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BANGTAN REACTION: To another member getting their little sister pregnant

Rap Monster: “you did what with (y/n)?”

He’d be jealous, He thought that your relationship with Suga would end in some months.

Jin: He’d deny the truth. “How could Namjoon take care of a baby? It’s impossible”

Suga: “Jungkook, (y/n). I’m not going to help take care of a baby”

But when the baby was born would be the biggest fanboy

J-Hope: “I’m going to be an uncle” *Crying and hug Jimin*

Jimin: “Kim Taehyung, I’ll kill you!”

V: “you mean you have mini-hopes inside you?”

V would be scared and blank, he never imagined that one day you could be pregnant.

Jungkook: “oppa… Jin and I are going to have a baby”

“a baby?”

“yeah”

“hyung… wae? why my sister?”

this sister thing, I really like that 

 ~ADM Cherry~

GIF credits to their original owners!

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Fanboy Jer post #4

Stone Temple Pilots / Pearl Jam / Nirvana

Stone Temple Pilots …so now we enter the grunge phase, like the rest of the world.  As much as i love my hair metal, it needed to die as a mass commodity.  People always blame Nirvana, I blame the hair bands themselves.  Anyway, sorry but the grunge years aren’t nearly as interesting.  The only thing I really remember about this is I wrote the letter addressed to Scott Weiland I think…and got a letter from the bass player.  I felt bad because you can see all the effort he put into it, including a signed 8x10.  He did answer my question as to why they thanked the Rollins Band on their album.  Either way, STP fandom was short lived….and i’m glad Robert DeLeo wrote back instead of Weiland, the king of phonies.

Pearl Jam … I am a massive Mother Love Bone fan.  So when news came out that Jeff & Stone’s new band were on the way, I was stoked.  I bought “Ten” the day it came out, a promo copy actually from the local record store.  while this stuff isn’t impressive, I included it to tell a story.  That may look like an 8x10 of Pearl Jam, but it was just a glossy flyer. Pearl Jam’s people sent me stacks and stacks of these to give out.  I took them to local record stores and left them with the free weeklies and posted them on corkboards.   I ended up befriending a guy at Phil’s Records named Charlie and giving him one of these flyers.  We talked about Pearl Jam and Mother Love Bone.  Soon I was bugging him for a job.  I hounded them until they finally hired me in February of 1993.  This lead to pretty much everything for me….friends, family, adventure, etc.  It carved the adult I would become.  It saved my life.   I think Pearl Jam would dig that.  (btw, Pearl Jam on the ‘Ten’ tour is still the greatest show I have ever seen and I still adore the band furiously.)

Nirvana …i had completely forgot about this one.  The entire letter is very Nirvana, including the fun merch order form.  Here is where I blew it though, as you can see…the bottom of the page has parts missing.  I had cut out Kurt, Chris, & Dave’s autographs and put them in a photo album I kept all that stuff in.  I guess the 8.5x11 paper didn’t fit.  Although, if it had been kept in tact, it wouldn’t be here…it’d have been sold on ebay.  Fun Nirvana story… the first time I heard them was in Phil’s Records (a different location than the one mentioned before).  I asked the guy at the counter what was playing, and he said “this is a band called Nirvana.  It comes out in a few weeks.”  It was “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and it grabbed me like it did the rest of the world.  That counter guy would soon become one of the most influential people in my lifetime….from music, to politics, to just learning how to navigate the world. 

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Fanboy Jer post #10 

A few months ago, I posted a collection of crude drawings of various hair metal guys I’d found on the web years ago.  I thought they were hysterical, yet innocently awesome at the same time.

Well, it’s my turn to show my ass now.  I drew these in ‘89 and '91 it looks like from the dates.  It drives me nuts the Skid Row logo is so sloppy, since I could still do that perfectly in my sleep.   I guess I spent excessive time on Bas’ hair and rushed to finish it…Haha.  

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Fanboy Jer post #6

New Bomb Turks / Chainsaw Kittens

The New Bomb Turks …remember the counter guy who told me about Nirvana? Well, after I started working at the record store, in one evening he turned me on to the Jesus Lizard, the Laughing Hyenas, and The New Bomb Turks.  Those three bands in ONE NIGHT.  It was like he jammed a stick of dynamite in my mouth.  Head Exploded.  The bizarre part of finding all this is I have no recollection of corresponding with Eric Davidson (the singer) at all.  Yet, here’s a pile of them.  Fun facts… I once saw the New Bomb Turks play on a bowling lane, at what seemed to be an abandoned Red Lobster in Dayton, Ohio.  To show how things come full circle, I once had a guy tell me “you sold me my first New Bomb Turks record. I owe you.”  Also, the subtitle of my tumblr is taken from this NBT song

Chainsaw Kittens …A “Florence Phil’s” band.  Meaning, one of the main bands we played constantly at the Florence, KY location of the record store I worked at (Phil’s Records).  We all loved “Flipped Out In Singapore.”  It’d put it in my top 10 albums of all-time easily.  The singer, Tyson Todd Meade, was this dainty little man with a southern drawl who could let out a face-clawing scream with the best of them.  Once I dove into the Kittens stuff, I found out Tyson was also a gay man.  As a WAAAAAAY in-the-closet 18 year old, it was rad to find another homo who like to rock instead of dance.   I’ve never talked about that to anyone, so you’re getting a scoop here tumblr pals.  He was/is a big inspiration.  The ‘Zen Kitty’ Newsletters you see in the photo always came with a nice little personalized note from Tyson at the end.  After the Kittens end, Tyson eventually ended up in Shanghai teaching English.  After many years away from the music world, he is currently working on an album with his Chinese students that was funded through a kickstarter campaign.  I’m stoked to hear it…it’s good to have him back in front of a microphone.  

