Bad Journalism: My Views on what I have learned

I have been a Black Veil Brides fans for ten months now dating on this Sunday which is October 27th, 2013. I have NEVER been let down not even once by these guys. I would like to brings some truth to people who may be purgatory BVB haters or may not sure about BVB at all. I will allow you all to see what professional big time journalists can do to make one think of a band in such a way that later down the road can totally flip the coin on all their biased writing towards a band that they are supposed to have neutral based territory opinions about when writing for their company they write for. They can write whatever the fuck they want on their mean time on their own personal time on their own personal accounts but when its business “Come On Man”

What I am trying to portray here is the fact I read an article about Black Veil Brides in 2011 which I will make the link available in my article to read for my views that made me false hate Black Veil Brides for nothing because some asshole warrior professional keyboardist who gets paid to write words wrote his biased hate towards a band he didn’t do any extensive research on. This biased opinionated asshole titled his article, “Meet Your New Favorite Band (To Intensely Dislike): Black Veil Brides. I was in a group of people on the internet that I have discorded myself from and cut them out of my life for good now that at the time influenced my false hate on a band that I should have gave my full support to in the first place. Lesson: Don’t believe what your read on the internet kids and don’t let false negative people influence your feelings and thoughts towards a band. These people made fun of Andy at the time of his 15 feet falling of a scaffolding adventure. I was put into this conversation and tagged into a Facebook status to get my thoughts on it. THEY influenced my opinion on it. Me, being a kind caring human being by nature sent my thoughts to Andy at the time through prayer. I lied to them and didn’t want to be a part of the conversation. With Black Veil Brides fresh in my mind cause I never heard of them before went to do a little research about them. Came across this atricle: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/07/meet_your_new_favorite_band_to.php which reading it made me false hate them and join them in the BVB haters crusade. Little did I not know that 2 and some odd months later I would join the other side for good and say “Fuck YOU, Motherfucker.” to the BVB haters that falsely influenced my decision for two years about them. I cut ALL ties with them and started new. People don’t deserve to be manipulated to think a band is an made of assholes when they truly are the completely opposite.

I hope reading this article if you are a non- BVB listener gives them the second chance I did. Second chances to me are a game changer. That is another key written advice I could give to another person. I know music won’t always agree with one person. But can we all live in a world that we all respect the art, hardwork, and dedication the artist or musician puts into his or her’s craft without bullying. I want to see that world so bad. It will be one awesome place to live in.

Now its time to pick and teach some assholes that did me wrong and my thoughts on how they “You Had One Job.” to do and failed miserably at journalism. These are people with high rankings in the metal/rock social media industry. I am just going to list them and then rant in a huge paragraphs below why they suck at their job.

1. Metal Sucks

2. Noisecreep

3. Gunshyassin

4. The PRP

5. Some Loudwire posts

6. Blabbermouth

Those six metal and rock news sites filled with editors, writers, interns, media staff fail to realize their lack of decency they have for their writing. I know rock and roll and metal is supposed to be “Edgy” and “In your face” news. But the lack of professionalism I see with journalists via the aforementioned sites is atrocious. One can be in your face and edgy while being classy and have high professionalism moral values.

What I think makes a great journalist. A journalist who is on key, show great ethics, professionalism, values, and has great self worth, etc.

Here are my thoughts on what makes a shitty journalist. A journalists total point and key point in their article is to grab their audience and have the clincher in their writing. I read shit loads of writings now days that lack the excitement in that climax feeling. Like concert reviews are just written about the band but they forget about the people around them that makes IT the concert. I watched the movie “Almost Famous” where William Miller at 15 years old went on tour and was hired by Rolling Stone magazine to journal what he saw. I hope journalist can bring the feel William created in journalism in rock and metal music back again. He truly worked his ass. Instead I will give a readers digest version of a concert review: Yeah went to the concert, Band was awesome, drinks was killer, and had a great time. What the hell give more in depth featurings of how the concert went. It pays to be sober at shows and party later after the gig gets out. The spark in metal and rock journalism is gone anymore. I hope I am one of the people that can bring it back. I want to make articles that are enjoyable to read verses pieces of crap writings like all I just read was information about the band I already know about and the location of where the concert was held. Jesus nipples pro journalist out their. Write more. If you can’t dedicate your time to your craft why did you choose to be in something that does not make you happy in the first place.

Second thing that pisses me off when I read rock and metal based journalism is the lack of neutral based opinions they lack for their professional articles they write. Everything is one minded based. Nothing is open minded anymore. I love magazines like Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Big Cheese, Revolver, Alternative Press, Thrash Hits, Outburn, Metal Hammer, Scuzz TV, and etc do their ABILITY to have a open minded based magazine. I have some subscriptions through some of through magazines and I have not been disappointed by their writers one bit. They keep things fresh. But its journalists like certain people at Metal Sucks, Gunshyassin, etc with biased writers that have the lack and intentions to not go back to what they learned in college or whatever based schooling they received and used their education for the better use of the world. Are you taught ethics and journalism business 101 in college? I did research on the impending degree I am going for at my local college. YES. You are taught those. Open minded people are a lack in this world and its a cry shame for humanity.

