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
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
My Chemical Romance's most inspirational quotes"Hey, girls, you're beautiful. 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. 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."My Chemical Romance's most inspirational quotes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"If for one minute you think you're better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about."
"Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary."
"Be yourself, don't take anyone's crap, and never let them t
Art-just some awesome featuresJust some awesome art I found here on deviantart:Art-just some awesome features3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reptilia by masateruLocked Away by escumeJulian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajnaGandalf by francoclun
:thumb245230498:Coeur de pirate by neo-innovTo Die for by CellesriaRusalka by KaelyceaI need No Name, No Mask now...I'm free as a Fly by borda:thumb306636465:Mr. SpaceCat by lora-zombie
Terrible Weakness by davepalumbo:thumb306634976::thumb309781732:Stop! by dreammiadreamred cross by ShayneOtheDeadGolden dust by Vetrova:thumb270892521:
In and Out by rhuuWhisper sweet nothings by rhuuclocktopuscity [clock] by andyvanoverberghethe waiting by insaneKaffeineArtwork for Clinique: Bloom by behindinfinityBig mac meal (revisited) by Andrewnewtonartfaces by DanNeamu
For the Jar of Hearts by alexandramanukyanwarrior 4 by wlopCorps, crane et amortisseur by nidhaladn:thumb313177600:Saturn devouring his children by hypnothalamusPollution by PEHDTSCKJMBAPathfinder Comic cover 1 by theirison
Pathfinder comic cover 2 by theirisonTrapped by ellegottziNexus 6 by SidiussYour bewitched words in my ... by Italia-Ruotolo-Art:thumb313473963:untitled by opriscospring by oprisco
Red for Axelle by TheJoanaPADJdemon by 14th-divisionMake-Shift Angel VI: Anonymous by ArdenEllenNixonFlame Angel by HellobabyKorra Aura by Artgerm:thumb312330930:She calls the Crows by enmi
Rebirth by batteryliwhite horse by batteryli:thumb311874213
Info on the new albumGerard talked about the upcoming album on "Spoilers": http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/gerard_way_discusses_my_chemical_romances_5th_album_on_spoilers_with_kevin?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=altpressInfo on the new album3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He said, MCR 5, as he is calling it while it is in-progress, is "going rather quickly" and that the album is "very dark so far."
The album, Way hints, will also include the band's wearing costumes. He told Kevin Smith he's meeting with Colleen Atwood, who had designed the band's costumes since The Black Parade, soon to work out the costumes to accompany the next album.
Gerard also played "Small Petunia Of The Galaxy," a song he wrote for his daughter, from his iPhone during the interview.
Also if you're wondering why there hasn't been a discussion post recently, I've been working on one for a while but it's giving me a lot of trouble. Let me know if any of you want to write one. Surely there's SOMETHING you want to talk about.
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
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
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 news4 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
We'll always remember you....12 years of passion of inspiring.We'll always remember you....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's all ended.
2 years you have been with me.
And now you've left.
All I can do is cry.
But I'll die remembering you.
... TODDLERS!!!*to the tune of MCR's Teenagers, which I don't own*... TODDLERS!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
They're gonna muck up your looks
And pour your paint on your books
To make an idiot out of you
Because they scream at thier mum
When they are cleaning thier bum
And feed the elephants cakes at the zoo
They throw thier toys out the pram
And make the kitty go scram
By trying to dress it up as a fairy
They cry when they wet the bed
Or when they want to be fed
Or when they fall and they land on thier knees
They say now TODDLERS scare the Jack and Jill outta me
They could care less as long as they get to scream
So brighten your clothes
And stick your thumb up your nose
Maybe they'll leave you alone
BUT NOT ME!
Thier rooms are always a tip
Stepping on small lego bricks
Is just another sad certainty
But if you pick up thier toys
The walls will skae from the noise
And you will be deafened by all the screams!
They say now... (repeat earlier chorus to finish)
*This is not meant to be offensive. I love small kids, like my cousins. This is just m
Ten things I want my mom to know about selfharmMy mom found out that I cut after seeing the scars on my thigh while on vacation. Damn shorts....It's funny how I have scars and burns on my arm but she didn't think THAT was self harm, But Whatever. Here's a list of shit I want her to know about. If you guys like it or have similar feelings, feel free to use it and change whatever to fit your situation.Ten things I want my mom to know about selfharm4 years ago in Personal More Like This
10) This is not a fashion statement or a way to be cool. It's not a fad.
