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I've always felt incredibly guilty that I got very, very ill in May and never really reviewed the Gold Motel show I went to in New Jersey properly, so I'm going to write up a quick little review of the one I went to tonight because ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY, and we MUST SUPPORT THE ARTISTS!!!! (There. Moralising over. Promise.)


EASILY the oldest non-parent there. By a good seven or eight years. *sigh*


A band called Now, Now were the very first openers, and they were...well. Adorable, in a "OMG baby scenesters" in much the same tone as one might say "OMG puppies!" kind of way. They couldn't really enunciate, so I have no idea what they were singing about, their hair was so scene I could identify it, and their levels were screwed to all hell. They were fronted by a girl who was...okay, picture a female Mikey Way, circa Summer of Like. Now let her front the band. Both the other guitarist and the drummer had considerably more stage presence, so I...couldn't really tell you why she was the one who was doing most of the talking, but...okay, then!


Then GM came out to soundcheck, and damn, friends, the backing vocalist has pipes. As much I as I adore and wish to revel in Greta's voice forever and ever amen, I would in no way object to his singing more than just backup, it's a fabulous sound. Greta managed to rile up the crowd while soundchecking, and by the time we burst into the opening song they were already nicely warmed up. People, even the people who were mostly standing around trying to be too cool for the openers, were moving to the MUSIC, which was SO FUCKING AWESOME OMG.

I know I am a zillion times over prejudiced, but I LOVE THIS MUSIC, okay, and seeing it live is AMAZING.

Also I think the guy standing next to me in the crowd fell in love with Greta. I was so grown-up, I didn't even say, "Get in line, pal."



We went out and small-talked with Greta for about thirty seconds after the set, but both Talkative and I had early work and long days ahead of us, so we didn't stick around for Hellogoodbye or Jukebox Ghost (Ghost Jukebox?). I had seen what I was there to see, after all. ^_^


But, to sum up: IF THEY EVER COME WITHIN TWO HUNDRED MILES OF YOU, GO SEE GOLD MOTEL IN CONCERT. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT EVEN A LITTLE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPREMELY AWESOME.


I am still a little high on that concert, man oh man.
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WARNING: ABANDONED; Amnestied for [livejournal.com profile] disarm_d's Halloween Pornomeme

Title: Listening to N*Sync Doesn't Make You Gay (But Wanting to Kiss Your Best Friend Ain't Straight)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elucreh
Pairing: Ryan/Spencer
Rated: PG-13
Summary: In which, they are big fat pop dorks, and Spencer discovers a problem inherent in growing up
Warning: THERE IS NO UNDERAGE SEX PRESENT IN THIS FIC, I PROMISE; however, the fact that thirteen-year-olds have hugely embarrassing private parts IS discussed. At, well, length.
Notes: I'm sorry, the "It's Almost Halloween" video made me do it. For [livejournal.com profile] shihadchick and [livejournal.com profile] katrin, because they encouraged me to start it. Please be aware that I don't actually know the details about the boyband dudes or their music, and I have fudged details like dance steps and DVD titles all over the place.

'No, no, no--cross, back cross, turn, point, backstep, *slide* together.' )
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Title: Prelude (the Leadup Remix)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elucreh
Pairing: Spencer/Brendon
Rated: PG-13
Wordcount: ~1100
Summary: In which, Brendon can't quite make himself be easy with being left behind.
Notes: A remix of Seratonation's Picture in My Mind, for the Remix Redux; part of the Journey 'Verse

Brendon knows he's being stupid. )
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Title: Waiting for an Indication
Pairing: Ryan/Spencer, Brendon/Shane, Brendon/Shane/Spencer
Rated: Adult
Summary: In which, being in love can be a blissful experience, a pain in the ass, hard work, drawn-out agony, and much else besides; also in which, people do not tell the whole truth, polyamory is awesome, songs are written, and Ryan stores his paisley boxers with the cheese grater.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] bandombigbang 2010. With thanks to my pre-reading team for guessing and guiding and asking and pushing and noticing and poking — this would never have been written without them. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shihadchick, in particular, because I suddenly flipped out and made it all her job. Thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] shihadchick, [livejournal.com profile] mrsquizzical, [livejournal.com profile] katrinand [livejournal.com profile] trinity_clare for the beta. Extra special thanks to the artist and mixers who did such amazing work. Title from Fastball's "Out of My Head"

For [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade, with more love than I can possibly express.

WARNINGS: If you have a problem with honest, open polyamory, this is not the fic for you.

Master Post

When the flare of jealousy comes, it's out of nowhere. )
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So apparently when I am procrastinating I suddenly remember and finish ancient bits of domestic fluffery. [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane's fault, AS ALWAYS.

[livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane: http://twitter.com/petewentz/statuses/8302818080

[livejournal.com profile] elucreh: OH MY GOD, PETE, I LOVE HOW MARRIED YOUR DOUBLE DATE COMPANIONS ARE

[livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane : This is clearly the fic where Ashlee thinks they ARE dating and there's a lot of awkward coughing and hemming and hawing when they try to explain that uh... actually no?

