What I mean by that is, thank you for your company!
HMV sent me an email saying it’s out of administration, and it had better stock The Shocking Miss Emerald or it might go back…
Tip: go with the accordion player, Maria, he looks very content.
Actually drafted this post a week ago, and was told later in the day that I look like Caro. Not going to complain; she has very impressive hair.
In a bid to establish Indifferent Ignorance as a Serious Website, I have decided to host an annual award ceremony every December, giving random awards to whatever and whoever I fancy at time of writing (so maybe the whole thing’s not too serious after all).
Best Advert Placement in a Magazine
I keep a couple of scrapbooks full of newspaper articles and band interviews I’ve enjoyed… this one might have to go into the MCR section when I get around to sorting my magazines out. Read the actual article here.
Best MCR-Centric Website (that isn’t MCR.com)
CassieTheVenomous.com. If she isn’t Tweeting news, she’s writing about it on her blog. In amongst the usual news – and other band stuff, MCR isn’t the only topic she discusses, like some of us – there are tips on how to dye your hair properly, what not to bring to live shows and Danger Days explained. She also owns a bird named Doctor Zeropercent.
Who doesn’t want right-angles bunches or stripy curls or a hair colour that matches their luminous Killjoy mask? All three of us win.
New Favourite Website of the Year
AskPoison. I really, really love this website. More than I love Heroes. I’ve considered getting a Tumblr just to spam the artist with questions… Her Party Poison is someone I actually want to exist in real life. Look at his wise words:
Also, that is my answer to that question, should it ever arise.
New Favourite Musician of the Year
Caro Emerald. I’d like her voice, please.
Biggest Conundrum/Moral Dilemma of the Year
This. And then this and this. I hate MCR fan fiction; the only time I ever read it was either when doing research for friends’ oneshot gifts (the shit I put myself through for them…) or when I first had a DeviantART account and needed my writer’s ego boosting. Because that shit is bad in every. Conceivable. Way. So when someone on my Twitter timeline posted a link to Unholy and I was looking to waste ten minutes, I thought “Why not? I’ll feel so smart after scanning half a page.” So I clicked, I scrolled, ignoring the blurb completely, and read the first few lines. By the end of the first full paragraph, I was hooked. Because – and I’m not saying this in my defence, I know I’m a hypocrite – this series is one of the best I’ve ever read. The author can write. Properly. Less than half way through, I was forgetting it was a fan fiction because it was literally just a story. A story with some of my favourite things to boot: tattoos and piercings, religious debates, near-death experiences and an overall understanding of humanity. If I ever learn to write fiction half as well as Bexless, I’ll be happy.
SO WHY DOES ITS ONLY SHORTCOMING HAVE TO BE THAT IT’S A MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE FAN FICTION? WHY NOT ANY OTHER PARADOX? WHY??????
Nicest Message Left By a Loved One
Thanks, Isobel. I’ll get that tattooed someday.
The Indifferent Ignorance ‘Ignorant Fuck’ Award
So, that’s it for this year, snowflakes. Be nice and you might get a feature in the next award ceremony. Coming soon(ish): Shit I Did in 2011. Or words to that effect.
It’s been a while since I’ve bombarded you with videos I think everyone in the whole world everywhere should see. So you can all have a nice relaxing Sunday evening and enjoy the following:
Caro Emerald: Stuck
I first heard Caro’s song That Man at Isobel’s earlier this year, and I think she’s brilliant. Jazz music and dancing. Who actually needs anything else?
My Chemical Romance – Summertime (acoustic)
I love this song, it is beautiful. Your argument is invalid.
Manila 2019: The Reprisal
Why did everyone wait until after 10 Years, 10 Days to make awesome videos?!
Random Girl Miming and Dancing to Mindless Self Indulgence’s Get It Up
I didn’t actually sit through that. Anyone who did can have something for free.