Last night was a new moon, which means The Dragon and The Phoenix have published two new fairy tales for you to enjoy!
Some context: entering this season, no woman had completed a televised course in either Japanese or American Ninja Warriors. I’d also argue that ANW’s qualifying courses are harder than any Stage 1 course on either.
This woman is a fucking badass. First woman ever to advance!
I’m not crying your crying
SHE IS SO STRONG AND GRACEFUL CRIES OPENLY
I had to look up another version bc lol europe but this is the coolest thing and NEVER have I ever wished so much I could show something to myself as a kid this badly like ugh
THIS IS SO AWESOME
I kept laughing every time the commentators lost their shit over her upper body strength. She’s a five-foot gymnast. She probably spent a major chunk of her time on the uneven bars, and that’s nothing BUT upper body strength.
This was so fucking rad.
heres a non region locked version btw.
What a champ.
I’m crying right now I couldn’t even deal with the energy of the crown ahhhhhhh you go girl
youre gonna look so godamn cool
is it awkward or weird that I picture this as you riding atop Nace?
‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.
AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY
this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of her older than 20 and I think that’s scaryStill stunning
This sad Brazilian fan was shown crying. But no ones published this beautiful picture of him handing the trophy to a German fan. He was quoted as saying "Take it to the final! As you can see, it is not easy, but you deserve it, congratulations" (Roughly translated)