is everyone on this team taking a shit while they tweet

anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on this robot harry?For me it's so annoying he can't even pretend to be excited for his own tour, his social media presence is such a turn off

Well I’m sort of digging myself a grave with this one, but since I haven’t seen a post I can fully agree with, here we go. Disclaimer, I actually study this at uni. I was the Social Media Manager for the planning and putting together of a fashion show, on all platforms. I just handed in last month a 6-months marketing plan that was based around social media promo. So I do have a bit of knowledge in this area. I am by no means an expert, but this is my future field of choice, so I like to think I’m at least educated.

The situation isn’t as black and white as people have put it so far. All I’ve seen is “he’s horrible at engaging with fans” and “he doesn’t own you shit so stop complaining”. The answer is a very big grey area in which Harry’s actual social media presence fits perfectly in my opinion. First of all, there’s two main templates we studied for marketing purposes this year, Gaynor Lea Greenwood’s promotion suggestions (2009) and Burcher (2013)’s Paid, Owned and Earned media concept. Long story short, the first one is your traditional marketing campaign and the second one relies more on social media and advertising on it. Now, I think Harry’s team went for the more traditional approach, and let me explain why.

Harry started distancing himself more and more from twitter and Instagram ever since the hiatus started.Even before, during OTRA and MITAM promo, most of his tweets were promo stuff, lyrics I’m not sure we fully understand even now, charity work, promoting friends or tweeting about holidays/important days or events. His fan interaction has been low for quite a while, and I’m honestly baffled people are acting like this is news. Looking through his Twitter in 2015, there are some tweets to fans, yes, but they’re very sparse.I counted about 12 in 5 months, most of them in September, when Perfect came out, and around the release of MITAM.His tweets were mostly thanks to fans for various awards and nominalisation, promoting the songs/album, some lyrics and, without fail, after every concert he tweeted a thank you for coming.

It felt more personal than what we have now (tho in all honesty, his tour hasn’t started yet and if we eliminate the OTRA tweets it’s already a different story), but Robot Harry has been a thing then, and people were riding along with it instead of condemning it to the extent they do now.But, the thing is, Harry didn’t have the entire burden of engaging with the fanbase like he has now.Louis, Niall and Liam always took turns in taking the lead in replying to fans and interacting with them, which allowed Harry to do his part and everyone was mostly happy.

And yet, I personally don’t feel this frustration many people feel. I think it’s quite interesting actually. A bold move that wouldn’t work for other artist whose career relies on people who live and breathe social media (maybe Beyonce or Adele, but they are in another league). I was very intrigued by Harry’s statement in the Behind the album video, in which he said that there was a time in his life when people knew everything about him, and he didn’t like it.He has been overexposed since 2012, his personal life splashed across tabloids, fake relationship or not.And now he disappeared for a year (and has been retreating into himself for at least 2) and he wrote this mysterious™ album, trying to see if people can listen and understand it without knowing much about the current him. In this context, having an album that surrounds itself in mystery and then doing 4 Q&As on twitter and 3 livestreams sends…extremely contradictory messages. I can, and will fault his team for presenting a dual image of Harry that sometimes makes 0 sense, for handling a lot of things so poorly, and for the entire Carolina mess, but I will say that his social media fits this old school mysterious rockstar image they’re showing of him. I also think his actual reason is very personal and very real, and I respect the fact that he didn’t compromise this choice he made for promo purposes.

His promo relied on more traditional channels. TV and radio appearances, print magazines, and most importantly, the secret gigs. Now, I’m sorry, but I felt entirely more connected to Harry running across London at 8AM in my pyjamas than by any twitter spree he’ll ever do. I never did this before. This reminded me of the stories my dad told me, of queuing up for days in front of the box office so he’d get the tickets when they went on sale. It was very old school and it worked for me. It was a phenomenal experience, something I will never forget. And he did this for us. All profits went to charity, he didn’t do this for money. And while I know this was for a few selected cities and a handful of lucky fans, it was intimate and it was special and I think everyone, regardless if they were there, or vicariously living through pics and videos, felt a connection to Harry. We got emotional on his behalf when he sang with his idol on stage 2 weeks later, you don’t do that for someone you have no connection to.

Now, the actual reason I’m happy with what we’ve got is that it is genuine from my POV. Liam is the perfect candidate for a comparison, since he also took a bit of a break from social media (not as heavy as Harry’s, but he definitely wasn’t as active as Louis or Niall) and his promo is as textbook as it gets. He slowly, but surely increased his activity since January, a few more tweets, a few more pics on Instagram.A big turning point was April when he posted 13 pics on Instagram, compared to 8 in March, 4 in February and 3 in January. His Twitter went through a similar process.Now, the moment he started posting more, I knew his music was gonna be out soon. It’s pure marketing. You start your campaign weeks before the actual launch, it’s only natural. Unless you want to drop it as a surprise, but that’s another discussion. Actually Harry did it too, with the TV ad, but that was ruined by the info getting leaked beforehand and everyone getting pissed off by that so whatevs. Now, Liam is going for the approachable celeb route. Streams, Instagram stories, snapchat, tweeting fans, loads of pics, videos with popular Youtubers. It’s nice and about as well handled as it gets (apart from that weird video release earlier than it should have been and Liam just generally being a bit…odd?off?idk how to explain it, but a lot of people feel the same way from what I’ve seen). It fits with the image Liam is going for, it aims at the right target audience. He’s not trying to enter a new market like Harry is. He’s consolidating his place in the current market from what I’ve seen (and I’ll admit I haven’t followed his promo as closely as Harry’s). Trying to imagine Harry doing this sort of promo doesn’t really work for me.

Niall has been present on and off social media ever since he came back from his trip last year. Literally, if I pull up the calendars people have been making each month, he doesn’t get more than a handful of days without doing something, so it’s unfair to compare him to the others, since he’s always around and posting and doing stuff.

Louis deserves a better team and I won’t have anyone uttering anything else in my presence, and yet somehow, despite Niall’s constant presence and Liam’s textbook engagement, I’ll never feel as connected to them as I feel to Louis. Louis’ tweets are the perfect mixture of absolutely adorable fan service (“our year” 😭😭) and some of the things he’s passionate about (tv shows, fashion, footie/sports). His promo for JHO was….I have no words for it and I’m gonna have a rage fit if I start thinking about it, but his overall persona is charming and endearing when he’s posting things himself. He created a real communication channel between us and him and he knows how to use it when he needs to send a message (warning selfies anyone?Only you?). There’s an actual analysis of Instagram stats that shows he’s the number 1 male account in engagement and overall likes and that doesn’t surprise me one bit. Louis is a smart businessman, he has a loyal fanbase who is here for him through thick and thin.

And on top of everything I said so far, none of them owe us anything outside the promo bubble. Apart from shoots, songs/albums/tours info and official announcements, they do not owe us anything. If they chose to share a picture from their home, that’s their personal space, and while it’s good for PR, amazingly good in a society that thrives from the feeling of knowing everything about everyone (like what’s your fave’s breakfast and how’s their cat is doing), it’s still a part they can choose to keep private and no one should be entitled to ask for more.

Have you seen Adele’s Instagram? It gives you this illusion of closeness to her, with make up free selfies, funny poses and landscape shots. Too bad literally everything is from touring and other official appearances right? There’s one picture of her home, and that’s to celebrate the end of the tour. Harry sort of did the same with the booklet pictures. He allowed you into his personal space in a controlled manner, just like Adele did. Only he did it in a different way. His promo is just different and you have to think a bit outside the box to see that he actually did a lot of things other artists do. Just a bit differently. Was it perfect?Fuck, no. Was it as bad as many people make it look like?Personally, I don’t think so. It was just different and people are entirely justified to see it as a good or a bad thing. I see it mostly as a good thing. Mostly.

“i just don’t see it”

the comic:

-hazeapalooza: “so is no one going to talk about c’s mad flush right now?” so is no one going to talk about how nursey 100% checked out chowder’s mad flush right now? also: c. c!!!! C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- hazeapalooza cont. “nursey i’m not a lightweight i can drink three whole beers and stop all your dumb shots.” translation: “nursey i may be drunk but i can still impress you, look-”
- shinny: “wow, c -” [C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!] “- seriously never seen a frozen lake before?” - “it’s not just some lake it’s the pond! and it’s not like it happens every day in san francisco, nursey.” me: stares at my horrible wood checkered ceiling trying to regulate my breathing while i imagine chowder and nursey showing each other their home cities with a big ol road trip in between
- shinny AND junior show feature a classic. a fav…… the same fond nursey smile-smirk that always seems to crop up when he’s teasing chowder. 

how often does this happen??????????????????????????????????

