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.

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There’s fanfiction of Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Kapil/Sumona fanfic. Bittu/Manju fanfic. In the Bollywood section of Fanfiction.net. 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?

Lost friends

It’s been almost a week since I’ve heard that you’re gone, and it still doesn’t make sense.

I’ve heard the news, but it feels like an idiom spoken in a foreign language – I understand what the words mean, but I can’t comprehend them.

I don’t even remember when I last spoke to you in person, instead of on a Whatsapp screen.

I don’t remember what was the last thing I ever said to you.

I always thought there was more time – we’d meet again in person someday, when we were both free, when we were in the same city…some day…

How can you be gone?

How can you be gone?

 

Road trip to Meghalaya 2013

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DIY Room Decor : Make My Home Contest

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SkyScanner Trip Around the World: Rome

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