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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!]
furnaceface: (Twice)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 09:52 am (UTC)(link)
Jono was still kind of feeling weirdly out of place, here. Even though he was married to a man. Even though it was an event that he'd personally put some effort into organizing. He'd always sort of been on the outskirts of every community he was technically a part of, though, and after some looking around the internet (don't tell Hannibal), he'd kind of found a place to belong in that 'not feeling queer enough' was apparently something that wasn't uncommon among people who identified as LGBT+.

It had been weirdly heartening for him, being able to just look and find people who had that same problem. Sort of the opposite to his weird outsider feeling as a mutant, where he was fairly obviously 'mutant enough' to get, you know, shot at, and he didn't exactly have many places to turn to in order to ask if that feeling was normal.

Identity and community were both weird and wonderful, maddening things.

In any case, he was here today with his flames out, a flag in shades of pink, yellow, and blue worn over his shoulders like a cape, and a sign that he'd made last night that said, in matching colours, I Am Myself Enough.

It was an affirmation on several levels, with him. And even if people happened to not get it, it was good enough for him.
sharp_man: (kiss)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
"You are always yourself enough," Hannibal assured him, kissing the side of his head.
furnaceface: (Mellow Blue)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
//Haven't always been,// Jono pointed out, meeting that kiss with a fond eyeroll. //It's not a bad affirmation all the same, though.//
sharp_man: (smug smile)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"True. But these days, I'll never let you be any less," Hannibal promised. "And I'm pleased to see you being open about many things." He ran a hand through Jono's flames.
furnaceface: (Default)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
//I was learning how to be proud of THAT years before I ever considered the rest of it,// Jono replied with a shrug. //And it's still a work in progress...//
sharp_man: (flirtatious)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"But you have made quite a lot of it." Hannibal smiled at him. "I'm your husband; I'm permitted to be proud."
furnaceface: (Default)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-08 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
//You're in no small part one of the reasons I'm here,// Jono pointed out. //In several ways.//
sharp_man: (smirk)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-09 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm permitted to be proud of that too, I think," Hannibal answered with a somewhat smug smile. "In several ways."
furnaceface: (Fire - Headtilty)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
//Including the sort with rainbows,// Jono agreed lightly. //Nice makeup, by th'way.//

It was hard not to notice the eyeliner. It was doing fantastic things for Hannibal's eyes.

And Jono's libido. Ahem.
sharp_man: (amused)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-09 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Hannibal chuckled. "Sparkle insisted. Apparently my suit alone was far too staid for the day."
furnaceface: (Fire - Headtilty)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
Jono looked faintly amused at that.

//Wonder what he thinks of my leathers.//

Jono, you were wearing a pansexual pride flag as a cape, and everything else looked like bondage gear. You were fine.
sharp_man: (smug smile)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-09 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
"Your leathers are fine," Hannibal assured him. "And the flag is plenty of color."

It was very bright. It made up for all the black, really.

"Although you could always try to match those colors with your flames, if you wanted to."
furnaceface: (Fire - Eh Wot?)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
//... I don't think I've ever managed pink before,// Jono said, after a pause. //Never really tried, but it's not exactly one of fire's usual tones.//

Did anybody have any potassium on hand?
sharp_man: (amused)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-09 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
"Have you ever attempted two colors at once?" Hannibal asked. "Even red, blue, and yellow would be quite a feat."
furnaceface: (Default)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
//Sounds exhuasting,// Jono decided after a pause to consider. //Though I can shift from one to the other fairly easily, sustaining a few at a time, consciously...//

He shrugged.

//For what? Because it's pretty?//
sharp_man: (pleasantly pensive)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-09 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"For that, and for the challenge," Hannibal said. "But not if it's going to exhaust you."
furnaceface: (Scars too)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] furnaceface 2017-07-09 03:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Jono considered that for a moment, and then said, //I'll give it a try after th'parade, perhaps. Or tomorrow, near the end of the picnic. I don't mind sleeping through Monday, but I don't want to miss the rest of this weekend.//

Not just because he'd organized it, either.
sharp_man: (flirtatious)

Re: Before the Parade: Mingle on the Causeway!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-09 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal nodded. "And until then, you have the flag."

The very bright, not particularly fashionable flag that Hannibal was nonetheless not going to judge this weekend.