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the dave of guy (just some dude) ([personal profile] parodeity) wrote in [community profile] lucybox2017-03-04 08:19 pm

don't let me do expositiony set up

[ dave strider's personal life has always been shrouded in mystery. this is largely because of how the man himself acts. he has a thousand and one backstories, all different, for any interview - when he bothers to answer a question even remotely straight. he'll give one answer in one interview and another in another and never confirms which was true, if either. a lot of the time he doesn't bother to answer questions normally, or even with anything related. few people seem to know him from a time before he made it big in film. he figures, eventually, that only two people really know anything approaching the real story. rose, because she knows shit without asking. dirk, because he asked, and dave knows he owes the kid so much he's never going to be able to give him, to make up for the end of the story that has always been on the horizon. when dirk asks, dave answers - when he can.

he raised himself, pretty much. it wasn't a tragic story because dave never saw it that way, but he was alone and he felt somehow that this was preferable and important and it never bothered him. he drifted a lot, but dave always had a certain sense of where he was supposed to end up.

when they were eighteen, he met rose. she was still sober then. it was some college party he doesn't remember well, years later. he rarely went to them, but that party - that party he'd been drawn to. he'd been drawn to her, and they'd spoken, and she'd told him at some point in the conversation that she was glad she liked the man she was going to die with. she hadn't meant it romantically, and dave had known that. he'd felt the cosmic click on seeing her, and she'd immediately felt more real than most people ever did, but it hadn't been like that, whatever the tabloids speculated about dave strider and rose lalonde for the rest of their lives.

she'd told him later, sitting outside on the patio of the house they'd been at, her knee pressed to his as he cradled a water (he didn't drink, much), that the world was going to end and he'd found himself saying "i know". sometimes they'd spoken in details, sometimes they hadn't. rose always knew too much, and dave found that he had instincts and feelings he couldn't explain. they'd always been there, but rose made him pay attention.

he didn't tell dirk those parts - the parts about the world ending, or the plans made. the kids were never going to have ordinary childhoods but he felt they should have something, something happy and as free of worry as it could be, because holy shit was the weight of the universe going to crash down later. and rose didn't even know all the specifics - but what she did know was enough to know that life was so, so unfair.

rose didn't exactly warn him about the kids. they were twenty. dave was where he was supposed to be because he felt like he should be. houston, texas, and suddenly he had a kid and he'd called her up and said "a little warning would've been nice" and she'd said "did you really need it?" and that was that. sometimes she'd send him snaps of roxy. she was drinking by then and he missed the sober girl who'd spoken of their inevitable demise. she still talked about that, when they weren't speaking about the kids or their cause (for the kids, for the world, it amounted to the same thing). sometimes she was sober but more often she was drunk and when he'd asked why she'd started (the visions were shit but she'd had them always, so why now, with a kid) she asked why he kept dirk's creepy fucking puppet around. he'd told her once he was getting rid of it.

so yeah, he knows why she started: she had to. whenever he thought about it, it felt right beyond the way it immediately felt wrong - the right more bone deep despite how much he hated it. the same way he couldn't bring himself to get rid of cal. he'd wanted to (learned to hide his reactions to the thing by the time dirk was one) but it had to exist. it was how the story went. it wasn't worth thinking about. it was the same weird sense that had him nick dirk's aviators when the kid was thirteen, and replace them with the weird anime shades that sent a shiver of i knew you down his spine. a birthday present, he'd said, and they maybe were, but it was making sure things didn't go wrong, too. somehow.

but the story of dave strider people knew - right. that's where we were. as far as most people knew dave just kind of appeared in his twenties when he started up the sbahj shit. by the time dirk was talking dave was famous, and rose was, too. it was a way to get out the things they had to say, and it was a living to fund the shit dirk and roxy would need, and it meant dave traveled a lot. not when dirk was really young, but more and more often as he got older, though he always came back. he rarely spoke about dirk in interviews because dirk wasn't anyone's business but his and no one needed to know anything about his brother. that's how he ended up playing it: brothers. rose had gone for mom but dave had been twenty and terrified and dad wasn't something he could handle, so, you know. brothers. he could do that. just about.

