Listening to a lot of the soundtrack stuff lately 'cause it's on my iPod (I have my running/workout playlist on there) and am listening while I do lots of cleaning (I'm moving soon, so there's LOTS of cleaning, lol, and packing, and...).
Finale from the OST came on, and as I was listening to it, I was thinking how it fit the end of the film-- bittersweet, but overall sort of hopeful. Yet we've said before here, I think, that while Disney gave the end of T:L
a general hopeful and happy ending... the story is really just beginning.
Just wondering how many of you have written (or speculated about, if you're not a writer) what may come after. J, I know you have.
Being an eternal cynic (and, as I've been accused over and over again, negative/pessimistic, or as a friend said the other day, fatalistic), I tend to write not-so-rosy, not-so-rainbow-and-bunnies, endings (I'm not generally the rainbow-and-bunnies sort, except at the weirdest times).
Really, who in this film is set up to end well?
Stuff I have in progress:
--A fic about if Tron were to survive the end of T:L
(music story based on May It Be
soundtrack). How on earth does he make things right, while dealing with his own issues? In this premise, I take the line that the Grid was destroyed... mostly. He was safe in the Sea of Simulation, and he crawls out to find nothing left... or so he thinks. Except there's this unknown colony of Isos living so far out in the Outlands that they were the only thing that escaped the blast... and interestingly enough, they manifested after Clu poisoned the Sea (yes, I make this work). Thing is, they want nothing to do with Basics, for obvious reasons... at least, most of them don't...
--A fic about Sam and Quorra. I put them in a relationship, yes... but it's not easy. They truly care for and love each other... but... let's face it:
--Q's thrown into a world totally unlike anything she's ever known. That's hard enough to deal with. Sam's going through his own changes-- much of who he is and how his life has been was shaped by the fact that he lost his dad. Now he knows a lot of different truths, and that's got to change his worldview. Both are going through HUGE personal life upheavals. Huge enough that personalities may be affected. Ouch.
--Q's totally dependent on Sam-- she doesn't even know how to live in our world. She knows this, and he knows this-- they're stuck with each other, like it or not. No pressure, guys.
--Sam's just plain an antisocial guy. Regardless of what happened to his dad, I could see him having a certain amount of standoffishness and independence just because of who he is. Now he's got a new roommate. Also, he's so used to pushing people away and locking them out, that he simply doesn't know how to let her in, even when he wants to. Same for Q-- she's used to living in the middle of nowhere with one other person, for thousands of years. Now she has to be social with someone else. (she may have the advantage here: we know the Flynns have similarities, so she may be able to apply some of what she knows about living with Flynn to living with his son. Still, the differences are probably jarring.)
--Dealing with attraction. To someone you don't know. Who is messed up. Who lives with you.
--it's damn hard to live with another person even when you know you get along. Worse when you don't even really know them. Worse still when you're thrown together, not by choice. Think "college roommates on steroids."
--both are grieving the loss of Flynn. And it feels funny to both-- Sam's a little bitter because he's missed all this time with his dad, all his life-- but Q's been there. She feels funny because she's spent a thousand cycles with Flynn-- but blood's thicker than water and Sam's important to him based solely on who he is. There's one argument they have where she's like "Sam, your dad would say to do X and Y" and Sam finally gets fed up and yells at her, "Don't tell me what he would do! He was MY dad!" Yup.
This one is based off GnR's November Rain
. They love each other, but can they make it work? Love isn't always enough...
Strangely enough, Alan may be the one to come out of this with the most closure and the least baggage, if Sam tells him everything: he's vindicated in still carrying a torch for his friend, he now knows what happened, and Encom's going to get fixed. On the other hand: Tron's left damaged and stuck rebuilding a world when he hasn't a clue how; Q's entire life is thrown so upside-down it's not even funny; and Sam's almost left with more questions than answers, not to mention a huge change to his worldview, and almost everything he's thought about himself and his life has new answers...