thinking conceptually

it is not linear

past vs present

  • how trauma traps Sisko in the past, it robs him of his now 
  • Jadzia, letting her past lives’ baggage infringe on her present 

present vs future

  • in Rapture, Sisko willing to accept deterioration of his present form for the sake of visions for the future
  • Jadzia constantly willing to compromise Dax’s future for the sake of living truthfully in her current life

the temporal nature of the self… where do we exist most? what defines who we are: our past, present, or future?

  • Dax symbiont defined almost solely as a collection of past experiences VS pre-joined Jadzia as someone who trained her entire life for her future as a completely different person 
  • I never left that ship” you exist here” VS “That future, that space station, all those people – they exist in here!  In my mind. I created it.”
  • the past no longer exists and the future is only an idea, but *Benny Russell voice* it’s REAL!!!

you can’t change the past and you can’t destroy an idea, that’s ancient knowledge

just…. everything with Sisko as a Prophet and his best friend the joined Trill, as beings existing outside of normal timelines

Dear readers,

I tried to make this brief, but I think I failed.

Today on Twitter and Tumblr, I posted about piracy and the effect it had had on the publishing side of the Raven Cycle. Several readers lashed out at me and asked why I did not merely release an 11,000 word story for free if the publisher had decided not to release it — further, they noted, other “big name authors” released “loads” of free content and since I didn’t release “loads” of things for free, surely this meant I just was in it for the money.

I don’t have a lot to add to the piracy commentary that is already up, other than the fate of the Raven Cycle and all its extras are up to my U.S. publisher and so therefore the discussion is weighted toward U.S. buyers. 

And I’m not going to speak to the giving away art for free business. The internet has discussed this a lot already, and the fact is that if you take away a paying-for-art model, you end up only getting art from people who can afford to work in their spare time or art that is supported by patrons — both models that we have seen before, both models that end up giving you art produced by and for a homogenous and upper class group. So moving on.

What I will speak to is the “loads” of free content business, because I haven’t addressed this before. I know there are authors who do release loads of free content. Stories of all lengths. Still other authors release loads of extra content available for a low cost, stories and novellas, etc. I can very much see how this is thrilling to readers. However, this will never be me, for four reasons:

1. I am bad at thinking episodically. I think of my novels in novel-shape, and it is difficult for me to think of stories that do not exist within that plotline. Just write Gansey and Blue going grocery shopping, urge readers, but I can’t think of how to make that into a satisfying story shape that will not diminish the original novels, introduce world-building that I will later regret, and be satisfying in one sitting. So ideas come to me very rarely that fit the idea of an extra. 

2. My deleted scenes are 99% bad versions of scenes that exist in the novel. They are not me deciding to cut a scene of Gansey and Blue going grocery shopping. They are me trying five different settings for the same conversation. They’re not extra, they’re less. 

3. I have always been a slow or at least very exclusive writer. I have a year between books and it takes me all of that time to write them, to think about them, to conceptualize them. I hear about some writers who write their contracted novels and then, in addition, write 10,000 word fanfics. HOW. I am not that person. If I try to write any faster, or write two things at the same time, all that happens is that I have to delete bad words twice as often, or end up writing the same story with two different titles. 

4. I am even slower now. I had not posted about my health crisis, because I didn’t want to be that person who talked about their gout at a party, but here it is. Folks who follow me on the internet may have noticed over the past several years that I was posting with increasing frequency about migraines and brain fog. In June, I grew rapidly ill at a seminar and collapsed (I think there’s still a photo of me lying on pavement behind the scenes). I had to be shipped home, canceled a tour for the first time ever, and then spent several weeks trying to get better. I did, sort of — but even weeks later, I wasn’t really better. I had hives all over my body. My hair was falling out. I was weirdly missing abstract thought — some days I could remember my home address, but I couldn’t say it out loud. I also couldn’t stay awake. I had to sleep every four hours, and every time I ate food, I got even more tired. And when I did sleep, it wasn’t real sleep. A drugged, enchanted, dreamless, sick sleep. There are photos all over the internet of me pulled over by the side of the interstate to sleep because when a reaction hit, there was no option. There is also a photo of my crumpled Mitsubishi that happened when I was too tired to avoid the tractor trailer that ran into me on the highway. I should’ve realized sooner that I was having an immune reaction, but it snuck up slowly. Bloodwork ruled out cancer and lupus, but showed that I had no immune system left whatsoever. Since then, I’ve been on a low-histamine diet of about six foods (hence the photographs of the groceries I carry with me on tour) and I’ve slowly become brighter and more like the self I remember from way back when, 2015 self. I can write again, without words looking like foreign intruders on the page. Migraines have vanished. I still have to be incredibly cautious — every time my body is exposed to or creates histamines (dog hair! limes! plane travel!), it still produces hives or puts me into an instant drugged sleep. But I’m getting better. I just can’t do anything stupid. I also just can’t write fast. I will do anything to keep from going back to June 2017 Maggie. 

