Good! A little bit. A tiny bit. Très bien et toi ?(very good and you?)
Very good, thank you. We start our interviews with “can you give us your five favourites words in English or French. Or a French sentence”. Someone told me you knew a French sentence.
Comment vous faites un café si délicieux? (How do you make such a delicious coffee?)
OK, that’s good.
That’s all I have.
Do you say it very often?
What does France mean to you? Is it something, someone etc...?
Best people I’ve known... I think her, *shows a fan* I guess. Fabien Barthez.
Yes, Fabien Barthez. Harry, you’re 23 years old and you’re one of the best known pop-star in the world. Everybody has expectations with your new album and single Sign Of The Times. Why did you choose that song? This is not what people were expecting.
I think I wanted to.. I've always liked music that made me feel something. You know I think writing it I could feet something I wanted to bring it out. I think it's a good indicator for me of what the album is to me. That's why I wanted to go with that first.
Billboard wrote that the single was "one of the more ambitious opening statements in pop this decade". Not bad, isn't it?
Do you have friends working at Billboard?
I don't know anyone at Billboard.
When we listen to the song we think of David Bowie, Queen, who else did you think of?
I mean, I think everyone, anything, any song you've ever listened to growing up or throughout your life or you've enjoyed, inspired you. There are a lot of different things. I wanted to just write and see what came out. I didn't know what I sounded like to make an album. So this process was as interesting for me as I think it will be for people listening to the album for the first time.
Do you know French singers other than Serge Gainsbourg? That's a tricky question.
I know Woodkid. He directed my music video.
I think his videos are amazing, he's a really talented guy and I love French people so I worked with him.
When you're in Spain, do you say that you love Spanish people?
It seems like everything has been easy...
You think so? It's French.
It's not a Spanish tie, isn't it?
Can I see your loafer? Oh yes! What is the brand? That's not French, isn't it? It's Italian.
That's from the European Union!
It seems like everything has been easy for you, is it true?
Was what simple?
Your life, everybody wants a life like yours, with One Direction...
I mean, I feel very lucky to be able to make music, I feel very lucky to be able to make this, I feel very lucky today being in France and performing my song. I love this song. I can't complain.
What were the unpleasant things?
I don't know, say only one thing.
I think when you care so much about something, it's hard to get to the point where you feel like it's finished and it feels like you're adding and it never ends and it adds up. So I think the hardest part was getting into that point and be like "ok that's finished."
You said to the Rolling Stone magazine that most of the album was inspired by a woman. Really?
No I think, honestly, the album is much more about me than it is about anyone else. I think if I said the album is about a woman it kind of feels like, I don't know, I put a lot of work into this. I don't feel like it revolves around woman. It's a lot about me and things I've never said before. It's more about me.
How did you start with a boy band and end with a solo career? Is it complicated?
It's been a lot of fun. You know we were very lucky to get to do some amazing things and at the moment in our lives, we're in a time where everyone is trying their own thing and have a good time. It's been amazing to see everyone doing their own thing as well. If I can do as well as the others, it'd be amazing.
Do you call them everyday or text them? Do you use What's app?
I don't have that.
Yes we talk, absolutely. And everyone is bringing stuff out. It's been a lot going on. It's been a good time.
This is the album cover! Can you describe it? Why did you choose this picture?
Yeah. So, I don't know. I worked with photographer Harley Weir, I'm a massive fan of her work. And that's amazing and I was lucky enough to work with her. I felt like this was what I wanted.
Why is it pink? Why the water? Why your back? Why? It's beautiful but why is it pink?
I don't know, man!
Really? You don't know?
I don't know. I don't think I want...
Apparently pink is Rock'n'roll's colour.
Apparently so. I don't know. I think it means something to me and if it means anything to anyone else, I wouldn't want to take away from that by explaining it. I think the cool thing about stuff like photos and art is you can just leave it. You don't have to explain it.
Everybody sees what they want to see.
Have you seen this?
*video of people reacting to Harry's single*
Your fans record themselves while listening to the song for the first time. You can hear relevant analysis and apparently they all really liked it. Do you read what people say about you on social media? On Youtube, Twitter, Instagram? Do you use Instagram?
Yes I use it a little bit.
*The public disagrees with Harry*
Yes I use it a little bit. I mean I wish everyone was having as good time as the girl who was like that with her hands. That's what I do when I listen to the song.
Are you the one using your Instagram? Do you use your own fingers or someone else does it for you?
Yes, I do mine.
Do you still vote in Redditch?
That's where I was born?
I don't live in Redditch.
So you don't vote there. Where did you vote?
What do you think of the Brexit? Welcome to Europe!
Thank you very much, thanks. I mean, I don't really comment on politics. To me, anything that brings people together is better than things that pull people apart. That's ... yeah.
