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Posted on 2006.25.11 at 14:34
where am I: going to work soon
How I feel about it all: geekygeeky
Soundtrack: none, cuthbert isn't letting me open the darn folder
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starflowers wrote me fic!

Do not blame her for the really strange premise. It was my idea, which wasn't even really my idea, because it was inspired by an old post from thefourthvine, wherein she lamented that due South seems to be the only fandom with Hockey AUs and that someone needs to rectify this and can you imagine Ron Weasley playing goalie? I actually like starflowers idea of Goyle playing goalie better because he's physically perfect for it.


Hockey Night at Hogwarts.

Standout lines:

Still, excitement was high among the students, who welcomed a chance to vent frustration as they waited for news from their families on the progress of the coming war and the loss of relatives in the preliminary efforts to stop Voldemort’s evil attempt to take over the world. A game which seemed to be a thinly veiled opportunity for bloodshed and violence in the name of sportsmanship seemed the perfect thing.

and:

Seamus summed it up quite well when he said, “Well, look at it this way. Why do we always get the Hufflepuffs on our side? As far as bloodshed, violence, and hockey go, I’d rather someone on my side who doesn’t flinch, whimper, and hide at the first sign of danger. Why do the good guys always get the weak and pathetic on their side while the bad guys get the ones with Unforgivables and, like, guns and swords and stuff?”

and the best one:

...it was a well-known fact that being at Hogwarts in his seventh year rather than dashing off to engage in battle frustrated Harry beyond belief. Unfortunately for him, his own plans of war had to be put aside. Mostly in the effort of plot, really.

I really would love to host a panfandom Hockey challenge, but don't know how to go about starting one. Can anyone who's done such a thing (fic challenges, that is), tell me how? Because, really, how cool would a hockey story be in, say, the Star Wars universe? Or maybe Hard Core Logo, or OMG, Slings & Arrows (I'd co-write this one if anyone wanted to take it on)? Any suggestions? Anyone want to co-mod such a thing? Deadline could be after the New year, so as not to interfere with yuletide or Seekrit Santa or any of the others. Whaddya think?



In other news, this (taken from here):


"There was a lot of wailing and crying about Chrétien saying, ‘don’t go into Iraq’ – and I happen to agree with him on that. It was an unnecessary engagement. All these people were saying ‘oh, no the Americans are going to hate us!’ Of course they’re going to say that they’re pissed off at us’ but it doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean they're going to tear up trade agreements. They DO stuff with us. We’re interconnected. And we have a right to have our own opinion. We’re always trying to find that dividing line – and what I was kind of trying to say with H2O was that we have to watch it, because we live in the shadow of a gigantic power unlike the world has ever known. I would argue maybe even to rival Rome."

also

"I love that fact that the US media has been characterized as being lefty and anti-Bush, when I don’t see how he could have had an easier ride from the moment that he went into Iraq until very recently. Nobody was questioning if this was a good idea or not. And [Michael] Moore’s got a lot of young people engaged, so if even 10% of them go out and do something, that’s an accomplishment.”

and

"The corporate structure is not really particularly sympathetic. It’s not really a good symbiotic relationship – corporate structure and democratic structure. One, however, is vastly more efficient than the other. So it’s a logical solution that corporate structure would come to a certain extent to dominate how a democracy is executed."



Dear Paul Gross,

Please, please, marry me write a book on politics. I promise I'll read it and pimp it like crazy prevail upon others to do likewise.

I'll even buy the audiobook. Heck, It's entirely within the realm of plausibility that I might may get obtain that one first.

love,

With sincere and heartfelt admiration, I remain,

Me

P.S. I wouldn't be at all upset if one or more of the following terms were used contained therein: coup d’état, anarchic order, jurisprudence, asymmetrical federalism, primus inter pares, Electoral College, dictatorship of the proletariat, constitutional monarchy, new international economic order, Parti Québécois, proportional representation.


Honestly. Brain cells are SO the pheremones of geekdom.


Of course, the whole thing might be part of the suspected conspiracy mentioned in this post. I'm adding dragonflymuse to the list of people who shouldn't leave town. She, in fact, is more likely to be a co-conspirator than Willie Nelson, since she is Canadian and he is not. Of course, Willie could be using his American citizenship as a smokescreen. However, knowing Willie, it's probably another kind of smoke entirely. (OMG, see, patchfire? I told you I'd use the "weird willie nelson references" tag more than once)


Also, I am embarrassed to admit that I ate all of the chocolate cheesecake that tapped_trish sent home with me yesterday. I'm thinking PMS.

Now I have to restart Cuthbert because he's being weird and get off my arse or I'll be late for work.

Comments:


Noelle
inmemoriam at 2006-11-25 17:21 (UTC) ()
willie nelson is *so* canadian.

in fact, all americans are canadians. we're all one big constitutional monarchy. stephen harper just uses bush as his puppet south of the border to wrangle-in the outskirts of canadian interests.

you will all be granted canadian passports soon enough -- we just have to update our gun directory first.

8\
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 19:49 (UTC) ()
Does Ottawa have my address? They can overnight my passport; I'll pay the extra. And since I don't own a gun, mine should be a piece of cake.

Willie Nelson is a Citizen of the World, in philosophy. I love him utterly.
Smelly
topaz7 at 2006-11-25 17:23 (UTC) ()
The hockey fic is a thing of great beauty. I love love love it!! And told her so.

