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Harry's interview on Quotidien
  • I: Can you hear me?
  • H: Yes
  • I: Welcome to Paris!
  • H: Thank you
  • I: How are you? Can you answer in French?
  • H: Good! A little bit. A tiny bit. Très bien et toi ?(very good and you?)
  • I: Very good, thank you. We start our interviews with “can you give us your five favourites words in English or French. Or a French sentence”. Someone told me you knew a French sentence.
  • H: Comment vous faites un café si délicieux? (How do you make such a delicious coffee?)
  • I: OK, that’s good.
  • H: That’s all I have.
  • I: Do you say it very often?
  • H: No... Yes
  • I: What does France mean to you? Is it something, someone etc...?
  • H: Best people I’ve known... I think her, *shows a fan* I guess. Fabien Barthez.
  • I: Yes, Fabien Barthez. Harry, you’re 23 years old and you’re one of the best known pop-star in the world. Everybody has expectations with your new album and single Sign Of The Times. Why did you choose that song? This is not what people were expecting.
  • H: I think I wanted to.. I've always liked music that made me feel something. You know I think writing it I could feet something I wanted to bring it out. I think it's a good indicator for me of what the album is to me. That's why I wanted to go with that first.
  • I: Billboard wrote that the single was "one of the more ambitious opening statements in pop this decade". Not bad, isn't it?
  • H: Thanks!
  • I: Do you have friends working at Billboard?
  • H: I don't know anyone at Billboard.
  • I: When we listen to the song we think of David Bowie, Queen, who else did you think of?
  • H: I mean, I think everyone, anything, any song you've ever listened to growing up or throughout your life or you've enjoyed, inspired you. There are a lot of different things. I wanted to just write and see what came out. I didn't know what I sounded like to make an album. So this process was as interesting for me as I think it will be for people listening to the album for the first time.
  • I: Do you know French singers other than Serge Gainsbourg? That's a tricky question.
  • H: I know Woodkid. He directed my music video.
  • I: Why him?
  • H: I think his videos are amazing, he's a really talented guy and I love French people so I worked with him.
  • I: When you're in Spain, do you say that you love Spanish people?
  • H: No!
  • I: It seems like everything has been easy...
  • H: Great tie.
  • I: You think so? It's French.
  • H: It's not a Spanish tie, isn't it?
  • I: Can I see your loafer? Oh yes! What is the brand? That's not French, isn't it? It's Italian.
  • H: No.
  • I: That's from the European Union!
  • H: Probably yeah.
  • I: It seems like everything has been easy for you, is it true?
  • H: Was what simple?
  • I: Your life, everybody wants a life like yours, with One Direction...
  • H: I mean, I feel very lucky to be able to make music, I feel very lucky to be able to make this, I feel very lucky today being in France and performing my song. I love this song. I can't complain.
  • I: What were the unpleasant things?
  • H: *thinking*
  • I: I don't know, say only one thing.
  • H: I think when you care so much about something, it's hard to get to the point where you feel like it's finished and it feels like you're adding and it never ends and it adds up. So I think the hardest part was getting into that point and be like "ok that's finished."
  • I: You said to the Rolling Stone magazine that most of the album was inspired by a woman. Really?
  • H: No I think, honestly, the album is much more about me than it is about anyone else. I think if I said the album is about a woman it kind of feels like, I don't know, I put a lot of work into this. I don't feel like it revolves around woman. It's a lot about me and things I've never said before. It's more about me.
  • I: How did you start with a boy band and end with a solo career? Is it complicated?
  • H: It's been a lot of fun. You know we were very lucky to get to do some amazing things and at the moment in our lives, we're in a time where everyone is trying their own thing and have a good time. It's been amazing to see everyone doing their own thing as well. If I can do as well as the others, it'd be amazing.
  • I: Do you call them everyday or text them? Do you use What's app?
  • H: I don't have that.
  • I: Why?
  • H: Yes we talk, absolutely. And everyone is bringing stuff out. It's been a lot going on. It's been a good time.
  • I: This is the album cover! Can you describe it? Why did you choose this picture?
  • H: Yeah. So, I don't know. I worked with photographer Harley Weir, I'm a massive fan of her work. And that's amazing and I was lucky enough to work with her. I felt like this was what I wanted.
  • I: Why is it pink? Why the water? Why your back? Why? It's beautiful but why is it pink?
  • H: I don't know, man!
  • I: Really? You don't know?
  • H: I don't know. I don't think I want...
  • I: Apparently pink is Rock'n'roll's colour.
  • H: Apparently so. I don't know. I think it means something to me and if it means anything to anyone else, I wouldn't want to take away from that by explaining it. I think the cool thing about stuff like photos and art is you can just leave it. You don't have to explain it.
  • I: Everybody sees what they want to see.
  • H: Yes exactly.
  • I: Have you seen this?
  • *video of people reacting to Harry's single*
  • I: Your fans record themselves while listening to the song for the first time. You can hear relevant analysis and apparently they all really liked it. Do you read what people say about you on social media? On Youtube, Twitter, Instagram? Do you use Instagram?
  • H: Yes I use it a little bit.
  • *The public disagrees with Harry*
  • H: Yes I use it a little bit. I mean I wish everyone was having as good time as the girl who was like that with her hands. That's what I do when I listen to the song.
  • I: Are you the one using your Instagram? Do you use your own fingers or someone else does it for you?
  • H: Yes, I do mine.
  • I: Do you still vote in Redditch?
  • H: In?
  • I: Redditch!
  • H: That's where I was born?
  • I: Yes.
  • H: I don't live in Redditch.
  • I: So you don't vote there. Where did you vote?
  • H: London, yeah.
  • I: What do you think of the Brexit? Welcome to Europe!
  • H: Thank you very much, thanks. I mean, I don't really comment on politics. To me, anything that brings people together is better than things that pull people apart. That's ... yeah.
  • I: Yet, you are in favour of equality of rights, men, women, gay people, straight people... That's politics.
  • H: I don't know. It doesn't feel like politics. I think stuff like equality feels much more fundamental. I feel like everyone is equal. That doesn't feel like politics to me.
  • I: Your fans are fetishists. They know all of your tattoos, piece of jewellery, they have heart attacks when you cut your hair. Right now you're playing with their feelings. Do you know that?
  • H: Oh ok.
  • I: Yes! What is your favourite tattoo?
  • H: I think... I have a.. probably. I don't know, actually.
  • I: Which one is the latest?
  • H: The latest is this one there. *shows Arlo* And this one. *shows Jackson*
  • I: Jackson? All of them?
  • H: Yes.
  • I: What's the story behind your haircut? How much did you spend on hair products with One Direction?
  • H: Yeah, like a lot. I used a lot, yeah.
  • I: You're in Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's new movie.
  • H: Yes.
  • I: How did you do?
  • H: I auditioned.
  • I: Look at you there.
  • H: I am, that's me.
  • I: Yes.
  • H: I auditioned and it was great. It's going to be a really cool movie.
  • I: Harry, it feels like we know you since you're a baby. The whole world discovered you in 2010 on X Factor.
  • *video of Harry's X Factor audition*
  • I: You auditioned alone but Simon Cowell had an idea... he put you in a band with Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall. You became One Direction. You found the name One Direction and you sold millions of albums. One Direction are soon considered as the new Beattles and you filled the biggest stadiums. The whole world was talking about you. When you go out we prayed for your eardrums. You became UK's pride. David Cameron is in one of your music videos, your sang for the Queen. But in 2015... bang! Zayn left the band, fans couldn't get over it. But don't worry, their favourite is now on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, he's in Christopher Nolan's new movie, he's Mick Jagger on SNL... What you don't know is that we've met in 2012. You were in France to promote an album and now I have questions. First one! When you're in a car and fans are all around you, do you see that?
  • *video of fans around a car*
  • H: I think I've actually lost my shoe there. When I got in the car... I got in the car and I was like "how many shoes do I have?" Yes I lost my shoe.
  • I: I have another question! Do you still do that before going on stage?
  • *video of Harry and Lou*
  • I: Can we do it?
  • H: No.
  • *does it anyway*
  • I: What is the weirdest question someone asked you?
  • H: I think it was actually a French interview. I got asked if I would pee in a sink... Yeah.
  • I: Ok, that's weird!
  • H: It was the first question, the first question.
  • I: It puts you in the mood.
  • H: Yeah.
  • I: What is the question you never want to be asked ever again? Did I asked you that question?
  • *Harry asks the public*
  • H: Which one? Oh crush.
  • I: What?
  • H: Crush.
  • I: Oh ok. I didn't ask it! Did you know that a French author wrote a novel about you. It's called "Styles", it's about his obsession with you. It's in French. You can translate it.
  • H: Oh! Is that true?
  • I: Yes it's true. He dedicated to you. It's called "Styles" and it's a really good book. Read it!
  • H: Thank you.
  • I: Thank you very much Harry Styles for coming tonight. His first eponymous album comes out on the 12th May. Thank you Harry Styles.
  • H: Thank you.
  • I: Have a safe journey home.

