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24 April 2008 @ 02:19 pm
sometimes i love the world, no seriously  
Essentially, I am a bad little fangirl. Why? I get all my band gossip secondhand. Recycled, you could say, through the medium of fic.

Before I even registered who Panic were, for example, I knew that a guy called Brent left some band because of the part in Our Comedies Are Not to be Laughed At where he took the pizza money and never came back. By the same method I found out Mikeyway was married and, er, not as young as he looks. And many other things. Not all of them may be true. Ryan Ross' obsession with gummi bears? Brendon's ADHD? Spencer's shoe fetish? Everyone's burgeoning recreational drug problem? Gabe's basement? Pete's insomnia? Andy's all-around guru-ishness and sex god status? Bert's unrequited love for Geeway? I'm sure they all have a grain of truth in them, even the weird ones, but what I'm not sure about is whether or not they've been blown out of all proportion by the good little fangirls. (And I don't care either.)

But one thing I MUST know for certain. I keep hearing about someone called Shane in relation to Brendon. I assumed Shane was one of the WAGs who are brought into play when you're not shipping the bandboy in question (a practice I heartily approve of, if only so I can use the term WAG). I can be forgiven for my confusion on Shane's gender because Americans aren't often bothered by details like that - after all, where I come from, Ryan and Spencer are surnames. And the name Riley? (Just in general.) What?

So, does this Shane a) exist and b) exist in the capacity of Brendon's SO?

I stand by to be amused.
 
 
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Ciaran: Brendon: epic grin of awesome :Dbouncy on April 24th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Shane exist. He lives with Brendon and they own a dog named Dylan, I think. ;)

P.S. Shower, anyone?

Edited at 2008-04-24 02:12 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: MCR: pensive Frankiescoradh on April 24th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
DUDE. I thought that was Jon. Clearly, am blind. (see, I TOLD you I'd be amused.)

And yay for finally getting '... another pet named Dylan?' joke.
pale pubescent beastwildestranger on April 24th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Here you go, a primer. Shane Valdez is male and Brendon's housemate. They have a dog together, and he filmed a lot of shenanigans at the pornocabin. He also has a girlfriend named Regan (why do I know this stuff? why?).
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: I'd tap that ♥scoradh on April 24th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
why do I know this stuff? why?)

Because you are a good little fangirl, that's why!

*adds primer to list-of-things-to-do-on-broadband* (Primers break my dialup's heart.)

See, Regan? What kind of a first name is that for anyone, let alone a girl?
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mrsquizzical: spencermrsquizzical on April 24th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
i'm sure there's a 'primer' thingo about him somewhere.

as for all those other things, i think they all have a grain of truth. how big that grain is? varies....

eta - seems you've been linked already. i won't go hunting for you!

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mrsquizzical: patrickmrsquizzical on April 24th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
also - what is a wag?

also also - the photo of geeway i was referring to a few posts of yours ago is in this post. eighth pic down.
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upon video review, a do-oversociofemme on April 24th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
I share in your amusement at the term WAG. I love it. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Ryan + bakerboy capscoradh on April 24th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and they've totes starting infiltrating America! Posh and TomKat are BFF now.

Did I once say I didn't keep up with celebrity gossip? That must have been a lie. I seriously don't - but how else do I know these things???
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you do not cross a sugarbaker woman: newsie (patd: brendon)marksykins on April 24th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
I see you're up-to-date on Shane (yes, exists; he's male, and no, not SO) so I'll just say that WAG always gets The Clash's "Surrender" stuck in my head.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Jwalk keyboardscoradh on April 24th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
I think that is way too cool an association for WAGs. Footballers' WAGs, I mean. Bandom WAGs get their own songs, by all accounts.

Meant to say, Brendon strikes me as rich not to need a roomie.

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murklinsmurklins on April 24th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
I used to be JUST LIKE YOU! (Probably I should share this in our already open comment thread, but that would require me to dig it up.) I was such a huge FOB reader last fall, but I didn't know any facts first hand. I just tried to find stories that would fill me in, and I even made a start on a little FOB primer for people who hate reading primers and watching interviews. It was like a guided reading list, taking you through FOB history chronologically and pointing out what bits of each story were true and which were made up. Unfortunately, it proved to be a lot of work, so I gave up. But it would have been AMAZING.

While I'm here, I shall clear up some non-Shane mysteries.

1. Gabe's basement: True. On Cobra Starship's first album, there is a song called It's Warmer in the Basement. Read those lyrics and listen to the song ("You can't escape now // I've got you locked inside this room // You know I tip good // And soon, you will love me too"). Additional fodder for this is the fact that Nate lived in Gabe's basement for a while. (Gabe: "Well actually, Nate Novarro, our beloved boy-toy drummer, was the first full-fledged Cobra. He committed to it right away; moved up from Atlanta and into my basement to join. And even after only being in Jersey City for 3 days and having his car stolen, his faith was unscathed; he never doubted the Cobra.")

2. Pete's insomnia: More than true. Overly true. He can't live without sleeping pills, even now, when he's apparently trying to give up all the stuff he takes for depression and whatever else he's been diagnosed with.

3. Andy's Zen + Sex Godhood: Based on truth? Somewhere, once upon a time, I read that Andy got lots of ladies. Possibly Pete said that in an interview? Dirty has definitely said he's a ladies man. Also, he's got strongly held convictions about anarchy and veganism, which he can be prevailed upon to talk about intelligently. And he's able to be in a pop punk band with Pete Wentz -- I have to imagine that takes vast reserves of zenlike calm. Joe Troe maintains his artificially, Patrick used to just throttle Pete with his bare hands.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: FOB: Andy lol'dscoradh on April 24th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
1. I have their album so I figured that might have been it. I also read Gabe's reaction to Elisa's defection (where the quote is from, yah) and it made me fall in love with him a little bit. So articulate! So grammatically correct! *swoons*

2. That BUGS me so much - long-term sleeping pills, I mean, because they DO NOT WORK. Sleeping pills are designed for a maximum stretch of 2 weeks, after which the rebound effect is such that you're back to where you started. And you can scale back neuroleptics, but I sincerely hope he's doing it under the aegis of a medical professional.

3. I was wondering what the bit in the Arms Race vid was about - where he goes to the Playboy mansion (with socks down his shorts, ohgodohgod). Poor Patrick never got his own story in that, I recall. I wonder why? Not that he hasn't got his own cuteness, but compared to the others...
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the_plebethe_plebe on April 24th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm in the same boat as you, but I don't get my information from fics. I get them from random posts that make a passing mention of this stuff, and end up feeling like I've missed something important.

At least now, thanks to this post, I know who this Shane person is. XD
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: rockstar teethscoradh on April 25th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)
I don't even know where those posts are - unless they're from the bandom peeps on my flist. Who at least answer kindly and slowly when I'm like HAI WOT?

i was kinda hoping for some rl boylovin', but oh well
Emo Spicyemo_spicy on April 25th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
i have no idea what this entry is about.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bookishscoradh on April 25th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
You're probably better off that way, honestly.