- if you look close enough in ‘post I: roadie’ chowder and nursey are both team attic. enough said
- taddy tour: we witness our confident sophomores mentoring the taddies :’) this has nothing to do with them together but it just warms my dead heart so it’s going on the list

the tweets:

- “chowder: hey jack are you going to watch the sharks game or the kings game if youlike LA uh i’m from san francisco so–
nursey: dude. chill.”
[holster voice] oh my god i’m so sorry but i sTIILL GEEET JEEALLOUSS
- “NOOOO NURSEY DON’T TELL HIM COME ON NO NO NO”/nursey found out it was chowder’s birthday and immediately told bitty and probably EVERYONE ELSE SO THEY COULD ALL CELEBRATE THE GREATEST DAY OF THE YEAR ! 
- “chowder: we tried to get nursey to take intro programming with us!” at the point this was tweeted in the check please time line………..i guarantee you 10000% this was chowder’s idea. he just wants to spend more time with nursey :’) :’) :’’’)
- i just like these tiny faces together, look at em

- “chow: oooh!! so if nursey & i prove you’re superstitious, we win!
dex:…shit. win what?
nurse: yo i don’t even know bro but you shook on it”
- “in other news, dex and nursey have found the one thing they have in common: their love of chirping chowder” i believe on this same twitter account someone said something along the lines of ‘chirping and flirting are variants on the same idea’ so…………………..yea
- “well, two samwell [winter screw’s] down, two more to go.”/”i hope the frogs had a good time. well, chowder and nursey aren’t here, so they probably did.” 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀
-”from row 6 on the bus to NY
chowder: …and we all had quiche!!
nursey: and i wasn’t invited, c?? yo, CHILL!
oh, nursey. you’re so not chill.”
……………………….bitty said it not me
- nursey and chowder were in charge of bringing bitty to the haus to surprise him with the oven can you imagine them smiling at each other like a buncha goofs behind bitty’s back while nursey tweeted!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-”dinner talk
nursey: some netflix and chill
chowder: ohhh I love netflix”

i dedicate this post to @omgcphee who encouraged me to do it in the first place. there’s probably more that i missed and i’m sure there’s stuff in the extras too but please……….it’s there.. . for all to see. i’ve witnessed it and now you all have too. feel free to add to this post 

anonymous asked:

i have a question about the snapchat kim k thing. So she knew about the fame line but kind of gave hints that she was uncomfortable with it? and then didn't hear the bitch line? Bc i heard it was that once she heard the bitch line, she realized the offensive tone he meant and made the speech at the grammys. is that correct?

i am answering this with a timeline of events for clarification but have no desire to get into a discussion about it again or who said what. I stand by my previous opinion that the entire situation really hurt taylor, that kim and KW were shady af, that i bet taylor wishes she never took KWs call or said another word about any of it, in any fashion, after the song came out, and that is all i have to say. 

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condescendingqueen  asked:

Thanks for the RECs. They are a godsend. Love you. I enjoyed the famous!trope rec. Can you rec fics where one of them is famous.

HOLY SHIT ! The famous!non-Famous trope is so perfect. Take a seat, it’s gonna be a long ride honey :)

(also thank you for your lovely comment! Love you more, you know?)

- Empty Skies  by @sadamenoito : For three years, Harry has been running from his past. Now, he is moving to London and pledges to fulfil his only dream – making it big in the music industry. Not everyone has a place, though, and the competition is tough. As is his past catching up on him.Louis is part of the biggest boy band of the world, and getting there had meant a lot of hard work, as well as sacrificing parts of his heart and soul. He’s still happy. Maybe not as happy as he could be, but who is he to complain? Featuring Perrie as Harry’s adorable flatmate, Niall as his manager, and Liam and Zayn as Louis’ bandmates.     (134k) 

- zipping across the stars , by hurreh : One Direction consists of five people; Louis, Zayn, Niall, Liam, and Gemma. When the band preforms at Wembley Stadium the boys are introduced to Gemma’s younger brother Harry.Louis wishes he had known that before he threw himself at the boy for six hours but he can’t stop now can he? (10k)

- shine by @lourrynavy : Louis is an actor who needs to get away from the real world. He does the only thing that he can and runs away, finding himself in a small town where he happens upon Harry. What Louis doesn’t expect is to somehow fall in love and end up having to face what he was running from all along.   (40k)

- led by your beating heart by @paynner : AU where Harry’s in One Direction, Louis isn’t, and they reconnect over a game of ‘Call or Delete’. (29k)

- Even As Young As You Are by ologist : Harry’s sister has a baby. When he goes to meet her, he finds more than one new love of his life at the hospital. (12k)

- Thought The Song Was Sung by @100percentsassy : Louis never auditioned for the X-Factor.  Years later, Harry’s just another gay ex-boybander who lives alone with his cat…   until Niall decides to take matters into his own hands and set up a profile for Harry on a dating website. (12k)

- Our blood is boiling , by twinks Louis meets indie singer Harry Styles, otherwise known as the bane of his existence, at a pub (6k)

- find me cause i’ll never find you , by highhopes: Harry makes his way through the people, stopping for pictures and hugs and Louis feels his heart beating rapidly in his chest because this is it. This is finally it. (or, harry is a famous indie singer and all louis wants is a picture) (1.7k)

- somewhere only we know by @bethaboolou: Personal assistant Louis knows something is up with his best friend and employer Harry. And it’s not just his big tour coming up or the ever-increasing womanizing rumors about the popstar. To get to the bottom of Harry’s moodiness, Louis decides he has to kidnap him and take him on a roadtrip up the California coast to Portland.The roadtrippiest road trip fic ever written. Basically an excuse for gratuitous fluff and smut with a pinch of angst tossed in for good measure. (44k)

- baby, you’re my only reason by zouisclimax    : Harry’s famous and Louis’ a big fan. or, “you’re a celebrity and you just broke up and i tweeted you a selfie and said “date me” and you thought i was serious?“ au (6k)

 - Dream Awake ,  by @protagonist-m On a hazy day in August, Louis sees Harry perform at a music festival as an unsigned act and convinces him to spend the rest of the weekend in his company. Harry gets signed; life changes. They never really wake up from the dream. (30k)

- It Happened like a Firefly’s Light  by LHStylinson : Harry Styles. It was a name everyone knew, a person the public loved. But he had one impossible task. Write and record his third album in a month. This is where Louis Tomlinson comes in. He wasn’t famous, not by any means. But this songwriter was going to make Harry’s album possible. That is if fans, the media and falling in love don’t get in the way first. (47k)

- Under the lights tonight, by @lillourry : Harry’s an A-list supermodel, Louis’s his make-up artist boyfriend. They’re something of a dream team. (20k)

- You’ve Been Lonely Too Long by amory : Harry has everything someone would need to make them happy: money, fame, a stunningly attractive albeit fake girlfriend, a supportive family, good friends, and a cat. But maybe he isn’t very happy.Louis sleeps around and no, he definitely does not have a problem admitting to that thank you very much, but maybe he’s just a little tired of waking up alone in the morning with only a bowl of instant macaroni and cheese to comfort him.Maybe letting Zayn play matchmaker wouldn’t be such a bad thing. (65k)

- i can be the motor (you’ll be the gasoline) by kiwikero : Harry is a British pop star living in LA. While trying to escape his reality of publicity stunts and record sales, his Harley breaks down. Stranded in the mountains, Harry has no choice but to call for help. And, somehow, a fit tow truck driver with the ocean in his eyes might end up fixing more than just Harry’s bike. (8k)

- With a Heart as Cold as Ice (You’re the Sugar to My Spice) by thetommo1d : Ten years of Louis Tomlinson’s life in which he loves, hates and pines over Harry Styles. (39k)

- Someone new, by anonymous : “Fuck it, let’s go do something.” Louis jumps off the basins and looks up at Harry. “Let’s get out of here and just fuck obligations and bullshit narratives and I’ll find something to write about later but, seriously, let’s just leave. You look like you could use a break from all this crap.”Or, Louis’ a gossip journalist that spends the day with Harry Styles. (7k)

- California Sold       Notoriously closeted boyband member Harry Styles is famous on a global scale, meanwhile Louis, as his best friend, is back home in Manchester, living the typical life of a 24 year old. When Harry needs Louis with him in LA, a publicity stunt gone wrong changes their friendship forever. A fake-relationship AU between two lifelong best friends. (123k)

Update (under the cut!)(last update April 4th 2017)

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The Bet

The Bet

It was a couple of hours before the Super Bowl and Billie felt like she was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. She and Chris had arrived in Houston a few days ago and it was hard for her to keep up with his manic energy. Chris was on cloud nine because his precious Patriots were on the verge of winning their fifth championship ring. 

