The Academy Is...
|Name(s):||The Academy Is..., TAI|
|Scope/Focus:||The Academy Is... band members|
|Date(s):||2004 - 2011|
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The final line-up of the band was William Beckett, Mike Carden, Andy Mrotek aka "The Butcher", Adam T. Siska aka "Sisky" and Michael Guy Chislett. Notable former members and associated friends include Tom Conrad (who went on to Empires), Jack Edinger aka "Jack the Camera Guy" and Jon Walker (TAI photographer and guitar tech who then joined Panic! at the Disco).
The band broke up in 2011.
As of Sept 27, 2014, there were 658 works tagged 'The Academy Is...' on AO3. However, the heyday of Bandom predates AO3 and it is likely that stories were written on Livejournal or elsewhere that have not been re-posted there.
The most popular TAI pairings are crossovers with members of other bands:
- Gabilliam (Gabe/William, with Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship, Midtown): 293 uses.
- Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas is the second most popular TAI pairing: 245 uses.
- William/Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) or treckett comes third with 52 uses..
Popular intra-band pairings are:
- Butcher/Sisky, as background pairing and more rarely as the focus: 39 uses.
- Mike Carden/William: 35 uses.
- Mike Carden/Tom Conrad: 20 uses.
In typical Bandom fashion, many other various pairings, OT3s and moresomes exist, such as William/Gabe/Travis, Mike Carden/Michael Guy Chislett, William/Tom Conrad, William/Pete Wentz, William/Ryan Ross, William/Mikey Way etc.
- Home is hard to tell by redsnake05, Butcher/Sisky for the Racebending Revenge challenge.
- Objects in Motion by AirgiodSLV, Gabe/William Space AU where William is a hooker.
- Playing Guitars by savvygambols, Mike Carden/Michael Guy Chislett gen where they are playing guitars.
- I will destroy Ryan Ross and all that he loves: a cautionary tale, a multi-voice radio-play style podfic of a jae_w story: Ryan Ross/Adam Siska, Ryan Ross/Jon Walker, Adam Siska/William Beckett, Ryan Ross/Pete Wentz, Adam Siska/Pete Wentz.
- Always Looking Up by inlovewithnight, where William is trans: Gabe/William, Mike Carden/William.
- Highway Lines and Interstate Signs by AirgiodSLV, William/Travis(/Gabe) tourfic.
- The Academy Is... fanworks and bookmarks at AO3
- The Academy Is... podfics at the Audiofic Archive
- The Academy Is... Ridiculous Primer by riorhapsody (July 2008, last updated July 2010)
- The Academy Is... Mini-Picpsam and Primer by missmollyetc (June 2007)