maybe it would have been smarter not to get attached when he'd known how the story would end, but it wasn't like rose did it any different. and it was dave. of course he did, immediately. he didn't really have friends other than rose - he'd always felt just a little out of place, less in an outsider kind of way and more in a displaced kind of way. it went away the rare times he and rose were in the same place in person, or chatting on the phone, or in texas in the apartment where dirk always was. there was no point in getting attached to anyone else when the world was on a timer and it was always in the back of dave's mind. he was friendly and charming to a point, but he was never real outside of interactions with a few people and this never bothered him.

the media only knew a few real things, when it came down to it. dave loved rose lalonde (but they never figured out how) and the two of them were thick as thieves; he had a weird thing for nic cage for a while that was never explained (dirk was told "someone i knew once liked him" and dave thought maybe it was true - dirk was the only person besides rose who knew about dave's quieter obsession with john egbert's works, and dave had no idea how to explain that; dad jokes were not his usual brand of humor); and his works made no goddamn sense.

dirk knew more. dave wasn't as cool as he made himself out to be without trying. he fucked up a few holiday dinners when dirk was younger until he got good at cooking (he'd never bothered really for himself, so he'd never had practice until dirk existed). he wasn't as pokerfaced as he was on camera. he'd freak out when dirk hurt himself ever and make wry sideways remarks and even laugh if he found something funny. he didn't really cry, but sometimes he'd get sad, too, although he'd rarely explain why. dave drank coffee but hated it and juice and loved it and he'd only occasionally drink alcohol but usually he didn't and when he did he'd say he missed rose (before) but that was so, so rare. he taught dirk to do everything he could think of and bought him everything he imagined the kid could need (dave had so much money, and what was the point of budgeting it when he knew the economy had an expiration date?) and tried to set rules and structure but also tried to make sure the kid would be okay if he was alone. like he would be, someday. he had to teach dirk to strife but he was kind about it, even though he didn't let dirk slack. it'd save dirk's life someday so he couldn't go easy on the kid, but dave would never push him so far it was dangerous. they took breaks. he was fair. it was the best he could do.

he answered the phone within a second whenever dirk called. it's why he picks up at thirty-six without missing a single beat. dave carries two cellphones: a work phone and a personal phone. exactly two people have his personal number, and there is nothing in the world that is more important than answering that phone; he drops everything for it, and the media knows it. so does his entire crew. so in the middle of a shoot, when dave's personal cell tone goes off, the crew stops automatically without him needing to call a break and he pulls the phone out and answers. ]


Yo. [ didn't check the screen, so not sure which of them it is, but - ]

It's time. [ rose. sober rose, for a wonder, and dave stares blankly behind his shades at the set. it's time? well. he's been annoyed as fuck all day (all week, all month) and the nagging feeling that went unnamed must have been that, he guesses. it's time? shit. there's still way too much to do. ]

Now? [ he's in california, he thought he'd at least be around for go time, but shit that was the problem with all the travel - ]

A week, perhaps. [ she's walking outside somewhere, and he wonders if she's calling from new york. did she go back to say goodbye? ]

Is there anythin' else we need to do? [ if she's calling - it's not like rose only calls when she has things they need to react to, but with how she opened this one? ]

Nothing beyond whatever you would like to do with the final week. [ she stops moving, he thinks, and dave isn't sure what rose is looking at, across the country. maybe her house? her daughter? her million cats? ] I thought this time I'd give you that warning.

Thanks. [ dave's not sure what else to say. not to rose, anyway. there's no point in heartfelt goodbyes when he's pretty sure they're slated to meet at least once more, for a final battle they won't survive. (or a million times more, because he's not sure how long they have between goodbye to the kids and goodbye to life) he'll save the words for then, and then he probably won't say them. they've spent eighteen years having the same conversation. there's never going to be a point in saying goodbye to the woman who said they were going to die together the first time they ever met. their entire friendship has been one long goodbye. ] Going home, I guess.

