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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!]
crimson_sister: (serious)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
Lucille had found a spot from which she could watch the parade. She wasn't going to participate, of course, and the whole thing seemed rather strange to her, but some of her closest friends here belonged to the group whose rights were being celebrated, and she could appreciate that.

She suspected that her love never would. How strange that it would perhaps be easier to find a young lady to share her life with, at least here.
Edited 2017-07-08 10:26 (UTC)
seeks_truth: (cass: determined)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 12:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"This is very... loud," Cassandra commented mildly.
crimson_sister: (smile 2)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"It is," Lucille agreed, smiling a little at Cassandra. "Although I don't know how it compares to other such parades. We don't have them where I am from."

And even if they had, Lucille hadn't been likely to have seen one.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"We have parades. But they are not so... Bright, outside of Orlais."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"They have parades like this in Orlais?" Lucille asked.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Not... quite like this," Cassandra said. "But loud and colorful, yes."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"I see," Lucille said. "I suppose there are parades in my country,I have to admit, but none close to where I live. And I doubt they are as colourful or for the same cause."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"What is the cause? Do you know?"

Because Cassandra had no idea.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"I have been told it is to celebrate the love between people of the same gender," Lucille said, attempting to enlighten her friend. She had failed to grasp that there were other groups included too. "And to support their rights."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Ah, that," Cassandra said, affecting a pained expression. "It still concerns me, the amount of significance people in this time and place put on such things. In Thedas one loves whoever one loves, and everyone carries on as normal."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"Where I come from people are put in prison for it," Lucille said. "Well, the men, at least."

She wrinkled her nose. "People there are obsessed with what they consider morality."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Cassandra shook her head. "I still do not understand how what happens between consenting people matters all that much," she said. "Let alone be worth imprisonment!"
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't agree with those kinds of morals myself," Lucille replied. "Some things are better here, even if they need parades to celebrate it."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"True. I suppose it is simply appalling to me that such a thing is necessary," Cassandra said.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"As am I."

Would Cassandra be appalled by how people judged Lucille's relationship with her brother, or would she be appalled by it?
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-08 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
That... was likely to be a difficult matter. To put it mildly.

"Then not all people from your time are so terrible about it," she said. "I'm glad."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-09 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
Which was why Lucille hadn't brought it up.

She hesitated a little, then asked, nervously. "But... have you ever loved another girl?"
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-09 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
Cassandra blinked. "...No," she said. "Have you?"
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-09 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
"No!" Lucille replied hastily. "I just wondered because it seemed very common in Thedas."

This felt a little awkward and she wished she hadn't asked.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] seeks_truth 2017-07-09 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
"Perhaps it is not so much common as that we have no real desire to hide such things," Cassandra said, but she was tilting her head curiously at Lucille, none the less.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-09 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
"I didn't mean to imply..." Lucille began before realizing that implying didn't matter much if there was no judgement being passed.

She fell silent, trying to think of a way to get out of this conversation.

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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Hannibal smiled as he walked past and stopped for a moment. "Lucille. It's so good to see you again."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"It is good to see you too," Lucille said, smiling back. "I hadn't expected to return on a week ending in such celebrations."

It was better than an invasion.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] sharp_man 2017-07-08 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
It was.

"That just means your timing is superb," Hannibal said. "I shouldn't get too far behind, but I will see you at the park?"
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] crimson_sister 2017-07-08 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"I will stay for a little while," Lucille promised. She had looked forward to seeing Dr Lecter again.