11 Works in The Big Chill (1983)

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    It's a bad day.

    But it's a day off.

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    I wrote a fairly slapdash essay about Michael's feelings, sexual identity, relationships, and motivations, after a group watch of 'The Big Chill', and I've gone back and made something proper out of it.

    This essay proposes that Michael was in love with the late Alex, and dives into the complicated relationships he has with grief/loss/death, with sex-- not only his own sexuality, but also the many reasons one might have for seeking sex outside of sexual desire-- and with the people he cares about.

    I don't deal very heavily with the way that Alex died, here, only with the gaps he leaves and the effect on Michael. I'm sure it's worth exploring how this is different, for better and for worse, than an accident might have been, or death at someone else's hands, but... it's a hard one to grapple with and any exploration of how method-of-death affects Michael specifically would involve even wilder headcanoning and speculation...

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    Alex has been bringing Michael home for the holidays for a while. This time, he kind of needs his parents to know he's Bringing Michael Home.

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    Alex had stopped taking his calls, but Michael kept making them, up to the end.

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    To kinda, uh, offset the rigorous skill and competence of the A-Team, the Grandmaster elects to add in a secondary group to the Sakaarii fare - the B-Team! Except for a few minor psychics, you know, they're all your average schmos, and their reaction to just about everything is... A little bit different.

    The A-Team is still the Grandmaster's favourite, don't get him wrong, but ha, he might just visit some of his more regular tortures on the B-Team! Variety is the spice of life and, uh, all that...

    But honestly, from the B-Team's perspective? Fuck the A-Team.

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    Ensemble cast psychological trauma & character exploration fic, featuring a lot of lesser known characters from different Jeff Goldblum roles, heavily leaning into the common Marvel multiverse comments. Please note that this isn't an RPF fic, and that there's no in-universe mention of Mr Goldblum himself - this is all about the craft of the characters he plays.

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    Michael is dealing with the loss of his parents. He's not sure he's dealing very well.

    At least he's not dealing alone.

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    Alex and Michael are dancing by the lake.

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    Alex and Michael have never been subtle. Somehow, it still takes this for anyone to notice.

    In which Alex discovers something he can be passionate about.

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    Alex watches Michael with amusement as he - very slowly - reaccustoms to being awake. Early mornings aren't his forté.

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    I feel like I should apologize for this because it's entirely self indulgent, and will be read by like, two people from the 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums discord, but you know what, sometimes fanfic is just self-indulgence that only two people are going to read.

    In which a bunch of college hippies just decide to have an orgy because the weekend would be boring otherwise, and almost all the action is out of focus.

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    A little late-night heart to heart, long put off.

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