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jamizoid ([personal profile] jamizoid) wrote in [community profile] thefishinghole2014-08-25 04:00 pm

NOW I FACE OUT I HOLD OUT I REACH OUT TO THE TRUTH OF MY LIFE

THE 'TRUE SELF' MEME
(inspired by Persona 4)



"In Jungian psychology, the shadow or "shadow aspect" is a part of the unconscious mind consisting of repressed weaknesses, shortcomings, and instincts."

Everyone has another side to them that they keep hidden away, feelings they bottle up to save face or avoid conflict. But what if those feelings take a life of their own...?

Perhaps it's your best friend, a close family member, a hated enemy, or maybe it's just a complete stranger. No matter who it is, they are different now, possessing creepy yellow eyes, a distorted voice, and a disconcerting aura. Take care in what you say to them, though, because there are three little words that will set them off into an unstoppable rage...


How to:
Step 1: Post as your character with their name and canon
Step 2: Others respond stumbling onto your character
Step 3: WHOOPS. Character A has been replaced by their Shadow or Other Self!
Step 4: Play out the encounter! Will you start an epic boss fight? Have a pleasant chat? Or maybe just flat out ignore them? Run wild!
sleight_of_hand: (Stupid brats have nothing on me)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-02 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh this was just fucking rich.]

[He hadn't pushed her into the TV, not intentionally anyway. She really shouldn't have been grabbing for him when she tripped, though the thought never occurred to him to actually warn her about that. Lessons learned, he supposed, but now he had to be all noble and go after her, because like hell he was dealing with another body dangling from a telephone pole, as entertaining as it would have been.]

[Nice thing about being so messed up yourself? Shadows didn't bother you all that much.]

[Adachi was almost casual as he picked his way through the dungeon that cropped up, a grin on his face the whole way. Hunh, so this was what it was like inside Mari-chan's head, hunh? Why was he so completely not surprised?]
damselled: <lj user= "headset"> (I do declare.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-02 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
[The dungeon was cold. Ice cold, and it looked rather like a once-beautiful manor that had fallen into ruin. Bloodied corpses were strewn about, and the paintings - whatever they had been before - had been all torn up, unrecognizable.

Not only that, but Maribelle's sorrowful voice echoed throughout the place.]


It's me, I know; I'm not good enough. But that simply means no one else is good enough, either.
sleight_of_hand: (The brains of this operation)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-02 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
[...well, someone had issues, not that Adachi had much room to talk. His little dungeon was so broken that even physics didn't work right, after all.]

[He let out a sigh as he continued, not the least bit bothered by the bloody corpses on the floor. They were kind of fun, actually; and hey, at least he could tease Mari later about what a little murderess she was.]

[Adachi stopped at a large set of double doors, letting out a sigh. Man, he was so not the rescuing type. There better have been something in it for him when this was all over... or maybe he could manipulate the situation to come to his own ends. Now wouldn't that be fun? He'd love to see what would happen if a person just couldn't admit to how fucked up they were...]

[Finally, he pushed open the doors, shuffling into the room beyond.]
damselled: by <lj user= "lolcats"> (That was you?)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-02 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
[And there she was. There they were, actually; Maribelle, looking just as immaculate as always, and... another Maribelle, this one with a cold, aristocratic glare in her golden eyes and a sharp smile. She was dressed like a healer of her world - except that she was so covered in blood, the garb was nigh-unrecognizable.

Maribelle started as Adachi neared, turning around to see him. She was pale, and trembling, looking nearly as broken down as the last time they'd been forced to stay up until 6 AM.]


... Tohru? [she shakes her head, stepping back - much to the amusement of her Shadow.] No! Don't come near me!

[And then the Shadow speaks.]

Murderous cretin.
sleight_of_hand: (The brains of this operation)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-02 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi kept his eyes on the Shadow, letting out a faint chuckle as he came to a stop just behind the real Mari.]

Well, you're not wrong.

[He slipped his hands into his pockets, like this was just the same old, same old for him. Really, he actually wasn't all that bothered; he'd seen this same situation go down so many times before while watching the kids get their detective skills on that it didn't even make him blink.]

Got anything else? I'd love to hear it.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (Comfort has no place in fashion!)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-02 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Maribelle looks at him, shocked at how easily he's been adapting to this. Is he used to this? Is he just more at ease, now that she's seen the real him? He has stopped twitching around her, ever since he'd revealed to her what he truly was.

The Shadow let out a mocking laugh, throwing her head back.]


Nothing I'd care to tell you, darling... but it's also nothing you don't know already.

[Deep down, that is - and things really had changed between them.]
sleight_of_hand: (Stupid brats have nothing on me)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-02 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi let out a laugh at that, shrugging his shoulders like the Shadow had told him something that could make him blush instead of insult him. He was ignoring Mari for now, if only because it would probably make the Shadows attention all on her, and potentially make things worse.]

Aw, c'mon. Aren't you Shadows all into spilling the beans on everything about your true self? You're letting me down here.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A woman must have her secrets.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-02 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
But you know, don't you? She's seen the way you look at her, and she knows what that means.

[Maribelle shuts her eyes at that, fists clenching as though she wants to cover her ears instead.]

And she's not as repulsed by you as she should be. You're a criminal; you're nothing but a filthy, gutter-born murderer.

[Maribelle shakes her head shouting.]

Stop that this instant! I demand you cease this ridiculous charade!
sleight_of_hand: (...what's there inside.)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-04 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh... of course I know what that means.

[Adachi spared a glance down at Maribelle freaking out, absently wondering how crazy things would get once she uttered the words of pain, as he liked to call them. At the same time, he was torn; sure messing things up and seeing what would happen if she couldn't accept herself. But, at the same time, if the trip through the little mansion out there hadn't been a clue...]

