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Choti Rani's Ongaku [22 May 2022|05:45am]
[ mood | hopeful ]



Everything is locked, besides my fanfiction. Please comment if you want to be added. I promise I don't bite! :)
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Happy 44th Birthday Shahrukh Khan!!!!! [02 Nov 2014|12:45am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

So, I said I would do something for Rukhie-Jaan's birthday. I procrastinated until I really only had one hour left to think and then I realized that, hey, I've already done tons of posts that celebrate the greatness of SRK. Why not highlight some of those posts in one big mega-epic reference archive post? So that's what I'm gonna do! :)

Whether you're relatively new to my flist or you've just forgotten about some of my older fangirl spams, please go back and enjoy what my LJ has to offer you in the realm of Rukhie!


My First Shahrukh Picspam - Just as the name says, the first time I ever picspammed with only SRK pictures. Not a whole lot, since back then I only posted reasonable amounts of photos, unlike the mad spamming you're used to nowadays.

My Rundown of Temptations 2004 - This is a post with tons of description on the Temptations 2004 concert I attended, some nice pictures and a LOT of squeeing. The first and only time I've seen Shahrukh Khan in person.

Shahrukh Khan Biography - This is a post I made in 2005 that's a rundown of his life and career up until his 40th birthday. One of these days I'll add to it with updates to current times.

Shahrukh and His Heroines - A lengthy but quite interesting article I posted where SRK discusses his various co-stars and his history with them.

Shahrukh Jodi Picspam - A picspam in which I extolled the greatness of my two favourite Shahrukh jodis: SRK/Kajol and SRK/Preity.

My Perfect Bollywood Movie - A random idea I had for a Bollywood film I would love to see, with all casting and plot details included. Obviously Shahrukh stars!

Epic Shahrukh Alphabet - A post where I tell you exactly why Shahrukh is the greatest there is by using all of the letters in the alphabet. Tons of pictures and videos in this one.

Shahrukh's Special Appearances - Videos of all of SRK's special appearances in various movies.

Five Great Shahrukh Videos - The name speaks for itself. This was my birthday post for him last year, actually.

Shahrukh Khan on Twitter - My triumphant and highly exuberant post declaring SRK's entrance into the world of Twitter. I totally knew there was a reason I caved to that networking site... ;)

Shahrukh Khan Replies to Me on Twitter - Umm...this is pretty self-explanatory isn't it? I. am. still. in. SHOCK!!!! *_* Between this and Preity Zinta blowing me a kiss at Temptations, I think my life is pretty much complete. ^=^

Shahrukh Khan Visits My Livejournal - Oh god, this one was pretty embarrassing, but kinda cool. I mean, as strange as it is to believe, Shahrukh Khan clicked on a link and read through one of my LJ posts. INSANITY!! O_O

45 Reasons Why I Love Shahrukh Khan - This was my celebratory post for Shahrukh's 45th birthday - filled with tons and tons of videos!

My Picture With Shahrukh Khan - My friend and I caught SRK right after he left his hotel room for the airport during IIFA Weekend and snapped this pic! :D

Updated Shahrukh Khan Biography - As promised I updated the SRK bio. Only took me six years! :P You can also read it as a feature over at Bollyspice.com.


I'll probably update as I do other similar kinds of posts in the future. :)

Enjoy!! <3



And in extra special Shahrukh-related news, it's been announced that My Name Is Khan will release on February 12th next year! It may not be my birthday (which is already an extremely busy week anyway...) but it will make for an extremely fun Reading Week!! ^_^

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS [10 Feb 2014|07:34pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]



LOOK AT THAT MEDAL COUNT AND WEEP WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS WE ARE THE WINTER

I AM OFFICIALLY DUBBING US CANADYONCE BECAUSE



lol :D

GO TEAM CANADA GO

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Three Is Better Than None [21 May 2013|12:41pm]
[ mood | hot ]

So, I realized the other day that three out of four of my favourite shows of this TV season had something in common: strong, fierce, independent, working women of colour!

