to keep louis and harry closeted

anonymous asked:

A quick question about the Gryles thing because I'm genuinely curious: I thought the point was that TPTB were so homophobic that they would go to ridiculous lengths to keep H/L closeted, so why would they be ok with Harry being thought to be in a relationship with an older man? Like, why would they literally plant stories about that but closet H/L so viciously that they literally haven't been seen together outside of work engagements for upwards of 5 years and Louis has to fake a baby?

No, it’s been over-simplified in the telling.  They were catering to a presumed homophobic fanbase, their personal opinion about homosexuality is unknown except to the extent that they don’t believe it will “sell” to the target demographic.

But behind the scenes, in industry spaces where Harry & Louis were seen off camera, they both are easily read as gay and together. So what 1DHQ (Modest, Syco, Simon Jones PR) did to combat bts discussion of their relationship is create a diversion. Several diversions in fact.

And the #1 diversion early on is that they told people that work in the industry that Harry was with Nick. They also told people that would see Harry & Louis behaving like a couple that they broke up, hooked up, were on-and-off, casual flings, etc.  Anything to make people doubt that they were in a current, monogamous relationship.

A good friend of mine had dinner with someone from BBC Radio One a few months ago and my friend was flat out told that Nick and Harry used to date. My friend, a major Larrie, was taken aback. Then she asked if the person had ever seen anything proving that, she was told no. Were there any detailed first hand reports of anything, kissing, hand-holding, intimate moments? Nope, none of that. Just chatter around the office.

That 100% backs up what @diggingandfluff was told about what people were told at industry events, that they all got different stories about Harry & Louis and the only way they found out the stories weren’t true is when they compared them and realized that it was inconsistent and didn’t add up.

So to my mind, that’s where the majority of the relentless Gryles shipping came from. People were told by industry sources that they were together. So, annoying as it is/was, it was a “reliable source.”

But when you look at all of the other stories, plus everything we’ve seen and heard since then, you realize that it was a coordinated campaign.

Anyone but Louis.

anonymous asked:

If they're a couple and they share a lot of time together, and seeing that this is a lot of people's obsession and that many of these people aren't very respectful... why isn't there any single picture (fan picture I mean) of H&L together, like walking on the street, or, if they take the car for everything, in the car together? There isn't a single grafic clue in more than 18 months (appart of Louis performance at xfactor) and this is very suspect for me. Are they all the time at home?

I’ve had very similar asks to this a few times recently which I’ve chosen to ignore mainly because this line of questioning strikes me as antagonistic. For whatever reason, I feel like addressing it tonight. 

To begin with, Harry and Louis are heavily closeted and are, as you point out, the “obsession” of many people who “aren’t very respectful”. This means that they know what could happen if they go out to their local chippy holding hands. So, sadly, they aren’t able to do that. They’re also exceptionally famous and wealthy. So they go places where they’re guaranteed privacy – like a private island owned by Richard Branson, or an exclusive resort in Jamaica. They go places where other celebrities socialize because they know how to keep their mouths shut. They go to restaurants with private dining rooms or clubs where members are not allowed to take photographs. And there’s a part of me that thinks they’ve found ways to enjoy the “sneaking around” as well (I’m reminded of Louis’ smirk when Harry sang the line, “If you like havin’ secret little rendezvous” when they performed Perfect at The London Sessions).

If you think about it, we barely EVER see either of them out and about except when they’re working/stunting. And the few shady snaps from fans we’ve seen have been very few and far between. My guess is that because of both their fame and their closet they no longer are able to do the things you or I would casually do with our partners – supermarket shopping, walking through a farmers’ market holding hands, going to the local movies theater – and they, instead opt for spending time together in places and in ways where they can truly be themselves.

The fact that their fans haven’t seen “proof” of their relationship doesn’t make it any less real. 

anonymous asked:

hello! can you rec me a famous/nonfamous where they interacted over twitter? ive read "thats sounds fake buy okay" and its addictive j want more. help? thank youuu

(I love you anon, you and me should be BFF)

- baby, you’re my only reason : Harry’s famous and Louis’ a big fan. or, “you’re a celebrity and you just broke up and i tweeted you a selfie and said “date me” and you thought i was serious?“ au (6k)

Then We Talk Slow   : A famous/non-famous AU in which Louis banters back and forth with his new record company on Twitter, only to find out that Harry is the man behind the tweets. (20k)

- we’re still going, eight in the morning, :Harry washes his hands quickly before grabbing his phone. His screen lights up to 3 notifications.DJTommo is now following you!@DJTommo mentioned you in a tweet!Direct Message from @DJTommo!Harry yelps, throwing his phone to Niall who just barely catches it.Niall looks down at the phone, seeing first the tweet, then the DM. He tosses the phone back to Harry, who nearly drops it. “What are ya doing, mate! Answer him!”Harry thinks for a moment about what he wants to say. This is his chance to actually talk to Louis Tomlinson. Louis Tomlinson messaged him directly. He can say anything he wants. He begins typing, his fingers shaky.Niall comes over to stand next to Harry and peers down, looking to see what he wrote. When he does, he lets out a groan….Or, the one where Harry owns a bakery, Louis is a radio DJ, and Niall and Liam roll their eyes at their incessant flirting. (31k, Twitter)

- say you want me : Louist95: @HarryStyles, I’m personally offended that you haven’t invited me to your concert in Leeds next week. Proper fan I am and all.HarryStyles: @Louist95 Proper fan? I’m personally offended on behalf of all our fans everywhere that you’ve lumped yourself with them. ~ A Famous/Not-Famous AU featuring Liam, Zayn, and Harry as the members of Sonic Boom, an English band that unexpectedly sky rocketed to international fame, Niall as their biggest fan, and Louis as the exact opposite. Harry’s a closeted pop star and Louis is the uni student he keeps fighting with on Twitter. It’s all silly banter until it turns into something else. (31k)

- you don’t have to play the part : : or the one where Harry is Britain’s new pop sensation, Louis is R&B star Zayn’s sassy social media manager and things get confusing. (17k)

- Every Story Ever Told Becoming a best-selling author isn’t as difficult as Louis would have guessed. It seems all you need these days is the perfect blend of alcohol induced philosophy, complete disregard for one’s dignity, a live blog about how fucked love is, and a bored publisher interested enough to offer him a deal. (54k, Twitter)

- two feet standing on a principle: The one where they pretend to still be a couple and it’s a disaster until it’s not. (Harry is a famous fashion model and Louis works at the mall, nobody knows they broke up two weeks ago.) (10k, Twitter)

- You’ve Got the Face to Play the Role, : Harry is a writer at Sugarscape with a not so secret crush on BBC actor Louis Tomlinson. (5k, Tumblr and Twitter)

