dousing: (Default)
memery. ([personal profile] dousing) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-02-16 05:52 pm

IT'S A GOOD THING YOU SWITCHED GLASSES, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER.


NEAR MISS/CLOSE CALL MEME


Ever been in a life-and-death situation? No? Maybe you will be now. Something is happening, something horrible, and you're about to die. Maybe someone you love is about to die. Or someone you hate. Maybe you're the danger itself. Either way, you (or your prey) get out by the skin of your (their) teeth. How close was it really? Is someone in deep shit? Alternatively, this can be used for something else: regular life situations. Miss someone at the dance you want to see, can't catch that criminal you need to put away, whatever. The world is your oyster!

• Top level your character. Include any details you might think are relevant. Or don't. As always, we're not the cops.
• Reply to other people's top levels!
• Have fun!

ibiza: (orly)

Margo Hanson | The Magicians

[personal profile] ibiza 2017-02-17 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
luxoraculi: (pic#11051992)

Lunafreya Nox Fleuret | ffxv | ota

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likeabirdie: (Default)

Chidori | Ninja Girl and Samurai Master

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upadly_aniol: (indifferent)

Mitsunari Ishida | Sengoku Basara

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avengeme: (Default)

Phil Coulson | MCU/Agents of SHIELD | OTA

[personal profile] avengeme 2017-02-17 12:17 pm (UTC)(link)
((Spy who has run into more of these situations than he can count. Hit me up with anything or comment/PM to discuss. I'm happy to start))
stilljustasoldier: (Default)

[personal profile] stilljustasoldier 2017-02-17 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Situations like that call for an expert on throwing themselves into dangerous situations. Up for Cap? ]
avengeme: (Default)

[personal profile] avengeme 2017-02-18 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
((Of course! Any preferences on timeline? Also whether you mind spoilers for Agents of SHIELD?))
stilljustasoldier: (Default)

[personal profile] stilljustasoldier 2017-02-20 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
[ None at all! Maybe at least Post!CW? And I haven't seen any of the new season but feel free! Steve's reactions will be mine xD ]
avengeme: (Default)

[personal profile] avengeme 2017-02-24 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
((Gah sorry for the delay! I'll take Coulson from where he's relegated to agent again and flying all over the world in the open. So maybe they run into each other in a city where an inhuman is unintentionally causing a ruckus or have gone crazy a la Katya in Bahrain?))
borrowyourcoat: (Default)

Rose Marshall // Sparrow Hill Road // OTA

[personal profile] borrowyourcoat 2017-02-17 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[Probably just inadvertantly saved your ass on the road. Or, she just narrowly escaped her own exorcism]
loihtija: (pic#11052875)

Grey | OC | OTA

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backwatertrooper: (looking up - ready)

Cloud Strife | FFVII (crisis core)

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rageofdust: (Default)

mikazuki augus / gundam ibo

[personal profile] rageofdust 2017-02-17 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[ always a close call. ]
dryeye: icon @ <user name=expellerhead> (Ran out of eye drops)

shouta aizawa / "eraserhead" | my hero academia | ota

[personal profile] dryeye 2017-02-17 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[The possibilities are endless in a hero's line of work.]
standalonehuman: (TogusaDefault)

Togusa - Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex

[personal profile] standalonehuman 2017-02-17 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[The squishy human in a department full of cyborgs. Let's do this.]
cartesianspidertank: (ecstatic)

[personal profile] cartesianspidertank 2017-02-18 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
WOW Mister Togusa, that was really close!!!!

I didn't think they'd have ROCKET LAUNCHERS!
standalonehuman: (TogusaCover)

You just made my day

[personal profile] standalonehuman 2017-02-18 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
One wrong piece of intel, that's all it had taken, and Togusa had been cut off from the rest of the team. He had reported that he needed backup over the subvocal comms, but of everyone to come pull him out of the fire? He hadn't been expecting the Tachikoma.

Since his cover is half-destroyed from the last explosion, Togusa isn't quite going to stand up out of the rubble just yet. He looks up at the Tachikoma in surprise. "Th- Thanks. Did Battoh send you over?" As much as Togusa is always the one to insist that they're interchangable, he's started to recognize Battoh's personal unit.
cartesianspidertank: (open cockpit)

:D

[personal profile] cartesianspidertank 2017-02-18 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes! An even larger enemy force has appeared in Osaka, so I was dispatched to come to the rescue!!!

[ Tachikoma's rear compartment opens up. ]

Quick, get inside and we'll get out of here!
standalonehuman: (TogusaTachikoma)

Re: :D

[personal profile] standalonehuman 2017-02-18 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Letting the Tachikoma do the driving for a second while Togusa remembers which direction is up sounds like an excellent plan. He holsters his pistol. As much as he depends on the gun, it might has well have been a pop-gun out there. "I'm not gonna mess up Battoh's settings, am I?" It's a muttered somewhat joke, before he climbs inside.

Togusa's heart rate is still sky-high, he can't calm himself back down as quickly as the Major or Battoh. He closes his eyes for a second, tries to breathe. "What's happening with the others? Are they all right?"
cartesianspidertank: (on mission)

[personal profile] cartesianspidertank 2017-02-18 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"Just a sec!" Tachikoma puts all her processing power into physics while she fires her sticky web launchers at a nearby building and then jumps! The two ton tank flies through the air, landing on the side of a building where her treads spread out into high traction claws. Her Thermoptic armor activates, turning invisible to the naked eye.

