first day was great

anonymous asked:

Hi sea! I just wanted to share a thought. Louis said that in the last year of 1d he felt the most confident and i guess i could see it, but when you watch videos or stuff from around TMH era, he seemed more confident to me? Or am i going crazy? look at how he was on stage around that time, his singing, his MOVEMENTS!!! i know his team is responsible for changing him and his mannerisms through the year but idk i feel like he was much more confident way before? what do you think?

Hi!

First, I hope you are having a great day. With Louis’s recent photos, my eyeballs are super happy. I am also feeling hopeful for his music.

I know there is contention in the fandom right now about this issue of confidence, which ultimately has to do with the presentation of Louis’s image. Is he a cool, collected leader/ mogul-in-training/ game player? Or is he a timid/ self-deprecating/ humble also-ran?

I think I would separate it into MUSICIANSHIP and MORALE.

Before Louis auditioned for TXF, he posted this:

https://youtu.be/zVjxRbN-JVs

His technique was confident, he sang on pitch, he had good breath support. We know that he could carry the chorus of many 1D songs during TMH and UAN, including WMYB.

Since then, there have been live performances where, for whatever reason, Louis’s technique has deteriorated. Then again, like the rest of the boys, Louis sang without good training and without the optimal care to his voice– in addition to injurious factors such as consecutive performances, the lack of good rest, poor habits (alcohol, smoking, late eating, etc.).

One Direction fans were so uniformly supportive that their feedback could not be used as reliable criticism. Therefore their feedback came from their handlers– management and label– who used their trust to manipulate their sense of self-worth.

When Louis was told to censor his mannerisms, around early 2013, something changed. Not only did this affect his interaction with his bandmates, it affected his sense of self on stage. His eyes became uncertain every time he averted his gaze. He was made to feel isolated. The isolation showed in his stage persona.

It seems to me that after this, Louis convinced himself that his talent was not in performance but in other aspects of pop music– songwriting, A&R work. The fact that he threw himself into songwriting, and confronted management about stylistic changes in the band’s sound and image (& got Savan fired), shows that his musicianship was as confident as ever. He changed focus from performance to A&R, but he felt stronger in his musical knowledge, and it showed in his songs. To go from writing “Story of My Life” to “What a Feeling” is a huge step. No one who is timid or meek would take a risk/ show an improvement like that.

I want to emphasize that Louis’s feelings did not have to do with self-loathing or shame. He is not a timid person. He is not afraid of confrontation. He does not bow down to intimidation. His actions and feelings were a response to an attempt to manage his image, and by doing so, taking away some of his power.

The portrayal of Louis as someone uncertain of himself, biding time until One Direction came back… well, it’s a pretty lame explanation for someone whose career seems to be stalled for no reason– at least reasons that can be printed.

You’re right. Louis started as a confident person– his stage presence was exuberant and fun. One print interview can’t remove hundreds of hours of tour videos. They can’t erase flamboyant Louis with one rewrite of history.

On the other hand, there’s no doubt in my mind that Project No Control and Project JHO helped boost his confidence– both because fans believed in him, and because these are songs in which performer-Louis could shine as brightly as songwriter-Louis.

I also think that this portrayal of Louis as an underdog helps to explain the excessively dumb stunts he continues to have to do. Lack of self-esteem explains why he’s stuck with a third-rate label, tolerates shitty management and PR, “because he couldn’t do any better.” It’s a tautological explanation from his people, excusing themselves for being so incredibly bad.

That was quite a long answer! Hope it was okay. Tomorrow… sportswear (but what was today?).

Jungkook: First love

Request: Hey 🙌 I hope you’re having a great day and if requests are open can make like a scenario of jk when he has a crush on the reader and she secretly likes him back so he tries to get close to her and then he find out she’s his childhood best friend … Ugh I know it’s long and I understand if you can’t do it anyway thanks a lot ❤❤

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To say that Jungkook liked you was an understatement. He would show up to school early to catch a glimpse of you walking to school, laughing cutely with your friends.

All his friends thought he was annoying, always talking about how cute you were. That you were just so beautiful, especially when the sunlight hit your eyes and took everybody’s breath away. How he felt like he had known you forever, as if you were always there in his life.