I think that hearing Paul say "coup d'etat" would make me swoon. How can he be so smart and charming and funny and also have those looks? *shakes head at unfairness of life*

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 19:55 (UTC) ()
The hockey fic is cracktastic. She volunteered to write it before the virtual ink was dry on my request. Go her!

Some people have all the right jeans genes. I don't see life's unfairness here at all, though. More like life's consolation. :)
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2006-11-25 19:22 (UTC) ()
Hee. That H2O interview on CBC with Paul was the first time I sat up and went "Christ, he has brains as well?!". He calls everything completely right - not only about his home country but about the situation in the US as well. I wouldn't mind if he did go into politics (although he did say that his ego is too fragile for that in the CBC radio interview) but he would be the one person I could trust to keep his integrity.

I can't wait for the sequel to H2O - the first one had me on the edge of my seat for four solid hours. I would describe it to people as a cross between the West Wing and 24 but utterly Canadian. The lighting is incredibly sexy as well and it's about the only thing I've seen which seamlessly merges the English- and French-Canadian worlds on-screen.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 20:00 (UTC) ()
I've never seen the interview before. I kept away from anything having to do with H2O before I'd seen it because I hate spoilers. I did notice something in the movie that I'm positive came straight out of Fire and Ice, which I'm currently halfway through (SO worth reading, btw). It's so blatant that I'd bet money on it. *g*
melpemone
melpemone at 2006-11-25 19:35 (UTC) ()
Oh my god, that interview is just... I... wow. ::sigh:: It's as though some very benevolent deity took it upon itself to create the universe's most perfect person for me... and then revealed a sadistic streak by putting him on the other side of the world and marrying him to a geniunely awesome lady, so I can't even be mad about it.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-25 20:03 (UTC) ()
Paul Gross as evidence of intelligent design. Why do I get the feeling he'd like that?

I could write paragraphs on how much I love Martha. She teaches Shakespeare to children. How cool is that?
I Am Canadian
dragonflymuse at 2006-11-25 22:20 (UTC) ()
She, in fact, is more likely to be a co-conspirator than Willie Nelson, since she is Canadian and he is not.

Okay, you busted me. I admit openly and freely. Paul and I sit up late at night, cuddled under a down comforter (and wearing only plaid nightshirts) and work out ways that we can (1) oust Stephen Harper from the country, (2) get Rick Mercer to replace Jack Layton as head of the NDP, (3) get Paul to be PM for real, and (4) have hot, nasty passionate monkey-lurve sex plot the submission of our bossy cohorts.

Hey, we kicked ass in 1812 and a bunch of drunk folks from Halifax burned down the old White House. We could do it again ;)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-26 03:42 (UTC) ()
(1) This is a good thing.

(2) Jack Layton looks like the love child of Gavin McLeod and Alex Trebek. Rick Mercer is cuter. So okay.

(3) Hmmm. I'll have to think about this one.

(4) I'm not sure how Stephen Harper can be a cohort if the object of the game is to oust him from power and replace him with someone prettier more progressive? I think it's all a coverup for hot monkey sex.

Hey, we kicked ass in 1812 and a bunch of drunk folks from Halifax burned down the old White House. We could do it again

Just make sure it's after Lincoln Chafee has left office. That way there's less likelihood he'll be in the White House during the singeing.

It was the best of times,it was the worst of times
mickeymvt at 2006-11-26 00:25 (UTC) ()
Hockeyfic- I am ALL over that.

Honestly, what's better than hockey and hockey players?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-26 03:27 (UTC) ()
Baseball. Be that as it may. :)
peacey at 2006-11-26 07:34 (UTC) ()
*stares at you* And just when did you become a hockey fan? Did Paul Gross mention in passing that he once wandered past a hockey arena or something?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-26 14:58 (UTC) ()
Hehee. I don't think so. *g* And I do not glom like that, anyway. :P

I wanted the hockey fic because someone else mentioned that there aren't any in other fandoms besides dS.

And anyway, I told you that I really like hockey, not all the fighting, is all. However, in my Quest to actually enjoy winter, I figure I need a sport. I hate pro basketball, and I don't like football as a sport in general. Which leaves hockey. Unless, that is, MLB decides to start up Winter Baseball in Florida or something.

So there.
Band2-Mathematiker
missapocalyptic at 2006-11-26 08:58 (UTC) ()
coup d’état, anarchic order, jurisprudence, asymmetrical federalism, primus inter pares, Electoral College, dictatorship of the proletariat, constitutional monarchy, new international economic order, Parti Québécois, proportional representation.

*breathes heavily* You should so become PG's ghost writer. Seriously.

But, please, don't send Paul into politics. I mean, he's interested in politics and understands a lot and reads a lot and he's very, very smart... but I also want to think of him as an artist, an idealist, someone who'd be too frustrated of the system to participate in it. No, Paul should make films and plays about politics (and audio books of course), but really going there? Please don't.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-11-26 15:05 (UTC) ()
*breathes heavily* You should so become PG's ghost writer. Seriously.

Nah, just his editor. I edit my kids' papers, why not? *waits by the phone*

But, please, don't send Paul into politics

Writing a book about politics isn't the same thing as becoming a politician. Besides, he's already said he'd never do it, and he never listens to me, anyway, because what I want to do is send him back into theatre.

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