15 April 2012 @ 08:00 pm
Hockey: Love. And Pain. But Let's Focus on the Love.  
The playoffs are depressing the fuck out of me, people. (And it's not like this week was not already bad enough. I mean. Someone should have warned me the playoffs would be agony (ALL OF YOU should have warned me the playoffs would be agony), and then I would not also have chosen this week to attempt a major technological change and a major household change.) So I thought I'd take a moment to remind myself why hockey is not just misery and pain. Because there are things I love about hockey, too. Right? Right. Let's talk about THOSE for a change.

Why I Love Patrick Kane. The Kaner Shuffle video.

Okay, so. When I first watched this, the person who linked me to it made me liveblog it. And she was right: watching it unspoiled and reacting to it in realtime is the way to go. So watch it now, and then we will talk about why this is the essence of awesome, and also the essence of Patrick Kane, which leads us to the dubious but mathematically indisputable conclusion that Patrick Kane is awesome.

Done? Okay.

Here are the things I just cannot get over about this video:
  1. Tazer saying, "Nice shirt. Looks good on him." And I have had this video analyzed by a Johnathan Toews Sarcasm Specialist who is really pretty sure he's being HONEST when he says that. OH REALLY, TAZER? Everyone else noticed that that was a terrible shirt that basically made him look like a sack of cheap souvenirs they sell tourists in Honolulu. You think it looks good on him? Tazer also says, in all sincerity, "That's an NHL superstar, right there." I mean. He's trying to make fun of Kaner, but he calls him a superstar. Hmmm. From this, we can learn that a) Tazer has absolutely no taste and b) Tazer has absolutely no ability to conceal how completely and totally he adores Patrick Kane. Like, he doesn't just love him. He adores him. Wow.

  2. Patrick Kane saying, "Haters can keep hating, but I'm just going to dance." That, right there, is all you need to know about Patrick Kane. How can you not love this guy?

  3. So many of the Blackhawks are impressed with slow mo. It's like they keep them in a box and only let them see technology if they're advertising it. I'm a little worried about them, to be honest.

  4. But here's the great part, the amazing part, the best part of all: Patrick Kane is the best dancer. On the entire team. They all laugh at him, but they're worse than he is. Which, see - with the Christmas singing video, I was like, fine, whatever, these guys can't sing. But they're athletes. How can they not DANCE? How is it that not one of them can hear a beat or move his upper body in coordination with his lower body? Seriously, the lack of (non-hockey) talent on the Blackhawks roster is amazing. I'm starting to suspect that if these guys weren't playing hockey, they'd be on exhibit in a zoo somewhere.
In other words, as I said in the comments a while back, this is the video that perfectly explains Kaner. He's the worst! But he's HONESTLY the worst, and he's FINE with being the worst, and also sometimes you think he's the worst and he's actually the best.

Why I Love Sidney Crosby. Sidney Crosby Does Not Understand Humans, by impertinence. (Make sure you read the linked inspiration at the top of each one, both because Mark Doesn't Understand Animals is pretty funny, and because it will help you grasp the pure joy of this post.)

Okay, so this is only part of why I love Sidney Crosby, but god, I love it (and him) so much, because this ALL MAKES SO MUCH SENSE. Sidney Crosby just - he missed out on the "understanding humans" part of his education! (He's sure got the being a brat thing covered, but I think his parents wrote him a note to get him out of all his Human Studies classes.)

Now, let's talk favorite bits of this. First, there's the one I think of as Sidney Crosby Is Actually Fine with Humans, Provided They Are Under the Age of Four. Because, I mean, until someone actually makes the NHL Players with Babies Tumblr I yearn for, or until I break down and do it, this is as good as it gets: Sidney Crosby being really good with very small children, and then sort of recoiling in confusion from older children. You can almost hear him thinking, in the middle panel of the kids one, "But this one looks like a person, not a baby! What do I doooooo?"

