if anyone is wondering about sophia’s picture and what she’s wearing on her forehead, its called a tikka
its worn for weddings… not for posing so hard to be cool and holding an (im assuming) alcoholic drink. just letting ya’ll know I know a few of ya’ll really dont care and just like seeing white chicks appropriating stuff, i see you.
do vampires just use their teeth to make a puncture wound and then suck, or are their fangs like a straw
i havent slept in three days
i can’t believe i forgot to mention that kacey musgraves has a song called ‘it is what it is’ when harry followed her
Tagged: #i mean i'd hope it's not a harryandlouis song or anything #i just like coincidences #one direction for ts #ish
remember that day we all collectively sat down and watched the entire first wwa tour concert in six second intervals
i really hope the 4th album doesnt leak when im in class or doing something important or sleeping like i need to be #alert
where were you/what were you doing when midnight memories leaked
Yeah, I tend to publish things on this blog with the assumption that people from their team will see it (hello there!) which is why I tend to speak more openly when I’m just privately messaging people that I’m a bit more familiar with rather than posting publicly.
That said, I don’t think it’s healthy to be afraid to talk about things in general. Whether they see it or not, if they’re in the process of a transition or a rebranding or whatever, they’re not going to stop just because people are talking about it on tumblr.
Their team isn’t all-powerful, and while they may have money at the forefront of their minds, they’re not vindictive prison wardens that are looking for an excuse to punish you or anyone else. Don’t be afraid to think and use your logical reasoning skills.
How come anons always say THIS, and not something like, “Oh my god, can you imagine if there WASN’T a huge network of Larry blogs and Twitter accounts out there, letting Harry and Louis and TPTB know just how much vocal and committed support there is for these two? Can you imagine how much more alone they would probably feel? Can you imagine how much easier it would be for TPTB to justify the closet?”
That’s the argument I want to see people start making.
Yes, yes, yes. The fact that they are watching us isn’t “scary” or “creepy” as I’ve heard a lot of people say. We are publicly posting our opinions on the internet - of course the people and brand that we are opining on are interested.
The closeting and homophobic marketing isn’t our fault. Harry and Louis weren’t heavily closeted because too many people noticed and liked their relationship. They were heavily closeted because One Direction was trying to break into a homophobic market. TPTB knew that Louis would be easily read as gay, so they took steps to prevent that from happening.
The fandom was encouraged to turn against Larry shippers not because we were hurting Harry and Louis in any way, but for three reasons that I can see:
- If it became widely known in middle America that they were together, that would jeopardize the band’s US success (I actually don’t really buy this point, because I don’t think an online community would easily convince the homophobic crowd of this);
- A fandom filled with vocal, visible LGBTQA+ people and supporters is not a fandom that homophobes want to be part of, and they were looking to attract a homophobic market; and
- If the LGBTQA+ fans and supporters became too vocal, Harry and Louis would be encouraged to come out, would want to come out, and would not cooperate with the closet. Scaring Larry shippers/supporters into silence removed that support, and made them easier to manage. (Thanks to @ziamstylinson4life for bringing this point to my attention).
Just imagine how important our LOUD, VOCAL, VISIBLE support must be for Harry, as he keeps taking steps out of the closet that draw the ire of a large segment of the fandom. Imagine if he saw the “Harry, Michael Sam will burn in hell sign,” but DIDN’T also get to see a rainbow “We love you Harry, no matter what” sign. Imagine HOW MUCH WORSE that would be.
Think of Louis! If he were silenced, his entire fanbase would consist of people who think that he is a homophobic person who dropped his best friend because of gay rumours. If that were his fanbase, how confident could he feel that he would have ANY fans left after coming out? Then remember the story of a young fan telling him that she was gay and that he had helped her feel so much better about herself. Remember his response, “I don’t see how that could be true.” The way he has been portrayed has been hurtful to him, and has alienated many of the fans who he most needed to keep. Imagine what a relief it must be to know that there are thousands of people who can see through the lies, and who support him for who he actually is.
This is why Rainbow Direction is so important too. We can’t stop people from slinging hurtful messages at the boys, but we can make sure that they see messages of acceptance right alongside them. Think of Harry giving a smile and thumbs up to rainbow signs at virtually every show. Remember too that Louis twice wore a rainbow shirt when no Rainbow Direction participants were going to be present. They know, and they appreciate.
