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75th Anniversary of the Women’s Army Corp (WAC)

Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts proposed a bill in May 1941 with the support of Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall to establish the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp (WAAC). The bill was passed a year later and the first enlisted auxiliaries arrived for training at Fort Des Moines in July 1942. In July 1943, the Reserves was incorporated into the Regular Army and reestablished as the Women’s Army Corp (WAC). During WWII, about 150,000 women served in the WAAC and WAC.

During the war, Eleanor Roosevelt continued the ceaseless activism that had long marked her as America’s most public First Lady. Mrs. Roosevelt was outspoken in her support for gender equality. She championed women’s entrance into the armed services.

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- Minseok choose Kai for the member who matches the Luffy’s character from One Piece because he has a strong body.
- Kai ranked Kyungsoo 1st, Sehun 2nd, and Chen 3rd for the most aegyo.
- KAI: Everyone, it’s been a long time. I want to make a great memory with you all. ‘Spring has come’ shooting has finished. The drama ‘Jiwon-san’ byebye from today is Kai again. So today I want to give you my everything! Kai Kokoro Open Mind!
- Sehun ranked Kai 1st for the most aegyo and Chanyeol ranked him 2nd.
- Chanyeol ranked Kai 3rd for “who would run if they see ghosts in their house.
- All the members choose Kai for the best at drawing.
- During the “Lipstick Chateau” part in Lotto, Jongin kneeled down and made a drinking gesture.
- Kai sprayed dry shampoo on his face because he thought it was perfume.

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Broduce 101: Episode 9 (Quick Livestream Recap)

Firstly, I want to apologise for the lateness of this recap. I’ll try to be more timely for the remaining two episodes, I’m sorry.

This episode is all about the concept evaluations and the live performances for the next eliminations.

