I Lie For Only You

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:07 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/leyley09/pseuds/leyley09">leyley09</a>

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“So, instead of telling his mom the truth, Tom wants you to pretend to be his boyfriend. And you said yes to pretending, even though you want to be boyfriends for real.”

“When you say it out loud, it sounds stupid.”

“It is stupid.”

~~~

It's a terrible idea from the very beginning, and he knows it. But Tom needs him, and letting Tom down just isn't an option. It's gonna be fine, though. Abso-fucking-lutely fine.

Words: 6365, Chapters: 2/?, Language: English

The Pucks of Youth

Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:13 pm
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“'I don’t know for sure,' Simmer said, 'but I did hear about a rink up in the mountains where the pucks are said to be magic. If someone uses them to score three goals on any ice, he’ll be as good as new again.'”

Words: 1419, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 19 of 31 in 31: NHL Fairy Tales

Grab bag: Slash and burn

Sep. 22nd, 2017 03:37 pm
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In the Friday Grab Bag:
- The NHL is calling a million slashing penalties. Good.
- We must save the noble emergency backup goalie.
- An obscure player who somehow wound up starting on an all-time dream team.
- The week's three comedy stars.
- And a look back at once of the dumbest moments in preseason history. Phil Kessel is involved.

>> Read the full post at Vice Sports

The Potency of Heaven-Born Mind

Sep. 20th, 2017 05:13 am
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/akathecentimetre/pseuds/akathecentimetre">akathecentimetre</a>

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“I’ve got to say – you’ve got some cheek complaining about our glamours,” Beverley said, grinning over her pint, “given who you’ve been shagging for the last twenty years.”

Words: 2631, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 4 of A Gentleman's Agreement

Friends In All The Right Places

Sep. 22nd, 2017 04:07 am
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Mitch bites off more than he can chew and goes to Auston for help dealing with the aftermath.

Words: 2081, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

goodbye homeland; hello homeland

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:32 am
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So, in about 20 minutes I'm going to be leaving my parents' place, so that we can all go to the airport and travel to the country where my family has lived for as many generations as we know about (at least 4) and left when I was 7.

I've never been to the capital. I don't speak the language that people mostly speak there. (Everyone else in my family does speak it, but at home we always spoke Russian, the de facto lingua franca of the USSR, and that's all I managed to pick up by 7.) Kiev is new to me, and not new because I grew up on stories about it. (My aunt grew up there.) Odessa is familiar, full of people who will be happy to see me, but foreign too, like just another random European city, with buildings and customs that don't conform to the West Asian norms I find familiar and standard.

Anyway, if I started describing my feelings in earnest we'd never be done with parentheses.

I expect this trip will be a mindfuck. I expect being stuck with my parents for two weeks straight will be... a challenge. I hope, intensely, that the next two weeks will be wonderful and healing as well, as going home usually is.

Take care, friends.

Jack (Eichel) and the Ice Chute

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:17 pm
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“'No catch,' said the man. 'If you lay these snowflakes on the ground at night, by morning they’ll do something exceptionally special.'”

Words: 1155, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 18 of 31 in 31: NHL Fairy Tales

Bluesfan

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:07 pm
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"There was once a lady of not unpleasant aspect, whose personal wealth was great. But this lady had one piece of misfortune: she was a Blues fan."

Words: 743, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 17 of 31 in 31: NHL Fairy Tales

The Water Hole

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:32 am
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Claude falls into a magic water hole

Words: 1010, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Robin Karlsson and Guy of Notre-Dame

Sep. 20th, 2017 08:24 pm
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"Now, Karlsson was a famous outlaw, known well for poaching the King’s game, for only the nobility were allowed to play hockey. Nevertheless, he was widely known to be supremely skilled. It was said that none had ever lived who could handle the puck as quickly and cleanly as he, who could skate with such grace or shoot with such precision."

Words: 1182, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 16 of 31 in 31: NHL Fairy Tales

Two tech questions

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:44 am
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1. Has anyone found an easy alternative to Gchat's Available/Busy/Inactive/Offline indicators? Those were my lifeline, and not having them is making me saaaaad.


2. Recently my Dreamwidth pages have stopped defaulting to https, which means sometimes I get a log-in screen instead of the post, and if I get the post, I'm not logged in. I have HTTPS Everywhere for FireFox, and the Dreamwidth HTTPS beta option turned on. What is happening?

It may have started when FireFox updated last, or it might be part of my general computer woes, idk.

Media update

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:36 am
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Reading
Over the weekend I read Sarah Gailey's novella River of Teeth, an alt-US-history Western with hippos, which I've seen mentioned around the place. It spent a lot of time on character introductions, and the ending felt rather TBC, and I'm not sure I'll read the next one. I think I would have preferred a stand-alone novel to what felt like the first instalment in a longer story, or perhaps I'm just not in the mood for Americana (though it reminded me enough of Richard Brautigan's The Hawkline Monster that I dug that out and may read it sometime soon).

