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 jamethiel
wrote me up a little pimp thingie
because I asked her to tell me why hockey fandom was awesome, and then 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:
- Sidney Crosby is a hockey-playing robot.
- Patrick Kane is a horrible human being.
- Jonathan Toews is a hockey-playing robot and a horrible human being.
- No one pines like Geno Malkin.
- Alexander Ovechin is a puckish matchmaking spirit of whimsy.
- Duncan Keith has no teeth whatsoever, because he gave them all to Brent Seabrook as a declaration of love.
- Carey Price is a stoner cowboy.
- PK Subban is a big dumb puppy.
- Claude Giroux and Daniel Briere are married and have three adorable French-Canadian children. They just haven't realized they're married yet.
- Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews kinda know that they're married, but they keep fighting because the make-up sex is awesome.
- Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook know that they're married, and spend a lot of time worrying about other people's marriages.
- Everyone in the NHL is funny-looking except for Patrick Sharp.
- NHL players are the worst at pranks.
- Somewhere in the NHL is an entire team composed of players named Staal.
- 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.