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BYOND key: Alicia Jewel

Character names: Julia Davis, Isabella Broomhall, Patricia Stoddard, B.E.B.E., Luta Yut, Robert Hoffman

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Just over six months now.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I want to keep the staff (namely the medical staff) organized and efficient, especially in the event of an emergency. Far too often during emergencies, I see the staff either running around in a disorganized panic or sitting around with their thumbs up their bums, and I want to try to alleviate that to the best of my ability.

Why did you come to Aurora?: I wanted to play on a heavy RP server, and this is the one I’ve liked the most so far.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?: Yep, and I’ve also gotten familiar with the basics of the jobs I’ll be overlooking.

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

Give a definition of what you think roleplay is and should be about:

To me, roleplaying is a cooperative effort at storytelling. Everyone makes a character to contribute to the story in one way or another whether they play as a heroic protagonist, a cunning villain, a tragic victim, a side character who assists however he/she can, etc. Roleplaying should be about telling a story and having meaningful interactions with other characters, not making your character the best of the best or playing to win.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is in-game?

In-game, the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is to make sure all players have an experience that is as smooth as possible by mediating any IC or OOC disputes to the best of my ability (and calling for a mod if things get out of my control) and to help any struggling players with any problems they may have (because nothing sours your SS13 experience more than being OOCly insulted by someone who refuses to help you figure something out). It is also a Head’s responsibility to set a good example for the other players, as elaborated on below.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:

As a whitelisted player, it will be my responsibility to set a good example to the other players. This includes roleplaying properly, having good OOC etiquette, following the rules to the best of my ability, and generally being mature. This will show other players that you need to have these qualities to be a whitelisted player, and it will also show that I, indeed, deserved my spot on the whitelist. I plan to provide this good example by always maintaining my high standards of my roleplay (no Rambo doctor for me), being polite and courteous to my fellow players even if I disagree with them, make sure to double-check any questionable actions I may perform to make sure I’m not breaking any rules, keeping calm and walking away from the game if I get too angry, and not acting like a self-entitled brat just because I’m a Head.


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

Character name: Robert Hoffman

Character age: 42

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs):

Robert Hoffman was born on Biesel in June 2415 to two manager-level parents. He was more or less expected to follow the family tradition of going into business and working his way up the ladder, but after an accident that required him to get reconstructive surgery, he became fascinated by the way doctors could mend broken bodies, how the body worked, and the process of surgery. He began studying these subjects intensively, eschewing almost any free time he had in favor of learning the tricks of the trade. Through this hard work, he was able to obtain a scholarship at the South Mendell University of Medicine, where he received a Doctorate of Medicine at age 26. From there, he underwent a five-year residency at South Mendell Hospital.

Not long after he became full-fledged surgeon, he heard about an exodus-class research station that was going to be built in the Romanovich Cloud that would require a full medical staff due to the dangerous nature of the research being performed. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to work with cutting-edge and experimental surgical techniques, he applied for a job the moment he could and was accepted due to his exceptional surgical skills.

Being from a managerial family did have its influence on him, though, and as the years went on, he started thinking of ways to optimize the often poor organization and management of the medical bay. He went back to school part-time to gain experience in management and passed the NanoTrasen Upper-Management Aptitude Test.

What do you like about this character?:

His combination of good bedside manner and his no-nonsense attitude makes him a great candidate for CMO, in my opinion. He’ll treat the patients well and make sure they’re comfortable, but if someone in the medbay who’s not in training screws up, he will let them have it. (He’s more lenient with people in training, but he’ll still be firm about teaching them the proper procedures.)

What do you dislike about this character?:

He’s not exactly what one might call “friendly.” He’s far from mean-spirited, but he spends most of his time studying or working and is very business-minded, so he rarely has time to just “hang out” with anyone. He has certain coworkers he respects and gets along with, but there are very few people he’d call “friend,” and he’s not too eager to make friends at work.

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff?:

He has several years of experience in the medical field, is trained in management partially thanks to his family, and is firm yet fair when it comes to keeping the medbay under control.


Please provide well-articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: I’ve been roleplaying for at least a decade now and usually make complex characters who react realistically to situations around them. (If my character gets shot in the arm, for instance, he’s going to react to that even if the game doesn’t force him to, not continue forward like a robot… unless he is a robot, of course.) I’m also an avid writer, have done very well in college-level writing courses, and recently graduated with a creative writing degree. For those reasons, I tend to rate my roleplaying ability very highly unless I’m tired or just not in the mood to put in a lot of effort, but I usually don’t even bother roleplaying if I’m in one of those moods. Of course, I make mistakes just like everyone else—sometimes I panic and have my character react incorrectly, and sometimes my character is developed enough for me to know how to have them react. In those situations, though, I do my best to rectify the situation.

Extra notes: I corrected the grammar on some of the questions because I’m a crazy copyeditor.

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While we have not interacted ICly much, you seem to know your way around your arpees, and are generally a pretty cool guy.

I have never had a problem with you, or seen anyone else have one.

Thus, have my +1.

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I really like Alica, I best know them from Julia being a miner, best miner by the way, 10/10, would have work as my underling again. and I /THINK/ I remember seeing Robert Hoffman once or twice, if I did, they didn't do anything bad or crappy to make the name pop. So, this has my plus.

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