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What each zodiac reminds me of:

Aries: random sparks of energy, doodling at night, warm coffee, martial arts, meaningful hugs.

Taurus: laughing so bad you can’t breathe, sentimental conversations, pumpkin muffins, music played loud, family reunions.

Gemini: Wikipedia searches, cute faces, extravagant places, house parties, understanding smiles.

Cancer: pancakes, shy appearance, libraries, fantasy books, seashells with pearls

Leo: fashion walks, old memories, stability, black and white photographs, genuine expressions.

Virgo: newly bought books, home interiors, accepting yourself, strange calming songs, owls and trees.

Libra: marmalade, yellow sunrises, free horses, kind gestures, freshly painted walls.

Scorpio: sitting beside a window at night, passionate and intense conversations, surprise gifts, gentle cuddles, smirking.

Sagittarius: hiking, curiosity, rock/alternative music, sculptures, history textbooks.

Capricorn: writing a journal, family dinners, watching your favourite series, silent communication, flowery fields.

Aquarius: clouds on a nice day, sparkling eyes, goofy jokes, debates, extreme sports/skydiving.

Pisces: group projects, foreign languages, humanitarian works, poetry, when your pet(s) sleep beside you.

A Partial Guide To Legendary Sites...

Legendary sites, similar to magical locations, are areas with special properties or effects from which a character might gain a significant benefit.

Magical locations are areas that have been crafted by mighty magic or imbued with ancient power. 

They are hard to find and harder to use, and confer their powers but rarely. 

Legendary sites, in contrast, are places where great works have been wrought and where seemingly impossible deeds have occurred. 

These locations have a lesser kind of power. 

A site such as a sandy beach where an explorer stepped for the first time, or a plaza where a long-fallen marvel once towered, pulses with its own renown, if not with true magic. 

The stories that inspire these places and make them famous lend them reputations that can be shared by those who brush with such a site’s notoriety. 

Characters who visit these sites of historical import, incredible acts, mystery, and great danger come away changed, not just in the eyes of the public but in their own hearts as well…

Such legendary sites need not be unique. 

Their inspirational effects might develop wherever a spot becomes imbued with a momentous event or spectacular achievement.

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I know I probably shouldn’t, but i feel bad for Melania Trump. I have been wrestling with this feeling in silence for a long time. 

She…always looks tense and her eyes are always panicked. She was clearly an  model or escort who probably thought she had landed a permanent meal ticket– to be endured and then left when appropriate. As a sex worker, I know that, i get it, i see it I’ve had it dangled in front of me. But as we all know, Trump is an incredibly controlling and violent man who micromanaged and raped his former wives.  I don’t know that Melania could escape him even if she wanted to. She avoids when he touches her in certain ways, and never looks happy when he kisses her. she looks incredibly nervous when she talks about him and goes stiff if he physically corners her. If they were a completely regular couple on the street, and i saw that body language, I would genuinely be worried about her safety. 

Not a lot of people know a lot about the modeling industry in eastern europe, but a lot of young women use it the way black people from the hood use rap and sports and group funding a single individual’s college education: as a way to escape and elevate themselves economically from an economy that sometimes provides so little options that a Hail Mary chance is worth the shot. When I heard where she was from and heard that she was a model, everything about her clicked into place. (x)(x)(x)

Melania is from slovenia– a small town in slovenia filled with mass graves from WWII. She came here and was working under trump in extremely dubious circumstances. She is uneducated and has extreme difficulty with english- but is in a country for which that is the dominant language. It would not even slightly surprise me if her narrative was that she left her small town, got a modeling job,  started working in america without a visa or anything and was completely at the mercy of her employer, found herself in the HIGHLY unusual and incredibly coercive situation of being plucked from among her fellow models by said employer, and then has been on a rollercoaster going at 190mph ever since. 

None of this is excluding or removing blame of her being complicit in her husband’s empire.And I am not prioritizing her, as an incredibly wealthy woman, over the millions of people trump has hurt and or will hurt….

Its just, every time I see her flinch away from him or i see panic in her eyes, I wonder, for a moment, if she is someone who Trump is hurting too. 

