finale 2013

Después de tanto tiempo escribiendo en mi rincón favorito: mi blog. Ha llegado el tiempo de irme, pero no definitivamente. No sé si serán meses o incluso años, pero tengo claro que algún día volveré a mi refugio, a ver a mis soñadores, a leer sus mensajes que me dejan en mi bandeja de entrada, a ver las imágenes que me hacen, sus comentarios, sus vídeos, sus anécdotas, sus historias, su día a día.

Hoy veo en retrospectiva y veo aquel chico de 18 años intentando ordenar sus pensamientos, pero que, en un intento fallido, decide escribir su desastre mental. Su vida, sus amores, sus atardeceres, sus cuervos, sus fantasías, sus ilusiones, sus sueños, sus chicas, sus chicos, sus lluvias, sus paisajes, sus sentimientos, su corazón roto, sus ruinas, sus sonrisas, sus noches, sus estrellas, sus gatos, sus tinieblas.

Mientras Creep sonaba de fondo a finales de 2013, yo empezaba a mostrarme vulnerable en un sitio donde fui comprendido. Donde nadie me juzgó por ser lo que era, donde me salvaron mis héroes anónimos.

Era de noche, llovía recio y aquella canción la repetí hasta caer en un estado profundo de inspiración. Algo se prendió en mí y no fueron precisamente llamas, es más, hoy me doy cuenta de que aquel momento lo que se prendían eran las estrellas y miles de soñadores empezaban a leerme. Día tras día, recibiendo mensajes, poniéndome en la cima de Tumblr en Español, mirando más cerca las estrellas.

Tumblr me abrió las puertas a un universo indescriptible. Fue y siempre será mi escondite favorito y ustedes los seres a los que tomo de la mano cuando tengo miedo.

Aquí se cierra un ciclo y se abre una brecha para que los rayos de luz entren a mí de nuevo. Dejar de ser oscuridad para convertirme en una noche estrellada.
Los amo y los amaré eternamente.

Gracias, soñadores. ¿Saben por qué les llamé así? Una pregunta que me vienen haciendo desde hace mucho tiempo y que ahora decido responder.

“Soñadores”, porque son los únicos seres terrenales que tienen alas y que, en lugar de usarlas, miran al cielo, añorándolo, soñando, creyendo. Cuando uno muere, nace un pájaro que se posa sobre una estrella. Y ese paisaje lo considero inmortal.

Los llevo conmigo, aquí y allá, dondequiera que me encuentre, voy a sonreír porque ahí, donde esté, también habrá soñadores a los que pasaré desapercibido, pero que algún día me leyeron. Y sonreiré y me daré cuenta de que algo tuve que hacer bien, para que mis letras pudieran sanar más de alguna herida, más de algún corazón, más de algún chico acosado.

Se los lleva consigo, el chico del ayer.

Hasta luego, Benjamín Griss.

Posdata: No lloren por nadie y, en lugar de escribir su historia, vívanla.

Cada vez que una etapa termina es triste. Y hoy me tocó a mi. Es triste darte cuenta que te encontrabas en una rutina, una bonita rutina, donde hacías cosas a diario, quizá cada día las empleabas de diferente manera, sin embargo, siempre eran las mismas situaciones. Duele asimilar que hay personas a las que te acostumbraste, personas con las que convivias dia a día, personas que te ayudaron a siempre salir adelante o simplemente personas que te sacaban una sonrisa diaria. Aquí lo triste es cuando en un abrir y cerrar de ojos todo eso acaba, simplemente para comenzar con algo nuevo, sin embargo tú no quieres, no puedes asimilar eso, no te imaginas sin esas personas que te marcaron por años, pero supongo que son pruebas de la vida para ser personas maduras, y para saber que... No todo es para siempre.
Talking
Louis Tomlinson
Talking

Here is another Louis talking audio. I just put together shorter clips of Louis talking and added piano music. Louis’ voice helps me calm down and deal with pain, so I thought this might help someone else too. Enjoy. <3

Louis talking 2015 | Louis MITAM Track-by-track

A little rambling on the workings of PR

I don’t usually post about things like this.  In my opinion, celebrity’s private lives and just that “private”, but there comes a point where a person gets tired of all the games…and especially of seeing people played.

