April 13, 1995Height:
Usually aggressively lesbian, but not against a quickie with a guy if she's bored.Occupation:
Floating; staying with her sister Liz until they kill each otherAppearance Details:
Both ears multi-pierced. Right eyebrow threaded. Both nipples pierced, usually wears a chain. Web of right hand studded. Tattoo. Right Arm: DI$$ENT
. Tattoo, full backpiece: Death and Maiden
. Tattoo, pubic: Abandon All Hope
. Tattoo right thigh: black rose briar/red blood drops.
Prefers ratty men's clothes or heavily studded punk-style leather gear.Personality:
At least on the surface, Ryder is every bit the bitch her twin is not. Combative, aggressive, with a violent temper and a deliberately provocative manner of speaking (unless she's trying to get something from you), she's the very picture of damaged youth. She even carries a switchblade in her boot, for God's sake, and has had to use it once or twice. Oddly, though, nearly every temporary lover she's used and left, while hurt and angry, tends to be somewhat sympathetic towards her, so clearly there's something more to her.Bio:
It's nearly impossible these days to believe, let alone guess, that Ryder is Elizabeth's twin. A fair bit skinnier, she's cultivated a far harder-edged look and personality.
It's not surprising. Liz's decamping with her lover made their well-meaning but shocked and scandalized parents clamp down on their 'remaining' daughter. Ryder (then Lauren; she legally changed it when she turned 18) stood it for about a year, and then cracked, staging a rebellion just this side of open war.
Fed up with all the 'nice' boys her parent kept pushing at her, Ryder dove into the Rave set and flaunted a series of one-night or short-term lesbian flings, often not even speaking to her folks for weeks. Along the way, she acquired a number of piercings and tats and a taste for recreational drugs, coke in particular. It's as if she was trying to take a very large hammer to not only her parents' idea of what their daughter 'should' be, but also her sister's happy, 'traditional' domestic life with her older mistress.
She dropped off her family's radar completely for a while, crashing with friends when she could, working menial jobs, stripping, and moving from one older pickup to another, hustling at clubs- anything to buy food and party supplies, and to fill the black hole in her heart and behind her eyes. Finally, one night, blitzed out of her head, she called her sister's old cel number, and was shocked when she actually answered. They didn't have much to say, but what was said convinced Ryder to come to Chicago, at least for a visit.
Neither of them is exactly sure how that's gonna work. Ryder is a rage-fueled party machine, with more than a few serious issues, but she hopes there's still some shred of the connection she once had with her 'Other Her'...Likes:
Roughish sex, voyeurism, loud parties, older women, being buzzed as often as possible, metal and ink, being irresponsible.Dislikes:
Girly girls, pushy guys, being asked to explain herself, talking about 'feelings', being rejected, music that doesn't make your ears bleed.Ons:
While she's not a 'whip me, hurt me' type, there's very little else Ryder won't do or let be done to her in bed.Offs:
Anything scattish, anything that draws more blood than a tat needle.Played By: