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I was probably at the  [Olympic] Games because I was running away from a lot of things. Very, very proud of the accomplishment. I don’t want to diminish that accomplishment. The last few days, in doing this shoot, was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare. It’s not about people cheering in the stadium. It’s not about going down the street and everybody giving me a ‘That a boy, Bruce!’ pat on the back. This is about your life, Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.“

caityln jenner looks like the cool type of mom that would give you a glass of wine and pat your back and hug you after a bad break up and say ‘that son of a bitch never deserved you..’

Caitlyn Jenner to Receive Arthur Ashe Award for Courage

Jenner will be joined by her family on stage at this year’s ESPY awards

Caitlyn Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this year’s ESPY awards, ESPN confirmed on Monday.

Jenner, who came out as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer back in April, made her first appearance on the July cover ofVanity Fair. (Jenner, who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.)

“It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life,”the former Olympian told Vanity Fair.

Jenner will be joined by her family on stage at the ESPY awards, which take place on July 15. ESPN is calling the event Jenner’s “first major public appearance.”

[source: TIME]

P.S You can follow Caitlyn on Twitter and Instagram

What Your Favorite ’80s Band Says About You.

Written by John Peck for McSweeney’s, 2011

Tears For Fears: You have used whiteout on a pair of white loafers.

Art of Noise: You have been paid to be furniture at a party.

Pat Benatar: You have had three or more Superball bruises at one time.

Air Supply: You have punched an arcade game hard enough to injure yourself.

Eddie Money: You have eaten several Shrinky-Dinks on purpose.

Bryan Adams: Your hair smells faintly like barbecue sauce.

Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Your shower smells like Skittles and unfiltered cigarettes.

Dead or Alive: Your pet smells like Goldschlager.

Tangerine Dream: You have a half-full can of Sanka at the back of your cupboard.

Devo: You have dissected a Nintendo game.

Simple Minds: You have tasted a scented pen.

Kajagoogoo: You have used AquaNet in self-defense.

Limahl: You have used Nair in self-defense.

Naked Eyes: You have almost been tricked into eating silly string on a saltine.

Gary Numan: You own more than one pair of sock garters.

Mike and the Mechanics: You have thrown a Rolodex at a raccoon or skunk.

Peter Gabriel: You know what Fimo tastes like.

Roxette: You have injured yourself with a Q-Tip.

Madonna: Your bedroom smells like Midori.

B-52s: Your laundry room smells like Midori.

Richard Marx: You have woken up to a dog licking your hair.

Wham!: You have made nachos while on ecstasy.

The Cure: You have several bracelets or rings you cannot remove.

Berlin: The last book you read used “countenance” as a verb.

This Mortal Coil: You know the act, scene and line that “this mortal coil” comes from.

Billy Idol: You own a piece of clothing that involves both argyle and leather.

Robert Palmer: You have used “argyle” as a verb.

Tommy Tutone: You have attempted to use a Polaroid picture as an ID.

Rick Astley: You have used a hairnet as a handbag.

Bangles: You have chewed gum while delivering a keynote speech or eulogy.

Psychedelic Furs: You have worn sunglasses through an entire tooth cleaning.

The English Beat: You have injured yourself while doing the Electric Slide.

General Public: You have injured yourself while doing the Centipede.

Madness: You have injured several bystanders while doing the Centipede.

Men at Work: You wear shorts with boots at least once a week.

Eurythmics: You have lost a mood ring in a hot tub.

The Smiths: You have read aloud to a hamster, ferret, or turtle.

Joy Division: You have been bitten by a cat while trying to dress it in period costume.

New Order:  You own several fish tanks but no fish.

A Flock of Seagulls: You have destroyed a calculator watch in anger.

Men Without Hats: You have accidentally dropped a pager into a tub of frozen yogurt.

Nena: You have put a cigarette out in a piece of birthday cake.

John Cougar Mellencamp: You have put a cigarette out in an industrial-sized jar of relish.

Loverboy: You have eaten relish as a meal.

Rick Springfield: Your wallet weighs over a pound.

Falco: You have killed a fly with a program from Cats.

