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toastysocks ([personal profile] toastysocks) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-01-21 08:27 pm

from the bakerstreet archives

Maybe you're part of one of those big paranormal research societies that have their own TV show, top of the line equipment, and everything. Maybe you're an aspiring director who's noticed the boom of paranormal TV shows lately and decided to cash in the time is right for your art. Or maybe you and your friends just decided that messing around in someplace that's supposed to be haunted sounded like a fun way to spend an evening, especially when there may or may not be beer involved. Whatever the reason may be, you've decided to go


Choose your haunting, or let the RNG pick for you:

1. Setting Up: You're on location, and the locals have told you about the place's super creepy history and why it's definitely haunted. It's time to start unpacking your gear and encountering some ghosts. You just noticed that the clouds in the sky are forming an X over the location - just like the electrical tape X's you used to mark locations for your infrared cameras! - so you know you're going to get a lot of activity tonight.

2. YOU GUYS WHAT WAS THAT NOISE: There's no way that was just the building settling, and wind definitely doesn't make a sound like that! Clearly, something paranormal is afoot (a spooky, disembodied foot) here.

3. Era Cues: One of the best ways to draw out ghosts is through the use of stimuli from the era in which they died - so put on some oldschool jazz, light up a cigar, and start cooking some down-home southern cuisine. It's for science!

4. EVP Time: Your completely uncalibrated EMF detector just started spiking, and you may or may not have felt a cold breeze just now, so the spirits must be with you! Switch on that tape recorder and start asking them some questions, and maybe you'll be able to pick their responses out of the background noise (what is "pareidolia," anyway?)

5. Motion Detector Mayhem: The device you bought to make a horrific racket if anything moves is making a horrific racket, and what could possibly move in an empty, dark room where your teammates totally haven't been except for a ghost? You haven't even seen any huge moths since you began this investigation, so it has to be something paranormal!

6. COME AT ME BRO: Provoking the ghosts is a really good idea. Shouting and posturing at the air like a tough guy makes you look cool, and it's always the best way to-- oh god, did something just scratch you?!

7. The Infrared Camera Just Caught Something: Or maybe it was the ultraviolet camera, or hell, maybe even the regular old visible light camera. Either way, it definitely wasn't one of your teammates sneaking off to take a leak or a smoke without telling anyone else like it was the last four times, because everyone is finally present and accounted for. Which leaves only one thing it could be...

8. That Object Just Moved!: Despite the fact that you finally wised up and placed the trigger object far away from anything that you could trip over or hit with your camera, it just fell over. And that piece of concrete that just landed next to your foot? It totally didn't come from the ceiling - it had to have been thrown by something.

9. Possession: Suddenly, one of your teammates can't quite seem to remember his last name, and is talking about how he'll "scuttle your legs" - or maybe he's talking about how this place fills him with demonic rage, or just acting dumber than usual. Either way, he's obviously been possessed by an entity!

10. Other/Pick One: Choose your own haunting.
shellhawked: And when you kiss me (There but for the grace of God go I)

marian hawke | dragon age 2 | ota

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marriedmedium: (clink!)

Sadie Doyle | Beyond Belief | OTA

[personal profile] marriedmedium 2016-01-22 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Toast of the upper crust, headliner on the society page, and oh yes, she sees ghosts.]
gordianknots: Commissioned art, don't take. (Toast of the uppercrust)

[personal profile] gordianknots 2016-01-22 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
[ooc: I'm utterly canon familiar and delighted to see a Sadie kicking around. Would some version of number eight be acceptable, with a run in in a publicly haunted space, either by accident or contrivance by a larger party?]

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aintnosaint: ({ Kicky)

dancy flammarion | alabaster | ota

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[ don't mind her, she's just here to kill evil shit. ]
dualtone: (Default)

fushimi saruhiko | k | ota

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[ daggers work on ghosts, right... ]
skatebird: (ᴅɪᴅ you have to hit me)


[personal profile] skatebird 2016-01-22 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
[ Thmp. Thmp. Thmp.

The even, measured footsteps would be completely innocuous sounds if Fushimi and Yata weren't supposed to be completely alone in the long abandoned manor high up in the mountains. It takes approximately half a second for Yata to cross the room and crowd into Fushimi's personal space. His pale skin and jittery body language provide a stark contrast to his somehow still aggressive tone.

What the hell is that?

