i am truly sorry for posting this

anonymous asked:

Sorry, this may seem like a stupid question,but I'm still a little confused about the 4 team, 2 specialist rule. Does this mean that the 2 people can only qualify for event finals and the 4 people can only qualify for team and AA? Or am I just way off?

Sorry I went overboard.

Hi! I am so sorry this took so long to answer, I rarely get asks and want to always double check that everything is correct and looks good before I post anything. This means a ton to me that you would ask me something like this.

No question is ever stupid and no worries I get confused by this all the time and I highly recommend reading over (x). This is a great article written by Lauren, @imliterallygarbage​ , over at thegymter.net and it goes into great detail about how qualifying for the 2020 Olympics will work and the various points behind deciding who wins the AA/specialist spots and how the team/specialists will work for qualifications.

I referenced a majority of this information from that link provided so all credit is due to Lauren for writing a great article and really debunking how the Tokyo Olympics will work so thanks Lauren!

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I am just going to start by debunking what the specialists could potentially be and what apparatus they could be competing before applying this information into an example.

  • The two specialists not apart of the team can only contend for the individual finals. They are not a part of the team and their scores will not factor into the Team score used to qualify for Team Finals.
    • An event specialist would qualify if they are the series winner of a particular apparatus through the World Cups held in 2018-2020. There will only be 4 gymnasts that will qualify this way so this is not the easiest way to qualify.
      • The series winner is determined by the place a gymnast finishes in an apparatus final at these World Cups. The top 3 rankings a gymnast achieved are totaled and ranked against all other gymnasts that competed. Point values are assigned for each placing and the overall winner with the most points will earn the specialist spot for that particular apparatus.
        • Additionally, this specialist can only compete on the pieces they were the series winner of. They cannot qualify on Floor and compete Beam also, they can only compete Floor in Tokyo.
      • These spots belong to the gymnast who won and only that gymnast. They cannot just be given to someone else and they do not belong to the country.
    • An all arounder can qualify in a few different ways. 
      • They will compete the AA in Tokyo and can attempt to qualify every apparatus final except the Team Final.
      • These spots can either belong to the gymnast who won or to the country they represent. It is dependent on if their country has qualified a team or not.
        • Please see the link for more details, I don’t want to make this post too long since it is not my article.
  • The four gymnasts on the team will also be attempting to qualify for individual finals as well as the team final where they will compete just as a group of 4 (provided they qualify in the top 8). So, team gymnasts will be attempting to qualify every single event final we are used to seeing now (provided they have two vaults).
  • Additionally, the event finals (AA/each apparatus) are 2 per country regardless if you are team/specialist. It literally does not matter which a gymnast is apart of, it is 2 total.
      • Beam could have a specialist and a team member in the final, but Floor could have two team gymnasts.
      • Specialists can 2 per country team gymnasts out of Event Finals and vice versa.

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Assuming I got this ask because of the Vanessa Ferrari post, I’ll use her as an example:

  • If she qualifies as an event specialist on Beam and/or Floor (meaning she won the World Cup series for that specific event), she will only compete Beam and/or Floor in Tokyo.
    • She will do qualifications with Team Italy (if they qualify a team), however her scores do not go towards their team score for Team Finals. 
      • She is only related to the team in the sense that she represents the same country. She is attempting to qualify for the Event Finals for herself.
    • She can however, two per country other Italian gymnasts out of those event finals so her scores do matter in terms of how she ranks against everyone else competing that day, including her own country.
  • The specialist spot however, would belong to her alone as it is nominative and she would have won the series herself.
    • Honestly, it will be quite a difficult way to qualify, but I really do think she has a decent shot at it due to how well she has maintained her difficulty over the years. Her focusing on her stronger events will help her not only on upgrades, but her execution also.
      • But I love Vany so probably just setting myself up for heartbreak!

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I hope this cleared things up a little for you. I have a slightly more detailed answer saved in my drafts that I would be more than happy to share with you (or anyone interested really), but I didn’t want to post it incase there were errors in it and it is quite long and again, it’s not my article and Lauren does a much better job at explaining it.

