compete!

I can’t believe this needs to be said, but Harry did NOT steal Liam’s thunder about his baby news. 

The baby was born on March 22nd. Liam could have Tweeted/Insta’d that news at any point before March 25th when Harry dropped all of his Extra on us.

Technically - if you want to be a giant turd about it - LIAM stole Harry’s thunder and not the other way around.

 So the general consensus on this scene

in the fandom is that Victor mistook Yuuri for a fan here.

But did he really?

I mean, sure, Victor may be a little self-centered but he’s aware of the skaters he’s competing against (as illustrated in episode 10, when he goes out of his way to describe every single skater, even JJ whom he doesn’t particularly like) and I doubt this is the first time he’s seen Yuuri not in costume.

Not to mention that Yuuri wouldn’t have been Victor’s only fan at the event and I doubt Victor would just go around offering to take selfies with anyone who looked at him with longing.

It was also confirmed in an interview that Victor knew Yuuri before the banquet and could tell that he was his fan through his skating (which was, of course, heavily inspired by Victor).

So maybe it’s not Victor mistaking Yuuri for a fan here - maybe it’s Victor knowing that Yuuri is a fan of his and knowing that he suffered a pretty overwhelming loss and needs cheering up, and maybe this is Victor trying to be considerate and actually trying to comfort Yuuri in his own way?

He may be overly blunt and can’t take a hint sometimes, but he’s also proven that he’s a nice person so maybe this is Victor trying to help Yuuri as well as he can? He knows his options are limited since they hardly know each other, but he figures that a photo with one’s idol could make anyone feel better.

He turns out to be wrong about that, but he had good intentions that were, let’s note here, specifically directed at Yuuri.

So TL;DR: Victor knew who Yuuri was in this scene and he knew about his defeat and his offer of a commemorative photo was his way to try and cheer Yuuri up.

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Very nice BNR32 GTR that wasn’t at Racewars to compete. If the RH9R plates are accurate it would have been quick. For those unaware the RH9 club is for street driven cars in Japan that run 9 seconds over the ¼. There was another R32 GTR competing at Racewars with RH9 plates. That was the quickest car at the event and only lost out to be fastest by a poofteenth. Will be posting pics of those cars later.

im so sad about how terrified sasuke was of his bond to naruto (to the point of feeling like he had to kill him) for a lot of reasons but specifically how thats an indication of how superficial his connections with everyone else were. like no matter what he did he could not cut his bond with naruto for years and years! but the others were so much easier. and i think that’s because he very purposefully built emotional walls around himself - he worked with his team, he competed against his opponents, but that’s all it was for him, all he would let it be. naruto’s the only one who made it past those walls, and i don’t think he ever expected someone to actually manage that. it snuck up on him and by the time he realized it was too late to cut him out. and yeah this is a sasuke/naruto post but this is also a post about a sad pre-teen boy who was so scared of losing another person he loved that he decided to just never love anyone again instead

My “767″ Thoughts

I started watching about 13 minutes into the show, because I couldn’t stand to wait.  So I’ll be reading @typingtess‘s writeup in a moment and will be watching it as soon as I get home tomorrow.  I don’t have a lot to say, maybe I’ll write more tomorrow, but it was another great episode.  Loved the Tiffany’s and Kat’s coming and Deeks shouting LAPD.  Also, I might be the only one, but I loved the ending with Hetty.  Thank you to Kyle Harimoto and Benny Boom and of course my favs, Scott Gemmill & JPK.  Now I’m going to go read what Tess and everyone else wrote to try and figure out what the story was about.

Did i mention that the parts I watched were all competent, great banter, action and everything I could want from NCIS: LA.

A word which some lexicographer has marked obsolete is ever
thereafter an object of dread and loathing to the fool writer, but if it is a good word and has no exact modern equivalent equally good, it is good enough for the good writer. Indeed, a writer’s attitude toward “obsolete” words is as true a measure of his literary ability as anything except the character of his work. A dictionary of obsolete and obsolescent words would not only be singularly rich in strong and sweet parts of speech; it would add large possessions to the vocabulary of every competent writer who might not happen to be a competent reader.
—  Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

