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Application Improvement Month 2018

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  1. Polaris
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    #1 Polaris, Feb 28, 2018
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    Hello everybody! Every September, Starlight Academy celebrates character creation month, encouraging players to finally get out those character ideas they've been sitting on. Every March, we celebrate it's counterpart: Application Improvement Month, which emphasizes improving and updating your existing characters!

    What Kind of Contest is This?
    This is a non-traditional contest! For the month of March, players are encouraged to go back and improve the applications for already existing characters. The application template has changed many times over the years, and many applications have fallen out of date as a result. Players are encouraged to go back, update old applications to the new format, and polish up their writing so that their application matches the character as they are. All participants are eligible for the bullseye medal! [​IMG]

    How Do I Enter?

    First, go fix up your applications! You can find the most recent template here. In particular, make sure that all the fields at the top are there and filled out! You can use your own template if you'd like, but it needs to have all the same information.

    For powers: Please do not improve or edit your powers while adjusting the app. If you'd like to change wordings, fix things up, or otherwise make edits, please check the power upgrade process. Even if your change is very minor, please use the power upgrade process so we have a record.

    Once all of your applications have been updated, post here with links to all of them to get your reward! If a character requires no changes (IE: was recently accepted), simply mention that when you post.


    What should I be looking out for?
    • Make sure your application title is just your characters name, and matches the name they most commonly use. If your character has gotten adopted, married, etc, make sure it reflects their current name! Remove any extra stuff like 'Application' or 'complete' from the title.
    • If your character has a middle name in the application title that they don't go by, consider dropping it from the title.
    • If your character goes mostly by their nickname, please update the application title to include it, and consider dropping their first name (which they might not use).
    • If your character is a student, double check they have a clear grade listed on their application. Be sure to post here to get the claims updated.
    • If your character is a college student, consider adding a major if they don't have one listed on the application. Be sure to post here to get the claims updated.
    • If your character has a job, whether student or citizen, make sure it's reflected in the basic information fields! Students should feel free to add a new section. Be sure to post here to get the claims updated.
    • Make sure all the mandatory basic information fields are listed. For all characters, you need name, age, birthday, gender, species, and category. Students also need class, grade, and college major (if applicable). Staff need class and subject. Citizen's just need career.
    • Double check to make sure your species field is filled out! Older applications likely will not have this part.
    • Similarly, make sure you have a category field! Not all applications will have this. It should clearly state if your character is a student, civilian, supporting character, or member of the staff.
    • If your character is non-human, make sure you have a species powers section. For power changes, remember to go through the power upgrade process, no matter how small! Humans don't require a species ability section. If your character only has species powers and no powers, they don't need a powers section.
    • If your character has species powers that aren't listed - such as being able to respawn, be sure to go through the power upgrade process to get them listed!
    • Make sure everything is located in the right place! Personality traits shouldn't be hidden down in additional information, and powers shouldn't be placed in the appearance for example.
    • If your character has gotten major development since arriving, consider updating their biography to include what's happened to them since they arrived on the island!
    Is there anything else cool going on?

    If you'd like to spruce up your profiles, we have free to use application templates, which you can use for your characters.

    What's this about a reward?

    Vouchers are the name of the game! Players who update their characters (or have them already up to date) will get a number of character vouchers, based on the number of applications they have to update.

    • 1-5 Characters: +4 Vouchers
    • 6-10 Characters: +7 Vouchers
    • 11-15 Characters: +9 Vouchers
    • 16+ Characters: +10 Vouchers
    You can read more about power vouchers here. Vouchers will be granted at the end of the month.


    March Contest: Application Improvement Month
    Entries Close 23:59 PST on March 31st
     
  2. Romi
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    #2 Romi, Mar 8, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
    Going to update as I go:

    Angelo Genovese - Slight updates to appearance. Completely rewritten personality, to better reflect his current reputation rather than relying on his mafia history. Updated Biography past his promotion, to include adopting a dozen kids and all that. I've also put in for a power upgrade to clarify and fix up his powers. Power upgrade implemented.

