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[sticky entry] Sticky: ⇨ The Tourist Trap: OFFICIAL AU ROLE CALL


Now that you've had a week to plan, this is the official role call post for the AU. Please reply to whatever header your character is included in with a summary of their role in Portland, with your character's name in the post subject. You can just copy and paste summaries used in the plotting post if you like, though for the same of mod plotting I would ask that you name and bold any of the following in your descriptions:
  1. Organizations: If your character is in a group or organization of any kind, please bold it! This will be important for the dispensing of IC clues and NPC attention.
  2. NPC Connections: If your character has a powerful NPC of any kind that they are connection to, please list and bold them. The mods will be writing some of these NPCs into the metaplot, and we can't do that if we don't know they exist!
  3. Meetup Points: If your character runs or is affiliated with anything that could be considered a supernatural hangout, it would be useful to make them easy to find, for the sakes of people who want to know what kind of places will be available in Portland for their characters to hang out.
Confirming your concepts in this post is not mandatory, but I would super appreciate anyone who does. If you do not reply to this post, your character will not be tied into the metaplot. Additionally, I will give everyone who does reply a +2 AC point bonus to their next activity check, per character they reply with.

Concepts are due May 31st.
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[sticky entry] Sticky: ⇨ New Location: THE TOURIST TRAP (SPECIAL EVENT)

Events leading up to this location will be as normal. After Mainframe, the carnival will go into its usual travelling/transitional period for a few days, with no particular warnings or expectations. Normally this would be where I explain how the characters will entering the setting and what they will immediately see, but this is not a normal occasion.

Mostly because no one will have any idea how or why the carnival entered this universe - in fact, they may not remember entering anywhere at all.


Portland, USA is similar to the one of our modern earth in many ways, even if some of those are purely superficial. Importantly, it is the urban fantasy equivalent, meaning that standard city life is underlain with a complex civilization of 'supernaturals,' whose actions have the tendency to shake the world in unseen ways. It's a common formula in the multiverse, and some carnival workers may even come from a world much like it. The major difference here is this world in particular has managed to pull the carnival into its snare in an unprecedented way.

From the start of this visit an onward, the carnival will be rewritten into this world's rules - and in more than just a superficial sense. On day one, your characters will find themselves having awoken into completely new lives, with potentially no memory of anything that came before. How exactly this transition took place will start out unclear, and this will be a plot heavy narrative centered around investigation and the discovery of what has happened, and how those trapped here can leave.

Twenty five years ago, this world underwent a process sometimes know as "the Severing", in which a magical ritual of great power was used to severe the ties between earth and a number of otherworldly realms that had been cross-inhabiting it. The realms of faerie, heaven, and hell were disconnected entirely, stranding many of their members on earth with no way of returning home. The details of this ritual and its purpose are elusive, but its effects have spanned the globe.

Most supernatural stuff in this world is simply referred to as "magic", which is built upon an animistic reality in which all living creatures and all objects have some essence of "spirit" that can be interacted with. Casting and ritual magic is primarily centered upon esoteric means of interacting with these spirits in order to invoke various effects, while the magic of many supernatural creatures are considered to be innate traits of their species.

NOTE: This is a setting where magic is basically a "known secret", in that many people are factually aware of the supernatural, but it doesn't get talked about in public. Most people have probably seen something weird at some point in their life, but the supernatural is not officially recognized in society. Most of humanity does its best to try to pretend it doesn't exist, in order to avoid gaining the wrong kind of attention. So, you couldn't talk about doing magic on live TV, but there are a lot of places where you could get away with people seeing your supernatural traits if you keep to the 'underground.'

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Hello everyone, this is Quix, posting from my Sans journal because you need to have a paid account to make polls! This is just a general opinion poll about various events that have happened in Lost Carnival, and I would like you to rate your opinion of each one on a scale of 1 to 5. This doesn't necessarily have to reflect your personal experience with it (if you had a hard time because of IRL circumstances or you just got lost for reasons that weren't the fault of the event itself), but should rather give an impression of your outlook towards events like the listed one in a more general sense.