Are journalists supposed to do major research about their topic’s they are doing the topic about. YES. The lack of research of bands now day’s and neutral based feelings towards feelings for bands is what made me into a false BVB hater. Journalist like to play with vulnerability especially young kids who will believe just about anything and young adults like me who was just fresh out in the world in the dormitory reading that article about BVB(At a time when I really could have used a bands inspiration like BVB to get me through a tough time I was going through with my medical issues). People like this beyond piss me off. Thats why It needs to be addressed now before any more kids get negatively hurt because they can’t like a band because some asshole warrior keyboardist decided to be bored and type a bullshit article about a band he probably has no clue or inclination about just to get money or some shit. Kids never believe in false articles about a band. Always check the sources and if its very offensive. Report the article if their is a report button.

The lack of research done by the gunshyassin reporter about the hollowed out staging cabs used by Black Veil Brides on warped tour was truly a huge fail in musical journalism. Staging has been used ever since concert were created. I took drama, choir, and band to learn all I could about music in high school. We used “Staging” on the stage to make it look more real and inviting. I know this old news but you sir win my loyal dumb dumb tater award. I am just an amatuear writer with all this writing knowledge on hill somewhere in Idaho and you are some idiot that thought it was cool at the time to have a lovely opportunity to go after a band you lets be honest here. You hate with a passion and you with the lack of professionalism wrote that. HMMMMMM. Something ain’t right here ain’t it. Go to the library next and read a BOOK. Maybe you will learn a thing or two about what really music is. I would suggest anything and everything in the music section at any Barnes and Noble and any major book stores. P.S. ALL BANDS USE STAGING YOU FEEL ME.

The lack of common courtesy for bands from journalist now day’s is bullshit. Like the time when Black Veil Brides won song of the year. Every metal and rock media site had a field day with it with Andy/Ashley’s legendary speech. No matter how pissed a journalist can be about that situation. The hate BVB received for winning that award appalled me. THEY shouldn’t have received all that hate. Instead they should have received rave reviews. You serious.

Journalists tend to forget that they need to leave home at home and business at business. Don’t mix those two together. Especially in their writing. Its preposterous reading something and some opinionated asshole has to put god into everything yeah CHRISTWIRE I am talking to you. Even though I see your site as just mere as laughing my ass off material in my eyes it still bothers me though because their are real articles on musicians that are so out there its just nutty than a fruitcake material to read. I feel sorry for them really. Religion should be left out of anything written professional. That’s just my view because every time someone disagrees  with someone about their religion or religions its war time. JUST LEAVE RELIGION OUT OF EVERYTHING ITS FOR THE BEST. Being secular is a need in this world. Really.

Journalists are supposed to have fun reading material for anyone to read. I don’t want to read something that is horribly boring. Make it fun to read. Where did the humor go. Out the door with all bad dumb dumb taters. “Come on Man.”

I hope you the reader got a lot off this. I hate how professional journalists can monopolize the thinking of the young(Hello blindly bullying people including children, BULLYING IS NOT OKAY PERIOD ain’t that an ethic in journalism THOU SHALT NOT BULLY KIDS BLINDLY WITH MY WRITTEN WORD, SHAME ON YOU) . Its time for true journalists like me come in and make a stand. I am very strong person that can stomach anything. I hope one day these words I am tying pay off in a huge way. Discovering my journalism talents was a mere winning the lottery for me. I want to do justice for bands that deserve to have ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT they can have. People tend to forget that we are all humans and we make mistakes but when a human goes beyond their way to hurt a person in such a way that is inhumane. Then that person is an asshole in my eyes. As Andy Biersack says in his speeches before BVB plays “Nobody’s Hero” “Don’t worship false celebrities or hero’s” I can say the same to some journalists out their. You can make mistakes but never cross the line so much so that people have to dislike who you are. I of course beat myself of for 6 months after becoming a BVB fan because of how beautiful this fanbase and band is inside and out. I never have received so much love in the course of 10 months from any band and fanbase before. Its eye opening and heartwarming. What won me over as a fan of BVB is BVB ability to be their for their fans in spirit or face to face through the power of their music and lyrics. BVB will win a world one day. 😉

It has come to end this lengthy article. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I did go into detail as to why I was a former BVB hater. I got mixed into the wrong crowd and my opinions were based off peer pressure. Life lesson. Never Give in,. Once life got the best of me and I had that cancer scare and I almost ended my life on January 27th. I was saved by the band I betrayed, BVB. Life lesson that day: Never back down.

P.S. If you are one of these high end journalists reading my article. I hope you take pointers from me as you all failed me as a rock fan looking to read your articles for leisure time. Can’t believe I spent two years of my life believing false bullshit on a band that I am glad saved my life and gave me the tools to carry on my days. Its never too late to learn.

P.S.S Love a band for who they are. Don’t read what a media asshat says about them. They are your band. Love them with all your heart. They gave you the tools to live and breathe again. Don’t turn your back on a band because of the media. False media people are dumb dumb taters. Never eat or associate with a dumb dumb tater.

IF WE STAND TOGETHER WE WILL BE UNBROKEN, NEVER GIVE IN, AND NEVER BACK DOWN…..

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Written by:Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: If you don’t give me the proper accreditation with my copyright twitter handle. I will come find. Come into your house. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban slip from Potatoland for life.

