The Company of Others

anonymous asked:

I see people complaining why Harry never said anything about a solo deal etc. but him being able to make a first move on March 25 of all days and Columbia only adding him to their side today is not a coincidence. What kept Columbia from announcing it when they supposedly made the deal. Or why wasn't he in their documents? I think there was more stuff going on and it's too easy to say Harry could but didn't want to. (Niam's announcements were so different compared to this, including tweets etc.)

@lawyerlarrie and I talked about this offline last week and theorized that it might have something to do with a “non-solicit” agreement, which basically prevents related companies from poaching from each other.

All Sony companies/labels probably have a non-solicit agreement between them, so like, Epic can’t offer Adele, a Columbia artist, a better deal to move to their label since they both are under Sony. 

With Syco, they are a partner company with Sony and Columbia already had 1D on their label, so it got a little fuzzy, but we were thinking maybe Columbia couldn’t officially and formally announce the Harry signing because of that, but it wouldn’t affect Niall and Liam since they didn’t stay with a Sony label.

The theory doesn’t entirely work because the deal was obviously made last summer, even if it was only verbal, which would still be in violation of the spirit of the restriction, if not the letter of it. But at the same time, Rob Stringer - President of Columbia Records - was already tapped to lead Sony Music, so he had a lot of power over the situation and and the company.

So that’s my theory at the moment and now that it’s all “officially official” with Harry I’m hoping some other restrictions might be ending too.

for me, i know a relationship is over when we’re not having fun any more. like, when it feels like a chore, when it feels like i’ve forgotten what it’s like to laugh or have a day without stress, then i know it’s done.

for example now, we’re working through things, but because we’re so open and honest about everything we can have these conversations about feelings a frustrations that don’t turn into arguments and still enjoy each other’s company. like this weekend after church i had a chat with his parents and i brought it up with him and we had this big chat where we agreed on somethings, and disagreed on somethings. the whole time, we were making homemade pizza and drinking wine and we ended the day with love and kisses and jokes and fun. the conversation was necessary, but so is the fun. it’s so important to not lose the fun.
Each member of One Direction is now worth at least £50m
The five members of One Direction – all aged 25 or under – are each worth at least £50million. They have sold ten shares in their company, 1D Media, for £70,131,909

As the baby-faced schoolboys nervously shuffled around the X Factor stage, warbling slightly off-key, few could have predicted they would go on to become global superstars.

But seven years on, and all still aged 25 or under, the five members of One Direction are each worth at least £50 million.

A year after announcing their ‘semi-retirement’, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik have sold 10 shares in their company, 1D Media, for £70,131,909 – the equivalent of £14,026,381 each – according to records filed with Companies House.

None of the group ever needs to work again as they are also still rolling in royalties from two of their other companies, Rollcall Touring and PPM.

In addition, each member has gone on to sign lucrative solo record deals, taking their individual worth to £50 million or more each.

Two of the singers – Styles, 23, and Tomlinson, 25 - are also pursuing successful extracurricular ventures in film and television respectively.

Last night a source who worked closely with One Direction said: ‘Almost from the off the boys were extremely canny when it came to matters of the purse.

‘They received sound financial advice straight away, and none of them have been reckless with their earnings.

‘The plan was always to get to this situation, and have the freedom to pursue what they really wanted. In ten years’ time, they could easily be worth £100 million each. It really is quite incredible.’

Undoubtedly the most successful of all the X Factor roster, One Direction were put together on Simon Cowell’s ITV show in 2010.

Although the quintet only came third in the competition – losing out to that year’s winner, Matt Cardle – over 17 million viewers watched the final and the band were immediately signed by Cowell’s Syco label.

One Directions established themselves as teen favourites. Obsessed fans began self-harming when Malik, 24, quit in March 2015, and helplines were set-up when the group declared they were taking a hiatus last January.

They have won six Brit awards and sold over 20 million records worldwide.

They also managed to conquer the notorious tough US market, becoming pin-ups on both sides of the Atlantic.

