wolfshirts

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Journal Community
Name: MAKE SHIT UP.
Date(s): created 7 November 2007 - Last updated on 20 October 2010
Moderator: blondiusmaximus, mcee
Founder: mcee
Type: crack plotbunnies, etc.
Fandom: MCR, Bandom
URL: http://wolfshirts.livejournal.com/

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wolfshirts is a LiveJournal community for sharing Bandom crackfic ideas. From the profile page:

Tell bandom of crucial AUs and crackfics and sundry stories missing from our collective oeuvre. And then discuss them ad nauseam. Primarily MCR-centric, but all satellite bands, sundry hangers-on, and significant others also welcome. Feel free to write stories based on anything here, just link back to the original discussion post. You can post such stories here, or link to them.[1]

Although the term not!fic is not mentioned anywhere in the community, the group brainstorming in the comments sections resembles the style of not!fics. For example: Frankie wants to serve you cherry pie and top off your coffee., Archived version (November 15, 2007) Fans also posted chatfic in the posts and in the comments. For example: Firefly AU, anyone?, Archived version (November 25, 2007)

As of 2017, the community has 434 posts; 11,128 comments; and 394 members.[1]

The Name

wolfshirts is a reference to a much maligned fashion trend. In particular, "It's a loving ode to the fact that Gerard was totally the kind of basement-dwellin' dude to wear those wolf shirts with the big rainbows and moons and screenprinted trees on them. As wolfshirts is the metaphorical basement-dwellin' place of cracked out AUs and fic scenarios of fandom! Or something like that."[2] (There does not appear to be any photographic evidence that Gerard Way ever wore wolf shirts.)

Fics Inspired

A post on November 21, 2007, Archived version was one inspiration for Skin of the Canvas by sinsense in 2008.[3] Gerard-as-an-artist AUs are fairly common, but Frank-as-a-model isn't.

untitled ficlet by moneyes, December 2007

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 wolfshirts - Profile, Archived version (Accessed 23 April 2017.)
  2. kaizoku quoting blondiusmaximus. Bandom Acronym/Terminology Reference, Archived version, posted to kaizoku's livejournal, 5 April 2011.
  3. "This story was, oddly enough, partly inspired by a prompt by immortal_lights for Gerard/Brian Molko. The other inspiration was from a wolfshirts post, specifically this one." Skin of the Canvas, by sinsense., Archived version, posted to bandombigbang, 2008-06-17.