ABRAMS, Madelyn J. Mar 4, 2013 18:49:55 GMT
Post by Madelyn Jayna Abrams on Mar 4, 2013 18:49:55 GMT
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FULL NAME: Madelyn Abrams
NICK NAMES: Maddie, Mads, MJ
AGE AND BIRTH DATE: 22, 14/08/1991
MEMBER GROUP: Bandit
HAIR COLOUR AND STYLE: Long blonde, often unruly hair.
EYE COLOUR: Green
BUILD: Skinny, quite weak in her upper strength
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: 5’7’’, underweight
SCARS: Scratches on her arms.
ANYTHING ELSE: N/A
OVERALL APPEARANCE: Maddie stands at 5’7’’ and has green eyes, and long blonde hair that she never really tries to tame. She’s quite skinny, and slight, having picked up a bad habit of not eating very much to conserve food, and staying inside all the time has given her paler than natural skin tone that can make her look like a ghost in the wrong clothes. She has quite an odd sense of style, picking up things from all sorts of different fashions to make up her outfit. She’s maybe a bit of a ragtag girl who never really looks formal or presentable, really. But she loves her style, and she wouldn’t change it for anything.
She has never really been practical though, and if one were to come across her, she certainly wouldn’t be the obvious choice for fighting off zombies, as she likes to wrap herself in colourful fabrics, and she hardly ever carries a weapon unless going outside. She tends to come across as quite vulnerable in the way she walks, hands curled around her, and the scratches up her arms are from where she was nervous and failed to find something to scribble on in time. If asked about them, it is more than likely she would never say, as they are her own personal secret. She often wraps various scarves around her arms to cover her scratches, passing it off as protection from zombies, though she knows that there is no way that could be true.
She is generally a pretty woman, and people tend to notice it when they first meet her, but it is her odd demeanour that is sometimes a little unattractive. She doesn’t really care as much about her looks as others might, but she does what she needs to to get by. She tends to just grab the first thing she sees when she rolls out of bed in the morning, without really thinking of what it is, and so she can often be found wearing a mishmash of things that don’t really go together. They’re often not very practical for the weather, or the situation at hand though, as she refuses to let go of some of her favourite pieces of clothing in favour of more practical ones.
- Her fantasy world
- Zombies…as odd as it may sound
- Drawing or painting
- Being around people she likes
- People who can’t accept her
- Being bossed around
- Being lonely
- Free Thinking
- Over Emotional
SECRETS: Spent time visiting a psychologist when she was young, after her mother wanted to understand why she drew what she did.
FEARS: A cage, after she was told she may have to go to a mental institute if she didn’t get better when she was younger.
GOALS: Finding her mother or learning as much as she can about the zombies.
QUIRKS: She is very softly spoken.
HABITS: She tends to draw a lot when she’s nervous, scribbling on anything scrap of paper she has and if she can’t find anything, she will often scratch at her arms.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Maddie has always been an odd sort of person. She finds fascination in the littlest of things and always seems to be distracted by something, however small. She tends to space out a lot, never really focusing on one thing for too long. She tends to talk to herself a lot, voicing out how she would work through a problem before she actually does it. She is quite softly spoken, and her tendency to voice her ideas can at times be a little odd, depending on the topic. She is very creative and has always been a lover of creating new things or ideas. From when she was a little girl, she has found fascination in odd things like dragons, and vampires, and all manner of nightmarish creatures. She is one of those people who loves the idea of the power they have and she thinks them to be beautiful despite what others think.
As a child, she was always caught drawing pictures of monsters and death, so much so that at a point in her life, she was thought mad by her peers. And maybe she is, especially when she started to believe in things that weren’t real, like fairies and all sorts of fictional creatures. Is Maddie really mad, or just misunderstood? No one really knows for sure. All that is known is that Maddie has a talent for thinking outside the box and has a very vivid imagination. She is a bit of a dreamer, and can often space out completely apparently gazing at something that is not there. She has always been classed as the troubled child at school, the one who doesn’t fit into the norm. Though, Maddie would never dream of being the norm. She loves the little world she has created for herself, and she believes in it wholeheartedly.
