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SINEWAVE

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SINEWAVE is an app for PC and mobile devices, coded by one DIRK STRIDER. It's intended to serve as a more secure method of communication than the mirrors and is currently intended for MAGI.

It has both a GROUP MESSAGE and a DIRECT MESSAGE feature. All magi will be added to the GROUP MESSAGE upon downloading the application, though they can remove themselves at will.



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OOC Information

Player: Shikki
Contact Information: miasmajesty#4802 on disco


DIRK STRIDER

Canonpoint: Dirk: Synchronize, prior to waking up
Age: 16
Wish: "I wish I could see where I went wrong."
Result: Dirk sees where he went wrong - as in, he didn't. Things were proceeding according to plan. He gains the power of psychometry and is dropped int Nyoi-Cho.
Weapon: Katana
Notable features: An ugly scar running along the side of his neck. Brilliant orange eyes.
Outfit: something stupid


Powers

» Psychometry. otherwise known as Hind Sight is 20/20. It ties into the "could see where I went wrong" part of the wish.

Unfortunately, the specifics of his wish mean that this power is limited only things relating to himself and is a retroactive power. Dirk could pick up something that his previous self (or any other selves, should more Dirks show up and with permissions from the muns) here left behind and see a flash of what he went through or feel his memories.

And alternatively, he can read items he himself left behind. He could read say, his sword and see where he should've zagged where he zigged. Or realize he should have said x when he actually said y. It's ultimately a selfish power with very few benefits other than forced self-reflection.


» Photokinetic Constructs. Dirk will have the ability to manifest light into a weapon. This has a very specific amount of mass - it's original size and shape is about that of a katana, but he can transform it into say, a shield to go around himself. Doing this weakens the structural integrity and so it wouldn't be a very effective shield. The sword itself can still be broken, and using this for prolonged periods of time is very draining on his soulgem.

It also cannot be used in total darkness - he needs a light source to manifest his power.

The "see" part of the wish in this case is taken pretty literally. You need light to see, and with the ability to manifest light into a weapon, he'll be able to light his path.


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Player name: Shikki
Contact info: fetchmodus @ plurk
Other characters currently played: aria | blared

Character name: Dirk Strider
Age: 16
Canon: Homestuck
Canonpoint: Dirk: Synchronize, prior to waking up

Background: Welp.

Personality: Dirk Strider is not your average teenager. Although rather quiet, he has an intensity about him that makes him rather hard to ignore. The word "half-assed" is not in his vocabulary. Dirk goes 200 percent at every single thing he does, overachieving and aiming high. At his worst, he's controlling, pushy, strange, and a bit of an insufferable know-it-all. Even excluding the downright bizarreness of some of the things he says and does, there is no mistaking this young man as anything other than an undeniable freak of nature. His friends remark that he has a way of getting exactly what he wants, through mind games and force, and has said himself that he is in control at all times.

It's unsurprising, given that Dirk refers to himself as the one pulling all of the strings. He places Jane in the role of leader, but adds that it will be "in name only" as he plans on manipulating every event. He moves his friends something like chess pieces, never really stopping to ask if they're alright with his plans or revealing them beyond what he absolutely has to. He thinks that he can do it all. He even thinks its expected of him. Dirk relies on a lot of manipulative tactics. He plays a constant mindgame with Jake to try to get him to be more skeptical, using the autoresponder to keep him on his toes and never certain whether he's speaking to the real Strider or the one inside the glasses. Dirk also uses a lot of "I" statements to sway opinion without directly telling people what to do. He makes it seem as though he's just offering his input and a long explanation of the reasoning behind it, leaving them free to do as they wish but making it clear what he thinks would be best and nudging them towards that decision whatever way he can. This occasionally breaks, leaving him stating what he thinks seems to be obvious and he will leave no room for argument. As well as less than gentle means, taking the Brobot and it's brutal treatment of Jake in order to shape him into, in Dirk's own words, a "killing machine".

Dirk's best trait is his love and loyalty for his friends. It's clear that he's there for them no matter what, offering comfort to both Roxy and Jane when they need it. He understands more than anyone else the gravity of their situation. Which ties into his worst trait - Dirk thinks he knows what's best for the people around him, regardless of how extreme it may be.

