Summery: And as they fall over furniture and hit walls
with their shoulders, it’s settling in now that this is home, not just another
fancy glass house full of stones. The people that live here, they breathe, they
laugh, they dance. They cry. This life, Liam’s life, it wasn’t pretty. It was
messy and chaotic, but it’s real and now this is his verity too.
Hi you guys, It’s been a hell of a long time since I had the guts to post something again, but this time I kind of got this in my head and it needed to find it’s way out.
I need to thank two very important people because without their constant help and support I would have probably given up on this fic (and any other fic for that matter) and never type again. Toni - Babe, from the moment we started talking we have stopped for one day. You guys! you need to go tell her how much you simply adore her writing!!! Secondly Jasmine, my dear dear friend. Has it been three years now? Something like that. We’ve been talking a long time and you’ve kept me sane in the moments I was about to loose my head completely. I wouldn’t have done this one without you. This is for you - and for Zayn and Liam who have endured so much in this last year alone. We’re still here boys and we still love you.
ALRIGHT. I would really, really like to try to get Zayn to put this as his Twitter header. reminiscingintherain gave me the idea, and yesterday nerds4life egged me on to really give it a shot. Squad, will you help me out? I’m gonna have to tell you though, I have no idea just how other people can help. Would you have to tweet this same image at him and @ me in the tweet as well? (@zaynscremebrule on Twitter) Or something?
My Thoughts on Rebrand-Stunt 101( Focused rn on Zayn)
This is going to sound rushed cause i have a lot of thoughts rn but i just wanted to get it out in the open. I know everyone has their own opinions on the Sony leak that got released in April and wht stuck to me most was the fact that Sony was basically telling Syco to give up on 1D because Sony didnt see a future with 1D. Im not sure of the date exactly but I think the email/discussion took place sometime in 2013. I think Simon however saw the obvious future potential with 1D and made a plan. Now if I rem correctly Azoff was introduced by Simon to Harry during 2013. Why did this need to happen? Because Simon/1D weren’t happy with Modest’s tactics used to manage 1D. Modest has shown to be incompetent and overwork the boys while only wanting to make as much money from them as possible before they go. 1D needed a more equipped team to show Sony that they did have a successful financial future. Azoff and Simon both worked together to make a plan for the boys and to show Sony proof that the 1D band and brand is going to be a profit in the future.
Shahid aka Naughty Boy - What follows is pure speculation. I read somewhere Shakil Ashraf is connected to Sony and Naughty Boy I think is connected to Shakil by working together on NBs album. Since Simon is connected to Sony I think Simon was introduced to NB by Shakil. Simon/Azoff? saw a potential to use NB in their rebrand plan both as a “villain” for the stunt that is happening right now and as a way to attract the asian community crowd. From this NB could gain exposure as a producer and get his clients names out to the public. Based on the photo going around of NB, Shakil and Zayn, I thought that Zayns first meeting with NB was at the 2014 Asian Awards when in reality NB stated that he met Zayn at the Brit Awards Feb 2014. The article below makes it seem like it was a natural friendship formed by common music taste and similar backgrounds but it makes more sense for Simon to have introduced him when Simon figured out NB could be in his rebrand plan. I’m not saying that NB and Zayn did not end up as friends just that the first meeting was planned. Sending any hate to NB or even labelling him as a jerk rn is sad to see when he is being used in this rebrand stunt which will I agree ultimately help NB but look through any of his videos and you will see an honest,loyal, and funny guy unlike his twitter persona that was and still made to make him seem like the villain since the time NB agreed to Simon’s terms.
One Chance to Dance - IMO, One Chance to Dance was used as a ploy to start the narrative that there was a rift bw Zayn and OT4. When and why was a rift being played out in the press? The press commented that OT4 felt like the song wouldn’t fit the albums style when in reality we know OT4 has no power over picking the tracks on the album. Who is in charge of picking? Syco. But what did NB make it seem like with his tweets around Sept/Oct 2014 and the statements that he made to the press? That Simon loved the song and that he thought it was the best track from the unfinished album. So who was NB making it seem like he was mad at? The writers of Steal my Girl which most of us assumed was a shade towards Modest [from the articles at tht time]. This was a prelude to the Zayn “leaving” 1D stunt. During the winter break when Zayn should have been seen with Perrie or OT4, we instead saw tons of Zaughty pics being tweeted. What did this accomplish? Making fans fear. The narrative made it seem like seeing Zayn being distant towards OT4 is a sign that he is thinking about a solo career because he was mad his song wasnt chosen by the boys and as a result setting up the villain role for NB since most fans thought that he was using Zayn for fame now. Also at that time, Zayn was more active on twitter doing fan service to boost his image and gain loyalty from his fans for the leaving stunt that is to come. Other instances where Zayn was absent that made the rift seem believable- Jays wedding, Today Show, 2014 MTV EMA via video msg [see link below], and Zayn leaving early for one of the OTRA concert [fan reports?]. BTW, this was multiple ministunts that IMO Simon created for the rebrand plan not Modest like some fans thought since Modest knew they were on their way out and had no gain from these stunts. This song OCTD is going to come back IMO for the fifth album as it keeps its name in the press and gains attention.
