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tsunamiracle  asked:

A question about hospitals and other medical facilities: Are there facilities that have staff living on the premises? What kinds of amenities are offered for them during their time there, such as for their breaks? What about for any patients staying for long periods of time, if such patients would be kept at a general hospital to begin with? I'm trying to avoid having this hospital specialize in any particular illnesses or age groups, but trauma-related specialties might still work. 1/3

Context: The setting is entirely a modern but abruptly abandoned medical and science facility that was taken over by an all-powerful villain; pretending to be the only doctor left in the building, they have told the kidnapped heroes they must live here forever because it’s “dangerous outside” but otherwise lets them wander the premises with minimal restrictions, as long as they don’t head for the exits or certain other rooms. 2/3             

Because of the nature of the story and plot, there’s precedent for strange amenities in a given location, so this does dip into Breaking and Buying It. However, the heroes initially think it’s a normal hospital and would thus notice anything that seems like it wouldn’t quite belong in a hospital, or at least would be a very unusual addition with Odd Plot Implications. 3/3 Thank you for all your work with this blog, the information on burns was really useful for a character in this story!          

  Hey there! I’m so glad I can be useful to you!!

This is a pretty big ask, so I hope you’ve got a nice hot beverage handy (like I do!) while we go through it all! (I also have a snausage, because if there is anything a Scripty loves, it is hot beverages and snausages).

First off, I think it’s better if you thought of a hospital as a campus rather than as a single building. Most hospitals have multiple buildings for different purposes: the main hospital building, perhaps a power plant, a building for outpatient surgery, a separate building for children, a building for doctor’s offices, a building for security maybe, and a separate building for living quarters. Some may have a separate building for dealing with the deceased. Others may require maintenance sheds, gardening sheds, laboratories, places to do experiments (chemical/animal/surgical/????).  Some hospitals have the actual admissions in a separate building from the main building, because why should they make sense?

 While you certainly can offer all of those things in a single building, it’s going to get confusing, and it’s better to split them up. The size of the hospital at its zenith will tell you the number of buildings it needs, but it’s usually at least a few.

 So yes, many facilities – particularly older ones – tend to have staff living quarters. Many facilities were built during the days when illnesses (and mental illnesses) “required” quarantining people away from the cities and urban centers, and even those within cities kept staff on premises. There are plenty of hospitals that have old nurse’s quarters, and a “resident physician” was just that – they lived on the property. Most still have some kind of dormitory, though they’re usually separate from the main hospital buildings. You typically don’t have patients’ rooms and staff living quarters in the same building, though especially with psych facilities, anything is possible.

As for the living quarters, it really depends. Consider the era the hospital was built in. Are rooms going to have their own bathroom amenities, or are they going to be shared? Older buildings leaned towards shared, newer ones toward private.

If they’re confined to the staff quarters building, I guess the question is… what do you want the characters to have access to? Should they have a small bowling alley? Should they have an indoor garden / greenhouse? A great open lobby? A communal dining room? Do you want them to have access to individual cooking arrangements in each apartment, or something communal, or a professional kitchen and meals were served on-site? You have kind of a lot of room to play here.

As for long-term patient amenities, hospitals typically don’t have them, unless they have a rehabilitation center on-site (where characters may stay for months); most rehab centers are independent, but I’d believe it if you wrote one onto a hospital property. The exception for this is that many children’s hospitals have arrangements for parents, especially if it’s one of those centers people travel hundreds of miles to get to.

I hope I’ve been more helpful than harmful! You’ve got quite a bit of latitude, so my starting point would be to consider the history of the hospital itself – when it was built, when it boomed, when it declined – and go from there. For example, if a hospital was built in the 1920s and declined in the 70s, you might see random disco balls in trashed rooms. Have homeless people been sleeping there? Have drug-partying kids trashed the place? Are there still fliers on the wall advertising movie night for some contemporary thing like Cool Hand Luke?

The possibilities are pretty endless. One other suggestion: do some searching for urban explorations of abandoned hospitals. Get a feel for the imagery, the spaces. And look up maps of existing facilities for some real-life inspiration.