Yet, you are in favour of equality of rights, men, women, gay people, straight people... That's politics.
I don't know. It doesn't feel like politics. I think stuff like equality feels much more fundamental. I feel like everyone is equal. That doesn't feel like politics to me.
Your fans are fetishists. They know all of your tattoos, piece of jewellery, they have heart attacks when you cut your hair. Right now you're playing with their feelings. Do you know that?
Yes! What is your favourite tattoo?
I think... I have a.. probably. I don't know, actually.
Which one is the latest?
The latest is this one there. *shows Arlo* And this one. *shows Jackson*
Jackson? All of them?
What's the story behind your haircut? How much did you spend on hair products with One Direction?
Yeah, like a lot. I used a lot, yeah.
You're in Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's new movie.
How did you do?
Look at you there.
I am, that's me.
I auditioned and it was great. It's going to be a really cool movie.
Harry, it feels like we know you since you're a baby. The whole world discovered you in 2010 on X Factor.
*video of Harry's X Factor audition*
You auditioned alone but Simon Cowell had an idea... he put you in a band with Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall. You became One Direction. You found the name One Direction and you sold millions of albums. One Direction are soon considered as the new Beattles and you filled the biggest stadiums. The whole world was talking about you. When you go out we prayed for your eardrums. You became UK's pride. David Cameron is in one of your music videos, your sang for the Queen. But in 2015... bang! Zayn left the band, fans couldn't get over it. But don't worry, their favourite is now on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, he's in Christopher Nolan's new movie, he's Mick Jagger on SNL... What you don't know is that we've met in 2012. You were in France to promote an album and now I have questions. First one! When you're in a car and fans are all around you, do you see that?
*video of fans around a car*
I think I've actually lost my shoe there. When I got in the car... I got in the car and I was like "how many shoes do I have?" Yes I lost my shoe.
I have another question! Do you still do that before going on stage?
*video of Harry and Lou*
Can we do it?
*does it anyway*
What is the weirdest question someone asked you?
I think it was actually a French interview. I got asked if I would pee in a sink... Yeah.
Ok, that's weird!
It was the first question, the first question.
It puts you in the mood.
What is the question you never want to be asked ever again? Did I asked you that question?
*Harry asks the public*
Which one? Oh crush.
Oh ok. I didn't ask it! Did you know that a French author wrote a novel about you. It's called "Styles", it's about his obsession with you. It's in French. You can translate it.
Oh! Is that true?
Yes it's true. He dedicated to you. It's called "Styles" and it's a really good book. Read it!
Thank you very much Harry Styles for coming tonight. His first eponymous album comes out on the 12th May. Thank you Harry Styles.
you know how cas' hair never turns gray cause hes an angel / they make misha dye it. what if the last season in the last few episodes, they let misha grow it out and its the starting point of cas giving up being an angel to be with dean. dean: cas i think you age is finally showing. cas: *touches his hair and smiles* yeah, thats what happens. dean: i thought angels dont age in their vessels? cas: they dont. dean: *is quiet* cas: im not an angel anymore. i want to be here, with you
*shoving him* Harry wake up! You're going to get in trouble!
*hissing loudly* Mate, really. The new teacher doesn't care who you are or what you've done!
*yawns and sniffles*
*using a Sonorous charm* WELL I THINK THAT'S TWENTY POINTS FROM GRYFFINDOR.
Draco, at the opposite end of the room:
*sits straight up* What's Malfoy up to this time? He stayed in his room for hours last night and I ended up waiting until sunrise to follow him, but then all he did was go take a shower and wank!
*whispering* You--you watched him wank?
*irritably* Well, I have to know what he's up to, don't I?
Its currently 7am and I just checked my asks because I can’t sleep and I can’t believe what I just saw
Yesterday an anon told me that I whitewashed Yoongi. I talked about this, many people sent me so many kind messages that I didnt answer because I just wanted this to end. I thought it was done but apparently not.
I just woke up to people telling me that I was an horrible person, that I should stop drawing, that I should delete all my comics, my tumblr, and that I should end my life. Yep
I’m just speechless? I don’t even know what to say. You’re harrasing an artist because you think they whitewash. Like I said I don’t whitewash and I never did. You don’t have to agree with me or to like what I do. But to the point of sending this kind of stuff? I dont know if its the same person or not. I don’t know anymore.
I don’t even want to post anything, I’m just fucking scared. Usually this kind of stuff don’t really touch me but I guess it does now. I don’t want to disappoint you, I just want to make people smile, maybe I’m not that good at it. I know that so many people love my stuff, and it’s kinda unfair to them. But thats how it is I’m human and I’m weak
I don’t understand really. Yall are saying how sweet Jimin is, how kind Jimin is, how supportive Jimin is, oh what an angel. But then you’re sending this kind of stuff to another human being.
