By Jen Juneau•@wordswithjen Posted on January 18, 2017 at 4:05pm EST
Being a parent has changed Louis Tomlinson — just not musically.
“I don’t think it’s changed [my] writing too much … It’s not as if I’m writing songs about [my] son — I mean, I love him, obviously,” the One Direction member said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM about how he has changed since becoming a dad to son Freddie Reign, who will celebrate his first birthday on Saturday.
“It’s affected how I am as a person a little bit,” continues Tomlinson, 25. “I’d like to say it’s made me a bit more mature — I don’t know if that’s actually true.”
While writing lullabies isn’t on the first-time father’s to-do list at the moment, he admits he has exposed his son to a little bit of his musical prowess.
“I’ve sang to him a couple of times,” Tomlinson says. “They are nice lullabies.”
Speaking of new music, the singer says he thinks “it’s nice” when he hears the solo work of former bandmate Zayn Malik, whose collaborative single “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” with Taylor Swift is currently heating up the airwaves.
“I think we’ve got to a point now where you can just really be happy for each other,” he shares. “Things have happened in the past, of course … [But] it’s great. And his first song is an absolute smash.”
Tomlinson says he considered taking a break from music after his mother Johannah Deakin‘s tragic death from leukemia in December. And though he admits he isn’t comfortable talking too in depth about it, he does recount his mother’s wish for her son before she died.
“When I first found out about the news, I did want to throw the towel in,” he shares. “But it was [my] mum that said to me that I just gotta keep going. She told me very sternly that she wanted me to.”
“So I’m not doing it for her, but we’re doing it for each other,” Tomlinson continues. “It was tough, but I felt like it was nice for me to have a little send-off.”
Though Tomlinson — whose first solo song “Just Hold On” with DJ Steve Aoki was released in December — is open to the idea of one day expanding his family, he is content focusing on the present for now.
“Definitely, in the future, yeah,” he says of whether he wants more children. “But at the moment … I’ve got Freddie and I’m trying to stay career-driven.”
How the Revival Should’ve Happened Using Scenes from the Revival
I’m keeping some aspects from the revival:
When Rory first comes back to Stars Hallow in the beginning we see her dejected and sad because she realizes she has to move home now.
She goes to London for some last ditch effort to save her journalism career and runs into Logan. There she sleeps with him (they use a super duper strong condom) and Odette calls his phone. Rory asks him who she is and Logan confesses he is engaged. Realizing she did this with Dean all those years ago, she tells him they can never see each other again.
She goes back to her childhood home and moves in. She walks around town and everyone tells her how nice it is to have her back.
She constantly tells everyone that she’s not back! Even though she knows it is. She uses this time to freelance articles for some major magazines, takes a small job at the local book shop and runs the Stars Hallow Gazette.
Jess comes back into town because he has to help Liz and T.J. from the cult they joined. He visits Luke and all the while looks around to see if Rory would show up anywhere. He winds up in the bookstore and sees Rory reading at the cash register. He makes a remark about the author and Rory is stunned but happy to see him. She rushes to hug him and ask him how he is. They develop a friendship and she tells him about her woes.
He tells her to write a book, he’ll help her get in touch with any of the big publishers. She agrees. But as she begins to write her new book, Conde Naste calls for an interview.
She goes to New York and this time runs into Logan AGAIN. He asks her out to dinner. She reluctantly agrees. The Death and Life brigade crash their dinner and take her out for a wild night. By the end of the night, Jess’s words are echoing in her mind, about who she is, who she isn’t, etc. She tells Logan goodbye and good luck on his marriage.
When she gets home, she tells Lorelai about her failed Conde Naste meeting. She gets into a fight with her mom about the book and stays with Lane for a few days, where she gets to bond with Lane and learn more about her life. Her we also see her taking care of Lane’s kids. While she’s here, Paris comes to visit because Paris couldn’t reach her by cellphone (horrible reception in Stars Hallow). They’re going to Chilton to do some speeches. Lane and Paris have fun bickering.
Meanwhile, Lorelai confronts Jess about the advice he gave Rory. How dare he, she says. Jess says he’s always had Rory’s back and that he would never do anything to hurt her. Luke comes home and overhears this. He gets angry at Lorelai about this and anger about the surrogacy thing (he knows he’s not going to have sex with any of them because he’s not a dolt and knows what surrogacy is).
