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Henley M. VanderBeck

"We are only as strong as we imagine ourselves to be."

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a character in “Misery Loves Company”, as played by TaniaSoulEater

Description




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“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying."




General Knowledge




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Full Name: Henley Mara VanderBeck

Nickname:
"Lee, but it's not common."

Gender:
"Female."

Age:
"I'm 23, 24 next January."

Ethnicity/Race:
"Half Italian, half American."

Sexual Orientation:
Heterosexual/Straight

Room #:
#243

Prior Occupation:
Henley worked as a trainee in a programming company. She designs and tests computer programmes.

Current Occupation:
TBA

Role:
The Angry Princess




Things You Want To Know




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Hair Color: Henley's hair is a light red, with natural copper highlights that shine in the light.

Eye Color: Her hair is dark hazel that turns a slightly lighter shade under sunlight.

Height: 5'3"

Weight: 56 kg

Tattoos: Henley has no tattoos - to be honest, they're a little terrifying.

Piercings: Henley has multiple piercings around the curve of her ear.

Scars: If scars could be documented on the inside, Henley's heart would be a treasure map full of scars. Physically, though, she's got multiple slash scars on her right hip and in the crooks of her elbows.

Character Color: #7D1B7E

Description: Henley is rather small and elfin, though she is easy to pick out in a crowd because of her flaming hair. Her lips are perpetually downward curving, a slight expression of discontent and loathing constantly on her face. Don't be fooled - it's not loathing for you, or for anyone else, but rather for herself. There's something about the way she is always grimacing whenever she passes a mirror that says more than she lets on. Despite this, she's what most people would classify as beautiful, and tends to be very desirable. Her clothes are fashionable and easy to move in.




For Better Or For Worse




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Personality:
{Self-Loathing, Lonely, Addicted, Concealing, Dissociated}
Henley is, basically, a small person filled with hate for herself. She cannot stand the sight of herself in a mirror, and constantly cuts herself. She longs for company, and is addicted to the high that drugs give her. She's very good at hiding, especially the scars and marks she's inflicted upon herself. Despite her wanting for company, she's slightly dissociative, distant and with a lack of empathy. She's also quite impulsive, doing things differently every day instead of keeping a routine. She is also slightly addicted to learning trivia, and knows lots of facts. She listens to music and draws to calm herself down. Her drawing is the only thing she's confident about - Henley is a great artist.
She tends not to feel much unless she's drunk or high, and is distant from others. She tends to feel as though she's not really there, like a spirit or ethereal being, so she will inflict pain on herself to convince herself that she's real. She suffers from slight dissociative identity disorder, otherwise known as split personality disorder. Her alter ego is a girl named Henley Nora, who encourages the real Henley to hurt herself. Henley Nora, who tends to call herself H, is spiteful, vicious, and angry, and is not content with hurting just Henley, though she is H's favourite victim. As opposed to Henley, H is much more vicious and a bit of a sadist. You can tell one from the other - H often has a glint of anger in her eyes, while Henley is more mellow. To sum it up, Henley is the one that start drinking; H is the one that convinces her to finish the bottle, and then another, and another.
Hobbies:
  • Drinking/Shooting up
  • Listening to music
  • Drawing

    Habits:
    • Twisting and flipping pens when talking to people
    • Clasping her hands when they're not busy
    • Fiddling with her hair a lot, especially when she's nervous, upset, etc.

      Oddities:
      • Slight dissociative identity disorder
      • Allergy to shellfish
      • A slight addiction to the game show Jeopardy!

        Likes/Loves:
        • Chocolate
        • Music
        • Trivia
        • Drawing
        • The idea of being loved

        Dislikes/Hates:
        • Shellfish
        • Routines
        • Alcohol/Drugs
        • H
        • Being in strict conditions





        Stuff You Shouldn't know...




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        Strengths and Weaknesses

        Character Skills/Talents:What is your character good at doing?
        • Fluent in Italian
        • Intelligent/Knows lots of trivia
        • Artistic
        • Quick learner
        Character Flaws/Weaknesses:
        • Impulsive
        • Addicted to alcohol and drugs
        • Distrustful
        • Overly nervous


        Secrets:
        • She is in love with the idea of being in love
        • She cuts herself
        • She suffers from dissociative identity disorder

        Fears/Phobias:
        • Athazagoraphobia, the phobia of abandonment
        • A fear of H taking over completely
        • Agoraphobia, which is a phobia of crowds





Remembering The Past




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Biography

Place Of Origin: Kingsford, Dickinson County, Michigan, America

Birth Date: 18 January 1990

History:
Henley's past, in a way, shaped her future. Her father was a successful defense attorney, always away defending cases. Her mother, sick of being left at home all the time, slept around behind her husband's back and got addicted to alcohol. From a young age, Henley always had different men passing through their house. She often had to clean up after her mother, passed out in a pool of her own vomit with an empty bottle beside her. Henley resented her mother very much for doing this, and learned how to take care of herself.
On those rare occasions that Henley was home when her mother was drunk, her mother would hold her and stroke her hair, telling her what a pretty child she was. Henley believed her, and her beauty was one of the things she took pride in. As she grew up, she dated a succession of increasingly abusive boyfriends. She could not seem to find the correct person, and fell to drugs and alcohol. She also began cutting herself, trying to find out what was wrong with herself. She couldn't seem to understand why she wasn't loved.
When she was 20, she'd hit an all time low in her life. In a drunk stupor, she stepped out into the street, and got hit by a car. She was taken to hospital, and had to go through an operation. When she finally regained consciousness, she realised what she'd done. She tried hard, really she did, but H began appearing in her mind and brought her down all over again. She's still trying to regain control of her life, but it's not easy. She signed up for AA meetings, and was on her way to her first, when the Gift of Innocence recruit found her.

Family Tree
Father: John Devyn VanderBeck
Mother: Kyra Fiona VanderBeck, neé Ellery

Happiest Memory: When Henley was much younger, her father took her mother and her to Disneyland. It was one of the best days in her life. Shortly after that, her father began getting busier and busier, and her mother took on drinking.

Saddest Memory: When she awoke in a hospital bed and realised the shambles her life had become.




Theme Song




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Demons | Imagine Dragons
When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood's run stale

I want to hide the truth
I want to shelter you
But with the beast inside
There's nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Curtain's call
Is the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you made

Don't want to let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don't want to hide the truth

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I want to save that light
I can't escape this now
Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide




Other




Other/Misc:

Wants to gain: A way to regain control of her life, and for H to leave her alone.

Anything else:
N/A





OOC
Password: Hey there, I'm TaniaSoulEater but you can call me Tania or TSE. I love Fantasy RPS, with a touch of darkness thrown in. We haven't RPed together before.
How often can you get online? I can post once every 2 - 3 days, but I will check the OOC topic every day. Except for weekends, I'm busier on weekends.
How often can we expect you to be able to post?: Every 2 - 3 days, 4 days if I'm held up on this side of the world.

So begins...

Henley M. VanderBeck's Story