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Dating Zach and being a photographer would include

Originally posted by indieteen

Request: “Um hi😊 I was hoping I could get a headcannon of Zach dating a photographer? If not, it’s totally okay!💞”

Dating Zach and being a photographer would include;

  • You going to all of Zach’s games and getting the best action shots of him playing.
  • Zach thinking you’re an amazing photographer.
  • Spending most of your time with Tyler, working on the yearbook.
  • Zach NOT being happy with that.
  • Every time Tyler passes by you and Zach in the halls, Zach will push you against the lockers, kissing you roughly.
  • “What the hell was that for?” You ask him breathlessly.
  • “That was to show Tyler whose girl you are.” Zach says smugly.
  • “Dempsey are you jealous?” You ask smirking.
  • “Pfffff… I have nothing to be jealous of. It’s only Tyler Down.” Zach says unconvincingly.
  • “Sureeee, whatever you say Zachary.” You roll your eyes.
  • Taking photos of Zach all the time.
  • “Y/N! Stop, you’ve already taken like three hundred photos of me.”
  • “I can’t help that you’re just so handsome Zachary Dempsey!”
  • Zach trying to steal your camera to take photos of you instead.
  • “Noooooo! Zach I look hideous!”
  • “No you don’t babe! Come here!”
  • Zach chasing you around with the camera, until you finally give up and he snaps a picture.
  • “Now, that wasn’t so bad was it?” He asks smugly.
  • “Shut up Dempsey.” You mumble.
  • Zach giving you sweet little kisses on your nose, because he likes the way you scrunch it up when he does.
  • “Zach stop, I’m trying to take pictures.” You push him away.
  • “But you have such a cute little nose!” He whines.
  • You and Zach being one of the cutest couples at school.
  • “I love you Y/N.”
  • “I love you too Zach.”

A practise run of our medieval-smoke-n-cloak self portrait photoshoot to see how Zach (and me) went with handling everything! Still waiting for our final pieces of tack to arrive, including a chamfron for him. He was a champion, I even had a jump with smoke bombs under it and he was perfect going over it :D I can’t wait to take the real photos soon!!

Okay so for D.CON, depending on what day I take photos with Zach, I’m gon have reg!ontari one day, modern!tari another day and the third day will probs be without cosplay but yeee

Rock of Ages (ReBlog) November 10 & 11th, 2014

Below is an edited version of my trip to see Frankie’s opening night of Rock of Ages. Parts three and four have never been published before.


My mother and I got up and headed to breakfast with Robert (@Ridbidge) and Patricia (@MissTitan), the four of planned to sight see for the day before the show. First up was a trip Grand Central station to see if Robert could buy an iPhone 6+. He did, so we waited for an hour as he completed the process then I stole his phone and installed all the apps he would need to be ZankieAF for the rest of the day (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, etc.)

We took a double-decker bus tour of the city which was fun, then headed back to our hotel for some down time and to re-charge our phones.

Dinner was at 5:30pm with 14 or so other Zankie fans. We talked Zankie and collected up our gifts for Frankie in a big glittery red bag. The restaurant was in walking distance of the theatre so we headed in that direction.

The first people I saw were Paul and Lauren. Lauren left before I could get to them, but I put my #GOGRANDE hat on and took a few fun selfies with Paul. Next up was Joan, she LOVED my hat and took a few photos with me, she even adjusted my hat so it wasn’t poking her in the face (oops). She’s gorgeous! I took a few quick blurry shots of Derrick and Cody who showed up next, not knowing if I would see them again. I couldn’t get to them for photos, they were mobbed and I am short. Derrick was VERY thin and more handsome in person. He was also wearing an amazingly expensive looking watch.

They opened the doors and I headed inside to the bar area, I immediately spotted Vee, Veronica and Annette who I wanted to meet so I headed towards them. I greeted Vee, but then Zach came into the theatre and the World stop turning. He was about 5 feet away from me, with no one in between us, so I went up and grabbed his arm to turn him and ask for a photo. He didn’t react, and was saying hello to Derrick and Cody so I let him go.

