19 January: Official Danielle/Louis break-up announcement in the Sun
20 January: Daisy likes first pic of Eleanor on Instagram; Over the next month, she liked 32 different posts and pictures; Phoebe liked 9
20 January: Eleanor posts a picture to Instagram from the UK
22 January: Eleanor likes video of Gigi posted by Tommy Hilfiger like she was still promoting the brand/show
28 January: Eleanor posts instagram story from a hotel in the UK; Had drinks with uni friends there
29 January: Louis refollows Eleanor on Instagram; Russell, his manager, followed a minute later
30 January: The Sun & Mail write articles reintroducing Eleanor
4 February: James Arthur announces on Twitter he’s friends with Louis and just “hangin out” with him; Update Accounts report Harry was at LAX on his way to London
8 February: The day of the Tommy Hilfiger show; Eleanor didn’t attend, but Max did; Louis was in the studio
9 February: Her own UAs are confused about why she didn’t go to the Tommy show, especially since Max did
12 February: James Arthur starts following an Eleanor UA on Twitter
13 February: Louis on the James Corden show; Harry is papped in London
16 February: Eleanor follows Louis on Instagram and likes his selfie; Louis likes Eleanor’s selfie posted months ago of her in the same brand/design as the shirt Louis was papped in, also on the 16th; James Corden then followed Eleanor on Twitter late that night
19 February: The Sun writes an article “1D Star Louis Tomlinson Rekindles Romance with Ex-Girlfried Eleanor Calder” saying they’d been secretly spending time in LA together and she missed the Tommy Hilfiger show specifically to spend time with Louis.
What does all of this mean?
The effort that went into reintroducing her to this fandom using the actors in the current promo narrative (James Corden, James Arthur) is profoundly contrived. His own sisters accounts set the stage HOURS after the official break-up announcement of his “relationship” with Danielle. The ink wasn’t dry on the print edition of the Sun before Elounor 2.0 had begun.
They set the stage for the James Arthur reconciliation, too. Louis included him in an Instagram post on 4 February. Then, a week later, James Arthur’s twitter account happens to follow an Eleanor update account? @God why.
Louis followed Eleanor on Instagram on 29 January. His new “manager,” Russell, who had been on promo stops with him, followed her a minute later.
Then, on 6 February, James Corden and Louis announced Louis was coming on the show on 13 February. Then on 16 February, James followed Eleanor on Instagram late at night..
Even Harry’s flight out of town his own Update Accounts all knew about was part of this puzzle, too. He left town right as the 2 week window of Eleanor’s absence from social media began. Eleanor uses Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat religiously, including documenting her travel to and from London to other parts of the world. This just happens to be the one time in the last 18 months she hasn’t done that. She was also not included in any social media posts by her own friends in LA, so if she was there, did she spend 2 weeks surgically inserted up Louis’ asshole? That’s sure what they want you to believe!
But not even her own UAs are buying it.
They’ve been building a low level reintroduction campaign on social media with his sister’s accounts. Then, they added the additional layer of Louis’ and Eleanor’s social media account. They got relevant, timely actors currently doing promo with Louis to follow her and one of her update accounts. Harry got out of town in true 2013 style, to attend business with Jeff on another continent. Eleanor went ghost on social media, another 2013-2014 tactic. They set up a series of plausible events if you look at the surface, easy to write an article about without looking wildly false. And when all else fails, they’ll lie. That’s the ball game.
And this is nothing to say of the actual images involved here beyond the strategy behind it. I’m just going to quote @conscious–ramblings here.
Imagine splitting up with your long term boyfriend after while you dated he told everyone he wouldn’t marry you, and a year later cheated on you publicly. Imagine him then publicly going out constantly with different girls, spreading it all over social media to everyone you both know. Then imagine he knocks up one of the randoms he’s been out with once and her cousin tells everyone who will listen that he was dating the girl while he dated you. Then while he ignores pregnant girl and won’t talk to anyone about it, he starts dating someone else (who looks a bit like a budget version of you mixed with a budget version of his sister). Then after new girl publicly cheats on *him* he slides back into your DMs the next week.
IMAGINE explaining to your mates you are taking him back, let alone the whole world.
So yes, it’s contrived. Yes, it’s annoying. But it’s pretty transparent, too, so don’t give them the power of reacting emotionally if you can. Mock it. Ridicule it. Call out the bullshit. Shove the facts back down their throat. That’s how we get through this.