Michael Jackson: You have exploded a beanbag chair by landing on it.

Huey Lewis and the News: You are hanging from monkey bars in two or more successive class pictures.

The Police: You have shattered a Rubik’s Cube with a rock.

Sting: You have tried and failed to shatter a Rubik’s Cube with a rock.

Big Country: You have a Highlander poster in a tube in the back of your closet.

Soft Cell: You mouth the words when you watch Highlander.

A-ha: You own a VCR with a copy of Highlander stuck in it.

Survivor: You have cut a Nerf football in half to see what was inside.

INXS: You have knocked someone over with an Aerobie.

Thomas Dolby: You have used a laserdisc as a shaving mirror.

Pet Shop Boys: You have woken up next to an empty bottle of Magic Shell.

Mr. Mister: You have forgotten soup in the freezer and ice cream in the microwave on the same night.

Wang Chung: You have a money clip with an amusement park logo printed on it.

Bauhaus: You know what LARPing is.

OMD: You have gone to a party dressed as a dark elf.

Culture Club: You have woken up under someone who was dressed as a dark elf.

Ministry: You have thrown up on someone who was dressed as a dark elf.

Cocteau Twins: You have spilled Zima on someone who was dressed as a dark elf.

Toni Basil: You have spilled Zima into a motel heating vent.

The Pointer Sisters: You dot your i’s with hearts.

The Pretenders: You are excellent at dodgeball.

ABC: You were one of the first ten people in history to drop a cell phone in a toilet.

Lionel Richie: You have shaved a word into your hair.

The Cars: You have hit a whiffle ball with a fake lightsaber.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood: You have woken up under your high school gym teacher.

Joan Jett: You have woken up on top of your high school gym teacher.

Simply Red: You have temporarily blinded someone by whipping your hair into them.

Europe: You think Europe is Asia.

Asia: You think Asia is Europe.

REM: You minored in something.

Cyndi Lauper: You have lost several silk scarves to escalators.

Starship: You consistently pay for extra cheese at Subway.

The Fixx: You have sunbathed in a suit.

Phil Collins: You have worn shorts while accepting an award or diploma.

Go-Go’s: Your favorite air freshener is Vanillaroma.

Bananarama: Your favorite air freshener is New Car.

Prince: You have used a hamster ball as a cocktail shaker.

Depeche Mode: You have drawn Tintin or the Little Prince in the margin of a math test.

Erasure: You have been caught kissing a copy of The Little Prince.

Thompson Twins: You have been spanked with a copy of The Little Prince.

Human League: You have been spanked with a VHS copy of The Neverending Story.

The Clash: Your safety word is “Nicaragua.”

Grace Jones: Your safety word is forty-seven syllables long.

Brian Eno: Your safety word is “10011101.”

Duran Duran: Your safety word is “Kim Wilde.”

Kim Wilde: You have forgotten your safety word.

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“The last few days of doing this shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘Atta boy, Bruce’ and a pat on the back, okay? This is about your life. Bruce always had to tell a lie, he was always living that lie. Every day he had a secret from morning until night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. Soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
-Caitlyn Jenner

TSA failure: Investigators able to smuggle weapons past airport checks in 95 percent of tests

In internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News learned exclusively.

The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.

According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.

In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.

Monday, June 1st 2015 // Planning the week ahead and revising for the exam I have on the 3rd. I’ll revise half of the book before lunch, the other half in the afternoon and then I’ll do a mock test with questions that have been asked in the past. Plus, I think I’m getting sick so I’m drinking gallons of orange juice! 😱 perfect timing, body! *pats self on the back*

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Welcome Caitlyn Jenner, a New Transgender Icon

Bruce Jenner has become who she always was: Caitlyn Jenner. The transgender woman comes out to the world on the Vanity Fair. 

The magazine puts it this way:

Speaking publicly for the first time since completing gender transition, Caitlyn Jenner compares her emotional two-day photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz for the July cover of Vanity Fair to winning the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics. She tells (…) Buzz Bissinger, “That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better… . This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life.”

