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the rumors are terrible and cruel but honey most of them are true
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2017-06-30 11:41 pm

Permissions;


If there's a light at the end, it's just the sun in your eyes
I know you wanna go to heaven but you're human tonight.


✯ First Impressions

♫ VISUAL: Mack is very petite, standing at about 5 foot 2, but she makes up for it by being pretty boisterous and obnoxious.
♫ FASHION: Mack is not very fashion forward, and tends to dress with a little grunge edge. She likes old, baggy t-shirts and tank tops, and her shorts are usually incredibly short. She likes jeans with holes in them. Mack has blonde hair that she dies part pink, and she considers it her "signature" look.
♫ DEMEANOUR: Because of her short height and her general insecurities, Mack tries to make up for it in attitude. She is very loud, likes attention and enjoys making sure she goes into any situation with all eyes on her. It's hard to miss her in a room, whether you want to or not.
♫ AURAL: Mack is from the south west, and she doesn't have anything considered to be an accent. She has a very rudimentary grasp on grammar, however, and she doesn't choose her words carefully - or all that often correctly - when she speaks.
♫ OLFACTORY: Mack loves to wear perfume, so she probably usually smells like fruity body sprays or perfume marketed by celebrities.
♫ MENTAL INFORMATION: Mack is more intelligent than she lets on, but she won't have anything up against telepaths. Her life is an open book, so reading her mind will present everything about her background, her feelings, and her insecurities.
♫ POWER INFORMATION: None. Information about her river power at [community profile] alteredstates can be found here.

✯ Permissions

♫ BACKTAGGING: Please do, I live off of backtagging!
♫ FOURTHWALLING: Since Mack is an OC, she doesn't have anything to forthwall. However, her river power is sort of a forthwalling joke and is up for grabs for anyone who would be aware of coyote and roadrunner cartoons.
♫ PHYSICAL AFFECTION: Mack is always down for some physical affection, especially of the no-strings-attached variety.
♫ PHYSICAL VIOLENCE: Mack has no fighting skills or experience. She is quick and spunky, but that will only get her so far in a fight.
♫ OFFENSIVE/TRIGGERING TOPICS: Mack's background includes alcoholism (both her own and her mother's), domestic abuse, smoking (cigarettes and pot), and casual sex. She can be a bit loose-lipped about her past, so if these topics offend you please let me know so I can work around her mentioning them.
♫ RELATIONSHIPS: Mack is not opposed to relations of any kind. Enter at your own risk.

✯ OOC

♫ NAME: Bex
♫ PLURK: [plurk.com profile] bexxen
♫ MUSEBOX: [community profile] embarkation
♫ CURRENT GAMES: [community profile] alteredstates

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2016-04-03 11:45 am

about;


my heart is gold and my hands are cold


✯ The Rundown:

♫ NAME: Mackenzie Jolene Stuart
♫ NICKNAMES: Mack
♫ AGE: 21
♫ HOME CITY: Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
♫ OCCUPATION: Waitress at White Coyote Cafe
♫ VISUAL: Blonde and pink hair, blue eyes, 5 foot 3 inches tall. Played by Teresa Palmer.
♫ FAMILY: Mother, Peggy Stuart, Father, unknown. No (known) siblings.
♫ BACKGROUND:

Born in T or C, Mack Stuart grew up in a rundown doublewide with her mother, Peggy. She never knew her father; Peggy claimed to not "remember" him, but Mack assumes he was a deadbeat who skipped town when he found out Peggy was pregnant. Peggy is an alcoholic and dated a number of men through Mack's childhood, most of whom were abusive drunks. Although Peggy wasn't the most attentive mother, she does love her daughter and she and Mack have an affectionate, if strained, relationship.

Mack seriously lacks ambition, having graduated from high school by the skin of her teeth. She never entertained the idea of college, instead settling for the same job she had in high school at a local restaurant. Her only interest besides partying and alcohol was music - at 13, she inherited a guitar from the only decent boyfriend her mother ever had, Todd. He was the closest to a father that Mack ever had; unfortunately, his relationship with Peggy was unsustainable due to her alcoholism and they broke up. Mack taught herself to play the guitar over the next few years and began songwriting. However, contrary to her boisterous and aggressive personality, she suffers from severe low self-esteem and stage fright and refused to play for anyone other than her mother.

