BYOND Key: BeeGee0904
Character Names: Shaun McKendrick, Flint Mahnke, a Cyborg named PALADIN
How long have you been playing on Aurora: Atleast Four Months.
Species you are applying to play: Integrated Positronic Chassis
What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt):N/A
Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes
Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph format. One paragraph minimum per question
Why do you wish to play this specific race: The idea of a character who knows only one thing in life and is slowly expanding their horizons is something I've always wanted to try. I often found myself thinking "What would an IPC who was made to be a botanist think if they were talking to actual human, tajaran, skrell, or even unathi botanists? What if they met a chef and talked about the concepts of food and taste? How would they interact?" These questions boggle my mind with the infinite possibilities that come with roleplay. An IPC has the potential of being something that could bring about immense amounts of unique roleplaying experience based purely on the function it was made for and whether or not it met those standards
Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: A human, under normal circumstances, is raised and taught that "You can be anything you want when you grow up. Try your hardest and your ambition can lead you to be a doctor, an artist, a lawyer, or even a government official." An IPC is made with a purpose in mind and goals laid out. An IPC may be made to fight wars but when the war is over, and the IPC is free, what do they do? Do they find new wars? Do they look for a new purpose in a strange world of possibilities they cannot even begin to fathom? The concept of choice and how foreign it is to something like an IPC is incredibly potent in terms of creating a roleplaying scenario.
Character Name: Urist Ironskin
Please provide a short backstory for this character, approximately 2 paragraphs "Urist Ironskin" originally known as PMU-507, was an inexpensively made Mining IPC, made in bulk and designed with only the love and joy of crushing rock beneath it's pick, and finding gold in the dark depths of an asteroid. The programmers for this line of IPCs were lazy, and rarely checked their work for errors. PMU-507 was one of those errors, and it would change it's life forever. One day, while striking away at walls of rock, PMU-507 struck a structural piece clean away from the shaft wall and the roof collapsed in on the poor IPC. When It was recovered several days later, PMU-507's normal monotone speech devise was replaced with a gruff sounding, thickly accented voice that sounded as if it was coming from an old movie. The IPC kept speaking nonsense about "kobold sabotage" and "dwarven pride" as it was carried away from the area.
The head engineer of the mining company deemed PMU-507's internal processor damaged beyond repair, claiming that It would never function correctly again, nor would it ever return to it's usual state. The engineer further stated that it's new personality seemed to be derived from a video game's code that the programmers had used, taking an old macro for automated mining programs and putting it into the IPC's central processing. PMU-507 stood up and proclaimed that it would not be tossed aside like garbage for being injured on the job, and that it would return to work once it's limbs were repaired. Surprised by the sudden declaration, the Engineer allowed it to happen. PMU-507, or Urist Ironskin as it preferred to be called, became the most effective mining IPC in that asteroid, the programming giving it a pride and joy in it's work that encouraged it to go faster, dig deeper, and covet each and every ore found. Once Urist earned it's freedom working, It went off to find a new workplace, somewhere it could call it's home.
What do you like about this character? Urist is a 'malfunctioning' IPC that uses its weaknesses to it's advantage. Sure Urist might not be the smartest IPC, nor the best cook, janitor, or medical doctor, but It knows mining down to a passion and every safety procedure that goes with it. Ironskin would easily be a valued member of any mining team, especially as after a large haul of material, Urist loves to celebrate with coworkers by purchasing drinks and meals. Any miner will find Urist to be like a family member, if they were open to interacting with it.
How would you rate your role-playing ability? 7/10 Maybe 7.5. I'm a bit of a harsh self critic.
Notes: This is my first application and I eagerly await the response I may receive. The success or failure of this application will help me improve my RP greatly, as if I fail here, I can atleast get tips on how to improve. Thank you all for reading.