Sunday, March 30, 2008
Numero Dos: WTF, Vogue? again, this time for including Chellsie Loser Memmel instead of one of my insanely cool heros: Shayla Worley. I personally believe since Chellsie hasn't done much, she doesn't deserve to be included in Vogue. Now Shayla on the other hand, most certaintly does. Plus she kinda sorta looks like a model anyway. WTF?
Now moving on to the second topic of this entry... the one way arguement part. I am sick and tired of hearing about the "old guard" vs "new guard". It's probably insanely and absolutely retarded. Truly, because everyone is out the like: "Oh my gosh, people don't give old guard as much credit, they worked so hard..." and blah blah blah blah blah blah.
No one is arguing for the new guard so you can quit your whining. Seriously no one is saying the old guard is bad. hence the reason its a one way arguement. I could careless their age. They're all freakin gymnasts!! Shawn is 16 and Nastia is 18. Shawn is made out to be the devil by some people because she's too young and "ripping" the thrown away from nastia. [seriously, some people make it sound like she had a gun and was threating Nastia]
I mean come on! If you root for the old guard now, and they win. then the old guard will retire and the new guard becomes the old guard. isn't it the point to do it while your young.
whatever, i blame chellsie memmel and elfi schlagel [but mostley elfi]
Saturday, March 29, 2008
she's probably the ost amazing gymnast i've ever seen
no joke people. i mean seriously if i had a dollar for everytime she pointed her toes...
i would have a lot of money [math isn't my best subject]
anyway the point is she's a goddess as many people have already stated and aided her in her attempts to be a front runner in the race for 2012.
The Bad News:
yes, there will always be bad news, no matter how much you absolutely love and adore a gymnast, there will always be something i can find that bothers me. I am a very optimistic person, but i see all the cons too. When i'm in my 'optimistic' mood i tend to ignore them. But seriously, name a gymnast. I'll find the pro... and the con.
she kind of looks like a monkey. now i know thats not "politically correct" or "polite" or "nice" or "any other word i could think of to put in quotations" but... i think it's true. so be it if you don't , but it's kind of a complement coming from me because:
A) i couldn't find anything else wrong with this girl [oh, i searched]
B) okay there is no B get over it.
ICGURM: International Club of Good UnRecognized Montagers
Okay well the title isn't catchy... at all, but still.
Anywho, guidelines to being in this club are as follows:
1) you have to make montages
2) they have to be semi-decent [this will be voted on by chair peeps]
3) you have to be classified as "unrecognized"
which means that you can't have more than 5 montages over 10,000 views.
since i've never had a montage of 10,000 views, this pends no problem to me [still some hard feelings about that]
anyway, there will be two other chair people in this club [if they choose to be super nice and except]
they would be:
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
anyway, so I have decided to make a list of my own. It shall be entitled:
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
okay, if you didn't absolutely laugh for about 10 minutes after seeing this video then there is something wrong with you.
i would rather shoot myself in the ovaries than take lessons on how to do a backhandspring from chellsie memmel.
okay.. well maybe i wouldn't take it as far as shooting myself in the ovaries. that could be potentially problematic if i ever want to have kids... okay lets say I would rather shoot my sister in the ovaries. That works. I doubt she'll be using them anytime soon anyway. And besides there are lots of kids in the world in need of adoption.
well i got a little off track. allow me to get myself back on it.. okay i'm good.
so, chellsie starts out the video trying to amaze us "non-talented athletes" by doing a simple layout that any of the 5 year old teammates could throw after one week in a gym.
well big whoop. I'm not going to be disguised by your smile and 'happy go lucky' attitude Ms. Memmel. No, i am smarter than that.
So she continues to talk condesendedly to us about how to do a correct backhandspring.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Name: Skyler Memmel
Birthday: Jan. 17, 1997 <--- oh sucks for her. 2012 b-day is '96
Club: M&M <--- psh figures
Level: Hopes Pre-Elite
2008 PKI Qualifier- VT
2006 L8 Meet- UB
2008 PKI Qualifier- BB
2008 PKI Qualifier- FX
Name: Bailey Fitzpatrick <--- says in her profile and i quote:
"She also has competed as a level nine at some invitationals."
Birthday: Jan. 22, 1997 <--- again, that sucks
Club: M&M <--- WTF?!?!?