anonymous asked:

I don't know if anyone has asked this yet, but how would the members of the RFA [+ V and Saeran?] react to the male!MC trying to off himself or, at the very least, purposely inflicting pain on himself? Apologizes if this is way too sensitive to be talked about on here; I've just been daydreaming a bit and was curious about how you'd interpret their reactions.

Hey anon! By “off himself” I’m assuming you mean suicide? This is, of course, a very sensitive topic. I have an urge to make it though, I have a feeling it will be comforting to a lot of people since it shows how much the RFA cares about you (the MC!). I hope you enjoy. This will include suicide themes. Please refrain from reading if it is uncomfortable for you. If you or someone else needs help, please call this number:  1-800-273-8255 . Thank you!


Yoosung:
♥ He would be coming home one day from school, ready for your happy greeting and your cuddles, but he comes home to something different.
♥ When you’re not there at the door to kiss him hello, he gets concerned, but he knows you must be here. Maybe it’s a game of hide and seek? He smiles and starts to look for you.
♥ “Honey? Where are you? I’ll be sure to find you!”
♥ When he hears your muffled sobs as he approaches the closed bathroom door, his heart drops. He tries to open the door but to no avail, it’s locked. He starts to cry and smash on the door. He’s screaming at you to open the door.
♥ “Open the door, my love! What’s wrong?!”
♥ When you finally unlock the door, Yoosung bursts in. He nearly vomits when he sees a half empty bottle of pills in your hand. He is sobbing and runs to grab you. He looks in your eyes to see that they’re still vibrant and clear. You’re still here.
♥ He holds you and tells you he loves you, that you’re his blessing, and that you’re the reason why he strives to get through college. He can’t breathe when he calls the hospital. His throat is burning from all the screaming.
♥ During your recovery in the hospital, Yoosung visits every single day and brings you a teddy bear and flower. He’s constantly expressing his appreciation for you from now on. He cannot lose you.

Zen:
♦ Zen would get home from practice earlier than usual one day and he’s so excited about it! He gets to gain your affection and compliments one hour earlier than usual!!
♦ He runs indoors and calls for you in a sing-song voice. He looks around for you and when he can’t find you anywhere, he gets a little spooked. Where are you?
♦ “Chagiyaaaa~ Where are you?”
♦ Then, he finally hears some sound to indicate that you’re here. The bath water is running. Why are you taking a bath this early in the day? Maybe you want him to join you? ;)
♦ He opens the bathroom door which is unlocked to his surprise. His cheeky smile soon turns to a face of sheer terror as he sees the bathwater run red.
“Zen?! You’re here much earlier than I thought you’d be, what are you doing here?!”
  “I came home early. What are you doing to yourself?”

♦ Small incisions are spread across your arms that are oozing red fluid. Zen grabs your arms and washes the blood off. He grabs the razor in your hand and flushes it down the toilet. He doesn’t care how much you’re screaming for him to not discard the razor, he does it anyway cause he cares for you that much.
♦ After he bandages your wounds, he calls for a therapist/doctor to help you furthermore. During your recovery, Zen kisses each and every scar on your body. He loves you so much and he tells you that every single day.

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anonymous asked:

I wish I lived in an Alternate Universe where Book 4 (and 5?) of AtLA had never been cancelled for that stupid movie. I feel this was the bad decision that lead to an avalanche of bad decisions (the comics, for example). I've never seen a franchise get messed up so badly, and this is coming from someone who saw season 4 of 'Arrow'. (Oh yeah, I went there) It's a sad thing when a good show gets ruined by poor decisions. I don't want Book 4 of AtLA now because Korra ruined the original plans. :(

I feel exactly the same as you! I want to go to that Alternate Universe! It’s not fair! It was definitely the stupid movie that started it all. It shows how out of touch Bryke really were to think that utter flop of a movie would have been more financially successful than more episodes of the TV series. I also completely agree with you; I have never seen a franchise get so screwed up and downgraded in quality like Avatar.

Bryke seemed like they disagreed with Ehasz quite a lot regarding the future direction of the series. So much so that they didn’t even want to finish all 4 seasons of the show under his writing leadership and so they went with the movie(s) instead. Then they later created a new Avatar series to do things their way…with love triangles! Thus The Legend of Korra was born! The bad writing of the first two Books of TLoK caused the ratings to plummet, and it was eventually taken off cable and made only available to watch online! Writers from ATLA, like Joshua Hamilton and Tim Hedrick, had to be called back in to help salvage TLoK, which is why Books 3 and 4 (well…the first half anyway…) have better writing, but the ratings never did recover. They only went down.

If you go back and look at some of ATLA’s best episodes, like The Storm, or Zuko Alone, or The Awakening, all done by Ehasz or his wife, and then you go and read the comics and compare the two…ugh. It’s just so heartbreaking and painful what Bryke have chosen to do with the franchise. There is just no bridging the vast chasm in writing quality. You get such a touching glimpse into both Aang and Zuko’s painful backgrounds in those episodes. My younger sister was a very casual Avatar fan and has not seen the show since it ended back in 2008. But when she saw me blogging about Avatar, she mentioned how awesome of an episode The Storm was.

