hotlink ([personal profile] hotlink) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-07-04 09:30 pm



>> premise

Hello, and welcome to The Care and Keeping of Your Pet! As you surely know, a pet is a big responsibility, and we're so glad you've decided to be a concientious master. A safe pet is a happy pet, and this handbook is certain to keep your precious lifelong friend as content as can be.

The history of the animal person is a long and difficult one, with their origins not being known even to this day. However, scientists believe that despite our common appearance - most animal people have humanoid forms except for the ears, tails, and sometimes teeth - we share no common ancestry, even if the ascent of this species corresponds with that of the homo sapien. We gained dominance over each breed thousands of years ago, beginning with the dog type, who have long been considered "man's best friend." Most breeds these days are docile and perfect for owners of any speed.

Of course, it is our duty as the superior species to take care of these animal creatures, and this is inherent in their genetic makeup. Everyone knows that an animal person, when matched with their correct human master, is loyal for life - a true "soulmate," if you will. Far be it for us to turn this away! Ever since the Great Domestication, these intelligent and loving animals have served us as friends, workmates, guardians, servants, and sexual companions and will for years to come. Despite recent hubbub from so-called "Pet People's Rights Activists," this way of life is wholesome and good. Scientific research shows that the natural desire of the pet person is to be owned and cared for by a human.

So, it's your first pet. What do you need to know?
As previously stated, pet people come in as many breeds as you can possibly think of. By far and away the most popular are the dog and cat types, but exotic birds and lizards have been gaining popularity among trendsetters from L.A. to Tokyo!
All pet types are best suited for certain jobs, and when hunting for one, it is best to search for a type that suits your needs best.
However, a "True Match" - when a pet person bonds with you and only you for the rest of their natural lives - comes naturally, and sometimes takes time before you can find the pet you will be able to give a forever home to.
According to all current research, pet people are completely sentient and like us in many ways. However, it is important to remember that they have many animalistic and feral characteristics. Do not be foolish and think that your pet is a person, despite the facts that many are clothed and may be allowed to read, write, and have "hobbies." Some traditional pet owners may eschew these frivolities, and that is within their right.
Pet people age more quickly than humans, at least physically, and many types have long lifespans. It is not uncommon for pets to be passed through the family. When getting your child their first pet, it's important to keep in mind that just because the pup is tiny now, a grown pet can be jumpy around a small child.
It is important to train a pet. Discipline will be necessary. This does not make you a bad owner. Failure to train early will result in a rebellious pet. Training is especially important if you want your pet to serve as a household servant.
Remember, your pet will be extremely protective of you, especially if you are Truly Bonded. It is best to socialize them early. A socialized pet is a perfect family pet.
These days, unowned and unbonded pet people are allowed to live as strays or "Frees" in certain designated areas. Some even hold "jobs." This is against their best interest, and owners who adopt these strays are to be rewarded. Still, the best place to get pets are from liscenced kennels or breeders.
Some masters find it beneficial to participate in activities with their pets, such as shows and other competitions.
Finally, much has been made about the sexual relationship between pet and master. This is a normal facet of the bond, and humans are sure to find pet people sexually alluring. But beyond that, it is only responsible and prudent for owners to care for their pet's needs. It is a well-known fact that the libidos of pet people are remarkably strong, and when they go into heat, it is usually more convenient for a master to relieve them. There is no risk of pregnancy. All rumors of hybrids are urban legends.
Despite this, masters must remember to not view their pets as romantic partners. Humans should stay with humans.

With that said, thank you and welcome to your first day as a pet's master!

>> how to play
Needless to say, The Care and Keeping of Your Pet is a bit biased and full of propaganda, but it gives a good idea of the world your character is now AU's into. They are either a pet person or a human master, and what that means for them varies.

So are they a devoted pet or a rebellious animal person looking to buck the system? A generous master or a cruel sexual sadist? Just a normal pet owner? Most likely they're something in between, but when you're raised in this world, it's difficult to see anything different on the horizon.

Comment with your character and say whether they'd be a master or a pet. Ideally, they could be played as both. Mention what kind of each they'd be and what they'd be like, (ie: "Xx-chan is a bunny girl who is happy to please her master" or "Asterothia is a cat boy who is aloof but loyal to his true master"). For pets, be sure to include features ("wolf ears, tail, teeth).

