Back from a mini-tour with my choir in Germany. I HAZ INTERNET AGAIN! I really don't know how I managed without it for four days. (And no, I'm not being ironic, I really am that sad.)
On the lovely 20h bus ride, I picked up one of my old WIPs again, which is called The Joncer Rebound Fic Where Everyone Is In Love With Brendon And It's All Very Fucked Up
on my desktop. It's pretty much behind-the-scenes canon. And since I suck at PATD canon AND can't stand inconsistent timelines in a fic, I have some time- and Jon-related questions that I really hope that someone will be able to help me with.
1) When did Jon join the band? (as in started touring with them. month/year?)
2) When did Ryan and Spencer meet Brendon? (month/year?)
3) Does Jon have siblings? How many? Older/younger? Brothers/sisters? Names? Are they married/have kids?
4) Jon's parents' names?
5) When did Brendon move in with Shane?
6) When did Ryan's dad die?
7) When did Ryan get his own place in Vegas?
8) What tours did they do in the year after Jon joined the band? (continents? months/years?)
9) The girlfriends: from when to when did the boys date them? All of them, ideally.
10) (and probably most importantly) Do you care if things like these aren't accurate in a sort-of-canon fic? How much on a scale from 1-10? Will it put you off a story if names/dates are wrong?
Anyone who can offer help? I will seriously love you forever. ♥ETA:
found this collection of primers
and this primer on PATD
that was pretty neat for info on early dates.
In other fanfic-related news: HOLY SHIT bbb. I am so friggin' behind.
Please point me in direction of your favourites so far so that I can prioritise my to-read list. :-)( Speaking of, it's review time. Which is not entirely the same as rec time, and even though I have no intention of flaming anyone, I'm not sure how sensitive this fandom is when it comes to honest opinions, so, yeah, fyi, okay? )
And finally, a question about American English. I see so many fics that use "lay" in sentences like "Brendon was laying on the bed." Now, in British English, you'd use "lie" (Brendon was lying on the bed) for when someone is lying down, and "lay" (Brendon was laying down his books on the table) when someone is laying something else
down. Is this just a US/UK difference? Do you not have this distinction in American English? Curious linguists want to know. :-D
Over and out.