This makes me really sad.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/21/north-carolina-pastor-gay-rant-starvation_n_1533463.html
I could get really fucking pissed off and say that I hate this guy and everyone misusing 'amen' to what he was saying.
But, you know what, no. I'm going to be the better person here. I don't hate people, in fact, what I'm standing up for is love. Love. Not locking people who are just loving eachother in a giant pen with an electrocuted fence for the rest of their lives.
That is so cruel and unjust and, I'm just going to say it, fucking ridiculous, that I can't even wrap my mind around it. You're treating intelligent, loving, wonderful human beings as you would treat cockroaches. Not even that, with cockroaches you'd just step on 'em and that would be the end, but no, instead you want to slowly starve 'lesbians and queers' until they die. Do you even understand how painful a death by starvation is? Not to mention, they would be cut off from everyone else they happen to love.
And what, in th
deadmau5/Gerard collaboration + More music newsThe band added some studio pictures to their "Untitled Album" on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150689729667893.387570.9297927892&type=1 Nothing too revealing, though. I wonder if this will be another concept album or if they'll just tease us with studio photos.deadmau5/Gerard collaboration + More music news2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, Macy Gray did a beautiful cover of Teenagers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNWhtKhDl14&featurelayer_embedded Great re-interpretation of the song.
Frank tweeted a photo of a song timeline: http://lockerz.com/s/194890392 Not very informative, but good to know that they're working on new songs. (Thanks to kaymirtas for the news.)
He also posted this: http://lockerz.com/s/194890257 I guess he's making the point that they're throwing out their old style and trying something new.
The Internet is abuzz about deadmau5's collaboration with Gerard. Originally it was unconfirmed-- deadmau5 posted a track on his Livestream and fans thought they heard Gerard's voice. Later it was confirmed that h
"Killjoy Monday" + Bass + CancellationThis news comes from Hazel8131:"Killjoy Monday" + Bass + Cancellation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please re-post this and re-word however you like. In honor of KILLJOYS EVERYWHERE who have fallen to bullying and cruelty this coming Monday, December 12th is officially KILLJOY MONDAY, please wear an MCR shirt or your Killjoy gear and write "Stop the Hate" anywhere on yourself, hand, arm, neck, etc and take a picture! This coming Monday is as good a day as any, and I can think of NO BETTER WAY to spend it with my fellow Killjoys/MCRmy than for all of us to STAND UP AGAINST bullying, so do it for the world! Feel free to send the picture to Viva Vengeance at email@example.com
it wasnt my idea, it was a person on the mcr site's idea, but i think we should
This was posted on Twitter a few days ago, but I think it's worth a mention because it's pretty cool: Get a sneek peek of mikeyway's new Fender Squire Signature Bass coming in 2012: http://t.co/qUQUmpKV
MCRofficial also tweeted this, if you haven't seen it: My Chem is
20 Seconds.20 Seconds.2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Frank Iero and Gerard Way lay sprawled out on their backs in the trunk of Gerard's truck, staring up at the pollution fogged night sky.
"Jesus, Manhattan fucking wrecks the sky, huh," Frank said absently, hands behind his head.
Gerard glanced over at him, then nodded. "Yeah. But it's kinda nice, in a way."
Frank spectacularly eyerolled his gaze to Gerard's face. "The pollution is nice? How so?"
"Well, you know. It's...familiar. I mean, it would be great and all if the world was clean and healthy and New York didn't spew its shit into the sky all the time, but as it is, it's okay. It's what I've always known, I guess." He didn't meet Frank's gaze, just chewed his lip and swallowed nervously.
"Well, sure," Frank said quietly after a pause, "but didn't you ever like...want something different from usual? Out of the ordinary?"
Gerard was silent, then, "Not really. I like being normal."
Frank stared at him. "Says the boy who draws hordes of zombie unicorns disemboweling his enemies,
HopeThis actually gives me hope and I think that everyone should see this:Hope2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's talk about bullying.I know this may come as a shock to most of you (a-hem), but I was a weird kid. I was awkward. I had funny hair and bad skin. I liked creepy things. All those "mean" teachers who seemed like they hated everyone? They loved me. Meanwhile, some of the really popular teachers were calling my parents to express concern over the stories I wrote (for which I can't actually blame them. Subtlety, like pimples, takes time to master). So, yes, I got my share of bullying. Every day. Everywhere. And the sad part is? There were kids who had a rougher time of it than me, but I didn't feel like I could stand up for them without making my own situation worse.Let's talk about bullying.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It shouldn't be like that, but it still is. You can tell kids "It won't be like this forever" but it's impossible to see that far ahead when just getting through each day without being noticed is an impossible feat. Just when you think you've had a good day, some well-meaning Home Ec teacher gives you an award in front of the whole school
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)2 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 (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)2 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
Funniest thing I've heard a teacher say... Stamps ||Funniest thing I've heard a teacher say...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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"You're capable of a better result than that"
"You almost had me there for a second!"
