not to sound repetitive but nothing makes me happier than seeing harry being so happy and confident in himself wearing bold colours and floral patterned expensive suits and doing his little flamboyant dance moves to his own songs on stage and feeling himself and wearing his own merch!!! he‘s out there living his best life and i‘m so proud!!!
Because no artist ever has ever done a midnight drop with NO
warning?….Oh right yeah lets just remove Drag Me Down because it
doesn’t fit all the top notch Music management, PR and marketing execs
we have in this fandom!
You cannot compare Louis Tomlinson surprise dropping a single right now as a solo artist with One Direction’s release of Drag Me Down.
Louis on his own does not have the same name recognition as 1D. He doesn’t have the name recognition Harry, Zayn, or even Niall, have.
His public profile has been focused on his ‘personal life’ rather than on his music and him as an artist. So much of his press uses headlines referring to his stunts rather than his music. Even when he has articles about his music, it’s rare not to get stunt mentions, while the opposite is not true; articles about his stunts frequently do not even mention his music.
And he’s been largely MIA since the abrupt end of the minimal promotion there was for his debut single. And tell me it wasn’t minimal and uninspired and full of undermining ‘mistakes’ when comparing it to Niall or Liam’s?
Just Like You got a few articles upon release and two very dismissive ones about the music video from Billboard and BBC before disappearing.
KEY 103 LIVE got one or two articles, one referred to him as ‘Freddie’s dad’, the other from the radio station itself didn’t even get the songs he performed at their own event right but included a whole paragraph about the kid, and the headline was about his fatherhood.
Explain to me why his website hasn’t been upgraded since it was created, and hasn’t been updated since the release of Back To You; why he gets papped with his beard but not leaving or arriving at the studio; why he doesn’t interact with any artists or music platforms; why he doesn’t attend industry events or participate in schemes that raise his profile; why he hasn’t been a sit down guest in any TV talk show on his own?
As of last week Louis wasn’t on any mediabase request form for US radio except one in Alabama.
All this does not favor a surprise drop. And even if Miss You does well upon release, as did JLY—which was a surprise drop, actually—it’s all down to the fandom, and his team doesn’t do anything to spread that and use that.
How is it that Niall and Liam both follow patterns of raising their
profile and exposing themselves to new audiences and showcasing
themselves as artists in and out of social media in preparation to the
release of their albums? But not Louis?
Also Louis announced that his next single Miss You would be out in about two weeks in an interview and at the concert. It wasn’t spread afterwards, but it was still technically announced. And if it drops this Friday, the date has actually been up on the Genius website, as well, so it’s not really a surprise drop.
How can you seriously compare that to One Direction, “the biggest boy band in the world” at the height of their fame, with a huge, active, engaged fan base, dropping Drag Me Down without warning while they were in the middle of their last tour? (And it’s not like 1D had spectacular promo, either, by the way.)
Didn't they already try to do something against net neutrality last year (or 2 years ago ) ? Are they going to try each year until they win?...
basically they’re hoping that each time less and less people will notice or care and eventually they’ll get away with it, which is why it’s so so important to keep noticing, keep caring, and keep preventing this amazing bullshit from ever happening :Tb
Yo, can we normalize being wrong about your experiences and being open about making mistakes in this community? Pretty much everyone has been Completely Sure Something Is A Thing and then later on realized…… that they were wrong about it, in some form or another.
Someone going all-out into exploring a potential identity to see how it feels before saying whether or not they think it’s likely (or even feeling like it’s likely and diving straight into acknowledging it as A Thing) is only ever a problem if people refuse to go back on their labels and admit they made a mistake.
It’s not that uncommon to confuse a kintype for a soulbond/headmate or a hearttype or vice versa or any combination of these. Personal narratives can affect perception of identity and can cause people to internalize or externalize things like this a lot.
I thought I was Sora for years. I told so many people that I was him, it wasn’t a secret or anything. Then I realized he was actually a soulbond and we had gotten mixed up with each other (and I had some huge misunderstandings of how this stuff worked for awhile due to my ex) and it was scary to finally say “hey, so I was actually wrong about this” because of the pervasiveness of feeling like you need to know 100% about yourself before you say anything, and if you realize otherwise you were “just making it up”.
Mistakes happen. They’re normal. Thinking you’re one thing when you’re actually another thing is completely normal. You’re not betraying anyone if you realize you made a mistake. What isn’t okay and normal is refusing to acknowledge the possibility that you could be wrong about who you are. It’s scary, I know, but it’s really important.
It’s a lot better to really look at yourself and be open to change and accepting responsibility than it is to desperately cling to labels and false identities that don’t suit you. This is’t a contest, otherkind/fictionkind/therian identities don’t grant you access to some “exclusive club”, and they’re definitely not somehow more real or legitimate or better than things like otherheartedness, plurality, etc. or just being human that relates heavily to “weird” experiences.
Being yourself, without trying to force yourself into an experience you don’t fit, is more important than the labels or titles you come across. Learning to express what you really feel without fancy buzzwords or fear of backlash due to an honest admission of realizing you thought you were something else.
If everyone’s so hung up on who uses what words to describe themselves and who fits what terminology, why not focus on experiences and existences instead? Let people make mistakes. Let people know it’s okay if they’ve grown and changed and used to think some pretty stupid things. I bet you most of us thought p-shifting was possible at some point. I know I did.
So let’s kill this culture of belittling people for being wrong about themselves and making newbie (or not-so-newbie) mistakes. We were all new to this at one point. We all had mishaps and confusion. So let’s remember that, and be honest and open about it, okay?
I just wanna start by saying that i really hate drama and I don’t like call out communities etc . But given the turn of the events , I had no other choice… I just want to open people’s eyes and make them see the real nature of some people. The Pennywise fandom is a wonderful fandom and doesn’t deserve all this drama ! So, hear me out.