http://compass-ink.livejournal.com/ ([identity profile] compass-ink.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] ff_classchange2011-11-13 12:17 am

Application


The Basics:

Name: Eileen
Age: 22
Location: United States
Occupation: College student
How did you find out about this community? Through fanfiction linked on [livejournal.com profile] ff_press. Mainly [livejournal.com profile] breyzyyin's FF3 stuff. (Pretty sure both of them at one point or another.)

Personality Questions:

1) List and expand upon your three best traits / strengths. (These should be personality-related, not physical.)

1. I'm good at listening to people and I do my best to be good to the people around me. I hate being unkind to people and try to be understanding of others' flaws (because goodness knows I've got my own).
2. That said, when someone does something that makes me angry or uncomfortable, I'm able to stand up for myself and tell them off in (what I hope is) a tactful way.
3. I'm good at starting projects in advance of the due date so that I'm not flailing around having to write the whole thing the night before it's due. Even when I procrastinate, I usually get things done at the time I'm supposed to.

2) List and expand upon your three worst traits / weaknesses.
1. Lack of self-confidence. I tend to be very hard on myself for very small things. It also leads to an instinct for being defensive about the things I do and like when there really isn't a need.
2. Shyness: It's a big problem for me. I have no idea how to make conversation, mumble, and generally avoid social interaction with people I don't know as much as I can. I do better once I'm more comfortable in the group (or if I have to be there), but being among people makes me uneasy.
3. I have a hard time self-motivating myself to do things like exercise and finish half-done stories. I can do it if I'm being relied on to by someone else, but it's harder for myself.

3) Rate yourself on the following traits by putting an 'X' in the box you think fits best. (E.g. if you are slightly more introverted than extroverted, put an 'X' in the second box.) Explain your choice as well.

Introverted [x] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Extroverted
Explain: Even without my shyness, I'm usually pretty content with my own company and I'm generally not too conversational.

Cheerful [ ] [ ] [x] [ ] [ ] Gloomy
Explain: Generally I am an optimist! And I like laughing and making other people laugh. But I get unaccountably angsty at times too, so I think it's somewhere in the middle.

Reserved [ ] [x] [ ] [ ] [ ] Impulsive
Explain: Usually it takes a few days or weeks of mulling over for me to arrive at a decision. I like to investigate and inspect before I get into something. When I do make a decision, though, I tend to move quickly.

Energetic [ ] [ ] [x] [ ] [ ] Calm
Explain: Usually when I get tremendously excited about something, it's with someone else rather than by myself. I can work myself into peppy energy when I'm pursuing my own stuff, but not as often.

Logical/Thinking [ ] [ ] [ ] [x] [ ] Emotional/Feeling
Explain: I can be quite a literalist at times and try to look at things in a scientific way, but I'm very affected by the moods of the people I care about and can get worked up quite a bit over things that tick me off.

Grudge-holding [ ] [x] [ ] [ ] [ ] Forgiving
Explain: I try not to be, but I can really stew over things sometimes even if I know they aren't actually a big deal. I try to never let it bleed over into how I actually talk to someone and put it out of my mind.

4) Describe how you typically work in teams. Is it generally a good experience, or do you prefer working by yourself? Do you like to lead and make decisions or do you prefer to let others make decisions so that you can do the legwork? You may find it helpful to give an example of a team you worked on recently and how that went.

I'm usually a supporter or a worker when I'm in a team; I'm not very good at stepping forward and taking charge. I'll contribute to discussion and expand on suggestions, sometimes make them, but I'm not usually the person with the big ideas. Generally I like the bit where I do the work more than the planning on how to do it.

5) Spider-Man Decision: If you had to choose between saving two dozen innocent children and saving your best friend/significant other/person closest to you, which would you pick and why?

Honestly I don't think I can answer this unless I am in this situation, but I'm going to go with the person closest to me. Because well, they probably would literally be in close physical proximity to me in a life-or-death situation.

6) Your friend has had their feelings hurt and comes to you for consolation. What do you do? Let's say, two days later they come to you again still upset over the same issue. What would you do in that case?