And since they didn’t bring the baby that weekend, he wanted to party his ass off. But Billie felt like a third wheel because he was spending most of his time with his brother Scott and last night he went out with Jeremy Renner to the Super Bowl pre-show concert. But as luck would have it, he had also sprung for her parents to join them for the big game. Yet when she picked them up from the airport, she hated that her mom was bombarding her with questions about the baby. And she explained that Leila was better off with Chris’s family so they wouldn’t screw up her sleep schedule.  

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The 1975 are fucking up...

It’s breaking my heart to see the tweets and posts from people I follow dragging the band and saying their feelings towards the band and their music is changing because of the seriously mishandled series of events that have occurred this week.

I’m an American. So this hasn’t affected me like it has a lot of you but that doesn’t mean I don’t get it and I’m not mad for you.

First, the pop up stores, while a wonderful idea, ended up being divisive and total bull shit. Not all merch (like the jackets) being available in all the stores created a sense of elitism and unfairness and upset a lot of people. The Loving Someone hoodie was a beautiful idea….but the LGBTQ community didn’t benefit from it’s sale, a bunch of het cis males did. And I get the anger there. They threw it together too fast, with little thought and it ended up making them look like they just wanted more of our money. When in reality, I truly feel like they try and keep putting things out for us because they want us to constantly feel rewarded by them. Not realizing that we’d much rather them take their time to really come up with a fair and meaningful product or idea then to just keep throwing out these half thought out and executed plans that end up disappointing more than exciting. It’s not that hard, have a limited number of jackets? Then spread them out amongst the stores. Don’t put them ALL in the London pop up and not send any anywhere else. That’s crap and poor planning.

The Christmas song being hyped was a big mistake. They shouldn’t have said a word about that unless it was finished. The She’s American video being hyped, and even snippets released, but all we got was a tweet reply to someone from Jamie that it wasn’t going to be released with no explanation. Same with the Christmas song, no explanation. Then Euro tour cancelled with a bull shit half assed apology and explanation that everyone saw right through. And now the Loving Someone video that could have been something really meaningful and wonderful….and it’s just the O2 Performance we’ve all already seen. You’re disappointed. I’m disappointed.

But here’s things we have to remember…

The band themselves DO NOT plan their schedule. Matty half the time doesn’t know where the fuck he’s going to be the next day. They rely on Jamie for this massively. He hasn’t just failed us with this. He’s failed the band. He was stupid and threw together tours without thinking because they think they have to constantly keep going. If he’d stopped for a minute to look at their ticket sales history, and sales numbers in the Euro places they were going to then he would have KNOWN that trying to book them in arenas wasn’t going to make them any profit and they’d probably end up owing venues, promoters etc money to make up for the poor sales. He would have KNOWN what they could sell there and what they couldn’t. It’s his job to know that. He also, would have seen that it falls during awards season….and if he had even the slightest feeling like they were going to be nominated for awards, then he shouldn’t have booked them anywhere. The entire Euro tour was poorly thought out and executed and is a HUGE embarrassment and mistake on Jamie’s end. Not the bands. Yes, the band probably had final say when it came to officially cancelling but Jamie didn’t really put them in a position where they could say anything other than to cancel. The announcement of the US tour not even an hour later was extremely bad planning. The rescheduled dates being nearly 6 months later was extremely bad planning. Jamie saying it’s The Brits but then rescheduling them in much smaller venues was honestly, just taking the fans for idiots and like they wouldn’t notice. Just because the majority of the fanbase is teenagers doesn’t mean they’re stupid.

I know you feel like the bands social media is almost all promo but at this point those tweets and IG posts are not coming from them but from their team. The guys aren’t very active on their social medias in general so that’s why it looks like that. Yes it’s annoying….but it’s also their jobs. If they don’t promote themselves who will? I think it’s made into a bigger deal than it should be.

The Loving Someone video was just the icing on the already disappointing cake this week has been. It’s been hyped and promised for weeks and could have really been a beautiful and moving outlet for them to really express how meaningful that song is to a lot of people. What we got was a performance video we’ve all already seen. It’s a missed opportunity and a big fail. I don’t know if they didn’t have the time or the budget to make an actual video. I don’t know. I just know it was a massive disappointment on top of a string of disappointments.

Jamie isn’t qualified to handle a band with this large of a fanbase and this serious of a schedule. He doesn’t need to go, because he truly does love this band. But they need a PR team and Jamie needs to be under the umbrella of a bigger management team that can advise him and take over when necessary. Because his massive mistakes and half-assed thinking is greatly affecting the fanbase and the reputation this band has worked tirelessly to build.

This is where I have to be a “Matty stan” and defend some things because I’m seeing a lot of people coming for Matty and saying he doesn’t care about the fans and he’s just money hungry. Saying he shreds fans who get tattoos or travel to see them etc. We all know how Matty has ALWAYS been. If he wouldn’t do it, he doesn’t get it. He’s always thought his fans were a bunch of weirdos but he’s never stopped appreciating and loving them. He wouldn’t get a tattoo for his favorite band so he doesn’t get why anyone else would. He wouldn’t travel across the world for a concert so he doesn’t get why anyone else would. It also stems from Matty’s DEEP self-loathing and wondering how the hell people care this much. But he has never stopped caring for all of us and I can’t sit here and watch people say he has. He cares almost too much at times to the point where it’s affected his health. Look at the way he looks at you when he’s on that stage. Look at the way he speaks to you and connects with you. Yes, he’s created a boundary between him and fans lately but he HAD to. He was giving too much and it resulted in him having nothing left to give to even himself. Artists HAVE to create boundaries between themselves and fans otherwise they’re going to burn out. You have to accept that. When he’s been tweeted about ridiculous pricing on merch, has he not then taken care of it so that the prices are lower the next shows? Has he not made sure to give extremely intimate moments to fans he knows have given so much to this band? He loves us too much most of the time. We are so lucky to have a front man who connects with his fans the way he does. Matty can’t be fake to save is life so when he thinks something is strange, he says it. He’s not trying to shame you…he just doesn’t get why people do it. But he doesn’t have to.

Last, try and remember what is the bands fault and what is their managements fault and don’t come for the band over things like their schedule and shit Jamie has said and done that have fallen apart. Hopefully lessons have been learned from this huge mistake and it’s never made again. It makes sense it’s left a bad taste in a lot of peoples mouths. I’m sure the band isn’t happy about all this either. Sometimes shit happens and there has to be some room for error. They’re not always going to be perfect but they work SO hard. They tour more than any band I’ve ever seen because they love us and want to be in rooms with us. If they didn’t love us, they wouldn’t do that.

Be mad. Be sad. Be disappointed. Let Jamie and Dirty Hit know how you feel. But don’t forget how much THE BAND loves us.

Secret Idol Relationship With Dawon

-loves you way too much you don’t even know. You guys are supposed to keep it lowkey but the way he stares at you from across the stage during music show endings/stares at you performing/looks at you when you pass by like even if people don’t know your dating, fans know ‘oh man dawon has it bad for her. he’s definitely crushing hard’. You’d have to tell him later when you’re alone like ‘babe ik you love me and all but steer your eyeballs away yeah?’ and his reply every time would be like ‘do i? i didn’t even realize,I guess I can’t help it, Im just so happy whenever i see you’ with a huge cheesy grin on his face as he steps slides his hands around your waist and alas, the staring problem never gets solved ever.