And then there's the one with Jordan Staal. (You will recognize him. He's the one with the blondest, most unfortunate hair you have ever seen, unless you spend a lot of time looking at hockey players, in which case you have seen a lot of unfortunate hair, so much that this doesn't even register. Spend too much time in hockey and you start to think all haircuts are great unless they are, like, mullets with random tufts of hair missing AND a terrible perm, all on the same head.) Read it and I promise you will never be able to behold a Staal without thinking, "Oh no! This one is all poofy and stuff." Seriously, it improves Penguins, Rangers, and Hurricanes games by at least 15%.

But, basically, if you've ever wanted to see Sidney Crosby staring cluelessly at the entire human race, but for some reason you don't want to just google random pictures of him, this is the post for you. Go. Revel.

Why I Love Alexander Ovechkin. Alexander Ovechkin talking about jerking off, ably translated by [dreamwidth.org profile] marina.

Someday, [dreamwidth.org profile] marina is going to write the best Ovechkin primer in the world. I am hoping that day is soon. Like, in a week or two would be ideal, because by then my teams will probably be out of the playoffs, god damn them all to hell, and I'll have lots of time to read the post. And it will keep me from crying.

But until that glorious day, this is a really damn good substitute. Marina has spent her time trawling the internets for Ovechkin stuff, which I think we can agree is the best possible use of said time, and basically she's found all the most fabulous things in the world. Including this video, which is in Russian, but which she has helpfully translated so that we can all appreciate the beauty of Alex Ovechkin laughing, on stage, in front of an audience, about how he jerks off every day. That is the kind of thing that would deserve a Great Service to Fandom award, if we gave awards for that. (Actually, I guess we do? But it's mostly in the form of commentfic. Which - wait, where is the Ovechkin masturbation commentfic? NOW I FEEL DEPRIVED, FANDOM.)

And even if you do speak Russian, for real, read her translation, because her comments on the amazing acting talent of Alexander Ovechkin are worth it, my friends. Ovechkin: Maybe not the guy you'd pick first to cast in Hamlet, basically. Even if you were doing an all-NHL-player version of Hamlet. (Worst. Idea. Ever. Although I'm eager to discuss who would get to be Ophelia. I am thinking maybe Roberto Luongo.)

Why I Love Goalies. Colorado Avalanche: The Oldies, by vamm_goda.

Okay, so a bit ago vamm_goda posted the most amazing primer I have ever read, for the Colorado Avalanche, a team I had barely heard of. (Like, my sole point of reference before then was from when I shared an office with the world's most dedicated sports fan, who once spent an entire work afternoon arguing violently and fiercely with internet strangers on the subject of Colorado Avalanche: Stupidest Team Name Ever? Seriously, he took regular breaks to stride around the office and rant about the most irritating comments to us, gesticulating wildly and demanding we agree with how crazy this was, which, you know, we did, but only because he was himself clearly worryingly unbalanced. I mean, to give you some idea, I remember his flailing arms with great clarity, but I've forgotten what side he was on.) Anyway. I read this primer over the course of a couple of days, and I went from knowing nothing at all about the Avalanche to being genuinely interested and caring, which is - let's just say that even if I'm the only one who had that reaction, this primer still made an appreciable difference in the current total worldwide level of caring about the Avalanche. An impressive feat!

But if you don't want to read the whole primer - and you should! - you should at least read this post, because like all teams, the Avalanche has had some amazing and fascinating people on its roster. And if you don't read the whole thing - though you should! - just scan down until you find Patrick Edward Armand Roy, because - okay. Recently, someone on my friends list was asking why goalies are always said to be crazy. This post will answer that question. (Spoiler: IT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE CRAZY.) Patrick Roy was a fantastic goalie with an unnatural interest in his teammates' underwear, a desire to beat the shit out of any player who touched his net, and an apparent total lack of skill at pillow fights. (YES. Pillow fights. It's like that one commercial come to life! With a lunatic French-Canadian in it.) Basically, either he was crazy to start with (which I think is true) or being a goalie drove him crazy (which I also think is true), but either way: Dude was batshit.

