Pouty Cook


It's My Declaration

to anyone who's listening

Fic: Bandom Ficlets (Various Pairings, Various Ratings)
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I played the iTunes shuffle game again. Warnings for some general angst and one instance of incest. The last one is my favorite, FYICollapse )

Mix: Brighter Than a Shooting Star
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So, I made a mix for my sister's birthday. Because I am broke as hell, and hey, everybody likes music, right? Anyway, I really like how it came out, so I thought some of you might appreciate it too. The zip has cover art that includes a happy birthday, but you can change it out for the one above if it bothers you.

Original image used in the cover art can be found here.



1. I Wanna Be Free - Panic! at the Disco
2. Falling Down - Avril Lavigne
3. Hit the Ground Runnin' - Haley Reinhart
4. XYZ - Jack and White
5. Shooting Star - Owl City
6. What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - Kelly Clarkson
7. Fighters - Kris Allen
8. Perfect - Glee Cast
9. Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia) - Patrick Stump
10. Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
11. Holiday - Allison Iraheta
12. Airplanes Pt 2 - B.O.B. (feat. Haley Williams and Eminem)
13. I Don't Wanna Dance - Hey Monday
14. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
15. Every Goliath Has Its David - The Boy Least Likely To
16. Sing - My Chemical Romance
17. Anthem - Superchick
18. Orphans - Ryan Star

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Fic: Damn the Man, the Empire Strikes Back [Bandom Big Bang 2012, Multiple Pairings, R]
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Title: Damn the Man, the Empire Strikes Back
Author: celtic_cookie and sophie_448
Band(s): My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Cobra Starship, Mindless Self Indulgence, plus brief cameos from others
Pairing(s): Frank/Gerard, brief Gerard/Rex Manning (sort of), Pete/Mikey, LynZ/Gabe Saporta, Brian Schecter/Bob Bryar
Word Count: Approximately 29K
Rating: R (for language)
Warning(s): Suicide themes: discussion of two past suicide attempts, one aborted on-screen suicide attempt, no character death (basically, if you're okay with the level of suicide themes in the movie, you should be okay with this).
Summary:It's a very unusual day at Empire Records. Pete loses $9,000, Gerard tries to lose his virginity to a pop star, and Brian tries not to lose his mind. Meanwhile, Patrick needs to keep Pete's head attached to his body, Frank needs to confess his love by 1:37, Lindsey's trying a crazy new hair style, and Brendon just wants everybody to chill out and dance. But they mustn't dwell. Not today. Not on Rex Manning Day. (Empire Records fusion)

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Author's Notes: We made it! It has been a long road from a few months ago when we looked at each other and said, hey maybe we should write a big bang, to now. We kind of couldn't believe that (as far as we know) no one had written an Empire Records AU for random, and we felt like that had to be rectified immediately. We are so incredibly proud of the way this story turned out, and we hope it will be a good read whether you've seen the movie or not. (Although, if you haven't, what are you waiting for? Go immediately! We'll wait here!)

This is our first official cowrite, although we've been all up in each other's fic for years. It was about as easy and as hard as you'd expect, but we each brought different strengths to the writing process, and we think the result is a much better story than either of us could have produced solo. It was long hours of fraught discussion and ten-minute bursts of furious typing. Interspersed with making potions on Pottermore and talking about dick, of course.

We never would have gotten to this point without a lot of people helping us along the way. Biggest thanks go to our alpha/beta readers, cee_m and starlightstorm who were lightning-fast and nearly always right. You know, except about ellipses. *shakes fist* ;)

starlightstorm has been living with this story pretty much as long as we have. Thanks for being a sounding board, watching us improv scene ideas, listening to us read scenes out loud, and giving the story a final beta at the end of it all. Our house is not like other houses. And that's awesome.

cee_m is like a super fangirl. Seriously. When we emailed her maybe three days ago in a panic going, "No one has read this who hasn't heard all our ideas along the way. We need fresh eyes! HELP!" She dropped everything and came to our rescue. She is a rockstar.

Thanks also to our amazing mixers, monkey_pie and downtoourbones. There's more gushing on the fanmix post, but please, please, please check out these glorious mixes. Each one adds something unique to the story, as well as just being kickass mixes on their own merits.

Thanks you to the mods of the challenge for putting up with everybody's crap. Running a big bang is a whole lot of crap, even with a nice big payoff at the end. So thanks!

In conclusion, some of the Opinions on Music and Assorted Miscellany in this fic are listed straight from one or both of our brains. But not all of them by any means. The Spice Girls are indeed a seminal group of the 90s. Kate loves Michael Jackson and Kerrang. Stacy had a full on Wicked obsession back in aught three. And we both think Rolling Stone is too pretentious for its own good. But we disagree with Patrick on many issues (especially the boy band issue). We just really enjoy writing people talking about music, and we tried to keep their opinions in character.

Standard disclaimer, blah, blah, blah. We don't know any of the people whose names and likenesses are used in this fic, and we hope to god they never read this. Remember Mikey's advice, kids, and don't google yourself.

Bonus Materials: Big Bang Fanmixes
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The Empire Strikes Back (Volume II) by monkey_pieCollapse )

The Empire Strikes Back by downtoourbonesCollapse )

We are absolutely floored by all three of these amazing mixes. Thanks so much to monkey_pie and downtoourbones for all the effort and thought that so obviously went into them. It just wouldn't be an Empire Records AU without a mix to go with it, and we ended up with THREE. The "inspired by" soundtrack that monkey_pie made is beautiful and really captures the mood of the fic. Then she also took the time to put together an "In-Store Playlist" mix that includes a lot of the music mentioned. That mix never fails to make us laugh when it goes straight from the Bouncing Souls to Justin Bieber to the Stooges. downtoourbones' feels like Frank’s pov of the fic, or maybe Lindsey’s. It’s certainly captured the punk-ass rocker elements, anyway!

