|Pairing:||Gabe Saporta/William Beckett|
|Alternative name(s):||Gabe/William, Gabilliam|
|Gender category:||m/m slash|
|Fandom:||Cobra Starship / The Academy Is... (Bandom)|
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Gabilliam (a portmanteau of Gabe/William) is the pairing name for the real-person fiction pairing of Gabe Saporta (of Cobra Starship) and William Beckett (of The Academy Is...), two of the "second tier" Bandom bands.
Gabe & William's Response
Both Gabe and William have been good-humored about and even supportive of the Gabilliam ship.
Gabe and William have also posed with (presumably fan-made) "I love William" and "I love Gabe" signs, respectively.
In a June 2012 interview, when asked about his "favorite rumor" about himself, William responded: "I love all... all rumors. Particularly Gabilliam ones are pretty funny. They're pretty funny. And... mostly untrue." In 2014, William posted old photos of himself and Gabe with captions "Gabilliam" and "Still shipping." on his Instagram.
- Away with the by cupiscent: Gabe must fetch poet!William and bring him to Pete's faery court.
- If Only I Were a Painter, I'd Paint for You the Moon by foxxcub: WWII AU.
- Since we've no place to go by airgiodSLV: fairies Mpreg AU. Podfic by greedy_dancer.
- Straight Up Chicago Style: stripclub AU by airgiodSLV.
- Don't Give a Damn ('Bout My Bad Reputation) by romanticalgirl: an underage William makes out with Gabe after a Midtown show.
- Time by AirgiodSLV: an AU where William and Gabe are immortal; the fic shows times and places throughout history where their lives overlap.
- Always Looking Up by inlovewithnight: Depicts the early days of TAI in an AU where William is a trans guy. William/Mike, William/Gabe.
Links & Resources
- William Beckett/Gabe Saporta fanworks and bookmarks at AO3
- Gabe/William podfics on the audiofic archive
- Gabe/William Manifesto by airgiodslv at bandom_ships (February 2008)
- Gabilliam Manifesto by rimharry (July 2011)
- gabilliam community on LiveJournal
- gabilliam tag on Tumblr
- Gabe Saporta Interviews fans at Buzznet. 17 August 2006. (Accessed 08 July 2014.)
- William Beckett interview with Pup Fresh. 10 Favorite Things with William Beckett on YouTube (from 3:35). 26 June 2012. (Accessed 08 July 2014.)
- Photo by williambeckett c. March 2014: "GABILLIAM. I miss this guy like no other. #tbt" & Photo by williambeckett c. April 2014: "Still shipping. @gabrielsaporta #wcw".