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sockies ([personal profile] sockies) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-03-05 02:41 pm

the picture prompt meme.

the picture prompt meme

  • comment with your character.
  • others will leave a picture (or two, or three...)
  • reply to them with a setting based on the picture.
  • link to any pictures that are NSFW, please.
  • be aware that this meme will likely be image-heavy. that's kind of the point.

    link to an image:

    embed an image in your reply:

    control width and height of your pictures:
  • smashyourbuns: (14)

    Bruce Banner | MCU | OTA

    [personal profile] smashyourbuns 2014-03-06 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
    [Open to both canonmates and crosscanon! Can do pre or post Avengers.]
    mountainofevidence: (Tick tock tick tock)

    Cool if I throw another scientist at you? (Night Vale)

    [personal profile] mountainofevidence 2014-03-06 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
    ((Because I think Carlos and Bruce would get along splendidly, if you're up for it!))

    smashyourbuns: (15)


    [personal profile] smashyourbuns 2014-03-07 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
    [Being able to live his life again, no longer worrying about fleeing from the army or otherwise being hunted, was more than Bruce ever expected. Of course, he still received wary looks from just about everyone and agents' hands often seemed to be resting a bit closer to their holstered pistols when they were near him. Regardless, things were really looking up since he'd helped the other Avengers defend New York City from the alien attack.

    And then one day, Fury asked for Bruce's help again.

    Apparently a town called Nightvale was on their radar after they received strange reports out of the area. Bruce was confused as to why they contacted him of all people, until Fury explained the existence of a team of scientists there that he could join as a cover.

    Well... fine. He probably won't find anything interesting there anyway, so he'll do SHIELD this one favor.

    That's how Bruce ends up in front of the laboratory, knocking on the front door.]
    mountainofevidence: (Default)

    Re: Always!

    [personal profile] mountainofevidence 2014-03-07 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
    [It has been a very long week. Unless it's been eleven days. The calendars are all stuck on February 23rd and stubbornly refuse to change. Carlos keeps meaning to look into that... but there was the Librarian Migration, and the pteradactyl attacks, and just... one thing after another. About the only thing that's gone right is Night Vale Lab's new grant proposal's been approved. They've been able to restock their equipment and (more importantly) the team of scientists, which has been dwindling rather alarmingly.

    At the knock, Carlos hurries to the entrance. Instead of answering the door, though, he slides open the window next to it.]

    Hello - Oh! Dr. Banner, right? I'm afraid you're going to have to come through this way - City Council has banned the use of doorknobs.

    smashyourbuns: (4)

    [personal profile] smashyourbuns 2014-03-07 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
    [Bruce is about to confirm that he is indeed Dr. Banner, and then ask a few preliminary questions... when the scientist mentions something about banning doorknobs. He gives the man an odd look, glancing between him and the door.]

    Uh. You want me to go in through the window?

    [This is really, very bizarre. He can already see why SHIELD wanted someone checking this place out.]
    mountainofevidence: (Default)

    [personal profile] mountainofevidence 2014-03-07 11:51 am (UTC)(link)
    [Carlos gives a rueful laugh at the other man's expression. He'd been hoping to introduce Night Vale's... unique legal system more gradually, but this was as good as any. Fortunately, the window is a wide one. He shoves the sash up all the way, then holds out a hand.]

    I'm afraid so. Going by prior instances, there's a 78% chance the ban will be nullified by this evening without prosecution. Still, better not get in trouble on your first day here!
    smashyourbuns: (14)

    [personal profile] smashyourbuns 2014-03-07 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
    ...Right. Okay.

    [He doesn't bother asking why such a thing would be banned. The fact that the ban exists in the first place means there probably isn't a logical reason behind it.

    Seeing the outstretched hand, Bruce reaches out his own to give it a shake.]

    Well, you were right about me. I am Dr. Banner. And you?

    [He'll go about getting through the window once introductions are done.]
    Edited 2014-03-07 18:14 (UTC)
    mountainofevidence: (Carlos Steam)

    [personal profile] mountainofevidence 2014-03-07 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
    Excellent! I'm Carlos. Dr. Carlos -

    [The last name is drowned out by a screech of static from a nearby radio. Carlos rolls his eyes. So far, Night Vale must be making an excellent first impression!]

