Simply to Understand: A Black Veil Brides Army call to arms(Setting the world on fire to the lies that are untrue about BVB)

This week I asked the BVB army through my twitter two questions on my behalf of What there thoughts were of ex-BVB haters and BVB converters? Plus I thought I would go into detail with this article and bust out all the misconceptions people have against BVB by me asking what the BVB army has dealt with in there stay as a BVB fan and there experiences with people who were of the judgmental or not open-minded about BVB’s music at all. I asked what were people’s misconceptions that they have faced? In this article as your about to read I did four days of research. With statistics and things measuring everything in the positive for BVB’s sake. So let’s get to business and let me explain to why I think BVB should be listened to ever young kid in the world, every adult, and the elderly. I will be stating the BVB army’s opinions at the end of my lengthy article and I would like to make a huge thank you to those who did give me an opinion on the matter cause “WE” are what made the BVB army why not give everyone a voice not just me the amateur journalist. -Mariah L.Hanna

Black Veil Brides has been deemed “One of the worlds most controversial” bands of the world. People have various misconceptions about them. I fell vulnerable for “Media Assholes” who wrote of the biased misconceptions that I am going to tackle in this article. I am glad I became a fan of the band sooner rather than later. Again I will bring up the “Lazy Ass syndrome” that some people posses nowadays by just judging a band by its looks and not listening to the lyrics and music of the band they just dissed. “ALL” bands fall under that bullshit the “Lazy Ass Syndrome” people who have internet access are these supposed “Keyboard Warriors” and sit there and troll bands message boards. There are search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask, and other generic search engines that with keyword searching a band’s name will lead you to anywhere the band is found on the internet. Its common sense people. I am fortunate enough to oblige to tell people who I wasn’t the “Average Ex-BVB hater”  I actually listened to four tracks. But I did fall victim of “Media Assholes” ones that are supposed to write truthful and neutral articles about any band they are writing about regardless if they have biased opinions on them or not. Well I got links to the asshole blogs about BVB and I for two years was on this transfixed notion they were this way quote on quote “Assholes” when truly they were these five incredibly kind natured soul men who may look like a sight for sore eyes in one persons eyes but an apple in the eye of others. As I will demonstrate to you the reader that simply “Lazy Ass Syndrome” can be cured by a little research or a little old-fashioned “Go see it for yourself” as in go to BVB’s concerts or a band you’re giving that “Ahhh what is this jumbo mess about?” thoughts. It doesn’t hurt to give things a “Second Chance or how many chances you will give it.” So let’s get to business shall we.

I will tackle “BVB is Gay, are Faggots, etc” misconception. How can you through a whole group of people under the bus when insulting and bullying men who are straight. There is a former member of BVB who is gay. Why infringed on her personal life and sexuality also. It’s a big insult. If it makes you “BVB hater” feel great about yourself that you just called music “Gay” when music is not human but made by humans or nature when clearly its an organic made substance made through sound waves that generate noise in decibels through PA systems/headphones that drives people nuts cause “We” can’t live without music. So calling music “Gay, Faggoty, etc only makes you look stupid. By the way I am huge LBGT supporter so what have you. “Faggots” mean many different things in different languages. I am not a meatball nor a cigarette. lol

Lets tackle the wannabe, poser, and ripoff misconception “Ulterior”. It has been known that BVB has attributed their looks from Motley Crue, KISS, LA Guns, W.A.S.P, Ratt, Billy Idol, Marilyn Manson, The Damned, Misfits, etc. What makes me “ROFLMFAO(Roll on the floor laughing my fucking ass off) is the lack of research people DONT do behind why BVB dresses in the fashion they do and the way they portray their music. I have read countless upon countless “KISS ripoff” “Motley Crue wannabes” etc in message boards when I study people’s trolling habits when a music media sites posts something about BVB that is of importance the trolls pour in with said comments plus with the occasional “BVB are faggots” as said above. Who doesn’t want to be like their idols in their own fashion and in their own style. BVB didn’t rip off any artist at all. Influenced much. “BVB haters” or people who don’t understand at all its purely “Them”, trademark and all. It’s who they are as people. Even some of the bands who they supposedly ripoff from are their friends and support BVB. Use your noggin before you look silly on the internet(A worldwide database that millions of people can gain access to your stupidity boo hoo BVB hater)

The whole BVB “Copies and pastes” their music from other bands misconception. In other words BVB DOES NOT STEAL MUSIC FROM SAID ARTIST’S SUCH AS AVENGED SEVENFOLD. There are laws that strictly prohibit such uncanny to do such thing. BVB are quite knowledgable musicians that have a “Jinxx: Classical man of the musical arts with a pinch of metal” ,”Jake: A shredder who knows how to metal or two”, “CC:Who just destroys things by just drumming” ,”Andy: the screamer who can sing like an angel” All of them have had musical training and education growing up. So how can five gifted men with musical talents think “Yeah lets steal from another artist and call it our own”, “NOT”. It tickles me pink when I read stupid blunt shit like that. Have your opinion but don’t make it so stupid that BVB steals from other musicians. Read their lyric books, Watch the Wretched and Divine making of documentary, and read the correct databases on the internet. Don’t trust some random asshole who says “Those faggots stole from Avenged Sevenfold.” I love both bands to be honest. Been a huge Avenged Sevenfold fan for nearly a decade. Listened to ALL their songs a million times. I am huge supporter of them. I am also a huge supporter of Black Veil Brides. So to put two bands at the mercy of unneeded drama when clearly they went on tour with each other is very fucking stupid. “Get a life” folks of BVB hater side.

The “BVB are assholes and dickheads and don’t care about their fans” misconception. This a big fat false. BVB wouldn’t be caring about their fan so much right now if they were in the studio making #BVB4. Plus I have read countless blogs postings, tweets, and interviews of the BVB guys appreciating and thanking the BVB army. I also have watched several meet and greet videos and to see their nice and kind nature towards their fans is breath-taking and very much-needed “Faith in humanity restoration”. All the stories, the tears that were and constantly shed, and the strength and inner power that BVB gives the BVB army is what is needed in life for people of all ages. BVB is one of those bands that whether you hate them or love them. They will always be their to help you. Yes you BVB HATER. I am a testament to that. So don’t sit their behind your computer screen and say “Won’t happen” It may or may not. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. I jinxxed myself. I told myself I WOULD NEVER become a BVB fan. Pfthahaha laughing at the stupid person I was two years ago. Their are other bands like BVB other that get similar hate but they will always be their if you need them. Open minds are a beautiful thing to have on this earth. I love to share joyful conversations with people who have them. The links I will provide down below are to debunk what I all said. BVB is a band that helps one find their true sense of self, inner strength, and love for who you are. They preach this through every lyric which gets deemed “Shit’ by BVB haters. How do you find “Rise up and celebrate your life” and “Never give in, Never back down” shitty. Not the case. So to wrap this up Andy, CC, Jinxx, Jake, and “Former”ALL care and love about their fans just as much as “We” the BVB army care and love about them.

The “They look satanic and look like they sacrifice goats” misconception. I try not to bring religion in ANY of my journalistic writings but I will touch up on my views on this in the most “Secular” fashion possible. Black Veil Brides came from a catholic term of a dumb down word that all the world knows by a “Nun”. A “Black Veiled Bride” is a woman who gives up all her connotations(sex, marriage to a man, etc) and marries the church in special ceremony. You get the picture now. Without bringing too much religion bs into this. I would like to exhibit some links down below a part from the misconception I debunked above to really tell you the hater or confused heated religious pissant that a band with a positive limelight for their fans is NOT satanic in nature. Satan to me comes in two forms. 1)mythical 2) religious form. BVB can’t be deemed satanic cause they aren’t mythical nor a religious form. By the way: Christwire is a satire asshole religious account that trolls people into thinking these sort of people are these monster people when really they are kind and caring individuals with hearts and feelings. One more thing to piss off the religious folks “LISTEN TO BLACK VEIL BRIDES AND HAIL SATAN,” Nothing like mocking the source of asshatery and ignorance.

