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Siiri Pulkkinen | AU Kingdom of Sweden ([personal profile] hustru) wrote in [community profile] saveyourbrain2015-03-23 12:26 am
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Test Drive Meme

Test Drive meme!

Because all our characters are the modern reincarnates of the characters we know and love, you need a modern mundane AU! Post your character with a couple details about who they are now. Use a prompt to set the scene, or do something of your own! And tag around.

->Stranding Shower Inclement weather has suddenly forced you to take shelter. There's someone else under this overhang or bus stop - this might take a while, so you might as well get to know them.

->Mall (mis)adventures You work at a mall. Or you want to buy something. Or maybe you just loiter around. There's a lot of reasons to be at the mall!

->Network news So you got a number. Let's see what happens if you write it down...

->Superhuman Sighting You have an interest in seeing one of the numbered - is that one there?

->Superhuman Surprise You felt hollow for a moment, and now you're numbered! Suddenly you're that much closer to canon and manifesting a mutation, a power, or a strange memory! Probably in public!

->Wild Card Combine prompts or pick something less alliterative! Monsters! Cultists! Boring days at the mall!
safekeeps: (look down)

Fëanor | Silmarillion

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-23 12:02 am (UTC)(link)

[Well, this is just beautiful. He stares at the broken umbrella in his hand and then stuffs it into the rubbish bin next to him before retreating further under the roof of the bus stop. Of course it had to break when it is raining cats and dogs.

...Not literally, at least (with the things that he's seen in the news recently that isn't even all that certain).]
One day I will invent an umbrella that doesn't break all the time. [He really will. He's already thinking about what materials could be used as he says that, and where to research... and as he says this to the rain, he completely misses that he isn't alone at the bus stop anymore.]


[Just browsing the book racks at the mall, his frown deepening with every rack that he passes. He's clearly not happy at all with the selection, and when he turns to leave it is so irritated and abrupt that he runs straight into the person that stood behind him.

Not that he's apologizing, rather the poor individual gets a withering look.]

bythewaves: (Arnold grin)

ahahahaha (1)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-23 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Well if you do, please share! [ Arnold is as cheerful as ever, despite being thoroughly wet after his umbrella was blown inside-out ]

I seem to have terrible luck with them! Still haven't found one that won't break or turn inside-out at the slightest provocation.
safekeeps: (I say)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-23 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
Well, you hold it incorrectly.

[He looks at the broken umbrella in Maglor's hand with disdain and then, after a brief moment of considering it, simply takes it out of the older male's hand without a question of if it is okay and studies it for another moment.]

You held it at a 35 degree angle towards the wind, likely to look at your watch. A frequent mistake. [Nimble, slender yet strong fingers bend the umbrella back into shape, resting shortly at a point of tension on one of the spokes.] It will break the next time that you do that. [And then he hands the fixed umbrella back to Arnold.]
Edited 2015-03-23 01:12 (UTC)
bythewaves: (Arnold smile)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-23 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
There's a correct way to hold umbrellas? [ He blinks at the stranger curiously and watches the correction ]

Thanks! I suppose I should buy a new one if it's going to break. How could you tell I was checking my watch?
safekeeps: (look down)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-23 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
The way in which the spokes were bent in relation to the tips and handle.

[In a tone that implies that it was really obvious and everyone could have seen that if they just bothered to look. Which, to him, it is. People just never use their brains properly (when he was a child, he tried to be like Matilda and levitate things just by using more of his mental capacity. It didn't work, but he figured that he would just have to use it for other means.]

And as I said, if you are more careful now you will not have to replace it.
bythewaves: (Arnold grin)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-23 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Oooh. I didn't know you could tell things like that. You must be terribly observant - are you a detective? [ Because asking the kid this is perfectly normal ARNOLD NO ]

Aheh, I am terribly bad at being careful, unfortunately!
safekeeps: (Default)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-23 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
I am 14. [He's not even allowed to buy his own Nyquil, he's certainly not working as a detective.

Also that comment gets you a look, Arnold.]
If you do not try, you won't become more careful, either.
bythewaves: (alone)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-23 10:45 am (UTC)(link)
Huh, really? [ Arnold blinks at him ] I took you for older.

[ A shy sheepish smile ]

I know, and I do! But I'm eternally a klutz, it seems. I'm only really good at painting.
safekeeps: (Default)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-23 10:50 am (UTC)(link)
How good?

[It's a serious question, he has no clue when it comes to painting, and no talent for it past technical drawings and design sketches, so he'll have to ask this man's estimate instead of demanding to be shown.]

...People barely get my age right. [A bit sourly. It happens into both direction, either they think that he's an elementary kid or they think that he's closer to his A-levels.]
bythewaves: (hm?)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-23 11:07 am (UTC)(link)
Pretty good, if I do say so myself. [ Arnold shrugs a little sheepishly despite the pride inherent in the statement ]

Good enough to run a local art gallery and for my pieces to sell for a good price on the market.