I thought of blocking but I didnt. Because I want the person/people who sent this messages to read this. Don’t do that to anyone. I’m lucky to be happy in my everyday life. But thats not the case for everybody. Some people have suicidal thoughts everyday. Do you know how harmful this is? So please, don’t do that to someone else. At the end of the day it’s just a comic on the internet. And I don’t think it’s worth it.
regular conversations widowmaker has with mccree, who doesn't think that france exists
So how's Canada this time of year?
I don't know, I've never been. Because I'm French McCree. I am from France. The country of France. You know. The one that's French. With the eiffel tower and shit. You know fucking Paris? Fucking Paris, McCree? It's in fucking France, McCree. You stupid asshole. How many times do i have to drag you to a map and point it out to you. I hate you so much.
Do you guys really eat maple syrup on ice?
Guys, I thought that Stiles said “You don’t have to.’ cause he knew that Lydia loves him. Cause since that kiss in 3x11, EVERYTHING’S CHANGED. But you know what? Seeing that interview (i know it’s from 2013 but c’mon, you get the point :D) made me realize that there’s one more thing. He said that because HE STILL WANTED HER TO MAKE THE FINAL CHOICE. He NEVER pushed her to do or say anything. But when she decides to kiss him - that’s when he’s sure that his 10 year plan worked FREAKING PERFECTLY. Tell me NOW that STYDIA isn’t just beautiful and pure.
Yep! That’s not his real name. We actually don’t know what his real name is because it was never said. Not even in the first episode. The real reason why he calls himself ‘Jack’ is because that’s what he was called by the first few civilians he encountered. And from that point on, he calls himself Jack because that’s what “they” call him.
‘Jack’, at least in this case, is slang for ‘man’. So I guess in a way, our main character is ‘Samurai Man’. XD
It's funny how Antis never bring up anything important to the table.
>Killing Stalking is written by a straight woman.
-How do you know she's straight? You complain about representation mattering, but you're doing the exact same thing to the people you simultaneously hate. You're assuming that Koogi is a straight woman. She's never publicized her sexuality and if she did:
What does it matter to her work? It's a god damn sexuality, not her personality or skills that actually mean something.
>Killing Stalking is fetishizes rape.
-Bum was raped by his Uncle in chapter 26, it was confirmed. He suffers from traumatic anxiety from it to a point where he's suicidal and has cut himself. Yeah, that's fucking fetishizing right there ain't it boys?
>Koogi is a woman who (...) !
-Funny that majority of you identify as feminists yet, a woman is making something serious and popular and contributing to society. Isn't that empowering, at least that's what I thought your little agenda says. Aren't you being a little bit opposite of what you're preaching? Or am I being mysogynistic by stating a fact?
>Killing Stalking is ableist.
-Ableist? If anything, it's bringing a serious topic into perspective. Bum canonly had BPD, he had no medical attention or Psychological help. Not to mention that he's a rape and abuse victim. As well as Sangwoo Oh, a child abuse victim. Both grew up in unhealthy and unstable environments. Bum ran away from his uncle for a night just to escape before the traumatic events. It's mirroring a reality that many people live through, being too poor to afford medical attention, how rape is taken lightly by society, and how childhood events can affect adulthood. Killing Stalking isn't ableist, it's the exact fucking opposite.
>Killing Stalking isn't good representation!
-Killing Stalking wasn't written to represent shit. You know that people can write to write and can write to mirror reality that makes the reader/viewer think. Which rarely any one of you seem to do.
>Killing Stalking art style sucks!
-Let's learn how to properly critique ladies and gents!
First off, Koogi is developing a different style than previous in issues 1-3. I believe her anatomy could use some work, if she's looking for a more realistic approach she should try mimicking the styles of realism and study different forms of male anatomy. As well as different perspectives and angles, from further analysis her experience seems to be more sexual appeal with younger characters and more disgusting with older, excluding the idea of Bum. I believe if she equalized this idea of appeal throughout her characters and personalities of different characters it'd create a unique range.
As for setting, her backgrounds are lack luster and need more detailing such as in the wood works and in wall panels. She needs to study accurate textures and it will make her work look much less rushed in the long run.
The overuse of red is something that hurts the eye rather than any other colour. Different colors portray emotion like blue for sad and yellow for happy. If she uses a different colour overlay for certain strips her work would have much better aesthetic qualities.
>All Killing Stalking fans are white straight girls who aren't disabled.
-Huh, funny. I'm a Bisexual female and disabled, does that mean I don't exist? Rude, antis.
People are welcome to enjoy Killing Stalking no matter what race, gender, sexuality, religion, or background they're from.
A fan is a fan, no matter what.
>Killing Stalking cosplayers are ugly.
-Do you have the bravery to post your mug on the internet or the effort to share your cosplay? Didn't think so, pussy.