    Sorry about that. The "Random Distressing Noises" program is mandatory listening. Do you need help in?

    smashyourbuns: (9)

    [personal profile] smashyourbuns 2014-03-08 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
    [Bruce winces at the sudden, unexpected screeching sound. When he finds out that's actually intentional and mandatory, he wonders why he had to be picked to go here in the first place. Random distressing surprises aren't really the best for his... condition.]

    Yeah... it's okay.

    Nice to meet you. You can call me Bruce, by the way. [He shakes his head at the offer and awkwardly climbs into the lab through the window.]
    mountainofevidence: (RUN)

    [personal profile] mountainofevidence 2014-03-08 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
    [Oh dear. "Random," "Distressing," and "Surprising" are practically the town motto. (Narrowly beaten out by "Weird at last, weird at last, God Almighty we are Weird At Last!")]

    And 'Carlos' is fine for me! I have to say, it's an honor. I've actually been following your work for years - Just used your paper last week for the giant octopus infestation.

    [He'd used it to hit the octopus, but better not to mention. Carlos smiles in sympathy at Bruce's expression.]

    I know - This place is a bit much to adjust to. The best advice I can give is "be adaptable," and get good running shoes. The upside - This really is the most scientifically interesting town in America, and the work we've been producing is incredible! We don't understand half the results, but they're there!

    [The radio finishes whistling to itself, then begins emitting chimes interspersed with the honking of geese. Carlos turns it down.]

    Do you want to have a look around?
    smashyourbuns: (4)

    [personal profile] smashyourbuns 2014-03-08 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
    ...Thanks. I'm glad my work could help.

    [Bruce tries to imagine what paper he's ever published that might help fight an octopus infestation. At a loss, he decides to stop considering the issue.

    The comment about it being incredible scientifically interesting is starting to sound true enough. Political science, at least, if they're banning doorknobs and forcing people to listen to distressing noises on the radio. Is that even constitutional?]

    Yeah... let's have a look around. What's the last thing you've been working on?
    mountainofevidence: (Thinking)

    [personal profile] mountainofevidence 2014-03-09 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
    [Ah, right, a political scientist. The last one lasted about... two weeks, before City Council got testy about her investigations on the Optional Death Edict.]

    We have a few different projects going on. This way.

    [The building isn't very large, but it's clean and bright. They pass a few offices, then open the door at the end marked "NV LABS." Inside, several experiments bubble, hiss, or just stare unblinkingly. Some do all three. There's another radio playing, but Random Distressing Noises seems to have ended.

    A few scientists look up, waving at the newcomer. Carlos makes introductions as they walk by, and a brief summary of each experiment.]

    Laura's trying to figure out why the House That Doesn't Exist seems to exist... Ryan's investigating the imaginary earthquakes... This one doesn't have a lead right now, it keeps biting...

    [This last one appears to be a loaf of bread, locked in a plastic box and covered in CAUTION tape. There's more, but Carlos pauses, waiting to let Bruce adjust and see if he has any perfectly reasonable questions so far.]
    Edited 2014-03-09 14:38 (UTC)
    smashyourbuns: (15)

    [personal profile] smashyourbuns 2014-03-09 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
    [Bruce falls in step beside Carlos, glancing into the offices and waving back at the other scientists or sharing introductions.

    The summary of the experiments though... it's like he's entered quantum land. That's both intriguing and terrifying, but mostly intriguing. It sounds like either physics works in very strange ways here, or everyone is insane. Guess he'll probably find out soon enough.]

    Uh huh.

    [Houses that don't exist existing, imaginary earthquakes, and...]

    What's going on with that loaf of bread?
    mountainofevidence: (Carlos Steam)

    [personal profile] mountainofevidence 2014-03-09 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
    [Spoiler - All laws are malleable, even physics, and often treated more as suggestions. The jury is out on the "insanity" verdict. Mostly because they have barricaded the courtroom doors and refuse to open them.]

    Officially, the bread is not even here. Wheat and wheat by-products are illegal in the city limits. City Council claims they all turn into poisonous snakes, which is completely false. Our studies show that state emerges only 38% -

    [As they are talking, the bread begins writhing, then grows a mouth. Long, fine fangs emerge, with a few drips of venom glistening at the end. Oddly, Carlos looks pleased, and makes a note on the chart next to the box.]

    - 39% of the time.

    [So far, Bruce seems to be taking all of this in stride! Carlos is used to losing people at the "Wheat By Products," though.]

    Where were you stationed before this? I had trouble accessing some of your records on the application.