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The Nine ([personal profile] thenine) wrote2016-11-03 01:29 am

Applications

APPLICATIONS




Since the game is in the closing process, applications are permanently CLOSED.
Reserves are currently CLOSED.

Please be sure to review our FAQ, rules, and taken page!

Player Cap: 38/60

Please note that reserves only hold the character for you to apply with. Should all player slots be filled before the end of the scheduled application round, applications will close at that time. Due to the limited number of player slots, revision requests will be given a 24 hour window for re-submission.

To submit your application during an open round, copy and paste it directly in a comment here. If your application exceeds the character length, please only use one top-level and reply to it with as many comments as needed.

Please title your comments in the following format:

CHARACTER NAME | CANON | RESERVED/NOT RESERVED

Player



Name:

Age:

Contact:

Preferred Pronouns:

Other Characters: If this is your second character, please list your first here.

Character



Name: Please include any known aliases as well.

Age:

Memory Option: (1, 2, 3 -- see HERE for more information).

Established Status
: Y/N. If yes, please state for how long (up to five years, more information can be found here) and detail briefly what they've been doing since they've come to Overjoyed. Please note that no memory regains will be possible prior to game-start: this option is only available to allow you to better establish your character and their potential organizations/business/etc.

Canon:

Canon Point:

Citizenship: Please review the settings guide and job guide, as not all characters will have citizenship. This will be very important for plot events and will not be easily changed once accepted, so consider your options carefully.

Job: See our jobs, FAQ, and culture pages for more information. Who they work for--whether it's The Company, The RAC, or another option, will have a significant impact on their daily lives. The most important thing to bear in mind is that the job should make sense for the character--we probably wouldn't have Gundam Wing's Heero become a pastry chef (though that would be its own level of awesome), and likewise, Ash Ketchum probably isn't suited for biomedical engineering.

* Level: For characters who are applying as members of the RAC, please state the level you believe is the most logical starting point for them. Keep in mind that no one begins higher than a level 4.

Abilities: For an overview of how your character's canon powers can translate to Overjoyed, please review the FAQ, powers guide and/or hit up the brainstorming meme where a mod will be happy to work with you. In short, we will only be nerfing those abilities deemed game-breaking, but will require that magical abilities translate into more scifi iterations of themselves. Additionally, you will need to classify your abilities between minor and major and explain why you chose that classification. Minor abilities will be available from day one, but major abilities can only be regained through AC purchases.

This section should also include any standard physical or mental abilities that are noteworthy about your character.

Personality: We expect this section to be thorough and as comprehensive as possible. While we understand that the nature of an AU-bending game will skew a canon personality, we ask that you refrain from heavy use of headcanon and, in the instances where you do use it, provide your logic and reference canon to back it up. Things to consider in this section: How do they react to conflict? What are their strongest traits and their weakest points? In their worst moments, what are they like? How about when they're at their best? We want to see well-rounded characters--no one is perfect and no one is completely flawed.

CRAU: Yes or no. If yes, please provide a brief summary of the world setting they're coming from, the developments and/or formative experiences that occurred during the time they were there, and a link to the game's main navigation page.

AU History: This is the section where you will blend the world setting with your character's original history. Because we realize that this isn't the easiest task, we want to make it as painless--and as fun--as possible. If you're struggling for ideas, please don't hesitate to hit up the brainstorming meme. Your history does not need to mirror canon precisely--some things just won't translate well at all, but try to stay as true to the original path as you can. The people tasked with rewriting your character's memory would try to align it as closely to true experiences as they could.

Original History:
If canon: A wiki link is sufficient as long as it covers the pertinent details and pertains to the specific universe in which you're pulling your character from (anime, manga, game, etc).

If OC: Please provide a detailed account of their life and general world setting of their original universe. If possible, try to limit this section to no more than 1000 words, but know that this is more of a general guideline for your moderators' sanity than unbending rule (so if you feel that you need to write more to convey important details, we understand).

Inventory: Items that your character had on their person at the time of leaving their universe will be permitted, though some may change form when entering Overjoyed to suit the environment (i.e., if you had a magical pocketwatch, it would probably look slightly different now.) For application purposes, please list any items within their possession at the canon point you'll be taking them from, and describe any changes the items will undergo.