Jenner is obviously not your average trans woman. But then again, no trans woman is. No woman is. And Jenner’s unique position does not diminish the importance of this cover. She has made the lives of older transgender people real to millions of people. She has given them a human face. 

I am sure there are those who will criticize her coming out in  a glamour shoot. But that would be to hold trans women to a double standard. This is her way of celebrating her womanhood. We should respect that.

anonymous asked:

You recently mentioned Anita Sarkeesian in another ask. What are your thoughts on her?

I think the world needs people to hold up the high, uncompromising standard. It gives us something to strive for, and it creates space for more moderate approaches like ours. 

And I often use her arguments as a guideline for my own understanding of feminism (even when I don’t always agree with the conclusions). She tends to see shortfall where I see progress (hence the disagreement over Mad Max), but that’s her job. Like a drill sergeant, who’s not impressed that you’ve dropped from a 10 minute mile to an eight minute mile when you should be running a six. It’s not the drill sergeant’s job to pat you on the back and tell you “atta boy”. It’s the sergeant’s job to scream at you and tell you you’re human garbage so that you run faster next time. I don’t have to agree that I am human garbage or even believe that I can run a six-minute mile, but Anita Sarkeesian makes me believe that I can (and should) run faster, and that’s what matters. 

Why y'all always saying shit like “ i hope transgender women make heterosexual males uncomfortable”? Like is that a gotcha? Like “ Ha you aren’t straight because you like a transgender woman? ” Doesnt that go against your faux acceptance of people being who they are? Also wouldn’t that mean you dont view transgender women as women?

You out here telling on yourself but still want a pat on the back. Stupid.

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‘’The last few days of doing this shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfair, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and people giving me an “atta boy, Bruce!” and a pat on the back. This is about your life. Bruce always had to tell a lie.. he was always living that lie everyday, he always had a secret from morning till night. 

Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets… as soon as the vanity fair cover comes out, I’m free.’’

- Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair 2015 (x)

anonymous asked:

Hindsight is a funny thing. I was reading some these metas/reviews on S1 and it occurred to me that Oliver and Laurel's moments decreased in intimacy as the season went on. That kiss in 1x05? Open mouth, flash of tongue. The hook up scene and then good bye scene? No tongue. No open mouth. Ripping off clothes sure, but not a lot of intimacy.

Katie always looks like she’s in pain when they’re kissing. It doesn’t sell. 1x05 was probably the best moment between them, but even then, jbuffyangel mentioned something that made me go:

It’s the first kiss that we see for this supposed “epic love story” and Laurel decides to give his lip a bite? That’s hot and all, but this is a first kiss. Their first one since he’s been back. Shouldn’t we, in this “epic love story”, see more… love?

And then it just got worse and worse.

This is from 1x09. She pats him on the back, their faces turned AWAY from each other. If there’s any disconnection between Stephen and Katie, it’s bled through here.

And the BIG moment?

This is the closest pic I could find to the grimace she makes during this scene.  To be honest, I find more lacking on Laurel’s part than on Oliver’s in terms of chemistry.  She never clicked with him as well as she did with Tommy.

Did I mention they used an apocalypse song for this scene? 

Then there’s the fact that season 1 had been building up this amazing amazing Merlance relationship for about 16 of the 23 episodes.

Look how happy she looks. No grimace in sight. 

And lets not forget the sole “I love you” in all of Season 1:

I think by the middle or end of season 1, as they were writing it, they were getting negative feedback on La*river as it was being aired, positive feedback on Merlance, they themselves had been writing this beautiful Merlance story, and ultimately decided to bring Oliver and Laurel together just to END the story.

Because they claimed it to be some big love story in the beginning, they had to conclude it somehow. They had to bring them together. But they wrote all these circumstances surrounding the union that it honestly grosses me out they they got together when they did. With a beautiful Merlance ship in troubled waters, with Tommy seeing the hookup, with Oliver encouraging their reconciliation on one hand but then disregarding his friendship with Tommy behind his back, with Oliver not even being sorry about it and not letting Tommy even get a punch in, with Tommy coming to Laurel’s rescue, with Tommy telling Laurel he loves her, with Tommy dying. This is the world in which the writers brought this ship together. In order to tear them apart again… because they were simply not working.

