So there was this band that you know, had this habit of saving lives being them and bucking the system basically just doing the thing because that is who they are.
And towards the end of, well what I will happily now call “phase one” of their story, they did some quite remarkable.
At a time when I just simply thought I could, not love, because that isn’t even the proper word, but couldn’t respect, and be proud to be apart of their army, anymore- they stood up and said NO to Twilight. And no one said no to Twilight.
Yes, in quite stunning fashion, not only did they say NO to Twilight. They wrote a whole damn song to Twilight. Look. I said it once. I’m gonna say it again.
- Everyone has a right to their feels. I’m not judging anyone. I’m not putting down anyone. And I’m certainly not hating on anyone.
- If someone turned around and wrote this same post about another band saying no to Shadow and Bones/Six of Crows and Netflix? Fair game. Respect. You have the same rights.
- VAMPIRES. DO. NOT. GLISTEN. IN. THE. SUN.
- As far as those who DID ONCE LOVE Twilight and now look back on it and talk about the toxicity of this, that and the other relationship(s)? I can’t speak to it because once Edward glistened in the sun? I walked out. Done. BYE. You don’t mess with Canon. Marvel (Shocking I know) has messed up. You don’t make Captain America a Nazi. You don’t let Batman kill. AND VAMPIRES BURN IN THE SUN DAMN IT. Just for some examples.
And so in perfect timing with Friday night… I had the chance to do THIS post. What was Friday night?
Right. Friday night My Chemical Romance broke Twitter. No not Starwars. Gerard Way was the number 1 trending topic worldwide on twitter.
What was number two you ask? My Chemical Romance. And why? Because they beat the crap out of their army in LA for the first time since 2015, when we lost a voice that saved so many of our lives from depression, suicide attempts, self-harm (and if you need the proof of this, just google it.)
The memes that are dedicated to it, the stories that are posted about it, and you can always ask me. The openess in which they have talked about their own struggles with depression, the ability to get out of bed, the addiction, anorexia (male anorexia, yeah). It goes on and on.
This same band that could have made millions more and attached themselves to Twilight, told Warner Brothers, and what was becoming the movie series of a generation, told everyone, no.
And admittedly their reasons for telling everyone that they had no interest in attaching themselves to the project are quite different than mine.
When I first found out, it was after Danger Days was released. I didn’t know Vampire Money was about Twilight for quite a bit. I mean Gerard being a comic geek and having won the Eisner for Umbrella Academy, and having flipped out himself over the whole Captain America bit? It would make sense. To not want to attach himself or MCR to something that rips apart the vampire canon? Absolutely, not.
Well, except… he never even read the books… so he wouldn’t know! HA!
Their own reasons, make as much sense… for them as a band, they are always authentic. They expect nothing less of themselves and will give nothing less to the fans, which is what led to them disbanding to begin with.
And they didn’t come back until they could ensure the control necessary to continue that authenticity.
Here is a few articles about why they actually said no:
And then they took it to the next step. Vampire Money.
Oh. No. It wasn’t enough to say no. Nope. They wanted the kids, Warner Brothers (their record label) and the world to know that they were not a commodity to be bought and sold by anyone. Who they were, what they were and what they stood for? It wasn’t for anyone to dictate and put up for sale. And so they wrote Vampire Money.
Thank you boys. For standing by your beliefs. And reminding us that we are worth it.
This Saturday Top Five series for readers started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale retellings and high fantasy. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The Saturday Top Five Schedule for December:
12/6 -Standalone Books 12/13 – Books about Pirates 12/20 – Books that have been made into movies
12/27 – books coming in 2020- I’ve done this pretty much four different ways from in 10 different posts (that math doesn’t work) but I will figure something out
Rules! There are rules? I don’t know what those. Especially this week.
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post (This one!)
- Tag 5 people