1. Anonymous said: That article was about Max. It was a really good article, one which could help him dismiss some of the awful rumours hes had to deal with. But for some reason you can't let him have that. You had to make it about Louis. As if Louis needed more attention. Why couldn't you let it slide and let Max have his time?

    Because I think that the journalist who wrote the piece cared more about having a go at Louis than praising Max. I like Max more than Louis in pretty much every way, but if I see biased and unfair journalism I’m going to call it out even if it’s unfair to someone I’m not a huge fan of. Also I’m PRETTY sure me making one post about it on Tumblr isn’t going to suddenly steal Max’s thunder … but I guess you thinking that I have that much influence is a compliment, so thanks. Also I think this is my first gate mail, holla! I’m gonna play that new Taylor Swift song and dance round my room now :)

     


  2. Anonymous said: The back of the USA MAG top are quite phallic...? or maybe my head is in the gutter. Check it out on Yin's instagram (coachyinsanity).

    my-bff-nastia:

    Hahahaha that’s amazing

    Not as phallic as the RUS 2012 TF leo …

     

  3. omgthatdress:

    Pendant

    1870

    1stdibs.com

     

  4. centuriespast:

    Caterpillars (colour litho), English School, (19th century) / Private Collection / Look and Learn / Bernard Platman Antiquarian Collection / Bridgeman Images

     


  5. jennifer-23-gymnastics:

    fulltwistingdoublelayout:

    Really good Max Whitlock interview from The Guardian. 

    I know jennifer-23-gymnastics will like this. ;)

    No, but I really admire him too. And this Guardian interviewer likes him a lot more than he does Louis Smith. O_O 

    Oh the Max feels! Usually I post quotes from interviews for those too lazy to read the whole thing but this is just perfection and you need to go read it for yourself. Max speaks so eloquently, he’s ambitious but not arrogant, he clearly truely loves the sport and loves following the sport as well as competing, and the way he talks about Kohei Uchimura at the end! I have so much respect for Max reading this. I really think he knows what he’s doing and the way he handles the things that have been said about him is great, those can’t have been easy questions to answer. He basically takes on all the criticisms in one interview. I love how his future ambitions involve opening a gym with Leah, that he’s enjoying coaching makes me like him even more. And the last three paragraphs make me smile no end - he’s obviously found a way around that Twitter block :D

    A great interview in many ways, and I do think Max’s excellent character comes across. Is it just me though or is the element of ‘fame-shaming’ kind of uncomfortable? Louis has won 3 Olympic medals, and while as gym fans I know we want our athletes in huge gym 24/7 honestly he’s earned the right to have some fun, surely? He hasn’t done anything outrageous, dangerous or illegal, just gone on some TV shows and lads’ holidays (as well as made a committed comeback for CWG). I wouldn’t say I’m always Louis’s biggest fan but I do think he’s earned the right to do all this other stuff, and the fact that Max isn’t into that kind of thing doesn’t make him ‘better’ than Louis, in the same way that Aly and Gabby aren’t of less inherent worth than Kyla just because they didn’t want to go straight back to training. This journalists’s judgement kind of stinks IMHO (and so does their fact-checking, seeing as they seem to have completely forgotten that Louis won a medal in 2008).

     

  6. imsirius:

    "This may surprise people, but it is the truth. In many, many ways, Hufflepuff is my favorite House. There comes a point in the final book where each House has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge… The Slytherins, for reasons that are understandable, decide they’d rather not play. The Ravenclaws: some decide they will, some decide they won’t. The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, stay – as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of fool-hardy and show-offy people. That’s just the way it is. I’m a Gryffindor, I’m allowed to say it. There’s bravery and there’s also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason. They weren’t trying to show off. They weren’t being reckless.  That’s the essence of Hufflepuff House. Now my oldest child, my daughter Jessica, said something very profound to me not very many days ago actually. She said to me – and she, by the way, was not Sorted into Hufflepuff House – but she said to me, “I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.” I can only say to you that I would not be at all disappointed to be Sorted into Hufflepuff House. So I’m a little upset that anyone does feel that way.”  -Jo Rowling

    (via newtonthinksimattractive)

     

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  8. arabianpunchfront:

    project-suto:

    Worlds update from today

    Please don’t expect any well detailed info, these are happenings that caught Tomi’s attention and might be interesting for some of us.

    He is trying to keep an eye on the girls too, but for now, it’s hard as he is focusing on his own gymnastics as well.

    From today’s training:

    • the Russian MAG is looking solid, they still haven’t decided the team yet and who will be the alternate.
    • many vaulters still struggle, probably because of the springboard
    • the Romanian girls are looking good
    • Ri Se-gwang from North-Korea looks injured and did not do any vaults at training
    • Yang Hak-Seon from South-Korea looks in pain as well, he did two warm-up vaults then went out. His right thigh is taped all the way around

    That’s it for now, I will post everything I know, right away, I hope this info helps.

    It does Agnes! Thank you so much. Super surprised about Ri Se-gwang! This epic vault showdown doesn’t seem like it’ll happen, unfortunately.

    And how is Tomi doing in training? Is he hoping to make VT EF?

    I’m not in any way happy that Yang and Ri are looking injured BUT the bright side is better chances for my boy Kristian and of course Tomi! Also, the Romanian girls looks good?? Miracle!

     

  9. hallierosetaylor:

    09.26.14

    These might be the best clouds I’ve done so far that aren’t simple.  I’ve NEVER pulled off the yellowy orangey pinky thing as well as here, but that’s my main marvel when I look up in daytime.  Maybe I’m moving on up!

    (via porn4smartgirls)

     

  10. wats-good-gabby:

    hold me to my word if her and phan and shang make beam finals i am gonna get wasted in celebration for that final i dont care if its at 6am or if i have class that morning i am gonna get lit af 

    Is it weird that I’m obsessed with her full turn? BECAUSE I AM

    (Source: gymfanconfessions)