• ariana grande:*awesome female role model never really has done anything bad*
  • ariana grande:*licks a DONUT says hates america*
  • chris brown:*literally punches Rihanna in the face*
  • media:ariana u need to apologize
  • media:*drops all radio deals with ariana*
  • media:*but literally moved past chris brown issue within a month and says he's changed and gone to counseling*
  • ariana:*apologizes several times*
  • media/yall:its still not enough!!! 63% of ur fanbase is American sweetie(: goodlu ck(:
where I’m at right now

So this post did an excellent job of summarising the possible reasons for the babygate drama - boiling down to “Louis needs lots of publicity, very quickly.”

I wanted to expand a little on what I think is coming next.

I do think there will be a denial - but not for awhile. They seem very keen on getting Brianna’s family in the papers. A week is not going to be enough for these people. Louis’ family, friends and of course Louis himself will keep up radio silence while Brianna and the fam continue garnering as much attention as possible. The media will probably keep dropping Larry hints.

Liam said the boys have already chosen the first single from the new album. That means it will probably be out soon, and all their lead singles have been released between July and September. 

I think whatever kind of denial we get - whether it’s “she was never pregnant because they never had sex”, “she is pregnant but it’s not Louis’”, (I think this is most likely as they’ve already introduced her ex boyfriend to the story) or, god forbid, “she’s lost the baby” - will happen just prior to the single release. They can ride that publicity all the way through single promo up to about October.

I think the Larry stuff in the media will continue at a slow but steady pace - it will be easier to slip references to them into stories now that they’ve been more formally introduced to the public. I’m sure the “no baby” stories will include quotes like “so does this mean Larry is real?” etc.  The boys will hopefully have a bit more freedom to interact as well.

I do think that the pregnancy stuff is a ploy to get Louis’ name much more recognised in preparation to a coming out. In the eyes of the label, their PR team, and their management (whether that is Modest or Irving), the album release is the prime time to do this. It would benefit everyone involved. The publicity around this story will be absolutely monumental. Like, huge. It would be stupid not to capitalise on that for the album.

So I can definitely see a CO in November when they can do as many rounds of the press as possible. It would be a People exclusive, of course, in return for People running the baby story for them in the first place.

If it’s not November, I can see them getting themselves through the album promo and quietly coming out  themselves early next year. I know we’re not believing that Sun interview with Simon, but I really hope the hiatus rumour is true. And after it’s all done, I hope Harry and Louis go on vacation for a year.

[Art Drop] Halo 4 Animation Show Reel by Will Christiansen at

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Been a while since I posted one of these but I definitely need to get back on it!

For now, here’s something I saw today, a Halo 4 Animation Show Reel full of gruesome deaths. Enjoy!

You can find Wills official website Here, and well since I’m already here…These are his 500px, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, a 2010 animation show reel, and…thats it.

Poem Series: Justice for Sandra/Police Brutality

Mountain high
Danger awaits like
Police officers to black skin
Who know their rights

Peaks in between
Like dash cams with
Bad angles of truth
Now, the media “edits”

Drops deep
Like locs falling back
and tears still
Floor held her soul
Ceiling never felt the
Crown of her head

Valley low
Like gray walls from
Two different angles

Rest in power Sandra
Power to the people
Middle fingers to 5-0

Charleston shooting was used to shit on Southern history for weeks. Chattanooga shooting was, wait, there was a Chattanooga shooting that killed American soldiers. Wow, media dropped that quick. Who-Whom and The Narrative. No one will weep when the journalists are killed.

We had a chance to sit down with that Drop and talk about our live & improvised methods, and our approach to our performance. 

You can check out the full interview here:

Many thanks to that Drop for their time : )

Photo Credit: Phierce Productions/Phierce Photography / FX Media Solutions.

anonymous asked:

1/ After reading that bitter Simon-hating TXF dude's twitter, it does give us some insight into how Simon behaves in the media when he's gone off someone eg. when Dude left Syco, Louis Walsh told media he'd been dropped (bad cop) & Simon told media that negotiations were ongoing (good cop). Neither were true. After babygate, Louis Walsh gave an interview that heavily implied 1d were done after #5. Simon then gave a less harsh version of that in the Sun (while playing up how close he is +

2/ to the lads with that random mention of how lovely they were when his mom died. Like why mention dear departed mom at all in the context?) For that matter, why deflate anticipation for album #5 by saying that they’re disbanding indefinitely after? Buzzkill. And then he notably DOESN’T promo the projects they’ll be working on during the hiatus. If he was truly on-side, he would do so, esp as a few were related to him, like Louis’ imprint. I think the whole article was Si kicking dirt on 1D. +

3/ + He’s sly about it, but he’s really not doing them any favours. Ditto Zayn. Why mention that he was fired? And for such an illogical reason (loyalty to 1D who are going on hiatus shortly??). I think Zayn chose not to stay with Syco & I wonder if 1D is also leaving the label. Maybe the imprint, BITB etc were meant to entice Louis/1D into staying but now there’s no mention of those projects. I think there’s bad blood bts but Simon can’t openly turn on the band he created while they’re on tour.


