Just what goes on inside a Directioner\'s brain? We factcheck the fan-fiction
There\'s no denying that One Direction fans are exceptionally devoted to their fandom. We love them, we really do, especially when they let their imaginations run wild.
You can find many fantasies and fan stories about One Direction on the #imagine tag on Twitter and Tumblr - used by Directioners, Beliebers and other devoted teen fandoms to share their fantasies.
Some of the fantasies are what you\'d expect. Some of them are so statistically unlikely we decided to run a quick factcheck on them. Here are six popular but statistically-unlikely One Direction fantasies.
We\'re not sure why 1D fans keep bringing up surgery a lot - maybe they\'re all keen medical students. But if they are, they have a lot to learn.
For a start, that is not how heart transplants work. Kidneys are the only organ where around half of donors are alive, while liver, lung tissue and small sections of bowel are occasionally donated by living (and *surviving*) donors. Hearts? NO.
Even in the dystopian world where that might be done, the chances that \'you\' would be able to "run" after heart transplant surgery? Pretty much nil.
And the chances of two unrelated people matching perfectly is slim - estimated at 1 in 100,000. However, thanks to the growing number of people registering for donation, finding tissue matches is becoming more likely.
Don\'t worry, though. This is a fandom that knows how to laugh at itself.
2. Is your face really "brighter than the sun"?
The Sun is the brightest object in the sky from our perspective - the next brightest star, Sirius, would be much brighter if it was as close as the Sun. Of course, that would also lead to horrible death.
If your face was brighter than the Sun, that would suggest you were a either a larger star, or a hotter star, like a blue star - or both. Again, horrible, fiery death - not just for Harry, but for the entire planet.
3. They want to be noticed by band members at concerts
This one may not surprise you so much, but it is still pretty unlikely. The more realistic posts seem to strike at the heart of what Directioners really want - and what the outlandish ones are trying to achieve: they want the band to notice them.
One Direction\'s last tour sold 824,843 tickets. Presumably you\'d need to nab one of the 500 or so places closest to the stage, but that done, it\'s practically in the bag. Compared to some of the other fantasies, this one\'s fairly probable.
According to fellow members of the ampp3d team, forgetting your shirt is eminently possible. But 21 year old Zayn Malik dating a school girl? We\'re going to say that\'s very, very unlikely, particularly since he\'s engaged to Perrie Edwards, who is an adult.
Even if he wasn\'t dead, it would be unlikely that he would make Harry Styles pregnant.
Yep, this fandom has a (weird) sense of humour. But the chances of someone missing the joke? About 1 in 4 going by the responses.
Male pregnancy turns up quite a lot. There are 690 publicly available* fanfics on forum Archive of Our Own that contain "mpreg" - yep, male pregnancy. Until medical science develops - and we hope it does - that\'s pretty much impossible. (Obviously, some transmen can be pregnant, but none of the members of One Direction can.)
Of course, improbable events are part and parcel of fanfiction, which takes \'what if\' and runs with it. So there are 110 fanfics involving werewolves, while 81 contain ghosts. (Then again 39% of you lot thought you\'d seen a ghost, so we might have to reevaluate the statistical likelihood of that).
*There may be many more locked away from non-users - we didn\'t want to pry.
But they know it. Give the fandom more credit - they know when they\'re being ridiculous, and maybe they\'re laughing at you as well as themselves.
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