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I shouldn’t post a WIP but this is a WIP of some Louis-centered thing I’m working on & I couldn’t stop myself from sharing a sneak peek (this is like 15% of it??) because IDK when will I finish the whole thing & this had been sitting in my folder for a while so xD.

(btw should I let him have his facial hair or not i couldn’t decide)


There are no good words to say to someone when they’ve lost a person who’s been incredibly dear to them. All of a sudden, as life as you know it comes crashing to a halt, it seems there isn’t a single word in any of the world’s estimated 6,909 languages that can make things all right again.

part iv of Checkpoints, coming soon

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a bunch of you who follow me have probably noticed that i’ve rediscovered drarry fic in the past month or so and it’s resulted in a lot of flailing and screaming and pure joy and happiness on my part. anyway! i’ve had a few people interested in a fic rec so here we go :)

azoth - eighth year, portrait!snape, amazing plot. 88k

right hand red - eighth year, muggle games, secret relationship. 73k

the light more beautiful - 6th year & post hogwarts, pining. warning: dub con in first chapter, potions mishap. 81k

helix - eighth year, tent, SOFT, SNAILS, SOLOMON. read it read it read it. 92k

the boy who only lived twice - unspeakable!harry, secret identity, rabbit. 54k

foundations!verse - healer!harry, hard to describe, just SO GOOD. reparations 87k, foundations 230k, plus drabbles. 

a convenient impracticality - fake relationship, pining, aaaahhhhhhh! 38k 

Fetus Harry looks like Ponyboy Curtis
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I wondered where I saw that innocent stiff face before.

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If you want to read about an Old Hollywood cover-up job that sounds too ridiculous to be true look up Loretta Young–in the 1930s she got pregnant by Clark Gable, faked illness to give her an excuse to drop out of the private eye for a while, and then staged the adoption of her own daughter in order to cover up the affair and pregnancy (x) (x) (x)

anonymous asked:

okay so I'm not in the 1D family but I was curious because it was trending but like can you fill me in on what's happening I'm literally so confused??

Oh gosh, rip rip. This is going to be SO surface-level, bear with me.

So the context for the situation at hand is that, as you’d expect, 1D was an boyband fabricated in 2010 to specifically and exclusively cater to a young, heterosexual female demographic as boybands always are: a cashcow investment for Simon Cowell that was always supposed to be milked dry until their ‘lifespan’ was up and the next pretty things came along. It’s a formula that’s worked for 20+ years, nothing new. However, the difference this time was that their presence and rapid-fire popularity was because of fans on social media, so their marketing team played on that and we’ve always had this incredible day-to-day ‘access’ to the boys ever since.

The thing is, Simon had been trying for decades to break one of his clients into the US (which is pretty much a ‘make or break’ achievement in the industry), so come 2012 there was an instant change of tone and an agenda to 'snuff out’ anything that could 'threaten’ 1D’s appeal to its hetero pre-teen audience, one of which was the flamboyancy and 'heavily and happily implied as not straight’ Louis Tomlinson, who essentially stepped up to become the heart/glue of the band after being heavily and constantly shat on by his own management (who even go so far as to turn his mic off during performances, etc). Anyway, Louis has probably THE most fascinating personality I’ve ever come across in a person - multifaceted, charismatic and so, so generous - but his constant standing up for the good of his bandmates is likely what made him an enemy of Modest! and Syco verrrry quickly.

Forced closeting isn’t 'legal’ but insisting a client stay closeted for the success of the band is. Cue 'girlfriend’ who he supposedly 'started dating’ within days of their first ever global album release (though literally no one, not even Louis, could ever do more than um-and-ah over when their 'anniversary’ was supposed to be) and for the next four years would be painted as a quiet recluse who would only venture outside his house if he was with Eleanor and painted as an absolute homophobe on his Twitter (an account we have irrefutable proof of that he’s not the only one tweeting). He’s been the victim in the most frustrating smear campaign I’ve seen in a long time and it’s coming from his own team - a team whose motto is the DEFINITION of 'any publicity is good publicity’.