Drug Rumors- IMO, all drug rumours were planted by Simon as part of the rebrand. To those that were there for the weed video, many agree that this was a stunt played out to rebel against Modest when that was also a rebrand stunt as well as a rebel against Modest. I just dont think the boys are allowed to rebel without Simon’s consent. To be brief, I dont think Modest was pleased with this because they only wanted to cater to a younger demographic because they’re lazy and its easier. Modest made Liam apologize on twitter because I think Simon didnt want Louis and Zayn to get rid of their bad boy image for the rebrand and as a compromise allowed Modest to bring Sophia back as a beard:( I have to say that I’m still not sure whether Louis actually said that offensive word or not in tht video but the way the press jumped on it makes me think the word was said on purpose and scripted or that it was a mispronunciation. Another drug reference happened on the today show, where Matt Lauer brought up the drug rumors and made it seem like the fans were concerned. I think questions are screened so how would that come up? Simon obviously wanted this question to be brought up to fit with his rebrand which we know influenced fans’ opinion of Zayn later on.
Zayn Leaving- I believe this was done for multiple reasons which involved a specific timeline and a story where there’s a villain, redeemer, climax and an emotional reunion as I saw ppl mentioning on tumblr. Also, Little Mix is partially popular due to Zayn’s link to Perrie which needs to be kept if they are to release their single and future album/tour. Who benefits from Little Mix? Syco and Modest. During the near end of the tour, Louis and Zayn were shown clubbing a lot through fan pics. This acted in 3 ways i think- a rebrand opportunity, a way to make Louis single later on and for the “cheating” picture to be surfaced that made Zayn leave the tour for a break. And then Zayn leaves officially via FB yet is still managed by Modest from what we can see. Fast Forward to present day. We can see the rebrand working through Zayn at the asian awards, I wont mind demo, Bollywood rumours, and twitter fights [also acting as a 1D separation for a reunion]. This sudden U.S. publicity that 1D is getting is good promo for them since 1D have been so let down by Modest this past year since Modest were on their way out. This could be the work of Simon/Azoff teaming up together right now. I dont know if Simon realized the backlash would go this far when the second twitter fight left Zayn losing a lot of followers or maybe they wanted that knowing that some of those fans would still return after Zayn reunites with OT4. Either way, there was damage control done the next day with those Zayn with fans pics. Once again, why would Modest care to do that?
Zarry- During this past week I think, I’ve been noticing articles dropping hints that Harry is mad with Louis over the twitter fights and that he is tired of this childish drama instead wanting to focus on their music. Dan Wooton if I remember correctly is given exclusives by Simon Jones who is connected to Simon Cowell not Modest. Dan got into a fight with Yahoo Celebrity on twitter over copying his exclusive. His Cold Shou1der article mentioned Harry being upset with Louis over this fight. Now why is Dan fighting over this copied article and giving attention to himself? Because he’s going to get permission from Simon Jones to post about Harry reaching out to Zayn [which will happen soon and is talked about below] just like his article made it seem like. And Dan will get known for his credible sources as well as for being right. I also remember reading about a tearful 2 hour phone call that happened b/w Zayn and Harry right after Zayn left the band via FB. Why write this? To bring this back to use when Zayn does come back in the summer and reunite with 1D.
Summer- Summer is a recurring word in this because Zayn tweeted on 4 feb that he “hopes summers ready” and NB tweeted about summer recently hinting that something good is coming this summer. Perries instagram also had the caption Summer. Little Mix is releasing their single May 26 giving Zayn a chance to finish promoting Little Mix soon. Honestly, I feel like this is hinting at something good to come which could be either the actual summer date or what I want to be the Summertime Ball which would be the best time to bring back Zayn like Sasha said because interest is hard to capture and this stunt will be hard to drag on. So by bringing Zayn back for Summertime it would be a good new story to write about, make the fans happy about and still keep the new crowd 1D attracted interested . Dragging this out too long can damage 1D which SImon knows not to do and I do see the rebrand working. But kind of figuring out this theory exhausted me and I cant bear to imagine how the boys must have felt having to agree to these rebrand conditions early on. They’ve consistently shown to be brave and I have no words to describe their loyalty to each other.