Bandit, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje (5 m/o), AKC Meet The Breeds 2017, New York, NY • “When you say, ‘I have a Nederlandse Kooikerhondje’, they say, 'Do you take medicine for that?’ They’re new to the sporting group this year. They were bred to walk down the side of Dutch canals and ponds and have birds follow them, like a Toller. Their tails are attention getters. The decoyman leaves food for the birds, the dog shows up, and the birds associate the dog with food. The dog then lures the ducks into a net trap, where they’re brought to market for food. It’s a 700-year-old trick. There are still four traps being used in Holland, though they now just band the birds for flight research.”

Hearing Privilege

So this week in a Deaf studies course, we got to go over the term “hearing privilege”, and what constitutes that. Needless to say, I was very excited to finally discuss this. However, most of the students (hearing) seemed to dismiss it, not realizing how crucial a role this plays in many people’s lives. 

These are NOT my words. I would like to make that abundantly clear. 

Hearing privilege is…

-conversing with friends in public without being stared at. 

-never being asked to justify or defend your existence as a hearing person.

-making mistakes without being considered a representative of the entire hearing population.

-having opportunities over Deaf people, such as: teaching positions, job promotions, presenting at conferences, and committees. 

-teaching ASL or working in jobs requiring ASL fluency without providing evidence of ASL skills. 

-being able to interpret in certain states without certification.

-being able to jump in and out of “the fight”. You don’t need to live it everyday if you don’t want to. 

-means that many Deaf people will make you feel that you are okay, even if they don’t think you are doing the right thing, because they are not comfortable challenging you as a hearing person. 

-means that you are never pitied for who you are. Hearing privilege is not having someone apologize to you when they discover your hearing status. 

-being able to call businesses and agencies without worrying that they will hang up on you. 

-turning on the television and expecting to access anything that’s showing. Being able to go to any movie theatre, anytime and enjoy a show. It is to know that you can enjoy the arts anywhere, anytime. 

-going through the drive-thru to order your food. 

-going to the emergency room and expecting to get service immediately; all nurses and doctors can communicate in your language. In an emergency, all police, firefighters, and EMT personnel speak your language. 

-taking any classes, anywhere - as well as workshops - and expecting to access the information. You can expect that you will be allowed to take the classes. 

-building a strong resume because you have had access to those opportunities.

-being able to change jobs and stay within the same city or state. 

-beiing allowed to opt out of signing if you so choose.

-being able to choose a religion based on your spiritual beliefs instead of which ones provide services in ASL. 

-having the option to serve your country if you so choose.

-means that you are not subject to repeated and painful medical probing (ears, brain, throat). Hearing privilege is never being pressured to have surgery to “repair” something that is very much a part of your identity. 

-being able to make mistakes in written English without people assuming you are not capable of proper English. 

-sitting in any room and feeling comfortable with how it is set up. Cars, trains, planes are all designed to fit your aural and spatial preferences. 

-knowing that when you go to court, you can expect a jury of your peers. It means knowing that you will not be denied the opportunity to serve jury duty because of your hearing status. 

-being able to struggle with a task without someone stepping in to take over, assuming that you cannot do it due to your hearing status. 

-expecting to access speakers anywhere (airports, ballgames, auditoriums, trains, etc.). 

-expecting to find support groups, sports groups where my language is used, even in small towns. 

-representing yourself. Knowing that your exact choice of words are used. You do not have to wait for an interpreter. You do not have to wonder if the interpreter is skilled or qualified. 

-being able to expect to have direct conversations with teachers, with supervisors, with board members anywhere. 

-showing up at your city council, senator’s office, congressperson’s, governor’s, or president’s office anytime and being able to have a direct conversation in your language. 

-not fearing for your life and safety when you see a police officer. 


Now, I understand that some of these are applicable to hearing people (such as the last one, with all the discrimination out there). However, ignorance is never an excuse for abusing your hearing privilege, regardless of whether you realize you are doing it or not. Again, ignorance is never an excuse. If you realize that you abused it, offended someone, etc., do you know what you do? You apologize, and ask for that person to point out if you mess up so that you can learn from your mistakes. 

A Guide To VAV

VAV – Very Awesome Voice

Soooo since there were some people who did like my idea of making a guide like this I thought ‘cool let’s do it!‘
I hope this can help people finde out about them and maybe motivate some of you do give them a listen and some love!

