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HIMYM PARTY TONIGHT!!!! (16/07)



It's time to make some popcorn and put on your get psyched mixes guys! We have a party tonight!

The link to the livestream is here. There is no password, but if it asks you for one just click "ok" without entering anything and it should let you in. If it doesn't just make a new account!

TO THOSE WHO HAVE A TUMBLR: The link to the tumblr advert is here - please, please, please reblog it, even if you're not coming - I really want to spread the message and do not have enough followers myself.

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Himym Party Voting

So I'm aware I'm late on this. But here is the voting for the himym party next Saturday 16th July

As we said we're focusing on season 9 this season - I'm not sure exactly how many of season 9 episodes vs old favourites we should do (feel free to comment below) but I have created two separate polls so people can vote both for season 9 episodes and all the others. Please vote in both polls :D

Voting will close early morning on the 16th.

Hope to see you there!

(no matter how much you hate season 9)

how i met my… husband?

Bear with me on this one.

About ten years ago I obtained Perrine's Literature, which is a collection of plays, short stories, poems, etc, with discussion questions and sections talking about, you know, "what narrative is," how to analyze literature. It's actually a really good collection of stories, so I kept it all these years.

Last night I was looking for something to read and flipped through it… to find a story I've read dozens of times: Alice Munroe's How I Met My Husband.

(I found a pdf version online here.)

"Haha," you're probably saying. "Similar title, interesting."

The story is about a woman named Edie, who is narrating the story of how she met her husband from an undetermined date years later. She explains that back when she was 15 and working away from home for the first time, she met a dashing pilot (Chris), who she quickly became infatuated with. Chris is pretty sketchy, and so, after several romantic/flirtatious encounters with Edie, he leaves, promising to write her and that they will reunite someday.

Edie believes him, and begins to wait outside every day for his letter, sure that Chris will write to her and send for her. On the second to last page of the story, she mentions befriending the mail carrier while she waits for Chris's letter — until one day she realizes that Chris will never return or write. She then marries the mail carrier. That is how Edie met her husband.

This story was written in 1974, and … there's some definite interesting parallels, aren't there?

Of course the story itself has some big differences: it's a woman's POV, Chris is incredibly sketchy (which adult Edie recognizes), and obviously it's not a sitcom and not played for laughs or romance. But the "narration from the future", title, and the plot twist of the 11th hour character being the titular one are pretty spot on. Makes me wonder if anyone read it in college…

HIMYM Party Nominations!



Sorry it's so late been busy with the usual - you know exam results, packing, holidays, my country doing it's best to screw over itself and the rest of the world (am starting to feel like we're in the bad 2015 timeline Ted was imagining in "Trilogy Time" tbh) etc...

But anyway, we've set the date for the next rewatch for Saturday 16th July

You know the drill now. Nominate episodes here, until Friday 8th July and then I will put up a poll so we can vote for the favourites!

Hope you guys can make it :D

When can you make a livestream party?

It's party time again!!!!

So w4yland and I thought we'd try and work out when the most people could make it for a rewatch party as we can make any of the Saturdays in July (aside from the first) and it would be great to get as many people as possible.

Mark the weekends you are free here.

Also, we were discussing (and brought it up last rewatch) the idea that perhaps we could do this party with a focus on season 9 (not all the episodes we watch, but maybe half - and obviously only the good ones) the thought being that most of the himym episodes we all know off by heart but season 9 we haven't had a chance to watch so much (you know, finale putting us off, never getting the chance to analyse them in a section rewatch etc) so it might be quite fun to watch and discuss some of the episodes we don't know so well. It's only an idea though, so please leave your thoughts on it in the comments :)

Hope to see you there!

uh, hi

So, - hi. I'm new here. I also accidentally caused a bit of a fuss, so, uh, sorry about that.

Basically: I write fanfic and do fandomy stuff, I guess, but totally missed every last inch of this fandom's life: I first heard of HIMYM in the wake of Finalegate. (My reaction was, naturally, "read everything I could find about WHY THE INTERNET WAS ON FIRE, understand none of the context, shrug and move on.")

Then a year ago I was on TVTropes and was reading the WhamShot page, which, wouldn't ya know it, included "the Mother's reveal" under HIMYM. I was bored, I have Netflix… And, yeah. First episode of HIMYM I ever watched: the last five minutes of S8.

I didn't do much better from there. (Seriously: second thing I watched was the speech in Splitzville, again due to TVTropes. Sorry to say that without any context or understanding of it, I thought it was 'a bit overblown.')

Because my whole fandom experience has been completely ass-backwards, I've been desperately searching for people who've been there, been in the trenches, to hang out with/osmosis with/befriend/SHARE MY MANY FEELINGS/leech some fandom cred from. Thus my coming here.

And accidental fuss-causing.

Hi! Be my friend!!!

Admin Question re: new members and mods

Hey, all, posting on behalf of a friend tonight, who had joined the community, eager to talk B/R with like-minded folk, and attempted to post. She got a notice that her post was in the moderation queue, which I told her was the same as my first post, so all was well, but, after twenty-four hours and no post, she did some checking, and it seems our listed mods, Magpieinthesky, Klutzy_girl and Charmling seem to be inactive, so we don't have anyone to approve posting for new members. Is that the case? I know most of us have busy lives, and interests change, so delays happen, and I'd like to let her know what's going on, if possible.

If we need a new mod, I'd be very happy to volunteer.

Fanfic: Pictures of You, chapters 1-4

Title: Pictures of You
Chapters: 1-4
Rating: T

Summary: Barney never takes a bad picture, but some of them tell stories he might not have intended to share. Loosely related one shots.

