i know other people this a lot and i’ve said it a lot. that i chose to stan the best band in the world. that i couldn’t have picked better people to be a fan of. that i am so proud to call myself a fan of theirs. that they’ve made me a better person. made me more accepting of myself and other people. taught me so much. brought so many wonderful things into my life…………..
and the thing is that if they weren’t such amazing people, i wouldn’t be here. i’d be a fan of their music, sure, but i wouldn’t care much about them other than that. i certainly wouldn’t be a part of this fandom. i wouldn’t read or write fic. i wouldn’t care about fan art. i wouldn’t care about or feel connected to other fans.
there are bands and musicians that i’ve been a massive fan of for more than 20 years, but that’s the extent of it. i love their music, i own all of their albums and i see them in concert, but idgaf about anything else.
one direction made me care about them as people. and by doing that, they’ve brought so many wonderful things into my life. including this amazing lgbtq+ community here that again, thanks to this band, i’m a part of.
anyway, i don’t normally make posts like this, but i just wanted to send a thank you out into the void to one direction. but especially to louis and harry. i never would have thought that a boy band could change my life, but they did.
can you believe there are people out there who speak MULTIPLE languages and then APOLOGIZE for not having perfect grammar in their third or fourth language?????? like do you know how incredible you are???
you know when you haven’t listened to a band that you used to love with all your heart years ago and you stumble upon some of their old songs and listen to them and you just remember all the small things, like tears rolling down your face when you first hear a song that soon becomes your favorite or staring at the night sky in the middle of the summer, while mouthing along the lyrics, it’s just small stuff like that that makes you think “wow, i really don’t know why i ever let this go”