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life imitates art


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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life imitates art



--and Art imitates Life imitating Art imitating Life imitating Art--

Or something!

(Did Caleb Triber buy 3 for 1 ketchup at Costco too? See below!)

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(Click or see page 6 in this thread for the full text/story)

CHECKPLEASE!FANFIC

Again, the fanfic writer jackzimmermann. (Love him!) Remember this 'jackzimmerman' fanfic story posted two pages back in the thread called havoc in its third year--WELL. Two minor characters mentioned, the young hockey players Caleb Triber and Zach Webs? All I have to say is--omg, so fucking charming! Utterly adorbs! and I hope 'jack' writes more about them! Full text, no edits, no excerpting, no nothing. 5259 words. Click the provided link below to read the original if you prefer. Enjoy!



[4] Repurposed Blaine and Kurt fan art pieces (2013 and 2014) by CBM
(otherwise known as pencilpushingenthusiast http://pencilpushingenthusiast.tumblr.com/ )
but I've just decided they're actually Zach and Caleb,  two young rookie hockey players--
and like the previous story, they're Roomies and Buddies, got that? Ha!
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


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At long last,
Bitty's got pupils!



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http://i-am-weis.tumblr.com/post/139947210157/starters
http://i-am-weis.tumblr.com/image/139947210157
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starters

Feb 24th, 2016 Source: i-am-weis
#or in which i made bitty too tall and regretted many life decisions
#omgcp #omgcheckplease #check please
#eric bittle #jack zimmerman #bitty #jackbitty #zimbits
#IDK im so tired #have at it #mine
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I think I like him better without them.  lol


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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I think I like him better without them.  lol



Well, if you really like Bitty without pupils-- ::)
(By artist Red Pork Pad Thai)




Well I didn’t get a consensus on who I should I animate but Bits seemed
liked the natural choice. I may do the others after school ends, we shall see.




I really like the artist known as Red Pork Pad Thai, she has a VERY busy blog,
but she doesn't post enough of her own art, unfortunately, too busy, I guess.

Here are two more pieces by her based on Bitty alone (seems fair as a lot of the
artists focus on Jack Zimmermann, hmmm, I wonder why that might be!  ::) :laugh: )

What I like about these pieces is that Bitty looks like a young adult (which he is
supposed to be) and not a child (which with some of the fan artists have a tendency
to do, unfortunately--which I find kinda creepy).




OMGCHECKPLEASE!FANART_RED_PORK_PAD_THAI
http://redporkpadthai.tumblr.com/
I'm an animation student and ardent lover
of gay webcomics about hockey. She/her





I love this one--you
might think me mad,
but to me it looks
like a Toulouse-Lautrec
poster--it even has a
stamp!


Some shameless fanart. Eric “Bitty” Bittle for a warmup.
Bitty is from Ngozi’s webcomic Check Please!
Please go and read it and freak out geek out with me
(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

update: GUYS I FORGET HIS CHEST/ARM PIT HAIR!!!!!!!!
SO I FIXED IT.


jan 14 2016
Tags: #omgcp #cp! #check please #omgcheckplease
#bitty #eric bittle #pad thai's art
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Falconers’ newest PR member, known as “Eric” to most of the corporate team
and “Bitty” by the players, he’s easily the most well loved of the PR members
by both the players and media coverage teams. His charm keeps interviews
from getting out of hand and his pies are NHL famous for their bribery worth.

Less known, that is only to the Falconers’ upper management and a handful
of key players, he is the former teammate and husband of Falconers’ captain,
Jack Zimmermann.


Feb 28, 2016
Tags: #omgcp #cp! #check please #omgcheckplease
#bitty #eric bittle #pad thai's art #zimbits
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OMGCHECKPLEASE!FANART_TALHI_DRAWS_STUFF
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Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
I'm a freelance graphic designer/artist/writer/geek.
I have birds and opinions, but more opinions than
birds. I think. There are an awful lot of feathers here.



Bitty, you're a bitch!
(Boy, though, he's
getting a bit muscular
here, isn't he? Well, eat
more protein, said Jack!)



My first fanart of Check Please!
There’s something so familiar and comfortable in Ngozi’s lines…
but Jack’s face is hard, man.

