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Every Repost is a Repost Repost ([personal profile] repost) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2012-02-19 11:00 am

The Tag Someone New Meme

THE TAG SOMEONE NEW MEME
How It Works
Sometimes, memes can be awkward. There's always that feeling that, if you don't know the person behind the curtain, you'll be intruding somehow. Don't worry. We've all been there. Still, it's nice to have that little reassurance that hey, it's cool. We're all in this together and we just want to play.

That's where this meme comes in! The point here is to play with someone you've never played with before, OR play with a character/canon you're unfamiliar with. The prompts provided include mundane activities, chance meetings, platonic fluff, romance/smut, fighting, and crack. This is pretty much the granddaddy of meme variety, so there should be something for just about everyone.

INSTRUCTIONS
- Comment with you character(s). In the subject field, put all the info that's relevant + any preferences.
- Reply to others. Remember, the goal is to play with new people!
- The initial set of prompts is in this post. The subsequent sets are linked GoogleDocs.
- Use the RNG to get your prompts.
- Have fun!
1. The story starts when...
These prompts are all-purpose.

1. The story starts when your character tells the truth.

2. The story starts when your character hitchhikes.

3. The story starts when your character tries to pick up a reward.

4. The story starts when your character misses his/her train.

5. The story starts when your character tells a secret.

6. The story starts when your character tries to stop a robbery.

7. The story starts when your character agrees to a dare.

8. The story starts when your character answers a newspaper ad.

9. The story starts when your character tries to cover something up.

10. The story starts when your character recognizes someone who doesn't want to be recognized.

11. The story starts when your character moves into a new home.

12. The story starts when your character is reunited with an old friend.

13. The story starts when your character tries to help a lost child.

14. The story starts when your character decides s/he wants revenge.

15. The story starts when your character accepts a new job.

16. The story starts when your character goes to the hospital for help.

17. The story starts when your character bluffs through something.

18. The story starts when your character finds the car won't start.

19. The story starts when your character inherits an object.

20. The story starts when your character walks out on a partner.

21. The story starts when your character wakes up in the wrong bed.

22. The story starts when your character goes on a blind date.
2. Fluff
These prompts are all platonic and fluffy.
3. Romance/Smut
These prompts are romance and smut-related.
4. Fighting
These prompts have to do with fightan'.
5. Crack
These prompts are cracky and include things like animal parts and genderswap.

Get the code for this meme [here].

dysarmed: (Suck it Epona)

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[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-19 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[So Dirk, your car won't start. Here's a some nine-foot-tall man trottin' down the street on his equally giant fiery steed. At the moment, he's content to ignore Dirk. But give War a viable reason and he'll stop and listen to his troubles.]
dirk_gently: (talking)

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-19 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Since Dirk's car doesn't start more often than it does, so he's not really surprised. The old Jaguar spends more time sitting around waiting to go into the shop than it spends doing anything else, and Dirk has become half convinced it's secretly carrying on an affair with one of the mechanics there, behind his back, and he's paying for it.

Well, being billed for it, anyway.

Key still in the ignition, listening to the engine make only the weakest of little coughing noises, Dirk glances up and watches the enormous fiery horse and man trot up the street towards him, pull level... and continue on. He's blinking a moment, wishing he hadn't run out of milk again. Coffee without milk can do some ugly things to the stomach, first thing in the morning. Possibly ugly things to the brain.

Certainly it hasn't kickstarted his common sense this morning, because he gives up on the car and opens his door, stepping out to call after the imposing figure, "Hey! You might want to use the other lane!" Honestly. He's lucky this is a quiet street.
dysarmed: (War with your hood so bright)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-19 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[Everything he saw couldn't be. People were dead, after all. Their race. Their world. He'd seen it. He'd waded through the ashes of humanity. War wants to believe he's gone back to before, little sense as it made. Strange, to be envious of yourself. Where judgment may go right. But if it's not an illusion, nor a time before the call, could it be the afterlife? All upon the earth will be judged...the Horsemen too? War, at Dirk's call, slows, stops, and looks over his shoulder at the man, frowns. Not as deep as usual. From Ruin's hooves, the wake of fire flickers in a gentle breeze.