>Fiction effects reality!
-It mirrors reality, there's a difference.
>Let's harass Koogi and her fans.
-Didn't Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr. , and many others preach that violence is never the answer to solving an issue? I don't remember violence ever solving anything. It's a damn comic, no one is forcing you to read it!
You guys are bigger fans than the Killing Stalking fans since you seemingly obsess over it more. You're gonna fire back with the same points over and over again.
And how I know that I just called your asses out is because majority of you are going to go:
-fuck u ableist bitch
-it IS homophobic fuck you
-uhm??? It is,,
-*insert hormonal 15 year old anger here*
That's how I know you don't have an argument because all of you are carbon copies of each other. It's funny that you waste your time hating a comic instead of finding another interest.
Because face it:
You're just as pathetic as the blogs you made hating on the media.
I just keep thinking about the bay or bae choice but like in the context of the choice the beast gives Wirt at the end of over the garden wall. Like the tornado asking to choose between chloe and Arcadia bay and Max just responding with, "that's dumb" and choosing something else that saves everyone lmao
Haha, I’ve never drawn that comparison but that’s amusing. OTGW is one of my favorite stories in general at this point, though. Thinking on all of this led to an informal essay that helps me ground myself in my own mistakes with other fics I’ve worked on, All Wounds’ planning stages, and how I’m approaching its impending ending.
This one’s a bit of a doozie.
(I will be referencing elements of the endings to Over the Garden Wall, Life is Strange, Steins;Gate, and Oxenfree, in case you’re worried about knowing things you don’t yet want to know)
OTGW and LIS are very different stories dealing with very different themes, and OTGW can get away with a blunt and brusque resolution like that because it’s a dark comedy that’s in many ways subverting or teasing a lot of melodramatic tropes. LIS often introduces tropes and then peels back a layer and asks us to look deeper, which is a whole other sort of deal.
The problem, though, is that its own finale and final climax kind of doesn’t hold up, because it hinges upon a choice that really makes no sense – and a moral-oriented choice, at that, which makes it even harder to swallow.
With Wirt and the Beast, there’s a physical character within the world to confront. To call out. To vanquish or scare off or outsmart. Greg’s disposition can be broken apart and he can be released. The entire story is about mystery and, well
OTGW makes no allusions that its story isn’t supposed to quite make sense, it embraces its mystery, and it subverts things by making ‘reality’ a hidden element until the final act.
The story makes it pretty obvious that this world isn’t supposed to make much sense, too, which leads us to not really question things when it doesn’t.
Wirt is the elder brother, he’s supposed to set an example, he’s supposed to look out for his sibling, and he fails.
And while there’s a lot of darkness to this story, it is, ultimately, a comedy, first and foremost, and most resolutions with the various antagonists are resolved with some kind of clever or amusing tactic. It doesn’t want us to take it too seriously, and it’s often making fun of tropes in dramatic fantasy stories.
What’s happening with Max, Chloe, and the tornado isn’t so physical as being lost, as confronting magical beasts. It’s abstract and unexplained, yet the story wants us to take it seriously and tries (weakly) to ‘explain’ things. This falls short because there aren’t really any concrete, established rules, and yet we’re supposed to buy into everything being Max’s fault when we don’t even know how it’s her fault. This is tricky because within the context of the narrative, it makes the player assume the position and perspective the creators wanted:
Max Caulfield is supposed to choose between the greater good, or what she desires as an individual.
The premise of that choice is great, and it’s what the entire game has been foreshadowing and leading up to. The execution is just very iffy to me because of the dodgy attempt at explanation…without explaining anything. ‘Chaos Theory’ literally does not work the way the game alludes to it. The writers know none of this makes sense, which is why in the finale they unfortunately go as bluntly as to make Chloe say:
“I grew up in Northern Ireland. I know all about what happens when people
don't talk to each other. That's why I've never understood what's the
point of supporting gay rights but nobody else's rights, you know?”
I have a prompt, if that's ok. Also I want to mention I absolutely love these stories <3. My prompt for weird Wednesday is Tony gets deaged and the guardians have to take care of him. Maybe they are on earth and Cap along with the x-avengers visit because they heard what happened and Cap thinks their better to take care of kid!Tony?
Of course its okay so send a prompt! And also thank you! :)) ALSO THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SHORT STORY. BUT IT HAS OVER 2.7k WORDS. So watch out for the cut.
I really hope you like it… ____________________
“So he stays like that?” asks Peter and looks down at Tony. Doctor Cho shrugs.
“I don’t have an answer for that. But mostly magic loses their strength after a few weeks. But i will contact Thor and Doctor Strange.” is her answer and Peter nods.
Tony sits on the floor and looks at some toy blocks, but he doesn’t touch them. He looks incredible sweet like that.
