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Fic Rec: Fic That I’ll Read Over & Over Again

•         Love Is A Rebellious Bird

•         Wild And Unruly

•         If You Asked Me If I Love Him (I’d Lie)

•         baby we could be enough (i’ll make this feel like home)

•         If Tomorrow Never Comes (We Had Last Night)

•         Sing When You’re Winning

•         Unbelievers

•         Naked & Proud

•         Nicotine

•         Loving You Is Free

•         Want you to want me

•         Absolutely Still

•         for now (and forever)

•         These Roads We Stumble Down

•         Take My Breath Away

•         Cold

•         why don’t we go there?

•         I’ll Crash Until You Notice Me

•         These Constant Stars

•         To the Ends of the Earth

•         Behavioural Ecology

•         my heart is breathing for this moment in time

•         After Hours

•         so keep my candle bright

•         So Much We Didn’t Say

•         like a boomerang

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Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who was known for her extensive study on mountain gorillas. She observed gorillas for 18 years in Rwanda and was staunchly against poaching - something that gained her many enemies. She lived among the gorillas, developed a tight bond with them, and dedicated her entire life to attempting to protect them.

Sadly, she was brutally murdered on 27 December, 1985. She was discovered in the bedroom of her cabin which was located in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. She had been bludgeoned and chopped to death with a machete; many believe by poachers she had been tracking. The case remains unsolved.

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Slow lorises may look like big-eyed Ewoks, but their cute countenance has made these primates a target of the illegal wildlife trade. Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

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I find it immensely depressing because many of us – not just my institute – have been working really hard to create the Paris agreement and global effort to cut carbon emissions. Thinking that the USA isn’t going to play its part, such a major industrial country, is really very, very sad and it just means we’re going to have to work harder.
—  Jane Goodall, leading primatologist and anthropologist

Jane Goodall was born on April 3 in 1934. She is one of the most famous primatologists in the world. She has lead one of the longest in-field studies of primates. Her most important discoveries are that chimpanzees have the ability to create and use tools and that, contrary to popular belief, they are not purely vegetarian; she also documented wars between Gombe chimpanzees, which were thought to be a peaceful species. Jane Goodall’s discoveries did not only change our perception of animals, but also the methodology in ethology. Before Goodall’s experiences at Gombe, research had been conducted only with primates kept in captivity or in short-term studies of animals in their natural habitats; however, little was known about their behaviour in the wild. Goodall’s main contribution to science goes further than her discoveries about chimpanzees, as she changed the way animals were treated and highlighted with her own experiences the importance of in field studies

anonymous asked:

Hello! Do you have a tag for fics where either Louis or Harry (or both, why not?) have unconventional jobs? I tried looking at your fic masterpost but I couldn't find it. If not, could you please do one? Thanks in advance lovely!!

Ooookay this one was a great challenge love ! (thanks a lot to @miniboyfriendloueh and @tvshows-addict for the brainstorming, it was fun !)

Also, warning, it’s gonna be a long one :)

At first, I can’t just not talk about Escapade  , Wear It Like A Crown , You’ll Breathe Me In (You Won’t Release) , Wild And Unruly , or Love Is A Rebellious Bird , but yeah, those are all classics :)

- Worlds Away  : astronaut au fic where Louis is staying on the international space station and Harry is on earth working ground control and he and Louis have really quiet late night chats after most of the workers are gone and get to know each other in the biggest long distance relationship u could ever have…then eventually Louis comes back to earth and they have a beautiful meeting  (7k, Astronaut Louis, and ground control Harry)

- It’s All Brand New Because of You  : It’s nearing six o’clock in the evening, and despite the fact that it’s summer, the aquarium has emptied out considerably and it’s quiet as Louis wanders the exhibits. A few people try to ask him questions as he wanders, but Louis knows less about the creatures in the tanks than they do, so he keeps having to apologize and explain that he’s just a counselor, not a biologist.AKA, Louis starts a new job as a summer camp counselor at the local aquarium and Harry is a biologist who really likes teaching people about the ocean.(16k, biologist Harry)

