(1) Since Harry's promo literally tries to appeal to every group of fans there is (which is... very understandable I guess) I don't even know what to believe anymore... By now I feel like everything could just be said because it's practical and tactically good. Even the quotes or the things he does that fit my/ our understanding of Harry and his personality feel tainted sometimes, and I wonder whether he even actually said them. And that makes me so sad! :( I don't want to feel disconnected
(2) from him or trust him less but I’m quite sensitive and I just can’t help it. I hope it’ll change soon? (Do you think…) He’d be successful without lying or whatever to please everyone. Do you think he totally willingly agreed to this? I can’t imagine? And then they have him repeat how sincere he is.
First of all, the feelings you have are totally normal and valid. We spend so much time rooting for Harry and Louis because they have a great, compelling story. We feel sympathetic for them and we want them to overcome their closeting and abuse. We feel like we know them, because they’ve let us in so often in the past.
We feel like they’re good human beings, they’re responsive to their fans, they’re different from other pop stars because they’ve always allowed us so much access. We still think of them as OUR boys. We still reblog X-Factor videos and gifs. We still think of 1DHQ as the main villain.
It might not be so simple anymore.
The guys are men now, with long-term careers to consider. They have more say in their own career, but they’re still under microscopic public scrutiny.
Harry has said that he would like NOT to be under this kind of scrutiny. A lot of the stunts we see are in fact ways to distract us from what’s actually happening. The stunts and the dishonesty are not pleasant for us. Their words come across as cynical and meretricious.
Unfortunately, this is the price for a celebrity’s privacy. The boys are huge celebrities. They are the subject of a lot of speculation. They’re trying to start solo careers. They want to be more famous and more respected in their field. They want a chance at long-term success.
But everyone is interested in their private lives.
I’m not going to lie. I want to know, too. I’m guilty of wanting confirmation that they’re together.
But they aren’t going to tell us until they want to tell us. Just as with Jay’s illness, some things are not shared until they are ready.
They have to lie. That is the nature of their business.
Look at your own life– do you tell the truth to everyone? You can’t. Their statements are magnified under a thousand times more scrutiny. It feels bad when we find out. It feels manipulative.
Yes, they’re doing it to make money, of course– it’s a business. But they’re also doing it so that their private lives do not become public fodder. They’re smart. They’re good people. They’re also pros. They know what they’re doing.
In the meantime, don’t be too sad or worried. No pop star is worth a lot of anxiety— no one.
You are special unto yourself. Your interests, your health, your enjoyment in art or books or music is much more important to you than Harry’s latest fling.
Let it go. Come back in a day or two, and things will be better again. That’s always the way it is, always the way it’s been for the past seven years. Sometimes things are exhilarating and sometimes they suck so bad. The boys will still be here.
Feeling kind of meh on Eurovision this time round, which is probably more to do with me tired and stressed because of work things, rather than the actual show itself.
That being said, you can holler AUSTRALIA SHOULDN’T BE HERE as much as you want, I will still be cackling and toasting a bundy rum and coke to Isaiah, our new Chosen One, and hoping he gets far enough to upset all the naysayers.
When I watched the scene with Fitz and his father talking on the stairs in 4x18 I noticed (i'm sure many other people heard as well) his father said "sometimes you have to feel the strap on your back (...) like you did." So does this canonise in real reality that Fitz's father was physically abusive along with emotionally or can we not take it as canon as the dialogue roots from the Framework?
I want to tag @theclaravoyant because they have done some very nice metas on the subject even before this arc began.
We need to be careful with the Framework and the history we get there being actual canon since we have Puppetmaster AIDA in play and we know she has been manipulating that world in there as a means to her own end. Fitz being a huge part of that.
The writers said that the Darkhold populated the Framework with people from the real world. So Papa Fitz, Ward, Trip, Bob the poor guy in the elevator when Daisy was busting out all had real world counterparts. Then AIDA took over and her hostage fixes with her own meddling shaping those Avatars and how/where we see them. Bob the elevator guy wasn’t a Hydra in the real world, but the hostages fixes rippled to get him there. Trip seems to very much be our Trip. With Shield, grandson of a Howling Commando using antiques to gather intel. Ward however, he’s different than any of the other versions we knew of him. Still the double agent…but he is still different than the Ward we knew.