May 25th, 2016
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Er, no.
Not quite the same here,
is it, with a different artist--




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CHECKPLEASE!FANART_YOITSRIN
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pssst btw ♫♫♫ “Lose It” by Oh Wonder

I cannot believe all the talent
out there in these crazy blogs!




















http://yoitsrin.tumblr.com/post/110967168742/vday-gift-for-lilbookofkell-reeeaaaally-loved
http://zimmerbittle.tumblr.com/post/133621745021/yoitsrin-vday-gift-for-lilbookofkell
https://www.tumblr.com/reblog/110967168742/W2jWl6Kq



“Lose It”

vday gift for lilbookofkell!! reeeaaaally loved your fic btw!
(I hear symphonies in my head  by lilbookofkell   http://archiveofourown.org/works/3179405 )
ugh it was impressionably adorable)

(re the art: sorry about the weird style change after panel 3 lol;; these were.. bonus.)

aaand many thanks to jedusaur  http://jedusaur.tumblr.com/
for organizing this event~ uwu

—pssst btw ♫♫♫ “Lose It” by Oh Wonder
(see below)




reblogged one year ago and six months ago 20 NOV 2015
Tagged: #I'M!!!!!!!!!!! GAY #jackbitty #fanart #yoitsrin #nsfw #queer #pda //

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[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgwcPiCjQ-0[/youtube]
Jan 25, 2016
"We invited five dancers to audition for our music video. What
they didn't know was that they were actually starring in the video!
Watch below to see what happens…"
From the self-titled debut album
Oh Wonder





OH WONDER LYRICS
"Lose it"


Downtown we let it go
Sunset high and our bodies low
Blood rush in the hazy glow
My hands, your bones

Loose up we break the scene
One step deep as you fall to me
Heart clap, we skip a beat
Count one two three

And don't you stop the music
Get into it
Won't you dance with me?

Find a place and lose it
You can do it
Won't you dance with me?

Move your feet and feel it in the space between
You gotta give yourself a moment, let your body be
We gotta lose it
We gotta lose it

Lose it
We gotta lose it
Lose it
We gotta lose it

Your name I'll never know
As we get down in the world below
Caught up in an overflow
My hands, your bones

Wide eyed, you look at me
Set on fire in a silver dream
Spin round you can feel the breeze
Count one, two, three

And don't you stop the music
Get into it
Won't you dance with me?

Find a place and lose it
You can do it
Won't you dance with me?

Move your feet and feel it in the space between
You gotta give yourself a moment, let your body be
We gotta lose it
We gotta lose it


Lose it
We gotta lose it
Lose it
We gotta lose it

Make a spark, break the dark
Find a light with me
Who we are from the start
Won't you dance with me?

Make a spark, break the dark
Find a light with me
Who we are chasing stars
Won't you dance with me?
Won't you dance with me?

And don't you stop the music
Get into it
Won't you dance with me?

Find a place and lose it
You can do it
Won't you dance with me?

Move your feet and feel it in the space between
You gotta give yourself a moment, let your body be
We gotta lose it
We gotta lose it

Lose it
We gotta lose it
Lose it
We gotta lose it

Lose it
We gotta lose it
Lose it
We gotta lose it

Move your feet and feel it in the space between
You gotta give yourself a moment, let your body be
We gotta lose it
We gotta lose it




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_Wonder

Oh Wonder are a London-based alt-pop duo, consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West. Since releasing their DIY debut album, they have seen international success with their mellow, slow-grooving, R&B-flecked alt-pop tunes. Beginning in September 2014, Anthony and Josephine set out to write, record, and release one song a month for a year. All of the songs were released together as a self-titled debut album on September 4, 2015.

Sold out shows in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and New York a week after their debut album release marked the beginning of the band's touring career.
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CHECKPLEASE!FANFIC

Here's an extremely excerpted piece of
Check Please! fanfic (because it's long) by
the author, lilbookofkell--
I'm posting the ending because it was illustrated
by the fanartist/blogger yoitsrin
(the ending is terrific, by the way).

As before, click
the provided link below to read the full text
(the original is 14165 (!) words).










Summary:

Eric listens to a lot of music. Life is never
so bad that it can’t be fixed with baked goods
and the right soundtrack, and he’s really good
at providing both, if he says so himself.



(....)

 

\_  \_  \_  \_  \_  \_  \_
 

 
Two weeks later, Jack Zimmermann knocks on his door and presents him with a honest-to-god cassette tape, hand-labeled and everything, and a working cassette player to go with it.