Be certain to be out of the house before it happens. [ a warning she's given him a thousand times, like dave doesn't know the score. but he lets her give it, because he's pretty sure she's warning herself, too. it'd suck to have put in sixteen years of effort and then trip at the finish line, dooming the kids by helping them in ways they shouldn't. ]

I know. You're sure they're gonna be ok? [ it's a question he's asked a thousand times. but he needs, every time, to hear the answer. at least let it all be worth it in the way that matters most. ]

Would I lie to you? [ shockingly, no. rose does not lie to him. not about this or anything related to it. she has never had to. ] We've done all we could and all we needed to. Do you feel any differently?

Askin' me to use the spidey senses you insist I have? [ dave shuts his eyes, thinks about it, and. well. ] ...Still feel like we're right. Dunno why.

You don't need to know why. That feeling is enough. I'll see you after everything, Dave. [ he lets her end the call. probably neither of them needs to waste the remaining time talking about how they'll spend it, and they can't really spend it with one another when the kids have to be in their respective houses when the timer hits zero.

dave wraps the film in hours and doesn't care how shitty it's going to be. it barely matters when the world is ending (has always been ending) and one more anti-propaganda film doesn't need to be that perfect. he can go back to this shit once the kids are out of time and out of this world and on their own in a place he and rose will never be able to reach. they'll play their parts to the end, and if they're lucky the kids are never going to have to see them die, even if the know about it. he cancels his appointments for the next week and doesn't bother to listen to the complaints, and he catches the first flight home.

he doesn't warn dirk about any of this, so when he comes through the front door it's late and weeks before his schedule said he should be home, but it doesn't matter any longer and dave strider has always known exactly how he'd spend his time at the end: at home with his brother trying to figure out how to make sure he hadn't fucked up the sixteen years he'd been able to give dirk, and that they'd fit in everything that would have to last dirk a lifetime. his jacket goes to the coatrack and his keys are slung in a badly painted ceramic bowl which exists solely for that purpose. after a second he tosses in his phones, too, because he's not answering them for the next week. ]


Kid? [ dirk never keeps normal hours no matter how much dave nags. ] Filmin' wrapped early. I got Chinese, you probably did not eat so I'm not even gonna ask if you did. And if by some miracle you did eat already, I guess you can just eat a second time? You're skinny enough to survive a few extra meals.
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
My weight is fine, Bro. I am more than decent on muscle mass.

[Dirk Strider comes out of the gates complaining but he comes out of the gates instantly, too, the second he heard the door and it has to be Dave because it will never not be Dave, it never has been. Dirk has exactly three friends, or four and a half if you count those weird kids who they all talk to, and Dirk's exactly three friends are located at different places. If the door opens it's Dave or someone who shouldn't be there, and either way Dirk doesn't want to waste time getting to it.

The thing is, Dirk's a happy kid. He has between three and four-point-five friends but he loves three of those with all his heart, and he really likes Rose Lalonde as much as he knows her, though the drinking bothers him and he often wonders if he knows her at all (a fear he knows that Roxy has, an anxiety over a distance that seems like it can't be surmounted despite their shared and confirmed certainty that Rose does love Roxy, she does want to be there) and he has his Bro, Dave Strider, possibly the greatest person in the universe, and at the very least the best person that it could have chosen to raise him, in Dirk's completely unassailable opinion.

Dave to Dirk is perfect. He's the perfect Bro, the perfect guardian; he's the best filmmaker in existence, the funniest dude. Dirk is conscious of certain non-literal features in his brotherhood with Dave but it has never stopped him from thinking Dave is right, that Dave is best. He can't remember a time before he worshipped and adored his Bro, and in maturity his knowledge of his Bro's faults and imperfections have only made Dirk love him more. His Bro is real, his Bro is good. His Bro is all the things he aspires to be.

