05 July 2012 @ 10:40 pm
neverending feelings  
So I didn't watch the Alan Carr 1D interviews for the longest time because of reasons. (Longer, boring story: I watched his show at Christmas and everyone on it was genuinely drunk and awkward and Carr himself came off as the biggest dickend in the history of television. Whereas I really enjoyed Jimmy Carr's Christmas special and apparently he robbed the nation? idek.) OF COURSE they are genuinely hilarious, no one needs to be told that.

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THIS was pretty much my face at every response of Harry's, from the suave eating of crisps while Liam HID HIS FACE AND ROCKED to rubbing his nose in the world's worst attempt at bashfulness. He is a HOUND. DOG. So that was pussygate, huh? I mean. I MEAN.

yadda yadda Harry Styles, Professional Life Ruiner etc, but I was more interested in the effect of that particular dynamic on Louis. I mean, this tends to be the prevailing assumption among us 1D tinhatters - and OMFG THAT GIFSET IS SO CUTE I GOT SPONTANEOUS LOVE ANGINA - but really? Nah. Harry is louche and a ladykiller and doesn't have to try a single bit, whereas Louis' MO has been trying so hard he practically falls over, and c'mon, he is jealous of that shit! He wants girls to be throwing themselves at him with the end result that Alan Carr mocks him exclusively on national TV! THIS COULD SEGUE SEAMLESSLY INTO THE MAKING OUT I FEEL. I would read approximately one million and five thousand words of Louis being all sulky with Harry because all Harry has to do is smile, but he never smiles at Louis like that, and Harry being confused and then maybe pissed off with ANGST and PINING and STUPIDITY but in the end love puppies.



Bonus flawless video. Editing is perfect! I want 100,391,334 more of these - does anyone have recs?! FOR SCIENCE.

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This really reminds me of someone I know and it's killing me because WHO DO I KNOW WHO LOOKS LIKE HARRY STYLES SERIOUSLY
 
 
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Shivamowglimoonshado on July 5th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
I feel like this post doesn't really make sense but it made me beam anyways ahahaahahah. Also that video was so cute! I haven't really found any I like which bums me out.

lol who even knows what angina is your profession is showing
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: adorbs Liamscoradh on July 5th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
HOW CAN ANYTHING TO DO WITH HARRY STYLES MAKE SENSE I MEAN HONESTLY

teehee angina is heartburn? Sort of; it's like a mini/pre heart attack. PAIN. IN MY HEART. Basically.
Shivamowglimoonshado on July 5th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
omg i knooooow. HE HAS FOUR NIPPLES THE GENERAL POPULACE SHOULD SHUN HIM. hmm now i want carnie fic where Harry is some kind of side show oddity lol.

I knew it was something heart related? from like, college requirement bio classes but that knowledge is locked away in my mental vault hahhaa.

hmm yah idk why everyone always has Harry pining, I think they just like the drama of it because Louis has a gf and
Harry is content to play the field BUT THAT'S JUST NOT
ROMANTIC THERE SHOULD BE EPIC PINING INSTEAD hahaha. also yah longing looks good on Harry's face
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on July 5th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
I avoid all things Harry/Louis so hard I had no idea that Harry was supposed to be pining for Louis. That makes no sense! Harry is the ladykiller with all the self-confidence! Louis is DRIPPING with a desperate need for people to like him! idgi.

The Alan Carr interviews are DELIGHTFUL. Ugh, poor Liam, he was unprepared for those dirty jokes. Poor kid. Pussygate is an ongoing delight, by the way; have you seen the cartoon about them? With Harry's pussy magnet? (A giant magnet that attracts cats.) And then someone threw a plush pussy magnet on stage (a magnet with stuffed cats on it) and the whole band tried to get Liam to say "pussy magnet" and he absolutely refused no matter how much they yelled at him while he blushed.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: poor Liamscoradh on July 5th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Tbf, it may be more a case of mutual pining that is corrupted by EBUL MGMT, but there's definitely a sense - from fic - that Harry does a lot or more of the pining. With that in mind, these interviews totally destroy that canon. It's pretty hilarious. That's why I think it'd make a great fic - for anyone you want to ship with Harry, in fairness. For sure, famous people get a lot of play, and I'm not saying the other dudes don't get offers, but people like Harry come only once in a generation. And I could see that creating a great conflict for a story - why would he settle for just one person? Even if he loves them and they love him etc etc btw Harry ate my brain. Sorry.

