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A limey hailing via the West Indies with a distinctly hybrid WI/USA/British influence. I'm into comics, knitting and fanfic at the mo. I started off life in fandom six years ago as a meta writer, and as a result, that informs my fandom interactions.

Usually, I don't involve myself in fandom dramas or personality wars. You come at the King, you best not miss. Just saying... now, how's about that cup of tea, then?

teach4lyfe:

nabyss:

ahumanhurricane:

yerawizardharry:

Inception (2010) + Paprika (2006)

#great stories retold with white dudes and a bigger budget #and no credit

I didn’t know about this one. It still goes with the fact Nolan is trash. Nothing he does is that amazing. I mean Inception is so basic if you keep all the sensational things away. So basic. And i greatly dislike his batman as much as he dislike the comic and love to whitewash everything.

Wow, I saw Paprika but never noticed the similarities until now.

Same. I’m sure I saw the anime when it came out. But yeah, once you put the frames side by side- it’s unbelievable. Wow, Nolan, disappointed but not surprised, I guess?

nabyss:

ahumanhurricane:

yerawizardharry:

Inception (2010) + Paprika (2006)

#great stories retold with white dudes and a bigger budget #and no credit

I didn’t know about this one. It still goes with the fact Nolan is trash. Nothing he does is that amazing. I mean Inception is so basic if you keep all the sensational things away. So basic. And i greatly dislike his batman as much as he dislike the comic and love to whitewash everything.
afootballobserver:

So is that Puma’s new advert?
http://instagram.com/p/qw_Jxzrj-p/

lol

afootballobserver:

So is that Puma’s new advert?

http://instagram.com/p/qw_Jxzrj-p/

lol

Chappy’s interview with Mario (x)

Awww. Come back to England, Balotelli! We loved you!

squawkafootball:

Two fans invaded the pitch to get a selfie with Mario Balotelli. Their wish was granted…

If there’s a footballer I’m going to take a selfie with, it’s Mario. Look at him giving face!

So in summation: We need less of our best player [Neymar], and he needs to lay off the hair dye, and he needs to wear Brazil hats. That will change a team that lost 7-1 without him.

Dunga’s second stint with Brazil is going to go just wonderfully.

Ryan Rosenblatt brilliantly summing up the absurdity of Dunga’s statements today in conclusion of his article for SB Nation (via neymarcentral)

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

bluemagicrose:

(x)

say it again

LOL, Rihanna was perving on him hard during the World Cup and his woman shut her down sharpish. It’s so strange to have seen Boateng grow up though, mercy. 

Seriously, she was? I need to hear this story. Lol. Dish!

I can’t find the tweet right now, but Rihanna was cheering on Germany from the jump, yeah, and then she saw Boateng, and kept posting pictures of him and making approving noises (you know how Rihanna gets, and to be fair, Boateng is straight up her type), and his SO is all, “Thanks, he’s mine!” (with her twitter) and posts pictures of their daughters. Damn, if Boateng had been single, you get the feeling that she’d have moved in. 

Pfffffttttt, Rihanna should’ve done her homework before acting like all that. Haha, way to shut her down, she didn’t really have to do that but hey, claim your man I guess. Lol. This is all funny to me.

Well, I guess Boateng’s SO wanted to prove that he was hemmed up. Two daughters of school age (footballers get spoused up so young) and rocking the family, yeah, I’d probably side eye too. LOL. I think if any of the German players had been single (she’s been following the football team for a long time), she’d have swept one up by now. 

He’s cute, he reminds me a little of her Dodger ex Matt Kemp. Like you said he’s straight up her type. Everybody tryna get themselves a football boo these days. Lol.

LOL, Rihanna likes what she likes. I’m not even mad. But yeah, at least footballers seem more cosmopolitan- if they perform at the highest level. They live in great Cities (London, Real Madrid, Chelsea, NYC), have the opportunity to learn different languages and be with different people, whereas for American sports (American football, baseball, basketball) if you want to be at the highest level it’s in the US, and if you’re from the US just working in the US, it can narrow your perspective a bit. 

Go, Rihanna, get yourself a European footballer- it might be a change from the guys she’s rocking with now. 

As a woman from the Caribbean, she should definitely be branching out. Hopefully she never goes back to Chris Brown, he’ll never change, unless he desperately wants to. Your description of the international footballers is on point. I was just thinking about it the other day, how they move to different teams during their careers in different countries, a lot of the time, and have to learn the cultures and languages. It’s really awesome and adventurous. I wouldn’t get too hung up on American guys if I were her, expand your horizons. I’m sure she has though but having a career like she has and she’s not slowing down, those guys can’t get with that. Look at Shakira, she’s pretty much locked down by Pique, having a son, and that didn’t happen long after they got together.

