In Poland, the Bras d’honneur became known as “Kozakiewicz’s gesture” (gest Kozakiewicza). Kozakiewicz made the gesture on 30 July 1980 to Russian spectators in the stadium during the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The crowd supporting Soviet jumper Konstantin Volkov booed, hissed, jeered, and whistled during Kozakiewicz’s spectacular performance. Having just secured his gold medal position, Kozakiewicz made the gesture in defiance to the Soviet crowd. He later confirmed his dominance over the competition by breaking the world record, clearing at 5.78 meters.
The photos of this incident circled the globe, with the exception of the Soviet Union and its satellites. While international observers varied in their reaction to the incident, Kozakiewicz’s act received much support in Polish society, which resented Soviet control over Eastern Europe (Poland was in the midst of labor strikes that led to the creation of the labor union Solidarity less than two months later). After the 1980 Olympics ended, the Soviet ambassador to Poland demanded that Kozakiewicz be stripped of his medal over his “insult to the Soviet people”.The official response of the Polish government was that Kozakiewicz’s arm gesture had been an involuntary muscle spasm caused by his exertion.
I love telling this story to my English friends, they’re always like “Omg this guy had some massive BALLS”
The most epic song drawing I’ve came across. Great job sketchy-sketchy! (hat tip flamesofatimelord)
AAAAH GOD how did I miss this masterpiece? I LOVE Code Lyoko theme! And this version is just NNNGH I WANNA GIVE ALL CUDDLES IN THE WORLD TO YOU WALT YOU’RE SO GODDAMN AWESOME
So I found this and now I have another thing to add to my reasons why Milotic is my favourite Pokemon.
Milotic- the Transsexual Pokemon by *JocelynCD
This is one of those ideas I feel so jealous about I would kill the author and usurp the right of its creation
MY DUMB OC, DRAW HER FLOOF.
She’s actually inspired by a lot of G1 pony stuff, both the Perfume Puff Ponies and a G1 episode, in which the ponies are kidnapped by some pig-witch that shaves off their manes and tails to use them to spin into a magic cloak, where it’s revealed the ponies can regrow their magic-infused hair instantly (episodes 16-18, “the glass princess”, if you want to torture yourself with bad 80s cartoons on youtube for a while).
I don’t think the yarn she spins from her hair has any super special magic properties per se, it’s probably just exceptionally soft and available in any color you could dream of. UuU
Okay, seriously? That is the most fucking awesome pony OC idea I’ve seen so far. One of those rare ones that they’re so damn good I don’t even feel jealous that I haven’t come up with this idea myself. It’s THAT amazing. >w<
Page six, finally!~ huge, HUGE thanks for big brother Lyger, whom is responsible for this marvelous logo~ you’re the best, bro!
Funny thing- I was so insecure about my ability to draw hands, I took a picture of my own chubby arms and traced them to this. SO MUCH CHEATING~
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Time for a new page! Plus one of the covers, which I made for absolutely no reason. Other than for shits and giggles, I dunno. XD
Hello everyone, two more pages for you today! They’re still among ones I’ve drawn over a year ago, so if any of you notices they’re worse than my usual today art, don’t worry! I’d just rather have a pack of pages ready waiting in my closet in case of me being too lazy to draw fast enough. c:
Again, I want to credit Purplekecleon for being my greatest inspiration! <3
Second page. Please be merciful in judging my art style, I’m still learning.
Special thanks and appreciation to Purplekecleon, as she was my main inspiration for my new colouring style. <3
The very first page of the comic I’ve been working on for over a year now. Those who know me from Deviantart remember I had a comic called Future Adventure. It was quite stupid, I admit, I kept clinging into ideas I came up with as a 14 year old. >:I
Anyway, Alteration is my joy and pride, and I hope everyone will enjoy it. <3