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Re-stamp: Regular application~

Name: Steer
I would like to be stamped as:
[x] male
[ ] female
[ ] don't care
NOTE: Please do not ask for both.

If you are reapplying, tell us which character you were previously stamped as and why they do not fit you.: Honestly, I can't remember which character I was stamped as any longer. It's been so long since my last application, and I've changed a lot since then.
And before we get right down to the nitty gritty, you may pick at most two games you wish the voters to exclude, as it is understandable to not have played every game, but this is a FF rating, folks. If you want a character from a certain game, find a community dedicated to it.: Final Fantasy XII and XIII. I haven't played them, so I wouldn't really understand any votes for them anyway.

➜ [ a b o u t / y o u ]
Give us a brief description of your personality,: This is almost as easy as making me do trigonometry, just saying. I'm a complex guy.

Okay, for the sake of this question, let's say we just met. Of course, your gender also weighs heavily into the equation. If you're a guy, I'd most probably be relaxed, humorous and friendly around you. I've been in a boys school for a long time and talking to guys is easy. If you were a girl, and a really pretty one at that, I'd be quiet, mature and play the chivalrous card. For the time being, at least, until you see what I'm really like after a few months or so.

If you're talking about me on a more personal level, I would think that I'm a mix of many things. I can be really charming, and I've heard people call me mysterious and weird in the good way. I like women a lot, and my dry sense of humor would probably cause someone much distress. That's the good part about me.

The bad part would be that I'm really self-centered and narcissistic. Deep down, I have a inferiority complex, and worry that I'm not good enough to be with my friends. I also like accomplishments, because it makes me feel good about myself and feel less insecure. I can be ruthless, cold and heartless at times, and I've heard that I'm insensitive as heck. However, if you were really someone I cherished, I think I would treasure you for quite some time. I keep friends for years.

...Told you I was complex.
Four positive adjectives to describe you,: Intelligent. Determined. Ambitious. Eloquent.
And four negative adjectives.: Narcissistic. Irresponsible. Insecure. Arrogant.
Next, pick only three of your likes,: Passion, ambition, winning.
And three of your dislikes.: Weakness, feeling inferior, vanity.

➜ [ y o u r / v i e w s ]
Everyone has something that draws them to others. What's one trait you admire most in other people?: Ambition and the passion to go after one's dreams. Too many people are following the herd, not thinking, not living for themselves. When one has the maturity to break free from that vicious cycle and know what you truly want, it is truly a quality to respect and admire.
So what about the world as a whole? Something beautiful, a waste, a place you have to tolerate? What do you think?: It's... the world. What else can I say? There's beauty in nature and all the goodness that it carries inherently, and there's also the corruption deep within. It's as complex as we are.
And humanity? Is it a lost cause or something you hope for the best for?: It isn't looking too great now, honestly. We have the potential to do great evil, but likewise, we are also able to do massive good for the world. I don't know what the future will hold, and I don't know how humans will act in the future, but I believe that we aren't a lost cause. Not yet anyway.
Now think about your friends and family. Be honest: are they somewhat expendable to you, or do you cherish them?: I don't really value many of my acquaintances, and honestly, they are somewhat expendable. However, for a select few in my inner circle, I would cherish their presence greatly, because without them, I'd be powerless and weak. They've helped me a lot, and I would do mostly anything for them.
You know, it's become popular to publicize causes, like One and the Green Movement. What kind of causes do you show your support for?: I don't really have any, honestly. I like to stand up for the rights of women, seeing that they've been oppressed for a long time by the males, but I don't really show my support for it so I don't know if that counts.

➜ [ a / f e w / c h o i c e s ]
Are you more...

[ ] optimistic / [x] in between / [ ] pessimistic
Explain: I can be either depending on how good/bad the situation is. I'd consider myself a realistic idealist, actually.

[x] outgoing / [ ] in between / [ ] shy
Explain: I'm mostly outgoing IRL, yet I can be socially awkward at times. It's not mutually exclusive. I'll give you an example, I'm usually awkward around women in the beginning, yet once I get to know them better, I'll flirt with them to no end.

[ ] calm / [ ] in between / [x] energized
Explain: Mostly energized. I don't shy away from showing my feelings, and my energy is the loud and passionate sort. I do my fair share of calm introspecting though, usually when I'm alone.

[ ] logical / [x] in between / [ ] impulsive
Explain: I do consider myself to be pretty logical, but I do carry out my fair share of impulsive acts sometimes. You know how it happens, you're with friends and you start joking and doing crazy, fun stuff.

[x] a leader / [ ] in between / [ ] a follower
Explain: It's unspoken, but I tend to take the dominant role in group discussions and lead my friends. It's mostly by instinct.

[ ] mature / [x] in between / [ ] immature
Explain I can be either. I'm mischievous and crazy immature around my friends, especially when I'm feeling all hyper. However, I have a really mature side to me and I'm a deep-thinker. I'd consider myself to be in between, yep. I'm more complex than I look.