I hate when people say this. I'm not doing it to fit in anywhere, how many popular kids do you know are cutters? Why would I want to fit in with people who are seen as stupid and lame? Why would I put an unnecessary label on myself in high school? Anyone who cuts to be in the "cool" crowd or does it just to be seen as a "true" goth needs to be slapped hard. It's also not some fad like silly bands or I<3 boobies bracelets. This in not some trade-able scars that are done for shits and giggles, It's serious. Anyone who thinks other wise gives ev
Another (shorter) interview with MikeyAfter ten years of touring themselves to the brink, My Chemical Romance knew they had to make a change.Another (shorter) interview with Mikey4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It had been a decade of world tours, losing and finding drummers and a trio of albums, but something had to be different for the band’s fourth release.
“We learnt our lesson. We toured into infinity on those last two albums and it really got to us. It took its toll on everybody’s mental and physical sanity,” says bass player Mikey Way.
These days, in the wake of 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, the four-piece have cut their tour length down by half, which Way thinks makes things better for both the band and the fans.
“It helps us to tour more intelligently. We used to just get in the cannon, direct us at where we were supposed to go and just go, go, go and do, do, do.
“And now we are able to pause for a moment and tour the right amount. It makes it cooler for us and cooler for the fans, it makes it more s
Devious Journal EntryFrankly I’ve been hearing a lot of hypocritical bull shit.Devious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’ll give you a generalised being from what I’ve seen/read/whatever (and you might learn some psychology from this also);
There’s this guy, let’s call him Terry- ok? This isn’t someone I know, this isn’t anyone you’ll know, this is just a made up person called Terry who carries all of the opinions of all the people I’m talking/will talk about later on.
Now Terry likes Rock, Metal, Alternative, Screamo- all of that side of the genre. And in his life time he has either seen/experienced a lot of teasing for liking Rock and wearing black. So he’s moderately angsty. These people usually like the other side- Pop, R and B, Rap, Hip Hop etc etc. He doesn’t like those people, he won’t listen to that ‘crappy music’. He’s heard of Sophie Lancaster (a young british woman who both she and her boyfriend were attacked for being goths- she
October PlaylistHere’s this month’s selection of songs that group members want to share with everyone. There’s a variety of genres here, so take a listen. You’re bound to find something new you enjoy.October Playlist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spotify Playlist (You can also search "MCRdeviantClub Playlist (Oct ’12)" on Spotify.)
I never thought of Aerosmith as a band that I'd like, but when "Jaded" showed up on Pandora I fell in love with it. It's so fun and catchy. Shows what great music you can find when you broaden your horizons a little.
Regina Spektor-- Us
I love the spontaneity of this song. Her voice is so free and passionate that it sounds more like a live track than a studio recording. Her voice is so unique and charming, too-- I've never heard anyone like her. The piano an
MCRDeviantClub Artist Interview------------------------------------------------MCRDeviantClub Artist Interview4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconpartypoisonlaplz: MARU'S NOTE: As a member of the DA group :iconmcrdeviantclub: I offered to host this article by group-founder :icontoad1: on my journal so she could have the use of thumbnails for gallery features. I'm not the author of this interview nor the photographer in question, I'm merely doing a favor for the group MCR fans, enjoy!
If you look at GIVEthemHORNS's gallery, you'll find a variety of great shots ranging from concerts to cute kittens. But she's most famous for her black-and-white photo of Mikey. This dramatic closeup with no special effects or makeup has inspired several artists.
In this interview, MCRdeviantClub asks her about her band photography and her experiences in the field.
