My Chemical Romance

2001 - 22 March 2013 ∞

My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band – it is an idea.

It’s Gerard Way’s 41st birthday today. I keep seeing these posts like “wow…he’s getting so old….”

And I’m like….man. I’m proud of him for being 41. Because he could have been dead at 27. In his twenties, he was depressed, suicidal, and struggling with addiction. But, he made it past all that. He got sober. He got treatment for his mental illness. He made it to 30, and then 40, and he’s still going. And to me, that’s inspiring.

And it’s not like his career ended when My Chemical Romance broke up, either. I hate when people treat him like some has-been. He’s composing his second solo album right now. His first graphic novel is being adapted into a television series. He’s writing multiple new series for DC Comics (have y’all been reading them? They’re so good). He has a beautiful wife and daughter. He’s thriving.

Happy Birthday, Gerard. Keep it up. You’re doing amazing.

Beginners guide to the emo trinity:

Panic! at the disco: *blatantly gay songs about sex with a love for frank sinatra with bitterness towards ryan ross*

Fall out boy: i would analyze these lyrics but tbh i cant tell what hes saying through 4/7 of the albums

My chemical romance: *so emo they fell apart*