m3m3: (Default)
m3m3 ([personal profile] m3m3) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2012-09-16 09:12 pm

the P H O N E  H E L L meme

Cell phones, eh? Sometimes they make your life easier, and sometimes they make it harder.



#1: Texts From Last Night
#2: Damn you, Autocorrect
#3: Recipient Misfire
#4: Mix & Match
#5: Wildcard

Option One:
Texts From Last Night

You know the drill: RNG, or pick one that tickles your fancy. Post blank and let others text you about their night, or send out a mass text for anyone to reply to by posting a TFLN when you tag the post.

Option Two:
Damn You Autocorrect

We've all done it. Either sit and wait for other people's mistakes to come to you with a blank tag, or take the bull by the horns and make the first move mistake by posting an autocorrect error when you tag the post.

Option Three:
Recipient Misfire

It's just so easy to hit the wrong name in your phone, isn't it? Embarrassment city! ...But is that better or worse than manually inputting the number incorrectly and texting a complete stranger by mistake?

Option Four:
Mix & Match!

Let autocorrect fuck up the TFLN you're sending to the wrong person. Go nuts!

Option Five:
Do Whatever The Fuck You Want

You know what, if none of these ideas are good enough for you, your ass can come up with something else. I don't even care.
hypnotic_patter: (Band)

Music Meister | Batman: The Brave and the Bold

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-17 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
Mass text, someone please come and get me from Arkham. There was another takeover and the whole place is barricaded up and I can't get out. I think they might start killing guards soon and that's gonna be gross. Why does security suck so bad here? Also someone went by with a pinata, why do we have pinatas here.
prisonwonka: (anything is possible when you're me)

[personal profile] prisonwonka 2012-09-17 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
hold on bb, I'll get someone to pick you up. and YAAAAAY PINATAS!
hypnotic_patter: (Default)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-17 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you thank you. I will get you ten pinatas if you get me out of here before anything more bizarre starts happening--we got an entire asylum full of bored, angry, sexually-repressed goons trying to figure out what they want first.
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (Default)

you know what, i didn't even have icons a minute ago, but PLACEHOLDER

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
If I had to venture a guess, I'd say the pinatas are most likely Joker's fault.

You've picked a fine time for a breakout, by the way. Where, exactly, are you right now?
Edited 2012-09-18 00:22 (UTC)
hypnotic_patter: (Opera)

YES PLEASE

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-18 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
Holed up in one of the security booths. East wing, second floor. Please get me out of here. Where are you?
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (Default)

:D

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
Impatient, aren't we? I'm figuring out a way through the police cordon. Can you get onto the roof?
hypnotic_patter: (Classical)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-18 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
I'll try. Map in here says there's a utility elevator pretty close to my location. You're on the outside already?
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (Default)

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
Not just yet. I'm going to need to cause a distraction, and you'll want to be out of the way first.

Let me know when you're in position.
hypnotic_patter: (Band)

1/2

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-18 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
Moving.
hypnotic_patter: (Rock)

2/2

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-18 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
In stairs. Elevator is no-go. Sex was happening.
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (Default)

1/2

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 01:20 am (UTC)(link)




Really?
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (Default)

2/2

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
Well, never mind. When you reach the roof, I'm going to cut the lights. I'm certain most of the cops will be distracted in the ensuing pandemonium.
hypnotic_patter: (Disco)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-18 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
Guess they'd been locked up for a while? At door to roof, ready. What do I do after lights go?
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (Default)

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
Did you notice who it was?

Once the lights go, I give it two minutes before the cops rush the asylum, at most. You'll be out of the way of all that. Just wait for the helicopter.


[ Yes, there's going to be a helicopter. ]
hypnotic_patter: (Classical)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-18 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Riddler you treat him so nice.]

Took picture around corner. Will look when in condition to lose san points. Kill the lights, start the show.
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (Default)

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ You're a good asset friend asset, Meister. It won't hurt to give you a lift sometimes. 8) ]

Curtain's up.

