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EDITED 9/4/2015: So. There are apparently extremely distressing things I did not know about Sheldon Souray. See the entry for him at this compiled list of various acts of violence against women and misogyny hockey players have been accused of, though please, please, be careful when deciding to read -- there are descriptions of a lot of incredibly upsetting things in that list. Please feel free to contact me for specific trigger warnings if you want/need.

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Yesterday I decided that researching and writing a whole 1500-word fic in less than 24 hours was enough of a happy thing to go with for the little informal meme I'm doing this month. Today, I give you a recent example of one of my favorite things, defense pairs being Weird About Each Other.

Now, I'm not sure anyone will ever manage to be Weirder About Each Other than Duncs & Seabs. It's likely just not possible. But as the second half of this article shows, Shea Weber and Ryan Suter give it the old college try.

Summary: Suter says they're really good friends, Weber says Suter being there is the thing he's most looking forward to about All-Star Weekend, and Dave Lozo straight-up says it sounds like they're married. )

I still want the Blackhawks to hurry up and and win some games and beat the Predators in the standings, but I can't help it, I find them and their mutual admiration society adorable.

visual aid )

Incidentally, if anyone has any general house-hunting advice, I'd be curious and grateful to hear it.
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Title: Celebration
Author: [ profile] athenejen
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Ryan Getzlaf/Corey Perry
Rating: R/NC-17
Word Count: 1549 words
Disclaimer: So very, very fictional.
Warnings: None as far as I can tell.
Summary: In which Getzy convinces Corey to celebrate (with sex) after Team Canada wins gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Notes: Written for Round 2 of [ profile] pass_shoot_porn, for the prompt "making history." Also on AO3 here.

Celebration )
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 12:39am on 02/02/2012 under
I'm behind on everything, but fuck it. I think this month I'm going to try to post one thing a day that made me, however briefly, happy.

Here is a Cabbie on the Street video from a few years ago in which he discusses sticks and knobs with several players, providing hilarious proof that really, all of us are secretly still 10 years old. Especially Ryan Getzlaf. :D

giggles and innuendo galore thisaway )

Incidentally, Porn Battle XIII is taking prompts until 9 pm UK time (3 pm US Central time) on Thursday -- last chance to get some in!
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1. I still have not made my Yuletide wrap-up post, because I am terrible.

2. I'll probably be spending the next week and a half cleaning the apartment in preparation for a parental visit, oh god. Of course, they are visiting over NHL All-Star Weekend, because parents are inconvenient like that. Hopefully my DVR will deign to actually record everything, and maybe even let me watch it.

3. I have too many thoughts and opinions and feelings about hockey. Also too many thoughts about the NFL playoffs, which is to say, any thoughts at all, but I guess that's what I get for buying Sports Illustrated at the airport and reading it on the plane. My high school self would be appalled (she was kind of the Anti-Jock, and proud of it... oh, how the mighty judgmental hath fallen).

4. Speaking of falling, I seem to have accidentally developed a thing for the NY Rangers. It was already happening earlier this season, but 24/7 was the last nail in that coffin. I'm into way too many teams and players as it is, but I seem to just keep adding more.

5. Which brings me to the true, and truly frivolous point of this post -- I suddenly realized today that being into hockey has irreparably warped my sense of attractiveness. I mean, I knew that to an extent already, because, well, Kaner. This is a new level for me, though. Because finding the gap in someone's teeth endearing, sure, that's fine, that's not completely out of the ordinary, I feel. But seeing a picture of someone playing with his false tooth (like, having removed it, holding it on his tongue, and grinning wildly) and still finding him ridiculously hot? *facepalm* There's no going back from this. I might be stuck in this fandom forever. (Though! I'm still multi-fannish! I am! I just have hockey on the brain the most, these days.)

P.S. [ profile] raggedy_edge is running the Sex Is Not the Enemy ficathon again -- go forth and sign up! My prompt is this this lovely photo, feel free to suggest things I could write for it. :) Also, [ profile] pass_shoot_porn is happening again (24 hours to write 500+ words of hockey RPF, essentially), because [ profile] cathybites is awesome; signups for this round are here. AND! The wonderful [ profile] oxoniensis has announced the dates for Porn Battle XIII: Lucky Thirteen! Time to start thinking of prompts. :D
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Title: Five emotions Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't expect to feel the year he made the NHL
Author: [ profile] athenejen
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins/Jordan Eberle/Taylor Hall
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~8400 words
Disclaimer: So very, very fictional.
Warnings: None as far as I can tell.
Summary: In which Ryan Nugent-Hopkins spends a lot of time hanging out with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, thinking too much and having far too many feelings.
Notes: Written for [ profile] doctor_denmark for Hockey Holidays 2011. Also posted on AO3 here. Many thanks to [ profile] jamethiel_bane and [ profile] silver_spotted for their fantastic and extremely helpful beta work.

Five emotions Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't expect to feel the year he made the NHL )
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Title: The Things They Always Do
Author: [ profile] athenejen
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Tim Thomas/Carey Price
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~2300
Disclaimer: So very, very fictional.
Warnings: None as far as I can tell.
Summary: Several things they always do, and a few new things, too.
Notes: Written for [ profile] pass_shoot_porn and the prompt tradition. Also posted on AO3 here.

Tim can't really remember any more why or how they started doing this. )
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 03:35pm on 25/03/2011 under ,
DVR report: It's still winning.

A couple days back it decided that I really didn't need to watch that Ducks @ Stars game, I must've just been kidding. Though I guess I should be grateful it didn't give me televangelism instead, like it did for an NHL Overtime earlier in the week. I really don't think my obsession with hockey is going to be the thing that causes me to burn in hell, DVR, and it turns out I don't actually appreciate your concern, either.

