Timeline of Bandom (Decaydance+, My Chemical Romance)
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Below is a timeline of developments in the music RPF fandom known as bandslash fandom aka weemo bandom aka Bandom. Not to be confused with the other fandom sometimes known as Bandom or the general phenomenon of bandslash.
Fall Out Boy forms.
My Chemical Romance forms.
The Used forms.
- July 8: theused, the first The Used LiveJournal community, is created (not RPF)
- September 7: chemicalromance, the first MCR LiveJournal community, is created (not RPF)
- September 28: slashypunkboys is created - general bandslash
The Academy Is... forms.
Panic! at the Disco forms.
- January 7: takebackfiction is created - Taking Back Sunday and friends
- June 8: MCR's second album (and major label debut) Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge is released
- June 21: Then-unknown Ryan Ross posts in chemicalromance, "my chemical romance makes me dance"
- July 7: rareslashpairs - general bandslash
- July 16: falloutboyicons is created
- July 17: patrickxpeter is created - Pete/Patrick
- August: MCR's first drummer, Matt Pelissier, is replaced with Bob Bryar.
- August 31: geeheartmikey, the first MCR slash community, is created
- September 7: mychemicalslash is created - "The Original My Chemical Romance Slash Community"
- September 12/13: I'm Not Okay (I Promise) music video is released on MTV.
- September 22: mcr_icons is created - "the first and largest" MCR icon community
- December 5: theusedslash, the first The Used slash community, is created
- December 21: patd, the first PATD community, is created
The Immortality Project, an MCR fansite, appears circa 2005.
- January 1: bands_slash is created
- March 15: Ryan Ross announces on his livejournal that PATD has signed to Pete Wentz's new label, Decaydance.
- March 17: franklovesmikey is created
- March 18: gerardxfrankie is created - "the original gerard/frankie slash community"
- March 19: bert_and_gerard is created - MCR/The Used crossover slash
- March 25: _willambeckett is created
- May 3: FOB's second album and breakout hit From Under the Cork Tree is released
- May 10: chemicalrequest is created - MCR slash requests
- June 1: yeahchemical is created (locked community)
- June 10: fuckyou_mcr is created - venting community
- June 27: _blue__yellow_ is created, similar to yeahchemical, but for The Used
- June - August: The Summer of Like aka Warped Tour 2005 happens
- August 21: stfugerard is created
- September 2: petexmikey is created
- September 5: frankxgerard is created
- September 5: frankxmikey is created
- September 25: midnight_party is created - FOB fic
- September 27: PATD's first album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, is released
- September 29: slashatthedisco is created - "The Original Panic! At The Disco Slash Community"
- October 18: viawentztop created (locked)
- October 26: mcrficfinder created
- October 26: wtf_bert is created, based on stfugerard
- October 31: mcrchronology created
- November 28: jephquinnation is created - Jeph/Quinn of The Used
- November 30: dead_on_fic is created - FOB slash
- December 1: mcrsecrets is created, based on Hanson Secrets
- December 21: tr0hmania is created (locked)
- December 28: sidekickfic is created - chatfic
- December 28: bob_slash is created
- December 30: angryveganxcore is created - Andy Hurley
- December 31: andylovesjoe is created - Andy Hurley/Joe Trohman
Cobra Starship forms.
- January 6: stumphurleylove is created - Patrick Stump/Andy Hurley
- January 11: mychroma is created
- January 25: stfu_gerard is created - less popular replacement for stfugerard
- February 14: lunchboxphatty is created - Patrick Stump
- February 15: theacademyslash is created
- March 21: MCR's live album and video diary Life on the Murder Scene is released
- March 24: damnyouwentz is created, modeled on yeahchemical
- April 7: andwegocold is created - Frank/Bob
- April 8: better_mcrslash is created
- May 5: mcr_het_fics, the first MCR het community, is created
- May 5: my_chemical_fic is created; it allows het, slash, and gen
- May 16: beckettxwentz is created - William Beckett/Pete Wentz
- May 17: PATD announces on their website that bassist Brent Wilson has been replaced with Jon Walker. Some fans are sad; later fans don't know who Brent is.
