atouts: (020; le monde)
john childermass ([personal profile] atouts) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-05-13 08:17 pm

I would have picked a quote about shadows [OPEN]

Who: Childermass & open.
What: Having finally gotten his shadow teleport spell to work, Childermass is trying to iron out just how to control the damn thing...
When: During the Mainframe stop, before Performance week.
Where: Around the carnival.
Warnings: n/a

i. all around the carnival

It's a whole lot of trial and error, it seems, this shadow magic, but at least Childermass doesn't anticipate ending up anywhere deadly as he goes from shadow to shadow, place to place. He's found early and late in the day works best, when the sun is forcing shadows to cast at an angle. Night time only deepens and darkens the entire world, which, in theory, you might expect to make it the easiest time of all, but there is such a thing as too many doors...

So, during these days before the carnival opens, it won't be uncommon to suddenly find a tall, somewhat dour-looking (exciting as messing around with magic like this is, he just isn't the sort to let on to that easily) Englishman abruptly existing where there hadn't been an Englishman — or anyone at all, for that matter — before! Look fast enough and you'll catch him moving like he's just stepped out of somewhere, though there's usually nothing but shadows and whatever is casting them behind him.

This could be inside buildings, the cookhouse, the Big Top, all around the forest—

ii. or in your trailer, any trailer at all

Or accidentally shadow-stepping straight into the closet in your trailer or maybe even the bathroom, if the lights been left off in there by some chance. There'll be a THUMP of Childermass walking directly into something — a broom, the shower curtain, whatever it is — and then a muttered curse of, "Oh, damn it. Not again."

And here he thought he was going to be better about this than Strange was...
promnibusanctis: (come on)

[personal profile] promnibusanctis 2017-05-17 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
“I do hope I can be of service to her,” Helen said, “it seems like there are far more opportunities for injuries to occur in this carnival than I would have imagined.” She responds to his curiosity with a soft laugh. “Well, that’s what I’m calling the position at any rate. My world has what we have chosen to call Abnormals, thinking, reasoning beings, who have unusual characteristics, physical and mental. Some may choose to call them ‘monsters’, myths, legends, freaks, even but I have called many of them friends.”

Nikola, despite the years and all of his ridiculousness and plots to take over the world, James, Biggie, John, though he was often on the wrong side even when he was trying desperately to right his wrongs - her list was long and the kind of thing that wasn’t the thing to go into detail at the moment but it was there all the same.

“My occupation back on my world is nearly exactly what I will be doing here. I will help people adjust to their changes wrought by the Carnival’s magic. In my world, such changes were not magic made but genetic in nature. Still, I am uniquely equipped for such a position as I hold a medical degree and have a vast experience dealing with many kinds of changes both physical and mental.”