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The Social Network: the kink meme!

It's Complicated: But sexy!


Mark Zuckerberg
The Sarcastic Kitty oresteia wrote in tsn_kinkmeme
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[PART NINE] & Some News
Okay, I'm a little new at this so sorry if I mess this up first go. Because it's been 5 months since the last round even though we haven't been busy. I figured I might as well earn my keep and try to get this place alive again...

THE SOCIAL NETWORK KINK MEME


ASK THE MODS * FAQ * DISCUSSION * RESEARCH * FILL LIST * PART ONE * PART ONE (OVERFLOW) * PART TWO * PART TWO (OVERFLOW) * PART THREE * PART THREE (OVERFLOW) * PART FOUR * PART FIVE * PART SIX * PART SEVEN * PART EIGHT


GENERAL RULES;

IMPORTANT: please DO NOT post prompts about any non-public people as part of a prompt. for example: randi zuckerberg is fine as she is a public figure both on the internet and on facebook itself. priscilla chan is NOT as she is not a public figure.

if you're in doubt, please message the mod or leave a comment in the discussion post.



♥ post requests and responses in the comments to this post.
♥ be respectful.
♥ both a pairing/character AND a prompt/kink must be posted.
♥ one pairing/prompt per comment please.
♥ you are encouraged to try and write a prompt for every request you make.
♥ we are slash, femslash, het, three-and-moresomes etc. friendly. (we are even incest friendly what with some of our characters being twins and all...)
♥ no pairing bashing, OK? no need to wank over ships.
♥ long and short fics welcome. multiple responses encouraged!
♥ please try to refrain from saying 'seconded!' as much as possible.
♥ on RPF: Please disclaim that it is RPF, a work of fiction and in no way related to the actual actors/persons/etc. (i wouldn't even try and discourage RPF from this meme ;))
♥ WARN FOR COMMON TRIGGERS, PLEASE




FORMAT OF PROMPTS:

♥ alphabetize pairings/threesomes/moresomes. (e.g. Eduardo/Mark/Sean etc.)
♥ put [RPF] before RPF prompts. (e.g. [RPF] Andrew/Jesse)
♥ for crossover prompts: "[Crossover], The Social Network Character(s)/Other Character(s), [Fandom]" (e.g. [Crossover], Eduardo/Columbus, [Zombieland])
♥ no "!" in pairings, only in descriptions. (e.g. Eduardo/Mark, FacebookCreator!Eduardo, CFO!Mark)
♥ anyone, everyone, no one? Use "Other." (e.g. Sean/Other)
♥ Please do not repost prompts from earlier rounds
♥ put [GEN] before GEN prompts.

FILLS:

♥ please don't embed. link to images/videos.
♥ no locked material. this includes communities, even if membership is open.
♥ fills can be posted anonymously or not.
♥ fills can be anything: fic, art, vid, fanmix, podfic, etc.
♥ all prompts are open to fills at all times, even if they have been filled in the past or are being currently filled by someone else. multiple fills are positively encouraged; if something appeals to you then do not be put off creating a new fill by the existence of a prior one.
NEW: ♥ PLEASE comment with the first of your fill to the PROMPT and then all future updates as a comment to the FIRST PART of the fill. this makes it easier for both the WIP spreadhseet and for archiving stuff on delicious. it also helps people who are trying to catch up on updates and don't have to look through every fill on the prompt (should it have more than one). thank you.





Hi, right now everyone is working on some changes so hold on new things are coming. In an effort to kick this place back into action, we're doing round 9. In a few days, we'll be setting up a fills post that hopefully will work directly for archiving and an overflow post. Also we'll be doing a friending meme at tsn_km_gather so be looking out for that. I know some of the other mods have plans of their own which will be coming soon.

If you have any questions or ideas that I can help you with, feel free to PM me. I'll be around.

Kitty





[ARCHIVING]
[DELICIOUS]
[UNFILLED REQUESTS]
[FILLED REQUESTS]
[FLAT VIEW]



have fun!

THERE WILL BE UNMARKED SPOILERS. enter at your own risk! :D

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING;

i know you guys are enjoying this meme and i appreciate that but please can you put the SUBJECT HEADER on your prompt. you would REALLY be helping me out if you could do that. it just saves time for me when i'm trying to tag everything in delicious.

NEW RULE;

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE 'FILL' RULES. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE. thank you.

AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT repost prompts from parts three, four, five, six, seven, or eight. the delicious is around for people to find prompts they may not have already seen. We know there's been some issues but we're working on it with pinboard. No duplicates from this round either. THANK YOU.
Tags:

OT4 and/or Mark/Eduardo

(Anonymous)
inspired by this http://dinwos.levicorpus.com/post/17996085478

can we have a post deposition mark saying this http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz8886PCIg1qi98gto1_r2_500.gif maybe in some interview or maybe he participated in something like It Gets Better or anything. I just want him to say that on camera and I want Chris, Dustin, and Eduardo to see it. They've always known better than the general public that Mark is actually a person who has feelings and they witnessed him being sad but they didn't know just how until they see the interview/video/mark randomly telling a crying kid and being overheard. idk i just want some ot4 lovin' focused on Mark. PLEASE :'(

For those of you who aren't familiar with the gif, it ends with Jesse saying "So that was the best thing I ever heard"

Fill: It Gets Better (1/3)

Note:  video link is fake
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To: brazillian; pressguy
From:  destroyer
Subject:  HE'S A REAL BOY!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IcWyvg3Qlo

The Email came in at the end of day, addressed to Chris and himself, and only contained an video link with no further indication as to the video's subject or the the point Dustin was trying to make (aside from the typical, juvenile, Dustin subject line).  Eduardo sighs, debating between viewing the link now, or closing up and calling it a night, and waiting until morning when he is back in the office to view whatever insanity Dustin felt compelled to share.  Praying just once that he won't regret it in the end, Eduardo shoots off a quit initial reply to the Email that simply states, You really need to update you contact list, man, before clicking on the link provided. He is just getting settled back in his desk chair, holding out hope the video won't take long, when Marks face pops up on Eduardo's computer screen and he finds himself sitting at rigid attention, unable to look away.

"Um... Hi, um yeah, hi, my name is Mark Zuckerberg, I'm... I'm gay, and I just wanted to let you know... It does... It does get better... I think..." 

There is a pause in whatever Mark was about to say, the normally cool and calculating eyes taking on a more intimidated uncertainty as they dart left and right while he bites his lower lip, thinking, or perhaps mustering up the courage to open up to a million people who otherwise probably wouldn't really care what a billionaire had to say about claiming to understand, because really, what could possibly suck about Mark Zuckerberg's life?  How could he possibly understand?

"I wasn't always the popular kid among my classmates, not in elementary school, not in middle school, and definitely not in high school (unless someone needed tutoring).  I didn't know I was gay back then... Well, I guess I probably was... I just, there were more important things going on then, I didn't have time..." Mark stops to clear his throat.  "Even so, I was always the kid who couldn't wait for it to all be over.  I couldn't wait until I graduated so I could leave a town that really didn't do or have anything to offer me (aside from my family), and get to Harvard.  There was no question that was where I was going, based on my intelligence and grade point average alone, and when I finally got there, my parents dropping me off, leaving me on my own for the first time in my still young life, it felt like the world was mine to discover and experience and finally enjoy for once, finally be accepted not for who I was but for what I had to offer."

Fill: It Gets Better (2/3)

Mark pauses again to snort derisively, head shaking back and forth in a gesture telling of how wrong his youthful assumptions (dreams) had been.

"College... No... University, disappointingly, was no different from High School and Grade School, no matter the school's name or its prestigious noble history.  I was still the last person anyone wanted to associate with for group projects, and was known prevalently around campus as the computer-genius-asshole with the personality of a robot.  Yes, I heard it all, I always heard it all.  No one was ever quiet about what they thought of me."

Mark takes a deep breath, releasing it quietly, slowly, eyes looking down, probably at his hands twisting in his lap.

"I did have friends though, there are always people willing to take pity on the outcasts, but no, that's not right.  I did have friends, at Harvard, real friends, yeah," he stops again, and looks straight into the webcam before continuing.  "I may not have said it, I know I never did, before, or at least not in words they would have understood, but my friends, back at Harvard, they were each my best friend in their own way.  My conscience who thought I was ignoring him, but I was always listening, paying attention more than I let on.  My conspirator who was more like a little brother to me than just a roommate.  My caretaker, the one who ensured my basic survival without ever receiving anything in return, no questions asked, without even being asked, the one I took most for granted, the person..."

Mark's voice catches, breaking apart, the uncontrolled reaction making the man look unsettled and jittery.  Mark clears his throat before continuing.