Lorelai, appalled, goes to Sookies but Sookie is too busy with the kids and doesn’t have enough room for Lorelai. She winds up at her mothers because she refuses to go home. Her mother and her fight and Emily tells Lorelai how selfish she is being. Lorelai wants to leave Emily’s house but knows she can’t because her mother is all she has right now. They bond over the death of Richard and we get a BEAUTIFUL scene about the funeral and how sad it was a WONDERFUL eulogy.
There’s some tension filled breakfast/lunch/dinners. Lorelai runs every time she sees the DAR, and hides in a closet, there she finds Emily also hiding.
“What are you doing here?” asks Lorelai.
“Same thing you are, now SHHH or those harpies will hear us.”
Emily sits in her LAST DAR meeting and remembers Lorelai told her to follow her heart so she makes a scene at the meeting with the trophy wife and leaves. Lorelai and Emily talk about their next steps and Lorelai brings up Emily’s history degree. Why not do something with that?
Emily finds herself working at a museum.
Back in Stars Hallow Luke and Jess are having a talk about Rory and Lorelai and how the Gilmore Girls are a force to be reckoned with. Luke asks if Jess still loves Rory and at first Jess denies it, but Luke eventually gets it out of him.
Lorelai finally goes home after her mother’s advice and finds Luke. She stumbles upon Luke and Jess talking about how much Jess loves Rory and Lorelai realizes that no one will love her like Jess.
She barges in and talks to Luke about their life and decides that they should get married and so what if they can’t have kids, they have Rory, April and even Jess. They start to plan their wedding.
Jess finds Rory and tells her about the wedding. Rory, overjoyed, rushes home and her and her mother make up. Both Luke and Lorelai stay mum about Jess’s feelings, wanting Rory to make her own decisions.
The four of them have dinner together and April is there as well. Through dinner Rory sees Lorelai and Jess making small talk and all their jokes align. In fact, Lorelai and Jess get along great. Rory can’t stop looking at Jess. April notices and later asks Rory in her bedroom.
“Do you have the hots for our er…cousin - brother?”
Rory, appalled, denies it… “We’re not blood related,” she mumbles. April agrees and says she’d never be happier than to see her siblings together.
Rory tells her to stop calling it that!!
The day of the wedding is fast approaching and everyone is busy. Jess is staying in stars hallow (going back and forth really) and helping out with the Gazette while Rory can write her novel.
Kirk is crazy planning the wedding with Emily, BECAUSE they can.
Sookie is also there to help Lorelai plan the wedding. They do a lot together, go dress shoping, etc, this takes course over a few months NOT weeks. Michel also tags along. Emily and Michel bond as usual.
It’s the day of the wedding and everyone is nervous (no, there was NO secret wedding the night before). Rory sees Jess in his suit and her heart skips a beat, because obviously she loves him. He is the best man and she’s the maid of honour. Both of them make a speech at the wedding (which is in Stars Hallow in the Fall). Everyone laughs, everyone cries. Taylor makes the speech but talks about how hijacking town events for weddings will not be allowed in the future and the whole crowd just shakes their head and shouts “taylor!” He stops and people dance some more.
Dean shows up and asks for a dance with Rory. Dean and Rory catch up while dancing and Dean notices Jess staring at them. He comments about this and says he was jealous of Jess when he was younger, about how everything went down, but in hindsight he realizes the best one for Rory is Jess.
Jess and Rory dance and share a special -almost kiss- but Kirk wants to dance with the maid of honour and their dance is cut short. Jess tries but ALL NIGHT people interrupt him and he cannot finish his dance with Rory.
A few days later, Jess is going to leave Stars Hallow because Rory’s book is done and she can take over the Gazette. They talks about their goodbye and both of them are trying to get the words out to tell each other how much they mean to each other. She confesses that she wants HIM to publish the book and he asks her if she’s sure and she says yes.
The town is hiding behind a corner listening to this, Kirk elbows Miss Patty by accident and they make a ruckus. Jess and Rory turn and everyone breaks out into a Stars Hallow musical (I’ll even add Sutton Foster for you anyone that loves her).
And the end of the song they shout, “kiss her already!”
Jess and Rory share en epic literati kiss.
Lorelai and Luke come back from the honeymoon and Lorelai and Rory sit on the steps and talk about their lives. She tells Lorelai that Jess and her are dating and Lorelai smiles and says, “it fits.”
Lorelai is the one pregnant, because hey, miracles can happen at 48 and Luke deserves this dammit.