1) Beautiful Boy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11904281/1/Pictures-of-You

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6597505/chapters/15092860

2) Held Captive to His Wonder

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11904281/2/Pictures-of-You

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6597505/chapters/15234709

3) Halfway From the Bottom and Halfway From the Top

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11904281/3/Pictures-of-You

4) In This or Another Lifetime

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11904281/4/Pictures-of-You

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6597505/chapters/15868222

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HIMYD Script

So I was mucking about searching stuff online and I found the himyd pilot script, obviously only of interest of as weird relic of a failed show that we weren't going to watch anyway, but yeah, CBS made the right decision. It's just himym, far too himym given it's meant to be a new show, without the characters we love and instead an immature woman who ignores her hardworking husband for partying and her own selfish interests (sound familiar?), female Barney (genuinely most of her lines could have come out of his mouth), some stereotypically gay guys and of course our favourite nerdy good guy who loves women and doesn't just want them for sex. Then there's Sally getting upset because she got told she'd be a bad mom (because that's entirely what a woman's life revolves around right?), some speeches about how you should find someone who loves you for who you are and ends with a line that we have never heard in our lives before "And that, kids, is the story of how I met your Uncle Frank."

Honestly, it's not horrendous, had the finale not been stupid I'd have probably watched a few episodes, but not with any great gusto. It's simply trying way way too hard to be himym and it's just silly and uncreative and I'm 100% sure it wouldn't have lasted past a season or two. And it's clear that, even with Emily Spivey's involvement they've not managed to break away from their set character personalities.

Himym Party TONGIHT!!!!!!



It's time to make some popcorn and put on your get psyched mixes guys! We have a party tonight!

The link to the livestream is here. There is no password, but if it asks you for one just click "ok" without entering anything and it should let you in.
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HIMYM Party!!! VOTING!



You guys know the drill by now. Voting for episodes streamed on our livestream party on 7th May! Link is here. Voting closes on the 6th.

You can vote for as many episodes as you wish, we will watch the most popular episodes, the episodes at the top of the list will be shown near the middle of the night when (hopefully) the most people are on.

Happy voting!

Hope to see you guys there!

I need help

I need help guys. I have such an urge to read Barney/Robin fics right now. I've been rewatching this show, and I've reminded myself of why I love this ship.

The only thing is, nearly every fic I've clicked on AO3 has them with kids. And one of the things I personally loved about Robin was that she was a woman who didn't want kids and that was okay. So for me, them having kids is something I really, really don't want.

Does anyone have any recs for good Barney/Robin fics where they don't end up having kids?

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It's Time for Another Himym Party!



So it's been ages and I've stopped freaking out about my dissertation so the lovely w4yland and I want to do another livestreaming party!

We are setting the date for Saturday 7th May.

You know the drill now. Nominate episodes here, until Monday 2nd May and then I will put up a poll so we can vote for the favourites!

Hope you guys can make it :D



This is really sweet. Too bad he didn't leave out the word "divorce" though. In my mind, B/R are still married. :-)

Fanfic: Catching The Clock, Chapter 80

Title: Catching The Clock
Rating:  T
Summary: Because their timing was all wrong, but eventually they caught up to it. The episodes of Season 7 - Season 9 and beyond, as seen through Robin's and Barney's eyes.  Note: This story only recognizes up to the legitimate canon ending in 9.22.

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I've had this done for days but could not post due to power outtage!

Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings
Chapter: Bust & Saying Goodbye
Rating:  T
Summary: Small changes can cause big ripples, starting on the night Robin first walks into MacLaren's.  Barney/Robin focused AU based upon the butterfly effect.

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HIMYM Party!!! TONIGHT!



It's time to make some popcorn and put on your get psyched mixes guys! We have a party tonight!

The link to the livestream is here. There is no password, but if it asks you for one just click "ok" without entering anything and it should let you in.
Timetable, livestream detailsCollapse )

HIMYM Party!!! VOTING!



You guys know the drill by now. Voting for episodes streamed on our livestream party on 23rd January! Link is here. Voting closes on the 22nd.

You can vote for as many episodes as you wish, we will watch the most popular episodes, the episodes at the top of the list will be shown near the middle of the night when (hopefully) the most people are on.

Happy voting!

Hope to see you guys there!

HIMYM Party the Third!!!! NOMINATIONS




Umm, hi, yeah sorry I haven't been a round for a gazillion years. I've just been trying to vaugly distance myself from the show, I haven't watched a full episode since June and it feels kind of good. But I do miss the show and I do miss you guys so w4yland and I agree that it's really time for another one of these.

We are setting the date for Saturday 23rd January.

You know the drill now. Nominate episodes here, until Wednesday 13th January and then I will put up a poll so we can vote for the favourites!

Hope you guys can make it :D

Best Time Ever Cancelled at NBC

Neil Patrick Harris‘ star-studded variety series has run out of Time at NBC.

The network has decided not to move forward with more episodes of the NPH-hosted Best Time Ever, according to our sister publication Variety. However, Harris will reportedly continue his relationship with NBC through his production company Harris’ Prediction Productions.

Source

Fanfic: Forever at Last, chapter 24

Title: Forever at Last

Chapter 24
Rating: M

Summary: Barney and Robin share a moment during Ted and Tracy's wedding, which starts them both thinking about the past…and the future.
Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings
Rating:  T
Summary: Small changes can cause big ripples, starting on the night Robin first walks into MacLaren's.  Barney/Robin focused AU based upon the butterfly effect.

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Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings
Rating:  T
Summary: Small changes can cause big ripples, starting on the night Robin first walks into MacLaren's.  Barney/Robin focused AU based upon the butterfly effect.

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Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings
Chapter: The Naked Man
Rating:  T
Summary: Small changes can cause big ripples, starting on the night Robin first walks into MacLaren's.  Barney/Robin focused AU based upon the butterfly effect.

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