In my opinion, when One Direction (usually Liam) have spoken about control, they aren’t talking about public actions, promotional strategies, and publicity. They are speaking about artistic control and the creative process—songwriting, production—their sound. Did they have more and more writing and involvement with each of their albums? Yes. And it’s extremely important to them. They didn’t get to choose their singles, though. (Consider, too, did they choose their merch? Were they eager to release yet another—was it the fourth??—perfume? Or a 1D make-up line? No.)
Thought I’d share this since I will be drawing/possibly writing something for everyone’s birthday. Next is Jackieboy Man. You can also see how old the egos are in comparison to others since I arranged them in age order.
Dark- June 19, 2012
Will- Nov 9, 2012
King- Jan 23, 2013
Author/Host- Feb 6, 2013
Silver- Jun 3, 2014
Google- Oct 31, 2014
Bim- Dec 10, 2014 (2 days after my birthday)
Ed- Mar 24, 2015
Dr Iplier- Sep 8, 2015
Yandere- Nov 13, 2016
Bop and the Jims- May 5, 2017
Bing, Oliver, Plus and Chrome- May 20, 2017
Jackieboy Man- Jul 10, 2016
Marvin the Magician/Jack the Magnificent- Aug 11, 2016
Ben: A lot of people also talk about decisions, and who makes those decisions in One Direction. That’s something we touched on earlier. Harry: (singing) Decisions… Ben: These days I guess, is it just always your call on everything, from albums— [Liam: Modest.] [Niall: No.] —to what you do— (Ben laughs) go on, Liam—
Liam: No, it’s us, it’s us, I’m just kidding. It totally is, it totally— Before we start, some strange stuff going on—
I’ve started something, now we’re here. Ben: Maybe correct that. Liam: But yeah no it is totally us. Like I say, it’s amazing like, and the thing is these days it’s not even us trying to put our [—?] in everywhere, people ask us. Like when we worked with you on the videos, for example, if we like a shot, you go ‘do you like that, or don’t you like it?’ You’ll give us a piece of advice for something. I think we’re given a lot advice on certain things, but ultimately, we call the shots. …I actually call the shots, in total.
Niall: I really like your video for Night Changes. Ben:Thanks very much. Niall: It’s very nice. Louis: Mm. Ben: I’ve just shown them the video of Night Changes, and I think it’s quite exciting.
I wanted to do a rundown (with dates) of all of Gerg’s videos about Eugenia, regardless if they’re supposed to be “possitive” or if they’re supposed to “help” her get over her presumed anorexia/eating disorder. There are, currently, 16 videos below and I will add more as they become available/as he makes them, though if I am missing any, let me know and I’ll add it here. Most of the videos are just Gerg out to harass her and tear her down for no real reason other than that he needs a victim to prey upon for said harassment.
For the record, the u.s. Really can not withdraw (exit clause) until Nov 9, 2020. So, the American people will get to speak, at least those not losing their voting rights, put in prison, prematurely dead from disease, shot dead by police, or too busy eating avacado toast.