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I am enjoying the HELL out of dragging Ann-Marie Thomson, and plan to continue to do so, but I want to point out a couple of things for my own peace of mind.

We are dragging her because she is the head of Syco PR.  She’s it. She’s the one.  We’ve dragged Simon Cowell, Simon Jones, Dan Wootton, Richard Griffiths, and Harry Magee, and all for good reason, but until now Ann-Marie has been relatively unscathed.

But the simple fact is, Syco has ultimate control over their artists. Not Modest (though their refusal to advocate strongly for their clients puts them below my contempt as well). Their contracts are stricter and more all-encompassing than regular recording contracts since their business model is different than a normal record company’s. 

Ann-Marie is not just another name we found and are throwing rotten fruit at. SHE IS THE HEAD OF PR AT SYCO.  Her job is public relations for the company, it’s artists, it’s TV shows, and Simon Cowell.  Her husband is the US Editor at The Sun and has personally written several articles blatantly pushing particular PR agendas where 1D is concerned. 

Simon Cowell is interested in making money and looking good, that’s pretty much it. For years he did both. But now he’s under fire and losing all of his money-makers, particularly 1D and The X-Factor, and Ann-Marie is the person in charge of spinning how it’s played out in the media.

As we’ve seen, 1D is being dragged right and left in the very places that Ann-Marie has the most influence - British tabloids. She has directly linked herself to the Jungwirths for no good reason (if the situation with Briana and Louis is what it is claimed to be, of course).

This isn’t tin-hatting, this isn’t speculation. There really is no one with more power over what we’ve seen happening to 1D in the UK media than Ann-Marie Thomson.

I’m just sorry it took us so long to see that.

anonymous asked:

Hi i wanna know your opinion on ty and lauren dating

OK guys. I have a billion asks about this subject, so I’m going to use this one, that’s short sweet and to the point, to answer all of them.

Do I think Lauren and Ty are dating? Well, If I was an uneducated twit, that relied on other to tell me what to think and believe, sure. But, since I’m not one of those people, that believes every fucking piece of propaganda a Personal Relations/Promotional/marketing firm tries to throw at me, my answer is NO. I believe Tyren is about as real as I believed Laucy was.

Let’s look at a few things first. Let’s take into consideration, the way this whole damn story was shoved at us, on a  heaping smoldering poo-poo platter. First they wanted us to believe that Camren wasn’t real, because Lauren was in an on-off relationship, for years, with her BFF Lucy. She was supposedly so in love with Lucy, that she was ready to proudly proclaim her Bisexuality to the masses, to be with her, openly.

Then I’m supposed to believe that Lauren, the same girl that has always said the most important thing to her, in a relationship, is honesty, cheated on her BFF/GF. Sorry, not buying it. I’m especially not buying that she supposedly cheated on her “girlfriend” with a 31 year old single Father.

Lauren has stated, for the record, that she keeps her private life private. Her love life isn’t something she shares with the masses. If she’s dodging the questions and not posting shit on SM, she’s hiding a relationship. If it’s being flaunted all out in the open and on SM, it’s a fucking PR stunt.

Why they chose Ty, I’m not sure. Maybe he had the best weed. Maybe they are going to do a song together, eventually. We have to remember, they started the Shawmila rumors all the way back in June of 2015, for a duet that didn’t come out until November. In the entertainment/music industry, they recycle the same PR stunts over and over again. Why, because they obviously work. I wouldn’t have all these questions to answer if they didn’t.

When Lauren came out so proudly in that article, everyone was so supportive and proud of her. I told friends, back then, that it wouldn’t last. I knew as soon as they hooked her up publicly with a guy, all hell would break loose and most of those who were showing her support then, would turn their backs on her. This fucking fandom is full of some of the most selfish people I have ever had the misfortune to come across. Some of you should honestly be ashamed of yourselves. When the girls don’t act the way you want them to act, say what you want them to say, do what you want them to do, or fuck who you want them to fuck, you turn into the most vile hateful selfish hypocrites I’ve ever seen. That is what is actually disgusting, shameful, and hurtful.

