • Kid: I think I like this person (of the same sex)
  • Parent: You are NOT dating them. As long as you're under this roof you are straight. Wait, scratch that, I'm not going to support you through college if that's what you're going to be doing. That's so wrong.
  • Kid: -Tries to act more like who they feel on the inside-
  • Parent: I don't like it. You should do more of this, and that.

anonymous asked:

do you like sports? american football in particular? a good concept is sheith football au where shiro is the star quarterback and keith is the wide receiver and there's a lot of sexual tension, but they're just bros amirite

i’ve been waiting for this au my entire life tbh

consider: shiro will only sign with a team if they agree to take keith and vice versa. someone sacks shiro and keith rips off his helmet and tries to start shit even though it was totally legal. someone spears keith and shiro cradles keith in his arms even though keith is completely fine and the whole team is like… come on guys. and then shiro runs in a touch down and his entire celly is him and keith intensely hugging in front of god and man and 76,000 fans.

monster factory episodes summed up in a single line
  • dark souls 2: SQUIRTLE GOD WHYYYYYYYYYYY?
  • skyrim: And he does have a reason to hate Mondays.
  • the sims 4: I don't know why you're looking for a mom when you could be looking for a third dad.
  • fallout 3: What even in the world do you think you're DOING, Fallout?!
  • wwe 2k14: Welcome to the ring, America’s burden. Our grim legacy. God’s favorite mistake.
  • mass effect 2: It's a gachapon, only it's a guy's face.
  • ark survival evolved: Take a T. rex bite out of crime!
  • second life: Second Life, you shouldn't let me do this! Ethically!
  • bloodborne: Whoa, hey, some of these aren't colours...
  • oblivion: setactorfullname "A Dead Person"
  • fallout 4: I do a lot of bad shit today.
  • black desert online: The thing is... he looks just like Bart.
  • dragon's dogma: Swear fealty to me and I will only throw you a little. Just kidding.
  • blade & soul: I don't know why you are self-sabotaging like this right now.
  • dark souls: I don't know, man, you'd have to take it up with the Arby's witch.
  • wwe 2k16: Yeah, that's what I look like.
  • dark souls 3: That man is gonna be mad at me forever.
  • second life, second chances: What's up everyone, I think dogs should vote!
  • soul caliber 5: But how underrepresented are furries in fighting games?
  • tiger woods 08: Did not golf. Failed to golf.
  • saints row the 3rd: I'm gonna Dairy Queen these guys out of the fucking sky!
  • spore: Hey, someone come fuck this!
  • wii sports resort: Dick Cheney, your reign ends here!
  • champions online: This is the fucking dude of the century. I can't even process everything that's going on here.
  • conan exiles: You gained a level of comfort with your own body!
  • dragon age inquisition: We've easily tripled the amount of grease we're getting off this grandma.
  • monster mania: Sometimes your arms are simply too short to box with God.
  • sweeps week: Was it worth it, Todd? What you did to my family for ratings?
  • super mario bros maker: Oh, no, I don't like having this power over this brother!
  • final fantasy 15: Look at this cool shit. That's pretty fucking cool though.

anonymous asked:

Sometimes I feel like I don't fit in the trans guy community because I'm TOO masculine. I've never really liked feminine things, and even my "girly" interests and hobbies are few and I don't do them a lot. Sometimes I feel like I'm falling into the toxic masculinity that men are told off for.

My guy, toxic masculinity isn’t a color, a sport, a fashion choice, or anything like that. Toxic masculinity is the mindset that forces men who do not want to participate in masculine things, to do so out of fear of persecution. Toxic masculinity is viewing masculine things as higher, or better than feminine things. Toxic masculinity is the view that being emotional or soft is weak because it is feminine (and by extension “gay or like women”). Masculinity isn’t toxic on its own, it’s just a personality trait. It is made toxic when it is forced. If you like the most masculine things on earth and are happy with that, then good for you. That's who you are and you should always be who you are. As long as you don’t look down on feminine boys, you’re doing everything right. 

