Paul McCartney at the Foresta Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden | 28 July 1964 © Bjorn Larsson Ask
* Yoo I'm back! @purple-striped-shirt it's been a little while, so I'm super glad to write again!
Anyway, here's the Eddsworld ask you sent me in DMs! I'm super excited to write it- hope you enjoy! :D
It was a pretty average day on the Red Army grounds, Paul and Patryck were eating lunch and discussing their day. It had been pretty relaxed, no attacks or enemies really interfering- which was the only reason they were getting breaks now. It was a nice difference for the two, seeing as they were some of the highest ranked guards on base.
"You know, as much as I enjoy the month we've been having, I kind of miss the action." Paul began, biting into a sandwich.
"Really? I could stay like this forever," Pat replied, half-joking.
"It's kind of boring without him, " Paul had meant to say 'it' and didn't realize his mistake.
Though, Pat agreed with both meanings.
They sat like that for a moment, silently eating. That was until a man in uniform ran up to them, papers in hand.
"Sirs, we've received report that one of the world's most elite assassins has sights set on us!" the man stressed, out of breath from rushing to them.
Paul coughed, nearly choking on his food.
"What? Who is the assassin?" Pat questioned.
The man looked down at the papers for a second, before answering simply...
Tord sat on the couch of his apartment, tired. He wouldn't admit it, but he really missed his friends and greatly regretted his actions. He was grateful you didn't tell the guys what he'd done- though he didn't know if you did once he moved out. (2. 2 anxious thoughts, ah ah ah)
He shook it off and grabbed the remote, switching through the channels in attempt to find something actually interesting. His phone began to ring.
He took it from his pocket, seeing Patrycks work number, a little caught off guard, but immediately answering.
"Hey," he greeted, still flipping through channels.
"Tord, do you have any place other than your own you would be able to stay at?" he questioned frantically.
Tord tried to sound calm, though was freaking tf out on the inside based on that sentence alone.
"Wh- what?" he turned off the TV to pay more attention.
"Look, we'll explain later, you need to get out of the house." Patryck stressed.
"Okay, dad." Tord joked, trying to make light of whatever was happening.
"I have... I think I have somewhere I can go. Can you two pick me up?" Tord thought hesitantly, hoping desperately you hadn't told the guys, or if you had that they'd forgive him. Excluding Tom, probably.
"We're already on our way. Pack- and be quick."
Patryck hung up before Tord could say anything else. He sat there for a moment, before shoving his phone back into his pocket and speeding to his room.
A few minutes passed before Patryck and Paul arrived, not bothering to knock on the door.
"Tord, come on, we have to hurry!" Paul called.
"I'm coming, hold on!" Tord shouted back.
Patryck sighed heavily, heading into his room. While they had no clue what the assassin was doing nor when he would take charge, they assumed he wasn't going to take his time because most people don't.
He entered Tords room, startling him.
"Hey- sorry I don't mean to take too long," Tord frantically shoved clothes and other items into a suitcase.
Patryck didn't reply, helping Tord and zipping the suitcase shut. He rushed back out, Tord following, and entered the car.
Paul closed the door and followed, getting into the passenger seat. Tord sat in the back and Pat quickly began driving, not waiting for the others to buckle.
"Where are we going," Pat questioned, looking at Tord through the rear view mirror.
"...Edds house," he responded, quietly.
"You cannot be serious. We're going to stay with previous targets?" he inquired, a little frustrated.
Him and Paul didn't have strong feelings about the three Tord used to be friends with, but assumed that as his previous friends, they wouldn't forgive him for something that bad.
"If this doesn't work, we're leaving you at the assassins house," Paul joked.
"Why don't we just go to the base?" Tord asked.
"Well, one, the higher ups don't want you there anymore. And two, the assassin will take out anyone in his way." Pat replied.
"Wh-?? Who is the asassin, Patryck?"
There was a moment of silence. Hesitation. This scared the shit out of Tord, since the two in front of him were pretty straight forward most of the time. Seeing as hesitation was probably not the best course of action when you could possibly be killed.
"Paul?" Tord leaned forward, glancing between the two.
As the pulled up to Edds house, Patryck took a deep breath.
The color fell from Tords face. Panic set low in his stomach, nearly making him feel sick. Red eyes was responsible for many deaths of high ranking officials world wide, not just the Red Army. He'd seen the guy in action before, and it wasn't pretty.
"Might as well put a target on my back now that I'm no longer leading an army," Tord said, sarcastically.
Patryck seemed lost in thought for a moment.
"You alright?" Paul questioned.
Pat slammed the car into break, quickly opening the door and slamming it behind him, walking up to the house they were now in front of.
"What happened?" Tord rubbed his nape.
"Red eyes killed his girlfriend," Paul responded, simply.
He followed Patryck.
Tord slumped back in his seat for a second, running his hands through his hair. This could not be happening.
He got up and joined Paul and Patryck. Paul rang the door bell, anxiously hoping they would let them in.
After a moment, Edd opened the door, a Cola in hand. He looked a the two, confused, though when he met Tords gaze, he paused. His mouth opened to speak, though he quickly changed his mind, his eyes speaking more than he needed to.
