How a lifelong Gerard Way fan managed to interview him without vomiting

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They say to never meet your heroes, but I did it anyway. 

I’ve put Gerard Way — former My Chemical Romance frontman, current comic book writer — on a pedestal for about 13 years. He seemed a genius, an impossibly aloof icon. 

But in real life? He’s just a nice dude who is mildly insane and makes weird, good sh*t. 

I saw that the second we started talking about our home state, New Jersey. Suddenly it dawns on me: he’s that kid who lived down the block and that everyone thought was a little off because he listened to weird ambient noise while he made comics.  Read more…

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We then jump ahead to 2010, and our young man is now sporting an Apple iPhone 4. He tries to take a photo with the device …