In slightly related news, my fourth favourite show of the TV season was Go On and I couldn't be more sad that NBC decided to cancel it. ;_; One of the funniest, most heart-warming, REAL shows I have ever watched

Here is my ode to my three favourite fabulous funny fashionista females!!


Olivia Pope played by Kerry Washington
Scandal



I am not a toy you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny, I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie, I am not a fantasy! If you want me... Earn me!Collapse )


Dr. Mindy Lahiri played by Mindy Kaling
The Mindy Project



You are not Mindy, you’re a warrior, and your warrior name is... Beyonce Pad Thai.Collapse )


Dr. Joan Watson played by Lucy Liu
Elementary



You're the smartest man I know... Waiting for you to chime in and say that's ridiculous.Collapse )

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Four TV Shows Troy, Abed and Annie Tried To Watch Together, And One They All Liked [31 Mar 2013|07:18pm]
[ mood | working ]

Title: Four TV Shows Troy, Abed and Annie Tried To Watch Together, And One They All Liked
Fandom: Community
Character(s): Abed Nadir, Annie Edison, Troy Barnes
Rating: PG
Summary: Abed's attempt to foster room-mate bonding via TV shows doesn't work as well as he would have hoped. Is there anything he, Troy and Annie can all agree on?
Notes: I wrote this for yuletide 2012.

Abed kept a calm composure. It seemed his first attempt had failed. They never even got past the DVD menu.Collapse )

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2012, Into Your Films We Will Delve [06 Feb 2013|08:54pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

It's that time for me to give little mini-reviews and recommendations for all the 2012 Bollywood films!

This year it's going to be a little different, I'm doing it award-style, so each film wins its own title! :P

(For anyone who cares, you can read my 2011, 2010 and 2009 roundups as well.)

Good Songs, Typical MovieCollapse )


The Deja VuCollapse )


Surprise Hit Of The YearCollapse )


Gorefest 2012Collapse )


Least Likely To Get A Sequel No Matter How Badly The Producer Would Like To Make OneCollapse )


Most Non-Threateningly Boring MovieCollapse )


Why Are There So Many Characters? And Why Are They All Yelling??Collapse )


That Wasn't As Bad As I Expected It To BeCollapse )


Harmless TimepassCollapse )


Bigger Is Not Always BetterCollapse )


That Movie I Will Never Watch In A Million YearsCollapse )


How Is This Possible...Boring First Half and Improved Second Half?!!Collapse )


Oh Yeah, I Watched That...Collapse )


Most Authentic Movie-Going ExperienceCollapse )


Taking On Organized Religion, No BiggieCollapse )


Worst Case Of The StupidCollapse )


Spotted That Mystery From A Mile AwayCollapse )


Most Unnecessary SequelCollapse )


Lamest ComebackCollapse )


Sisters Are Doin' It For ThemselvesCollapse )


Best Film Of 2012Collapse )

In conclusion, watch these films: Kahaani, Barfi, Agneepath, Ek Tha Tiger, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Talaash, Cocktail and English Vinglish. Surprisingly, 2012 fared better than previous years have, imho.

Lemme know all of your thoughts on these movies if you happened to watch them.

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All My Ladies Feelin’ Naughty That Don’t Need No Man To P-Party [05 Jan 2013|03:32am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Because my greatest musical obsession in 2012 was 2NE1, I feel like doing countdown of my 12 favourite songs by the Kpop girl group extraordinaire!

12. Lollipop



This song is so different from the 2NE1 we're used to. They're so young and fresh-faced and not swaggin' at all! This was their introduction to the world and so they were easing into the scene. But I can't help but love this silly song and smile like an idiot watching the video. Big Bang and 2NE1 together! YG FAMILY, BAY-BEE!!


11. Scream



This is actually an original Japanese song that the Korean group is pulling off. There's something about this song that really clicks for me. It's different, funky and tons of fun! And it's kind of cool to listen to the girls sing in Japanese; the language brings something a little new to their style.


