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Sora ([personal profile] destiny_key) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-01-15 01:17 am


Who: Sora and YOU!
What: Sora teaches people to swim with their fabulous new mer-bodies and shenanigans happen.
Where: Inside the carnival
When: The day after everyone becomes mer-people

It started out unofficial. Sora didn't even post a sign, really. He started with just one person who had marveled at his skills, and then the number grew until he had a small class of people. He supposed he did have a bit of a benefit, having had fins multiple times before, and he was absolutely happy to help anyone who needed it.

Yes, that's right, Sora is teaching people how to swim with their new bodies. Anyone is welcome, whether he knows them or not, and he'll teach them all about the ways of being a sea creature; it's really not that hard at all!
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[personal profile] otokogi 2017-01-15 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Mitsuki... is failing as a merman. It's a good thing his life doesn't seem to depend on his ability to stay moving in the water because he would be belly up pretty much immediately. Sure, he's a dancer in his regular body but even getting to the skill level he's at took him years of exhausting work. Trying to learn how to move in a brand new body? What did he do to deserve this?

This is why his main form of locomotion is a combination of tail swishing and dragging, using whatever objects are nearby to stabilize himself as he gets used to how swimming with a tail works. He's using this to attempt to get to the cookhouse when he sees a small group of people watching another person. He recognizes him a little, having seen him around the games when he goes to hang out with Chiaki, but he doesn't really know him. That's not going to stop him from scooting up to the side of the group to see what he can learn, however. The teacher--Sora? He thinks so--clearly has some confidence in what he's doing, and that alone tells Mitsuki he's probably worth listening to.

His own practice isn't going as well, though. He can't seem to stay straight. Every time he picks up even the slightest bit of speed, he ends up aiming downward again. Sighing, Mitsuki rights himself and tries again.
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[personal profile] otokogi 2017-01-22 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
Mitsuki didn't mean to make himself the center of the instructor's attention but Sora's not wrong. He's a little embarrassed when Sora comes over, but he only pauses for a second before nodding. Pride goes before the fall, or in this case the crash into the ground.

"Yeah, I think I might, thanks. Your instructions were really helpful, though; this is very kind of you, holding a class like this!"

It's not Sora's fault Mitsuki can't make his bottom half work properly anymore
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-01-16 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
Yuuri had tried. He had tried extremely hard and while Sora was definitely a very good teacher it just wasn't as easy to move with his cuddlefish half as the other moved with his more streamline and fish-like tail.

Still, he gave it his best shot and managed to at least use some of the tips the other had given in order to shift through the water easier. It was the whole propulsion thing that Yuuri wasn't grasping well.

Sinking down to the floor again, tentacles spreading out as he rested for a moment, Yuuri let out a bubbly sigh as he crossed his arms over his chest. What was he missing? Why wasn't this working for him? Maybe he was thinking too hard? Maybe the movements were more of a natural thing rather than something he needed to force. But how exactly was one suppose to just naturally propel themselves? He'd seen videos of squids and cuddlefish swimming before and...yeah.

Why couldn't he have just been a seahorse or something?
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-01-17 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Movement caught his attention and he glanced over as Sora approached, managing a smile despite how frustrated he clearly was with the situation.

"Hi Sora," he greeted as he let his arms drop from their crossed position so he could rest his hands in his lap...against his upper tail...what did one even call that anymore? "A lot of trouble. Moving with this is a lot harder than I was expecting."

Especially since so many others had already gotten use to their changes.
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-01-21 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Just like I had to do with ice skating," he mused with a slight smile, adjusting his position and trying to just relax; trying not to think too hard because he knew that was part of what was making it difficult for him.

"Wait, you had to learn in the middle of a fight?" Yuuri looks at Sora with wide eyes. "What--why?"
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-01-21 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Yuuri can't help but stare at the younger man for a long moment.

"You' really do go through a lot of stuff, don't you Sora?" he said in a bit of awe and maybe with a tinge of worry. How is it that one person can go through all of this--and Yuuri hasn't even heard the half of it--and still wear a smile like Sora does?

You are something else, kid.

Without him realizing it Yuuri had managed to right himself and was floating in place, his tentacles shifting slowly to keep him where he was.

"I can see why you like having a break."
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-01-26 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"So the sooner you get back there the better." The good old contracts. Keeping them from what they needed to be doing whether it was something simple or involved saving worlds. Yuuri couldn't help but give the other a sympathetic look, feeling bad for the teen for a lot of reasons honestly.

What a life.

"How much longer do you have?" he asked, forgetting the point of being here for a moment, far too interested in Sora's story.

But hey, he's swimming even if he doesn't realize it--well, hovering in the water. So that's something!
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-01-30 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"So not that much longer than me," Yuuri said thoughtfully, though really it was nothing to be thoughtful about. A year seemed like such a long time and if time got fuzzy after awhile, wouldn't it just seem even longer?

The young man blinks and looks down, surprise flickering over his face.