Sometimes he's afraid he never will be. Dave is attentive and supportive in his fights and he never lets Dirk get hurt, and he teaches Dirk it's okay to fail, but some part of Dirk can't accept it. Some part of Dirk thinks that he needs to fight until his bones break, that if he just goes harder, if he just works more, he could be better, he could get on Dave's level. He has told Dave that, once or twice; he has told Dave almost everything. He has told Dave that sometimes he really hates himself and a whole list of reasons why come into his head and no matter what he does to argue against them, the arguments for seem too strong to counter. He has told Dave that he's scared he's a bad person, that there's something inherently evil about him. He has told Dave that he thinks he could kill someone and it wouldn't bother him, and he has told Dave that he can't make himself care about people except those select few, not really, he can only care in a sort of vague abstract way that doesn't have any feeling in it. He has told Dave that he's scared Jake won't ever like him back because he's a guy, and that he's scared if Jake does it will somehow be because Dirk bullied him into trying these things. He has spent a lifetime telling Dave his fears and insecurities, trusting Dave to soothe them even if he can't fix them. When he was thirteen he figured out how to copy his brain onto a computer and he decided to give it a pass because he had Dave, after all, and maybe Dave wasn't always there, but he was there enough. The decision ultimately came down to not wanting to share Dave with his brain as an AI in some sunglasses.

He didn't tell his Bro that, but he did tell him what he figured out technologically and then they put copies of their brains in jars and set them up on the shelf. It was unanimously agreed to be an awesome home decorating idea.

He also doesn't tell his Bro that he has been faking sleeping on Derse his whole life. He thinks he could explain Derse to his Bro, but somehow it didn't feel quite right. He hasn't told Dave that one of their weird internet troll friends has talked to him about the 'game' they're supposed to play, that Roxy is planning on hacking Crockercorp in just a week so they can play with Jake and Jane, that he feels a ring of predestination in his actions and his decisions and sometimes he thinks he senses Dave feeling it too. He hasn't told Dave that the internet troll friends, who Dirk has come to accept as aliens, mentioned something about this planet being a dead end, and that Dirk and Roxy are planning on dragging Dave and Rose with them when they hit abscond on this popsicle stand because the world may benefit from Dave Strider and Rose Lalonde, but by mutual agreement Dirk and Roxy have prior dibs, and if this world is going downhill anyway they aren't letting it take their guardians with it. They've already decided that they need to keep Jane's Dad in the house when they bring it into the Medium, and they were going to lure their own guardians back home to have them where they needed to be for the entire affair. Dirk has been planning to either fake sick or actually give himself an injury; they seem like the best ways to force Dave to come home and stay home.

He also hasn't told Dave that sometimes when they're Strifing, it feels familiar, except he feels like he should have been winning. Or that sometimes when Dave is around he thinks he should be flashstepping from room to room like a ghost. He hasn't told anyone that one of their alien friends has talked to him about these things, called them 'splinters', and said she thinks it's part of his role as a Heart player. He thinks he should save those explanations for when they're in the game. When they have saved the guardians from this planet, then it can be discussed.

Dave being home early is convenient at least. Roxy confirmed that her Mom is back in New York and is staying for a week. It seems like predestination, if it exists, is favouring their plans. That makes Dirk wary as fuck, but he's going to roll with it.]


Since you're askin', I'll eat with you.

[The emphasis, though not actually vocalized, is on 'with.' Dirk realizes he is the younger brother here, but even in the years of his blindest hero-worship, he did not fail to notice some of his Bro's own bad habits. Dirk thinks his Bro should take care of himself a hell of a lot better than he does. He has been known to express this directly or otherwise.]
Edited 2017-03-05 04:18 (UTC)
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
[The line of his face gets mildly annoyed at the hair ruffle (another thing he's worried to Dave about, My voice doesn't inflect enough, I don't express right, something's wrong with me, another thing Dave has comforted him on and told him was okay) but he follows Dave to the kitchen in a flashstep because of course he's going to try to get Dave back, and of course he is going to fail. That is not the point. The point is one day he might actually manage to get his Bro's hair in return.]

I've been plannin' me and Snoop D's trip to the moon. We're an item now, no third wheels invited. [He leans against the table and watches Dave unpack; there's always a certain level of contained energy in him, something invisible to a lot of people but that runs through him in tight electric circuits, raises with the heights of his emotions and lingers in a readiness for movement. His Bro's training channeled all of that, turned a kid's eagerness to dismantle the radiator to see how it works into a near-adult's perpetual combat readiness, but it always spikes when Dave's around. He's always happy when Dave is there, and part of him always wants to show off for Dave.