- the impossible now  : A wish on Christmas Eve sends Louis to an alternate dimension where Harry is a member of One Direction. (50k, botanist Louis)

- Come Along With Me :A little magic can take you a long way.” — Roald Dahl
or An AU where Harry is a magician and Louis doesn’t believe in such a thing.
(28k, Magician Harry)

- i can be the motor (you’ll be the gasoline): Harry is a British pop star living in LA. While trying to escape his reality of publicity stunts and record sales, his Harley breaks down. Stranded in the mountains, Harry has no choice but to call for help. And, somehow, a fit tow truck driver with the ocean in his eyes might end up fixing more than just Harry’s bike. (8k, mecanic Louis)

- Take My Breath Away   :There is a prestigious school in the British Royal Navy classified as Premier Delta - or as it is known by its flyers, 1D. These select pilots are an elite set of Naval lieutenants who are trained in the skill of aggressive aerial combat. They are instruments of war, trained in times of peace. They are dogfighters, relentless and fearless in their mission to protect their beloved country. From their lofty vantage, they are always watching, waiting, and ready to lay it all on the line.Lt. Harry Styles, call sign Sparrow, is a prodigy when it comes to flying. The owner of an unrivaled Naval pedigree, being a pilot was always written in the stars for Harry. With his trusty RIO, Lt. Niall Horan, Harry has made an unprecedented ascension in the ranks of the Naval aerial combat elite, and has been recruited to the esteemed Premier Delta flight school, carrying on his family’s legacy. What he finds there are unexpected friendships, perilous challenges, and something beyond what he ever thought possible. Because as his father had always told him, before the great Captain Styles went tragically missing in combat, you don’t fall in love with the sky, you fall in love with what keeps you on the ground.(150k, Pilot!Harry and Louis)

- taking tips and getting stoned: Louis drives a taxi. He hasn’t seen Harry in eight years when they have a chance meeting. A lot has changed in that time. But not everything. (24k, Taxi driver Louis)

- Running In Circles, Chasing Our Tails : Harry has a very sick guinea pig, and Louis is a vet.OR The one where Harry Styles is completely in love with the man who saved his pets life. (7.5k, vet Louis)

- Panorama  : Louis’ cabin crew at Panorama Airlines are in need of a new member. Cheeky Harry Styles joins the group, but to his mild disappointment Louis determinedly has no intention of joining the Mile High Club.Their first kiss might not be their first kiss. (34k, steward Louis and Harry)

- anything you ask and more : Louis knows that he’s in love the second harry begins speaking about the bolsheviks. (or, louis is a history teacher & harry is the fit curator that he desperately wants to mongol invade him, however many times niall tells him he’s a psychopath.)  (19k, Curator Harry)

So Darling, Just Say You’ll Stay Right by My Side  : Harry is visibly buzzing with excitement as they get into the police car, and Louis laughs, reaches out to put a hand on Harry’s knee and try and calm him a bit. “Relax, McClane, we’re just stopping in on a few of the local businesses to say hello. No need to sit with one finger on the trigger.”“I don’t think you’ll need to worry about me being trigger-happy, Lou,” Harry says with another one of his megawatt grins, patting the water pistol holstered by his hip.[AU where Louis is the chief of police in a small sea-side town and Harry is his new deputy who’s a bit of a pacifist and a lot wonderful.] (28k, Deputy Harry and Chief Police Louis)

- Pining for You : Harry sells Christmas trees. Louis doesn’t mean to buy so many of them. (10k, Christmas tree seller Harry)

- once upon a dream:  Louis is psychic and gets caught in the middle of a murder investigation led by FBI Special Agent Harry Styles.aka. the Medium/Criminal Minds-inspired AU no one ever asked for. (33k, medium Louis, FBI Harry)

- Love Actually, is all around. : Love Actually AU. Louis is Prime Minister and Harry his fortunate catering manager. (16k, Prime Minister Louis)

