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Miranda Parks

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a character in “Journey of Adulthood”, originally authored by Sunflower, as played by RolePlayGateway

Description

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{β€œGo ahead, hurt me, betray me, nothing new.”}
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Theme Song
Lucy Hale || Make You Believe In Me
Demi Lovato || Skyscraper
Song to Love Interest
Lucy Hale || Lie A Little Better
Demi Lovato || Heart Attack




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{"Just because I try to make others happy, it doesn't mean I'm happy as well.”}
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Full Name
"This is my name, nothing more to say."
Miranda Parks

Nicknames
"Feel free to give another nickname, I love them!"
Randa || Commonly Used
Parker || Rarely Used


Age
"I know, I'm a bit young but I'm very mature for my age."
22

Occupation
"Ever since I ever saw the advice column for the first time in my life this was always something I wanted to do. I wanted to help people and give them advice with difficult problems in their lives, though I chose to keep my identity hidden. Not many people know I'm the author of the advice column and I plan to keep it that way."
Advice Columnist

Sexual Orientation
"I've never actually been with a girl before but I know I'm attracted to them. Who knows, maybe one of you could be my first female relationship?"
Bisexual

Hometown
"Ah, Paris, the city many of you know as the city of love. Though after living there for most of my life, it's just where I call home."
Paris, France

Room #
"Feel free to stop by."
101



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{"I've felt alone in this world for most of my life."}
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Likes
Animals: "Although I may fear some of them, I still like them all. They all have feelings as well, so they should be treated kindly."
Boys: "Well, what can I say, they've got the penis...a girl needs it."
Girls: "They're just so beautiful and they know how I feel."
Mountain Dew: "My addiction."


Dislikes
Jerks: "I hate being around people who just don't care about anyone or anything. All it makes me want to do is put them in their place."
Cheaters: "I've been with my fair share of these idiots. I hate how it made me feel."
Sweets: "If I eat sweets it just makes me feel sick. So whenever I do eat them, it's very rare."
Spinach: "I can't even get over the color or the texture in order to eat it. It just looks, tastes, and feels disgusting."


Distinct Markings
Scars: None that are important.

Piercings: Lower and upper earlobes.

Tattoos: All of her tattoos.


Dreams
Author: "I've been writing a book in hopes that it'll be published eventually and whenever it does I hope to go anonymous, being known as Author X.

Secrets
Murder: "At the age of nine, she murdered her Aunt who was trying to kill her mother. Even though it was in defense, she still doesn't want anyone to know about this.
Diary: "I keep a diary that I write in every night before I go to bed."


Fears
Snakes: "They're just slimy, scaly, and gross. They look creepy and most of them are poisonous. The snakes I like are either caged or dead. I know it sounds sad, but it's true."
Spiders: "I feel the same way about spiders."




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Religion
Agnostic: "Although I may not believe in the Bible, I believe there is someone or something out there bigger than us."

Personality
Miranda is a very caring, outgoing, and independent woman. She tries her best to do things on her own and at times when she needs the help she is reluctant to asking for it or accepting it. She is nice to everyone, even if someone disrespects her. Instead of being disrespectful back, she chooses to kill them with kindness instead, that's how she's always been. Though don't get me wrong, there are times when she does finally explode and when she does you don't want to be anywhere near her because she will take it out on you. She tends to be a bit scary when she finally blows.

Although she is always willing to listen to others and give them advice, she doesn't like talking about her feelings. She prefers to keep them to herself because she doesn't want anyone being in her business or having people constantly worrying about her.




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{β€œMy body is nothing more than a blank canvas, waiting for me to express my feelings in art.”}
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Family Tree
Jacob Parks || Father || Alive
Maria Parks || Mother || Alive


History
Miranda was born and raised in Paris, France. All throughout her life she was happy, up until the age of nine when she had to murder her Aunt in order to protect her own mother. If Miranda hadn't acted when she did, her mother could have been dead right now. Though for the longest time many people thought she murdererd her Aunt just to do it because everyone knew that she had strong feelings towards her and they were nowhere near appropriate. Miranda hated her Aunt and for valid reasons. Though once the truth came out that it was for defense, the rumors died down.