It is indeed a quiet street, lie though it may be. No vehicles on the road. No bicycles, no strollers. A man a house down waters the flowers, the block so quiet War hears him humming. Like he doesn't know he shouldn't be alive. War turns his desperate thoughts to smaller things and looks at Dirk's car. He was obviously getting ready to go somewhere. The cars War'd thrown a century after the Apocalypse held up well. Are they so brittle a memory?]

Where were you headed?

[Past tense for a reason, bud.]
dirk_gently: (talking)

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
Dirk was hoping that the figure would either vanish once he called out or, irrationally, suddenly turn out to just be another car or somebody on a bike. It's just two early in the morning for this. He wants to think he's hallucinating.

He knows better, of course, and he takes a breath, steadying himself mentally. Bracing. Focusing all his faculties to deal with the sort of phenomena the rest of the world refuses to even exists, yet has somehow become his professional domain. He's clever, he's seen things nobody else is willing to look at, he once saved the entire world from an alien ghost!!!

He's also short, fat, middle-aged and shabby. Maintaining a casual attitude, he gives a mild gesture at the stalled vehicle. "Nowhere, evidently. You? Need directions or anything? You look like an out-of-towner."
dysarmed: (No giant crab bosses right)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
[A fourth possibility enters the Horseman's mind: this is real. A breath of humanity, preserved as the ruins of Eden. But why is he here? How long have they lived...? And why doesn't this man walk where he wants to go? Legs seem more reliable than cars here. Looks like he could use it, too.]

Has...

[War's hands tighten on the reins. That's too dangerous to ask. But...he sighs softly. He's desperate enough.]

I'll take your car to repairs. In return, will you tell me of this place? The people, man and others alike? How far it goes?
dirk_gently: (gesticulate w pencil)

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
The huge man in armor on the fiery horse...

...is offering to tow the Jag to the garage.

That stretches even Dirk's incredibly elastic credulity. He can't help looking skeptical, and leans against the car with a sigh. "Look, Am I in your hallucination, or are you in mine? Because from where I'm standing you're not precisely the quality of flaming-wrath-of-the-gods we normally get in this neighborhood." He's not being entirely flippant. Some flaming wrath of the gods once took out half his house, he's just had it repaired since.
dysarmed: (I will beat you with your spine)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Honestly? War secretly hopes, really hard, child-flapping-arms-to-fly hard, at least one of them is hallucinating. He's aware it's ridiculous. That's why it's hard for him to admit it to himself, more so to say it, and he's close to riding on. But that? Hey Dirk, enjoy the sword half the size of your car being pointed at your face.]

You want different terms?
dirk_gently: (yikes!)

Just had to add an icon for that...

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
Dirk's hands fly up, just as if he had a gun pointed at him, although this is a little more... effectively terrifying.

"Whoa! Whoa, I'm happy to give directions, explanations, I'll give you a brief history of the entirety of human civilization and tell your fortune into the bargain if that helps! I just wanted to establish that we're both truly seeing what we think we are, and neither of us is any more mentally unstable than we would ordinarily consider ourselves to be- myself! I mean... I'm the most stable person I know, but I'll admit I've been privy to certain aspects of the universe that the ordinary citizen would prefer to pretend is beyond their limited defining boundaries of probable reality-"

He may want to put a word in edgewise, because Dirk is perfectly capable of going on for a few hours.
dysarmed: Credit to chaosbringer's friend (Default)

It serves you well. That your art?

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Ruin flicks his smoky tail and snorts. War, hearing the word waterfall bawling out of the man's mouth, keeps the sword steady as Dirk verbally scurries on. Looks like War picked the right person in all this mundane humanity. He speaks again, his voice softer, though no less rumbling.]

The aspects. What are they?