- And this old world is a new world   : Louis works in a little coffee shop although he hates coffee but what can you do when you’re pretty much living day by day trying to ignore that dream of yours you’re too scared to pursue. And then Harry enters the scene, or more precisely the coffee shop. He’s beautiful and kind and funny and also famous and not in town for very, very long. But that doesn’t keep Louis from maybe falling for him a bit and his friends from randomly inviting him along to go golfing. (44k, twitter)

- RootsThere aren’t many things that make Harry Styles nervous. He’s spent the past couple of years on and off various stages, filled with screaming fans, all chanting his name, loud and adoring. He’s done countless interviews, some even on live, national television, never faltering over his words, answers meticulously planned out, smooth and steady. He’s signed countless autographs, taken just as many photos, and even when he sat in his label’s studio, waiting to see how high up on the charts his single made it, he didn’t feel uneasy or uncomfortable. It’s all been unbelievably fun. No, there aren’t many things that make Harry Styles nervous.Enter Louis Tomlinson. (43k)

anonymous asked:

Emma, I think quite a few people initially thought Harry got a beard this week to counteract the content of what was in the album. They thought it must be a Larry fest, otherwise why bring her in to try and prove that he's het? Obviously, we haven't heard the songs or know the exact lyrics, but that doesn't appear to be the case at this point and as a result I think people are panicking and questioning then why she was brought in.

i totally understand why people get upset, but they need to realize that they’re getting upset because of the expectations that THEY set. this is why i wasn’t one who got super excited about harry in the rainbow flag pin or the pink artwork related to the album - because i was here in 2014 and i remember what it’s like to get your hopes up that a coming out or at least some more honesty is inches away on the horizon when it’s just not. this is why i’ve always fought back against the people trying to claim that he’s in the glass closet because among the vast majority of people in the general public and a shitload of his fans, he isn’t. they’re not reading clues the way that larries are, they’re not interpreting his lgbtq+ support as anything more than him being an ally, and so on and so forth. i know it’s really difficult to control your expectations, but it’s so fucking necessary for survival in this fandom because the highs (like when sweet creature was released) are really high, but damn, man, the lows (like yesterday when we started getting these super het sexual lyrics) are really fucking low and therefore a huge drop and i think that’s really painful for people. so i think everyone needs to prepare themselves better for that and i think everyone needs to recognize that harry’s team is going to be playing both sides of the fandom until the second he’s out of the closet because this is the music industry and they care about making money and keeping as many of his fans around as possible. and as we’ve repeated many times, he’s not out until he’s out, and heterosexual bullshit and stunt/beard relationships, all of that, are part of the reality of the closet for him and louis - always have been, and likely will be until the end. and that sucks for them and i know it sucks for us to watch, especially when people were hopeful for change and a more honest, genuine look at who harry styles is with this album, but it’s the reality of the situation.

anonymous asked:

Please, please go into the history of media closeting? I would love to open that can of worms, I'm so confused. Have there really been fake babies in the past??

Well, first off, Simon essentially tricked Steve Brookstein, X Factor’s first winner, into marrying someone prematurely because Cowell thought it’d be good publicity. It wasn’t enough, and Brookstein was abandoned. So no, a baby really wouldn’t be a big deal.

I need to go through my archive and find all the good posts, but in the meantime I’d look at these examples first:

“My management guessed that I was gay pretty early on even though I wasn’t out. One day they had a closed door meeting with the record execs and told me that I was coming off gay and that I had to change how I acted. They didn’t care if I actually WAS gay, it was more how I was being perceived. We were marketed towards teenaged girls so there couldn’t be a gay member. That’s when they started to style me and control what I said and did. They used to teach me how to walk “straight” up and down the aisles of a grocery store.”

“For all those who scoff that people who sign up to be controlled and used by record management in this way for the glory of fame and fortune, keep in mind Yee made barely $4,000 during his [three years] involved with the band and often had to cough up money for their own expenses.”

Make sure to read ALL the points under ‘The key differences with Harry and Louis’ situation’

This only scratches the surface, but never forget that these things are done because millions of dollars are at stake. When millions of dollars are at stake, ethics aren’t really a thing. The industry is absolutely ruthless, and there will always be enough proof of that.

All in the Family

Some thoughts inspired by two really on point posts linked below:

http://whisperedlouis.tumblr.com/post/160462542745/i-am-not-really-shocked-or-upset-about-a-new-beard

http://iftheresnolove.tumblr.com/post/160493862685/ive-been-having-such-an-introspective-day-today

As far as I’m concerned, Harry and Louis are very much open and out to all their friends and family.  A bunch of larries on Tumblr certainly aren’t in their inner circle - not really family members, but we are a part of the “family” in a way.  They know we know.  They’ve thrived on our support and validation for years.  All the little signals, tattoos, rainbow colored bears, etc., etc. were never meant for the general public.  Those signs and signals were and are meant for the “family.”

Indications are, they want to come out - at some point.  When and how they do it is completely up to them - they’re under no obligation to anyone but each other.  I don’t think Harry will come out without Louis.  I don’t think Harry wants his sexual orientation to overshadow his solo debut either.  They are still very much in the closet as far as the general public is concerned - however thin and tenuous Harry’s closet appears (to us) right now.  A lot of the push-pull and incongruity we’re feeling now is due to the fact that we’re consuming all the information intended for the GP and everything that’s just for the “family.”  They have to be very careful not to out themselves - even though we are “family” we have more than a few loose cannons in our midst.  Outside the fandom bubble, it’s amazing how many obvious signs people ignore - they just absorb what they’re fed.

Whenever a het stunt, or narrative rears its ugly head - I remind myself it isn’t intended for me, for us.  They could have shut us down a thousand times if they really wanted to.  If Harry and Louis had it their way, they would have come out years ago.  Now they are dealing with today’s reality - a reality that keeps them closeted - for now.  I don’t blame them for any of it.  It’s their lives and careers - we have no right to make demands on them.  If Harry feels the need to engage in cringy het stunts, if it takes Louis a long time to extricate himself from BG - I’ll still be on their side.  Both of them are kind, generous, charming, talented people.  Harry is in the middle of releasing some of the most beautiful, open and heartfelt music we’ve heard in a long time.  That’s enough for me.  They will be more open when and if it’s right for them. 

anonymous asked:

hello!! i was wondering if you know of any famous/not famous fics but specifically where one of them is in a band? thank you!!!!

hmmm … okay, lets say only band member and not solo singer , right?

