Danica Durant-Knight (The Visionary)

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Name

Danica Durant-Knight

on MUX as

The Visionary

Archetype

The Visionary

Occupation

Film Student
Trendsetter

Apparent Age

22

Played By

Taii Gordon
Unknown Models (Carnival)
Angelina Jolie (Carnival, Project Icarus)

Faction Membership

Cal Arts Film Students
Idea Girl! (Bankroll)
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'Road to Nowhere' - Talking Heads

There's a city in my mind

Come along and take that ride

And it's alright, baby, it's all right

And it's very far away

But it's growing day by day and it's all right

Baby, it's all right

Would you like to come along

You can help me sing the song

And it's all right, baby, it's all right

They can tell you what to do

But they'll make a fool of you

And it's all right, baby, it's all right


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"As I thought of these things, I drew aside the curtains and looked out into the darkness, and it seemed to my troubled fancy that all those little points of light filling the sky were the furnaces of innumerable divine alchemists, who labour continually, turning lead into gold, weariness into ecstasy, bodies into souls, the darkness into God; and at their perfect labour my mortality grew heavy, and I cried out, as so many dreamers and men of letters in our age have cried, for the birth of that elaborate spiritual beauty which could alone uplift souls weighted with so many dreams."
- W. B. Yeats, Rosa Alchemica

See through the clutter and the hazy confusion of life to spot the real problem. Look long enough and maybe the solution will become equally clear. Turn off the the noise of the world and work the problem. It just takes a little creative thinking. Thinking outside of the box. The right idea at the right time.

Be the spark; start a blaze.

Imagine better, and change the whole damn world.


Imagination wrapped in flesh.

Her core purpose is to create and inspire, as she sees what others do not, and cannot.

What she creates -- a new invention, art, philosophy, trends, mystical faith, knowledge, a dystopian nightmare -- varies dramatically from tale to tale, but she is always a muse and at the whims of one or more at once.

Everything can be so much more. You see bigger ideas and potential in everything, and you do your best to realize those dreams. Innovate. Change the world.


Role in Slasher

Daddy helped make MTV what it is. Mommy was a model. Money? Oh, yeah. The tabloids love her, and she's too flaky to stay out of them for doing incredibly ditzy romantic nonsense or getting caught in the midst of scandals with rock stars old enough to be her parents who promptly forget she exists the moment they go into rehab. Once in a while, she gets a writeup as a trendsetter or style-maker, which she's actually pretty damned good at.

Well, before. She behaves, now, or it's back to living with her mother in London, where she more or less grew up. She wants to show Dad she has the best idea ever: reality TV! Ever, totally. Please don't make her go back to being pretty for a living! She's too smart for that! (No, she really isn't.) She is totally going to kick this college thing's ass with her bestest boyfriend brand new husband ever's help (Fool). He keeps her out of trouble, which is often a full time job. They recently married -- supposedly in secret -- before Derek (Confidant) found out and leaked the news to the tabloids for the big bucks and the bonus spite. (OMG!!!)

She means well. It doesn't help.

Sheet

Brawn: Normal
+ Endurance (Positive)

Look, you don't drink that much and keep dancing until dawn without some killer stamina.
Finesse: Good
+ HIDE! (Positive)

Duck the paparazzi long enough, and you get pretty good at this one.
+ Can Even Run in Those Damn Heels (Positive)

Quick as blazes, and can, yes, even run in heels. She lives in them. If she could surgically implant stiletto heels in her bare feet, she would have done so the moment she turned 18.
Brains: Poor
+ Spot the Trend (Positive)

Sure, she may mostly relegate this to the next season's 'it' handbag, but she can spot a trend, and her pattern recognition skills are off the charts. Will she notice people are starting to disappear? Bank on it. Will she think it just means it's time to disappear, too, because it's clearly the in thing to do unless someone with some common sense intervenes? Very possible.
+ Pop Culture Guru (Positive)

Random facts collect in her brain like it's a no-kill shelter for bizarre pop culture trivia run by a hoarder, from trends to tropes to all those things she rolls her eyes at and complains that she's hearrrrrrrrrrrd it. Usually, it's not useful. Once in a while, though...
- Font of Bad Ideas (Negative)

