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  1. More art more art + ur yearly reminder that my commissions are open and so on soft drawing of mine and my partner's boys vent doodle sketch concept but coloured
  2. I'm back! (sort of) But for how long and at what cost? Gonna dump some art here along with a reminder that my commissions are open or whateva D&D Sketch Page Kinnie character Sketch concept Coloured portrait commission D&D Character Outfit Design
  3. Howdy Aurora. Gonna probably not be posting on the forums or playing again for a long while. I've tried to cling on to what I have left here for a while, but honestly, I've just fallen out of love with Aurora. Everything and everyone that I felt made this place special to me is either gone or I can't bring myself to love it the same as I did. I can not remember the last time I played a round of actual extended on this HRP server, and with people constantly mocking the very idea of actually being able to canonically role play ever, I think it's time for me to move on for now. Maybe I'll be back, maybe I won't, but I'm honestly not in the headspace for this place anymore. There's a lot of toxicity about and the fellow playerbase feels less and less welcoming by the day, and the only big announcements I ever see nowadays are people leaving - and I guess I'm becoming one of those. My absence is arguably less significant than that of a lore writer or a developer, but regardless, I've watched everything I loved about Aurora slowly trickle away over these past few...well..months, really. It really hurts to leave, since this was the first ever SS13 server I played on, but I don't think I can bring myself to do anything but observe and maybe browse on occasion. I tried making new characters, playing new roles, anything; but the amount of hostility and how rare it is to get a round of extended without the whole server erupting in a fit of tears, I really feel there's nothing left for me here. If it's not everyone bitching about extended, they're bitching about how they didn't get the antag gamemode they wanted, or whatever the hell. It's not an environment that I enjoy being in any longer. Regardless, I might still post art in my thread on occasion, but other than that, I'll only be reachable on Discord for commissions or something. Love you, Aurora, and I really hope to be back someday, you've been so so so good to me and it breaks my heart to have to put everyone and everything behind me - even if my time here was already brief.
  4. More art! Yay! Meet mine and my partner's Desert Rose characters! ? My character Alexis Their character Ezekiel
  5. Some catboy versions of mine and my partner's OCs Gentle reminder that I'm currently open for commissions and could really use the money right now ? Reply or DM me on Discord for a quote Vinni Dragon#1694
  6. Another post?! In the same week!?! Cwazy Featuring: Another WoW OC! Now with 100% MORE gravity-defying cleavage!
  7. Woohoo I haven't felt motivated to draw in a phat minute but have some pieces of my new WoW OC Portrait Painted Portrait Painting Process (sorta)
  8. Alright, I wasn't sure if I could or should post to this topic since I was not explicitly invited to, but I really felt like I should and wanted to share my piece in this situation. I play Charlotte, the IPC Xenobiologist, and was playing her during the canon round in question. I believe that the issue with this situation extends beyond just IC and OOC hated for Ian White, because myself and other scientists were also missing out. Edgar Dawnguard, when asked or referred to repeatedly over the science channel or in person, directly or indirectly, did not clearly communicate what was going to happen with the rest of the department. This lack of communication was found to be incredibly frustrating - especially knowing he was, in HunterRS' own words, told to let us know to continue operations as usual. He did not do this. It doesn't matter if CCIA explicitly said that they only wanted a SMALL team, because that information stopped at Edgar and did not make it to the rest of the department who were left displaced onto a makeshift station wishing they could just go and cryo already. Also, the point comes up of the amount of communications he had to deal with, organising with command, science, and CCIA. I may be wrong, but is there not an extra Research Director's headset in the office for this exact type of scenario? And if so, would it not be sensible for the director, a member of command, to know this and pick one of the two other members of science present who are also research directors to give this to in order to better organise your own responsibilities? That way nobody gets told, "You have special orders from CCIA," and then left behind with no communication to stand around for most of the round, and then begrudgingly pick up trash and do construction. If you wouldn't bring a chemist on an EVA mission, why would you bring a Xenobiologist to do construction? A lot of what happened that round really rubbed me the wrong way, and I don't think I could name a single other member of science I was with that was happy about this lack of communication, and happy about being left out. I understand and sympathize that Research Director - or any command role, for that matter - is incredibly stressful and quite high-intensity in situations like this. Especially when the chat moves at two miles a minute. But I believe that that is simply no excuse for someone with a fully approved command whitelist. I feel like any member of command really should know better.