I think an old/abandoned-ish hospital is a phenomenal setting for your story, and I hope I’ve been useful to you! Best of luck 😊

Oh, and one last question…. what caused the decline? Give the hospital, like a character, a history. Your story will be much richer for it!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty

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I ws just watching a video about kpop popularity in korea, and I thought I might add about what I’ve noticed on what is popular right now in korea.

The most popular group is obviously bigbang. You’ll see especially Gdragon everywhere. Everybody knows them, and I know that a lot of college students are fans of them.

Twice you’ll also see in a lot in advertisements. If you walk down a shopping street you’ll hear knock knock at least once every 5 minutes. People here really seem to like them.

Exo is, next to big bang, the group you’ll see most in advertisements. There is one subway stop that has entire walls full with an advertisement by exo. Though surprisingly you don’t hear their songs often outside. When I first got to korea, about 1,5 months ago, I would hear their songs about 5 times a day. But right now, I’m surprised if I even hear one song by them. I don’t know what happened.

The thing that most surprised me is that zico is everywhere. He has like a shit ton of advertisement deals. And people really really love his music. Especially okiedokie. You’ll hear that song at least 3 times in a night in the same club. The dude is doing well.

And then for bts. Honestly you don’t see them often on the streets. They have very few advertisement deals. Sometimes I see them when I walk past a bbq place or an sk telecom store. But music wise, man, they’re doing fucking well. If, for example, I walk through myoengdong, I can hear a bts song from every other store. And everybody seems to have at least heard of them too.

This is all for the most popular groups I’ve noticed here right now. Of course there are more idols who have advertisement deals, but I’ll be honest and say that I don’t know their names. The ones I mentioned seem to be out there the most.

Though in the end nothing will beat the kdrama presence in advertisements.

First day nerves.

day five of Malec week  - non supernatural Au

Alec Lightwood said a silent prayer that his nerves wouldn’t get the best of him as he got off the elevator and into the offices of the advertising agency that he was about to have his first day of work with.

He went up to the high reception desk, it was all polished wood and stainless steel and told them who he was. The pretty young girl with a thick mane of long red hair directed him to a waiting area and he sat down on a hard-black leather sofa, probably designed to keep people from getting too comfortable.  The view from the floor to ceiling windows was spectacular, a complete vista of the bustling city below.

“Mr Lightwood, Mr Bane will see you now, please follow me.” Alec got up, pushing his dark framed glasses back up his nose and followed the pretty redheaded receptionist up a hall way to his right. As they walked, Alec couldn’t help but notice the size of the heels on the girl’s shoes as the clicked on the tiled floor. He was so glad that he wasn’t female and have to deal with such seemingly impossible tasks such as walking on high heels. He could be so uncoordinated at times, he’s probably break his neck if he’d have to of done it.

They stopped at a set of clouded glass double doors, a stylized letter ‘B’ etched in the glass. The girl knock softly before opening the door and walking through. Alec took a deep breath as he heard her tell the boss that he was here. She opened the door wider and waved him through.

Alec squared his shoulders and tried to seem as confident as possible before he entered the office.

A large desk with a glass top sat in front of the same huge windows as the reception area. Aa high backed office chair was turned backwards behind it and he could hear a deep male voice talking from behind it. He took the opportunity to look around. The office seemed bigger than his own apartment. There were shelves with various expensive looking glass ware and figurines on them and the white walls had antique advertising posters on them. There was even a pair of white leather sofas and a glass coffee table to one side. A door stood slightly ajar on one side of the room where a glimpse of tiled floor showed through which looked like a bathroom. Alec snapped back to reality when he heard the man behind the chair finish off his conversation. Here we go, he thought and took in a deep breath.

