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Re: NHL Awards - Ted Lindsay

From: (Anonymous)
SA
Though FWIW, success takes more than a good roster. It also takes good coaching, players buying into the system, leadership, and a lot of luck.

Re: Kinkmeme Discussion

From: (Anonymous)
na
I'm glad I'm not the only one, I missed the whole beginning of this saga and thought people were talking about the emperor. I still have no idea how his name is actually pronounced so I'll keep reading it as Caligula.

Re: Kinkmeme Discussion

From: (Anonymous)
NA I always misread it as Caligula, too, so I just keep picturing him as a crazy, murderous despot.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
Yeah I'm really sad about oflight too, she always managed to portray the entire team really well, and of course I adored her S/G. I haven't read much of downjune's stories, mostly because some of the pairings she used to write didn't interest me at all.

We need someone new who will write 50,000 words about them, amirite anon?

Re: Kinkmeme Discussion

From: (Anonymous)
I think it's pronounced Ka-joo-la, but hell if I'll ever stop picturing Drake the Rapper, starring in Caligula's biopic, whenever I hear his name.

Re: Kinkmeme Discussion

From: (Anonymous)
Would watch.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
There's a lot of truth to this (and I'm glad someone pointed out the lack of Letang...I really don't get it), but I think the three major ships in this fandom all have odd characterization choices. I mean, even prior to last summer, I could never get into most Kane/Toews fic because it just felt like a less angsty version of Stiles and Derek from Teen Wolf. And Benn acts more like some awkward, insecure fat kid in fics than a multi-millionaire athlete who is one of the best at his sport. You just have to separate fandom characterization, which usually has certain types of characters and relationship dynamics that are more popular, from real life characterization to be able to enjoy it. I don't like the spacetoaster!Sid stuff either, but there are a lot of other S/G fics that I enjoy even if the dynamic isn't true to real life. It is a bit annoying when people take the most insignificant interaction to be the sign of a great friendship, but being in an RPF fandom is a bit odd anyway so I can't really judge.

Re: Game Day Thread May 6, 2016

From: (Anonymous)
So, for those of you who follow major junior, this just happened:

http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/qmjhl-game-postponed-after-ice-refrigeration-failure

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
da

Yeah, Kane's voice in fics always reminded me of fanon!Stiles. Since I liked fanon!Stiles, that worked out for me okay, but I can see how it'd get on some people's nerves. And Jamie Benn, insecure ex-fat kid, is definitely not my favorite.

I do like S/G that incorporates a lot of actually hockey life and people, but fortunately for me I also enjoy a lot of the tropey fanon stuff. Mostly I enjoy them as a pairing where the people involved really like each other (as opposed to K/T, which had a dynamic that tended to be, IDK, a lot more disrespectful of each other as people), and I will take that any way I can get it, whether it's silly fanon stuff or more true to life.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
Yes, please.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
This is such an outdated rant. It's like you stopped reading S/G fic after 2013.

Re: Fic Discussion- Still and Again

From: (Anonymous)
Read. Would read again. All the feeeeeeeelings to roll around in.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
Lmao. Old S/G is still the most popular S/G, and there hasn't been some great revolution since then.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
there hasn't been some great revolution since then.

Really? I feel like there has. There's a lot more variety in Sid characterization now, he's written as an adult a lot more of the time, the Tarzan!Geno dialogue is almost gone. There's still stuff that feels like it could've been written in 2013, but there's a lot of stuff that feels more fresh, to me.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
It still dominates because, well, it's been around longer and will probably never dislodge from the top kudos'ed works. I don't see anyone writing spacetoaster!Sid anymore. That's gone away, etc.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
While that does tend to be true, four or five works in the top 20 most kudosed are from the last two years.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
+1 Sid's characterization has moved pretty far away from TFV's robot shit and that's true for early adopters of that characterization, like thehoyden. Yeah, there's still more top Geno/bottom Sid but that happens in every ship that has a BNF that popularizes that dynamic. And there are enough people that complain about the lack of bottom Geno that it can't be totally nonexistent.

The most outdated complaint is the lack of ensembles. Modern S/G is huge on ensembles. And I don't know how many quality authors actually write S/G as BFFs anymore; usually they're written as close teammates that care about each other that have separate groups of friends, which is as close to reality as RPF should get. There's an entire oflights fic that deals with the novelty of Geno hanging out with the French Canadians more as an extension of dating Sid.

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

From: (Anonymous)
Maybg Jagr will do a kind of goodbye tour and have a ceremony with every team he's ever played for. lol

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

From: (Anonymous)
Puck Daddy linked this Marleau & Thornton video and it made me ship it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbrrNb6CMis

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

From: (Anonymous)
Oh. Oh no. :( I mean, this is brilliant. The setup is perfect for creating context for the song, which is really well-chosen. But now I'm always going to associate every single version of this song with these two. If Marleau does accept a trade to another team, I'm sure the original Adele version will be playing in my head in time with my weeping the first time they play each other.

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

From: (Anonymous)
Fuck, but I want San Jose to do it this year. This of course means they likely won't because I seem to be bad luck, but man am I rooting for Thornton and Marleau to get that Cup and get it together.

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
I mean, people are allowed to realize that things they used to support or defend are problematic. That being said, there is no fandom hypocrisy less surprising than hypocrisy wrt Tyler Seguin.

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

From: (Anonymous)
....or a farewell gangbang

Re: Fandom Venting

From: (Anonymous)
I ship them, and TBH what I've noticed is they don't seem as publicly close as they did when they were younger (which isn't bad, they're more grown up now and Pens PR never promoted them as BFFS FOR LIFE!!!! the way Hawks PR did K/T) , but the fic has improved. I don't know if I'm sad or not lol.

Re: Hockey Articles/Media

From: (Anonymous)
There's a frame in there (@ 3:56) with their jerseys reading "I'm with -->" and "Gutless". Does anyone know - is that real? Was that them or was it a fan? I've been unsuccessful in Googling but that was a gut punch moment for me.

I have a thing about teammates sticking up for each other, especially if I can view it in a shippy context.