some people genuinely think we're in a relationship

anonymous asked:

care to explain how this "no no no" differs from all the larry denials we have? harry said no, they both said no. like whats the difference?!

Dallas, March 2012 at the 4.08min mark

‘Some people genuinely seriously believe we’re in a relationship’ [but we’re not]<–the expected follow up that was never said. Liam did add 'You are though’.

Toronto, May 2012 at the 16.40min mark

Transcript can be found here. Short version:

Then it turned into so many people genuinely thinking that me and Harry are, uh, in a relationship. When quite frankly, we just started off just saying that we’re really good friends then everyone said this and then

The words 'no we are not in a relationship’ are not uttered.

Dublin, October 2012, at the 6.06min mark

'That is a conspiracy of fanfiction. It’s apparently that me and Harry are together and my girlfriend isn’t real’. He is describing fanfiction. We are once again missing the declarative, indicative statement 'But that’s not true’.

In contrast:

Madrid, November 2012, at the 2.53min mark

Out of nowhere, Louis says about Zayn, 'Just to be clear, we are not together’. This is not a description of what fans think. This is a declarative claim about the true state of affairs. His denial of dating Zayn is much more clear and much less ambiguous than his denials of dating Harry, and yet it’s the latter that has apparently led him to re-arrange his life, kick Harry out, avoid interacting with Harry, etc. But he fails to take that step of making a declarative statement about the true state of affairs, 'I and Harry are not dating’.

Turin, June 2014, at the 4.30min mark

Fan asks Louis, 'Are you really engaged to Eleanor?’ She is asking him a question about the true state of affairs. Louis: 'No. No. No’. A question that makes very, very clear his answer to the question is 'no’. And very emphatically no at that.

That is the difference.

It’s good to become more aware of how people use language and learning to identify more clearly what they are saying and what they are not, because people in power manipulate language to manipulate perception all the time.

How could you possibly think that this is fake?
  • Harry: My first real crush was Louis Tomlinson.
  • ---
  • Louis: *never denies Larry*
  • ---
  • Harry: *nods when a fan asks if he's dating Louis*
  • ---
  • Louis: I love you :*
  • Harry: I love you too.
  • ---
  • Louis: Some people genuinely think we're in a relationship.
  • Liam: You are tho' right?
  • ---
  • Interwiewer: How many of you got girlfriends?
  • Band: Two.
  • Harry: ... Boyfriend.
  • Louis: And the rest of us all got boyfriends! *everyone laughs*
  • ---
  • Larry haters: Nah larry's not real there's no actual proof.
  • Me: -_-
  • Louis (on Larry): Some people genuinely think we're in a relationship. Like they genuinely, seriously think we're in a relationship.
  • Harry: Yeah, I saw that. *then proceeds to stare at Louis like his life depended on him. Note the fond in his eyes*
  • Liam: You are though, aren't you?
  • -
  • Barbara Walters: Do you all wanna be married and have children?
  • Louis: 100%
  • Barbara Walters: Even as young as you are?
  • Harry and Louis: Yeah. *then both look at each other lovingly*
  • -
  • Interviewer: Are you really engaged with Eleanor?
  • Louis: No, no, NO
"some people genuinely think we're in a relationship"

*points to complementary tattoos*

*points to jealousy*

*points to strong*

*points to sneaky touches*

*points to heart eyes*

*points to the mario kart interview*

*points to wellington*

*points to dallas*

*points to strong*

“even as young as you are”

*points to don’t let me go*

*points to something great*

*points to happily*

*points to being sexually aroused around each other*

*points to lovebites when girlfriends aren’t around*

*points to france 2012*

*points to little things*

*points to define girlfriend*

“if that”

*points to strong*

*points to the german interview*

*points to the ama’s 2013*

*points to italy*

*points to japan*

*points to strong*

[liam voice] “you are though”