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iconator_81974403b92ca32b5a67efe2d6bd16abHi people! The blog turned One as of yesterday (Yay for us!) and we decided to celebrate with a cake and it was officially (until further notice) the best cake ever. Practically moan-worthy.

Here it is;042

Happy Birthday Blog! W00t!

It was gorgeous and we got it about an hour after we ordered it too! We had three candles and three knives (not pictured here) for the three regular writer on here, Me (Obviously!), Adzzie (BWC) and Lavvie (Fuzzy). We had a lot of fun that day. We attempted to cook food for ourselves and would have ended up having burnt food if it wasn’t for my Mum, so thanks Ma!

To mark the occasion, I figure you should know the origins of the blog. It began one fine day in April, in the summer holidays, when everyone was coming over to my place and Lavvie was early. The both of us were bored and decided on a whim, to start a blog and made everyone write a couple of lines in our very first post. Even the name The Oxymoronic Oxymorons took about 5 minutes to make up. We never thought that anyone would read our crap but to everyone who has ever read anything on here and our (very few) regular readers,  Thanks so much!

So, I guess that’s it. I hope the blog lives for a very long time and that wherever in the world we may be and at whatever times of our lives, that we will all post here and keep in touch.

Love you guys!

L8r.

PS: Yup, new Avvie.

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Hello! Yes it’s been a long time. *blame those exams*

 

“Imagine you cut an orange in half….” (That’s one of my favourite lines from the book, the significance of which you would realize a little later)

So yes, I just re-read “The Simoqin Prophecies” by Samit Basu.It’s brilliant. You should read it, if you ever lay your hands on it.

Basically, it’s a fantasy, with a mix of Indian and western elements. The one thing I love the most is the fact that Basu brings in themes, characters and events from “The Ramayana”, an Indian epic. Those who haven’t heard of the basic story might find it difficult to realize the connection.

The story basically revolves around Kirin, Maya, and Asvin; and is centered around 2 prophecies made 200 years ago by Simoquin. There’s a dark lord rising called Danh-Gem (which is Meghnad, backwards who is an evil guy from “The Ramayana”) who has to be defeated at all costs. (And no, It does NOT end up like Harry Potter.) There’s magic, there’s demons, politics, humour and racial fights, different world and aliens, and most importantly “The Gods” who decide your fate.  The world he weaves is intricate and you HAVE to read it to find out for yourself.

These books are brilliant especially by an Indian author who doesn’t settle for “good vs. evil” and “good” wins.

The 2nd book and 3rd book are called :

The Manticore’s Secret

The Unwaba Revelations.

 simoqin-propheciesThe manticore_s secretunwaba revelations

And besides that, Ive been watching Idol obsessively. Im an Adam Lambert fan. I hope its him and Allison in  the finals! Go Adam!

Laterz!

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wakin-dream..Who will (hopefully) get me out of this place!

” Spiral Island I was a floating artificial island in a lagoon near Puerto Aventuras, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico south of Cancún. It was built by British eco-pioneer Richart (or “Rishi”) Sowa beginning in 1998; he filled netsplastic bottles to support a structure of plywood and bamboo, on which he poured sand and planted numerous plants, including mangroves. It was destroyed by Hurricane Emily in 2005.[1] Sowa has built a new Spiral Island II in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. with empty discarded plastic bottles.

The original island sported a two-story house, a solar oven, a self-composting toilet, and three beaches. He used some 250,000 bottles for the 66ft (20 m) by 54 ft (16 m) structure. The mangroves were planted to help keep the island cool, and some of them rose up to 15 ft (5 m) high.

Sowa is a musician, artist, and carpenter. Now in his fifties, he is an environmentalist who believes in recycling and low-impact living.” (Wiki)

Sowa old buddy, old friend old pal.. Got room for two?? 

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img_0261Hello my people!

So. How’ve you been? Our extremely long hiatus concludes today (hopefully) with this post. As per usual, blame the exams.

Anyone who was worried that we were dead can,rest assured, stop doing so.

Now, to the title of this post. During the holidays, we’ve taken to occasionally (read: twice) meeting in the morning at the beach, having breakfast at a local idli joint and then walking about Besant Nagar. The last time we did this, yesterday, We took a bunch of pictures and here they are, under the jump.

In other news, some of us (Fuzzy) are preparing for the various entrance exams we have to write in order to get ito a decent college while the rest of us are lazing about doing nothing and basically being annoyed about the stupid exams we have to write and are not studying for.

So life’s a bit crappy at the moment.

Here’s hoping for improvement in the future.

L8r dudes..img_0274

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The Moodulator Returns

wakin-dreamTo exclaim or not to exclaim? That is the question.( We’re talking about the title, folks.No need to lose hair over it.).

Anyway, by popular imaginary demand, I bring you The Moodulator.And for this week..Or month…Or year (take your pick), it reads:

grump

That’s right. Grumpy. If anyone’s looking for a kid to adopt ( preferably someone who lives in Greenland or something) or heck, a circus (!!) , PLEASE. PICK ME! Because that’s been my predominant ‘mood’- I-want-to-run-away.

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