Look at recent history, and the answer to this question is more than obvious. I told you all back in the very first Camren theory I ever posted, why it was OK for Lauren to come out as Bisexual. They are basically proving my point, now. This is not the first time a young beautiful female has kissed her BFF, had the picture of said kiss leaked, then come out as Bisexual, to promptly be hooked up with a male, right after. It actually happens frequently, if one pays attention. There is a reason behind the madness, so to speak, but I’m not even going to try and explain it to you right now. In this society, and especially in this selfish fandom, the reasons don’t even really matter anymore. All that matters to the PR folks, is that you all keep falling for it. The worse part is, no matter how much I and others, have tried to explain this shit, there is a huge portion of this damn fandom, that will always fall for the narrative that is being pushed, and the PR stunts they use to push it.

For those of you who actually read and try and educate yourselves about how the Music Industry really works, bless you. For those of you who will always believe the bullshit Management is trying to sell you, keep your heads in the sand and your butts in the air. It makes it easier for them to fuck you in the ass without getting blamed for it.

I have to laugh this am.  We were 100% correct. Will in Clovis, seen with Hannah.  Chris stans lose their minds and world order is restored.

But I will give Chris, he did surprise me with his party bus and entourage. Almost like he is trying to prove a point about partying with PR friends.  Equalizing the “crime” once again?  Hmmm…. I have to think maybe.

He certainly has earned spending some time with his friends as the tour winds down. I just find it amusing.

anonymous asked:

From my tumblr bubble, I thought Harry was killing it with critics & sales. But when I checked for myself, it does not seem exactly superstar level? I mean the level that would justify his marketing budget & hyperbolic launch. If you look at Metacritic, his album is well outside the top 100 best reviewed albums in the last 90 days. If you look at album sales, he's dropped 80%. Both of those things are fine, but I was just shocked at the difference between SM & hype vs actual numbers.

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Hi!

Thank you for the question.

My answer is going to break the question down into several parts, and will include some conjecture on my part.

First, by any metric, Harry’s album has done very well. To debut as a solo artist in the #1 album position (in the U.S., with immense competition), and with a #1 single, is a PR victory in and of itself. I don’t mean “PR victory” as in the album was not deserving, just that there is so much great music out there, that one has to have a huge PR push to be noticed. And Harry did. Was the PR overhyped? Was it worth the outcome in sales and critical reception?

Columbia/Sony is counting on Harry as a sure thing. Harry’s PR has been well-strategize and meticulous; he has played the U.K. and American shows with the largest audience numbers, and the timing couldn’t have been better. It’s the envy of any artist to have his management devote 90% of their time to him, especially when they are arguably one of the most powerful in the music business. It’s not a matter of overhype– there’s no such thing for an artist that has a huge fanbase and who wants to launch as a solo artist into the ranks of A-list musicians.

Now, the longevity of the album’s sales, and the ultimate numbers, will have to wait a few months. Selling over 200,000 units over the first week in the U.S. is a very respectable start. I fully expect the album to go platinum.

As for the drop in sales after the initial push, I think it’s not unexpected, with promo ending, the large number and quality of new artists releasing music, and the fact that Harry’s music is very different from the trend at the moment. The only single released so far is SOTT. It isn’t the most radio-friendly, although it has been included in multiple media playlists as a “song of summer.” I think Harry will release another single within the month, either Carolina or Kiwi, which are much more in tune with summer hits. Singles and music videos help drive sales.

I also think the SOTT music video was a misstep. Despite the flight gimmickry, it was bland and incoherent, and didn’t draw many more listeners to the song. At two weeks after release, it has 31 million views, compared to Kendrick Lamar’s DNA, released a month ago, with 85 million views.

As for critical acclaim… sigh… if I had a nickel for every time I read, “despite his boyband beginnings.”

I see several reasons for Harry’s album to have mixed critical reception, and some of these are contradictory, so I’ll just list them.

