Roger Federer, Greatest Of All Time Tennis Player, generally awesome guy. Today I typo'd at him, and he replieeeeeed.
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And he said Stannnnn. And he called Stan a mannnnn.
Or "the man", even, we all know Stan's a man.
And he mentioned Yves, and then Yves retweeted it, and that made me almost as excited as being replied to in the first place.
(And he said Tommy, who I also like a bit.)
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Basically, today is the best day ever.
(Unless someone I like dies later on, that would take the shine off the day, but still it would probably be one of my favourite days despite the bereavement. I hope I didn't just jinx anyone though. None of you die, that's an order. You'll be responsible for ruining my special day.)

Heeeeee!

(He's still doing a Q&A as of now (13:40 GMT...or are we still BST? 13:40 in Britain), if you want to ask him stuff too, btw.) He's stopped now.

ETA: Stan RT'd it too now, hooray! So perfect. Or should I say peRFect?
No, but seriously, as of now, over 0.6% of Roger Federer's tweets are to me.
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I must confess I fell asleep after Stan lost the first set, having rather written it off. Because it's Stan, and it's Berdych, and while I know Stan can play well (he's not the 9th seed for nothing), I also know that in many ways any slam which he doesn't lose in the first round of is a success, and before this tournie he hadn't won consecutive matches since before Wimbledon so getting to the fourth round here is good and fine and brilliant. But to wake up and find that he won?! There was much squeeage, negl.
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And then I read about the crowd shouting "We want Federer" at him, and had to talk myself out of flying to New York to sort these morons out. Eventually calmed myself down by staring at this pic


Now to face this guy. (Don't worry Muzz, I won't hold it against you if you win...)
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Bonus perk: Yves has gone into full on protective mother-hen mode over his boys on Twitter. I <3 him.
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And it's a good day for the Swisses in general, Marco and Steph have both done winning in St Remy against the first and second seeds.

(Re: this post's title - full respect to Tommy for beating Federer, and his comeback in general is amazing, and you all know I love anyone with a one-handed backhand, but as a Kohli-fan there is always part of me who thinks "cheaty lie-y tosspot!" everytime I see him, and additionally I'm beginning to find Fed's losses less unexpected and more a little sad (it's the end of an era![/Rachel Greene]). So, you know...I like this upset better.)
London 2012 finished this week. Sads. What did I even use to do with my time before I spent all day watching things like water polo and wheelchair rugby? (Is whaterpolo broadcast any other time of the year, btw? It appeals to me, for the shallowest of reasons.) Murray's done his best to fill the gap by being Mr Awesome McAwesome, and there's DC this weekend, and then Strictly Come Dancing is getting going, so that'll fill my time, so actually maybe I won't miss the Games as much as I thought I would....

But in any case, to lesson the trauma of the potential Olympics-withdrawal, here is a post of my favourite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Some of them I've liked for a while, others only caught my eye this summer, but needless to say they're all awesome (because they're at the Olympics) and hot (because, as covered, I'm shallow). I've excluded Olympian tennis players and footballers btw. This post would be ages long otherwise, and I've posted a lot about people in those sports already. Also, sorry about my slight bias towards Team GB.

So look at the pretty, and then share your fave Olympians in the comments if you like.

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Alan Oliveira welcomes you in... )


Up next: idk, I keep meaning to do a massive post about How I Met Your Mother which I've become completely obsessed with lately (if anyone wants to rec me good fics I'd be verygrateful - my favourite pairings are Barney/Robin, Ted/Barney, Ted/Lily, Lily/Robin, Barney/Lily and Ted/Barney/Robin, and ideally I would like to read things that are non-angsty...or if, as I'm discovering in this fandom, that's not possible, then at least something with a non-tragic ending), or a post on my favourite pornstars....or just anything really, I feel guilty leaving this journal so empty.

Or maybe I'll do a post on how the biggest Roger/Stan shipper in the world seems to be Stan himself. This morning he has already retweeted people saying that he and Roger are the best couple ever and the greatest love story since Twilight, and it's not even 9am. There's a reason he's my favourite.
What could be cuter than this?
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Maybe this?
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COMBINED FOR MAXIMUM CUTENESS
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taversham: (Default)
( 14 Dec 2011 03:50)
For the first time in my life ever I was actually on schedule with writing essays, and then I lost my memory stick, so these last three/four days have been the most stressful ever as I tried to rewrite 9,000 about the British constitution, the English School, and why no one likes the EU. I now loathe all three of those things with a passion.

But anyway. That's over now, and I can shift my focus to Christmasier things (speaking of which, please leave me your address if you haven't already, because I would like to send you something...though it will only be cards this year, because I spent all my money on Pro-Plus and Maltesers while writing my essays). Also, Simmier things. I have become completely addicted to the Facebook version, and have made my own little Roger and Stan. This is Stan:

Based on


And this is Roger:
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Based on


Together, they have fun.
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Tbh, most fun has been designing Roger's Swiss-themed house:
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You should all come join. And make Spaniards.
taversham: (federinka hair)
( 15 Sep 2011 09:27)
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All the other guys - checking out the view, Roger and Stan - checking out each other.