Growing up in her mother's toxic environment took its toll on Mack; she began drinking, smoking pot and partying at a young age. Although she avoids hard drugs, she is not above running in bad crowds. She had never gotten into serious trouble and doesn't commit crimes beyond shoplifting. She fell into the same bad relationship patterns as her mother, using casual sex as an escape and dating bad boys. At one point, hoping to finally escape her small town, she ran away to Las Cruces with her boyfriend, Gabe. He was a drunk and extremely abusive, and after being jailed for a car accident while he was drunk, she returned to Truth or Consequences and moved back in with her mother.

Although she dreams of one day moving to a big city and being a musician, she knows in her heart of hearts she is doomed to the same fate that her mother; alcohol, bad men and a shitty trailer in a small town.

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2016-01-29 12:53 pm
Entry tags:

first impressions, permissions, ooc


"He has a killer condo in Tribeca and he didn't murder me in the night so I think it's love."


✯ First Impressions

♫ VISUAL: Mack is very petite, standing at about 5 foot 2, but she makes up for it by being pretty boisterous and obnoxious.
♫ FASHION: Mack is not very fashion forward, and tends to dress with a little grunge edge. She likes old, baggy t-shirts and tank tops, and her shorts are usually incredibly short. She likes jeans with holes in them. Mack has blonde hair that she dies part pink, and she considers it her "signature" look.
♫ DEMEANOUR: Because of her short height and her general insecurities, Mack tries to make up for it in attitude. She is very loud, likes attention and enjoys making sure she goes into any situation with all eyes on her. It's hard to miss her in a room, whether you want to or not.
♫ AURAL: Mack is from the south west, and she doesn't have anything considered to be an accent. She has a very rudimentary grasp on grammar, however, and she doesn't choose her words carefully - or all that often correctly - when she speaks.
♫ OLFACTORY: Mack loves to wear perfume, so she probably usually smells like fruity body sprays or perfume marketed by celebrities.
♫ MENTAL INFORMATION: Mack is more intelligent than she lets on, but she won't have anything up against telepaths. Her life is an open book, so reading her mind will present everything about her background, her feelings, and her insecurities.
♫ POWER INFORMATION: Mack's river power is shapeshifting. Her larger form is a coyote and her smaller form is a roadrunner.

✯ Permissions

♫ BACKTAGGING: Please do, I live off of backtagging!
♫ FOURTHWALLING: Since Mack is an OC, she doesn't have anything to forthwall. However, her river power is sort of a forthwalling joke and is up for grabs for anyone who would be aware of coyote and roadrunner cartoons.
♫ PHYSICAL AFFECTION: Mack is always down for some physical affection, especially of the no-strings-attached variety.
♫ PHYSICAL VIOLENCE: Mack has no fighting skills or experience. She is quick and spunky, but that will only get her so far in a fight.
♫ OFFENSIVE/TRIGGERING TOPICS: Mack's background includes alcoholism (both her own and her mother's), domestic abuse, smoking (cigarettes and pot), and casual sex. She can be a bit loose-lipped about her past, so if these topics offend you please let me know so I can work around her mentioning them.
♫ RELATIONSHIPS: Mack is not in a relationship, but she hasn't exactly gotten to the point of being able to have a healthy relationship, especially since she has never had one before.

✯ OOC

♫ NAME: Bex
♫ PLURK: [plurk.com profile] bexxen
♫ MUSEBOX: [community profile] embarkation
♫ CURRENT GAMES: [community profile] alteredstates

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2015-12-30 09:31 am
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Christmas 2015

RAYMOND "RED" REDDINGTON



ISOBEL MARTINEZ



MERCY THOMPSON



NEW YEARS PARTY

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2015-03-18 12:09 pm

Lesson Learned

When her teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she didn’t have an answer because she didn’t have a realistic point of reference. She knew she didn’t want to be a drunk like her mother or invisible like her father. At only eleven years old, Mack didn’t know of any other options. Girls who grew up in doublewides with no electricity didn’t become mayor like Izzy’s dad. Her teacher was insistent, however, and Mack finally replied ‘a doctor,’ with a drawled out, sullen tone as she sank deeper into her desk chair. Her teacher seemed content with that answer.

Mack, however, was not.