-The guitar riff during sincerely me when Ben goes “I also miss our talks”
-The chorus picking up in waving through a window at the end when he goes from “will I ever make a sound” to the chorus again
-“HEY HEY HEY” in sincerely me
-Ben’s giggle in For Forever
-The tone of voice when he says “he’s come to get me”
-His awkwardness in if I could tell her when she starts to leave “I’m just trying to remember the best ones”
-“you looked really pretty- uh I mean it looked pretty cool”
-Basically all the emotions in words fail like Jesus christ belt your heart out but be careful of your vocal chords
-The fact they actually had Heidi be a mom in so big/so small cuz she’s singing to him on the couch and holding him, they’re weren’t destroying that link because he’s supposed to be a senior in high school, it just solidifies the fact that he’s vulnerable and he will always be his mom’s son, her little boy who wondered if there was a truck that was gonna take his mom away too
-In words fail when it backs back up into waving through a window Jesus christ that kills me everytime
-Just the “No, I’d rather pretend I’m something better than
These broken parts
Pretend I’m something other than
This mess that I am
‘Cause then I don’t have to look at it
And no one gets to look at it
No, no one can really see” kills me everytime
-When Ben belts out the word face in for forever
-When he sings step into the sun at the end of words fail
-Also when he sings “I know” in a words fail just mmm good
-Ben singing the “Stop it, stop it! Just let me off!” bit in Good For You
-“right there, right there, riiIIIGHT theerree” in words fail, just fills me with emotions
the radiant soft
pink glow on his skin he always gets (mostly those adorable cheeks) when he’s
cosy and warm in Even’s arms under their duvet
discussions about anything and everything, what they’re gonna do that day, how
their homework is going, when they’re next visiting parents. just cosy domestic
stuff that Even loves.
breakfasts, sometimes over their second hand kitchen table and sometimes in bed,
where they share sleepy smiles and nudge each other’s knees playfully while
around their flat (if you could even call it that), as close together as two
people could possibly be, the sides of their heads resting together and their
arms wrapped like vines around the others waist just listening to each others
breathing and their hearts beat because neither of them are awake enough to
Isak whining that
they don’t need to get out of bed and meaning Even sets alarms ten minutes
earlier now to accommodate Isak’s need for snuggle time
half arsing dinner
and just ordering take out or giving up with it all together because they just
want to lie down and recharge from the day’s events and how bad can it be to
skip a dinner here or there
Isak falling asleep
literally anywhere if he’s tired enough. over the kitchen table, sat in the
school cafeteria, that one time Isak had been in the shower too long for even a
17 year old boy and Even went in to check on him and it turned out Isak had sat
down under the shower and fallen asleep there despite (or maybe because of?)
the warm water raining down on him
when Isak’s tired
his brain gets things muddled up and his sentences sometimes come out backwards
and he doesn’t even realise (like the time he asked Even if he’d homework’d his
finish and Even said he didn’t study Finnish and they both stared at each other
in confusion for a solid 60 seconds). most of the time Even can figure out what
he means thankfully
experiences with Tired™ Isak:
Isak getting overly
emotional about everything, with all logic going out the window. homework unfinished? Isak is psyching himself out
into thinking he’s going to fail all his classes. Even looked at him strangely?
Even is realising Isak is a mess and he doesn’t have time for him. Isak burns
dinner? he’s an impossible human being it’s no wonder his family fell apart
when he can’t even cook a simple omelette. you get the idea.
Isak’s temper going
from 0-50000 real quick. but his face always crumples before he’s even finished
snapping and snarling (or shouting on the odd occasion)
having to wrap Isak
up in so many layers and blankets because when he’s tired Isak cannot keep the
cold from his bones and constantly shivers and shakes even when it’s a warm day
holding Isak close
in the small hours of the morning while he tries to sleep, rubbing Isak’s back
and stroking his curls and sometimes even rocking him gently, just wanting to
help his exhausted boy sleep
the few times it got
so bad that Even woke up to Isak shaking against him trying not to cry and when
Even gathered him closer still his heart breaking when the tears spilt over
Isak’s cheeks and he choked out I just
want to sleep
terrifying night that Even can’t think about even now without breaking into a
sweat. he’d woken up to the sound of retching and stumbled across to their
small bathroom and found Isak hugging porcelain with a half empty bottle of
sleeping pills on the floor.
for a wild second
Even thought it was a suicide attempt and he was horrified that he’d missed
warning signs that weren’t there, but when he dropped to his knees Isak choked
out an apology and the tears spilled over (whether it was from the stress of
vomiting or the emotional strain is still unknown) and he kept repeating that
he was so tired and he just wanted to sleep. that was when Even took matters
into his own hands and made Isak a doctor’s appointment
the many a night
that Even woke up and through bleary eyes saw Isak lying awake next to him just
staring blindly up at the ceiling
Isak not being mentally
present at all for short stretches of time. sometimes he’ll even space out
midsentence, to the extent that Even’s wondered if maybe Isak is having absent
seizures rather than just being too exhausted to function
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