Ckey/BYOND Username: SamansaChan
Position Being Applied For: Human Lore Deputy
Past Experiences/Knowledge: I was deputy last year, and I’ve written stuff for a long time.
Examples of Past Work:
What would you change, if you had unlimited power?
I’d restart the lore on a much smaller scale and less far into the future. People complain about there being too much stuff, how so much isn’t being used, etc. and the fact that we have literally the galaxy to play with doesn’t help. Plus it’d make everyone walking around in jeans, cheongsam, and varsity jackets (read: 21st century fashion) make more sense.
What part of human lore needs the most work?
Pretty much everything could do with a touchup, honestly. Elyra and most of the Sol Alliance and Frontier Alliance are barren and even the Republic of Biesel is pretty lacking, despite being our setting.
What part of human lore is your favorite and least favorite?
I guess Venus is cool? I’m a slut for the clean, sterile megacorp look so Zeng-Hu is cool too. I don’t really have a favorite and don’t think a lore developer should have one. My least favorite is ATLAS by far because it’s a giant mess.
An essay on culture for any of the human factions, min. 2 paragraphs:
I don’t really get what this is asking, but I’m going to assume it means just describing it.
Venus is the peak cultural center of the entire Sol Alliance, if not humanity itself. High in the clouds, Cythereans live in massive habitats ruled by their favorite celebrity-scientists. Cythereans don’t have access to the bleeding edge tech or the hottest trends--they make them. Of course, it’s no easy task to cement oneself in the extremely competitive, cutthroat Cytherean environment. While it may seem the elite have it easy, having cocktail parties and quietly gossiping, like every other Cytherean, they are quietly fighting tooth-and-nail to keep their place. Every speech, every job, every action, every movement is a calculated risk.
Those fighting their way up often, whether Cytherean or newcomer, must give up everything they can to succeed or risk losing everything for nothing. CythPop trainees and idols are the ultimate example. Trainees sing, dance, exercise, and learn for hours on hours every day, every week with breaks only for sleeping and eating. Those who survive the brutal training phase debut, with their success not decided by their talent, their good looks, their effort, but by the apathetic Cytherean populace and, simply, luck. Even if a group successfully debuts and skyrockets in popularity, concerts, fanmeets, and comebacks must be perfect or the group risks fading into obscurity. Even those who have cemented themselves as CythPop legends have to micromanage every aspect of their lives, lest a picture of them out with a friend send their career blazing out of the sky like the old Arianrhod.
Additional Comments: Ah shit, here we go again.