The whole “Scene, Emo, Hot Topic Jewelry” misconception. BVB have been put into that category of “Scene”, “Emo” or “Hot Topic Jewelry” what is with the labeling nowadays. Why must people be put into a box and have written on it who they are. People should be an out of the box sorts. Unique, different, nothing like that damn washing machine cycle. To put bands and people into groups or genres is silly to me. Just let music be “Free” like that damn song “Freebird”. Whether you are metal, metalcore, hardcore, punk, grindcore, glam metal, rock and roll, etc. “At the end of the day” it’s just music that we enjoy listening to. It’s what keeps us going through tough times and through good. So quit labeling people with that damn labeling machine or I will label you. Its only fair.

The “They are robots and don’t have feelings” misconception. Yes they are human. Humans have feelings so their for BVB and their members do have hearts again. The bullying of calling them garbage, shit, assholes, dicks, douchebags, and whatever it is really has to be annoying and hurtful at times. I would hate to work so hard for something and be called those names. So “GIVE IT A BREAK FOLKS” put down the mobile device and computer. Go outside and breathe some sunshine. Plus apologizing goes a long way too. Actions speak louder than words.Being positive is better than a negative black hole of doom.

The misconceptions of BVB’s lyrics “Death, Suicide, etc”. I read from tons of kids on twitter that their parents think BVB’s music is satanic as said above and is making them have thoughts of depression, suicide, death, etc. When merely its the exactly opposite. BVB’s music is meant to help struggling teens, adults, and even elderly through everyday bullshit that isn’t right to go through. It concerns me that these parents to have “The lazy ass syndrome” of not looking up who BVB is by a simple keyword search. I even read a few times that these kids had their music and things by them taken away. I can only think about that scene in Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the wall” were all the kids are turned into robots and mush. These poor kids. I then think about the other music these kids parents kids taken away. Its like the 80’s all over again with the “Ferocious Fifteen” the way these parents are acting. With the way the internet has a loads of data to access this information for them to know what their kids are listening to. Education goes a long way and I am a “Pro self” educator. It’s very puzzling when there is all this access to the internet via community colleges, public libraries, and I have even seen homeless shelters with them to help people gain knowledge of how to use and run a computer for jobs and such. So all these parents have the “Lazy Ass Syndrome” indeed. I even seen a panhandler yesterday. He gave me more hope than all the parents who think BVB are this and that combined. He had a cardboard that said “Smile everyday like its something worth beautiful” People at that are panhandle a lot so he indeed made me smile. Haha I digress with this topic because it’s not worth my time talking about it. Its sad really when you take positive messages and think they are subliminal messages. The mere problem is a much bigger subject that is too touchy to get into. Like family issues and bullying matters. I am anti bullying and other things. So my thoughts and wishes go out to these teens, adults, and elderly that face tough battles everyday. I feel your pain. I easily understand. Never give in, Never back down.

I will conclude this article on some positive light. BVB has been their for me for a year and four months. I plan on being a fan for life. They struck a nerve in me so deep that it can’t be changed. I wrote this as mere of understanding to YOU the BVB hater, reader, non fan, fan, or curious bystander of what BVB is. It is simple. Google holds all the answers. Bing. Yahoo!. Ask?. Any generic search engine will do. Don’t become a “Lazy Ass Syndrome” person who become’s a “Take it to the next level” version of a “Keyboard Warrior troll” Listen to your heart and let your mind do the talking second. I did that when I let BVB have another try “A second chance” at you will and guess what happened. They came into my life as the BVB hater in me exited the door to never show her face again. Her ship has sailed to be long forgotten as BVB and the BVB army party on as they have successfully received a new shipmate for good. “Never give in, Never back down.”

Now it has come to the opinions that I have asked all week:

Question: What are your thoughts on ex-BVB haters and BVB converters?

Anyone can change. For good or bad. But I do love when people think for themselves and give things a fair chance- @MandyJames1979

You know you are my favorite ex-hater. 🙂 Seriously, it’s ok if people change their mind if it makes them happy-@dy_cinn

@1Purdy_Gurl Was happy knowing I transferred to the dark side. 

What are the biggest misconceptions you have heard about BVB?

I think the most common misconception of them of them would be their that their satanic? Or maybe that they are just ripoffs of Kiss? -@ReccaBVB

Probably that they are satanic which is not true also have heard someone say they are fake which is rather disturbing-@TheScaryElf

It always amuses me when people say their music is “Depressing” when BVB are all about strength, solidarity, and empowerment. Also that “They are asses and don’t care about their fans”-@MandyJames1979


Not an opinion on the matter but one BVB fan replied to me telling me: I thought that they were not gonna make it in the music business but they did so yeah-@brokengothkid21 ( Side note: this is sad really but I am glad to know “US” in the BVB army made them happen fair and square. Be proud of a little piece of knowing you helped BVB out in their dream, plus this goes for any band really) 

Some people just don’t listen to the lyrics-@BVBpinafan

That apparently they don’t care about their fans which is wrong because they do-@CourtPurdyBVB

I’ve heard people call Andy a “Marilyn Manson wannabe” and that BVB are a bunch of posers-@Kat_grab

Every time I show my friends a song, they always say “Oh they’re not what I expected, I it’d be about death.”-@BlackVeilVamp

You can’t even like a band without being labeled as “Scene” aka I smell shallow minded people-@beckikn0x 

Garbage, ridiculous make-up, hot topic jewelry, hahahaha All righty then!-@Livingveil (Side note: this was depicted to a screenshot I  got that was RT’d on the my twitter timeline and she responded with a quirky and awesome response. The BVB army never seizes to amaze me and makes me smile on how well you handle all the hate hence forth what your reading right now.) 

These are some awesome interviews I have read:

http://npollard.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/interview-black-veil-brides/

http://www.iconvsicon.com/2011/08/07/black-veil-brides-frontman-andy-biersack-talks-set-the-world-on-fire-and-more/

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/feb/28/black-veil-brides-makeup-10-minutes Very comedic. 

The links to Youtube videos debunking that BVB are not assholes and important things on the matter:

The fun part of the statistics I found on Google and what an Average BVB hater said on a message board

-Google has about 823,000 hits for “BVB misconceptions”

-Google has about 183,000 hits for “BVB conspiracy theories”

Black Veil Brides pretty much epitomizes generic music intended for dumb, uneducated, self-entitled kids. Said by a BVB hater (Well BVB hater you can have your cake and eat it too but I must pick a part your opinion 1) The kids are entitled to their opinion dumb dumb as you are too, 2) you contradicted yourself by saying dumb and or uneducated. 3) You don’t know what type of education they are receiving. 4) Get a life enough said.) 

Written by: Mariah L Hanna 4/5/2014 Copyright@PotatoBVBQueen

P.S. THIS article can be written for ALL bands. Don’t trust what you read out their unless it’s from the band or a bands PR or management company. Best of wishes. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Devils Choir: A trials and tribulations of one BVB army member

“You’ve been running for so long, still breathing,
Hoping soon to find a song worth singing.
Every chapter of this note, they’re reading,
But you’re slowly losing hope on bleeding.

I’ll carry you, my darkest desire.
When life sings to you through devil’s choirs.
F.E.A.R. won’t steal what burns in you,
I’ll carry you away from the fire.

My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs

Raise another broken glass to failure,
A simple promise of a crimson saviour.
Take a look into the life you’re leaving,
I promise you this isn’t pain you’re feeling

I’ll carry you, my darkest desire
When life sings to you through devil’s choirs.
F.E.A.R. won’t steal what burns in you,
I’ll carry you away from the fire.
Wow!

Come on!

I’ll carry you, my darkest desire
When life sings to you through devil’s choirs.
F.E.A.R. won’t steal what burns in you,
I’ll carry you away from the fire.

My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs”

In that video Andy Biersack explains to you the readers what the song “Devils Choir” on Wretched and Divine:The Story of the Wild Ones means. The song hits every home run with me medically, emotionally, mentally, and everything that has gone on in my life in the course of 4 plus years I have been battling really serious medical issues. I also provided above the lyrics to “Devils Choir” inside the article I will explain what part of “Devils Choir” forever changed my life. If only I can speak positively enough of about Black Veil Brides as whole. They mean the world to me in so many ways alone with the BVB army know as “The Legion of the Black”.