[Any sign of the supernatural may grant his way home. But if humanity's so vital to his cause, perhaps...]
dirk_gently: (Impending Doom)

It is. I have way more icons, no money to buy space. :/

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
"-but that's humanity for you-What?" Dirk pauses, although his verbal cascade almost flows over the question. His mind is quick to backtrack, though. He doesn't look like much, but he's got a quick brain.

"You mean... what aspects of the world do most people ignore? Gods. Monsters.Spirits. Anything that falls under the heading of supernatural, really." He takes a moment to catch his breath, and notes that the sword is more of a very visual point than an imminent threat. Well, maybe that's how somebody who rides a fiery steed and wears scary fantasy armor says hello? As reassuring thoughts go, that's not great, but he'll take what he can get.

"That's actually my line of work, you see. I deal with facets of the world which are integral to the whole, yet nearly always overlooked by even the sharper minds society has to offer."
dysarmed: Credit to chaosbringer's friend (Obvious dirty joke)

Well done on the expressions! 15's a pity, I agree. I think that's where LJ did right. 30 free.

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Good. Cooperation. War hitches the sword on his back and listens.]

How long ago did you see them?

[He's confident they'll know who he is, no matter the realm or world they hail from. The supernatural is connective, after all.]
dirk_gently: (disgruntled)

TY! See link below...

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
((My Dirk art))

Dirk straightens his tie, brushes a speck of nothing off his shabby suit, and raises an eyebrow. He's going to choose his wording a little more carefully, now, hoping that sword stays where it is now that it's been put away. "Not to be intentionally difficult, but I'm afraid you're going to have to be slightly more specific as to which 'them' you're hoping for." He holds up a placating hand just in case more threatening is imminent. "I saw Thor just last week, and exorcised a few ghosts from a house two months ago. Over a career spanning-ahm. A number of years, I've seen enough supernatural beings that could qualify as 'them' to fill three file cabinets with case files." Okay, that's partly because one drawer is taken up with empty pizza boxes and he's afraid to open it again, but still, one drawer shy of three file cabinets is a lot.
dysarmed: (War with your hood so bright)

Browsing commenced!

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
[War would've spoken with any.]

Angels. Demons. Samael, banished demon lord, second-in-command to the Dark One. Horsemen! My brothers...

[On the final two, his voice wavers, and the last word is spoken with a soft, almost delicate hiss. He's no stranger to riding alone. But each other are all they have left.]
dirk_gently: (Impending Doom)

Re: Browsing commenced!

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
"You're... referring to the horsemen of the apocalypse?" The tie he so recently straightened, Dirk now sticks a finger between it and his neck, loosening it a little. It gives his adam's apple more room when he swallows nervously, not that anyone could see that.

"I'm afraid I've never met any of those personally... but maybe Thor could help you out. He's a sort of a... deposed god. Although I'm not sure he'll be happy with my potentially bringing the harbinger of ragnarok around for tea. Nor will his girlfriend, come to that, and frankly she scares me more..."
dysarmed: (In restrospect it was subversive)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Never met any of those? And who precisely does Dirk think he's speaking to? War eyes him for a moment, but listens. Oh good, he knows. War tries to prune what doesn't concern his goal, but by the end he has at least eleven questions. Yet...this man. This man who's captured spirits and conversed with the Norse god of thunder...he's not seen his brothers. War dismounts, and Ruin runs, vanishes as a pyre of embers to be scattered among the wind.]

Deposed? How?

[If it happened to Thor, could it not be the same of the other Horsemen? Is that why they weren't there?]
dirk_gently: (talking)

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
He's fairly sure he's meeting one now, but it's dangerous to make assumptions. Also he's a little distracted by the imposing horse just vanishing into thin air. Oh lord, this guy has a sword that's got almost as much mass as Dirk himself, Thor has a flying hammer, maybe getting these two together is not a brilliant idea.

"Well he's... a god. They're rather more dependent on the belief and worship of humanity than I think most of them would like to admit, and while the gradual fading and disappearance of that belief doesn't result in their actual destruction, you could say their power... their... godhood, as it were, requires the upkeep of people actually thinking they exist." He pauses, glancing up (and up) to see if the concept is understood.

