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  1. Incredibly interesting story. Well done. I've never seen this idea in IPCs explored before. Do they have PTSD? Do they experience torment like us? You are treading on new ground here. Your application is good, not much else to say about it. I look forward to seeing this character in game.
  2. The "identify what makes roleplaying this species different" part is a bit lacking. You don't go in depth about the emotional differences, only speaking about humor, and you don't talk about any facets of their culture, such as Idols. However, the story is great. A very neat take on Skrell society and those Skrells who are separated from the Federation. Just remember, your character is a deadbeat. She would think that she doesn't deserve to be cared for, because of how isolated she is from her native society. I wouldn't expect her to suddenly embrace human ideals and become a friend of all humans. She may even fake being part of normal Skrell culture. Reminds me of Worf from Star Trek. I like this story a lot.
  3. It does not matter if it is non-canon or not. Their actions will still be taken into consideration here as this is an OOC platform. Of course, in IC, it does not exist, but even in non-canon rounds your character should still remain the same.
  4. The CMO is the Chief Medical Officer because of Star Trek. And that's that. It's an Easter egg, a reference. An alternate title would be fine, but I'd prefer we keep our homages.
  5. I like the concept, but I do not think this is how it should be implemented mechanically. Maybe 1-10 people, upon joining the round, are randomly able to join as one or many of these special jobs. Would make it easier to facilitate character creation, and would incentivise people to log on.
  6. First. Hijab covers only the head, none of the face. Second. Your intention for this character is to play a 'brainwashed' traditonalist female. Which is great! What is not great is that you don't talk about the religions. You don't even state what religion the character abides by. I'd like to see that added, And for you to display somehow that you know the differences between the religions and the ideals with them. Third. You don't say anything about personality, which is a bit ironic, because she is going to Tau Ceti to show off her personality. With this story, things are acted upon her, and she does not react. This is pretty much how Unathi society works, but I am sure she has inner thoughts. And just because her rights are limited doesn't mean she can't have a personality. I'd like to see you talk about her personality, and to talk about religions.
  7. Salam Alaikum! You note that your English is not very good. It is actually better than some of the native speakers that play here. At least you are self aware of your skill. However, your English skills is not what I will be focusing in this app. You say that you have read the various pages of lore. That is good, but you do not show that knowledge in the lore. In the "Identify what makes playing this species different" part, add things that you have learned in the lore. Such as the racism between each Tajara, or how they speak in the third person ("He is here" instead of "I am here") and all of that. Once you've done that, incorporate that lore and history with your character and make sure to show that you've read the lore. Once you do that, people can judge it further.
  8. I thought they would RP criticism or something. I was a bit naïve, I guess. Edit: I didn't ping them and say "yo RP on my app." I posted my app and Ferguson started talking about an open RP thing and I pinged him with that message.
  9. Basic Information Byond Account: DeadLantern Character Name(s): Yamina S'raka, Adeleh El-Mizdawi, Ess Eazkeie, Za'Akaix'Xca' C'thur, Rhaghraz Vizz'aa, Marx Discord username + tag: DeadLantern#5679 Timezone: CST When are you on Aurora?: I will play around 1 or 2 rounds a day from 3 pm - 11 pm CST Experience How long have you played SS13?: Since March 2016 How long have you played on Aurora: Late 2017 How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: I am a layman with engineering, and know the basics firmly and can experiment somewhat. I understand science, but I have never put the theoretical skills into practical skills. CM has taught me Medical quite well and I know the general mechanics well enough. Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Very short stints, really. I trial'd for Bay and was accepted, however I declined to go to full moderation status as I didn't feel as if it was the right fit for me. I can not recall the specifics on why I declined. I was a moderator for Star Trek 13 (while it was active, only a few weeks). I do know my way around the commands. Have you read through the criteria thread; https://forums.aurorastation.org/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4198 - and believe that you mark off all the criteria?: Yes Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: I have never been banned Edit: I did not consider job bans. I was jobbanned from security two times, both for ssding without cryoing. Since then, I've made sure to ahelp before ssding/cryo. If my computer hard crashes or something (like last jobban) I'll ping the admins. Personality Why do you play SS13?: I play different servers for my different fixes. Aurora station supplies my RP fix, mostly. This game can vary in so many ways, give you so many things. So many settings have been conjured