sockagawea ([personal profile] sockagawea) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2013-01-19 04:21 pm

the amnesia meme


THE AMNESIA MEME

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Ah, amnesia. The old standby for soap operas, it usually involves a good knock on the head and a complete loss of memory. Ever wanted to do that to your character? Well, now's your chance.

1. Comment with your characters!
2. Others comment. Optionally, go to RNG and roll the scenario. (As to who gets knocked on the head, well, that's up to you!)
3. ???
4. PROFIT.

1. HEAD-ON COLLISION - ... whoops. It was an honest mistake, really! You didn't see that car/tree/post/person/whatever coming, but now you're stumbling out of the wreckage sans memory. Better ask for help.

2. WAIT, WHO ARE YOU? - Okay, so a while ago, you got into... something that caused you to lose your memory. Fortunately, you managed to get by and create a new identity for yourself. Unfortunately, someone new has just entered your life. Or should I say, someone who's a little too familiar...

3. RINSE AND REPEAT - Sigh. Really, this is just so inconvenient. You wake up everyday with no memory of who you are, and have to figure it out over the course of the day, only to fall asleep and have to do it all over again the next day. Good thing someone's there to help you out, right? And what's with all those post-its and notes?

4. THIS ROOM'S TOO WHITE - Welcome to the hospital. You've got an "Unknown" tag on your wrist, a healthy diet of bland hospital food, a steady trickle of doctors coming in to check up on you, and a TV, and nothing else. Looks like someone's coming to help you today, though! Here's to hoping they knew you before you lost your memory.

5. I'M SUPPOSED TO DO WHAT?! - Oh, crap. There's something only you can do right now -- that is, the you who didn't lose your memory, anyway. Better figure out a way out of this mess and how to control your strange abilities before it's too late.

6. FIGHTING FOR THE WRONG SIDE - Uh, oh. Looks like your enemies decided to take advantage of your confused state and convinced you that you're on their side. Here's to hoping your allies can get you back to yourself before you cause some serious damage.

7. JUST TOO TRAUMATIC - You just saw something that's so traumatic you lost your memory because of it. Unfortunately, right now, you have to remember it, or else something really bad happens. Hope you don't regret remembering this!

8. I DON'T WANT THIS - You've been living a peaceful, ordinary life, for a while. And you'd rather it stay that way, because you're not sure if you'd want to remember what went before. Unfortunately, something's coming, and the key to stopping it lies in your memories.

9. NO SUCH THING - Maybe you were a wizard, or a werewolf, or an angel, or a demon, or something else entirely before, or maybe you just knew about the masquerade. Sadly, you've been knocked on the head and now believe yourself to be a perfectly ordinary person. Magic? That doesn't exist, right? Anything can be explained with science, after all! Right?

10. I'M WHO?! - And who the hell are you? Basically, this is the wild card option! Combine one of the above or make up a new one or whatever you want! Go wild!
devout_man: (Default)

Jimmy Novak | Supernatural

[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-19 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[Pretty much basically canon.]
tryingitall: (CasBal)

[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-20 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
((I'm not sure what to do with this, but I would love to play around with Balthazar meeting Jimmy, or even Balthazar's vessel meeting Jimmy, with mutual amnesia and bewilderment for all.))
devout_man: (Default)

[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-20 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
[Either sound good to me!]
tryingitall: (intent look)

((See how this works. Can always edit!))

[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-20 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Heaven, for the record, always intends to keep its promises. Sometimes little things fall by the wayside, though, especially when preparations are being made for the Apocalypse. War brings out the worst in angels, as it does in humans, even if angels are, technically, designed for it.

When Castiel gets recalled back to Heaven to be scolded, none of his superiors pause to think about the vessel he's left behind. But one of his friends does.

Thus, when Jimmy wakes in a chilly warehouse, he's not quite alone. There's a man in black and gray watching him from a seat on a stack of moldy crates.]
All right, there?
devout_man: (I don't understand...)

((Sounds good to me!))

[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-20 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Jimmy doesn't remember a lot.

In fact, he practically remembers nothing after saying yes. He'd been standing on the steps of his porch, begging, pleading and desperate. His wife, his daughter... they were going to leave him if he didn't do something, and he honestly hadn't known what to do. But the angel Castiel spoke to him, and promised to keep his family safe, the only thing he had to say was yes.

He hadn't hesitated.

He remember bits and pieces. Snapshots here an there. He remembers being stabbed, being shot, being healed. He remembers places, deserts and forests and oceans. He remembers emotions, none of them his. A fierce determination, aggravation, uncertainty, tenacity. Nothing he remembers really adds up to anything meaningful.

His currently location doesn't give anymore hints. He sits up, flinching at the sparks that go off not too far from where he'd been laying.
]

What.... [He looks around, confused. Where was he? How did he get here? Where was Castiel? Was he free? His eyes glance all of there building before landing on the figure that had spoken to him.] ...What's going on?
tryingitall: (Angelsplaining)

[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-20 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
[Balthazar had seen Castiel in his vessel, just a few times. He thought it was amusing at first glance. Castiel talks and fights like a grizzled old soldier, not a sweet-faced ad salesman with a wife and a young child. Sometimes the vessel fits the angel perfectly. Not always.