(...It's posts like this that make me think I should be on tumblr.)
taversham: (federinka hair)
( 15 Sep 2011 09:27)
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All the other guys - checking out the view, Roger and Stan - checking out each other.

(...It's posts like this that make me think I should be on tumblr.)
Look who's going to be playing in the final at Newport:
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unfff. I'm sure I've mentioned my height-disparity!kink before, and this scenario is only a little step down from this one in terms of omgwant:
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Other tennis happenings:
* the Swiss were underwhelming, but crushed poor little Portugal anyway. Plus Stan and Roger were decidedly un-cuddly and un-sweet and un-cute for their whole match. Compared to previous Davis Cup matches, and Olympic matches, and Indian Wells matches anyway. (...Though maybe I'm a little biased, I was rooting for Stan and Steph to play the doubles. Because it's been OMG-ages since they played, and Stan/Roger played earlier this year. And Steph and Stan were together first, and really it's not like they can play doubles at other tournaments, whereas Federinka could all the time, if they could be arsed. Except Steph got a wildcard for Gstaad, so he and Stan can play together there - hopefully repeating their run to the final *dreams*)
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Also, mini!Stan was there. I want one.
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(And she was there with her tremendously hot mama, which Blick says means Stan and her are back together. I assumed it more just showed that Ilham isn't a bellend (and we knew that already, she's a mega-classy lady) and let her little girl see her papi play. Also, I can't find the pics of Stan's alleged "South American beauty" to compare and it's probably someone else entirely, but who's that lady behind Yves here?)
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Yves himself shouldn't be left out of consideration when talking about Stan's potential partners I feel. And I love that cute smiley guy at the top right. Stan should go out with him. (...Ilham deserves better.)

* Germany were a mess. Flo managed to suffer a complete physical collapse while being 2 sets up and lost, Kohli kept doing the difficult things right - getting breaks back, etc - and then ballsed up tie breaks, Petzsche and Kas blew all their chances. And they all looked bored/awkward/fugly in the team photo. What a disappointing tie.
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At least the French were cute when they won.
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* Aspelin (and Lindstedt) won. I'm still hoping he changes his mind about retiring.

* Ferru beat RAndy in straights. And Feli beat Mardy. And the Bryans won. Sorry Americans/Andy-fans/Fish-fans/Verdasco&Granollers-fans, but for me this tie couldn't be going any better.

* South Africa lead the Netherlands 2-1. I know the Dutch are thiemo-less, but still wasn't expecting that. Hoping Tommy can get a win (...seems like only 20 minutes ago I was all excited about him playing his first tour match, now he's in the Top 100 and playing live Davis Cup rubbers...time flies).

* Darcis is in a final. But AHM is injured :/
Look who's going to be playing in the final at Newport:
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unfff. I'm sure I've mentioned my height-disparity!kink before, and this scenario is only a little step down from this one in terms of omgwant:
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Other tennis happenings:
* the Swiss were underwhelming, but crushed poor little Portugal anyway. Plus Stan and Roger were decidedly un-cuddly and un-sweet and un-cute for their whole match. Compared to previous Davis Cup matches, and Olympic matches, and Indian Wells matches anyway. (...Though maybe I'm a little biased, I was rooting for Stan and Steph to play the doubles. Because it's been OMG-ages since they played, and Stan/Roger played earlier this year. And Steph and Stan were together first, and really it's not like they can play doubles at other tournaments, whereas Federinka could all the time, if they could be arsed. Except Steph got a wildcard for Gstaad, so he and Stan can play together there - hopefully repeating their run to the final *dreams*)
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Also, mini!Stan was there. I want one.
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(And she was there with her tremendously hot mama, which Blick says means Stan and her are back together. I assumed it more just showed that Ilham isn't a bellend (and we knew that already, she's a mega-classy lady) and let her little girl see her papi play. Also, I can't find the pics of Stan's alleged "South American beauty" to compare and it's probably someone else entirely, but who's that lady behind Yves here?)
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Yves himself shouldn't be left out of consideration when talking about Stan's potential partners I feel. And I love that cute smiley guy at the top right. Stan should go out with him. (...Ilham deserves better.)

* Germany were a mess. Flo managed to suffer a complete physical collapse while being 2 sets up and lost, Kohli kept doing the difficult things right - getting breaks back, etc - and then ballsed up tie breaks, Petzsche and Kas blew all their chances. And they all looked bored/awkward/fugly in the team photo. What a disappointing tie.
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At least the French were cute when they won.
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* Aspelin (and Lindstedt) won. I'm still hoping he changes his mind about retiring.

* Ferru beat RAndy in straights. And Feli beat Mardy. And the Bryans won. Sorry Americans/Andy-fans/Fish-fans/Verdasco&Granollers-fans, but for me this tie couldn't be going any better.

