seanofkelley
seanofkelley:

Fight gone Bug. #crossfit

My workout this morning was Fight Gone Bad. The money raised by participants, through raffle tickets and t-shirt sales went to the Wounded Warrior Project and World Sport Chicago. I felt good and strong with the exception of my asthma, which is always an extra challenge. But I feel accomplished and that’s what matters.

Photo credit: seanofkelley.tumblr.com

seanofkelley:

Fight gone Bug. #crossfit

My workout this morning was Fight Gone Bad. The money raised by participants, through raffle tickets and t-shirt sales went to the Wounded Warrior Project and World Sport Chicago.

I felt good and strong with the exception of my asthma, which is always an extra challenge. But I feel accomplished and that’s what matters.

Photo credit: seanofkelley.tumblr.com
neil-gaiman

snowbouquet asked:

What's your opinion on there being "fake" and "real" fans/nerds?

neil-gaiman answered:

Until I meet any obviously fake human beings — and I think they’d have to be held together with glue, or have the eyes painted on, or really be dolls or slugs or something — I think all people, not to mention fans, nerds, geeks and suchlike are real.

Some people haven’t read/seen/done as much as others. Some people haven’t been around as long. Some people wear T-shirts without knowing everything about what the T-shirt represents. But they are still real, and (and this is the important bit) everybody starts somewhere

People at my signings sometimes tell me, apologetically, that they aren’t real fans, they’ve only read one book or a single comic, not like the people who know every obscure reference I make and win quizzes on my life and times that I would probably fail. And I tell them I’m glad they read the book. And I am.

Oh, Neil Gaiman, I am so very fond of you.

The assumption is that Geek/Nerd culture would be an inclusive one as it has often been the culture of outcasts is sadly not always the case. I’ve been very fortunate to find a group of nerdy friends who are very inclusive, but I also have felt that I am not geeky/nerdy enough while attending a convention or an event.  I’ve hesitated to wear a costume because I worry about people quizzing me on my knowledge of that thing, picking out the flaws or inaccuracies in the costume or assuming that I’m wearing that thing for male attention.  This is strongly related to the specific "Fake Geek Girl" thing where there is a false assumption that a girl is wearing/attending something geeky/nerdy not because she loves said thing, but because she has an ulterior, non-geeky/nerdy motive (she wants sex, she wants a boyfriend, blah blah blah).

I think this issue is important to all women, not just those of us that love Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Legend of Korra (post forthcoming), Game of Thrones, etc, etc, etc. This is an issue where women feel that they cannot be themselves when they have every right to feel comfortable in their own skin. What to be muscular and functionally strong? Want to let your geek/nerd flag fly?  What to shave your head? Want to be the breadwinner? Want to be who you are? Do it. And support others to do it. 

herricaneamber

Anonymous asked:

Why would you wanna be bulky?! Isn't that every girl's nightmare

nicesquatrack answered:

Because in my world, being bulky isn’t a bad thing. I am not a fan of the “don’t worry, lifting won’t make you bulky and manly” trend those fitblr gals and guys spew all over tumblr, because 1) some girls do get bulky, 2) being bulky does not equal looking manly and aesthetically displeasing, and 3) I do not lift for aesthetics. I love my beefy shoulders. My friends can cry on them when they’re sad, and have you any idea how good I am at huggin’? Embrace the bulk, it’s fabulous. 

And I LOVE this response.

At what point does physical strength become a trait reserved for men? When exactly do you cross the line? Is it the same point where courage becomes having balls? The same point where getting it done becomes manning up? Why is there no female corollary for these terms? And why do I, as a feminist, continue to use the dude ones?”

Pro-runner Lauren Fleshman on feminism, fashion and femininity in the age of the female athlete. 

geekygirlfitness-deactivated201

dahbahtman:

winter-is-coming-for-hitler:

draelogor:

darkchocolateandtea:

fuckingconversations:

teamfreekickass:

spiffypop:

thebraveandmischievous:

housetohalf:

mysnarkasm:

When I grow up I want to be Ming-Na Wen.

She’s the voice of Mulan, as if she wasn’t amazing enough.

She broke it with her fingers. Not a fist, her fingers.

Girl is 50 years old.

FIFTY. YEARS. OLD.

fun fact: When you break things with your hands like that you have t break your fingers on purpose before so that they heal stronger. So basically this woman is so badass she broke her hands just to do this. 

You asshat, you’re making it sound like she snaps her fingers in half. 

Martial artists like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee (and yes, fucking Ming-Na Wen, that beautiful badass) will build up their bone strength by repeatedly (and fairly gently) striking sand, gravel, wood and steel - this creates tons of microfractures in their bones (smaller than even a hairline fracture) so the bones will heal over again and make the bones stronger and denser with increased deposits of calcium. 

This has to be done over long-ass periods of time, so the bones have time to heal, and none of the fractures expand into actual breaks. 

Oh, and she’s doing precise-ass kicks in HIGH HEELS. 

she kicks ass like a coursing river

with all the force of a great typhoon

and all the strength of a raging fire

And is as mysterious as the dark side of the moon

For a little bit o’ fun. Ming-na Wen is such a bad ass.

Also, Clark Gregg’s face.

Say what you want about CrossFit, but it has undoubtedly helped the shift from “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” to “strong is the new skinny.”  I myself have experienced the shift from: “I want to be small and skinny” to “I want to strong and healthy.”  
That said, I, along with many many other women and CrossFit athletes, was very dismayed when I saw Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Box Magazine cover. Regardless of what Box Magazine will admit to, it is clear that Camille’s waist and abs have been heavily photoshopped. AND CAMILLE IS PERFECT!  She’s undoubtedly beautiful, but she also has an attainable physique full of muscle, curves and yes, some body fat. 
I hope Box Magazine will learn from this lesson, but honestly, it wont be enough. Until the world outside of the female athlete-dom gets with the program and actually takes strides to publish pictures of women of all shapes and sizes, we will have too many women with eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorders.
Breaking Muscle has a pretty great article on this specific situation. I urge you to read it and share.
http://breakingmuscle.com/crossfit/camille-leblanc-bazinet-strong-real-and-less-than-perfect

Say what you want about CrossFit, but it has undoubtedly helped the shift from “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” to “strong is the new skinny.”  I myself have experienced the shift from: “I want to be small and skinny” to “I want to strong and healthy.”  

That said, I, along with many many other women and CrossFit athletes, was very dismayed when I saw Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Box Magazine cover. Regardless of what Box Magazine will admit to, it is clear that Camille’s waist and abs have been heavily photoshopped. AND CAMILLE IS PERFECT!  She’s undoubtedly beautiful, but she also has an attainable physique full of muscle, curves and yes, some body fat. 

I hope Box Magazine will learn from this lesson, but honestly, it wont be enough. Until the world outside of the female athlete-dom gets with the program and actually takes strides to publish pictures of women of all shapes and sizes, we will have too many women with eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorders.

Breaking Muscle has a pretty great article on this specific situation. I urge you to read it and share.

http://breakingmuscle.com/crossfit/camille-leblanc-bazinet-strong-real-and-less-than-perfect

fit-feminist
wingsonghalo:

qelato:

anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.


why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

I actually had to do this once. She lived.

if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.

Wow I did not know about this feature but I’m really glad I do now.


Important.

wingsonghalo:

qelato:

anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:

IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.

1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.

2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.

3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”

4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”

5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.

TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.

Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.

why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

I actually had to do this once. She lived.

if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.

Wow I did not know about this feature but I’m really glad I do now.

Important.