emily tracy

Once Upon a Time cast members who attended Women’s Marches in New York, Los Angeles, London and Vancouver:

  • Jennifer Morrison
  • Lana Parrilla
  • Emilie de Ravin
  • Sean Maguire
  • Michael Raymond-James
  • Meghan Ory
  • Raphael Sbarge
  • Kristin Bauer van Straten
  • Merrin Dungey
  • Eion Bailey
  • Karen David
  • Amy Manson
  • Rose McIver
  • Rachel Shelley
  • Beverley Elliott
  • Keegan Connor Tracy
  • Patrick Fischler
2017 Melbourne World Cup Day Two Recap

Todays session began with Beam and Mens Vault. Beam was headlined by Olympic Champion Sanne Wevers and Vault by Olympic Medalist Kenzo Shirai. Beam was, as usual, the battle of who could stay on the apparatus. Five gymnasts fell of the beam and four girls stayed on. Unsurprisingly the girls that stayed on the beam are ranked in the top 4 going into finals on Saturday. Liu Ting Ting led the way on beam with an amazing routine with lots of intricate mixed and acro combinations which gave her the highest difficulty score of 6.2 (which is huge in the new code of points). She scored a 14.666 with an 8.566 E score, she had a neutral deduction of .1 for going over time. 

Second place in qualifications was fellow countrywoman Luo Huan who also showcased beautiful lines and skills to score a 14.366 (5.9). 

Olympic Champion Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands qualified in fourth with a 13.866. She had a couple of breaks that resulted in missed connections which lowered her D score from 6.3 (which she showed in training today) to a 5.4. This kept her score below 14 and well behind the Chinese pair today. 

Emma Nedov of Australia qualified in fourth place with a solid routine, she had a couple of balance breaks but nothing too major.

Alternating with beam was the Mens Vault which I had trouble watching because it was on the opposite end of the arena. Despite this I witnessed some amazing and terrifying vaulting. Kenzo Shirai of Japan qualified in first scoring 14.549 with an amazing triple twisting yurchenko and unveiling a new second vault that is now the Shirai IV (full on double full off). Ahmet Onder was in second with a stuck tsukahara two and a half twist. He struggled a little on his second vault but was overall really impressive. Wataru Tanigawa of japan was in third place with one messy and one pretty clean vault. Chris Remkes had a great first vault almost sticking his Dragalescu but fell on his second vault. If he hits in finals he could be a real contender for the podium.

Up next was parallel bars which once again was the battle of who could have the least amount of scary mistakes/fall. Zou Jingyuan of China qualified in first with a huge 15.433 (6.6), he had great handstands and stuck his double front half dismount. Ferhat Arican was in second with a 14.833 with a great routine with a basically stuck double front half dismount as well. He was the silver medalist on this event at the Rio Test Event last year so has excellent potential for the podium come Saturday night. Kenzo Shirai was in third with a 14.200 (6.0), overall he had a pretty clean routine with great form and amplitude. He had a couple of little struggles throughout the routine but stuck his dismount as well.

The next event up was floor which featured Wang Yan of China who qualified in top position with a  13.433 (5.4). She showed a new double layout but was a bit short, this was followed up by her trademark triple full to punch front. She also had some great new sassy choreography which featured a couple of cleaning the dirt off her shoulder moves. Liu Ting Ting of China was in second with a 13.400 (5.1) with beautiful leaps and great dance. Her deductions mainly came on her tumbling which could use some work to help improve her score. In third place was Emily Little of Australia who showed an amazing double layout that had a near perfect landing. She only scored a 12.633 but had fantastic tumbling and was just lacking a bit on the dance side. 

Tracie Ang of Malaysia had a really great routine to qualify in fourth position.

High Bar was the final event and after this high bar competition I think high bar should be renamed Splat City because only three out of the eight gymnasts managed to make it through a routine without falling. Japan’s Saito Yusuke qualified in first with a 14.366 (6.7) he had a huge laidout Kolman to Kovacs combination which made the crowd roar with excitement. Devy Dyson of New Zealand qualified in second with a really secure and solid routine that which had by far the best execution (8.433) of the entire high bar competition. Ahmet Onder of Turkey had beautiful form on high bar but a couple of struggles on his routine let him qualify in third to Saturday’s final.

Today was quite a rough day for most people on every event so hopefully we see some improvements for finals. It was also super exciting today because I met Aly Raisman and Kenzo Shirai which was amazing. I can’t wait for the finals to start tomorrow and to continue covering the event for you all.

Meanwhile, in Disney empire

and that’s what you missed in your last episode of ‘We have money so meh’

Quixotic

What a perfect word to describe who we are. As artists and as an earnest little publishing operation — I think you have to have some misguided, naive sense of belief in yourself to succeed. Maybe?

And what is success? Money? Or just being able, somehow, through hard work to be able to keep doing what you love?

Well, we certainly don’t have money. All the same we’ve been very fortunate. We work hard — every day, all of our energy, all of our time, and whatever little amount of money we do have — it all gets subsumed by this vehicle.

I am tired. I am emotional. I am drained.

But I love it. I love the artists we work with — I love them so fucking much. They give me purpose. To rise everyday, to work hard every night. To continue whatever it is I am doing with this life. To learn from them, to laugh with them. To just be.

And that’s a kind of success. For me, I just want to keep doing this with them forever and ever. I hope I am able to do so.

Unfortunately and unsurprisingly, for us to continue that type of success, we need a minimum amount of capital. For the time being, that means having our current Kickstarter reach its goal. We have 2 days… and we need your help.

What are our Collections?

To keep our label running, we’ve moved to offering small seasonal, finely curated book bundles. We offer these at a deep discount and include a lot of extras. We call these bundles Collections.

Yes, our Collections are a way to raise funds, to keep the lights on — but they are also a way for us to highlight the authors we love. Alone, their works could be lost in the sea of releases coming and going. But by placing them in our collections, sometimes alongside authors with a larger following, they’re in a tiny peer group giving them higher visibility, and allowing for new audiences to discover them together.

So even if we get to a point of greater stability, we will continue to run our collections. The reason being is that raising capital alone is not the point of our collections. The other piece is raising awareness of not only our authors, their titles, but also of this industry — to show the necessity of this vibrant creative community and the works coming out of it to the larger world.

What does the future hold?

I’d like to take a second to pull back the curtain — to show you what we have coming down the pike for with our next couple of collections. Please keep in mind that some of these covers are not final.


Fall Collection ‘16
Altcomics Magazine #4, Perfect Hair by Tommi Parrish, Secure Connect by Carta Monir, Sprawling Heart by Sab Meynert, and a new mini by Vincent Stall


Winter Collection ‘16
Altcomics Magazine #5, Extended Play by Jake Terrell, Mirror Mirror 2 edited by Julia Gfrörer & Sean T. Collins, Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber, Yours by Sarah Ferrick


Spring Collection '17
Altcomics Magazine #6, Architecture of an Atom by Juliacks, Life in the Fun Zone by Leif Goldberg, Retreat by Jaakko Pallasvuo, and a new mini by Brie Moreno

As you can see, we have a very exciting slate lined up. And there is so much more we have planned. But to make it there, we first need to succeed with our current collection. If you value the type of work we are doing, the authors we publish, we need your help — please show your support by becoming a backer and talking about the work we are doing on social media.

Thank you!

All our love, everything we got

— Raighne and everyone at 2dcloud ❤