  • We start off in the Produce prison mansion, where BoA visits the waiting trainees. They’re always a bit starstruck with her lol
  • She reminds them this is the last elims before final 11, casts a degree of doubt about whether the cut off will be the top 22 ranks, then explains the voting system and benefits.
  • Although at this stage, these godawful live voting stages are increasingly important for the rankings, they continue to be stupid and easily manipulated in favour of the popular trainees regardless of their performances. I know this is supposed to be a true reality show or whatever, but the idea of giving a young audience more organised than Mnet so much power gives me a stress headache.
  • Anyway. The team that gets the most votes for their performance gets a 20,000 vote benefit and the trainee with the most votes gets a 100,000 vote benefit. The team with the most votes gets to perform at M!Countdown.
  • Each song has to have 7 members, and since Mnet’s crappy planning meant the trainees got split into teams before elims, they have to be reshuffled so every song has the same number of performers. 
  • In true Lord of the Flies fashion, the boys have the privilege of kicking out their own teammate by ranking their group from first to last. This means a chunk of them have spent a week rehearsing for a song they won’t perform 
  • The teams short of members pick from those trainees in order of highest ranking. Open, which has the most missing members has Kang Daniel pick first, followed by Showtime’s Yoon Jisung and finally I Know You Know Kim Taedong.
  • The kids from Oh Little Girl and Never get together to beg appeal to not be kicked out from their song
  • Never has Haknyeon saying he’ll work hard to keep his spot and not hold back the team
  • Minhyun says, flatly, ‘Yes. Hwaiting.’ 
  • Dead.
  • Most of them want to vote themselves as best to help their odds lol
  • Yoo Seonho, who is self aware: I don’t want to be first, I just want to be 7th. No wait. 6th? I should be confident.
  • Open has lost most of their team. They went from having Kim Seonglee to not having any main vocals to carry the song. They retained Baekho and Yongguk, so still not too shabby. 
  • Sidenote: Little Lee Woojin is so smol amongst his hyungs with that little yellow beanie. 
  • Oh Little Girl keeps their visuals and token singers Sewoon and Gunhee, which is smart considering how average the song is. They’ll need their fanvotes to win the Mnet performance so they kick out Moonbok. 
  • Sacrilege but c’est la vie.
  • Never retains their strengths with a good mix of popular and talented boys. This group had way too many competent trainees so it was a closer battle, I reckon. Emperor Hwang Minhyun’s picks in almost the exact order stay. 
  • Sungwoon and Lai Guanlin tie for 7th, and the top 6 vote between the two.
  • It ends with Sungwoon joining Seonho, Haknyeon, Youngmin for the cast out kids.
  • He’s embarrassed because he’s efficient and skilled but I’m significantly more bitter. As much as I like Guanlin, this is a bit disrespectful for someone like Sungwoon, who’s literally known for having everything but height. Even though Never doesn’t need too many vocally adept trainees, it’s the bandwagon song and therefore likely to have public appeal.
  • He’s cute though, straight up pandering to the Open team when they have to pick their new members by singing the song.
  • Open picks up Im Youngmin, Seonho and Hakneyon leaving Moonbok and Sungwoon for the next team.
  • Disrespectful, straight up.
  • Showtime has Yoon Jisung doing a startlingly accurate impression of Daniel before they chose Sungwoon for the high pitched vocals. 
  • Moonbok makes his way to IKYK’s practice room to join the underdogs, who’re excited to see Pocahontas hyung.
  • Oh Little Girl has a mournful bgm at rehearsals as they have to decide on final positions after eliminations. 
  • Minki has to work to secure broadcast minutes that Mnet has carefully avoided giving him by trying out for centre, and his teammates vote him in place, unseating Jihoon. 
  • Main vocal has Gunhee and Sewoon battling it out for the position. They’re both good choices - the demo singer even sounded like Sewoon, who hasn’t been main vocal even once despite strengthening the background vocals every mission. The team does pick Sewoon this time, fortunately.
  • Bae Jinyoung wants to be sub-vocal, and is worried about his falling rank. He’s not ambitious enough to try to be main vocal at least, but those vocal techniques confuse me with that inherent smooth tone. The kid is young, and can be easily improved though, maybe a few months of SM styled vocal boot camp?
  • Showtime has a still (rightly) pouty Sungwoon want to be centre in his new team. His whole team laughs, with co-HOTSHOT member Noh Taehyun cackling particularly loudly at his sheepish announcement. 
  • Auntie Jisung references Jessi from Unpretty Rapstar, yelling, ‘THIS IS COMPETITION,’ and pinches his nose bridge like the drama queen he is.
  • Centre nominees try the guitar stringing ‘killing part’ to appeal for the spot and Brave’s Samuel wins the spot. 
  • Sungwoon tries stealing the sticker out of sheer desperation OTL
  • Ah, I don’t like the song so much but this group has so many of my faves.
  • They actually start rehearsing and come to a realisation.
  • Noh Taehyun: The centre needs to be able to sing well too.
  • Kim Samuel, who is an extremely competent dancer by anyone’s standards, can’t sing above his speaking range. Again, easily fixed by a year or two of concentrated training. He’s only sixteen and his voice must have dropped like a summer ago
  • IKYK’s Kwon Hyunbin wants to be leader. The team votes him in over BNM Donhyun and he does Auntie Jisung’s clapping in celebration
  • Mnet, how many kids are you going to give the Sohye edit, this is getting out of fucking control.
  • Picking centre is particularly sad with most of the contenders well aware they’re going to be eliminated. They vote Taedong in, displacing poor Donghan.
  • Open team has Kenta, Seonho and Haknyeon do expression acting to appeal for centre. Kenta pulls a face to loosen his facial muscles before trying, and is embarrassed although he’s not bad. Haknyeon is good too.
