how to be a proper boyband*

ponkuno  asked:

Sorry if people already ask this but, How would the chocobros and nyx ulric cope with unexpectedly falling in love with someone (possibly someone close to them, like a childhood friend)? How would they cope with their sudden infatuation? and how would they try to express it/deny it? thanks~

Wow, this is a lot of request in one ask. I’m going to do my best with these, but because they’re reacting to like three things and I’m writing five characters, feel free to request an expansion on any of the things you asked about.

Noctis

  • Noctis would bide his time and wait, hoping that the feelings he has would eventually fade away
  • But he’d still find himself wanting to be close to you, and finding excuses to spend his time with you
  • By this point, he’d realize that he’s in too deep, and silently hope that you’ll say something to him before he has to say something to you
  • Because Noctis is Noctis, it doesn’t work out that way: Gladio teases him about how he’s always hanging around you, and the prince goes absolutely red in the face
  • He kind of wants to die, so he starts yelling at Gladiolus to shut up–which gets your attention
  • He’s still trying to deny it, yelling to drown out Gladio’s voice, but the damage is done: you heard Gladio saying how Noctis is “absolutely goo-goo in love with you”

Ignis

  • He’s pretty open about his feelings, so he’ll realize that he likes you pretty early on
  • However, he’s also highly logical, and he knows that dating you could harm your friendship
  • Unlike Noctis, though, he doesn’t change his behavior or try to deny it, but instead does his best to keep his feelings inside instead of projecting them in any way
  • In short, he wants to keep everything normal between the two of you
  • So he spends a long, long time weighing options and outcomes until he decides, one night, probably while cooking because that’s a great time to think, that he doesn’t want to go on suppressing his feelings
  • And he trusts that you and he won’t make things awkward should the potential relationship go awry
  • He’ll tell you privately, and without much romance or floweryness: “(Y/N), I’m quite attracted to you.”
  • And how you react is up to you. He’d offer to take you on a date if your response is positive, and simply apologize if it’s negative

Gladiolus

  • He’d probably tell you as soon as he realizes that he has feelings for you, but in the most Gladiolus way possible
  • As in, he’d flirt with you. Hardcore. There would be absolutely no questions about his intentions with you
  • However, it’s not so much sexual flirting as… Really cute stuff? “(Y/N), let Prompto take a picture of you because you look so nice in that lighting”, or “Hey, you did really well killing that graulet; I’m proud of you.”
  • He’ll also get touchier than usual: his arm around your shoulders in the Regalia, his knee bumping yours when you sit next to each other, a few stolen glances here or there…
  • You’d totally see it coming when he asks you to come check out a path through the forest with him
  • “Is this some kind of a date, Gladio?”
  • “You want it to be? Sure.”
  • He’d chuckle and play it off, but on the inside? He’s absolutely thrilled

Prompto

  • He’d realize that he has feelings for you really quickly, and he’ll think that it’s the end of the world
  • He’ll catch himself thinking about you or watching you fondly, feeling his heart swell with just how fond of you he is
  • And then he’ll blush and look away once he catches himself because no this is my friend I can’t do this to them
  • It takes an intervention to make him say something to you because, damn it Prompto they already know
  • Said intervention is mostly just Gladiolus ranting about Prompto neetdng to be honest with you and his own feelings, but it kind of rallies Prompto and gives him the confidence boost that he really needs
  • So he’ll go find you and tell you right then and there. Gladio was right that you know, so you’re not shocked when Prompto grabs your hand and tries to talk like he’s reciting love poetry, only to stumble over his words
  • “I mean, I, uh– I like you, a lot. Like romantically like you. And stuff.”

