Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Local Celebrity


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉 

So, this week's question is based on a true story. Sort of. 

What if you learned your next door neighbor was the parent of a rock star? 

(No, not me. I'm not telling you who I know who has the neighbor, and I'm not divulging the name of the rock star, primarily because I can never remember it...)

14 comments:

  1. Oh, I remember this tale. :) And think I recall who it was (from band Avenged Sevenfold, I believe). I'd probably say nothing but keep an extra watch on the neighborhood and just *happen* to check the mail when he came to visit. Heh...

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  2. That would be so awesome to live next door to a member of Avenged Sevenfold! Love that band. I wouldn't bug them, but hopefully I'd drop enough hints about how much I love the band that I would get to meet that member.

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  3. I'd bring a pan of brownies over to their house.

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  4. I'd treat them like any other next door neighbor. Rock stars visiting parents deserve their privacy! If mom or dad told me, and I was a fan, I'd probably say "hello," and let them know how much their music meant to me. Once. Then ignore them, or just wave if I happened to be outside when they visited.

    I've "met" a scant number of "celebrities" in public places, and didn't mention I knew who they were. Just talked to them like any average stranger met under the same circumstances.

    Now, Avenged Sevenfold? Never heard of them... her... him... it!

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    1. It's a band. Heavy metal. Sounds like a good plan.

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    2. Yeah. I like the way Lisa thinks. ~grin~ A one time remark would be plenty. Heh...

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  5. Wouldn't probably matter either way. I would just hope they are good neighbors :)

    betty

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  6. Hm, I'd be pretty surprised. Two of them are pretty close to my age, so it'd be impressive that they had a kid who became a rock star at such a young age.

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  7. I will be tempted to talk to him to see if I can write about what it means to be the parent of a rock star. :-)

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  8. If it were my current ones I'd be pretty surprised (one would have an unknown kid and the others some super talented 18 year olds lol) but really wouldn't care.

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