But his current projects with Roxy are still a secret, so he opts for a deflection.]
There isn't any specific law about improving the AIs that control government systems.

[Roxy and Dirk are a terror together. She can get into anything and he will happily supply her with something as a substitute for whatever system she just accessed. They have considered it home improvement efforts. Others may consider it illegal.]

When do I get to see the footage?

[If shooting is wrapped up, then Dave has footage for Dirk to check out. Dirk has always liked looking through all the parts and then seeing how Dave assembles them together. It reminds him of machinery, if the goal of a machine was to be an incomprehensible, somewhat unsettling mess. Which it sometimes has been for Dirk.]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
It isn't like we make any of it worse.

[The systems they live in are corrupt and dangerous and they have to be alert to everything. It means they make a game of toying with authority. They're always very careful but sometimes Dirk gets the feeling that they aren't going to be caught, that it's in someone's interests to keep them safe. He never likes that feeling. He is pretty sure that person's interests aren't theirs.

He takes the food he's given and settles down on the couch. People on the street, when he goes out, probably see him as physically reserved, but Dave has been the major victim of Dirk's clingy tendencies, a position only lightened by Cal and certain stuffed animals or puppets acquired over the years, and now that Dave is home Dirk is hardly going to resist leaning against him as they eat. It's nice to have that physical reassurance that Dave is near, and it feels like another of those splinter things. It wasn't like this, take advantage.]


You raised me to be a heartbreaker. [Haha, classpect joke. Dirk can't wait until he can share it with Dave.] What's happening in two weeks that you'd willingly abandon your only brother as he prepares for his wedding?
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
[Okay that's a shocker and Dirk sits up.] You're adapting her books. [Stated in a flat monotone, but Dave has always known how to read Dirk's mood and this one is definitely 'disbelieving, but so fucking excited.' Roxy and Dirk have often discussed this possibility, debating exactly which ways it would be terrible, exploring all the most incomprehensibly unbearable things that could be done. And it's actually happening.

Except the game is coming. Dave and Rose won't be able to do it.

Not here at least. Dirk decides that on the other side of this, he'll make sure their guardians stick to the promise. It just can't be in this world.

Hm. He settles back down on Dave's shoulder.]


I want a cameo. Roxy deserves one too. It'd be cool to meet up with her on the set. [A little mistruth and it feels weird, he doesn't even know if he can do it right at Dave, but he can't play this card. He needs to keep Dave safe, and Rose too. He'd be fucking it up for both of them and he can't.]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
Stop enrichin' Mexican soil, Bro. [Dirk is racing through his food, which isn't exactly abnormal, but the reason for it is made transparent when he completes it and latches onto Dave. He's almost sixteen, just a couple more weeks and he'll hit it, but he doesn't really care that it's considered weird for him to cling to his Bro at this age. It makes him feel happier and safer. It chases splinters away from the corners of his mind.]

Rox and me'll keep our conversations nice and encrypted just for you. What do you wanna watch? Can we Strife after? Bet I can kick your ass by my birthday.

[This is highly improbable but Dave has only ever been encouraging to Dirk. He knows Dave is less eager about fighting than Dirk is but there's something relaxing about it. Anyway, there's no one better to practice again when it comes to the game.

(Dirk once built a deathbot to battle against when Dave was away. That particular habit was disapproved of openly. Dirk did not try to do it behind Dave's back again.)]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
Meaning no trips for you to meet with your future bro-in-law. [Since Snoop Dogg is not in Houston. Dirk notices him not eating and flicks him in the side.]

Dude. Eat. When did you last sleep? [Is he being bad? Glass houses, sure, but Dirk is still sure he has the right to lecture his Bro.]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
This is Brother Hennin'. [But Dave is eating more so Dirk will stop complaining.] Somethin' Robert Rodriguez, then. [He gets to pick the film and the best films to watch with his Bro are ones that are fun, and really stupid.]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Dirk looks at Dave then, sideways. He gets a sense in the back of his head like Dave is thinking something he isn't saying, and he gets a sense of what the meaning of that thing is. It feels like limited time. An hourglass running down.]

