The Gambler

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Currently

Felicity Bloomquist Gambler2/Faustina|Faustina

Known As

Felicity Bloomquist
Faustina

on MUX as

The Gambler

Has Been

Student
Copper (Was a Counter)

Apparent Age

Late-20's or Early-30's

Played By

Christina Hendricks
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Flying Feels Like Falling

That very first prom night, how I floated to your car

With flowers and delusions tied so tight upon my wrists

I remember how your hair smelled, how my heart beat, how you scared me

Into clinging to the lawn with perfect prom nails & white-knuckled fists

I thought I’d float away

And I didn’t want to go

Tumbling off the earth, into the deep, into the dark

Out of control


Because flying feels like falling, flying feels like falling

When I close my eyes…

Mandelbrot Set

If you ever lose your way,

A butterfly will flap its wings;

From a million miles away

A little miracle will come to take you home.


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If you have a choice between lucky and good, always choose lucky.

Life is a game, if you're not going to play, why are you here? At the end of the day, you place your bet and you take your chances. It's not that one shouldn't know the odds - one should always know the odds; It's that sometimes the potential pay-off means that even long odds are worth the chance. And sometimes, sometimes, you just have a feeling. A little voice that says 'roll the dice'. Win or lose at least you played. And sure, sometimes you make calculated cover bets or hedge and sometimes you go all in. The trick, the true essence, is knowing when to do each and then not turning back. So figure out what you're willing to risk, make your choice, and let the dice fall as they may. And when your bet is called, hope you're not left holding aces and eights.

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You can't win if you don't play, as the saying goes. Risk brings reward, and you're the one willing to get the biggest rewards. Sometimes it all goes wrong, but that's luck for you.



In the Facility

Facility Persona

If you sit still long enough, she will probably try to get you to play a game with her. Bright, cheerful, willing to try things. Also, seriously, pick a game, any game. She'll play. (Except maybe the Ungame, but that is specifically not actually a game.)

The Gambler's Door

For some reason, there's an X at the top of the door. In the center is an American roulette wheel surrounded by the playing card suits. A club to the left, a diamond on top, heart to the right, spade beneath. In the center of the roulette wheel where there would normally be the handle to spin it, instead there are a pair of dice, cocked against each other, rather than showing a result.

The Gambler's Room

One entire wall of the room is just shelves filled with games and cards and dice. From all different eras, in all different styles. Go, next to Arkham Horror, next to cribbage, next to Scrabble. Stacks of decks of cards with different styles - bridge sets and pinochle decks and tarot decks and Uno. Boxes and bags of dice all different shapes and sizes and colors and materials. It's like an unorganized game store run by a magpie.

Set a little out from this is a large oblong table which could easily seat 8, maybe more if they were willing to squish. The top can be pulled off to reveal a sunken section lined in felt. Little pullout shelves and cubbies line the sides of the table, giving those around the table space to rest things when the play surface is revealed.

The bed takes up a full corner of the room, oversized and square, it looks more like someone took one of those corner couches you'd find in lounges and extended it out, complete with cushioned backrests around the two sides against the wall. It's covered in sheets and blankets and pillows in a riot of colors and weights and fabrics, though all soft, pet-able kinds of things - lots of velvet and plush and soft knits and fleece and satin.

There's a dresser, the top covered with jewelry on various stands and in boxes and a small desk covered in enough desk toys that there's barely space to write. Next to the desk, the wall is taken up with a large white board and a bunch of colors and ticknesses of markers for it.

The closet is stuffed full of clothes in bright colors and prints and soft, drape-y fabrics, there's no particular organization or reason.

The bathroom seems almost an after-thought. I mean, there's all the usual things and a nice shower head in the shower, but it's definitely a room for use and not for lingering, though there is a shelf full of oversized very soft towels and wash cloths and hand towels and other things one might need.

Memento Mori

Bonds of Blood

A ring made to look like a gold half-hitch and a silver half-hitch tied through each other to form one band from two.

The Last Road

No memento mori from this story yet.


Notes

The Gambler has, now, suggested Flick as a use name for the Facility, though certain people may still have individual nicknames for her. She'll answer to Felicity, as well, though.

