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paxpinnae ([personal profile] paxpinnae) wrote2012-05-02 06:01 pm

Just When I Think I Can't Love Ilya Bryzgalov More...

He goes and does stuff like this:
When asked what he would have done if he hadn’t become a professional hockey goalie, Bryzgalov didn’t hesitate.

“Astronaut,” he said quickly.

The media pack sort of blinked back at him. No one was sure whether he was kidding. He wasn’t.

“No, seriously,” he added.

At which point Bryzgalov began a long dissertation about the American space program versus the Soviet/Russian space program and which was superior. He noted that the first two animals in space were Russian dogs, which led to a strange exchange between Bryzgalov and a reporter about who had lost more monkeys in space -- the Americans or the Soviets/Russians. Bryzgalov conceded that too many monkeys had lost their lives in that vocation.

“The problem with monkeys,” Bryzgalov quipped, “they push the wrong buttons.”

WHY IS THERE NOT VIDEOTAPE OF THIS? My soul cries out for Bryz's opinion on the Soviet space program. How does he feel about the historical blind spot in which Valentina Tereshkova resides? Does he agree with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the motivations behind the initial Soviet push? I NEED TO KNOW.

My soul also cries out because of last night's game. I don't really want to talk about it. Bryz was good, everyone else was inexplicably bad, Laviolette needs to yell at everyone, and it should never happen again. THE END. (Except to add that I kind of want to stab this guy with his own pen. "Bryzgalov played well, sure, but Philly doesn't need 'well.' Philly demands A GOALTENDING GOD." Jackass.)

I've been talking a lot (for me) about hockey fandom, but I've also been writing, in an incredibly distracted, ADD sort of way, three stories:


1. Semi-serious "Patrick Kane is a female NHL player, but still very Kaner" story, which draws a reasonable amount from [personal profile] mardia's Erica Staal-verse. The problem with this one is I'm writing media reaction to Trish Kane's naked post-sex photos, and I keep getting depressed and fucking off to write something more fun. Something like:

2. Post-Game-6 Fleury/Talbot porn. There's really no excuse for my not having finished this yet; I'm hoping to polish it off tonight. It's full of Feelings about the Pens fans who call Talbot a traitor (He signed with a team that gave him more money and a chance to get some individual recognition! How dare he!) and also slightly-hate-y sex.

3. Flyers Gen "Dr. Fickle and Mr. Denied" AU. Because [personal profile] jedusaur gives horrible, terrible, no-good, very-bad plot bunnies about Bryzgalov in a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde AU, and that crazy Russian tiger booze they mentioned in 24/7 is too good to waste.
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[personal profile] jedusaur 2012-05-03 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
The Russian tiger booze is perfect for the Bryz story. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. The Fleury/Talbot porn also sounds awesome. I am not so much for always-a-girl AUs, but I would probably give a Kaner-centric one a shot. Yaaaaay fic \o/