He headed into the theatre seating area, following the crowd of women who were drooling after Zach down the aisle towards the stage. I couldn’t see it, but I’m told he walked down with Joan. As I got to row B (row 4) a very large bodyguard stopped me from walking further. He firmly said no one was allowed past him, but I told him that my seats where in the row past him. He turned polite immediately and apologized, letting me, mother, Robert and Veronica through. That’s when we saw who was sitting in front of our seats. Zach and Cody. *gulp*

We filed into our seats, we had the last four on the end, Veronica went in first, then my mother, then me and finally Robert on the aisle. With the seats shifted theatre style, Zach was sitting in front of Robert and I, with Cody beside him. Cody got up immediately and started talking to the other other house guests as they got to their seats. Zach turned when we sat down. He greeted my mother and they clasped forearms. I introduced myself as Enarra, and Robert as Ridbidge. He smiled at me, but immediately seemed to know who Robert was and shook his hand. He was smiling, very nice, and polite.

Derrick’s wife, Jana, was seated already, beside Cody’s seat, in front of my Mother and Veronica. Zach got up and went to meet Nonna. I wasn’t watching for this, instead I was asking Derrick for a selfie… and Cody too. Zach came back and sat down in the seat beside Jana, now he was sitting directly in front of myself and my Mother. This would be his seat for the rest of the night.

A older woman came to speak to him, she was very intent and was whispering in his ear. I’m told she had been directing Cody and Derrick earlier on where to go, but I have no idea who she was. Veronica leaned up to him and the lady and asked for a photo. The woman took their picture. At this the security guard told Zach that he wasn’t to take any more photos with people. The guard was turning away DROVES of women.

I started to hear people calling my name from behind me so I turned and found several people telling me that Drew was trying to get Zach’s attention. Drew was standing 2-3 rows behind us, looking at me and Zach. He wanted me to get Zach’s attention. So I leaned forward and couldn’t help but notice that Zach was texting Drew. I said in his ear, “He’s back there” but Zach ignored me. I tried again, I nudged his arm and told him “Drew is back there trying to get your attention”. Zach looked annoyed at me, but then seemed to register what I said and turned to look at Drew, waving him past security. Drew sat in front of Zach and they talked for the rest of the time before the show started. I couldn’t hear anything, nor see Zach’s face, but Drew seemed happy.

Paola, who had come into the theatre quite late took the empty seat beside Zach. Zach was now sitting with Paola on his left, and Jana on his right. A server came around with jello shots, Robert offered to buy one for both Paola and Zach. Zach demurred with a polite “no thank you”, but Paola said “hell yeah, you’ll do it with me too right?“ they happily knocked one back together.

The word went around that phones were not allowed during the show, so I turned on airplane mode and put mine in my purse. Show time.


The band came on stage and started playing, the lead guitarist set the tone for the show by immediately coming out to the edge of centre stage, kneeling down, and with a wind machine in his hair, ripping on his guitar. Derrick, Cody and Caleb (in that order) were at centre stage right below him.

The way the seats worked first row was only 4 seats on the far left and right of the stage. The second row stretched from one side of the stage to the other, making the centre 5 seats or so the actual first row. Dead centre is where Derrick, Cody and Caleb were sitting. Zach (and my group) were on the left hand rows 2 (him) and 3 (me). You may think this means the hitmen and Caleb had better seats … and they did. But not if they wanted to see Frankie. For that, Zach’s seat was perfect; almost the entirety of Franz’s role in the play takes place on the left side of the stage. Directly in front of Zach’s seat.

The stars of the show are characters named Sherry and Drew, a young couple, Drew works at a bar and is trying to make it as a rocker. Sherry wants to be an actress and has run away to LA to try her luck. She ends up working at the bar as well, and they begin to fall in love. Drew is a dumb-ass and ends up friend zoning her, so she sleeps with a rock star. The rock star has her fired and she ends up stripping. In the end though they follow their dreams and make babies.

The actors playing Drew and Sherry were both very new. You could tell Lauren Zakrin was nervous at first, but got more confident as she went on. The actor playing Drew, Justin Matthew Sargent, on the other hand was phenomenal, and he was the understudy!

