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Francesco Totti’s lovely farewell speech

disclaimer: this is an approximate translation from another source (click) also prepare yourself from some tears

“Eh, ssh… It’s easy for you!

Here we are. The moment has come. Can you hear me? 

It looks like a concert! 

Sadly, this moment arrived, even though I hoped it would never arrive.

These days I read a lot of things about me: good, beautiful things. I cried a lot, every single day, by myself like a lunatic. Because 25 years are not going to be forgotten, with you behind my back that helped me through good and bad moments.

And for this, I want to thank you all here, even though it’s not easy in this circumstance. You know I don’t speak a lot, but I definitely think a lot. And these days with my wife we had talks about the years I had with this shirt, this unique shirt.

I wrote a letter for you as well. I hope I will be able to read it out. If I don’t manage to read it all, my daughter Chanel will do it for me, because she loves it.

(I need to take a breath, sorry, it’s not easy for me) - in a laughing manner - I’ll go before it gets too late. I suppose you’re hungry, it’s time for dinner. Even though I’d stay here for another 25 years.

Thank you Rome, thank you mom and dad, my brother, my family, my friends. Thank you to my wife and my sons.

I wanted to start from the end, from the farewells, because I don’t know if I’ll be able to read this all. It’s impossible to tell about 28 years in a few sentences. I would like to tell them through songs or else, but you know I’m not good at that. So I tried to write them with my feet, for these 28 years, which was a lot easier for me.

You know what my favourite toy was? The ball. It still is. But at some point we get old. This is how they told me time works, damn it.

It’s that same time that on that 17th of June of 2001 we hoped it would run faster. (The day Roma won the Scudetto) We couldn’t wait to hear the referee blow his whistle three times. I still have goosebumps about it.

Today time came at my door saying: “We have to grow up. From tomorrow onwards you will be old. Take off your shorts and shoes because from today you’re a man, and you won’t be able to smell the grass of the pitch from this close. The sun in your eyes when you’re running towards the goal. The adrenaline that consumes you and the satisfaction in celebrating.

I’ve asked myself in these last months, "Why are they waking me up from this dream?" 

Do you remember when you were kids and you were dreaming something beautiful? And your mother wakes you up because it’s time for school, but you preferred staying in bed and sleep? And you try to get back into the story again, but you never succeed? 

This time it wasn’t a dream. It was real life.

This letter is for all of you, for the kids that cheered on me, for the ones that were once kids and are now fathers, and for the ones of today that maybe still yell "Totti goal!”

I like to think that my career will be for you a tale to tell to people.

Now it’s really over. I take off my shirt for the last time and I fold it nicely; even though I’m not ready to do it yet, and maybe I never will.

Sorry if in these last few months I didn’t say anything about what happens and my thoughts, but turning the light off isn’t easy.

Now I am scared. It’s not the same fear I have when I have to score a penalty, this time I can’t see through the holes of the net what will happen next.

Let me be scared. This time I am the one who needs you and the warmth you are able to give me. The one that you always showed to me. – fans start chanting very loudly – With you by my side, I will surely be able to turn the page, and to begin a new adventure.Now it’s the time to thank all of my teammates, the staff, the managers, all the ones who worked beside me all these years. The fans, La Curva Sud. A symbol to us Romans and Roma fans.

Being born Romans and Roma fans is a privilege, being the captain of this team has been an honor. You are and you will always be in my life. I won’t be able to excite you with my feet anymore, but my heart will always be there with you.

Now I’ll go down the stairs, I’ll go into the locker rooms that met me when I was a kid, and I will leave as an adult.

I am very proud and happy to have given you 28 years of love. I LOVE YOU. “

so, it’s great and all that disney decided to finally let will & elizabeth reunite BUT obviously there are things in canon at this point that i take great issue with, so this post was pretty much inevitable.

