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usuk writing 10/25

back with an original ! thanks for all your prompts, guys! i’ll definitely be taking more soon!

“No, fuck, stop,” Alfred cursed, letting his left arm fall. “It’s wrong, it doesn’t sound good.”

“It sounds fine,” Arthur frowned.

“No, it doesn’t. Ugh, fuck this!” Alfred groaned, leaning back against his chair. “I want a break. Let’s take a break.”

Arthur furrowed his brows. “We just took one, you idiot.”

“Well, I need another one!” Alfred snapped. He tipped his head back. 

Arthur rolled his eyes, turning to the side a bit so to direct his attention away from his annoying duet partner. He tilted his head downwards, absently picking the strings of his guitar. 

He wondered why he had agreed to this in the first place.

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Here you go!! 130 AUs for all you fanfic writers. Go nuts, show nuts, do whatever.

These are NOT mine. I repeat: These are not mine. They have been carefully compiled from multiple posts from all around Tumblr.


1. Accidentally fell asleep on each other on the train au
2. Always in front of me in line for the coffee shop with a ridiculous order that takes forever to make au
3. “I moved into the appartment next door and it’s 100% haunted please let me crash here for the night” au
4. “I may or may not have robbed a bank just now and please help me get away i’ll repay you in sexual favours and also cash” au
5. Neighbour who’s way too enthuisiastic about LOTR soundtracks au
6. That one asshole costumer that always comes in 5 minutes before the store is about to close au
7. “I don’t know you but you were at that party last night and long story short I now have your name tatooed on my ass” au
8. “Could you please move your bed a little further from the wall I’m trying to work” au
9. “My friends dared me to go on this rollercoaster but now that we’re at the top it looks way too scary and hellO hot person sitting next to me (careful i might puke)” au
10. “I was trying to take a sneeky picture of you because i told my friend about the hot guy on the train and she wanted to see but you totally noticed and yeah this is awkward” au
11. “That is a hideous shirt you should totally just take it off” au
12. “That asshole stole my song at karaoke night” au
13. Met on the fireescape outside the appartment for smokes au
14. Ice hockey rival teams au
15. Hot lifeguard au
16. ‘we both got kicked out of our rooms because our roommates are having sex so now we’re standing in the hallway avoiding each other’ AU
17. 'I heard you singing backstreet boys at 3am and decided to sing along oops’ AU
18. ’ holy shit i’m in the wrong car’ AU
19. 'My pet really hates your pet’ AU
20. ’ Customer that knows wayyyy more than the brand new employee please help me out’ AU
21. 'I was walking by the roller coasters and SOMEONE’S SHOE FLEW OFF AND HIT ME IN THE HEAD” AU
22. 'dude i know we don’t know each other but my swim trunks came off when i jumped in the water can you grab them for me’ AU
23. ”it’s 2am and i’m drunk and i need some goddamn french fries right now so open your fucking door’ AU
25. 'got mistaken for a celebrity by the celebrity’s biggest fan’ AU
26. 'this person just fell asleep on me in the subway but they’re cute so whatever’ AU
27. 'sorry i set the fire alarm in our building off again for the forty-eighth time i was trying to cook’ AU
28. 'so YOU’RE the douchebag who keeps mowing their lawn while i’m trying to sleep’ AU
29. 'I know nothing about camping will you help me i think i heard a bear’ au
31. 'we’re literally the only two kids who ride this school bus maybe we should carpool or make out or something’ AU
32. 'I hired you off craigslist to be my date for a wedding’ AU
33. ’I’m a werewolf but I’m embarrassed to tell you because my wolf form is more like a chihuahua’ AU
34. you’re the drummer for my brothers band and i find you really hot AU
35. lost in a random small town and you show me around AU
36. accidentally broke into your apartment because i was drunk AU
37. i found your dog wondering the streets so i decided to come and return him AU
38. i audition to model in your music video and we end up hitting it off AU
39. we get seated next to each other on a delayed flight AU
40. co-stars whose characters date each other on the show AU
41. you’re a hot surfer and i’m an awkward person working at an ice cream stand on the beach AU
42. accidentally found and read your diary AU
43. i didn’t know you were my teacher AU
44. woke up with amnesia AU
45. you’re a jock and i’m into theater AU
46. secretly have to date so our parents don’t find out AU
47. fame has gotten to your head so you were sent off to live with country relatives AU
48. pretending to date you because someone was obnoxiously hitting on you AU
49. i’m in a lame band and you’re the towns bad boy/girl AU
50. we fucked once and somehow keep bumping into each other AU
51. has to share a cab because there’s a thunderstorm ahead (and then gets stuck in ridiculous NY/LA traffic) AU
52. you’re a ghost and i’m a human and somehow we fall in love with each other AU
53. we went on a long road trip and got into a car crash and we’re the only two who survived AU
54. we go to the same coffee shop every evening to do homework but we never speak to each other until today AU
55. end up getting married in vegas although we’re total strangers AU
56. you apply to be my roommate AU
57. we met in the summer and now i go to your school but you act like a typical jerk AU
58. i’m visiting your country for vacation and you show me around AU
59. detention on a saturday afternoon AU
