([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] ff_classchange2011-11-24 11:48 pm


The Basics:

Name: tegu
Age: 24
Location: New England
Occupation: Professionally Awesome.
How did you find out about this community? (Specify usernames if you remember them.) well my good friend [ profile] compass_ink seemed to be having a good time, so...

Personality Questions:

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

1. It's going to sound vain, but it's the truth: I'm smart. I am well-read and capable of most intellectual things to varying degrees, and know how to apply this knowledge. I learn (usually) quickly and easily and derive a great deal of pleasure from it. Heck, IRL I am in the process of making "knowing shit" my career.
2. I am nice. I get no pleasure from harming others or seeing others harmed, and I will go out of my way to help other people out or try to brighten someone's day.
3. I am honest. Painfully so. I despise not telling the entire truth, and it makes me very uncomfortable.

2) List and expand upon your three worst traits / weaknesses.

1. Unstable. I am not the most centered or grounded of persons, and as much as pride myself on my intelligence, I can get anxious and anxiously irrational very quickly. These sometimes lead into periods of freakout...yeah.
2. My attention span is so not what it could be. I can make big plans, yeah, but seeing them through is another story. Little plans, even! But this is improved with other people to be accountable to.
3. I am sensitive, which I guess can be a good thing but when you can't turn it off it makes it hard to handle negativity rationally and well.

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: I don't make friends easily and am not the greatest in large social gatherings, but I also can get lonely easily and enjoy having people to talk to. So, I'm on the introverted side, but not extremely so.

Cheerful [ ] [ ] [X] [ ] [ ] Gloomy
Explain: This is not actually an accurate reading of my general affect. It is simply an average taken, because my mood varies wildly over the course of the week--sometimes even the day.

Reserved [ ] [ ] [ ] [X] [ ] Impulsive
Explain: I'm filling this out aren't I I can be very deliberate, but...that's generally outweighed by how frequently spontaneous I am, ranging from instances like "It's 11PM, let's run to the video store before it closes and buy a new bluray and watch it!" to "I want a piercing."

Energetic [ ] [ ] [X] [ ] [ ] Calm
Explain: Like the question about mood, this is just a mean average, as it varies wildly over the course of the day...though I guess I am calmer IRL and tend to seem more lively on the internet.

Logical/Thinking [ ] [ ] [X] [ ] [ ] Emotional/Feeling
Explain: Um once again IT DEPENDS. I can be superbly rational one moment and then in the span of fifteen minutes work myself into a completely irrational fit of emotion. So. Yeah.

Grudge-holding [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [X] Forgiving
Explain: There are things I don't forgive. Theoretically. I don't think I've ever held a grudge in my life.

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 like working in teams and groups when all people are engaged and active and having fun. I dislike having all the work shoved onto me (flashbacks from middle school haunt me still), but I readily admit I will assume a leadership position gladly if I can also choose not to freely and if I am confident in my capacity to perform it well. I tend to dominate team activity, unfortunately for anyone who is shyer or less confident.

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?

...Most likely I would either take the third option and find the way to save both groups or completely fall into a nonfunctional heap, incapable of making any decision or saving anyone.

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?

I would offer them a sympathetic ear, and give the best advice I am capable of. I would do the very same thing two days later.

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

I enjoy gaming, reading, making icons, making lists, writing fic, ROLEPLAYING~ and occasionally I watch tv/movies. I also like shopping, if I have money, organizing things I have collected, and conversation. I also like cooking (and eating), walking, listening to music, playing with cats, and I'm learning various crafty things. ...I don't really do "do absolutely nothing" very well.

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

I would like to either translate video games, as it gets me closer to my hobby and one of my learning passions, be a professor (research and writing and teaching!) or work at an art museum. I like using my brain and visual/written media a lot, and would just. shrivel up and die in a field without that.

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.

Oh gosh only three? UM.

...Of the numbered games, IV is my favorite. I am deeply in love with all the characters, I adore the gameplay of the DS version, and just. tee! I don't have reasons, really--I don't think it's the best-written, best-realized, prettiest, deepest, whatever-est Final Fantasy, it's just the one I like the best.

Of other games, the Dissidia series is also my favorite. I've sunk more hours into Duodecim than I have ANY other game ever, and I love everything about it, pretty much. I love the in-jokes, lampshade-hangings, gameplay, its fodder for my completionist nature, its music and its visual style...yeah. I just love Dissidia.