At the age of nineteen, she moved to America and began living in an apartment building in New York and shortly after became the author of the advice column in the newspaper. Although she enjoys her job, she keeps her identity hidden, along with her books that she has been writing. Although she hadn't been published yet, she is very popular in New York City for her books online and hopes that one day she would be discovered by someone who likes her books and would want to publish them officially.

Other than the fact that almost everyone she ever came into contact with betrayed or screwed her over in some way, she's lived a decent life. She's just all alone now and haven't been able to make many friends because of the fear she feels of being hurt again.

So begins...

Miranda Parks's Story

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Character Portrait: Jenny Martin Character Portrait: Molly Curtis Character Portrait: Arias Ponce Character Portrait: AJ Freedman Character Portrait: Tate Harper Character Portrait: Sam Jordan
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OOC: I went ahead and accepted everyone's work in progresses mainly because I really wanted to get this rp started. Though there are only 2 males in the rp. So if anyone would be kind enough to play as a male as well, it would be really appreciated. If not we can deal with just the two.


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Dialogue Color: Lime Green
Location: Apartments
Tate found himself making his way into the Watergate Apartments for the very first time. He's lived in the city for a few months now but this was the first time he was ever able to live on his own. Just a couple weeks ago his brother finally kicked Tate out on his own because he felt that it was time he moved on with his life. True Tate had a valid reason as to not wanting to do this but it was something that needed to be done.

Tomorrow Tate would be starting his first day as a construction worker in order for him to start his new life. He just hoped that everything would go alright. The male found himself walking through the halls, looking for apartment number 159. Upon finding his apartment, he unlocked the door before beginning to bring boxes into his apartment from his vehicle just outside the main lobby.

This was definitely going to take a good few trips, he thought to himself as he began carrying the first boxes into the apartment building and to his room. Tate couldn't believe he told Michael he would be fine carrying the boxes into the apartment by himself. With the rate he was going, it was going to take at least an hour to get them all out of his vehicle and into his apartment.



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Dialogue Color: Light Sea Green
Location: Apartments
Miranda sat in front of her computer screen in the cafeteria of the apartment complex working on her advice column as she ate breakfast. She couldn't believe how popular her column was in New York City when she has only been the author of it for two months now. Though she had a feeling that if anyone knew she was the author, people would be raising questions, especially with her erotic book that had most recently become a national sensation on the internet.

Every time she went out into town she would hear people talking about her book, Undressed. It was already bad enough that her apartment neighbors seemed to be interested in the book as well, but she just hoped that nobody would find out she is Author X or the columnist. Her life would utterly become destroyed.

Miranda's personal life is in both the book and her columns at times and if anyone close to her found out about a few of these things, they would definitely either disown her or be asking some serious questions.

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AJ parked his car in the apartment building's parking lot. He had just returned from a simple corner store robbery that was reported over the police scanner. He rushed over to the store hoping that there was more than just a simple robbery, but the police arrived on scene only seconds after AJ got his camera equipment put together and started filming. It was a waste of his time. No real crimes happen during the day. He still has his job at the New York Times, but he hasn't written an article in awhile.

The pollution filled his lungs as AJ stepped out of his car holding his camera and slammed the door in slight anger. He made his way to the cafeteria inside to get a coffee. He put his camera down on an empty table and grabbed a cup and filled it with black coffee. AJ slowly returned to the table and fell down on the seat. He sipped his coffee as he reviewed the few seconds of robbery footage. His gaze wandered away from the LCD screen on his camera and landed on a woman working on a computer. He shook his head and focused back on the footage.

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Just as Tate set down a box in the lobby, he noticed there was a girl standing there before him with a basket of laundry in her hands. The male listened as she spoke and just shrugged his shoulders with a slight laugh.

"I'm Tate, I'm in 159 and help would honestly be accepted if you're willing to help a complete stranger tote boxes up the numerous stairs. I tried to go for the elevator, but it seems it's out of business," he responded as he slid his hands into his back pockets as he always did when just standing there talking to someone. It was an old habit that seemed to come as if out of nowhere these past couple of years.