If Bryke spearheaded Avatar Books 4 and 5, they would resemble the comics. I wouldn’t want it, either. The comics are so bad, and so different than the show that it is laughable. The art may be nice, but the characterization…yuck. Katara acts like she’s been brainwashed by the Dai Li and she is literally obsessed with Aang. TV show Katara would be grossed out.  And in the TV series, Aang (mostly) acted like a regular kid. In the comics, he acts more like a weird adult man in a child’s body. He’s constantly making out with Katara and it just feels so weird and inappropriate. They act like an old married couple, yet Katara still babies him. It’s just creepy. It’s nothing like the show. Aang started off as a very endearing character in the cartoon and Bryke have really made him very unappealing. These are just NOT the same characters.

Something I just found out recently is that Bryke made a parody video at Comicon 2008 called “Avatar Book 4: Air Forbidden Love” mocking the idea of a Book 4, a Zuko and Katara romance, making fun of the fans for wanting that to happen and using their fanart to make it seem like the fans of that pairing only care about the characters making out…then saying that we “never should have doubted the will of Mike and Bryan”. Um…okay. Apparently the creators were more immature with the shipping stuff than most of the fans were…They said the video was just a joke, but you can clearly tell that there was an insulting tone there.

And it’s crazy that we now know that those ideas they were mocking actually WERE the original plans for the story…LOL. Among other awesome ideas. Maybe Bryke were bitter that people liked Ehasz’ plans better than their version of the ending? It does kill me that they actually had the Air logo for the title screen made back in 2008 and instead of the real Book 4, they used it for…that. >:(

Every time I hear Iroh sing that song during his music night now, it makes me sad about all the scrapped ideas for Book 4: Air.

“Winter, spring, summer and fall. Winter, spring, summer and fall. Four seasons, Four loves. Four seasons, For love.” ♪     :-(

