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doubleattitude · 2 months ago
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Radix Dance Convention, Dallas, TX: RESULTS
High Scores by Age:
Rookie Solo
1st: Lucia Piedrahita-’Fields of Gold’
2nd: Sylvie Win Szyndlar-’Rainbow Connection’
3rd: Ariella Scott-’Baby I’m A Star’
4th: Shale Herrera-’Wonderful World’
5th: Capri Barrett-’Ladies Night’
5th: Gwen Kramer-’Suitcase’
6th: Grace Bednar-’Cold Hearted’
7th: Saige Hibbard-’I’m A Star’
7th: Audrey Tiss-’When She Loved Me’
8th: Dejana Kostur-’More Than Words’
9th: Hayden Goren-’Cha Cha Cha’
10th: Maeve Olsen-’River’
Mini Solo
1st: Braylynn Grizzaffi-’God’s Creatures’
1st: Ellary Day Szyndlar-’Light Gathers’
2nd: Anna Holley-’Reminiscence’
3rd: Ainsley Epton-’Presto Change O’
4th: Paislyn Schroeder-’Defeated’
4th: Journey Uy-’Donna’
4th: Sasha Milstein-’Ephemera’
4th: Cali Cassidy-’Weird People’
5th: Isabella Piedrahita-’All Along’
5th: Mia Menjivar-’Spiral’
6th: Ava Grace Merritt-’Clumsy’
7th: Olivia Armstrong-’Hit Me With A Hot Note’
7th: Claire Gestring-’On The Mast of Faith’
7th: Sophia Bodendorf-’What Can I Do?’
8th: Olivia Meehan-’Parade’
8th: Delilah Hewitt-’Shop Around’
8th: Annie Carlson-’Young’
9th: Kinsley Eversole-’Circus’
9th: Olivia Randolph-’Unchained Melody’
10th: Evelin Peterson-’Able To Love’
10th: Atlee  Millard-’Big Time’
10th: Madison Ramsey-’Sunny’
Junior Solo
1st: Laci Stoico-’Mibiso’
2nd: Campbell Clark-’I’ll Be Seeing You’
3rd: Maddie Ortega-’Island Song’
3rd: Kira Chan-’Mama’
4th: Kaili Kester-’Red’
5th: Avalon Rivera-’L Train’
5th: Breanna Bieler-’Moonlight Sonata’
6th: Audrey Domingo-’Eclipse’
6th: Stella Eberts-’Valley’
7th: London Barron-’Bones’
7th: Avery Lee-’New York, New York’
7th: Gigi Johnson-’The Way It Was’
8th: Riley Zeitler-’Breathe’
8th: Lillie Lainer-’Business of Love’
8th: Tiffany Morales-’Over The Love’
9th: Eastyn Turner-’Afraid of The Dark’
9th: Carolyne Knutson-’Peace’
9th: Mia Narvaez-’Who am I?’
10th: Emmy Claire Kaiden-’Eyesore’
10th: Layla Solsvig-’Like A River Runs’
10th: Madison De Dios-’On My Mind’
Teen Solo
1st: Willow Notary-’Expo’
1st: Avery Lau-’Fear of the Unknown and The Blazing Sun’
2nd: Kaitlyn Tom-’Charity Hound’
3rd: Charlotte Cogan-’You’
4th: Ava Greenwaldt-’Outside The Lines’
5th: June Hurley-’Don’t Think of Me Like That’
5th: Grace Underwood-’Sing’
6th: Kaitlyn Ortega-’All Human Beings’
6th: Georgia Ehrlich-’On My Mind’
7th: Nia Kester-’Cellophane’
7th: Madeleine Chen-’Luminous’
7th: Laira Naslund-’Mountainside’
7th: Taylor Hoke-’Wild Is the Wind’
8th: Sarah Laskowski-’Broken’
8th: Sasha Zitser-’Do You Love Me’
9th: Maia Sokmanan-’Everything’
9th: Leigha Sanderson-’Gypsy’
9th: Kenzie Jones-’Love Of My Life’
9th: Kaylin Lehmann-’Speaking’
10th: Riley Platenberg-’Talking Points’
10th: Tatum Johnstone-’The Fall’
10th: Alexis Olson-’The Final Call’
10th: Avery Reyes-’The Garden’
10th: Faith Kramb-’Wicked Games’
Senior Solo
1st: Skye Notary-’Inside The Color’
2nd: Anna Miller-’50 Ways’
3rd: Priscilla Tom-’The Blues’
4th: Ariel Banfalvy-’Existence’
4th: Perris Amento-’Addicted to Love’
4th: Mikayla Sokmanan-’Free’
4th: Sydney Solomon-’Looking For You’
4th: Lauren Wallingford-’Put Your Head On My Shoulder’
4th: Keylee Watkins-’The Source’
5th: Riley Canterbury-’Nothing Compares’
5th: Clara Gough-’Snow Queen of Texas’
5th: Christina Naslund-’So Low’
5th: Megan McAdoo-’Timeless Existence’
5th: Makenna Wallace-’Woman’s Work’
6th: Kendall Scott-’Heart of Glass’
6th: Olivya Sessing-’House On The Hill’
7th: Dakota La Penna-’Dancing Under red Skies’
7th: Britton Moore-’Radiator’
7th: Cameron Suckle-’Sweet Dreams’
8th: Mikaela Quintana-’I Will Rescue You’
8th: Emily Chen-’Mike and Judy’
9th: Jordi Landry-’Far Away’
9th: Eyllah Babbitt-’Only The Bravest’
9th: Kennedy McCann-’Why’
10th: Brooke Ricketts-’Blank Page’
Open Solo
1st: Summer Martin-’Insomnia’
Rookie Duo/Trio
1st: Danceplex-’Stand By Me’
2nd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Fashionista’
3rd: AVANTI Dance Company-’It Must Be Love’
Mini Duo/Trio
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Gracious’
2nd: The Industry Dance Academy-’About That Walk’