All of them. Insert "all of them" for #3

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

CECIL. from FFIV. All my love for this silly honorable sweet noble kind yet flawed paladin.

Warrior of Light from Dissidia absolutely fascinates me. I love exploring his character and trying to figure out how he works, what he thinks and feels and believes, given his...unique canon history.

11) One to three characters you relate to (you may reuse answers from #8 if applicable) and why:

I...don't really relate to any of them, sadly. I think the closest is Setzer, from FFVI--especially his fits of depression and apparent substance abuse in Kohlingen, WoR.

12) The FF game you liked playing least:

Oh man--tossup between FFT and FF8, both ONLY because of gameplay reasons. FF8 because I suck at triple triad, FFT because turn-based-strategy games and I are not on speaking terms (and I swear that game has it in for me personally given some of the complete bullshit moves it's done to me in the past).

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

I rarely dislike characters, it's more of a "well I don't really get why this character is appealing but whatever /goes on with life" but there is one. I know Locke is a fictional character, and his relationships with Celes and Rachel are fictional, but I've known too many men with "romantic issues" and seen too many really bad relationships to not feel very uncomfortable about the character.

14) Favorite weapon in a Final Fantasy game (either the name if you liked the name, or a picture if you liked the look of it, or a description if it had awesome stats/abilities):

FFIV. Stardust Rod. Comet? For FREE? Don't mind if I do!

15) Your favorite Final Fantasy summon (e.g. Ifrit, Carbuncle, Bahamut, etc.):

Um this is really hard. But I think it's Anima--everything from her backstory to her design to her association with Seymour (a character I really like) to her complete hax-ness...there's not a thing I dislike.

16) Your favorite spell/ability/technique that can be learned in a Final Fantasy game (e.g. Esuna, Steal, special finishes/overdrives such as Tifa's Final Heaven limit break, etc.):

This is going to sound weird, but I'm a fan (sort of) of Golbez's imperfect ExBurst in the Dissidia games. Just the way he says "I tire of this" and the nature of the attack--I find it to be the most chilling move in the game and I'm surprised how little mention of it comes up. So I kinda. Champion it as being rly cool.

17) A Final Fantasy mini-game/sidequest you invested entirely too much time into:

Does "one hundred percent completion/perfect game" in FFXII count? Yes? Oh good. (ONE DAY. ONE DAY I WILL HAVE A PERFECT FILE WITH EVERYTHING DONE IN THE GAME THAT CAN BE DONE. ONE DAY)

18) Your favorite Cid:

Okay he's not technically a Cid but Al-Cid Margrace from FFXII just never fails to make me giggle.

[identity profile] 2011-11-28 02:57 am (UTC)(link)

So actually there are a couple of things I think you could fit into but I am going to go with black mage. You could also be a Monk with your forthrightitude and good-natured temperament, and need to be active in some way, but I think your passion for the knowledge and unpredictable mood put you more into black mage. The things you pursue are also more scholarly and rely more on a keen mind than anything else. Plus your answers to the favorite item/technique are both black magey things.


[identity profile] 2011-11-28 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
I get mage vibes from you, through and through. Half way through the application I have set on black mage, as you seem to have this highs and lows that white mages lack. :)

[identity profile] 2011-11-28 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
I can see Soldier and both of the Mage classes at certain points in your application, but I think I'm going to have to echo the Black Mage votes as well. Your application reminds me of quite a few of the Black Mages in FF...most notably Rydia, Palom, Lulu, and Shantotto. They have the same logical/scholarly bend that you have, they're honest, they're usually very nice, sometimes very passionate (so becoming unstable might not be necessarily out of the reach...kind of like Shantotto, lolz), can have little attention spans (Palom in the first game), and can be pretty sensitive. Many of the Black Mages lean towards "the introverted side, but not extremely so" as well, and have a wide range of emotions between gloomy and cheerful depending on the day!

