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plazmah: Aishwarya Rai dressed in traditional Indian clothes (bollywood: aishwarya)


Whoa. Why couldn't this video have come out a few months ago when I could have NOMINATED IT FOR YULETIDE?!
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As always, thank you for doing this for me, dear writer! I hope to make your job as easy as possible. :)

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As promised, it's finally time for...

TOTEM SHOW AND TELL!


BE AS VAGUE OR DETAILED AS YOU WANT TO BE!
FEEL FREE TO POST PICTURES!

My totem?



I'm not telling you what it is, but you might figure it out when I tell you this: it changes colour.



OKAY GO NUTS Y'ALL. AND FEEL FREE TO LINK TO THIS POST ELSEWHERE. :DDD
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The what's yo flava post in intranationalities somehow led to me looking up cuisine of Karnataka on Wikipedia. It's kind of hilarious how much fun I'm having. Akki roti! Bisi bele bath! Bonda! Neer dosai! Kosambari! Chakli! Ragi mudde! Puliyogare and pongal! OH MY GOD I HAVE TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING AND I'M HUNGRY NOW. Well, maybe it's for the best. ;)
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Title: Ask Me No Favours, I'll Tell You No Lies
Author: [livejournal.com profile] plazmah
Rating: PG
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: none
Summary: Twenty-four years old and Arthur's life is already ruined. He's about to take a drastic course of action when a strange man comes to him with an offer.
Notes: Unbetaed, written for [livejournal.com profile] inception_kink again. GREATEST COMM EVER, Y/Y? Pre-movie, the prompt was; "How Cobb Meets Arthur Fic. Arthur is suicidal for whatever reason, but Cobb ~recognizes his brilliance~ and recruits him with the offer of a way to kill himself without having to actually kill himself." Booyah.

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Ask Me No Favours, I'll Tell You No Lies - PG )
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Title: Keeping It Complicated
Author: [livejournal.com profile] plazmah
Rating: PG
Fandom: Inception (FUCK YEAH INCEPTION)
Pairing: Ariadne/Cobb, Ariadne/Arthur
Summary: Cobb thought he gave up that life, but Arthur and Ariadne (mostly Ariadne) pull him back in, despite the fact Arthur and Ariadne are barely speaking to each other anymore.
Notes: Unbetaed, written for [livejournal.com profile] inception_kink. Yeah yeah, I know. Thankfully, it's low on the kink. I don't even ship Ariadne/Cobb that hardcore (I'm all about the Arthur/Ariadne) but I was compelled by the prompt; "Cobb follows Ariadne down into one of her dreams, for a change." This fic is pretty OT3 if you squint hard enough, actually. Post-movie, so obviously SPOILERS.

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Keeping It Complicated - PG )
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Title: The Ephemeral Heartache of Bryce Davison
Author: [livejournal.com profile] plazmah
Rating: G
Fandom: RPF (FS)
Pairing: Scott/Jessica (fuck all y'all bitchezzzzz) and Bryce/Jessica.
Summary: His partner and best friend is getting married; no time like the present to mourn for what he has lost. Thankfully, he has a friend who understands.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1 for the beta. I started this fic with the intent of making it super angsty, but halfway through writing it I actually met Scott and Tessa (and saw Jessica) in Ilderton and I just could not continue on the same vein of tragic unrequited romance. So this is what I created instead. And now I have no idea if it's appropriate for The Comm. Therefore, in a major departure from my regular fic posts, I give my fair readers a poll.

[Poll #1594054]
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The Ephemeral Heartache of Bryce Davison - G )
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Title: Good Things Come In Pairs
Author: [livejournal.com profile] plazmah
Fandom(s): The Simpsons
Pairing(s): Bart/Terri
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sherri and Terri's bond is shaken as they find their way through their teenage years.
Author's Notes: This was a fic bunny that came to me during Yuletide and I've finally put it all together. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1 for the beta. Sorry about the abrupt ending, but my muse only inspired me up to a certain point and then flew off into the night. ;)

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Terri is inseparable from her twin sister. Unsurprisingly so. )
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Yesterday, I went to Stars On Ice with [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl! And to make it easy on everyone, I made up videos to summarize our experience.





Some things I didn't cover in the videos:
  • Yes, I know, that white speck annoys me too. My digital camera has a broken pixel. Boooo!

  • There's a definite lack of Tessa/Scott footage unfortunately, and this is because whenever they skated I sort of just wanted to feast on their performance with my own eyes and cling to [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1 instead of fiddling with a piece of technology.

  • Actually, there's a general lack of everything, media-wise, because my camera no longer meets my ridiculously high standards. Blah.

  • Pictures of our sign: the front and the back!

