You might remember this article where I helped you spot Montreal basic bitches... I now invite you to take a look at another interesting specimen - Montreal fuckboys. What's a fuckboy you ask? I'll explain. A fuckboy, also known as "fuccboi" or "fuckboi" is a popular slang term that is used to describe the "worst kind of guy" you can imagine. According to urban dictionary, a fuckboy is the ultimate degenerate of the universe. Fuckboys walk among us and might not even realize their own true nature. Have no fear though, I'm here to help. Here are 10 things that will help you spot a Montreal fuckboy.
1. He asks you for nudes
He constantly asks you for nudes. He'll even try and make you feel like you owe him nudes - don't fall for these guilt trip manipulations. A fuckboy prefers your nudes over actually hanging out with you. He'll go as far as cancelling plans with you, but he will still slide into your DMs, like "Hey, what's up".
2. He's a fan of dick pics
I posted a dick pic guide a couple of days ago. Well, a fuckboy couldn't care less about all these rules. He'll send you tons of dick pics whether you like it or not.
3. He's into swag
You can easily spot a Montreal fuckboy by the way he dresses. He loves "swag". If he remotely resembles Justin Bieber - he's a fuckboy. If he posts close ups of his clothing items on social media - he's a fuckboy. If he's wearing an inappropriately low v-neck and trims his chest hair - he's a fuckboy.
Gym selfies and/or mirror selfies? Fuckboys think they're really hot and everyone needs to know that.
5. He invites you for "Netflix and chill"
Instead of taking you out for dinner, a fuckboy asks you to come over and chill. The bad news - he doesn't actually want to chill with you, if you know what I mean. Wanna mess with your fuckboy? Tell him to take you to one of these places and see how fast he stops texting you back.
6. He brags about his sexual conquests
If he tells you how many girls he's hooked up with, run! Like, "You know Amanda that works at Buona? I have a bunch of her nudes in my phone, wanna see?" He might also say how big of a hoe his EX is or something... that's typical fuckboy behavior.
7. He only texts you after sundown
Fuckboys text at the most inappropriate hours. Things like, "Where are you?" or "Wanna chill?" after 3am is a good indication of his fuckboyness. Also, he will never call you. Fuckboy's favorite methods of communication are texting and Snapchat.
8. He says things like "Bros before hoes" or "Hoes be like"
He obviously prefers the company of his bros over yours too.
9. He's a club rat
You know where to find him every Friday and Saturday - he's popping bottles with his bros at a club. Sundays are for Piknic Electronik or Beachclub, by the way.
10. He doesn't have a job
And probably still lives with his parents in Westmount. If you ask him why he's still living with his folks, he'll say something like "They need me" or "I'm moving out really soon". He's not moving out anytime soon though...
Bonus - You met on Tinder?
He's a fuckboy.
You might want to read this article, if you're tired of meeting fuckboys.
MTL Blog had a chat with the CF Montréal player to discuss the upcoming season, playing pandemic soccer, and the team's feelings about the new name.
This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.
What’s it like playing in Europe versus playing in front of your hometown fans in Montreal?
We're lucky to have a good fan base where the fans are really into soccer and they're coming out every game to support us in good and bad moments.
It's a bit the same way in Europe, but it's obviously a lot better for me to be here in Montreal and be able to play with my friends and having my family coming out to the stadium and having people that I love watching me play live instead of on TV.
I haven't played a big club like Manchester United or clubs like that. But, for me, playing in your hometown, you get the best of both worlds here as a professional soccer player. You're doing what you love in your hometown, you're able to see your friends, your family. For me, that's a dream come true, for sure.
With the pandemic, fans aren’t there anymore. How much does this take away from the game in your opinion?
I think it takes a lot, honestly, not having the crowd cheering for you or the other team. They give you the extra push in the game to either keep the win or when you need to actually push to get the goal. It's obviously something that we really miss.
It's really disappointing, obviously, because now we're not allowed to be able to play here in Montreal. It's weird because when you play away, people say, "normally at home, you win and when you play away, you lose." But it's just a stadium, you know. But when you play an entire season away from home, you really feel it. We really miss it.
When we played our first game with no fans, it just felt like it was still a preseason game. There are no fans, and you hear each other really well, you hear the coaches and stuff like that. It was tough at first to get that into that mentality of "okay, yeah, this is the real deal."
For me, it doesn't really play on my focus, because I know when it's game time, you know? But I think I'm missing a little bit of that excitement when I know there are 20,000 or even more fans cheering for your team.
How did you feel about the new team name and about all the hate towards the new name?
At first, it was a surprise to me because it's a big change. I played for the Impact and now I'm playing for the Club de Foot Montreal. It took time to adapt to it for us players. We can call it Impact, the Foot, whatever you want but we're playing for Montreal first and foremost.
I can understand people not liking the changes. There are die-hard fans that were shocked when the announcement was made. I think when the season will start, some fans that weren't really convinced about the changes will be.
At the end of the day, it's up to us, the players and the team to try to stick some success to that new name and new logo.