I am about to open up to the BVB army about what is going on with me and I am hoping I can help some people out if some of the members of the BVB army are suffering these diseases. I don’t like to open up that often about these things cause it’s quite horrible to deal with and very personal at times to talk about. But its time to open up some what to a group of my peers of what is going on.

This week has been one emotional roller coaster to me. I just celebrated my one year anniversary of becoming a BVB fan this Monday on January 27th. A year ago from that day was anything but unhappy and unfortunate from that until BVB came into my life on that day at 11:00 something that night. I had planned to kill myself and take all my sleeping pills known as Trazadone at the time. Reason why I planned to kill myself?

I was tired of being in pain. Severe pain to even put a 600 hundred pound bully to his knees and cringe in pain. I wouldn’t dare wish my headache pain not even on my enemies. My headaches usually range from 5 on the headache pain scale to about 9-10 being at its ultimate worst. It feels like sledgehammers, rocks, blowtorches, and people beating the fuck out of me. The pain gets so bad that I have to go to the emergency room at least 6-7 times a year.

Lets rewind a bit. Back to November of 2009 when my forever permanent headache started to begin. I was a senior in high school at the time. I woke up one day in November of 09’ with it and its the same headache I have now that has never went away. No relief. No cure. No answers by doctors who I went to seek help too. I am labeled what is known as “The problem child” in medicine. I have been to 10 neurologists and they don’t know why someone would just randomly wake up one day with the worlds worst headache on the planet and its never gone away.

The medical doctors who have helped me out to the best of there ability have done wonders for me though. Putting me on the right path to finding answers as to why I got my headaches to begin with.

I have been through a lot within the last 4(6 now) plus years I have been dealing with these horrible headaches. Who has not go through something terrible in their lives. It’s not easy. But one always has to know to keep their head up high in moments of bad and horrible situations. I have that “Never give in, Never back down” attitude about life.

I have 8 major health conditions(Now 2 years later 15 sadly). 4 being life threatening. The rest being severe to minor health conditions. I have one health condition impending(Getting medical testing done at the moment to figure out what is seriously wrong with me) Test tesults came back positve that I had the condition.I have been through the ringer of sorts with medical conditions from birth to now.

I don’t live a normal 22-year-old life now 24. Normal people my age are out partying and doing those things. I prefer to sit at home and party on the internet with a glass of water. I have a very reclusive life. I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs, party, etc. I am pretty plain person. So my version of “Wild” is what you are reading right now. Way to kick the negative in the ass. Plus I have to prepare weeks in advance to do something fun like a concert or a family outing. My headaches are 24 hour, 7 days a week, and 365 days consumes me whole with debilitating pain that hurts so bad that I can’t get out of bed at all but I have too.  I succumbed to an over the counter pain pill addiction that I kept secret to even the family members that live with me. Until a doctor told me in Seattle on March 22nd of last year that if I didn’t stop my over the counter cocktail pain pill addiction. I would be in a coffin six feet under. That alone scared the shit out of me. I did not even know at the time I had this addiction. I am happily ceased all over the counter pain medication that if I do need to take it. It’s under very huge restrictions and medical guidance. Chronic Migraineur’s often do not know what I did without knowing the chemicals and toxins that are slowly killing them. They go on in life with their daily life not knowing their fate could be soon. I am glad to have met the doctor who gave me the tools to save my own life and end my very painful “Invisible addiction” I am very thankful and fortunate. I am currently 11 months clean this month on the 22nd a year next month on the 22nd. It has not been easy but I kicked the addiction in the ass.

I also was given hell by emergency room doctors. Basically “Outcasting” me as a freak and telling me “Its all in my head” which I know my severe pain is in my head but they were referring me to as crazed lunatic their for drugs on the times I visited the ER when my headaches and stomach pains get really bad. I almost once got referred to the fifth floor cause of my severe diseases. I never let it get to me though because I knew I was not anything they were terminologically or wronging me about. Again with the “Never give in, Never back down.” attitude that I was naturally born with as a strength.

I have lived everyday what I refer to as “Hell on earth.” But I don’t let this get to my spirit and get me down. I was not dealt with the greatest genetics on the planet. But I was given a heart of gold and the strength and courage of a lion.

Now I am going to talk about what part of “Devils Choir” that forever changed my life. The line “Take a look into the life you’re leaving, I promise you this isn’t pain you’re feeling” hit me to the core. Core so deep that it resonated with me. Andy wrote the song seeing people he cared about destroying themselves with drugs or alcohol. But what Andy does not know is that with this song and these lyrics he has helped the other side. People who have destroyed themselves cause of pain that one can’t control. Pain that they were genetically encoded like I was to suffer for the rest of my days and their days in not knowing if there is relief at the end of the tunnel or any hope at all for pain to leave us chronic pain suffers alone.

What I am trying to say is. Andy words made me fall in love with Black Veil Brides in such a way that words can’t explain.  I will forever for the rest of my days back the message of Black Veil Brides and who they are as people. My full support, love, dedication, admiration, gratefulness, gratitude, and thankfulness go out to BVB. This also intertwines with the song “Carolyn” which personally touches me deeply and I send my thoughts, heart, prayers, and support to Jake Pitts family who knew his late mother, Carolyn. I can’t explain in words how emotional and mentally enthralling it is to listen to Black Veil Brides music everyday. I am overjoyed by it.

“I promise you this isn’t pain you’re feeling” my interpretation of it is I have been through a hell of a lot and to have a few seconds of hearing through song that I will be okay in the end and there is hope. Makes me believe in the quote “Faith in humanity”. My love and support goes out to the five guys who work their asses off and make such wonderful music. I am overjoyed listening to each and every BVB song out their.

The hardships the BVB army members go through is incredible for me to read and its an honor to be shared their personal feats. Life ain’t easy. It’s what you make of it. I decided to make mine kick ass the best of my ability even the my genetic cards are not the best. I am happy, blessed, and overjoyed to have inspired so many people on the interwebs. I love you all. I do my best that I can. I show my sunshine and you guys and gals give it right back 10x more. It means a great deal to me. Your support and kindness is never took for grant by me.

I am proud to be a Black Veil Brides fan. In that I am proud to represent them around my town in the t-shirts I purchased of theirs. I get the bad comments from the haters. LOL. Then I get the open-minded and lovely fan compliments on my t-shirts everywhere I go. I love that.

Black Veil Brides music is so very personal to me sometimes that I can’t talk about it or be open about it. But I am. I express myself in ways that I have never expressed myself before. BVB got me out of my shell. They have really made my creative mind of words “Take it to the next level” *Hand Rocket* I am very pleased and grateful for everything they have taught me and given to me in advice form.

I hope you the reader has found your niche in the world. Whether it be writing, art, singing, dance, etc. Whatever YOU set your mind to. I know in my heart YOU can do it. Cause I am living and breathing proof that miracles happen. I am not supposed to be alive actually. But I am. I have faced medically feats that even stun doctors. Always remember this quote “Someone else has it way worse than you?” that is what drives me everyday to what I want in life and that is to become a successful rock and roll journalist.

It is that time that I have to wrap up this article. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I know people have busy lives nowadays. So it means a lot to me that you took time out of your day to read what I wrote. Always remember “You’re Not Alone” I know a lot of you feel lonely in the world but we really aren’t if you think about it. We all have similar commonalities whether it be something stupid or very serious. Always remember my quote “Don’t have a party pooper attitude, Never give up.” cause no one wants a party pooper in their party or someone who has a sour puss attitude about life when really it will be alright in the end.

I PROMISE YOU THIS ISN’T PAIN YOUR FEELING, Cause really with this song is my pseudo pain-killer and in the end we will all be alright. I BELIEVE THAT WE ALL FALL DOWN SOMETIMES, Cause its okay to cry it all out and you will be okay in the end. IF I FALL I WILL RISE BACK UP AND RELIVE MY GLORY. Cause we all need redemption and self-worth “In The End”

Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 2/9/14, Updated 6/18/2016

*See about for ‘Journalist Note’

Second Chances: A Black Veil Brides and BVB Army dedication!

