TGIF: All Southern!!!!! Men in Mundus/Lungis

I completely forgot our southerners last week, and I am doing an all-Hindi “Best of 2017” contest, so I really feel like I need to make up for it.  And the best way I can is an Entire Post of Southern Gentleman.  In their native garb.

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News Round-Up: Aish, NO!!!!! And How Everyone Spent the Holidays. Also, Bonus Prabhas

Terrible terrible news!  You thought Shraddha in for Vaani was the worst heroine casting news possible, you haven’t heard this!  Oh AISH!!!!!  Why do you torture us so?

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TGIF: Happy Christmas and World AIDs Day! Women (and a few men) in Red

Happy Friday!  My goodness this has been a frustrating day.  The second I get in to anything at work the phone rings and I have to stop.  Whether it is blogging or sending an email or doing accounting stuff for work-work, I just don’t have long enough to be able to focus on it.  I am writing this right now at about 2pm, we’ll see if I am able to finish and publish this thing before midnight.  Anyway, Red!  For AIDs and Christmas!!!

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Silly Sunday: Knitting Fanfic!!! In Honor of Visiting My Sister (Including Shahrukh Sexy Sweater Story)

Happy Sunday!  Much later than usual.  Because I am visiting my sister and I was busy learning how to crochet and stuff.  Which brings me to this post!  In honor of my sister industriously knitting away next to me, and our conversation on the TGIF post of the lack of nice handmade sweaters in the world, a knitting themed fanfic post!!!!

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TGIF: By Popular Request, Manly Men With Chest Hair

See?  I listen!  You have a lengthy argument about the olden days when men were men and chests were chests, and I provide you with images!  I considered a fanfic, but I can’t come up with a plot that revolves around chest hair (something 101 Dalmatians inspired about fur coats?).  I’m sorry!  Even my imagination has limits.

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TGIF: Boys and Bikes

This is a very round about post.  I asked my friend (who requested that I link back to her instagram as her credit for always helping with these posts, so here it is) what I should do for my Friday post, as I ask her every Friday.  And her response was “Travel!” because she is going out of town today.  Only there aren’t really a lot of super great travel photos, so I ended up narrowing it down to “travel on motorcycles”.

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Prabhas is Building Dollywood?

Asmita in the comments pointed me towards this story, thereby giving her the post-inspiration hat trick (this one and this one and now a third).  And it made me start thinking about a bunch of different possible business opportunities in the new interconnected corporate entertainment world of India.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Best Friends Who Fall in Love, Juhi and Shahrukh and Anushka and Prabhas

Hmm.  After the full flush of creativity last week, I don’t really have much this week.  I need ideas!  Give me help in the comments!  Your favorite movie, book, actor couple anything to start me off.  For instance, this week I am starting off from a casual comment DilDeewana made about how she loves Emma for the you’ve-been-standing-in-front-of-me-all-along-and-I-just-realized-I-love-you! trope (also, DilDeewana, make sure to watch Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na if you haven’t already).  So, let’s work with that!

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Thursday Telugu (a lazy one): Mr. Perfect! Based on My Imperfect Memory of It!

Back before I started this blog, instead of writing for you nice people, I wrote long long long epic length emails to friends about movies I had seen.  And since I am completely exhausted this week, we are taking a trip back in time and this is a post based on one of those emails, plus my memories of the film.

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Bahubali Theme Post: Dharma Versus Justice

I was trying to explain this to my father in the car after seeing the film with him.  The difference between Dharma and Justice.  And it’s a hard one to explain, if you aren’t already familiar with the meaning of Dharma.  Because a quick one-to-one Hindi to English translation would actually be Dharma=Justice.  But it’s so much more than that, as the film shows. (full index of all Bahubali posts here)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 24: Have none of these people heard of an amazing invention called THE LADDER????

More big battle!  My goodness, if this is the edited version, can you imagine how long it was to begin with?  Although it’s also strangely soothing to have all this big battle with physical fireworks after the emotional drudgery of the past few scenes. (part 23 here, you can go back through the archives from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 23: Anuskha! MOVE YOURSELF!!! DO SOMETHING!

Welcome to part 2 of the big final battle section!  The part where stuff actually happens and I don’t just blather on and on about the set up for stuff happening!  If you want to read the blather part, it is here.  And you can go back in time from there to find the earlier posts.

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 21: The Ending Approaches!

I finished the sad parts, yay!  And then celebrated by taking 2 days off.  And writing yet another fanfic (by the way, almost nobody reads the fanfics, but the few who do, really really enjoy them.  And I really really enjoy writing them!)  Anyway, now I am back.  Time for the thrilling conclusion!  Or at least, the first part of it. (part 20 here, you can crawl back through the archives from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Summary Part 14: The Urge to Chop Off Heads Must Be Genetic

You all realize this is the Tuesday Telugu/Tamil post this week too, right?  I still put up a Malayalam post, because I feel bad for my poor Malayalam readers who have so few places to go to read their reviews.  But Telugu/Tamil, you will have to make due with my crawling through the same movie for yet another week. (part 13 here, you can crawl back from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene by Scene Part 13: The Unluckiest Part

We are now getting into “the scary bit”.  The bit that I had to kind of look at the ceiling and ignore, or actually leave the theater, during.  So forgive me if I move a little faster, and if I forget some parts.  You can fill in, in the comments. (part 12 here, you can go backwards from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Summary, Part 10! The Queen Mother Makes a Mistake

Well, I got all bogged down in the last section between the rights and the wrongs of it all.  I’ll see if I can un-bog myself and do a bit more a straightforward account of what happened in this section. (last section here, you can go back in time from there and read the rest)

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Bahubali 2 Scene by Scene Part 9: Flying Swan Boat! And the Kiss That Was Cut

Welcome back!  A lot to dig into in this section, and then we get into the bit that depresses me terribly.  But this is the bit that makes is talk about whether the character developments are contrived or inevitable.  SPOILER: I land on the inevitable side of things. (last section is here, you can crawl backwards from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene by Scene Summary Part 8: A Promise Lightly Given Has Consequences

Okay, I’m gonna try to get through this part, even though it is really frustrating.  Because the good people aren’t understanding each other!  But at least this opening part has some interesting discussion and character bits. (last part here, you can go back from there)

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Midweek Speculative Post: I Can’t Take The Sad Ending! Here Is a Better Option for Devasena and Bahubali and Avantika

I know I know, there is beauty in tragedy, no success without loss, blah blah blah.  I don’t care, it’s SAD!  I can’t take it!  So before I go into the really really dark part of Bahubali 2, I am going to have to write my own imaginary happy version of it.  So I can pretend there is some other fictional universe where it all worked out in the end.

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Bahubali 2 Part 7 Scene By Scene (SPOILERS): Things Start To Go Terribly Wrong

Welcome back!  Here we are, part 7.  Where thing start to get sad and scary.  The last time I saw it, I was surrounded by sobbing children for basically the whole middle hour.  Lot’s of “Daddy, no!  Why are they doing that?  I don’t like this.”  Let’s see if I can get through it without getting sad myself! (last part here, you can go back from there)

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Bahubali 2 Detailed Scene by Scene Summary Part 6: Most Romantic Battle Scene Ever

Part 6!  And I’m still not even to intermission.  Oh well, we are all having fun talking about it, so I guess it doesn’t matter. (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, and my speculative post on all the missing scenes here)

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