mememaker ([personal profile] mememaker) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-04-14 06:42 pm

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mermaids & land dwellers
a possibly (au) mermaid ❝shipping❞ meme

Few fantastical creatures have captured the imaginations of those of us stuck in the mundane quite like mermaids. It's understandable: the ocean provides an endless canvas for us. Who knows what may live in those deep, seemingly endless depths? There's something intriguing about the mermaid, too, as a being that exists between two worlds. Beautiful human up top, dangerously alien down below, a mix between the comforting and the unknown. Such a combination is all very alluring, speaking perfectly of both the sense of freedom and adventure and and the impending doom offered by the high seas.

Because of the mystery and excitement provided by mermaids, people have been considering what the relationships between those who live on land and those who dwell in the sea would be like. For as long as there have been mer-tales, there have been stories of lucky or unlucky seafarers who earn the attention of mermaids. In some cautionary tales, merfolk are said to be little more than sirens who relish in driving sailors to their doom, luring them to the waters with gorgeous songs so that ships may be crashed, blood spilt, and flesh rend to fill the bellies of sea-demons. In other, more optimistic tales, there are lonely mermaids who fall in love with sailors, fishermen, and princes and will do anything to be with their objects of affections, even if it means turning to sea foam. Of course, earning a mermaid's love may not be better than becoming their prey; after all, in their ignorance of the children of earth, they may pull a person under the water and forget that air is a necessity for some.

Perhaps you are a human or other offspring of the land who has grown up with the tales of mermaids. You know that caution must be taken should you go on the ocean, lest you become nothing more than a meal. If you were in that situation, you would never fall for the merfolk's charms. However, that's so much easier said than done.

On the other hand, you could be a mermaid. Whether you are "good" or "bad" depends entirely on upbringing, just like with anyone else. Finally, you've come upon a land dweller. Will you be infatuated with them, look at them as a sweet morsel, or be more scared of them than they are of you?

how to play;
- Comment with your character and preferences. This meme allows for characters to be the one who lives on land or the mermaid. Feel free to do a mermaid AU for your character!
- Reply to others. Use the RNG to get your prompt.

1.Good: Everything said about merfolks is wrong. They are reclusive, but not evil. Especially not this one. Maybe they even saved you. No matter what, they love you, absolutely. And, were you to be honest, it was love at first sight on your end, too. But that doesn't mean you can be least, not easily.
2. Bad: Come, jolly sailor bold. Come into the arms of a mermaid, and you will not regret it. They will hold you, and you cannot resist, even as you're dashed against the rock.
3. Wild: Good and evil cannot be applied to mermaids here, for they are like any other wild creature, more beast than man. Yet the more they're exposed to the kindness of humans or others who live on land, the more fond they grow towards it - and those who show them that kindness.
4. Ignorant: The mermaid's intentions are good, yet he or she doesn't realize what they could do to hurt their land dweller lover.
5. The Mermaid Dilemma: What can be done if someone wants to do more with a mermaid than give them kisses or sweet words? Not much, it seems. At first glance, that is, though who knows what can happen if one puts their mind to it.
6. Not What Was Expected: Beauty is always expected of a mermaid, but what if such a creature looked more like this? Who could care for such a beast? Well, there's still charm there, and with enough personality, appearances can be looked past.
noassgardian: (pic#8976826)

Billy Kaplan | Marvel 616 | m/m for shipping, ota for gen

[personal profile] noassgardian 2017-04-15 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Any option/role is fine by me!]
seafearing: And surely you'll stay. (Press your lips to the sculptures.)

Tethys | OC

[personal profile] seafearing 2017-04-15 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ the mermaid! ]
Edited 2017-04-15 02:36 (UTC)
jumpthegun: (Default)

[personal profile] jumpthegun 2017-04-23 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
((How would you feel about going with the ignorant mermaid with a human on a lonely holiday in the tropics?))
tenkillrecord: (Default)

Chuck Hansen | Pacific Rim

[personal profile] tenkillrecord 2017-04-15 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
m/m for shipping. would love for chuck to be the eternally grumpy mermaid
doctricis: (You can give me back my throne)

Derek Lockwood | Original | OTA

[personal profile] doctricis 2017-04-15 08:58 am (UTC)(link)
[ Either Role is fine! ]
18th_century_rockstar: (Ray of Sunshine)

Wolfgang Mozart | Amadeus

[personal profile] 18th_century_rockstar 2017-04-15 10:15 am (UTC)(link)
(ooc: can be either role)
sharktrash: (smirk // varia quality)

Superbia Squalo // KHR! // ota!

[personal profile] sharktrash 2017-04-15 11:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ A violent shark mermaid that's probably more dangerous than pretty. Rule63! version available. ]
commandor: (Default)

cassian andor | star wars: rogue one

[personal profile] commandor 2017-04-15 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[ either. if merfolk: reclusive; possibly not part of the merfolk community or actively rebelling against it. either that or wild, maybe with violent intentions against humans.

if human: possibly trying to infiltrate or gain more information on merfolk. ]
burgerlfriend: (Default)

[personal profile] burgerlfriend 2017-04-15 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Can be either; if merfolk, likely an outcast, potentially due to his strange appearance (grey/black scales, etc). If human, the kind who would either accidentally stumble across the merfolk or the town weirdo who'd be seeking them out despite everyone telling him they don't exist. ]
lefey: (040)

Morgana | Merlin / Arthurian | OTA

[personal profile] lefey 2017-04-15 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Happy to be either role!]
almostdubois: (until my body finds its grave)

Carys | Merlin/Arthurian OC | OTA

[personal profile] almostdubois 2017-04-15 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Either role is alright, Carys is a healer so maybe she either saved someone at sea if a Mermaid, or is trying to help a wounded merperson? She's gentle but firm so probably wouldn't try to eat you or drown you if she's the mermaid, but you can try to eat/hurt her if you like.]
ailla: (Sideways)

Ailla Voss | OC | OTA

[personal profile] ailla 2017-04-15 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[As much fun as it might be to make her the mermaid... she lives in a world normally were mermaids are real and terrifying and she still loves them so I'd love to throw her up against one. :D She's mostly human, a bit of fox from her ancestors but, mostly human.]
im_gonna_heal_u: (because sex appeal!)

Konoka Konoe | Mahou Sensei Negima | OTA

[personal profile] im_gonna_heal_u 2017-04-15 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[[Either. I'm fond of the mermaids who are both beautiful and scary. She has likely healed or rescued a mermaid in distress, investigating something, or just got the attention of a mermaid. Likewise as a mermaid, she might either have saved someone or she might be an ambassador of sorts... or she could be looking for a mate. Also open to other kinds of mer (like a scylla, an eel for naga-like mermaid, or nereid for the magically adept?).]]
dustless: (Default)

Frisk | Undertale | OTA

[personal profile] dustless 2017-04-15 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
//Either! They're probably not (purposely) evil as a mermaid, even if they look scary.
howbraveyouare: (Default)

Karen Page | MCU/Daredevil

[personal profile] howbraveyouare 2017-04-16 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
[ would like to explore an AU where Karen is a mermaid ]
pluviae: (10776066_original (meganbmoore))

Nike Lemercier | Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii

[personal profile] pluviae 2017-04-17 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Instead of a mermaid, I'd love for Nike to be a wandering sea siren that may or may not have the ability to change into human form.]
blaze_it: (Default)

Genos | One Punch Man | OTA

[personal profile] blaze_it 2017-04-20 04:37 am (UTC)(link)