I was inspired by this article by Mandy on twitter. She has helped me among others counsel me to the point where they helped get rid of the BVB hater I once was. This month will be my one year anniversary of being in the BVB army what better way to celebrate it than in a positive light and in teaching or advice manner. Mandy, Amy, and Cindy helped me and give me that well need slap or cold water in my on my face to wake my up. They talked me out of the guilt and shame of being a past BVB hater. The passed is no more and I am ready to live the future and present. Without them I have no clue what I would do. I will express my opinions, advice, and inspiration to people who are afraid to take that step into giving things a second chance even if you absolutely hated it before. I will talk about my experience and counter-act it so that you the reader can use it as your own advantage point to try new music, food, etc.

On January 27th of last year was forever a changing day in my life. I planned on ending my life that day but I ended up killing the BVB hater that was inside of me. I had written my suicide note in full on a document on my computer and obituary. I was going to end my life cause I was tired of being in pain all the time twenty-four seven three hundred sixty-five days out of the year due to my permanent headache conditions that make life a living hell. It wasn’t till a cancer scare sent me over the edge to further go with my plans of doing the disheartening deed. It wasn’t until my plans go intercepted by a band that I did not particularly like at the time I was at my wit’s end. All lost hope was gone. I clicked on they’re video cause I was in a shitty rock bottom mood. But what happened was beautiful. I am still lost for words on it. Andy spoke to me the fucking BVB hater who was going through shit that his fan base has some struggles with. Him and his band mates reached their hand out to me. Told me it was okay. Sometimes we all fall down. To never give in, never back down all in the music video “In The End”. Every inch of my heart that falsely hated BVB was filled with love, admiration, inspiration, respect, and support. They rose me from the ashes and helped guide me on that path that I should have been on cause I was a lost soul for years. I am proud to be a BVB army family member. I have been utterly blessed with love each day by the lovely members of BVB army and who they are as people. I love them all so very much. With all my heart.

YOU the reader can rise from the ashes and have your New Years Day too. Again try new things. Unlike I did I tried a band out for a “Second” time in a disheartening circumstances. BVB where their when I needed someone the most. They understood me and understood what I was going through.  They still even help me out. I can’t believe the wonder and power behind their music. They are one of a kind band. One that can’t be re-created. They have that spark, powerhouse, and magic about them that makes them such an epic fucking band live and I can’t even explain it on CD.

Many people have asked me, told me, or yelled at me. Why do you like this band? Black Veil Brides is a faggot ass band why do you like them so much? You should kill yourself if you like Black Veil Brides so much? How on earth can you stand those freaks? Are you retard? Etc?

What I will aptly reply to all of that. Do your research about the band. Listen to their music. Get educated. Even before you come to me ask me those questions. It’s quite stupid day in and day out to read, hear, or behind someones back receive hate that is just stupid to begin with. So do the world a favor and get educated.

My thoughts on “Second Chances” everyone deserves them. Even the dreaded Black Veil Brides haters. Why? The BVB haters cause some of them are just guided into wrong crowds or social interactions in life. Plus some of the biased media plays a huge role in falsely making BVB haters. Some of the media asshats wants you to believe that BVB are monsters, their out to get you, they are terrible people, and they make shitty music. That they do so and so. When in doubt they do the exact opposite. People, bands, things, etc ALL deserve a “Second” chance whether you like it or not at the time. I absolutely hated BVB falsely not knowing the reasons I hated them were all plagued by the media and people I was hanging out with via the internet. I got rid of those people by extensive research, deleted people out of my life on my social medias, and then started my new life with the BVB army.

It’s quite simple go on the internet preferably on Spotify or YouTube. Type in keyword: Black Veil Brides, Potatoes, or what the fuck it is your afraid or need to put F.E.A.R in its asshole.  My whole world changed when the magic and love of Black Veil Brides music was let in my heart. It was a very beautiful day to be certain. I didn’t go see the clouds that day. The BVB hater that I was did. People who give “Second Chances” to things are amazing people.

It’s just like people who give a dog or kitty cat a “Second Chance” rescue them from the shelter and adopted them. It’s very heartwarming that the person or person’s took that animal into their home to give it love, shelter, and food. So why can’t this happen to people too. Give pets and people “Second Chances”. You may never know YOU might get a grumpy cat person to adopt or the next Lil Bub.

What has my “Second Chance” by allowing Black Veil Brides music into my heart. Its given me friends from all over the world I can count on. Its given me my life back. Its helped me find my person. Its helped me find who I am in the world. Its helped me guide myself to finding my future career which you are reading the words now of it. Its has completed me. Its helped me in ways I can’t explain. I am forever grateful, thankful, and every most overjoyed Black Veil Brides and the BVB army came into my life. YOU all deserve some sort of potato plaque with loads of potato made products.

A “Second Chance” doesn’t mean the end of the world is coming. It means that you are open-minded and stepping out of the box of what is normal. People often think its okay to just live with monotonous lives. People can live that way. I have no problems with it all. To each their own and to their own opinions. Which by the way you are entitled to. I will respect it and you shall respect mine. But don’t have it so it crosses the line period. But people live such monotonous lives that they don’t even try. I am glad I have grown up with a sense of an open mind. So it’s not the end of the world to try something new. Even if it’s once in a while.

Even if you have to give it a third chance so be it. Do what you please. Sing the songs you love. Eat the food that pleases you. Do the activities that make you happy. Do what makes YOU happy. Cause at the end of the day, I am quoting Andy Biersack here, YOU are your own best fan and YOU don’t want to hurt that person. 😉 Treat YOU right. Get help for self harm, suicidal tendencies, etc. Cause its better to have done it verses than I am “Thinking about” it.

I truly hope the best for every one of my readers that comes along and reads my articles old and new. It means a lot to me. Each reader sincerely means the world to me. I can’t explain to all of you that. This is to some of the most lovely fans out their who believed in me when no one else did. Thank you. Here is to your “Second Chances” cause you all deserve them too from people. I wish you all the best wishes in the world along with Black Veil Brides and their families/friends.

I will wrap this article up telling you all what is coming up in with “The Potato Queen” in 2014.  I am hoping to go back to college this year to get a business degree and a minor in either English or creative writing. Preferably creative writing. I hope everything works out cause I had to take an infinite withdrawal from college back in 2011 for a while to get myself well cause I have 6 chronic illnesses and 5 of them are permanent. 2 are life threatening. I have been through so much medically and this a little glimmer of hope that I have for myself In hopes that I can make it in the world without feeling like a failure in society cause of being constantly sick as fuck 24/7 around the calendar. Nothing makes me proud and internally happy than writing. Knowing I have a huge potential in making it as a huge rock and roll journalist proves that “Second Chances” are infinite and real. It’s a true blessing and one that changed my life forever. To know I can get a degree that isn’t going to stress me the fuck out and put my health in to jeopardy is a blessing disguise. This all happened and in thank you’s of Black Veil Brides. I couldn’t thank them enough if I were to meet them face to face. They mean the world to me. I am happy and blessed that I became a loyal fan of theirs. I am overjoyed. Words can’t express my gratitude towards Black Veil Brides, what they stand for, and who they are because they are wonderful, epic , crazy, kind, gentle, beautiful, charismatic, cheerful, supportive, and loving human beings inside and out.

“The Potato Queen’s Articles, Reviews, and fun tiddly bits for 2014”

The Potato Queen’s top Albums for 2013

Reviewing Ronnie Radke’s mix-tape with various artists

Going to Review the hilarious Average Joe: Season 2

Review any band that wants me to review their music

Going to write a few medical pieces

Reviewing We Stitch These Wounds Re-Release whenever the announcement and release of it comes

Going to do small little inspiring articles while BVB is in studio producing CD number 4

January 27th is a little holiday with me. It’s the day I repented. Come celebrate with me on my twitter as I will think of something special to do for BVB that day in commemoration. It also marks a year that I haven’t had one single suicidal thought ever. It’s the small feats that counts. \m/

Throughout the year just keep checking my blog for updates, articles, rants, reviews, etc  to come your way. I am excited to start my journey as an amateur journalist. I send my love and wishes to everyone. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. A kick ass one too.