"He is the reason... Well, not really the reason I am doing this, but, the catalyst... Even if this confession is what they say is a day late and a dollar short... He was the one, if you believe in there being one person you are meant to be with," Mark stops again, to take stock of what's been said, what he's admitted to, and what more there is.  "A therapist once told me I deserve to be happy... I don't know if I believe her, I know I didn't at the time, but I kept waiting, thinking one day maybe... Maybe today he will forgive me.  Maybe today I will deserve to be happy.  Maybe..."

Mark looks up at the camera again, as if he can see each and every person who will view the video, eyes keeping contact with his invisible audience, and Mark begins speaking again.  "I have a good life:  a career I was born for, my health, my family... It my not be perfect, and I may be a workaholic, and my best friend now of days is a four-legged mop, but it's a good life, and... I'm still waiting for happiness, but what I have now is better than my past, and the only thing I can do is continue waiting for it to get better, because otherwise, they win.  All those people who called me asshole, who were all really just assholes themselves, if I don't keep waiting, they will get the last word, they will win, and that is simply not acceptable.  I'll keep waiting..."

Fill: It Gets Better (3/3)

Mark trails off and nods firmly, clearing his throat again before adding one last statement, eyes boring into Eduardo's own.

"I'll keep waiting, Wardo."

The video ends there, and all Eduardo can do is stare at his computer screen, silently questioning how he'd left reality and come to live in a world where Mark... 

A return reply from Dustin pops up on his screen, distracting Eduardo from his previous thoughts.  When he opens it, the Email simply reads, I calls thems as I sees thems.  There's no mention of the video, or questions about his reaction, which is probably best since Eduardo doesn't even know how he feels, aside from possibly feeling like it's too little, too late.

Eduardo jumps when his cell phone rings in his pocket.  He answers it on autopilot, not really registering he's picking up until the slightly panicked and worried voice on the other end of the line is speaking.

"Did you know anything about this?"

It's Chris of course, asking a question he already knows the answer to since Eduardo is the last person on Earth Mark would discuss something like this with.  Actually, based in this video and hindsight, he's probably the only one Mark would feel comfortable enough to discuss such a decision, if they were talking.

"You do realize you no longer work for Facebook and cleaning up after Mark is no longer part of your job description."

"Wardo," Chris breathes out heavily, frustration clear. "Don't be obtuse.  He's my friend.  It's in my right to worry.  Someone has to."

The accusation in Chris' voice is clear, and again he doesn't understand (never understood) why everyone always expected him to turn the other cheek and forgive without even being asked for said forgiveness. Why did he always have to be the bigger man?

"Wardo," Chris says sternly.  "He made a video, an It Gets Better video, for you and shared it with the world.  He's not perfect, but if this isn't trying in your books, I'll be sure to remember never to cross you."

"Chris, that's not..."

"Not fair?  No, Nothing in this was ever fair, Wardo, but sometimes we have to let things go if we ever really want to find happiness.  Can you honestly say, without a shadow of doubt, that you are happy?"

Eduardo's throat is tight, leaving him unable to speak.

"Wardo," Chris continues in a more kind and understanding voice.  "You deserve to be happy, too.  Listen, I have to go.  I have ten obnoxious Emails sitting in inbox, and I better nip this now before Dustin becomes even unbearable.  Think about it though, okay?"

Eduardo placates Chris for now, appreciating his friendship, knowing his friend means well, and has always been the voice of reason within their group of four.  Eduardo sits in his office, halfway across the globe from Palo Alto, contemplating, remembering, all the good and bad blood of the past, and what his life post Facebook has been like, and still comes up empty.  Empty... 

Sitting up, Eduardo pokes around his computer, pulling up his webcam and stares at his own image a moment before taking a deep breath, and pressing the record button, making a decision.

"Hi.  My name is Eduardo Saverin..."

Re: Fill: It Gets Better (3/3)

I loved this. You have no idea and you made me cry.. :'(

The hopeful ending though.. it's just one of the best parts. *sighs*

Mark and his feelings- what a big gesture with the video, knowing countless others would see it. He's trying. <3

And Wardo finally doing something about it. <333

Re: Fill: It Gets Better (3/3)

this is so great. seriously... i cried. and i've NEVER cried after reading a fic. i guess this one just hit a little too close to home.

thanks so much for this, it's beautiful.

this is wonderful ;____;

Re: Fill: It Gets Better (3/3)

(Anonymous)
I love you right now...