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Walker ([personal profile] thelongcon) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-11-25 12:09 pm

Lights and shadows, shadows and highlights

the film noir meme



-Pick out your character and fandom, as well as preferences.
-Go here and generate a random number between 1-10 for the setting
-Post all that.
-If you want, you or the person tagging you can roll a number between 1-8 for relationship as well!
- You know what to do next, honey.

Possible settings:

1. Crime Scene: Dead body? Burglary? Whatever the crime, it's been sectioned off for the officers to investigate this nefarious deed, and you're getting a good look at it.

2. Speakeasy: Prohibition's such a joke to society, and this is where the fashionable ones come to hang out and gossip. Perhaps a police officer or two will show up to investigate, but no one ever takes that seriously.

3. Docks at Night: The breeze caressing your face, the sound of the water, the boats passing by...maybe you were called here, or maybe you just like the peace it brings.

4. Alleyway: There's only one way in and out of this little corridor, and what happens in it is up to you and the other character. Just watch for the shadows, if you can see through the fog.

5. Detective's Office: Not too clean, not too messy. Just perfect for the person that's needed to get this mystery cleared up.

6. Rooftop: The wind dramatically blowing about, it's the perfect place to get that person to come and meet you so you can tell them what you want. Or if you're evil, why not kill them up here? It'll be hard to escape you.

7. Dressing Room: For some reason, you're backstage after a performance, and you've gotten into one of these. The mirrors, the costumes, the flowers from fans and the various personal affects...all are present and will be your silent witnesses to whatever occurs.

8. Hideout: You've gotten to the antagonist's spot of choice. Is this a glitzy nightclub with a private room, or is this an abandoned warehouse where they-or you-carry out their plot? The choice is yours.

9. Nightclub: Someone's showcasing their talent tonight, and you may or may not care about it. But it's classic, dimly lit, and it's easy to hide in here.

10. Free choice

Possible relationships:

1. Friends: Maybe you're an unstoppable team, or perhaps your relationship is getting strained. But whatever the situation, you know this person, and you'd be there for them.

2. Coworkers/teammates/classmates: You might not be friends, but you know this person well enough to remember their name. And right now you're being thrown together for a reason.

3. Lovers: This is the one you wanted to stay with for now. Married, dating, or maybe an affair, but you two care about each other enough.

4. Enemies: Utter hatred flows through your veins when you hear this person's name. This is the one you want to take down, and you just might stop at nothing to achieve your goal.

5. Family: Perhaps it's a sibling you're meeting. Or your parent, or some form of relative. Remember that phrase "blood is thicker than water"? It just might apply here.

6. Mysterious Stranger: Someone's been eyeing you from across the room, or you've been eyeing them. Will you two speak, or shall they float out of your life? Do they hold information you seek, or do they want something from you?

7. Femme Fatale: You are or have encountered a mysterious and seductive woman, whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. Watch out, you might just get yourself into a real mess of trouble, hot stuff.

8. Free Choice

Original meme by [personal profile] easycompany
debtofhounds: ([Smirk])

Leanansidhe | The Dresden Files

[personal profile] debtofhounds 2015-11-25 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ooc: OTA ]
deceptivelytall: ([Buzz] Long jacket)

Lindsey | Lucky Number Slevin

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((ooc: basically canon, so...))
goodoldsue: (From a distance)

Susan Sto Helit | Discworld - OTA

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pyr: ❝ʙʀᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ wᴏʀʟᴅ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀʟʟ ᴏᴜʀ wᴏᴇ.❞ (wʜᴏsᴇ ᴍᴏʀᴛᴀʟ ᴛᴀsᴛᴇ)

victor frankenstein | FRANKENSTEIN

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natasha romanoff | mcu

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sand_and_coffee: (mask: in a puff of smoke)

Sanderson Hawkins | Justice Society of America / DC | OTA

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inventor: wwii (ᴡᴏᴏᴅᴇɴ.)

howard stark | mcu

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Irisa | Defiance

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persuasive: (fujiya 1935.)

kilgrave, marvel's jessica jones.

[personal profile] persuasive 2015-11-25 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[ just let me know if you'd rather not deal with his powers and i'll work around it. ]
smolchop: (#hangoverlife)

2/7ish

[personal profile] smolchop 2015-11-25 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ooc; I'm not caught up yet with JJ, but I am so down for this. Maybe something along the lines of Gaby getting intel and he's kind of her target or maybe client or something? I'm okay for a little bit of persuasion, but maybe on the lesser side. She's MI6 that could be a v dangerous bag of worms for Kilgrave haha. ]

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Dode | Brick

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[ Practically made for this meme. ]
shiroganeheir: (serious hat tip)

Naoto Shirogane - Persona 4

[personal profile] shiroganeheir 2015-11-25 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[The detective you're looking for, no matter what your problem is.]
loversdilemma: (can you keep a secret?)

Setting 8, can't not do 7

[personal profile] loversdilemma 2015-11-25 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's a shady club on the wrong side of the tracks. Crooks, thugs, mooks, miscreants and plain old misfits swarm there like roaches to a forgotten dinner. The air's thick with smoke and the scent of stale beer, but the decor ain't half bad, with thick velvet curtains and crystal chandeliers. The kind of wealth you wave around in front of petty crooks to remind them you own them, and that they're not going to touch it unless they want to lose a hand.]

