mememaker ([personal profile] mememaker) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-01-21 08:09 pm

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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

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Other people reply to you by generating a number from 1 to 10.
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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.

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Sameth | Old Kingdom

[personal profile] ofthought 2015-01-22 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] cattycomments 2015-01-23 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
[What better reason could there be for waking a princeling than hunger?

Mogget sleeps under Ranna's spell most of the time, though sleep does not mean he feels the grip of servitude any less than he did under Saraneth. But for once it is he that is awake and someone else that is sleeping... a problem easily remedied.

The small white cat jumps up onto the bed, allowing one sharp claw to protrude from the pad of his paw, and swipes the prince sharply across the nose.]

[ooc: Please let me know if this isn't okay!]
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[personal profile] ofthought 2015-01-23 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
[The pain has Sam rolling over, burying his face into his pillows with a grumble.

He's awake, wide awake, though he has no wish to be. If he was in danger, he doubts the other would have aimed for his nose.]


Go away.

[The words are clear but muffled, he really just wants to sleep some more. It's barely dawn, and he'd stayed up too late the night before, tinkering away in his workshop.]

(ooc: absolutely ok!)
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[personal profile] cattycomments 2015-01-23 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
If I have to stay in the palace, the least you could do is tell the kitchens to serve me.

[If he sounds grumpy, it's because he is. He has to be here on Sabriel's orders, and that means behaving like an 'ordinary cat' so as not to frighten the people of Belisaere. Which means the kitchens treat him like an ordinary cat who has snuck in... at least the charter sendings at the House feed him.]
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[personal profile] ofthought 2015-01-23 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
[They can be grumps together, because it seems neither are going to get what they want easily.]

Couldn't Ellimere have done it? She's always gotten on better with the staff.

[Since she actually takes the time to talk with them when she's able, rather than bury herself in projects.

He twists around until he can muzzily look back at the cat, if Mogget had really wanted to, no kitchen cook could have stopped him from getting at the fish.]


I don't think the cook really wants to have a cat underfoot all the time, which is what she believes will happen if she feeds you.

Even once.

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[personal profile] cattycomments 2015-01-23 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
[He has chosen Sameth for a reason, chiefly that Ellimere sets a great store by the rules and would almost certainly tell him to ask Sabriel or just flat out refuse in case it aroused suspicion. But he is not inclined to explain that reasoning, instead just walking up and down Sam's prone body with his claws out to make his point.]

We can't always have what we want, a lesson the cook should learn. There are worse things she could have underfoot than me.
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[personal profile] ofthought 2015-01-23 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Ugh, Mogget. Why?

Sam futilely wishes that he is able to dislodge the cat as he curls up, trying in vain to avoid the claws. If only he'll get caught up in the blankets.]


Why haven't you tried laying out a few mice at her feet then?

[He gives up on sleep, rolling onto his back with a sigh. This does not mean the cat has won.]