"Work ethic eliminates fear.  If you put forth the work, then what are you fearing?  You know what you’re capable of doing and what you’re not."

"The greatest thing about the game of basketball, to me, is the passion.  The love that I have for it.  Because when you have love for anything, you’ll go to the extreme to maintain that love.  That’s what love does.  Love drives you to do everything you need to maintain that connection.

If I didn’t have love for the game of basketball, all the things that I just panned out to you in my career would have never been achievable for me.  What was true in my love for the game that kept me pushing to be the best basketball player that I could be.  To be the best at anything, you gotta have a certain love for that to make you overcome all the obstacles that’s going to be thrown in your way.  That’s what the game of basketball has been for me.”

Solid documentary on a living legend, Lucia Rijker.

For the uninitiated, Rijker is the “most dangerous woman in the world.”  She’s undefeated with a boxing record of 17-0 (14 KOs), a kickboxing record of 37-0 (25 KOs), and winner of five world championships.  Ridiculous.

Not only is she a beast physically and technically but you can also tell how mentally and spiritually strong she is from the documentary.  I can only imagine what she could’ve done as an MMA fighter, considering she started training in judo at the age of six.  AND she’s beautiful?  GTFOH.

We’re not as far off from this as you may think.
Since this is Microsoft’s vision, it involves Kinect-like technology.

My latest obsession is female MMA fighters.

With the first-ever female UFC fight coming up on Saturday and Liz Carmouche being the first openly gay fighter in the UFC, it’s historical all around.  It also got me schooling myself on the pioneering and headlining ladies of the sport: current superstar Ronda Rousey, the controversial Cris Cyborg, and the original face of womyn’s MMA / fighter-turned-actor Gina Carano.

It’s a natural evolution for me.  Michelle Rodriguez’s breakout performance in Girlfight was a pivotal moment that got me emotionally invested in boxing.  She and that movie embodied so much of my identity in high school.

Which brings me to the Fast and Furious 6.  Now, I lost interest in this series after the first movie; my ahead-of-the-curve crush on Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez were my only reasons for watching it.  Even after seeing Rodriguez’s return in the Fast 6 trailer during the Superbowl (and the Rock having replaced Vin Diesel on the crush tip a long time ago), it seemed more like a gimmick and not enough for me to go out of my way to watch in the theaters.  After seeing this trailer, though, I realized that Letty is probably a more central character than I thought.  And more importantly, she’s in a fight scene with Gina Carano!!!!  EPIC.

Loved Salma Hayek’s portrayal and interpretation of Elena Sanchez in Savages.  Possibly the only redeeming part of a movie that smacked of tired imperialist tropes.  I didn’t realize that she artistically directed so much of the character.  I want her wardrobe (and la reina lifestyle)!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/savages-salma-hayek-oliver-stone-benicio-del-toro-344665

And one more video for fun:
http://youtu.be/ult51tRcu7A

vaderwins:

desperation21:

probably will never stop reblogging this. 

ALWAYS reblog.

questionall:

These rape protesters in India might be our new favorite people. They’re reacting to widespread comments about skirts being the cause of rape, seriously. Let’s get something straight, the only thing responsible for rape is a rapist, if you’re blaming a woman’s clothes for her rape you’re clueless.

questionall:

These rape protesters in India might be our new favorite people. They’re reacting to widespread comments about skirts being the cause of rape, seriously.

Let’s get something straight, the only thing responsible for rape is a rapist, if you’re blaming a woman’s clothes for her rape you’re clueless.

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babyheroin:

Series of female mugshots from the 1960s. 

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annaharo:


White chocolate and orange sponge. (by delileh!)




Hmm… why have I never thought of this combination?

annaharo:

White chocolate and orange sponge. (by delileh!)

Hmm… why have I never thought of this combination?

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blogilates:

POP MASHUP of 2012!!!! YEAH!!!!

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