With a soft sigh he glanced back down at her laundry and spoke, "Though, if you would prefer to do your laundry that would be fine. I'm perfectly capable of doing this myself, it'll just take longer." Though at that moment he happened to glance at her, finding that she was a bit attractive and in a normal everyday kind of way. Not like many of the other women in New York who were having botox and other strange chemicals pumped into their bodies to make them look "prettier or have things bigger". Honestly, that never seemed to settle with him. The way most of those women look just scares him if he were being honest.



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Location: Apartments
Miranda had been so sucked into her work that she hadn't even noticed one of her neighbors step into the cafeteria and just glance over at her until she sighed and leaned back in her chair, removing her fingers from the keyboard to just stare at the screen with a puzzled look upon her face.

Her boss sent her an email, telling her that she needed to write an article for one of the employees that had been fired that day and she only had six hours to get it done. This was in an area that she had no clue about and it just agitated her. How was she going to get this article done in six hours when she has to do research on it before even starting.

Finally Miranda stood to her feet and refilled her coffee cup as she spoke, "Having a good morning AJ?" she questioned as she began to put creamer and sugar into her coffee before stirring it a bit and taking a seat back at her computer and continued to just stare at the screen as she sipped from the hot liquid.

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AJ listened to her words as she spoke when she came over. He gently pushed his camera away from himself and further into the middle of the table. He looked over at Miranda who receded back to her computer. He spoke up "My morning has been pretty awful. Missed another chance at getting paid."

His hand slowly reached for the coffee cup out of instinct and gently grasped it. He brought it to his lips and took a sip. AJ scrunched his face up at the burnt taste of the black coffee. He focused back on Miranda "So how about yours? Anything interesting happen this morning?"

Once he uttered those words he noticed a police cruiser race by the front of the building with it's lights and siren blaring. He fought the urge to jump up and sprint to his car. He stayed seated and continued to have a pleasant conversation with his neighbor.

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Tate just smiled softly at the female and began leading her up the stairs and through the halls. "So far I'm liking it here," he stated as they finally made it to his hall and began walking past the many doors before arriving to room 159 and stepped inside. "Place the box anywhere and also, thanks for the help," he stated as he set his box down and stood there waiting for Molly to set the boxes she had down somewhere before starting on his way back down to the lobby to get the other boxes. Hopefully it wasn't going to take too much longer. Especially since this was taking time out of Molly's day to do something that she shouldn't have to be doing in the first place, but he did appreciate the help.

"So, do you know of anyone I may have to worry about in this building?" he questioned, trying to fill the silence that was now engulfing them into its abyss.



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Miranda immediately felt sorry for AJ. She knew that his job tended to be a bit rough and his money only comes with every job he gets. She sighed and shrugged her shoulders, "Eh, my boss told me I had to write an article for one of the employees she had just fired and it's about the most recent football game. I don't know anything about football, let alone who was even playing," she stated with a bit of confusion in her voice.

Miranda took a sip from her coffee once more before just deciding to close her laptop. She was getting tired of staring at the screen, just reminded her about this article she had to write which she knew nothing about. At that time she heard the talk show that was on the television in the cafeteria beginning to talk about Author X, the author of the book titled Undressed. Her ears perked up at the sound and began listening.

Her book was still the talk of everything and everyone has been talking about a sequel, which she honestly thought about writing but couldn't seem to think about anything to write for it. All she knew was that she was working on the sequel, it would come ou eventually and hopefully her identity would still be a secret by that time. If anyone she knew found out she was writing erotic novels, it would be very awkward.

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AJ thought about what Miranda said about knowing nothing about football. He does not know much, but enough to get a simple article out. "Hey... I could help you write that football article. I'm not a football buff, but I know enough to understand what happened at the football game. If you need help with it you could stop by my place and we could write it."