Being sideways might mess with Togusa's ability to figure out 'up.'

She starts walking along the side to get them out of hte line of fire, as there is still fire raining down on their location.

"I hope so!! But Battoh is really tough, he'll probably be fine! And the Major is super scary!"
standalonehuman: (TogusaWellShit)

[personal profile] standalonehuman 2017-02-20 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
The sudden velocity jerking sideways makes Togusa clench his eyes very tightly closed. You cant lose your equilibrium again if you never regained it in the first place? Once the Tachikoma settles against the building, he dares to breathe out very slowly. He turns to try to look down at the people who slowly stop shooting as their target vanishes. Theoretically, with the element of surprise, if they waited a few minutes? He and the Tachikoma could probably mop this up, if Togusa were in top form. But which one would be Battoh be more angry about getting hurt: him or the Tachikoma?

"We'll go to join them anyway. Back them up, then we can swing back through here when we've got the whole team." Togusa's eyes open again. "Calculate us a way over there, swing around so we can get them between us and Battoh and the Major. Gonna have to be careful with the rocket shots, though. Keep an eye on what's behind your targets."

Togusa doesn't expect a message back, but he pings the Major that he's safe and on the way.
cartesianspidertank: (cruising)

[personal profile] cartesianspidertank 2017-02-20 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
"Aye aye, cap'n!!" Tachikoma scales the building one step at a time, swapping back to wheels as she cruises along the rooftops back towards the larger force. She effortless leaps over the alleyways, building hopping over half a dozen buildings.

"Uh oh..." she mumbles. The screens on the inside of her pod hone in on an attack helicopter buzzing overhead. A machine gun opens up on their exact location, answering the question of whether or not they're spotted. Tachikoma takes evasive action.
standalonehuman: (TogusaPissed)

[personal profile] standalonehuman 2017-02-20 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
No more time for your ears to be ringing. Focus, Togusa. "We've got this!" Togusa activates the Tachikoma's gatling guns, and tries to target the helicopter. It takes an extra second for the guns to spin up, but they're quickly sending a stream of bullets back at the helicopter. "Try to get the rotors! At least chase them off!"

Trying to drive the Tachikoma sideways while aiming is not the easiest, but the Tachikoma's physics engine can handle it. "Tell the Major we're gonna be a little held up."

There is a flare from the inside of the helicopter, and Togusa's eyes go wide. "Oh no." That's another explosive something heading their way. "Down!"
cartesianspidertank: (damaged)

[personal profile] cartesianspidertank 2017-02-20 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
Tachikoma takes Togusa's command a little more literally than perhaps expected, diving in between two buildings and smashing through a window and its surrounding walls, sliding into the center of someone's apartment. The rocket hits the roof they had just been on in a numbing explosion, scattering debris in all directions.

There are a couple of people inside the room with them, shocked and confused and battered by dust and broken glass.

"Sorry about that! I'll let myself out!" Tachikoma strides towards the apartment door, opens it up, and clumsily squeezes through the narrow doorframe, cracking the frame on either side as she stumbles into the hallway. "Just send the bill to Section 9!" And then she politely closes the door behind her.
standalonehuman: (TogusaFrown)

[personal profile] standalonehuman 2017-02-20 04:54 pm (UTC)(link)
The Tachikoma's armor muffles the sounds and force of the impact, as it just tears through a wall like it was paper, and the rocket does the same over their heads. There's a special anger that flares in Togusa when he spots that there are still civilians in the area, and these idiots are firing off explosives like they're nothing. He flips on the external speakers. "Keep away from the windows, get down to the bottom of the building if you can!"

"We can't just leave. They're going to keep destroying this block looking for us, and they don't give a damn who they're putting in harm's way. All right. We take the fight back to them."

To be fair, they're going to keep doing some of their own destroying if he keeps trying to drive a Tachikoma through a narrow hallway. "Get me to the fire escape and back outside. Then let's get some altitude and cloak. They think they can scare us off. We'll show them."
eusford: (pic#11057451)

crowley eusford | owari no seraph | ota

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torsion: (powerbomb.)

jill valentine | resident evil | ota

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[ Adventure scenes (or having this tacked on to the end of one) is preferred. ]
choseanidiot: (upset - or concerned at the least)

Enki/Rokuta | The 12 Kingdoms

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scrosciare: (Default)

Zaira | OC | OTA

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mia dearden (speedy) | dc comics

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stilljustasoldier: (Default)

steve rogers | mcu

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acrappyartist: (Default)

cassie holmes ✫ push

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Hanzo Shimada | Overwatch

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Dr. Angela 'Mercy' Ziegler ⛨ Overwatch ⛨ F/M 19+ OTA castmates

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Mick Rory (Heat Wave) | DCTV | OTA

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OOC: Much love for historical situations.
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Lucy Preston | Timeless | OTA

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jessica jones | ditto

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katherine pierce | the vampire diaries

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adenophora: (to play these odds)

yona | yona of the dawn

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iesus: ('cause he just doesn't care)

paul (jesus) rovia. the walking dead.

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