wait what was the "Louis' ankles in the 5SOS video" thing?? I don't remember this at all!
Ahhhhhh okay yay I love talking about this. So if you don’t know, the band went on their 3 month hiatus (it started just after Christmas 2013 and went through to like the end of March or something like that [though they still did stuff like film perfume ads and the ghastly you and i video]) and during that time we kept getting smacked over the head with pap photos and fan pictures of Harry off by himself in LA (usually with Jeff).
Louis, meanwhile, was almost completely MIA but would pop up once every couple of weeks (usually in the UK and on Rovers-related business). His twitter, of course, was going full steam ahead with the whole ‘i’m in the uk of course i am oh look celebrity big brother’s on did i mention i love pizza hut’ message to placate the rest of the fandom (because obviously louis’ twitter has always been completely honest and never full of shameless promo but anyway).
It was during the time that the louis and harry are always separated and can never ever be on the same continent narrative was being pushed really hard and other than us making some educated guesses timeline-wise we didn’t really have any concrete proof as to when Louis was in LA and when he wasn’t.
They posted this video on keek of them in LA in mid-January (so when Harry was there too) and you could see Louis’ vans, ankle and jeans moving in the background as well as hear his voice if you listened really carefully (Louis’ gait is fairly distinctive too so everyone flipped out it was awesome). Here’s a post from @bulletproofhalo corroborating the date (January 16th was when we first noticed but the video itself was posted on January 12th 2014).
Again, Louis was MIA often enough then that it wasn’t difficult to picture him sneaking around LA on the dl quite frequently but this was one of the few times we were like BUSTED TOMLINSON.
I actually wonder, like, basically all the time why barista au became such a thing and pizza place aus did not? Like there’s just so much you can do with pizza madness (and especially if the place delivers) that I feel like fandom is missing out
(okay I suspect the answer is that a lot more ppl writing fanfiction have probably spent a measurable amount of time in a coffee place than a pizza place)
(like, in fairness, pizza delivery person is my career at this point in time and has been for a minute so I am BIASED but I also am well aware of my personal life experiences that fit well into fandom)
I’ve been delivering pizza off and on since I was 19 (I’m 32)
I’ve worked at several different joints, franchises of big corporate entities and somewhat more mom and pop joints
people return over and over to the job so that person you worked with three years ago but moved to Portland to find themselves suddenly showing back up in uniform is not even remotely shocking anymore
customers are just weirder. I know- customers can get pretty weird- but when you go to their actual homes where they are comfortable, they are much weirder in a sort of broader sense
(I’m not saying my weirdest is weirder than your weirdest, I’m just saying that people, in general, feel a lot more free to be weird at their house, if you get what I’m saying?)
(Like most people who are At Stores or Restaurants recognize that they are In Public and generally try to behave two notches less weird than usual)
at some point you just come to terms with the fact that sex acts have been, will be, (maybe) are currently occurring in the store
‘come to terms with’ may = performing sex acts in the store
some places have that One Guy Who Came With the Building, he’s creepy and nobody really likes him but he shows up and does his job and goes home so enh?
you will not be surprised if it turns out he is nefarious and has been up to no good
that One Guy Who Came With the Building is also probably That Guy Who Should Have Been Fired- there’s always one person who does outrageous things that should get them fired and for some reason they do not get fired
like eat the customers’ food instead of delivering it
or just, like, walk into a customer’s house?
shows up too stoned/drunk to cook anything and ended up sleeping it off somewhere in the store, probably on the rack where the driver bags live
(all REAL EXAMPLES of REAL EMPLOYEES who still have their fucking jobs)
sometimes the employees will team up and band together to drive the person out of the job
the person will immediately be replaced by a very similarly useless jackass
there are at least two people who show up 15-40 minutes late on the regular, they are forgiven their lax approach to the concept of time by generally being good at their job
I know someone who was fired and re-hired in literally the same sentence.