If you're serious about just stickin' around for the next while, we can do anything you want. Mixin' some tunes would be cool. Fraternal rap-offs.

[The offer for Dave to sleep in his bed hangs on his tongue but then he doesn't say it. It feels too terrifying.

He isn't going to say goodbye, they're taking their guardians with them. Dirk has to remember that.]


What do you have in mind, Bro?
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds cool. You're the most random dude I know.

[His grip on Dave is tighter and he didn't notice it, but when he does he isn't sure he wants to let go.] No cellphones is cool. [He can't give up his computers, he and Roxy need to be in touch for this to go well, but he can minimize it. They're in the final phase anyway.]

I'm not askin' you to go hang-glidin', Bro. Just a little fraternal rooftop swordplay. [He is not asking for adrenaline junkie things!!]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Well. He isn't objecting to that? Even if it messes up his Perfect Hair, Bro already committed that offence on entry, so Dirk will allow it now.

(It makes him feel a little better.)]


Squarewave is gonna come in here any second rappin' sadly about how you don't think he's enough.

[He can't build another robot or Squarewave will be sad and replaced, clearly?]

I'm cool without hang-glidin'. We can just chill at home.
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
Try not to make too many comments about how hot she is to the talkshow hosts. I know the drill. [The drill involves a lot of Dave feeding the flames of speculation and while Dirk usually thinks it is intentional, he also often suspects his Bro just has a problem not telling everyone how great Rose is and that apparently includes her great body. Dirk knows that nothing has happened there, but he also knows Dave regularly makes his publicist cry.

He is probably doing that right now, in fact. That's a funny thought.]


Where are you supposed to be right now, anyway? I know it ain't avoidin' the media circus with your hidden-from-the-public kid brother.

[What obligation is he dodging? He should probably be editing if a movie is done and there are usually talks with people. But no cell phones, so that isn't an issue. Dirk is admittedly pleased to have a monopoly on Dave. Even if only Rose Lalonde could ever rival him in Dave's affections, Dirk also wants all of his time and attention. It feels greedy and selfish, but it also feels important. Once when he was younger, drifting through Derse, he looked everywhere to try to find Dave. He found Roxy, he saw news of Jake and Jane, but he couldn't find his Bro. It made him sick to think of a world where Dave wasn't and it also seemed strangely familiar.

He'd been young enough then to demand Dave's time the instant it happened, including nap privileges. Now, while Dave would never shame him for it, Dirk does at least try to act a little less like a child. But the closer he keeps Dave, the better his plans would workβ€”and he won't say out loud that even if it ruined his plans he'd want to keep him near the whole time.]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-05 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
C'mon, Bro. [That's for calling Rose hot? Again? Why is Dave like this. Why does he always call Rose hot. Objectively yes she's attractive but Bro.

He accepts the comment about him as a half-truth; Dirk has seen Dave interact with the media, and he understands that Dave is protecting him from all of that, and that maybe Dave is protecting himself too. He doesn't mind after all. He's content with his world of only the people who matter to him.]


Can we make a movie while you're here? [Not the first time Dirk has asked something like that over the years; he likes having projects and he likes doing things with Dave, so it makes sense to make his director brother help him make a weird movie involving robots, rap, remixes, and weird animated segments. Photographic flipbooks are also a possibility. Dirk likes combining their abilities to make something together and has asked for collaborations since he was old enough to contribute crayon drawings to their home's decor.]
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[personal profile] splinten 2017-03-06 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
Do I not get to be hot? You're taking a hit to my fragile budding teenaged ego. [This is of course not true; of all the worries Dirk has ever expressed to Dave, anxiety over his physical appearance has not been one of them. Aside from being weirdly vain about his hair, Dirk has a very healthy approach to his own appearance. The only thing he's ever stressed about is whether or not his hair would look bad died cerulean. (This hair choice was opted against, thank God.) ]

No topic, no plan. We're flyin' free on this one. [Dirk likes planning, but Dave's support and encouragement have made him more open to the parts of himself that aren't as organized. The need for meticulous control to avoid failure and shame is not half as desperate after almost sixteen years of Dave supporting him through everything.] Maybe we should mad libs it.

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