“To stand on the top step, I mean that’s what it’s all about right. When I heard the French anthem, I just tried to soak it all in. I told myself that you only get the first win once.
And when it ended, I couldn’t leave. I felt like I was tied to the podium. In a way, with no fans there, it felt sort of right. At times the journey to that point had been lonely. Standing up there, on my own.
I thought of all the mechanics, the engineers, all the men and women at Alpha Tauri who work behind the scenes to make a moment like that possible. On the podium in Italy, I didn’t take anything for granted. I celebrated that moment like it was the only one I’ll ever get because that’s how we should all live our lives”
gonna go on another self-walk now, maybe buy myself an iced tea if i feel brave enough
Thoughts on Tom Daley? I just got to know him via tumblr and honestly I'd die for him,, idk much about his career other than he was in Olympics for 13 years and he's one of the openly gay men in Olympics but him achieving and repping and making a speech about it is something that I'd be incredibly grateful about and i may or may not have watched his YouTube videos with his husband and they're so kyooot and their kid is so adorable,, like I'm very glad to see him happy and he truly deserves it, God knows how much he had to endure after coming out
i think we pretty much have the same experience here, anon!
i saw their celebration when they realised that they won gold, and it honestly warmed my heart so so much. the message was so important and moving! competitive sports can be absolutely ruthless and silencing, so for him to say:
“I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. I feel very empowered by that because when I was younger I thought that I was never going to be anything or achieve anything because of who I was and to be an Olympic champion now shows that you can achieve anything.”
can mean the absolute world to so many individuals.
i’m going to check out his youtube channel now– thank you for the recommendation! 🤍
it really IS just this epitome of unadulterated intimacy and tenderness. seb just... him, y'know <33 hopefully we'll see a lot more trophy kisses in 2022 (also won't complain about more podiums in 2021) :')
it really is *sigh*
honestly, at this point we can all just do like a manifestation workshop over the summer break and charge so much energy that he‘ll definitely take a couple of more wins home for us. 🥺
CHARLES P3? BEHIND DAN?? WHAT WITCHES HAVE SEDUCED YOU INTO SINNING IN THIS WAY??
I’VE NEVER FELT SO BETRAYED
no no no, this is a big misunderstanding! see, back when i was first interested in f1 it was dan that pulled me into it, so he really holds a special please very close to my heart. very emotional, very pure, very grateful.
the thing that i have with charles, however, was build on denial and frustration. very sexually charged, very nasty, very angry.
do i love them both equally? yes absolutely. did i do the ranking based on how that relationship evolved? yes absolutely. am i head over heels for charles and would admit that he‘s kinda sorta on p1 next to seb if i was drunk on a saturday night? yes absolutely.