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/26/13

Black Veil Brides: Hero’s of the Universe( A raw and uncut article from the emotions of the Potato Queen)

Black Veil Brides has been a band for several years now. I only just this past January 27th, 2013 got into them hardcore due to an unhappy situation I was going through. I in January had to get tested for cancer for the first time. My white blood cells where showing signs of inflammation(which is a sign of cancer or red flag warning which thank god it was the red flag warning) somewhere in my body. Which I was put on several more test’s. But during the time I was getting the tests I had made a time to end my life cause I did not want to live anymore with anymore medical issues and any more medical pain. I already I had at the time 2 severe headache conditions which one was rare. I also had other medical issues as well. The headache conditions is what is causing me to be disabled. I was done being a medical guinea pig anymore. The doctors were treating me poorly. Some bullied my indirectly. So on January 27th I was going to end my life cause I was tired of being in pain and tired of all the medical bullshit I was being put through. The cancer scare is what pushed me off the edge. The fatal mistake I made that saved my life was going through Youtube music section. The music at the time I was listening to was not working. Then I saw the new BVB music video for “In The End” I at the time being a former hater tried to avoid it at all cost but this time fate wanted me to push on the link to the music video. The next paragraph will explain the magic.

I clicked the music video and I being the hater said “Why the fuck did I just push the BVB video.” then all of the sudden Andy spoke to me. I call it the instant Black Veil Brides hater removal two by four being smacked in between my eyes. Andy sang “In the end as we fade into the night, who will tell the story of your…..” I listen to the full song through by the end of the song. I was on ever fucking social media of Black Veil Brides and I was liking and following everyone them through twitter, facebook, tumblr, and youtube.. I was just baptized into a new human being. The strength I was given by the band to fight this hellish battle I am going through with my medical issues. Made me believe their is hope and faith in the world.

Just getting over the realization that the band that I just hated a few seconds before just fucking saved my life cause I planned on killing myself that night when everyone was asleep. What a fucking contradiction I kept saying. I have since put my hater ways behind me. Locked the hater tight shut in a coffin and buried her fictitiously six feet under. The hater I was once before has died and will never be resurrected. Death is permanent. So in the beauty of this. I took my last ever suicide attempt and turned into a deep and ever meaningful love for a band I once betrayed. The only thing I killed that night was the BVB hater I was. Which I am truly grateful and thankful to have done to me. Best thing ever to happen to me EVER really. Doesn’t top me winning fourth place at competition at individual state competition in Boise, Idaho. But its up their with me getting my high school diploma(Fuck you doctor haha 😉 ). Nothing really feels amazing than becoming a BVB army member its literally an life changing moment. My life is now better cause of it.

These guy’s get so much hate its not even funny. I ignore all the hate as much as possible but when the trolls are on every fucking social media site possible post after post with their hate towards BVB its gets pretty tiring. I also hate it when the get called faggots. It just boils my blood when the get purposefully called that every time something really great happens to them. Oh well. You all get the magical “Fuck You, Motherfucker.” I respect your opinions haters but don’t fucking cross the line with your’s. That’s why several BVB army member’s come flocking to you cause you cross the line. Post something intelligent instead of fucking insulting all the fucking time.

Through the months I have been a BVB fan. I have become great friends with numerous people of the BVB army. Everyone of the BVB army is very beautiful inside and out. I like to mention their dedication and love towards a five piece band that forever captivates the world. BVB isn’t just any ordinary band. BVB has all the right ingredients to make one great powerhouse anthemic band to to have mass in masses of a massception of the BVB army supporting them.

The love the band gives to their fans is just awesome and heartwarming. I have gone through probably 4-5 boxes of tissues of BVB fan stories already. I feel their emotions through their posts and it’s an everlasting feeling. What BVB does to their fans not only changes their lives forever it also better’s and brightens their lives for their eternity. With each and everyone of Black Veil Bride’s wisdom and advice to their fans is a lifetime of knowledge and inspiration for that one fan.

Now we come to the clincher of the article where you pull out 4-5 boxes tissues. Black Veil Brides has been really prevalent this month. I seen them live for the first time on October 3rd in Spokane, WA at the Knit. That day honestly changed my life forever. I have no words to fit how lovely BVB was live that day. Forever in debt. But anyways,  I have seen so much hate recently towards BVB on my personal accounts that it has been bothersome. The more I ignore it. The more hate flocks to me. This week hasn’t been the best week at all for my medical issues at all. I haven’t felt good for 3-2 months. I haven’t been eating properly in weeks. At times I feel like giving up but who come to the rescue. Black Veil Brides. They were their every step of the way through all the bullshit I was going through. My medical issues are still kicking my ass. It sucks that not even a doctor can help me at this time. I have been braving the storm and I know I can fight this tough ass battle. All I have repeated over and over again in my head was BVB’s famous lyrics that have inspired the BVB nation. “Never give in, Never back down.” Its hard dealing with day to day daily life dredgers but to know that BVB is on my side in spirit helping me fight this really means a lot.

I have no words to say how thankful and honored I am to be in the BVB army. I wish I NEVER was a former hater all. But no one can erase their past. The past is the past its unchangeable. But the present and future are. So glad I made the drastic change in becoming one of you. You in the BVB army. YOU all mean the world to me. I could not thank you all enough for every tweet and gesture said to me. YOU are all amazing. I love you all.

Black Veil Brides me so much to me now. I am going to be a fan forever. I am so excited to be with you all in the BVB army and with BVB during their many adventures and the long BVB rock and roll party journey ahead of us. BVB has all the cards to be one of the greatest bands of our time.