➜ [ m a k e / a / p a t h ]
It turns out you have the ability, the chance, to save the world from a catastrophe. Would you honestly do it?: Yeah, why not? It'd be fun, and a great adventure! Anyway, someone's gotta do it in one way or another, right? ....Unless you'd rather die, of course.
For the sake of learning more about ya, let's say you decide to, even if you said you wouldn't. What are your reasons, and would you gather a team to help you or do it alone?: I'd gather a group of professionals that I can trust, preferably long-time comrades, and we'll do whatever we can. Running off on a mission like this alone would probably just get someone killed.
And let's say because you saved the world from certain doom, it landed you in a position of great power over others. How do you use this newfound power?: I'd try to make the world a better place, I guess? Honestly though, I don't really trust myself with power. I'd become corrupt. I'd rather take my due and lead an ordinary life. I wouldn't turn down autograph signings though~ Just saying.
Well, hey. It turns out someone really hates what you're doing, and it looks like you got yourself an antagonist, bud. So what's this person like and why do they hate you so much?: Eeeep. Okay, I've heard that I can be really obnoxious and arrogant at times, so it'd be someone I offended on accident? Maybe he's the guy that was on the bus when I was joking and laughing loudly with my buddy the other time. Maybe I just pissed him off with my dry sense of humor. Maybe he's just a lunatic. I don't know~
Apparently, they also want to see you dead and have plans to see this desire through. What're you gonna do about it?: Uh. What can I do about it? Bring it on, buddy~ I'll get help, of course, and probably take some self-defense courses in case he comes after me. I don't wanna die yet. Although if I saved the world, one nasty punk shouldn't be a problem.

➜ [ t h i n k / o n / y o u r / f e e t ! ]
Say, I could have sworn I saw my prize winning chocobo run through here. Have you seen him? What's in it for me, bro? Nothing is free in this world~

...Just kidding. He's over there. See?
Wait, hey! That big dragon is trying to eat him! Quick! Do something! Hm, something that big has got to have a weak point somewhere. Let's see if that bird can distract him long enough for me to find it... Worst case, I'll just jump on the bird and run for it.
Phew, I don't know how you did it, but you saved my chocobo! How can I repay you? Maybe you've got a pretty daughter or something? Or money? That'd be nice. Or maybe you could give me some food~ Whatever you want.
Well, uh... I don't have much on me, so all I can give you is this moldy sock. Here! Maybe it will be of use on your quest. Farewell! Yep. So useful it hurts. Maybe I can use this to whack someone on the head or something.

➜ [ t h e / v o t e s ]
Post the links to three recent applications you've voted on.


Thanks for playing!


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 17th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
I was thinking of Zidane, Seifer, Irvine, Edgar, and Zack at times (and gah, I would be VERY tempted to vote Balthier if you hadn't asked for FFXII to not be considered, as quite a few of your responses fit him rather well too! XD)...though for some reason I keep going back to Gippal in my head which probably seems like a really bizarre vote...sorry about that!. Gippal tends to be pretty humorous (with a rather dry sense of humor at times), relaxed, and friendly for the most part--and he does seem to enjoy being charming to women when he feels he can be, and likes to tease at least one girl that he became friends with/close to at some point in his past. I could imagine him being considered rather mysterious and weird in a good way in combination too given some of his viewpoints and outlooks at times. He can rather cocky and seems to like accomplishments quite a bit as well...and in certain interactions with others, he can appear to be cold or heartless in how he handles things (though this is often rare to see). Throughout FFX-2, Gippal is seen to be an incredibly loyal friend even when the people close to him cut off contact. He's arrogant in a way...but also very determined, intelligent, ambitious, and surprisingly eloquent at times.

I think "realistic idealist" probably describes Gippal's general outlook pretty well, especially given his interactions with YRP and his friends. He can be rather outgoing, though sometimes he'll close off depending on a situation. He is very energized and passionate about things he cares for deeply and his goals, and is in-between both logical and impulsive when it comes to his actions depending on the situation at hand. Gippal is an accomplished and well-respected leader of a faction in Spira in FFX-2, and while he is hyper and immature in many of his actions--he is actually surprisingly mature in his mindset and viewpoints, and has some rather interesting thoughts and ideas about things. I could easily picture Gippal answering in a similar fashion pretty much every scenario question you answered in the "m a k e / a / p a t h" and "t h i n k / o n / y o u r / f e e t !" sections too. :D
Jan. 17th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)

