this partnership is very important to me

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Sui/Han at a Team VISA 2018 Winter Olympics signing ceremony, 4/25

Photos by @藻藻AlgaeZzz. Video clips by @新浪冰雪.

Part 1 - Wenjing & Cong thank the audience for supporting them

Part 2 - Playing a clip about Sui/Han’s career, injury, and World title

Part 3

Q: Who is the “teacher” in their partnership? Wenjing says they are a team and they are the same, they both learn and work hard to improve themselves. Though she was stuck in the hospital for a few months, Han Cong continued to train and run ahead. After she came back she thought, oh, he’s way ahead of me now, and then she had to run extra hard to catch up. In pairs skating, both partners have to reach the same level, and scores are given based on the weakest element. It’s very important to get both partners to the same level so they train and learn everything together - though she might still be the slightly weaker partner right now. Cong says pretty much the same thing.

Q: Have they ever bought/received gifts for/from each other when something momentous happened? Wenjing: Yes, but she doesn’t remember right now (everyone laughs). At an event this season she saw a ukelele and thought it was really pretty, then Cong bought one for her. She doesn’t even really like it, she just thought it was pretty, so this gift sticks out in her memory.

Q: Has Han Cong ever given a gift that he put a lot of thought/emotion into? Cong: Not really. One time they were competing at (2015) 4CC in Korea (Interviewer: “I bet this was the 4CC you won.”) Actually, they placed 4th that time (everyone laughs). One of their spins was invalidated and they felt very disappointed, so they went out and bought matching bags. It encouraged them and gave them the feeling that they would do better at Worlds that season. VISA cards support them everywhere in the world (everyone laughs).

Part 4

Sui/Han talk about staying in Helsinki for 2 days after Worlds to meet the presidents of China and Finland. They were very honored by the experience.

Q: What have they been doing lately? Wenjing: They just came back from Canada the day before, where they were getting new choreography and preparing for the new season.

Q: What is their new music? Wenjing: They have picked out new music but it’s a secret for now.

Q: Is the music more Western or Chinese? Wenjing: It’s a secret.

Q: Why did they choose “Bridge Over Troubled Water”? Wenjing: Last year they made a very big decision (to get surgery). Since 2012 the ligaments in her feet have been broken and some of the bone was also shattered. She has been bearing it for years because she loves skating and really wants to continue, even though it hurts. Before the surgery she was really struggling and their results were not very good. But because they had these results, they are standing here today.

Q: How did Han Cong feel while waiting for Wenjing’s surgery to end? Cong: The surgery wasn’t supposed to last very long, but it ended up 2-3 hours longer than expected. He was waiting there along with Wenjing’s mother and all the Team China leaders. When they pushed Wenjing out her face was white and she was smiling, “It’s finally over, I could hear them grinding my bones.” Wenjing: Before they gave her more anesthetics she could “taste” the saw grinding at her bones, there was a burning taste. It was pretty scary, she was crying nonstop the first hour, laughing deliriously the second, and she can’t remember the third hour so she probably fell asleep.

Part 5

Wenjing says she doesn’t understand money very well, she just swipes her credit card and leaves the bills to her mom (everyone laughs).

Asked to say something to their partner: Wenjing is thankful for meeting Han Cong on her figure skating journey. When she was little and didn’t really understand the world, he was like a locomotive pulling her ahead. Though she now has her own goals and knows what she needs to do, there are still times she’s uncertain, and during those times he is like a lamp shining on her and helping her go in a better direction. She thanks him for staying by her side all these years, no matter what they went through, they walked through pain and hardships together. This year is their 10th year of partnership, when she was in Canada she sent out a weibo message about it. This is their first 10 years and they received their first present, their first World title. In their next 10 years she hopes they will achieve even better results.

Cong: Wenjing in his heart is an incredibly strong, determined girl. She’s more amazing than all other girls. In these 10 years, especially the previous year, she suffered such a serious injury, went through the torture of surgery and rehab. Compared to others she had very little time to train, but in this time she was able to regain a level that allowed them to win the World Championships. She has given far more effort than him, suffered through far more pain than him. He hopes the future will hold no more pain for her, and in order to win more titles, they will continue to work hard together.

Yellow (Peggy x Fem!Reader)

Hello lovely people! My name is Angelina and this is my first imagine for Hamilton! I’ve been wanting to start a Hamilton blog for a long time but I’ve never worked up the courage. I have another writing blog for girl meets world, but since it ended I figured I should start this. I’m really nervous, but I hope you guys enjoy this! Please, please, PLEASE give me feedback. I would love to know your thoughts and any criticisms you may have. So, without any further ado, here is a cringe-worthy Peggy x Fem!Reader imagine :) (I know this sucks, but honestly I’m just trying to get a feel for writing for this new set of characters) 

(Y/E/C)= your eye color

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Prompts used: 

5) You’re cute when you’re jealous.

83) Are you drunk right now?

155) Do I look okay? I don’t normally wear things like this.

Warnings: alcohol/ getting drunk, cursing

Summary: Peggy slowly starts to realize that she loves Y/N, but will jealousy and one too many shots ruin her chances?

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Originally posted by elo-art

Peggy’s POV

“Open up please! It’s freezing and your food is almost as cold as I am!” I hear her voice from the other side of the door to my New York apartment. I rush to open the heavy wood door and immediately drag her inside.

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I was tagged by islandfeuer to play the self-disclosure game. Play along if you like. 

Name: Michael.

