The Competitor

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Currently

Ashley Freeland Competitor3/Maddy|Maddy Funk

Known As

Christine Lake
Nike
Ronnie Bosch
Ashley Freeland
Maddy Funk

on MUX as

The Competitor

Has Been

Resort Director (in her mind if not officially)
Singer (w/ big band)
Damn Good Miner
Student
Scavenger

Apparent Age

Mid-Twenties

Played By

Alexandra Daddario
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Life is a competition to survive. Every aspect. Every moment. You have to better than everyone else or you disappear into ignominy. There is personal competition - being more athletic, better looking, smarter - but there is more to it than that. Everything you are involved with has to be the best; business, possessions etc. And anyone you know, and allow into your life, has to be doing their best for you. If not...get rid of them. Do not confuse competition with destruction, others can be more useful to you 'alive' than 'dead', but make sure that you will be the one always at the top of whatever you do.

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For some people, everything is a contest and there are always winners and losers. You're a winner. You live to compete and thrive on success and glory.



In the Facility

The Competitor's Door

On the door is an image of a person celebrating being at the top of a mountain.

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The Competitor's Room

The room is quite an ordered living area. The furnishings and fittings are of the highest quality, everything is spotless, everything in its place. The clothes in the wardrobe are designer, even the casual ones.

The walls have framed motivational posters upon them - 'Climb the mountains of your fears - you should see the view up here', 'Push yourself because no one else will', 'Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people', 'Standing on the shoulders of others lets you reach higher. Especially if they want you to' etc. etc. Many of the books on the shelves, in alphabetical order of author, are of similar ilk - 'The 7 Habits of Effective People'. Though there are also a number of history and political science books.

Memento Mori

Slasher

The Star Reward Chart that she set up to encourage competition in the staff. It ended up keeping everyone fighting to succeed when everything went to Hell.

Carnival

No memento mori from this story yet.

Project Icarus

A personal laser drill - beaten up, often repaired.

Bonds of Blood

Prom Queen tiara

The Last Road

No memento mori from this story yet.


Competitor is 5'8" tall, in her mid-twenties, and has brunette hair that reaches past her shoulders (she normally has black hair in 'stories').

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Kate Barlow (Bonds of Blood)

Medical Examiner
One of the Mohave County medical examiners who works in the Lake Havasu area. Smart. Dedicated. Perhaps a little too snoopy for her own good.

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Christine Lake (Slasher)

There's the real world, and there's the world according to Christine. In her world, she's a beautiful, smart, kind and virtuous princess making her land a better place. She's stern but fair to those that serve her, rewarding loyalty and innovation, and she's always benevolent to her subjects. All she wants is the best for everyone.

It's not all her fault. She grew up spoiled and wealthy, given almost everything she asked for. What others had or did better, she worked her ass off to beat them. She always wins. Now out of college with a degree in hospitality management, she's the Director of Guest Services at her family's lodge, which they bought in 1971. Her title is largely meaningless, something Daddy gave her to make her feel happy and busy. Tony Dini runs the place and calls the shots, but he's careful to make those decisions sound like they are her ideas so she doesn't call Daddy and cause him headaches. The rest of the staff try to stay on her good side as well - angering her means Dini gets an earful. That never ends well.

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Nike (Carnival)

Who is Nike

Nike was the winged Goddess of Speed, Strength and Victory. Older than the Olympians, she sided with Zeus in the war against the Titans and became his companion (he promised to protect her in return for her support) as well as good friends of Athena. One of her roles was as a charioteer who selected from the dead those who were worthy of greater reward (similar to a Valkyrie).


Coming To America

This personification of Nike arose in the Smyrna settlements in Florida but really got going during the American War of Independence; strengthened by the exultation of victorious battle and eventual liberation. Not many at the time would have called on Nike by name, but rather she personified victory (Victoria being Nike's Roman name) and the drive to become something new and successful that was expressed by the country.