All of this is to say that I wish I could be one of those authors that could surprise and delight with extras. But for many reasons, I can’t be. I’m continually delighted that readers love my books, and I hope those will continue to be enough.



eta: yes, that’s why you no longer see me with cookies. No flour, no eggs, no dairy. :(

I DON’T WANT TO WORK ON THIS ANYMORE so here is my version of the mural my Lavellan used to work out some of her issues. She basically attacked her bedroom wall with paint. Not fresco, because she does not have the skill or patience required for that. I’m pretty sure she gets over bad days by working on her family and/or lying on the floor painting foliage. Tiny happy flower, ignore the fact that you don’t know how to convince your boyfriend not to murder everyone you’ve ever known, tiny happy flower, ignore the desire to throw idiots off the battlements, tiny happy flower. Bob Ross therapy did not actually work for her, alas.

anonymous asked:

One thing that bothers me with fanon is when people dumb Keith down. Like, this is a kid who was considered the best pilot of his generation at a military/space place; NASA's people are some of the smartest on the planet and the Garrison is so similar to them! But yet everyone think's he's not as smart as some of the other characters simply because he's more aggressive or because he didn't get the team chant Lance made.


So he’s definitely book smart in my mind because I feel it would be difficult for him to be number one in such a prestigious academy otherwise. Particularly in its most competitive program (fighter pilot). There are of course other indications of intelligence, and the primary ones singled out are usually: musical-rhythmic and harmonic, visual spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. So, let’s take a look at what Keith falls under:

  • Visual-spatial: Think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. Tools include models, graphics, charts, photographs, drawings, 3-D modeling, video, videoconferencing, television, multimedia, texts with pictures/charts/graphs.” (source)
  • Evidence: Just take a look at Keith’s incredibly all encompassing and thorough assessment of data he’s gathered from the desert and this is incredibly clear. You’ll see pictures, charts, maps, visually illustrated points of how everything connects–it’s clear he’s a very visual learner. To the point where, when Hunk sketches out the Fraunhofer line, Keith immediately picks it out as a clear match for the mountain range. That demonstrates a true command of visual-spacial awareness. 
  • Verbal-linguistic:Using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, tape recorders, and lecture.” (same source)
  • Evidence: Keith’s funny comment that, “I don’t think you’re using that word correctly,” seems to imply that he’s able to catch onto the meaning of unfamiliar words pretty easily. But more indicatively–“they can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words.” Words hold a certain power with Keith, as evidenced by the way he reverts to repeating Shiro’s mantra of “Patience yields focus,” whenever he needs to calm down and concentrate. He finds comfort in those words and hearing them. This seems to suggest an auditory inclination. 
  • Logical-mathematical: “Reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can deal with details.” (same source)
  • Evidence: Again, I think “exploring patterns and relationships,” falls under the work we see on Keith’s conspiracy theory board. And as previously stated, his rank at the garrison is most likely indicative of this. He’s also capable of abstract thinking–such as connecting with the desert’s “strange energy” as well as logic-based. The ability to put things together and “solve puzzles” is also clearly shown through how Keith is able to quickly address a situation and come to the right conclusion–such as how something wasn’t right on Naxzela and it’s connection to Voltron
  •  Bodily-kinesthetic: “Use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. Keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing. Tools include equipment and real objects.” (same source)
  • Evidence: I don’t think this one really needs to be explained, because Keith is just deftly skilled when it comes to movement. He’s very fluid, moves quickly, is light enough on his feet to dodge enemies and sidestep disaster. The way he flies Red Lion with focus on speed and agility is a direct parallel to this. And I think that, just focusing on Keith’s own ability, the way he navigates the debris field when his suit is damaged is an excellent illustration of this
  • Intrapersonal: Understanding one’s own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy away from others. They’re in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study and introspection. Tools include books, creative materials, diaries, privacy and time. They are the most independent of the learners.” (same source)
  • Evidence: Keith is often very independent and in tune with his own feelings. And we know from his whole personal quest to uncover more about his identity that he’s very much an introspective person. Intuition is also a huge part of who Keith is, and we see this manifest as a kind of quintessence sensitivity–how he was able to sense Blue in the desert, how he was the only one able to connect with his Lion over a long distance, knowing he had to target Haggar’s ship during the whole thing with Naxzela, ect. 
  • Naturalistic: Seems to encompass environmental awareness. Knowing the lay of the land, practical outdoor skills and intelligence, a deeper understanding of the natural world, a more nurturing personality, ect. 
  • Evidence: Keith living on his own in the desert for a year and later saying that he likes the outdoors because it’s quiet. Seems to be more in tune with the natural world and has more than enough of a grasp of outdoor knowledge to live off the land if need be. Also, does exhibit nurturing instincts–a fierce desire to protect and provide for others 

