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This post serves several functions:

- If you have any comments or constructive criticism for how I play Namie, leave them here. Anon is enabled and IP logging is off.

- As Namie's background and character involve brother-sister incest, if you would rather not interact with her, please let me know and I'll make sure not to tag your characters with her. (Not that it's likely to be much of an issue at this stage since we have no Seiji and she's not liable to talk about it unprompted.) Or if you're happy to tag with her but just want to avoid that side of her, let me know and we can make sure the conversation never heads in that direction.

- If you have anything else you want to discuss OOCly, eg plotting, you can also comment here and we can discuss.
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PLAYER
» Journal: [personal profile] amazingly_strange
» Birthdate/Age: July 1983/29
» Characters Played: Erika Karisawa (see note at end), Naoto Shirogane

CHARACTER FACTS
» Name: Namie Yagiri
» Canon: Durarara!!
» Reference: Series and Namie. Also episode guide here
» Canon Point: End of episode 24, anime
» Gender: Female
» Age: 25

CHARACTER INTERPRETATION
» Appearance: Namie has long, straight, dark brown hair with a side fringe which she tends not to tie back. She has brown eyes and a pale, pointed face. She is of average height and has a trim if curvy figure. Her usual outfit consists of a green and teal turtleneck, a red skirt and black stockings, more often without than with her lab coat these days.

» Suitability: N/A

» Orientation: Namie's sexuality is never explicitly stated. The only person she ever shows even a passing interest in is her own brother, Seiji, and it's never made obvious whether that includes being sexually attracted to him or just warping her feelings for him to an unhealthy degree. However, the fact that she does claim to love him - and to a point where she becomes jealous of Mika even as it was her decision to make Mika look like Celty - suggests she is probably heterosexual, if generally disinterested.

» Personality: Namie is a shrewd, intelligent young woman. She is ruthless in her aims, and will do whatever it takes to ensure she succeeds. This is shown in how she achieved her position as lab chief of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals, not because of it being a family business - by the time she was old enough to enter the company, her father had already made the poor financial decisions that would signal the beginning of the end - but by her own hard work. Likewise, as the takeover by NEBRA pushes forward leaving Namie without her former position, it is through necessity that she works for Izaya Orihara - a desire to preserve what reputation she has left, regardless of how she personally feels about her new employer.

Overall, Namie is very much not a people person. While at Yagiri Pharmaceuticals, she was often dismissive and sometimes downright threatening to her subordinates if something wasn't going her way, and she has a habit of dehumanising others - again mostly stemming from the pharmaceutical company. She, with the help of information provided by Izaya, would send people to capture illegal immigrants or teenage runaways for use as "materials" in her experiments and, after she performs surgery on her brother's stalker Mika to make it appear as though she'd had Celty's head attached to her body, she often referred to the girl as a doll. Given that she at one point claims never to have liked dolls, it's easy to infer that it is not a compliment. Even with Izaya, who knows enough about her that he could ruin her if he so chose, she takes no pains to disguise her disdain for him.

The one person who draws something other than cold indifference from Namie is her brother Seiji. Having grown up with it being just the two of them for most of the time, with their parents always busy with work, Namie became very attached to Seiji from a young age. There is nothing that Namie wouldn't do for her brother, regardless of the risks involved, but it would be fair to say her feelings for him are not entirely sisterly, highlighted very clearly when she admits to feeling jealous after showing Celty's severed head to Seiji - something that was once in her uncle's possession and that Namie had seen as nothing more than an expensive doll but with which Seiji soon became obsessed. Namie takes great joy in Seiji relying on her, for all she claims her love is far purer than that of others, even though she knows that they both know that Seiji manipulates her love for him for his own ends. And while she never explicitly shows any physical attraction to him, her feelings are enough that she becomes jealous of his relationship with Mika and that she would do absolutely anything to ensure Seiji's happiness, even if it comes at a cost to herself.

For all she usually keeps a mostly cool head under pressure, however - even when her brother thinks he's killed someone, she approaches the situation with a level head (mostly through her enjoyment of his dependency on her) Namie can be incredibly petty and spiteful when she wants to be, and when she does it can lead to terrible things. It's rare that she will lower herself to acting on such pettiness, but it has been shown - for example, when she lets Horada know that Mikado is the leader of the Dollars so that Horada will attempt to kill him, as revenge for Mikado outsmarting her with regards to what she had done to Mika and with regards to Yagiri Pharmaceuticals' shady practices in general. Even where she considers that she is acting in her brother's best interests, there is no denying that she does occasionally allow her emotions - or her temper - to cloud her otherwise logical mind.