We’ve been spending years trying to speculate when all contracts end so when he and Eleanor 'broke up’ last March we thought that’d finally be indication that all the bullshit was over… until July 14 last year when they gave him a baby scandal that was so obviously orchestrated, unsustainable and for PR that we know it has an end date… only we believe he got fucked over once again (he’s literally been doing everything he legally can to show he doesn’t want this). It’s clear that one or more of their contracts are still in play because Simon’s still around, but there’s been someone (likely whoever the boys will sign with next) working behind the scenes to help counteract this mess since last year, TMZ is playing an important role, 'babygate’ is finally in its last stages and everything from here is pure performance art.

FIC: when things go wrong i sing along [1d; louis tomlinson/taylor swift]

Title: when things go wrong i sing along
Author: dulosis/el_em_en_oh_pee
Ship(s): Louis Tomlinson/Taylor Swift (past: harry/louis, harry/taylor)
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 18.6k fuck my actual life
Summary: How come everyone I’ve loved likes you better Louis sends, before he can think better of it. He waits a beat, listening to the voices bubbling up in the room around him, the clatter of serving spoons against the chafing dishes and the gasp as Liam misses something on the Xbox, and then sends, What’s so special and great about you
Notes: ALTERNATE TITLE: “canon divergent au where loulor cowrite home” i’ve been meaning to write this for eight+ months, but like, i meant for it to be 2k. oops. anyway, thanks to @wearestarshine for inadvertently inspiring me to finally write it and to @hunkgame and @frecklefacedbaby for the beta!!!

Read when things go wrong i sing along at the AO3!

It just hit me there weren’t any “regular” classes at Hogwarts. So, like, can wizards do math? Do they know about evolution? Do they use there, their and they’re correctly? Like, it’s cool that they can get a broom to wash their dishes or turn into a cat or whatever, but can they solve for the value of x?


Part II

Dammit!”, was the first thing you heard as you got out of the car, pine needles crunching under your boots. “I can’t believe you actually got her to come.”, Louis told Harry, while getting out his wallet. He handed a ten each to Liam, Zayn and Harry, of course.

You frowned. “I see how it is, Tommo, betting against me, huh? Not cool, man!”

Oh, come on, who are you trying to kid. You plus nature equals, well, nothing good.”

You glared at him, mostly because he was right, but you wouldn’t give him that satisfaction.

Harry, who knew how deadly that look could be, quickly interjected: “Well, it doesn’t matter, we’re all here now and that’s what’s important, right? So, let’s get started. Where are the tents?”

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anonymous asked:

(1/2) Hi Alex! How did you get into Larry in the first place? At the time, were you aware of tinhatting as a concept? Was Larry your first exposure to conspiracy ships? I have noticed that 90% of people who get sucked into Larry are under the impression that it's a unique ship and the first of its kind. They aren't aware that there are a dozen tinhat ships out there, none of which have turned out to be real. Those who have witnessed tinhatting in other fandoms are less likely to fall for Larry.

(2/2) I think that once you witness (or become a part of) one tinhatting fandom, and eventually leave it, you become aware of how silly and futile such groups are. You are far less likely to join another tinhatting fandom. When you discover a new tinhat ship, you start to see patterns between that one and your previous tinhatting group. Each new piece of ‘evidence’ has been debunked in a similar fashion. You can’t help but feel sorry for everyone who is being led astray by influential bloggers.

Yes, you’re exactly right!! I had never really been in a fandom before (except reading HP fanfic while in the droughts between books), and had never heard of tinhatting or knew that it was a thing. So Larry was my first experience with that. I don’t know why I was so credulous about it, I’m still pretty embarrassed about that.

Here’s how it happened – I was reading a bunch of fanfic, including Harry Potter fanfic. I was sort of running out of good stuff to read, so I broke down and read “Accio My Heart”, which is high on the list of HP fics with a lot of kudos. I had been avoiding it because I wasn’t into 1D at all. So then I read it, and loved it (if you’ve read it, you’ll understand why), and decided to read more 1D fic. Of course, the vast majority of 1D fic is Larry fic. I noticed that certain things happened in lots of fics (“Oops…hi” for example). I had read enough fanfic to know that repetition probably meant those things were canon. That piqued my interest, so I did a bit of googling.

Of course, that led me to Larry blogs. Unfortunately the first blog I really found with this WILD Larry/Ziam blog. I was fascinated, I had never seen anything like this. That led to the treatise, the videos, the masterposts, etc. I now know that a lot of the “proofs” were later debunked (for example, I didn’t realise that “I’m hot I know and so is my boyfriend Harry” was fake for MONTHS). But at the time I thought they were legitimate. It did not occur to me that the fandom would be full of liars…remember that this was my first foray into fandom at all, and the 1D fandom is particularly prone to falsehoods.

