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BYOND key:Valkrae

Character names: Robert Dalton, Marcus Armstrong, Shiela Maldin

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: About a month and a half.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I wish to expand my roleplay into the management branch. I feel as if I can create good, serious RP in this area. There’s also the fact that there are never heads on when I get on, Which is usually at around 4 P.M EST.

Why did you come to Aurora?: A group of friends showed it to me, and asked me if I wanted to play. Naturally, I joined along with them. What I discovered was a hub of serious, and fun roleplay. It’s a perfect balance of seriousness, while not completely bland of any entertainment.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?: I have, indeed. I read it all of the time, when nothing is happening on the server. I’ve read all of the head wiki pages, multiple times.

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:Roleplay is, in my eyes at least, the playing of a character in a setting. This act, along with others, creates a spontaneously evolving story that you can change. No one person is excluded from this. It brings out your own emotions as you get attached to the character, and start to flesh them out more, and more. You flesh them out until they are their own person, as detailed and as complex as you yourself are.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:The purpose of the Head of Staff, OOCly, in game is to guide players in the right direction. Whether this may be intervening directly on a course of action, or letting nature take its course, they are there to guide. They are also there as a set of ‘IC Admins’, and are basically what keeps players in line with the IC rules. Another perk, is the ability to call things like the shuttle, and an ERT(which servers to bring dead players back into the swing of things), and set the alert level. These things add to the overall Roleplay, and are needed for it to function well.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: The OOC responsibilities of whitelisted players are to set an example for all other players, and newcomers. We wouldn’t want people coming in, and seeing a Head brutally murder them for no reason other than that they wanted their hat. They have to follow the rules, and generally just be a good role model for new players.

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

Character name: Robert Dalton

Character age: 39

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

Robert Alexander Dalton was born in a small, backwater, agrarian colony. He was raised on his family’s rather large farm, the farm itself spanning anywhere from 50 to 100 acres. The family had workers to help with the field, but the family still had to work as well. Robert learned the meaning of hard work, and the value of each person in a well organized system. Robert’s Dad was the first one to show Robert how to shoot a weapon. It was a simple shotgun, but Robert treated it with the respect and care that a firearm deserves.

When Robert reached the age of 18, He signed up to work for NanoTrasen. They shoved him onto a ship, and told him that he was Quartermaster. He accepted this, and life went on for a few years. He decided eventually, that this wasn’t his life. He requested a job transfer, and they sent him to the Aurora. A fresh cadet. He learned a lot those few years as a cadet. When he was promoted to a full-time Officer, he made it his duty to make sure that all of his comrades were safe during their jobs. He would go out of his way to make sure that they were always accounted for, and uninjured. He’s recently been employed as a Detective, but he seeks higher employment.

What do you like about this character?: I like his gruffness, and general outlook on life. He’s not swayed by any sort of idealism, or hunger for money. He’s a simple man, but that doesn’t mean he’s dumb. He’s smart in his own way, when it comes to creative ways to solve problems. The man, in his soul, has a good heart, and strives to have good intentions. Even though he isn’t the head, He tries to look out for his coworkers, and make sure they’re safe, and out of harms way. His blatant disregard for how anyone looks at his opinion is another thing I like about him.

What do you dislike about this character?: Honestly? How he charges into danger haphazardly. Even though he has good intentions, It’s not really enjoyable to sit as a ghost while the round goes on. Another thing is the double edged sword to a reason above, While he isn’t swayed by any idealism, or money, His outlook is very centered, and boring. There’s no room for creativeness there.

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): Yes, I do.

Why?: This character has the experience, and mindset to correctly lead a

department. When there are no heads on, He goes to his lengths, mental and physical, to ensure that his department runs smoothly, and efficiently. He also attempts to protect every life under his command, and those in other departments.

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

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: Honestly? I’d give myself an 8/10, maybe an 8.5 if I push it. I’m good at sticking to characters, and keeping up with the job and making it interesting to do some of the most basic tasks. My main problem is separating certain things from OOC and IC. When it comes to knowing where antags might show up, and actually taking precautions against such an event. I’ve become better at stopping myself from doing these things, however.

Extra notes: While I’ve not roleplayed on Space Station 13 for an exceedingly long amount of time, I’ve roleplayed for a good portion of my teenage/adult life. I started playing all sorts of tabletop RPG’s when I was around 12, and that led me to RPing on games like Minecraft, Starbound, and roleplaying on MMOs as well. It’s a fair bet to say that I’ve spent a good amount of time roleplaying.

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