the good sport

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I’ve seen footballers give opposition fans the finger and they might get a fine but they don’t get boo’ed for it. I think that the fact that this was some kind of cultural expression that some people found confronting that was the issue and this is the thing that has mystified me about it all week. Theres been people talking about “Why are people booing Adam Goode’s”? like theres a mystery about it but there’s no mystery about it at all. It’s not as simple as it being about race, it’s about something else it’s about Australia being a generally tolerant society until minorities demonstrate they don’t know there place and at that moment the minute someone in minority position act as though they are not a mere supplicant then we lose our minds and we say “no no no you got to get back in your box”. And that’s why Adam Goodes ruffles feathers. It’s not because he is controversial it’s because he is a provocateur. It’s because he actually says “I’m going to say something and i’m going to do it at a time and place in which the the cover of Australian society doesn’t cope with it very well”. We saw all this when Michael Long took a stand in 1995, and when he took that stand there was an enormous backlash particularly on Talkback radio saying he was somehow victimizing white kids by complaining about racial vilification. On the field Mel Brown said he’d created a weakness in his armour that was going to be exploited. He promptly came out the next week and got 45 touched against the Brisbane Bears. We have seen this before. What happens is the minute an Indigenous man stands up and is something other than compliant that it is them who is creating division and destroying out culture and that is ultimately what we boo. We boo our discomfort

-Waleed Aly on Adam Goodes

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
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“With Yuzu, we are everything, we are friends, we are teammates, at some point we have to be rivals. It’s like having a wife, your wife is your friend, your wife is everything but it depends on the time.”
↳ Happy Birthday to the sweet @lasmalaguenas ♡

College!AU in which Dean and Cas play for rival baseball teams

bonus:

Oikawa is quite honestly one of the saddest characters in Haikyuu and you can fucking fight me on this alright, This boy tried SO HARD, he literally worked his knee into a brace, he was on the edge of collapsing, he didn’t go to fucking sleep, and he was so so smart, he was so good at being a setter, he could have won he was always on the brink of winning and still he didn’t get to go to Nationals, not even once.

I will always love One Direction. But, I wish media would let it rest for now. I remember everywhere Niall went after “This Town” came out, it seemed like the song, and embarking on a solo career, took a back burner to questions about the band returning. 

Today, asking if they’ve spoken to each other is one thing, but playing a lengthy 1D montage while one is on a program to promote a solo album is just…unnecessary.

They’re not going on shows and giving interviews to talk about 1D. Leave the past in the past for a bit. Give them all time and the opportunity they deserve, to establish themselves as solo artists, without harping on about what was. Start the 1D talk again when the ten year reunion is imminent.

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FLIPPING THE SCRIPT

A refreshing switch where it’s the girl caught in the awkward position of getting an eyeful of パンツ ; except he’s not shrieking “pervert” and involuntarily smacking her for it.;3