“Okay thank you so much for your time.” says Peter and then lift Tony up. He seems like around three years old and is healthy. To be honest that is the only thing that matters.
“You were so brave.” says Peter to Tony when they leave the building. She had to take some blood from Tony and Peter thought he would cry at all the examinations. But he was quiet and really brave.
“Otay.” says Tony and smiles a bit. Peter wants to cuddle him. What a sweet boy.
“And?” asks Gamora, when Peter enters the Tower and he shrugs.
“Nothing she can do right now. But maybe Tonys other friends can help.” says Peter and he tries to sound happy, so he doesn’t upset Tony.
“Alright. Well i send Drax with Rocket and Groot to buy some things for him. So he doesn’t have to wear that big shirt all the time.” says Gamora and Peter groans.
“Why would you send these idiots?” asks Peter and Gamora laughs.
“Because i have a date!” she answers and is gone. Peter chuckles. There was a time where he would be jealous, but it changed a lot in the last year.
“Yondu?” yells Peter then and a moment later Yondu comes into the kitchen.
“What?” asks Yondu and he sounds annoyed. Tony giggles and holds his little hands out.
These are our friends (Balloon Squad + Yousana kids)
Well, as I say before, I have been on a writers block lately, I wasn’t really inspired until the lovely @stressedoutteenager told me a headcanon about The balloon squad taking care of kids and well our conversation ended on me writing this fic about the balloon boys and yousef and sana’s kids. So I want to thank her because like half of the ideas of this fic belong to her!
I also got this prompt a few weeks ago and even though it’s not actually the same I hope you like it:
Prompt. HELLO IDK IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF PROMPTS ALREADY BUT I WAS THINKING LIKE WHAT IF YOU WROTE ABOUT UNCLE ELIAS COMING OVER AND TAKING CARE OF YOUSANAS FOOTBALL TEAM?? like at this point they’d prob have like 4 kids or something and thats tiring enough and yousef is like we never get time to ourselves and sana’s like well you’re the one that wanted 12?? and they’re like we can maybe ask elias to take care of them and they go on a date or whatever and elias takes care of the kids :)
Well I leave you now with the fic, I know there’s no much Yousana but I hope you like it!!!
That the Balloon boys love Sana with all their
hearts is no secret. And that they love Yousef too isn’t either. But their love
for Yousef and Sana doesn’t compare with their love for their children.
Since Sana and Yousef got married, all of them
had been constantly teasing them about when they were planning on having
children. They knew Yousef was really looking forward to it while Sana wasn’t
that keen on it, or at least that’s what she said. They didn’t expect them
having children that soon after they got married though so when only 9 months
after their wedding Yousef and Sana called them all asking to meet them at
their house that idea didn’t even crossed their minds.
“Thank you for coming” Sana said as all the boys sat in
front of her and Yousef.
“What is this about sis?” Elias asked
“What have you done Yousef?” Adam added
“I haven’t done anything” Yousef defended himself
“Well, you kind of have” Sana said blushing
“Sana!” Yousef chuckled completely embarrassed.
“I’m not understanding anything” Mutta said confused
“Guys, what’s going on?” Mikael asked
“Okay so…we called you here because we need to
tell you something important and we thought that we should tell you all at
“We know this might be unexpected” Yousef continued
“Are you divorcing?” Mutta asked as disappointed as if
his parents were telling them that they were going to have a divorce
“No! No, no, no. It’s the opposite actually” Yousef said
“The opposite would be getting married and
you’re already married” Mikael said
“Are you going to renew your vows?” Adam asked
“What are you talking about Adam? How are they
going to renew their vows, they haven’t even been married for a year” Elias said rolling his eyes
Yousef looked at Sana exasperated. Sana just
shrugged as a way of saying “they’re your friends”. Yousef shook his head as
the rest of the boys started a fight over how much time was logical to pass to
renew the vows.
“Guys, guys…guys!” Sana said clapping her hands to
catch their attention
“Wait a moment Sana” Elias said not even looking at her “Stop
defending Adam, Mikael, you don’t know what you’re talking about”
“I’m not defending him but it makes sense what
“I’m not understanding anything” Mutta said again
“I’m pregnant!” Sana yelled
The whole room turned silent as the boys looked
at Sana and Yousef taken aback by the news.
“What?” Elias asked
“I’m pregnant, you’re going to be an uncle
Elias, you’re all going to be uncles”
“But pregnant as in having a baby pregnant?”
