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coprime: a lone man walking through a bamboo forest (Mushishi)
Sunday, January 4th, 2015 01:54 pm
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

Ahh, I keep going back and forth on how much I want to participate this year. I'm not even sure if I'll end up linking this in the comments of the challenge post. But I think writing out a wishlist will be good for me.

1) I wish people in fandom would stop calling themselves trash for liking something. I think this is more of a thing on Tumblr, and I get that the people saying this are just trying to express "I acknowledge that I am super overinvested/emotionally invested in this thing" with a side of "please don't ridicule me for my investment, I already know I am being ridiculous." But it always makes me so sad to see people insulting themselves like that. Be enthusiastic! There's no reason to put yourself down just because a canon/character/setting/plot/whatever has taken prominent residence in your brain! There's nothing wrong with that! Just think how much duller life would be if nothing ever captured people's imaginations.

2) I wish I had a cheerleader to help me get the courage to actually work on the epic thing. I love it, I want to write it, but every time I go to actually work on it, I get paralyzed by anxiety. And I know I'm being silly, but there it is. I'm not sure that having someone to tell me, "No, stop interneting and actually write. Dooooo it!" would help, but sometimes having someone I'm close to tell me to stop procrastinating does help me actually get stuff done, so maybe. The trick is there's only one person I'm close enough to that I'd be comfortable putting in this role, and the thought of asking her is a whole 'nother kettle of anxious fish.

3) I wish I could make the type of fic I want to read appear magically on the internet somewhere, haha. Every time I finish a canon, I am like, "Man, I wish for epic-length fic about ____," and I am almost always disappointed when I go searching. (It would probably help if the ____ got filled in with "post-canon gen" less often.)
coprime: Valtteri Filppula's pretty face (Red Wings hockey)
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 09:49 am
Ugh, I am so glad Detroit beat Nashville last night. I wanted to win before, but after Wednesday's game I want my team to hand Nashville their asses. I get that Weber was pissed because Zetterberg had given him a legal hit a moment before, but shit like this should just not be acceptable:
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The fact that the NHL only fined Weber $2500 gives lie to all the talk they've done about trying to reduce the number of concussions players get. And I just get so mad at how cavalier the NHL is about something that can seriously mess up a person, especially later in life. All you have to do is look at retired football players and boxers to see that multiple concussions have serious, long-lasting effects.

The commentators on Friday's game (the Wings' normal commentators, no less) kept talking about how Weber only cracked Zetterberg's helmet and didn't give him a concussion when he slammed Zetterberg's head into the glass twice. And how the NHL only looks at results - no concussion, no serious penalty - rather than intent in these sorts of things because intent is so hard to judge. And it is such utter bullshit because the only thing that should matter is the action, not results or intent. If a players shoves his stick in another guy's face, it's high sticking; it doesn't matter whether the guy was injured or not and it doesn't matter whether the player intended to or not. And I don't think, if it's not unreasonable to expect players to keep control of their sticks at all times, it's not unreasonable to expect players to keep from grabbing an opponent's head and shoving it into the glass.

Obviously I still have a lot of opinions about this despite ranting (with a lot more swearing) to the BF last night for ten minutes.
coprime: Valtteri Filppula's pretty face (Red Wings hockey)
Friday, February 10th, 2012 11:45 pm
I have been trying to get into hockey fandom for something like the past two months and failing because it turns out I am a much bigger Red Wings fan than I'd thought. And the Red Wings do not seem to engender fandom squee (or at least none where I can find it). So every time I'd try to read something - because I like squee and fic about dudes failing at emotions! - I would just be, "Ugh, who cares about the Blackhawks/Penguins/whoever, the Wings are clearly the best," and have to quit reading.

So frustrating! (Also frustrating was missing nearly every game because I thought I didn't get the channel they typically got shown on. Turns out I do get that channel, whoo.)

But I think I may have figured out why no one loves the Red Wings (despite the fact that they are awesome): we're essentially the NY Yankees of the NHL. I think we were the Yankees before the salary cap got implemented. So if what I think is true, it is not really surprising that no one loves the Wings except for Wings fans.

Figuring this out has quieted my inner fan enough that I can read about teams who are not the Red Wings. Yay! Figuring out that I can watch the Wings even when the Pistons are playing also helped a lot too, not gonna lie.

And, oh man, tonight's game! So exciting! We extended our home win streak to nineteen games, yes! And if we can beat the Flyers on Sunday, we'll be tying their record. I was annoyed at Bertuzzi for getting three penalties (out of seven Wings penalties) but then he scored the winning shot in the shootout, so I guess it was okay. Also his job on the ice does generally result in hm getting penalties, so it's not like it was unexpected of him. But, man, all those power plays were not helping us get that nineteenth win. And I am so glad MacDonald did not suck at goaltending as much as he did in the previous game I saw him play where he gave up four goals.

I almost forgot my favorite bit of the game! As excited as I am for the win, I thought it was hilarious when the announcers were like, "LOL, Hudler, good job keeping hold of your stick when you try to get in a fight. You're too small otherwise to be effective."