- Empty Skies : For three years, Harry has been running from his past. Now, he is moving to London and pledges to fulfil his only dream – making it big in the music industry. Not everyone has a place, though, and the competition is tough. As is his past catching up on him.Louis is part of the biggest boy band of the world, and getting there had meant a lot of hard work, as well as sacrificing parts of his heart and soul. He’s still happy. Maybe not as happy as he could be, but who is he to complain? Featuring Perrie as Harry’s adorable flatmate, Niall as his manager, and Liam and Zayn as Louis’ bandmates.     (134k)  

- zipping across the stars : One Direction consists of five people; Louis, Zayn, Niall, Liam, and Gemma. When the band preforms at Wembley Stadium the boys are introduced to Gemma’s younger brother Harry.Louis wishes he had known that before he threw himself at the boy for six hours but he can’t stop now can he? (10k)

- led by your beating heart : AU where Harry’s in One Direction, Louis isn’t, and they reconnect over a game of ‘Call or Delete’. (29k)

- My English Love Affair : The thing about sleeping with a member of a famous indie band is that the inevitability of having a song written about you is most likely a hundred percent. The second thing is that in the end, nobody’s supposed to find out it’s about you. The one where Harry writes a song about his English love affair and Louis sleeps with someone in White Eskimo and all he gets is a stupid song written about him. (19k)

- Thought The Song Was Sung :Louis never auditioned for the X-Factor.  Years later, Harry’s just another gay ex-boybander who lives alone with his cat…   until Niall decides to take matters into his own hands and set up a profile for Harry on a dating website. (12k)

- California Sold    : Notoriously closeted boyband member Harry Styles is famous on a global scale, meanwhile Louis, as his best friend, is back home in Manchester, living the typical life of a 24 year old. When Harry needs Louis with him in LA, a publicity stunt gone wrong changes their friendship forever. A fake-relationship AU between two lifelong best friends. (123k)

- Of Love and Blood and Hate  “You auditioned without me,” Louis says, his voice disbelieving. “How the fuck can you stand there and hurl all this shit at me when you literally left me behind to go audition for the show we’d been dreaming of being on together?”  “What was I supposed to do, Louis? You refused to audition with me unless we were honest about being a couple. I knew we never would have made it past the first auditions. You left me no other choice; it was either audition alone or not audition at all.“  Louis feels his own eyes start to fill with tears. “You chose a fucking reality show over our relationship. If you still don’t see that you made the wrong choice than I don’t think there’s any reason for me to waste another second here.”A Famous/Non-Famous turned Famous/Famous AU where Harry makes the biggest mistake of his life and Louis’ left to pick up the pieces. (24k)

- say you want me : Louist95: @HarryStyles, I’m personally offended that you haven’t invited me to your concert in Leeds next week. Proper fan I am and all.HarryStyles: @Louist95 Proper fan? I’m personally offended on behalf of all our fans everywhere that you’ve lumped yourself with them. ~ A Famous/Not-Famous AU featuring Liam, Zayn, and Harry as the members of Sonic Boom, an English band that unexpectedly sky rocketed to international fame, Niall as their biggest fan, and Louis as the exact opposite. Harry’s a closeted pop star and Louis is the uni student he keeps fighting with on Twitter. It’s all silly banter until it turns into something else. (31k)

- the impossible now :: A wish on Christmas Eve sends Louis to an alternate dimension where Harry is a member of One Direction. (50k)

- you’ve set on me : Harry’s been completely blindsided, is the thing. Like a car without headlights crashing into him. It’s not that he thought he’d never see Louis again in his life. It’s just this. He wasn’t ready for this. au. louis’ in an obscure band. harry’s an international popstar. their paths aren’t meant to cross, not like this, but when louis’ band signs on as harry’s opening act, both harry and louis are forced to confront the open wounds of their shared past. (31k).

- If You Love Me Right, We Fuck For Life       : Harry and Louis loved each other once, it was bright and beautiful, a love that people envied. But Louis took an opportunity he couldn’t refuse and joined a band with Zayn Malik and Liam Payne. Harry and Louis’ relationship took a turn for the worst when their band got signed and the couple broke up as a result, neither too sure if it was for the best. When Louis runs into Harry a couple years later, feelings are rekindled. (7k)

- Obviously: Louis is blind and a fan of One Direction, aka Harry Styles, and when they meet Louis’ life turns upside down. (64k)

- You You You : Or, the one where Harry and Louis meet at a club and Louis takes Harry home, only for him to realize that the boy who just made him breakfast half naked is Harry Styles from One Direction. (137k)

anonymous asked:

SO, today was a busy week, but I finally listened to the interview where H was asked point blank if SC was about Louis. 1st of all, that was the longest stammer I've ever heard in an audio interview. H has stumbled/stuttered before but THIS? he sounded so caught off guard, even though he recovered & said the same "open to interpretation" he's been saying about who songs are about on this album. But his last sentence really threw me. I've seen other folks opinions & don't want to sow tension. /1/

But what do you make of Harry’s finish? “But I think if you really listened to the lyrics, you can work out if it’s about that or not. And I would lean towards no.” H sounded so definite in his response. I get that there are reasons he may be closeted, or he wants to keep this private, & simply cannot say that it’s about Louis. But as the listener, it’s hard to not believe Harry when I hear his voice plainly say this song is not about Louis. How do you process the cognitive dissonance here? /2


hello hello!! First of all, that was probably one of the most uncomfortable moments I’ve ever had to listen to.  Like you said, that stammer was like none other.  I saw people posting about it before i heard for myself and assumed people were overreacting as tends to happen in this fandom (WHAT!?!? PEOPLE BEING DRAMATIC IN THE LARRY FANDOM!? NEVER!!!).  Over the years there have been a lot of things that people have heard when I didn’t personally think was a big deal.  Especially because it’s harry and he DOES stutter and ramble sometimes, you know?  

but man oh man…this was not like any other time.  and man oh man do I want to give that kid a hug.  that interview in general was just a mess from start to finish.  

I disagree that it sounded definitive on his part.  “I would lean towards no” isn’t exactly a resounding no for me, neither was his tone of voice when he said it.  But that being said, I did give another close listen trying to figure out who it might be about.  I tried listening for Gemma and while yeah, certain parts would fit, the whole thing doesn’t.  The whole “Had another talk about where it’s going wrong” thing just doesn’t fit for a sibling relationship for me.    then I thought oh maybe it’s about something platonic but close, maybe one of his friends from back home that he grew up with. I have close friends I refer to as My Hearts.    buuuuuuut then you’ve got the “two hearts in one home” and that obviously doesn’t fit.  So to me, I AM listening to the lyrics like he said and I haven’t found any answers that don’t lead back to Louis for me.  

I guess that’s what it comes down to. We all joke about how full of lies everyone in One Direction is and it’s not just them it’s the entire entertainment industry.  So I guess i process it by actually looking closely at not just the words being said, but everything around them.  The tone of voice, the lyrics, the body language if things are on camera.  

