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BYOND key: BlueScope

Character names: Dorian Bonds

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Two months, perhaps a little more or less

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: To continue in the logical progression of my character's aims, in character

Why did you come to Aurora?: For a game worth enjoying, for a change

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:

Roleplaying is, by my definition, the art of selectively placing limitations on your imagination via the adoption of a persona, so that you and others can interact in a fictional universe that may or may not reflect the real world. It is first and foremost a pursuit dedicated to enjoyment.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:

The intent behind the heads requires little OOC justification, as it is both reasonable and logical to assume that Nanotransen would organize their company in such a manner. However, it is clear that they are included so that characters can feel a sense of subordination, and actually do what their occupation asks of them. It also falls to the Heads to prevent in character disputes from spilling over into out of character. When there is a direct superior which can handle matters in character, there is no reason for out of character intervention, unless the situation is fairly dire.

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

A simply restatement of the above, primarily, though with a few notable adaptions. First and foremost, as a Head it is automatically assumed by the players that you have some idea of what you are doing. They are an accessible resource for on-server occupation and general interface training, as BYOND is infamous for its clunky controls. I suppose that I would strive to act as a teacher, though I feel it's a little presumptuous to say that I understand everything. Making sure that others feel welcome, and welcome to help others.


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

Character name: Dorian Bonds

Character age: 30

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

Dorian is a classic example of Nanotransen recruitment. An orphan, much of his early life was spent in a Nanotransen orphanage. He received most of his early education here, a quick mind but not overly imaginative. At the age of 18, he took the standard occupational examination, and was transferred to a top Security Academy for his initial training. Here, he found a fascination with law and corporate procedure would grip him. He quickly acquired additional law/procedure credentials, scoring top marks. Dorian applied for a position in the Internal Affairs office, but was denied, and transferred to a particularly hostile border mining station.

His records from that time are classified, but after two further failed transfer requests he suffered trauma of some nature. The fourth request was approved, and he was transferred to the NSS Aurora.

What do you like about this character?:

Dorian is methodical, and efficient. When presented with an insurmountable task, he'll break it down piece by piece until it's manageable.

What do you dislike about this character?:

His methods and strict adherence to procedure make him a predictable target. He can also be a little too uncaring, and can lack empathy.

Do you think this character is fit to be a Head of Staff? (Please note that Head characters must be over 30, unless given special clearance):



He's an Internal Affairs Agent, who has spent time in character learning the role of Security for the express purpose of applying for the position.


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

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:

7.5/10. I have extensive experience with slower-paced roleplaying formats, BYOND and Space Station 13's rapid situation changes makes it a challenge for me to get all of my thoughts down before someone is blown up, runs off, or robusts me. My spelling leaves something to be desired as well.

Extra notes:

Not to be a Nazi, but

"Please provide well articulated and argumented answers to the following questions in a paragraph each." Should probably read more along the lines of "Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph each.", as "argumented" isn't a word, and by definition a well articulated response would be well thought out.

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