#step-brothers but they’ve only been a family for like eleven months #though everyone would swear they’d known each other their whole lives #and liam was really unpopular at his old school so niall makes sure that won’t happen here #so of course the first opportunity they get they throw a wicked house party at niall’s dad’s place #and niall keeps being like HEY HAVE YOU MET THE GREATEST DUDE IN THE WORLD and throwing liam at people #but even if this is meant for liam to meet all of niall’s friends it’s more about how great they get along the life of the party #and every time niall does a shot out of liam’s bellybutton he yells NO IT’S COOL WE’RE NOT ACTUALLY BROTHERS #and they fall in the pool together and smoke up together #and niall refuses to let liam take off his wet shirt because he wants people to know the body under there #LOOK HOW BUFF HE IS LOOK AT HIM I’M SWOONING LIAM HOLD ME #this was all for liam to make friends but niall wants everyone to know who liam belongs to (x)
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1340 words and three political discourses to get through
I dreamed a dream in time gone by, when grades were high and fucks worth giving. I dreamed no test would make me cry, I dreamed that curves would be forgiving. Then I was young and unprepared, and A’s were made and used and wasted. There were no extensions to be begged, no nights unslept, no effort wasted. But the finals come at last, with their laughter soft as thunder, as they tear your grades apart, as they turn your dream to shame.
900 words and i still have four political discourses to discuss
i need to talk about how louis is an electric volatile mischief machine until liam grabs his wrist, not hard or anything but a solid grip and suddenly louis freezes, like i’m all about bottom liam there’s no question about that, but i love how louis behaves all dominant and rambunctious and wriggly until he’s properly held down, he just completely stops moving when liam gets that grip on his wrist!!!!, and he’d be jumping and punching liam’s ribs and jabbing him and getting him in strangleholds, and of course liam plays along because he knows the more louis hurts you the more he loves you, but then when he’s just about had enough he can just grab louis in that way and louis is short of breath and helpless to him, and wants to be held down but doesn’t know how to ask for it so he just bothers liam until it happens (x)
My son has recently achieved huge success within the music industry, yet I try my best to ensure my children continue to remain humble and remember their early years of growing up in East Bowling. I brought up my family with very little money living in a rented property in East Bowling. I have been working at Lowerfields Primary School for the last three years as a Halal Chef and continue to do so, despite my son’s superstar success. I have always allowed my children the complete freedom to follow whatever they feel comfortable with, however I have also ensured that they have an understanding and knowledge of both mine and my husband’s cultures and religions. As well as supporting my son with his music I have also made sure and encouraged his education at mosque and school.
The above is a quote from this essay, written by Trisha Malik, Zayn’s mum. I just thought after seeing Zayn’s visit home in the BTS of the TIU DVD, it was especially poignant to read, because we get to glimpse evidence of the above. Trisha loves to cook, both “western” and “desi” food, and it’s obvious that her cooking is a source of important connection between her and her children, especially Zayn. And everything from the Islamic art on the wall to the biriyani/chutney and pasta salad hybrid menu show evidence of the work she’s put into making sure Zayn (and the rest of his family) have the best of both worlds.
I think scenes like that are doubly important because not only do they shed light on Zayn in a far more personal way than a fan interview or onstage performance, but it also could’ve resonated with many fans from households with dual cultural backgrounds/religions who saw a little bit of themselves on the big screen.