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Haven't had as much time to read lately as I'm trying to work on the mirrors for Nightingale, aka the CSI AU. Coming along pretty well, apart from the fact that I've trashed and rewritten the Ryan/Spencer backstory three times already. Up to 10k words about, split over two stories. I'm kind of liking it.

Enough babble. More reviews here )
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Read some really, really good fic in the last couple of days.

Reviews here )
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And it's up and posted! *dances around*

Nightingale (And Not the Lark) Bandom | Pete/Patrick | NC-17 | chaptered (7) | 35,500 words
CSI AU. Ryan Ross's CSI team joins up with Detective Pete Wentz to investigate a string of unusual murders.
Written for Bandom Bigbang 2009
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Tomorrow (June 24) is my assigned posting date for BBB 2009.
This clearly merits a new icon.

bb!patrick says come over here hi. :-)

bigger version behind the cut )
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Mixed batch of cookies this time around. Read some really, really good fic. All happy now. :-)

Take the bitter with the sweet )
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I have not been having a lot of luck with my picks the last couple of days. And I would just really, really want to read a Spencer/Brendon that's a Spencer/Brendon, i.e. funny and slightly awkward and sweet as hell and making me go all ♥__♥ right now (or, in other words, I want [livejournal.com profile] reni_days to write a gazillion BBBs and then just give them to me so that I can take them all and cuddle up in a fort made of blankets and friggin' giggle for a couple of hours).

So if any of you have read a good one, please rec it. Or any kind of adorable fluff, really. I am dying for something light and adorable to read. (I have a few recs for adorable MCR fic saved, but I'm really in a mood for Panic, so any of those pairings = gold.)

So here's what I've been reading lately )
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My eyes will fall bleeding out of my head at any moment now, I'm pretty sure. So much fic Gah! :-D

Reviews of more fics here. )
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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.
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I got two fanmixes for this story! There are no smileys with smiles big enough to express my happiness right now. Thank you guys. So, so much. ♥

This one is by [livejournal.com profile] beachan18. Go give her some love!

Download it here

Tracklisting:

  1. Let the Bodies Hit the Floor! - Drowning Pool

  2. Lips of an Angel - Hinder

  3. Chase this Light - Jimmy Eat World

  4. Jailbar - Motorhead

  5. Bliss - Muse

  6. Getting Away with Murder - Papa Roach

  7. The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

  8. Missing You - Big Dismal feat. Amy Lee

  9. Papercut - Linkin Park

  10. White Lines & Red Lights - Between the Trees

  11. Here In My Room - Incubus

  12. Walking On Water - This Providence

My notes:

  1. Let the Bodies Hit the Floor! - Drowning Pool lyrics
    Holy shit! This is such a cool opening. You know the CSI Las Vegas intro? With all the flashes and darkness? Yeah, this feels like that, except for this fic. I love it!

  2. Lips of an Angel - Hinder lyrics
    Definitely saving this one for the Jon/Spencer mirror story. :-)

  3. Chase this Light - Jimmy Eat World lyrics
    The lyrics of this one IS Pete in the last chapter for me. Very pretty song too.

  4. Jailbait - Motorhead lyrics
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! win!

  5. Bliss - Muse lyrics
    This one is so spot on for so many relationships in this fic for me, all in differnt ways. Especially the Pete/Patrick (Pete's POV) and Brendon/Ryan (Ryan's POV). Great song. Great singer. I love great singers.

  6. Getting Away with Murder - Papa Roach lyrics
    This one is so Jon post murder no. 4 for me. All that anger and desperation for revenge. Really cool.

  7. The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin lyrics
    You have found me the perfect Bill/Gabe soundtrack! I didn't even get to write that story in this fic. O_O So, so cool! (It also works scarily well for the Ryan/Spencer backstory I have outlined for the mirror fics. Really, so, so cool.)

  8. Missing You - Big Dismal feat. Amy Lee lyrics
    This one works so well for all three relationships for me, in very different ways. Nice song too.

