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W3bster's Head Whitelist Re-application

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BYOND key:


Character names:

Ahren Hawkins, Webster Hawkins, Anthony Hawkins, Garen Hawkins, Rylan Hawkins. SOON : Hoshihito Horiguchi (Should the application be accepted. Going to be my Head Of Personnel. Hawkins will be switched to Head Of Security)


How long have you been playing on Aurora?:

About two months, nearly three. That is an approximate.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:

My previous reason as to why I wished to be on the whitelist was so that my main character, Ahren Hawkins, would have access to the position of Head of Personnel. As of now, I have switched things around a bit due to IC events. Ahren Hawkins has been fleshed out as a full security member. Hence, I would create another character for the Head of Personnel position.

Why did you come to Aurora?:

(NOTE : This did not change since my last application.)

First off, a little backstory on my SS13 career. It first began on Alium Deathtrap 13. An extremely niche server with only Extended, that had rounds that would go on for 7-12 hours. I remained there for a good few months, before internal staff turmoil and player abuse took it's toll on me and i had to find a new home. I decided to do a radical change of Roleplay level and headed to Paradise. After a little while as a Mentor, i became an Admin. That lasted a good two months. But due to internal management issues (Please PM if you require more information about this. Willing to keep the drama out of the public channels), i resigned. Willing to return to a peaceful, HeavyRP community, i made my way to the newly born Unbound Travels, hosted by SshAdo. Due Ssh holding conversations with me during BestRP's fall and Unbound's rise, i was able to blaze through the ranks and become a highly-positionned admin. Yet the community was fragile, and the Administration had issues. Ssh, in good faith, decided to halt hosting the server, due to much grief caused to many members of staff and members of the server alike. Jamie made thje decision to rehost the server. I tried being a part of that, but it was just not the same and the environment was different. I did not appreciate Unbound anymore. So i left SS13 for a good while. Now, having dealt with IRL issues, i am able to return to SS13. I have chosen Aurora as my new home station, as the community and staff appear highly welcoming and much less abusive that what i have seen on previous HRP stations. It's ruleset, mentality and roleplay style fits with what i want from a community. Hence me being here.

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




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

Character name:

Ahren Hawkins

Character age:


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

Born in 2404 to Dr. Elizabeth Fields, employed as a Medical Doctor by Nanotrasen and Alexander Hawkins, one of Nanotrasen's early Scientists, Ahren was raised in an environment that one could define as financially favorable, with a firm education accompanied by what some declared as a “Brainwash”. Everything around Ahren had the name Nanotrasen stapled to it, accompanied by both parents proudly chanting praises about the company and the happiness it brought them. They did, afterall, meet, date and proposed aboard the company’s facilities. Throughout his childhood and teenage hood, Ahren was able to get a firsthand account of the newfound species in the years of his growth into an adult.

Influenced by his first relationships, Ahren underwent basic military training. Having failed the tests to join the Nanotrasen Security Forces, depressed and without morale, Ahren decided to serve a few years in the Sol Alliance’s Military wing. After which, he underwent higher studies in the field of Management, Law and Philosophy, motivated by early relationships. At age 31, Ahren was hired as an Internal Affairs Agent for Nanotrasen. After twenty years of accumulated stress, migraines, promotions and coffee addiction, Ahren had a breakdown which resulted in a temporary suspension from the Internal Affairs division. Meanwhile, Ahren has transferred to the Security division, working part-time Security. He underwent a year of Forensics Science and is currently holding the position of Investigator aboard the NSS Aurora. During the Board’s debate of Ahren’s misconduct in Internal Affairs, he requested the board review the possibility of a transfer to the position of Personnel Manager. The demand is currently being reviewed by the board.


Following the denial of his application of Personnel Manager by the board for reasons of poor conduct, attitude and lack of recognition, Ahren Hawkins has taken and succesfully completed classes regarding Racial Sensitivity and Social Integration. He is actively discussing with a Therapist regarding his issues and believes he has made progress. He has re-applied, yet this time for the position of Head of Security. He hopes the board has seen his will and ability to change.