In 2015 it was revealed the group had earned £105 million over the course of the year, making them the wealthiest boyband in British history, and last year all five members made the Sunday Times under-30 rich list.

The singers have enjoyed the trappings of fame, including numerous five-star holidays, designer wardrobes and, between them, a fleet of luxury supercars.

But they have also invested their money wisely, with properties both here and in America and, in the case of Styles, artwork worth millions.

Last night their representatives declined to comment.  


28/03/2017 - State Banquet at Christiansborg Palace

The Queen hosts a State Banquet in honour of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. At the gala dinner, The Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, HH Princess Elisabeth, the government, the Belgian delegation, selected companies and others will take part.

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Modern AU Stanfou…

A chilly fall day, the sound of rain hitting the roof of Stanley and Lefou’s shared apartment.
Stanley woke up before Lefou and brought home coffee and scones from the local coffee shop, it was a lazy day and they decided to stay in bed. Stanley rested his head on Lefou’s lap as Lefou practiced reading for Stanley.
After lessons with Belle he was getting used to recognizing words, his voice was relaxing and once he got into the story he would read for hours on end. Stanley loved to listen to his voice and would patiently help him sound out difficult words. They spent the day reading together, reciting poetry, laughing and just enjoying each other’s company.
It was then that Stanley realized he was completely in love with Lefou. The way his eyes crinkled when he laughed, the warmth of his voice, the comfort he felt when he was near, years of conflicted feelings and repressed emotions he felt he could trust Lefou with. And in return Lefou was able to begin healing and dealing with the grief he felt from Gaston’s death.
The two helped each other and it was the lazy, calm, autumn mornings they loved the most, taking the time to dress up and go out to dinner was nice but their favorite past time was simply being in each other’s presence. For once Lefou felt truly loved and Stanley felt accepted, it was a new world they were happy to experience with each other, a new journey of self discovery, healing and acceptance, it wasn’t all easy but the two men knew they would be able to be strong and fearless together.

Years later, one chilly autumn morning Lefou had woken up before Stanley for once, he snuck down to the coffee shop and waited there until he knew Stanley was awake, Stanley always took his showers in the morning so while he was showering Lefou returned, he made a trail of rose petals from the bathroom to their bed, on the bed he placed a bouquet of roses, two coffees, scones and a framed photo of the two when they first danced together. Stanley discovered the set up after he had dried off and put on his clothes, he blushed and turned around to discover Lefou, who suddenly was at a loss for words, down on one knee, offering Stanley a ring.
Neither man said a word, both choked up on tears Stanley collapsed into Lefou’s arms nodding, smiling and crying, the men held each other for what seemed like a lifetime before Lefou put the ring on Stanley, it was a perfect morning once again.

“Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members.”

“Hufflepuffs are defined by their love of family, comfort, and living things first and foremost… They also care deeply for people and enjoy the company of others; being alone or feeling unloved are things Hufflepuffs dislike intensely

Hufflepuff is a House of teamwork; it’s very group-oriented. Puffs care deeply about their family first and foremost, and want to be loved/think of loved ones rather than any sort of greater scheme or accomplishment. They’re creatures of comfort, and go for something that’s familiar and home-y rather than something strange or mysterious.”

Sindria Trading Company by Autocorrect

Sinbad: sins absolutely
Ja'far: jade dad
Mystras: My straddling
Serendine: series died
Rurumu: Running
Drakon: Dakota
Pisti: Posting
Vittel: Violin
Mahad: my sad
Saher: savage
Masrur: Mastitis
Hinahoho: Hingis house
Sharrkan: Sad Kansas
Pipirika: pipe klance

First Look: 'Black Panther' Car Chase Scene

We have our first, if rather underwhelming, look at Black Panther. 

Walt Disney Company Korea unveiled a still of a key car-chase scene shot earlier this month in the South Korean city of Busan.

The still is part of a larger set-piece car chase that takes place in Busan's scenic Gwangalli Beach area. A statement handed out to Busan citizens warned of traffic restrictions and noise for the scene, which involved some 150 cars and more than 700 people.

Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company Korea

Other Black Panther shooting locations in South Korea include local landmarks such as the Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Marine City and Jagalchi fish market, as well as the Sajik-dong area. The shoot is due to wrap up this week.

In a statement, director Ryan Coogler was full of praise for Busan, saying it reminded him of his hometown in northern California. “Busan is a place full of energy, where modern architecture and traditional buildings create great harmony against the backdrop of a beautiful beach,” he said.   

Part of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the shadowy superhero as well as T'Challa, the young ruler of the African nation of Wakanda. The film is set for worldwide release on Feb. 16, 2018.

Read more: ‘Black Panther’: All the Essentials in One Place

anonymous asked:

maybe because i didn't go all out for this event, but I'm not that bothered by all of this? even though enstars is my main thing, there's clearly a problem that they're taking time to fix. idk, I guess I could just imagine any other company being like 'lol suck it up' - any kind of compensation would be fine. idk i might be in the minority though, people seem mad

tbh i personally am not bothered either but i can’t argue with souma/koga fans who are affected.

the problem isn’t that the game is down - it’s that it was repeatedly crashing since the start of the event but at times they did not even address it much less give the “one bottle” compensation and it kept building up and crashing entirely on the last day of the event - middle of ranking. i can guarantee people would arguably be way pissed if this was a knights event.

i understand that the fandom atmosphere is very tensed right now and i also can’t defend people being vile in their twitter mentions.

and not a reply to the ask but people defending happy elements for being unprofessional for 10 days straight is going to get no one anywhere. they are fixing it because it’s their job, they aren’t doing anyone a favour. 

saying “they don’t owe us anything” sounds ridiculous - it is their job to have a working app when people pay for their services. they aren’t being “angels” right now for doing something expected of them since the launch of the app.

and people who have lost time/money over this event have every right to complain in whatever manner they want. (ofc without the death threats lol.)

My main focus right now is Korean mythologies. I want to know more about how the spirits from both NK and SK acts towards each other after all the things that happened. But let’s not… Do that for now. I feel like they’re all(spirits) won’t mind each other companies, especially the old ones, but honestly I kinda want to know how the political situation between the two countries might affect the spirits?

Speaking from experience, Indonesian spirits are “fuck off” towards foreigners/mixed, especially those who have Dutch roots. We know what the Dutch did. We know what they did, along with what Spain, Portuguese, and England did. Also Japan. My Japanese friends don’t seem to have any problems, but I think it’s because they never tried to approach our spirits…? Idk

I’m pretty sure that there’s a few Korean spirits around, especially in the areas where Korean live.

I think I’m thinking too much about this and tying it with the human life a lot more than I should, but I just can’t stop thinking about how it also affect the spirits life, like what happened here.

I need good sources…. And to talk with the spirits by myself.

-slams head on table-
Why am I suddenly interested in Korea?


Fun Fact: I used to work at Five Below and Five Below gets the bulk of it’s merch so cheap by buying over stock from other companies. Ex: Walmart & Target.

For those of you who don’t know Five Below is a chain store where nothing in there exceeds $5

I don’t know what’s going on with the overstock at these stories right now but the 2 Five Belows near me are swimming (pun intended) with Posea & Kala. the ratio seems to be about 80% Posea and 20% Kala.

So if you for some reason slept on getting these characters I would jump on that asap because once Five Below runs out of something they very rarely, if ever get it back in stock. And getting a fully articulated doll for $5 seems like a rarity these days.

Also: They seem to have an over abundance of the Ghoulia vinyl chase figures which I never once saw in stores. So it’s pretty great to a doll collector if there is a Five Below near you right about now.

So I was tagged by @justbecauseitalkslow to do a Stop Drop selfie earlier. I already did one for my fitblr @fit-and-sound but why not. Took me a bit and usually hate selfies but pairing of Kingdom hearts HD and my spider shirt for today’s Spiderman homecoming trailer helped keep me company.

My apologies to dragon age Inquisition and any other games I had in backlog cause KH will take up my free time. Sorry, not sorry.

