also on another note i'm not sure if i'm gonna continue this

seoulmatess  asked:

hey, my name is ana, im from colombia, (i'm actually not sure why i'm writing this in english) anyway, i've been wanting to learn korean for a while now, i learned hangul but the thing is that i don't know where to continue or what resources i can use, since it's really hard to find something korean related here; so i just wanted to ask you how you started learning and how do you manage your study time. I hope i didn't bother you ^^

Hola Ana!! :D Learning hangul is the first step, asi que comenzaste bien! c:

What I did: learn hangul, build some vocab with memrise, and then not improve at all for months because I had so many resources that I didn’t know which one to pick. I did check a few lessons of TTMIK and I used the textbook My Korean 1 (made by an Australian University, I think), but to be honest I didnt improve as much as I could have. Now I know the two reasons why: 1. TOO MANY RESOURCES: I was accumulating resources, books, sites, EVERYTHING, but didnt actually pick one to use. 2. Lack of discipline: I didn’t make time to actually study.

Know that I’m more experienced I highly recommend yall to not repeat my mistakes lmao. PICK ONE TEXTBOOK OR WEBSITE AND STICK TO IT. Don’t worry about missing out extra information or whatever. Only look for another explanation if the first one you used wasnt clear enough and you really couldnt understand, but AFTER TRYING; annotate, practice, review, and if it is still unclear then switch to another (reliable) resource. I’m NOT saying that every explanation is going to be accurate and should be trusted, but if it isn’t correct you will probably realize it after you become more comfortable with the language.

Everyone praises TTMIK and they deserve it, they have awesome lessons. My advice is that you find their curriculum (on their page) and start. But remember: DONT STOP. You dont know what to do? Go to the next lesson. As simple as that. Listen to the audios, repeat what they say, read aloud, make flashcards with the vocab and say “I will learn ALL THIS WORDS by the end of the week”, make your own sentences to practice vocab and grammar points, KEEP GOING. You can even skip some lessons (advanced learners are gonna kill me for saying this tho). Dont stress over “but what im a gonna do after i finish all their lessons?!?” You’ll cross that bridge when you get there.

Another option that I recommend for grammar is using the book Korean Grammar In Use (Beginner). It has a lot of grammar points with simple explanations, sample sentences, conjugations and exercises. You can pair it with the TTMIK lessons if you are a little worried about not getting enough practice.

For vocab I suggest the list of ‘Most common verbs/adjectives/nouns’, and I think some people have already created them on Memrise/Quizlet/Anki (I personally prefer quizlet).

I try to study at least 5 minutes a day. I’ll make a full post soon about how I’ve been managing my time these past few months, but this is what I try to do every week:

  • Grammar: it can take just 30 minutes to make notes for a grammar point. How many G.P. you do is up to how much time you have. I’m doing 3-5 per week (intensively selfstudying) but I think even one per week is fine!
  • Vocab: make a list at the start of each week (or month) and review every moment you can: before sleeping, while eating, on the bus. It shouldnt take you too much time either: 30 minutes for the list and 5 minute breaks for reviewing. Make goals: Ill memorize this list by the end of the week, Ill review 5 days of the week, Ill review 4 times each day. Be honest with yourself, but try to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Listening comprehension: listen to audios of the lessons, listen without reading the transcript and try to pick up words, listen to kpop too and other media like dramas or youtube videos. Doesnt take much time either and its fun to do.
  • Some kind of pronunciation practice: imitating the audios and reading aloud. If you have a native friend or anyone who knows/is learning korean, talk with them
  • Some kind of writing practice like journaling your day, solving workbook exercises or making sentences with what you learn. Time varies with this. My journal entries take me 5-15 minutes (they are very short but sometimes I have to look up words that I dont know/remember)
  • Reading practice: write the dialogues from the lessons that you study and read them! they probably combine the grammar and vocab you are studying. Also write the sample sentences that they use. Read kpop lyrics and webtoons.

Hope this helps a little bit c: I’ll probably make more posts about this with more information. Lo mas importante es comenzar y seguir! No te bloquees. Si ves algo, aprendelo; no lo guardes para despues. 

