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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!]
future_sandworm: (in the desert at night)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] future_sandworm 2017-07-08 10:04 am (UTC)(link)
Leto was going to block Sparkle's nice view of the sky and the rainbow, because he was a brat.

"So, I'm going to guess that you enjoyed the parade," he said, grinning.
future_sandworm: (in profile)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] future_sandworm 2017-07-08 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
"Are rainbows like glitter, then?"

Leto laughed and wrapped his arms around Sparkle, leaning in to give him a kiss.
future_sandworm: (friendly)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] future_sandworm 2017-07-08 10:22 am (UTC)(link)
"There are no rainbows on Arrakis," Leto said, "And I was considering suggesting we should compensate with glitter, but that would be a bad idea."

He leaned in to give Sparkle another quick kiss. This was a day for kisses, wasn't it?
2_old_for_this: (smiling)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] 2_old_for_this 2017-07-08 02:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"Need some flowers to go with all the rest of it?" Peter asked, grinning and handing Sparkle a bouquet of rainbow roses.
2_old_for_this: (laughing)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] 2_old_for_this 2017-07-08 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter laughed. "Yeah, pretty sure these didn't grow this way," he eyed a clump of the island's contributions nearby, "but I had to get some. Do I say 'happy Pride'?"
2_old_for_this: (profile)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] 2_old_for_this 2017-07-08 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter made a disgusted face. "They actually do that?" he asked, but he could easily believe it. "Sometimes I really despair of people." He shook his head. "Well anyway, happy Pride, then. And if anyone tries to give you grief, just send 'em my way."
future_sandworm: (Default)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] future_sandworm 2017-07-08 10:01 am (UTC)(link)
Leto had chosen not to take part in the parade. He had enough of parades at home. Granted, they weren't ones which he personally participated in, and the reasons behind them were very different, but still, he preferred to avoid parades.

He also had been busy, with things he wasn't going to talk about today. Which meant mingling in the park in Fandom, and going to a picnic tomorrow seemed like a good choice.
crimson_sister: (ghostly)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
Lucille felt out of place. This was colorful and cheerful, and it was not for her. She didn't stay long before heading home to read a novel.
furnaceface: (Fire - Interesting Gutters)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 10:22 am (UTC)(link)
Jono hadn't really stopped at the park after the parade. Not at first. It had just seemed like a nice enough day that he had jogged home first to pick up Joni, who was now plodding her little kitten way across the park lawn, wearing a rainbow harness so that she wouldn't get herself trampled underfoot or eaten by a duck or something.

He felt... good. Jono felt good about this. Which was nice. Maybe that feeling would stick around for a while.
sharp_man: (proud chef)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 01:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Just because the march was over, didn't mean Hannibal was sitting down. Instead, he was walking around to see if anybody wanted any more of his hand pies. (They were fruit and meat; none were made from actual hands, thank you very much. Wrong cannibal.)
crimson_sister: (Default)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Lucille wasn't going to stay long, but she wasn't leaving until she had spoken a few words with Dr Lecter. And, noticing the food, until she had tried the pies.

"Did you enjoy the parade?"
sharp_man: (amused)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal smiled and offered her her choice of the pies. "I suppose I did," he said. "It wasn't any more than a stroll through town, but it represents much more for many people."
crimson_sister: (smile)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-09 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
Lucille picked one and took a bite from it.

"Delicious, as usual. As you might guess there are no such parades where I am from."
sharp_man: (pleasantly pensive)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-09 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"These are a fairly recent phenomenon," Hannibal said. "But then, it isn't illegal in many places these days."
crimson_sister: (Default)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-09 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"It is in my time, as you know," Lucille said. "But then many things are, there."
spell_chucker: ([pos] smile pleased)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] spell_chucker 2017-07-08 01:52 pm (UTC)(link)
It had taken a little while for Khadgar to understand what the Pride celebration was all about, since this was not at all a thing in Azeroth. But everyone here seemed happy and energetic, and it was impossible to not appreciate that. After the parade, Khadgar was mostly people watching and soaking in the energy. And appreciating the rainbow, of course.
2_old_for_this: (smiling)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] 2_old_for_this 2017-07-08 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter had planned on being here to hand out flowers.

It seemed the island had upstaged him. Of all the competitors he might have considered...

Oh, well. He was here handing out flowers anyway. He'd bought the dang things, so little bunches of
rainbow roses it was!
merchant_of_miracles: (considering your offer)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] merchant_of_miracles 2017-07-08 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The cart did break a wheel, but thankfully not until they finally ended in the park, so the 'unicorns' were released of their yoke, where they did bounce around in the grass a little thanks to all the energy and excitement of the parade while the Merchant set to fixing it so he could get back to the house that evening. Otherwise, it looked like he might be sleeping in the park tonight.
firstofitskind: (paying attention)

Re: After the Parade: Mingle at the Park!

[personal profile] firstofitskind 2017-07-08 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
It was a nice day though, wasn't it? Which was why, after the tail of the parade passed by his house, Liam found himself following them to their destination.

Despite his own uncertainty about his place in it all, Liam figured if nothing else his existence had been about giving people the chance to create and enjoy celebrations like this one. So it wasn't these people on this island, specifically, but that didn't matter so much. He was just enjoying people enjoying Pride.