kingsroads: (well phooey)
Jonathan Strange ([personal profile] kingsroads) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-03-29 07:53 am

what's cooler than being cool? ice cold

Who: everyone!
What: hey wait a minute, why's it suddenly cold oh for fuck's sake Strange...
Where: the carnival + Alola
When: all of day 76!
Warnings: none, will edit if needed

the Carnival
Surprise, it's now winter.

Starting from the early hours of day 76, the Carnival is covered in snow, the temperature rapidly dropping from 'nice' to 'freezing.' Patterns of frost cover everything and icicles dangle from most buildings. Try to be careful as you're walking around, patches of the ground are frozen over and incredibly slick. Nobody be that dumbass who tries to stick their tongue to the ferris wheel, you're just going to regret it later. Enjoy the fact that almost anything that used to be a liquid is now frozen solid. All in all, it's like someone flipped a switch from summer to winter--there was absolutely no sign something like this would happen in the first place. Why not ask around to see what's up? Or, just enjoy the change of weather and pelt your friend in the face with a snowball, that's also an option. The Carnival re-enacting the plot of Frozen lasts all day, though things finally start to melt and/or magically vanish once dusk settles.

For all you vampires who've slept through most of this, the effects of winter still linger a bit after the faerie's vanished, though in slowly diminishing form. The temperature's a bit warmer and some of the liquids have started to melt, but it's still a bit uncomfortable. It's hard to clean up an entire magical wintery hellscape by yourself, okay?

Alola
Due to the way the Carnival drops people in Alola, it's entirely possible to miss the fact that something weird's going on at the Carnival. Still, some of the winter wonderland manages to seep it's way into the tropical paradise. For most people, the changes are noticeable but easily dealt with. The temperature drops to something more chilly but not downright freezing. Occasionally there are small flurries of snow, but they'll end up melting fairly quickly. Locals are downright confused, mentioning that really, it shouldn't be this cold, this weather is weirdly unseasonable.

Also, what's that weird little ice fox that keeps showing up? More and more ice Pokemon feel a little bit braver thanks to the cold temperatures and are willing to venture out into areas that ice Pokemon might not normally live in. Go train all your fire cats by having them beat up the sentient ice cream cones, everybody.

( ooc: here is the relevant ooc post! This is an open mingle-style log, so feel free to create your own threads, tag around & have some fun! )
amusicaladventure: (Alarm)

Ash | Carnival

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-03-30 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Alola was beautiful. Warm sun, golden sand, sea breezes -- it was a downright tropical paradise, one that Ash was enjoying thoroughly. Coming back to the carnival, though...

"W-w-w-w-whyyyyyyyyy?" the catgirl demanded through chattering teeth, her arms wrapped around herself to try to salvage every last drop of body heat as it leeched out way too much bare skin for the conditions. Shorts and a tank-top suited Alola perfectly and this not at all.

Ash broke into a run for the trailers, flip-flops slapping noisily against her heels as she sprinted forward. Someone stop her before she hit the patch of ice she hadn't noticed...
sunflowerfields: (I'll think of you night and day)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-03-31 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"Whoops, careful there!" Ash will find herself being spun around, and will also find a blanket suddenly draped across her shoulders. "It's a little slippery! Hmm, why don't we go get you some thicker shoes?"
amusicaladventure: (Sadness)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-01 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ash made the sort of startled little meowelp that one would expect from a housecat that had suddenly been picked up without warning. "Back in my trailer," she said, all shivers as she tugged the blanket around her. "The hell's going on?"
sunflowerfields: (While you're gone)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-04-03 02:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Still with her hands on Ash's shoulders, Hinawa starts directing her to her trailer. No catching colds allowed!

"I don't have the foggiest idea where all this snow came from, but I'm sure someone's got an explanation," It's magic. It's always magic. "But we can work on finding out once we've got you in some warmer clothes."
amusicaladventure: (Sadness)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-03 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"I feel like I'm letting myself down not making some crack about taking off clothes," Ash muttered in between shivers, "but you're so maternal..."
sunflowerfields: (Just what you meant)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-04-04 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, I'm sure there's plenty of others here that would appreciate such a joke," Please don't tell Mom dirty jokes. "But I'll take that as a compliment! With both of my boys back home, I've got to take care of everyone else instead. I can't lose my touch, you know?"
amusicaladventure: (Ash!)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-05 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Ash was a dirty person with a dirty mind, she couldn't help it. "Hey, hey, I've got two parents back home that did the job well for a long long time. You can save it for the people who need it most!"
sunflowerfields: (I'll think of you night and day)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-04-11 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"They did a marvelous job, I can tell! But this," She gestures to... everything. "Well, it's a special occasion, let's put it at that."
amusicaladventure: (Sadness)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-12 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Maybe a little," Ash said with a reluctant little smile. "Still gotta say there are plenty other people who need the mothering a lot more than I do..."