10. Follow Me



Right here is the 2NE1 we know and love. Four girls with unique abilities and personalities who somehow fit together perfectly. :) This would make the list based solely on the M-I-N-Z-Y song line omg. ILU SFM MINZY I love the way the girls werq during the bridge. Also we get Stormtroopers!


9. Oh Yeah



G-Dragon and TOP are so great in this song, but I love how 2NE1 each brings their own unique style and personality to the performance. And then Park Bom - the original female singer for the track - steps out on stage at the end and BRINGS it. :D


8. Fire



Oh man I love this song and this video. I love how dressed down and low maintenance the girls are in their solo debut. Plus, random cameo from GD for like one second! XD And of course, the song is super catchy, I always sing and dance to it in my car and get weird looks from people... ^=^;


7. Lonely



I'm usually not a fan of slow ballads as a rule, but this song really speaks to me. They all express the feelings so well even through the language barrier. I also enjoyed the meaning once I read into the translation and am glad it isn't your typical "I'm single and alone boo hoo" kinda girl group song. Even in this matter 2NE1 has to do it differently. :D


6. Hate You



This song is so dance-y and fierce and fantastic! One of the few songs I fell in love with INSTANTLY. Fun fact: originally they recorded a version where CL said "fuck you" instead of "hate you" which explains the slightly off grammar in the chorus. ;) AND WHO DOESN'T LOVE ANIME!2NE1 KICKING ASS IN THE VIDEO????


5. Please Don't Go



CL and Minzy are my favourite members of 2NE1. At first this song didn't work for me at all, I thought the verse and the chorus didn't vibe well. Now, this is one my favourite songs in the world! I don't know what it is, I just suddenly GOT it and the rest is history... I love the chemistry CL and Minzy have in this performance, they are having so much fun on stage together!!


4. The Leaders



CL, Teddy and G-Dragon come together in one of the greatest rap songs I have ever heard. I'm serious. I have no freaking clue what they're saying in Korean and yet I still KNOW that their flow is unreal! Especially CL. Oh man. When she starts in on her part at the end I literally get chills. *_* One of my most played songs and a testament to how great Korean rap truly is.


3. I Love You



Usually I prefer 2NE1's upbeat songs to their slow ones, but this one just works SO WELL. It has the perfect mix of fast and slow pace, emotion and dance. It moves from one musical scheme to another so effectively! Super catchy, a great video and an amazing piece of musical production. They somehow perfectly balance vulnerability and sexiness in one song.


2. Can't Nobody



To me this is the like quintessential perfect 2NE1 song and video and it doesn't even register in my mind that this song is in English! They werq it just like they would any Korean song. LOOK AT CL IN THAT FUCKING LAMBORGHINI JUSt LOOOOK AT HERRRRR *_* MINZY TWERKING WHILE DRESSED IN LEATHER *_* BOM IN A DOJO WITH RED HAIR *_* SPIKED HOODIE!!


1. I Am The Best



Um. Is it POSSIBLE for any other 2NE1 song to be at #1?? Oh man. This is literally one of the greatest songs and videos in ANY language ANYWHERE in the world of ALL TIME!! This is fierce and flawfree at its pinnacle of existence. Everything that is great about 2NE1 isolated and condensed into less than four minutes. I don't even know. I have no words to describe this song, but if you can't fathom its perfection that's your loss. YOU JUST HAVE TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS VIDEO AND UNDERSTAND~~




This entry is brought to you by Park Bom and OKSUSU! corn. XD

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Yuletide Recs 2012 [28 Dec 2012|06:10pm]
[ mood | full ]

Shenmue
A Promise - Ryo made a promise to tell Nozomi how he feels. This is the story gifted to me this year. I have been making this fic request since my very first Yuletide. This story is (in my mind) five years in the making and I could NOT be happier with how it turned out!! <3


Archie Comics
each new morning in heaven - But what Veronica loves best of all about flying is landing. Veronica Lodge is my favourite character (besides Jughead) in the Archie comics universe, and this is the perfect character study of her and life outside of Riverdale. The characterization is so realistic that Ronnie actually comes to life.


