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.
As soon as I learned Nicki Minaj voiced Sugilite, I had to
THIS WAS PERFECT IN EVERY SINGLE WAY POSSIBLE IN THE UNIVERSE
Paleo’s recent searching for physical copies of games made me want to get tangible copies of some of my favorite games as well. Too bad all of the games I want are expensive…
Clockwork Knight 2
Seiken Densetsu 3
Super Mario RPG
*sigh*, maybe one day :P
If you played Ragnarok Online for as long as I did, then this game should look sexy as hell to you. I. CAN’T. WAIT!
You know you did great when they don’t need you anymore…
I laugh every time I see this
Oh my fucking
I’d be a cat.
Dog. Definitely dog.
Do I even need to say???
Furries. The term you’re looking for is furries.
If I say human, would I be ostracized? Because it’d probably be a human. Something anime-ish.