absurdities: (( ʏᴏᴜ'ʀᴇ ɢᴏɴɴᴀ sᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴀ ᴡᴀʀ ))
( ᴛʜɪs ᴍʏsᴛᴇʀʏ ᴏɴʟʏ ʟᴇᴀᴅs ᴛᴏ ᴅᴏᴜʙᴛ ) ([personal profile] absurdities) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-01-31 09:59 pm

( stargazing )

Vega, Altair and Deneb, The Summer Triangle and the Milky way

the stargazing meme

oo1. comment with your characters
make sure to put names, series, & preferences somewhere!
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oo2. reply to others in character
oo3. use the rng and enter 1-10
oo4. play out what happens—anything goes!
oo5. profit? oh yeah!


one → meteor shower you just saw a falling star! and another! make a wish!
two → aliens what was that? was that really? omg no way a ufo!
three → lunar eclipse you've been sitting out for hours, waiting for this. it's so cool!
four → comet does it move fast or slow? either way, it's amazing.
five → full moon the moon is so huge! just don't look too long, it's really bright too.
six → star dust anything can happen in space. make up your own plot!
seven → solar eclipse this might be happening in the middle of the day!
eight → planet sighting is that a new star? nope, just a neighbor in the solar system!
nine → constellations do you know the stories behind these odd patterns?
deceptivelytall: ([Yeah] Shines like justice)

Lindsey | Lucky number slevin - OPEN

[personal profile] deceptivelytall 2014-02-01 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
[ The Collins Observatory is open to the public once a week, and Lindsey sometimes makes a trip of it. ]

Re: Lindsey | Lucky number slevin - OPEN

[personal profile] intergalactics 2014-02-01 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[ This observatory is not one he's familiar with, and Clark has a little time, so he's dropping by on that one day out of the week. Of course, since he's never been there, that means loading up on brochures and fliers. Reading up on what the observatory does is a little distracting, but he's doing his best not to bump into anyone. Eventually he settles into the back row of the auditorium, tucking his six-foot-four frame into a seat and sorts all the paperwork into some vague sense of order. ]
Edited 2014-02-01 21:57 (UTC)
deceptivelytall: ([Neutral] Touring the facility)

[personal profile] deceptivelytall 2014-02-01 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Lindsey walks past a large sign by the auditorium door that had stated the nights activities. The plants Mars and Venus were going to be especially bright, and the view from the telescope would be broadcast on the screen that had been set up.

The seats towards the front were mostly full, so she excuses her way through the back row, looking for a spot. ]

Hi, do you mind if I took this seat?

[personal profile] intergalactics 2014-02-01 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Not at all. [ Clark toys with the idea of trying to quip about not seeing names on any of them, but discards it in favor of standing back up so the lady can get by and claim one of the empty seats. Once she's moved passed, he settles back down. Some of the brochures have landed on the floor so he leans down to retrieve them, straightening once he has everything. ]

Is it always this crowded?
deceptivelytall: ([Pensive] Smooth allocations)

[personal profile] deceptivelytall 2014-02-02 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Oh good. Thanks. [ She edges past into a nearby seat, throwing her jacket down first, before following it down. ]

Well, how many people show up usually depends on what's going on. Most nights it's pretty dead, since there isn't anything special going on. The talks are pretty popular, if that's your thing - it's actually sort of really academical?

[personal profile] intergalactics 2014-02-02 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
Welcome. [ He shuffles through his stuff, pulling out the paper that maps out the constellations supposedly on display tonight, and idly pushes his glasses farther up the bridge of his nose. ]

Huh. Probably the astrological bent to this one that's drawing in the larger crowd. [ It's a shot in the dark. He has no idea why this one is more popular, having no basis for comparison. ] I don't mind academical.
deceptivelytall: (Default)

[personal profile] deceptivelytall 2014-02-02 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I can see that. [ She tilts her head slightly, tapping at her chin. ] It's hard to see anything in the city - and sometimes it turns out to be a plane, not stars.

As for the academic part - I'm more familiar with topics that are more down to earth rather than up in the sky. It's interesting, but a they sometimes just go right over my head.

[personal profile] intergalactics 2014-02-04 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
All the smog and noise that comes with urban life. I'm sure the taller buildings offer a better view of the sky. Not so much pollution up there.

[ He glances toward the front, checking to see if anything is being broadcast yet, and then back to her. ]

Down to earth topics, huh. Like, what, gardening?
deceptivelytall: ([Work] Gets up early)

[personal profile] deceptivelytall 2014-02-04 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Living up high is great, if you can afford it. Though I happen to like the apartment I've been living in - it's settled in, I know all my neighbors - that sort of thing.

[ The lights always go down before any event starts, a grace period for anybody stumbling in at the last minute. ]

Well, no. Though as an unintentional pun, that would have been nice. I work at the coroner's office. [ She blows out a breath, shrugging. Most of the time, people don't ask for more details than that. ]

[personal profile] intergalactics 2014-02-04 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, fresh air costs a pretty penny these days. [ At least in the city proper, although a lot of urban areas are doing better about making things a little more livable for people. ] I hope they're good neighbors.

What do you do there? [ Hah. Clark asks questions for a living. Plus, he's genuinely curious. ]
deceptivelytall: ([Buzz] Long jacket)

[personal profile] deceptivelytall 2014-02-04 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
It's always a mix of good and bad. Easier to avoid the people I don't like in the long run. I can't complain. Do you live around the downtown area?

I help with the autopsies when they're requested. Usually, they aren't and it's just filling in paperwork and making sure everyone goes to the right place. There are some pretty funny things that pass through - but it's tame compared to some nursing stories.

[personal profile] intergalactics 2014-02-04 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Most things are. But that's balanced out with ones that are either more to the good or more to the bad. [ Something like that anyway. He watches a few more people enter and head toward the middle swath of seats. ] Oh, I do, but not here. I'm from Metropolis.

So, the paperwork. That's probably a little easier than working with dead bodies. For people who aren't medical examiners, I mean. [ He pauses. ] Nursing stories?
Edited 2014-02-04 22:58 (UTC)
deceptivelytall: ([Ugh] Cupholder arm rest)

[personal profile] deceptivelytall 2014-02-04 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[ A nod, Metropolis isn't that far a distance from here after all. ] It all works out. I have people I can borrow sugar from, when I run out, and I can return the favor.

[ One of the event volunteers moves to shut the doors, giving the signal to go ahead after checking the hallway was clear. ]

If it isn't something that needs to be signed off by someone higher up, it's definitely more straightforward. Oh, there's a box for items that were extracted from ER patients. It's... illuminating what you can find. Did you ever hear that twitter story with the vibrator? Like that, but some of the objects are even more outlandish.