Tord wanted to apologize, but was quickly interrupted.
"Hello," Patryck greeted.
"There is a lot to unpack, but in short one of the worlds most elite assassins has sights on us and we need a place to stay. We assume he won't look here and assume we left town if we aren't at our base, so.." he held his hands behind his back, hiding the nervous fidgeting.
There wasn't much they could do if this didn't work.
Edd held his breath, thinking. After a moment, he glanced between the three and let out, "Sure."
It looked forced, but it was good enough. He moved to the side, allowing room for the three to walk through. They did as such, quietly. Matt and Tom were sat on the couch. They looked at the three, quickly reacting. Tom looked almost offended that Edd would let them in, and Matt was a lot more focused on who the two in uniform were.
"Edd!" Tom exclaimed.
"What is he doing here??" he motioned to Paul, Pat, and Tord.
Paul didn't let him respond.
"We'll explain." he took a seat on the red recliner.
Tom was extremely skeptical of the three, especially Tord, obviously.
Patryck and Tord sat on the couch, Tom moved closer to Matt so he wasn't next to Tord.
"Oh, wait." Edd stopped Paul, walked up the stairs to grab someone. In his room he found you, scrolling on your phone.
"Uh, hey, you might wanna come down stairs." he began.
"What's going on?" you looked up at him.
He was pretty chill as usual, but there definitely anxiety and repressed anger in the mix, and you could see it.
"Just- come on," he walked back down, not letting you respond.
You didn't think much, turning off your phone and following.
There you saw Tord, Paul, and Patryck. The two looked up and waved at the familiar face, though Tord didn't see you since you were behind the couch. While you weren't upset to see those two, you couldn't help but assume that Tord was with them.
You walked around and stood in between the recliner and couch with Edd.
Tord avoided your eyes.
"Hi.." you raised a brow, wondering why they were here.
"Why am I the only person upset about this?" Tom suddenly piped up.
Tord inhaled sharply.
"He tried to kill us!" Tords heart dropped.
"And we forgive him," Edd added, in a matter-of-fact tone.
"Why? Why do you forgive him for that?" Tom stood, looking back at you and Edd.
"Because he's our friend!" Matt joined in.
"Yeah, because friends try to kill each other." Tom remarked, sarcasitcally.
"TAKE," Paul began, frustrated. The three stopped speaking.
"A seat." he continued.
Tom bit his tongue, knowing he'd be shut right back down and honestly didn't really want to fight right now. He sat back down.
"So, what's happening?" you turned to Paul.
"Basically, one of the worlds most elite assassins has us in his sights." he explained.
"Assassin doesn't even sound like a word anymore," Pat mumbled.
"What??" you placed your hand on the couch cushion, using it like a stress ball.
"We're taking refuge here because this isn't somewhere we think he'll look," Paul continued.
"You think he won't? You aren't sure?"
"See! I'm not the only one who thinks this is a bad idea! Tord led a hit man to our house!"
"No I didn't!" Tord shot back. "I didn't even know about this until they told me, get mad at them," he pointed at Paul and Patryck.
"We're gonna die!" Matt cried out.
"I feel like I'm babysitting children right now," Patryck began.
"Nothing is going to happen, okay? He has no reason to look here, he doesn't even know of you four, you'll be fine." he said.
"Just treat this like a usual day with a few guests."
"Even if this was a normal day with a few guests," Tom spoke up. "It isn't normal with him around."
Tord rolled his eyes, getting defensive despite his guilt.
"Tom, please," you moved your hand to his shoulder.
"You knew about what he did months before you told us! I should be pissed at you, shouldn't I?" Tom exclaimed, a little blinded by anger.
"Tom this is not the most important issue right now!" you fired back.
"Do you hate him enough to wish his death??"
He paused, merely slumping back into the couch and grunting.
You sighed. "You guys will have to take the couches, hope that's alright,"
"We'll take what we can get, don't worry," Paul replied.
You turned to Matt who was nearly shaking.
"We're gonna be fine," you reassured, giving him a smile.
Sure you weren't positive, but the last thing you needed was a panicked Matt.
A bit of time had passed. Paul, Pat, and Tord were watching TV, Matt was in his room, Edd was mowing the lawn, and Tom was hanging out with you up in your room.
"I can't believe you guys are letting him stay here," Tom let out quietly.
"Tom, I know what he did was unforgivable. Hell, I'm a little surprised the guys forgave him," you stated.
Maybe excluding Matt, but Tom probably knew that.
"I mean did you see how quiet he was? I bet he feels bad," you were definitely lying- well about knowing.
You didn't know what he was thinking and just wanted to calm Tom down, but you did hope Tord regretted what he'd done.
"No he doesn't," Tom mumbled.
"You know what, I'll go talk to him. I'll prove it," you really didn't need to do that, but you really wanted to lighten up the mood.
Even if only a little bit. So, once Tom was done with the sarcastic remarks you stood and left the room, walking downstairs.
"Tord?" you began, leaning over the couch.
"Hm?" he looked up at you.
"Can I talk to you for a second," you motioned to the back door. "Uh- privately,"
He paused, wondering what you'd need to speak to him about if not being upset at him. Though, he didn't question you, getting up and following you outside.