War is always a boost for Nikki with so many worshiping the concept of victory but it is not her only source of adulation. Competition in all forms can be fed on, and what better country could she exist in than the United States? A nation full of people driven by a desire to succeed. She was boosted by the American Civil War and the freeing of slaves. By the wars against Mexico and Spain. World War I was another big boost. Every war providing the exultation of victory, fuel for new ideas, and a desire to be first to achieve something.

Unfortunately, with the Great Depression, there is not much victory or success in any form. Nikki has suffered because of it and is doing her best to relight that fire in the American people.


In the Carnival

Nikki was not in the Carnival from the start. After leaving Atlantic City, she headed for New York to try the club circuit there. It didn't work out and, having kept in touch with some of her colleagues from New Jersey that went to the carnival, she decided to join them.

She has been in the carnival a couple of years now, often being the first person to arrive in the next town to drum up business. Her chariot of choice now being a Rolls Royce Phantom II. Other members of the carnival sometimes traveling with her to look over the potential customers - and meals in some cases.

Nikki has a cult with her in the guise of the 'All-American Big Boom Band'. All members must be able to play instruments, or sew/design sets, and they are devoted to her. Her job in the carnival is to provide entertainment in the Big Top as well as musical accompaniment to the acts. Specifically musical concerts/dances are also performed if the carnival stays in the area for a sufficient amount of time.

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Ronnie Bosch (Project Icarus)

Hellas (or Hell's Ass to those who know it) is a slag heap of a planet. It only exists to be exploited - and that includes the people who live in it. Into this wondrous paradise was born Ronnie Bosch. No one is sure who her parents are/were. It takes a village to raise a child or, in this case, a rowdy mining community. As soon as she was able, Ronnie would be down in the mines, wriggling into the tiniest spaces, and making sure she could find the best veins.

Ronnie's whole life has been mining. Everything associated with it, she wants to be the best, and that includes the partying after a twenty hour shift. Adept with the machinery of the job, she gained a reputation as someone you could rely on to find and mine the highest quality ores. She also gained a reputation as disrespectful and a loose cannon.

By her late teens she had left Hellas, or been asked to leave, and was moving from mining colony to mining colony. Never staying in a place too long - usually to avoid arrest - she is a sought after for her work skills if nothing else.

Ronnie's last contract found her on LV-366 where the colony governor treated her like trash; cutting her out of her shares. In return, she treated him like a vein of ore and introduced him to a laser drill. On the run, she needed to disappear. What better place than the most dangerous job in the galaxy. Even if they find out she is there, who is going there to get her?

To get this job, despite her exemplary skills, she needed Minin to convince the company she was worth the bother. And now Ronnie owes her big time.

