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DT: sneetch
Posted on 2006.25.11 at 01:03
How I feel about it all: weirdweird
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I spam because I can:

If anyone were to write me a fic called "Hockey Night at Hogwarts", I might just be the happiest fangirl in Fangirl Land. If someone doesn't, I might have to write it myself. But I'd rather read it. Oh, the possibilities.

This post brought to you buy this post, which I'm not even finished reading yet. :)

And really. Do what she said and read A Study in Emerald. It's Sherlock Holmes Meets Cthulhu. By NEIL GAIMAN. What more do you need to know?

Comments:


Lissa
starflowers at 2006-11-25 06:22 (UTC) ()
Hey, I'll do it, can I do it?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 06:36 (UTC) ()
Of course! Please?



Lissa
starflowers at 2006-11-25 06:45 (UTC) ()
Hurray, fabulous! Anything particular you want in it? Any particular tone? Any requests, pairings, mood, violence, sex, fluff, plot, no plot, anything? I'll do it riiiight now.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 07:10 (UTC) ()
I'd honestly rather see what you come up with rather than give you a lot of requests. I'd like plot. Other than that, just my usual request about killing people off. *g*

And since it's hockey, I guess it'll be impossible to avoid violence. o/

And woah. I just made that hockey emoticon up. Go me.
Lissa
starflowers at 2006-11-25 07:12 (UTC) ()
Kay, shall try to finish it tonight, it's already started, page two, actually.

And no one ever dies in HOCKEY, silly, not even when I'm writing it. Hehehe.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 07:48 (UTC) ()
Oh, yay! *twirls you*

I need a hockey team. I'm trying to actually like winter, and I fact that I sit around waiting for baseball season is one reason I don't. I used to watch hockey religiously, but the Bruins just don't do it for me anymore, and the Cape Breton Oilers no longer exist. And I hate the NBA, and I like hockey. *paints face, cheers on the Hogwarts team(s)*
Lissa
starflowers at 2006-11-25 07:59 (UTC) ()
Detroit is clearly the only team worth cheering for, and I say that because I've had twenty three years of indoctrination to say so. It's my dad's team, so, it's second nature to cheer for them.

But I did have a brief fling with the Penguins, mostly because I love penguins, the animal. And the Sharks, because I wanted to marry Nick Carter and he's from the same city, and I was a sad, sad 13 year old girl who thought he'd like me better if I liked his hockey team.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 08:14 (UTC) ()
My friend peacey will thank you for pimping the Red Wings, as she's been trying to win me over for ages. :)

I was a fan of the New England Whalers, way back before time began. Even got to see them play, made signs and everything. Then I was a casual Bruins fan because everyone else was, and I liked to watch the games. I'm a fangirl at heart, so I don't like doing casual. Note my torrid relationship with the Boston Red Sox. *angsts*

My kids would like me to become a football fan, but I don't like the sport.
Lissa
starflowers at 2006-11-25 08:22 (UTC) ()
I was always against the Whalers because, well, I was against whalers... I like whales, and tend to take team names far too literally.

I've seen the Ottawa Senators play the Toronto Maple Leafs (that's a hate match right there, such a rivalry, almost as bad as Edmonton/Calgary), but that's about it. When we lived in Germany, though, I'd say up till 2 or 3 AM watching the Red Wings on tv with my dad, which was funny, since I was four at the time.

And I don't do baseball, much, though I did get to wander around the Montreal baseball diamond, right before they stopped being a team, which was cool.

But football is the worst sport of all.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 08:31 (UTC) ()
Ottawa-Toronto sounds like baseball's Boston-New York Yankees rivalry.

I don't DO baseball, it does me. The Red Sox grabbed me at age six and never let me go. They're the most annoying team in the world (well, okay, maybe except for the Chicago Cubs), but I love them and I can never leave them. We're dysfunctional, but we do okay. *g* And I've never toured Fenway Park, but I've always wanted to.

There used to be a baseball team called the Washington Senators. Capital cities have to name their team the Senators, I guess. :D Of course, now we have the Washington Nationals, the reincarnation of the Expos.

Okay, going to bed now. I started to think about bed about four hours ago. Geebus.
Lissa
starflowers at 2006-11-25 08:38 (UTC) ()
How tragic, going to bed right when I post your story.

Hope you like it, it's kind of strange.

Senators is a weird name for a team, as if we're meant to believe politicians are athletic, and playing the sport is some patriotic duty-- I guess with Hockey, in Canada, it is. But still!

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 18:09 (UTC) ()
If we kept the analogy between sports and politics, then it would stand to reason that the members of Washington Senators team would have to be elected by the fans while the members of the Ottawa Senators would be appointed by the Commissioner of the NHL or something. Maybe that's why the American team ended up folding and being replaced, ironically, by a team who (that?) used to be Canadian. *forcefully yanks tongue out of cheek* *vehemently denies any frame of reference pun in the use of the word 'yanks'*

OMG, story! It's better I read it now, because I was too sleepy to enjoy it last night. Thank you so much! *skips off to read story*
Smelly
topaz7 at 2006-11-25 06:27 (UTC) ()
Hockey Night. At Hogwarts. *jaw drop*

Why not? They've got the lake; they transfigure boots into skates, brooms into sticks. It's a lot more fun than quidditch. ;P


I sat through two hockey practices tonight and came home to see this. Your timing is superb!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 06:33 (UTC) ()
I think this was some kind of divine revelation. It could be so, so good.
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2006-11-25 13:50 (UTC) ()
"A Study in Emerald" has to be one of my very favorite short stories ever. It's brilliant.

Gaiman's "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar" is a scream, too. I love it when he does Lovecraft.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 18:18 (UTC) ()
Gaiman's "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar" is a scream, too. I love it when he does Lovecraft.

I love that story! I even have the chapbook. I ordered it from along with this.

I clicked on the "autographed copy plz" option, thinking I'd get the book signed, but I got a signed copy of the CD instead. Which is nice, but the only things I ever care about getting autographed are books. I don't know where the CD is at the moment (woe!), but I can tell you exactly where the chapbook is. :) I have, somewhere on my computer, the audiofile. It's lovely, especially when Neil reads it. :)

Neil was actually a big influence on me becoming a Lovecraft fan. That and people at Worldcon being boggled by the fact that I live in Rhode Island and never read a single word he wrote. The rest is history, as it were. *g*

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