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PLAYER PLOT: MUSHI INFECTION PART TWO, IT'S WORSE THIS TIME

FOSTER GODDAMNIT

Hello, all, this is Casey and Maggie (players of Ginko and Tanyuu, your local Absolutely Not Potheads) with another small mushi plot, this time helped along by the ever so wonderful Foster whom we all love and adore. (...that’s a joke. You’re allowed to laugh.) This should run for about a week, and a log will be going up for any and all mushi shenanigans shortly.

THE RUNDOWN


Where Ginko and Tanyuu are from, there are creatures called mushi - strange, ethereal organisms that exist in a state unlike that of other living things. Mushi are invisible to most people, but their effects can be quite noticeable nonetheless, and they can cause a lot of trouble for humans on occasion. Usually this only occurs when there is a very large concentration of mushi in the same place, but Ginko attracts mushi as a natural part of his existence/being/soul/what-have-you. As a result, since they aren’t really bound by the barriers between realms, they fairly frequently drift into the carnival. Most aren’t dangerous, and those workers who happen to be able to see them may have caught sight of some odd, glowing creatures clinging to walls or floating around. (There is no hard rule for who can and cannot see mushi, but supernaturally-inclined characters could be more likely to perceive them. Even the most mundane person could be able to, though, so don’t feel restricted in that sense!)

Normally, Ginko and Tanyuu try to keep the number of mushi in the carnival down through the use of “mushi tobacco” - which isn’t actually tobacco at all, but a mix of herbs that, when burned as incense or in cigarettes, produces a smoke that repels mushi. However, recently, their entire supply has mysteriously gone missing (which is to say, Foster van Denend, local Talker and former cow, stole and hid all of it). As such, starting on Day 87, the number of mushi in the carnival will steadily begin climbing, and continue until Ginko and Tanyuu get hold of the repellent again on Day 90.

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⇨ New Location: MAINFRAME

PREPARATION
Only a small amount of preparation will be necessary for this visit. Early Day 90, everyone will be given a circular badge by the Ringmaster, who will tell you that you'll need to wear it if you plan on travelling to the new touring location. Where you wear it isn't important as long as it's accessible.

Later on Day 90, the Nightrunners will be sent out to do a quick security check of the new location - so, they'll be discovering all of this sooner than anyone else, and it will be their jobs to report on it. There are a few security concerns, which will be outlined OOCly for them in the comments below. As well as whatever can be gleaned from this general info post.

Entrance to the new location will be done with the transition portal through the woods, out through a "forested" area filled with weirdly low polygon trees. Glamours will be in effect, though the appearances of the locals are variable enough that appearances will not have to significantly change in a lot of cases.

SETTING

Mainframe is a city inside of a computer. No, not like the Matrix - as opposed to a virtual reality simulation that the denizens think is real life, it really is a civilization of programs that know what they are and live accordingly. In contrast, the local's perception of any world outside of the Net is very hazy, and "the User" (IE, the beings that actually use the computers they live in) is seen as either a god-like entity or malevolent demon, depending on who you ask. Either way, the User is most often something the inhabitants of the Net are forced to combat rather than cooperate with. Life within the Net is the only world they know, and the Ringmaster will advise that you leave it that way, or else they'll probably get all weird about it.

The Net is actually a real, physical plane of existence for those inside of it, so visitors from the carnival will be under the same threat of injury or death that they would be otherwise. The programs have very different biological features (or a lack thereof), of course, but the glamours will be able to conceal these differences as long as no one does anything really weird like bleeding all over the place. This also means that you'll be able to take objects back into the carnival as souvenir, and that they won't just poof into metaphysical data when you leave. Weird, though.

This isn't the exact Mainframe as in the show, to be clear. There is a different Guardian and different viruses at play, for those familiar. Aesthetically and culturally, however, it is very familiar - though about three times the population size. Ostensibly they are without those 90's animation budgets.

MORE PLOT DETAILS BELOW )

Newbie alert!

 Hey there! I'm Athuria, and I'm bringing in Yuya Sakaki from that series about children's card games, Yu-Gi-Oh!