After the apocalypse, Maddie’s thought processes seem to have got more and more bizarre. Perhaps it is because one of the things she believed to be true actually exists. Even she’s not really sure, but she seems to be bordering on psychosis. It may be because she has witnessed murder, or because she has murdered herself, but Maddie’s brain doesn’t seem to be able to cope with it and is overly compensating for what she is feeling. She has become quite childish, and she still relies a lot on her fantasy world to escape from the real one. It often helps her to be around other people, perhaps because she finds safety and protection in them. Safe to say, she needs people, though she holds all her relationships in high regard no matter who they are.
HOME TOWN: Ilford, London
WHERE WERE YOU?: In her art studio in central London.
WHERE ARE YOU NOW?: Nowhere in particular, she tends to travel around a lot.
Jayna Abrams, Mother, 50, missing
ANYONE ELSE?: None
COMPLETE HISTORY: Ever since she was a little girl, Madelyn Abrams has always been the outsider. She didn’t really have a lot of friends growing up because everyone thought she was a little odd, though Maddie meant no harm by her actions, she was just living her life the way she wanted too. She was a daydreamer, and preferred sketching pictures of imaginary creatures in her class to actually listening at school. She is an only child born to a single mother which probably went some way to making her such a reclusive child. With no brothers or sisters, Maddie often entertained herself as a child and that continued through right until adulthood. She created imaginary friends that didn’t seem to leave like with most children. While most children grew up and threw their imaginary world away, Maddie didn’t and it was often where she would take herself when she was upset or emotional. It was, ever since she was a child, her safe place.
Her life was normal, she supposed, as normal as she was. She was never particularly good in school, but she got by. She preferred art and creative subjects to academic ones. But she went through life normally, because her imaginary world and the creatures she created for it were enough to get her through without worrying about anything bad. She never seemed to let teasing affect her at school because she was happy with the way she was. On one occasion, she told a boy that was teasing her that the fairies thought she was beautiful so he was wrong. Surprisingly enough, people tended to avoid her after that but she didn’t mind because she was happy.
When she graduated, she found a job working as a graphic novel artist, where her imagination served her in good stead. And she was happy in her job, for as long as she could remember. She made what money she could, working hard in a job that she enjoyed. For the next few years, her life was relatively calm. Her integration into the world going rather easily, and she even let go of her imaginary friends, taking up real ones in their place. In short, she began to grow up, having put her maturing off for so long before when she had been in school. She would perhaps say that she was forced to an extent, but she never regretted growing up for that time, and she enjoyed her life and her job and all the people she met.
When the world went to hell, Maddie changed, because she was brought back to her pretend world that she had imagined as a child. Zombies existed, though not in the way she had wanted them too. At first, she loved the fact that real life was new and exciting. She relished the thought that her real life had become like her fantasy world. But soon she began to realize that the real world was nothing like she had imagined it to be and she retreated even further into her world. The death that she saw was nothing like she had wanted and she began bordering on psychosis as her mind couldn’t cope with what the real world was like. She had wanted it to be special. She had imagined it to be. And it was nothing like what she had imagined.
And then something changed within her. She fell into the Bandits, feeling safer with them than she had ever been. Perhaps around others, she is beginning to return to some semblance of normality, but when she is around the zombies, she can regress quite easily. She tends to stay close to others, more for the fact that she doesn’t think she can defend herself very easily on the Outside. She has become very needy over the last year, needing attention from others more than anything, and she likes to hold people close by her, so much so that she often obsesses over her relationships. But she is slowly finding her place in this world, even though her fascination over the zombies and how they came to be has never really died away.
TIME ZONE: GMT
ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE: A long time
AVERAGE WORD LENGTH: I’ll meet what I’m given.
ROLEPLAY SAMPLE: See any of my other posts.
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