Samples: Please provide either (A) a sample written within the game verse or (B) two threads, only one of which may be network, wherein at least one is set within game verse (i.e., tdm).

Miscellaneous Notes: Is there anything you would like the mods to consider that didn't quite fit into the above sections? For original characters, please note your PB here. Otherwise, feel free to add anything pertinent that didn't quite fall into the above categories.

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but wait there's more...

[personal profile] yorozuya 2016-12-10 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
--Here's the power balance in this house: me first, sweets second. Remember that!--

While Gintoki's sweet-tooth has been glossed over a few times, his devotion to sugar deserves its own section. While the samurai possesses a prickly, flippant personality – his love for sweets could be considered a 'softer' charm point within his character. Gintoki is often seen eating a variety of different sweets throughout the series and claims that he cannot make it through a day without some. Most commonly he is drinking from a carton of strawberry milk or enjoying a strawberry or chocolate parfait, though it seems as if he will shovel anything sweet into his mouth if given the chance. His former friends have even cited that his addiction for sweets has caused him 'soften' after the Anti-Foreigner War and took away his will to fight. Gintoki is rarely seen without something sugary within his reach and complains that doctors and dentists both attempt to chide him on his sugary diet (to which he usually decides that, “So what, then I'll live the remainder of my apparent short life happy.” Beyond simply ingesting sugar, he often references sweets in his long, drawn out arguments in order to prove a point. An infamous example would be the “truth about strawberry milk” spiel – in which Gintoki attempted to make a motivational speech meant to say something along the lines of “sometimes things are unavoidable and you'll have to do them even if they're a pain, and instead ended up using strawberry milk as the obscure focal point to deliver his message:

Listen up! Let's say you drink too much strawberry milk, and have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. But it's cold outside your bed. You don't want to get up, but the urge to urinate is just too strong! You make up your mind to go! You run to the bathroom, stand in front of the toilet, and let loose! You think that all your life has led to this moment! But then you realize! It isn't the bathroom! You're still in bed! That feeling of lukewarm wetness spreads like wildfire! But you don't stop! You can't stop! That's what I'm talking about! That's the truth of strawberry milk!

--The best way to live a full life is to be a child, no matter what your age.--

As seen above, Gintoki does not mince words when he's attempting to make a point. He does not hesitate to talk or make jokes involving poop, pee, or puke – and doesn't hold himself back from slipping innuendos within his speech or talking about his own genitals. His manner of speaking is often considered inappropriate and even gross by other people who speak to him for the first time, and he rarely attempts to 'clean it up' no matter the situation. Sakata Gintoki speaks how he does, simply because he can get away with it and ends up sounding a teenage boy in the process. Beyond using the vocabulary of a teenager, Gintoki also has the temperament of a boy rather than a man. He is argumentative and quick to jump into petty squabbles. Gintoki will go back and forth or offer little quips just to rile another party up for fun. Not above getting into shouting matches or results to physical violence if he gets annoyed, conversations with Sakata Gintoki often reveal that this is a boy who is masquerading as a child. When his immaturity is brought up by other characters, Gintoki is quick to defend it – saying that a man who lives as a boy lives a fulfilling, happy life. Gintoki just so happens to live as a stubborn, arrogant boy who would throw someone under the bus in an instant if it meant avoiding an inconvenient or annoying situation. His tendency for immaturity often puts him at odds with the other people that surround him – leading him to get involved in several arguments and create a poor reputation amongst the people who know him as a 'worthless man.'

--What kind of soul does this man have? It's really hard to tell, but I can definitely tell it's shining. I think I'll stand by his side and keep watching it.--

Despite his frequent displays of immaturity and inappropriate behaviors, Sakata Gintoki is a man with man connections. Frequently it is mentioned throughout the series that people are drawn to the former samurai even in the face of his less-than-stellar personality traits. Often, people are drawn to him simply because they see beyond the initial layers of a good-for-nothing man-child to see the magnetic (silver, you could say) soul that lies within.

