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How much independence?

(November 2011)

(August 2013)


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 anotherwas it the fourth??—perfume? Or a 1D make-up line? No.)


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*watches entire kdrama within a day*

*googles lead and second lead and entire cast*

*searches for hashtag of said drama on tumblr*

*reblogs favorite moments for the rest of the life*

*watches every drama of pretty flower boy lead*

*repeats*

friends: you’re way too obsessed with lauren jauregui

me: shut up i hardly even talk about her

lauren:

me: have i ever told you guys about the deep emotional love i have for lauren jauregui? lets start from four years ago. mid 2013 a young gay ass girl stumbled upon a group called fifth harmony…

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Simone Biles (b. 1997) is currently the most decorated American gymnast. She set a national record at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, winning four gold medals, the most a female gymnast has won in a single game.

She has a total of nineteen Olympic and World Championship medals, fourteen of them gold. She has been the world all-around champion on three consecutive years, and the US national all-around champion four times, from 2013 to 2016.

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A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:

These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:

Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score. 

Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).

Nobunari Oda -  2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork) 

Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)

Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion

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YoI Movie: Speculation

So we’re getting a movie. I have thought long and hard over this, speculating on what it is going to be about since this is all new information and not just a retelling of the show.

Many of us believe YoI takes place in 2012, because the Sochi Grand Prix Final irl, also took place in 2012. Add the fact that the GPF symbol for the YOI Barcelona GPF mimics the 2013 symbol, and it just adds to our belief.(In fanfic I prefer to keep them up to current time thanks to better technology, but I’m still on the 2012 belief as far as canon goes.)

Now, if the in-show universe did in fact begin in 2012, we have a timeline.

Starts in the 2012-13 Grand Prix Circuit.

December 2012 Sochi GPF- Yuuri is in 6th.

December 2012 Japan Nationals- Yuuri fails even further.

January 2013 European Championships - assumed Victor went and won gold.

February 2013 Four Continents Championship- Yuuri didn’t qualify or he didn’t go.

March 2013 World Championships-  Yuuri couldn’t go and Victor wins again!

April 2013- Victor flies across the world for Yuuri.

May-August- Training.

September 2013 Regionals- Yuuri wins with a new SP high score.

October 2013 GPF Qualifying Round in China - Yuuri places Second with silver, and a new SP score.

November 2013 GPF Qualifying Round in Russia- Yuuri places Fourth and squeaks into the Barcelona GPF.

December 2013 Barcelona GPF- Yuuri places Second, he and Victor skate together, both decide to continue skating, and both are the only skaters capable of a Quad Flip.

So now that the possible timeline is established, the big event that comes next isn’t the 4CC or the EC or even Worlds.

In February of 2014, the Winter Olympics take place in Russia. Sochi to be precise. And as we know from the end of Season 1, Yuuri is currently training in Russia with Victor and Yurio.

So comes my wild and barely plausible theory that the movie might be about the Olympics. Imagine the drama that could go down with them competing for different countries and the fact that Yuuri’s coach would also probably be competing. 

And if the show actually began in 2016 and ran through 2017 in-show, then they would have the 2018 Winter Olympics to face.

Anyway, these are just my thoughts. It would be pretty cool to see Yuuri win Olympic gold after all his hard work.

all tea, all lemonade, but the katy vs. taylor drama is the stalest, coldest, dried-up tea bag on the face of the planet. like?? at this point… WHO CARES/?!? this shit happened in 2013, FOUR FUCKING YEARS AGO. yall have been fighting about this for ages now… time to move on….. katy perry hiring taylor swifts dancers isnt all that newsworthy or important and is just a petty fight between two millionaires… 

Rihanna Earns Landmark 30th Top 10 Hit on Billboard Hot 100 Chart!

2/21/2017 by Gary Trust

With “Love on the Brain,” Rihanna joins Madonna (38) and The Beatles (34) as the only acts with at least 30 Hot 100 top 10s all time.

As previously reported, Rihanna rumbles 13-8 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 4) with “Love on the Brain,” marking her milestone 30th top 10. Dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception, only Madonna, with 38, and The Beatles, with 34, boast more.

Rihanna breaks a tie for third place with Michael Jackson, who’s tallied 29 top 10s, as a soloist.