I achieved my daily goals but...

Stop right there.

Don’t utter another word.

You set yourself a number of daily goals.

You make the effort to achieve them.

If you achieve them, you give yourself a huge enormous pat on the back.

Don’t start going on “…but I didn’t do this” or “…. but I did this”.

You achieved something that you set forth to do. That is success. Nothing can take that away. NOTHING.

Build on that success every day.

Think of it like a stack of Legos or a jar of marbles. Each success is a new block/marble added on. Anything you have struggled with, does not take away from what you have accumulated.

A struggle is a lesson learned. It is not a punishment.

daddy loves my underwear.

Daddy: come here.
Me: nope. 
Daddy: what did I say about talking back?
Me: *stucks tongue out* I don’t care!
Daddy: are you acting bad so that I’ll punish you?
Me: *blushes* no, daddy, you know I’m a good girl.
Daddy: *pats the spot near him on the bed* come here.
Me: *crawls onto his lap*
Daddy: *bites my neck harshly and whispers in my ear* you’re acting like a  nasty grown up girl, talking back to your daddy…*starts sucking on my neck*
Me: *whimpers* please, don’t be such a tease.
Daddy: that’s all you’re going to get for tonight, little girl. Next time, don’t talk back.
Me: *whines* but daaddy, that’s not fair! I wanted you to do naughty things to my princess parts with your tongue.
Daddy: *quirks eyebrow* is that so, my dear one?
Me: yes. Can you forgive me, just this time?
Daddy: *shakes head* no, I can’t.
Me: *straddles his lap, pulling off my shirt* but daddy, I wore this lacy bra just for you. Puh-lease?
Daddy: *grabs boobs and groans* oh god.
Me: *giggles and kisses him* you’re the best daddy. 

Third Wheeling

A/N: Set after Elimination Chamber 31/5/15!

Pairing: Dean Ambrose x Reader

Word Count: 507

Summary: You kick back with the boys after Elimination Chamber, and Roman notices how cute you and Dean really are.

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Caitlyn Jenner by Annie Leibovitz Debut’s her Vanity Fair Cover, July 2015

Vanity Fair unveiled its latest cover, introducing Caitlyn Jenner, clad in an ivory corset looking too gorgeous for words.

“It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in a stadium, it’s not about people walking down the street and everyone giving you, ‘atta boy, Bruce’ pat on the back,” Jenner says.

“This is about your life. Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day, he always had a secret… Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”

I couldn’t be happier to see Caitlyn free and in all her glory! She looks absolutely stunning ❤❤❤

since when is it okay to bully people, is it okay because they’re “famous”? to pick apart everything they do and act like it’s an affront to your existence. I need that no fun allowed picture rn because it pertains very heavily to this Markiplier thing. Why was his video where he put makeup on his face while playing a game not trans-misogynistic but when he replies to someone calling him ugly it suddenly is? of course he’s ugly in those pictures, not because he’s a man wearing makeup but because the makeup is badly done like???? honestly ya’ll make shit up to be fucking bullies and feel like wow you’ve done something good today, you’ve ripped someone, who works his ass off to provide you with great content, to shreds. and now you can pat yourselves on the back and say you’ve stood up for trans people.. no fun allowed 

Also like when people screencap racist facebook shit like….do you want a pat on the back for say something/recognizing its racist? Do y'all even do anything without wanting a pat on the back? Its annoying! And also like its upsetting to see that!! So why are you posting upsetting racist stuff that people that you are friends with on facebook post if you’re not going to be constructive??? Idk i dont like it

animesister asked:

How does Satsuki react to Aikuro when he's flirting "cough" harassing "cough" Ryuko?

Art response~

Satsuki doesn’t really react..? She just stares.

The atmosphere suddenly feels quite…chilly.

Aikuro inadvertently makes eye contact with her.

He coughs a bit, fondly pats Ryuko on the head and gets back on topic. 

Satsuki and Aikuro are working together to research Life Fibers. So she actually talks to him more often than Ryuko does.

But he still tags Ryuko in some surprise pink-glowing selfies every now and then…

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