The chair spun around and the man occupying it was the hottest guy Alec had ever seen in his life. He really had to fight with himself to maintain control of himself. Black hair that was cut very short at the side of his head was longer on the top and fell over one side of his brow. His skin was a light mocha and its smooth surface made Alec’s fingers itch to feel it beneath his fingertips. His eyes were a deep enough brown that the pupils weren’t visible from where he was standing and his small nose and perfect mouth completed his handsome face. He wore a suit that was perfectly tailored for him and Alec knew it would of cost more than he made in a month. He stood up and buttoned the jacket with long elegant fingers which were adorned with several rings.  He came around from behind the desk to greet him. He seemed to move his tall frame with a fluid motion of a dancer. He smiled, curving those fabulous lips up at the corners and stuck out a hand.

“Alec Lightwood? Magnus Bane. Welcome to the company.” Alec took his hand in his own. He almost lost control when he felt the soft skin against his. He’d been so right about that.

“Thank you, Mr Bane. I’m happy to be here.” He said, hoping his voice didn’t betray the way he felt inside. Now he was this he could take in the smell of his exotic aftershave or cologne, it made his already racing heart beat even faster.

Those bottomless brown eyes seemed to bore into him and Alec prayed he wouldn’t blush. Did the man always look at new employees like that?

“Let me show you to your office and you can get started then. And please, call me Magnus.” He walked to the door and pulled it open waving Alec through and the headed back up the hallway and back through the reception area to another hall way. Alec noticed heads turning as they went. Not that he could blame them Magnus bane was hard to miss.

The stopped at the third door on the left-hand side and Magnus opened it for him. The room held a desk, computer and a set of shelves. A sloped drawing board sat to the left of the desk and faced a large window. Wow, he was going to have a view.

“I hope you find everything to your liking. I’ll get our office manager to come in and give you all the details you’ll need and show you around the rest of the office. I hope you’ll be happy with us. I’ve heard great things about you.” Magnus told him.

That’s very kind of you, thanks I’m sure I’ll have everything I need.” Alec pushed his glasses back up his nose again. He could have sworn he saw a small smirk tilt his lips before he headed for the door. He paused in the hallway and turned back to face him.

“I hope to see you around, Alexander.” He said before disappearing back up the hall way.

Alec fell into his chair and put a hand over his chest feeling the rapid thump of his heart. Wow, that was totally unexpected. It was going to make things difficult for him to be the new guy and have a giant crush on the boss.

Alec settled in to his work and was pleased to be able to immerse himself in it so it left very little time for his thought to stray to the exceptional Magnus Bane.

Just before lunch, Alec had gathered a pile of papers he needed to copy and he scooped them up from his desk and headed for the door, rifling through them as he went. He collided with a hard surface that also smelt very familiar. His head flew up to see Magnus Bane only an inch in front of him. His paperwork fell to the floor in a flurry of paper, clouding the floor. He felt like a deer caught in a set of headlights, dazed and temporarily rendered immobile. God, why did the man have to smell so damn good? He had little choice but to look directly into his eyes and he thought he saw something flicker in them. Alec realised that magnus had moved his face slightly closer to him and he felt a warm heat rising from deep with in him. Holy shit! Was this really happening?

Then he made the mistake of blinking and Magnus seemed to snap out of it and pull back. Alec dropped to his knees, frantically gathering his paperwork. He tilted his head up to look up at his boss. For a few seconds, Alec saw the man look down at him with gaze that was pure sin. His blood ran cold through his veins. sweet Jesus, had he really seem that?

“I’m so sorry Mr Bane. I should have been looking where I was going.” He stuttered and he slowly stood back up clutching the shambled papers to his chest.

“That’s fine, Alexander, and please call me Magnus. How are things going?” he asked.

“It’s been great so far, thanks.”

“I’ll let you get back to it then. Hope to bump into you again sometime.” He said, smiling back at him. Alec’s knees wanted to give way.

“Ha-ha, yeah me too.” He laughed nervously. Magnus continued to move down the hall way and headed for the copy room. When he reached it, he closed the door behind him and dumped the papers on top of one of the machines before leaning his arms over the top and resting his head on them.

Had that really happened? Was he imagining things or did that gorgeous hunk of a man look like he was tempted to kiss him? Of all the ways he had thought his first day would go, this wasn’t even a possibility. He pulled himself together and took a couple of deep breaths before he got on with the task he had gone there for.