Nyx

  • Like Gladiolus, he’s going to come out with it pretty quickly after he understands his own feelings
  • Unlike Gladio, however, Nyx is going to be a little over the top with his romancing of you. You’re probably aware of his feelings because he’s great at dropping subtle hints and tactfully flirting
  • So you’ll probably say yes when he asks you to go outside the city one night to get a proper look at the stars. He knows a place, he says
  • You not only want to see the place, but you want to see the reason behind that playful look in his eyes that has you blushing
  • He’s older than the boyband, so he knows how dating works. He knows which of your buttons to push to make you like him, and he knows exactly when you start liking him back–and if you don’t
  • If you don’t feel the same way as he does, he’ll back off with no questions asked. He won’t feel betrayed, and won’t act any differently around you
  • But if you do feel the same way as him? Expect a very wild roller coaster ride of romance with this man, because he will never spare any trick he knows to sweep you off your feet
Check Please Drawing Problems By Character

Bitty: how do I communicate he has big eyes without looking ridiculous or entering uncanny valley territory? how do I make him look 20? why are his features so simple but so hard to draw??!?!!

Jack: *Bitty voice*: His eyes are too wolf eyes. resisting the urge to just reference Sidney Crosby. Boyband Bangs™ Dorito Chip Bod™

Shitty: To Draw Him In-Character is to Draw Him Naked but I Don’t Want to Be NSFW: a novel, by me. proper mustache volume. to flow or not to flow?

Lardo: too perfect, makes you feel inferior. how to fit her in frame with other characters given size difference?? which of her equally iconic hairstyles do I use???

Ransom: makes me cry because he’s not real. cheekbones physically painful to draw they’re so beautiful. hands so big and I’m maybe a little too into it??

Holster: glasses or no?? chicklet teeth??? everything is rectangular??????

Nursey: also too beautiful help. how floofy to make hair??? *references comic for the billionth time to remember which arm the tattoo is on* “does his face look young enough for me to add stubble without making him look forty?” his eyebrows take the square root of his eye

Dex: “Okay, but how about more freckles?” is it even possible for someone to blush like this?? just exactly how big are the ears?? always taller than I think he is. cryptid eyes

Chowder: crying because I always want to give my son the eyebrows he deserves. how much shark merchandise??

Parse: *draws him in a snapback just to avoid drawing his hair* (seriously I don’t know how to draw his hair help) “hm I wonder what color I should make his eyes this time” cute, upturned, freckled nose totally belying personality??? too easy to draw sad

Tater: lksdfksdflkj he’s so broad i’m so weak help. resisting the urge to just reference Evgeni Malkin. which side of his face to put the smile on. gold chain??

Farmer: how much gum? has almost too much eyebrow. needs to give some to chowder. not enough in-comic appearances to reference @ngozi get on that

George: wanting to add more muscle definition but not knowing how. how messy to make her bun?? she and farmer go to the same eyebrow place

Alicia: *just gives in and references Gillian Anderson* looks better in her fifties than I do at 20

Camilla and Bob: I’ve never drawn them. yes this is a problem

iKON reacting to you fan-girling other Boy bands :

Originally posted by mochiwon

- i picture fangirling over exo bcs they made me swerve lanes from time to time. kai oneshots keep me warm at night, okay?!! dont judge -

Hanbin:

Originally posted by endlessikon

  • “babe i promise i will be as big as them one day, just wait”
  • “what? is suho a better leader than me?!”
  • he will not think much of it, but he will guilt you into thinking that you prefer them over him
  • and he will be happy because you’ll choose him 
  • dont think he will be singing along with you bcs he seems to only be singing girl group songs
  • “jagiiii stopppp i will dance for you 24/7!! stop looking at kaii”
  • he will show clearly that he is jealous and he won’t act like he’s not
  • ok he’s gonna be too cute so u just want to stop watching exo and kiss him all over

Bobby:

