About You What is your Byond key? SammasC123 What is your Discord username? Vimas#4922 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? Nine months consistently. What are the names of your better-known characters? Right now I've been playing lots of FB-Ezra, but I'm also Carnation Garneys, Mallow Dhawan, and Yarrow Li. About The Species What alien species are you applying for? GAS Why do you want to play as the alien species? I really like playing species with different psychologies to humans, and I really admire the GAS players I see. What are some example names for the alien species? GAS names are human first names, and tend to lean towards a simplistic form. Dan, Lisa, Gary, Stephen, Todd, Mary. Summarize what you know about the species. Alright, so! Gas are really cool! Let's start biology. At a glance, GAS look like serpents with mantis-like heads and two sets of arms, one set of scythe-like hunting arms, and a set of more standard arms with three fingers. They have no legs, and have a segmented serpentine tail. In greater detail, their heads have antennae which are used for sensing prey and hunting. Their eyes are compound, and set in positions as to give them full vision of their environments. They do not have eyelids, like most compound-eyed creatures, and instead manually clean them. They do, however, have lenses that can emerge to cover their eyes, which are mostly opaque- it protects their otherwise sensitive eyes from bright lights. They also have mandible, which, while they're powerful enough to break bone, are also adapted to eating softer material, allowing them to have an omnivorous lifestyle. Those two sets of arms I mentioned earlier are quite a marvel in themselves. The scythe arms can be pressed extremely close to their body when not in use. Their other set of arms has three fingers which can bend in any direction to better grasp things. Like spiders, GAS are partially hydraulic, extending their muscles by pumping blood in, and retracting by letting it return, in conjunction with their regular muscles, which are also present. This allows them to be very, very strong, but also means that both sets of arms cannot be used in unison. As one may guess from the A in GAS, GAS have exoskeletons, specifically a segmented one to support their serpentine form. This makes them quite durable. By changing crystalline structures along their shell to cause them to refract different colors of light, they can render themselves invisible to the naked eye. They can also use this to intimidate potential dangers, or as a mating display, like Iguanas! Now, their organs! They have a tracheae that takes oxygen in from the air, but they require exceptional amounts of it compared to a human. They show no outward signs of suffocation. Because of the amount of oxygen they need, they produce dexalin inside their bodies, through large storages of phoron and the production of acetone. They have a distributed nervous system, less localized than a human brain- common in insects. Their heart and liver (or Toxin Filter) act nearly identically to a humans. However, a GAS does not have veins, and rather distributes blood throughout the body. They also can't talk human! They instead have a prosthetic voicebox. Now, psychology! GAS do not learn like humans. They are entirely visual learners, and can in one go learn how to perform a very specific action without fail (in a perfect world, that is, where humans aren't controlling them). This is why Xynergy trains them! What they cannot do, at least not without sufficient training, is generalize that action to wider situations. If a fellow GAS cooks a cake in one kitchen, they'll be able to do the same. Put them in a different kitchen, and they won't. Ask them to cook a different kind of cake, and they won't. They need a sufficiently wide range of examples of an action to fully internalize and generalize its use. The thing that many people will quickly learn about GAS is... no touchy. GAS like personal space, especially less trained GAS. GAS don't, at any point in their life, have to touch non-prey, and so the cultural norm has grown to be very non-physical. If a GAS is threatened, and I mean extremely threatened, and uncomfortable with the situation, they'll hit the aggressor with the blunt side of their hunting arms, sending a signal of "please step away from me". Otherwise, they will do their best to de-escalate by escaping or turning invisible. GAS are graded based on how adept they are and how they act. Let's start with their job tier. Younger GAS have more malleable minds, so younger GAS can do A, B, and C level jobs. Older GAS (19-27) can have B and C level jobs. Older than that, and a GAS will be relegated to a C level job exclusively. 28-40 will have no literacy, or ability to read and right. They can only perform C level jobs. Of course, a young GAS could still only be able to perform C level jobs, given that they were not able to read or write. A GAS trained for A-level jobs will be able to read, write and type. A GAS trained for B-level jobs will perhaps have basic literacy, but just enough to get their job done. A C-level gas will not be able to read or write. Then, we have temperament. It comes in good, average, and poor. Good is going to be for the really well trained GAS, who are acclimated to humans. Average will be either skittish or defiant, and may threaten as a last resort. They'll take a strike if repeatedly pushed. Poor GAS are more physical, willing to actively show aggressive (but non-physical) behavior. They'll give warning, but it's possible you will get struck if you don't leave their personal space. What is your character concept for your trial period? Iris! She's a red C Janitor. She can read basic signs but not write or type, and finds cleaning to be very satisfying- akin to hunting prey. She is very excited to clean up messes, and prefers using a mop to spray bottles and cleaning grenades, which are less satisfying. It's on her record that if, and only if, she thinks nobody is watching, she will create a small mess to clean up, such as clearing a waste bin, throwing it on the ground, and picking it up again. Not unlike a begging dog, if Iris believes someone is about to make a mess, she'll follow them from a distance. She wants to clean it, when it happens. If she's told not to clean it, such as at a crime-scene, she will agree, but will remain nearby until another mess appears, or until she can clean the one there.