Funniest (or unintentionally funniest) thing you've ever heard a teacher say?
Happy birthday GerardHappy 35th birthday Gerard. Some birthday gems from the group gallery:Happy birthday Gerard2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, enjoy this cute picture of Gerard, Mikey, and Ray that was taken a few days ago: http://mcrupdates.tumblr.com/post/20667174036/gerard-way-ray-toro-and-mikey-way-visit-normans
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)2 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
Keep Your Religion Out of My Governmenthttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2012%2F03%2F03%2FMN3Q1N9EV9.DTLKeep Your Religion Out of My Government2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My primary issue with the article above is that Rick Santorum wishes to amend the Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage and unmarry all of the gay couples in America.
Typically, one would think of marriage as a basic freedom in which all may practice. But this is often challenged with the fact that marriage is a Catholic practice. So here's my question:
So fucking what?
By that standards is gay marriage anti-Christ? Before I was an atheist, I was a bisexual Catholic. Do you think god's going to send me to hell just because I'm not straight?
I go out of my way to help people. I do community service, I'm a generally kind person, I help people~. Do you think god's going to take all of my kind behaviors into consideration and then negate them because I like women?
It's just not rational, folks. Does my sexuality conflict with your religion so much that you need to ban my right to become uni
Gerard Way Quotes :D"Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person. "Gerard Way Quotes :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive."
"Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary."
"Hey, girls, you're beautiful. Don't look at those stupid magazines with sticklike models. Eat healthy and exercise. That's all. Don't let anyone tell you you're not good enough. You're good enough, you are too good. Love your family with all your heart and listen to it. You are gorgeous, whether you're a size 4 or 14. It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, as long as you're a good person, as long as you respect others. I know it's been told hundreds of times before, but it's true. Hey, girls, you are beautiful."
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching"
"no matter how ugly the world gets or how stupid it shows me it is, I always have faith"
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)2 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
Day 39.Thursday, March 29Day 39.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The strangest thing happened today. When I walked out of my apartment, Frank was there, sitting by the door. I jumped, of course. Why wouldn't I? And Frank slowly raised himself up and tried to be eye level with me. He sorta stared me down, and then he only said that he was spending the night here. He walked into the house, dragging a bag behind him. I didn't even see the bag.
I don't really wanna question why he's staying here, but I feel like I should.
Frank mentioned seeing Jamia's parents over the whole ordeal, and that he wanted to skip it, but I'm not sure I heard him correctly…
Frank didn't want to skip meeting his soon-to-be in-laws.
Frank didn't want an abortion.
Frank doesn't want to cuddle.
Frank isn't curled up to my side.
Word Count: 139.
(OOC: Written by: sfregiato.)
I cried when I saw this.. so amazing :'3You know that band?I cried when I saw this.. so amazing :'32 years ago in Personal More Like This
The one with the guitar god who doesn't seem to get enough recognition most the time?
The one with the amazing bass player with the awkward knees and a good heart?
The one with the rhythm guitarist whose laughter lights up a room?
The one with the lead vocalist who puts everything he's got into every performance?
You know the band.
The band whose lead singer was drunk for 3 straight years, and got clean in 17 days?
The band whose bass player had a mental breakdown, and still returned to record the rest of an album?
The band whose rhythm guitarist once played a show hooked up to an oxygen tank?
The band whose lead guitarist had to watch his best friends go through this and try to hold the band together at the same time?
You know that band.
My Chemical Romance.
The social rejects from New Jersey who wanted to make a difference, make some music, and maybe lower the suicide rate.
The ones who have to put up with labels that can be as small as "dark" or as extreme as "su
Frank.I always thought you hated this thing—the journal, I mean. You always had a look of disgust or loathing whenever you dragged this thing out. Well, you did that when I was locked in your room, when, um, the dragon (was that what you called Dr. Miller?) first got you one. I didn't really know how difficult it was for you to express your feelings then, but I began to realize when you yelled at me when I told you it was going to be okay.Frank.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ah, yes, good times.