The extra x factor we have with Papa Fitz is that he is there to control and manipulate Fitz. The person AIDA needs to make her plans a reality. So while it is canon he is “not a good man” and emotionally/mentally abusive in the real world we don’t know what all that entails there. We just know that the Framework version of him was physically and emotionally abusive to Fitz.
For me the huge take away is if we see Papa Fitz in the real world we need to freak the crap out because he does not need to be anywhere near his son.
I hate when people say its only teen girls who love 1D
like my dad is 45 yrs old and he literally sat on the couch for about 3 hours watching ONE DIRECTION videos! Like you go dad!!! I know who I’m bringing to the next 1d concert
“i got on with louis from the word go. we’re very similar and i like the fact that he has the ability to be nice to everyone while living totally for the moment. it puts a smile on your face when you see someone like that. I feel i can tell him anything, and i felt like that straight away. he can be really funny one minute, but if someone has a problem he can go into serious mode straight away and he gives really good advice.”
“everyone got on pretty well and they’re all great guys, but harry and i bonded immediately and he’s now my best mate in the band. he’s such a cool guy and very laid-back and easy to talk to. i feel like i’ve known him for so much longer than i have.”
“since we started at the x factor house, me and louis had always said that we wanted to move in together. and that was pretty much it, It just kind of happened.”
Do you not have a rec list for a/b/o? I tried looking, but maybe I just wasn't looking for the right thing.
No you’re right, I haven’t made one yet ! Thanks for asking
Also fair warning, I haven’t read a lot of them, so, this is not a long fic rec sorry ;)
Swim In The Smoke
:“What about this, Captain?” Liam asks, nudging the boy kneeling
between their feet with the toe of his boot. The boy hisses and swipes
at him, slurring out something unintelligible around the makeshift gag
Niall had to stuff in his mouth. He misses by a mile and tries again,
just as ineffectively.Harry looks down at him, at the way the sun
streams over his face and shoulders, at the way the gag stretches his
mouth, lips pink and chapped. He’s lithe and pretty, smudged all over
with dirt. They had found him tied up below deck, mostly unconscious,
next to a barrel full of gold. He’s clearly a prisoner, but there’s
something familiar about him, something that niggles at Harry’s brain.
Something he can’t quite put his finger on.“Put him in my cabin,”
Harry decides, turning back to deal with the rest of the loot. The boys
screams out jumbled curse words at Harry’s back, muffled by the gag,
and Harry can’t understand any of it. (101k)
as deep as the sky
:A passed-out omega on the bathroom floor isn’t exactly what Harry had in
mind when he thought about taking a cute boy home. The idea of leaving
Louis there, vulnerable and unresponsive, weighs guiltily at Harry’s
conscience. Turns out it’s the best decision he’ll ever make.
you burn with the brightest flame
: Harry frowns, thinking that he shouldn’t have to be glad
about what gender he is, just like omegas shouldn’t have to be scared
and nervous that anyone they meet might want to hurt them. He wonders
why none of this occurred to him before, how he possibly could’ve just
sailed through life before this without realizing how fortunate he was
being born a beta. That seems a bit too serious of a conversation for
Simon Cowell’s waiting room, though, so Harry puts an arm around Louis’s
shoulders and teases, “You say that like you’re old or something. Two
years isn’t that big of a difference!”“Tell me that when you’re eighteen and looking back on this conversation,” Louis says.“Well that’s - that’s different, isn’t it? We could be anywhere in two years, we could be famous.”Louis’s eyes light up, his smile widening. “You think so?”…or, the X-Factor Era A/B/O fic. (34) (and read all the a/b/o Verse Series)
With love comes strange currencies
: One day One Direction will be over and Louis won’t be around
Harry every waking moment. He’ll be able to finally get some space, let
their bond dissipate as it’s bound to do, if they don’t mess up again.