So yes, Keith is very smart and in a number of ways. And I will 100% always defend that 

Honestly shipping in the Sanders Sides fandom is so peaceful. Like, despite the handful of Obligatory Jerks who bash on people’s ships every once in a while, it’s all very nice and pressure-free? I think mainly because of two things:

Firstly, no ship is Problematic. There’s no age gap because you either think of them as conceptual beings with no age or they’re all 20-something. Moxiety is portrayed as a father-son relationship but shipping it romantically is, at absolute worst, maybe a little weird in a canon context. Prinxiety canonically fights all the time but it’s not abusive, they’re just salty/sassy grown men who act like 12-year-olds to each other. Literally any combination works and it’s not a problem.

Secondly, it’s almost certain that none of the ships are every going to go canon anyway, so there’s precisely zero pressure to try and write it “how it might happen in the show” because it’s not going to and we’ve all accepted this. It’s like owning a nice boat but you live nowhere near water and you’re fine with that. Your friends have boats, too. You have a boat club. None of you ever expect these boats to see water. There’s this dude who lives out of town by a lake and everyone in the boat club admires him. Sometimes he comes around and compliments the boats. “Thanks,” you say, and you are literally 0% bitter that your boat isn’t gonna sail on his lake. Because it’s just a nice boat and that’s all that matters.

I dunno it’s just really peaceful and I like it.

kickthepj themed ask list!

kickthepj week is coming to an end and im really sad about it i’ve seen a lot of asks before but i haven’t seen any of pj so here’s a list of every question i could squeeze out of my brain box (also feel free to send me one ;) )

kickthepj: what are you most known for? your trademark?

pjthekick: do you have any ideas or concepts that you haven’t gone through with (yet)? any ideas that came out and didn’t think worthy to present formally?

pj liguori: what kind of “maker” are you?

peej: how did you earn your favorite (or least favorite) nickname?

PJ’s favorite’s playlist: what’s your favorite video lol

fuzzwald: what are five things/traits annoy you the most in other people?

forever train: what things do you want to last forever? what things do you wish to stop?

oscar’s hotel: favorite kickthepj character and why?

HAIR AND BRIMSTONE: have you ever had a bad haircut? what did it look like?

bloom: what do you find beautiful? what makes it beautiful?

wiggles the clown: what is your type of humor? your favorite joke? what makes you laugh the hardest?

MODERN ART: what is art to you? what’s the difference between art and not art? what’s your favorite work of art?

PJ, PLANET KID: if you could travel anywhere in the universe, where would you go and why? 

JETPACK BACKPACK: what is the best thing you’ve ever purchased? what is the worst thing you’ve ever purchased?

Slurp: what is your favorite type of beverage? why? 

bug in a rug: what have you spent the most on; time-wise, money-wise, or effort-wise?

the “strange” series: what’s the weirdest ways you’ve procrastinated? do you still do that?

the “lullaby” series: when was the latest you stayed up? why? what made you go sleep?

FANTASTIC MONSTER TAG: what kind of fantastic monsters live around you? what are their good sides and what are their bad sides?

