July 31, 2014
eudaemaniacal:

ALL HAIL MACBETH HAIL TO THEE THANE OF GLAMIS
ALL HAIL MACBETH HAIL TO THEE THANE OF CAWDOR
ALL HAIL MACBETH THOU SHALT BE KING HEREAFTER

eudaemaniacal:

ALL HAIL MACBETH HAIL TO THEE THANE OF GLAMIS

ALL HAIL MACBETH HAIL TO THEE THANE OF CAWDOR

ALL HAIL MACBETH THOU SHALT BE KING HEREAFTER

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July 31, 2014

gynocraticgrrl:

Fifty porn films later and over a year in the porn industry, Danielle Williams endured the physical pain of on-set pornographic violence, drug abuse and suicidal thoughts due to the accumulation of the emotional pain of the sexual and physical abuse she had experienced growing up on top of her situation in the industry. Working with the Pink Cross Foundation, she shares her experiences as a stripper, prostitute and porn performer in the sex industry and what it (unfortunately) cost her.

Ex-porn actress Danielle “Queen B” Williams 

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July 31, 2014

ninjatokki:

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July 31, 2014

Anonymous said: my problem with the constant 5sos/1d comparisons is that they're at completely different stages in their careers and i think a lot of people forget/overlook that. i do agree that 1d should up their promo game of course, that goes without saying, but i think comparing them to 5sos and what they're doing is ultimately redundant and doesn't prove anything.

hmmmm i don’t really agree about 5sos tbh. every artist, esp one that shows potential to be successful, gets major promo at the very beginning of their career (although i def think award shows only booked them bc they couldn’t get 1d) otherwise, the kind of promo they’re getting isn’t /that/ out of the ordinary for a new breakout artist. of course 1d isn’t going to get the same kind of promo 5sos is getting right now considering 5sos has just released their first album and 1d is on their 4th
I’m combining these two asks as they’re kinda on the same topic.
I absolutely agree that any new potentially big artist is promoted intensively and aggressively, which explains what happens to 5SOS right now. I don’t think it’s a nefarious plan to destroy 1D or smth, because that’s like, middle to high school levels of idiocy. They are new, they have an established fanbase and social media presence, they are selling, so they are being promoted.
I also think we can’t really escape the comparison to 1D because 5SOS were raised to fame due to being connected to 1D. Griffiths told Billboard, and I quoted that somewhere not a long time ago, that they (i.e. management company) were looking for a new band to put out there using 1D’s prominent presence on social media, which means they took 5SOS and spoon-fed them to 1D’s fanbase just like any other product with 1D’s stamp of approval. There was promo from all of 1D members’ twitters, 5SOS were the support act, they were up on stage with 1D, they featured in vines, on IG, their own twitters became another source for 1D fans to know more about 1D, but at the same time they were funny, cute, they played nice parental-approved somewhat rock-ish pop (even using their own instruments!) and look where they are now.
It all sounds good, until you think about how 1D’s current management is kinda bad at keeping their artists relevant for more than a couple albums and more than 1 artist at a time. Take any X Factor winner who got a contract with Modest and look how their careers developed (or rather didn’t). There was a time when Leona Lewis was everywhere and then she was not. She was going on tours, releasing singles at the same time, the singles weren’t promoted enough, the albums didn’t get recognition, ergo didn’t sell. Syco tried to change her sound, and would you look at that: it didn’t work. That was 2010-2011, which is incidentally the time when 1D came into picture. In the end, Lewis left Modest, left Syco and now she’s being promoted according to her real strengths: Christmas R&B single, ballads that showcase her voice, etc. She’s not up to her initial levels of fame after X Factor, of course, but it’s still way better than what happened at the end of her run with Syco and Modest.
Basically, the comparison between 5SOS and 1D is inescapable (even the recent wave of articles about them and their debut record was directly connected to 1D by using “we’re not another one direction” in every single headline). It is also not meant to be disparaging to either 1D or 5SOS or as some sort of proof that 5SOS are used to destroy! or punish! 1D. I’m just pointing out that this is how their current team works and has been working for a long time.

