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estivates ([personal profile] estivates) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2013-11-19 01:08 am

i n s o m n i a ☽ m e m e

the i n s o m n i a meme

It happens to everyone - sometimes, you have nights where you just can't fall asleep, no matter what you do. It could be for a number of reasons, or no reason at all. And this is what's happened now: you've been laying in bed for what feels like hours, just tossing and turning, and nothing seems to help. So what's left to do? Get out of bed and go wake someone else up, of course. If you're not getting any sleep, then why should they?


i n s t r u c t i o n s

• Post with your character (note the name and fandom in the subject).
• Other people reply to you by generating a number from 1 to 10.
• Have fun!


o p t i o n s

01 • FEAR. Maybe you're hearing strange, indeterminable noises; maybe there's a severe storm happening outside; maybe you watched a scary movie before bed? Whatever the reason, you're terrified and it's keeping you awake. You just want to wake someone else up so they can protect you from the monster in your closet.
02 • HUNGER. Your stomach is growling and it just won't stop. Or perhaps your throat is so dry you could cough up a tumbleweed? Well, you've gone to the kitchen to remedy this and hey, that was a pan that just dropped on the floor. It was loud enough to wake the dead! Oops.
03 • PAIN. Your body is completely worn out, be it from exercise, battle, sickness, or what have you. Either way you're in enough pain to keep you from sleeping, so maybe someone else has a home remedy or something, or can at least help you take your mind off of it.
04 • SOLITUDE. For some reason, your bed just feels so empty at the moment. You're feeling terribly lonely and really just want someone to keep you company for a while. Maybe it'd be easier to fall asleep if you're with them...
05 • DISCOMFORT. Your room is an oven. Either that or a freezer. Or maybe this bed is just really uncomfortable? Who knows why you can't get to sleep, it feels like it could be anything. Why even bother trying? Maybe someone else can preoccupy you until you feel tired enough to ignore your discomfort.
06 • PENSIVE. Something's on your mind, and no matter how hard you try to focus elsewhere, it's just not going to work. Your body may be tired, but your mind is incredibly busy and it's virtually impossible to get to sleep. Surely, talking it out with someone else will help?
07 • SADNESS. Something terrible has happened that day, perhaps; or you could just be severely depressed. Either way you're trying your hardest not to cry yourself to sleep, and it's not working at all. Better find a way to get it out of your system somehow; you need a shoulder to cry on.
08 • ANGER. You are just... fuming. Who knows why - that annoying dog is barking again, or maybe the people next door are getting busy and keeping you awake. Whatever the reason for your ire is, you'd better put an end to it so you can get some damn rest already! Go wake up a friend so you can complain to them.
09 • RESTLESS. You're far too energetic to sleep right now. Maybe you're just trying to do so out of necessity - you have to be up early tomorrow! But you just don't think you'll be able to fall asleep for a while now, so why waste the time trying to sleep when you could be doing something else? Namely bothering someone else - you're totally jealous because they're getting more sleep than you.
10 • WILDCARD. Choose one of the options above, or make up your own scenario.

bakedstreet: ([deadcat])

Gladstone | Sherlock Holmes

[personal profile] bakedstreet 2013-11-18 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
blue_hearted_jumi_knight: (dreamseed fruit)

Elazul | Legend of Mana | OTA

[personal profile] blue_hearted_jumi_knight 2013-11-18 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
blue_hearted_jumi_knight: (missing truth)

- locked to endless-life-forever - 9

[personal profile] blue_hearted_jumi_knight 2013-11-18 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
It was a problematic feeling, being unable to sleep in the dead of night. Before he'd made camp, he'd honestly been alone - again. After all, the company he kept here had his own desires, and while it seemed that they got along, there was just a lot that was different between them. Elazul was a hothead, and Shadow was as cool as snow, for instance.

And then there was the power gap. Shadow, who could do so much, and Elazul, whom had his own strengths, was no match for the ultimate life-form.

It was this evening that he took to training as best he could while being alone. Shedding his burnous and his shirt, and tying his hair back, he set to work. He hadn't done it as much as he used to, what with the peace on Fa'Diel, but here, on Earth, there was still so much at stake. And this world was so technologically advanced that someone like him... was he even worth the air he breathed?

He worked himself into a sweat, practicing his forms to make sure that his defenses - when they applied - were rock-solid.

If Toto was there, they could spar. He could give his frustrations a vent without words, and after, they'd sprawl on the grass and laugh...

