Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 1)"There’s angst but it’s different. I think we’re rebelling now as a rock band. We’re trying to keep it pure, but we’re not playing victims anymore. We’ve realized that we’re one of the youngest bands at our size. So there’s a responsibility that comes with that, whether it’s to fans or to outside listeners who aren’t fans, to be the greatest American rock band. That was the goal. And it took a while to get there, but we’re just being the best My Chemical Romance that we can be."Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 1)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
“I write them wherever I may happen to be when I get hit with inspiration. A lot of times I just make notes of sentences. What I usually do is write paragraphs of free style, just really descriptive phrases and I’ll draw upon those phrases later. I try to get the sound before I get the lyrics.”
"Freedom is a real big theme. We needed freedom to happen for us on this record so
List of MCR plz accountsGerard and Mikey | Frank, Ray, and Bob | Slash, BL/ind, Other, Group, and StampsList of MCR plz accounts5 years ago in Personal More Like This
If I missed any, let me know!
Gerard-- a life in quotes (final part)“I had a discussion with Lindsey about [the new album] and I was like, ‘Wow, all this stuff I’m writing is kind of full of hate. I don’t know why that is.’ She’s like, ‘Cause you’re happy.’”Gerard-- a life in quotes (final part)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
“We have the best fans in the world because they are pretty much as crazy as we are.”
“I don’t know why but I’ve always hated myself. Hopefully that self-hate is growing into something else now; hopefully it’s grown into caring about myself and wanting to stay alive.”
“Nobody’s in the middle with us. It’s either ‘I love them’ or ‘I want to kill them’. People love us and believe in us or they want to see us destroyed. And I love that.”
“I needed [the support of my bandmates]. I’m still scared, though; I worry it could happen again and
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 3)“I wanted to challenge gender, abuse the audience. I didn’t want the girls to want to fuck me, I wanted the straight guys to want to fuck me.”Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 3)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
“It’s amazing to be here with people who love music in a non-violent way. If you’re mad, don’t throw a punch, don’t start a fire about it, don’t shout about it. Sing, that’s the most powerful weapon you have.”
"I thought if we made an album that tried to change the world, or give it hope, it would really happen. But all people found was death and destruction and misery and self-hate. I learned that the world doesn't want to be saved, and it will fucking punch you in the face if you try."
"Me and my kid brother used to grow up—we used to grow up? Everybody used to grow up! We had comics, and that’s the only thing we had to escape the kind of place we lived in. And it made us lift up our heads, make
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 2)“It’s more important to keep yourself alive, there’s nothing worth ever hurting yourself over. I mean, I’m a person that goes through a lot of depression, and stress, and things like that. I’m generally happier these days. But I have, it’s normal, it’s completely normal to be depressed. […] I think it’s just important that you keep yourself alive, you just stay fighting.”Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 2)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Yeah, obviously we use vampires as a metaphor for something else, something deeper than just the supernatural. But there's just something about the bloodsucking walking dead, that can say so much to people. There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you..."
"It all started off with the best intentions, but I took it too far and I ended up on a trip. There were some moments when I felt like I was on a crusade. I don’t k
Writing promptsIf you need writing prompts, look no further. Here are lists of prompts created by group members. Each are numbered so you have the option of choosing a few numbers and seeing what you come up with. (Example: you chose 4, 10, and 15 and look at the corresponding character, object, and mood to get your prompt.)Writing prompts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can find general prompts and writing tips from group members at the end of this page, as well as some helpful websites for writers.
Plot ideas: 1-20 | What if? scenarios: 1-19 | Dialogue: 1-28 | Sentences: 1-32 | Restrictions: 1-13 | 3-4 words you must use in the fic: 1-16 | One-word prompts: 1-26 | Two-four word prompts: 1-18 | Characters: 1-24 | Moods: 1-49 | Objects: 1-57 | Actions: 1-19
Killjoy Name-maker :DJust a random idea I had sometime ago...Killjoy Name-maker :D5 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who might have trouble thinking of a killjoy name for yourself or are just bored feel free to use it!
The name might sound odd or something, so if you want you can just mess around with the names. Just thought this would be cool.
Okay, this is the first part of your name. If your first name starts with the first letter here, the first part of your killjoy name is word next to it.
Now the second part of your name. If your last name starts with the first letter here, the word next to it is the last part of your killjoy name.
