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Fandom updates (PMMM, TDS/TCR, Olivia, Aasif) May 30, 2012

Posted by Erin Ptah in Fandom.
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So I have just over 28K words of PMMM imprisonment!fic, maybe half to two-thirds of the way through the plot, and my brain decided that instead of making any more progress on that, it was going to churn out a sudden 8K of PMMM slavefic.

I’m simultaneously surprised/pleased, and really hoping the momentum lasts.

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Fake news fandom is so amazingly quiet lately. The latest Moments of Zen contest has extended the deadline once (that’s normal) but still only has one entry on the day before the new deadline (that’s not). Maybe the theme didn’t grab people this time around? IDK.

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Olivia’s appearance on Ellen is filling up her tag on Tumblr. This is excellent for multiple reasons :D

Now can she just be back on TDS a bit, please? Also, can The Newsroom please be awesome?

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Got Aasif Mandvi’s Today’s Special out of the library; watched it this evening with stellar_dust. (Both of us reeeeally hoping it would be good, heh.)

I thought it was fantastic. The plot follows a standard arc (Westernized professional learns that what he really needs to do is get back in touch with his cultural roots, in this case with Indian cooking), but you’re not watching for a revolutionary storyline. You’re watching because it’s funny. Packed with great lines and amazing little character moments — even the background characters with only one or two jokes aren’t just spouting off generic snark, they have personality and the humor grows out of it. A couple of serious scenes make it in too, the kind that make you realize, “Hang on. Aasif Mandvi can act.”

And then there is this cooking sketch with one of his co-stars, in which he’s in full TDS!Aasif mode and I desperately want a Produce Pete crossover.

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