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shweta_narayan
13 August 2010 @ 11:10 am
Thank you guys so much for the support!  elsmi  isn't well yet, but he managed to get on a plane (at the last minute) last night, and is back home, and now I can check in on him and such meself, and thus am fretting so much less :)

 
 
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
 
 
shweta_narayan
13 August 2010 @ 11:17 am
So after saying that I don't write verra long poems, the first poem I've finished after the crowdfunding effort is.. 63 lines long.  *sheepish look*
It's not really spec, but I'm hoping it's borderline.

On the story front, desperately trying to finish a story before the extended extended deadline, and before my brain returns enough that I must spend it on diss.  Gah, it would be nice to have a nonflash story out.

On the academic front,  a reviewer comment tells me that my analysis in a paper is "superb... but inaccessibly so."  I want that on a t-shirt.

Back to pomes, completely didn't think of posting this earlier, what with anxiety over elsmi , but in awesome news, Apex is taking my crowdfunded skiffy poem Ghosha as a reprint!

Also, TOC for Mythic Delirium #23: Eeeeeeeee!

Via time_shark :

Issue 23


 
Myths and Delusions • Editorial • 2
The Gospel of the Rope • Jane Yolen • 3
Midnight Posture • Lyn C.A. Gardner • 4
In the Absence of Ghosts • Darrell Schweitzer • 5
Cemetery Monologues • Caitlyn Paxson • 6
Ovid’s Two Nightmares • Sonya Taaffe • 11
Soma, Ganga, Agnideva • Shweta Narayan • 12
A Charming Acquisition: A Sestina • Phoebe Nir • 14
the sorcerer’s lament • Eric Marin • 16
River of Silk • Rachel Manija Brown • 19
Tigerskin • J.C. Runolfson • 22
She Who Rules the Bitter Reaches • C.S.E. Cooney • 24
Machine Dancer • Sharon Mock • 26
How the Dead Teach the Living • Kurt Newton • 28
Light Enemy • Kacey Grannis • 29
Death • Theodora Goss • 30
Occidental • F.J. Bergmann • 31
Song of the Bogs • S. Brackett Robertson • 33
As I Was Walking • Theodora Goss • 35
 
 
Current Mood: amusedlooooopy
 
 
shweta_narayan
13 August 2010 @ 05:45 pm
So I'm making a reference to Ravi Varma prints in the current story, and I wanted to share this one.  Because, dood.





Sita is of course fair and Ravana dark; that level of racism is inherent in the mythology, really. But Ravi Varma's sort of interesting on this front 'cause he used South Indian women as models for goddesses, and not the taller fairer Northie women who are much more the country's standard of beauty.

Also, Ravana is clearly a badass.

And even though he abducts Sita and wants her for a wife, he waits on her consent. Which of course she doesn't give. But that always made him a more sympathetic character to me than douchebag who fights a war with major casualties to get her back, then sends her away because she'd slept under another man's roof...
 
 
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
 
 
shweta_narayan
13 August 2010 @ 10:48 pm
squeee!

...and good night.
 
 
Current Mood: sleepywiped