Our fan base

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Our fan base

When I first started listening to My Chemical Romance, I did not know anything of the different fandoms, the band members, the MCRmy, or any of it. I just listened to their music, and that was enough. Eventually, I looked up their music videos and became more interested. I researched the band more, found out the names of the members, where they were from, what they stood for, everything I was interested to know about them. I got more and more involved with the band. I knew every fucking lyric to every single song, I knew the story line to each album, I knew the most random little facts about each band member.
But I still wasn't really involved in the MCRmy.
I finally came here, where I made an account, and let me tell you guys', you're all fucking AWESOME. Sometimes, though, I get a little worried about us.
In every fan base, there always ends up being drama. There has been plenty of drama in the past with the MCRmy for numerous reasons, and the most recent is the Mikey thing (which I'm very glad has died down.) Drama in a fan base sometimes just seems unavoidable. There's always going to be ONE PERSON on tumblr or twitter or some other website that's going to start a rumor and a whole shit storm will get started.
Rumors are normal. They get started about everybody, whether you're famous or not, and we all know this. But I just kinda want to say: I don't want us to lose focus on what loving a band is really about. To love them for their music, not just for their looks. (I know they're good looking, but that's not what is most important about the band.) Supporting them in all they do. Being able to look past mistakes (unless it's murder or something illegal along those lines. Then don't look past that. Seriously) because we know the band members are HUMAN. Yes, you have the right to be upset about something, whether its a rumor started about the band or the band being accused of something or a band member doing something, and you are free to share your opinion, but we don't have to make a huge deal out of it.
This band has helped so many people, in more ways than one. Their music stands out in the crowd of hundreds and hundreds of rock bands, proclaiming a message that goes straight to our hearts, that makes us believe in what the band is saying, that makes us want to follow them to the end of their run. This band makes us feel like we're not alone, makes us feel unashamed to be who we are, makes us stand up for what we think is right, and speak out against what we think is wrong. It teaches us not to use violence as an answer. It teaches us to make a difference.
This band pushes us to BE something. Challenges us to make something of ourselves.
This band doesn't solve all our ills, no. We can still feel alone or depressed or self conscious or insecure. We are human, it happens. But this band is there for us in those times when we feel that way. This band is there to calm us down when we feel like we can't take anymore, when we feel like we're so angry or so sad or so frustrated that we'll explode.
I love this fan base. I love the MCRmy. You are all some of the kindest people I've ever met. You are all smart, intelligent, artistic, creative, and AMAZING people. I am so proud to say that I am part of this army. The MCRmy. Lets just not forget why we're here, yeah? Let's not forget what this band is about.
I'm sorry if I offended anyone with this. Obviously, feel free to share your opinions about whatever I said here (I'm not exactly sure. Now that I look back on everything I said, it seems like a jumbled mess), but please do it nicely. (wow, I sound like my second grade elementary teacher.)
I love you. All of you. All you bullet bringers and junior revengers, all you marchers and all you killjoys, all you weapons, conventional or not. Keep the MUSIC in your heart. Keep the music, the reason we're all here, in your soul, and never forget why this band started. To save kids lives. To make music. To make a difference.
I'm looking forward to continuing to be part of this fan base, and I can't wait to see what my favorite band will bring next :) Love you guys <3