Nicknames: My name is sometimes shortened to “Mike.” My adult children (and some of their friends) call me “Padre.”

Zodiac Sign: Libra. Because of course one twelfth of the population born under the sign of Libra all have keen intellects, are peaceful and fair, find partnership very important, and cannot stand to be alone. If you’re a Libra don’t be surprised if you find yourself attracted to someone older than yourself today. It’s in your stars!

Height: 175 cm. I have lost over 2.5 cm in the last few years. Because I am old.

Orientation: West.

Nationality: United States. But don’t blame me. I voted for her.

Favorite Fruit: Stone fruits.

Favorite Season: Arizona winter, Virginia spring.

Favorite Book: The collected poetry and letters of Mr. John Keats.

Favorite Flower: Gardenia, for its evocative fragrance.

Favorite Scent: See Favorite Flower, above.

Favorite Color: I am panchromophilic.

Favorite Animal: Aquatic insects of all types, but especially the caddisflies.

Coffee, tea or hot cocoa: Yes, thank you. I’ll have what you’re having.

Average sleep hours: Six.

Cat or dog person: I am petless.

Favorite fictional character: Sam Gribley from My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

Number of blankets you sleep with: It depends.

Blog Created: June 2008.

Number of followers: This is the least meaningful tumblr metric I can imagine. I am grateful for any actual person who views and enjoys my photos. I doubt that they bring much joy to my robot followers, who are legion.

shorewall  asked:

I want to build a "Toughness Matters" EDH deck, and I'm trying to decide between Doran and the partnership of Sidar Kondo and Ikra Shidiqi. Doran is great, but he tempts me towards Voltron. The duo, on the other hand, give me two commanders, and have lifegain/evasion subthemes (which I love). Either deck would have the others in the 99. Is Doran just better for this theme, or do the duo have a shot?

Yeah, I’ve made the same complaints about Doran before. His ability is way more important for the toughness matters deck than Kondo’s or Ikra’s (as evasion doesn’t matter if your guys aren’t dealing much damage and lifegain isn’t very important), but beating down with a 3-mana 5/5 is often a more efficient route to victory than turning Grizzled Leotau and friends sideways.

I’d say if you really want to play toughness matters, stick with Doran and exercise some self-control to keep the Voltron themes in check. Or see if your playgroup would let you play with something like this.