1. The album’s sound was unexpected. Critics have always used the words “generic” and “bland” to describe One Direction’s sound– pop aimed at unsophisticated ears. I feel like this is the genre that Harry was expected to fall into– pop but a bit slicker, shinier, sexier and more adult (like Justin Timberlake). The range and confessional quality of the songs on the album were unexpected; critics could not use the history of One Direction (not that they bothered) to evaluate the songs… but still tried. It will take a while to think of Harry other than as the frontman for One Direction, and even his virtues– the beauty of his voice, for instance– will be viewed negatively, as something “cultivated on a reality television competition.” Unclench your anal sphincters already, critics. His voice is unlike any other, and a bad voice/ edgy sound isn’t the sign of creative originality. Get over yourselves.

2. His audiences is still predominantly female. The fact that Harry would not repudiate his audience, when presented with a chance to, immediately lowered his cool quotient.

3. The albums with higher critical ratings tend to be from independent artists with fewer reviews. These are the top ten best rated albums on Metacritic right now (the number in parenthesis is the number of professional critical reviews):

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band– remix
Damn - Kendrick Lamar (37)
Lovely Creature, the Best of Nick Cave (12)
Kicking Child - Dion (5)
A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie (18)
Black Origami - Jlin (10)
Singles, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (7)
Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper (8)
A Hair of Purpose - Pile (4)
The Order of Time - Valerie June (10)

Compare these with Harry’s album, with 23 critical reviews. The fact is, indie artists, reviewed by fewer professional reviewers, have a biased critical audience. The reviewers are ones who actively seek out indie music to review, & are already favorably disposed to this type of music. Statistics is not a science but an art. It can be bent multiple ways.

I don’t expect the whole world to love Harry, of course. His PR is imperfect. His lyrics can be more poetic and specific, his tropes about sex and women feel derivative (watch better movies, Harry). But compared to other artists, Harry is still young, and hasn’t really lived in the real world, either. Better songs will come.

Manipulated

It’s been interesting leaning some details about the grand social experiment that is One Direction.  The manipulation of fans by Syco/Sony is real and has played a huge role in what we know as One Direction.  I think, often, we have played into Sony/Syco’s hand, but that only goes so far.  If the diabolically ingenious marketing strategy was solely responsible for 1D’s unprecedented success, they most certainly would have replicated that success (to some extent) by now.  What all the social media and exposure did was to provide a window into the lives of 5 boys.  They kept a pretty tight rein on what was displayed, but it was the boys, parts of them at least, we saw through that window.  I don’t buy into the idea that everything we see is a PR contrivance.  PR pushes certain stunts, narratives and obscures certain truths about celebrities.  Celebrities will try to keep some elements of privacy in tact (if they value their sanity.)  If someone has a lot of public exposure, however, the kind of person they are (in real life) will eventually become apparent.  (I think even most Justin Bieber fans are well aware he’s kind of a jerk on some level.)  As the Beatles (and 1D) sang, “Nothing you can know that isn’t known, Nothing you can see that isn’t shown, Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be, It’s easy.”

The lads have paid a price for all this exposure - the withering glare - millions of seemingly unblinking eyes.  The thing is, those unblinking eyes also “fell in love” with the boys and their reputation of being lovely, humble, kind people reinforces our observations.  Consequently, the fan base truly feels they know the lads on some level and there has been an almost familial bond formed.   In my corner of the fandom, people refer to the lads as their sons.  (I call them my nephews.)  We want to nurture and support “our boys” more than anything.  Steve Aoki has marveled at the One Direction fan “army” and it’s support for he and Louis (in spite of Louis’ miserable team.)  Louis has bent over backward expressing gratitude to the fans - all the lads praise the fandom effusively.  While the invasive entitlement of the fan base is a down side, the deep connection we have with the lads is an upside for them.  The ONLY reason this grand experiment worked this well, for this long is because of WHO the lads are.  

They are the ones performing on stage, who can enthrall an audience without the usual pop gimmicks.  They are the goofy, rowdy, irrepressible, thoroughly decent, charming and eminently likable guys.  They are the creative force behind the band.  We did buy into the experiment, but it couldn’t have been this successful, for this long if the lads weren’t who they are.