The afternoon passed quickly and as it got nearer to the end of his day, Alec realised he was disappointed that there had been no more chance meetings with Magnus. He straightened his desk and was turning off his computer when a knock on his door made him look up. The red headed receptionist came into his office.

“Mr Bane would like to see you before you go, Mr Lightwood.” She said and then left. OH God, here were go, he was probably going to get fired for being a  bumbling idiot and stuffing something up. Alec over looked his clothes and buttoned his suit jacket and headed up the hall way.

The office had grown quiet, most of the other employees having already gone for the day. He walked passed the reception desk and saw that even it was empty. Alec paused half way up the hall. Oh no, what if Magnus had picked up on his attraction to him and he was going to tell him it wasn’t going to work out if he felt that way? Maybe he had imagined everything from earlier that day, that it had all been just his over active imagination. He swallowed hard and headed for the two glass doors.

He knocked and heard Magnus tell him to come in. He stepped through the door and it closed behind him with a click. Magnus was leaning on the front of his desk, his butt just resting on the surface. He had taken off his jacket and was only in shirt and tie, his long legs clad in the dark material of his pants were stuck out at an angle, ankles crossed.

“Please Alexander, come in.” he encouraged and Alec walked a few more steps into the room, close enough to be able to admire those broad shoulders and the way the material of his shirt hugged his biceps. No, stop it! He had to quit that. If it didn’t get him fired now it would eventually, he was sure.

“So, how did your first day go?’ Magnus asked, slowly undoing the knot of his tie. Alec wished he would stop doing that. Why it was affecting him so much he had no idea.

“It was great, thanks. I really enjoyed it.” He said and he was dismayed to hear the slight tremor in his voice.

Magnus got up from the desk, his tie in his hand, and walked over to him. Alec felt his breath hitch and then stop completely.

“You know, when I saw your resume I had no idea how good looking you were.” He said, his voice low and deep. Wait, what? When Alec didn’t reply, he went on.

“Am I right to presume you feel something similar about me?” Magnus was now standing an inch from him. His hand came up and fingered the lapel of his jacket, his eyes capturing his full attention. Alec couldn’t think straight anymore. This was too surreal. He felt his head nodding and he automatically raised his hand to push his glasses up on his nose. Magnus took in a deep breath, closing his eyes in a slow blink.

“Do you have any idea how hot that is? But I bet you look even better without them.” He reached up and removed Alec’s glasses making him blink rapidly to refocus his eyes.

“I was right, you are. There’s something I’ve wanted to do all day, since you stepped foot into my office.” He half whispered. Alec could feel his whole body bunched up tightly, dare he ask?

“What’s that?”

“this.” Magnus plunged that beautiful mouth down on his, kissing him with a force that had Alec wanting to melt in a puddle at his feet. A hand came up behind the back of his neck, fingers digging into the skin. Alec found his own arms circling his narrow waist, feeling the firmness of his solid body below the material of his shirt. When Magnus finally raised his head, his eyes shiny with need, Alec gulped in some hard breaths. How had he not taken a breath for that long? A slow smile played across his whole face. Magnus returned his look.

“Welcome to the company, Alexander. I can tell you have a lot of promise.”  Alec have a short laugh.

“Best first day ever.” He whispered before tasting those lips once more.

Ooooo~ Setup is happening :3 I love this stream and it comes out with @askdevildarling‘s kind assistance! Part 3! I hope you enjoy >3

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“How long do you intend to string her along Devil?”

The low voice from above him startled the small toon, who had been regarding a plate of cookies that Alice had left for him. How she even managed to get them Devil did not know, but they had been amazing. She had begged him to take a bite and tell her what he had thought. When he told her that he adored them his heart ached when she lit up so brightly that her halo glowed. Devil was stuck at an impasse…Alice thought him who he once was….but…Bendy as she knew him was gone.

