Okay, Baal, Xavier needs to meet Olivia (my WIP character). I've decided she'll have BPD.
Originally Posted by Baal Zebul
"But, Kat, what does that have to do with my character?!"
Glad you asked. People with BPD are really great (no, fabulous) at misplacing trust. So, like, they will hate and mistrust their mothers (who stayed at home with them and loved them and provided for them, etc.), but they'll adore a bum on the street and take him under their wings after talking to him for five minutes. I think it would be just too perfect if Olivia decided that Xavier was just about the greatest thing to walk to earth. If you don't think I'm way too creepy for saying so.
Can Olivia please adopt him and just call him Cat? Like the the movie Breakfast at Tiffanys? I would enjoy that too much.
Originally Posted by CraftWork
Aaaaaaaand now I'm going to make my CS.
I dig the cat idea. I have no problem at all with it.
Little Tiny Asian Boy
Cats are very intelligent, also I think by giving it a power I should have no trouble role playing as one. The cat is actually based slightly off ofy sisters, and if Oliva wants to adopt it sure she can try but who really knows with cats.
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What the hell did I do to deserve this...
OH THAT'S RIGHT
I intentionally made an UTTERLY TERRIBLE ROLEPLAY! THIS IS GONNA BE SO MUCH FUN!
Craft, because I feel pity for you I'ma give you talking human for free, and roll two powers to choose from tomorrow. Unless you wanna do roleplayer challenge: GOD MODE and do the whole thing without speech. (<-please do not do this).
Anyone yet to post a CS but still interested: PLEASE DON'T MAKE ANOTHER CAT. DOGS ALSO NOT OK.
name: Olivia Constantinou
description (photo not required, but allowed.):
personality: As a Borderline Personality Disorder sufferer, Olivia has a very strange, unpredictable, and undescribable personality. She can be civil and "sane" at one moment, and in a complete rage the very next. Like the vast majority of those with BPD, Olivia has extremely low self worth, and does not take well to criticism. She suffers from extreme rage, and will throw a temper tantrum at any time for any (or no) reason. She is very difficult to get along with, and even more difficult to work with (since most of her symptoms worsen when she is under stress). She easily misplaces trust, and will want to become your best friend the moment that she meets you. She readily divulges personal information, and expects you to do the same. Once she gets to know you, however, she will begin to shut down. If you are a person that she knows and trusts, she will treat you like a stranger, and will not share any information about her life or her secrets with you. She has a paranoid fear of being rejected, so she mistreats those that she loves so that when they turn their backs on her, she can know why. If she is too open with you after knowing you for a while, she will find a way to force you out of her life (usually by abusing you or having a rage attack) so that she cannot feel vulnerable or get hurt. At the same time, Olivia acknowledges that she would prefer to be alone than with others, and would relish in a life of solitude. She is indifferent about whether or not you're around. If one of her loved ones were to die, she probably wouldn't really notice until someone informed her.
In very small doses, Olivia is a very bearable young woman. She has very good social skills, and loves to talk. She is charasmatic, a great public speaker. However, she is also a pathalogical liar. She will only be honest with you if you are alone with her. If she ever says anything to a group of people, it can be assumed that it's a lie. She also lies to avoid getting in trouble with her peers or superiors. So, if she perceives that you will be angry (even if there is no chance of that happening), she will create an elaborate lie to cover her tracks. Often, though, her lies are well thought out, and it is difficult to tell that she is lying. Her lying is only another defense mechanism as a result of her fear of rejection. Most people who meet Olivia adore her. She is very talented at gaining admiration, though keeping it is another story entirely. The bulk of people will say that they like Olivia because she has never really spent the time to get to know them, so they don't know what she's really like.
personal history/current situation: Olivia was born into a very stable home. She was an only child, and her parents loved both her and one another very much. She had a lot of friends in school, though she never grew very close to any of them. She displayed some warning signs of her disorder as a child, but for the most part was very well behaved and agreeable. She and her mother sometimes fought, but her tantrums were typically just attributed to teenage hormones and ignored. She graduated with honors from a public high school in California, then moved to L.A. for college. She was very successful in higher education as well, and had her undergraduate by the time she was 19. Around then was when Olivia began to show symptoms of BPD (a disorder, I might mention, that does not manifest itself until young adulthood). Unable to adapt to the adult world, Olivia dropped out of graduate school. She spent four months (and all of her savings) living in an apartment with her boyfriend. Her parents were shocked, but tried to be supportive. Finally, the funds ran out, and Olivia had no job and no help.
