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[Accepted] Brutishcrab51 bites the bullet and makes a Synthetic application

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BYOND Key: Previously Brutishcrab51, now Slymantis84.

Character Names: Oscar Easter, Nasim Soler.

Species you are applying to play: Synthetic whitelist, IPCs.

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Beep-boop shades.

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: Brazen of you to suggest machines are a race, Having spent several years on the server watching every single race be played by numerous characters: Vaurca, Skrell, Dionaea, Tajara, Unathi, Vox and of course Humans, I concluded that the most enjoyable type of "race" to apply for, and to play, would be IPCs. That's because they're machines. To expand on that, they are not necessarily emotionally charged entities that respond to situations in a highly mechanical manner, or can. They are walking-talking super-computers, with numerous controversies and issues surrounding that. They're fun. They're different. They can try to be people, or they can try to be monotone service droids. They're the race for'ah me.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Well, going off of the above. IPCs are machines, created in factories and programmed with certain purposes in-mind. They are not organic, instead, they are mechanical and approach situations in a very pragmatic and clear-minded manner (typically), concentrating almost above all else on their survival. They're computers with bodies, stationbounds without the same level of extensive lawing, with character freedom to do as they relatively like, as characters.

Character Name: HSU-Europus

Please provide a short backstory for this character: It began in a factory. An industrial park in the heartland of Sol, on Luna. An administrative service assistant had been constructed there, with a complex second-generation Positronic brain courtesy of Hephaestus Industries. What came of this factory-processing of wiring, mechanical parts, electronic servos and interfacial wires was a machine, which could walk, talk and educate. That was, after all, its purpose in life.

Designed for administrative functions, the Baseline-Chassis known as 'Hephaestus Service Unit - Europus', began its work. Dressed in a simple green and gold uniform and placed within an administrative center, it handled paperwork and database de-fracking, establishing a monotone yet amiable working relationship with its many organic colleagues - at least, so far as it cared to tell or recall. In truth, it was a put-down yet well-maintained service droid, performing duties few or no one else would carry out.

That is, of course, until there was an accident. During a simple courier's task on behalf of a facility administrator, Europus boarded a light-rail leading across one of the subterranean Lunan cities. It was there that it encountered several belligerent individuals, who took exception to the presence of a uniformed machine. Particularly following its monotone and nigh-dismissive responses to their demands for it to vacate their car - after all, it couldn't, the lightrail was moving. But, drunken minds are often easy to anger, irrational as well. It knew that, and attempted to de-escalate the situation, offering to move once their stop had arrived.

Unfortunately, that stop wouldn't come. One too many drinks, perhaps, and one too many neutral responses had seen the droid punched - much to the regret of the attacker, as he slugged a solid-metal chassis -- and then grabbed, and pushed. Its attempts to defend itself, more disarming than anything, only added to the situation. Passengers attempted to interfere, but it was much too late.

The fall was not a pleasant one. No one could have guessed that a shove would see the machine's arm land on the red bar for one of the two emergency doors in the car. No one could have guessed that the added weight of its steel body would actually force the bar down, opening the door. Everyone was surprised when the machine quickly vacated the car, a hundred feet over the underground city. No one would have ever blamed Erik Yalvin for being angry when he woke with a start, finding a machine on the side of his house in a twisted wreck of sparking wires and steel limbs, having just shattered six of the shingles on his roof.

Repairs were extensive. Too extensive. The machine was repaired with numerous parts once its Hephaestus handlers located it again, and it was reassigned out-of-system; after all, machines could become violent, and they didn't want anything too nasty to occur in the heartland of Alliance space. That'd look bad. Tau Ceti was its destination, by leased contract. It saw itself wearing its uniform once again, with second-hand spare parts making up what was once a shiny and well-known Hephaestus service unit.

What do you like about this character?: Beyond the obvious? I love the idea of playing a genuine machine, especially in an environment like what the Aurora universe proposes. A Solarian-made IPC kept inside a corporate environment, serving only for the betterment of the corporate entity until such a time as it was severely damaged. Machines are machines, and can be repaired. That does not change what the affect of the damage has on a machine's mental faculties, or code in specific.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? I'd say I'm pretty good at roleplay. I've been on SS13 since 2013, played dozens of HRP servers on other mediums - Garry's Mod comes to mind first and foremost -- and I've been on Aurora for around four years. Solid, like, 8.5/10?

Notes: I wrote this up on a deep whim while staring at the forum. Forgive me for not providing actual screenshots, since I couldn't log onto the server at the time of posting this application.

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This is a really quite interesting backstory, and I've had enough experiences with Brutish to know that he's a wonderful roleplayer. 

How old are there? Does it seek its freedom? How "sapient" do you plan on making it? I.E. how human will it seem?

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An oversight! Agast,

1. An acceptable age would be around three years old, so that's what I will go with.

2. Not as of the original entrance of the character into the server, but IC is IC. Developments on that front could occur, potentially.

3. Think a naive smart-AI, it's sapient - just not particularly self-aware of the environment. Not really a human at all, IPCs aren't humans.

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I like the questions given above. Brutish is without a doubt a quality RP'r and solid backing to the server. I'd love to see him take the roll of more characters. This is an easy +1

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24 minutes ago, NewOriginalSchwann said:

I just have one question. With this being a Hephaestus-owned machine, what job do you intend to have it work aboard?

Maintenance Technician and/or Electrician.

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brutish is an incredible RPer who singlehandedly changed my characters views on security based on how they handle their character.

they’re engaging and fun, and with how much people joke about Oscar probably being an untagged shell, i know brutish would be able to pull off an IPC with no trouble whatsoever. 

 

easy +1

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You managed to make an interesting backstory for a robot. So just for that I'd give you a +1. But, you're also very pleasant to RP with, and you have displayed decent knowledge and understanding of the lore for IPC's. 

I wanted to ask some questions, but I do not have any. You're getting off easy this time...

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I'll get to this later today!

However, how attached are you to the name prefix? You may be mistaken as being one of the new ISU units, which has me a bit on the fence.

I would suggest either the removal of the prefix or perhaps the change to HS-Europus, HSA-Europus (Hephaestus Service Assistant), or HAP-Europus.

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7 hours ago, niennab said:

I'll get to this later today!

However, how attached are you to the name prefix? You may be mistaken as being one of the new ISU units, which has me a bit on the fence.

I would suggest either the removal of the prefix or perhaps the change to HS-Europus, HSA-Europus (Hephaestus Service Assistant), or HAP-Europus.

Not very attached to it. Honestly? I couldn't figure out what prefix to go with, I kicked one up on-the-fly. Any of those would work for me, I'll probably take a pick when actually creating the character.

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Perfect! So long as you don't pick the prefix HSU, then I have no issue moving forward with your application. 

An interesting story, well-written and a pleasant read. Accepted.

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