The toon sighed heavily, a hand coming to rub past his horns to the back of his neck. “I…dunno how to tell ‘er Darl’…it’ll break her heart an’…she came back fer me.” He said, looking up at his counterpart in a rare moment of being so unsure. Darling frowned deeply; his arms folded behind his back as he leaned over and spoke lowly. “She came back for Bendy,” He corrected. “A toon that no longer exists,” The large demon tilted his head as he regarded the small toon. Devil winced and then sighed closing his eyes and nodding lightly. “Yeah…I know.” He murmured. The taller demon huffed regarding the other, a frown on his face. “I would tell her…but I doubt she would listen to me…she’s too blinded by her devotion to you to listen to the truth from anyone but her ‘Darling Bendy’,” Darling groaned it out, his head tilting as if he were rolling his eyes.

Devil flinched at that as if he had been physically struck before he sighed and stood. He could still feel Alice very faintly as she moved about in the studio. Darling seemed to as well, lifting his head to look towards where that small golden ping lurked on his senses. “I suggest you get it over with quickly.” Darling advised before he turned and slunk further into the studio. Devil took a deep breath, his body tilting back and then bowing forward dejectedly as he sighed it out, making his way into the studio to where Alice was. She was in the sound stage (no big surprise there), straightening things up oddly enough. Devil blinked as he looked about, the chairs were all in order, the room had been dusted and currently Alice was tinkering with the sound equipment.

“Er…Alice?” Devil spoke hesitantly, flinching when she happily turned to face him, her tail perking up, and a smile wide on her face. “Bendy! What do you think? I’ve been tidying up a bit in here, you would not –believe- how much dust there was!” She blinked a moment, tilting her head when she saw the concerned look on Devil’s face, not to mention, he was starting to ooze and that alarmed her. “Bendy!” She hurried to him and knelt, her hands cupping his face. “Are you alright? What’s wrong?” Alice gently wiped away the thick drips of ink from his face, blinking when Devil’s hands gently grasped her wrists and pulled her hands away. “I got…I got somethin’ ta tell ya doll.” He looked up at her sadly before he closed his eyes and gently lowered his arms, holding her hands lightly. “I know ya think I’m Bendy…cuz I look like him…an’ I sound like him but…I’m not him Alice..I haven’ been fer a while. I only remembered ya because of yer posters around here..” He released one hand to gesture to the posters hanging on the wall advertising her debut.

Alice froze as she listened. “W-what?” Already tears were welling in her eyes and Devil winced slightly. “M’sorry Alice..I can’t…m’not yer Bendy dollface….he’s…he’s dead.” He stepped back, his eyes downcast. Diluted inky tears dripped down Alice’s face as she shook her head vigorously, her tail whipping back in forth. “N-no…you’re…you’re right here Bendy…what do you mean dead?” “I….I was him…a long time ago..but…things happened an’ now I’m Devil..part o’ a bigger thing ya see.” Devil tried to explain, looking up to see Alice and he felt his heart break for her. Her tears continued to flow and she sniffled, “W-why…Why didn’t you tell me?” She whispered, her usually musical voice low and pained as she stared at him, her tail drooped and low around her ankles.

The toon winced and looked down. “Because m’a selfish jerk…I’ve been trapped here for years Alice…ta have someone who cared ‘bout me like you do was….nice.” He hugged himself slightly and sighed. “I was jus’ so wrapped up in all the affection an’ stuff I didn’t think about yer feelings..and..and I’m sorry.” He looked to her then, flinching when she stood up, bracing himself for anger, for screaming, a slap, her sword…anything…but what he didn’t expect was the gentle wavering smile she gave him instead. It made his chest tense as he stared up at her, wondering why she said nothing. Alice’s lips quivered and she moved closer to press a kiss between his horns, lingering there a moment before a sob tore from her and she pushed past him into the empty halls.

“Alice!” He went to go after her only to be stopped as a heavy clawed hand dropped on his shoulder. “Cease.” Darling said, the pair watching as that soft golden blip on their senses grew fainter and further away. “That…that went better than I thought it would.” Devil said in a shaky voice, his own tears welling slightly. “Hm.” Came the reply from the taller demon, the pair turning to go back to their favored spot of the studio. Devil’s eyes found the floor, a frown pulling hard on his face as he tried to ignore the soft sobs that echoed through the ruined halls.

What had he done?