fleur delacour is so important i can’t even put it into words
badass girl whose “most precious” was her sister, who despite what anyone might think of her (cough molly cough ron cough hermione cough) looks past any aesthetic unpleasantries because she is completely and…
I FUCKING LOVE FLEUR, she and Percy will always be my favorite HP characters. Followed closely by Marcus Flint, Angelina Johnson and Charlie Weasley.
Commanding Officer: BOOT THIS BOOT THAT BOOT GET THE FUCK OVER HERE WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING BOOT BOOT BOOT.
Me: (presuming the poor man hasn’t learned my name yet, as it’s a tricky one) Sir, by the way, Sir! My name is Tee, Sir! (assuming that my nickname will be easier for him to remember).
CO: (Approaches me with the lethal cool of some kind of mountain lion in camo until he is literally standing with his face less than an inch from mine).
CO: Is it really? Is it really, boot? Is that your name?
Me: (Slowly begins to realize that I have made a terrible mistake).
CO: I WILL LEARN YOUR FUCKING NAME WHEN YOU PROVE TO ME THAT IT’S WORTH LEARNING, BOOT! DROP! DROP! DROP!
Me: (Drops and does push ups until I die. I am posting this from hell. The demons here are nicer than my CO. The end).
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.
I am not even a huge figure skating fan but damn girl, tell them.
It’s been 2 days and I have already seen: people telling other fans to “kill themselves” for drawing Cecil as a blond white man when as far as I can tell (admittedly, I’m still catching up) we don’t really know canonically what he looks like save for the tentacles and third eye. Not to mention fans wearing brownface makeup for Carlos cosplays, endless wankfests about race and skin tone, hypersensitivity to the point of absolute absurdity, and vicious online debate.
I’ll just be over here listening to the podcast and reblogging whatever fucking fanart I like and ignoring 99% of this fandom, thanks.