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tapemachinesarerolling:

Everyone’s talking a lot about Brock, and rightfully so, because he delivered the ass-stomping of a lifetime in the most one-sided major wrestling match I can remember ever seeing, but let’s not forget to appreciate what John Cena did in this match. He delivered yet again in the big event, adding another great match to his legacy. But the way he did it is what’s special. There was zero ego in John Cena’s performance tonight. He got basically two hope spots, and they were both brief.
He got Brock with the Attitude Adjustment for a near-fall on pure adrenaline. Lesnar kicked out. Lesnar then laughed at his pitiful effort — that pitiful effort being Cena’s best, most devastating maneuver.
He got the STF locked on. Lesnar struggled a bit, feigned tapping, and then just rolled Cena over and beat the shit out of him some more, making it read as if Lesnar had played possum, toying with Cena and the audience, as he had done all night.
To go out there, as the biggest star in the industry, and get chucked around the ring on 16 German suplexes and two F5s, to not even have a true glimmer of hope at any point in the match, to take that severe an ass-kicking, says a lot about John Cena’s dedication to what he does. He knows this is a great story. And it is.
I don’t think Rocky III is a very good movie, but the Clubber Lang-Rocky Balboa rivalry in that movie is sort of reminiscent of this, and Cena will eventually come back, train for the fight of his life, against all odds, and more likely than not, he’s going to be the guy who beats Lesnar for the title. That probably makes a lot of people groan right now, but give it the respect it deserves, and let it play out, if that is indeed the road they wind up taking with this. Cena gave Lesnar everything in this match. For fans who wanted to see John Cena beaten, he took it to another level. It was borderline uncomfortable the way he was completely manhandled by Lesnar, who did as he pleased the entire match.
Where this differs from Rocky III, however, is that the excuse for Balboa losing to Lang the first time was that he had been fed a series of cupcake fights to capitalize on his fame, to keep him winning, to keep him the face of his sport. Cena hasn’t done that. He’s beaten all the top contenders, he’s been the true face of WWE for a decade, he’s won every war he’s ever fought, even if he’s lost a lot of battles.
So unlike Lang, who destroyed a champion who can reasonably be called unprepared, Lesnar went out and decimated The Man. He made John Cena, and thus everyone else on the WWE roster, look like a joke in comparison. It wasn’t hard for Lesnar. He didn’t overcome. He didn’t win a back-and-forth, grueling affair. Brock Lesnar beat John Cena worse than anyone has ever been beaten at this level, 100% legally, no weapons, no interference, nothing. And there was even a sense of mercy in his body language, too. As if he could have done worse had he felt the need to do anything more than hurl the 15-time world champion around the ring like a rag doll.
There are a lot of great wrestling matches all the time, even just in WWE. This was something different. This was special. And Cena deserves as much credit as Lesnar for making it what it was.

tapemachinesarerolling:

Everyone’s talking a lot about Brock, and rightfully so, because he delivered the ass-stomping of a lifetime in the most one-sided major wrestling match I can remember ever seeing, but let’s not forget to appreciate what John Cena did in this match. He delivered yet again in the big event, adding another great match to his legacy. But the way he did it is what’s special. There was zero ego in John Cena’s performance tonight. He got basically two hope spots, and they were both brief.

  1. He got Brock with the Attitude Adjustment for a near-fall on pure adrenaline. Lesnar kicked out. Lesnar then laughed at his pitiful effort — that pitiful effort being Cena’s best, most devastating maneuver.
  2. He got the STF locked on. Lesnar struggled a bit, feigned tapping, and then just rolled Cena over and beat the shit out of him some more, making it read as if Lesnar had played possum, toying with Cena and the audience, as he had done all night.

To go out there, as the biggest star in the industry, and get chucked around the ring on 16 German suplexes and two F5s, to not even have a true glimmer of hope at any point in the match, to take that severe an ass-kicking, says a lot about John Cena’s dedication to what he does. He knows this is a great story. And it is.