Feel free to send me a message if you need more clarification and thanks for having faith in my nonexistent gymnastics knowledge <3 

I want to apologize for the posts I made this morning. My depression has been extremely intense these past few days and while I know that isn’t a good excuse, but it’s been my reality and I’ve been using other aspects of my life as a scapegoat instead of tackling the issue of my mental health head on.

If I made any of my friends and/or followers feel bad, I am truly sorry. I don’t want to come off as a hateful and bitter person. I believe there is a lot of love in my heart…just not directed at me.

I don’t want my lack of self confidence to distance me from the people on here who I care about.

So while I work on improving my self esteem…idk, tell me about your ocs. I’ve been on this oc kick lately and I want to meet some new ones.

“Hello ladies and gentlemen this is another announcement from your favorite bendy, bendy Big boss! So while watching a stream just a few minutes ago my friend who was doing said stream had found out that her ask blog was getting troll asks on it! As such she decided to make a call out since said blog page was being so mean and rude asks and was doing the same to many other bendy blogs. Now my dears I haven’t had to deal with such a thing just yet but I am fairly certain that I’ll have to at some point or another and I have pretty good thick skin when it comes to little quips from people like this, so if any bendy blog who may see this post ignore and block and delete that is my advice to you to anyone who is already dealing with this I am truly sorry that you have to deal with it. Again this is your daily announcement from your favorite head honcho of Joey Drew Studios Big Boss bendy have a wonderful night or day”

That was nearly immediate.

I admitted right off the bat that I know I have no art skills, so I don’t fully disagree. But please, be gentle. I really am trying my best here.

As for why I’d want him to see the post, it’s mostly for the effort. I think showing effort in making something is a really good way of showing appreciation. 

That being said, if I get too many more of these I will take the post down. I genuinely don’t want to bother anyone, and if it truly does, I will get rid of it.

I’m sorry. I truly am.

anonymous asked:

100 ways to say I love you?

1. “Everything is gonna be okay”

2. “We can go outside if your having anxiety”

3. “i’m here if you need to talk”

4. “your really something aren’t you”

5. “I like you just the way you are”

6. “i worry about you”

7. “your my favorite”

8. “I believe in you”

9. “your important to me”

10. “i care”

11. “I was just thinking about you”

12. “i noticed

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Jesse! You silly, boy! If Gabe would know what you wanna do..

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 (the end)

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About “rice eaters” remark:

I got messages accusing me/Jesse of racism because of the moment when Jesse called his opponents from Hanamura “Rice eaters”. I want you all to know, like I also did through a separate post, that I didn’t mean it to sound racist in any way. McCree didn’t see much until he joined Over/Blackwatch, reason for which he might be slightly narrow minded when it came to other cultures. Not because he disrespected them, but because he knew little. He was young and still learning. And I, by no means, am a racist. I love the Japanese culture and don’t have anything against any other culture or race. (and if you check my blog you will see that I truly have no limits or reasons to lie about this). I am sorry if some of you found it offensive/racist, but I had a reason for which I made the remark. 

More about this HERE.

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~ This comic will present the events that happened about 20 years before those from Rendezvous comic(linked below). Not to mention that this will reveal how Hanzo and Jesse met!~

Rendezvous comic:

Original post | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 (the end)

I would say I’m sorry but I know I owe you so much more than that. I would write you a letter but I’m afraid you’ll see who it was from and immediately throw it away without ready rhe first line. If I could I would visit you hoping that you wouldn’t slam the door in my face. I would say i’m sorry but I don’t even know where to begin to tell you how sorry I truly am. For now I will just sit here continue staring at an empty piece of paper until I can think of words that are worth the read.
—  Tenari Ioapo // Apology to the love of my life.
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Ianthe: “I wish to begin by saying how truly sorry I am. I acted out of a desire to … to grant what I believed you perhaps yearned for but did not dare voice, while also keeping our allies in Hybern satisfied with our allegiance.”