“No, pregnant as in having a fish, what do you
Sana said rolling her eyes
“You’re pregnant!!” Elias exclaimed standing up and
hugging his sister
“I told you they wouldn’t wait a year!! You owe
me 100kr!” Adam
told Mutta as he extended his hand waiting to be paid
“Seriously Yousef? You couldn’t wait three more
said shaking his head
“You bet on how fast I’d get pregnant?” Sana asked “You do realize how creepy that
“It’s not creepy, it’s the miracle of life” Mikael said smiling
“Yousef my man, you’re going to be a dad!” Elias said hugging his friend “And
my sister is going to be a mom and I’m going to be an uncle and…and…”
“Elias are you crying?” Sana asked smiling as her brother
tried to hide the tears
“No, I’m not” he said sniffing
“Yes you are! Come on Adam bring me the camera,
this is going to make a sick video” Mikael exclaimed
Sana glared at Yousef who was laughing at the
situation, “these are your friends”she wanted to say.
careful, Sana”, “You don’t have to that on your own, Sana” “Sana, let me do that
for you” “Just sit down and rest, Sana” “No Sana, you can’t eat that, it’s not
good for the baby” “Let me take care of that, Sana” “Sana, where do you think
you’re going?” “I’M PREGNANT I’M NOT SICK, STOP IT ALREADY”
Those sentences could pretty much sum up the
nine months of Sana’s pregnancy. All the boys, and Yousef the first of all,
wouldn’t let Sana do as much as breathing in case something happened to her or
to the baby.
So when Sana went into labor while the boys
were at her house she knew what was coming.
“Guys…” Sana said as calm as she possibly could “I
think…I think I’m having the baby”
“WHAT?” Yousef yelled as he stood up from the chair
and almost fainted while doing it
“But are you sure?” Elias asked
“Pretty sure” Sana said looking at the wet floor under her
“Wow Sana, you could’ve used the toilet for
“Are you dumb? Her water just broke!” Adam said hitting Mikael’s head
“Okay, what do we do? What do we do?” Mutta asked starting to panic
“Well, I think that taking me to the hospital
would be a good idea, don’t you think?” Sana said glaring at them
“Yes, yes, yes come on guys we have rehearsed
this so many times, Elias keys, Mutta and Adam bag, Mikael camera and I…I…what
did I have to take?” Yousef said anxiously
“Sana! You had to take Sana” Elias said
“Oh, oh, true, true. Come on babe, everything
is going to be okay, don’t panic, just breathe, breathe”
“Yeah, you may want to take your own advice”
Sana said shaking her head
“They’ve been there for too long, what is
taking so long?” Elias asked as he kept pacing around the room
“Relax, in every book I’ve read says that this
can take several hours” Mutta said
“How many books have you read about pregnancy
“About 12” Mutta said shrugging “14 if you count the audiobooks”
“Here we have dumb and dumber talking about
Mikael said as he focused the video camera on them, then he turned to Elias “And
here we have the soon to be uncle having a stroke”
“Mikael keep that off my face or I swear I’m
“Relatives of Sana Bakkoush?” a nurse interrupted Elias
Elias walked over to her as Mikael, Mutta and
Adam stood up and followed him.
“I’m her brother” Elias said
“And we’re the baby’s uncles” Mutta added pointing at the rest of
the boys and himself
“So all of you are Sana’s brothers” the nurse said
“No just me, but they’re the uncles too”
“Yousef’s brothers then?”
“We’re his bros” Adam said nodding
“Okay…well everything went well and she’s a
“It’s a girl!!!” Mutta said doing his meme face
“We already knew it was a girl” Mikael said rolling his eyes
“I know but we’ve had it confirmed”
“I think it was pretty much confirmed when Sana
showed us that ultrasound” Adam said
“Guys!” Elias said clapping his hands and turning to
the nurse “Can we see her?”
“Yes, you can but one by one, okay?” the nurse said as she left them in
the waiting room
“Well, I’m going in while you decide the order” Elias said
“Uh, excuse me, why do you get to be the first
“Because I’m the real uncle, Sana is my sister
and Yousef is my best friend”
“Wow, that was very rude. We’re supposed to
love each other equally” Mutta said “Besides, kids like me better than you”
“That’s bullshit, I’m Sana’s brother and I’m
going in first”
“We should draw lots” Adam said
“What are you talking about? She’s my sister!!” Elias almost yelled
“Wait, where’s Mikael?” Mutta said realizing that the boy
was nowhere to be found
“That little piece of shit” Elias said as he walked to the room
where Sana was. “Mikael! That’s cheating” he yelled from the other side of the
The door of the room opened and Yousef came out
of it. His eyes were red, he had clearly been crying.
“Guys, if you promise to be completely calm
I’ll let you in all at once, but you have to be chill, okay?” Yousef said
“Yeah, yeah, let me in” Elias said as he walked past Yousef
and entered the room followed by the rest of the boys
Mikael was in one side of the room holding the
baby in his arms.