  • Seonho can’t hit the notes and tries a vocal trick Shin Yumi taught the kids. This sort of stuff about the Cube chicks impresses me because they’ve really absorbed every learning opportunity on this show like sponges. They’re still far from debut ready and I wouldn’t want them to debut in BOI over the older trainees but it appeals to my Asian sensibilities to see them working hard if nothing else.
  • Baekho: You can’t ask someone to press down on your forehead on stage.
  • So it comes down to Jeju pig boy and Japanese puppy. 
  • Joo Haknyeon gets voted as centre and then struggles with everything. 
  • Pledis Dongho gets GodJonghyun edit, practicing with the kid to help him improve. He points out that Haknyeon’s confidence is far from being at par with his skill level.
  • Never team votes Emperor Hwang as centre over Guanlin. Not shocking, considering the difference in ability. 
  • Ong-ssi hits the nail on the head as always as they practice, pointing out that they don’t really have to deal with shuffling and learning of the song so rehearsals are smooth and quick. It also helps that most of them are highly competent.
  • There’s a bit about Ong Sungwoo being Mnet’s human slate. Cute. 
  • Also cute is Brand New Music’s Park Woojin finally being comfortable enough to be the kid he is, surrounded by hyungs. I found a subbed cut, which you can see here because I can’t do justice to this positive filler bit that I would be happy to see more of @mnet. 
  • Important takeaway - Sweet puppy Park Woojin and gang are being taught variety by Ong-ssi
  • Final concept performance day!
  • Far out, look at the bank the show is making with those crowds. Girls are easily the backbone of capitalism. It’s amazing considering how much effort the industry puts into putting women down.
  • Anyway, kpop legend tiny Queen BoA looks fire emoji in her red pantsuit.
  • Aw seeing the eliminated trainees always makes my soul ache. 
  • The composers are attending too. You gotta have all those unnecessary reaction shots am I right ha ha HA
  • The composers visit during rehearsals for a check in. Not many women there either lol Hashtag bitter female tears
  • Showtime gets primarily positive reactions at the check in. They have high energy while performing which suits the song’s up tempo disco vibe. Samuel’s vocal get a boost because his voice doesn’t waver.
  • The team’s live performance is enjoyable. The average skill ability in this group of trainees is also rather high. It looks very polished, and they all look like they’re enjoying the stage, which always makes me happy to see. 
  • Sanggyun, who receives his usual amount of absolutely no screentime, is memorable in my opinion. So handsome.
  • The choreo is fun more than complicated. Easy standouts are Auntie Jisung dancing Pick Me and the inclusion of RBW puppy Dongmyung’s warming up limb flapping dance. Samuel does well with the dance break, the Ardor and Able trainees remain excellent performers as always.
  • They all keep calling it their possible last stage and Auntie Jisung looks like he’s going to cry again. It hurts because it could be true. 
  • Probably the shortest screentime for the group with my personal faves. Deeply grateful as always, Mnet.
  • Next up is my top song pick for Concept evals, I Know You Know.
  • Their wardrobes are particularly pretty. Thank you stylists for Moonbok’s look.
  • At check in with the composers, they get a bit of shake down because of their lack lustre initial performance. I’m not surprised because Joombas is really high profile, someone who works with famous singers. The team has competent but not excellent trainees. 
  • Hyunbin’s been getting a good edit as he makes up for the effort for the first evals where Mnet basically shoved him off a cliff, with a GodJonghyun inspired leader attitude. 
  • It’s a bit annoying because good god don’t we have enough Brohyes. 
  • Still, I’d rather this than kids being thrown sacrificed to the netizen flames.
  • Product placement.
  • The final performance is good. Kim Yehyun’s voice wavers out of place at parts but sweet boy Seo Sunghyuk is unexpectedly very stable considering the very energetic choreo. Donghyun, Donghan and Taedong remain reassuringly good and completely ignored. Hyunbin’s voice doesn’t sound as out of place as it did last mission while Moonbok proves he’s capable of idol rap with his smooth delivery. The choreo is exhausting but none of their voices are strained (they also probably have their studio recorded tracks playing so this may not be a matter of skill)
  • Open is next up, with the boys looking unreasonably good in their black suits. 
  • Well, Daniel, Dongho and Kenta anyway. I take a minute to pray to the wardrobe team again. I’m not a Daniel fan in particular but my word, the boy looks fine
  • Haknyeon messes up with typical Mnet camera focus at pre-performance check in. The composers can’t even pick one standout trainee.
  • The team convene to re-discuss centre with Haknyeon not being about to live up to his desire and confidence. Again, lack of training and age comes into play here, but wanting to take on things he can’t handle yet is not helping him.
  • Center swaps to Kim Yongguk, who doesn’t even get a clear shot of his face for the occasion.
  • Haknyeon gets Sexy Bandit’s thumbs up of approval at recording, after working hard for his second consecutive redemption arc. 
  • It could be the editing, but Daniel hasn’t been a very effective leader this mission either.
  • Product placement.
  • They come to check out the stage during dress rehearsal with the bed and slick set.
  • Kenta: It’s rather adult (as far as I know, the word can mean dirty or sexy depending on context but I think adult sounds appropriate here).
  • I agree. Seonho’s too young for this one. 
  • With the song and choreo being handed to them being what it is, this performance was looking to be one of my more anticipated ones, but the boys do a great job too. Daniel comes off more as centre than Yongguk but I can’t fault him because he does a really good job. Kenta is a visual standout too
  • It could be the editing, but Yongguk fades among the others although he keeps up well enough. Seonho’s vocals are satisfactory considering where he started out, there are bits where his dancing is still slightly awkward though. Same with Haknyeon, which is strange because I thought that was his strongest field. He’s visibly out of sync at times, even to my tired eyes. Maybe he doesn’t practice to beats, because he had the same issue in Right Round
