About You What is your Byond key? kooarbiter (your answer below each question) How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? Off and on over the past three years, though I've been playing a lot more recently in the past couple of weeks. What are the names of your better-known characters? Ana Bow, Allie Lei, Lucius Lorenzo About The Species A race of half snake half mantis omnivores who are contracted to work on the torch for their trainers at Xynergy with two sets of arms and a discomfort of physical contact What alien species are you applying for? Giant Armored Serpentid, or GAS for short. Why do you want to play as the alien species? I think the idea of playing a giant scary insect bug monster that just wants to sit in the corner and make clicking noises at anyone that walks near is hilarious, and I think there's a huge potential for roleplay with this intriging alien concept. What are some example names for the alien species? Mary, Jack, Kelly, Robert, Taylor. Summarize what you know about the species. The Giant Armored Serpentids are a race of insectoid creatures that range from 15 feet long at young adult, to 25 feet at old age. They have mantis like features, ending in a long snake like tail instead of legs which have a tendency to coil. They can eat raw meat or vegetables, however they cannot digest wheat or grains. They have two sets of arms, a scyth like, armored set that they use to attack, intimidate, and protect itself, and a smaller set of three finger like appendages which manipulate things like a prehensile tail moreso than a human hand. They are covered in armored chitin, excluding their eyes which are vulnerable to flashes of bright light, but they have an organic pair of protective lenses which can cover their eyes, but makes them blind further than a meter or so away, and their eyes must be cleaned manually. They can near perfectly camoflauge with their enviroment. While used on their home planet to hunt animals sometimes twice their size, this ability has very little use on stations and ships. They do not like close contact with anyone else, Serptentids with better temperments are more likely to verbally ask someone to leave their personal bubble, but one with poorer temperment may start making loud intimidating noises to show irritation and discomfort, with GAS that have poor temperments, they may resort to violence if they are not the type to flee first, or otherwise disperse someone coming inside their personal space. This can be rather unintuitive to some species like human, which require social contact to survive, because humans must keep in physical contact regularly to maintain proper brain chemistry and mental health at younger ages. Their language, which involves the use of auditory or visual signals mutually exclusive for one another, can be understood like any other, though the visual portion is often more difficult, but it cannot be spoken by non serptentids due to the inability to create the auditory noises or perfectly match the visual movements. Many contracted GAS have a robotic translator voice which is installed that allows those who know ZAC or another language to speak it. There are a few words the translator can use that the serpentid language either doesn't have a word for, or just cannot pronounce. They are not considered free as they haven't achieved independant or natural intelligence required by SCG law, without the training of Xynergy the GAS couldn't achieve levels of training and knowledge of say, a human or skrell, but they can be trained for many jobs in engineering or service positions. The Xynergy corporation trains GAS at multiple facilities and assigns them a letter for their competency at certain skills, and literacy, with a plus or minus denoting temperment. They can breathe oxygen, but in some areas, like on their home planet of Tau Wilo, on stations, and in other areas with lower amounts of oxygen, they must store phoron gathered from the air via biomagnification in a specialized organ and combine it with naturally produced acetone to make dexalin, which sustains them. They are less vulnerable to the void of space than regular humans, but are not immune to it, and low blood oxygenation damages all of their organs rather than just their brains. They can perfectly copy a specific action they witness another gas doing, but do not understand why it has to be a certain way, nor do they understand how something happens as a result of that action, only that it does. They cannot generalize how a specific action can be used in other circumstances unless they witness the action or similar actions in different circumstances or over a period of time. This makes them inflexible and slow to learn new things, but their ability to use skills they have learned and remembered can rival a machine when used in a similar fashion to a conveyor belt. Their thinking pattern is akin to a constant string of run on sentences, while most thinking creatures structure their sentences to say more with less, a Gas constantly appends actions with conjunctions, leading to a stream of consciousness like way of speaking. While a human might say,"I've been feeling pretty dizzy, I talked to the lab tech, he said he can make a drug to help. I need authorization; I'm going to the bridge deck to get it from the captain." a gas would say,"I've been feeling pretty dizzy and I talked to the lab tech and he said he can make a drug to help." While they are not paid and are not considered to have rights, they do enjoy working towards a goal and prefer to have a purpose in life, likely a carry over from their colony mindset. What is your character concept for your trial period? Penny, a maroon colored GAS, rated at C neutral and working as a Janitor aboard the torch. Penny enjoys her job, and like most giant armored serpentids, detests and is anxious of physical contact or having others in her personal space. She vastly prefers the taste of cabbage to raw meat and will typically only eat it when cabbage or other vegetables are not available. While she finds it humorous to see the faces of humans and other crew who are not familiar or knowledgable of what a GAS is, she is annoyed at the frequency by which they attempt to make physical contact, and at one point almost came to physical confrontation with a passenger who was constantly trying to feel her carapace and would not leave her alone. Her preffered method of warning and intimidation is clicking her mandibles together while staring at whoever is threatening her. Penny tries not to get involved with the antics and issues of others as long as they do not affect her, she is not literate or incredibly familiar with ZAC, usually only enough to ask basic questions to her supervisor, ask where the bathroom is, or report something to medical or security. She takes pride in her work cleaning the torch, and gets especially irritated at anyone who litters or otherwise makes her job needlessly more difficult.