kingsroads: (dude just stop that)
2017-04-11 12:38 pm

threads; mask or menace

holy shit y'all it's a thread tracker
april 2017
kingsroads: (well drat now)
2017-04-08 04:51 pm

mask or menace permission post



✨ First Impressions

♚ VISUAL: So, on a good day, Strange looks like what people would expect a magician to look like: tall, pale, skinny and striking, like hella Byronesque. He has dark hair with flecks of gray throughout.
♚ FASHION: Layers upon layers upon layers. Of course he's going to wear a shirt and then a vest and then a waistcoat and then an actual coat plus a cravat, why wouldn't he? Now that he's in modern world, he's likely to change up his wardrobe a bit, but he'll tend towards clothes that are pseudo1800s as well as in neutral tones: lots of greens, browns, and blacks.
♚ DEMEANOUR:
- generally carries himself with a respectable air
- he is a gentleman!
- nosy and inquisitive and hey let's bother this, I want to bother this
There's also sort of a weighty sadness around him because coping with your wife's death is for losers.
♚ AURAL: British and sort of upper crust. Strange's voice isn't too deep and isn't too high pitched. He is DEFINITELY prone to showing his emotions, voice jumping all over the emotional spectrum with his moods.
♚ OLFACTORY: That's a good question. Likely, Strange smells faintly like smoke (he keeps using candles in his spells) and more strongly like whatever nasty thing he's currently using in a spell.
♚ MENTAL INFORMATION: Any sort of creepy telepathing would be able to pick up that he doesn't take loss well in the slightest and is far too impulsive for his own good. There's also potential for some crazy shit going on. Thankfully, Strange is at a canonpoint pre-madness but he's at least had the idea to deliberately drive himself mad in order to better see a fairy.
♚ MAGICAL INFORMATION: just look at his app, the man is WAY TOO FRICKEN OP and definitely reads as "magician!" and "has magic!" and "he's very human but also very magical."


✨ OOC

♚ BACKTAGGING: I'll backtag until the cows come home. however, I'll prioritize plot important threads in my backtagging.
♚ FOURTHWALLING: blanket nope! Because really, how many people would know about the series to begin with.
♚ PHYSICAL AFFECTION: ???? Kissing???? What do? Some physical affection would be alright, but Strange isn't going to progress beyond gently placing a hand on someone/those sort of calm, platonic sort of gestures. He's massively hung up about his wife.
♚ PHYSICAL VIOLENCE: He is a gentleman and gentlemen do not fight or kill people or anything like that! Needless to say, this is all a very dignified way of saying it is way too easy to punch Jonathan Strange's face in, because he won't be expecting physical violence in the slightest.
♚ RELATIONSHIPS: he's married and still hung up over his wife (her name is Arabella and she's so pretty and he loves her soooooo much) so yeah, relationships ain't gonna happen unless your name is Arabella and you're so smart and beautiful and amazing and totally not a tree.



✨ Permissions

♚ SUMMONING: Part of Strange's magic lets him summon a fairy. Ideally back home he'd summon a fairy to make a bargain with it, but new world, new rules, the sort of magician/fairy bargain ain't gonna take!
♚ SCRYING: Strange can see where people are via scrying! Can he do this with your character?
♚ TRAVELING: Can he just show up randomly where you are via teleportation? He usually travels via mirrors, which limits where he can go, though he can travel via puddles if need be.
♚ PERCEPTION: Strange can slightly perceive magical spells and when other people are using magic. He's not as good at this as some other magicians, so it's entirely possible he just doesn't feel when someone's using a spell or as the plot demands.
♚ OTHER MAGICAL NONSENSE: He's got a whole host of other magical nonsense (making weather, making sand into sand horses, teleporting via puddles & mirrors, so on and so forth). If your character's got any sort of thing that means they'd rather not deal with said magical nonsense, please tell me! Likewise, if there's something you don't want your character to see (like, don't use fire magic around Frankenstein's monster) then this is the place to say so! Really, this question is mostly because Strange is ridiculous and I know I can't cover all my bases, so this is the bases covering question.
♚ CODE: Please fill out the form below and reply to this post!



kingsroads: (judging all y'alls choices)
2017-04-08 04:46 pm

mask or menace ic contact


The voicemail is the pre-recorded standard voicemail that comes on the communicator.
Eventually Strange will change it.
Maybe.
If he actually remembers to do so.