First I'd try to be reassuring, listen a lot, and figure out how to prevent what went wrong from happening again or to at least mitigate it. When it happened again, I'd try to really figure out a way to solve the problem.

7) What interests/hobbies do you have? How do you like to spend your free time?

I like to write, play video games (well that's a given), watch science/nature documentaries, and read. Lots and lots of reading. I also spend a lot of my time just daydreaming, and I like walking too.

8) Describe one to three careers you would find ideal, with a little explanation of why it appeals to you.

1. Ecologist, as in monitoring and testing the health of various ecosystems. It's very important to know and understand how natural systems work and how their health impacts human health. (This is also the one I'm studying for now.)

2. Writer, more fiction than nonfiction. I love constructing characters and worlds and I really enjoy working with words. I wouldn't mind writing nonfiction either; putting more knowledge and thinking out there is important.


FF Questions:

9) List one to three favorite Final Fantasy games and why you like them. Sequels/spin-offs/non-numbered/KH/Dissidia games are okay.
FFV: Because it is hilarious and cute and then quite capable of punching you in the heartstrings. I love the way that the party are family--a very odd family, but definitely family nonetheless, and there's more focus on who they are and what they're doing now than on romance or their sad backstories (which are indeed sad). They're all very endearing. The writing is also just hilarious and refreshing in how it doesn't take itself seriously.

FFII: This game somehow manages to have a lot of emotional impact for me; even though the writing is rudimentary, the little characterization there is really good, and it is so damn melancholy. I don't know, something about this game just gets tome. (and okay it's legitimately hilarious to have characters stab each other for leveling up.)

Crystal Chronicles: I like the subseries as a whole. First, it is completely adorable, and second, it makes full use of that adorableness by grabbing you in the heart and punching through it with very sharp claws. These games make me laugh and cry waaaay too much and I love it.

10) List one to three of your favorite Final Fantasy characters and why:

1. Faris Scherwiz. Faris Scherwiz. First of all, she's a complete badass. She is not a cutesy, roguish pirate who is impressed by the heroes' pluck in challenging her; she's a selfish, mercenary swashbuckler who only decides not to hold one of them for ransom because she's more interested in learning about her past than money. Her reasons for joining are completely selfish, but then she has such wonderful character development. By the end of the game she's a true Light Warrior and accepts that she's a princess (not that it stops her from going back to piracy). She's a fantastically-written character, takes nothing from anyone, and manages to have some very touching moments.

2. Refia from FFIII. She doesn't put up with nonsense but at the same time is very caring. She's got complicated teenage feelings about her adopted father and isn't afraid to strike out on her own or do what's right. She also wears a completely sensible outfit for someone who works hard and goes on adventures.

3. Leon from FFII. Not that he gets a whole lot of lines, but I always got the impression that, while he may have been initially brainwashed, he's acting of his own volition when he confronts his former friends and tries to take the Emperor's throne. He's responsible for the awful things he does, not an evil spell. And that just makes his guilt afterwards stronger--when the game ends, things aren't neatly tied up and we don't know where he's going next.

11) One to three characters you relate to and why:

1. Arc from FFIII. When I was younger, I was pretty bad at not being an annoying know-it-all and standing up for myself, and then I'm also shy, and don't like the idea of getting hit and doing dangerous things very much. I also like reading more than doing active things.

2. Ritz Malheur from TA2. I'm not outspoken and assertive like she is, but she's very much the odd one out of her peers and searching for somewhere that she can fit in and be liked and respected rather than mocked, which is a position I was definitely in at her age. She just dealt with it by growing spikes rather than withdrawing.

12) The FF game you liked playing least: Final Fantasy Tactics, for gameplay reasons only. I love the story and the characters, but the battles are just so time-consuming for me; it's taking me ages and ages to make progress. Not to mention the frigging CHOCOBOS.

13) One to three FF characters you dislike and why:

1. Locke Cole. I find the whole Rachel thing to be really creepy. And yet the writers thought this guy was the perfect solution to Celes' emotional problems, which I thought hurt her own potential to have really interesting development with Terra and Cyan and the things she did in the past, plus I would have liked to know more about Locke's work with the Returners.

