Long tweet from Gerard about the end of the bandGerard just posted a very long tweet: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rjdh4fLong tweet from Gerard about the end of the band2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The explanation is kind of of vague, but he makes two things clear: the band didn't end due to scandal or argument, and MCR is indeed done. So whether the fan theories about legal issues are true or not, the break-up is permanent, and it wasn't quite as abrupt as it seemed.
As incredibly disappointing as this is, I'm glad he said this early on so we can stop pondering over theories and start to move on with our lives. While I thought the theories were interesting, I worried that they brought false hope and dragged this on longer than necessary. Now we finally have to put MCR to rest.
But even though MCR is over, the guys' stories certainly aren't. I just hope they find happiness in whatever they do.
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)3 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
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)3 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)3 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)3 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
List of MCR plz accountsGerard and Mikey | Frank, Ray, and Bob | Slash, BL/ind, Other, Group, and StampsList of MCR plz accounts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If I missed any, let me know!
Blog for facts and theories about the break-upNormally I don’t post rumors or theories in this group, especially at a time like this when it could cause false hope, but some very interesting information has surfaced (and will probably continue to surface), so here’s a blog post to hold it all. Will edit it when more important information is found. Please remember that most of this (except the Dewees interview) is speculation and has not been verified at the time of writing this.Blog for facts and theories about the break-up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Mikey Way tweeted about the incident:
I want to thank everybody who helped make the past 12 years an unforgettable journey for me. Family, friends and fans- Thank You
For the record, my relationship has absolutely nothing to do with what just happened. They are completely seperate
Well, I guess that nullifies the "Warner was trying to kick Mikey out because of bad PR" theory, but the legal issues could still be a reality.
Edit 2: Kerrang
An Easter GreetingHello, Killjoys. As Dracushit, the Draculoid designated to monitor this group, I’ve been ordered to pass along this message from Better Living Industries:An Easter Greeting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good day, Killjoys. A joyful Easter to all of you. When you sit down to your dinners of canned ham, pasta noodles, Power Pup, and disease-infested ground water, know that Battery City is thinking of you. We’ve made several improvements to BL/indNet, including opening a public forum which is already lively with discussion:
“i took a dracs glove & pooped in it & gave it back to him lol #thuglife”
“IF BEING GAY ISNT A CHOICE THEN WHY DOES POISON /CHOOSE/ TO BANG OTHER MEN”
“wtf no one told me poison was gay, ugh my life is over man”
“URGENT: Can you roll power pup in a joint and smoke it”
“guys whats the name of the fic where korse uses ghouls spit as hair remover????”
“Ok I don’t get why random killjoys cant just walk into the diner and say
Killjoy Name-maker :DJust a random idea I had sometime ago...Killjoy Name-maker :D4 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.
MCR Poster ContestI think movie posters are an underappreciated art. It's not true that they have no emotion: the best posters are clever, artistic, and so eye-catching that you just can't wait for the film. For this contest, you have two options:MCR Poster Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Create a poster for an MCR movie. This can be a biographical movie about the band, or a film about one of the album's storylines (Revenge, Killjoys, etc.) You could also take a song or lyric and create a film poster around it, as artists on Tumblr have done in the past.
2. Create a propaganda poster for Better Living or the Killjoys. Someone mentioned this in the survey, and I've thought about making it a seperate contest before, but I decided to make it an option here instead. Imagine that BL/ind or the Killjoys tried to recruit people or sway them to follow their beliefs. What would their posters look like?
Some examples of movie posters:
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-up2 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.
Killjoy comic previewA four-page preview of the Killjoy comic was released: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/43502243294/free-comic-book-day-killjoys-preview-via-cbr Your thoughts?Killjoy comic preview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Factory dolls are NOT whoresHi guys!Factory dolls are NOT whores2 years ago in Personal More Like This
first, I really appreciate your comments about my repaintings, you told me a lot you like how I give her a sweeter touch, but also I've read too many comments saying their factory makeup and clothes make them look like bitches, sluts, whores etc (and not only monster high, also bratz and barbie dolls). and I have to say I completely disagree.
Companies make llamative dolls with a lot of colors because they want to sell, and it's easier to sell a glamurous doll than a natural doll that looks like any girl you can find walking in the street. They know how to make buisness, and they do it perfectly.