 Do I think Sam/Cait are a couple?  I don’t know for sure, the only ones that do aren’t saying, but what I will say is that I think the two of them are a hell of a lot closer than normal co-stars.

 Do I think Sam/MM are a couple?   I don’t know that either, but I do know there’s something off about that relationship. I’m by way of being kind of an expert in body language and Sam is always too stiff and guarded in proximity to MM. Until I see Sam act and look at MM like he does Cait, then I’m far from convinced.

 Do I think there are PR games being played?   You better believe it!!  And I hate to tell you all this but the fans and even Sam are being played like a fiddle by a gal that doesn’t even know the proper attire for a birthday party.  

 So, what can we – as fans – do about it?

 Let me tell you a little story.  Once upon a time in the land of daytime TV there was a show called Days of Our Lives and a couple named EJ and Sami, dubbed with the portmanteau of “Ejami” by their fans.   Ejami had Sam/Cait level chemistry and the characters had danced around each other for 8 years, finally coming together in 2013.  Fans were happy and while Days was not the highest rated soap, it had the largest social media presence of all the soaps thanks to happy viewers who had and posted and tweeted and campaigned for years to get their couple together.    However, in 2014, their love story took a nose dive when EJ began a sexual relationship with a much younger girl to keep her from telling on Sami for murder.  At least that’s how it looked on the surface.

 The truth was, Days producer Ken Corday had concocted a rather devious plan.   In 2014, the Nielson ratings group began incorporating social medial statistics into their overall ratings and on January 13, 2014, Corday was scheduled to present these social media statistics to advertisers to help set the advertising rates for the upcoming year.   Days was already the highest rated soap in social media, but Corday was greedy, so on January 10, 2013, he had EJ fall into bed with a young blonde twit thinking that Ejami fans would react like always and blow up social media over the weekend with their displeasure, with making Days social media numbers even higher for the meeting on Monday.

 Thankfully though, this time the fanbase realized what Corday was up too and decided to take a different approach – they went silent.  From January 10, 2014 to January 13, 2014, Days of Our Lives went from being the highest rated soap on social media to not even ranking…something they have NEVER recovered from.    Simply from the actions or lack of actions by fans, Days slipped heavily in the overall ratings to the point of cancellation and in a last-ditch effort are now bringing back the two actors for an upcoming sweeps period to give fans what they should have given them in the first place!

 What’s my point in all this?   My point is that MM is taking PR lessons from Corday.   That picture she posted with the rainbow wasn’t some innocent thing, she KNEW using a rainbow would rile fans up.  You see in Hollywood, there’s one simple and very true rule “There’s no such thing as bad publicity!”  Every time you interact on MM’s Twitter or Instagram, whether to say yay or nay, whether you call her a saint or a slut -she benefits from it.  Every single time!   Don’t think social media is that important?   I have a friend that’s an actor – a relatively well-known soap opera actor at that -  who was just turned down for a role because his social media presence wasn’t that strong. No joke!

 Which brings me to ask if you’ve ever heard of a Q-score?   Quite simply a Q-score is a measurement of the familiarity and appeal of a brand, celebrity, company, or entertainment product.   Used to be, Q-scores were measured by a celebrity’s appearances on TV/film, talk shows and in entertainment magazines.  Nowadays, the score is figured almost solely from social medial statistics.  To put the score in perspective, right now Johnny Depp has the highest Q-score at 92. Trump’s Q-score is 98.  Sam and Cait’s Q-scores range from 38-42 which is a very respectable range for actors in their genre. The interesting thing is that this time last year, MM had a Q-score of 18, which has risen to over 30 as of today and why?  Because of Sam.   Here is a girl that has chased fame since she was 12 years old and she’s finally got her hands on something that can help her achieve that.  She’s going to continue to use him and us unless we do one thing.  