As you've probably guessed, the intent is for me to learn about what has worked and what hasn't worked as far as the players are concerned, so that I can keep that in mind when planning events in the future. Obviously, feedback on the current AU event will be incomplete, but you can comment based on your opinion on it so far.

You are also quite welcome to go into more detail in the comments if you have more complex opinions on a particular subject. Also, there are some questions at the end that are more specific.

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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.

Sophie Welman


Annabelle Blishwick
Jamie Hemeros

If you've been approved, those points are yours to spend!


SO for anyone who hasn't done this before, it's pretty simple!

- Leave a blank toplevel comment for each of your characters.

- Leave anonymous comments on other people's toplevels, where your character can dare others to do... basically whatever they want to dare them to do. Just go for it.

- Respond to dares! Have your character react to the dare IC, and/or thread them carrying it out if you want! For example, if Character A is dared to stick a "kick me" sign on Character B, you could go find Character B's toplevel and comment with the sign-sticking.

- Make sure to mark threads that require warnings, turn NSFW, etc.

Have fun!
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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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[personal profile] kingofd2017-06-01 06:23 pm

+ very loud former king

Hello! I'm Val and I did the Akira bike slide in at the last minute to bring you guys Jack Atlas from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, better known as that show with card games on motorcycles.

I'm really excited to be here and play with you guys! Jack's kind of abrasive and always loud, he's not very tactful and has almost 0 life skills, but he's a good guy once you get past his spiky exterior! Also, he likes dueling.

I've got no idea what I wanna do for the AU event, or if I'll be backdating an intro for him, but I'll definitely be diving in as soon as I figure it out. I also see we have an Arc-V cast and I know AU!Jack appears in that, but I'm not canon familiar, so this ought to be fun!

I can be found on plurk at [plurk.com profile] danderly and discord at Killunya#1135 if you want to plot, add me, or reach me for any reason.
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[personal profile] moonfang2017-06-01 02:19 pm

who wants a sword jerk?

What? No one? Well too bad, cause you're all getting one anyway!

Fishbone here again, player of Rin Okumura, with Zangetsu (the white one) from Bleach! Also known as Hollow Ichigo, Zangetsu is the spirit of Ichigo's zanpakutou, or sword, and the seat of his power. He's here with his own ghost body (and gigai, a fake body for other worlds) and a contract to protect himself and Ichigo from the big bad's precog ability. He'll be patrollin' and theivin' and having as much "fun" as he can without pissing off the Ringmaster.

For the AU event, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOIN YET. Open to suggestions.

As always, I can be found on plurk, with the new username [plurk.com profile] DrFishbone!
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+1 diamond

Squeaking in just under the wire. Hello, I am ten, and I am new to Carnival. I picked up Blue here, who is one of three matriarchs of the Diamond Authority. She's uh. Rather condescending in a 'you're all pets and I love you' sort of way with ONE GLARING EXCEPTION, and will now be working in administration with Treasury and Acquisitions as part of a bargain instead of accidentally turning up.

I can be found on plurk at tenages! If it is needed I do have an opt out page, feel free to hit it up if the idea of dealing with Blue's everything or me is uncomfortable.
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[personal profile] espigeon2017-05-26 02:34 pm

Need a little dove in your life?

How about a really big one?

This is Joysweeper, player of Scout([personal profile] stillwinningthehardway), here with my second character: Julien Delacroix! Sunny, friendly, laid back, secretive when he shouldn't be, and a new wardrobe assistant!

He was human but turned into a ludicrously huge talking pigeonlike creature in order to help fight aliens, and then after getting used to that gained the ability to spawn and control a human body, so he has two at once sometimes. He has no idea how to feel about that and is going to try to hide it at first because of course he is. Here look! Note, at first he's got black hair and nearly black eyes, the blue's going to come in early.

He's based on an AU of a Hatoful Boyfriend character which ended up so unlike that character that he basically was an OC even then. I'm so excited to get to play him again. Please someone find out that he's not the selkie he's going to pretend he is. Please!

I'm getting up a hashing-out-an-AU post now. Excite!
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+1 trashy elf chef (and wizard)

Hail and well met, my dudes! This is Raina, and I am bringing you my first muse here: Taako, America's favorite wizard! For those of you who aren't familiar, he is a player character from the D&D podcast The Adventure Zone! He's a sun elf wizard, an excellent chef, and an asshole. I hope yall enjoy him.