-You two have signals for each-other when on stage and jokes way too much- you warn him he can get the both of you caught if he keeps acting without thinking for ex. one time you joked on a radio show that you like guys who push their hair back and wiggle their eyebrows and he literally did that shit for a few seconds during performance a week after, or literally tells the host on weekly idol that his favorite group is your group and that he’s a big fan of you. For sure everyone and thier moms now knows that he has a crush on you now. Everyone would be like dawon is a  y/n’s fanboy-earning you alot of anti fans now so he had to shutup about you for a few months but either way he will always be known as your fanboy to the point where you guys got casted to be mc’s together for music core and dawons HIGHKEY SUPER HAPPY cuz now he can see his girlfriend for a good hour a day per week plus rehearsals before the show as well leaving you two to be in a room alone to yourselves where you know his skin ship will be off the roof. “we have 10 mins quick sit on my lap!” also does neck kisses and sudden smooches alot like chill dawon we gotta go through the script. Is super satisfied he gets to flirt since you two are the mc show couple because of the script and sometimes he does ad-lib and the staff is just like “we never told him to tell her she looked super sexy today?” and your just like omg dawon cut that out.

-During Isac, Fans sees him staring at you from like across the field like damn dawon you got a staring problem. Won’t come up and talk to you but other idols will push him towards you or mention you alot and he will just grin like ‘its fine. im good here.’ but once he sees a guy idol come to talk to you, he’ll forget about ISAC as a whole who needs to be productive anyways, he’s just stressing out on why there are so many guys on your team. You’d have to console him later when you meet up but a kiss is all it takes to get him happy again.

-Tweets hidden messages on twitter or would just caption a selfie like “missing you” while he’s sitting in bed with a toy plushie on his head (the one you bought him). Often post twitter videos of him eating the foods you like and caption it with a “Hopefully you’re eating well too”. Gets irritated when he hasn’t seen you for a long time so he calls you and tells you at like 4am he will be at the han river. It bothers him to haven’t see you for so long so when you do arrive, he will just bring you quickly for a hug as he pours out his feelings for the day. Eventually, out of all the members he will most likely want to reveal the relationship sooner or later so at that point where he’s upset from not being able to see you, he will sit you down and discuss about the decision to reveal. He will take responsibility for the hate and consequences but as long as he’s able to tell the world he loves you, he will do anything but because everyone knows he likes you, when you do people are like we knew it whats new lol.

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Bad Bob drops his gloves and takes on the press Part 2: Enter, George & Alicia

Well that first part certainly got more attention than I expected! I mean, I’m delighted, but wow!

So here we have the aftermath of Bob’s big interview. Buckle up, everyone, we’re heading to twitter!

(this somehow turned out longer than part 1)

  • The other Falconers are some of the first to respond. Jack is the baby of the team, even if he isn’t technically the youngest. They Adore Him.
  • Guy: “It’s amazing that the press thinks this is acceptable to do to a kid.”
  • Marty: “Bob’s story is haunting. if it were my kid, I’d be angry, too. Jack is a great player and a great person. He doesn’t deserve that treatment”
  • Tater: “my heart breaks for Zimbonni and his family. Jack is good friend and his Bitty Baker is as well.”
  • (this is actually the most pleasant of all his tweets. the rest were mostly him cussing out the press in both English and Russian)
  • (he gets really creative with the character limit, let me tell you)
  • (there may be a few “fuck you” poems in there. gotta love Tater)

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anonymous asked:

hi!! do u have any headcanons about neil and andrew playing on opposite pro teams and their "rivalry" and what happens when neil transfers to andrew's team???? (and how everyone finds out about them??) OR just in general lmao their life after college

i sure do, my friend [shows up ten years late to the bf rivalry posts], this has already been done about 500 times but i’m always a slut for more variations of things that i’ve already read, idk about you 

  • the minyard-josten rivalry is real and it is intense
  • everyone is super into it
  • andrew and neil are both on rival teams somehow??
  • neil accidentally almost says something super gushy about andrew because one of the reporters asked him if he knew about how well andrew was playing
  • neil actually thinks for a second and a brutal comment comes out of his mouth because andrew probably wouldn’t appreciate neil praising him very dramatically on live television
  • (neil calls him later and tells him how amazing he is and how he misses him while andrew just stays silent and occasionally raises the percentage)
  • the press is all over this
  • “what is going on with minyard and josten? is it complete and utter hatred?”
  • “well, they aren’t wrong. i hate you” neil just smiles and kisses andrew
  • but onto the rivalry
  • they play along in the beginning
  • the old foxes take “sides”
  • it’s amusing for all of them because they know that the “rivals” are (not) dating 
  • and one of them doesn’t give enough of a shit about exy to even have a rival
  • anyways, #teamjosten and #teamminyard are trending on twitter
  • it’s a shitshow, neil responds to all of the #teamjosten tweets with a “thanks for your support [praying emoji]”
  • he’s laughing and lying on the couch with his head in andrew’s lap while andrew is reading a book (in addition to running his hand through neil’s hair) and not “wasting his life away on twitter”

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“Love…For Better or Worse” …. Pt. 3

After I revealed that Moses and I are trying to have a baby, my friendship with Levi quickly dissolved. I thought that sharing the news with him and Dana would be for the best and give me the feeling of support I needed from my closest friends. Humph unfortunately, I found out the hard way that doing that shit would only lead to bigger issues. While Dana was still on the fence about our decision, she continued to stand by me. Once she gave her “two cents”, she let it go and said she had my back no matter what. Levi, on the other hand, lost his mothafuckin mind. When I came into work that Monday, his extra ass abrasively approached me with more of BS, trying to get me to change my mind. This went on for the rest of the week and progressively got worse each day that passed. He wouldn’t let that shit go, even after I asked him to drop it several times, and continued to make working with him virtually impossible. By the end of the week I had enough and told him that if he didn’t stop, I would have to put him on leave, (paid of course), until he either got it together or found another studio. He felt as though I crossed the line giving him an ultimatum and decided to quit. At first, guilt set in and even though he was clearly in the wrong, I felt terrible. We were friends for years and for shit to end the way it did, bothered me to no end. As much as this situation hurt, I couldn’t let it bring me down.

I landed an appearance on a popular modeling show for one episode as a stylist and guest judge. Moses and his old assistant Shea, who is now working for him again, came with me to Bridgeport. These past few days have been heaven thanks to Moses. Enjoying my time out here with him made me forget all about Levi and Nica’s phony asses.This trip was beyond perfect. I nailed my appearance on set today and even booked two of their supermodel hosts for major red carpet events. I was feeling great and couldn’t wait to share everything with my man. I practically ran in our suite, taking off my jacket and heels, and hurried into the kitchen where I figured he would be. He was there, looking pissed as shit though, accompanied by a worried Shea and a open bottle of Hennessy.

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okay hear me out: Neil as underwear model like

  • at some point he’s in a team that has a publicity deal with idk Nike and they have to wear Nike shoes
  • and Neil is pretty chill with that so when another clothing brand is like “hey we want u for publicity” he agrees
  • first it’s chill too bc he gets free clothes and Andrew is glad he’s not dressing like a hobo
  • and Neil is glad he doesn’t have to go shopping
  • So this keeps happening and he starts to get dragged into more clothing deals bc he looks really great and sales go up
  • Nicky calls incredibly excited the first time he sees Neil in a non exy magazine
  • He’s an example of casual sports outfit done right and every single fox thinks it’s hilarious
  • even andrew finds it ironic and mildly amusing
  • things obviously scalate to ridiculous levels and mafia gets involved bc that’s a given in aftg stuff
  • and next he gets offered a fashion photoshoot
  • and that’s not as chill
  • send free clothing for me to wear? nice
  • tell me when to wear it?
  • weird but okay, Allison does that too so
  • but actually posing with clothing and getting photos taken??? 

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anonymous asked:

Same foreign anon here: I saw someone say that Harry has more success than niall even though niall has been doing a lot of promo they said how its not even helping him and he isn't even close to having half the success that Harry has. what's your opinion on this?

Well, I just laughed out loud, anon.

I mean, it depends on how you measure success. By charting numbers “This Town” was never number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 (neither was Harry, he peaked at 4), but it was on the chart for 22 weeks.

Not bad for the one who barely got solos. Not bad for someone who was often seen as the sidekick little brother in the band. Not bad for someone whose solo rumors the Larrie fandom as a whole completely dismissed.

Here’s a longer answer:

First, anyone who thinks that all five men were/are on an even playing field in going solo is full of shit. So I can’t even take that assumption seriously. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows that Harry was always pushed as the most talented one, the frontman of the band, the one who “deserved” to go solo, etc. He has always had the largest amount of buzz behind him, undeserved or not. 

(Side, for a fandom that pretends to be interested in social justice, it’s like everyone forgets what privilege is when it comes to the solo careers of these five men. Harry is and has been the one in the most privileged position within the band. That’s not excuse making. That’s the truth. End of fucking story.)