What do you like about this character?:

Ahren is fully devoted to Nanotrasen, attached to it due to the fact that his family has grown alongside it. His devotion to the company allows for easier and faster decisions, as well as a backup plan to always fall to. Instinctively, should anything happen, i simply have to think as a devoted member and lover of Nanotrasen. Having played this character for a while now, I know exactly how he behaves and how people believe he will react. It’s like if you read a book many times and know many parts of it by heart.

What do you dislike about this character?:

I have grown tired of playing Ahren. Henceforth, I am planning on casting him aside for a little while. Playing him when security is in dire need. I believe I have exhausted his potential for development on previous servers and no longer feel entertained playing him.

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

His experience, studies and knowledge are major contributing factors. His seniority in the company, alongside his parents's, may allow him to be much more comfortable in his position. His previous position in Internal Affairs has allowed him to get a firm grasp of the law as well as internal management of the company. His will to change and improve after his denial is a contributing factor to this character’s devotion and potential.



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:

Roleplay is basically acting or performing something that may be defined as a role. In the SS13 context, we have to take the roles of crew members in a highly sophisticated, professional and serious environment. General chucklefuckery that may be allowed on other stations, may be prohibited or frowned upon on Heavy Roleplay Stations. The heavier the roleplay, the more serious one has to take their rule and duties. This also means that one should strive to discuss with others, and rely in speech rather than mechanics. For example, during a nuke ops round, an officer shouldn’t look to eliminate the ops gloriously whilst dual wielding laser rifles, but rather to make sure the crew is safe and coordinate with command on the suit of action. Meanwhile, an ops shouldn’t just go full gank and kill everyone they see because they’re ops, but rather try to flesh out a story, a goal, objectives and predict their future actions as to enhance the round, the roleplay and the enjoyment instead of generating massive unhappiness from people both in dead chat and post-round.

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

A head of staff is a catalyst to his designated department. they are there to take critical decisions in the round that will influence it's direct outcome. They may decide whether or not a player is taken out of the round, or in, depending on ongoing events in the round. Being the heads of their department, they are entrusted by the players of said department to provide suitable enjoyment to the round. A bit like the antag rules state to provide.

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

The responsibilites of OOC whitelisted players is to uphold a high standard of Roleplay, manners and respect of the rules. Whitelisted players were specifically reviewed and accepted to fill certain roles deemed highly important to the fluidity of the round. To other players, they should be the shining example of how to behave. I would strive to uphold them by incurring a perfect application of the rules, great roleplay and amazing respect towards both the staff and playerbase.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:

I would define my ability in roleplaying as better-than-average. My beginnings of Space Station 13 being on a hardcore roleplay-only environment has forced me to obtain this first hand. Although, at certain times, i may have a small lack in fluidity due to fatigue, boredom, ETC. Although most times i will attempt to do my best. I am always open to critisism, no matter the origin. Although I do admit that I lack in engaging others Icly. Resulting in my character(s) remaining.. Unknown.



Extra notes:

My goal in the past 1.5-2 months after the denial of my first app was to improve my OOC behavior. Since then, I have not obtained a warning and have actively attempted to help and stay out of the staff’s way. My goal in the next few months is to augment my activity on the forums and attempt to “force” my way into others Icly, basically making myself known as a character and person.

Should you have any questions as to why i left staff on servers and/or the issues i had with servers, please hit me with a PM. I did not find fit the idea of bringing other servers's drama here.

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Being a decent roleplayer is all well and good, but being a good sport OOC and understanding the spirit of the rules/structure we have (have fun) rather than the letter (followed all rules AND WON lol go complain about it scrub) is equally important.

That said, I can gladly say that I've personally witnessed W3b demonstrating the latter; he graciously accepted my request for a time-out while I sorted out my computer troubles as an antagonist in the middle of a standoff. While his compatriots were total gits about it, W3bster really stuck out for a positive OOC attitude.

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