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Jan. 11th, 2017 11:30 pm
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PLAYER INFORMATION

NAME: Bridget
AGE: 31
CONTACT: bridgetvanzandt@gmail.com bgidget on Plurk
CHARACTERS PLAYED: Allison Argent


CHARACTER INFORMATION

NAME: Dutch Velders
CANON: The Strain (TV)
AGE: 28
CANON POINT: from the end of Season Three, directly after the season finale

BACKGROUND: http://the-strain.wikia.com/wiki/Dutch_Velders There’s some information on there that is incorrect at the moment, though. On the wiki page it says she was born in London. According to the series, Dutch was born in New York and moved to London. The other incorrect info doesn’t affect her background.
INCENTIVE: Dutch would agree to stay in Eudio and be an active citizen if it was promised that her three remaining friends back home be kept from being turned into Strigoi. She knows that The Master intended to turn their group leader into a vampire so that he could witness the destruction of the world firsthand and she wants to prevent that. She’s also romantically involved with the other two members of their group, so she has emotional ties to them and doesn’t want to see them turned, either. In exchange, she’ll be extra cooperative and stay a while.
FIT: Even in her home world, Dutch loves sex. In canon she’s openly wished to be a bonobo so that she could be promiscuous and love who she wanted without being shamed for it. She’s bisexual and a big fan of polyamorous relationships, though when she gets very into someone she does sometimes get jealous of their other partners. Since she has lovers back home to whom she is somewhat loyal, she’ll probably try to keep things casual in Eudio and that probably means a lot of flings.
CONSENT: Consent is very important to Dutch. When she wants someone, she tests the waters first by flirting. She would never force herself upon anyone. She knows firsthand what it is like to have consent taken away as it was implied that she was abused and in canon she was nearly raped. These things have further shaped her into someone who would always ask first.
SAMPLES: http://curiousnotmalicious.dreamwidth.org/2285.html?thread=16621#cmt16621
http://thisavrou-log.dreamwidth.org/138247.html?thread=22078983#cmt22078983


ANYTHING ELSE?
Dutch does not have any special powers, however she is skilled with a sword and fairly skilled with a handgun. She is a brilliant hacker as she was able to bring down the internet in NYC in her canon. She is also artistic – It’s mentioned here and there on her show.
Dutch will be showing up with a sword that has a silver blade and her glock 17 ( girl was prepared for a vampire apocalypse, of course she was armed – she’s grown attached to her weapons, they’re like a safety blanket for her ). She will seek out a weapons permit for them.
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Dutch Velders (28)
Born in Brooklyn, bloomed in London. Former hacktivist, currently walking a different path. Artistic, but not for profit. Love a good drink, especially with company.
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Player Information
Name: Bridget
Age: 31
Contact: bridgetvanzandt@gmail.com and bgidget on Plurk
Characters already in Medietas: Karen Page
Reserve Link: http://medietas-mods.dreamwidth.org/1679.html?thread=768143#cmt768143

Character Basics
Character name: Dutch Velders
Character Journal: curiousnotmalicious
Canon: The Strain
Canon Point: Season Three, Episode Four
Age: 28
Icon: http://v.dreamwidth.org/9522380/2441338

Canon Character Information
Appearance: Dutch stands 5’10” tall. She is of slender build. She has naturally blonde hair with dyed black streaks running through it. She has a dreamcatcher tattoo on the inside of her right forearm and a cross tattoo on the center of her back. She often wears dark, smoky eye makeup.
History: http://the-strain.wikia.com/wiki/Dutch_Velders

Personality: On the surface, Dutch projects the image of a badass. The first time you really see her after the conflict at the gas station, she is in the bread truck with Vasiliy Fet. Trying to make conversation, he asks her what her story is. She puts on a tough expression and says “My story, what you see is what you get.” even though there is much more to her than that. She’s unwilling to let the other survivors in right away. She doesn’t trust them at first.

Under the surface, Dutch is considerably more vulnerable. In some ways she is a victim. She was very close to her biological father and had to deal with losing him at the young age of twelve. More than that, she had to deal with his immediate replacement. Her mother remarried possibly sooner than she should have to a man she probably shouldn’t have let into her home as it is alluded to that he sexually abused Dutch. In spite of her vulnerability, Dutch tries not to let herself be a victim for long. She always acts to preserve herself. As a child, she moved away from home as soon as she could. As an adult, she aligned herself with a group of survivors to ensure her own safety. It’s a pattern that repeats.

Though she often acts to ensure her own safety, that’s not to say that she doesn’t go out on a limb for others. On the show she’s been known to put herself in harm’s way to kill vampires and save other survivors. In one particular episode, Dutch is settled into a safe apartment building with her girlfriend Nikki. It’s been fortified against Strigoi, but outside Strigoi are invading the neighborhood and feeding on the less fortunate. Dutch chooses to leave her safe haven to fight off the vampires and save lives. When confronted by her girlfriend, she simply responds that she’s thinking of other people.

