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Keep Hoping Machine Running ([personal profile] thefourthvine) wrote2012-08-17 08:22 am

Yuletide Fandom

So, this was in actual fact supposed to be a private post for future (Yuletide!) reference - yes, I really am the person who makes private posts with Yuletide fandom suggestions throughout the year, and it has always served me in good stead - but since I made it public I think I should leave it public. Bottom line:

Watch this commercial, which features basketball players growing up and then fucking each other. You think I'm kidding? You tell me what comes after the last shot. I seriously can't think of anything that doesn't involve cock no matter how hard I try.

(And then prepare to write it for Yuuuuuuuletide!)
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[personal profile] sapote 2012-08-17 03:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to congratulate you on the birth of a new fandom.

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[personal profile] vickita 2012-08-17 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
::gapes::

And then they done sex. The end.
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[personal profile] libitina 2012-08-17 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Sweaty and up against a wall.

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[personal profile] giandujakiss 2012-08-17 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
yes, I really am the person who makes private posts with Yuletide fandom suggestions throughout the year, and it has always served me in good stead

I do the same for Festivids. Just sayin'.
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[personal profile] starfish 2012-08-17 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I have not seen that level of eyefucking since S1 Smallville. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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[personal profile] jenna_thorn 2012-08-17 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)
And without clicking the link, I'll lay you money that I know what ad you are talking about.

Because yeah.

basketball ad

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[personal profile] dine 2012-08-17 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
um, yeah. there's really no other way to read it

and I for one look forward to reading stories about these athletes in a few months *g*
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[personal profile] iceinyourmusic 2012-08-17 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
This is where it starts indeed.
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[personal profile] pocketmouse 2012-08-17 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember seeing that one during the Olympics twice. The second time was a shorter cut, and they'd taken out half the eyefucking-while-being-pushed-apart-by-people shots. Probably someone had pointed out it was really gay.

Reeeeeeally gay.
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[personal profile] teaotter 2012-08-17 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought everyone made private posts about possible Yuletide fandoms -- or regretted it bitterly in public when fandom nominations came around.
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[personal profile] gwyn 2012-08-17 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
It never occurred to me to do that, so I'm always the person sitting there in front of the nomination form, staring and desperately trying to figure out some fandoms I'd want fic in or could write in. Imagine what this concept does for my J-ness!

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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2012-08-17 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
T_T. I'm on my fucking iPad, which refuses to load the last 13 seconds. SO FRUSTRATED.

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[personal profile] oulfis 2012-08-17 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Never before have I regretted my complete lack of basketball knowledge D: I literally did not understand this commercial. It is maybe set in the future? The only thing I do understand is that the two dudes are doin' it.
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[personal profile] greyeyes 2012-08-17 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
And then they fall in love and live happily ever after! I like happy endings:)

I WOULD READ THIS FANDOM.
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[personal profile] tevere 2012-08-17 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahahahaha! My husband is a big NBA fan, so basketball is pretty much the only sport I know anything about. He'd seen this ad already, and agreed it was one of the slashiest things to come out of Nike for ages. (He's always asking me why there's no proper NBA fandom. I even looked it up for him on the AO3, but there were all of about 12 stories and most featured either (a) white guys, or (b) Jeremy Lin.) I even joked with him a few months ago that I'd offer NBA for Yuletide! So maybe I'll offer this ad instead *g*.
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[personal profile] ceares 2012-08-17 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
see, and when I saw this commercial I thought it was just totally my slash colored glasses. Also glad to see I'm not the only one that makes early Yuletide posts--it gets me in trouble though when it's time to choose.
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[personal profile] domtheknight 2012-08-18 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
I saw this during the Olympics and immediately tried to find it online so I could make everyone I know watch it and write me fic.

So far no fic, but I'm super happy you are spreading the word!

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[personal profile] toft 2012-08-18 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Yes! yes yes yes! So excited about this for Yuletide since [personal profile] happydork posted it and [personal profile] thingswithwings suggested it - did your post arise spontaneously, or did you read that post too? I love the idea that this ad just DEMANDS yuletide to all fans who see it. It's so beautiful!
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[personal profile] cereta 2012-08-18 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
I sometimes marvel at the lack of self-awareness of male sports fans. Do they really not see how very, very gay this stuff is?
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[personal profile] shayheyred 2012-08-18 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
They are too focused on the women's soccer teams eyefucking each other.
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[personal profile] liviapenn 2012-08-18 12:48 am (UTC)(link)

Aaaaawwwww, it's like the basketball version of that Ken Griffey Jr. and Ichiro article that I posted way back when! (Although Ichiro is Japanese. But still. Sports! Bonding! Teasing! Rivalry! Culture clash! N'AWWWWWWWWWWW.)

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[personal profile] shayheyred 2012-08-18 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
Whoa. Serious eye-fucking there. I'm in.
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[personal profile] vass 2012-08-18 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
That commercial is adorable. Except that they're going to end up with a son who'll break their hearts by choosing ice hockey instead of basketball. You know this to be true.

I already made my reminder to self post about Yuletide. It was public, because who knows, I might inspire someone to offer one of those fandoms. And because maybe people will reply and I'll see what they're asking for and get interested in their fandoms.

Signed, very possibly asking for Peter Sagal/Carl Kasell for Yuletide. Or at least wacky public radio hijinks. (Wait, Wait with questions about fanfic?)

