This is a Things post composed entirely of Bandom Things. Because I am obsessed
right now, in case you had somehow failed to notice... *headdesk* I'M SORRY I JUST CAN'T SHUT UP ABOUT THIS STUFF.Thing One
: Oh wow do I love bandom. The repertoire of fanfic is just so -- full of everything I could want: angst and humour and crack and thoughtfulness and happy endings and AUs, and people who are total dorks and so wonderfully affectionate, and friendships being just as important as romantic relationships, and lots and lots of longfic, AND AND AND. And there's so much of it too! It is like the universe created this fandom specifically as a gift for me.Thing Two
: Oh my god
, so, I've moved beyond the "ZOMG THIS SONG IS AMAZING" stage of loving "Welcome to the Black Parade" into having, like, ~feelings
~ about it, WHAT. And I don't even want to think about how many times I've listened to it. My iTunes count says 12, but I've listened to it on youtube a ridiculous
amount as well, so who knows
what the count actually is. But I wouldn't be surprised if it's over 30, which, WHAT.Thing Three
: Whatever, I'm going to be shallow here instead. I don't get all shallow over appearances on this blog overly often; I'm totally due. So. You know the way Gerard's hair is in The Black Parade? With the short and the bleached? Yeah, so, I saw that, and the first thing I was reminded of was Amanda in that one ep of Highlander, where she's cut off all her hair and turned it to that same white colour, and it looked really fantastic
on her. And, I'm just saying, Gerard Way's pretty damn attractive with that look too. Pictorial evidence: Gerard
. (for the record, Gerard also looks awesome with the red hair
from Danger Days. Apparently dude just looks good with unnatural hair colours?)(also please excuse the poor quality of the pictures I just linked. I lost track of the picspam I saw with all the really awesome pics of Gerard and his hair. And I don't think good pics of Amanda with that haircut exist on the internet, as far as I can tell.)Thing Three
: So I've been basically listening to nothing but Panic and MCR for the last week or so (and seriously, I still can't get over the fact that I like these bands. I can't shut up about how weird it is), and I decided to maybe stop myself from being so obsessive and make myself listen to something else, so today I set my iTunes to shuffle all, and the first song to come up was this women's choir singing some light and airy folk song in french with minimal piano accompaniment, and I just started laughing
, seriously, because the contrast
, oh wow. SO DIFFERENT. Ahahaha. And then as I kept listening all my usual music felt so quiet
; it was so weird.
(also, it's hilarious, every time "Folkin' Around" comes up, from Pretty. Odd., I startle for just a moment, because what's folk music doing in there? It is pretty convincingly folky-sounding! I kind of adore its random existence on that album. Brendon♥!)Thing Four
: I can't get over the way that oh man THIS FANDOM. THIS FANDOM. IT HAS CURED ME OF HAVING AN OTP. OR SOMETHING. I just love alllll the characters and am happy for any of them to be having a grand old time together. From any of the bands! Like, I don't even have a favourite character or anything! (okay no I lie, I do, and it's Brendon. But not by much!)
And it's hilarious; last time I tried to get into bandom, and bounced off it, I was reading MCR fic. And so I thought at the beginning of this descent into bandom-loving madness it was just that I was in love with Panic. BUT I AM AT THE POINT WHERE MCR FIC MAKES ME JUST AS GLEEFUL. LIKE, SERIOUSLY, HOW TO HANDLE MY ADORATION.
Except this is a problem
because I'm pretty sure that even if I were just reading Panic fic the internet contains enough to keep me occupied for a looong time. Mixing in all the other bands as well? Means that I have a truly frightening amount of fic in front of me and I'm afraid to count how many tabs I have open.Thing Five
: Also hilarious: you know how I was saying how I've learned the right reading protocols to appreciate MCR music? So I went back and relistened to the first song of theirs I heard (I listened to it about a day before listening to Welcome to the Black Parade on repeat) -- I'm Not Okay. And when I listened to it that time I really didn't like it. And now coming back to it, with no repeats of that specific song under my belt, just a greater appreciation of the music style in general, I very definitely do like it. Magical!