By involving himself with his Yorozuya, Gintoki puts into motion his own idea of changing the world – though he works in small increments. He reaches out and involves himself in countless situations so that he can protect what his clients hold dear. His drive manifests not in the attempt to do right by others, but to do right for them so that can help to improve their quality of life. Often, he will begin to empathize with another so strongly that he would put his life on the line to protect what he deems needs protecting and shows no desire in accepting a reward for doing so. Instead, he takes this as his duty – a lesson from his teacher that he transformed into his own bushido to carry out. Gintoki lives his life and completes jobs all while taking care not to break from his code. Otose mentions in episode 192 that she believes Gintoki devotes himself to protecting what other people care about as a form of atonement for something from his past. The idea that Gintoki attempts to save what people hold dear so they would not have to experience the same sort of loss he did, and also as a way of 'making up' for failing to protect what he held close is not far off.

Beyond his need to protect those around him, Sakata Gintoki also has a soft-spot for the idea of a family structure. While he has not had experience with a conventional family structure – as he has mentioned several times that he never had a real mother or father – he has experienced the bond of family that goes beyond sharing blood. Yoshida Shouyou was not only his teacher, but also took him in when he was young and instilled several important values within him. Even though he was an ornery child, Shouyou still saw the potential in Sakata Gintoki and trusted the boy's potential. The tenderness and respect Yoshida Shouyou showed Sakata Gintoki was crucial to making the boy into the respectable man he is today. Losing Yoshida Shouyou caused a great deal of strain on Gintoki and he lives his life attempting to 'make-up” for what he had done. Later, after he meets Otose and vows to protect her – he also begins to view her as a maternal figure. Gintoki grows attached to those who are around him (Shinpachi and Kagura are notably examples of his 'family') and would do anything to insure that they have the best. He will go so far as to remove himself from situations (such as when Kagura's father was attempting to take Kagura home and Gintoki attempted to force her to leave) if he feels that the alternative is a better opportunity for the person's interests. He will often empathize with those who are stuck in familial struggles and attempt to fix the situation. Once he even mentions that, “I wish I had one, a family like yours. Ironic, ain't it? How the people who don't have things usually understand them better than the ones who do,” showing that he consciously knows his own desire for a family and its perceived importance.

--What's the use of fighting a futile fights? Do you really intend to lose more of your friends for something like that? I'll pass on that, as long as I'm alive I'll live by my own rules. I'll live how I see beautiful and protect those I hold dear.--

Sakata Gintoki is also known for being positive in dire situations. Even when forced to face impossible odds, Gintoki does not speak as if he will die. Instead, he continues to fight so that he may continue to live. He's mentioned several times that his life is worth more than dying an 'honorable' death, and that he would much rather continue to live even if it meant living in an 'ugly' way rather than given up and dying beautifully. His places a deep importance on the meaning of life and how people should aim to live it fully until the end instead of throwing it away in the moment. After the death of Yoshida Shouyou, he did not embody these traits – his anger and sadness leading him to be distant and constantly focused on the terrible things that had happened. Though as he met Otose and grew more accustomed to the Kabuki District – he also began to learn from them that fatalism would not make anyone happy. After taking that new lesson to heart – Gintoki began to live everyday in the way that he would want to and looked forward instead of dwelling on the past.

--You don't have the right to call yourself her master! You don't have the strength to shoulder a student and their pain!--

Though Sakata Gintoki is typically considered a positive force – he has revealed a darker side to himself a handful of times throughout the series. While the former samurai avoids talking about his past – as his past is mostly revealed through inner flashbacks or through the stories that his friends tell, he still carries a great deal of baggage from the time period. The feelings of rage he harbors begin to flare when he is faced with either someone attacking part of his family (as seen when Jirocho attacks Otose and Gintoki flies off the handle, becoming vicious and losing the ability to control his rage) or when he is faced with someone who sullies the name of being a true 'teacher' (as seen with Jiraia after he emotionally tortures his student Tsukiyo). During these instances in the series, Gintoki loses the normal control he has over himself – instead flying off the handle and becoming embroiled in a deadly rage that calls back to his time as the infamous Shiroyasha. He reveals in these times that he still harbors a darker side within himself that can be unleashed under the right circumstances – though these instances have been rare throughout the series thus far.

Sakata Gintoki is an interesting character because most of his character-development has already happened by the time the series has begun. He is a man who has lived an eventful life and has been shaped by his past. Thus, he typically stands as a catalyst to help the people around him evolve and 'develop' as the series progresses. Sakata Gintoki does not like simply doing things for other people – and instead tries to set the people he cares about on the right path so they can properly blaze their own trail.