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BYOND Key: nekonyan123

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Species you are applying to play: Skrell

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Light blue

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 find Skrell lore and concept very appealing: an amphibious species that might appear weak and expressionless, but are in fact totally different. I feel like playing as a Skrell would bring me both a change in the game routine and also a new way to practice my roleplay, including the whole "head-tails" gesture thing. Skrells are an interesting race with a tainted past: the species that quickly evolved the tech to explore their solar system and started colonizing other worlds, with a meritocracy based government and a strong love for combined science, that soon faced the threats of an artificial intelligence and the doom of mass extintion from the bio weapons that almost made it impossible for the Skrells to have children, and finally the years of recovery and the contact with mankind; there's a lots of material to develop interesting characters and engage in interesting roleplay with the community,

 

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human:

Both the biological and mental differences that changes the way a Skrell behave other than an human: a Skrell has a different heritage, sense of humor and way of expressing himself. They have Psionic properties and are able to communicate with eachother without even a sound; their sense of humor wich is way different than humans, more based on the idea of absurd, and with different reactions. Skrells are more of an inward-perfection species than humans, yet they have a positive view on them, considering them almost like their unexperienced children in need of guidance. For sure, each character will have a different view on humans, but the key aspect of the whole concept is the idea that their work ethic and culture will for sure be far different from humans, and so, the relationship with other species may take effects from those point of views a Skrell might have on humans or other species.

 

Character Name: Tri'jarq Whooqobbloq

Please provide a short backstory for this character

Born on Qu'morr, a space habitat orbiting the planet of Jargon IV, in the year 2401. His family was an academic one, the father being a Senior Astronomer, specialized in Planetary Science and the mother a Geneticist with a degree on Marine Bilogy and Xenobiology. Both of them were selected by the Federation to become Idols and go live on Qu'morr station, where they would get a premium treatment and a chance to advance their research on their respective fields. Jarg's childhood proceeded calmly, with his first studies at the habitat's academy and several visits at Jargon IV, where he could visit museums and monuments that celebrated Skrells and their struggled yet rich past. Jarg learned to respect his family and the Federation, how to behave in public and the importance of science. He grew a great passion for science too, dreaming of exploring space one day, onboard a Science Ship, like the that his favorite Idol on the social medias was piloting. In the year 2413, when Jarg was still very young, the blasting news of the first contact with mankind took over all of the medias, and he could not wait to learn more about this new sentient species. Most of the Skrells on the habitat were happy about the news, but some of them were worried about the humans; they thinked they would be as destructive as the AIs that almost destroyed them.

Unlike them, Jarg was sure on his heart that humans were good, and that trading research and cultural exchanges with them might have been a great chance to advance both the human and skrell civilization. So, he decided to ask his parents to enroll him in the first human-skrell cultural exchange. He had the chance to embark in a travel ship directed to Earth, and he visited all of the major landmarks, getting to know and growing deeply in love with human culture. He decided that he would have dedicated his life into learning as much as possible from humans, in order to understand how evolution works and how can two different species adapt to eachother and thrive together. That's why he decided to study Biology too, in order to learn the differences between each living being. After the exchange, he departed for Aliose, in order to visit their underground cities and study in one of those underground labs. In 2419 he took a degree in Combined Biology, and started studying Terrestrial Biology and Xenobiology. In 2423 he pubblished his first work: "Adaptive Biological Improvements for Skrells working in Human Environments", wich paved the way for the next ten years of research in technologies for helping Skrells and Humans work together. From 2425 to 2435 he was employed by the Federation as the Lead Inspector for the Human-Skrellian Exchange Bureau, a branch of the goverment tasked with ensuring a proficient exchange between the two species. After that, he was hired by Nanotrasen, helping develop the SACC technology (Adaptive Skrellian Climate Control) and its further integration for Unathi and Tajaran species, developing a platform for shared work spaces among different species. One of his last work was an experimental network that would allow Vaurcas to share the same atmosphere with humans without the need of breathing equipment. This is still being tested in an experimental station in the Sol system, and as of today have caused at least 231 casualties among the technical personnel. After this fail, Jarg grew ashamed of his work, and asked Nanotrasen to move them in a secluded location where he could enjoy a quiet workplace and a chance to rethink his contraption. Little he knew he was moved to NSS Aurora.