She moved back home with her parents, who helped her to get on her feet. They put her in therapy where she was diagnosed with BPD, and tried to help her find a job. She found on months later in L.A., and her mother found her a very good, small apartment near work. Going in the right direction and taking anti-psychotics, Olivia began to feel very stable. She found a new therapist in L.A., and really began to love her job. She was happy. One day, Olivia went to work, and her boss informed her that they had to make budget cuts. Her department had been cut, and she was out of work. For two weeks, Olivia searched for work, but she was tired. She didn't want to keep this cycle going. Not a week later, she received a call that her parents had been eaten by a grizzly bear during a camping trip. They left her very little money in their will (because they had been lavish spenders during their lives), and left her without insurance. Immediately, Olivia stopped taking her meds and cancelled on her therapist. She tried to live on the little money that her parents had left, but Olivia had never been very good with money. Her second therapist had told her that it was typical of people with BPD, and had tried to help her save, but it had never helped. Eventually, the well ran dry.
Olivia lived for six months on donations from churches and extensions from her landlord. When worse came to worse, though, he had no choice but to have her evicted. Out of desperation, Olivia immediately sought out a YWCA. All those within walking distance, however, were filled, and could not take her in. It was months later in the line at a soup kitchen that Olivia met Aggie. The two bonded quickly, and Olivia told Aggie everything that had been happening to her as of late. Aggie told Olivia how she rented a cheap room at a nearby motel and had a great job "under the table." Feeling encouraged, Olivia moved into the motel with Aggie. Soon, though, Aggie began to expect Olivia to help pay "rent," so Olivia began to go to work with her friend. It was then that Olivia discovered that Aggie was a prostitute. Frightened, Olivia found herself faced with two choices. So, she ran.
Alone again, Olivia was unsure what to do. She began to beg for money, and some days she collected enough to rent a room at the motel and clean herself up. She began a blog on a computer at the local library, and found a job as a freelance journalist for a local shelter's newspaper. The paper paid only the homeless to write, though the pay was not great. In order to pay for rooms at the motel, Olivia needed to continue begging on the street. When she started to cut back her smoking to a cigarette a day, Olivia realized that she needed to do something for more money. She could't live without tobacco. So, she tracked down Aggie and asked for a job. Aggie brought Olivia to the bar and introduced her to her pimp. Olivia accepted a nightly job, and now works the streets at night and the paper during the day. She keeps a room at the motel most nights, and sleeps outside of a nearby church on nights that the money runs out (because Christians seem to be the most charitable).
superpower preference (if any): Nah. I'm just in because I think this will be hilarious.
I seriously hope I get a giant robot.
DESTROY HALF THE CITY IN AN ATTEMPT TO STOP VILLAINS
MISSION SUCCESSFUL, MAGUNZAR, SPLIT UP
So I was about to read Constantinou's wonderfully long and no doubt richly detailed CS...
Originally Posted by Durandal
And then I saw this. I'm not going to just 'give' you a giant robot. However, if you make this a goal of the character, and go through sufficiently hard struggles, then maybe. (WHY DID I JUST SAY MAYBE AND NOT 'HELL NO'? I AM DAMNED FOR THIS I TELL YOUU!!!)
EDIT: Wow, Con, that is a pretty freaking amazing CS. You show obvious knowledge about the condition, and generate sympathy for your character in a really touching way. I think that with you on board this rp might just be saved-
Originally Posted by Constantinou
No, we're doomed.
You could give me the giant robot instead. You know, out of spite and no because I want it. I'm not trying to manipulate you at all.
WHY DON'T I JUST GIVE EVERYONE A FUCKING GIANT ROBOT THEN!?!?!?
Hmmm, homeless people battling with giant robots...