Phobias – Thalassophobia fear of oceans

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As a writer of fantasy, I’ve always had a fascination for horror. I love fantasy and sci-fi, and fiction and fables. I’m used to reading and seeing vampires and zombies and killer robots and monsters and creatures in my fiction, and they don’t scare me, precisely because I know they aren’t real. Human depravity has […]

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Thoughts on Writing: Bollywood Antiheroes

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I’m Still Alive Although it feels like trying to do Nano this year is going to kill me. Or leave me a sleep deprived, burnt out mess. Either way, fun times! [/sarcasm] On hindsight, I guess I shouldn’t have attempted to write a novel the month that I have high maintenance house guests. Who’re staying […]

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[mood| lethargic] [music| Kikyou’s theme: ‘Inuyasha’ OST] Looking back, sometimes I can’t believe I said or did certain things, because it seems so strange that I did not realise how fundamentally stupid they were, and I think to myself, ‘Thank god I’ve grown more mature, I’m past that stage now.’ And then I go and […]

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SSK Does Creative Things, Part the Second

[mood| artistic] [music| The Bard’s Song: Blind Guardian] So, I had some paint left over after painting over a wall in my study (it was an ugly grey – the kind of colour your water gets when you’re using water paints, and you’ve used a million different colours in your picture) a nice, sandalwood colour. […]

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Sympathy for Irina Spalko*

[mood| all right][music| Kikyou’s theme: ‘Inuyasha’ OST] While talking about things I don’t know much about runs the risk of me coming off as an overprivileged, ignorant idiot, the good thing about having my beliefs challenged is that I’m forced to learn something new. Which is always nice. *Irina Spalko being the name of Cate […]

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Blast from the Past: WTF-ery from George Bush

[mood| blah] [music| Season’s Call: Hyde (Blood+ OP2)] Remember George Bush’s comments on how India’s rising middle class was ‘increasing food prices because of their greater demand for food’? Yes, it was years ago, but whenever I read something like this, it just brings it all back to me and annoys me all over again. […]

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Question of the Ages, Answered: What is Fandom?

[mood| Feet Ache-y] [music| ‘Twisted Nerve’ theme: Bernard Hermann] I’ve always wished I could find the words to explain how I feel about fandom, given the amount of time I spend on fannish activities, and how much I gush over fandom on my LJ and on this blog. I remember a friend once asked me […]

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