  • This may be Sexy Bandit Pledis Baekho’s stage though. He’s beyond reproach. I’d call him oppa if he wanted me to.
  • They get an encore chant!
  • Fully deserved, because both the song and their performance of it was debut group level.
  • Oh Little Girl next
  • A lot of visual hype kids here. Costumes are terrible though, bits and pieces from earlier performances and maybe Park Jihoon’s personal closet?
  • That song name though….
  • Jihoon does the aegyo I’ve seen from the cute Monsta X rapper. It’s cringey on him too.
  • At performance check in, the producers acknowledge that the song may well have been tailored to Sewoon. Bae Jinyoung makes a few mistakes though.
  • Cue mournful music and cuts of his confidence issues.
  • Sewoon helps him practice and he’s better at recording. Kids like this usually are. He definitely could be a competent idol singer if someone gives him focused help. 
  • In the practice rooms, Minki has some issues while rehearsing, and there’s friction between him and the younger kids. Jihoon leaves the room with a door slam that freezes the others, and they have to gather to talk because Jihoon feels like Minki is upset with him. 
  • This time Minki slams the door behind him as he exits.
  • Sewoon is getting visibly worked up at this conflict.
  • Is Mnet finally getting genuine drama footage without manipulative editing? 
  • No. It’s another one of those birthday camera pranks that Korean variety producers still think are entertaining. 
  • Gunhee comes in with a cake and you can see the tension melt out of Jihoon’s face and he smiles the most genuine smile I’ve seen since his first time ranking first. 
  • Lol Sewoon thinks the cake’s just for Jihoon and starts clapping until the trainees sing his name too. Cute.
  • Minki does his shoulder expanding thing for dress rehearsals at coach Shin Yumi’s request. Sewoon gets well deserved praise for his vocals and Bae Jinyoung gets his confidence boost since this is probably his team mission individual edit for the season.
  • The final performance is cute, easily carried vocally by Sewoon and Gunhee. The others are also good, no visible mistakes. The song is still rather average, the choreo elevated by the boys performing it. They’re all adorable, their good looks helping save the tragic outfits. Minki was an appropriate centre. Hyungseob pulled out a rose out of nowhere mid performance, which seems perfectly in character for the kid.
  • I wouldn’t seek the song out to listen to, it’s one of those throwaway b-sides on mini albums, but watching it this one time was really fun. This truly was Sewoon’s performance, it fit him well.
  • Kahi: Ai, cute~
  • Pretty much.
  • We get to the final performance, Never.
  • Hyuna visits the team to cheer them up at rehearsals and the boys are instantly distracted at the sight of her. Minhyun keeps practising while the boys start to greet, but later reassures the camera that he was excited too. 
  • He’s probably seen all of SNSD and other prolific girl groups while promoting the last few years, it makes sense for him to be less fazed. He’s also from the company that (miraculously still) houses Nana.
  • But its Hyuna
  • Meanwhile, the trainees outside gather outside, pressing their faces to the glass door to stare at Hyuna. 
  • Baby chick Seonho: Oh, they’re from our company! :D
  • She turns to look at them and they almost faint in excitement. She cutely greets them as she exits, leaving behind an echo of longing sighs as she tends to do
  • At check in with all the composers, they do well enough. Kenta in particular is appreciative. A lot of trainees proceed to hype them up.
  • There’s something awkward about the blond Pentagon kid talking like an authority in front of the Nu’est members. I’m not the kind to go in for hierarchy over achievement but I’d be annoyed, like who are you brat lol
  • They go to visit Cube, and see Guanlin’s untidy locker with his Korean books 
  • AND THE EPISODE HIGHLIGHT
  • THE CUBE CHICKS WERE ORIGINALLY GOING TO AUDITION FOR P101 WITH TROUBLEMAKER
  • Why didn’t they? I loved it! I’d have rooted for them earlier on!
  • Guanlin’s excited to practice a routine that requires skills he didn’t have earlier, at his company with his hyungs, who coo at him. 
  • Every time Hyuna says something nice at studio recording, the boys flush with happiness. 
  • Daehwi’s smile spilts his face when she praises his tone
  • The words “Guanlin sounds like a native Korean” are said, which make my eyes roll out of my head. I’ve said multiple times I love how much the chicks improved and it’s clear that Guanlin is finding his groove as a trainee, but let’s not exaggerate because he’s handsome. It is, however, true that his words are getting clearer and less obviously accented.
  • Jaehwanie can rap too! I look forward to seeing him get signed to a good company after this (@Starship, you don’t have any worthy female groups anymore so you might as well add to your male talents)
  • Park Woojin’s rapping is really good but he can’t sigh?? It’s endearing too. He re-tries at his interview. A true cutie. I hope he recovers quickly and gets to debut. This episode has made me triply fond of him.
  • The final performance begins after this extreme hyping and screentime allocation.
  • Three seconds in, Sunghyuk, calmly: It’s over (for us).
  • I’ve said multiple times I don’t like the song (I still can’t remember it as being anything special and the fuss around it makes me resent EDM even more), but I can admit that the performance was great. The collection of talent and visuals make the choreo work smoothly, a stage that could easily be an M!Countdown performance. Jaehwan and Woojin were particularly spectacular, specially considering that Woojin was ill. Daehwi and Minhyun deliver, as always. 
  • The only negatives I have are that the while the costumes looked nice, they seemed ill suited to the concept and not the colours you usually see on broadcast performances. Beige? Come on. How do you work lighting for something like that? Green or a dark red would have been so nice.
  • We see a shot of Mnet staff counting the votes. Don’t worry, we don’t suspect you of anything here, Mnet. I’m blaming the live audience. 
  • The results bring over the sheer shameless fuckery of the last mission. 

