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Author Topic: Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina - ACCEPT, BUT  (Read 1590 times)

Ru

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Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina - ACCEPT, BUT
« on: September 07, 2013, 07:07:59 PM »
And now, for your reading pleasure, an app for a very nice robotic charmer who would like to get to know you all very well.  <3

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1akuKCP2TtjRPk31uRKxWrgMkH4opq8M8Jx0Aq6qT4UM/edit?usp=sharing

Hope you enjoy!
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 03:04:37 PM by Sage »

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Re: Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 01:59:48 PM »
Thank you for your application, Ru!

The application form for Seren is now live, and will be PMed to each player.  We will be back with a response just over a week from now, on 9/17.  Thanks again!

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Re: Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina - ACCEPT, BUT
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 03:04:09 PM »
Just to reiterate - thank you Ru for being our application guinea pig not once, but twice!  I look forward to when you can be on the other side of this process XD

Seren has been stamped with an Accept, But.  Reviewers tended to comment that Seren was an unexpected take on Lapis, which could have very easily fell into vampy vixen tropes, and appreciated her cynical, perfectionist mentality in particular.  They could easily imagine plot and plot hooks for her, and of course loved a baldy in the midst.  Personally, I really liked her Iron Angel portion and how being an Iron Angel was affecting her personality, such as her insistence to push away all feelings and try to believe, from the bottom of her heart, in how terrible humans are, even if sometimes her heart tries to day otherwise.

There are two things for revision.  For one, a few reviewers were confused by the Note portion of the History.  It wasn't immediately clear if that portion of her memories was real or false.  So clarification in the Notes that these are the fake memories would be a huge help. 
 
The second thing that came up was a bit of overlap with Odysseus in terms of appearance.  Both Seren and Daki have similar figures/heights, blue eyes, and dapper styles when they are both in masculine get-ups.  Because appearances/fashion are so important to both Seren and Daki, it would be more comfortable if we saw more of a distinction between the two.  But I believe we can work on getting some distinctions that will still preserve the basis of Seren's character.  (I did not catch this at first either, so I'm sorry about that).   

Though this app is getting an Accept, But, we should consider working through the appearance as a very important blocker.  I am personally on vacation until Thursday, but we will get time to talk it out :D

Some quotes from the reviews!:

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I love that she's a cynic and doesn't look like a blonde bombshell (my biggest concern for Lapis). She's a heartless flirt and I feel like I ought to be calling her "Estella".

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I love everything about her, but my favorite part is her background. I love that she had her memories messed with when she was converted, and I love the hacker for the Resistance angle.

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Please, please tell me she writes or at least plays dating sims.  X3

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In history, it needs to be more clear that the note section contains the false memories.  It's a bit unclear and took a couple reads for me to process it.

And a non-critical question for Seren:

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How would this character deal with a person who wasn't attracted to her?

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Re: Sailor Lapis // Seren Callamina - ACCEPT, BUT
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 08:08:58 AM »
Hooray, I'm so glad she was well received!  I was trying to avoid making her too much of a 'standard' lust-based character.  I hope I will be able to write her well enough to live up to everyone's expectations.  <3 

So to respond to some of the comments:

I've reworked the note portion of Seren's history, and hopefully it's a little clearer now.  If not, please let me know and I'll give it another try.

Also crud, I didn't realize Daki and Seren were as similar as they are.  I'll need to ponder how to separate Seren's masculine fashion sense out a bit more.  Now that my lappy's mostly better again, I'll be around online if anyone has any suggestions/ideas, or if you want to chat, Sage, I'm all for a brainstorm session.  <3

I'll have to think about whether or not she would write dating sims.  I don't think she would play them, simply because they're just not as FUN as messing with real people, but I wonder if she would participate in writing one (and then install a little backdoor program that sends her back info of what sort of decisions people make while playing so she can study people's reactions).  I'll ponder that!

To answer the question of what Seren would do if she came across someone resistant to her charms, that probably depends at least somewhat on the situation.  I think in general her first response is to be all "OH LOOK, A CHALLENGE.  <3" and would be pretty persistent about trying to break down their defenses.  If they still resist, Seren would persist until 1.) she gets distracted by someone else. or 2.) she realizes she's obsessing, and have one of her flirt-with-everything-to-show-I-DON'T-CARE breakdowns.