3rd: Stars Dance Studio-’Rescue’
Junior Duo/Trio
1st: Elements Dance Space-’Seperate’
2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Go Girl’
3rd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Painted Black’
Teen Duo/Trio
1st: AVANTI Dance Company- ‘Blue Jeans’
2nd: The Dallas Conservatory-’Falling Like The Stars’
3rd: The Dallas Conservatory-’Changes Of The Wind’
Senior Duo/Trio
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Small Things’
2nd:  AVANTI Dance Company-’Would You Be Mine’
3rd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Landslide’
Mini Group
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Hey Pachuco’
2nd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Brighter Days’
2nd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Nails Hair Hips Heels’
3rd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Angel’s Staircase’
Junior Group
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Clones’
2nd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Agness’
3rd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Dreams’
Teen Group
1st: The Industry Dance Academy-’Parachute’
2nd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Pale Yellow’
3rd: The Industry Dance Academy-’In In’
3rd: AVANTI Dance Company-’The Cuckoo’s Nest’
Senior Group
1st: AVANTI Dance Company -’Strange’
2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Need U Tonight’
3rd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Say Goodbye’
Rookie Line
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Minions’
Mini Line
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Enter Sandman’
2nd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Monsters’
3rd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Work’
Junior Line
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Let’s Get Loud’
2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Can You Dig It?’
3rd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Sun’
Teen Line
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Bohemian Rhapsody’
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Sellers of Flowers’
2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Fever’
2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Runnin’
3rd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Highway 27′
Senior Line
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’One Eye Open’
Mini Extended Line
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’I Don’t Speak French’
2nd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Bills’
Teen Extended Line
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’What Kind of Man’
2nd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Flashing Lights’
3rd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Sinking Deep’
High Scores by Performance Division:
Rookie Hip-Hop
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Minions’
Mini Jazz
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Hey Pachuco’ 2nd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Nails Hair Hips Heels’ 3rd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Mambo 5′
Mini Ballet
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Code Name Vivaldi’
Mini Hip-Hop
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Monsters’ 2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Mechanics’
Mini Tap
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Bills’ 2nd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Places’
Mini Contemporary
1st: The Industry Dance Academy-’Brighter Days’ 2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Glad It’s Raining’ 3rd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Work’
Mini Lyrical
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Angel’s Staircase’ 2nd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’I Will Always Love You’
Mini Specialty
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Enter Sandman’
Junior Jazz
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Agness’ 2nd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Let’s Get Loud’ 3rd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Can You Dig It?’