60. nothing but a fragment of ones imagination AU (as in a coma & they imagine each other being real)
61. we rob places together as a couple and get away with it AU
62. all boys/girls boarding school AU
63. best friends when we were young and then you moved and now we meet again at college AU
64. arranged marriage AU
65. we met at a really strict summer camp and ended up breaking all the rules together one by one AU
66. asylum AU
67. war AU
68. we both have cancer and go to the same support group AU
69. we decide to play a game of chicken together which leads to one thing or another AU
70. we’re both in conservative relationships so we decide to sneak off and be each others friends with benefits AU
71. we’re best friends and we take each others virginity’s AU
72. we dated when we were younger and now we’re step siblings AU
73. our friends put us on a blind date AU
74. i’m only your friend because we smoke weed and get high together AU
75. “we wore matching halloween costumes to this party” au
76. “we’re the only ones who didn’t get the email about class being canceled” au
77. “tried to get the candy bar that didn’t drop out of the vending machine and now my hand is stuck can u help me out” au
78. “we’re the only ones on campus who didn’t go home for christmas” au
79. “we both got in separate bar fights downtown and now we’re waiting in the ER comparing stories” au
80. “accidentally fell in your lap while standing on this crowded bus” au
81. “can u help me sneak my cat into my dorm” au
82. “accidentally got assigned the same library study room so I guess we’ll have to share for the semester” au
83. “It’s raining and u forgot your umbrella so come over and stand under mine while we wait for the bus” au
84. “I rented the apartment above your flower shop and in the last two months you’ve gotten a new flower I’m allergic to so I keep buying bouquets until I can figure out which kind it is” au
85.  I’m really passionate about this cause and I will give you this flier if I have to shove it down your throat
86.  vicious battle over the only left handed desk in the room
87.  my roommate’s boyfriend is staying over so can I please sleep on your floor
88. it’s pouring and my final paper is in my backpack so I guess we’re stuck under this tiny awning together. do you think they’d deliver pizza here
89.  hey I have to photograph someone for class will you be my model
90. hey I have to take someone’s blood pressure for class will you be my victim
91.  I know I keep coming to the cookie shop and for some reason it’s always your shift but don’t you dare judge me I need these for my sanity
92. all our friends are drunk and someone needs to give them a ride
93. it’s 3 am and I’m still in the library studying for finals and I’m losing my grip on reality and I think I just saw a ghost
94. we’re the only two people in this club. what is this club even for
95. humans vs zombies
96. we’re the only people who ever talk in discussions it’s awful
98. Both of us turned ap at the wrong room for this lecture but don’t know where it’s meant to be
99. Waiting outside for pizza to be delivered and both of ours are super late
100. You keep parking in the space outside my student house you asshole
101. we live in halls opposite to each other and I keep seeing you change clothes
102. You’re theonly other person in the room when I break the printer and I’m panicking
103. Neither of us bought the expensive textbook but there is only one copy in the library and it can’t leave the building
104. This awesome professor only has one TA slot and we’re rivals
105. I found your USB drive still in the computer
106. I thought I was the only one who liked the waffle station in the cafeteria
107. You keep reserving the good study room in the corner of the library with the windows
108. We’re studying in the library and there are two people very obviously fucking in the stacks and we keep sharing embarrassed glances
109. We’re both donating blood in the blood donation van in the quad to get out of the same class
110. You decked me in the head while you were playing frisbee golf
111. Wait, I actually have a competent lab partner?
112. You’re baking cookies in the communal kitchen at 3am and I’m angry but also really hungry
113. What are you doing at this table at the career fair
114. Waiting for office hours
115. I’ve been sitting in this seat all semester why did you decide to sit in it today
116. Clearly we’re both really uncomfortable at this party
117. You peed on my car. You were drunk. I was in the car. There will be hell to pay.We started racing up the three flights of stairs to class for some reason and we can’t stop
118. my friend dragged me to this party and I just saw my ex quick make out with me
119. we’re always at the fitness center at the same time and end up competing on the treadmill
120. Sorry my roommate puked on your shoes
121. Can I borrow a dryer sheet? I ran out and the ones in the vending machine give me a rash
122. Your school mailbox is right next to mine
123. I saw you sneaking captain crunch and cutlery out of the dining hall
124. My roommate borrowed your contraband hotpot and managed to set it on fire
125. You keep using my preferred shower stall in the floor bathrooms when I’m trying to get ready for class
126. My computer crashed and you’re the student worker at the IT center
127. we’re both on althetic teams that aren’t as cool as the football team and they give us shit
128. You’re part of the guerrilla theater club on campus and crashed my class for a performance
129. What do you mean we’re under a tornado warning?
130. We alternate seats every day and keep putting cute messages on the desk for the other to read.