This is my first time at the carnival and Yuya is gonna be fresh meat too, joining the acrobats. I'll have a post up for him this evening but until then, if you want to reach me on Plurk it's [plurk.com profile] Monochromic !

Looking forward to playing with you all! c:
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⇨ ACTIVITY RESULTS FOR MARCH

AC RESULTS
Everyone who has submitted AC will receive a comment either accepting their total or explaining what we need from them. Comment to this post or to our comment to let us know when you've made the change.

If you haven't submitted your AC at all you will need to do so within 24 HOURS or risk being wiped. Also, it's helpful if you link that submission here to let us know you've done so. Remember that you cannot spent your points on anything until your comment is passed. AC posts will be approved in the next few days - if you do not receive an approval or revision notice by then and your name is not on any of these lists, feel free to ask us what's going on in the event you've accidentally been skipped.

REMEMBER: If you are not going to submit AC, please use the drop post to let us know. Idling out of the game will bar you from entry for the next 3 months.

MISSING AC SUBMISSION
Viktor Nikiforov


CONFIRMED HIATUS
Amethyst
Tamaki Yotsuba
Yukio Okumura


OFFICIAL DROPS
Chiaki Nanami
Katsuki Yuuri
Mitsuki Izumi
Phichit Chulanont
Yuugi Mutou


If you've been approved, those points are yours to spend!
⇨ REWARDS POST ⇦

+1 Treasurer

Hey guys! Dandy here, player of Tamaki Yotsuba ([personal profile] puddingemote) bringing in my second character, Elsa from Frozen! She's here as a veteran of the Carnival, and she's also the Carnival's new treasurer!

If your character has been around since the Summerlands or before and you want to work out pre-established CR, feel free to comment here or find me at [plurk.com profile] dandywonderous on plurk! Thanks!

IC HOT OR NOT MEME

HOT OR NOT?

  1. Post a top level for your character.
  2. Respond to other people's top levels in character.
  3. Rate the characters hotness using any kind of scale you like.
  4. Feel free to pretend your character's are being forced to be honest if you prefer it.
  5. Profit
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⇨ MARCH ACTIVITY CHECK



AC PERIOD: MARCH 1ST - APRIL 6TH
ACTIVITY IS DUE: APRIL 6TH


DO YOUR ACTIVITY CHECK HERE!
DROPS AND HIATUSES FYI!
CASH IN REWARD POINTS HERE!


CHARACTERS ACCEPTED IN MARCH ONLY NEED TO DO A CHECK IN, ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY IS NOT REQUIRED.

New players can submit AC as normal if they wish, however, if they'd like to earn AC points. However, you must do one or the other and cannot submit a check in while also claiming bonus AC. Otherwise, a post stating that you are here is sufficient.

If anything seems weird, let the mods know! Primarily, do this by leaving a comment on this post. If you have any suggestions for new content rewards, let us know that too. If you are planning on dropping, please use the drop page ASAP to avoid being banned from future entry.

If you are confused about the AC system, then this is a good time to ask questions! It's also a good time to make recommendations if something about this doesn't seem right to you.
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+1 Nightrider(???)

Hello Lost Carnival folks, it's Kytha with EXCITING NEWS and by exciting I mean even more reason for characters to question the Ringmaster's judgement.

On Day 77, after taking some time to mull over it, Lambert will (mostly reluctantly) take up the position of Nightrider, accepting the offer the Ringmaster made him before they hit Alola. He'll be making an IC announcement about that change in role, though it will likely wait until all the aftermath from the icy hell Strange visits upon the Carnival has properly been dealt with.

It'll be harder to tell in Alola since he's glamored NOPE I'M A DOOF in general he'll be visibly be sporting a few new changes thanks to a badly-worded request to arm him a little more adequately for the job! CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, KIDS.

OOCly, of course, I don't expect this to go over smoothly. While Lambert's a decent fighter that's not at all the same thing as being a good leader, and he's obviously been with the Carnival for such a short time that I expect a good deal of IC 'WTF.' I'm open to plotting out shenanigans and him being pestered in general about the whole thing. This most directly affects Nightrunner characters and other Supervisors.
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[personal profile] walkonedge2017-03-28 11:31 pm

aaaand we're live!

