warnings for parental abuse and neglect, mentions of self harm and suicidal ideation, slut shaming
Evelyn Jennifer DuNylBirthdate & age:
June 6, 1996 | 21Gender & pronouns:
girl | she / herOrientation:
gyneromantic gray asexual
and in the closetNationality:
clerk at UMM's bookstore | undeclared majorSES/social class:
upper middle classEducation level:
3rd year in collegeLanguages known:
avoidant personality disorder with some borderline tendencies, depression w suicidal ideation
biracial black/whiteHeight and build:
5'1" and scrawny tbh, she def does not eat enough or take v good care of herselfHair color/style:
long gingery curls that she usually ties back out of her faceVoice/manner of speaking:
kind of soft, always ending stuff in a question? can be verrrrrry phony cheerful and "sweet" in a "please don't be mad at me" sort of way. when she does a 180 and snaps at someone it becomes about 50 times sharper and she can hit yelling point fast when she gets hereDistinguishing marks:
self harm scars on her hands and fingers mostly, covered in frecklesFashion/way of dress:
Jenny very much emphasizes comfort over style and is prone to ratty jeans, worn in sneakers, and leggings. She likes the color blue and nautical themed things and has been known to wear jumpers and rompers a lot because they're easy and comfortable. The other 1% of the time, Claire's probably dressing her and putting make up on her face and stuff, which is nice and she definitely looks hella cute in a nice skirt or dress but haha yeah that's usually too much okay.
99% of the time she has her hair pulled back, either in with a headband or tied with a hairtie or scrunchie to keep it away from her face.General impression:
The first thing most people notice about Jenny's posturing is how much she smiles
and how phony
her smile is. It's definitely too tight, a nervous thing that stretches over her face like she's about to cry or scream at any minute. She's short already, but she seems to want to make herself even smaller when she moves around because she often slouches or slumps, hunching her shoulders as if trying to protect from something.
She's absolutely the sort of person who dances out of the way whenever anyone comes near her, she laughs nervously and apologizes too much and sometimes, on a bad day, you can hear an edge to her voice like she's going to snap.
+ Being useful to others
+ The pets she shares with Claire
+ Cute nautical things
- Her father
- Her temperFears:
She's very much afraid of not being "worth" being alive or the idea that she's "useless". She works extra hard to make everyone think that they should keep her around.Dreams/Goals:
To make her father admit she has some use okay.Strengths:
quick to share things with others even if she doesn't know them well, very readily helps where people need herFlaws:
quick to anger and blurt out the first nasty thing that comes to mind in which she starts to hate herself immediately after, has very little regard for herself and pretty much thinks she's The Worst and will tell anyone who asks, very very distant actually with othersQuirks:
prone to sharing food or anything with anyone, has perfect pitch and has had a fairly easy time learning how to play instruments and understand music, that smile of hersWhat puts your character at ease:
laying in bed and staring at the wall, playing music, cookingWhat makes your character uncomfortable:
being around most people because she feels like she has to put up an act, being around her father most of allSoft spots/vulnerabilities:
her feelings of "not being good enough", her father, being called "Evelyn", Cora SterlingHow they try to come across to others:
:) quiet wallflower who will do whatever you want shh it's okay she's usefulWhat they try to hide about themselves:
everything else, especially her temper and violent thoughts How they really feel about themselves:
she's a waste of space, she's terrible, she's mean and cruel and no one should be around her because all she does is hurt them or test themCharacter traits:
Jenny DuNyl is an incredible mess of contradictions and peeling layers that sometimes all show themselves at once. Let's break it down.
The topmost layer: is a very bland, careful blank slate of a human being who always smiles. This is who she wants to be, someone who others can put their fingers in and mold this way and that and come out Exactly What You Need At Any Time. Others will look at her and not see much there, and the most they can really say about this layer is "sweet, I guess?"
That is, until it starts to peel to: a weary nervous kid who's absolutely terrified of other people knowing about her flaws and inadequacies. Seen often when her smile falters, she fidgets and shifts and twists her hair around her fingers. If she tries to be playful, throw out her own two cents, and is rejected Jenny backs down and backtracks immediately, trying to make herself seem like that blank slate again.
If it doesn't work, more cracks appear and you see:
the next layer, a bitter angry person who judges everyone far too much. It slips out when she doesn't think anyone's listening, sarcastic, dry, downright mean
things she says. She'll roll her eyes, make snide comments, et cetera until she realizes someone heard her
and they disagree
and then she starts backtracking again. But, if you press and peel some more there's:
more anger. Violent thoughts. Snap ideas and thoughts about using her hands to tear someone's skin off, dig into their body, pull out blood, scream and hit and rip. These thoughts shake her, and when they come out it's often limited to a quick blow up, yelling and saying every nasty thing she's ever thought and then retreating back into herself, hating herself even more.
It's even worse when she does
The last layer, at Jenny's very core, is unhappy
. Miserable and depressed and hating herself and wanting to prove
to everyone who's ever loved her that they'll leave her too because she's just The Worst
. She pushes and pushes people away, makes herself distant, and then comes in close again clinging to others and testing them over and over and over again until they finally can't stand her anymore.
In short: Jenny DuNyl is kind of a mess.
LIFESTYLE & PHILOSOPHYWhat are your character’s thoughts on…-- Substance use:
she doesn't do them often but she doesn't say no if someone offers-- Sex/romance:
she's absolutely afraid of it, she gets obsessive and imagines violent things when she thinks of sex and romance more than almost anywhere else-- Marriage/children:
doesn't deserve it / would fuck them up-- Religion:
her parents were atheist, she's agnostic-- Politics:
leans liberal but doesn't actually have enough knowledge to care very much-- Technology:
has a working understanding and a Facebook or whatever but she doesn't use it often. she definitely has a Pinterest for recipe ideas.How social are they?:
she'll talk to anyone but she doesn't like to :)Types of people they like: Types of people they dislike:Social profile:
(who in town knows them? Knows of them? For what?)Saving/spending habits:
(are they thrifty? extravagant?)Recreational activities:
(e.g. hobbies / clubs / sports / what they do on weekends)
EDUCATIONMajor/Favorite subject:GPA:How do they feel about their school?:How studious are they?:After-school/part time job:
FAMILY & HOMESignificant relatives / pets:
-- Zacharias Thurston-DuNyl (51, father)
-- Miriam DuNyl (deceased @ age 37, mother)
-- Claire Church
(34, guardian and the only one who cares maybe)Relationship with family:
:))) she hates her dad while simultaneously wanting him to actually give a shit about her maybe!Current residence:Description of bedroom/living space:
bare, looks like she just moved in even though she's lived there for years, she has a few textbooks on a desk and a desktop computer in her room, but the walls are bare and the bedding is scarce and bland.
BACKGROUNDPlace of birth/hometown:General history:
shitty neglectful dad and dead mom, both STEM geniuses.
moved to monroeville when she was 12 bc her dad was tired of dealing w her oops.
met cora sterling, had a weird friendship/romantic relationship, then flipped on her when she slept with someone. mostly to self-destruct the relationship. rip.How their past affects them:
mega abandonment issues thanks dad, thinks she's worthless thanks dad, gets angry and defensive really easy bc she was never taught how to parse emotions well THANKS DADCharacter’s feelings about their past:
why isn't she dead yet she asks herself every day