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July 31, 2014

Anonymous said: Hmm I used to think they would take a break or even a long hiatus after the MM contract as well but right now it seems pretty clear who's on the sidelines waiting to sign them after this extension ends and I don't think their first move would be to let them go on a break. However assuming this happens they will already be in such good hands that will help them with the cohesiveness as well as revamping their image.

That is assuming the people on the sidelines (I guess, you are talking about Irwing Azoff, unless I’ve missed any new developments) are indeed waiting to sign 1D as a whole. So far, though, I’ve only witnessed his connection to Harry (made rather public at that) and none of the others, which is kinda telling. I know the general consensus among the fans (at least those who discuss this topic at all) is that Harry serves as an intermediary of sorts, but I’m honestly not convinced. For now I’m assuming any dealings with Azoff are about Harry.

Mostly, though, I think there’s not nearly enough information to make any conclusions as of now. It could be about Harry’s potential solo career, it could be about 1D management change, they could go on hiatus, they could continue as they are (somewhat). We’ll see.

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July 30, 2014
lovefandomsandotherdrugs:

xekstrin:

lightfeathers:

ph. Petra Collins


is this from something because all i can think is rival cheerleaders from different schools meet during a game and fall in love but then Romeo and Juliet shit goes down, nobody even cares that youre in love with another girl Jessica we’ve always known you were gay, BUT WHY IS SHE FROM OUR RIVAL FUCKING SCHOOL???

THEY’RE WEARING EACH OTHERS SCHOOL COLORS ON THEIR SOCKS TOO CUTE IM DYING

lovefandomsandotherdrugs:

xekstrin:

lightfeathers:

ph. Petra Collins

is this from something because all i can think is rival cheerleaders from different schools meet during a game and fall in love but then Romeo and Juliet shit goes down, nobody even cares that youre in love with another girl Jessica we’ve always known you were gay, BUT WHY IS SHE FROM OUR RIVAL FUCKING SCHOOL???

THEY’RE WEARING EACH OTHERS SCHOOL COLORS ON THEIR SOCKS TOO CUTE IM DYING

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July 30, 2014

hendroda said: I most definitely agree that promo has been nonexistent for the better part of a year. I also agree Modest has shifted focus to their next money maker. I guess the conversations that I saw this morning seemed to me to be oversimplifying what is happening. I just don't think it can be that simple when there are several different entities involved, with their own vested interests in One Direction. FWIW, I also agree there won't be a rebranding. Too many different styles to have a cohesive group.

I second you on all of this. There are a lot of parties involved and a shitton of money at stake, therefore saying “this is all management’s/label’s/whoever’s fault” would be pretty ill-advised.

I also understand where people with positive (or, rather, hopeful) attitude come from. Most of us want to believe that 1D is gonna be that one boy-band which breaks the curse, so to speak, and I, too, think they had the potential when they were at the peak of their popularity (say, the end of 2012 - the beginning of 2013) but at the moment it’s impossible, unless they start rebranding this very fucking moment and prepare the platform for launching a quality record as their 4th album. Do we see anything of the kind being done? No, so far there’s nothing to indicate that their promo policy is gonna change. It’s a sad situation, but I think we’re watching the decline already and it’s only gonna get worse.

I also think that solo work and individual development and artistic growth will do all of them a world of good. They are young, they all have things they want to explore. Unlike 5SOS they own their trademark and when all is said and done and they’ve stretched their individual wings, nothing prevents them from getting back together and having proper fun without massive amounts of shady shit we’re observing now. Or not.

Mostly I just want all five of them individually to be able to make their own decisions and choices.

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July 30, 2014

hendroda said: I understand One Direction and 5SOS are both with Modest. How does all this work considering they're signed to different record labels? The label chooses which singles to put out. It wasn't Modest's decision to put out a crappy summer single. Sony has nothing to gain from 5SOS's success unless they're planning to steal them away. Are they all in this together to tank the end of One Direction when there is still money to be made? I just can't see Sony being on board. Modest maybe, but not Sony.

