How To Completely Ruin Any Chance Your Boyband Had of Making New Fans

gossip-candy:

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1. First, put out an album full of songs that aren’t the typical boyband fodder that gets everyone excited with the prospect that One Direction is going to mature and try to reach a larger audience than their preteen/tween/teen fanbase.

2. Completely ignore the songs that have the best potential for reaching new audiences (i.e., Through the Dark, Strong, Happily) in favor  of confusing everyone by releasing 3 songs that sound completely unlike each other - a goofy pop song (Best Song Ever), a folky mature song (Story of My Life), and a hair metal throwback (Midnight Memories).

3. Piss away any interest gained during amazing SNL performance of Through the Dark by not capitalizing on the interest from non-1D fans. Just pretend you never heard it. 

4. Instead of actually promoting the album, put out gossipy articles to the tabloids and focus on PR fakelationships. It gets more press. Album schmalbum. Be sure to keep the talk of Harry going solo - gotta sell those stadium tour tix! Who knows, folks, this could be your last chance ever to see 1D as a group with all the “Harry is going solo” articles. 

5. Put out a half-assed video for Midnight Memories, an 80s metal throwback that is too hard for pop radio and too soft for rock stations.

6. Don’t bother promoting Midnight Memories as a single and confuse the hell out of everyone by not releasing it officially in the US. Scratch your head and wonder why it’s not charting out of the 30s, even in the UK. Shrug because you’ve already made your cash from the rabid teen fans.

7. Put out a cheesy, ridiculous limited edition vinyl of Midnight Memories with your boybanders dressed up as a hair band. Never mind that the rest of the album isn’t full of 80s metal songs. Never mind that real 80s metal enthusiasts are side-eyeing your feeble attempt at capturing that era. Never mind that no one but a hardcore 1D fan would be caught dead buying that monstrosity. It’s all just for sh*ts and giggles, right?

8. In the meantime, just keep recycling the stuff that’s made you big bucks in the past - rerelease the book, make new cardboard cutout heads only make them HUGE so they’re even more ridiculous, squirt out a new version of the 1D perfume. Don’t hurt your brain thinking outside the box like that.

9. Sit back and collect your piles of cash until the teen fans move on. Why focus on long-term strategies or reaching new fans when you can sit back and let the horde of rabid current fans do all the work? Besides, nothing lasts forever. Milk that cash cow until it runs dry.

4 weeks ago 3830   originally from gossip-candy   via gossip-candy
LARRY TIMELINE: TATTOOS TO DATE

bulletprooflarry:

This is organized by date. All tattoos are linked to photos, unless they are major tattoos I want to talk about, in which case I have inserted the photos into the post. (Special thanks to thelegohouselove and their wonderful tattoo masterposts with pictures)

Dates are dates I believe they actually got the tattoos. If I can’t find a date they got the tattoo, I have indicated it with a “*” which is the first date we saw the tattoo. 

Before we begin, fun facts that might blow your mind:

  • Harry has 46 tattoos that we know of (counting “things I can/things I can’t” and “never gonna/dance again” as one tattoo). That’s, on average, about 3/month since June 2012. 
  • Louis has 31 tattoos that we know of. That’s, on average, about 3/month since October 2012. 
  • Harry got 30 of his 46 tattoos between June and October 2012. That’s, on average, about 8/month.
  • Louis got 10 of his 31 between October and December 2012. That’s, on average, about 5/month.
  • Harry & Louis both tend to get their tattoos in groups of 3 or more. The most Harry ever got on one day is 4. He got 13 in a 7 day period in October 2012. The most Louis ever got on one day was 5 on February 25 of this year.
  • Artist counts for Harry: Tom Atkins (10); Liam Sparkes (10); Freddy Negrete (8); Kevin Paul (3). 
  • Artist counts for Louis: Skunx (7); Liam Sparkes (4); Freddy Negrete (3).

Some of this stuff isn’t an exact science. Some of it is me making an educated guess, especially involving some of Harry’s tattoos in October and Louis’ “The Rogue” vs. “It is what it is” and Harry’s 3 Nails. So bear that in mind. 

Over all, this should give you a good idea of just how much the tattoos seem to be an outlet during highly-closeted and stressful times (Harry’s June-October spree that gave way to the birds, ship & compass and butterfly and Louis’ October-December Haylor spree), not only in date alone, but also in the subject of the tattoo.

Thank you to KerryJess & awesomeanonfriend for the cheerleading and fact-checking and Angela for her insight. 

Let’s do this.

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1 month ago 2769   originally from bulletprooflarry   via bulletprooflarry

lacigreen:

lalatinafeminista:

toomanyfuckscrusader:

hiddlefun:

cloudcuckoolander527:

talisguy:

Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this. 

This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!

This is actually some great info! Why can’t they teach this kind of thing in school??

Wow, I’ve taken health and sex ed three times during my educational process and never learned any of this. Thanks.

Definitely some important information here!

this is supa awesome.  i do think it should be noted that side effects of EC *really* vary.  when I took EC I didn’t have any symptoms whatsoever.  

