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Created on 2011-12-24 16:43:58 (#1248867), last updated 2017-10-09 (1 week ago)

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Birthdate:Apr 7
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Disclaimer: YT is from the fictional novel Snow Crash, and is the property of the Great and Terrible Neal Stephenson. Okay, he's not really Great and Terrible, but he is pretty awesome and he wrote the book. She appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [community profile] milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made.

NOTE: YT has been reset as of June 2016. Consider the earlier version of her to be retconned out of existence. Thanks!

"A Kourier has to establish space on the pavement. Predictable law-abiding behavior lulls drivers. They mentally assign you to a little box in the lane, assume you will stay there, can't handle it when you leave that little box.

Y.T. is not fond of boxes. Y.T. establishes her space on the pavement by zagging mightily from lane to lane, establishing a precedent of scary randomness. Keeps people on their toes, makes them react to her, instead of the other way round."

--Snow Crash, Chapter 6


LEGAL NAME: [redacted]
ALIAS(ES): Yours Truly, YT
BIRTHDATE: April 7th, 1992
SEX: Female
RACE: Caucasian
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Blue
HEIGHT: 5'4"
PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Nova Sicilia of Florence, Los Angeles, California
OCCUPATION(S): Radikal Kourier Systems, Inc. (RadiKS) Kourier, high school student

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Earth, America, California, Los Angeles
CURRENT YEAR: 2009 (refer to "Setting" under Roleplay Notes below)
AGE: 17
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Heterosexual (refer to "Love, or Something Like it Anyway" under Roleplay Notes below)
TYPICAL ATTIRE: Blue-and-orange Kourier coverall, black Converse high-tops
CANON STATUS: Post-canon
ALIGNMENT: Chaotic good, bordering on neutral


SETTING: YT's canon, Snow Crash, is a cyberpunk (or possibly post-cyberpunk) novel published in 1992. The story takes place at some unspecified time in the not-too-distant future. Based on certain indicators within the canon, I estimate it to be about 2007. YT's first visit to Milliways occurs during the following year, 2008. The history of YT's world essentially paralleled ours until some time in the early 90s, when it took a sharp and very weird turn. YT's America is, from our perspective, a borderline-anarchic ultra-libertarian dystopia (or paradise, depending on your point of view). Whatever you want to call it, it's got some pretty cool tech - widespread virtual reality, cybernetics, artificial damn-near-intelligence, etc. Speaking of which...

ALTERATIONS TO CANONICAL TECH: Snow Crash anticipated or inspired many of the developments of the early 20th century, such as Second Life, Google Earth, wearable computers, and machine learning technology. However, it shows its age in places - remember that it was published in 1992. Video is recorded on actual tape rather than digital media; cell phones exist but don't seem that common; wifi and cellular broadband don't exist at all. I've made some changes to YT's setting to bring the technology up to 2007+ levels, where warranted. These changes are minor and have no effect on the canonical plot.

LOVE, OR SOMETHING LIKE IT ANYWAY: If your character would find YT attractive, feel free to note it in their thoughts/narration. YT will probably notice, but if it's just checking her out (and it's not ogling/leering/otherwise creepy), she will be okay with it. Similarly, your character can flirt with her if they would do that kind of thing. If the attraction is mutual, she will respond in kind. If the character is not her type, she will gently but firmly say so. If the character seems like a creep she will tell them off rather emphatically.

If your character is the kind of person YT would find attractive, I'll reach out to you OOCly before having her make a pass at them.

HOW'S MY RP?: If you have any questions or issues, including a request to handwave, redo a tag, or retcon a thread, please reach out to me on AIM or PM the character journal.

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asherah, black sun, coding, cosa nostra, hiro protagonist security associates, metaverse, nuclear fuzz grunge, radiks, self-defense, skateboarding, thrashers, traffic surfing, vitaly chernobyl and the meltdowns

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