(BUT OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE IN LOVE)

Ashlee Simpson: Girl Romance Detective )
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I should be writing my Big Bang and four or five different research papers, so of course I started writing this. I blame [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane and her Brendon's-appearance theories.

When Bren is fourteen, she decides to have her first crush on Dale Hallman. )
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Takes place in the same 'verse as Promises, about a year later when they have figured all their shit out. There will be a middle story(ies) someday, I promised Rachel.


Title: Proclamations
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elucreh
Pairing: Spencer/Brendon
Rated: Adult
Wordcount: ~1100
Summary: In which, Spencer selects a belt for a very special purpose
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane, who posted this picture and then demanded that I write the beltporn she had made me talk about, and for [livejournal.com profile] mrsquizzical who chimed in. Warning for d/s, possessive!kink, and bondage.

Proclamations )
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WIP AMNESTY: LESS WIPS IN THE NEW YEAR meme.

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane, and [livejournal.com profile] sunsetmog, and [livejournal.com profile] reni_days, and a whole bunch of other people, because it is an awesome idea! *cheers*

This one started as commentfic somewhere in [livejournal.com profile] emilyray's journal; the Ryan/Jon stuff is mostly her. Pretty well killed by the whole Valentine fiasco, and I've lost interest by now anyway.

Skating AU )
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Title : Sit This One Out
Author: Elucreh
Rated: Adult
Pairing: Brendon/Spencer
Summary: In which, Spencer is a superspy and Brendon is his tech expert; also in which, being brave is difficult but worth it, explosions happen (but in a classroom environment) and Chocolate Box is a stupid code name for any operation.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] insunshine, who requested AUs and arguments that lead to sex; I hope you enjoy! With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] reni_days and [livejournal.com profile] sunsetmog for pre-reading and consistently assuring my drug-addled brain that it was a good story, and to [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane because this, like everything I write, is her fault. Title from the Bond film Thunderball, "Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead."

Sit This One Out )
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So a friend of mine remembered to post fanart she'd had for one of her stories forever, and it reminded me, hey, I have podfic I've been meaning to point to forever!

[livejournal.com profile] ivesia19, who is fabulous, has recorded my very first independent bandom story, But Where Do the Nuns Come In? for the [livejournal.com profile] rydenrevival community/movement.

You can find her charming podfic here
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I've been promising to write a primer on Mormon timelines, vocabulary, and cultural norms since I joined bandom almost two years ago, and here it is. It's amazing what procrastinating your schoolwork will do for your fandom activity.




Okay, I'm going to open by establishing my credentials, to the extent of, "I say so, and it is true, but if you don't believe me you don't have to use my primer as a reference."

I was raised LDS, first in Utah, then in Colorado, then a two-year stint of South Carolina, then more Utah. My family hold to it stricter than some, but I've known worse. (No, I'm not anymore. Yes, that is partially to do with my bisexuality.)

This primer is mostly because I get fed up with seeing Brendon's dialogue contain the phrase, "go on Mission." Because, seriously—I don't care what he's rebelled against, he still knows what to call it. LDSisms aren't his second language, swearing is. (It’s “go on a mission.” I promise. Indefinite article. Lowercase “m.”)

But it's hardly fair to blame non-Mormons for not knowing about Mormon culture, now is it? So instead of ranting uselessly, I decided to write a primer.

Now, when you screw up, I know it's your fault. (Or, more likely, that I need to add to the primer. ^_~)


Mormonosity for Bandomers )



Once again: feel free to contact me through the comment section if you have further questions or if you have your own knowledge and disagree with any of my points. Happy writing!
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Okay, so I did the "personal canon" meme, and wanted to round up my responses. Since apparently I am never going to actually FINISH any of the ten million fics I am writing. Ever. Here is pseudo-fic to tide you over!


(Warning: I am most mired in my drama-filled epic WiP, and uh. Spencer and Ryan are kind of bitter and ridic in that. So, well, their share of personal canon was not precisely cheery. I promise I love them, even though that totally does not come across here.)

Give me a character from a fandom I follow/have followed and I will give you up to five facts about them from my personal canon--that is to say, it may not be confirmed as true, but it's true in my head.


for the_randomist: Zack )

For tty63: Brendon )

For ignipes: Shane )

For flamingsword: Greta )

For mrsquizzical: Spencer )

For spinfrog: Ryan Ross )

For reni_days: Pete )

For shihadchick, a fandom I've never written before: Cappie, from GREEK )
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Title: Howled Happily Along: A Folktale
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elucreh
Wordcount: ~1600
Rated: G
Ship: Gen
Summary: The music could never be truly beautiful, he felt, unless there were others there to share it with.
A/N: So my folklore professor asked us to write an original folk tale, and I grabbed a pencil, and the first line I thought of to write was, Once, not long ago, there was a young man, short of stature but kind of heart, who wanted more than anything else in the world to make beautiful music. It's possible I should be under some kind of medical supervision. Please be warned, this is a story written according to very strict rules about "what is a folktale", so it is not at all like most fic.
Further A/N: Obviously written with a pre-split worldview


Howled Happily Along )

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