It doesn’t matter how it happens or how it plays out all I need is for five very similar-looking people to gather in one place with authentic cosplay outfits, then reenact parts of the series with extra musical numbers and actual makeouts
It’s Roman’s idea (of course). He gets the idea junior year of college and knows his friends Virgil, Patton, and Logan all like music too so he asks them to join
Virgil and Logan are hesitant, but Patton is super on board. Puppy eyes from Roman and Patton convince them
Roman is the only one who actually knows how to play an instrument (guitar), but he wants to be the lead singer so he helps teach Logan guitar. Patton learns the drums from his cousin (who also lets them practice in their garage) and Virgil self-teaches himself how to play bass
They’re pretty bad at first and they start out super small, just doing cover songs for fun. It’s actually super fun and they all look forward to it on days they practice
They end up writing some of their own songs later, headed by Roman and assisted by Logan after some convincing from Patton (it’s like poetry, but set to music!)
Patton walks in one day to see Virgil threatening his cousin. Apparently they secretly filmed one of their practices and put it on Facebook. All their families seemed to really enjoy their music, so Virgil lets it slide
He doesn’t let it slide as easily when he finds Roman setting up a video camera at their next practice. Roman decided they should start uploading their music to YouTube. Virgil doesn’t like it, but the others think it’s a good idea so Virgil hesitantly agrees
“We need a name for sure, now” Roman informs them. They’re all going for a walk and talking about the band. “What about-” Logan starts before Patton screams “LAMP!” and shoves Virgil out of the way as someone throws a lamp out of their window. They walk faster, Roman wheezing with laughter, Logan looking over Virgil for any damage, and Patton grinning sheepishly
They take that as destiny and name their band LAMP (in all caps)
They occasionally play at fundraisers and bars around their town, now that Virgil’s comfortable enough with others hearing him play. Everyone loves them.
Their audience, surprisingly, grows quite rapidly. Roman starts out as just the lead singer, but ends up doing some guitar too when Patton asks if he can sing with Roman for one song
After that, songs would vary between just Roman singing, Roman and Patton singing, and very rarely Virgil would shyly join in
Roman sets up a joint twitter for them once they hit 2,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel
“What’re your names, by the way?”, one of their very first fans asks on twitter. Virgil replies “Well, I’m just a big ball of Anxiety” -bassist
The fans start calling Virgil Anxiety. Roman decides this is a great idea and makes them all have codenames. Logan thinks it’s illogical? Boom, you’re Logic now. Patton makes a lot of group decisions based on what he thinks would be best for them? Boom, Morality. Roman does all the effects and most of the songwriting? Creativity bAby.
In their first video QnA Virgil snorts and jokingly calls Roman Princey after he starts listing all his favorite disney movies. The fans start calling him Princey after that instead of Creativity, though he doesn’t mind much
In the QnA they’re asked if they like anyone. Patton turns bright red and babbles, something about ‘they might feel the same…’. Virgil hunches down and grumbles “of course not”, despite his expression saying otherwise. Roman admits he’s always crushing on someone. Logan says nothing, expression blank
Eventually, during the summer after they all graduated college, they somehow get a record deal and weLP now their music is on the radio? Virgil totally doesn’t scream the first time he turns on the radio and hears his own voice
They end up deciding to move in together. They make more money than they expected off their music. Along with that, their YouTube channel had over 2 million subscribers now. They move into a pretty big house and that’s when Princey starts vlogging.
When he first starts it’s pretty bad, just like the band. Virgil and Logan feel like their privacy is being invaded, so they hide in their rooms, and Patton just waves excitedly whenever he sees the camera
Eventually Logan stops hiding in his room all day, and even later Virgil does too. Logan starts talking in the vlogs, Virgil mostly grunts and hides in his hoodie.
“Why doesn’t Logic ever sing?” they’re asking in one of their now bi-monthly QnAs. Logan looks away from the camera for the first time ever in a QnA and says “I do not like to sing.” Which is a complete lie. Patton sometimes will hear Logan singing in the shower. Recently he had been humming something Patton had never heard before, but it was beautiful. He would sometimes sit against the bathroom door and listen. Sometimes, Roman and Virgil would join him
Roman and Patton do a baking vlog one time. It’s a mess, but they don’t mind. They’re laughing and singing and every comment is saying stuff like ‘2 pure’ and ‘highkey ship them’
Patton knew he’d had a crush on Logan for a while, but after reading those comments starts to realize he likes Roman too??? And Virgil had always been his best friend and oh god could he like all of them??? Was that a thing he could do???
