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Currently

The Rebel

Known As

Sonya Queen
Phoenix
Alannah St. George

on MUX as

The Rebel

Has Been

Student (Psych Major)
Fire-eater
Cultural Team Coordinator

Apparent Age

Mid-20s

Played By

Tatiana Maslany
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We need systems to survive. Every community needs norms, laws and organization in general. To be with people is to live in a system.

Unfortunately, every system contains within it the potential for misuse and corruption. Laws are only as good as the police and judges who enforce them, taxes are only as good as the politicians who spend them, and so on. To willingly persist in a broken system is to allow yourself to be broken, too.

Rather than choose to let things fail slowly, to be the frog in the boiling pot, we have to remain vigilant about the systems and hierarchy around us, always ready to do our best to fix what’s broken-- or tear it all down, if we have to.

‘Who watches the watchers?’ is a job for all of us.

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The system is a trap, and authority is a prison. Buck the system, question authority, and always be true to yourself. Your integrity is all you really have.



In the Facility

Things That Linger

The Rebel is always a casual or social smoker.

She also tends to avoid impractical shoes, no matter the situation.

Due to her general nature, Rebel has difficulty with formal, long term commitments. Rebel almost never marries.

The Rebel's Door

A female figure is taking a sledgehammer to a weathered stone wall; sunlight peeks through the cracks already made.

The Rebel's Room

This room's a spacious, artsy living area, though at the same time rather spartan, since there isn't too much in the way of furniture. Toward the back and off to the side is a King-sized bed with fluffy comforters, currently unmade with half the covers spilled onto the floor. This is generally true no matter what day it is.

Whoever the occupant is, they like books, and they like art. There's a tall bookshelf filled with the works of Virginia Woolf, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, Simone de Beauvoir and Margaret Atwood right up against dry tomes about various mental illnesses, poverty, history, you name it. Must read a lot. Or wants to look learned! As for art, there's Bridget Riley's Movement in Squares, an optical art piece. There's Tamara de Lempicka's 'Autoportrait (Self-Portrait in a Green Bugatti),' featuring a woman from the 1920s. There's also Leonora Carrington's 'Self-Portrait: The Inn of the Dawn Horse' which has a distinctly surrealist quality to it, and what art collection is complete without a bit of Frida Kahlo and Mary Cassatt?

Although there's the bed and a seat at a black vanity, it appears there isn't anywhere specifically designed for guests to sit. The whole room has an unlived feel to it, and in fact there are cardboard boxes lined up against two of the walls none too neatly and piled next to the wardrobe, no doubt filled with... something. They're bulging but closed right now though, so it's a sexy mystery!

Memento Mori

Slasher

The Book of Dagon. No, really.

Carnival

No memento mori from this story yet.

Project Icarus

No memento mori from this story yet.


When standing to her full height, this woman... doesn't have much of a full height at all. She's probably 5'2" at most, and that's not taking into account her boots. She's dressed in black jeans, those slightly height-enhancing black combat boots, and a black hoodie beneath a (you guessed it) black leather jacket. Definitely a fan of winter colors, or at least black; it *is* the new black, after all. One side of her hair hangs free, brown and slightly tousled, while the other side has a bit of loose braiding, pulling its bit of hair away from her face. Those brown eyes of hers always seem to be scanning her environment quickly, appearing to take its measure and perhaps even find it wanting.

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Fizz

 

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Dare

 

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Briar

 

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Cheer

 

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Gretchen West (Slasher)

Snarky No-Nonsense Sorority Member
Gretchen considers herself one of the 'been there, done that' Sorority types; she's been in since her sophomore year, and some of her excitement's waned for Greek life. When she met Sonya, the two hit it off pretty well, and Gretchen considers herself a mentor to the younger woman. They can both get pretty snarky and dry, but Sonya tends to pull punches in order to be kind. Gretchen has no such compunctions.

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Gunther Roth (Carnival)

Personal Assistant
Note: Gunther Roth is his name... which Nina/Phoenix tends to get wildly wrong.

About a decade ago, Phoenix was in a small town somewhere in the Midwest, singing for her supper. A kindly older gentleman invited her to board at his house, explaining that his children had all long since moved on, and his wife was dead. She went, and they traded stories half the night. She learned that Gary had been an immigrant, coming to America with nothing to his name, and he’d worked his way up to owning his own paper mill. Unfortunately, poor George was now dying of a wasting disease that the doctors couldn’t even name.

