greatest runner

I’m really saddened to hear that Ed Whitlock has died.

Ed was a Canadian legend and the greatest age-adjusted runner of all time. He got back into running seriously in his sixties. He ran a 2:54:49 marathon at age 73 – the fastest ever by anyone 70+ and just this past fall he ran a 3:56:34 marathon at 85, making him the oldest person to run a sub-4-hour marathon.

He was a fixture of Toronto area races and an inspiration anyone who’s ever thought it was too late to do something amazing.

He’ll be missed in the running community.

Oscar Predictions 9/15/17

The festival circuit has just about ended. Most of these films now have reviews.

Best Picture

1. Call Me By Your Name

2. Dunkirk

3. The Shape of Water

4. The Post

5. Mudbound

6. Get Out

7. Darkest Hour

8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

9. Lady Bird

10. Phantom Thread


11. Baby Driver

12. Last Flying Flag

13. Blade Runner 2049

14. Battle of the Sexes

15. The Florida Project

16. Wonder Wheel

17. The Disaster Artist

18. Downsizing

19. The Greatest Showman

20. Marshall

21. Mother!

22. Mary Magdalene


Best Director

1. Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

2. Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)

3. Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water)

4. Dee Rees (Mudbound)

5. Steven Spielberg (The Post)


6. Joe Wright (Darkest Hour)

7. Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)

8. Martin McDonaugh (Three Billboards)

9. Jordan Peele (Get Out)

10. Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049)

11. Richard Linklater (Last Flying Flag)

12. Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

13. Edgar Wright (Baby Driver)

14. Darron Aronofsky (Mother!)


Best Actor

1. Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

2. Daniel Day Lewis (Phantom Thread)

3. Timothy Chamalet (Call Me By Your Name)

4. Denzel Washington (Roman Israel Esq.)

5. Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger)


5. Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

6. Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman)

7. James Franco (The Disaster Artist)

8. Tom Hanks (The Post)

9. Andrew Garfield (Breathe)

10. Chadwick Boseman (Marshall)


Best Actress

1. Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)

2. Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri)

3. Saorise Ronan (Lady Bird)

4. Meryl Streep (The Papers)

5. Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)


6. Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)

7. Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game)

8. Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel)

9. Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!)

10. Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul)

11. Annette Benning (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool)

12. Rooney Mara (Mary Magdalene)


Supporting Actress

1. Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

2. Allison Janey (I, Tonya)

3. Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)

4. Melissa Leo (Novitiate)

5. Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)


6. Tatiana Maslany (Stronger)

7. Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour)

8. Michelle Pfeiffer (Mother!)

9. Holly Hunter (The Big Sick)

10. Hong Chau (Downsizing)

11. Sarah Paulson (The Post)

12. Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman)


Supporting Actor

1. Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)

2. Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name)

3. Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri)

4. Jason Mitchell (Mudbound)

5. Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water)


6. Forest Whitaker (Last Flag Flying)

7. Michael Stahlberg (Call Me By Your Name)

8. Ben Mendelsohn (Darkest Hour)

9. Idris Elba (Molly’s Game)

10. Sterling K. Brown (Marshall)



1. Blade Runner 2049

2. Dunkirk

3. The Shape of Water

4. Mudbound

5. Darkest Hour


6. Phantom Thread

7. Wonderstruck

8. The Post

9. Mother!

10. Mary Magdalene


Original Screenplay

1. Get Out

2. The Post

3. The Shape of Water

4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

5. Lady Bird


6. Phantom Thread

7. The Big Sick

8. Baby Driver

9. Wonder Wheel

10. Battle of the Sexes

11. Downsizing

12. Coco

13. Dunkirk


Adapted Screenplay

1. Call Me By Your Name

2. Mudbound

3. Last Flag Flying

4. The Disaster Artist

5. Darkest Hour


6. Molly’s Game

7. Blade Runner 2049

8. The Beguiled

9. Mary Magdalene


Art Direction

1. The Shape of Water

2. Blade Runner 2049

3. Darkest Hour

4. Dunkirk

5. Mudbound


6. The Post

7. Phantom Thread

8. The Greatest Showman

9. Beauty and the Beast

10. The Beguiled

11. Mary Magdalene

12. War for the Planet of the Apes



1. Darkest Hour

2. Phantom Thread

3. Mudbound

4. The Shape of Water

5. Beauty and the Beast


6. The Beguiled

7. The Greatest Showman

8. Blade Runner 2049

9. Mary Magdalene



1. Dunkirk

2. The Post

3. Mudbound

4. The Shape of Water

5. Darkest Hour


6. Phantom Thread

7. Blade Runner 2049

8. Call Me By Your Name

9. Three Billboards

10. Detroit

11. Get Out

12. Star Wars 9


Sound Mixing

1. Dunkirk

2. Blade Runner 2049

3. Baby Driver

4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

5. The Shape of Water


6. Detroit

7. Darkest Hour

8. The Greatest Showman

9. Wonder Woman

10. War for the Planet of the Apes


Sound Editing

1. Dunkirk

2. Blade Runner 2049

3. Baby Driver

4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

5. Detroit


6. Wonder Woman

7. War for the Planet of the Apes

8. The Shape of Water


Animated Feature

1. Coco

2. The Breadwinner

3. The LEGO Batman Movie

4. The LEGO Ninjago Movie

5. Loving Vincent


6. Despicable Me 3

7. Cars 3

8. Captain Underpants

9. Some Foreign Shit


Visual Effects

1. Blade Runner 2049

2. War of the Planet of the Apes

3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4. Wonder Woman

5. Guardians of the Galaxy 2


6. Alien: Covenant

7. Spider-Man Homecoming

8. Transformers: The Last Knight


Best Score

1. Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)

2. Blade Runner 2049 (Hans Zimmer)

3. The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)

4. Darkest Hour (Dario Marianelli)

5. The Post (John Williams)


6. Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood)

7. Three Billboards (Carter Burwell)

8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)

9. Mudbound (Tamar-kali)

10. Battle of the Sexes (Nicolas Brittel)


                  even heroes know when to be scared,

                                                                and I’m no hero.

