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
Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.
REALLY, AGAIN? THE FUCKING REBLOG BUTTON WAS
this post is a mess
That is a tortilla. Tortillas do not have crusts.
What happened to you people? Who hurt you?
This is a shirt being worn by one of our editors at Adult Swim, Phil. It was created about a decade ago for Adult Swim employees only. It has been misconstrued as being “anti anime,” by some people. Here’s the story: back in the early days of AdultSwim.com’s message boards, there was a vocal minority of posters who passionately hated Adult Swim’s action block, which consisted of several anime shows (some of which were initially slated for Toonami). Our bump writers pulled the phrase “cuz anime is the s uck” from a poster complaining about anime on Adult Swim and ran it as a bump. We chose to make it a t-shirt as a comment on the illiteracy of L33T speak, and internet trolling in general. We wore the shirts as a badge of honor- WE LOVE ANIME, and always will. Adult Swim has been on the air since 2001, and we’ve had a commitment to anime that entire time. We still do. Cus anime is the s uck. ;)
i wish marvel fandom would realize that nobody hates dc comics more than dc fans like they dont have to keep reminding us
So basically DC is the Glee of the comic book world?
I am never going to be okay again
No but these two hugs are almost exact mirrors of each other. In the first one, Cas is seemingly unresponsive while Dean is just so happy to see him that his smile there is just one of the most genuine smiles I’ve seen on the show. Then it becomes almost a grimace in relief, or fear of losing him again.
Look at Castiel in that second gif. Eagerly pulling Dean into a hug, smiling (which is already a rare occurrence) and holding him tight. Then he shuts his eyes in what could either be relief or comfort or both or something else I don’t know but just LOOK at how much it affects him. He’s been worried about Dean since he discovered the mark. And now Dean’s here, safe, unharmed (as far as he can tell) and in his arms.
I might cry.