- June 20?: FOB's music video A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me" is released, inspiring an AU verse.
- July 3: toro_thighs is created - Ray Toro fanfic
- July 11: gerard_bob is created
- July 22: fueledbygossip is created for the first time
- August 12: spencerxryan is created
- August 17: mcshearts is created - MCR
- August 29: protecturprost8 - Quality Panic! Slash
- September 5: fuckyou_patd is created
- September 6: gabilliam created - Gabe/William
- September 7: good_mcricons is created - "an elite My Chemical Romance icon community"
- September 9: discoattheslash is created
- September 9: we_are_cities is created - prompts
- September 24: treckett_owns is created - Travis McCoy/William Beckett
- September 29: bandslash_betas created
- October 1: patd_icons is created
- October 23: The Black Parade, MCR's third album and biggest hit, is released
- October/November: patd_secret is created - first? secrets community for PATD
- November 5: treckett_elite is created
- November 7: bobssoloproject is created - Bob Bryar
- November 11: peterickfics is created - FOB
- November 12: icecreamhdaches is created
- November 21: rydenfree is created - PATD rarepair slash
- November 28: patdslashseek is created - PATD ficfinder community
- December 22: secretsbyramen is created
- December 26: panic_slash is created
- January 8: fueledbygay is created
- January 18: slutrick is created - Patrick Stump slash
- January 22: mcrumorcontrol is created
- January 26: wentz_macros is created
- February 2: fueledbygraphix is created
- February 6: FOB releases their third album, Infinity on High
- February 15: zomgmcrrumors is created
- February 16: ohihateeliza is created - friendslocked livejournal community for hating Gerard Way's then-girlfriend(?) ("Since everyone is sick of the Eliza talk, we wrapped it up in a neat little package of lolz for your viewing pleasure.")
- February 27: joncerr is created
- March: PATD secludes themselves in a Nevada cabin to write their next album. Fans immediately start writing Cabin Fic.
- March 3: thecabrock is created - first LJ community for The Cab
- March 29: weemo_closet is created
- April 2: trohslashstump is created - Patrick Stump/Joe Trohman
- April 3: mcr_macros is created
- April 5: boysintheband_x is created - bandslash
- April 21: dotcoms_refresh is created - Bandom newsletter community
- April 25: bandom_primers is created
- April 27: PATD hookerfic Wednesday Night Boys is posted to arsenicjade's website
- May 1: bandslashmania is created - Bandom noticeboard community
- May 3: clandestinefic is created - "Clandestine Fiction: A Fueled By Ramen Community"
- May 17: mychemicaltest is created - fanfic challenges
- May 17: patdquestions is created
- May 19: LiveJournal community for the Cultverse shared universe is created
- June 5: Bandflesh is created on GreatestJournal
- June 13: theydresstight is created - The Bandom Media Newsletter
- June 13: bandfandom_ref is created - canon resource
- June 22: band_princesses is created - Bandslash Disney Challenge
- June 28: fobficfinder is created
- July - September: The Projekt Revolution tour aka Projekt Gaymolution happens.
- July 11: reel_band is created - Bandslash 80's Movie AU Challenge (based on reel_sga)
- July 23: heartsintact is created - Bandom recsletter community
- August 11: getdowngirls is created - community for shipping female musicians (only 29 posts)
- August 12: fbr_trash is created
- August 20: mcr_happybubble is created in response to wank
- August 22: nightmare_xmas, the livejournal community for a bandslash holiday gift exchange modeled on merry_smutmas, is created. Fics to be posted every day in the month of December.
- August 26: toeveryletter, the livejournal community for a smaller bandslash holiday gift exchange, is created.
- August 27: songsandwords is created - fic announcements
- September 4: mcr_100 is created - drabbles
- September 5: Stage Gay wank happens
- September 14: The first issue of Gerard Way's comic The Umbrella Academy is published. Some bandom fans become comic book fans. A separate fandom for The Umbrella Academy develops.
