A Fangirl’s Guide to Fall: What New Things to Expect This Season 

Music, tv shows, and books, oh my! Everyone is saying how much they love fall because its sweater weather, and everything is pumpkin flavored, and you can wear leggings and boots and listen to the crunch of leaves. While the leaves might be dropping to the ground, they aren’t the only thing that’s dropping. How about all the new music, books, and television shows that are about to change your life?? Last fall Taylor, Nick Jonas, and One Direction dropped their albums and boy was it a time to be alive!! My top three favorite artists all dropping albums within weeks of eachother! It was the perfect pick me up to the hum drum college schedule where you start to hate just about every class. It was the perfect escape and now its happening again! In this post I’ll go over what new things to expect this fall and what I’m excited for!!

Just about everyone and their mom are dropping their album this fall. I’m so excited because its so many of my favorite artists. Its like Christmas! (or whatever holiday you celebrate)

CONFIDENT-DEMI LOVATO

Demi is set to release her fifth album on October 16th! Which is seriously only a week away!! I can’t wait for new Demi music even though I was kinda less than thrilled with Cool For the Summer. With her strong love for Wilmer I didn’t understand why this single was about her hooking up with a female but hey its edgy and thats her thing. I’m disappointed this album has no duet with Nick since they always tease about writing together but with their new joint music label SafeHouse, maybe we will get an entire CD of Nemi duets! Either way I can’t wait for this album and I can finally settle my craving for new Demi music.

SWAAY-DNCE

This week Joe Jonas and his band DNCE announced that they are releasing an EP on October 23rd! If you read my last post you’ll know how much I have been loving their hit single Cake By the Ocean so you can guess just how excited I am for this EP!! DNCE have been doing little performances in the New York area and are set to perform at a few Jingle Balls but with only one song I was wonder what would they sing? Turns out they have a few tracks and I can’t wait to hear them. I don’t think you understand how much I have missed Joseph the past two years and just how excited I am for him!

SOUNDS GOOD FEELS GOOD-5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

I have a strange relationship with 5 Seconds of Summer. I don’t consider myself to be a fan of theirs, but then I find that I know every single song on their last album and that I got a 9/10 on a buzzfeed quiz about their lyrics. I think I feel too old for them but at the same time I do really like their songs, I’m just not a big fan of the actual humans I guess. I like Ashton and I like Luke’s butt and I refuse to believe that Calum isn’t Asian and that’s basically my relationship with 5 Seconds of Summer. Take it how you will haha. BUT I am excited for this new album. I do enjoy She’s Kinda Hot and lets be honest their music is so catchy so I’m sure after I’m done listening to the DNCE Ep that I’ll be enjoying their tunes also dropping on October 23rd. Definitely going to be too much to handle in one day!

GET WEIRD-LITTLE MIX

I am so so so excited for this album! If you read the last post you know how obsessed I am with Black Magic. I love their song Hair which strangely came out right around the Zerrie split, and I never stop singing Love Me Like You. These girls are going to take the world by storm when their album drops November 6th. I hope they get so much radio play and that the album goes number one and that they just explode. They are so talented I mean HELLO they won the Xfactor! I cannot wait to hear this album and I’m PRAYING that they will tour! Still upset they canceled the last tour I think its time they make it up and perform all these new songs live. If they tour I am going to be so lit for Black Magic y’all don’t even know!

JUSTIN BIEBER-PURPOSE

You know that thing I have with 5sos.,I kinda have that with Justin Bieber too. I say I’m not a fan because I have pledged my allegiance to the Jonas Brothers. TBT to that time when twitter was just one big fight about what JB truly stood for. Spoiler alert: it stands for Jonas Brothers. Well anyway funny story, Justin Bieber was the 6th person to ever follow me on twitter. I have no fucking clue how it ever happened but he has been following me since day one. Sometimes I feel like I owe it to him to be nice to him and thats probably how I ended becoming a casual fan right from the beginning. You bet your ass I saw Never Say Never the day it came out. I literally rushed to the movie theater after swim practice so I could get a pair of purple 3D glasses. I have always enjoyed his music but not to the extent that I have full albums. In fact, I don’t think I have ever listened to a full Justin Bieber album (but with Apple Music I just might). This album is Justin’s comeback and the world will be watching and listening, including me! This album comes out November 13th.

MADE IN THE A.M. – ONE DIRECTION

Sound the alarm because not only will November 13th be the comeback of Justin Bieber, its also the premiere of One Direction’s fifth album, you know that last album before their hiatus, you know the first album to completely not include Zayn….TALK ABOUT DRAMA!!! At first I was overcome with excitement. Every One Direction album has been life changing, they always start a new era where amazing things happen so I couldn’t be more excited. You know how much I love this band and these boys and their music and I can’t even control myself trying to write this post right now because I’m so fucking excited. Then once it was revealed its Justins album day my heart sank. All I wanted was for One Direction to dominate the charts. I wanted us to band together to make this their best album release yet and shatter all sorts of world records and just give them every amazing thing they deserve. Now I’m so nervous. As a fandom we have a legacy to uphold, these boys have broken so many records that I would hate for them to break the chain just because they have to share the day with another talented artist. I want it to go number one so badly and I’m truly praying it will. But if it doesn’t…at least nobody can drag them down!