I have yet to compete “the get down” yet because of procrastination and i’ve been busy. But somethings i noticed in the beginning was 1. how they were going to use the white guy that crafted this show, as ammo, to push that agenda that Black writers/artists aren’t needed to tell our own stories. 2. And then how the congratulate this show for its inclusion of Disco, Ballroom culture in the formation of hip hop…but like you have Jaden Smith’s character hooking up with some white queer kid Thor (is his name?)…like not even a white latinx…and i feel like this pushes that whole pairing of Black queer characters with White characters, implication of anti black homophobia, under that progressive guise, plus pointless re-centering of a white character.

anonymous asked:

*bodyslams door down* dnd is super fun and enjoyable i run the club on my campus and it's literally the highlight of my week!! also the adventure zone is literally a++ representation with the npcs it has at least 2 gal couples and an important nb character and there's a reoccurring joke about "well clearly we're not going anywhere on our own where is this arc's strong and competent woman to save us bc we're idiots" and im lov it thank you *repairs door on my way out*

I’m surprised this wasn’t in all caps! So what i’m getting from all of my anons (and Lou) is that I should listen to Adventure Zone and also play dnd at some point. I’ve been meaning to cause it looks really cool, it just seems kind of complicated but I will def give it a try.

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.

By Georgina Kenyon

In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco industry was revealed to the public. Called the Smoking and Health Proposal, and written a decade earlier by the Brown & Williamson tobacco company, it revealed many of the tactics employed by big tobacco to counter “anti-cigarette forces”.

In one of the paper’s most revealing sections, it looks at how to market cigarettes to the mass public: “Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy.”

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“Agnotology is the study of wilful acts to spread confusion and deceit, usually to sell a product or win favour.” 

Reading this made me think of Christianity, especially apologetics. Now there’s a name for their obfuscation tactics or what some atheists call Sophisticated Theology. Edward Feser, David Bentley Hart, William Lane Craig, and the Presuppositionalists use agnotology to sell their product: their religion. They can’t convert people by talking about Hell or guilting them for liking the same sex or for having sex before marriage, so they have to make their religion sound more intelligible than it is by spreading confusion and deceit. Even if they’re not employing pseudo-philosophy, there’s mass literature and even movies now spreading lies about atheists (God’s Not Dead). I’ve been calling them out on it for quite some time. Be sure to point them to this article at every turn because their product is as poisonous and cancerous as cigarettes are.

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Robot Wars Series 2 - Episode 4

Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon host the robot fighting show. Competing in this round are Supernova, Frostbite, Wyrm, High 5, Crushtacean, Ironside 3, Pulsar and Apex.

anonymous asked:

One of the thing that bothers me most about ToG series is that it has a potential to be something better than whatever it is right now. In the hand of a good and thoughtful writer, we can have strong WoCs (and PoC in general), good LGBT representations, good representation for people with disability and mental illness, meaningful realistic relationships (all types, not just romantic), and an enjoyable epic fantasy book. Instead, we get a Shitty Shades of Fae Porn we don't need in our lives.

The idea of T0G would actually be pretty good in the hands of a competent writer. She could’ve written the story of an assassin (not a lost princess) in T0G because without reading the book the plot actually sounds good and then explored the fae in AC0TAR, in a more original and less toxic way. Not to mention she has a ton of opportunities to add diverse character in both series, but she decides not to. Good ideas, bad execution. Conclusion: wasted potential.

SCENARIO JONGKOOK FIRST DATE <3

I was looking at the rollercoaster and I could feel how my face was turning pale. I hated highs and things that go to fast, like for example a enormous rollercoaster that put you up down.  But I couldn’t deny it because Jungkook said that It could be fine. I was stupid. I knew I didn’t need to show how brave I was but I couldn’t help it. I tried to look to other thing and tried to put my mind blank. Automatically I went to a day three weeks ago.
I was on our dance studio, I was beyond nervous cause we were holding a big competition were the best dance academy of Seoul meet to decide which one was the best that year, the best will win a great price that we need it because our rooms were pretty old. We compete by age categories, group and solo, and this year, finally my classmates gave me the change to do the solo. I was totally afraid and exited while I watched how the different academies arrived to our place and were practicing. I was stretching when I saw my rival, he was so calm and relaxed that I get mad at him for be so secure of his victory, Jungkook was a great dancer, he was good at everything he did and he knows it, and I couldn’t avoid look at him, then he looked back at me and I tried to look like I wasn’t looking at him, like I did every time our teams meet. It wasn’t my fault that he was so capturing.
When I found out that I would represent my team as a solo I went crazy practicing, I didn’t sleep or think of anything that wasn’t that competition I knew that I was putting a lot of pressure on my own body but I couldn’t help it, my team believed in and I had to prove them that they made the good choice, that I was capable and good enough, not just that, I had to show them that I was beyond enough.
And the moment has arrived, I had to show my skill against Jungkook, the perfect and attractive boy from 1million dance studio. I was getting more and more nervous the more the moment of our match was approaching. I just repeated and repeated the steps I practiced for billion times on my head, actually I was bouncing  my body trying to look cool and relaxed but was a lie, a totally and huge lie, I was terrified.
And the the moment arrived, the 97 solo battle between 1million studio and DEF dance skool finally arrived. I entered trying to look the most relaxed that I could and meet Jungkook eyes, he was showing me his perfect smile, I tried to look lethal.

