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God I love snoop dogg. This is so sweet. What a legend.

does anyone remember when Noah Hanifin, Jack Eichel, Dylan Strome and Connor McDavid were playing NHL 16 and Dylan and Connor were up 4-1, and Noah was like “it’s okay. Remember what happened a few years ago?” referencing the Leafs collapse against Boston in Game 7 and Dylan said “wow. that’s gutty. I don’t want to talk about it.” Cause that entire sequence of events literally gave me life

ID #50767

Name: Kat
Age: 17
Country: USA

Hi! My name is Kat, and I’m a 17-year-old girl from the United States. I am a junior in high school and am looking for a pen pal because summer is almost here and I want to make some new friends. I am preferably looking for people I can play steam games online with, but it’s okay if you don’t! I love video games, music, art, science, dogs and anime. I listen to all kinds of music, but electronic is my favorite. My favorite animes are Ore Monogatari and One Punch Man. I also love Rick and Morty. I play softball, volleyball, floor hockey and love powerlifting.

I can be a little awkward at first, but after I get to know someone, I am very loud and fun. I daydream a lot and like goofing around just as much as I like deep conversations. I want to travel one day and international pen pals are more than welcome!

Preferences: Any gender is fine with me (about 16-ish to 19 is preferred) and nobody racist, sexist or homophobic. I would prefer to speak via email, but snail mail is okay too!

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30.4.2017 - Melbourne Ice vs Adelaide Adrenaline 

ID #93922

Name: Liam
Age: 19
Country: Canada

I’m a really chill dude from a really chill place(It’s cold here). I’m a music student at the local university and as you can probably tell; I love music. I got brown hair and blue eyes and I’m around 6'2" in terms of height. I’m decently athletic and like a true Canadian I’ve spent a lot of time playing hockey! I’d really love to meet some people who share my kind of passion for music, I like everything but lately have been really into Jazz, Blues, and progressive rock. My other interests include literature and writing, cinema, video games(big nerd), and other artsy junk. I love to write a lot and I really enjoy writing poetry, short stories, and even songs. It could be really cool if we could send some of our art back and forth along with some recommended music! Snail mail and email are both cool with me but I check my Email a lot more then i go to the mailbox.

Preferences: Preferably people close to my age. Around 19-25. Someone whose nice and committed to keeping conversations going. Sex/gender/anything else doesn’t matter.

Encouragement, Through Play

Title: Encouragement, Through Play
Series: Fairy Tail
Pairing: Natsu/Lucy
@nalu-week 2017 Prompt: Video Games (bonus)
Rated: K+
Word Count: 1,273 words

Additional Notes: This is based on a scene I wanted to write for my upcoming sports drama fic, Center Ice. However, I’m pretty confident that what you see in this story, will probably be in the actual fanfic as well. Also, this is set in a modern AU, with all that mentioned. 


Settling herself down onto his sofa, Lucy kept an eye on Natsu, as he headed into the kitchen. A few clinking noises emerged from that room, followed by the sound of water being poured into a cup, and then into another. The young, pink-haired male emerged from the kitchen, holding two porcelain cups filled with water. He offered one of them to Lucy.

“Thanks, Natsu,” she quietly expressed her gratitude, taking a small sip from her cup. 

“Anytime, Lucy,” he smiled slightly at her, before turning on both the T.V., and the PlayStation 4 that was situated below. “You want something to eat, as well?”

Lucy politely declined his offer, placing her cup onto the coffee table. “Thanks, but I’m fine right now.” 

Her lips then creased into a small frown, as she focused on him. While Natsu retrieved the disc for the favourite video game he usually liked to play, Lucy couldn’t help but feel like she wanted to bring up the issues that arose with him, following his concussion diagnosis, from a few weeks earlier. Just seeing him struggle a lot—playing in the Fairies’ D-league team—a short while after his diagnosis, had seriously concerned her. It made her want to do something…something for him, for once. 

Loading the disc into the PS4, Natsu settled himself down on the sofa, beside the blonde girl. Lucy glared at him, while he selected the video game he wanted to play, off from the console’s main menu. 

“Natsu,” she quietly murmured, enough to bring the one she cared more about, to pay attention to her. “Can I…have a word with you?”

Taking his eyes off from the large screen in front of him, Natsu turned to directly face the blonde sitting beside. “Sure.” He raised his eyebrows. “What is it, Lucy?”

Her head bowed, and her eyes fell in the same direction. “Oh, it’s nothing.” She then slowly brought her irises up to his own. “I just…wanted to talk to you about what happened, in those last few days.”

Natsu frowned, and gave a dejected murmur, his eyes shifting away from hers. His attention then came back to the big-screen T.V., as it flashed the start screen of NHL 17, prompting him to press the corresponding start button on his DualShock 4. Going through the main menu, Natsu set himself up for a quick game, using the same rules that would apply in the actual NHL, and the pro-league he played for. Once on the gamepad selection screen, Natsu handed a spare DS4 to Lucy beside him. 

