i really love niall

what she says: i’m fine.

what she means: niall james horan really defied all of the odds and went to harry’s show last night AND he did it lowkey. he didn’t attract too much attention, didn’t really take pictures, took a couple of friends but stayed by himself in a corner and he just watched, like he was truly only there for harry. it wasn’t the first time he saw him perform but it was the first time he watched harry from the outside, from the crowd, where nothing he was doing was really directed at him, and yet he still had that same fond smile on his face which he gave harry so many times over the years before. 

Others have probably articulated this better, but I just really fucking love how Niall is breaking every rule in the book about what boy band members are supposed to do when they go solo. He talks with pride about One Direction’s music, what they achieved together, and the doors it has opened for him as a solo artist. Instead of distancing himself from 1D, he is telling new fans that they should be giving 1D’s music a listen, and avidly supporting his 1D bandmates in their solo projects. Instead of reinventing himself with a brand new image, he has seamlessly transitioned to solo stardom by keeping the focus on his music. He is proving that boy band members don’t have to disavow their past, whether implicitly or explicitly, to be successful as solo artists. And he is achieving solo success despite, or perhaps because of, that. All power to him.

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I just want to talk about how very Niall this photo shoot is.

He’s not trying to be someone he’s not, he’s not trying to be something he isn’t, he isn’t trying to emulate anybody else, he’s just- Niall. 

He’s Niall Horan, and so is this photo shoot. From just lounging around casually with a guitar in his lap, to wearing casual clothing – that looks so fucking delicious on him, to getting up mid-interview to investigate where a random noise is coming from, to putting his crazy sock obsession on full display on the fucking cover of the magazine. His down-to-earthness is all over this, and that’s so incredibly endearing to me.

I love this man so fucking much.

The One Direction fandom- as of January 2017

Harries:

Niall Girls:

Louises:

Liam Girls:

Larries:

Antis:

Narries:

Ziams:

Haylor Gang:

Louelles (+Freddies):

The entire fandom in general:

I keep staring at this gif…

When Harry gestures with his hand, Louis moves his hand as well and they nearly collide. Did Louis…go to hold Harry’s hand and then abort at the last second and rub his arm instead? 

Something about the movement just looks stilted and weird, but it’s very fast so it’s hard to tell. Thoughts?

Submission: Niall is slacking off position as “Louis #1 fan”
(Can I say again that I really love Steve?)


Niall better be planning to go all out in the crowd at the LLS performance. He’s been slipping. He better at least have his JHO shirt on.

anonymous asked:

I really loved that interview of Niall with Zach. One of the highlights for me was when he said that he did not feel the need to compete or compare himself with anybody because all artist belong to one music world, and that they complete each other. sth in that sense. his interviews are so insightful, and easy going but sincere.

Niall is…………….so good. I adore him. He honestly seems like he has such a good head on his shoulders and I’ve always respected him, but my respect has grown significantly since the hiatus started tbh. I really love the answers he’s been giving in all of his interviews and he’s not saying anything that makes me think “omfg Niall please shut up” and I’ve been learning a lot about him as a musician that I didn’t know before and it’s just….really nice to see. He’s lovely and it’s been great to hear about his process for the album. Also, once again, I’m so grateful for the Zach Sang interviews. I hope both Liam and Louis do interviews with him too because he killed it with both Harry and Niall.