The Signs as People I've Come To Know
  • Note that everyone described was born under the sign they are listed next to.
  • Aries: He doesn't really know fear, but when he does it's intense fear. More than anything, he is a daredevil, going from place to place and from person to person quickly and dangerously. He tells jokes until they're soiled and sour and you just wanna tell him to shut up, but you know you aren't going to because his stupid jokes that often make no sense and aren't even funny are all a part of what makes him who he is, so you can't help but laugh, and at the end of the day that's a person you find yourself always coming back for. A person you just genuinely want to be around for a long time. He can be air headed, but he protects ferociously and is endearingly kind to strangers. Inside, he never quite lost his childlike nature, something I hope he can one day embrace. I also hope he can one day understand, he is not his mistakes.
  • Taurus: She has a lot to say that she keeps inside, but whenever she does speak it is always soulful and insightful beyond description. It's so easy for her to get lost in her own mind, and though she doesn't care to admit it, it happens a lot that she shuts down and isolates herself. But everything is honestly better when she's around. Sometimes it's hard to convince her of that, but she has an inner and outer beauty that glows on everyone she meets. She doesn't realize other people take notice of her radiance. When she retreats, it's not uncommon for her to be quiet and not really know how to explain why she's feeling the way she is, and yet she approaches things with such an extreme level of insight and consideration. She makes everyone around her proud. Introverted as she may be, she pampers all her friends, even when they may not deserve it, and she's more brave and outspoken than I think she understands. She is one of the people who genuinely makes me happy.
  • Gemini: She is curious about almost anything and everything, and invests fully into things that interest her. It's actually beyond pleasant to watch her work out a task she loves working on, or talk about anything she loves in general, because her eyes light up and she has this smile on her face and you can just tell in that moment she loves being heard and she loves sharing what she's come to find wonderful with someone. I wouldn't call her quiet, at times she is, but I would first use the adjective "thoughtful" to describe her, as her mind is constantly generating new ideas. She processes and remembers information quickly and speaks about her feelings almost fluently. More than anything, I hope she knows I am always there for her. I hope she knows how much people love her. She is so kind, and a delight to be around.
  • Cancer: She has been through a lot. She used to walk through life with a heavy heart, but she is trying to learn how to remove the crutches and take everything as it comes. Very driven by her emotions, she experiences drastically different periods of highs and lows, but never lets anyone go to bed without knowing how much she loves them and cares about them. She has certainly been done wrong by the world, and this has led her to experience frequent trust issues and to on occasion become suspicious about other people's motives. However, this doesn't stop her from giving her all to those she loves, even if at times they may not completely deserve her help or her advice. She often settles for less than what she deserves, but I hope that she can eventually come to understand she need not settle and need not cater to people who do her wrong. She should look out for herself too, it's something she owes herself.
  • Leo: Though I haven't known her for very long, it's clear how influential she is and how in tune she is to other people's feelings. She seems very open to the world around her, and has no problem expressing herself without fear of what other people may think. She always does her makeup almost flawlessly, and you can tell she dresses for herself and no one else, and only worries about impressing one person, her. She is extremely loyal to those she cares about, and often talks about them as if they are wonders of the world. Even if you haven't spoken to her before, you will want to, because she gives off extremely positive and warm vibes, and publicly stands for everything and everyone she happens to believe in. She has a big personality, but a beautiful one at that, she is a true individual, and is one of the only other Leo's I've come to know, as well as one I hope to know better soon.
  • Virgo: She is wise beyond her years. She often works harder than most adults I've seen, although she is young in age. She always wants to make sure she has a say, but it's just as important to her that other people do, too. Other people don't always treat her as nicely as she deserves to be treated, and it's because they think they don't understand her, but in reality, they wish they had the heart and bravery that she does. She has accomplished and been through so much in such a short period of time, and she never let it taint all the love in her heart. She can be a bit anxious and scared, waking up at night after a nightmare or worrying she has not done her best, but she always gives her all, and I strongly believe there is nothing she cannot surmount or accomplish. Always willing, always eager to help. I wish I had her strength. I wish I had the beauty of her soul. I hope she someday sees how magnificent she is.
  • Libra: He is a character, he has always been a character dating back from the first day that we met. Everything he does and everything he says is with good intent and magnifies his already vibrant personality. Overall, he is a people's person, friends with everyone who is kind and attentive toward him. And he plans to keep it that way. He always tries to see the best in everyone. Although sometimes he cannot continue this and experiences outbursts of anger, they are usually temporary and he can move on from situations quickly. He is a marvelous friend. Creative, funny, often indirect, but always there in some form. Half the things that Come out of his mouth are jokes, but when he speaks and he's being serious, all you can hear is his heart speaking too. He's great to have around.
  • Scorpio: He says that he has a twisted mind, but really he's just into a lot of horror movies and has extreme reactions to otherwise small situations. I couldn't see him harming a fly, unless the fly went and did something to really piss him off. He can be a little self centered, but he is also self sufficient and just wants to make sure he himself is okay. When he starts something, it'll get done before he moves onto the next thing, and he's not really one to leave anyone with unanswered questions as he's pretty intense and direct. He's great to talk to because no silence is ever awkward, some of those silences are necessary and he knows it. He won't let things stay quiet for too long, either. One of my favorite things about him is once you've been a part of his life, he'll never forget about you. Even if you're miles and miles away.
  • Sagittarius: He gets extremely excited about small things, like going on a trip or hanging out with his friends and playing video games. He knows no part of life is insignificant, and that everything we go through either means something or leads to something else, but he also knows when to let go and stop worrying about things that are out of his control. Overall, he loves to have fun. He loves to laugh with his friends and share what makes him happy. When people disagree with him, he can become rather snippy, and might even resort to telling them they are flat out "wrong." He doesn't realize he's being rude, but often it just doesn't come out the way he would like because he speaks exceedingly freely. That's what he is, a free spirit. He makes decisions for himself and is not afraid of his opinions. He will share them willingly with anyone who asks and takes great pride in being who he is and leading the adventure called his life.
