“I had a conversation with Billie Joe. He’s someone who has faced adoration and ridicule because Green Day have taken a lot of shit. I was talking about how we had gotten big and how there were people who loved us and hated us. I was saying that I didn’t want to be a rock star and pouring all this stuff out. He gave me a great piece of advice, he said, ‘You’re somebody that people look up to. You represent something to other people. You give people something to believe in’. That’s actually what a rock star is. It isn’t somebody who has a lot of money, or someone who fucks around with groupies. Rock stars are something that people should believe in, they should give people hope. You need to take that by the balls and run with it instead of being afraid of it.’ After Billie said that to me, I started looking at it all differently. I felt I knew where I was supposed to be. If people want this band to lead, then we’ll lead.”—Gerard Way (via jagk-barakat)
Okay so with everything that’s been happening lately re:trolls in Homestuck, I was sitting there and then I was like ‘THIS REMINDS ME OF A GAME’. And then my brain was like ‘HYPOTHETICAL CROSSOVER IDEA’.