So Thank you BVB for putting out inspirational, aspiring, thoughtful, helpful, healing, and every word that is positively said about BVB. BVB has helped saved thousands of lives including mine through the whole world.

If you’re planning on committing suicide. No that you are not alone. Know that a saviour is always their for you when you’re feeling alone and to Never give in, never back down. The suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255. For people who self harm here is tumblr link with major numbers and hotlines for your region: http://insteadofcutting.tumblr.com/hotlines

know that these things are temporary solutions to bigger problems that could have bigger consequences to your health and well being and even death. Know that someone out there loves you and care about you. YOU are worth it. YOU are not alone. YOU are amazing.

I am happy to report that I am now in suicide remission. I haven’t had one single suicidal thought since Black Veil Brides came into my life in January. To know its October now and I know I can make it through even the hellish battles without thinking about suicide ever again. Makes one feel great about themselves. Cause of BVB I am now wanting to pursue a degree in creative writing next year so I can expand my writing and express myself in even bigger ways verses blogging. I plan on becoming an interviewer and writing for rock and metal magazines someday. As Andy said in an interview once “Rock Stars aren’t shit out of the sky” well neither are journalists. LOL. I have worked my ass off so forth to get to here. Its quite startling to me already that I have the inner workings of becoming a great writer. This all inspired and aspired through Black Veil Brides but its up to me to make this happen. Cause I need to make my own legacy and show this world what I made off. If you are reading this. YOU have something that makes you great too. Don’t feel down that you don’t have anything to show the world yet. It will come to you in the most beautiful way possible. Keep your head up high. Stay strong. Be positive. Always remember “Never give in, Never back down.”

BLACK VEIL BRIDES ARE THE MUSICAL BATMAN’S OF THIS EARTH. THEY ARE ARE UNSUNG HERO’S. THEY ARE SAVIOURS. THEY MAY CALL THEMSELVES NOBODY’S HERO BUT IN REALITY….THEY ARE HERO’S IN THE LEGION OF THE  BLACK THAT GIVE US THE TOOLS TO LEAD ON ALEGACY….. NEVER GIVE IN,NEVER BACK DOWN.

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Written by: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: You can have my words but give my words the proper accreditation with my twitter handle in the copyright handle down below. If you dont’s. I will come to your house and steal your potatoes and all your potato made products. Plus your potato knick knacks if you have any. Issue you a ban slip for life from my potatoland and eating potatoes ever again. Been warned. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/17/13

The Motley Misfit: The Uprising of London McKuffey

In all my 21 and half years of life of being a hard music lover and dappling with music appreciation I haven’t seen an unforeseen upcoming talent that is the Motley Misfit. His real name is London Mckuffey. I am pleased to write a nice review of this brilliant, young, youthful musician.

I have subscribed to his Youtube channel months ago and have over the months viewed his countless covers and his demos. He is an incredible musician with professionalism while he is having 100 percent fun. THAT is what rock and roll is all about. I really enjoy how he is so in depth with solos and harmonies of parts of songs with that cover song. Made me have one of those “Fuck Yeah, faith in humanity is restored” moments.

His tutorials on teaching a younger or older audience on how to play the guitar is very thorough. Even I got the full picture when watching all his tutorials. I have severe learning disabilities and to have watched  his tutorials with full understanding and to know what to do in a certain song on a guitar is very amazing and heartwarming to me. Something with his tutorials clicked with me. That says something. I have been taught music for 8 years with Choir and Band. All of my music teachers could not teach me how to read music properly and I was not getting the material that was being taught to me(I was taught in the wrong way/ London taught me the right way). I would read tons of literature and scour the internet for tutorials. I gave up on music for a year until I created my own music appreciation/ jam club(Maniac Modern Music Club if your wondering) at my local high school I graduated from. I knew their was hope out their. Their are major band acts that have given me that. But London is the first person that is unsigned that has given me reason to stick to learning the musical outlets and study to become a pure rock and roll journalist along with Black Veil Brides help with this future huge goal of mine. London is going some where awesome in life. I only hope he get his big call sometime soon. All musicians deserve a big break. He gives me hope and faith. I give him props for having the slow down feature on the tutorials he does cause THAT is what nails a musician with high appraisals cause their are sloth learners like myself that is at times “Slow In The Head” which I take pride in. I have watched some big metal and rock and roll guitarists with their tutorials and they do their fast. Which irritates me to no end. Some of them are amazingly well done like London’s. London you won me as a forever fan and supporter of your future music. Thank you for being so fluent with your craft at such a young age. Very awesome to see young people like London expressing themselves in a true light and being who they are. 

I only wish everyone follows this dudes ever step of the way. He has my full 100 percent full support and love to back him all the way. Its people like him that give me a fresh breath of air to to breathe at night knowing this world is not at least that fucked up with the BS going on.

I wish him well in his musical endeavors as well as anyone who are in London’s shoes. It is not easy being an unsigned musician. Getting out there and showing your blood, sweat, tears, heart, and the magic it takes to make a great musician and music. Plus the added on touring, recording albums, press, etc. That comes with the nature of being a musician but it is not easy getting out their. It takes dedications and determination to get to those amazing results. I know London has those impending values about him. I know one day he is going to rule the world with Black Veil Brides. 😉

Hell one of these days I hope to see him live with those five amazing BVB dudes. London is one of thee greatest up and coming rock and roll guitarist out their. I have high hopes for this dude and anyone who wants to set down the same path that London wants to achieve. I only hope it all does come true. Because London is one truly talented kid in my eyes.

