VERY IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
The FEBRUARY application cycle will be our last before endgame plotting begins! We'd like to thank you for being a part of our "final season" at Siren's Pull.
We ask that you keep a few things in mind.
1) In order to let the max amount of people apply and still hold an application cap both Reserve and Application will stop at 50 slots. So please select your character carefully, and choose the one which will be most playable and easiest to wow us with. Once we reach the 50th app the applications page will be closed.
Because of the reservation cap the first 24 hours of open application slots are for those people who have an official reserve only. After 24 hours, if there are any spots open they may be taken by anyone, reserved or not. When we reach 50 applications, we close no matter what. Please link your reserve with your app if you post on the first day!
2) With so many anticipated applications coming in there will be some wait time. This is unavoidable for many reasons, the first being that we work through ‘flood control’ where we try not to push too many people in all at once and flood the game. The other is that the App Team and Moderators are players too. With this in mind, please be sure to be patient. It could take up to mid-month to get to some of the later applications.
3) With that in mind, please also consider how much time you have to devote to playing this character and in this game. Please keep in mind that the team puts a lot of effort and time into reading, rating, and processing each application. It’s disheartening and discouraging to have all that effort put out there only to see the character dropped without being played. Please just consider how much you really want to play said character and if you had the time.
We will be putting a lot of time and effort into looking over each application so please put a lot of time into your application as well! Because of the high volume of applications we are expecting to get in we will be a bit more critical while reviewing each application.
The application page will always state when applications are open or closed.
The application page for 2009-10 can be found here for reference. Comments however have been suspended. Please use this new page for posting applications.
To help both current players and potential applicants, we have written up an Application Guide to give a better idea of what we're looking for in a successful application!
Name: Your name or alias.
Age: You must be 16 years or older.
AIM SN: Your SN for contact purposes.
email: Your email for contact purposes.
Have you played in an LJ based game before? You will not be rejected or looked down on if you haven't before, we'll just know that you might need to ask more questions and be prepared to help you out as much as possible!
Currently Played Characters: Please list any characters you currently play in Siren's Pull.
Conditional: Activity Check Link: If this is your third character or any character above third, please include a link to your last completed Activity Check.
Conditional: Official Reserve Link: If you are posting your application within the first 24 hours of an open application process you MUST link back to your reserve post in order to be accepted within the first day of applications. This is to help keep any misunderstandings form happening.
Canon Source: The name of the series/movie/book/anything else your character hails from.
Canon Format: Tell us what sort of format the character's original source was; especially helpful for fandoms that cover multiple formats, for example, Death Note, which has a manga, novel, and movies.
Character's Name: Please give this to us in Western order - given name first, family name second - if your character only has one name, that's fine too; please include any aliases.
Character's Age: The age of your character; if a character appears to be a different age than they truly are, please explain this here.
Conditional: If your character is 13 years of age or under, please clarify how they will be played. Please explain here either why your young character is suited to surviving in the setting of Siren's Pull, or if they are not suited to surviving alone, how you will play them in this setting.
What form will your character's NV take? Mostly just because we're curious and would like to know - what form will your character's communication device take when they enter Siren's Port? Feel free to be creative!
Character's Canon Abilities: Please explain the abilities that your character has in canon; if it is a very extensive list, such as in the case of Naruto characters or video game characters that have a large attack tree, a Wikipedia or other information source link is fine, but please specify what your character's attack type of choice or area of focus would be.
Conditional: If your character has no superhuman canon abilities, what dormant ability will you give them? Please choose an ability for your character that the Core would mutate into your character upon entering Siren's Port. You aren't required to play out this ability - if you want to play your character as powerless, that's fine, but every character must have a dormant ability at least, and we'd prefer if it was detailed in the app in case you should choose to activate it. Choose an ability that suits your character's personality or talents, but avoid making him or her overpowered. If you feel that your character's naturally occurring ability is too weak or your character's naturally occurring ability is actually a hindrance, you may suggest an addition to their canon abilities.
Weapons: Your character may bring to Siren's Port any weapons they carried on their person at the time they were brought into the game. If your character has one frequently used weapon that was not on them at the time they were pulled, you may bring that, but only one, not an arsenal please. We'd like an explanation of what the weapon is if it's not something as obvious as "gun" or "bow and arrows."
Character History: Please give us a run down of your character's history. You may give us a full written explanation, or you may give us a link to a Wiki entry or other source if that source is well fleshed out and comprehensive. You may do any combination of the two as well - if an information link only covers history within the series, you can do a quick write up about your character's pre-canon childhood and then provide a link.
Point in Canon: We would like a specific point in canon, as well as at least a paragraph detailing the most recent events leading up to your character's arrival in Siren's Port.
Conditional: Brief summary of previous RP history. Fill this in if you are bringing in a character who was previously in another RP. Give us an idea of what development they've gone through in the other game. Feel free to include links.
Character Personality: We would like a solid, comprehensive explanation of your character's personality traits both good and bad. Please give us a good feel for what your character is like and what makes them who they are. This section is especially important if you've given a link for your character's history.
Conditional: Personality development in previous game: If you are bringing in your character from another game, please clarify what character development they've gone through in that game and how it's affected the character's personality.
Character Plans: Please give us an idea of what you're planning to do in Siren's Pull - this doesn't have to be long and it doesn't have to be set in stone, we're just interested in knowing what aspects of the game you are interested in playing with.
Appearance/PB: For characters with a confirmed canon appearance (in the case of comics/animated movies/manga/live action TV or movies) please just link us to an image of the character (please don't insert an image into your application to spare loading time) or a set of icons if you have them already. For characters from books or other non-visual sources, please let us know what your choice of PB is, if you wish to use a PB.
First Person Sample A sample written in the format of an NV post - this can be text, voice, video, or holographic in format. This sample must be set in the world of Siren's Port.
Third Person Sample A sample written in third person, in the form of a prose or log tag. This could be anything from fighting a monster to decorating a house. If you're stumped on a scenario to use for this sample, a good start is to write your character's first reaction to arriving in Siren's Port. Be sure to keep it focused around your character and avoid overuse of canonmates or NPCs - it should read like a log tag, not a fanfiction. This sample must be set in the world of Siren's Port to give us an idea of how you will handle the setting.
Important Note On Application Processing
Siren's Pull receives between 45 and 70 applications every month, with our average being in the mid-60s and our record sitting at 82.
Please be aware that, due to this high volume of applications, you will need to be prepared to wait a week, at the very least, for your application to be processed if not more.
We have a dedicated app team to assist the moderators with applications who work very hard at processing as quickly as possible but we all have lives and schedules that can't be dropped for apps every month. They are volunteers and are doing this out of love for the game, so please try to be patient and courteous to everyone involved.
Feel free to copy and paste the below text box for a pre-HTML-coded application form.
Once you've filled out the application, you may post it by either linking us in a comment to your application on your character journal, or by pasting it in a series of comments. If you choose the latter, please be sure to reply to your own original comment rather than posting each as a new comment, to avoid confusion.
Please be sure to include your character's name and canon when posting your application.
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