Boy Meets World
New Stranger In Town - A lot can change in over a decade, but the best things in life remain a constant. A fluffy Boy Meets World reunion through the eyes of Minkus. Very sweet and in-line with the tone of the show.


Code Name: Sailor V
She Breaks Just Like a Little Girl - No one seems to remember that she’s thirteen and making all of this up as she goes along. A bittersweet introspective on Minako during her Sailor V days. I love delving into the more angst-ridden aspects of Sailor Senshi life and Sailor V was the first; her time as a solo fighter is rarely explored.


Community
Course History - Some of the classes that Annie, Abed and Troy have taken together at Greendale over the years. My favourite Community trio in the strange-beyond-belief world of Greendale Community College. It's super funny and fits the show perfectly!

Testament to Continuity - "The fact that you and Annie are going out to dinner tonight without me, and to some place that doesn’t serve greasy, fried things in paper bags, is a testament to internal continuity." I have a weakness for Troy/Annie. And continuity!


Dead Poets Society
he doesn't act (he thinks) - Neil takes the other path. A really cool AU take on Neil. It works as a great character study while also being a clever crossover.


Elementary
Three Anniversaries: A Love Story - Not all great love stories are about romance. This to me is the perfect description of Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson's relationship over the years in a concise, succinct, sweet story.


Happy Endings
How Grant got his Max back - ”Lemme tell you how it all went down. It happened like this, and exactly like this--” Or so Max would say when anyone asked for them whole, and no doubt a-dore-a-bull, story of how he and Grant got back together. How the Grax happened, if you will. This fic is just too adorable and so in-character for Max. Plus, I for one really loved Grant and was so glad to see him back in the story.

Lie Back and Think of Lake Shore Drive (or 8 Ways Max has been Screwed by Chicago) - You'd think throwing up in a CTA trashcan while waiting for the 2am red line train would be the lowest point in Max's life in Chicago. It's not. I find Happy Endings extremely difficult to write for to capture the voice of the characters but this author does so perfectly, it's unbelievable!


Hart of Dixie
You Should Come Around More, Alabama - While George is in New York City, Lemon finds companionship in an unlikely place. (Pre-show, friendship fic unless you squint.) Lately I've been shipping Lemon/Wade and therefore love this fic. Superficiality aside, this story pairs two characters together that the show rarely does in a completely reasonable way within the confines of canon.


Mindy Project
"Taylor Swift Is My Kryptonite" and Other Revelations About Danny Castellano - Between a very public breakup, an awkward bout of office sex, and the holiday season degrading into a general pile of suck, December 2012 is one of the most frustrating months of Mindy's life. Plus, there's the nagging fact that Danny has been acting so weird. A super awkward yet super cute tale of Mindy's life in December following the madness of the winter finale.

when you wish upon a star (or bury some mustard seeds outside your place of work) you look like an insane person (but i'm into that, i guess) - "And when it happens to you, you won't see it coming, either." Or - don't underestimate the power of horoscopes. As a brown girl, I have to vouch for how spot-on the characterization of Mindy and her family life is in this story. Fantastic!

New Year's Eve - Danny and Mindy make a bet over who will deliver the first baby of 2013. Banter, births, babies and maybe a hint of romance? Some fun Mindy/Danny fluff.


New Girl
Fifty in the Jar - Jess and Schmidt really shouldn't have, but they did, and everyone finds out. Chaos ensues. There's something so perfect about Jess and Schmidt hooking up and the everyone being all messed up over it.


Parks and Recreation
talk to your friends, talk to my friends - Ben needs some good, solid advice from a rational human being. Too bad he's in Pawnee. Supreme Ben/Leslie fluff with great cameos from all of our favourite Pawnee friends.