 Ignore her.

 Just like we did to Days of our Lives that fateful January.  Block little Miss M on every facet of social medial.  Don’t follow, don’t comment, pretend she doesn’t exist. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior and MM has shown herself by her past behavior.  When she’s no longer getting any attention from being Sam’s perceived girlfriend, the truth will out and at the very least, she’ll stop posting those “in your face” pics of hers.            

 Sometimes the adage of “Ignore something and it will go away” just works.

This Day in 1D History - May 28

2011: 

  • beaming baby Brighton boys :))

2012: 

  • the Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD is released!
  • Harry plays Call or Delete with Nick on Radio One (aka “TELL HER YOU’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH ME”)
  • ot5 do the ol’ pose-turn-pose outside their New York hotel :))
  • Up All Night Tour concert – Camden, USA

2013: 

  • Harry finally looks at a fuckin calendar
  • Niall meets up with the LIC! 

2014: 

  • Liam continues to be the sweetest bean
  • Where We Are Tour concert – Sunderland, UK

2015: 

  • y’all he was NOT. KIDDING.

2016: 

  • Louis and Danielle are unfairly breathtaking at the Grand Prix in Monaco
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Roger is probably one of the best players that ever played the game. He’s been so great to tennis, because he is such a personality. Everybody loves Roger - the way he plays, the way he acts on the court as a sportsman, off the court. Everybody’s got so much respect for him now, and I think the longer he stays in tennis, the better it is for tennis.” - Stefan Edberg

Okay, so because I have way too much time on my hand, I decided to compile a list of non-sexualized female video game protagonists, from oldest to newest, as a sort of follow up to that post I made that exploded in popularity.

Samus Aran (Metroid, 1986)

Princess Peach (first playable in Super Mario Bros. 2, 1988)

Rosella (King’s Quest IV, 1988)

Laura Bow (debuted in The Colonel’s Bequest, 1989)

Emily Hartwood (Alone in the Dark, 1992)

Terra (Final Fantasy VI, 1994)

Valanice and Rosella (King’s Quest VII, 1994)

Jennifer Simpson (Clock Tower, 1995)

Jill Valentine (debuted in Resident Evil, 1996 and was in RE 3 in 1999)

Eva Brea (Parasite Eve, 1997)

Claire Redfield (debuted in Resident Evil 2, 1998. Also in Code Veronica, 2000, Revelations, 2012 and Revelations 2, 2015)

Coco (Crash Bandicoot 3, 1998)

April Ryan (The Longest Journey, 1999)

Maya Amano (Persona 2, 1999)

Alice Liddel (American McGee’s Alice, 2000)

Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark, 2000)

Miku Hinasaki (Fatal Frame, 2001)

Rebecca Chambers (Resident Evil Zero, 2002)

Alex Roivas (Eternal Darkness, 2002)

Heather Mason (Silent Hill 3, 2003)

Mio Amakura (Fatal Frame 2, 2003)

Madotsuki (Yume Nikki, 2004)

Rei Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 3, 2005)

Zoe Castillo (Dreamfall, 2006)

Amaterasu (Okami, 2006)

Chell (Portal, 2007)

Faith Conners (Mirror’s Edge, 2007)

Jeanne D'arc (Jeanne D'arc, 2007)

female Commander Shepard (Mass Effect, 2007)

Ruka Minazuki (Fatal Frame 4, 2008)

Any of the female Borderlands protagonist options (Borderlands, 2009)

The female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable (2009)

All six sisters from The Path (2009)

Lightning (debuted Final Fantasy XIII, 2009 and in Lightning Returns, 2013)

Yuuri Kozukata (Fatal Frame 5, 2014)

Aqua (Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, 2010 and A Fragmentary Passage, 2016)

Aveline de Grandpre (Assassin’s Creed Liberation, 2012)

Serah Farron (Final Fantasy XIII-2, 2013. People might disagree with me on this one, but I really don’t think her default outfit, aka the one that most people are going to be familiar with, is anything “bad” at all.)

