Jump to content

Mofo's Head Whitelist Application V1

Recommended Posts

BYOND key: Mofo1995

Character names: Isiah Fraser, Shkor-Dyet Dom'Pesh (Skoro was renamed to this due to being OOCly called "The Scatman")

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Since September 2015

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I've been Interim Research Director twice thrice now, and I thought that it was nothing short of an exceptional experience. I loved it, and everything went pretty well. I'm pretty well-versed in the various aspects of the science department, So, I thought I'd see if I could do it on a more regular basis if that's all right with my peers.

Why did you come to Aurora?: It had more people than Aphellion project, and Aphellion project shutdown. In general there was a more stable and active community here as well, and the station was and is more lively. Not to mention the friendly people and the fun forums.

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

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:

As Chaznoodles said the other day, and it really resonated with me, roleplaying is about saying yes. It's about setting out and adventuring into things you would never normally do either because you can't or you won't, and then pretending to do them. Like pretending to be an alien, or a terrorist, or maybe an adventurer, or possibly a crusader. It's you and a bunch of buddies or even strangers getting together and agreeing to pretend to work on a space station together, and sharing in struggles and triumphs with each other, all in the end to have fun.

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

Heads of Staff keep order, they are the organizing and unifying force which takes a department, and brings all the sometimes disparate elements together. They're an authority that people can look up to for guidance, for lessons, for authorization, and even sometimes for protection. Sometimes a head of staff is just another boss, but the best ones are leaders who take the front and direct their department's efforts to a common goal. For instance, the Head of Security is interested in keeping the station safe, and Research Director is interested in projects and experiments, the CMO organizes medical treatment, etc. That is to say, however, that Head of Staff should NOT do the jobs of their workers, but rather should organize and supervise their workers in a way that makes them feel stable and cared for.

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 to other players is to contribute to the learning of new people in their department, to contribute to the RP by being representatives of the overarching authority that is the NanoTransen SOP, and to maintain a healthy balance between fun and order. The way in which I would strive to uphold this is to try and familiarize my workers with the regulations in a more friendly way, and to try to keep my workplace airtight against extradepartmental threats by maintaining good paperwork practices. Furthermore, I'll make a concerted effort to devise projects for the department I work for to try and shake up their shifts and bring everyone together into a common effort in more tangible ways.

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

Character name: Shkor-Dyet Dom'Pesh (formerly Skoro'Dyetee Piedyom'Peet)

Character age: 85

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

So, much of his general story can be found here in my application for the character, this is the tl;dr so ignore the other link to Character Stories unless you want to hear an in-depth story of Shkor's life.

Source of backstory, as its a copy paste:


Shkor was hatched on Jargon V to a family of space ship engineers for the Jargon Navy. His early life was fraught with rigorous schooling as he had to work very hard in order to meet his parents' expectations, as he comes from a long line of military engineers. So, when he was fully grown up, he made the most logical job choice for his family line and went to study the sciences. He got his education on his home world of Jargon V, and was generally shunned form his family for not devoting his life to the military. He did a study abroad program on Mars, and there he befriended some human university students and became immersed and learned in human culture. This is where Shkor learned that all though Skrell were superior in every way, he awfully liked humans, and so he kept his beady black eyes peeled for job openings in human space. In the meantime, he went back to Aliose and worked in labs with research centered around the military, partly in an attempt to parley and compromise with his estranged family who were now willing to at least let him come back to holiday dinners. When he heard about a job opening for research aboard the NSS Aurora, he signed up, once again estranging himself from his family for going to work with humans instead of staying on Aliose. He even decided to get citizenship for the Republic of Biesel and to live there with the exception of those awkward holiday dinners.

A much more detailed and serious biographical story of Shkor's professional life can be found in the link below, divided up into three major sections, if you're a masochist for walls of text.


What do you like about this character?: So, I could be wildly wrong about this, but I like how he feels really believable and down to earth to me. I feel like everyone one of his abilities and skills is carefully accounted for by years of hardwork and experience, and that his love for science is fantastic. I like how he curses at his slimes when he works in xenobiology, or shoots the shit with his human coworkers, and I like to think that he has a good sense of humor and works well with others, based on interactions I've had around the station.

What do you dislike about this character?: The three year break at Aliose Biomedical. If the maximum age for characters on the server wasn't 85, I'd raise it by at least five years and change it to a seven year break to better justify his work experience with slimes. Also, racism to Unathi. Or rather, possibly not implementing it well enough. I have multiple capable Unathi coworkers, and I find it hard to roleplay secretly distrusting them when they're capable and friendly.

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

I've been Interim Research Director once twice with this character, and the entire experience was nice and smooth. All areas of the department progressed with their jobs very nicely, and I feel that I got along with my workers swimmingly. Qualification for such a position isn't just limited to knowledge of how to do the jobs but also ones ability to get along well with their coworkers and to work together as a team. I believe he meets both of the criteria quite well.

Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: On my last whitelist app I put 7/10, and I think I'm going to keep it there for the same reasons, but I've been getting a lot better at adding flavor through emoting.

Extra notes: The backstory is extremely long, I apologize, I really love writing.


Edited by Guest
Link to comment
Extra notes: The backstory is extremely long, I apologize...


The expanded backstory is three long paragraphs, I feel totally robbed of a wall of text.

Why isn't this person whitelisted yet, +1 for application, +0.75 for scatman.

I've seen Fraser doing his thing both indirectly and as a recent lab assistant. I think he's juuuust fine, and that his Skrell is probably no different. :)

Link to comment
I played one round with Sk-Shit-Shik, although it was sadly cut short when my intermawebs decided "fuck you" and committed mass suicide. Anyway, good character, good warbler, I like him as an RD.

Edit: I forgot to make a bad mofo joke, Ive soiled it! Soiled it!


Your pun game is off man, get it together!

Yeah that was some great RP in xenobio, and the timing of you going SSD was terrible since I had just typed out a long winded response. RIP Ukhaan's family.


What Jboy said, Sk-shitskahgfuck is an amazing character. You deserve a ++++

Thanks for the +4, Hopefully The Scatman, Research Director can complete cyrogenic revivial.

Link to comment
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...