Name: Tell us what alias/nickname you'll go by.
Personal LJ: If you don't have one, it's not hard to make one in less than 5 minutes.
Contact Info: Give us some way of contacting you, like your IM screen name or e-mail address. Most people put their AIM screen name here.
Character name: Please write your character's full name, family name first, given name last. If the character doesn't have a full name in canon, you get to make it up.
Character series: Obvious enough, right?
Character age: If their age in the original canon doesn't work or isn't provided, make it up yourself according to your best judgment.
Student or teacher?: If they are a student, please include what grade you want them in, using this graph as a reference. If they are a teacher, please specify what their subject specialty is, and if they are teaching high school or college. Also let us know if they'll be getting an apartment on campus in the provided facility, or if they've got some made-up place off campus already arranged.
Background: Please write out in two paragraphs or more (about 7 sentences each) your character's background as it applies to this RP. You might end up pretty much writing out their canon background, if they happen to come from a school-setting canon. You might end up making something up that is very different from their canon. If it's the latter, then here are some questions that we recommend you consider:
Is your character from the countryside, the suburbs, or the city?
What is their family like?
What is their general financial situation?
What was their motivation for transferring to this school?
Please also include a link to a source (Wikipedia or otherwise) that nicely explains the character's canon; if you can't find one, then give us a short summary. If the character's canon is already close to the AU background you gave above, then don't worry about it.
Personality: This is the most important section, so we're asking for a minimum of three paragraphs here. Show us that you know this character inside and out, using examples from canon to demonstrate certain personality traits, even if their canon background isn't a school setting. For these kinds of character especially, we recommend that you consider the following questions when you write this section:
How studious/smart is your character? Is homework easy or hard for them?
How much of a partier are they? How sociable are they?
Sample RP: Please provide us with an example of your mastery of your character's voice in the first person, either with a sample entry post below, and/or with a link or two to actual RP threads or posts you've already done with the character in a musebox, dressing room, or otherwise. Make sure that the links show characterization that your character would display in this RP setting, even if the example was written with their canon background in mind.
Please take a look at other applications to get an idea of what we usually ask for and what doesn't get accepted, etc.
If you apply for a character that has already been reserved, we will inform you and ignore the application until the reserve runs out.
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After you've been accepted by a mod, please reply to them with your character's journal and join the RP communities. Once accepted at the main comm, you can then make an intro post where you will say hello to your new friends and ask them to friend you. It'll also help if you let people know what year you are and where your assigned living space is.