This is Sanyo news! The warmth of summer has just arrived, the odd chill that was spring is now gone! We got some strange news for you rumor mongers though. It seems that there is a cherry blossom tree atop the Bubble. All attempts to have it taken down seem to have failed. For now it still seems to be under investigation.
Angelina possesses a lanky build, with a height of 176 CM or 5’9”. she isn’t the type to venture outdoors or out of classrooms/libraries and due to that Angelina has a pallid complexion. Mixed with that, Angelina is thin like a stick, weighing up to 58 KG or 128 LBS- it almost gives her a fragile look. Though she often wears baggy sweaters or puffy bomber jackets to combat that. Angelina’s face is framed by shoulder length black hair and wears a pair of fox-like dark brown eyes. Other distinguishing features Angelina possesses are full blossom lips, the colour white as a reappearing motif in her wardrobe and three beauty marks: one near the left side of her jaw, another on beneath the right side of her lower lip and the other, almost reflective of the previous, above her upper lip. [break] [break]Her wardrobe is filled with monochromatic colours and blue. But the most prominent colour is white. she likes wearing sweaters, bomber jackets and dress shirts with a ribbon tied around her collar. she usually wears jeans or dark leggings. Angelina prefers the simple and minimalistic style when it comes to coordinating her outfits. As for footwear, she doesn’t like wearing anything too tall like high heels or wedge heels, preferring shoes like ballet flats or sandals.
[b]Land of the Lustrous[/b] | [i]Bort[/i] | [u]Angelina Young[/u] | [b]helpine[/b]
[attr="class","app-long-field"]Gaming, Woodworks, Journaling and Kickboxing (lmao this is more of an on and off thing than an actual hobby)
[attr="class","app-long-field"]To, somehow, create a mark in history. Create her very own robot with artificial intelligence. Help in the development of artificial intelligence. Make friends and hopefully be able to live life to the fullest.
On the surface, Angelina can easily be read as skittish with her restless nature and tendency to fidget around, tapping her fingers or feet. This skittishness of hers seems to extend to her social behaviour: filled with uhs, ums and ers, as well as nervous smiles. However, once a conversation comes underway, Angelina will soon start to relax and be far more friendly than expected, there’s a distinct sense of yearning- the need to be validated seems to radiate from her. Yet, despite that, Angelina is competitive. She yearns for the thrill of success, the idea that she can be better than others has always been a power fantasy of hers and has a tendency to compare herself to others, particularly if the other person is far more successful or is deemed to be someone just entirely better than her. She uses that as a motivation to work hard to achieve her own goals and to better herself as a person. She is a diligent hard-worker, sometimes to the point where she forgets that she is human who needs to take breaks too. [break] [break]Others who are not familiar with her would say that Angelina is far too ambitious for a girl at her age but the reality is that she is merely a fanciful girl who dreams too big. Often her grand plans are unrealistic, making failure imminent or its presence a familiar one. Most of her crash and burns lead to prolonged burnouts, where she essentially “turns off” for several days, going through the motions of day to day life with a robotic mindset. Though it never lasts too long and before you know it, she’s off again to make a new robot or attempt to try something new. Angelina likes to think she’s adventurous like that. That she’s got some killer adventure-lust waiting to be fulfilled. [break] [break]While Angelina would like to think she has an objective view of herself, that can’t be farther than the truth. At times her perceived self-awareness makes things less... real for her. This can at times make her more egocentric and, as a result, treats others and the world around her more like a video game than reality. It waters down her empathy and that makes her grit her teeth while curling her hands into fists. When agitated, Angelina will let out eighties phrases mixed with expletives and will have a want for some sort of physical release, whether it be violence or aggressively carving out pieces of wood into small statuettes. [break] [break]Angelina is not without faults, she is impulsive and restless by nature. While she tries to be logical and she might succeed in rationalising her emotions, Angelina is hasty when it comes to action. She cannot stand being left to do nothing, she’ll feel antsy at the thought of time being wasted away. It's the main reason why she pulls herself into action, often attempting to do things without the consultation of others. Her slight inferiority complex also spurs her to, at times, attempt to work alone, even though she knows asking for help from others is far more beneficial. In the face of tragedy and sadness, Angelina can easily shut off her emotions and compartmentalised them into a box. But when it comes to anger and embarrassment, Angelina is quick to react- in a flash, blood will rush to her face as she manages to get her tongue-tied. Despite this, she doesn't really consider herself to be easily flustered and tends to use her conversational fillers to slow the conversation down so she'll be able to think of what she wants to say next. [break] [break]However, at her core, Angelina is a diligent and determined girl who attempts to place her fantasies into reality.