Shakira is a different personality though. You got the feeling that Shakira was longing to settle down for ages (when she dated that Argentine lad), and only split because in the end, he didn’t want to commit. Pique and her got together real quick. I can’t imagine anyone telling Rihanna doing that at all- I think after Chris Brown (look at me, armchair psychologist!), she’d never do that again. Besides, 50 goes on record saying that Rihanna and Badu got that hoodoo that guys need to be careful about. LOL. 

But yeah, footballers and football managers are awesome to me. Jose Mourinho started off life as a translator to Sir Bobby Robson in Portugal, and followed him to Barcelona. Then hooked up with van Gaal for a while, and has done Italy and Spain and England. Pep Guardiola started off life as a Barcelona lad, and is now managing Bayern Munich. 

You see Pjanić- a lad from Bosnia, and he speaks English, his own language as well as Italian. Look at Michael Bradley, all American lad, did Italy (even though he didn’t stay long) and learnt fluent Italian. You compare that to American athletes, and well… meh. I even side eye the British footballers over here. They just want to play for the local Premier League clubs (meh). At least Gareth Bale took the opportunity to go to Real Madrid, and Ashley Cole, in the twilight of his career chose to do Roma instead of staying on at Chelsea or going to another English club. 

Go on, Rihanna, date a fooballer, who knows, you might find a lifestyle you’re into. 

Ha! They’re so ethnocentric, some
Americans and English people. At least Kobe Bryant speaks Italian fluently. It counts for something. To get the opportunity to play in different countries and experience other parts of the world sounds exciting to me. It may be challenging at times but still really awesome.

Yeah, I agree, Shakira spent a long time with the Argentinian(president’s son, no?) and it basically got her nowhere. She’s been getting older, time for a change of pace, wanting a child and moving on in her love life. Rihanna is not at that point yet, she’s like 26 or something and always on the go. Can’t see her trying to be a mom right now anyway.

I think Kobe was raised in Italy? But yeah, the fact that he speaks Italian, knows about soccer (like, treated it with the seriousness that it demands), well, it can only make widen your outlook. Michael Bradley has done his sojurn in Europe and stayed long enough to speak Italian, Dutch and German (better than Donavon, tbh). I think the problem with the British is that when it comes to Europe and our relationship with the continent, has been more war than peace, tbh. We really only started playing nice with Europe around the Maastricht Treaty around the same time the Premier League started. It doesn’t help that if you want to watch foreign football games (even local premiership ones), you needed a subscription. But I think with Gareth Bale proving himself at Real, and Ashley Cole doing it in Roma, more British kids might be looking to Europe to play. Also, with a lot of European clubs having their youtube pages and webpages in English, it can only help us to look that way. 

There are advantages to playing in various places. In Italy, they’re big on technique, in Spain, they like the free flowing attack ball, in Germany, great set pieces and pace… if you really want to develop as a player, you can’t stay in one place. Which is why as much as people side eye Jurgen Klinsmann, he was one of the earlier German footballers who dared to go international. He did time at German, Italian, and English clubs whilst on the pitch, which has helped him in his coaching, I think. Because he got exposed to various methods and mindsets along the way. 

Sounds like Klinnsman is really going to reform this US team. He already helps them get as far as they did this past World Cup. Let’s see how much further they can go together.

Ugh same over here, you have to have a subscription to see the European games and such but it’s really terrible because we can’t even see how local teams playing on regular tv. Dodgers, Lakers, Kings, Galaxy, nothing! It’s all about that money, we get nothing except when it comes down to semi finals and finals games. Not cool at all.

Same thing like here. They used to show football matches on local TV, but once the Premiership came together, the first thing that got monetized was TV rights- they took that from BBC (who spent money and man power building up the audience) and then sold it off to Sky, and now BT sports.

From what I’ve gathered though (I don’t know if it’s true or not), the FA insists that not all the matches are shown on TV, because they want to encourage people to see their teams live, and as such, contribute to the atmosphere and culture of the game. So the clubs try to jack up the cost of the season pass, or arrange the matches so that people can’t get there (due to times and such) in order to force the FA’s hand to carry all matches on TV (._.). Capitalism, man… lol. 

It’s just recently that the English are getting into foreign leagues (like in the last five years or so), especially since fans use it as a spotting game to see which players and managers might come to the Premiership. I knew about Balotelli from his time at Inter, for example, because I’d see football highlights of his performance on youtube. 

