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Well, I haven't spent much time on LJ or DW in... I don't know how long. It's kind of sad that the thing that brings me back is because I need to rant and I don't want to take it to Tumblr.

MCR is over. I can't say I've been there since the beginning. I was limited in my musical depth until Blink 182 somehow led me to FOB who led to Panic! and so many other bands, but even then, I held some weird distinction where MCR was not my thing until I got pulled - kicking and screaming and backwards - into bandom and fell a little bit in love with Frank Iero and his stupid fucking giggle. MCR was a recent thing, compared to Panic!, FOB, and Blink. I still adore them though. I'm glad I got to see them, more than once. MCR led to me meeting so many fantastic people in person (including one of my very closest friends in the entire world chellealistic [LJ]). For that alone, I'm always going to be thankful. Maybe that's why it's so upsetting. It's the memories.

It's always the memories that get you, in the end.

It feels like a PERSONAL break up. I remember it feeling this way when Blink 182 broke up (when we all couldn't dare to hope they would mend those fences), when FOB went on "indefinite hiatus" (when we all assumed that was them pandering to us and trying to avoid backlash by using the term "break up"), when Panic! split in two (when Brendon and Spencer were struggling so much with an album that we all started to doubt they'd ever finish and worried the short-lived TYV would be the only thing left from the divorce), and when TAI disbanded (when William going solo was never a guarantee).

It felt exactly like this. But we all got through it. There were tears and moments of weirdly acute sadness. There were discussions of how we'd never find music we liked again, how we'd never connect that wholly with another band. Maybe we didn't, not really, and maybe we won't. Maybe we'll always have old albums and concert stories that stand out as some of the greatest things we've ever experienced. Maybe we'll move on to fun. and Neon Trees, The Lumineers and Cartel and love them and everything about them, but hold a place of sadness about what used to be, about MCR and the glory days of old.

Maybe this will be a Blink 182 situation, and one day, they'll be back. Out of no where we'll have rumors of a reunion and a twitter announcement that they're trying but no promises. Maybe we'll have kids who will be into annoying pop psuedo-bands who will mock us for going to a reunion show and acting like teenagers for a band that meant so much to us but championed the title "emo" like a badge before "hipster" was a thing and those kids were even born.

Probably, we'll move on, in that way you always move on when someone you loved walks out of your life. It will always be there, but the pain will slide into fond nostalgia. We'll get there. Some day. It is not this day, but I promise you, the whole fandom will get there.

It may be a cliche but: Keep running; We'll carry on.
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Okay. So, I'm sure everyone has heard about the mine explosion in Montcoal. It really is a tragedy. It's not the first time it's happened...there was an explosion at my dad's mine a few years back but that happened (very luckily) on a holiday when there was hardly anyone working and no one was near the sections of the plow that blew. It's just...horrible. It's what happens, it's the risk every miner takes everyday, a risk we all knew my mom took and my dad still takes....and yet, it's such a tragedy. This is horrible and I can't even begin to really process it. My thoughts and sympathies are with every single family affected, with every person directly or indirectly hurt because of this.

And...it's so close to home. It's RIGHT there. My sister and her husband went to a wake last night (the funeral is today) for a man that has been best friends with my brother in law since they were about 2 years old. A boy I played t-ball with was killed. It wasn't just the explosion, it was the methane....they never knew what was happening until it was too late. I can't even....I don't know.

I do know....that people protesting? It's ridiculous. Have a video:


I'm all for free speech. I'm all for protesting things. You can protest hurting the earth with mining (but you better be using forms of energy so as to avoid being a hypocrite or you're no better than what you're bitching about), you can protest mining conditions and federal mine safety laws. BUT no one deserves to die. No one. People are trying to make a living and that's what you do in WV...we don't have a whole hell of a lot else here, okay? Go ahead and protest, but do NOT make the fact that all these people died just trying to make a living trivial. Also, if you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. All I'm saying.

WEll, that and it's Westboro....and they'll protest anything just to get a rise out of people. Which I'll never understand. What do those people approve of? Anything?

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