I find it ironic that Muslims are among the first to celebrate the Gregorian New Year but only few realise and celebrate the Islamic New Year. Happy Islamic New Year, 1st Muharram 1434.
While I also get pissed off by the lack of awareness Muslims have of the Muslim calendar, Shi’as spend Muharram in mourning…
So it’s more of condolences than Happy New Year for us :)
So, a blog upheaval is underway. Mostly because I’ve neglected this poor Tumblr so much :(
I’m just deciding whether I should just delete this whole thing and revamp it, or work over or something. We’ll see. Regardless, I think I’ll be more active from now!
So I have a character in my side project who’s called Magrathea. Magrathea Anne. And she’s got kind of rotten luck, because, let’s face it—being named after an abandoned (fictional) planet and a murdered queen isn’t going to get you very far, is it?
Oh, and everyone calls her Bubblegum. And she loves bubblegum. So if you don’t notice the capitals, it’s quite confusing.
But she seems to be the most memorable character. I let my friends read it a bit at a time, so they keep asking me for more of the ‘Bubblegum Story.’ (It has a title, BTW)
Anyone else have ridiculous character names that sprung up from nowhere? Or that were planned?
Confusion hi confusion hai; solution kuch pata nahi!
Solution jo mila to sala—question kya tha, pata nahi!
Dil jo tere baat baat pe gabraye; Dil pe rakh ke haat use tu fuslale.
Dil idiot hai pyaar se usko samjaale.
Hot gumaa, Seeti bajaa, Seeti bajaa ke bol:
Bhayaa All is Well!
Chachu All is Well!
Confusion; this is confusion, a solution cannot be found.
When the solution is found then—damn it! The question cannot be found!
This heart of yours that is frightened at every little thing; place your hand over it and calm it.
The heart’s an idiot, lovingly explain it.
Roll your lips, whistle loud, and while whistling say:
Hey brother, All is Well!
Hey mate, All is Well!)
All is Well
Three Idiots (2009; Hindi)
For all of you who haven’t seen this film, go watch it TODAY. If you don’t understand Hindi, watch it with English subtitles. The acting is marvellous, the songs are amazing, and the story… The story will blow you away. If you want a realistic look at an Indian high-pressure university, watch it. Ridiculously funny, yet sad.
I am a HUGE fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. HUGE. And, I absolutely LOVE Martin Freeman.
But then you know what? I JUST found out he’s playing Watson in Sherlock…
So now I have a whole new load of reasons to watch Sherlock (Soon… Anyone care to buy me a satellite subscription so I can get BBC E?)
AND THEN I go to watch the trailer for The Hobbit. And OMG THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.
Actually, it is. IT IS MY MARTIN. I might just explode now.
I need Martin Freeman/Arthur Dent/John Watson/Young Bilbo Baggins GIFs now. I LOVE YOU.
PS: Was he ever on Doctor Who? Will he ever be on? Because if so, my brain will explode. Imagine it. David Tennant, Matt Smith, and
Arthur Martin Freeman ALL IN ONE EPISODE.
What the hell would happen to me if I took my lovely laptop into the US?
Hey… Is it my fault nothing good is sold here? Where I can get stuff legally, I do :P
So… See you all at the cooler when SOPA and PIPA get passed :D
When Muslims on the BBC News are shown shouting “Allahu Akhbar!” at some clear, Middle Eastern sky, we westerners have been trained to hear: “We hate you all in your British sitting rooms, and are on our way to blow ourselves up in Lidl when you are buying your weekly groceries.”
In fact, what we Muslims are saying is “God is Great!”, and we’re taking comfort in our grief after non-Muslim nations have attacked our villages. Normally, this phrase proclaims our wish to live in peace with our neighbours, our God, our fellow humans, both Muslim and non-Muslim. Or, failing that, in the current climate, just to be left to live in peace would be nice.