I’m actually totally and completely apathetic about this song, but my best friend thinks it’s the best song on the album, too! So it’s a thing! Maybe it’s one of those I’ll listen to three months from now and suddenly love, but so far I’ve been consistently ehhh about it.
Well, there are about a hundred different levels in which you can invest in gymnastics, so you’ll first have to decide what exactly interests you. For example, I typically only follow the women’s elite/senior American gymnasts and competitions. But there’s also endless international competitions, the whole junior division, men’s, college, etc. I’d say your best introduction would probably be Worlds, which is in October. That’s where the best of the best internationally will be, so you’ll really get to see all the top gymnasts competing right now. From there, you’ll undoubtedly find certain gymnasts that you’re drawn to, and you can see where/when they’ll be competing again (although Worlds is generally the end of the season, so you might have to wait a while to see them compete again). Does that help any?
Kyla Ross is. She hasn’t stopped competing since London. McKayla Maroney is recovering from surgery, but should be back next season. Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are both in training and are looking to start competing next season, as well (but they’ve both been “expecting” to compete for awhile, so this could be pushed off again). Jordyn Wieber is at UCLA and doesn’t seem to be actively training right now, but I wouldn’t count her out for an attempt to come back closer to Rio.
They really should just tell Simone to sit down and have the rest of them compete for 2nd.
Mine consists of that, minus laundry but plus babysitting in a very large “Hampton’s” mansion (a la Revenge)
WANNA TRADE, SAM?
It’ll be on NBC at 8, but you can also stream it here. Though, fyi, Simone Biles is ahead by like a solid three points going into tonight, so I’m not sure it’s going to be a particularly thrilling comp in terms of who will win. But the race for silver/bronze should be interesting.
My entire Saturday evening is going to consist of gymnastics nationals and laundry and personally I consider that a victory.
You can find them all on the next Comm chapter page. Also under the ‘snippet’ or ‘chapter 26’ tags.
#ForeverFail with snippets. But here it is! Don’t pull out the pitchforks if some parts of this are tweaked in the final chapter. This is what happens when I go back and read earlier bits—indeccisssionnn, doubbbbttt, devestationnnn.
But huzzah all the same! I think you’ll start getting some idea about what’s going on with our good friends Lily and James and something about stand-ins har har harrr ;D
Am presently stuck at impossibly long dinner. If I don’t escape soon, I will post the snippet tomorrow. #failfailfaillllllsorreysorrrrrrrysorrryy
(Though on the bright side, it IS a funny one, featuring 3 out of 4 marauders and the topic of love and also some strong clues about the title I still haven’t decided on)
(Yes, he’s the one out of four)
(But that’s spoilery in itself, yes?)
(Can you tell I don’t trust tags while using mobile?)
(Also this dinner is boring)
(lbr…we all thought Taylor had some sudden fixation with bakers)
I didn’t hate it at first, but I was pretty ehh and whatever it’s a single I never really love her singles, but after listening to it (repeatedly) today…it is super catchy. I like it. It’s fun. Like I said before, I have some reservations about this late 80s/pop inspiration, but I had reservations about Red too and I ended up loving that album, schizophrenic as it was. So I am hopeful. Taylor has never let me down before.
Then come off anon and I can continuously stalk you back. ;P
You do know Commentarius isn’t being updated tomorrow, right?
Unless this is talking about something else?
Please be talking about something else. But 1 year anniversary has me thinking otherwise…ah. Sorry. I’m not sure where the lines got crossed but there will be no update tomorrow. There was never going to be an update tomorrow. I’ll post a snippet, as you all deserve such things for your patience, but there will be no chapter. I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry?
INFALLIBLE | INTOLERABLE
infallible: a commentarius fanmix for lily evans. for the girl with red hair, who loves rice and is moving to guam, who is afraid of change and afraid to love [listen]
i. toes - lights // ii. everything has changed ft. ed sheeran - taylor swift // iii. heart attack - demi lovato // iv. addicted to love - alex and sierra // v. movie loves a screen - april smith and the great picture show // vi. bubbly - colbie caillat // vii. please don’t say you love me - gabrielle aplin // viii. i wouldn’t mind - he is we // ix. pompeii - bastille // x. just give me a reason ft. nate ruess - pink // xi. skinny love - orla gartland // xii. november - gabrielle aplin // xiii. don’t forget - demi lovato // xiv. youth - daughter
intolerable: a commentarius fanmix for james potter. for the boy with hazel eyes, who loves lily and is dashingly clever, who is afraid of rejection and afraid of a broken heart. [listen]
i. can’t say no - april smith and the great picture show // ii. get out - casey abrams // iii. ho hey - the lumineers // iv. superman - joe brooks // v. give me love - ed sheeran // vi. tell me again - my name is you // vii. i’m yours - jason mraz // viii. change of seasons - sweet thing // ix. cold coffee - ed sheeran // x. all about us ft. owl city - he is we // xi. ours - taylor swift // xii. heavy things - memphis high // xiii. ignorance - paramore // xiv. say something - alex and sierra
[art by anxiouspineapples]
That is indeed what the crescendo thing is about, -ish. The general building sensations one feels, etc. Though, of course, Lily is saying she wasn’t living the crescendo life at that moment. Just playing a few scales. =P