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((Aileen Borden pre-game debut))

The front door of the library swiftly opened, as a pigtailed girl quietly entered.


Aileen Borden often spent her time here, reading anything that suited her fancy right then and there. One day she would be reading about astronomy, the next she would be learning about the life of Charles Dickens. She didn't remember everything she read, but she had learned a lot from her days reading.

Aileen moved towards the non-fiction area, to look for something new to read. After a few minutes, she searched through the biography section, and was annoyed when she saw a book about sewing right in between two books about the life of Abraham Lincoln.

Sighing, she went to place it where it belonged. Didn't people know where to put things in a library? She sometimes (very rarely, though) found books placed on the wrong shelf, presumably soon after students picked it up, read it, and decided not to check it out. Aileen sometimes felt sorry for the librarian after seeing such a case. After all, she would have to be the one to put it back, and she wouldn't be happy about it.

After putting the sewing book back in the arts and crafts section, she went to look at what she wanted to read today, eventually picking up a book about World War II. Having found something, she headed towards a chair, and promptly placed herself in it.

Aileen noticed that there seemed to be only three people present right now. There was herself, of course. The other two were a boy and girl, talking to one another. She wasn't sure if she knew their names, though. Aileen always had problems with remembering what people's names were, and sometimes, she didn't care.

The girl... okay, Aileen definitely didn't know her name. However, she did remember that she was the athletic type, and that she had a thing for running. As of this moment, she appeared to be working in her notebook, while talking to the male.

The boy's name was something like Ben... god, what was his last name? Powers? Powell? Howell? However, she did recall that he was Australian.

Eh, no matter. They probably thought her name was Allie Boredom, or something along those lines. Unless they talked to her, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Aileen flipped open the book, and stared at some of the old images of planes, soldiers, weaponry, and other things related to WWII.

Aileen Borden
Thank you so much!

I went ahead and fixed the part about her height/weight. Man, I was sure I checked out what is healthy and what isn't before writing that. I do remember looking to see what's healthy, but I must have been thinking something else when I wrote that. Anyways, it's fixed.

Same goes for the spacing. Unless you were referring to one paragraph, and I was thinking another, I think it's fixed.

The advantages part was the only hard part to fix. But, I went ahead and went into a bit of detail about those character traits in the biography, and changed the wording in the actual advantages. But, hopefully it should be enough.

Hopefully that fixes those problems. If there's anything else, feel free to say so. :3

Aileen Borden
Name: Aileen Borden
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Grade: 12th
School: Bayview Secondary School
Hobbies and Interests: Reading, writing, listening to 90s music

Appearance: Aileen has straight, auburn hair, that she usually has in loosely braided pigtails, and is almost never seen without them. She usually also tries to keep it nicely combed and organized each day, to the point where she does not concentrate well without her hair up and/or not combed.

She is slightly pale, with freckles on her oval shaped face. Aileen’s eyes are slightly small, narrowed, and almond shaped, with a green iris, while her nose is small and pointed. Her lips are thin, and stern looking. It would seem that the most common facial expression she has is a look of boredom, though oftentimes she appears angry to others. As a result of her bad vision, she wears black-rimmed glasses, and does not wear contacts at all.

Aileen normally wears traditionally feminine clothing, such as a skirt or a casual dress. She is fond of all shades of purple, so it appears in her outfit choices fairly frequently. She wears dark violet Mary Janes on her feet, no matter what the outfit in question is. Overall, she dresses fairly casually. Like her hair, Aileen tries to make sure her outfit is well organized.

She stands at a 5’4, while her weight is at a healthy 137 as of this point of writing. She is on the un-athletic side, due to the fact that she does not enjoy physical activity, no matter what it is. As a result, she has trouble with sports whenever she is somehow coerced into participating. Aileen is also left-handed, and occasionally has trouble with some devices because of it.

Biography:

At an early age, Aileen’s father was rarely present, due to his work that often went well into the night. However, her mother, almost always present in Aileen’s life, was an avid reader, and often read books to her just before bed. Some were stories that captivated the young girl’s mind, such as the story of Rapunzel and her golden hair, or the story about the three bears. Other times, however, Ms. Borden would show her nonfiction books with pictures. Aileen particularly enjoyed the ones about dinosaurs; big, monstrous beasts of the past, that brought both fear and fascination in a small child.

Aileen was a fairly happy young girl, up until she entered fifth grade. When she first entered school, things passed without incident. But, in the fifth grade, other students in her class found her a little “odd”, due to some of her personality traits, and eventually decided to tease her in various ways.

For example, other students often tripped her while she was holding her lunch, causing her to spill all her food that her mom made her. Another example was that someone wrote “FREAK” in one of her notebooks during recess, in big letters, and was never caught.

Eventually, a teacher found out, when he overheard a group of kids discussing a plan to humiliate Aileen, and their parents were contacted. After a bit of parent-teacher conversations about the matter, her tormentors eventually promised to leave Aileen alone, and to apologize to her. They kept their promise for a while, but eventually slipped back into their old behavior, which lasted well into sixth grade.

