(#) MCR_dynamite 2007-03-07Wow, that's deep. I love My chem and the band members and not the people that you were describing in the fic, well, it's more fact than fic. I'm constantly around people who ridicule others because they are emo. It's wrong. Good for you to speak up for the quiet ones, good for Gerard, and Frankie, Mikey, Ray and Bob for creating that life-changing music. I feel as if they saved my life, I've never been suicidal, but they saved my LIFE, y'know? MCR are one of the best things that have ever happened in my life and I'm sure others agree, emo or not. It shouldn't matter what people wear, or listen to, or look like. I hope that this story shows people that. I really do. Very well written.
Author's responseThanks, and I know what you mean. I actually just got back from their concert, and it was incredible. Gerard was saying, "There's a lot of people saying you guys are a deathcult. We don't think you look like a deathcult, do you feel like a deathcult? And we've never tried to make you guys hurt yourselves, have we? (we all shouted NO) I didn't think so. All we've ever said is for you to be yourselves." And it's very true.
- Okay, to be honest, I was a little stetchy on reading this, because a lot of people bullshit on their profiles about their stories and whatnot, but I can honestly say that this was a welcome surprise. You said it was inspirational, and it most definately was. The conclusion was percise and seemed to flow back in to the entire speech above it, and it made a really wonderful effect. Bravo on the topic, and great work writing it :)
Author's responseThat's kind of why I need people to tell their friends about it. I hesitated to use such a title (and post the story's information on my profile) for fear that it might turn a lot of people away, but at the same time it's the only thing that really works. You see, I have an obsession with wanting to leave the reader with a last thought (I love open endings, too, but let's not get into that). The last line has to be immensesly important. The story should have the first and last words, not me. I save all the goop for my profile. I wish there was a better way to do it, but there really isn't. I hope that made sense to you.
(#) GoGothGirl 2007-03-25Touching, very touching. I'd have my editor publish this in my school yearbook if you let me. Lets just say there's some people at my school that NEEDS this wake up call. or so help me i will strangle every one of them if i so much as catch a whiff of anyone beating that kid who sit next to me in Biology.
- Wow... awesome. That was great :) MCR (in addition to several other bands) has saved my life. I'm "different"- I've gotten emo, punk, goth, and of course poseur- and I get made fun of sometimes, mostly for my taste in music. People who make fun of the bands that have saved my life, or taunt me for listening to them? No way can I take that... I hope this opens people's eyes.
I'd like to post this on my blog on myspace... I hope this is okay, please tell me if you don't want me to.
(#) buried_in_black 2007-12-01woah. true doesnt even begin do describe what was said in this. i think this should be printed out, laminated, and put in a hall of fame or somehting. it should be the speeh every fan should memorize and be able to say when mcr is put down, bashed, or hated. mcr save the lives of my family. gave us enough to keep the little sanity we had.
same as molliegym id like to ask permisison to put it on my myspace with a space prvided to let every one know that you wrote it. if so, could you tell me via myspace or email?
(#) XxCRYSTALLINExX 2008-05-05at school I get all kinds of crap for looking different, and acting different. Nobody has ever stood up to the people making me feel bad about myself, but thanks to MCR, I dont feel so bad anymore. it's like Gerard says, "Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. You can choose to dumb yourself down and not express yourself just so you can fit in, just so people won't dislike you. Or, you can fucking live."
Sign up to review this story.