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Essentialy you take four guys who really, really want to be in a band. They slam out the same four chords really loud, really fast, and really distorted to hide the fact that their instruments are crap and they can't play them worth a damn anyway. The vocals are all shouted instead of sung because the singer doesn't know how to sing and the lyrics are about what we hate in society because we're not poets and can't think of something better.

But the drummer jumps ship. But it doesn't matter. We're all friends and we have a good time practicing, even if half the time practice consists of performing spinning kicks in a stairwell while holding instruments to see how good it'll look. And when that ends and you're locked outside it doesn't matter because you're laughing and already planning the next song you'll almost never record.

Start using a drum machine because apparently the last drummer was one in 7 billion and there isn't another to replace them. But it doesn't matter, we're not really serious about this anyway. We get better with the instruments, in fact we're pretty good and the singer can sing and we have a gig planned, things are looking up.

Then the bass guitarist jumps ship. More literally than the drummer.

So we're left with half a band and an ambiguous black notebook full of songs that don't seem to matter anymore. We're done with this, it won't be the same anymore. But there's one more song that has to be written. The last song, it's the end of the line so why not play punk rock? So we loaded up on guns, brought our friends took a black pen and wrote the last song.

"Drummer is just another word for target"

And we laugh over that title and our friends laugh too. It's a good title. And just like that the chords are strumming again. The last song has become the first. There may only be half a band but that doesn't matter. The music is still music, and even if the guitarist has to record the bass and the singer has to program the drums its still the same sound, it's still the same band even two members short of a party.

We're playing again in the basement and talking about making it even though we know we never will again. We're back to what we always were:

Punks without a message.

Rebels without something to rebel against

Menaces to a society that could care less.

But nonetheless, the band is playing. All's right with the world.


Cadence of the Fading

This is the band I got myself mixed up in. The band that somehow ended up on the opposite end of my documentary. I met them on the street after a Rise Against concert... you know the big one they just had down at the ACC? It's not important how I met them. I just started hanging out with them a bit while they tried to record.

Right away one of the first things that happened was the lead singer, John Guilt, had it out with the lead guitarist, Billy Slaughter, over some small detail. That's when I decided to stay. I could be romantic and say I didn't know why I decided to stay but that would be a lie.

I knew exactly why I stayed, this was the type of band where a crisis happened every twenty minutes. Where everyone was an emotional trainwreck waiting to happen. The old bass guitarist was dead, the new bass guitarist always felt like the replacement for a dead man, the lead singer and guitarist fought over everything, and the drummer chain smoked like her life depended on. This was the makings for a perfect documentary. This was my shot

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Crimson Depths I: Paragon by JustAFerret reviews
A biotic quarian is raised in a human colony and joins the Alliance military. His seemingly simple tour of duty leads to the first steps in discovering a galaxy-wide conquest of control by a shadowy organization. OC/Kasumi romance.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 28 - Words: 168,579 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 3/2 - Published: 5/19/2012 - Kasumi G.
Dragonrend by Myrielle reviews
Because there was a deeper, darker version of Dragonrend… Now Alduin must learn to live again, not as a devourer of worlds, but as a man.
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Anna Stormcloak by jen12040 reviews
Ulfric lead a powerful rebellion, but it was bound to end. The Imperial's and the Dragonborn killed him... but unknowingly to all, Ulfric Stormcloak had a young daughter. How will this affect the history of Skyrim? Not even Talos may know
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Mass Effect: Interregnum by The Naked Pen reviews
The Battle of the Citadel has been won. Saren Arterius is dead. Commander Shepard is dead. Garrus Vakarian isn't. Alone on Omega among slavers, murderers, mercenaries, insane warlords and the worst of the galaxy's criminals, he does the only thing he can: declares war. The Archangel legend is born, but angels can fall. Nothing's ever easy...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Crime - Chapters: 55 - Words: 303,425 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 273 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Complete
Honor Among Thieves: The Unwilling Nightingale by MadameHyde reviews
Tiberia Morwyn has been cracking skulls for the Stormcloaks ever since she took care of Alduin, but her latest assignment, infiltrating the Thieves Guild, leaves her wondering what, exactly, she stands for, and who, exactly, she stands with. When her past catches up to her present, it's all she can do to hunker down before the firestorm.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 97 - Words: 283,198 - Reviews: 1103 - Favs: 304 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Brynjolf, Vilkas, Ronthil - Complete
I can still do this by significationary reviews
What if Peeta fell while they ran to the Cornucopia? Katniss has to figure out how to live without her better half, and discovers nobody's who she thought they were - including herself. Cato/Katniss friendship, eventual Kato love
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 29 - Words: 180,510 - Reviews: 972 - Favs: 583 - Follows: 466 - Updated: 8/22/2012 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Katniss E., Cato - Complete
Once More, With Feeling by Eternity's Angel of Mercy reviews
(Part 2 of The Bucket List series) Garrus had everything he'd held close torn away when the Normandy was destroyed... or so he thought. But can you just pick up where you left off after two years? A lot has changed - Garrus included. .ME1/2 spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 47,309 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 5/10/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Jagged Crown by the-lovecat reviews
Ulfric Stormcloak has succeeded in taking Skyrim from the Empire, and now holds Elisif the Fair prisoner in her own palace. With the Thalmor now wanting Elisif's life, can the two put aside their differences and fight back? Elisif/Ulfric
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,360 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 1/13/2012 - Published: 12/10/2011