"What is it?" he inquired.
"Look, I'm a quarter positive I know the answer but I'm going to ask anyway. Do you..." you hesitated strongly.
Tord gave you a confused expression, but under it was worry. You pondered if you should be straight forward or sugarcoat the question. You let out a quiet sigh before continuing.
"Do you feel bad?" you asked.
His demeaner faltered. He didn't say anything for a second. He just stared at you, a look in his eyes that you couldn't describe if you tried. He looked so... perplexed. By what you weren't sure. Though your thoughts became clouded with concern when you noticed the tears welling up in his eyes.
"I..." he thought about how he'd phrase the words.
"I don't think I've ever felt more guilty," he wanted to avoid your glance, but it was strangely difficult.
You didn't respond, wanting him to keep going.
"I just..." Tord couldn't bring himself to speak.
There was so much he wanted to say, but so little good ways to explain it. He wanted to apologize, to sulk in the sadness and guilt he was clouded with, but he just couldn't do it.
But you could see it. In his eyes, in his stance, hell in the way he was trying to look away from you, worried you were judging him. Even you couldn't think of how to respond. He'd apologized before and meant it, but this was more than that. It was something hard to even process.
"Tord," you started, taking a deep breath.
"I do forgive you, and so do the guys- well other than Tom," you chuckled lightly.
His breath hitched. It was pretty clear that he'd been forgiven, considering the fact that he was even let into the house. But, hearing it. Being told directly- it felt so different. Now he really couldn't bring himself to say anything.
And you didn't need him to. You stepped closer to him and pulled him into a hug. He didn't react at first. You'd hugged him before, but it still was foreign. He never really had people there to comfort him and he didn't know what to do in this kind of situation.
His breath became unstable as he tried desperately not to let tears fall. His arms weakly slithered around your back, and he buried his face into your shoulder. You two stood there like that for a moment.
"I'm-" he sniffled. "I'm so sorry," he whispered.
You could hear the sob he was choking back, and it hurt. You couldn't imagine how he felt.
"I'm so fucking sorry," Tord continued.
He mumbled a few more 'I'm sorry's before sighing and pulling back. He wiped his eyes and few times before he looked back at you. His red face was enough to bring tears to your own eyes.
"It's okay, Tord," you told him.
It wasn't, truthfully. What he did wasn't forgivable, but those actions alone weren't what you were forgiving him for. You were forgiving him for making a mistake that he came to regret. Him planning ultimately to kill his friends and experiment on Tom would never be okay. But his realization and apology for even having those thoughts to begin with were. And he knew that. He knew what he did was never going to be considered acceptable, but he didn't care. He just wanted his friends back.
"I..." voiced Edd.
Oh shit. You'd forgotten that he was out here. He'd finished mowing before you two had come outside, but he was sitting on a lawn chair which neither of you had seen.
You and Tord glanced over at him. He stood and joined you, paying more mind to Tord. Edd didn't say anything, giving him a quick hug and a smile.
There wasn't much dialogue after that, just a moment of comfortable silence.
"(Reader)?" called Tom from his room.
His window peered over the backyard, though he didn't realize you guys were out there until the conversation had ended.
"Are you done, yet?" he questioned.
You chuckled. "Yeah, yeah, I'm coming," you turned back to Tord and Edd.
"Thank you, Tord. For apologizing," you added before reentering the house.
You trailed up the stairs, greeting Tom again.
"How'd that go?" he asked, sarcastically.
"He said he was sorry, Tom," you began, catching his attention.
"A few times, actually."
"'So?'? He cried onto my shoulder for like five minutes, Thomas," you continued.
He didn't say anything, the shock on his face being a little humerus to you.
"I know you didn't really ever like Tord, but you gotta give him a break, man,"
Tom wanted to comment on how they were who needed a break after all that happened, but he didn't. He merely looked at you. An expression you couldn't really read because of the lack of eyes.
"You don't have to forgive him. I understand if you don't want to, really, I do. But don't be an asshole about it,"
He looked down, nodding simply.
You gave an unsure smile and pat his shoulder.
"At least he won't try to attack us again," you joked.
He chuckled. "Yeah,"
YOO! I'm super glad I finally got this out lol. I have like six requests to work on so pardon the wait-- but this was fun to write! Obv this is part one of probably two or three. I just wanted to get this out already because I was very excited to write it, hope you enjoyed! I'll try to get the other part(s) out soon :DD (also this wasn't proof read so apologizes if there were mistakes
Patryck: Why would you give a knife to Paul?!
Tord, shrugging: Paul felt unsafe.
Patryck: Now I feel unsafe!
Tord: I’m sorry…
Tord: Would you like a knife?
Drawing FA is fun ! , don’t you think? ~
I welcome you all to the Red Rise AU! You can ask anyone from Eddsworld cause everyone from Eddsworld is here! In Red Rise! plus an Oc of mine called Red TT or Red Nicole. Now Lets Get on to the rules.
