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memery. ([personal profile] dousing) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-22 09:46 pm

SOMETHING SOMETHING WITNESS ME


APOCALYPSE MEME


The end of the world is here. Are you ready or are you going to kick the bucket? Maybe you've been prepared for the apocalypse for ages or you're blissfully unaware. You can play it straight or for comedy (think Shaun of the Dead), but please be aware that there's likely to be triggering content within so consider content warnings!




TIMELINE

1. BEGINNING Things have only just begun. Can you get ahead of the problem or are things just going to go to shit?
2. MIDDLE Things HAVE gone to shit. You're right in the middle of things and there's no end in sight. You have to do your best just to get to tomorrow.
3. END Things are finally winding down (or amping up getting ready to wind down). You're in preparations for the final battle, you're killing off the last few zombies, you're living your life.
4. REBUILD/DESPAIR Things are OVER. Either you won or you lost, time to rebuild or go down in your bunker and cry. Hold onto your asses, folks.

SCENARIOS

1. MONSTERS/KAIJU Think Godzilla or Pacific Rim. There are monsters, huge ones, and you gotta go through some shit to keep them from killing everything and busting up that last Dunkin Donuts you go to every Thursday with the cute girl working the counter. This is an outrage!!
2. ZOMBIES You know the drill. Whether fast or slow, virus or reanimated, airborne or fluid-borne, biting or eating: your favorite thing, zombies. Remember to aim for the head.
3. ALIENS Visitors from space! ... Except they're killing all of you! Does anyone you know have a cold? Send them to the front lines.
4. WAR Everything's gone to hell. It's going to become a nuclear winter out there if someone doesn't stop the tide of this war. History won't be written by the victors because there won't BE any.
5. "UTOPIA" Everyone is happy, right? Things are so much better now that we don't have any emotions, right? When we started culling populations to keep enough supplies for everyone, right?
6. ROBOTS YOU DID THIS TO YOURSELVES. YIKES. Skynet is a thing, everything is terrible, you're gonna get owned by a Reaper, whatever. Take 'em out, cowboy.
7. DISEASE You're not turning into rabid monsters, but people are dying off at alarming rates. What's causing it? Is there a cure? Is anyone immune? Figure it out, boyo.
8. MISC Anything left over!! Killer tomatoes? World taken over by talking dogs in exoskeletons? Whatever man, we're not the cops. Have fun.

As always, these are just suggestions. Make up anything you want, as long as you're having fun!

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Ashley | Until Dawn | OTA

[personal profile] explicative 2017-03-24 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
[what's one more nightmare situation on top of the one she already lived through, eh?]
betheshield: (It's all that you need to fire away)

2, 2

[personal profile] betheshield 2017-03-25 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
I'm going to teach you how to use your gun properly.

[Peggy Carter is not one to leave a young woman defenseless, but at the same time, she knows she's not going to always be around to protect the girl and Ashley needs to learn how to not panic at danger and actually defend herself.

They sit at their safehouse, an abandoned farmhouse ringed by a fence to keep foxes out (and now serves to keep out zombies at night. Peggy has set up paper targets on the fence, and she offers Ashley a gun.]
Keep your finger off the trigger for now.
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[personal profile] explicative 2017-03-25 07:28 am (UTC)(link)
[The gun is heavy in Ashley's hands. Both are wrapped firmly around the sun-warmed metal but despite the grip she had it does nothing to quell the trembling making her aim off center -- she obediently stretches her finger away from the trigger.]

I don't know if this is such a good idea. [Yes, okay. Knowing how to use a gun would be helpful, especially when it was best to keep your distance from those things, but the last time she'd even seen a gun was back when Mike almost shot Emily.] I've been doing okay with a bat. Can't I just keep using that?

[It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she was scared. Nope. None.]
betheshield: (The war is coming)

[personal profile] betheshield 2017-03-25 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
A bat works in a pinch, but it requires that you be close to your opponent. The creatures have no range capabilities, but one bite can be devastating. You have to learn how to use the gun.

[The girl's hands are shaking. Peggy can sympathize--back when she first joined the army, she was afraid of shooting a gun too.

Peggy puts one cool hand on the girl's wrist.]
Just get used to holding it for now. It's a tool, Ashley. It is a tool that you must respect, but don't fear it.
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[personal profile] explicative 2017-03-25 08:06 am (UTC)(link)
True, but I don't have to stop and aim a bat. [But she can't deny that the bat was only somewhat effective and only if she even hit her target which was not as often as she'd like to admit. Also, only in a one-on-one scenarios because if there was more than one of those shambling, moaning freaks coming at her the only thing she was doing was running away.

Still, a gun? In her hands it was less a tool and more a disaster waiting to happen.]


It seems so big. [It wasn't but the responsibility of it was.] Are you sure this is a good idea?
betheshield: (Iron)

[personal profile] betheshield 2017-03-25 08:18 am (UTC)(link)
Absolutely certain. It's unnerving, but you'll get used to it. I was rather a mess the first time I tried shooting a gun, but look at me now. [She barely needs to aim before firing her gun, and she always gets the beasts in the head.

Peggy gives Ashley's wrist a small squeeze. She'll admit she has a soft spot for the girl and she probably coddles her more than she should, but Ashley isn't a soldier. She's not a special agent or a spy; she's a young woman thrust in a situation she has no training for. It's okay to coddle her a little while she learns.]
It's necessary. You know it is. [One of these days, Peggy might get bitten, or they might be separated. Ashley has to be able to take care of herself when Peggy's not around.]
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[personal profile] explicative 2017-03-25 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
[It may just be Peggy humoring her but Ashley appreciated it nonetheless. She needed any and all encouragement and reassurance she could get because she knew she was a mess. A mess with a gun.]

I wish it didn't have to be necessary. [Yeah, if wishes were fishes...] I know it is but I've got a feeling that I'm not going to be very good at this and while we've got a good stock of bullets or whatever, it's pretty finite.

[Ashley looked from the target to Peggy and back again, shrugging.]

I'll try not to shoot a cow or my foot but I'm not making any promises.