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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-07-08 11:23 pm

And Your Voice Was All I Heard.

strangely adorable Linkin Park GIF from linkinparkftw on Tumblr. Some of you may already have seen this, as I put it in the comments of my last post, but too bad; it's cute and I want it in an entry.

Linkin Park is still happening to me. I'm very sorry.

A couple of my favourite short clips from my apparent quest to watch every Linkin Park video on YouTube: I very much enjoyed Chester talking about his most embarrassing experience on stage while Mike cracks up (from this interview, about forty seconds in), and this extremely silly acoustic version of Numb (I'm so sad that the full version is nowhere to be found, but Chester's stupid dancing is brightening my day).

I'm finding it a little difficult to pin Chester down as a 'character', which I suppose makes sense, as he's not a character; he's a person. A few things do stand out. He's very openly affectionate; he talks a lot about how much he loves the band and his bandmates and his family. For all the anger in his singing, I've only seen him express anger in an interview once, talking about fans who call the band 'sell-outs' for experimenting with new styles, and he reflected on his comments and apologised a couple of weeks later.

Chester Bennington is intense and ridiculous and apparently possessed of boundless energy, he's built his career on screaming, and yet one of the first words that came to mind when I tried to list out his characteristics was 'quiet'. Is he quiet? Is that right? It seems unlikely. One of the first non-music videos of him I watched was an interview where the interviewer focused much more on Mike, which started me off with the probable misconception that Chester was shy, when in fact he just wasn't having much directed at him to respond to. Maybe the 'quiet' in my head is a holdover from that?

I'm still not going to write fanfiction. I'm not going to do it. My RPF days are behind me. I'm just trying to pin down the band members' characteristics as an innocent mental exercise. Don't give me that look.

A couple of specific fics I'm not going to write:

- Pokémon AU. Chester has a Loudred and every Pokémon in his team knows Roar.
- Supernatural AU where Dean is secretly a huge Linkin Park fan, he uses a haunting as an excuse to go to a gig, and he is very confused when Linkin Park take care of the haunting themselves. Turns out they're actually a team of hunters, fighting ghosts using the power of song somehow. This is an atrocious concept.
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-07-09 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
I feel as if I should be a bad influence in some way. I don't actually know enough about Linkin Park to do it, but I think I've read all of your Pokémon fic.
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-07-09 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
I'm trying to think of stuff I would discourage you from writing, and...there isn't much.

Certainly, if you wanted to write about someone intense and ridiculous and openly affectionate and possessed of boundless energy and gets his head kissed by his male colleague because they like each other so much, I would not discourage that at all.
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[personal profile] kalloway 2017-07-09 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
My first Linkin Park album was 'A Thousand Suns', because I fell in love with a special edition Gundam kit which was a joint LP release. I really only wanted the kit but figured I'd give the album a shot and just adored it.

So, because they're Gundam nerds, I'd do a LP/Gundam AU...
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[personal profile] kalloway 2017-07-09 11:03 am (UTC)(link)
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Edited 2017-07-09 13:13 (UTC)