Tag Archive | Aasif Mandvi

Fandom updates (PMMM, TDS/TCR, Olivia, Aasif)

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.


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.


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?


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.

This Week, through 11/20

But I’m A Cat Person
Doll Bianca and Sparrow (art | what it says on the tin | worksafe)

Fake News
Castles In The Sand, chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3 (illustrated fic | Jon/”Stephen”, Kristen/Olivia, ensemble | R)
Team of Many Hats (art | Sam, Jason, John Oliver, John Hodgman, Jon, “Stephen”, Olivia, Wyatt, Kristen, Aasif, Lewis | worksafe)
Castle Crossing (fic | Jon/”Stephen”, Jon, “Stephen”, Olivia | G)

Knight Integra – Red (art | Integra, dragon!Alucard | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sprinkles (art | Charlotte | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:

…How ’bout that.

Next Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
The wrap-up of chapter 4, and perhaps an invitation for guest strips…

This Week, 9/19-9/25

But I’m A Cat Person(/Harry Potter)
But I’m A Magic Person (art | Ron!Patrick, Hermione!Bianca, Harry!Sparrow | worksafe)

Doctor Who
Romanas Two (sketch | Romana, Romana, Four | worksafe)

Fake News
Tiny Furry Friends (sketch | Aasif, a kitty | worksafe)
The Golden Idol Strikes Again (art | Jon, “Stephen” | NSFW for language?)
Beware The Nice Ones (fic | Jon/”Stephen” | NC-17)
Archnemesis + And It’s F@#king Golden (ficlets | Jon/”Stephen” | PG)
Dress-Up Tiny Jon (sketch | Jon, “Stephen” | worksafe)
Jon Knows + Check In + Scars (drabbles | Jon/”Stephen” | through R, warnings)
Tiny Styling (comic | tiny!Jon, Miranda | G)

Sharp Dressed Hellsings (art | Alucard, Integra/Seras, Penwood, Pip | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Hold Me Till Morning (art | Homura/Madoka | worksafe)
With My Own Hands (art | all the characters. all of them. | borderline NSFW)

The Wizard of Oz
Patient (fic | Dorothy/Ozma, Henry/Em, Oscar Diggs, ensemble | PG)

Next Week in Shine:
The war…in song! Plus, more answers to all your burning questions.

Next Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Bianca’s first battle with Patrick. Shounen narrative formulas…activate!

This Week, 11/29-12/5

Doctor Who
Ace Never Has The Same Problem Twice (vid | Luke, Sarah Jane, Martha, Ten, Turlough, Nyssa, Tegan, Ace | PG)
Now Say Sorry (paper children | Ace, Ten, Martha | worksafe)

Fake News
State of Grace bonus scenes (ficbits | Jon/”Stephen”, Tracey | PG)
faaaaanservice (sketch | bondage!”Stephen” | worksafe)
Riding the Love Train to Sanitytown (fic | Jon/”Stephen”, others | PG-13)
Naan Of Your Business (art | Aasif | worksafe)
You Have Restored Mine (mix | Jon’s Rally speech | G)
What A Croc (art | Jon | worksafe)

Cat Scratch Fever (art | Reseda | worksafe)
Singing Rip (kao | Rip | worksafe)

Read or Die(/others)
Season of Giving (art | Nenene/Maggie, cameos | worksafe)

Revolutionary Girl Utena(/Sailor Moon)
Fallen Rose (sketch | Anthy | worksafe)
Sailor Utena (sketch | sailor!Utena | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Glorious Moon (sketch | Sailor Moon | worksafe)
Neko Maid Usagi (sketch | Usagi | worksafe)

Death Lily (sketch | Death | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
Reseda is frustrated over the confusing fake Integra. Timothy’s frustrated because he’s just lost his weapon.

This Week, 3/1-3/7

Emeralds: Hearts in Oz
Characters III (sketches | Scarecrow/Scraps, Mombi | worksafe)

Fake News
Pam and the Pink (art | MtF!Stephen, happy!Stephen | worksafe)
Of The Father’s Love Begotten (fic | Jon/Stephen, kids | PG)
Afterwards, Wyatt Was Never Able To Look At Salad Tongs The Same Way Again (ficlet | Wyatt/Kristen/John-O/Sam/Jason(/Aasif/???) | PG-13)

Pretty Anchor Sailor Jon
Sketchbits (sketchy art | Jon, Stephen | worksafe)
Digital Watch (sketchy art | sailor!Ed, sailor!Jon, sailor!Steve | worksafe)
The Bee-Owl Family (art | Jason, princess!Sam, Piper | worksafe)

Couples Start To Look Alike (art | Heinkel/Yumie | worksafe)
Anderplant Charge (old sketch | Anderson | worksafe)
Heinkel’s Women (art | Heinkel/Yumie/ko | worksafe)
Delicate & Innocent (mix | Heinkel/Yumie/ko | PG-13, warnings)
Hellsing sketchpile (sketches | Integra/Alucard, Pip/Seras, Walter | worksafe)
Sign of the Cross (art | Integra/Alucard | worksafe)
Bishounencognito (old sketch | Incognito | mildly NSFW)
Sari Integra (old sketch | Integra | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
With eleven personalities awake and alert, Yumiko and her system are switching all over the place, trying to figure out where to go from here.

Website Updates
The front page has a new poll!

This Week, 8/24-8/30

Bishoujo Kishi Sailor Hellsing
VOLUME III (art | Alucard, Integra | worksafe)

Code Geass/Fake News, Gurren Lagann/Fake News
Thirty icons (100×100 icons | Geass!Jon, Geass!Stephen, Kamina!Jon + Stephen | worksafe)

Fake News
Drowning in Greyscale (mix | liberal!”Stephen” | PG)
George’n’Stephen sketchdump (sketches | Jon/”Stephen”, George | worksafe)
Four Times Aasif Shared His Food (And One Time Someone Shared With Him) (fic | Aasif/Jason, Aasif/Sam/Jason, Jon and correspondent ensemble | PG-13)
Five Gifts Stephen Gave Jon, Because It’s No More Than He Deserved, And It Was Nothing, Really (fic | Jon/liberal!”Stephen”, that puppy again | PG)

Fake News/Strangers With Candy
Rubbish Beard (art | George/Seamus | worksafe)

30 Alucards in Drag, 16-20 (art | Alucard, Blobcard, Girlycard | worksafe)

Real(-ish) News
Welcome To The Club (art | Betsy McCaughey, Jim Cramer, Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
I’m a little clumsy… (art | Usagi, ensemble | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
Maggie has a rescuer, and Pip has a dream.

This Week, 8/10-8/16

Doctor Who
Ingenious Uses For A Scarf (art | Four, Romana I, Ainley!Master, K9 | worksafe)

Fake News/Religion
you are Mine (mix | God!Jon/Satan!”Stephen” | PG)
you are Mine (cover art for said mix | borderline NSFW)

Fake News
It’s All His Fault, You Know (art | Jon, Tucker Carlson, Jim Cramer, Joe Scarborough | worksafe)
Mine’s Bigger (art | Aasif, Wyatt | worksafe)
A Dry Kind Of Love (fic | “Stephen”/Sweetness | R, warnings)
Not Out Of The Woods Yet (ficlet | liberal!”Stephen”, Jon, nature | G)

Glomp (art | Xuanwu, catgirl!Rip | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
Epic battle! Dramatic poses! And Alucard, for once, fighting with his brain instead of his (several dozen) fists…