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5 5 Jul 5 2011, 01:36 PM
In: Last PostFAQ's
By: Jonesy
& Help Board
Need some help understanding some aspect of the site, want advice, have a suggestion? Post all of that here or message an admin or both. We will do our very best to help. Guest posting enabled.

2 1 Apr 17 2011, 11:40 AM
In: Last PostAbout the Application Process
By: Jonesy
 

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& Applications
This is step one. All Character applications go here.

9 3 Sep 7 2011, 12:28 PM
In: Last PostBessette, Emileigh
By: Ringleader
& Profiles
All the accepted applications live here. You may not edit the applications once they've been accepted.
27 10 Sep 12 2011, 09:11 AM
In: Last PostBouvier, Klaus
By: Jonesy
& Claims

3 0 Apr 15 2011, 10:39 AM
In: Last PostHead Count
By: Drea
& Adoptable
Characters you want to see on the site, but don't necessarily want to play yourself go here.
2 0 Sep 2 2011, 05:43 AM
In: Last PostEverybody's Gotta Have ...
By: Frank Fawson
& Character Graveyard
Where abandoned and deleted characters reside
8 5 Sep 5 2011, 04:16 AM
In: Last PostDelete List
By: Drea
 

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& History Applications
Well, this is a carnival so your character is going to need some relationships with other Carnies! Go ahead and browse the lists! Make friends, enemies, all those kinds of quirky relationships right here in the histapps.
24 64 Sep 23 2011, 08:37 PM
In: Last PostSet Fire to the Rain
By: Rosalyn Bauer
& Current Affairs
This is where the admin staff will post IC events from whatever town they happen to be in so that your character can stay up to date. Think of it as a local newspaper. Have suggestions or submissions for articles? Message them to Random Events account
1 0 Apr 2 2011, 10:15 AM
In: Last PostPROHIBITION!
By: Jonesy
& Memories
Ever wanted to go back and play that first meeting with an old friend? Recall childhood rivalries? This is the board to do it.
6 10 Jul 11 2011, 01:36 PM
In: Last PostI don't want to die out...
By: Topher Cade
& Contact
Cell phones always were a stupid idea, never woulda gotten off the ground if ya ask me, and landlines have been pretty unreliable what with the rolling blackout these dust storms cause. In any case, only the rich have them, but nothing is gonna replace the good ol' written letter... There are no designated mailboxes and there sure as hell isn't a mail delivery system.
2 0 Apr 28 2011, 01:23 PM
In: Last PostSigned, Sealed, Delievered ...
By: Mazhira Langford
& Gossip Central
Psst! Did you hear about what's-her-face with what's-his-name? Really?! Oh, then you have to hear this! (use gossip account Name: gossip pass: whisper)
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& Journal
A place for your character to keep their diary, journals, or any personal artifacts.
6 15 May 19 2011, 03:43 PM
In: Last PostThe other me is gone
By: Beau McCray
& Plottage
Come here to request and discuss potential plots or request a thread. Is your character a grave robber with a weakness for gin and pretty blondes? Want to meet a pretty blonde carrying gin in your open thread in the graveyard? Here is the board to find her.
7 46 Sep 23 2011, 07:38 PM
In: Last PostRen's Plot Page
By: Rosalyn Bauer
 

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& The Entrance

You can’t miss the archway that is the entrance to the carnival, it is wide enough for nearly seven men to walk through without bumping shoulders. In its better days, the sign was a brilliant shade of red, outlined in gold and filigree, and at night the light bulbs proudly flashed, catching your eye to the entrance of Carnivale. Nowadays, the paint is faded and chipped. Hardly any of the lights work anymore. The supports on either side have seen better days, too… This is the only way for Townies to enter or leave and although there is an access road by the suites, most Carnies prefer this route for their own comings and goings as well.
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& House of Mirrors

The mirror maze is a staple in many traveling shows and amusement parks, but the Carnivale's House of Mirrors is said to be one of the best in the business. Careful, you can get lost for hours! It is the operator's full time job to run in and out cleaning mirrors throughout the day.
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& At' Show

'At' is short for "Athletic" and indicates a wrestling show where locals are challenged to enter the ring and beat (or last a certain amount of time against) the carnival's champion wrestler. The local boys might be persuaded to secretly cooperate, delivering an arranged win or loss as intended. Matches usually last less than five minutes, followed by a return to the outside platform, where the loser (always the townie in the first match) loudly demands a rematch, complaining that he'd been cheated. The traveling wrestlers have an effective repertoire of "concession holds", or "hooks," which lets them end the match in an assured victory at will. The hooks are so painful that the local boy usually shout a loud "uncle" or "I give" or just "aaaaaargh!", eliminating any suspicion that the referee has ruled unfairly.
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& Nightmare Alley

