long (desert, distance, dimension) relationship: a Cecil/Carlos fanmix

1. Telemiscommunications - Deadmau5 & Imogen Heap 2. Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend 3. Time Travel - Chronotos 4. Simple & Clean (PlanitB Remix) - Utada Hikaru 5. Unsaid - The Fray 6. King & Lionheart - Of Monsters & Men 7. Who Would Have Thought? - Darren Hayes 8. Waiting - Beyoncé ft. Ne-Yo

cover art by Sirida!

sirida replied to your post: Wait, I’m confused. So, Steve is Cecil…

So Cecil and Steve are step-brothers, and Steve met Janice’s mother when Janice was a baby perhaps? That would mean Janice and Cecil aren’t related by blood, but they’re still family.

Aww yes, I do believe you can still be family and not related :) The only thing I was quibbling was the ‘Step-brother’, because Cecil having a sister who had Janice makes sense, but Steve marrying his sister makes him a brother-in-law, not step-brother. Does that make sense? Sorry, I’m overly complicating things.

sirida replied to your post: “Trying to characterize Carlos as someone who disregards consent or…”:

Also, comparing the time when he called and left messages on Cecil’s voice mail to a headcanon that he deliberately would ignore limits in a sexual setting is a huge leap even when not taking Carlos’ personality into account.

Exactly. Also, to my recollection, the way he approached that voicemail made it sound like “extra calls are okay when there’s an important discovery to share” was a rule that he and Cecil had already worked out, especially since by that point Carlos was looking for ways that Cecil could get to the desert, and likely passing along any potential leads he found in order to share his excitement with Cecil and keep his spirits up. So I saw nothing wrong with that part to begin with, but obviously some people are set in their ways about seeing it differently.

sirida replied to your post “thelifeofemm answered your question “hhhhbghh even when i do get in…”

Have you tried to focus on the line of action? I struggle with that a lot because body language is difficult to read, but I’m slowly starting to figure out what to look for in a gesture. You don’t need perspective or be able to draw fast for that one so it might be a place to start?

i try to understand line of action but i can never get it right. i understand the theory but i find it hard to get the feeling of it down. i dunno how to practice it?

sirida replied to your post: sirida replied to your post: “Trying t…

That’s how I saw it, too. I figured that the boundaries were set because Carlos might have been calling more often than usual because he was worried about Cecil and unable to be there in any other way and it became too much and they talked about it.

Definitely! Being specific and having a formula for interactions with particular pre-established rules and exceptions seems like something that Carlos benefits considerably from. Whether he needs to call more often, or dial it back, he and Cecil always have conversations about it as a way of finding that balance. A lot of the people piling all this harsh critique on Carlos seem to expect him to be an expert at picking up subtle cues on his own, even from Cecil, who doesn’t always say exactly what he means and while his tone might make it obvious to some of us, that’s not an ability that everyone has, so yeah, Carlos sometimes needs more specificity and clarification, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

sirida replied to your post: Imagine, after the events of Parade Da…

I thought of a similar scenario, though I think the door can be opened from the outside, but not from the inside, which is why Rachelle was trapped inside the house until the others finally opened the door she went through again.

*slaps head* Of COURSE! I forgot completely, oops. Maybe Carlos isn’t as doomed as I thought :D I wonder if he’ll see a glimpse of the future, though. I wouldn’t be surprised!

sirida replied to your photo “˜Sup. *ELECTRONIC SCREECHING NOISES* Apart from borrowing…”

8O Look at you! That looks so amazing!

Asdfghjl <3 Thank you so much. It was a really fun costume to make actually, all pretty simple stuff and apart from being quite hot, it’s pretty comfy too :3 However I can’t see that well and because I’m half deaf it’s a little disorientating :P Luckily I’ve got mates to make sure I don’t walk into anyone :P