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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! )
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (How do you say "get out of my)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-05 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
And then suddenly everything made sense.

Joker just wanted to nip by the cookhouse for something to tide him over for the night before he heads out into Alola again, on account that most places at this particular stop don't take into consideration certain.... needs. However, it looks like he's being interrogated instead, and the man gives a pause, quirking up an eyebrow. Up in the air, something small and fat is flapping about, and starts to circle down when it realizes Joker has stopped moving.

"Can't say that I have," he says simply, since it's true. "Care ta tell me who's been botherin' ya, Strange?"
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (He threw a pool chair off of an)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-06 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Joker's expression is the perfect level of 'that sounds fake but okay', even as he's smiling. A bit of incredulity, but he's willing to let it go. At least it's obvious that Strange is making an attempt at fixing everything. How successful he will be is up in the air, but Joker is fine with letting him work on it for a while.

Anyway. Bird conversations now. Joker gives a shrug as the Rowlet flaps down further, visibly adjusting to the extra three pounds as it lands on his right shouldder. "Well, it won't stop followin' me around," he says lightly, "so I suppose I got a bird now. It wasn't the only one, but it's what's stuck around."
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (He threw a pool chair off of an)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-07 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
Even a simple compliment seems to sate the fat owl, the Rowlet's feathers puffing out as it gives a coo and just seems to.... deflate. That's how you hoot. This bird has decided it.

The theory has Joker snort, his own wings stretching a bit. "I mean, it's definitely an idea. It'd explain all the other birds that wouldn't leave me alone while I was wanderin' about. I wonder if that'll be the same for all the other folks lookin' a bit bestial."
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-09 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
“Good luck findin’ her. If I know anythin’ about regular cats, it’s that they hate the snow.” He glances idly around them. “And most people too, now that I think of it. She'll probably be right annoyed at seein' all this. Wouldn't be surprised if she just turned right back around ta leave the carnival again."
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-11 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
Joker will believe that, at least. Strange is a hot mess wrapped up in a clusterfuck, some days, but he’s yet to give any indication that he’s actively malicious. Whatever happened was probably just… a mistake. The carnival is full of those, at least. So, instead, he tries, “What did ya mean ta happen, then, if ya don’t mind me askin’?”
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (How do you say "get out of my)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-13 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
Really, Joker would have just accepted “got the wrong faerie again” and left it at that. Anything beyond that? Is beyond his pay grade here at the carnival and is, quite frankly, the Ringmaster’s problem. Still, he listens regardless, eyebrows raising at the story. It’s not the strangest thing he’s heard, and he’s even a bit sympathetic, but…

“Strange,” he says, utilizing his gentlest voice, “Remember when ya tried ta summon faeries and ya got me instead?”
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-15 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds pretty damn fake, Strange, and Joker’s quirked up eyebrow gives off that message pretty well. Alright, well, if that’s how he wants to be- “Different how?” he asks, wondering if Strange will be able to muster up any kind of response. He has a feeling it’s not nearly as different as Strange is trying to say.
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-18 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait- that has his attention, frowning. Normally, he's fine with his underlings doing whatever they want on his off time- even if it's momentously stupid. He's not a man in a position to judge. However, this kind of thing...

"What potion?" he questions, and doesn't even try to pretty it up. It's a simple question. Or, it should be, anyway.
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-20 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
That's it, he's putting Strange on a leash.

Well- not quite that. But Joker does take in a deep breath, putting a lid on any hint of temper. Getting upset about this isn't going to solve anything, even as much as he think he'd like to smack Strange upside the head just a little. But, really now. He's going to have to start giving newcomers basic safety lessons...

Forcing his voice to stay quietly conversational, he says, "Y'know, a phrase like 'darkest desires' wouldn't fill me with much confidence."