Princess of China - Coldplay (Music Video)
Two Halves of My Heart - Once upon a time, you stole my star I love this video and couldn't be happier that someone wrote beautiful, angsty, perfect fic for it!


The Office (US) RPF
Pals - A decade of friendship, sex, love, and sandwiches - not necessarily in that order - in the lives of Mindy and B.J. I'm not always on-board for RPF but this seriously reads like it could be a missing chapter from Mindy Kaling's autobiography!


Twisted Princess (Disney Fanart)
Seven for a Secret - Seven Happily Ever Afters that weren't. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Disney. This fic is incredible, that's really the only way to describe it. All of the fairytales we know and love with very different outcomes.


You Belong With Me (song)
You Belong With Her - Taylor had been last into the showers and now the girls' locker room is empty. Empty except for the captain of the cheerleading squad, who has her pinned one armed to the lockers and is giving her a look that could melt a hole through lead. I never thought I would ever read fic for this song in my life but most definitely didn't think I would end up sympathizing with the cheerleader. Overall, this fic has some interesting twists and turns and gives a much more realistic look into high school life than the original song ever did.

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Kab Se Meri Saans Rukhi Thi, Mujhe Saans Aayi, Saans Mein Teri Saans Mili To, Mujhe Saans Aayi [18 Nov 2012|07:04pm]
[ mood | pleased ]

It's sad that even just a year ago so many more people were active on LJ still and getting excited about different Bollywood movies and such. Now I haven't seen anything like that on LJ at all. The only fangirling I've done has been on Twitter, lol.

Regardless, I'm gonna do a review because I SAW JAB TAK HAI JAAN!!



Jab Tak Hai Jaan ThoughtsCollapse )

I think I liked the movie even more after a couple of days. It left me with a certain ~feeling~ I don't even know what or why but it did, and to me that's the sign of a good movie. :) That being said, I think English Vinglish is still my favourite movie of the year. *nod*

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Yule It Up! [18 Oct 2012|02:02pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Dear Yuletide Santa,

Hi there. Before you even start writing a single word for me, I'd like to give you a big ol' thank you! No matter what you write, I am certain that I'm going to love it! All of these fandoms are small, but still very close to my heart, so the fact that I'd be getting any fic at all for them is a great delight to me. :)

In general, I like OT3s. I'm not married to either het or slash and usually just want everyone to be happy, which is why I tend to go for OT3s. I also really like gen. I'm not a huge shipper in any sense of the word and what I really look for is more description of characters, their relationships and their feelings. Smut is not something I really crave. I'm more of a PG or PG-13 kinda girl. I love angst, but I do love closure and happy endings. Angst makes things realistic, but I'd like the characters to ultimately be in a good place. I like my characters to be IC, even if the situations they are in are not. So if they're in an AU world, I'd still like them to be recognizable, you know? I'm not against character introspection, since I love to understand motivations, but I do like for things to happen in the fic I read and for action to also take place. Finally, I am definitely not stubborn in the kind of fics I enjoy. I'm always up for unique stuff and would much rather my dear Yuletide writer feels comfortable writing what they want, rather than trying to fit within a strict paradigm that I give them. Surprise me! :)

There's not really too much I won't read, so don't worry about that. The only thing I'd stress is that if you're going to write within a given universe, try to have it stick to the canon. I don't like to veer too off-course, unless you provide a reasonable explanation in the fic itself. Other than that...go wild!

Specific RequestsCollapse )

Thank you so much! I'm really looking forward to my lovely Yuletide gift. I guess if you have any burning questions, feel free to ask our friendly neighbourhood Yuletide mods to contact me. :)

Anita

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Aftermath [08 Jul 2012|11:37pm]
[ mood | restless ]

Title: Aftermath
Rating: PG
Fandom: House MD
Summary: Cuddy visits Wilson in Princeton one last time before his cross-country travels begin.
Pairings: Wilson/Cuddy, House/Wilson, House/Cuddy, House/Cuddy/Wilson
Notes: Spoilers for the entire series. I'll be the first to admit that this is kind of silly and OOC but it was something I just NEEDED to write. Partly because Cuddy was so close with Wilson - so much so that he was a character reference for her adoption - that I am certain she would have been there for him in the final arc. Partly because I sorely miss the OT3 banter. Thanks to plazmah for giving me the confidence to not just scrap the fic entirely. Enjoy!