Is that the video about their Adventurous Adventures? Or something else? I have to say, I loved the earnest way he bullshitted Carr about buying cats for Winner Dude's mother. HAHA LIAM. I happened upon a Sugarscape article about them discussing porn, and at one point Liam says YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT, YOU'RE 17! Which, just, SO, LIAM? He is totally about four hundred years old. I love him. That anecdote is the best anecdote.
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on July 5th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Ahh, see, I have a friend who's planning a fic where it turns out Harry is terrible in bed because he's never had to try because he's just so fucking charming, and Liam accidentally tells him, and Harry's like, "No, I'm great, everyone says so," but when he calls all his exes they're like "....well, the thing is......" and Harry has to like, LEARN to pay attention to other people. It's just always fallen into his lap!

Yeah, the Adventurous Adventures, which the boys LOVED and met the guy who did and offered to do their own voices and stuff. Adorable. Harry is really determined to keep that lie going, it's so cute. I believe this text interview is where I first fell in love with Liam and his totally doomed attempts to keep Harry from incriminating himself. He's simultaneously 14 and 40, it's amazing. When the gifs of him refusing to say pussy magnet popped up on tumblr I laaaaaaaaaughed, he's just like "And here's a... um, a magnet for Harry," and the entire band badgers him relentlessly. Why is it so cute when they are assholes?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: b&w Larry Stylinsonscoradh on July 5th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Zayn: This is going to make me sound like a geek, but I read a book called On A Wing and A Prayer. I think it was about World War I.
Niall: Michael Buble's Onstage, Offstage.
Liam: The script of An Inspector Calls. That's the only one I've ever read.
Harry: You've only ever read one book in your life?
Liam: Yes.
Niall: Me too. It was called: How To Kill A Mocking Bird.
Liam: Wasn't it just called To Kill A Mocking Bird?
Harry: It's confusing because you're 200 pages in and the bird still hasn't died.


OMG RACHEL I AM CHOKING AND DYING I THINK I NEED TO SIT ... ON THE FLOOR FOR A WHILE
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on July 5th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
I believe my very first (maybe second??) post about One Direction was that very quote.

Fuck you, Harry Styles.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: Louis + chandelierscoradh on July 5th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
IT WAS CALLED HOW TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
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I THINK IT WAS ABOUT WORLD WAR I

OH GOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on July 5th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Everything about that quote is genius. ZAYN IS NOT READING BOOKS ABOUT WWI. NIALL'S OBSESSION WITH MICHAEL BUBLE. HARRY'S SMART MOUTH.

I believe we googled "on a wing and a prayer" and the first thing that came up was a romance novel.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: Louis is shockedscoradh on July 5th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
YESSSSSS I am all about this fic. I know the phrase 'greatest thing in the world' gets just a tad over-used on the internet, but I genuinely think it will be the closest example of Harry's actual psyche since you wrote him. :D

I think it's cute because it's exactly what teenage boys do? And they keep on doing it even though they are teenage boys living the dream? Like, they are 'just enough of a bastard to be worth liking,' to quote Good Omens. (And when is it not a good time to do that? ... maybe when you're around One Direction, I guess. Who possibly cannot even read.)
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on July 5th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
I am encouraging her to actually write it, because it's just brilliant. Everyone has always been excited just to be around Harry naked! No one has ever called him on his selfishness. (Which, mostly he just doesn't NOTICE or TRY very hard, he's a nice kid.)

I love how unpolished they are. I love that they tease each other and are assholes to each other, but then when one (or all of them) are crying on stage someone will come over and hug him and say "I love you."
question marks are out of fashionflimsy on July 6th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Oh man I really need to rewatch those with that in mind. :D

And yes, Louis is so desperate to be somebody and be somebody for someone and be special and noticed etc - I never quite understood why people kept saying that Harry is "whipped"? I think he indulges Louis a LOT, but because he decides he wants to and not for any other reason.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: instagram Harryscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
I think he indulges Louis a LOT, but because he decides he wants to and not for any other reason.