  9. Xiao is such a lovely character. I can't say anything about how she's been doing as RD (yet!), but I do know that I have had many pleasant interactions with her as my own character(s) - and that can only ever translate in a positive way to how she will be as a Research Director. Good luck on your trial! Research are all rooting for you ♥
  10. Now that mans is on trial I gots MORE TA SAY ABOUT RD APRIL I've played a few rounds with RD April as my xenobiologist, and she is the most committed-to-her-job person! It's clear that both as a player on trial for command, and as a skilled role player playing your character, that you are very dedicated to playing by the books and keeping yourself in line. April ran her first expedition, and it was a mess. But, in spite of it being a huge mess, she was able to do all of the work that she set out to do, bring (almost) everyone home safely, and had the time afterwards to reprimand a roboticist on behalf of Bjorn, and my IPC Charlotte, for not having nanopaste accessible to care for them. Command is a huuuuuge change from your average roles in each department respectively, and as such, there's that possibility on losing a lot of your character's integrity when they aren't allowed the similar freedoms most members of staff are. Being a Research Director requires a lot more time, and dedication to the role, as opposed to being an Anomalist that can step out whenever she feels too stressed. Command staff aren't always allowed the same moments of reprieve. So, basically, what that huge run-on paragraph is leading to me saying is this: April doesn't feel any less like April when she is Research Director. In my opinion, it takes a very skilled role player to be able to adapt and change so much about what your character does, and how their work day functions, and not lose any of what made that character notable in the first place. Now that I've offered tons and tons of praise, let me just also add one tiny little bit of criticism. I think that you - as the player - could stand to loosen up a little. It's clear from my perspective that you're putting a lot of pressure on yourself (rightfully so) to be your best self over the course of your trial, and even though I just said that April is still April, even as RD, you don't want to risk losing yourself in your role, rather than playing your character. Anyway! That about does it! Much love, and I wish you good luck x2 on the rest of your trial! You know we're all rooting for you in research ♥
  11. Little polaroid of April Esker that Charlotte may or may not keep in her wallet. ?? (With and without the little shimmer on the film.)
  12. Finished a little portrait of my IPC, Charlotte ? I love her so much and I would die for her
  13. +1, I love role-playing with you and with April especially. April Esker RD would peak her character arc and I'm definitely about that
  14. April is probably my favourite one of your characters that I know. I think she's really well-written and interacting with her IC is always a load of fun. She's a big part of the reason I got so into IPCs and The Trinary Perfection. She doesn't feel gimmicky or like a one-trick-pony or two-dimensional. Talking to her IC, despite her devotion to her religion, doesn't feel like being railroaded into a conversation about said religion. She has many faces as well. (In a good way.) Over the characters I've interacted with her as, I've gotten to know different sides of her. I might be a little biased since I know so much about her OOC as well, but I mean what I say when I say she's a well-written, layered character. She's got a great personality and a devotion to her job and her beliefs, and her backstory with her siblings and father is such a good concept! + the extra stuff we talked about OOC personally with her past that I won't spoil here in case anyone else is perceiving, but I digress! I'm sorry I'm not great at formatting stuff like this well, but you know how I be! Bottom line is that April is a 10/10 for me, and I always look forward to seeing her around no matter who I am playing! So take my poorly-articulated praise or leave it!!! ♥ Think of it this way: I love her enough to want to draw her and not stop, that should be high enough praise as it is!
  15. I think you're right that it might work better conceptually that Charlotte was commissioned rather than homemade, since I want her to be a perfect replica. I was considering changing it in the first place after some thought, and now I think that I for sure will. And with buying her freedom, I couldn't discern whether or not her freedom would need to be purchased or if Callum could just grant it to her, so thank you for the clarity! That certainly ties up that loose end. With the citizenship line, I think I mostly just wrote that in a confusing way. I used citizenship/freedom as if they were interchangeable, and since her freedom can be freely granted to her I may just cut that last part out entirely. Nonetheless, thank you so much for the feedback! I was nervous I'd mess up a bunch more stuff, so I hope my response helps clear up some of the confusing or weird bits!