Dutch loves very intensely. When she falls for someone, even in a platonic sense, she will do anything to protect them. She doesn’t always exactly know how to show that she loves someone, but she feels very deeply nonetheless. She’s admitted on the show that she specializes in passionate and destructive relationships and that becomes apparent later on in the second season of the show when she is split between two individuals she loves very deeply.

On the negative side, Dutch has a little growing up to do especially when it comes to love. She isn’t the most mature woman around. She rushes into things head first. When her lover Vasiliy Fet is brought in by the police, Dutch is ready to go in yelling and screaming until they release him. Luckily, her more levelheaded friend Nora is there to guide her. Dutch is also unable to choose between the two people she loves when it’s clear being with both of them hurts the two of them deeply.

There is a distinct difference in Dutch after the outbreak begins. The first time we see her she is being ushered into Eldritch Palmer’s office being asked very cryptically to shut down the internet and emergency services with her amazing hacking skills. She agrees for the right price, of course, as a jaded hacker desperate for cash might. A few episodes later when she’s trapped inside a gas station’s convenience store it dawns on her what she’s done. She’s enabled Eldritch Palmer to create an all out vampire apocalypse and there is definitely blood on her hands. She feels guilty. It’s clear that it is part of what is distressing her and not just the fear of imminent death. It’s not in that convenience store that she decides to turn over a new leaf, though. Instead, it’s later on. After the group of survivors she meets turn their backs on her when they realize she is to blame for the communications blackout, that’s when Dutch decides to try and fix what she’s done. That’s when she decided to become one of the so-called ‘good guys’. She uses her ingenuity to create a plan to hack the emergency broadcast system to get the word out about what could kill the vampires plaguing the city to give the surviving humans an upper hand. It’s then that she’s accepted by the other survivors and, perhaps, by herself.

Powers/Abilities/Talents: Dutch is talented with a sword. She is good with a handgun. She’s got a mean right hook. She is an extremely talented hacker. She is artistically inclined.
AU/CR AU Addendum: (If your character is considered AU, please tell us what about them makes them AU and why you decided to make these changes.)

What 4 items would you like your character to have with them on the island during their stay? Her silver sword, her gun, bottle of sleeping pills, bottle of stimulants

Samples - Can be linked
First Person: Traveling from New York to an island paradise by way of a flying ship is something I can honestly say I never imagined would happen. I’m not certain whether I’m happy or upset about this development, really. I’m not certain about anything anymore…
Third Person: (From a PSL)
It had only been months since Dutch had started hunting vampires, but somehow it was starting to feel like her calling in life. A handful of iffy clues had led her to the house in the quiet suburban neighborhood, but judging by the blacked out windows she was looking at Dutch was all but certain she’d found the vampire she’d been looking for. She parked her car about a block away and walked in the daylight, certain her target would be sleeping, to the front door. Crossing her metaphorical fingers, Dutch only hoped that none of the neighbors would snoop or ask questions as to why there was a suspicious woman picking a lock on one of their picturesque houses. Luckily, she managed to get inside.

Her arsenal of weapons was pretty bare compared to what she was used to carrying with her. Dutch only toted her sword and a gun. She figured she would make short work of the Las Vegas vampire. There was only one of him. No need for grenades or other fancy weapons like the ones her mentor back home created in his spare time. Those were meant for nests. She’d behead this one and be on her merry way with another win under her belt.

As Dutch crept through the house, she practically held her breath. Setrakian, the old man who had taught her everything she knew about vampires, would have emphasized that silence was key when walking through a nest of sleeping vampires. Dutch always took his words to heart. Her hand gripped the hilt of her sword tightly, but she kept it low at her side. Her gun was tucked into the back of her jeans. Wherever he was, she was ready for him.

Finally, out of the 4 words, pick one: Chimes, lake, gravel, or sun? Sun
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Feel free to comment here on my RP. Please be courteous and tactful with your comments. I have a heart, too. ;)
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It had only been months since Dutch had started hunting vampires, but somehow it was starting to feel like her calling in life. A handful of iffy clues had led her to the house in the quiet suburban neighborhood, but judging by the blacked out windows she was looking at Dutch was all but certain she’d found the vampire she’d been looking for. She parked her car about a block away and walked in the daylight, certain her target would be sleeping, to the front door. Crossing her metaphorical fingers, Dutch only hoped that none of the neighbors would snoop or ask questions as to why there was a suspicious woman picking a lock on one of their picturesque houses. Luckily, she managed to get inside.

