(For new people who missed the previous posts: Brooks Kubik is an attorney and weightlifter obsessed with old-time lifters. He is writing basically York Barbell Club fanfic.)
Alas: Brooks Kubik is not capable of writing the book(s) that he sees in his head.
What Brooks Kubik actually writes: "LET ME INFODUMP ABOUT THIS HISTORICAL WEIGHTLIFTING MEET"
anyway, the epiphany:
BROOKS KUBIK'S NOVELS ARE FANFIC ON BEHALF OF A WEIGHTLIFTING FANDOM WAR
the fandom war was York vs. Weider
Weider came to dominate, and so many new fans came in bc of Weider's guys a lot of people today don't even *know* there was a fandom war.
Except, and God knows how or why, *he is an undying York partisan, the last Japanese soldier holding out from a long-since-ended fandom war.*