"I'm not entirely certain the horsemen of the apocalypse function under the same rules. You... seem to be doing rather well, apart from the 'lost in Islington' bit."
dysarmed: Credit to chaosbringer's friend (Default)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Or they could become badassery bros. You never know. War doesn't react much as he listens. But he does understand.]

We've tethers of our own, though Strife's amused to no end of the name bickering. Is there a particular place you go to meet the supernaturals? Where Thor will return?
dirk_gently: (talking)

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Not... in particular. He... ah... he's living in a little West End apartment. With a Miss Kate Schecter." Dirk looks slightly embarrassed to be giving out this kind of information. Kate is going to kill him later.
dysarmed: (In restrospect it was subversive)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, it's a start. War has a memory of the masters. He thumps up to the Jaguar.]

Where's the car shop?

[A deal's a deal, even if it isn't formally agreed upon.]
dirk_gently: (talking)

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
"Er, I can call a tow truck. It's a few miles away." He says that as if it's clearly much too far to walk. Not that he is, in fact, opposed to walking a fair ways. Once in a while.

"I could call Miss Schecter, maybe we could... meet... out... somewhere." He waves a hand around vaguely, trying to come up with someplace that could withstand the resultant destruction if War and Thor don't get along. Another planet would be safest, probably, but barring that a park might have to do.
dysarmed: (War with your hood so bright)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
[But War already has his giant mechanical forearm hand gripping the sides he's totally ready for this! And a few miles is nothing. War stays in his position.]

Will she answer?

[He has the impression that Schecter doesn't like Dirk much, or they at least were thrown together in some unfavorable circumstances. But setting a place to meet will do, even if it's more War's style to track people down and murder their serenity by kicking doors open or hurdling hammers through them.]
dirk_gently: (what?)

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
"Er, oh, you just... ah. Do be careful with her? She's old, and I can't afford anything else." He can't really afford to pay for the repairs, come to that, but he did pay off all his debts very spectacularly once, a few years back, so they're willing to give him credit these days in hopes he does that again sometime.

"Of course she'll answer. She might not be happy once I start talking, but she'll answer." He sniffs, and straightens up a little as he realizes exactly what impression he's given. "I have a standing invitation once a week, for tea." They're not friends, precisely. More likely it's just reassuring to her to have somebody around who deals with even more weirdness than she does.
dysarmed: Credit to chaosbringer's friend (Default)

Also, bed time. I'll reply tomorrow!

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Confirmation, yay! War lifts the car over his head with ease and glances at it, then looks back at Dirk. ...Tea. Well, humans have to have something.]

We'll return to her later. I ask again: where's the car shop?

[Yes, War's going to carry it all the way there. Dirk may give him directions or accompany War himself - the Horseman has no preference. Just don't expect a lot of conversation.]
dirk_gently: (what?)

Was for me too!

[personal profile] dirk_gently 2012-02-20 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Dirk's eyes boggle a little, behind the thick glasses, and it takes him just a moment to process the question. Then he starts to fumble in his wallet and pull out the business card for the mechanic, before he thinks better of it. "Maybe I'd... better just show you..."

His strides are a lot shorter, and he may be sorry for it later, but this wouldn't be the first time he's had to reach the shop on foot. Some weeks his phone doesn't work any better than his car, depending how behind on the the bills he is.
dysarmed: Credit to chaosbringer's friend (Obvious dirty joke)

[personal profile] dysarmed 2012-02-20 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[Dirk's strides are shorter doubly so, as War (after initial direction confirmation) starts to jog down the street. Then he slows after a few seconds. Not like his own strides are leaps and bounds, to note.

A few people are on the street now. Checking mail, trudging to the bus stop. One or two look at Dirk's and War's jaunting and scrunch their faces in puzzlement or slam doors in a sweep of fear or wish of illusion. A kid darts by on a bike, almost collides with Dirk, rings the bike bell. P-piing!]

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Good to know!

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So much art to do...

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Re: And only our first!

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