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this rabbit hole is deeper than I thought

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Anonymous asked: ok so i'm the dark harry anon, I've read the larry version of after and it is AWFUL, every 6 chapters they have the same fight where Louis always says the same thing "one second you're nice and the next you treat me like shit i can't anymore" and cry. I agree with you that this is an horrible exemple to set but my message was about Harry's image. We read a lot of crazy shit in fandoms but we don't really associate these characters with the person they're based on. Harry's image is safe.

I understand what you mean, but Harry’s image is by far my secondary concern when it comes to this crap, well behind the damage it’s causing to young minds. 

I think you’re right; people are going to retain the existing idea they have of Harry Styles regardless of this fic/book. The exception, of course, is the non-fandom publicity this is going to receive as it continues to get bigger and bigger.

People who’ve either never heard of Harry/1D or have only come across the tabloid magazine version of him, will probably assume there’s elements of truth in After and because they don’t actually care enough to search for 1D concert footage, they’ll never get to see the giddy, happy dork who we all know and love. 

Long-term this is bad for his image and longer term it’s terrible for everyone’s brains and future relationships.

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Anonymous asked: (PART1) I'm following the After debate and I just wanted to voice my thoughts. I think it's fine if people want to portray "secret" kinks like ageplay or watersports or painplay, and to modify the characters to adapt to those kinks, but After doesn't seem to be about a kink, but about a relationship that's not healthy or consensually safe. And even if, let's say, the author is perfectly aware of that and just wrote it as her dark fantasy aka as a kink (that usually means consent)-

(PART2) Even if it was just a way to get people hot and bothered and it never meant to be a real representation of a relationship (I’m not sure that’s the case), even in that case she should have either modified it when presenting it to the general public or at the very least wrote some kind of disclaimer. Now, since none of that happened, After is to be considered a book with an unhealthy relationship that however appeals to young girls because it’s forbidden and about a teen celebrity.

(PART3) This all to say that even if in the fanfiction genre of writing twisting character to fit kinks is allowed, Harry as a BDSM sub does zero damage, because that’s a consensual sex preference, whereas After does nothing to remain in the area of “written porn” that could allow, let’s say, Harry’s partner liking bruises because of a kink, no, After claims to portray a desirable love story, and that is the fucked up part. Because no one should desire to be abused. Rant over.

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Filed under There's literally nothing I can add to this it's beautiful well done anon slam dunk fandom bad narrative Anonymous asks

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curvylovescurly asked: In addition to an awesome answer, You used an unimpressed DW pic as a response picture. You are my hero! OMG I love DW and my dream job would be having some involvement in an Arthur episode!

Haha, I’d love to say that it’s because I watched Arthur, but truthfully I just collect and reuse pretty much every gif that makes me laugh. DW’s unimpressed face is just the epitome of done, so naturally I get a lot of opportunity to use it…. :)

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Anonymous asked: You're getting hate because HarrytheHobo and all her Hazoff shipper friends have decided it's funny to call you unstable. All these Jeff Azoff "fans" (how can you be a fan of someone whom you have never even heard speak!) are weird and mean. Harry spent 2 weeks in LA with Jeff so they feel entitled to mock everyone else.

I don’t check my tag/mentions all that often, but I just went and looked and you’re so right and ahh, that explains so much. I mean, you don’t really expect shitty behaviour from former mutuals, but there you go. I guess she’s still pressed that I couldn’t handle her slide away from reason and unfollowed her? IDK. 

What’s hilarious is that for all her bluster that she can’t believe I think it’s actually real and ”no one should be that intense on something unconfirmed”, she actually started following me at the height of my analytical posts, when I most definitely, 100% already believed Harry and Louis are together and was talking about it a lot

I don’t think I’ve changed tone or content in the past year or more, so it’s only now that she’s decided that ~Harry is Jeff’s cinnamon apple~ that she’s suddenly got a problem with what I think and how I do things here. 

Stay classy.

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worshippedlove:

Not a song lyric, but he was torturing himself Jesus Christ. This is just so sad.

Hello world, hope you’re listening, forgive me if I’m young, or speaking out of turn. But there’s someone I’ve been missing and I think that they could be the better half of me.
They’re in the wrong place trying to make it right, but I’m tired of justifying.
So I say to you, come home, come home, ‘cause I’ve been waiting for you for so long, for so long. And right now there’s a war between the vanities, but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I’ve ever known. So come home.
I get get lost in the beauty of everything I see, the world aint’ half as bad as they paint it to be. If all the sons and all the daughters stop to take it in, well hopefully the hate subsides and the love can begin. It might start now, yeah, or maybe I’m just dreaming out loud.
But until then come home, come home, 'cause I've been waiting for you for so long, for so long. And right now there's a war between the vanities but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I've ever known, ever known, so come home.
Everything I can’t be is everything you should be and that’s why I need you here. Everything I can’t be is everything you should be and that’s why I need you here.
So hear this now, come home, come home, ’cause Ive been waiting for you for so long, for so long. And right now there’s a war between the vanities but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I’ve ever known, ever known, so come home, come home. x/x

worshippedlove:

Not a song lyric, but he was torturing himself Jesus Christ. This is just so sad.

Hello world, hope you’re listening, forgive me if I’m young, or speaking out of turn. But there’s someone I’ve been missing and I think that they could be the better half of me.

They’re in the wrong place trying to make it right, but I’m tired of justifying.

So I say to you, come home, come home, ‘cause I’ve been waiting for you for so long, for so long. And right now there’s a war between the vanities, but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I’ve ever known. So come home.

I get get lost in the beauty of everything I see, the world aint’ half as bad as they paint it to be. If all the sons and all the daughters stop to take it in, well hopefully the hate subsides and the love can begin. It might start now, yeah, or maybe I’m just dreaming out loud.

But until then come home, come home, 'cause I've been waiting for you for so long, for so long. And right now there's a war between the vanities but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I've ever known, ever known, so come home.

Everything I can’t be is everything you should be and that’s why I need you here. Everything I can’t be is everything you should be and that’s why I need you here.

So hear this now, come home, come home, ’cause Ive been waiting for you for so long, for so long. And right now there’s a war between the vanities but all I see is you and me and the fight for you is all I’ve ever known, ever known, so come home, come home. x/x

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Filed under this makes me want to full on Claire Danes style ugly cry

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Anonymous asked: Have you seen the android commercial where there was a gay proposal? And it wasn't anything about the lgbt community. I loved how android made it seem so normal, that's the way it should be. Very refreshing!

I haven’t, but that sounds lovely! It’s so nice when LGBTQ relationships are allowed to just peaceful exist in a public sphere, without it specifically having to be a thing.

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grincham-n-larry:

Rixton band: ‘Harry Styles is the coolest guy on this planet. A 1000 percent. You know when someone walks into a room and you just go - this kid’s got it.’
Scott Mills: ‘He literally does walk into a room and everyone stops. And it’s not just because he’s famous, he just has an aura about him.’

Scott Mills and Rixton talking about Harry Styles on Scott Mills Show, 17.10.2014, BBC Radio 1

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Filed under that last line though - 'Harry Styles is ACTUALLY perfect'