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Sparkle ([personal profile] myownface) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-07-08 05:54 am

Fandom Pride Parade: Saturday Afternoon

The day started with a rainbow. Not that there had been any rain last night, really. The island, noticing the handwavy posters up around town, had figured it wanted to contribute to the spirit of the whole thing, and slapping a big, bright rainbow into the sky had seemed like the obvious way to do it. By around noon, it was clear that the rainbow was going to be sticking around, too, less a meteorological phenominon and more a banner painted across the sky. Down below, little flowers had popped up overnight in bright colours, some mimicking the rainbow up above, some in other configurations; pink-purple-blue, blue-pink-white-pink-blue, black-grey-white-purple, yellow-white-purple-black, and so on. The flowers, fortunately, were there to be pretty, with no other weird effects on the island's populace.

Though, really, if presenting a bouquet of them to one's favourite person ended well for somebody, the island wasn't going to complain, either.

The parade itself was to start on the Causeway, a good gathering point for Fandomites in the past, and a fairly central location on the island. From there it would follow Griffin Lane to Galactica Drive, Serendipity Place, Godiva Street, back onto Serendipity and following it until it turned into Loon and Loon turned into Chimera. Then one final turn onto Apocalypse before ending up at the Park, where people were welcome to sit and mingle to their hearts' content.

The weather was nice, making liars out of the meteorologists in favour of shunting clouds aside for sunshine and a pleasant breeze. A perfect day for a parade!

[OOC: Open! Welcome to Fandom Pride!]
whoisalicewhite: (Super hair and earrings)

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[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-09 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
"THIS IS FUN," Parker yelled to him over the music, adjusting her headdress. "WE SHOULD DO THIS MORE OFTEN."
whoisalicewhite: (Squee! (mini-flamethrower))

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[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-09 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"I DO, DON'T I?" Parker managed to find a spot where she didn't have to shout over music and crowd noise, and said, "I kind of want to go to all the parades ever right now. And you're here! This is even better!" Because he was kind of like one of their interns, and so they could do this together next year too! "YOU LOOK MARVELOUS!"
whoisalicewhite: (Happy)

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[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-09 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"London, London... YEAH. THAT SHOULD BE OKAY. THOSE WARRANTS WOULD HAVE EXPIRED BY NOW."

Really, one little assault, you think people would take it easy. That guy was fine!

"AND THIS IS ALMOST AS MUCH FUN AS BURNING THINGS!"
whoisalicewhite: (Sneaking away)

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[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-09 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"DEFINITELY," Parker said, gleeful and dancing. "We need to do more fun things just for the fun of it! ... and maybe run a job on the way back."

Work, work, play, play. Same thing!
whoisalicewhite: (contented)

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[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-09 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's been a while, and there was stuff I was keeping my eye on," Parker confirmed. That was a major accomplishment there, Sparkle, that quizzical butt-dance. Parker admired the artistry and did a shimmy of mischief. "Tell you more after the parade! WHATTA WE GOT? PRIDE!"
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[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
Jono had to admit, he kind of had to appreciate this particular way of being defiant in the face of adversity. A lot.

More than Xavier's way, anyway, or Scott's after him. Not that he figured a 'mutant pride' event would end in anything shy of a few completely destroyed city streets and a mass funeral. But then, the movement for equal rights for the LGBT+ community hadn't exactly been without its own share of conflict. And they didn't exactly have a reputation for dressing children in costumes and encouraging them to blow things up and punch people...

He was going to be pondering that all along the parade route, really, his pansexual pride flag-cape fluttering in the breeze.
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[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
A large black bird buzzed Jono's head towards the end of the parade, then shifted mid-air into his truant, blue employee, landing lightly at his side.

"I like your cape," Raven said. It matched her friendship bracelet.
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[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
//Only cape you'll ever see me wearing,// Jono replied, reaching up one hand to fix his hair. //Wasn't sure if I should go this or bi, but there was a nice evening with an Asari, once...//

She probably didn't need to know this.

//Ah. How're you doing today, luv?//
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[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Raven shrugged. "I'm still here." She looked down to her bracelet, then back at Jono. "What's the difference? Between bi and pan?"
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[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
//Pan includes every possible gender identity,// Jono replied, shrugging. //Where bi suggests two, though I think it's mostly a matter of semantics, these days. Plenty of people who also have an interest in people outside the gender binary still use 'bi.' It's the word they're more familiar with.//

He'd done a lot of googling.
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[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Raven nodded slowly, thinking about Misfit and picking at the bracelet on her wrist. "I think I definitely like 'pan' better. Though ... I know why all this is a big deal, but -- I don't think I really get it."
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[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
//No? Is there something about it that confuses you?//

Jono was curious, mostly. There was no real judgment in his voice.
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[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"I understand everything fine," Raven said, shaking her head. "And I like it, in my head, you know. I really do. I just -- I don't know if it's skipping 60 really formative years of the culture, or spending all that time in a world where nobody cared about anything except survival but --" She thumped her fist against her chest. "I'm not getting it."
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[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)

Jono's eyebrows raised in a way that might have included an O-shape with his mouth, if he had the ability. He nodded a little.

//There are a lot of things to work through,// he offered. //I spent the week telling myself that I have a right to be here. Always kind of paid more attention to the mutant thing.//

It was harder to ignore.

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[personal profile] rebelseekspizza 2017-07-08 12:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Dante wasn't the most ebullient or rainbow-y marcher, heavy glitter trails notwithstanding. He stuck his hands in his coat pockets and walked along, a heavy grin on his face.

At least until he managed to get his hands on a bag of rainbow confetti.
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[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal mostly just strolled along next to Jono, nodding and smiling at anyone he knew along the way. He was here, he was marching, but he wasn't really the cheering and jumping around sort.
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[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-08 01:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Hardison wasn't marching in the parade, he was grooving. He'd rigged up a system to blare as many Pride anthems as possible and was dancing along the route to them.
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[personal profile] vdistinctive 2017-07-08 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Eliot was perfectly happy to trail casually along in Hardison's wake and watch.
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[personal profile] merchant_of_miracles 2017-07-08 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
As a man with a tiny but tall cart perfect for the streets of Fandom Island, how could the Merchant of Miracles not join in on a parade? He'd dressed it all up in rainbows and sparkles for the occasion, too, with the 'unicorns' proudly pulling it squeakingly along. He'd gussied up their horns so that were all bright and sparkly with glitter, even sparkled up Mr. Fancycake's eyepatch, and he'd even chosen his most colorful turban for himself, waving to the crowd. If anything, he felt he was doing a good job of representing strange little old men who were probably centuries old that you'd probably not imagine the love lives of if you could help it, but, hey, good on you, probably centuries old little old men, you do you!