He can move to Costa Rica and forget that Harry Styles popped his first
knot inside him. Until then, he’s going to have to deal with this.or, They’re Accidentally Mated and Dealing With It Rather Badly. (16k)
Ten Million Ways To Love Somebody
: I’m your Alpha, Louis. You’re my Omega. This is our flat. We met, like, three years ago?“ “Yeah, we did, at the X-Factor auditions. Wait, I’m your what?” “What’s the X-Factor?” Louis is about to reply when realization dawns on him and he inhales sharply. No way. “I…”
He starts, licking his lips. It’s weird, definitely, but there
literally isn’t any other explanation for this. “I don’t think I’m your
Louis.” He offers, watching Harry’s brow furrow more. “What?” “Because you’re definitely not my Harry?”[Or the one where Louis and Omega!Louis switch places and there’s basically a lot of confusion and feelings and sex] (8k)
There Is No Fear Now, Let Go And Just Be Free :“Is that…did you just…” Louis asks softly, following Harry’s gaze.“I…yeah,” Harry breathes.“This would explain why you were so possessive. You’re in rut, baby,”
Louis says with a smile, running his hand over Harry’s hot cheek. “I’m…I’m an alpha,” Harry notes and Louis giggles.“Yeah, suppose you are. God, feels good getting knotted,” Louis hums,
his heat subsiding with the pulsing semen pumping into him. “’S fucking
huge.”orLouis is an omega and dates Harry, who they think is a beta, but he
turns out to be an alpha. They accidentally soul bond and Louis ends up
Your Wildest Fantasy
:“I could help you find someone,” Harry says slowly, letting the easy smile spread across his lips. “If that’s what you want.”Louis scoffs. “What makes you think I can’t pick someone up myself?”Or, Louis’ an alpha nearing his rut, and is looking for an omega to spend it with. Harry volunteers. (7k)
- i’ll be hurt from the heat (running from the heat)
: It’s engrained into him, nothing else matters, protecting Harry
at all costs is what pumps his heart and floods his veins. It’s just,
he didn’t count on the one thing Harry would need protecting from would
be himself.(Harry and Louis are in love, and they are probably
soul mates. They just can’t be bond mates because despite the undeniable
pull, it’s them against the world.) (11k)
Update (last update On Feb.27th 2017)
through the wire : “Mate. He’s like. I don’t know how to describe it.” Liam’s
voice was on edge, a tremble in it that indicated he was either very
nervous or extremely excited; unsure of what to do next. It was
probably both.All Harry could think about was LouisLouisLouis.
He needed him so badly his body ached with it. His skin was crawling
and his entire body felt explosive, ready to ignite at the slightest
touch. “Ok. Li? This is what you are going to do…” Louis took
a deep breath, the intake of air audible through the wire, as he
prepared to guide Liam through what was probably going to be the
strangest most erotic, and possibly most awkward experience of his life. (10k)
:With his breakout single platinum three times over and his
second album still selling out in stores around the world, Louis
Tomlinson has made it to the top. However, his position as Pop
Heartthrob of the Decade is threatened by the edgier, more artistic
Zayn, who happens to be releasing an album a week after Louis’ upcoming
third. Louis needs something groundbreaking- scandalous, even- to push
past him in the charts. Much to Louis’ dismay, his PR team calls in The
Sexpert. Consulting with PR firm Shady, Lane and Associates pays
the bills so that Harry Styles can spend his down time doing what he
really loves: poring over data. On weekends and late into the evenings,
he researches gender, presentation, and sexual orientation, analysing
the longitudinal study that is his father’s life’s work. That is, until
his newest client, the popstar with the fascinating secret, drags him
off his couch and frighteningly close to the spotlight. As the
album’s release date approaches, will Tomlinson and Styles be able to
pull off the most risky PR scheme of the millennium and beat Zayn in
sales or will the heat of their feelings for each other compromise
break open the sky:
Being a werewolf isn’t always easy. Especially if you have no idea what
you’re doing.orWerewolf au. Harry might be a werewolf, but he still
wants to experience Uni like everyone else. Turns out he learns a lot. (20k)
Like Candy In My Veins
“Um…” Harry said slowly after a moment. “Okay. That’s… this is… Let
me get this straight.” He lifted up a hand and swallowed. “You told
your family that you have a boyfriend… and my name was the first one you
thought of?”“Harry Potter was on TV, alright? It wasn’t that much of a
stretch.” Louis pinched the bridge of his nose. He couldn’t believe he
was explaining himself to Harry fucking Styles. He couldn’t believe he
was stooping this low. “Forget it. I’m sorry I even thought about
bringing you into this.”Harry snorted. “What? Did you want me to pretend to be your boyfriend or something?” (Basically the A/B/O, enemies to lovers, fake relationship, Christmas AU that nobody asked for.) (31k)
: Louis is a billionaire CEO who makes grown men cry and rival
companies crumble. He’s also an omega. Harry is the quiet cupcake of a
man he calls his alpha and the only one who gets to see Louis as
anything less than fearsome. (4k)