This is just a pretty important note concerning First of the Gang; not about that I can’t write or something-I actually finished the last chapter today, wooh for mah consistent writing skillz!-just that I got some criticism this week from this chick in my English class and I got a wee bit huffy and defensive, because, being honest, this story is like my child and I don’t lie it when people pick at it.
(My gay, Great Depression, fictional Mafia child, that is.)
Now, before I start, just lemme get one thing straight; I’m not an arrogant person. I know that’s how it’s gonna sound like in a minute, but I’m really not. I don’t love myself; I don’t think I’m God’s gift to readers everywhere; I don’t make out with the mirror.
But it’s just that certain things were said to me about the story that could be interpreted a different way. So I want to clear those things up and we can get on with our fan fiction lives.
Possible Claims Made About FOTGTD From Some Bitch In My Class As She Read My Paper Over My Shoulder
Bold: my response
1. Not all Italians are in the Mafia, ya know.
I know several Italians and they’re all really nice, really friendly lads. In fact, several of them have helped with this story. But the Mafia is Italian. They don’t allow people from, I dunno, Mongolia in it. You have to be Italian in some sort-it says that in the Omerta; that’s the pledge they make at the very start when they swear into the Cosa.
2. Your Italian is pretty bad.
I know that, and I apologize. I speak four languages fluently, and unfortunately Italian is not one, though I really wish it was. I use my friend’s eighth grade Italian textbook to write sentences because I have made a vow not to step near that festering hellhole we call Google Translate. I would also just like to say that English isn’t my first language either, so you can cut me a little slack if my Italian is not up to your standards.
3. You make some people (i.e. Donald Way, Marilyn Manson, Mikey Way) terrible and they could be lovely in real life.
Again, I am aware of that. I said at the start of the story; this is completely fictitious. I am not going to repeat myself about owning people from MCR. You should know by now I have not kidnapped Gerard Way and Frank Iero and made them read my fan fictions.
4. Frank is waaaay too sensitive.
Oh yeah? You a rape victim? I swear, loadsa people have said this to me,about Frank being too nervous and shy and stuff, too submissive to Gerard. I ain’t getting into this but rape is the most brutal and disguting thing on this planet. I have vented my views on rape in #69.
5. You have such a weird taste in music.
I will take this as a compliment.
6. Gerard likes Frank too much.
I actually got this comment off her. I was like, ‘what the fuck? They. Are. Fricking. IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER. IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE FUCKING FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS OVER HERE!!’
7. How come Frank never calls Gerard ‘baby, honey’ ect? Seems weird.
*shrugs* I just figure that’s how Frank rolls is all. How his character is. It’s like how Gerard wouldn’t be all girly and effeminate-it doesn’t mean he doesn’t love him or whatever, it just means he’s not into that.
8. Your stories are very, very depressing.
It’s kinda weird since I’m kinda happy person. I take to my keyboard and try to do my best but then sadness happens. I wish I had the ability to make stories real happy and stuff; I really wish I could.
9. Your writing style is pretty weird.
I regret nothing.
10. So...is Gerard Way a real person or what?