5. I Know You Know 83 (Did I not call this?)

4. Showtime 135

3. Oh Little Girl 398

  • Totally warranted considering the number of popular trainees in each team.
  • BoA references Ong-ssi’s hyperbole speech when asking about his chances about winning, and he uses every single adjective again to express his confidence about his team placing first.
  • She then asks Baekho, and he one ups Ong-ssi by adding the Japanese adjective for ‘very’ (cut to Kenta laughing) as well as the Mandarin.

2. Never 443
1. Open 552 

  • So there is some sort of fairness in the world! Thank you, good lord in heaven!
  • ….female fans really like sexy concepts. 
  • Kenta and Seonho’s handsome faces reach new levels of meme
  • Daniel is stunned. Getting banned from Never was an act of god for him and his fans.
  • Nation’s Leader Angel GodJonghyun makes an appropriately congratulatory comment.
  • Live vote rankings without benefits for individual trainee rankings are below:
  1. Unrevealed
  2. Maroo Park Jihoon
  3. Brand New Music Park Woojin
  4. Pledis Hwang Minhyun
  5. C9 Bae Jinyoung
  6. Unrevealed
  7. Cre.Ker Joo Haknyeon
  8. Brand New Music Lee Daehwi
  9. CUBE Yoo Seonho
  10. Chun Kim Yongguk
  11. Brand New Music Im Youngmin

Next week, feel good fillers and third eliminations before heading into finale for top 11! Man, is this nonsense getting increasingly, unpredictably intense. 

anonymous asked:

Are the members given their numbers by the order they joined?