  9. Papercut - Linkin Park lyrics
    This is one of my favourite Linkin Park songs. Wow. So much desperation in this one. So much the last two chapters when they all race against the clock in my head. (Also, I kind of REALLY want to change my outline for the mirror stories now and make this song one of the victim's backstory. This song gives me chills. No lie.)

  10. White Lines & Red Lights - Between the Trees lyrics
    This is so much the Brendon/Ryan storyline for me. I have a smile THIS BIG on my face right now. ♥

  11. Here In My Room - Incubus lyrics
    Oooh! Creepy! And also weirdly romantic. Kind of perfect for the Pete/Patrick storyline from Pete's POV. :-)

  12. Walking On Water - This Providence lyrics
    If this fic were a movie, this would be the song I'd pick for ending credits. So many little things that fit so many things in the fic, with so many different interpretations. Great way to close off this soundtrack.

These were things I thought about when listening to this soundtrack. I'm sure other people react way differently, which is kind of the best thing about adding music to fic. This was almost all new songs for me. Love the composition of this list almost as much as the songs. Great sense of cohesion and effect. Really, really liked it.

Again, [livejournal.com profile] beachan18, thank you so, so much. ♥

Back to fanmix no. 1
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I got two fanmixes for this story! There are no smileys with smiles big enough to express my happiness right now. Thank you guys. So, so much. ♥

This first one is by [livejournal.com profile] alchemywow. Go give her some love!

Download it here

Tracklisting:

  1. All or Nothing – Small Faces

  2. Dark End of the Street – Flying Burrito Brothers

  3. That’s All I Wanna Do – Graham Coxon

  4. Shining Light – Ash

  5. Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order

  6. Don’t Falter – Mint Royale

  7. On and On – Longpigs

  8. The Ship Song – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

  9. Parallel Lines – Kings of Convenience

  10. I’ll Be Here When You Wake – The Reindeer Section

  11. Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart – Marc Almond and Gene Pitney

  12. Olympian – Gene

Mixer's notes:

This is not intended to provide a play-by-play soundtrack to the story; e.g. Track 1 does not reflect the action in the first chapter, the final track does not summarise the conclusion etc. Rather, the songs were put together in this way for how they sound next to each other, to create a more coherent mix.

Most of these songs relate to the relationship between Pete and Patrick, though there are those that are more appropriate for Spencer and Jon or Brendon and Ryan, or even all three relationships. I’ll leave it for you to decide which those might be. :-)

My notes:

  1. All or Nothing – Small Faces lyrics
    PETE \o/ !!! LOL. Great choice.

  2. Dark End of the Street – Flying Burrito Brothers lyrics
    This one IS the Peterick relationship in this. OMFG. ♥ !

  3. That’s All I Wanna Do – Graham Coxon lyrics
    Spencer/Jon post murder no. 4

  4. Shining Light – Ash lyrics
    This song is kind of sexy. I'm seeing the Peterick VD scene when listening to this. XD

  5. Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order lyrics
    This one is so much the Spencer/Jon storyline for me. With a side of Ryan/Spencer backstory. Another really sexy song.

  6. Don’t Falter – Mint Royale lyrics
    I'm keeping this one for the Brendon/Ryan mirror story to this fic. Such a happy song. Love it.

  7. On and On – Longpigs lyrics
    This one too. God, I want to start writing the Brendon/Ryan mirror right now. This is very spot on for how I see Brendon's POV in this.

  8. The Ship Song – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds lyrics
    "We define our moral ground / But when I crawl into your arms / Everything comes tumbling down" *is dead from how perfectly this illustrates the Peterick in this fic for me*

  9. Parallel Lines – Kings of Convenience lyrics
    And here's how I see the Ryan POV. Beautiful lyrics.

  10. I’ll Be Here When You Wake – The Reindeer Section lyrics
    This is a beautiful song. Love the oboe (I think it's an oboe) especially. Depending on how you read the lyrics, this song could work for any of the pairings. Really cool.