SO MANY ALBUMS AND SO MUCH TIME! BUT THAT’S NOT ALL THAT FALL HAS TO OFFER!!

BINGE-TYLER OAKLEY

Need a break from all that music, try reading a book! Youtube sensation and self proclaimed professional fangirl Tyler Oakley has his first book coming out October 20th! Tyler is such an entertainer and I feel like his novel will have so many amazing stories and bring me through all the emotions. I can’t wait to laugh and cry to this book reading about Tyler Oakley’s insane life. I feel like it will be his videos on steroids and I cannot wait!

GIRL ONLINE ON TOUR- ZOE SUGG

That’s right, the Queen of England herself, Zoella, is releasing her sequel to her best selling book Girl Online on October 20th. I know youtubers have been writing tons of books lately but this is actually a BOOK. Zoe has written a fictional novel and its the most adorable thing I have ever read. I got the first book, GIRL ONLINE, for Christmas last year and I just couldn’t put the story down. Its such a cute story about a girl named Penny who meets this boy Noah who turns out not to be who he says he is. From the title of this book I’m guessing you can tell what Noah just might be. It’s better than a fanfic let me tell you. I’m just so proud of Zoella and all she does, literally everything she’s ever done, and I can’t wait to support her more and find out more about Penny and Noah. I just wish she did an American book tour! The things I would do to meet her!

KINGDOM

Mark your calendars if you are ready to see more of Nick Jonas shirtless, sweaty, and in control because KINGDOM IS BACK on October 14th! Of course I watched the show for Nick Jonas, but I found myself actually loving the show beyond his character. I’ve never been one for a dramatic show but this series presented something to me that I had never seen before. The family dynamic is so interesting and I had no clue what goes into UFC fighting. Not a show I expected to like but I really really did! I don’t have DirectTV so I’ll find some way to watch it like I have in the past but I cannot wait for another great season!

Gossip Girl meets One Tree Hill meets Princess Diaries is how I would describe this amazing show! It’s all about the scandal of royalty as they engage in partying, cheating, killing, and the possibility of the monarchy no longer existing. This show has everything you could ever need and keeps you on the edge of your seat! It’s created by the creator of One Tree Hill which initially drew me to the show. This series returns on November 15th on E! Network

Now be honest…HOW EXCITED ARE YOU FOR FALL! Tell me what you’re most excited for! Music, Books, TV?? Anything I left out! Let me know!

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10 Signs You Have Found Your Fandom Friend

You might be reading this because her twitter brought you here since its now revealed what this post is, but in case you don’t know… TODAY IS MY CHUMMY’S BIRTHDAY!!! I’m a huge believer in making everyone’s birthday super special so I decided to make this post highlighting the best parts of having her as a fandom friend and she had no idea about it until now. SURPRISE MICHELE!! HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY!!

Once upon a time in early February, I came up with an idea to dedicate an entire week of this blog to posts about Harry for his birthday. Back then I was a full time student and I knew doing 7 blog posts in one week in addition to my other classes and assignments would be a handful. While you may know that I am not a fan account on twitter, I have made quite a few friendships with other fan accounts. I figured why not enlist some of the biggest Harry girls to be guest writers on my blog. I immediately thought of my now very good friend Michele, since we would tweet back and forth about any and all things One Direction and occasionally Zoella. It was then that we exchanged numbers to discuss the blog and the rest was history. Looking back on it now, I can’t imagine my life without Michele. It sucks that we live kinda far away and have yet to meet in person, but sometimes it doesn’t even feel like its a long distance friendship.

Let’s be honest, the best part about being involved in a fandom is the friends you make along the way. Where would we be without our go to person to ride with us on the crazy rollercoaster that is fangirl life. When all your regular friends want to punch you in the face anytime you mention something your celebrity is up to, who do you turn to let it all out since you would combust if you held it all in and couldn’t tell a soul? We need our fandom friends to survive, to vent to, to freak out with, and most of all, to enhance our fandom experience. Here are some reasons we love our fandom friends 🙂

1) Mornings aren’t as much as a drag because you usually wake up to a text about the latest news or pictures in your fandom.

Waking up early for work sucks, but you know what makes it great, waking up to texts of OTRA HQs, paparazzi pics, or the news that One Direction dropped a brand new single over night!! Without fail, I either catch Michele up on what happened over night or vice versa

Mornings look a little something like this

2) You usually text in all caps lock and can somehow read the failed autocorrected messages

Conversations are usually a mess of caps lock and mispelled words and just utter chaos. When something new happens they are the first person you wanna tell, and with high emotions it usually ends up like this

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You know you are a true fangirl if you can decipher these type of messages

3) Drunk texts about the fandom are always acceptable and most times sober thoughts 

Nothing like a little alcohol to get you and your fandom friend saying the most ridiculous things about your favorites, things a sober you would never admit or say aloud.

If only they knew what we were saying hahahha
4) When you aren’t texting, you are tweeting them, liking their instas, or snapchatting them

A fandom friend is a guaranteed like on insta, favorite on tweets, and usually in your top snaps


5) They serve as an open forum for any and all questions pertaining to fandom

Want to know what emoji’s you would use if the boys were a saved number in your phone? Wanna know how others would rank them by dick size? Wanna compare theories for why Zayn left the band? Look no further than your fandom friend.