It depends on what numbers are open and how they rank you like 16 year old Olly could never be #1 even if the spot was open. No one’s going to listen to him. haha it’s horrible but it depends on who is dead and who is locked up you kinda inherit the number  Veruca and Olly got their numbers after they passed initiation because the 11 and 13 that were members before them died, they live a dangerous life and a lot’s of them die young so numbers are always different. Taz almost lost an eye and his life on a run his number would have been open to a “half”. when you're waiting on a number you’re a “.5″  or a half and you have to prove yourself do something number worthy for that open spot

Fic Update: Any Four Walls: Get the Job Done

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Though Garrus didn’t recognize the aide who came to fetch Shepard, he did, of course, immediately see the message in the seemingly insignificant flutter of Shepard’s fingers as she vanished through the door behind him: On it. Garrus didn’t need the additional admonition to keep eyes on the hostiles; that went without saying. Always.

The current target wasn’t carrying a gun or toting a grenade launcher, but that didn’t make him any less of a threat. Tavus Ranix had a big mouth and had been doing nothing but using it to spread his strong opinions for weeks. Months, probably. Long enough for rumbles to make it into Garrus’ intelligence briefs halfway across the galaxy. Long enough to put the wheels in motion for the overdue visit to Palaven. Shepard called it killing two birds with one stone. Garrus preferred to think he was taking a minor detour on the way to truly enjoying their family vacation; Ranix and his borderline sedition weren’t worth more time than that.

As soon as the door closed behind Shepard, Ranix said, “And why is she even at this meeting? Answer that, Vakarian. She’s no diplomat, no—”

“Councilor,” Garrus interrupted smoothly, casually, as if Ranix hadn’t just leveled a very real insult—by anyone’s standards, not just the Hierarchy’s—in omitting the honorific. Ranix’s mandibles flicked, betraying his irritation. Garrus fixed Ranix with an unwavering gaze until the man dropped his eyes and shifted in his seat.

Still, defiance colored Ranix’s subharmonics when he spoke again. “She’s human. She has no place in the politics of the Hierarchy.”

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Teenage striker Jordyn Huitema makes mark as Canada overwhelms Costa Rica

TORONTO — Some 40 minutes after Canada’s 6-0 demolition of Costa Rica on Sunday afternoon, young fans lined the west side of BMO Field for a chance to get close to their soccer idols.

Squeals of joy escalated as the Canadian women neared, a reminder of just how high John Herdman’s team is regarded by the next generation of would-be internationals.

Those fans can now say they were there for perhaps a moment to remember in Canadian soccer as 16-year-old Jordyn Huitema, in just her fourth senior appearance, opened her national team account with two goals — in the 73rd and 74th minutes — off the bench.

Canada was coming off a 3-1 win over Costa Rica on Thursday in Winnipeg.

Sunday was a good day for Canada’s youth brigade as 22-year-old Janine Beckie scored three goals and 18-year-old Deanne Rose added a single before a crowd of 20,628 on a hot summer day.

Jessie Fleming, 19, helped perennial talisman Christine Sinclair, who turns 34 Monday, pull the strings, playing provider as the fifth-ranked Canadian women repeatedly ripped open the 30th-ranked Costa Ricans’ defence.

Huitema, a five-foot-nine striker who has played all of 76 minutes with the senior side, was rewarded with a Gatorade shower by her teammates.

Her first goal came in a goalmouth scramble but the second was a confident strike from a player seen as a star in the making.

Huitema (pronounced HIGH’-tah-mah) thought teammate Nichelle Prince has scored the first goal. “I got up to celebrate with her and then everybody was kind of running towards me. I didn’t really know what was going on.”

“I’ll take anything I can get,” she added in true forward fashion.

There was no confusion about the second as she buried a Prince pass in the back of the net. 

“I guess I was trying to make up for the first one,” she said with a laugh.

Huitema showed her class off the field as well as on it, sharing the glory.

“It’s just an hour to be able to share with such an amazing group of women,” said the Grade 10 student. “I couldn’t have chosen a better group of people to surround myself with.”

While Costa Rica did not provide the stiffest opposition, the two-game series with the Central Americans bodes well for the future. The Canadian roster had an average age of 23.6 years.

