ext_69957 ([identity profile] dwg.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] fbandom2008-10-04 08:35 pm
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Hey, howdy there!

Welcome to [livejournal.com profile] fbandom! What the hell is this, I hear you ask?

What is fbandom?

In the simplest terms: it’s bandom for fake/fictional bands. The term cropped up in a comment thread and then proceeded to eat everyone’s brains because the idea of fake bandom is just too much fun to pass up.

How can I get a fake band?

You take the meme!

1. Go to random article on Wikipedia. This will be the name of your band.

2. Go to random quotations. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your album.

3. Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

4. Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days". Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

5. Use Photoshop or something similar to mix it all up. Post.
EXAMPLE ONLY



HODEJOV
A Plumber on Weekends

1. Smyril Line
2. Krishna Chudasama
3. Castle Marguerite
4. Mararit
5. Lilac Kingfisher
6. Netter Digital
7. Anyue County
8. Frank Morton (chemical engineer mix)
9. Leaving Rivendell
10. ADIDAS Skateboarding
11. Trigoniacea
12. Zwolle
13. Nobby Stiles
14. Split-C
15. Kovno Kollel

If you don't have photoshop, I do recommend Serif PhotoPlus (free download) or Phixr.

Cheating -- Shhh, cheating is allowed!

Sometimes Wikipedia will spit at you something scientific that's far too long to name a band. You can either abbreviate it, or search again. I’m fond of making certain tracks into remixes ie, Frank Morton (chemical engineer mix)

If you wind up with the name of a real band for your band name...search again. On the other hand, if you get an album or song name, that's fine for your band (ie Le Masquerade Infernele). Likewise, don't use real songs for your track listings. It’s courtesy toward the people who create music in reality.

And I won't tell anyone that you went searching through Flickr for a better album cover. Your secret is safe with me. Honest.

IMPORTANT NOTE – if all you're doing is the meme, don't post it here. That’s what your own journal is for. If you want to take the meme a few times to give your band a discography, go for it…just…don’t post it here. This community is more as an extension for the fake fandom for your fake band.

What can I do with my fake band?

Pretty much anything that real bandom does -- crossovers, slash, het, crack, interviews, amusing anecdotes, AUs, tour posters, icons, primers, concert reports, wank, whatever. You want your band to go on tour with My Chemical Romance? Do it. Have a vendetta against the Rolling Stones? Guitar war! Your band is stuck in the middle of the apocalypse? Hey, there could be dinosaurs.

You're only limited by your imagination.

But if in doubt, shoot me an email – deathovanangel @ yahoo.com.au, or leave a comment on my lj ([livejournal.com profile] dwg) and we’ll sort something out.

General Rules

Please take these to heart.

  • Respect others and their fake bands. This is original fiction, so some concrit won’t go astray, but there’s a difference between helpful suggestions and bitching.


  • Because of the original aspect, fic posts should be f-locked.


  • Try to type coherently, as l33t and lolspeek will be mocked in a mean way.


  • LJ cuts are your friend. Large/many graphics and long fic should be posted behind one of these. If you’re unsure as to what they are, click here.


  • Warnings/ratings on fic are advisable! A simple header like this is a MUST:
    Title:
    Word count:
    Summary:
    Author's note:
    Warnings:


  • If you're crossing over your fake band with someone else's fake band, please seek permission to use their band as all this does fall under the realm of "original fiction".


  • And rock on, my friends. Rock right the hell on. \m/
Since I'm mod, that probably makes me the roadie for this strange internet tour. If you want to know anything, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment/pm/email. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

I honestly don't care if only two people post in here, because dear god the fake crack is too good to pass up.

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