* South Africa lead the Netherlands 2-1. I know the Dutch are thiemo-less, but still wasn't expecting that. Hoping Tommy can get a win (...seems like only 20 minutes ago I was all excited about him playing his first tour match, now he's in the Top 100 and playing live Davis Cup rubbers...time flies).

* Darcis is in a final. But AHM is injured :/
Let me introduce:

Roger
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Stan
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Michi
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Yves
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Steph
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and Marco
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(I think we can all agree the names are perfect - now I'm waiting for a nice beardy one to call George.)
Let me introduce:

Roger
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Stan
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Michi
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Yves
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Steph
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and Marco
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(I think we can all agree the names are perfect - now I'm waiting for a nice beardy one to call George.)
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I like the scarf, he needs to go to where it's cold more often.

Okay, so this is Stan after a match. Do you think he won or lost?
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Yes, you're right, that's his happy face.

As for losing:
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...Please don't cry.

He lost to this mauve cock.
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(Sorry, Roger, but you couldn't just let him win? You're 4,500 points short of Nadal, 250 isn't going to do much help...)

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I really like the photos coming out of Stockholm though, very nice.
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Especially the ones of Flo looking sexy.
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I like the scarf, he needs to go to where it's cold more often.

Okay, so this is Stan after a match. Do you think he won or lost?
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Yes, you're right, that's his happy face.

As for losing:
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...Please don't cry.

He lost to this mauve cock.
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(Sorry, Roger, but you couldn't just let him win? You're 4,500 points short of Nadal, 250 isn't going to do much help...)

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I really like the photos coming out of Stockholm though, very nice.
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Especially the ones of Flo looking sexy.
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he looked way prettier on the stream than in the pictures I can find. disappointing.

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did find Arnautovic looking pretty though

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Fuchs agrees

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and Fed looks ridic
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he looked way prettier on the stream than in the pictures I can find. disappointing.

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did find Arnautovic looking pretty though

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Fuchs agrees

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and Fed looks ridic
Yeah, so Roger's not playing Davis cup.
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I would explain why this pisses me off, but, eh, I think I've done that for every other tie he pulled out of, and it's probably pretty obvious, and you all know the main reason is really just "I WANT TO SEE FEDERINKA DOUBLES AGAIN IT'S BEEN AGES AND AGES :((((((((((((((((", even if I dress it up with other more logical reasons.

So it's down to Stan, Marco, Yves and Mr Suave to deal with Kazakhstan. Who are going to be the doubles-team?

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These two, for the adorbs?

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These two, for the lols/pain?

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These two, for the competence?

And oh my cock, daviscup.com says the final day starts at 6:00 GMT?! Where even is Kazakhstan? Australia?? Christy-almighty.
Yeah, so Roger's not playing Davis cup.
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I would explain why this pisses me off, but, eh, I think I've done that for every other tie he pulled out of, and it's probably pretty obvious, and you all know the main reason is really just "I WANT TO SEE FEDERINKA DOUBLES AGAIN IT'S BEEN AGES AND AGES :((((((((((((((((", even if I dress it up with other more logical reasons.

So it's down to Stan, Marco, Yves and Mr Suave to deal with Kazakhstan. Who are going to be the doubles-team?

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These two, for the adorbs?

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These two, for the lols/pain?

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These two, for the competence?

And oh my cock, daviscup.com says the final day starts at 6:00 GMT?! Where even is Kazakhstan? Australia?? Christy-almighty.
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Now I have to learn Spanish properly so that I can embarrass myself by @replying him with fangirling.
His '@' has a double circle <33333


Speaking of Twitter, one of the footnotes I have on a page of my Holmesian-Federinka fic is "fake!Twitter!Stan follows Rob Corddry - write this please"...I now want a tennis/Fake News cross-over. Tipsy and John Oliver would be amazing. Sam Bee and Roger....Real News could be there too - Feli and Anderson Cooper would be the hottest thing ever.

(If Stan did have twitter (...I realise I'm assuming he doesn't here, does he? if he actually does, pretty please link me), do you reckon he'd embrace it like Tipsy, over-embrace it like Feli, or just show up occasionally to be adorable like Söderling? Or be really dull like...well,, I don't wanna name names, they know who they are...)
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Now I have to learn Spanish properly so that I can embarrass myself by @replying him with fangirling.
His '@' has a double circle <33333


Speaking of Twitter, one of the footnotes I have on a page of my Holmesian-Federinka fic is "fake!Twitter!Stan follows Rob Corddry - write this please"...I now want a tennis/Fake News cross-over. Tipsy and John Oliver would be amazing. Sam Bee and Roger....Real News could be there too - Feli and Anderson Cooper would be the hottest thing ever.

(If Stan did have twitter (...I realise I'm assuming he doesn't here, does he? if he actually does, pretty please link me), do you reckon he'd embrace it like Tipsy, over-embrace it like Feli, or just show up occasionally to be adorable like Söderling? Or be really dull like...well,, I don't wanna name names, they know who they are...)
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