Aki ([personal profile] spectrumseed) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-11-19 10:43 am

The Stargazing Meme

Vega, Altair and Deneb, The Summer Triangle and the Milky way

the stargazing meme

1. Comment with your characters. Make sure to put names, series, & preferences somewhere!
2. Reply to others in character
3. Play out what happens! Anything goes!
4. Optionally go to RNG and roll 1-14
5. Profit? Profit!


1. METEOR SHOWER: Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, or make a wish before it disappears!

2. PLANETS ALIGNED: Sometimes space likes to do trippy things, like align over the pyramids or something. Can you spot the planets, or are those just airplanes?

3. SUPER MOON: Occasionally, the moon gets extremely close and bright, enough to leave spots before your eyes like looking at the sun.

4. CLOUDY: Tonight just will not cooperate with you! It was supposed to be clear for your stargazing night, but the weatherman lied.

5. LUNAR ECLIPSE: Traditionally, this event has been regarded as an evil force swallowing the moon. Still, it’s lovely to look at, and no need for eye protection!

6. DEEP SPACE: Grab a better telescope or go to an observatory! Something is going on deep in space and you want to be able to watch it!

7. MISSED IT: Oh no! Whatever happened, you totally missed it. The eclipse ended, the meteor shower fizzled out... Are you that disappointed or might you have a second chance tomorrow night?

8. ASTEROID: Just remember: you don’t want the big rocks falling, and the ones that burn in the atmosphere are called meteors. If you find one, it’s a meteorite.

9. SOLAR ECLIPSE: We tell you not to look at the sun for a reason!

10. ALIENS: Here you were, enjoying a nice evening, when aliens had to come down and ruin it. Do they come in peace? Are they friendly explorers? Or worse?

11. CONSTELLATIONS: Do you know the legends behind the patterns in the stars? Can you name any of the stars that make them up?

12. PLANETARIUM: Who said you had to go outside to stargaze? Here, you can explore millions of more objects than you can with a telescope, and go back in time or see what is currently there in the day!

13. COMET: They only come every once in a while, but sometimes, they can last for hours, giving you a spectacular view.

14. WILD CARD: Is something else happening in space? Did you want to play something else? Go for it!

Even further expanded prompts taken from here
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Max Caulfield | Life is Strange

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-19 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hopefully no weird stuff is going on in the sky.]
thisisatravesty: Boy in hoodie (luke hoodie)

Luke Burgess | OC | OTA

[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-19 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
((ooc: Up for a random? Also, feel free to pick a number or whatever, if so.))

[Luke wouldn't mind some weird stuff going on in the sky, but he's just as happy to simply watch the stars being stars.]
dramaquing: (neck scratching)

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-20 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
(ooc: sure! rng gave me 1.)

[No double moon or unscheduled eclipse tonight, the meteor shower taking place up there in the sky is a perfectly regular and perfectly lovely occurence.

Max is sitting on a small blanket, arms around her legs and nose up the air, hoping to catch a shooting star. She could use a little help with her wishes.]

Ugh... my neck hurt. [She probably should have laid down instead but she, well... didn't.]
thisisatravesty: Closeup of boy's face, wearing glasses (luke closeup)

[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-20 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Luke had the sense to lie back a bit, resting on his hands to gaze upwards. He grimaces in sympathy.]

Yeah, that happens. Pretty, though, aren't they?
dramaquing: (smile talking)

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-20 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
[And she finally lie down too.] I just hope nothing crawls on me in the dark... [She's usually not so fussy about nature, it's just the idea of not seeing that worries her.]

But... yeah, I forgot how beautiful it could be. It's been a while since I've seen the stars this clearly.

[She sighs.] I wish I could take a picture...

thisisatravesty: Boy in shirt and t-shirt (Default)

[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-20 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[He looks across at her]

Why can't you? Take a picture, I mean.
dramaquing: (through a camera)

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-20 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
My instant camera is nowhere good enough to capture this. [She raised her arm towards the sky.] Neither is my digital...

Well, I know what I'm wishing for next...
thisisatravesty: Boy in shirt and t-shirt (Default)

[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-20 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
A camera?

[He sighs]

It's nice not to worry about trying to be the star for once. I could never compare to this sort of beauty.
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[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-20 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, a very expensive one. I think it would be worth betraying instant photography for this...

Well, that would also be an unfair comparison. Different kinds of beauty.
thisisatravesty: Boy in shirt and t-shirt (Default)

[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-20 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Do you think there's a camera that could really capture it, though? It's so big.

[He doesn't know what to say to that, so he just shrugs.]
dramaquing: (through a camera)

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-21 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
There are ways, but even being able to capture a small portion of this would be great...

What are you going to wish for?
thisisatravesty: Boy in shirt and t-shirt (Default)

[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-21 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
It would.

[He thinks about it for a moment.]

Confidence. When I'm not on stage, I mean. Nobody would say Lola needs more confidence.
dramaquing: (looking down)

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-22 11:13 am (UTC)(link)
That's a good one. [She could use a little bit of it too.] Oh, I don't know. In my experience, even the coolest girls around need a little confidence boost from time to time. There's always that one thing that scares you.
thisisatravesty: Boy in shirt and t-shirt (Default)

[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-22 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
For me, it's being myself that's scary.

[He smiles, snapping himself out of it.]

How about you? What's your wish?
dramaquing: (looking to the side)

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-23 11:30 am (UTC)(link)
[She looks at him for a moment, she would like to say something, but she has learned that sometimes, all you have to do, is just listen.]

Other than money for super expensive lens? [She sighs.] I'm not sure... In a way, I already got what I wished. [And then, it was taken away. She can't say she regrets it, but it's still hard.]

Peace of mind, maybe.
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[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-23 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[That gives him pause, too, but he's not sure whether to pursue the issue.]

It's hard to find peace of mind, sometimes. Would talking about it help, or would you rather just keep looking up at that gorgeous sky?
dramaquing: (looking sadly)

[personal profile] dramaquing 2015-11-24 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
[She would like to talk about it to someone. But how could she? This time there's no bizarre natural phenomenon to back her up, thankfully.]

I'm not even sure peace of mind is the right word. I don't have regrets, not exactly... [Again, she's doesn't say anything, just stares at the sky.]

Do you know that Oscar Wilde quote that says that there are only two tragedies in life? One is not getting what you want, and the other is getting it? I think it sums it up.

[With a small smile, she snorts.] Damn, I really sound like an hipster now.
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[personal profile] thisisatravesty 2015-11-24 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Grinning] Relax and enjoy it. There's nothing wrong with being a hipster as long as you don't mind it.