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Focks in a bocks Heads of Staff application.

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BYOND key:Focks in a Bocks

Character names:Tanja Kurita

How long have you been playing on Aurora?:Regularly for 2 weeks now

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:I enjoy being a helpful lead that trying to involve the department and guide it without being overly involved and trying to do everyone's job for them.

Why did you come to Aurora?:I came to Aurora to try a new heavy RP server, I've been playing SS13 for years, and recently migrated from BS12.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?:Yes

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: I think roleplay is dropping yourself into the shoes of a character you've made. Trying to make interesting interactions with others, and to tell a story through a different medium that others can influence. I think it should be about making things enjoyable for both yourself and others, and in a way that flows well, having conflict when necessary, resolution to make things satisfying, and most of all, to have fun! It's only what you make of it after all.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: I feel that it's mainly to help co-ordinate RP between departments and acclimatize new players either to that department or to SS13 in general to the department, and to help keep things interesting for the department itself, while being a voice of reason. Also to take responsibility for the actions of their department and to keep an eye on things.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:Elaborating on my earlier point, I think part of the role of a head is to help make the department interesting for their "employees" and keep them actively engaged in the round through various means. I think that someone who's a head of staff should consider the other players motives and feelings before making decisions that effect the whole department, and to be a peacekeeper between players.

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

Character name: Yua Mizushima

Character age: 33

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs):Being the eldest of 3 children and having a rather boring childhood to colonists on a moon who's main industry was mining, which did initially spark her interest in the sciences. After high-school, she applied to the Ganymede Institute of Physical Sciences' Inorganic Chemistry program, but ended up switching majors to Macro Xenobiology, and minoring in chemistry. She finished her degree with an internship at Shumway Biotech, helping map out neural pathways of Unathi to help develop better prosthesis and generally reach a better understanding of those few who leave Moghes to pursue a career with the major corps. After finishing her internship and having a PhD and 2 years as a lab assistant under her belt, she moves on to Solar Nanosystems, working with various engineers and designers to try and design new, safer containers for plasma. Though the plasma containment project yields no major advancements in containing and working with the material, it none the less was valuable experience working with the caustic substance.

At 29, Yua first started working for Nanotrasen aboard the NSS Apus, once again working working with her Xenobiology degree. Working with the department responsible for volatile xenobiological organisms, her team primarily dealing with pluurs, slug like creatures that excrete corrosive fluids in defense. Finding the methods of handling tended to cause them to burn holes in the plating and equipment, she quickly went about using what experience with design she had to get in contact with the engineering department to help re-enforce the holding cells and develop a more thorough safety procedure. The project meeting with great approval afforded her as manager for the "slug" team. After four years of service aboard the Apus, she decided to use her temporary rise in position as a stepping stone, and has since applied to the Aurora for the Research Director's slot.

What do you like about this character?:Yua is very much a kind individual and likes to help others, and is thoroughly interested in the department and each of it's workers.

What do you dislike about this character?:Being she's a generally nice person, it takes very high grievances to cause her to retaliate if it's personal, which can be frustrating with dealing with irate crew-members who will toe the line.

Do you think this character is fit to be a Head of Staff?: Yes

Why?:Being both a people person and someone who likes to help others, I think that makes her a good diplomat to the department; as well as making her good at doling out the work in a fair manner and keeping track of underlings. With RD this is especially important as most of the sub-departments have limited involvement with each other except for specific circumstances. It also means she's more than willing to lay off the reigns and let the sub-departments handle their day to day work without muddling in their affairs.

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

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: I honestly feel this to be a skewed question, while I do think I generally roleplay very well, I think that the opinions of others weigh more heavily on a decision like this, and to sell myself short would be sabotage, as would exaggeration or overconfidence in my own ability. But I'd love to hear the opinions of others on how I do!

Extra notes: I've been playing on other RP servers for quite some time, Baystation 12 for longer than 3 years, and was even a moderator for a year, so I feel I'm very acclimated to a heavy demand RP environment and understand what's expected of someone who plays a head of staff. I played an RD named Yua Mizushima that was generally well liked and accepted as one of the better Directors around, though I realize well liked on another server only counts for so much, I've never been banned from any RP server I've played on and think that speaks well of my characters.

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You missed a lot of the application. You need to have a backstory and such for your character, as well as some other stuff that you missed.

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I'm an idiot. I just checked, when I copied it over, I didn't see the scrollbar, so only got the first 1/4 of it maybe? I apologize. Give me a moment to fix that.

Edit:It's now been fixed, I believe I got all the questions answered!

Edit No. 2: I sort of realized after I did this app while I was laying down to sleep, this is for individual characters being considered for command, or having a pre-built character for it, not just going through a character of one's in detail and describing if they're fit or not for Head duty, so I believe this one's a washout of an app. Sorry!

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My charachter Paul has played with Tanja for a few shifts now. I think she's very workable, she might just need to get a bit more involved.

RP is what you make it, and often I see her maybe standing a little by the waysides.

She's a great RPer, and should absolutely be considered for head, but I think she should also get that little bit more involved.

Also had to laugh at chasing that fuckwit around the whole station before I thrashed him with my cane, and someone threw a flashbang. all because we never had cuffs.

PROTIP: Bring many pairs of cuffs :lol:

Edit: Character might also be a bit young.

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Like I said in the second edit of the reply post a few days ago, I had a moment of genius and was thinking the app was just to demonstrate you can reason out and explain what makes a good head, hence why I even put "No, this character wouldn't make a good head, too young+experience" and later said this one's a washout for an app as I'm not really planning on having Kurita as an HoS, but they were my only current character to use as an explanation.

That being said and clarity of thought returning, I will re-write it for a new character that does qualify as a head. But should I just rewrite the opening post of this one, or make a new thread?

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I had the privilege of interacting with Focks on server quite a few times since they joined us on the Aurora. I have already stated on Focks' Tajara app that they are more than capable of high quality RP.

I am glad to see that Tanja is no longer the subject of this app, as I would love to see her maintain her current position in security and continue to be a competent member of the department as she stands.

Focks can handle Head of Staff positions. There is no doubt of that in my mind.

I look forward to seeing Focks on the bridge.


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I had the pleasure of playing alongside the Bocks Focks during my tour on Baystation. Real solid player, always seemed to know what they were doing. From what I can recall, all their delegations were of very sound mind as well. Supporting this.

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