I won’t even pretend I’m any kind of expert on this. I also won’t pretend I know exactly how the relationship between management and record label plays out when the single is selected. But it’s painfully obvious at this point that the best choices and opportunities for promo are given to 5SOS while 1D are coasting on their loyal (so far) fanbase. And yes, this part doesn’t make sense to me too: why tank your best moneymaker? Why choose bland, unimaginative songs for singles? Doesn’t that mean risking the sales? Yes, logically speaking, it does. Logically speaking, the last year of 1D promo doesn’t make any fucking sense. Unless, of course, you take into account the target audience, which consists mainly of kids so enamored with their idols that they don’t actually give a fuck about the songs the idols make. I remember watching twitter when MM was leaked and while a lot of people were praising the record as a whole, a larger (and younger) part was complaining that the new sound is weird and they wished the boys would go back to their WMYB sound. And still they (or their parents, lbr) shelled out for the CD. And for the singles. And for that fucking monstrosity of a vinyl. And they will keep buying everything: from concert tickets to DVDs for as long as they are interested. When you are a kid in love with your first boy-band, that interest can last for a good while (like, 5 years, easily). This is where the estimated shelf life of boy-bands comes from: we’ve seen it time and again. This is easy-made money and it’s a fact, and industry moguls know it well. They also know that once these little girls are proper teenagers going into rebellion phase nothing, literally nothing will make them admit they are still listening to that old boy-band they were crazy about. Unfortunately, this is how things work. So why bother extending the life of a band when it’s already damned in the eyes of mature audience due to being a band for little girls (god, do I hate misogyny) and will be damned soon in the eyes of former fans? Exactly, there’s no need. Another band will come along, this is industry after all.

I don’t know why things happen the way they happen. There’s obviously something going on behind the scenes between 1D and their PR/management/label. We’ll see when it all comes out. Or won’t. My guess is the latter is more likely.

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July 30, 2014

Anonymous said: I will never ever understand why Happily wasn't a summer single. Seriously, that one was a no-brainer, it was basically the first thing I thought when I heard it. If I could ask their label anything it would probably what the fuck their thought process is behind their single choices. Is there a thought process? Because from where I'm sitting, it looks about as thoughtful as pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey.

therearenights:

therearenights:

shipyardhymns:

that-regular-chick:

Everything about 1D’s team seems very take-the-money-and-run. I guess they feel no thought is required since they’re still paid ass paid using the patented fuck effort business model. However, if they really tried, they could be twice as paid ass paid. 

Actually, I wonder if they released a terrible single on purpose in order to clear space in the market for 5SOS, since they seem to be hoping they’ll get 1D’s audience.  We’ve speculated that part of the reason 1D isn’t getting any attention is because Modest is pouring it into 5SOS.  Maybe they thought a hit summer single from 1D would impede 5SOS’ ability to have one.

I think we can safely say it’s no longer a speculation but a pretty legit fact. 5SOS are going through the same moves as 1D did when they were trying to break into US market, they are branded as the next big thing, they are marketed as a slightly edgier, more genuine (we play out own instruments!!11) and cooler thing which allows making the transition smoother for the older teenage TA. After all, it’s not cool to like a boy-band when you’re 16, but a ~band~ is a different story. The marketing is not clever, it’s not subtle and that’s precisely why it works. Meanwhile, 1D are written off completely: there’s no way anybody’s gonna risk and draw attention from 5SOS by letting an established brand release a good single. Especially one that might make people go “huh, I guess they are not bubble-gum pop any more, maybe I should check them out”.
I know a lot of people are hoping for a rebranding or better promo for the next 1D record, but imo there will be none of that. By the time their contract with Syco is done, they will lose whatever good rep they’ve managed to acquire in the last 4 years and will quietly go on an indefinite hiatus and take up their own projects. Their individual music styles and preferences are already pretty different, and I can’t really see them try and establish themselves as a legit grown-up music band if their records are all over the place stylistically like MM, for example. That might work in Asia (see G-Dragon’s last album) but that’s not the tradition of Western pop-music, so idk.
And they are clearly not getting any professional help from the people in charge, and while they’ve matured as artists in their own right, they are just not experienced enough to handle the transition on their own.
I kinda went off topic, though, enough of that. Be prepared to hear 5SOS everywhere in the next couple of years, people. After all, Louis did say that 2015 is gonna be the year of 5SOS and I don’t think he meant that as a joke, tbh.