He's a smart guy. Characteristic to his speaking patterns are the random flourishes of vocabulary amidst an otherwise dry and to the point dialogue. He's been able to build fully functioning combat robots for years, not even touching on the fact that he has created AI at a very young age. Dirk doesn't believe in just viewing them as cold, emotionless programs. He's adamant about treating them equally, not even leaving the auto-responder just for it's intended task of answering or handling things that he can't. Dirk has a plan for every possible scenario - so long as there's a scenario happening.

But this smarter than the average bear mentality leads to an abundance of flaws. Dirk stated that he does not sleep. He was constantly aware and on the move even before the game, whether in Derse or in the waking world. Until entry into the game, he time micromanaging events and people. As if his dual identities aren't enough, he claims to have built robots for the purpose of managing everything he can't at the time. All in all, way too much on this plate - he's willing to acknowledge it, but will never willingly lessen the load placed upon his shoulders. When he gets into the game and finds nothing to do, he's completely unbalanced and flounders for a purpose.

He's noted to be clingy and desperately needy, apparently disliking being alone and being very difficult to keep up with. It causes problems between him and Jake, and the strain there leads him to distance himself from both Roxy and Jane. He's not nearly as ruthless as one may think, haboring a secret heart that he's not quite able to protect from hurt. And unfortunately, he's the most prone to hurting it. Dirk holds himself responsible for everything that happens, whether it is actually in his control or not.

He's acutely aware of his every fault. Dirk is surrounded by people of his own making. His Bro died centuries before he was born, leaving him to be raised by nothing but himself and the reflections of himself. In his dystopian future he's pretty alone. He refers to Lil Cal, a creepy puppet apparently heirloom of his brother's, as his "best friend" and refuses to harm him though he's been informed that Cal might actually be dangerous. Dirk attaches sentimental value on things and highly respects the life, or at least the cognitive workings, of his creations. This is entirely unsurprising as, again, he grew up alone with only reflections of himself for guidance. With his ability to "splinter" his consciousness, he's constantly faced with himself. He hasn't yet grown to hate himself yet, though, just be frustrated by the AR's existence.

Wish: "I wish I could see where I went wrong."

So if you know Homestuck, you know that the entrance to the Alpha Kid's session was one of the messiest and most convoluted entrances out of them all. It involved a lot of moving parts that came together in just the right way, and Dirk pulling all the strings to ensure everything fell into place in just the right way to ensure nobody died and he got what he wanted.

So you can imagine how much any little thing going out of place throws all that off.

Kyuubey happens to catch Dirk just after he decapitates himself with a transportalizer in order to transfer full consciousness over to his dream self and ensure a kiss from Jake. Caught off guard by the appearance of the creature, and honestly assuming to have failed some stage of his plan and has now been killed, it's the first thing that comes to mind and something he almost immediately comes to regret. He assumes that perhaps his dreamself was killed while he was zoned out and struggling with decapitating himself, or that some other unforseen game factor game into play and annihilated everything he'd been planning.

What he says to Kyuubey is less to Kyuubey and more to himself, but with the nature of things like this, it doesn't matter. The wish is granted. Dirk is whisked away from the world and dropped into Nyoi-Cho.

Passive ability: Psychometry: otherwise known as Hind Sight is 20/20. It ties into the "could see where I went wrong" part of the wish.

Unfortunately, the specifics of his wish mean that this power is limited only things relating to himself and is a retroactive power. Dirk could pick up something that his previous self (or any other selves, should more Dirks show up and with permissions from the muns) here left behind and see a flash of what he went through or feel his memories, but ultimately glean nothing of importance.

And alternatively, he can read items he himself left behind. He could read say, his sword and see where he should've zagged where he zigged. Or realize he should have said x when he actually said y. It's ultimately a selfish power with very few benefits other than forced self-reflection.

Active ability: Photokinetic Constructs.. DIrk will have the ability to manifest light into a weapon. This has a very specific amount of mass - it's original size and shape is about that of a katana, but he can transform it into say, a shield to go around himself. Doing this weakens the structural integrity and so it wouldn't be a very effective shield. The sword itself can still be broken, and using this for prolonged periods of time is very draining on his soulgem.

It also cannot be used in total darkness - he needs a light source to manifest his power.

The "see" part of the wish in this case is taken pretty literally. You need light to see, and with the ability to manifest light into a weapon, he'll be able to light his path.

Weapon: A Katana.

Sample: most recent and playing dirk from this early life 4 years ago