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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2016-07-07 07:51 pm

Bless Your Heart, Kent Parson

I maded a thing! It is 8,000 words of gay fictional hockey boys in Georgia, because sometimes you just gotta write what you gotta write.

Bless Your Heart, Kent Parson (8076 words) by melannen

Fandom: Check Please! (Webcomic)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann, Past Kent Parson/Jack Zimmermann - Relationship
Characters: Eric "Dicky" Bittle, Jack Zimmermann, Coach Bittle, Suzanne Bittle, Kent "Parse" Parson
Additional Tags: Fourth of July, Meet the Family, Closeted Character, Coming Out, Period-Typical Homophobia, Period-Typical Transphobia, the period is USA 2015
Summary: Kenny's name had been coming up a lot. Partly because these days, it was hard to talk about the NHL without talking about Kent Parson. Partly because before Samwell, Jack's experience of an American Independence Day had always included a birthday party for Kenny. Partly because - well, because being in Madison with Bitty was. Well. Strange and uncomfortable, in a lot of ways, this week of all weeks, that maybe had Jack worrying at those old frayed ends more than usual.


...I am already getting in a discussion in comments about whether I violated canon. It's so weird to write in a fandom where people still give a crap about canonicity, I am not used to it anymore.



In other news, I have made a huge Mistake. So my sister's cats are here, right? So the older one - she's fifteen and has been having health issues - spent the first couple nights here sitting in the living room, yowling horribly until somebody went out to tell her it was okay. In my sister's one-bedroom apartment, she had line-of-sight on the bedroom from her preferred sleeping spot, so we thought maybe she was waking up and getting upset because there was nobody around.

So I thought to myself, hey, she really likes getting brushed, so I'll take her onto my bed at bedtime and brush her, and maybe she'll learn it's a safe friendly place and not get all lonely out in the living room. BAD IDEA.

Days until she had realized bedtime = brushings and she was waiting for me: 3
Days until she decided I was staying up too late and tried to get me there sooner: 5
Days until I couldn't go into my room at all anymore without a cat hopping up ready for brushings: 7

I can't go in my own bedroom anymore without someone trying to tell me it's bedtime and I should brush her. I am CAPTIVE in my OWN HOME.

At least she doesn't sit alone in the living room and yowl anymore. Now she comes in my room and yowls into my face until I wake up enough to pet her.
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[personal profile] erinptah 2016-07-08 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
It's a hard life out there for a Darcy.
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[personal profile] staranise 2016-07-08 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
That cat situation sounds frankly delightful.

And the fic I know IS frankly delightful. I've been frolicking in CP fandom for a while now as des-zimbits, and it's delightful to have you there. (Though yes, people will care INTENSELY about canonicity, and OH the wailing and gnashing of teeth whenever a popular (or even moderately circulated) fanon is jossed.
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[personal profile] staranise 2016-07-08 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
It's so full of young people for whom this is their first fandom, though. Like, at least half my followers are under 18, and 75% are under 22.
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[personal profile] petra 2016-07-08 11:30 am (UTC)(link)
My feeling about people who care deeply about canonicity in fanfiction is, in the most Southern of senses, "Bless their hearts."

Mind you, when I fall in love with a TV show it becomes my constant soundtrack for a while until I get the character voices just right, and then I have very strong feelings about it when authors write X saying something X would never say without showing changes from canon to account for it. But I don't call them out in the comments; that's what telling your friends privately is for.
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[personal profile] verity 2016-07-09 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
that fic was worthy of kudos from BOTH my hockey ao3 & my main AO3 account :)