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G058 - Greene, Kaitlyn[/DECEASED]; D/N's character
Topic Started: Aug 17 2016, 12:29 PM (83 Views)
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Name: Kaitlyn Greene
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Grade: 12
School: Cochise High School
Hobbies and Interests: Roller derby, gambling, libertarianism, softball, babysitting, Las Vegas

Appearance: At 5'10" and 168 pounds, Kaitlyn Robin Greene is a noticeably tall and sturdy-looking girl, but her body is top-heavy, tapering somewhat as you move down. She has broad shoulders and a thick chest, but her hips are narrow enough to prevent her body from having a boxy shape overall. Her arms and legs are similar. She's developed pronounced thigh muscles from roller derby, but always had skinny calves, and while her hands and size 9 feet would never be considered dainty, they are smaller than average for her height. Kaitlyn is fair-skinned owing to her Scottish-German heritage, and while she's not outright pale, she's more likely to burn than tan in the Arizona sun, and so uses sunscreen liberally.

Kaitlyn's hair is straight, thick, and plain, a light brown shade without natural highlights. It falls a couple inches past her shoulders, and is either tied in a ponytail or parted on the right and pushed behind her ears. She'll occasionally spray it and try pushing it back or coming up with more complicated styles, but usually finds that too much work.

Kaitlyn would not be considered conventionally attractive. She has an oval-shaped face that's prone to flushing and redness, with a high forehead, a fairly significant jawline, and a notably flat, rectangular nose that has at least avoided being broken. Her eyes are large and a bright bluish-green that she'd consider her best feature. She'll use some foundation to keep her cheeks from flushing too much, but otherwise eschews most makeup, and wears a simple pair of stud earrings.

Kaitlyn dresses plainly and doesn't spend much on clothes, jewelry, or accessories. She wears a thin silver chain around her neck, and dresses mostly in T-shirts, sleeveless tops, or casual blouses with shorts, chinos or jeans. She abhors heels that make her taller than she is already and wears sandals or flat runners like Keds and Vans depending on the weather. Her sense of color is similarly muted, and she sticks to faded shades of blue, green and grey for the most part when deciding what to wear. On the day of the field trip she wore a faded blue polo shirt with khaki shorts and her dark grey Vans.

Biography: Kaitlyn Greene was born on February 2, 1997, and has lived her whole life in Kingman. Her parents, construction worker and renovator Keller Greene and bartender Melanie Sanderson, seemed like an ill-fitting pair from the start. Both of them shared a fondness for desert life and a strong anti-government, individualistic bent, but Melanie considered herself an easy-going free spirit while Keller gravitated more towards libertarian ideals and survivalism. Mel's pregnancy had not been planned, but the two moved in together and, after Kaitlyn was born, alternated between idyllic home life, constant arguing, and stony silences. Melanie would disappear for brief periods of time to stay with family, and when Kaitlyn was five, her mother left to go to California and never returned. Keller took custody of Kaitlyn but was adamantly opposed to seeking support or tracking down Melanie in any way; they've had no contact with her since and last Keller had heard, she'd gotten deep into peyote and other drugs for a while but was now living with a church group in the northwest. Kaitlyn has very few memories of her mother and didn't consider herself much affected by her parents' breakup. She's been through some periods of sadness since then where she wondered it if was her fault, but her parents were always fairly careful to shield their daughter from their personal issues. Perhaps as a result, Kaitlyn was never a child to cry much or be outwardly emotional, and has only asked her father a few times since to talk about her mom. She's given some brief thoughts since then to trying to track down Melanie herself, but doesn't seem to be in much of a hurry to follow up on them.

Kaitlyn was always big for her age growing up, and turned into a tomboy quickly, playing with dirt and toy trucks and showing little interest in "girly" clothes or entertainment. That suited Keller and his laissez-faire approach to parenting well; he didn't have a very nurturing touch and wasn't much of a conversationalist. Raising a child who would run around outside and make her own fun was a signal to him that he was doing a good job. He did make sure to be around Kaitlyn as often as possible, something that was helped by having gone into business for himself as a registered general contractor specializing in home repairs and remodelling. This allowed Keller the ability to schedule the projects he'd be hired for around his ability to drive Kaitlyn to school and back and be with her most evenings. Still, the nature of his work often found him working weekends and doing extra late-night work, and Kaitlyn spent a good deal of time with babysitters and some of her father's girlfriends as she grew up, having no other immediate family in the area.

Keller prided himself on his hardworking nature and independence from others, especially the government, and from an early age worked to install those feelings in his daughter as well. Kaitlyn would only get an allowance or certain gifts from her dad if she did chores to work for it, and the more work she did, the more she'd get. She was allowed to spend what she'd earn on pretty much anything she wanted, and Keller would give her the choice of what chores she wanted to do. Kaitlyn took these rules to mean that as long as she did several tasks well enough to satisfy her dad and earn enough money, that meant she could totally slack off on others and not worry about them. She'd work extremely hard cleaning the dishes or washing her dad's car, as examples, but was a total slob about cleaning her room, considering it her own personal mess and a symbol of burgeoning independence.