I guess I also process it all with a heapin’ helpin’ of I don’t care all that much. Like yeah, I do believe they’re together and have been since they were wee ones.  When I look at everything presenting in front of me, it still adds up to that for me. but at the end of the day I don’t actually know anything.  I don’t actually know them and probably (sadly) never will.  And if it turns out i’m wrong?    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Can I just say that H and L’s lyrics fuck me up more than any video or picture proof? This year they have both made it a point to talk about the honesty in their writing. Louis said that the honesty of his lyrics helps fans see a side of him they don’t normally see. Then, Harry with his upcoming album release, has been stressing the fact that these upcoming songs are written about his own life and his experiences. They’ve both expressed and talked about the honesty in their songs, so it really makes you wonder what all these songs are about.
The themes of freedom and forbidden love are so fucking redundant in the songs they’ve written on, it’s hard to be oblivious (but of course antis still manage)
Starting with the most obvious two songs, Home and If I Could Fly:
“So long I’ve been waiting to let go of myself and feel alive. So many nights I thought it over, told myself I kind of liked her, but there was something missing in her eyes.”
One verse in and already hinting at a gay anthem. Louis had a girlfriend before x factor and before Harry. In my head, this verse is talking about when Louis was with her, unsure of himself and scared of what he was feeling, or rather, what he wasn’t feeling. There was a time when he was only just beginning to discover himself, a time of self inflicted hiding. I honestly think this song is about the path of self acceptance after so long of telling/forcing yourself to be something to fit everyone else’s standards. It’s him realizing, hey, maybe I’m not into the gender I was told I’m supposed to like.
It gets more obvious when Louis sings, “I see the smile as it starts to creep in. It was there I saw it in your eyes.” FUck me up with that pronoun change. This song is a literal gay anthem. The fact that Louis sings that part, directly followed by Harry singing, “I was stumbling, looking through the dark, with an empty heart, but you say you feel the same. Could we ever be enough? Baby we could be enough.” This song is such a larrie? I suck at explaining, but just imagine you’ve spent 18 years of your life forcing yourself to be something you’re not, and then you meet this person and everything sort of clicks. This person makes you feel safe, but with all of the outside forces and circumstances, you wonder if its all worth it.
“And it’s alright. Calling out for somebody to hold tonight. When you’re lost, I’ll find a way and I’ll be your light, you will never feel like you’re alone.” The chorus is lead by Harry and finished with Louis singing, “I’ll make this feel like home.” Honestly, the fact that Louis had to leak and promote this song himself says enough.
Harry just had to make it more obvious by writing a response.
“If I could fly, I’d be coming right back home to you. I think I might, give up everything just ask me to.” For someone who has never publicly been in love before (a huge contrast to Louis’ constant het image), he sure does write some heart-wrenching love songs. If his writing style is so terribly honest, where do all of these feelings come from? This song is so vulnerable its hurts to listen to. It’s reassuring and heartbreaking all in one. In the chorus he’s literally saying, if you start to lose yourself and feel like no one is there for you I will give you my love (makes me think of all the stunts and lying Louis has been put through and how he’s starting to forget himself), I am all yours, no one else will ever see how much I love you, you’re my other half, for your eyes only.
Also, real quick, the heart thing, “I can feel your heart inside of mine, I feel it.” Always in my heart?? OKAY MAN.
Then you have Louis’ solo, “I’ve got scars, even though they can’t always be seen, and pain gets hard, but now you’re here and I don’t feel a thing.” Harry is his safety, his sanity, his home. Through all the years of lying, closeting, harsh remarks, and rumors, Louis should have broken down long ago, but Harry has kept him grounded. Thinking of all that Louis has been though makes me tear up, and even when he has seemingly no one, he manages to keep himself standing and strong.
“My hands, your hands, tied up like two ships. Drifting, weightless, waves tries to break it.” Here we go again with the forbidden love, standing together, and holding on. This theme is so constant in their lyrics, it’s almost laughable. The nautical references (Tattoos anyone?) and symbolism stands out clear and loud. Strong is literally just another gay anthem. My mom’s GSA at her school (she’s a teacher) are using this song on their Day of Silence playlist BECAUSE IT’S SO OBVIOUSLY GAY.
The chorus just hits it all the way home, “I’m sorry if I say I need you, but I don’t care, I’m not scared of love. ‘Cause when I’m not with you I’m weaker. Is that so wrong? Is it so wrong? That you make me strong.” The amount of pride in this chorus make me so happy. I can just imagine Louis thinking, “Screw management, screw pr stunts, screw the media, screw homophobia, I love you and I’m not ashamed to say it.” Black and white, clear as day, Louis is deadass saying that he is not ashamed of himself and no amount of forced closeting or homophobic remarks will change that.
“So baby hold on to my heart, oh need you to keep me from falling apart. I’ll always hold on, ‘cause you make me strong.” AND THERE IT IS, hold the fuck on bitch (if it all goes wrong, darling just hold on).
and it’s not just the “hold on” thing that reoccurs. The words “strong” shows up a lot too and Jesus fuck “heart” must be their favorite word because it’s practically in every goddamn song (not surprisingly).
The chorus of Through the Dark just takes the cake, “I will hold you closer, hope your heart is strong enough, when the night is coming down, we will find a way through the dark.” Anyone else get major Home vibes? What the actual fuck man?
But can’t dwell on it too long, this is only the beginning my dear friend, because of course we’re back at it with the forbidden love.
“But I can’t hold you too close now, through the wire, through the wire.” This keeps happening, doesn’t it? Singing about hiding your love and being torn apart (and yet elounor do anything but hide). The bridge (sung by Harry dearest), “Whatever chains are holding you back, holding you back, don’t let them tie you down…tell me you believe in that.” Do I even have to explain at this point? They’re so fucking obvious I wanna scream. Actually, at this point the themes are so redundant, I’m just gonna list some more lyrics and let them speak for themselves:
“I think I’m gonna lose my mind, something deep inside me I can’t give up…I got a feeling deep inside, It’s taking all I got…’cause nobody knows you baby, the way I do (If I Could Fly vibes)…It’s been so long, we must be fireproof, ‘cause nobody saves me the way you do…I think I’m gonna win this time, riding on a wind and I won’t give up, I think I’m gonna win this time, I roll and I roll ‘till I change my luck.” Love wins, always.
“Then there’s me, a sinking boat running out of time. Without you I’ll never make it out alive, but I know, yes I know, we’ll be alright…There’s no way you can change the rolling tide, but I know, yes I know, that I’ll be fine…I don’t want to get lost in the dark of the night…’cause I wanna be free, and I wanna be young, I’ll never look back now I’m ready to run.”
“You say we’ll be together even you’re lost…Is it too much to ask for something great…The script was written and I could not change a thing. I want to rip it all to shreds and start again…You’re all I want, so much it’s hurting.” Okay but ouch :’(
“Used to sing about being free, but now he’s changed his mind.”
Do you get what I’m saying? Do you get why I call it redundant? Because these words and ideas take play in almost every fuckin song they write.
Now, turning to songs Harry has written that aren’t for One Direction: I Love You and Just a Little Bit of Your Heart.
“I fell in love in the morning sun while the hours slipped away. Sometimes when I hear your name, a smile creeps on my face.” Here we have Harry giving major Home vibes yet again.
“And I know that it sounds so wrong and you’ve heard it all before. I didn’t come back and I wasn’t there, I wont trouble you no more…Every time I try to fight it everything just turns out wrong. Maybe if I got my timing right, I wouldn’t end up alone.” I honestly don’t know how to explain these lyrics. I just feel like they have a special meaning and I have to include them. Harry doesn’t say or write anything just for the sake of it. He’s raw and honest and emotional.
“I fell in love with a beautiful boy and you still take my breath away. When you left it was the end of my world ‘cause I never got to say that I love you, more than you think I do.”
Now for a song that brings tears to my eyes and makes my heart heavy:
“I don’t ever ask you where you’ve been, and I don’t feel the need to know who you’re with. I can’t even think straight, but I can tell that you were just with her, and I’ll still be a fool, I’m a fool for you.” I don’t think this song is necessarily about cheating. It’s definitely about loving someone so much, you’re willing to share their heart. In a larrie perspective, this song gives major hints at how Harry feels about the stunting Lou does. He tries to hide the hurt from Louis because he knows its not under their control. Harry is a naturally jealous person presumably, and at one point in time he was incredibly insecure. It only makes sense that seeing Louis going out with beards and holding someone else’s hand would break him, even just a little. “I don’t ever tell you how I feel…and nothing’s ever easy, that’s what they say. I know I’m not your only, but I’ll still be a fool.”
“I know I’m not your only, but at least I’m one. I heard a little love is better than none.”
“Just a little bit of your heart is all I want…Just a little bit is all I’m asking for.”
Fuck pr stunts. Free my babies :’(
And okay, I know Ed wrote 18, but hear me out. “I have loved you since we were eighteen.” (or that one time on stage when Louis sang “I have loved him since we were eighteen.”). And then we have Steal My Girl, “She’s been my queen since we were sixteen.” I mean, Harry and Louis just happened to be sixteen and eighteen when they first met, but hey, that’s none of my business.
Okay, I’m just going to finish this off with Perfect, because if I try and get into Just Hold On or Sign of the Times, I’ll never finish this post. Also, because they fucking wrote it together.
“I might never be your night in shining armour, I might never be the one you take home to mother, and I might never be the one who brings you flowers.” I might not be able to love you publicly, I can’t treat you the way you want me to, I can’t hold you or show public signs of affection or show you to the world, but for now I can promise to love you.
“When I first saw you from across the room.” My mind just keeps bringing up that picture from X factor of L and H looking at each other from across the room through the crowd.
And the bloody chorus, just give me a moment because I’m tired of their asses and their need to reference forbidden love all the goddamn time, “But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms, and if you like having secret little rendezvous. If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do, then baby I’m perfect, baby I’m perfect for you.” WHAT HIDDEN LOVE HAVE THESE TWO EXPERIENCED? Their public het love life is anything but hidden. “And if you like midnight driving with the windows down, and if you like going places we can’t even pronounce, if you like to do whatever you’ve been dreaming about, then baby you’re perfect.” Hiding in the comfort of night, running around, traveling the world together. This chorus is deadass the Just Hold On music video. Funny how the one song Harry and Louis wrote together happens to explain their love story perfectly.
“I might never be the hands you put your heart in or the arms that hold you anytime you want them, but that don’t mean that we can’t live here in the moment, ‘cause I can be the one you love from time to time.” Once again, I can’t love you in public, but give me a chance to love you anyways, even if I wont always be there. The message stays standing throughout the song; I can’t promise perfection, but maybe we’re perfect for each other despite all this shit, so give me a chance, even if I can only give you so much.
“And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out, and if you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about, baby I’m perfect, baby we’re perfect.” Of course, people turned these lyrics into a Haylor thing (genuinely laughable). I’m just gonna say it, I think there are definitely times where they’ve taken a break from each other. I’m not gonna say broken up, because I strongly believe they’re still together and giving up at this point is the last thing on their minds, but theoretically, they’ve written breakup songs about each other (Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Love You Goodbye, I Love You (sung by Alex and Sierra), Spaces). I mean, Harry and Louis were so adamant to make it known that they had written this song together, they clearly hold this song near and dear to their hearts.
I dont know. This straight up became an essay. This is what happens when you’re a songwriter and a larrie, bye lmao.
love wins. always.
always you.
always in my heart.
yes, of course, always.

