Dr. Marlow's Home for the Sanity-Challenged (upd. 09/09/17)

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Dr. Marlow's Home for the Sanity-Challenged (upd. 09/09/17)

Postby bookloverblue » February 5th, 2017, 8:55 am

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A Victorian-themed Asylum Challenge!

After suggesting to his employer, Dr. Marlow, that patients with mental issues should be cared for within society instead of being locked away, Dr. Barnaby Tripp is assumed to have gone insane himself for concocting such a radical notion. Swiftly confined to the Home for the Sanity-Challenged, Dr. Tripp soon gets acquainted with his fellow residents: a depressed nun, a jilted bride, an aggresive ex-military boxer, a kleptomaniac wheeler-dealer, a deluded snob who believes she is royality, a lovelorn music hall singer, and a sickly melancholy poet. In order to earn his freedom, Dr. Tripp must prove that he is sane... whilst also doing his utmost to keep everyone else happy, safe and alive.

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Chapter List
Part One: The Journal of Dr. Barnaby Tripp
Part Two: A Problem Shared is a Problem Multiplied
Part Three: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
Part Four: Love in a Hopeless Place
Last edited by bookloverblue on September 10th, 2017, 4:50 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Dr. Marlow's Home for the Sanity-Challenged (09/02/17)

Postby bookloverblue » February 9th, 2017, 2:52 pm

Updated 09/02/17 - One week after his admission, Barnaby tries to cope with both his fellow inmates and the Home's lack of resources.
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Re: Dr. Marlow's Home for the Sanity-Challenged (09/02/17)

Postby Taube » February 9th, 2017, 5:03 pm

This is great! :#1:
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Your premise is very fresh and original, your characters are interesting, and I do love me some embedded social commentary in otherwise trivial pursuits, so your subtle skewering of some ideas about mental illness and particularly the way it was treated in the past are much appreciated. I loved the sepia introductory pictures - it really set the stage. I'm looking forward to when things really get sanity-challenged, but you seem to be doing well so far! I'll definitely be checking back for more.
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Re: Dr. Marlow's Home for the Sanity-Challenged (02/04/17)

Postby bookloverblue » April 2nd, 2017, 10:34 am

Updated 02/04/17 - As the inmates begin to bond with one another, one of them relapses into their dangerous behaviours. How will Dr. Tripp respond?

Part Three: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
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Re: Dr. Marlow's Home for the Sanity-Challenged (upd. 09/09/

Postby bookloverblue » September 10th, 2017, 4:53 am

FINALLY updated 09/09/17!

Folllowing an early morning distrubance and a private conversation, Dr. Tripp discovers that the most prevalent ailment in the Asylum now is love.

Part Four: Love in a Hopeless Place
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