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Soapy's Skrell Application

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BYOND Key:SoapyCup

Character Names:Karina Miller, Jessica Brice, Oscar Faust, Brooke Stroble

Species you are applying to play:Skrell

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt):Light Blue

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?:Yes

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:

I wish to play as a Skrell character because of the RP opportunities and the lack of skrell on the station. I plan to make my character part of the Dienabi religion, which worships dionea, a race that is usually neglected. The difference between how skrell and humans form their sentences will be fun to play with, and I will enjoy how they treat the other races like small children. Skrell are some of the most reliable and trusted workers for NT, so there should be more of them on-board the Aurora.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human:

Well, they have their own language. Skrell lack teeth and gums, which means they prefer soft foods, and they can't digest meat well. They speak in short concise sentences, rather than the drawn out expressions humans use. They have large heads with giant tentacles, so they need special hardsuit helmets, and tend to opt out of wearing hats. Skrell are amphibious, so of course they can breathe underwater and have webbing in between their fingers. Skrell are typically shorter then humans, pretty much look like frogs. The most important differences are mental though, Skrell are logical, not impulsive. They won't fight a fight they can't win and tend to accept death rather than flee. They also will live hundreds of years more than humans, letting them learn much, much more than a measly human ever would.

Character Name:Jardine Quar-Tup

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

Jardine Quar-Tup was born on Jargov IV into a low-class family. Jardine's father was a Dienabi minister, leading to the family being disliked, and looked down upon. Jardine was bullied in school leading to him becoming more shy and more afraid of violence then your normal skrell. He resorted to studying ancient texts in solitude to satisfy his deeply held religious beliefs. He was able to earn the approval of his family, giving him only slight confidence, but strengthening his beliefs. He studied Dienabi in the skrell form of college, passing as an atheist. He did well in his formal education, earning high grades.

After his formal education, he looked for a job as a Dienabi minister. Not being able to find one in the religion-hating planet he was born in, he moved to a space station called the Odin, funded by his parents. There he found comfort in the mostly religious humans, and the increase in Dionea fueled his passion for his religion even more. The chaplain position on the Odin already being filled, he looked into the Aurora, a research station. He was able to find a job as a Dienabi chaplain on the Aurora, validating his beliefs to himself and his parents. He still works on the Aurora, spreading the love to all of the Dionea.

What do you like about this character?

I admire how he was able to stay strong when nearly everyone around him disapproved and was able to find success.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?8/10

Notes:Hopefully this will re-light the fire in this game for me, and I'll be on more.

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Karina Miller was a character who convinced me to keep playing here when I was quite new. I enjoy this player's roleplay and feel they'll do the race they're applying for justice. Also, I agree that there aren't enough Skrell around!

I'd be quite pleased to see this approved. I like the religious angle of the character's backstory, and think it could be used to fuel some interesting discussion.

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Oh, goodness.

You must've had this app around for a while, as I can see it's been written with the old lore in mind.

Here's a quick overview of the new lore changes, could you perhaps read it and give me your thoughts on it?

(And Skrell religions haven't gone away, they've lost a lot of importance among modern Skrell culture but they're still present in the exact same way they were before.)

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I quite like it actually, but I guess they don't have the slur anymore? But yeah, I wrote the first half a month ago and wrote the bio recently. I can edit my application if you would like me to do that.

Yes, you probably should. :P

I can approve it after that. :)

Edited :)

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