​Before her fears could propel her to her feet, Wilson arrived. And smiled. That was all it took for Cuddy to realize just how damn much she had missed him.Collapse )

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If You Can Love Somebody, Love Them All The Same, You Gotta Love Somebody, Love Them All The Same [06 Jul 2012|12:02am]
[ mood | dorky ]

So there's this season of House MD starting off with House and Wilson on the outs because Wilson's girlfriend Amber died in the last season finale indirectly due to House. And then there's this wonderful episode where they're reunited and it feels so good and all is right with the world. And so you keep trucking along in the season and encounter the episode "Lucky Thirteen" and correctly deduce that it's all Olivia Wilde screentime.

But it is actually one of the most important House/Cuddy/Wilson episodes ever.

In Which Anita Gets SERIOUS About Her OT3Collapse )

Told ya this was gonna get serious.

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Razorblades And Bandaides [22 Jun 2012|08:10pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Here is a fanmix I made dedicated to the final House/Wilson arc in House MD's final season. A little lovely, a little bit dark, a lot of bittersweet. Enjoy! :)



Razorblades And BandaidesCollapse )
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"I made this!" [11 Apr 2012|08:02pm]
[ mood | quixotic ]

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World of Difference [08 Jan 2012|07:38pm]
[ mood | rushed ]

Title: World of Difference
Fandom: The X-Files RPF
Character(s): David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
Rating: PG
Summary: Two people, two decades, and the moments in between.
Notes: I wrote this for yuletide 2011. Thank you to plazmah, greenfish and foxtoast for being great betas!

It’s days like this that make Gillian Anderson certain she has made a mistake in her life.Collapse )

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The Inch-High Samurai [08 Jan 2012|07:21pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

Title: The Inch-High Samurai
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Rating: G
Summary: Aiko finds herself drawn to Junichi in Storybrooke, but what was their story in the past of Enchanted Forest? Will history repeat itself?
Notes: I wrote this for yuletide 2011. This story is based on the Japanese fairytale Issun-boshi. No major spoilers for Once Upon A Time beyond the initial set-up of the Pilot.

Regardless of his supernatural stature, his parents loved him with all of their hearts. Their boy was clever and strong-willed. His size did not make him any less of a man.Collapse )

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Har Ghadi, Main Jisko Dhoondun, Bachke Na Jaayega, Haan Kahin, Na Kahin Toh Ek Din, Mujhe Mil Hi Jaa [08 Jan 2012|05:55pm]
[ mood | working ]

Finally saw Don 2 on Friday. Here are some thinky-thoughts!

In Aankhon Mein Hai, Jaane Kaisi Jwala, Is Ko Mat Bujhne Dena, Sun Lo Mera KehnaCollapse )

Alright, and because I am super curious about the answers to both of these questions...

Poll #1809305 Which Film Did You Like More?
This poll is closed.

Which Film Did You Like More?

Ra.One
1(25.0%)
Don 2
3(75.0%)





Poll #1809306 Which Film Did You Like More?
This poll is closed.

Which Film Did You Like More?