Harry has not once said anything negative about her. He’s always been respectful and tries to avoid talking about the whole thing as much as possible. Now, 5(!!!!!!) years later she STILL writes a song that contains some nasty references to that fake 3 week PR thing. It’s just pathetic and she keeps painting him in that womaniser light and as someone who is the complete opposite of who he is and how things really are aka she’s still helping to cement this image and play a factor in his closet. This woman is vile and I genuinely thought after 4 more exes she was ready to let it go. Guess I was wrong. And I just hope the tabloids won’t pick it up and Harry (and Louis) can finally be left alone without reliving this BS of a time. Also I totally get why Harry doesn’t want to do more promo or interviews about this song. It’s too personal and close to his heart and I’m sure he doesn’t want to lie about its real meaning and doesn’t want to be asked about her or her new song etc. I’m happy he has that choice and can or decided to release it nonetheless cause it seems to be super important to him. And I can also understand why he is not too keen on long interviews with people he doesn’t know / trust. Or an excessive promo for TG. This way this song can stay pure and special and HIS. Her now stabbing him in the back for the 347th time just makes it even more understandable why he’s generally rather cautious and private when it comes to putting himself really out there. 🐍

anonymous asked:

Heyy! I was wondering if you could recommend me a fic in which harry and/or louis are famous (e.g. they are both in 1d, or one of them is in the band; or louis is a well-known football player)

Wowww that’s a big request, and also very general, so I’m just gonna give you some of my faves where one or both are famous. Hope you enjoy :)

My Favorite Famous Fics

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anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on what the personal stuff could be? Or the other shoe to drop?

i think (and have thought for a while) that louis’ team is going to do everything in their power to ensure they never have to face the consequences for their own actions re: babygate. 

i think everything they do in regards to louis’ solo career is going to be focused on painting louis’ public image in a way that ensure that when things do eventually come to light (whether that means it’s just a pat test pure and simple or it goes a level deeper and the truth about bg being fake is revealed), the ‘blame’ will fall on his shoulders rather than theirs.