Black Mages like Palom and Shantotto can be pretty impulsive...and they often all have varying levels of calmness/energy depending on what is going on around them. "I can be superbly rational one moment and then in the span of fifteen minutes work myself into a completely irrational fit of emotion" seems a pretty fitting description for most of the Final Fantasy Black Mages too. Like you...I don't see many of the Black Mages in FF holding grudges either, even though theoretically I'm sure there are things they can't forgive as well. Your answers to the team, Spider-Man, and consoling a friend question all seem very fitting for Black Mages too! XD

Does "one hundred percent completion/perfect game" in FFXII count? Yes? Oh good. (ONE DAY. ONE DAY I WILL HAVE A PERFECT FILE WITH EVERYTHING DONE IN THE GAME THAT CAN BE DONE. ONE DAY)
~Hehe, good luck with that! YOU CAN DO IT! ♥


[identity profile] 2011-11-29 03:54 am (UTC)(link)

~Orz, that would stink to lose your memory card. O_O; I hope you've found it!

[identity profile] 2011-11-30 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Orz, I'm sorry! That really does stink. :(

[identity profile] 2011-11-28 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'm definitely gonna agree with what the others have said so far and go for Black Mage. There are other classes you could easily fit into, but I think the part where you said you were smart really cemented it with me and it was just my gut feeling after that. It does seem like a very Black Mage answer.


[identity profile] 2011-11-28 03:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I am gonna have to concur with what everyone else has said. Black Mage was screaming at me the whole time, especially as I was going through your traits and how you feel about leadership.

Also, one can never go wrong with Al-Cid love ♥♥♥


[identity profile] 2011-11-28 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I have to agree with everyone who has commented before me: I could definitely see quite a lot of Soldier and both the White Mage and Black Mage job classes being very good fits for you from your application answers...but I think I'm leaning slightly more towards a Black Mage vote myself. How you described your personality seems pretty fitting with many of the Black Mages that we see in the FF universe: many of them are quite intelligent and intellectually minded characters (Palom and Tellah from FFIV, Shantotto from FFXI, Arc from FFIII, Lulu from FFX, etc.), they are often portrayed as being very nice characters who want to be there for others (Lulu to Yuna in FFX, Arc and Vivi to pretty much everyone else around them, Terra to many characters in FFVI, Rinoa from FFVIII to those she considers friends and the people living in Timber, etc.), and they are often very honest characters when it comes to voicing their opinions and feelings (Shantotto, Palom, Tellah, Rydia, Rinoa, Maria from FFII, etc.). Sometimes, depending on the Black Mage character in question: they can be unstable when it comes to dealing with certain situations, have shorter attention spans depending on what is going on at the time, and can be rather sensitive too (which several Black Mage characters would perhaps also agree with you is both a strength and a weakness at times as well).

Many Black Mage characters are a bit more on the introverted side of the spectrum, though they do still liking talking with and being around those they feel comfortable with and view as friends (Arc, Vivi, Lulu, Terra, Palom, Rydia, Maria, etc.). They actually are often characters that tend to have a middle ground between outright cheerfulness and more gloomy moods at times they tend to feel varies depending on what is going on around them at the time. They tend to also be characters that can deliberate but also have moments of spontaneous actions too (Rinoa, Shantotto, Palom, Tellah, Maria, etc.). They also have a middle ground between energetic and calm that really just deviates and depends on what is going on around them at a given time and their own emotions as well. "I can be superbly rational one moment and then in the span of fifteen minutes work myself into a completely irrational fit of emotion." actually fits extremely well for Black Mages such as Shantotto and Palom in particular too.

I can definitely picture several Black Mage characters in how tend to view group work, and I could kind of see several Black Mage characters perhaps answering the Spider-Man scenario question in a similar fashion as well by trying to come up with a third option that saves everyone instead of just deciding one of the outcomes beforehand as being the absolute solution (Arc and Vivi in particular especially in accordance with how they might react if that DIDN'T end up being viable...with some shades of Rinoa, Palom, and Shantotto too). Black Mage characters are often showcased to be sympathetic ears for friends in the FF games (Lulu, Arc, Vivi, Rydia, etc.), so I could imagine several of them answering the consoling a friend question in a similar vein as you did too. :D

I loved reading your answers to the FF section, by the way! Hehe, I think a blanket "insert all of them" was kind of how I wanted to answer the favorite game part too! And yay for the awesomeness of the Stardust Rod and getting to cast Comet for free (I love all of the Rods that let you do the spells with no MP wastage!). ♥


[identity profile] 2011-11-29 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I was gonna say Monk through most of your application, but Black Mage was my second place and everyone else seems to be going with that, so there you go. :D

Team Monk

[identity profile] 2011-11-29 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks like I'm jumping on the Black Mage bandwagon. I was also thinking Thief or Monk, but your intellectual/scholarly side pushed me more towards Black Mage.