Jungkook tried getting your attention whenever he could. He’d always smile at you in the hallways and become extremely happy when he heard your friends giggle at you teasingly. He wished desperately that it meant you liked him too.

Despite that ounce of hope, he knew he didn’t stand a chance if he didn’t talk to you at least once. When Yoongi finally had enough of the “love sick bs” he finally convinced him to try to get close to you.

He progressed from a simple smile in your direction to a “Hi y/n” or “Goodmorning y/n”. It was always a good day when you smiled brightly and greeted him back, and it was an even greater day when he caught sight of the slight blush in your face.

Eventually, he decided to have a real conversation with you.

When school was over, he made sure to go directly to you. Carefully, making sure he didn’t startle you as you took your stuff out from your locker, he greeted you.

Your eyes shifted to him and he almost forgot to breathe.

“Hey Jungkook!” You grinned.

He loved hearing his name come out of your mouth. Jungkook. Jungkook. Jungkook.

You lifted an eyebrow as his obvious daydreaming and chuckled. It seemed that he didn’t remember you at all.

“Jungkook… I’ve been meaning to ask you this… but don’t you remember me?” You asked, closing your locker softly. You turned to face him, amused by his cute confused expression.

“Remember you…?”

“Yeah… Don’t you remember me? Y/N Y/L/N?”

“….”

At his obvious lack of memory, you sighed and laughed. If your full name wasn’t ringing a bell maybe some old habits would make him remember you.

“Don’t you remember? We used to run around your grandparents house, we would make mud pies together! You used to say I would be your future wife, as awkward it is to bring it up”

To say the least, Jungkook felt like an idiot. The reason why he liked Y/N and felt that he knew her for forever was because she was his first love and childhood best friend.

At the awed look on his face, you chuckled. Leaning forward, you placed a soft kiss on his cheek and almost like a gift from the gods, you said the best thing you could have said to him.

“You were my first love too”

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A/N: I’m really sorry if it seems awkward or too forced! But I really do hope you enjoyed it, love! Thank you so much for requesting! 💕

Broadway blogs most of the year: Aren’t all of these shows incredible?? 

Broadway blogs during Tony season: My favourite show is the best and my oath of fealty to it makes every other show either lacklustre or overexposed

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAM WINCHESTER! 🎈 (Born May 2, 1983)

Happy TDOV! I’m Luke (he/him) and I hope you’re all having a great day filled with happiness and pride, although I know life’s not always as kind as I’d wish to most of us, we’re still here and we’re visible. Whether you decide to post a selfie today or not, I’ll always be proud of you, stay safe♡

Ok so, the director of the Jojo anime, Naokatsu Tsuda, did a Q&A at anime boston and he had a lot of very cool things to talk about! I also got to ask him a question, get a photo with him, and shake his hand so that was pretty exciting.

It was interesting to hear that Araki had approached them when they started part 4 to ask them to add in the foreshadowing scenes with Kira, because when he was writing it he didn’t know who the main villain would be, and if he had known, this is how he would have wanted it to have been.

He said the color schemes for the characters were based off the medicos palettes because those are Araki approved, and that they wanted to add in those color changes because 1) no other anime does that and 2) he felt like everyone reading it had different visions of the colors and wanted to include that feeling it in.

His favorite openings were the first one and Great Days, and he talked about how usually directors don’t get a say in the openings but he got to choose the style of music and the feel for the openings. He also mentioned he couldn’t legally say which songs he wished he could have used for the endings but he had a lot.

Usually, animes come out before games, so the VA’s from the anime carry over to the game, however since All Star Battle was out before the anime, what they did was they allowed those VA’s re-audition for their rolls, however since game voices are recorded alone, and anime is recorded together in a group, they cast VA’s based on how well the teams meshed together, which was why some VA’s were chosen differently for the anime. They wanted to have a team that sounded good all together.

He also said the first opening included all the Jojos because he wanted to promise the fans that he would animate them all. He really wants to do all the parts, and said it really helps if we show the companies like Warner that we have an interested in them by doing things like writing in! So please let them know you want more Jojo!! He asked us all to please send comments in!

Anyway, my own question was which part he would be most excited to animate and he said part 8. And then facetiously asked how we all knew part 8 if it wasn’t officially translated which we all nervously laughed at. I mentioned I owned ultra jumps and that iggy keychain that came with one of them and he said he had that too.