Never lose sight of your dreams and go forth and achieve them. As Black Veil Brides always say it best “Never Give In, Never Back Down.”

Go London. I wish you the best and continue to do so. You receive a 300 percentage positive review in my eyes. Best of wishes. You are one kick ass rock and roll guitarist. Keep it up. Kick some ass London and have some potatoes while you are at it. \m/

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists Note: Don’t steal my words without giving me proper credit with my twitter handle in the Copyright handle below. If you do steal my words. I will find you, steal all your potato made products, and issue you a ban slip from potatoes for life. 😉

Copyright@PotatoBVBQueen 10/12/13

Unbroken: The tale of one BVB army members bullying story

Here I am putting BVB in all my major posts again. Will I stop. No.I regret nothing at all. I owe a debit to them. They mean the world to me. I have to admit that they are the only band that’s music that’s covered everything I was every going through at the moment in time. The fact that I was a former of their band and now I love them now makes me love and appreciate them that much more. So BVB for life and BVB forever.

Lets get started on my bullying story shall we. Bullying was very prominent in my life. From family members calling me abusive derogatory names to friends/non friends going behind my back and calling me names for being who I was. I also been bullied by doctors who were supposed to take care of my health needs. To online haters(PFTT Trolls)

My childhood consisted of people treating me abnormally from the get go. I was very slow in the head and still am to this day. I have ADD which I will sit there and think everything through before doing it properly. I have very OCDish ways. I have developed habits to get things done but now days its especially hard to do cause I am now disabled but still I get things done. I will always be the last person to get their assignments in at the end of the day when everyone else was playing/ reading which they were supposed to in the classroom. I would always get called “Slow Poke” “Look at the cow still doing her assignments still” in grade school. I would get bullied because of the fact I had to go to special education classes and I was very overweight still am to this day. I struggle with my weight every day. The kids would snicker and say “Look at those idiots going to the idiot class,etc.” I got that all the way through high school.

Middle school was fun fun. Where kids got to experience PE for the first time in locker rooms. I was very afraid of all these girls that made fun of me throughout elementary school. Girls like to bully behind backs and start rumors for the sake of their gossip. Boys just beat the shit out of each other just for the hell of it. But sometimes those lines get switched sometimes where the boys like to gossip and girls beat the shit out of each other for the hell of it.

During PE I would get intentional balls thrown at my head cause I was in my own world dreaming about bands and being an interviewer/ being my weird self as usual. They would do it intentionally cause I was having fun with being myself. I would get lol’d at if I could not do a certain PE activity. When I broke my foot my freshman year during my last year every to take PE. I thank god for that fateful thing to happen to me.

Sports was a very humiliating experience for me. I would see girls whisper to another girl about me about my weight and how I looked. My freshman year was the last time I did volleyball ever as a manager because the bullying got so bad and the coaches good ole boy system was bring back bad memories for me for when I played volleyball in middle school. My schools coaches run by the good ole boy system. I have seen talent ruined because their parents were not fucking rich in my town. So they put the rich kids in that may not have the talent so their reputations as a coach looking fucking awesome. There are good coaches out there but all the coaches in my area can go suck a big one. 😉

In high school I got called a Nark ass bitch because I told on someone for doing a childish act. I felt like an outcast in that high school. I never was liked by an boy. The only date I ever went on was in 7th grade and that was it. He ran away when I was going to kiss him on the cheek. Gave up on men till now. But now I am happy with being single. People think I am lonely but I am really not. People…..

The times my bullying ever got physical was during break times I would get pushed into lockers on my way to and from classes. In PE several times. I got punched on purpose for no reason at all on the bus and in school. Little did they know. They built a monster that was going to one day show these fuckers one day “Look at me now, now look at yourselves. Now what?” But do it the most positive way possible way possible. Guess what you are reading it. The monster they made me into will one day in the near future will be one of the greatest’s rock and roll journalists on this planet.

When I was in high school I got called a disgrace to metal because metal music was the only thing that was helping me cope at the time. People did not realize their fucking glares at me, their backstabs behind my back, their derogatory terms against me were the fucking reason why I turned forever goth in middle school. I still listen to all the music I listened too middle school. I have forgiven all my bullies for what they have done to me but I will never forget.

When I got bullied about my weight I would be called such as fat fuck, tub a wubba, lardass, fatass, jelly belly, fatso with the retardo, etc.

I have been bullied by doctors. Doctors have bullied me about my weight issues and they think I am a drug addict, hypochondriac, or has a sever case of Munchausen’s disorder. Or I caught one writing in my doctor notes and it read “Its all in her head: Here for drugs.” Never been so humiliated in my entire life. These doctors are suppose to be professional and treat their patients equally. I got the shitty stick on their hand when I arrived to receive help with my life long headaches to only get their oh I am tired and need a nap why are you here go away. I also was told by the doctor that diagnosed me with ADD that I will never graduate high school and never amount to anything in life. Well guess what doctor. I owned you both of those. I got my high school diploma and now I have something I AM FUCKING FANTASTIC at is being a journalist and writing. So doctors that have bullied me take your words and shove it.