“If you feel that way, I’m going to have to let you go… actually, no, I really need coverage this week, can you work tomorrow?”
when you deliver pizza really late at night- I’m talking, like, 2-3 in the morning or later, you see some really weird shit
you know what i think would be really fucking cool, if julie had a one direction song playing during one of the skam scenes as a nod to all the one direction fans that came to the skam fandom lmao
• Fool’s Gold while Sana watches Yousef being his shiny self with the balloon squad and oh…. is that Noora?
• AM while the girls are laughing and telling goofy stories about their childhood in a roof at midnight, drinking wine, because they’re fancy (it doesn’t matter is the cheapest and for them everything taste like the same) and warm pizza.
• Home while evak makes dinner, Even is making the salad because “baby, we have to eat something healthy from time to time, i want to take care of you” and Isak the pasta. it’s nothing groundbreaking, it’s just them living their new life.
• Best Song Ever comes randomly on one of the boys playlist while they’re pregaming. at first everyone stop talking but nobody change the song and when Jonas start signing quietly “and we dance all night to the best song ever” it’s like the spell is broken. so seconds later everyone is screaming the lyrics, Magnus is trying to hit Zayn parts and failing miserably, Mahdi transformed the table in his own percussion and Isak thinks that maybe next time he will add Just Hold On to the pregame playlist, the boys will love it.
I am 100% tempted to get a huge coach bus, pick every single member of the wizzy fandom up at their houses and go to a con (If you’re over seas, it’s fine, i’ll drive across the ocean idc). We can rent out like an entire floor of the hotel, and cosplay our wizards and characters and eat pizza and chill and play wizzy during the late hours and take up an entire restaurant for dinner and just have a good time.
okay! so starting when this semester is over (because trying to do this before then would literally kill me) I am gonna start working out and eating better and I wanna have an accountability partner buddy thing that will do it with me! we can text and stuff every day and make sure the other is doing well and making good choices and be like “okay no put the pizza down” etc. My goal is to lose weight and get more in shape so someone with a similar goal would be nice.
Please, that story is super cute but totally fake. it plays right into what the fandom was talking about... like Louis being at the SNL rehearsals and all... 1st there is the pizza man, and now this story... it's too much a coincidence that falls correctly with what the fandom was talking to be true. I tend to believe more the stories that dont seem much yk? that dont sound like quotes well made. And normally from people outside the fandom. This one knew everything... nah, not true. Cute tho
Very cute! And yeah the thing to tip me off was “the other day” like…what a crazy happenstance. I am 1% sure it happened, I mean on anon you never truly know. Cute story, nevertheless.
Kyoukai no Kanata 2013, Nara
Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Did a few sporadic KyoKana location hunts on the Kitetsu-Nara line, including
the Heijou Daini Shopping Center
Yamato-Saidaiji Station (大和西大寺駅) and
Kashiharajingū-mae Station (橿原神宮前駅).
Part of me wish I had done
Heijou Daini neighbourhood sooner, since it feels like the old-school “shopping center” has seen livelier days. The hype of the anime has died down considerably, so the area is back to being peaceful and somewhat non-eventful. More noticeably, only the pizza store and a barber store were open that day. (I think the bento store has probably
shuttered). A revival of this sleepy neighbourhood feels unlikely - there’s a new mega shopping mall being built in the
vicinity just outside the main train station (Heijou Daini required a little hike further and some faith in Google maps to get there, so).
Neighbourhoods like these remind me of how much of an old soul I am, but move with the times we must, we must.
The Great Big Raven Cycle Prompt Meme Response Round-Up!
Mostly for my own edification and to make it easier for moving them to AO3, here is a collection of links to all The Raven Cycle prompts I filled for that meme. I’ve broken them up by pairing, starting with the rarest and then ending with All Of The Pynch.
Imagine being a consultant for Scotland Yard and meeting Sherlock and John when Lestrade puts the three of you together to work on a case, much to the dismay of Holmes, but after a while he starts to see how clever and wonderful you are.
