very valentino


Post-race press conference, Qatar

[Holy fuck Vale just went on and on and I didn’t want to clip what he said, so here’s the whole answer to the introductory question]

“I heard you say in parc fermé, if you were a betting man you wouldn’t have put any money on yourself. But that was a remarkable result after testing, and with everything that happened up to the race!”

“Yes, so. Start the season with a podium is always a great way - better than last year! But arriving from a difficult period like me. With a very bad winter test, sincerely bad from when I try in Valencia the new bike, and I never feel good.

But I have to say a big thank you to Yamaha and to all my team, because in all this period I always feel great support, great trust in me. And you know also the situation was quite critical…so. 

Something change from Thursday to Friday. Because on Thursday we still have the same problem that I had during all the test, and was very frustrating. But Friday was better. I continue to go quite slow, but I start to improve. 

So from that moment I was quite optimistic to arrive in the first five. But after Saturday you know we don’t make nothing, and the warm-up was very difficult; but sincerely for me, I suffer very much the high temperature - so the 10 degrees more that we had in the daytime. I finish the tyre after three corners. 

So this condition of the race was help for me. We change another time the bike for the race, and I feel good. I start, I don’t crash in the first three corner when a train come to me [Note: Cal clipped him from behind, that’s why Rossi’s rear-camera was hanging off his bike for the race] on my camera and everything. 

But after that, I enjoy very much. First of all, because I saw Maverick for all the race - that never happen in the test! And in the end I hope that Dovi was more in trouble with the soft rear, but I was also in trouble with the front on the right. So if I arrive there and for the push make a mistake, I was very angry. So this podium is very important.”

suspira-1984-deactivated2015062  asked:

Hello I had a question about Robbie but I was honestly a little afraid of doing so because no one seems as fond of him as me and most people use him cruelly in AU's and fanart. I had an idea for him in this AU where he was a reclusive necromancer who keeps ghosts around him to avoid being lonely.He turned bitter and sad after Wendy left him so he just holes himself up in a old mansion outside of the cemetery where he summons the ghosts from. Their basically his only friends. Hes not evil however

Hi Suspira! I got your message before from dapcat, but due to hell week in the studio I couldn’t answer you!

Do not worry. I am a firm believer that you should not demonize a character for no reason, and that is not happening to Robbie in this AU, because he kinda has redeemed himself in the show.

Yes, Robbie is a necromancer. We REALLY did not want it to go that way, but after Love God, It was the most obvious choice. :)))))))

Robbie’s talent is necromancy, but like, 99.9 % of teens, he wants to do something different from his parents, who love him tons. Too bad he is REALLY really GOOD at necromancy though. So he decided to use that as a fallback. Currently, he is learning to manipulate soundwaves to control things or create illusions (aka Magical Music). And besides, he kinda likes talking to the ghosts he meets and helping those that need to move on. It IS a basic witch skill after all.

He’s wearing his standard necromancy uniform (which he suprisingly doesn’t hate too much because it looks like band uniform) and his more casual clothes. (*Runs away before anyone notices the BIG MCR/Gerard Way influences*)

Now about his parents? they are the most supportive and loving parents a kid could ask for. They may not understand Robbie’s wish to constantly want to be different from them but they respect his decision to learn new skills to better his Craft. After all, musically trained necromancers are an awesome thing to behold.

Mrs Valentino is the senior Necromancer in the family specializing in Reaping and helping souls move on if they want to, while Mr. Valentino is a Kitchen talent witch with a penchant for Re-animation.

“But Panini! That sounds way familia-”

Shh bbys. Let me have this.

Anyway, the Valentinos are, naturally, the town Morticians, and well respected because of it. (Taking care of the Dead is a very hard and painful thing, so its not a popular job choice, but it needs to be done. So people have great respect and a bit of fear for those that do help the Dead)

Therefore, them willingly and quickly joining the new Gravity Falls Coven is a surprise and a GREAT boon to the Coven, for their power is unmatched.

The Valentinos after all have made, many, many MANY, friends in the afterlife.

Hope this makes you happy!,

<3 Spacedpanini

PS. That little tubby thing on Mrs. Valentino’s head? That’s her Contract! an Anubis Dream Demon named Neil and his job is to help her ferry the souls willing to move on. He looks stressed out all the time, don’t worry. He means well.


Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star,
And everybody’s in movies, it doesn’t matter who you are.
There are stars in every city,
In every house and on every street,
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Their names are written in concrete..

Don’t step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the boulevard,
She looks so weak and fragile
That’s why she tried to be so hard
But they turned her into a princess,
And they sat her on a throne,
But she turned her back on stardom,
Because she wanted to be alone.

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognize,
Some that you’ve hardly even heard of.
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.

Rudolph Valentino, looks very much alive,
And he looks up ladies dresses as they sadly pass him by.
Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi
‘Cause he’s liable to turn and bite,
But stand close by Bette Davis
Because hers was such a lonely life.

If you covered him with garbage,
George Sanders would still have style.
And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile.
But please don’t tread on dearest Marilyn
Cause she’s not very tough,
She should have been made of iron or steel,
But she was only made of flesh and blood.

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognize,
Some that you’ve hardly even heard of.
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.

Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star
And everybody’s in show biz, it doesn’t matter who you are.
And those who are successful,
Be always on your guard.
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Along Hollywood Boulevard.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show.
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes,
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.

You can see all the stars as you walk along Hollywood Boulevard.
Some that you recognize,
Some that you’ve hardly even heard of.
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.

Oh celluloid heroes never feel any pain
Oh celluloid heroes never really die.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show,
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes.
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.


Parc fermé, QP Sepang (P2)

“Is completely different to the normal, no? Usually in the qualifying you have two lap, bam-bam, and after another new tyre and another two lap. Now you have to start, try to don’t make mistake, put temperature in the tyre. But at the same time, you have to poosh - like this [thumb to chin]. 

Second place is good, I feel comfortable; especially because we improve compare to the FP4 - the setting, the braking, like this. We have to work in this condition, but starting from the front row is very good.”

MotoGP Legends on Marc vs. Valentino

Phil Read:
“Valentino was very clever, actually. He’s been pushed out of the circuit by Marquez, but he realized: Pick it up, go straight, jump the kerb and gently open the throttle and go straight. He won by 50 metres! Brilliant riding, brilliant.

I think it was a racing incident that Valentino took advantage of. That Marc caused him to run out of road but he made an advantage of it. Cut the corner, but terrific, yeah!”

Giacomo Agostini: 
“I think Valentino can not cut the chicane, but Marc can not push him out, so. I think if I’m the jury I stop the race just in the corner. So who leading, is the winner. That time Valentino leading, so he’s the winner.”
(This is pretty much what RD’s line of reasoning was, with the addition that Marc also cut the chicane, so it ‘balanced out’.)

Freddie Spencer: 
“You know in the end Valentino won the race. And he was definitely the strongest during the race. Marc tried - he did a very good job trying hard in the end, and made up the distance but just couldn’t pull it off. But for him to come back, he’s had a rough couple of races. So he rode a good race too.”

Casey Stoner (Didn’t see the race):
“No I haven’t had a chance to watch the race yet, I’ve been down here doing these sort of things. Heard a little bit about what’s been going on and Valentino miraculously pulled it out again. I heard it was a fantastic battle, so it’s fantastic I mean Assen has always been a track that Valentino has been very competitive on so. He looked good all weekend, you know with pole position I think it was going to be very hard to take the win away from him.”