Character Application Process
(1) Pick a character! If you are unsure of who you would like to pick up, Marvel's X-Men Character Category should be helpful. amx_men's roster can be found here, along with restricted characters, characters up for adoption, and a wish list (although we'd love an application for any character). Remember to research your character thoroughly, especially if it is a character originating from the comics and not the movies. It is preferable that if your character is from the comics, you therefore are familiar with the comics your character has been in. If we believe you do not suffiently know your character in this case, there is a good chance your application will be rejected.
(2) Make a journal for your character. If and when you are accepted, already having a journal set up will be helpful to the joining process!
(3) Fill out the application below and comment to this post with your finished results. If you must post more than one comment because of the comment word limit, that's fine. Please indicate in the comment subject line it is a continuation of your application.
In addition, or rather more importantly, please fill out your character's profile as the bulk of your application. If you are accepted, you will be required to fill this profile out anyway for your character's journal. It's an easy way to kill three birds with one stone, for you and for us!
A Word on Characterization:
Like in fanfiction, the Mary and Gary Sue is a dangerous pitfall of the RPG. While we don't want to be characterization Nazis, we refuse to tolerate blatant self-insertion when it comes to characters many of us know and love. While literary wiggle room is more than allowed, you must stay true to the major character traits of your chosen RP character. The moderators will be doing extra research into every new character so as to better acquaint ourselves with them, and be better equipped to evaluate characterization.
(4) Wait to be accepted. This may take anywhere from a few days to a week. If we don't respond after a week, please PM one of the mods to let us know you are still waiting.
(5) Request to join the amx_men, amx_press and amx_insanity communities.
(6) Add everyone in the community as your friends. Don't worry, they will add you back eventually. To add all at once, you can follow the instructions here.
(7) Introduce yourself and your character at amx_insanity!. Please remember to also post your character profile at your character's journal.
(8) Start Playing!
If, however, your application is rejected, you will unfortunately not be given the go-ahead to join the RPG.
Applications can be rejected for any of the following reasons:
- The application was not filled out correctly, or was filled out but was not submitted with the required application scene.
- Not enough research was done into the character's background, or, if research was done, it was poorly conveyed.
- The portrayal of the character is not consistent with his/her personality.
- The scene itself was poorly written, lacked editing, flow or coherency, or did not meet the requirements stated above.
If your application has been rejected, and you wish to reapply after doing more research, improving your writing skills, or switching to a more familiar character to you, you may. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance, however, reapplication will not be permitted until a two month period has passed between the time for your first application's rejection and your second application.
The opportunity to reapply does not guarantee that you will be approved, particularly if the same problems arise within your application. You are given one chance to reapply, and one chance only.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to comment here at our FAQs/Questions page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with them!