Clementine (The Walking Dead Season 2, 2013)

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider reboot, 2013)

Fiona (Tales from the Borderlands, 2014)

Max Caulfield (Life is Strange, 2014)

female Jesse (Minecraft Story Mode, 2014)

Amanda Ripley (Alien Isolation, 2014)

Ellie (The Last of Us Left Behind, 2014 and The Last of Us Part 2, 2018? We don’t know for sure yet) 

Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2, 2014)

Fetch (Infamous First Light, 2014)

Kinzie (Saints Row Gat out of Hell, 2015)

The female option from Splatoon (2015)

Lorraine (The Park, 2015)

Fran Bow (Fran Bow, 2015)

Michone (The Walking Dead Michone, 2016)

Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2, 2016)

As you can see, there’s a lot of characters here, with a good number of them ten years or older and some even 20+ years. That doesn’t even get to customizable “blank slate" characters from games like Fallout, Saints Row, or Elder Scrolls where you can make them as sexy or modest as you want. And of course, this is by no means a complete list; I like to think I know a lot about video games, but obviously I don’t know about literally every game in existence. Pretty sure I got all the dates right, but if I didn’t, feel free to correct.

You know what? Looking at this list makes me realize how little Tumblr talks about Resident Evil and Fatal Frame, two horror game series that have more than their fair share of non-sexualized female protagonists. In fact, a lot of horror games have them. And RE is a very well known and influential series, so you can’t exactly pull the "it’s just a cult classic” excuse on that one, as well as for Silent Hill 3. It just seems like whenever Tumblr talks about female characters in horror games, they always make it seem like they’re always Ashley-esque damsels, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. What’s up with that?

Anyways, I could also go on and on about awesome non-sexualized non-protagonist female characters like The Boss, Brigid Tenenbaum, Elanor Lamb, almost all the gals from Overwatch, Chun-Li, Rosalind Lutece, Liara T'soni, Yuna (yes, I know she’s sexualized in X-2, but I still love her to death even though I prefer her X characterization as I related to her more in that one), Celes, Zelda, Billie Lurk, and much more, but I’d probably be here forever if I did that. @danguy96, @unhappy-opinions, @takashi0, @vikinglumberjack, I hope I’m not being a bother, but I don’t suppose you could spread this around since you’re all mutual that spread my original post as well.

Hola, quiero reservar esta publicación para contar 50 cosas sobre mí. Si me sigues y te gusta mi blog apreciaría mucho que lo leyeras y me conocieras un poco más :)

