I sort of love that it’s 45 minutes long and obviously pasted over an old dinosaur ride. That kind of thing is why Epcot is my favorite theme park ever - it feels like, hand-crafted?? in this weird way. It’s not slick, lol
Exactly, It really felt like this little hidden pocket of Disney weirdness and fun. wahh. The “dated” feeling of Epcot is something I really treasure, because it’s like a time capsule! And the stuff that’s been tied-in to movies and other pop culture stuff (Honey I Shrunk the Audience, the Michael Jackson thing from the 80s) was actually dated in a not-charming way, so to see them doing more movie tie-in stuff in that park is kinda sad.
I’m amazed that I didn’t hear about that from my friend who still works there. Also I started at Disney like 6 months after 9/11 and I’m glad I missed it. The whole back end of my park was on top of a giant propane tank, so everyone panicked.
What does your friend do there?
Yeah, it sounds like it was a very uniquely creepy experience, and I’m sure at the time it was just scary as shit.
skrtomg said: Maelstrom, nooooo! I'm upset.
I know! Maelstrom is one of those classic Epcot features for me, not on the level of Spaceship Earth but pretty prominently up there.
I’m glad my last ride on it EVER was that time with you when we were getting kind of goofy and laughing at the trolls. It was good personal send off. ;_____;
Also, check out the Disney World subreddit if you want to read a lot of fans reacting angrily. It kind of ate my entire afternoon. (That, and the 9/11 at Disney World thread that made me unexpectedly emotional…)
I tried to post this fic on Tumblr and it froze two computers, which is possibly part of the spirit of this gift — I started this fic for Sekrit’s birthday and since that occasion has long past it’s just dedicated to her.
Sekrit: Tumblr hated this fic in essence, it was rejected for being over 10k (?? a lot mysterious problems were had). So it is truly for you, and cannot be reproduced as text on Tumblr. Thank you for our initial fun oyster restaurant conversation about this fic and for subsequent oyster restaurant conversations — may there be many more.
Finally posted a couple of old fics on AO3, including:
Leave the Pieces - This is the big chapter story I wrote after Scenic Route. It’s this sort of giant box full of my reactions to a lot of stuff I was encountering in SP fic and art when I first got here, and it’s from four different POVs (Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Butters), and there’s like, a holy war, sort of, and amnesia magic, and Craig leading Tweek around a sex club on a leash, even though Tweek is married to Wendy! There’s an alternate timeline and a huge multi-generational epilogue, and Stan even bottoms to Kyle at one point!!! There’s a lot going on, but it’s basically a Stan/Kyle love story with Cartman/Butters and Kenny/Wendy side love stories, and a bunch of little nods to fandom traditions and themes.
That Was Now and This is Then - This was supposed to be my hilarious Token/Clyde/Craig/Tweek orgy fic for the kink meme, but then it turned pretty dark mid-orgy and I decided to write a big Token/Clyde sequel featuring Fat Craig and some other couples on the side. For a while I’d given up on it, but I checked it out again recently and decided to finish it, so there will be two more chapters and an epilogue.
I also posted an old Trek fic (everyone thinks Chekov is dead, Kirk and Sulu begin a relationship some time later, then Chekov reappears) and a couple of Lost ones, and I think my archive is basically complete now, aside from some scattered porn and old stuff in very obscure fandoms.