    James Havoc - Slight personality rewrite. Update to biography to include scout training + scout profession.

    Valli Bryndisarson - Expanded appearance slightly to include mention of his aura. Also made a few small edits to personality, and updated biography.

    Jackal - Rewrote appearance. I ain't updating his history until my existing thread is done.

    Natalia Malivani - No changes to make, aside from updating to 'Supporting Character'

    Evan Sideralis - Slight clarity update to appearance. Added image reference.

    Memento Mori - Added image reference.

    Tobias Haynes - Added image reference.
     
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    #4 Sarrain, Mar 14, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
    Abigail Woodman - Employment and bio updated.

    Audric Rathian - Mild appearance update & mild personality update.

    Ceidwen Evans - Age update, corrected a few typos, mildly updated appearance, personality, mild bio update.

    Eroshay - Mild updating of appearance and personality. Some updated biography. Added spouse section. Fixed typos.

    Ethel Sharpe - Minor changes to personality and appearance.

    Hiraeth - Updated category and took out 'who is this char companion to' changed it to 'with.'

    Iolite Drakenhardt - No changes needed.

    Jackson "Jax" Foster - Changed sexuality from 'undecided.' Fixed minor typos.

    Jarak - No updates needed.

    Kealani Morncer - Minor personality updates.

    Kylar/Kylah Defan - Minor overall updates

    Laemiri "Lae" Zaphir - Occupation update. Nothing else needed.

    Lorenzo Moretti - Bio update. Minor updates.

    Mitch - No update needed.

    Moira Drakenhardt - No updates needed.

    Ravina Evans - Very minor changes.

    Rhymien - No updates needed.

    Samara Arore - No updates needed. Power upgrade in the works.

    Tabitha Aradhel - Minor changes. Word choice and sentence structure.

    Terry Liddell - Typos and word choice.

    Vinanye Reed - Added child section with Iolite linked. Word choice and sentence structure. Bio upgrade.
     
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    #5 Kathinja, Mar 14, 2018
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    To be updated as I make App updates

    Main Characters:

    Yura Bengall: Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status under Additional Info, which I plan to do for every character. Otherwise, does not need any updates until her in-progress power upgrades happen.

    Kiyoko Hanasaki: Very new. Does not need updates.

    Daichi Hanasaki: Very new. Does not need updates except for a mini-profile, which has been added.

    Mia: Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Adelyn Moonlight: Added to her Personality. Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status.

    Isa Aradhel: Fixed some formatting issues. Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status.

    Noli Zaphir: Updated with her new 'Bestial Translation' power. Minor changes to mini-profile.Totally re-wrote her personality. Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Guarin Zaphir: Added Where He Lives and Relationship Status

    Noelle Drakenhardt: Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Gareth Bradford: Added Where He Lives and Relationship Status

    Ciara Murray: Added Where He Lives and Relationship Status

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    Secondary characters:

    Brailan Aradhel: Added Where He Lives and Relationship Status

    Storm Clarisse Haywood: Fixed some formatting issues. Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status.

    Chi Arore: Tweaks to History and Mini Profile. Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Laila Re'Tzi: Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Julian: No change

    Roselynn: No change

    Morwen Oneiroi: Added Where He Lives and Relationship Status

    Caterina Rosales: Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Britta Viveka Strand: Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Florence Drakenhardt: Added Where She Lives and Relationship Status