...but he wasn't here. It was still a sore point to him, and his conflicting emotions concerning Shadow and Toto warred in him.

"--damn!" His rock-flesh fist connected into the nearest tree, sending splintered bark scattering. His mind went to the ludicrous thought that he had no skills that Shadow lacked. Well, none that were USEFUL to them. Sure, he could use his tears to heal him, but Shadow healed very quickly.

He could play his new harp, but his power felt dull here. So much of this world was industrialized and detached from nature, and the Mana Spirits that his harp drew power from were weak at best, if not nonexistent at worst.

Straightening up, he sighed a little and shook his head, sword clutched in his left hand. He felt like he was thirty again, and not in a good way.
Edited 2013-11-18 17:51 (UTC)
sylvan: (029.)

rydia | final fantasy iv

[personal profile] sylvan 2013-11-18 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
snowborn: (now just this hole it's open wide)

loki, marvel cinema

[personal profile] snowborn 2013-11-18 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
( with or without tdw spoilers; canonpoint-flexible & open to aus. )
wailinggenius: (Nightmare filled sleep)

[personal profile] wailinggenius 2013-11-18 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
proudtobeamutant: (Default)

Raven Xavier || X-Men First Class || OTA

[personal profile] proudtobeamutant 2013-11-18 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
kungfubomber: (fear)

Shiro "Bomberman" Yogeki | Bomberman 64: The Second Attack (human AU)

[personal profile] kungfubomber 2013-11-18 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)

Emilou Apacci | Bleach

[personal profile] sand_witch 2013-11-18 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[OOC: no 08]
enderwiggin: (Default)

Ender Wiggin | Ender's Game | OTA

[personal profile] enderwiggin 2013-11-18 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
 
finitedraconis: (Default)

Draco Malfoy | Harry Potter

[personal profile] finitedraconis 2013-11-18 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
plus: (♔ I'm so close to tears,)

homura akemi ➥ ( ρ м м м )

[personal profile] plus 2013-11-18 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
raindownthesky: (let down)

Oerba Yun Fang | Final Fantasy XIII Compilation

[personal profile] raindownthesky 2013-11-18 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[ooc: F/F for ships]
sick: (pic#7025335)

bruce robertson | FILTH

[personal profile] sick 2013-11-18 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
massenergies: <user name=starry-night site=livejournal.com> (Default)

Jane Foster | MCU

[personal profile] massenergies 2013-11-18 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
formersurgeon: (in bed)

Joan Watson | Elementary

[personal profile] formersurgeon 2013-11-18 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
losthere: (15)

Cloud Strife / FFVII(Dissidia-verse)

[personal profile] losthere 2013-11-18 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
ambitious: 🎶 big girls cry - sia (♔ i wanna stay inside all day)

quinn fabray ♔ glee

[personal profile] ambitious 2013-11-18 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)

hayley marshall ☾ tvd/the originals

[personal profile] feralis 2013-11-18 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
biospecialist: (oo5)

jemma simmons | agents of shield

[personal profile] biospecialist 2013-11-18 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
jailbreaks: (pic#5794235)

Yuri Lowell | Tales of Vesperia

[personal profile] jailbreaks 2013-11-18 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
god_of_badassery: (curled hair)

Loki Laufeyson | mcu, ttdw | ota

[personal profile] god_of_badassery 2013-11-18 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ooc | I'm going to be speaking mildly spoilery for a moment but not by much.

For pre-thor muses, remember that part of ttdw when the world tree was seen in the small library where they all gathered? It'll kind of look like this pic prompt. I just find it very beautiful and inspirational and want to play it with a passion. Loki could be seen sitting and reading a book or just letting his mind wander as he takes quiet solace in solitude for the moment.

Do what you will with it, or I could make the first post, no biggie.

For any other muses, though, throw your ideas at me. I'm still looking for a fandral, just an fyi. I'm fine with any canon point. ]
Edited 2013-11-18 19:16 (UTC)
whitescalesbigmouth: (Saft - Bored to death/Deep thought)

Saft | Original Character

[personal profile] whitescalesbigmouth 2013-11-18 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
split_metal: (Default)

Tony Stark / MCU AU / OTA

[personal profile] split_metal 2013-11-18 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
ofsilvertongue: (Regarding.)

Loki Laufeyson | MCU | OTA

[personal profile] ofsilvertongue 2013-11-18 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[Timeline flexible for pre or post any of the movies.]