The concept of her future had never bothered her before, and it was a strange sensation that it did now. Discontent built up under her skin, itching like an invisible rash, and it sat there for days. It was that week that her mom brought home Todd, and things changed for a while. Todd was nice. Todd didn’t get drunk and stare at her developing chest with glazed over eyes. Todd paid the bills and got the electricity turned back on. Todd helped her with homework and gave her ketchup with her chicken nuggets. Mack liked Todd, and that’s how she knew he wouldn’t stay.

He did for a while, though. The day before her fourteenth birthday, he slipped into her room with a large, black, strangely shaped case and laid it down on her bed.

“What’s that?” she had asked, staring down at it. It looked old; the black leather peeled off the smoothed curves of the case and the metal clasp was dirty and tarnished.

“It’s a birthday present.” Todd had a beard, and it was one of Mack’s favorite things. She still remembered how it tickled when he kissed her head and how his mustache seemed to eat his lips when he smiled. “Open it.”

The guitar she found inside wasn’t in any better shape than the case. It looked old and worn, but filled with character. Like it had been loved in its youth, played and strummed and carried and protected, and something inside of Mack stirred when she realized how lucky she was to receive such a gift. She picked it up, and Todd taught her to play.

And then a month later, he left.

The things that had changed with his presence went back to the way they had been before. Her mother had never truly sobered up over the few years Todd lived with them, and whatever small steps she made in that direction backslid in his absence. The trailer slowly crumbled again, filled with smoke and the stale smell of booze, and Mack spent more and more time hiding in her room, strumming her guitar and singing quietly to herself. When they ran out of ketchup, her mother didn’t buy more. Mack didn’t notice. She had long ago out grown chicken nuggets.

Todd had been gone for three months when she sat in a beat up pick-up and let Robbie take her clothes off. The first time wasn’t like it was in the movies. It hurt, and she bruised her elbows in the bed of the pick-up, and afterwards, Robbie dropped her off a mile walk from her house because driving all of the way there would have been out of his way. She had her guitar with her, the handle of the case clutched in her hand, because she had meant to play for him but never did. And with the case by her side, alone on the empty road in the subtle glow of the New Mexican sunset, Mack realized what she wanted to be when she grew up.

She wanted to be a guitar. She wanted to be held and loved, to create beauty and magic with another person, who then would tuck her away in a worn case and protect her. She wanted to be so deeply cared for that when her time with them was done, they didn’t throw her away, but instead gave her new life and a new home, and the ability to create again with the love of someone else. Mack wanted to make someone feel about her the way she had felt the day she had been given her guitar.

It was a dream she knew she would never achieve. It was more out of a reach than being a doctor, or the mayor. It was the first real lesson she remembered learning, as she stumbled home on the dirt road, the dry desert wind nipping at her cheeks and brushing the hair from her face in blonde spirals. Next to her, a crumpled piece of garbage someone had tossed out a window rolled next to her on the dirt ground, and she stared down at it with her steely blue eyes. It was an unfair question for her teacher to ask, Mack decided. No one ever taught you in school that there was a difference between what you wanted to be, and what other people would make you become.

    word count: 845
    warnings: implied sexual situations
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2014-03-17 12:43 am

cr chart;

It's a new soundtrack
I could dance to this beat, beat
Forevermore
The lights are so bright
But they never blind me, me
Welcome to New York






ALTERED STATES CR CHART.
BONITO
♪ MARVEL
Bruce Banner
🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
It's alright, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you've been
You're still an innocent
LEFTY
♪ MARVEL
Bucky Barnes
🍆🍆
Cause I'm still trying to figure it out
Don't know what's down this road
I'm just walking
Trying to see through the rain coming down ♪
CASSIE
♪ ORIGINAL CHARACTER
Cassie Riddle
🌟🌟🌟🌟
And you'll say
Don't you worry your pretty little mind
People throw rocks at things that shine
And life makes love look hard ♪
MCFLY
♪ LIFE ON MARS
Gene Hunt
🌟🌟🌟
So we’ve been outnumbered
Raided and now cornered
It’s hard to fight
When the fight ain’t fair
JESSIE
♪ MARVEL
Jessica Jones
🌟🌟
And they tell you that you’re lucky
But you’re so confused
'Cause you don’t feel pretty
You just feel used
MOTHER TERESA
♪ MERCY THOMPSON SERIES
Mercy Thompson
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Cause for a moment
A band of thieves
In ripped up jeans
Got to rule the world
BOSS
♪ THE BLACKLIST
Red Reddington
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Now I know why
All the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
HAEL
♪ ORIGINAL CHARACTER
Sachael Urmen
🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
So dim that spotlight, tell me things
Like I can't take my eyes off of you
I'm no one special
Just another wide eyed girl
MUSCLES
♪ MARVEL
Steve Rogers
🍆🍆🍆🍆
I'm wonderstruck
Blushing all the way home
I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
I was enchanted to meet you
DOCTOR MCSTUDLY
♪ FIREFLY
Simon Tam
🍆🍆🍆🍆
When you find everything you've looked for
I hope your life leads you back to my door
Oh, but if it don't
Stay beautiful.


