Since everyone is doing intro post to their favorite skaters, what the hell. Might as well do one of my own. Many of my favorites already have introductions (and much better than this) but there is one which I haven’t found and I really wanted to do: Javier Fernandez. Many people just know him because he’s Yuzuru Hanyu’s training partner, but this guy here has an awesome story of his own.
Warning: Very, VERY, long post. Read at your own risk.
this is absolutely unfounded, but are you a nazi/white supremacist? just cause of all the ww2 stuff. your blog is really cool but, yknow, id rather not follow nazis.
I’m a latino man born in Colombia and living in Venezuela, I have black hair, brown eyes and am short for euro standards, I have never step foot in a non-spanish speaking country, my english is extremely accented, bordering in stereotypical, and I love my mixed heritage.
So no, I’m not a white supremacist nor a nazi, just a dude that really loves modern military history, and that has a thing for Wehrmacht aesthetics.
I write this with a heavy heart but I’m in a bit of financial trouble right now.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I’m currently in France, studying here for one semester. I didn’t come unprepared, knowing how expensive France is - I got a student grant and I had some money I saved from my translation job. However, all that money is running thin. Food, travels (the trip to London this week included), bills, rent, have butchered my piggy bank. Especially rent. I counted on getting some reduction via CAF (French institution that gives subsidies), but my application was rejected and that’s really not good.
The situation is not yet desperate, but I’m afraid I’ll be around 300 euros short to pay all my bills. I know I could ask my parents for help, but I’d really prefer not to. They would move heaven and earth to give me all I need, but I don’t want to be a burden to them, since they have a lot of problems of their own. My dad’s business is not doing so well and my mum’s got mugged recently. I actually gave her some money because of that and that didn’t help my situation.
That’s why I put a donation button on my blog (right under the Nanowrimo widget). Every dollar, euro or pound you can spare counts. If you can’t donate, which I totally understand, please at least reblog this and spread the message. I’ll really appreciate it.