To all my bullies my bullies. Wait a minute. I have nothing to say to them only to have a nice life. Cause I have nothing I want to ever say to them. Not worth my time. Ever. Period.

Family members have called me a bitch, weirdo, waste of space, etc. Its horrible how family has to treat each other like that. In the metal and rock and roll community family I never been called those terms. Makes me appreciate and love music that much more.

I have promised myself I will never be like them. I will only do whats right for myself. Bullying is never okay. If you see someone get bullied stand up for them. I never stood up against mine. But now days I do stand up for people. People should not be bullied because of their color of their skin, sexual orientation, what band/artist they listen to, what they wear, what their favorite foods are, or being who they are. People should yet instead love each other for who each other are. We are only human. WE need to live. “Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone”-Andy Biersack 

Bullying is stupid in the first place. People who bully people need to do something positive with their lives versus picking on people. Its mind blowing the stories I have read about it in the newspapers about kids murdering kids and all this kind of bullshit. The world is going to hell. So stand up if you seeing ANY bullying being made.

Unbroken is the title of this blog article about my personal story about my bullying story. “If we stand together we will be unbroken” Is a powerful sentence one can remember forever. What Black Veil Brides stands for as a band in its message is what my dream team band wanted to be like and its came true. There’s a band out there to stand against this. I know there are several bands out there with similar messages but to have their main focus as to helping kids through bullshit and to have this army to give us a backbone to kick society in the ass is one amazing band in my eyes. BVB will go far in life. I am glad to be on the train with them to see their journeys unfold. BVB is a rarity of the world. I am so glad I gave them a second chance. I never regret once. BVB has changed my life for the better.

If you are getting bullied take Andy Biersack’s “Fuck You, Motherfucker” approach to it and flip them off. ;). Stand up for yourself. Be yourself. YOU are amazing for who YOU are. Always remember “Never Give In, Never Back Down.” cause you can fight this “One final fight fight for this tonight, woah, with Knives and Pens we made our plight.”

BLACK VEIL BRIDES WILL ALWAYS BE OUR UNSUNG HERO’S THROUGH THE THICK AND THIN, THEY HAVE OUR BACKS WHEN NO ONE IS THEIR AT TIMES, THEY MAY THINK THEY ARE NOBODY’S HERO BUT REALLY IN THE END HERO’S COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES BUT OURS COMES IN WARPAINT, BLACK, AND GLAMOROUS.

RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE

CAUSE

WE SCREAM,

WE SHOUT,

WE ARE THE FALLEN ANGELS……..

NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN.

IN THE END AS YOU FADE INTO THE NIGHT, WHO WILL TELL THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE

CAUSE “YOU HAVE”

THE LEGACY

BORN FROM A DREAM

ROSE FROM THE STREETS

WITH LEATHER WINGS

WITH HANDS ON DESTINY……………………

CAUSE “IF WE STAND TOGETHER WE ALL WILL BE UNBROKEN.”

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

If you steal my words without my twitter handle proper credit in the copyright at the bottom of the page. I will haunt you down. Steal all your potatoes. Issue you a ban slip for potatoes for life. lol. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/9/13

The Amazing BVB/BFMV show: The time of my life.

Home is where the heart is. Right. Well last night I felt at “Home” for the first time in a long time. In a room full of my peers, people that were like minded like me, people who are as Andy said “Freaks” in the whole room, people with commonalities, people who enjoy similar interest with yourself, and people who enjoy the same things as you do.  The list may go on forever but you as the reader get the story.

I would like to mention the fact that any part of me as a BVB hater is gone. Its now filled with love and admiration of a band I once hated. I agree hating this band was a totally shame for me to do. But on that fateful day back in January 27th the best thing a hater could ever do is converting. That’s what I did. I fell in love with their music for their message and what they stand for as a band in this fucked up world. They give me hope knowing that they truly care about their fans and they are so active with their fan base. What sold me to convert while I did some major research about BVB back in January is the fact that their songs intertwine with the dredgers of everyday life. I cried so hard reading the positive dark lyrics from all their recent and old songs. Everything I have negatively read about them was WRONG. I love the fact that they don’t take shit from anyone. The famous quote from Andy now in vest form “Fuck You Motherfucker” is very imminent.

So here I am talking about converting. Some people do convert. Change is a good and positive thing in peoples lives. BVB has forever changed mine. I know what I want to do for the rest of my life career wise because of them. They have pulled this side of me I never KNEW I had. I never knew I had a knack for words. I knew I had a knack for the lovely art of words but never had I thought to become a journalist. This is like my wildest dream come true. So all the worlds “Thank You” cards in the world can’t tell BVB thank you enough. Thank you BVB for coming into my life and making everything fabulous.

Now its time to talk about the amazing concert. SO many things happened their. Many funny, weird, WTF, Heart-touching moments, and awesome moments. Lets get started shall we.