1. Mi nombre completo es Miguel Ángel Parra Delgadillo.

2. Actualmente tengo 18 años (aunque aparento menos).

3. Nací el 22 de Agosto de 1998, en Caracas, Venezuela (Dónde actualmente vivo)

4. Amo la comida china.

5. Amo el chocolate.

6. Mi país favorito es Reino Unido.

7. Mi ciudad favorita es Londres.

8. Amo el frió.

9. Amo la fotografía.

10. Me gusta la montaña.

11. No me gusta la playa, pero sí el océano, es decir, alta mar.

12. Me gusta la piscina.

13. Mi sueño es llegar a ser un gran actor.

14. Soy bisexual, pero me gustan mucho más los chicos.

15. Soy una persona muy cambiante, puede pasar de ser muy cariñoso a  ser muy odioso.

16. Mis relaciones amorosas, desgraciadamente, no llegan al mes.

17. Soy belieber, directioner, little monster y larry shipper.

18. Me gustaría irme a otro país, conocer nuevas personas, nuevos ambientes, comenzar de cero.

19. Amo tumblr.

20. Cree mi blog a finales de 2013, y aún hoy, 22/4/2017 lo mantengo.

21. Mis comidas favoritas son la pizza y el pasticho.

22. Aparte de Londres, me encantan New York, Paris, Los Angeles y Chicago.

23. Si pudiera vivir en cualquier ciudad latina, seria la ciudad de Panamá o Buenos Aires.

24. Amo el acento argentino y el español.

25. Estudio idiomas modernos.

26. Una de mis grandes metas es hablar inglés fluido y lograr el acento británico.

27. Me encanta la historia, sobre todo la europea.

28. Me encanta el arte, leer, ver películas y series.

29. Mis géneros favoritos son misterio, suspenso, drama y romance. (Y una serie o película que tenga todos esos géneros juntos, es el paraíso)

30. Mis series favoritas son: El internado, El barco, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Supernatural, Aliados, The 100.

31. Mis peliculas favoritas son: La saga de Harry Potter, Hermosas Criaturas, Bajo la misma estrella, Ciudades de papel, La saga de Mazer Runner.

32. Amo el genero post-apocalíptico. Sin embargo, no me llama la atención los zoombies.

33. Mis marcas favoritas de ropa son: Zara, Bershka, Pull&Bear, y Chanel.

34. Me encanta la moda.

35. No necesariamente tienes que usar ropa cara o tener mucho dinero para vestirte bonito.

36. Me gusta vestirme bonito y considero que lo hago.

37. Me gusta que la gente que esta conmigo se viste igual de bonito que yo.

38. Amo el maquillaje, considero que es un aliado para uno verse mejor.

39. Algunas personas me dicen superficial, y, no me importa en lo absoluto su opinión hacia mí.

40. En cuanto al autoestima, o lo tengo tan alto que se vuelve insoportable, o lo tengo tan bajo que pienso en el suicido. Sí, soy extremista.

41. Me encanta que me hagan sentir especial, ¿a quien no?

42. Me gusta que me amen o que me odien, odio la indiferencia.

43. Una persona que me ve por primera vez, dirá a simple vista que soy egocéntrico, que me la tiro de “divo” y todo eso, pero, una persona que realmente pasa tiempo conmigo e intenta conocerme, sabrán que soy muchísimo más que eso; para prueba, mi tumblr.

44. Me tomo mucho tiempo y trabajo, pero realmente las criticas y los malos comentarios no me afectan.

45. Tengo muy claro lo que soy y lo que quiero, y el único que puede hacerme sentir mal soy yo mismo.

46. A pesar de parecer muy fuerte, también tengo mis momentos de depresión, y, déjenme decirle que es horrible.

47. Soy muy contradictorio, puede decirte algo ahorita y contradecirlo al minuto siguiente. Ni yo me entiendo.

48. No pierdo la esperanza y sigo esperando al amor de mi vida. Nunca me cierro a las posibilidades.

49. Me han roto el corazón más veces de las que podría contar.

50. Me ilusiono muy rápido, tristemente.

anonymous asked:

I don't get why everyone loves Yao Jinnan. like........what's so special about her?

Oh boy.  If this don’t blow ya mind, I don’t know what will:


But as for what’s so special?  Welp, I mean, I’m not a die-hard Yinnan fan, but I think her 2014 Worlds UB EF routine def has a tonnn of special in it.  The Chinese team is bomb at pirouetting, but that set was like….geez.  And even though this is from a diff year and not even nearly as good as those done in 2014, it still a gif that shows all THREE (and a half) of them:

And she’s just one of those girls who makes seriously hard stuff look seamlessly easy:

And, on a Chinese team, where vault is their notoriously weak event, she’s like, I’m gonna be a bamf and have a basically perf DTY:

But, you don’t hafta like her.  This is your opinion and feels and preferences, and it’s okay to not “get it”.  We all have very different interests.  These are just all the things I admire about her gymnastics.

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A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:

These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:

Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score. 

Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).

Nobunari Oda -  2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork) 

Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)

Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion

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