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trundle: banana_split (KITTEN MITTONS)

charlie kelly | iasip

[personal profile] trundle 2016-01-22 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
[ He is on a quest to find little green ghouls. ]
sweetjumps: moscerino at lj; (I spent it with my uncle in Alaska)

Napoleon Dynamite ( That movie about a kid in Idaho )

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( Gently... voicetests........ )
errant_erratic_echo: Love can make the darkness sing (Diamonds aren't only thing that shine)


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(( :DDDD! omgomgomg, yes, please!! Would you rather play with Echo here, who is a Jurassic World human/raptor hybrid AU, orrr a modern day Emperor Kuzco AU @ [personal profile] llama_face? Unless neither are of interest, that's totally fine, as well.

p.s. LOVE the username. ))
marie_kreutz: (Default)

Marie Kreutz l The Bourne Series l OTA

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gordianknots: (For a banned book)

Waver Velvet | Lord El-Melloi II Case Files | OTA

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shyghost: (05)


[personal profile] shyghost 2016-01-22 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Are the motions detectors on the fritz? Why yes, they are!

Actually, there is a curious ghost messing with them, because she has no idea what they are for and she just sees them as lights. But it will give Waver something to do, since she keeps messing with one in particular that happens to be set up in the living room.

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skatebird: (Default)

Misaki Yata | K | OTA

[personal profile] skatebird 2016-01-22 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
[ OOC: Yata is terrified of ghosts so don't expect a calm partner for this excursion. ]
shyghost: (09)


[personal profile] shyghost 2016-01-22 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
[But what if a teenage girl in a kimono shows up and looks very solid and can be heard clearly and such? What then? And actually, how did she even get into the building, which has been closed off for the night for the ghost-hunting team?]

Eh? What is all of this for?

[Spoilers she is actually a ghost who haunts the building, and will be very not-solid if anyone tries to touch her. But she looks like a normal person right now. She even has her feet on the floor, instead of floating above it.]

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tretijrebenok: (10)

Tretij Rebenok | MGSV: Phantom Pain

[personal profile] tretijrebenok 2016-01-22 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
[He'd almost be more likely to scare the other person more than the building does...]
homravanguard: (14 ✪)

Misaki Yata | K: Return of Kings | OTA

[personal profile] homravanguard 2016-01-22 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
[Tiny birb is terrified of ghosts...this should be fun >8D ]
nogutsyesglory: (Default)

Izabel | Saga

[personal profile] nogutsyesglory 2016-01-22 03:01 am (UTC)(link)

Izabel's the ghost of half a teenage girl whose intestines are spilling out of where her lower torso is supposed to be (here's a picture of exactly that OBVIOUSLY DON'T CLICK THAT IF YOU DON'T WANNA SEE SOME (relatively non-graphic) INTESTINES RIGHT NOW) sssoooo probably don't tag if that's gonna be an issue! No 8 or 9 because those aren't things she can do, but she can make all kinds of very realistic and usually horrifying illusions, so there's that & I'm OTA otherwise! Also up for three-person threads if you wanna bring a friend and have a full ghost hunting party instead of one loser cruising around haunted houses on their own, just let me know!
paws_and_rewind: (The only thing I'm really good at...)


[personal profile] paws_and_rewind 2016-01-22 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ Animals can see ghosts, of course - or at least this one can, because of reasons. He is probably someone's cute animal sidekick in this scenario I don't know should this be a trio thread.

Either way: there is a person! She is floating instead of walking on two legs! There are bits hanging out of her that look like big sausages but should probably not be treated at all like big sausages he doesn't know he's a dog dogs don't know jack about biology!

The appropriate doggy behavior when confronted by a mystery is, of course, to bark at it!! Missile is really good at barking!! ]

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soundmind: (Explain ► My chops reeeeally hurt)

Maka Albarn | Soul Eater | OTA

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[She ain't afraid of no ghosts.]
silentscales: (talking with Emily)


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Everyone thought Snake was being really helpful when they saw him with a camera and a large, heavy looking duffel bag. Now that the camera has been set up, he's opening his duffel bag to reveal a bag of snakes. No equipment, just snakes. Several of which are extremely venomous and slithering their way out of the bag.

They might not be afraid of ghosts, but deadly snakes could be another story entirely.

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beingkind: ([Afraid] HAHAHA OH...OH SHIT--)

SpeeeeeeedwaGOONNNN | JJBA | OTA

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[Even Speedwagon is afraid of ghosts.]
neverendingcircles: (pic#9940295)

totsuka tatara | k | ota

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[option 10: this asshole is pretending to haunt you despite not actually being a dead person / is hyping up nothing to get everyone else scared shitless. it's a team building exercise!!!]
shitsuchou: (ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ʀᴜɴ)

ok but definitely 10

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[ Munakata is taking ghost hunting way more seriously than a man of his caliber should. Way more seriously. He's got a video camera, he's got a handheld EMF reader, he's got backup batteries, he's got a flashlight, he even has backup candles. You know, because he's definitely not out ghost hunting with a bunch of pyromaniacs or anything.