- September 24: bandom_abandon is created - plot bunnies
- October 9: allficcedup - nonexplicit bandslash fic community for under-18s (only 34 posts)
- November 10: fbr_het_fics is created - "The Wayward Home For Het Fics: They've been forgotten."
- November: Bandom Terminology Debate happens
- November 1: good_bandom is created - "an elite bandom icon community with closed membership"
- November 7: wolfshirts is created - crack/fic ideas
- December 13: cabfic is created
- December 29: bandgirls is created
- December 29: bandslashsecret is created (same concept as Fandom!Secrets)
- January 2: bandom_ships is created
- January 5?: bandomsecrets is created (based on Fandom!Secrets)
- January 13: bandom_recs is created (based on ds_recs)
- January: Bandom Big Bang (BBB) community is created; fics for the first round of the challenge are due in June
- January 21: anon_lovefest is created - anonymous commentfic fest
- February 9: slashbucks is created - MCR slash
- February 27: frerard_finder is created after frankxgerard is temporarily deleted
- March 25: PATD's second album, Pretty. Odd., is released
- April 21: fueled_bygossip is created
- April 25: patd_secrets is created - second? secrets community for PATD
- May 11: periodbandom is created - Bandom Historical Challenge
- June 7: I Have Been All Things Unholy by Bexless is posted as part of BBB
- June 29: fbrficsearch is created - FBR fic finder community
- July 1: bandomvidfind is created - video sharing
- August 5: harlequin_bands is created - harlequin challenge based on harlequin_sga and spn_harlequin
- September 26: chokemyfiction is created - locked kink community
- October 16: popoffacork is created - Bandom Story Swap
- October 18: vickytlove is created - Victoria Asher
- November 12: bandom_solstice is created, with gifts to be posted between December 21 and January 5 - "Yet Another Holiday Challenge"
- December 16: FOB's fourth album, Folie à Deux, is released. It is not as successful as the previous albums.
- February 3: daily_spencer is created
- February 5: daily_brendon is created
- February 11: daily_jwalk is created
- February 16: notyourtoys, "The Real Person Fiction ethics community," is created
- February 20: daily_ryan is created
- March 1: failboatsinlove - Brendon/Spencer
- March 23: daily_patrick is created
- April 14: mikeyway_daily is created on dreamwidth - picspams
- April 15: mychemicalromance is created on dreamwidth
- May 1: angelsandkings is created on dreamwidth - pan Bandom
- June 4: bandom_hc is created - tropey H/C challenge
- June 10: Gerard Way's (Vampire) Detective Agency by jjtaylor is posted as part of BBB
- June 17: a PATD fic, Cello Sonata No. 1 in B Minor "Naissance de Libertè" by arsenicjade, is posted for BBB, leading to a multifandom trigger warning debate on livejournal
- July 6: PATD announces they are splitting, with Ryan Ross and Jon Walker to pursue another project; fandom writes Divorce Fic.
- July 10: daily_bob is created
- July 12: sodamnskippy is created
- July 29: tothetune is created (also on dreamwidth) - MCR news
- July 29: PATD announces that Ian Crawford of The Cab and Dallon Weekes have been added to their tour lineup to replace Ryan and Jon.
- September 19: fueledbygossip is created for the second time
- September 27: rydenrevival is created
- October 10: daily_gway is created
- October 10: daily_iero is created
- October 11: bryar_collected is created
- October 11: raytoro_daily is created (only 23 posts)
- October 11: daily_joetroh is created (only 17 posts)
- October 15: stonersinlove is created - Ryan/Jon
- October 16: daily_frerard is created
- October 25: reflesh, the reincarnation of bandflesh, is created on Dreamwidth
- December 1: The first annual So Damn Skippy Christmas Fic Exchange is announced on the So Damn Skippy LiveJournal community, with fics due on December 31.
- December 6: arctic_grey begins posting The Heart Rate of a Mouse, a popular Brendon/Ryan AU
- December 20: picturethis_mcr is created - Picture Fic Challenge Community
- December 29: no_tags is created
FOB announces a hiatus.