She has so many ideas! ...and so, so many of them are completely terrible.
- Practical Life Skills Fail (Negative)

When you grow up spoiled rotten, things like cooking, doing your own laundry... well, sometimes these little bits of 'silly trivia' elude her.
Spirit: Good
+ It Girl (Positive)

Hot, rich, and stylish as hell. Useless style icon powers, go! (This really just keeps the tabloid attention on her when she does something spectacularly stupid in public, which is often.) Zero privacy, boo.
+ Adores That Guy! (Positive)

Nope, no lyin' or cheatin' or dirty dealin' on her man.
- Adores That Guy! (Negative)

...right into danger, throwing herself in harm's way, and otherwise engaging in lots of stupid to 'help' if she thinks he's in trouble. (It rarely does.)
- Curious as a Cat (Negative)

All the doom.

Perks and Quirks

+ Area of Expertise (Faction Freebie)

Pop culture guru.
+ Wealthy
+ From Beyond the Grave

Shoulder angel of bad ideas.
+ Obscure Death

Nope, not getting rid of her that easily!
- Doomed

...but, damn, will it be satisfying to do it twice!
- Jilted Lover (III - The Confidant)

JEEZ DEREK YOU AND THAT SCARF. GAWD ALREADY. Jerkface. :|
- Reputation

The tabloids love her. Mostly because she does dumb things in public with dazzling frequency, even though this was mostly in her youth, but partly because she's cute and rich. Model. Famous supermodel mom.

Gallery

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Oz

Film Student

Totally perfect. <3 Put a ring on it. Totally rode in on a big white horse and everything. In shining armor! Because fuck 'the usual expectations'. (Note to self: there are two definitions of 'helmet hair'! Who knew?!)

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Sasha Savage

Film Student
Former Porn Starlet

You always know where I left my keys, or my purse, or my head. You punch tabloid photographers even better than Sean Penn. <3 I don't deserve a magnificent woman like you in my life.

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Charles

Production Assistant
Closet Rennie

...likes me because I'm the only person who doesn't call him Chuck. And I let him make me corsets and promised to pose for his eventual Rennie clothing line. I still don't get why that's a big deal?

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Jerkface!!!

Cal Arts Student

Grr. Oh. Mah. Gawd. How could you tell those vultures about the sekrit wedding? WHAT PART OF SEKRIT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?!

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Kaspar the Creepy Ghost

Film Student

I will totally pay you $1000 to secretly draw a giant angry zit on Derek's ass the next time you use him in a shot and not let him see the final cut until the whole class does.

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Maxine Rodriguez

Makeup and FX Artist

Pretty obviously a genius. She's ahead of the curve and the thing that really sucks about that is that everybody in the big swoop of the bell stares at you like you're crazy, even if they're all going to try to be you six months to a year from now, when they'll, you know, conveniently forget that history. This is because they are assholes. Do not let them win.

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Misty Alvarez

Film Student

You didn't need the makeover. You did need the confidence! Girl, work it!

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Sasha's Ex

Film Student

I still totally don't get this one. Like... how. OK, other than the punching tabloid assholes thing -- that you have in common. I don't know if I'm supposed to love you or hate you or what? I don't get straight answers out of her, either. Is that secretly what being bi is actually all about? Wait, why am I asking you... <meanders off looking confused>

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Reno Fisher

Film Student

...so, like, how does it feel being Dad? Because I think you've been assigned the role of Dad, more than Director.

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Dante Richards

Teacher's Assistant

...my eyes are up here, Mister.

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Sasha Savage (Slasher)

Film Student
Former Porn Starlet

Sasha Savage -- yes, that's really her given name -- was an up and coming porn starlet known as 'Crystal Lake' before she got sick of the bullshit and decided she wanted to direct.

She's actually not bad! More talent behind the camera than in front of it, and a pragmatism that serves her fairly well. She's feelin' the retro vibe and looks like she fell out of the 1950s, just with a lot more Aqua Net going on.

It's little wonder she hangs around with Danica; their shared understanding of idiots shoving cameras in their faces at inopportune moments provides ample reason to bond.