Answer: I’m starting to wonder whether 1D are going to part ways with Syco after the fifth album. Simon doesn’t seem interested in 1D future after this year, he is not hyping them, their album, only talks about potential hiatus and possibility of 1D doing solo projects.

It would make sense for Simon to sound unimpressed about 1D future if he is not going to have anything to do with it.

anonymous asked:

I consider myself ace, but sometimes I have dreams about having sex. I don't recognize the people I'm doing it with and I don't feel anything, physically or emotionally, is this normal?

You know, I actually get a lot of asks about dreams, and more so than ever before, I really don’t think there is such a thing as “normal” when it comes to dreams. Sex is something that we’re constantly exposed to, literally or by suggestion, in our daily lives (it’s there in advertising and media, dropped into conversation, it’s impossible to avoid online), so it makes sense that our unconscious minds will bring up the subject, from time to time. That doesn’t mean you’ll connect to it at all, nor does it mean you are interested in sex when conscious.

crumpleduppaperplanes asked:

why do you think Taylor was in the wrong when Nicki was the one who sub tweeted her about not getting a VOTY nomination because she didn't celebrate skinny girls? who else could she have been talking about?

Taylor was in the wrong because Nicki was talking about how racist the media and the music industry are. She works so hard on her music, and she doesn’t get the recognition she deserves.
Yes, I know. Nicki was CLEARLY talking about Taylor’s video there. But at the same time, Nicki was right? Like, half of the Bad Blood cast is made of Victoria Secret models, and the rest are girls who are also really skinny.
But I don’t think that Nicki was talking about the Bad Blood music video as a way to critique Taylor, but the media itself. Like “Taylor drops this video with all of her white skinny friends, and I’m sure that if I made the same thing with more poc and curvy woman, it wouldn’t be as huge as it was with her.”

I think it was wrong of Taylor to simply go and reply Nicki’s tweets because what Nicki was mad about was the media. Like I said above, how racist the media and the music industry are. “It’s unlike you to pit women against each other.” This is not a woman against each other situation, but RACISM, and that’s what Taylor didn’t see and why it was so wrong of her to simply show up with those tweets. This is about an issue that doesn’t involve Taylor because she’s not a woc. If her tweets were just a way to support Nicki, then okay, yes show her that you support because this is an issue that needs to be talked about.
The End of Sorrow by Green [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Word count: 11,363

Chapters: 5/5
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mycroft Holmes
Additional Tags: Amnesia, Drug Use, Post-Reichenbach, Uninformed Consent, could be considered dubcon

John suffers from drug-induced amnesia. He tries to put the puzzle back together.


Rec: Very nicely done, this fic uses the technique of ‘in media res’ (dropping the reader into the middle of the action without explanation) to cause disorientation similar to what John must be experiencing. As the story slowly unfolds of what has happened, we discover the truth along with John as well as falling in love with Sherlock (and Johnlock) all over again. It’s like having a second first time… or is it?

As for the possible dubcon tag, I don’t see it that way and I didn’t find anything coercive or squicky about the scene. I mean, I think it would have happened even with fully informed consent. ;)

anonymous asked:

Louis tweeted on 6/26 saying "oh it's going to be a good day!!!" Do you think this had anything to do with babygate (of course resulting in the CO)?

That was Glastonbury, if I’m not mistaken, so I think he was talking about enjoying himself there. But who knows? Kid’s basically become the new Harry with his social media and hint-dropping. Jesus. THEY’RE THE SAME PERSON. Basically.

The Inaccurate World of Web Traffic

by Zack Zarrillo

Web traffic is gross, frustrating, exhilarating, complicated, and more than anything: inaccurate. Most companies have both “external” and “internal” traffic numbers. Companies like ComScore and Alexa attempt to rank website traffic that many can view, while Google Analytics and other companies take a finer look at internal traffic with embedded coding. Traffic’s bottom line is to sell ads, and that’s why the numbers are so important and often a catalyst for horrible experiences (and money). FiveThirtyEight wrote a crushing piece on web traffic recently:

“If I were to go out and make the argument that the internal number is correct,” Coletti said, “I would be suggesting that every American visited ESPN in the past month, which would be wonderful, but unlikely.”

Traffic, as represented by unique visitors, will always be estimated under the current technological regime, and those parenthetical “internal numbers” that reporters drop in media stories bear little relation to how many actual people go to a given website. Or as Coletti puts it: “Neither numbers are right or wrong — they’re just counting in different ways, and it’s unsatisfying.”

The whole article is worth a read for anyone who operates a web-based business.