A reminder that we support the most amazing boys and have helped them go down in music history. Exo couldn’t have done without us, and we couldn’t have done it without Exo. Please feel free to add more if needed!
#4 Pairs | Qing PANG and Jian TONG - The Impossible Dream, 2010 Vancouver FS
I’m not a huge fan of pairs (I hate the death spiral so much for no reason, and for pairs it’s relatively tame). Even though I admit I have not seen a lot, I just know this is one of the best ones out there. Amazing program, inspired performance: truly an olympic moment.
#3 Men | Yuzuru HANYU - Romeo and Juliet, 2012 Worlds FS
This is not his best. Numerous records and medals since this performance proved that. But I still go back to this. He was Romeo, skating to a beautifully choreographed program. Even the fall was timed perfectly to a drop in the music; it’s almost annoying. I know I am an ordinary fan whose opinions hardly matter; so if you would not take my word for it, just consider the fact that this is considered a signature performance even if he had improved leaps and bounds since this debut.
#2 Ice Dance | Tessa VIRTUE and Scott MOIR - Symphony No. 5, 2010 Vancouver FD
Breathtaking is the first word that came to my mind when I first saw this performance. I rewatch it often and every time leaves me feeling the same way. Just go watch it if you haven’t yet, because my words cannot do it justice at all.
#1 Ladies | Mao ASADA - Piano Concerto No. 2, 2014 Sochi FS
It was a beautiful program and I could go on and talk about what makes it objectively great. But I loved this program without knowing any of those technicalities. To put it simply, this performance made me want to follow this sport for real. Seeing it once was enough to convince me to get invested in the journey of Mao Asada; and eventually, other skaters. You won’t be reading an FS post from my FS sideblog if not for Mao, so thank (or blame) her for that.
TL; DR this is all about me and my feelings. more program recommendations here [x]
If you could pick one Narry moment from each year the band has been together, what ones would you choose?
To which, I said:
Hi Non-Non! I have a bit of a problem…limiting myself when it comes to choosing Narry moments. (I tried to do a ‘Top 10’ one time and it turned into ‘Top 100+ and counting’.) Soo can I bargain for like…just favourite moments? I can work with max five from each year? :)
No, I’m really not even kidding or exaggerating when I say it’s next to impossible for me to choose between Narry moments. It’s SO HARD. It’s like, every time I think I’ve got it all figured out I think of something else and then I have rearrange everything. SO, without further ado (and before I can change my mind for the millionth time), here we go:
- Narry Mullingar trip, and how they went from innocent little monkeys:
to [seemingly] naked…monkeys:
- Protective!Niall comforting Harry:
- Proud!Niall hugging bashful!Harry:
- Domestic!Narry doing laundry together:
- Niall wants to hold Harry’s hand:
- Harry can’t help himself:
- Harry says Niall looks like a furby:
(and then again in 2012!)
- “Ariiii babes”:
- The day Harry Styles made Narrie hearts melt all over the world:
- Who’s the best kisser? “Niall!”
- Narry making kissy faces:
- Niall stroking Harry’s cheek:
- Flying Start; Clingy!Niall:
- Pt. 2 (because I honest to goodness couldn’t choose and this is one of the moments that had me):
- Narry talking about the time Harry got the Irish pummeled into him:
- “You have the best face.”
- “I’m in love with you, and all Niall’s little things.”
(Narry getting off the boat together; Niall wearing Harry’s shoes and carrying his own…)
talk at me about goalies. goalies are special creatures. talk to me about your favourite super weird goalie.
i need you to know that when i got this, i texted it to my friend with the addition “THIS IS MY MOMENT”, so like. i got this. this is the only important question i will ever answer.
LET’S TALK ABOUT GOALIES. i’m just gonna share some of my favourite weirdo goalie stories/videos. some of them are unbelievable. some of them are just plain hilarious. some of them are GREAT.
noora raty, best goalie in the world bar none (yes, better than price), in the 2012-2013 season with the minnesota golden gophers, went 41-0-0 in the season, with 17 shutouts, a 0.96 GAA, and a .956 save percentage. she allowed 36 goals in 41 games. that is INSANE
charline labonte, starting goalie for the montreal stars, came out as gay just after the olympics, and she got to march in the opening ceremony with her girlfriend, which is super incredible and makes my heart happy
one time, carey price wore this mask one hundred percent seriously. insert joke about fava beans and a nice chianti at your discretion.
one time ron hextall gave an interview after losing the stanley cup but winning the conn smythe butt ass naked
notable stats hope has and awards hope has won/been nominated for:
as a pro soccer player;
five-time golden glove winner, including back to back awards. 2 olympic golds (3 including a retroactive medal as a 2004 alt), 1 world cup (+ 1 wwc silver medal & 1 wwc bronze medal), 1 bronze ball award, iffhs world’s women best goalkeeper 2012/2013/ 2014/2015, fifa fifpro world xi 2015/2016, 7 algarve cup titles, 3 four nations titles, 2 concacaf titles, us soccer female athlete of the year 2009, 2 wwc all star team nods (2011/2015), concacaf women’s gk of the year 2015, the records for most career wins, gk caps, shutouts, and world cup shutouts, longest undefeated streak, most consecutive minutes played, the domestic (us) record for most wins in a season. 2009 wps goalkeeper of the year. ‘do something’ award winner athlete category 2012, pheonix mercury woman of inspiration award 2012, hall of fame ‘she’s got game’ award 2012, sports spectacular female athlete of the year 2013. made the 10-person shortlist for fifa world player of the year 2015. was in top5 for shutouts in the 2016 nwsl season despite playing an incomplete season (whilst injured).
as a college player;
the top goalkeeper in pac-10, four-time all-pac-10 selection, an nscaa all american as a sophomore, junior, and senior (also an honourary academic all american), pac-10 player of the year as a sophomore (the first gk to ever win the award), nominated for the hermann trophy as a senior and was the only gk on the list, a finalist for the 2001 missouri athletic club collegiate soccer player of the year, finalist for the seattle post-intelligencer sports star of the year award, huskies’ rookie of the year ‘99, second-team all-american and first-team all-west region pick. uw’s all-time leader in shutouts, saves, and goals against average, owns the school record for career shutouts.
won the nordic cup with the u21 national team. recorded a shutout on her first full cap with the uswnt aged 18 years old.
during high school;
a two-time parade high school all american (also an academic all american), listed among the finest prep players in 1997 and 1998, 109 career goals as striker in high school, established a new conference single-season record with 38 goals as a senior, was the starting gk for the u16 and u18 national teams ‘96-’99.