THINGS I ALMOST SAID ON TWITTER: if you have any drafts on social media, what are some weird things that are in your drafts? if not, what are some weird things you’ve thought of but never said out loud? 

the “sea” saga: where do you love to go to the most? what does it do for you and why? 

WRITER’S BLOCK: what do you do to get your creative power back? how do you solve the writer’s block? 

Party Nightmare: what’s the worst party experience you’ve had? the best? 

feel free to add on if you feel like i missed anything!
Louis Tomlinson Teases Surprise Single 'Just Like You'
Louis Tomlinson just couldn't hold it in any longer, so early on Wednesday morning (Oct. 11) he took to Twitter to let fans know that soon -- real soon -- they'll be able to hear a new single titled "Just Like You."

Louis Tomlinson just couldn’t hold it in any longer, so early on Wednesday morning (Oct. 11) he took to Twitter to let fans know that soon – real soon – they’ll be able to hear a new single titled “Just Like You.”

“So I wrote a song called ‘Just Like You’ a few months ago,” Tomlinson tweeted. “After a few conversations with the label I told them that I wanted to release it.”

He continued to peel back the details of the song in a series of tweets: “My next single will be a bit later this year but I wanted to share this with you now. This is for you lot ! #JustLikeYou The song will go live on the usual platforms at midnight local time. NZ and Aus be ready. This is one of my favourites from the album. Conceptually I think it’s sums me up! This song is for you :) #JustLikeYou.”

All the way back in July, Tomlinson told The BBC his strong feelings toward the track. One of the questions he was asked in a lengthy Q & A was what he had been writing about on his forthcoming album. “There’s one song I’m really attached to called 'Just Like You,’ which is all about this view of celebrities that we’re impenetrable and almost not human, but fundamentally we all have the same problems.

"Heartbreak feels the same, loss feels the same, all these feelings are the same for all of us. Mine just took a load different to, maybe, Tom who works in the chippy from nine to five.”


The Teeny Tiny Ponies Come to Ponyland

One morning, the ponies found a wicker basket on their doorstep. Inside the basket, four tiny ponies sat on soft, lacy cushions and smiled up at the delighted ponies.  The pretty babies were the smallest ponies they’d ever seen, and were soon named Teeny Tiny ponies because of their cuddly size.  They happily brought the babies inside and gave them warm bottles, then tucked them into cribs for their midmorning nap.  That same afternoon, the ponies had a big party to welcome the Teeny Tiny ponies to Ponyland, with lots of tasty food and surprise for everyone–and warm bottles for the little ponies!

Letters From My Lovers: Jeon Jungkook (BONUS)

Author’s Note: @kpopfanfictrash please stop attacking me. jungkook has something he’d like to say. 
Pairing: Jungkook x Reader
Summary: You are nearly all of Jungkook’s firsts. He’d like to tell you about how you became the last.
Rating: PG-13
Warning: implied sex
Word Count: 1,419

Originally posted by ryukookie

I haven’t been the same since I met you.

No. I don’t really think that’s right.

I haven’t been the same since I saw you.

That doesn’t feel right either.

Listen, I know it’s unfair of me to just dive in, no preamble and no context, but you overwhelm me. All the time, I look at you, I see you, and I can’t even speak. So, I take to writing instead. There’s words in my mouth, you know. They form when I see you laugh or see you smile - sometimes they arrive on my tongue when I feel the sleeve of your sweater, all worn and holey. It’s actually mine, the white one you stole from me three years ago, but I call it yours. I let it be yours.

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Anish Kapoor

«Yellow» 1999

En la obra de Anish Kapoor se crea una des-sacralización de la obra artística basada en una producción empírica y matérica que vuelve la espalda a la naturaleza y al hombre. Ajena a una creación primigenia y basada única y exclusivamente en el vacío que aportan colores, formas y materiales primarios; sus obras presentan elementos no-naturales y etéreos, exentos de contexto, en donde el “ello” y el medio es lo primordial.