“Boys, let me introduce you to Leila, the most
beautiful baby in this world” Mikael said as the boys approached them
“Oh my god she’s so tiny” Mutta said as he gently caressed
one of her hands
“I can’t believe Yousef did this” Adam said “She’s so beautiful”
“She looks like her mother, that’s the only
Yousef said as he stood next to Sana and gave her a kiss on her forehead “She’s
going to be a warrior just like her”
“Elias? Are you okay?” Sana asked her brother who hadn’t
said a word since he had entered the room.
“I just…I…” Elias said trying to hold back the tears but
he completely failed at it “She is my niece, Sana”
“Yes, she is” Sana said smiling at her brother “Why
don’t you hold her?”
“What if I hurt her?” he asked
“You won’t, I trust you”
Elias nodded and took the baby from Mikael’s
“Hi, Leila, I’m your uncle Elias. These are
Mikael, Adam and Mutta, they’re going to love you so much but you better love
me more, okay?”
“Yeah, we’ll see about that” Adam said “I’m way cooler than you are”
“But I’m the kindest” Mutta argued
“Guys, guys, who was the first one to hold her,
said with a smug face
“She’s my blood, you can’t fight blood” Elias said
Sana chuckled as she shook her head and looked
at Yousef, “these are your friends”
“Happy birthday Leila!” Elias said as he hugged his niece “Oh
my god how old are you already? 6? 7?”
“I’m only 3 uncle Elias!” Leila laughed
“Oh, only 3? Then I’ll have to give this big
present to another child…”
“No, no, no! I’m 6”
“Leila, what have we talked about lying?” Sana told her daughter
“It’s a bad thing to do” Leila said
“Exactly, now give uncle Elias a kiss and go to
the backyard to play with your friends, I’ll be out in a minute with the cake”
The little girl did as she was told and left
after kissing her uncle
“How are you doing, sis?” Elias said pointing at Sana’s belly
“I’m holding up quite well actually, only three
more weeks before Khaled is here with us” Sana said smiling
“Ah, I’m going to spoil that little kid”
“Like you’re already doing with Leila, you
“Exactly like that”
Sana rolled her eyes and led the way to the
garden where everyone was.
“Yo, Adam what was that?” Elias asked his friend as he
approached him after the cake
“What was what?”
“We agreed on one present each and you gave
“That was so not cool, Adam” Mutta said
“Are you trying to get her to like you better
“Okay first of all, I gave her two gifts
because in the movie those two characters are always together so I bought the
two dolls at once, and second of all I don’t need gifts to make her like me
best, she already does” Adam said with a smug face
“Ha! You wish, I gave her a basketball jersey
of her favorite team, did you see the look on her face? She loved it”
“She’s only 3, what are you talking about? She
loved my movies”
“I bought her a freaking slide, are you being
Elias asked shaking his head “Besides I’m her blood”
“Stop using that argument! Family is not only
blood damn it!”
Adam almost yelled at him
“Okay that’s enough we’re going to solve this
as grown men”
Mikael said “Leila! Sweetie, can you come here for a second?”
The little girl approached them almost jumping,
she loved her uncles so much
“Hi, honey, we’re going to ask you a question
and you don’t need to feel pressured at all okay?” Mikael said crouching to get to her
height “So who do you love the most, uncle Elias, uncle Mutta, uncle Adam or
“I love you all the same” Leila said shrugging
“But Leila honey, remember how I gave you not
one but two presents today? That’s really cool right?” Adam said
“I always bring you ice-cream even when your
mom says you can’t have it, you remember that right Leila?” Mutta added
“Remember how I was the first one that took you
to the cinema to see that movie you liked so much?” Mikael said
“Leila, I’m your uncle, your real uncle, I took
you to the theme park” Elias said “You have to like me more than them”
“I…I think I like uncle Isak the most” Leila said kind of uncomfortable
“What??!” Elias almost yelled
“Are you seriously asking my daughter who she
Yousef said as he approached the group with Sana by her side
“Leila go play with your friends and don’t
listen to your dumb uncles” Sana told her daughter
She waited for her to be gone before she spoke
“What is wrong with you guys? She’s only 3”
“Adam was trying to buy her with gifts” Elias said “I’m her real uncle”
“I was just being nice, what are you talking
“Okay, stop!” Sana said before another fight would start “You
four are going to start behaving like adults or I swear you’re not going to get
anywhere near this baby”
She pointed at her stomach while glaring at
“You wouldn’t dare” Mikael said
“Test me” she said taking a step forward
“Okay, okay, it’s chill, we’ll behave” Mutta said
Sana nodded and looked at Yousef shaking her
head, “these are your friends”.
“Are you sure of this?”
“Come on Sana, we haven’t been on a proper date
since Hakim was born” Yousef said “And he’s almost a year old already”
“Yeah, I know but are we sure that they…” she pointed at the boys in her
living room “Are the ones to take care of our three children?”
