*looks back over game preview post*
*realizes that this version, unlike the draft, fails to mention the awful incident last night*
*facepalms and sighs at the #firstworldproblems-ness of her post*
Jesus Christ, what is wrong with me?
So in my raging about the tumblr app eating my draft I forgot to talk about last night. By now, everyone in the hockey fandom has seen both the chilling horror of the video immediately following Rich Peverley’s collapse and the outpouring of support and love in the hockey community that followed. All I have to add to this is, of course, my hopes and well wishes to Peverley his family and his friends/teammates in this difficult time, and along with this that I have never felt more proud to call myself a hockey fan. The NHL staff, teams, players, etc. - all of the fans, all the news sites and fan forums - everyone has been loving, supportive and caring through this situation, and it’s really beautiful to see.
Thank you for being part of my world.
You know, I had this great game preview I had been working on for about 45 minutes when the tumblr for iPad app crashed and threw away my draft, so you know what? This post is no longer about the game, it’s about how much the tumblr for iPad app sucks.
Number One: Inconsistency
Much like the Sharks and the Leafs, the tumblr app is inconsistent like woah. Sometimes when you change windows to check something in the browser, it’ll keep your composition window open with all of your shit still typed in the box. Sometimes it’ll go back to your dashboard and fuck you and everything you’ve been working on. Want to check a stat on Google real quick? Fuck you, your draft is gone. Want to browse reddit for like five hours and come back to tumblr later confused at this half-cooked shit you wrote? Oh yeah here you go. There is no rhyme or reason to it. So if you want to reference stats you better be using your iPad and your phone at the same time, which makes you look like a dick, or be using the computer, in which case why fucking bother using the vastly inferior app?
Number Two: No Formatting (some exceptions apply)
There is no easy formatting in the iPad app. Unlike in Google Drive, where I can link, bold, underline, italicize, and make unordered and numbered lists with a quick couple of taps, I have to type out HTML code by hand to get the same effect in the app. And yeah, I can do that, but a) it takes forever and b) my iPad autocorrects href to her (???) every time, so good luck linking to anything. Oh yeah, and if you go to Safari to copy the link, you’ll probably lose your draft anyway.
Number Three: No Autosave
Many other apps have an Autosave feature so that if your app crashes or you unexpectedly have to sleep your iPad you don’t lose your progress. No such luck with tumblr. Fuck you and your draft, you ain’t got shit now.
In conclusion: I’m going to have to wait to get home to write everything from now on, tumblr’s app team needs to get on this shit so I can use this iPad I won in a raffle for writing about hockey instead of doing anything actually productive at school.
With this win, the Sharks are just four points behind the Ducks in the Pacific division standings. It’s doable!
Now for some
pessimism realism: The Sharks have been pretty toothless on the Power Play since coming back from the Olympic break. Not that our PP was crazy good before then or anything, but now it’s just dead. Granted, we are using the possession time to wear out the other team, but there’s nothing ending up in the back of the net and that’s pretty problematic.
That being said, Nemo looked really good in net. I think the pressure of Stalock’s performance has pushed him to excel, and that’s a good thing.
Next game is tomorrow night against my mistress team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. No matter who wins…well, actually, no, I really want my Sharks to win so they can top the Ducks. Sorry Kessel.
Bacterial meningitis is really fucking scary. I hope that Tim Bozon recovers quickly.
So, hockey tonight! After the very surprising but incredibly fun to watch game Thursday night against the Penguins, I’m feeling a little better about how the Sharks are playing. Defensively, they could still use some tightening up - this isn’t just on our D-men, but also on our Offensive players in the defensive zone. Our Power Play hasn’t been very dangerous at all over the last few games, either - it intimidates and puts the pressure on, but the Sharks have had a hard time turning that into pucks in the back of the net. But the Sharks’ offense looked much better than it has, and the Sharks didn’t just give up after a rough first period. These are all good things.
Both the Sharks and the Canadiens are 6-3-1 in their last ten games going into tonight’s matchup at the San Jose Arena. The Canadiens have had a rough road schedule, and they’re coming into tonight tired. Hopefully this works out in the Sharks’ favor, but we’ll see.
I’ll probably be missing the first and most of the second period tonight due to obligations for school, but I’ll try to livetweet the third. Not that anyone actually follows my twitter account but :V
Mah momma always said the Sharks are like a box o’ chocolates - ya never know what you’re gonna get.
Man that first period. It was bad enough that Battle of California Sharks blogger Megalodon was ready to give up on watching the game. Our defense was sloppy (and would actually remain sloppy, though there were flashes of greatness), our offense was ineffective, it was an absolute mess. By the end of the first period the score was 2-0 in favor of the Penguins and it really seemed like the Sharks were going to be stomped on.
The second period saw a bit of a wake up for the Sharks, and though they only scored once, they were much more present. The third period was really where the Sharks came into their own. It was…it was glorious. The defense was still a bit sloppy, but it was effective to hold off all but one of the Penguins’ shots. Meanwhile a fired up offense scored a whopping four goals, including this beauty that is too big for tumblr.
It was great seeing the Sharks shake off their slump, and watching them wake up after a terribly disappointing first period. I hope that they carry this momentum with them through into the playoffs, but we’ll see - you never know what you’re gonna get.
EDIT: I fixed the formatting and stuff now that I’m at an actual computer.