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PENS WIN IT IN A SHOOTOUT! I REALLY DON’T CARE FOR SHOOTOUTS, AND WHICH IT COULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED IN OVERTIME…AND THERE WERE PLENTY OF CHANCES…BUT OH WELL AT LEAST THEY WON! THEY REALLY NEEDED TO WIN THIS GAME (DIVISION GAME), AND FLOWER STOOD ON HIS HEAD TONIGHT — HE MADE SOME FANTASTIC STOPS!

Goal: Phil Kessel

Shootout Goal: Kris Letang

DON’T KNOW WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN THEIR SCORING HAS BEEN LACKING (AGAIN)?!? BUT AS LONG AS THEY CAN GET IT BACK, ALONG WITH SOME OF THE PLAYERS THAT ARE STILL INJURED, THEN I GUESS IT’S OKAY! THEY ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO RELY MORE AND MORE ON FLOWER AND ZATS! NEXT GAME IS MONDAY VS THE PANTHERS AGAIN!

LETS GO PENS!!

Noah’s tattoo

Since I can’t draw I can’t post an actual picture of how I imagine Noah’s tattoo, but I want to give a brief description with some reference images, anyway. He has a huge sleeve tattoo, consisting of abstract patterns, his favorite quotes and literature excerpts. The tattoo blends into something along these lines.  It’s hard to describe, but basically he has a similar picture, relating to the sea, that is occasionally interrupted by said patterns and lines and short quotes. Additionally, on the shoulder of the same arm, he has a map, not unlike here. Since he travels so much he constantly adds to it. It’s all kept in black and white / shades of grey (no pun intended) - the only color is a subtle blue in the waves of the sea.

The Beyoncé Rant

Okayyy I’m gunna rant nowww. 😊
Y'all can read or not.

Bigots (not specified, because bigots come in all shapes, sizes, and colors) are mad that Beyoncé made a music video celebrating her roots, bringing attention to the continued and unresolved violence against Blacks, unsolicited police brutality, and that she performed in Black Panther “formation” and attire at the Super Bowl, remarking that she is anti-White and anti-police. To that I say, if Beyoncé’s music video and costume is what you’re most concerned about in life, I feel for you, because there’s an entire world out here of hurt and suffering that you’re ignoring because you’re perpetuating an archaic system of hate and discrimination that is embarrassing and laughable. Oh, and a side note, if you’re pissed about the promotion of the Black Panther party, I get it–the KKK makes me feel the same way.

Whites are mad that she took pride in her heritage and shared it as a popular culture icon, like so many other popular culture icons do, but because of course, the word “negro” was in the song, they gotta get up in arms because they don’t feel “included”, even though the whole damn world is about you. How we doin’ on those awards show lineups, Stacy Dash?

Blacks are mad that it took her so long to make some kind of statement about the continued violence against her own kind, and that she didn’t use her platform of wealth and social standing immediately. The fact is no one knows her life or her as a person. It may be really easy for her to get up on a stage and sing and dance and do all that, but it’s a whole different ball game to get up and talk about a controversial issue and sound well versed, not nervous, and not have people slay you for your mistakes, and risk your career and everything you’ve worked for just because you misspoke. So she was working on making a statement in the best way that she knows how to communicate.

New Orlean natives are mad because her music video depicted a past that she did not live through. A past that wrecked hundreds of thousands of lives, families, and homes. Left them with nothing. Are we not supposed to talk about it? Are we supposed to forget about it? No. So why are you mad that this woman wants to pay homage to her mother’s Louisiana roots? Why should she be faulted for it just because she wasn’t standing right in the eye of Katrina when it hit? This isn’t to belittle the pain, suffering, and repercussions still being felt by this disaster, but damn, there is so much more to be angry about than a woman who wants to honor her damn roots.

Beyoncé is gunna do what she’s gunna do regardless of how many complaints are made about her, how many articles are written about her, picking her apart. Everybody needs to sit the hell down, enjoy the music, the opinion, the statement, and the performance for what it is. If you don’t like it, you are more than welcome not to indulge in it. But I just had to say something or my irritation was gunna just build and I was gunna drink one too many rum and cokes on this matter.

Damn. Ok done.

Do you, Bey. 🐝

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