Mimington bows and tips his beret.
Silently stalking the station, leaning against invisible walls, sitting on invisible chairs, eating invisible food: the Mime has a connection to another world beyond the senses of mortals. The Mime is the rival of the noisy Clown, and usually has a higher standard for their silent pranks and invisible shenanigans.
As the Clown is here to prank people, and make them laugh, the Mime is here to give a show to people! You are not a silly Clown copy, you are a professional, and professionals have standards. Be efficient, be polite, have a plan to distract everyone you meet!
Vow of Silence
You cannot talk unless you press the Speech button in your Mime menu. However, to speak as a mime is the ultimate taboo, and in pressing the button (even if you don't actually say anything afterwards) you will lose touch with the source of your power, and you can no longer produce invisible walls (purely cosmetic now, you cannot make them anymore)! A mime communicates through gesture. This is his art! Noise is the place of that wretched clown, not a true performer like yourself. In emergencies, a note on a piece of paper can do in a pinch, or using the note feature on your PDA. Such a critic. Make sure your gestures actually make sense to an observer. Use custom emotes to talk and your ass is going to get warned and get you job banned.
A few examples for your viewing pleasure:
WORST: Mimington mimes Person A murdering Person B.
BAD: Mimington mimes out Person A doing horrible things.
OKAY: Mimington points to Person A, mimics a cutting motion, and then gestures to Person B.
BETTER: Mimington mimics a stature similar to Person A's, and throws aggressive movements and stabbing motions.
BEST: Mimington lifts an imaginary knife and aggressively slashes it forward!
Person C: An assault, I guess? So it was a murder. Can you show us who did it, mime?
Mimington nods solemnly, and gestures toward Person A.
You can use the "me" command to emote anything you'd like, e.g. "Me waves to you".
There are also some built-in emotes in the game, some with special effects. Just use say and an asterisk before your emote, e.g. "Say *blink" (or use one of the below). Using the "me" command is essentially the same as using "say *custom".
aflap, airguitar, blink, blink_r, blush, bow-(none)/mob, burp, choke, chuckle, clap, collapse, cough, cry, custom, dap, deathgasp, drool, eyebrow, faint, frown, flap, gasp, giggle, glare-(none)/mob, grin, groan, grumble, handshake, hug-(none)/mob, johnny, laugh, look-(none)/mob, moan, mumble, me, nod, pale, point-(atom), raise, salute, scream, shake, shiver, shrug, sigh, signal-#1-10, smile, sneeze, sniff, snore, stare-(none)/mob, tremble, twitch, twitch_s, wave, whimper, wink, yawn"
NOTE: If you die and get cloned you lose all your mime abilities and you gain the ability to talk, so if you are near crit, don't ghost, give someone time to heal you.
You can use the "me" command to emote anything you'd like, e.g. me, "waves to you.". Try and describe your surroundings with your emotes, and your actions. You will be rewarded for your work (sometimes) by either receiving the coveted Karma Points for your RP or reciprocal RP that can be just as fun! Your emotes are your only way of truly fulfilling your assigned role so do not short change them unless your character's life depends on it.
So you’ve been arrested for s̶n̶e̶a̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶p̶e̶r̶m̶a̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶f̶i̶l̶l̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶c̶a̶r̶d̶b̶o̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶c̶u̶t̶o̶u̶t̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶l̶o̶w̶n̶ no raisin and you wish to argue for your defense?
Well if you want to keep both your job and your freedom, you’re going to have to learn or make up the essential emotes required while under interrogation.
Here is a quick translation guide of the more common responses for the mime:
Mime shakes their head - “No officer, I am innocent of the crime I have been accused of and would like to see some strong evidence before you carry out a sentence.
Mime crosses their eyes and honks their nose several times - I believe you are mistaken, officer. For you see, I have witnessed this crime firsthand, not committed it, and it was none other than the clown himself!
Mime raises an eyebrow inquisitively - the fuck are you talking about?
Mime smirks - You foolish officer, you absolute bafoon! You have no evidence to speak of and you know it. I am only sitting here because the AI set me to arrest without a reason and I have nothing within my possession other than my cane and empty bottle. You have no choice but to release me at once!
You may find yourself in need of some other custom emotes in which to defend yourself with, in which case it is encouraged to use your imagination and wit to get you out of the situation.
Keeping with mime flair, the stealth items are always handy when you are a traitor. And, no one will expect you to speak, ever, so you never have to communicate on the radios. You start with a pair of white gloves, so you don't leave prints (but only fibers) on a crime scene or your traitor items. Since a mime is expected to have a pen for writing notes, the Sleepy Pen is a particularly good choice. Your invisible wall also makes up for a great way to stop hostiles that are pursuing you.