|Age: ||17 (July 19th)|
|Height: ||170 cm (5'7")|
|Weight: ||64 kg (141 lbs)|
|Sexual Orientation: ||Inexperienced, interested in the whole spectrum, but afraid of actually pursuing anything.|
|How Long Have You Been at ExCiv? ||Adeline was 'retrieved' in the middle of last school year, her parents no longer able to continue hiding her power when the state mandated testing to show she was making adequate progress as a home-schooled student.|
- Whenever Adeline touches any object other than her own body, she receives random flashes of emotions or past events keyed to that object. These sensations continue to flow through her for as long as she remains in contact, but she has learned to slowly filter out the sensations from most of her own clothing (usually made from plants and synthetics), so long as they do not become 'tainted' by overly strong emotions.Canadian
- Adeline is fluent in French and reasonably conversant in Danish.Weaknesses:Psychometry
- Adeline's power is also her weakness, as she has no control over which emotions or events she experiences, has little ability to filter out any but the weakest of sensations, such as those from plant matter, and cannot turn her ability 'off'. She attempts to limit this by never coming into contact with dead animal matter, and avoiding direct contact with other people, who seem to each possess a wellspring of emotions as endless and relentless as the ocean.Bio:
Adeline is the eldest daughter of a free-spirited Canadian couple, with only a few very vague memories of a very early childhood in Nova Scotia before her parents decided to move clear across the continent and across the border, to a place in the States not far from the Pacific coast, where they started up a vineyard and winery. She had few friends growing up aside from her younger sister, Nadette, but never felt anything was truly missing from her life, indulging instead in her parents' library and exploring the massive property and nearby woods. Though she was driven into town every other afternoon for art and science classes, most of her education came in the form of home schooling from her parents, who made every excuse they could to spend more time with their daughters.
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, however, everything changed. On a warm July night after falling asleep on the couch, having been reading her mother's old copy of From the Earth to the Moon, Adeline awoke from a terrible nightmare... and continued crying out as the nightmare continued. Phantom pain throbbed through her head and images flashed through her mind that left her completely disoriented, until she fell off of the couch, onto the soft wool carpeting of the floor. The leather covering the old couch retained the memories of the death of the animal it came from, however, leaving contact with the couch only brought into focus a myriad of other sensations, flashes, as she sensed not only emotions and past events associated with the carpet, but also with the clothes she had fallen asleep in. By the time her parents roused to come check on her, she had torn off her clothes and was huddled in a ball on the cold, tiled floor of the kitchen, weeping.
Her parents did everything they could for their daughter, withdrawing her from the few classes she was taking at the school in town, and desperately searching for products she wouldn't react too strongly to. Adeline, for her part, began spending even more time outside, the plants and loam of the earth remembering few things but the warmth of the Sun unless touched by strong human emotions. The transition was as traumatic as the nightmare that awakened her, as even her diet had to radically change, effectively now a vegetarian by force, but it was also painful to her to lose physical intimacy, no longer to even hug her parents without a thick layer to keep their skin from touching, lest she be rendered near catatonic by a maelstrom of emotions and memories.
It was really just a matter of time before she was discovered, despite all that her parents tried to cover things up. The schools noticed that Adeline had dropped completely off the radar, and soon there were demands for her to be tested for 'adequate academic progress'. She gave it her best try, but in the end, the counselor who was administering the test, fearing that Adeline was trying to cover up signs of abuse at home, accidentally touched her bare skin, and the very same day ExCiv staff were waiting for her at her parents' vineyard when she arrived home.
Rated as a mere 'A-level', barely a threat to anyone but herself so long as she has no control over her powers, taking Adeline from her family simply guaranteed an environment even less conducive to her new needs. It was bad enough that she was forced into seemingly constant contact with dozens of others her age and even older, but some of the staff seemed to delight in forcing her into contact with objects just to see how she would react. It has taken an immense strength of will to maintain her sanity and sense of self through the months she's already been at the school, having suffered a number of emotional breakdowns, but now that avoiding contact with troublesome objects is no longer the option she had at home, she feels that she's actually gaining a modicum of control in filtering out just enough of everything she comes into contact to function - as long as nobody tries to touch her.Personality:
There is nothing Adeline wants more than to be cured and go home to live with her family again. In the meantime, however, she is finding herself conflicted between competing fears and desires. As much as she misses the companionship of her younger sister, and would like a close friend and confidante at the school, she's terrified of coming into contact with other people, and has become ever more introverted, making the process of trying to make friends even more difficult. Her naturally sunny disposition is under assault from the rain cloud of discovering not only how awful people at the school can be, but having confronted the hardships other people must deal with vicariously through objects she comes into contact with.
Without the freedom to leave the school and go hiking through the wilderness, Adeline has resigned herself to instead reading her way through ExCiv's library, hoping there will be a cure before she exhausts all the books, and secretly hoping she might find someone who shares her love of reading by carefully touching each book in search of strong positive emotions. However, now that the school has a better measure of her abilities, as well as where she is academically, perhaps she might find common ground with the other students in classes that actually interest her.Description:
Adeline wears her sandy blonde hair to just past her shoulders, the dead cells providing yet another shield against unwanted interactions with objects. Her amber eyes are one of the few things she inherited from her father, most of her other features, right down to her fair skin tone, even after years outdoors, were gifts from her mother.
As a matter of of necessity, Adeline rarely exposes more than her head when expecting to interact with others, having brought over a dozen different pairs of gloves to the school, and also preferring long sleeves and pants. Her wardrobe tends mostly toward vivid reds and softer earth tones, but also includes plenty of black, especially a woollen jacket her mother made for her, which she wears not despite, but because
of the strong emotions she feels when wearing it.Sexual Preferences:
A few things here - first, I'm not my characters, which means that my characters' sexuality often actually differs from my own. Just because I'm interested in a kink doesn't mean my character is. Second, I pretty much insist on roleplaying any key scenes related to Adeline's sexuality, but I am willing to concede some 'fade-to-black' leeway for anyone she develops an established relationship with, should their player wish it.OOC Notes:
I keep really odd hours, and don't have anything remotely approaching a regular work week. I don't foresee ever having difficulty posting at least once per day, but more than that could very much depend on my workload, as November/December could
be very busy.