26th & 28th/29th December Show Reports

Okay, I’m going to have to come clean at the start. This is another recap of two performances. One was with the full original cast (which I’ll talk less about, but I will cover the mistakes in it which were plentiful and glorious), which I will refer to as the Boxing Day show when I mention it, and the other was with James Howard as Draco and Morag Cross as McGonagall. The latter is the one for which I was sitting near the front of the stalls, and that’s the one I’ll focus on, because it was better and more interesting. 

(You’ll all be pleased to know I wrote over 2000 words less in this recap than I did my last one. It’s still almost long enough to be a dissertation though so… Sorry about that! I hope you enjoy.)

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Jason’s P.O.V

I sighed as I walked into my house. I heard someone humming in the kitchen and I knew it was YN. I slowly walked into the kitchen and I saw YN washing the dishes. I sat down at island and she turned around.

“Hey baby.” She smiled.

“Hey…” I responded.

“What’s wrong?” She asked with a worried expression.

‘I’m going to feel like a complete ass for what I’m about to say and do’ I thought to myself.

“I need to tell you something…” I stated.

“Go on.” She said looking at me whilst washing the dishes.

I took in a deep breath. “I’ve been cheating on you for 3 months with Katie.” I started off

“Oh.” She said, looking away from me.

“But I’m not leaving her. I’m leaving you.” I continued.

I heard her hitch her breath and she dropped the glass that she was currently washing, which then shattered into a million pieces.

I got up from the island and walked towards her. She stopped what she was doing and looked at me, tears brimming in her eyes. I sighed and kissed her forehead.

“I’m sorry.” I murmured against her soft skin.

I pulled away from her and saw the tears streaming down her face. She ran out of the kitchen and up the stairs and I heard a door slam.

I left the house and walked over to my car but before I got in I looked up at my balcony window in my room. I saw YN peeping from behind the curtain and as soon as she saw me she moved away.

I got into my car and drove off to Katie’s.

*1 year later*

Your P.O.V

So it’s been a year since Justin left me and life is pretty good. I’ve changed my appearance. I have 5 tattoos, one on my left shoulder blade saying ‘True Beauty Comes From Within’, one on my waist line saying ‘Love and Trust’, musical notes behind my ear, another saying ‘Peace’ along my index finger and faith on my right wrist. I also have a nose, tongue, belly and ear cartilage piercing. Oh and I’m dating Justin Bieber and I’m also apart of his gang.

I was going through my clothes trying to find an outfit to go to the club with Justin when a cute figure hugging dress caught my eye. I pulled it out of my closet and flung it on my bed. I swiftly put on my black lace bra and matching panties before slipping on the dress which stopped at my mid-thigh.

I straightened my hair and curled the ends before putting on a soft red lipstick and coating my eyelashes with Mascara.

I put on a pair of black suede heels and I heard someone knock on my balcony door. I turned around and saw Justin standing there with a smirk. I unlocked the door and opened it, letting Jason in.

“Damn babe. You look sexy.” Justin bit his lip.

“Thank you babe. You do know I have a front door right?” I asked him sarcastically.

“Yeah but it’s more fun coming through this way.” He said whilst grabbing me by my waist.

I smiled as he kissed me, our lips moving perfectly in sync. I pulled away before we could go any further and Justin groaned.

“When we get back from the club.” I winked.

He smirked and we left the house. I climbed into the passengers seat of his car and he sat in the driver’s seat and revved up the engine, pulling off towards the club.

Once we arrived we went straight to the V.I.P section and got a booth. We sat down for a while and then Gas Pedal by Sage the Gemini came on. I looked at Justin and smirked before dragging him to the dance floor. I started twerking on him and he held my hips.

We danced to a couple more songs before we went back to the booth and chilled for a bit. I heard Justin’s phone go off signalling that he had a text. He read it and sighed.

“Aye babe I have to go on a mission. Can we do this another time?” Justin asked.

“Sure. Call me if you need anything okay?” I answered him.

“I will baby.” He smiled before pecking my lips and leaving.

After about 15 minutes a waitress came up to me with a glass of martini.

“I didn’t order this.” I said confused as to why she gave me it.

“I know. That guy over there ordered it for you.” She said, pointing towards someone who looked really familiar and was 3 booths away from me.

I smirked at them and sipped on my drink. The person got up and started to make their way over to me and as they got closer I noticed who it was. Jason. I smirked and pretended I didn’t notice him.

Jason’s P.O.V

“Aye bro I’m gonna go talk to that hot chick over there.” I said pointing to the girl I got a drink for.