Michele and I ask the strangest questions…but thats what makes it so fun!
6) They are there when something makes them cry and they need to vent right away

When that song comes on that makes you cry, when the Zayn Pain hits, the PCD sets in, or you’re having a really bad day remembering how impossible it is to ever meet your fave, your fandom friend is there to comfort and commiserate with you


7) You have hysterical inside jokes pertaining to your favs or past life events

For the record Calum Hood is NOT Asian….shocker I know!
8) You communicate from morning to night, sometimes even sleep on the phone together

It was maybe a little over a month into our friendship when Zayn left, Michele and I practically facetimed the whole day…and night…yeah we slept with facetime on just because it was such an awful day and we didn’t want to be alone

I was trying to go back through my messages to find some good proof for this post but my phone always freezes because there is just too much to go through
9) You can rely on them when real life events happen to put the fandom aside for a while and just talk about you

From graduation, to getting a job, to hating our jobs, and starting a new semester, always there no matter what, to be normal friends in addition to fandom friends


10) You laugh so hard at everything they say in your conversation that people think you are crazy

Conversations can get pretty wild, I would cringe if people saw half of the things we say, anyone would think we are completely mental but hey, at least we are crazy together

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELE!! IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW HOW INCREDIBLY HAPPY I AM THAT WE ARE FRIENDS NOW YOU DO!! THE LOUIS TO MY LIAM, MY CHUMMY, AND MY BEST FRIEND I WISH YOU NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS!

If you found this relateable. share this post with your fandom friend to show them how much you appreciate them!

5 Years of One Direction: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Today is a very special day; the day that has ruined my life; the day that One Direction was formed. July 23, 2010 at 8:22PM, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik were put into a singing group known to the world as One Direction. It’s no surprise that these boys soon took over the world, winning countless awards, dozens of televised performances, four albums, worldwide recognition, sold out tours, millions of concert dates, four perfumes, and even a feature film! It’s crazy to think just how much these boys have accomplished, and how many lives they have changed, saved, and touched.

For this special five year anniversary, I decided to create a little fan project. I asked fans to tweet with the #allthelove1d their favorite one direction moments and memories from the past five years. I have compiled them together and threw in a few of my favorites. Shout out to Michele for helping me with the extras! Here are 100 One Direction Moments from the past 5 Years, completely random and sent in by you then fans!!!

1. Video Diaries

Who could forget the first time you went on youtube and typed in “One Direction Funny Moments” and stumbled upon these wonderful videos. So authentic and genuine truly depicting fetus one direction. Who could ever forget NO JIMMY PROTESTED! and that Louis loves girls who eat carrots! Click below to enjoy all of the video diaries and relive those first days of One Direction


2. Auditions

It was love at first sight and sound as they boys took the stage and sang the classics


3. “This isn’t the last of One Direction”

Yes I know its ironic now that Zayn said this… but when we all were bummed that they didn’t win the competition and they asked about the future of the band we had no idea that One Direction was about to take over the world and ruin our lives for the next five years


4. A Year in the Making

Who could forget when Harry was so worried what people thought of him, when they all hung out in the bungalow and sang acoustic songs. So much happened in a year and I’m so glad they captured it in a little documentary.


5. This Is Us

This movie has so many iconic moments that may be mentioned later in the post but…ONE DIRECTION MADE A MOVIE AND IT WAS IN THEATERS! One of the many times I was so so so proud of them. Who could forget the premiere. I was watching it at my desk at work and trying so hard not to cry proud tears.


6. Our Moment

What is the perfect product to make for a mainly female audience..how about perfume! Who could ever forget this commercial.


7. That Moment

Or this commercial…


8. You and I

Who could forget the non stop screaming heard at your WWA show every single time they showed this commercial


9. Between Us

Who doesn’t want to be spritzed with Niall’s tears?


10. When Harry tripped on a dog and apologized

Classic Harold


11. Harry’s manbun

The 12 Times Harry Styles' Man Bun Gave You Life

An iconic era in One Direction history, ALSO LOOK AT THAT JAWWWWW

I have an entire post about Harry’s man bun HERE


12. That time Louis hid on the roof to get away from the fans

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*insert laughing emoji here*


13. Talk Dirty Music Video

I don’t even know how to express how this video makes me feel I just love it soooooo much


14. That time Liam was really concerned about our safety

So concerned, just like a Daddy *wink*


15. This twitter exchange

Who doesn’t love Zarry?? Remember the candy thong!


16. No Fooking Way

Harry: Said I got a dirty mouth

Fandom: YOU GOT A  DIRTY MOUTH


17.” Naked” Liam

Who else remembers screaming at the top of your lungs because we finally got a 1D nude!


18. Niall blamed for farting

He who eats the most, farts the most


19. Last First Kiss Reggae Version

WHY WEREN’T WE EVER GRACED WITH THE FULL VERSION BOYS


20.  Mrs. Horan aka “Liam”

When Liam changed his entire twitter into a Niall girl account


21.Nouis slap

The slap heard round the world


22. 1D Day in its entirety

On November Twenty-Turd, Two Tousand and Tirteen, the lads did a 7 hour live stream promoting Midnight Memories and doing the craziest things ever imaginable


23. Niall didn’t know how to hold Theo

Cue freakout


24. Alan Carr

The absolute best interviews the boys will ever do, I pee myself laughing every single time I watch it.


