Let’s for argument’s sake pretend that all of this is legit. The (admittedly super adorable) baby picture indicates that Louis is a proud father, the pregnancy may have been weird but it actually happened exactly the way it has been presented to us, as horribly mishandled as that is.
One more time, try and explain away these fucking bears. No one outside of the fandom gives them any real attention, no one who’s not a committed Larry really believes they have any deeper meaning. The argument against them is that a crew member is doing it as a joke or they’re being deliberately used to bait/distract Larries.
So we’re supposed to write off the dozens of coincidences linking them to Harry and Louis. I’m talking about the coding of each bear with timing and objects and clothing, the endless parade of green and blue mood stickers, the color specific spotlights, the night at the gay club, the blurred and visible reflections in the glasses.
We’re supposed to write off the industry connections. The parade of lgbt celebrities, many of whom were closeted and came out later in their career revealing a committed partnership and/or sued news outlets and record companies for their negative impact on their careers: Larry Grayson, John Inman, Quentin Crisp, Liberace, K.D. Lang, Danny La Rue, George Michael, Andy Bell. The celebrities that were advocates for queer rights or created media that has been iconic to the lgbt community: Judy Garland, Queen, Liza Minelli, Joan Rivers, Bette Davis, The Village People. Celebrities like Claire Richards, who wrote a tell all about how horribly she was treated in the music industry after getting her start on a music competition.
We’re supposed to write off the connections to Simon Cowell. The drag queen Stella Artois whose image was repeated until she was successfully identified in a poster with three former competition show contestants that were judged by Simon Cowell, one of whom likened her experience with and after X Factor to being part of a money making machine where she would have signed anything they put in front of her. The drag queen Lee Star, who had just been associated in the media with Chris Maloney who came out after being closeted while on the X Factor.
We’re supposed to write off all the times that the rbb twitter posted right after the Larry fandom was rocked and shaken by events that had unfolded, or right before as a warning to buckle up. We’re supposed to write off the countdown that coincided with the suspiciously cancelled show that ended with a warning that the bears would be coming out soon. We’re supposed to write off the Divine birthday cake icon on Louis’ birthday, and the Freddie Mercury icon when Freddie’s name was finally revealed to the public. We’re supposed to write off Home and Soon to Return.
We’re supposed to write off the favoriting of the Larry Ok tweet and the photograph that was signed “Love, Larry.”
All of the exquisite attention to detail, the extensively compiled information on queer celebrities and industry commentary that implies foul play on the part of Simon Cowell and their record company, the endless careful allusions to Harry and Louis, the extensive planning and dedication to monitoring the fandom to make sure that we were ok and understanding everything.
We’re supposed to write all of that off as either a mean-spirited prank by a member of their crew or a baiting effort to keep us here performed by a team that has spent One Direction’s entire career trying to make us leave and feel stupid and delusional and guilty of destroying the friendship of the two celebrities we cared most about.
“It’s Miss Seeker! First name, ‘Attention’!”… Actually, it’s Liza Wight. Liza could be short for Elizabeth or Eliza. It means ‘either oath of God, or God is satisfaction’. Thanks Google
We’ve had two Queen Elizabeth’s in British history, one of whom is the current and longest reigning monarch. Probably just a coincidence, but Kat calls Liza “Queen Attention Seeker the Thirteenth!”
While Liza certainly enjoys scaring the living daylights out of people, she doesn’t do it out of malice or to fuel her own ego.
She’s been lonely - feels like she can relate to wandering ghosts in that way…
Her parents died in a airplane accident when she was 18, robbing her of any relatives but granting her the family inheritance. Her only companion was Wooooster the butler.
Aged 20, she’s the youngest of the Seven Dragons. (There are some… questions on that below the spoiler cut.)
Madame Doublee is her neighbour and they’re in close contact, so Liza isn’t utterly isolated. Double reveals that Liza has always been ‘rather quiet’, but she’s become even more withdrawn since her parents passed away.
Wooooster claims his young mistress is of a ‘solitary disposition’ and doesn’t leave her home very often.
Rumour has it that her house has been cursed since Mr Wight died.
A young orphan associated with the supernatural - often the subject of gossip - who doesn’t get out much. Where have I heard that before?
Despite this, she specifically requests Kat and Emilianna help. She’s quite humble, asking them to call her Liza.
Using her incredible craft skills, she transforms the ‘ridiculously large’ Wight Residence into a haunted house.
She invites investigators to her house, only to give them a fright. (This included a shaman and a spiritual medium. (Hey, Wight sounds a lot like Wright…)
One reason she suggests for the “ghost’s” presence is that they might be ‘departed souls with a grudge against her family’. HMMM…
After figuring out Liza’s game, Kat promises she can always call on her.
However, Liza doesn’t hang up the ghost sheet. She puts on ghostly performances and parties for her Super Naturalist club friends. (Hopefully, Granny Riddleton will even join in.)
She owns a projector… which she probably uses to watch too many horror movies.
Collects/Makes dolls and puppets.
More of a night-bird than a day bird.
Feels comfortable when there’s a chill in the air… or maybe that’s just to conceal her secret cellar.
She has to spookiest, but sweetest butler in the world.
Really, she sounds more adorable than terrifying.
BEWARE, POWERLESS MORTALS! Below be spoilers for the final case of the game!
~ Regina is bisexual and has had sex with multiple people of different genders. She’s comfortable with it. No one talks about the Evil Queen’s sex life, obviously. They’re a bit preoccupied with everything else.
~ Emma never slept with a girl until graduating high school, but she remembers the way she felt about Lily. She dismisses it. After all, she was young. A couple of one-night stands between high school and Neal don’t count.
~ They had anger sex at some point during the first season, probably around the time when Henry got pulled out of that mine.
~ They kissed after drinking together at that bar. They were drunk and it clearly didn’t mean anything to the other person. They’ve never talked about it.
~ Regina won’t let herself admit that she’s into Emma for ages, since she has a “soulmate” and she does love him.
~ Half the reason Regina was so pissed about Marion coming back was because, as usual, Emma was getting in the way of her and Robin. Of fucking course.
~ Once Robin leaves, Regina and Mal have a brief fling (again). Every time Regina looks at her, she sees Emma’s face.
~ Emma likes Hook, but her feelings for him are more of the friendship type. He wants to date her though, and Regina clearly doesn’t feel the same way about Emma, so why not?
~ Hook kisses Emma to get rid of the curse. It doesn’t work.
~ Regina is the one who breaks the spell. Emma isn’t the dark one anymore. She looks at Regina and could almost kiss her. She doesn’t.
~ Almost a year later, it turns out that Robin isn’t Regina’s soulmate after all. He’s working for Zelena. It’s horrible, and heartbreaking, and… liberating. She’s free.
~ Emma comes over to console her best friend. Regina kisses her and tells her that she doesn’t have to feel the same way, but she needed to do it once. Emma kisses Regina back and tells her she loves her.
~ When they tell Henry, he’s not shocked. Let’s just say that.