List of MCR plz accounts (part 2)Gerard and Mikey | Frank, Ray, and Bob | Slash, BL/ind, Other, Group, and StampsList of MCR plz accounts (part 2)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently dA put a limit on the amount of plzes you can have on one journal last night, so I've had to split these up. Here are the Frank, Ray, and Bob plzes. If I missed any, let me know!
MCR officially breaks up + Long essay from meMost of you know this already, but they posted this short blog on their website: http://www.mychemicalromance.com/blog/mcr/my-chemical-romanceMCR officially breaks up + Long essay from me3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
My Chemical Romance
Right now I can't believe it's real. It feels like a dream. What upsets me most isn't the loss of new music: I still like MCR, but they haven't been my favorite band for a long time. I'm not sure what happened, I guess I just "grew out" of the music and started listening to other things.
But I was still very invested in the guys and their lives, as well as the fandom here, and-- as silly as this sounds-- i
News on Gerard and Ray + and MikeyEdit: There's some news on Mikey after all: according to this article, he's performing backing vocals on one of Gerard's songs. Wow, a duet (kind of) with the Way brothers. Am I dreaming?News on Gerard and Ray + and Mikey1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Gerard won two Kerrang awards: Hero and (I've heard) Best Twitter. He also did an interview with BBC radio. You can listen to a clip here about the break-up and his upcoming music, and download the whole interview at the link provided. He also posted some selfies, including this gem:
There's also a new interview with Ray at
Frank and Pete comment on the break-upFrank blogged about the break-up on his site: http://www.frank-iero.com/ And Pete Wentz talked about it an interview: http://destroyanews.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/pete-wentz-talks-about-the-breakdown-of-my-chemical-romance/Frank and Pete comment on the break-up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Neither of them say much that we didn't already know, but it's still interesting.
Gerard actually posted an address for fans to send him mail: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/gerard_way_my_chemical_romance_posts_fan_mail_address_reflects_on_mcr_album Wonder how many fans are going to disregard the "don't make it weird" rule...
Also, Gerard, Frank, and Ray are apparently working with James Dewees on his new album: http://www.kerrang.com/blog/2013/03/three_members_of_mcr_linked_to.html
And Christopher Gutierrez (one of Mikey's friends) made a good Tumblr post that I think fans will appreciate: http://deadxstop.tumblr.com/post/46089580615/thank-you-friends
Finally, you've probably noticed this already, but Mikey's been tweeting again. Good for him.
Stalking vs. Normal Fan BehaviorMy Chemical Romance, as far back as I can remember, has never had a normal fan base. The fans have always had a certain passion and drive for the band that many other bands cannot replicate and arouse in their own fans. This devotion has led to good developments within the fan base with such projects like #Sing it for Japan, a music video driven by mostly fan made creations. Yet amidst all of this are some controversial acts of devotion that have sparked a split within much of the fan base in what is right or wrong.Stalking vs. Normal Fan Behavior3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The controversial behavior in question started to appear more frequently during the band’s Black Parade Tour in 2007. Video footage of fans stalking them to their hotel is all over YouTube: fans screaming for them to sign things well into the night. It should come to no surprise though. My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade had sold 1,169,697 copies in the U.S alone by August 25, 2007. It was certified as 2X Platinum in the UK. By 2010, in t
A lot of Gerard news + Even more newsEdit: It turns out that gwhiz138 was legit, and is now gerardway.com on Tumblr! I love the layout. The combination of black-and-white and colorful characters/concepts is awesome. He also has an official SoundCloud now: https://soundcloud.com/gerardway (Thanks Raven052 for the news.)A lot of Gerard news + Even more news2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can check out Gerard's duet with Mat Devine here: http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/wrongchilde_mat_devine_kill_hannah_gerard_way_falling_in_love_will_kill_you I love that Gerard came up with the idea of a male vocal duet--I haven't listened, but judging by the song and article, it's a song about love, and you never hear love songs with two male vocalists (or two female vocalists.) It's always a man and a woman. This makes me very happy.