- Naked & Proud :  The town itself is tiny, as evidenced by the ten minutes it’s taken Louis to drive the entire thing. There’s not a single recognisable brand in sight—no Tesco or McDonald’s or even a bloody Starbucks. Lining the streets instead are mom and pop stores with names like ‘Jerry’s Burgers’ and ‘The Market Basket’ and…  “'Naked & Proud?‘” Louis almost slams on the brakes at the outlandish sign, the name written in a seemingly innocent font, words curved around a large cartoon peach. He can’t help turning into the carpark, easing the car into a spot next to a beat up truck.  He isn’t sure what to make of it. Surely it isn’t a strip joint or sex shop, not with the families and little old ladies going in and out of the establishment. Some kind of nudist hangout, perhaps?  And, oh, God. Did Louis’ mother accidentally send him to live in a nudist colony? In which Harry runs an organic store, not a nudist colony, and Louis doesn’t know whether to be relieved or disappointed. (18k, organic store owner Harry)

- let’s savour what we’re falling over : west wing au (loosely); in other words everyone works in the white house and louis likes getting coffee with the washington post reporter in his briefing room. (20k, West Wing AU)

- Be My Little Good Luck Charm  : In which Harry is a promising amateur golfer making his debut at the PGA Championship, and Louis is a Sky Sports anchor who would really rather be commentating on footie.The other boys are around too: caddy!Niall provides victory pints, Liam is Louis’s Very Serious co-anchor, and poor Zayn just gets his face drawn on. (34k, golfer Harry, commentator Louis)

- fill my little world right up : When the doorbell to his flat rings and Harry walks to the door irritated and bored, he definitely doesn’t expect the repairman to be so…fit.  He has to keep his jaw from falling completely open when he comes face to face with the man that’ll be in his house for the next hour or so trying to fix his Netflix.  And god, this is embarrassing.  AU in which Harry’s Netflix isn’t working, and Louis comes over to fix it.  Fluff ensues. (2k, Netflix fixer Louis)

- I’ll Throw Away My Faith (Just To Keep You Safe)  : AU. Harry Styles is an MI6 agent on a mission to find out who’s planning on killing the Prime Minister. Louis Tomlinson is a wanted professional assassin, hired by the MI6 to kill whoever wants to kill the Prime Minister. Louis doesn’t do relationships but he does Harry. Featuring Niall as their handler, Liam as Harry’s boss and Zayn as his sidekick. (42k, Spy AU)

- You’re My Favorite Bird  : a lso known as: Harry is an ornithologist and Louis owns the camera repair shop where Harry gets his photos printed. Niall works for Louis, Liam works with Harry, and Zayn paints. There’s a cat, some camping, some bird watching, and obscene amounts of fluff.  (33k)

- Behavioural Ecology  : Louis Tomlinson is a primatologist working with the Jane Goodall Institute for primate conservation; and Harry Styles is the photojournalist sent from National Geographic to write a piece promoting awareness about the endangered species. They meet, and love is never, ever simple, as we know.Featuring Eli the chimpanzee, bickering humans, storytelling, and five men who come to gain an understanding of what it means to be human; all stationed in the Republic of the Congo.    Series  (81k)

(updated on April 11th 2017)

Mythological Throwback Thursday: Yeti

Welcome! It’s time for another Mythological Throwback Thursday, and this week Team Metalalia venture into the sacred peaks of South Asia, the Himalayas, in search of the elusive yeti. Don’t hold your breath– the air’s pretty thin.

The word ‘yeti’ is a loanword from Tibetan. The Tibetan term is a compound of the words for ‘rock’ and ‘bear’. Other Himalayan people know the yeti as Kang Admi– ‘snow man’, or mi-go– ‘jungle man’. The appellation ‘Abominable Snowman’ was coined in the 1920s by a British officer on an expedition around Everest.

Early anthropologists were told that the Lepcha people native to the Himalayas worshipped a ‘glacier being’, a god of the hunt that looked like an ape and carried a large stone as a weapon.