We're quite the little pair; can't say I blame her for freaking out. I wouldn't want to admit to that much slaughter either.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A chill in the air today)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
Ha! Are you truly so certain you know? You're so much of a coward, you failed to even kill yourself properly. You had to almost kill her, too.

[A dark chuckle escapes the Shadow, and she looks at Adachi with something that's dangerously close to contempt.]

Stop it! You're...

[Maribelle closes her eyes at the mention of slaughter. It was the war, true, but she'd always wondered what would have happened if she - if everyone, Ylissan and Plegian alike - had time to think back then. Would things have still ended up this way?]
sleight_of_hand: (You seriously suck.)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi glanced down at her then, taking in the pain on her face. Something in his chest twinged in actual sympathy, and he let out a sigh, disgusted with himself. Geeze... what a pain this was going to be. How the hell had Yu done this repeatedly?]

Hey, I'm willing to admit I'm a piece of trash. The real question is, what are you willing to admit to?
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (Good heavens.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
No!

[Maribelle shakes her head furiously, choking back tears.]

You don't understand! This creature is nothing like me!

[Oh, snap. The Shadow starts giggling, sounding more than a little unhinged.]

I beg your pardon?
sleight_of_hand: (This world is full of shit)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi glanced down at her again, cringing slightly. He... was going to have to apologize for this later. Maybe with a huge tub of ice cream, a movie, and letting her use him as a crying pillow for a few hours. Sheesh, the things he did for this woman.]

[He spread his arms out, a grin on his face.]


You heard the lady.
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (Comfort has no place in fashion!)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
Indeed, it did. You're not me!

[And the Shadow explodes, inky smoke pouring into the room as it takes the form of a mix of swan and knight. It looks at the two of them, its expression cool and unreadable, as it brandishes a rapier.]

I am a Shadow - the true self. I will destroy whatever I have to, if it should keep Ylisse safe!
sleight_of_hand: (The hunger grows)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Hunh...

[A lazy smile worked its way onto Adachi's face, like this was just old hat for him. Really, he was shaking on the inside -- Yu he was not, after all. Still, it was a interesting look for a Shadow... though he probably shouldn't let her anywhere near Amagi-san or anything.]

Looks like people from other worlds have some interesting Shadows. Well then...

[He reached up, his Arcana card coming to his hand. Wow, this was so much easier to do instead of the ungodly splitting headache.]

You sure you want me as your opponent, though? It's not like I'm going to go easy on you or anything...
damselled: <lj user= "headset"> (Mangy cur!)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
[Maribelle had been knocked flat, the sense knocked out of her by the impact... but her Shadow was far from finished. It brandished its rapier at Adachi, its murderous fury palpable.]

I will ruin you!

[And it rushes in, its rapier flashing as it goes for a strike.]
sleight_of_hand: (Emptiness spreads)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi just grinned as he crushed his card in his hand.]

Magatsu Izanagi!

[The twisted version of Izanagi came to life at his command, black coat pulsing red, and Adachi's gleeful grin only widened. Damn, this was a sweet power when he had the presence of mind to actually control it. It was going to make letting loose all the more sweet.]

[With a wave of his hand, lightning was blasting out at the Shadow before him, not planning on going easy on her just because it was Maribelle.]
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (A chill in the air today)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
Ugh!

[The Shadow that was Maribelle collapsed, shaken - but not out.]
sleight_of_hand: (Just a little insane)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
See? I tried to warn you, but you wouldn't listen...

[Magatsu Izanagi dashed forward, massive sword stabbing into the Shadow repeatedly, and Adachi near cackled as the Persona speared the Shadow, lifting it up in the air before blasting it off its sword with a shot of lightning.]

[Now this was entertaining.]
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (Comfort has no place in fashion!)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
[The Shadow cries out in pain, but it gets back up, a sneer in its voice.]

Wretched beast!

[And hello, Adachi, have a Bufula spell. Areally big one.]
sleight_of_hand: (I've got an urge...)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
[On one hand, Magatsu Izanagi did not have any weaknesses. On the other... that fucking hurt. Adachi grunted as he dropped to his knees, his Persona smacking away the ice that he was blasted with. He was retaliating in the next moment, smashing against the Shadow hard with his blade.]

[...was it too much to ask that this boss be vulnerable to Fear?]
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[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
[The Shadow nimbly dodged, the person from whence it came being naturally agile - blame all the dancing lessons when she was young. She chuckled, firing off another ice spell in Adachi's direction.]

I will ruin you!

[Yes. Yes, it was. Maribelle was never really one to give into fear.]
Edited 2014-09-05 01:35 (UTC)
sleight_of_hand: (Emptiness spreads)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Welp; no using Ghastly Wail then (not that it would have worked on a boss fight. Protagonist Adachi was not). That was okay, because he had his own brand of speed when it came to dodging, along with some other skills up his sleeve.]

Put a damn sock in it!

[Magatsu shot back with lightning again to the tune of Adachi's cackling.]
damselled: by <lj user="virizion"> (Good heavens.)

[personal profile] damselled 2014-09-05 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Unfortunately for the Shadow, it couldn't dodge the lightning spell - it simply moved too quickly. It went down again with an ugly cry, crumpling in a heap, but still able to fight - if it got up.

And Maribelle stirred.]
sleight_of_hand: (Brilliant ending)

[personal profile] sleight_of_hand 2014-09-05 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
I suggest you stay down now...

[Adachi didn't notice Maribelle moving; he was too preoccupied with the searing headache that was ripping up through his skull. He was starting to lose control again, but that was okay; Magatsu Izanagi was leaning back, a massive ball of Almighty energy forming. An insidious, almost gleeful grin spread across his face.]

Megidolaon!

[Hey bird brain, how do you like massive explosions?]

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