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Re: Fic Discussion - hockeyexchange reveals

From: (Anonymous)
ayrt

I'm of the opinion that if you put Chekov's Forced Shared Bed in a fic, it should at least get to PG-13. ;)

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
Ayrt

Every time I learn something new about him, it only endears him to me more.

Re: Fic Discussion - hockeyexchange reveals - The Baby-Stealer's Club

From: (Anonymous)
IIRC, he's mentioned in an interview in a vague sort of way that he'd like to have a big family with lots of kids in the house. It was when he was living with the Lemieuxs and the interviewer mentioned having their four kids around the house, and I think he said something to the effect of liking that because he grew up with a big family on his mom's side and wanting that for himself. He's also talked about having a particular soft spot for kids. But I don't think he's ever talked in a very concrete way about having children himself the way Malkin has.

Re: Fic Discussion - hockeyexchange reveals

From: (Anonymous)
Oh, Chekov. Yeah, something must, er, go off in fics like that.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
I think that's true initially -- it's not the "classiness" that's the draw, it's the wtf-ness -- but in my experience a lot of RPF fans who aren't sports fans buy into that aspect of the sport very quickly and uncritically.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
na

In the US at least, hockey is not really universally well-known like the other big 3 sports, and if you aren't from somewhere where it gets cold it's easy to have zero exposure to it (I knew nothing about the rules before I got into the fandom). Pair that with the fact that fandom is full of nerds like me who turned up their noses at "sports" growing up, and it makes hockey and hockey culture feel new and interesting, versus a mainstream thing like NFL football.

(I actually came to hockey from another sports rpf fandom, and was just a mainstream fan of that team before I went looking for rpf, but it still took me years to get over the instinctive "ew sports" position I'd had since high school.)

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
Hmm I feel like I see RPF people who I'm pretty sure got into hockey college aged or older buying into the classy myth. You can see seep through when they talk about the sports the don't follow.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
It's not nearly as pervasive and formal as that term implies. Media training: a couple of days. At most. Recently includes: "Don't be stupid online."



Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
* You can see it seep

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
Sure, but having done media training for parts of my job, it's pretty much, here's a script, follow it. Like, every interview for individual accomplishment is:
- Credit the team.
- Cite specific other player playing well.
- Compliment opposing team.
- Cite something about upcoming schedule.
- Repeat as necessary.

And for a loss it's just the above, but in a slightly different order. Like, it may be a few days but that level of scripting isn't accidental.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
ayrt

I mean, I think you're not wrong (speaking as someone who was very "ew mainstream sports" in high school), but the conception of what "mainstream" jock/sports culture is versus what "new and interesting" hockey culture is is very obviously conditioned by the racial demographic of sports' athletes and fans.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
NA I'm pretty sure anyone whose been watching hockey for a decent amount of time could give a passable post-game interview. Just throw in a few, we need to play our game/we just kept playing our game and mention getting pucks on net and you're good to go.

Re: What's Up With Your Team? - Playoffs Round 2

From: (Anonymous)
Pictures blew up my twitter yesterday. Every single Stars writer and media persona were awwww at it.

Rightly so

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
I'm glad to link to that video with Giroux and others again where they say they don't get any or only minimal media training, lol. I mean, they could have lied, but why.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
Now I wanna write fic that's 5 things Connor McDavid never said in a post game interview and one he did.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
Na "and the good lord willing, things will work out":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d91i7ifgE3k

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
I don't think anyone is implying they do presidential debate style prep, it doesn't take that long to give people a basic script and tell them to stick to it.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
da

All the jocks at my high school were white (as was everyone else, for that matter). My feelings about jocks and jock culture growing up and my "ew sports" reaction had zero to do with race. While most people went to high schools with more varied demographics than mine, I really don't think that fundamental nerd/jock division is nearly as obviously racially divided as you think it is.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
I want one of them to 'debate' Trudeau now.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
ayrt

No no absolutely, I complain about the obvious white bias in sports rpf all the time. (Which I am guilty of perpetuating by my choices too, in hockey fandom at least). There are all kinds of cultural reasons why NBA and NFL fandom aren't big, and it's pretty depressing.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
My favourite dumb bit is to mimic the interview with the tv on mute.

Exchanges, Events, Etc.

From: (Anonymous)
Lots and lots of fanwork.

Re: Exchanges, Events, Etc. - Poly Hockey Exchange

From: (Anonymous)
Nominations are open:

http://polyhockeyexchange.tumblr.com/post/143648897131/nominations-are-now-open-for-the-poly-hockey

Re: Game Day Thread April 30, 2016

From: (Anonymous)
I wasn't condescending to you. I honestly couldn't tell if you'd seen one, because you're acting as if you haven't. Trotz wasn't blaming Maata for getting hit with a dirty hit, which seems to be what you think. He was speculating that maybe the hit was clean, which he can plausibly claim to think is a possibility at the time he's interviewed not having spent his time reviewing it from multiple angles in slo-mo.

Re: Fic Discussion - Deja vu

From: (Anonymous)
na

"Why do you think you lost today?" "Well the other team got more points than us." "What's your plan going forward?" "I think we're really work on...scoring more points than the other team. Also good fundamentals."