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The Call of the Warble - Butter's Skrell Deputy App


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Ckey/BYOND Username: Butterrobber202
Position Being Applied For: Deputy Skrell Dev
Have you read the Lore Team Rules and Regulations wiki page? Yes
Past Experiences/Knowledge: Writer for 6 years, English Major in College, Avid Reader and Professional Nerd. Additionally, I've already written some small pieces of lore myself.


Examples of Past Work: My best examples are unfortunately secret lore I can't display for public review, but I have some others!

https://wiki.aurorastation.org/index.php?title=Marauders - I worked heavily with Cael to hammer out the Skrellian Marauders.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15aglo-cDhBibkARQHqZfD2id4nqtTr-cdiqAC8A5wx0/edit?usp=sharing - Lizards in Space! A piece on Unathi Shipbuilding and a new location in the Uueoa-Esa System. Pending addition to the lore (When Haydizzle gets around to the Guild Update) (Permission was given by Haydizzle to add this here)

https://wiki.aurorastation.org/index.php?title=Federation_Enforcement#Narcotics_Production - I came up with the Skrellian Drugs during the great skrell criminal lore additions.

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UUS0pP3AMhWz66QtjOOZOkGOn263qIauwf1JQilhDgg/edit?usp=sharing <- My Essay


Additional Comments: I have no coding or spiriting experience outside of very minor edits, but I'm confident coding is something I could learn over time.

Edited by Butterrobber202
i forgot to add my ckey
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Hello and thank you for your application! I have a couple hypothetical questions for you:

1. Would you be able to stay engaged in writing lore that you may not personally find appealing? For instance, if a project you do not find appealing was delegated to you how would you handle it's addition?

2. If you could have complete creative control over one facet of Skrell lore which area would you pick?

3. What type of Psionic additions for the subspecies did you have in mind? (This does not need to be particularly in-depth)

Thank you!

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4 hours ago, RyverStyx said:

1. Would you be able to stay engaged in writing lore that you may not personally find appealing? For instance, if a project you do not find appealing was delegated to you how would you handle it's addition?

2. If you could have complete creative control over one facet of Skrell lore which area would you pick?

3. What type of Psionic additions for the subspecies did you have in mind? (This does not need to be particularly in-depth)

1. Yes. If I get something I don't particularly like, I'd simply work on it as normal and have some lore friendsTM review it to make sure it's up to scratch. I'd hate to publish anything that didn't reflect the standards set by the current state of lore writing.

2. Probably the Federation Politics. There's alot to be done to really drive home the BIG BROTHER FROG style of governance the Federation prefers.

3. I'd give each subspecies a unique Psionic based on the environment they evolved in. Axiori, due to their ocean living would get an upgraded version of Psi Ping, that would have a far more wide reaching range, but but unable to provide precise locations in exchange for the range increase. I imagine they developed this ability to detect predators in the ocean. But, I know alot of Staff dislike Psi Ping, so instead of that, I'd also consider giving them an advanced Commune Power that lets them target anyone with a heightened Psi Signature regardless of range, as long as they are on the same Z-Level. (Basically, other Skrell and Antagonists that get Psionics). This power has a windup though, and you need both hands free to stimulate your temples to use it. 

Xiialt, have lowered Psionic Potential in general, but I'd still like to give them a flavor shot. If I had free reign, I'd say a power called "Feedback" that shot the target full of random mental junk for a moment would be what I choose. It's effects would give a disorientation debuff (similar to being drunk) that lasts half a second. I'm unsure if a cooldown can be added to Psionic Powers, but I'd like this one to have a long one.

Xiiori, being hybrids, would either get the choice of the litter, or, preferably, something unique. First thing that comes to mind is a Psionic Ability that allows them examine an object and get a vague impression of whose been holding it. Basically, super weak forenics. They may get an impression it was "laboring sentient" = engineer and so on.

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