Happy New Year and here is to “Second Chances” in 2014,

Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 1/8/14

*Journalists Note moved to About page in archives. Thank you for your concern. Best of wishes.

NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN..NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN…WHEN YOUR LIFE FEELS LOST(FIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS!).. NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN- BLACK VEIL BRIDES

My life begins: A Thank You to Black Veil Brides and the BVB army!

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They say a picture or in this instance a screenshot is worth a 1,000 words. Well this is worth a million. Just them saying this to me has inspired me for a lifetime. I am thankful and honored to have the Black Veil Brides guys to have read my article(s) and approve of my writing. I also have to say thank you to the BVB army for always supporting me, backing me, and loving what I write. I am very appreciative, grateful, supportive, respect, honor, and love each and everyone the people who has given me positive feedback of my articles. I am over the moon at the moment.

I have so much love and respect for Black Veil Brides it’s not even funny. They changed my life on three separate dates 1/27/13, 10/3/13, and 12/11/13. This year has been a big year for me. Its funny. I came into 2013 with NO New Years Resolution and now I will end 2013 on a big note that being said, I found my person, I found the career I want to do for the rest of my life, and one being able to breath in my own skin again and loving the person who I am.

Black Veil Brides is not just a band. It’s a community of belonging. Where outcasts, disenfranchised, and not so popular youth, adults, and the elderly. Black Veil Brides help lost souls find their belonging in the messed up society. A society where life’s dredgers are at times cruel to good people. Black Veil Brides help those in the BVB army find who they are as people. People who are lost, don’t know where they are going in life, and just need guidance in life. I have seen the beauties of this band inspire a lot of people through artwork and through their own writing either through journalism, story writing, or wanting to become a musician.

Black Veil Brides is the greatest thing to ever happen to me in my life. I have never felt this way about any band before. They carry something rare and magical about them that people can’t recreate. Their meaning and power behind their lyrics is empowering and inspiring for 3 million plus BVB army members. I am just one of them to have been touched very deeply by their music and lyrics.

I am so happy to have this wonderful band in my life. They get so much hate and I just don’t get it. I have put the past behind me now, I have the future and present to look forward too. I can’t wait to go to college to see my options on what I can do to jump-start my journalism career. I can’t wait to show the world what I am capable of cause all my life I was told I could not through doctors and bullies. I have believers now that believe in me that I can do this. I WILL. I have stay strong this far. Their ain’t no stopping. I can do more and more. I have more things I want to do. Music is such a beautiful thing to ever happen to me. Because of music I can live my life in such a way that I can not be bothered with what people negatively say about me(LOL do not pay attention to them any ways, screw them). I have so much respect, appreciation, and love for music.

Bands like Black Veil Brides deserve a lot of recognition in the world but the world can be cruel at times cause they do not understand Black Veil Brides message and what they stand for as band for who they are. It pisses me off at times that they are not getting the level of recognition they deserve and it was seen at the Golden Gods Awards 13′ when they did win an award that us lovely BVB army voted for them. I want to see a room full of standing ovations instead of boos. I have so much respect and support for what Andy said at the GG 13′. People have seem to lost respect any more. So I wish for further award shows that BVB attends they do get at least an applause or standing ovation instead of WWE or WCW booing and heckling.

I also want to see in the coming year of 2014 “Some” BVB haters repenting. Not all of them are going to like BVB. They can have that opinion all they want. I am entitled to my opinions and they are entitled to theirs. Some BVB haters might have been led wrong and read things that are not true about the band. So that is something I would like to see.

I would like to end this little article on a thank you note. I never got to do this before but its a special shout out and honoring those who have my back. I love you all. It means the world to me that you all support, believe, and love my writing. I only wish you all the best in life and best of wishes.

I still have no words as to what happened on 1/27/13.10/3/13, and 12/11/13. I will forever love, respect, admire, support, be grateful, thankful, and honor what Black Veil Brides does for their fans and still does this very second. To know one band does truly care and makes the lives of their fans that much better including mine is greatly needed in the world. Rock and Roll may be anemic but it’s not dead. I hope Black Veil Brides puts the iron in the influx into this dying music scene. I love you Black Veil Brides. Words can not express my love for you all. I only wish you all the best in the happenings of Black Veil Brides endeavors and to you all individually. I hope one day you can dominate the world and be the biggest band in the world.

I want to express my gratitude and thank you to Black Veil Brides again for helping me rise my writing from the ashes. Giving me the tools to be creative again. Be comfortable in who I am creatively wise. Because you guys my future career is set and I am going to master it and work my ass off for it. Thank you for inspiring me so much so that I can not be voiceless person in the crowd. I am going to stand up and tell people what I believe in. I am grateful for the fact that such inspiration has been given to me in this screwed up world we are in. It’s very beautiful in fact. I have not written a thing creatively wise in 5 years. You guys showed up in my life and revamped my creativity so much so that It jumped to me wanting to start a career out of it. No amount of thank you’s can be said enough. Best of wishes to you BVB. I love you all.

NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN, NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN, WHEN YOUR LIFE FEELS LOST(FIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS!) NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN… AND…RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE.

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists Note: You can share my words to various social media sites but please give me proper accreditation with my twitter handle in copyright below. If you don’t give me the proper credit’s. I will track your IP address. Come to your house. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban slip from Potatoland forever. Thank you for reading. Have nice weekend. Best of wishes.

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 12/14/13

P.S. YOU are all amazing. Just wanted to say that. ❤

Black Veil Brides: The hypocrisy and lies of the internet( A band of extreme hate exposed as great band to society)

I was once a deemed hater of Black Veil Brides. A band known of its wide-spread hate throughout the internet through many hate blogs, hate Facebook pages, and twitter pages. I have been scouring the internet this week to get into the science of what makes a Black Veil Brides hater tick or what fuels there fire. Its simple. Give them what they want. So I decided that reading many, many back logs of posts, tweets, and articles of supposed BVB hater “Bloggers”. What is fascinating to me is there lack of knowledge to back their claims and to start-up rumors about a band they hate so much about. I will give you examples through out the article you are reading(This article was a struggle to produce cause of the fact I want this one to be an epic one). I will say this though. I am proud to be in the BVB army and a apart of something so amazing that “Grinds some gears.” a little. Which makes me giggle cause they are hot and bothered cause BVB has so much success and all they have is computer to type on. Black Veil Brides is one of those bands either they love or hate. I am glad and grateful to have experienced both spectrum’s of being a BVB hater and now a huge BVB fan. But I am truly blessed the order it came in though. Hater before becoming the fan. Becoming the BVB’s fan was one of thee greatest things to ever happen to me. The moment when I let my guard down and let BVB’s music, message, and lyrics pour into my soul, my heart, my life, and let the healing process begin so I can continue living my life in a positive manner and gave me the strength to carry my life on is by far one of thee greatest feelings in the world. I can’t tell you the feeling it feels to let a band into your life especially one you just moments before betrayed with words and disagreed upon. I view this as purgatory karma. Karma at which it made me want to suffer in a beautiful paid back way as in life gave you melons here you get to fall in love with a band you hate(NOW I LOVE THEM WITH ALL THE POTATOES IN THE WORLD) the weird and cool way how good karma works out that way. What a beautiful thing I have been blessed with. BVB’s music has helped me out so much throughout in 2013. This year has been a big year for me. It’s the first year I gave a “Second Chance” to band that I hated upon. It was the greatest feeling in the world to let BVB’s love through their music go through my heart. soul, and veins. Fuck hating. As you will continue to read on throughout my new article you will see why a band like Black Veil Brides needs all the support, love, and backing up they deserve.

Please note this article took me awhile to create in my head. The vortex of the information I researched for this article was just too great for me. I went on to as much hate blogs, Facebook pages, and twitter pages to better understand what comprises the thoughts, actions, and psychological matter behind a Black Veil Brides hater. It is although sad to read what one has to slander against Black Veil Brides and their hateful actions towards a band of positive manner and major success. It still concerns me at the health and well-being of these really active Black Veil Brides haters. I have found that constantly hating and having negative thoughts/attitudes towards something or in life in general can really badly affect ones health stress wise. Although I could careless about these haters it just concerns me. One can have their opinion about Black Veil Brides. Love them or hate them for all I care but haters are you okay. Laughing out loud.

