anonymous said:

Do you think the backstage photo from nashville was seeding for the coming out like some people are saying, or just they happened to be seen?

I think that if they weren’t meant to be seen, they wouldn’t have walked in front of a clearly visible crowd of fans with their arms around each other’s waists, and they definitely wouldn’t have continued walking like a couple once those fans started screaming. And, sorry to say, but I think people who take that as a fluke or as an accidental slip-up are incredibly naive to how these things really work.

From what I can see, they’ve been seeding it for much longer than just that photo in Nashville. People have pointed things out to me in the past few weeks, things that have happened over this year so far, and it goes way further back. Headlines linking their names, them disappearing together for days or weeks at a time, being seen together in small ways over the last several months. It’s kicked up recently, but it’s not new. That’s the point of seeding something — Once things kick up, people are already subconsciously expecting it, because you’ve been giving them small doses of it over time.

(Now, this is about to go a bit beyond the scope of your original question, so I’m putting it under a cut.)

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anonymous said:

So they want to be seen. It's a first step?

Well the first step was the 1DHQ-released OT5 huddle photo before the first night of the WWA tour where Louis is tucked under Harry’s arm.

The second was the fan snap of them standing together at Christ the Redeemer in Rio, but again, all five were there.

The Nashville photo is significant because it’s the first one of JUST the two of them and given that an entire section of fans saw them AND Louis was wearing a shirt with a fucking Jamaican Flag on it, it’s pretty clear we were meant to see it.

Pretty excited to see what’s next.

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anonymous said:

this is ridiculous the only reason people dont believe it's harry and louis in that picture it's because it's actually harry and louis. and god forbid us to think they could even be breathing the same air.

Yes.

anonymous said:

This Nashville picture that is supposedly them will never be confirmed as them, therefore it's impact is minimal. The quality is so bad that no one except the Larry side of the fandom have even acknowledged it. How is this planned or "seeding" when the majority of the fandom isn't talking about it?The same thing happened w/ that picture of Harry & Louis standing close at Christ Reedemer,no update acc. even tweeted it .Fans have been conditioned to turn the other cheek when "Larry" things happen.

Yes, fans have been conditioned to ignore it, which is exactly why they need to spend upwards of several months throwing things like this at the fans until people are eventually forced to pay attention. Because how have those fans been conditioned to ignore it? They’ve been fed sound bites by tabloids and based all their opinions off those, the very same tabloids which are now periodically linking Harry and Louis’ names and drawing attention to them in an increasingly positive way.

People are going to have to get used to it cause its not the Taylor Swift obviously that you knew, because this is somebody… like, she was talking about how she cut her hair, and she is spending time in different cities more and becoming more of a product- and she is a world famous superstar now. She is just not Nashville’s, [and] we just have to kind of get used to that. People are going to love it,It’s going to sell, and it already is [selling]. She has done a great job.
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Hitting the road again with @losgrowlers this week.
09/05 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
09/06 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
09/08 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
09/09 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
09/10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
09/11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
09/12 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
09/13 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
09/14 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09/17 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
09/18 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
09/20 - Washington, DC - Black Cat Mainstage
09/22 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
09/23 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
09/24 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
09/25 - Dallas, TX - Dada
09/26 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
09/27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
09/28 - San Antonio, TX - 502 Bar
10/07 - Fresno, CA - Frank’s Place/Star Palace
10/10 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs Cabaret
10/11 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
10/14 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
10/15 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10/16 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
10/17 - Portland, OR - Alhambra Theatre
10/19 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10/25 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory - BEACH GOTH 3

origamigiraffes said:

they're still walking close together *shrugs*. i feel like some people are gonna be silly with this but it's still important no matter what :) (im not inferring you're being silly don't worry)

Exactly. That’s what’s important either way.

With the Cristo Redentor photo, a lot of people got similarly hung up on whether or not they were holding hands, and stopped recognizing the general intimacy of their body language and what it meant that we were seeing that in public.

anonymous said:

Could you do a post of recent narry pictures and stuff? From After the smoking scandal? I just need it for myself, i know they are bestfriends but its hard to find them on tumblr without hate from other shippers haha! Thankyou :D

(and you can find everything about wwat!narry here)

Random things:

Headed to Nashville, TN on Thursday for a bachelorette party where I only know 2 people.
Should be a ton of fun, though!!!! Haven’t been to Nashville since I was of legal drinking age.

Our much-missed ginger (Leah) gave me such a nice complement this weekend. When I complained that I wasn’t going to know anyone on this trip she just smiled at me and said, “Sam, someone there will become your person. You get along with everyone.” It made my day/week.

Not looking forward to class tonight but definitely looking forward to my manicure at 1pm!

I’ve had the busiest 2 weeks of my life and I’m just trying to keep my head above water at this point.

Happy Tuesday to all you normal work schedule guys and girls out there!! It’s a short week and those are the best!!!

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