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The Twelfth Doctor ([personal profile] goawayhumans) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2017-04-20 07:57 am

video; sleep no more eyyyyy I'm not funny

First of all, I hate to say this but Calendar Man's ported out. He didn't show up for work, so I did a bit of prowling around [ aka breaking and entering ] and he's not asleep either.

[ But that involves dealing with feelings and acknowledging friends leave and while the Doctor's trying his hardest to get better at that, he still has some issues. Let's not deal with feelings by talking about things instead. There's a chalkboard behind the Doctor and he writes out what he's saying as he talks through his theory. ]

Speaking of the sleeping thing, a proposition: I think I know who caused this.

All those who are sleeping are stuck on the inside of a dream. Now that narrows down our playing field already. This isn't tech based, this isn't tailored to biology—thanks for confirming that suspicion by the way, Haen, points for you. This is an imPort power, plain and simple, and it's probably one of those more stupid magical or esoteric powers.

The dreamers are having a shared dream, an alternate universe with a point of divergence at February 2016, when the Russians attempted to occupy the Porter cities. No word on the state of eyepatches in this alternate universe but it does mean that this imPort was there. Some of the details of the dream that people've told me cement that the likelihood that whoever caused this was probably around back then. After all, Wikipedia's great for bare bones but it's no substitute for lived experience. Whoever this is, they're certainly powerful and they've been here a while.

Huh, you might say, this whole shared consciousness thing sounds pretty familiar, doesn't it Doctor? Well random imPort, you're correct! There was that business with the memories back in October, which is a little bit this on a smaller scale. There was an alleyway that somehow triggered an involuntary sharing of memories. After all, if someone can reach into our heads to pull out a memory, they can certainly reach into our heads to pull us into a dream—trust me, that's easy, I've got weird Time Lord powers, I know.

Most importantly, that was the same sort of aggravatingly anti-tech as this problem is. [ There's a pause, while the Doctor stops writing on the chalkboard and, with his other not-chalky hand, pulls out the sonic screwdriver from his pocket. ] Plus? I've been getting some of the same weird readings from people in the dream that I got from the memory whatever. Getting the same nonsense twice is odd, which means it's probably not nonsense.

Also? [ and in a very bad imitation of a gameshow host, the Doctor continues with, ] Billy Kaplan, come on down! A little bird told me that you might not know precisely who caused this mess, but you'll know how to fix this. Can't say much more than that, birds are horrible conversationalists and I'm a little bit rusty on my sparrow. [ This is 100% the Doctor mixing metaphors with actual truth mixed with nonsense. Raina straight up tattled, thanks girl, you're the best. Having finished writing things on the chalkboard, the Doctor turns to the camera with a grin. Thankfully, he's tl;dred this and the points he's reading are written on the board in chalk. ]

Tl dr! [ And yes, he said out the letters 't', 'l', 'd', and 'r' like a goddamn grandpa who just learned to text-speak ] Point one, very powerful with powers that are good for mucking with your head. Point two, the Russian occupation. Point three, a repeat offender. Point four, Billy Kalpan. Put them all together and that reveals our culprit to be.....

[ cue a very anticlimactic shrug. ]

Somebody! I know who it is, I just don't know the name. There's a lot of us, after all, I don't know every imPort. Give me some names, let's figure this nonsense out, we've got people's boyfriends to wake up! [ There's a pause, before, ]

Also, it's not Crane. Or Julian, obviously, what with the whole being Ported out thing. We can cross those two off the list. Likewise, if you can help me piece together how fire birds work into this, I'd appreciate it. The little bird was a bit vague on that part.
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[personal profile] anxiogenic 2017-04-20 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Crane does an admirable job of not looking completely hassled. he is calm, polite, gracious.]

Thank you for your outstanding vote of confidence.

[Bitch you better not bug him more now Julian's gone.]
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[personal profile] anxiogenic 2017-04-20 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[This means war!]

I wouldn't call it smart. [He says dully.] Anyway. I do not care whether people believe me guilty or not, but my business hardly requieres secrecy. There is no scientific data on offer. You are going to name the culprit, I trust?
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[personal profile] anxiogenic 2017-04-21 11:07 am (UTC)(link)
You don't...

[He murmurs for a second in consideration. The sound makes the Doctor seem like one giant disappointment.]

You can pin them down to a particular group? Rather, to a specific pattern of behavior and factors. Is that right?
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[personal profile] anxiogenic 2017-04-22 02:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck. You'll need it.