His offer was plain and simple. AJ thought that if Miranda told her boss that she got a little help, maybe AJ could possibly get a chance at filling in the job position at her work. After he spoke he looked at her, but noticed she was listening to the television. He turned his head and saw the talk show host showing off that new, and popular erotic novel. "Can you believe that? They're parading that book around like its the bible. I understand it's popular, but no need to worship it." He poured the last bit of coffee into his mouth and trashed the cup in the trashcan close by."Did you get a chance to read that book?"

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Upon arriving back downstairs he answered Molly's question, "I'm a construction worker," he stated just as the two of them were accompanied by a male. He was shocked that so much help had been offered. Tate nodded her head, "Yeah, man. Thanks. I'm Tate Harper by the way," he stated as he held his hand out towards him.

After shaking his hand he sighed and began to lift up another couple boxes. Thankfully after this trip he was going to be finished and all that would be left is the unpacking, which really wasn't all that difficult. He lead his two helpers and neighbors up the stairs and into his apartment before setting the boxes down. He glanced to the two of them with a soft smile and spoke, "Again, thanks for the help. You can get back to your laundry now Molly, that is if it hadn't grew two legs and decided to run away," he stated with a slight chuckle.



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Miranda removed her attention from the television when she heard AJ's voice and responded to him with a soft smile. "Really, thanks!" she stated, responding to his offer about the football article. Though after hearing his remarks about her book she had written she just let out a soft sigh, feeling very used to lying to people about this book. "Oh, yeah, it's pretty good. Have you?" she questioned. Though she already had a feeling that he hadn't read it, there weren't many guys who would. But she just wanted to keep the conversation going.

She grabbed her laptop and stood to her feet before sitting down at the table with him on the opposite side. She laid her laptop down on the table in front of her and sipped from her coffee once more. Miranda then proceeded to set her cup down on the table and glanced back up at the television as she listened to AJ.

As she sat there, she noticed Arias step into the cafeteria and made her presence known to AJ. Miranda just smiled and glanced up at the female from the chair she was sitting in and gave a slight wave. "Hi Arias, how have you been?" she questioned, hoping that AJ would accept her company as well.

Ever since meeting the girl, she thought that Arias was very beautiful but was unsure if she wanted to pursue a relationship with her or continue looking for her dream man. With Miranda being bisexual, there were so many possibilities for her that just made her seem a bit stressed about the ideas she got. So this is the cause of her choosing to stay single and just go with the flow. But she just couldn't seem to help but wonder.

But the fact she liked women, was another thing she chose to keep to herself. Yes, Miranda is a woman of secrets but for valid reason.

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AJ looked over at Arias as she sat down "Hey Arias. Nice to see you. How have you been?" He smiled pleasantly as she made herself known to Miranda and himself. He then focused back on his conversation with Miranda, but he didn't mind Arias joining in "I've read a bit of the book. I just wanted to get the gist of it and I have to say it's... pretty hot." AJ chuckled to himself. He spoke the truth. He doesn't usually lie about anything. He knows that Arias is a lesbian so he has nothing to worry about there, but he didn't know about Miranda. He just wanted to say something that could attract her to himself. He isn't one know to get girlfriends a lot, or at all, but he wanted to see if he could spark a light.

AJ took his camera off the table and close the LCD screen and placed the camera under his seat. He knew there was a crime or breaking news to go out and film, but he enjoys having some conversation time in his day even though it means he is letting the money of the footage slip through his fingers.

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"I've read a bit of the book. I just wanted to get the gist of it and I have to say it's... pretty hot." Miranda was honestly shocked at AJ's response but along with the shock she felt good about the book. If a guy said that it was hot then it had to be good. With erotic novels it was hard for a guy to actually enjoy them more than it was for women.

Miranda smiled and glanced up at him, thinking that maybe, just maybe this could be the guy for her. But she just sighed and looked down at her watch. "Sorry, but I've gotta run. I've got a couple errands I need to run." she stated as she stood up from her chair and grabbed her laptop and began making her way to the stairs.

Not only did she have to go ahead and turn in her advice column, but she had to go pick up her medication and do some grocery shopping or she would end up going hungry for the next couple of days.