up from this base game, and it is endearing because of that. I've always been fond of games like Dwarf Fortress and this, where you can just relax and do what gives you fun. Why do you play on Aurora?: Again, for the RP. There's no other mainstream server that tops Aurora in terms of RP quality and mechanics and lore. Probably one of the more consistent servers on lore (not hard to beat) and it is far more interesting than the alternatives. The playerbase is quite active and want a good RP experience. What do moderators do?: Make sure RP is sustained through the maintainment of the rules. Simple as this, there is nothing more, really. Another job is to help new players find their way through the ship, mechanics, and lore. What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: Do the things listed above at an adequate level, really. Why do you want to be a moderator?: This community has a lot of rivals, a lot of drama. So much of it can be ended by achieving our true goal--A good RP experience. A moderator can build the bridges that can help people focus on what makes this game great and not dilly-dally on the silly things. I think I can help people enjoy this game. I want people to have fun. What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: I am a good mediator and I like to end conflicts. I like this game. A lot. I play it a lot. And I think that I have the motivation to make it a better place and a better community. How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: You can often see me in debates on OOC or in the discord. Sometimes these get heated, but I make it a point to remain calm. If you see me arguing, I do as much as I can to have a good debate to get both our points across. I may shitpost during these arguments, but that's not me disregarding them. I typically *do* get into debates if there is a conflict, but I make sure they are peaceful and don't cause trouble. And I'll end them if I see it is not healthy for both of us or we're just venting. For Stress and Anger, I simply don't play or talk when stressed or angered. I typically don't get stressed easily or even angered. I'll sit out for a few moments then come back. Insults, I don't care about that. I approach patience with everything, or at least I try. Anything Else You Want to Add: Please DM me for info about anything.
  10. You've stated that there are too many moderators currently on Aurora station, yet you are applying for one. How do you justify this?
  11. Firstly, M'sai sec officer is an old meme now. Secondly, I see a few problems. Yes, the village has many iron ore and that makes sense for both sides not wanting to destroy it. But that doesn't mean it wouldn't see fighting. In fact, it would be something worth fighting for. The whole village would probably turn into a battleground except for the mine bits, and even then the mines may get in the crossfire. It does not really matter if it is an improved or unimproved resource--Just that it is a resource. Any infrastructure that doesn't help with that resource is ready to be burned, and any vital infrastructure can be repaired. Maybe don't make it such a valuable place for ore, or make it in the mountains, something so it is not so advantageous to siege it. You also state that the region is constantly switching sides. This is fine, but NT personnel would certainly not risk their lives going into some frozen hellhole that is constantly switching governments just to look at some workers. Maybe some more touching up on the contact with NT. Regarding your notes. There are a surprising lack of flaws, and you don't need to know *all* the lore. I'm still finding new bits and pieces of the lore now. You just need the basics that apply to you, really. And I would agree with you on the boring part. It is very believable, probably happened to 50% of all Tajara living in Tau Ceti. But it's not exactly interesting, and you do not show off your character's personality too much. You already have all this lore knowledge, do something creative with it! Maybe he was a Rock Nomad, kidnapped by the ALA to fight wars, then contacted by his previous clan to come back, but found that his whole family went to work for NT or something. I don't know. You make the story!
  12. The story is better. Much better. There are a few very small details you miss, like saying cattle instead of the native fauna of Adhomai. But this is a small nitpick.
  13. I do not really understand why she is Njarir'Akhran at all. I doubt a Njarir'Akhran at this stage of Tajaran politics would be living poorly. Living in a village is somewhat pushing it, but still makes sense. I'd like an explanation on how a Njarir family is living in this village. Secondly, you don't reflect on the affects of the species differences in culture and story. You talk about it in what makes this species different, but you do not show it. Njarir'Akhran would go through racism and terrible hate crimes, probably. She also worships Ma'atke gods--This theoretically could happen, but again, I would like an explanation on how this set of things came to be. Other than that, the story is fine. It is possible that she is Njarir'Akhran and this is her story, but I'd like an explanation on how this came to be.
  14. "[Books] were almost universally considered a symbol of oppression and luxury by pre-revolution Tajara," and considering this character was raised by pre revolution Tajara, I doubt they would let him read books.
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