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Hey, my first commission!

My first sweater commission! As well as a new pattern.

For those of you not in the know, I’m a staffer at Nekocon, which was earlier this month. 115 more words


October 10, 1964: The Day that Japan Said "Konnichiwa"

I was one. Exactly.

The day the Tokyo Olympics began.

It was a moment

of Pride

of Joy

of Hope

for all Japanese.

The song, “Konnichi wa, Akachan,” (“Hello, My Baby”) was one of the most popular songs of the time in Japan, and it’s cheerful melody and lyrics or promise represented the mood of the country when Japan welcomed the world.

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Tokyo 1964

My Interview with Holley Mangold

You already know who Holley Mangold is. Even if you’re not an avid weightlifter, there’s no possible way you missed this.

Seated Box jump #igotups is this how you box jump?!

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Olympic Lifting

Petitclerc lights cauldron to open the largest Parapan Am Games in history

TORONTO – Marco Dispaltro turned joyous 360s in his motorized wheelchair down the straightaway of the track Friday night, the Maple Leaf flapping behind him. 539 more words


Welcome! Come in and Embrace the Weird!

Yeah, that’s me. I know, she looks so innocent, so unassuming.

But then you get to know me. And the world trembles in fear at the sheer levels of Nerd that radiates from the core of her being! 112 more words


Pan Am Games prompts jump in consumer spending, says transaction company

Torontonians and tourists alike opened their wallets slightly more than usual during the opening weekend of the Pan Am Games, according to a new analysis of credit and debit transactions. 263 more words