NPC CR.
CRUSTY
♪ NPC
R
😬
Why you gotta be so mean?


PAST CR.
SPARKLES
♪ MARVEL
Clint Barton
★★★☆☆
♫ ♪
CAPTAIN KIRK
♪ ORIGINAL CHARACTER
Topias Camden
★★☆☆☆
♫ ♪
LADON
♪ ORIGINAL CHARACTER
Ladon Ceto
★★★★★
♫ ♪
THE DOCTOR
♪ DOCTOR WHO
The Doctor (12)
★★★☆☆
♫ ♪
MONI
♪ ORIGINAL CHARACTER
Monique Estille
★★★☆☆
♫ ♪
GOOSE
♪ HEROES OF OLYMPUS
Jason Grace
★★★★☆
♫ ♪
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS
♪ TORCHWOOD
Jack Harkness
★★★★☆
♫ ♪
MRS BOSS
♪ DOCTOR WHO
Leela of the Sevateem
★★★★☆
♫ ♪
DOROTHY
♪ ORIGINAL CHARACTER
Roxy Lexington
★★★★☆
♫ ♪
IZZY
♪ ORIGINAL CHARACTER
Isobel Martinez
★★★★★
♫ ♪
TBD
♪ MARVEL
Natasha Romanoff
★★☆☆☆
♫ ♪
TINKERBELL
♪ MARVEL
Sam Wilson
★★☆☆☆
♫ ♪
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2014-03-02 11:05 am
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theconsequences: (🎸 hoping you could save me now)
2014-03-02 10:51 am
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log listing;

🎸 THIS IS WHAT MAKES US GIRLS 🎸

MARCH 6 2014 | NETWORK | WITH [personal profile] themorals
In which Mack and Izzy arrive in New York City.

MARCH 20 2014 | LOG | OPEN POST
In which Mack is shopping, and not the legal way.

MARCH 30 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] myquietmind
In which Mack greets a new arrival.

APRIL 8 2014 | NETWORK | WITH [personal profile] changeoffate
In which Mack educates on the wonder of a smartphone.

APRIL 25 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] themorals AND [personal profile] 51stcenturyman
In which Mack, Izzy and Jack have a sleepover.

JUNE 6 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] pompous_today
"In which Mack accosts a Bodega shopper with a cool power.

july 11 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] pompous_today
In which Mack tries to outrun some robots.

JULY 27 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] myquietmind
In which Mack is going to be Roxy's lunch.

AUGUST 31 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] themorals
In which Mack and Izzy hang out at the party.

AUGUST 31 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] arkham_doctor
In which Mack talks to a guy at the bar.

SEPTEMBER 25 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] changeoffate
In which Mack tries to get off the island.

DECEMBER 22 2014 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack works in the bar.

JANUARY 4 2015 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack gets a new years present and learns more about Red.

FEBRUARY 9 2015 | LOG | OPEN POST
In which Mack makes some mixed drinks.

JUNE 4 2015 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] arkham_doctor
In which Mack chats up Jonathan.

JUNE 19 2015 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] noneleft
In which Mack welcomes Johanna.

JULY 9 2015 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack is ready to party.

AUGUST 16 2015 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] attackeyebrows
In which Mack requests a balloon... something.

SEPTEMBER 30 2015 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack ends up with a terrible power.

NOVEMBER 22 2015 | LOG | WITH [personal profile] attackeyebrows
In which Mack admires the Doctor's guitar.

DECEMBER 19 2015 | NETWORK | WITH [personal profile] ohstarryeyed
In which Mack signs up to help with a party.

DECEMBER 29 2015 | LOG | OPEN
In which Mack has some fun at a New Years party.

JANUARY 3 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] pretendtoneedme
In which Mack wants to light things on fire.

JANUARY 24 2016 | LOG | OPEN POST
In which Mack attends Cassie's birthday bash.