Harry doesn't strike me as the sort of person who'd do all the running, whereas Louis - once he's in, he's all in. You know? It's adorbs. :D
question marks are out of fashionflimsy on July 8th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Haha yes, Harry gets the ball rolling, but Louis' the one running after it. I like that.
Team Captain: OneD - Louis GQMFbabygotbass on July 6th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
That vid is too cute. I love them and hate them at the same time - they are so fun, but there is ALWAYS a clip I have not seen before. Which should be IMPOSSIBLE with the amount of time I have spent watching footage. How many more hours do I have to give up in order to feel like I have made it through everything??!

Also, yes!! I would read every single word ever of fic about Louis being the sulky one!! My headcanon!Harry is not always sulky and pining, but I think maybe that is written a lot because Lou is the one with a girlfriend, so it sort of automatically casts Harry as the one longing for attention.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: Louis + chandelierscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
The amount of new canon we get all the time is CRAY. I mean, every show has new footage of them being adorable idiots - even though if one thing gives me the motts, it is people's cameraphone footage. Eep.

I can see that! Although it seems to me Louis has a girlfriend, and he's just so delighted that someone loves him enough to be his girlfriend, yay! A pretty normal response. Whereas Harry is all, why buy the cow when I'm getting all this milk for free... OR SOMETHING. Not that he objectifies women, though. That's not what he's about. :D
Team Captain: OneD - Louis GQMFbabygotbass on July 9th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
"Although it seems to me Louis has a girlfriend, and he's just so delighted that someone loves him enough to be his girlfriend, yay!"

Awwww, Lou. There are so many reasons to love him. This is just one.
oops: you got that [1d]oddishly on July 6th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
ICUTHAR HARRY STYLES ICON DO NOT THINK I DON'T ♥ Also, that vid is an excellent vid, it is SO HARD to find good vids in RPS fandoms (in my experience) but this one is A+.

Also, I demand to know where you are at with la la la idk if this is secret or not, the thing wot you sent me a picture of last week. :D? :D?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: Hiding Harryscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, Helen, your icon looks suspiciously like those dudes from One Direction! Were you hijacked? Or ... HAVE YOU BEEN SUCKED IN BY THE MIRACULOUS MADNESS? It's only a matter of time...

This is possibly as far as that will go...
Lisa: dormousenitedula on July 6th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
I don't know anything about One Direction, but that bottom photo looks to me like a young Mick Jagger, or maybe Nicholas Hoult (the guy from Skins).
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: jillicons: pink brainsscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
So true! Mind you, I don't know either of those guys either. My life: not that fabulous.
unwashed and idealistictil_midnight on July 6th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Ugg, that video, my heart. <3<3

Also, the Alan Carr interviews were some of my first introductions to 1D and well, look what happened. I need to go back and rewatch them.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: my carrotscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
There's something so weird about that show to me - maybe it's because the whole point of it is that Alan Carr doesn't really have any respect for his guests, they are simply there to provide fodder for his mockery, and it makes the whole entertainment value purpose of the paradigm really transparent?

Or maybe I have painted one too many walls today. FUMES, WHEEEE.
Pau494pau494 on July 6th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
I think the Alan Carr interviews were my first exposure to One Direction? And I switched to something else halfway through, because I didn't see the appeal. o_O I don't know if I'm judging my former self or my former self is judging me.

The point is, those interviews are DELIGHTFUL. Harry Styles is a CHEEKY BASTARD, I love it.

I would read a million words of that! I think Harry gets branded with the whole whipped/pining thing because Louis comes off as the ring leader in some ways? And Harry follows his lead a lot. Idek, their relationship is so interesting to me! fiddleyoumust pointed out in a comment that Harry was probably a weird kid in his early days, a little charming but off-beat, and suddenly there's this guy who thinks he's THE SHIT. Not to mention, the rest of the world. So he probably had a moment of disconnect on how to deal with everything, all these people who suddenly want him! And then my feelings are that he'd probably be all THE MORE THE MERRIER and have a lot of fun with it, while Louis is EXACTLY how you described him! ... I feel this comment got away from me.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: Liam awwwscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
I am both judging your former self and envious of it. HARREH! So ingenuously disingenuous! How can you not love it.

