I'm a simmering ball of Pens hate with no current rooting interest in the Metro; would you care to give me a short rundown on the Flyers? (Younger ones especially, I know all about and am delighted by Simmonds and Giroux and co.)
My dearest, you’ve absolutely come to the right place. You want to know about the young Flyers? Get some snacks, put your reading glasses on, and pull up a chair because I’ve got a lot to tell you.
The Flyers prospect pool is really talented and really promising. Like, really promising. The amount of talent that’s going to be NHL-ready within the next few years is slightly orgasmic overwhelming at times. Since he took over as GM, Ron Hextall has focused mostly on drafting and building from within and his infamous patience with development has Flyers fans excited and ready for the dividends to finally pay off.
Look for Flyers development camp this summer. Especially for Shit the Beach.
The rest of this is…. really long. So I’m gonna put it under a cut. Enjoy!
So, theres little things like "i hate you, now fuck me" that people latch onto and I think you said you didnt expect the big reaction? Are there other little things you threw into either of your stories hoping people would notice but no one has? Hopefully that makes sense, sorry if it doesnt!
People latch into the things you absolutely don’t expect! ‘I hate you, now fuck me’ was just supposed to be a clarification line to prove that Viktor knew what he was getting into with Yuuri and that Yuuri wasn’t just leading him on by making Viktor think Yuuri was in love with him or anything. But somehow it’s become an ‘iconic’ line!
And there are lots of little things scattered in my story. Some references to other pieces of media that I don’t really mind if people notice or not because I just had fun writing them. Some reoccurring themes that most people don’t seem to really see like the fact that there has been religious imagery in every chapter of obs&bh tying in with Belle (which is something that will continue) and the fact that both Yuuri and Viktor compare each other to stars. Yuuri says it a lot about Viktor in umfb&mha and in obs&bh it’s both in the title and Viktor’s to go to comparison for Yuuri is the sun. He compares Yuuri or his smile/laughs etc to the sun a lot, his free skate in the last chapter was to a song called Sun and Moon where his own costume involved moonstones and his nickname for Yuuri that will appear later is the Russian pet name for sunshine.
Then there are a few big things that I thought I had made clear but obviously didn’t make clear enough. Yuuri’s 'other lovers’ from chapter 12 as present tense not past I thought people would see instantly but it seemed most didn’t until I said it explicitly here on tumblr. Why Viktor thinks Yuuri knows he’s in love but doesn’t return the feelings is another. I tried to make it clear in umfb&mha and obviously didn’t make it clear enough so I tried to do it AGAIN and still I think a lot of people missed it. I originally wanted to clear up that mystery before I wrote obs&bh but since it didn’t come through well enough in the last fic I’ve decided now to not say it and keep it a secret until the moment happens!
Aside from them having food names, Chowder and Tater are like adorable rays of sunshine who will fuck you up on the rink. Both of them really like Jack. More importantly, both are a long way from home.
Of course, Bitty would mother the fuck out of Tater. What the hell kind of question was that? He and Jack are the least subtle boyfriends ever in the history of secret relationships.
So say Jack talks about how Tater seems a bit down and maybe he’s feeling homesick? Bitty doesn’t even think twice about it. Because that sweet Russian ray of sunshine. He researches Russian dishes that could survive the trip to Providence and he sends Jack a care package for Tater (along with things for Jack himself).