Is it weird that I want to make a new personal blog that I’m not terrified of people I know finding? I definitely want to keep this one, for obvious reasons, but I’ve been toying with the idea of making another one. Thoughts? Has anyone else done this?
My friend made a gif of me that embodies everything I am
they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck
I remember when she did that move and thought she was the coolest person ever.
I loved watching Surya skate. She was not dainty. She was very strong. Her costumes and make-up reminded me of tropical parrots. She always got shafted in the scoring and kept coming back. That is a role model.
some things never change.
Chris Patt, Comic-Con portrait.
He will always be andy dwyer
one of my fave scenes from anything
Things Girls Have To Do In The Shower:
-wash the face (have you ever tried to get makeup off)
-wash the body
-try to get conditioner out & fail to get it all out
-did i mention shave that takes a long time
-like summon satan and stuff
Things Boys Have To Do In The Shower:
-i dunno i think my brother uses soap sometimes
Don’t complain when my shower’s not 5 minutes long
You do not need pasta.
A rainy day spent in New York City is still better than a day spent anywhere else.
this bookmark is very meta.
Back and forth
Like waves in high tide
You and I were restless
We kept dancing
The way the sun and moon rise
Unaware of direction
The current split
We left each other behind
And I sighed with the sea at the loss of mine
But the sun will rise again
And you’ll be alright
Because like the moon, I’m already out of sight