Nono, I agree! See, fame caught Harreh &co at just the point where most people realise their grand dreams of the future and what adulthood is like start to merge into something more realistic. So Harreh probably told himself he was awesome a lot, and unlike in most people's lives it TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE. And he's like, SWEET. Whereas Louis maybe had to fight harder for most of what he got, so he's warier.
Katie (is no longer in) nyc: 1D - Harry & Louis in black & whitekatienyc on July 7th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
I would read approximately one million and five thousand words of Louis being all sulky with Harry because all Harry has to do is smile, but he never smiles at Louis like that, and Harry being confused and then maybe pissed off with ANGST and PINING and STUPIDITY but in the end love puppies.

OMG THIS IS ALL I WANT IN THE WORLD. Pining and boys being stupid are two of my favorite things.

And I could talk for DAYS about how Louis tries SO HARD to make everyone like him and how all of his antics are just a cover for his insecurities and how every time he talks about how he was so relieved to be put in a group on X Factor because he never would have made it through on his own it gives me ALL THE FEELINGS and and and. I just have a lot of thoughts about Louis, ok? I've been watching a lot of X Factor videos lately because I'm working on a primer and bb!Louis is KILLING ME. He is just a bundle of feelings. And he acts ridiculous a lot of times to distract from that, but ugh. MY HEART.

That said, I DO also enjoy the idea of Harry pining over Louis (like in that gif set) because it's awfully adorable and I can't resist Harry's little face, but the truth is that it's definitely more likely that if someone is pining, it's Louis. Of course, there could just be MUTUAL pining because they are both stupid, I like that idea too!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: screaming Louisscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
I AM REALLY ENJOYING THE PROSPECT OF THIS PRIMER. :D I love primers. I think I already know more than is sane about this band, but I care not! Tell me more, internets!

Hell yeah, this. No one acts like that if they're fully comfortable in their own skin. People who give no fucks do not give a fuck if people notice them or not. That's the difference between the two of them. Harry is this beacon-light sort of person that everyone wants to either do or be, or maybe both, whereas Louis is run of the mill hot with a side order of issues. THIS IS A GREAT FIC IDEA WORLD. DO THAT FOR ME.
Katie (is no longer in) nyc: 1D - Louis is the prettiest of allkatienyc on July 9th, 2012 09:40 am (UTC)
I'm probably going to post it tomorrow or Tuesday! But beware, it's less a primer and more or a here is every second of footage that is available on youtube from when One Direction was on X Factor. /o\ I was joking the other day that if I didn't stop myself at some point, it was going to turn into a 16 part, Ken Burns-esque series of posts!

And YES to everything you said. With Louis, sometimes I wonder if he saw himself in those first few episodes of X Factor (bootcamp, judge's houses), where he is much more open and nervous and wearing his heart on his sleeve, and there was something he didn't like, because he started to be different, more "on" all the time, when they got to the live shows (except when they're performing and then you can see the nerves and earnestness). Not all the time, obviously, but still.
Team Captain: OneD - Larry Stylinson Bluesbabygotbass on July 9th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
Katie. ALL THE THINGS YOU SAID ABOUT LOU. AND HARRY EVEN. ALL THE PINING IS ENOUGH TO BREAK MY HEART.
Katie (is no longer in) nyc: 1D - Harry & Louis in black & whitekatienyc on July 9th, 2012 09:41 am (UTC)
I KNOW. ME TOO.
a kid on the lookout for transcendenceextemporally on July 8th, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
RACHEL COME TALK TO ME ABOUT HARRY STYLES' FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: sticks Louisscoradh on July 8th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)


He is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld.

But look!



There's one of his sisters.



He's very pretty too.



And, I daresay, very agreeable.



HELL IS SUCH A FUN PLACE
a kid on the lookout for transcendenceextemporally on July 9th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
technically i'm the same age as zayn so it's ok for me to perv on him
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