Hmm, I’ll go with a light tagging of @armsintheair, @thewolfandhermoon, and @blossominghuman if they’re up to it. Sidenote, yes fit-and-sound and odd-ponderer are one in the same. Plus some other blogs but eh.

lmao cant wait to see buzzfeed and every other Dramatic™ news company that capitalizes off of every ridiculous celebrity theory fly up taylor swift’s ass as soon as they hear anything about ts6

Just had to. I’ve done it already with the gnat lady from Woodland Cafe and Lady Bug, now I saw fit to do it with Martha Moth and the other Moth from Moth and the Flame (try saying that five times fast…).

Martha Moth © SteLomation 2017

Other Moth Girl © The Walt Disney Company

anonymous asked:

My dd just broke up with me and I am having this weird feeling of not knowing what to do about it... I kinda feel like I have to restart all over again if I try to be with someone else and go through the whole process of explaining what I enjoy and how I want to be treated, if that makes sense

You are your own person.
When someone breaks up with us, it’s time to rebuild our life as single people and enjoy the time we have to do this.

You will get lonely and miss him, but hes allowed to break up with you and find his happiness.

It’s your turn to find yours. Take some time off maybe a month or two and spend it enjoying your own company.

Learn a new recipe every other night, or start running, see a new museum once a week and so on.

Invest in yourself. You are more than someones partner.

I believe in you!


We have gathered a few important questions and supplied answers! Though to save people from scroll for nine years we have placed most of them under the cut. Please take a look at this if you are interested in performing for us or simply are an inquiring guest!

Q: What IS Lucky Sparrow (Lucky)?

A: Lucky is an entertainment troupe free company on Balmung server in FFXIV. It consists of small band of talented souls trying to live their dreams on stage. It is an RP heavy FC. Though we don’t mind a little OOC shenanigans now and then! We are not focused on end gamed material or raiding at this time, and do not see us working on it in the foreseeable future.

Q: What is the focus RP wise for this FC?

A: To create and perform amazing, mind blowing performances for crowds! Be it at our own personal shows or performing for other companies that wish to book us. We can also work on and discuss story lines if you’re interested in that too for possible events in house. We want your characters to not only perform with us, but grow with us as well.

Q: When are your shows scheduled/expected to be schedule?

A: At the current, Monday evenings are looking to be the best slot we can work with for our members, and to try and conflict with as few other FC events on the server as possible. As for a time? We’re thinking around 3PM PST/ 5PM CT /6PM EST So it stays friendly to our guests and performers on the other side of the world.Keep your eyes open as these may change. We will try to keep everyone well informed before our schedule performances.

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luluthepenguin  asked:

I hope ur still doing matchups >•< I'm of a Hispanic culture, I have red hair and brown eyes and vv short (5ft). I love music, singing, drawing, and anything creative. I'm very shy but sweet. I also have very bad social anxiety xc. But once I know u well I'm very upbeat and I constantly tell horrible jokes. I'm also in a pop punk band (sorry for my bad English and ily) Xx

ahh actually I don’t offer match-ups regularly. I was just randomly asked by an Anon so I just did a few.. the previous was actually supposed to be the last person heh. 

buut since you already sent this in and.. I won’t be offering any HCs today I’ll do this one too ^-^

your ~Match~ is: Saeran Choi (aka the Edgelord)

  • your red hair PERFECTLY compliments Saeran’s hair because he has these pink highlights
  • and he’s just like you because he’s not very social which is great because the two of you would enjoy each other’s company
  • e.g. just the two of you sprawled across the floor, playing some rock music in the background, drawing random stuff, humming/singing occasionally to those really catchy parts
  • once you get to know him, you’ll understand that he really has a bit of Seven in him (meaning that he can be really happy and excited too - it’s just more contained and less exuberant)
  • for example, if you take him to an amusement park he’ll seem disinterested at first but then he gets on the rollercoaster and now he’s a happy child who also wants to buy cotton candy 
  • btw he doesn’t understand what “horrible” jokes are so it’s okay he’ll laugh at everything you say :)

alrightt that’s it!

~Cherry L.

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