The B-story is where Franz comes in. His father is a land developer and is trying to tear down the bar in order to build on the land. He tasks Franz with making sure the bar is closed. Franz ends up falling in love with a protestor, Regina, and together they do a big sparkly gay defiance dance number vs. his father. Franz runs away to follow his dreams, but in the end reunites with his father, the bar is not torn down, and he moves back to Germany to make chocolate.

It took some time for Franz to be introduced to the show. But when Frankie did come out though.. well, the cheers where fantastic. The audience must have been 80% there for Frankie because it was like he was the star of the show every time he stepped on stage.

Zach cheered right along with everyone else. Before Frankie came out I had been watching him watch the show. It was actually impossible not to, with my seats I saw Zach when I looked at the stage, so I caught a lot just watching the show. I also tried to watch the other HGs now and then to help gage just how much everyone was there for Frankie vs. the rest of the show.

When Frankie wasn’t on stage Zach was quiet. He watched, but wasn’t engaged in the show. Rock of Ages is a very funny show throughout, but Zach wasn’t laughing at the other cast member’s jokes with the rest of the audience at all.

Every time Frankie came out Zach’s face lit up, his eyes followed Frankie around the stage, a couple of times looking him up and down head to toe. He laughed at every joke, funny accent, and movement. When Frankie first spoke in his german accent Zach laughed out loud and fist pumped. Paola laughed as well, and leaned into Zach squeezing his arm and smiling at him.

During the first act of the play Franz’s role is fairly minor. His big number comes after the intermission.

During intermission, Paola got up to go to the washroom, but the throng of women trying to get to Zach had returned so she sat back down. We also remained in our seats. Zach spoke for awhile with Jana, Derrick’s wife.

Drew came back down the aisle and I called him over and got a photo with him. He seemed excited to have been asked. He wanted me to ask Zach to get him past security. I refused, saying that Zach had been annoyed with me the last time. So Drew yelled his name a few times, then switched to yelling “Ranceypants” at him which I found funny. Eventually he got Zach’s attention and Zach got up to ask the guard to let Drew past.

While Zach was talking to Jana, Paola turned in her seat and talked to my Mom and I about our home town (she’d recently been here and was planning to come back). She was very nice, and said how disappointed she was that none of the other female house guests were able to make it to the show that night.

The show started up again, so I put away my phone and settled in for the rest of the performance.


The music came up and the lights went down. Like before, Zach seem disengaged with the show when Frankie was not on stage. He had a drink and was paying attention to that. When the strippers were in front of him, wiggling their asses in thongs in for the audience he looked elsewhere while the other Big Brother men laughed and enjoyed the show. Each time Frankie came out Zach’s familiar heart eyes followed him. On the rare occasions that Frankie wasn’t right in front of us, Zach would lean and try to see around the other actors. During a few sections Frankie would freeze and the spot light would move to action elsewhere on the stage. The audience’s attention would shift to the action and comedy but Zach, and I, just watched the frozen-in-place Frankie.

Frankie’s big number involves ripping off his suit to reveal a sparkly pink and blue leotard onesie. Zach was clearly not expecting this. He flew back in his seat in shock, arms waving and mouth agape. He was shocked and clearly loved it, yelling, laughing and fist pumping. This is probably the moment Zach was thinking of when he told ET that his jaw hit the floor; it’s a good description of his reaction. At the end of Frankie’s performance the crowd went completely insane. There was a standing ovation that went on so long that the show stopped and Frankie actually broke character to thank the crowd. He then regained his composure and continued the show, yelling “you can come back any night” as he left the stage.

Throughout the evening I watched closely to see if Frankie looked at Zach. During the actual performance he never did, leading me to believe even more that Zach’s seat was chosen specifically for him and Frankie knew where not to look.

During the 2nd act my neighbour in the seat beside me started nudging me to look at Zach more closely. I didn’t see what I was being told to look at, but I was nudged, over and over. Finally I clued in. Zach was wiping tears from his eyes. Frequently. He was wiping away tears during the love songs, many of which are both sad and reflect many of the issues we suspect Zach and Frankie have been dealing with. To be clear, Zach wasn’t tearing up when Frankie was on stage.

