In honour of her retirement, here are Phan Thị Hà Thanh‘s bronze-winning vaults from the 2011 World Championships. She qualified in last and came away with a medal!

anonymous asked:

I ended up reading your story about Icarus (took me forever to pick just one). The prof loved it, it got really positive reactions from the class and one girl even knew where it came from(small world right?) You definitely have some new fans here :)

Aaaaaah that’s so cool! Thanks for letting me know, Icarus (X) was so much fun to write!

And, oh man, that’s so wild that someone knew where it was from! A very small world indeed :)

anonymous asked:

tbh all this tinhatting business reminds me of Festinger's work in social psychology: wikipedia. org/wiki/Leon_Festinger#When_Prophecy_Fails

When Prophecy Fails

Festinger and his collaborators, Henry Riecken and Stanley Schachter, examined conditions under which disconfirmation of beliefs leads to increased conviction in such beliefs in the 1956 book When Prophecy Fails. The group studied a small apocalyptic cult led by Dorothy Martin (under the pseudonym Marian Keech in the book), a suburban housewife.[50][51] Martin claimed to have received messages from “the Guardians,” a group of superior beings from another planet. The messages purportedly said that a flood would destroy the world on December 21, 1954. The three psychologists and several more assistants joined the group. The team observed the group firsthand for months before and after the predicted apocalypse. Many of the group members quit their jobs and disposed of their possessions in preparation for the apocalypse. When doomsday came and went, Martin claimed that the world had been spared because of the “force of Good and light"that the group members had spread throughout the world. Rather than abandoning their discredited beliefs, group members adhered to them even more strongly and began proselytizing with fervor.

Festinger and his co-authors concluded that the following conditions lead to increased conviction in beliefs following disconfirmation:

1. The belief must be held with deep conviction and be relevant to the believer’s actions or behavior.

2. The belief must have produced actions that are difficult to undo.

3. The belief must be sufficiently specific and concerned with the real world such that it can be clearly disconfirmed.

4. The disconfirmatory evidence must be recognized by the believer.5. The believer must have social support from other believers.

Yeah that’s almost us. Idk if that’s good or bad. XD

From the moment I saw Mycroft watching the old movies in TFP, even before the spliced in home videos, everything about the scene screamed that it was in a mind palace; that was an interior world, not “reality.” When the lights came on, I was so confused. And I stayed so confused.
That John had been shot by a tranquilizer dart? That did not SOUND like a tranq, that sounded like a fucking GUNSHOT.
The explosion with no injuries confused me. The sudden piracy confused me (though I admit I absolutely loved “Sherlock Holmes the pirate”). Sherlock not picking up on the missing glass confused me.
That Eurus gave away the “endgame” of choosing between shooting Mycroft and John confused me. How the bloody fucking hell she got them all the way to Musgrave - I get it, she ran Sherrinford, but to get Sherlock and John all the way there and the whole room setup, and everything, that’s a LOT of resources.
That Sherlock didn’t know where on the damn property or neighboring properties there was a fucking WELL to look in!? Then of course the magical disappearing chain because hey, we threw John a rope.
I know there’s so many more inconsistencies and holes, but these were the biggest ones that really made the whole thing feel SURREAL. Not just bad or wrong, but utterly detached from reality.

I KNOW it could just be lazy writing, and trying to fit too much in to one episode… and I’m so angry because part of me is resigned to believe that that’s all it was. But part of me is so fucking desperate to HOPE for something BETTER than that.

Dating Blink Would Include...

Anonymous requested:  I loved your dating Diana Prince would be like…post! Could you do the same topic but with Blink from X-Men Days of Future Past? Thank U!

  • Blink’s a unique looking mutant
  • (Beautiful, but unique)
  • She was self conscious 
  • And thought that her entire life would be dedicated to helping mutants with no time for romance 
  • Until you came along
  • You thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world
  • You could stare into her green eyes for hours and never get bored
  • And she thought you were just as beautiful too
  • So she made the first move
  • And you have been in love with her ever since
  • You thinking her powers are totally badass
  • “So if I’m in a… situation, can I just text you and you can open a portal that I can jump through?” “By situation do you mean getting murdered?” “Yeah… or maybe I’m just in awkward situation, ran into an ex, creepy guy hitting on me, awkward family dinner…” “You’re lucky I love you.”
  • Blink constantly playing with your hair
  • Worrying about her every time she goes on a mission
  • Immediately clicking with the rest of the X-Men when you meet them
  • Being best friends with Kitty Pryde
  • Making out
  • A lot
  • Whenever Charles reads her minds, he always sees you
  • “Clarice, can you stop thinking about Y/N for one second and focus on the mission?”
  • Her favorite feeling in the world is the feeling of you being in her arms
  • Blink giving you all the love she can offer
  • And you giving her the same

Famous Brazilian Singer is Found Dead in a Burning Car

In 1989, the song “La Lambada” came out and became a huge world hit. Chances are that even if you’re from younger generations you’ve heard it in a movie, at least. That song was from the band Kaoma, and the lead singer, Loalwa Braz Viera, became a star in her country.

