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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!]
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Raven had a big, bright, pansexual flag bracelet on her wrist, which she kept picking at and fussing with. She wasn't used to wearing actual things, but Kathy had made it for her, so of course she had to wear it.

She watched the parade with a small smile from the edge of a roof towards the end of the parade route. She felt a little strange attending, like she didn't entirely belong. It'd never been the love part of her identity she'd been most anxious to hide.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-08 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"Not marching?" Kathy asked, smiling down at the bracelet. "It's okay if you'd rather not wear it, by the way."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Is not," Raven said. "You made it." So there. "I'd feel weird, marching," she admitted. "Too many people."

That wasn't why -- or wasn't the only rwason, rather. But she wasn't sure she could put the other one into words.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-08 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"The blue matches you," Kathy said a little shyly. "I saw it and thought of you, first thing."

She nudged Raven, looking concerned. "Just too many people?
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Raven looked over at her. "Why aren't you marching?"
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-08 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, umm, well, it isn't really for me," Kathy said, flushing. "I mean sometimes poly is counted in pride, but I don't wanna step where it's not for me."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-08 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Raven shrugged. "It doesn't feel like it's for me, either. I've never actually experienced any homophobia."

She'd internalized plenty, as a kid in the '50s, but she'd never experienced an overt display directed at her.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, but..." Kathy shrugged. "I'm not actually or bi or pan or anything like that. You've had a girlfriend! Pride is for you if you want it to be."

She reached for Raven's hand and squeezed. "But I'm glad to have you with me here anyway."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-09 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
Raven squeezed back. "I don't really get why poly doesn't count," she said. "But I like having you here to hang out with too."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
"It used to," she said. "Like all the alternative sexualities were, I think. But being poly is a thing you do, not a thing you are. So I can see why people might not feel like I have a spot. And that's okay! I'm happy to cheer and support."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-09 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Raven kept frowning. And wishing she knew more of the vocabulary around this stuff so she could feel like she could argue.

"Cheering is good."
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Tumblr, Raven. Come to Tumblr.

"You're still frowning, though," Kathy pointed out, tapping Raven's furrowed brow with a gentle finger.
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-09 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
Don't think she wasn't already there. Reading about it and being able to articulate it later were two different skills.

"I know it's not the sort of thing you guys would even want to do, but you and Dante and Anders couldn't, like, all marry each other. Not legally. How is that not a Pride thing?"
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
"Well...hmm." Kathy had to think about that. "I think maybe it's because I don't need to be with both of them, exactly? Like, I wasn't born only attracted to multiple guys at once? But you make a good point."

She looked over to where people were in the parade, cheering and holding signs. "Maybe next year. I can ask if it would bother anyone. Will you march with me if I do?"
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] tigerundercover 2017-07-09 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't need to be with a girl or an enby instead of a boy," Raven pointed out. "And Parker's marching. She's poly with two guys too." She shrugged. "I don't know. Maybe." She squeezed Kathy's hand again. "Probably."

She'd have to be better adjusted again by next year, right?
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Re: Along the Parade Route!

[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
That was Kathy's fervent hope. Better by 2018 was her campaign slogan to herself.

"Then we'll march arm-in-arm and the the boys can argue over who gets to hold the other one," Kathy said staunchly. And in an undertone, for only Raven's ears, "And if you're not up for it, that's okay, too."