Felicity's hypocrisy/double standards
  • first things first don't get me wrong I love Felicity Smoak, she's one of my favorite characters, she brings a lot to the show, but she like any/every other character on the show has her flaws.
  • what irritates me when most of her fans don't acknowledge it or just simply gloss over it because they're too happy about olicity that they IGNORE very IMPORTANT facts, facts that should have a HUGE effect not only with her relationship with Oliver (both as romantic and/or work/partnership) but with the whole team.
  • now let's get started on as to why I'm writing this, why I'm saying Felicity is hypocrite.
  • earlier this season, John Diggle was framed by his officer of command/general (or whatever his rank was) he was betrayed by the army/the government, which something he always believed in because it gave him a purpose in life, it gave him a mission in his life to serve and protect his country, none the less he was betrayed it and was wrongly imprisoned. Oliver knowing that the system doesn't always work out especially for the innocent good people who get framed by the government.
  • so of course he did everything in his power to break out his brother because he knows he's wrongly accused and possibly won't get a fair trial, now you would think felicity being part of original team arrow/a family member she would actually help Oliver and back him up from behind the computer instead she was against saving a FAMILY/TEAM member, didn't even try to understand his perspective, didn't even try and help do it without her, which makes NO sense why wouldn't she try and save someone who she loves and considers him as family especially when she KNOWS the kind of person diggle, KNOWS he would NEVER do what he's accused of but she actually DOUBTED him, talked about him as if he's a criminal.
  • now if she thinks Oliver's way it's not the best way to help Diggle then it's her opinion, if she thinks there's a better way to save him/help him then by all means she should do it her own way, and if she disagrees with Oliver's method it's ok. what's NOT ok is judging his plan, calling it stupid/reckless, stating that her plan is "better" than his and acting as if she's in charge of him demanding of him not peruse his plan to save his brother, and when that didn't work she ACTIVELY tried to FORCE him to go through with his plan by sending HIS OWN TEAM to stop him , she bated his OWN team AGANIST him, all because Oliver "dared" to defy her ORDERS.
  • moving on to later in the year/season, Felicity joins a hacktivest group secretly, keeps it a secret, lies about it to Oliver and to her whole team, yes it started because she wanted to help Diggle but then she starts depending heavily on this group of strangers. she started to trusted them and believe in them more and more, so much more in fact to the point where she didn't share the fact the hacktivest group knows about the arrow, about his true identity and the whole team identities, to the point where she CHOOSE them over her OWN team/family, to the point where she put her COMPLETE TRUST/FAITH for group she BARLY knows over her OWN team who SAVED her life countless times, who always been there for her, who gave her family and purpose in life when she didn't have either, despite her friends warring/advising her more than once not to get involved too deep with a group of strangers (who clearly don't have 100% pure intentions) she STILL chose them over her own team even when one of her so called new "friends" accidently killed an innocent argust agent, Felicity still choose to STAND BY THEM/TAKE THEIR SIDE AGAINST HER OWN TEAM (a team which earlier this season she practically FORCED on oliver) all this to "save" a man she has NEVER met, and know NOTHING about other than word of mouth from her new friends.
  • she was welling to BREAK LAWS for him, RISK GOING TO PRISON for him, STOOD AGAINST HER OWN TEAM/FAMILY and the man she "loves" for him, and she does NOT even know if he's TRULY innocent or not, she does NOT know any REAL FACTS about him, and for the sake of this STARNGER she actually put up a wall of LASER that could in fact CUT Oliver (the man she "loves") or any team arrow member (including Diggle who's like an older brother to Felicity) into tiny little pieces.
  • To add salt to an open wound, she broke man out of captivity from ANOTHER friend CUSTDY, Lyla runs argus, a woman Felicity has KNOWN for YEARS, knows Lyla wouldn't have a man in captivity in her secret government division, if he wasn't too dangers to society, knows that Lyla is ONLY doing what she HAS to do like Oliver does, knows that Lyla LIKE OLIVER sometimes works in a grey area, knows that Lyla like Oliver sometimes has to get her hands dirty to keep the city safe.
  • Felicity knows better than anyone that things aren't simple, knows that things are complicated, knows not everything is black & white, knows that sometimes in order to save the city/keep people safe the heroes have to work in grey area, and she knows this better than anyone because she's went through a life time of experiences with Oliver & Diggle for the past 5 YEARS, she knows things aren't simple, she knows that sometimes hard choices/decisions has to be made for the greater good, because NOT only did she see Oliver & Diggle make those hard decisions, she made one herself when she choose to nuke one town rather than 1000 other cities/towns.
  • yet despite EVERYTHING she's been through with Oliver & Diggle, despite the countless times they SAVED her life and the lives of the ones she cares about, despite all the darkness & light they all been through together, despite them proving their complete/pure loyalty, love, trust, dedication they showed each other over the YEARS, despite ALWAYS being there for each other NO matter what happened, she STILL choose to stand by an group of strangers she just met who clearly didn't give a shit about her and clearly only wanted to USE her (which once they were done using her throw her away life trash) over her own family.
  • my point was other than to show Felicity's complete disloyalty and how she haven't actually any FACED any REALSTIC consequences for her actions what so ever for BETRAYING her OWN TEAM/FAMILY/FRIENDS and have it swept under the rug as if nothing happened and actually getting rewarded by having Oliver back as a love interest again (despite the FACT she LIED to him and kept secrets from him for MONTHS) was to show Felicity HYPOCRISY/DOUBLE STANDERS
  • Felicity was NOT welling to break laws, risk going to prison to save/break out a FRIEND/a FAMILY member, a family member who she KNOWS for a FACT is INNOCENT, who SAVD her life more than once, who ALWAYS had her back, who's family she KNOWS VERY INTIMATELY and she did NOT even try to help him out, she actually taught he actually belonged there, she actually believed he deserved to rot in prison even though she knew he was INNOCENT.
  • yet she was welling to break laws, risk going to prison to save/break out a COMPLETE stranger, a stranger she has never even met, a stranger she doesn't even know for sure if he's truly innocent, and when her friends/family and the man "she loves" tried to talk (JUST TALK) her out of it she threatened her OWN team and the man "she loves" and she physically stopped them when they were defending themselves from helix's attack on them.
  • worst part is that Felicity did NOT face any consequences for any of her actions, neither Oliver or any of team members were mad at her for BETRAYING them, even Lyla didn't give her any kind of punishment or consequences for breaking laws, she LIED, BETRAYED her own team and faced NO consequences what so ever for it. when Oliver KEPT his son a secret (a very UNDERSTANDBLE secret) felicity WALKED away from him 3 TIMES, when he almost died saving his sister's life from a psychopath and was presumed dead for weeks and he came back, HIS WHOLE TEAM TURNED AGAINST HIM, and Felicity didn't suffer for her deliberate actions.

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry but I'm one of those people who don't seem to enjoy the movie Tarzan as much :/ Can you please explain why you think it's a masterpiece? I'm interested in knowing why you believe that, because I always agree with your insight on everything☺️

hey no need to apologise, everyone’s entitled to their opinions and sometimes we just don’t gel with movies or books, it’s no big deal!! thank you for being so polite and for asking this, though, i really appreciate your kind words!!!

reasons why i am trash for disney’s tarzan:

  • the SOUNDTRACK. phil collins, certified pop legend, just bringing the perfect mix of rhythmic little tunes and emotional ballads and uplifting lyrics that simultaneously move the story along and get stuck in your head
  • also mark mancina is a genius honestly the score for tarzan is so beautiful, the motif for jane is one of my favourite things in the world. the score has such a unique sound and it sets the scene so perfectly and hits every emotional beat!!
  • the animation!!!! did you know that they created a brand new animation system called deep canvas for this movie?? a whole brand new system!! from scratch!!! it allows 2d characters to move through a 3d world, which is how they got the awesome effects of tarzan sliding along tree branches and swinging on vines to work so well. pay special attention to the backgrounds and you can see how many layers there are in every scene, it really does look like a proper jungle with different levels of foliage and shadow and god it’s a work of art

Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

  • the character of tarzan was animated by the legendary, mind blowingly talented glen keane (also responsible for ariel, the beast, aladdin, pocahontas, rapunzel and many more). BUT here’s the best part - he oversaw his animation from france, where he was meant to be on a sort of year long sabbatical from the disney company but loved the story and character so much he decided to do it anyway
  • MEANWHILE all the other supervising animators (including the incredible ken duncan, animator for jane porter [also meg from hercules]) were back in california. they had to collaborate across timezones and continents to create scenes where their characters interacted, and look at what an amazing job they did!!! 