I don’t think Rocky III is a very good movie, but the Clubber Lang-Rocky Balboa rivalry in that movie is sort of reminiscent of this, and Cena will eventually come back, train for the fight of his life, against all odds, and more likely than not, he’s going to be the guy who beats Lesnar for the title. That probably makes a lot of people groan right now, but give it the respect it deserves, and let it play out, if that is indeed the road they wind up taking with this. Cena gave Lesnar everything in this match. For fans who wanted to see John Cena beaten, he took it to another level. It was borderline uncomfortable the way he was completely manhandled by Lesnar, who did as he pleased the entire match.

Where this differs from Rocky III, however, is that the excuse for Balboa losing to Lang the first time was that he had been fed a series of cupcake fights to capitalize on his fame, to keep him winning, to keep him the face of his sport. Cena hasn’t done that. He’s beaten all the top contenders, he’s been the true face of WWE for a decade, he’s won every war he’s ever fought, even if he’s lost a lot of battles.

So unlike Lang, who destroyed a champion who can reasonably be called unprepared, Lesnar went out and decimated The Man. He made John Cena, and thus everyone else on the WWE roster, look like a joke in comparison. It wasn’t hard for Lesnar. He didn’t overcome. He didn’t win a back-and-forth, grueling affair. Brock Lesnar beat John Cena worse than anyone has ever been beaten at this level, 100% legally, no weapons, no interference, nothing. And there was even a sense of mercy in his body language, too. As if he could have done worse had he felt the need to do anything more than hurl the 15-time world champion around the ring like a rag doll.

There are a lot of great wrestling matches all the time, even just in WWE. This was something different. This was special. And Cena deserves as much credit as Lesnar for making it what it was.

geeksinmalaysia:

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Check out three rad new prints in our Liberty Art Fabrics collection.

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moemoekyuuun:

Kotobuki Tsumugi - K-ON!! Episode 14

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doctorwho:


BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.
We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.


Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*

Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.


While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.

Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:

Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!

Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!” 

Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community? 

While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there. 


With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.

Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers. 

doctorwho:

BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.

We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.
Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*
Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.
While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.
Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:
Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!
Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!” 
Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community? 
While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there. 
With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.
Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers. 
doctorwho:

hallowholmes:

Day sixteen: Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?
"I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going. Home. The long way around."
I cried during this scene. As the Eleventh Doctor took his place amongst all the rest, and you just stare at your screen as it zooms out to show all the Doctors, with William Hartnell standing proudly behind them… It just kind of seems like, "Look at where we started, and look how far we’ve come." It’s been over 50 years since this show began. 50 years! It’s been happy, and sad, and silly, and solemn… The Doctor has gone through so many challenges, both in his own world and the real one. And yet, he’s prevailed. He’s brought people joy, and gotten them through hardships, and even saved their lives, and that’s not just on screen. Because so many people have loved the Doctor, from the day he first appeared on screen in 1963 all the way to today. It’s thanks to them, to us, that the Doctor continues to live on, and it almost felt like this scene was saying thank you for that.

Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?

Truth

doctorwho:

hallowholmes:

Day sixteen: Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?

"I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going. Home. The long way around."

I cried during this scene. As the Eleventh Doctor took his place amongst all the rest, and you just stare at your screen as it zooms out to show all the Doctors, with William Hartnell standing proudly behind them… It just kind of seems like, "Look at where we started, and look how far we’ve come." It’s been over 50 years since this show began. 50 years! It’s been happy, and sad, and silly, and solemn… The Doctor has gone through so many challenges, both in his own world and the real one. And yet, he’s prevailed. He’s brought people joy, and gotten them through hardships, and even saved their lives, and that’s not just on screen. Because so many people have loved the Doctor, from the day he first appeared on screen in 1963 all the way to today. It’s thanks to them, to us, that the Doctor continues to live on, and it almost felt like this scene was saying thank you for that.

Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?

Truth

(Source: hallowholmes)