Second, it seems like people are acting as if Niall’s promo is a bad thing? Niall’s out there working his ass off, which is making his successes look earned. While behind the scenes string pulling may be going on (Niall got radio support the first day “Slow Hands” was dropped, just like Harry and Liam), Niall is presenting the image of a humble dude who’s working.

Harry’s image is entirely different. His image is that of a rock God who sprung forth from Zeus’ forehead fully formed. Many of his “successes” have been purchased by his team. SNL before he ever performed jack? LOL. OK. His tour sold out so quickly in part because they did it before the album even dropped. They depended on people wanting tour tickets before they even heard the album. A slick way to generate buzz, and one that left a bad taste in the mouths of many. Niall’s team isn’t pulling anything similar.

A related subpoint–Niall’s out there appreciating his fans (thanking them the night before the Today Show even!) while Harry can’t be arsed to make a simple tweet thanking fans for jackshit. Saying Harry’s barely doing promo or is too good for promo seems like Harries making excuses for not being appreciated. (Hey, some people are masochists. I’m just not one of them.)

Third, Niall hasn’t even released an album. How do people compare an album (which is performing below predictions and *sold less in its first week in the UK than Olly Murs did*) to two singles?

Fourth, one of the ways to level the playing field and compare actual “success” would be return on investment. How much cost went into an album vs how much in sales came out of it. We likely won’t even have access to those numbers.

Fifth, we have no idea what long-term successes will be. (And again, how  do people define that?)

Six, if anyone in 1D–and I do mean anyone–ends up being more long-term successful than Harry, Harries will fall back on the excuse that he was “too deep” and “making real music” and “not interested in commercial success.” Anyone can twist it so their favorite looks like he’s doing the best.

The fact is, Harry has been compared to legends. Bowie, Prince, Jagger. He has been handed those comparisons. He hasn’t lived up to them. The fact that his own fans have to try to tear down Niall to build up Harry is proof that deep down, even they know that.

anonymous asked:

gonna need to hear Accent Rant Part II: Featuring** Draco Malfoy (**STARRING)


so you know whenever you watch a film set in England any time between the 1880s and the 1930s there’s always that one posh cock who says something rude and classist and demoralising to The Hero™ while wearing a dinner jacket and everyone TITTERS into their champagne flutes and you know, as you stare murderously at his perfectly parted hair, that he’s going to get his Comeuppance SOMEHOW, even if you have to drag YOURSELF through the celluloid to PUNCH HIM ON HIS ARISTOCRATIC NOSE?

Draco Malfoy sounds like that guy. 

just for example: Benedict ‘bite it… you have to bite it’ Cumberbatch in Atonement, Rupert Everett in pretty much anything, Jude Law as Bosie in Wilde, Achievable Goals Please Jeff in Pride, the classically handsome but predictable shitty one in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice (some of these examples don’t fit the bill re: horrid rich dude in a movie, but all of them fit the bill re: horrid rich accent in a movie, so whatever, sorry about it, Colin), every single person in The Riot Club, Jason Isaacs in Peter Pan, JASON ISAACS IN HARRY POTTER, which I will bring up again IN A JIFFY, any Conservative politician in any film – not to mention a great swathe of Tory politicians in real life, but ESPECIALLY Boris Johnson. 

actually, Boris Johnson is probably the best example, mainly for entertaining Parallel Life reasons (PLUS someone actually wrote him as Draco’s uncle/Minister for Magic in a fic once, which I would have found absolutely hilarious if I hadn’t read it the week after Brexit) – him or David Cameron, though I do like to think that Draco Malfoy is more of an Alarmingly Blond, Deceptively Intelligent Career Politician Cultivates Reputation As Eccentric sort of person than a Fucks Dead Pig Mouths sort of person, but then Boris Johnson is at least partly responsible for Brexit, so which is worse, really?

A N Y W A Y, if Draco Malfoy wasn’t a wizard, he’d have gone to Eton, gone to Oxbridge, and then taken up his father’s seat in the House of Lords because you can fucking bet the Muggle Malfoys would be hereditary peers or whatever. he would have only shown up for the votes on, like, rich people taxes, and spent the rest of his time as a member of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland fucking about and driving all the Lib Dems absolutely crackers.*

*can I just say right now that my political knowledge is extremely lacking, so if this paragraph reads like gobbledegook that’s because it probs is. 

in fact, all the shit I said about Justin Finch-Fletchley’s non-magic AU life? that would be Draco Malfoy’s non-magic AU life, except, unlike Justin, the magical version of Draco Malfoy’s life doesn’t have him ironically located at the bottom of the wizarding and wizard high school hierarchy. Draco Malfoy is the direct wizarding equivalent of Justin Finch-Fletchley’s non-magic AU life. like, canonically. the Malfoys are so rich they don’t work, they have a big, old mansion in Wiltshire, they’re OBSESSED with their own ancestry, and Lucius Malfoy throws money at the government and subsequently has the Minister’s ear despite a) not working at the Ministry, b) having little-to-no background in politics at all, and c) being a pretty much proven baddy. 

and, I mean, if Draco Malfoy isn’t the sort of person who would join a prestigious university drinking club whose Join Our Prestigious University Drinking Club hazing involves burning a £50 note in front of a homeless person, then who would? The Bullingdon Club is basically Young Death Eaters Assoc. (for the record, Draco is the one who’d write the tell-all memoir years later when all his old club chums are in positions of power in the government, Theodore Nott would be the one who rattled a dead pig and then became Prime Minister. I would also like to issue an apology for ever implying that Justin Finch-Fletchley would stoop so low as to shag deceased livestock. he seems like a nice enough chap.) 

anyway. Draco Malfoy is these levels of posh, is what I’m saying. Eton-Oxbridge-Westminster posh. Monty Python’s Upper Class Twit of the Year posh. ALSO, all of this + unnaturally blond hair Draco Malfoy is Magic Boris Johnson. (or maybe Lucius Malfoy is Magic Boris Johnson, in which case Voldemort is Nigel Farage and the war is Brexit. I’m living an AU where Harry decided to stay dead and Voldemort won. ha ha.) 

so yes, posh voice like Boris Johnson.

which begs the question: in a film series in which a good 90% of the characters speak Received Pronunciation English with a Definitive Upper Class Lilt regardless of how they should sound according to the book or, like, the laws of school catchment areas, WHY does DRACO MALFOY not sound POSH ENOUGH? HOW DID THEY MANAGE TO DROP THE BALL ON THIS??? why does Hermione Granger, muggleborn daughter of – I assume – middle class dentists, sound like the fourth Crawley sister, while Draco ‘my father bought seven state-of-the-art, outrageously expensive broomsticks just so I, a 12-year-old, would be accepted onto my school house team’ Malfoy sounds like he’s hanging out in the food court of the Croydon Ikea?

don’t get me wrong, I love Tom Felton. Young Me was utterly enamoured by the slicked back hair and the smirking, and he will always have a place in my heart for being so delighted by Drarry and taking the Lauren Lopez thing so fantastically and for reblogging that gay wizard app tweet. BUT DRACO MALFOY ISN’T POSH ENOUGH. NONE OF THE YOUNG SLYTHERIN DEATH EATER SPAWN, I.E. FUTURE BULLINGDON CLUB WANKERS, ARE POSH ENOUGH. IT IS INCENSING. (I have theories about why, and by ‘theories’ I mean one single theory which is absolutely correct, to do with accent and class and stereotyping and blah blah not Harry Potter-related things blah.) 

at least they managed it for Lucius. Jason Isaac’s intense, hissy poshness gives me LIFE. every time he says anything CUTTING (or what is considered cutting by these PG films) I’m low key like ‘…yesss.’ there’s no way that a snakes-head-cane-concealing-weapon-wielding, ponytailed, hanging-out-at-Downing-Street-whispering-things-to-the-PM-even-though-I’m-independently-wealthy-and-have-no-business-here MOTHERFUCKER would let his ONLY SON AND HEIR sound like anything less than someone who’d been frogmarched to young adulthood by twelve governesses with a silver spoon lodged firmly in every orifice and given elocution lessons from BIRTH. I mean

the only person – THE ONLY PERSON – in the Slytherin Squad who doesn’t let me down is THE OG PANSY PARKO in Prisoner of Azkaban. she has one line and she absolutely nails it. the upper-class drawl. the tone of utter boredom. the way she makes ‘Draco’ seem like a perfectly natural name the way few of the other characters manage. I can hear it, in my head, clear as a bell, like she’s right here in my room with me. “Does it hurt terribly, Draco?” incredible. living art. give Genevieve Gaunt and her strangely on-point name fucking Oscar. she is the posh we need to see in Slytherin house! the posh to which all others should aspire!! why wasn’t Genevieve Gaunt and her all-girls-independent-boarding-school-sexy-ambiguously-gay-bully drawl cast as Draco Malfoy?!?!?!