A year later Lorelai plays with her baby son at Rory and Jess’s wedding.
OR we can make Rory pregnant with Jess’s baby. Take your pick.
These Illustrations were part of a job for Women’s Health Germany I did in November 2012. The article (came out now in February) was about how to handle tricky situations, when you have no clue what’s going on or what the other person is talking about. I just got the situations and they wanted me to illustrate it pretty straight forward, not with too much concept behind it.
1.Going to a party, of which you didn’t know that it was a theme party.
2. You didn’t get what your mother was saying because you didn’t really listen to her.
3.Meeting a person on a street and which seems to know you, but you don’t know who it is.
Things like these.
It was a fun job and working for WH was a pleasure!
“You can stop now” Iris spoke abruptly, cutting off the speaker, in the middle of listing off their past experience. She had been bored by the entire interview, and was already mentally crossing them off the list of potential hires. “I’m going to be perfectly honest with you. While your resume is fine, your interview has been nothing short of abysmal, and I am not the type of woman to waste my time with anything substandard.” The blonde was short and callous, leaning forwards slightly. “So unless you have any way else to convince me you are worth my time, you may leave”
these are the mementos that each of the matsus give you once your affection level reaches level 50 with them! figured I could translate their descriptions. these are in sextuplet order btw, first one being osomatsu and the last being todomatsu (bonus: click on each pic for my personal comments/captions).
Osomatsu You received a gift! Receipt: A receipt with the amount of money totaling 777 yen. “Guaranteed to win” is scribbled on the back.
Karamatsu You received a gift! Paper Cup: A cup that Karamatsu finished using. Honestly, you don’t need it, it’s just trash.
Choromatsu You received a gift! Job Offer Magazine: A free magazine to find jobs. There are places that have been circled by a red pen. “Black Factory”… Will it be okay?
Ichimatsu You received a gift! Paper Trash: Wastepaper from the Matsuno residence. Burnable trash.
Jyushimatsu You received a gift! Acorn: To Jyushimatsu, this seems like currency.
Todomatsu You received a gift! Bottle Cap: The cap of a beer bottle. Other than that, there’s nothing to be said about it.
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This Just In: I Still Love You ( JHope x Reader fic. )
Brief summary: You were completely content with your job- a magazine editor and interviewer, until you have to interview a group called BTS on their inspiration for their some of their songs, aka their love life. You’ve interviewed many idols before, but what tosses you off so much about BTS? Are they intimidating? Are you extremely nervous? It’s probably because one of the members is your ex-boyfriend, Jung Hoseok.
Word count: 6244 Genre: Fluffity fluff fluff maybe a hint of angst Oneshot A/N: THANKS A LOT ONCE AGAIN @nabi-ui-jib
It was nearing 11PM and you were still sitting on your desk at work finishing up translating some documents to seal up a contract of collaboration with a magazine back at the states. It was a hectic day from the moment you woke up to right now- trying to not knock out on your desk. Somewhere around 2PM, which was your lunch break, you got called into the main office and received a new job: an interview. The meeting took up most of your lunch break which meant you only had time to hit the vending machines out in front for a can of iced tea- you’re interviewing who? Some group called BTS. Apparently it’s their way of saying “thanks for writing a good review on our music!” on your company’s last issue. The interview is supposed to be about the story behind their music and what motivated or inspired them to write songs like “I Need U” or “Dead Leaves”- you’re basically going to be interviewing them on their love life; how fun- not. Especially when one of the members of BTS is your ex-boyfriend, Jung Hoseok.
Smallville Magazine: You have a reputation as being a prankster on set. Did you give Tom Welling a hard time during his directorial debut? Michael Rosenbaum: I was in three scenes with Tom but I harassed him. He’d tell me to do stuff and I’d go, “I’m not listening to you. You are a rookie!” Or I’d say, “Oooh, look at the big director! Look at me! I’m a director! Hey, I’m an actor!” Then a second later, “Hey, I’m a director. No, I’m an actor. I’m so cool. Hey can we get a 50-millimeter over here?” I’d just bug him constantly and he would laugh. Tom did a great job.
Smallville Magazine: Was it weird having Tom Welling direct you in an episode? Allison Mack: It was cute. I was actually very proud of him. I didn’t realize that until John Glover pointed it out. Tom was great and made me feel very good. He was very flattering. - Smallville Magazine July/August 2006
Today, April 13, 2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of Tom Welling’s directorial debut in the Smallville episode Fragile.