Her arsenal of weapons was pretty bare compared to what she was used to carrying with her. Dutch only toted her sword and a gun. She figured she would make short work of the Las Vegas vampire. There was only one of him. No need for grenades or other fancy weapons like the ones her mentor back home created in his spare time. Those were meant for nests. She’d behead this one and be on her merry way with another win under her belt.

As Dutch crept through the house, she practically held her breath. Setrakian, the old man who had taught her everything she knew about vampires, would have emphasized that silence was key when walking through a nest of sleeping vampires. Dutch always took his words to heart. Her hand gripped the hilt of her sword tightly, but she kept it low at her side. Her gun was tucked into the back of her jeans. Wherever he was, she was ready for him.
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OOC
Backtagging: Perfectly fine, if we both want to keep going.
Threadhopping: Usually fine, but if things seem intense I would suggest that you ask first.
Fourthwalling: I usually skip it.
Cross-canon: Yessss. I love it.
Shipping: Shipping is great just so long as everything is between consenting adults.
Smutting: As long as you are 18+, I'm fine with it. Generally I like to talk about it first, though.

IC
Hugging or kissing this character: If it makes sense, go for it!
Flirting with this character: Yes! Dutch loves to flirt!
Fighting with this character: Definitely! If it's more than a verbal spat, though, we might want to talk it out.
Injuring this character: Bruises and scratches are fine. More than that and I'd want to talk about it, first.
Killing this character: Probably not, but I'll talk anything over.
Using telepathy/mind reading abilities on this character: Dutch has no way of stopping such a thing, so it's okay with me.
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OUT OF CHARACTER
Player Name: Bridget
Are you 16 or older: Yes
Contact: Plurk is bgidget
Current Characters: none
Tag: dutch velders

IN CHARACTER
Name: Dutch Velders
Canon: The Strain
Canon Point: Post Season Two
Age: 28

History: http://the-strain.wikia.com/wiki/Dutch_Velders

Personality: On the surface, Dutch projects the image of a badass. The first time you really see her after the conflict at the gas station, she is in the bread truck with Vasiliy Fet. Trying to make conversation, he asks her what her story is. She puts on a tough expression and says “My story, what you see is what you get.” even though there is much more to her than that. She’s unwilling to let the other survivors in right away. She doesn’t trust them at first.

Under the surface, Dutch is considerably more vulnerable. In some ways she is a victim. She was very close to her biological father and had to deal with losing him at the young age of twelve. More than that, she had to deal with his immediate replacement. Her mother remarried possibly sooner than she should have to a man she probably shouldn’t have let into her home as it is alluded to that he sexually abused Dutch. In spite of her vulnerability, Dutch tries not to let herself be a victim for long. She always acts to preserve herself. As a child, she moved away from home as soon as she could. As an adult, she aligned herself with a group of survivors to ensure her own safety. It’s a pattern that repeats.

Though she often acts to ensure her own safety, that’s not to say that she doesn’t go out on a limb for others. On the show she’s been known to put herself in harm’s way to kill vampires and save other survivors. In one particular episode, Dutch is settled into a safe apartment building with her girlfriend Nikki. It’s been fortified against Strigoi, but outside Strigoi are invading the neighborhood and feeding on the less fortunate. Dutch chooses to leave her safe haven to fight off the vampires and save lives. When confronted by her girlfriend, she simply responds that she’s thinking of other people.

Dutch loves very intensely. When she falls for someone, even in a platonic sense, she will do anything to protect them. She doesn’t always exactly know how to show that she loves someone, but she feels very deeply nonetheless. She’s admitted on the show that she specializes in passionate and destructive relationships and that becomes apparent later on in the second season of the show when she is split between two individuals she loves very deeply.

On the negative side, Dutch has a little growing up to do especially when it comes to love. She isn’t the most mature woman around. She rushes into things head first. When her lover Vasiliy Fet is brought in by the police, Dutch is ready to go in yelling and screaming until they release him. Luckily, her more levelheaded friend Nora is there to guide her. Dutch is also unable to choose between the two people she loves when it’s clear being with both of them hurts the two of them deeply.

There is a distinct difference in Dutch after the outbreak begins. The first time we see her she is being ushered into Eldritch Palmer’s office being asked very cryptically to shut down the internet and emergency services with her amazing hacking skills. She agrees for the right price, of course, as a jaded hacker desperate for cash might. A few episodes later when she’s trapped inside a gas station’s convenience store it dawns on her what she’s done. She’s enabled Eldritch Palmer to create an all out vampire apocalypse and there is definitely blood on her hands. She feels guilty. It’s clear that it is part of what is distressing her and not just the fear of imminent death. It’s not in that convenience store that she decides to turn over a new leaf, though. Instead, it’s later on. After the group of survivors she meets turn their backs on her when they realize she is to blame for the communications blackout, that’s when Dutch decides to try and fix what she’s done. That’s when she decided to become one of the so-called ‘good guys’. She uses her ingenuity to create a plan to hack the emergency broadcast system to get the word out about what could kill the vampires plaguing the city to give the surviving humans an upper hand. It’s then that she’s accepted by the other survivors and, perhaps, by herself.

