Frustrating projectmates, but cool project

First time doing a project with ST! I don’t really remember if we did any groupwork together back at NJ. Probably not eh. Since we only had project work hahaha and we weren’t even in the same group. Anyway we’re doing a project together for the Singapore Studies module that we’re taking. We chose to do the project on Emily of Emerald Hill, written by Singaporean playwright, Stella Kon. I really like the play. It’s a monodrama (aka performed by one actor, a monologue I guess) and I love how we are slowly being made privy to the details of her life and character through her conversations with the (invisible) characters she encounters and through the moments when she speaks directly to the audience.

Unfortunately my project groupmates, other than ST are proving quite frustrating. Sorry ST I know they’re your friends but really… they’re not responsive on WhatsApp at all. And I’m not even sure what the other girl is doing. It feels like ST and I are doing most of the work which is damn unfair because both of us laid much of the groundwork. Like I came up with the idea, he put up all the basic background info for us to work with, we split up the work, I set up the blog, did the theme… and all they have to do is their section eh. But they’re not even doing that.

This is the first time I’m encountering something like this really. Is it because they’re year 1s and can S/U the module? Or they just cannot be bothered with the project because it seems like ST and I are just completely controlling it? But we’re only doing that because they don’t seem to be doing anything!! And I really want an A for this module. I’m just really annoyed and unimpressed by their attitude. I don’t remember being like that when I was a year 1. I hate that I’m being so calculating like that, but really, they’re not pulling their weight in the project AT ALL. Urgh.

But that aside, I’m pretty pleased with what ST and I have done! Basically we’re managing a WordPress and we’re writing from the POV of the characters from the play. To give them a voice and to see from their perspectives because all we get in the play is the narrator’s perspective. So far it’s been quite fun doing the posts from the different personas. Now if only the other two group members participate in the project. Omg I wouldn’t be so pissed off if they at least RESPONDED on WhatsApp or said that they’re busy with something. But no, they’re just MIA. AWOL. Sickening.

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Frustrating projectmates, but cool project

It was the most tiring week

[UPDATED!]

HELLO MY BO KE I AM FINALLY HERE TO BLOG ABOUT MY DAY!!!! Or week in this case. It has truly been one of the most tiring weeks in my entire university life. Here’s what happened during the week, with a title for each day for you to get a summary of what was up.

Monday: ESSAY DEADLINE
Okay this one was completely my fault la. I couldn’t decide on a topic for the longest time. And it’s not like the assignment was given to us late or anything. It was because I was a lazy bum and started late. I ADMIT IT. The thing is, because it’s like free-for-all, you can choose practically ANY topic you wanted. And you had to do your own research on the topic and write a paper incorporating the themes and trends we learnt in the module. TALK ABOUT FREEDOM. Too much freedom is a bad thing. I spent so long thinking about what I wanted to do. Then I spent SO MUCH TIME trying to find relevant literature and just immersing myself in the whole thing because really, the papers were SO INTERESTING.

Oh yes in case any of you were interested, I chose Running Man as my topic.

But I had a lot of trouble finding journal articles related to Korean variety shows. Most were referring the Hallyu Wave in general, or K-pop as in the music, or K-dramas. Actually I think I couldn’t find any article that was specifically talking about variety shows T.T I mostly found blogposts from RM fans hahaha. I had like more than 10 tabs open (ok I know this isn’t thaaat many but still) that I didn’t dare to close because like I never knew when I’d want to refer to them. Because I researched via topics and as and when the thoughts came to me, I didn’t dare to close any tabs in case I needed to refer to them when I finally reached that point in the essay. So it got kinda annoying.

Anyway I only got to the writing on Sunday. Okay I just checked the document, I started on Sunday, 11.45am. Omg I just keep cutting it closer and closer to deadlines this semester really. I think because I was writing a topic that’s close to ST and I, it was easy to ask him to help me look through. And with the amazing innovation of Dropbox, I could periodically update the document in the Dropbox and he could comment as I went along – which really proved to be a lifesaver.

When Monday rolled around, I was about 700-900 words into the essay which was supposed to be 2000 words long. Which sounds kinda okay but the problem was that those 700-900 words weren’t even covering the themes that I wanted to. SO THAT WAS BAD. Plus, I had school on Monday. And ballet which left me really little time to write. To add to that, I also lead a tutorial discussion the next morning = essay + prepare for discussion in between school and ballet.