Angelina was a child conceived out of wedlock. So, maybe it wasn’t so much of a surprise to see a shotgun wedding crash and burn. But it’s not like her parents didn’t try to make it work. It did work for a decade, her parents wanted it to work so Angelina could have a ‘normal’ childhood, especially her mother. But with the clashing personality of her conservative mother and easy-going father, the relationship broke from years of build up resentment and a lack of good communication. When passive-aggressive comments started to escalate to heated arguments, the moment when Hotaru couldn’t get her anger under control and almost hit her own husband with a ceramic vase had been the realisation for her to end this marriage. [break] [break]The divorce went swiftly and without much argument, Angelina was kept under the care of her mother who fled back to her motherland, leaving her father and their former lives to stay in America. At the age of seven, Angelina was separated from both of her parents as the rest of her formative years were mostly spent with her grandmother in Sanyo City. Her mother buried herself in her work, often finding herself to be flying to different countries due to her job. That didn’t mean she was negligent in her care for her daughter. Often, they’d have scheduled video calls when they can. And when Hotaru found herself time to breath and bask in the sights of Sanyo, she made sure to spend most of her attention and time for Angelina. [break] [break]Angelina didn’t get to see her father again until she was ten years old when he contacted Hotaru for letting him spend at least the summer with Angelina. Her mother was reluctant at first, but after much badgering and begging, Angelina managed to convince her that America was not going to make her forget her own cultural roots and the fact that this might be a great help with her own skills in English. So, off she went to visit her father whom she only had hazy but warm memories of. During the summer, her father, Lauren, would teach her English, eighties slang, American culture, they’d go do other activities that her mother never could bring her to do like fishing or playing video games and he taught her about computers, even managed to get her to help him around his electronics shop. This became a yearly thing that Angelina enjoyed greatly until she was twelve and she came home to meet death in the form of her sleeping grandmother. [break] [break]There was horrifying guilt that came to gnaw on her bones that day, that somehow this was her fault for not being there when her grandmother died. But she easily rationalised it in her mind that it wasn’t her fault because how could she stop the inevitability of death when she barely remembered the basics of first aid? She was just a powerless little girl who wanted to spend time with her father she barely saw, who could possibly fault her for that? This was just… another game over in life, it just left a bad taste in her. That’s all. [break] [break]So, she became her mother’s travelling companion. Transferring from schools to schools over five different countries in a matter of two years because of her mother’s work. While there was a much more stable option, which was to stay in Sanyo City under the care of her mother’s close and good friend, Angelina adamantly disagreed. She didn’t want to stay there, she didn’t want to remember. [break] [break]At the age of fourteen, she and her mother got into a car crash in the highway- a failed and hurried attempt to get to the airport on time, the roads were wet from the heavy rain had sent them to crash with a van Hotaru didn’t manage to see on time. When Angelina first came to, she saw death again in the paleness of her mother’s face and blank eyes. Everything had hurt, especially her head. Her vision was hazy and blurry at best, she can smell sharpness of leaked gasoline mixed with rainwater and she was in too much pain to move or get out. At that moment, Angelina felt like if she closed her eyes she would meet her own game over and that terrified her more than anything. The terror is soon mixed with a wave of almighty anger when she realised death was going to take her by force, even when she had so many things she wanted to do, so many more moments she wanted to spend with her mother, her father, her grandmother. [break] [break]In the gloom of swallowing darkness, it was then she heard a masculine voice who sympathised with her want to live. Icarus was what he called himself and promised that if she agreed, she would live to see another sunrise. Propelled by the fear of death, Angelina said yes. [break] [break]When she woke up in the hospital, Angelina was diagnosed with retrograde amnesia- having forgotten a majority of her