Except "lashing out" doesn't really cover it, after a while—and maybe Wayne's in over his head just as far as Clark is.
(Or: Bruce goes undercover looking for enhanced individuals before BvS instead of after—and finds one.)
Or, the one where Q controls the universe with technology and Bond is trying to avoid complications (like falling for the voice in his head).
Fortunately, Superman doesn't believe in staying dead. Unfortunately, Bruce isn't certain how to deal with this—especially with how easily Clark slots into his life. All he knows is that an encounter with the Enchantress is definitely not the way to go.
aka: Bruce teaches Clark how to fight.
// FAKE DATING
Harry threw himself to a halt and yelled, “Merlin, how many times do I have to save your life?”
// so much PINING
"I see!" said Charls, who didn't.
"His family are unable to care for him. He was brought here by my late uncle," King Laurent said. "I would appreciate it if you would take him on as an apprentice."
// pretty much delightful from beginning to end. So many Charls!
Connor's attempt to buy herself a vibrator is thwarted, but there's still a happy ending.
// cute fluff <3
// victorian au!
A romcom AU in which beleaguered urban fashion plate Nick spends the month of April knee-deep in mud, Harry is a couture country shepherd, and all farmers, inexplicably, wear cowboy boots.
Nick Grimshaw may or may not be able to stop thinking about one Louis Tomlinson.
Too bad they each think the other is dating Harry Styles.
"Yeah, I mean, I guess he's alright," Nick says warily.
"So is he your special someone then?" his mum bursts out, and oh god, she's actually giddy.
or the one where Nick accidentally tells his parents that he's dating Louis Tomlinson from One Direction.
Like, it doesn’t help if he thinks, ‘ooh, what if that witch hadn’t turned me into a merman at Coachella last year’ or ‘ooh, what if I had legs and didn’t have to shout for Pixie to get me a drink.’ He tries to look on the bright side of the whole situation.
It’s why he once ended up stealing the Stanley Cup while it had been in Jordy’s custody; they’d made him believe it had been kidnapped for a good twelve hours before returning it.
(There had been police and NHL officials involved.)
// Geno takes care of a pregnant Sid! There's pining!
"I don't," Jack says.
Connor's staring at him. "But you knew," he says. His words might be generic-- gave him a time and place, maybe, but not person. But Jack's weren't. Aren't.
// a slightly angsty look at what their dynamic could be if they were linked together by more than just a media narrative. God, I love rivalships. Wordmark/soulbond.
Connor’s either very lucky or very unlucky, it seems.
// TEENAGE DADS!! All the tropes I love in one package <333 Made even worse by the real-life discovery that Jack loves babies, loves holding babies. So much fluffy goodness <3
“I didn’t really think that was a big deal. I thought that was pretty confidential within the team.”
"[McDavid] is wickedly fast and wields a hockey stick like a magic wand, has not yet grown out of his freshly scrubbed baby face and is most obliging to fans, even if he is too young yet to be deeply engaging."
// the premise is cracky, but actually the story isn't at all. Sid struggling with being Sid :(
True enough. It’s been that way since they were barely out of grade school. “I remember the first time we played was the Can-Am peewee tournament in Detroit,” Eichel says. “I was playing for Boston Mission and he was playing for York Simcoe. We lost and he had a hat trick.”
Seemingly the die was cast that day in Detroit. Ever since, the billing has been McDavid and Eichel, not Eichel and McDavid.
“I grew up watching NCAA hockey in Boston,” he says. “I went to games with my father. I was a BC [Boston College] fan but really it was just the game I loved. I was going to go to college and I wanted to play somewhere my folks would have a chance to see me play.”
To some observers, since Eichel didn’t race around the ice chasing pucks, he appeared a bit lazy, Peter Masters said.“For us, we knew it wasn’t laziness,” he said. “It was just kind of maturity beyond his years, understanding when to exert the energy and when not to.”As Eichel got older, it became more apparent he was smarter than the competition. He processed the game on a different level.
“He really is a super kid,” he said. “I say it to everyone who I talk to that’s really a reflection of his parents, Bob and Ellen. They’re super people, blue collar, down to earth. Never let themselves or Jack get a big head and always kept him grounded.
"I spent the last few days and some time in Chicago with (McDavid)," Eichel said. "To be honest, I don't think we've talked about hockey once. Even when you're with the guy you're being compared to, you never talk about it. It's definitely a unique situation being down here in Fort Lauderdale. We talk about a million other things."
Ex-NHL star Jeremy Roenick commented in a rather nasty way on the issue after the World Junior Championships, saying of Eichel: “He seemed too cool for school. I heard how fast he was, how mean he was. I didn’t see that. He stood around, going through the motions.”
Roenick’s words didn’t sit well with Eichel, who learned an important lesson about being a celebrity.
“Everyone wants to build you up and then knock you down even more,” he said. “I really don’t pay attention to stuff like that, that negative stuff. I really don’t pay attention to what he or anybody else has to say. Whatever. It’s his opinion. There’s really no need for him to be saying something like that. I don’t really understand it. I don’t know how constructive that is.”