Originally posted by ygboys-ot11

  • “babe, come on lets watch the exo next door”
  • you’ll watch funny videos of the members and bobby will be super supportive and be totally okay with everything you want to do
  • but you should never say that chanyeol’s a better rapper bcs he won’t have it 
  • he’ll literally be so grumpy and sulky towards you
  • but you wont say that to him bcs he is the best in your opinion
  • “whoa, that’s cool babe!”
  • “YOU WATCHED THE DANCE PRACTICE WITHOUT ME?!”
  • you’ll drag him into the fandom and in award shows he became such a fanboy bcs every night you serve him with new fanboy material

Jinhwan:

Originally posted by teambgasm

  • “jagii what are you doing?”
  • “i am still cuter than that”
  • he will not be happy that you like other groups
  • “just fangirl on junhoe like everyone does not other boybands please!!”
  • you will feel bad so you just focus on your romantic life
  • and that is enough for you because Jinhwan is so cute right

Junhoe: 

Originally posted by teambgasm

  • “you know he wears too much make up right”
  • “what is he even doing”
  • “what are you even doing”
  • sass so much sass 
  • he will not have you obsessing over another 
  • your attention has to be on him him him him 24/7
  • “what is this” 
  • “stop”
  • he just won’t have it no just no
  • end of story

Yunhyeong:

Originally posted by teambgasm

  • “what are you watching”
  • he will still be so cute and sweet
  • he will tell that you were so cute to be obsessed and freak out over boybands
  • he will try to watch it with you if you insist
  • “babe, can we please watch something else tonight”
  • he’s not gonna be bothered but you will feel bad so you turn your attention on his sweet face
  • “okay, i’m sorry”
  • “no you don’t have to say sorry, girls like you are the ones who makes me successful”
  • he will be the type that will brag about you in front of your bias on award shows
  • “my girlfriend showed me a few clips about you”

Donghyuk:

Originally posted by justmevip

  • he will think you’re cute af
  • he will stare at you and laugh at times
  • and you will become shy so you bury your head in his chest
  • “babe, are you like this with ikon performing too?”
  • he will be insecure if you look like you love them more than him
  • he will overthink stuff
  • so you have to show him just that much more affection so that he will stay happy
  • “i have to admit, kai’s dance moves are crazy babe”
  • “show me another clip of him dancing”
  • he will give a lot of compliments that are truthful and you love that about him

Chanwoo: 

Originally posted by bikonics

  • “yahh what exactly are you doing?”
  • “fine if you watch that i will play my games! find me if you’re interested in me again”
  • “well how can i compete with sehun as the evil maknae!?”
  • he will be sulky and cute 
  • but sometimes if he’s bored he will be interested to see what other boybands are up to 
  • and tell his hyungs about it 
  • “hyung we should try something like this”
  • “whoa, how can he do that”
  • overall he will be so cute and you will be the one who forces him to watch and fangirl with you
  • and on award shows he will say in his mind like “why does he look so prim and proper he usually looks so hysterical”
Seeing so many people talking about the band coming back/not coming back...

I want to share my thoughts and you make of them what you will. 

My opinion on this is that they are coming back, because I feel like they want to try and do it in a way that they can make their own thing, they can express themselves the way they want, but still keeping the “boyband style” alive. 

I think they’ve been forced to do so many things throughout the years, I think they haven’t had the proper opportunity to make their music the way they wanted to. I believe they put their hearts into everything they’ve created, that’s for sure, but we all know how their own team poorly handled and managed them. 

So, from what I can see, after spending the last five years in each other’s pockets and going through everything they went through, after being mismanaged and abused by their own team and their shit, now that they’re free, they’ll want to explore new things, new ways, new paths. Breathe some fresh air, be their own person.

I think Harry’s words about the band were very carefully choosen, and I for one liked what I read. He said they want to do it when they feel ready and when it feels natural for them to get back to the band. It’s clear that they need their band experience to be better when they decide to be together again. 

But just try to put things into perspective: think about everything they went through! They probably still get shivers just by thinking about Simon. I don’t doubt their love and devotion for the band, and I understand, agree and support their desire to pursue new stuff now as individuals.

