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  1. Rec 31

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    Claude Giroux is the greatest Flyer of his generation. Wayne Simmonds has seen him try to put on a shirt as pants.

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    09 Dec 2019

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    This is short but really, really sweet and really, really funny. Gave me such a huge burst of joy in a time when I have not been smiling or laughing a lot!!!

  2. Rec 44

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    Five times Sidney tells Marc he loves him, and one time Marc says it first.

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    12 Sep 2018

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    This fic played me like a fucking violin. Never read something that struck the balance between a friendship and a romance more perfectly, and the depiction of all the side relationships that surrounded it were excellently done as well.

  3. Rec *

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    Sidney is not living out a Hellish version of The Little Mermaid, except for the parts where he kind of is.

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    11 Sep 2018

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    Author did a wonderful job here. The world-building in this is exceptional, it's exactly as long as it needed to be to tell the story, and the moments of humor interplay perfectly with the gravity of reading a story with the angels/humans/demons set-up. Fics that play around with the underworld/afterlife concepts, lives ending and re-starting, are incredibly tricky to balance and can often end up too weighty. This walks the line perfectly.

  4. Rec *

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    On November 26th, 2017, somebody knocked on the door of Sid’s Boston hotel room loud enough to make him flinch.

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    11 Sep 2018

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    There really aren't enough good words to describe this one. Click on it and see for yourself.

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    Just weeks after Phil Kessel is acquired by the Penguins, Phil’s gay sex tape leaks. It’s about the worst thing Sid can imagine happening to anyone.

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    03 Sep 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Something I never knew I needed until it existed! I smashed the kudos button so hard. This is heartwarming and moving in a subtle way, and just understated enough. It just perfectly pushed all of my narrative buttons. Two players having had both similar and wildly different experiences being gay in the league. Sid grappling with both the hardship of being a gay player and also the guilt of having been the person who makes it hard for other people. Being supportive in all the best ways and then also failing to be supportive when it could cause him to confront or expose himself. The nuances like so that make it all really human. Not to mention how sweet the pairing of Sid and Phil was and how well they're written together. Don't pass this up just because it's a rare pair!!!

    A song I listened to while reading: Sleepover by Hayley Kiyoko