But fun batshit. It's people like Patrick Roy who remind me why I love hockey. It isn't because my teams win (they don't, those motherfuckers). It's because the people involved are fascinating, and by fascinating I mean really weird and vaguely gay.

Okay. I think I can survive another week of the playoffs now. Tune in next week, when I will probably be doing a post entitled Screw It, Here's All the Reasons Hockey Is a Heartbreaker.

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all hail king frazzle-dazzle, son of adam: hockey kaner :D facebeatperfume on April 16th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
One Tazer's long established nicknames for Kaner is The Superstar. He's been calling him that since their first year in the NHL. :)

Actually, Tazer seems to have personal nicknames for a bunch of teammates.

Which is just awesome and pretty adorable.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Geno/Sid Good Luckthefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
OMG, Tazer. I just. I can't. HOW IS HE SO AWFUL AND SO WONDERFUL AT THE SAME TIME? I don't UNDERSTAND.
mardiamardia on April 16th, 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
But here's the great part, the amazing part, the best part of all: Patrick Kane is the best dancer. On the entire team.

THE AMAZING PART IS THAT IT'S TRUE. God only knows how it's true, but it is!

And aw, the Colorado Avs, literally all I know about them is the story about Ray Bourque, which my friend told me about LITERALLY just two days ago, but really, that's enough for me to have stars in my eyes a little bit.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Price/Subbanthefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
THE AMAZING PART IS THAT IT'S TRUE. God only knows how it's true, but it is!

I know. It seriously defies, like, several laws of physics. SOMEONE NEEDS TO LOOK INTO THIS WITH SCIENCE AND STUFF.

And aw, the Colorado Avs, literally all I know about them is the story about Ray Bourque, which my friend told me about LITERALLY just two days ago, but really, that's enough for me to have stars in my eyes a little bit.

Oh god, that primer has a video of Ray Borque lifting the Cup, and it is so beautiful. Seriously. I read that and CRIED. FOR REAL.
just a girl who's afraid of the darkgo_gentle on April 16th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
One of my favorite things about Tazer is his total inability to tell a joke in a way that convinces you that he's trying to tell a joke.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Super Sidthefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
...I would welcome video of this. Unless the Kaner Shuffle IS video of that, but I have seen Tazer's wardrobe choices, so I suspect he really does think Kaner is wearing an awesome shirt and ROCKING it.
(no subject) - go_gentle on April 16th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Donnawithdiamonds on April 16th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
Thank you for this post. The playoffs are crushing my soul, but this was helpful.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Geno/Sid Good Luckthefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
Oh god it's AWFUL. I just - well, you understand.

LET'S JUST HIDE UNDER THE COVERS UNTIL IT'S OVER. Maybe next year will be better?
(no subject) - withdiamonds on April 16th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 06:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mindyfromohio on April 16th, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
angharaddangharadd on April 16th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
God, I'm not even in the hockey fandom, but I enjoy your posts about them to the degree that cannot be considered sane.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Price/Subbanthefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
I'm so glad! I feel like I've sort of wandered off the fannish beaten path, where None Will Follow, so it's good to know that people can still find amusement. In my helpless weeping.

...

That sounded better in my head.
the only blowup doll bobblehead on the internetimpertinence on April 16th, 2012 05:57 am (UTC)
I drink heavily during the playoffs. Last night during the Hawks game I was drunk off my ass, tonight I had three giant cups of wine during the LA/Van game, Tuesday if the Hawks win I'll be doing victory shots after drinking vodka for 3 hours straight. I don't know what I'd do in the playoffs were it not for alcohol.

I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE SIDNEY CROSBY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HUMANS POST. I was worried it wouldn't be NEARLY as funny as all the headlines I screeched IRL, but it turned out pretty okay! I hope.