Abilities/Skills: Dutch has gotten to be above average at fighting off combatant enemies, especially when using her sword. She’s not bad with her gun, either. Her true expertise is with her computer, though. She’s completed NSA level hacks on the show. Her side-passion is art. On the show when she’s not fighting vampires or fortifying the base of operations she can sometimes be found doing something artistic and past artistic projects have been mentioned in conversation. Dutch’s friend and lover Vasiliy Fet has also done a good job of teaching her basic welding and how to fortify doors and windows against intruders.

Strengths/Weaknesses: Dutch is a very technology oriented person, but she also has an artistic mind. She’s very nimble and good on her feet. Dutch learns very quickly.

One of Dutch’s biggest weaknesses is her thirst for alcohol. There’s not a day that goes by that she doesn’t have at least sip of alcohol. Her second biggest weakness is sex. On the show she is somewhat prone to having sex in inappropriate locations. The biggest weakness of all, however, is probably her reluctance to follow instruction from someone she doesn’t respect.

Items: One pair of black leather lace up boots, distressed jeans, black underwear, black bra, purple sweater, long black coat, silver sword, silver nose stud

SAMPLES
Network Sample: I never really imagined myself in space, but to be fair I never really imagined myself fighting vampires either. Life works in mysterious ways, I guess. Anyway, might as well make some friends while I’m here. I’m Dutch, 28. I’m a New Yorker, but I spent a fair amount of time in London, as well, so I’ve got the best of both worlds. I'm kicking back in the galley right now. Really can't complain about this place. The beer is fantastic. I don’t suppose anyone’s got a deck of cards on them? Maybe we could get a game of something going. What does one play in outer space?

Prose/Action Sample: [All of Dutch’s wandering has led her to the mess. It’s a good thing, too, because, as most times, she’s craving a drink. The place is spacious and welcoming enough, so when she walks in she gets a good feeling about the place. That good feeling only increases when she catches sight of the partially stocked bar.]

Yesss.

[She hisses quietly to herself with a big, mischievous smile on her face. When it comes to alcohol, Dutch isn’t a hard one to please. She grabs the first beer she spots and twists the cap off, taking a long drink. Maybe space exploration won’t be so terrible.

Dutch takes a seat at one of the wooden tables, kicking her feet up on one of the other chairs. It’s a comfortable enough arrangement. The beer, while not her usual brand, is also nice enough - chilled and fizzy, everything beer should be, in her opinion. Her eyes roam the mess, looking at her fellow space explorers. Her mother always stressed the importance of forming relationships. At the time Dutch had been an ugly duckling and her mother had worried that her daughter would never be able to skate by on looks alone, but if she could cultivate relationships then surely life would be easier. Perhaps Dutch could cultivate one such relationship in this place. Friends were never too hard for her to find. They always popped up in the unlikeliest of places. She certainly hadn’t been expecting to make friends that night at the gas station when her life had nearly been snuffed out by a gang of vampires. No, she’d found friendship with her unlikely gang of survivors. They were the most loyal, wonderful people she’d ever met. She imagined she’d be missing all of them pretty fiercely, now. Even the old man, Setrakian, with his tendency to shoot glares at missteps and mistakes. Dutch would miss all of them.]

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Dutch’s Playlist



Connection by Elastica
Riding on any wave / There is the luck you crave / They don’t believe it now / They just think it’s stupid

Song 2 by Blur
When I feel heavy metal / And I’m pins and I’m needles / Well, I lie and I’m easy / All the time but I’m never sure why I need you / Pleased to meet you

Ready to Go by Republica
It’s a crack / I’m back / Yeah, standing on the rooftops / Shouting out / Baby, I’m ready to go / I’m back and ready to go

Every You Every Me by Placebo
Carve your name into my arm / Instead of stressed I lie here charmed / ‘Cause there’s nothing else to do / Every me and every you

How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
You shut your mouth / How can you say / I go about things the wrong way? / I am human and I need to be loved / Just like everybody else does

Wonderwall by Oasis
Today was gonna be the day / But they’ll never throw it back to you / By now you should’ve somehow / Realized what you’re not to do / I don’t believe that anybody / Feels the way I do / About you now

Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
’Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life / Try to make ends meet / You’re a slave to money then you die / I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down / You know the one that takes you to the places / Where all the veins meet, yeah
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