think about the fact they’ve kept louis tied to the same shitty team he’s had for years. think about how they made louis’ solo career announcement about simon cowell rather than louis to further push the ‘mentor and his protege’ angle. think about how the ~houis narrative~ has been pushed so hard over the past year (i.e. the blind gossip thing, richard lawson, etc etc) so that a huge chunk of the people who knew about louis and harry now think that they broke up because louis wants this and is choosing a fake child to closet himself.

the longer it goes on and the longer it appears that louis has voluntarily chosen to stay with his team/to keep associating professionally with the very same people who did their very best to destroy his image and his fanbase, the harder it will be to convince people that he didn’t choose babygate rather than the other way around.

i still do believe it will end. i just think it’s probably going to be a very long road and that when it does end, it will end in a way that places the blame for everything squarely on louis rather than on his team. i no longer think there’s a chance of any kind of expose. i think louis’ going to take the fall for this whenever it does end because (alas) NDAs are a thing. the longer this goes on, the worse the fallout will be for him, for his image and for his career.

so back to your question - i think they’ll either invent personal stuff and use it as an excuse to continue to mould louis’ image in a way that sets him up to take the fall for the stunts at some later date or they end the stunts sooner than i personally am expecting them to but in a way that puts the blame for everything squarely on louis’ shoulders and lets his team walk away spotless.

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about Harry? I'm very conflicted because I don't know what to think of him anymore because people are starting to get into my head about him and the shadiness.

Hi anon.  

There does seem to be a cadre of bloggers who are never satisfied with anything Harry does.  I adore Harry.  He’s human, just like the rest of us, not some demigod.  There WILL be shadiness around Harry (and Louis) as long as they are in the closet.  I’m sure they have wanted to come out, but I’m not sure they want to right at this moment.  If they come out in the midst of either one starting a solo career, everything they do will be labeled as “gay” first.  Being gay could, very unfortunately, overshadow their music and all the other human qualities they possess.  

HSHQ managed to land a Rolling Stone cover for Harry.  This was huge for him, so kudos to Jeff (and Irving.)  Unfortunately, Cameron Crowe did the piece and his agenda set a narrative which the vast majority of press has slavishly followed.  (Two Ghosts being about Swifty, etc.)  Rolling Stone is not a tabloid.  While they will work with an artist’s PR to some extent, they don’t take marching orders, like Wattpad, etc..  As deeply invested fans, we’ve been getting some mixed signals, but the general public hasn’t noticed.  The reason for mixed signals is the closet, pure and simple.  Harry and Louis truly value support from allies of their love in this fandom.  We’re part of the “family.”

Team Harry should never have come up with the fake back story for Carolina.  When fans mistakenly identified some fan on a London street as Towns, the whole underage thing blew up, before Jeff could possibly get out in front of it.  They should have gone with a repeat of Olivia:  Is she a place, a person, a feeling, a drug?  I think he sat next to Tess in a car once?  That’s about the mildest bearding stunt ever.  (She did show up at the Troubadour, but he never interacted with her there.)  I don’t think it’s a het stunt - it’s just keeping him from falling right out of the closet.  

The one thing that perplexes me is Xander.  Maybe he is still on friendly terms with Harry???  Why have Glenne go through the line with him?  Harry’s team knows that many of us could never be convinced he’s straight.  Was Xander’s appearance just to draw attention away from Louis for the moment?  In any case, we’ve forgiven Calvin (to an extent) so if H does consider Xander a friend, he must have some redeeming quality.  (I’m not convinced they are friends, but who knows.)

I’ve seen some comparisons to Niall’s promo, which is brilliant and 100% stunt free.  Niall is NOT in the closet, however, so it’s not a reasonable comparison.  If people are poisoning your mind about Harry, I’d recommend changing who you follow.  Harry was brilliant on Corden (other than the terrible Kendall joke where his only participation was sipping water and looking uncomfortable.)  He’s still the same lovable, weird, mysterious, magnetic, dork.  Don’t let anyone talk you out of it.  You’d be shady too, if you had to maintain a closet under his circumstances.

anonymous asked:

I know this is really specific, but could you do a fic rec where Harry is famous (like an actor or singer) and everyone loves him but Louis is still a little menace to him and doesn't treat him specially (like Roots by cherrystreet). Thank you so much!

Wow, yeah it’s really specific !! I can’t think at many fics like this sorry (and I’m not sure they’re all fitting your request … but well)  !

If someone is thinking about something else, please let me know, I’ll add it to this list, okay ?

- Roots : There aren’t many things that make Harry Styles nervous. He’s spent the past couple of years on and off various stages, filled with screaming fans, all chanting his name, loud and adoring. He’s done countless interviews, some even on live, national television, never faltering over his words, answers meticulously planned out, smooth and steady. He’s signed countless autographs, taken just as many photos, and even when he sat in his label’s studio, waiting to see how high up on the charts his single made it, he didn’t feel uneasy or uncomfortable. It’s all been unbelievably fun. No, there aren’t many things that make Harry Styles nervous.Enter Louis Tomlinson. (42k)

- exactly who we are : “Fuck this. I’m out.” He stood up, dropping the bag of popcorn to the floor and straightening his shirt that had ridden up over the top of his jeans. He adjusted himself, both his clothing and what was underneath them, feeling more than a little interested in the stranger who was watching him with guarded interest. “You coming?” he tossed out as he slipped out the aisle, heading out into the bright London afternoon. Louis didn’t need to look over his shoulder. He was.**** A stolen afternoon locked away in a dark pub was all they needed to find each other.  To find themselves. (10k)

- You Could Have Moonlight in Your Hands: It’s the usual work for Harry—with awestruck fans crowding his space, cellphone cameras in his face, and rude paparazzi loitering around in front of the building to take his pictures, his day is turning into a not-so-brilliant one. And then a beautiful man falls into his life. Literally. (20k)

- Blue as a glacier : Skiing AU. Harry is the famous singer who’s decided to have a go at skiing between tours. Louis is the snowboarder who makes the mistake of taking the lift with him. They go from there. (71k)

- Something Great : In which a coincidence, instagram, a party, a piano and a planned coming out all come together to make two people fall in love. As it happens, it turns out to be a rather effective combination.   or, Louis is a student and Harry is the mega-famous singer that happens to post a photo with Louis in the background. Together they kind of break the internet. (31k)