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First Story: Slasher

A waking world of innocence

So grave those first born cries

When life begins with needles and pins

It ends with Swords and Knives

Tears for Fears - Swords and Knives

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Out of the Woods

Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you

I don't think that I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow

But God only knows what I can do right now

Meatloaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

2019-10-28
Apples to Cider
(2019-10-28 • The Facility - Parlor) The Gambler gets several others to play Apples to Apples with her while the others reminisce about past lives and explain bits of facility history.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Gambler  •  The Beast  •  The Addict  •  The Explorer  •  The Visionary  •  The Optimist  •  The Martyr  •  The Penitent  •
2019-10-27
Rebel calling
(2019-10-27 • The Facility - Hall of Rooms) Penny and Star bring Rebel up to speed on her new facility life.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Rebel  •  The Penitent  •
2019-07-31
Commitment
(2019-07-31 • Competitor's Room) Penny comes to visit Competitor to confess things. Yes, it gets a bit romantic and sappy.
Cast  •   The Penitent  •  The Competitor  •
2019-07-28
Smash TV (Again)
(2019-07-28 • The Facility - Parlor) Some folks hang out in the parlour. Someone has issues with the TV once more.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Confidant  •  Addict2/  •  The Penitent  •  The Loner  •
2019-07-23
Welcome Caretaker
(2019-07-23 • Dining Room) A few reunions, and the introduction of another poor soul locked up in this asylum.
Cast  •   The Confidant  •  The Addict  •  The Caretaker  •  The Martyr  •  The Optimist  •  The Penitent  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •  The Competitor  •
2019-07-23
Sixpenny
(2019-07-23 • The Facility - Hall of Rooms) Penitent wakes up for the 6th time in the Facility and meets Competitor almost immediately.
Cast  •   The Penitent  •  The Competitor  •
2019-05-27
Time for a Swim
(2019-05-27 • The Facility - Parlor) A trip through the Anywhere Rooms.
Cast  •   The Penitent  •  The Competitor  •
2019-05-25
Speculations
(2019-05-25 • Facility Common Area) The Gambler, The Addict, the Martyr, and the Competitor contemplate local reality and resulting traumas.
Cast  •   The Gambler  •  The Addict  •  The Martyr  •  The Competitor  •
2019-05-19
Is It Real?
(2019-05-19 • Penny's Room) Competitor comes to visit Penitent, who hasn't otherwise been seen out and about this time.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Penitent  •
2019-05-14
Friends?
(2019-05-14 • Facility Common Area) Star and Dare try to figure out what sort of relationship they are going to have now given the givens.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Martyr  •
2019-03-14
This is Anette
(2019-03-14 • Prosperity) Penitent takes Competitor to meet Anette.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Penitent  •
2019-03-10
Not George Michael
(2019-03-10 • Parlor) Another gathering in the parlor. Among the topics discussed are movies, music, and whatever happened to our 80s icons.
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Competitor  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •  The Crusader  •  The Martyr  •  The Creepshow  •  The Optimist  •  The Visionary  •  The Fool  •
2019-03-09
Matters of Concern
(2019-03-09 • The Facility - Dining Room) Caregiver and the Competitor touch base in the dining room for the first time since waking. The story about Creepshow's light transformation in death comes out and it terrifies Caregiver straight into a confession before the pair goes to meet others among the stars.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Caregiver  •
2019-03-09
Stars and Protocol
(2019-03-09 • Eclipse - Casino Floor) A few people meet up inside one of the special doors on the casino floor of the Noc, then migrate up to the stars. Not only is it populated with life, but they get a whole lot of Rhys Driscoll out of the Capitalist... which means they also get some authentic protocol.
Cast  •   The Caregiver  •  The Bravo  •  The Capitalist  •  The Competitor  •
2019-03-08
Tomorrow Wendy
(2019-03-08 • Parlor) The Creepshow Returns and The Martyr, Penitent, and Competitor discuss the nature of the facility and other things.
Cast  •   The Creepshow  •  The Martyr  •  The Competitor  •  The Penitent  •
2019-03-07
Somebody to Love
(2019-03-07 • The Facility - Dining Room) The Bon-Vivant and the Competitor finally meet up post-Lodge at dinner with the Martyr, and they discuss past futures, present relationships, and that cupcake thing.
Cast  •   The Bon-Vivant  •  The Competitor  •  The Martyr  •
2019-03-06
Don't forget me
(2019-03-06 • Noc - Lower Levels) Penitent takes Competitor into the Noc to show her the station, and Kylie, and discuss some of her plans regarding Capitalist.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Penitent  •
2019-03-04
Love for Sale
(2019-03-04 • Parlor) Things get real to the music of 1930's biggest hits.
Cast  •   The Optimist  •  The Visionary  •  The Martyr  •  The Creepshow  •  The Competitor  •
2019-03-03
More than Emily
(2019-03-03 • Competitor's Room) Penitent visits Competitor to clear the air a little.
Cast  •   The Penitent  •  The Competitor  •
2019-03-03
Another Reunion
(2019-03-03 • Parlor) Another gathering in the Parlor as old acquaintances and new friends meet up after another successful(?) lifetime.
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Martyr  •  The Penitent  •  The Competitor  •  The Crusader  •
2019-03-01
Bittersweet Symphony
(2019-03-01 • Parlor) The Competitor awakes and meets The Martyr and The Creepshow. Later The Penitent turns up.
Cast  •   The Competitor  •  The Martyr  •  The Creepshow  •  The Penitent  •
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