it’s only now that I’ve gotten to the end of this long, Boris Johnson-centric tirade on Draco Malfoy’s poshness that I’ve realised his TRUE Muggle equivalent is Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh: incredibly posh, tactful as a brick, quite racist, which you can blame on upbringing, someone somewhere will eventually start a religious sect believing he’s a divine being. I mean… it’s obvious. Prince Draco. Draco Malfoybatten. it’s all making SENSE!

for the record: Sirius Black also has this accent. carry on.

anonymous asked:

can i ask why u don't like her? i don't either but i wondered why u don't

I don’t like her for a lot of reasons but my biggest annoyance with her is the fact that she’s made to be this perfect person with no flaws and she feeds into it. Have you seen her instagram? It’s basically a photographers wet dream.You want to share photos of your kids, your bees, your flowers and whatever else go for it. But do not treat your children like props and please stop being fake. If you take a look at her twitter and her instagram can you find me one single photo that shows some sort of flaw? The kids are always smiling, they’re always poised and they never even have a stain on their shirt. They’re kids and you’re telling me they don’t get dirty? Here are some of my other reasons for disliking her…


Her twitter is usually pretty tame. She doesn’t post anything that could spark any sort of controversy, she rarely interacts with the fans and she knows when to tweet. By that she knows when Jared is getting attention and she’s just gotta bring it right back to her. Here are some examples x x x x  of her being judgmental or bringing the attention right back to her. Is smoking good? No. Is it good to do it around a child? No. But it’s not your place to judge that person! Who gives a shit how someone lives their life? Jared seemed to be having a great time at SDCC and she just had to point out that it was trending and that she missed him. You’ve never tweeted about SDCC before but now all of a sudden you’ve just gotta point out that it’s trending? Here’s a link to the article she mentioned in the one tweet. Are all Italians in the mob? No. Do all Russians like vodka? No. So please don’t paint all sorority girls with the same brush.


She’s been known to be inconsistent with her story but I like to call it her being a liar. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? To start the wedding photos, engagement photos and rehearsal dinner photos were all stolen. That’s a little odd because that was a shit ton of photos to be stolen and who could possibly access that many photos without someone alerting Gen or Jared? But wait! A couple years back she approaches the ladies of DLG and tells them how the photos were released with her permission and she chose which photos the photographer could put in her online portfolio. Did she tell the fandom as to stop people from thinking they were stolen? Nope. Set’s up a charity that supports equality but spends 90% of her time with a family that hates same sex marriage. She’s all for girl power but never about this before she had a girl. Now she’s so proud to be a female! It’s like having a girl is what truly made her a mom. Paleyfest rolls around (oh my God, those pictures of Jared kissing her are so bad!) and she tells the interviewer how it’s pilot season and she’s trying hard to book something. Couple months later and she’s pregnant with Tom. Oddly enough Jared told the fandom he wanted to wait to start a family because he wanted to be able to be home with the kids. Later down the road Jared says Gen wants to act but she’s busy with Tom and he’s lucky she’s putting her career on hold like that. Guess what happens? She gets pregnant again! She does a podcast and tells them how she’s just auditioned for the part in a TV show and wanted the fans to tweet said TV show about her getting the part. Then we find out she’s pregnant again! Anyone else seeing a pattern? She tells the DLG ladies that she doesn’t want to do cons, they just aren’t her thing and she doesn’t want to take away from Jared. Really???? Judging by JibCon and Asylum she LOVES being on the stage. She’s an attention seeking bitch. And please, she did not get high. That train story has gotten so fucked up that she actually tells a different variation of it to sound cool and give herself a bigger part in it than she originally had. The reason why she’s never had her own panel is because creation had gotten sick of asking her and her saying no. She’ll dress the boys and dogs up in Seahawks gear because that’s her team but when she goes to a game with Jared she wears HIS team. Logical.

Her Instagram fail:

This one should be obvious but I’ll explain why I cannot stand this woman’s attempt at a lifestyle blog. For one she’s making it seem like all these photos are completely candid and weren’t taken by an actual photographer. She’s using her kids, Jared and the fandom for her own personal gain and I find that to be disgusting. All the photos have the perfect caption and show off just the right thing to get the most amount of likes. She knows damn well the pictures with the kids will get the most likes so she posts them when she’s feeling needy and wants attention.She talks about how a “mylkshake” gets the kids to eat their veggies but doesn’t give them a sugar rush. But just last week she gives the kids ice cream and tells us how the sugar rush is real. I’m all for giving kids sugar but also giving them healthy food as well. She acts like she’s the only parent that does these things. My other favorite post of hers is when she talks about missing me time. At that point she attended her brothers wedding, went to a fashion show with her bestie, went to the zoo, had a couple workout dates with the bestie and also went to the beach with her trainer, bestie, besties beard and a disgusting homophobic pic. Not a lot of moms can do all these things and then have the audacity to complain about not having me time. Tells people how it can take a village to gets kids to eat properly. What in the actual fuck? People need to spend 600$ on a blender for kids to eat their vegetables? Why in the hell are you letting your kids dictate what they eat? Keep putting their vegetables in a blender and covering the taste with fruit and they’ll never eat them. Her friend Nicole owns her own baby food company and Gen just loves this! But Nicole often says not to mix fruits and vegetables so kids can learn to eat right without sugar being present. Here she agrees with a fan on how to avoid picky eaters but with her instagram all she’s doing is insinuating that her boys are difficult eaters. The kids rule that house while dads are in Vancouver. So, yeah. Her instagram is not a lifestyle blog for the average person. It’s a platform for her to show off her perfect life, perfect family and how much better she is than everyone else.


She doesn’t support Jared unless it’s to tweet that she’s proud of him. She didn’t even wear an AKF shirt! She admits that she didn’t do anything to prepare for the role of Ruby even though almost every single actor that comes on that show to be 2.0 or something says how they study the other person. All she did was take a character and ruin her and then complain when people had a problem with her rendition of the acting. It’s over the top or nothing with this girl. She can never just share a simple picture. She’s gotta have the perfect caption and she likes to try and fool people. Posts a picture of Jared and the baby making it sound like she just took the picture moments before hand. When actually it was taken the day they celebrating JJ. I absolutely hate how she spends JARED’S money on complete garbage. This bracelet cost almost 900$ and looks like a child could have made it. Yes, she does come from money but I seriously doubt that her parents are still giving her money to pay for her extravagant lifestyle. I believe she had a trust fund from her grandparents but I doubt that’s still there especially with he way she likes to spend money.

The fandom treats her like she’s made of glass and she’s right there with them because she loves the attention.Being made the victim is right up her alley.

Weekender, Chapter 2

Summary:   Jack hates conventions – the crowds, the noise, the forced socialization, but it’s a work thing that must be done. Enter Samwell Hockey Player, Eric Bittle, who attends the convention with a group of friends. Suddenly things begin to look up. Jack and Bitty meet at Falcs Fest. Flirting, shenanigans, and love ensue.  Chapter 1 here.  Also on A03.

“Everybody lock your bedroom door?” Bitty asked, double checking Señor Bun was in his bag as he stood by the green couch.

“Yes, mom,” everyone else replied in unison from wherever they were in the Haus.

“The Lyft is outside,” Ransom said standing by the front door, motioning to everyone to leave as he hauled his duffle bag over his shoulder. “So let’s go, go, go!”

Lardo locked the front door as Bitty, Holster and Ransom made their way to the car, loading bags in the trunk.

“I call shotgun,” Holster shouted and jumped into the front seat of the Lyft car, smiling at the startled driver.

“Adam. Pleasure to meet you,” he called out extending his hand.

“What did you pack, bro?” Lardo asked as Ransom climbed in with an overstuffed backpack.

“Just some stuff for Tater to sign: a couple jerseys, some bobbleheads, a few magazines, a couple pucks, a copy of his autobiography. Oh! A box of Wheaties with Tater on it…”

“Bro, stalker much?” Holster said as he turned to look back at Ransom.

