Happy Birthday Liam Payne, 21 and living your dream.
why touch boys when you can cry over boys touching boys ( and . ) harry and liam sang to me so im a ghost blogger now x
Happy Birthday Liam Payne, 21 and living your dream.
Blue Zayn - white pencil and soft pastel drawing 🌠
i just want to acknowledge that i’m a 23 year old person who is writing essays on the history of a teddy bear. i’m happy to do so! i just. want to acknowledge that… this what i’m doing with my life. someone tell me how to reword that so it looks good on a resume.
rainbow bondage bear is a rainbow teddy bear that was originally thrown up on stage in manchester in late may by bas0rexiaaa. she says it was a gift but it’s possibly from build-a-bear and was definitely not wearing bondage gear when she threw it up. as far as i can tell, she did not associate the rainbow bear with homosexuality or throw it up on stage with any grand intention or ulterior motive. i think we all owe her a thank you, though. she says the bear missed stage but someone from security got it and harry may have laughed.
the facts we have is that someone decorated RBB in black tape in something that resembles a typical bondage harness type getup (like this, y’know?). someone took a shining to the bear and the bear stuck around on the stage for i think every show for the rest of the european leg, and then even made it across to the states. IMO this is an impressive feat because when you’re working with a show this size you have real shit to deal with. when you’re constructing a stage you are (…should be) focussing with safety standards there, making sure you’re not missing load-bearing parts or things that connect A to B. members of security are dealing with safety standard related to their role. performers tend to be preoccupied with, y’know, their performance. yet RBB didn’t slip through the cracks. she/he/it/they kept appearing.
this collage i got from ashleigh’s twitter shows RBB pre-tape and post.
for many of us, rainbow bondage bear became an image of hope.
1D are marketed to tween girls. this is undeniable. look at their merch. look at their public love lives. look at the fact that in the few and far between interview we get, the intro jam is still what makes you beautiful.
Harry ‘Such A Manwhore He’d Have You Too’ Styles, Louis ‘Eleanor Could Easily Be You' Tomlinson, Niall 'Single And Available For You Too’ Horan, Liam ‘I’ll Treat You Right, Princess’ Payne and Zayn ‘Imagine My Fairytale Wedding Will Be With You' Malik. that's who this show is supposed to be about… You, random straight tween/teenage girl.
but for the first time ever, a different demographic was being acknowledged - people not writing Mrs Harry Styles over and over in their fifth-grade diaries. people old enough to be sexually active. people queer enough for a rainbow to have significant meaning for them. people who don’t need the boys to fit cookie-cutters, but rather wish them to be free to express themselves.
it was a symbol of safety. if someone pointed to a queer person in the audience and said “you don’t belong here”, they could point to something on the stage and say “yes i do.”
at some point, someone with access to the bear officially claimed RBB with a handle that included ‘1D’ - i find this verrrrryyyy interesting, because you’d think someone physically close enough to the bear would have also been made to sign a contract telling them to not fuck around with the ‘1D’ brand.
the bear went WILD on twitter - drank alcohol to the point of vomiting, watched ‘gay’ movies, dealt with hangovers, so on. i believe there was even a sign at one or two shows saying to follow it on twitter. curiously ~official stuff, when they weren’t reigning in the bear, but rather letting it run wild.
suddenly, RBB disappeared. no bear at shows. the twitter was deleted. a cold wind blew through the queer, cuddly-bear loving wing of the fandom.
today (yesterday?) rainbow bear is back. with a makeover.
some people are crying victory, saying RBB is wearing dorothy-esque ruby slippers. personally i’m not sure of the resemblance. (?? higher quality RBB pics pending)
the reappearance of the bear sans-tape is undeniably a statement. I can’t say what that statement is. but why not retape him? with a crew for a show like this, gaffer tape isn’t hard to come by. if someone (finally?!) said no to a bondage bear, why did someone still bring him back, naked? WHO is in charge of getting this bear from A to B, over and over again? who ran the twitter? how did management not only let the bear appear sidestage for so long, but also take ages to shut down a twitter account that decidedly depicted RBB (something undeniably associated with 1D) in some very adult situations - let alone with the handle @BondageBear1D - by someone who clearly has insider access? who was stupid and/or brave enough to fuck around with something that definitely pushed their contract, if not broke it?
who has brought RBB back? and what’s with the makeover?
and, finally i think the question that is most troubling to people right now: when will i finally write a fic about harry humping RBB?
not saying niall is in love with zayn but niall is //so// in love with zayn
CAN WE FUCKING TALK ABOUT THIS PLEASE???
DID THE SOUND GUY JUST MASHUP WMTB WITH GREASED LIGHTNING THIS WAS LOUIS’ IDEA AND I KNOW IT
louis made his twitter months before one direction was formed, back in 2009
and harry made his after one direction was formed in august 2010
so I just want to point out that harry modeled his twitter handle after louis’ and I don’t know why I find that so cute
people who change pronouns when they do covers of songs so that they sound straight are weak
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