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Keep Hoping Machine Running ([personal profile] thefourthvine) wrote2013-09-27 05:09 pm

Hockey RPF fandom poll!

Over on Twitter, people had questions about hockery RPF fandom folks, so we put together a poll. (When in doubt, TICKYBOXES. That is my motto.) If you've read/watched/listened to hockey RPF fanworks, please come take the poll! (And if you know anyone who's in the fandom, please tell them about it, too. Some data good, more data better.)
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[personal profile] ct 2013-09-28 12:37 am (UTC)(link)

And this seems like a good place/time to ask a question - I've been into hockey as a sport for awhile, and accidentally got sucked into hockey as a fandom on Tumblr and AO3 right before the playoffs this year. I've sort of unsuccessfully been looking for the fandom on DW ever since. Help? Please?
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[personal profile] merisunshine36 2013-09-28 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
I also got sucked in during the playoffs, and maybe I'm wrong, but it doesn't seem like there *is* a significant fandom presence on DW? There are individuals posting, but not big comms, etc. Seems like most people are on twitter/tumblr and the occasional commentfic fests are on LJ. I think there was a post on the anonmeme a while back where people listed the hockey rpf twitters they follow--if you ask over there maybe one of the tracking anons can dig it up for you.

(Anonymous) 2013-09-30 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
There's a bunch of active hockey comms on LJ in the season! Or there was last year. We have a weekly round up comm, a game day comm, an encyclopedia comm. My active flist is about 50% hockey, and it's growing! I don't use DW, so I have no idea here, :/

(Anonymous) 2013-09-30 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
(ps, this is unperfectwolf over on lj, and I will totally add people and spam a list of comms and things to follow)
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[personal profile] celtprincess13 2013-09-28 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
Done. That was really interesting. I hope multiple tickys were ok!
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[personal profile] kinetikatrue 2013-09-28 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
If multiple tickies are wrong, I don't want to be right! 8D
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[personal profile] duckyjane 2013-09-28 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
I too ticked multiple tickies. I think if it breaks the form, TFV isn't going to get a lot of usable data (I wonder if fandom likes ticky boxes more than the general public, or if everyone just really likes ticking ticky boxes?) so I imagine she anticipated that :)
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[personal profile] silvainshadows 2013-09-28 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
Took the poll, but would like to add a bit of bonus info- my being in hockey RPF fandom is all your fault, cause of the fandom primer you posted. And then this last season, I actually watched hockey, which is only sort of your fault (I love watching sports, it was inevitable).

So, thank you. Cause this fandom is awesome, and hockey is awesome.
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[personal profile] fanofall 2013-09-28 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
IAWTC -- mine said "Other: Dubconned into it by thefourthvine".
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[personal profile] fanofall 2013-09-28 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
In this one instance, it was harmless. Well. Except for my frightening new obsession with hockey. But other than that.
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[personal profile] sheylindria 2013-09-28 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
This! All of this! It's all on thefourthvine! I don't even live in a country that gets ice hockey, and yet I still got yanked in...not kicking and screaming all that hard, to be honest:)
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[personal profile] ceares 2013-09-28 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, hey, that's pretty much my story exactly. TFV is a total hockey enabler.
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[personal profile] fanofall 2013-09-28 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] dine 2013-09-28 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
poll taken, and I'll be signalboosting in my next post (because a surprising number of LJ/DW friends are into hockey, and for some reason many of them blame me)

(Anonymous) 2013-09-28 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Shocked shocked I say to see that the Winnipeg Jets aren't an option for Teams You Are A Fan Of.

(Yeah I know it's the Jets but still! We exist)
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[personal profile] cadenzamuse 2013-09-28 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Psssssh. No one cares about the Jets. (Says the bitter Atlantan who wants the Thrashers back.)
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[personal profile] ceares 2013-09-28 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
It's weird because I'm never sure what level constitutes being in the'fandom' as opposed to just something you watch/read. So I'd read a couple of hockey stories before and couldn't have told you anything about them, other than, hey they were a pretty good read, then your primer and I'm like, oh! those are the guys. Usually if I actual create something fannish I'll cop to being in the fandom and after your primer, a ton of stories and watching the games

I created inadvisable fanart here and yeah, can't deny it.
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[personal profile] ceares 2013-09-28 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
*g* I have to admit it was the mullet that convinced me that hockey might be the most fun sport ever, so it had to make it into the drawing.

And yep, I'm deep in. I think it was you who commented something about capgeek and I was like 'that's crazy, I'll never do that, pshaw, what do I care about contracts.' Next thing I know, I'm freaking out about salary caps, trade deadlines and NMC.
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[personal profile] puckling 2013-09-28 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
I can date the day I feel into hockey fandom *precisely*, because I just have to go see when you recced my My Siberia. Everything since then has just been sliding in deeper and deeper.
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[personal profile] puckling 2013-09-28 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
Here, have a PK.

It's so rare that I actually get to point the finger and have blame someone else for my descent into this madness rather than the reverse. It's kinda enjoyable.
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[personal profile] puckling 2013-09-28 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
PK's everything is a delight forever and ever, amen.

Name the person you blame/thank the most for getting you into hockey.

I mean, I suppose it depends on how many times you want to see your own name up there. ;P I really feel like hockey fandom spread like a virus though, infecting one fangirl after another.
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[personal profile] athenejen 2013-09-28 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it might be tricky to get all the way back to Fangirl Zero, because I get the impression that a lot of the pre-2010 hockey fandom people have drifted away or gone to their own corner of the world to do their own thing and so aren't around so much (or at all) fandom-wise these days. Though maybe some of them are still active on twitter/tumblr (I cannot speak to this as I have both of those but never seem to get around to using them).

But you could definitely identify some key infection points, which would still be fascinating.

(Anonymous) 2013-09-30 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
LAKE. LAKE AND HER FUCKING SOULBOND FIC. She is the master at it. The day that came out I was like "THERE IS A HOCKEY FANDOM?" and then I thought about it and was like "of course there is, if we write about soccer players, there's people writing about hockey players."

But it's all Lake's fault, too.

-unperfectwolf on lj
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[personal profile] duckyjane 2013-10-02 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
Mine was liketheroad! I resisted womanfully for a while (I was following her journal for interesting Queen's talk and fic from previous fandoms) and then I was like ok she's awesome I might as well read this and BOOM. Done. In.
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[personal profile] exceptinsects 2013-09-28 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, that would be you, as much as I can call myself "in" the fandom. :-)
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[personal profile] mllesatine 2013-09-29 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
You do realize that people don't have to be born in an English speaking country to be in an English speaking fandom, right?
Separating Europe into "Ireland", "UK", "other" and "Eastern Europe" is problematic (speaking from a purely empirical standpoint) since the definition is vague. Why not just say "Europe"?
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[personal profile] merisunshine36 2013-09-30 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Is there a link to see the answers somewhere?
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[personal profile] noracharles 2013-10-05 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Interesting! I was surprised to see that 97% of respondents were in Hockey RPF fandom. I had thought it would be lower.