Hello, carnival! Sarah here, and I bring you Ishida Yamato from Digimon Adventure Tri. nostalgia over 90s kids anime, i has it. He's fairly recent in terms of canon (as of Movie 3: Confession) and at the moment is a regular high school student, albeit one who's fronting a rather popular amateur high school rock band.

Anyway! He's going to be working as a Wardrobe Assistant and will very frankly admit that he got in on property damage charges, oops. He'll come off as a liiiitle bit prickly and standoffish because he's not very good at emotions unless it's perpetually frowning. He also has zero magic and/or abilities so expect him to also be very cautious and Suspicious by all the magic that's happening around him.

Also, he's going to be so confused about the Pokemon world because what, people catch them? And you can have more than one?! Someone please help to educate him.

I run on an Asia timezone, so the easiest way is to hit me up using journal (PM/comments are ok) or plurk ([plurk.com profile] thelightroyale). Looking forward to plotting and playing with all of you! ♥

Intro!

Alola, Lost Carnival! I'm Pazu and I'm bringing Rita Mordio from Tales of Vesperia into the game!

Rita is a hot-tempered genius mage and a huge tsundere. Her passion is studying magic and technology, and her patience for other people is in small supply. She can be rude and a total stick in the mud, but she has a soft side, somewhere under that prickly front.

In the carnival, she'll be putting her technical skills to work as a lighting/sfx tech. Her reason for joining the circus, despite having no interest in entertainment in general, is to learn about fae magic and otherworldly technology. For people whose canons have magic, she'll be eager to learn about that, too.

I'm looking forward to playing with everyone! You can find me on Plurk at [plurk.com profile] pzue.
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TEST DRIVE MEME #6

WELCOME TO THE SHOW!

Or, more specifically, Lost Carnival's test drive meme! This is an opportunity to try out your characters in the setting before you apply, or to put together samples for characters you've never played before. There are going to be options for both new arrivals and veteran characters. Before we get started, let's lay down some details:
  • You can read the full premise here.
  • Reserves and Applications are both currently OPEN.
  • You can apply as a newcomer or as a "veteran" character who has been in the carnival for up to three years. In the case of veteran characters, you will need to come up with an explanation of why they haven't been around the carnival recently.
  • TDM threads can be used as game canon after the fact if both characters are accepted and the players agree to it.
  • If you are interested in additional IC and OOC plot responsibilities, consider applying for a Supervisor position. Treasurer, and Wardrobe Manager are currently open. More roles that currently need filling are listed here!

PROMPTS ARE WITHIN! )
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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...

more details under the cut, click the cut y'all )
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⇨ STATE OF THE GAME

SIX MONTH ISH ANNIVERSARY

Hurray! It's actually a bit short on six months, actually more like five and a half, but we'll be getting there soon enough. Given that we've just wrapped up the first major plot arc of the game, however, it seemed like an appropriate time to make a discussion/HMD post for the general running of Lost Carnival. From a mod perspective, I've actually been quite happy with how things have been running recently, but if there are troubles or concerned that I am an unaware of it is helpful to know about them.

Feel free to use this post to tell us what you like or what you don't like about the way things are run at the moment, and we'll see what we can do about them. It's helpful to know what's going right so that we can do more of that, but it's also good to know what's going wrong so that we can mitigate any frustrations the best that we can. If you prefer anon, you can let us now about problems over at the Mod Contact, as the comments here will be public and unscreened, in order to promote discussion. I'll be making an effort to reply to everything I can, also.

There aren't actually a ton of subjects to touch on, as far as I can recall. I'll be doing some opinion polls, too, but I unfortunately can't do those from my unpaid mod account.

GAME CAP
We're not yet mega close to the place where a game cap would be necessary, but as we are currently hovering around the 50 character point, it seemed like a good time to start figuring out where to set the limit. My current thought is to cap the game at somewhere in the 75-100 range, because that seems to be about as big as a game like this can get without it becoming somewhat unwieldy. If you have any thoughts on this I'd love to hear about them, and I'll probably have a question related to it in the opinion polls based on any feedback I get.

