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Loow's Skrell Application

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BYOND Key: Loow

Character Names: Beatrix Saylor, Brady Saylor, Chance Mendoza, Jack, Teresa Vasquez

How long have you been playing on Aurora: 4 months? More? Nearly 5 months? Yeah.

Species you are applying to play: Skrell

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): Blue-Green.....wait.... Green-blue.... Aquagreen?...Teal? Somewhere in that range.

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: The Skrell represent an idea that I have been interested in for some time. If we do meet an alien race, how will they be? What will they care about? How will they interact with Humanity? I've enjoyed seeing it play out on the Aurora. I want to contribute to this diverse cluster of individuals.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Skrell have a range of emotions that falls flat to most other races. They can potentially have two ways of interacting with people and therefore live two seperate ways of life simply because they are unable to convey all of their feelings with other races. How a human sees a Skrell may be totally different from how the Skrell may actually be.


Character Name: Nautif Mehhil

Please provide a short backstory for this character, approximately 2 paragraphs

Nautif tapped his fingers on the keyboard nervously. His hands were shaking. "In addishion to my reshume, shertain thingsh are ashked of me, yesh."

"Amonsht theshe are that I explain myshelf and my life to shome degree... That ish why I am recording thish." Did he need to explain that? Surely they would now why this recording was sent to them. Did explaining this make him a less or more viable candidate for employment?

"I wash hatched on Laush V, yesh. I wash raished in Eriuyish." Nautif kept staring into the camera. He was unsure what to do with his hands. Would the camera even pick up on the shaking? He tried to ignore these thoughts.

"I shtudied the Shienshesh, yesh. I hafe done much to make myshelf a more effective shientisht and reshearcher." Nautif's eyes were wide open, he was perfectly still.

"I hafe alwaysh conshidered Nanotrashen to be my ideal employer. The Shkrell community fouchesh for them and I hafe alwaysh been impreshed with their work." He had done it. He had answered the minumum number of questions required. He no longer had to record.

"Thish wash Nautif Mihhel... Your future shtar employee." Nautif quickly tapped on the keyboard a few times. He let out a relieved warble and leanes back in his chair. He began to speak aloud in his native tongue. "Th-That was good, Nautif ...confident."

"This is going to be a new start... A uh... new step in the right direction....yes." Nautif looked down at the keyboard and let out a dejected warble. He glanced back at the camera and went perfectly still."I could do better...yes." Slowly, Nautif sat himself up straight and tapped his keyboard again.

"In addishion to my reshume, shertain thingsh are ashked of me... yesh."

What do you like about this character? He's a Skrell scientist (Skrellentist) who wants to give himself new opportunities, but he is far from perfect. He wants to be a better person than he was before. He wants to be sure of himself. He wants to be capable. He wants to be happy.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? Four pockets full of spaghetti falling to the ground out of five.

Notes: Thanks for reading my Skrell app! Let me know what you think of my new character, my existing characters, my overall RP or the horrible Skrell pun I made. Any feedback can help me in the long run to better my RP.

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I definitely believe in Loow's ability to play a convincing and interesting Skrell.

Though I've only come back to roleplaying recently, he has been an absolute stand out player in both tact OOCly and roleplaying ability ICly. In regards to the former, he's always a pleasure to talk to about things and never really comes off as passive aggressive or otherwise standoffish as others have a way of doing. For the latter, I've had the pleasure of many interactions with his recently created IPC, "Jack"; which has shown that he absolutely understands how to create a deep, interesting character with real motivations and ideas rather than making a cardboard cut-out entirely based around a single idea. Jack is multidimensional, has reasonable flaws and otherwise simply represents a great example of a character being an actual person, rather than the personification of a single core idea that is never developed or explored.

All in all, seeing how Loow tackles the task of playing an even less human entity would be pretty great.

Aaaand that's my endorsement.

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Loow is a lovely person OOCly - understanding, cooperative, mediating, never hostile or passive aggressive. I have recently got the pleasure to interact and plot with many of his characters. The depth into which he goes with each one is astonishing. I have found that how 'loud' a character of his is does not correlate in any way to how developed they are. Try making arpee with his quieter ones, e.g. Teresa Vasquez, and you'll uncover carefully crafted hidden depths.

I also greatly admire his perfect balance of being invested in each character, and viewing them as creative tools. He cares about them and their development enough to make their speech and emotes really come from the heart, and yet he is completely okay with placing them in situations that might threaten them, and constructive criticism, and everything like that. To me he is a shining example of a player.

You also might think, hm, didn't he make an IPC app reeeeeally recently? Well, the fact is, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that: in that short time he's had his IPC, he has managed to create brilliant, meaningful arpee and interactions between many members of the crew, Glamour's Zinaida and my Loreili included. Practically a new record, if you ask me.

I believe he is more than capable of playing a Skrell, and inspiring others to do so with his great arpee. +1.

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Loow is, without a doubt, one of the most fun players I've interacted with - both IC and OOC. Beatrix Taylor and Tereza Vasquez, in particular, were a delight to play with - I have absolutely no reason to say they shouldn't have a Skrell. It'll just lead to more awesomeness and shenanigans.

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I'm not good at writing stuff, but I've played with loow a lot, and he's a good RPer, and he definitely deserves all the whitelists he asks for. Give it to him. Do it.


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