There is no reason to be scared, or to censor yourself because management might be looking. Blog as if the boys are reading, and they need every bit of support they can get. We HAVE to be loud, and we HAVE to be visible, if we’re going to effect any positive change at all.
i like this #(also the person with the fan story said that he said 'i'm not sure how that's possible' i have it bookmarked under fifteen different tags and read it daily) #(that was completely irrelevant oops) #otp: little things #one direction for ts #i'm half a heart without queue
Hey Angela! I have a story to tell you. :) I’ve been debating with myself whether or not to actually share this with anyone, because it felt a little bit like something I should keep private, but with all the drama over Louis today (not saying you had anything to do with the drama, but just in general) I felt like I should say something to remind people of who Louis really is. :) Okay, so this happened last weekend when the boys were in DC. I knew that there was a show happening (cont)
2 — but I couldn’t get tickets because I’m poor and they’re stupidly expensive etc etc. Anyway, I was out and about, doing my thing, and I ducked into a little out-of-the-way coffee place that I like to go to sometimes to grab a pick me up, and I go to leave, and all of a sudden… Louis fucking Tomlinson is walking down the street right in front of me. (I basically shit my pants) He had a big burly looking guy sort of trailing after him, but other than that, no security etc, and no one (cont)
3 — had noticed him or whatever. And so, like the non-insane fan that I am, I sort of waited until we came to a stop at a street crossing, and I (super nervous by this point because WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK HE IS SO STUPIDLY GORGEOUS IN PERSON. LIKE FUCKING HELL) was just kind of like “Hey, I know you’re just out walking around, and I don’t want to make a scene or anything, so I won’t ask for a picture, but I just wanted to let you know that as a gay woman who’s struggled with her sexuality (cont)
4 — for a long time, you’ve done a lot to help me accept myself.” ((I’d like to say here that I’m totally aware that I was taking a HUGE risk by saying that to his face bc what if I had actually misinterpreted everything and he really was a homophobic dbag)) But anyway, he just kind of stopped and looked at me for a second, then took off his sunglasses (I almost passed out bc his eyes are so fucking blue shit goddammit) and smiled this weird little smile and was like (cont)
5 — “I’ll be honest, I don’t really know how that’s possible, all things considered, but I was having a terrible day and you just made it a million times better.” and I don’t know why he was having a bad day to start with, but then he hugged me and we went our separate ways, but he had this big smile on his face as he was walking away and said something to his body guard that I couldn’t hear, and I was screaming internally (and may have had a fangirl moment (cont)
6 — the second I turned the corner) and just jdgsdkjgdf. But anyway the point of this is that LOUIS TOMLINSON IS A REALLY GOOD FUCKING PERSON. Also he smells amazing and looks so good that he almost had me REquestioning my sexuality (honestly don’t know how Harry stands it). But yeah. People shouldn’t say mean things about Louis. The End! :)
http://mashable.com/2014/07/26/arturo-polar-bear-mendoza-zoo/ #mendoza is quite well known for how shitty it is towards animals - polar bears in particular #they do not stick to regulations #they do not keep satisfactory medical records #et cetera #animal abuse / #relevant
Sept. 2 4:43 pm
- What is Gov. Nixon thinking? Nixon is frustrated and exhausted
- STL prosecutor Robert McCulloch has faced controversy for decades
- Meet some of Ferguson’s most tenacious protesters
- Save Ferguson MO
- What could happen if there’s no indictment or conviction in Michael Brown’s death
- Day 24: Protests continue (x)
- Tweets on Jeff Roorda, Gov. Nixon, and Robert McCulloch (x)
- A UN watchdog released a report on racism in the US and we are not doing well
i met a frog just now and also probably a bat i think
the bureaucracy in this country is unbelievable
Tagged: #im literally worth 30 euros a month but the amount of paperwork they suddenly want #literally... #my brith certificate #my father's death certificate #as if he'd suddenly come alive #confirmation im attending school on a very specific form #my parents' marriage certificate #i have to go down there personally and sign stuff even though it's my mother who's getting money #she was asking if next year was going to be this bad and they told her that if i'm going abroad they'll need to check if the school is 'on a #high enough level' #poor slovakia and our delusions of grandeur im literally going to the shittiest school in the country right now #but no they'll be checking strathclyde to see if it's up to their standards #meanwhile other people are getting money left and right and they barely know what for #anyway....... #life