Anonymous said: Can you please talk some more about Brownie/Segs? You're head-canons/ canons from them are perfect. And on point to.

Aww, thank you.

So, remember that time I talked about soulbonding where the universe rearranges itself to facilitate soulbonds? My original thought about that plot bunny was about the Tylers.

Brownie doesn’t get a contract and doesn’t get a contract and doesn’t get a contract, all through the summer. What he doesn’t realize - what no one realizes - is that the universe is making space for him to bond with Segs. Soulbonds don’t always happen at first meeting, but they’re both at a place where they could be ready for it. Segs has gotten his wildness out in Boston. Brownie has had a serious relationship and knows what to do (and what not to do).

Except that it doesn’t happen, because instead of spending the summer with Segs/deciding to move to Dallas and keep Segs company, Brownie spends the whole summer living with his parents in Wasaga Beach, and he works his way into an ECHL contract for the next season. But there’s still the possibility of it, even if there isn’t the space and time just yet.

Brownie plays his heart out in Greenville, wears his A with pride. He’s disappointed, sure, that he’s not going to make it to the show, but he’s playing hockey, playing as well as he can, and building up his leadership skills while does.

Segs plays hard, racks up the points and hat tricks, partners with Jamie to drag the Stars up into the playoffs as a real contender. He parties, still, but he’s smarter about it, keeps it to the house more, flies in the boys from Boston instead of going out with them when he’s in their city.

They’re making good lives for themselves, strong lives, and if they miss the closeness they used to have, well, they have other things going for them.

But then they spend some time together again, maybe Brownie spends a weekend with Segs in the Toronto apartment in the summer, the two of them hanging out and Brownie getting to know the new dog, getting reacquainted with Marshall. But there’s something else happens while he’s there. They click, in a way that’s different from the way they’ve always clicked. This is something deeper, and in some ways, something easier. They’re their own men now, and that means when they bond, they come at it from a place of strength and from a place of knowing who they are. They don’t have the kind of identity blurring issues bonds can sometimes cause, and they’re rooted enough in their own selves to be okay with spending most of the year apart.

itshazel-belle:

source: here
Pumpkin Picking with the Senior Members of the NYR.

itshazel-belle:

source: here

Pumpkin Picking with the Senior Members of the NYR.

(via elqiao)

pishposhstefanne:

Chucky straight from the sin bin, sneaking to get a hold of the puck and scoring!
And most importantly cellying like a badass

Prusty had the assist on this, so this also has him leaping on Chucky for their celebratory hug.

armalis:

sci-fi episodes i want:

  • ship’s computer crashes due to virus acquired during a porn download from a lower decks ensign
  • firmware update was pushed out to the fleet, has vital error in the clock program that causes every computer to repeat 2300. translators have to explain to the enemy why everyone is an hour late to peace talks.
  • unintelligble message is sent out into the void because someone’s pet cat walked across their keyboard. message is interpreted as a marriage proposal.
  • universal translators break, everyone is reduced to hand gestures
  • viewscreen has dead pixels in the upper left corner, drives the captain a bit bonkers
  • space gps tells us to take a right where we should take a left. plucky recent academy grad on the graveyard shift realizes that this would take us into the sun and makes the course correction. ship’s computer advises her for two hours to make a u-turn when it is safe to do so

(via puckling)

flawsinthevoodoo:

RAW: Brandon Prust

I’m highly entertained that he’s still wearing the hat he designed.

Anonymous said: Carts and Tanner? Do I smell a prompt here?

Anon, I must confess that I know almost nothing about Carter’s rookies. I must also confess that if I do take on the task of learning about one of them, it will most likely be for the purpose of writing a Jeff/Megan/Toffoli kneeling AU threesome.

What I’ve gathered from fandom/people I know is that Tanner Pearson first met Mike Richards when he was very young. So perhaps Jeff’s thing with Tanner starts because they both have a thing for Richie, and Jeff knows (a) what that looks like and (b) that Mike is never going to reciprocate.