——— Request for fandoms-pizza-wifi-ym13 ———
“I do believe you’re warming up to her,” John smirks as he flips his book closed upon your exit from the room, considering Sherlock hadn’t interrupted any of your suggestions in the last hour so far.
“Warming up?” Sherlock huffs, bristly still at having had Lestrade mettle in his investigative team with Watson, “My dear Watson, I assure you, I am just as frostily opposed to the idea of a third wheel as I was when starting this case.”
With a knowing look back down to his book, John hums, “Of course.”
So I’ve recently hit 1k and I’ve decided to make my first follow forever !!
I just want to say thank you all for following me,I am so happy to be a part of the phandom(even though there is often drama),I’ve met so many amazing people on here and couldn’t be more grateful ! Love y’all to bits
Where Connor can’t sleep because Jude won’t stop grinding his teeth
So I took on this little prompt by some fellow shippers in the fandom. I don’t think it’s exactly what was asked for but I hope it’s alright. :) I know the title lacks originality but say what lol
He couldn’t take it anymore.
He was spending the night at the Foster’s. Jude and he had
spent all night playing video games, gorging on pizza and well…..other activities.
It was now 1:00 am and Jude had long fallen asleep on Connor’s
shoulder while they had been watching a movie. He had gingerly put his arms
around Jude, lifting him gently and carrying him up the stairs (Connor was
pretty sure Jude was underweight). Everyone one else in the house was already
asleep,so after resting Jude on his bed, he had decided to turn in, trying to
get comfortable on Jesus’ bed.
That was an hour ago and he
could not take it anymore. He glanced over at Jude, sleeping peacefully,
taunting him. He was so tired. He returned his gaze to the ceiling that he had been burning a hole
through for the past hour. He felt
Suddenly the room went quiet. He froze, holding his breath,
praying that the torture had come to an end. The silence lasted for
approximately 1 minute before it began again. He let out a sigh of annoyance.
The grinding. For
the past hour Jude had been fucking
grinding his teeth and it was grinding on his nerves. He could not understand how he had never noticed this.
He had slept over so many times before and not once did he ever hear Jude
grinding his teeth before, sounding like a
machine that wouldn’t start. Did Jude even know that he did that at
night? That he sounded like that.
He had tried everything, he had tried ignoring the sound, he
had tried muffling it by putting a pillow over his ear, but the sound
penetrated all barriers. It was the most sinister, relentless thing he had ever heard. He finally sat up, picking
up his pillow. He loved Jude, he really did, but this was getting fucking
ridiculous. He could feel his eardrums slowly dying, begging him to put them
out of their misery.
He aimed at Jude’s head, hoping for a solid impact, but it
merely grazed Jude’s head, falling to the floor. You would think that for a
baseball player his aim would be considerably better. It was time for drastic
measures he thought. This could not continue.
He jumped off the bed, softly landing on the wooden floor
and made his way cautiously to Jude’s bed in the dark.
He stood over Jude, looking down at his boyfriend’s sleeping
figure (he probably looked so creepy he thought, Edward Cullen kind of creepy). He could see Jude’s jaw moving as he made the
hideous noise and he sighed, resting his hand on Jude’s forehead, gently
stroking back his hair.
With his hand still resting in Jude’s hair he whispered, “Jude,
hey Jude.” No response. He moved his hand from Jude’s hair to his shoulder,
shaking him, “Jude. Come on dude, wake up.”
Jude paused his grinding to make a disgruntled noise, his
face twisting almost adorably into one of annoyance as he shrugged of Connor’s
hand and turned away on his side.
Connor rolled his eyes, unconsciously stroking Jude’s arm as
he contemplated what to do next. The grinding began again. He had not wanted to
do this, but taking both of his hands, he firmly shoved Jude (maybe a little
too firmly) and the next thing he knew there was a loud thud and Jude was no
longer on his bed.
