not in the set

anonymous asked:

I'm really upset about the interview. Louis sounds so sad and stressed out, and he's hurting himself with all that smoking 😕He's the one who always defended the band and now he's paying the consequences of angering people in the business while still not being recognized for his talents. It's just unfair, I hate it.

Hi, anon.

I’m not going to lie, I think it’s an upsetting interview, too.

How he was abused and mistreated since the XFactor and the effect that had on his self-esteem and his confidence is something that he’s mentioned before, and which one could imagine.

And it was obvious how difficult losing his mum, who was also his number one fan and best friend, must have been for him, given their close bond. As well as the fact that him standing up for the band and for all of them has carried such a high price for him.

But there’s knowing and knowing, and having him address it like this is very painful. (The Jay bits in particular are heartbreaking.) And I agree it’s dreadfully unfair.

However, I will say that Louis still has many people who love him and support him, including his devoted fanbase. And he’s incredibly brave and, I believe, the type of person to find joy even in the worst of situations.

And that’s missing in the article. Because, remember, this is an interview with an angle. And though I feel like it’s true, and reveals a very vulnerable part of him that he hasn’t expressed that often, there’s also happiness and love in his life, and accomplishments that I am sure he is proud of, like his songwriting credits, for instance.

I’m not one of those bloggers who will tell you to chill out and that everything is fine, because I don’t believe everything is fine.

This is the starting point, now we see where we go from here. What kind of promo. What happens to his stunts.

And we continue to support him as we can; probably raging and weeping and rejoicing by turns. And we continue to hope that the universe will be kinder to him and that, even in hardship, Louis remains loved and able to find joy in his life.

Michelle Gomez is soooo lovely, like I was on props work experience at the time just kind of being quite quiet in the background but the boys put me in charge of the screwdrivers and her umbrella. She came up to me and was like ‘you’re new, I’m Michelle thanks for looking after this stupid thing’ and then shook my hand.

Matt Lucas was the exact same, introduced himself to me and asked if the others (Peter, Michelle and John) had done the same.

Be More Chill TimeLoop AU: Things That Happened We Didn't See

@shima-draws

-Jeremy had seen a lot, approximately a century of the same night over and over again
-he stopped caring for a while and became pretty apathetic for a while
-he spent at least ten years of his time getting drunk and passing out until the fire killed him
-he’s had sex with Michael in the bathtub
-he’s had sex with almost everyone that went to the party
-oddly enough not Christine, one night he asked her why and she revealed she was asexual
-the funniest night he can remember is the night he and Michael stole an ice cream truck and crashed it into a 7/11
-the timeline started over again before they could get arrested
-he’s accidentally killed people, a lot. Usually Rich
-Jeremy had no idea why, it just happens
-sometimes he just walks home and falls asleep in his bed only to wake up at the party again
-an ambulance crashes into the house once, killing two people and starting the fire
-there was a night he duct taped everyone to a tree outside but a fire still started and he has no idea how
-he has tried every way in the world to kill himself and after the final timeline he’s sure he’ll never try again
-one of the good things that came out of this timeloop was him learning how to play the guitar
-he’s pretty good at it now and Michael loves it

10

The Peak Of Orientalia- JOSEP TAPIRO y BARO

Wikipedia:

Josep Tapiró i Baró (17 February 1836, Reus - 4 October 1913, Tangier) was a Catalan painter; best known for his watercolor portraits from Morocco

is parents owned a hardware store. As with many future artists, he displayed an early affinity for drawing. His first formal studies were in 1849 with Domènec Soberano, a local wine merchant and amateur painter.[1] In 1853, he and his fellow student, Marià Fortuny, were given the opportunity to exhibit at a showing held by the Casino de Reus.

Later that year, he and Fortuny enrolled at the Escola de la Llotja, where he studied with Claudi Lorenzale, a painter associated with the German Nazarene movement, among others.[1] At this time, he produced mostly historical and religious scenes. In 1857 he, Fortuny and two others were given the opportunity to compete for a grant to study in Rome. Fortuny was chosen and Tapiró moved to Madrid, where he enrolled at the “Escuela Superior de Pintura y Grabado”, a branch of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. His instructor there was Federico de Madrazo.[2] He returned to Barcelona in 1860 and assisted with decorating the façade at the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya

n 1862, he joined his friend, Fortuny, in Rome and was introduced to his circle of artistic acquaintances who met at the Antico Caffè Greco. They also visited Naples and Florence together. While there, he took evening classes to learn how to paint watercolors and his works began to focus more on genre themes. These works became very popular and established his reputation.

In 1871 he, Fortuny and Bernardo Ferrándiz took a trip to Tangier.[1] This would prove decisive for his career. In 1873, he held his first showing of Orientalist paintings at the “International Art Circle of Rome”.

Fortuny’s sudden death in 1874 affected Tapiró deeply, and prompted his decision to leave Rome. Rather than remain in Spain, his memories of Tangier led him to join a diplomatic mission on its way to meet with Sultan Hassan I in 1876. Once there, he moved into a newly-built home near the medina quarter and later acquired an old theater to serve as his studio.[1] Although he frequently travelled to exhibitions (as far afield as Saint Petersburg and New York) and spent the summers with his family in Reus, he would live in Tangier for the rest of his life.

Sample Works:

1. “Santon" 

2 "Bellesa tangerina”

3. Berber Bride

4. Profile of Moroccan Man

5. The Sharif of Ouazzane

6. A Faqih of the Darqawa sect

7. Man Wearing a Burnous 

8. Moorish Man

9. Bust of Arab Man