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Here’s Fall Out Boy’s Induction speech for Green Day:

Patrick Stump: So let me ask everybody a question — what is punk rock? Now that should seem like a simple enough question to answer, but kids and critics argue with fervor and furious devotion, religious sects and political parties…Star Wars fans…so, I guarantee you that someone, somewhere will be very pissed off when I say this, but what’s more punk rock than pissing people off? What I’m saying is that one of my all time favorite punk bands is Green Day.
So, I remember the first time I heard Green Day. Give you a little background…I was a little bit of a music snob when I was a kid. My dad was a Chicago folk singer and he was very psyched to see all the punk bands of the day. And he played a lot of fusion jazz when I was younger, so you can imagine I was pretty upset with my friends who were punk fans. So one day some friends got me to sneak out of class, and mostly we just went home and listened to this cassette tape that one of them had…it was Dookie. So the thing that struck me right off the bat was how musical it was. It was all the things that you’d expect from punk rock, it was angry, it was loud, it was fast, but there were these subtle overtones of awareness of music theory and music history that was wise beyond its years. Now, other kids had Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana and all those things later. 1994, none of that was good. This, this one I was like, “this is mine.”
After that, I was all over it. I tried to dress like them, I tried to play my dad’s music real low like Billie Joe did. I followed every interview, I watched every TV performance…and the more immersed into the world I got, the more I thought that this band was one of the greatest. You have to think to yourself, “Wow, how’d they get all these guys in one band together?” Now, the thing that kills me is sometimes you have that point in your life where you think, “Yeah, they should maybe be in the fall of fame but ah…maybe not everyone’s pulling their weight.” Maybe you see one guy and, “Ah, he’s cool but…maybe he just the maybe he just drove the van.” But with Green Day, every player, every sound that came out of these three guys was as important to the entire thing, including the one guy.
Billie Joe’s singing and strong, sarcastic lyrics that totally…those bright, open chord structures…the way he played guitar. Mike Dirnt! And those bass lines…up there with the lights of James Jamerson and Jaco Pastorius, identified the bass players in the history of his playing. Tré Cool…your drummer is Tré fucking Cool. That is the coolest thing ever. And there’s not a drummer under the age of 30 who didn’t spend their entire summer trying to learn…to play that rabid fire build at the beginning of “Basket Case” just like Tré. And guess what? No one can. The passion, he makes it look easy. It’s incredible.
Pete Wentz: Now, no one else can do anything the way Green Day does. I have this distinct memory of Billie Joe. He was interviewing at MTV somewhere around the album Nimrod, where he said something along the lines of, “I don’t want to be making punk rock the rest of my life.” Sorry man, you still are.
When you followed up Dookie with a single about methamphetamine, and another in two movements, that was pretty punk rock.
When conventional wisdom demanded another fast rock punk song and instead you put down a stripped down ballad single that became the go-to prom song for a decade, that was pretty punk rock.
When you put out three companion albums in a year — in an era of digital singles — that was pretty punk rock.
When you put out an acoustic folk album at a time when you were fooled by obviously Green Day-inspired pop-punk, that was pretty punk rock.