2. The kid who works for the Komodo Training Company in FFTA2. I like most of the quest NPCs in this game, but he's just too... I don't know. Cowardly, I guess, and he never gets over it. Stop freaking out, kid.

14) Favorite weapon in a Final Fantasy game: The healing staff. Cures confusion, charm, and injuries all in one go!

15) Your favorite Final Fantasy summon: Ultima from FFTA2. Full-healing, enemy-searing, and a fantastic attack animation. Her summoning accessory is pretty classy, too.

16) Your favorite spell/ability/technique that can be learned in a Final Fantasy game: Zeningage / gil toss in FFV. Yeah, it's an unsportsmanlike way of taking down bosses, but it's so very useful.

17) A Final Fantasy mini-game/sidequest you invested entirely too much time into: The Whyt minigames in FFIV DS.

18) Your favorite Cid: It's a toss-up between II and III's Cid. II because he's such an arrogant bastard, and III because he's such an endearing old fellow.

[identity profile] katy-111.livejournal.com 2011-11-13 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I definitely think that you are a White Mage, due to your answers on the personality tests. You are conscious of not hurting and being kind to others, much like many white mages throughout the series, but at the same time you can stand up for yourself when needed. White Mages are often relied on by other people, which fits in with the fact that you have greater motivation when others are depending on you. I'd say one of the only things which doesn't fit White Mage on your application is your tendency to hold grudges, but even then I still think this is the best fit for you. It's just this gut feeling that I got from reading through your entry.

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[identity profile] fromherashes.livejournal.com 2011-11-13 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
((Arrrgh, sorry for reposting this, like, four times. There keep being weird problems with it I didn't see before I posted, and then my formatting is all messed up and arrrrrrrgh!))

Oooh... you're a hard one to stamp. I see a lot of White Mage in a lot of your answers, but there's also this suggestion of claws in there. Two of your favorite games are your favorites because they draw you in with adorable and then punch you in the chest-- and those are the words you use, too.

Normally, I think I'd try to steal you away for the Monks, but you're just a tiny bit too unsure of who you are, in some ways. You seem to define yourself a lot by your relationship to other people, and I think Monks have a bit more THIS IS WHO I AM AND I WILL PUNCH YOU IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT mixed in with the desire to heal and help and protect.

I might change my mind when I read other people's reasoning, but right now, I'm going to say you're a Black Mage, like Terra Branford. You're shy and a bit reserved and a little unsure of what your place is, you find yourself often introspective and separate feeling from others, but you also *want* to help and connect and be friends, and regard those things as important. Other people give you a reason to pull yourself away from your introverted pursuits and get excited.

And if you really need to, you can blow things up, and you like people who can do the same.

(Team Monk)

[identity profile] the-404-error.livejournal.com 2011-11-13 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahh, this is a difficult one. My initial thought was actually Soldier-- kind characters who enjoy helping others that will stand up for what themselves. Reserved, with both cheerful and gloomy members, and-- but, they're more prone towards leading and very few of them lack self-confidence (Cloud and Gordon being exceptions). It should also be noted that I tend to think of characters like Agrias and Cecil first, who are a bit different from the Tiduses and Squalls of the group.

Black Mage and Monk came to mind, but there's a... softness to your tone. The majority of the members of those groups tend to be more blunt/in-your-face about issues (again, there are exceptions-- Terra, Arc, and Vivi / Yang and Tifa, but again, they're minorities in their groups {contrasted with Lulu, Rydia, Palom, Shantotto, Celes, Doga / Zell, Josef, Sabin, Snow, Ursula}... which leads me to White Mage.

I think the fact you list your first positive trait as something related to supporting others automatically lends itself to that, and overall there's this tone of caring about the feelings of others. They're the class most likely to say they hate being unkind, and they're typically the shyest/the most lacking if self-esteem. They're certainly capable of standing up for themselves, and have a sense of inner strength that pulls them through as well-- Yuna may be demure and kind, but she can summon beasts down if she wants to, as well as openly oppose those she believes are doing harm. Same goes for Aerith (she's feisty enough to survive on her own in the slums), Rosa (archer-white mage power), Porom (there's no rule saying that white mages can't bop people on the head!)...

