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[sticky entry] Sticky: ⇨ TEST DRIVE MEME: SUMMERLANDS

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 (and should) read the full premise here.
  • Reserves and Applications are 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, the players agree to it, and it makes any sense contextually.
  • If you are interested in additional IC and OOC plot responsibilities, consider applying for a Supervisor position. Head Cook and Treasurer are currently open. Otherwise, we're pretty much down for anything, roles wise.

PROMPTS ARE WITHIN! )

iiiit's a heart meme

The E X P A N D E D Heart Meter Meme



You know the drill:

Comment with your character.
Copy/paste the appropriate hearts to reply to other characters.
Fill in alternate text as desired.
Alternatively you can just write an IC letter from your character to theirs cause mobile is terrible for hearts. Basically the same thing.


Read more... )

Snatches from this heart meme here. Which has probably been snatched from a dozen other sources.
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⇨ ACTIVITY RESULTS FOR JULY

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
Tanyuu Karibusa


CONFIRMED HIATUS
Adrien Agreste
Jack Atlas
Tanyuu Karibusa (Half AC)


OFFICIAL DROPS
Invader Zim
Amethyst
Pearl
Greg Universe
Vincent Valentine


If you've been approved, those points are yours to spend!
⇨ REWARDS POST ⇦
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+1 motorcycle riding bird

Hi everyone, my name is TEN (not the other ten) and I am fresh meat bringing you Crow Hogan from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's! He's a newbie arriving after making a deal with the Ringmaster to bring back his kids from not-actually death, and will be working as a repairman.

All you need to know about Crow is that he is small and angry and ready to punch all of his canonmates for various reasons--

Ok but for reals, Crow is just a dude who lived on the streets of an island city that is basically a dumping ground for trash and spends his time trying to raise a gaggle of orphaned children while living in poverty. But he's determined to give his children a better future, so he's ready to fite everyone who'll take that away from them. He'll be arriving extremely ticked off since he's arriving from a canon point where his kids are 'dead', but when he's not angry, he's an andrenaline junkie who loves nothing more than going fast on his motorbike.

Looking forward to playing with everyone, and I can be contacted at [plurk.com profile] jesii for plotting!

(I also just got back from literally 24 hours of flying, so I am dead tired, but it's great to be here!)

+1 Noah

Good evening~

My name is Desh and I will be bringing you Tyki Mikk from D.Gray-man. He'll be arriving on Day 145 in order to lose a horrid game of strip poker to the Ringmaster that he won't ever talk about unless coerced. In the Carnival he'll be working as a Magician/Conman.

Tyki is a Victorian Noble that dresses to perfection and has a lazy if not charming attitude about him. Despite being an antagonist in D.Gray-man with his violent and nihilistic tendencies he can actually be a pretty decent guy. He'll actively seek friendships and comrades like any ordinary man and his loyalty in the long run is worth having. He's sympathetic to humans even if his family is out to destroy them and he will actively play that part in his world eventually. D.Gray-man is a little vague on terms of technology given how magic is the only real factor to anything really working towards a modern civilization sort of theme. It means common things like cellphones, the internet, TV, microwaves, washing machines will be foreign to him. Also food such as pizza and hot dogs may be lost on him entirely. Please help this poor, poor man.

As the Noah of Pleasure he'll try to indulge in daily comforts such as food, wine, woman, friends, smoking and gambling. Killing and fighting is also a huge thrill of his but it is not necessary. He won't start a fight but he'll sure as hell end it. FRIENDS OF ALLEN WALKER at least be aware he might stalk you a little and anyone religious he might pick at given his hatred of God yet he'll have no ill intentions to any of them. It's just habit.

I welcome all CR and look forward to playing with all of you. My plurk is [plurk.com profile] mister_hyde and I can be reached also by PM or Discord: Tyki Mikk#0824!
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⇨ JULY ACTIVITY CHECK



AC PERIOD: JULY 1ST - AUG 6TH
ACTIVITY IS DUE: AUG 6TH


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

DAYS OF WINTER PT1 & PT2 COUNT AS ONE EVENT LOG FOR THIS MONTH.

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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⇨ New Location: THE SUMMERLANDS

PREPARATION
This time, there is no preparation. When the Severing was broken, the Ringmaster immediately returned everyone to the carnival, no matter their earthly location - only to then drag the carnival's realm all the way to the Summerlands right after. As the workers arrive, they will have been scattered around the carnival grounds, back in their original bodies - including their old faerie changes, of course, plus perhaps a few new ones. Bodies and memories will return to what they were before Portland, and while the life they lived there will stay with them as memories, they will only now be left to fully contemplate what they just experienced.

SETTING

The Summerlands are an idyllic realm of glorious mountain-top cities and vast fields of flowers and grass. It is inhabited almost entirely by the Summer Fae, a faction of the Summer Court which broken ties with their Arcadia homeland a long time ago. Veterans that have been with the carnival since the vampire's first attack will remember staying here for a couple months while everyone was recovering. The fae here will remember those workers as well, with an accuracy that is sometimes eerie.

There is plenty to do in the Summer Fae's city - though there is far more space than there is people, given that there are only a few hundred fae present here. There is no shortage of good food, music, and dancing - with plenty of other amenities like waterfall-side pools and gardens filled with small miracles. All workers will be offered rooms they can stay in within the city if they prefer, but they are also welcome to stay within the carnival grounds if that makes them more comfortable. There is magical wildlife of various sorts, but none of it is particularly aggressive beyond basic predatory tendencies.

The days and nights and both of pleasant temperature and weather. It's only major downside is that the peaceful and unchanging nature of civilization can come across as unsettling to those unaccustomed. Once you have been welcomed here, it's like you never left.