CURRENT DIRECTION
So, since the entire vampires and hell adventure was exhausting IC and OOC, the current forecast is a few more chill performance tours (as you can see by the Alola event coming up) before we get into anything too major when it comes to metaplot. Gotta give people some time to start feeling secure again, of course. At the moment, the structure of Lost Carnival's mod plot is essentially broken up into arcs inspired by particular "Big Bads" who will cause trouble for the carnival in various ways, which Morningstar was the first of. Of course, the overall aims of Lost Carnival's journey is ultimately flexible, and I am both able and eager to take it in new directions based on what comes up and what is suggested to me.

If you've got any kinds of plot features you'd like to see more or, or opportunities you'd like to have on an IC level, go ahead an suggest them! Some things probably can't be managed due to OOC constraints, but I'm always interested in trying new things and taking other people's ideas into account.

In particular, I've been considering some potential future plot events that would result in the game format being changed for a few months at a time in order to allow for some experiences that the usual "performance tour" visits wouldn't account for. That is, a few months of break from the regular touring schedule before inevitably returning to it. This is also something I'd potentially like feedback on - obviously it is going to vary depending on context, but would taking breaks from the performance routine from time to time be something players would be interested in?

In terms of game info, I've been trying to keep the game timeline page up to date, and I've also added the multiverse theory page - a bit of extra reading that explains how the multiverse functions in Lost Carnival in terms of general jamjar stuff. Not mandatory information, but useful to characters who are curious about these things.


That's all I've got for now. I may add in some information up here if stuff comes up in discussion, but beyond that, I'd love to hear form you!
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⇨ New Location: ALOLA

PREPARATION
On Day 73, what remains of the Nightrunners will be asked to enter the new location first, to do a cursory security check. The Ringmaster isn't very concerned about this location for various reasons, but she will mention that there are a number of potentially powerful creatures that may or may not cause a fuss, so that they should check out the area to see if anything has been happening recently. In particular there are the guardian dieties that protect each island, and extra planar creatures called Ultra Beasts, but there shouldn't be any problem with either of them in the present timeline.

On Day 74 the new location will be open for visiting by the carnival workers. There will be a gateway through the trees that allows entry and exiting, and since the populus here is primarily normal humans, those with inhuman features will be disguised with a fae glamour that makes it so they will not stick out. Usually this means that the locals will see them as something fitting to their environment, while to other carnival workers they will appear the same as usual. For humans with fae traits, they will generally appear as they regular human forms, and for those that are more exotic their glamour image will usually end up as the closest approximate.

SETTING

Alola is a series of four islands on a planet reminiscent to but still fairly distinct from Earth. The most notable feature of this planet is that it is the home of a highly variable species of elemental creatures called Pokemon that live and work closely with the human natives. Pokemon take many forms, from something as simple to pigeon-like birds to something as grandiose as powerful elemental gods. Though the humans are very similar to the humans of other worlds, the culture of Alola and the other geographical regions tends towards the ideals of cooperation and kindness. Pollution is insignificant and scientific phenomenon like global warming have completely failed to occur due to scientific advancements and the civilization's predisposition towards problem solving.

While technology is more advanced that modern Earth, with things like cloning technology, hovering vehicles, and subspace storage in common usage, life among the general populace has remained simple and often quite picturesque. That isn't to say that the humans and Pokemon of this world are unfamiliar with concepts such as poverty or war, but they are less common than average from a multiversal perspective. Importantly, the people of Alola tend towards being friendly and helpful no matter who you are, and have a tendency to give out gifts to strangers for no reason what-so-ever.

MORE PLOT DETAILS BELOW )

+1 Gutter Child

Hey there, LC! I'm Serey, and this is Doll. Doll is a cockney cinnamon roll, too pure and good for her canon, a little manga called Kuroshitsuji, and probably for anything she's going to go through in this game. But hey, that's okay! Because she has family, her big brother Joker and her other-big-brother Snake. Surely together they will overcome any obstacles.

But she's pretty jazzed to meet just about anybody-- Doll is a serial friend-maker, and will friend at you and invade your personal space without warning. Don't try to run, she will find you. And she will feed you/offer to wash your back.

