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Legion Of The Black: If we stand together, We will be unbroken series

I asked for three plus weeks now via my twitter @PotatoBVBQueen my official twitter for everything I do. I have asked two poll questions to the BVB army these questions: What are your thoughts on Black Veil Brides? What dose Black Veil Brides mean to you? I want to give the whole BVB army a voice through my article as WE all made the Legion Of The Black known as the BVB army happen. I hope you the reader enjoy reading this positive attribution through my eyes and among others as I have done tumultuous research about Black Veil Brides about how positively and huge impact they have on their fans or non-fans around. I plan on doing this article as a part series as there is TOO MANY BVB stories to give voice to. Enjoy the time and effort I put into gathering testimony and the love these fans have for five dudes of the semi-norm known as Black Veil Brides- Mariah L.Hanna 

Black Veil Brides is a band that people have either come to known to love or hate them. I am a rarity to have experienced both of those feelings towards this band that has helped me in such a way that I found my dream career path that YOU are reading as of this second. I plan on getting some sort of journalism/business degree in the near future. As that is being said. I could only thank one band that has helped me find my path in the right direction and that is Black Veil Brides.

Black Veil Brides is a very controversial band. They get a ton of bullshit thrown at them through the press, social media, and even face to face social situations. I want to give rise to this band that they are NOT satanic, sadomasochistic, or anything else people label them as.

I would like to make a side note as this article was supposed to be released on May 3rd as a notion of the day I was “Risen from the ashes” and was lead to my career path and my talent in life. I was bullied and was a lost soul until I let BVB into my soul last year. That being said. Converting to BVBism was thee best decision of my life cause it not only bettered my life it also led me to my dream to start my legacy. I was incredibly ill with my severe health conditions that made me put this article on hold for a bit. I didn’t fret one second why I was sick to think of things for this article and what not. So I “Never gave in” and go well to the point were I am back now at the writing again. Thank you all for being so patient it means a lot. I love you all lots.

I digress back to the first article of this series I am doing. “Legion Of The Black: If we stand together, We will be Unbroken”. I want to give rise to the thousands or hundreds if I can many touching BVB stories that I come across and how BVB has affected them in positive manners and how they have helped them get through shit. I am happy to just convey these messages if I can to any band if they helped them out. BVB has made an imprint on my life so much that if I have for example my old feelings for them back I would never go back to being a hater EVER again. I promise on my potatoes on that. Haha I won’t ever have my old feelings for BVB anyways cause I love them so much I could eat mashed potatoes while having a few emotional tugs at the heart.

Black Veil Brides has helped millions, thousands, hundreds, and numerous amounts of people through their positive music, lyrics, and their bystander effect mentality for worldly issues such as bullying, self harm, etc. They are one of thee best known bands who have anti-positive messages for people dealing with shit from variety of things. The “Never give in, Never back down” motto to life is what BVB preaches everyday. Whether they are on tour or not. Many other bands have similar messages but I find BVB’s proactive messages pure and unified.

In fact, last year Black Veil Brides raised awareness through the Bully Project through selling “If We Stand Together, We Will Be Unbroken” t-shirts and tank tops to raise money for the charity. People find bands like Black Veil Brides satanic and every other misconception in the book people may have against them. People don’t know is that Black Veil Brides members are human. Just like you and I. YOU being the reader and I being the writer of this article. People treat them like they are some vicious poisonous animal in a cage when in reality they are sweethearts, kind natured, no ill thought, nice hearted, and loving soul dudes that care.

Black Veil Brides are a controversial band but with this article I want to focus more on the positive nature of this band versus the negatory they get for certain medias and critics.  I want to bring more justice to not only this band but to people’s minds who will judge bands like Black Veil Brides cause of their aesthetics nature and style. It angers me when people just judge people based of their looks or they haven’t even listened to the band. I for one gave BVB a CHANCE. I didn’t just listen to “Knives and Pens” I listened to a variety of their music before making a decision of becoming a fan or not. Unfortunately their music never clicked with me then until now. Which I am extremely thankful now. If it weren’t for them. You wouldn’t be reading what you are reading right this second. I thank them endlessly for “Rising me out of the ashes” and inspiring me to pick up my writing again. I feel whole again. All I had to do is believe in a band that I hated once. Just believing and caring about them makes me feel awesome. Its feels right being a BVB fan and army member. I love them very much. Each of them carries their own separate inspiration towards me. I have no words to describe it. I am glad that the BVB hater in me is gone forever. Glad I converted on January 27th, 2013. Best day of my life even though it was my worst day cause it was the start of something special. The day I was “Risen from the Ashes” Forever thankful for Black Veil Brides even Jake mentioned to me “I knew it was just a matter of time” for all BVB converters including me. It really mean’t something special to me.

Black Veil Brides has had so much shit thrown at them through out the years. I want to show the positive side of this band and what they harness for the world. They have a power ballads of anti-bullying, self-worth,  inspirational, moving, positive, and life improving messages through their music. BVB has done a great service throughout the years of getting younger generations into rock and roll and metal. I was told by people who this is a great public service but yet they get shit on. Why. There are tons of reasons why. Many situations of why people hate BVB. Nearly all of it is bullshit. I just want to focus more on the positive here in this article versus the bullshit BVB gets. ALL bands deserve that unless that band treats their fans like shit then they have every right to have bullshit slayed at them. But its bands like BVB that treat their fans like gold that get lots of shit for the way they look or the way their music sounds. I want to live in a world someday were people of the internet grow up and instead get jobs instead of being lazy keyboard warriors having no life.