  • Capricorn: She is aware of who she is, what her limits are, and what her intentions are as well. Though sometimes she surprises others by acting the way one wouldn't have expected, she is consistently trying to take responsibility for things she know she's done wrong and does not like it when people refuse to acknowledge it when she has been acting like a fool. She holds herself accountable for many things, even when they are not exactly her fault, and she refuses to be kept in the dark for too long. When people don't like her, she wants an explanation, because she always tries to do her best and be the best version of herself she can become. It hurts her to consider that she is not doing well with that. She wants stability and security, she wants to be able to feel safe in situations, and that's all a part of what she fights for. Overall, life is a fight she does not want to lose. And one she will not allow herself to.
  • Aquarius: She is one of the most artistic people I've had the privilege of meeting, and decorates everywhere she goes and everything she creates with her glowingly positive vibes. She cares deeply about her friends, and however quiet she has a brilliant way of words, and is a phenomenal person to have a late night (or any time of day really) conversation with. She understands life on a deep level that not a lot of people do. Although she may not always feel comfortable completely showing her emotions, she is not afraid to be in touch with them and always knows how to nicely phrase them. I'm grateful that when I ask her what's wrong, she doesn't lie to me and she trusts me enough to talk to me about it. I know it's not always the type of thing that's easy for her. She is artistically talented in every aspect, and aims to perfect her performance in all she does. But honestly, the way she adds her own flair to all she accomplishes and makes it so original is an amazing thing to witness in itself.
  • Pisces: He doesn't understand the impact he can have on others. It is not uncommon for him to get so lost in his thoughts he forgets about the rest of the world, but he seemingly always finds his way back. Whenever he drifts, he will usually talk about it at one point or another, and he always has all these philosophical things to say that never cease to amaze me. His speech is always sweet and fluid, and he always sees things, both their interior and their exterior. Even though sometimes he asks silly questions, he's highly perceptive and caring. He loves having a good time, but he loves talking about life and all it entails as well, and he knows that both those things can overlap. He's one of the greatest friends I think I will ever know, and he always tries to be, even if at times he can't. I wish he came out everyday.
Possible scenarios for season 4: Possible episode opening scene
  • *the camera goes through the views of London in a quiet, calm evening. In reaches a side alley, goes through the wall of a building entering the flat in 221B, in which things are clearly not calm. We go through the kitchen, smoked and scorched, and reach the living room, where we meet a pissed off John Watson and an impatient Sherlock holding a fire extinguisher, standing in front of a crying baby in a trolley*
  • John: Jesus! Sherlock! *picks up the baby and embraces her* what the hell?! you said you had a "problem"!!!
  • Sherlock: I did.
  • John: you should have given a wider explanation!
  • Sherlock: what else did you want me to explain?
  • John: maybe, I don't know, "the bloody flat is on fire!!"
  • Sherlock: That wasn't the problem. The problem was that your baby wouldn't stop crying.
  • John: right, why would a baby cry when there's a bloody fire?!
  • Sherlock: I honestly wouldn't know. I put the fire off a while ago, yet she's still crying.
  • John: of course she is, she's traumatized!
  • Sherlock: traumatized? Of what? She wasn't anywhere near the fire!
  • John: THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY FIRE!!
  • *The baby starts crying harder*
  • John: oh no... Sshhh.. *anxiously moving from side to side, trying to calm her. Her cry weakens*
  • John: how did this even happen?
  • Sherlock: it was just a little experiment going slightly unexpected.
  • John: unex - you can't have experiments when the baby's here!
  • Sherlock: what?! Why not?!
  • John: because you have to give her your full attention, she's far more important then your stupid experiments!
  • Sherlock: my experiments could lead to significant science breakthroughs, while your baby can barely chew her own food, so part me if I -
  • John: *fiercely* Sherlock, you just put my daughter's life in serious danger. Do you even care?
  • Sherlock: *nervously* she wasn't in any danger, I had everything under control!!
  • *the baby starts crying again*
  • *from the sided alley of the building, the shouting from 221b is vaguely heard. Someone is standing there, only seen from over their shoulder, wearing a coat's hood covering the back of their head, listening*
  • *back in the apartment*
  • Sherlock: *cranky* don't you know how to stop this? I've tried everything.
  • John: have you tried holding her?
  • Sherlock: have I tried - what?
  • John: holding her. In your arms.
  • Sherlock: why would she need me doing that?
  • John: because she's a baby, she needs warmth.
  • Sherlock: if she needs warmth, why was she so upset about a fire?
  • John: FOR CHRIST SAKE - !
  • *puts the baby in the trolley before she starts crying again*
  • John: Can I trust you? Hmm? Can I? Because right now, I'm having serious doubts whether I can leave you with the most precious thing in the world to me.
  • Sherlock: of course you can trust - why do you care so much if I'm good with Elizabeth anyway?
  • John: Because we want to make you godfather!!
  • *silence*
  • Sherlock: ...what?
  • John: yes, yes.
  • Sherlock: you - you want to make me -
  • John: yes. But we can't do it unless we /know/ we can trust you. With her. With Elizabeth.
  • Sherlock: *looks down, frowning, calculating*
  • John: *looks at him, trying to read him*
  • Sherlock: well.. If she's going to be my goddaughter she'll have to build a stronger character.
  • John: what?
  • Sherlock: she'll have to get use to all this. If she is her father's daughter.
  • John:
  • *The door opens and Mary walks in*
  • John: ah !
  • Mary: I came as fast as I could - oh my god! You really burned the whole place!
  • Sherlock: THE BABY WASN'T ON FIRE!
  • Mary: Jesus, Sherlock... (Checks on sleeping Elizabeth in the trolley)
  • John: *chuckles* unbelievable... Only you can screw up babysitting that bad. I honestly cannot think of a way things could get any worse.
  • *an orgasmic woman moan is heard abruptly*
  • *everyone's heads turn to Sherlock's phone on the table, which is still lighted*
  • Mary: what was that? Are you watching "movies" while the baby's here?
  • John: *quietly* Sherlock... Sherlock what was that?
  • Sherlock: *keeps staring at his phone with horror*
  • John: Tell me this is not what I think it is.
  • Mary: John, what is going on?
  • John: This is impossible. Her phone is here, in this apartment!
  • Sherlock: *walks slowly towards the table, never breaking his look from the phone. John takes a step forward after him)
  • John: Sherlock, She's dead. She's been dead for years. She was never in witness protection. (Realizes) You knew that, didn't you?
  • Sherlock: *reads the text, still horrified*
  • Mary: what is going on here?!
  • John: what does it say? *Sherlock doesn't answer* Sherlock, what does it say?
  • An unmistakable voice from the door: 'You didn't have to burn your kitchen just to cook me dinner, Mr Holmes'.
  • *everyone turns around. John is shocked. Mary is overwhelmed and confused. Sherlock stares with an unreadable mix of emotions. Irene Adler is standing at the door, hair tied up, black dress, her lips are smirking, but her eyes express something other than that, something more painful. The camera phone, supposed to be safely locked in Sherlock's desk drawer, is held tightly in her hand.*
  • *dramatic opening theme start playing*