On January 19th, 2017, Loalwa (63) was found dead inside her burning car, right outside her house in Saquerema, in Rio de Janeiro. Police is investigating and have said they can’t rule out it was a murder, especially considering that the night before two armed men were seen close to her residence. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

This news is in development.

The parallels of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark’s thinking, characteristics, and thought process can be made from the places they were born as heroes in the new world. 

Steve was born from the ice in the new world. He was a man who came out of the cold, but did the cold come out of him as well? For ages, we’ve seen Steve as the Man With The Plan - the strategist, the tactician. He has a strong moral code but it lies steeped in ambiguity when it comes to personal causes or missions he spearheads in anger. He is, as my friend @lavengadoraaa Dora says, the personification of the famed Scorned Woman when it comes to issues where objectivity is required. To me, Steve is the personification of ice. He is cold, he melts only to slip out of your hand, and he is rigid. Ice soothes burns, helps calm you down at times, and is the one who levels out bumps & swellings. Ice is transparent to see, and you believe it to be an open book. It makes for a good companion in sorrowful glasses or gleeful bowls. At the same time, ice also burns when it dries up. It can leave you irrevocably damaged. It can numb you till the point where you cannot feel pain so you don’t know that it hurts. Steve at his best is the soothing ice, and the other end, well he will leave you numb. 

Tony was born as Iron man from the desert. The desert is a curious juxtaposition to live with. At first glance, all you register is unending sand and unbearable heat. It is coarse, it is intrusive, it drains you of energy, and it burns you up. You wish to see it only till it is novel, till is a spectacle to behold. You don’t want it forever, not by choice. The only constant it has is the fine sand that builds crumbling castle dunes and the lone cacti that nobody would touch. It is warmth but not the kind you think you’d need for more than a while. Tony is the warmth. He creates marvels, but like the cacti of the desert, you find them fascinating till they prick you. He slips through your hands but he is everywhere and he never leaves, even if parts of him disappear into the winds of time.

The desert turns cold at night, under the romantic skies ruled by the moon. In those quiet times, when nobody is looking, it loves the cold and takes its love in return. But nobody knows of this tryst, because nobody thinks that the cold would ever grace the desert. And those who do, know better than to intrude. Because when the sun rises, the desert is left barren and the ice is left rigid - one too soft and the other too hard to change

anonymous asked:

Preludes by Eliot, My Mind Is by E E Cummings, (anything by him really) and there was another very short poem by Bukoswski which I don't remember.

“And when all the world came back
And the light crept up between the shutters
And you heard the sparrows in the gutters,
You had such a vision of the street
As the street hardly understands


I am moved by fancies that are curled
Around these images, and cling:
The notion of some infinitely gentle
Infinitely suffering thing.”


“nevertheless i
feel that i cleverly am being altered that i slightly am
becoming something a little different, in fact
myself “

(My Mind Is)

anonymous asked:

Have any headcanons about how the demigods of the past dealt with the chaos and fear that came from Y2K? Besides the usual 'The world's ending. Again.'

I was too little to really understand what all the Y2K hype was about tbh like I remember people being weird about it and I could not figure out why lmao

I imagine tho, that like the Apollo kids pretentious af “well, our dad says that-” and everyone else is like “W E K N O W” with death glares because if they have to hear about how the oracle is never wrong and blah blah blah one more god damn time they are gonna be cursed by Apollo for 100 generations for smothering all his kids


My Moon Harvert stuff came! The bath frosting…out of this world. It really does look and feel like frosting. And it comes in a really big container for a really good price. Like I’m so happy with this! Thanks for the recommendation! I’m definitely gonna stock up again for my birthday

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OMG let me tell you how much do I love this. The Kapoor-Semple bitching about colours is SO out of this world it might have come through the Breach as well!

Don’t worry. I made sure Raleigh came up with a color that’s out of this world, too. *wink*


2018 Netflix Original Series: Grounders

250 years after a Nuclear War managed to destroy all lands and leave behind only a small amount of survivors, a civilization was built. From the old world came knowledge to those living in the new. They have sets of laws, religions, and teachings. Their names have been passed down kin after kin since the war.

They know war harsher than most do as well, and a new one is set to come. There has been chaos since the last one while the current Commander, the one who everyone bows to, has been unable to control it. This puts the faith her people as well as fellow ambassadors have in her in jeapordy. With newer clans and armies forming, and very little time till Ascension Day, where a new Commander shall be tested based on their knowledge of each clans religions, laws and people to rule, war is almost inevitable.

Only thing is, this isn’t the war that they should be worried about. Bigger things will come into their lives that they will not be able to understand. Confusion incites fear, fear incites violence. Category Entertainment. No copyright infrigement intended. All clips belong to their respective production companies. Available to watch in 1080p resolution.

proposal: a Dear Theodosia/Your Obedient Servant mashup starting with YOS’s “deeeeear Alexanderrr” and continuing with “what to say to you-”


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