Kaitlyn was also subject to her father's long, opinionated rants on government corruption and incompetence, and would be given instructions on basic survival tasks, first aid, and food storage and preparation. For a while Keller was an active part of Kingman's "prepper" survivalist community, but he grew disenfranchised over the levels of paranoia he saw people exhibiting in the aftermaths of both 9/11 and the start of Survival of the Fittest (he felt the government was far too inept to have planned either). Although he still keeps large stockpiles of survival gear and food on hand, he has mellowed in his views over the years, and always pays his taxes on time, albeit with many angry remarks. He had no real issues with Kaitlyn attending a public school, since making sure kids are provided for is one area where the government gets a pass, although that doesn't excuse them for how badly they do the job. Kaitlyn, for her part, would often roll her eyes when her dad made the same point for the hundredth time, but has grown to agree with him on most basic issues. As a kid she liked to imagine that one day all the lights would go out and she'd use her survival skills to save the neighborhood kids, and as a teenager is still willing to argue basic libertarian talking points at the lunch table.

When Kaitlyn was 10, her father surprisingly began a relationship with a state government worker: Patricia Bowles, who worked as a case worker for the Mohave County division of Child Protective Services. Kaitlyn, although she was too young to know why at the time, came to believe that Keller's opinionated views were actually what drew Patricia to him in the first place, given how many times she and Keller would commiserate over the levels of red tape in her job. The two moved in to a new house together when Kaitlyn was 11, a nearby one her father had bought cheaply and completely remodelled, and have stayed together ever since. The move itself didn't affect Kaitlyn much since it was in a very close neighborhood and she didn't have to change schools, but it took some time to get used to having a third person living with them. Kaitlyn would for a while automatically turn her nose up at her new unofficial stepmother's attempts at cooking and loudly complain about suggested TV shows and activities. Keller and Patricia were patient enough to mostly wait this out, and after a few talks with her dad Kaitlyn realized that he wasn't about to change things back. She grew to accept Patricia as something like a long-term girlfriend of her dad's more than any kind of mother figure, and they have a friendly but very superficial relationship. Despite Patricia's day job she has no intention of intruding on Keller's job raising Kaitlyn, who she finds to be perfectly healthy and well-adjusted.

Going through school, Kaitlyn was never an exemplary student. She was active, occasionally loud, and undisciplined, and had problems listening both to authority figures and other students. Her physical nature led her to excel in phys. ed. and she liked working towards art projects and other stuff she considered fun, but academically she was middle of the pack at best. She would occasionally get in trouble for being confrontational or mean to other students, but never pushed things far enough to get into serious trouble for it. As she approached puberty she learned to be less outwardly aggressive as a way to avoid negative consequences, but wasn't able to find any outlet for her adolescent frustration. She grew somewhat sullen and disinterested in things, locking herself in her room for large amounts of time. Kaitlyn did enjoy the new family's occasional weekend trips to Las Vegas. Both Keller and Patricia enjoyed casino gambling and would "trade off" on taking care of Kaitlyn during their trips; one would attend more family-friendly attractions with Kaitlyn during the day while the other gambled, and they would get together in the evening to take in a show or event.

In junior high, Keller became determined to step in and force Kaitlyn to develop a hobby or activity to curb her restlessness, since she wouldn't on her own and he felt he'd given her enough time to do so. An avid hunter, he taught Kaitlyn how to shoot a rifle and took her on junior quail and turkey hunting clinics when she was 12 and 13, but she never took to shooting the way he'd hoped. She did bag a couple birds, but the extended stretches of waiting and long lectures on safety and proper gun use bored her, and she didn't feel that hunting actually required any skill (a belief that got her into more than one argument with her father). Kaitlyn also began playing softball, which she did seem to enjoy. As a pitcher, she threw the ball hard but without much control, and couldn't help but feel good when she saw a bit a fear in the batter's eyes as they stepped up. She's continued playing softball through high school, although she's not a good enough pitcher compared to other students to be used as a starter and usually plays outfield or comes on to the mound in relief. She also began taking some short-term babysitting jobs at 13, and while she's reasonably attentive on the job, she finds most kids annoying and never put her heart into having fun with them. Kaitlyn still babysits on occasion for extra cash, but doesn't take any jobs that will be longer than a couple hours.

When she was 14, Kaitlyn was drawn to investigate the sport of roller derby after seeing the movie Whip It and discovering that the fiance of one of her father's friends was part of a start-up group of Kingman women looking to form their own team. The Belladonna Bruisers, part of a fledgling Western Arizona league called the Route 66 Derby Chix, wouldn't allow Kaitlyn to practice with them, but she stuck around anyway to watch and became a sort of unofficial mascot to the team. The sport was love at first sight for Kaitlyn, and although the league only lasted two years before disbanding, Kaitlyn was inspired to learn how to skate and find some way to play roller derby. She convinced her father to make the 2.5 hour drive to Prescott, the closest place that held junior-level classes, once a month on the weekends and began devoting all the resources from her chores and babysitting jobs to buying skates and roller derby gear even if she didn't have anyone else to practice with. For Kaitlyn, roller derby was perfect; it was a place where she could be as big and as aggressive as she liked, and for a girl who'd never excelled at school and was having trouble finding a passion, it was something she could potentially do better than anyone else.