25. Harry peed on the bush

And we saw his little tush


26. Lyric changes “big brown poo”

Your Up All Night show wouldn’t be complete without some improvisation


27. Nickleodeon prank when Niall didn’t care this woman was about to give birth


28. iCarly

Still confused by they never got an Oscar nomination


29. SNL

Soooooo many great memories!


30. Four Promo

From Ellen and Jimmy Fallon all the way to James Cordon!


31. Inbetweeners Dance Go

My favorite video diaries moment


32. 1D in Orlando

The bread van, the roller coaster interviews, and the insane fan interactions, what a time to be alive


33. The boys filming You and I in the freezing cold almost killing Harry

34. Johanna’s wedding

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Men in suits, and Harry in whatever the hell he was wearing


35. Harry at the pool with Lux

Uncle Knobhead 🙂


36. Narry goal at Nialls soccer match

Narry makes me sooooooo happy


37. Ball Licker?

Right at the height of Larry, who could ever forget


38. Sugarscape Interviews

My personal favorite and apparently other people’s too!


39. Spin the Harry 

Classic fetus days


40. Liam pushing Niall off the couch

As a fucked up person who gets a strange amount of enjoyment watching people fall, this is in my Top 10


42. Tamworth interview

More Narry because why not


43. OTRA


44. Take Me Home Tour


45. Teenage Dirtbag

I think a studio version of this would solve or the worlds problems…or at least the fandom’s problems

and as requested

here is the pie fight!


46. One Way or Another


47. Sad Ghana videos


48. Up All Night Tour

THE OUTFITS, THE TUXS, THE COUCH, THE CAMPFIRE SING ALONG


49. Where We Are Tour


50. Over Again in Adelaide


51. Zayn’s note in Rock Me

My fucking favorite Zayn note


52. Zayn in You and I

The literal sound of heaven


53. Zayn’s twitcam


54. Liam’s twitcams


55. Niall “shower of cunts”


56. THE YELLOW SHORTS

WHO DOESN’T LOVE THESE LITTLE SHORTS


57.  Harry peeing at the BRITS


58. Drunk Liam at the BRITS


59. THE STRAND

GOD BLESS LOU TEASDALE

60. Harry Twerking

61. Vas Happening boys

Did Louis ever get his boat?


62. Don’t like girls who spit


63. Telling the story about the dream


64. Numerous falls onstage

Made before Harry’s most recent fight with gravity


65. Sweet potato and Marshmallow

Could he be any cuter?


66. BEST SONG EVER VIDEO BREAKING THE RECORD

My absolute favorite music video


67. SOML to silent stadium

SO BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING!


68. Liam pantsing Harry

Now thats how you end a movie!


69. Zayn spray painting the walls


70. You drink it you drink it

My favorite This Is Us quote


71. Liam not knowing where countries are

#OHNOLIAM but didn’t Louis’ geography teacher say he wouldn’t amount to anything…looks like he knows some stuff


72. Onesie phase


73. Up all Night dinner party


74. Weed video

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1097039/WORLD-EXCLUSIVE-One-Directions-Zayn-Louis-smoke.html

Its nice to know they are normal humans


75. Harry calling out Seaworld and causing a twitter war he didn’t give a fuck about


76. Mexico interview

Could she be any more thirsty??


77. The Larry Tweet

Okay Larry Shippers..here ya go

78. Harry’s favorited tweet..

Yeah we caught you styles…keep favoriting the cute kitties and asking us about the weather


79. Louis games: have you quite finished/ replay 


80. Niall “Today was a busy week for us”


81. Niall’s Obama statue


82. Louis and the sea urchin

We just don’t sound the same without Louis


83. Zayn buying his mom a house


84. Louis and Harry twitcam leaking Matt Cardles number


85. Think of all the pussy you’re gonna get


86. Zayn saving Harry from the fire


87. Vas happening phase


88. Cooking in the xfactor house


89. Madison Square Garden show


90. Performance at the Olympics


91. Pepsi commercial

CRYINNGGG


92. Almost kicking zayn out of the band when he didn’t go to the meeting

Too soon I know


93. Nothings fine I’m TORN


94. Twitter fight with the Wanted


95. Liam beat boxing 


96. Harry moaning when Liam massaged him

And now he moans at every OTRA show intentionally


97. WMYB video

Not sure if I ever shared my “how I became a fan story” but basically I came upon the video one day and the rest is history. I wanted to learn their names, and their story, so I spent hours and hours on youtube and now I can’t remember my life before them… actually I can and its ALLL Jonas Brothers, the 8 men that ruined my life forever


98. 1D Hangout

Everything about this is perfection


99. This is Us promo

Just watch and enjoy and relive 2013


100. The countless times they have thanked us on twitter, at concerts, told us we are the loudest, gave us a massive thank you, said we have been incredible, and truly made us understand that they do it all for us and because of us 🙂

THANK YOU ONE DIRECTION FOR EVERYTHING!! I CAN’T EVEN PUT IT INTO WORDS!! CHEERS TO 5 YEARS!

