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i wrote an essay about MCR and this site for my ENL101 class

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on September 5, 2019 - 11:20am

My favorite thing has been consistent for a very long time. When I was 13 years old, I had a girlfriend whose name was Alysa. She was obsessed with the band My Chemical Romance. She passed the passion for My Chemical Romance onto me, and it hasn’t left me since.
My Chemical Romance has been with me through hardships and has created many friendships in my life. Their website has a community section where fans (who call themselves the “MCRmy”) post blogs about the band and life, and other users comment on the blogs. There was a messaging system on the site (which was recently discontinued). I have made many friends on the site from all over the world. Xxstraightjacketxx is from England and we actually met each other in New York. Sidtastic007 lives in Malaysia. Killjoysneverdie is from Scotland. Flightrisk is from Australia. Some of these friendships have lasted since I was 13, almost 8 years.
My Chemical Romance broke up on March 22nd, 2013 at 10:10 PM. They posted a single paragraph on their website. This left many members of the MCRmy, including myself, quite heartbroken. But the band’s breakup is what connected me to the MCRmy, as I joined their website 3 days after the breakup, on March 25th, 2013.
I’ve gone through some rough spots in life, like many people. The MCRmy and their albums has gotten me through all of it. “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love” was there for me when I was caught up in sadness. “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” expressed teenage angst and any angry moments in my life. “The Black Parade” is a great album for anthems. I love listening to it when life is hard and you just want to scream lyrics at the top of your lungs, as the album has great energy. “Danger Days: True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys” is an album that is powerful and full of energetic songs. It’s the perfect album for blasting through your speakers with the roof down on a hot summer’s day.
All the band members have very unique personalities as well. Gerard Way was the lead singer. He is somewhat vampiric. He loves comic books and is an artist. Frank Iero was the rhythm guitarist. He is very tiny and is so passionate about his music. He puts everything he has on stage and into his music. Ray Toro was the lead guitarist. He was the master mind of the instrumentation. He really knows his stuff. He is nick-named the “cupcake killer” by the MCRmy because in one interviewer he put his hand in a cupcake by mistake. Mikey Way is Gerard’s younger brother. He loved unicorns and plays bass. He tends to be pretty quiet. Bob Bryar was My Chemical Romance’s drummer between about 2004 and 2008. He didn’t like having his picture taken and kept the rest of the band in check to a degree. All of the band members mean a lot to me, and as a teenager I had countless posters of them all on my walls.
My Chemical Romance and the MCRmy has been there through all of my adolescence and beyond. Even though the amount of posts on their community page is thinning out, there will always be people to love this band and I will always be one of them.