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
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 (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
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 album2 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.
New interview + Lots of photos + 2 new picturesTwo new incredible photos of Gerard and Mikey: http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/mcrupdates/18290735854/1/tumblr_lzzciqRQu41qfx13e http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/mcrupdates/18290521272/1/tumblr_lzzccnMavr1qfx13eNew interview + Lots of photos + 2 new pictures2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And an (unofficial) color edit of the Gerard one: http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m009ikePKy1qe3efao1_500.jpg
Is it just me, or does Gerard look kind of sad?
A long and interesting interview with MCR: http://mcrupdates.tumblr.com/post/18241025509/new-interview-with-my-chemical-romance-my I love the part about a Draculoid running around the mall. I wonder who that was. (I wish Mikey got to talk more, though. Also, was Gerard trying to see how many times he could say "fucking" in one response? )
The band's photo-blog: http://mcrupdates.tumblr.com/post/18241515337/my-chemical-romances-big-day-out-photo-tour
Group picture of the band with Show Pony: http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/mcrupdates/18210033233/1/tumblr_lzw31v2jK11qhyymd
And an intense photo of Party Poison: http
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 prompts2 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
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 LanaViva2 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
Killjoy Art FeatureI've searched through the Featured gallery and I'm excited to share some of my favorite KJ art with you. There's some truly amazing art in that gallery that perfectly defines the KJ concept.Killjoy Art Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(There will be a seperate feature for OCs after this one.)
Also, if you know KJ art that you think should be featured, send me the link for consideration. (DA art only so I can use thumbnails.)
KILLJOYS B-W by NULLcHiLDPARTY POISON by Ri-m
PARTY POISON by DrivingheadI'm Lost Without You by Down-a-Rabbit-HoleS C A R E C R O W by jasminwoddiscaron
Il Modo Guisto Di Veleno Partito by blibA Fabulous Killjoy 2 by BoHae10candy heart killjoys II by turbulentoast
:thumb276448694:Party Poison by RamaRajya:thumb274267502:
MCR- Na Na Na by vachuu:thumb272367670:xoxo by polinjonok
IT'S PARTY POISON! by Madam-PierrotDefend Yourself by TheBoothThe Fabulous Killyjoys by RavenBlakh
Black-and-White Portrait Feature (part 4)The final (and shortest) part will be tomorrow.Black-and-White Portrait Feature (part 4)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb194647736:Gerard Way by SariSariola
Mikey Way by ihniGway pencil by radarlove413:thumb143249031:
I Don't Love You by sephkaneThe Ghost of You by Spydi-melGerard Way by Xolt
The Sharpest Lives by RaechelGerard A.W by GrieveraPoison by daniel-w
Safe and Sound by artonaSTICKGerard Way at the studio by Jack-mnYou See Your Life In My Hands by Lock-AND-Load
Gerard/deadmau5 video shoot + Interesting blogSeveral photos and videos from the "Professional Griefers" video shoot: http://extra-mcrupdates.tumblr.com/tagged/PG And a video preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-Q8q6TwxVE&featurelayer_embedded Looks cool and scifi-ish.Gerard/deadmau5 video shoot + Interesting blog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, Patrick Stump posted a great blog about "haters" of his music and how it's affected him: http://www.patrickstump.com/post/18474641989/we-liked-you-better-fat-confessions-of-a-pariah I know that's not MCR-related, but even if you're not a fan of Patrick or Fall Out Boy, every music lover should read this. It really makes you think about musicians and how thoughtless words can affect them.
(He wrote a more positive follow-up, if you're worried about him: http://www.patrickstump.com/post/23401760989/welcome-to-the-wild-west )
Also, we need some more roleplayers at the shoutbox here: http://killjoydirectory.pbworks.com/w/page/43932305/FrontPage Just be prepared to deal with a fabulous Party Poison and his Drac boyfriend.
Finally, I made a bunch of GIF plzes
Black-and-White Portrait Feature (part 5)The final part of the black-and-white portrait feature.Black-and-White Portrait Feature (part 5)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb152405530:mcr: gerard way II by chemcial23
Mikey Way by KayenBlurrGerard Way by pornshopbaby
Input needed on KJ multiplayer game and text game:iconmcrheader1::iconmcrheader2::iconmcrheader3::iconmcrheader4::iconmcrheader5::iconmcrheader6:Input needed on KJ multiplayer game and text game3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(New feature- please check out the front page.)
So, the big project I've been working on is a Killjoy online multiplayer game. It's not extremely advanced with stunning graphics and special effects, but I still think it's pretty cool. I'm nowhere close to finishing, but I'm working pretty steadily on it. But lately I've just been pixelling tons of clothes because I've run out of ideas. This is what I have so far:
Sewing. If you have thread, a sewing kit, and the necessary fabric, you can combine these items- i. e. "sew"- to make clothing.
Cooking. Again with the right materials, you can make some food items. Some have to be "cooked," meaning that you go to a campfire and double-click the item in your inventory to put it in the pan. A minute later, the cooked item is in your inventory. You can eat it then, or put it in a bag to sell.