My plurk is marshmallowvodka, feel free to add me or private plurk me anytime!


Heyo peeps, the name's Drag! Hopefully none of you guys recognize me from way back. And I brought a dumb banana into the carnival!

Yes he's a YGO character, yes he plays the card game on motorcycles. Yes he knows of a Jack Atlas. But no he's not familiar with where Carly's from.

When he's not messing around with his bike, Yugo's gonna be a new and returning daredevil! Back into the limelight, yeah! Also he's actually a veteran, so he has quite a few bits that resemble his ace- Clear Wing Synchro Dragon, so he won't be too hard to miss.

Can't say the same for the other way around, Yugo's really good (which is bad) with having tunnel vision.

You can find me on Plurk at [plurk.com profile] DragonScope and I'm also on the Discord as Drag#4844.

+1 Support/DPS

Howdy, carnies and gentlenerds! I'm Ami, and I'm brand new here.

I'm bringing my FF14 character, Madhuri, into the mix. She's an upbeat, flirty bard and a dancer, and thanks to her abilities in the former, she's got that enchanted voice thing going for her. I thought, 'hmm, something siren-like', and built a character around that. Also, yes, the horns, scales and tail are all her own. She lived and worked in cabaret, and had always wanted to run away to the circus.

So here we are. Madhuri is a showman, and is tasked with creating and running her own show. Of course, she's thinking of cabaret (with maybe some normal shows sprinkled in to stay family-friendly, gosh)! So her question is: Which of y'all would look good in garters and stockings? I see some folks in the back who could raise their hands and live a little~ Don't dream it. Be it.

Anyway, my plurk is [plurk.com profile] MechaPony, and my discord is RainbowDonut#5538. I'm a little chatty and for the most part I don't bite. I nibble.

As for the folks I threaded with in the TDM- I'm so sorry! Got dragged off across the country for a wedding just after I tagged in. If you'd like to keep going, let me know, or I can just hit you up in an official sense here in the game and start fresh.

Anyway, here's her app for reference of personality and abilities if you need it. Nice to meetcha!

+1 alien trash

Hello all, my name is Pan and I am brand new, apologizing in advance for bringing you all the dumpster fire that is Zim from Invader Zim. Most of you are probably at least aware of the show, but for those who are not Invader Zim was a cartoon on Nickelodeon in the 00's by Jhonen Vasquez. It's mostly known for spawning really obnoxious catchphrases and helping make Hot Topic mainstream. Right now it's a comic and it's coming back for a movie!

Zim is a little green alien trying to conquer Earth. He is mostly terrible and yells a lot. I'm sorry. Here is a gif that sums him up:

I can be reached at [plurk.com profile] diremuta and on discord at pan#2663. I've got permissions/opt-out over here, because I know he isn't for everyone.
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A quick couple of questions for folks with nightrunner/engineering characters!

As you might've noticed, Lambert asked Peridot & the engineering types to come up with stuff for a training yard/obstacle course deal, to be finished by the end of their stay at Mainframe. IN RELATION TO THAT:

1. What would your character have contributed/suggested adding to it? This is mostly for descriptive purposes of what can be found there. FOR EXAMPLE: since Peridot thinks lasers should go on everything, higher difficulties on the course have optional lasers on everything. A short comment on this post will do!

2. Are people interested in a mingle/interaction log for construction activities/testing of various shit to go into it? FOR EXAMPLE: 'make sure your obstacle of DEATH is actually a metaphorical death, because literal death would be bad and make the doctors unhappy!' I kind of assumed most of the construction would be handwaved, but if there's any interest in that I'm happy to put one up. :|a Anyone'd be welcome to tag in with what your character's up to during this/sniff around what's going on.