They were all so young when they started, they were directed into what they had to do, and they actually had barely to no experience. They gathered it while the the years passed, of course, but I still think they haven’t had a proper opportunity to really do their thing. 

They now are gonna see the world, experiment new things, and I do think they’ll want to bring all of this back to the band. I think that they’ll want to, at least once, make something that stays true to their roots but has more of them to it. I think they will come back just to make it right and make something that they enjoy and can fully put their minds, souls and hearts to it. 

No overproductions and all the same songwriters. Not a narrative to push. They’re not gonna be teenagers still learning how to deal with fame and life, but young and mature mens with lots of feelings and views and different perspectives to share. 

I definitely think they’re taking much longer than everyone thought they would, and that’s alright. And I do believe they are in no position right now to say much more than what they’ve been saying. I don’t expect confirmations for a long time, or at least until everything is settled bts, which clearly isn’t right now. 

But I do believe they’ll want to come back and make it right. Without chains in their feets, without a bad team behind their backs, and with much more to add to their repertoire as people. 

Imagine a One Direction with more mature lyrics besides the usual boyband ballads? With a touch of various different things from four different personalities, who finally got to know themselves and their real inpirations as musicians? 

They barely had time to process everything they lived while still in the band, travelling all the time, rushing to go back to studio. Everything was rushed, time is money, and they needed to make it quick to sell. I don’t think they want this anymore. I think they’ll want to work on it, patiently and carefully.

I think they are coming back to, at least, make things right this time. I do believe so. 

I literally sit in the lowest step of the PR ring, but a couple of weeks ago a close friend asked me to take a look at what was going on in the One Direction fandom and give her an external, kind of professional opinion. Little I knew there wouldn’t be a way back from there.

I admit I had never heard of any rumor about Harry and Louis or any of the other shady gimmicks surrounding this band and it took me quite some time to come along the basic facts and catch up with the most effective elements. That said, I think it’s relevant to state that even without an in-depth knowledge of past occurrences, even without getting to know the single profiles of the 4 boys, a slightly competent observer could easily come to the conclusion that the whole pregnancy story is purposely orchestrated. And the entire affair is so interestingly made up that I couldn’t keep from looking up the reasons behind it. So here’s my view on the current situation (I apologize in advance for possibly getting something wrong, I had to register many data in a short time and I’m totally here to be corrected).

When Zayn announced he wanted to leave, One Direction had to finally come to terms with the rebranding. What was previously a step they probably wished to take, became then a necessity if they wanted to survive and move on successfully. Going on the way they had until then, with the same strategies, the same audience and the same line, would have had them doomed to fail, for sure. To rebrand means they needed to find a new target, a definitely older public to appeal to, to sell different images to, different songs, a public who was invested in them both as artists and people, absolutely far from the romantic interests they had been sold as for years. Nowadays few things would help a rebranding and call for the huge amount of positive publicity that would push it as a coming out. Luck wants that their team had not one, but two young, good looking, charming, gay men very likely wanting out and together. And, of course, the supporters of said two members are generally the more mature, aware and mindful expressions inside the fandom. The dangerous secret that threatened the band for years was now a strong source of safety and the attitude towards the supporters needed to be turned upside down. Larries are the exact kind of target they want to win over: generally not too young, looking for quality in music and shows, at all interested in a romantic view of the boys and completely loyal and dedicated. After gathering the common characteristics of the Larries, I was pretty sure if I went to compare the timeline of Zayn-deciding-to-and-then-getting-to-leave and the timeline of the-first-rise-of-the-larry-press I would have gotten some quite interesting infos. And that was it.