1. I do not accept 18+ or Nsfw Asks. I am under 18.
2. Anon Magic is Allowed but I do not want overpowered plots with Anons
3. I’ll accept Ocs to the Au! Just please give me a reference!
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5. Please for the love Of GOD. Do Not Yell at me For getting a character’s personality wrong, Its an AU
6. I hope I make myself clear, Do not force me to ship anyone, its annoying.
Thats all the rules so, Enjoy the Askblog. Oh and you can draw yourself or your oc in the banner :D Use #RedRiseOC when posting it
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Clean Bandit want new collaboration with Rita Ora
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Tells of the signs
Aries: they have wide foreheads with hair with a very close hairline so their foreheads look smaller when they aren’t! They are quick to react to anything that is or feels personally, and I mean that literally. Like you’ve just finished your sentence and they’re already throwing back what they think or they want ‘out there’. This goes for anything, small or big.
Taurus: we know about the square jaw, but why is nobody talking about their sleepy eyes!! Their peaceful but irritated, serene happy sleepy bulls eyes? Think Robert Pattinson, Craig Ferguson, Gigi Hadid, Lizzo...
Gemini: I know this is cliche, but it’s basically their ability to be two different people in different situations. If your answer is: oh yes, they absolutely have that without it being an (slightly) awkward part of their personality to realise this about, they’re a gemini. Think Paul Mccartney, Stevie Nicks, Prince, Donald Trump, Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, etc
Cancers: you’re looking in someone’s eyes, trying to guess their zodiac sign and suddenly their cheeks start being very noticeable, they notice you remarking something and their eyes start twinkling, you think they’re not definitely not a cancer, chances are 99% that they are a cancer.
Leo: front foot forward. It’s mostly pretty obvious to see whose sun is exalted and whose isn’t.
Virgo: the virgo men do NOT believe in astrology, will debate you on it, will condescend you, will condescend it, cannot leave you be, girls tend to stay quiet and be like ‘oh whatever, happy for you’, the guys won’t. I’ve seen seven people in my life openly condescend astrology, adamantly like not even turning even a little bit around, using faulty logic and everything, that way and all of them were virgo men. To the point where I started laughing out loud when I asked them their sign, to find out they were another virgo man. So if you encounter one of these, specifically those who debate you with earthy ‘logic’ instead of ‘idk i’m just not feeling the faith in it at all, because how can...’ etc, they are a virgo. The virgo women I know are so organised.. in a certain way. It’s that their head inside is so disorganised, chaotic and such a mess that they keep up so well with stuff on the outside, like markers, college notes, little posters on their wall. They’re definitely ‘that girl’ by nature and they’re natural hard workers.
Libra: they’re kind of insane. The girls are very passive, but have very charming egos and you see their conscious struggle to not be people pleasers. Kim Kardashian, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Bella Hadid, Dakota Johnson. The libra guys are... well most of them are insane. I’m dividing into gender, but it actually comes from ‘who has a lot of very well nurtured confidence?’ Those libras are ~batshit crazy~. Think Cardi B, John Lennon, Lindsey Buckingham, Doja Cat, Anthony Mackie, Jeff Goldblum and Simon Cowell. Noah Schnapp and Jimin belong to the girls’ side and Brie Larsson was bullied into being there too.
Scorpio: non scorpios, like all people, can divide people into types. You’ve got the cheery types, the organised types, the blunt types, the very sensitive types, and the intense types. Only scorpios don’t know that ‘intense type’ is a type at all. To them it’s just air. You can’t look at yourself, not even with a mirror, no matter how hard you try. So if you see someone who looks at you casually the way any other sign would attempt to m*rder someone with their eyes, it’s a scorpio. They also have slightly upturned eyes with sharper eyebrows.
Sagittarius: they all have that smile! The tenseless eyes squint and a laugh that goes like 😕 but then upwards of course! Their tell is most often their mercury in sagittarius (😂), which sag suns have most of the time. Sags are obsessed with going to things. ~Going~ outside, ~going~ out for a drink, ~going~ to the supermarket and ~going~ skiing or on vacation. That is really when they’re in their orange element and you can feel it. You definitely have to get to know a person before figuring out they’re a sagittarius, I think.
Capricorns: with white capricorns, their hair colour as a child is a big tell. Blonde children get darker hair as they grow older and mature. Capricorn children are able to go from blonde hair when they were small to dark brown almost black hair when they’re older. I’ve seen it with four (!!) capricorns myself. For the rest, look at their eyebrows. Capricorn’s eyebrows are such prominent features without somehow it being the first thing you notice about them. It’s a weird combination.
Aquarius: aquarii have these oval, round jaws that I can’t really explain, and when you try to imagine their face, their eyes ‘feel’ higher up in their face than most people have. With aquarii i often notice the lack of an actual ego in astrological and psychological terms (not in social terms, god no). They let everything else speak for themselves while setting themselves apart from the rest. Aquarius’ (self)-identified type of quirkiness is always some form of ‘more lowkey’ or ‘more distant from the rest in this or that way’.