In this article I am going to discuss what I have read and learned from these hater blogs, Facebook pages, and twitter pages. One thing is for certain these people want attention and are desperate for it. They get a rise from posting such a portentous tweets, status, posts, or whatever it is they do to get attention. It’s generally sad that I do what I do to get positive feedback they do it to get negative feedback. I write articles, reviews, and rants to express myself in a positive manner. They do theirs for negative manner and to express themselves in a negative way. What is sad though is psychologically they think they are doing it in a positive manner and doing a greater good for society plus doing a service for the world. When in reality its the exact opposite. It’s generally sad when someone is so hateful they have to get a personality and post slander on the internet. I hope I explained that into context for you.

Can a band give you an irreversible sexually transmitted disease. NO. On some of the Black Veil Brides hate Facebook pages I have read that Black Veil Brides music gives people AIDS(Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome) It was truly heartbreaking and really annoying to read something like that posted not on only one hate page but three separate hate pages on Facebook. AIDS is only given to someone who is infected with it. Music is not infected with AIDS. Good grief. Laughing my ass off. Use your noggin and think before you type is what I preach. It’s truly sad to see a beautiful band like Black Veil Brides get such slanderous remarks against them. I do agree there is bad music out their. I won’t name any names because I respect people as human beings. Plus it’s not cool at all to joke about AIDS. AIDS isn’t something someone should joke about. It’s a horrible disease one who gets it. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected with the disease because it’s a death ridden disease I would not want to plague on to even not so on my closest enemies.

Black Veil Brides is NOT gay. All five of them are heterosexual individual meaning they prefer women and only women. Sandra Alva a former Black Veil Brides drummer is an openly gay human being. All of BVB support LGBT equal rights and marriage. I writing this article support all LGBT equal rights and marriage cause I have a few friends who are openly gay, lesbian, transgender, and bi. I am a closet bi myself. I got bullied as a child and throughout my school years with the term “Faggot” cause i wore nothing but black and band t-shirts to school. I have overcome my bullying. But It really pisses me off when I see derogatory terms thrown at BVB. I actually awhile ago on a grocery shopping trip experienced the “Emo Faggot” term to be said to me. I also got the all famous looks for just being myself and just wearing a BVB t-shirt out in public. I was proud wearing that shirt. It makes me feel awesome and grateful to be a part of something so great. I love the message BVB carry’s. But what was said to me in public really opened my eyes of the level of bullying Black Veil Brides gets on a daily influx. Its fucking disheartening to go through such a thing in public. It’s a cry shame that people can’t keep their opinions to themselves without hurting another individual. Bullying is never okay. Period. I hate bullying. I had to go through it all my life. I of course flip them off and walked away cause that is who I am. Made me think for a while about my time of being a former BVB hater and I never wanting to ever go back to being one ever again. BVB is my life now. To get called “Faggot”, “Emo-Fags”, “Emo-Faggots”, and all the amount of derogatory terms in the planet must get tiring on a day-to-day basis. My heart, vibes, and love goes out to the 5 individuals that comprise BVB who receive this amount of hate everyday. I am truly grateful and thankful that the BVB army steps up and tells BVB they are amazing, beautiful, cool, genuine, and bad ass people on a day-to-day basis because they need to be reminded everyday what their music does for us and how much it means to every single BVB army member. It’s truly great how the BVB army outweighs the haters. 🙂

I also have come across some conspiracy theories of these BVB haters. I have never had one of these ever when I was BVB hater. In fact I rarely said my opinion about BVB when I did hate them(NOW I FUCKING LOVE THEM). I just went on with my day as these extreme BVB haters should do. Its preposterous if you ask me. The conspiracy theories are Andy Six sings to auto tune, BVB rip off from other artists, and this one that made me go outside to scream and lol at the same time Andy sings just like that Justin Bieber guy and their music sounds so much like Nickleback. Okay to back up some shit here. BVB DOES NOT USE AUTO TUNE. Andy sings naturally to ROCK AND ROLL music not POP music and uses no programs whatsoever to tune his voice all edgy and out there. BVB writes their own music. I am tired of reading every where they ripped off Avenged Sevenfold and so and so. I tell these haters time and time again. Go purchase Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones deluxe edition and view the DVD of the documentary of the making of Wretched and Divine. Its one hundred percent REAL. One hundred percent not SCRIPTED. One hundred percent ALL THEIR OWN SONGS AND COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. Go and read their lyric booklets in their you will read a music copyright from each musician of who composed what song and all their entertainment company information from agents, lawyers, etc. Which means they HAVE legitimately written everything ALL themselves with the right copyrights, measures, and legalities. By the way, Andy hates auto-tune he said it in an interview once. I heard him say it. Don’t get me started on the Nickleback and BVB argument. In my opinion BVB is way different musically than Nickleback. BVB has more anthemic stadium or intimate venue songs and pure rock and roll songs that one can have a good time and party too. Nickelback has bar worthy songs in my opinion and is not my personal cup of tea to begin with. Plus in my opinion BVB sounds a hell of a lot better than Nickleback. Have your opinions, I will respect yours. Those were mine, I hope you respect mine as well. Please respect them. Andy does not EVEN come close to singing just like Justin Beaver. Andy has his own signature, unique, angelic, soulful, beautiful, charismatic, and edgy singing voice. The beaver has his. I can listen to Black Veil Brides music all day and never get bored with listening to Andy’s voice, the dual guitars, kick ass drum beats, killer bass, and the guitar solos, bridges, breakdowns, etc. I listen to all their CD’s from WSTW(We Stitch These Wounds), STWOF(Set The World On Fire), and W&D:TSOFW(Wretched and Divine: The Story of the wild ones). I can hear the progression they have made individual that being said with Jinxx, Ashley, Jake, and Andy. CC progression from STWOF to W&D was as he said it best “Take it to the next level” progression. CC stepped in for Sandra Alva when she left the band during the changing period of WSTW to STWOF eras. Sandra went on to another band called Modern Day Escape( A killer band I would urge people to check out). With each member of BVB maturing individually and together musically with each record they produce is phenomenal and ground breaking. I loved hearing with each record their individual and together “Take it to the next level” feats. It’s just insane that people come up with conspiracy theories of a band that writes and records their own style of music for millions of people around the world. There’s Google to back your claims haters. But I guess “Lazy syndrome” gets the best of people enough that stupidity makes these stupid claims above. Stupidity kills.

Black Veil Brides haters do just about anything to get attention on the internet. I have come to that conclusion. They either will Photoshop something very horrid of the band of something horrific or write something so hurtful that it’s just too much. I also have come across biased journalist who have a professional job and get real paid money to write for a living when I am sitting here writing this and get diddly shit cause I do this out of the greater good of devotion and love out of my heart and soul I have for music and a band who I think deserves a “Standing Ovation” instead of getting boos at an award show cause BVB won an award for “Song of the year” which marked BVB the first ever band getting three Golden Gods in a row. Bands like BVB who have similar messages and lyrics deserve “Standing Ovations” instead of hatred on a daily basis. It’s just makes me scratch my head on how parents raise their kids now days. Do parents teach their kids to respect others even if they don’t like that individual whatsoever. People can co-exist with one another if people were not so cruel, deceitful, and malicious towards each other. It’s about time the metal community comes as a whole. We don’t have to go “I love you” to each other all the time. Like when was it okay for someone to hate someone else’s music choices because it was not their cup of tea. It’s not fucking okay. Bullying is not okay period. I don’t give a fuck if someone likes Justin Bieber, One Direction, Selena Gomez, or whoever the fuck it is they listen too. I don’t go up to them and say I hate the bands you listen to go die in a corner. That is wrong. Instead people should just ignore people who have different music tastes than other people do and go on with their day. Its simple. Just like I don’t get this shit at all and I experienced it at the BVB concert I went too. I get that if you are a dad and need to go and be their for your kid who wants to see BVB I get that. Go to the bar and have a good time in their instead of just being their and crossing your arms like a badass and half flipping off BVB. I caught three assholes doing this at the October 3rd Black Veil Brides and Bullet For My Valentine concert I went to at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA. I saw these three dudes being all macho and shit. If you don’t like why be their for a band you hate. Go to the bar and have some coffee or water. Go somewhere else besides being there with a hateful appearance. Thank you BVB for ruining these fuckers day cause you guys were doing what you loved doing and that was performing in front of people who truly cares about your music.

