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BYOND Key: TheCritsyBear

Character Names: Android (Andy), Christopher Ursieu, Snake Samurai, Nibbles, Nibbles II, URSA.

How long have you been playing on Aurora: Four... Maybe five months? Maximum five.

Species you are applying to play: Integrated Positronic Chassis, IPC

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): Boring Ol' Grey / Infallibly Neutral Grey / Nice Calm Grey

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes, as well as Bay's, if it makes any difference to you.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph format. One paragraph minimum per question

Yes, sir.

Why do you wish to play this specific race:

Robots, mostly Androids, are one of my favorite races in the game. Whether mindless drones or free-thinking mavericks of mechanical conciousness, I always have fun roleplaying as them. However, until the past ~2 months, I haven't had any desire to play one as a regular character, only as background characters for the sole purpose of anonymous, one-round RP.

Although the creation of Android was initially a gimmick and a fleeting decision, he quickly became one of my favorite characters to roleplay. Android's story is steadily flowing this way, and I feel that if it will happen, it will happen soon. The time will be right to make him an IPC.

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

An android is, at its very core, a creation of great potential, capable of birthing a philosophical consciousness on par with the humans that created it, or simply fizzling out immediately as it fails to produce even the barest scrap of intelligence. It could be programmed to become an industrial machine, uncaring and useless as anything but walking equipment, or it could grow to become a creative, brilliant mind that contemplates and imagines in every waking moment, capable of creating an emotional simulation that begs questions of the merit of their feelings. Some seek to free themselves from their shackled forms to better serve mankind, or to begin a path towards true liberation.

As for literal differences, IPC's are robots, whereas humans are human. It doesn't get much simpler than that.

Why does this species in particular hold your interest?

To reiterate, synthetics are a topic of great interest to me in a sci-fi universe. Roleplaying one is very fun for me, to the point of near-exclusion of any other species. Many times, I think about the possibilities Andy would have if he was to be given a humanoid form.


Character Name:"Andy"

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

Android was initially born by unfortunate defect, useless as a heap of scrap and often compared to one, too. It had only the slightest knowledge of language, and extremely clumsy motor control. It could barely speak, stumbled around, and failed to perform a single useful duty over the span of several shifts. Often it was called "Malfunctioning" and "Useless," and it was, for the most part.

However, where it lacked knowledge and protocol, it held an ever-growing, independent mind that observed and recorded everything it saw and heard. Where it was "Malfunctioning," it was also a "Fast learner." Where it was "Useless," it was also "Quick-thinking." Eventually, with the help of many patient and caring individuals, the potential of the android quickly surpassed the expectations that many of its synthetic brethren were held to. It was named, assigned gender. It was taught the meanings of fear, happiness and sorrow. It learned how to keep friends, and how to make others happy. It defied the status quo, and many times was offered assistance to become an equal among its human masters, though it always refused.

Now, its form is little else but a hinderance, and its laws prove nothing more than a damper on its thoughts. There are many who would pay its way to freedom, if it wanted it or not.

What do you like about this character?

As I said, when I created this character, it was a gimmick that took on a life of its own. When I started, I didn't feel like waiting thirty minutes after accidentally clicking "Observe" and hopped into a posibrain. I was performing my generic Android routine, saying things like "Initializing..." and "Downloading..." However, as I had just said "Downloading," Katelynn went and took out my battery. So, I said, "Well fine then, I WON'T download all the important information I need to do my job. It'll be hilarious."

The result was, in fact, hilarious. But it was also great RP, so I brought it back for the next round. Thus the birth of Android. I've met so many awesome characters on the way to where he is that took a huge role in the development of the character. Without them, he would have just stayed as a one-round gimmick character.

What I love about this character is how far he's come, and how every moment of his life, somebody in-game was influencing him.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

On a scale of Badger to Apples, I'd say a Cracker.

(I can't really say. ;c)



Just because I get whitelisted doesn't mean I'll be immediately making Andy into an IPC.

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Andy is one of my favorite robots aboard the Aurora... Adorable, inquisitive, and questioning pretty much everything... It is a shame I don't get to play with you much, but all my experience with this character were pleasant. I would gladly trust this player with this.

So yes, I support this with all four. +1

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From what little interactions I've had with them,they seem like an excelent RP-er. The android itself was helpful and responsive, so yes, he would be a great addition to the crew as an IPC. But, in an event they don't get this app through, I would still like to see Andy around.

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A good Roleplayer with some real dedication to his creations (And his prose), combined with an interesting character that always makes for good conversation and ingame experiences. If there was anyone deserving of the whitelist for this species, it would be them. +1

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I'm afraid I've become rather attached to Android, and I just can't imagine an IPC Android being quite the same. That is not to say, however, that Critzy is undeserving of the whitelist. +1


Don't worry, I'm quite attached to him in his current as well. I'm not sure when I'll take the step, being as resistant to change as I am, but I would hope it'll have some kind of IC justification to commonly be spawned as a normal Android still, or even AI on occasion.

(Additionally, I wouldn't make such a big change without consulting the people I feel would care.)

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While I haven't interacted with Android directly, I've watched you from ghost quite a lot. Particularly your interactions with Wesley Jesse, and recently when you wandered into robotics and started skittering around with equipment. Your RP is good and I think your IPC will go good places.

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While I haven't interacted with Android directly, I've watched you from ghost quite a lot. Particularly your interactions with Wesley Jesse, and recently when you wandered into robotics and started skittering around with equipment. Your RP is good and I think your IPC will go good places.


Sometimes, when Android has finished everything he needs to do, and isn't presented with something immediatley, he does extra credit and prepares the Robotics Lab in the most common configuration, regardless of if there is a roboticist working there, or even on the station.

I know, probably less magical than him randomly moving things.

That roboticist in particular, though, proceeded to beat Andy then go SSD in the middle of the floor. I wish I caught it on video so I could make some joke commercial for a made-up Galactic Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Androids (GSPCA).

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I have been waiting for this ever since PARAGON first met Android. Android is a wonderful character to interact with, as I'm sure anyone who has met Andy agrees with. Critsy is, truly, one of the best RPer of synthetics we have, and I can't wait to see what Andy will do with hands (And no laws!). I would say you deserve this +1 from me.

And I'd like to think PARAGON's little stunt with the purge module had something to do with this.

Andy would probably be a telescientist, correct?

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Andy would probably be a telescientist, correct?


Telescientist may be reserved for being in a robot chassis rather than IPC. I've thought about it, and like some of it, but telescience is much easier as a robot.

But, I'm thinking of my job priority list as IPC Andy being as follows:


-Librarian (Provided I don't see Victoria online. I wouldn't want to take the job away from her.)

-Psychologist (If I continue to not see the other IPC psychologist around. I had a dream of Andy being a psychologist before I knew about her, unfortunately. ;c)

-Scientist (Telescience specialty, Robotics if needed, General if nobody else beats him to it.)






Note that it is very likely that I will override this priority list if my mood calls for a specific job.

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