leotardsanity

leotardsanity:

As with last year, there are two leos that have really pulled ahead in votes for the GK contest. Right now the leader has votes in the 670s and the runner-up has votes in the 650s. The runner-up’s leo, which is some rainbow splashes on a black background, is IMO infinitely preferable to the leader’s leo, which looks like a Weasley sweater if I do daresay. So if you’ve been voting for ycosette, Sam and myself, vote for the rainbow splashes (linked above) as well to give it the extra advantage it needs to pull ahead. (Remember, you can vote for as many as you’d like once every 24 hr!)

jordynslefteyebrow

jordynslefteyebrow:

sparklesandchalk:

jordynslefteyebrow:

Yep dougie is officially not a fav. Hope chow never takes her back if she tries.

yeahh unfortunately I completely agree. if I were Chow there is no way I’d take her back. he is such a good man and coach and I think he deserves to be treated better. I just honestly…

It’s especially annoying considering the fact she was pretending like everything was peachy and going to camps with him and “hoping to make the worlds team” when in reality she hasn’t even been in the gym. I hate when girls do that.

Its like the curse of her talking to the media. For the second time in less than a year she’s given in depth interviews about how everything is rosey in training and that she’s ready to go and then within a few weeks (or like 3 days the first time) she’s gone. It’s totally shot credibility.  

wats-good-gabby
wats-good-gabby:

that means you have lost respect for: 
- lilia podkopayeva
- shawn johnson
- svetlana khorkina
- aly raisman
- he kexin 
all because they decided to take part of a great opportunity, have some fun, and make money after they devoted their entire childhood and part of their adulthood to a demanding sport? wow ok 

I lose respect for people who make irrational judgements on other people’s life while not knowing anything about their personal circumstances. Just because your their biggest fan (or detractor), doesn’t mean you know them. 
Gymnastics is really hard. Training is really expensive. Opportunities for gymnasts are limited. Achieving the amount of success to be given the chance to profit off these shows is against all odds. BUT, anonymous confessor hiding behind a computer screen has lost respect. Please, let’s continue to shame them for taking advantage of the opportunities they’ve been affording by reaching the pinnacle of their sport and sacrificed their normal adolescence. WHAT HORRIBLE PEOPLE THESE GYMNASTS ARE, TOTALLY UNDESERVING OF YOUR RESPECT. 

wats-good-gabby:

that means you have lost respect for: 

- lilia podkopayeva

- shawn johnson

- svetlana khorkina

- aly raisman

- he kexin 

all because they decided to take part of a great opportunity, have some fun, and make money after they devoted their entire childhood and part of their adulthood to a demanding sport? wow ok 

I lose respect for people who make irrational judgements on other people’s life while not knowing anything about their personal circumstances. Just because your their biggest fan (or detractor), doesn’t mean you know them. 

Gymnastics is really hard. Training is really expensive. Opportunities for gymnasts are limited. Achieving the amount of success to be given the chance to profit off these shows is against all odds. BUT, anonymous confessor hiding behind a computer screen has lost respect. Please, let’s continue to shame them for taking advantage of the opportunities they’ve been affording by reaching the pinnacle of their sport and sacrificed their normal adolescence. WHAT HORRIBLE PEOPLE THESE GYMNASTS ARE, TOTALLY UNDESERVING OF YOUR RESPECT. 

gymfanconfessions
First of all WTF… read before you hit send.
Second… there is really no winning with a lot of people on the gymternet. These girls have no obligation to chronicle their lives on social media. When Aly posts about stuff in the gym she is a “fame whore” that is only doing it to keep herself in the media conversation. (Btw, “fame whore” could easily be replaced with “business savy”, these girls are allowed to try to financially support themselves.)  When she posts nothing she is sitting on her ass lying about her comeback and training. Double edged sword. 
You would think that the gymternet has been through enough of these comebacks that you should take a wait and see approach. Gymnastics is really hard. If happens, it happens. If it doesn’t follow Marta’s lead and go with the next girl up attitude. 

First of all WTF… read before you hit send.

Second… there is really no winning with a lot of people on the gymternet. These girls have no obligation to chronicle their lives on social media. When Aly posts about stuff in the gym she is a “fame whore” that is only doing it to keep herself in the media conversation. (Btw, “fame whore” could easily be replaced with “business savy”, these girls are allowed to try to financially support themselves.)  When she posts nothing she is sitting on her ass lying about her comeback and training. Double edged sword. 

You would think that the gymternet has been through enough of these comebacks that you should take a wait and see approach. Gymnastics is really hard. If happens, it happens. If it doesn’t follow Marta’s lead and go with the next girl up attitude. 

arabianpunchfront

Anonymous asked:

Okay so this is probably going to come off a lot meaner than I intend it to be but... I feel really sorry for Sabrina Vega. Like isn't it time that a coach sat her down and spoke with her about the realities of her place in the US elite scene? At the mean time she's essentially throwing away a $200k+ chance at a college scholarship. She says she wants to be a contestant on DWTS after Rio... only if you replace the "stars" with "peaked as a junior." Shouldn't someone give her a reality check?

mybffnastiaaa answered:

No, I totally get it. It comes off as harsh but it’s also the truth. She has almost zero self-awareness which is actually kind of sad. Like, in San Jose she truly thought she was going to make the Olympic team. When she didn’t make it, she was crushed. Like, I’ve had some pretty high stakes life changing opportunities and you have to believe that you WILL get it against the odds but you also have to know who you are and where your talent lies in relation to other people? BE REALISTIC. If you know that you max out at like 56 in the AA, you vault an FTY when the top 6 contenders are all doing Amanars, why on earth would you think you’d make it!? Like, I’m thrilled she made Worlds in 2011 because she deserved that moment but after 2011, everyone else got stronger/better and she stayed at the same level she’d been at since 2009. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out you’re prob not making the Olympic team, and now that you’ll be in your 20s when the next games roll around and you haven’t competed in over two years, how is it possible your success is a given? Unless she is secretly training like, an Amanar and 6.0+ difficulty everywhere else, it’s just not gonna happen. Someone has to have told her this!? Is everyone in fantasy land? Dreams are great but you need to know your limits and be realistic about how far your abilities will take you. Or just move to like, Sweden or Puerto Rico or New Zealand so you can make this dream come true.

arabianpunchfront:

So I think someone did say this to Sabrina at some point. I remember in the last few articles leading up to Olympic Trials both Anna Li’s coaches/parents and Sabrina’s coaches made it clear that they were “aware.” Can’t remember who said what but one coach said the best we can hope for is alternate and another was… harsher. Sabrina’s coaches might have been the harsher ones because I remember us thinking that had something to do with the gym switch.

And I understand being realistic and all to your gymnast. What bothered me is like telling news articles before they’re gonna compete that you don’t really think the person/child that you have been training their entire life doesn’t have a shot. On both sides, I thought it was kinda messed up. 

Which is worse…? Crushing disappointment being filmed on a live telecast or managed expectations (with possibly crushing disappointment) prior to the event. I feel like Kennedy Bake could be used as a great example of managed expectations. She was basically thrilled just to be at Olympic trials. 

And I think youre right about it being Sabrina’s coaches because Tim was talking about it during trials that “someone got it in her head” and that their goal for her was alternate.