So I skipped ballet. Sigh felt quite guilty. Okay no not really. I didn’t even have the time to feel guilty.

But yeah somehow my group managed to complete our tutorial discussion rather efficiently and quickly yay! So after the short interlude, I was BACK TO CHIONGING MY ESSAY. It is TERRIBLE EVERYONE. DON’T DO THIS TO YOURSELF.

I got more and more panicked as the countdown turned from hours to minutes. I sorta finished at about 11.40. Then ST was helping me edit and read through AND IT WAS 11.45PM OMG FULL BLOWN SCARED. I could really feel my head getting lighter from the panic and fear that I’d be submitting late and I barely had the time to check through. In fact, I don’t think I really read through it thoroughly. I kinda just trusted ST hahaha. Plus he helped me a lot with one of the points omg TQ SO MUCH ST YOU DESERVE HALF THE GRADE ALSO.

I finally submitted with a mere 5 minutes to spare. I think a few hairs turned white from all that stress. So I treated myself to a facial mask and slept at 1.30 or so. Probably shouldn’t have done the facial mask.

Tuesday: THE REVELATION
That one of my projects was going in the wrong track. THANKS TO THE LECTURER WHO GAVE US THE PROJECT GUIDELINES 5 WEEKS BEFORE THE SUBMISSION OF THE FINAL REPORT, ONE MONTH AFTER WE STARTED WORK ON THE PROJECT. THANKS. REALLY. SO MUCH LOVE FOR HIM AND HIS COMPLETE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING FOR STUDENTS.

Okay in the first place his instructions were not clear. But we lived with it, clarified some doubts with our tutor and tried to carry on w life. But then. TWO DAYS before my group was due to present our initial outline of our project in class to obtain feedback about the project from our class so that we can improve on it.

Immediately after the lecture my groupmate, Joleen (NEW FRIEND THAT I MADE THIS SEM V HAPPY W NEW FRIEND HOPE WE STAY FRIENDS FOR LONG TIME) and asked our tutor and the lecturer – SO HOW. WHAT NOW. Okay not like that but you kinda get the idea. They basically told us you have to redo. But our lecturer SO KINDLY SAID we could present whatever we had currently and change it after the presentation. WTH RIGHT. If we’re doing that, then what’s the point of presenting?!! Any feedback we obtained would be effectively useless since we’d be changing the study anyway. One of the most stupidest suggestions I’ve ever heard omg. THANKS BUT NO THANKS.

But then we didn’t really realise the gravity of the situation because our tutor said they’d post an IVLE announcement to clarify everything. So we waited for that. And because I was so happy that I submitted my assignment on time, I decided to bake.

And ended up sleeping past 3am because Joleen and I were up trying to find another study to replicate that fit all the lecturer’s ridiculous criteria. And yknw what, we didn’t manage to find any. IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING.

Wednesday: A LATE NIGHT
This was one of the most amazing days of my life hahaha. Went to school and attended my happy lecture of the week AKA Culture Industries. Really love the lecture becos the lecturer is cool and funny and the module is interesting so I love it. ^^ Then had lunch w the usual Wednesday lunch buddies. Wednesday lunches are also kinda fun becos the two new people who joined us (Amanda’s friends) are rather amusing and so conversations flow really easily – happy day!

OH BUT THEN. This Wednesday was special. My phone had an update scheduled so I decided to update it during the lecture because I don’t usually use my phone during the lecture. So I left it there updating.

And updating

And updating…

It was at the glowing Samsung screen for the LONGEST time – from about 10am till like almost 2pm after lunch. Which effectively meant that my phone was not in use for the entire time. Thankfully I had Saffy and Saffy has LINE and Joleen has LINE as well. So it wasn’t like I was completely uncontactable. I just had to carry Saffy around open so that I’d be able to check LINE.

Met Joleen sometime after 1pm and off we went to Starbucks to start our project discussion. Which ended up being more of a searching for papers kinda thing because we still had not found a paper to replicate!! Umi and Alvin joined us also so at least it was more people trawling the same websites to find a single paper. SO TIRING REALLY.

At about 3.30pm Joleen left for another project meeting and it was down to Alvin and Umi and I. We finally FINALLY found a paper that seemed like it could be replicated so we were like HECK LAH JUST SETTLE ON THAT ONE WE DON’T HAVE TIME ALREADY. Then we decided to do the other work we had while we waited for Joleen. On hindsight, we probably should have started to discuss and work on the project. But for some reason, it felt weird doing it w/o Joleen – probably because of how we suffered together and it didn’t really feel right doing it w/o her. Oh well.