I saw...well, most of the guys from VIII, some Tseng, some Zack, and a little Baralai, but my vote is for Kain Highwind... He has your complexity, for sure! I think that all of your strengths and weaknesses/likes and dislikes are similar to Kain's. He is also chivalrous, even if he doesn't always really know how to show it--he really does have Rosa's best interests in mind! Definitely a more realistic idealist, and while I think that you are more outgoing than Kain is, but a lot of your other either/or answers are more in the middle, and he is definitely duplicitous. So yes, overall, I feel like Kain is a good fit for you! :)
Jan. 21st, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
My first impression was actually Balthier from Final Fantasy XII, and I think your positive and negative traits about yourself fit his character almost perfectly to me, but since you prefer not to get any character from Final Fantasy XII I'm leaning more towards Edge from Final Fantasy IV. Your "about you" section reminded me a lot of Edge, he's "charming", likes women a lot and has a dry sense of humour. He's also a bit self-centered and can be a bit arrogant sometimes, but he is very intelligent, determined and ambitious. I don't think he has a good view on humanity after what happened to his people but he is not the type of people who lost all faith in humanity, you admire passion and ambitious and I can picture Edge in many of your " Your views" section answers, and to me Edge is outgoing, energized, has good leadership skills and can act very immature aroung his friends.
Jan. 23rd, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
I see Balthier (XD) and some Irvine, but I really like the Edge vote above and the excellent explanation accompanying it. From the time he makes his first appearance in the game, Edge comes across as a brash and arrogant person, but he proves himself to be determined, kind-hearted and VERY protective of those dear to him (i.e. his parents and his kingdom)He clearly loves women as well- he flirts with the females he travels with (Rydia in particular!) He sees himself as a charmer, and he does go out of his way to impress the ladies as well. He is definitely immature around his friends at times, but he has his mature side (which is developed in the After Years). I think this character would be a good fit for you :)
Jan. 24th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Sitting here, I keep on thinking that you most remind me of Zack more than anyone. But then I keep remembering that he's more of a "lady's man" and isn't really all that shy when he's around them, since he can be quite the show-off, y'know? But reading everything else, I might just stick to Zack because he's just as energetic and outgoing like you say you are and also y o u r / v i e w s and m a k e / a / p a t h - to me - remind me of something he would say or do. So I'll stick to my choice with Zack. (:
Feb. 14th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
I want to say Gippal or Zack! They both tend to be humorous, tend to tease, are loyal, fun-loving, and share many of your traits!
Feb. 22nd, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
I see more Irvine. The fact that you walk the line between mature and immature, your love of the ladies, and I think that Irvine's constant flirting is probably due to an inferiority complex. He comes off as friendly and carefree, but he's still a bit of a loner.
Mar. 18th, 2011 09:32 am (UTC)
This is tough, mostly because most of the males that can be eloquent or even more narcissistic are quite confident. While I do think you come of as confident, you also mentioned you're insecure which is something more some of those characters have. Which is why I see quite some Irvine in you. You can be more mature around ladies, more relaxed around guys. You seem to be laid-back, you're between mature and immature.. but I don't know, there are just some responses that don't fit. He doesn't seem to care about some things like you do (aka. he left FFVIII party instead of saving them just to save his own butt and situations like that). I vote for him because I do see quite lots of Irvine in you but he's not a perfect fit so I will double-vote. Your tone reminded me a lot of Zack and Gippal, however Zack is more optimistic, I think where Gippal strike me as more realistic type. He can be charming, maybe a bit arrogant at times. In my opinion he's also intelligent, fun, humorous. I don't know what else to say since I'd pretty much copy breyzyyin comment but I simply can imagine Gippal answering to most of the questions the same way you did in very similar tone. (Sorry if i don't make any sense though. I just woke up and...)

Edited at 2011-03-18 09:34 am (UTC)
Mar. 26th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Okay, after much deliberation (and some frustration based on not being able to vote Balthier--I noticed I'm not the first person to say this), I've decided to vote you Zidane. I think he has the same kind of duality between outward overconfidence and inward insecurity, and the chivalrous, girl-loving thing definitely fits. The things you admire in people and your attitude toward saving the world sound about right to me, too.
Apr. 4th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
I quite strangely do see some Gippal in you, and certainly Edge with a hit of Zack, but mostly Irvine. There's this interesting quality to your application: the fact that the tone sounds very 'meh,' and yet there's a complexity and deep meaning to it; Irvine seems to be a regular user of such methods of speech. Or is it just me? The fact that he's a major flirt hardly needs to be said, but he's just so overdramatic about it the first time he's acquainted with Selphie, Rinoa and Quistis...that tells me he might feel the slightest bit uncertain underneath, and just does with something that he hopes might give them a laugh. It backfires on Rinoa and Quistis, but hey, Selphie seems to react! He's certainly a passionate and eloquent individual, and while not exactly narcissistic he does tend to think quite a bit of himself, which could mask the same kind of insecurities you hold. This can make him seem obnoxious as well - at least to Zell, and Squall for a temporary period of time - but he still manages to win people over enough to take the reins and lead every now and again. So many complexities and contradictions in him, really!

Oh, and then there's that classic reaction to the "where's the dragon?" scenario. I can totally see him doing that.
Apr. 8th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
funny. For the entire post I couldn't decide between gippal and irvine. You like the ladies, you're a leader. They find you insensitive except for the people you care a lot about. I think with them it's kind of both. But Gippal seems pretty cocky and arrogant (at least when I first met him) and he ended up caring a lot more than he wanted other people to think he did. Also when I read your Think on your feet thingie it was definitely a dealbreaker. It seemed like things Gippal would say somehow. So gippal it is.
Apr. 15th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You're most like Gippal. (Sorry for the incredibly long wait D:)

We'll get a stamp to you as soon as possible. :-)
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