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Napoleon IV's / George VI's head white-list application.

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BYOND key: Previously Napoleon IV, now I only use George VI.

Character names: I mainly only use Mordechai Farache now, however I also used to use Elijah Blumstein and Deborah Nelson.

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: I have been here since the beginning of the server.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I want to play Dr. Farache as a chief medical officer, which people have suggested ICly he become.

Why did you come to Aurora?: Originally, I did not like Apollo; I come back because you're better than the rest.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?: I have.

Please provide well articulated and argumented answers to the following questions in a paragraph each.

Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about: Roleplay is a writer's game. It's to create an alternate identity and assume the role of a person for a plethora of reasons. Perhaps it's simply interesting, or maybe it's an escape from a bleak reality. Nontheless, I play for a realistic experience. It should be about having fun in whatever way you want to have fun. If fun to you is playing a noir-esque detective, do it; if fun is being a lesbian medical doctor, do it; if fun is being a cook for free, do it; if fun is preaching to deaf ears as the chaplain, do it. There's a plethora of choices in such a small and simple game and it doesn't hide anything. I personally believe role-play has actually helped me to develop better social skills, which I lacked growing up.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: The purpose of the head of staff is to head their staff. It's to create a departmental roleplay that flows well and keeps things going at a steady pace instead of hitting a dead stop. The head of staff shouldn't sit in their office with the door barricaded and command orders to their staff, of course not. They should however take orders from above and relay them below or give commands for players to follow which will lead them to an interesting roleplay experience. They are also there to help ensure that one player does not take all of the roleplay away from other players, ex. players who often do everything and a half in medical are players that other players dislike.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: A whitelisted player's responsibility is to follow the rules and provide another window of roleplay. They must not disconnect early on and they shouldn't try anything excessive without an administrator's and the other player's OOC approval. This is something that I didn't understand for a long time, but I'm really trying to convince you all that I am a changed man. I'm off the cocai- *cough* grief life. There's no way to describe how easy it is to disappoint as a whitelisted player, but so long as you always have a focus on what you are doing and do it correctly as described above, there is no problem. As a whitelisted player you really shouldn't be playing assistant often. A whitelisted character is also supposed to have a multitude of depth into their character, not hollow windows of command positions. I see this often, heads without any story behind them except for that they've been appointed. Personality-less command is something I personally hate to see.

Please pick one of your characters for this section, and provide well articulated responses to the following questions.

Character name: Mordechai James Farache Jr.

Character age: 34

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs): I could go on for a long time, but Mordechai is a man from Earth. He is the second oldest child of his parents, who had nine children. His mother and father are old now, as are the rest of his family, but they all work as a commune of sorts. The Farache family has grown to power in their home; Montpelier, Vermont. The oldest son, Micheal, is the provincial governor of Vermont currently. Two younger sisters and a brother joined the military. Micheal, Mordechai and Wilson, the three oldest boys and children, were the only one's who were able to go to college, each going for a different school. Wilson became a doctor of veterinary, Micheal became a Lawyer and later a Governor and Mordechai became a doctor of Pharmacy.

Ever since he could remember, Mordechai has seen himself to rise above. He possesses a hubris that often he becomes ashamed of. However, he has fought off the hubris and now is actually working to rise above. He's been working as a doctor of pharmacy for only 8 years now, starting in retail pharmacy until just recently when he was accepted into Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals. As a NanoTrasen partner, he may work for NanoTrasen as well as Zeng-Hu ( I believe ). He's heard multiple times that he'd make a good chief medical officer; his lab is always organized and clean and although he takes his time to produce the medications required, he always has the important ones done on time.

Mordechai seeks to rise above for his family. He's the only one who actually makes a high salary out of his large family and he's not going to let it fall apart when his parent's become old and frail. After all, he was always Mom's favorite, right?

What do you like about this character?: Mordechai is a neurotic fellow and often fails to see the consequences to his actions, however he finds a way to negotiate a deal that will make everyone leave happy. He takes his time in his work to make it just right and he's a new character in my head. For the longest time I used Elijah Blumstein because I thought I was going to be a cranky old man when I grew up. My characters are always a window as to what I want to be when I reach the real world. I personally want to be a doctor of pharmacy and although I know that SS13 is not a realistic aspect of what being a pharmacist is like, it's still fun nontheless.

What do you dislike about this character?: I dislike how he's got a sort of shallow story, but I'm hoping I'll be able to develop the rest of it with him as a chief medical officer. He's also a bit flip-flop in his mood but it's important to take a neutral stance as a head and make a judgement after.