Now, the image they give:
a lot of people say that kind of dolls aren't appropiated for little girls. I don't know what they mean exactly with little girls, but as I know the monster high dolls have like 1600 years (except Frankie, who is 16 years old, but I don't know if there's more exceptions), what translated into human years is 16 years. A 16 years old girl isn't very "little" to
Some words on the cheating scandalThis hasn’t been confirmed by the band (at the time of writing this), but there’s very strong evidence that Mikey has cheated on Alicia with another woman, who he’s now engaged to. Normally I wouldn’t bring this up until it was officially confirmed, but I do think certain things need to be said.Some words on the cheating scandal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, here’s the story: a woman named Sarah (I’ve heard she’s a 20-year-old model) posted photos on her Instagram of her and Mikey kissing and cuddling, and claimed to be engaged to him. Here are the photos: http://ffrankiero.tumblr.com/post/41569121654/moette-what-the-hell-is-going-on-im-so (She made her Instagram private after fans found it and started commenting.)
At first people thought that Mikey and Alicia broke up and didn’t tell anyone, but Alicia tweeted she’s devastated (she’s since made her account private), and Lyn-Z has backed her up and made angry tweets that are presumably about Mikey. So apparently this was news
WTF is wrong with people?Hi guys!WTF is wrong with people?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll never understand people, seriously T_T
do you remember what I wrote about an exchange about minifee rheia heads? I regretted in the last minute and I know that wasn't good for my part, but I did, I recognized it, I apologized to her and she gave me the option of buying her head. She didn't say anything about just sending it back to her and I really liked her offer, so I bough her minifee head.
There wasn't bad manners, insults or any kind of complain, so it seems to have end pacifically and in agree from both parts.
That was the saturday, and today (monday) an unknown girl added me and sent me a private message like crazy, calling me thief and grifter because she said I lied to that girl, who is her friend, because "I didn't want to send the head back to her and I almost forced her to sell it to me".
I explained to her everything that happened, but she didn't want to hear, she just wanted to argue and start a fight T_T
and I wonder, if I hadn't any problem
ZawArt Artbook!!!ZawArt Artbook!!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can now order my Artbook!!!
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First, send cash on paypal- email@example.com
Then, write me a email with your adress on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Find me on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Forest-Forge/262433637196025
And first happy faces with my artbook!
WIN: A copy of Adobe Master Class: Illustrator[Edit]Just over a day until this closes! Remember to read the rules, if you don't follow them all/aren't eligible, you can not has book goodness![/Edit]WIN: A copy of Adobe Master Class: Illustrator2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thank you so much for your birthday wishes, I appreciate it - although let's not acknowledge that I'm getting older mkay?
So let's get down to it... I've been given a load of copies of my book Adobe Master Class: Illustrator and I've recently given one away via my Facebook page (ps: go likie!) and I'm planning to do the same here! Read on to find out more...
All you have to do to enter is to be devwatching me (well dur that's how you're reading this!) and leave a comment and +fav! I'm going to be randomly picking which person wins, so what you leave as a comment is up to you, as long as it's a positive comment! Let's make this a good, positive event!
Here are the rules:
1) You must be devwatching me
SCARECROW lyrics + Photography = Visual poetrySomething that I came up with while browsing photographs. Enjoy (If you want to do your own, note me.)SCARECROW lyrics + Photography = Visual poetry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Move your body when the sunlight dies
Everybody hide your body from the scarecrow
Make a wish when your childhood dies
Hear the knock, knock, knock when she cries
We're all alone tonight
Hold your breath when a black bird flies
Count to seventeen and close your eyes
I'll keep you safe inside
He burns my skin
Nevermind about the shape I'm in
the Great Below_1 by Rilrae
I'll keep you safe tonight
after the ending by sandflower1989
Blow a kiss at the methane skies
War Within A Breath by adey7
See the walls through your playground eyes
eye by gabby89831
We're all in love tonight
tunellll by cllozdemir
Leave a dream where the fallout lies
fragile dreams.. by tju-tjuu
Watch it grow where the tearstain dries
Gerard's Twitter Icon WinnersGerard's Twitter icon contest had a lot of incredible entries, and I want to give them some recognition. Some group members generously donated prizes, so I've chosen first, second, and third place entries, as well as seven runner-ups. (By the way, this isn't to criticize/undermine Gerard's choices, I just want to give some credit to the excellent entries on DeviantART.)Gerard's Twitter Icon Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First, an honorable mention for a couple of phenomenal artists who aren't on DeviantART: Blade Runner Gerard by Artist Jane Bush, and this awesome cyberpunk entry. If you've seen any other great entries on Tumblr or Twitter who need to be seen, feel free to link them in the comments.
