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Application Template and Guidelines

Discussion in 'Registration' started by Octi, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. Octi

    Octi The Helpful Octopus
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    APPLICATION TEMPLATE &
    GUIDELINES

    1. Before posting your application, be sure to reserve your character here. Applications without an active reserve will be archived. If your application has been archived, feel free to re-reserve and PM a staff member to re-open your application.
    2. Title your application topic Last Name, First Name if both are available for your character.
    3. Applications should be posted under your character account, not your OOC account. Completed applications may be posted directly in this forum; otherwise, feel free to leave any in progress applications under In Progress.
    4. All content must be written in your own words. Plagiarism is not tolerated in any form. If you are found copying and pasting directly from other sources, such as a wiki, your application will not be accepted.
    5. Refrain from including overly large or excessive images in your application. If such images should be relevant, please link to them instead.
    6. Remember to proofread! We all make mistakes here and there, but repeated or especially jarring errors in spelling and grammar will result in a pend.
    7. Pandora currently offers a choice between two application templates: Traditional and Freeform.

    Tips

    • We recommend turning off the Rich Text option under Account Preferences to minimize chances of coding breaks.
    • Show us your awesome grasp of your character! We want to see you own your interpretation of your character by getting inside their head and spotlighting their personality, motivations, voice, etc. We evaluate applications based on how they are as a whole as opposed to following a stringent rubric. If we can see there's a good attempt at communicating a deep understanding of a character, we can be much more flexible with minor mistakes.
    • We welcome the quality over quantity mindset! If you believe you can eloquently and succinctly convey your character using the minimum word counts, by all means go for it! However, we may ask for expansion in instances where we believe more depth is desired. There is also no hard maximum word count, only that your application should not take more than one post.

     
    #1 Octi, Jun 22, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2016
  2. Octi

    Octi The Helpful Octopus
    Community Relations Division

    Posts:
    4,624
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Music Teacher
    Location:
    Disney World
    Race:
    Disney Fairy
    Age:
    25
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
    Code:
    [CENTER][BOX][SIZE=6][I][B]CHARACTER NAME[/B][/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][I]a line of lyrics or quotes[/I][/SIZE][/BOX]
    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/v1o0Bjh.png[/IMG]
    [SIZE=2]Played by [I][B][STYLECOLOR=1]OOC Account[/STYLECOLOR][/B][/I][/SIZE][/CENTER]
    
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Fandom:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] What series/movie/book/comic/etc is your character from?
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Age:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Physical and actual if necessary
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Species:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Human, vampire, werewolf, something else?
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Gender:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Your character's gender
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Canon Point:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Briefly, at what point in your character's canon were they taken from?
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]NPC Companions:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Pets, minions, etc. These NPCs are commonly animal companions or linked to the character’s skillset. For example, a Digidestined could be brought in with their Digimon or Lyra could be brought in with her Daemon.
    
    [CENTER][box][SIZE=4][I][B]SKILLS & ABILITIES[/B][/I][/SIZE][/box][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    If your character possesses skills, equipment, or enhancements that have the potential to be invasive, integral, or impactful (e.g., mind control or blowing up buildings), you'll want be comprehensive enough so that anyone looking to thread with your character will know what they're getting into. Remember to define canon-specific terms for those who are not familiar with your canon.
    
      [h=7]Special Abilities[/h]
      [h=7]Equipment[/h]
      [h=7]NPC's Abilities[/h]
      [h=7]These are optional header codes for your convenience! Free for use in any section![/h]
    
    If a character is [B]all-powerful[/B] or [B]game-breaking without restraint[/B], the Pandora Pantheon would not have brought them into Pandora without nerfing them.
    
    Keep in mind the following [B]board-wide restrictions[/B]:
    [LIST]
    [*]Characters have no power over the Pandora Pantheon. They cannot change the workings of Pandora. They cannot bring people in or send people out of Pandora. They cannot interact with the Pandora Pantheon outside of official events.
    [*]No abilities can interact with dimensions beyond Pandora, such as a character's universe of origin.
    [*]Time traveling abilities are restricted to the current season listed on the sidebar.
    [/LIST]
    
    [CENTER][themebox=1][SIZE=4][I][B]WEAKNESSES[/B][/I][/SIZE][/themebox][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    If your character has no special abilities, equipment, or notable superpowers, feel free to remove this section. However, if you have more than one paragraph defining significant skills/abilities in the previous section, you will need to list significant weaknesses here. If your character has significant skills or abilities, the weaknesses that balance them should be more tangible than personality flaws (ie; "overly stubborn" is a personality flaw, not a weakness).
    
    [/blockquote][/blockquote]
    [CENTER][box][SIZE=4][I][B]PERSONALITY[/B][/I][/SIZE][/box][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    Give us a picture of what kind of person your character is. How do they react to other characters? Do they have a sense of humor? What are their quirks and ticks? 
    