Though some people are a bit skeptical about that snowflake logo, it's a fact where we're the northernmost of all the teams in the league, it's the coldest place in the league, we get snow, so I think it's really in our identity. Let's not hide the fact that we have a shitload of snow here in Montreal and that it's part of our lives year over year. The hype behind the fact that people think it's stupid and all that, I don't agree.
What can we expect from CF Montréal this season?
We want to be a team that it's really hard to play against. We have a younger squad that's really ambitious, really aggressive, with a lot of energy. I think that's what you can expect from us. You'll see a team that is giving its best every game for the club, for the fans and for the city.
If you're a student or don't have a car in Montreal, you're acutely aware of the struggle of waiting for an STM bus or a delayed metro that never shows up.
Trust me, I do not miss it — and it'll be hard to resist complaining even once during a post-pandemic winter — but I'll welcome the chance to be outside with somewhere to go after being holed up at home for almost two years.
I'll never complain about tourists in Montreal again. In fact, I'm so deprived of human interaction, I'll TALK to total strangers. I'll even career pivot and become a tour guide, a hotel manager or a flight attendant — who cares about a university degree when you can travel the world?
JK — I probably won't do that. But instead of complaining about our American neighbours gawking at our familiar sights, I'll gawk along with them.
Gyms closed almost immediately at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec, and working out at home is virtually impossible for many of us.
The city rejoiced when Quebec reopened red-zone gyms this March, with Montrealers everywhere salivating at the thought of actually moving their bodies. I'll never complain about being able to work out ever again in a post-pandemic Montreal... no matter how much my legs hurt the next day.
Club members meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss various Black and African authors that are often not taught in schools.
Black Girls Gather recently hosted its first public event, where a group of panellists got together to discuss African and Afro-descendant literature. The club plans on hosting more events for the public in the future.
You can read our interview with Black Girls Gather's Outreach and Event Coordinator, Joanna Kanga, below.
Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.
How did the Black Girls Girls Gather book club come to be?
The idea for Black Girls Gather (A WIBCA Book Club) stems from the fabulous minds of our Co-Founders/Co-Coordinators Mariame Touré and Fabiola Ngamaleu Teumeni.
On their last night attending a social, economical and political forum at Bishop University in Sherbrooke, they wondered what they could do with all the information they had learned. Both being avid readers and having gone to a predominantly white high school where the selections of books written by BIPOC authors was non-existent, they decided it would be a great idea to start a book club.
This club centers on Black women and literary works by Black authors.
The team consist of Fabiola Ngamleu Teumeni and Mariame as our Co-Coordinators, Khadija Dia and Samantha Nyinawumuntu as our Assistant-Coordinators, Vanessa Manroop as our Treasurer, Amélia Souffrant as our Website Coordinator, Katya Stella Assoe as our Social Media Coordinator and myself as our Outreach and Event Coordinator.
The book club doesn't only include reading sessions where we discuss the books and make an association with our personal experiences — it also includes workshops.
The activities of the club consist of movie screenings, creative writing workshops, poetry workshops, visits from special guests (authors, podcast hosts) and art sessions all revolving around the books studied.
The purpose of this project would be to expose young girls to Black literature and engage in discussions around themes such as coming of age, racism, discrimination, identity, feminism, love, family, friendship, etc. all while building a network of support, mentorship and sisterhood for girls coming from the Black community in Montreal.
What do you think the importance of this club is?
Our program created a space like no other where young Black girls can gather and find comfort in discussing their shared experiences openly and honestly.
People often overlook the struggles and difficult realities that Black girls and women go through but our program puts the Black girl at the forefront not only in society but in the Black community.
We celebrate Black girls and women and highlight their accomplishments in so demonstrating that their realities cannot be erased.
We have seen an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem within our members. Some of them who struggle with insecurities regarding their hair are starting to overcome them.
A lot of the girls are proud to be able to speak openly about topics that they usually don't feel comfortable enough to talk about. They feel empowered that they are not alone and that they often, as a group, have shared experiences. They also enjoy the sense of sisterhood. [...]
For many of them, our meetings feel like the only place where they feel comfortable enough to speak openly without fear of being judged.
Our program empowers Black girls and women in every aspect not only regarding the love they should have for themselves and their bodies but for the space they should openly take in society.
We encourage our members in their dreams and aspirations and show them examples of Black women who are in diverse fields like politics, science, medicine, law entertainment, etc. We are changing the narrative of Black girls/women.
We are also implementing peace by denouncing verbal and physical violence done to Black girls/women not only in the larger society but in the Black community. We denounce these situations when we see them arise in books and when they are brought up by members from their own experience.
We show them that the Black girl's mind, body and spirit need to be protected.
Who are some of your favourite authors you've read at the club thus far?
We have read a range of different authors from a range of different literary works. Our favourite authors are the legendary, Toni Morrison, the illustrious Tiffany D. Jackson, the enchanting Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
And frankly, all the authors that took part in the writing of Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (a collection of essays by Black women writers) and Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America (a collection of short stories).