“This is an exciting group … When I look at the future now it’s crazy to think these girls can continue to play capable of multiple World Cups, multiple Olympic Games,” said Herdman.

All the more exciting is the talent developing in the pipeline.

“There’s a 13-year-old somewhere that’s going to be 16 in 2020 (the next Olympics) and pushing these girls for their spot because our system’s producing that … Jordyn was 14 when she first came into our national squad. And now she’ll be pushing Sinc, I’m sure, in 2019, 2020, for that starting spot." 

That could be the sweet spot for a team that has already won back-to-back Olympic bronze. Herdman believes his team needs two more years to percolate, saying he knows the talent at his disposal.

Now he wants them to have more time, more games together to work on their chemistry.

"This team will have to play faster, for sure, when we get up against the Germans, the U.S., in a World Cup semifinal, final, whenever we get there.”

It’s clear Canada has Costa Rica’s number.

In Thursday’s win, Herdman’s team left a lot of goals on the table. Canada racked up 41 shots and crosses in Winnipeg.

Herdman wanted more ruthlessness in front of goal and the Canadians did not disappoint Sunday.

Canada went ahead in the second minute, led 2-0 after six minutes, 3-0 after 13 and 4-0 after 21. It marked the fastest ever 3-0 start to a game by the Canadian women. The previous record was 17 minutes in an 8-0 romp over Singapore in 2008.

It was 4-0 at the half and could have been at least 7-0.

The Canadians were helped early by a leaky Costa Rican defence that left acres of space for the Canadian front five of Sinclair, Beckie, Fleming, Rose and Sophie Schmidt to exploit. The five were constantly on the move, shifting the point of attack and befuddling the Costa Ricans.

With the outcome decided so early, there was less of an impetus to press in the second half and Canada seemed to take its foot off the accelerator until Huitema took the field as Herdman emptied his bench.

Sinclair, whose international tally numbers 168, could have had scored several times on the afternoon with some special moments of skill. Instead, she shared the wealth — particularly on Beckie’s third goal.

Taking a pass from Rose, fullback Lindsay Agnew lofted a cross to Sinclair in the penalty box. Sinclair could have turned and shot herself but instead chested the ball down and flicked it to Beckie who volleyed it high into the net in the 21st minute for a highlight-reel goal.

“That’s Sinc,” Herdman said of his skipper’s unselfishness.

Beckie, who had a frustrating night in front of goal Thursday, now has 18 goals in 34 appearances for Canada.

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Tagnuul grimaced as he was led down the passageway to the medical ward. His arm was scratched all to Hell, he had a black eye, and his foot was twisted. And he was pretty sure there was a broken rib or two…

But he held himself up proudly as he limped. The Kritvan-Tol—the War Games—had just finished a few vargas ago, and he had been declared the Last Galra Standing. The winner.

Suck it, losers, he thought viciously. The Lieutenants had been the chosen rank to participate this time, and of course nearly everyone thought taking down Tagnuul—the smallest Galra in the Fleet—would be a walk in the park.

They were wrong. And the ones who did approach him like that paid dearly for their assumptions. He may have looked like he’d been through a blender, but his victims looked like they’d been through an actual war. Tagnuul hadn’t killed anyone, but he’d come pretty damn close. Served those idiots right.

He was helped onto an exam table. Multiple doctors surrounded him, congratulating him on his victory as they worked on him. There were other participants in the medbay, also getting examined. Tagnuul squinted through his good eye as a familiar face entered his vision.

“Fancy seeing you here,” he rasped, smirking a bit.

If I had a penny for the amount of times this has happened to me, I’d be considerably more wealthy. Just be thankful it wasn’t Myres, Dwight.

teruelfxonsuvar  asked:

How about prompt 29 with mmmm a lady of your choosing being sassy? c:

Ok, I have no clue what you were expecting but have some sassy Crowe who’s sick of Nyx’s crappy flirting… I am so sorry about this. Please know she does care about Nyx, and says all of this from the bottom of her heart. XD

Everyone knew that Crowe Altius was a badass, sassy as shit and had no filter. They also knew she really didn’t give a fuck what you thought, but what they didn’t know what she noted down everything. Every-fucking-thing, and it would most likely be used for blackmail later… or to get free drinks when they went out together.