    [/blockquote]
    
    [CENTER][box][SIZE=4][I][B]APPEARANCE[/B][/I][/SIZE][/box][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    This is optional if you've posted a picture above!
    
    [/blockquote]
    
    [CENTER][box][SIZE=4][I][B]OPTIONAL HISTORY[/B][/I][/SIZE][/box][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    This section is optional! 
    
    [/blockquote]
    
    [CENTER][box][SIZE=4][I][B]ROLEPLAY SAMPLE[/B][/I][/SIZE][/box][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    Your roleplay sample should be third-person, past-tense. If you're uncertain what to write we recommend a starting post for a thread you might put up on Pandora! There is no word count but give us enough that we can see you're comfortable with the character you're applying with.
    
    [/blockquote]
     
    #2 Octi, Jun 23, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2018
  3. Octi

    Octi The Helpful Octopus
    Community Relations Division

    Posts:
    4,624
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Music Teacher
    Location:
    Disney World
    Race:
    Disney Fairy
    Age:
    25
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
    CHARACTER NAME
    a line of lyrics or quotes

    [​IMG]
    Played by OOC Account

    Fandom: What series/movie/book/comic/etc is your character from?
    Age: Physical and actual if necessary
    Species: Human, vampire, werewolf, something else?
    Gender: Your character's gender
    Canon Point: Briefly, at what point in your character's canon were they taken from?
    NPC Companions: Pets, minions, etc. These NPCs are commonly animal companions or linked to the character’s skillset. For example, a Digidestined could be brought in with their Digimon or Lyra could be brought in with her Daemon.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    If your character possesses skills, equipment, or enhancements that have the potential to be invasive, integral, or impactful (e.g., mind control or blowing up buildings), you'll want be comprehensive enough so that anyone looking to thread with your character will know what they're getting into. Remember to define canon-specific terms for those who are not familiar with your canon.

    Special Abilities Equipment NPC's Abilities These are optional header codes for your convenience! Free for use in any section!
    If a character is all-powerful or game-breaking without restraint, the Pandora Pantheon would not have brought them into Pandora without nerfing them.

    Keep in mind the following board-wide restrictions:
    • Characters have no power over the Pandora Pantheon. They cannot change the workings of Pandora. They cannot bring people in or send people out of Pandora. They cannot interact with the Pandora Pantheon outside of official events.
    • No abilities can interact with dimensions beyond Pandora, such as a character's universe of origin.
    • Time traveling abilities are restricted to the current season listed on the sidebar.

    WEAKNESSES

    If your character has no special abilities, equipment, or notable superpowers, feel free to remove this section. However, if you have more than one paragraph defining significant skills/abilities in the previous section, you will need to list significant weaknesses here. If your character has significant skills or abilities, the weaknesses that balance them should be more tangible than personality flaws (ie; "overly stubborn" is a personality flaw, not a weakness).


    PERSONALITY

    Give us a picture of what kind of person your character is. How do they react to other characters? Do they have a sense of humor? What are their quirks and ticks?



    APPEARANCE

    This is optional if you've posted a picture above!



    OPTIONAL HISTORY

    This section is optional!



    ROLEPLAY SAMPLE

    Your roleplay sample should be third-person, past-tense. If you're uncertain what to write we recommend a starting post for a thread you might put up on Pandora! There is no word count but give us enough that we can see you're comfortable with the character you're applying with.

     
    #3 Octi, Jun 29, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2018
  4. Octi

    Octi The Helpful Octopus
    Community Relations Division

    Posts:
    4,624
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Music Teacher
    Location:
    Disney World
    Race:
    Disney Fairy
    Age:
    25
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
    Code:
    [CENTER][BOX][SIZE=6][I][B]CHARACTER NAME[/B][/I][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][I]a line of lyrics or quote here[/I][/SIZE][/BOX]
    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/v1o0Bjh.png[/IMG]
    [SIZE=2]Played by [I][B][STYLECOLOR=1]OOC Account[/STYLECOLOR][/B][/I][/SIZE][/CENTER]
    
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Fandom:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] What series/movie/book/comic/etc is your character from?
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Age:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Physical and actual if necessary
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Species:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Human, vampire, werewolf, something else?
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Gender:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Your character's gender
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]Canon Point:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Briefly, at what point in your character's canon were they taken from?
    [B][STYLECOLOR=2]NPC Companions:[/STYLECOLOR][/B] Pets, minions, etc. These NPCs are commonly animal companions or linked to the character’s skillset. For example, a Digidestined could be brought in with their Digimon or Lyra could be brought in with her Daemon.
    