“Where on earth did you even get this?” Eric demands after he’s finally stopped laughing.

“Nursey has some friends who are really into vintage stuff,” Jack informs him. He looks so damn pleased with himself that Eric just has to kiss him.

And then pull him into his room.

And onto his bed.

A hour or so later, Jack is napping in his bed and and Eric is running his finger over Jack’s neat handwriting on the front of the tape. It’s a good selection of songs, a nice mix of top 40 and 90’s pop and country and even 'I’ll Cover You' from Rent  which Jack had to have learned about from Holster. He recognizes at least one song from his parent’s mixtape mix and has to stop himself from waking Jack up just so he can kiss him again.

Jack made him a mixtape and Eric can’t stop smiling. He wants to tell someone. Anyone. Everyone. Neither of them is ready to be out to anyone but their closest friends and Jack’s a public figure for god’s sake so he knows it’s ridiculous and irresponsible and impossible but he wants to tell the whole wide world that this socially-awkward, beautiful, hockey-robot who is his boyfriend made him a mixtape.

He wants to tell his mom.

He dismisses the thought right away. There’s no way he can tell his mother that his boyfriend made him a mixtape. And then he thinks about it again. He’d told his mother about the initial mixtape story. He could tell her it was just a follow up for that. That Jack had gone through the trouble of making a real, live mixtape just to tease him. It’s a stretch to be sure, especially given the way that the first mixtape conversation had ended. She’ll probably suspect something but...but maybe dropping a hint or two wouldn’t be so bad.

He grabs his phone off his desk before he can change his mind. He’s just decided that doing this as a text message is probably his best bet when he notices he has a new text message. From his mother. It’s from about twenty minutes ago, when he and Jack were, well, busy, so they hadn’t heard the phone buzz. His mom has a habit of treating text messaging like email so he’s not surprised that the the message is too long to read in the notification preview. He clicks to view the whole thing.


Mom:
Hi sweetie! Hope you’re having a good day. I finally managed to get Nancy to share her banana bread recipe with me so make sure you check your email for that! Also Sarah called earlier and wanted our opinion on food for the wedding reception so you should give her a call at some point.

I heard this song earlier today and thought of you. I know you’re not really listening to country music much these days but I thought maybe you’d like this one, Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves--



Love you sweetheart.



He doesn’t want to wake Jack but his headphones are in his bag across the room and Jack’s arm is pretty snuggly slung across his waist so there’s really only so much he can do. He turns the volume down low and clicks on the link.

He’s never heard of the artist but that doesn’t surprise him; he hasn’t actively kept up with country music since middle school. The beginning of the video starts in silence with cliched clips of a highway and the desert, which doesn’t exactly set Eric’s expectations very high. The music starts and it’s a little louder than he thought it would be and he quickly turns the volume down some more.

The singer starts in, singing about if a woman saves herself for marriage she’s a prude but if she doesn’t she’s a whore, and Eric finds himself a little bit more intrigued. If nothing else maybe he can send the song along to Shitty.

The chorus starts and Eric is so busy rolling his eyes at the singer’s cheesy outfit that he almost misses it. He has to replay the line three times before he’s sure.

Kiss lots of boys, or kiss lots of girls if that’s something you’re into.

That...that does not sound like an appeal to straight guys to identify with this song. Eric’s heart is beating a little faster as he lets the song continue.

When the straight and narrow...

Oh.

Gets a little too straight...

Oh god.

Roll up a joint, or don't, Just follow your arrow wherever it points

He lets the song play all the way to the end and then plays it again while he looks up the lyrics, just to be sure. Then he plays it a third time. He’s so caught up in listening that he doesn’t even notice Jack stirring beside him until Jack’s chest is pressed up against his back and there are arms wrapping around his torso.

“Good song,” Jack says, hooking his chin over Eric’s shoulder. Eric supposes he should feel bad about waking his boyfriend but he’s finding it hard to when he really needs this hug right now.

“Y-yeah,” Eric says. His breath catches a little bit and Jack’s arms tighten around him. “My mom sent it to me. Said it reminded her of me.”

“Oh.”

“Yeah.”

They’re quiet for a minute. Jack’s fingers are idly tracing patterns into Eric’s stomach. He probably doesn’t realize he’s doing it, but it’s comforting nonetheless.