JANUARY 29 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] perilicious
In which Mack greets a new Drifter.

JANUARY 31 2016 | LOG | OPEN POST
In which Mack decides the end is nigh.

FEBRUARY 8 2016 | LOG | OPEN POST
In which Mack starts a cult and things aren't going well.

FEBRUARY 8 2016 | LOG | OPEN POST
In which Mack gets an unwanted gift from home.

FEBRUARY 25 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] hulk
In which Mack is stalking her new roommate.

MARCH 3 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] hulk
In which Mack and Bruce enjoy a blackout.

MARCH 3 2016 | LOG | OPEN LOG
In which Mack puts together a camping site in the lobby.

MARCH 3 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] theguv
In which Mack serves a new arrival.

APRIL 1 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack bumps into Red.

APRIL 6 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] pretendtoneedme, [personal profile] coyote_walking, [personal profile] dza_devlesa
In which Mack joins a search party to look for Cassie.

APRIL 10 2016 | NETWORK | OPEN
In which Mack gets in some trouble.

APRIL 22 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] theguv
In which Mack tries to help Gene with date ideas.

MAY 3 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack attends a gala at the Met.

MAY 3 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] dza_devlesa
In which Mack talks to Hael.

MAY 5 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] hulk
In which Mack hangs out on the roof of the Met.

MAY 5 2016 | LOG | with [personal profile] pretendtoneedme
In which Mack checks out Sparkles in a kilt.

JUNE 2 2016 | NETWORK | OPEN POST
In which Mack makes an update about The First Space Community Fellowship Assembly of the United Expanse of Our Elongated Feeler.

JUNE 17 2016 | LOG | [personal profile] black_widow
In which Mack decided to troll Natasha about a cat.

AUGUST 5 2016 | LOG | [personal profile] notthatjason
In which Mack gets chased by a goose.

SEPTEMBER 8 2016 | LOG | [personal profile] constitutions & [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack goes on a bender.

DECEMBER 7 2016 | LOG | [personal profile] suspense_kills_me
In which Mack joins Red on the roof.

DECEMBER 12 2016 | LOG | [personal profile] poteryal_soldat
In which Mack hangs out at the Blackbird.

JANUARY 13 2017 | LOG | OPEN
In which Mack helps herself to some decorations.

JANUARY 23 2017 | LOG | [personal profile] dza_devlesa
In which Mack and Hael catch up.

APRIL 4 23 2017 | LOG | OPEN
In which Mack plays at Irene's party.
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2014-02-10 09:03 am

ic inbox;

Hey, it's Mack. You know what to do after the beep. And if you don't, not my problem.

{ text | voice | video }
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2014-02-09 10:25 pm

application for [community profile] alteredstates




Character Information

Character Name: Mackenzie "Mack" Jolene Stuart
Canon: OC
Canon Point: Time from their canon in which character is taken. If there's additional information/events/CR from a previous game, please include a brief description after the canon point they were originally taken from.
Character Journal: [personal profile] theconsequences

Appearance: About 5'3'', Mack isn't particularly imposing physically, but she does her best to make up for it in image and attitude. When she is at work, she adheres to the diner uniform; but only so much as is actually required of her. In her off-time, she usually dresses in sloppy, torn jeans and dark tank tops, and when she's out partying, prefers to sport tight pants and form fitting, short dresses. Her hair is naturally blonde, dyed two-toned with different shades of pink depending on her mood (and if she's gotten around to reapplying the dye recently.). Mack also loves cheap, showy costume jewelry and is rarely seen without a number of silver rings, bracelets and earrings.

Mack!

Another picture.

Her icons.

Age: 20
History:

Mack was born and raised in the small town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Her mom, Peggy, had her when she was only 17, and Mack grew up never knowing her biological father. Peggy always claimed to not "remember" who he was, but Mack long ago accepted the fact that her father was a dead-beat who probably skipped town once he found out Peggy was pregnant and never looked back.

When she wasn't drinking or hanging out with the "boyfriend of the month," as Mack dubbed them, Peggy worked multiple jobs to keep the small family afloat. Eventually Peggy was able to afford a run-down double-wide trailer that Mack has called home most of her life. Although Peggy was arguably negligent, she cares deeply for her daughter and they have a relatively good, if somewhat rocky, relationship. Peggy was never much of a mother to Mack, always fulfilling more of a friend role, and Mack grew up wild with little guidance.