Alvin and Umi left before Joleen came back so I was alone for a littleeee while and then she re-appeared yay! ^^ We had dinner together where I met Ben and I couldn’t stop myself from ranting about the lecturer to him because he’s currently also taking a module w that lecturer.

Then we went back to Starbucks and it was do-or-die. At first we were like okay we do until 9.30 then go home. BUT BY 930 we were still thinking of new variables to add – like we had none. ZILCH. NADA. So we continued. Then we were like maybe 10.30. BUT OBVIOUSLY not.

We ended up leaving school at about 11.30pm I think. Luckily we caught a cab because someone alighted at the Utown bus stop. So we ran for it. COULDN’T LET IT GO MAN. Oddly, it didn’t feel so late. I think when you’re rushing something, your concept of time really warps and changes dramatically. It’s quite strange don’t you think.

We shared the cab and so I got home at around midnight which was good. Did my Visual Design tutorial assignment then showered and met Joleen online again. Not quite sure where the rest of my group were / what they were doing but honestly I wasn’t bothered because at least I wasn’t doing it alone.

Considering that the tutorial was at 9am on Thursday – I had to wake up at 7.10AM latest to make sure I had enough time to get ready to school. And Thursdays are my longest days. BUT THOSE POINTS ARE UNIMPORTANT IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT we had to present to the class but we had nothing to present. So Joleen and I worked through the night and okay tbh I think she did way more than me. Plus I gave up earlier lol. I went to sleep at about 4.40am. Felt like a true university student.

Thursday: A LONG DAY 
Obviously I managed to wake up. I think responsibility does that to me. Sigh. Was a bit worried I’d oversleep but I guess that worry woke me up so it works like that too.

Went to school and omg I think I got to school earlier than ever. Even had the time to buy breakfast for Corrine. So odd. My group was the second to present and our tutor was really nice omg I love her and told everyone that we kinda rushed out everything so please be nice and give us more constructive feedback. SO KIND REALLY.

After tutorial I was feeling oddly not tired and skipped around and waited for Visual Design lecture.

Went about school as per normal. My last class of the day even ended 1.5h early!! How lucky right omg. Unfortunately I had a project meeting after class. By then I was quite useless already. I wasn’t exactly sleepy, but mentally I was not really present for the meeting. Felt quite apologetic about but all I wanted to do was surf websites mindlessly. Just took down what I had to do and hopefully I didn’t misinterpret anything oops.

Finally after the meeting, one of my groupmates DROVE TO SCHOOL OMG SO FAB. So he gave some of us a lift to the MRT yay don’t need to wait for the shuttle bus.

Met my mum and bro at J8 and had a good dinner. Went home and KO-ed.

THEN FRIDAY WAS A CELEBRATION YAYYYYY.

It was the most tiring week

The fiasco that was K-Wave

I think I first heard about the concert during a UTU lecture I think. I was so mega excited because it was to feature so many K-pop idols that I knew and am quite interested in – BAP, EXO, SHINee, miss A, 2PM, 2AM, Sistar. All quite big names in the K-pop industry and I thought it was way suitable for me because I like so many groups and I’m less of an ardent fan of a single group. I really wanted to go but the ticket prices were INSANE. The cheapest ticket was going at $168, and I think it went all the way up till over $800? An important fact to note was that the concert was to be held at Gardens By The Bay. Having been there only about three times, I’m in no position to say whether or not it’s a suitable place for a concert. After all, they do hold many successful concerts at Fort Canning Green. However, it wasn’t very reassuring when the prices of the tickets were so high but your location is… Hill 1, Hill 2A… etc.

I was not very impressed. Nonetheless, it was touted as the largest K-pop concert held in Singapore ever, quite exciting news! So when Ruoxin gave me the link to sign up as a volunteer, I checked my schedule and OKAY LET’S SIGN UP NOW. I didn’t have much hope for it though because I thought they’d have wanted someone with the ability to speak Korean.

And as it turned out, I wasn’t selected! I wasn’t super disappointed though, just got on with life. After all, it’s not like I’m always going to concerts. It’s just yet another missed concert for me LOL.