He also drew a spot-on comic about Twitter for The Talkhouse: http://thetalkhouse.com/talks/gerard-way-my-chemical-romance-talks-twitter/ I think it'll be effective, because instead of directly calling p
Mikey finally tells his side of the story...aaaand, there was no cheating involved. You can read his tweet here: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rrjs19Mikey finally tells his side of the story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now that the air has cleared a bit, I feel like there's a lot of subjects that I need to clarify. As I've said before, my relationship with Sarah had absolutely nothing to do with the band breaking up. The band had dissolved prior to me and her ever being together, but it wasn't announced until much later. Secondly, the infamous Tumblr post that circulated the Internet was full of fudged facts in an attempt to embarrass Sarah and I. It was full of slanderous and untrue statements in an attempt to make a "good news story". In fact, much of it was directed at a person other than Sarah. It was blatantly made by a friend of my ex who did everything in their power to make us look like we were "horrible people". The fact that the post was magically deleted proves that the person knew I would find out their identity, and they would have faced serious consequences. Sarah and I di
Gerard addresses negative fan reactions + EditEdit: Gerard posted a letter about it an hour ago: https://twitter.com/gerardway/status/451766014389547008 I'm not entirely sure I understand it, but I think he means he's going to reduce fan interaction, stop following them for now, and keep talk about MCR to a minimum? I'm glad that he acknowledged the positive fans and showed that he appreciates them, but this whole situation makes me sad. Damn. He shouldn't have to do any of this. :/Gerard addresses negative fan reactions + Edit2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought this was worth a blog post, because it's attracted a lot of attention and opinions. Personally, I'm happy about it, but I'm interested in hearing what the fandom here thinks. This morning, Gerard informed us on Twitter that he was going to remove mychemicalromance.com from his Twitter bio, and that the MCROfficial Twitter would be taken down. He asked everyone to be respectful, but according to this blog post, that's not what happened. >_> So that prompted the following string of tweets
9/11-- Just a reminderMCRmy Boston made a good post and I think it should be reposted here:9/11-- Just a reminder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To those of you who are old enough to remember 9/11 you have some understanding of how horrible it was. I understand at this point, some of you were too young or just babies at the time, but I want to remind you that this is a serious thing and it's not to be confused as a celebration because MCR was formed from after it and it is not to be taken lightly so I hope that whatever you may say online today, on whatever site you go to, is respectful and tasteful on behalf of all MCR fans.
So just as a reminder, yes, something good came out of this tragedy, but please be respectful and don't try to use this as a party day. I think I can trust most people in this group not to do that but I'm posting this just in case.
Mood Meme for WritersMood Meme for Writers1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A while ago, a "mood meme" circulated the Internet where people would draw their characters with different expressions. I was thinking today that you could do the same thing, but with writing. That might sound too simple, or even impossible--what do you write? "She looked sad." "He felt happy." But it's a lot more complex than that, and the advice I'm about to show you completely changed my views on writing.
The first piece of advice comes from Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club.) The entire quote is here, and it's the single best piece of writing advice I've ever read. I've heard the "show, don't tell" rule before, but this explains it an entirely new way, and opened my eyes to a lot of "telling" that I didn't even know what I was doing. After you read it, I guarantee that your writing will become clearer and more vivid.
Gerard and his glassesI feel like this is worthy of a journal post.Gerard and his glasses1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Gerard's getting new glasses He posted a couple of pictures on Twitter:
I can't get over how much Gerard looks like Mikey in the second one. It's adorable. If we don't get a Way brothers glasses selfie, I'll be highly disappointed
Anyway, what are your thoughts?
Never Ending HappeningWell, this was a year like no other. Even though I knew that MCR would someday break up (and had the feeling that it would happen sooner rather than later), I still felt, in a way, that they would be around forever. The break-up was always some vague future event that they would never reach. The fandom would always be active, and MCR would always put out records or live in a constant state of "We're working on it!" I think I haven't accepted the break-up yet because I still feel, in a way, that it can't be over. How could such a huge, important part of my life ever permanently change?Never Ending Happening2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I still think that there's a small amount of hope, considering how abrupt and bizarre the whole thing was, and Frank's clearly not okay with it (and Mikey's hinted that he might miss MCR as well.) I'm not saying that they will get back together, but these guys clearly have unfinished business. This wasn't a grand finale, but a story cut short. I doubt that they'll get
Engagement!Engagement!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Mikey and Kristin got engaged last night Kristin's sister Janelle first broke the news on Instagram. Then Mikey tweeted simply "She said yes !" I love his small, genuine smile in that photo and Kristin's excited grin. I've never seen him happier than when he's with Kristin. Here's hoping they're together for a LONG time.
So when's the wedding?