for pipalypso week!

famous actress Piper meets Calypso, one of the first people not to recognise her

I finally figured out that I seem to write much quicker and get more done when I do it by hand, so I’m giving that a try instead of typing everything! Fingers crossed this works out. It’s working so far hey I actually finished this in time for pipalypso week! amazing

for now it’s just a lil one-shot but I’m thinking I might actually continue it at some point or write more bc I really like the famous piper au

fandom: Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus
pairing: Calypso/Piper McLean
word count: 1,626

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wreckernora  asked:

I've seen the trailer for the movie Bilal going around tumblr and i have some q's about the historical accuracy of the events. from my knowledge Bilal had been born into slavery, yet it seems like he has been kidnapped in the movie? I don't know who to acquire answers from so I thought I'd come to you and maybe you can direct me to someone who can answer if you can't. Thank you so much.

What wreckernora is asking about is this post I made about the Bilal animated movie, which, at 90,000 or so reblogs/likes, has completely wrecked all ability to check mentions.

So I’m not the optimal person to ask about this – I’ve got no background in Islam and I haven’t read the Qur’an or any of the hadiths. Having gotten a lot of input from readers (and ex-colleagues working on it), I can infer the following:

  • This movie doesn’t follow Bilal’s story 100% true to the source material - hence the “is he a slave or is he kidnapped?” portion.
  • The movie is being made in Dubai and financed by fairly religious people, so there’s about a snowball’s chance in hell they’ll depict the Prophet onscreen (as half the reblogs seemed to be getting outraged over).
  • There have been depictions of the prophet in media before. Some of the notable ones I got in asks:
    • The Message, a 1976 film which depicts the Prophet only in shots from his point of view. This was by far the most often-mentioned depiction.
    • In old school art, the Prophet’s face was usually covered by flame, which has translated into bright lights in today’s representations.
    • A grade school illustrated book by “Demi” where every image of Muhammad is a golden silhouette without any details. (via numberjonnyfive)
  • As for worldwide release: my understanding is they’ve yet to work out distribution, but they want to. Showing there’s a market for it is important. I passed along the 90k comment thread to one of my friends working on the movie, and hopefully that’ll help bolster their case. There will, of course, be backlash in some parts of the world, so they may have a tough time bringing it to certain markets. Time will tell.
Interview for Kerrang, December 2004.
  • Chris: "Matt, Have you ever rejected a song for being too over the top?"
  • Matt: "(Laughs) No. Never for that reason, no. I still don't think we're even touching on the beginning of anything close to what has been done in the past in terms of what is regarded over the top."
  • Matt: "If I left the band and you could choose anybody in history to replace me, who would you have?"
  • Dom: "Jimi Hendrix. Well, he's Matt's favourite guitarist, I think. And mine. Plus, he'll fit into the three-piece vibe. It'd work."
  • Dom: "Have you ever spied me doing anything embarrassing, yet spared my blushes by not telling me?"
  • Matt: "Hmmm, Good question. I'm sure there's something. Hmmm."
  • Dom: "You saw me getting laid once."
  • Matt: "That's true, actually: I came in a room once and filmed him with a night vision camera. Ah, I know - I saw him putting on moisturiser once."
  • Chris: "What would you say, If I said I'd invented a Kiss-style image and I wanted to incorporate it onstage?"
  • Matt: "I'd say, it was about fucking time! (Laughs)About time we took it to the next level, I'd say. I've been waiting for one of these two to come up with something; I'd be very happy, yeah. But, I know these two probably wouldn't go there."
  • Chris: "I think I'd probably go there, but I don't know about Kiss."
  • Matt: "What do you think of me getting all the attention and adulation?"
  • Matt: "I don't get it all! Bollocks. Bollocks. Bollocks." (Discards question, chooses new one.)
  • Matt: "If I wanted to record a solo album, how concerned would you be?"
  • Chris: "If I could play bass on it, it'd be alright (Laughs)."
  • Dom: "Which one of us needs to see a shrink and why?"
  • Matt: "I think we've all got hidden agendas. I've never seen one, even though my girlfriend is one. Well, not yet professionally, but she probably will be."
  • Matt: "If you had to select a fancy dress outfit for me, would you choose batman, superman or wonder woman?"
  • Chris: "Batman."
  • Matt: "That's dark. I'm not a dark person, I'm the sunshine of your life."
  • Dom: "Well, I'd say Wonder Woman."
  • Matt: "That's how he'd want to see me. Ever since I saw him bend over to get an injection in his bum, there's been a strange energy between us (laughs). There's definitely suspicion."
  • Dom: "What do you get sick of me moaning on about?"
  • Matt: "Me being late."
  • Chris: "Turning the hi-hats up. Silly little things on the drums."
  • Matt: "Actually, he doesn't really moan much, does he?"
  • Dom: "Really? I thought I was a moaner."
  • Chris: "Who's the worst fighter?"
  • Matt: "If you're small like me, you've got to do other things. If you don't have the physical strength, you've got to use weapons. It's not that I fight like a girl, it's just that I'll use whatever object is at hand."
  • Dom: "I actually think I'm the worst. I smacked one guy in the face once and I thought I looked really hard, and he just turned around, looked at me, and squashed me on the floor in one go. It was quite embarrassing. So, yeah, it's most likely I'd lose, but I'd go down with my teeth in someone's leg."
  • Matt: "What do you think of my dress sense?"
  • Dom: "(Laughs) Pretty sharp these days. As opposed to... shiny pants and glitter shirts."
  • Matt: "Make-up, shiny trousers. Those were the good ol' days. I miss all that."
  • Dom: "What's the worst thing about sharing a tour bus with me?"
  • Matt: "All your faffing around. His electric toothbrush and mouthwash just winds me up. It's just annoying. For one, it reminds me how unclean I am."
  • Chris: "If a spacecraft landed in front of us and a hatch opened up - which of us would be mad enough to go onboard?"
  • Dom: "I'd be in there."
  • Chris: "I'd want to see the beings first."
  • Matt: "I wouldn't go on my own, if I knew we were all going on, I'd be happy to go first."
  • Matt: "Do you think I'm a good looking bloke?"
  • Matt: "That's ridiculous, I can't ask a question like that." (Discards question and chooses new one.)
  • Matt: "Do you two get recognised much when you're out shopping?"
  • Dom: "All the time - they think I'm Matt!"
  • Matt: "Really?"
  • Dom: "I actually did get recognised a couple of days ago at HMV in Islington."
  • Chris: "I got recognised in Co - Op once. I had to sign a little receipt."
  • Chris: "What's my most annoying habit?"
  • Matt: "Farting. I can recognise you by your farts by both smell and volume."
  • Dom: "If I'm in a hotel room, like two floors above him, I can hear him. I'm like, 'Jesus'. He's loud."
  • Matt: "If I had a hygiene problem, would you tell me?"
  • Dom: "I tell you every day (laughs). Get in the shower. Brush your teeth."
  • Matt: "That is true, that is true."
  • Dom: "Which of us has the best home movie collection?"
  • Matt: "Chris. He's got all the Bond films."
  • Chris: "On video and DVD. I try to buy about five DVDs a week."
  • Chris: "What's the worst thing about being in Muse?"
  • Matt: "..."
  • Chris: "..."
  • Dom: "..."
  • Matt: "Our legal bills. The business side. It's complicated. I wouldn't wish it on anybody."
  • Matt: "Is there any song you hate, or used to hate, playing live?"
  • Dom: "Er, no."
  • Chris: "I used to be uncomfortable with 'Blackout', because I never used to play keyboards until that song. They made me learn and I wasn't really a natural player. I was a bit on edge to start with, but I can play it a lot easier now."
  • Matt: "For me it would be a song called 'Cave'. It was on the first album, but it's probably the oldest song of anything we ever did. It was a combination of, one, it was old; and two, it had this vocal bit that had a note I had to hold for so long. It was way too long. You get the odd person still call out for it. Hardcore."
  • Chris: "Who's the biggest bitch?"
  • Dom: "Matt's the biggest and we're his bitches."
  • Dom: "If a venomous snake bit my arse, would you suck the poison out?"
  • Matt: "I'd be more than happy to. I have got medical training - I did a first-aid course. I can do resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth, all that kind of thing. If you cut an artery open, I could stop the bleeding; tie a belt around the groin, fucking do it tight and stand on it, and go, 'SHUT UP!'. Did you know when you see all that thumping of the chest stuff in films, that you can't actually bring somebody back to life by doing that? All you can do is keep them alive until someone turns up with an electrode. You're basically pumping the blood around the body to keep them alive; that's all you're doing. Drowning's a different matter, if someone's got loads of water inside their mouth, you can just blow inside their lungs and maybe they'll be able to cough and splutter it back out again. But, yeah, the venom; I'm not that advanced, but I'd give it a go."
  • Dom: "How about if it bit me on my knob?"
  • Matt: "Then I'd let you die."
  • Chris: "Who's the tightest bastard?"
  • Matt: "Dom. Although it depends what you mean (laughs). Let me think.
  • Erm... I think we're all pretty goddamn good with cash, to be honest. We're all pretty generous. And, yeah, we do charity work. But, we don't like to talk about it. We usually just give hard cash to Oxfam and that's it. We don't go around going (adopts goofy voice), 'Ooh, look at me'. The Bible says if you sing about it, you don't get recognition for it. So, I've just sung about it and blown it all (laughs)."