MORE PLOT DETAILS BELOW )
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⇨ THE TOURIST TRAP: EVENT REWARDS

EVENT REWARDS!

The end of the event is drawing near, and while some investigation is still being resolved, the bulk of the plot's mysteries have been exposed in some form or another. This means it's time to talk about what will be happening as this event comes to a close - and in the case of this particular post, what your characters will be taking away from it!

The event will be ending with the Winter Court attempting to take control of the Severing Spell on the night of Halloween. It will be the player's role to make sure they are able to take control of it in order to bring it down, or at least to get everyone back to the carnival. How exactly that will play out is still up in the air, but once everyone is returned to the carnival (one way or the other) they will retain some memories and skills from their alternate lives.

Everything that occurred during the month long event will be in perfect clarity, but memories of their alternate backstories will be fuzzier, and will conflict less harshly as their true histories reassert dominance. However, that doesn't mean that new identity and new history is gone for good. Complete or not, it will still be a part of your character, and major backstory events will remain in mind, even if it feels more distant and confused than their original lives.

Beyond those memories, the characters will be able to potentially bring some other traits and skills with them, as outlined in this post.

POSSIBLE GOODIES, BENEATH THE CUT )
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⇨ CONFLICT RESOLUTION: DICE ROLLS

CONFLICT: RITUAL COMPONENT

The time has come to decide who is coming up on top in the battle for the ritual component required for the execution and control of the spell intended to take control of the Severing. As voted by the players, this will be decided by dice rolls, modified with bonuses based on the in-game situation and player character support. There's going to be some cause and effect here, so each stage will have to be rolled separately, as how much they win or lose by may effect them in the next conflict.

The dice are going to be rolled publicly on the mod plurk ([plurk.com profile] lostcarnival), and the results will be posted here. This is an organizational post to make sure this information all ends up in the same place, and is publicly accessible to all players. Each team requires two things to successfully take control of the Severing: this ritual component, and a powerful caster with a blood connection to one of the rewritten carnival members, who will be used as a catalyst. The catalyst must be at least half human. Here is a rundown of the current teams:
THIS AND MORE, BENEATH THE CUT )
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kind-of-sort-of plotting post for week 3

Hey all! With Week 3 upon us, and things taking a turn more for the plot-heavy, I thought it might be useful to put up an OOC post for coordinating/touching base to facilitate characters bumping into each other, regaining more memories, etc. Feel free to us this post to sound off about what your character's been up to, if you're looking to play something in particular, and whether they're thinking of joining a faction.

Please put your character names in headers for ease of searching, and here's an optional and totally non-mandatory form, in case you're like me and like having something to put your ducks in a row. Delete whatever sections you feel like you don't need!

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⇨ ACTIVITY RESULTS FOR JUNE

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
Vincent Valentine


CONFIRMED HIATUS
Hinawa
Tanyuu


OFFICIAL DROPS
Elsa
Helen Magnus
Jimmy Novak
Lars
Lucifer
Madhuri
Renzo Shima
Sherlock Holmes
Will Zimmerman


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



AC PERIOD: JUNE 1ST - JULY 5TH
ACTIVITY IS DUE: JULY 5TH


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


CHARACTERS ACCEPTED IN MAY 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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⇨ TOURIST TRAP FINALE OPINION POLL

FINALE OPINION POLL
Sans is back to make another important event opinion poll, regarding how things should be resolved in the Tourist Trap event. We are moving into month two, which means we need to start considering how all of this is going to end. There are multiples ways it could be plotted from a mod perspective, and I would like you perspective on which options seems the most exciting/most satisfying.

But before the poll, I'm going to give a more thorough explanation of what each option means. Each "team" in this sense is something like, the Angel Team, or the Summer Court, who are all vying for different end goals. The winner of each of these options would decide where the final conflicts occur at the end of the event, and not necessarily who will win out over all. (Consider it a method of determining who starts out with the major advantage.

  1. PLAYER POLL: Choosing this option means that you'd like the mods to just explain to you what "sides" there are to the plot struggle at the moment, and have you decide which angle you'd like the endgame plot to take based on popular vote.
  2. DICE ROLLS: Based on the current situation and the current power dynamics between "sides", each group would be given a numerical advantage or disadvantage and then publicly rolled against each other to see which team comes out on top.
  3. MOD DECISION: The mods just plot out a series of events based on what seems the most likely/most interesting, based on the current IC climate.

With that explained, what is your preference? Feel free to ask clarifying question. Regardless of which options gets picked, there will be a Month 2 plotting post going up to help figure out where people are getting involved.

Poll #18535 FINALE OPINION POLL
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 20

Which method of determining a plot ending scenario do you prefer?

PLAYER POLL
4 (20.0%)

DICE ROLLS
13 (65.0%)

MOD DECISION
3 (15.0%)

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Ongoing slow

I apologize for my recent slowness, and ... sadly it will be continuing. Due to rl medical issues, I will be doing what I can as I can but it may be a bit between tags. Please bear with me!
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⇨ EVENT RATINGS AND PREFERENCES OPINION POLL

OPINION POLL TIME
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.

HELP A MOD, ANSWER THE POLL )
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⇨ ACTIVITY RESULTS FOR MAY

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
Sophie Welman



CONFIRMED HIATUS
N/A


OFFICIAL DROPS
Annabelle Blishwick
Jamie Hemeros


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

IC ANON DARE MEME

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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⇨ MAY ACTIVITY CHECK



AC PERIOD: MAY 1ST - JUNE 7TH
ACTIVITY IS DUE: JUNE 7TH


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


CHARACTERS ACCEPTED IN APRIL 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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[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!