Deep red hair, blue eyes, and a quick-silver smile. She's got the kind of figure that gets noticed, even when she'd rather it wouldn't. Her clothing tends towards comfort, but can vary from modest to risque depending on her mood, though usually in bright colors and patterns. On one finger she wears a silver and gold band made to look like half-hitch knots tying the two bands together.

Gallery

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Dare

Sometimes flying is like falling. Not-quite-husband-ish. Or something like that.

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Chance

He'll probably end up unintentionally hurting me again at some point, but I don't know how to do anything but love him.

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Arcade

Pure sunshine in human form.

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Cheer

When a goddess asks you to dance, say yes.

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Penny

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Connor

A voice of slightly grumpy reason.

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Lucas

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Briar, Dia

There are hugs for them whenever they want them.

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Heck, Nick

Don't drink the coffee.

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Senni

I'm sorry. It's not my fault and I couldn't fix it even if it were, but I'm sorry she ended up hurt.

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Esme

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Star

She gave me my use name.

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Cassandra, Cassie

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Lyra (The Last Road)

Companion and Breeder
As a companion she specializes in playing folk harp, either to accompany singers or other solo instruments or as soothing background music.

She's friendly and sweet. Soothing is a word which is frequently used for her. As a breeder, she has two children already, A five-year-old girl with Cinder named 'Aloy', and a two-year-old boy. Discussions about who the father of her next child should be are underway.

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Mark (The Last Road)

Keeper
A keeper more or less seconded to Faustina. Part bodyguard, part errand guy, part person who tries to smooth things over when she offends someone. He's not terribly bright, but his job is largely to do what she needs him to do, so that works out.

He's generally affable and friendly, until he needs to be intimidating.

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2019-11-09
Things Dreamt of in Your Philosophy
(2019-11-09 • Anywhere Room) Briar and Flick go to Powell's.
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Gambler  •
2019-11-07
Twilight of the Gods
(2019-11-07 • The Facility - Parlor) {{{summary}}}
Cast  •   The Optimist  •  The Martyr  •  The Gambler  •
2019-11-06
Jenga
(2019-11-06 • The Facility - Parlor) The Addict and The Gambler chat, eventually joined by The Optimist
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Gambler  •  The Optimist  •
2019-11-04
Mystery Drink
(2019-11-04 • The Facility - Dining Room) The Gambler and the Fatalist meet over Mystery Drink
Cast  •   The Fatalist  •  The Gambler  •
2019-11-02
Rollercoasters
(2019-11-02 • Anywhere Room Amusement Park) Chance, Flick, and Dare have a day of riding roller coasters.
Cast  •   The Confidant  •  The Gambler  •  The Martyr  •
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  •
2019-10-28
Solitaire and Truth or Dare
(2019-10-28 • The Facility - Parlor) Just another night in the parlor. Now with games and drama. And maybe a death?
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Gambler  •  The Martyr  •  The Crusader  •  The Optimist  •  The Explorer  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •
2019-10-27
6 Feet Under
(2019-10-27 • The Facility - Hall of Rooms) The Thrill-Seeker realizes that The Advisor's door is blank now.
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Martyr  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •  The Crusader  •  The Explorer  •  The Gambler  •
2019-10-27
Not Quite a High School Reunion
(2019-10-27 • The Facility - Parlor) After the events of Lake Havasu, many gather to talk about the past, the present, life in the facility, relationships, and all the complications therein.
Cast  •   The Explorer  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •  The Caregiver  •  The Addict  •  The Capitalist  •  The Rogue  •  The Gambler  •  The Beast  •  The Crusader  •  The Martyr  •  The Caregiver  •
2019-10-25
Dance Magic!
(2019-10-25 • Anything Room) Thrill-Seeker and Martyr decide to go reconnect with their old godly selves. The Gambler comes looking for Martyr and discovers a different side of the other two.
Cast  •   The Thrill-Seeker  •  The Martyr  •  The Gambler  •
2019-10-25
Too Much Information
(2019-10-25 • The Facility - Parlor) Various people turn up in the parlour after the mass return. cash makes a startling revelation. Felicity is oriented.
Cast  •   The Martyr  •  The Confidant  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •  The Optimist  •  The Penitent  •  The Gambler  •
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