When in an era of basically no socially conscious discourse in pop music, you put out a scathingly political rock opera and somehow managed to make that career-redefining, that was insanely fucking punk rock. Not to mention you’re alleged involvement in side projects like the Network and Foxboro Hot Tubs.
Everything you guys do is punk rock in the sense that you’ve gone for the easy route…the obvious route, the safe route. You’ve never repeated yourselves, you’ve never done anything to please suites. Suites aren’t really pleased by changed, but a brief band plays a set of their hits, there should be a lot of change. Like Queen, the Who or the Clash, the best bands go to defy and define the labels they get savvy with…the best bands are legend on record and onstage.
Now I have to say, the impact that Green Day has had on pop culture…when we walk through an airport, about 80 percent of the time when someone takes a picture with us, we hear them walk off like, “Holy shit, I just got a picture with fucking Green Day!” That’s totally true. Now Fall Out Boy has never for Green Day, and honestly part of us kind of likes it that way. Because Green Day is honestly one of the best live bands on the planet right now. If you’ve ever opened for them, they put on a show that’s so epic and engaging, that the audience forgets about you by the way they’re halfway through the first chorus. If you’ve ever played after them…sorry.
This is a band that’s so in tune with their audience that let a random kid onstage and play in the band, in arenas literally filled who probably daydreamed every kid has playing onstage with their favorite band. That’s not image consultants, cleaver A&R, or media trainee, but by cutting your teeth in community halls and basements in post punk squats. So let some Red feed argue the definition of punk rock. Me, I already have my answer. It is our great honor to induct Green Day into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Here’s their speeches:
Tré Cool: “Well, thank you Fall Out Boy, that fucking made me tear up a few times. And thank all you fuckers, coming here, we love you. They don’t let drummers use teleprompters, so I wrote this shit old school, on a fucking typewriter. No, actually. OK, but music is the force that gets us up in the morning, and it’s also the shit that keeps us up all night. We’re all in this room together to celebrate music and it’s a beautiful thing. It’s overwhelming, the amount of talent and love in the room. It’s overwhelming. When we’re on tour in our yellow Ford Econoline, we were playing punk clubs, squats, backyard parties, we were screenprinting T-shirts on Billie Joe’s guitar case. Sleeping on floors, couches, wherever we could. I didn’t think back then that we’d be here now, in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I thought it would take at least take another year or two. But we grow older, we change, and we get weird, weirder, crazier. It’s awesome. We grow together. With every beat of the drum our love of music gets even stronger, and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an enormous honor and I’d like to mention a few people who make my crazy world turn around. My beautiful wife, Sara Rose. Ramona and Frankie, my kids. My mom and dad Frank and Linda. My sister Lorraine, who actually brought music into our home at an early age, and I love you all. Of course, Billie and Mike, I love you guys. [Many thank yous.] Larry Livermore, who gave me the name Tré Cool when I was a wee lad of 11 or 12, and I fought him as far as I could on that, but I fucking stuck with it. I’m in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Now. [More thank yous.] And I owe so much to my favorite drummers: Ringo Starr. Keith Moon, John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell, Charlie Watts, Buddy Rich, John Wright from No Means No, Alex Van Halen, Dave Mello, Aaron Elliott, Al Schvitz, and extra special thanks to my good buddy and drummer extraordinaire John Kiffmeyer, right over there”.