Don't forget to leave them some love!

Podfic: In My Blood Like Holy Wine (Gerard/Mikey/Frank, NC-17, by sneaky_sena)
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Title:In My Blood Like Holy Wine
Author: sneaky_sena
Reader: sophie_448
Pairings: Gerard/Mikey/Frank, Gerard/Mikey, Frank/Mikey
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: incest
Length: 1:25:10
Summary: It's the dirtiest thing he's ever done, being in love with his brother, wanting Mikey and watching and waiting, taking what little he can get.
Notes: Recorded for podficbigbang. Many thanks to eosrose for running the challenge, providing permanent download links, and being super awesome in general. Thanks also to sneaky_sena for permission to record her already blanket permissioned fic. Which is to say, I'm a big spaz, and she is super nice. Intro and outro music is "A Case of You," beautifully covered by Dawn Langstroth. Cover art by me.

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Ficlets (Pete/Mikey, Pete/Patrick, Brendon/Ryan, PG)
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Author: sophie_448
Rating: PG
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Pete/Mikey, Pete/Patrick, Brendon/Ryan
Word Count: 644
Warnings: Unbeta'd, Angst
Notes: Decided to try the iTunes shuffle method of writing as a little exercise. But then everything was depressing, so I only wrote three. Still, I kind of like them.

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Two Holiday Mixes (One if you're feeling merry, one if you're not)
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The holiday spirit is coming upon me! Late, as usual. So I decided to make up a holiday mix. I absolutely love original holiday music that isn't the same ten songs you hear everywhere as well as great covers of well-known songs. This mix makes me, personally, super happy. And I hope some of you guys like it as well. It's mostly cheerful with a good dose of introspection and a pretty high incidence of Baby Jesus.

1. X-Mess Detritus - Gerard Way
2. Melodies of Christmas - David Archuleta
3. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Glee Cast
4. Merry Little Christmas - The Academy Is ...
5. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Sixpence None the Richer
6. White Christmas - Panic! at the Disco
7. Coventry Carol - The SmashUp
8. Rudy - The Be Good Tanyas
9. Love Came Down at Christmas - Jars of Clay
10. Sing Mary Sing - Jennifer Knapp
11. Pat-A-Pan - David Archuleta
12. Christmas for Cowboys - Jars of Clay
13. Christmas Is Here - Number One Fan
14. Every Snowflake's Different (Just Like You) - My Chemical Romance
15. Auld Lang Syne - The Steve Carlson Band


So, at first I was going to just try to stick my favorite anti-holiday tracks in the same mix, but that wasn't really working. So this is like a bonus EP or something. This one is great for if you're ready to just strangle your family/co-workers/fellow shoppers with their tinsel already. Some of these songs really saw me through a couple of years when the holidays were really hard for me. I hope they do the same for you.

1. December Is for Cynics - The Matches
2. I Won't Be Home for Christmas - Blink 182
3. Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Fall Out Boy
4. Forget December - Something Corporate
5. All I Ever Get for Christmas Is Blue - Over the Rhine
6. Merry Christmas Kiss My Ass - All Time Low
7. Bittersweet Eve - Belasana


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Podfic: Keep Me Where the Light Is (Brendon/Spencer, R, by sneaky_sena)
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Title: Keep Me Where the Light Is
Author: sneaky_sena
Reader: sophie_448
Pairing: Brendon/Spencer
Rating: R
Warnings: mentions of a prior suicide attempt
Length: 31:46
Summary: picks up right where Someday I'll Fly, Someday I'll Soar leaves off, and you should read that first. Spencer's maybe starting to get his life back on track.
Notes: I couldn't really do Someday I'll Fly and not do this one too. Thanks so much to sneaky_sena for being so kind about my first attempt. Artwork by me, once again. Sun picture from here.

MP3 | M4B

Podfic: Someday I'll Fly, Someday I'll Soar (Brendon/Spencer pre-slash, PG-13, by sneaky_sena)
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Lately I've really gotten into podfic. I love listening to it, and there's just not enough, especially in bandom, which is what I'm mostly interested in listening to right now. So it occurred to me that maybe I should contribute to the effort. This story is the one that started me down the road of Panic! fandom, and it's still one of my favorites. Many thanks to sneaky_sena for her blanket permission policy as well as her thoughts on accents and podficcing that kind of shoved me into action on this. Hope you like it!

Title: Someday I'll Fly, Someday I'll Soar
Author: sneaky_sena
Reader: sophie_448
Pairing: Brendon/Spencer pre-slash
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: attempted suicide
Length: 20:30
Summary: Spencer's not worried about getting his life back on track, because at the moment that shit just sounds way too demanding. Instead, he'll just try to find a way to be content.
Notes: Cover art by me. The original bird image can be found here.

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Fic: A Dark Alley and a Bad Idea (Gerard/Ryan, Hard R)
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Title: A Dark Alley and a Bad Idea
Author: sophie_448
Rating: Hard R
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Vampire!Gerard/Ryan
Word Count: 619
Warnings: Vampires and themes generally associated with vampires, fairly graphic sexual content
Summary: Gerard can't save Ryan, but he can make him forget for a while.
Notes: Title shamelessly stolen from Fall Out Boy. So we've been playing fic from a hat at my house, and I pulled Gerard/Ryan, which is a fairly easy pairing to do, but instead of cute fanboy!Ryan, my brain decided on vampire fic. So ... that's what we've got.

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