ringleaders: (moonlighter)
Lost Carnival Mods ([personal profile] ringleaders) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2016-10-15 06:47 pm


When: NOW!
Where: Around the carnival grounds, and in the Cookhouse.
What: Carnival worker orientation, Ringmaster style.
Warnings: Alcohol consumption, maybe drugs. Other things?


THE NEW: It doesn't matter when you entered the tent to discuss your new contract with the Ringmaster, you exit it beneath a blanket of stars. Pointedly alien stars at that - currently the carnival grounds are being treated to a show of shooting stars, and what appear to be unnaturally large and living green moons hanging just a bit too close. The carnival was bustling when you entered, but now it's in the latter stages of being shut down for the night. If you manage to find a clock, it states that it's around 8PM.

Workers from during the day will be passing through the grounds, attending to various pieces of business. None of them will seem very surprised or concerned by the goings on, though some may be sympathetic enough to pause and answer your questions. If you put some effort into finding out how it became nighttime, you may discover that it's been anywhere from a few hours to 7 days since you originally signed your contract. Someone may explain to you that it was probably some kind of time bubble, meant to keep you out of the way until the Ringmaster had time to deal with you.

Every few minutes another new person will pop out of the tent, looking just as confused and under the impression that they had only just finished discussing things with the Ringmaster. Weird.

She passed you a note before you left. Opening it up, you'll see you've been assigned a trailer number, and been given the instructions to drop off any excess belongings and do what you can to get settled in. You have until exactly 9:36PM to do so, because that's when you'll be expected to attend what is listed only as "WORKER'S ORIENTATION".

This is, perhaps, more abrupt than you were expecting - but what can you do? You're here for the long haul.

THE OLD: If you've ever seen a mass recruitment before, then this is no surprise. People enter the tent when they're recruited, and then sometimes how up again days later when the Ringmaster is ready for them. She isn't a big fan of wasting her time on individual orientations when she's expecting a crowd.

Maybe you're too jaded to all of this to care much, but you'll see the newbies wandering around, probably confused and maybe a bit lost. Maybe you're the kind whose is sympathetic enough to pause your role in clean up and give them some directions, and maybe a word of confidence. Maybe you'll just jeer at them, because you're some kind of asshole. Either way, you expect you'll have the chance to see them later tonight.

Whether by world of mouth, radio, or written note, supervisors will be passing out the following message: all workers are to report to the Cookhouse at 9:36PM sharp for "orientation." If you are at all familiar with how things go around here, you probably have a good idea of what this implies.

Mandatory Karaoke Night.


At 9:36PM, the main dining hall of the Cookhouse will be found heavily decorator with various coloured lights and at least one disco ball made of what is ostensibly high karat gems. There are a bunch of cushions and additional seating set up along with the usual tables, and at the head of the call there is a state set up - a karaoke stage. For veteran workers, this is no surprise. Karaoke nights are fairly frequent as activities go, even if they are not usually mandatory. Some of you probably have signature songs already prepared.

The karaoke machine is set up with mostly karaoke tracks that would be popular in the 90's and 00's on the average modern earth, with a few that are more recent. It also has some other random stuff from other worlds that people rarely sing because they are confusing and in languages no one understands. Here is a big karaoke list for your inspiration! The more stereotypically karaoke the better.

Beyond that, there is plenty of food and snacks that were prepared by the cooks earlier, as well as a bar set up for alcohol and other vices. The selection is, as most things in the carnival, eclectic.

Music will be played in between if nobody is singing, and otherwise veterans are encouraged to bring along their own fun and show the newbies a good time. The Ringmaster does ask that vets attempt to be courteous to their new coworkers.

It's just being a good host.
fourthscribe: (Glad to hear it)

Tanyuu Karibusa | Veteran | OTA

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-16 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
The New and The Old

[It's hard to not have some sympathy for the new recruits, and Tanyuu's job is, thankfully, one that gives her a little bit more free time in the later hours than others. Make-up and hair don't need to be touched up after the last performances (other than a few significant cases, but those know where her trailer is), so when she hears that the newbies have started to pop out of the tent's strange time bubble she heads over to the area.]