“Don’t try to hard” he said me calmly “ and good look”

“You can keep your luck for yourself Kookie, I don’t need it anyways” I said as reply, and he just laugh. That smile started a strong desire of winning on my, to the point of being crazy. I was ready to beat the perfect golden man. And I did it. We battle against each other I incorporate some dangerous moves that nailed. And finally the victory was mine. All my team came to me to celebrate, actually, I couldn’t believe that I won the golden boy but it was like that, I saw his face and he couldn’t believe it either.
When all the competitions ended, finally, after some years DEF Dance Skool won. Finally we could change the rooms and put air conditioner. Finally. I felt like crying. I was hugging my best friend when I felt that someone touched my shoulder, I turned and there was Jungkook.

“I want a rematch” he just said to me “just you and me”.

“Fine” I answered with a smile “How much time do you need to keep up with me? A month maybe?”

“Next week. This time on my field”

“And who will be the judge?”

“Came on, we don’t need anyone to say who is the winner, we will know. Deal?”

“Deal. See you next week”

This time I couldn’t practice as much as I wanted because my body reached the limit and my ankle was hurting all week, before the competition was already injured but I couldn’t tell anybody so I danced with a bandage but it was getting worse, but I was to proud to tell that so I keep the rematch.
Finally the day arrived and  I was entering the 1million studios,  he told me to go to the room 15, and as he said he was there alone.

“On time, are you ready?” he said as son I entered.

“Don’t try to hard” I said the words he always say to me.

“Don’t worry” he said with a smile, a superiority one “then should be start then?”

“What are we betting?”

“If you win I do whatever you want and if I win I do whatever you want, easy” I nodded in agreement and waited to him to put on the music.

And this time the pain on my ankle was stronger, I tried hard but I was aware that I couldn’t do some movements. And he was right, we didn’t need anyone to know that this match was all his. I was so sure that he ended the music before time.

“What are you doing?” he asked me angry “Why are you matching me with you foot like this?” I was surprised by his words, I didn’t say anything, It felt like my teacher was scolding me for some reason. “Forget it there is no match today, you should be more conscious of your body care” he said while shouting the music.

“It was you who wanted a rematch, and today you win, congratulations” I said trying to walk to my things pretending that my foot didn’t hurt at all.

“I don’t need to win you when you are on your low condition” He said looking at me.

“Whatever you say” I take my bag.

“But” I looked at him “well we actually started the match so, if you say I win, then you have to do something for me right?”
“What?”

“Let’s go together to the amusement park” he said with a shy smile “a date, that’s what I want”

“What? A date with me?” I asked back shocked. He was kidding right? How Mr. Gold can ask me out to a date? Did he find out that I was totally captivated by his charm and was trying to put a joke on me?

“Yeah”

And even when I through that he couldn’t show up there we are, waiting to ride a rollercoaster. Will arrive the day that I don’t feel that everything with him is a competition? I looked in front of us and we were reading the next. Then I looked at him, he was looking at me with a expression I didn’t know how read.

“Are you afraid?” he asked me.

“Of course not” I said, and there was 0 conviction on my voice.

“I’m a little afraid too” he said with a cute expression. I just looked at him “You should said no when I asked you” he looked away. No. Way. He. Was. Afraid. Just. Like. Me.

“I hate heights” I said whispering “but I have my pride” I saw how looked back at me.

“Well, I guess is good that we are together in this then” he said while grabbing my hands.

And our turn arrived. And we ride the rollercoaster. And it was amazing. Because he didn’t let my hand go at any moment.