[The same, of course, can be said for the entertainment. A woman - a girl, really - dressed in red from the roots of her hair to the shoes on her feet, a sequined splash of color singing her heart out on under the spotlight in this black room. Someone as innocent-looking as her in an outfit that decidedly wasn't can't feel safe in a place like this, but fear of the man paying the bills at this club keeps everyone at a respectful distance from the edge of the stage, even as they holler and whistle over her slow jazzy songs.]

[That won't last, though. The singer - Rise Kujikawa was her name - has a potentially-fatal talent for eavesdropping, and has found out more than she should have. Afraid that her boss was already aware of this, she's gotten in touch with the best PI in town to get her out of this mess pronto - preferably as soon as she's done with her show. It'll be difficult with all the slime around, but she at least feels like if anyone can extract her from this den of iniquity, it can only be Naoto Shirogane.]

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Joseph Joestar || JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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guzzles: (Grim Reaper)

Sam Winchester | Supernatural

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awitchdidit: (i'm a (wo)man of wealth and taste)

Beatrice | Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

[personal profile] awitchdidit 2015-11-25 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
((Not quite canon, but close enough!))
bydefinition: (Default)

Stiles Stilinski | Teen Wolf

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slandered: (Default)

Piper Wright | Fallout 4

[personal profile] slandered 2015-11-25 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
( Because, why not? )
guns_for_caps: image from tumblr (Default)

/sets the stage for a little voice testing? 2

[personal profile] guns_for_caps 2015-11-26 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
[Rich he ain't, but caps he has, and if he has caps he can buy liquor so they let him in to a joint that's kind of out of his league. He has no status to speak of except the status of a hired gun and a damn good one at that. Still, the place is crowded and it's serving better than bathtub liquor, so why the hell not enjoy himself?

MacCready is at the bar, squeezed in between some people but trying to chat up a good looking dame who can tell he doesn't have enough in his pockets to really get her attention. He does have a certain wise-ass charm going for him, though.]

Sounds good!!

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Lucy Stillman - Assassin's Creed

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carbonnadsat: (◈ Make her a member of the Midnight Crew)

Diamonds Droog | Homestuck

[personal profile] carbonnadsat 2015-11-25 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
( ooc: can be an eccentric detective or an equally eccentric mobster )
thornsofmalkav: (headshot)

Charlene "Thorne" Durante | World of Darkness OC

[personal profile] thornsofmalkav 2015-11-25 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
(("Charley" Durante is either a newspaper reporter or a pulp fiction writer as her actual job but she's good for being an amateur detective if you need one. Or to drive your getaway car.))
Edited 2015-11-25 20:34 (UTC)
awitchdidit: (i'm a (wo)man of wealth and taste)

Rolled a 5 and a you know what she's unclassifiable by default

[personal profile] awitchdidit 2015-11-26 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
((Please don't let her drive the getaway car, I want her to live.))

It's not a detective's office, exactly. Or at all. It's where Charley Durante does the business part of her job of cranking out page after page of easily-digested fiction for the masses and counts the dimes her novels earn. More importantly, it's the address she's got listed in the yellow pages.

Lots of books are written on the premise of beautiful blondes with long cigarette holders sauntering into detectives' offices with a burning need, and while that rarely happens in real life, sometimes - especially for the real professional writers - truth can be stranger than fiction. Such a blonde with such a cigarette holder did indeed saunter into Durante's office this evening - a lady who goes only by the name of Beatrice, or Miss Beatrice if you want to play it safe. Maybe the writer recognizes her, maybe she doesn't, but she's made a name for herself at all levels of society, but mostly the criminal ones. Under her watch, things tend to disappear - jewelry, gold, illegal booze, nosy people - but never in a way that anyone can connect back to her.

None of that matters right now - at least not to Beatrice herself. Instead, she lets herself in after a perfunctory knock and, lit cigarette bobbing in the air, shoots a grin at the author. "So, you're Charley Durante, I take it?" she asks in an overly elegant way. "My, my."
ofacommonwealth: (thistle and weeds)

Sole Survivor/Corinne Jones | Fallout 4

[personal profile] ofacommonwealth 2015-11-25 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[Beware of early-game spoilers. Can play any role (because that's how Fallout protags roll).]
guns_for_caps: image from tumblr (shadow man)

this okay? 3

[personal profile] guns_for_caps 2015-11-27 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[MacCready was always a good gun to hire when a job needed to be done. Unlike some, he wasn't above doing dirty work, so long as the caps were good and it wouldn't weigh too heavily on his conscience (yes he has one even if people don't believe it exists). But he wasn't above shooting first and asking questions later, and sometimes, that sort of behavior was needed.

The docks is where he can be found, should someone need him for a job, but for his 'boss', he was always available.]

XD

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batoning: (if the whole thing goes down in flames)

Bobbi Morse | Agents of SHIELD/MCU

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[detective, nightclub singer, detective undercover as a nightclub singer; ota]
multilingualism: (she's from another space and time)

Missandei | GOT/ASOIAF (modern)

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[modernish, at least, and ota; she's probably some variety of writer, at least publicly]
seedings: (but it is what you chase)

The Dag | Mad Max: Fury Road

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[ota, f/f for shipping; your little girl lost who's now out for hell]
sizedyouup: ([Stare] You've lost me)

Vesper Lynd | James Bond: Casino Royale

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Billy Kaplan | Marvel | open

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