BVB haters its simple. Don’t listen to the music or pay attention to it if you don’t fucking like. Best advice I can give to you all. Go live positive lives and don’t be a negative Nancy on the internet. If you are respectful to us we will be respectful to you. Simple as potatoes their.

I am truly proud to be in the BVB army. I know all of us have our faults and shit. We are all not perfect. I am not perfect and never claim to be. It took me 6 days to comprise this article and gather the thoughts into context into a complete article. YOU all are worth it. YOU are amazing to me. YOU all mean so much to me. Every time I get feedback from one of my articles. I have to say this. I go freaking nuts and I cry happy tears cause being at 21 and finally finding my calling in life is blessing. I truly appreciate, love, am grateful, and take all the comments I get in gratitude and stride. YOU all are the world for me. I can’t wait to make this a career some day to kick some ass in the rock and roll journalism field because I am finding that great journalists are lack in this journalism field too as much as there is a lacking for rock and roll music in society. I hope to make it a live someday and make it so that people get excited about reading again the ones who hate reading. Thank YOU. I send nothing but my love and wishes to each and every one of you. I love you all.

Black Veil Brides music does so much for me the list can go on forever. BVB not only inspires me to better myself they also make me believe in myself too. I struggled with that all my life. I never believed that I could do things. But they have opened my eyes and inspired me with much perseverance that if I work my ass of enough my dreams can come true. I can’t wait to lead my own legacy and show people my excellent writing skills. Thank you BVB for being there when I needed someone the most. YOU five lovely individual are amazing, gifted, talented, and beautiful soled human beings. I love you Black Veil Brides so much more than I could scream.

RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE…. NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN. NEVER GIVE IN…NEVER BACK DOWN…WHEN YOUR LIFE FEELS LOST(FIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS!).. NEVER GIVE IN.. NEVER BACK DOWN

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Written by: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: Give me proper accreditation’s for my words if you want to share them on your social media sites with my twitter handle in the copyright. If I see my words out their with no proper credit sourcing. I will do an IP address tracking of your social media. Come to your house. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban slip from the island of Potatoland and tell you to “Get off my lawn” if you ever come here. Have a nice day. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 11/30/13

Now the fun part has come to show you the sites, the blogs, the Facebook hate pages, and twitter pages I have come across or was betrayed by in the passed by:

http://www.metalsucks.com

http://www.theprp.com <—– the trolls

http://www.blabbermouth.com <—– the trolls

http://www.loudwire.com <—– the trolls

http://www.gunshyassin.com

http://www. noisecreep.com <—- the trolls

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The twitter hate pages

https://twitter.com/I_HATE_BVB

https://twitter.com/BVBsuckscock <—— Hasn’t tweeted or followed anything but really, really. Okay then. lol.

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The BVB or miscellaneous hate blogs

http://metalmusicblog.com/2013/05/07/black-veil-brides-an-embarassment/

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/07/meet_your_new_favorite_band_to.php

http://ihatejulietsimms.tumblr.com/ <—– Towards a girlfriend of BVB. We are all human. Be a grown up. If you don’t like Juliet’s music. Don’t listen to it. Plain and simple. You don’t have to be an ass to someone cause of “Jealousy”.  No need to hate someone.

http://julietsimmshaters.tumblr.com/  ^

http://cateyemetal.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/black-veil-brides-the-justin-bieber-of-metal/ <—– Not a way to go about calling BVB the “Justin Bieber” of metal. Not even close. Not a hater though. Just thought this was really stupid that I needed to share.

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Last but not least the lovely Black Veil Brides Facebook hate pages:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Biersack-The-Satanic-Pedophile/356729294460083?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/AndyBcantsing?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Ballsack/370390153071411?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Hate-Black-Veil-Brides/282141795168335?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/bvbisbasicallyfailedgothictaylorswift?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BVB-and-BOTDF-sucks/304854359620806?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Hate-Black-Veil-Brides/107577412654582?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Hate-BVB/340271832691753?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/BVBisgay?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Veil-Brides-are-a-Disgrace-to-Music/471210306257915?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Veil-Brides-are-shit-and-are-not-metal/248133845197488?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/lolbvb?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BVB-Sucks/155307714506603?fref=ts

Most of those BVB hate pages are inactive to mostly active. I believe the inactive ones come out when something like what happened at the Revolver Golden Gods 13′ happened which I fully back and support BVB on what they did or one of their favorite bands hates the band they hate. It sucks that they have to waste their lives away on a perilous meaningless page instead they could be doing something with their lives. Sad. Their you have it. Mariah’s “Potato Queen’s” TMZ article on everything BVB haters. Now eat some potatoes for me BVB army and have a good one. ❤

Ultimate Rant: Black Veil Brides Style (Putting BVB on a Royal Throne)

As I read through the common posts, tweets, forums, comments, and etc of the daily hate Black Veil Brides gets in the shit tons on every media site out their that features them news wise or interviews them. Plus on their official media sites as well. Its come to my attention that Black Veil Brides isn’t metal enough, their gay, they sound like such and such band, they are ladies(They are grown men, LOL), they are emo faggots, they are bad this and that, etc. The list goes on and on with the shitty non claimable excuses I have read about how “Gay”, “Not Metal” and “Sucky ass” BVB is. 

What are my further thoughts on this situation. I did an informal article on classifying BVB in a metal group. YES. They are TYPE of metal. If you dumbass sheep would put your thinking caps on right and searched Google right then you would realize that BVB is a type of metal. END OF SUBJECT. Plus BVB classifies themselves as rock and roll to begin with. So why put bands in boxes. Just listen to the music and enjoy it. But I had to be frank with people in that post and actually break shit down to tell YOU the hater what genre or sub-genre BVB will be compiled into metal in. Here is a link to my informal classifying BVB as a metal group tumblr post: http://queenofpotatoland.tumblr.com/post/66265297515/black-veil-brides-a-tribute-to-a-band-i-once-hated-now 

I am tired of people calling them faggots, emo faggots, what homo they are, etc. Derogatory insults are not pretty at all. BVB is straight for crying out loud. Even Ashley says in a few interviews that he worships women. Bullying is NOT okay. Bullying should end. Can I ask “The BVB haters” a question. What did BVB do to you? Nothing. Why constantly hate on something. If you don’t like it. Don’t waste your valuable precious life on hating. Its not good for your psyche, mental stature, nor health. 

People keep bringing up what Andy’s now legendary speech at the Golden Gods Awards 13′. I back what BVB did 300 percent. Have your opinion about it but at least have their side of the story before you the hater has a one tracked mind about. I am so fucking glad I voted for “In The End” to be and won “Song of The Year” because for personal reasons and for the fact it was written for Andy’s late grandfather Urban Flanders(May he rest in peace and will never be forgotten). Andy also via his twitter apologized for the matter. Andy also posted a tumblr post about the situation. I bet NONE OF YOU HATERS have read it nor read his tweets stating the apologies. YOU the haters make Andy and the rest of his band out to be a villain’s of the music community(I know you do it to a lot more other bands too not just BVB) when they do the complete fucking opposite in helping thousands of people including myself more than lately with their inspirational key messages through their music and lyrics. So you can give me those “Oh Andy is an asshole, he acts like a dick.” No he isn’t a dick and nor is he an asshole. Lets do a hypothetical haters. Lets play a game. The “You put yourself in their shoes.” game. How would you feel to get massive amounts of hate on a daily basis day in and day out plus constantly getting critics who may or may not like what you have put out their either artwork wise, music, etc. You worked your ass off for hours, days, and years the project you created with your blood, sweat, and tears. You constantly get shit on with trolls, critics, haters, etc YOU the hater would be guarded too about what someone says about you on the internet or face to face interactions. People are entitled to their opinions. We live in America were the first amendment gives that right. But in the next paragraph I will explain where the first amendment doesn’t cover your ass haters in certain situations. 

