BYOND Key: Kryostro
Species you are applying to play: IPC
What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Light grey.
Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Sure as hell.
Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph format.
Why do you wish to play this specific race:
I've played for two years on this server, and I've never, ever gotten myself a whitelist beside the command whitelist (overrated btw), and I've always had my eyes on IPC and Dionae, so it was truly a matter of which I'd prefer to make a application for first. Inevitably, the decision would be IPC, and since that decision I've been building up the know-how on IPC lore as to apply it for the whitelist application submission and present a well-thought character which I've cooked in my head for about two weeks now.
IPCs specifically rose my interest due to their comprehensible existence, aside from that- their mechanics are more foreign then the play-style I'm used to when roleplaying as a human. Finally, the day I can drink welding fuel without a trip to the medbay draws near.
Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human:
Humans live in relative peace in regards to racism against their species, without much suspicion going their way, unless you're hailing from an less than reputable background- humans don't experience scrutiny by other races. IPCs, on the other hand, have multiple backgrounds established in the lore in which they're heavily advised to have caution with IPCs. This dynamic interests me- to prove ones character can defy their distrustful gaze. IPCs have a unique sense of believably to exist, whilst having to abide by unique rules of their own, unparalleled by other species. Their mechanics are notable and interesting, they change your play-style to accommodate to their special needs for recharging, or not finding much use out of medical bay, arguably one of the most important departments on the Aurora (barring Janitoria).
Character Name: Fabulinus (BAM-AC-0986)
Please provide a short backstory for this character:
BAM-AC-0986 was a Bishop Model IPC constructed 2448 during the initial release-craze at the behest of a affluent Bieselite family, known as the Driscolls from hereon for convenience-sake aswell as depth-sake. His use was necessary due to the father and mother, Jonathan Sr., and Elizabeth Driscoll respectively, requiring a caretaker for their six-year old Jonathan Jr., alongside their seven-year old, Natalie, due to their rising workload, having both collaborated and maintained a vessel insurance firm. Jonathan Sr., having in the later years of his life taking a liking to older literature, and mythological history pertaining to Sol- aptly dubbed his recently acquired IPC as Fabulinus, the Roman protector of children; said to put the first words into children. As they made idealistic brainstorming, Jonathan and Elizabeth decided it'd be optimal if he was to be implemented with the eagerness to devote time into experiencing pieces of literature, the reasoning to educate the impressionable children and prepare them for adulthood with more then the skills they'd need to survive and most importantly, thrive and strive for greatness.
Fabulinus was unveiled to the two youth soon enough; and was matter of interest within the privileged household, the children being far eccentric to have their own IPC caretaker; and the adults astonished by the capabilities the Bishop Model had demonstrated which far surpassed prior IPC models developed since then; carrying himself in a courteous way to those around him. Fabulinus dutifully tutored the duo, exhibiting carefulness whilst keeping the two children in line, and supporting their first steps into education, even the most insignificant task was overlooked by Fabulinus, to the delight of his owners. Fabulinus soon grew out this overprotective behavior; favoring a more indirect yet guiding approach to mentoring the two children into eminence, Fabulinus speedily became a staple of the household- the adults no longer having to juggle the responsibilities ever since they've purchased Fabulinus- while being able to additionally levy some of their chores onto Fabulinus, whilst children grew to idolize their robotic babysitter as time flew by.
As the children grew into teenagers, growth also found Fabulinus, in earlier years taking to self-seclusion during periods where he wasn't needed, simply recharging or reviewing the household to ensure every detail of the home was met to his owners distinguished standards. This mindless diligence soon became halved as Fabulinus began to take into account more and more of his scholarly past-time, reading timeless classics and brilliant theatrical pieces dotted across the centuries of humanity. His well-mannered personality only began to grew, taking time to become more fluid in his civil temperament, his robotic nature becoming less and less prevalent in his speech and mannerisms, beginning to take a more engaged affinity for mastering the art of civility, only further embracing his intelligent upbringing into both the Driscoll family, and in a broader picture, society.