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Fanboy Jer post #3

Armored Saint / John Bush 

Armored Saint  …here we begin my transition into heavier stuff.  I fell in massive love with Armored Saint’s “Symbol of Salvation” album.  Fired off a fan letter and John Bush wrote me back this letter, as well as throwing in a pin and sticker.  I love his words of encouragement at the end.   I still think “Sound of White Noise” and “Stomp 442” are the best Anthrax records.  I’m glad John is doing well with voiceover work now.  

Fanboy Jer post #11

God this is embarrassing to read, so you better enjoy the laugh.

Writing to the magazines all the time, one of my letters finally got published in RIP Magazine.  RIP was far and away THEE cool magazine….they covered all facets of the hard rock world, not just the hair metal.

I must confess, the “Metal Edge” line was absolutely calculated to attempt to get printed.  It worked, so don’t judge me!  Metal Edge definitely had a ‘Teen Beat’ slant to the way Gerri Miller ran it. Truth be told, I had a subscription to both magazines and Metal Edge was my hair metal bible.  I actually had a letter or two published in that magazine as well.

All those magazines back in the day were so vital.  From news to networking.  None of them aged gracefully though, and the last few years of print hard rock mags were dismal.  But I’m not here to talk about that, I’m here to celebrate the “Ask Del James” and “Rock On The Rise” eras.

Those magazines meant a lot and gave me some of the best times of my life.  I still have friends to this day that I made because of penpalling through the fan directories.

Fanboy Jer post #7

Among the stack of fanboy mail, I found this.  A list of bands I’d seen live.

I’m guessing the year is about ‘93 or '94 based on the final entries.  Some of these I have no memory of seeing (Damn The Machine, Stick, Don Caballero, etc).  I know there was a list prior to this that was on notebook paper…I wish I had that too.  The numbers in parenthesis would be how many times I’d seen them to that point.   It’s funny I put (100) next to the Laughing Hyenas.  It sure seemed like they played Sudsy Malones about every 3 weeks for a few years.  

I wish I’d kept this log running…it would be silly, thousands long. If I had to guess, the bands I’ve seen the most in my lifetime would be Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, High On Fire, the Riverboat Gamblers, and Warrant. I think that list is a pretty good reflection of who I am…haha.

(where the hell did I get Candlebox stationary?)

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Fanboy Jer post #5

Rollins Band / Fugazi

Rollins Band … good god, I have no idea where to start with this one.  I discovered Henry Rollins in 1992.  Yeah, I went backwards, fuck your cool points right there.  I went Rollins Band THEN Black Flag.  "End of Silence" was a life-changing record.  Not necessarily for the music, but more for Rollins ethos.  He became my life coach.  I attacked all his books, back catalog, spoken word etc.  I was one of the editors of my high school paper and it seemed like every issue had some Rollins-based review by me…which I’d send to him.  Henry always wrote me back and thanked me for the kind words.  I still follow anything and everything he does.  The man has never let me down. Never. 

Fugazi … with the new found Rollins fandom, came the eventual checking out of Fugazi.   Do you even realize how much this stuff was messing with my head? I was used to bands that had lasers and power ballads and wanted to fuck all the chicks.  Suddenly, I’m immersed in the Henry Rollins/Ian MacKaye mindset?   Much like Henry, the Fugazi dudes always wrote back and were more than kind.  I was only able to see them live once, but it was glorious as Ian scolded crowdsurfers for kicking people in the head.  Finally I’d found the smart guys.  Little Jeremiah was growing up. KYEO is my jam.

Fanboy Jer Archives: The Backstory

As my boyfriend will tell you, my personality leads me to live in extremes.  "All or None" is how he puts it.   When I am into something, I’m obsessive and basically an idiot.  But sometimes that idiocy is a blast.

I’m about to blow up your timelines with a very small glimpse into my teenage years.  All that mattered to me was music and pro wrestling (we’ll get into that later). While the kids in high school were going to dances, football games, parties and proms…. I was scouring RIP!, Metal Edge, writing fan letters to Kik Tracee, and trying to go see any band with leather pants and X’s in their name at a club I could get into being under 21.  I was writing Japanese pen pals, trading 12th generation Vain demos, and putting up flyers at the local record store for whatever band would send them to me.  This was all pre-internet kids, I had to work and hustle for every scrap of info, autogrpahed 8x10, and unreleased track.

As you can see from what I post…not much has changed, yet everything has changed.  I take great pride in all of it.  I’m still a big dumb metal kid at 38.

Over all that letter writing and hotline calling, I’ve made incredible lifelong friends and been on countless adventures.   For fuck’s sake… in 1991 I was calling the Tuff hotline and telling them how ‘bad ass’ i thought their record was.  Cut to a few years ago, and I’m calling Stevie Rachelle (Tuff’s singer) as I drive around LA trying to find a hotel, and he drives over to meet up and gimme the scoop on cheap digs.  That guy is one of the best human beings I know to this day.  There are plenty of stories like that…all because I wrote some fan letters or called a hotline while laying in bed Sunday night, dreading school.

So let’s dive in to the fanboy archives.  This is just a small fraction of what I had.  The only reason I even have most of this is because my brother found it stashed in my parents house. (Thanks Brady!) I really wish I’d saved everything now, because all of this makes me smile huge.

Enjoy

-jer

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