She also found a second, unexpected hobby during her time with the Bruisers: gambling. The rollergirls would have their own poker nights at someone's house once a month or so, and invited Kaitlyn along one night to teach her how to play. She eventually started hijacking her dad's computer on occasion to play casino games, and reading up on blackjack, poker, and craps, looking for ways to "beat the system". Once she turned 16, her dad agreed to register her on an online poker site under his name, as long as she paid for any money she'd put into the account up front. Kaitlyn lost $50 within days, but came back a few months later after saving up another bankroll and has slowly become a decent player since then. Like roller derby, Kaitlyn enjoys the feeling of controlled aggression she gets while playing games, and feels that its helped her learn patience and long-term planning skills. She's memorized the basics of blackjack strategy, but likes to occasionally push her luck on doubling down and will likewise play tight for at online poker then suddenly go all-in and forcing another player to fold. She will occasionally bust out playing this way, but the thrill of playing near the edge has always held an attraction to her, and she's careful enough to play at a level she can afford to lose.

Also at 16, Kaitlyn began recruiting around Cochise High School for other potential rollergirls to form a new team, and while there were never enough of them to form a complete, legitimate team, she was happy to find a group who were willing to practice with each other around Desert Plains Skate Park and make hopeful plans to actually go to a junior tournament one day. Kaitlyn also gets in additional practice with a group of girls in nearby Bullhead City who find themselves in the same situation, and is hopeful that she can get both groups to team up at least once at a tournament in Prescott before all involved end up going their separate ways. Kaitlyn went through a few different derby names before settling on "Katy Buried", the name she hopes to continue to use as she moves up to adult leagues in the next couple years. Kaitlyn plays lead blocker and even if they don't actually have one, would consider herself "team captain".

At school, Kaitlyn maintains a good group of friends amongst her fellow rollergirls and other girls she gets along with, who will go along with her forceful personality and opinionated nature. She has little patience for many other students, and retains a sometimes aggressive nature, accusing others of deliberately trying to antagonize her even in innocent situations. This has lead to some branding her as a bully and a loudmouth, although Kaitlyn would turn around and accuse them of doing the same to her if confronted. Kaitlyn has flirted with boys in the past and gone on a couple dates, but hasn't shown any interest in a long-term relationship. Her class marks are a steady diet of C's and B's, and she doesn't have any subject she'd cop to even being a favorite, let alone something she feels passionate about.

Kaitlyn currently works part-time at the downtown Target Outlet store in Kingman, and continues to babysit on occasion. She has no current plans for college and has no long-term career choice at the moment; her one overriding goal in life has become over the past year or so to get out of Kingman as soon as she's ready and able. Kaitlyn feels frustrated with Kingman's dead-end nature and slow pace, including the realization that she'll never be able to be part of a proper roller derby squad here. Drawing on her memories of past trips, Kaitlyn has over the past couple years come to see Las Vegas as a personal Mecca, a place where she could potentially play roller derby, poker, and enjoy life to a degree she's not able to in a place with less than 30,000 people. Once high school finishes, she is hoping to pick up a second part-time job and save up as much money as she can for a year or so. After that, she hopes to move to Vegas and get a job there, then trying to latch on with one of the city's roller derby teams and waiting until she's 21 to be able to enter the casinos legally and start playing on a regular basis. While Kaitlyn doesn't truly believe roller derby or poker can lead to anything resembling a full-time career, she's focused on living in the moment, and at this moment, that's what she wants.

Advantages: Kaitlyn is physical and active, with both a strong body and will. This is known around Cochise, and her reputation both in school and at roller derby might defuse other kids from trying to mess with her on the island. Her forceful nature and personality can bend people and incidents in her favor given the right group and circumstances, and she's not one to show fear or be intimidated easily. She has basic first-aid and some survival training and knows how to fire a gun, although she's pretty lapsed in these areas. Although aggressive and blunt, she's learned to temper those aspects of herself to a degree. She has a decent amount of friends but carries an independent nature as well.
Disadvantages: Kaitlyn can easily be over-aggressive, confrontational, and come off as obnoxious or unpleasant, none of which will serve her well with the wrong people. She reacts very poorly if she feels insulted and is dismissive of others, usually feeling that she knows best. Her love of forcing the issue makes Kaitlyn something of a thrillseeker who is likely to underestimate or ignore many dangers, and she plans very poorly and just assumes that she'll come out on top.

Designated Number: Female student no. 058

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Designated Weapon: Horse tranquilizer with syringe
Conclusion: What's with all the Libertarians? Abby just had one, I have one... don't you guys know you're a long ways from the Live Free or Die state? ... Well, unless you get really lucky and find a pair of roller skates, I'm predicting you'll have no trouble fulfilling at least half of that motto. - Josh Baines


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