In the meantime, I've started Moon Over Soho, the second Rivers of London book. I read the first some years ago (when I bought my Kindle and went back to occasionally consuming things other than fanfic) and found it too gruesome for my fluffy-fanfic-reading palette, but I've been encouraged to persevere. Not gripped yet, but it's early days.

Kdramas
I just finished Another Oh Hae Young, like, in the last half hour.

Huh. It started promisingly. I liked the convoluted set-up and was intrigued to see how they were going to get Do Kyung out of the enormous hole he'd dug himself into, but in the end... they didn't really bother. Rambling. Spoilers. ) Also, overall, this might be the drama I've watched with the highest alcohol consumption and the worst communication (and that's really saying something, on both counts!). Not one I'll be rewatching or would particularly recommend.

I haven't planned what I'll solo-watch next, but I think it'll be something very different.

Pru and I finished Moonlight Drawn by Clouds yesterday, and next week we're starting Mystery Queen, a Sherlock Holmes AU where Sherlock is a housewife.

J and I have one more week (three episodes) of Goblin to go, and then I suspect it's a Hong sisters drama, either My Girl (which I haven't seen) or Master's Sun (which I have).

My teacher and I are still in the middle of Chief Kim.

Other TV
Parks & Recreation season 5.

Films
We watched Rogue One over the weekend. I think I enjoyed it more this time, having read some fanfic.

Writing
Not a word.

Computer
*weeps*

Politics
Election this weekend. My sister and I nearly went and advance voted yesterday lunchtime, but during the trudge up Featherston St to the polling place, I talked myself out of it on the grounds that if I vote on Saturday, if the outcome initially seems close or unfavourable, I can tell myself they haven't counted my vote yet and it will make all the difference. /dork

Also, I was supposed to go sign-waving this morning (and got up early specially), but the other person cancelled and then the forecasted rain arrived, so I finished Another Oh Hae Young instead.

I am trying SO HARD not to get unhealthily invested in the election outcome; I can't afford to get sick over this. *crosses all my fingers and toes, while still trying to maintain emotional detachment, ha*

Do or Die

Sep. 19th, 2017 11:27 pm
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Brandon isn’t a beggar though. He’s a good boy. He’s a nice, innocent, good ol’ American boy. He’s blue eyes and blueberry pie.

Words: 2621, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

neighborly

Sep. 20th, 2017 05:12 pm
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Sidney has always put hockey first. After hockey, it was school.

He rode out his first heat alone in his room with only toys to ride through his heat with. After that, suppressants. It’s recommended to go off suppressants every three years. While Sid was still living at home, he did it. His second to last year of high school he was taken off suppressants. Jack Johnson helped him through his heat and Sidney regretted it immediately.

It’s been six years since Jack and Sidney has spent every year on suppressants since then.

Words: 6990, Chapters: 2/2, Language: English

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“Don’t let any of them vomit on you. It’s your bloody birthday.”

“Noted,” Abdul smiled, looking young and intelligent and alive and everything Thomas found he was starting to want. “Good night, Thomas.”

Words: 4831, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 3 of A Gentleman's Agreement

New Season's Resolutions for 2017-18

Sep. 20th, 2017 04:22 pm
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The NHL pre-season schedule is now four days old, which means two things. One, you’re already sick of pre-season hockey. And two, it’s a good time to make some New Season’s Resolutions.

These days, everyone in the hockey world is all about being the best version of themselves. The players are in the best shape of their lives, the coaches are convinced that they’ve got it all figured out, and even the team Twitter accounts haven’t burned through all their GIFs quite yet. As fans, we might as well join in. And that means a little self-improvement in the form of some old-fashioned resolutions.

As always, feel free to come up with your own. But if you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few suggestions that I think many of us could find some value in.

Let’s all wait a bit before we freak out over the faceoff-violation rule

The new rule — or more specifically, the new emphasis on calling the existing rule — is already getting decidedly mixed reviews from fans. Monday night’s Senators/Leafs game in Ottawa featured three early faceoff violations, accompanied by plenty of puzzled looks from players and coaches.

It sure seems like the league has done it again, where “it” is coming up with a solution to something nobody really thought was a problem. The crackdown on slashing makes sense; guys were getting hurt, and it was impacting the quality of play. But not one fan has ever watched an NHL game and come away thinking, “That was OK, but I really wish the linesman took longer to drop the puck.” And yet somehow, here we are.

That said, let’s wait until we see the rule actually called in the regular season before we overreact. Sure, they’ll call it a ton in the pre-season because that’s what the pre-season is for. But maybe the players will adjust by opening night. Or, more likely, maybe the officials will ease way up once the games actually matter.

After all, do you think some linesman – not the referee, remember, but a linesman – really wants to be calling multiple power plays every night? Pulling the occasional look-at-me act before a draw is one thing, but here’s betting that most of these guys would rather eat their whistle than make a borderline penalty call that decides a game.

True, there have been other “one toe in the wrong place” rules before, like the old skate-in-crease debacle or the current offside challenges, and they stuck around. But there’s a key difference – those were subject to video review, meaning there really wasn’t room for an official to use their judgment to overlook a minor violation. That won’t apply to faceoff calls, so common sense can kick in and officials can let a few things slide.

Or maybe not. Maybe we’ll get into the season and still be seeing these things called all the time. If so, we can complain then. But until then, let’s try to stay calm.

>> Read the full post at Sportsnet

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