Don: The Chase Begins Again
4(57.1%)
Don 2
3(42.9%)






And if anyone is interested, here is a summary of all the rankings I've given BW movies on this LJ thus far:

8.0/10 - Dus, Lakshya

8.2/10 - Bunty Aur Babli, Salaam Namaste

8.21/10 - I Hate Luv Storys

8.22/10 - Ra.One, Don 2

8.23/10 - Raavan

8.25/10 - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

8.3/10 - Fanaa, Hum Tum

8.4/10 - Jodhaa Akbar, Love Aaj Kal

8.5/10 - Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Paheli

8.6/10 - Swades, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

8.65/10 - My Name Is Khan

8.7/10 - Saawariya, Om Shanti Om

8.8/10 - Water, Taare Zameen Par

9.0/10 - Main Hoon Na, Kyun Ho Gaya Na

9.1/10 - Don, Chak De India

9.2/10 - Krrish

9.25/10 - Veer-Zaara

9.5/10 - Black
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Anita's Roundup Review Of The Bollywood Movies In 2011 [08 Jan 2012|05:11pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

You guys might remember last year when I did a roundup for all the 2010 Bollywood films. Well, I'm about to do it again, this time for the 2011 movies!

Though my thoughts are not quite as negative as my 2010 roundup they are also not as positive as my 2009 roundup. I was somewhat disappointed but not intensely so. But being the optimist that I am I always start back up every single year ready and eager for the new films that are arriving!

Note: I have not seen Aarakshan (we own it), Force (not all that interested), Desi Boyz (another I'm not too keen on) or Ladies VS Ricky Bahl (will see it eventually), so they will not be discussed.


2011, Some Pennies From HeavenCollapse )

In conclusion, watch these films: No One Killed Jessica, 7 Khoon Maaf, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Mausam, The Dirty Picture. The rest are completely dependent on personal taste. For example, if you're a Shahrukh fan watch Ra.One and Don 2, if you're an Abhishek fan watch Dum Maaro Dum, etc.

Lemme know all of your thoughts on these movies if you happened to watch them.

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My Yuletide Recs [30 Dec 2011|04:00am]
[ mood | peaceful ]

Starcraft
Sometimes you need to shift your game from macro to micro - What the title says, starring a couple rebel leaders. Even with compatible management styles, it's good to be multi-focused. This is the story gifted to me this year. I wish I could truly explain what a great world the author has built, exploring Raynor's Raiders and specifically how Matt Horner fits into that world, but no amount of praise would be enough!


Aladdin
Passings - The genie has had many masters in his long life An extremely creative and fairly stark look at the Aladdin universe.


Archie Comics
You're gone from here, soon you will disappear - Everyone's trying to get away from Riverdale, but something brings Reggie back. An interesting look back at how the lives of Archie and friends ultimately turned out, with a pleasantly surprising twist.


Being Erica
For the Good of the Patient - "Amanda. The one he gave it all up for. And she’s worth it. Living his life is worth it. He just didn’t know how much it was going to hurt having to leave Erica behind." An amazingly heartfelt look at the Erica-Dr. Tom relationship and what the future might have brought them.


Black Swan
variations - The music of the mind wants choreography for the flesh it lightens. An intriguing look at how events following the film could possibly proceed, with a slight twist on Swan Lake.


Community
beating at the fourth wall - Due to budget constraints and poor registration numbers, Greendale is going on hiatus for the rest of the year. The study group is not taking this injustice lying down. Wonderfully meta along with being completely spot-on with character voices. And did I mention funny?

The Sinister Scheme of Sneezy Batman - “Oh look, a cat,” Abed said as though he was commenting on the weather and not an earth-shattering disaster. This story is funny, adorable and pitch-perfect with its characterization of Annie, Abed and Troy.

22 Short Fics About Abed Nadir - Inspired by "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould" and the portraits of Despair in Sandman: Endless Nights. Twenty two views of Abed's life from childhood memories to his current course load. Written for Yuletide 2011. This story is able to perfectly encapsulate the character of Abed.

What Normal People Do - Annie has put a lot of time and effort into being a normal person. Troy and Abed, not so much. If you like OT3 - especially Abed/Annie/Troy - this is the perfect story for you.


Hart of Dixie
Christmas in Dixie - Zoe experiences Christmas in Bluebell, thanks to Wade and Lavon. A fun holiday story featuring the ever-hilarious trio of Zoe, Lavon and Wade.