This is where you go to see the shocking and the gross. This is were the "wolf man" resides, along side him are the performers who bite the heads off of living chickens, sit in glass boxes of snakes and spiders all day long, and various other acts from the simply gross to the totally unbelievable.
1 0 Sep 2 2011, 01:22 AM
In: Last PostScared straight
By: Elizabeth Porter
& Burlesque Show

'Cootch Show', ‘The Harem’, ‘Midnight Tent’, ‘Adult’s Only’… There are many names for this hidden tent but it only has one purpose: pleasure. Here is where the dancers flaunt their assets for tips and advertise the not-so-accepted business of sex for cash. The location of the tent is only found by word-of-mouth so as to keep curious little boys from sneaking a peek and angry wives from finding their unhappy husbands…
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& Children's Rides

Where cotton candy hangs from strings, clowns smile and juggle to entertain, and horses chase each other around in circles for the amusement of their riders... But once the lights fade, this place is a ghost town. It's one of the creepiest places in the carnival.
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& The Ferris Wheel

It’s a giant wheel that goes around in a circle, creaking and groaning from old age, but people come from miles around just to have a ride on the legendary Ferris Wheel. Lovers, children, and people reminiscing about a simpler time take a short ride to the top, breathe in the polluted air and gaze up at the hazy sky before coming back down to the ground.
1 4 Sep 12 2011, 09:24 PM
In: Last PostOnce upon a time
By: Mary Smith
& Various Rides

Surrounding the Ferris Wheel in a large circle is a carousel, the Zipper, the Swings and a few other well known carnival rides that have seen better days but are totally safe. There's a beautiful house of mirrors and fun mazes that everyone enjoys. It only takes a few tickets to enjoy a taste of your childhood, so step right up!
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& The Arcade
Not an actual Arcade, but a row of gaming booths where Barkers and Shop owners call out for people to test their strength, aim, and luck all for a giant stuffed dog. Some are actually not rigged, although you have to take a chance to win.
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& The Menagerie

More commonly known as The Freak Show; a staple in the carnival for ages. This is where commoners can come and gawk at the physical freaks of the world, even though they are slowly starving to death and probably burning like a torch from the inside out, at lease they don’t look like these pathetic creatures. Many of the menagerie attractions spend their days sitting in cages that have hidden doors so they can step out if they need a break of after closing. Outside their cages, large banners display their names and advertise their individual deformity. For a quarter, people come to point and laugh at the guy with a horn growing out of his skull, be amazed at the reading of a Tarot card and generally feel better about their miserable lives.
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& The Big Top
During operation, the Big Top is loud, smelly and crowded. Vendors sell popcorn and peanuts, children watch in awe of the elephants and lions. Performers led with the Ring Leader put on dazzling shows for the amusement of the audience. When the Big Top is not in business, it is usually empty except for a few Carnies practicing here and there. Roustabouts break down the stands and bleachers so that the performers may have more room to work on their trade.
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& The Fair Way
The Fairway is dotted with vendors who have set up their booths and offer good old fashion, clog-your-arteries carnival good. Delicious! There are also a few games set up for Townies to play like Test-Your-Strength and Knock-Over-The-Milk-Bottles. The Fairway is also where you can find some fire blowers, the strong man, and a couple fortune tellers. Occasionally the Ringleader might pass through…
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& Cages

It's not much, but it's one of the cleanest areas in the carnival. The animal caretakers have two lions, a couple horses, four elephants, and a dog that knows how to dance on his back feet. They know that there aren't many animals left in the country, so they try their hardest to treat them with the utmost respect and care. In fact, some of the animals are treated better than those who work here.
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& The Commons

Located in the Backstage area, the Commons is an open area between the trailers and tents where the carnival folk can mingle and relax around fires contained in barrels, or can be cleared for big events. Off limits to Townies.
1 10 Sep 15 2011, 10:56 AM
In: Last PostBird girl meets fish boy
By: Elizabeth Porter
& G-Top
G is for gambling, haven’t you heard? An after-hours club open only to carnies, the G-Top is a convenience store, bar, snack stand and casino, all rolled into one. The gambling might be just a friendly (but wary) game of poker, or it might be organized and more elaborate, you never know. When the lights go out on the wheel, signaling that the lot is closed for the night, the G-top starts filling up.
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& The Suites
The place where most of the carnies and roustabouts live, fondly referred to as "The Suites". It's a narrow alley way tucked behind the massive tents lined with travel trailers and smaller take-down shacks. At the end of the day most of the carnival retires here. It's closer than a family, and is a place where fighting, rumors and any misdemeanors are not tolerated. Some people live in tents, or in their game, or under their ride or wherever they can find!
2 7 Sep 12 2011, 09:22 PM
In: Last PostTake it Easy
By: Ariana Jamison
& Practice Tent