Most are more emotional, reserved, and in-between energetic and calm. The grudge-holding part doesn't really fit, but then, there's something that doesn't fit all of the classes, so I'd say this is the most well-rounded for you overall. Your reasoning behind your first profession even involves human health, and even your favorite weapon is very White Mage.

[Also, hurray for FFII! It really doesn't get enough love <3]

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[identity profile] breyzyyin.livejournal.com 2011-11-14 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hello! ♥ If Paladin were an option, I think you'd be a great one since I kind of see your application as an excellent mix of Soldier and White Mage! XD Since it isn't though, I totally think I'm leaning more towards White Mage overall since I see that class as fitting just slightly more in your application. Your best traits remind me a lot of many of the FF White Mages...such as Yuna, Rosa, Porom, Hope, Eiko, Garnet, Aerith, Penelo and even Refia (since she's portrayed as a White Mage in the DS opening XD): they're good at starting projects on time and they're good at listening to other people...but, they're also able to stand up for themselves in tactful ways. XD White Mages like Yuna, Garnet, Crisis Core!Aerith, Hope, and Aria can also be pretty shy/introverted by nature and sometimes even lack self-confidence...and I think many of the White Mages would have a similar "I can do it if I'm being relied on to by someone else, but it's harder for myself" thought process to your own when it comes to certain things.

Many of the White Mages are generally more cheerful, but not all of them are that way all of the time and can fall into a more middle-ground territory like you mentioned (Minwu, Aria, Garnet, Hope). The White Mages tend to be a pretty reserved bunch when it comes to decision making, but they move quickly once that decision has been made (Rosa, Refia, Aria, Minwu, Yuna). Quite a few of them can be excited around others, but fall more into an in-between energetic/calm mood (Aria, Hope, FFX-2!Yuna, Aerith, Penelo). White Mages as a whole tend to be affected by the moods of others...and, while not a super common trait of the White Mage class, characters like Hope and Refia can be a little more grudge-holding than some of their other White Mage counterparts. :)

I think the fact that you mentioned that you were "a supporter or a worker when I'm in a team" fits for how many of the White Mage characters view teamwork and even summarizes how they function in their roles in their various parties. I can even see White Mages like Hope picking to save the person closest to them in the Spider-man decision question for the same reasons you mentioned. Your answer to the consoling a friend question seems like something most of the White Mages would react with too in that kind of situation...and I see your ideal careers and reasoning behind picking them as pretty White Mage-esque too! XD Your favorite FF weapon and summon make me think you'd be an awesome White Mage too! ♥

~I *loved* reading your answers to the FF questions, BTW! You like so many underrated games and characters. That's awesome! XD

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[identity profile] mako-lies.livejournal.com 2011-11-14 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going to have to be wholly unoriginal and say White Mage.

Mostly, my reasons are how you rated yourself on your traits, and how you help people who come to you with troubles.

(Also, *flails* Faris, yes! So much love for Faris... Also, I feel like I've seen you around... FF_Fortnightly, by chance?)

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[identity profile] breyzyyin.livejournal.com 2011-11-14 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! ♥ I could see you fitting into quite a few of the different job classes, especially Black Mage, Monk, and Soldier at times...but I think overall I'm leaning the most towards the White Mage votes as well. I could see quite a few White Mage and Summoner characters such as Refia, Yuna, Rosa, Porom, Hope, Garnet, Eiko, Aerith, Penelo, and Minwu at times in your application. Your positive and negative traits fit many of the characters in the FF series who are classified in that job class very well: being a good listener who wants to do what is best for those around them, standing up for yourself when someone does make you upset, sometimes displaying a lack of self-confidence and being shy...quite a few White Mages have similar traits at times.

