Alana Massey. South Park. Next, I open it with the program GIFBrewery and scroll to this exact moment, carefully snipping around the three seconds it takes for him to give voice to this doubt in the hope of it disappearing along with the breath it escapes alongside.
It goes like this: One Direction. Lyrically, each of their songs raises the stakes with a usually nameless girl to whom all the songs are addressed.
Their replies? We know that the Irish ball of nervous energy Niall Horan made the sign of the cross when he passed the first round.
Image via Source deviantart. One Direction had fans who adored them, not just for the love they professed for girls in their pop songs, but for how deeply they appeared to love each other.
E pluribis unum , out of the many: Harry has one; Liam has two; Zayn has three; and Louis has six. In 2010, four English boys and one Irish one between the ages of 16 and 19 all showed up with various family members in tow as both cheerleaders and chaperones to audition for The X Factor , a British reality TV competition much like American Idol.
They were a bit rambunctious and giddy, and they appeared unafraid in the rushes of verve that coursed through their every gesture to do what few men do publicly: They get rowdy at a movie studio; they do funny dances together; at one point, they steal a boat and somehow end up atop Tower Bridge in London.
The boys are on a camping trip that starts with their comical attempts by daylight to pitch tents, and ends with their nighttime reflections on fate and legacy while they are gathered around a campfire.
I got a One Direction tattoo at the age of 31, the only ink I have. Larry is the supercouple name given to members Harry and Louis, who even to this day a substantial number of die-hard fans believe to be madly in love with one another, even married—but whose passion is kept secret by sinister corporate management forces. The person on the date is the viewer.
I went to see it with the intention of burrowing into a seat alone and crying in the general direction of the boys. In fact, video surfaced of what appears to be Harry crying on stage in Jakarta the day after the announcement.
Same for that 16-year-old Harry Styles declared plans to study law, sociology and business the fall after the show. The band continued its tour and released an album as a quartet before eventually going on hiatus, but it all felt like more of a winding-down than a moving-on. One night when we were in his room, he asked me what my favorite band was, and I told him One Direction.