Ok so first some general facts;

They had their debut in 2015 (still noobs) with 6 members and are under AQ Entertainment, which is now A-Team Entertainment. I’d like to point out here, that this company provides ENGLISH SUBTITLES for us (!!!!) which is pretty damn awesome.The group underwent (is that a word) a couple of lineup changes which I will explain further when I come to the members individually.
A Fun fact: they sometimes have exceptionally loud MALE fanchants which is hilarious to me.

Fanclub: Vampz (debut concept was vampires. Yeeeh.)

We’ll get to the number one most important part now

THE MEMBERS (in order of age)

1.       St. Van – The Leader

Originally posted by 1vav

  • Real Name: Lee Geumhyuk
  • 91 liner
  • Main vocal (POWER vocal) / Leader
  • A father
  • Probably speaks better Chinese than Jacob
  • Loves Jacob; votes Jacob by default
  • tries hard and gets dragged for it by the younger members
  • it was revealed that he likes to watch girl group dances (he said it’s because he needs to learn them to be able to show something at fanmeetings and such. Yeah sure bro me too.)
  • has that hella loud HAHAHA kinda laugh
  • roommates with Baron
  • embarrassed. Generally.
  • Completely demolished ACE birthday cake with the help of ZeHan once
  • Likes cars
  • Has sleeve-like tattoo on his shoulder/upper arm

2.       Baron

Originally posted by yerikim

  • Real Name: Choi Chunghyeob
  • 92 liner
  • Vocal
  • Fake Maknae 0.1 // he’s very cute
  • Known for serenading a male fan with ‘I need a boy’
  • Super pretty // sweet voice // good dancer // funny –> Real idol material right here
  • Apparently has ‘apple hips’ which are ‘popular’ among the members. Whatever that may mean…
  • Likes photography and making films
  • Plays games first thing in the morning
  • Talkative
  • A sunshine // scammed the company into giving him an extra allowance of 1000won in a game and spend it to buy fruit for the members
  • there’s a 26 second long video of him brushing his teeth on A-Teams official youtube channel

3.       ACE

Originally posted by iloveziont

  • Real Name: Jang Wooyoung
  • 92 liner
  • Vocal
  • A Mom // currently raising Ayno and Jacob
  • Probably dating Ziu atm
  • asks members for reactions when he does things
  • Practices phonation /articulation in his sleep (super noisy, even people in nearby rooms can hear him)
  • Talks a lot
  • Wears sunglasses in the pool aka. will fight you in the pool while wearing sunglasses (swag is better than actually seeing your surroundings)
  • ‘I look thinner with my clothes on’ kinda person // he’s ripped
  • Really likes sport and working out
  • The groups elected MC
  • He always seems to know what he’s doing
  • Covered Winners ‘Fool’ and it’s amazing his vocals are super beautiful

4.       Ayno

Originally posted by 1vav

  • Real Name: Noh Yoonho
  •  96 liner
  • rapper
  • Participated in the survival show No.Mercy in which Monsta X was formed, but got eliminated in the final rounds
  • Joined the group as a new member early this year
  • Voted to be the cutest by VAV
  • Fake Maknae 0.2
  • Part time grill master (Roasts his members)
  • *Looks at the camera like he is on the office*
  • Skilled dancer
  • Writes his own rap
  • First reaction after seeing Jacob cry was to lie himself horizontal on his lap as a form of comfort or idk that’s the kinda friend he is
  • in charge of meme

5.       Jacob

Originally posted by fy-underratedgroups

  • Real Name: Zhang Peng
  • 96 liner
  • Sub-Rapper / sub-vocal
  • Chinese
  • Super introverted // worries his members cause they want to share his hard times but they feel like they can’t. What a family T-T
  • Manly manTM
  • Had a complete mental breakdown once with ugly sobbing and all after receiving a video letter from VAV
  • Voted himself visual of the group
  • Nickname ‘Cob’
  • Doesn’t talk ever
  • understands props half of what is said, but is always nodding along
  • Idk but I think he’s rich he always wears expensive looking clothes
  • In charge of abs and keeping a straight face at all times // has super cute smile actually
  • ‘I stream ‘Venus’ as soon as I get up in the morning’
  • Accidentally made out with ZeHan at pops in seoul

