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Empatheias Mods ([personal profile] simpathis) wrote2014-05-25 12:34 am

[ application: canon characters ]


Reserves Open April 24
OC Applications are here

IMPORTANT! Applications are on a monthly cycle. They run from the 1st thru the 4th of each month. The cycle opens at 12:00AM CST and close at 11:59PM CST. Notices will be sent out all at once at the end of the cycle, and no later than 24 hours after the end of the cycle.

Before applying, please be sure to read the following:

  • Read the Rules and the Game Information.
  • Double check the Reserves and Taken Characters lists (A-M | N-Z) to make sure the character you're applying for is not on the list. Also check the comments in case the entry has yet to be updated, as well as any pending applications.
  • Feel free to use the most recent test drive both for practice as well as to use for samples. IMPORTANT! If you submit threads as samples, you must submit the application with that character journal. This is the only way we can ensure that the samples are from you and not someone else.
  • Linked samples must have been made within the past year.
  • You may apply for up to two characters per cycle.
  • Application challenges are allowed. Reserves will have priority, but it's not definitive. We will choose the better application regardless.
  • Do not plagiarize. If we find that the information provided was directly taken by either another player or source material such a wiki, the application will be rejected immediately. If we find this after processing the application, we will revoke the application and have you removed from the game with potential ban.
  • Reusing your own applications from other games is allowed. We only ask any original written samples to conform to our game. That is, we don't want to read samples that are set specifically for another game's premise. Note: this does not apply to threads linked from other games used as samples.
  • If you are rejected, you cannot reapply for the same character until the next cycle. However, you can apply for a different character in the same cycle.
  • Those accepted must fill out all of the required entries within a week to be considered part of the game. Otherwise, we will consider it a revocation of the application.
  • Fill out the form and comment to this entry! You can either paste the application directly to the entry or link it from your own journal/musebox.


Contact: Journal/Plurk/AIM — anything to help identify since someone might share your name handle.
Age: You must be at least 13 years old to apply.
Current Characters: If a new player, just put "N/A"


Canon Point:

Background: We do not need a play by play of their life. You can of course provide one, but it's not necessary. A summary of their role in the canon and important events involving their character will suffice. Wiki links are allowed.

Personality: Tell us everything you can about how the character works. What are their quirks, reasons for thinking, habits, and flaws—basically we want to know not only how they act, but also why they act that way. You are free to use canon as examples, but be sure to explain why you are referencing the event.

Abilities: If there are any particular abilities the character has supernatural or otherwise, list them here. Referencing to a wiki list is acceptable. However, if there are any particular abilities that need to be weakened or removed, note them here.

Alignment: Please refer to the Alignment entry to choose which alignment your character would most likely fall under. Include a brief (a couple of sentences max) just to help explain why you think your choice is the best fit.

Other: Anything else you'd like to mention.


We have two sample requirements.

General Sample: We should see examples of the character's dialogue as well as some introspection or additional narrative to further show how you intend to write the character. This is the most important part of the sample and where most of the weight will be.

Emotion Sample: This is our "game setting" requirement. Essentially we want to ensure that you have a basic grasp of the game's premise, especially with the use of emotions. It can be a small scene, even incidental to the main sample. A reminder that apathetic characters will also create effects, such as loss of color, surface distortion, holes forming. This section doesn't have to be lengthy, but the effect must be clear for us to see.

The emotion sample can be part of the general character sample. If so, please link directly or directly quote that portion so that it's easier for us to quickly find it.

The samples can be "written" in three different ways and you can choose which one will work best for you:

  1. Test Drive. You can utilize our test drive to cover both requirements of the sample. So long as there is enough character portrayal and a scene with an emotional reaction, be it within the prompt or done during the thread, then it can be used for both.
  2. Link out + Written. You can link to threads/entries from other games, memes, or museboxes to show character portrayal, and then write an additional short scene for the emotion portion of the sample.
  3. Original Sample. You can write a complete sample that shows both character portrayal and a scene involving emotion use. This can be one sample or two separate samples. If you opt to write an original sample, you are welcome to use any prompts from any of our Test Drives, Intro Logs, Task Board, and even past events. You are also free to change things up and are not restricted to any of these prompts. They are just here to help offer ideas.

Format wise, you can use either [ brackets ] OR narrative prose. We do require that the writing at least be coherent, have proper sentence structure, and is mostly grammatically correct (we realize that writing styles can be loose/creative in [ bracket ] form so we're giving a bit more leeway). One last suggestion we have is try to have the character interacting with the environment and try thinking of the sample less of a narrative piece but more like a post or thread prompt you might make in the game. That will help the sample show not only how you will write the character, but also how you will play them in practice.

Questions: If you have any questions, ask them here.

Clean copy and paste form here:

(first application page has been archived and can be found here.)

Re: Accepted!

[personal profile] hamnation - 2016-08-05 22:54 (UTC) - Expand
cherryblooded: (calm / now see)

Cherryblod | Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea | Reserved

[personal profile] cherryblooded 2016-08-01 05:11 am (UTC)(link)

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Re: Accepted!

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pulsepistols: (And the void would be calling)

Lena "Tracer" Oxton | Overwatch | Reserved

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-08-01 07:01 am (UTC)(link)

(no subject)

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accepted: Pixiv (☀ And regret it)

Caius Qualls | Tales of the Tempest | Reserved

[personal profile] accepted 2016-08-01 07:02 am (UTC)(link)

(no subject)

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jammingwheyyy: (065)

Denki Kaminari | My Hero Academia | Reserved

[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-08-01 07:15 am (UTC)(link)

Re: Accepted!

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princesswhatshername: (Default)

Princess Minnie Mouse | Mickey Donald Goofy : The Three Musketeers

[personal profile] princesswhatshername 2016-08-01 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)

Re: Accepted!

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Re: Accepted!

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odasaku: (Default)

oda sakunosuke | bungou stray dogs | not reserved

[personal profile] odasaku 2016-08-03 12:04 am (UTC)(link)

Re: Revision

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Re: Accepted!

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breakshot: (pic#10344495)

machias regnitz | the legend of heroes: trails of cold steel | not reserved

[personal profile] breakshot 2016-08-03 10:44 am (UTC)(link)

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Re: Accepted!

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abhero: (raspberry)

Hamel | The Violinist of Hameln | expired reserve

[personal profile] abhero 2016-08-03 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)

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houndofcalamity: (Fear death)

Akutagawa Ryunosuke | Bungou Stray Dogs | Reserved

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demonphone: (Default)

Kyouka Izumi | Bungou Stray Dogs | Not Reserved

[personal profile] demonphone 2016-08-04 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
I want to see the light.
Edited (I forgot about the header.) 2016-08-04 04:09 (UTC)

Re: Accepted!

[personal profile] demonphone - 2016-08-09 00:22 (UTC) - Expand
chocobuster: (pic#9996079)

Cloud Strife | Final Fantasy VII | Reseerved

[personal profile] chocobuster 2016-08-04 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)

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lionhandler: (Wasn't a good fit for Shiro)

Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane | Voltron: Legendary Defender | Expired Reserve

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Re: Accepted!

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