Jimmy's voice, mannerisms, and expressions are utterly different when not being operated by an angel. The obvious bewilderment doesn't help. Balthazar wants to laugh, but that would be impolite.]
Castiel had business Upstairs, so to speak. I'm a friend of his. I thought it might be wise to make sure no one killed you in his absence.

[He stands and wanders over slowly, offering a hand up.] What's the last thing you remember?
devout_man: (We'll cross that bridge later)

[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-20 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
["A friend of Castiel's" is a little vague, and Jimmy's wary enough that he's not sure if he completely trusts the man in front of him. If it even was a man. He could just as easily be an angel or a demon for all he knew.

But at the same time, the man in front of him did seem vaguely familiar in an odd sort of way, and so Jimmy gratefully accepts the hand, rising slowly to his feet. He's still befuddled and trying to regain control of all of his senses. Which, speaking of, he's starving. Don't angels stop and eat?

He looks down at himself, hand going to his own chest, looking himself over, like he's trying to make sure he's all still there. Satisfied that any of the injuries he'd gotten during his time as Castiel had been healed up, he turns his gaze back to the man in front of him.
]

I, uh... I remember talking to Castiel. He said he'd keep my family safe.

[His family... if Castiel was gone... does that mean he can return to them?]
tryingitall: (headtilt)

[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-20 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
[Balthazar has had his own vessel for almost a century now, and he's very comfortable in it. He looks older than Jimmy, by a decade or so, eyes flanked by crow's-feet, but his hair has no gray. He helps Jimmy up, waiting patiently while he looks himself over.] There shouldn't be any damage. Any injuries your body took while Castiel was using it would heal within seconds.

[He frowns a little at the mention of a family. That complicates things.] That's not something he mentioned to me, but then there's no real reason he would have. I think he could have kept tabs on your family from a distance. I'm sure they're fine. [He's never known Castiel to make promises he didn't mean.]
devout_man: (Are you kidding me.)

[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-20 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
[He's been healed, he knows he's been healed. But even still, it's strange to see yourself getting stabbed--to feel getting stabbed--and then looking down at himself and being in perfect condition, like it never even happened. No scars, no nothing. It's completely mind blowing and strange but if that's the case, then he certainly not going to complain.

Castiel better have kept his promise, or else he's going to have one very unhappy human on his hands. Not that Jimmy could do much damage, but still. Castiel promised and Jimmy holds him to that. Castiel's an angel. Surely he can keep his wife and daughter safe.

Jimmy turns his blue eyes on Balthazar. If there's anything in this world that he wants right now (aside from some food because seriously, he's starving.) it's to see his family. He wants to see his wife again, he wants to see his daughter. He wants to go home.
]

Can I see them?
tryingitall: (awkward)

[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-21 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[This is awkward. Balthazar was prepared for questions, concerns, even aggression from the human his brother has left--hopefully temporarily--behind. He thought he would just pop down to earth and make sure no demons got him. Maybe they'd play cards or something.

Single-minded familial devotion was not something he was prepared to deal with. Not something he was prepared to sympathize with, even admire. But there are complications.]
We'd...better think that over. Let's get out of here first. This kind of mess might draw demons. Do you need food or sleep?
devout_man: (I haven't eaten in months)

[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-21 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[Balthazar didn't say no, and that's the only reason why Jimmy drops the subject for now. But you better believe he'll bring it up again, because seeing his family is the only thing in his mind after he'd been away from them for an entire year. They hadn't parted on good terms, he and Amelia, and if he could do anything to make it up... he would.

He looks around the torn up and broken building, nodding in agreement, pulling his trench coat tighter around him. Even though it's the same body as the one Castiel was using, Jimmy somehow looks smaller than Castiel did, and a bit out of place, wearing his Sunday best and long overcoat.
]

So... I guess that means you're not a demon, then.

[Well good, that was one part of one question answered. They weren't getting anywhere fast, but they were getting there. He's also relieved at the mention of food, giving Balthazar a tightly pressed grin.]

Starving.
tryingitall: (grand gesture)

[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-22 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
[He can't fault the man for caring about his family. That's...more or less why Balthazar himself is here, after all. He sighs and approaches to make contact for the purposes of teleportation, but he's brought up short by the implied 'who are you?'.]

No, I'm the opposite of demon. The angel Balthazar. I'm in Castiel's garrison. He's...a good friend. [Best friend. But they're not supposed to be attached or emotional, even about their siblings, so he moves on to the next topic.] Best feed you, then! Italian? Mexican? Burgers and fries?
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[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-22 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
[Jimmy nods at the explanation. The only angel he's ever spoken too was Castiel, and to do that, he'd been near TVs and radios and, as cliched as it was, bright lights coming down from Heaven. But this angel, Balthazar, clearly has already obtained a vessel, and Jimmy spares a thought for whoever Balthazar's vessel is. He knows what it's like.

But even still, he's almost selfishly glad he's out. It hadn't been what he'd thought it would be, at all and if he never had to do it again, it would be entirely too soon.
]

My name is Jimmy. Jimmy Novak.