Level: Hopes Pre-Elite
2008 PKI Qualifier- VT <--- this one made me cry. A tsuk?!?!? and a bad one at that
2008 PKI Qualifier- UB
2008 PKI Qualifier- BB
2008 PKI Qualifier- FX <--- the front handspring, front full was muy bonita!
Name: Allyson Nied
Birthday: Sept. 1, 1997
Club: Texas Dreams <--- yay! not M&M!
Numero Quattro: [yes, i know thats not how you spell cuatro]
Name: Erica Len
Birthday: Oct. 2, 1997
Club: GAA <--- what the hell is "GAA"?!?!?!
2008 PKI Qualifier- VT
2008 PKI Qualifier- FX <--- well at least she attempted a double pike!
Name: Hanna Duncan <--- it says "she has also competed as a level nine at some meets"
Birthday: April 7, 1996 <--- ellllligable!
Club: M&M <--- I'm going to kill myself. It's like God is mocking me.
Level: Hopes Pre-Elite
2008 PKI Qualifier- UB
^^I love how she just collapses over the bar for her shoot over, now thats STYLE!
2008 PKI Qualifier- BB
Anyway, my point is. These girls are too young.Period. Especially the one's where it says "she competed as a level nine once"
thats like me putting in my profile: "one time i sorta kinda not really did a double full...it was close enough"
yeah so thats my story. look them up and either be amazed, or laugh at them. I personally did both at the same time.
Big thanks goes out to miss yeger: www.youtube.com/missyeger
and my ever favorite hero: www.gym-stlye.com
For those calling for a boycott of the 2008 olympics:
Now, I'm not saying this because I disagree with your sentiments. I do agree. I honestly do think that Tibet is an important issue that needs more media attention. But calling for a boycott isn't the way to do it. Why? Because you're essentially asking the estimated 600-700 athletes that the U.S. believes will be competing to sacrifice their childhood dreams, the years they spent training and sacrificing many aspects of their own lives. Fuck you. Think about the athletes, please. Take gymnastics for example: most of these gymnasts don't have another four years of dieting, strenuous training 25-36 hours a week, intense competition schedules (a few of the U.S. gymnasts just went through a series of Pan-American Games, Nationals, training camp, and World Championships in a span of about six weeks), injuries and recovery, training camps etc., on top of schooling and trying to stay on top while new and younger talent is coming in, in them. And that would be on top of the massive disappointment you hit them with. Talk to the gymnasts who were pumped for the 1980 Games only to find out that the U.S. was boycotting. Many of them have said that there is a hole in them because of a dream unfulfilled.No. If YOU believe in something so much, then YOU sacrifice yourself for them. Don't ask others to do it for you. That's supremely unfair.The Olympics aren't the podium for politics. 1972, 1980, and 1984 taught us those lessons. Any and all politics between the U.S. and China will be symbolically played out in the medal counts. A boycott wouldn't accomplish much anyway because not enough countries would be willing to participate for it to make a big enough dent. Wouldn't the U.S. beating China in medal counts on their home turf pack a more powerful punch than any boycott would? I can guarantee that both countries are working their athletes much harder because both want to top the other. I can also guarantee that there will be athletes who agree with your sentiments, but will not say anything publicly because they know they will face a permanent ban from China, therefore ruining their Olympic dreams. They probably also think that beating China on their turf will show more than a boycott.And please, George Bush will never call for a boycott. And if he does, it won't be because he cares about human rights or Tibet.Not only does one need to learn to pick and choose their battles, they need to learn to pick and choose when they will fight their battles and who is going to do the necessary sacrifices for them.
P.S. BTW, we knew what Hitler was doing and yet we still attended the 1936 Games. Just sayin'.
*This is just C&P'ed from a rant I did in my LiveJournal*<--- go to her/his livejournal please because i now love this person.
i also enjoy hatsumomo's amazingly cool avatar on wwgym: it is a picture of nastia at the 2007 Worlds winning beam, and under it are the words: Suck It Al
that is all: its copyrighted to Hatsumomo just to let you know, since everything is copyrighted these days
Sunday, March 23, 2008
me and gracefulone were talking, and we both agree that 8 year olds should stop rushing to HOPES/Pre-elie. I mean, i hate that USAG developed that. Its great for some gymnasts, but now everyone is doing it. Now, a bunch of 8-10 year olds, [who belong in level 8 and 9] are rushing off to national competitions [with their level 8 and 9 skills] and not taking the time to perfect any form. I mean look at Skylar Memmel: she really doesn't have good form on many things. She is just too young and is doing skills most level 9's can do around the country, if not less. Her cast to handstands have a huge arch, and she is competing a yurchenko pike. I mean come on! Now that they let level 8's do yurchenkos, as soon as a little kid gets one they try to qualify for elite.