Mining. I found a
Two new interviews + New Gerard interviewGerard Way bounds into a mobile cabin backstage at the Sydney Big Day Out like a man on a mission. Which, given that My Chemical Romance are due onstage in forty five minutes, he is. Looking lean and talking fast, dressed head-to-toe in black and with his eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses, today he deals in short, sharp answers- but then there are warm-ups to do, and the clock is ticking. This current run of Big Day Out shows represents the end of the touring cycle behind 2010’s Danger Days… album- the perfect time, then, to catch up on what’s next…Two new interviews + New Gerard interview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOW’S YOUR 2012 SHAPING UP?
“Really great. We just got a new studio. We rented a building [in Los Angeles], but it wasn’t a functioning studio, so we’re making our own studio. So now we’ll have our own resources to put out a lot more music.”
HAS THE WRITING PROCESS FOR A NEW ALBUM BEGUN?
“Yeah. The cool thing is we’ve spent a lot of time writing new mate
Another interview with Mikey (about the new bass)Apparently everyone wants to interview Mikey lately, here's another interview about the bass he designed. He tells some interesting stories and talks a little about his past.Another interview with Mikey (about the new bass)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For years, Mikey Way had thought about his perfect bass.
How could he combine the booming thump of a Precision Bass with the short scale of a Mustang?
With the unveiling of the Squier Mikey Way Mustang Bass, the My Chemical Romance bassist finally found his answer.
Working with Squier’s designers, Way amped up the typical Mustang with a large-flake Silver Sparkle finish and black racing stripes, a single seismic humbucking pickup with a black cover, and a black headstock with Way’s signature on the back.
“I tried to make an amalgamation of the two, like if a P Bass and a Mustang got into a car accident, this is what it would be,” Way told Fender.com as he held the completed instrument for the first time. “It’s a hell of a lot of fun to play, really. I love full scale to
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 Mikey2 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
Happy Birthday Gerard!Gerard Way, born in the year of the Snake and the astrological sign of Aries:Happy Birthday Gerard!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People born in the year of the Snake often have a good temper and a skill at communicating but say little. They possess gracious morality and great wisdom. They are usually financially secure and do not have to worry about money. They have tremendous sympathy for others and would like to take actions to help ther fellow human beings. They are determined to accomplished their goals hate to fail. Although they look calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. They have a rich source of inspiration and understand themselves well.
Aries traits tend to produce strong competitors, as they feature a strong will allied with self belief. They are regarded as generous and loyal friends. Plus, a traditional Aries trait is a kind of optimism that can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I think this describes my hero quite perfectly. Happy birthday to an inspirer, creator, believer, genius, loyal, warm-hearted, ar
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-up1 year 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
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
April Fools + Frank's not leaving the bandAs most of you figured out, this was an April Fool's joke. I wrote the horrible script, made the Twitter (and Tumblr and DA accounts), and drew the picture. I have to say, I'm surprised by how many people thought it was real-- I tried to make the character and script as repulsive as possible.April Fools + Frank's not leaving the band2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, this has been floating around: http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1tc1wFTwe1qbqmsko1_500.jpg The photo (and probably the inspiration) is from here: http://mcrupdates.tumblr.com/post/20179155785/next-week-frank-from-my-chemical-romance-and Frank IS working with Zacky on something, but he's not leaving the band. (Plus the magazine scan looks fake, although whoever made it did a good job.) I figured I should clear that up since I heard some people were upset about it.
hi guys i’m ilsa insanity from tumblr. you probably don’t know me lol but I have a surprise and I want to share it with the deviantart mcrmy my mom’s friend karen is working with mcr on the th
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
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
Proudest moment of my life so far manSo, I recently got my Grandma into My Chemical Romance and now she has almost every CD (except Bullets, which I don't have either ), she knows all their names, and even knows who's older and who's younger, and her favorite song is Teenagers because, and I quote: "I love that a man half my age feels the same way about teenagers as I do!"Proudest moment of my life so far man2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And yes, she thinks Gerard is a "beautiful man, and would make a georgeous woman." xD
God I love my Grandma
Not just because she knows almost every lyric from that song ;D
And she let's me blast them in the car whenever were out together...
And now she's making my grandpa listen to it.
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
Found Poetry ContestSome of you might remember school projects where you had to cut words out of magazines and form them into a poem. That’s called “found poetry” and I thought it’d be fun to make that into a contest, but with MCR songs instead of magazines.Found Poetry Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this contest, you’ll choose one MCR song and make a found poem using one of the methods below. Then you’ll make your poem a piece of visual art (more on that later.) Your poem doesn’t have to be MCR-related: the goal is to take an existing song and from it, create something totally new.
Circle/underline/highlight the words you want to use
(The downside is that you can’t rearrange them, but it makes a fun challenge.)
Black out everything but the poem
Cut out the lyrics and rearrange them