"the arrow cave will get fuller, and it will get emptier, but the core team will always remain intact. it’s what has saved oliver’s life; without diggle and felicity, we wouldn’t have oliver where he is emotionally or as a superhero at this point." - david ramsey (x)
“Few would ever consider describing Lahm as the best player in the world. That is a title that is exclusively the preserve of the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Neymar … It seems unfair, though, to suggest that what Lahm does somehow requires less talent, less ability. To read a game, to have the instinct to understand exactly what is about to happen in three, five, ten seconds into the future: that is a gift. To be able to tune into the subtle rhythm of a game, to perceive the pattern of play, to twist it and contort it just a little to give your side an infinitesimal advantage: that is a gift. To make what you want to happen, happen: that, too, is a gift, and it is a gift Lahm has in abundance.” - ESPN’s Rory Smith
Inspiring Change and an End to Child Marriage with @stephsinclairpix
“She looked at me with tears in her eyes and spoke quietly, ‘In my whole life, I have never felt love.’ I continued to hear similar stories as I traveled, researching and photographing child marriage in countries like Nepal, Ethiopia, India and Yemen, Tanzania, South Sudan and even Europe and the US,” says photographer Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix), who has spent more than a decade documenting the abuse of women and girls around the world.
"I wanted to make sure that we got these images and stories in front of diplomats and policy makers who could enforce laws and support programs to provide more protection for these girls," she says. "I was sure if the rest of the world understood their lives as I had come to, real change wouldn’t be far behind."
I think Hiccup and Astrid are the best animated couple ever.
I love how their relationship isn’t a major plot point for the films. Astrid isn’t there as a reward for the hero, she is also his best friend (next to Toothless of course). She didn’t stop being a warrior after she became a love interest (and Hiccup wouldn’t want her to, he loves her for it).
They talk about their problems. They fight their enemies together. And they trust each other.
awards I’d give if I was a somebody but sadly I am a nobodythe world cup according to me
Some notes on the German team’s attitude during and after the 7-1 semi-final against Brazil
Germany played with professionalism and wariness of their opponent:
- "Thomas Müller sprinted past Marcelo into oceans of space as Miroslav Klose received the ball with his back to goal, but Klose did not spot the run, and therefore didn’t play the pass. Muller screamed at him, furious he had been denied a golden opportunity in the opening stages of what seemed likely to be a tight, tense game." (The Guardian)
- Bastian Schweinsteiger yelled at Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira to get their midfield shape back when they were 5-0 up during the flurry of Brazil chances at the start of the second half. (ESPN commentators)
- Bastian Schweinsteiger yelled at Mesut Ozil for missing a sitter at 7-0 up. (ESPN commentators)
- Manuel Neuer pounded the turf and screamed at his defence for letting Oscar peel off the last defender and score Brazil’s only goal.