Listen I love the X-Men movies and all but just a thought: maybe you wouldn’t have such a hard time trying to shove everyone’s character development and backstories into one ensemble film (and subsequently cutting important characters out of the majority of said film) if you gave someone other than fucking Wolverine a solo movie.

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With the Windenburg University Fan Pack, you can better prepare your Sims for their transition into adulthood. Immerse them in the college lifestyle and let the Campus become their classroom! Send those teens off to Get Educated!

EXPLORE THE VAST CAMPUS by @redhotchilisimblr

ID : DWould / CC Free / 64 x 64 / Library / 859K

  • Get set up in your new dorm room and meet your fellow students, maybe join a club or two! On the first floor of your dorm, you will find the common area where we keep recreational and gaming equipment that can be checked out from the hall desk, as well as a small kitchen for late night snacking.
  • Don’t forget to take note of the lecture halls inside the main building so you aren’t late on your first day. The Dean has a great view of the entire Campus from his office in the tower so make sure to be on your best behavior.
  • The library in the West wing of the main building boasts more than 3000 books to browse, 14 desktop computers, and a quiet space to spread out and do all that homework you’ve neglected!
  • The cafeteria in the East wing of the main building will keep you well fed. Keep an eye out for (hopefully) delicious experimental dishes from the Culinary Arts Kitchens upstairs.
  • Interested in the fine arts program? Take some time to explore your creativity in the Art District next door to the dorm. With it’s towering walls decorated with former student’s works of art, you’re sure to feel those creative juices flow and become inspired to create some of your own.
  • Across the Quad from your dorm is the Science District. Collect samples from the surrounding area to splice and grow in our gorgeous Greenhouse and terrace.
  • In your free time, ‘The White Lotus’ basement terrace is a gorgeous place to grab some caffiene and sweets. Later in the evening, The Green Leprechaun Bar will be your new stomping ground. Mingle with your fellow nightowls and blow off some steam! Shop at the official campus bookstore for all of your supply and swag needs.

Windenburg University Majors

  1. Science (Skills : Logic - Programming)
  2. Art (Skills : Painting - Handiness - Photography)
  3. Media / Communication (Skills : Charisma - Photography)
  4. Physical Education (Skills : Fitness - Wellness)
  5. Drama (Skills : Charisma - Comedy - Singing)
  6. Business (Skills : Logic - Charisma)
  7. Culinary (Skills : Gourmet - Baking)
  8. History (Skills : Writing - Logic)

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT SWAG  by @vivificus-zombiae

And also new buy mode recolors (with various swatches each) :

Includes*… :

  • 4 base game top recolors (5 swatches each)
  • 5 new hairstyles
  • Puff chair (19 swatches)
  • “Hipster” style 3-piece living room seating set : couch, loveseat, armchair (5 swatches)
  • Matching area rug (10 swatches)

(*) Base Game Compatible.

TS2 > TS4 CONVERSIONS by @zx-ta

Includes 25 objects from The Sims 2 : FreeTime and Teen Style Stuff

Also includes a walls set !

STORYTELLING POSE PACK by @haziesims

Includes 16 new poses (more not in the preview)

Note :

Every items have been successfully playtested. For MAC users, you might encounters stuttering issues if your computer is running on an old version or with minimal requirements. For newest versions or PC users, no issues have been found.

Because the University is set as a lbrary, kids can possibly show up. It doesn’t happens a lot, but it could be annoying for some users. To prevent this, chose the lot trait “teens hangout”. Also, if you’ve Get Together, create a group of students and set up the campus as their favorite location. With both combine, you’ve a slim chance to have kids showing up, and if they do, they’ll leave pretty soon.

> DOWNLOAD <

(Includes all the custom contents, the poses pack and the lot tray file)


We’re all so proud and happy to finally share our project. It was quite challenging but I think the wait finally worth it. Thanks for your support, your patience and ideas. Besides, I want to thanks all the person who’ve somehow participated on the project. No doubt I’ll do it again because it was such a great experience to share with amazing creators and you. Once again, happy simming and feel free to tag us or use the hashtag “windenburguniversity” if you’re using our creations !  -Red.

we’re growing together 💝