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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!]
suitably_heroic: (dsp: whaddayawant?)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, Atton did not think his 'occasional opportunist' qualified him to be in this thing, so he was fine to leave it to the people who did qualify.

Still, considering his roommate and everything, it felt weird not to show up in support. So there he was. Supporting people. Yep.

Standing along the sidewalk with a bottle of water in case Sparkle got a heatstroke under all of those rainbows, maybe.
suitably_heroic: (dsp: really?)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"You know that's not saying much, right?" Atton said, managing to combine glancing upwards with shoving a bottle of water at Sparkle. "Could just be it's planning to kill us next week and it's giving advance warning."
suitably_heroic: (neutral: talk.)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't you basically have this party at the store every week anyway?" Atton griped good-naturedly (and with not a hint of genuine seriousness buried under the complaint). "Fine, fine. I'll dial down the cynicism."

From 800 percent of his make-up to 700?
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"I dunno, so far, I just see a bunch of people walking straight ahead, dressed in every color under the sun," Atton said. "Think you need to make it an actual party to get better."
suitably_heroic: (neutral: talk.)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hey, hey, hey, I am not for decoration," Atton protested, warding off the beads with his hands.
suitably_heroic: (dsp: woah.)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm relieved you didn't bring at least ten," Atton admitted. He shook his head, eyeing the crowd. "Seems like this thing is catching on around here, though."
suitably_heroic: (lsp: ahhhh!)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"An old friend of mine would've been into this, I think," Atton mused thoughtfully. "Especially if there was more drinking."
suitably_heroic: (neutral: talk.)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Unless there's a rainbows-only stamp on the cake, sure," Atton said.
suitably_heroic: (lsp: ahhhh!)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"Pan-- oh right." Atton snorted. "'Pansexual' is a thing, and I can't even make jokes about it, because all of the jokes have already been taken out into an alley and shot."
suitably_heroic: (lsp: ahhhh!)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"I guess it's better than hitting them with kitchenware to make a point," Atton said. He tilted his head. "So I'm seeing a lot of color-coding here..."
suitably_heroic: (dsp: whaddayawant?)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-08 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"You're going to want to slow down and take these one at a time," Atton said slowly.

Look, he'd considered himself pretty plugged in back home. Out here, he was way out of his depth.
suitably_heroic: (dsp: woah.)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-09 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
Atton squinted at... the guy on fire. "How about that one?"
suitably_heroic: (dsp: woah.)

Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] suitably_heroic 2017-07-09 11:16 am (UTC)(link)
"Sounds like you're better off drawing a diagram," Atton said, after a beat. Because really. "But I get some of it."

A lot of it, actually. Atton had always liked the grey areas better, anyway.