About You What is your Byond key? Happytimes99 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? A month or two. What are the names of your better-known characters? Shamus O'Sullivan Sean Gates About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Dionea Why do you want to play as the alien species? I've played as nymphs with translators before and always thought it led to really interesting roleplay. Small stuff like talking to a prisoner and having the concept of a prison explained to me or watching a minor work and asking them why they put themselves in bags when they go outside are always fun. What are some example names for the alien species? "The Light Of The Supermatter Shard Reflecting Off Of The Visor Of Chief Engineer Wilkins". "Glowing Mushrooms Shining Light Upon The Hydroponics Tray Of Our Birth" "The Groaning Sound Of The Sundered Metal Heard During The Structure's Collapse" All of these would be shortened for use in conversations and on IDs. Summarize what you know about the species. The Dionaea are a gestalt race of plant-like organisms called Nymphs. Nymphs on their own are cat sized critters that resemble insects with one large eye. Nymphs are highly curious as their goal is to collect information to better the gestalt they will eventually become. After they have decided they have learned enough they will find another nymph and merge together into a nascent gestalt. This is a blob of a few Nymphs that goes around looking for information and more nymphs to join. It is still fairly uncoordinated and is incapable of speaking in any tongue other than its native Rootspeak. Once enough Nymphs have gathered together they will have entered their final form, a full Dionaea gestalt. This can range from being 7 feet to the size of a space station, the larger ones will end up orbiting stars to harvest their gas and energy while the smaller ones will continue to traverse ships, stations, and planets in search of more knowledge. At this point the nymphs are fully coordinated, so much so that they cease to have a sense of individuality and instead act something like one large brain. Due to this shared thought process the larger a gestalt becomes the greater its "processing power" becomes. This comes at a trade off with their thought process and reactions becoming much slower as stimulus takes longer to travel through the mass of nymphs. Dionaea Gestalts remain curious and will continue to seek knowledge. Often they will acquire personality traits similar to the beings they have grown up around with. One important thing is that Dionaea are incapable of understanding the concept of violence and will never knowingly and willingly harm another being. The only cases of healthy Dionaea harming other beings are accidents and cases in which they were instructed to without knowing what they were doing.