Hello turtles! This is one of the official Paradise Fears fanblogs! Join me, and of course, the lovely men in Paradise Fears on this journey of fangirling and perfection! Paradise Fears is Cole Andre, Jordan Merrigan, Sam Miller, Lucas Zimmerman, Marcus Sand, and Michael Walker. If you have a question, feel free to ask, but make sure to look at the FAQ first. I love hearing other people's stories, so feel free to submit anything. Welcome, turtles, and enjoy my blog! Follow me on twitter @FyeahPF people falling on me
Actually, I don’t get asked questions a lot, but this is pretty much the answers I’ll give to most questions.
Do any of the guys have girlfriends?
I do not know any intimate details about the boys’ lives. I probably know less than you do. Don’t ask me this type of question because I don’t know, and honestly I don’t care. It really doesn’t matter if they do or don’t.
When are their birthdays?
Lou- July 27, 1993
Marcus- October 11, 1991
Sam- October 12, 1991
Cole- October 30, 1991
Jordan- November 27, 1989
Michael- December 27, 1991
What are their full names?
Samuel Stephen Tyler Miller
Cole Douglas Andre
Michael Jeremiah Walker
Marcus Alexander Sand
Lucas Paul Zimmerman (LPZ!)
Jordan Michael Merrigan
Do the guys have siblings?
Sam: 3 brothers: Seth, Caleb, Joe; 1 sister: Leah
Cole: 1 brother: Carter; 1 sister: Tori
Lucas: 1 brother: Jack; 1 sister: Katie; and a few half/step-siblings
Jordan: 1 sister: Sarah
Michael: 2 sisters: Alexa, Heather
Marcus: 2 sisters: Bethany, Brittany; 3 brothers: Matt, Michael, Mitchell
Why are fans called turtles?
Their band name was originally (for a very short period of time) Paradise Fears the Turtle. They soon dropped “the turtle”, and then in the summer of 2011, a clever PF fan blogger randomly called her followers turtles one night, and then a twitter war broke out. Turtles or Drop Outs, though it was a pretty unanimous vote to turtles. So, here we are, the Paradise Fears Turtles!
What does “dece” mean?
Basically, it’s an adjective. It’s kinda like “cool”, “rad”, “nice”. It doesn’t really have a definition. It’s just… you describe stuff with it…
Why is Michael called “Guns”?
On one of their first tours, the drummer of one of the other bands was giving everyone nicknames. He called Michael “machine guns”, because, despite how quiet Michael is, the drummer had a feeling Michael could snap at any given moment and kill them all. So, over time, the name whittled down to “Guns”.
Who is Jade? Is she dating (insert name of band member)?
Jade Van Kley is a very close friend of Paradise Fears. They all grew up together, and Jade runs some of the social media stuff for the band. No, she is not dating any of the guys, I promise. She also takes a lot of really incredible pictures of the guys. I know how much you want her pictures on your blog, but please, make sure that if you use her photos, you source them to her. Her tumblr is jade-vk. Memorize it.
Who is Tiffany? Is she dating (insert band member here)?
Tiffany Taylor is another good friend of the guys. She currently runs a lot of social media stuff for the guys. No, she is not dating any of the guys. Follow her tumblr and twitter, and learn more about her and her fantabulousness.
How was Paradise Fears at your house?!?!
They’ve done several “Living Room Tours”. That means that as they traveled the country, promoting themselves while following the tours of popular bands, they would book private house shows for fans along the way. It served the double purpose of 1) having a personal experience with fans 2) having a place to eat and sleep every night.
How can I get The Secret To Dropping Out?
You can’t get it legally anymore. They sold all the copies every made, and they aren’t making any more. Sorry… But you can always look around the internet for a download.
I love your blog!
Thank you so much! That really means a lot. It does. If you send me this type of message, I’ll probably end up keeping it for a pick-me-up on a bad day. But really. Thank you.
Do you follow back?
I often check out people’s blogs that follow me, and sometimes I do follow back, but if I do, you’ll see my personal, which is ripplingmirrors.
Promo for promo?
mmm…. no thanks. Nothing against you or your blog. I just don’t really do that. Especially not when I’m asked to.
Can I add you on facebook?
If you find me on facebook, I mean, you can add me if you want, but I can’t guarantee that I’ll accept it.
What’s with the days of the week?
Samurday/ Sam Saturday
these are the PF days of the week. There was really nothing special to start it. It came about from one of the street teams, and it stuck.
However, the guys decided to use these again, and so every Tuesday, they will upload a video on youtube for us to celebrate Turtle Tuesday.
How can I get in touch with the boys?
If you have a “band business” question, like about cost of things, and such, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you just want to talk to the individual guys, get in touch with them on their individual facebooks and twitters.
If you have a “random question” for the whole band, you can ask on their tumblr or formspring.
You can find the links on the Links page.
What are the guys’ favorite candy?
Lou- gummy worms
Marcus- laffy taffy
Michael- I think Twix
What does “for days” mean? Where did it come from? etc.
Lucas and Cole, I think, came up with it and then the rest of the band picked up on it, and then the turtle nation picked up on it. So, it’s sort of an inside joke with the band, so that’s pretty cool. But basically it just means like a long time. like “laughing for days”. :)
Where’s the interview the guys did for you?
How tall are the guys?
Do the guys have a P.O. box?
PO Box 391
Vermillion, SD 57069
What are the lyrics to the songs in The Secret To Dropping Out?
I posted them here
What are the names of all of Paradise Fears’ songs?
I have a master list that I will keep updated here
Example email about a house party:
Hey, I’d like to have a house party. When would the guys be in (your area), and how much would it probably be? Thanks
Any other questions, please feel free to ask. You can ask these questions, too, but I might just put a link to this page, or I might be a smartass to you. Don’t be offended. It happens…