The fandom, Feyre, Lucien, and my cat:

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NHL!Bitty, Part VII - Cup Series: PVD vs SEA

Received an anonymous ask requesting Jack and Bitty playing each other for the cup and it turned into the Bittles and Zimmermanns dealing with the grim reality that they will have to chose sides in a big way. 

In which Alicia is intense, Suzanne is offended, and Bob is just tired.

(Part VI - The Code)


About ten minutes after the Falconers clinch the Eastern Conference title - when Jack is done with his interviews and off the showers - Coach mutes the 70″ television in the Zimmermann’s media room and sucks in a rough breath. 

“So, how ‘bout that? Our boys, facing off in the final.”

It’s not like they didn’t all know this was a possibility: the Falconers this season’s defending champions after the Schooners were dethroned the year prior; but suddenly the what-if scenario they’ve all hypothetically debated for so long is real and looming.

“Well, clearly we’ll support them both,” Alicia placates. “I mean, thank goodness they both already have rings so it won’t be as painful when the Falconers take the title-”

In a heartbeat, the atmosphere cools, and Suzanne coughs politely before scooting away from Alicia’s side of the couch. 

It might as well be a declaration of war.

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SCHOOL TIME!

hey guys! just wanna let u guys know that i am in my 3rd year of High School! and today i went to school and got home around 5:25pm? i think? i can’t remember… i’m too goddamn tired to remember anyways

BUT, yea.. since u all are most likely new here, and some of you have stayed longer but still don’t know the case, is that my school is a mother fuckin’ strict ass military base like, i’ve ever been into in my LIFE. not to mention that every senior in whatever grade(elementary,junior high, etc) u are going to face a lot of try outs exams to be able to make it out ALIVE in the final ‘national exam’. its a thing here in my country(indonesia) so chances of me posting art nowadays is gone from 50% to 30-20%.

me in this is year, is gonna be like a fuckin’ wet shirt that u r trying to drained the shit out of… so! that being said, i am truly sorry if i won’t be able to give u art or content as much as i would like for the next 4-5 month! thank you all so much for reading and thank you for all the love and support, i truly am grateful and best of luck to all of you out there and have fun!

busy meg is gon’ slup now, love you nerds peace!!!

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Allow me to introduce you to Robert Underwood Johnson (1853-1937). For the longest time, I only knew him as that one weirdly close friend of Nikola Tesla (himself a popular crush, it would seem). As I begin to research Robert further, I realized what a remarkable person he was in his own right.

Robert was the editor of the CENTURY magazine, which no longer exists, but in its time it published material by renowned writers and thinkers, including Tesla’s controversial article, THE PROBLEM OF INCREASING HUMAN ENERGY. Through his work with the magazine, Robert came to know anybody who was anybody in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One article I read referred to him as a “genius whisperer.” That’s not far from the truth.

Robert is best remembered today because of his friendship with Tesla. Tesla was a notoriously asocial man who had very few close friends. Robert, and his wife Katharine, were the exceptions. Robert and Tesla shared a love of poetry, and Tesla nicknamed Robert “Luka Filipov” after a hero from a Serbian epic. The two men would remain close for the rest of Robert’s life, with Robert referring to Tesla as his best friend on several occasions.

(There’s all kinds of talk that Tesla may have been in love with Katharine Johnson, or vice versa, and while I think there is some merit to that theory, it’s not entirely pertinent to this post. Though I can’t help but wonder if Robert knew, and how he felt about it… But I digress.)

In 1920, President Wilson appointed Robert ambassador to Italy, a post he held until the summer of 1921. Robert was a lifelong Italophile who had been given awards by the Italian government for his work supporting international copyright laws.

I should dedicate some space to what Robert would most want to be remembered for: his poetry. While not necessarily a great poet, he did publish several books, and it’s hard to deny his passion and enthusiasm. He even wrote a poem titled IN TESLA’S LABORATORY, dedicated to his friend. He favored formal styles of poetry, often speaking out against what he saw as the encroachment of modernism on classical forms of expression (for example, he did not care for the work of either T.S. Eliot or Walt Whitman). While I do not necessarily agree with this, it does show that Robert was a strong minded individual who was completely dedicated to the causes he chose to support.