Most local cultures agree that the yeti is a rare and secretive creature, that leaves little trace of itself behind. Many footprints in the snow believed to have been left by a yeti have been photographed, but these make for unconvincing evidence, and trophies like scalps or hairs have been analysed by experts and identified as belonging to other creatures native to the Himalayas. In 1959 an expedition claimed to have found yeti faeces: on analysis an unknown parasite was discovered within them. Cryptozoologists, who study creatures thought by the wider scientific community not to exist, claim that this is an indication that the yeti may well exist.

In Pangboche, a Nepalese village nearly two and a half miles above sea level, a Buddhist monastery claimed to possess the hand and forearm of a yeti. The story went that a monk seeking to meditate in a cave stumbled across a resting yeti. When he returned to the cave later in life, the yeti had died, so he took some of the remains. The hand was stolen and smuggled out of Nepal by Westerners, and though most of it has disappeared into a private collection, those primatologists who had access to fragments of the sample claimed it is Neanderthal in origin.

In more modern times, explorers and experts have settled upon the explanation that the yeti of legend is nothing more than one or more species of local bear, known to be bipedal at times. In particular, the Asiatic brown bear spends its early life in trees to avoid aggressive older bears, which gives its feet a peculiar shape that means its footprints can be mistaken for human or ape-like tracks.

Regardless of what the truth may or may not be, the yeti remains one of the world’s most famous cryptid legends. The search for the yeti has led to conservation efforts in Nepal and Tibet, protecting the Himalayas for other native species.

Join us next week to meet the queen of the gods herself! I wouldn’t let her down, if I were you…

Okay, 2016 was hard as hell, i think we can all agree on that, can’t we? But if there is something that kept me sane and distracted during this living hell, well, those are fics, guys. I would like to thank every single author i will mention in a bit, for making my year a bit better, a little less heavy, filling it with beautiful words and dreams of love. ♥

A big thank you goes also to the lovely ladies that were just as helpful, bringing some of these fics to my attention but, more importantly, making my year feel lighter, filling it with fun, support and lots of virtual cuddling: @otpwhatever, @cuethetommo, @skylinethroughthewindow, @tomlinsuntea, @fireproofau and @coziestlouis 💕

So, here is a list of the best fics that i’ve read this year, in chronological order. 

[note: the list includes only fics that have been posted this year but also chaptered fics that were posted at the end of 2015 but have been completed in 2016]

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Dian Fossey was an America zoologist, primatologist and anthropologist, who took a great interest in mountain gorillas. Over an 18 year period, she studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda. Fossey strongly opposed poaching and was involved in the funding of patrols to destroy poachers’ traps in the area, as well as having a hand in the arrest of several poachers. The actions she took to protect the gorillas gained her many enemies.

On the morning of December 27, 1985, Fossey was found dead in the bedroom of her cabin. She had been struck twice on the face and head with a machete. There was evidence of forced entry but no signs of a robbery. Broken glass and overturned furniture littered the cabin.

There are many theories surrounding Fossey’s gruesome demise, however none have been confirmed. Fossey was laid to rest next to Digit, her favourite gorilla who had been murdered by poachers, in a site she had constructed for deceased gorillas whom she had once observed and become fond of.

On This Day in 1960

Goodall goes to Africa

With funds raised by her friend and mentor, noted paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey, 26-year-old Jane Goodall journeys to Gombe Stream National Park on Lake Tanganyika, in what will later be Tanzania, Africa. There the amateur primatologist will begin her groundbreaking studies of chimpanzee communities.

UPDATED ARTIST AU
AU- Harry is the fit supermarket check out boy. Louis wants to sleep with him. Summer romance ensues.
You auditioned without me,” Louis says, his voice disbelieving. “How the fuck can you stand there and hurl all this shit at me when you literally left me behind to go audition for the show we’d been dreaming of being on together?”
“What was I supposed to do, Louis? You refused to audition with me unless we were honest about being a couple. I knew we never would have made it past the first auditions. You left me no other choice; it was either audition alone or not audition at all.“
Louis feels his own eyes start to fill with tears. “You chose a fucking reality show over our relationship. If you still don’t see that you made the wrong choice than I don’t think there’s any reason for me to waste another second here.”
A Famous/Non-Famous turned Famous/Famous AU where Harry makes the biggest mistake of his life and Louis’ left to pick up the pieces.Everything is not always as they seem, Louis realises this more than once as he starts over in a place he never would’ve entered out of his free will before. The biggest surprise is the man who doesn’t blink twice about putting him on his team, but the same man is also the reason to why his headache won’t leave.
There’s more than meets the eye and after a night filled with joy and good company, the reason for his behaviour becomes painfully clear and unable to be denied. But with every positive moment he’s experienced throughout his life, it seems a backlash of negativity always encounters.
The one where Louis is unable to stay professional when Harry lets his guard down while someone else takes advantage of both their actions.