The year now being 2461, and the teenagers Fabulinus cared for had soon been ready to fulfill the future foreseen by Jonathan Sr., and Elizabeth, and entered a esteemed college abroad, their school of choice being on Eridani, financed accordingly with accumulated funding for their lodging and education; alongside visa fees and other sums for luxury. Additionally, Fabulinus had also developed, his new duties beginning to transform into a sagacious butler for the Driscolls; upholding the families expectations further and further, having more and more of a hand in the commitments needed to be put forward as his capabilities were specialized more and more for the benefit of their families insurance firm, considering the children had since almost matured fully by that point. Inevitably, the time for goodbyes dawned on Fabulinus and the now adults, Jonathan Jr., and Natalie, he had been beside them every step of the way, giving the family twelve-years of sophisticated service. This heartfelt departure sparked the first emotion, sorrow. Fabulinus had kept the thought to himself; considering himself incapable of feeling emotions, the emotions heroes fought whilst embarking on epic journeys, or the emotions that could be derived out of passionate plays he'd read. This was his most difficult dilemma; were his feelings artificial, or were they truly real? The thought had provoked thought within him long after the separation. Fabulinus didn't know how to deal with them leaving, even though he'd know from the start of his time with them, they'd be leaving eventually- he didn't quite know how to interpret them leaving, joy for having serviced them to his fullest ability and brought them to their expected greatness? Or sorrow that his time with them had been gone now.
With the Driscoll children studying abroad for the distant future. Fabulinus no longer had a purpose, whilst the Driscoll family could make use of his extensive skills to help their firm; he required a secondary purpose. Fabulinus no longer had more tasks then he could handle, no specific decades in history Jonathan wished for him to dissect for memory; no emergency researching Sol Alliance history for a project Natalie was slacking off of doing. Fabulinus took this immense time he acquired with relative stride, despite small sentiments that pushed against his posibrain. Did he really wish for freedom, to establish his own stake onto the world, or did he want to remain living in a life of luxury, the only life he known? For the time, he preferred rich ignorance.
After much reflection and contemplating between Elizabeth and Jonathan Sr., they'd come to a suitable compromise. His well-educated know-how, and perhaps even administrative ability could service the orbital research facility of the Aurora. During this waiting period of responsibility, Fabulinus found himself reflecting upon his time spent raising the duo, whilst flipping through more modern books; no longer reveling in old scriptures of the past, glories of days long gone, but finding himself more attracted to writings of the modern era, looking to enhance his knowledge off of the present, no longer fascinated in the past. With his intellectual expertise having expanded during the twelve-years of dedication to the Driscolls, eventually, Jonathan and Elizabeth saw to leasing his service to NanoTrasen aboard the N.S.S Aurora, his literary knowledge proving himself to be a reliable Librarian, while his underlying business competency sprouted possible ventures for the Driscolls to pursue for their sophisticated IPC. Until then, Fabulinus's duties hailed him to the Aurora.
What do you like about this character?
I enjoy the concept of a erudite IPC having outgrown its uses being utilized for another use for the Driscoll family. The knowledgeable mindset the character will require will be thought-provoking to me, and I'm intrigued to see how I could be able to undertake the character premise and how others will perceive it in-game, and also making the library more noteworthy to the crew with a conversant IPC Librarian would be a much more humble and welcome roleplay I'd like to dive into.
Having a synthetic character whom has experienced the fledgling stages of the Driscoll children, and having established a unique connection with them until their maturity, gives Fabulinus a special kind of empathy with humanity. While not all-knowing of all of their troubles; be it poverty outside of being expressed in the literary sense, or understanding the sorrow of the death of close companions, he has a engrossed sense of compassion and insight into ones life after his experiences with Jonathan Jr, and Natalie. Fabulinus has undeniable experience in tutelage and literature, although he truly lacks the genuine experience of the real galaxy altogether, stuck in tales of old.
How would you rate your role-playing ability? A stinky out of ten.
Notes: Human whitelist when??