  • We got distracted and didn't recruit the girls sitting in front of us. LOL, they were such massive Tessa/Scott fans. And Scott fangirls in particular, hahaha.

  • There was some guy sitting behind us talking about how touring in Japan was tough, and how all his Facebook friends were people from the National Ballet, which made me go "WTF who is this guy? Another figure skater?? Would I know him?!" I turned around and didn't recognize who he was though.

  • OKAY, that first group dance before the intermission was THE SHIT. Not only was the music they used FANTASTICO, but I'M SORRY I could not take my eyes off Tessa because she was all fierce and pretty and omg so good.

  • At the very end of their routine, Bryce got his sweater caught in Jessica's big-ass necklace and it took them a bit of time to get untangled for their bows. Jessica totally facepalmed right there on the ice, hee.

  • After the cast did their very final bow (the one with the kicks), Scott got all giddy and started jumping up and down on the ice, one arm around Tessa and the other around Salé I think. It was TOO CUTE.

  • Kurt Browning did a whole routine in hockey skates! WAT!

  • After the show, when Browning was explaining that certain routines would be repeated for TV, he said something like "So someone is backstage naked, getting changed into the right outfit" and some guy behind us yelled out "TESSA!" which made me and [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1 go O_O to the max.

  • In the add-on segment with Joannie, Browning, Sawyer, and Buttle, it was mainly the boys interacting (poor Joannie didn't even get a mic!), and omfg they were so slashy, no lie. You can just see how much they all get along and enjoy working with each other.

  • [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl and I have decided that since there was no show the next day and because Pelltier was so intent on getting out of there for a drink, the cast went to the London Tap House and had the top floor patio all to themselves and the youngins got tipsy enough to start dancing and there was fun/sexy/awkward times all around because DUDE, Jessica and Bryce there too? BAD JUJU. ;P

  • Pictures (what little I have) have been added to my Flickr account as well. :)

ETA: Ani posted her own thoughts here! :)
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Mama Says Good Girls Marry Doctors
Are you a good girl? You know what we mean: you listen to your parents, there’s no gossip about you in the “community.” Or are you a bad girl? Were you caught smoking in high school? Did you marry that white boy against your parents’ wishes?

We ask you to contribute your story to a forthcoming volume: “Mama Says Good Girls Marry Doctors.” This book focuses on the pressures on South and East Asian women who have grown up in North America to be “good girls.” It seeks to collect the stories of such women, and their traumas, victories, and defeats as they face the control that their immigrant parents try to exercise over them in relation to the choice of a partner, or a career, or their freedom. We want to know how negotiating these pressures affects young Asian diasporic women, their relationship to feminism, to their parents and to their partners or siblings.
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I'm late to the game, but that's the lovely thing about fandom: it doesn't matter. :)



Track listing and files behind the cut. )
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There's this meme going around where you replace white actors with actors of colour in various fandoms that don't have much diversity. I hadn't been familiar with any of the fandoms until I came across [livejournal.com profile] entwashian's recasting of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Loved it! Wanted to do one myself! But... I couldn't think of a fandom. Then [personal profile] dhobikikutti mentioned recasting the Star Wars universe in Bollywood style and I simply COULD NOT RESIST! :DDDD

So here it is, Star Wars Bollywood-ishstyle! Let's divide this shit up.

Original Trilogy )

Prequel Trilogy )

(Originally, I had cast Asian characters to replace the original characters of colour too. But then I figured that since chromatic characters are under-represented anyway, erasure of existing characters isn't all that great. But if you want me to share who I had cast as Lando Calrissian and Mace Windu, I will. *g*)
plazmah: "Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl; ain't nobody like my desi girl" (bollywood: lyrics)
Fun fact: up until a few months ago, I didn't realize that paisley print was the same thing as mango print. I've always called the pattern "mango print" because that's what we call it at home. That's what my mom and my aunts all call it. Come to think of it, I wasn't really ever sure what paisley print referred to. I thought it was some kind of flowery polka-dotted pattern, for some reason. Then one day I was online looking for tiling Twitter backgrounds, came across a pattern labeled as paisley, and became very confused. "Wait, that's a mango print! It's called paisley too? But... why?" Wiki came to the rescue of course. Basically, the East India Company couldn't import as many paisley shawls as they wanted to from India, so they started making them in a Scottish town called Paisley.

I dunno about anyone else, but I think "paisley" is a really odd name for the pattern when you consider its linguistic roots. Like I said, I think of paisley and I envision flowers and polka-dots. This? Is none of that. I'm calling it mango print til the end of time and I don't care if people don't know what I'm talking about. :P

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So last night I suddenly got the BSOD on my laptop for no apparent reason. Fucking BSOD. Anyway, I glibly thought that perhaps there was a god I needed to appease in order to get my technology to work. But then the question remains: who would the Hindu god of technology be? As I fell asleep I decided it was Saraswati but then my mind made a leap to the question "if the Hindu gods were high school students at some posh boarding school in the Himalayan foothills, what would they be like?"

