ANDERSON, Laurie Jun 15, 2017 0:54:26 GMT -8
Post by Laurie Anderson on Jun 15, 2017 0:54:26 GMT -8
Laurie Elizabeth Anderson
<Played by Alishahr>
Full Name>> Laurie Elizabeth Andersone
Date of Birth>> 1/12/2001, 16
Staff or Student>> Student
House>> Green Ribbon House
Face Claim>> Joey King
Personality>> Laurie is rugged and down to earth. She's not known for her etiquette and views the world with a more practical lens. She's stubborn in her ways to the point of bullheadedness, but with enough shove, she can relent. Fiercely independent, Laurie doesn't think she needs help and that a strong woman can do everything herself. She takes her responsibilities seriously and is all too aware of the consequences of her actions. However, she's a natural empath and is sensitive to the emotions of those around her. A good friend and reliable ear and shoulder, Laurie tries to develop a close bond to those around her.
Likes>> Animals, Texas, Chili, Ranching, Open spaces
Dislikes>> Dresses, Reading, Snow, Babies, Chocolate
Fears>> Barn fires, snakes, spiders
Hopes>> To be a horse vet, to make her mom proud
Secrets>> She's tried smoking a few times
Appearance>> She stands just shy of average at 5'5" and has a masculine build with broad shoulders and not as wide hips. Her dark brown hair is usually cut at shoulder length with layers, and it always looks a bit messy. Laurie typically wears jeans and a t-shirt preferring comfort over style. She's a tomboy through and through with a touch of the American West. Lately in an attempt to remake herself, Laurie's been trying to keep up with the latest fashions and even took to a daily makeup regime. She's been growing out her nails and has a particular liking for French manicures and is trying out a new hairstyle with curls.
Markings>> Small burn scars on her arms
Medical History>> Treated for mild burns and shock after barn fire
Full History>> Laurie is Texas born and bred. Though her parents lived just outside of Austin, she spent a great deal of her childhood on her aunt and uncle's ranch. No one ever coddled her,
and as soon as she could carry a broom, she was helping out with chores. From an early age, Laurie learned to ride and to love being in the saddle. Back in Austin, she took reining lessons to stay connected with horses and riding. She also volunteered at a local animal shelter and therapeutic riding stable due to her parents insisting that she 'give back to the community'. Laurie was never serious about competing, and her parents refused to buy her a horse. The Quarter Horse she rode at the ranch was close enough to 'hers' for satisfaction.
Over spring break in her sophomore year of high school, a barn fire broke out at the ranch. Laurie was on the front lines helping to get the horses out, but her horse became trapped in her stall. Devastated, Laurie was forced to flee the building, and her mother sacrificed herself to save more horses. While the fire was contained to just the barn and the adjacent hay shed and loss of life was minimal--two horses and Laurie's mother, the girl felt that the world around her had shattered. Upon returning home, she tried to distance herself from her old life and act more like a normal girl. She tried shopping and dressing fashionably, wearing makeup, and flirting with guys.
Her father was going through his own grief and left Laurie to her own devices. Her aunt and uncle intervened to have Laurie sent to Blue Ridge where their own daughter had graduated several years before. Laurie's father agreed and didn't argue that his own parenting had fallen after his wife's death. So, once the school year had wrapped up, Laurie was sent away to boarding school.