Yesterday started as any normal day for me. Little did I know my life was going to change that night forever. My mom and I drove from my home from Orofino, Idaho to Spokane, WA which is a 2-3 hour drive on max. It was so worth it. My mom and I had to make pit stops along the way. We left early. Got to Spokane fine. Visited my grandma for an hour that lives in Spokane I don’t see her that much. Left early from her place to get to the venue to get a parking spot and pay for parking which was worth it. My mom and I walked into the wrong part of the building of the Knitting Factory almost saw a film. Talking about hilarious. We got directed to the RIGHT building. Shit happens. Go through the line at the concert okay. My mom was having a bit of a cultural shock cause of all the phenomenally dressed BVB army. I would like to say the effort that they put into their looks was perfect. With my extensive education on BVB I knew what everyone’s face painted were all from what BVB Era whether it be from We Stitch These Wounds Era, Set This World on Fire Era, and Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones Era. Congrats to all those who dressed so amazingly. YOU all did a perfect job.

BVB puts on amazing live performances. Their efforts towards everything they do is such a NEED in all things rock and roll. I agree with Alice Cooper and what he said about rock and roll being anemic. We NEED bands like Black Veil Brides, Bullet For My Valentine, Throw The Fight, and Stars in The Stereo, etc to pump the iron in the veins of rock and roll to make it lively again.

BVB I am so fucking proud of you all. YOU really showed them haters what was up last night. Andy you pile drived them even before they had the chance to even flip you all off. HAHA. Way to get to the bull before grabbing its horns. I love your speech about the haters not listening to your music and not having any generalized evidence to back up their claims of their hate. YOU sir have got my full support and love to back your band. I love BVB. I also love your speech about us fans being ourselves and never let some motherfucker take control us plus live our dreams sort of speak. They fact you told us all that BVB loved us. Made me cry so hard. I felt so at home last night. BVB you made my whole life.

PSSTTT Andy with your speech against the haters you shut up three 1986’s haters in the back where I was. They were crossing the arms as you always tell it. I got to experience it. I was like the fuck. It really happened. They didn’t look happy. They look like grumpy cat. LOL Good for you Andy you shut them up before they even got to you and flipped you off. GO ANDY!

CC did his famous CC drum dance last night. I nearly died of laughter. It was epic. He banged the hell out of his drumset during their entire performance.

Jake and Jinxx played the hell out of their guitar’s. Their musical chemistry is banana potato nuts I will tell you. Plus they sang really well too during the gang vocals.

Ashley is a magnificent bass player. He sang really well in his headset.

Andy sang with perfect vocalization. His deep voice compliments his singing abilities. I am really pleased with his and his bands performance abilities. I am just wowed by them. I hope many people become fans of them and many of them infamous haters wake up, smell the coffee, and become fans of them cause they are incredible.

BFMV blew my mind as well. I have been a fan of their for nearly a decade. I started liking BFMV music back in 2005 in my Junior High years. I was referred to them through by Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold. So seeing them for the first time last night was “Bittersweet Memories” when they played all their hits and their new music ranging from ‘P.O.W’, ‘Tears Don’t Fall” which was the last song the crowd chanted for it and we GOT what we chanted for, “Temper,Temper” to “Your Betrayal” which is fucking awesome live, EVERYTHING was epic live. I died and went to heaven 666 times 😉 In reference to BVB playing a cover of “Fiend Club”by the Misfits. I was shocked when BVB played “Perfect Weapon” off of their first CD We Stitch These Wounds. I cherished that moment. Everything BVB played from “Shadows Die”, “Nobody’s Hero”, “Wretched and Divine”, “Perfect Weapon”, “In The End”, and “Fallen Angels”. Everything they played was perfect and well done.

The openers were fantastic too. Throw the Fight and Stars in Stereo did a fantastic job. Congrats to them for doing such a swell job. The lead singer of Throw The Fight really touched me. I would like to say Stay Strong and congrats to him for kicking cancers ass. I may not have cancer but I do have a life threatening disease and also a rare disease also. Keep kicking ass. Plus his shout out to the troops had me tear up cause the recent revelation of my deceased friend/classmate who served in the Air Force. She unfortunately took her life while serving cause the military life was too much for her to handle. So thank you to the lead singer of Throw the Fight for doing so.

I also talked with fellow BVB army members. It was amazing to do so. I cherished the conversations I had with them. One made a homemade “Rebels” vest for 3 dollars. It was amazingly done that I know BVB would be so proud of her in her vest.

Now its time for the get out the tissues section part of my article. I love these two people with all my heart. They were in the disabled section of the venue at the Knitting Factory. One man in his late forties or early fifties was permanently disabled in his move around electric wheelchair. I talked with him a bit. I probably made his day cause I told him he was amazing and to stay strong. He could talk but I barely could not understand what he was saying but I have worked with these type of people before and so I knew how to properly conversate with them. He was having the time of his life which made my whole life that much sweeter. If that does not take the cake there was a 15 year old girl who had a rare disorder that makes her wheelchair bound. Her and I may not have the same rare disorders but the commonality of her and I having rare disease together made me cry inside. I AM HOME. I screamed that in my head. She was such a lovely girl. My mom and I had a lovely short conversation with her dad and her. She is such a strong girl. I wish her the best in life, stay strong, and that she is not alone. Me and her hugged twice. After meeting her and the sweet man. I already was emotional now I am double emotional. These two people are two amazing walks of life. I commend her father unlike my mom for taking me to the show for also taking her to the concert last night as well and letting her live her life outside the disability like I was that night. To anyone who has disability and listens to like minded music. Keep fighting the fight. Stay strong and positive. Keep your head up High. As BVB aptly puts it “Never give in, Never back down.” Yes, “YOU’re all amazing.”