As previously mentioned, Robert was a friend of a great many famous and talented people. He records his reminiscences in his memoir, REMEMBERED YESTERDAYS, a warm and engaging look back on a fascinating life.

Some other neat things:
- His famous friends, apart from Tesla, included Mark Twain, John Muir, and Rudyard Kipling.

- It was at Robert’s encouragement that Ulysses Grant wrote his memoirs. They were published in the CENTURY at first.

- He and Muir helped establish Yosemite National Park.

- Katharine and Robert had two children, Owen and Agnes. Owen went on to become a successful writer.

- In the early 20th century, Robert was the secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. At this time, there were many rabidly misogynistic members of this all-male organization. When the question of the election of women to the Academy was raised, Robert supported letting women in, in spite of the often vicious opposition from other members.

- Apparently, as Katharine Johnson lay dying, she told her husband to always keep in touch with Tesla. Shortly there after, Robert wrote to Tesla saying that this might not be an easy thing to do, but it would not be his fault if it was not done.

- It’s like, wow, you can really tell how much he loved this woman.

- He signed his last note (before his death in 1937) to Tesla as “Luka Filipov.” Are you crying yet? I am.

OK, I’m sorry, this turned into a really long post, but Robert Underwood Johnson deserves the recognition. He was more than just Tesla’s friend. He was a poet, a diplomat, an editor, an environmentalist, an activist, a friend, a father, a husband. He was, I truly believe, a good and admirable person not only for his own time, but for ours as well. As a lover of all things Italian who’s been known to scribble down the odd poem now and again, I feel especially drawn to him. Everybody should have as good a friend as him. Hell, everyone should try to be as good a friend as him.

Tl:dr Robert was an insanely accomplished dude who was BFFs with some awesome people, was an awesome person in his own right, and was probably the best friend anyone ever had. He deserves to be more than just a footnote in the Tesla story.

Now, if you’ll permit me a little more room, a quick guide to the photos (from top to bottom):

- Robert as a younger man. I’m not gonna lie, I never found beards attractive until I saw this old, grainy photo.

- with Tesla in the laboratory. Supposedly they did this a lot.

- walking down the steps of the White House like a boss after being appointed Ambassador to Italy.

- seen here at left modeling for the sculptor Paul Swan, at right. That bust is majestic.

- portrait by William Merritt Chase, a fellow member of the Academy and one of the most important artists of the day.

- an Onion headline edit by yours truly. Robert was tough and downright feisty when he had to be, but I think this still applies.

Cheers, Mr. Ambassador!

Guys we all know who is truly piloting Blue while Lance is in Red

It’s Kaltenecker I mean Blue would only let someone so dear to her son pilot her in his absence 

about the low post amount

I have been feeling really empty lately . very bad things keep happening to me and they won’t stop . I ’ m sorry I haven ’ t been there for you . I truly am and will be here more for you when things get better .

Zutara from a former Zutarian POV

Disclaimer: This post is not about why Kataang is “superior” or none of that anti-zutara bs

I can’t ship Zutara anymore and I haven’t been able to ship it since I was 12. And as someone who’s matured and been through stuff as everybody does I have realized why I stopped shipping Zutara, 

With the content we were given there is no substantial reasoning for that ship. And yes I can see the “compatibility” between the two of them but I can’t see them actually falling in love and I don’t think I have ever even when I shipped them. 

And you can complain all you want about Bryke wanting the love aspects of ATLA to focus on Kataang soley. I mean they did kill off Katara’s only other love interest (Jet) and gave the only other person Katara could have perhaps started a relationship with a fugly mustache (I’m talking about you Haru)

But I’m not talking about Bryke or any of the behind the scenes aspects of the show. I’m talking about the story and the character relationships. Katara and Zuko have this pure connection between each other that’s not tainted by wanting to bang each other. 