  • elizabeth does not stay on that godforsaken island while will is away. the fact that they’ve chosen that narrative, or a narrative at least close to it, irritates me to no end. she’s the bloody pirate king, not some housewife. this literally DEFEATS the purpose of her character and her story arc. the whole idea was freedom from her cage. she thrives as a pirate. why would you take all of that away from her and reduce her to being a woman that had a child and lived romantically alone for twenty years?? 
  • will turner would never expect elizabeth to wait for him. will turner would never expect elizabeth to wait for him. WILL TURNER WOULD NEVER EXPECT ELIZABETH TO WAIT FOR HIM. he would never want elizabeth to be alone and / or unhappy. regardless of how much he loves her and she loves him, that would be such a selfish expectation to put on her shoulders, especially given that he’s immortal and she isn’t. eventually, he’s going to have to live without her anyways. he would want her to move on and find happiness, even if it would kill him not to be able to be there and provide it for her. and even if elizabeth did move on, she would always return every ten years with henry to meet will and spend the day with him.
  • the fact of the matter is that elizabeth wouldn’t even be accepted into civilized society again. she was at the head of the pirates’ war against the east india company with a warrant hanging over her head. just because cutler beckett is dead doesn’t mean that all of that would just go away. she would have wanted posters out there for her, same as jack does. 
  • speaking of jack, elizabeth would literally TALK ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME. because those adventures, while dangerous and devastating at times, are a HUGE part of her life and her history. they helped to shape her into the woman she is today. what possible reason would she have for not telling henry about all of that? she has no shame in being a pirate, or being involved with pirates. henry would know all about jack, he would know all about barbossa, he would know all about the things that the lot of them accomplished and experienced together. ( and in fact, the line “like the tales of you and captain jack sparrow” actually irks the hell out of me because it more or less erases elizabeth from that narrative as well but wHATEVER )
  • plus i still firmly believe that both jack and barbossa would keep in contact with elizabeth because despite everything, she and jack are still friends, and barbossa is still a mentor to her, albeit an unofficial one, and you don’t just dROP PEOPLE LIKE THAT, especially knowing what she’s been through and how her story was left like???? c’MON
  • it bugs me, too, that henry is even slightly involved with the navy, regardless of his reasoning, like how absolutely dangerous. if anyone found out his parentage, he’d be in way more trouble than he ends up being in, my god.
  • elizabeth remains a pirate, and continues her duties as pirate king. she doesn’t wear dresses. she would be INVOLVED if there was a notorious pirate hunter, dead or alive, who was tormenting pirates all over, and would definitely know if jack was one of the ones threatened by him. the fact that she’s been sidelined makes me SO ANGRY, even more so now, knowing that keira DID come back. she could easily have been included more. in some respects, i’m glad she wasn’t because they’d just ruin her character, but at the same time, HER CHARACTER IS RUINED JUST THE SAME
  • tl;dr i’m salty and elizabeth swann deserves better.

anonymous asked:

I just wanna say, I'm so happy you're embracing your feelings towards Rebecca. It's just reached a whole other level of ridiculous now heh 😂😂😭😭.

this was probably the wrong (right?) time to send this message because i’ve been yelling about this theory all evening and….

i have some more Thoughts

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tonight i realized how much i love you
watching you there,
seeing you smile.
tonight i remembered the past,
it’s been awhile now but my feelings have only grown.
i can’t talk about these emotions,
but i think about them all the time.
oh, what a wonderful memory,
when i was yours and you were mine.
—  i am so in love with you,
it’s okay that you don’t feel the same.
as long as you’re in my life, i’ll be okay.
but i can’t help but keep hope.
maybe one day.

This is an idea/headcanon that’s been rattling around my head for a while, and after a really shitty day, and then reading @mia-cooper‘s beautiful “Snips and Snails” (which made my day significantly less shitty, for the record), I caved and just started doing something. I do want to someday turn this into a full-fledged deep-story fic…but for now this is just going to have to suffice, I guess.


It’s been just over a year since Voyager returned to the Alpha Quadrant and the safe embrace of the Federation. Kathryn Janeway has been promoted to Admiral; Commander Chakotay has settled into his maybe-temporary teaching job at the Academy (Kathryn is still fighting for his commission to be reinstated; Starfleet is still determined to Make An Example, even if it’s a weak example); Miral has just started walking; The Doctor and Seven have just completed work on a highly confidential project that will have a great future impact on Voyager’s former crew.

