matt shadows is my favorite member of ax7
The tag for the original post I’m reblogging mentioned that this is a sarcastic post, so I DO understand/get that. It just made me giggle is all.
I’m now someone who TOTALLY gets annoyed at seeing/hearing “matt shadows.” Being that my 9 year anniversary as an A7X fan is approaching (OMG I’M OOOOOOOOOOOOLD), it’s odd because I feel like I’ve ‘earned’ it or something? Like, through all the bullsh!t and all the heartache and everything I’ve been through AS a fan of this band and “with” the band throughout the years I’ve known them …. I dunno. It’s hard to explain but I’m betting there are those of you out there who get how I feel. Sometimes words just don’t do emotions any justice.
And let me just also say, because I know things can get misconstrued and blown out of proportion SO very easily on social media…I do not believe “time put in” as a fan differentiates us or makes anyone better than another. I don’t believe in ranking and never have, and it makes me sad when I see people trying to put up walls between us all via ranking. When I was an Orlando Bloom fan, that stuff happened. I remember one particular girl who just had to always be reminding everyone of how many times she met Orlando and how many photos she had with him and I always thought …. why does she have to do that? What does it matter? We are ALL fans who wanna appreciate. I know there are fans who’ve just discovered A7X who have actually had their lives saved by the music or the lyrics, or fans who have found inspiration to follow their dreams because of the role models that the men in the band are to them. I know there are fans who’ve never been to a show who LIVE for this band, I know there are fans who have every piece of merch, and I know there are fans who listen to the music every day and rock out. And all of us are what help make A7X the unique band that they are … that they reach out to so many of us in tons of ways, and we are such a diverse group! I’m just referencing my time as a fan and how I feel about certain things I see, is all, so I just want to clarify that :)
What’s truly “ironical” is that when I first got into Avenged, I TOTALLY was referring to them as “ax7.” YUP, I was totally THAT b!tch *headdesk*
Back in my Livejournal days, I had about 3 people I was Friends with on LJ who liked them and who knew them before I did, helped introduce me into their world … and I thank my lucky stars none of them ever raked me over the coals about all my “faux pas” as a n00b. One fan in particular, Lia (miss you, girl!), was kind enough to correct me very politely WHILE saying “it drives me NUTS when people say ax7.” And while I was embarrassed at the time and thinking, “GEEZ, what’s the big DEAL?” NOW? I totally get it :)
Despite annoyance/irritation cuz I’m a grumpy old biddy, I won’t hold “matt shadows” or “ax7” against anybody cuz I was you and I’m glad I was or I wouldn’t be me now!
The Circle of Life….tis amusing and interesting and altogether wonderful.
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Despite the fact I’ve been to the beach (FINALLY got to go back in January), I haven’t put my “toes in the sand.” I have this weird “thing” about feet; it’s not a PHOBIA cuz they don’t scare me but I just am NOT a fan of them and try to avoid bare ones anytime I can.
And I believe I have Hobbit feet so I pretty much never go barefoot unless necessary, and definitely not in a public place like a beach where someone might see ;P
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