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Like receiving a gold medal

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 1, 2012, 9:14 AM
I looove Olympics :heart: ... unfortunately this little detail of having a full time job prevents me from watching them as much as I would like.. but one must eat huh? ;P

I follow the swimming events with special interest, probably because I'm a swimmer myself.  I was watching the finals yesterday when Chad Le Clos from South Africa beated Michael Phelps in the 200 m Butterfly.
When he touched the edge and turned to see the results he couldn't believe he won, you should have seen him! his expression was priceless! He was NOT expecting to win. And not only that, he was almost crying when his national anthem was playing while receiving his medal. He's was so cute XD Now THAT's how you receive a Gold Medal. Chad is officially my favourite olympian from these games.


Why am I bringing this up? Well, because today I kinda felt like Chad XD I woke up as usual around 5:30 (yeah, not as easy as it sounds sometimes) I was checking twitter with my iPod and saw a mention from alexandrasalas saying something among the lines of "Congrats Thiefo!" ... congrats for what?

And then I saw... I received this month's Deviousness Award? What!? I think my reaction was kinda like Chad's... minus the hot body of course, but everything else was pretty much the same XD I started trembling I swear! But I had to control myself, I was late for my swimming class! XD

I'm not comparing the Award with an olympic medal... except that I am ;P When you think about it, is an honor that only a single deviant receives every month, only 12 deviants receive it every year, and not in a million years I would've dreamed about being one of them! I still don't know why me honestly XD I could mention at least 10 people on top of my head right now who I think deserve the award more than me. So why me?!

But anyway, now that it happened I'll treat this award with respect, just like an olympian with a gold medal. So thanks! To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. I really don't know what else to say! x)

Btw and talking about swimming and all, precisely today my trainer decided I was good enough to pass to the fastest lane, I'll be swimming with the pros from now on, those who go to the cups to compete, how awesome is that? You know it's gonna be a good day when 2 awesome things happened to you and is not even 7:00 am yet!

Thank you again! :heart: Now if you excuse me I have a couple hundred messages to check ;P ....

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SlyDante Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
...I honestly feel such a dick for waiting until the absolute last minute to congratulate you on this, so please forgive me. >_<

Anyhow, congrats very much, my good sir! I can honestly say that out of practically all the Deviants I know on this site, you deserve this the most! Cheers to ya! =D
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Aww thank you so much! :hug:
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Exillior Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Those pictures - the expressions. Should be in a gif!!

Congrats on your own swimming achievements!
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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Sindergosa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Congrats! It's a big thing to get, so cherish the feeling. |D
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sweetieboom8cookiemo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Congrats on winning! :D
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SakuraKaminari Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Lol swimming too! Maybe youll be in the next olympics! ^^
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beeZah Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your words make me so fricken' happy for some reason.
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Haha well I'm glad of that :D
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I totally know what you mean about Chad.

Personally, my favorite was Christian Sprenger's reaction at winning second in the 100m breaststroke final. They only showed it for a second, but when he turned around and saw his name, his face was so adorable. >w>;; I totally have the link to the video if you want to see it

CONGRATS. ENJOY THE EPIC PUBLICITY YOU WILL NOW RECEIVE. *bow*
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Yes! Link plz! :D I love seeing those kind of reactions, and actually I couldn't see that event.

I just love when people react that way when winning something, it shows they really appreciate it, unlike some others who look like they're so used to winning it doesn't mean anything anymore :/

And thank you! :hug:
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< Hope this'll play for you: [link]

:'3 I love it too, it's so adorable. ._. I also hate the smug ones, who act like they were expecting it. Those kinds of people make me want to hit them. :P

^0^ You're welcome! :'D I now go on to finish my perusal of your gallery.
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Aww it seems I can't see it since I'm outside the US :( anyway I'll search for it later.
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D8 Oh noes! >w> I just checked YouTube and didn't find anything, but maybe you'll have better luck. *fingers crossed*
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NinjaNeko52-4 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, I watched that.
His reaction was priceless.
It also happened to Ruta Meilytute.
Heh, congrats on the award!!
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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NinjaNeko52-4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
np >¬<
:tighthug:
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
¡Felicitaciones!