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Nicholas Fletcher (Slasher)

College Student
Band Keyboard Player

Nicholas Fletcher -- Nicholas, or Nick, never 'Nicky' -- was a musical prodigy as a kid. Also, adorable. On a lark, his budding stage mother shopped him out to a cattle call audition for a boy band in Los Angeles, which started his musical career at the age of eleven as 'Little Nicky Fresh', the 'young, sweet one' in the formulaic boy band Where The Boys Are. After the agent responsible for putting the band together realized he was more or less allergic to girls rather than simply skittish around them, she arranged to have her boyfriend's daughter -- Danica Durant, then a young model starting a career with similar reluctance -- 'date him' in an NDA-protected arrangement for mutual publicity. The two 'split' with similarly concocted dramatics when he was 18, the very moment he could legally make his own call on the matter, but the two have remained on good terms since.

When it came time for college, he took what money he could wrestle away from his mother -- which wasn't much after all the legal battles -- and went back to serious study of the piano and an intent to be a serious performer with a relatively quiet private life, emphasis on the private part.

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Dead-o-rama

It's so hard to be careful, so easy to be led

Somewhere beyond the pavement

You'll find the living dead.

Dancin' at the Zombie Zoo

Tom Petty - Zombie Zoo

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Darwin Award Winner

Well, that was stupid.

"Only two things are infinite -- the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the Universe." -Albert Einstein

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You're dyin' and you're screamin' inside

Oh you're guilty way before you been tried

It's crazy but you're diggin' it

Aerosmith - Young Lust

2019-02-22
The Abyss
(2019-02-22 • Beaver Lake - Lake Shore) Phase one of the distraction efforts at the lakeside is a success, but at a great cost.
Cast  •   Emily Reed  •  Derek Bloom  •  Matthew Pryce  •  Warren Beausoleil  •  Mallory Miller  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •
2019-02-08
In the Dark
(2019-02-08 • Cell in Dini's Bunker - Deep Woods) Oz and Danica half-rouse while in captivity.
Cast  •   Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •
2019-02-06
Look out Any Window
(2019-02-06 • Beaver Lake - Condemned Building) In which two film students are swapped for some patient files, a rubber duck, and a stuffed rabbit. Fair trade?
Cast  •   Christian Price  •  Laine Gallagher  •  Emily Reed  •  Evaline Mitchell  •  Mallory Miller  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Bastian Roen  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •  Warren Beausoleil  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •
2019-02-02
I'm Coming Out
(2019-02-02 • Dining Hall) Later in the morning, a discussion about ethics vs. art in documentary making, and a rather public hashing out of Danny and Finn's relationship details.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Addison Barrett  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Reno Fisher  •  Sasha Savage  •  Chuck Taylor  •
2019-01-19
Information Society
(2019-01-19 • Second Floor) People come and go on the second floor. It's not quite a party, but the film crew are brought up to speed on what's going on.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Evaline Mitchell  •  Hyacinth Mackie  •  Roxie Moretti  •  Michael Black  •  Tabitha Ryder  •  Emily Reed  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Derek Bloom  •  Kaspar Henrik  •  Paige North  •  Kirk Patterson  •  Sasha Savage  •  Chuck Taylor  •
2019-01-12
The Breakfast Club
(2019-01-12 • Eager Beaver Lodge - Bar and Lounge) And the odds of Danica chasing Derek across the lakefront in a Princess Leia slave bikini whilst wielding a broadsword now stand at +1.
Cast  •   Derek Bloom  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •
2019-01-05
The Next Wave
(2019-01-05 • Eager Beaver Lodge - Great Room) Several film students check in at the lodge.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Roxie Moretti  •  Christian Price  •  Bastian Roen  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •  Addison Barrett  •  Lyle Lucas  •
2019-01-04
Meanwhile Upstairs
(2019-01-04 • Main Lodge - Second Floor) Danny, Oz, Danica, and Max go upstairs to discuss music videos and venereal disease.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •  Kirk Patterson  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •
2019-01-01
One Crazy Summer
(2019-01-01 • Cal Arts Campus + A Field North) In the first few weeks of classes during Danica's freshman year, she's paired up with Oz for a photography project.
Cast  •   Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •
2019-01-01
The Princess Bride
(2019-01-01 • The Renaissance Festival!) A spectacularly embarrassing engagement.
Cast  •   Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Chuck Taylor  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Sasha Savage  •
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