It was social media success that brought them all to move into this six bedroom gated mansion that had already been affectionately dubbed The Traphouse with a pool and enough space for all the antics they were sure to get up to.
Being a Viner himself, Harry had known all the guys for a long time. There were a lot of million plus follower creators that Harry had come to know during the app’s peak. Vine for reVine had initially started their relationships and running in the same circles had them bumping into each other at events and even meeting up for a collab or two here and there. Harry deciding to move to LA had been perfect timing for him to be roped into this project that was only just beginning.
They’d come together and they were all on the same page. They would treat the house as a set, all of them filming their videos both together and on their own. It was a social experiment that was already proving successful. With only tweets and Instagram posts about the house and roommates, Harry’s following had already started to grow. It was an exciting time for all of them and Harry was lucky enough to be right in the middle of it.
One house, five YouTubers, and the unexpected results.
Week One - Struggle
Week Two - Reduce
Week Three - Divide
Week Four - Rise
Week Five - Sketch
Now complete as of August 21!
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Dating hasn’t really been very easy for Harry lately, not ever since he moved to London earlier in the year for his job. He’s had terrible luck with online dating and is too dedicated to his current projects at work to make time to go out to the bars and try to socialize more than once every few weeks.
aka, Harry ends up at speed-dating to get his friend off his back. He has a better night than expected.
Written for Week 1 of @wordplayfics! The prompt word for this week was “struggle”. (Something I definitely did when trying to decide what to write!)
Etymology is such a useful and lifesaving class; you know all sorts of loopholes when you understand the history of words. After all, "The pen is mightier than the sword." Or I guess in this case the word is mightier than that guy.
I love the “high-ranking military title plus oddly specific crime” villain naming format. Stuff like “General Manslaughter” – like, what is the implicit hierarchy here? Is there also a Captain Aggravated Assault? A Second Lieutenant Reckless Endangerment? A Private Civil Liability?
I don’t know if this was obvious to everyone else, but the title Thai Feud is likely meant to be a pun on Thai Food, as it’s apparently set up to be another episode about Anne cooking Thai cuisine, this time with her parents and their food truck involved!
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a failed popstar turned songwriter in possession of a decent career, must be in want of a big hit.”
Louis' career ended when he was outed in The Sun. His new songwriting career is doing well, but it could do so much better if he wrote a hit with Harry Styles. What he hadn't figured into it was how much of a struggle it would be to figure out exactly who Harry Styles actually was.
This is part of a Wordplay @wordplayfics prompt challenge for the prompt "struggle". To read the amazing fics that were written by the others on this prompt, click here, and to see all fics written as part of the challenge (including years 1-4), click here. You can also find the masterpost for this year’s challenge here.