6.       Lou

Originally posted by armurx

  • Real Name: Kim Hosung
  • 96 liner
  • rapper
  • New member
  • Very confident
  • Super deep voice
  • Not having any of anyone’s shit (pls let ur members live)
  • Maybe a bit mean
  • Pretends to be manly
  • Wants to try acting (he is in fact an acting major)
  • Finds  lot of Joy in making fun of Ziu
  • Gets lots of affection in return that he absolutely really DOESN’T WANT
  • His most precious possession is the refrigerator
  • According to him his closest celebrity friend is James Bond
  • ‘which place would you like to visit where you have never been?’ ‘my house’

7.       Ziu

Originally posted by jang-peng

  • Real Name: Park Heejun
  • 97 liner
  • Vocal // I love his vocals byE
  • New member / joined together with Ayno and Lou
  • No homo? Yes homo. (no video goes by without him trying to kiss at least ONE of his members)
  • King of being fake touched and overreaction
  • Always gets exposed
  • Raids the dorm refrigerator at around 5/6AM
  • Eats while being asleep
  • Suffers a lot from the maknae position
  • Currently dating ACE probably
  • In fact roommates with ACE
  • Ended up being my bias somehow
  • a cheerful fella

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Former Members // Hiatus 

I will keep this short since the post is already long AS FUCK and while these members DO appear in many of their past videos, ‘advertising’ them here wouldn’t do much good since you’re not going to see them with the group from now on

Xiao

ZeHan

  • Lee Seungmin
  • Vocal
  • 94 liner
  • Left to pursue a career as an actor
  • Was my bias why must u do dis to me

GyeoUl

  • Jung Un
  • Vocal
  • 95 liner
  • Left to pursue a career as producer

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That was it so far, but I will put their MVs under a cut!

I also decided to put pictures of the former members under there too, since it would be good to be able to recognize them in the video, but I could only find really big pictures and I don’t want to make the post too big >.>

They also have a kind of reality show which is called What’S Up? VAV and it’s very fun so I defintely recomment watching it!! Here is a season 2 playlist

Thanks for making it until here and Please stan VAV

Originally posted by babywoon

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here are just some simple things to help with stressful times and take care of yourself.

PART ONE

take care of your body

skin care

find a routine and stick to it. ALWAYS WASH YOUR FACE AT NIGHT. remove your makeup, wash your face and moisturize. do a face mask twice a week. watch some videos on different products and try stuff to see what works for you.

try to eat as healthy as possible.

this doesn’t mean cut everything out except greens and other super foods. honestly, the easiest things is to just limit the amount of food you eat. find a balance that works and try to eat around the same time everyday and as hard as it seems try not to eat late at night.

eat breakfast

it’s the most important meal of the day and gets your metabolism going for the day ahead. try to have a full, balanced breakfast. include some sort of carbs. protein and fruit.

drink water

aim for 8 cups a day, but if that doesn’t work for you try for at least 5. it helps clears out toxins in your body. keeps you hydrated and healthy.

exercise

you don’t have to go to a gym, get a personal trainer or anything crazy like that (unless that’s what than you want than totally go for it) if you just hate working out start small. go on a walk, do some jumping jacks and push ups. or start doing sports. maybe get a group of friends together to play a round of soccer or kickball. just be active.

treat yourself

buy that dress you’ve been eyeing for weeks. go get your nails done. eat that slice of cake. it’s okay. you deserve it.

wash your clothes

seriously, take that pile of ‘not dirty but also not clean’ and clean them.

clean out your closet

if it’s too small, ugly, torn up, or you haven’t worn it in the past three months get rid of it. especially go through your underwear and sock drawers.

go outside and enjoy some sunlight

it’s easy to stay cooped up inside. but take your homework, laptop or phone and just sit in the sun instead of on the couch

get your beauty sleep

try getting between 7-8 hours of sleep

keep your living space tidy/organized

not exactly your body but it’s way less stressful and much more relaxing to be in a clean living space than a cluttered on.

shower related stuff;

use shaving cream; eos has really nice ones. or if you don’t have any use coconut oil or conditioner.