[Anyone that seems a bit lost will find a naga slithering up beside them with a kind smile, though she doesn't invade anyone's personal bubble. (Unlike certain supervisors that could be named.)]

Do you need any help?

Karaoke Night

[Tanyuu's always been a bit too shy to get up on the stage herself. She enjoys listening to the songs, and laughs at some of the more ridiculous performances, but it takes getting her tipsy and a lot of nudging to urge her up onto the stage. And with 25 feet of thick tail, reaching any level of drunk takes either magic ale or a lot of sake.]

[Thus far tonight she's managed to avoid both, lounging across a few large bean bags pulled close to a table with what looks like at least two meals worth of meat. She's laughing and tapping her fingers along to whatever travesty is happening on stage, though you might notice a few scattered locks of bright purple in her otherwise entirely black hair. Maybe she's been experimenting with dyes?]
waitingforplayer2: (14. is that a game)

Karaoke Night

[personal profile] waitingforplayer2 2016-10-16 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
[ It's another strange person -- though, somehow, not even the first naga Chiaki's seen tonight. She hadn't expected to see a single one, much less two.

Chiaki's sitting and watching the singing, for the most part, but every so often she'll glance over at the naga with a bit of wonder in her eyes.

When she next returns from the food table, she quietly places an extra plate of meat snacks on Tanyuu's and attempts to scuttle away unnoticed. ]
fourthscribe: (Moles?)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-19 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Tanyuu doesn't notice the staring too much--after four months she's become fairly used to it from new hires and patrons both, even if she isn't usually out and about too much. Other than a glance and friendly smile sent Chiaki's way, Tanyuu doesn't give her any mind.]

[But she does notice the plate left behind, and frowns for a moment before waving and calling to her.]

Excuse me! You left your food behind!
waitingforplayer2: (29. oh not today?)

[personal profile] waitingforplayer2 2016-10-19 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
[ She freezes, her ears swiveling towards the naga before the rest of her does. She turns slowly. ]

N-no I didn't.
fourthscribe: (Tell me more)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-19 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
Are you sure? I saw you leave this plate--

[...ah. Tanyuu chuckles a little and cocks her head to the side.]

That was very kind of you. You've just been hired, right? Come, sit down.

[It takes a little bit of doing, but Tanyuu manages to shift her tail to leave a decent chunk of one of the beanbags free for Chiaki to settle down--she doesn't mind someone sitting on her, but she has a feeling this girl is a bit too shy to feel comfortable doing that.]
waitingforplayer2: (47. what's that over there)

[personal profile] waitingforplayer2 2016-10-19 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
[ She goes a little pink. She'd meant to hurry away, but...

She sheepishly returns and sits carefully next to the large snake coils. Here's one of the stranger people she's seen all night. ]

Mm... I just got here. Or... this week, at least. Tonight's my first night.
fourthscribe: (Got a letter to write)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-19 06:15 am (UTC)(link)
[She nods with an understanding smile, picking up a piece from the plate Chiaki brought her to munch on.]

Mmm, it tends to go like this when the Ringmaster decides to hire a lot of new workers at once. It's a little disorienting, but you'll catch on to the pace her pretty quickly, I'm sure.

[She casts a glance up at the stage and snorts with amusement at the scene, before turning back to the girl.]

I am Tanyuu Karibusa, by the way. It's nice to meet you.
waitingforplayer2: (42. IDEA)

[personal profile] waitingforplayer2 2016-10-19 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
Chiaki Nanami. [ She bows a little - but her ears are still pointed towards the stage. It's kind of the most dominant thing in the room, and they're a bit distracted by it. ]

Have you been here long? [ With all the evident changes -- face, tail, etc. -- it seems reasonable, but... maybe not? ]
fourthscribe: (How is she this happy)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-19 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
For a little over a year now, yes. I suppose it's pretty obvious!

[Tanyuu laughs softly, the eyes on her forehead glancing up and behind Chiaki for a moment before she pulls a pipe out of her coat. If she looks, Chiaki might see the softly glowing creatures that caught her eye--or then again, she might not.]

I'm human, outside of the changes the magic of this place has caused. Not everyone here is, but that does seem to be somewhat more common.

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pipers_son: (icons-for-the-baes) (He has a British accent.)