Originally posted by tynusia2000

  • the story. i think everyone can relate to the feeling of not fitting in, of being different from everyone around you. and the emphasis on family being those who love you - the message that so long as you are surrounded by people who love you, you are home. god. it makes me emotional
  • tarzan’s parents are two of the best looking characters ever animated by disney and they’re only in the movie for like five minutes what a waste

Originally posted by timelessdisneydreams

  • tarzan is a character that works best in animation. he does stuff no actual man could ever do and what would look ridiculous if a real human did it, no matter how good the cgi is (legend of tarzan 2016 i am looking at you) works within the animated world. he moves along the tree branches like someone on a skateboard or rollerblades, he swings from vines like a gymnast, wrestles wild animals like a… wrestler? and it all works because of the medium
  • also he’s pretty hot ngl

Originally posted by theseacallsushome

  • alSO tarzan as a character. he is a genuine sweetheart. he just wants to fit in - first with his family and then with jane and her family. he tries his best at everything, and wants to learn everything, and his curiosity is so endearing
  • OMG WAIT HOW COULD I FORGET BABY TARZAN omg his little noises when kala finds him i can’t, he’s too cute for words honestly. and he blows little bubbles in the shape of a hidden mickey??? t o o  m u c h

Originally posted by a-night-in-wonderland

  • tantor’s line of “are you sure this water’s sanitary? it looks questionable to me!” is one of my favourite lines in any film ever and it was delivered by a four year old voice actor who had to have his lines read to him because he was too little to read the script omg my heart

Originally posted by anno-m

  • terkina and the fact that she is totally bossy and unapologetic and everyone irl confuses her for a boy???

Originally posted by neverland-789

  • the professor who brings like his entire fucking science lab and the contents of his whole house on this research trip to africa. like in one scene they have a goddamn chandelier hanging over an actual dining table. in the middle of the african jungle. I LOVE IT

Originally posted by nebulosa-mente

  • random cameo by the mrs potts and chip tea kettle and cup, which inspired the fan theory of belle and the beast being jane’s (great?) grandparents which i love love love
  • the fact that the movie very obviously shows kids to respect animals and nature, but never does it get preachy or condescending to do so. it’s worked so well into the narrative, rather than hitting you over the head with a sign saying LOOK THIS MOVIE WANTS YOU TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT. it’s inspiring and showcases the beauty of nature and the animals in it but doesn’t attempt to guilt trip you into caring
  • quick side note: mountain gorillas are critically endangered and we need to save them, i am not afraid to guilt trip you into caring please think of the gorillas
  • AND NOW
  • MY FAVE

Originally posted by dayshavou

  • JANE PORTER. jane. porter. janey jane. my girl
  • jane wears a stylish big yellow dress complete with bustle to the jungle because she is a lady and that is what ladies wear. she hikes through the african jungle in boots and gloves and a big fucking dress because she will not let the norms of her time stop her from seeing the world. she is travelling!!!! to study science!!!! do you know how rare that was back in the victorian era???? VERY RARE!!! 

Originally posted by wonderlaaaaaand

  • but jane doesn’t care. she goes on this trip with her dad, and she knows all about his research and his study because she is a clever cookie and she cares
  • she isn’t embarrassed by her embarrassing dad, she loves him a lot
  • she talks to herself a lot and she uses her hands when she speaks and is an amazing artist and i just love everything about her okay

Originally posted by disneymoviesdaily

  • jane is a freaking excellent teacher. watch that montage of her teaching tarzan all about the humans (set to the wonderful tune of strangers like me which has the most beautiful bridge) and be amazed by her mad skills

Originally posted by i-wont-say-im-in-loveee

  • tarzan is obviously smitten by her and she’s pretty impressed by his abs eyes BUT they spend at least a few months together, learning from each other and getting to know each other, before they admit that they’re in love or ask each other for any sort of commitment. they actually get to know each other!!!!!

Originally posted by baileymckendry

  • and they are EQUALS. jane teaches tarzan about the human world and he teaches her about the jungle, swinging from vines and speaking gorilla, their partnership has give and take and neither of them force the other into staying in the jungle or leaving the jungle, they just ask and then give the other person time to think about it and RESPECT THEIR CHOICES

Originally posted by jane-of-the-wild

  • jane is the one who kisses tarzan first and i don’t know why this is important to me but it is

Originally posted by all-is-well-in-wonderland

  • over all the movie just makes me very happy
  • i think that everything it teaches children is v important and it is visually stunning and pretty to listen to and it has a smart heroine who is an artist and a scientist (because the two are not mutually exclusive!!) and funny supporting characters and scary villain because he’s super realistic
  • did i mention how impressed i am by the animation??? 

Originally posted by seasaltandcastles

  • i am very impressed by the animation!!!!

Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

i love sherlock and joan’s relationship so much like??? how much they trust each other with everything and how much they love each other and make each other better!!! the lengths they’re each willing to go to for the other!!! their partnership and friendship!!! and all without ever becoming romantic or sexual, because platonic relationships can be just as important!! sherlock willing to give up everything for joan!! joan threatening his dad because she’s worried he might hurt sherlock!! neither of them willing to ever leave the other behind!! “i’m better with you watson” “i think she’s the person you love most in the world” “you make me better too, you know” “we’re a team” “if you go, i go” “you know how valuable you are to me” “your daughter displays a very unique and excellent talent” “your son is a brilliant, good man, and he deserves better” “i’m not going to let you hurt him” “it’s like you have a sort of gravity and i keep getting sucked in. i was lucky to fall into your orbit” they’re so important!!!

