Nailing Your Colours To The Mast.

If I had a flag pole or indeed a mast I would most definitively ‘nail my PARAMORE’ colours to that mast! You may ask why that is and you may not but I’m going to tell you anyway!

Three years ago a fan named Claire (who runs ParamoreUK_IRE on twitter) invented a new national holiday of sorts, she dubbed it ‘Wear Your Paramore Shirt Day.’ And via Twitter, Facebook and email and various other mediums such as Tumblr she invited fellow fans to send in photos of themselves wearing their Paramore T-shirts to be included in a video that would be put on You Tube, with the best photo receiving a small prize. I don’t suppose she ever thought it would take off in the way it has. Though we should all be thanking her for inventing such a cool day for us all.

2011 was the fledgling year for this new day for Paramore fans worldwide to join forces and unite to share their love of the band. A year later and 2012 rolled in and it was time for Wear Your Paramore Shirt Day again and this time around Claire received thousands of entry’s from pretty much every corner of the globe, but it was one entry out of all those thousands that caught everyone’s attention, Hayley Williams herself entered a picture via her tumblr ‘Letsbefreaks’ and via her account on Paramore.net in fact she technically sent in two pictures!

It was this that really caught the attention of well, pretty much everyone, including MTV who deemed her involvement in the day as news worthy and posted a short post via their Buzz Worthy news site. I think at that point all the fans (including myself) just stopped and smiled, how many bands can you say have joined in with the fans on such a level or indeed connected with their fans in the way Paramore do, and indeed the way Hayley does, but I’m not here to fangirl over how cool Hayley IS, we know this fact right?! The fact is it’s not all about Hayley it’s about the whole band, all three of them and all of us fans.

The 7th of April 2013 marked the 3rd year of Wear Your Paramore Shirt Day, this time my entire twitter live feed was full of RT’s of pictures that where sent in, and again it got into the trends, and let me tell you that’s not easy trending something but with every single picture uploaded and tagged I think we can safely say we’ve done ourselves proud this year with the amount of photos and tweets.

Hayley was even involved via Twitter encouraging fans creativity, saying if they didn’t have a T-shirt that they could create their own from scratch using sharpies and a blank T-shirt. I’m not sure she will be personally sending a photo this year as Paramore are currently on tour and in New York, so she hadn’t packed one but I have a sneaking suspicion she may well create something anyway.

The fact is that you don’t gotta be skinny, you don’t gotta look a certain way, it’s not about looks and who is pretty and who isn’t, you don’t have to feel self-conscious because it’s about coming together as a group and saying “I am taking part in this and here I am.” You know you’re not gonna be judged by anyone, and scrolling through twitter Sunday and looking at all the many thousands of photos submitted I am proud to call myself a Paramore fan, the amount of effort that people have made astounds me, some of the customised clothes I’ve seen are immense!

This is why I love the fan base we have with Paramore. We wear our Paramore merch with pride and want the world to know we are out there supporting and representing Paramore. So nail your colours to the mast, and be proud of yourselves and what you have achieved. Never, ever apologize for who you are and what you love. Be proud of it.

I am so proud of every one of you that posted a photo sunday, even if you were a little scared or worried about it, you did it. It takes courage to post a photo up knowing not just your friends and family will see it and for that I salute you!

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Hayley’s entry from 2012 on her blog over on letsbefreaks on tumblr.

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And here I am in my battle gear! That is one of my own creations.

Well its’ now the 8th and Paramore is now officially available in the UK so I’m off to iTunes to get my download and maybe find a mast to nail them colours too!

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It’s Doctor Who Day.

So in how ever many hours (its gone midnight and my brain is on the fritz.) We get brand new episodes of Doctor Who so in celebration of that here is an edit I made just now.

Also happens to be my next tattoo idea. I have a few Doctor Who related ones!

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Well Nos Da as the Welsh would say. Sweet dreams! Watch out for the crazy man with a box…

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

My Chemical Romance Split – thoughts on their break up.

One week ago, one of my favorite bands announced they had split up. Twitter exploded with responses from fans, most saying how gutted they were that they broke up. What I don’t understand is WHY they broke up?! I saw the official release on their website but they didn’t give a reason and I think that’s what the vast majority of the fan base are struggling with!

