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Keeping it alive [Apr. 16th, 2017|11:28 pm]

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Just making a post to keep this asylum alive to preserve the discussions posted here.
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Oh Canada. [Jan. 28th, 2017|11:48 pm]

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Do you think Melanie and Lindsay stayed in Canada?

These days I'm really hoping so.

And I hope all the rest of the QaF gang moved there with them.

Because the US? Not so awesome right now.
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Do you still squee? [Apr. 8th, 2016|11:51 pm]

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So even after all this time Brian and Justin, and too a lesser degree the rest of the gang, are still my mental break/passing the time/shutting off my brain go-to.

I usually have some insane plot/story involving them going on in my mind all the time. I mean, I don't think about it all the time, but it is hanging out there. And when I am trying to shut off my other thoughts and fall asleep, or bored and need to pass the time, or driving home from work annoyed by the traffic, I continue the story I've been playing with in my head.

I've always done this with characters my whole life. It wasn't always Brian and Justin, there were others before. But there hasn't really been many since. And none of them stick. I always wind up back with Brian and Justin.

Lately my favorite is some sort of dystopian future world, thank you young adult fiction.

For probably like three years they were wandering around in the zombie apocalypse world.

So what about you? After all this time. Do you still think of them randomly and squee?
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The BIG problem with 513 [Jul. 6th, 2015|07:06 pm]

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I think it is time we address the elephant in the room.

Justin's plane is leaving that night, at 10 in fact - "What time is your flight?" "Ten."

But he apparently only very, very recently found a place to stay, in fact so recently, that he isn't even sure about it, "I think I've finally found a place to stay."

And we know he doesn't have studio space either, "Finding work space is going to be difficult..."

So why the fuck is he leaving for New York on a flight at 10 at night with neither a certain place to stay or work space yet determined?

And Brian isn't terrible concerned or finding this weird either, "You'll manage. You always do."

So WTF is going on? Why the rush to get there that night at 10pm when you aren't even certain you have a place to live yet?

There can only be one explanation: Justin already has a job lined up, or an interview, or a meeting. Some reason why he has to be there first thing in the morning and can't wait another second. And clearly it is important and Brian already knows what it is, or he wouldn't be all nonchalant about his partner leaving for NYC at 10 at night.

Also, they both seem to think there will be frequent travel. That no one is worried about Justin paying for. "Whether we see each other next weekend..." "I'll be back. And you'll come there."

Why is this relevant? Because of the stories where he doesn't do well and has to come home. Or he gets a job in a restaurant to make ends meet. Why would he have to be there first thing in the morning without a home to live in for sure unless he was going for some important reason?

Other thoughts about this weirdness?

And people think the problem is because they aren't together at the very end. Pfft.
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Brian is a serious Schmoop [Jun. 24th, 2015|07:41 pm]

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I think we should discuss what a serious schmoop Brian is. And by we I mean me, because I'm the only one here.

I've been on a vid binge the last few days. And srsly, that guy has it bad.

Poor Brian.

Join me at [info]qaf_repixed if you need some evidence. :)
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QAF GIFT EXCHANGE 2012 [Nov. 7th, 2012|04:28 pm]

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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR...YOU KNOW THE ONE...THE GIVING TIME





I have the honor of running the exchange this year! Thanks to [info]happier_bunny for doing an awesome job last year, but she & Xie are crazy busy so that's where I come in!

This notice is coming later than usual, but there's still lots of time to write, draw, photoshop, vid, or whatever other medium you work best in.

~ Sign up post

~ Sign ups will remain open until November 11, 2012 11:59pm Eastern

~ Assignments will be sent out by November 19, 2012. I will make assignments and pair you up with your gift recipient.

~ All gifts must be submitted to me at qafgiftxchnge @ gmail.com with the subject line: 2012 GIFT by 11:59pm Eastern December 29th, 2012.

~ Gifts will be posted December 30 -31st, 2012 (this will give everyone a little extra time around the holidays)


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Please feel free to pimp away...and beg all fans to come and participate. Questions? Ask away!
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Pimping: QAF FREE-FOR-ALL Meme [Oct. 18th, 2012|12:42 pm]

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The streets of Liberty Avenue are filled with so many wonderful characters and stories, so what better place to celebrate them than at Woodys!

We welcome all sorts of prompts; from Gen, to rare pairs, background characters coming to the forefront (hey Todd), pwp, kink, kid!fic, angst, fluff, or your favorite OTP. Post away here: Official Post

Fills can be just as diverse: drabbles, icons, banners, vids, 5 sentence fic, epic tales (but see guidelines Re: WIPs), cartoons - whatever floats your boat!