- say you want me : Louist95: @HarryStyles, I’m personally offended that you haven’t invited me to your concert in Leeds next week. Proper fan I am and all.HarryStyles: @Louist95 Proper fan? I’m personally offended on behalf of all our fans everywhere that you’ve lumped yourself with them. ~
A Famous/Not-Famous AU featuring Liam, Zayn, and Harry as the members of Sonic Boom, an English band that unexpectedly sky rocketed to international fame, Niall as their biggest fan, and Louis as the exact opposite. Harry’s a closeted pop star and Louis is the uni student he keeps fighting with on Twitter. It’s all silly banter until it turns into something else
. (37k)

- Up to no good : Harry doesn’t think of himself as a womanizer, not at all. Sure, he enjoys sex, enjoys how women feel underneath him, and by some people’s standards he has sex with quite a lot of people, but that’s no reason to tell him that he can’t have a female PA anymore.It’s especially no excuse for giving him a male PA who’s possibly the most gorgeous boy in the world who won’t even let Harry look at him for too long.Sometimes Harry hates his life. (26k)

anonymous asked:

can you recommend me any funny fics, like ones that involve alot of commedy

Hello love! I’ve got a rec for humorous fics already, but here’s some more for you: 

Like Master, Like Pet by orphan_account:

Summary: In which Louis’s cat apparently wants to date Harry’s frog, intense studying of eyebrows is a thing, pillows can turn into flamingos, and a lot of really lame-ass jokes are made.

The Hell in Hello by CalamityK:

Summary: “You said that out loud you know.” Satan says. “And you should probably call me Louis.”

Or the one where Harry answers a craigslist ad and ends up in Hell.

cook for me (if you can handle me) by yoursongonmyheart:

Summary: louis tomlinson, much to his own despair, gets thrown into a four week cooking class taught by culinary student harry styles. pair that with his classmates zayn and niall who may or may not know his roommate liam, and you’ve got a recipe for fun.

aka, a wildly self-indulgent crack fic.

I Can Be Your Hero Baby (Just Let Me Get My Sword) by CalamityK:

Summary: “Musketeer?!” the man snorts, ignoring his hand, “Yeah right, you’re a Musketeer and I have a fat bottom!”

Harry observes the man’s body, letting his hand drop, and decides that he has a very nice bottom indeed, “Your backside is not in the least lacking, this is true.”

Or that AU where Louis is a private investigator with London’s biggest crime boss out for his head, and Harry is the Musketeer he accidentally calls through time to save him.

Fate’s A Bitch Really (Yes) by CalamityK:

Summary: Louis is twenty-three now, and painfully aware that “Yes.” Is quite a common response when first meeting someone.

or that soulmate au where everyone has the first words their soulmate is supposed to say to them tattooed on their body

fall into my arms instead by eversincewefellapart:

Summary: AU. Louis’ not a princess but he is the love of Harry’s life, and Harry’s not a prince but he is a frog.

come on jump out at me by yoursongonmyheart:

Summary: “you know, i offered for you to fake out me, but, i don’t know anything about you other than you being my biggest celebrity crush probably since posh spice.”

louis almost chokes on his chicken, “jesus christ,” he sputters.

harry takes a swig of his beer with a smirk. “i was very disappointed when you didn’t say i was your celebrity crush after you came out.”

louis almost cries. “you know i did plan on it. then i ran into you narrating taking a piss and talking about my ass and i thought ‘wow this kid does talk some shit’ and decided against it.”

harry barks out a laugh, his ears tinged red. he takes a bite of his pizza. “i suppose i do have no filter while high.”

louis rolls his eyes, “bit of an understatement, mate.”

harry giggles, “whatever pal,” louis screams internally.

Or, the one where actor louis tomlinson and one direction superstar harry styles try to fake a sex tape to help harry get out of the closet and they both get more than they bargained for.

kiss me on the mouth (and set me free) by tempolarriefics:

Summary: Harry, being his endlessly patient self, asks with a wry smile, “And who am I going to spontaneously marry for financial aid?”

He clearly intends for it to be a rhetorical question, for it to shoot down Louis’ ridiculous marriage idea. But Louis answers easily, “Me. You’ll marry me.“

aka the not-so fake marriage AU in which Harry and Louis get married to keep Harry from dropping out of uni (and if they discover that they’re in love along the way, well, that’s neither here nor there).

the frost covers all by ihavetoomuchfreetime:

Summary: “What about ‘pookie’? ‘Sweetipie’? ‘Sugarpie honeybun’?” Harry suggests, with a grin. “They’re couple-y, right?.”

“You might as well call me ‘clogged arteries’ or ‘diabetes’,” Louis says, deadpan. 

au; harry and louis are pretend boyfriends with pretend feelings, but then it’s not pretend anymore. feelings ensue.

or a friends-to-lovers/fake relationship when harry needs a boyfriend for a family thing, and louis obliges.

Ache To Know The Song He Sung by onlyhuman:

Summary: Ogling hot men is a part of his job that Louis thoroughly enjoys. That is, if the ogling hadn’t been reduced to a bare minimum the second DJ Harry Styles set foot into Funky Payno and ruined every other man for Louis, ever.

Or: Louis is a bartender and Harry is a DJ in a club in Barcelona. All they really need to do is get their shit together. Of course, that’s not what happens.

anonymous asked:

i've never really understood why 1d's team would want to make it seem as though zarry hate/won't associate with 1d. like is it profitable in any way?

This goes back to the basics of the relationship between 1DHQ and 1D.

They’re not friends and 1DHQ isn’t looking out for 1D’s best interests or even trying to get optimal profits.  

That last one is because optimal profits would require developing the band and planning for the long term and 1DHQ never intended on doing that.  They were using a formula where they expected the band to be popular for only a few years.  While riding out those years, they set Harry up to be the break out solo artist so that they could launch him and continue making money even after the band wasn’t profitable anymore.

That was the plan anyway.  They didn’t expect Harry to be the sweet, loyal person that he is and they didn’t expect 1D’s popularity to last longer than the original 5 year plan.  They burned their bridges with 1D, so they don’t have the option of changing strategies now, especially since the original contract is up (or almost up??).  All they can do is minimize damage by sabotaging 1D and try to salvage what remaining profits they can.

The reasons Harry and Zayn are portrayed as at odds with the band are:

Harry

  • they planned for Harry to leave the band to go solo, having his image be distant from the band helps set that up, it also makes the narrative between being in the band and leaving the band look more believable
  • 1DHQ didn’t want Harry and Louis to be noticeably gay because they were worried about losing sales in the US, so they closeted them and eventually separated them, keeping Harry away from everyone looks less weird than those 2 being the only ones separate

Zayn

  • Zayn “quitting” was supposed to be short term originally, so the feud aspect wasn’t nearly as heavy handed at first, as the time period stretched out further, the feud kept getting pushed over and over and that reinforced the narrative more than it otherwise would have been
  • Zayn being at odds with 1D is a marketing strategy for solo Zayn, I would wager one he never agreed with, it’s a way to separate him from the band, make him look cooler, and make him look more credible

General

  • it’s pure image sabotage in some ways since 1DHQ didn’t hold onto their biggest act after the original contracts, if 1D looks like a rude, ungrateful train wreck all around, then 1DHQ looks like a victim/martyr instead of the perpetrator
  • it’s also in 1DHQ’s interest to detract from 1D’s worth as much as possible since 1D will be competing with their clients in the future
  • 1DHQ aren’t nice people, so 1D refusing to lie down and play dead could very well have inspired a petty personal vendetta on 1DHQ’s side

Say You Want Me

Louist95: @HarryStyles, I’m personally offended that you haven’t invited me to your concert in Leeds next week. Proper fan I am and all.