[personal profile] pipers_son 2016-10-16 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, we ain't gettin' ya up on stage tonight, either, are we?

[With a plastic skeleton draped over his empty shoulder, Joker grins down at Tanyuu playfully as he comes to stop by her bean bags.]
fourthscribe: (Just kidding)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-19 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Tanyuu laughs with good nature, waving a nearly-clean chicken thigh bone at him admonishingly.]

This party is to welcome the new hires, not scare them off with my caterwauling! Besides, there's plenty of others happy to go up and embarrass themselves.
pipers_son: (bestia-domitor) (And I'd rather cry while putting a)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2016-10-20 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ah ha, I see how it is. Yer just throwin’ folks under the carriage wheels.

[Joker shakes his head in exaggerated disapproval, clicking his tongue.]

And here I thought ya was innocent, Tanyuu!
fourthscribe: (I'll make her accept it somehow)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-22 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Tanyuu dissolves into a fit of giggles, and bites off the last bit of meat before setting the bone down and raising an eyebrow at Joker in utter amusement.]

Me, innocent? Surely you must be thinking of someone else!
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2016-10-28 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
[With an exagerated gasp, he presses his hand to his chest.]

Tanyuu! Yer breakin’ all of my beliefs in the world. What’s next- Ginko isn’t really a social butterfly?

[He loves you, Ginko, really]
fourthscribe: (I like them!)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-11-04 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[She covers her mouth with one hand in an attempt to smother her laughter. (Spoilers: it doesn't work too well.)]

I'm sorry, Joker, I didn't want to be the one to tell you...
pipers_son: (sillica) (I will be there.)

[personal profile] pipers_son 2016-11-07 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, my poor heart. It just can’t take all these surprises. I thought I knew ya, Tanyuu! I really did. Woe, oh, woe. I’ll have ta drown my heartbreak in drink…

[He finally peeks up from beneath his bangs, grinning.]

Aaaand while I’m over there, would ya like me ta get ya anythin’?
fourthscribe: (u wanna see my goods)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-11-07 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
A lady can't let all of her secrets be found out so easily, you know!

[She laughs again, all six eyes crinkling with merriment.]

If there's any hot sake to be had, I wouldn't say no!

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The New and The Old

[personal profile] nowingsyet 2016-10-16 08:51 am (UTC)(link)

[Nearby trailer #28, there's a young woman sitting on the ground examining her newly given makeup tools. As in, she's literally taking them out and describing them to herself.]

POWDER BRUSH. Made of goats hair with a handle that the subject cannot make out...
fourthscribe: (Gonna watch dat eclipse)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-19 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
[...well, this is certainly new. Tanyuu pauses, watching the young woman for a few moments before slithering closer and lowering herself closer to her level. A new co-worker, it seems!]

Have you never used these before?
nowingsyet: (numbers/processing information)

[personal profile] nowingsyet 2016-10-19 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[She looks up at the being that sees about her. It looks like a naga, but she seems nice enough.]

I have. I just analyze anything new. It helps me to use it to the best of my ability.
fourthscribe: (I can keep going)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-22 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Tanyuu can't help a small chuckle, pulling her tail close to settle next to the girl.]

A wise decision! Have you been assigned as a makeup artist, then?
nowingsyet: (water me/wonder)

[personal profile] nowingsyet 2016-10-25 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
That I have.

[She tilts her head at the Naga-girl curiously.]

Are you a makeup artist as well?
fourthscribe: (Clearly I am the best at tea making)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-10-26 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I am. My name is Tanyuu Karibusa, it's a pleasure to meet you.

[She bows from the waist politely, and offers a warm smile.]
nowingsyet: (numbers/processing information)

[personal profile] nowingsyet 2016-10-29 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
NONA1, the feeling is the same.

[Although her tone is rather flat.]
fourthscribe: (Just kidding)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2016-11-04 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[The lack of inflection is definitely odd, but Tanyuu does her best to pay it little mind. Something about the timbre of this girl's voice makes her think it's not anything meant against her personally.]

Nona-One. I assume this is your trailer, correct? I can help you if you need any assistance getting used to things around here. I know there was plenty that threw me for quite a few loops!

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