He deals with a sassy, 500 pound liger every day, but Harry Styles might be his downfall. The thought doesn’t scare him as much as he thought it would.
Or, the one where Harry runs away to escape his past and Louis has nowhere else to go to have a future.
Circus Fic.

AU where Louis Tomlinson is a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet. When his rival from ballet school, moody dance prodigy Harry Styles joins the company, old wounds are reopened and old passions reignited. During the company’s production of Swan Lake the secret that doomed their love is finally revealed, but will it be too late?Louis Tomlinson is a primatologist working with the Jane Goodall Institute for primate conservation; and Harry Styles is the photojournalist sent from National Geographic to write a piece promoting awareness about the endangered species. They meet, and love is never, ever simple, as we know.
Featuring Eli the chimpanzee, bickering humans, storytelling, and five men who come to gain an understanding of what it means to be human; all stationed in the Republic of the Congo.Louis is a shy, young musician who doesn’t want to go to Harvard.
Harry is a confident, second year athlete who likes to have a good time.
When their paths cross while their families are vacationing at the same lake resort, what begins as a summer of fun becomes a defining journey that might just change everything.When Louis moves into the flat next to Harry’s, neither of them thinks it will change their lives. Louis is stuck in a relationship with his controlling and overly possessive boyfriend who he loves too much to break up with.. Harry is content, seeking refuge from the snobby world he grew up in and forging a new path for himself. He does happen to have a habit of wanting to fix people though and when he meets Louis, the gorgeous man with a prat of a boyfriend, he finds himself trying to do just that. While Harry tries to avoid getting tangled in a messy situation, Louis tries to deny that there’s a niggling voice in the back of his head that prefers Harry to his own boyfriend. While both studiously refuse to let change come, they fail to notice that exact force wrapping around them and pulling them tighter together until there just might be no escape from the feelings brewing within.
  • I’ll come around if you ever want to be in love (39k, one shot) - musician!harry, film student!louis
Louis is a film student, Harry is a musician, and shooting a music video doesn’t help on the path of trying not to fall in love.“I’m really—” The words die inside Louis’ mouth and time seems to stop.
The face is the same, and yet, different. His eyes are still haunting, and Louis feels like he dipped into an abyss of obscure feelings. He stares back at Louis and he doesn’t know what to think, what he could read in his black expression.
Without notice, he wraps his arms around Louis’ waist and pulls him into a tight hug. He is taller than Louis and it is with a sense of satisfaction that Louis realises how he fits in Harry’s arms perfectly.
“I thought I’d never see you again,” Harry drawls out. Voice rough and controlled.
Or, Harry and Louis are separated when they are younger with harsh promises of never seeing each other again. But oh, Fate has other plans for them.There’s Louis, there’s Harry, and there’s the lovingly and fittingly named Trash-Cat (formerly known as Lucifer).
Written based on this prompt: “Au where Louis finds a cat on his doorstep & is like "ur the cutest little thing ever. U have a collar but no tags, did you run away or somethin buddy?” L who takes the cat in & it’s a few days until he sees lost posters up & he’s sad because he’s grown attached to it but calls the number. & the guy who introduces himself as Harry is so happy that his cat’s been taken care of & once he meets Louis, promises he can visit. But Louis doesn’t have to worry about visiting anymore once he moves in”And Louis is not a fucking coward, but this hurts so much more than he ever thought it would.
Everyone knows that Louis is broken and Harry likes to think he can fix everything.
West End AU in which Louis is a former Royal Shakespeare Company actor looking for his way back to the top, Harry is an actor best known for his work in unknown bits of experimental theatre and being the darling of London’s new age theatre scene, and Simon Cowell is the renowned director who brings the two of them together.
Also featuring Assistant Director!Zayn, Famous TV Actor!Niall, and Stage Manager!Liamau where Harry takes art classes on Fridays before going to work and Louis is the French nude model who drops the robe and doesn’t let him focus. There are plenty of text messages, a mess of emotions and a lot of time spent in bed.

