Backstories I need like burning: HAY RADIA got your hat!~~~
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This scene - the way she reaches for him, physically and verbally, the way he’s a twisted repurposed virus but still starts by telling her not to be afraid and ends by saying goodbye, in a voice I would swear was almost gentle - has a much bigger impact when you’ve read the Tron Files and listened to the Abraxas Shards, and realise just how close these two must have been. (I dunno if you can’t access them until after you’ve finished the game or if that was just the Let’s Play I watched, but duuuude.) They emerged from the Sea in the same cycle and were both “adopted” by Flynn so he could study the ISOs and teach them about the ways of the Users. Jalen founded Arjia City so Radia and her followers would have a place to live. Radia worried herself sick about about Jalen’s plan to sneak into the Games. They were going to be promoted to co-Admins, together.
And then Abraxas happened. :|
(lol, listen to me talking like I’ve actually played the game. thank you, internet, for letting me watch others do it instead and for resources like these)
Angelcide has a headcanon about this scene that I adore and that I have adopted into my own—that Abraxas, instead of infecting her and making her into another virus-zombie like himself like Clu ordered him to do, he defies the order in the only way he can: he derezzes her quickly and completely, so that she won’t have to suffer like he does. This act, along with getting a building dropped on him at the end of the following boss fight, fractures Clu’s control coding, leading to his roaring rampage of revenge on the Regulator at the end of the game.
Finished the Radia layer, in all the retro ‘82 pastel glory. You can find the full-size picture here and marvel at the imprecision of my brushstrokes (not that I’m not enjoying going all Bob Ross on ArtRage :D) - now, to the Flynn layer!
God, this is gorgeous. I adore the code effects around her hands and her middle.
Here lies everything
The world I wanted, at my feet
My victory’s complete
So hail to the king
Arise and see…
So, your world’s benign
So you think justice has a voice
And we all have a choice
Well, now your world is mine
And I am fine…
Now the nightmare’s real
Now [FILE CORRUPTED] is here
To make you quake with fear
To make the whole world kneel
And I won’t feel…
(Lyrics are Everything You Ever, from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, with one tiny paraphrase.)
Yep. Still horrible.
It’s marked as Ophelia.
It’s marked as Ophelia.
It’s marked as Ophelia.
GOD DAMNIT RADIA. IS. OPHELIA. WIN HERE. WIN THERE. WIN WIN EVERY WHERE.
I get excited for the dumb things.
SO THERE. 8D
…was this still in question? o.o
(Also this art is GORGEOUS.)
SUDDENLY: a Tron-centric female character ficathon!!!
This sort of developed spontaneously over a couple of hours yesterday. With so few female characters in Tron continuity, it’s natural that the guys get the bulk of the attention — so here’s something to redress the balance a little: a December/January ficathon specifically for female characters in the Tron franchise. It’ll last till February 1 to give extra time to those already involved in the Tronblr Secret Santa.
The ficathon is open to Tron fans anywhere — tumblr, lj/dreamwidth, wherever. Link, share, and enjoy!
Your fic must be about a canonical female character. Male characters can, of course, appear, or even figure prominently also, but the female character should be the focus, not an accessory to a male character’s story.
Consider passing the Bechedel Test (having the story contain a conversation between two women which isn’t about a man).
Female OCs are more than welcome as side characters, including OCs based on minor unnamed characters (like that one employee at Flynn’s Arcade, or Siren #2, or a background program from Able’s garage), but this ficathon is about giving some attention to our much-neglected canonical ladies, so your main character(s) should come from the list below.
This ficathon is ship-friendly (and gen-friendly) and open to all ratings and content; therefore please use appropriate tags to help readers categorize your fic.
AU scenarios (like “And then Lora got zapped into the Grid instead of Sam!!”) are fine. Crossovers are okay too, but should balance more toward the Tronverse than away from it.
Fic should be over 500 words. Try to stop before 1000, but there’s no penalty for going over. XD
The sign-up period will end on December 9th, 2012. Prompts will be distributed by December 16th.
Deadline is February 1, 2013. That gives you about a month and a half to write!
Fics should be posted on February 1. They may be posted anywhere, as long as they’re open to readers and the link is sent back to us so we can link the story in the masterlist.
Sign-up: Since tumblr eats asks, leave an anonymous comment here, using the signup form given in that post.
Next week, you will receive: a name, what the person wants, and their three prompts. You only need to write one prompt.
Major Named Female Characters:
Lora (Baines) Bradley
Jordan (Canas) Flynn
‘Gran’ Flynn (Kevin Flynn’s mother)
Minor Named Female Characters:
Voice of the Grid
Tron 2.0 Characters:
Take it away, folks! :)
I am on this like Donkey Kong, for all the sense that makes.
Snidely Clulash Twirls His Moustache
I want to read an Tron: Evolution AU fic where Jalen and Radia survive and just play pranks on Clu all the time and are huge goofballs together.
I have a head-canon that Radia has a pixie cut under her big ol’ head dress, so I just drew that. :T
omg these cute babies. they’re so cute. ;u;
Skullvis, your wish may, in fact, be my command. …eventually. ::eyes prompt backlog and cries some more::
Seriously, with Tron’s history, I’d be surprised to see Beck survive Uprising. Then again, the audience for Uprising is different, so you never know.
This was going to be some big, complicated picture, but that’s clearly never going to happen, so… ohcrudIforgotClu1.
hee, “good luck” is right. ;___;
Dude if Beck somehow manages to make it through Uprising
without a rock named “Rinzler” falling on his head I will cheerfully eat my dead iPod without salt and then kill him myself.
Greetings, Tron lovers! I need your help. I’m working on a new fic that’s going to feature ISOs (and their leaders in particular) pretty heavily and I’m looking for reference material, but am having trouble finding anything comprehensive. Do any of you have any links, etc, regarding:
Radia’s relationship to Jalen
ISO leadership structure
That almost telepathic skill-set we see in Radia during Evolution
ISO relationships- Do their leaders take mates/counterparts? Do we know?
…oh dear Users, this is so frustrating.
There is very, VERY little to go on. Believe me, I know from when I was working on both the Neglected Character Feature series and when I was writing False Light. I ended up BSing a lot of the latter, simply because aside from what bits we get in Betrayal and Evolution, and some extras/wiki files related to said properties, we are told absolutely shit all about the ISOs. What the hell do the alpha/beta/whatever classifications even mean? Where the hell does Radia get her Professor X powers? Why are they such special snowflakes?
Here’re the sources I drew on when I was writing the fics and posts mentioned above (such as they are):
Note: The information in these articles is unfortunately not terribly detailed. A lot of it comes from the Tron File extras you can collect in Tron: Evolution.
Jalen’s voice diary in the Abraxas Shard extras you collect over the course of Tron: Evolution (start at the 12:04 mark). This is the only place Jalen ever gets to be a proper character, alas.
And of course there’re Tron: Betrayal and Tron: Evolution themselves, but I imagine you’ve already read/played/watched those!