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liamnpayne:

who are these people

June 2014
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femmefandom:

Kate and Kaya’s Super Fun Little White Lies Analysis

After analyzing the results of our survey, we found a lot of participants had issues with this song, and so we decided to take a closer look.

(Song lyrics in bold are from Little White Lies by One Direction. Italicized song lyrics are from Blurred Lines by Robin Dicke Thicke.)

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jessypt:

oh myyyyyy

June 2014
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popunklouis:

this is what we need

popunklouis:

this is what we need

June 2014
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ARTIST: One Direction
TRACK: Everything About You
ALBUM: Up All Night
1,767 plays
June 2014
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ARTIST: One Direction
TRACK: Back For You
ALBUM: Take Me Home
6,891 plays
June 2014
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henleyliam:

Please don’t forget that the boys’ job is to be in One Direction and perform. They get paid an inordinate amount of money to do so, just showing up isn’t enough. In the real world, no one cares if you’ve had a shitty day or are going through things at home or don’t like an assignment, it’s your job and you get it done. Otherwise you get fired. And if you think they can continue to be successful, while brazenly performing without enthusiasm or sticking to doing the bare minimum, you may just be in for a surprise.

June 2014
10
So You Like… One Direction: Everyone loves the X Factor era.  Songs and singles by the acts 1D lived with and loved during magical 2010.


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1. Run for Your Life - Matt Cardle 2. Backtrack - Rebecca Ferguson 3. Kiss You - One Direction 4. Sirens - Cher Lloyd 5. I (Who Have Nothing) - Mary Byrne 6. Fight for Love - Katie Waissel 7. Breathe Me - Aiden Grimshaw 8. Rehearsals for The Wiz - Treyc Cohen 9. Girls Up - Belle Amie 10. When We Collide - Matt Cardle 11. Nothing’s Real But Love - Rebecca Ferguson 12. Happily - One Direction 13. With Ur Love (British Version) - Cher Lloyd 14. I Just Call You Mine - Mary Byrne 15. Whole Lotta Love - Katie Waissel 16. This Is Love - Aiden Grimshaw 17. The Winter Song - Rebecca Creighton (Belle Amie)

So You Like… One Direction: Everyone loves the X Factor era.  Songs and singles by the acts 1D lived with and loved during magical 2010.

8tracks || download

1. Run for Your Life - Matt Cardle 2. Backtrack - Rebecca Ferguson 3. Kiss You - One Direction 4. Sirens - Cher Lloyd 5. I (Who Have Nothing) - Mary Byrne 6. Fight for Love - Katie Waissel 7. Breathe Me - Aiden Grimshaw 8. Rehearsals for The Wiz - Treyc Cohen 9. Girls Up - Belle Amie 10. When We Collide - Matt Cardle 11. Nothing’s Real But Love - Rebecca Ferguson 12. Happily - One Direction 13. With Ur Love (British Version) - Cher Lloyd 14. I Just Call You Mine - Mary Byrne 15. Whole Lotta Love - Katie Waissel 16. This Is Love - Aiden Grimshaw 17. The Winter Song - Rebecca Creighton (Belle Amie)

June 2014
04

One Direction Fanfiction Writer Gets Book Deal, But Not Much Respect 

One Direction tales are scorned by many fan-writing communities — as one fanfiction expert explains

It’s a dream situation for one particular One Direction fan: Anna Todd, author of the fanfiction series After, was signed to Simon & Schuster for a three-volume publishing deal. The names of the real-life One Direction singers will be changed and the story will go mainstream, in the latest big example of what’s known as filing off the serial numbers (in the style of Twilight inspiring 50 Shades of Grey) by removing references to the original inspiration.

But going pro doesn’t necessarily mean getting respect.

Real Person Fic (RPF), the genre of fictional stories about celebrities, is a big thing in the world of fan writing — but it’s often been the subject of inter-fan derision, and that’s particularly the case when the real people in question are the members of One Direction. An essay by scholar V. Arrow, which is featured in the recent book Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World by Anne Jamison, explains why:

RPF is something even other fanfiction writers often mock and deride as “creepy” and often “juvenile.” …But even within RPF, there is a hierarchy of respectability, and One Direction, along with other boy bands — due to the poppy style of their music, their prefab start, and the perception of their audience as teenage girls — is at the bottom.

One of the biggest issues is the perception that people who write fic about a boy band are only interested in writing out their own fantasies, scripting interactions between their idols and characters who serve as stand-ins for themselves. There’s also the notion that the writers must be young teens — despite the fact that data shows that most 1D fanfic readers/writers were over 16, and two-thirds of readers said they weren’t interested in stories that were mere wish-fulfillment for their authors.

But, the essay continues, there’s no reason why RPF has to be looked down upon: after all, Julius Caesar was based on a similar idea.

Speaking to TIME, Jamison — a University of Utah professor who will also teach a class about fanfiction at Princeton next spring — says that she doubts that the success of After will affect fan-community attitudes toward One Direction, but that the story was unusual already. For one thing, even in the time since Arrow’s RPF essay was written, Wattpad has exploded. Jamison says that when she was first exploring Wattpad, the writing platform on which After was originally posted, the company’s management encouraged her to check out the story, which is one of their most successful ever. (“I haven’t read that much of it,” Jamison says of After. “It’s really long.”)

In the course of using Wattpad, though, Jamison noticed that the fan community on Wattpad was different from other sites. Bands, for example, are very popular fic subjects on Wattpad — One Direction included. “The idea that it’s stigmatized doesn’t seem to apply to Wattpad,” she says. “Her fans on Wattpad tread [Anna Todd] like a celebrity.”

Jamison also notes that the idea of making money from fanfiction — something long seen as dubious among fans, even as recently as 50 Shades of Grey — doesn’t seem to be so strange to younger and newer fanfic writers. That’s good news for 1D fans: if the success of After changes anything for the fanfiction world, Jamison guesses, it probably won’t be the way that followers of fandoms like Sherlock or Star Trek see the boy-band’s devotees; it’s more likely to be the influence on a fresh crop of RPF writers. After all, it’s much less legally thorny to file off those serial numbers when the inspiration is reality: changing the names of a boy band doesn’t risk overstepping the fair use of someone else’s creation. And besides, it’s a time-honored tradition.

As Jamison says: “Every fiction author bases their characters on real people.”

June 2014
04

HOLY CRAP AND I JUST GOT QUOTED IN TIME MAGAZINE.

WHAT A DAY!!

#**   #fic!   #one direction   #fanfiction