Now its time to talk about the funny and WTF moments. I seen someone dressed up as a psychedelic manitar and an uncle keeping an eye on his niece and her friends with a wig on drunk as hell. Don’t worry he was not gonna drive them home. They were going to walk home because their home was a walking distance away from the venue. Which relieved me. He told my mom and I that he was their to “Fuck their plans up and torture them.” The WTF moment was when this chick with a see through shirt on did not have a bra on underneath. I am all for class and dressing decent to rock shows. Which all of you girls dressed appropriately except that one older lady. The hell. lol. But Jesus ladies put bras on when you go to shows. Even though the world love’s boobies. Even if you are one of those ladies that like’s to give the band their bras. Which in my eye’s to each their own on this one. I do not do cause of my own views but if another person want’s to do do it out of admiration for the band. So be it. This has been done for years in rock and roll where ladies have thrown their panties or bras up on the stage as an incentive to the band. I watch to many documentaries on Vh1 classic about this sort of thing about rock and roll in 80’s. Haha. So ladies if you are old enough to throw your bra up on the stage please bring a “Gag Bra” that’s the one you throw and keep the one you have on, ON. Please and thank you. Cause I saw little “Black Veil Brides Army Members in training” their. Yes their was kiddies their. Just a little thought to all you older ladies. Keep it classy ladies.

I also want to THANK ALL of the people of their hygienic odors last night. THAT was the first ever concert I went to without smelling BO but I did smell some drive by shootings aka walk by farts. EW. Thank all your parents for raising you all well for having good hygiene values.

I did not get to meet any bands. But I did get to meet Jesse Lee, BVB’s merch dude. He was a kind, sweet, and awesome guy. I gave him my “BVB Former Hater Surrender Slip” to him to give to BVB. Which I fangirled so hard for hours on end. Still am right now. BVB deserved that so much. I love them very much. They get so much hate and to have a “BVB Former Hater Surrender Slip” is quite nerve racking to tell you. I also baptized myself with water after BVB’s set to symbolize that I am no longer a hater but a fan of a beautiful band with such a beautiful message.

I vow to never hate them ever again. I also shamed myself there at the show with the sign. HAHA. I had the guts to do it and I raised the sign and waved it in surrender. Best feeling in my life. It was so great to know that the band that gets so much hate has one of their former haters surrendering at one of their shows. Ain’t that neat. I was the one that did that. I will never forget that show. NEVER. I plan on going to more BVB shows in the future. Plus BFMV in the future as well.

The intro to BVB’s set had feels up the ying yang. I can’t tell you how nerve racking it is. Once the lights went out. I said oh fuck here we go. My stomach was in knots plus not feeling well because of my health conditions but I braved the storm anyway and went to the concert. Instead of drinking soda I drank tons of water. Water is good kids. Keeps yeah hydrated. Plus the bands were drinking their water too. Positive output of all the bands live performances. Plus they drank monster instead of alcohol on stage. I knew they were keeping that for after the show. Bands that do that in front of young crowds like that not only win approval ratings in my eyes but positive feedback from the parents as well. THANK you bands for doing that. That was a cool “Sober” observation I saw.

To wrap up this huge article. I am glad knowing that I have buried the BVB former hater I was forever. BVB deserves me as a fan. I am glad I woke up and smelled the coffee sooner rather than later. As one of my BVB friends told me before I went to the show. BVB makes YOUR dreams come true. That for the fact is true in every form. They have directed me in the right path in my life. So all in all have fun with your lives. Life is too short to HATE all the time. Always try something new. Befriend a new buddy who is lonely. Treat others with love, respect, and dignity. Have some potatoes(They kick heart disease right in the ass). Enjoy your life people have it much worse than you in the world. Have a laugh. Blast your music really loud. Follow your dreams. Be yourself. Last but not least don’t forget to tell someone you love, you love them.

BFMV did a phenomenal job performing live I have no words to say about it. It was that phenomenal. 

But BVB playing live in front on me. Was the cherry on top of the banana sundae. Absolutely amazing live. No words can tell you the reader reading this on your computer or on  your mobile device somewhere in the world how beautiful and powerful BVB is live.

I wish these guys nothing but the best in their lives and musical endeavours. They all mean the world to me and to every fan they have touched and helped throughout the world. Music is the key to everything in life. Everything beautiful and natural in life.

So glad I went. I have memories to last a lifetime. So excited to see what my future brings and what it entails. So happy for everything in my life.

I love you all in the BVB army. YOU all mean the world too me. Thank you for being in it now.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES WILL DOMINATE THIS EARTH….BECAUSE..WE SCREAM…WE SHOUT…BECAUSE WE ARE THE FALLEN ANGELS….. BECAUSE…..IN THE END….. WE ARE LEGION….FOR WE ARE MANY…NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN

PS Knitting Factory why the fuck does your venue with your vents  certain area’s smell like Subway sandwiches. YOU made me extremely hungry for subway. Shame on you for not having Subway for all of us.

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Written by: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: These are my thoughts and words that went on during the BVB/BFMV show that was in Spokane, WA at the Knitting Factory. You may use my words but please use my twitter handle as accreditation if using my words on your own blog. If you don’t. I will track you down. Steal all of the potato made products in your home and give you a ban slip from ever purchasing potato made products ever again. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/4/13