dolewhip: (Lilo & Stitch: Pleakley)
So much is going on in the world of politics, and I strongly over-saturated myself last night, so I'm posting about some fandom things I've been thinking about. To give myself a bit of a diversion, you know?

I'm going to start with Futurama, because I've just been thinking a lot about the show lately. Specifically, I've been thinking about how the writers/creators spun the show's tone. The premise and the character's backstory really could have been something so dark, and while the comedy is clearly off-color, it's still a comedy! I love the way that works. It's kind of like how on the show Friends, Phoebe's early life was just so messed up, yet it never becomes a depressing thing - unless you really think about it, I guess.

I actually like really thinking about Futurama that way, though. The show obviously has certain emotional episodes, and those are great. I'm normally not into darkfic for darkfic's sake, but God, I love thinking about the potential for Bender, in particular, and interpreting him as a human character. As a robot, he's... Still pretty messed up, let's be real, but as a human? He'd be a total disaster. I'd love to do some writing on that, I just don't know what I'd write. You know, plot-wise, I guess.

I've been reading - I've got four books going at once, which is a bad plan - but my writing brain isn't getting into gear from that like it usually does. That's kind of frustrating. Anyway...

Lilo & Stitch. I realized that while it's the fandom I've written the most for, it's all really old, awful fic - and I'd really to write something with some actual quality for that movie/franchise. I've also realized that Pleakley is permanently a trans-female character in my mind. It's just the only way I can interpret her anymore, and I am more than okay with that.

Of course, the thing about writing Lilo & Stitch fic is that, if you ask me, the original movie and the "Stitch Has a Glitch" sequel are the only parts of that franchise that are... Actually good. But because I ship Pleakley and Jumba, and their relationship really came to be in the series, and had winning moments in Leroy and Stitch, I have to watch some media of seriously questionable quality to refresh myself on how to write them. It's not a problem, just a bit of a pain.

Speaking of questionable quality, I've found myself wanting to re-watch some things that... Well. I'm oddly nostalgic for Quest for Camelot,a guilty pleasure of mine, and Xiaolin Showdown - a tv series that I adored when I was younger, but for all I know I'd find crappy now.

Okay, I feel well-sidetracked now!
dolewhip: (Lilo & Stitch: Pleakley)
Title: Let the Words Come Out
Fandom: Lilo & Stitch
Prompt: "Lilo as nonbinary. Aged-up or set during the films/series. Possible nonbinary Pleakly or Stitch as well."
Summary: In which Lilo comes home for their first college break, and has something to share.
Relationships: Lilo & Ohana, Nani/David, referenced Jumba/Pleakley
Wordcount: 2556
Warnings: Lilo is misgendered a few times, mostly before she comes out to them - although Jumba does slip a couple of times even after. There's also Stitch feeling ambiguous about his/their gender, despite being labeled male by the family. It's certainly never done with malice in either case, but still merits a warning.

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