“You wanna play, too?”

Lucy looked down at the second gamepad he offered her, for a moment, before she lifted her focus up to his eyes. “Uh…okay, I guess,” she accepted, gently taking the controller from him. “But, will you actually listen to me, when I’m talking to you?”

“Yeah,” Natsu nodded shortly. “I’ll try my best.”

Starting the match within the game, Natsu controlled the players on the Magnolia Fairies team, while Lucy controlled the players on Fiore’s national hockey team. Both of them began to battle against each other, on the big screen, as the first period commenced. Sounds of grunts, harsh crunches, and simulated crowd noises, had poured out of the T.V.’s speakers. 

Lucy turned to him, while he maintained his best to focus on the screen. “Look, Natsu,” she spoke up, “I know how you’ve felt, after what went down in those games.”

Natsu tried to focus on the game, mashing at the buttons and sticks on his gamepad, at once. At the same time, however, he can definitely hear what she had to say to him. 

“I understand what you’ve been going through,” she continued, “and it’s downright terrible—I get that.”

The pink-haired male sighed deeply, starting to become more frustrated at himself. He could feel the heat, and tension building up all over his body, again.

“But, what I really want to say,” Lucy revealed, in her more serious tone of voice, “is that you can’t keep being angry at yourself, just because you aren’t able to do well, as you have from before!”

The goal horn blared loudly through the speakers, as the Fiore national team scored the first goal, much to Natsu’s disbelief. It was at this point, when he finally opened himself up to her, as he slumped against the sofa. 

“And you really can’t give up on what you’ve done, so far!” The blonde expressed to him, strongly, “You’ve gotten far enough, to make it to where you are, now…simply, because you’ve worked so hard for it!”

Natsu slowly turned to her, his eyes wavering a bit. A different horn sounded out, in the game, signalling the end of the first period.

“So, please,” Lucy pleaded to him, as the second period started, “Natsu…you have to keep trying.”

Natsu could see the light twinkling in her large, brown eyes, projecting the same intent, with such passion in them. Blinking a few times, the pink-haired hockey player turned back to the screen, as he kept playing.

“Yeah,” the pink-haired male agreed, frowning slightly. 

“You just have to put a little bit more trust in yourself, you know?” She smiled brightly at him. “You have to believe more in your own abilities.”

“Yeah,” he turned to her, smiling back. “That too.”

The goal horn blared again, as the Magnolia Fairies managed to tie it up, at one apiece. 

Lucy watched the replay of the goal scored by the Fairies, before turning to him. “Just remember who’s right behind your back, always supporting you, the whole way,” she added. “You’ve got your teammates, you’ve got your fans…”

Natsu turned to her, right as the second period ended, in the game. 

“Hey, even the ones who you care the most!” She then grinned at him. “Especially me, Natsu! You’ve got me, who’s always cheering for you…”

He chuckled quietly. “Well, yeah, I mean…you’re always there for me, as well.”

“Exactly,” she pointed out. 

The third period began with the teams tied at one. Natsu continued to mash at the buttons and sticks on his controller, while Lucy just simply moved the sticks around—only pushing the buttons, when she needed to. With the dying seconds of the match, Lucy controlled one of the players on the screen, scoring the goal to win the game. 

The blonde screeched loudly, raising her arms triumphantly. “YAY! I WON!

Natsu was aghast, as he suddenly sat up straight. “Wha—,” he whipped his head to her, then back to the T.V., repeating a few times. “How did you—,” he sputtered. “No way! You actually beat me?” He raised his eyebrows, as he finally turned to her. “No one has actually beat me in this game, for a long time! How did you…?”

Lucy simpered, in response. “Well, little did you know that I play these kinds of games, with the other girls, too…”

“Ah,” he rubbed the back of his head awkwardly, “I can see that.”

“But, you get what I mean, by all that, right?” She raised her eyebrows at him. “You gotta keep trying, until you can find the best of your abilities, again.”

Natsu nodded. “Yeah, I know everything that you’re saying to me, Lucy.” He then flashed a bright smile at her. “And I want to thank you, for those encouraging words of yours.”

“It’s nothing, Natsu,” she adamantly stated, a slight blush on her face. “I just want you to feel better.”

The pink-haired male chuckled quietly again, followed by the blonde, as they sat closer to each other, both enjoying in the company of one another.

anonymous asked:

#and was later told he was smashed as hell while it was taken #and that's the story of how I never learned to trust a smiling Nicklas Backstrom OMG what photo was this?! hahaha!

OH, ANON, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE READY FOR SUCH HARD TRUTHS. BUT IF YOU INSIST.

…anyways, it was this photo, which I absolutely loved, because it isn’t quite the polite and/or terrified smile he gives cameras, but he looks so quietly mischievous with a twinkle in his eyes.   

And then I was told that he was fairly smashed when this photo was taken. There is supposedly video evidence of this, but I haven’t actually found it. It is, fittingly enough, from the 2011 Caps Casino Night, though.

I’ll let you be the judge.