No te hagas pis de la emoción que otra gente tiene que nadar en esa piscina :ohnoes:
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Jeje gracias lauraaaa! :glomp:

Mis ravioles! ahora si me merezco mis ravioles! :shakefist:!
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laurart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Es cierto! Algún día, algún día!
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aLzRitH Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I laughed with "minus the hot body, of course".
:icongrin--plz: Congratz Thiefo! You really deserve this!
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thank you! :glomp:
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL HIS FACE IN THE TOP RIGHT PIC! XD
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DramaThrills Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the metaphorical gold medal!

Putting myself in the Olympic swimmers shoes, competing against Michael Phelps(and his 19+ awards) to expect the gold would either seem foolish, clever, or just plain arrogant - Much easier to aim for the silver, while aiming to do better than ever.

Congratulations, also on being passed to the fastest swimming lane. Perhaps one day, you'll be receiving those 19+ gold medals or beating someone's record as an olympic athlete, yourself! :)
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thank you! :D

Haha me? in the olympics? well one can dream huh? ;P I so would love to go even if only as an spectator
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DramaThrills Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)

If you become friends with the pro swimmers, perhaps you'll be invited, and if you dedicate yourself to the art of swimming... You'll be on your way to biggest sporting event in the world, representing your country. ;)
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PhoenixSAlover Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Congrats :heart::clap:
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconphoenixsalover:
PhoenixSAlover Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Digital Artist
:glomp:
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MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:clap: Somehow this seems so fitting. Congratulations, dear.
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconmafiavamp:
MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
You're most welcome! :huggle:
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:dummy:
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:iconyeyplz:
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damphyr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
You are too freaking cute. :XD: Totally deserved, keep on rockin' and being awesome :D

:hug:
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you so much Kay! :love:
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read the entire journal. (Well I skipped a little at the top XD sorry) but that is so awesome! XD your life totally rocks!!!

You know that Chinese parable? "If you want to have a sweet day start you day with something sweet." (Or something like that LOL), well, imagine how your day is when you get the deviousness award and like the professional swimming thing. :D XD of course you know!!! XD! It happened to you! :iconchuuplz:

:iconglompplz:
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I'm gonna start tomorrow by eating a sweet haha XD thank you so much! :hug:
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL you're welcome. :iconglomp2plz:
Okay so what did you have this morning??? Was it a donut? :meow:
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Trishette Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
yaaaay!!!! so happy for you!!!

:3!!! felicidades thiefooooh! muy merecido te lo tienes...

por cierto, en el corto de la luna... TuT no me dijiste que salias tu : D *soft troll*

yaaaay! muchos abrazos!
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Jajaja... hijole aaaaamo ese corto! XD Lo vi ahora que fuimos a ver Brave, es hermosoooooo *o* me dan ganas de dibujars
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Trishette Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
hahaha pues yo vi el corto, todo feliz..y de pronto me dije "espera un ·"$%&% segundo...THIEFO?! OMG!" XD
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3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... congratulations, indeed! For both the swimming and the Deviousness. :D

:hug:
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Thank you! :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:happycry:
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
:hug:
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priuy-shii Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Muchas felicidades por el "Deviousness Award"! :>
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Gracias! :D
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K-Blast Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Muchas Felicidades Thiefo :la:. El ":trophy: Deviousness Award" es un gran privilegio (y en parte una gran responsabilidad) dado a miembros que han hecho algo grande por la comunidad artística en :devart:, cosa que haz logrado (en serio te lo mereces) y hoy tu esfuerzo se te ha reconocido...

Espero que lo de "responsabilidad" no te ponga algo nervioso, es mi forma de verlo =p

Te deseo futuros éxitos... :handshake:
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Congratulations Thiefo:la:. The ":trophy: deviousness Award" is a privilege (and partly a great responsibility) given to members who have done something great for the artistic community on :devart:, thing you've achieved (in seriously you deserve it) and now your efforts are recognized...

I hope "responsibility" doesn't put you a little nervous, it's only my way of looking =p

I wish you future success... :handshake:
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Muchas gracias! :hug:
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