|Hannah knows the rest (isconfetti) wrote,|
@ 2000-11-27 17:41:00
|The Carnival is in a large clearing in the woods, far beyond the southwest part of town. It is gold and red, surrounded by the trailers that the performers live in, and it remains here year-round. In the winter months, they have heaters that manage to keep the place temperate, and it only closes on heavy snow days and heavy rain days.|
There are the standard attractions: A ferris wheel, a carousel, a zipper, a dark-ride ghost train, a funhouse. There are treats and games throughout the midway, delicacies too seemingly wonderful for carnival food carts in the middle of nowhere.
There are "freaks," which entertain in the big tent, on the big stage, and throughout the midway: Mermaids, tattooed ladies, fortune tellers, very small men, very small women, skeleton men, and levitating girls so light that anchors must be tied to their feet. Truly amazing things to see, and almost too real to not be real at all.
In the tents, performances are varied: A ringmaster leads a standard big-top show. No animals are present at the carnival, but the trapeze artists fly like birds, and the decorated monsters make the crowds gasp. Men swallow swords and women contort, and demons spit flames that really singe. There are musical performances, ranging from bawdy to classical, and the night ends with an adult-only burlesque.
Every night is perfect. Every performance flawless. The carnival might be set deep in the woods and not advertised by anything but word of mouth, but people flock to see it, somehow finding it. The owner is not publicly listed anywhere. It is registered only to The Repose Carnival Inc.
There are no current openings for performers, who seem to come directly from an investor-selected pool, but midway staff is welcome to apply via listed email.
|[Note: The AI Carnival is owned by CARNEM. If you'd like to have your character work here, pls comment on this post. Concept inspired by The Theater Bizarre and Westworld.]|