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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?

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! )
whattaprick: (nyeh nyeh)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-12 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
"I think I picked up on that much," Lambert confirms, with a small frown. It's also what he'd seen, with Koel and Zecora bound up ... not a pretty sight. Though what he's seen of them suggests they've recovered quickly enough, or at least quicker than Joker.

Then again, they also hadn't had their physiology forcibly altered. Even beyond what it already has, at any rate. Lambert sizes up Joker's wooden hand with idle curiosity. Reminds him of a leshen, he thinks, but it's only the one arm...

"Is it worth it, staying so long?" He doesn't mean to ask, really, it just sort of comes out naturally. Ringmaster's offer's been sitting at the back of his mind, an open-ended question he can't shake off.
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-13 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Before, Joker would have answered immediately, no real hesitation. However, now… Now things have changed, with the arrival of two of his family members and in such a tumultuous time. So instead he thinks carefully, resting his chin on the back of his wooden wrist and the hand hanging limply.

“I suppose it depends on what ya want,” he answers finally. “You’ve already seen the worst kinda trouble this place can get ya inta…. So it’s just a matter of if that’s a good enough price for ya ta pay.”
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-15 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
It doesn't really bother Lambert that Joker takes a while to answer; the quiet isn't really that quiet, here, where the sound of waves on sand and creatures in the undergrowth are never far away. When Joker finishes, he glances over, brows raised.

"Kind of expected a different answer from a Supervisor. Aren't you all supposed to be trying to get us to stay longer?" He's joking, mostly. But knowing the nature of how the contract works, everyone who's been here for long is definitely someone who's made a conscious decision to remain.
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-18 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm a charmer, not a miracle worker," he says, chuckling. "After what just happened, I wouldn't be holdin' my breath on guarantees. People sign up for weird places and simple work. This sort of thing has a tendency ta scare 'em away." Trust him when he says he knows from experience.

But he glances over Lambert again consideringly before adding, "Some are sturdy enough, 'course. If ya can handle a trip ta Hell, well, ain't like it can get much worse."
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-19 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
That's enough to get a snicker out of Lambert. "True enough. Not the kind of thing you can make people forget with a sweet in their mouth and a pat on the ass."

The witcher cocks his head, lips pursing. "It was a little more bloody than I thought a carnival was going to be, but at least I'm used to that. This--" he gestures at the peaceful scene around them, the lapping water and the crackling bonfire. "--is a little different. Keep waiting for the other shoe to drop."
pipers_son: (sillica) (If I buy you $300 worth of Popeyes)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-20 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
"For us who've been here a couple of years, that was the other shoe," Joker admits plainly, no faffing about. With the vampires having attacked once, well, there was no telling when things would next go south, was there? It's just that all the new folks- and there are a damned lot of them, now, with the exodus of the last attack- have never experienced it.

Makes him wish they'd talked a little more to the newcomers about all that.
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-20 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
"I think I gathered that much," Lambert shrugs. Sure, it would have been nice to get a heads up -- especially with him participating in the ritual that was supposed to thrown the Morningstar off their tracks -- but in the end, they all made it out, minus one Nightrider. All the trauma along the way was incidental, though he's aware he's probably a minority with that particular opinion.

Though this does remind him -- he'd asked the Ringmaster about it and gotten no satisfactory answer, maybe Joker will have something else to offer. "How much do you know about the people the Ringmaster's tangled with in the past?" he asks, idly. "Got the chance to ask one of the vampires a few questions during the masquerade. Seems like someone else with a bone to pick with her was helping them find us."
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (How do you say "get out of my)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-21 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
....Oh christ. Joker presses his fist between his brows and just sighs.

"About as much as you do," he says dryly, utterly unsurprised that someone else is pissed off. Great. What does their Ringmaster even do to earn this? Besides be herself. "Only thing I know much is that she's pretty friendly with another fair lady, so ta speak, who kept us around ta recover after the first attack."
whattaprick: (these wooounds they will not heeeal)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-23 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
"Fan-fucking-tastic," Lambert answers dryly, like he doesn't think it's fantastic at all. It's not remotely reassuring that a supervisor doesn't seem to know any more than they do about what's going on, though he could have guessed as much from how things went down during the damn Celebration...

"Any chance you might recognize her by description? White hair, drop-dead gorgeous?" It's not much to go on, and his wry expression says as much.
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (How do you say "get out of my)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-23 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Welcome to the carnival, Lambert. Joker still listens, although he doesn’t think it’ll do much good, and shrugs helplessly at the description. “No one I’ve run inta or heard of yet,” he answers. “I don’t think I heard any of the workers before me talk about it either, although I could give it a go rememberin’. I’d ask the Ringmaster, but…”

He quirks up an eyebrow pointedly. It’s the Ringmaster. Getting straight answers out of her sometimes is like trying to cut your own hair, a lesson Lambert should know by now.
whattaprick: (nyeh nyeh)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-23 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
"I'd get better answers asking a fish," Lambert concludes resignedly. Oh yeah, he has a pretty good idea of how evasive the Ringmaster can be confronted with direct questions. Maybe one of these days, he'd just have to actually challenge her to a game or something to figure shit out. For now, though...

Oh well. Time for a change in topic!

"So just how long do you have to be in the Carnival to get those?" Lambert smirks, gesturing over his shoulder to vaguely indicate where wings might be if he had them. "Convenient way of getting around, though they probably don't make it comfortable to sleep."
pipers_son: (icons-for-the-baes) (He has a British accent.)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-25 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
Topic change accepted!

Twitching his wings out, Joker grins. "What, these lil' ol' things? Funny ya ask, I actually got 'em a year inta my stay here." He tilts his head down with a knowing little quirk of his eyebrows. "In fact, a certain someone thought they'd make a pretty fetchin' reward for steppin' up ta the job of stage manager." Well, they're not the worst "gift" he's ever gotten, and Joker has to admit that there's nothing quite like flying.

"Sleep, and gettin' clothes, on and on. But hey-" He shrugs. "I manage well enough. Get a little hammock sorta thing in my trailer, lay on my stomach, works well enough."
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-25 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
"Hah. Smart." Lambert laughs, short and sharp. "Though you might have asked for them, since they actually seem useful instead of just coming from whatever mess we get into."

He takes that opportunity to run a hand over one of his his own golden horns idly, indicating what he means. Honestly, the most annoying thing about them is they really do limit his options for sleeping positions. Good thing he was already a stomach sleeper himself.