“Listen, don’t judge,“ Ransom said waving a finger at Holster. "I can’t help it if the man is a hockey legend who deserves to be worshipped.”

“Take this man to church!” Bitty said laughing and pointing toward the highway.

45 minutes later, they were dumped in front of the Providence Hilton where a large banner hung outside welcoming everyone to Falcs Fest.

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i follow a few ppl who are in the ice hockey fandom and i like to imagine the exy fandom would be pretty similar. shipping the players, analysing every little move they make with each other (was that a wink? did he wink at him?!), 2 friends wearing the jerseys of the players they ship.

  • the foxes didn’t really have a huge fanbase until they beat the ravens arses and won the championship, but now there’s a lot more orange popping up in the stands, more merchandise, they’re being asked to do more interviews
  • and with a big fanbase comes ‘shipping’
  • none of them really notice anything, but Matt starts to get a few tweets about him and Neil
  • and you know Matt, he’s a sweetheart, he thinks they’re talking about his and Neil’s super awesome friendship ™ !!
  • he shows Neil like, ‘look, everyone can see that we’re best bros, bro!’
  • and Neil thinks it’s awesome, but nothing much else comes of it until they win a big match

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anonymous asked:

Hey, sorry I'm a total n00b, but what's the deal with everyone repeating the "phil kessel is a stanley cup champion" thing? Sorry to bother you! x)

So, it depends a little bit on who you ask, the actual origin is a little unclear, but it is, essentially, a rally cry and big “Fuck You” to all the Phil Kessel haters, of which there are irrationally many. You probably need some backstory about Phil for it to make more sense -

First off, Phil is a great player - specifically, a great goal-scorer and even through some of the toughest times, he has throughout his career managed to put up a lot of points. He’s not what people might call a “200 foot player” who does everything all the time, he’s not a jack-of-all-trades but more of a specialist. A specialist who scores a lot of fucking points.

He’s an olympian, he’s a cancer survivor, he’s dedicated as shit (like he misses a game or a practice waaaay less often than other people, i forget the exact stats but yeah, super dedicated), iirc he does good charity work, he’s reported to be a good guy by everyone who actually knows him.

Phil’s also not your typical hockey bro - he’s a bit soft spoken and he’s too ginger and too round-faced. While I and many others find him delightful, there’s a certain percentage of people who he just rubs the wrong way - which hey, fine, not everyone gets along! He’s maybe a little shy, a little awkward, and he’s maybe a little quick to get defensive/irritated - though in my personal opinion I’d be a much bigger bitch to people if I were as talented as he is and had my work ethic questioned and talked down to as much as he is.

For several years prior to this last season, Phil Kessel was a major player in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ team, but for a variety of reasons, the team’s management and the media there didn’t really click with his personality. I’m not a Leafs fan or anything so I’ve only heard a lot second hand, but they didn’t really have his back, put a lot of pressure on him and blamed him for the team’s continued failures (even though he was one of the only ones actually performing well and they really were doing a bad job managing the team as a whole) instead of letting him just be good at what he does. Plus there has been a lot of media bullshit talking about his temperament and his weight and his - i swear to god - eating of a hotdog (which is actually most likely completely fabricated, but it tells you the quality of journalism). He was supposed to be their star and they should have supported him and been proud, and instead they treated him like shit. I mean, this happens on a lot of teams to a lot of talented players, but Phil’s case has always been a bit strange because he still performs and people ignore it and continue to hate a lot.

Which is when the Penguins come in - last summer they traded for Phil Kessel - a move which had Phil haters crowing with glee that he was leaving their leafs and laughing at the Pens for doing something so “stupid”. There was a lot of horrified talk about how bad a choice it was, how big a waste of cap space it would be and how much they’d regret it and how he’d ruin the team. I’m exaggerating but I’m not.

Now, the Pens team culture is a different one, a little unique in the league. Some teams decide on a personality, a message, and a culture, and they try and mold players into conforming to their perspective - which, good, you need an identity, sure, but several teams take it too far - to the level of making players all get short haircuts and be clean shaven and such things (creeps me the fuck out). Usually comes with a very authoritarian and narrow-minded coach who thinks their personal winning way is the only winning way. Which, will get results, to a certain degree, it’s true. As a personality psychologist, I can tell you that’s a huge waste of human talent though, especially at this level. You don’t want a team made of robots, you want to coach and manage your team so that the things that make your individual players special and above and beyond are the things that fit together. You make careful combinations so the jagged edges balance each other out, become complementing strengths, and letting the best features flourish and shine. The Pens are a great example - especially with the addition of Sully’s coaching style - of how to really play to your strengths. To not try and force guys to be something they’re not, to save their energy for their best features. The Pens kindof have to be like this - you couldn’t have guys like Malkin and Crosby on a team if you weren’t willing break a few molds.

The Pens embraced Phil and all his personality ‘quirks’ and took off the bullshit pressure gave him places to shine, to make his best talents a priority and not ask him to do things that aren’t. And he fucking did it, he flourished. He did good work all season, and when they came through the playoffs he lit it the fuck up! He led the team in points - 10 goals, 22 points in the playoffs. Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe because he was also an amazing leader and a play maker for others in addition to scoring points himself during their run, but many people agree Phil was just as much a contender for it. They would never have won without him. He has worked so hard for so long and put up with so much shit, and when you put him on a great team that embraced him (and the guys really have embraced him, they make a point to talk about his accomplishments and call him “Phil the Thrill” and cheer him on when he doesn’t meekly lay down and take people’s bullshit because his team actually finally fucking has his back - e.g. them cheering him in the background when reporters were asking about his salty team USA tweet)

So, what it comes down to, is when someone says “Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup Champion”, they’re saying fuck you, everyone who trashed him, who treated him like crap and then threw him away. It’s all of us who think he’s great showing our solidarity and pride in him for proving them wrong.

Because he is.

Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup Champion

And nobody can say he isn’t.

Fun Facts About Extended Avengers Family Part II

Part I Part III

One year, Clint knit scarves for everyone. Everyone. If you wonder what he is doing in the air vents, that’s it. He knits.

Steve is a social media addict. He has millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram and it is full of pictures and tweets about other team members. He also has a snapchat which is just Tony doing random things.

Tony, Bucky and Thor’s pyjama parties are a big thing in the tower, everyone is invited but it is always hosted by them. Thor braids Bucky’s hair while Tony paints the other’s nails.

Helen Cho is the best friend of Betty Ross and they have their own place in the tower.

Clint and Steve argued over how they are not cuddle bears. Tony and Bucky dared them to not cuddle someone for a week and they both lost the second day.

Vision helped Tony get JARVIS’ software back. He is not fully JARVIS yet but the funny thing is he is picking up personality traits from everyone in the tower this time.

Wanda is obsessed with Sam’s mothers cookies. Everyone is obsessed with them but Wanda alone eats more than Thor and Steve combined.

Tony once opened the Tower to the kids from an orphanage. It was the busiest Tower has ever been but the smile on the children’s face was enough.

One month, they have three weddings in a row. Because Clint can’t get the courage to ask Bucky marry him before he sees Wanda and Vision get married and Steve can’t get the courage to ask Tony before Bucky and Clint does. Impromptu weddings all around the tower!

Natasha, Pepper and Jane opened up a ballet course for kids with disabilities. Thor and Tony are their number one visitor.

Tony and Darcy are best of bros. Their sense of humour gets more twisted when they are together but no one dares say anything.

Everyone goes along with Pietro’s habit with drinking juice from the carton. Also milk. Also eating peanut butter from the jar with a spoon.

Steve doodles on everything. Important SHIELD papers? Here’s a picture of Clint with Lucky! Napkins for a fancy dinner? Let’s draw Tony and Bucky wrestling! SI contracts? Yes it needs a picture of Thor eating ice cream!

After deciding that Bruce was a shitty baker, he and Steve had a bake-off and the goal was to bake something that even Thor wouldn’t eat.

Tony came up with this humiliating Welcome To The Team bags. They have oreo cookies, bandaids and condoms in them. Also an action figure of Captain America and Iron Man kissing. New recruits don’t find it amusing.

Rhodey is a champ at card games. Not poker or bridge. Like, Uno cards, Skip-Boo, something fun.

Peter Quill is a very good friend of Tony. Guardians came over for every freaking Thanksgiving.