Junior Ballet
1st: The Industry Dance Academy-’Spring’
Junior Hip-Hop
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Clones’ 2nd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Missy’
Junior Tap
1st: The Industry Dance Academy-’Jitterbug’
Junior Contemporary
1st: The Industry Dance Academy-’Clairvoyance’ 2nd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Sun’ 3rd: The Industry Dance Academy-’No Darkness’
Junior Lyrical
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’I Will Rescue You’
Junior Musical Theatre
1st: The Industry Dance Academy-’West Side Story’
Junior Specialty
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Dreams’
Teen Jazz
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Fever’ 2nd: AVANTI Dance Company-’Emotional Rescue’ 3rd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Bajale’
Teen Hip-Hop
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Runnin’
Teen Tap
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Can’t Hold Us’ 2nd: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Dress’
Teen Contemporary
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’What Kind of Man’ 2nd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Parachute’ 3rd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Pale Yellow’
Teen Lyrical
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Ne Me Quitte Pas’ 2nd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’I Don’t Think About You’ 3rd: Pure Movement Dance-’You Take My Breath Away’
Teen Ballroom
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Que Calor’
Teen Specialty
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Bohemian Rhapsody’ 2nd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Flashing Lights’ 3rd: Pure Movement Dance-’Maneater’
Senior Jazz
1st: AVANTI Dance Company-’Need U Tonight’ 2nd: The Industry Dance Academy-’Mein Herr’ 3rd: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’One Eye Open’
Senior Hip-Hop
1st: Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Formation’
Senior Contemporary
1st: AVANTI Dance Company -’Strange’ 2nd: Soar Dance Academy-’Undertow’ 3rd: Soar Dance Academy-’Reality’
Senior Lyrical
1st: Soar Dance Academy-’Reborn’
Senior Musical Theatre
1st: Pure Movement Dance-’Boots’
Senior Specialty
1st: Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Say Goodbye’ 2nd: Soar Dance Academy-’Nutty As A Fruitcake’
Best of Radix:
Rookie
Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Minions’
Mini
Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Hey Pachuco’
The Industry Dance Academy-’Brighter Days’
Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’I Don’t Speak French’
AVANTI Dance Company-’Glad It’s Raining’
Junior
AVANTI Dance Company-’Clones’
Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Agness’
The Industry Dance Academy-’Clairvoyance’
Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’I Will Rescue You’
Teen
The Industry Dance Academy-’Parachute’
Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Bohemian Rhapsody’
AVANTI Dance Company-’What Kind of Man’
Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Sinking Deep’
Senior
AVANTI Dance Company-’Strange’
Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Say Goodbye’
Soar Dance Academy-’Undertow’
The Industry Dance Academy-’Mein Herr’
Studio Standout:
The Industry Dance Academy-’Parachute’
Beyond Belief Dance Company-’Bohemian Rhapsody’
Artistry In Motion Performing Arts Center-’Sinking Deep’
AVANTI Dance Company-’What Kind of Man’
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class-struggle-anarchism · 7 months ago
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The actually great thing about Scottish place names is that many of them are so damn old that not only does nobody know what they mean, nobody is really certain what language they came from, or frankly anything about them. 
A good example is Loch Ness or the River Ness  - where did the ‘Ness’ come from? Nobody knows; some will say it’s Celtic, some say it’s Norse, nobody has any real evidence one way or the other, it’s just always been called that.
Or take my home city of Glasgow, biggest city in Scotland. If you look it up you’ll find something about how it means ‘green place’ or ‘green valley’ in some sort of early Cumbric or “Brittonic” language, but the fact is that was a late 19th century guess, and not a particularly well supported one - nobody actually knows where that word came from. 
Same goes for the River Clyde that runs through Glasgow, folk say that ‘Clyde’ is derived from the name of a Celtic river goddess called ‘Clota’, but again it’s just pure speculation based on the slight resemblance between the words. Nobody has a clue. The 19th century obsession with naming and categorising everything gave us a bunch of ‘official’ name origins, but half the time some professor at Edinburgh or Glasgow uni just pulled it out their arse based on gut feeling.
Personally I love the fact that the river Clyde has run through Glasgow for longer than we’ve been writing those words down, and we know that’s what they’re called, but we don’t know why. 
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positivelyominous · a year ago
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Nazareth, Galilee - Approximately 9 Months BC
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“Where IS he?”
