+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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⇨ New Location: THE TOURIST TRAP (SPECIAL EVENT)

PREPARATION
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.

SETTING

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.'

A LOT MORE INFO TO FOLLOW )
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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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⇨ MOD RECRUITMENT POST!

LOOKING FOR MODS
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.
Additional Notes:


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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⇨ ACTIVITY RESULTS FOR APRIL

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
Castiel


CONFIRMED HIATUS
Yukio Okumura


OFFICIAL DROPS
Koel Babic


If you've been approved, those points are yours to spend!
⇨ REWARDS POST ⇦
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[personal profile] myownpearl2017-05-07 12:03 am

+1 Crystal Gem



RUN AWAY!

Greetings Carnival crew! I'm Erica and I gave in to a whim and am bringing you Bird Mom Pearl from Steven Universe. She is a gem from Homeworld and is thousands of years old. She used to be part of a rebellion to save the Earth, no big deal, and now she takes care of her ex-girlfriend's friend's son. She's super organized and a little dramatic...which is good because she's about to be a performer for the carnival here. And I just realized how ironic that is since she got put on contract cause she caught a show without paying. Whoops.

If you want to know more I've got all her info posted in the right places.

Also, feel free to friend me on plurk ([plurk.com profile] bouncyerbear) or discord (bouncyerbear #9190). I totally look forward to playing here with you all.

+1 275 year old badass & your new Changes Specialist


Hey all, this is Rowan, brand new to the tents and bringing you Helen Magnus, who's been helping Abnomals in her own world adjust to their own changes, keep them safe, and keep the dangerous ones from hurting others for three hundred years, give or take twenty-thirty years where she was a normal human being.  Full info on how she went from normal to Abnormal can be found here, on her application. She has a few degrees, one of the medical and is a surgeon in her own right.  

Doing drugs with your best University mates is awesome, right?

Having trouble with your own changes?  Come say hi to your new resident expert.

I've a navigation page up on her journal, so give it a click and that should get you where you want to go.

As for me, you can find me [plurk.com profile] lightbirbs on Plurk and my Discord is lightbirbs#9612.  Don't be shy, I'm the last thing in the universe that'll bite you.
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⇨ APRIL ACTIVITY CHECK



AC PERIOD: APRIL 1ST - MAY 5TH
ACTIVITY IS DUE: MAY 5TH


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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TEST DRIVE MEME #7

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, but will be CLOSING ON MAY 31ST! There is an upcoming game event that is going to make new arrivals during that period impractical.
  • 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, Aquisitioner, and Wardrobe Manager are currently open. Otherwise, we're pretty much down for anything, roles wise.

PROMPTS ARE WITHIN! )

LC KINK MEME

  1. Go anon.
  2. Request smut.
  3. Write smut
  4. Have fun~
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[personal profile] showmystar2017-04-26 07:54 pm

+1 clown! (not sorry)



Hey guys! This is Nico, coming back with Allen Walker from D.Gray-man! You might remember me from January--I idled out with Nicolas Brown due to real life issues... Job and living situation related. It was bad, and I'm really sorry for dropping out like that. This time around, I'm here for a long while! Things have improved, and I'm excited to get started again and see where Allen goes with everyone here.

Now that that's outta the way! Although he'll be working as a clown here, Allen is an Exorcist with a penchant for getting lost and killing himself to save people. (Ah, martyr hero syndrome.) His eye is CursedTM and his left arm is made up of Raw Divine PowerTM, the only weapon that works against Akuma, basically souls-turned-demon. His eye reacts to demonic presences, and can be used to track them if they're close enough! Funny, though, he's possessed by a dark presence, himself...

tl;dr permissions post is here if you wanna play with any of that. More info on him here. Hit me up at [plurk.com profile] NicoNicola for whatever!

He's not that scary a clown. I promise.
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⇨ HELLBOUND HALLOWS: A PLOTTING POST

GAME CUBE PLOTTING
As mentioned in the Mainframe location write up, during the carnival’s stay there, some unfortunate carnival members are going to end up having to play A Game. Simplistically put, this means that those pulled into the Game will have to take the part of the NPCs in a computer game, with their goal being to stop “the User” (also known at the Player) from winning. How do they do this?



Mostly by making the Game hard enough that the User can’t beat it. If you’ve ever been so mad at a video game that you rage quit or run out of lives, that’s what the characters inside the Game will be trying to inflict upon the User. Unfortunately , most people will be without their powers, and the Users will be designed to be proportionally a lot more powerful than the carnival workers and programs that will be fighting against it – and the cost of failure is permanent nullification. That is, turning into a rainbow slug and losing all sense of self.

The Game NPCs will have to work together in order to defeat the Users. Fortunately, they also have the advantage of being able to REBOOT.


Honestly, canon Reboot is otherwise irrelevant to this. )
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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!