Mike Dirnt: “I’ve got a couple of things, no particular order. First and foremost, I also have a mom who gave me a guitar, a little pawn-shop bass, and it only had two strings on it, but luckily for me they were A and E. I’d like to thank radio. I’m a big fan of radio, I like good radio shows. I hate commercials, but I love good radio shows. There’s something about a radio show that we’re listening to, we’re all connected, and it’s that human connection that’s always resonated. Lawrence Livermore, you created Lookout Records. You started a small record label for all the right reasons and you gave a home to a lot of bands, and for that I want to thank you. Huge thank you to all the kids who booked us in backyards, in Europe, all the people who booked us in clubs and squats, and to the hundreds of people whose floors you let us sleep on, thank you very much. Those were life-changing experiences and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.Randomly, I would like to thank Ford motor company, for creating the Ford Econoline van, the best damn van any smelly touring band could have. Reprise Records, thank you guys. All of you guys, no matter what era you were there.Brian Bumbery, Jenna Adler… you guys have been with us a very long time. And even longer, Pat Magnarella, our manger. Pat, you have very thick skin, you’re very patient, nobody in the world would have let us be ourselves the way you have. We truly appreciate you. To Michael Meyer and everybody involved with the American Idiot stage production. This is as close as we’ll ever get to seeing Green Day live.I want to thank our friends and family at home for allowing us to be gone so much of our lives and still being there for us. It meant a lot to us over the years and still really does, thank you. To the Armstrong family, I want to thank you guys for taking me in as a kid, figuratively and literally. Thanks for letting me live with you. To my amazing wife, Britney, you’re a wonderful mother. You kicked cancer’s ass last year. To my children, Estelle, my little daughter, my son Princeton at home and my daughter Ryan at home, I love you guys and each one of you is my entire world. Wrapping it up here. To every one of our fans and the Green Day Nation, this is much more about you guys than it is about me and I’m very proud to share this life on Earth with you. To my two brothers behind me onstage here. Believe me, it’s been way too many years to want to count. I love you guys, I’ll see you at band practice.”