“They’re four men taking care of a 6 years old
girl, a 3 years old boy and a one year old baby, I think they’ll manage just
“Ah…okay” she said
Elias, Mikael, Adam and Mutta were playing in
the living room with the kids. Leila was showing Mutta his drawings while
Mikael and Adam played with Khaled on the floor and Elias kept Hakim on his
“Okay guys, we’re going. If anything happens
you call me right away, understood?”
“Relax Sana, everything is under control” Elias said
Everything wasn’t under control. Let’s say that
playing with kids for awhile wasn’t exactly the same as spending a whole
evening with them. It wasn’t that the kids were bad kids, quite the opposite
actually, the problem was that the boys wouldn’t agree on anything.
“No, Khaled you can’t have ice cream after
“But uncle Mutta gave Leila ice cream”
“Seriously Mutta?” Adam asked him rolling his eyes
“It’s our tradition” Mutta defended himself
“Uh, guys I think Hakim needs to be changed” Mikael said as he held him in his
“Don’t you know how to do it?” Elias asked
“Of course I do, who do you think you’re
Five diapers later Hakim was finally changed.
“Okay buddy now I’m going to leave you in your
crib to sleep”
Elias said as he laid him down
“Elias you have to lay him on one side” Adam said
“What? No I’m pretty sure he should lie on his
“Guys, let the expert talk, in the books I read
it said…I don’t really remember what it said to be honest…” Mutta said confused
“Let’s just call Sana and ask her” Adam suggested
“No! No one is calling my sister, we are
capable of doing this”
“Uncle Elias, Leila keeps painting on me” Khaled whined
“Leila, stop it”
“But I’m just being artistic, dad always says
that art is important”
“What about you paint on a notebook instead of
on your brother”
“But I don’t want to paint on a notebook” Leila said pouting
“Seriously, how do Sana and Yousef do this
“Everything is extremely quiet” Sana said as they entered the house
a few hours later
“That’s a good sign right?” Yousef asked
They entered the living room and were surprised
by the scene. On one couch Mutta laid with little Hakim on his arms. In the
floor, Adam and Mikael were sat together with their backs against the couch and
Khaled lying on their legs. And on the other couch Leila laid on Elias’ chest. They
were all sleeping peacefully.
Sana smiled at the view and looked at Yousef, “these
are our friends”
it’s my last day at church tomorrow and apparently everyone wants to pray for me so I’m gonna have to go up in the center of the sanctuary and be Paid Attention To and pretend that any of this moves me emotionally (it never has which is part of why i felt so guilty before), all of which I hate, but it’ll be my last time so it’s endurable
anyway they wanted to “lay hands on me” bc that’s extremely standard when praying for someone in this type of Christianity, but i said no to that because that many people touching me for that long is like……a Nightmare so now Mom’s going to touch me and they’re going to touch Mom, but I don’t actually get why touching is necessary?
like if it comforts the person you’re praying for, sure that’s a good thing, but like, it clearly doesn’t me, so why bother with the circumlocution? surely if God is all-powerful, He has the capability to hear and understand prayers without the pray-ers being in physical contact with the subject of the prayer?
I’m not mocking here, it’s just weird to me that Mom’s response to “I don’t want to be touched by strangers” is “okay, the strangers will touch me on your behalf while I touch you to pass it on” and not “okay, touching isn’t necessary”.
A while back, during book 3, I came up with a theory, but since it was still pretty early into the Freshman/Sophomore series, it just looked like a coincidence I think not, but now that we’ve got 5 books, I’m starting to notice a pattern, and I can’t be the only one.
On the cover of book 1, we have Chris and MC. On the cover of book 2, we have MC by herself. On the cover of book 3, we have Kaitlyn and MC. Book 4 doesn’t matter right now cuz it was just an interlude. On the cover of book 5, we have Zig and MC.
I don’t think anyone has forgotten the cringeworthy “dispute” between Chris, Becca and our MC. Putting everything aside, we all know Chris is the one MC had the most trouble with in book 1.
Initially, I thought James was on the cover of book 2, why? idk, may have had something to do with that Christmas special. And since I thought it was James on the cover of book 2, I also thought James was the one MC had the most trouble with. My MC was dating James so therefor his storyline was more present and interesting to me lmao. But I still clearly remember MC getting blamed by Kaitlyn for outing herself. Tbh I don’t quite remember why Chris and MC were fighting but it happened.
I’m sure we can all still remember the fights with Kaitlyn and her band in book 3. Like I don’t even need to explain this one, do I?
Like I mentioned above, book 4 doesn’t really matter, as it was just an interlude.
Now, book 5, there Zig and MC. Every time a LI was featured on the cover, MC’s relationship/friendship was tested to the point of breaking and to the point of me hating them but I digress. Taking everything said above into consideration, I fear for whatever is coming for Zig and MC.