BYOND key: IAmCrystalClear
Character names: Alice Gough, Ihuru Azka. Also known for characters such as Aimee Tale, Baron, BUD, and Cecillia Star
How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Roughly two years?
Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: Recently, I have been considering the mindset for the Head of Security role. I've played interim multiple times, and quite enjoyed it. I feel it would fit with the ongoing character arc of Alice Gough, who would take the role of a more beurocratic, passive Head of Security rather than a field agent.
Why did you come to Aurora?: I heard of the Aurora through an old friend in passing. Several months later, after several almost decisions to join the server, my friend, AIMMO, joined it. I decided it was fate and have never once looked back.
Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: I have. The Head of Security requirements would end with Alice having a few minor tweaks, such as her age and previous occupations, but would ultimately serve to improve the documented records she currently has.
Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they? I will admit that over the years I have had several serious administrative actions. However, I have also been actively working to improve myself, and managed 6 months with no tickets though that time has included a short hiatus (160 or so rounds played in 6 months?). I recently recieved a week ban for antag, in which I feel I had acted to quickly without proper infomation.
Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph each.
Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about: Roleplay is the act of developing a story with others. It is like a collaborative book, a work of art and source of enjoyment. It is an escapism from the real world, where we pretend to be people we wish we could, struggle and overcome vices we battle with ourselves, and attempt to shape our lives as well as the lives of others.
What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: OOCly, heads of staff are present to organise and facilitate roleplay on a station level. They seek to drive crew to interact with eachother, and host minor events and story for crew. They are also expected to provide an antagonistic force in some rounds, such as Rev, where a good head of security or captain would activetly work against the will of the general populace in order to enforce a Central Command decision. A good example would be the recent Rev round, where the HoS captured and capitulated other heads of staff in order to promote himself to Interim Captain and request backup to ensure the safe injection of combat drugs into crew under Central Command orders.
What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: Whitelisted players are expected to present themselves as a bastion for new players and old players alike, to shine as a sort of beacon of roleplay to aspire to. I will make great strides to not only uphold this value, but also to prevent any further tickets or bans from tarnishing my already battered reputation. I will attempt to show the community that bad players can change.
Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau ceti and how it affected your character and their career? I have not taken part in any of the Tajaran lore events, or any of the Warbling before that. I have sadly missed many deaths of major characters in the security department. However, the near-death experience of a well liked HoS, Vance Khan, severly impacted Gough. Khan helped Alice work on her confidence, and has given her the slow, steady ability to apply for a command position.
What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted? Initially, I plan to play Head of Security as Gough. I also previously considered HoP, though I feel a new character will have to emerge for this.
Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.: Alice Gough, Head of Security.
How would you rate your own roleplaying?: As a student in Creative Writing, and a soon-to-be student of English, I like to rate myself within the high average boundries of roleplay. Feedback from other players seem to reciprocate this train of thought.
Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent, and may be stripped following continuous administrative action? I understand this, and I am even willing to have my whitelist stripped of me with minimal infraction, considering my painful track records.
Have you familiarize yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles? I have read the HoS guide, and HoP guides. I have briefly scanned the others in the past.