( voice, video, letter, action )
kingsroads: (Default)
2017-03-19 09:24 pm

(no subject)

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, he summons an ice faerie who's yet another one of the Ringmaster's former flings a bit of a dick. Nothing actively harmful will happen to the characters, but for the entire day, the ice faerie will be hanging around, just generally causing trouble and making things inconvenient for everybody. Most of the cold effects will be hanging around the carnival but some will slip through into Alola. Notably...

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

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

SCAVENGER HUNT

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

For those not getting messed around by the faerie & winter magic, they can definitely be dragged into the Great Carnival Scavenger Hunt to find that damn candle and bring back the nice temperatures. This will probably be slightly silly because of the whole 'searching the carnival for a magically hidden candle while also dealing with everything being frozen' thing. At the end of the day they'll find the candle, Strange will return the ice faerie back to his own realm, all of the cold nonsense will vanish, and then everybody'll probably yell at Strange and not trust him with anything important ever again.
kingsroads: (GIVE IT UP FOR MAGIC)
2016-12-12 09:52 am

hmd


you know the deal!
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kingsroads: (GIVE IT UP FOR MAGIC)
2016-12-07 10:28 am

thread tracker

hot damn it's my jam
dec 2016 / jan 2017
kingsroads: (well drat now)
2016-12-06 07:46 pm

thread tracker;

december 2016
log ▸ nicolas brown: the matrix is so weird
kingsroads: (well why don't we do this?)
2016-12-05 08:53 pm

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: PERMISSIONS POST



☄ First Impressions

♚ VISUAL: HE'S A HOT EFFING MESS. So, on a good day, Strange looks like what people would expect a magician to look like: tall, pale, skinny and striking, like hella Byronesque. He has dark hair with flecks of gray throughout. The problem here is that Strange hasn't really had a good day in a while. So his hair is most likely not brushed, his smile is most likely far too wide and toothy, and he's got a bit of a case of crazy eyes.
♚ FASHION: Picture the early 1800s but like, worn by somebody who forgot about things like "changing their clothes" and "personal hygiene." Going mad is horrible for your fashion sense. Strange normally wears a long, worn black coat over the most poorly tied cravat. Now that he's in the carnival, he's likely to change up his wardrobe a bit, but he'll tend towards clothes that are pseudo1800s as well as in neutral tones: lots of browns and blacks.
♚ DEMEANOUR: WELL HE DROVE HIMSELF MAD, SO THAT'S A THING.
- generally carries himself with a respectable air
- he is a gentleman!
- nosy and inquisitive and hey let's bother this, I want to bother this
♚ AURAL: British and sort of upper crust. Strange's voice isn't too deep and isn't too high pitched. He is DEFINITELY prone to showing his emotions, voice jumping all over the emotional spectrum with his moods.
♚ OLFACTORY: That's a good question. Likely, Strange smells faintly like smoke (he keeps using candles in his spells) and more strongly like whatever nasty thing he's currently using in a spell.
♚ MENTAL INFORMATION: I mean he literally drove himself mad. That's...a thing. Thankfully, Strange is much more stable now than when he first arrived but due to the fact that he's prone to making REALLY AWFUL DECISIONS, there's very easy potential for backsliding. Any sort of creepy telepathing would be able to pick up that he doesn't take loss well in the slightest and is far too impulsive for his own good.
♚ MAGICAL INFORMATION: just look at his app, the man is WAY TOO FRICKEN OP and definitely reads as "magician!" and "has magic!" and "he's very human but also very magical."