Thank you to everyone who has helped me with this blog post! I enjoyed reading your tweets!

GOD BLESS ANY OF YOU WHO MADE IT TO THE END OF THIS POST!

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!

21 Struggles of Being a 21+ One Direction Fan

Hello again! Recently one of my mutuals made a Podcast with an episode dedicated to discussing the fans who are 20 something who enjoy One Direction.

This podcast got me thinking about how much being 21 and a fan of One Direction really entails. While there are many plus sides to being able to enjoy some wine and watch Where We Are San Siro. (If you haven’t yet check out the drinking game I made for it HERE!) There are many downsides, first world problems, and struggles with being a 21+ fan of One Direction. Also I’m going to include Zayn in some parts because I am still in denial.


1. The ever popular comment you are too old to like them

Okay so lets take a look at everyone birthday and ages shall we?

Louis Tomlinson born December 24, 1991 Age 23
Zayn Malik born January 12 1993 Age 22 (he’s a normal 22 year old in case you didn’t know)
Liam Payne born August 29 1993 Age 21
Niall Horan born September 16 1993 Age 21
Harry Styles born February 1 1994 Age 21

…So you’re telling me that I’m too old to like a band of guys that are my age or older? K cool

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2.  The overwhelming want to go clubbing with them

You desperately wish you could teleport to any of the clubs the boys are papped partying at simply because you are old enough to be there and drink with them.

I can’t even tell you how badly I have wanted to go to Funky Buddha, or go clubbing with Louis in LA


3. You wish more than anything you could grab a few pints with Niall

It’s no secret that Niall loves beer and its no secretly how badly I want to have one with him. Who wouldn’t love to sit with that adorable blonde and have a good craic with him about anything and everything

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4. When this picture came out and you wanted to sit down with Harry and pound them back together more than anything

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5.  Being old enough to understand the sexual themes of their songs

I mean this isn’t exactly a struggle but it is when EVERYONE thinks that all their songs are like What Makes You Beautiful and that their music hasn’t evolved or matured in any way shape or form


6. You were old enough to drink yourself into a coma the day that Zayn announced he quit

Raise your hand if you drank at any point of the grieving process of dealing with Zayn leaving the band knowing that alcohol does not solve problems but it eased the pain.


7.  You have to deal with wanting 1D merch but then realizing it looks like this

fuck it I still own half that shit


8.  In people’s minds this is One Direction

You have to deal with people thinking they are still fetuses instead of the five hot as fuck sex gods they have grown up to be


9. Immature young fans

It sucks having to deal with these fans because they find the need to attack older ones. Not sure if they have noticed but the boys have more mature music now and despite what Mr. Styles says…their concerts are FAR from a FAMILY SHOW.

It does suck though knowing they will never look at you with as much love and joy as they do a 5 year old little girl with pigtails, but hey at the end of the day who can legally fuck them? Us


10. You live with the hope that you have a better chance with the boys because of how close you are in age

How many times do you catch yourself thinking. “well if I just bumped into them I’m sure they would be into it”


11. Hearing the boys swear turns you on more than it makes you giggle

“SAID I GOT A DIRTY MOUTH”

“I CANT HELP IT” – HARRY STYLES


12. You have to plan your classes and work around your fangirl schedule

Since I started college I never had a class before 10am just so I could be ready for any ticket sales and tour announcements. I also would get homework done early if I knew the boys would be on television or at an award show.


13. Whenever you go out you have to deal with the fact that you are surrounded by men who will never compare to Niall, Liam, Louis, Harry or Zayn…but you talk to them anyway

One time I went out and saw a man with a manbun, Naturally I told him that I liked his bun and he said that I could touch it. To this I replied “LOL UR NOT HARRY STYLES BYEEE”


14. Your drinking abilities lead to very drunk and dirty thoughts about One Direction

I truly have no shame so enjoy some of my drunk tweeting treasures

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15. You have to pay for your own concert tickets

Saying “It’s for my birthday!, just doesn’t fly anymore


16. You have missed some important things in the fandom because of work or class

Or if you’re like me you sat at work and silently watched a live stream of the the London This Is Us premiere silently in  your cubicle

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17. You have to deal with stubborn DJs who refuse to play any One Direction

We’ve all gone out and dealt with that dick who no matter how many times you beg or bribe them, they won’t play One Direction. I mean it’s kinda true but that one bar DJ recognizes you and and will always play the WMYB remix just for you that gets you dancing on the table.

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18. You have to decide between getting shitfaced or being coherent for OTRA

You wanna be sober and take in the whole experience yet you know with a nice buzz that the concert could be more than you ever imagined!! Currently I’m leaning towards shitfaced so I could have hallucinations that Zayn is still onstage.

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19. When meeting people you have to test the waters about whether or not you should let them know about your obsession


20. You have to be careful of your 1D filter in mixed company so you don’t freak someone out or spill the beans to early

Major deal breaker if you relate something to 1D in any typical adult conversation


21. You have to deal with insane judgement from everyone, including parents, siblings, family, peers

It totally sucks that no one understands what we go through. But at the end of the day this band makes you happy, allows you to be yourself, and you would take all these struggles any day to get to experience the joy One Direction brings

SO LETS HAVE ANOTHER TOAST TO THE (21+) GIRL ALMIGHTY

Its Been a While

Welcome!