About half way through the 2nd act Jana, Derrick’s wife who appeared unwell, got up and left the theatre. A particularly “Zankie” song was being sung, a duet between two men, and Derrick shifted in his seat and reached over to squeeze Zach’s arm. Jana returned and the show continued with Zach wiping tears, tapping his leg with nervous energy, and only watching or laughing when Frankie was on stage.

As the show came to a close the audience stood to give Frankie and the rest of the cast a standing ovation. Jana, Derrick’s wife, remained seated (again, I think she was ill) Zach, being a gentleman, remained seated beside her. But he was yelling and cheering with the rest of us, and picked up the cheers when Frankie came out. Frankie finally looked right at him and held his arms out towards Zach and wiggled doing a sexy dance for Zach alone. Frankie kept watching him, while also enjoying the cheers from a VERY Frankie-friendly audience.

As the show ended, I stood up and kept an eye on Zach. He turned on his phone and I saw a full screen of text messages from one of his former PR girls. He turned the phone off immediately without reading them.

I headed out of the theatre and headed to the huge crowd forming outside at the stage door. Some how I found myself at the front of the line where Frankie would be exiting. A few of the other cast came out, and then someone who appeared to be a stage manager appeared and remarked that this was the largest crowd they had ever had. Zach left very quickly and was off in a car immediately, the other BB cast mates left quickly as well, though they did take some photos with fans on their way out.

Lauren and a few others headed in the stage door entrance and I didn’t notice immediately, but she was yelling to get my attention. She loved my #GOGRANDE hat.

Frankie came out to screaming, I handed him my hat and he signed it and took a photo with me on his phone (which I have never seen!). Once he moved on, I left the crowd to let those behind me have their chance. I found Dominic talking to someone explaining that Frankie had named the fish after them and they were known because of it. I went up and asked for a selfie and then thanked him by name, he seemed positively giddy to be recognized, it was adorable.


~ (The Next Day) ~

The next morning we got up and headed out again. MissTitan had to leave early to catch her flight, but Ridbidge joined my mother and I on some more sight seeing, we saw the Statue of Liberty (when we weren’t too busy tweeting). Ridbidge left to catch his flight and after finishing our sight seeing tour my Mother and I went back to our hotel to plan the rest of the day.

With trepidation, I told her that something had been bothering me since the night before and I wanted to make a request for the evening; I really wanted a chance to speak to Frankie.

We looked at the schedule, knowing Frankie had met with fans both before and after the show the night before, we would have two windows to see him. She was very kind. She agreed that we could try to see him, but our first priority would be to take the night sight seeing tour. Fine, that tour was at the same time as Rock of Ages, we could go to the theatre both before, and after the show.

We headed back to LIDs first, and I had a duplicate of my #GOGRANDE hat made, this time with "enarra” written on it. We then headed to the theatre and discovered for the first time that RoA plays at different times on different nights. The show had already started seating guests. We’d missed Frankie.

We went back to Times Square and caught the night bus for our tour. We had a GREAT tour guide who was both funny and knowledgable. We gave him a $20 tip at the end. Best tour of the trip. The bus dropped us back off in Times Square and we bee lined back to the Helen Hayes theatre with my Enarra hat on my head.

When we got there there were two women in their early 20s also waiting. No crowd, nothing roping off an area for fans… it was a completely different scene from the night before. We were about 45 minutes early. I stood on one side of the gates, with the two girls on the other side in an awkward silence. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and I asked if they were there to see Frankie. “Yes” they giggled. I asked if they were Big Brother fans, they said yes, but had also been fans of Frankie for years. I asked if they were Zankie fans. They yes they were. I asked if they knew @ZankieMoments. “Yes!“ They said they loved that YouTube account.

I told them who I was.

They freaked, I felt famous. It was good. We chatted for the rest of our wait, eventually moving so that when the gate was opened we’d be right there for Frankie. Slowly the crowd increased as the show was let out. In the end there were about 20 people waiting for Frankie and the cast to leave. Adam, Chester, Lauren and others came out and I took photos with a few. Unfortunately I had no idea how much of an Adam and Chester fan I was to become and didn’t get photos with them!

Frankie came out last. He signed things for the two girls and took photos with them. Then he took photos with me, and I said my magic words.

“I sat behind Zach yesterday”

He froze.

