Well Now What Are We Are We Supposed To Talk About.

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Sterling von Shimmer, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer I Fierce Board instead of work/study

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    I feel like that girl at the end of Saturday night who’s like “AFTERPARTY!!!” and everyone else is like “It’s 9 am.”

    I would’ve loved to see SE win. I think I read somewhere that none of those athletes have globed, which is a shame because they’re all champion-caliber athletes. That said, I’m sure all of them have globes in their future if they want them. Especially baby Pope. It would’ve been great to see her win alongside her sister, but she’s one of the most well-rounded cheerleaders I’ve ever seen and she’s got three more years on SE and then who knows how long on senior open teams. She’s going to be just fine.

    That said, YES STARS YES! So proud of them. I didn’t think they’d do it. I don’t think anyone did. But they took everything they had and left it all on the floor. And it worked. So excited for them.

    TGLC vs Steel was everything I wanted and more. I wanted to see TGLC win, but Steel was the better team.

    And of course WE BLOPS! My home team! I can’t wait to see them at school when they get back.

    Lastly, I’m sure the USASF f-ups and the Twitter rumours they spawned will last all the way to 2020 Worlds and beyond. I’ve heard TG has been cheating for the last 25 years. I’ve heard teams were visibly favoured over others. I’ve heard the hole was fake (both the one in the mat and the one in the wall). Wherever there is Twitter, there will be trolls turning everything I love to garbage.


    But overall, really good cheerleading all around. Great sportsmanship on display too. Am 75% happy with the way things turned out, which is pretty good! Happy Worlds, everyone!
     
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  2. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I’m really happy that I don’t have to see tweets calling Top Gun racist and accused of cultural appropriation anymore. Plus both of TGLC uniforms are retired from the gym now.
     
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  3. wishfulthinking

    wishfulthinking Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Excuse me. What?
     
  4. california cheer mom

    california cheer mom Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    That theme. Sorry, but I personally found it very inappropriate.
     
  5. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer I Fierce Board instead of work/study

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    I’m not ready to call it cultural appropriation. It was very much an homage. Appropriation is when you put on a Native American headdress apropos of nothing because you think it looks cute. Racist would be if they incorporated a bunch of ugly stereotypes into their routine. No thought, no respect. I think TGLC’s take was just fine. Maybe slightly borderline on a bad day, but not offensive.
     
  6. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    What was inappropriate about it?
     
  7. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Yes people just find any reason to complain especially when they don’t like the team already.
     
  8. RobinSparkles

    RobinSparkles Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    The Karate Kid themed uniforms and routine. On the whole it wasn't offensive, I don't think. Just some aspects came off like they didn't think how they might be perceived.
    But wow, those coaches know how to choreograph a routine. (I wonder what a non-tumbling routine from those coaches would be like...)
     
  9. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I'm not surprised in the least that steel won this year.

    I actually really have come to love the non tumbling division. I dont see the uproar in it as much as I use to.

    Anons are still out of control, to the point where i couldnt help myself and call one out about the whole generals juul thing. And now they are upset because an actual general called them out on their b.s. and now they all acting like babies....

    I love top gun but i feel like they focused to much on the theme and possibly not enough on the actual routine. Like ive said a clean stingrays is a deadly stingrays.
    For once i felt like worlds finally ran on time, but then when one thing finally succeeds another thing has to fail (scoring)
     
  10. california cheer mom

    california cheer mom Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    I found the uniforms, and some of the dance moves to be cultural appropriation. I realize not everyone agrees. Not looking to argue. I just found it offensive.
     
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    Ally13 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I can see the argument that their uniform is appropriation since they basically took a traditional karate uniform, ripped the sleeves/pants, made it a crop top, backless, and then threw some Japanese characters on it.

    It’s a fantastic routine otherwise, but that uniform is a no for many reasons lol.
     
  12. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I'm truly curious as to why people find it so offensive. Like what in the routine is so out of line...
     
  13. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Same here. An anon called out the dress that Kristen wore to NCA too. Like find some important to rant about.
     
  14. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer I Fierce Board instead of work/study

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    I can see the argument, but the music and choreo ties it all together. If they went out there in just the karate-inspired unis and then performed a typical cheer routine without any acknowledgement of the influences they drew inspiration from, that’d be one thing. In other words if they wore the unis just because they thought they were cute, that would be ignorant. But the whole thing was tied together and clearly there was a lot of time, energy, and thought put into what they wanted from the routine and where their inspiration came from.

    I do agree that maybe they didn’t think ahead as to how this may have been perceived, but I do not think they did anything wrong.
     
  15. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Its a matter of people being so dang sensitive to everything. Like grow a thicker skin kids, cause when you get out into the adult world aint no one going to baby you.