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The Big Applesauce Moderators ([personal profile] applesaucemod) wrote in [community profile] applesauceooc2016-04-06 10:28 pm
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Event: Snow Day

Hello, fritterlings!

You know what we haven't had in a while? A proper event, with shenanigans and goings on! To that end, we've decided to arrange a little something for everyone's collective entertainment.

Here's the plan, as it currently stands: on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 3rd (April 14th-17th IRL), Jack Frost is going to decide to whip up a little snow storm. Nothing too drastic, just enough to give the kids a snow day on Wednesday. It'll be fun, right? He's all about fun!

The Rift, unsurprisingly, will not be wholly on board with someone else having the temerity to dick around with the weather. But hey, if Jack wants a snowstorm so badly, the Rift can lend a metaphorical hand. As a result of the Rift's 'help,' Manhattan (and the surrounding boroughs) will get slammed by a truly atrocious blizzard. We're talking high winds and space debris, low visibility, lots of snow, and the potential for spotty power outages - particularly around buildings that Rifties tend to frequent. Probably just a coincidence.

The blizzard will continue throughout the night, leaving the city pretty well buried by morning. As the 4th wears on, the weather will warm, and the snow will start to melt. It'll be sloppy for the next several days, but atmospherically, things will return to normal.

What your characters get up to is largely up to you. The severity of the storm will make it difficult for most characters to carry on as if nothing is happening, but if they have enough food in the pantry to get them through 24 hours, they should be fine just waiting it out at home.

Otherwise, there are plenty of possibilities! Characters could get caught out in the sudden storm and need rescuing. Characters could hole up with a friend - or a stranger - and get snowed in for a while. Maybe the power goes out, and people have to huddle together for warmth. Maybe they're safe at home when the worst of it hits, and enjoy a nice romp in the snow the following day.

Feel free to use this post for brainstorming. When the event gets underway, we'll create an 'event: snow day' tag to track the assorted blizzard-related posts.
wildmage_daine: (polar bear calm)

[personal profile] wildmage_daine 2016-04-07 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Should anyone wish to get stuck out in the thick of it, Daine will be available for rescue missions! Polar bears make excellent windbreaks.
erratic_hematic: (EH?)

[personal profile] erratic_hematic 2016-04-07 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
maybe spike could find her to/from some mission for sunshine?
wildmage_daine: (amused)

[personal profile] wildmage_daine 2016-04-07 11:18 am (UTC)(link)
YES. He really needs to get introduced to bear!Daine somehow.