From what I extrapolated surfing Tumblr (sorry, I haven’t had the time to form my own idea about this topic, but it all seems to make sense), it’s commonly accorded that Zayn’s leaving was decided around the Steal My Girl release, October-November 2014. The first powerful statements from Harry come exactly on those days (Not that important, Don’t knock it ‘till you try it) during some wild interviews; then we have December, when, after years of complete separation, Harry and Louis start appearing close to each other in almost every possible occasion. Louis’ old love tweet to Harry experiences a fast increase (which I totally side-eye), becoming the 2nd most RT tweet ever, then reaching 1 million RTs. All of these receive massive and unprecedented press’ consideration that culminates the day Harry and Louis, after spending some time in the same city, publicly fly together and alone to Sidney. Some alluded sightings come often to light during the first leg of Otra and intensify in the English days of the firs little break and never stopped since then. A document about only 4 dressing rooms being requested for the boys as a general rule leaks. At the highest of it all, in the days between Zayn leaving the tour and the band’s official statement, Eleanor and Louis’ break up drops down and gets the very first high profile press trail. From what my friend told me and what I could gather around here, those last weeks before to the 2-month break were completely overwhelming, a feeling that something big was going to happen was everywhere, to the point where phone trees were actually a thing; many theories about an imminent coming out of Harry and Louis were circulating, speculations about Harry attending Louis’ match in England. The fandom, bent and disheartened by Zayn’ abandon literally sits on the edge, but it’s still, mostly, the Larry part of it.  And while Larry keeps finding his way through the headlines the whole time ‘till June, it slightly decreases and something happens that was totally unexpected. Louis’ image does endure a drastic twist, but it’s absolutely sudden and opposite to what had been suggested. The way he went for the general public from an almost Nobody (hidden, loved up boyfriend in fandom’s concept) to Shallow, Party Boy and Lady Man in barely three months is an actual evidence of a job well executed. Larry rumors don’t die and keep hope and expectations alive, hinting that this must definitely lead to a raise of Louis’ image due to a later outcome. In the meantime, while Harry is distanced from Louis and his bandmates, the solid building of his own new image increases. Pardon my immediacy, but he gets gayer and gayer by the day, perfectly according to the plans. It’s about the clothes he wears, the nail polish, the hair, the general attitude on and off stage, it’s about his always more vocal support of equal rights, among other causes close to his heart (the same boy whose “happy pride” was cut off the dvd has now shown his full support regarding lgbt issues both on social media and in person). More than anything it’s about the complete lack of stunts he’s undergoing. This is the longest Harry has had without being more or less seriously linked to any girl since the band’s first album and considering that more than half of the weight of One Direction promotion used to fall on his Casanova shoulders, this is pretty telling. And this is made unavoidably inevitable: he’s been completely estranged by any kind of women, he’s constantly, only surrounded by men whose possible involvement with him is highly, silently encouraged. The press and, more importantly, press supported by himself and his family, obviously catches on, and in less than a year you have a full overturning that feels absolutely natural to the fandom and the general public. Once again, a great job.

Now, what we have is Harry with one foot (and maybe more) out of the closet and Louis still very well hidden there. How does that lead us towards a joint coming out? It much likely doesn’t. I’m well aware that this is 2015, that the world is different, that people are more willingly to normally accept their gay idols, BUT this is a boy band. No boy band has ever let a member come out while at their top, doing that already is a revolutionary step. I am sorry if this sounds bad, one may think the world is ready, but for how much things got better, we’re not at a point where a boybander comes out without it becoming a scandal. This is going to be a first, a giant first, it tells a lot about them that they’re doing this, about the boys and about their team. Dealing with a sexual statement is always huge. I talk from personal experience. The client my agency works for has never hidden their true self, neither was it difficult to guess, although they didn’t decide to have a proper coming out until a couple of years ago. In theory it was smooth and fast, in reality we’ve never worked as hard as in the weeks prior to it. Their coming out didn’t even involve a famous significant other, their persona was never romantically sold to their audience, there were no lies that had to be justified or erased in their past, it was the easiest coming out you could imagine, yet I remember it tiring and stressful as hell. I can’t even fathom the preparation, the attention, the work they’ve been doing to come to this moment. They must have concluded that having two separate coming outs would ease it all for everyone involved and calculated that it’s even the most convenient choice in terms of publicity, hence money. It’s about double coup de théatres, double exclusives, double trails of every kind of media press, in a few words double attention for the band. Moreover, the second coming out will bring along the revelation of a long term relationship between the two members, which is going to cause an immense abundance of publicity. I know, from what I’ve been reading, that the idea of Harry and Louis not coming out together is not very popular, but I personally have no doubt that this is the case, basing on the facts I’ve gathered.