In this modern era, a guy can’t do something nice for a woman without that women suspecting that the guy just wants get in her pants. Because that’s what our society is like, people just courting each other 24/7. But with Zutara there was no banging intention or romance. They respect each other as equals.

Zuko wasn’t put in the ‘friend zone’ and Katara wasn’t secretly hiding feelings from him. And you know why? Because they were truly at the height of a balanced platonic relationship and sure that sounds lame and ridiculous. But not wanting to pair them together means a lot for me personally. It means that a connection like this isn’t chivalry (and chivalry is by no means bad but the intention of wanting to bang do ruin some of the aspects) but just a physical showing of gratitude for the other person’s existence. 

i’m sooooo late on this but… FIFTY FREAKING TWO DAMNED EPISODES????? IM SHOOK IM SO EXCITED THERE ARE GONNA BE SO MANY MARICHAT MOMENTS I BET OMGOGMGOGMGOGMG I CANT FREAKING WAIT!!!!!

EDIT: Don’t mean to disappoint you guys but there’s only 26 episodes in season 2 . I have evidence as the official MLB twitter(@BeMiraculousLB) said that they will release 13 EPISODES on Netflix at once!!! the other 13 to come later. 13+13=26 & 26+26=52. So i think the tweet in the picture (it’s a fan account) meant S2 & S3 episodes together.

I am truly sorry if my post confused any of you into thinking S2 has 52 episodes!!

“I’m sorry I’m famous and you’re not. Now that everyone is coming for me, it’s not fun and I just want the hate to stop.”

Tyrese apologizes to the ladies, realizes the ladies deserve better.

My mother taught me better than this….. lesson learned in life you will learn that It’s not always “what” you say, it’s the “how” we choose to say it. For the record I’m far from a misogynist, a male chauvinist or flat out mean….. My intentions were there but my delivery fucking horrible…. And clearly all the way off…. And for that I sincerely apologize to all of the ladies… Even after this apology…. Some may likely decide to NOT forgive me…. Time and consistency heals all wounds…. Although I’ve been consistently for years speaking on these topics and some of the same words in my message, I have never experienced what I am experiencing right now. - I’ve been getting dragged and feel the heat from my poor choice of words and approach to my messages, trust me….. Please accept this as my sincere apology for my poor choice of words - Shit gets real when it goes from a social media dragging to my own wife giving me the side eye and coming at me, even she’s not happy with the way I’ve conducted myself…. it’s crazy how non-public figures can say and do some really dumb shit and it will stay amongst your family and friends or local in your hood…. When you have been an entertainer for 15+ years the whole WORLD is literally watching you grow up & learn, bump your head, make mistakes and evolve as the world watches…. This is a real lesson learned… This is not just a regular IG post for me. I want to truly say that I’m sorry, I’m not APOLOGIZING in an effort to be politically correct, I apologize as a man first for the things that I’ve recently said about choices women have the right to make, for the terms that I’ve used and the way I’ve come across. I was raised to think and feel certain ways, and I’m learning new things that combat those messages. I am not perfect or all knowing, nor am I the one to claim to be. I’ve learned things through experience which I share, and through these last couple of weeks, I’ve learned a lot through this well deserved internet dragging…… This is about a man owning up to his actions, taking responsibility, recognizing how to do better, and actually doing better. Ladies you deserve better…

Ladies do you forgive him?

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note: previously known under the urls vivacioustae, itsrainingmin, fuckmejeongguk, and taequility.


Although I handled the majority of the situation privately, I would like to address the call out post in order to verify what the Penetration Station was accused of. It is only those within the group that can state without a doubt whether it is true, and that is what I’m here to do. 

Many people have attacked the writers who made the original call out post, claiming their statements to be false and built upon assumptions that hold no merit. Sadly, everything they said was true. The majority of people want to see the good in others, and therefore many were quick to defend and salvage any part of the Penetrations Station’s reputation where they could, but it cannot be done.    

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