16, turning 17 (Birthday: 11th December)
The voice of reason.
Outskirts of London
Unemployed sixth former
Relatively happy (adoptive) nuclear household, and a cat. Very middle-class.
Siobhan Lyons-Devlin: mother
Declan Lyons: father
Sam Lyons (14): younger brother. Very few friends. Gamer who barely leaves his room and occasionally steals her DS games.
LIKES: mythology, classical civilisation, architecture, citrus, comfy clothing, lemon flavouring, travel, notepads, photography
DISLIKES: negativity, public transport, noise pollution, chili, strawberry flavouring, crowds, brainfreeze
- Faye's A-Levels are Classics, History, Maths and Fine Art.
- Being particularly sensitive to noise and crowds, she will often avoid using public transport unless accompanied. She carries headphones in her bag for this exact reason.
- She's particularly good at time management (fond of desk planners in partiular); leading to most of her friends asking her to make them decent revision timetables.
- Faye's a stationery addict, and Paperchase will forever be her favourite store.
- She had a pagan witchcraft phase in Year 10, much to the ridicule of her friends.
- "All play and no work makes Jack a fast-food cashier."
('THE REASON YOU SUCK' SPEECH)
FAYE: For someone who hates herself, you sound like a narcissist. Like you're so much better than all of my friends.
BECCA: Do I?
FAYE: Don't pull that face, it's patronising. You've been obsessed with discussing my History friends who are genuinely nice--
BECCA: What the hell is nice? Where does nice get you? Asides from bullied and ignored? They're boring, Faye. No amount of niceness is going to get them noticed.
FAYE: First of all, this may come as a shock to the system, but life isn't a high school movie? You're hooked on giving me this weird 'personality makeover' when it didn't even work for you. Nobody really likes you, you're just fun at parties and you sleep with people.
BECCA: That's what you think of me?
FAYE: --It's embarrassing. Where's your self-awareness? Assuming you're above it all, but you still eat lunch with your English teacher once a week "just to chat". You think that makes a change from primary school and having the staff as your only friends because "at least they're mature"...
(A pause. Faye momentarily looks like a deer caught in headlights.)
FAYE, CONT'D: I didn't mean any of that.
BECCA: ...no, I'm pretty sure you meant every word. Look, folks, she has a spine after all! It's cool... if you hate me that much, we don't have to be friends. No-one'll notice you're gone.
Breadsticks are appropriate for anywhere and any occasion.
Dream place to live?
A black cat, Minnie, who is showered in love by all of her friends.
Most appropriate TV trope(s)?
Teen Genius, The Ingenue, Beneath The Mask
How do they feel about love?
It seems a little too idealistic, but she craves it nonetheless.
Tapping on tables/floors. Humming. General noise disturbance.
Religious and to what extent? Any spiritual beliefs?
Semi-religious pagan. Near-death experiences and creepy recall of past lives have to be more than publicity stunts.
Kind of student if they attend/were to attend school? (e.g. class clown, straight A)
Sacrifices sleep for top grades despite being able to pass a subject without revising.
What ONE item would they take to an uninhabited island?
A silver knife seems most practical.
Outlook on life?
It's literally terrifying what the hell is the point
What was your character like as a child?
Very talkative. Boundless amounts of energy.
Do they like the name they were given?
It's okay. Decently normal, but not unmemorable.
Clamming up and going silent; occasional hand-wringing. Playing with slime.
English and Irish Gaelic.
As a child, what did they want to be when they grew up?
Either a painter or a popstar.
Belief in an afterlife?
Reincarnation seems most plausible.
Life's too short and grudges are energy-consuming.
Anyone they really hate?
Um... fascists? *shrug*
Most traumatic experience?
Hearing her parents have sex on more than one occasion.
Do they play any instruments?
She knows basic piano, but has never pursued it fully.
Coke or Pepsi?
Neither. Carbonated drinks give her hella indigestion.
She's a born Ravenclaw.
Body modifications? (Piercings, implants, tattoos etc.)
Not her thing.