So in this. I am going to shut up and give the BVB army the loyal members of the Legion Of The Black a voice through my article. I am going to give meaning to why I started this series aptly called “Legion Of The Black: If We Stand Together, We Will Be Unbroken”. I started it cause I want to not only give people of the BVB army a voice. I wanted to give them a voice because they are what made the community, family, and fan base happen. Everyone deserves a voice. I am a lady who believes in equality. I believe that once everyone’s voices gets heard. I can sleep better at night knowing I did a wonderful service to society. Music has joined us all together for eternity and forever we are bonded by what is known as “Legion Of The Black”.

Now for the lovely opinions I asked for. Thank you for reading this article series. There is going to be more as there are going to be more personal and inspirational stories and opinions about the Black Veil Brides. THIS means the world to me. Thank you to those who submitted opinions to me. It means a lot. -M.H.

BVB mean a heck of a lot to me to me: they’re such amazing guys and are dedicated in everything they do. Their messages they give across in their music is wonderful. They deserve great success.-@ghostlymystic

They’re getting kids into hard rock and metal, which is a huge public service @BloodGrin946


BVB necessarily didn’t save my life but they have helped me realize some things about myself that I should improve on. They helped me have a more positive look and things in general. They gave me hope and courage and opened mind. When I listen to them, I feel so empowered and strong. It’s a joy to listen to their music. I also think that they’re getting younger people into rock and hard rock which is good and showing them good music. They’re hard working, talented musicians, very humble, and grateful but they also don’t take bullshit people’s bullshit. They do their own thing and are amazing people-Mia

Black Veil Brides? That means saving in dark times and a laugh when needed @IcecubeInsanity

BVB are extremely important to me. They help me through hard times, make me happy, make me laugh, and I love them. I think BVB is an amazing band, and every member of the band is a great role model and very musically talented. @meganBVB123

BVB are my world and to me they are amazing and talented. They will always be my favorite band of “Brothers” I will not give up of give in because of them. They saved me from the bad depression I had and have helped me control it. @CourtPurdyBVB

I had a toxic mother that crashed me down and insinuated a deep insecure feeling in me. She left us 21 months ago I didn’t realize that my chains were finally broken at the moment. But all the bad feelings i had for years became a strange mixture of not understandable feelings. I was completely lost. I was scared cause I realized I was listening to my mind and wasn’t able to do it cause I have 2 sons to look after and there, thanks to one of my sons I heard Knives and Pens for the first time. I have asked Dimitri what was it. He explained to me who Andy, Jake, and Jinxx was. How difficult had been for them and I have been deeply touched about their lives. In a certain way it was similar to mine. I was surprised that my very popular against himself was so deeply touched by BVB. He introduced me to the BVB world and I finally realized that it was okay not to be perfect and I pretended to myself, well its will always will be difficult to me to try to accept myself as I am. BVB lyrics touch people deep inside. Doesn’t matter what problem you have: Alcohol, Drugs, depression. Adults and teens clearly understand each word in their own reading key and that is truly amazing. How many people can honestly talk to others telling the right word to make them feel better. To make them feel like there not alone. Because this is the way we feel after listening to Andy’s lyrics. BVB make hope us pull it through. @BVBpinafan

They are amazing and have saved so many lives, they’re made particularly mine way better in a lot of ways. I love and admire them and not only they are talented, they are the kindest people and treat their fans awesomely good.- @SofiiKlainer

@MandyJames1979 Told me she could write a whole essay on these guys. I feel her as I have written many articles on these fellas. Their are no amount of words to explain how and why BVB has affects us. BVB is very influential and positive band for all. Thank you Mandy for your input. It means a lot. 

BVB was my first band I ever really truly loved and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here @ImaBeLovingFML

Sitting at home and Rebel Love Song came onto Kerrang TV and it hit me. The Biggest jolt of electricity you could imagine shot through me. I couldn’t sit still and as soon as it was over I wanted it to come back on. I had never felt so alive. Little did I realize that was the moment the magical journey began. After discovering BVB had an album out that year. I went out and bought it that day after hearing Rebel Love Song. I set my sights on learning everything there was to know about this new found love, becoming a sponge for knowledge about BVB. I found Knives and Pens video via fanpop which got played repeatedly, then YouTube was getting frequented on a daily basis, the search bar getting the words Black Veil Brides hammered in there at every chance I got. After suffering the loss of my brother Mark in December 2010, which is one of the hardest I have ever had to go through, no matter how hard I tried nothing helped, even music wasn’t helping. So I floated about lost, alone, without my brother, my best friend the one who I was closest to the most and will forever miss with all my heart. Up until the day that I heard Rebel Love Song it was a struggle and unbearable, but you gave my hope, a sense belonging, make me stronger, make me confident, make me who I am today, and most of all make me the person I am today and be myself, you complete my world. The more I learn and read about Black Veil Brides the more I find myself falling more in love with the five magical individuals who saved me from losing sense of who I am becoming a shell, a doormat, lost, and alone. The message, lyrics, songs, and the many words of wisdom,  dedication, respect, and passion you give will forever give me the strength, passion, and confidence and so many more powerful attributes you have built up inside me. Black Veil Brides rose me from the metaphorical ashes, so thank you. – @BlackVeilAngels 

-Written by: Mariah L. Hanna 5/26/2014 Copyright@PotatoBVBQueen *See About Page

 

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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