You will always be my favorite band. I love you guys from the bottom of my black little heart.

Well, even though I know they won't read this (because who am I kidding, there are about a thousand other posts just like this one), I wanted to say it anyway.
Thank you.
You guys have been there for me through thick and thin. You have been the sound track to my life in every tough moment, every time that I felt I should just off myself. Be done with it. Your music gave me hope. Gave me something to be happy about. Your music made me feel something when all I felt was numb.
I am extremely sad and upset that you are disbanding, but at the same time, I understand. I get it. I can't be angry at you guys, because I know that this was just as hard for you as it is for us. Probably harder, actually.
You all have families and other projects besides MCR. Other things that you want to pursue. You have lives outside of the band, and you all have the right to live them to the fullest. Do what makes you happy and love who you are. We'll always be your biggest fans, band or no band.
All of you guys, Mr. Gerard Way, Mr. Mikey Way, Mr. Ray Toro, and Mr. Frank Iero, ALL of you have changed my life. Made it better. You were there when my dad got in his accident, even if I didn't know it. I remember that a couple days after I found out about my dad, my siblings and I were curled up on the couch with our babysitter who was watching us while my dad was in the hospital and my mom was there with him, and Helena came on. She wanted to turn it off, said it was too 'inappropriate' for a seven year old, but I made her keep it on. I loved it.
You were there when I was all alone in elementary school. When I'd get pushed down during recess. When I had no friends to invite over on the weekend because I was just that weird short girl with the boy hair-cut. You were there for me in middle school, in sixth grade when things weren't so bad, and in seventh and eighth when things all turned to shit. You helped me out of SH, kept me from going back and relapsing. You were there for me when I found out about my grandpa, my heroes, first stroke. Then his second. And now his third. You were there for me when my dad was (is) never around, putting his work before what seems everything else and yelling at me every time I don't get something perfect. You were there for me when my mom had a nervous breakdown, and just sat down in the living room and sobbed, and I was the only one around to see it. You were there for me in my crisis with my sexuality, proved to me that no, it wasn't wrong to like another girl.
You are there for me now, in high school, where I get picked on every fucking day. You are there for me now and forever, throughout my whole life, because you guys are permanently embedded in my heart. My black little heart.
Your music changed me, shaped me into a better person. It pushed me to work harder to fulfill my dreams and to not give up, to work for what I really love, and for that I thank you.
You all made me realize that anything can be art, and I will take that weapon and run with it.

"Fear is the eternal enemy. If they can keep you scared, they can keep you controlled. We too came face to face with this saboteur, and found the strength to break through and carry on. We are here as a reminder that the world is not better off without you...these are dangerous days we live in and you, the artists, are our last defense.

Art is the Weapon.

Your Imagination is the Ammunition.
Stay Dirty, and Stay Dangerous.
Create and Destroy as you see fit.
Embrace your Originality.
The Aftermath is Secondary.
You can and should do Anything.
Love what you do and who you truly are. Be willing to die for it. If you are true to yourself, you can never go wrong."

Thank you. So much. You will always be my favorite band, and I will always be a proud killjoy. A proud marcher. A proud junior revenger, and I will ALWAYS bring my bullets.

Thank you, and I wish you luck on your future endeavors. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay HAPPY.
I love you guys with all my black little heart.
And as Bon Jovi says, (and what's tattooed permanently on Mr. Iero's back):

Keep the Faith.

-xoxo
Mimi Ottavi