Notably, Rihanna sports the second-fastest accumulation of 30 Hot 100 top 10s (from an act’s first-ever week in the region to the first week in the tier with its 30th). Having first hit the top 10 with “Pon De Replay” on the July 16, 2005-dated chart, she needed 10 years, seven months and two weeks to tally 30 top 10s. Only The Beatles hit the landmark more quickly, from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Something,” over a span of just five years, nine months and two weeks (Jan. 25, 1964-Nov. 8, 1969).

While she’s the leader for the most Hot 100 top 10s, Madonna took 12 years, eight months and two weeks from her first top 10, “Borderline,” to her 30th, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (June 16, 1984-March 1, 1997; thus, with the latest Hot 100 dated March 4, 2017, we last celebrated an act reaching 30 top 10 hits 20 years ago to the week).

Here’s a recap of Rihanna’s 30 Hot 100 top 10s (with 25 in a lead role).

Rihanna’s 30 Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s

Title, Peak Pos. Peak Date

“Pon De Replay,” No. 2, 7/30/2005“SOS,” No. 1 (three weeks), 5/13/2006
“Unfaithful,” No. 6, 7/22/2006
“Break It Off” (with Sean Paul), No. 9, 3/17/2007
“Umbrella” (feat. Jay Z), No. 1 (seven weeks), 6/9/2007
“Hate That I Love You” (feat. Ne-Yo), No. 7, 12/22/2007
“Don’t Stop the Music,” No. 3, 2/16/2008
“Take a Bow,” No. 1 (one week), 5/24/2008
“Disturbia,” No. 1 (two weeks), 8/23/2008
“Live Your Life” (T.I. feat. Rihanna), No. 1 (six weeks), 10/18/2008
“Run This Town” (with Jay Z & Kanye West), No. 2, 10/3/2009
“Russian Roulette,” No. 9, 11/21/2009
“Hard” (feat. Jeezy), No. 8, 1/30/2010
“Rude Boy,” No. 1 (five weeks), 3/27/2010
“Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem feat. Rihanna), No. 1 (seven weeks), 7/31/2010
“Only Girl (In the World),” No. 1 (one week), 12/4/2010

“What’s My Name?,” (feat. Drake), No. 1 (one week), 11/20/2010
“S&M” (feat. Britney Spears), No. 1 (one week), 4/30/2011
“Cheers (Drink to That),” No. 7, 10/8/2011
“We Found Love”, No. 1 (10 weeks), 11/12/2011
“Take Care” (Drake feat. Rihanna), No. 7, 3/24/2012
“Where Have You Been,” No. 5, 7/7/2012
“Diamonds,” No. 1 (three weeks), 12/1/2012
“Stay” (feat. Mikky Ekko), No. 3, 3/2/2013
“The Monster” (Eminem feat. Rihanna), No. 1 (four weeks), 12/21/2013
“FourFiveSeconds” (with Kanye West & Paul McCartney), No. 4, 2/28/2015
“Work” (feat. Drake), No. 1 (nine weeks), 3/5/2016
“Needed Me,” No. 7, 7/2/2016

“This Is What You Came For” (Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna), No. 3, 8/6/2016
“Love on the Brain,” No. 8 (to date), ¾/2017

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  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013) and Four (2014) topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", and "Story of My Life". Their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., was released in November 2015. Their awards include six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, seven American Music Awards (including Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015), and 27 Teen Choice Awards, among many others. According to Nick Gatfield, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment UK, One Direction represented a $50 million business empire by June 2012. They were proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, by April 2013, they had an estimated personal combined wealth of £25 million ($41.2m) making them the second-wealthiest musicians in the UK under 30 years of age. In 2014, Forbes listed them the second-highest earning celebrities under 30, with the group earning an estimated $75 million from June 2013 to June 2014. In June 2015, Forbes listed their earnings at $130 million for the previous twelve months, and ranked them the fourth highest earning celebrities in the world. After the release of Four, One Direction became the first band in the U.S. Billboard 200 history to have their first four albums debut at number one. Their third album, Midnight Memories, was the biggest-selling album worldwide of 2013 despite being released in late November. The band's Where We Are Tour in support of Midnight Memories and Four, was the highest-grossing concert tour in 2014, and the highest-grossing tour ever by a vocal group, generating $282 million.In 2014, Billboard named One Direction Artist of the Year. The band is temporarily on a hiatus that began in January 2016, which is expected to last around 18 months.