Oh, the Kaner Shuffle video. God, I miss Brouwer.

Are you rooting for the Penguins? Because...ouch.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Super Sidthefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 06:39 am (UTC)
...I really don't understand why no one MENTIONED that alcohol was a necessary coping strategy for hockey. IT SEEMS LIKE A THING THAT SHOULD HAVE COME UP BEFORE. Now I am all distressed. And I cannot drink, because toddlers are not respectful of their parents' hangovers.

*weeps quietly*

I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE SIDNEY CROSBY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HUMANS POST. I was worried it wouldn't be NEARLY as funny as all the headlines I screeched IRL, but it turned out pretty okay! I hope.

IT IS FABULOUS FOR REAL.

Are you rooting for the Penguins? Because...ouch.

Oh god, I don't want to talk about it.

HOLD ME. Or, I guess, come babysit my kid so I can get REALLY WASTED.

*more weeping*
(no subject) - impertinence on April 16th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nicolasechs: hockey douchebros on paradenicolasechs on April 16th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
Dear TVF,

I love you and this post and everything that comes out of Ovie's mouth. I also want you to know that because of you (and how your first PK/Carey rec incepted me into hockey fandom), I spent 9 hours on Saturday watching playoff hockey. In a ROW.

I still haven't recovered (not that the Pens falling apart helped).

So I guess I'm trying to say, thank you(?).

Love,
nicolasechs

Edited at 2012-04-16 06:32 am (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Geno/Sid Good Luckthefourthvine on April 16th, 2012 06:43 am (UTC)
Dear nicolasechs,

I'm - sorry? And pleased? And also very glad to be of service? DRAGGING SOMEONE INTO HOCKEY BRINGS ON VERY COMPLICATED EMOTIONS.

Basically, I guess this means you can blame me when absolute horror transpires on the ice (what are the Pens even DOING OH GOD?) and if anything good ever happens, we can hug!

<3,
TFV
imogenedisease: SEDINS TWIN POWER ACTIVATEimogenedisease on April 16th, 2012 09:51 am (UTC)
Oh god, the play-offs have been like an extended fever dream. Nightmare, actually. I have spent most of my hockey watching hours absolutely furious, and I may have kicked a wall tonight. It's in the realm of possibility.

But the Kaner shuffle! I really can't get over how Tazer is not sarcastic at all. He is blinded by his love, and also the shirt.

Thank you, Ovie, for remaining an utter delight. Your existence is a marvel, and I hate that I have a crush on you, but I do.

And Patrick Roy is my favourite player of all time. He's what dragged me into this wretched sport, twelve years old and so starry-eyed about the old-school Avalanche. His brand of crazy, awesome, and crazy-awesome cannot be matched.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Geno/Sid Good Luckthefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh god, the play-offs have been like an extended fever dream. Nightmare, actually. I have spent most of my hockey watching hours absolutely furious, and I may have kicked a wall tonight. It's in the realm of possibility.

I HEAR YOU. I mean, I haven't kicked any walls yet, but mostly because I'm staring at them in UTTER DESPAIR.

He is blinded by his love, and also the shirt.

It's kind of amazing to me, given how driven Tazer is to be the best and be better and all, that he apparently doesn't apply that to wardrobe choices.

And Patrick Roy is my favourite player of all time. He's what dragged me into this wretched sport, twelve years old and so starry-eyed about the old-school Avalanche. His brand of crazy, awesome, and crazy-awesome cannot be matched.

You're absolutely right. And, seriously, I think "crazy-awesome" is such a perfect description of Patrick Roy that we might as well just put that in the dictionary.
plus one skeletondelurker on April 16th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC)
omg, I am having my own quiet meltdown over the playoffs. WHAT EVEN, PENS? >:( :( :( :( :( :(
...why. :( I did NOT REALISE PLAYOFFS WOULD HURT THIS MUCH. COMPLETELY UNPREPARED.