He looked at me and said “Oh my God, what did he think? Did he love it?” I replied that he did and that I would DM Frankie with the details. Frankie asked if he followed me. I told him he did, showing him my hat with my handle on it and he warmed up further. He asked “Did you take the picture with Nonna?” (in hindsight I find it very funny that he trusted me to know both who Nonna was and what photo he was referring too). I saw no, but that I was in the photo (again in hindsight, I wasn’t in the famous Zonna photo, but another one from a different angle). He laughed and continued signing autographs and taking selfies with other people.

I moved away and went to talk to a Twitter friend I had spotted who’d gone to the show that night. But I wasn’t happy. What if Frankie didn’t read my DMs? I hadn’t done my job yet. So I stayed and waited.

He finished up with the other fans and came back to the four of us (my friend, her mother, my mother and myself where the only people left on the side walk). He took more photos with my friend and her mother. He called my Mom “Mom!” and gave her a bear hug and took photos with her.

Then it was my turn again. I touched him on the arm, and said "in case you don’t see my DMs”:

“He only watched you when you were on stage”

“He only laughed for you”

“He cried”

Frankie’s face softened and he replied in a sweet tone “Aww, he’s in love” and then he turned and walked away towards his apartment.

My friend and our mothers told me after that he was riveted on me while I spoke. For months after they would tell me that remembering the way Frankie hung on my every word would bring tears to their eyes.


Months later I can still remember the way Zach watched Frankie and the way Frankie wanted to know about it as clear as it was yesterday. There are many reasons I’ll probably always be a Zankie fan, no matter how their lives unfold, but these two nights are a very big factor. The fun loving spontaneous Zach we know from YouNow was not at Rock of Ages that night. He was quiet and introverted. The BB cast seemed to be compassionate towards him and treated him differently than they did each other. Looking back, I know now that Zach wasn’t himself that night. I don’t know why, but I do know that even when down, his love for Frankie was astoundingly blatant and mesmerizing to watch. It was a privilege to be there.


Ok, check this out. Diamond Select made these. We have a super pose-able Creature and Frankenstein’s Monster from his appearance in “Son of Frankenstein”.  So the sculpts and articulation are phenomenal, the latter being the most that any UM figure has had. Many consider this Creature figure the greatest ever produced.  I…might…agree…ee…e…The Frankenstein is great as well, although his face sculpt doesn’t look that much like Boris Karloff in my opinion, but that’s just a minor nitpick.  The bases are also very detailed and almost leach off of the figures in a way where you kind of need both.  I really want to take photos of them in silly poses.

Neil Patrick Harris turned down ‘Late Show’ job, fearing boredom

(Photo: Zach Cordner / AP)

Stephen Colbert will take over hosting duties at “Late Show” once David Letterman exits sometime in 2015, but at least one other funny guy was considered for the gig: Neil Patrick Harris. But as Harris told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show Wednesday, he declined because he was worried he’d get bored.

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If Frankie picked up Zach to take him to the party (as that family photo seems to suggest) then I’m guessing Zach is staying with the Grandes because how else would he get home? No one is going to be in any shape to drive. Right?

zankie updates october 4th

- morning: we see zankie as matching baes, frankies roommates are packing, and jill favorites a tweet about frankie seeing his nonna. everything is right in the world.
- FRANKIES IN FLORIDA. We’re totally calm.
- Zach does another ridiculous interview and gives more ridiculous answers and fans yet again lose their shit. Thankfully Lauren is here to calm everyone down.

- night: Frankie reunites with nonna, and shes officially accepted the fact that he…. has pink hair.
- Zach takes douchey photos but at least a few of them are zankie fans
- ryan and Rachel interviews are released… except for Zachs… and we arent pleased.
- Pauls on his way to the airport! yay for positive influences

zach said frankie should stick him in the bathroom all week so he cant talk.
“so i could fuck you, if i open my mouth” (okay that sounded so dirty)
frankie telling him to make a scene with amber at pov.
zach said hes sleeping sunday.
frankie said they need to take photos in the photo booth.
zach says definitely.
getting ready for bed. frankie gonna say goodnight to people downstairs.
f: “ok i love you bro, see you in a minute”