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[personal profile] puckling 2012-08-18 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
I am now heavily invested in these two getting their happily ever after.
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[personal profile] helens78 2012-08-18 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
I am from Indiana -- I don't know if you know what that means in terms of basketball, but rest assured that basketball is not merely a sport or a hobby there, it is a way of life.

I feel like someone just took the Magic Johnson/Larry Bird story and did a remake, updated so that the eyefucking and implicit porn could actually be written. OMG.

For anyone who knows nothing about basketball but would like to hear some things that ACTUAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS in an ACTUAL RELATIONSHIP LIKE THIS said, behold:

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From "When The Game Was Ours", which is a book about the rivalry and relationship between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in the '80s. A slashier, more soulbondy book has never been written, I am not even fucking kidding. I think the ghostwriter, Jackie MacMillan, is secretly a Magic/Larry slasher, because look at this:

Bird: What I had with Magic went beyond brothers.

I never let on how much he dominated my thoughts during my playing days. I couldn't. But once we agreed to do this book, I knew it was finally time to let people in on my relationship with the person who motivated me like no other.

*

Bird: We didn't like each other that much. It was too hard. We were trying to beat each other year after year, and people kept comparing us. I wanted what he had, so I didn't want to get to know him, because I knew I'd probably like him and then I'd lose my edge.

*

Bird: It's hard to explain what it's like to be linked to someone like that. We didn't choose for it to be that way, it just happened. And now we're stuck with each other.

*

Bird: We fought like hell for the same thing for over 12 years, and through it all, the respect was always there. For the rest of our lives, we're connected.

I used to mind.

I don't anymore.

*

Magic: "You're special, Earvin," Fox [his high school coach] used to say. "But you can't stop working hard. Just remember-- there's someone out there who is just as talented as you are, and he's working just as hard. Maybe even harder."

When Coach Fox told me those things, I'd nod my head, but in my mind I was thinking, "I'd like to meet this guy, because I haven't seen him." Truthfully? I wasn't sure anybody like that existed.

That changed the day in 1978 when I walked into a gym in Lexington, Kentucky, and met Larry Bird for the first time. Then I knew he was the guy Coach Fox was talking about.

Larry was a different kind of cat. He didn't say much, and he kept to himself. But, oh, could he play. I had never seen a player with his size pass the ball the way he did. Right away, we had chemistry.

*

Magic: I knew I'd see him again, and I did -- everywhere! When I got to the NBA and played for the Lakers, I watched as many Celtics games as I could so I could keep track of what he was doing.

*

Magic: Larry got the best of me. It took me years to get over it. Actually, I'm not sure I'm over it yet.

*

Magic: He admitted he was jealous, which really shocked me, because he never ever showed it back then. Of course, as you'll learn when you start reading this book, I had my own bouts of jealousy when it came to Larry.

*

Magic: I'm tied to Larry -- forever. That's just how it is. I wanted the two of us to walk into the Hall of Fame together, but we didn't get a chance to do that, so this book is the next best thing.

*

Magic: I knew while we were playing I was doggedly scrutinizing Larry's every move, but I had no idea until we started talking for this book that he was following me just as closely.

I can't get away from Larry. I bet he can't get away from me either.

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Magic: What we try to do in this book is put you right in the thick of it -- like in 1984, just after the Celtics have won the championship. I'm stuck in a Boston hotel room, looking down at all those Celtics fans going crazy in the street. And you won't believe where Larry is!0

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Magic: Can you imagine what it's like to have a player of Larry Bird's caliber pushing you night after night? It wore me out.

It took some time for us to get to know each other. It's hard to develop a relationship with someone who wants exactly the same thing that you want.

*

Magic: Inside, I knew, his heart was pounding just as fast as mine, but there were countless times I'd look at him and wonder, "What's he thinking?"

Now -- finally -- I know.00

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The forward [Bird] looked away, as if he had pressing matters elsewhere. For one brief instant, Magic was disappointed. "I guess he's not going to give it to me," he murmured.

(spoiler: Bird gives it to him.)

*

[Bird] was a young man of few words -- until he went home to French Lick, Indiana1, and tracked down his brother, Mark Bird.

"I've just seen the best player in college basketball," Larry gushed2. "It's Magic Johnson3."

*

When [Magic] looked down the roster, he was surprised and pleased to see Bird's name on the list. The Sports Illustrated cover had aroused his curiosity, and he figured he'd spend some time getting to know this Indiana State star.



0: I did not make that line up.
00: I SWEAR TO GOD THAT IS WORD FOR WORD.
1: I am not making this town name up.
2: Yes, "gushed".
3: I realize that we have all been hearing the name Magic Johnson for 30 years, but please, please, think about it for a second. Magic Johnson? Seriously, you could make a major living in porn with that name, especially now that wizards are IN.

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But while Larry/Magic might scar me for life, THESE GUYS. I WANT THESE GUYS TO BE SOULMATES AND SAY THINGS LIKE "I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING TO GIVE IT TO ME :(((((("

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His name is Ben Watkins! You can see it twice -- once when he's named MVP, at 0.50, up in the background lights, and again at 0.51 when he's being interviewed on "TV" -- turn the quality up to 1080P and watch in full-screen.

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[personal profile] kyyrandi 2012-08-18 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
So I kinda maybe missed what the ad was actually for? Besides the gay-fest going on that is..


Also, what is Yuletide and why does it sound vaguely christmassy?

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