You're probably wondering—well, if you can wonder, I'm not sure—how I exactly knew you called Miller the dragon. I walked into the bedroom after our little dispute we had Christmas day—I'm sorry about that by the way—and I saw you sleeping with Boo by your head. And in your arms was this journal. I didn't even know you still wrote in this. I always thought you just locked me out of the bedroom for several minutes a night just to be an asshole, but I guess you were writing in this.
Your handwriting is really messy, too. I can s
Bullying is SeriousA teacher taught her class about bullying today, and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper, then told them to crumple it, stomp on it, and mess it up, but not to rip it apart.Bullying is Serious2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then she told them that they had to unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry.
Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it.
That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.
Interview with deadmau5 about GerardRead it and watch the video here: http://live105.cbslocal.com/2012/08/21/deadmau5-talks-his-organic-collaboration-with-my-chemical-romances-gerard-way/Interview with deadmau5 about Gerard2 years ago in Personal More Like This
During an exclusive interview with KROQ jock Stryker, EDM superstar Deadmau5 talked about his recent collaboration with My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, the song “Professional Griefers,” and how it came together organically.
“I haven’t really known him that long in the way that I’d like to say, ‘I know that guy,’” Deadmaus said regarding his relationship with the MCR singer. “I don’t 100 percent know Gerard or where his head’s at, but I like where it’s going. I kind of connected with him on the level that he’s almost in the same position I am. He’s amid a sea of emo rock bands, you know what I mean? I’m in the middle of a sea of DJs and stuff like that, so we both had that connection. I felt it was a kind of cool collab, b
Inspiration feature (part 1)I’ve been collecting great photos for inspiration and at times like this I wish I had a photography group, because I found some truly amazing pictures that deserve to be featured. Well I’m not making a photography group, but I found dozens of photos that aren’t officially Killjoy-related but remind me a lot of the concept. I think a lot of these are very inspiring, so hopefully you think so too. First are two Killjoy features, then one for the desert and BL/ind / Battery City.Inspiration feature (part 1)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: These photos are NOT stock, so do not use them in photomanips or drawings without permission.
Also, remember that none of these are intentionally Killjoy-related, so it’s not wise to try submitting them to MCR groups or anything.
Hide-and-seek_2 by Katarinkaslayer by nylonjuvenile
smokers season by vicious-murder:thu
Danger Days Anniversary!Hello,Danger Days Anniversary!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today the album Danger Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys.
I think there is a discussion on the website, but I'm not so sure.
Anyway, happy anniversary Killjoys!
Devious Journal EntryUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
Frank and Zacky + Gerard QuotesFrank and Zacky (from Avenged Sevenfold) have made a couple of videos: http://mcrupdates.tumblr.com/post/20363705254/frank-iero-met-with-zacky-vengeance-at-his-old http://mcrupdates.tumblr.com/post/20363917835/frank-iero-sat-down-with-zacky-vengeance-at More to come this Thursday. (I'm guessing that's what Frank's Twitter countdown is about.)Frank and Zacky + Gerard Quotes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, please post your favorite Gerard quotes here. (They will be used for something soon.)
a letter.It took me a while to think up of how to write this, because... well, the words wouldn't come to me as easily as they used to, but I guess that's just my fault. I, I, never mind.a letter.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I, no. I wanted to say that these past three years were the worst ones of my entire life, and I don't say that that often. I used to think my childhood was hard, because of my parents divorcing, and my brother and I getting into situations brothers shouldn't be under my bed, but, but... I can honestly say those times were pleasant compared to what I've experienced recently.
I know I probably sound like a pussy and a wimp and all this stuff, but, but I just can't do it anymore, and I blame him.
He knows what's wrong with me, and he doesn't care. He just carried on like he usually did when he was younger. He, he, he should have known that by agreeing to move in with me, he would have to grow up a little to be able to deal with me. Being locked up in my room didn't show him the real me—that was only
NME Awards 2012Hey guys!NME Awards 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
So guess what?
My Chemical Romance is nominated for 3 things this year in the NME Awards of 2012! (Isn't that awesome?!)
Gerard Way, the person we all love and care about, is nominated for Hottest Man! (eeek!)
MCR is nominated for Best Fan Community! <3
And they are also nominated for Music Moment of the year! (MCR and Brian May at Reading)
So we really need to get our butts in gear and vote vote vote!
Link to the voting: http://www.nme.com/awardsvote