However, in elementary school, Mackenzie befriended the pretty and popular Isobel Martinez. Izzy was the polar opposite of the spunky blonde - affluent, ditzy, and the daughter of the mayor, she wasn't particularly the most obvious candidate for a best friend. But Izzy and Mack hit it off, and have been nearly inseparable ever since.

Since Mack's mother wasn't very present, Mack often found herself at Izzy's house. She was enchanted by the comparative opulence that surrounded her friend, but also the stable and unbroken family Izzy lived in. Mack took to calling Izzy's grandmother her abuela, and in kindergarten, made a Valentine for Izzy's older brother, Javier. That small gesture ignited a life-long crush on the older boy that Mack still harbors even as an adult.

While Izzy's passion was dancing, Mack never particularly developed any ambitions of her own. She preferred the party scene, spending most of her nights forgoing her homework and drinking and dancing with her friends. However, as a young child, Mack did harbor an interest in music and after inheriting a beat up guitar, Mack taught herself to play. Mack and Izzy went as far to start a two-woman band in the fifth grade - Izzy singing and Mack on the guitar - although their organized musical pursuits did not last long. Mack continued to practice, however, but now she will only play it for Izzy, and the girls still talk about reviving their band. While Izzy insists Mack is a musical prodigy, Mack honestly believes her friend is only being nice. However, Izzy and Mack still enjoyed evenings out at the Karaoke bar, where they could pretend to be superstars. The outings often included Javier, which encouraged Mack to attend them even more.

Due to Mack's unambitious personality, she also didn't particularly apply herself in school; although extremely intelligent, she didn't put forth the effort and managed to coast through with barely passing grades. Once they graduated, Izzy moved to Albuquerque to attend college, while Mack stayed behind and got a job at one of the local White Coyote Cafe. Mack continued her partying lifestyle, especially even more so since her only stable family was mostly absent.

Mack concentrated on living day to day and enjoying herself, having no plans for the future. She continued to live with Peggy in the trailer, and when she wasn't at work, she blew her money at parties, clubs in Las Cruces and on booze and cigarettes. She often brought home guys, but rarely had "boyfriends" and when she did, the relationships usually lasted no longer than a couple weeks. When she was 19, Mack ran away to Las Cruces for two months with a guy named Gabriel, who she had ever intent of marrying. Unfortunately, Gabe ended up in a lot of legal trouble and their differences caused a rift, resulting in Mack returning back to T or C, moving back with in her mom and begging for her job back at the Cafe. Mack was already wary and jaded about successful relationships and long term plans, and her failed relationship with Gabe only made her harder towards such things.

Not long after Mack returned, Izzy blew out her knee in an accident and ended up leaving her dance program to return to T or C. Once she settled back in, she got a job at the White Coyote Cafe with Mack and they have been working there ever since. Izzy convinced Mack that they should save up their money and move to Albuquerque to restart their band, and Mack willingly plays into Izzy's dreams and ambitions, although she personally does not feel hopeful that she will ever experience any kind of success. For the most part, she has resigned herself to living a life identical to her mother's, trapped in Truth or Consequences forever.

Personality:

Mack is a little contradictory, a reflection of her stunted maturity due to the lack of guidance in her life. While she can be a kind young woman, Mack has a tough streak that keeps the people around her on their toes. She tends to be extremely reactionary, impulsive, and wears her heart on her sleeve, and it's rather easy to know what kind of mood she is in.

And usually, that mood is somewhat annoyed. Izzy is the ditzy, fun loving of the two; Mack tends to be more pessimistic and sarcastic, preferring to prepare herself for the worst in any situation. Mack says exactly what her on her mind, and is often tactless in her observations.

Mack also does not particularly care for any kind of authority, and has little to no respect for anyone in her life that is an authority figure. This is likely tied to her relationship with her mother; since Peggy always treated Mack as more of a friend than a daughter, Mack did not really grow up with any respect for her, nor did Peggy try to enforce she develop any. There is only one exception to this; Izzy's Abuela, who was the first person to really put her foot down with Mack. As the matriarch of the Martinez family, Mack couldn't help but respect Abuela's position of authority, and even often went to Abuela for guidance and support.

