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[Declined] NickSho_'s Dionaea Application

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BYOND Key: NickSho_

Character Names: Chris Brown, Sarah Morgan

Species you are applying to play: Dionaea

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt):

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: I'm very interested in the Dionaea, playing as one has fascinated me in every server I played as this species. In my opinion, they are very interesting beings, their biology is fascinating, the way they adapt and learn is marvelous, I also love the mysterious atmosphere behind the origins of the Dionaea. Now, I'm applying to play as this species because I myself want to improve as a roleplayer and try out new things, this is an heavy-roleplay server, so it's the best opportunity I got to challenge myself in being more creative with roleplaying, and collaborating in this story-telling experience.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: The Dionaea are WAY different than humans, they feed off light and radiation, they can survive in the vacuum of space, but have also slow reactions in just about everything, the more nymphs the gestalt is composed of. However, they are also highly intelligent beings with an high learning potential, they may have difficulty moving, speaking and reacting, but they understand things immediatly, and can also get knowledge about a species by simply absorbing their genes. They are kind of passive, they don't feel pain, but they emulate emotions (they obviously place logic over emotions). They are very good at adapting, and also have healing abilities, such as regrowing limbs, organs and healing brute trauma, ensuring that they have enough radiation and biomass to feed off. Their physical slowness makes it hard to speak fast languages, but can speak Tau Ceti Basic fairly well.

Character Name: Beatiful Starry Night Please provide a short backstory for this character, approximately 2 paragraphs It all started with 5 Dionaea nymph seeds, laid on a radioactive planet, with living flora and fauna, and a little amount of Dionaea presence. This planet had a rich atmosphere of carbon and oxygen, perfect for the eggs to form a pod and eventually hatch, feeding off radiation, air, and the nearby flora. So it happened, 5 nymphs came out the eggs, looking around, confused, but curious. They were curious about the fauna, however, they realized it was very hostile, and decided to find shelter in a small cave on the first day. The nymphs decided to merge, to improve their survivability, and it took aproximatively 3 hours. Once merged in a large nymph-shaped gestalt, they realized it went dark, got out of the cave, and looked up in the air, they were fascinated by the beatiful starry sky, and decided to lay on the ground and watch it all night... time passed, and the nearby star made it day on the planet. The gestalt was still looking up in the sky, when it saw a big metal thing in the sky, flying, and getting closer to the ground. The ship succesfully landed on the planet, scanning for Dionaea, and they were lucky, they immediatly saw the gestalt looking at them curiously. The ship's crew was composed of 5 members and was wearing anti-radiation hardsuits.

The gestalt saw two beings coming at it, and out of curiosity, it got closer to them too. One of them grabbed the gestalt slowly, and brought it to the ship. The gestalt was handing his right tendril to the strange being, who removed his hardsuit, and decided to make physical contact with the gestalt. The gestalt immediatly learned Tau Ceti Basic, and about humans thanks to the genes sample, and started speaking to the being, who was later discovered to be a human. The human told him the crew was composed of two humans and three skrells, working as expeditionary corps, looking specifically for Dionaea. Later, the gestalt shaped itself in a humanoid Diona worker, and also learned about skrells. By having physical contact with the scientist of the crew, he immediatly also learned about the basics of science and xenobiology, and became very interested in both. The crew took other nymphs, did some research on Beatiful Starry Night, promising it to bring it to NTCC Odin. After weeks, they finally left Beatiful Starry Night at Odin, where he received free education in science, thanks to command recommendations, and got a PhD after 3 years. He declared himself ready to go work as a scientist, full of hope and curiosity, and obtained his dream job on the Aurora station.

What do you like about this character? I really like this character because of it's origins, starting off a nice planet with enough nutriment to sustain the nymphs' survival and merging, also the fact that it was lucky to come in contact with a ship on it's second day on the planet, making contact with humans and skrells, and learning more about their culture, language, and science. I also like science, and want to work as a scientist in game. I have alot of hope in my character, that is highly adaptable and intelligent, also because it's an alien species. This character is very determined in learning and loves science, and wants to collaborate with the Aurora station, to offer a hand and a genius mind in the research of artifacts, building and upgrading devices and xenobiology.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? I would rate it 8/10, I'm not really good at theoretically explaining what I would do in roleplaying, I'm better at just doing it, I've been roleplaying on Persistentss13 for 3 months, and also on various servers like paradise station and colonial marines. It's just a matter of time for me to get used to roleplay as a Diona worker, and trust me, I'll be good at it.