How did you get the opportunity to photograph the band? (Both the photoshoots and the concert photos, assuming tho
Black-and-White Portrait FeatureWhile looking through the "Featured" gallery I found some amazing band portraits- some that were technically perfect, and some that weren't flawless but had a lot of power and feeling. Here's the first part of this feature- some drawings are smooth, others are rough, but all are powerful portraits.Black-and-White Portrait Feature4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gerard Way by MenikaioGerard Way by yib91
my chemical romance by jungcwillGerard Way by FemkeFerSure:thumb273456951:
Mikey Way My Chemical Romance by drowninthefearEr wird seinen Weg finden. by suisouFrank Iero Jr. by SparkalingCyanide
A Black Parade by Pamelecaanother gerard way yup by lucydoopsFrank Iero. by Arksdr22
Gerard Way #2 by ailema001So long and good night. by lilyeskapisti:thumb113065183:
Super Group!!After a year of saving points, we finally have a Super Group! :iconlachoirplz:Super Group!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new features:
Journal skins and thumbnails Now I can post interviews and features here instead of asking members with subscriptions to do it.
Custom titles Instead of just "Contributors," we can have whatever titles for members we want. I'm not exactly sure what to do with this, so any suggestions? (I'm not making people admins because I prefer to do everything myself.) I'm thinking about making a "Killjoys" section for KJ accounts.
"Deviant Meets" app Now you have a special place to post your KJ meetups.
Some other widgets
And finally, here are all the donators:
Writing effective OC/canon (part 1)This was supposed to be one article, but I wrote so much that I split it up into four parts. I’m not here with the usual anti-Mary Sue rant (although that’s a valid rant.) Instead, here’s some things that you might not have thought about when pairing your OC with a canon character.Writing effective OC/canon (part 1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used Party Poison as an example, but this can apply to any canon character (and actually to non-canon ones as well.)
Each part of the article begins with a question you should ask yourself. Let me know if you have any questions for me, or if you’re confused by something.
1. Is there no solid reason for Poison to date your OC?
We’ve all seen the fics where Poison and the OC fall in love and live happily ever after even though they have no chemistry. Their reasons for dating are pretty shallow: Poison thinks she’s a great fighter, they fell in love at first sight, or Poison is simply the author’s favorite and she wanted him to date her OC. Someti
Your thoughts on Gerard's new lyrics?Gerard tweeted some intriguing new song lyrics:Your thoughts on Gerard's new lyrics?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"So I'll just put them here-
This is a song about a group of jewel thieves.
Everything is fine,
then everything goes horribly wrong.
You twist my arm
I’m twisting fate
You’ll leave alone, or crazy great
Or break into a million pieces, all your reasons
Lets live alone
And out of state
Lets make up everything and wake up breathing
Don’t give a damn about the wreck you leave in
You can use my friends, but that depends-
On what their for
And while we’re laying on the floor
My mouth is sore
I’m keeping score
A million reasons but I need a million more
You believe in love
I believe in faith
They’ll believe in anything, you make up villains
A trillion legions of the damned and William,
It was really me
It was really you
There was really nothing I could do
Lets use our magic powers with the children
Black-and-White Portrait Feature (part 2)Hope you like these, because there's 2 more on the way I also found more photos for a final photography feature, which I'll post later.Black-and-White Portrait Feature (part 2)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frank Iero by YuliaVanityGerard Way by electrichyena
Gerard Way by AbatArtKilljoys, make some noise by simplyfragileWELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE by XBlackFerretX
:thumb253664148::thumb254740312:MyChemicalRomance by mudshui
:thumb252607442:Gerard Way by debbyfiveGerard Way V by ilovemalloryjo
Gerard in Texture by XaveyStarsGerard. by xBetweenTheLensGerard Way by bitter-sweetie
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 poetry3 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
Interview with LanaVivaThis group only recently discovered lana-llama, but everyone has already fallen in love with her art. She has great skill as a portrait artist, and her imaginative watercolors are unlike anything you've ever seen. Here, I asked her some questions to get more insight into her expressive work.Interview with LanaViva4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Please note that English is not her first language.)
1. Your gallery contains both creative fantasy drawings and traditional pencil portraits. Which do you prefer to draw and why?
I can’t exactly choose what I like more. It depends only on mood. Sometimes I can not exactly depict the pencil portrait, then I take watercolor paints and just fantasy. At the same time when I paint portraits I'm getting a little closer to these people. I just feel them alive.
2. I once read a quote that said something like “I never copy photographs exactly. Instead, I take what I want from the subject- and then I find that the subject reveals something to me in return.” W