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03 August 2009 @ 08:39 pm
Fic/Fanart: The Mutant Problem [Peter Parker+cast of dozens] Spider-Man/X-Men movies (rated: teen)  
Fandom: Spider-Man/X-Men movies crossover
Characters: Peter Parker + cast of dozens
Rating: Teen(strong language)
Word count: 7900
Summary: Written for smirnoffmule in marvel_crossing.
Prompt: Jonah Jameson asks Peter to get some shots for a story on the "mutant problem."
Story Summary: A week after Black Tuesday's telepathic attack on the world, Peter Parker took some pictures for a story on "the mutant problem." Ten years later, he's still taking pictures. The only difference is his definition of "the problem."

The Mutant Problem
a photographic editorial by Peter Parker

ETA: Hello everyone! Thanks so much for reading and reccing this project. By some freak of nature it landed on Tor's "Of Interest" panel so, in the hopes of keeping NYT's very rich lawyers from coming down on my flat little heinie, I'll be adjusting some of the non-X-Men pictures. So if things look different or suddenly disappear in mid-read, that's just me doing some updating. Thanks again!

ETA, Jr.: Adjustments made, not that it's really noticeable unless you look for it. Paranoia assuaged.

ETA-3: Edits United: In response to the overwhelming number of visitors (HI EVERYONE! ZOMG! HI! HI!), I've edit a few embarrassing typos & inconsistencies. Peter Parker is now BSc Biochemistry, PhD Genetics. The Mutant Registration Bill received a second reading. Hank McCoy verbally spars with Stephen Hawkings. torsten_adair pointed out that NYTimes, grand old dame that she is, would never print obsceneties (see: Skids & Rictor). After looking through the NYTimes Manual of Style, I think I'm going to leave them on for this particular Op-Ed; Peter had a REALLY good argument for keeping the swearwords in. ;) The meta tags & URLs are also updated to reflect the content, not the source of the webpage layout (ie. most of the links go to the cast & credit page, not the NYTimes). If anyone sees any other inconsistencies, please let me know. Thank you all SO much again for reviewing and reccing.

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What's in a name?: Jean/Wandamuseofspeed on August 4th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
This was fantastic. zoe_chan linked me and I didn't realize it wasn't an actual NY TImes article until I got to the cast and credit page.
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Spidey and Batsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks ever so! I just Right Click >Saved an actual NYT webpage and then adjusted it on Dreamweaver. Something they teach you in art school as a way to learn complex coding. It's digital tracing. *LMAO*
alexiel_neesan on August 4th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
That is... awesome. And awesome doesn't even begin to describe it. It's fantastic, and I had troubles believing it wasn't a real page until I saw the dates and credits, and I feel kinda bad for Peter and the gallery is ... it's so them!

So uh, awesome. Fantastic job and it must have taken hours and thanks for sharing.
Katt: XM: Wee!clopsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you so much! The one who took the longest time was Victor. Finding scales that with the right lighting was a bit of a pain and I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with it but it's the best I can do. I'm glad you enjoyed their little stories! :D
Jonathan Andrew Sheen: Leviathan meets the Incredible Hulkleviathan0999 on August 4th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
This is just one of the most amazing Fic/Art pieces I've ever seen. Stunning!
Katt: Scott =  Malxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! It was fun to make.
wychwood on August 4th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
This is *gorgeous*. I love all the pictures you've chosen, and the huge variety of mutant stories, and the introduction (oh, Peter). I love how clearly Peter comes through here, as well as the people he interviews. Amazing; thank you.
Katt: XM: Gambit impresses himselfxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU very much for taking the time to read it. Peter really has a good position as an observer because he's not a mutant but he's not exactly "normal" either. And, really, he's just a NICE guy.
resolute on August 4th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
This is stunningly, amazingly good.
Katt: XM: Rogue - is a ladyxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly!
bewize: Xmen: Icemanficwize on August 4th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)

OMG, you finished it! I'm so glad that your computer is working again, because it would hav been a travesty not to share this with the world.

This is amazing. Seriously, amazing! I am only part way through it, but I had to stop and come and tell you how brilliant it is! BRAVO!
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Ironman deflowers a drinkxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I finished it, too! *L* I'm so glad the desktop is the only one with Photoshop 'cause if I'd lost all those manips on the laptop, I would've just sobbed my heart out. Thanks SO much for modding this ficathon. It brought so so much creativity not only from me but everyone who participated. I can't wait to see what'll happen next year with more Marvel Movies out. ;)
Artaxastra: blueartaxastra on August 4th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
This is just amazingly fantastic! Brilliant! I'm out of superlatives, because this is just amasingly wonderful! Wow! What a lot of work, and what a beautiful project!
Katt: XM: Summers - New Overlordsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks ever so for the superlatives! The prompt just pulled the project out of my head as soon as I read it; at least half the credit should go there.
TSB: Marvel - Pick A Cardsecond_batgirl on August 4th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
That is AMAZING. Wow. I just. WOW.
Katt: XM: Rogue - is a ladyxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! That's a goodly amount of capslock there.
Kattakattahj on August 4th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Completely amazing. Very in character for the ones I knew, and interesting for the ones I didn't.
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Ironman deflowers a drinkxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much. The X-Men have always had great little life-stories and it was fun to translate that onto movieverse.
Barbara: Peter in Costumehtbthomas on August 4th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
EPIC EPIC EPIC. I'm not even done with it and I've saved it to Delicious and recced it on Twitter.
Katt: Scott =  Malxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
Awww! Thank you so very, very, VERY much! That's so nice of you!
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Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Spidey and Batsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
:D Cheers and <33 right back atcha.
Cait (Aife, Pwca, whathaveyou)xianghua on August 4th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
I'm only partway through reading (and I will add a more detailed LOC later) but OMFG YOU ARE CRAZY AMAZING.
Katt: XM: Gambit/Rogue - The Listxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Well, CRAZY definitely. *L* Thank you kindly. I'm glad you're enjoying it so far.
lonelywalker: layke: fragilelonelywalker on August 4th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
OMG! This is amazing. Beautifully done.
Katt: XM: Wee!clopsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was a fantastic prompt to work with.
Marcus L. Rowlandffutures on August 4th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Saw this recced. Absolutely amazing, a wonderful idea. You could expand it indefinitely, adding more articles linked from that front page.
Katt: XM: Gambit impresses himselfxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, gawd, don't tempt me. *L* I actually had a couple other mutants that I thought to include but on reflection, they weren't the type to get photographed. Thanks for giving it a read!
st_aurafinast_aurafina on August 4th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
OMG. Oh, my God. This is amazing. The detail, everything, it's the most gorgeous thing. And heart-breaking. I will be reading this for days.
Kattxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I'm glad you're enjoying it at least as much as I did making it. Mutant as a metaphor for fill-in-your-minority is a great theme to play with and with the movieverse's emphasis on reality, it was a really easy jump to make.