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Oh my god we need to work out a new format for applications now that the forums have changed... ANYWAYS! I'm Neinbox, and I'm the Dionae loredev you'll be talking to for your application.


Now, the only Ckey we could find is NickSho without the underscore, and looking into the records it seems that you have played only twice so far, the Ckey creation being on 12/11/2018. Now, my biggest problem with this application is that you do not have enough playtime and because of this, not enough rapport with the community. My typical requirements for an applicant is to of had played a minimum of two rounds per week for one month to build yourself a reputation. And although your application looks pretty decent for a first look, you've only played about twice on this server which frankly isn't enough time to let the community get to know you nor experience more of Aurora's culture as a server. For now I'll put that aside and take a look at the application itself, so let's get to it!


So far your what and why you'd like to play seem pretty solid. Moving into the character's name and backstory is where I find some interesting things. First, you've apparently misspelled the first part of your character's name "Beautiful" a lot, which I am uncertain if that is intentional or not. I normally don't judge on grammatical errors, but I've spotted a lot of grammatical errors. It shouldn't take any points off of your application, but in the game it might irritate some of grammar fanatics. Otherwise it overall looks pretty good- it has an otherwise simple and humble beginning, which is enjoyable in it's own way. But there are a few things that could be thought about. It's interesting that you chose to have them merge immediately and the reason you gave is pretty solid, but merging takes a lot of energy like caterpillars turning into butterflies. And like reptiles, they can't digest meals without being warm (in this case for Dionae, their primary source of energy- that being radiation) or it would take up too much energy and end up killing them because the energy expended outweighs the energy supplied to them to not only digest their food, but also undergo a fusion which is why many chose to fatten up a good deal before a merge. It might be best if they chose someplace safe but still bright to undergo the transformation, such as a tall treetop... seeing a Gestalt climb down a tree would be interesting lol

Now, that wouldn't deduct points either! But what does is inconsistencies with the more common knowledge. A Gestalt would have to spend a little time to get to learn about the new society they have come to join, and not only that but they would also have to get themselves tested to be considered citizens of the community. After that comes the real education- small samples of blood can only impart so much information and doesn't come with a PhD wrapped in a pretty red bow. Being a scientist, a Xenoarcheologist and a Xenoibiologist are three different professions within the Research department, and they all require different education and thus different degrees. Scientists would understandably need a degree in general sciences, whereas the others would require more specialized education. Xenoarcheologists would need possibly that, archeology, even xenoanthropology- the latter which would require more time than regular anthropology. Xenobiologists would realistically need to major in biology, xenobiology, and anatomy/surgery.

For a general scientist, the IC qualifications are for your character to have a "PhD from accredited university in applicable field." If you look at all the listed requirements I posted above, it would take more than just three years for your Gestalt to gain their PhD to be proficient in all fields within the Research department- and Dionae with an obsession for a specific field can only learn new things as fast as a genius of any species can- they still have a lot of reading and testing to do. On top of that, in-game in the character prep screen you can go to their "skills" and play with them- each tell you which is good for each occupation, and will show you how many realistic points they take up for characters of specific ages due to how much schooling they require.

Another curiosity that I noted is that your Dionae seemed to have latched onto the stars as their passion, but it somehow spread beyond astrology and into vastly different sciences. Newer Gestalts tend not to be so broad until they learn all they can about their initial interest and are able to stray into something else because they're more or less "children" with how newly created they are. And like children, they're going to have very specific interests for a bit. If it is because of the blood samples, I hate to tell you this but they cannot have broad interests simply from small biological donations. For this character to be possible, you may want an older Gestalt that has been around for a while.

As an additional note, I really do love that you had them change shape to something more humanoid when they were with the crew though. That was an excellent detail.


Overall, I am going to have to decline this application not because of content, but because of the little amount of playtime that has been accomplished. I'd like for you to play a bit longer and build yourself a reputation here on Aurora for a minimum of two to three rounds a week in a month to help do so. During that time period you are free to approach me with any question or comment you have regarding the species, and at the end of it all I hope to see you reapply when it's over! When you do post your new app, make sure to advertise it. Reviews from other players aren't necessary for an application, but they definitely help. You're allowed to post one link to your application per round in-game in OOC and in the main Discord server (I forgot if it was once every six hours or something for this one).

I'm leaving this application active for any additional commentary by you be it questions or a confirmation or whatnot until tomorrow night where I will close it. I'm sorry for having to close it so soon, but I hope you understand that it's just so we can all get to know each other a little better before I hand over this responsibility to you as each server has their own rules and culture. I hope to hear again from you soon!

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