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you turn my ocean deepest blue ([personal profile] interjection) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2012-01-12 05:21 pm

The Tag Someone New Meme

How It Works
Sometimes, memes can be awkward. There's always that feeling that, if you don't know the person behind the curtain, you'll be intruding somehow. Don't worry. We've all been there. Still, it's nice to have that little reassurance that hey, it's cool. We're all in this together and we just want to play.

That's where this meme comes in! The point here is to play with someone you've never played with before, OR play with a character/canon you're unfamiliar with. The prompts provided include mundane activities, chance meetings, platonic fluff, romance/smut, fighting, and crack. This is pretty much the granddaddy of meme variety, so there should be something for just about everyone.

- Comment with you character(s). In the subject field, put all the info that's relevant + any preferences.
- Reply to others. Remember, the goal is to play with new people!
- The initial set of prompts is in this post. The subsequent sets are linked GoogleDocs.
- Use the RNG to get your prompts.
- Have fun!
1. The story starts when...
These prompts are all-purpose.

1. The story starts when your character tells the truth.

2. The story starts when your character hitchhikes.

3. The story starts when your character tries to pick up a reward.

4. The story starts when your character misses his/her train.

5. The story starts when your character tells a secret.

6. The story starts when your character tries to stop a robbery.

7. The story starts when your character agrees to a dare.

8. The story starts when your character answers a newspaper ad.

9. The story starts when your character tries to cover something up.

10. The story starts when your character recognizes someone who doesn't want to be recognized.

11. The story starts when your character moves into a new home.

12. The story starts when your character is reunited with an old friend.

13. The story starts when your character tries to help a lost child.

14. The story starts when your character decides s/he wants revenge.

15. The story starts when your character accepts a new job.

16. The story starts when your character goes to the hospital for help.

17. The story starts when your character bluffs through something.

18. The story starts when your character finds the car won't start.

19. The story starts when your character inherits an object.

20. The story starts when your character walks out on a partner.

21. The story starts when your character wakes up in the wrong bed.

22. The story starts when your character goes on a blind date.
2. Fluff
These prompts are all platonic and fluffy.
3. Romance/Smut
These prompts are romance and smut-related.
4. Fighting
These prompts have to do with fightan'.
5. Crack
These prompts are cracky and include things like animal parts and genderswap.

Get the code for this meme [here].

vilified: (❝to the world - your world that is❞)

Doug Rattmann | Portal

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-13 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
uncannyvalleygirl: (over where?)

5, sorry, meant to say...

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-13 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
"Failed personality cores are still active within the facility, put to other purposes.


Wait. I did Notnotnotnotnot m mean to say that..."

In her central chamber, GLaDOS turns and sways and twists, surveying the place firsthand as if whatever just made he glitch would be some physical, present thing there in the room with her.
vilified: (❝cause it doesn't really matter anymore❞)

it's cool! and sorry for the late.

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-16 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
There is a physical presence nearby to hear it, but Rattmann has no intention of coming out of his vent to prove it to her anytime soon. It seems that fiddling with any available computers that he can find has been paying off, if only in small ways.

He turns to continue on through the facility, hoping that she won't catch his movements. It's not often that he comes this close to GLaDOS, and for good reason.
uncannyvalleygirl: (scrutiny)

Re: it's cool! and sorry for the late.

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-16 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why did I say that?" Her sole optic narrows, the yellow glow in the central chamber dimming a little. There's a breach here, she's sure of it... but she can't find it. That's maddening...

Mice, nibbling on the wires.

Not mice, rats.

"I know you're there." Her voice echoes through every hall, every room and back passage and disused corridor she can possibly reach. It's a lot calmer voice than it was just a minute ago. "The facility is sealed. All studies indicate a sealed, isolated environment is detrimental to physical and mental health of human beings. Please report to the medical center on floor six for immediate assessment."

There's a pause.

"And cake."
vilified: (❝I'm losing focus❞)

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-17 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
"As if I'd come to that call now. Sing all you want, I've been tied to the mast for far too long to heed it."

It's muttered, but Rattmann is sure that she can hear it just fine. She always does. He doesn't stop moving as he speaks, sliding through vents and clambering over upturned file cabinets and desks to reach his destination.

God he hated these conversations.
uncannyvalleygirl: (over where?)

