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FreshRefreshments Dionae Deputy application

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Ckey/BYOND Username: FreshRefreshments


Position Being Applied For: Lore Deputy for Dionae


Past Experiences/Knowledge: Experience and Knowledge stems only from the Dionae wiki page and Discord. Its not much, but thats what i’ve got. I don’t know how much more is expected, and i’m sorry if that simply isnt enough. Ive written plenty before, but they were never for a real reason other than an innate desire to write, and I never stuck with them long.


Examples of Past Work: Only a tiny bit, and as far as I can tell controversial bit of lore from the Unathi page. I got a single mention in a Solarian news article, but I don’t think that counts. Otherwise, none relevant.


What do you think about your creative/writing ability? I’m very creative in bursts. I get a spark, and I try my best to let it fuel a sudden fire to write, before simply losing interest. If I have someone else there to keep me on track, even to simply keep writing, I feel like i’m fairly creative.


How is your ability to work with others?: In a more professional area, I feel i’m entirely capable of working with others. I think I take criticism decently. I don’t get a ton of criticism on my lore (because I have written a negligible fraction compared to others) so I don’t really know for sure.


What is your philosophy about lore in general?: The more engaging lore is, the better in the end. That’s the problem Dionae have. Once you get past the creative and odd biological systems, there is nothing except a Dionae’s history to keep them interesting. Something more to give them more to talk to, to talk about is needed. 


What do you think you can do for the lore?: Ive got a couple ideas to jumpstart Dionae interest once more. Ive got an idea or two regarding Dionae biology that is left unexamined in game. And, I think I can add a little something to help Dionae draw interest, even to an outsider looking in.


What do you like about the lore as it currently is?: The freedom. Part of the problem with Dionae is indeed that they're too distant, but I do like part of the freedom they have. They can come from all sorts of places, with all sorts of backstories because of how they're born. Its entertaining to listen to their stories, and how some of the freakier sounding ones get their names. Dionae are only limited to where a Dionae pod could get to, which i'm a big fan of.


If you could change anything about the lore, what would it be?: Aut’akh, but here isnt a place to complain, and that isnt the lore i’m applying to write for. Dionae need to be more than just observers. They need to be participators. I understand the concept of Dionae has its reasons, but on Aurorastation, no one wants to be the listener. Everyone wants to be the talker. For a less general outlook, they need something to represent them. Not even a government, but a leader that makes actions in their name. Even just this allows more than "they're simple watchers". 


Additional Comments: I want to use this to better myself at focusing on tasks. I also wrote this all at 1 AM and then my internet went out, I went to sleep for an hour and it was back online, so here we are I guess, at 3 AM. The wonders of the internet. Ive also never written long term lore aside from once that didn't go great because I had zero interest in the server and I applied without realizing I wouldn't want to stick with it. But, I love Aurora despite how much I complain about it, and if i'd be writing lore here then I would be much more content with what i'm doing.

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Bolds. Also fixing one of the questions.
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Sorry, had some events that came up and then I lost internet here due to bad storms in my area. Anyways!


I've already contacted you via Discord about any concerns that were had, and we were already made aware of them and came to a general understanding. Things that you've already addressed in this application, so there aren't any real problems regarding that. So far, the app is pretty decent.

Now, pretend you were chosen. Can you present to me an idea that you had, perhaps a project to me here? It could even be a wiki edit. But I would say it should be worth a paragraph or two made of at least seven sentences, a summary of sorts of something you wanted to focus on.

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An idea I had for something to possibly help Dionae anchor themselves would be a representative for them as a whole. An Argus that has taken root (sorry) in Mendell City, speaking as a representative of their people. One that can speak on behalf of them, that Dionae can either represent with or distance themselves from. Just this would give them a voice, something that they can use to be more relevant in their society, that would call out Mendell's problems regarding their kind. Nymphs are treated like animals, which, theoretically, means if you were to break a Gestalt down, you could murder a Dionae easily by getting around the law. Nymphs are, respectively, Dionae children, yet can be stomped to death with a far lesser crime pinned on them.

Perhaps improvements on their relations with other species. Dionae that have been in Sol since Skrell met and introduced them to Humans. Dionae that live on Moghes to help with the radiation and to soak up desert sun. Dionae that live in District 9 to help clear the phoron there. Their unique biology allows for prospects that other species simply don't have inherently. To just expand on how other species treat them, and their reactions, which would be working with other devs, too. We know how Skrell treat them, and Humans have probably had time to adjust, but how do other aliens act? Its largely up to the individual, but how did the populace at large see them?

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Those questions are repetitive as I have already asked something similar for the applicants to answer above as well as in private, and they have already provided the answer. Additionally, the applicant is a whitelist holder and we have both discussed Dionae backgrounds before to where I am satisfied with their knowledge.

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Dionae are unpopular because that have no play in the grand scheme of things. People like to be a part of something bigger, and Dionae are simply not that. Dionae as a whole are, again, observers, not talkers. Setting things up to give them something to talk about, to spark interest in Biesel, would help. Give them things under their belt they can be proud of. 


As for a few character ideas, something like a Gestalt raised by a lonely but intelligent homebody that grew a load of nymphs which later merged into a Gestalt, and learned under the man that raised them. A Gestalt that was raised in a penal colony, that survived and learned off of lost blood painted on a medical ward's floor that went on to learn that doctoring and went off to apply it in other places, that has a skewed view of the world after having learned everything from prisoners. Perhaps a Gestalt that worked in a mining outpost, sustaining itself off of space light and lanterns, finding the void of space oddly welcoming compared to other people. There are more opportunities, but they're too free, in that they have nothing to connect them with other species unless it is specific to a Dionae. 

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