Roman has a similar crisis across the house as he screams into a pillow. Virgil walks in and awkwardly rubs his back in an attempt to comfort him, despite not knowing what was wrong. It was kind of nice. Virgil liked Roman a lot. He liked all of his friends a lot…Whoops time for him to go, he was turning bright red at the realization
The three of them are all dancing around each other after that. Not in videos obviously, but when Roman isn’t filming sometimes the silence gets tense. Roman starts to film more just to fill it.
They all like hanging out in town, but they’re starting to get recognized more. They can’t risk using their names when ordering coffee anymore (Logan still thinks this whole thing is stupid)
They go on their first tour and BOY ARE THEY TERRIFIED. It’s super weird having fans come to see them perform on stage. Patton keeps checking on Virgil to keep himself busy, Roman frantically types out possible lyrics for new songs, Logan tells Roman they don’t need to write songs right now that’s not a tour was for.
They almost cancel when Virgil has a panic attack right before their first show, but they soothe him enough and he assures them he wants to go on. They do, it goes fantastically.
During their tour, after their ‘last song’, Roman suddenly talks into the mic, saying they have one more song. Logan is confused and steps back as his friends play him happy birthday, and then an original song about him and…uh oh, feelings.
Logan almost cries as Patton gets up from where he’s sitting behind his drums and opens his arms. He launches himself into the hug and poor Patton, who’s mic is still on, says “Alright then, Logan?”
Roman is furious that their cover is blown, Patton is sheepish and just shrugs pathetically, Virgil tries to defend him, and Logan doesn’t give a shit
Roman ends up revealing his name next at a concert. Probably through some hilarious shenanigans
At another concert, they’re all signing autographs after the fact and a little girl tugs his pant leg and whispers. “Could I be as cool as you one day Mr. Morality, sir?” Patton smiles and ruffles her hair. “Of course you can kiddo! And call me Patton.”
Virgil’s name still hadn’t been revealed. A lot about him was a mystery to the fans. They loved it, and Virgil was slightly afraid that if they found out his name they wouldn’t have any reason to like him anymore.
Eventually, Virgil posts a solo vlog about his experiences with Anxiety for their channel and tell them his name. The video goes viral pretty much overnight.
After their tour, everything feels calm again. They’re all at home and not running around like crazy every morning. They need to work on their new album, but Roman’s got creative block, so they’re not really doing much.
All this pesky nothingness is bringing feelings up again. Roman gets back into vlogging daily, as he couldn’t do as much filming while on tour. Virgil is a lot more open after his personal vlog and talks more when Roman films
One day, Roman, Patton, and Virgil wake up and check Twitter to see a bunch of people @ing them both on their joint account and their personal accounts
Apparently Logan had uploaded a video the night before and deleted it, but it had been too late. People had downloaded it and were sending it to everyone
In it Logan sang. He sang a love song, one he’d written. Patton recognized it as the song Logan had been humming in the shower for months now.
Fans start theorizing about who Logan meant in the song. Ship wars break out, it’s madness.
The vlogging goes dead for about a week before they’re back on. All four seem a lot more cheerful than usual. Apparently something happened that helped Roman out of his creative block and their new album would be out soon
When it came out, listeners were shocked to find that they were all love songs???? With duets from Roman and Patton, ones where all four (yes, even Logan) sang, and solos from every single one of them
Audiences were split on what this could possibly mean. Were they singing to each other? If so, who was together with who?
They end up going on tour again before their fans are given answers. It’s Roman’s birthday and they all sing an original song again before Patton walks up to him, smiling softly. “Thanks to you…we get to have all this. Thank you” and he kisses him
Fans are screaming in joy and shock…then Virgil walks over and kisses Roman too, and Logan does as well. Everyone is confused
Roman faces the audience and screams “THAT’S RIGHT! WE’RE ALL DATING EACH OTHER!” then grabs Virgil and Logan (who’re the closest) and slings them over his shoulders before dashing off stage. Patton laughs and runs after him
It’s big news. They’re the first really popular band that happens to be in a poly relationship. The interviews are a little awkward, but they’re all too in love to care
They still do some other songs, but now most of their music are love songs dedicated to each other. Fans tend to love the ones where they all sing together the most. Their voices all fit together perfectly, just like the members themselves.
tl;dr: They boys start a band and start dating so they sing cute love songs with each other about each other and it’s good and wholesome
We all know LAMP/ CALM/ Polysanders/ Whatever we’re calling it here is a wonderful ship. It’s pure love and cuddle piles. But I was thinking, that polyamorous relations usually don’t work like that, right? It’s not always just a group in love. It’s often more like a tangled web of couples overlapping. Here’s a handy thing I got from google:
Right, so LAMP is the one in the bottom right, but it doesn’t have to be. What I’m saying, is I want to see some of this
Or even this!
Honestly, there are so many combinations. And they can all be healthy! I haven’t seen anything like it, and I think that should change. It’s interesting!