And now, here are the winners.
SING lyrics + Photography = Visual poetrySome of you might remember when I did this: http://mcrdeviantclub.deviantart.com/journal/SCARECROW-lyrics-Photography-Visual-poetry-317796484 I made one for SING a while ago, but kept forgetting to post it for some reason. Here it is.SING lyrics + Photography = Visual poetry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sing it out
Boy, you've got to see what tomorrow brings
Sing it out
Girl, you've got to be what tomorrow needs
For every time that they want to count you out
Use your voice every single time you open up your mouth
Sing it out, boy they're gonna sell what tomorrow means
Sing it out, girl before they kill what tomorrow brings
You've got to make a choice
If the music drowns you out
And raise your voice
Every single time they try and shut your mouth
Cleaned-up corporation progress
untrusted heart by ucilito
Dying in the process
veil by SuzyTheButcher
Children that can talk a
The haircut revealedA photo of Gerard without the hat: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/40427360151/pandaaadrew-i-just-met-gerardway-d-coolest His hair looks pretty cute to me.The haircut revealed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some new photos of Gerard at a comic book shop: http://fieryautocrashes.tumblr.com/post/40317049017/was-wondering-why-gerard-was-in-detroit-so-it-ends https://twitter.com/Rei_Hiroki/status/290149881778163713 Well, that's a different look (Credit to mychemicalcollective for the links.)
You can read more about his visit here: https://www.facebook.com/MCRmyBoston/posts/535949503111380
Also, MCRmy Boston did an awesome interview with me that you can read here: https://www.facebook.com/MCRmyBoston/posts/460722357310793
San Francisco deviantMEET Wrap-up! DeviantMEET in San Francisco!San Francisco deviantMEET Wrap-up!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On Saturday, February 18th, Heidi, mattdanna, thesmallwonder, draweverywhere, and I headed up north to San Francisco, California for our Seven Deadly Sins deviantMEET. We were there to celebrate Anarki3000's winning work from the Seven Deadly Sins contest, recreated as a billboard -- and we have to say, it looked amazing!
Photo credit: killjoy72, calanjackal, and mattdanna
Unfortunately, Anarki3000 couldn't make it, due to difficulties receiving a passport and visa in time for the trip. As hard as we tried, the Romanian embassy couldn't process his paperwork quickly enough. Though he couldn't be there in person, we celebrated wi
Interview with KalaxXx (worked as the band's tech)1.How did you get the job? How long did you work for the band?Interview with KalaxXx (worked as the band's tech)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a few good contacts that helped me get a place in the crew, apart from that I had to do 6 months of live sound training prior in this place in Dublin to just apply for it. Luckily i succeeded and I ended up latching on to the Europe tour in 2011. I'm only young (I was the baby of the tour) and last year,which was my Sophomore year, you don't do that much in Ireland so my school gave me a month's leave but I was away for about 3 weeks, the 4th week was for recovery and getting used to decent food again.
2.What exactly did you have to do?
I had a few different jobs. My main one had the title of 'Audio Technician' if you want to be exact but it's just fancy for roadie, I did some work on the front of house (the soundboard) and made sure that everything was working and plugged in. I also carried a shit load of guitars and brought equipment to and from places which is much much much harder than it sounds, especially if yo
how to be randomly burdened by goldfish1. sit on the couch enjoying your freshly made fried ricehow to be randomly burdened by goldfish3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. watch ghost in the shell
3. enjoy free life while it lasts
4. freak out when dogs start barking at the door
5. "enjoy" the presence of your roommate's girlfriend's friends
6. get offered two goldfish in a styrofoam cup
7. think it over for .2 seconds before asking the question "if i don't take them, what will happen"
8. receive the answer "they'll die" and rise from your comfy couch to take the goldfish
9. congratulations, you have randomly been burdened by goldfish
10. walk around for the next 30 minutes saying "bowl"
11. keep looking for a bowl
12. .. still looking
13. fuck it, this'll do
14. prepare your containment thing (i used a pitcher) for your goldfish
15. accidentally knock over the styrofoam cup with your boob
16. watch as your fish fall slow motion to the ground
17. play the "how many curse words can you say in 10 seconds" game
18. apologize at least 79 times to the goldfish as you find them clean water