He enters a room in a very dramatic sort of sneak, as though he doesn't want to surprise the hypothetical ghosts, doing a slow pan of the room with the camera and a slow sweep with the EMF detector. Results: negative. ]

Well, there must be something in one of these rooms... [ Even if it's just a faulty wiring system or a drafty window, he'll take it. This is the most fun he's had in ages. ]

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ferries: (pic#7250413)

botan ( yu yu hakusho ) ota

[personal profile] ferries 2016-01-22 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
( that feel when you're a ghost but you're also really cute. she can scare you if you want it, though! she'll think of...something. )
fingerbanged: (Botan get  the hell out of my icon)

6 because this idiot WOULD

[personal profile] fingerbanged 2016-01-22 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
[For all of the ghost stuff that these two went through when Yusuke was dead, this was probably the first time since he came back to life that they've had to deal with something like this. One would think being a Spirit Detective would mean encountering more spirits, but that would also imply he did any real detective work in the first place. Did Spirit Guns even work on beings without a body or what?

Regardless, this ghost sure as heck was making a point not to be discovered. And why would it, when Koenma sent these two to take care of it? It was definitely there, he could sense as much, but unfortunately Yusuke wasn't the patient type.]

Ugh, where the hell is this stupid thing? Botan, you're positive it's on THIS floor, right? Not another one?

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Captain Jack Harkness | Doctor Who/Torchwood | OTA

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hellboundheart: (uh huh right)

Wildcard if it you're up for it

[personal profile] hellboundheart 2016-01-22 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
Might wanna duck, mate.

[The advice is freely given and well meant as a chair goes flying by, aimed in Jack's general direction. Ghosts or whatever ghoulie is here don't seem to have the best of aim. The man himself has his head bowed, lighting a cigarette while leaving Jack to duck or not.]

Bad temper, that one. What brings a dashing man like you to a place like this? Used to be that the whole town lived here. Moved out to the new place and left this one abandoned.

[John Constantine barely gives Jack a look over before moving to one of the windows that didn't have anything resembling glass in it. In fact, none of them did. Loose plastic flaps in the breeze from the ocean, the lonely cry of gulls echoing in the empty halls. Talk about a haunted house. The fact that it's freezing doesn't help much.]

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deadly_belladonna: ~jjabberboxy~ (to herself cause there's always)

Blake Belladonna ♦ RWBY ♦

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dakkadakka: <user name=boxoficons> (( -YEEEAAAAHHHH! ))

6, kind of.

[personal profile] dakkadakka 2016-01-22 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
[While Beacon has a buddy rule where students stick to their assigned partners for their entire school life, there are some missions where that rule is temporarily waived to prevent being too used to one partner. Only a grade apart, Coco was assigned to partner up with Blake from Team RWBY to investigate an old building outside of Vale - one with a sordid history that ended in a big fire.

Hours in to their mission of cutting down Grimm out in the streets, Coco and Blake made it deep into this old building. There was really nothing to see but abandoned office rooms, collapsed windows and doors with chipped paint on every wall. They had no other light to guide them other than what seeps into the holes in the ceiling and windows. Coco just struts her stuff with her bag in tow, exuding confidence and looking unafraid of of anything... For now.

This place looks like it never ends.

[Coco stops by a door, popping her hip out and crossing her arms]

Let's hurry in to the next wing. I don't want my boots to get all dusty if we stay here longer.

[With that, she sighs and continues on, giving Blake a pat on the the butt with her very cold hand...]
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Amanda Grayson ✦ Nu!StarTrek

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[voice testing Spock's mom.]
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sanctus_memoria: ([short] that play the music of life)

Lenalee Lee ♦ D.Gray-Man

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neapolitiny: (cherry)

Neo ☂ RWBY ☂

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fingerbanged: <user name=hardpromises> (with Saint Laurent)

Yusuke Urameshi | Yu Yu Hakusho | OTA

[personal profile] fingerbanged 2016-01-22 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
[His name is like one huge ghost pun, okay, he was MADE FOR THIS SHIT (just don't expect him to handle any fancy machinery unless you have a large budget)]
loudmouths: (🌟 oh man what could happen next?)

asano keigo | bleach

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[ anyone want to drag along a hyperactive, easily spooked medium? ]
noweyesee: (I'm gonna burn brightly.)

Takeru Tenkuji | Kamen Rider Ghost

[personal profile] noweyesee 2016-01-22 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Is pretty much the ghost here.]
shyghost: (Default)

Zashiki Warashi | xxxHOLIC

[personal profile] shyghost 2016-01-22 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
[She is, as her name says, a zashiki-warashi. AKA a ghost that watches over a house and protects the family that lives in it. She can appear as a normal person, or be invisible to the naked eye, your choice!]

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