“I think…” Eric starts, and then stops when he realizes he really doesn’t know what he wants to say. Jack waits patiently for him to continue. Finally Eric gestures toward his phone.

“Do mind if I…” he trails off again but Jack somehow seems to understand.

“Whatever you need to do,” he says, “Do you want me to leave?”

Eric shakes his head and Jack reaches for his free hand, the one not holding his phone, and intertwines their fingers.

“Okay,” Jack says, “Then I’m here.”

Eric gives him a watery smile before turning back to his phone. He takes a deep breath and calls his mother.

She picks up almost immediately.

“Hey sweetie, what’s up?”

“Hi mom,” he says. He hesitates and Jack gives his hand squeeze. “I...I got the song you sent. You’re right, I did like it.”

His mom makes a pleased noise on the other end of the line and Eric feels a little bit of the tension in his shoulders slip.

“I’m glad, I thought you might.”

Her voice is soft and...and understanding, so understanding. Eric doesn’t think ‘now or never’. He knows it isn’t now or never, but he does think ‘Now. Now, when you’ve got your friends downstairs and your boyfriend holding your hand and a song about being true to yourself stuck in your head. Now would be a good time.’

“Mom,” he says, “I have something to tell you.”










Notes:

This is the longest thing I've written since high school because I am in way too deep with this comic. Also there is not nearly enough frogs in this fic, for which I deeply apologize.

I'm lilbookofkell on tumblr if you want to chat.

This was written before Ngozi's comic entry 2.6 - WGSS120 / HIST376: Women, Food, & American Culture. This pulls some stuff from the twitter as well but I decided to ignore #EpiKegster's existence since I couldn't possibly guess at what actually happens during it.





Rating:                     General Audiences
Archive Warning:     Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Category:                 M/M
Fandom:                  Check Please! (Webcomic), Hockey RPF
Relationship:            Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann, OMC/OMC
Characters:            Eric Bittle  Jack Zimmermann  Susan Bittle  Shitty Knight  Justin "Ransom" Oluransi  Adam "Holster" Birkholtz
Additional Tags:     Coming Out  Get Together
Language:            English
Stats:                    Published: 2015-01-16  Updated: 2016-02-22 Words: 15924 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 2188  Comments: 123 Bookmarks: 489  Hits: 17148
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CHECKPLEASE!FANFIC_MUSIC_RECOMMENDATION

“Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves
Recommended by lilbookofkell
(in her fanfic story called I hear symphonies in my head  
immediately posted above.)



Adorable!
 :D
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8xqyoZXCc[/youtube]
Dec 10, 2013
From the album Same Trailer Different Park
KaceyMusgravesVEVO




KACEY MUSGRAVES LYRICS
"Follow Your Arrow"


If you save yourself for marriage
You're a bore
If you don't save yourself for marriage
You're a whore-able person
If you won't have a drink
Then you're a prude
But they'll call you a drunk
As soon as you down the first one

If you can't lose the weight
Then you're just fat
But if you lose too much
Then you're on crack
You're damned if you do
And you're damned if you don't
So you might as well just do
Whatever you want
So

Make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that's something you're into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don't
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

If you don't go to church
You'll go to hell
If you're the first one
On the front row
You're self-righteous
Son of a-
Can't win for losing
You'll just disappoint 'em
Just 'cause you can't beat 'em
Don't mean you should join 'em

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that's something you're into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don't
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

Say what you think
Love who you love
'Cause you just get
So many trips 'round the sun
Yeah, you only
Only live once

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that's what you're into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, I would
And follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kacey_Musgraves

Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American country singer and songwriter. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh. She signed to Mercury Nashville in 2012 and has released two critically acclaimed albums on the label, Same Trailer Different Park (2013) and Pageant Material (2015). Musgraves later announced dates for her new tour 'The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue' which began August 27, 2015 in Atlanta and wrapping in Amsterdam on November 22. Many tour stops were sold out so on January 11, 2016 Musgraves announced the 2nd leg of the tour which begins January 21, 2016 through April 22, 2016 respectively.
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but what if NO ONE already knows and they just slip up one time??
and then jack has to give each of them a kiss too.
(inspired by this scene from Friends)


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#eric bittle #jack zimmerman #bitty #jackbitty #zimbits
#arts   #a kissaroo from me to you
#jack and shitty are visiting?? #long post
#and of course they all had pie
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« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 04:23:58 pm by Aloysius J. Gleek »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"