Pisces: vampire teeth and sparkling deeper set eyes. Flat ears and \/ chins. People don’t often talk about how when pisces are enjoying themselves, it’s definitely, almost always noticable.
hey salem 🖤🖤 i was wondering, and sorry if you've answered this before, but what are your must-read books? like ones you just have to recommend because they're so good? i really need to get back into reading...
this is SUCH. a good question and i WILL go into heavy detail!!!!
my obvious recs are the secret history and the goldfinch by donna tartt and the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde - timeless perfections. now for more:
the idiot by fyodor dostoyevsky - a TRUE classic, that people somehow forget about very often. will change your world view.
maurice by e. m. forster - another classic. made me believe in love. one of the first openly gay books written in 1929, and to this day, one of the few with a happy ending.
the master and margarita by mikhail bulgakov - ok last classic but SUCH a fun, wild ride. come for the fun, stay for the genuine masterpiece.
the millennium trilogy by stieg larsson (the girl with the dragon tattoo) - some of the best books i’ve ever read, and my first time seeing another autistic character. y’all know i got all love for these books, and the swedish adaptation is brilliant too.
invisible monsters by chuck palahniuk - ok way to stick to my brand but it might be my favourite book ever. such a humane story, but also genuinely tragic. funny and relatably dark.
the vegetarian by han kang - feminism! pondering! morality! ethics! an amazing exploration of mental illness, food, and family.
nightbitch by rachel yoder - i won’t recommend this to everyone i meet but if i rec it to you, i like you and think you’re weird!! a tale of a first time mother turning into a dog. incredibly moving.
beartown and a man called ove by fredrik backman - he continuously breaks my heart and i love it. the atmosphere and descriptions in his books are so unique and chilly. some of the most well written characters i’ve ever met.
paul takes the form of a mortal girl by andrea lawlor - if you’ve ever experimented with or just been interested in gender identity as a whole, you MUST read this book about paul, who can change and bend gender at will.
almond by won pyong sohn - deeply sad, yet hopeful novel about a boy who doesn’t feel emotions or empathy like most people. a whole new perspective on relationships.
now for some honorable mentions i often suggest: a certain hunger by chelsea g summers, the argonauts by maggie nelson, boy parts by eliza clarke, hell followed with us by andrew joseph white, out by natsuo kirino, milk fed by melissa broder, these violent delights by micah nemerever, on earth we’re briefly gorgeous by ocean vuong.
Day 16 — Favorite Outfit
There are many many outfits that I love ! I like the idea that Rammstein immediately wanted to perform with costumes, with more sophisticated things. They could have just played in t-shirts and jeans like other bands. But I believe that to build a mythical group, you need costumes that mark the spirits. And I think the fact of having to put on their costumes, create a kind of ritual that allows them to enter their character.
There are a lot of “pieces” of outfits that I like, for example :
Till's chainmail and his long flammable coat also in chainmail.
© Thomas Vogel | Antonio Francisco Melão
Flake's medical gown during the Mutter era.
© Gie Knaeps
All the outfits from the Reise Reise era !! Till's fishnets. Till and Richard's uniforms. Paul's lederhosen. Flake and Schneider's shorts. You can't imagine what it's outfits provokes in me...
© Peter Hove Olesen (1 and 2) | Peter Larsson (3) | Carline Vandercruyssen (4 and 5) | Olaf Heine (6)
Rammlied red feathers collar, Till's boots and suspenders without anything underneath during the LIFAD tour !!
© Pavel Potashnikov | Guido Karp | Roberto Nistri
Fabulous Till's pink fluffy jacket !!! A masterpiece !
© Axel Heimken
Till's kaiser outfit during the 2016/2017 festival tour. Such charisma. He can do with me what he wants ! And don't forget Carrot Flake !
© Jen O'Neill | Florian Matzhold
The long coats of the stadium tour 2019 and 2022. Richard wears long coats to perfection (bonus chicken coat) ! Ollie's “Lady Gaga” outfits. Schneider's fantasy sorcerer outfit. Till's black suit in its entirety !
© Claude Piscitelli (1, 2 and 3) | Jens Koch (4, 5 and 6)
ALFT Cultural Rewind 2022
For the first time this year, I tried to write down everything I've consumed in terms of movies, books and TV Shows during 2022. I live having these lists and I've decided to share in case you're looking for some random recommendations. Feel free to ask for more opinions, thoughts on anything if you want 😊
purple is for things I liked 💜
Movies I’ve watched in 2022
1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - David Fincher
2) Flickan som lekte med elden — Daniel Alfredson
3) Amadeus - Milos Forman
4) En attendant Bojangles — Régis Roinsard
5) Licorice Pizza — Paul Thomas Anderson
6) Lynx — Laurent Geslin, Laurence Buchman
7) The Chef (Boiling Point) — Philip Baranti ; James Cummings
8) Her — Spike Jonze (Rewatch, one of my favorite movie ever)
9) Arthur Rambo — Laurent Cantet
10) White Snake — Amp Wong : Zhao Ji
11) Death on the Nile — Kenneth Branagh
12) Enquête sur un Scandale d’État - Thierry de Peretti
13) Goliath — Frederic Tellier
14) The Batman — Matt Reeves
15) Notre Dame Brûle — Jean-Jaques Annaud
16) En Corps — Cédric Klapish
17) Les Bad Guys — Pierre Peril
18) À la folie — Audrey Estrougo
19) Fantastic Beasts : The Secrets of Dumbledore — David Yates
20) Downton Abbey : A new era — Simon Curtis
21) Sentinelle Sud — Mathieu Gerault
22) Elvis — Baz Luhrmann
23) Tenor — Claude Zidi Jr.