We have made Sony/Syco richer, to be sure, but we’ve also given the lads a huge amount of power.  (Which is a VERY rare commodity for artists in the music industry.)  Our connection with the lads - their connection with us has made them master of their own destinies - as One Direction and as solo artists.  (Louis will be free soon, don’t worry.)  Ultimately, the genius wasn’t in Sony/Syco’s marketing plan, but in WHO they were marketing.  In the long term, it’s “our boys” who will benefit most, certainly not Syco.  That diabolical, ingenious plan was conceived to make Sony (and a petty little man named Simon) richer and more powerful.  In the end, One Direction and its members will reap the rewards.  “At the End of the Day,” 1DHQ manipulated the fans and the lads, but ultimately, they manipulated themselves right out of a job.

(I do my best to refer to post Midnight Memories 1D as something other than boys.  I know, lads doesn’t always have the best connotation, but it’s very commonly used in Britain and they do refer to themselves that way.  In this post, when I use boys, I’m thinking of pre Midnight Memories 1D.  I think, since they’ve been to war and back, they’re not really boys anymore.)

Coco Chanel said, “Before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Going even one step too far can ruin your whole look. This analogy can also be applied to a PR push that went at least one step too far and fucked up the intended appearance. But instead of taking off one accessory, they should have removed a scarf, sixteen pieces of flare, the brooch someone’s grandma smuggled out of occupied Belgium, one of those chains that attaches from an earring to a nose ring, all of the bracelets Johnny Depp owns and a floppy hat the size of the Lido Deck. Because they did the absolute most and it backfired. 

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

i really cant tell if david’s tweet is pr pushing someone we generally trust to weigh in on their side or if he just felt like four people invalidating gay women wasnt enough 

Camren EXPOSED

‘Camren is real!’ is the most commented thing under Camila Cabello’s and Lauren Jauregui’s posts on Twitter and Instagram. Tons and tons of video’s are made of Camila glancing at Lauren or vice versa. Video’s containing proofs of moments of the two girls barely interacting are shown as them having feelings for one another, moments of them laughing at one another etc, which btw is common in any friendship. But why has Camren, like Larry, been blown out of proportion, and why does it continue to be the number one thing on a Harmonizer’s mind when watching a video with the girls? Why, after countless times of shutting down the rumours, do Lauren and Camila still get shipped? 

Let’s start with one of the first iconic moments - 'the look’. For many harmonizers, this is the beginning of Camren. 

Let’s dissect this photo - At first glance, it does look pretty incriminating - they’re seems to be quite a bit of supposed sexual tension as they  look at one another’s lips and eyes. Or it could just be them looking at one another - because that’s what humans who are friends do? 

Here’s some other photo’s were Lauren and Camila can’t take their eyes off one another 

Now let’s have a look at a well known friendship - Serena and Blair from Gossip Girl - 

If we didn’t know who they were, Blair and Serena could look like your typical lesbian couple, could they not? But because we know their life story and the ins and outs of what goes on with them, we barely assume they’re in a relationship. Unlike Camren, we have 0 ideas of what goes on in their personal lives apart from what they show us. 

Now let’s look at how Blair and Serena LOOK at one another and compare it to the Camren Look 

Look at how both Blair and Serena look at one another - with love and care. Look at their hands, almost touching. Do we ever assume that they’re dating or have a crush on one another? No. We simply take it that they care about one another VERY deeply. Just as Camila and Lauren do. 

My next point is the hand touching and holding - 

OMG THEY’RE HANDS ARE TOUCHING, THEY MUST BE DATING. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Agreed - they ARE touching/ holding hands- but does this mean that Camren is real? No. It’s just like Serena and Blair, who also continue to look each other + hold hands and touch one another, but in the least sexual way possible. 

Let’s continue to look at Blair and Serena who are bff goals - 

OMG  don’t they look like they’re dating one another? If I didn’t know that they were best friends I’d certainly think that they were together. Wouldn’t you? 

Let’s look at some iconic Camren selfies 

Just your average friendly selfies, much like Blair and Serena's 

So far - we have put down the staring and hand holding to the fact that they care deeply about one another and were/are really good friends. 