Alternately, maybe Jeff’s thing with Tanner has nothing to do with Mike, and Jeff is Not Impressed that Mike thinks it does. “And just how big is your ego, Richie?”

Or maybe Mike knows nothing about it, and the real upside to this whole no roommates thing is that everyone thinks Jeff’s being a good mentor and no one has to know that he’s banging the rookie.

Anonymous said: Tylers^2 anon here: Thanks for the thoughts! I honestly don't know a lot about the ECHL but that's quite the pay cut. There's a lot to be said for that sort of financial disparity and how it can affect relationships. Now I'm curious if ECHL players work a second job...

It’s a huge pay cut! And I wonder how TBrown was managing his money before. When he was making AHL money, was he living beneath his means and contributing to some sort of retirement account, or was he spending it all and now has to make a huge adjustment in how he lives his life?

And, oh, yes, to the relationship piece. This is part of what fascinates me about fic where one person plays hockey and the other doesn’t. This is a dynamic that’s been the reality for many, many women for a long time, and I find it interesting to see what happens when you remove the gender role expectations from it.

Here’s an article about players from the Utah Grizzlies (an ECHL team) working second jobs in the summer. I made a lot of jokes this summer about TBrown living the college student experience of going home to live with his parents over the summer/after graduating, but maybe that’s even more true than I think. It didn’t sound like he had a paying job this summer, although he did help out with training camp for the team his dad coaches, but maybe that will change this next summer.

I love this headcanon and was thinking about how that extra savings account might become somewhat of a nasty sticking point for the two of them as Segs(really money unaware) might feel like it is a sign of some sort of lack of trust

Ooooh, I hadn’t thought about that, but yes, that could be a sticking point. “Come on. You really think I would do that to you?”

Almost everything is in Segs’ name. They have a joint bank account, and Brownie has a credit card Segs pays for, but the house and the apartment in Toronto, all of Segs’ income that’s tied up in investments, even the dogs, all of that is in Segs’ name alone.

"My family’s not going to take the dogs away from you if something happens to me."

"I’m not worried about your family," Brownie says. "I’m worried about the state of Texas."

alakeeffectgirl:

phig67:

exemplaryetoile:

omg

Buckle in, boys and girls, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! :-)

I’M SO EXCITED. 

Ryan Whitney not playing hockey might be the best thing to ever happen to Ryan Whitney fangirls.

(Source: twitter.com)

Anonymous said: I'm always here to *chinhands* and listen to you talk about Tylers^2! Like how has their friendship/relationship changed over the years?

Hi, anon! Sorry I took a long time to get to answering your question. I wanted to be able to ramble at length.

I know the financial disparity is part of the serious househusband story I never wrote, but I’m interested in it in a reality-based way now. According to Capgeek, TBrown’s AHL salary was $65,000 last year. There’s no Capgeek for the ECHL (that I know of, anyway), so we have to do some estimating: the ECHL league minimum for returning players is $460/week. Their salary caps are pretty low, so if we assume TBrown didn’t manage to negotiate that upwards at all, and we assume 25 weeks in a season (uh, I did a rough count; I might have over- or undercounted), then that’s $11,500 a season. At some point, the ECHL paid rent/basic bills for players. Even assuming TBrown doesn’t have to pay rent, that’s still a pretty dramatic pay cut.

I wonder if that’s part of why Brownie didn’t spend much time with Segs over the summer. Maybe he insisted on paying rent the first time they lived together so he wouldn’t feel like a freeloader, and now he’s set that precedent but he doesn’t have a contract over the summer, knows there’s a good chance he might not make it back to the AHL, and needs to save money. Or even if he didn’t pay rent, there are all kinds of expenses that go along with living with Segs in Toronto. So Brownie lives at home with his parents instead, and the hour and a half drive makes it easier to not be part of Segs’ inevitably more expensive plans. Segs never thinks about the money - he knows Brownie doesn’t make as much as him, but he makes so much that he never really thinks about money - and he just assumes Brownie’s doing his own thing this summer.