Billie Joe Armstrong: “I’m at a loss for words right now. The gratitude I feel right now is overwhelming, and I didn’t really want to prepare for something like this, so I didn’t, I couldn’t really write a speech so I’m going to make it up off the top of my head with a few talking points. First, I just want to thank my family, my boys, Jacob and Joey. And Adrienne, I love you. It’s a rare thing, this crazy rock world, and I love you so much, you’re the best. I gotta thank my mom, Holly Louise Armstrong, she’s from Oklahoma. You and dad had six kids, I’m the youngest one, and my house, the one thing that I am so grateful for is all of the music that was in our house. My oldest brother Allen, first he had the Beatles and the Stones and the Kinks. We used to come to his house and sleep over there and we’d watch Showtime at night, and I’d watch Alice Cooper at 12 o'clock, it was a good time to watch it. And my sister Marcy who’s pretty much the first person who showed me Elvis Presley for the first time. And my sister Holly was like Kool and the Gang. And my sister Anna who basically, that record collection you had turned my world inside out. Thank you so much. If anything, it’s a lot of people here. It’s like my record collection is actually sitting in this room.The fact that I got to hear an album like Horses by Patti Smith … my brother David, we listened to Led Zeppelin and Van Halen and Mötley Crüe, and Cheap Trick, and Pyromania by Def Leppard, and a few others that hopefully will be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soon. My house was like Rock and Roll High School. Literally, it was nuts. All my friends would come over to my house and say, where do you smoke weed at? The Armstrong house. No, that didn’t happen.My bandmates, Mike, me and Mike got together, our school district went bankrupt, so they closed down the junior high and combined two elementary schools. So he went to one elementary and I went to the other, we used to have to take the bus out there. First day of elementary school, I think in fifth grade, I was like the class clown, but Mike was like the class clown, so it was kind of like these dueling banjos that was going to go back and forth. What you get is Deliverance. Mike is my musical soulmate and I love you so much and we’ve been through everything together, and I thank you for everything – your friendship, your family. I love you. And I met Tré, was playing with his band called the Lookouts, and they had this really young drummer, it’s back when he was wearing an old lady shower cap and a tutu. And so that’s the first time I saw Tré, and I was like … and then, I don’t know, as the years we went by we got to know each other. Just seeing him at shows and things like that, and he joined the band, and I don’t know, it was just amazing. Amazing drummer. One of my favorite drummers of all time. If there is one instrument that I love to hear, and it’s because my father was a jazz drummer, my brother is a drummer and my uncle is a drummer, I’m the oddball. But Tré is just phenomenal, and just pushes and he’s the most dangerous drummer on the planet.And there was this backyard party that Sweet Children played, and the kid that was filling in at the time, me and Mike were looking for a drummer, and this guy was in this crazy band, his name is John Kiffmeyer, and he’s a couple of years older and at the time he was a veteran in that community. John, thank you. Thank you so much. I love you and God bless your family.I don’t know, when I say Lookout Records, it’s so rare to get to have an independent label that’s putting out bands that are in a scene, a place like Gilman Street where we come from. They were putting out my favorite records at the time – Crimpshrine, Operation Ivy. Tim Armstrong, I love you brother.So, yeah, we had this gig that John booked, and it was going to be on top of this mountain in Mendocino, so we tried to book there, we were supposed to play with the Lookouts. Tré booked the show, so we drove all the way to the top of this mountain, and we played this cabin that didn’t have a roof or electricity. Now, how the hell are you supposed to have a gig, I have no idea, but they got some generators, and we plugged in. That’s where we really met the Larry Livermore for the first time, and, Larry, you’ve been so great to us. Thank you so much. You opened your door, and thank you. For kids like us and other kids playing in rock & roll bands that have that independent spirit…It’s just great. Thank you so much.I’d also like to thank everyone that worked at Lookout Records like David Hayes, Chris Appelgren and Patrick Hynes, which leads me to all the people at Reprise. Thank you so much. I have to say we’ve had a great experience there. We’ve been there for 20 years. Thank you so much for everyone that worked in the mailroom to those who go out trying to find bands. What a thankless job. And everybody over there.But most of all, I have to thank Rob Cavallo. We’ve only worked with two producers our entire career, and Butch Vig did one record, so thank you, Butch. Rob, he did all of them. So thank you so much, and I really feel like you’re a brother. We’re kindred spirits in the fact that we can sit around and play songs all day long together, and to speak in that language I just love to talk about it with you. And we’ll talk about it later. Thank you, Rob.Pat Magnarella, you are a brave man. You’re our manager. I want to apologize for the hotel rooms. I want to apologize for Tré’s drum sets catching on fire. I want to… Thanks for rehab! And thanks for doing those talks we were not capable of doing. Thanks a lot. I love you.And in closing. So we come from this place called Gilman Street. It’s a club. It’s in Berkeley. We are so fortunate to be able to play there because it’s all-ages and it was non-profit. It was just all of these goof balls. It was like Romper Room for degenerates. It was so great. And what a great scene. We got to watch our friends’ bands, and they got to watch us play, and they got to heckle us. We tried to heckle back, but they had one better. So, then I got to see Operation Ivy, and I got to see Crimpshrine, and I got to see Sewer Trout, Nasal Sex. These far out there bands. I’m truly fortunate. You know, I’ve always loved rock & roll music. I always have. Soon as I opened my eyes and took my first breath, I’m a fan. And that’s the one thing that I’m going to close with is that I love rock & roll.”