G077 - Raymer, Andrea[/DECEASED]

Joined: March 28th, 2009, 8:42 pm

March 17th, 2010, 9:34 pm #1


Name: Andrea Raymer
Gender: Female
Age: 17 (Birthday - July 11)
Grade: 12
School: Bayview Secondary School
Hobbies and Interests: Caffeine and stimulants, SOTF, sociology and philosophy, underground music, piercings, skate culture, horror movies and film

Appearance: Andrea is fair-skinned, measuring about 5'7" and 128 pounds with a modest bust and hips. She keeps a low weight due to her natural build and a combination of metabolism, insomnia, and caffeine, so she has little muscle mass and the tiniest bit of a tummy. Andrea’s face is heart-shaped with a small nose and a large collection of jewellery. She has nostril, tongue and labret piercings, with her ears boasting 6mm flesh tunnels with multiple other rings or barbells. Her dimples show when she smiles, but Andrea smirks more than she smiles.

Andrea was born blonde, but hasn't seen that color in three years. She's dyed it various colors throughout highschool but usually returns to simple black. She keeps it straight and it currently reaches the middle of her neck. Andrea is mildly nearsighted and usually wears black-framed glasses, keeping her contacts on hand but generally finding them to be too much of a bother. She’ll wear fairly heavy eyeshadow over the dark circles that sometimes accumulate around her eyes, which are a rather brilliant shade of blue that most consider to be her best feature.

Clothing-wise, Andrea usually wears cargo pants or loose jeans with a T-shirt or sleeveless top: sometimes a novelty one and sometimes a branded one such as DC or Vans. She's also got an affinity for skate shoes and flip-flops. Andrea doesn't actually skate, but enjoys the style and has friends who do. She also likes to "go goth" on occasions, and will drag out her fishnets and boots for local concerts and any event that warrants it.

Biography: Andrea was the first child of an upwardly mobile St. Paul family. Her father David was a funeral director who had ownership in three Twin Cities-area funeral homes, and her mother Joanne worked as a group insurance broker. They had a son named Alex five years later, and a typical upper-middle class divorce five years after that. Andrea and Alex went to live with their mother, but both kept up good relationships with their father.

By all accounts Andrea was an extremely intelligent child, but she often seemed bored and disinterested in her classes. In junior high she began to explain missed assignments by saying she was having trouble focusing and concentrating on her schoolwork. This lead to a few appointments with the school-approved psychologist, and Andrea soon headed home with a diagnosis of ADD and a prescription for Ritalin, which she fell in love with almost immediately. After entering Bayview, Andrea began making connections with kids who didn't want their own over-prescribed medications, and she soon had a very minor business set up selling painkillers, stimulants, sedatives, and tranqs to other kids that desired them. Andrea never made much money at this little game, but finding herself both bored and an outsider from the "average" high school society, she enjoyed both the thrill of it and the attention it brought her from her customers. Ever better, she was able to sample various stimulants and other medications that she was soon using to supplement her own prescriptions.

While developing at Bayview, Andrea deliberately deviated from what she considered the norm, gaining a liking for underground music, including local gothic, punk and metal bands, as well as low-budget horror movies and anything involving cerebral indie filmmaking. Her personality combined with her addictions led to a sarcastic, rambling and sometimes condescending conversational form. She can go on for minutes at a time, enjoying the fact that the other person can't get a word in edgewise.

Studies-wise, Andrea hated classes that focused on hard facts and figures, finding the work monotonous, boring and near impossible to focus on and complete. She prefers studies that involve abstract thought and debate, especially in regards to “the human condition”, and can often be seen reading books on the strange ways in which people act and scribbling in a journal. She has also been a follower of SOTF ever since its first season, becoming an early fan of Adam Dodd due to him having what she thought at the time to be the best storyline going. Andrea doesn't follow SOTF to the point of obsession and fully believes it to be real, but to her it’s a logical extension of reality television, combining a deep examination of human nature with crazy death and drama. The primal nature of the show makes it what she calls the “the most awesome sociological experiment of the modern era”, though she often finds herself bemoaning the stupidity of the people involved.

Also soon after high school started, Andrea's father began experiencing medical issues that would soon be diagnosed as gastric cancer. Despite surgery, David Raymer passed away on Andrea's fifteenth birthday. Having spent a lifetime acquainted with death, he would talk freely about his disease and coming mortality with Andrea, and she seemed to take it as well as is possible. He also made sure his children would be taken care of, selling his ownership in the funeral homes to his partner Henry Schenn and ensuring that Andrea and Alex both had a large inheritance coming once they turned 18. Andrea never talked about the issue much, under the belief that her father was the only one who could understand her feelings on the issue. She's become more distant from her workaholic mother since then, although she's become closer to her brother at the same time, endlessly trying to good-naturedly corrupt the more straight-laced Alex.

In her senior year, Andrea remains much the same way she's been throughout high school. She's rambling, outwardly philosophical, and makes no secret that she thinks she's smarter than most other people. However, she's also willing to put on a friendly face with most people and chat them up so long as they’ll put up with her. She keeps up her peddling of prescriptions, and now abuses Ritalin, Adderall, and caffeine pills amongst others, to the point that she's become slightly insomniatic. She'll often joke that her constant stimulant use has caused her brain to function at a higher level than others, but no one is quite sure whether she's serious or not. Her grades are good if nowhere near spectacular, and she'll often suddenly manage to get the answers to puzzles and questions that have stumped most of the class. However, she still procrastinates on most things and has been given the "if only you applied yourself" speech by her teachers on more than one occasion.

Andrea has no real plans for the future, beyond taking a year off after high school to bum about and start spending her inheritance money. She's planning on heading off to college eventually, maybe in Minnesota and maybe elsewhere. If nothing else, it'll afford her another few years to be irresponsible and put off any sort of maturity or personal growth. Many people feel that she might follow her father into the funeral business eventually and she’s given that thought, but feels it might be a bit too predictable a path. And she’d never want anyone to consider her predictable.

Advantages: Andrea's naturally smart and has a knack for puzzles and problem solving. She can think around corners and come up with creative solutions to problems, assuming she cares enough to put her mind to it. She has a decent number of acquaintances around school between those she deals with and those who enjoy her snarky, impulsive personality. Should Andrea hang on to her meds, she can use them to keep her concentration and avoid withdrawal; or bargain for favours. With her devil-may-care attitude and having grown up in a funeral home, she’s more desensitized to death than others and may have the mental fortitude to survive a while on the island. Lastly, Andrea has a good amount of SOTF knowledge, which could be an advantage over those more ignorant of the way the game is played.
Disadvantages: Physically, Andrea’s in average shape at best, her drug use having had its effects. She’s twitchy, her endurance is terrible, and she doesn't really know how to fight with or without weaponry. If deprived of her stimulants and caffeine she’ll go into serious withdrawal mode; and if not, she could go right into near-overdose territory. There are several who dislike Andrea on sight due to her nature and reputation and she has few close friends, issues that won’t be helped by her image as an SOTF fangirl. Andrea often seems more interested in holding a conversation with herself than with others, and her rambling and often insulting way of speaking turns people away. Finally, Andrea is overconfident and thinks she's smarter than she actually is, and may take outrageous risks without considering the consequences.

Designated Number: Female Student no. 077


Designated Weapon: Gunpowder
Conclusion: I am touched that G077 is such a fan of our little game. However, it should come as no surprise to you now that watching is most definitely a different experience than being a participant. If she doesn't learn fast she's toast.

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