Here is where auditions are held, mock shows are put on and large nets are catching falling stars. The whole circus is welcome to sit around and watch, although usually the aerialists have private practices.
1 5 Sep 12 2011, 01:31 PM
In: Last PostMemories are Short
By: Robyn Lombardi
& Mess Tent

Where all food, and food related items for the carnies are kept. It's got a camper stove, a water filter attached to a portable skin that pumps water through a hose. People take turns cooking (if they're good enough). The Mess Tent is a place for gathering around old tables and slightly off chairs. Most of the time, this is where you'll find the children of those who work at the big tent, along with a fat fuzzy tabby that no one is sure who he belongs to.
1 6 Jun 16 2011, 05:56 PM
In: Last PostStomp Stomp Clap
By: Johnny Nickel
& The Trucks

Meant for carrying the tents, animals, and machinery, these massive monsters are lined up on the outside, often sleeping beasts. You have a few people who live inside their trucks but it's not exactly the best place to be. They have to save their gas so the air conditioning isn't allowed to be on at all.
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& Wash Room

Not everyone bathes but those who choose to do so use the recycled water that is pumped through the filter that hangs on the wall. It's a luxury that is usually used by the aerialists, dancers, and those who can't stand to be dirty. Some people don't mind too much about being dirty, so there is plenty of water to go around. It's co-ed so knock first before entering....
1 0 Jul 7 2011, 05:27 PM
In: Last PostSleep or lack there of
By: Robyn Lombardi
& Management's Tent

The Ringleader’s dwelling. This area is strictly off limits to any and everyone unless you have been invited by the Ringleader himself… and even then you aren’t guaranteed entrance.
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& Med Tent

Where the hurts of the circus too minor for a trip to the hospital or too severe to be moved are dealt with. Never mind that most of the healers know little more than folk medicine or are primarily animal doctors, of course
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& Meadow

The word "meadow" might be a little presumptuous for this large open area. There is some grass sure, but tall and dead, and the color of straw. The carnival always makes sure that they are close to one when they stop - with a show their size it is necessary. The animals are often exercised here, and occasionally the carnies come here to have a moment of alone time.
1 2 Sep 12 2011, 05:10 PM
In: Last PostSweeping you off your feet
By: Robyn Lombardi
& Parking Lot

For the few people who are able to drive cars, here's where to park them. Occasionally, a drunk will wind up sleeping off whatever concoction he managed to get from inside, so be careful to check under your tires before leaving.
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& Nearest Town


4th Street, N3595 Bridge, Blackburn Baptist Church, Jake's Place, Providence Hospital, Graveyard, 6th Street, IGS
1 6 Aug 24 2011, 04:39 PM
In: Last PostDamn Townies
By: Robyn Lombardi
& Roads and Streets

6th Street, 4th Street, N3595 Bridge
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& Anywhere Else

Your character's home town, tahiti, france... this board is anywhere and everywhere else that your character may need to be away from carnival life.
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& Timewarp

Past and future are arbitrary when you're in a magical circus right? Wrong, but you can still play out threads that do not strictly conform to linear time-lines here.
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& Thread Graveyard
Where all threads come to die...
13 66 Jun 1 2011, 02:20 PM
In: Last PostPoking your nose where it d...
By: Mary Smith
& Alternate Universe(s)
A place where you can play out any plot that comes to your head, without affecting the current story. What if your character was married when they met their significant other? was a professional Argentinian jewel thief? Met in a coffee shop in the modern day? Open to any genre, just for fun, but not to be confused with the fanfic board.
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& General Chat
Every site has one, it's the staple of any happy roleplaying site: the General Chat! Now, you should know the rules: no flaming of members, serious discussions are a no-no and for heavens sake don't bring out the dancing llamas. Break any of those and you'll wind up on the Wall of Shame.
19 33 Sep 23 2011, 08:30 AM
In: Last Post*PUNT*
By: Jonesy
& Thread Tracker
Keep track of all those loose ends here.
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& Creation Station
Got a pretty post script? A marvelous manipulation? Need a place to harbour all of your icons? Post them here for everyone to see! And for those of us who lack the mad skills of photoshopping, some of the members take requests.
5 13 Aug 23 2011, 09:01 PM
In: Last PostSite Music Video?
By: Frank Fawson
& Advertising
Please keep advertisements here, thanks ^^
124 2 Feb 24 2012, 01:06 PM
In: Last PostTranslucence
By: Rott-i-kins
& Suggest a Plot!
Got a great idea for the carnivale universe, or just want to suggest something fun for the whole site? Suggest it here. Guest friendly.
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