[His stomach clenches at the thought of food--real food. How long has it been since he last ate? Don't angels need to eat to survive? Was Castiel trying to starve him?

He was on his way to saying that he'd be willing to eat cardboard for how hungry was, when Balthazar mentions burgers.
] Burgers, definitely. [It's not terribly original for a first meal back, but he thinks he would give just about anything to have a good, old fashioned hamburger. Preferably cooked by his wife.]
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[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-22 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Balthazar is rather attached to his vessel, as he would admit himself, but he's never spared much thought to what it might be like for the human soul within, along for the ride. He's curious about Jimmy's experience, but he might not like what he hears.]

Nice to meet you, Mr. Novak. And I'm sure there's a burger place close by. [He offers a handshake, but takes off into flight even before they touch, pulling Jimmy with him. It's probably not as disorienting as being part of Castiel, but it's still a dizzying rush for someone who's not an angel. Mercifully, it's brief; he lands them gently by the side door of a diner a few miles away from where they started. The burgers will not be home-cooked, but they should be perfectly edible.]
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[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-22 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Balthazar is more than welcome to ask Jimmy about his time as a vessel. He has no problems with answering honestly--at least he knows Balthazar will believe him. He knows firsthand how humans can get when confronted with the supernatural. Amelia hadn't responded well.]

Oh, no, Jimmy's fine, really.

[The only time Jimmy got called "Mr. Novak" was at work. And well, being a vessel for Castiel was probably as far from selling ad space as he could possibly get, despite his formal clothing.

Dizzying is a good word for what Jimmy feels when they land. He knows what's happened, his body has done it hundreds of times, but his mind struggles to catch up, and he moves a step back, blinking at the world around them, trying to regain his balance.
]

What the--
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[personal profile] tryingitall 2013-01-23 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
[They may yet get to that, possibly over dinner. He smiles pleasantly as they take off, and reaches to steady Jimmy when they land, having anticipated at least some startlement. At least the human's body is used to the rush. Hopefully there won't be any nausea.]

Steady. Just a quick flight. I didn't bring a car, and I refuse to take the bus, you know? [He grins faintly and nods his head toward the front of the building, waiting for Jimmy to feel up to leading the way. From inside, there's a definite smell of food frying. Bacon? Potatoes? Beef? Probably all of the above.]

You know, I haven't tried food in years. [He sniffs the air thoughtfully, thinking he might just indulge in a drink or dessert. Seems a shame to waste the opportunity. And then, belatedly, he pauses to wonder what his own vessel would think of all this. What he would like to eat, if given the opportunity again.]

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Never apologize for that! <3

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It's a character flaw. OTL

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It's delightful. <3

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That's fine!

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Wow, excuse my tl;dr OTL

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Oh, you. <3

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[personal profile] armed_dropout 2013-01-20 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
((ooc: wanted to see if you were interested and had a canon point in mind))
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[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-20 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
[Definitely willing to play with Dean! Generally, I take Jimmy after he's met Dean and agreed to be Cas' vessel for a second time, but any canon point is good with me!]
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[personal profile] armed_dropout 2013-01-20 08:43 am (UTC)(link)
((poor guy. What about mid season 5? Super bad time for jimmy to be popping up))
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[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-20 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sounds good to me!]
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Hope this is ok

[personal profile] armed_dropout 2013-01-21 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
Dean was....a little nervous. Ok a lot nervous. It had been a relatively easy hunt, just offing a group of demons and in the middle of it Cas just dropped. He'd managed to keep the demons from crawling all over the prone angel. Once the baddies were taken care of he picked up Cas.....difficult as that was, and dragged him to the impala.

Now he just had to wait. He'd put the angel on his motel bed and just needed the bastard to wake up...now.
devout_man: (What do you mean I can't go home?)

Works for me!

[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-21 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy Novak woke up.

He was relatively sure that wasn't supposed to happen. When he agreed to be Castiel's vessel for a second time, it was supposed to be for hundred, thousands of years. And yet, somehow, it felt like a shorter amount of time than it had previously.

Confusion is the first thing he feels as he pushs himself up in the hotel bed. "What... Where am I?"
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[personal profile] armed_dropout 2013-01-21 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
Dean was at his side in a second, trying to figure out if he was broken or something. "Dude, are you okay? You just dropped, I had to carry your ass back here.". They had too much at stake right now, they couldn't have Cas losing it right now.
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[personal profile] devout_man 2013-01-21 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
It doesn't take long for Jimmy to recognize the man in front of him.

"Dean."

There's a good bit of relief in his tone. Because let's be honest, at least Jimmy had woken up in a hotel room with Dean Winchester instead of some old, cold warehouse again. But things still weren't right, and he looks up at Dean, confusion still played across his face.

"What's going on?"
armed_dropout: (the hell)

[personal profile] armed_dropout 2013-01-21 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
Something weird was going on. Cas looked...different, and he sounded really weird. "What the hell are you.."

Wait. No that wasn't possible. That was in no way possible. But no matter how impossible it was, Dean still found himself coming up with only one name. "Jimmy?!"