@strawberry-siren im gonna write a movie where u spend all ur time ignoring every single man that speaks to you, u spend all ur time in a field in grass brooding and/or thinkin about milfs, and never show a single emotion except for intense lost-in-thought-ness and call it a companion piece to every movie with a brooding white man

anonymous asked:

Can we hear the long story behind why you don't like Julian? (I'm not a huge fan of him either, and I'd love to hear your reasons and see if they're the same)

I am go to start this with a huge DISCLAIMER for any/all Julian stans that even if I don’t like him and he’s not my fave, I don’t technically hate him. 

Firstly, I just mostly don’t like how the whole fandom basically has him on this pedestal so to speak? Kinda how every was with Will and Jace (and still are). Everyone has just built him up to be this amazing person/character and I don’t get the hype or the obsession. 

While I 100% understand why he’s the way he is, I don’t like it? I mean he was fucking TWELVE when he had to kill his own father and basically took on the responsibilities of his younger siblings and the institute because he couldn’t bare to see his family torn apart anymore than they already had been and let’s be real, he’s adorable and great but Arthur isn’t the greatest guardian/institute runner. Mark was with the hunt and the clave wasn’t gonna do shit to get him back and Helen was banished - so I understand Julian’s mindset and I appreciate the lengths he would go to for his siblings. But I don’t always like or agree with his actions. 

Basically, my dislike for him wasn’t that bad when I first read Lady Midnight but then I re-read and realize just how creepy he makes me feel? Like I’m sorry but that locked studio he has full of drawings/paintings of Emma IS NOT CUTE OR ROMANTIC. It is straight up creepy. 

Also, I hate how (especially in LoS) how whenever we’re in his head and he’s talking about Emma, he always says “My Emma” or something similar as if she’s his property or something and that just rubs me the wrong way? Because she’s not his? She’s a strong, independent woman, she’s her own person and she is no one’s property. No woman is. And I just overall don’t always like how his relationship with Emma is (to me they’re way too co-dependent in canon & that’s not healthy). 

And I’m also just really worried about this whole parabatai curse???? Because I 100% believe that Julian will do whatever it takes to break it and I feel like he would be that person to actually break ALL parabatai bonds and I swear if he does that, he’ll probably just going on my hate list and never move?

A lot of my dislike from Julian just comes from how he makes me feel most of the time and it’s really hard to explain? But I guess I just get a weird/creepy vibe from him????

But at the same time, I love him as a character. Like, he’s so complex, he’s morally gray and you never know what he’s going to do next and I fucking love that because it makes for great story telling because nothing is predictable. And the thing is, he always does what he believes is right even if it’s not and I just love how strongly he believes in what he does (he’s similar to Valentine/Sebastian in that aspect.)

Overall, I have to say that my feelings for Julian are very complex (which I guess makes sense for a complex character?). While I LOVE how much he loves his siblings and Emma - like he cares and does so much for his family (especially Ty) and I tear up just thinking about everything that was put on 12 year old Jules’ shoulders but most of the time, he creeps me out and I hate the majority of his actions.

I think I can sum this up by saying that I love Jules but not Julian - if that makes sense? Like I am 100% sure that I would love him no matter what if there hadn’t been a war? Or if he was just a normal person - I mean give me all the AUs and I’m completely fine - I’m just not the biggest fan of him in canon

My thoughts on vegetarianism

I know, I know, you probably don’t want to read this, and I’ll probably lose a few followers, but I literally never post directly about it …. so this one post won’t kill you. 

I’m not going to preach about morality and all that - you’re on tumblr, so you are likely aware, and for one reason or another have rationalised why you are ok with eating meat - that’s fine. 

I’m going to talk about taste. 

Meat …. is pretty f**king dull. 
“BUT BACON!” I hear you cry. 
I might give you that one - it’s a craving I’ve been all too familiar with in the past. 

But think gourmet burgers. Think steak sauce. Think curries. Think mexican food. 

Think how - at their highest calibre, you’re trying to cover up the taste of your meat as much as possible. How to elevate a burger - its the veggies you rely on …  not the meat that heightens the flavor.  

Now imagine having an entire burger of heightened flavor. Imagine how mouth watering that can be. 

“But veggie burgers are horrible!”
I’m willing to wager you tried one cooked by someone not used to cooking them - dried out husks of what could have been. 

“But I like the texture of meat!”
Then you need to update what you think is available. I’ve had burgers you honestly couldn’t tell weren’t meat (to the point of knowing people who avoid them because they don’t like meat). Pulled Jackfruit is so convincing as pulled pork famously a food critic stormed a kitchen to make sure it wasn’t actually meat. 

“But what about training?”
Here are some names of people who eat plant based diets:
Venus & Serena Williams - Tennis Legends
Mike Tyson - Boxing Legend 
Robert Parish - Basketball hall of famer
Carl Lewis - Running legend
Paavo Nurmi - one of the greatest distance runners in history
Martina Navaratilova - Tennis Legend
Kendrick Farris  - America’s best olympic weightlifter

….. I think I’ll be alright. 


#BlackHistoryMonth 2014

CultureSPORTS: Frederick “Fritz” Pollard

Pollard was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL) and one of the first African American players in the NFL in 1920. Sportswriter Walter Camp ranked Pollard as “one of the greatest runners these eyes have ever seen.”