It's because of your eyes. [ Arnold says matter of factly ] You have old eyes.
safekeeps: (Default)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-23 11:23 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds good. [Something in his expression changes to show that his appraisal of Maglor has just gained a good numer of plus points.]

What do you mean by "old"? They are exactly as old as the rest of my body. [That is a really odd statement (not that his eyes aren't strange, but that becomes only visible when he leaves the city on school trips or similar things; they don't just change their colour out of the blue, so there really shouldn't be anything uncommon with them now, the fact that most Asians don't have brightly coloured eyes like him aside.]
bythewaves: (regard)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-23 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I like to think it is. [ Arnold grins ] It's always good for the ego when other people agree though.

Well of course they are, but... you know how sometimes you get a feel for a person, like, they're very young or very old, based on how they act? Your eyes are like that. You have old eyes. They feel old.
safekeeps: (look down)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[...You're being strange, good sir. And the obvious reaction to being confused and faintly creeped out is obviously to cross his arms over his chest and raise his chin a bit, daring the other person to go on.]

So you're saying that I act like a grandpa?
bythewaves: (hm?)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-25 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
[ Arnold is always strange ]

Nah, course not. But your eyes are too old for your face. Like. I thought the way you talked, and the way you spoke, that you were old enough to be working yeah? Like that.
safekeeps: (look down)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-25 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Does this mean he'll be able to travel alone without anyone bothering him though? Because then that would be splendid.]

And would everyone think that, or only you? [...somehow he manages to still sound a bit derisive.]
bythewaves: (Arnold grin)

[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-03-25 11:14 am (UTC)(link)
Dunno. [ cheerful and TOTALLY UNAFFECTED by your derision ] Mother used to say I was very perceptive. Think it's why I like art. I see things a bit differently to other folk.
alderaanda: (By gravity's request)


[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Nat gives him a return look full of young teenager scorn, not impressed in the least.]

Do you need glasses? I told Mom I think you need glasses.

[she has her hand closed around something, with a fine necklace chain coming out of her fist and looped around her wrist.]
safekeeps: (I say)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[He'll hold the look and return it in full.]

And I told you that if I need glasses, I'll make them myself. It can't be hard if one just actually tries.

[Breaking eye contact to look at her hand though and then looking back up at her, raising an eyebrow. What's that?]
alderaanda: (Oh I come by it honestly)

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
You're such a hipster, Fee.

I didn't steal it. [she's probably shoplifted in the past. Doesn't anymore, but the protest still comes up immediately, and she holds it closer to herself.] I found it, and if Mom and Dad see they'll probably get freaked out.
safekeeps: (Default)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I simply want to know what's in front of me. And glasses are in front of the person wearing them all the time. [Picking up sentences that everyone agrees with and putting them together to conclude things from it that people don't agree with can be fun. ...Not that he isn't somewhat serious should his eyes ever worsen like that, but really. He doesn't need glasses.]

Show me. [Holding out his hand to be handed the thing. He'll not go to their parents about it, but he wants to know what she found anyway, if it is something that their parents would freak out over.]
alderaanda: (Do-si-do with the dusty moon)

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Meanwhile you crash into people. Selective awareness, great plan.

[Glance left and right, and she starts turning away.] Not here, too many people. C'mon, unless you've decided you can't live without the latest James Patterson.
safekeeps: (I say)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
You'll just have to be my guide until the glasses are done.

And I was looking for a book by McGravish about invented languages, if you must know. The employee said that they have it. [And the annoyance is back in his voice. The book can boast with a good amount of critical acclaim, and a teacher that he trusts with such things recommended it to him.

He'll follow her, though. Or rather, walk past her and out of the store onto the pavement and down the street, expecting her to tag along.]
Let's head back home. [There is a park on the way that should be fairly empty at this time of the day.]
alderaanda: (Which shyly skirts a wider waltz)

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[She does watch him. Nat doesn't have his focus, sure, but she's bright and alert.] I'll get you a guide dog. Zero interest in watching you learn Klingon, y'know.

Maybe someone just got to the last copy before you. -hey, this is closer. [Is that an abandoned store? It is. Nat, no.]
safekeeps: (look down)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Klingon isn't a proper invented language. You have to make the system first and they just threw together sounds that sounded un-American and later decided to make it a language. [So much condemnation and disdain in his voice here.

...Okay, looking at that storefront. Looking at Nat. Back at the storefront.

...............Well. What did he expect, exactly? This is Nat, after all.]

And how are you planning on getting in?
alderaanda: (Has wandered wide and far)

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)

The back's unlocked. Broken padlock, unlocked, same thing. They probably think just 'cause there's a better lock on the chain link back there that's fine. [To Natasha, if you don't hurt anything or get caught, it's not really forbidden. What made her give up shoplifting actually was being told that it makes things hard on employees.]