  • Dom: "Who's the best sportsman?"
  • Matt: "Chris."
  • Chris: "Years ago I might have accepted that, but these days I fall over and break my wrist while playing football on concrete; so I can't be that good."
  • Chris: "If I developed superpowers, would I use them for good or evil?"
  • Matt: "A bit of both."
  • Dom: "I think you'd probably take the piss."
  • Matt: "Am I in touch with my feminine side?"
  • Matt: "This actually isn't my question, I nicked it out of Dom's glass."
  • Dom: "In touch with your feminine side? Er. Yes and no. Actually, I mean, yes, but at the same time... no (laughs)."
  • Matt: "Why, what do you mean?"
  • Dom: "Well, yeah you are, because you wear women's clothes."
  • Matt: "Do I?"
  • Dom: "Yet, when I've tried to kiss you, you don't like it."
yay questions ~
  • 1: Let’s start with a tricky one; what is the real reason you are confused right now? - I think I wanna date this one kid but idk man
  • 2: Do you ever get “good morning” texts from anyone? - nope
  • 3: If your significant other smoked pot, would you care? - I would be happy
  • 4: Do you find it easy to trust others? - nope
  • 5: What were you doing at 11PM last night? - I was at a concert
  • 6: You’re drunk and lost walking down the road; who is with you? - probably my friend B
  • 7: What would you do if you found out you had been cheated on? - I'd cry and then probably punch the person who cheated on me
  • 8: Are you close with your dad? - nope
  • 9: I bet you kissed someone last night, right? - no :(
  • 10: What are you listening to? - my brother and my friend C talking
  • 11: You can only drink ONE liquid for the rest of your life - what is it? - water
  • 12: Do you like hickeys? - I like them as long as they're not insanely visible because my parents get pissy
  • 13: What time do you go to bed? - depends, mostly around midnight
  • 14: Is there someone who continuously lets you down? - yeah
  • 15: Can you text as quickly with one hand as you do both? - not quite
  • 16: Do you always answer your texts? - yeah I feel bad if I don't
  • 17: Do you hate the person you fell the hardest for? - no because I haven't gotten over him yet
  • 18: When was the last time you talked to one of your best friends? - a minute ago
  • 19: Is there someone that makes you happy every time you see them? - yeah, C
  • 20: What was your last thought before you went to bed last night? - I set my alarm
  • 21: Is anyone else in the room with you? - not anymore but a second ago it was my friend C and my brother
  • 22: Do you believe what goes around comes around? - I don't know really
  • 23: Were you happier four months ago than you are now? - yeah
  • 24: Is there someone you wish you could fix things with? - yeah
  • 25: In the past week, have you cried? - yeah I cried ten minutes ago because my mum was being mean
  • 26: What colour is the shirt you are wearing? - light purple
  • 27: Do people ever call you by your last name? - no
  • 28: Is anyone ignoring you right now?- yeah actually
  • 29: Do you have a best friend? - I think so yep
  • 30: Would it be hard seeing someone else kiss the last person you kissed? - it is currently hard, because he's dating someone and they fucking make out and grope right next to me
  • 31: Who was your last call/text message from? - my nana
  • 32: Are you mad at anyone? - yeah
  • 33: Have you ever kissed someone older than you? - yeah everyone I've kissed has been older than me
  • 34: How old will the last person you kissed be on his/her next birthday? - uhh he just turned 16 in october so he'd be 17
  • 35: How many more days until your birthday? - 283
  • 36: Do you have any summer plans yet? - nope
  • 37: Do you have any good friends of the opposite sex? - yeah
  • 38: Are you keeping anything from your best friend(s) now? - yep
  • 39: Do you have a secret that you’ve never told anyone? - yeah
  • 40: Have you ever regretted kissing someone? - yeah
  • 41: Do you think age matters in relationships? - not unless it's either illegal or a super huge gap
  • 42: Are you available? - yeah
  • 43: How many people have you had real, strong feelings for since high school ended? - I'm still in high school
  • 44: If you had to get a piercing (not ears), what would you get? - belly button, I want one sooo bad. And I want a nose piercing
  • 45: Do you believe exes can be friends? - yeah I'm really good friends with an ex now
  • 46: Do you regret anything? - hell yeah
  • 47: Honestly, what’s on your mind right now? - going to sleep
  • 48: Did you ever lose a best friend? - yeah
  • 49: Was your last kiss a mistake? - no
  • 50: Why aren’t you pursuing the person you like? - because he's my best friend and I don't wanna fuck that up like I did last time
  • 51: Has the last person you kissed ever seen you cry? - yeah
  • 52: Do you still talk with the person you LAST kissed? - yeah, but it's weird now. We're trying to work it out
  • 53: What was the last thing you ate? - a rolo
  • 54: Did you get any compliments today? - yeah about my hair
  • 55: Where are you going on your next vacation? - february
  • 56: Do you own anything from other countries? - yeah, I have a bracelet from Afghanistan, a scarf and some jewelry from Spain, a bracelet from France, a scarf and a few shirts from Canada, a hat and dress from Aruba, and a bunch of dresses and shirts from St. Maarten
  • 57: Are most of your friend guys or girls? - most are guys
  • 58: Where have you lived most of your life? - I've lived in America my whole life
  • 59: When was the last time you took a long drive? - earlier tonight we visited my nana which is an hour away
  • 60: Have you ever played Spin the Bottle? - no
  • 61: Have you ever TPd someone’s house? - no
  • 62: Who do you text the most? - either J or C
  • 63: What was the last movie you saw? - Star Trek
  • 64: What’s preventing your current boyfriend/girlfriend from going back to their ex? - I'm single
  • 65: How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you have in 2011? - one
  • 66: Is the last person you kissed younger than you? - no, older
  • 67: Do you curse around your parents? - yeah, everything except for fuck and cunt
  • 68: Are you happy with where you live? - for now
  • 69: Picture of yourself? - nah
  • 70: Are you a monogamous person or do you believe in open-ended relationships? - monogamous
  • 71: Have you ever been dumped? - yeah
  • 72: What do you most like about making out? - hearing the other person make those little sounds
  • 73: Have you ever casually made out with someone who you weren’t seriously involved with? - no
  • 74: When you kiss someone for the first time, is it usually you who initiates it or the other? - other person
  • 75: What part of a person’s body do you find most attractive? - depends on the person and gender. For guys I really like jawbones and eyes. For girls I really like lips and eyes.
  • 76: Who was the last person you talked to last night before you went to bed? - C
  • 77: Had sex with someone you knew less than an hour? - no
  • 78: Had sex with someone you didn’t know their name? - no
  • 79: What makes your heart flutter and brings a big cheesy smile to your face? - C
  • 80: Would you get involved with someone if they had a child already? - depends on when and how I'm doing in life
  • 81: Has someone who had a crush on you ever confessed to you? - yeah
  • 82: Do you tell a lot of people when you have a crush? - no
  • 83: Do you miss your last sweetie? - yeah
  • 84: Last time you slow danced with someone? - over the summer
  • 85: Have you ever ‘dated’ someone you’ve never met? - no
  • 86: How can I win your heart? - cuddles
  • 87: What is your astrological sign? - Virgo
  • 88: What were you doing last night at 12 AM? - I was at a concert
  • 89: Do you cook? - yep
  • 90: Have you ever gotten back in touch with an old flame after a time of more than 3 months of no communication? - um no
  • 91: If you’re single right now, do you wish you were in a relationship? - yeah
  • 92: Do you prefer to date various people or do you pretty much fall into monogamous relationships quickly? - monogamous relationships
  • 93: What physical traits do you look for in a potential interest? - pretty eyes... uh I prefer not super skinny people
  • 94: Name four things that you wish you had! - love, happiness, unlimited concert tickets, unlimited hippie clothing
  • 95: Are you a player? - no
  • 96: Have you ever kissed 2 people in one day? - no
  • 97: Are you a tease? - not for real
  • 98: Ever meet anyone you met on Tumblr? - no
  • 99: Have you ever been deeply in love with someone? - yeah
  • 100: Anybody on Tumblr that you’d go on a date with? - yeah
  • 101: Hugs or Kisses? - both? If I have to choose then hugs
  • 102: Are you too shy to ask someone out? - most of the time
  • 103: The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? - generally hair
  • 104: Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you babe? - if I want them too then yes
  • 105: If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was in relationship, would you go for it? - no
  • 106: Do you flirt a lot? - yeah
  • 107: Your last kiss? - like two months ago with J
  • 108: Have you kissed more than 5 people since the start of 2012? - no
  • 109: Have you kissed anyone in the past month? - no
  • 110: If you could kiss anyone who would it be? - C
  • 111: Do you know who you’ll kiss next? - hopefully it's who I want
  • 112: Does someone like you currently? - I think so
  • 113: Do you currently have feelings for anyone? - yeah
  • 114: Do you like to be in serious relationships or just flings? - serious relationships
  • 115: Ever made out with just a friend? - no
  • 116: Are you happier single or in a relationship? - in a relationship
  • 117: Your own question that you want me to answer. Just write it.

