Originally posted on the Cheesecake Archive, but since that site has become increasingly unreliable, I'm re-hosting it here.
Radiohead's Loophole competition brings together a disparate group of fans online, to form a close community, united by friendship, relationships, sex, bands, collaborations and connections both musical and personal - mostly with each other, but also sometimes with Radiohead themselves.
This is primarily a story about fandom, and internet communities. Although Radiohead do appear throughout the story (as well as guest appearances from Nigel, Four Tet, and thinly veiled ciphers for various artists mostly on the Hyperdub and Brainfeeder labels) the main focus of the story, and the main characters are all fans. At least, until until the second half, when Radiohead go on tour, and real life and internet fandom collide head on, and members of Radiohead join the cast properly.
Given that the action takes place mostly in cyberspace, there's not much to have to warn for. Just the usual flaming, trolling and occasional internet bullying, much of which has racist and sexist overtones. Also, warning: MAY CONTAIN DUBSTEP.
Fandoms: Radiohead (Band), Thom Yorke RPF, Bandom
2 Dec 2012
Thom mistakenly agrees to an interview with a "Feminist Porn Magazine." Complications ensue. Sexy complications.
Advance notice, the ending is pretty grim, so consider yourselves warned.
Inspired by many, many Thom Yorke interviews I've read/watched on the internet, this is an attempt to construct a kind of character-sketch of a quintessential "Thom Yorke Interview" - but also very clearly inspired by a specific interview where Thom had such chemistry - such specifically sexual chemistry - with the interviewer that I wanted to explore that, and answer the question "What if they acted on that...?"
This story also contains alternate lifestyles, frank discussion of Asexuality, consensual but very rough and sometimes violent sex, paganism, folk dancing, wife-swapping, cheese-eating vegans, and also lesbians. Do not read if offended by any of this.