“What?” you may ask. “There’s a fandom besides Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Sherlock on Tumblr?” Yeah. Pay attention, the Avengers are pretty big here too, along with the rest of the MCU.
But I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about TRON.
“Do you mean that hokey 80s Sci-Fi flick I’ve never watched because it just looks lame, or that two hour Daft Punk music video?”
Don’t you start with me. And stop interrupting.
We are the Tron fandom. We appreciate these movies. Know why? Because we actually sat and enjoyed the story.
Sure, we’re pretty small. Neither film did as well as Disney wanted in the box office. But you know what?
Yknow that game that came out, Disney Infinity? Yeah, the one with the figures. When it first came out we wanted TRON characters in it. So we asked. We pushed. And you know what?
We got em in the next version.
But they were DIGITAL ONLY????
We weren’t about to sit still for that. So you know what we did? We nagged again and we got our physical figures. Some of us don’t even play Disney Infinity and we bought the figures, both digitally and physically. Some of us have a little army of Quorra’s on our shelves.
We may be small. We may not have a lot of content out there. But we are PASSIONATE. We snap up whatever we get. Heck, we waited nearly thirty years for a sequel movie to the first movie, and got a FPS video game in between. And we ate it up. We are the ones who buy the comics, who watched every episode of Uprising, even when it was on at MIDNIGHT. Not to mention we own every episode of TRON: Uprising on iTunes, Amazon Digital, etc.
We’re the ones who sent Disney hundreds, possibly thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands of glow sticks when we heard that our third movie was shelved, and boy do we refuse to say it’s cancelled.
We’re the ones who are going NUTS over every piece of beautiful concept art that was “leaked” from “TRON: Escape.”
We’re the ones who flipped out when we found out that ‘TRON: Escape’ actually was happening, only by a different name (TRON: RUN/r), and are buying it up on Steam EVEN THOUGH THE GAME ISN’T DONE YET.
We’re the ones who read, watch, play, and buy anything with TRON on it.
We’re the ones who have created intricate backstories and fan fictions and fan characters, some characters that are written so well they feel like they are canon.
We’re the ones who refuse to believe that the Tron franchise is dead.
It’s a cough, just loud enough to be heard over the racket, that causes Guy-Man to look up from his phone. A tall man wearing a bashful expression points at the empty chair by Guy-Man’s table.
“Excuse me, but may I sit here? It’s full everywhere else.”
Glancing around the café, Guy-Man confirms the statement - it’s more or less full, with only a few other chairs unoccupied. He nods at the man, motioning for him to sit. The man’s face lights up, and Guy-Man instantly regrets not turning him down. He was moderately attractive before, but after flashing a smile like that he becomes nothing short of gorgeous. How the hell is Guy-Man supposed to concentrate on his food with someone like that in front of him?
The answer: he isn’t.
As much as he tries to keep his eyes solely on either his plate or phone, it’s impossible for him not to sporadically peek up at his tablemate. He’s reading today’s paper, a relaxed expression on his face. There’s a… beguiling softness to him. Even when inattentive to his surroundings, he has a sunny but composed disposition, the kind that makes you feel safe and at ease. Guy-Man wonders if he should say something. Probably not. Just because the guy chose to sit here doesn’t mean he’s looking for conversation. Besides, he’s most likely straight. The hot ones are always straight.
The man’s gaze flit up from his paper, briefly locking with Guy-Man’s, who looks away as quickly as he can whilst silently cursing. Great, because things weren’t bad enough before. How goddamn difficult is it not to let anyone catch you staring at them?! How is it-
“My name’s Thomas, by the way.”
Guy-Man almost jumps in surprise. The ma- Thomas’ eyes are shining with expectation as he waits for Guy-Man to introduce himself.
“Uh, I’m Guy-Manuel.”
“It’s nice to meet you.” Grinning, Thomas leans forward, propping his elbows on the table and resting his chin on his interlocked fingers. “Soo… Do you come here often, Guy-Manuel?”
Guy-Man bites down on his tongue to hold back a snort. It’s been a long time since he was last assaulted by such a corny line. Though, he must admit, Thomas kind of makes it work.
“I see. I moved here not long ago, so I don’t know which hangouts are good and which aren’t. This place seems nice, though.”
“It is. They have different ‘lunch offers’ every weekday between ten and two. It’s pretty good”
“That does sound good. Do you have any other tips?” Thomas asks, then, when Guy-Man is unable to hold in another snicker, knits his brow in an unreasonably adorable way. “What?”
Guy-Man shakes his head. “Nothing. It’s just… Are you flirting with me?”
Thomas hums, contemplatively peering up at the ceiling.
“Well… It depends.”
“On whether you are free tomorrow evening…”
Requested by anonymous. Prompt is from this list. I’ll be trying to get through all of them, but if there’s a certain one you want me to prioritize, let me know :)
Ghost in the Shell is my favourite anime of all time. While controversial, Scarlet Johansson’s casting is the strongest thing about the current adaptation, the writer had worked on Straight Outta Compton which is cool, I’m not a big fan of the director Rupert Sanders, the rest of the casting is a bit unremarkable and the official synopsis makes me nervous about the portrayal of the villain The Laughing Man. I’m still hoping for the best, but setting low expectations. Here is how I think the best version of this movie could have been made…