  11. Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart – Marc Almond and Gene Pitney lyrics
    First thought about this song: "OMG, it's the killer's song!" Something about the way it sounds. Kind of creepy, in a very good way :-D

  12. Olympian – Gene lyrics
    Okay, no, this is the killer's song! This is the Angel killer/Bill backstory set to music to a t. One of my big regrets about this fic was that the AK/Bill story could never fully come out because I don't have access to the right POV's. This song just wrote that story. Completely amazing.

These were things I thought about when listening to this soundtrack. I'm sure other people react way differently, which is kind of the best thing about adding music to fic. This is a great soundtrack. All new music for me too, which is even more win. Again, [livejournal.com profile] alchemywow, thank you. So, so much. ♥

Go to fanmix no. 2
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[livejournal.com profile] ohfreckle made this. I LOVE it. Everyone head over to her journal right now and hug her to death. I have a big thing for colour effects and good use of light in art, and this is just gorgeous and perfect and, really, I can't gush enough. ♥ !!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!




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If you haven't already been over at [livejournal.com profile] bandombigbang and read the summaries for all the lovely fic that was entered for BBB, I strongly suggest that you do so. Like, five minutes ago. There is so much that looks so, so GOOD! I've signed up to do fanart for a Spyro fic, so I'm excited about that. Saw that my CSI fic had been claimed for a mixer. Excited about that too. :-) And, guys, there were at least TEN peterick fics listed! And several GSF's. And friggin' massive amounts of ryden.

I've been scrolling down the page and making high-pitched squeaky sounds for the past half hour. This is going to be so great.
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Title: Nightingale (And Not the Lark)

Band(s): FOB, PATD (minor characters from various bands)
Pairing(s): Pete/Patrick (background Brendon/Ryan and Jon/Spencer)
Word count: 35,500
Rating/Warnings: NC-17 / underage sex, minor character death, some BDSM
(General warnings for everything CSI: dead bodies, crime, creative serial killers, years of UST, complete disregard for the actual workings of the American legal system and/or laws of physics and probability. Some references to murder, torture, incest, prostitution and rape in cases being investigated, but nothing graphic or actually shown in-story. No creepy crawlers either. Gil Grissom Ryan Ross does not get to hatch larvae from a dead pig.)

Summary: CSI AU. Ryan Ross's CSI team joins up with Detective Pete Wentz to investigate a string of unusual murders.

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Epilogue

Bonus tracks/Enhanced content:

Fanart:
Story banner by [livejournal.com profile] ohfreckle

Fanmixes:
Burn So Pretty by [livejournal.com profile] alchemywow
Fanmix by [livejournal.com profile] beachan18

Fanvid:
If You're Not the One by me

Thanks to: [livejournal.com profile] blindmouse and [livejournal.com profile] lariopefic for outstanding beta, to the BBB mods for a job very well done, and to [livejournal.com profile] chicken_cookie, [livejournal.com profile] ivesia19, [livejournal.com profile] tristafantastic, [livejournal.com profile] afterxbirth, [livejournal.com profile] fannyt, [livejournal.com profile] reni_days, [livejournal.com profile] behindthec and [livejournal.com profile] cynicsandsaints for awesome help bouncing ideas, developing plotlines, convincing me to write even more Peterick sex and generally making my first BBB experience really great. ♥

ETA: This fic has undergone a few, minor edits in preparation for the mirroring stories to be posted. Main changes are (very spoilery): 1) Changing the killer’s last name from Trohman to Keanes. Because I felt really guilty about making Joe a killer. 2) VickyT now works in a classy strip club instead of a seedy one. Because I love her and she’s awesome and deserves the best of everything, including imaginary strip club working places. 3) The Spencer/Ryan scene at the end of chapter 5 has been rewritten to fit the Spyro companion that I wasn’t planning on writing when posting the Peterick arc. (All details and reasonings on this here if you’re interested).

Chapter One - Kindness )

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