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[Accepted] Somethingiguess Auditions For CLANKED.nt [IPC]

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BYOND Key: Somethingiguess

Character Names: Moira O’Malley, Nicola Penna, Zalqash Qu’ux, Alexandra Nikiforova, Khrazkv Han’San, Oumou Sissoko, Qu Ulu’Nunuz

Species you are applying to play: IPC

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Non-applicable

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes, including relevant factions such as the SIM or Purpose.

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: Mainly, to take a more involved position in the current synthlore arc. While the current lore events are impactful enough that nearly every character has a stake in them, it is infinitely more difficult to regard them as opt-in while playing an IPC. Furthermore, I feel playing a species discriminated almost as a rule by Skrell and Unathi, not to mention regarded as property by a significant portion of society, would open new avenues for RP.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: As an unchanging fact, IPC lack emotions of any sort. Certain units, particularly Shell models, can mimic them effectively and even possess an advanced understanding of emotion in organics, but every action is carefully calculated for them. The closest thing equivalent one could find in synthetics is the absolute drive for self-preservation; while fear is a non-issue for IPC, a synthetic will not risk their own continued existence for the sake of others, nor will they adopt erratic behaviours outside of extremely specific circumstances such as tampering or EMP-caused damage.

Character Name: Pandemos

Please provide a short backstory for this character Pandemos is a Zeng-Hu Mobility Frame custom made for a rather wealthy Cytherean actor, intended as a fitness and motivation aide. While the appeal of a Venusian Shell’s uncanny beauty made a more human-like model the expected choice, the possibility to easily modify a ZH model with the most spectacular and eye-catching patterns and accessories, together with its lightweight polymer frame and capacity for hours-long sprints resulted in Pandemos’ current form.

For a time, Pandemos and their owner enjoyed great popularity both in the ever-present holoscreens and in the lower sections’ neverending parties and demonstrations of excess. Acrobatics, dancing, feats of both incredible speed and coordination; what would take years of practice and dedication for an organic was but a question of programming for the IPC.

The Zone being what it is, however, couldn’t have this last. A rather shameful piece of blackmail involving Pandemos’ owner and a certain group from Downstairs came along with a very heavy price. Fearing bankruptcy, the actor soon after arranged to have their synthetic’s ownership contract sold to NanoTrasen at a price proportional to the actor’s urgency. Far from the Venusian glamour and luxuries, Pandemos now works in the NSS Aurora as a fitness instructor and morale support. In other words, an assistant.

What do you like about this character? Pandemos is practically an intelligence intended to be a luxury item who now finds themselves in the middle of a work-centred environment. They are able to outcompete most organics in the tasks they were designed for, but said tasks take second priority in a research/mining station. Originally I intended to apply with a more practical IPC model, but realised I’d find the original character boring and lacking in personality soon after. Overall I wanted to apply with a open-ended character to experience every avenue an IPC currently has, and I’m pretty satisfied with how it came out.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? I’d like to say I manage to create interesting situations for both new and established characters using characters with different personalities, even if I still feel I should improve upon my antagonist play (particularly on solo antag modes). Overall I consider myself a decent roleplayer, though I’d rather see what criticisms other players can add.

Notes: Can’t wait for IPC rework, tbqh.

Edited by kyres1

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Somethingiguess is someone who I always enjoy to RP with, they're a joy to talk to OOC and i always come to them to talk about lore or character ideas, because they know their stuff.
I truly hope you get this app because I wanna see this character and any other IPC's that you make after this one, my dude.

+1 nice guy!

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This is an interesting backstory. You nail why this character is an interesting, a sort of "fish out of water" character. Overall your app is good, not much you are missing. All I would truly ask is your opinion on the new IPC factions (golden deep, etc). I believe that they are very underused in the community, and I would love to see more IPC players use them. 

Other than that, good application, and a interesting character.

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Qu Ulu’Nunuz once said finna in Gutter making him the realest g in cargo.

To be more serious the backstory and character are both interesting and I've always enjoyed committing petty crimes with Qu, and I look forward to seeing what Somethingiguess can pull off with this whitelist. I hope to see robo-Hasselhoff doing aerobics at the pool soon.

EASY +1 TREMERE IS A BETTER CLAN THOUGH BAALI SUCKS

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Fantastic roleplayer and very knowledgeable player. Definitely worth the whitelist!

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+1. Easily one of my favorite people to talk to around here, very entertaining and engaging as a roleplayer.

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Not going to lie, I adore your gameplay from what I've seen and it seems to be improving each time I see you. This application is very well done, it's a good example of how you don't need a million paragraphs to get a point across. I'm glad you took a nonstandard route on just about everything (from occupation, to origin story, to how it gained freedom) and I see no issue accepting this as a result.

Application accepted.

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