Michelle Gruppetta is a 21 year old illustrator who is currently studying for a BA in Game Art and Visual Design. When she’s not hunched over drawing you can often find her playing DnD with her friends or sleepily cuddling her cats.
Michelle is a newcoming illustrator for Dates 2! Her fluid linework and enchanting colors make her illustrations a joy to look at, and her sense of caricature is extremely on point. You can find more of her work at @drawing-is-hard, or at her instagram!
Michelle did two illustrations for Dates 2! One (above) features Ruth Ellis, while the other shines a spotlight on everyone’s favorite queer monarch, Christina of Sweden. You can get Michelle’s illustrations–or a sweet commission–by backing the Dates 2 Kickstarter!
We here at Tuneage haven’t forgotten our heartbroken listeners. For those who might hate Valentine’s Day because of some jerk, we’ve compiled a playlist. This soundtrack runs the gamut from sorrow and longing to revenge and rage, covering all the stages of heartbreak and resentment. Just open a bottle of wine, hit play, and “let that motherfucker burn.”
Plot: 16-year-old Jesse (Ellie Fanning) moves to LA in a bid to make it in the modelling industry. But everybody has their own agenda, and her youth and beauty may not save her from their machinations.
Review: From the director of Drive, there is one thing you can say about Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon - it’s weird as hell.
In parts it is reminiscent of Under The Skin, the Scarlett Johnasson starring film which resembled an art school project. Neon Demon swaps the ruggedness of Scotland for the polished image of Los Angeles, but the tone and vibe of the films is similar. There are also moments where Refn dwells on shots or focuses artistically on certain details, but the other-worldly nature makes an everyday place take on a very different nature.The cinematography is beautiful to see at times, but it only masks a picture where style is having its way with substance.
The story itself isn’t so bad, with Jesse moving to LA, getting snatched up by a scout (Christina Hendricks in a cameo, but which should have been a bigger part), and eventually falling in with a dodgy crowd in the forms of Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, and Abbey Lee. The story manages to be unsettling at times, and downright weird at others, before eventually crossing a point of no return into batshit crazy. It lacks the taut suspense of Drive, or that films focus; going at least twenty minutes longer than it should have, it feels like the plot has been allowed to meander around after it has served its purpose.
It’s too beautifully shot to be a bad film, and in that respect it truly mirrors the modelling where looks are everything. But it lacks the elements which have made Refn so good in the past, and he needs to reign in his free spirit slightly to get back on track.
Meredith did it.
She admitted that she must move on.
She understood that the show must go on.
She has three beautiful children. Zola, Bailey, Ellis.
She has a job which she likes.
She has friends who can help her anyway.
She has Alex, her last ‘MAGIC’ friend.
She will be fine 'cause she can. She is strong and brave.
She can do it.