1 month ago 194063   originally from thisiskatsblog   via rememberthstars
ugh but the power and control he has when dropping to his knees it's so slow and graceful
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larrycoincidences:

can we just take a moment to appreciate louis doing sexy things

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1 month ago 1144   originally from larrycoincidences   via larrycoincidences
1 month ago 120271   originally from hanakimicali   via yeah-yougotme
1 month ago 7426   originally from verily-i-say   via my-fucking-harry

/mirroring in 3…2..1//i’m so done…//i can’t look at those things anymore//#BRITs2014/19/02/14

/mirroring in 3…2..1/
/i’m so done…/
/i can’t look at those things anymore/

/#BRITs2014/
19/02/14

1 month ago 5172   originally from lapelosa   via dubai-larry

theangryviolinist:

"i want to be an actor when i grow up"

"well if that doesn’t work what do you want to be?"

YOU DO NOT QUESTION A CHILD’S ASPIRATIONS TO BECOME ANYTHING YOU ASSHOLE FUCKWADS LIKE IF HE SAID DOCTOR YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT ALL GUNG-HO ABOUT IT JUST NO

i hate how people think so lowly of the arts like our workloads are almost always heavier than that of other majors.

suck a dick, society. suck a dick.

1 month ago 103991   originally from lapelosa   via theangryviolinist

cocoalou:

this post is entitled “same gemma”

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alternatively: gemma styles is better than you and she knows it

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2 months ago 18265   originally from cocoalou   via cocoalou
thatwaslastnight:

#this belongs on the roof of the sistine chapel [x]
f u
2 months ago 9086   originally from hommos   via falloutboyed

thecitys:

ryangaysling:

the 1975 have the type of lyrics you want tattooed on your body

mmmsn fhifh mvoifhi,c like chocolate ngdsb

2 months ago 142075   originally from hommos   via ryangaysling
stop itplsT____T
2 months ago 79814   originally from hommos   via teenwolf
same
2 months ago 17217   originally from whatiwishicould   via lets-tell-me-a-lie
allieofrph:

tonight you're perfect ☯

just a mix of songs that make me happy whether it be the lyrics or the beat.

tonight you’re perfect - new politics // ain’t no rest for the wicked - cage the elephant // million dollar bills - lorde // unbelievers - vampire weekend // fred astaire - san cisco // while you wait for the others - grizzly bear // shake - the head and the heart // come on eileen - dexys midnight runners // nuclear seasons - charlie xcx // unpredictable - 5sos // come a little closer - coasts // baby i’m yours - the arctic monkeys // the girl - city and colour // she’s got you high - mumm-ra // you always make me smile - kyle andrews // self made millionare - alabama capital // hold on we’re going home (cover) - the arctic monkeys // pompeii - bastille // can we dance - the vamps // worship you - vampire weekend // we found each other in the dark - city and colour // riptide - vance joy // ribs - lorde // the city - the 1975 // girls like you - the naked and famous // banana pancakes - jack johnson // the john wayne - little green cars // naive - the kooks // good vibrations - the beach boys // paradise - city and colour // king and lionheart - of monsters and men // girls - the 1975 // othello - how’s harry // where did the party go - fall out boy // i’ll always be around - empire of the sun // your song - kate walsh // miss jackson - panic! at the disco // one for the road - the arctic monkeys // laughter lines - bastille // let’s dance to joy division - the wombats // whoever she is - the maine // arabella - the arctic monkeys // take me out - franz ferdinand // the wire - HAIM // little bird - ed sheeran // save rock and roll - fall out boy ft. elton john // lightning bolt - jake bugg // stella - san cisco // like or like like - miniature tigers // your song - elton john // x

allieofrph:

tonight you're perfect 

just a mix of songs that make me happy whether it be the lyrics or the beat.

tonight you’re perfect - new politics // ain’t no rest for the wicked - cage the elephant // million dollar bills - lorde // unbelievers - vampire weekend // fred astaire - san cisco // while you wait for the others - grizzly bear // shake - the head and the heart // come on eileen - dexys midnight runners // nuclear seasons - charlie xcx // unpredictable - 5sos // come a little closer - coasts // baby i’m yours - the arctic monkeys // the girl - city and colour // she’s got you high - mumm-ra // you always make me smile - kyle andrews // self made millionare - alabama capital // hold on we’re going home (cover) - the arctic monkeys // pompeii - bastille // can we dance - the vamps // worship you - vampire weekend // we found each other in the dark - city and colour // riptide - vance joy // ribs - lorde // the city - the 1975 // girls like you - the naked and famous // banana pancakes - jack johnson // the john wayne - little green cars // naive - the kooks // good vibrations - the beach boys // paradise - city and colour // king and lionheart - of monsters and men // girls - the 1975 // othello - how’s harry // where did the party go - fall out boy // i’ll always be around - empire of the sun // your song - kate walsh // miss jackson - panic! at the disco // one for the road - the arctic monkeys // laughter lines - bastille // let’s dance to joy division - the wombats // whoever she is - the maine // arabella - the arctic monkeys // take me out - franz ferdinand // the wire - HAIM // little bird - ed sheeran // save rock and roll - fall out boy ft. elton john // lightning bolt - jake bugg // stella - san cisco // like or like like - miniature tigers // your song - elton john // x

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2 months ago 3118   originally from queenmcgonagall   via allieofrph

larrycoincidences:

why did louis write a song with lyrics that only make sense when you consider his and harry’s tattoos that’s so weird

2 months ago 2521   originally from verily-i-say   via larrycoincidences