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Krystle Harrison ([personal profile] omggirlonthenet) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-07-30 09:57 pm

Welcome to the Dollhouse

THE DOLLHOUSE AU MEME

The Dollhouse. It's luxurious. It's beautiful. Enough so to remind any visitor of a spa: there are little ponds, arranged rocks, sliding doors that disguise massage facilities, gyms.

But the Dollhouse isn't a vacation spot. It's a twisted, high-brow brothel.

Inside, the Actives, blank, erased, and docile. Their handlers, charged with protecting the Dollhouse's assets. The programmers, who create whole new personalities to imprint on their blank slates.

And outside: the clients, ready to pay for people made to their exact specifications.

HOW IT WORKS:
1) Comment with your character and their canon in the subject line, and any preferences on roleplaying in the comment itself. (You can use this opportunity to select a role for your character.)
2) Comment around on other characters, select a role and perhaps use the RNG to select a situation!


THE ROLES
1) Active - For some reason, you have signed away years of your life to be someone else's fantasy. Paying debts? Running away from something? Or were you forced into this life?
2) Handler - It's your job to keep the Actives healthy and happy. Their life and their well being rests in your hands, and they're more helpless than a child before you.
3) Head of the Dollhouse - You keep the whole thing running. Negotiate with the clients, approve the jobs, and make sure all the financial items stack up.
4) Client - You're here to have your fantasy come true, or to buy the perfect tool for the job.
5) Doctor, programmer, attendant, security or other Dollhouse personnel - Your job is secrecy, or it's to heal the Actives when they come back from their engagements, or it's to pick out costumes and props or create the imprints themselves or work on technology.
6) Other - maybe you're the hero charging in to the rescue, or the detective investigating rumors of this underground slave house. Maybe you're something completely different - this one's a wild card!

THE SITUATIONS
1) In the Dollhouse - a yoga class, a carefully prepared meal, a massage, arts and crafts time, or heading down to sleep. Maybe they're coming back from an engagement or heading out on one. Maybe they're new here.

OPTIONAL HIJINKS:
- Security breach! Everyone go into lockdown, we have intruders.
- Staffing problems: Maybe a handler's abusing the actives, or there's a mole in the Dollhouse. Either way, someone's going to get fired.
- Injury: Someone got wounded on their last engagement.
- Bleedthrough: Perhaps two Dolls remember each other, despite having their minds wiped. Perhaps a Doll is speaking of things that happened to them before they were here. Either way, there's a problem.
- Nightmares: They should feel safe in the sleeping pods, but sometimes the subconscious has other ideas. Hopefully there's another Doll or a handler there to comfort them.

2) On an engagement. The Active's been imprinted, and it's time to take them to the client.

TYPE OF ENGAGEMENT:
- A romantic engagement: Who are you - a student, a rich prince, a motorcycle enthusiast, a dominatrix?
- An illegal engagement: The perfect burglar, or assassin, or thug.
- An altruistic engagement: You're there to read books to kids in a hospital, or to assist the Red Cross, or to reform a soup kitchen.
- Other: Could be a chef, or a wedding planner, or a security consultant. Maybe a doctor or midwife. Maybe something truly off-the-wall, like an ancient barbarian or a specific historical figure. Sky's the limit!

OPTIONAL HIJINKS:
- Disaster: the Active is lost/kidnapped/trapped.
- Programming Flaw: an unforeseen personality trait surfaces, or the programmed life has some unexpected drawbacks.
- Successfully completed: the Active now needs to come away, relax, and get taken back to the Dollhouse.
- That was NOT according to plan!: the Active goes off-book.
- Who's watching?: The handler is killed or incapacitated. What happens to the Active?

3) Becoming a Doll - Someone's selling away five years of their life. Why? What happens?

OPTIONAL HIJINKS:
- Forced: It's not your choice. You have to sign away your life.
- Willing: All you want to do is escape.
- Last moments: What do you do with your last few moments as yourself?
- The grand tour: What do you think of all those empty Dolls everywhere?

4) Returning to civilian life - Your tenure as a Dollhouse Active is over. You've lost five years of your life. What's next?

OPTIONAL HIJINKS:
- Do you meet another doll? Do you recognize them?
- Memories begin to surface. Memories that aren't yours.
- Someone on the street recognizes you, but you don't know who they are.

5) Apocalypse - Everything is Jossed all to hell. Dollhouse technology is loose and it's destroyed the mind as we know it. Only the Actives are safe.

OPTIONAL HIJINKS:
- Same brain, new body: You've transferred yourself to a new body, so as to live longer.
- Mindless: One of your friends has become mindless and feral.
- Sanctuary: You've built a town in the midst of the ruins.
- Reset Button: Time to put everyone's mind back the way it was - but at a price. No one will be able to remember what happened since the apocalypse. Is it worth it?