Doll has two jobs here at LC: makeup artist and acrobat. She's pretty good with brushes and jars of glittery stuff, she's been doing her own makeup at the Noah's Ark Circus for years-- because she has to do something to distract from the fact that half of her face is a fairly ugly-looking burn, right? But she's also a very skilled tightrope walker and acrobat, so she'll be performing as well.

Usually when she's running around the grounds and working, she looks like this rather androgynous, boisterous human: ; but when she performs, Doll slips into a sort of cold, aloof act, and tends to dress herself very girly and very fancy: . One might even claim the two are entirely different people.... 8D

Feel free to hit me up over at [plurk.com profile] kouject. Looking forward to playing with everybody!
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HELL PLOTTING

PLOTTING IN HELL
This is a plotting post for everyone who is going to be participating in RESCUE MISSION: HELL! Below I'm going to make top levels for every section, so that people can announce that they plan on tagging into certain threads and to do other planning.

HAVE FUN!
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⇨ ACTIVITY RESULTS FOR FEBRUARY

AC RESULTS
Everyone who has submitted AC will receive a comment either accepting their total or explaining what we need from them. Comment to this post or to our comment to let us know when you've made the change.

If you haven't submitted your AC at all you will need to do so within 24 HOURS or risk being wiped. Also, it's helpful if you link that submission here to let us know you've done so. Remember that you cannot spent your points on anything until your comment is passed. AC posts will be approved in the next few days - if you do not receive an approval or revision notice by then and your name is not on any of these lists, feel free to ask us what's going on in the event you've accidentally been skipped.

REMEMBER: If you are not going to submit AC, please use the drop post to let us know. Idling out of the game will bar you from entry for the next 3 months.

MISSING AC SUBMISSION
N/A


CONFIRMED HIATUS
Mitsuki Izumi


OFFICIAL DROPS
Mari Makinami


If you've been approved, those points are yours to spend!
⇨ REWARDS POST ⇦

(no subject)

Hello, Lost Carnival! I'm Joysweeper and I have here Scout, who's basically if Batman were a Jedi. Except friendlier, a girl, a teenager, having an inferiority complex... maybe not Batman. But she is really smart and good in a fight!

I'm bringing her in as a one-year veteran who was here from Rules Lawyers to Dracula World. Now she's back two years older, a little more closed and decidedly less prone to talking about how awesome the Jedi are, if your character knew her and would notice. I drew her with those veteran changes, too. (You can't see: she grew to about 5'10 and has nails made of brass.)

You can add me as [plurk.com profile] Joysweeper on Plurk, too.

+1 Younger Twin

Hello Fellow Carnies~!

My Name is Ashley and I brought Yukio Okumura along with me~! He is the younger brother of Rin Okumura and he is going to be helping you out as a Nurse! Please be kind to him and he apologizes for anything Rin has done, will do and is currently doing. XD


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⇨ FEBRUARY AC CHECK



AC PERIOD: FEBRUARY 1ST - MARCH 6TH
ACTIVITY IS DUE: MARCH 6TH


DO YOUR ACTIVITY CHECK HERE!
DROPS AND HIATUSES FYI!
CASH IN REWARD POINTS HERE!


BONUS AC RULES CHANGES
As mentioned in a mod plurk earlier this month, I decided to revamp the way I do bonus tag points in order to be hopefully less frustrating for everyone involved. This involved breaking tags into three categories, but I'm HOPING that it will actually make most threads easier to judge. See the new rules here:

CLICK TO READ! )


CHARACTERS ACCEPTED IN FEBRUARY ONLY NEED TO DO A CHECK IN, ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY IS NOT REQUIRED.

New players can submit AC as normal if they wish, however, if they'd like to earn AC points. Otherwise, a post stating that you are here is sufficient.

If anything seems weird, let the mods know! Primarily, do this by leaving a comment on this post. If you have any suggestions for new content rewards, let us know that too. If you are planning on dropping, please use the drop page ASAP to avoid being banned from future entry.

If you are confused about the AC system, then this is a good time to ask questions! It's also a good time to make recommendations if something about this doesn't seem right to you.