[WATB Phase 2]: Your Job To Have A Better Idea
To paraphrase Jadzia Dax, the first duty of a ship’s science officer is to always have a better idea. Looking out at the universe through any number of scientific specialties, it’s the science officer who’s responsible for analyzing and observing both the strange new worlds without and the ancient unknowable worlds within. Remnants of Borg technology are coming to life unbidden inside Federation space and there rumours of increased Borg movements beyond Federation territories. The science officers among the Fourth Fleet will have to dive deep within their own training, networking, and experiences to face every mystery and horror rising up. Now that you’re well into writing these stories, take a moment to reflect on every tool your science officer has in their toolkit. Your challenge is to write a biography for a science officer!
To submit to this competition, simply provide a link to a character on your command, or Writing Sandbox, who works as a science officer. At a minimum, the entirety of the personality, appearance, and history sections must have been newly written for this competition. Otherwise, create a new character for this competition. It is highly recommended that you complete the Character Creation Program as practice for this competition, but you may not submit a biography to this competition which has received feedback from the Academy staff.
- Entries should be a link to a BFMS character on your Primary Command or a Writing Sandbox who is a science officer. This may be a chief science officer, assistant chief, generalist science officer, or a crewmember from any number of science specialties.
- The biography must be complete, with something in the summary (short description), personality, appearance, history, service record, and image fields. (The quality of the image used will not be assessed in judging.)
- If the biography existed prior to this competition opening, the entirety of the personality, appearance and history sections must have been newly written for this competition. Otherwise, create a new character after this competition opens and before it closes.
- Stories will be graded with the new Bravo Fleet Biography Rubric which marks on the following criteria: realism; lore and canon connections; level of detail; uniqueness; style, mechanics, formatting & grammar; and completeness. Using generative AI in this competition is forbidden.