“What the…” said a voice from the floor. Connor slowly made his
way to the other side of the bed, and propped on his elbows was a very pissed
off looking Jude.
Well at least now he was awake.
“Hey,” Connor said shyly, giving Jude a small wave.
Jude returned it with narrowed eyes and a poisonous glare.
“How about you explain to me why I’m on the floor, because
unless this is one of those shitty paranormal activity movies, I’m pretty sure you’re
the one who shoved me off my bed.”
Connor slowly lowered himself to the floor in front of Jude,
running his hands through his hair, “Um, I couldn’t sleep.”
Jude waited for him to continue, “And…..” he prompted.
“You’ve been kind of
sounding like a dying animal for the past hour.”
He looked up at Jude, watching as his face changed from
annoyance to understanding. Jude groaned, laying back on the floor, “Oh. I was
grinding my teeth again was I?”
Connor nodded, resting Jude’s stretched out feet on his lap,
“Yeah. It’s been keeping me up all night.”
“I’m sorry,” Jude apologized, “it doesn’t happen every
“It’s fine.”Connor replied, yawning. “I mean it’s so weird,
but it’s fine.”
Jude sat back up again, “But you didn’t have to throw me off
my bed, asshole,” He punched Connor’s leg.
“You could have just thrown a pillow at me.”
“I did, but I missed.”
“Some baseball player you are.”
“Now you’re just being mean.”
“You could have shaken me awake Connor.”
“That didn’t’ work either.”
Jude scoffed, leaning back on his elbows. “ I have a feeling
you more than enjoyed watching me come into contact with the floor. Connor held
on to Jude’s ankles, leaning forward a little, chuckling, “It was pretty funny.”
“I could have broken something.”
He laughed, “But you did not. And that is what’s important.
Jude rolled his eyes and they sat in the dark, in a
comfortable silence for a few seconds, Connor looking quietly at Jude, his
head tilted and eyes closed.
“Jude,” he almost whispered.
Connor’s finger stroked the skin of Jude’s ankle, “I’m
Jude opened his eyes, a small smile on his face, “Yeah
whatever. It’s okay. It’s kind of my fault anyways, though you still did not
have to push me off.”
Connor was grinning now, looking at Jude playfully, “ I love
you,” he singsonged.
Jude smirked, “ You think you’re so cute don’t you? “ He
laughed, “I love you too.” As he said this
he leaned forward and ruffled Connor’s hair.
Connor was still grinning, “Kiss?”
There faces were now just a few inches apart and Jude looked
Connor dead in the eye contemplatively.
“Hmm. How about…no.” He got to a kneeling position in
front of Connor, looking down at him.
Connor frowned, pouting, “Oh c’mon. Don’t be a baby.”
“Oh so I was a granny and now I’m a baby? You’re treading on
thin ice Connor Stevens.”
Connor laughed, getting to his knees, now on the same level
as Jude, “At some point you are going to have to let that go.”
“Never,” Jude promised.
Connor brought his face closer, “Never?” he whispered.
Jude’s breath hitched, and Connor smiled triumphantly,
tilting his head, his hair brushing Jude’s forehead. He rested his hand on Jude’s
neck, stroking his jaw line.
“You are so unfair,” Jude accused in a husky voice as he
closed his eyes.
Connor leaned in and softly rested his lips on Jude’s,
catching Jude’s bottom lip between his. Jude’s body relaxed and he sighed into
the kiss, resting both hands around Connor’s neck.
Their lips moved slowly until Jude suddenly pulled away.
Connor frowned, his eyes focused on Jude’s lips, “What’s wrong?” he asked
distractedly, trying to lean back into Jude.
Jude skillfully avoided his advances, “I’m going to get you
back. You can’t just kiss me and think it’s over.”
Connor laughed taking Jude’s face in his hands and pulling
him back in, kissing the frown off of his face.
“I know. But how about you do that later?”
Jude shook his head, smiling against Connor’s lips.