#i agree #but i still think they might wanna try and do what they want as a band #without restrictions imposed on them by their management #and I’m not really worried about them not being able to ride on the reputation they got rn #if they have the right team behind them and if they can get out of the extension of their deal #with mm in a near future #they can still attract a different audience with their fourth album #I’m on the mind they have more artistic freedom rn #and they can ride on that until the end off their next tour which is gonna last a few months #and i think its better that 1d fandom is shifting towards 5sos #they will have found their new obsession when certain things come ou t#and they wont be bothered as much and it might make thigs easier #and from business point #it is also good that they will have the audience they aim for #which lessen the artistic pressure they might feel x

I agree, they have more artistic freedom atm, and that’s good, they can write with different artists, they can acquire the necessary experience, but in the end this is industry and this is gonna be about marketing. Personally, I don’t think they’ll be able to get away from their current management before the end of 2015, so I’m writing the 4th album off, although that’s definitely a pity, it might be better than MM. I also agree that the shift from 1D to 5SOS among their current TA is good; basically, they need street cred and no matter how angry saying this makes me, they won’t be taken seriously while the first thing people think of when they hear “One Direction” is “crazy teenage girls”.
My main point still stands: I can’t quite imagine them being a musically cohesive single unit when we have Harry’s hipster tendencies, good old pop sound from Niall (McBusted), Liam’s club-ish efforts, who-the-fuck-even-knows-nowadays what Louis is leaning towards, that secretive cagey bastard (I’m saying it with love, so chill everybody), and Zain clearly and consistently moving in R&B direction (I want his solo R&B or desi pop record so fucking much, tbh). I would also imagine by the end of this farce of a contract they are gonna be happy to take a couple steps away from 1D brand. Especially, if we are gonna witness further character assassination for, like, half the band. But that’s just my speculation. We’ll see what the not-so-far future brings.

July 30, 2014

Anonymous said: I will never ever understand why Happily wasn't a summer single. Seriously, that one was a no-brainer, it was basically the first thing I thought when I heard it. If I could ask their label anything it would probably what the fuck their thought process is behind their single choices. Is there a thought process? Because from where I'm sitting, it looks about as thoughtful as pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey.

shipyardhymns:

that-regular-chick:

Everything about 1D’s team seems very take-the-money-and-run. I guess they feel no thought is required since they’re still paid ass paid using the patented fuck effort business model. However, if they really tried, they could be twice as paid ass paid. 

Actually, I wonder if they released a terrible single on purpose in order to clear space in the market for 5SOS, since they seem to be hoping they’ll get 1D’s audience.  We’ve speculated that part of the reason 1D isn’t getting any attention is because Modest is pouring it into 5SOS.  Maybe they thought a hit summer single from 1D would impede 5SOS’ ability to have one.

I think we can safely say it’s no longer a speculation but a pretty legit fact. 5SOS are going through the same moves as 1D did when they were trying to break into US market, they are branded as the next big thing, they are marketed as a slightly edgier, more genuine (we play out own instruments!!11) and cooler thing which allows making the transition smoother for the older teenage TA. After all, it’s not cool to like a boy-band when you’re 16, but a ~band~ is a different story. The marketing is not clever, it’s not subtle and that’s precisely why it works. Meanwhile, 1D are written off completely: there’s no way anybody’s gonna risk and draw attention from 5SOS by letting an established brand release a good single. Especially one that might make people go “huh, I guess they are not bubble-gum pop any more, maybe I should check them out”.
I know a lot of people are hoping for a rebranding or better promo for the next 1D record, but imo there will be none of that. By the time their contract with Syco is done, they will lose whatever good rep they’ve managed to acquire in the last 4 years and will quietly go on an indefinite hiatus and take up their own projects. Their individual music styles and preferences are already pretty different, and I can’t really see them try and establish themselves as a legit grown-up music band if their records are all over the place stylistically like MM, for example. That might work in Asia (see G-Dragon’s last album) but that’s not the tradition of Western pop-music, so idk.
And they are clearly not getting any professional help from the people in charge, and while they’ve matured as artists in their own right, they are just not experienced enough to handle the transition on their own.
I kinda went off topic, though, enough of that. Be prepared to hear 5SOS everywhere in the next couple of years, people. After all, Louis did say that 2015 is gonna be the year of 5SOS and I don’t think he meant that as a joke, tbh.

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