24) Tron — Steven Lisberg
25) La nuit du 12 — Dominik Moll
26) Sundown— Michel Franco
27) Nope — Jordan Peele
28) Three Thousand Years of Longing — George Miller (my favorite movie of the year)
29) Tout le monde aime Jeanne - Céline Devaux
30) La page blanche — Murielle Magellan
31) Everything, everywhere, all at once — Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
32) Lord of the ring 1 — Peter Jackson (rewatch)
33) Lord of the ring 2 — Peter Jackson (Rewatch, even if I had forgotten all about it)
34) Lord of the ring 3 — Peter Jackson (Rewatch, even if I had forgotten all about it)
35) Don’t Worry Darling — Olivia Wilde
36) Le visiteur du futur — François Descraques
37) Les secrets de mon père — Véra Belmont
38) Entergalactic — Fletcher Moules
39) Dragon Ball Super — Tetsurô Kodama
40) Maria Rêve — Lauriane Escaffre, Yvonnick Muller
41) Simone : Le Voyage du siècle — Olivier Dahan
42) My Policeman — Michael Grandage
43) Mascarade — Nicolas Bedos
44) Armageddon Time — James Gray
45) Bones and All — Luca Guadagnino
46) Close — Lukas Dhont
47) Les Bonnes Étoiles --(브로커 - Beurokeo) — Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Books I’ve read In 2022
1) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest — Stieg Larsson (the rec is for the whole trilogy)
2) The art and soul of Dune — Tanya Lapointe
3) Un dernier tour de piste — Martin Fourcade
4) The Dark Half — Stephen King
5) Death note — Tsugumi Ōba & Takeshi Obata (Let’s pretend I’ve read all of them and not stop reading before reaching the end for an unknown reason)
6) Le Match de ma vie — Nicolas Mahut
7) Les liaisons dangereuses — Choderlos de Laclos (First re-read since high school. It’s a good things I don’t remember what my literature class sounded like because I think all the toxic/criminal behavior in this book were not called out enough by my teacher.)
8) Midnight Sun — Stephanie Meyer
9) Children of Dune — Frank Herbert
10) Blackwater : The Flood — Michael Mcdowell
11) Les Ravissantes — Romain Puertolas
12) The Royal Game — Stephan Zweig (Re-read, I love this short novel so much)
13) Le plongeur
14) Le Diner de Babette
— Karen Blixen
15) Onze Minutes — Paulo Coelho (Re-read, still interesting)
16) Desolation Road — Jerome Noires (Re-read as well, not sure why I felt the need to pick it again but ok book)
17) Double Fault — Lionel Shriver (Re-read as well, didn’t really like it the first time but it’s definitely more interesting/relevant to read when you care about tennis)
TV Shows I’ve (tried to) watch(ed) in 2022
-Mr Robot Season 1 ; Episode 1 to… 4 I think?
-Grey’s Anatomy ; Seasons 1 to 6 (Regular rewatch that stopped by itself at some point)
-Designated Survivor ; Season 1
-House MD ; Season 1, a few episodes (Failed my rewatch, will try again in 2023)
-The Undoing 1 season (✅ completed)
-Severance ; a few episodes ?
-Balthazar ; Season 4 (Only here for Tomer Sisley)
-Veronica Mars ; 4 seasons (✅ completed) (Rewatch except for the last season)
-Outlander ; Season 6
-Heartstopper ; Season 1
-Timeless ; 2 Seasons (✅ completed)
-Moon Night ; 1 Season (✅ completed)
-Quantico ; 1 Season
-Obi-Wan Kenobi ; 1 Season (✅ completed)
-Lost ; Season 1 and 2
-Mind Hunter ; Season 1 and 6 episodes of Season 2
-Shokugeki No Soma ; All 5 seasons (✅ completed) (4 AMAZING seasons. Last one should be forgotten)
-The Walking Dead ; 6 seasons (Rewatch of the first season to try to finish it soon. First time I had stopped around season 8 or 9 I think ?)
-Emily in Paris ; Season 3 (The last source of joy left in the world)
-10 pour 100 (Call my agent) ; 2 seasons and 5 episodes of season 3 (Current watch, very easy to binge watch)
*asjhjas sorry this is taking so long I keep getting busy haha. Anyway, part two is here! I, again, really like this plot and thank you for sending it. Also I'm super sorry if it's shorter than you wanted, I have a lot to work on so I wanted to get this out quickly
You were still hanging out with Tom in his room, now just trying to get his mind off of Tord. Which you did successfully by getting him to play his bass. Honestly, you were still processing what had happened earlier- it was not at all what you had expected to come from him and his friends hiding from an assassin, but life's full of surprises.
Out front, however, was Eduardo, Jon, and Mark. They watched as a tall, blonde man slowly approached Edd's house. He wore a black trench coat and a red sweater.