☄ OOC

♚ BACKTAGGING: I'll backtag until the cows come home. however, I'll prioritize plot important threads in my backtagging.
♚ FOURTHWALLING: blanket nope! Because really, how many people would know about the series to begin with.
♚ PHYSICAL AFFECTION: ???? Kissing???? What do? Some physical affection would be alright, but Strange isn't going to progress beyond gently placing a hand on someone/those sort of calm, platonic sort of gestures. He's massively hung up about his missing wife.
♚ PHYSICAL VIOLENCE: He is a gentleman and gentlemen do not fight or kill people or anything like that! Needless to say, this is all a very dignified way of saying it is way too easy to punch Jonathan Strange's face in, because he won't be expecting physical violence in the slightest. Of course, he's likely to retaliate via magic, whether trying to stop the attacker via magic or just saying "eff this noise" and teleporting away. I'm 100% up for this, but let's plot things out before any violence happens.
♚ RELATIONSHIPS: he's married and still hung up over his wife (her name is Arabella and she's so pretty and he loves her soooooo much) so yeah, relationships ain't gonna happen unless your name is Arabella and you're so smart and beautiful and amazing and totally not a tree.



☄ Permissions

♚ SUMMONING: Part of Strange's magic lets him summon a fairy. Ideally back home he'd summon a fairy to make a bargain with it, but new world, new rules, the sort of magician/fairy bargain ain't gonna take! However, he's still able to summon fairies, mostly because I think it'd be hilarious for Strange to accidentally summon a different character and both of them just going "well this is awkward." He'd be more prone to summoning those further affected by fairy magic than newbies.
♚ SCRYING: Strange can see where people are via scrying! Can he do this with your character?
♚ TELEPORTATION: Can he just show up randomly where you are via teleportation? He usually travels via mirrors, which limits where he can go, though he can travel via puddles if need be.
♚ OTHER MAGICAL NONSENSE: He's got a whole host of other magical nonsense (making weather, making sand into sand horses, teleporting via puddles & mirrors, so on and so forth). If your character's got any sort of thing that means they'd rather not deal with said magical nonsense, please tell me! Likewise, if there's something you don't want your character to see (like, don't use fire magic around Frankenstein's monster) then this is the place to say so! Really, this question is mostly because Strange is ridiculous and I know I can't cover all my bases, so this is the bases covering question.
♚ CODE: Please fill out the form below and reply to this post!



kingsroads: (probably thinking bout faeries)
2016-12-05 08:46 pm

info page (lost carnival)

JONATHAN STRANGE
CARNIVAL JOB: Magician/Mercenary
JOINED: S1, D26 (December 2016)
TRAILER: #29
POINTS: 0

⇨ CHANGES
✧COMMON CHANGE:
- Small claws about half an inch long on each finger
- Orange, black, and white goldfish scales along the side of his neck and on his hands.
✩UNCOMMON CHANGE:
- Mirror eyes. No more pupils, scelera, cornea, just eyeballs that are also mirrors. If anyone touches Strange's eyeball, then they'll see it feels like a mirror (and also breaks like a mirror but let's not have eye injuries). Don't ask how he sees out of them, it's ~magic~.
✵RARE CHANGE: none
✴MENTAL CHANGE:
- A reluctance towards (& dislike of) lying.

⇨ CONTRACTS
1ST CONTRACT: One year and one day's worth of service in exchange for the information of how Gilbert Norrell was able to raise Lady Pole from the dead.
2ND CONTRACT: n/a
3RD CONTRACT: n/a

⇨ OOC INFO
PLAYER: Kates
CONTACT: allikateor @ plurk, Kates#4814 @ discord, or PM me!



kingsroads: (Default)
2016-12-05 08:45 pm

ic contact (lost carnival)

CHANNEL
FREQUENCY: 232.67834
DESCRIPTION: Strange occasionally forgets his frequency exists. Expect responses to be erratic, occasionally delayed, and just a bit all over the place.

✉MAIL BOX
LOCATION: Mailbox on Door
DESCRIPTION: Strange will actually check the mailbox! Really, that's the better way to get in contact with him than the channel, he's too scatterbrained for that. Just ignore the fact that the mailbox's door doesn't close properly and it's already got a few scorch marks.