“Lil.” His voice cracks. “Why are you crying?” He rubs my tears with his thumb, concern and hurt crossing his beautiful face.
“I don’t deserve you,” I say softly, our legs tangled together.
His glare could murder a family of geese, but the familiar sight is more than comforting. “Then we’re two undeserving individuals because I sure as hell don’t deserve you, Lily Hale. You help me every day stay sane and sober. I couldn’t live this life alone.” His thumb skims my wet cheeks. “And you know what?”
“What?” I whisper.
“The world went and fucked itself because the two most undeserving people got more than they deserved.”
EXPLAIN THE REASON WHY (warning: my explanation is kinda long)
I almost cried when you posted how happy you were that Moana had your nose and your hair. I know representation matters, but I got to see through your eyes today exactly how it can effect poc. I have seen white people on tv and in movies my whole life so I am greatly privileged. But finally, you will have someone who looks like you and you can relate to and you and I just can't tell you how happy I am for you and other woc who can see themselves in this new disney princess.
This is my favorite message EVER. Really.
I’m never one to cry because a cartoon made me so happy, but when I saw Moana’s face for the first time, I’ll admit that I cried a bit. A lot, actually. I was happy with Lilo and Nani, and I am so happy with Moana. I was so happy to see her designers give her the very traits that I was teased for growing up.
I’m pretty sure everyone who knows me by now is well aware of how proud I am to be Polynesian. It’s everything to me, and because there aren’t any Polynesians where I live, I have to make more noise about my culture so that my peers aren’t totally unaware lol. Representation has always been important to me, but man, when you hit as close as my culture and even my physical characteristics, that’s pretty much when I feel affected by it enough to cry about it.
I can finally display this cheeky duo together!
My friend picked up Lilo from the Disney Store in Manchester while I was working today and I’m so happy!
Lilo is perfect and her hair is so thick and lovely, it needs a little styling but for now it’ll do. Her little sandals are adorable and her bag can be used to store things!
She looks very happy with my interactive talking Stitch my nana picked up a while back for 50p!
Why I think they planned an early release of Drag Me Down on Tuesday
Remember when Louis tweeted that random happy tweet after OTRA Minneapolis and before OTRA Kansas City?? And we were like ok Louis what’s going on. Why are you so happy and excited?
And then he was a happy jumping bean in Kansas City? OH YEAH and remember the epic wet LILO moment of our dreams???? Louis was so crazy happy and we were still confused as to why. What could possibly have happened??
I think sometime between the MN and KS shows, maybe on Tuesday July 28th, they decided to drop the new single early. Since the iTunes download had an August 7th release date listed, I think they had planned to release Drag Me Down next Friday the 7th. But I think the news of Zayn’s record deal with RCA breaking and Zayn “dragging” the boys with the #realmusic hashtag, prompted them to push the release a week earlier. How could they miss out this mutual promo opportunity??
And judging from how good they sounded tonight, I’d say they’ve been rehearsing Drag Me Down, at least since Tuesday.