On the upside the Blackhawks are going well. (By which I mean, have remembed to win, even if only at the last minute.) Bollig, how so adorable?
(Speaking of Bollig - best tweet about him so far? How is there not fic yet? Or for his hilarious photoshoot with Shaw?)

Also the Oilers continue on their quest to collect ALL the first round draft picks, because no-one has told them that rookies are not actually pokemon. ("Look! They released another expansion pack!" Probably an actual conversation?)

So many of the Blackhawks are impressed with slow mo. It's like they keep them in a box and only let them see technology if they're advertising it. I'm a little worried about them, to be honest.
Ahaha it would explain a lot. Although given the terrible ads they put them in, I am a lot worried. A LOT. (And if anyone doesn't know what I am talking about, sit through the incredibly long load time for that video because it is, uh, worth it? Yes.)
♥ Tazer/Kane ♥
They have figured out Mario Kart at least?

Sidney Crosby has figured out when to tell if small children would like to come inside a building - baby steps?

Every team is improved by the addition of a Staal. They should get on with the clone army for the GOOD OF HOCKEY.
Also I really think there should be a Twilight AU where the Staals = the Cullens, except I never get past the excited flailing of my brain to make this thought into something coherent. Also part of my brain thinks they would make more sense as the werewolf faction. idk which would be more lolariously awesome.

omg omg the Ovechkin post. THE OVECHKIN POST. ALL THE HAPPINESS.

Two pucks in play? Their body language when they realise = best.

"How true to life is this bobblehead?" (BUT THIS IS NOT THE BRYZ ONE BECAUSE ALL FLYERS ARE DEAD TO ME. DEAD.)

I think that moment of both happiness and bitterness is a good summary of my feelings about hockey, so it's probably a good place to stop.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Geno/Sid Good Luckthefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
I don't knooooooooow. I think the Pens all had BRAIN SWAPS or something. It would explain so much.

I did NOT REALISE PLAYOFFS WOULD HURT THIS MUCH. COMPLETELY UNPREPARED.

Oh god exactly. SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE WARNED US. WHY DID NO ONE WARN US? I have actually reached the point of being GLAD the Pens will probably lose tomorrow, just because then at least that part of the pain will be OVER.

Thank you so much for your roundup of Things That Are Not Bad About Hockey. Man, THAT needs to be a Tumblr. I would so spend all my time staring at it, trying to overwrite the trauma with joy.
(no subject) - delurker on April 19th, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
the frumious Bandersnatch!forochel on April 16th, 2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
if this were facebook I would be liking this post within an inch of its life


KANER SHUFFLE!!
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Price/Subbanthefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
On the one hand, YAY KANER SHUFFLE.

On the other hand, you know you've sunk pretty far when the Kaner Shuffle is one of the major joys in your life. Oh, hockey, WHY?
(no subject) - forochel on April 17th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - forochel on April 17th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Gwynevere1gwynevere1 on April 16th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
When I saw the Flyers/Penguins hair pulling kafuffle yesterday, I thought of you.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Super Sidthefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
*quiet, heartfelt weeping* OH GOD PENS WHY WHY WHY?
concinnity: captain jackconcinnity on April 16th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
I remember when you couldn't even watch a fan vid or 5 minutes of a television show without a break and/or serious assistance. Now you're watching sports! I feel like the world has tilted slightly on its axis.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Geno/Sid Good Luckthefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Sports are fairly easy! Uh, as long as you can actually see. But, I mean - you don't have to tell who the people are! There's no plot to keep track of! Your biggest challenge is really trying to avoid reaching right straight into the screen and throttling the announcers, who apparently have some kind of Minimum Vapidity Quotient they must reach during every game.
Sidrin: Pretty Pretty Lightssidrin on April 17th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing the hockey love! It reminded me how much I loved hockey and missed it without a Canadian boss reminding me there's a game and letting me stay at work after I clocked out so I don't miss the last ten minutes of the game. Not to mention the whole other dimension to hockey love I never realized: what adorable dorks hockey players are. I mean I got a taste of that listening to the Lightening players trying to talk about their favorite subjects in high school, but nothing on par with the Kaner Shuffle and god, Ovechkin. It's just so wonderful and terrible it makes hockey so much better and makes me love so many other teams than I used to.

