I don’t want to get sentimental…


November 06, 2011 :: 9:05 PM

Escaped to Albany last night, to see my friends’ band play at Red Square.

I like the Albany shows - I’m meeting so much of the band’s extended family that I’m getting to the point where I’m never alone at a show. Last night, Mike looked at me and said, “I can’t remember your name, but you’re the girl from New Hampshire.” Yes, yes, I am, Mike. Then, there was Jesse. “You’re the super fan - you come from somewhere out East.”  Amazingly, both of them remembered which show they met me at: Mike at the Putnam Den; Jesse at Valentine’s Upstairs.

J came with me and I don’t know if seeing me with people outside of the band gave him peace of mind or not. It’s not like I’m hanging out with random strangers at these shows… oh, wait, that’s how I met Mike and Jesse. *grin*

So many good memories from last night: Rollz did the ‘catdaddy’ dance! J FINALLY got to hear their cover of “Black and Tans”! The sign in the elevator! Annie got her fingerless gloves! My post-show whacked out dream about Tate from American Horror Story!

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Seriously, I don’t know what the hell is wrong with me, but lately I’m all shippy. Vampire Diaries’ Damon and Elena. Supernatural’s Dean and Castiel… and now AHS’ Tate and Violet.

There’s something about Tate and Violet, specifically, that really make me want to dig into the canon and start writing fanfic, or roleplay. It’s like I’m a teenager again, but without all the angst. I had written some fanfic a gazillion years ago, but I didn’t know it was a genre all it’s own, and I had NO idea it was so… complicated. What I wrote back then was decidedly NOT canon and it probably would have resulted in my being tarred and feathered. The internet has both stifled and increased my creativity. If I had known that what I wrote was so far out of canon, I probably would have never written a word of it. If I do decide to write my fanfic, now I can research the canon and not screw it up.

Of course, now that I’ve come out in favor of Violate, I’m going to have to deal with the haters. Tate is deeply disturbed, and responsible for a Columbine-like incident, but he also seems so soft, sweet, and vulnerable, that it’s hard to NOT like his character. I know there’s a lot of conflict about the school shooting storyline, and the fact that he’s a complete psycho, but his character is like an onion and I do love me some onions. 

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So there you go - two things I’m all obsessy about - Black Mountain Symphony and American Horror Story. I’d love to write more, but I can’t keep my eyes open.