[The community is full of morons.]
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[personal profile] 112ounces 2017-04-20 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
God, a dream? It felt so real. More real than an actual dream, anyway.

[ He's so tired, he wants to sleep, but he doesn't want to go to Soviet America again, it sucked and he known true suckage. ]
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[personal profile] 112ounces 2017-04-21 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
..space crabs....?

[ you know what never mind ]

I don't know anyone with that kind of power . . .

[ did he? ]
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[personal profile] 112ounces 2017-04-24 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
[ He gives up. ]

Okay, I'll bite. What's with the space crabs.

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[personal profile] affluenza 2017-04-20 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
If you find out who did it, let me know. I'll frown at them. That'll show 'em.

[And by 'frown at' he means 'threaten'. He doesn't really like other people messing with his head without permission, even if it ends in cool murder dreams.]
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[personal profile] jeaniegrey 2017-04-20 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Do you think the people who were affected by it were targeted specifically or are there simply those who have a better resistance to it than others?

[ Because she wasn't one of the sleepy dreamers stuck in their shared nightmare. ]
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[personal profile] jeaniegrey 2017-04-20 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She's sure the professor might have been able to, maybe, but he would never do such a thing to begin with, so. ]

So if it's a matter of better resistance... [ Then he would probably be right in assuming it's a telepath or at the very least, someone (or thing) with psychic abilities. ] ...do we know if all telepaths were able to resist this? Or if any of them were also affected?
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[personal profile] accelerate 2017-04-20 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[ barry squints. this is a lot of information to take in, but he processes it as quickly as it comes nonetheless. he'd been asleep, and he remembers it all vividly, the complacency to do nothing, to not put on his cape and cowl and help save the city. it's not something he ever wants to experience ever again, let alone think on. but the doctor goes around in circles and barry follows diligently, until one thing stands out like a sore thumb to him. ]

Time Lord ...?

[ yep, that's what barry's going to get out of all of this. ]
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[personal profile] specialise 2017-04-20 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[ give raven a moment, she's trying to figure out what the hell he's even saying. ]

[ it makes sense, if she applies it to what she's already experienced — sharing an alternate reality with the people after they've taken a chip to erase their pain sounds awfully similar to this. she doesn't quite know how to break them out of their slumber, though. as far as she knows, no one's digested anything like they did back home, and there's no lady in red here. she's got nothing. ]

[ but that doesn't mean she's not going to try. ]


Were you asleep?
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[personal profile] inmyothertights 2017-04-20 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Uhhhhh.

What?
inmyothertights: (Billy - pretty eyes have seen enough)

[personal profile] inmyothertights 2017-04-20 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Who said I would know how to fix it?
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[personal profile] inmyothertights 2017-04-20 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
This is really unhelpful. I hate it when wildlife points this kind of thing out to me.
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[personal profile] inmyothertights 2017-04-21 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Jeez. Jeez, okay. Let me...what else do you know?
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[personal profile] inmyothertights 2017-04-21 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a long, long, long silence.]

Oh, come on.

[And a long drawn out groan.]
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[personal profile] inmyothertights 2017-04-21 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
I have to...fix this first.
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[personal profile] inmyothertights 2017-04-21 11:31 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks, Doctor.
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[personal profile] doubleblind 2017-04-21 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
It's 100% magical? You're sure?
Edited 2017-04-21 02:23 (UTC)
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[personal profile] doubleblind 2017-04-21 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
[That seems good enough to her. She doesn't know Clara's weird boss? Coworker? Somewhat uncle-like figure very well, but she trusts him.]

Okay then. Let's say it's magic. How do you think we stop it? I have family that've been sleeping way too long...
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[personal profile] earnedmystripes 2017-04-21 10:41 am (UTC)(link)
[Because he doesn't necessarily want to risk making this accusation publicly, unless he's more sure. But he gave Yuri the benefit of the doubt until it slapped him in the face, and he already knows Kavinsky has a checkered past.]

I...know someone who's got dream-related powers. But far as I know, it only has to do with taking stuff out of dreams, not putting things...or people, I guess, in. He was definitely around for the invasion last year, though...

[He scratches at his beard.]

I guess the Porter could've given him an upgrade sometime, maybe. I don't see him as much anymore, these days.
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[personal profile] sideless 2017-04-22 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
What the hell is a Calendar Man.