Now let’s look at their Twitter interactions - 

Yes, Lauren started the whole Camren thing BUT we are all aware of the fact that celebrities rarely if ever have control of their own social media - ESPECIALLY Twitter. So if I’m right, management planned these tweets OR it could simply be a way for them to express their friendship. The latter seems more true. 

Oh Dinah - Also played by management to fuel Camren rumours and give 5h more publicity 

Let’s not bring up the fact that so many other celebrities ship Camren - why? Because this is a moot point. Just because somebody ships something doesn’t make it exist nor make it come into existence.


But for those of you who are still convinced that Camren is real and that they’re dating, let us take a look at the technicalities behind their relationship. I for one think that Camren was public relations (PR) and their is a lot evidence pointing towards this idea. 

Let’s begin with the fact that Camila was JEALOUS of Lauren at one point - the evidence lies in her personal notes which were leaked from her phone; she wrote this a motivational thing for herself 

She says and I quote 'you were struggling with a terrible insecurity, made even more terrible by how jealous you were of L , like you were obsessively jealous and hated her.’ 

Why would Camila be jealous of Lauren? It doesn’t make sense - if they did have feelings for one another then surely Camila wouldn’t feel jealous of Lauren.. Hmm 

Look at this message from 2012, soon after 5h were first formed, Camila is chatting shit about all her band mates but is starting to like Lauren which suggests their FRIENDSHIP 

How about the fact that Camila dated Austin Mahone and Lauren dated Brad from The Vamps. Surely these weren’t staged? 

Well we definitely know that Camila and Austin weren’t staged because of Sinu’s (Camila’s mum) tweets to Hollywood life after they accused Camila and Austin to be dating only for album promotion: 

What about Shawn Mendes? Well, Camila and Shawn ALWAYS denied dating rumours, so the majority of their interactions were PR - 

This was all for PR to boost I Know What You Did Last Summer (I guess it worked) 

(texts from Camila discussing IKWYDLS) 

And then the incriminating texts between Micheal from 5SOS and Camila - you can read the full story about that here (this basically proves that Camren is FAKE because of Camila’s heterosexuality which is pretty evident). I know that she could be bisexual or even gay, but her interactions with male counterparts seem to suggest her avid interest in guys rather than girls.

Let’s not forget the many times that Lauren and Camila have denied Camren 

And the interviews where they denied Camren -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5nG2SdprkI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMsUG4I8bBY&ebc=ANyPxKqDrS1fDlLtEssH_QQWCB5jxG8qpALmsSuymuymCK6eCMB-snzzsTCovRmxs2BcBtwSbxSa_8vRCIAZ44FMIRjm7v05yw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euPoSC-3CHo

And the biggest PR stunt of it all - The Vamp’s song 'I Found a girl’ which you can listen to here 

Now, let’s talk about who writes songs for bands in general - NOT the band members, but songwriters that the bands label and management choose. The actual band members have such little input about what they’re going to sing. Who wrote 'I Found A Girl’? Was it The Vamps? Nope, it was some singer/songwriter called James Blunt. 

The truth is - Camren isn’t real. That’s all there is to it. It was all for PR (to push forward sales and views) which worked. Look how dedicated Larry fans are to One Direction. 5h’s label & management obviously wanted something like that so that 5h would get big (which they did) 

Not to mention that it’s rumoured that Camila almost forced Lauren to post those initial #Camren selfies - no wonder Lauren always calls fans out for supporting Camren but Camila hardly ever does. 

Therefore, Camila also wanted a Larry type thing in 5h - look how she’s obsessed with Harry, almost as if she wants to be him 

You can believe what you wanna believe, after all - my evidence for Camren being fake is as good as your evidence for Camren being real. But let’s be realistic - Camren is staged AF. They might have a good friendship, but relationship wise, well, that’s non existent. But you can believe whatever you want to believe. 