That said, Mack is incredibly loyal to the people she cares about and will fight for them, usually physically. Her trademark attack is the stomach punch, which she has used on multiple sleezy guys in her time. She will freely fight anyone who upsets or becomes a threat to Izzy, and making her best friend cry is a quick way to wind up on Mack's hate list. Even if she tends to be a little prickly and obnoxious, Mack knows she owes a lot to Izzy and her family, and she will not let anyone mess with them if she can help it.

Izzy has been Mack's best friend since kindergarten, and if anything, they are closer to sisters than best friends. While Mack would be the first to say Izzy is annoying, a prude and a giant ditz, the truth is, she is the most stable thing in Mack's life. Izzy managed to keep Mack out of serious trouble through middle school and high school, and it wasn't until Izzy went off to college that Mack found herself getting more out of control. For as hard and dismissive as Mack can be on her good-natured friend, Izzy keeps her grounded and is one of the few people in her life, besides Abuela, who forces Mack to keep in mind the consequences of her actions. Although Mack would never admit it, it's something that she is extremely thankful for.

Relationship wise, Mack has really only ever fallen for one person in her life; she is nuts about Javier, Izzy's brother, and has been since she met him as a child. That said, her attachment to him doesn't stop her from dating; and unlike Izzy, Mack isn't particularly religious and has no qualms about casual sex. While she does form strong bonds with people, she has yet to form a romantic attachment that goes beyond casual dating except in the case of Gabe, and Mack was very disappointed over how he let her down. Due in part to her lacking in self-worth and refusing to form long term romantic bonds due to inevitable disappointment, Mack often moves through boyfriends at the same rate as her mother. Even though her mother's inability to maintain a stable relationship has always deeply bothered Mack, she recognizes it as both their lots in life to never have someone who will unconditionally and loyally love them, and Mack has resigned her romantic pursuits to fleeting moments of happiness and fulfillment rather than look for anything long term.

In a lot of ways, Mack is still incredibly immature. She is very lazy and has little ambition, besides her love of guitar. However, Mack has no faith in herself as an artist and refuses to play for anyone but Izzy, so she doesn't actually believe she is that talented. Mostly, she sees her mother and the failures and disappointments Peggy has experienced in her life, and Mack is determined to keep the bar of her own life low enough so that she can never be disappointed by her own failures. Izzy is the only once who is close enough to her to encourage her to try harder, and it took a lot of convincing for Mack to finally agree to setting a goal to move to Albuquerque and pursue their music career together once they had the money. The only reason Mack really agreed, however, is because she secretly believes it is an impossible dream to achieve and she won't have to ever follow through.

While Mack is often straight-forward with her feelings, another mark of her immaturity is the fact that she constantly feels she needs to put on a show by acting like a bad ass. In actuality, she can be extremely sensitive, and suffers from low self-esteem that she will never admit to. She loves music, but only claims to enjoy more trendy club bands and would never publicly own her undying love for artists like Taylor Swift. Admitting something like that makes her feel weak, and there isn't anyone besides Izzy's immediate family that knows that Mack can be extremely more sensitive than she ever lets on.

Mack, while good-natured and sometimes sweet, has a calloused streak that developed due to her somewhat wild and mostly unobserved upbringing. She is extremely pessimistic about the future and because of that, she doesn't often allow herself to think too far ahead; instead, she concentrates on the fun and enjoyment of the present. Fortunately, her best friend is mostly the polar opposite of her, and having Izzy in her life is helping to give Mack a more balanced perspective.

Powers/Special Abilities: She is very gifted at guitar and doesn't realize it. Otherwise, she's totally normal.
River Power: Shapeshifting. Large form is a coyote and small form is a roadrunner. In her roadrunner form, the tuft of feathers on her head seem to have a pink tint to them.

Reason for Character Choice: I haven't played an OC in a number of years and I never have in journal RP, although I have always liked the idea and thought about doing it. Holly was telling me about how she used to play Izzy in a forum RP a while back, and that she had really enjoyed the character and was considering rebooting her to app to Altered States. I not only liked the idea of an OC, but one that was from a normal, every day world and who did not have a particularly special background to get launched into alternate New York. So Holly and I began to toss around ideas of a character I could develop that would play into her already existing universe for Isobel, and Mackenzie was born.
Additional Information: Holly will be apping Izzy, so they are technically canonmates. Since Mack is a new character, a lot of her development into a complex and 3-dimentional character will come from her play and relationships within Altered States.


Writing Samples

First-Person Transmission Sample: A Dear Mun post.

Third-Person Log Sample: Voice test/log.

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