- January 4: bandomvalentine is created - The Bandom Valentine Fic Challenge
- January 6: ilove_thelike is created - The Like
- January 8: onetruemix is created - bandom fanmixing challenge
- February 3: mcr_unofficial, an MCR LJ discussion community, is created
- February 20: mychemicalromance_daily is created on dreamwidth - picspam
- March 4: welikethelike is created (non RPF)
- April 10: thelike_daily is created
- June 17: The Anatomy of a Fall by novembersmith is posted as part of BBB
- September 26: Bandomstuffsit community is created for a December holiday gift exchange
- November 22: MCR's fourth album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, is released. At this point, fans have already started writing Killjoys AUs.
- December: gerardwaypictures.com aka vacationadventuresociety is created on tumblr
frerardfics is created on tumblr.
- January 23: thesameband is created - PATD
- February: The Milk Fic is posted
- March 18: PATD's third album, Vices & Virtues, is released.
- June 16: secondboys is created (70 posts) - Brendon/Dallon
- June 26: allmikeyray is created (54 posts)
- August 16: bandomreversebb is created - reverse big bang challenge
- September 23: primedforbandom is created (dreamwidth mirror) - Bandom primers
- October 8: The Academy Is... breaks up, though they later reunite briefly in 2015.
- October 15: MCR_daily_flail is created
- October 20: yobrothatssick is created - Sick!Frank challenge
- December 26: MCR_daily_flail mirror community is created on Dreamwidth. It is later renamed to the_neverenders and changes its focus to Frank Iero.
- February 4: FOB announce they are getting back together; fandom rejoices.
- March 22: MCR breaks up; fandom cries forever.
- April 12: FOB's fifth album, Save Rock and Roll, is released.
- September: bandom_holidays dreamwidth community is created, with the first gift exchange to go live in December.
- October 8: PATD's fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, is released. Only album for which Dallon Weekes is an official member.
- July 21: Thanks, Pete meme begins.
- January 16: FOB's sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho, is released.
- April 2: Spencer Smith announces he is leaving PATD.
- November 10: Cobra Starship breaks up.
- January 15: PATD's fifth album, Death of a Bachelor, is released. Brendon Urie is the only remaining member.
- July: Warner Bros releases a cryptic short video for MCR, and fandom flips out for a day until they release a followup statement clarifying that the band isn't getting back together. The Black Parade is re-released instead.
- February 26: lady_smutterella organizes Bandom Bingo 2017.
- December 27: Touring member Dallon Weekes announces he is leaving PATD.
- January 19: FOB's seventh album, Mania, is released, showcasing FOB's enduring interest in fursuits.
- February 27: no_tags exchange restarted after three-year hiatus.
- June 22: PATD's sixth album, Pray for the Wicked, is released.
- February: The Netflix adaptation of The Umbrella Academy airs, prompting the meme Who is Gerard Way.
- October 31: MCR announces a reunion show; fandom goes wild.
- i_amclandestine. panic at the disco are such sellouts, 15 Mar 2005. Wayback Machine archived page of ljtop's archive of Ryan Ross's LJ post
- There was a debate in mcrsecrets whether stfugerard was actually a fan community or not. secrets post no.14: mcrsecrets, Archived version, February 2, 2006.
- untitled ohnotheydidnt post, Archived version, 17 May 2006.
- various questions..., Archived version, comment by belladonnalin in a bandfandom_ref post, Jan. 5th, 2008.
- sad news..., Archived version, posted by swr2_shakeitup in patd, 2006-05-17. The post has 491 comments. (Accessed 13 June 2021.)
- untitled damnyouwentz post, Archived version, 2006-05-17.
- The comm was deleted by April 2008, and someone started bandomsecrets2 to replace it, but bandomsecrets2 had only 4 posts and 170 comments. (accessed 13 May 2018)
- popoffacork - Profile, Archived version
- Rolling Stone, Panic At the Disco Lose Members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker, published July 6, 2009 (retrieved Sept 23, 2014).
- P!aTD: Spencer Smith Interview!, Archived version, posted in failboatsinlove, 29 July 2009.
- nofunclvb. and there you have it, Archived version, posted to tumblr, 21 July 2016.
- instagram post by dallonweekes, 27 December 2017