BUT THEN ONE FINE DAY I received an email from Fat Fish Ent, the company organising the concert. Turns out they shortlisted me! Must have been a round 2 kinda thing. Obviously I was mega excited and like OKAY IM GNA DO THIS COME HELL OR HIGH WATER. (omgisaidabadword)

The interview was scheduled at 3pm on a Monday. But I’ve a tutorial at 3pm! :O Like I said though, I was determined to go for it. So I arranged to attend another tutorial because that volunteering gig was so important to me. Priorities sometimes… I question myself too.

I was super glad when i realised that Choonz got selected as well! Yay Kpop Fanily represent 😀 Quite disappointed that ST didn’t get shortlisted though. But he so kindly volunteered to accompany me for the interview.

7 October 2013 

I headed to one-north immediately after my morning lecture because I didn’t wna be late. Grabbed a quick meal at Subway while waiting for ST to arrive. Surprisingly though, I wasn’t nervous AT ALL. idk why but I envisioned it to be quite casual and friendly – so nope, not nervous.

We walked to a building with lots of offices but it wasn’t those fancy shiny new buildings we see in Raffles Place. The Fat Fish Ent company was located in a rather drab, small and not that impressive little office. So I thought oh gosh they’re quite amazing given that it seems like they’ve quite little manpower but they’re organising such a big concert.

Oh yes, I didn’t go there ill-prepared! I checked out the company with the ever-helpful Google and realised that they were a relatively new company. Okay not a company exactly. They were like a subsidiary of a larger company.  So yep, it was probably their first time organising something so large scale, in fact, probably their first time organising ANYTHING. *ding ding ding warning bells*

The interview wasn’t much of an interview. At the end of it I was quite unimpressed and decided that I’m not going to take up the job even if they offered it to me because:

  1. For the group chit-chat session (because really, that’s all it was), they asked for our name, what we were doing now (as in like our stage of life?) and our favourite K-pop group. Our favourite K-pop group. R U SRS. What a lame question really.
  2. The benefits were terrible. Two tickets to a concert we cannot watch and meal vouchers. Um.. what benefits? OKAY I know it’s a volunteering thing, but obviously I’m not doing this out of the goodness of my heart right. I WANT TO SEE KPOP
  3. I was not as desperate as some of the people there. Watching them trying to hard-sell themselves even after they explained that we probably won’t see the artistes… I really felt pity for them. Haha I mean like, it’s just a volunteering thing, you’re not even gna be able your idols!! WHY ARE YOU TRYING SO HARD?!

So yup decided not to. After the chit-chat session, Choonz gave me and ST a lift back to NUS (omg friends who can drive are really the bestest ever) where we spent some time stalking people on FB. The things we do aiyo.

But that’s a story for another time. Back to this!

Then one day susu LINE-d me saying that there was a super offer on QOO10 – the tickets were selling at a super discounted rate!! OMG MUST BUY MUST BUY. It was like almost 50% off eh, when will there ever be such a good idea again?! Obviously it occurred to me that this and the fact that they were gna give volunteers a pair of free tickets meant that their sales must have been pretty bad. BUT I PUSHED ANY MISGIVINGS ASIDE AND BOUGHT THE TICKETS HOORAY.

Super excited about going for it but then it kinda got pushed to the back of my priorities because school was getting so busy.

Until 6 November, 10 days before the concert.

Before that there had been news reports about trouble in paradise. Fat Fish Ent was dissed for their request for fans to donate money to buy food and get transport for the idols. The fans were understandably confused and quite unhappy with the request I think. Because they felt that their donations should be voluntary, and not an obligation – the way Fat Fish made it seem like. So Fat Fish apologised and decided no donations AT ALL. Sigh way to swing to the other end. Again, people were not happy.

And on 6 November the fabulous announcement came. Guess what guys, the concert is cancelled!

My initial reaction was OMG WTH AGAIN?! I HAVE THE WORST LUCK. Then after that my main concern was whether or not I’d get my money back.

In that aspect, I think we were really lucky because I think the tickets stipulated that no refunds would be given. But that condition was probably did not take into account the idea of the entire concert being cancelled? There was a fury of comments from angry fans and overseas fans. “We bought air tickets and paid for accommodation – are you going to reimburse that?!!” “I’m so disappointed, what are you going to do now?” “How can you do this?!”

You get the idea. Angry, harsh words directed towards Fat Fish Ent. I actually felt kinda sorry for them. Mainly because I got the refund I think LOL.

