scorpion save


Last September 6th marked 22 years since Colombian goalkeeper René Higuita executed his famous scorpion kick save against England, in a friendly match played at Wembley in 1995 (x)

England’s Jamie Redknapp had taken a shot from distance, but, with the referee having already stopped play, the then-Atlético Nacional goalkeeper jumped in the air, and cleared the ball with his feet arched above his head.

“El Loco” has said that he is not angry that the famous save is what he will be remembered for, having been inspired to perform the acrobatic kick by watching children playing football in the street. “Human beings are always remembered for their great work, and that was what it was,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “Children have always been my inspiration. I always saw them in the street or in a park trying out bicycle kicks, and I told them it would be good to do it in reverse” (x)

Precisely, his nickname, “El Loco” (The Madman), is derived from his high-risk ‘sweeper-keeper’ playing style and his flair for the dramatic. This style, which was first shown to a global audience during the 1990 FIFA World Cup, was pioneering in influencing goalkeepers to take more responsibility for situations further from the goal (x)


Ensign Nathan said that he felt there was a variable within me that makes me not as logical as I think I am. I’m not sure I agree but have noticed that some of my decision making isn’t the same as it used to be. I’m trying to determine what’s causing the shift.

How to Write a Scorpion Episode

Your ultimate guide to writing your very own episode of the hit CBS high-octane drama Scorpion, by @sheisagenius and I! 

1) Pick an EoC (Element of Conflict) 
The driving issue of your plot/case for Team Scorpion to solve. This could be a super weapon (preferably nuclear), a deadly virus/disease, trapping someone somewhere, software hacking/bugs, etc. 

2) Pick a Location 
Bonus points if it’s abroad, EXTRA points if you make the place up.

3) Pick a Ship
It can NEVER be both Waige and Quintis in the same episode. One or the other.

4) Pick an Underlying Theme
This could be, for example, Toby’s gambling, Paige’s education, Happy opening up to people - THEN beat people over the head with the message throughout the episode. Make sure you have both an opening scene and an end scene that relate directly to this message, as well as some lines during the case. 

Do not feel the need to bring it up ever again in any other future episode. 

5) Wrap it Up in a Bow 
Create an extremely convenient resolution. Don’t be afraid to make it convenient almost the point of implausibility. Also, no need to have any consequences for any actions, it’ll all be fine. Resolve your underlying issue as it relates to the theme. 

Choose 1 relatively obscure song that has nothing to do with the episode at all and play it at the end. 

**IMPORTANT - Always use the same structure of: 
- opening scene (theme/ship) 
- case 
- case
- case
- mention of theme somehow
- case
- Team Scorpion saves the day
- Garage end scene (theme/ship resolution)

* Character catchphrases
* One (or more) character facing imminent death - and somehow miraculously escaping
* Ralph (for like 2 seconds)
* Coffee
* Ridiculously over the top stunts
* Terrible green screen graphics 
* Maybe Ferret Bueller, if you’re feeling adventurous 


icecreamkittylove  asked:

Hey Raph, when your vision just went cray cray, and Splinter told you that you think that your fear is gone but it came back and stuff, what about Mona Lisa? Mona wasn't your fear, she's your girlfriend! How can she be your fear? Well, ever since she got stabbed by Lord Dregg's scorpion, and you saved her, were you worried about her ever since and were so protective of her and destined to save her life?

I’m not scared of Mona, I am scared about losing her.

anonymous asked:

Small summary of the journeys Christine and Erik take in POTO?? (emotional and spiritual, not so much physical)

(Ahhh sorry I nearly forgot about this!)

Let’s begin with Christine. She starts out as naive, shy and trusting. She is also very kind, gentle and compassionate - these are all attributes that she keeps throughout the story; in fact, they even grow stronger, as does her strength and courage.

One feature that really defines her character is the grief over her dead father. Combined with her faith and her liking for fairy tales, this makes her easy prey for Erik’s schemes. Christine is not stupid, but she tends to cling to childhood rather than face reality, which is a form of self-defense that many readers can probably relate to.

Over the course of the story, she learns to stand up for herself, lets go of her past and grows up. She also becomes the true hero of the tale in the end, because her willingness to exchange her life/happiness for the others and her compassion towards Erik saves them all - her, Raoul, the Daroga and even Erik himself.

Erik undergoes two major changes: One when he begins to show interest in Christine (which is never really shown in Leroux, but it is a very important shift in his nature) and one when he lets Christine go.

We can assume that when Erik initially starts training Christine, he does so because he wants to possess her voice; likely, the person this voice belongs to do not interest him at first.

But the similarities between their fates - they are both lonely orphans with a shared love and gift for music - probably makes him feel sympathetic towards her. Since he plays the part of the benevolent and strict protector, listening to her worries is a part of keeping up the angelic facade, but eventually he becomes genuinely invested in her life.

One part of her that he admires and adores is her purity, her innate goodness and innocence - a thing he either lost early or never had. He places her on a pedestal, makes her the symbol of his wish for normality, for redemption. She becomes his angel as he has become hers, and he hopes to be saved by her (which he eventually is, though not in the way he expected). The line “lead me, save me from my solitude” from the ALW musical comes to mind here.

This desperate wish, combined with the possessiveness that has extended from her voice onto her entire person, is what leads him onto the dark, deranged path of abduction, threats and murder. The darker his life gets, the more he wishes to be saved; the more he wishes to be saved; the more he wishes to be saved, the more he wants her; and the more he wants her, the darker his life grows. He does not understand what truly loving someone means until her lets her go, and the realisation is as beautiful to him as it is fatal.

Christine does save Erik in the end. She chooses the scorpion to save Raoul, the Daroga and the Opera house, but she also wants to save him - this man whom she cannot hate, despite of what he’s done, who inspires terror and pity inside her all at once. And she also cannot forget that he once listened to her grief and brought music back into her life. She sees him for what he is - a lonely, broken human being who is beyond all hope.

So when she lets herself be kissed by him and kisses him in return, she does save him, because she treats him not as a monster, angel or ghost but as a man - which is all her ever wanted. And he dies happily knowing that she did so.

Favorite character of the week?

That random metalbending guard who grabbed Zaheer’s arms and yanked him off that platform like a BAWSE. I think I’m going to call him Scorpion because he was all “GET OVER ZAHEER." 

Also, note Kuvira covering him because Ghazan tried to take Scorpion out. BACKGROUND BITS TO A BATTLE THAT YOU WILL NEVER CATCH ON YOUR FIRST VIEWING.