It’s been a long day, and all Kathryn wants to do is put on pajama pants and a sweater, eat a bowl of ice cream, and go to bed. Mere moments after walking through her apartment door, however, she receives a call from her sister.

“Oh, Kathryn,” her sister says as soon as the call connects, not even waiting for a hello, “I’m so glad you answered. I don’t know who else to ask for help with this.”

Kathryn is tired and cranky, and really all she wants is her bed. But she never has been able to refuse her sister–not when Phoebe gives her that look and says, in her most plaintive voice, “Please, Katie?”

And so at five o’clock the next morning, after only four unrestful hours of sleep, Kathryn finds herself making the trip out to the Janeway family farm. Phoebe meets her in the kitchen with a mug of coffee and a smile, and her mother comes in a minute later with a plate of pancakes.

“Thank you for coming, Katie dear,” Gretchen Janeway says, forcing her eldest daughter into a chair and putting two pancakes in front of her. “I know you don’t have much time,” she says when Kathryn tries to protest, “but you can take the time to eat with us.”

Just like with Phoebe, Kathryn never has been able to refuse when her mother gives her that look–especially not when she says please.

The early morning mist is thick on the ground and the sunrise is just touching the sky pink when Phoebe leads Kathryn out to the barn. “He’s in here,” she says, opening the side door into the dusty room where they used to keep the tack for the horses that have long since died.

It’s a scrawny, mangy thing, with matted fur and ribs jutting pitifully against its skin. It growls when Kathryn and Phoebe come into the room, and it tries to snap when Kathryn goes to untie the rope from the table leg.

“I don’t know about this, Phoebe,” Kathryn says, standing up and eyeing the dog still growling. “I don’t have the time to train a dog right now, let alone rehabilitate one.”

“Please, Kathryn,” Phoebe pleads. “At least until I can find someone else who’ll take him. You know I can’t take him to an adoption center–not like this. You know what will happen.”

Kathryn does know. Most pet adoption centers are willing to do a lot, but rehabilitate a violent and aggressive stray? This half-starved, terrified dog is definitely violent and aggressive. Any pet adoption center that accepted it would euthanize it–kindly and humanely, certainly–all but as soon as it was handed over.

“Maybe that would be best for it,” Kathryn says softly. “Put it out of its misery.”

Phoebe looks at her, eyes wide and brows raised very, very high. “You don’t believe that,” she says, almost sounding offended. “I know you don’t mean that, Kathryn Janeway.”

Kathryn sighs. And relents. 

“Fine,” she says. “But just until you can find someone else who can take this, this…” She hesitates, looking for a word. She wants to be mean–to be angry, and bitter, and cruel–but in the end, she finds she can’t. “This dog,” she says at last, weakly.

“No worries,” Phoebe says. “It’ll only be for a couple of weeks. A month, max.”

Somehow, Kathryn thinks as she once more bends down to attempt to untie the rope, and once more hears the dog snarl at her, she’s pretty sure it’s going to be more than a month before Phoebe will free her of the dog.

i would tell you about how
the morning you left
i stopped dancing, writing and painting,
i can’t count marks on my back
on my own.
once again,
i want morning rays
to touch your eyelashes,
i want you to tell me
“this one is a new star in the
constellation of your back”
and once again,
i want nothing but us
to exist.

myexhaustedheart  asked:

Where do I even start with my favorite eliminated trainees... I will break it down to Dongsu, Jung Jung, Eunki and Heeseok (I'm biased when it comes to him, don't mind me). But I'm especially bitter about Eunki... that guy trained for so long and got ignored. His talent gets ignored in favor of good looking trainees. Don't get me wrong, I love all of them, but I don't think Guanlin and Haknyeon are ready to debut as of now.. And poor Nemo was barely shown. When he was shown he came off as greedy

yeah :( it’s sad that our faves got eliminated. eunki doesn’t deserve this at all. he trained for too long under an unknown company and i have no idea what will happen to him in the future. :(

haknyeon……. pls dont mention his name.

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“are you scared? imagine how scared she must’ve been. not that it’s any of my business…

you never had a happy past anyway. you were ridiculed and bullied all your life… and now you’ve escaped that life because for the first time, you did something for yourself.

congrats, mr. murderer.” - oh sangwoo