Phoenix decided that he was much too nice a person to die so young, and so she convinced Greg to let her try to help. Her suggestion was crazy, but he had little to lose, and so he let her cure him. He came out of the flames looking less than half his original age, with a face no one in town would know. They left together, and he offered to help her navigate the human world, something that he swiftly saw that she needed.

She and Gabe have been inseparable ever since.

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Andre Bergeron (Carnival)

Tailor
Note: Andre Bergeron is his name... which Nina/Phoenix tends to get wildly wrong.

Phoenix has never been big on cults. As delightful as being surrounded by a gaggle of worshipers can be, they hinder her mobility too much. Ever since her transition away from being Bennu, she has preferred to keep her entourage as light as possible so that she doesn’t need to keep track of them.

However, right before joining the Carnival of Wonders, Phoenix realized she would need more help than just Gomez. While her personal assistant is fantastic at names, dates, currency and a host of other details she can’t be bothered to remember, he doesn’t know much about clothes. Phoenix didn’t really come to the Carnival knowing what she would do, but she realized she needed to dress well for it, even in an exotic manner.

Fortunately, Gavin asked around, and pointed her toward Alvin, a tailor who’d fallen on hard times after sustaining a nasty injury to his right hand with an awl. Phoenix made him a similar bargain to Gary’s: his health restored for his service for a time. Alfonse came out of it far less changed, but no less loyal.

Her tailor friend is very boisterous, and very French. He’s having a little trouble adjusting to the rough-and-tumble nature of the Carnival, but is delighted to be in the presence of miracles.

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Milena Požárová (Carnival)

Chef
Note: Milena Požárová is her name... which Nina/Phoenix tends to get wildly wrong.

About five years ago, Phoenix was a singer for an upper class club in Chicago. At least, Greg assures her it was Chicago. The place was beautiful, served sumptuous food and was lovely to work at. Mandy was the most talented cook there, and Phoenix’s favorite to boot.

It was also, quite coincidentally, a very inflammable locale. Phoenix was not the one to find out the hard way. To this day, she doesn’t know why it happened, but assumes a simple accident. Regardless, most of the club-goers were able to flee through the main exit. Unfortunately, a flaming ceiling beam fell and blocked the kitchen entrance, trapping Melanie.

Phoenix told Graham to go too, not wanting him to suffer if he didn’t have to, and then she sprang into action. She wasn’t strong enough to move the beam, but transforming into a bird allowed her to get into the kitchen. Melanie was dying when Phoenix got to her, but cleansing her injuries was a simple matter in the midst of the burning building.

In the chaos outside, nobody noticed Phoenix helping one more person out of the wreckage, especially given that not even her own mother would’ve recognized Mindy at that point. In the time since, Phoenix has taken her on as her ‘personal chef.’

Maxine is extremely grateful for all of this, but she feels a little stifled: she’s still not used to making lovely dishes and then burning them to cinders. Given half a chance, she’s eager to cook for any of the others at the Carnival, and Phoenix doesn’t mind her sharing her talents.

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Sonya Queen (Slasher)

Sonya grew up a part of the New England elite, the kinds of blue bloods that talk like the Howells on Gilligan's Island. Everything was perfect: her parents were kind, her friends were nice... except that's its own kind of prison, because everything was also the same. Everyone had the same perfect lives planned out, start to finish. Everyone wore the same kinds of clothes, had the same sorts of hobbies and activities. There was nothing new to see, no ground to break, no way to find more in a world where nothing is ever really wrong. Sonya could never really get the hang of life without mistakes or discovery, no matter how comfortable.

She now lives very much by whim - playing dumb if it amuses her, flirting with whoever she wants, joining a sorority for shits and giggles. She does what she wants. That doesn't mean she hurts others intentionally; she's actually a pretty sweet girl. Still, sometimes it happens by accident. She's a good Sister nonetheless, helping out the others whenever she can. She's always there to listen, and can do more than her fair share of talking if allowed.

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Phoenix (Carnival)

OOC NOTE: Any god/monster types have permission to know Nina's Coming to America and Carnival of Wonders bits of her sheet IC, and/or have met her at some point. :) She traveled a lot, and has been around since Egypt. Those who've known her before, know her to be wildly optimistic, quite fond of her fellow gods/monsters and humanity in aggregate, culture, and art in general.

Coming to America

The Phoenix can’t be bothered with trivialities like when, precisely, she was born. Timekeeping is drudgery, and drudgery is one of the many things that mortals are for. It did happen in Egypt, in a time of great plenty. In those days, she was known as the Bennu, a goddess herself. She basked in their praise and worship, but just as importantly, she reveled in the idea that Egypt was the center of civilization.