memories before the car crash. Of course, she remembered the damned car crash vividly and soon realised that Icarus wasn’t just a voice she made up in her own mind. Icarus’ own reasoning for bonding with Angelina was that he identified with the regret of having lived a short life- somehow, an oddly simple reason. But there was always a catch and that was for Angelina to live her life to the fullest so he could live vivaciously through her. [break] [break]Now, there’s a conflict of interest here. After the traumatic event, Angelina grew a phobia for not only death but the idea of being forgotten as a whole. Even with the help of Icarus, retrieving her memory back- especially in a place where no one knew you- was difficult and harrowing for her. She couldn’t stand the fact that she became a blank slate, that she couldn’t remember the faces of anyone who was dear to her, with the exception of her lovely mother, of course. Her face, at times, haunts her dreams, making her remember the sound of screeching tires and the smell of leaked gasoline diluted by the rainwater. [break] [break]Immortality wasn’t an option. So, she took the next best thing which was immortality through legacies, through making a mark in history. Angelina became obsessed with the idea of making history, to let her name echo in the minds of the next generations to come. As a result, she becomes far more reclusive than she used to. The personality of a happy-go-lucky and cheerful girl was gone and replaced by the same determined and persistent mentality that dominated her own mother’s mind, sprinkled with newfound insecurities and habits that’ve engraved itself into Angelina from the accident. [break] [break]Angelina stayed with her father in America for a year before returning back to Sanyo City to live under the care of her late mother’s close friend. The closeness they’ve had before was gone and Lauren managed to find a new family to be taken into while Angelina obsessed over trying to find ways to be remembered by humanity. Icarus, who at first found this to be interesting, wasn’t necessarily pleased with her way of “living your life to the fullest”. It was a constant argument in her mind, Angelina argued that trying to look for a way to be remembered was her way of living her life to the fullest. Icarus disagreed and pointed out her father who became estranged in Angelina’s life, he had a new family now and she was alone. [break] [break]She saw the point that Icarus was making, realised her mistakes and watched how the only other person important to her moved on. But instead of trying patch things up with her father, Angelina left to Sanyo. This time for an actual new blank slate to start with.
In Prisons, Angelina is able to manifest a black katana that does slashing damage. Other weapons she possesses, is a large wrench that does striking damage. Unlike the katana, the wrench comes from her tool kit. She carries it around in her bag as a safety precaution as well as a memento of her time with her father in America. Well, mostly as memento.
Angelina is literate bilingual, being able to write and speak both English and Japanese fluently. She has fairly choppy Spanish and only the basics of Tagalog.
Jinpugeki -- Deals light Slash + Wind damage to one foe.
Magaru -- Deals light Wind damage to all foes.
Foolish Whisper -- Low odds of inflicting Silence on all foes.
Icarus takes the form of a young Caucasian male with dark brown curls framing his face. The right side of his face is melted, almost as if his flesh was made out of wax. The melting stops just above his mouth. While the other half is perfectly fine, adorning a single dark eye. Icarus' wears a long tan cloth that covers his lower body, there is a long cut that shows the sides of his legs on both side. On his upper body, Icarus wears a brown strap that allows him to have wings made out of paper. His hands are always holding onto the handles beneath his wings. And the wings themselves are ruined, the papers falling off from each other. [break] [break]Icarus is a famed figure who died from disregarding his father's warning about flying too close to the sun due to his own enjoyment of flying. As a result, Icarus had died from having his wings and himself melting from the sun's heat. His myth acts as a cautionary tale of overindulgence and that proper balance is needed or else ruination will come. [break] [break]Much like the myth, Icarus falls far too easily into temptation and often tries to encourage Angelina in indulging herself in instant and short term rewards. He acts as a balance to Angelina's work-focused mentality. Despite his ruined wings, Icarus still manages to hover above land, his legs and back always bent as if he was imitating a bird.