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松川 優太 ([personal profile] meitori) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-07-10 06:19 pm
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the bakery au meme

the bakery au meme

Bakeries have long been a favorite location of everyone and everything. This is a scientific fact. There is just something about fresh bread and cookies, rich cake and fudge, and whatever other goodies can be made that draw people in, make people want to stick around for a while, and sometimes cause hilarious drama. Some places are traditional and others are more modern, acting like cafes as well, but everyone who loves anything yummy is going to find something they like!

Not everything about a bakery is all quaint, cute, and fun, though! There are customers who are nightmares to work with, ovens that burn things on purpose, long hours, and sometimes, idiot coworkers who forget to make a note that you are out of flour. Flour!


1. Comment with your characters and preferences listed somewhere
2. Use the RNG and enter 1-10
3. Play out what happens


1. CAFE RIVALS They moved in across the street. They are competition and must be put down. May the baking commence~!

2. FREE SAMPLES You have made something new and are passing them around. Hopefully it's not gross!

3. BAKER Waking up at dawn every morning is no fun, but seeing everyone's pleased faces is.

4. BIG CONTEST Keep it together and remember: soy sauce does not belong in a macaroon.

5. BARISTA Not all cafes/bakeries focus on food. Well, maybe bakeries do. But coffee is just as important!

6. FOOD CRITIC You can easily make or break any food place. Shall you spare or smite this one?

7. DISASTER I don't care what you have to do, clean this mess up and call the insurance company!

8. CUSTOMER Is this place your favorite? Did they get your order wrong?

9. DOKI DOKI Everyone knows that bakeries and cafes are perfect places to find love. Go, fight, romance!

10. WILDCARD Wanted to do something else? Roll again or make up your own prompt!
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[personal profile] orbislife 2017-07-11 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
[ Local Omnic makes sweets and gives life lessons? ]

3 and 8?

[personal profile] blades 2017-07-12 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Fact: with his heightened sense of smell, Hirohiko would much rather hang out in the bakery. Might be an exaggeration to call him a regular, but he does have a spot at the cafe area he likes to take whenever it isn't occupied, where he can eat and drink while surrounded by the pleasant scents of brewing coffee and bread coming out the ovens. He's always wanted to introduce, for lack of a better word -- to the place, too, although the opportunity somehow hasn't come up.

This visit finds him perched on the same barstool again, idly observing the departing vestiges of the morning crowd as they make their purchases and rush onward to work.]

Hello, boss. [At the sound of approaching footsteps, he turns to face Zenyatta.] On your own today?
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Works for me!

[personal profile] orbislife 2017-07-13 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I am never on my own for, even when alone, my coworkers are with me in spirit. And you are here. Surely that counts as well?

[ He chuckles as he picks up the dishes from a previous customer. He's already carrying an impressive stack with one hand, balanced with precision, as he gathers more with the other. Despite the jest, Zenyatta understands and answers Hirohiko's question. ]

My brother is out running some important errands, and my coworkers called out sick. I will be on my own until after the lunch crowd starts to leave.

[ Not the best situation, but Zenyatta is determined to rise to the challenge. ]

[personal profile] blades 2017-07-15 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[You flatter me so, he is about to say; and changes his mind after hearing Zenyatta's subsequent words.]

Sounds tough. [Even if he can't see the amount of clearing up which already was done, he picks up on the quiet clattering each new empty plate makes. The layered mixture of smells formed by food crumbs and different breakfast spreads lets him derive a fairly accurate estimate for how high the taller stack is, as well, going off the distance between it and his position.] That's still hours from now, right? I suppose being busy means business is good...

[At least he has a while yet to chat, since things are less brisk for the moment.]
Edited (oops) 2017-07-15 14:47 (UTC)
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[personal profile] orbislife 2017-07-18 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
It is merely a natural part of a successful business. Emptiness and idleness would mean we are not doing well, and not doing well would mean we could not pay rent.

[ He gathers a few more dishes and moves them to behind the counter where a sink lies. The big chunks of food are scraped off the plates. Drinks are emptied down the drain. (Water is poured into some of the potted plants around the bakery.) He places the dishes to soak in the soapy water. Then he takes a dish towel and begins to wipe down the tabletops. ]

However, that is still hours from now, and I still have a customer here. What would you like today? Or is conversation food enough for now?

[personal profile] blades 2017-07-22 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
I won't stand on ceremony -- I missed out on your lovely muffins last time, so I'll have two. And please set aside a small cake for when I leave afterwards.

[He hasn't brought companions over, not today, but he can take something from the bakery with him. Cake is always the right choice.] May I ask that you decide on which one? It's a gift.

[For his partner. He trusts in Zenyatta to make a suitable recommendation. Picking one by himself takes overly long, anyway.]
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[personal profile] orbislife 2017-07-24 05:19 am (UTC)(link)

[ Knowing what muffins Hirohiko is talking about, Zenyatta takes two from the counter display and places them on a plate. The plate is soon before Hirohiko. ]

Here you go.

[ The cake will take more thought. Truthfully, he only has his customers' word (which he values highly) on the flavor of his cooking. He cannot eat what he creates. Should he choose the most popular cake? Should he choose something surprising? Zenyatta looks to the counter at the cakes remaining. None had completely sold out yet. ]

If it is to be a gift, I suggest the strawberry shortcake or a strawberry Swiss roll.

[ The cakes are fan favorites, both for taste and appearance. And if Zenyatta could add, both are very cute looking cakes. He enjoys placing the sliced strawberries inside and outside of the cakes. ]

sorry for the slowness!

[personal profile] blades 2017-07-29 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Strawberry, huh. [Girls like strawberries, or so his impression of them has it. Strawberries are cute.

Taking another bite, he chews, mulling over the two options. Presentation is important, of course, moreso for a gift, and he doesn't quite believe he can let the shortcake make the trip back without becoming squashed a little.]
I'll take the Swiss roll, then.

[Wait -- ahh -- he's on the cusp of a brainwave.]

Boss, I thought of a new joke.
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No, worries! Go at whatever pace works for you =)

[personal profile] orbislife 2017-08-01 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
[ He leaves the Swiss roll in the display case for now, so it says cool. However, Zenyatta folds a small piece of paper in half to make a temporary nameplate with Hirohiko's name on it, claiming that roll for him. He's about to put together a cardboard carrying box when Hirohiko speaks again. ]

A new joke?

[ He turns and gives him his full attention. ]

I am all ears.

[ Despite not having any. He loves a good joke. ]


[personal profile] blades 2017-08-05 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[In his opinion, it's funnier than the ones which inevitably end with "I see...actually, I don't, because I'm blind!" He's been told those are only entertaining all of the first time, and only in a cringey, wince-inducing way. So much for self-deprecation. Zenyatta understands, though, and he appreciates that.]

"Instead of those rolls of cancer, you should roll with me --" [Gesturing at where he figured the display is.] "...instead." And I bring the cake out. What do you think? Too preachy?

[The aversion to tobacco stems from how foul secondhand smoke smells. His partner is the exception to the rule, but that won't spare her from being subject to a pun.]
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[personal profile] orbislife 2017-08-10 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ Zenyatta laughs and claps his hands at his joke. Puns are his kind of humor, and he can approve of trying to break someone's unhealthy addiction. ]

I think it is in good humor and not preachy at all. But if you would prefer peachy, then I can offer some tarts to sweeten your deal. Mondatta is proud of them.

[ And he'll give them on the house. Being one of his best customers grants some perks. ]