focus your shampoo on only your roots; it drys out the ends of your hair

focus conditioner on the ends of your hair (or to the top of your ears); it makes your hair greasier faster if you coat your roots in conditioner

always moisturize after you shower, especially if you shave; there’s in-the-shower moisturizers or just do it once you’ve dried off.

replace your razor every 2 months or so: or until it looks worn out and doesn’t feel smooth.

if you have curly hair put conditioner on the ends of your hair before you shampoo your hair to keep the ends from drying out.

exfoliate/scrub your legs after you shave and shave again to get all the dead skin ( you can mix brown sugar and honey or oil together for a homemade scrub)

use a washcloth instead of a loofah; it helps exfoliate your body leaving it smooth after your shower. use it up to two times before washing it.

dedicate one washcloth/towel for ONLY your face

change your sheets

you should change and wash your sheets every 2-4 weeks and your pillowcase once a week. it collects oils and bacteria and causes breakouts.

go out without makeup for a day

it’ll slowly help you become more comfortable in your own skin (NOT SAYING MAKEUP IS BAD I LOVE MAKEUP BUT YEA) and plus it gives your skin time to breath.

make your bed

it makes ya feel accomplished and looks really nice

make to-do lists

it’s so satisfying to check something off the list, plus it helps keep everything organized.

PART TWO

words of advice (i guess lol)

if you don’t like something about yourself ask yourself why? if it’s something you can easily fix and it’s beneficial to you than try to change it. but if it’s something that can’t be changed then find ways to work with it or use it to your advantage. no one is perfect. we just have to strive to be our best selves.

look at all the people in your life; your friends and family. look at how much they love you and want what’s best for you. and if you think there’s no one take another look.

take time and write down all the things you love about yourself. and no it’s not arrogant/selfish/prideful to do so. you have talents both big and small that deserve to be recognized.

stop comparing yourself to others. everyone has different talents. no one is the same. no one is perfect. they are fighting their own demons just like you.

be patient with yourself.

don’t expect everyone to like you and don’t try to make everyone like you. you’re going to stretch yourself more than you can take.

YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY AND DON’T LET ANYONE STOP YOU FROM ACHIEVING THAT.

set boundaries for yourself and stick to them.

“have courage and be kind.”

“embrace the glorious mess you are”

“nobody can make you happy until you are happy with yourself.”

don’t focus so much on the past. learn from it but don’t dwell on it. but also also, don’t look too far into the future. live in the moment. appreciate it.

do something every day that makes you happy.

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Champions League 2016/17 group stage

Group A :

PSG / Arsenal London / FC Basel /  Ludogorets

Group B :

Benfica / Napoli SSC / Dynamo Kiev /  Besiktas

Group C :

FC Barcelona / Manchester City / Borussia Mönchengladbach / Celtic 

Group D :

Bayern Munich / Atletico Madrid / PSV Eindhoven /  Rostov

Group E :

CSKA Moscow /  Bayer Leverkusen /  Tottenham / AS Monaco 

Group F :

Real Madrid / Borussia Dortmund / Sporting CP /  Legia Warsaw

Group G :

Leicester City / FC Porto / Club Brugge / Copenhagen

Group H : 

Juventus  / Sevilla CF / Olympique Lyon /  Dinamo Zagreb

Oh My Dollar Valentine

Pairing: Liam x Reader

Requested: No.

Tagging: @sincerelystiles (this was the imagine I was talking about on snapchat)

A/N: I love 13 Reasons Why and this whole idea is just faaaab.

Staring at him from across the classroom, you got those stupid feelings in your stomach again. His smirk, his innocent eyes, his hair, god damn his hair. You sighed in content and turned to your best friend who just rolled her eyes. “I don’t understand it,”

You gawked at her and mumbled words that were incoherent, “Puh-lease, Abbey, he is god.” She laughed loudly at you before turning to the person behind her and gathering a handful of pink forms. Your smile faltered as you realized what it was, the ‘Oh My Dollar Valentine’ checklist. “I did this last year,” She muttered more to herself.

“I got some guy named Isaac, turns out he transferred.” It was your turn to laugh at her, just as you were about to pass the sheets on without taking one, you caught the eye of the boy you were previously gawking at. He smiled your way, causing a blush to rise onto your cheeks.

