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Yuzuru Hanyu appreciating his training partner Javier Fernandez

“When I feel nervous, he (Javier) [is] usually talking about something funny. So, I think I owe what I won to him” (Yuzuru Hanyu 2017)

Oh, he’s no stranger, we’ve met before, once upon a dream.

goodbye, forever, i literally can’t believe this happened,,,,

Now that the 3rd anime season is over, I wanna talk about hands down, one of the best moments I’ve ever seen in any freakin sports manga/anime, I can’t even begin to explain how MUCH PRESSURE AND DESPERATION YOU CAN FEEL FROM THESE PANELS (which by the way were AMAZINGLY translated into animation, bless IG) and the symbolism is so in point I can’t help but swoon all over Furudate… what an amazing writer they are.

Shiratorizawa is a mad strong team and its foundation relies on the ace as a core, it doesn’t make the team less important, but it’s a dynamic centered around making Ushijima shine the most, which is of course totally valid and it’s the way they have been renowed as a powerhouse: to put it simple it freakin works; thus Ushijima is a force of nature that our team has to surpass (I could make a whole essay on why Karasuno winning isn’t an asspull as some people like to say but that’s for another day).

Then, what struck me most from this particular despiction of the last rally from Furudate is how neither Nishinoya nor Kageyama are there.

You can argument that Noya is on the sidelines right now, but I think it’s way more than that, because if that were the case Kageyama would be up there as well. Why this choice from Furudate? well I think it’s got to do with the narrative of the match, quoting Kei “the only one in Karasuno who can fight on equal terms with Ushijima is Nishinoya”, then we have Kageyama, whose performance earned commentary even from Oikawa. Ukai points out how Nishinoya and Kageyama are playing like always, not letting the pressure get into them “business as usual” you can’t expect less from them. So it only makes sense that they aren’t in the above panels, they are geniuses and stand on the same ground as Ushijima when it comes to talent, both as the setter and libero that they are. This battle though? the players have tried everything, they’ve blocked Ushijima, they narrowed his spike well enough that even Hinata could receive it, they set a freakin TRAP and the man still managed to surpass it!!! but not yet, not yet, they can’t give up yet…this last battle is mainly for the rest of the team, the regular players, the non geniuses, the Normal guys, it’s up to them to overcome their own limits together to have the slightest chance to surpass Ushijima’s overwhelming power. It all brings us to one fact from this match: Karasuno sure as hell can’t surpass Shiratorizawa with Kageyama and Nishinoya’s talent alone.

At the end talent wasn’t what brought Karasuno to victory, it was sweat, pain, game pressure, and an admirable will to prevail from the people despicted in this mental battle against Ushijima. I’m gonna say I’m damn proud of Furudate for not making Karasuno’s victory rely on Hinata finally becoming the little giant (heck he even left the minus tempo attack for the regular 1st tempo with everyone on the last play), nor Shiratorizawa faltering, no, Ushijima stood until the very end as the best player in that match, but it was Karasuno who became the best team in that moment, and all thanks to our regular players taking flight…isn’t that beautiful?

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this sounds so wrong out of context…
MC was just sore from riding Shingen’s horse. XD

coming from an equestrian, it honestly is soooo awkward hearing your trainer try to explain how to move with the horse. if you don’t align your movements with the horse (loosening your back and rocking your hips) you become an unbalanced and uncomfortable mess atop your horse. to keep from gripping, leaning, and bouncing on the horse, it’s required to have a good seat and to learn how to have a good seat, you have to listen to and apply these awkward instructions from your trainer lol.

Yuri on Ice has captivated me from the start and now I am even more just… I AM ALL IN FOR THIS ANIME LIKE…

Originally posted by nikiphorov


Best. Sports. Anime. Gay. Canon. EVER.


First Look: The 2018 Ford Mustang

Today, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever.

  • Sleeker design: New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end design that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics.
  • More advanced technology: New Mustang technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel.
  • Improved Performance: Powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission give Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not.

On sale in North America in fall of 2017.