Hey! I was just reading your larrie story(? and I was wondering where do you stand in the whole RBB and SBB thing? Like, I'm guessin you think Larry was behind it, but why do you think they were doing it? and why do you think they stopped? Also, what's the thing about your tattoo? I'm curious! Btw you're gorgeous :)
Oi thanks!!! I mostly think Harry and Louis were behind those bears, yeah. For a number of reasons. I think they were doing it to collectively educate the fandom about closeting/queer history in the industry, and possibly to communicate the amount of coercion and stress they were under at the time in regards to their giant PR/BTS war (though I think the symbolic interpretations some fans ascribe to the bears is too ridiculous and detailed to be plausible…even if everything about this band is in some ways, too ridiculous to be plausible.)
Even as I type it out it, the intention behind the bears seems so wildly far fetched and insane, but somehow LESS far fetched and insane then believing some crew member had the time and budget to stage such elaborate tableaus just to queer bait the Larrie side of the fandom. Like yes, queer baiting happens, absolutely. But the BTS climate at the time, combined with the sheer EXPENSES the bears required (Rolex watches? Build a Bear accessories? SMART FUCKING PHONES???) makes me believe this wasn’t the case. Like that’s SUCH an expensive way to queer bait and draw larries in. The point of queer baiting is usually to keep the queer part of a fandom hanging on long enough to buy tickets/recored/whatever else, so ultimately, to MAKE MONEY OFF OF THEM. It seems counter intuitive for them to have spent so much money on queer baiting when they could have just as easily done so with something free for them…like letting Harry and Louis interact on SM, lmao. It’s too round about, it’s too obtuse. Especially for their notoriously bad media/PR/SM team.
I often tattoo myself when I have a new machine I want to try it out before I use it on a client. I have a bunch of throw away, weird tattoos as a result; this isn’t my weirdest one, not by a long shot. It’s silly and ridiculous but I also genuinely think those bears are important as a piece of fanlore, as a piece of FOLK LORE, honestly. I mean…the fact they happened at all, no matter who did it, is fucking incredible and bizarre and sort of encapsulates the madness of being a 1D fan and participating in this strange and wonderful fandom as a whole.
I love the Bears because REGARDLESS of those behind them, I they’re hilarious and subversive and astounding. I think it’s fucking amazing and fascinating that the fandom was educated so extensively on queer history through these bear tableaus. I love that I meet 18 year old queer kids who love Erasure (one of my favorite bands) because they found out about them through the bears. I love that young lgbt fans felt safe and cared for at 1D shows because of the Bears, that they know about KD Lang and Judy Garland and Divine because of those fucking bears. It’s wild and impressive that this fandom is aware of all this JUST because of those Rainbow teddybear tableaus. That’s insane! So yeah it’s a larrie tattoo, but it’s also a tribute to fan culture, to queer history, to subversive story telling. Those bears are absolutely wild, regardless of their origin.
Y/N took a
shaky breath as tears kept streaming down her cheeks. It was heart-breaking to
watch her like this.
her lower back in order to calm her down. She was still clinging onto me and I
just held her as tightly as I could.
Lucas.” She then muttered after her breathing had slowed down a little bit.
usually just pained me to hear that name. But now, now I also got furious. My
hands turned into fists at the thought of him being the cause of Y/N’s
get angry now, Dan. Your best friend doesn’t need that right now.’ I told
myself and could immediately feel myself relax as my eyes met Y/N’s sad ones.
he do?” I asked her softly and ran my fingers through her hair at the same
time. I was scared as I waited for her answer.
had this massive fight. Lots of yelling and ugly words.” She explained.
Y/N was the
strongest person I knew. She was a rebel and a fighter and seeing her like this,
so shattered and fragile, hurt.
oh so pretty and perfect boyfriend did this.
okay.” I whispered against her hair as I gently kissed the top of her head. It
was a friendly gesture something I would only do in times of need, times like
Lucas and I – “
both still standing in the middle of my drive way, right in front of her old,
red car. As soon as Y/N started that sentence her sobbing got heavier, but
before she could even finish it we were interrupted.
your mum wants you to come inside again.” Katrina was walking towards us.
in the middle of her tracks as her eyes met Y/N. They immediately turned cold.
Colder than what was normal for her.
busy here.” I told her, gesturing to my best friend who was cuddled against my
Katrina didn’t look very amused or
understanding. I told her that I won’t be able to go to prom with her because I
was already taking Y/N. Kat hadn’t liked her before that, they were way too
different to get along, so I bet she must hate her now.
go, Dan. Don’t feel obligated to stay with me. I think I can manage myself.”
Y/N whispered, looking up at me. She wasn’t paying any attention to Katrina.
absurd how incompatible her words and actions were. Her eyes were still filled
with tears and I could tell by her body language that she had no intention to
let go off me. She was trying to be strong and suffer through this all on her
right, Daniel. You should definitely not miss your parent’s wonderful summer
party or else it would be so rude.” Katrina snarled.
leaving you here alone, silly.” I told Y/N and lightly pinched her left cheek.
She was going to protest when I shut her up.
decision is final.”
you can’t take her inside. I mean, look at her.” Katrina interfered rudely.
It was true
that Y/N didn’t really fit in with all of our other guest with their expensive
dresses and Rolex watches. She was actually wearing a wrinkled t-shirt that she
had definitely slept in before, but still she was better looking than any
person at my mum’s party. She didn’t need money to feel good about herself and
she certainly had a better personality than all of those people.
“Oh, I am
not taking her inside. I really want to spare her from that.”
outraged. She gasped loudly and looked at me like I had just lost my mind.
are you-“ Y/N was about to ask as I took her hand in mine.
we’re leaving.” I told her and dragged her along with me, leaving a startled Katrina
behind in my drive way.
before I forget, tell my mum I couldn’t make it.” I shouted over my shoulder
mid walking with a smug grin on my face.
Y/N didn’t say anything she just walked next to me silently. We were still
holding hands and since she didn’t let go I didn’t either.
exactly where to go right now, there was a place that was perfect for times
like this. My old treehouse. Our garden was followed by a huge forest that I
used to play in when I was younger. Y/N and I had been there a lot in the past
but I was sure that she had forgotten that it existed by now.
Once we had
reached the forest, my best friend took the scenery in with wide eyes. The last
rays of sunlight danced on the lush green leaves. This place brought back a ton
of memories and she was so overwhelmed for a second that she forgot why we were
here. She forgot that her heart hurt and that she had just cried her eyes out.
We sat down
on a knocked over tree instead of climbing the old tree house and Y/N leaned
her head against my shoulder.
“He made me
feel so small.” She whispered vulnerably and played with my tie in order to
distract herself from her own words.
talking about her boyfriend Lucas again. I wanted to say something but she just
even remember how the fight started. Everything happened so fast and we just
yelled at each other. I’m not proud of the things I shouted at him, but he
really hurt me.” Her voice was flat while her eyes stared into the distance.
“I’m so sorry.”
I breathed and wrapped my arms tightly around her body, holding her close.
he said made me feel so unwanted, useless and ugly.” She admitted quietly.
I could believe
my ears. Was she for real?
almost shouted, the look on my face made her sit up straight in surprise.
say that again.” I pleaded and intensively stared at her. My heart was racing
in my chest.
She asked, confused by my reaction.
the most amazing person I know, I don’t want you to ever feel like that. You
are head strong and adventurous and you are sweet and kind and god you are so beautiful.”
Y/N was blushing like crazy.
gonna stop until you realize how flawless you are. Lucas is a complete prick
for saying otherwise. “
I broke up with him.”
Why didn’t I even consider that they might have broken up?
I knew Y/N,
she wouldn’t ever let anyone treat her like that. Still the thought that she
could be single sounded way too good and foreign to me.
up?” I asked her unbelievingly and swallowed hard.
hadn’t been that great between us for a while now and after the things he said
I knew that we didn’t have feelings for each other anymore.” She explained,
resting her head on my shoulder again.
happened I just…somehow, I just needed to see you, Dan.” She added so quietly
that I almost didn’t hear it.
that far away from my garden where the summer party was being held. We could hear
faint music and our guest that were lightly chatting with each other.
Some of my
mum’s beloved fairy lights, that she had wrapped around every tree, even shimmered
through the branches that shielded us from my garden.
you came.” I whispered while my heart was rapidly beating.
her head so she was facing me. Our eyes met and we were still so close to each
other that I could barely breath. I intensively looked at her and examined all
the details of her to me flawless face.
then carefully asked, my voice low.
She answered immediately.
“Can I kiss
of her lips twitched and curled up into a genuine smile for the first time today
as she slowly nodded.
Summary: Jungkook wanted to make it up to you. Hopefully, a little less-than-perfect date would do the trick.
[Updated] Word Count: 1322
Your hands fumbled against the keypad. Your fingers were trembling as you tried to aim for the buttons.
What was up Taehyung? The tone of his voice had scared you. You never heard him this hushed, this sad, this worried before in all the time that you had known him. What had happened to Jungkook for him to sound this way?
Was he sick? Was he hurt? Was he okay?
The electronic sound of the door opened chimed after you were finally able to input your passcode. You wanted to slam the door open and rush inside, but you were scared. You were terrified that something so bad had happened to Jungkook, that you weren’t sure if you were prepared to see the worst.
“Great, ten past twelve at Euston station. All I wanted when the train we were booked on left exactly one minute ago,” Eden looked at her companion, blame written all over her face.
“Shower,” he reminded her.
“Look,” Harry began to walk to find the ticket office. “We’ll ask to see if we can just exchange them for the next train and if not then we just pay up and live off beans on toast when we come back after New Year, not like we haven’t struggled before.”
Istg Brenda I hate how Jeon looks so good in every??? damned??? thing??? he wears??? Like wtf??? RUDE AF I HATE HIM SO MUCH
i experience a lot of pain everyday because of this problem i mean like…
when he tucks his shirt in 👏 when he wears denim jackets 👏 when he wears oversized sweaters 👏 when he wears ripped jeans with laced boots 👏 when he wears an expensive rolex on his wrist 👏 when he wears that oversized semi-transparent button up 👏 when he wears oversized tees 👏 when he wears turtlenecks 👏 when he wears long coats/jackets 👏 when he wears a uniform 👏 when he wears a bomber jacket 👏 when he wears stussy shirts 👏 when he wears beanies 👏 when he wears round glasses 👏 when he looks good in every single fucking colour 👏
moral of the story,,, i can go on for fucking forever )))): he’s not real i’m telling you,,, i’m waiting for god to come and take him back to where he belongs
Btw I know I keep talking about chanyeol and his arms and abs and shit but I really do love his little tummy and when he eats two big macs at 2am in his studio bc he can and his contagious smile and his fucking amazing talent to do practically everything and his love for his members and family and his tobennie and us exo-ls and when he laughs so hard he doesn’t know what to do with himself and collapses onto the floor in a fit of giggles and his cute ears and eyes and his ( ) legs and that fact that he wears the same outfit for months on end but always wears an expensive Rolex and that he bought himself and his sister a car and his rapping and his singing and his dancing and the fact that he’s allergic to fur but meows when he sees a cat and has to pet every animal he sees and how he always puts his all into everything he does whether that’s exo or his bowling club and how he’s become such an amazing and beautiful person that so many people admire and I’m crying wow