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Jonathan Strange ([personal profile] kingsroads) wrote in [community profile] livinglot2017-03-25 07:57 am
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player plot: taking the 'tropical' out of 'tropical vacation'

SNOW PROBLEM


So, backstory. In Atlantis, Strange picked up a cursed potion that boosts one's magical power at the expense of things like "rational decision making" and "morals." In the Celebration, Strange learned that his wife Arabella isn't actually dead, but is held captive in his world's realm of Faerie. So naturally the sensible thing to do is to chug the potion and try to summon the faerie who kidnapped Arabella despite having no idea who the faerie is in the first place.

Obviously this does not work. That magical boost gives Strange enough power to summon a faerie, but instead, on Day 76 he summons an ice faerie who's a bit of a dick. Nothing actively harmful will happen to the characters, but for the entire day, the ice faerie will be hanging around, just generally causing trouble and making things inconvenient for everybody. Most of the cold effects will be hanging around the carnival but some will slip through into Alola. Notably...

- It's gonna get cold! The temperature will drop from 'pleasant if balmy' to 'REALLY FRIGGEN COLD' over a span of fifteen or so minutes. It's not dangerous frostbite levels of cold, but might want to see if wardrobe has anything thick and heavy to wear.
- There'll be a light snow. Not enough to make a huge igloo out of, but enough to make a small snowman or start a snowball fight with someone.
- Frost and icicles cover pretty much everything. That one item that was left outside? Yeah, it's totally frozen over.
- Various objects and knick-knacks of carnival members are encased in individual blocks of ice. It's magic ice, so there won't be any water damage, but have fun trying to chisel out that one shoe that's now stuck in ice.
- Surprise, a lot of the liquids are frozen. Sorry about that cookhouse.
- There will be various patches of slippery ground all around the carnival, perfect for comical pratfalls or accidentally falling on top of other people. Again, nobody's going to break their tailbone or anything like that, they'll just hurt their dignity.
- Characters might get hit in the face with a snowball despite the fact that there's no one there to toss the snowball at them in the first place. ~Magic~, everybody.
- The hot springs are now the lukewarm springs.
- There's an increased level of ice Pokemon hanging around Alola! Go pet the Alolan Vulpix, they're super cute and adorable.
- Worst of all, characters will have an increased tendency to speak in awful ice and snow-related jokes. That bastard stuck us with puns.

These are just examples! Other appropriate winter-themed mischief can happen, just make certain that it's nothing too drastic. We're going for fun and slightly dickish over another trauma conga line. This'll last for all of Day 76, pretty much dawn til dusk. That Thursday, I'll put up an open log so everybody can get in their winter shenanigans, but totally feel free to mention it in or put up your own logs/posts/etc.!

SCAVENGER HUNT

The Ringmaster will charge Strange with cleaning up this mess because really, it's his damn fault in the first place, they're trying to blend in and snow on a tropical island is way too conspicuous you moron. Due to the way Strange's magic works, the summoning of the ice faerie is directly tied to a candle he used in the spell: blow out the flame of the candle, the being summoned goes back to their home dimension. Strange is also a goddamn idiot who accidentally told the ice faerie this. As such, the faerie has magically hidden the candle somewhere in the carnival to gain some more time and cause some more trouble.

For those not getting messed around by the faerie & winter magic, they can definitely be dragged into the Great Carnival Scavenger Hunt to find that damn candle and bring back the nice temperatures. This will probably be slightly silly because of the whole 'searching the carnival for a magically hidden candle while also dealing with everything being frozen' thing. At the end of the day they'll find the candle, Strange will return the ice faerie back to his own realm, all of the cold nonsense will vanish, and then everybody'll probably yell at Strange and not trust him with anything important ever again.
spaghettimonster: (OH NO!)

[personal profile] spaghettimonster 2017-03-25 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
- Worst of all, characters will have an increased tendency to speak in awful ice and snow-related jokes. That bastard stuck us with puns.

N-not that!!!




okay joke about puns, I have to come up with something for Papyrus because it's like somebody brought Snowdin to the carnival and he's gonna feel a little teensy bit homesick.
Edited 2017-03-25 14:06 (UTC)
whattaprick: (piss off)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-03-25 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Lambert absolutely despises the snow and the cold, so it's likely he's just going to light a BIG FUCKIN BONFIRE somewhere and camp next to it that he'll practically be immovable from and will bitch the entire time because yeah big bad monster hunter who lived in a drafty mountain castle for like 50 years still doesn't like coping with cold weather.
cuckooed: (i will amputate your fingers i stg)

[personal profile] cuckooed 2017-03-25 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
STRAAAAAAAANGE MY SOUFFLE IS FROZEEEEEN
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[personal profile] cuckooed 2017-03-25 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
G O O D YOU GET RIGHT ON IT YOUNG MAN
fourthscribe: (EXCUSE YOU)

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2017-03-25 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"I was trying to fix my wife!" "You fucked up everything is what you did. Look, this poor snake is in torpor now."

a.k.a. TIME FOR TANYUU TO JUST FUCKING PASS OUT SOMEWHERE LMFAO
sunflowerfields: (Don't be long)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-03-26 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess this is as good a time as any for Hinawa to discover that the cute little kitten she adopted can literally breathe fire~!
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[personal profile] has_too_many_moles 2017-03-26 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Snow puns you say? Burrrfect for Yukio.... :3c
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-03-26 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Woo! If he gets enough clean snow, Jimmy's making Snow Cream!.
sunflowerfields: (Just what you mean)

[personal profile] sunflowerfields 2017-03-27 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
OH HECK

MOM'S HELPING
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-03-27 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
HECK YES WE NEED TO DO THIS THING.
destiny_key: (fuq u)

[personal profile] destiny_key 2017-03-27 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
I'M READY. I'M NOT SCARED OF YOUR 'SNOW', STRANGE.

COME AT ME.

/cue Sora in a parka
blueblaze: (022 'til the lights out)

[personal profile] blueblaze 2017-03-27 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
SIGHS

unleashes the hellbats to warm people up!!

STRANGE YA DINGUS
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[personal profile] wild_magic 2017-03-27 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
susan has a magic cloak that protects him from extreme weather, a desire to help people, and a love of stupid quests and adventures. he is going to be all over helping to fix this.
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[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-03-28 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
Sherlock is cold-blooded.

Sherlock will not be pleased.

Or conscious probably.