Come to this point, the necessary, logical step is to separate Harry and Louis’ patterns the best way possible. What can assure a solid and at the same time very talked about straight image? Nothing better than a baby scandal (a cheating scandal would have been the only other as much appealing mean, but you ‘d have needed at least two famous protagonists, either the lover or the official partner, which you definitely lack here). To discard respectable, loving Eleanor and to use unknown, pretty bad painted Briana was the most natural pick. The story not only gets dirtier and juicier, but also much more easily deniable in the future. I’m quite positive a miscarriage won’t be the way out of this, it’s getting too late for that (there’s a tacit agreement in showbiz that you don’t fake a miscarriage too far in a pregnancy), even if the exact number of weeks is not clear, it’s now considered past the first 3 months.

You make a total mess out of the story within the borders of minimal credibility. On the one hand you try your best to make it believable to the general audience and casual or gullible fans giving away as few infos as possible, citing indirect sources but using the most reputable media outlets, on the other one you leave enough holes here and there so that some attentive, involved supporters can easily spot the fakeness and even suspect it be on purpose. In my personal opinion they’re going to stretch it as long as they can without exceeding a point of no return. They could even, while definitely not enjoyable neither easily manageable, keep it on ‘till the actual birth (IF they programmed a real pregnancy, but this would probably imply too much pretence to work on even for such a well built stunt). If they made it any other way, they’d either get awful mockery from the outside (and all their work’d end up useless, then what the point on even start with it?) or finally push away any reasonable fan left, aka the Larries. To balance things in such a complex yet not too dispersive way is anything but simple. Their team is displaying an enviable and undeniable level of capability and this, together with the unprecedented support of higher profile magazines, radio stations, tv shows starting from last spring, absolutely suggests that the team in charge of this affair (and the general new handling of the band) is indeed not the same one as before. I don’t feel like expressing an opinion about it being or not being Azoff-related, because I did not have the time to research on this subject yet and my job is totally Europe related, with very few American connections, but I’d definitely venture to say that it is an US based team (One Direction as a band and as singular members’ barycenter 100% moved overseas). This new team is skilled, powerful and even if I genuinely believe they’re at least a little bit struggling because of the enormity of what they’re accomplishing, thy seem to be totally able to positively manage every aspect of what is being orchestrated. I do remember my friend introducing me to this whole situation asking to find some sense in the mess that One Direction’s team was making and I’ve come to the conclusion that nothing is furthest from the truth. This is made to look like a mess, but is perfectly organized step by step. They (team and boys) know what they’re doing and especially where they’ll land.

So, while you have the part of the fandom you need to preserve in total shock but at the same time conscious enough to smell the lies, that same part is going to stay until the very end, sure that a clear cut will happen and that all the hints purposely dropped will lead sooner or later to the only possible conclusion that is Harry and Louis revealing their love. You got them and their full attention; they’re sure in their beliefs but more than a little furious for feeling perpetually used and lied to and while the push and pull technique (that in my slang I’d call Double Face approach) is honestly shitty to fans, it’s very profitable in its complexity (Sorry for spending much time on this, but fans testing and fans reactions are exactly my field of competence!). At the high of this, which could very probably be album promotion, you have Harry come out on his own. I personally see it happening out of the blue, with no particular warning, but I might be projecting on this one. It’s going to be a giant BOOM but not a shock for the general public, not for the best part of the fandom, by now accustomed at least to the idea of Harry being not straight. Larries will indeed be a little shocked and vulnerable (?), frustrated (?), surely bewildered, but they once again are going to stay. They’ll still hope for Louis to join soon and more than anything they won’t leave Harry at this point. It will be anyway half a victory. So, at the end of the day, you gain a lot of positive publicity and practically no one leaving the fandom, it’s a win-win situation. I figure at this moment Louis would still be stuck in the mud of baby gate. It shall be dissolved a little while later, at worst after the baby (if there’s a baby) was born. Other possibilities could be Louis having the baby and living the rest of his life with it (wouldn’t be the first one to do so, but in this context it seems pretty unlikely) or baby gate being solved before Harry’s coming out (surely not at the same time, because they are both going to bring visibility on their own to the band in promotion time), but I personally find it less probable and not useful to their purpose.