Many of them are a bit more introverted at times (Yuna and Aria are prime examples of this), and they tend to be fairly optimistic characters in many ways too. There are quite a few White Mage characters who do like to think things through quite a bit before taking action though they will move quickly once they've decided to do something (Minwu, Porom, and Ovelia are pretty good examples of this), and sometimes they do tend to display more energetic moments when in the company of others (Yuna in FFX actually does this quite a bit, as does Garnet in FFIX). "I can be quite a literalist at times and try to look at things in a scientific way, but I'm very affected by the moods of the people I care about and can get worked up quite a bit over things that tick me off." actually describes quite a few White Mage and Summoner characters to me in the FF games (especially some of the FFXI White Mage and Summoner NPC characters). In terms of grudge-holding, "I try not to be, but I can really stew over things sometimes even if I know they aren't actually a big deal. I try to never let it bleed over into how I actually talk to someone and put it out of my mind."...that actually fits a bit with how characters such as Refia or Hope deal with certain problems in their respective games too.

White Mages tend to be supportive figures when it comes to group work, and I could easily see quite a few of them reacting the same way in the scenario where they would be having to comfort a friend. I think there were other parts of your application that did remind me of other job classes more, but in the end I kept going back to White Mage overall. :D

(I loved reading your answers to the FF questions, by the way! Yay for FFV, FFII, Crystal Chronicles, Refia, Faris, Leon, and Healing Staff love! ♥)

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[identity profile] haryan.livejournal.com 2011-11-14 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm thinking White Mage for you, but I can definitely see where the Black Mage vote is coming from. I can see a lot of White Mage in your "personality questions" section, especially because you mentioned you're good at listening to people, shym introverted and optimistic, you really remind me a lot of characters like Yuna, Rosa and Porom!

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[identity profile] rayiroth.livejournal.com 2011-11-15 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
I feel like I might be doing it wrong, because I didn't have any problems with sorting you at all. White Mage, through and through.

(I am Soldier).

[identity profile] etsplanations.livejournal.com 2011-11-15 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going back and forth with Black and White Mage on this one. Lots of responses could go either way, but I see more White Mage in your preferred group role (supporter, sometimes making/expanding on suggestion, doing things more than enjoying panning them) and method in consoling friends (actively listening and focusing on being there for them).

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[identity profile] hilian.livejournal.com 2011-11-16 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree with the White Mage votes.
I could see soldier and black mage as well in some of your answers, but in the end I feel White mage is a better fit. How you described yourself in the "Personality Questions" section ( good listener, shy, lack of self confidence ) reminded me of many white mage characters. Your ideal careers and your view on teamwork (I'm usually a supporter or a worker when I'm in a team; I'm not very good at stepping forward and taking charge ) also reminded me of characters like Yuna, Garnet and Aerith.

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[personal profile] glacialphoenix 2011-11-16 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I can see a little bit of the other classes, but generally speaking I see a White Mage in the fact that you generally prefer to stay back and support when you work in teams. I think a couple of the posters above me mentioned 'claws', as well, which I agree with, but then I wouldn't mess with many of the white mages as well - they are capable of defending themselves if necessary. (Yuna doesn't hurt the Al Bhed who kidnapped her "too much", and they were still a pile of rather injured bodies on the floor and she was perfectly fine; Rosa's stubborn and an excellent archer. Also, Holy.)

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[personal profile] regann 2011-11-18 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Chiming in with another White Mage vote. The personality stuff (especially the weaknesses section) was leading me there, but then the teamwork question cinched it and nothing that came after that changed my mind.

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[personal profile] chacusha 2011-11-19 07:55 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, there's just a ton of White Mage here. I can see you fitting Black Mage pretty well too (sort of a supportive person who is a good listener but can still stand up for themselves, and your answer to #6 seemed really problem-solving?). But overall it's just super White Mage -- optimistic and understanding and calm.

Stamped: White Mage!

[identity profile] the-404-error.livejournal.com 2011-11-20 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Congrats, you've been stamped as a White Mage!

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Your team community is [livejournal.com profile] curaga_casters, and you'll receive invites to all the main communities, your team community, and your alliance team's community ([livejournal.com profile] mythril_swords) from one of the head mods shortly. Hope you enjoy it here!

[identity profile] arivess.livejournal.com 2011-11-23 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I AM SO SORRY FOR LATE. D:

I have now sent you invites to the following communities:

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