HarryStyles: @Louist95 Proper fan? I’m personally offended on behalf of all our fans everywhere that you’ve lumped yourself with them.

~
A Famous/Not-Famous AU featuring Liam, Zayn, and Harry as the members of Sonic Boom, an English band that unexpectedly sky rocketed to international fame, Niall as their biggest fan, and Louis as the exact opposite. Harry’s a closeted pop star and Louis is the uni student he keeps fighting with on Twitter. It’s all silly banter until it turns into something else.

Fame, Harry's Style

Of the five, original members of 1D, Harry has been, by far, the most vocal about fame and its pitfalls.  He’s always been an enigma, of sorts - very open in the early years, but still guarded about his family and any truly private information.  To survive in the public eye, sensitive Harry had to build a shell around himself (something most people do well before they reach the age of 16.)  He had to learn that being famous and being known are two very different things.  I don’t think he (or any of the lads) were prepared for life in the spotlight.  I fondly remember a younger Harry who enjoyed tattling on himself - Tweeting when he got some deep heat in an unfortunate place, or mistook a tube of something for toothpaste.  This openness faded over time.  Harry was almost always on duty while 1D was active - often out stunting with a female while the other’s had an all too short break.  He was among the most over-exposed celebrities of the era and it took a toll on him.  

Harry loves attention, he loves to perform.  He doesn’t love people always wanting something from him - always taking, never giving - looking to devour him as if he were made of cake.  That’s what slowly drains the spark, life and soul out of so many in entertainment.  All celebrities project a certain image, they don’t share all of themselves openly - not if they hope to survive.  Harry’s image in 1D was one he hated, however.  He openly rebelled against his womanizer image, even in very early 1D interviews.  The image stuck, however, and he was stuck playing a character he wanted no part of.  Over the years, Harry has been trying to find a way to balance his love of performing, his desire to be known, his artistic drive, with his need for privacy.  Gradually, his womanizer image has faded.  Even though “relationships” with Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner are still brought up, the idea of him bedding hundreds of women is usually not.  Today, he’s trying to move past his old image, be honest, authentic and maintain much needed privacy.  This is no easy task in the best of circumstances, but much more difficult for a closeted person.

I believe that Harry and Louis would be out now, if it were up to them.  For that matter, I believe that Harry could come out right now.  That said, he won’t come out without Louis and he probably shouldn’t in the middle of launching his solo project.  (http://old1ddude.tumblr.com/post/159198085792/gay-singer-harry-syles)  What he can do is continue what he started during the last 1D tour.  Harry, I think, is a very casual guy most of the time, but when it’s time to dress up he’s not interested in portraying himself as traditionally masculine.  Everything about his appearance during MitAM promo, in Another Man, his album cover, on SNL, on Graham Norton stands in direct contrast to his old image and even leads reasonable people to question if a straight man would really dare to dress like that.  To deal with the dichotomy of honesty, authenticity versus living in the closet and basic human need for privacy - Harry has taken a page from past stars - mystery.

Mystery is good for celebrities - they are more interesting when we don’t fully understand them.  Mystery allows him to show authentic facets of himself - allows him to be known, in part, while keeping a healthy portion of his life away from prying eyes.  For the time being, I think Harry will primarily express himself through his art and fashion.  (Fashion when he’s on duty - he’ll probably continue to wear “donut” hoodies when he’s on “free time.”)  I don’t think he’ll hide his goofy, dorky side that makes him so relate-able - though it will probably only come out in the occasional interview and on stage.  Time will tell how mysterious he’ll be when, eventually, he and Louis come out.  I think he’ll maintain it, largely - fame nearly ate him alive before.  That begs the question:  Why, if he’s going to be mysterious and express himself primarily through art, does he wear a Randy’s Donuts hoodie, pride pin and send out other signals that he and Louis are a couple?

I can not imagine Harry, or Louis queer-baiting the fandom.  I’ve been observing them too often and too long to believe they are capable of such cynicism, or manipulation.  Honestly, I believe Harry and Louis see the core of their Larry fandom as part of their (distant, second and third cousins) extended family.  They know most of us don’t badger them or their families with, “is Larry real?” comments, etc..  Some have been “alongside” them from the X-Factor days.  Larries validated Harry and Louis love - confirmed that many fans weren’t there because of sexual fantasies about the lads.  When an entire industry was telling them NO - the larries were telling them YES, “We love your love.”  It would have been much easier for them to go deeper into the closet, but I think they craved validation.  Harry and Louis want to keep their “extended family” in the loop.  The casual, average fan couldn’t make heads or tails out of Mr. R.B. Bear and company they were staged for the larries.  The song lyrics Harry tweeted left most in the dark - the larries figured (some of) them out.  They wrote a love story on their skin, most have ignored the obvious messages.  They haven’t been alone in their struggle, so I believe they deeply appreciate that.  We don’t know how much push an pull remains - when they will finally be out.  When we do get a little hint from Louis or Harry (even Niall or Liam for that matter) it’s not intended for the general public - it’s a little message for us.  I don’t believe they’re playing with our sympathies.  They’re kind of stuck in purgatory right now - the glorious light of “heaven” is visible, but they’re not there yet.  They are doing the best they know how.  For that matter, I don’t know if they want to come out with some glorious fanfare - time will tell.  I firmly believe they’re tired of hiding, however.  Harry want’s his Wiki bio to name Louis as his spouse and visa versa. 

It’s been little sad watching Harry hide more and more of his lovely self.  He will do what seems best for himself and Louis.  Harry is very young - trying to figure out how to share of himself and be known, without spending himself - giving too much of himself away.  He’s going to have missteps.  Some of his promo will likely make us cringe.  The press will continue hanging on to vestiges of his old image and stunts.  Even while being mysterious, he’s sending some very clear signals for those willing to listen.  Whatever works for Harry (and Louis) they don’t really owe us anything.  Things will change when they come out, but we shouldn’t expect them to start live Tweeting their whole lives at that point.  I’ll be here, offering my support, for however long it takes.