Louis likes bathroom walls and Sharpies, Harry likes metal, Zayn likes Liam and Liam likes Zayn, Niall is wise, and they all go to the zoo.

  • Hold me closer (36k, chaptered) - dancer!louis, coreographer!harry
    Louis Tomlinson is one of the most promising dancers of the English National Ballet, on track to become the youngest principal dancer in the company’s history. That is, until forces conspire to significantly complicate his life, including: a surprise ballet, an unfairly attractive guest choreographer, and being pushed into a rivalry with his best mate. Featuring lots of wine, dancing, pining, and a happy ending.

loveisalaserquest17  asked:

Hello love, can you please make me a rec with Harry!photographer fanfictions? Merci xxx

Seriously I love you and all your fic rec requests!!

- i’ll bring the bread because boy, you’re the jam : Just when he’s about to stop clicking the next button and claim defeat, maybe put some posters up around town, he’s met with a picture of white cardstock lying on a table, words written in black Sharpie with careful, deliberate strokes.  “Hiiii,” it reads, “if you’re reading this, you’ve found my camera!  I’d love it if you could contact me so I can get it back.  It’d be the nice thing to do.”Or the AU where Harry loses his camera.  Louis finds it.  They fall for each other via email. (8k, it’s my fav)

- Don’t Unplug Me Or Shut Me Down: Louis scowls. “He’s a photography student. He works with gorgeous models and probably breaks hearts with his smile. I’m a nerd. I earn my money fixing broken crap, and for some stupid reason, I like it. He wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts, he’s cheer captain and I’m on the bleachers, et cetera, et cetera.” Louis sighs. “I swear, the coolest thing I’ve ever done is wear contacts.“Basically, Louis is a self-proclaimed nerd who fixes things and Harry seems too perfect to keep breaking as many things as he does. (8k)

- We The Fireworks : It’s the morning after the night before and Louis doesn’t know how on earth he made it home in one piece but he reckons it maybe has something to do with the curly-haired stranger, standing half-naked in his kitchen. The problem is that this mysterious stranger, who has a huge secret and an even huger heart, doesn’t seem to plan on leaving Louis’ life anytime soon and doesn’t seem to be able to get it into his stupidly adorable, curly head that Louis is absolutely, utterly, completely, one hundred percent beyond help. Out of reach. Lost in the night.OrThe AU where Louis needs saving and Harry wants to save him but doesn’t want to admit that maybe he needs saving a little bit too. (103k, triggers warning about rape and prostitution)

- Baby There’s No Other Superstar: Louis is an underwear model who gets a little more than he bargained for when Harry’s the photographer on his next shoot. (4k, it’s smut)

- Put it all on me : Yeah, yeah, give it to me, that’s it, spread your legs a bit, there you go.”  The camera follows Louis as he does. Maybe if the modelling thing doesn’t work out, he could try the porn industry. Then again, he’s a bit too stocky to be twinky and a bit too twinky to be anything else. He likes that about himself, though. Well, directors and photographers like that about him. He could pull off pretty and edgy, could do GQ in the morning and a perfume commercial in the afternoon. Right now he thinks he could pull off anything, because it’s Harry fucking Styles directing him. Or, a Top Model AU where Louis is accidentally there to make friends, not become Britain’s Next Top Model. (Also Zayn is the supermodel host.) (15k)