"Jeez, how many losers are gonna show up today-" Eduardo began, walking closer to the fence with Jon and Mark following.
The man turned to them and flashed a sharp hunting knife. Eduardo shut his mouth when he saw it, backing away. The man walked up to the door and knocked. After a bit, a tall but short compared to him ginger opened it, looking up at him, confused.
"Uh, hello," he greeted.
"May I come in?" the man asked.
"Do I know you?" Matt questioned.
"People in your house do. Now, may I please come in?" he continued.
"Well..." Matt hesitated.
"You're very kind! Come in!" he moved to the side.
The man chuckled under his breath.
"Who was it?" called Edd who was sitting in the recliner.
"I'm not sure," Matt responded.
Edd didn't bother to turn his head and check. The man walked up to the couch and leaned over it, catching the attention of Tord who was sitting there with Patryck and Paul. He glanced to the side to see who it was, though his face fell when he met the glance of gleaming, red eyes. He didn't say anything, trying to process who was standing in front of him. Paul saw the man out of the corner of his eye and turned, reacting the same as Tord.
"What are you..." Patryck followed their glance.
Before anyone could do anything, Red Eyes grabbed Tord by the collar of his shirt. Paul and Patryck quickly jumped in to try and stop him, but he merely pushed them back, easily over-powering them. The clashed into the TV, knocking it over. The noise alerted Edd and Matt who did the same without even thinking.
"Tord!" Edd exclaimed as he rushed to try and pull him out of Red Eyes' grip, though failed along with Matt, both of them slamming against the couch and recliner, knocking it over and pushed the couch backward.
"What did-" Tord coughed. "What did I do to you??"
"It's only business,"
Patryck was quick to get back up and punch the center of Red Eyes' back. Though it was to no avail as he was, again, pushed to the ground. Tord hung there, squirming, desperately trying to escape but nothing worked. Red Eyes shifted his glance back to Tord, an almost evil grin creeping onto his face like some sort of super villain.
The thumps of the guys hitting the ground could be heard from upstairs which put Tom and you into panic. You two shot up and rushed down the stairs. You didn't have time to process who was holding Tord, only that he was in clear danger. You grabbed the nearest large object, being a lamp, and smashed it against the blonde dangling Tord off of the ground. The man turned, now angered and ready to swing back at whoever hit him. Though, when your eyes met him, he stopped. And so did you.
"Little..." you gulped. "Little bro?"
Tord paused for a moment. Like entirely. His only conscious thought being "what the fuck".
Though your panic was gone, you weren't any less upset. Everyone was standing in the now destroyed living room. Paul, Patryck, and Tord were huddled behind you, seeing as you were pretty much what was standing between them and certain death. Edd, Matt, and Tord were beside you two, not frightened by the man you were arguing with, madder than anything. (Well, excluding Matt probably)
"What are you doing here? And what were you doing to Tord?" you questioned, super pissed.
"Why are you-" you didn't let your brother finish.
"He isn't even part of the Red Army anymore! What is up yours?" you questioned.
"You've been living with public enemy number one and didn't call me! Not to mention you're living with four men," Red began.
"One, Tord doesn't live here, and two, I'm an adult! I can make my own decisions! Hell, I'm older than you," you continued.
"How are they related?" Edd mumbled to himself.
"Look, this can end if you just leave." you took a breath, looking back up at Red.
"Why should I?" he questioned.
You shot him a piercing glare. He stared at you for a moment before grunting and walking past you to the front door. Before leaving, he gave a vague quip.
"I'm not who Tord should worry about," he stifles a chuckle.
He could almost feel the expression Tord had, both knowing what he meant and worrying what other sides there were to you.
"You weren't who grew up with them. May god have mercy on you," he laughed as he closed the door.
There was a short silence.
"What just happened?" Tom questioned.
"Part of me doesn't believe that you two are related," Paul added.
"That's a fair assumption," you let out, chuckling.
"I vote you three clean the living room." Tom half-joked, gesturing to Paul, Patryck, and Tord.
"We deserve it." Tord mumbled.
The last thing he wanted to do was start another fight, even though it probably wouldn't have.
"Don't worry about it," you gave him a smile.