Una descontextualización, que muestra un tratamiento único y desalmado, carente de empatía, masivo y sobrecogedor.

anonymous asked:

you prooooooobably didn't want an angsty ask but.......... how does adam and ronan's first big fight go?? is it about adam going to college? is it about ronan /not/ going to college? is it about adam working too much and studying too much to where he doesn't get more than an hour of sleep every night? you tell me.

listen.. i know it’s normally All Fluff here on my blog but… i’m down to angst too…….

oh man.. okay… so i think one of the biggest Things in their relationship, mostly at the beginning, would probably just be the fear of messing it up? like, because if they Do This and it goes Wrong, then it’s going to affect everything–their friendship with each other, their other friendships, like.. Everything. it’s a huge commitment with a big risk, and there’s a lot of factors (like the stuff you mentioned, college and work and all of that, but also just their own personal histories) that make it Complicated. 

so, tbh, i can see their first big fight being kind of a self-sabotage situation. where like, the fear and the risk of it all get a little suffocating and they lash out? specifically i can see it happening if ronan’s drinking. which, like, in itself would be a thing that he and adam would have to talk about at, and would probably become part of the fight. 

so yeah i think it’d be a Big Blowout. i don’t know how it’d go line-by-line, but i think it’d start out with something passive-aggressive and stupid and escalate into “what is that supposed to mean” and then probably yelling and storming out? followed by a day or two of radio silence and catastrophic thinking, and then maybe finally some Actual Communication, omg. 

You must become more interested in the Unknown than that which is known. Otherwise, you will remain enslaved by the very narrow and distorted perspective of conceptual thinking. You must go so deeply into the Unknown that you are no longer referencing thought to tell you who and what you are.
—  Adyashanti

anonymous asked:

Hey so I've recently started thinking I might have bpd based on some of the symptoms but I was wondering what fp and splitting were because I've seen those terms used a lot but I don't really know what they are

Hey anon! That’s a great question. There are a lot of terms associated with BPD that people probably never heard before they were diagnosed. The important thing to remember, though, is that just because this type of symptom exists in BPD, does not necessarily mean you will experience it.

Most of these things are very negative and undesirable ways to think or feel. I’ve seen this a little bit lately in the online BPD community, where one particular term or symptom will be almost glorified, and everyone starts talking about that one thing and how they feel that in their lives. I’m not saying they’re all not really feeling those things, but a lot of time we can create situations subconsciously if we innerly feel like it should be happening somehow.

These are not healthy patterns in behavior/thought, and we can save ourselves a lot of pain and difficulty if we actively try to defend AGAINST these symptoms. 

But I do understand how it is super helpful and validating to have a name or word for something, and being able to talk about it with others who have experienced it. That’s totally okay. For that reason, here are some common terms associated with BPD that might be a little confusing. Let me know if you think I should add any more to this list? Thanks! :)

Favorite Person (FP): A “Favorite Person” is a person that people with BPD tend to latch onto or glorify for sporadic lengths of time. We tend to just want all their attention, time, and focus. It’s not something we do on purpose, necessarily…we just become dependent on that person’s particular brand of attention as a way to simple cope with our emotions. An FP doesn’t even necessarily have to be romantic—it can be anyone that we somehow found solace or comfort in any given moment.

Imprinting: Imprinting kind of goes along with the “favorite person” idea, except I’ve only ever heard it referred to in a romantic context. It’s the sudden moment when you become dependent on the person, and pretty much all of your time, focus, energy, and devotion goes to that person. It’s seen as more of an involuntary situation. FP and Imprinting are NOT medical terms…more just relatable feelings within the BPD community.

Splitting: Splitting is a common pattern of thinking/conceptualizing in people with BPD. We tend to think of things as ALL good, or ALL bad. It doesn’t have to be about good/bad, it can be about anything. We can even love a person and hate them, too. We can feel wholly accepted and fully rejected. It’s really just about extreme opposites of emotion, and thinking it has to be one or the other, nothing in between. The terms “devalued” and “idealized” are often heard in context of splitting, meaning we tend to idealize people that we are close to by putting them on an extremely high pedestal and constantly looking up to them; and then we can devalue them, or consider them “worthless” to us, when we portray them to make a mistake. It’s a very unhealthy, subconscious coping mechanism our brains use to try to avoid intense anxiety or pain.

 See A Note on Black and White Thinking

Dissociation: Dissociation is a state where you feel disconnected somehow from your mind/consciousness. It can vary a lot in different people, from simply zoning out to having multiple personalities (Dissociate Identity Disorder). It’s a coping mechanism that our brain uses to kind of just “turn off” your thinking for a little bit, because it knows you can’t handle the intensity of your emotions/pain. Sometimes you don’t remember things from the periods you were dissociated, and a lot of people report feeling “hazy” or “blurry” about events or things that happened when they were dissociated. Dissociation can last for a couple minutes, hours, or even days. 