So many of the people here seemed downright sad, if not total disasters.
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (How do you say "get out of my)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-05 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
"Strange!" is the casual response she gets from a passing by Joker- funnily enough, going out right as Ash was coming in. Vampire schedules are like that. Still, he lingers long enough, head turning to follow her, to make sure she doesn't go crashing into something. Or on ice.
amusicaladventure: (Sadness)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-05 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Just as he turned she DID slip on ice, arms windmilling for a second before she grabbed onto the side of a tent nearby for support. She clung to it for a moment, the fabric dimpled around her claws where it had dug in.

"Awww, my flip-flops," she said plaintively, looking down at them. The claws on her toes had stabbed clean through them when she'd reflexively popped them out for traction.
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (He threw a pool chair off of an)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-06 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
With all the care of a London native used to Old Man Winter being a complete asshole, Joker makes his way over to Ash and offers his hand with a dry smile. At this point, one of the few dry things in the carnival. Thanks, Strange.

"At least ya can get new ones here, yeah?"
amusicaladventure: (Disgust)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-07 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"The point, your head," Ash said, making a flitting motion over him with one hand and taking his offer of help with the other. Thanks, J. "So this is Strange's doing?"
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (He threw a pool chair off of an)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-09 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
“Yup.” After making sure neither of them are going to go slipping and slidding, he lets go and lets his hand rest on his hip. “I don’t know what he did, but he’s runnin’ all around tryin’ ta fix it. I think he said somethin’ about a candle…. Who knows.”
amusicaladventure: (Sadness)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-09 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ash was still a bit precarious, thanks to her violent shivering that practically threatened to topple her over. "Bastard," she said, without particular venom. "Now I'm worried that trying to undo it myself would make it worse..."
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (He threw a pool chair off of an)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-11 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, he called it. For now, instead of having her think for too long on Strange, he jerks a finger back towards the trailers. “Want help gettin’ back so that ya can dress a little more warm? At least if yer gonna be spendin’ the night in the Carnival.”
amusicaladventure: (Shrug)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-11 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"Man, what is with this place that a cute guy is trying to get me to put more clothes on?" Ash complained, maybe three-quarters joking. "Yeah, please..."
pipers_son: (sillica) (I will be there.)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-13 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
“It’s called bein’ a gentleman,” Joker drawls, giving an exaggerated bow and winking at her. “Besides, anyone’s bits are gonna freeze off and be useless at this rate, wouldn’t ya say?”
amusicaladventure: (Disgust)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-13 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh come on, what about traditional ways of keeping warm? That don't actually work, I know" Ash admitted with a sigh. Stupid reality. "I'd try to fix all this but I hate butting my magic right up against someone else's."
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (He threw a pool chair off of an)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-15 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
That makes him snort. “In that case, you’ll want someone with more fur than me.” So who’s furry in the carnival… Well, a thing to ponder for later. He just shakes his head. “Don’t worry too much about it. It’s Strange’s mistake, so he’s the one who needs ta clean it up. And I’m sure he will, too.”
amusicaladventure: (Disgust)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-17 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, well, I like to think of myself as a patient person." And honestly, all things considered, she actually was. Considering the potential her magic offered for instant gratification, the fact that she actually waited for things or put in effort other ways was pretty remarkable, even if she could be very impetuous and eager to have what she wanted right away. "But I'm ALSO a warm-weather girl."
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (I'm gonna be the best dressed)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-19 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Then you'll want ta head outta the carnival for a bit." Well, once they get whatever she needs from her trailer, anyway. "Maybe see if ya can stay at a fancy hotel, charm someone inta a free stay." Teasing, he winks.
amusicaladventure: (Pointing it out)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-20 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
That earned a derisive snort from Ash. "Have you BEEN there? Pretty sure the only way I could earn a 'free'--" she finger-quoted the word -- "stay is if I beat the concierge or the owner or the designated hotel battle guy in a creaturefight."
pipers_son: (sillica) (If I buy you $300 worth of Popeyes)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-21 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
A pause as he considers that. On one hand, he's pretty sure that's true. On the other hand... "Do ya have any moral conniptions about cheatin'?"
amusicaladventure: (Disgust)

[personal profile] amusicaladventure 2017-04-21 01:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ash snorted again, in a very unfeminine fashion. "Joker. I almost literally have the cheat codes to the universe in my blood and bone. All I have to do to get whatever I want it to sing it out, whatever I want. Before you even get into morality, you gotta get into the fact that just getting everything you want without any real effort makes you a shitty person who does shitty things."
Edited (forgot a word herpaderp) 2017-04-21 13:47 (UTC)

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