‘Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go to places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all your support, and for being part of the adventure. My Chemical Romance.’

That was literally all they said! I was left reading it and wondering if there some kinda hidden message in there somewhere! Because as a band they had a lot of respect for their fan base and this to me and I am sure many others too, feels like a cop-out. I can’t explain properly cause my brain won’t compute the break up but I feel like there is something else going on! For the past 12 years they have had the support of the fans through thick and thin, and all we get when they split is that statement! It feels wrong!

I love this band’s music, they are masters of changing their style and sound and yet still hang on to their fan base as well as making new fans. Not many bands can do that, change their style of music and still keep the vast majority of the fan base! I remember the first time I heard their music from ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’ and instantly loved every song on the album, I remember buying Kerrang! Magazine and seeing their huge poster of the band in school uniforms with all this fake blood in their faces and just saying “I freaking love this band.” They were different from bands I’d been into, they just had this attitude that really set them apart. From that day onward I lived and breathed My Chemical Romance. I went through their entire back catalog to find all their previous albums too.

There songs spoke to me when I was in a very dark place, when my Mum had cancer for the second time and I was so low, lonely and feeling cut off from everyone, this band saved me from just going into a dark place I wouldn’t have come back from! When my world was crumbling around me for the second time in my life, they saved me! I could put their music on and escape my troubles for a while! They were my outlet. When I listened to them, I didn’t have to listen to my sister putting me down and constantly taking things out on me, (yeah it was a dark time for us all) I didn’t have to see my Dad’s heart break for the second time, I didn’t have to see my Mum hooked up to god knows what in the hospital and I didn’t have to fake a smile and be all “Sure, I’m OK ” when i was far from ok, I could just escape to where ever they took me.

And it’s because of that, I will always have so much respect and love for this band. I just feel like something is missing now like I missed a vital bit of the information and am now seriously confused. Maybe they will reform under another name, who knows but all I do know is that I will never stop listening to their music, they may be gone but they will never be forgotten.

My point is I think the fans are confused as to why they split but whatever the reasons behind the split My Chemical Romance may be done but in our hearts it can never die. I am in my 20’s now but I still love this band and their music and always will.

“Kill joys make some noise.”

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QOTD.

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The best way to get even is to forget. This is very true and I agree with it in on so many levels.

I’ve not posted for a while beacuse I’ve been ill. Feeling better today and even managed to do some craft stuff today which is great.

Music to sooth the soul (rant time.)

There isn’t a day that music doesn’t support us in some way or another.

I find that the music I listen to really speaks to me. I listen to pretty much anything but I mostly listen to rock, death metal and metal core. The band’s write their own songs, play all their own instruments and most of all they put their hearts and souls into the music.

So this week I have taken a few hits, had someone smack talking about me, but I won’t discus that, I truely pity that person.

But my point is that I shuffled the music on my iPod and just as I was reading all this persons deluded ramblings, a song came on and just spoke volumes to me.

It was You Me At Six feat Oli from Bring Me The Horizon, called ‘Bite My Tongue’ its a brilliant song when your sat looking at your best friends laptop in disbelief.

Well it was the part that Oli shouts that really hit me, the lyrics where so true. Said person was trying to bring me down but she can’t, cause I won’t let them.

So here is a picture of the lyrics. There is a little swearing in it though, the F word is used twice but hey its Oli…..

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Well yes um, *clears throat and does my best Oli shouty voice*
“Just forget what you’ve learned
Just forget what you’ve heard
The truth just confirmed
I can’t bare the sight of you anymore
You’ve become what I hate
Sold yourself for a bit of fame
Now that the wolves have closed the door,
You wanna drag me down somemore
Fu*c you
Fu*k you.”

Enough said.

QOTD.

So I totally forgot to post the other day, cause I ended up going to the cinema and then worked on my book.

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So someone I used to know thinks I’m jelouse or something of this new thing she’s doing. The truth is I really couldnt care less. I have my own life and things I’m working on. I don’t live my life chassing around trying to see what she is doing. I have bigger fish to fry… Enough is enough its getting silly now. She is starting to get on my nerves.