YOO! I'm glad I could finally get this out, and also for like the third time I'm sorry it's short I probably could have just made this one part haha. Hope you liked it :)
Best And Worst Books From 2022
Top 5 Classics of 2022
5.) Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
4.) Dracula - Bram Stoker
3.) Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
2.) The Screwtape Letters - C.S Lewis
1.) The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien
Bottom 5 Classics of 2022
5.) War Of The Worlds - H.G Wells
4.) Animal Farm - George Orwell
3.) Beren And Luthien - J.R.R/Christopher Tolkien
2.) Roughing It - Mark Twain
1.) Walden - Henry David Thoreau
Top 5 miscellaneous genre fiction of 2022
5.) The Road -Cormac McCarthy
4.) Misery - Stephen King
3.) The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
2.) Batman No Mans Land - Greg Rucka
1.) Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
Bottom 5 miscellaneous genre fiction of 2022
5.) Splintercell - Raymond Benson
4.) Skin -Ted Dekker
3.) Pirate Latitudes - Michael Chrichton
2.) Skipping Christmas- John Grisham
1.) Small Steps- Louis Sachar
Top 5 Star Wars Novels of 2022
5.) Jedi Search - Kevin J Anderson
4.) Dark Apprentice - Kevin J Anderson
3.) Heir To The Empire - Timothy Zahn
2.) The Empire Strikes Back - Donald F Glut
1.) The Last Command - Timothy Zahn
Bottom 5 Star Wars Novels of 2022
5.) Dark Force Rising -Timothy Zahn
4.) Tatooine Ghost - Troy Denning
3.) Rogue Planet - Greg Bear
2.) The Courtship Of Princess Leia - Dave Wolverton
1.) Splinter Of The Minds Eye - Alan Dean Foster
Top 5 Young Reader Novels of 2022
5.) Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
4.) Holes - Louis Sachar
3.) The Magicians Nephew - C.S Lewis
2.) The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe - C.S Lewis
1.) A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Penultimate Peril - Lemony Snicket
Bottom 5 Young Reader Novels of 2022
5.) Bailey SK:Swamp Monsters Don’t Chase Wild Turkeys - Debbie Dadey
4.) Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms - R.L Stine
3.) X Men Cyclops And Phoenix - Paul Mantell
2.) Of Mice And Nutcrackers - Richard Scrimger
1.) Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - John Tiffany
Top 5 comics of 2022
5.) Calvin And Hobbes: Revenge Of The Baby Sat - Bill Watterson
4.) Calvin And Hobbes - Bill Watterson
3.) Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Omnibus Vol 2 - John Jackson Miller
2.) Batman Hush - Jeph Loeb
1.) Calvin And Hobbes: Attack Of The Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons - Bill Watterson
Bottom 5 Comics of 2022
5.) Archie Jumbo Digest 326
4.) Amazing Spider-Man Coming Home - J Michael Straczynski
3.) You’re So Smart Snoopy - Charles Schultz
2.) Marvel Comics Digest #2 Avengers
1.) Batman Serious House On Serious Earth - Grant Morrison
My smoking soldier
- When I see the yellow flowers,
I see you.
What would my life be without you?
He would be totally lost.
I want to go back to those moments.
When we were still together.
When we smoked strawberry flavored cigarettes, when we imagined seeing the world,
We kiss and hug, in the rooms, to hide from the other soldiers.
How I kissed you on your cigarette-flavored lips, that drove me crazy, with love and passion from kissing you so much, grabbing you by the waist,
in bed together.
Friend, my most trusted soldier.
The one I love very much.
That every time I see you.
I instantly blush.
I love you man.
I love you Paul.
My smoking soldier.♡
~ Tord Larsson
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
To keep a series going, you’ve got to innovate. That’s exactly what Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome does. I know some fans of The Road Warrior will be disappointed by the emphasis on world-building and characters rather than non-stop vehicular carnage, but this memorable film still features plenty of action.
Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) finds himself in buzzing “Barter Town”. Looking for supplies and a vehicle, he strikes a deal with its leader, Aunt Entity (Tina Turner, who has a lot of fun with the role and provides some great tunes for the soundtrack). She wants the engineer who keeps the town's electricity flowing put back in his place. Master Blaster is their name. The diminutive Master is the brain (played by Angelo Rossitto). The hulking Blaster is the muscle (Paul Larsson. They might live beneath the city, but there is little doubt as to who really runs Barter Town.
With a bigger budget, the film looks and feels less gritty and more Hollywood, particularly when Max meets a group of children living by the crashed remains of a Boeing 747. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so. More dollaridoos allowed Miller to give us Fury Road - one of the greatest action films ever made. Between the fights and chases, we get time to explore the two worlds that have emerged since our civilization has collapsed. In one, the survivors grapple for power and the downtrodden have risen up to become oppressors themselves. In another, there’s a blissful ignorance that can only survive in an isolated pocket. A balance is needed and Max is to become the bridge that will connect the two.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Mad Max series, is its mytholgical quality. You’ll notice that Max is never actually named in Beyond Thunderdome and that Bruce Spence, who play the Gyro captain in Mad Max 2 returns… but in a different part. I submit the idea that all the Mad Max stories are being told to us second hand. There may have been many wandering former police officers who booby-trapped their vehicles and eventually, reluctantly, came to aid the weak. Or maybe they were all the same man. And in this tale, there was a person who – you’ll never believe this, but I swear it's true – could fly!
"Really? I heard of one as well."
"It must be the same person… how could there be TWO people with working aeroplanes?"
The series is filled with larger-than-life characters who feel at home in legends, which is what makes the series so exciting. It taps into a primordial desire. You would never want to live in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland, but seeing it here, it satisfies. That battle in the titular Thunderdome? It’s tense, original and memorable. This whole world teems with life and personality. I know it’s a bit of a letdown not to see the same amount of vehicular destruction as we did before, but what we get instead is still good, and, if you want to see things crash and burn, you get some of that here too. Just wait.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a great film, it’s just not as good as The Road Warrior. When we examine it on its own, and as a sequel that expands the world, we recognize what it does well. It’s got the action you want, along with many unforgettable scenes. (On Blu-ray, September 28, 2018)