Faye <3 Posted Thursday at 17:04 Share Posted Thursday at 17:04 Ckey/BYOND Username: PersephoneQ Position Being Applied For: (Wiki Maintainer, Lore Developer, Deputy Lore developer): IPC Deputy Have you read the Lore Team Rules and Regulations wiki page? Yes Past Experiences/Knowledge: I’ve been writing, roleplaying and doing character design for well over a decade. I've been apart of one writing community or another since middle school, and it's been my main hobby for as long as I can remember. Examples of Past Work: I have multiple accepted lore applications on the forums, and a whole hell of a lot of drafts, snippets and cuttings. New Gibson soft-rework (approved, on wiki) Medinan Lore Expansion (approved, on wiki) Dominion Dueling and Cultural Expansion (co-wrote, approved, on wiki) Prosthetic and technology overhaul (approved, on wiki) Synthetics in the Solarian Wildlands (proof of concept, unused) I also maintained a relay IPC-centric newspaper. I lost most of it, but I found a few drafts here. 1. What aspect of synthetic lore are you most interested in and would like to work on? My favorite aspect of synthetic lore is freedom. The synthetic whitelist offers a degree of creative liberty surpassing even human lore, where outside of a few restrictions, you’re only limited by your own imagination and how far you can push a given concept. I’ve always admired the synthetic lore-team’s willingness to help whitelistees workshop unorthodox or strange ideas into something playable and lore-abiding, and my absolute favorite thing to do is help IPC players with their character ideas, backstories, gimmicks, etc. Anyone who is close to me has endured my regular daily barrage of IPC ideas, I really do just love thinking about them. As Deputy, I would want to help ensure this freedom is maintained. In terms of lore, I find the synthetic criminal underbelly of Konyang to be a wealth of untapped potential. Konyang’s corruption is referenced multiple times on it’s page, and I would absolutely adore a noir-style article series (or maybe events!) based around some shadowy goings-on. I was excited at the Kaneyama power plant mini-arc because it showcased some of the contract corruption and organized gangs, and I’d really like to see it expanded or a new arc began. Maybe an expose from a hidden camera? A power imbalance with the gangs? Stories from anonymous cops about the regular corruption and double-dealing? Maybe I’ve watched too much of the Wire and played too much Yakuza, but I think there’s a wealth of content there. Especially if you tied in the Golden Deep’s Zaibatsu! The Golden Deep’s shadiness I would love to see expanded, and I think tying their Zaibatsu in with Konyang’s gangs is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. However, I do believe the community’s eye is on the Trinary Church at the moment, and I’m perfectly content with that as well. I learned to write through medieval fantasy RP, so the Church’s esoteric ways and archaic manner is something that’s intimately familiar to me. If I were to work on the Church, I think synthetic lore has done an excellent job of making the Church much more of a greyzone for IPC characters. How will non-prototypicalist denominations survive as the Church consolidates more and more of its power around a central ideology? Could there be a schism? What will happen to Flock? Are we headed towards a Trinary Church Protestant Reformation? How will the Spur respond to an increasingly wealthy, influential, and armed synthetic advocacy group? Orepit’s struggle for survival is an excellent story, and I would love to contribute to it. My interest in the Church is primarily how the world responds to it, as IPC personhood and self-determination becomes more and more of a hot-button issue. And don’t even get me started on synthetics in the Wildlands. As you can see, there are a ton of concepts I’d love to try tackling. At the end of the day, I’m not applying with a specific agenda I want to push through. I want to be in the room where it happens, so to speak. I want to contribute to my favorite species on the server, whose lore I like and care for very much. I want to see how the pudding is made, and be a part of that process. I have many, many ideas, and it just depends on what my betters in the team would want. 2. Do you work well in a team environment? I’ve been in moderation for a while with success, and I’m going to school for a degree (nursing) that demands a good work ethic and cooperation with my peers. I know in times past I was something of a hot-head which I do not deny, but I think that I’m in a better headspace overall nowadays now that my IRL life has settled a lot. I’m not proud of that behavior, and I hope my more recent behavior has shown that I’ve improved. Being told no doesn’t bother me, and I’m not so partial to my ideas that I’d be upset that some were thrown out or set aside in favor of better ones. 3. How active do you think you will be when it comes to writing lore? I have time for a hobby, if that’s what you’re asking. I work a monotonous job while I go to school that allows me a few hours of brainstorming a day, and I often come home with little ideas jotted down on a notepad, some good and some bad. I don’t see a lack of time being an issue. By my own admission, I've been eyeing this deputy slot for a while. It isn't an impulsive decision. 4. Present a written work about anything related to synthetic lore so we can see your writing style, around 300 words minimum. I think that frankly, I’ve written enough formal wiki-style posts. My skill and capability shouldn’t be in question, at least in that particular area. Therefore, I’ve decided to write something that shows my aesthetic and stylistic tastes instead. I’ve written and designed what a Trinary-produced newspaper could look like. Here you go. 1 Quote Link to comment
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