The streets of Nazareth were growing dark, and the local thoroughfare was dwindling. The Principality Cadfael was leaning against the mouth of an alley, her eyes combing the homeward public agitatedly.
Tonight was a big one. Very big. Cadfael was under quite a lot of pressure, as the heavenly envoy to earth, to make sure things went smoothly in the mortal realm. It was essential that she did not muck this up. Unfortunately, there were complications. There were always complications, here.
“Who’re you looking for?”
Cadfael turned to see Azruba’al leaning back stiffly to rest against the opposite side of the alley, glancing curiously into the street.
“What are you doing here?” hissed the angel.
“What do you think I’m doing here?” replied the demon dryly, “Really, Cadfael, at this point it–“
“It’s Cad-vile.”
“Pardon?”
“It’s Cad-vile now. My name. I changed it.”
Azruba’al’s rosy eyes widened.
“Changed it? Changed it? You can’t change your name! It’s–“
“A Holy Gift, yes, I know,” Cadfael waved a hand, “But that’s the beauty part. I haven’t changed the name itself; it just sounds different. I haven’t snubbed anything.”
“But how can– how can you just change the pronunciation?” argued Azruba’al, “It is -well, metaphorically- written in stone.”
“It’s not written in stone. Nobody mentions me on murals or anything.”
“I said metaphorically.”
“Well,” Cadfael drew herself up smugly, “You remember the Confusion of Tongues, yeah?”
“Yes…” muttered Azruba’al, frowning.
“Right. Well. Whole new kinds of talking popped up. All sorts of words and pronunciations. Like finds like, strikes out to build their own kingdoms where it’s easier to communicate instead of trying to understand each other, and some of’em pop off to an island and– BAM! Brittonic.”
The angel was grinning widely by now. The demon did not look impressed.
“And?”
“Cadfael becomes Cad-vile!”
“That’s cheating,” said Azruba’al, pettishly, “Angels aren’t supposed to cheat!”
“No it isn’t,” Cadfael argued, “it was The Lord who had it all happen in the first place, right? He was the one who split’em all up, so obviously, He must approve of Brittonic and Sinitic and Semitic and all of them, right?”
Azruba’al’s mouth twisted up.
“I… Suppose so,” she relented, at length, “But it doesn’t sound very angelic.”
Cadfael was about to argue, but the recollection of her current duty quickly changed her plans.
“Look. You need to get out of here,” she said, seriously, glancing back into the street.
Azruba’al pouted, “I didn’t say I wouldn’t respect your choice–“
“No, no, it’s not about that. You need to go. Now. There’s something happening.”
“Something happening?”
“Yeah. Something big. Extremely big– huuugely big.”
“It’s not another flood, is it?” said Azruba’al, warily, “It was promised–“
“No, it’s a pleasant thing this time,” said Cadfael, before amending, “I mean, nominally pleasant. In theory. Probably. We’ll see how it goes. But look– the point is, the point is it’s so big that they’re sending down an Archangel.”
The capital A buzzed in the air, almost tangible. Azruba’al stiffened.
“I’m meant to be keeping things running smoothly,” continued Cadfael, “So I’m gonna have to meet with him. If you’re in the area when he shows up, it’s not going to be pretty.”
Azruba’al was staring at Cadfael silently, eyes wider than ever.
“Why do you care?” she asked, trying to sound haughty and failing, then trying to say something else and failing that, too.
Cadfael found she wasn’t quite sure how to respond, either.
“You know me,” she said, at last, “’m an angel. Being of pure love, and all that.”
And Azruba’al was… well, she wasn’t a friend, exactly. But she was the only other constant otherworldly entity on the planet. It could get rather lonely, here. Cadfael was beginning to expect the demon’s odd visits, and besides, she suspected any replacement sent up would be a lot worse than fussy and pompous.
“And it’s not worth it, anyway,” she finished, with a small sigh, “You won’t be able to sabotage what’s coming. You’d have to wait until after to really think about doing anything demonic…”
There was a pause. Azruba’al was gazing at her navel and fidgeting.
“…Yes, yes… Can’t fiddle with anything that hasn’t been created yet,” she mumbled, at last.
She glanced up, then, and there was an odd look in her eyes.
“I shall take my leave of this place, then,” she announced, “But know you this; I shall return, and when I do, there shall be mischief.”