“Ohh Bieber’s getting laid tonight.” Alex smirked.

“Who knows.” I smirked.

I got up and walked over to the girl’s booth, sliding in next to her.

“Hey there gorgeous.” I smirked.

“Hey Jason.” She looked at me with a smirk plastered on her face and I froze. It was YN.

She’s changed so much. Bigger boobs, bigger ass and piercings. I stared at her in shock and she chuckled, turning her head. I noticed a tattoo behind her ear. I then saw one on her wrist and index finger.

“How many tattoos have you got?” I asked her.

“5” She answered.

My eyes widened. “Where are the other 2?” I asked.

“Waist line and shoulder blade. May I ask why you care?” She questioned with her right eyebrow raised.

“Because I still have feelings for you.” I blurted out.

She chuckled lightly.

“Well that’s a pity.” She spoke.

“Why’s that?”

“I have a boyfriend.”

“Well who’s that?”

“Justin Bieber.” She smiled.

I laughed and she looked confused. She’s so cute when she’s like that.

“What’s so funny?” She asked.

“You aren’t dating Justin Bieber. You’re way too sweet.” I laughed.

“Yes I am and I’ve changed.” She answered.

“Prove it.”

She went into her bag and I caught a glimpse of a gun.

“Why the hell do you have a gun?!?” I whisper yelled.

“I’m in Justin’s gang.” She rolled her eyes.

She took her phone out of her bag and showed me all her pictures of her and Justin.

“Believe me now?” She asked.

“Yeah.” I said sadly.

“Can I see your gun?” I asked.

“Sure.” She said handing it to me.

I took it out of her hands and looked at it when something caught my eye. In the handle ‘Thug Angel’ was engraved. My eyes widened and I handed her back the gun.

“You’re Thug Angel?” I asked in surprise.

“Yup.” She smiled.

We sat in silence for a while and I broke it.

“Why?” I asked her.

“Because I didn’t wanna be the same girl who once loved you. It stopped my heart ache and now I’ve found someone who actually loves me.” She smiled.

“I loved you and still do.” I mumbled.

“Huh?” She asked.

“Nothing.” I spoke.

“Okay?” She said.

Her phone buzzed and she picked it up. She sighed and texted the person back before finishing her drink. She got up and looked at me.

“Thanks for the drink but I have to go.” She said.

“Call me if you wanna talk.” She spoke, handing me a slip of paper.

She walked away through the sea of bodies and I sat in the booth, feeling lonely. I got up and went back to the booth I was originally sitting in.

“Not tonight?” Johnson and Alex questioned.

“Not tonight.” I answered sipping on my drink.

No Sex Policy - Week 1

Prompt: Can u write a sequel to ‘returning the favour’ where they both decide to date and take it slow with no sex policy and they achieve that for a month and then they can’t keep their hands off each other.

This prompt is so wonderful!! To Anon, whoever you are who keeps on giving me amazing prompts to write, please keep going. THEY’RE AMAZING. I have divided this into weeks, because it said a month and I may have tweaked it a little because you know. Lol. Expect three more of these.

They had decided it was most logical to stop.

The “favors” they’d been giving each other, as favorable as they were, weren’t exactly something that could ever amount to any good. It had been decided that those incidents were just a combination of built up stress and freak incidences that were a one-time thing and nothing more. Anything “else” that it may have implied was just a mere figment of their imagination. It was one friend helping out another friend: like when you forget to study for an exam and your friend let you copy their notes. It was that kind of a supportive friendship that was sure enough to last. Relationships (god forbid they mentioned the word out loud) were messy, emotional and were too much pressure to even think about – both of them knew it, and they wholeheartedly agreed. Plane crashes and dead fiancés were enough for one lifetime. And so they had come upon the agreement that they would not be illogical and commit the same mistake like last year. They were brilliant surgeons (one army-trained and the other one with abilities beyond any mortal on earth), they would be able to do this with determination and self-discipline, right? Mind over matter and all that crap. Whatever they had to continuously repeat to themselves to get them through the day without imagining the other in the throes of mind-blowing and earth-shattering sex.

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anonymous asked:

So I'm feeling down... I wanted to ask you if you think they only brought Mulan back because they want us to forget about Swan Queen. Because NOW we might have a character that isn't straight. I'm losing my hope. Just a little...