So yeah, the only big games we get to see over here are the Euros, or World Cup. But league games? Nope. Ish to the bull. 

Em entrevista exclusiva, jogador desabafou sobre situação que vive no Shakhtar Donetsk e revelou possibilidade de mudar de clube

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A situação política envolvendo dois países, Ucrânia e Rússia, atinge diretamente o futebol. O clima de guerra, principalmente em solo ucraniano, tira o sono de…

Yeah, the situation in Ukraine is stressful! I can see why you want out of there! Godspeed. 

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

bluemagicrose:

(x)

say it again

LOL, Rihanna was perving on him hard during the World Cup and his woman shut her down sharpish. It’s so strange to have seen Boateng grow up though, mercy. 

Seriously, she was? I need to hear this story. Lol. Dish!

I can’t find the tweet right now, but Rihanna was cheering on Germany from the jump, yeah, and then she saw Boateng, and kept posting pictures of him and making approving noises (you know how Rihanna gets, and to be fair, Boateng is straight up her type), and his SO is all, “Thanks, he’s mine!” (with her twitter) and posts pictures of their daughters. Damn, if Boateng had been single, you get the feeling that she’d have moved in. 

Pfffffttttt, Rihanna should’ve done her homework before acting like all that. Haha, way to shut her down, she didn’t really have to do that but hey, claim your man I guess. Lol. This is all funny to me.

Well, I guess Boateng’s SO wanted to prove that he was hemmed up. Two daughters of school age (footballers get spoused up so young) and rocking the family, yeah, I’d probably side eye too. LOL. I think if any of the German players had been single (she’s been following the football team for a long time), she’d have swept one up by now. 

He’s cute, he reminds me a little of her Dodger ex Matt Kemp. Like you said he’s straight up her type. Everybody tryna get themselves a football boo these days. Lol.

LOL, Rihanna likes what she likes. I’m not even mad. But yeah, at least footballers seem more cosmopolitan- if they perform at the highest level. They live in great Cities (London, Real Madrid, Chelsea, NYC), have the opportunity to learn different languages and be with different people, whereas for American sports (American football, baseball, basketball) if you want to be at the highest level it’s in the US, and if you’re from the US just working in the US, it can narrow your perspective a bit. 

Go, Rihanna, get yourself a European footballer- it might be a change from the guys she’s rocking with now. 

As a woman from the Caribbean, she should definitely be branching out. Hopefully she never goes back to Chris Brown, he’ll never change, unless he desperately wants to. Your description of the international footballers is on point. I was just thinking about it the other day, how they move to different teams during their careers in different countries, a lot of the time, and have to learn the cultures and languages. It’s really awesome and adventurous. I wouldn’t get too hung up on American guys if I were her, expand your horizons. I’m sure she has though but having a career like she has and she’s not slowing down, those guys can’t get with that. Look at Shakira, she’s pretty much locked down by Pique, having a son, and that didn’t happen long after they got together.

Shakira is a different personality though. You got the feeling that Shakira was longing to settle down for ages (when she dated that Argentine lad), and only split because in the end, he didn’t want to commit. Pique and her got together real quick. I can’t imagine anyone telling Rihanna doing that at all- I think after Chris Brown (look at me, armchair psychologist!), she’d never do that again. Besides, 50 goes on record saying that Rihanna and Badu got that hoodoo that guys need to be careful about. LOL. 

But yeah, footballers and football managers are awesome to me. Jose Mourinho started off life as a translator to Sir Bobby Robson in Portugal, and followed him to Barcelona. Then hooked up with van Gaal for a while, and has done Italy and Spain and England. Pep Guardiola started off life as a Barcelona lad, and is now managing Bayern Munich. 

You see Pjanić- a lad from Bosnia, and he speaks English, his own language as well as Italian. Look at Michael Bradley, all American lad, did Italy (even though he didn’t stay long) and learnt fluent Italian. You compare that to American athletes, and well… meh. I even side eye the British footballers over here. They just want to play for the local Premier League clubs (meh). At least Gareth Bale took the opportunity to go to Real Madrid, and Ashley Cole, in the twilight of his career chose to do Roma instead of staying on at Chelsea or going to another English club. 

Go on, Rihanna, date a fooballer, who knows, you might find a lifestyle you’re into. 

Ha! They’re so ethnocentric, some
Americans and English people. At least Kobe Bryant speaks Italian fluently. It counts for something. To get the opportunity to play in different countries and experience other parts of the world sounds exciting to me. It may be challenging at times but still really awesome.