 

What do you like about this character?

Jerg is more of an introverted character, finding enjoyment in his studies and his job; really proud of his achievements, like the SACC technology and his effort into connecting humans and skrells. I like how they decided to put away the differences with humans and immersed themselves in their environment, experiencing in first person the effects of a different species on his biology and psyche. Loving knowledge and learning new things, I feel like they could give a positive contribute to the game, and I can not wait to see how it will end when they realize that the Aurora isn't the quiet workplace they hoped for.

 

 

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

I always try to get better and better each time I roleplay, reviewing my chars and their actions and thinking how they influenced the game flow. I hope I will improve!

 

Notes: Remember to self-moisturize yourselves kids

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Interesting. It clearly has a lot of effort put into it, and this whitelist application hits the same beats that other whitelist apps hit. I find that he actually failed as an interesting choice, and that he chooses to live out the rest of his life being a corporate scientist. This is a good note, because as a very accomplished Skrell, being a mere corporate scientist is not really something to strive for. It is a milestone, for sure, but a stepping stone, or something to fall on to, or for the lazy. Or, at least, to be a very good low ranking corporate scientist.

I want to know more about how Jarg thinks about his failure. Does he think he is lesser than the idols he wants to become--lesser than the Skrell should be. Maybe this would tamper with his relations with humans, or maybe he may think of himself as too incompetent and fearing to mess up again to engage in studies with humans.

These aren't questions for you to answer, though you certainly can; they are just things for you to think about when you go on to play the character more. I like this application, it shows enough finesse in Skrellian lore to be accepted, and it has my blessing.

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On 12/10/2019 at 05:21, DeadLantern said:

Interesting. It clearly has a lot of effort put into it, and this whitelist application hits the same beats that other whitelist apps hit. I find that he actually failed as an interesting choice, and that he chooses to live out the rest of his life being a corporate scientist. This is a good note, because as a very accomplished Skrell, being a mere corporate scientist is not really something to strive for. It is a milestone, for sure, but a stepping stone, or something to fall on to, or for the lazy. Or, at least, to be a very good low ranking corporate scientist.

I want to know more about how Jarg thinks about his failure. Does he think he is lesser than the idols he wants to become--lesser than the Skrell should be. Maybe this would tamper with his relations with humans, or maybe he may think of himself as too incompetent and fearing to mess up again to engage in studies with humans.

These aren't questions for you to answer, though you certainly can; they are just things for you to think about when you go on to play the character more. I like this application, it shows enough finesse in Skrellian lore to be accepted, and it has my blessing.

Hi!

Thanks for the time you took to read my app, I really did put effort in it and I'm glad you noticed that!

Jarg is surelly ashamed of his fail: the guy was really confident he could have been able to make a stunning discovery in his field, and yet his fail costed lives and suffering to others.

 

His fail surely was a tough hit. Being already shy and introvert, always vigilant towards other people's judgements. The fail was really the reason why he decided to commit to a low ranking corporate researcher life. He felt ashamed, comparing his own path with those from the all-popular Idols he saw on his social medias.

 

Those are his feelings after his failure, and he will surely reflect this ICly while interacting with his colleagues.

 

Thanks for your questions, enjoyed answering them and if you got other questions or tips feel free to add them!

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It's a decent take on things, namely being related to idols yet being the child that's failed. Their experiments are also things that are highly relevant to the setting and it's actually a plausible goal a researcher would have, to improve co-existence between species. The story also has enough aspects of the Skrell lore covered to give me the impression it's been thought out.

My only gripe is that I don't feel the Sol System is a believable system to pick for where this research is being done. The Sol Alliance is vast, so you could easily select some asteroid belt or other system which you can create quite easily. So I'd recommend you change this bit. 

Given that Resi has said they'll be away for a couple of days, Paradox and I are in agreement that this is to be accepted.

Warble on.

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