From Being Able to Being
Something that should happen and something that shouldn't exchange places by chance, and nobody wakes up quite the same. Great powers and great responsibilities send five patients and a doctor on a journey through a therapeutic process no medical equipment can recapture. A Superhero!AU.
Fandom Die Anstalt / Parapluesch - Psychiatrie für misshandelte Kuscheltiere (the link leads you to the game's main page, and from there you can click on the game to play it online and for free)
Pairings Dolly/Kroko, Dub/Wood; both are subplots. An incidental secret pairing involving Sly.
Overall Warnings Spoiler warning for the game (though since 90% of my audience has played the game before, there won't be too much unnecessary elaboration). Trigger warning for:
* mental disorders, ranging from moderate to severe;
* legitimate insanity;
* limited violence (only a little blood, primarily bodily harm,
in some cases grevious
* depressing thoughts,
including of suicide
* dark and disturbing imagery;
* occasional bouts of coarse language, mostly from Dolly because she doesn't have an anger censor
More specific warnings will be made clear in each chapter header, and added to the list above if they become frequent enough. Warnings that spoil a particular plot twist for the game or the fic will be put under a spoiler-cut as above.
Acknowledgments anathebutterfly has been a pillar of support throughout this endeavor, helping me with some of the stickier issues via brainstorming and discussion and making sure I have an acceptable word count per chapter. Thanks, honey. I would also like to thank JLS for singing the song that inspired this little alternate universe, Avanquest Software Publishing Ltd for creating Write Your Own Novel which was instrumental in the planning out of this fic, and Martin Kittsteiner himself for creating such scary/adorable/awesome characters within such a frightening/sad/intellectual game.
Disclaimer Die Anstalt and all properties associated with the game and plushies are copyrighted by Martin Kittsteiner. I am not making any profit off of this work, monetary or otherwise.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Descensus in Cuniculi Cavum
2: Festina Lente
3: Abusus Non Tollit Usum
4: Graviora Manent
5: Incepto Ne Desistam
6: Bellum se Ipsum Alet
7: Nitimur in Vetitum
8: Aquila Non Cupit Muscas
9: Compos Mentis
10: Damnum Absque Injuria
11: (coming soon...)