Do you think this character is fit to be a Head of Staff?: I believe so.

Why?: Mordechai has a very good understanding of medicine and is already taking command roles as a Pharmacist, asking politely for people to do things instead of commanding them and helping to diffuse workplace conflicts while still holding his ground. I also believe this because, although I forget who it was, my mind says Luna Fountain ( whoever the doctor is who wears the slippers ) told Mordechai that he should be a chief medical officer. That really inspired me to do this, seeing as nobody has told me that I should be whitelisted in a long time.

Please provide well articulated and argumented answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: In the past I have rated it at an 8 or a 9 because I have always been an excellent writer. This however did not add with the fact that in the past I have disregarded other people and I've seen the game with a protagonist complex of sorts. I didn't think to myself that, although I am developing my character, everyone else is trying to do so also. If I develop my character this way, is the other person going to be able to develop their's at all? Today, I'd give myself a 6 or 7 seeing as I am still learning all the aspects of respect and courtesy. I'm changing and people have noticed and I'm hoping that I've just changed enough.

Extra notes: I know that many of you have a massive grudge on me and my actions in the past, but even Richard Nixon was pardoned. I'm just asking for a pardon, so I can start fresh. I don't want to be the Giles Corey of Aurora. I want to be the King George VI or Napoleon IV that started with all of you people so long ago on Apollo, with just a fresh slate ahead of me. I want this one new tablet to carve my story into, I'd really just love one final and ultimate chance. I haven't been banned in a long time, nor have I been kicked or yelled at. It's been at least 6 months, I have to say. I have changed, I am not asking for one last chance to show you I've changed, I'm asking for you to look closely and examine me through. Don't base your thoughts of me on what you've heard or what an administration note's page says about me. I want you all to learn who I am and I want to be friends. I want to be a part of this community and not just a camp follower of sorts. I'm here to stay, very rarely do I ever go on a different server than Aurora. Maybe this will be the time that you all don't see King George VI and immediately downvote, citing my past. Cite my present, not my past, and base it off what I am doing now. To think that nobody could be rehabilitated or changed is preposterous. A world like that, we'd still have asylums and psychiatry wouldn't exist.

Just one final chance to show you I've changed. If you don't accept this, at least give me the opportunity to be a part of you. I want you to get to know me, not get to know my rap sheet. But if the past is so overwhelming that you can not pardon it, I would understand. I've done some pretty shitty things here, I've been disrespectful, I've been a bad person in general but I'm so much older now. To think, the last time I held a whitelist was in the summer of 2013 ( or 14, I cannot remember ). That's a year and a half ( or just a half of a year ) which is a lot of time to hold a grudge on someone. There's just something inside me that's saying that this time you'll hear me out and not think these are blank words that are just from a mastermind griff-lord who only seeks to destroy everything that's ever been put together. I am good at writing applications, yes, and I'm good at making promises. In my last application I promised similar things and I have stuck to that promise for the most part. Aurora, baby, won't you please just give me one final, ultimate, last chance?

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I'm gonna be the first (and possibly only) one to +1 this.

Yes, we've given you a plethora of chances

Yes, you've made us all very sad.

Yes, you've claimed to improve.

Yes, you've proven to us that you haven't.

But time has passed and I believe that you deserve another chance at heads. Now, we're both well aware that if you fail at heads again, I think a simple whitelist strip wouldn't be enough. You need to prove to us that you truly, deeply believe that you've changed for the better, and that you are not afraid to wager something extra in to prove that.

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I've known Napoleon for a long time, and yes I disliked him in some places but what the worst thing was, is I used to have a blast with him in medical on Apollo. He was my favourite doctor and the person I'd turn to for help in that field.

I hate what's happened regarding you Nap and I really want you to be able to go back to the way you used to be, so yes I'll be +1'ing his app because it's good. Napoleon is a fantastic Roleplayer and one who has just, had a ton of bad luck, granted some of it is his fault but the majority of it isn't.

I furvently believe you won't let us down Napoleon.

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It has been a pretty long time since you lost your whitelist (months, and months). You're also fairly young (not saying that to be offensive, just a fact), and I've seen people your age change pretty dramatically within relatively short timespans.

I don't really know what you've been like in-game lately (because I've barely played, if at all), but if no one can come up with a concrete complaint at all, I'd also agree you're deserving of another try.

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