- Michael 

Shit People Say After You Tell Them Your Sign
  • *actual events by actual people
  • Aries: "Damn that explains your muscles"
  • "No wonder you have a temper hahahhhaa ok don't hit me"
  • "But you don't like sports????"
  • Taurus: "Okay nice so are you hungry now?"
  • "But you can't even decide what shoes to wear today wut"
  • "but you're always too lazy to argue COME ON FIGHT ME"
  • Gemini: "Lmao you two-faced hoe what did I tell you"
  • "Okay but if like you have a pair of gemini twins...would they both have one face each or four"
  • "You're loyal for one OR ARE YOU hmmmmm"
  • Cancer: "I've never seen you cry though"
  • "Stay away from me I might get cancer"
  • Leo: "YOUR HAIR IS WOW NO WONDER"
  • "You're not even selfish thoughhhhh"
  • "That's why you a thot"
  • Virgo: "But you never study wut"
  • "You don't even clean your room this is a lie"
  • "So are you a eternally a virgin or"
  • Libra: "This is why you can't decide on what to eat. Like, ever."
  • "What happens if two libras go on a date omfg how to you choose where to go fuck this is giving ME a headache"
  • "I don't care if you flirt with everyone don't steal my gurl fam"
  • Scorpio: "But you're so nice"
  • "Is this why you're always dressed like you're going to a funeral ahaaa- okay sorry"
  • "That explains your horrifying tweet damn"
  • Sagittarius: "Stop liking every girl you meet man you're more of a hoe than libra"
  • "But you're scared of heights"
  • "But you don't even go out of your room what do you mean adventure is this a sick joke"
  • Capricorn: "But you is the biggest party peep I know"
  • "no wonder you do so well without studying fuck you"
  • "is this why you never find dates"
  • Aquarius: "....so what does your sign do"
  • "Aren't you basically Sagittarius? What's the difference"
  • "...okay nice"
  • Pisces: "isn't that why you're so adorable awwwWWW"
  • "so are you and cancer like. TItanic buddies"
  • "Wow all my pisces friends are art people how are you good at science"

anonymous asked:

lol Chuck/Rowena (and what Crowley and Cas would have to say about that/being step-brothers-ish)

Neither Cas nor Crowley would like it one bit, but after Crowley realizes just how uncomfortable it makes Cas he would go out of his way to get a rise out of Crowley by constantly calling him “my dear brother” all the fucking time, to the point that Crowley would get engraved “best brothers forever” necklaces and a watch and a grill and a shaving kit and all the standard brother presents. Maybe even tickets to SPORTS and Crowley would drag Cas to a fucking baseball game which backfires terribly when Cas turns into the biggest baseball fan ever. 

How To Ensure A Relationship With The Signs
  • Aries: Do what they want to do; make an effort to play their sport or go and do some physical activity of their choice. (bonus points if you like anime bc weeaboo trash right here).
  • Taurus: Buy them things, show them you can really be there for them, financially or otherwise. Whether it be food or a dress.
  • Gemini: C o m m u n i c a t e. Talk about things that make them happy. Be interested in what they say. Nod and maybe even copy movements. Tell them your opinions and don't yell at them about them - state them rationally. They love?? that??
  • Cancer: These are the people who, when they see you being good with kids, they melt. If you want to get into a Cancer's heart, show them how caring and compassionate you are... and show them you can be an amazing parent.
  • Leo: Be supportive and attentive. Talk to them, show them you care. Like Gemini, listening and paying attention is key. Treating them like they're important and they're valid is a sure way.
  • Virgo: Communicate, discuss things. Show them you are more intelligent than you look. Seem interested in them and everything they say. Ask them to explain things if you don't understand. Ask questions, challenge them intellectually.
  • Libra: Okay lets be honest here they bounce back and forth a lot. You just have to show them that you really do think they're attractive... though usually they are the ones trying to wrap you around their finger... 🌚
  • Scorpio: Show them that you understand. Live with them, go and do crazy shit... but also understand their somewhat introverted tendencies and their complex emotions. Be empathetic... even if you can't see beyond the wall they built up.
  • Sagittarius: Adventure ho! 🛳. Go out and live with them. Make memories. Throw caution to the wind. Laugh. But, don't treat them like they can only be fun with you. Talk to them about what they want. Where they want to go, what they plan to do.
  • Capricorn: A fairly manipulative sign, usually they try to wrap others around their fingers rather than the other way around, but, showing interest in what they do, needing them, and maybe copying some of their lesser mannerisms will do the trick.
  • Aquarius: Be unique. Show them parts of you no one else has seen. Be there when they're too afraid to admit they need help. Go and do those weird things with them, sit down and talk about your adventures with them.
  • Pisces: Listen to what they have to say, don't push their ideas away. Talk to them about their unrealistic ideas and make theories with them and laugh and honestly, just listen to them. Very few take them seriously, but, if you were... That'd mean everything.