Hey Anon!

First things first, let’s cheer you up a bit! This video is my favourite medicine!

Alright, now that we’re feeling better, let’s see how we’ll bring some balance, because I’ve seen enough pessimism tonight. I’m sure you’ll all excuse me if I skip that angle entirely, yes? Great.

When I first read the article’s title and saw Mulan’s picture, I got this sinking feeling, because it seems unlikely they’ll do both Swan Queen and another queer romance. Then I read the article and I actually got pretty excited!

On the subject of relationships, Season 5 of Once Upon A Time might be giving us the show’s first exploration of a same-sex romance. Following discussion about Mulan’s return — and considering that when we last saw her, there was a tease of something between her and Aurora — Edward Kitsis confirmed that the LGBT angle will not be ignored on the series.

“I would say that we know that that community have been big supporters of this show, and we would love to be able to tell a love story that reflects that,” Kitsis said. Horowitz had his own things to add, as well. “We want the show to reflect the world as it is now,” he said. “Whether that’s going to be with any particular character, we’re not going to say, but it is something we want to do this year, and it’s something that we think is important to do on this show, because this is the world we live in.”

Notice how the first part is all the author of the article suggesting that the LGBT angle has something to do with Mulan’s return. It’s not the showrunners saying this. Also note how Adam & Eddy are suddenly confirming there will be a love story for the queer community and talking openly about this. These are the guys who do not like spoilers, but who love to confuse us. On and off the show. By announcing Mulan’s return, adding her photos to the press kit and then talking candidly about LGBT representation and them suddenly confirming they are finally going for it this year… They know they’ve got absolutely everybody on every side thinking they’re talking about Mulan.

Which is exactly the reason I don’t believe that’s what they’re talking about at all. It would be just like them to really enjoy telling us they are finally going there, like we’ve been asking for all along, but do it in a context where everyone thinks they’re talking about something else. Basically, for all I know, Adam & Eddy here are being Evil Queens, hiding in plain sight and having a great inside joke with themselves.

Why on earth would they give a little subplot so much attention in their PR right before the premiere? They know if it’s Mulan, it will not satisfy people who are now in it for Swan Queen. They also know if they do give a Mulan queer love story a little screen time, they can be more convincing when we’re caught by surprise and see it happen. If they are now outright telling us that yes there’ll be a Mulan queer love story. Come on, where’s the fun in that? That is just so unlike them. So that really makes me think they just confirmed they’re doing  Swan Queen this year. I predict they’ll at most have Mulan talk about being bisexual or a lesbian, but they won’t give her a love story. They definitely won’t break up Aurora and Philip for them. Young family with a new baby, split up by the evil queer woman. Not gonna happen. Also consider that Disney might still produce more animated movies with Mulan, Aurora or Merida (most likely candidates). From that point of view, they’d be more supportive of OUAT using their original character Emma Swan and their semi-original Regina Mills for a queer love story than their princesses. Let’s face it, the only love story that would really reflect how supportive we’ve been is Swan Queen. 

So those are plenty of arguments for you to realize these articles could mean anything. Until we see the show, we have no idea what they’re doing.

The other thing that convinces me they may very well be talking about Swan Queen is the show itself. We’re always talking about subtext and we’re so used to queer baiting, that we’ve come to think of subtext as a separate story. Subtext tells the queer story and text tells the straight story and they’re mutually exclusive. Except in normal storytelling, that is not what subtext is for. Subtext is for foreshadowing, subtext is usually resolved, it’s relevant to the story. It’s an integral part of the story. It’s such an important storytelling tool if you want to add depth to your stories. Yet much of OUAT’s subtext has been entirely dedicated to Swan Queen. Last season, I just thought it was a little too much. Too much to just be queer baiting, it makes far more sense if you look at the subtext and just see it as the story they are telling. If they are only queer baiting, they know we are happy with glances, with little sweet moments. Subtle things. They could just continue what they’d been doing before and I assure you, we would stick around. And they know it. Would an Emma Swan in denial on a show that’s just queer baiting look very different from an Emma Swan in denial on a show that’s planning to tell her story when the character’s ready for it?