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anonymous asked:

do you have sometimes yadong feels? haha sometimes i think that they are married, they are so different but work so well together

anon you don’t even know how much I love yadong… and I am 100% with you. To me they are very much a married couple.

First of all I need to mention that I think this is the sexiest marriage of two people you could ever come up with. They’re known for being the lead dancers and they both have that sexy rapper vibe that drives me insane. I think that their shared passion for dance and rap is important to their partnership and their bond. And man is it sexy too…

seriously… sexiest pairing..

but anyway, of course with any marriage these two take care of each other as well! Mainly this is seen in cases of Hoya taking care of Dongwoo since he sometimes needs to be reeled back. I also just see a lot of sweetness in Hoya when he’s with Dongwoo

and sometimes dongwoo’s well… dongwoo-ness seems like too much for hoya…. which is pretty funny in my opinion

taking care of dongwoo can definitely be a lot to handle I imagine, but hoya handles it well and with only minimal complaint. And I think dongwoo takes care of him as well. Dongwoo I feel is one of the biggest emotional supports for Hoya and also the entire group

My favorite thing about yadong tho is quite simply how much Hoya loves Dongwoo. I mean he really adores him. 

the way hoya looks at him….

and the way dongwoo makes him smile

and how he makes him laugh

and makes him act silly

but the thing that is the cutest to me with this pairing is their touchiness. when it comes to hoya I find he’s one of the least likely to participate in skinship with the others, but it’s different with dongwoo. Its normally more difficult to find moments of Hoya hugging the other members or reaching out to them, but with Dongwoo there is an abundance of cute and sweet moments

for these reasons yadong is definitely one of my personal favorite pairings in Infinite!

anonymous asked:

Platonic soulmate au with Ryuuishi and Orochimaru? I doubt he care if she hooks up (unless its with weak fools because STANDARDS WOMAN) he's asexual and has important SCIENCE to do. I just kinda want to see him be "THIS IS MINE! I have chosen this human. Other people shall now fuck off"

I am a complete sucker for this trope. I mean it. Fucking soulmate AUs slay me, and I am always a slut for platonic relationships.

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anonymous asked:

Hi Melly, liam got signed as a solo artist and I could not be more happy. And it looks like this is for real and his team is might actually be good! I mean it couldn't have happened to a better person... if anyone deserves it, it's liam. But It's also makes me wonder about zayn's situation, many of us speculated that zayn's solo career was part of the old team's exit sabotage. But could it just be that zayn choose a shitty team? I know zayn is smarter than that but i can't help but wonder.

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Because I know u a Liam Stan imma be straight up with you. I’m happy for Liam. As a Zayn Stan I’ve always had a soft spot for Liam and think he deserves the best I mean that boy carries the world on his shoulders. What frustrates me about the whole solo ordeal is that Zayn’s team have been nothing but ABSOLOUTE shit while Liam’s team seem to be doing better work in an hour. I want them both to have good teams. I don’t understand why Zayn got lumbered with the ahit team ? No shade to Liam btw.

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so we all know that zany’s management is fucking so much shit up for zayn but i want to know why??? Like WHY is zayn’s management being shit when it comes to him?

hiiii!

 I’ve talked about Zayn’s team and his solo career a lot (a realllyyyyyy lot) on this blog over the past seven months or so. I like to call it being “Old Man Yelling At Cloud”.

 I’ve always believed, and I still believe, that FAE is really a decoy for 1DHQ, which is why everything in relation to Zayn’s solo career is cloak and daggers shady. The extremely smooth and extremely less fucky rollout of Liam’s solo announcement yesterday in comparison put the spotlight on Zayn’s fucky solo career even more.

 With that said,  I’ll put on my  Hoevestigator hat to lay out what I think is happening with Zayn’s team for you. You should know in advance that I talk a lot. I am very sorry in advance. 

Part 1: Why Zayn’s Team Appears to be so Catastrophically Shit: A Melly Manifesto

An excerpt from an ask I answered (I’m lazy, what can I say), highlights some of the reasons for why I think FAE is a decoy:

1) Listen, no team, Sarah Stennett included, is as intentionally shit as Zayn’s is. Zayn is the living embodiment of the 1D business model (merch & brand partnerships at the forefront, music very much secondary), right down to the marketed image - he’s just been given an upgraded wardrobe:

Between the constant (and intentional) social media fuckups, off-putting Cool Mom Zayn image,  critical lack of promo, an incredibly skewed deal between his team and Gigith’s, and horrendous client negligence about Zayn’s alleged anxiety and the repeated cancellations, any other team would have been fired by now.

Which brings me to my next point:

2)  No artists’ team is ever this visible. An important thing to remember with the entertainment industry is that 9 times out of 10, if you’re seeing something, it’s because you’re supposed to be. The constant and heavy presence of Ned, Sarah Stennett, and Zayn’s rented FAE friends is meant to legitimize the presence of FAE.

Ned was purposely and heavily pushed to the fandom up until the karaoke video disaster in May, and positioned as an A&R/Manager/SMM/Your Mom. Spoiler alert, that’s not how a management team is supposed to work. An A&R Rep is not a manager, and your manager and/or A&R rep isn’t with you day to day, traveling with you like a high level babysitter.

Sarah Stennett was positioned heavily in the press as “Zayn Malik’s manager”, Ned Single White Femaled in the background of every pap shot, and they even positioned Ned as the fandom savior, great protector of moppet Zayn and working tirelessly to singlehandedly prevent MoM leaks (more spoiler alerts: he can’t).