But I thought they were really responsible in trying to refund everyone. A concert on that scale was probably way out of their league.

And Fat Fish Ent is now no more.

Thinking back, it all kinda feels like a really bad dream, probably more so for the company. Hell hath no fury like a fan disappointed.

The fiasco that was K-Wave

Daniel oh Daniel :(

Yesterday the terrible news that Daniel from DMTN’s involved in the sale of marijuana broke and I was q shocked. Firstly, I couldn’t reconcile the image of the cute maknae and MC involved in something like that. Secondly, I was like ‘O M G BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SHOWCASE’ It’s q a normal reaction right haha.

This morning I couldn’t get the scandal out of my head. Why would he do something like that? I’m sure he knew the repercussions of his actions. It’d not only impact him but DMTN and his company 😦 AND HIS FANS. To me, being the middleman of selling marijuana feels a lot more severe than consuming it. Mainly because of the ethical implications behind it I think. Consuming it yourself would perhaps only harm yourself (assuming you don’t get found out). But being involved in the sale is sorta like harming others isn’t it? Were times so bad for DMTN that he had to resort to that?

The question of whether the members knew about this.. extra circular activity also surfaces. If they knew, does it make them accomplices? If they didn’t, gosh can you imagine how betrayed they must be feeling? Safety Zone was q well received and they’d just moved on to a new company. Fresh start and all that but now… I wasn’t v happy about the entertainment company’s statement as well.

For an issue as serious as this, I think a better explanation should be given. Just saying that he regrets ‘acting rashly’ feels v weak to me. Acting rashly is dashing across the road when the light is red. Acting rashly is maybe buying something you cannot afford. Acting rashly is acting impulsively, without thinking through the consequences of your actions. It seems to me that it isn’t really possible to act rashly in deciding to act as a middleman in the distribution of marijuana. How possible is it? The statement also reads like he is regretting being found out rather than guilty of the actions themselves. Maybe it’s because of how impersonal it sounds but it doesn’t really sound that contrite to me.

Don’t get me wrong though, I still adore DMTN’s songs. Their songs have the ability to create feelings of cheerfulness in me. That’s why I’m so upset about this!! The DMTN tag will forever be tainted by this scandal. And people won’t remember Daniel for his voice or his talent anymore. They’re quite the underrated group. But maybe that’ll come as a boon to them in this time? Unlike GD’s experience which to me didn’t seem like that big a deal.

I really hope they are able to continue w their career. It’d be quite a waste to have all that effort gone down the drain. Plus inati is so old already (hahaha) it’d be q hard for him to get another job right. I also really hope Daniel comes away from this a lot wiser and will be able to continue in DMTN. I can’t imagine a DMTN without him 😦 On a final note, WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE SHOWCASE. I’m already guessing that Daniel won’t be present but I’m hoping against hope that he’ll appear.

Daniel oh Daniel :(

I HATE eating alone

I really really don’t like eating alone. If given a choice between eating alone (outside in a crowded place) and not eating… I’d probably grab a bun and walk around to eat. Hahaha betcha thought I’d say I won’t eat! Let’s now move on to the story of Pui San and Eating Alone. The two should not go together unless there’s a ‘is not’ between D:

Anyway, the first time I ate alone was this year (at the grand old age of 18!!). I think it was at Thomson Plaza’s food court before ballet. You can see how it’s such a momentous event for me hahaha I even remember the details. After that time I didn’t really have to eat alone because I usually had somebody with me. Then I started at my new job.

I really loved my job! I was working as a secretary and the things I had to do were interesting and refreshing and I felt like I learnt quite a bit. But the greatest downside was the fact that I was ALONE. I wasn’t bored here like I was at the previous job (but even then I had the lovely PJ to find whee!) but I was lonely sigh. I blogged about the lonely lunches before! So moving on.

After that quite terrible experience, I resolved to never ever eat alone unless I absolutely have to. WHICH I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN. More or less yay to me!

Then today it occurred to me that even though I don’t eat alone outside, I eat alone AT HOME. How sad is that. The story is that because I come home late sometimes (usually because of dance), the rest of my family would have eaten dinner before me. So I have to sit at the big dinner table meant for six people with the dishes of food and a bowl of rice in front of me… and five empty seats mocking me. So it’s a rather sad affair. Sometimes I don’t mind tho, because I have a book with me, or because I’m using my phone. But lately it occurs to me and it just feels quite.. pathetic. I cried during one such dinner but it was also because of external factors and that’s another story all together.

