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A few months ago Hockey RPF started showing up on pinboard.in/popular/fandom (which is a wonderful automated rec list that helped me find many great fics in fandoms I normally don´t read.) I don´t think I´ve ever watched a full hockey game in my life, but I enjoy the stories. Competence porn ftw! Everyone trains and constantly tries to become better, many fics have a lot about teamwork and improvement strategies, and the romantic pair gets turned on watching each other be brilliant on the ice. It´s great.

And then there are scenes like one I read yesterday, that I can empathize with: when a team, even though they´re trying their best, isn´t doing very well and then they have to justify it to the press. Sometimes things just don´t work, nobody knows why (this is sometimes partly a lie), and you feel bad because you disappoint people´s expectations, but you don´t know what to do to make things better immediately.

On a different topic, I´m still reading f_fa, and sometimes it´s hard not to be too obvious (I probably failed already.) I can understand very well that people wonder why we don´t have a forum yet, but we actually do know that they´re not that hard to set up and it´s not the technical part that is taking so long. I´m curious how many of those people who keep talking about how easy it is to start & manage a forum (who unfortunately didn´t see our past requests for help) will volunteer to help once we can recruit again. If even a quarter of them do, that would be fantastic.

Date: 2012-10-05 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] crtsj
I also find myself a bit curious about how many of those people calling for a forum would actually use it once it exists. There are plenty of ways to engage already in non-forum ways (replying to blog posts, pinging the Twitter account, sending an e-mail) that don't see much traffic. Granted, these often involve having to go 'off anon' since the org typically won't reply to unsigned comments. My guess would be that any forum wouldn't allow anonymous posting, so I'm sure there are many who would keep their comments/complaints to the anonmeme anyway.

Date: 2012-10-06 10:24 am (UTC)
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Well, apparently there is an unofficial forum now, so we will see how much use it gets beyond the initial OMG THERESAFORUM rush.

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