It was a fun theory, and exciting to think it was real. And it was fun to become part of the community, to make friends and have people to talk to and something compelling to talk about. I live in a very rural area, and don’t have that much face-to-face social interactions with people outside my family. So being able to make friends was a huge draw to me.

Anyway, I’m super embarrassed that I ever fell for it, and definitely won’t be sucked in to another tinhat fandom. I would much rather be respectful and surprised that invasive and correct about a stranger’s private life.

As for feeling sorry for Larries, I do feel bad for some of them. First of all, the very young. They really can’t be expected to know better, and it is a compelling theory and community. Second of all, it seems to me that a lot of Larries get involved in the ship when they are going through something hard in their life. Depression, divorce, gender dysphoria, death of a loved one, and so on. It’s a form of escapism, and a good one, since it is so compelling. I do feel sympathy for people who were just looking for something to distract them, for something else to think about, and ended up choosing something that will only make them feel worse. That’s a real shame. I have no sympathy whatsoever for the remaining “big larries” who feed their followers bullshit every day. They are actively doing harm to their followers, as well as to Harry & Louis & their associates.

FOUR Analysis: Track 2 - Ready to Run

So many questions about this track. Why the ukulele? Why the complete break with only toms right before the chorus? Why the abrasive guitar strumming to accentuate the middle of the chorus? We may never know.

I know a lot of us have noticed that the opening is very like SOML. A bit faster, different key, but very similar. And so far the first two tracks basically map onto the first two tracks from MM; Best Song Ever –> Steal My Girl, Story of My Life –> Ready to Run. COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT.

The opening “ooh"s sound like a simpler version of some of the "ooh"s from Simon & Garfunkel’s The Only Living Boy In New York, which… where have we heard that before? Oh, right.  

Also, the cadence (phrase ending) on "but I know, yes I know we’ll be all right” is straight out of “A Most Peculiar Man”, also by S&G (interestingly, another song of theirs contains a cadence which is also identical in vocal harmony but not as rhythmically or contextually similar: “A Church Is Burning.”  (Only the live version, though.  The Paul Simon Songbook version had no vocal harmony because it had no Garfunkel)).  It’s not complicated at all, effectively creating a plagal cadence that resolves from a suspended dominant. It even uses parallel fourths; it’s not sophisticated voiceleading or anything. I’m not even sure why it’s so distinctive, but I immediately recognised it. Part of it’s the vocal styling, probably. Louis is somehow extremely genre-flexible, and usually, it seems, by accident. I’d really like to see him harness his potential and do it on purpose.

The melody of the chorus is very static, in contrast with the more mobile verse melody. As an artistic decision I understand it, the attempt at contrast with the verses and portrayal of a steady intent, but I’m still not convinced I actually like it.


  • Harry sounds like if this were live he’d be straining in the chorus. However, the second half of his verse has some lovely nuance.

  • Niall sounds BEAUTIFUL. Niall, I think, has developed the most since this band formed. He has SO MUCH more flexibility and breadth of expression in his voice than he did at the start. I’m really proud of him.

  • Louis’ half verse is basically the best thing about this song. I will entertain no opposition. Also, aside from the stunning plaintive beauty of his voice, the lyrics are “There will always be the kind that criticize / but I know, yes I know we’ll be all right” and it just means so much to me to hear those words coming from him.

Okay, so in my quickie teaser review post I called this song a love song for criminals and this is where I come clean and say that it wasn’t my own idea. You can thank my roommate for that one. Seriously, listen to it with the idea of two criminals who were going to run away together and live happily ever after on the lam, but one of them didn’t go through with it and left the other hanging… but they’ve reconnected, rebuilt trust, rebuilt their repertoire of thievery, and for real this time they’re going to Bonnie & Clyde it right out of Dodge.