That’s it for now! If you’d like to see more posts like this - please let me know :) What other topics should I expose or shed light on? 

anonymous asked:

Harry didn't do that shit. Fans did. And Sony has sanctioned the rainbow flag waving as part of Harry's marketing. Maybe pull your head out if your ass about that. No wonder this fandom is so easy to manipulate. Your standards are too low. You go to a concert, listen to het, sexist lyrics, and are drooling about a calculated flag wave designed to grab your pink dollars and earn Harry good PR. And if you actually watched the "wow" video, he's distinctly underwhelmed. But what are facts??

if you actually went to the concert like i did you would’ve seen the subtle changes in his face throughout all of sott and his reaction after the show ended like imagine thinking harry’s support is a calculated move by columbia when harry has been doing this shit for /years/ lmfao

also fans react to their artist that safe space wouldn’t have been created if it wasn’t for harry you dumbass if people didn’t know of his support and acceptance they wouldn’t feel comfortable so openly bringing flags to his concerts 👏🏼 he creates the space and then fans react to his acceptance to make it even more of a safe space and comfortable like you dont see this shit at another artists concert who hasn’t made it explicitly clear of their support and that they /want/ you to bring flags and to be whoever you want to be in that room 🙄

My 10k this week

I have a 10k scheduled Saturday. It is “only” a 10k, but it is a special one for me.

It was my first 10k. I really struggled and walked the last 2 miles. Despite that, this is where I found I really love running. 

2 years ago, I placed 3rd in my age group, which was a first for me. The course director also interviewed me as a special guest. 

Unfortunately, this is the last year they are running it, which makes me sad - and want to do my very best. I am going to push for a PR this time:) 

anonymous asked:

"Interesting choices to be making days before a premiere…" You know what? This reminds me of Sam's IG post of a SC pic (taken at GGs 2016 red carpet), saying he was so looking forward to S3. Many of us here interpreted his words as a possible reveal of him and Cait as a RL couple. Look what's been happening this premiere week... what an irony...

Well… Many wondered why he was off this week and distant and detached - that is until Thursday night. This week wasn’t OL promo week for him, it was self-PR, pushing his own agenda week. He was preoccupied knowing what he had planned. So preoccupied in fact that he simply had no concentration or all that much depth of feeling left for OL. But once he got it over with on Thursday, wasn’t he just the epitome of relaxed and loose Friday? Joking and at ease (Still managed to dance around practically every Q asked this week, save a few broad strokes). So not surprised he took it a step further last night. Beyond Cringeworthy to say the least…

Whatever, He had a whole lot on his agenda for this week and it sure as shit wasn’t OL. #SorryNotSorry. 

Cait was this week’s (and this show’s) saving grace, without a doubt. She was/is on point and present in each and every moment. BLESS, I truly hope it lasts and doesn’t get tainted.