When sharing my conclusions with my friend, she told me that I must have interpreted something wrong because she and the rest of the fandom just don’t get why Harry and Louis will want to come out separately. Of course I don’t think that’s what they want, but I’m sure they understood that’s the most convenient choice for them. From what I could have a glance at, Harry (and presumably the other boys, surely Louis) has worked for a very long time in order to ensure a better team for themselves, the Azoff connections have been going on for a couple of years (be the actual new team Azoff or someone close to and suggested by them), there’s then no way they don’t trust their new management or that the new management hasn’t guaranteed them their freedom as part of their deal. There’s no reason the new team wouldn’t act in their clients’ best interest, they’ve got a lot to prove on their part with the new assignment. That’s what they definitely switched management, to feel safe in the hands of someone they trust after years of mismanagement (and little contractual power). For how I see it, Louis’ coming out won’t be delayed for long, a few months, six at most? In the meantime they’ll already experience some positive changes in their lives, Harry may have to stand the press assigning him a few love interests, but he won’t have to actively do anything, will be free from that heavy womanizer image. Slowly, as soon as Louis is over the baby story, they’ll start to be seen together more, slipping more and more into a glass closet. It’s not going to get a lot, just think about their relationship right now: it was not that long ago that they were still referred to as barely able to stand each other’s presence and now it’s pretty accepted that they’re close friends again.

Based on what I could analyze in this short period of time my humble, professional opinion is that the current baby gate is clearly a stunt, the outcome is going to be a coming out (very likely two) and that, if nothing else, the band earned a quite competent management. The only person whose opinion I dared to ask is my boss, who’s still relatively young, but pretty experienced and the two things she was struck by were the obvious connection between Zayn’s  and Larry’s facts and Harry’s current situation. Her words about it, that I 100%  support, were: “Someone with such a past and nowadays  such a media stand is not gonna be breathing the closet air when New Year comes”. These are of course my two cents! I apologize again for the eventual imprecisions and I’m more than willing to discuss the whole topic and revise some aspects with the help of more accurate experts!


This was submitted to me. My main question is that if Harry were to come out the rumours surrounding Louis would basically out him as well. So it wouldn’t make a ton of sense to delay Louis’ coming out while everybody is sitting their “calling it.”  I don’t see either of them coming out without in turn outing the other at this point in time.

I also think that things can turn on a dime. So no, Louis couldn’t come out right now, but if they put 3 weeks of seeding into it, his image would be more ready than Harry’s. If they continue to prolong babygate I’ll think differently: but right now I think they can deny, get that off his plate, and stabilize back to the original seeding plan.

But I’m also not trained in PR, so your opinion is more valuable than mine in this circumstance!

Tbh running a larry blog has honed my essay writing skills, taught me how important proper argumentation is, increased my awareness of manipulation in the media, given me the motivation to get out of bed some mornings, helped me learn so much about different gender, racial, and sexual identities, and connected me with amazing people all over the world.

