So this is the guy who apparently met Louis today with his son at Barnes and Noble in LA. These comments just struck me as odd - first of all, the phrasing of “his infant son Freddie” is just strange; we all know he has a baby, thanks, and did the guy know the name of the baby before they met, or (?) Just seems weird.
Also am I really supposed to believe that Louis Tomlinson from One Direction is taking his newborn baby on impromptu trips to Barnes and Noble? Like…okay. Because everyone knows the best place for a newborn baby is a shopping mall.
Also, presumably the “guy friend” was Oli, but I have a hard time believing that Louis, his newborn son, and his PA were aimlessly wandering around a very public store in LA and were only seen by one fan, and not photographed by anyone else. I didn’t find this odd when I first saw the photo, since Louis is fairly dressed down. If he was by himself then he could have easily gone unnoticed, and just met this one fan. But surely if he was with a baby stroller, etc. then someone else would have seen and taken a photo ..?
This guy doesn’t seem particularly famous or to be a troll (he actually tagged the wrong Louis Tomlinson in the picture) but he did also make sure to tag the 1D account and hashtag “onedirection” so maybe he’s just looking for attention.
The amount of detail in the comments just struck me as kind of hilarious and I figured it was worth pointing out. Also the “dad vibe” thing is priceless; is he going to start talking about the “baby bubble” next? 😂
Thanks to the recent revival of Eight Times the Fun on my twitter feed, I doodled some stuff from this universe. It’s a lot of Eren being fascinated by human things. This octo!eren/superhero!levi AU is actually a lot of fun.
I’m really fucking tired of people assessing a show’s value based on how long it runs. The Scottsboro Boys had a beautiful production with a stellar cast in a Broadway theater, and some people loved it and some people didn’t. Same as Wicked, same as The Pirate Queen. I don’t know why every musical should have to compete with Hairspray or The Producers. Some shows are designed to do nothing more than entertain and amuse, and some shows challenge the audience in very different ways. The incredible and unexpected success of Next To Normal might well encourage musical theater writers to explore much more difficult and emotionally challenging subjects, but it does not augur an era where those shows will be financially successful. A show like Next To Normal, or The Scottsboro Boys or Parade, is always going to be a tough sell in a commercial environment, just like Schindler’s List is harder to sell than Pirates of the Caribbean. If you loved The Scottsboro Boys, then celebrate it, revel in it, and share your love for it, but most of all, be grateful for it. I hate this insane nonsense where people who say they love theater salivate over the grosses in Variety or debate the precise number of a show’s weekly nut – all that shit seems to trivialize the theater and turn it into one more stupid commodity. I got into it because theater moves me and inspires me in ways that no other art form can. Having now written several shows that were total flops in New York, I think that whether a show runs for a long time or makes any money seems like a ridiculous way to judge its success.
Jason Robert Brown, December 22, 2010 (via jen tepper’s facebook)