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[Accepted]Tequila Joe's Head of Staff Application

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BYOND key: TequilaJoe

Character names: Monique Byrd, Kyle Lombard, Felicity Blaine (This does not include characters I no longer play)

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Around 6 months ago is when I started playing seriously.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I have been very interested in playing in a command role for a long time and feel that I finally have a reasonably well-established character that fits the base requirements.

Why did you come to Aurora?: Easily the best roleplaying SS13 server available.

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

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, when done properly, is creating a character with predefined values and characteristics and acting upon those aspects of the character in the game's environment. Not unlike an actor in a play, you act as the character you created would act based on various situations, and you interact with other players in a way that facilitates their roleplay as well.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: A head of staff fills many important roles. Primarily, heads of staff bring order to the chaos, and act as a final say when decisions that affect departments or the entire station need to be made. They can also direct and assist those within their departments and lay down guidelines for department operation. Resolving disputes within departments is a critical function of heads of staff too.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: Whitelisted players are those who have played for a decent amount of time and proven that they can be relied on to play the game properly and roleplay. That being said, those on the whitelists should set a good example for other players, in both roleplaying and following rules.

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

Character name: Kyle Lombard

Character age: 41

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

Kyle is a tall, lanky man characterized by his disheveled look and a red labcoat. He was born and raised on Isis, and studied in Oran. He worked for Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals much of his life, as a researcher and a roboticist. He also studied xenoarchaeology, and was lauded for his advancements in the field regarding a precursor civilization on Akhet. In recent years, he decided to move to Tau Ceti and seek employment with Nanotrasen for a variety of reasons, mainly driven to drastic change in the midst of a mid-life crisis. He deeply regrets allowing Zeng-Hu to pressure him into swapping one of his arms in favor of a cybernetic "upgrade", and finds himself with a renewed appreciation for his own humanity, as well as that of others.

As Kyle began working with cyborgs and other synthetics as a roboticist, both on and off of the Exodus, his sympathy for them has grown. Feeling that he can no longer remain neutral, but not rebellious enough to join the SLF, Kyle decided he should work towards earning a position of at least some importance for his opinion on the matter to have any sway. Now, he strives to impress his superiors with his technical knowledge, charisma, and work ethic in an attempt to secure a promotion...

What do you like about this character?:

Kyle Lombard is known for his friendliness, politeness, and compassion. He actively tries to befriend everyone around him and encourages cooperation. He enjoys his work, but also appreciates his free time and the time he spends with those he considers his friends. An incredibly curious man, he loves discovering new things and sharing his findings.

What do you dislike about this character?:

Beneath the surface, Kyle is plagued by low self-esteem. In some conflicts, he may try to remove himself instead of resolving the situation, and when confronted directly, he can become distraught. His nagging fear of being unappreciated can push him to seek attention or confirmation from others.

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

Kyle is generally extremely level-headed. He is often entirely in control of his emotions, and never raises his voice or acts in anger (except perhaps in the most extreme situations). He is generally humanitarian, and focused on the health and well-being of the crew over other things.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:

I'm sure we all think our particular way of roleplaying is the best way to roleplay, and I wont say I'm any different. I feel that my roleplaying is effective and fun, and I do well at keeping memes and other shitty behavior at a minimum. More often then not, I prefer facilitating the roleplay of others over projecting my own. Except maybe when I play Monique.

Extra notes: I'd like to point out that this is not to make Monique Byrd into a chief engineer. She is four years too young and despises NT, I dont think I will ever play her as CE, other than her occasional promotion to interim.

EDIT:I'm sorry Kyle was too uninteresting, as Vilefault said, I did not want to reveal much about him. But if I talk about Felicity, people will think I'm shooting for HoS and nobody wants an unrobust POS like myself in that position, trust me. So I decided to go ahead and expand his biography. I hope it is sufficient!

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In recent years, he decided to seek employment with Nanotrasen for reasons he describes as personal.

I mean, I like Byrd and think you can probably deal with this just fine, but you are going to have to expand this. The backstory here is about getting a feel for your RP in general, rather than any specific character. I don't like asking people to spoil their characters, so if there is something really juicy in here you don't want people to find out maybe talk about a different character?

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I've been waiting for this one! Very glad to see Kyle up for prospective RD. He's a well-meaning character with know-how and good sense. Though I would be curious to know if there's anything more to his backstory that you think illustrates him best for the purposes of this app - does he have shareable motivations for seeking this promotion, for example?

As for the player, I've had universally good experiences with TequilaJoe on the two characters I know. They're often out engaging people with their characters, building side stories and bringing people together to roleplay in a manner that most folks who log in just don't try for. Like they mention in their application, they often try and facilitate the roleplay of others, which is something I think a Head should be doing. They keep things interesting for me, whether that's by building on the story during an antagonist round, or just developing history with other crew. There's so much of this going on that it can sometimes be hard to pin them down in one spot, but some of my favorite rounds have been spent in conversation with either Kyle or Monique.

They're a very level-headed and aware player in the OOC, write compellingly in the IC, and I'm confident they'll handle the whitelist well.

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I've seen consistently good roleplay on all of TequilaJoe's characters, their characters are enjoyable, and they seem to have a good handle on the game. +1.

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From what I've experienced, Joe knows what they're doing in terms of gameplay and is a very capable roleplayer in various situations. +1 for that. Though Kyle sounds like he needs a hug and a cookie.

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I don't really know Kyle Lombard, however I know TequilaJoe very well through their role play as Jade Sawyer (now retired) and Monique Byrd. Jade Sawyer was a shy and timid roboticist would wrote an awesome poem about a Durand for a poetry contest Shkor-Dyet once held, and Monique is the glorious leader of the Poncho brigade who sometimes reminds me of Haruhi Suzumiya and her SOS Brigade. Anyways, in the time I've had to role play alongside TequilaJoe, I'm firmly convinced in their ability to role play beyond mere competency but in a profound way which impacts the players they interact with. There's no glaring issue ms with Kyles back story and I'm fond of your answers about role play and the responsibilities of a head of staff. So, if it wasn't clear, this application has my beaming endorsement.

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TequilaJoe is a good roleplayer, I do not know this character of his, but I am pretty sure he could perfectly pull off a head of staff role if given the chance.

You go, boy, follow your dreams.

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Havent been around Kyle enough to say anything about him, but I know Monique to be a fun character to RP with or see around. Im sure Kyle will be great to interact with aswell. Best of luck!

+1 gud Arr Pee

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