If you can't climb the fence, we can head home.
safekeeps: (I say)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Giving her a withering look. He's not that bad at sports. He's actually decent at them (sure, mostly because his parents always were very insistend that he did at least one kind of sports regularly outside of school, to learn coordination and such, but. Point is, he's decent).]

Lead the way.

[He's fairly indifferent towards Nat's approach to rules, mostly because he figures that bending rules that are in your way can be fine if the rules were dumb anyway. He doesn't think that rules about people not going into abandoned buildings are dumb, but... well. Indifferent in this case, mental shrug. As long as they don't get caught...]
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[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[She just grins and shoves the thing on the chain into her pocket. Nat loves abandoned buildings.

Nat has a weird relationship with sports. She's a little weird and doesn't make that many friends, and is best at running and climbing. But team sports can be a lot of fun. Sometimes. If she's not picked last. In any case, she's up one side of the fence and down the other quickly, then shaking out her hands where the chain link dug into them before getting the back door open.

It's gloomy in the dark hallway. Part of the better-lit front of the store, with its display windows, is visible, and an abandoned thermos on the floor, but they can't be seen from outside.]

I don't get why people leave their coffees behind. Everywhere I go, though...

[She fishes out the thing on a necklace chain again. A trace of red light shows through her closed fingers.]
safekeeps: (I say)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[He enters the hallway a little while after her, having taken longer to scale and jump off the fence, his hands a bit scratched up from when he almost slipped.

And he'll forego commenting on the coffees to glue his eyes to the thing in her hands and hold out his own in a quiet gesture of wanting her to hand it to him, whatever "it" is.]

alderaanda: (The very iron in my blood)

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[She hesitates a moment, then drops it on his palm. It's a six-sided crystal on a fine chain, red but not ruby, and it would be completely unremarkable if it wasn't glowing. The light is steady and not very bright, but clear enough in the gloom here to make their faces ominous.]

Do you feel it? It's... [It's rare Nat falters, note this!] bittersweet.
safekeeps: (urgh)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-24 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
It is a feeling?

[He raises the crystal, his hand staying open, bringing it closer to his eyes to have a look. Hm. It feels...

He suddenly stumbles and almost drops it from the sudden feeling of dislocation, grasping the chain at the last moment.

Something (two somethings) hit his head just a moment later. Crystals as well, shining as well, but in a different light that looks like the sun and the moon's lights have mingled within them. They're larger, too, about the size of a chicken egg.]
alderaanda: (If I am star-beguiled)

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, sorta, like-

[She startles when the other crystals appear, but not so badly that she doesn't snatch one before it can hit the floor. The light of it shining through her hand makes it glow red.]

Crap. You had to try and outdo me, huh?
safekeeps: (urgh)

[personal profile] safekeeps 2015-03-25 08:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Rubbing his head.



[....looking down at those shiny stones. What.]

They aren't mine. [Frowning deeply. But seriously who throws with glowy stones at people. In an abandoned house. Nat, if this is some kind of elaborate prank... Leveling a gaze at her (even though this isn't actually her style, but what other explanation is there really?]
alderaanda: (Default)

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-25 12:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[She's not even going to engage with that. It's not her fault, that should be evident.]

They sure aren't mine. Give me the red one back. There's something I'm supposed to make with it.

[she's not really known for making things, but she's serious here. There is a shape of something, and the red crystal is the heart.]

But hey, if you don't want the big ones, I'll take them. You know these things are all probably pulses, right?
copper_loved: (pic#8394871)


[personal profile] copper_loved 2015-03-29 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
[The redheaded girl looks a bit startled, but she meets that withering gaze confidently.]

Careful. You might slow down a little.

Are you looking for a particular book?
highly_gifted: (well)

[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-03-29 08:30 am (UTC)(link)
The author is McGravish; it is on invented langauges, called "Esperanto did not win".
copper_loved: (pic#8395025)

[personal profile] copper_loved 2015-03-29 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmm. I'm sorry, I haven't seen that one. If you ask at the desk, maybe they can special order it for you.

So... Are you just wanting to learn various created languages... or looking to create one of your own?
highly_gifted: (I say)

[personal profile] highly_gifted 2015-03-30 08:32 am (UTC)(link)
If it seems interesting, I might create one.

[His time is limited, both the daily time and the total time that he has in his life. If learning existing, spoken languages seems more intersting, he will do that instead.]

alderaanda: (Forged and flung from the fire's heart)

Tash Arranda | Galaxy of Fear

[personal profile] alderaanda 2015-03-24 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes! Yes!

[It's raining heavily. In an abandoned lot Nat has forgotten her young-teenager dignity to alternate dancing and stomping and hugging herself with looking up at and laying her hands on a full sized X-wing.]