Fandom report: Still obsessed with hockey. Cam Ward has taken up residence in my head. Going to a Texas Stars game tonight, should be fun.

Have also been thinking about/reading in: The Eagle, The Social Network, Sherlock, Hawaii Five-0, White Collar, Merlin, Community, Dresden Files (though tricky as I'm not caught up and prefer to avoid spoilers), Justified, and figure skating. Among other things. Oddly, for three of those, I haven't even watched the source material yet.

Life report: South By Southwest kicked ass. quick rundown )

It was great to have company for the adventure. I am still exhausted, but it was worth it. Before that was moving-house chaos; some unpacking and such still to do. Busy busy. But for now, I nap. :)
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Sadly, I think the DVR is winning. I do not think it approves of my recent obsession with hockey.

Two days ago, it inexplicably recorded only half of the Wild @ Stars game. Possibly it got fed up on behalf of MN or something, because it quit when the score had just reached 2 to 0 in favor of the Stars. But it wasn't even recording anything else!

And then today, it had only one task, record the Blackhawks @ Capitals game. But no, apparently that was too strenuous for it. It didn't even bother to provide an explanation, though at least it didn't just pretend that I never set it to record, which honestly, I wouldn't put past it at this point.

All I wanted to do was watch my teams play. Is that so much to ask? :(

I do find it kind of amusing that my DVR is judging me.

(Frivolity = me, yes.)
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1. Dim sum! And they even had chrysanthemum tea! Served, exactly as it should be, with a little dish of rock sugar. *swoon* (It is strangely difficult to find in the US, so it is very, very exciting to know that there is a place nearby that has it!) Deliciousness. ) Definitely going back there.

2. [ profile] antumbral's Hockey RPF (Blackhawks)/Generation Kill fusion-crossover ficlet (also here), in which Duncan Keith is a spotter, Patrick Sharp is his sniper, Patrick Kane is their driver/communications guy, and Jonathan Toews is (of course) their fearless leader. It is just so ridiculously pleasing. ♥

3. Yes, I'm still basically in the process of falling in love with hockey. I watched half of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic (only half because the Housemate twice (twice!) deleted the first two episodes before I had the chance to watch them) and it was awesome. I have had to start actively preventing myself from spending all my time reading articles and blogs (and re-reading fic), because there are a lot of things that actually need to get done this month (we're moving, among other things; there is a lot in my life to be stressed out about, at the moment), but it's fun to know it's all out there for me to absorb when I have the chance.

4. Porn Battle XI is coming! :D Prompting will start tomorrow and run through Friday, January 21st, and the dates of the actual battle are Sunday, January 23rd to Thursday, February 3rd. [ profile] oxoniensis has more information up here and here. All fandoms welcome! Come post some prompts! (See the FAQ for info on how to format them correctly and all that jazz.) I have started my brainstorming list for prompts, but got a little distracted by a fic idea, so I still have much to do. Possibly I ought to make sure to prompt something that the fic idea would fill, because my desire to write the scene that's been on repeat in my head for the past few days has gotten pretty strong. Two hockey players, one figure skater, 2010 Winter Olympics, happy shiny super-porny ménage à trois featuring oral sex and instructional dirty talk -- should be fun, if I can make it work!

5. Shearwater is still one of the best live shows I have ever seen or ever will see. Never fancy, just them and their many, many instruments (all of them played between 3 to 6 instruments over the course of the show), but breathtaking, engrossing, charming, intense, and so, so gorgeous. They performed The Island Arc (Palo Santo, Rook, and The Golden Archipelago) all the way through (with 10 minute breaks between albums), seven people on stage (if I remember correctly the previous two times I saw them they usually had five people) all playing with total commitment. I am a little bit in love with Jonathan Meiburg, I think, and his voice. I am definitely in love with his band. Just incredible.

Um. *cough* That was a lot of hockey, wasn't it. I might be a little obsessed. But it's not the only thing I'm thinking about! I have been also contemplating a lot of other fandomy things! )
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1. Spent hours reading wikipedia's articles on Cockney rhyming slang, racial slurs, masturbation, and various Belle Époque lesbians and bisexual women, among many other random things on the internet.
2. Played Dominion (the card game).
3. Played in a Star Wars tabletop RPG.
4. Went to dinner with friends. Also lunch with friends. Also watched last week's Bones. And an episode of South Park. (Those go in the "social" category because it was with the housemates. Though so was Dominion.)
5. Betaed a couple of short, utterly delightful things. (Well, a little before the weekend. But close enough for government work. :))
6. Read and re-read (and re-read and re-read and re-read) a handful of Hockey RPF stories (Blackhawks, mostly). Will probably make a reclist soon (I just have to get off my ass and leave some comments -- I have been tragically bad about that recently). Wish there were more, but at least some of what exists is both satisfying and re-readable. Possibly too satisfying and re-readable, because I keep trying to stop (because hell, I have to work on Yuletide!), but I just can't seem to... I am kind of in love with Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews, see, and am also fond of Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp and basically all of the last few years of Blackhawks (some of them I don't know much about yet, but that doesn't stop me from being fond of them... I mean, have you seen a picture of Niklas Hjalmarsson? *fans self* Though I think I would choose Duncs over anyone else, even Tazer -- mostly I just want to feed Tazer a lot of cookies). I'm from Minnesota, okay, it's not my fault if some hindbrain part of me thinks that hockey is inherently hot (and oddly adorable).

I did actually work on Yuletide a little, mostly by reviewing some source material and taking copious (far, far too copious -- I still have SO MUCH source material to get through, ack) notes. I have a long way to go, though.

So far, I have found myself even more in love with the side characters than ever.
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