However, Aileen had another problem going on in her life. One night, she woke up to her mom answering the phone, and then crying. Her father was in a car accident, caused by a drunk driver slamming into his car over the speed limit. This killed Mr. Borden instantly, while the other driver was in critical condition. For a period of time after his death, Aileen was often in a daze, seemingly dumbstruck by the news. Although he was often working, she did love him, and was always happy when he could be with the family. One thing that Aileen still regrets is not getting to know him well enough.

However, even as this was going on in her life, the teasing continued, until towards the end of the 6th grade, when Aileen finally had enough. When it was time for English, she went to get her textbook, and she heard one of the girls teasing her make a comment. At first she ignored it. But just a few seconds later, she heard her saying something that she interpreted to be a comment about her deceased father, and something in her snapped. One minute she was holding a textbook and walking to her desk, the next her teacher was holding her from behind, trying to get her to stop beating the other girl with it. Aileen was suspended for a week for hurting another student, and received a talking to from her mother about the matter.

However, after this incident, Aileen’s personality slowly but steadily changed. By the time she was in 7th grade, she had changed into a somewhat aloof and sarcastic individual, and over the school year this became more and more apparent. Some students continued to tease her, but to their surprise she often made snappy remarks this time. She had decided to not let herself be a “victim” this time, and push anyone away who bothered her. As a result, this often alienated her more from her peers, due to the fact that she refused to talk to anyone. She would usually spend her time reading all by herself, and talking to very few people. Of course, she felt lonely at times, but she felt that this was the only way to not be harassed.

In the present, she is still evasive of contact with others her age, and has been known to have a bit of a temper. As a result of her behavior on some occasions, she is usually considered “bitchy” to those around her, and is usually avoided. Ironically, this has made her more of a social outcast than she was in 6th grade.

Despite what you would expect, Aileen has a strong respect for authority figures, and often attempts to follow the rules, just quietly reading unless disturbed.

However, it is worth noting she is not entirely bad tempered. It has been noted that around some people she is actually less mean-spirited and/or evasive. This applies not just to authority figures, but people she likes in general. It can be said that her bark is worse than her bite.

In fact, it has been shown that she tends to try to look out for people that she does care about, in her own little odd way. Whenever they are in some kind of trouble, she tends to help them with things, such as staying with them if they are in some way injured or upset. Of course, she tends to keep her snarky tone even while doing this, but it can be said that her heart is in the right place, and that she can be very protective of her allies, once she feels they are in danger.

Also, it has been shown that she can be very hard-working, and whenever she feels there is a task to be done, she goes ahead and does it. She can be very proactive in her actions, and tries to find what would be good solutions to whatever problems may come up. Sometimes, during group activities in class, she is doing whatever job she needs to do, while other students are fooling around (how bad it is depends on the group, though). Overall, she tries to make sure things work out for her, and anyone who is relying on her.

As of this point, she isn’t entirely sure what she wants to do with her life. Aileen kind of wants to write children’s books, and tell children about different stories, just like her mom did when she read to her as a child. Her mother is happy with the idea, and encourages her each time she tries to write something. However, at this point, Aileen has writer’s block, and needs some inspiration for how things should go in her story that she is writing. So, she is always looking for something to help her get out of being stumped.

She also enjoys lots of music that came out in the 90s, and seems to know more songs of that time period than modern day songs. Spice Girls in particular is a guilty pleasure for her, and sometimes she subconsciously hums some of their songs, only realizing she is minutes later.

Advantages: Once you get to know and befriend her, she can be a loyal ally, and very protective of those she cares about. Also, she is very proactive, always trying to find a solution to whatever problems that come up, and tries her best to complete any tasks that she feels she needs to accomplish.
Disadvantages: As noted, she is very aloof and sometimes temperamental. As a result, many people try to avoid her, to the point where she has very few friends. She isn’t very athletic, as well.

Introduction Thread
Oh hello.

I am KamiKaze, but you guys can just call me Kami.

Like many others, I came here from TV tropes, which has a fair amount of examples from here. I tend to lurk the site on a regular basis, but I also spend lots of time on Gaia. I sometimes use Livejournal, but, like TV tropes, I mostly lurk.

I am a fan of anime, occasionally making references to ones I like in normal conversation (don't worry though, I try to be the sane kind of fangirl). My favorites include FLCL, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Haruhi Suzumiya (still waiting for Endless Eight to end, though), Excel Saga, Death Note, and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. I'm particularly bad about my love of Higurashi, actually. Oh, I've also been getting into Axis Powers Hetalia, as well.

But, I also enjoy animation in general, as well. I happen to be a fan of Futurama, and used to watch it all the time, when it was on Adult Swim. Sadly, I don't watch much TV anymore, but I was a fan of a lot of Adult Swim's lineup when I did. Another show I happen to enjoy is Happy Tree Friends. Yeah, I know.

Another thing I happen to enjoy is tea. I drink some on a regular basis. My favorite is Earl Grey, with milk and sugar. I kind of want to be one of those people who know everything about tea, actually.

Oh dear. This is getting long-winded. I really like to talk once I stop lurking, don't I? So, I'll leave it here. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more.