Cadfael gave a small snort as the demon disappeared. That was another thing– she was funny. Entertaining. Cadfael always had a bit of a laugh when Azruba’al came around.
“Cadfael!”
The angel winced. It was barely minutes after the demon had disappeared, and there was no mistaking that jovial, booming voice. Phew.
The Archangel Gabriel was striding towards her, dressed in flowing linen robes and beaming all over his handsome, rectangular face. It was very clearly his first time in a mortal body. The way he swung his arms, the way he bobbed just bit too high when he took a step. The way he cut a path through the locals moving the other way; a juggernaut fixed in a straight line, heedless to the shoulders he brushed roughly past. Any curses or scowls directed at him were met with bright, righteous eyes, and quickly deflected.
Cadfael stifled a groan and hurried towards him.
“Greetings, Gabriel,” she said, “Let’s get off the street.”
“Right! Right. Ha! Streets? What will they think of next?”
Gabriel accompanied Cadfael close to the buildings, marching beside her.
“There are so many kinds of walking!” he commented, glancing at Cadfael’s hips, and then back out at the streets, “Humans are so disorganized.”
“It comes with having a flesh body,” said Cadfael, “You’ll get used to it.”
“Of course I will,” said Gabriel, “So, where is this Mariam of Nazareth?”
“We’re headed to her now.” Cadfael pointed to a modest building farther down the road, “I’ve been hanging around the area. She’s a nice girl. Very pious. Betrothed to a strapping young gent named Joseph at the moment, actually, but I expect the details will be sorted, erm, holily.”
Gabriel wasn’t listening. He’d sped up, zeroing in on the dwelling place they were fast approaching. Cadfael jogged after him, growing a little anxious.
“Right, okay, Gabriel– when you get in there, right, you’ve got to be delicate, with this, okay? Gentle. This isn’t visiting Daniel in his dreams and helping him sort out a few visions. You’re in the flesh, now, and there are rules -well- etiquettes, like–“
Too late. Gabriel was already slipping -well, barging, really- into the building Cadfael had indicated. Cadfael broke into a run and followed him inside.
The first thing Cadfael heard was a shriek, which was quickly swallowed by Gabriel’s sonorous voice.
“Greetings, you who are so highly favoured! The Lord is with you!”
Cadfael dashed into the room to find Gabriel standing grandly in the middle, arms akimbo, his back pair of wings half-extended. They’d torn right through his upper garment, which was hanging off him in tatters. He glowed. Behind him, Cadfael could make out the trembling figure of a young woman sitting at a small table, clutching a Holy Book to her chest like a shield.
“Blessed are you among all women!” Gabriel continued, blithely.
“W-who are you?” squeaked Mariam, pressing her back tightly into her chair as if in the vain hope of phasing through it to safety.
“Gabriel!” hissed Cadfael, resisting giving the Archangel a punch to the wing, “You’re scaring her! You have to be gentle about this, it’s a lot to take in!”
A real heaven of a lot to believe, in fact, though Gabriel’s glimmering back-wings were probably proof enough that this wasn’t some scam artist.
“Oh! Right, uh, Be Not Afraid, a-ha!” chuckled Gabriel, patting the air patronizingly to show he meant no harm, “I’ve got great tidings of gladness for you, okay?”
Cadfael monitored Mariam’s face carefully as Gabriel went on to explain her great honour. Thankfully, Mariam seemed to be calming down, somewhat. The initial shock of a man bursting into her room was fading, and now her expression was hovering between confusion and wonder.
All told, she took the news rather well, and managed to recuperate enough grace to respond humbly to the sudden barrage of information. Cadfael couldn’t help but feel rather proud of her. Humans. What couldn’t they get used to?
“Oh! Ha, almost forgot,” Gabriel added, as he turned to leave, “Go to your relative Elizabeth and congratulate her on her pregnancy. She’s six months along so you’d better get to it! God be with you!”
And before Cadfael could protest, Gabriel dissolved into a glittering stream of light and ascended, leaving the Principality to stand awkwardly in the doorway.
“Er, yeah. Congratulations, Mary,” Cadfael mumbled, “Take care.”
Her exit was far less divine, with a wave and a shuffle out into the darkened street, but perhaps a normal conclusion to the meeting would benefit the startled Madonna.
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