So far the only features committed to are a small arena (for good ol' fashioned PvP/sparring) with a moat around it (also lasers for some reason?1), a obstacle course circuit that goes around the perimeter of the area, and drones that act as ~features~ for the higher levels of the obstacle course (which absolutely have lasers |D).
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[personal profile] chattypuns2017-05-15 10:25 am

+1 cat-themed superhero

Hi guys, Kya (Susan's player) here with my second character - Adrien Agreste from Miraculous Ladybug. For those who don't know the series, Adrien is the son of a famous fashion designer, and so even though he was raised with tons of money and the like, he's also been kept cooped up at home his entire life. Overall he's a good kid, and his only real talents are things he's done as extracurricular activities - fencing, piano, Chinese, and modeling. Secretly though Adrien is also a superhero - using the ring he always wears, he can transform into the superhero Cat Noir, who has all the usual superhero fare skills-wise - enhanced strength, speed, flexibility, etc. - as well as the ability to destroy any one thing he chooses per transformation. It's pretty sweet.

Adrien is going to be a game operator here, while as Cat Noir he will be a daredevil! He's going to try to keep up the whole superhero secret identity thing, at least at first, so expect silly shenanigans there as he tries to keep those two lives and jobs separate.

Anyways, feel free to check out his info post and app if you like, and if you haven't added me on plurk yet you can find me at [plurk.com profile] moirallegiance!

+1 random guy

Hey all, I'm Alex and I'm bringing Will Zimmerman of the show Sanctuary into the game. He's your ordinary human with a slight quirk of being able to see little clues, much like Sherlock Holmes, and he's had some small experience turning into things other than human, so! He'll be right at home here, haha.

He's going to be helping out with the Carnival menagerie.

You can reach me at [plurk.com profile] chocoballs, or my Discord is chocoballs#5292 . I'm excited to be in the game!
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HELLO! This is Quix, also known as your head mod! Since the game has been going for a while and there are a lot of great players here, I figured it was about time to see about recruiting help for certain aspects of the game - that is, I’m looking to possibly bring on an additional mod or two! (Also, someone’s comments reminded me that I should, because I’ve been thinking about it for a while.)

At the very least, it would be helpful to see what people in the game are willing to offer, particularly when it comes to things like plotting and NPCing. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and submit it to this post! The replies are screened so you don’t have to be insecure about your mod resume or what have you. All replies are appreciated, even if you’re only offering things like list help - it’s good to know the offer is there!

Name: Your name.
Characters: Characters you play, or have played, in game.

Past Modding Experience: Please explain any experience you have with past RP modding - it doesn’t have to be on Dreamwidth or Livejournal. Also, though it almost certainly won’t be a dealbreaker on my end, it’d be helpful to know if you’ve been involved in any major drama explosions when it comes to modding. It happens - it’s just helpful to know in advance in case it gets brought up in the future.

Modding Tasks of Interest: (State what your level of interest in each task is.)
► Plot Moderation: Helping to coordinate and write up plot events, especially ones related to the game’s central events or metaplots.
► Longterm NPCing: Potentially playing a character that is part of the central cast (like the Ringmaster), or one that shows up on a reoccuring basis.
► Shorterm NPCing: Playing major, event-based characters that may only show up at one location but are central while the carnival is there.
► Activity Check Maintenance: Approving monthly activity checks and verifying that players are claiming the right number of AC points.
► General List Moderation: Adding or removing things from any of the game lists.
► Application Judging: This is not often needed (there are a few people that help me already), but its good to know, just in case.
► Other (Explain):

Time Availability: How much time do you have to dedicated to mod stuff? Are you in a lot of other games that require your attention? Is your life just hectic in general? Any information that’s helpful to know about your schedule.
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Fresh meat.

Hey. I'm Yuu. I'll be bringing in Lucifer from The Devil is a Part-Timer. I'm available on Plurk at [plurk.com profile] Hoshiroyama and on Discord at Hoshiroyama#9865. To be honest, I'll probably respond to PMs quicker, but I'll check both periodically.

Lucifer is a tech freak and received many video games from the Ringmaster in return for his loyalty at the carnival. When he's not working, he'll be in his trailer playing video games, eavesdropping on ALL the radio channels, and generally causing small bursts of controlled mayhem for the lulz. In addition to the info and contact on my journal, I have a permissions post here in case you ever have questions.

...Like Lucifer here, I'm not so good with the "being good at socializing" thing so I'm gonna end this here. Nice to meet you all.
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Koel Babic

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