You’re welcome.

anonymous asked:

omg Kate, as always you're speaking from my soul. the entire "Harry MUST eat unhealthy 24/7 because EVERYTHING is a lie and he's NEVER eaten a salad because he's a messy manly BOY" discourse is too fucking annoying let Harry eat kale ffs he's literally glowing where do people think this comes from if not a healthyish diet

fjdks literally ik like i totally get that we get angry and frustrated over the disparity btwn harry and louis’ public images - rightfully so, and i do too! - but too often it somehow turns into this thing where harry never eats healthy!!! he eats burgers all the time!!!!! and then ppl…get…mad? when he does eat healthy?? or when louis drinks corona and eats a burger and it’s just like ??? alright. my buddy,,, my pal,,, mm maybe take a step back there for a second, my friend. idk it’s just such a strange thing to get riled up about at this point imo. and seemingly unbeknownst to a great portion of this website, people are v complex beings and just bc something is part of their image doesn’t mean the Exact Opposite is the Truth?? i’m sure they both have very healthy and balanced diets bc neither of them would look as incredible and fit and glowing as they do if they DIDN’T!! they can still go out for pints and booze it up and have some junk food here and there while doing so; i mean, you gotta do it to keep your head on straight sometimes. case in point: me, your resident lowkey health freak vegan who demolished an entire pint of ben & jerry’s new non-dairy pb & cookies ice cream the other day bc she fuckin’ wanted it and then proceeded to have a salad for dinner. amaze. idk man, life is all about balance and tumblr has a tendency to make things like this so black and white. but as always, that’s just my onion. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

1d & their love languages

(based on a conversation i had with @dearly i can’t believe how much thought i’ve put into this. clearly my summer has been put to good use)

Louis: Gifts giving/verbal expression:::: Louis (clearly) likes giving things to people. He buys his mum flowers, he gave gifts to Harvey’s family, he buys Harry clothes and (we can assume) rings. Louis, also, really loves the fans which he talks about frequently and passionately. And I’m using the fans as an example because we don’t really hear him talk about his family a lot, but in the instance that he is talking about people he loves, he finds genuine comfort and ease in that, which, I feel, says a lot about how he loves

Harry: Action/physical expression:::: Harry, I think, does like giving gifts to people to some degree but I feel like his expressions of love are more personalized and public (ex: songwriting, anchor tattoo, etc). (Which, yes, Louis writes songs about his love life too, but I feel like Harry find comfort in that in the sense that he does it behind closed doors as well; he loves Lottie but he might not write her a song, (hence what I mean by he personalizes how he expresses) but he would do something equally as public (if he were permitted to). Harry is also a cuddlebunny, which you can see from the plethora of pictures that have amassed over the years. He’s very tactile, and clingy, even to some degree, with certain fans. (Though that’s more a polite affection, some fans he seems genuinely at ease with and comfortable being affectionate with)

Zayn: Mix of Physical/Facial Expression/Intimacy/Trust:::: This is so interesting to me because Harry and Zayn love the same way but in different ways. Zayn, I feel, is okay with verbal and physical(touch) expression of his love, but I feel like he finds most comfort in silent expression. Since facial expressions comprise like 90% of what we’re thinking, he seems to rely on that for people to understand he loves them and cares for them, which requires a level of intimacy which also, coincidentally, brings me to my next point, where it seems he expresses a lot of his love through allowing people be intimate (emotionally) with him. Which, I suppose, comes with a measure of trust because while Zayn is a giant squishy teddybear inside I get the impression he isn’t one to let his defenses down so easily. He doesn’t hide his squishy center in the sense that he pretends it doesn’t exist, but he does protect it.

Liam: Verbal Expression (Aggressive Protection)(?)/Versatility in Expression: I didn’t know how else to describe it, but Aggression in this sense, is not a bad thing. Aggression in the sense that Liam is always calculating. From the moment you say something against someone he loves (using the boys as an example of course), he’s very planned and deliberate in how he combats it. And I know I am using the boys as an example but I feel like this carries into his family/personal life as well. And when I say versatility in expression, he bickers when Person A wants to bicker, he touches when Person B expresses touch. It’s a very nice quality to have, actually.

Niall: ?????/Physical Affection: All the boys are extremely tactile and Niall is no different, though Niall is interesting because while I feel a lot of his on stage affection is exaggerated and contrived, I also believe that he is genuinely physically affectionate with the boys. I mean, he kissed Zayn on the cheek during that interview at the TiU premier and Zayn didn’t even flinch, so he does seem to express his love physically quite frequently. But that’s about the only vibe I get from Niall because Niall is hard to read and so very isolated.

Of course I don’t know any of the boys personally, and I could be way off but based on what I’ve seen, I’d say this is a pretty solid assessment.