eldabe: Image of canal in Venice (Default)
The problem with getting back into fandom is that I have three windows open with probably around 70 tabs and I can't close any of them what if I miss a fic or a meta or a link somewhere interesting???

Plus, I've somehow gone from desperatly digging around the internet archive for some recced Harry/Ginny Harry Potter fics (yes, I finally found ones on deleted and purged journals WHYYYY) through some Due South nostalgia and now I'm reading a huge Captain America modern veterans-with-PTSD AU.

What.

I also now save fic links in:
My excel spreadsheet of doom (still labeled as Torchwood recs ha ha)
Random TextEdit Files (mostly labeled)
Diigo (ok, I only save meta in Diigo)
Evernote (because I am now terrified of deletions)

So good luck to future me who wants to find anything! My fandom saves are just as messy as everything else. *confetti*

ETA: AND NOW I'M READING CHECK, PLEASE FIC, SM I BLAME YOU I HAVE NO TIME FOR THIS.

Also I might need a pinterest account to save all the fic. #fandom
eldabe: Image of canal in Venice (Default)
OK, I don't know a single person in Check, Please! fandom, which is unfortunate.

It's a webcomic, it's written by a woman who is clearly comfortable with fandom tropes, it's about a made-up men's college-league hockey team, it starts a Bittle, pie-baking southern boy who plays hockey (it is strongly implied he took it up because his father -- a football coach -- wasn't too pleased when he was getting really good at figure skating) and his whole hockey team.

There is also another boy on the team, who is drop-dead gorgeous, a doofusball and an angst FACTORY. (READ THIS. TRUST ME.)

Everyone, naturally, shipped them. The AO3 section was pretty healthy! Despite (or perhaps because of) lapses in updating.

SPOILERS )

And the author typically puts up commentary after she posts and I have been waiting DAYS WITH NO ONE TO TALK TO. DAYS.

Ugh, why did I ever decide to get into sports, it's really getting me into weird fandom spaces.
eldabe: Donna Noble from Doctor Who (Donna in a wedding dress! Without pocket)
Here are two threads in my life! (Weeeell...three?)

1. I love sports AUs. They are the best! I have no clue what is happening in the sports, but they are all about bonding and friendship and emotional support. And a lot of slash in the one bastion of fanfic society left where people have to actually think about and struggle with and hide their sexualities. Not that I think people should have to do that in real life, but you know I'm in fanfic for the angst and slow-burn, right? Feels everywhere.

2. I really know nothing about sports. I mean, I played hockey in high school for three years and I'm still not 100% sure what offsides is. (I was the goalie, in my defense.) My dad is a baseball nut...so I know how many innings there are. I just don't actually care about sports so the rules slide riiiiiight out of my head.

3. I need to learn a sport, on a water-cooler-talk level. I'm entering a really male-dominated, network-heavy profession, I don't drink, I don't go out Friday nights, most of my hobbies revolves around fandom and fandom-adjacent stuff, I need to be able to talk a sport.

After talking with law school friends, I mostly settled on football. Football and baseball are really the American sports, I should pick one, and I mean, I had a professor who liked The Patriots, I can read some football stats and ignore the spousal abuse scandals, right?

...Of course, instead I spent a precious day of vacation reading Check, Please and now I'm reading up on the NCAA and trying to find tickets to a NWHL game and IDK, what. I'm going to end up in Hockey fandom. By accident. IT'S A FANDOM-ADJACENT SPORT, OK. Even I know about the hockey RPF.

And then I'll obviously have to move to Canada, the one country where hockey is actually a good sport to know for networking purposes. YOU HAD ONE JOB, SELF.

#fail

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