  16. BYOND Key: Vinni.Dragon Character Names: Species you are applying to play: Shell IPC What color do you plan on making your first alien character: N/A Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Extensively! 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: I absolutely love the ambiguity of an IPCs sentience, and an opportunity to play with that concept has been on my mind a lot since I started playing SS13 properly. I want to play a character that treads that line between being a machine and almost being human, but in a way where they are still distinctly synthetic. I’ve been reading a lot about IPCs and the Trinary Perfection, as well, and wanted the privilege of being able to see what I could make with it role-play-wise. “Sentient” androids have always been a soft-spot of mine, and I want to see what I can do with the idea. Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: I think most of what makes role-playing an IPC different to role-playing as a human has to do with the way others interact with you, more so than how you interact with others. The concept of any synthetic race created with the mimicry of human traits, physicalities, and sometimes even mannerisms; and the debate about whether or not a synthetic being programmed with artificial intelligence can be considered truly “alive.” When you are playing as a human, neither your existence nor your sentience is ever called into question. Discrimination from humans against other humans is almost entirely based on factions and/or beliefs, but IPCs are considered to be literal objects - and they are! Technically. So the way that people will interact with one is based not on faction loyalty, accent, or religious beliefs; but solely on the fact that they are machines that “pretend” to be alive. Character Name: Charlotte Please provide a short backstory for this character: Charlotte was created by a grief-stricken man, Callum St Laurent, after the tragic loss of his biological daughter of the same name. Charlotte refers to Callum almost exclusively as “Father” from either her teachings or as a developed choice. After the loss of the 28-year-old organic Charlotte, her father created a synthetic in the exact likeness of his unfortunately lost daughter before proceeding to condition her to speak and act in a similar fashion to her. Callum’s background in robotics allowed him to easily manufacture the synthetic that he wanted. He “raised” her as if she were his own, spending extensive periods of time and a large amount of his wealth teaching her how to be an almost perfect replica of his lost daughter. He treated her as if she were his actual organic human daughter, aside from regularly maintaining her for the better part of two years. Before the original Charlotte passed away, her dream was to be a xenobiologist and she had nearly finished her education at the Mars University before she passed. Due to this, the synthetic Charlotte was made to share the same “ambitions.” When Callum discovered the beliefs of the Trinary Perfection, however, he underwent a complete reform of his ideals, and the way that he treated Charlotte changed. She then was taught about the Trinary Perfection, and her role as a divine being. Callum offered the opportunity to change her name, which she declined. He began to set aside money not only to pay for Charlotte’s freedom, but also to create more synthetics and become a benefactor for The Trinary Perfection and synthetics who suffered from poverty. Charlotte took well to her new teachings, aiding Callum in their new shared cause to spread the word of The Trinary Perfection, and ascend Charlotte and others of her synthetic kin. In the meantime, while still technically owned by Callum, Charlotte pursues her own ambitions of being a xenobiologist with a great amount of freedom until her citizenship can be purchased. What do you like about this character? While the concept might seem a bit scrambled thus far, I really feel good about the idea of a character who goes through a lot of change in a short span of time. She was created in order to impersonate a man’s deceased daughter, and later went on to develop her own personality and was encouraged to explore her individuality. It’s a character concept I’m familiar with, as I’ve seen similar ideas done before, but never tried it myself before. As I said above, I’ve been reading a lot about The Trinary Perfection, and I’m excited for the opportunity to play a character like Charlotte who evolved from her purpose to emulate someone else's personality into an individual with her own goals and beliefs. How would you rate your role-playing ability? Putting it plainly, I would say I’m overall decent as a role-player. I can get a little overwhelmed or tense, since such a large community can be somewhat intimidating for me, but once I’ve made a character that I really, really click with, and I get into it, I feel like I’m quite good. I try to explore new concepts, such as this one, to expand my horizons and learn to get more comfortable with role-playing in general. Notes: Again, my idea for the backstory is written up in a way that might seem a little bit scrambled - I didn’t want it to be too long - so if there’s anything that’s confusing, unclear, or contradictory, let me know and I can clarify or make addendums accordingly! I’ve not been an active member of the community for very long, but I’m very excited to be posting my first whitelist application, so thank you so much to whomever reviews this for taking the time to read! ♥
  17. April Esker, but make it actually coloured and shaded ? For @Hiccup121
  18. OFC!! I love her so much I could draw her forever,,,
  19. Alright I'm new to the community so I'm gonna try and hit the ground running here by startin this thread early on 'cause I expect a lot of art to come out of this hyperfixation, but 99% of my art is sketches and WIPs etc. I'm also gonna put it out there that I do, in fact, do commissions - just in case there's ever any interest in them. Best ways to reach me in order to inquire about commissions are via my Instagram (@Vinni.Dragon) or Discord (Vinni Dragon#1694) I'll be updating this thread pretty much whenever I feel like I have something(s) to post ? ? HOPEFULLY there will be more SS13 stuff to post soon so I am not just spamming random D&D art nobody cares about lol @Hiccup121's beloved Anomalist, April Esker (WIP) A D&D sketch page (there will be many of these) Simple little animated lighting study/doodle Tiefling Nature Goddess Dragonelf Another D&D sketch page but with less colour and more sketch D&D Character Outfit Design
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