Thank fuck the show’s finally starting tomorrow… 

Adventures with mod neji

Wow okay so y'all are probably wondering where we went. Well um I fell off the side of a cliff? Yea this is mod neji btw. I was backpacking in Utah and a boulder shifted underneath me and my friend while we were walking by the edge of the canyon. So first of all, I was out there for almost a month, and I finally got back. We don’t get cell service out there. The accident happened yesterday, so luckily it wasn’t like we were stuck. But basically this girl ended up snapping her tibia in half and dislocating her ankle. I was pretty much fine, since I managed to grab onto the canyon wall. She only fell about 10 feet, but clearly it was enough to break her tibia. This is some 127 hours shit I swear to god. I mean, I WAS fine, until I realized I’d need to carry her down the canyon to get back to the main camp. For a bit of perspective, I’m small. Not tiny, but I’m only about 5'6, although I can bench about 180 and my push up PR is 82. Now, my friend here, let’s just call her, Jen. She’s about 160 pounds and 5'10. I was honestly really tempted to leave her and come back with help, but it was already late and it was 30 degrees at this point. We didn’t have all our gear because we just wanted to go look for more water sources, and we told my mentor that we’d be gone for maybe 2 or 3 hours. I thank my lucky stars that at 4 am that morning, my mentor woke me up for morning training. He’s been an emt for almost 20 years, and he does search and rescue now. He started training me a few months ago when I said I was interested in some sort of physically grueling job, but I didn’t want to join the military or the police. So that morning, he simulated a scenario where a child was lost inside a canyon, and all we know is that their leg is severely injured and they’re somewhere south of the creek. So basically I had to search for a fake child that morning and carry a 100 pound backpack to simulate giving someone a piggy back ride. Somehow, during the real life situation, I managed to stay calm. Also I puked so many times to the point where there was nothing to puke up anymore. So I ended up carrying Jen on my back for about 5 miles, and luckily it was down the canyon, and I found a route that wasn’t steep. So about 4 miles in, I hear a snap. Yea, I look down and my knee does not look right. It’s swollen and bruised, and the kneecap looks like it’s too far to the left. I really wasn’t sure what to do, but I decided to try setting the kneecap back in place since it looked like my kneecap popped out. It was super painful when I set it back in, but it felt better. Now thank the lord, my boyfriend just started to come looking for us. It had been almost 4 hours and I’m never late. I hadn’t even noticed that I had a giant slash on my thigh until he pointed it out. He found me with Jen on my back, and I was panting and having dry heaves. I was having about 32 breaths a minute, which for some perspective, 18 is the average I believe. Once help arrived, I guess I started clinging onto my boyfriend for like 30 minutes and I wasn’t crying or anything. I was just clutching onto his shirt and staring at the ground. Tbh if I hadn’t been training for search and rescue in the first place I probably would’ve panicked immediately. But honestly, I don’t think simulations truly prepare u for when ur in that situation. They help u a lot, but not knowing what kind of injuries you’re dealing with and not knowing the area is scary. Both of us are fine, although Jen will be in a cast for awhile. Also, I’m not even old enough to be part of a real search and rescue team. I’m just training for it. Also a few of my toenails fell off again and I’m salty about it bc they keep falling off it’s so gross 😒

Fic: We’ll All Go Together When We Go (ao3)
Fandom: Flash, Legends
Pairing: Barry Allen/Mick Rory, Leonard Snart & Mick Rory

Summary: Doomworld takes some time to fix. Barry and Mick use that time to find each other.

(written for @flashwaveweek 2017)

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Mick helps Barry across the last section, which is starting to crumble; Barry takes the help, which he’d normally resist, with relief, hobbling straight over to where his bed is.

Mick follows.

“We’re making progress,” he says, as much for his own sake as for Barry’s.

Barry smiles at him.

Barry always smiles at him, no matter how little Mick deserves it. And Mick doesn’t deserve it, he doesn’t deserve it at all when it’s all his fault the world is this way.

“We are,” Barry says. “We’ve scouted out the whole place.” With a grunt, he moves his leg into an elevated position - the crushed leg, the one that makes sure he won’t run anymore, the one that has left him in crutches.

The one that would heal after a month or two, except that the conditions of Barry’s parole are that on the first of each month he has to show up in the public square in the middle of Central City to have it get crushed again, or else his friends in custody will be summarily executed.

Eobard Thawne knows exactly how to gut a speedster.

Mick’s fault, of course. All of it.

But still Barry helps him.

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(Hope this is okay for me to send here i just wanted to send my thoughts on the whole karlie situation) Tbh as someone who’s like. Always been here for taylor more than her girlfriends but who was SO charmed by karlie to begin with i think karlie REALLY needs to buck her ideas up. I would not blame taylor one bit if she left karlie and came out on her own terms this year ESPECIALLY considering karlie’s seemingly endless horrible mistakes she’s making. i think taylor’s vanished from the public eye to knuckle down and plan her path and i 100% think that path is going to include coming out, but whether karlie is involved is something that’s probably going to be decided by if karlie stops doing these terrible childish stunts. Idk those are just my thoughts as someone who cares about taylor before literally anything else here.

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I received this ☝🏼submit today from @gingerbreadyang . It echos many of my thoughts. I mentioned in an earlier comment on another post that Karlie is losing fans over this phony Joshie PR push. I will post more on this soon …

I need these PR experts to explain to me why when Louis was asked about Freddie that it was his shitty PR team pushing the narrative but when Harry is asked questions people don’t like it’s because his PR team doesn’t have control over the situation????

Why is there a Harry PR defense squad???