3) There’s Sarah Stennett and FAE’s curious ties to both Simon Cowell and Irving Azoff. The links are real and tangible: MYKL (co-writers on many of the tracks on MoM) are former X Factor contestants, Sarah Stennett’s clients Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea are both X Factor hosts, Sarah’s JV being funded by a company that Irving Azoff is on the Board of Directors,  and I’m a mindful hoe that isn’t forgetting about The Brits in March 2015, where Sarah Stennett decided to hang out at the hooves and forked tails table with Simon Cowell.

4) How would Zayn have even ended up with Sarah Stennett anyway? FAE is a boutique management company with a lackluster lineup. Zayn had brand recognition, a huge built-in fanbase, and talent. I have a really hard time believing that there weren’t other management companies that were vying for Zayn. So why Stennett? You can argue that she has a good track record of breaking an artist, but her ability as a manager to take an artist’s career beyond that is decidedly shit. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora are both proof enough of that.

Part II: I regret to inform you Zayn is still with 1DHQ

If I were to do maths, there is roughly a metric fuckton of evidence that  Zayn never left the talons of Simon Cowell and Syco, and that he’s still tied to 1DHQ. That’s why Zayn’s career has been such a goat rodeo: it’s been designed to be. It is sabotage, for the pure and simple facts that Simon will not have Zayn to profit off of as an artist in the long term, and also part of a  a very really and aggressive effort to damage both Zayn and 1D’s brand in the long term. 

Here are just a few of the (many) receipts:

1) MoM was released under Simco and licensed to RCA, for all Simon Cowell/Simco/Syco tried to very poorly hide that. 

 Dan Wootton curled his forked tail underneath him  and penned an article with his own two hooves that Simon Cowell  dropped Zayn “out of loyalty” to the remaining members of 1D on July 16, 2015:

Yet on July 17, 2015, Billboard released an article - with a statement from a Syco rep, no less - that confirmed Zayn was still a Syco artist:

There was also the incident on January 29, when Pillowtalk was released and iTunes listed it as “Simco under exclusive license to RCA”. It was quickly changed to “RCA”, but not before the fandom could make screenshots, natch:

2) Zayn’s stunt/promo schedule (lol promo) is still in perfect tandem with Babygate and One Direction’s.  Zayn’s fakelationship with Gigith even began at almost the same time as Lounielle & Cherliam (Zigi Nov. 25, Lounielle Dec. 8, Cherliam Dec. 12), and also has all the same hallmarks as a 1DHQ fakelationship: everyone is getting engaged, everyone has pets, and everyone is living together within a month. 

Also, remember the time  Eleanor and Zayn’s beard Gigith provided mutual promo? BECAUSE I DO:

3) Zayn’s career has been used to push 1DHQ narratives and agendas. Take his interview with The Fader, and it’s curiously aggressive anti-shipping stance, for instance:

“There’s no secret relationships going on with any of the band members,” he explains. “It’s not funny, and it still continues to be quite hard for them. They won’t naturally go put their arm around each other because they’re conscious of this thing that’s going on, which is not even true. They won’t do that natural behavior. But it’s just the way the fans are. They’re so passionate, and once they get their head around an idea, that’s the way it is regardless of anything. If it wasn’t for that passionate, like, almost obsession, then we wouldn’t have the success that we had.”

Or that Zayn was the first 1D member to acknowledge the birth of Freddie:

4. Zayn’s cancellations (Graham Norton, BBC Radio 1, Summertime Ball), were all confined to the UK where 1DHQ is based, and were all either almost immediately reported on, or exclusively reported on by 1DHQ mouthpieces. It’s a real pattern, and all roads lead back to 1DHQ.

5. The curious case of Naughty Boy. Naughty Boy was painted the villain in Zayn’s leaving,  and cast as the person who ultimately lured Zayn away from 1D for a solo career (only to have an alleged falling out with Zayn), yet he and Simon Cowell appear to be really close bruhs, you guys!

Simon Cowell must be such a benevolent and forgiving soul ( I can’t even type that with a straight face), because Naughty Boy was at the Syco Summer Party on July 19. I present to you this real Lemony Snickett of a  photo of Naughty Boy with Cheryl, Dan Wootton, and Simon Cowell’s girlfriend:

Funny how that worked out. 

Those are just some of the Spark Notes regarding Zayn’s solo career and the associated fuckery. I fully recommend if you’re new to check out my solo!Zayn Masterpost - it’s pretty comprehensive and lays out theories regarding his sabotage-y career, his team, and lack of promo (a lot of which have come to pass). 

Thanks for reading this far - may you have an excellent day and may your hair game remain forever strong.

anonymous asked:

It's said Fyodor has the same potential as Dazai. He would become the main rival for Dazai. Does that mean Fyodor is the main enemy in this manga? Also Dazai stated that he paired Atsushi and Akutagawa up that so they could prepare for the future threat which probably means Fyodor. The shin soukoku's going to proceed Dazai and Chuuya, right? This gives me the vibes that if Fyodor were defeated, there wouldn't be any great enemies left. Is this fight going to be final? I don't want BSD to end.

Fyodor is the current antagonist, yes, and is proving himself to be a very formidable opponent - much like Dazai is. Dazai does seem to anticipate Shin-Soukoku being an important weapon against Fyodor, but just as Soukoku wasn’t just a one-time partnership, the creation of Shin-Soukoku doesn’t necessarily mean that once they go into battle (again) the story has to end.