This is what I came up with. (I'm too fannish for my own good.)

A Day In The Life Of A Half-Lost Goddess. )

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The only male version of the MPDG I've ever seen in a movie is SRK's character in Kal Ho Na Ho, hahaha. Please tell me there are others out there, in either Bollywood or Hollywood.
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Title: The Metaphor Principle
Author: [livejournal.com profile] plazmah
Fandom: The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades is Out To Get Us - Song
Pairing: OC/OC
Rating: PG-13
Summary: He has no one to blame but himself.
Author's Notes: Written for genusshrike for Yuletide Madness. :)

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Putting the pen down for a moment, I rub my hands together... )
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Title: While We Wait For This Rebirth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] plazmah
Fandom: Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)
Pairing: Chihiro/Haku
Rating: G
Summary: Leaving Yubaba doesn't make life easier for Haku, no matter how long he hunts for an answer. Time passes and Chihiro starts to lose faith in her wishes. But fate is fortunate to those who wait.
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] temaris for Yuletide; thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1 for the beta. :)

The very first thing he does... )
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Yuletide reveal has occurred! :D Can I just say how much fun I'm having seeing who wrote what? So exciting! [personal profile] dhobikikutti wrote the Dhoom 2 fic! [personal profile] toft wrote the KHNH OT3! [livejournal.com profile] fivil wrote for [personal profile] dharmavati! YAYNESS.

First off, I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] ambientlight for my luscious Haibane Renmei fic and [livejournal.com profile] taurenova for the cutest Darths & Droids treat that I could have asked for. Your stories for me made me squee like a crazy squeeing thing. :)

My gift was the Spirited Away fic While We Wait For This Rebirth for [livejournal.com profile] temaris. I struggled for ideas in the beginning but once I re-watched the movie, ideas and inspiration flowed like crazy. I was done halfway through December and used the rest of the time to beta and go over it with a fine toothed comb. To be honest, I think it's one of the best things I've written. :)

I also wrote a treat, The Metaphor Principle for [personal profile] genusshrike, fic for the song 'The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades is Out To Get Us' by Sufjan Stevens. To be quite honest, that song has always been so very House/Wilson AU to me, so I just embraced that idea, twisted it a little, and went on my merry way. Tiny canons are the way to go!

(Am I the only one getting weirded out by seeing the number 2010 as the year date at the top of everyone's entries? It's like... zomg I'm in the future hahahaha.)
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Oh my god, fuck that meme with the table. I am so done with it. There are other things I'd rather be talking about.

Happy holidays, y'all! I've been spending the last three days eating (I weigh 118 lbs as of yesterday; two more pounds and I will be back to the fattest I've ever been in my life, wow!), playing Beatles Rockband, and watching Planet Earth.

As well as enjoying festive time with family, I've been partaking in the joy of Yuletide for the first time. I am absolutely in love with my gift: the winter hours, 1731 words of dark Haibane Renmei awesomeness. I also got a lovely Madness fic: Episode 2 and 1/4 - The Unexpected Video Store Meet-Cute, 555 words of Annie/Jim (from Darths & Droids) cuteness.

If you go here at my AO3 account you can see what stories I have bookmarked as recs. Fandoms in the recs thus far include Legal Drug, Dhoom 2, Futurama, The Lion King, Homestar Runner, Inuit Mythology, Anthropomorfic, Kal Ho Na Ho, The Ramayana, Spirited Away, Threadless T-shirt Designs (yes you read that right), and #yuletide RPF. Wheeeeee!

Things I got for Xmas:
- Lost season 5
- Avatar season 2
- Lost 2010 calendar
- Microphone stand for Rock Band
- two pairs of pajamas
- purple cotton robe
- some $$$

Things I bought on Boxing Day:
- two shirts from Jacob (wine and teal)
- a black clutch by Guess

Didn't find the cool trench (coat) I was looking for, but ah well. You can't win them all. But my new Guess clutch is a thing of beauty and stirs my very soul. Tim Gunn would be proud. ;P
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Hello all! Figured it might be a good idea to post something here. I'm still using my LJ as my main journal, but I was kind of getting sick of the OpenID business. Hence, new journal. :)

So. What are some cool people or comms over here? What am I missing out on? Anything? Anyone? Bueller?
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First and foremost, thank you for writing me something for Yuletide! I am the noobliest of noobs, completely new to this entire experience, and going through the process been rather exciting and eye-opening to me. I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. :) So, on to the crux of the matter then!

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