And they just totally are skipping level 10! which i personally think is a bad idea. I think a good way to go into elite, is to go through the JO Nationals [and other JO escapades] and then try for elite. I just personally think that if i was a coach, thats how i would do it. I think that proves that a gymnast can handle being at a high level. I mean it's not like if these girls went to level 10 that they would be 'held back' because they are only doing skils of a level 8 or 9.
Now of course i'm not entirely blaming the coaches, because i'm sure a large quantitiy of those coaches are getting mentally abused by over obsessive mothers that now believe that their daughter is quote unquote "the next star"
well i got news for ya mommy dearest: SHES NOT
not to say someone coming out of this system doesn't have as much of a chance as anyone, i mean look at Ivana Hong:
^^thats at the 2003 American Challenge where she demonstrated good form and technique, until she chucked and crash landed a double lay. Not her best, but still she is a fairly successful gymnast today.
All i'm saying is that these girls should wait a few years, get the form and the consistency and then move up. Competing at such a high level will wear them out, especially if they are going to do it for 8 years!
Not feeling the love right now.
I know i'm not as popular as Ashleyakaflipper, but how did she get so many people to watch her videos? I mean they're good, but so are Charloadams and mine. Of course charlotte is more popular than me too.
I guess it's because i've only been on youtube for 10 months. Well, when do i start getting more people? i have like 92 subscriptions [which is good can't complain] but i can't seem to get more than 300 views on my vids.
And 300 is pretty sad. The movie 300 was good... but that amount of views, not so much.
Of course my Thriller video got 8,000 views. [the one coincidently, mileycyrus990 stole from me]
but that was uploaded about 9 months ago. [haha 9 months...]
anyway, my point is if you are on youtube, subscribe to me, i'll subscribe to you, watch me videos, i'll watch yours and we'll all be one big happy family k?
oh and vote for the MONTAGE AWARDS!!
i'm sorry it's so difficult to read, but Mileycyrus990 thinks that i actually did cry for hours at night, and i actually was hurt by what she said. Oh well, she's stupid and is really bad at spelling. I don't think i'll post much more on her because she just wants attention, and i would hate to give her any of that.
after all, she is only in 3rd grade. girl's like that have other things to do like:
1) vote for the kid's choice awards
2) watch hannah montana
3) learn the high school musical choreography
4) keep believing that one day their dreams can come true
5) after all, they still need more time to steal my montages
and if your reading mileycyrus990, HI! HOW ARE YOU?!? luv ya!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
oh, and this entire entry will be written with intense sarcasm unless specified otherwise
I am now starting an ongoing segment entitled:
LITTLE KIDS WHO CAN'T MAKE MONTAGES
here's the deal-- Mileycyrus990 is one of those weird Disney freaks who enjoy making montages of Miley Cyrus mouthing words and dancing with Lily while High School Musical music plays in the background.
Whatever, i don't care. I am only 15, and i am guilty of watching quite a bit of disney channel myself, but thats not the point Moving on --->
so anyway, this 'Mileycyrus990' girl starts making montages of Shawn Johnson on youtube because if there is a cross over from Disney--- to gymnastics, its through the wonderful bridge of Shawn Johnson. Most of those disney freaks make montages of only her in addition to their other disney escapades.
'Mileycyrus990' decides she doesn't want to make her own montage. She will just download other peoples and throw them together and hope the original owners don't notice when she gets praised for slapping me and charloadams hard work together. Guess what... I NOTICED!
