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I'm not dead, I promise! I've just been spending a lot of time in the real world, and also on Tumblr, which requires much less thought than Dreamwidth. However, Tumblr is mostly for my RL friends, albeit a fannish subset thereof. I want to get back into the thinking and writing and squeeing thing in a space where shame is a completely foreign concept because:

I think I might be into hockey fandom now? I mean, I've still never seen a game or anything, but first [personal profile] jamethiel wrote me up a little pimp thingie because I asked her to tell me why hockey fandom was awesome, and then [personal profile] thefourthvine started reccing it, and now it's a week later and I seem to have woken up in a Canadian back alley covered in bruises and jerseys with strong opinions about Jonathan Toews. Help!

It's been an interesting trip, because this is the first time I've read a LOT in a fandom where I knew absolutely nothing. I have cousins who play hockey and a sort of vague hereditary obligation to cheer for the Flyers when prompted, but going into this I didn't even know how many periods were in a game. However! Hockey fandom has stepped in to fill the gap and taught me many things:

  1. Sidney Crosby is a hockey-playing robot.
  2. Patrick Kane is a horrible human being.
  3. Jonathan Toews is a hockey-playing robot and a horrible human being.
  4. No one pines like Geno Malkin.
  5. Alexander Ovechin is a puckish matchmaking spirit of whimsy.
  6. Duncan Keith has no teeth whatsoever, because he gave them all to Brent Seabrook as a declaration of love.
  7. Carey Price is a stoner cowboy.
  8. PK Subban is a big dumb puppy.
  9. Claude Giroux and Daniel Briere are married and have three adorable French-Canadian children. They just haven't realized they're married yet.
  10. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews kinda know that they're married, but they keep fighting because the make-up sex is awesome.
  11. Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook know that they're married, and spend a lot of time worrying about other people's marriages.
  12. Everyone in the NHL is funny-looking except for Patrick Sharp.
  13. NHL players are the worst at pranks.
  14. Somewhere in the NHL is an entire team composed of players named Staal.
  15. No one in the NHL in the entire history of ever can ever talk about their feelings. Ever.


Obviously this is an incomplete list. So, does anyone have any recs/advice on how to watch hockey without, actually, living in a state where hockey is a thing/owning a TV? Youtube has been helping me out, but it's a bit hit-or-miss.
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