Lately, her efforts have been put towards noting the consistent failings of one so-called ‘Hero’, who had decided that he was going to win over the fucking Prince of Lucis. Honestly, she wasn’t surprised, he’d done stupider shit since she’d known him.

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nobody -- > citizen

How long had he been in the city now? He wasn’t sure, but it sure seemed longer than he had ever anticipated to be here for. For the longest time, Bendy thought that he had just woken up in a strange dream. Which by itself was a rather odd assumption, he was a cartoon. So long as he was in the real world he didn’t need much sleep.

But everyday, he found himself in a new place everyday. Only every now and then he would go to the place that was assigned as his home - and not a very good one, at that! He was forced to be staying in a tiny box in the middle of nowhere, and while he didn’t mind, it wasn’t something he preferred to be in.

And now, here he was with a strange little device in his hands that he has never seen in his life. 

What the heck was this? He moved his fingers across the screen, jumping a bit and holding the object further away from his face every time the screen lit up and happened to be a bit brighter than it should’ve been. He tilted his head to the side and found himself pressing one of the little symbols on the screen, before pressing some of the smaller symbols and watched as he began to type out letters with an amused smile slowly forming on his face.

TO: ????
FROM: Bendy 

[1/1] sdjfjsddd

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going TinyCo! stop giving me textbooks…. I have more than enough, esp considering Yondu here is the only one that needs them

——-I mean yeah kind of annoying but when new ranks open for the main storyline characters like Steve etc. you’ll be glad to have a stockpile.

Apparently Yamaya Yoshitaka is actually an Idol Seiyuu? I was watching a Japanese TV Show that featured seiyuus and he was labelled as an idol seiyuu and I’m like “Wow I didn’t know that!” And he thinks that he’s not good at singing and I’m thinking something like “You’re voice is literally adorable and you sing beautifully”.

This show was really eye opening about a seiyuu’s job and I’m glad I watched it. Sorry my tags ended up as a rant…

Wonder Woman opens bigger than any other film directed by a woman

… but still on the low side relative to other superhero films and this iteration of DC

box office mojo numbers ranked by OPENING NUMBERS (column 7) as of 6/5/17

SUICIDE SQUAD had a bigger opening, granted it dropped off pretty well after that.

Is WW a hit? Yes.  With those kind of numbers it seems unlikely they won’t make a sequel.  But someone is not showing up for it, not like they show up for movies about men.

Keep talking about it, and telling everyone how great it is!

Applications Are Open!

Applications for Soul Of A Warrior are open! All three Clans are open for application! The currently open ranks are…

Leader (!!)
Deputy (!!)
Med Apprentice 
Warriors
Elders

Apprentices are closed because we don’t have enough Warriors in any of the Clans to train them. Queens and kits are closed because they’re created within the roleplay.

Defiance, Part 3

[Part 1 | Part 2]

Summary: Katara never thought she’d take shelter from the Water Tribe in the Fire Nation. Zuko never thought he’d build a life with someone he is only supposed to be seeing for fun. And neither one knows just how close their countries are to self-destruction. 

 [For Zutara month, Day 3, “A New Year”]

“So they’re finally sending someone.”

A low chortle was heard around the council table, and Zuko did his best to control his temper. One half-hearted nighttime chase in pursuit of a smuggler hadn’t yielded what he’d hoped for. He was certain that one of the men debating policy with him today was selling arms—for some unknown purpose—to the Earth Kingdom. But instead of nabbing a go-between who might possibly turn in his associates, or even a payload of blasting jelly, what had he discovered? Circus animals. Rare Earth Kingdom circus animals, who were beating their forelimbs against their cages and making such a racket Zuko didn’t know how the operation had been kept quiet in the first place. It turned out Zuko had mistaken his target for a twin brother who was also in the smuggling business, and who had all but certainly been informed by now of the masked figure who was dogging him. It had not been a good hunt.

And now, he had to suffer through hours of councilmen attempting to alter the treaty with the Water Tribes before its ambassador had even set foot in the Caldera.

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