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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! )
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-08 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
"No, probably not, but you won't have hunger making it worse. So go on and get something to eat. I'll be ducking in to get some supplies for a dessert, and you can get fed while we're in there. Sound good?" Yeah. Strange looked like five miles of hell, and he probably needed a lot more than just a sandwich, but it's a start.

Jimmy starts walking towards the kitchen, with the intent of both getting the things he needs and making sure Strange eats something.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-10 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
"It's a local thing we used to make back home. You take a lot of clean snow, add a little vanilla, milk and sugar, and eat it like ice cream. And it has the added bonus of me walking all over the Carnival looking for good spots to get snow." Jimmy keeps walking, with Pea bouncing around his feet.

"And if you want to come with me, we can check the kitchen and the cafeteria and then go walking all over the Carnival. Again, probably, in your case."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-12 11:10 am (UTC)(link)
"Exactly. And while I'm getting supplies, you grab something quick to eat, and then we'll be off. More eyes means it'll get found faster, right?" Sweet Pea weighs in with an agreeable ruff! at the mention of food. "Breakfast and a search of the kitchens for everyone, then."

"It.... Does it smell like anything in particular? Other than a candle, I mean. Was it made out of anything unusual? Rockruffs are supposed to be amazing scent trackers, so hey, it's worth a shot." Ruff! Jimmy's got no idea if Pea can actually find this candle, but with as thorough a search as may be needed, more eyes (or noses) could be useful.

Strange's admission of not minding company brings a smile to Jimmy's face. "Sounds like a plan, then. Because I wouldn't either."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-14 10:59 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, that might still be useful, if Pea smells candles in a place where there aren't supposed to be any. And being able to speed through checking the candles might be worth looking into, if we're not having any other luck finding it." It's a lot of long shots, but it's more shots at fixing this.

Jimmy does stop when Strange stops to cast what he assumes to be some sort of location spell. Without very good results, it seems. "Anything I can do to help? Besides helping you look, I mean."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-15 11:51 am (UTC)(link)
"No... Not really. Running around all day and I get back to my bunk and pass out." Jimmy winces at telling Strange that, but it has been all kinds of crazy. "And that's on top of getting the hellbats set up in the smokehouse out back." He pauses, glancing towards the back door. "How resilient is this candle?"
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-17 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy nods. "A quick peek into the smokehouse, then. That's where we ended up housing them... I should probably check on them anyway. Give them an extra few scoops of wood chips." Probably while Strange is searching the kitchen. "But first is getting everyone fed."

Quick is definitely best, and Jimmy starts by giving Pea some cold chicken on a paper plate. It may not be the best in the long term (his book has a recommended recipe for the best food for rock types, Jimmy just hasn't had a chance to make any yet,) and muffins and coffee for himself and Strange.

"Eat up, I'll get the bowl and the brush, and then we'll be off again."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-18 08:43 am (UTC)(link)
At least Strange is eating something. Jimmy will take it, even if it's just half a muffin. Jimmy himself will opt for the cold coffee and the muffin. After a sip and a grimace at how chilled it is (cold enough to be kind of gross, but not cold enough for an iced coffee.) Maybe Strange had a point.

"This candle? What's it look like? Anything unusual about it? And.... what did you call up that did this?" He turns back to face Strange as he asks. "And why?" You don't call up something like this without a reason.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-21 09:56 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy nods slowly, a small frown on his face. He's not buying it, but mostly because Strange doesn't strike him as someone that would be that reckless with something he took so seriously.

"That... Why would you summon another faerie here?" Strange looking for ways to dance around or avoid answering completely is not a good sign."No, really, Strange. Why?"
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-22 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Any irritation Jimmy might have felt at the plummeting cold snap melts as he hears why. It's not that Jimmy can relate. Jimmy is in that exact same position. Just playing out on a much longer scale.

"I'm... I'm so sorry. Is there anything I can do to help?" The silver lining of Mrs. Strange not being dead was a lovely accent for this massive pile of crap. Not dead, sure. But God only knows where she was. "Besides helping you find the candle, I mean."
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-26 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy frowns worriedly at Strange, but nods. "Alright then. Let's go find your candle. But if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know." He can't help but wonder if this is what Amelia went through when he vanished, too.

"Was this faerie any help? Or did it show up and jerk you around?" The latter's kind of assumed, given the amount of snow falling.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-29 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Jimmy nods. "Even in my world, the classical representations of the Faeries have them being fickle bastards who'd screw you over purely because it was funny." He doesn't think Tinkerbell really applies here, fairy or not. "Sometimes there's the claim of 'teaching someone a lesson' but when your thinking is pretty non-euclidean, it doesn't translate well."

"But, let's see what's in the kitchen, and then get going." A few more minutes of poking around gets him a pair of big mixing bowls and checks the supply cabinets while he's in there.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-05-02 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy nods, not really surprised at the candle not being here. Iron is a thing for faeries, and with as much steel appliances and utensils being present in the kitchen, the candle must have been stashed somewhere easier to get to.

"Alright then, we'll keep looking. It's got to be here somewhere, right? And we.... probably want to find it before the Ringmaster finds out. God only knows what she'd do." Probably banish the faerie and turn Strange into something unpleasant, is Jimmy's first thought.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-05-03 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, that's something, then? That you won't have to worry about her turning you into something because you surprised her with four inches of snow in the middle of June?" Was it June? It was some time in the summer, anyway.

"But it'll be okay. We'll help, and more eyes will make sure it gets found faster." That's what Jimmy hopes, anyway. God only knows where the fae hid it. Having to stay lit limits the hiding places a little, maybe. "It works like a normal candle, right? It cant' stay lit underwater?"

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