msilverstar: (viggo direct thor)
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For the [ profile] lotrips100 reflection challenge, [ profile] gabbyhope has the best ideas!

"You want to know why? Just look."

At that quiet command, Orlando looks at their reflection in the shop window. Imagining himself that lone woman, he sees that they do look menacing, looming in their dark coats, his mohawk. "We look like those twisted blokes at Columbine."

"And every white mugger in every bad movie."

"Don't want to scare her."

"Try this." Viggo starts whistling, of all things. The tune is fiddly, all jumps and trills, Baroque? The woman calms down, walks slower, turns the corner away from them.


"Classical music. It's very reassuring."

"Would it work with showtunes?"

Notes: Inspired by my tall brother, who hates making people nervous on the street. For a change, not triggered by a dream. Thanks to [ profile] hanarobi for encouragement.

A whole new level

Date: 2003-06-13 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Kudos to you for writing something so new and fresh, with just the right amount of insight and social commentary AND being really funny. I giggled quite a while after reading this the first time. I do love your style.

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Date: 2003-06-14 12:11 pm (UTC)
ext_42756: (Baby Lij)
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I must commend you for this drabble. You are one of the few writers who manages to let your characters do something that is not sexual, yet interesting and entertaining at the same time.

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Date: 2007-05-22 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
well, i like it quite well.

show tunes. ah, orlando, i love you.

_wants to see him on the stage, so much, so much_
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