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JeanMarco Week Day 1: Begin Again or and Dream On

reincarnation au I’m sorry for the mess

1D’s bio on their Shazam page:

Following the success of JLS and the Wanted, X Factor contestants One Direction were the next group of heartthrobs to help revive the boy band concept. The quintet outdid all of its predecessors, becoming the biggest boy band since Take That, selling millions of albums and singles, filling arenas and making movies, while hitting number one many times over across the world with undeniably hooky songs and plenty of boy-next-door charm. The group was formed by Niall Horan from Mullingar, Ireland; Zayn Malik from Bradford; Harry Styles from Cheshire; Louis Tomlinson from Doncaster, and Liam Payne from Wolverhampton (the latter had previously reached the judge’s house stages of The X Factor as a 14-year-old back in 2008). Each originally entered 2010’s seventh series of The X Factor as individuals, but following a suggestion from guest judge Nicole Scherzinger, they were grouped together to become One Direction. Mentored by Simon Cowell, they soon became one of the favorites to win the show, thanks to renditions of Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You,” Elton John’s “Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” and Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” However, despite receiving a standing ovation for their duet with Robbie Williams (“She’s the One”) in the live final, they eventually finished third behind Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle. Spotting the potential of five Justin Bieber-esque teen pinups, Cowell signed them to his Syco label in a two-million dollar deal, and after performing on the X Factor tour, the quintet began work on its debut album with Savan Kotecha (Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias). Following a sponsorship deal with Nintendo DS and a book, Forever Young, named after their cover of the Alphaville classic that was intended to be their winner’s song, they released their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” in late 2011. The full-length album Up All Night followed soon after. In 2012, One Direction became the first British band to debut on top of the Billboard 200 list when Up All Night sold over 176,000 copies during its first week of release in America. In late 2012, One Direction released their sophomore album, Take Me Home. Highlighting more of the band’s melodic pop, Take Me Home featured songs and production via Sweden’s Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, and Savan Kotecha, who worked on Up All Night, as well as contributions from singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. The album proved to be another smash and topped charts around the world, earning multi-platinum certification in half a dozen countries. The singles “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things” also hit number one across the globe, and “Kiss You” reached the Top Ten in the U.S. One Direction then embarked on a globe-spanning tour in which the band played over 100 shows, including six sold-out nights at London’s massive O2 Arena. At the same time, they were being filmed by director Morgan Spurlock for This Is Us, a mix of documentary and concert footage that proved to be successful at the box office when it was released in August of 2013. While they were touring, One Direction also began work on their third album, Midnight Memories. Released just in time for the 2013 holidays, the record featured songwriting input from all the members, a new production team, and some new folk and ‘80s hair metal influences. It nearly outdid Take Me Home and Up All Night, peaking at number one in seven countries and spawning the singles “Best Song Ever” and “Story of My Life.” Early the following year, the band was embroiled in controversy after a video emerged that appeared to show Malik and Tomlinson smoking cannabis. Conservative tween fans were horrified, boycotting shows and even going so far as to burn their concert tickets. The scandal failed to make much of a dent in One Direction’s popularity, however, and they bounced back after a muted apology. They continued to tour the world for most of the rest of the year, but still found time to record a fourth album, which was released in late 2014. Produced by the same team who handled Midnight Memories, Four similarly looked back to the '80s for inspiration and featured a new song from old friend Ed Sheeran. The band returned to the road and a busy promotional schedule in 2015, during which Malik was often absent. He left the tour due to stress in early March, then officially quit the band a few days later. The four remaining members vowed to continue with the remaining shows on the tour. ~ Jon O'Brien

http://www.shazam.com/artist/40937854/one-direction

incidentally, I don’t believe in ‘perfect’ fusions. To my understanding, fusions are personifications of relationships and relationships are all wildly varied and unique and they vary from person to person. There’s no one way to have a good or stable relationship so I don’t think there’d be one way that a fusion has to look. The show revolves around a theme of that perfection doesn’t exist and that there’s more than one way to be, so I don’t feel like they’d have such a rigid definitive ‘perfect’ structure for one of the most abstract concepts in the show (fusions)

I do like the theory that different elements of a fusion may be reflective of the differences between the component Gems - separate eyes indicating a difference in perspective, separate arms being a difference in motivation/control. I’m not 100% on it but its an interesting concept and there’s stuff to work with there

But I don’t personally like the idea that the more humanoid a fusion, the more ‘perfect’ it is. I don’t think a fusion with only two arms is inherently better than one with four, nor a fusion with two eyes being better than one with four. While these can be indicative of serious problems in a relationship, sometimes you’re going to have an otherwise stable relationship where you don’t have the same exact perspective or motivations but it works in other ways. I just don’t think the ‘end goal’ of any of the fusions is to look exactly like a human (even Garnet has 3 eyes) but rather to be happy and find the balance between themselves. Because they’re personificiations of something so abstract and unique as the relationship between people, I feel it just cannot boil down to one "correct” relationship model. Or that it shouldn’t

But that’s just my perspective. I’m probably wrong but eh.

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Smooth styles 😂❤️

the raven cycle network week 2 challenge // otp

As they moved through the old barn, Adam felt Ronan’s eyes glance off him and away, his disinterest practiced but incomplete. Adam wondered if anyone else noticed.

The scent of Cabeswater, all trees after rain, drifted past Adam, and he realized that while he’d been looking at Ronan, Ronan had been looking at him.

I wanted to draw something summer-ish…. So here is Mikey, stripped of his gear as he hangs out at the lake near April’s Farmhouse, enjoying a Popsicle and wearing that Sunhat.

Naughty Boy just continues to be so shady every time he talks about Zayn.  He pauses a lot, thinks a lot, and it reminds me of how Harry chooses his words so that he’s telling the truth even if you don’t know it at the time.

He keeps saying things like “I understand everyone needs someone to blame” and “it will all blow over soon”, "Zayn’s his own man” and “no one can tell Zayn what to do, least of all me”.  

With my already biased perspective, it sounds to me like Naughty Boy finds his role as a the villain a bit ironic, knows that eventually (hopefully soon) people won’t be blaming him anymore because Zayn will be back, and that Zayn has been fighting his management tooth and nail over the things he can fight them on.

Also, saying Zayn is writing a “soulful” album and that “the less [Naughty Boy] says about it, the better” is a bit weird.  Soulful can apply to anything written using real emotions, so it’s not that Zayn is necessarily leaping eagerly into various types of genres and sound production.  Soulful is about the meaning, not the sound.  That’s a bit of a dodge from what the interviewer asked.  

The second line sounds to me like one of those times where the boys are using a coy line, but in the end it’s the truth.  Literally, there’s a big secret, so Naughty Boy can’t say more about Zayn writing because it’s not allowed and really not advisable.

Anyway, take this for tinhatting if you want, but my point is that once again, nothing Naughty Boy has said actually supports the idea of Zayn leaving and going solo.  Words are put in his mouth or implied by the context, but he seems to be playing Harry’s dodging game.  He actually seems to be hinting at a return.

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Game Aesthetics: Rochelle (Left 4 Dead 2)