As someone all ready said: alcohol does help with the play offs. At the very least it made it funnier that Crosby is god awful at fighting while I kind of sobbed on the inside. Not being able to drink you can always commiserate to friends and hug lots of pillows. I can't go to my friends for comfort-they're all backing the Flyers.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Price/Subbanthefourthvine on April 17th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
It's just so wonderful and terrible it makes hockey so much better and makes me love so many other teams than I used to.

HOCKEY IS THE GREATEST. AND ALSO BRINGS THE GREATEST PAIN.

At the very least it made it funnier that Crosby is god awful at fighting while I kind of sobbed on the inside. Not being able to drink you can always commiserate to friends and hug lots of pillows. I can't go to my friends for comfort-they're all backing the Flyers.

THEN YOU NEED SOME NEW FRIENDS. Seriously. I will be your friend. WE CAN CRY OVER CROSBY'S TERRIBLE FIGHTING AND APPARENT BRAIN SWAP TOGETHER.
SpinFrog: 29 looks smrt in glassesspinfrog on April 19th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
THEY WON!!!!! PENGUINS WON!!!!!! OMG WHAT A GAME!!!!! WEEEEEEEE..

:D!
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Super Sidthefourthvine on April 25th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
*quiet weeping*
(no subject) - spinfrog on April 25th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Roynderful Wizard of Oz: Hockey || Prayer Circlevamm_goda on April 20th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm really glad you liked the Avs primer, that means a lot to me that you enjoyed it so much you wanted to share! Thank you!
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Price/Subbanthefourthvine on April 25th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
It was a great primer! And you've triggered some sort of OBSESSION with Patrick Roy that - is a trifle worrying.
(no subject) - vamm_goda on April 29th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
Graceless: Fallen Angelstoryjunkie on April 21st, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
I have to thank you for that last link, in particular. My attention to the Avs had waned, and now I'm back to my obsessive-not-actually-understanding-hockey-the-game self.
tried to eat the safe banana: Hockey Geno/Sid Good Luckthefourthvine on April 25th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Yay! I am glad I could lead you back to the PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. (And sorrow. Um, sorry about the sorrow part.)
(no subject) - vamm_goda on April 29th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
defiantly_curlydefiantly_curly on April 24th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
Hi!
My sister, foi-nefaste, keeps rambling on about how adorable/hilarious your earthling posts are and I would love to read them. Are they friend-locked? Thanks! :)
tried to eat the safe banana: Earthling black and whitethefourthvine on April 25th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Hi!

Earthling posts are on an opt-in filter. (So that I do not spam the world with My Awesome Kid.) Would you like me to add you to it?

Also, hey! Thank your sister for the kind words. *g*
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Strange Little Girl: Darkest moodailati on May 23rd, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
I can't believe Patrick Kane is the reason for my returning faith in humanity
I think the shuffle video has like, magical powers, or something. That's the only possible reason why after coming home after the shittiest day ever, during which everything sucked, all it took was watching that once, and I didn't feel like I wanna go all homicidal on the first person I meet. (There's nothing like working in costumer service industry to make you hate people.)

All in all, hockey players and commercials. I just don't even know where to start.. There is somewhat of an element of watching a car crash happening. You know the feeling of knowing it's going to be horrible, wanting to look anywhere else, but being completely unable to actually look away. And yet, at same time, they're like the best thing ever. And also disturbingly addictive.

And about the play-offs. The best by far, is that once it's all over and you've either celebrated long and hard enough or gotten at least somewhat over all that heartbreak you're reminded that you get to do it all over again the next year.
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