Yeah, I agree, Shakira spent a long time with the Argentinian(president’s son, no?) and it basically got her nowhere. She’s been getting older, time for a change of pace, wanting a child and moving on in her love life. Rihanna is not at that point yet, she’s like 26 or something and always on the go. Can’t see her trying to be a mom right now anyway.

I think Kobe was raised in Italy? But yeah, the fact that he speaks Italian, knows about soccer (like, treated it with the seriousness that it demands), well, it can only make widen your outlook. Michael Bradley has done his sojurn in Europe and stayed long enough to speak Italian, Dutch and German (better than Donavon, tbh). I think the problem with the British is that when it comes to Europe and our relationship with the continent, has been more war than peace, tbh. We really only started playing nice with Europe around the Maastricht Treaty around the same time the Premier League started. It doesn’t help that if you want to watch foreign football games (even local premiership ones), you needed a subscription. But I think with Gareth Bale proving himself at Real, and Ashley Cole doing it in Roma, more British kids might be looking to Europe to play. Also, with a lot of European clubs having their youtube pages and webpages in English, it can only help us to look that way. 

There are advantages to playing in various places. In Italy, they’re big on technique, in Spain, they like the free flowing attack ball, in Germany, great set pieces and pace… if you really want to develop as a player, you can’t stay in one place. Which is why as much as people side eye Jurgen Klinsmann, he was one of the earlier German footballers who dared to go international. He did time at German, Italian, and English clubs whilst on the pitch, which has helped him in his coaching, I think. Because he got exposed to various methods and mindsets along the way. 

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

visualvixen:

she’s so fab

Oh. Well, her pregnancy style should be interesting. 

I’m always so on the fence with her, at all turns. Don’t know why.

Same! On the one hand, I admire what she’s done with her career so far, in terms of carving her niche into action and sci fi and being relatively convincing in those roles on screen, she’s relatively charismatic. But— her response to the Nina Simone backlash makes me :/’

Omg did you happen to see the Rosemary’s Baby tv remake from a couple months ago? I watched it, well because I really do like the original(hate to admit that because of Polanski’s behavior) and it was barely passable. She was actually the best thing about it, her acting was believable, I guess, but the whole thing just came together poorly. I know she executive produced it. She has been really been making her mark in Hollywood and it’s really admirable, like you said, but something about her. I can’t put my finger on it, maybe it’s something to do with her race issues. I don’t know.

No, didn’t get to see her version of Rosemary’s baby at all. The first one creeped me out.

Man… Zoe.  Zoe Saldana is about her money, and I respect that. I’ve read studio chiefs like her because she doesn’t have hang ups about tent pole movies. She’s not adverse to making ‘em, not adverse to doing the leg work for promotion. She’s what you call a ‘game gal’ and she’s prickly enough to be interesting. 

Salanda is just… one of those who claims black solidarity when it pleases her and then distances herself from it when it doesn’t (I’m Dominican and Latina). You can’t have both, Zoe. 

YES! I guess I didn’t really want to say it but it’s true, it always Latina this and Latina that. In Hollywood, all they see is your skin color, girlfriend. That’s how it is in America. I saw her on Kelly and Michael’s morning show a few months back and she was taking about dancing bachata and the way she said the word, with this really heavy accent that was drastically different than her accent when she was doing the rest of the interview, was so grating. She said the word about 5 or 6 times in a span of one minute and the accent was so overdone, I was like “Zoe, please, we get it..you’re Latina.” I would understand if she was speaking in Spanish for a few sentences, the accent will come out but gosh, in that instance, it was annoying. She’s black when it suits her, for sure, and I find that to be saddening. Could be far from the truth on how she feels about it but I can hardly tell. I know people who act like she does, family friends and such and I just shake my head when they behave in such a way.

Quite. I mean, yeah, I gave her some slack at first, because I know some Dominicans over here (big community in my neck of the woods, that’s how I learnt to dance Bachata myself and one of the reasons why I’m studying Spanish) are pretty hung up about their skin. They are modenas or dark indians, never black  because the only black people on the islands are Haitian (although they are dark as me, and their hair textured as/tighter textured than mine) and they’ll go out of their way to get with white people for la raza. I get it, I do. But Zoe… for someone who’s lived in both cultures, and working/benefiting in a culture that’s not that way, and playing both sides rather disingenuously, I’m like… girl, what?

But you know, she’s making it rain, making work for herself, so. And to think, I supported Columbiana. Mess. At least Amandla Stenberg was awesome.