I can’t believe its been over a month since I last sat down and made a blog post. If you are a loyal reader I apologize but I doubt that this blog has any loyal readers. In all honesty a lot has happened since I last blogged on April 25th. One Direction has been on their break from OTRA before it starts up again in a few weeks, Nick Jonas has literally been everywhere, Taylor Swift is continuously killing the game, and all while this is happening I have managed to graduate!! That’s right, the owner of this fangirl blog now has her degree in Accounting and is now considered a real human. But lets be honest, I have no plans on ever ending the fangirl life no matter what life throws at me. There were numerous events happening at college as I prepared for graduation and I just wanted to step back and enjoy the time with my friends as we spent some of our last moments together.

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(Had to thank Jonas and 1D, they kept me sane all these years)

However, now that its all over and I need something to distract myself while I’m on the job hunt and depressed about post grad life, I am going to fully dedicate myself to this blog. In the past I know I got a few views and didn’t think much of it. Most posts were about One Direction and fans from all over the world were reading them. It wasn’t until I took this long break and realized that without any promotion, tweeting of the link, or new posts, that I was getting over 20+ views a day! Its not about the views but its not like I want to feel worthless by spending my time writing and having no one even care to read it. So after a long break I am going to truly try to make this a DAILY dose of fangirl. So buckle up and get ready for some fun because I am back!!!

Also please feel free to comment or tweet me (@shelleyann1817) about anything I write! I love to hear feedback and even engage in conversation about some of the things I say! Please please please I would love to interact with you all! Also if there is a post you would like to see me make, an event that you would like me to talk about, just let me know!

All the Love

Shelley xx (Dailydoseoffangirl)

Opinion Post: Fandom Drama

Hi guys!! Thank you all so much for reading my posts! So I’ve taken a little break basically because of school and there’s just been a lot going on. Recently whenever I log onto my One Direction fan account infested Twitter, I see nothing but drama. Things were all calm and joyous before OTRA started and now that it has shit has hit the fan. I’m not even exaggerating when I say something new pops up every single day. So in this post I am going to discuss my opinion on this drama and maybe explore a point of view you haven’t thought of before. Bare with me because its long but I really really want to know your opinions! So tweet at me @shelleyann1817 and I’d love to talk to you all about this. If you haven’t noticed I absolutely love talking about One Direction at all hours of the day and with anyone. Also these are my opinions I am only speaking for myself based off of the things I have seen on twitter and trends and just things floating around.

**this post may contain spoilers**.

OTRA vs. WWA/ Japan vs Australia

Okay so I am first going to say that I was disappointed with the setlist. I didn’t feel it made sense to tour with a brand new album and sing a majority of songs from the last album. Don’t get me wrong I completely love Midnight Memories and I am so grateful the boys are on tour again and are coming to my city because I know a lot of people can’t say that. Also its not even about paying to see the same show because I went to two of WWA last year and honestly I would pay for VIP seats to see them even if they sang me the alphabet. I understand the frustration people feel in terms of the lack of practice the boys had and how people feel they aren’t taking it as seriously. For example, last night the boys sang Stockholm Syndrome for the first time on this tour. I feel Japan was the perfect place to do so because with their rules of respect it would be easy for the boys to focus on the performance. I was not impressed really when I saw the vines and saw that Zayn had forgotten the words and there were other bumps along the way. I can only imagine that Harry scolded them for messing up the song, while Zayn said the Japanese can’t understand him anyway. Then Liam raises his hand and says he didn’t mess up and then Louis smacks him on the back of the head saying he wasn’t too hungover and Niall watches while he inhales popcorn. (Totallyyyyyyy joking don’t take that scenario seriously)

I feel that as a fan I am allowed to have opinions about this so here goes. It seems strange to me that they would not know this song or rehearse this song. Most artists go on tour to see the fans but they also go to promote themselves, and what are the boys promoting, their new album FOUR. The only new song they added that we had never heard live before was Clouds. What happened to the rest of the album? Why isn’t that a focus? I feel like its a huge mistake to call it a new tour and use the same stage in different colors and basically the same setlist as the last tour. I understand Australia didn’t have WWA but that doesn’t mean they didn’t follow it on twitter, see the movie, or know nothing about it. Seeing the boys live in concert should be a great and new experience. I have already heard them sing Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Ready to Run, and Girl Almighty for tv performances, and how many times have we heard them sing Steal My Girl and Night Changes, its something very different to hear them in person I know but it would be amazing to hear something brand new live for the first time, a song from the album never heard live before.