Hey Arnold!
but everything happens for reasons she will never understand - No matter how hard you try to run away from your past, it always seems to catch up with you. Helga G. Pataki learns this firsthand when she’s called back to Hillwood for her father’s funeral after being gone for four years. A very believable future for Helga and Arnold.


How I Met Your Mother
Blue Rodeo Bird - "You reenacted the bird flying into the ceiling fan with your chicken fingers," Barney said. "Best non-porn puppet play I've seen in years." Littered with references from the show as well as great interactions from all of the characters, even in rarer combinations.


Mulan
Writing With Chopsticks - When the Emperor recruits Mulan to help China in the aftermath of the Hun attack, Mulan finds that more people than not want to box her into a woman's "honorable" role. She's having none of it. The perfect continuation post-film with everyone completely in-character.


New Girl
The Sun's In My Heart - Jess loses someone and in the end, when it counts, the guys are there for her. A fic that gives us great backstory on Jess as well as strengthens our understanding of her relationships with the guys and Cece.


Once Upon A Time
Snow and Ash - How the friendship of Snow White and Cinderella began, and most importantly, how they discover the two of them have much in common after all. A great tale where we find out that Snow White and Cinderella have a deeper history than previously realized.

well I was the one who showed you the sky - Knowing intellectually that you were someone else in a past life is a completely different thing from believing it, feeling it. Mary Margaret Blanchard knows this all too well. Character study of Mary Margaret that builds to an end where everything comes to a head.

The Many Lies of Walter Elias Disney - Emma Swan has never liked Disney movies. The lies start with 'happily ever after' and just keep building from there. An incredible character study of Emma that gives us great backstory as well as implications about her future.


Parks and Recreation
It All Comes Down to Friday - Leslie gets an offer she can't refuse -- or can she? Extremely heart-warming future fic including Leslie and Ben's precocious daughter.

Ben Wyatt, Christmas Disaster - Better a cube butt, Ben thought, than a Christmas disaster. Fluffy fantastic fic with a good helping of all the Parks and Rec characters we know and love.


Skins (UK)
The Perfect Man - Mini likes to make collages of her perfect man. The progression to realization of Mini on her true feelings for Franky.


The Vision of Escaflowne
Cultural Boundaries - It’s Van’s turn to adjust (or not) to technology and culture in Hitomi’s world. A fun little look at how Van and Hitomi's cross-dimensional relationship might play out.

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YuleLetter [16 Nov 2011|10:48pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Dear Yuletide Santa,

Hi there. Before you even start writing a single word for me, I'd like to give you a big ol' thank you! No matter what you write, I am certain that I'm going to love it! All of these fandoms are small, but still very close to my heart, so the fact that I'd be getting any fic at all for them is a great delight to me. :)

In general, I like OT3s. I'm not married to either het or slash and usually just want everyone to be happy, which is why I tend to go for OT3s. I also really like gen. I'm not a huge shipper in any sense of the word and what I really look for is more description of characters, their relationships and their feelings. Smut is not something I really crave. I'm more of a PG or PG-13 kinda girl. I love angst, but I do love closure and happy endings. Angst makes things realistic, but I'd like the characters to ultimately be in a good place. I like my characters to be IC, even if the situations they are in are not. So if they're in an AU world, I'd still like them to be recognizable, you know? I'm not against character introspection, since I love to understand motivations, but I do like for things to happen in the fic I read and for action to also take place. Finally, I am definitely not stubborn in the kind of fics I enjoy. I'm always up for unique stuff and would much rather my dear Yuletide writer feels comfortable writing what they want, rather than trying to fit within a strict paradigm that I give them. Surprise me! :)

There's not really too much I won't read, so don't worry about that. The only thing I'd stress is that if you're going to write within a given universe, try to have it stick to the canon. I don't like to veer too off-course, unless you provide a reasonable explanation in the fic itself. Other than that...go wild!

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Thank you so much! I'm really looking forward to my lovely Yuletide gift. I guess if you have any burning questions, feel free to ask our friendly neighbourhood Yuletide mods to contact me. :)

Anita

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