Plus, don’t forget that when we were first introduced to Fyodor, he was talking with both Fitzgerald and Agatha Christie. We already know that it was Agatha’s group that drove Mimic out, which means they’re a force to be reckoned with in their own right, and I think it’s likely that she could be the next big antagonist. In addition, Fitzgerald is still continuing his quest for the book, Steinbeck is still running around with his own Guild, and there’s still the ADA/Mafia rivalry to return to… the manga doesn’t constantly need to have ever-increasingly strong antagonists to keep going. At any rate, we’re a year into Fyodor’s arc, and we still haven’t properly met any of the Rats of the House of the Dead, so I doubt it’ll be ending soon!

anonymous asked:

Do you agree that Selina wears the pants in the relationship?

Ew no. I’m not at all a fan of the idea there has to be a dominant person in a relationship. The term “wearing the pants” has some pretty sexist implications because it suggests that the man in a hetero relationship should by default be the dominant one and that if it’s perceived that the woman is the dominant one in the relationship it’s somehow emasculating to the man. That right there is toxic masculinity. People all have different needs in their relationship so there very well may be relationships where one person has a stronger personality and that’s fine, but relationships are partnerships not battles for dominance. No one person should have control.

It’s very important to me to make it clear that Batman and Catwoman are equals. I think that Selina has a more outgoing personality and Bruce is more introverted, but Bruce is also a control freak who tries to constantly manage the people in his life because he feels responsible for everyone. This is a terrible burden on him and it’s the reason why he has a hard time letting people get close to him. Selina is extremely independent and she’s not going to allow herself to be bossed around by some guy in a bat suit. Selina calls Bruce out on things that no one else would even question and and tells it like it is and he’s not used to that. Selina doesn’t dominate Bruce, she doesn’t control him in any way, shape, or form: she just stands up for herself and demands that she be treated like an equal. I think it’s that aspect that he finds both thrilling and terrifying. 

It’s always kind of been part of the dynamics that Bruce will try to keep Selina in a safety zone and handle the situation by himself, and the only times when Selina is being more assertive with him is when he’s trying to tell her what to do. 

Bruce cannot be in a relationship with someone whose safety he has to constantly worry about. This has been the downfall of many of his other relationships. It’s never worked out in the end. Selina lets Bruce know that she can take care of herself and that he’s not responsible for her and Bruce, for the most part, accepts this.

By taking away some of Bruce’s control (I feel like that’s not the right word in this situation but I can’t think of a better one to use) Selina takes away some of the burdensome personal responsibility that he feels for everyone’s safety and well being and that’s honestly something that he really needs.

As an introvert, I have a tendency to bottle up my feelings. When you’re one half of a team, that’s not a very successful business model. Skating with a partner taught me patience. It’s also made me realize the importance of unconditional support and understanding. The partnership Scott and I share is based entirely on trust, communication, and common goals; things we constantly work on building and maintaining.
—  Tessa answering, “ What has skating with a partner taught you about yourself” - StrongFitMagazine.

anonymous asked:

How come you get to test tablets for free? You are not that popular

I get to test them, not because I want free products but rather because I want to share my honest opinion about products that could interest fellow artists who do not want to waste their money only to find out that what they’ve bought is crap.

It’s true that I’m not super popular and with only a little more than 3k people following me I also do not have the biggest list of followers but I couldn’t care less if I had only 1 or 100.000.
Many of the people who follow me are actually very supportive and care about my art for which I am much more thankful than for how many notes a post of mine gets. Ofcourse it’s nice to grab the attention of lots of people but that’s not my main objective here, neither is it my objective to hunt for free stuff.

The companies that give me free samples know that I am truly interested in testing their products and I also stay in close contact with them to build a long lasting partnership. It’s also important to me to support and spread the word about lesser known brands that create products of high quality.
Huion is a perfect example, they have great products but the market they’re in is controlled by Wacom. Both companies produce great graphics tablets but Huion is much more affordable and is almost of the same quality. I try to show this with my reviews and videos, I want to show that there are good alternatives to the more expensive Wacoms.
There are also bad alternatives like the Bosto tablets but nobody can expect from me to spend $900 on a faulty device just to write a negative review that has been written a dozen times before.
I just want to make clear that it’s not about “free”, it’s more about helping out other artists and becoming trustworthy by sharing your opinion.

Thx for reading,

Eric-Anthony

#graphicstablet #question #huion

ntasharomanvs  asked:

We’ve been celebrating our wedding anniversary on the wrong day for the past nine years AU + clintasha

this one was SO FUN

“Happy anniversary!” Coulson calls out casually as Clint walks by his open office door.

Clint stops in his tracks. “What?”

“Thought you would have taken off today,” Coulson says, seemingly ignoring him. “Don’t you and Romanoff want to celebrate?”

“Phil, I honestly have no idea what you’re talking about.”

“Don’t play dumb with me, Barton. You and Natasha have been married for nine years. Did you really think nobody knew? Fury bribed the justice in Doha to send him the paperwork the next day. And really, Clint? Doha?”

“You bitter we didn’t invite you?”

“I’m bitter that you didn’t at least pick a nicer place to get married.”

“Well we’re both bitter that you stationed us in Doha for three months. Anyways, that’s not the point, Phil. Our anniversary was two weeks ago. October 9th.”

Coulson can’t stop the smile that begins to spread across his face. “No it wasn’t.”

“No offence boss, but don’t you think I’d remember my own wedding a little better than you?”