Here are some quick guidelines to read up on regarding Memes & Ficathons. Now start getting those prompts ready! Remember, all community rules apply.

Nothing makes a meme more successful than a lot of participation, so please take a moment to pimp the meme on your own journal or community.

The meme will run for four weeks (until October 29th at 11:59 PM EST)
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Pimpage: QAF FREE-FOR-ALL MEME at [info]woodys_place [Oct. 1st, 2012|09:28 pm]

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Season Three Themes [Aug. 18th, 2012|01:04 am]

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So now that we have finished our season three marathon, I started thinking about some of the themes throughout the season and how they are reflected in certain characters. Risking it all and sacrificing everything for your convictions are pretty important themes, and we can see them reflected in many of the characters and story lines.

For starters, Brian and Justin learn how much it sucks to sacrifice each other for their initial ideas of love. They prove that sometimes sacrifice isn't worth the cost when Justin realizes that real relationships are about more than superficial romance, and Brian realizes that real relationships are not the terrifying traps he always imagined they were. Then Justin sacrifices his educational goals for what he believes in, which in turn inspires Brian to sacrifice his job, his money, and his material possessions for his beliefs, his community, his friends, and his boyfriend. In short, he sacrifices his professional life for his personal one, exactly the opposite of where he was at the beginning of the season, where he was all about business. Also, he "risked it all" emotionally by opening himself up more to his relationship with Justin. All the things he once needed to feel secure—his material things, his career, and his money—are gone. Instead, he's allowed himself to be more vulnerable and taken comfort in the people he loves and the community he is a part of.

Melanie, I think, learned a similar lesson about embracing her vulnerability; her pregnancy forces her to "risk it all" and relinquish some of her control issues in order to gain something she truly wants. It forces her to grow, making her even stronger than she was at the beginning of the season. She finds out that she is indeed "woman enough" (read: strong enough) to face her fears and have the baby, something she previously thought Lindsay was much more capable of.

Emmett also has to sacrifice everything in S3. In his case, it was about "sacrificing" his relationship with his best friend and lover, the person he cares most about in the world, in order to keep his own life on track. But he, too, will be stronger for it in the end.

Michael, of course, risks everything to save Hunter, who he really comes to love during the last few episodes. We see him find a certain strength inside himself when he puts Hunter before himself and does everything he can to protect him.


Unfortunately, Ted sacrifices his partner, friends, health, and dignity for drugs. But he will get his opportunity to grow and get stronger in season four. 

All the characters are in such different places than they were at the beginning of the season. What do you all think? Do you interpret these themes differently? What are some of the other themes running throughout the season or even just certain episodes?

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The Kink MEME is up and ready to go! [Jul. 13th, 2012|10:04 am]

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Come join in the sexy fun times with your prompts and fills (fills can be in anything from fic to art to vids, heck even fanmixes might fit the bill...)
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307 Brian and Justin in the Backroom.. [Jun. 2nd, 2012|10:22 am]

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Last night we marathoned episode 3-07..and this question was posed last night and in a previous marathon..


Does brian see justin from the catwalk going into the backroom? Does justin go into the back room because he expects brian to be there?, and how would brian know that justin was gonna be there unless he saw him from the catwalk..



Discuss..
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Favorite Emmett Scenes? [Jun. 1st, 2012|08:21 pm]

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I believe that Emmett is the best person ever. Really.

He has so many wonderful scenes, but I'm thinking maybe the best one is from 307, where he begs Brian to help Ted.

What do you think are Emmett's best scenes? Extra credit for screen caps or icons illustrating your choices. :)
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[May. 31st, 2012|08:21 pm]

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I know he had a Blackberry in S5, but does Brian Kinney currently have a Blackberry, a Droid, or an iPhone?
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What Would Brian Kinney Think? [May. 15th, 2012|10:23 am]

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I was reading a fic recently in which the author had Justin express to someone that he was lucky Brian took him back in 308.

I have watched that episode 4,567,987 times (approx.), and although I do know Justin essentially schemed and plotted to get Brian to take him back, the one who expressed the closest thing to a sense of gratitude was actually BRIAN. See icon for photographic evidence. Also, if you look at early Season Three, can there be any question that Brian sees Justin as something rare and wonderful that he yearns for, in a manly, twisted, Kinney-esque way?