[ And, after about three or four minutes, there's the sound of a helicopter, and here comes his ride. A rope ladder drops down, at about the same point the Music Meister receives another text. ]

Here's your cue.
hypnotic_patter: (Presentation)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-18 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Music Meister scampers up the phone like the bottom of it is on fire, laughing silently. Of course he can't properly speak--or sing, which is the real goal of the collar still locked around his neck--but he's sure it'll be coming off soon enough.]
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (3)

because I can't picture Arkham without imagining those horrible orange jumpsuits

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-18 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[ It will be - on the condition that he doesn't fall off the ladder before getting in the helicopter, since it starts heading away from the asylum before he's inside.

As soon as he gets up to the door, however, two costumed Riddlemen help make sure he gets outside without plummeting to his death or anything unpleasant like that. A third is up in the cockpit, and the Riddler himself is sitting in the back, looking relaxed, tapping the end of his cane on the floor. ]


Evening, Meister. Has anyone ever told you orange really isn't your color?
hypnotic_patter: (Jazz)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-19 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Music Meister does a small victory fistpump, glaring triumphantly at the asylum below them. It's good to have friends in high places, especially when that high place is a helicopter.

He turns to Riddler, grinning triumphantly. It's hard to communicate with the collar on and he's usually left to scribble on a small government-funded white board while hoping someone actually pays attention to him. However, he's been self-educating while in captivity. If there's one crook he trusts to know some sign language it's the Riddler.]


Yes. Green is more beautiful. Thank you for the performance.

[The gestures are crude and the grammar is nonexistent, but hopefully the point is gotten across.]
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (6)

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-19 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[ The Riddler gives a small chuckle, amused by the awkward signing - but yes, he knows enough to get the gist, even if it's muddled. ]

Well, you do have good taste. That's good enough reason not to leave you to rot.

[ He gets up, giving the collar around the Music Meister's neck a couple light taps with the end of his staff. ]

Now, let's get this taken care of, so you can stop mangling the American Sign Language.
hypnotic_patter: (Classical)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-19 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Meister rolls his eyes, though he's still grinning.] I've been signing for three weeks.

[Only three months, he means. Either way, not long enough to be completely accurate regarding units of time. Meister raises his hand towards the collar but doesn't dare touch it on his own. The device is delicate, he knows, and the Arkham doctor who put it on him claimed that trying to remove it with brute force would render his vocal cords permanently incapacitated. Meister doesn't know if it was just a threat meant to keep him in line, but he doesn't risk it.]

Gentle. I don't want to be silent forever.
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (10)

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-19 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
That explains it then.

[ He knows better than to attempt brute-forcing it - even if it wouldn't permanently ruin Meister's vocal chords, it would be idiotic to give him a collar that could just be broken off.

It is electronic, however, which means it can be adjusted. And deactivated. ]


You don't need to worry. I know what I'm doing. [ He just needs to open it up and get at the wiring. ] You'll want to keep still while I work.
hypnotic_patter: (Disco)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-19 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[Music Meister gives a quick nod, then stands still as a statue. He really hopes Riddler does. If his voice were to stop working, if he were rendered unable to sing...it would be unthinkable.]
riddledthecity: better put your fingers back to the keys (6)

[personal profile] riddledthecity 2012-09-19 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[ He wouldn't hesitate to do something like that to an enemy, but there was no reason to pull such a trick on someone who was, at least on occasion, a colleague. Meister was useful, and rendering him less so would be foolish.

Luckily, the Riddler has more than a passing skill with electronics, including and maybe especially those that affect the human body. After a few minutes, the collar comes off with a 'click'. ]


There. I assume your vocal chords are still in order.
hypnotic_patter: nothing but death and crime and the rage of the beast (Punk)

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2012-09-19 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[The moment the collar comes off Music Meister doubles over in a coughing fit. It takes him a moment to get his breath back enough to make an attempt at speech.]

I...I'm... [His voice is hoarse and rasping from disuse, but it's there. Another couple of short breaths and he begins to chuckle. They can bind him and they can silence him but they cannot hold him. Music Meister throws his head back and gives a full-throated evil laugh.]

I'm back in business!
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