Helen Cho got drunk for the first time with Darcy and Clint. It was hilarious to see her like that but Steve didn’t think so.

Sam and Bucky love solving Sudokus. There is always a Sudoku lying around in the common room.

The first time Steve and Bucky watched Up, they were alone at the tower. Team came home to see two supersoldiers crying into each other’s shoulders.

T'Challa always comes with a different kind of coffee or chocolate when he comes to visit. Tony is looking forward to those days.

Team doesn’t have the concept of yours or mine. After every freaking laundry someone’s socks ends up in another one’s room and really no one cares. It’s a normal occasion to see Rhodey with Natasha’s slippers or something.

Avengers Tower is Nick Fury’s least favourite place on the planet. Literally, every single person he can’t stand lives together and he is not amused by Clint and Sam living under the same roof.

Bucky, Rhodey and Natasha are Netflix junkies. Tony has access to everything but they still got happy when a favourite movie gets uploaded to Netflix.

Scott sometimes brings Cassie over and holy shit everyone is a professional kid snatcher. Like, he leaves Cassie with Natasha but then he finds her in Tony’s lab with Pietro, playing fetch with Dum-E.

Sam is the only one who likes country music in the team. Of course he can’t out loud when he hears ten or so people start booing.

Bucky is an amazing singer and he and Tony always have this ridiculous performances together. You should see the Thanksgiving dinners.

Bruce Banner binge watched Six Feet Under and there was that one time Tony was scared he was going to get green because he spoiled the finale.

Pietro is allergic to caffeine so once Tony drinks decaf instead of his beautiful coffee and he doesn’t understand why five mugs of coffee doesn’t work. He asks JARVIS to run every kind of medical test. When he notices what happened he gives Pietro the cold shoulder for a week.

Jane loves boardgames. But she loves buying them. She buys them and puts them in a corner and never plays with the team. She doesn’t have a suicide wish.

Tony and Steve’s anniversary is also the time team first got together. So they spend the day together with the team and at night everyone leaves them alone.

Once they binge watched all of the Steven Spielberg movies and Tony and Darcy were the last ones standing.

Bucky’s showers take hours. He goes into shower saying five minutes in the mornings and comes out just before lunch.

The fans are hurting (Sit down, we will talk)

I know I’m supposed to write a review about last night’s ep but this has to come first. I was so freakin’ exhausted last night that decided to hit the sack and watch the replay this morning, as usual I had to take a quick (take note, QUICK) look at Enca’s official twitter page (I don’t hang around their FB page that much since Twitter people makes more sense, lol!) I was kinda expecting that AB was going to make it to the trending topic last night and I’m surprised that it was KyRu and YA who made it to the 8th spot, I scanned the tweets from last night and I am actually kind of not expecting how the fans are reacting with the possible AleBarro come back, guess what? Some are disliking it, most people don’t care, and some really wanted them back together and I couldn’t blame them.

Going back to my post questioning what happened to Encantadia: (just in case you haven’t read it yet)
I haven’t really mentioned what was the root cause of all the mishaps that happened in the show right? As I was re-reading everything that I wrote in that post, I feel like I am being unfair—unfair in the sense that I kept pointing out stuff, ranting about other actor’s performance, shit like that that I failed to point out what really caused all of these. Maybe I was in denial that time, maybe I was just throwing all of my frustrations at Arra way too much because I couldn’t do that to Kylie. Yes, as much as I hate to admit this, I’m not going to be deaf and blind anymore and continuously deny that it was Kylie who really brought the entire show down. I thought by writing that three part response to Kylie’s “The Blue One” I can finally move on and just enjoy the rest of the show, but seeing how everything’s turning right now, I want to take back everything I said in that post. But of course I’m not going to do that. I love Amihan, always and forever, but sometimes I do want to sarcastically thank Kylie for everything she did to Amihan and Encantadia. Now before y’all react violently kindly read the entire post.

Firrst up, the show started great, Kylie was at the peak of her career, YA was sailing smoothly and this happened—an unpleasant surprise as it seemed, Kylie’s pregnancy really took a toll on the show, no matter how many times they deny it, no matter how much they shove to everyone’s faces that they are consistently trending and at the top spot, no one can deny how badly the show turned out after Kylie left the show. The prod’s mistake was making Amihan the center of the Enca-verse, maybe the pressure took a toll on her, who knows what was really happening behind the camera? Maybe she was just in-love like she said? As a person, I’m not gonna be one-sided and not listen to the other version of the story, but I am figuratively speaking as a fan, and as a fan who waited ELEVEN FUCKIN’ YEARS, I’m not happy, I am not satisfied, I dread of what’s gonna happen in the next two weeks. Everyone including me were pointing fingers at Arra when clearly the girl is just doing her job, I’m still not impressed with her performance but she wasn’t the first to kill Amihan—it was Kylie, she murdered Amihan so badly, the writers made it worse when they chose to go on with the show instead of listening to the fans’ advices to just end the first book at that, take a break and resume when Kylie is ready to work again, or if that’s not possible, at least take a break so Arra will have more time to study her character and improve her acting, that way, the fans would have been more excited, lastly it was Arra who brought the show down to it’s worst with her unconvincing performance. I hate the prod for not listening to their fans, I badly want to ask DMR why did he take such huge risk of choosing someone who clearly can’t fill in what Kylie left in the show. Is that a way of insulting Kylie? Is that their way to express how disappointed they were because everything they have planned were shelved? Seems like it to me. Recently you may have noticed that I’m not raving or ranting the show a lot like in the previous episodes, because I want the show to just end,  I have very little hopes of Kylie returning to the show, I am already predicting who’s gonna end up with whom in the finale and it hurts so much that I just want to fast forward time and get it over with. Marian’s return brought back my enthusiasm, true. But it was only temporary, even if it was a wise decision to bring back Marian in the show, it still didn’t cover up the lacking that only Kylie can fill in, it still didn’t hide the fact that this is no longer the show everyone loved. Why? Come on YA, at he end of the day, it’s all because of Kylie.

I believe Kylie leaving the show wasn’t her decision in the first place, but the decision she made in her personal life prompted the prod to kick her out. I know I have no right to comment anything about her personal life because I know nothing, but for me, you don’t have to “know someone” to distinguish what are the things that’s going to affect another in a negative way, the success of the show relied solely on team work, so when Kylie got pregnant while the show is still airing, it was like a chain reaction, the writers had to come up with a plan B to keep the story going and it’s not an easy task, and it’s hard to come up with a good story in a short amount of time, but then again, going back to number one, this wouldn’t happen if they decided to take a break. For the other side, of course when you’re living in with someone, the possibility of the girl getting knocked up are high, so don’t ever think that it is unexpected because the fact that you’re doing it, whether you are living in or not, well you know the rest…

Fine, let’s not dwell on that and move on they said. This is just a show they said, the story does not only revolve around Amihan, is that so? People gave this whole sarkosi plot a chance, but then again it only angered the fans because Arra is not giving justice to both Ariana and Amihan. This is the very reason why everyone’s demanding for Ariana’s death and Amihan’s return, I’m betting you guys a hundred percent the prod is not satisfied with Arra’s performance and they are probably regretting for choosing her. The YbriAna team up depended solely on Ruru and adding Joross in the picture did not help at all, unfortunately even if they showed hints of a possible AleBarro come back, they still didn’t get the reaction that they were expecting from the fans, people want Amihan, people demand for Kylie and I will be surprised if Kylie did not feel guilty at some point for disappointing her fans, although I believe she mentioned she was in that three-part post, with all honesty, if you ask me—well she should be. Knowing that her fans are still fighting for her even if the chances are extremely low she should be, she should feel responsible for all the chaos that’s happening in the show, I will stand firm on my decision to hold on to the YA ship, I will still hold on to that 0.00001% of Kylie’s return to the show even if it’s just the final episode, y’all know I too fought hard for Kylie, I fought hard for the YA ship, I fought for the entire show, but I’m getting tired see? All I ever want right now is an ending that’s worth the watch, I hope the entire team will not disappoint, because even if the show isn’t over yet, I have already come to this point that I have realized that this show is not worth the wait.
Please do take note that I wrote this from an Encantadia fan’s perspective, I did my very best not to stray and hit Kylie personally because that is not my intention, I don’t care about her personal life (or even Ruru’s), but I care about the show because this not just a show to me, it held so many happy memories in the past and I’m just angry that instead of reliving those memories, everything is just so…tainted.