I have come across a few facebook anti- BVB hate pages. People are entitled do those pages however its come to my attention that even with the first amendment and their right to free speech will get their asses in trouble with the law. Pages telling Andy to kill himself, Andy is a Satanic Pedophile, and on some anti- BVB hate pages their are memes suggesting to kill BVB. With content like that your rights to free speech and to the first amendment are out the fucking door. People don’t realize that doing these such things are illegal as fuck and can be prosecuted in the court of law. Not to mention based on your states or countries anti-bullying or anti-cyber bullying laws what actions and consequences you can face. I took a street law class 3 fucking times in high school. I read my school book thoroughly. So get a life you anti facebook anti- bvb hate page admins. You can hate the band all the fuck your hearts desire it just overly pisses me off that these things AREN’T BEING HANDLED CORRECTLY AND NOT BEING PROPERLY PUNISHED. Have a hate page for all I fucking care. Waste your life on it. I have pity for you. But don’t have your hate page cross the line so much so that it becomes illegal and you have to go to court cause of it. DON’T BE A DUMBASS. 

DO PEOPLE USE GOOGLE ANYMORE TO FACT CHECK. USE IT. IT WAS CREATED 15 YEARS AGO. USE IT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ILLITERATE TO USE IT. MY MOM AND DAD USE IT. THEY DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT COMPUTERS THAT MUCH. EVEN MY GRANDMA’S AND GRANDPA’S CAN USE GOOGLE. THE FUCK IS THIS SOCIETY COMING TOO. LAZY BRAIN SYNDROME. IF YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO GO TO GOOGLE HERE I HAVE DONE IT FOR YOU HATER. HERE YOU GO: http://www.google.com&nbsp;

If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it. Don’t go trolling to some fan support page or bands official page and paste your hate about a band their. Just gives me reason to call you a closet fan. The logic in that is fucked up and gives me headaches. Just what the fuck. 

I know the BVB haters will NEVER stop and will never stop in letting us know about their opinions. But I am warning you permanent BVB haters if I see ANY content anywhere on the internet posted about BVB or any of their members that is illegal I will report your ass to the proper people. I WON”T tolerate any messages containing “Kill yourselves emo fags, Lets shoot BVB with a gun, any vile untrue content about the band members, and any negative actions towards the BVB army.” 

Another thing I have come across lately is that people believe BVB’s music is satanic. However, I know that their lyrics make some religious references I want non fans to know that BVB is completely a secular band like I am completely secular amateur journalists. Secular meaning no religious partakes in any religious activities or matters.With this being said. BLACK VEIL BRIDES IS NOT A SATANIC BAND NOR DO THEY WORSHIP SATAN. LOL. BVB is fully a rock and roll band not a Jesus band. If you want a Jesus band listen to Underoath, Kutless, Anberlin, etc. Nothing wrong with Jesus bands its just that I don’t like the “Please Like us If you Love Jesus Bait and Switch motive” behind Jesus bands. I hate that. 

I know we can’t live in a world that can’t accept us “Freaks” and the song “We Don’t Belong Here” is a true testament on how the worlds negative donkey asses have upon the people who want to help and change the world. The people who are different are the ones who get bullied the most in today’s society verses the normal folk. I know bullying awareness month has passed but It should be every month. Bullying is not okay. Stand up for someone that is getting picked on. Help people out. Their is no greater reward in the world than helping someone out without repay. “Paying it forward” is what its all about. I hope and wish bullying can be eradicated someday. I hope one day that some of you BVB haters give BVB a second chance like I did. When I gave BVB that second chance. My whole world changed. The world became more beautiful, my creativity went through the roof, and they gave me comfort in knowing everything is going to be okay. BVB helped me resurrect something that I thought I lost forever which YOU the reader and or hater is reading right now. BVB helped me resurface my love for writing again from the ashes. I can’t tell you the reader the feelings I am feeling for this band. BVB has given me hope, the oxygen to breathe again, the power to have my dreams come true some day that I will make happen( AYE magazines you better be looking for me in the future. 😉 ) So I urge you the hater to go into BVB’s disc catalog with an open mind listen to the lyrics, the guitar/bass bridges, hooks, solos, etc and the killer drum beats plus added on piano and orchestra workings done by Jinxx. (So please tell me their untalented fucks, NO) when they are clearly not. If you want proof they record THEIR own music purchase the deluxe edition of Wretched and Divine and watch the making of documentary plus read in all their lyric books in the back their is the legal music copyrights by ALL THE MEMBERS. So quit saying they are motley cure and kiss ripoffs when clearly those bands inspired and influenced BVB in their music and look(THEY didn’t ripoff their look nor plagiarize their look, If you look in comparison of Motley Crue circa 1985 to BVB circa STWOF(Set the World On Fire) era they have two totally different looks. KISS had and still has to this day the mass theatrics with the famous white and black make up. BVB has black warpaint and black signature face paintings suiting to their personal preferences. BVB took influences from KISS in theatrics and make-up styling s but NEVER stole KISS’s look nor theatrics. It just makes me laugh my ass off when people coin BVB as Kiss and Motley wannabe’s without doing their full GOOGLE research and basing their opinions off firsts impressions. Jeeze.) Plus Jinxx is a classically trained musician ranging from the piano to orchestrated music. Andy went to the school for Creative and Performing Arts. CC and Jake taught themselves how to play music since they were young kids.

So it comes to wrap this rant up. I hope these BVB haters do their research on www dot Google dot com. It enthralls me how stupid, stupider, stupidest the world has come to. So happy I fell in love with BVB’s music and their message. BVB is about follow your dreams, leading a legacy, being who you are, never giving in, never backing down, and always having a rock and roll good time. If you the hater see anything wrong with that then you are really mistaken. I find it cool to have learned so much from a band. BVB got myself out their again. I owe it to them for me to make my dreams come true and to thank them some day in person( Plus mention a little epic apology in the near far future…I can’t) I hope you haters realize that hating is a mere waste of time. You might be pissed off at me for telling you all off. Which I could careless. One way or the other. But seriously do you have shit to do in your lives instead of constantly spending your precious life on hating a band that didn’t do shit to you. Seriously get a hobby like knitting, skateboarding, graphic designing, writing, making music( don’t hear any of you BVB haters making any hits lately), anything what you set your hater mind to. Hating a band for a certain amount of time gets pretty monotonous. 

All I can say is I am so happy that a band like Black Veil Brides exists on earth. Such five beautiful soul men they are. I hope to interview them someday. They are cool guys and down to earth. The put on killer live shows. They have me as a forever fan for life. I am happy and inspired knowing Jake Pitts is a fellow born Idahoan. If he came from Idaho, succeed, and make his dreams come true today. I know I can make my dreams come true too. YOU can make your dreams come true too. 

NEVER GIVE IN….NEVER BACK DOWN….. RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE…. CAUSE…TAKE JOY IN WHO YOU ARE…CAUSE WE KNOW OUR WINGS ARE FLAWED… BLACK VEIL BRIDES OUR OUR HERO’S BUT DON’T FORGET THEY ARE ONLY HUMAN.. LET THEM LIVE

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna 

Journalists note: You can take my words but give me the proper accreditation in the copyright twitter handle right below. If I see my words out their. I will come and find you. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban from potatoes and potato made products for life notice. Leave. You have been warned. 😉 

Copyright@PotatoBVBQueen 11/14/13 

Link to Andy Biersacks official tumblr post about the Golden Gods Awards 13′ situation here: http://officialandybvb.tumblr.com/post/49667537106/1-00-am-hotel-room-in-tucson-arizona

Link to Andy’s real official twitter, YOU the hater can read all the inspiring and villianesque tweets you think he makes to us the BVB army: https://twitter.com/andyblack

 

 

 

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 saved my life cause I planned on killing myself that night when everyone was asleep. What a 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 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 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 insulting all the 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 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.

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