MCR’s 10th Anniversary Mission: ’10 Years, 10 Days’

If you loathe My Chemical Romance, look away now. This post is entirely My Chem related.

Killjoys! I need you! Yeah, I know, I say this every other week. But this time, I really, really do. The forums are buzzing with quiet anticipation as the ten-year anniversary of the band, and the MCRmy, comes up. There are plans to give the guys cake, to make a family portrait of the MCRmy, some people have already released their work and it is beautiful.

My idea is to host ten days of celebrations for the anniversary on Indifferent Ignorance. Every day, from the 10th September to the 20th, I will post a different blog discussing and celebrating different aspects of My Chem. Consider it a virtual rave, if you will. Posts will appear at varying times of day and night, since the MCRmy is across so many time zones. Ideally, everyone can pull an Isobel in the comments section and we can have a nice little debate/discussion going on at the end of every post.

Still with me? Good, because I need your help to set the party up. Please read and answer these questions, if you can:

  • Do you know someone who has, literally and genuinely, had their life saved by MCR? Do you know someone whose outlook has been changed for the better, who has started something brilliant and cites My Chem as their main/only influence? These don’t just have to be suicide stories. Think more along the lines of ‘I was sitting in a hole. They inspired me to get out of it’.
  • When did you get into the band, how, why, and what is your favourite ‘era’ so far?
  • Come across any really excellent quality tributes on YouTube or DeviantART? Think RosaLui’s videos, the Dead! lyric video, the Helena remake. Send me them.
  • What are some of your favourite Internet memes about the guys? Your favourite fanfictions and scenarios, comic strips, in-jokes? I know mine, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. MCRmy.com has a bucketload of stuff here.
  • Have you ever been to a live show that has since gone down in history, such as both Reading and Leeds festivals any of the early Bullets shows? Were you at a record release show, at an acoustic set, at the gig a few years ago where the power cut out? What was it like?
  • Have you done Q&A with the guys, met them or seen them in the street; what were they like? Honestly.
  • How has being a fan of the band changed your life in small ways? I swear more since I got into them and have started to misread anything to do with the Milky Way.
  • Got any funny stories of explaining or defending the band to someone? Share them.
  • What are your favourite MCRmy.com threads? Mine is ‘I’m Shorter Than Frank Iero’, because I set it up (we have a club now).

Send any replies that are more than 140 characters to indifferentignorance@hotmail.co.uk, otherwise send links and whatnot to my Twitter, @ToBeQuiteFrank. I don’t follow back but I don’t bite either. This will become a thread on MCRmy.com too. I want to share as many stories and opinions as possible.

Because the blogs will take some time to write and work on, and I have school soon, there is a deadline for when I can accept your submissions: Monday 4th September. Get them in before midnight on the fourth, whatever your timezone, and I will do my best to include them. Anything I declare ‘dodgy’ will not be used.

Inspiration:

Now do what you do best and rally!

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19 thoughts on “MCR’s 10th Anniversary Mission: ’10 Years, 10 Days’

  1. 1. no.
    2. through you and bel, of course! could not answer second part of that question, even if money was offered.
    3. i copied this from a website the other day- when i went back to it to post the link on here, the website had been deleted…..

    Do you remember that day when we met? Well, let’s go back to the middle of the day that starts it all.
    Come one, come all to this tragic affair. Who they want you to be: Generation Nothing. They’re gonna clean up your looks with all the lies in the books to make a citizen out of you. They don’t believe in us. You keep eternity, give us the radio. Oh baby here comes the sound. Let’s shout it loud and clear, sing it from the heart.
    3-2-1 we came to fuck. We’re not here to pay a compliment or sing about the government. I won’t explain or say I’m sorry, truth is now acceptable. Love it or leave it. If the world needs something better, you’re running after something that you’ll never kill. Go and try, you’ll never break me. The world will never take my heart.
    I’m trying to let you know just how much you mean to me, can I be the only hope for you? The saviour of the broken, the beaten and the damned? Don’t believe what they say (“I’m not okay”), don’t walk away, you can run away with me anytime you want. I’m undefeatable, let me be the one to save you.
    Here’s what I’ve got to say:
    I am not afraid to keep on living, this ain’t a room full of suicides. We’re believers, if we sing these words we’ll never die. You’ll NEVER take me alive. Face all the pain and take it on, this planet’s ours to defend. Every time that you lose it, SING it for the world, you got to be what tomorrow needs. Awake and unafraid, use your voice every single time you open up your mouth. Let’s become incredible, hide your eyes, we’re gonna shine tonight.
    So go on, live your life. The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead.
    The future is bulletproof, the aftermath is secondary. It’s time to do it now and do it loud.
    Another night and I’ll see you. Let’s say goodbye, the hundredth time and then tomorrow we’ll do it again. To the end we’ll carry on.
    We are the kids from yesterday, and we won’t stop breathing.

    i dont care if its a bit cheesy, i thought it was cool.

    4. mikeys awkward knees. his pokerface. gerards talking-out-of-the-corner-of-his-mouth. general things about them that all fans of my chem will make the “ahhh, yeah- that!” kind of face.

    oh, and this:

    5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsFK4eZoF2w&feature=related
    they didnt even flinch.

    6. unfortunatly not….

    7. conversations. i mean, you know mcr has changed you when someone says something vaguely simialr to a my chem lyric, and you physically cant help but burst into a song.

    8. possibly the three month justin beiber/my chem war with a girl called Natalie Levine. ask bel for details.
    and when my nan looked up frerard after she heard me and agnes talking about it.
    *sigh*

    i hope this helped. sorry if it didnt.

    ….i believe ive just pulled an isobel.

    me xx

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    1. Your nan is becoming legendary, seriously.

      Everything is duely noted; I’m really tempted to make a video of the song lyrics, but I have homework.

      Thanks!

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  2. Also, I’ll put the link to this on facebook for you, I know a have a couple of Killjoy friends. Unless you have an MCRmy link for it? They might look at that more because they’ll recognise it.

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  3. I will answer your questions when I see you if I can, although you could probably give the answers yourself, you know me well enough.

    I would reccomend scanning through this years Zante Diary looking for any awesome stuff we said about the band while we were in a good, relaxed mood. Just a suggestion. 🙂

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  4. Pull an Isobel? PULL AN ISOBEL!???? I am deeply offended!!

    Er, I’ll get jemma to post this as well, because then i won’t feel bad about telling people her stuff, but for now, how about the misunderstanding when sayin “My chemical romance.” It can easily be taken as “Mike and his Romans.” Which i have a poster for actually. Its on the back of my annotated drawing that i did at the unit.

    It’s a good [poster. They’re playing in Wembley, ahem..Indian town…, (people CAN put stuff like that on the internet, can’t they?) on the 24th of July 2019. Of course, i made that up at the time.

    anyway. I have nothing useful to say at this precise moment except i just finished ironing my familys clothes (For money, of course) and watched the Inbetweeners top 10 moments whilst doing so.

    If you haven’t seen the inbetweeners, i suggest you go and watch Fashion Show, (watch out for balls) and football friend, except i can’t remember what that one is actually called. or just watch the top ten moments. I like bus wankers. Its good. Infact, theyre all good.

    Goodbye, my friiieeeeennnnddddds. *Thumbs up.*

    x 🙂

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    1. It’s a complement, dear, look at the sidebar.

      Yeah, sure, say what you want… Mike and His Romans, fully noted.

      I’m watching YouTube videos. I live the Inbetweeners at school, just with girls.

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