"He had it all mapped out by the time he was 7 or 8," his father, Bob, told USA TODAY Sports. "Nobody believed him, but he had it mapped out."
HE LOVED THE BRUINS AND THE HABS
HE PLAYED AT WORLDS WITH A 103* TEMP
McDavid bonded with their son, Nico, who is now 10. He’d play hockey on his knees with Nico in the family room, go to his practices and games. Sometimes, he’d even join Catalde on the bench to assist with the coaching.
He didn’t need to be prompted to do his homework, he was unfailingly courteous, and he had a voracious appetite.
“He would put the dishes in the dishwasher more than my own kids would. He really didn’t have any downside. My wife had to literally force him to bring his laundry up ... because he felt like he was imposing.
Even in the midst of the craziness, he's able to have quiet moments that might end up being memorable.
On a street near the HarborCenter in Buffalo during the week of the combine, Eichel and McDavid met for the first time.
They'd competed against each other for years. They'd been compared innumerable times. They're going to be linked for the rest of their careers.
Until that moment, they'd never met.
There were no cameras. Nobody documenting the exact conversation. Just the future of the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres -- perhaps the entire NHL -- shaking hands as a couple of teenagers.
"We both felt it was better that way," McDavid told ESPN.com. "Nothing around, a little more personal. It kind of just happened."
Really, it was perfect. A chance meeting on the streets of Buffalo, the city Eichel will soon be captivating.
“We didn't know if he would even go to college,” BU coach Parker says. “His family asked about courses, academic advisers, study halls before they asked about hockey. After that I really thought we had a good chance.”
By the end of the tournament, he was barely on the ice. Canada topped the U.S. 3–2 in the final and McDavid was named tournament MVP. Once Eichel returned home, he trained himself into the ground.
On a Thursday afternoon at BU, Eichel sits in the back of a classroom as a guest speaker in Rhetoric 101 asks about social media. “What are you doing when you post a picture or video on Facebook?” he asks. Eichel isn’t the only one slouching, but when none of the 40 students raises a hand, he pipes up, “Advertising.”
“What else?” the speaker asks.
“Letting people know what you're about,” Eichel says.
“Exactly. You are showcasing your skill set.”
When Eichel loses a face-off, he has two sound choices: attack the puck carrier if he can reach him or, if the play is on his weak side, fall back into the passing lane to become the high man on the forecheck. Instead, he sometimes chooses a third option: self-loathing, with a shrug and a spin to the sideboard.
// cute! so cute! Jack & Connor keep meeting in hallways.
And there’s a guy in Edmonton who will help set that bar, every season, forever linked with the player chosen directly behind him in the draft ... a player that will measure himself against Connor McDavid.
“I think it’s in anyone’s competitive nature to be the best,” said Eichel.
// very sweet <3
If Eichel and the Sabres win the Cup, Buffalo will celebrate like no city has before.
Asked why a Cup would be so meaningful, Black said with a laugh, “You come from Boston. You can’t understand.
“I just think it’s the missing ingredient from the psyche of this community, for all the history of bad luck, bad fate, being a runner-up.
“I’m not going to say that if it doesn’t happen, the city’s going to crumble and fall into the lake. But I think there’s so much other momentum going on that it would really mean a lot.”
[ Or, a Penguin and a Flyer walk into the bar... well, you know how that story goes.Or do you? ]
// the glorious saga of Sid and Claude at Worlds.
All of Geno is very much intact despite his circumstances, but sometimes it gets the better of him anyway.
There’s falling in love as the Russian magpie in a Pittsburgh Italian crime family, and then there’s falling in love with Sidney Crosby.
“He’s so fluid. I kind of joke with him that he’s like a Secretariat of a hockey player. He just looks so different from all the other horses. He’s very much in that mold.”
"I can't tell you how excited I am," Eichel told Smith. "It's the first time in my life I'm going to play for my school team."
"I never played for a school, so to be able to come to BU and play for the Terriers, it's been a dream come true," he said. "I never really experienced playing a game in front of students and them all being behind you. And then you're at the dining hall the next day, and someone says, 'Good game' or 'Congratulations.' It's really nice."
"I'll shoot [the rumor] down now," Eichel said. "I don't plan on going anywhere the second half of the year. I'm perfectly content staying at BU. I love this place."
// a story of pining & mistaken (confused??) identity. Shea works in computers & Roman runs a dog bakery. Super sweet, super cute!
"prefer to fight the 100 duck sized horses. Duck sized horse seems like a scary creature."
"im a chicken burrito guy, brown rice, black beans, mild, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and cheese. Could go for one right now"
"pretty big fan of I Got You by Duke Dumont. Not to picky on music, ill listen to basically anything."
is it true that @BFortunato5x5 was the king of ping pong in the house #AskEichel
.@Jjonezy22 Its hard to stomach the thought but I was not the king of ping pong. Indeed @BFortunato5x5 would continuously beat me :(
// so many feelings about how only your ~rival can understand what you're going through ;A;
also this was written before he started at BU & he ended up w/ a 1.77 ppg, so this quote ends up being funny:
"it's probably safe to say Eichel won't match the 1.64 points per game he averaged last year'
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