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Hey Pep, great chapter! I read it a couple hours ago and just had a few thoughts regarding Bilal and his realization of love for Carmella...It all seemed just a little too quick of a realization to me. I believe as a reader we get the picture very early on that his curiousity in her is actually some type of attraction, but as a Centaurian, how does he come to realize it's love? The only females we have seen him interact with are his mothers and Carmella so having him jump from just wanting to be around Carmella and be a part of her world to realizing he loves her just left a lot of questions for me. Is it a romantic love or just a friendly one? Like we know he loves Raj and Lawrence, but is this the same as with Carmella or different?Lol sorry if I'm ranting. I guess my main point was I would have liked to see a little more development in his thought process and what past experience he is basing it on if he has indeed realized it's a romantic love he feels for her.
Hi Jodi, thanks for your comments, they are always very insightful and I don't think you are ranting at all. When I first thought of Bilal, I thought of a person with asperbers syndrome. The world would be simple; only complicated by the people and emotions around him. But then I realized that I wanted Bilal to be so in touch with his feelings and wants and needs that he would be almost child-like. It is the expectations of the people around him that might influence him to let go of what makes him so beautiful and open. I thought about his desire to be human; almost like a Pinocchio syndrome. He is searching for what makes one human, searching for the human experience only to realize that he was human all alone. The idea that he loves Carmella isn't new to him. It goes back to when he admitted to Lawrence that he was stalking Carmella. But I totally agree with you; Bilal has no idea what True love is. He only thinks he does. Just wait until he meets his son and has to protect his woman. Just wait until his woman reciprocates his feelings. Then he'll know what true love is.
Thanks for the insight! Now I can't wait lol.
Pep, I have always loved your stories but Adaptation has me hooked. I stalk your blog like a fiend looking for the next update. I was so glad that Carmella had started to realize that even though Bilal was a Centurian, he was full of humanity. Look forward to next update!
Thanks Drea! Next update is later this evening when their baby is born--for better or for worse
Happy belated birthday Pep!
Thank you delores! That is awesome. My birthday is on the 9th so its not belated yet (though I have been going by my new age for several months to get used to being 47--am I really that closed to 50???). No I don't really mind being 47, thanks again.
So to keep me from getting overly anxious for the next chapter (I'm obsessed! lol) I decided to see if I could find any pics of what I think Carmella looks like. Although I picture her with long dreads that are pulled back, here are my top contenders for looks --http://www.kuramamagazine.com/images/lovely%20girl%20with%20locks1.jpghttp://thirstyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/lock-star-1.jpghttp://thirstyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/style-dreads-3.jpgWhat do you think? Did you have any inspiration looks for Carmella?
NICE!!! I like them all for different reasons but my fav is going with the third picture. The woman just has this look like she is not to be f*cked with but her eyes still have compassion. What about the baby?
Lol the baby? Well...I guess I could do that. I have my favorites of course, but here are the contenders.As a baby --http://cutebabyboy.com/pictures/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Untkitled-1.jpghttp://www.ashacarlos.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Newborn-photography.jpghttp://ethnicelebs.com/mixedbabies/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/baby-boy.jpgAs a kid --http://ethnibabies.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf/2527/IMG_0207.JPGhttp://free.bridal-shower-themes.com/img/h/o/how-old-is-jaden-smith-now_2.jpghttp://www.moviekids.tv/images/headshots/p1/3668_noah_gray-cabey_01.jpgAs a man? --http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_422/12486300046H8A7G.jpghttp://www.iknowhair.com/wp-content/uploads/hairstyles-for-men-afro.jpghttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4550190246_0876b1d8a0_o.jpgAND...just for added measure I took a crack at Bilal. The second one is spot on for what I thought he looked like...just without the mustache and of course with long black hair lol.http://img2.lln.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/5856883d757f40885125d1fdb000b39b1240627920_full.jpghttp://www.joy2day.com/fashion-and-showbiz/men-corner/hair-styles/black-man/images/African%20American%20men%20short%20Hair%20Style,%20Ice%20blonde.jpgSo what do you think?
Ok, so I'm going to make a separate post of why I think Bilal, Carmella and baby Raj look like. Thanks for the pictures and the inspiration Jodi!
Haha, thank you!