So yes that’s all I wanted to say. So if I ask you out for a lunch/dinner date please don’t reject me. D: MY FRAGILE HEART CANNOT TAKE IT.

I HATE eating alone

About the One Direction Fandom

I found this on tumblr and I was like wow. Almost everything resonates with me. I agree with almost every point.

THINGS I HATE ABOUT THE ONE DIRECTION FANDOM

just so you know, i’m not saying i hate the whole fandom, i love lots of people in it. there’s just a lot of things wrong. i promise i’m going to offend people with this. so yeah.

1. BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL:

  • SENDING THE BOYS/PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE TO THE BOYS FANFICTION ABOUT THEM. yes this actually happened. i swear i have never been so mad in my life. WHAT GOES ON IN YOUR HEAD IF YOU THINK THAT IS OKAY? 1. that is highly disrespectful to the author of the fic and 2. YOU DON’T SEND THE BOYS THAT. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S THE BOYS TOGETHER.
  • sending the boys/people who are close to the boys manips. such as when somebody sent danielle a manip of liam and demi. WHY WOULD YOU?
  • ASKING THE BOYS QUESTIONS SUCH AS “ARE YOU AND *OTHER BAND MEMBER* DATING?” saying stuff like that is just going to make them more distant with each other. because if they WERE, they clearly don’t want people knowing and if they weren’t, it’s awkward. ACTUALLY, EITHER WAY IT’S AWKWARD. JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE.
  • JUST WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU SEND THEM OR THEIR GIRLFRIENDS OR THEIR MOMS OR THEIR FRIENDS /ANYTHING/ THAT THEY AREN’T MEANT TO SEE?  IT’S JUST RIDICULOUS THAT SOME OF THIS SHIT ACTUALLY HAPPENS.

2. TWITTER TRENDING TOPICS:

  • tbh, so many things wrong with all of them.
  • “POOR HARRY!:(” WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU TREND THAT? IF HE THINKS HE DID BAD IN A PERFORMANCE, THAT’S JUST GOING TO MAKE HIM THINK IT EVEN MORE.
  • “harry or eleanor?” STOP.
  • “replace 1d songs with turtles.” I CAN’T.
  • “niall doesn’t know he’s beautiful.” NIALL IS NOT INSECURE. DON’T TREND STUPID SHIT. TBH IF THEY SEE THAT SHIT, THEY’RE PROBABLY LAUGHING AT YOU.

3. DIRECTIONERS AND DIRECTIONATORS:

  • WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?
  • okay i get that every fandom has those stupid fan names, so if you want to call yourself a directioner, go for it. for me it’s an irritating term, but whatever.
  • BUT WHAT EVEN IS A DIRECTIONATOR? I CAN’T BELIEVE THERE IS A NAME FOR “FAKE FANS”. seriously if you call someone a directionator, you need to rethink your life.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO
4. THINKING YOU’RE BETTER THAN OTHER FANS:
  • JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE THERE BEFORE WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
  • JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY IS IN OTHER FANDOMS AND LIKES OTHER THINGS
  • JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY JUST JOINED THE FANDOM YESTERDAY
  • JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOESN’T KNOW THE “CARROTS”  JOKE OR SIMPLY DOESN’T FIND IT FUNNY
  • YOU ARE STILL NO BETTER THAN THEY ARE.
  • FANS ARE FANS.

5. THE JOKES:

  • CARROTS
  • PUSSY
  • NANDOS
  • SPOONS
  • TURTLES
  • NO JIMMY PROTESTED
  • ALL THAT OTHER SHIT
  • IT’S NOT FUNNY. THE BOYS ARE CLEARLY ANNOYED BY THE FACT THAT YOU NEVER SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT. ALSO, THE WORD “CARROTS” IN CASUAL CONVERSATION SERIOUSLY MAKES ME CRINGE NOW, SO THANKS FOR THAT.

6. TRYING TO MAKE EVERYTHING GAY:

  • if the boys are standing beside each other doing NOTHING, and you start going on about how gay it is. THAT’S ANNOYING.

