ashley. twenty-three. college graduate with post grad separation anxiety and a serious pop culture obsession. studied abroad in london at nyu's campus whilst interning at national portrait gallery in trafalgar. spent last fall in publishing industry in nyc. now spends her days trying to find her way back. currently lost inside a mitten. learning to take chances.

these days i run a harry styles appreciation blog. no use pretending otherwise.

all that will be said here has been said before.

23rd April 2014

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I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.
— Roald Dahl (via wanduring)

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23rd April 2014

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so the mystery live lounge on fearne’s show was coldplay. the mystery guest at the christmas party was coldplay. the mystery single that one time was coldplay. on the radio 1 breakfast show, the answer is always coldplay.

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23rd April 2014

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Hi all,

So it seems that (almost) everyone is agreed. The most recent One Direction video is a bit of a fail… A bit of an epic fail. Both Nat and I were left largely confused by the video. Nat’s reaction was so extreme she even took the time to commit it to video.

But it goes further than that. When I first saw the video I was struck by how closely it resembled another brilliant video clip I had seen some time ago.

Well, in my opinion, it’s not just a resemblance. It’s plagiarism.

The attached article expresses it best, but I think this is the kind of thing which should be called out. The fandom, when it acts a whole, is actually very powerful. I think sometimes it’s forgotten that this group of people are actually in control of what happens with One Direction.

I don’t think hating on Ben Winston, or his production company, is the right thing to do, but I do think expressing your (mine and our too) serious concerns about the marketing direction that the One Direction brand has taken is both valid and necessary.

You have a voice. Use it.

-Tim (and Nat) :)

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23rd April 2014

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"One time we we had a project in class, and my friend said he didn’t want to be my partner, and I got an A+, and he just got an A."


"One time we we had a project in class, and my friend said he didn’t want to be my partner, and I got an A+, and he just got an A."

23rd April 2014

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Not ready


Not ready

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viva la vida is the coldplay song that makes me angriest because, ugh, i actually sort of like it, ugh. i keep waiting for my ideal perfect cover to come and sweep away all the mr. gwyneth paltrow horribleness of the actual track and just highlight the inexplicably affecting melody and make the lyrics go from infuriatingly bullshit to charmingly bullshit. the staten island elementary school did it and that was a beautiful moment. gaga actually did a piano cover which was pretty close to my imaginary regina spektor piano cover which i still think would be great, and it’s probably in my top 5 favorite things lady gaga has accomplished on this earth. she changes the lyrics to something like “be my chris, and i’ll be your gwyneth,” which fine, is sort of funny.

anyway, baby one direction (??? how can they be baby one direction when current one direction is still babies????) on the x-factor semifinals isn’t my ideal perfect cover, but like, if they brought this shit to a studio i would listen to it for days. but mostly, i just want to say that the gorgeously exuberant and wildly inappropriate-to-the-music smiles sported by, well, all of them, to some extent but in particular the elfy one, with the shiny hair? — that’s magic to me. look at him, he is so happy to be here, he is so happy to be singing this bullshit great song with its stupid nonsense lyrics. “happy to be here” and “incongruously soulful” are like basically the only two one direction emotions, is that correct? am i right about that? god, he’s grinning like a fucking cheerleader, all through this bullshit song i love, this is so magical and beautiful, thank you strange twelve-year-old british elf. 

baby’s first contagion blogging, december 8, 2012. louis girl from the start, louis girl forever.

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23rd April 2014

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Practicing | Marie Howe →


I want to write a love poem for the girls I kissed in seventh grade,
a song for what we did on the floor in the basement

of somebody’s parents’ house, a hymn for what we didn’t say but thought:
That feels good or I like that, when we learned how to open each others’ mouths

how to move 

our tongues to make somebody moan. We called it practicing, and
one was the boy, and we paired off – maybe six or eight girls – and turned out

the lights and kissed and kissed until we were stoned on kisses, and lifted our
nightgowns or let the straps drop, and Now you be the boy.

Concrete floor, sleeping bag or couch, playroom, game room, train room, laundry.
Linda’s basement was like a boat with booths and portholes

instead of windows. Gloria’s father had a bar downstairs with stools that spun,
plush carpeting. We kissed each other’s throats.

We sucked each others’ breasts, and we left marks, and never spoke of it upstairs
outdoors, in daylight, not once. We did it, and it was

practicing, and slept, sprawled so our legs still locked or crossed, a hand still lost
in someone’s hair … and we grew up and hardly mentioned who

the first kiss really was — a girl like us, still sticky with the moisturizer we’d
shared in the bathroom. I want to write a song

for that thick silence in the dark, and the first pure thrill of unreluctant desire
just before we made ourselves stop.

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23rd April 2014

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i am F A S C I N A T E D by x-factor bootcamp liam, because it lets us see a side of him that he really doesn’t show to the world these days but i think is absolutely still a huge part of who he is. i think that if you want to talk about why liam and louis didn’t get on on the x-factor, about daddy direction back when louis meant that name a lot less affectionately than he means it now, i think boot camp liam is the place to start, because he’s so fucking serious. it’s just mind-boggling trying to reconcile the dumb sexy teddy bear granola bar fireman beefcake cuddlemonster cheerful dweebus we know with this little type-A baby… well, dweebus, but a different kind of dweebus.

i mean some things are the same — he is obviously terrified here, and obviously desperately fighting to keep it hidden. but he’s so much more normal, in an uninteresting way. i always use the justin bieber wannabe line when i’m being mean about bb liam (sry bb liam) because, like, look at that hair, but also because isn’t this kind of what made justin bieber so tiresome after a while? he just took it so seriousleh, to quote the tommo. he’s so not one direction here. that’s what i mean. i mean he looks like he belongs on reality tv and stupid photo shoots and he does not at all seem to be a part of this band he got thrown into.

i guess i mean - we still see liam talking about what he’s got to prove, about not wanting to let people down or lose his chance, with that characteristic self-deprecating smile, or half-nervous laugh. but, like, where is the smile??? where is the laugh??? i guess it’s just weird to me to contemplate a liam payne who was just as screwed up and insecure, more so, and on top of that, didn’t even laugh. and i feel really bad for bb liam but if we are being honest and what is even the POINT of 1D blogging if not to be honest, i also feel really bad for bb louis tomlinson who was confronted with that as a creature he had to work with, like, can you imagine?

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Diesel  (by Leeloo P)


Diesel (by Leeloo P)

23rd April 2014

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[Victoria] comes home and shows me what she’s been doing all day and what exciting dresses and bags she’s got coming through. And then I say something boring like ‘I got kicked today.’
— David Beckham speaking about his wife, Victoria, Elle (via hormoaning)

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I love bad bitches, that’s my fuckin’ problem.

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