    Puppy: Slight format change
     
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    #6 Boop, Mar 18, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018
    Eek - Updated appearance and age, completely rewrote personality, added little bit to bio from MC time
    Fatima Danvers - Moved Famine from name to species, updated appearance and personality, added a bit to bio.
    William Brown - species abilities rewrite. Appearance update, completely rewrote personality. added MC stuff to bio and removed from additional info.
    Maria - Removed true name from title. Updated details, added category.
    Sean O'Cermait - Minor bio update.
    Gaza - Changed title from Seregaza to Gaza. Minor bio update.
    Gernet Gyth - No change.
    Ian Dupont - No change.
    Sam Dupont - Category fix.
    Tam Te'oma - No change.
    Rori Mirror - Age/Gender fix. typo fixes. Personality update. Minor bio update.
    Theodora Katsoufis - No change.
    River Alkmene-Sawatis - Category change.
    Chausiku Dejen - No change.
    Lysander Hesperos - Fixed image, category change.
    Penitence Cashel - Category change.
    Caróg - No change.
    Lida Rose Quackenbush - No change.
    Khali Arore - Category change.
    Shug - No change.
    Grey - Added caretaker, no other change.
    Euphoria Hiuchi - Minor bio update. Added family relationships.
    Rita Drakenhardt - Changed title from Margarita to Rita. Category fix. Minor bio update.
    Ivo Beckert - Category fix. Minor bio update.
    Asusuke Hiuchi - Added family relationships.
    Sappho Hiuchi - No change.
    Ambri Dio - No change.
    Silhouette Patapon - No change.
     
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    #7 Keen, Mar 19, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2018
    Archard Soie - Appearance and code updated
    Ade Afolabi-Soie - Appearance and code updated
    Béatrice Afolabi-Soie - Appearance and code updated
    Oluremi "Remi" Afolabi-Soie - Personality, appearance, and code updated
    Arjean Afolabi-Soie - Personality, appearance, and code updated
    Henghai Mei - Backstory and code updated
    Junchi Mei - Code update
    Rei - Personality and code updated
    Daniel "Moonstone" Bell - Too new
    Centi Centipede - Already Keen had to make edits Fixed species abilities, added more personality, updated appearance to make a bit more sense
    Avatia - Too new, but is a redone version of an old, archived character
     
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    #9 Max!!, Mar 24, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
    Alain Strega- Updated with link to his sister
    Alex Drakenhardt- Updated with link to his daughter, added species abilities and field
    Alwyn Cypress- No updates
    Arda Cadoc- No updates
    Bal Greene- Updated personality and appearance
    Bradley Davis- Added supporting field
    Cadfael- Added supporting field
    Cami Drakenhardt- added supporting field
    Cooper- added supporting field
    Eliazar Greene- added Bal to his history, removed middle name from title, added supporting field
    Eon Cheshire- added species field, slight name change, appearance and history updated, bumped up age
    Fandango- added supporting field
    Ferescylla- No changes
    Gwyn Drakenhardt- No changes
    Iggy Hughes- Power upgrade in the works, personality and history changes
    Kenrick Drakenhardt- added species abilities and field, dragon appearance and description changed, occupation change
    Leon Drakenhardt- History updated. Dragon form image updated Linked spouse and child, added species ability and field
    Loveless Riot- No updates
    Lucy Zebaal- Power upgrade in progress, history update
    Lugh Drakenhardt- no updates
    Malik- no updates
    Marduk Theria- species field added, appearance and personality updated, added supporting field
    Marric Drakenhardt- no updates
    Ophion Lazar- no updates
    Orsick Drakenhardt- linked to Titus.
    Persephone St. James- linked to Theo
    Portia Drachentoter- appearance, grade, age, personality, and history updated
    Regis Hayes- History updated
    Roa Asiel- Appearance updated, moved species abilities so they're above powers section, changed last name
    Rufus Angelus- added character image and species field, species abilities field added
    Sazz- added supporting field
    Silver Nivalle- No update
    Straga Barathos- No updates
    Theo Hudson- Linked to family, history update
    Titus Drakenhardt- Linked to Orsick
    Vega Gendrake- Updated human form image, slight appearance update, added species field and species abilities section
     
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    Well im cutting it close but I'm doing it

    Chloe Black - Updated details in personality, additional info, appearance, history

    Nona - Changed the top of the app because companion characters aren't a thing anymore

    Ozzy - same as Nona

    Riley Keegan - got some edits to history and personality

    Ruben - minor changes on personality

    Raphael didnt need changes

    Bara is a perfect and objectively beautiful flower so i didnt have to change anything but i looked at him and saw that she was beautiful

    GOODALL DID NOT DO A NEEDING OF CORRECTION THANK

    That's 8
     
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