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24 October 2014 @ 12:28 pm
Faster, faster!  
Helicopters are circling the neighborhood, and yet I'm too distracted by trying to sign up for Yuletide to even wonder why.

Oh, Yuletide. I always seem to miss the window for submitting fandoms, and then when I go to see what's available to request/offer, it's this discombobulating experience of "Huh?" There are a lot of comics/graphic-novels/anime fandoms, most of which I don't know but which would be confounding to me anyway. Writing fanfic for an animated medium just glitches for me. If I've seen a film version with actors, it's possible, but otherwise... *brainlock* There are TV shows I don't watch, books I've never read or didn't like (hi, Susan Cooper!), and other puzzling things. Though I'm pretty sure I have these same thoughts every year. :D

Mainly, it's the pressure of, "But could I write a minimum-thousand-word story for this?" Because we all know my micro-ficcing tendencies. OTOH, I see that "Cities, Anthropomorphic" is a category, and I actually wrote something for that last year as an extra treat. Still... probably a fluke.

Bayern Munich RPF is on the list, and that rings a bell because it's the soccer team my daughter has gone nuts over (verified via Google, because how many teams have a player named Schweinsteiger ("pig overseer," or pig farmer))?

Nonetheless, I _will_ find something. And you should, too. Only two days left, and that's probably on European time!

Didn't want to be: Anguishanyonesghost on October 27th, 2014 11:35 am (UTC)
(Sorry, my comment was confusing -- that's what I get for typing a comment out on phone instead of near a proper keyboard.)

I know who they are and what they do. FC Bayern Munich weren't home when we visited Allianz Arena near Munich (as part of a private tour), but the stadium itself is huge, and there was a large football-oriented visitors' center with interactive games, trophies, jerseys, and life-sized cardboard stand-ups (and in some cases, statues) of the players from yesteryear and today. They seem pretty athletic. :-p

For nationality, well, I'm assuming it's like pro sports here. In the U.S., we have baseball players from Central/South America, basketball players from China and Africa, hockey players from Eastern Europe, Canada and Russia ... they all play for their home teams during the Olympics, but otherwise play in whatever league gives them the best deal. That makes sense to me.

RPF, on the other hand, I had to look up. That's the bit that unnerved me. ;-)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 27th, 2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
life-sized cardboard stand-ups
That seems oddly creepy to me, instead of awesome. :D

RPF, on the other hand, I had to look up. That's the bit that unnerved me. ;-)
Understandable. It has a lot of appeal to many people, but there's also 'ook' potential. Though I definitely remember lusting after a couple of the Trailblazers in the day, and running RPF in my head...