- the magic that is you and me : his man who was a complete stranger only a few hours ago – who still is a complete stranger, really – has taken over his heart and mind and he wants to understand the way they orbit each other, the way they fit after barely any time has passed.  He feels like he’s just come alive, like a new part of him he didn’t know existed has suddenly been awakened, and he wants to feel this forever, wants to ride the high for the rest of his life.Or, the AU where Harry works at Jason Mraz’s avocado farm, Louis works for BuzzFeed, and they’ve only got a few hours to fall in love. (11k)

(also I haven’t read them yet but it looks great)

- Dear Santa: Christmas AU in which the boys all work at the Santa Photo Booth and nothing is quite what it seems. Or the one where Louis will need a miracle to fix this ridiculous Christmas Cluster-fuck.
Staring Louis as the guy who responds to Santa’s mail, Niall as the worlds most Irish Santa Claus, Liam and Zayn in stripy Elf tights, and Harry as a plot twist you definitely didn’t see coming.
(12k)

- the chemical, physical kryptonite : AU in which Harry is a photographer, Louis is a uni student, and they meet at a coffee shop.  Louis isn’t enamored with Harry, not at all, not even one bit. (6.6k)

- Keep These Memories for Ourselves : Harry’s a professional photographer and he can never keep his mind off of different ways he can take pictures of Louis. Louis can be a bit camera shy, but Harry finds a way to build up his confidence and get him to relax in front of the lens. Louis discovers just how much the camera loves him. (9.5k)

- You Fit Me Better Than My Favorite Sweater (I Will Love You ‘Til the End of Time) : The first person Harry sees through the viewfinder of a camera is Louis Tomlinson.Snapshots from a decade of Harry and Louis’ life as told through a collection of cameras, milestones and 90s references (31k)

Watch Him As He Goes:   It’s why Harry loves assignments with Louis; they’re thrilling in a way. It’s like he never rests. He’s this animated, gorgeous guy who’s all over the place and Harry actually has to work hard just to catch up to him.  It kind of reminds him of trying to stalk a predator stalking its prey, with his old 70-300 mm lens. Only the predator is a cheeky arsehole. “Come along Harold, I know you usually wait for your zebras to pose for you but here you’ve got to think on your feet,” Louis yelled one time, before disappearing to interview Detective Payne. Never mind the fact Harry was slow in the first place because of Louis’ tight jeans. Or, the AU where Louis’ the best police reporter in the country, Harry’s the new photographer who is more used to penguins than human subjects, and also there are superheroes.

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This is one of the most bizarre wildlife photos I have ever seen! This is a wild macaque riding a sika deer!

In the words of Primatologist Cédric Sueur: “My favorite behavior is that of a macaque riding on the backs of Sika deer. There is a close cooperation between macaques and deer on Yakushima island. The deer eat seeds dropped by macaques on the ground, as well as their feces. Macaques may groom the deer for parasites such as lice, which are rich in proteins. At times, macaques will climb on the back of a deer for transportation. They don’t travel the kinds of distances humans do on horseback, but the similarity is there.”

Photo Credit: Alexandre Bonnefoy.

I’ve worked with primatologists! I’ve done field research, I’ve been on the actual front lines! there is no easy solution for all the myriad threats to endangered animal populations worldwide and it sucks! I also wish there was a better answer! I don’t like animals dying and I definitely don’t like human beings causing entire species to disappear! but fucking killing poor people who are caught in a vicious circle due to capitalist, colonialist abuses is not and never will be an appropriate answer and it does nothing whatsoever to help in the fucking long run!

Behavioural Ecology

by turtlekz

Rating: Mature

Pairings: Harry/Louis, Liam/Zayn

Word count: 80k

Summary:

Louis Tomlinson is a primatologist working with the Jane Goodall Institute for primate conservation; and Harry Styles is the photojournalist sent from National Geographic to write a piece promoting awareness about the endangered species. They meet, and love is never, ever simple, as we know.

Featuring Eli the chimpanzee, bickering humans, storytelling, and five men who come to gain an understanding of what it means to be human; all stationed in the Republic of the Congo.

Notes: There is a wonderful music playlist located here, and art for the title is within the story. Both were created by the lovely @sa-voix

This was written for the @1dbigbang challenge, [Round 4], more notes on AO3.