"I didn't even realize!"
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-02-05 12:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Sora. Sora stop swimming so fast you're making him dizzy!

"I guess so? I mean, I hope so!" Yuuri said with a half smile, not overly confident with the whole swimming thing just yet but hey, practice makes perfect! "Thanks for your help, Sora. I really appreciate it."
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-02-08 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Yuuri's expression turned thoughtful as his tentacles shifted to keep him upright, the young man much more at ease now which was making everything easier.

"I think I might go check out the market. I heard some people talking about it and it may be worth checking out," he finally said, smiling now as he focused on Sora. "Might find some neat souvenirs to take home!"
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-02-13 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
And now it's time for Yuuri to blush. A lot. But even with how flustered he looks blushing all the way to his ears, a shy little smile does appear as he let's out a laugh.

"No, not..not yet. It's something we've kind of talked about," he admitted, looking down at his ring.
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[personal profile] musicinmotion 2017-02-19 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Yuuri can't help but smile a bit fondly at Sora. Seriously, you are just too nice.

"Thanks, Sora. I appreciate it," he said sincerely before a laugh escapes him. "It would definitely be a wedding to remember!"
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[personal profile] waitingforplayer2 2017-01-17 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"You're used to this?"

Chiaki's transformation was one of the stranger ones; rather than just having a tail, nearly her entire body had been turned into a manta's. She was currently attempting to flap her fins like wings, and it wasn't really helping her move very far.
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[personal profile] waitingforplayer2 2017-02-01 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
"I mean the fins... I've seen how you swim, even with a tail!" She sighs, pausing in her flapping for a moment. "It's tiring."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-01-22 11:02 am (UTC)(link)
After a lovely day of drifting around and making his way around by grabbing onto everything and pulling himself around, Jimmy figured it was time that he followed up on Joker's mention of swimming lessons.

He doesn't know if Sora can actually help, given that Sora's got a fish tail and Jimmy.... doesn't. But even just commiserating over how much this all sucks is a good start.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-01-27 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy has to double-take at Sora. On the one hand, Joker said he knew what he was talking about and that he'd been turned into a merperson before. On the other hand, Sora looks like he's twelve.

But Jimmy did come here for help, and Sora was the one he got pointed at. "Sora, right? Hi." He flounders a little to double check that his hat is on straight before turning around. "Joker suggested I head over here for swimming advice?" There's a fair bit of hesitancy over whether or not Sora can actually help, given that Sora has fins and a proper tail, and Jimmy... doesn't. (He'd prefer not putting too much thought into the precise mechanics of how he swims, thanks.)
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-01-30 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Jimmy. Jimmy Novak." Apart from the hat, Jimmy's pretty unremarkable. Gold chain with a coin pendant, black octopus from the waist down and a black stripe up his spine. He turns enough to keep Sora in view as he gives Jimmy a look over.

"I'm hoping I can get a few pointers, at least. Although, I think I'm the only octopus I've seen." Which, granted, does make Jimmy a bit uncertain about how much help there is to be had.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-02-01 01:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"Just in general, I think. Trying to learn by watching other people swim only gets you so far when you don't have fins or a tail." He shrugs helplessly. "And I still don't have a whole lot of ideas about what's going on with these either." Jimmy holds up his hand and spreads his fingers, showing the translucent webbing between the digits.

"It's made work a bit more interesting, that's for sure."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-02-04 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, that's good to hear. I'd hate to think I was the only one taking the day off." Although, as excuses for calling in sick went 'Sorry, I got turned into a fish.' was pretty high up there.

"Yeah. Eight arms and none of the arms seem to know what the others are doing." Speaking of, while Jimmy was talking, the tentacles seem to have found a rather interesting rock and are investigating it.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-02-07 09:44 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy nods. "Yeah, that and find someplace to practice that isn't in front of everyone." And after he's given it a good cleaning. Inking yourself out of house and home isn't something he thought he'd say he'd done, but he'd done it.

And the tentacles continue to be very picky in their rock selection, scooping up one rock, patting it all over and passing it up and down a row of suckers before discarding it and picking up another.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-02-13 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
"That's good to hear." Jimmy still seems blissfully unaware that the tentacles are sorting the rocks into different piles according to some esoteric scheme.

"I don't know. Everyone else seems to have the basic 'fins and tail' setup for the most part, and I... don't. But I think someplace a little more private, and probably well padded, would be the best bet."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-02-18 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Jimmy nods, watching one of the aforementioned backwards swimmers, trying desperately to go the other way. ".... Not that there's a lot of dust to leave people in, sometimes." Maybe Jimmy's lucky in that he only has to worry about which way the forward propulsion is pointing. (And not thinking about what everything probably was last week.)

"If you wanna go get that, I'll stay here and practice?" Which mostly means 'Small thrusts forward and dragging his tentacles in the sand as makeshift brakes' but it's a start.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-02-20 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
"That's okay. I can wait." Jimmy watches Sora head off after the drifter. "And thanks for the talk. Good luck with the other guy."