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[Denied] Urthrem's Heads of Staff (or just RD) Whitelist Application.

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BYOND key: Urthrem

Character names: Gary Metzger / O-O-S /

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Month or so after initial release, now I have returned after year or two break.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:

Why did you come to Aurora?: Originally I arrived after following the crew and playerbase from previous server Distant Travels or USS/NSS Phoenix on which I used to roleplay alot. Now i am really looking for less chaotic and insane games on SS 13...

Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: I did and I do plan on following them.

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 the art of taking control over a character, tailored into a world, often different one to our current one with circumstances defining new laws that drive said world and everyone within it. With each game and rules being different the idea of roleplay is for people or as its commonly called, players to return to said world for more adventures, stories and sometimes to learn more of it, helping shape it to allow more players to enjoy the settings and experience a different worlds. For some the roleplay can be escape from overwhelming problems and boredom, with never ending tales from different roleplay games can bring relief and take time in even worst times, working as an escape from the stress of real life.

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

Each of the Head of Staff assigned to different branches of the station, their job is often to help guide fellow branch workers, ensuring the best possible productivity is achieved, through solving the issues and resolving conflicts that might suddenly arise. In addition each of the Head of Staff can either assign other crew members to tutor and overseer the work of new interns and crew in training, unless of course they were to decide to tutor them themselves. Additionally the Heads of Staff are responsible for making decisions surrounding their departments and in most dire situations entire station. Together they help shaping the stations image and focus on keeping entire process well oiled and functioning, through ensuring that crew follows the laws and policies that abide them meanwhile they are on the station.

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

Depending to the type of whitelist. Players with race whitelists should reflect the ability to imitate and impersonate different species, following their lore, roleplaying according to their habits, cultures and behavior. Well roleplayed characters from different races can shine a light on how they work, making it easier for other players to learn from it and perhaps decide to apply for a chance to play as them as well, widening their knowledge surrounding said races as well as including ability to try new things themselves.

Staff and special class whitelists focus on helping with understanding the role while performing its duties, giving a bright insight on responsibilities and privileges of having them available to use and play as. They often have more access and are portrayed as more serious and experienced manner than usual crew members, this can lead towards helping other players making a choice of trying to try to and strive towards trying to learn more about them as well as seek ability to roleplay as such. Whiteliested players can and often should be encouraged to assist new or less experienced players with their duties to encourage them towards further roleplay in harder situations.


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

Character name: Gary Metzger

Character age: 67

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

Born on Mars, as son of lawyer and geneticist Gary was taught to abide and bend the law from his youngest age, along he was given basic knowledge of human anatomy, processes behind human processes and development which sparked his interest within science, driving him to study as much as he could in his young years, swallowing knowledge given to him in a never ending hungering manner. Surprised teachers rewarded young Metzger with new learning materials, leading towards branching his interest in science , allowing his intellect to thrive and rapidly progress through classes, eventually allowing him to graduate into one of the most prestigious University on Mars.

With his graduation and degree in science completed Gary was selected as one of the few to work for NanoTransen, starting low as Intern, helping in labs with experiments of all kinds, quickly finding a grip around the labs, learning the ropes and rules that existed within them and soon ending up using them to spark in front of his superiors, slowly mixing his unending hunger for knowledge with desire to progress the science further, giving himself a slow yet fruitful wave of promotions and awards for his accomplishments. Over the course of his life he spent most of his life in Labs belonging to NanoTransen, often working over their more advanced projects and experiments, helping secure and finalize them. It was in there where he met his wife, Olivia with whom they brought a daughter to this world, Martha. Similarly to her father Martha showed a great potential in the fields of Science, allowing the aging Scientist to combine his still exiting desires and goals with rising his child without anything interrupting him.

What do you like about this character?:

I always enjoyed the ability to handle most kinds of research while helping other scientists with their issues and problems, surrounding himself with aura of genius and sometimes a madman capable of creating miracles. I liked to roleplay as he advanced towards position of commissair of Scientific Progress from starting as a mere intern.

What do you dislike about this character?:

His impulsiveness in chaotic situations where any attempts from his side fail to grasp control and bring the reason and control over the matter at hand, sometimes resulting with physical violence and worst cases a bloodshed.

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

On previous server, one that existed before Aurora I used to roleplay as Research Director relatively often as Gary, using his intellect and obsession over science as a means to help progress it as much as it was possible, often helping his fellow scientists in speeding up the process.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:

Depends to the day and how stressed I am, sometimes I can prove to be good roleplayer and there are situations where I simply cannot muster the strength to focus on roleplay or anything serious due to multitude of reasons, being the life issues or family or something else. I aim to remain least toxic as possible, though I won't lie, sometimes it can happen where the grip over my own nerves slip, resulting with saltiness coming out of me, which in most situations can be...well simply unrethroical and I apologize if anything like this happens.


Extra notes: Biography is more or less what I do remember I once wrote about Gary on previous server, with its forums gone I were unable to retrieve the old version of the document. In addition, some of the information are from previous server. I enjoyed to roleplay as Gary to point where I felt like it would be wrong not to continue to roleplay as him here. In addition I apologize for any kind of mistakes I made in the application, I am terrible when it comes to written work.

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