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I am actually completely late today, sorry. But I have an awesome guest entry by [livejournal.com profile] turloughishere!

December 7th:

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I had a terrible time trying to decide which picture to chose and I finally ended up with this one, mostly because it goes so well with my story rec. I mean, look at these guys, completely ordinary and even kind of loser-y. The sort that would only end up becoming a world famous band like My Chemical Romance in some kind of wacky AU. No, The Nesty 'Verse is a much more likely scenario for what really happened to them.


Rec: The Nesty 'Verse by [livejournal.com profile] bexless & [livejournal.com profile] cimorene111 is an AU in which My Chemical Romance never existed. Gerard threw himself into the arts, Ray's a studio musician, Bob's still a soundtech, after college Frank started his own small record company and Mikey works for him. It's such a wonderfully realised AU setting and the characterisation and atmosphere are absolutely first-class. And it's funny! And reading it makes me feel all warm and happy!
Absence Sort of Does Make the Heart - The first part is all about Bob and Ray and how they ended up together.
Worth It - The middle story takes place a few years later and tells the tale about how Bob and Ray, with some questionable help from Mikey & Frank & Gerard, manage to move into a new apartment and start a new phase in their life together.
Conclusions - The last part in the series takes place a few month after the middle one. Frank's looking for a lodger and Mikey thinks his big brother, who's finally getting kicked out of their parents' basement, would be the ideal person. My favourite in the series. What everything labeled "romantic comedy" really should be like!

Songs: But of course those guys really did end up in a world famous band and one that I really, really like too! Gerard Way's got a voice that I've seen described as "athletic" and "powerful" and the music itself is loud and noisy and remarkably beautiful. To me My Chemical Romance sounds like a sort of synthesis between classic rock and punk, very different from for example Fall Out Boy, the other "big" band in the bandslash fandom. Here are three of my favourite songs from their latest album, The Black Parade:

The Sharpest Lives // Welcome To The Black Parade // Mama

Enjoy! :-)

Date: 9 Dec 2007 07:46 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meinnim.livejournal.com
The sort that would only end up becoming a world famous band like My Chemical Romance in some kind of wacky AU

That is the perfect description for that picture. The funny thing is, I showed a picture of them to a friend -- not this picture -- and got a "They're a successful band? Really?" reaction.

Oh, the Nesty 'Verse. Conclusions is also my favorite. I've spent hours reading and re-reading and getting lost in that verse.

Date: 9 Dec 2007 13:56 (UTC)
turlough: branches with red leaves against a blue autumn sky (my downward spiral continues)
From: [personal profile] turlough
They really don't look like they're supposed to be worldfamous rock stars AT ALL! (It's the same with Patrick Stump - is that short, chubby trucker hat wearing guy supposed to be a star? No way! :-)

I've just started to re-read the Nesty Verse. I finished the first part last night, and it just makes me so incredibly HAPPY! Which is really a bit odd for a story where they DON'T end up being a band because as a rule those tend to be kind of depressing.

Date: 9 Dec 2007 22:05 (UTC)
ext_1650: (Mikeyway2 (eloquentice))
From: [identity profile] turps33.livejournal.com
I see Mikey skin! Great guest spot, Turlough.

Date: 10 Dec 2007 12:15 (UTC)
turlough: branches with red leaves against a blue autumn sky (gerard way is pretty)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Oh noes! Not Mikey skin!! :-P

Thank you!

Date: 10 Dec 2007 22:42 (UTC)
ext_1813: (mcr - frank and his guitar)
From: [identity profile] ms-nerd.livejournal.com
I, um, really like Frank's pants in this pic. They zipper's kinda trying to contain itself there and not just from his hands in his pockets (I'm so bad). And Mikey's legs are the longest thing EVER! dkjakljdfkj.

THANKS for the recs!! I haven't read a couple of these.

Date: 11 Dec 2007 20:43 (UTC)
turlough: branches with red leaves against a blue autumn sky (my downward spiral continues)
From: [personal profile] turlough
At least he's got a sturdy-looking belt helping to keep the pants up ;-)

These stories are just so wonderful!!

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