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Loow's Tajara Application

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BYOND Key: Loow

Character Names: Beatrix Saylor, Brady Saylor, Chance Mendoza, Jack, Nautif Mihhel, Steven Smith, Teresa Vasquez, Virgil Wayland

How long have you been playing on Aurora: Six months? Seven months? Eight? Somewhere in there.

Species you are applying to play: Tajara

What color do you plan on making your first alien character : Somewhere in the Zhan-Khazan range. Leaning toward Darker blue-Grey and Black.

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes, several times. I really want this to go well.

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: As an outsider looking in, I see the Tajara as a lovely bunch of characters. They are bigoted, hateful, judgmental and have a false sense of entitlement. All of these traits come together to assure me that the Tajara are just like everyone else. I've seen a lot of Tajara done very well and many of them do not fall into the stereotype people so love to picture them in. This stereotype being "Filthy Cat-beasts" who are all after our jobs and will no doubt take over the station with their grubby little paws and tails.

I've had a lot of good experiences with Tajara characters on several servers. They have proven to be a diverse group with more than enough character variation and personality quirks to go around. I've been impressed and downright surprised with how well a few characters have been brought to life. I've obviously gotten a share of inspiration from Nasir Ha'kim, but I'd also like to mention Ziva Mo'taki and (most recently) Omnir Al-Nasser as Tajara who've I've found surprisingly... human.

With all of this in mind, I want to take up the challenge of RPing a believable Tajara character who can add to the existing community. The players of this server have inspired me to give Tajara my best shot. Here's to hoping it goes well and that at least one person can enjoy this new character.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Tajarrra come frrrom a different school of thought than humans. Whereas humanity has thrust itself into the stars over centuries of progress, the Tajara have only recently found themselves able to suddenly interact with these new species and experiences. Ignoring the obvious difference in speech, Tajara come from a culture that's fundamentally different from most modern humans, and that must be kept in mind when attempting to role-play a Tajara.


Character Name: Latif Ha'kim

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

As the youngest of the Ha'kim family, Latif grew up looking to his older siblings as role models. Throughout his childhood, Latif would get into trouble and justify it by saying that he acted as his siblings would have. As Latif grew older, he found himself attempting to mirror his siblings more and more.

After both of his siblings moved on away from their home town of Kal'Tiiv, Latif suddenly found himself with room to act as he saw fit. While he would always carry the influence his family had on him, Latif began acting out to try and "find himself" and his place in the universe. This lead to him "acting out" in ways which his parents found strange and out of character for the young Tajara.

Latif's parents were eventually convinced that what he was missing was discipline. After having picking a fight in a market, Latif was offered a place in a local hunting party in the hopes that this would help him. For years, Latif spent the majority of his time with the other members of this hunting party. It taught him quite a bit about himself as he stopped relying so heavily on his siblings as examples. In that time, Latif became dear friends with two of the younger hunters, Navid and Zakiya.

By the age of 26, Navid had convinced Latif to finally take a shuttle off Adhomai to go see the universe. Navid had heard of a company called NanoTrasen, and was insistant that they would hire nearly any Tajaran and treat them well. Zakiya was reluctant with the idea at first, but after being pressured by both Navid and Latif to go with them, she finally gave in. At the age of 27, Latif and his friends left Admohai for Tau Ceti. All three applied to work for the mega-corporation. Ironically, Navid was the only one to be denied a position with NanoTrasen. With a new home, old friends and a new job, Latif feels he is prepared for life among the stars. Only time will tell if this was a wise decision or a foolish one.

What do you like about this character?

Latif has already had a fair bit of change from a young Tajaran with issues of self image and rebelliousness into a person with his own opinions and attitude. He's largely overcome many of his own personal demons and is leaving his home as a better person than he once was. I'd like to see where Latif goes from here.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? Three claw marks on Travis Davis' arm out of four.


Thank you for reading this application. If you have any comments or criticism on my RP, Latif, Tajara or just about anything semi-relevant to this topic, I'd love to hear it. I've been preparing for this app for a while now and I truly hope I can make Latif into a character that is interesting to interact with.

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How would you rate your role-playing ability? Three claw marks on Travis Davis' arm out of four.


Kek, I understood that reference .gif

I've been playing RP stuff with Loow for a long time, I think about a year maybe? SS13, DnD, Pathfinder, random crap that I can't even remember. He plays his characters well, and I know he's put a lot of effort into this application because he's been bugging me for help with it for the past two months or so. It's also more fleshed out than the recent influx of applications I've seen.

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Loow is best. Loow is love, life.

I've never not enjoyed Loow's roleplaying style, I think they have what it takes to deserve this whitelist.

Endorsement on my end.

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I still don't fully understand why Loow is applying for a catbeast, however...

His character Beatrix Saylor deeply influenced me when i first came around here. Both IC and OOC. Back then i was new to the game, one of the biggest reasons i came around a bunch were Beatrix and Cammile, who i got entangled with in a story arc. As time went on, Bea took a more active role in the arc has provided me with one of those roleplaying feelings i both never got before, and one that will probably stick around for a /very/ long time in my memory. I completely believe Loow can go ahead and make a truly awesome catman, i've had nothing but good experiances with him so far

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Uh... I like loow as a player and his characters mostly!! Great roleplay were made when we first met in IC and in futher situations. But we have a lot of Tajaran today... More then Humans, they are assimilating US, it's damn plan of their damn goverment that runs by Monarch Scopes(or as he knows right now as Bluespace Cat).

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Give Loow catbeast app!

I think Loow is one of those players who can always be depended on to provide quality RP, regardless of the character or role. With that in mind, goes without saying that they can pull off a Tajaran.

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