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 on: May 24, 2017, 03:44:34 PM 
Started by shortthteizzy - Last post by shortthteizzy
Looking for anyone who would want to write a story with me!!

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 on: May 22, 2017, 01:37:52 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by Sakabelle
What is your favorite BSB era?

What is your favorite version of each Boy (according to era... for example, Ghetto-Fab Nick from the "Cocaine Solo Tour"/The Hollow/Punk'd era, ca. 2003)?

My favourite BSB era is probably Never Gone. I was huge into them at that point, maybe more than I was when I was a teenager in the crazy days of BSB. I also got to see them in concert during that era, and I hadn't since 1998 when I was 11 and we were in the nosebleeds. For Never Gone we were in the 5th row, I'd gone through this phase of really enjoying live music and seeing a lot of indie shows, so getting to see BSB was amazing that year for me.  I guess a close second would have to be the Backstreet's Back portion of their crazy days. That was when I first became a fan, my friends were all fans and we were just learning everything we could about them. That was really fun too.

My favourite era for each of the boys is tough. But I'd probably have to say it's right now for all of them, with the exception of Brian. For the other four, they all look so happy and like the best versions of themselves. Especially Nick... I was watching some old (1997/1998) footage of BSB a couple weeks ago and I was just cringing at Nick. I don't understand what my 13 year old self saw in him...? He really does sound and look a lot better now. For Brian... I still like him, that'll never change, but some of the things he's done/said recently have me going "...Really?" I feel like maybe it was better when I knew a bit less about him. Regardless, I'm going to go with Unbreakable Brian as my favourite era for him. Because he was more accessible but he wasn't as in your face about some of his opinions as he is now. Or at least, I wasn't aware of them.

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 on: May 21, 2017, 02:38:42 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by mare
Hope is the Last Thing Ever Lost... it's a long title!

I don't remember anything being wrong with the van's description, except maybe it seemed bigger than it was supposed to be?  I dunno, I loved that story!  One of my favorites of yours.  I should go back and re-read it sometime.

Yes! That's the one. I'm so bad with titles! lol

I think in my head I kept picturing a bus but I had written it was a van so when it was overturned and the guys were trying to help Brian and AJ, the description of the inside was so much bigger than it should've been. I'm not sure if many people even caught it, but it's something that has completely bothered me.

I'm glad you enjoyed that one.

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 on: May 20, 2017, 08:50:40 PM 
Started by RokofAges75 - Last post by RokofAges75
Chapter 70 of SAMS is up, and the countdown is on!  Ten more chapters to go, plus an epilogue.  I have five more left to write, and then it'll be finished!

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 on: May 20, 2017, 08:49:10 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by RokofAges75
Definitely The Lion's Den. I hated that one lol I probably just wouldn't have ever written it in the first place.

More recently would be my description of the van that the boys were trapped in, in my last story that I can't even remember the name of lol I pictured it one way but described it another and really messed it up. I'd definitely rewrite that description.

Hope is the Last Thing Ever Lost... it's a long title!

I don't remember anything being wrong with the van's description, except maybe it seemed bigger than it was supposed to be?  I dunno, I loved that story!  One of my favorites of yours.  I should go back and re-read it sometime.

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 on: May 20, 2017, 08:47:26 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by RokofAges75
^ The Up Close & Personal/Never Gone era is probably my third favorite era.  It was so exciting to get new music after what felt like FOREVER (even though it was only a few years).  I went to the Up Close & Personal show at the House of Blues in Chicago, and it was the first time I actually felt like I was "up close & personal" and could see their faces at a concert without looking at a jumbotron.  I loved the NG tour as well.  That was a good time in fanfic, too - all my friends were still writing!

I can't believe it's already been almost 4 years since IAWLT came out.  It doesn't seem that long, although I'm looking forward to a new album.  I think the various solo albums and tours have helped.  I guess that's why the hiatus before NG felt so much longer, because other than Nick's solo projects, there wasn't a whole lot of other BSB stuff going on.

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 on: May 20, 2017, 06:46:29 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by mare
^ That's pretty much what I was thinking too (LOL at Cocaine Solo Tour).  You have to divide up everything after "Chapter 1" into separate eras based on whether or not Kevin was with them.

Next questions:

What is your favorite BSB era?

What is your favorite version of each Boy (according to era... for example, Ghetto-Fab Nick from the "Cocaine Solo Tour"/The Hollow/Punk'd era, ca. 2003)?

I loved the Up Close and Personal and Never Gone era the most, simply because that's when I was a full blown fan. My first ever BSB concert was the Up Close one and then I went to see two Never Gone shows. That's also when I went to two fan events. I was in total BSB mode back then.

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 on: May 20, 2017, 06:39:06 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by mare
What's the story (or maybe part of a story) you've written that you're the least proud of, and what would you change to make yourself feel better about it?

I have to think about this for a while before I answer lol



Definitely The Lion's Den. I hated that one lol I probably just wouldn't have ever written it in the first place.

More recently would be my description of the van that the boys were trapped in, in my last story that I can't even remember the name of lol I pictured it one way but described it another and really messed it up. I'd definitely rewrite that description.

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 on: May 20, 2017, 06:37:36 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by mare
What kind of endings do you prefer (happy, sad, bittersweet, wraps up nicely, leaves you hanging, etc.)?  You can answer as a reader and/or as a writer - it'll be interesting to see if you like to write the same kind of endings you like to read.

I definitely love open endings for both. When I read, I want there to be a possibility of more, except when the story feels like it should be over. If you are writing a trilogy, then I admit I'm disappointed if things don't wrap up. I guess for me, there's a difference between a well written cliff hanger and just not wanting to commit to finishing a story by never letting it end.

Like Rose mentioned, The Dark Tower. Epic ending! I loved it! Only someone like Stephen King can pull something like that off!

As a writer, I love to leave people hanging and wondering what really happened or what comes next. The best comments to me are when I'm asked about sequels even though I pretty much never intended to write sequels to most of the stuff I wrote.

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 on: May 18, 2017, 08:39:55 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by RokofAges75
My favorite BSB era is a toss-up between Chapter 1/Millennium era and the current era.  I liked the old-school days when BSB were at their peak of popularity because they did so many appearances and interviews and whatnot, there was no shortage of BSB material to watch, listen to, and read.

What's awesome about the current era is that it's so much easier to score good seats at shows and interact with the guys, whether through social media or events like VIP and cruises.  I think the fact that they're not as popular as they used to be has made the fan experience much more pleasant.  That said, it's nice to see them being embraced as part of the '90s nostalgia trend lately.  I also like this era because all the guys seem to be in a good place in their lives, which you can't say about other eras.

As for favorite versions of each of the boys...

Brian - Millennium era
AJ - Millennium era
Nick - current
Howie - current
Kevin - current

I think Nick, Howie, and Kevin have all gotten better with age.  I was never a Nick fan back in the day, and although I loved him through his hot mess phase in the 2000s, I love Nick who has his shit together the best.  I never fully appreciated Kevin until he left and came back, so I have to go with current Kevin.  Same with Howie - I don't think I really appreciated him until I met him and saw more of his personality on cruises and whatnot.

I still love Brian and AJ, but I loved them more back in the day.  I think Brian was better before Leighanne and Twitter, and AJ just seemed less weird (or was weird in his cool, "bad boy" way) and way hotter back then.

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