You passed the sheets along but not before taking one and slipping it into the middle of your textbook. “Woah, you’re filling one out?” Abbey cheered, leaning over your shoulder and staring at the new questions. There was still five minutes until the class started, so you began the questionnaire. Circling the questions that were relevant to you, Abbey squealed behind you, staring over your shoulder.

“Which group of sports interests you most?” She hummed, before laughing and leaning closer to you, “Any that include Liam Dunbar shirtless.” You rolled your eyes at her before pushing her back to the chair. The teacher walked in, and you closed the book over the questionnaire but all you could think about through the whole class was who were your top five guys in the school?


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MBTI types and Hobbies

ISTJ: like going outside for a walk, hang out with friends, some sports (like go on skate or bike), photografy, or play instrument
ESTJ: go shopping, enjoy a trip in group (boat, hiking,…), visit museum, go lunch in ethnic resturant
ISFJ: play videogames, go in a pub with live music, try new activities that are being proposed (like some extreme sports)
ESFJ: jogging, cousine class, camping, partecipate group sports (volley, basket,..), re-watch favorite movie
INFJ: go concerts, swim, hiking in mountain or underwater, pc games, read information about culture or place they want to visit
ENFJ: yoga or meditation , creative activities like painting, having deep conversation with different point of view
INTJ: surf internet, solo sports, artistic pursuits(writing, draw), collect objects (from peluches to action figure), learn a language
ENTJ: role playing games, competitive games, strategy videogames, robotic and technology stuff
ISTP: listen to music, take long drive, group or solo sports, reading anything they can put their hands on, read comics
ESTP: sailing, athletic sports, drink with friends, skateboarding, parkour
ISFP: sing, draw wherever is possible, listen to music, go at park to take a breath, check for places to travel
ESFP: collect music vinil, bike, swim, combat sports, nature setting activities
INFP: read almost any kind of stories, create something, listen to music while running, dance
ENFP: write, surf, climb mountains, jigging, play instruments, photography
INTP: pc games, watch series or film, picnic surrounded by nature, writing comic or fiction
ENTP: paintball, martial arts, digital photografy, exploring city, videogames, travels with large group of friends

The placement of Mars gives us a lot information about how someone use his energy, how he is motivated, what type of leader he is in a group (work groups, sport teams …) and if we talk about sport what is his style of play, what type of player he is for the team.

Mars in Water Signs - The Glue

Mars in Cancer Lionel Messi, Zidane, Buffon, Marco Reus
Mars in Scorpio Schweinsteiger, Iniesta, Fernando Torres, Benzema 
Mars in Pisces David Beckham

If you want your team to be a real team, you’re gonna need some glue to make everyone play like one person. This is Mars in Water role.
While I was searching for example of this placement I was wondering why so many football legends have Mars in a Water Sign and I realized it’s because they are bringing the team together, they create cohesion and fluidity in the game. And because of that, they make the team better, greater.
Water molds itself to the shape of the recipient it is poured into so anyone with such placement will take the shape of the team, they will become the team (in both it’s qualities and weaknesses).

They are emotional leader and act through their intuition. They feel the game and they play with their feelings. It’s a delight to watch them play. Words like ‘artist’ or ‘magician’ are often use to describe them because they have the capacity to make those who watch them “feel”, every movements they make is fluid and natural (even when it’s very technical and difficult).

Like any other person, they want to win, but the #1 motivation is to connect (emotionally) with their teammates, through victory and defeat, through high and low. That is where they find the energy to win. Not through competition like Fire Mars but through the team’s emotions. This can sometimes play against them if they can’t emotionally connect with their teammates, they are gonna be without energy, without determination. Useless on the pitch.

Because their emotions dictate their games, they can be very sore loser. They encapsulate what the team is feeling and all their emotions are x11. It can be too much for them to handle, they may crack under pressure as they react solely based on their emotions. For example, Zidane is mostly calm but he got many red cards in his career due to his lack of control of his emotions in tense games. Or Messi quitting his national team after losing another final, sure he is a known sore loser but he felt the disappointment of the entire team and of the nation, not just his own, and it was too much for him in the moment.