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Hannibal, Hockey, and Feminism. Also other things, but mostly those three.

Serene in the light of burning bridges.

Subban has found an affinity for fashion. “My thing is to be one of the best-dressed guys in professional sports,” he says, noting his fondness for Italian fashion house Zegna. “I love the fact that when people are going to see me they’re going to see that I take pride in the way I dress.”

He dons a striking eggplant Sartorialto suit after the morning skate, and it’s obvious he not only cares about appearance, but an appearance with personality. “How’s the pocket square? Is it clean?” he asks, adjusting the white piece of fabric peeking from his jacket pocket. I nod, and he smiles, content with the sharp look.

He credits the team at Sartorialto, a Montreal-based tailor that custom makes most of his suits, for helping to elevate his fashion game. “He dares to wear different colours and different styles — he doesn’t shy away from being noticed,” says founder of Sartorialto Marc Patrick, describing a teal tuxedo they recently crafted for the Habs blueliner. “Who else will try to wear a teal tux? Not a lot of people have the guts.” - Off the Rink with P.K. Subban (Photos - 1, 3)

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Subban has found an affinity for fashion. “My thing is to be one of the best-dressed guys in professional sports,” he says, noting his fondness for Italian fashion house Zegna. “I love the fact that when people are going to see me they’re going to see that I take pride in the way I dress.”

He dons a striking eggplant Sartorialto suit after the morning skate, and it’s obvious he not only cares about appearance, but an appearance with personality. “How’s the pocket square? Is it clean?” he asks, adjusting the white piece of fabric peeking from his jacket pocket. I nod, and he smiles, content with the sharp look.

He credits the team at Sartorialto, a Montreal-based tailor that custom makes most of his suits, for helping to elevate his fashion game. “He dares to wear different colours and different styles — he doesn’t shy away from being noticed,” says founder of Sartorialto Marc Patrick, describing a teal tuxedo they recently crafted for the Habs blueliner. “Who else will try to wear a teal tux? Not a lot of people have the guts.” - Off the Rink with P.K. Subban (Photos - 1, 3)

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rachellgmh:

I love that these ladies basically sent these dudes howlers.

rachellgmh:

I love that these ladies basically sent these dudes howlers.

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usagimaree:

gobeautiful:

thelatestkate:

my therapist taught me to start thinking of my anxiety as my panicky friend

it’s working???

this is so cute omg

Woah this is super useful!!

improvisationalcouplings it works!

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simplypurkey:

jazzumon:

destielkills:

auntiesnixshipper:

awkwardteenagenerves:

discard-and-discover:

evolve-within:

disregardwomen:

When my mom’s out in public, she sends me pictures of lesbians she sees.

Jesus I envy that relationship. 

this is like the time when my mum took me bra shopping and the girl measuring me up was a lesbian and my mum said to me “i’ll go take a walk around the shop so you can talk to this nice young girl” and gave me a look as if to say “chat her up”. 

My mum tries to push me towards cute possibly gay girls and then disappears. She did it in Primark once and I found her hiding behind a pile of knickers, watching me.

i love all of your moms

When I was 17 I was convinced I was in love with the check out girl at the grocery store 5 minutes away from our house, so my dad went to get milk and somehow found an appropriate point in the conversation while buying a half gallon of milk to give her my number. Three days later she called me and asked if I wanted to come over “to watch a movie” and long story short my dad got me laid thanks dad.


That last story is worth reblogging

simplypurkey:

jazzumon:

destielkills:

auntiesnixshipper:

awkwardteenagenerves:

discard-and-discover:

evolve-within:

disregardwomen:

When my mom’s out in public, she sends me pictures of lesbians she sees.

Jesus I envy that relationship. 

this is like the time when my mum took me bra shopping and the girl measuring me up was a lesbian and my mum said to me “i’ll go take a walk around the shop so you can talk to this nice young girl” and gave me a look as if to say “chat her up”. 

My mum tries to push me towards cute possibly gay girls and then disappears. She did it in Primark once and I found her hiding behind a pile of knickers, watching me.

i love all of your moms

When I was 17 I was convinced I was in love with the check out girl at the grocery store 5 minutes away from our house, so my dad went to get milk and somehow found an appropriate point in the conversation while buying a half gallon of milk to give her my number. Three days later she called me and asked if I wanted to come over “to watch a movie” and long story short my dad got me laid thanks dad.

That last story is worth reblogging

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nearlyvintage:

Gillian Anderson

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Being a woman is kind of like being a cyclist in a city where all the cars represent men. You’re supposed to be able to share the road equally with cars, but that’s not how it works. The roads are built for cars and you spend a great deal of physical and mental energy being defensive and trying not to get hurt. Some of the cars WANT you to get hurt. They think you don’t have any place on the road at all. And if you do get hurt by a car, everyone makes excuses that it’s your fault.

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Pretty good.