The subtext last season undermined the story. Specifically Emma running off to Regina after shoving in Hook’s heart. Emma being frantic and running around like a madwoman because she’s worried about Regina. I thought it was over the top. I genuinely thought it was too much, which leads me to believe it wasn’t meant for me, it was meant for people who need an extra hint about Emma and Regina’s feelings for each other. That glare at Robin in the library, it was noticeable for everybody. The continuous jealousy. Emma being hot and cold with Hook. And don’t you think that sacrifice at least gave people pause? 

Then there were the things that didn’t underminde the story, but support Swan Queen, by having both Emma and Regina have a very subtext heavy backstory with a woman. Both of those stories must have been rather obvious to the general audience. Maleficent and Regina got incredibly close to kissing. We’ve also seen Emma be really weird about her history with Lily in ways that canon didn’t actually explain, that really made most sense if she was in love with Lily. Those looks were given a lot of screen time with no explanation. What did the audience make of that?

Plus, the upcoming Dark Swan arc is about Emma letting go of her inhibitions, the way they’ve been promoting it suggests she will be free, she will no longer care about judgement. She will stop trying to fit the mold to please her loved ones. Her sexuality would be part of that. It would make sense for Emma as a queer person to be canon as part of the Dark Swan arc. So it makes perfect sense that it’s going to happen in season 5, that they’re going to write the LGBT angle next year, because it perfectly fits the story where it’s at right now.

Let’s also not forget the kind of summer hiatus we’ve had. We used to be silenced, it was the thing not to be talked about and suddenly they’ve been promoting it so much. It wasn’t a problem at cons anymore. Why promote Swan Queen all summer and then not follow through? Why not promote that you’ll be doing an LGBT story and continue to keep Swan Queen in the shadows, the way they’d been doing before. Why suddenly stop ignoring us, give us hope, just to be cruel? Or forget about us, their promo reached the General Audience as well and the focus everywhere has been on Emma and Regina. Didn’t Adam & Eddy even call Emma’s sacrifice romantic in its own way? Did Eddy’s little smirk when he mentioned that ‘…when Emma sacrificed herself for Regina, that was earned.’ tell you everything you needed to know whether or not he remembered using the words earning a relationship when asked about writing a queer one?

So, Anon, honestly, PR with these people could mean absolutely anything and they’ve proven that time and time again. So, at the very least, don’t let it discourage you or make you sad. Whatever happens, Emma, Regina and Henry are the heart of the show. Their relationship will always be the most important, it will keep evolving. We’ll see more character growth, we’ll see more love and care between them. We’ll get a hug and it’ll be beautiful. Those are all things we can actually take for granted. The three of them, they will be in the last episode of this show. They will always have scenes together. So don’t be sad. 

And you know, everyone can make up their own mind, but I honestly believe we have a fair chance of seeing more than a hug sometime in the future…

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new to the Ladybug fandom, and wanted to know more about the 2D version. I read something about Felix being cursed or something..? I'm sorry, I'm just really new and curious By the way, I love your blog! Your art is to die for!!

aw yisss, how lovely to see you! it’s so reassuring to know there are still new fans wanting to investigate the 2D PV; there’s been so much discourse on that lately that it seems most new fans enter the fandom hating the old ideas because it’s the cool thing to do. 

i’m gonna say right now that i can’t source most of this information since i found it in various places through production and can’t recall where each individual piece came from, but it’s all pretty common knowledge this side of the fandom so you’ll probably see a lot of people talking about it! please also note that the original show was for teenagers, not little kids, which is why felix acts the way he does without the fear of being a bad influence on children.

yes, felix was cursed! we don’t know how for sure, but he seems to have either been tricked into bonding with plagg or put on the charmed ring before understanding what it was. unlike the CGI show, in the PV universe the kids appear to be bonded with their kwami indefinitely and on a much deeper level, meaning their charmed items can’t be removed. marinette’s earrings are literally glued to her, as is felix’s ring.

felix hates this, of course, but his only way out (bar defeating the butterfly and freeing paris from akuma) is to get a kiss from ladybug which will remove his ring. it’s unclear exactly what the nature of this kiss was (or if it would free both of them from their kwami or only felix), but it most likely needed to be voluntary on ladybug’s end, which is why he has to try romancing her instead of just swooping in and stealing it.