I kind of really wish I’d stop seeing the phrase “feminist movie” or “feminist book” applied to any piece of media that does a better than usual job of handling it’s female characters.

Feminism is not the absence of sexism, it’s a word for the movement dedicated to raising awareness of and eradicating institutionalized sexism.  A feminist movie would be a movie ABOUT the feminist movement, or a movie that directly identifies and addresses issues of structural inquality between genders.

Just having a female character you don’t sexualize in a piece of media doesn’t make it a grand stand against the patriarchy.  It literally just makes it a little less sexist than most everything else.  It doesn’t make you a feminist film director for making it, it just makes you not a fucking asshole with his head so far up his ass he can’t see the way the world is actually built.

Is SW:TFA a feminist movie?  No, not even close, not even a little tiny bit at all.  The movie’s not ABOUT gender or related struggles, ideas and philosophies.

But is it a movie that respects its female characters, gives them usually-limited-to-men levels of agency and power over the plot, makes sure there are women in the background of shots, and doesn’t sexualize them?  Yes, abso-fucking-lutely yes.

SW:TFA is a movie feminists will like (at least parts of it), it is a movie that demonstrates some of the basic, basic things Feminism wants from media, but it’s not a feminist movie.

It’s just not really sexist.

Greasers #21
  • a/n: heyy, i used to be magnoliamalik:) i'm sorry for being such a bad updater, i truly am. i've just haven't had the time because of school. i love greasers, btw. they're so gorgeous and i want to marry one. and yes, ray bans existed in the 50s; they were found in '37, and they gained popularity in the 40s-50s.
  • Zayn: He walked into the diner, his three buddies behind him. The sound of their boots made everyone turn their heads to them. One of them walked to the jukebox, but no one knew if it was to actually play music or to flirt with one of those innocent girls who always wanted to be in a relationship with a greaser. Another one of the boys went back outside; the last one sat down in a stool, ordering a Coca-Cola. Zayn's eyes studied everyone in the room and, when they landed on you, he smirked to himself. You were in a booth with two friends, drinking a strawberry milkshake. Your two friends for his two friends that weren't flirting. He walked over to Anthony, the one drinking the Coke, and told him about taking one of those girls out with him. When Daniel came back inside, he told him the plan, too. As they both did what Zayn told him to do, he walked over to where you were sitting alone. He took off his jacket, sitting down beside you. His arms had a few black and white tattoos on them. "Hello," he winked with a sly smirk. "How can I help you?" you asked cautiously, since you had never had an encounter with a greaser before. "I just wanna take you out, sweetheart. What do you say?" With every word, his smirk grew bigger, and with your answer, it turned into a smile.
  • Harry: He, with curly hair, still found a way to style it up as every greaser in the country did. He knew it would give him more attention with the ladies if he had it that way. His signature, however, was the red bandana that never left his right wrist. Harry Styles had a reputation because of that bandana. It started when he first became a greaser: everyone told him that he had to wear one because of his hair. He didn't want to, though, because it wasn't as attractive. He just worked a little harder on his hair than most. He didn't want to return his bandana, so he wore it on his wrist. That helped him join the most dangerous group of greasers in town. Everyone knew better than to mess with the boy with the misplaced bandana, but you gave him a chance. Turns out, the bandana wasn't the only misplaced thing of his, but himself too. He had been hanging with the wrong greasers, because he was not by any means that type of boy. You were the only one that knew who he was and how he truly was. Harry was one big teddy bear who wore leather jackets and styled his hair up with wax. When Harry stopped messing with the wrong crowd and got in where he actually belonged, he didn't stop wearing his bandana, but now, it was black instead of red.
  • Liam: He was the boy who never gave up; who never took no for an answer. You were the good girl, the one who everyone loved. He had asked you time after time to let him take you on a date, but you were playing hard to get. You knew that greasers had an infamous reputation of being heartbreakers, so you kept your guard up. "Give me one chance," he begged you as he sat down next to you before your History class started. You straightened your blue and white dress, sighing, "I don't know." He turned you around, "One. Just one. You'll have an amazing time, I promise." You reluctantly agreed. When Friday night came, he took you to one of those drive in movies that every teen, including you, loved. An Audrey Hepburn movie was playing on the big screen. As she kissed her lover in the movie, Liam's lips connected with yours. As your lips moved together and synchronized, you knew that you had done the right thing by giving Liam an opportunity to take you out. Secretly, you hoped that there would be more dates and more kissed in the future. When Monday came, everyone had found out about your little kiss fest, and your friends would not stop teasing you about how he was always looking at you, and you were always blushing.
  • Niall: Everyone knew who Niall James was. He was one of the rich greasers, the type of greaser that almost no one was. He would drive around with his friends on his convertible, wearing his new black Ray-Bans. He was the James Dean of his town: everyone wanted to be him or wanted to have him. The only person he wanted, though, was you. He couldn't stop thinking about you, and his greaser friends knew about it; they teased him all the time. Of course you wanted to date Niall James, too, but you thought he didn't pay attention to you. You thought he didn't even know who you were. However, one day, as soon as you got to school, you were bombarded by your friends. "Niall James wants to go out with you," they squealed. You couldn't believe it, you refused to. He could have any girl he wanted. Once he and his friends got to school, your friends started jumping and squeaking, specially when he winked at you. During lunch time, you sat down with your friends, only to be approached by the popular boy, "Are you free this friday night, hun?"
  • Louis: He was your next door neighbor, and he thought he was the greatest person to exist. He was seen with a different girl each week. Of course, he was attractive; how else would be achieve his beloved man-whore status? He had yet to meet his match or the girl that would change him. Every teenage girl in his town loved his greased up hair, his dark blue eyes that could easily hypnotize anyone, and his amazing physique, built up by constantly working out and working with cars. Maybe, just maybe, there was something more than you just finding him attractive; maybe it was a curse. However, you knew better than to find yourself bewitched by him. Everyday, though, you could find yourself more and more intrigued by him, to the point where you were sure that it wasn't a simple infatuation. What pushed you to the edge was when you had to take your dad's car to where he worked and you could hear him singing Neil Sedaka's newest hit, Oh Carol. From that day on, he too was intrigued by you and the way you walked and talked and did everything. He asked you out not long after, not being able to keep to himself, and you after all, were the one that changed him.

anonymous asked:

Do you think Darren and his team are starting to worry about his longevity/relevance? Don't get me wrong...I'm a HUGE fan of all of his work...love his voice, he was amazing in Hedwig, etc. But aside from Hedwig and a (most likely) straight to video movie, all he ever seems to do anymore is make appearances. No big TV or film roles (or prospects, at least what I've heard), no music...what do you think?

Yes I do. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there. It’s strange, because they knew the end of Glee was coming, they had plenty of chances to get a strategy in place and yet for whatever reason, they didn’t.

Going into Hedwig was Darren’s chance to then carve out a successful career as a musical theatre actor, but they blew that by taking him off to do that movie and then make multiple appearances at the opening of any envelope. As a result (and I know this to be true), he’s not taken seriously by the Broadway community. Oh, he’s well liked by the actors but as a viable bet to headline a Broadway show? He’s not seen as a big enough name there, which is such a shame since the reviews for Hedwig were so great. Ricky and co missed the boat.

So then, they could have thought okay, we’ll push the TV side but again, one appearance on AHS doesn’t cut it. The film, as you say, is a flop before its begun and will go straight to video, so it was a total waste of time and far beneath someone of his calibre.

As for the music…it seems this is Darren’s sticking point. Again, I think the boat was missed to launch him as a pop star, which would have needed to come off the back of the listen up tour. I think that was probably down to Darren’s insistence on doing his music his way, which I’m glad about, but let’s face it, at 29, the guy is not going to become a huge recording artist however good we think he is.

If the album was, or is ever, going to come about, Darren needs to drop the TV, the film, the crappy personal appearances where he looks like he’d rather be anywhere else, and concentrate on theatre. He needs to take a good, strong, solid supporting role on Broadway after the Hedwig tour, prove his worth, get that leading role and then, and only then, would he have enough of a “general public” following to release an album of his own stuff, mixed with Broadway classics, which would fare rather well.

(I’m sorry that I rambled!)