silent sigh

Fic: Just a Wrinkle (Iron Man, Tony & Rhodey)

I wrote more fic.

Just a Wrinkle (2589 words) by thedeadparrot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Rhodey" Rhodes & Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Time Travel, MIT Era, Community: trope_bingo
Summary:


"So, to get all the obvious questions out of the way: yes, the future is great, no, we don't have flying cars, yes, I do get to bang a lot of hot chicks, and the internet does transform the world by making it easier to watch videos of cats. Anything that I miss?"



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death and dream

Fic: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Charles/Erik)

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (1169 words) by thedeadparrot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Reunion, Darkest Timeline, Community: trope_bingo
Summary:

Charles and Erik after the Sentinel program is announced in the darker future of Days of Future Past.



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death and dream

Boston FIG: Highlights

I got to go to the Boston Festival of Indie Games this year, and it was a blast as always. I love how weird and messy and diverse it is. There was, as always, a great mix of tabletop and digital games to mess around with, but here are a few standouts that I'd like to call out.

Tabletop:

No Regerts (yes, it's supposed to be spelled that way.) - On Kickstarter now! It's a card game based around getting tattoos. And screwing over your friends. I played two different rounds with two different groups of people, and it was a blast both times. Plus, the art is great, and both the 'good' and the 'bad' tattoos were hilarious. I came home and Kickstarted it immediately.



Digital:

One of my friends was manning her brother's booth, and it was a super cool game idea that wasn't quite refined yet, but I can see something brilliant in it already. Don't want to say too much just yet, but I'm definitely going to see what it is going forward.

Floor Kids - A mobile game about breakdancing. Gorgeous art, lovely animation. It's not out yet, but I'm so ready for it. Oh, and I discovered that it's based on a digital short, also called Floor Kids, which gives a decent idea of what to expect.

Mind Flock - Co-Op trivia game. You can trade categories with other people on your team in an attempt to get all of them right. Apparently, my teammate and I managed to kick serious ass with a high score of 27. I need to find out if M and I can rock this long distance.

Sad Hill Cemetery - super simple game where you try to prove you're the quickest draw in all the land. Almost no graphics to speak of, but still amazingly put together.

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obvious place

The Beginner's Guide (video game)

So I played The Beginner's Guide, which I will need to spoil in depth to talk about with any sort of coherence, but if spending 1.5 hours on a loosely interactive experience that tries to talk about the relationship between the creation of art and the consumers of art told through a very odd metatextual story about a guy who makes video games through a bunch of small video games, well, you should pick it up (in the latest Humble Bundle!) and then come back and read this.

Or you could read this and spoil yourselves. Either way.

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thedeadparrot

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*peeks in*

Um, hi. I haven't been around as much as I want to/hope to be. It's not any major life stuff so much as it is an accumulation of tiny decisions mostly around doing too many things and not feeling connected to fandom lately, partially because I'm creatively stymied, and partially because I'm too busy doing parkour all the time. (This is only a slight exaggeration.) Also, it is too hot this summer.

And this election is the biggest, most beautiful/ugly dumpster fire ever, and I can't look away from it.


Anyway, I signed up for [community profile] trope_bingo. I kind of want to make a parkour vid, except for the fact that one of the tools in my vidding workflow no longer works. The Olympics are on, which is fun as it always is. Er, and I've probably done some other stuff? Maybe?

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silent sigh

Fic: L’esprit de L’escalier (Tony/Rhodey, MCU, post-Civil War)

Title: L’esprit de L’escalier
Fandom: Iron Man (MCU)
Pairing: Tony Stark/James Rhodes
Word count: ~7000
Summary: Post-Civil War. Tony opens his mouth, but he can't find the right words. His version of therapy sucks.
Notes: Thanks so much to merisunshine36 for the encouragement, the beta, and for sharing of all my Tony/Rhodey feels.

On AO3 | On Tumblr

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thedeadparrot

things!

I have written a thing! Or a first draft of a thing! A Tony/Rhodey thing! All 5k words of it! I'm eager to dig into editing it, but I need to give it a little time to marinate, so that I can come back to it with fresher eyes. It was one of those stories that mutated a lot during the writing of it, so I'm not sure the beginnings of it match the end. But that's okay! That's what editing is about!

It's the first thing I've written in months, which is making me happy.

Unfortunately, I've managed to fill up my mornings and nights with things that are not writing, so it's been hard to squeeze in writing during the week. Good thing I've got weekends, huh?

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saving the world

Captain America: Civil War

I'm kind of ambivalent about this one. It has a lot of things to do, and it does them all very well, but it doesn't feel like a movie? It feels more like a machine.

Or maybe here's a better metaphor: It juggles about 20 different character arcs and storylines, and it even juggles them effectively. But like watching a skilled juggler, I came away from it entertained and impressed but not moved.

And maybe that shallowness is okay. It's definitely spurred me to go look for MCU fic, and it might actually spur me to go write some more. There are emotional arcs to be fleshed out and empty spaces to be colored in. That's always been fandom's job in the past. Maybe it's okay that it continues like that into the future.

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