So when someone gets snippy asking me why a person my age is spending so much time talking about the relationship between two boybanders I can’t help but laugh, because it is so much more than that and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

anonymous asked:

imgur(.)com/a/BdMB5 smiling for the camera, then .. and i can already see people screaming over the boat pics but look at the the rest and who helped sophia out of it in the last ones .. lol

LMFAO! Thank you for the link, nonnie:)

Where should I start? Let’s see.

1) THEY MADE A WHOLE PHOTOSHOOT of Sophia and her shoes (don’t forget about Liam and Paddy lol). Of course it’s the best place to take pics of Liam Payne-the worldwide-known-boybander!

2) Sophia is a nice girl. She deserves the best. Her man MUST treat her like a princess. And there were attempts.

But then…

And Paddy even held her shoes and purse.

Careful, Liam! Everybody wanna steal your girl:))

Liam is a gentleman. I’m not joking. He knows how to treat the love of his life. Oh, and I’m not talking about Sophia.

3) Miserable hand holding.

Or no hand holding at all.

De ja vu. Does somebody know a proper teacher who can tell them how to do it properly?

4) Should we talk about obvious promo of H&M, Topshop, Zara and VB? (And also this). I think not.

They haven’t changed. Same old Sophiam. Liam thinks so too:)

I hope that after 3 days of “no homo promo”, Liam finally deserved quiet time with his family and his fave boy.

Harry shifted forward and placed his elbows on the table, resting his chin in his hands. “So, Millie, tell me what it’s like to be Millie Matthias, author of the most educational and entertaining children’s books in the world?”

Mimicking both his words and actions, I cocked my head to the side and asked, “So, Harry, tell me what it’s like to be Harry Styles, member of the biggest boyband in the world?” 

Instantly, Harry froze in his seat, looking as though a million thoughts were running through his mind as his Adam’s apple bobbed up and down. “How about we, uh – how about let’s not talk work, yeah?”

- Sweethearts (Paperweight revamp, coming soon)

Six Years

I was just a young woman who had scoffed and scorned at the idea of “another boyband.” For a good couple of years, I completely bought into the ridiculous idea that certain types of music have age limits. I was too old for One Direction. They were cute young boys whose music was being made for the masses of hysterical, young, teenage girls that created pandemonium in the cities they toured in. I was a proper adult ™, with a job, and a mortgage, I was getting married, I was starting a family. People with mortgages didn’t listen to One Direction unless they were old enough to have adolescent girls they were playing it for in the car, right?

I have told the story of how I wound up here a few times, but never the countless stories of the years leading up to that time, where I mocked the music and the fans who listened to it. “It’s just another boyband,” I would say flippantly, “they come and go so fast, there will be another band just like them soon enough to sell lips gloss and magazines with posters in them to young girls. They’re just a crazy fad.”

And now it’s the middle of the night in my little corner of the globe. My little E has just now fallen back to sleep in my arms, and I am scrolling my dash, looking through all of the amazing fan art and reading my friend’s posts about what six years of One Direction means to them. I had no idea when I looked up One Direction in the search function of this website so I could figure the name of each member in early December 2014 that I would become a tiny part of something so amazing, so incredible, so life-changing, all because of these young men and their gigantic, goofy, wonderful hearts. I couldn’t have predicted it because I was too busy listening to people who told me what I should and shouldn’t like “at my age.”

They will never know this, but One Direction changed my whole life. And you can think I’m being dramatic, but it’s true. I have learned to love what I love unashamedly because of them. I have learned to love myself a little more, I have learned about topics and had conversations with the most magnificent people around the world about things I could never have imagined I would learn. This marvelous group of four young men will never know how much they have impacted me, how they have changed my life for the better simply by being themselves and doing what they love.

So to Liam, Niall, Harry, Louis, (and Zayn), I just want to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done, and everything you continue to do. And thank you to you, if you’re reading this, for indulging the ramblings of a woman who never deserved to be a part of your ranks, but is still remarkably grateful for the opportunity anyway.

Happy six years my loves. Here’s to so many more.