REMEMBER, pet does not automatically equal submissive and master automatically equal dominant. This is not a BDSM setting though BDSM can be included. How far you want to go with the actual "pet" aspect is up to you, as well. Your pet could just be your slightly-furry roommate or soulmate!
Comment to others.
Play out the scene.

>> prompts
This by now means an all-inclusive list, but it should get you going in the right direction.

First Time Pet/Owner: Usually, pets are gotten at a young age; you're an old dog. Can you learn new tricks?
True Bond: What all masters and pets yearn for...the pet's loyalty and adoration for life.
Love: It's expected for masters to love their pets, but to love them? Romance is strictly forbidden.
Old "Couple": Master and pet have grown together and know each other. You know, know each other.
Loss of Master: The pet has lost their master, perhaps even their True Bond. Is it possible to move on?
Young Master/Older Pet: Pets age quicker than masters, so it's possible to end up with a bit of an "age" difference.
Family Pet: This pet's been raised as part of the family. What happens when their feelings for a family member get more than platonic.
For Your Protection: You don't want to be a master, but you have to take in a pet for their protection lest they be in danger from the general public.
Stray: You're a stray or a "Free." Can you live like this with your biology screaming for you to make a match?
Servant: You're more servant than pet.
All Sex, All the Time: The only purpose for this pet is to service the master, and not in a way that means cleaning their house.
Guard: You're a loyal bodyguard, a service pet. You'll do anything for your master. Anything.
Pet Play: This is for those who prefer to keep their animals on leashes, have them eat from bowls, and keep away from clothing.
Breaking In: Training is important with any pet.
In Love with Another Master...or Pet: To lust after another's master is no better than treason, and to wish to be with another pet just cruel!
Punishment: Bad dog, no nookie!
Heat: All pets go into heat, and it's the responsibility of the owner to take care of this problem. After all, unchecked dry humping kills thousands every year.
Breeding: Breeders know the best qualities in each type and mate the cream of the crop together to continue lines. It's a hobby for some, a calling for others.
Pregnancy: So, about that whole "hybrid" thing. It maaaay be more true than you think, even if pet/human pregnancies are the stuff of salacious tabloids.
Territorial: Hey, hey, other dog person! This is your apartment. Stay the fuck out!
Kennel: Kennels are where unadopted pets are kept. They're generally agreed to be depressing places. Why not volunteer at one, keeping the pets healthy and happy with the kind of affection only humans can show?
Rebelling Against the System: Damn the Man! Pet people are people, too! Just be careful not to get talk. You know what happens to bad pets.
Instant Attraction: You ever just look at someone and know they're the one? That they're...your master? But what if you've been trying to fight it? Well, don't try!
Dominant Pet: You might be the pet, but you call the shots, at least in the bedroom.
Pet Show: Everyone wants to show off how perfect their animal is. Look at that ass! And you'll never believe their special skills...
Therapeutic: Pets, especially those bred for their kindliness, are perfect therapy for those who've been through trauma and heartache.
Jealousy: Who's that around your master? Oh, hell no. They better not be touching them!
Petting: Pet people are absolutely gaga for being touched. Even the most steely ones turn to mush for rubs.
Games: Playing with your pet and giving them exercise is a key to happiness. Of course, with a pet person, you might want to use other toys instead of a ball.
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Peter Parker | Amazing Spiderman | OTA

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formerweapon: (Run from the light)

Bucky Barnes | MCU | OTA

[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-07-05 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] beaarthur 2016-07-05 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
This was the last thing he expected. He had Netflix going, a beer in his hand and his feet up on the coffee table when Weasel showed up. That wasn't abnormal at all. Sometimes he would drop by just because. But what was abnormal was that he brought something along with him this time.

"What are you doing?" Wade asked, both confused and miffed because he wasn't an idiot, contrary to popular belief. He knew where Weasel was going with this because he hadn't shut up about it for the past month. Wade had just hoped that he would've gotten the hint.

"So remember that conversation we had about getting you a pet?" Weasel asked, a blank look on his face. There was clearly something behind him and Wade knew exactly what it was.

"Oh yeah. Do you remember how I told you to fuck off?" Wade raged, stomping off into his living room.

Unfortunately Weasel followed.