At this point in time, I have a feeling that Modest is either out or on their way out for good before the 5th album drops this year based on what I’m witnessing right now.
To all the fans that have stayed by Zayn’s side, you deserve nothing but the best. To all the fans that have supported OT4 and shaded Zayn, there is more to this story than you would like to believe and only time will tell. I just want to also say that there is absolutely no reason for throwing out all logic and accepting this narrative when everything points to this being a stunt like Sasha said. Some of you are obviously being influenced or stressed out and that’s sad to see.. Love you all that have supported Zayn and stood up for him when it was hard to and I know that it’s hard to watch this play out but there’s hope like Zayn said and to keep the faith like Liam and NB said. At the same time, you are the most important person so it’s important to take care of yourself first and to take a break when it gets hard.The rest of the boys have shown again and again that they are there for Zayn and that’s what matters. I have to go now but the last important thing to remember is that anyone related to 1D had their twitters used to fit this rebrand that we are seeing right now. More to point out later… xx
P.S I want to thank Shahid for giving so many hints about this rebrand on his twitter. He’s a great guy. <3
Thank you Jasmine! Can you signal boost for everyone to go favourite and retweet this tweet? I’m not on Twitter much, or I would have known this, but it’ll help if there’s at least one really popular tweet. Additionally, I’m scheduling a tweet with the header for every two minutes. Let’s do this!
I literally cried while zayn kissed Gigi, like the only thing I could see is my baby Liam getting sad about it:(
I know babe that’s how I felt too but we don’t gonna let that take away our happiness for Zayn! They’ve ruined it with her being in it. But! It’s all clear now for everyone who didn’t get all the bullshit we’ve gotten the last months The fact that Liam knew also is heartbreaking
but we saw how he was mentioning Zayn all the time and connected to him still. He loves his boy. He’s so proud of his boy ❤️.
And I know not all artists do things in what the industry ask for. But this being his first solo project and being R&B you would expect at least a kiss. But the fact it was presented to us in the way They’ve done. The 1DHQ way! With all the stunting, it was planned all of this was. That’s what made it suck a bit. Like, of his video came with no this bullshit and she was in it or anyone else. And the kiss happened? I think we’d all been fine and said nothing. Just a music video.
But it being like Z*rrrie and the other beards that’s what pisses me off about it And I feel it ruined something that should’ve been special. But still that’s just a black dot in all the greatness of the music the video was so artistic and beautiful and it was all Zayn. So no we won’t let this ruin it for us.
Plus accept my head-canon. That this came before all the kissing
Okay I’ve had this on my mind for a minute. This is not a post for an argument. I would just like to share my thoughts. We have a supposed book by Zayn alleged to be released. The articles about it mention ndas. Then we have the article about the liam sham and her worry about his not signing an nda. Hmmm. Is 1dhq attempting to hold them hostage AGAIN with “breach of agreement?” Remember, they have complete control over all of their images. They can’t do a damn thing about it atm. I smell them cooking another way to keep them longer. Of course you can call me paranoid, but judging by the way things have taken place en el pasado, I wouldn’t be surprised.
If this book comes out, I guarantee you it will hold Zayn hostage for however long they want him to be. Let’s be clear, we know they won’t be Zayn’s words, but “Zayn’s” words.
This all ties into my theory about weedgate. I’m sure some of you don’t agree with my opinion and that’s fine. You don’t have to respond to me about it. For my anons asking me about it, I’m finally willing to talk about it since I haven’t seen any other posts in agreement with my opinion. I honestly believe weedgate was encouraged by 1dhq. I say this because in the video, the boys were specific about location and circumstances which would ablsove them from legal retribution. When you gettin high that’s the last thing you converse about. I’m just saying.
Yes there are minutes of the video missing where most of us are in agreement where they went off script and might have said “personal” things.
I believe they were duped and it was used against them. Of course we don’t know when the contract was to have ended, but we must never forget the “porky pies” interview. Tptb already informed the interviewer about a contract timeline and Zouis were taken aback. Imo they had this planned out.
If you want to argue about this, don’t waste your time. However, feel free to add.