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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! )
thevictoriandetective: (Pikachu)

[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-08 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"Rockruff?" Sherlock looked at Jimmy's own creature, trying to see if it was identical to his own.

"I believe mine may have had a previous owner, I found it in a place that they normally don't show up in," Sherlock had probably memorized the entire guidebook. "Or he was abandoned. Either way, he was quite lonely. I thought it was a stray dog at first too."
empty_vessel: Adding My Two Cents (Thoughts)

[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-10 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, I'm sorry." He gives her a good scratching and she moves her head around, making sure he gets all the right spots. Jimmy's careful to avoid the super-scratchy rock neck ruff, though. "And yeah, Sweet Pea here's a Rockruff too. At least, according to the Nurse at the Pokecenter." She had been one of the ones explaining Pokemon to Jimmy like he was either deranged or a very small child.

"So what brings you by? I'm just stopping to get a clean bucket and a brush, myself. Did you want something while I'm here?" Pea wriggles again and would maybe like to chase that other Rockruff around the cafeteria a few times, though.
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[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-14 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"They seem to be quite friendly," Sherlock's tone changed, one could tell that he really, really had a soft spot for dogs. Toby had basically volunteered to be with him. That hit him quite strongly.

"I'm on my way back, stopped in to warm up," he said, grouchily, remembering the stupid that was the environment outside.

Toby wags his tail, yips, and runs in a small circle. Chase me! Chase me!
Edited 2017-04-14 15:25 (UTC)
empty_vessel: The Man With The Plan (Default)

[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-15 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Pea nearly falls out of Jimmy's arms with the wriggling, and as soon as her paws touch the floor, she's off like a shot after Toby. They run off into a far corner to wrestle and do God knows what else.

Jimmy smiles, pleased that Sherlock is paying attention to that now, instead of another round of surprise hibernation. "Anything I can get you while you're here?"
thevictoriandetective: (Smartness)

[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-16 01:34 pm (UTC)(link)
He holds up the coffee he's already sipping. "I'm fine, thanks. I might get a round-two before heading back to the beach."

Ugh, the beach. He could almost taste it. Just a few more minutes of warming up.

"Oi! Toby! What are you doing?"
empty_vessel: Today is a Good Day. (Happy)

[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-17 09:22 am (UTC)(link)
There's an answering clatter as somebody knocks a chair over and both come bolting back to Jimmy and Sherlock. "Hey... Hey... It's okay. You're okay. Just knocked a chair over is all. You're fine." Pea barks up at Jimmy a few times and is reassured by scritches.

"Yeah, I'm just in for a coffee myself too. We were going to take a look around the grounds and see what it all looked like out there." Pea starts chiming in with a whole lot of ruffruffruffruff! (loosely translated as 'Holy crap! White stuff! COLD white stuff!') "Kinda missed snow, honestly. Figured I'd go run around in it for a while."
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[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-23 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't understand what could have caused this," Sherlock looked accusingly out towards the evil stuff, taking another sip. "But I'm certainly not interested in it enough to try and figure out who did it."

It was a mystery, and he was curious, but he hated the cold more than his curiosity, which was certainly saying something.

Toby flopped over at Sherlock's feet and whined until the detective picked him up.
empty_vessel: The Man With The Plan (Default)

[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-24 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, we are in a faerie carnival. You'd have an easier time figuring out what didn't cause this than what did." With 'It just happened' as a valid reason.

"On a better note, I've gotten ahold of some recipes for Pokemon kibble and what kind of dietary restrictions they've got." Jimmy scoops Pea up as well, and smiles at her. "There aren't many, that I've found. And she's been happy to taste test the results. Since I don't think we're the only ones that have ended up with Pokémon, it makes sense that we should be able to feed them too, right"
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[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-05-03 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
"This is true," he said thoughtfully, patting Toby.

"Of course," his face softened and held Toby out, studying him. Probably shouldn't have shared that shaved ice with him, but he could scarcely stop the little one from getting a snootful. Perhaps he had just a bad a sweet tooth as himself. Or he was just being doglike and interested in anything anyone was eating in his vicinity. "What do your recipes call for?"
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-05-04 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"Nothing really unusual, although I've had to substitute a few things. We don't exactly have 'fresh-caught Wishiwashi' available. It's a ridiculously calorie rich mix, but that's for if you're a battling trainer, your Pokemon need the calories." Pea starts nosing up at Jimmy's jaw at the mention of dinner, and gets scritches for now. "I think it sticks pretty closely to the regular dog dietary restrictions, with the exception of sweets, oddly enough. Most sugars tend to be fine, with the usual caveats about dental hygiene."

".... that would also explain why I saw the one guy splitting a bag of it with his Pokemon." At first, Jimmy'd thought it was a serious case of the munchies, to be honest. But nope. The guy had been quite amenable to sharing his recipe and saying that it was perfectly fine for both 'mons and people.