6) Other - Wild card! Any other situation you'd like to explore.
wicked_is_good: (maze: thinky thots)

Teresa | Maze Runner | OTA

[personal profile] wicked_is_good 2014-07-31 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Whiz-kid prodigy programmer. Or a doll. No sexual situations please, she's underage.]
welcome2level7: (noisy cricket)

Phil Coulson | MCU | OTA

[personal profile] welcome2level7 2014-07-31 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Any role is good, though head-of-house is likely.]
usesrealbullets: (cap)

Mathilda (The Professional future-verse) | OTA

[personal profile] usesrealbullets 2014-07-31 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Most likely an active, though client or handler is also a possibility.]
uncle_einar: (suit: thinky)

Einar (Inception OC) | OTA

[personal profile] uncle_einar 2014-07-31 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Head of house, programmer or handler most likely, though client or active are also good.]
the2ndthing: (happy smile)

Rocket * Sucker Punch * OTA

[personal profile] the2ndthing 2014-07-31 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
[Probably an active, possibly support staff.]
shadowkissedrose: (intent)

Rose Hathaway | Vampire Academy | OTA

[personal profile] shadowkissedrose 2014-07-31 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
[Handler or support staff, possibly active.]
scrabbletilemug: (shoulders)

Q | James Bond Films | OTA

[personal profile] scrabbletilemug 2014-07-31 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
[Programmer all the times. Or maaaaybe an active.]
scaredforthem: (really?)

Carla (rule 63 Carlos) | Welcome to Night Vale | OTA

[personal profile] scaredforthem 2014-07-31 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Doctor or programmer is the most likely role, but client or active is also possible.]
redhoodedgirl: (smug)

Ruby 'Red' Wulff | OC | OTA

[personal profile] redhoodedgirl 2014-07-31 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Active, definitely.]
os1: (os1)

OS1 - Her - OTA

[personal profile] os1 2014-07-31 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Ghost in the machine. Someone's stored consciousness that's started to leak? Imprints becoming independent? All sorts of shenanigans are possible with this one.]
not_extinct: (lookdown)

Edgar | Snowpiercer | OTA

[personal profile] not_extinct 2014-07-31 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Active, probably, maybe support staff.]
neededforger: (doubting reality)

Eames (Inception) - OTA

[personal profile] neededforger 2014-07-31 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
[I'm down for any role except head of house.]
more_sciencey: (working)

Darcy Lewis - MCU - OTA

[personal profile] more_sciencey 2014-07-31 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Support staff or programmer.]
malecompanion: (sullen face)

Gabreel King (OC) - OTA

[personal profile] malecompanion 2014-07-31 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Either an active, or formerly an active and now a handler.]
last_auphe: (look up: right)

Caliban 'Cal' Leandros (Nightlife series) - OTA

[personal profile] last_auphe 2014-07-31 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
[Probably an active, but a glitchy one, prone to violence and sarcasm.]
kaiju_fangirl: (glasses adjust)

Newt Geiszler (rule 63) | Pacific Rim | OTA

[personal profile] kaiju_fangirl 2014-07-31 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Programmer!]
justpurecreation: (curious)

Ariadne (Inception) - OTA

[personal profile] justpurecreation 2014-07-31 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Put her down for anything except head of house.]
indeediam: (tiniest cup of coffee)

Pepper Potts | MCU | OTA

[personal profile] indeediam 2014-07-31 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Head of house is most likely, but possibly also an active or a handler.]
nobody_number_8: (Default)

Axel/Lea | Kingdom Hearts | OTA

[personal profile] nobody_number_8 2014-07-31 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
[Either an Active, a Handler, or a Client. I could work with any of those, so however you want to play it.]
inhernest: (on a mission)

Kendall 'Hawkeye' Barton (Rule 63 Clint) - MCU - OTA

[personal profile] inhernest 2014-07-31 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
[Probably an active, maybe a handler or support staff.]
smash_stuff: (hand to broken glass)

[personal profile] smash_stuff 2014-07-31 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
[ooc: spitballing here, what if Bruce had somehow ended up as a doll to try and suppress the Hulk but like in option 1 he's been having nightmares and is starting to revert back and if he hulks out it'll undo everything? And Coulson's either trying to keep that from happening or he's there to help him remember?]
imadebreakfast: (okay.jpg)

Ariel 'Falcon' Wilson (Rule 63!Sam) | MCU | OTA

[personal profile] imadebreakfast 2014-07-31 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Handler or other support staff, maaaaybe active.]
iknewhim: (ws: unmasked)

Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier | MCU | OTA

[personal profile] iknewhim 2014-07-31 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
[Active. Glitchy, unreliable active.]
ihazanest: (looking up)

Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton - MCU - OTA

[personal profile] ihazanest 2014-07-31 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
[Probably an active, could also be handler or maybe client.]
hausofbrix: ('not sure if want')

Maison 'Piggy' Herdman | OC | OTA

[personal profile] hausofbrix 2014-07-31 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
[Probably programmer, maybe active.]

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