Gaara had the morbid certainty that if they were ever attacked here, Lee would insist that the assailants remove their footwear first. Since he’d probably have to render them unconscious to get them to listen and comply, Gaara didn’t worry about that foible too much.
-Kindred, Maldoror GW
Anonymous asked: Two kids, very messed up from saving two very different fantasy worlds and then returning home where it's like it never happened, take comfort in each other.
This was a fascinating prompt. I maybe got a little carried away.
Homestuck, AU, Jane & Dirk
You spot him right off.
He’s a grade above you—skipped up a year, he’s supposed to be smart. Smart and talented and weird in that way where even the alienation by most of his older classmates is tinted with a kind of appalled admiration. So you knew of him in that distant way you know about minor characters in TV shows you don’t watch, a general knowledge with no bearing on your life.
Except today he’s different, and when you see him across the schoolyard you spot it immediately. He’s in the middle of milling group of departing schoolmates, the crowd flowing around him as they make for buses car rides, and—he’s not just apart, he’s separate. He stands out from the world like he’s a piece from a completely different puzzle, like his edges are formed in ways not shaped to connect to the people around him. He watches the other students go by and there’s a brittle, shell-shocked quality to his stillness that you recognize intimately.
So I wrote a thing!
It’s like…. Jane & Dirk Alice-in-Wonderland post-Fairy Tale meta or something. I have no idea where this came from. I just wanted to write the line about Dirk having a magical pony adventure and Fic Happened.
Overuse of exclamation marks makes them dwindle in significance until finally they carry no more urgency than a period—but one that graphically pokes you in the eye as you reach the end of each sentence.
All I have left to do is write this cover letter and I cannnnn’t. I hate this kind of thing so much. And yet somehow all my whining and complaining is not solving the problem; feel sorry for meeee.. ;^;
*update*: Paper is submitted. wooooooo. arigato, all.