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Faria Young
Topic Started: Jan 16 2012, 02:02 AM (510 Views)
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Name: Faria Young
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Grade: Senior
School: Aurora High School
Hobbies and Interests: Photography, trading card games

Appearance: Faria Young is a 5' 7" girl, with dark-green eyes and long blond hair that falls in small waves to the middle of her back. Occasionally she ties up her hair in a pair of ponytails bound with small, white ribbon-ties and lets them rest against her shoulders. She has an average build with a little bit of fat around her body and an average bust to match. Faria wears a pair of black thin-rimmed glasses whenever she's reading, although she doesn't wear it for any other activities. She also doesn't wear much jewelry beyond a simple steel bracelet with an ivy pattern engraved on it. Faria usually wears boring and simple outfits, prioritizing comfort over appearance. She very rarely wears skirts, instead preferring jeans or jean shorts. She prefers to wear loose T-shirts as well, usually untucked. Faria also keeps her camera inside a padded black, square bag that she keeps slung over one shoulder when she has it with her.

Biography: Faria Young was born on April 4th as the child of Robert Young and Emily Rodgers, both of them recent graduates from the University of Washington. When asked what he was going to name the child, he and his wife decided on the name Faria, believing that it would be nice to give their young girl a rather unique name. Of course, good intentions such as that usually don't pan out and her unusual name, while not nearly as bad as it could have been, led to her being picked on in her earlier years during school.

This bullying chased her towards the other bullied kids when she was young and soon she found herself enjoying the company of several of her classmates that were heavily into trading card games. Fascinated by the mechanics of games like Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic: the Gathering and finding it more fun than hanging out with the other girls, she quickly threw herself into it. Her parents indulged her hobby and soon it become a passion for her as she went through her middle school years.

As time passed, however, her parents began to grow a bit stricter on their older daughter. While they still let her play her card games, they began to lecture her on the importance of her studies and her education. Slightly spoiled at this point and a bit irritated at what she believed was their intrusion on her fun times, she didn't react well to the shift in her parents' discipline and this led to some rough spots in her relationship with her parents.

Nevertheless, even with this, she took their words to heart and tried to put more focus on her education. Faria found herself with a natural gift for working numbers, scoring high in her math classes and doing fairly well on other subjects that required some skill at mathematics such as physics and chemistry. She didn't have much motivation when it came to other areas of study and her sedentary lifestyle, she wasn't great when it came to athletics either.

Still, it was enough to get her ahead in life and she entered Aurora High School. She didn't have that many plans for what lay ahead of her, believing it would be best to simply go ahead at her normal pace. Duringa club recruitment event during lunch period, however, Faria found herself in front of the Photography Club's booth, a half-eaten sandwich in one hand as she looked over the club's poster. It featured pictures taken from all over America, supposedly hand-taken by the members themselves. Enraptured by the different locations and the breathtaking pictures, she immediately signed up for the club and begged her parents for a Canon EOS Rebel XSi camera for her birthday. Surprised that she didn't simply ask for money like she usually did, they asked for an explanation and afterward, decided to get her one after finding a cheaper, used one on Ebay.

Delighted with her new camera, she took it almost everywhere she went. She took pictures of anything that caught her eye and while she wasn't a good photographer at the start, she eventually grew in skill and learned how to frame some pretty impressive shots. Her actions and dedication to the hobby was enough to catch the eye of the people who ran the school newspaper and soon she found herself as a member of the paper's staff.

With her extra activities and the more social atmosphere that came with them, Faria began to try to branch out more and try to be less of an introvert. While this worked with some of her friends in the Photography Club, who enjoyed listening to her enthusiasm and drive, her obsession when it came to her various hobbies easily turned other people off to her attitude. It didn't help that she didn't particularly act like a girl either and after a few more weeks of attempting to talk to other people, she finally just gave up and settled on associating with a close-knit group of friends. While this hasn't made her well-known or accepted amongst the regular student body, she's content with what she has at the moment.

Advantages: Faria has a quick mind and is good with numbers. When she has the time to concentrate, it's easier for her to come up with a good strategy or plan of action.
Disadvantages: Faria is slightly farsighted and can't focus her eyesight on near objects that well, which could become difficult in a panic situation. While she doesn't look overweight, Faria isn't athletic and will find strenuous activities extremely difficult. She's rather obsessed with her hobbies and doesn't socialize much with the other students beyond her friends, making her somewhat of an outcast.
Edited by Tythanin, Jan 17 2012, 12:44 AM.
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Faria Young is a 5' 7" girl, with dark-green eyes and long blond hair that falls in small waves to her the middle of her back. Looks like you've got a minor typo there.

Great start overall, there are just one or two little things I'd like you to add in.

Foremost, you mention that Faria is the oldest child. Of how many? Are her siblings boys or girls? How old are they? How does she get along with them?

The other thing I wanted to point out is that you mention in Faria's disadvantages that she is sort of an outcast at her school, but it isn't really mentioned anywhere in her bio. It's stated that in grade school she was bullied for her unique name, but how did this translate into high school? How does she get along with her fellow classmates? Does she have any sort of reputation amongst them, or does she fade into the background?

It's just a couple minor things that could be expanded on to finish rounding her out. :)
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Thanks for pointing out the typo >_>

Anyway, adjusted some things. I originally had planned to give Faria a younger brother, but I discarded that idea and forgot to edit the line where it says she was the first child, so that's why that was still there. As for the rest, I changed the final paragraph to hopefully add some more information. If you need more, I can put it in.
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"And who the hell came up with this play?! "Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet" ...Dude, THEY ALL DIE!"

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