So i made a comment, if she hadn't of deleted it, you could've read it, but this is what it said:
"if you watch this video at 1:07 to 1:24 and then watch my video that's attached to it at 2:30 to 2:51 then you will see that they are the same exact thing, now i don't know if thats a coincidence or not, but please don't steal my montages. And please at least credit me. "
she maturely responded with this quaint note:
and then proceeded to message me with another compellingly complex letter reading:
i love the way she expresses her feelings, she's so... deep.
then she felt it was neccesary to again, express how much i was "being mean" [reference what i said at first to make sure you see how much of a bitch i was being] and wrote me another note on my other montage:
"Hate it tottally copied "
yes indeed, i am a hugely hypacritical jerk who copied someone else's montage [not]
i responded with a little note of frustration:
"i'm so glad you hate it! because i'm very happy that you go around trashing my videos because i caught you using parts of my montages! i wasn't even mad before. now i am. anyone can ask charloadams, I DID NOT COPY HER. she is totally on my side. So, shut your mouth "
again, this girl who truly had a deep and powerful mind thought carefully about her words and told me this:
"shut your own duh blah blah blah"
[i personally thought her 'duh blah blah blah' part stung the most]
but i lived, i cried for hours on end thinking to myself: "HOW COULD I GET OVER THE FACT THAT SHE TOLD ME TO SHUT MY OWN??" it was a terrible question to answer. Luckily, gymnasticsbabie ran to my aid:
"what the hell??? this montage isn't even close to charlotte's/charloadams... or if it is why the hell would cccam ever copy it?? cccam is a great montage maker why would she ever NEED to copy someone's montage, unlike you. please i've said it before: do not leave discusting comments that are totally not needed. it just pisses me and everyone else off. there are ways of expressing your opinions in a normal civilized way. grow up.. "
Anyway, one of the newcomers this year is none other than the estranged sister of my arch nemesis: Chellsie Memmel. Yes, she comes to us from the M&M factory with the difficulty of my mother in elite gymnastics and absolutley nothing eye catching about her except for the fact that she is small, light/easy to fly in the air, and oh yeah... her big sister is a mega good gymnast [it pains me to say that]
---take a short break from watching Skylar, and read the rest---
with all of that said and done, i have to admit, she is pretty good for being about 10 years old. I mean on the good side of things: She doesn't look like her sister [a plus] doesn't do any the annoying things her sister does [another plus] and she most definitely will be beating her sister in everything in about a year and a half [bingo we have a winner!]
these are all the reasons why i like her 3 million times more than her sister, and i guess we can keep frequent updates on her until the 2016 olympics [since she's not even old enough to compete with the now very young 2012-ers]
and people are taking bets on the 2012 it girl! can you believe it? Naw, that it girl won't show up until 2011, and will probably knock Jordyn Wieber off the little pedastal she is mostly likely going to be sitting on. [don't worry, i love jordyn, but its eneviable that she will be named the 'it' girl when she becomes a senior in 2010] Oh, i'll leave that who story to another post.
Ta Ta for Now
Why does she suck? She finished last at the 2007 Senior Nationals. Thats pretty sad. I mean she;s a perfectly fine gymnast who is taught by WOGA's best, but i just don't understand how she finishes last at like everything. Now, i'm just bringing this up because her site just got redesigned. By the WONDERFUL person who is : gym-style.com
i mean but come on! She trains 32-35 hours a week is 16 years old and still isn't very good. I applaud her really, for coming in last this long. That takes perserverance, but you would think she would drop back down to Level 10 so she could do semi-good. I'm guessing she's looking for a college scholorship [and not for the olympics i hope because she ain't getting that!] but, what college is going to be like "You know what, i want Christa Tanella because she keeps coming in last... that takes hard work... and skill!" I just think it would boost her appeal for college if she were to drop back down.
I mean, i don't mean to make her sound INSANELY bad, because she's a lot better than me. But, her A scores are lower than most juniors and she is definitely just not even on the same level as everyone else. I'm guessing its lack of natural talent but i don't know. Of course, she does have WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL lines and her artistry reminds me faintly of Nastia liukin [without all the falling] What do you think?
Now that thats done i want you to know a few things:
A) I don't like Chellsie Memmel, so when ever you hear me reference someone as "Chellsie Memmel-like" its a bad thing.
B) I will probably put down every single gymnast that is still competing today, but i will ALWAYS follow my harsh criticizem with a nice thing to say about them [even though it may have to come at a later time]
C) This blog will almost have NOTHING to do with Efli Schlegel, i just couldn't think of a name for my site... and i also really don't like her.
OH and by the way, i really am a nice person truly i am, but this blog is a place to release some of my anger. .....sorry blog
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