Day 3 - Self-recs.
These aren't necessarily fanworks, but I think the best I can do for this challenge is to link back to the_neverenders
. I had a lot of fun creating themed picspams
, show reviews
, and even contributing to the reading club back in its day. Wow, I miss that place.Day 4 - Create a fanwork.
I'm not giving up on this one, but I'm still coming up blank so I'll revisit it later.
Day 5 - Leave feedback.
I haven't had the time to seek out fanworks to leave feedback, but I am doing my best to leave comments on challenge posts. Of the hundreds of posts being shared every day, it would be optimistic to say I've replied to more than 20 in total, but that is still 20 more replies than I've left in a very long time. It will have to be a work in progress.
Day 6 - Create your own challenge.
I'm not sure about this one, I'm going to have to go see what others have done and see if it is something I am comfortable doing myself. If I do, I will be sure to post about it.Day 7 - Share a bit of canon.
This one might be a bit of a stretch too, but Frank Iero is my favorite piece of cannon. Not only is he the most adorable punk dad I've ever seen, covered in tattoos, throwing himself all over the stage in the middle of summer wearing 19837490836 layers of clothing, but he is one of the most humble, kind people I have had the pleasure of meeting.
You always hear people say "never meet your heroes" but Frank Iero is the exception to that rule. Coming off of the success of a band like My Chemical Romance, it would have been easy for him to be the jaded "rock star", but after My Chem disbanded, Frank went back to his roots. He used his pain and depression to fuel his creativity. He wrote everything from articles
, to poetry
, to music
. He wrote a song with his kids
. He started his own business
and personally created, packaged
, and mailed
everything he sold. When it came time to be a full time musician again, he put together a band and took them out on the road. They drove their own rented van, they loaded their own gear, and Frank even ran the merch table himself. As their fanbase and their comfort as a band grew, Frank still took the time to come out after nearly every show, regardless of how many people were waiting. Sometimes it would take hours and he would get in trouble for missing bus call.
If that wasn’t enough, he is also clearly the best grandson, son, husband
, and father
you could ask for.
And he made my (then) 9-year-old daughter feel special when she met him, and has asked about her every time we've seen him since.
This has been a brief explanation on why Frank is the best piece of cannon there has ever been
. Thanks for stopping by ;)