Also: another FFIV/FFVI fan! Hooray for the Cecil and Setzer love XDD

Team Monk

[identity profile] 2011-12-02 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I am not very original, but I agree with the Black Mage votes. Black mages are intelligent, qiuck learner and pretty honest and usually also quite sensitive and nice.They're also more introverted than extroverted but at the same time I think they enjoy having people to talk to. Well I think at this point I'm just repeating what has already been said, but I think you're a Black Mage.

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[identity profile] 2011-12-02 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I have to agree with the above votes for Black Mage. Your best and worst traits reminds me of a lot of black mages, especially because you mentioned you're smart, honest, sensitive and introverted for the most part (usually black mages strikes me as introverted but not extremely so, then i guess this class really fits your answers nicely!). I can honestly also see a bit of Soldier as well in some of your answers, but in the end I really think that Black Mage is a better fit for you.

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[personal profile] chacusha 2011-12-02 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay I started out thinking "BLACK MAGE ALL THE WAY" but after some thought, I'm going with Monk. Partly because you could use some diversity in your votes and partly because I'm just contrary like that, but mostly because I think Monk fits you as well as Black Mage does, and hey, I might as well since it won't make a difference at this point. There was just this very bold feel to you (like your impulsiveness and how you said that you "tend to dominate team activity, unfortunately for anyone who is shyer or less confident" -- definitely seems like something a Monk would do without meaning to). Honesty and liking to help people and brighten their day, as well as short attention span also made me think of a Monk. And I feel like Monk characters would be pretty forgiving too. So yeah, I'm going with Monk.

I'm so surprised you actually dislike Locke. O_O That's definitely not an opinion I see very often in FF fandom.

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[personal profile] glacialphoenix 2011-12-03 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Your interests are very, very Black Mage, I agree, but I also want to give you a Monk vote because I do think it fits your personality equally well, even though I can see a sort of Palom-type Black Mage in your application. I think there's an enthusiasm and energy about your application that does remind me of a lot of Monks, especially in the way you often say your attention/mood spans flicker and change wildly. Even the 'there are theoretically things you don't forgive' bit seems like it could be considered a monk trait - many of them don't have long tempers, and while I can imagine there are things they can't forgive, many of them don't seem the sort to hold grudges. You also say you don't deal with "doing absolutely nothing" very well, which strikes me as monk or thief - energetic and curious.

Also, hooray for more FFIV (and Cecil) love, and good luck with your 100% completion!


[identity profile] 2011-12-05 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
I actually see a bit more Monk as well. There are quite a few very Black Mage aspects, but Monks as a whole are more impulsive and forgiving. Your tone also seems to fit the monks more, particularly if you ignore the two super-energetic ones. (Zell and Snow) The others have energy and passion, but not to the point of bouncing off the walls, which is the impression I get from many of your answers. The combination of honesty and personal sensitivity is also something that seems to apply to the monk group as a whole here. I do see about an equal amount of Black Mage, but I think quite a few monks can be knowledgeable as well. (Again, if you ignore the two mentioned previously-- you have characters like Josef, Yang, Sabin, Tifa, Ursula...) I can also see quite a bit of Soldier.


Stamped: Black Mage!

[identity profile] 2011-12-05 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats, you've been stamped as a Black Mage!


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Your team community is the best one XD [ profile] firaga_casters, and you'll receive invites to all the main communities, your team community, and your alliance team's community ([ profile] raging_fists) from one of the head mods shortly. Hope you enjoy it here!
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[personal profile] chacusha 2011-12-06 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry for the lateness. I have now sent you invites to the following communities:

[ profile] firaga_casters -- Black Mage home base
[ profile] raging_fists -- home base for your allies, the Monks
[ profile] airship_lounge -- social/general discussion community
[ profile] ultima_arena -- contest & challenge community
[ profile] moogle_workshop -- fanwork-sharing community
[ profile] ff_minigames -- random games & activities community

You can check your invites here. There are activities currently up already at [ profile] ultima_arena and [ profile] ff_minigames that you can participate in -- check them out here and here. Feel free to introduce yourself to your teammates at [ profile] firaga_casters and update your info over at our member directory. Have fun! :)