So then there is the whole issue of Australia versus the world, well Japan. So in Australia a lot of crap went down like people being rude to the boys if they didn’t stop for pictures, hating on the tour they were given and so forth. Now in Japan everyone is kissing their ass. The way they arrange themselves at the airport, the way they don’t attack the boys when they see them, how they don’t wait outside hotels, basically how they give them space and privacy unlike some other places. I don’t really know what to say about all this, I think it more based on people and not places. Like when people say Australia was rude and ungrateful if they only met 3/5 or whatnot or if someone didn’t stop, that could just be the people themselves, because I know for a fact the same thing happens in other areas. In response to those people, I feel they should be more grateful, or if anything more secretive, like you can’t call one of them a curse word and be mad you missed 3/5 when you post selfies with 2/5…. keep your own hate to yourself where people won’t find it. This fandom gets so jealous, and I am completely one of those people who literally hate everything and everyone when they boys meet fans or hug them and whatnot because you just get that feeling it will never happen to you ever. So for a jealous fandom I wouldn’t tweet hate to someone and then post a tweet with your fav…people see everything and at that point you’re just asking for it.

Harry and Louis on the same plane

So I am just going to get this out of the way and say I am not a Larry shipper. I do not wish or think that Harry and Louis have a romantic relationship. That being said I have no ill feelings towards Larry shippers, everyone is entitled to their opinion and if you love Larry that’s great! One day I was on Twitter and it basically exploded because Harry and Louis were on the same plane. This was big news because lately the two haven’t had the relationship they used to. In my opinion, I think they have grown apart as friends. You can tell in interviews and on stage that they aren’t as close as they used to be, whether its because of the Larry drama or just Harry and Louis not being as close anymore because they have changed I do not know. However, this event created so much drama because there are some Larry shippers who will attack people who do not ship Larry and vice versa. Personally, I stay out of the drama, as I said everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I do feel that the idea of Larry has added stress on their relationship as friends, BUT I DO NOT KNOW THEM AND NEVER WILL SO NOTHING I SAY OR ANYONE ELSE SAYS IN THE TRUTH. The most important thing we can do as fans is support them, and remember we do not know their lives, only what they decide to share with us 🙂

Niall and Melissa

Well WW3 happened as soon as the pictures of Niall and Melissa surfaced. With the rumors of Harry and Nadine (I’ll get to that later) Niall would technically be the only single member, but wait! He was seen with Melissa AND OMG THEY ARE DATING. Um no… I don’t understand why the minute the single guys are seen with anyone that they are dating. I believe in innocent until proven guilty, so basically I would say that Niall is single unless he tells us he has a girlfriend. While this may seem stupid, think about it, the 3/5 who have girlfriends have confirmed this fact many times, in various interviews. Niall is the most honest with us all, literally tweeting anything that comes to mind and always thinking about the fans, and he is the most carefree. I feel that if Niall was dating someone that he would be blunt with us and let us know because he cares. Literally a few blurry pictures surfaced and all of a sudden all the Niall girls were crying.

That’s another thing, I understand the feeling of loving someone so much that it hurts to know they have a special someone, its part of being a fangirl and I hate it. At the same time though, one day these boys will be married and it probably won’t be any of us so as soon as people grasp the concept the better. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if Niall was dating someone. He has been single for so long, since the beginning of the band, and I would love to see boyfriend Niall. As much as it sucks if your fav is dating someone, doesn’t it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside hearing Liam talk about how much he loves Sophia or how happy Zayn is with Perrie. DON’T YOU WANT THE BOYS HAPPY. I’ve been team happiness from day one, and seeing them loving other girls makes me love them even more because they are great boyfriends who show they are loving people. How cute would it be to see the Irish Princess on dates with someone and holding hands and being a boyfriend to someone..I think it would be too cute to handle. I just think there are bigger problems in life than who the guys are dating, and that people shouldn’t jump to conclusions when very little evidence is out there.

For those who don’t know, this girl’s name is Melissa Whitelaw and she is a 21 year old student in Austrailia. No one knows for sure how she met Niall or anything like that. The fandom has found her instagram and apparently she had a boyfriend not too long ago..this boyfriend also made a huge rant on his insta indirecting Melissa and leaves even more questions unanswered. Also on Melissa’s instagram people told her to take care of Niall and make sure he gets fed 3 times a day and while it was very funny it was accompanied by hate, hate, and more hate. Basically I don’t believe any of it, once Niall tells us he is in a relationship then I will believe it.

Also I’m curious what you guys think of Niall, do you think he’s a virgin. I feel that Harry and the boys always use Niall to escape rumors or make sex jokes so sometimes I think he is a virgin and if Melissa is fulfilling his needs then GET IT NIALL!!

Harry and Nadine

While Harry spent his whole break in LA and I will never ever believe him when he says he’s sad he doesn’t get to see his family as much BECAUSE HE TOTALLY HAD THE TIME TOO, he spent time with Nadine Leopold. Nadine is a model who Harry has recently been linked with. Now Harry’s dating life is the most mysterious of all. Is she a fuck buddy? do they hook up? ARE THEY FRIENDS OR SOMETHING MOOOOORREEEE?? The real answer is who the fuck knows. They get froyo, they hang out with Jeff, they go to dinner, but we never see much more than that. Part of me wonders if he is hiding it. If you paid attention to Taylor’s album 1989, which tells the story of Haylor, you will come to the conclusion that the media destroyed Haylor and didn’t give it enough time to really become something. Without all the media attention could Haylor have lasted longer? Without sending Taylor death threats and tons of hate would Harry have been able to keep dating her. I used to think Haylor was PR but then she wrote a whole album about it NOT SAYING ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HIM AT ALL, she was super sweet and basically said she enjoyed it until it fell apart because of the outside world.