So forget the bad!fic, the fanon, the Brianite meta, and answer just one question for me: Do you think BRIAN would have said Justin is lucky he took him back? Or would he have looked at you like you had six arms and a belly button in the middle of your forehead if you made that remark?

Also, do you think Justin felt he was "lucky" Brian "took him back"?

Because I honestly believe most of the interactions between Brian and Justin in 308 were essentially coded conversations about the issues they'd faced and what broke them up, and that they were both aware of the things they'd done wrong when they were together before, regretted them, and wanted to do things differently in the future.

And I really believe putting expressions of gratitude by Justin that Brian forgave him and took him back are not based on canon. What do you think?
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Favorite thing about the B/J relationship [Apr. 15th, 2012|12:22 pm]

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We're only two episodes into season three over at QAF Marathons, but I'm already remembering so many awesome things about B/J and their relationship, even while they are broken up.

My favorite thing about their relationship, or at least one of my favorites, is how they always, always try to take care of each other. Even when they don't have to. Even when they are broken up or angry at each other.

Brian didn't have to pay for Justin's school, even if it was their deal. Justin didn't have to run to Brian's rescue when his nephew pressed charges. Brian could have gotten any other artist who worked for him to make the carnival posters, but he chose Justin and paid him. Justin arranged the fundraiser in S4 to help raise money so Brian could keep the loft.

That's what they do for each other. They are always willing to come to the rescue of the other. And these are just some of the examples--there are a ton more.

So, what's your favorite thing about the B/J relationship?
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Justin & art [Dec. 17th, 2011|11:42 pm]
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I've always had some curiosity about Justin and his career. When would you say Justin began working as 'an artist'? I mean, during the first four seasons we have seen him doing drawings, sketches, mostly of Brian, or graphic stuff for school but it's not until season five and the show at Lindsey's gallery that I noticed he was actually 'producing' art work. Before having his studio in Season 5, where did he paint? because suddenly he was all artist-y and his studio was full of canvases and stuff ¿what do you think, guys?
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Do you know how to make a creatine shake? [Dec. 13th, 2011|03:39 pm]

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I find it funny that in what we read/write about guava juice is often included in the story, yet a creatine shake never is, though that was what Brian first asked for before leaving for the gym...Thoughts?
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Suit or Tux? [Oct. 27th, 2011|05:02 pm]
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I'm trying to write a fic where I refer to the prom, but I'm unsure about something, when Brian walks in to the prom is he wearing a suit or a tuxedo? I think it may be a tux but the reasonable side of my brain wonders where he would get a tux from on short notice and there's the fact that he has suits at his loft which would just be there for the taking, I can't rewatch the episode to find out right now so can anyone tell me, please?
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QAF Gift Exchange 2011 [Oct. 24th, 2011|10:22 am]
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<a href="http://asylums.insanejournal.com/qaf_giftxchnge/49421.html">http://asylums.insanejournal.com/qaf_giftxchnge/49421.html</a>

Once again, [info]xie_xie_xie and [info]happier_bunny are making the year-end festive with a holiday gift exchange. And your fandom needs YOU to help make this the gayest holiday season ever!!

Gifts can be anything from a drabble to a full-length fic, an icon to a banner, a picspam to a fanvid. It only has to be something new, not previously posted elsewhere.

SIGN UP is HERE !!
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You are sooo good at this homosexual thing! [Sep. 13th, 2011|08:09 pm]
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All right, so I've been wondering something for a little while about a moment in QAF I can't seem to find. Now, mind you, I pride myself on having seen every episode many times, (I end every day by asking my roommates to give me a random season and episode number to watch.) but I can't seem to find an answer to my question in the context of the show. Hopefully, one of you lovely fans can help me out!

There are numerous references to Brian having told Justin that he wants to make him "the best homosexual he can possibly be." Just off the top of my head--Justin mentions it when he wants to be a dancer at Babylon (S2); he mentions it again during the whole Stockwell debacle with the posters (S3), and of course Brian tells Justin he's become the best homosexual he can possibly be in the finale (S5).

So my question is, do we ever actually see this happen? And if not, when would Brian have said something like that to Justin? My instinct would be early in the series when Justin was, how shall we say, puppy-like, and Brian was enjoying his status as an entity to be worshipped, but then again, I find it a little difficult to imagine season one Brian sitting Justin down and saying, "I'm going to teach you how to be as amazing as I am!" It just seems strange that he would have much of a conversation with Justin at all so early on.

What do you all think?? Did I just miss this completely? Has anyone tried their hand at writing this moment if it's not in the show? I'd love to read it!! Thanks!!!
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