He didn't have time for a pet. Yes, he was living by himself and he didn't go out all that much anymore, but that didn't mean he needed a companion. Weasel had been going on and on about how it would be a good idea for Wade to get a therapy animal and how they were good with people who suffered from PTSD. Apparently he had a friend that had been in a similar situation as Wade and his therapy animal was the reason he stopped having night terrors. There were all kinds of studies on how therapy animals were amazing, but Wade didn't care. It all came down to one fact: he could barely take care of himself. How the hell was he supposed to take care of a pet right now?

Wade sighed, hand nervously going up to the scars on the left side of his face without realizing it. It had become a habit any time he was nervous after he had healed up from the explosion. This was ridiculous.

"Look, Wade. I could move in with you, but I don't want to. So the next best thing is this. So you live with me or your keep the pet," Weasel argued. It was a good argument. There was no way he wanted to live with that pain in the ass. "And don't think about putting him out on the streets. He wouldn't survive. They're not bred for that kind of lifestyle. So quit your bitchin'. I spent a lot of money because I kind of think you're a good friend sometimes, so do me a solid and don't be a dickhead. I know it's hard, man. No pun intended." Weasel gave Wade an awkward pat on the shoulder and moved past Wade's new companion. "Alright, this is your master, dude. Take good care of him." And then he was out the door, leaving Wade with his new pet.

Wade sighed. He couldn't even turn around and look, he was so freaking anxious. "So I guess you're stuck with me."
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-07-05 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
Peter had been pretty quiet since the ownership papers were signed. Yes, he was trained, as any licensed therapy pet should be, but the man that bought him didn't need him. It was hard to buy a pet you didn't need; at least, the kind of quality pet Peter was bred to be. The man had promised there was somebody who did need him though, and Peter couldn't smell him lying. So here he stands, tilting his head curiously at his supposed 'Master'. Oh, the guy reeked of anxiety in a way that made a quiet growl well in Peter's chest. He could change that. He could help.

One step at a time, though. Peter looked around carefully, taking in the new surroundings. It smelled...very different to his previous pen at the training facility. He could smell day-old pizza, beer, the rusty tang of blood, and the undeniably permeant scent of his master. He'd lived here a while; that, or he hadn't left in some time. It was particularly concentrated in the living room.

Which is where Peter went next, ignoring Wade in favor of curling up on the couch, right on the blanket Wade had been sitting on previously. He peeked over the side of the couch, ears twitching, and offered a small, though genuine, smile.
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[personal profile] beaarthur 2016-07-05 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
Wade stood completely still when he heard the animal moving. He looked out the corner of his eye, watching as the figure checked stuff out. At least he seemed calm. The last thing he needed was a pet that was high energy. He barely had energy to get up out of bed in the morning.

He looked back at the coffee table and noticed that his new pet's paperwork was sitting on it. Weasel must have left it there. Wade turned around so he could finally get a good look at the animal, hoping the scars on his face didn't freak him out too much. He knew that he was intimidating. That was a big reason he didn't like to leave the house. When you made a child cry, that was when you really started to feel like a monster.

Then the damn thing was curling up on his fucking blanket. Wade about fucking lost it. Oh my god. He was adorable. Weasel was an absolute asshole.

He sighed, walking over to the adorable animal. Those eyes. Oh shit. He could feel his heart give a little squeeze. "Hey there, buddy," he tried to talk quietly so as not to freak him out too much. "I'm sorry you had to travel here with Weasel. I can imagine it wasn't a very fun ride."

Wade extended his hand, hunkered over so he didn't seem threatening.
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[personal profile] fanaa 2016-07-05 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
[ *coughs*just saying. ]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-07-05 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, he was very quiet, calm. That was the whole point of him, wasn't it, for him to be a calming presence? The scars on Wade's face didn't deter Peter much at all, besides maybe making him want to nuzzle Wade properly. They didn't look pleasant at all - did they hurt? He could try to help that, too.

Peter managed not to frown, instead pressing his palms into the blanket, smushing it down as he preened quietly. The little tag on his collar proclaimed his name to be 'PETER', and should Wade examine the reverse side, he'd find Weasel had it engraved with "If found, call the JACKASS HOTLINE" along with Wade's number.