    [CENTER][box][SIZE=4][I][B]SKILLS & ABILITIES[/B][/I][/SIZE][/box][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    If your character possesses skills, equipment, or enhancements that have the potential to be invasive, integral, or impactful (e.g., mind control or blowing up buildings), you'll want be comprehensive enough so that anyone looking to thread with your character will know what they're getting into. Remember to define canon-specific terms for those who are not familiar with your canon.
    
      [h=7]Special Abilities[/h]
      [h=7]Equipment[/h]
      [h=7]NPC's Abilities[/h]
      [h=7]These are optional header codes for your convenience! Free for use in any section![/h]
    
    If a character is [B]all-powerful[/B] or [B]game-breaking without restraint[/B], the Pandora Pantheon would not have brought them into Pandora without nerfing them.
    
    Keep in mind the following [B]board-wide restrictions[/B]:
    [LIST]
    [*]Characters have no power over the Pandora Pantheon. They cannot change the workings of Pandora. They cannot bring people in or send people out of Pandora. They cannot interact with the Pandora Pantheon outside of official events.
    [*]No abilities can interact with dimensions beyond Pandora, such as a character's universe of origin.
    [*]Time traveling abilities are restricted to the current season listed on the sidebar.
    [/LIST]
    
    [CENTER][themebox=1][SIZE=4][I][B]WEAKNESSES[/B][/I][/SIZE][/themebox][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    If your character has no special abilities, equipment, or notable superpowers, feel free to remove this section. However, if you have more than one paragraph defining significant skills/abilities in the previous section, you will need to list significant weaknesses here. If your character has significant skills or abilities, the weaknesses that balance them should be more tangible than personality flaws (ie; "overly stubborn" is a personality flaw, not a weakness).
    
    [/blockquote][/blockquote]
    [CENTER][box][SIZE=4][I][B]FREEFORM[/B][/I][/SIZE][/box][/CENTER]
    [blockquote]
    Give us a good grasp of your character's personality, motivations, and recent history (ending at the point they were pulled into Pandora) through any style or format of writing you choose. We ask that you avoid purple prose and overly cryptic narrative techniques at the expense of clearly conveying your character. Note that while the presentation of this section is flexible, in-character threads in Pandora should continue to follow the third person, past tense format.
    
    [/blockquote]
     
    #4 Octi, Jun 15, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2018
  5. Octi

    Octi The Helpful Octopus
    Community Relations Division

    Posts:
    4,624
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Music Teacher
    Location:
    Disney World
    Race:
    Disney Fairy
    Age:
    25
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
    CHARACTER NAME
    a line of lyrics or quote here

    [​IMG]
    Played by OOC Account

    Fandom: What series/movie/book/comic/etc is your character from?
    Age: Physical and actual if necessary
    Species: Human, vampire, werewolf, something else?
    Gender: Your character's gender
    Canon Point: Briefly, at what point in your character's canon were they taken from?
    NPC Companions: Pets, minions, etc. These NPCs are commonly animal companions or linked to the character’s skillset. For example, a Digidestined could be brought in with their Digimon or Lyra could be brought in with her Daemon.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    If your character possesses skills, equipment, or enhancements that have the potential to be invasive, integral, or impactful (e.g., mind control or blowing up buildings), you'll want be comprehensive enough so that anyone looking to thread with your character will know what they're getting into. Remember to define canon-specific terms for those who are not familiar with your canon.

    Special Abilities Equipment NPC's Abilities These are optional header codes for your convenience! Free for use in any section!
    If a character is all-powerful or game-breaking without restraint, the Pandora Pantheon would not have brought them into Pandora without nerfing them.

    Keep in mind the following board-wide restrictions:
    • Characters have no power over the Pandora Pantheon. They cannot change the workings of Pandora. They cannot bring people in or send people out of Pandora. They cannot interact with the Pandora Pantheon outside of official events.
    • No abilities can interact with dimensions beyond Pandora, such as a character's universe of origin.
    • Time traveling abilities are restricted to the current season listed on the sidebar.

    WEAKNESSES

    If your character has no special abilities, equipment, or notable superpowers, feel free to remove this section. However, if you have more than one paragraph defining significant skills/abilities in the previous section, you will need to list significant weaknesses here. If your character has significant skills or abilities, the weaknesses that balance them should be more tangible than personality flaws (ie; "overly stubborn" is a personality flaw, not a weakness).


    FREEFORM

    Give us a good grasp of your character's personality, motivations, and recent history (ending at the point they were pulled into Pandora) through any style or format of writing you choose. We ask that you avoid purple prose and overly cryptic narrative techniques at the expense of clearly conveying your character. Note that while the presentation of this section is flexible, in-character threads in Pandora should continue to follow the third person, past tense format.

     
    #5 Octi, Jun 15, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2018
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