the problem (at least at the beginning) is that felix comes on way too strong (in terms of gooey romance, not being forceful) as chat noir, and ladybug immediately rejects him and proceeds to have no interest whatsoever. it’s also been mentioned that their powers clash when the two superheroes come into close contact with one another during a fight, either canceling each other out or exploding in total carnage, so it’s likely ladybug actively tries to avoid chat noir on the basis that all he does is mess up her otherwise smooth patrols. clearly they form an alliance somewhere along the line and become friends, but it looks like a seriously rocky ride until then!

so basically, the setup is that chat noir has to pretend to be head over heels in love with ladybug - who is utterly disinterested in him - in order to get a kiss from her to break the bond with his kwami so he doesn’t have to be a superhero any more. he would undoubtedly have mellowed out and discovered being a hero isn’t so bad if he gets to do it with her, but that would have taken a character arc much longer than the final show had the time to offer!

if there’s anything else you’d like to ask, feel totally free to come by my inbox again! i love being able to chatter about the 2D PV and i hope you continue to enjoy it! there’s no shame in being a fan of the older ladybug concepts (it’s possible to enjoy both sides of the show, who’d have thought) and don’t let the more volatile members of the fandom tell you otherwise.

anonymous asked:

I actually think your zigi theory is interesting that's what I thought as well when I first saw the pap stroll lol bc I remembered that Yolanda (Gigi's mom) is on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (another bravo show) and that her realtor was also a guy from million dollar listing lol now I'm not sure if zigi will appear on the show but I'm not expecting them to last until April so showing them might also add to the whole "break up" drama as well just a thought


I’m glad you found my Million Dollar Listing theory interesting :) You’re right - Gigith comes from a reality show background, having appeared lots of times on Real Housewives & Keeping Up With the Kardashians (side note: sometimes I really worry about what useless facts like that are replacing in my brain. Like, did Gigith’s reality show background replace quantum theory or the ability to do the bunny ears bow on my shoes or basic wilderness survival skills, not that i go in the wilderness much because i don’t like spiders or getting my face eaten off by badgers or having lake amoebas go up my nose but i digress). So, with that said, hoe strolling with her A List pretend boyfriend on reality tv, while low rent and tacky af, isn’t a thing for Gigith - she seems to revel in any attention and fame-yness she can get. 

 I was actually just talking about this with @paynegerouslyinlove and the timeline for it ending last night. I have to disagree with you about Zigi expiring before April. I think before Zayn’s single was a hit, there was seeding being done in December/early January for Gigith’s exit strategy. Once the press roasted them for being fake (which I really don’t think Gigith was expecting), the articles started appearing. She was being set to play the martyr - the girl who gave the loner art heaux fuckboy a chance and got hurt in the process [x, x, x, x]. Legit barf worthy, but the narrative shows there was seeding for it.

So here is where it gets relatively interesting. I got an anon the other day saying that when Zayn was recently in Paris at the same time as Gigi, they believed there were some Beard Crisis Negotiations happening. I waved it off, because show_me_the_receipts.gif, but maybe they weren’t wrong. A few days later, Zayn legitimized the relationship on radio, we just got that Try Hard Hoe Stroll at The Nice Guy (is there really nowhere else they can eat in LA? Like, if you’re gonna make me remotely believe Zigi is a thing, at least pick a different restaurant sometimes. That’s literally their Hoe Stroll headquarters), the Snapchat, and now the flurry of articles about “how serious the relationship has been getting” have landed: 

There’s dozens more just like those.  I genuinely cannot see them ending that relationship before Zayn’s album drops, and I can easily see it going through April. If my Olivia Pope Gut hunch is correct and Mind of Mine is gender neutral and The Gayest Love Letter to Limothy Payne, then Gigith will remain to help het Zayn up. Zigi also serves as promo for both. 

 I’m not really sure what possessed Zayn’s team to fuck with Gigi as a PR beard, because Gigi is always going to be the one to be the main beneficiary of Zigi. She’s far more connected and has far more powerful people in her corner. Gigi also seems extremely calculating and determined to be famous (Kardashian-esque), and I think Zigi will be a thing for as long as Gigi sees benefit and status with being connected to Zayn by association. 

I would love to be wrong, but I also don’t see Zigi ending quietly with one of those peaceful amicable publicist drafted press releases, either. I think the breakup will be used for maximum press & maximum drama, and I can easily see Zayn being the sacrificial leather swaddled woobie lamb for that. 

Tagging @paynegerouslyinlove so we can continue our incredibly stimulating intellectual discourse on beards.