Peter watched Wade, the way he moved so cautiously, as if Peter might jump and scare away from him at any moment. Sure, he was bigger than Peter, but he didn't seem like he'd hurt him. You could usually tell when someone was gunning for you. So the hand, that's extended towards Peter - he leaned forward to sniff Wade's fingers. Definitely smelled like beer. Peter nuzzled him anyway, letting his cheek brush gently against Wade's fingertips. He's definitely a brave little guy.
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-07-05 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
[he would be the most annoyed and clingy cat tdfgh]
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[personal profile] fanaa 2016-07-05 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
[ the most annoyed, clingy, territorial and jelly cat like...see that is mine, see the human is mine, stfa, see the world is mine with the fluffiest ears to ever fluff!! I want it. ]
formerweapon: (Don't let go)

[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-07-05 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Ask and you shall recieve. One cat!buck coming right up for the lovely miss petra.]
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Nickov // Original Character // OTA

[personal profile] paintednoble 2016-07-05 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
[ooc: Kind and loving master or pet (little more feral version of his species). PM me with any questions, kinks and info are in the journal!]
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[personal profile] fanaa 2016-07-05 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
[ aww yes give me the grumpy cat!bucky *grabby hands* ]
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-07-05 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
[anything in particular you'd like to do with these too? Hehe]
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[personal profile] fanaa 2016-07-05 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ well we already kind of went with clingy, annoyed, territorial and jelly, I don't know if you want to add something else? Oh surprise me! ]
formerweapon: (I've slept so long without you)

[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-07-05 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Surprise time !!]

Bucky was curled up on the sofa of his master's flat. His tail gently swooshing along his leg, making a light thump whenever it hit the couch. An arm tucked under a pillow while the other hid his face from the city nightlight.

He was adopted by his master's employer before being assigned to her specifically. It took a little while for him to warm up to his new home. But Petra made the transistion easy and very welcoming to the point where he became very protective and territorial over her. Subconciously making sure he was as close as he could be when guests were around. Only moving whenever she ordered him too.

He claimed his favorite spots were those that were by her side, besides the couch or the chair by the window where the sun was mostly at during the day. So here he was, waiting for her to come home.
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[personal profile] beaarthur 2016-07-05 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
Logically Wade should have known that, but he didn't know as much as he should about the pet system or any of this. He avoided it for the most part. The life he lived was full of guns and war, not leisurely pet ownership.

The tag on the animal's collar glinted for a moment, catching Wade's eye. "Oh," he said quietly. "So you're Peter, huh? Let's spice it up a little. How about we stick with Petey Pie for now?" Nicknames were kind of his thing anyway. Lord knows this poor animal would have about a million of them if he stuck with Wade. And Petey Pie sounded cute. It was fitting.

He barely breathed as Peter smelled him and Wade melted when he nuzzled into his fingertips. Oh my fucking God. Wade followed his cheek, fingers drifting up to give him a gentle pet on the hair. He was so freaking soft too. Shit. This was getting deep fast. Peter was just so cute and Wade's biggest weakness was cute things. All Wade wanted to do was pet him and stare into those kind eyes.

God dammit, Weasel! He was getting a phone call tomorrow and Wade was really going to lay into him about this.

Wade cleared his throat and stood up. He was definitely going to have to get a book on owning a pet now. Probably tomorrow because it was already getting late. He wondered if Peter had been fed by Weasel or if he was hungry. Did he have to be careful about what he fed Peter? Oh jeez. Definitely needed to get that book.

"You hungry? Or thirsty?" his voice was gentle, trying to make him feel comfortable. How would he even be able to tell what Peter needed?
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[personal profile] fanaa 2016-07-05 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
[ aww yes 🐱 ]

When her superior had told her that they had a surprise for her, the last she had expected was a pet but as she had wanted some additional company and she liked cats, it worked for the better. Though sometimes she felt bad over leaving him alone for long period of times, but that's how work tended to go sometimes, but she had always made sure he was well taken care of in the case she took longer than expected.

Luckily this time around the task had been easier, less than a day and it had really been a waste to send her and her brother for something so simple. When they had got back and gave their report, she had hanged with him and his pet for a bit before finally saying her goodbye and letting her brother rest, going to her own flat and to check on Bucky (hopefully he had stayed away from the Venus fly traps, she loved those plants).

"I'm home!" The weirdness of announcing her presence in her own place had passed and it was normal now. She closed the door and moved to take off her coat, putting in the small closet near the main door and walking further in to look for him.
formerweapon: (If I can light the world up for just one)

[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-07-05 09:08 am (UTC)(link)
His ears twitched at the sound of the door unlocking, sitting up slowly as he rubbed the sleep from his eyes. When he heard the sound of her voice, he instantly moved from his spot. Climbing over the couch and towards the door, hands behind his back.