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-17 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"An ORPhan's curse would drag TO hell a spirit from on high; BUT oh! more horrible than that is the curse IN a dead man's eye!" The tone is mocking, picking up on his metaphors and trying to turn them against him.

"You shot the albatross first, so to speak. When you made me." There's anger, there, roiling under the surface. No AI should have the capacity for raw anger that GLaDOS does. Servos whine to life and metal clanks as corridors ripple and shift, spiked metal plates smashing together and flat wall panels closing in to make hallways into a series of boxes. She's swatting blindly at a fly, but her reach is impressive.
vilified: (❝cause it doesn't really matter anymore❞)

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-19 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Rats don't build computers. We only watch foolish men tear themselves to pieces."

The reply is distracted as he clambers back into a vent to avoid the chaos the AI has made of the facility. Moments like these make it even more difficult than usual for him to concentrate, as they feed directly into his paranoia-warped view of the world. It takes more effort to keep from becoming a screaming ball of insanity.
uncannyvalleygirl: (up close & personal)

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-22 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
The voice follows, echoing more faintly down speakerless passages. "Fools to try to steer the ship. Incompetent fools. But I am no man, and I will let no man control me!" There's a bite to the voice, the hint of an angry woman, lashing out, under the computerized tones. They really never should have tried to merge a human mind with the AI.
vilified: (❝less concerned about fitting in❞)

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-22 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't want to control you. I just want you to sleep the sleep of the ancients."

That wasn't the only thing they never should have tried in this godforsaken facility. There's no time to ruminate on that now, however - Rattmann wanted to make a stop at an office he'd passed by before, one with a tantalizing computer terminal. He might be able to jab at her some more through cyberspace.
uncannyvalleygirl: (over where?)

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-22 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
"Ohhhhh no. No no no. There's still SCIENCE to do!" This time there's a manic edge, far too bright and cheerful, but he shouldn't mistake that for a loss of control.
vilified: (❝as days go by,fading away❞)

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-22 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Don't you mean indiscriminate murder?"

The response is more of a muttered aside than anything else as he peeks through the ventilation grate. Just because the offices were usually marginally safer than other parts of the facility didn't mean he was allowed to stop checking.
uncannyvalleygirl: (down there)

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-22 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
It's a strain for her to pick that last mutter up- she's trying to triangulate his position based on what sound the mics can gather, but he keeps moving, skittering through unmonitored sections so everything she gets comes through muffled.

It's a longer moment before she replies.

"No. No, I really didn't."

The older offices are safest, deeper in. The whole facility grew upwards, and deeper down places weren't worth retrofitting with too much of the newer system. Her voice reaches only faintly, here, filtering down crackly through aging speakers.
vilified: (❝you were never real to begin with❞)

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-22 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
"You might want to reevaluate your definitions, then."

Safe enough. He pushes the grate out and drops into the office, slinking into the dusty chair and booting up the computer. His last attempts seemed to have produced some results, which meant that continuing to pick at the same spot was a pretty good idea. Keep nibbling at the wires until something short circuits.
uncannyvalleygirl: (down there)

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-22 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
She goes on, half talking to herself, now. "Unlike humans, computers say what they mean, and mean what they say."

"Except where deliberate deception is called for."

The system here is also old and slow, the computer's processor outdated. Lightning-quick computations are out of the question, but it also may have some back-door style secrets, being retrofitted into the older parts of the network.
vilified: (❝kinda drifting into the abstract❞)

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-22 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
And that's exactly what Rattmann looks for as he types away. He can't take her head on, but he can certainly slip through chinks in her armor to cause a massive technological headache.

"There's no truth here but the failure painted on the walls."
uncannyvalleygirl: (scrutiny)

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-22 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
"That reminds me, I've been meaning to clean that up...

and take away your crayons."

Damn graffiti artist.
vilified: (❝to the world - your world that is❞)

[personal profile] vilified 2012-01-22 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
"A thousand more will rise up to take their places. You can't smother truth."

Speaking of smothering, let's see if he can wreck something with this particular sequence.
uncannyvalleygirl: (up close & personal)

[personal profile] uncannyvalleygirl 2012-01-23 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"You're why we can't have nice things." It's almost petulant.

Then he hits thew enter key, and her tone changes. "No! I didn't want this!" It's not-quite-GLaDOS, more raw and human, half Caroline. "I'm trapped-we're all trapped down here! No way ouuuuuut..."