Anyway back to Nadine, could Harry be hiding his relationship with Nadine for the sake of the fans? Think about it, the girls who love him will be beyond upset. ESPECIALLY because Harry is put on a pedestal and there are fans who like 1D only for Harry. And then if he is with Nadine, the Larry shippers claim she is a beard since some think Eleanour is one and so on and so forth. Either way, Harry letting it known he is with Nadine would cause so much chaos. Does Jeff come along as a decoy to their dates? Is she only a friend that he enjoys hanging out with in LA? My opinion on all of this is that they are hooking up. I feel with timing and whatnot Harry is in a horrible place to start a relationship. They are on tour from Feb-October and being in a relationship with Nadine would be strictly long distance. We all know, and Harry for sure knows, that he is so fucking hot and can have anyone and charm the pants off anyone so he could easily be hooking up with her, having some fun in LA, getting his fix. The honest truth though is we will never know unless either of them say something. After seeing how Harry is when he is in a relationship, I don’t see the same signs with Nadine. They do things I would do with my guy friends so I never thought much of it, but it sure brings drama in the fandom!

Louis and Eleanor cigarette thing/ Louis says he’s gay

I was on tumblr one day and came across this post about how cigarettes are not allowed in magazines and someone related it to the pictures of Louis on the beach in Australia with El and he has a cig in his mouth. This was taken two ways: He does it to protect El, and he does it to promote Larry. Okay so basically I like Louis and El. I don’t like how El kinda hides and doesn’t let us see who she is but at the same time I understand because some fans can be vicious. This of course broke out a huge fight between the Larrys and the Anti Larrys about why Louis makes this decision. I feel that Louis has given enough proof to show that he really does love El, that it’s not management, and that they are in a genuine relationship. For this reason I think he uses the cig to protect El. I feel that these boys are so much smarter than we give them credit for. They know exactly how we feel about things or how we will react to things which leads them to make these decisions. The tweets, the drama, the posters do not go unnoticed. The boys are very aware that we like them single, that some people like them in a relationship, and that no matter what they do someone usually feels hurt about it. Louis could easily be helping El live a normal life, he knows its best if she isn’t in the public eye if she doesn’t have to be, and he knows that people will have very strong opinions about El if she is seen with him. Either way he is protecting her and thats boyfriend goals. The guys don’t want to hurt anyone, whether they agree with their opinion or not.

The whole vine thing was a hot mess and a half. A vine surfaced in which people thought that Louis said he is gay and that its pretty unfortunate. I read on twitter from girls that were there that someone said they have the same birthday as him and he said that it is pretty unfortunate considering it is Christmas Eve and whatnot…

Here is the vine you can decide what he says for yourself, but I think its the birthday thing.

Either way the media jumped on this. That’s one thing I forgot to mention. The media plays a huge part in all of this drama. They make up stories, report things with little evidence, and just stir up the pot. For example, E News did a whole story on Niall dating Melissa where they knew just as much as Twitter knew which was a video where hes flirty with her and some blurry photos. There were also multiple stories about this vine and Louis “coming out”. And don’t even get me started on Harry and Nadine, every single pop culture news source talked about them “dating.” Just adding more fuel to the fire where basically everything I mentioned is complete assumption and guess work NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE, ONLY LIAM, LOUIS, NIALL, HARRY, AND ZAYN. Some people think that this fandom is completely ruining it for the boys. While I agree that most drama starts in conversation on Twitter, like when the fandom is bored and just decides to trend RIPHARRY, the media plays up on these facts. I can’t even tell you how many times a day someone comes up to me with a rumor about 1D and I shoot it down so fast. People believe almost everything they read. I think its better to take the facts, do your own research and make you own opinion. I also support EXPRESSING these opinions, as long as it is done in a respectful manner.

It would have been so easy for me to just spread so much hate and call people out and just go nuts with this topic. Instead I made an opinion and expressed it while acknowledging both sides. If you are a person who sends hate, whether it is to specific people, the boys friends and girlfriends, and other fan accounts and twitter users, just stop and think. Where is this getting you? What are you trying to accomplish? and How would you feel if someone attacked you? I don’t receive hate but I have friends that do and its disgusting. Remember that everyone, and seriously every human being, is allowed to have their own thoughts and share those thoughts, you may not agree and thats okay!! It’s okay to have difference of opinion, however it is not okay to jump to conclusions and be hateful towards eachother. I’ll end this post with this “Be Nice To Nice”

Think before you tweet, and challenge yourself to see from a different point of view, its all about respect. We wouldn’t want any of this drama to affect the boys to the point where they feel they can’t do anything anymore. I know they have thought they were being discreet by talking about how they get papped everywhere, can’t leave their hotel rooms, or its too dangerous to meet fans. They haven’t been, the message was made loud and clear how they feel and its our job to maybe make a difference. I’m not saying don’t stalk the crap out of them till you meet them, I encourage that, but be respectful, if they don’t stop remember they don’t have to. They don’t owe us anything, lets just sit back and enjoy the music and wherever this wild ride takes us.

Please please please comment or tweet me because I really want to know your opinions on all this. Also if you made it this far bless you 🙂