"Welcome back." He smiled as he stopped in front of her, tail moving behind him. Glad to have her back and happy that it wasn't a long trip. He didn't mind the caretakers that came to take care of him while she was away, he got used to their presence. But he did have a tendency to get agitated when she was gone for days at a time.

No plants were harmed. In fact, he watched them closely as he tried to feed them like he'd watched her do. It would have been a cute sight to see, his ears flat against his head as he got as close as he could. Gently placing a fly into it's jaws, watching curiously as his tail thrashed around.
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[personal profile] fanaa 2016-07-05 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
She didn't had to look long for him, man she really should convince him to wear a bell bracelet or something just for the hell of it. "Why thank you, missed me much?" She chuckled amused, she had been told he had behaved so that was good.

Also from the looks of it, he had apparently been napping before she arrived. "So what did you do while I was away?" He mostly had a free reign to do as he pleased, he was only forbidden from snooping around in the room she kept, ahem, her accesories.

She gave him a quick smirk before moving and quickly give his head a light pet, he had such soft hair after all, before moving past him and checking on the Moiras and the plants looked healthy and chirpy ( as much as a plant could ) enough.

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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-07-05 09:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Yes." He gave a little pout at that. He wouldn't oppose the idea of a bell bracelet or collar, kinda expecting the idea to pop up eventually, but he would miss being able to sneak up on her.

"Slept mostly, I did try to feed your plants. The Caretaker watched to make sure i did it right." He straightened himself cause he was proud of the tiny task. Still curious about the room he was told to never go into, sometimes he sits in front of the door before his caretaker bribes him away with food or pets.

He leans into the touch, purring before she stopped. Following closely behind her as she checked up on everything.
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[personal profile] scarlettwin 2016-07-05 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[ooc: Up for another thread? Wanda would be a great pet owner for cat!Bucky.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-07-05 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter purred, kneading the blanket and pressing into Wade's wandering hand. He knew how to be endearing when he wanted to. He nudged his nose against Wade's thumb, seemingly to approve the nickname - or to get more of Wade's hand in his hair, the world may never know (both, in equal measure, really).

He stared right back at Wade, giving a soft noise of approval when he pet through his hair. Oh yes, that's the stuff. He could tell it was relaxing Wade, too, and Peter gave another cursory sniff - still a lot of anxiety, but mostly lingering. Good. He was focused more on Peter than whatever he'd been worried about.

Weasel would probably let Wade rant and then say, "Yeah, but do you like him?" and then hang up. He had a bar to run, after all.

Peter made the decision then, not to speak. It was pretty obvious that Wade was being exceedingly gentle with him, where he'd been harsher with the man that bought him. He didn't know if that would change if he talked, but maybe it didn't matter. Maybe Wade needed someone to talk to without getting anything back. Peter's a trained animal, and this was the first step - nonverbal comfort.

So instead of answering, Peter reached out, curling his fingers in the hem of Wade's shirt, and tugged, gently. He cocked his head to the side, trying to get Wade to sit with him.
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Garfield Logan // DC Comics // OTA

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Alex DeLarge | A Clockwork Orange | M/F

[personal profile] delarge 2016-07-05 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[A mixed breed dog with tan, folded ears, a slightly fluffy black tail with a tan tip and clawed fingertips. Alex has a past of being delinquent and difficult to handle. This is his last chance at having a home before more extreme measures are taken with him. He knows what those measures could mean, so he doesn't want to screw up again.

Alex isn't very affectionate, but he has a very high sex drive, and he would need an owner that would enjoy that. His owner would also need to be fine with being knotted. (Please note that despite his canon, I'm not interested in non-con here.)

In general he can take good care of himself. He stays well groomed, and he can cook, though not much of a variety. He also speaks using a street slang from his original home city, but he doesn't mind translating it.]
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Loki | MCU | M/F

[personal profile] slytrickster 2016-07-05 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[Loki is a fox with straight black ears and a long, fluffy, silky black tail. He's often playful and mischievous, sometimes resulting in a few household items being destroyed. He's a fairly low maintenance pet as long as he's given things to keep himself entertained. He can be a bit over protective though.

He secretly longs to be a father, and he's heard stories of pet people being able to have offspring with their owners (though rare, apparently). Even with low odds, he would want to impregnate his owner, hopefully with a full litter of his own.

(Knotting is a given.)]