Fandom Still Surprises Me

I always knew fanfiction is…strange, but I thought that after these years and all these fandoms, I couldn’t be surprised any more.

And yet, I find I am.

There’s fanfiction of Comedy Nights with Kapil. If you’re Indian, and not living under a rock, you would have at least heard of the show, so I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.


There’s fanfiction of Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Kapil/Sumona fanfic. Bittu/Manju fanfic. In the Bollywood section of That I stumbled across on the hunt for I don’t even remember what.

(Forgive me for my disjointed incoherence, but the strangeness of the entire episode has left me unable to sentence properly.)

And I know I have no room to talk, given some of my unusual fandoms, but…this is like someone writing fanfic of The Kumars at no. 42. Just. Why?

Size Does Matter

[Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, mid-movie] He may have once been kind, but that was before Erebor fell. Now Thorin Oakenshield doesn’t have time for niceties, or sparing the hobbit’s feelings. Thorin looks at Bilbo’s puny arms, and hands that have never held a blade sharper than a …


[Gandalf, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, AU] It had taken him a while, but he could be very patient when he wanted to be. He’d not liked to admit it, but when he had first seen his old friend, he had been struck by a pang of envy. He had …


  [Bilbo, Dwalin and Balin, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, mid-movie] ‘…she was my cousin on my mother’s side,’ Bilbo explained to a disinterested Dwalin and Balin as they sat huddled around the camp fire. As Balin threw a log onto the fire, Bilbo turned to Dwalin. ‘What about you, …


[Radagast the Brown, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, pre-movie] The others couldn’t understand. Saruman, especially, was very narrow minded about the whole thing. Little did they know. They thought he was so simple that he did not know the effect of the mushrooms on his brain. But once Radagast had …

Puzzle Pieces

[Janardhan “Jordan” Jakhar, Rockstar, mid movie] He’s always been a romantic. Click To Tweet JJ knows he has feelings for Heer—how could he not? But he also knows she’s engaged, and she thinks of him as a friend. Their friendship was bizzare to begin with—him, JJ, hanging out with the …