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hellotailor:

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deadsmondmiles:

thanks to this shit storm im composing a letter to ubisoft instead of doing my homework so i can pass english

I’m going to get hate for this but I need to speak my mind. I have personally done work on game programming and it is easier to animate a male character as opposed to a female character. Why? Because the body structure is different! Females look different from males. They move different, they act different. Besides, even if it was easier to animate females it still wouldn’t fit with the theme. The setting is during the French Revolution! One of the bloodiest time periods in history and women had almost no rights during this time period. I’m not trying to be sexist, I support gender equality, however if you want to get pissed at a great game company because the main character doesn’t have a pair of tits be my guest. I will be happily playing AC: Unity once I get a PS4.

you really wanna do this buddy??? you really want to???????

wouldn’t fit with the theme? do you even know a fucking thing about the french revolution? actually do you know anything about assassin’s creed because the whole fuckin point is fighting for freedom and i fail to see how playing as a woman would disprove that point. also do you know women’s history at all? women have always been on the forefronts of revolutions and social upheavals. ALWAYS. A L W A Y S. our history and our support and our SUCCESS has been erased time and time again but it’s still fucking there. time to read it, hun.

people are pissed because ubisoft has animated females. they have an entire game featuring a woman and every co-op so far has had multiple female characters. they know how to fucking do it. women aren’t some kind of magical unicorn creature with fifty legs. 

charlotte corday was executed by guillotine in 1793 for the assassination (WOMAN ASSASSIN RIGHT HERE) of jean paul marat. 

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I love how the second commenter describes women as “moving different, acting different, having different bone structure.” Different from what? Women make up half the human population. They are not some weird, rare mutant version of men.

The “difference” between male and female bodies doesn’t make women HARDER TO ANIMATE. It’s just that after decades of ingrained misogyny in game design, animators and game designers have less practise at producing female characters. If you can design a goddamn troll or a dragon or a space alien, or animate the kind of superhuman physical feats achieved by the normal male characters in Assassin’s Creed, then you can work out how to animate a female body doing exactly the same shit the men are doing.

Actually, YOU OFTEN DON’T EVEN NEED TO WORK OUT NEW ANIMATION FOR FEMALE CHARACTERS. Here’s a quote from a lead developer on earlier Assassin’s Creed games, and Mass Effect:

"We made sure that their skeleton was identical so it could be shared across everything. I think maybe the female had shorter arms or something. We might have also replaced some animations like holding a gun or stuff, but otherwise they’re just shared across all the characters, all the different races.”

Yeah, sounds like way too much work.

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ladyicerology:

A photograph (at the link) and related account of early women’s hockey in London, ON.

Eldon House’s Amelia (Milly) Harris was the captain of one of two women’s teams playing on March 17, 1893. “Mrs. Widder only played a short time. I got a fall on the knee that was pretty sharp. It was very good fun,” the four-foot-11 dynamo Harris wrote in her diary.

A transcription of the diary is at Eldon House Heritage Site and Gardens, which is celebrating its 180th anniversary as the Memorial Cup junior hockey championship tournament goes nearby at Budweiser Gardens.

“I photographed the girls, very stiff,” Harris wrote. The photo is sometimes dated March 14, 1893. The diary suggests the game was actually St. Patrick’s Day that year.

On Milly’s team were “Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Widder, Miss L. Richardson (and) C. Parke.” Captain of the other team was “Miss Graydon” who had “Mrs. Gates, Mrs Paterson and Miss Farncombe” in her lineup. Mrs. Gates is not among those identified in the photo. Details about the other women would be welcomed here.

Some of the same players had been part of the season’s first game March 8. Milly’s team won 7-1. “Louisa Baldwin was too loose and wobbly,” Milly wrote in her diary of one unfortunate player.

“Very stiff after hockey,” she wrote of herself on March 9, 1893.

Milly Harris was about 25 when she was on the ice. She had often skated on the Thames as a child and complained about the inadequate blades of the day. The skates of 1893 seem to have been much better equipment.

Harris would live at Eldon House until 1959, the last of her family to command the iconic London home.

“She’s obviously a spunky kid,” Eldon House interpreter Cathy Luke said of Harris. Luke transcribed the diary and has found the 1893 hockey references soon melt away.

“This is a very short-lived thing. Suddenly, the hockey team doesn’t exist,” Luke said. It’s not clear why the Harris hockey team left the ice.

Still, there is evidence from Elgin County that women’s hockey flourished there into the 20th century.

“Women’s hockey was very popular in St. Thomas until about 1930,” said Elgin County Museum curator Michael Baker. A photograph circa 1905 shows a women’s game at the old Granite Arena on Metcalfe St., south of Talbot St. The arena, built in 1878, held a natural ice surface for curling and skating. It was demolished shortly after the curling club relocated in 1954, Baker said.

It’s kind of amazing to me how it seems like there’s a ton of really, really old photographs and accounts of women playing hockey. Which is fantastic… yet it disappears in the middle of the 20th century (you never see photos of women’s hockey from the 1960s, for example) before re-emerging later, which seems sort of counterintuitive.

I think the women’s game started to die out post WWII with men returning from war and also the rise of the NHL and professional sports. There is a great chapter from the book, On the Edge: Women Making Hockey History, that draws a correlation between the rise of the NHL within the media in Canada and how it pulled coverage away from all amateur sports, including women’s sports like hockey in the late 1930’s. Add to that a lot of the great women’s players from that first heyday in the 20’s and 30’s aging out through the 50’s without being replaced with younger stars and you definitely have the makings for a drought.

I think the 60’s to 70’s are when we start to see the beginning of the re-emergence of the women’s game with the Hoffman case, Brown University and the other Ivy’s sanctioning the sport at the college level in the US, women’s tournaments in Canada, etc. It’s definitely hard to find coverage of the game during that time compared to the earlier days as so much traction in growing the game was wiped out.

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