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Generally when I get into a new fandom, it isn't so much because it is so much better than all the fandoms that passed me by, but because it happened to come along at a time when I had a fannish (or other) gap that needed to be filled. I got into Buffy fandom in that long post-grad school period when I was unemployed, I got into SPN when I ran out of Buffy steam, etc. Hockey and comics are kind of co-existing right now, which they can do mostly because hockey has fic and comics fandom does not, mostly, while comics have women and hockey does not (at least not the corner of it I'm in).

So anyway, much hockey, because I have time and I can. I continue to watch games and read the play analyses ghostyouknow27 sends me links to, and yesterday I picked up some books at the library from which I may or may not glean useful things.

I may have to give up on long-time referee Kerry Fraser's Final Call: Hockey Stories from a Legend in Stripes, though, because while I'm usually more forgiving of narrative foibles in memoirs than in other genres, Fraser is kind of a bit much even by that standard. The fact that he calls himself a "legend" in the subtitle is fairly indicative. :\

And now I'm off to the mail to see if my copy of X-Force #2 has arrived yet.

(If anyone can suggest a Marvel comics panel involving hockey that I could make an icon from, I would be obliged. Otherwise, I may have to resort to a screenshot of Angel's tiny Connor-sized hockey stick.)

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Mar. 23rd, 2014 01:13 am (UTC)
I'm just bemused that hockey has a "fandom". With fic and stuff. I mean it can be fun to watch, but I can't keep that Warren Zevon song out of my brain while I watch...

Mar. 23rd, 2014 01:51 am (UTC)
Apparently there are also fandoms for baseball, soccer, and occasionally figure skating, among other things, although hockey is by far the most active now.

I am not familiar with this Warren Zevon song. ??
Mar. 23rd, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
I'm slightly irrational on the subject of Warren Zevon, so I guess a hockey fandom shouldn't surprise me!

And I posted a youtube video of the song. doesn't it play for you? I honestly do like that one!
Mar. 23rd, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Oh! I read and responded to your comment in my email, and the YouTube video didn't show up. Having now listened to it, I think Zevon is a man who knows his hockey. I recognize a lot of terms. :)
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