DEMOGRAPHICS ByondKey: RawrTaicho. Age: 19 Years of Age. Years with LLA: I've been with LLA for four years and a month now! To be even more specific, I first joined Powerful Station 13 in its early days back in... what, January of 2011? I then went on to apply to join the administration team in April or May, and was accepted rather swiftly. My presence here has been mostly consistent, save for the odd break here and there. I have been compared to Batman by Don Zombie. I hide in the shadows, plot, plan, do things behind the scenes, and occasionally step out to swiftly bitch-slap a wrongdoer. Country of Origin: Britbong Land (also known as England!) Time Zone: GMT +0 (GMT Standard Time) Admin Rank (if applicable): I'm currently Head Administrator, Senior Administrator, and Handsome Coverboy. ABOUT YOU What skills and knowledge sets you apart from other applicants and makes you valuable? Outside of the community? It's hard to tell! Within the community, however... Experience in all aspects of Liberty Station, as well as the period of time I've been here, I'd say. From joining four years ago, my skills have extended to every department of Liberty Station 13 - Head Coder for a time, Administrator, one of the few people who forged the concept of the feature that is now Perseus and arguably the sole individual who rebooted LS13 alongside Zombie, the wealth of experience I've gained through the various roles I've held has been absolutely invaluable, not only in making me far better as an individual (some oldermins can attest to this....) but also as a representative (to some degree) of a community, and as a leader. Furthermore, I've had the pleasure of witnessing various styles of 'management' of communities that would be handy to reflect on and put forth as suggestion for improvement. What does this mean, exactly? Coding. Development. Dedicated Server Management. Administration. Team Leadership. Four years handling this in LLA alone has provided me with more than enough experience to oversee all of these things without incessant hand-holding a guidance. Tell me a story about the time you disappointed yourself most, and what you learned from it. College! Our educational system in Britain is a bit different to bear with me. High School was a rough time because I'm a major slacker and procrastinator. I don't delay things for any particular reason other than wanting my work to be at a certain standard, and then remaining unsure as to whether it's of a decent standard for a while, and then tweaking, and then leaving it to fester a while longer, and so on. I flopped a lot but somehow haggled pretty awesome grades in High School. Cue college. I take the results I got the year for prior for granted, believing I could haggle similar grades with a similar lack of effort, and the truth was quite the contrary. In my first year of college, I failed two of my four subjects. That, already, is a sign of "You're never going to University" but I refused to resit the year - stupidly - and pressed on. Thankfully the second year went a lot better and I did get into a very good University with a lot of effort to drag everything back up, but the disappointment of failing and almost discarding any desirable future for it was massively disappointing and upsetting. As a Head Administrator, sometimes I disappoint myself in hindsight when I look back at how I've handled things. This tends to only occur when dealing with specific individuals, giving them guidance and input, and then looking back to see for any improvements in the future. Sometimes, I find I've not done as much as I could have to help them and direct them, and any consequences they may suffer because of that puts me at fault. It's pretty hard when I find I haven't resolved something to the best of my ability. What's your favorite color? Green, but not the filthy mangy green you've picked for this application. More of a cute pastel. Love those pastels. What's your favorite number? My favourite number is 4. There's no real reason why. Though I did fall off a slowly (read: snail speed) moving skateboard once and break my hand in four place so it could be argued that the number isn't actually lucky but whatever. What's your favorite video game? l-league of legends...? or the dragon age series. look i know LoL doesn't count but i sink so much time into it so shhhhh also bayonetta...... What's your favorite film? Instellar. Not just because Matthew McConaughey is a very handsome man, but because the premise of the film was kind of fucking amazing, and it was just... really beautifully done. I approve. What number am I thinking of right now? 270, maybe? Or 4. If you weren't thinking of those two numbers before then you're definitely thinking of one of them now. GG. Look to your left, what do you see there? A well-painted silver wall, decorated with a few framed Mass Effect and Star Trek prints. There's also a lamp -- nothing special, and it doesn't really serve it's purpose because the new bulb I bought doesn't FUCKING WORK. Do you know where my keys are? Yes. In the same place you leave them every single day! Have you ever been a babysitter, or babysat before? if you're trying to turn this from intern application to 'babysit don zombie's baby' application then i WON'T DO IT ever and don't try to make me. I babysit my little brother every now and again when I visit home. I also have a lot of younger cousins that I've had to look after over the years. Never for money, obviously, because I'm treated like some sort of slave labourer, but I've done my fair share of babysitting - reluctantly - over the years. im also head administrator so you could probably argue i babysit every single day ayyyyy lmao Do you think this application is too short? It's not too short but I don't think that matters anyway. The questions are tailored to allow for a focus on the quality of the applicant, to get an idea of their personality and have them admit to flaws and take initiative. I think it's nicer than the standard "Tell us your 1000 keys and what you've done before" deal.