When Alexander the Great conquered the Achaemenids, one world and one time in history died, and Phoenix died with it. When she came back, (spending GP accrued long before Cyrus the Great was ever born), she was renewed in more or less her present state, as the Phoenix instead of Bennu. She was a monster rather than a goddess, but one who belonged to many peoples instead of just one. To this day, she feels Alexander did her a favor. He was dead before she returned, but it didn’t matter. Keen to explore a new center of civilization, she made her way to Greece. From then on, she simply followed whatever she perceived to be the center of mortal culture, moving from novelty to novelty. She spent a great deal of time meandering through the Roman Empire, delighted by all the new sights and songs. Her travels led her to many places, and offered her an opportunity to meet almost everyone who was anyone in myth and legend.

By more modern times, she ended up in Britain, enjoying being at the center of their trading empire, where goods and stories all flowed. The loss of power and faith wasn’t lost on her, but she refused to worry about it, changing with the times the way she always had. She was an early adopter of the United States as well, coming over shortly after the Revolutionary War. She wasn’t sure about them until the French backed their independence, but after the dust settled, she found her way to the East Coast.

The Carnival of Wonders

Since then, she’s been content to wander the country, paying little attention to the particulars, surviving as a singer, a dancer, a teller of tales. She was a relative latecomer to the Carnival itself, arriving in the winter of 1933. Though she does not share her community’s dire view of these ends times, she does want to spend these difficult times with family and friends. She offered to be their fire eater because it appealed to her to get paid simply for eating supper in public.

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Alannah St. George (Project Icarus)

The St. George family were scientists in bio-medical research. Her parents met in school, fell in love there and stayed together through their dissertations. She looked through her first neutron microscope at the age of 6. Science is all Alannah has ever really known. Unfortunately, the firm that her parents were employed at was purchased by Weyland-Yutani when she was 17 years old, the bio-medical research team folded into bio-weapons research. Her parents refused to play ball, and not only were they terminated with a loss of all benefits, but an executive named Burke had them blacklisted after a very public and vocal disagreement about the ethics of his initial research proposal.

Alannah was talented enough to get a full scholarship to the university of her choice. Though her upbringing focused on biology, she found herself more drawn to social sciences. When she graduated, she received job offers from a half-dozen major megacorporate research teams. She refused, wanting nothing to do with them, particularly because her field would have made her a marketing expert. She stayed in academia instead, where she has become an important name in her field. Unfortunately, she was out of the game for awhile when her lymph nodes were confirmed to be cancerous, requiring an entire synthetic replacement. She's feeling a lot better now, but it's left her in massive debt. When a contact of hers said that they could get her a spot on Project Icarus, she had no choice but to take them up on their generous offer, now owing them a favor in return. The pay will be enough to put her back in the black, and she reasons that at least Penumbra is one of the better corps out there.

So now, she's the Cultural Team Coordinator, working to figure out if there is some kind of intelligence behind the asteroid.

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Blank Slate Club

Woke in The Facility with no memory of a story
or a life before.

"We oft know little of who we were, only something of who we are, and nothing of who we may be." — Charlie Fletcher

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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

2019-05-22
Cuddle Party
(2019-05-22 • Briar's Room) People discuss plans for a Dinosaur safari in Briar's room.
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Bon-Vivant  •  The Martyr  •  The Optimist  •  The Rebel  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •
2019-03-14
A Visit to the Briar Patch
(2019-03-14 • The Addict's Room) The Rebel and the Bon-Vivant find the Addict's door open, and go in for a little catch-up.
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Bon-Vivant  •  The Rebel  •
2019-03-05
Catching Up. Also Kissing.
(2019-03-05 • Rebel's Room) The Rebel and the Bon-Vivant work out where they stand now that they're back in the Fac.
Cast  •   The Bon-Vivant  •  The Rebel  •
2019-03-05
Live Long and Kick Ass
(2019-03-05 • The Hall of Rooms) The Rebel emerges from her room, and is welcomed by the Martyr and the Bon-Vivant.
Cast  •   The Bon-Vivant  •  The Rebel  •  The Martyr  •
2018-12-30
The Blank Leading the Blank
(2018-12-30 • The Facility Parlor and The Bon-Vivant’s Room) A shiny new Rebel appears, and the barely-less-new Bon-Vivant tries to get her oriented.
Cast  •   The Rebel  •  The Bon-Vivant  •
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