7. BELIEVING EVERYTHING:

  • if one person says something, or tweets something, the majority of the fandom believes it. and most of the time, it’s bullshit.
8. BEING OBSESSED WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE CLOSE TO THEM.
  • if you are obsessed with paul, lux, their girlfriends or family members, i am judging you.
  • they aren’t in one direction.
  • they are IRRELEVANT.
9. THINKING THE BOYS HAVE TO BE PERFECT:
  • if the boys step out of line once, most people think the world is ending.
  • they’re teenage boys.
  • they drink, they date, THEY HAVE SEX. DEAL WITH IT.
  • i actually saw somebody call harry a bad influence once, for getting drunk.
  • WHAT?
  • ALSO, people thinking louis is an asshole because sometimes he gets annoyed or is TIRED. NO. you would get irritated too.

10. FAVOURITES:

  • if you say it’s rude or awful to have a favourite, that makes you stupid.
  • if you hate harry or harry stans because harry is the fan favourite, that makes you stupid stupid.

Source

It’s so true. Some of the fans are immature and plain mean. Insulting other fans, doing strange things to get noticed, have wildly unrealistic expectations, have really strange and disgusting and perverted thoughts about the boys and shit like that.

And I do find the word ‘Directioner’ quite cringe worthy. I use it though, because it’s so common and I guess.. I just submitted to peer pressure.

Looks like there are some intelligent 1D fans out there.

Oh yes but I noticed that the post garnered 4,000 over notes. DOES IT MEAN THAT THERE ARE 4,000 OVER PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE THAT. IF SO WHERE ARE THEY HIDING. But TBH I think some of the girls reblogged/liked it thinking it’s cool to be different, it’s cool to have another opinion and in that little way, think that they’re better than the other fans. But if they’re being honest with themselves, they probably fulfill most, if not all of the characteristics mentioned.

About the One Direction Fandom

On 1D Fans

Here are some things about One Direction fans that I don’t understand.

[Warning: this post may be interpreted as quite hypocritical and I probably fall into the categories once in awhile. Hence everything said here should be taken with a pinch of salt]

There are fans and then there are Fans. Similarly, there are Directioners and Directionaters.

1.

On tumblr I see how some fans are like ‘You don’t know Louis’ sisters’ names? SHAME ON YOU.’ or ‘Omg I love Ben Devine. You don’t know who he is? SHAME ON YOU.’ (FYI Ben Devine is Josh Devine’s brother. And Josh Devine is the drummer of the band that plays for One Direction. Scary much.)

I mean like, SERIOUSLY?! Do you have to know every single thing about the boys (even the name of their hairstylist’s baby daughter) to be considered a real fan? To me, that’s just plain creepy. I know I’m being hypocritical since I happen to know all that but then again, I’m not the one who goes out of her way to find out all these rather personal information about the boys (and the people who surround them).

How some fans are mocked just because they don’t know enough (i.e. everything) about the boys makes me feel quite sad. To me, as long as you enjoy the music and like the boys, you’re considered a fan. There’s really no need to know the smallest details about them because that’s basically stalking.

I think that knowing their schedule is fine. Knowing which country they’re in is okay. After all, it’s information that can be easily obtained if you check their concert schedule. But a line still has to be drawn somewhere. I mean like, we should at least give them some privacy.

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And then there are the fans who are so proud of being in a fandom who knows goes out of their way to stalk the boys. Um I’m just wondering if these people have a life outside of One Direction? I get that a lot of them practically eat sleep breathe 1D but that is NOT HEALTHY. (Again, I speak for myself.)

Can’t they understand that it’s just plain weird and creepy and stalkerish and perhaps the boys may not like having everything about them splashed all over the cyber world?

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Some of the fans are really protective over the boys.

Big Bang won the ‘Best Fan’ category for MTV Italy TRL Awards 2012. Anddddd 1D was also nominated for the same award. And some of the Directioners apparently went on some Big Bang bashing spree after the announcement of the winners. I DON’T GET THIS. Can’t they be gracious fans and accept that 1D cannot win all the awards in the world?! It’s so immature of them. You win some, you lose some.

I get that One Direction probably has one of the biggest and most dedicated fandoms at the moment and that almost everybody has heard of them but perhaps it’s time for some of the fans to come down from their pedestal and realise that there are in fact other fandoms in the world who have just as much love for their idols as the Directioners.

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And this is why sometimes I feel quite.. ashamed to say that I’m a Directioner thanks to those who give the rest of the (relatively) sane Directioners a bad name.

That’s all I can think of now. Toodles pip off to tumblr and reblog One Direction pictues.

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