- looking for things to be offended by
- glorifying certain demographics
- vilifying other demographics
- throwing around words such as ableist, sexist, transphobic, etc like confetti to the point where they are becoming meaningless (much to the harm of victims of actual hatred)
- self victimization
- policing people’s language
- throwing tantrums over fictional characters not representing demographics you like
- pretty much reducing people to small aspects of their identity
- doxxing and bullying people who disagree with you
- conflating gender with personality traits or clothing style
- pretending that obesity is not a bad thing
- prioritizing hurt feelings over everything else
- pretending that you strive for equality when really you strive for special treatment
guys water polo gave me a concussion and I’m sorry I’m just sad let my water polo spam past please
Mix swimming and basketball with soccer. Toss in some wrestling for good measure. And you have a pretty good description of the exciting, fast-paced sport of water polo.
The U.S. women’s water polo team is ranked number one in the world, and is considered the favorite to bring home the gold medal at the Rio Olympics.
Since women’s water polo became an Olympic sport in 2000, the U.S. women have medaled every time, and they won their first gold in London four years ago.
The intense physicality of play “definitely makes for a really good sport to watch,” says center Kami Craig, 29. “It’s pretty exciting, watching people climb all over each other in the pool, and how we’re staying above water and keeping afloat, and then getting up big, taking shots.”
Photo: Melissa Block/NPR
Commission - Pokemon Trainer Alec
Finally had some time to get a commission from a year ago started and finished!
This is Alec and his Poliwrath. Alec is a water polo player, hence the lack of trousers, and it fits very nicely that his favourite Pokemon would be exceptionally good at the sport.
I’m pretty pleased with how Poliwrath turned out design wise. I have seen some versions that are just pure frog based, but i figured that the exposure to compounds in the water stone would take Poliwhirl away from its current evolutionary path and more towards a form suited for combat. Hence why i looked into giant salamander legs to make him look more muscular, but still amphibian in nature. Frog hands are almost similar to human hands, so that wasn’t too far of a stretch. I also felt that the ‘visible intestines’ idea would be cool for poliwag, and maybe young poliwhirls, but for a large Pokemon of this size, the intestines wouldn’t make the same pattern now as they did as an infant. So instead, i decided to make them skin markings, so that i can still keep the distinctive pattern.
I imagine Politoed to be the more frog-like of the two evolutionary paths, so this form works perfectly for what i had in mind.
Hope you like him!
im a girl
Katie Ledecky ladies and gentlemen
She was halfway to the finish line before the rest of the swimmers were still headed for their last turn. Ledecky finished a whopping 11.5 seconds before the silver medalist, finished only 6 seconds after the last person started the last 50m, and finished just under 2 seconds ahead of the World Record (which I am pretty sure she set).
For those playing along at home, her time beat the men’s WR before 1976 and was only 28 seconds off the men’s WR for the 800m. She’s also the first woman to sweep the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle in 48 years.
And she’s only 19.
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The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888
A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936
Job Hunting In 1930’s
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Residents Of West Berlin Show Children To Their Grandparents Who Reside On The Eastern Side, 1961
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Lesbian Couple At Le Monocle, Paris, 1932
The Most Beautiful Suicide – Evelyn Mchale Leapt To Her Death From The Empire State Building, 1947
The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967
Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967
Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974
Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”
- random capitals for Emphasis
- double,, comma
- unnecessary… elipses
- ing but spelled ign
- switching to all caps in the midDLE OF A WORD
- ‘you’ and ‘u’ in the same sentence
- five (5)
- grammar is either horrible or perfect flip a coin
- no periods at the end
last year i was eating in a fancy, large restaurant when i began to hear a rumble and the distant sound of people chanting ‘potassium, potassium’ and suddenly hundreds of people dressed as bananas flood this restaurant chanting potassium over and over and we were trapped there for a very long time because the bananas would not leave and they were everywhere
i wasn’t joking
this post has haunted me for like 3 years. every time i start to think i imagined it, it shows up on my dash again and then immediately disappears into the ether for another 17 months