Posts tagged “sulagna misra”

  1. If Alexander Siddig were your boyfriend, you'd know how to play cricket. You'd own matching sweaters, which you'd wear when his and your families got together for a game. If Alexander Siddig were your boyfriend, you'd make breakfast together in a well-coordinated dance: he'd set out the eggs and butter up the pan while you put in the toast and set out the plates. Then you'd switch places -- you would grab a pan to…

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  2. Sulagna Misra's previous work for The Toast can be found here. After I saw Mad Max: Fury Road, I was less preoccupied with jumping into a mental whirlpool of “whether the movie was feminist or not” than I was in examining the trope I saw emerging, as highlighted in this Tumblr post: Pacific Rim: Well written and developed female character fights aliens with her golden retriever Winter Soldier: well written and developed female character fights…

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  3. Sulagna Misra is a writer, editor and frequent Toast contributor who writes a popular pitching newsletter, Pitching Shark. Here she shares some advice for aspiring freelancers. I’ve always had a tendency to go on at length about things I can’t stop thinking about, eager to talk about things I’ve just realized or weird jokes I’ve cooked up that no one in my vicinity really gets. It was only when I started pitching and…

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  4. Previously in this series: If Serena Williams Were Your Girlfriend If Kal Penn were your boyfriend, you wouldn't fight often. Not because you don't have arguments -- you definitely have arguments -- but they tend to be worked out more quietly. Your debates, however, tend to descend into nonsense when you get into the "agree to disagree" phase. "No, you're wrong and dumb and your opinion is wrong and dumb!" "Fine! I don't care!…

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  5. Sulagna Misra's previous work for The Toast can be found here. Note: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. There’s a lot one could say about Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the thought that struck me most often during my 10:30 AM screening was, Why does this feel like bad fanfic?  I turned to my friends in the crowded theater and whispered, “This is bad, right? This is bad writing?” They agreed, laughing at my eagerness to condemn…

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  6. Sulagna's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    2030, the Year of Winter Songs

    The wind whistles outside all day long, and every day we go outside and listen to it. It’s a long ritual, putting on our layers and our specialized snowsuits, but it’s worth it to have the sun hit our eyes and to hear the songs of the season. And it’s our news for

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  7. Part I of this article, which ran yesterday, can be found here. I didn’t start reading Jane Austen novels until my 20s – or rather, it was only after trying Pride and Prejudice for the fourth time that I finally got into it. While trying to get through them all, I also picked up the book A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz, which discusses the morality lessons of the Austen novels. Deresiewicz’s exploration…

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  8. Sulagna Misra's previous work for The Toast can be found here.  If you’ve been on the fandom side of Tumblr, no doubt you’ve seen several iterations of the Civil War meme. The Captain America: Civil War movie was announced, set to follow a storyline lifted from the comic books about Iron Man and Cap splitting the Avengers in a debate that threatens the existence of the team itself. The purveyors of the meme have…

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  9. Also by Victoria Baritz and Sulagna Misra: If Chris Evans Were Your Boyfriend. If Hayley Atwell were your girlfriend, you would emerge from each make-out session like you'd been through a bloody war on account of all the lipstick. A sexy bloody war. If Hayley Atwell were your girlfriend, you'd never get caught in another "listening to a man" nodding trap again. "Excuse me, she has someone more important to…

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  10. Previously in this series: If Channing Tatum Were Your Boyfriend & If Kristen Stewart Were Your Girlfriend. If Chris Evans were your boyfriend, you might become the kind of person who likes going to the gym. You'd take a stroll on the treadmill, enjoy a smoothie, and maybe take a nap in the sauna. Then you and Chris Evans would go out for brunch. You'd ask for extra whipped cream on your pancakes.

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  11. 2018, the Year of the Quiet Home

    Homes will have all kinds of shields to prevent nature from creeping in. No more bugs walking across the floor in the middle of the night, when you should be asleep, preventing you from ever sleeping again.

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  12. Sulagna Misra's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    First things first, let’s be realists: pretending to be a man and joining the army is no easy task. You will experience strife, fear, anxiety, enemy combatants, hell (which is what war is), and worst of all, character development. Tread carefully, and use this guide to direct you on your journey.

    What is your reason for donning a uniform

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  13. Sulagna Misra's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    This could’ve been an essay about how long and hard it is to get to Javits Center in New York, especially from New Jersey. My train ride, which included fellow NYCC-goers that ranged from adorable braces-wearing teens to adorable adults with shiny neon wigs, gave me ample time to reflect on my last New York Comic Con. Five years ago,

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  14. This post was brought to you by a reader. Sulagna Misra's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    When I first saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I walked out with my head spinning. As my friends and I discussed the movie (it would take a couple more viewings for me to distinguish all the fight sequences), one of my friends asked, “How would he not be incredibly racist

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  15. Sulagna Misra's past prognostications can be found here.

    2025, the Year of the Appropriated Wedding

    The TV show “Say Yes to the Dress” will become diversity-inclusive, including not just white dresses, but red dresses like Chinese and Indian weddings, or green dresses like Muslim weddings, as well as black tuxes and sherwanis. This complicates things when everyone starts asking for cultural wedding dresses from cultures they aren’t from – like

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