Depersonalization: Depersonalization is a specific type of dissociation, when you feel somehow disconnected from your body, like you’re watching yourself from somewhere outside of yourself. It can feel very surreal, almost dream-like, and is very disturbing to most people who experience it. It’s a more physical manifestation of dissociation, which can be very hard to describe. Physical, as in…you physically don’t feel connected to your body or the place where your body is at.

Apathy: Apathy is a general “I don’t care” feeling. We tend to kind of become emotionally unavailable, not really feeling anything. Some people describe it as feeling “numb.” This happens a lot when we feel like we’ve reached the end of our rope…”there’s no point in caring or trying anymore, because it just hurts when you do.” For me, it usually feels like there’s almost a block on my emotions. Like, there’s something blocking them in the back of my mind so they can’t get through. I don’t know if that’s typical for people with BPD, but that’s one way I personally experience apathy. 

Baiting: Baiting is a form of manipulative behavior, in which you purposely act a certain way in order to elicit the emotional response you want from someone. It’s definitely not healthy or interpersonally effective. When we’re in a highly emotional state, we tend to think of self-preservation, especially if we’re fighting with someone. So we unconsciously use unfair methods to try to simple save ourselves from the impending emotional intensity.

Mimicking/Mirroring: Mirroring is common in people who don’t have a firm sense of identity, which is a very typical BPD symptom. Mirroring/Mimicking happens when we see things we like in someone else, or other people in general, and we try to make ourselves be/look that way, too. It’s a desperate way to try to figure out who we really are underneath all of our pain and symptom, even thought it’s not typically anything we would do/look like.

Magical Thinking: It is possible for someone with BPD to be so emotionally/mentally overwhelmed that they start showing psychotic symptoms, such as paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. Magical Thinking is a slightly more mild version of those psychotic symptoms. Magical Thinking is when we look at two completely unrelated things, and somehow draw unreal connections between them. For example, “I cut myself, and it rained. Cutting myself makes it rain!” Magical Thinking can also manifest itself in the form of idealization/devaluing. We create unreal or imaginary expectations for people close to us, or ideas in general (ex, “Ideal Love”).

Detachment: Detachment happens when we shut ourselves off from something completely. It could be from a family member, friend, certain situation, feeling, etc. The “Detached Protector Pitfall” is a very common BPD situation…when we detach from our own needs, and try to completely please somebody else. We stop caring about our own needs in order to fulfill those of someone else (typically our “FP,” but not in every case).

Maladaptive Daydreaming: This is another form of dissociation, in which we involuntarily become caught up in fantasies/daydreams. It is a coping mechanism our brain uses to try to save us from feeling the pain of our real emotional state. Maladaptive daydreaming can be very frightening, especially when you realize that you’re not really in control of where your brain is going at that point. It thinks about whatever it needs to think about in order to feel better.
Louis Tomlinson Feels Your Pain in Surprise Song 'Just Like You': Listen
Louis Tomlinson has officially gone his own direction with his first all solo track titled "Just Like You," arriving at midnight local time on Thursday (Oct. 12).

Louis Tomlinson has officially gone his own direction with his first all-solo track titled “Just Like You,” which arrived at midnight local time on Thursday (Oct. 12). Tomlinson has released two singles prior to this with Steve Aoki (“Just Hold On”) and Bebe Rexha (“Back to You”), but “Just Like You” is all Tomlinson’s voice assuring the listener that he’s “just like you/ Even though my problems look nothing like yours do.”

“Just Like You” is off of Tomlinson’s debut solo album, which does not yet have a title or a release date.

On Wednesday, Tomlinson took to Twitter to tell fans, “So I wrote a song called Just Like You a few months ago. After a few conversations with the label I told them that I wanted to release it. My next single will be a bit later this year but I wanted to share this with you now. This is for you lot! #JustLikeYou. The song will go live on the usual platforms at midnight local time. NZ and Aus be ready. This is one of my favourites from the album. Conceptually I think it’s sums me up!”

And then, with the song just one-hour old in the world, Tomlinson again relayed through Twitter that a lyric video will be coming soon.

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