Coulson’s smile grows even wider. “Then I’m sure you’ll also remember that you came back from Qatar with a concussion and acute retrograde amnesia.”

Realization dawns on Clint’s face. “Shit.”

“Take the day,” Coulson calls after his back as Clint half-sprints out of the office.

“Sorry,” Clint mutters automatically as he collides with a body rounding the corner.

“Going somewhere?” a familiar voice asks.

“Nat!” he exclaims, looking up.

She raises an eyebrow, amusement plain on her face. “Yes?”

“Nat, what day did we get married?”

“Do you mind saying that a little louder?” Natasha scrunches up her face in disapproval. “I think there’s a couple SHIELD employees who didn’t hear you.”

“Nat, please, this is important.”

She sighs lightly, leaning up casually against the wall, hugging the folders she’s holding loosely against her chest. “October 23rd.”

Today is October 23rd.”
Her lips curve up softly. “Very good, Barton.”

“You owe me an explanation.”

You owe me dinner. Nine dinners, technically. But I’ll settle for one.”

Clint tugs on her arm, unable to help the stupid grin that’s lighting up his face. “Come on then.”

“I need to give Maria this paperwork,” she says with the practiced patience of over a decade of partnership, indicating the folders in her arms. “I’ll meet you downstairs in ten.”

***

“So,” he says later, over a table littered with takeout cartons as he watches Natasha pour herself a second glass of wine. “Explain.”

“You remember when Fury sent us to Qatar for three months?”
Clint groans. “I try not to.”

“We got married on the 23rd,” Natasha continues. “On a whim. Everything was fine until December when our infiltration went wrong. Turns out our inside man wasn’t ours after all. We both went out on med evac and spent a week in the SHIELD hospital when we got back.”

“I still don’t get it,” Clint tells her. “I remember all of that. It’s hazy, sure, but I know it happened.”

“I’m getting there,” Natasha laughs. “The next year you surprised me with an anniversary dinner on October 9th. And it was so sweet and so thoughtful that I didn’t have the heart to tell you that you’d got the day wrong. Speaking of which, how did you finally find out?”

“Coulson.”

Coulson?”

“Come on Nat, did you really think we could keep a secret from SHIELD?”

“So is Coulson ever going to forgive us for not inviting him?”
Clint laughs. “I wouldn’t count on it.”

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Paul & George - March 25,1966 Photographer - Robert Whitaker

‘But the Dick Lester version of our lives in 'Hard Day’s Night’ and 'Help!’ made it look fun and games: a good romp? That was fair in the films but in the real world, there was never any doubt. The Beatles were doomed. Your own space man, it’s so important. That’s why we were doomed because we didn’t have any. It is like monkeys in a zoo. They die. You know everything needs to be left alone.

'That is the trouble with partnerships, you get roped in on other people’s trips. Completely roping everyone into a whim. Then you start getting into it and they can’t handle it any more. It is very important to try and minimize the aggravation and spaciness in our lives’ - George Harrison, 'I, Me, Mine’ page 39

anonymous asked:

Hey! What do you think Harley Quinn's mental health issues are?

That’s really hard to say, largely because of how many writers’ hands she’s been through, and they all have different ideas for her character.

Disclaimer: I am in no way a healthcare professional! These are just my inferences.

Prior to her meeting Joker, we can potentially say she had a burgeoning borderline personality disorder. She was so eager to please and so possessed with getting ahead that she weaponized her femininity and cheated by seducing her professors.

There are many fans who claim that Harley’s cheating was merely so she could pass because she was incapable of doing so, and they are wrong. Asylums and mental health facilities HAVE to screen and test and extensively interview potential hires to ensure they can hack it. Harley was hired fresh out of school, over some seasoned professionals.

Never tell me Harley Quinn is dumb.

There are also elements of sociopathy in her behavior. While it’s too extreme to label her a sociopath, her tendencies to be callous towards the feelings of others, such as her fellow inmates and very, very important person, Poison Ivy (they’re lovers in some canon, best friends in others).

Clearly, she’s obsessive. Obsessive to the point of overlooking the abusive nature of her partnership with Joker and projecting her own ideals of love. Obsessive to the point of molding herself into becoming a more fitting counterpart to him.

Harley Quinn was always inside Harley. She didn’t have a name, but the dark nature was there. Joker pushed it into the light, and she took it up as her own.

The scariest part of Harley is that, ill nature aside, her descent into madness was primarily her own choice.

Joker didn’t intend on her to fall for him, but she did, and she allowed her own selfish feelings to consume her, throwing her old life aside for one of fewer worries.

Time spent with Joker is mindless. Time spent with Joker is forgetting. Time spent with Joker is a big laugh.

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Marc Bartra has signed with Puma and will now be wearing evoPOWER Football boots. Here’s what he had to say about the newly signed agreement.

“The move to Dortmund this year was an important and good step for me and gave me a great insight into the company through the partnership between PUMA and BVB. I like their attitude to football - both in terms of product development and marketing. In the coming months, we will have some exciting things that I am fortunate to be involved in. I am very happy about the sponsorship agreement with PUMA. “

Both as a composer/arranger and a pianist, I sometimes have difficulty getting musicians to understand the difference between writing for the piano in a way that is technically challenging and writing for the piano in a way that is technically awkward and unidiomatic. The same distinction of course applies to any other instrument, and, crucially, to the voice as well. Inconsiderate writing for the voice is just the worst: bad prosody, poor understanding of vowel resonance according to Fach and other factors, lack of breath-driven phrasing, and so forth. 

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