They drift a bit, and Brownie eventually finds that he misses Segs, and the lifestyle. (This leads to things like that time he tweeted to ask Segs for his watch.) They start texting more often, small things to catch up, Brownie sending Segs pictures of the ECHL life. “It’s like Plymouth with more money,” he says.

"And without me," Segs shoots back.

"Not as good as Plymouth," Brownie agrees.

And then they fall (back) in love. Segs starts sending Brownie presents and acting as his sugar daddy as much as possible, and they live together in the fancy highrise in Toronto during the summers. When Brownie retires (before Segs, both because he’s older and because Segs has access to NHL perks designed to keep him in playing shape for longer), he moves in with Segs and lets him pay for everything. (But he still keeps a savings account in his name with the money he’s managed to save out of his salary over the years. It’s an uncertain world, and until Segs decides he wants to both be out and marry Brownie, Brownie has no guarantee that he’ll have access to anything if they ever break up or if something happens to Segs.)

(I was trying not to take this to a dark place, but I guess I failed at that.)

"I think the chemistry comes with hard work. Jeff is very easy to play with, obviously. He’s one of the best players in the league, personally, I think. Tanner and myself, we read off of him and we have to skate hard and keep up with him and make plays and score goals… I think we’re comfortable playing together, but I think Jeff helps us out a lot. He’s really vocal. When we’re struggling, he’s making sure he’s getting on us. Making sure we get better as each shift goes along. He wants to do well and so do we and we want to help the team win games and we’ve got to do whatever we can." [x]

giganticism: #tell me everything about carts bossing them around #and them wanting rewarding affection

Into it!

7iris:

rsadelle:

acertainmaybe:

rsadelle:

hotdaddannybriere:

What a beautiful picture

I’m highly entertained that (a) this is a thing Alex does and (b) he’s now gotten P.K. involved in it.

I’m mostly surprised Chucky didn’t leave a bunch of dick pics on Prusty’s phone.

Just because Prusty didn’t tweet about it doesn’t mean Chucky didn’t do that. (Story I wish someone would write: the one where Alex keeps sending Brandon dick pics and they don’t talk about it.)

I am 100% behind the theory that Chucky leaves dick pics on Prusty’s phone whenever he does this.

I am also 100% behind the theory that this face means he wants Prusty to stick his cock in there, so I am extra delighted by the fact that he got PK involved this time.

7iris: ALL OF THE THREESOMES ALSO REALLY INTO the idea that Chucky doesn’t exactly know/realize why he’s doing this (the dick pics the pictures with his mouth open the wrestling taking the Duel stuff waaaay too seriously) and it takes him a while to realize that his feelings for Prusty are less of a man-crush and more of a CRUSH crush (and he would really like some dick sucking to be involved)

Into it. SO INTO IT.

acertainmaybe:

rsadelle:

hotdaddannybriere:

What a beautiful picture

I’m highly entertained that (a) this is a thing Alex does and (b) he’s now gotten P.K. involved in it.

I’m mostly surprised Chucky didn’t leave a bunch of dick pics on Prusty’s phone.

Just because Prusty didn’t tweet about it doesn’t mean Chucky didn’t do that. (Story I wish someone would write: the one where Alex keeps sending Brandon dick pics and they don’t talk about it.)

so-hockey-eh:

Look at how happy they are! The aftermath of Chucky’s game tying goal of course.

Leaping hugs!

so-hockey-eh:

Look at how happy they are! The aftermath of Chucky’s game tying goal of course.

Leaping hugs!

hotdaddannybriere:

What a beautiful picture

I’m highly entertained that (a) this is a thing Alex does and (b) he’s now gotten P.K. involved in it.