SAMPLES
At least one sample MUST demonstrate your character's feelings about or reactions to sex!
» First Person Sample Choice: Prompt two; video

[The feed opens to show Namie sat, stiffly with knees together and her usual cold expression. She looks like she's preparing to conduct a job interview which, in a sense, she more or less is.]

Let me make this clear right now. I do not ask this because I enjoy it. The very notion of lowering myself to such base activities with such unproven stock is enough to make my stomach churn but nor am I in any hurry to die here. But that doesn't mean I'm going to accept just anyone who replies. I have standards even if that wretched goddess does not.

In case I haven't made myself clear: I require a man with whom I can attend to this death sentence around my neck. I don't care to know who you are, only that you know what you are doing and that you won't form any sickening attachment to me in the process. Our engagements will be as quick and as straight-forward as possible and unless you can prove to me that you have some other worth, that will be all we have to do with one another. And if I get even a hint that you're starting to develop feelings for me, I won't hesitate to call an end to our arrangement.

I'm not interested in lectures. I'm sure some of you are just dying to tell me how wrong my approach is but I don't care for what you think. This is a practicality, nothing more. Only respond if you can meet my terms.

» Third Person Sample Choice: Prompt three

For the third time in fifteen minutes, Namie's hand strayed to her throat, fingers tracing the solid shape of her collar beneath the neckline of her sweater. At first, the adornment was something she'd been able to ignore - out of sight, out of mind - but as the days wore on and the collar grew tighter, she found it becoming more and more of a distraction.

Now, it was at a point where she could ignore it no longer. Which meant she would have to resign herself to finding someone with whom she could satisfy Atia's conditions for survival here. Not a task she relished, by any means, but she'd done far worse for far less than her own life and this wouldn't be the first time she'd used sexuality as a tool, as a means to an end.

Besides, it wasn't like she was betraying her love for Seiji. If anything, this was just an extension of her protecting him - if she died, she might lose precious memories and that would hinder her from helping him if he were to arrive on the island. Although if Atia knew what was good for her, she'd refrain from doing that - her beloved brother didn't deserve to find himself in such a wretched place.

She reached for her device, turning it over in her hands. Really, she supposed she could find one of the natives and get this over with right now, but that would only be a temporary solution to the problem. The collar was never going to stop tightening and so she needed to plan ahead. And such arrangements were surely more suitable where both parties stood to benefit, just as had been the case in instances before where she had slept with others to further her own agenda. Here, it was just a matter of finding just the right man to keep her breathing and if it turned out there was someone here with other uses, well, that was just a happy bonus.

NOTE
Even though Erika and Namie are from the same canon, they are never shown to directly interact. Erika would probably recognise Namie as the one-time chief of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals but given that from her perspective Namie has been laying low for a while and given that Kadota and the others aren't there, Erika is unlikely to do much more than note that she's here (and maybe mention it in passing to Izaya but not in very much detail).

For Namie's part, she has no real reason or motivation to care about Erika and is unlikely to get herself caught up in anything that transpires between Erika and Izaya because that all happened before her arrival and has nothing to do with her.

I have run the above past the mods before reserving and was told I would be okay to play both in game should Namie be approved.

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OOC Information;
Name; Rhi
Personal Journal; [personal profile] amazingly_strange
Contact; [plurk.com profile] amazinglystrange or PM is best
Other Characters; None
Activity proof; N/A

IC Information;
Character Name; Namie Yagiri
Canon; Durarara!! (Series, Namie)
Canon Point; End of episode 24 of the anime
Age; 25

House; Odin
Power; Ice Magic

Personality; Namie is a shrewd, intelligent young woman. She is ruthless in her aims, and will do whatever it takes to ensure she succeeds. This is shown in how she achieved her position as chief of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals, not because of it being a family business - by the time she was old enough to enter the company, her father had already made the poor financial decisions that would signal the beginning of the end - but by her own hard work. Likewise, as the takeover by Nebula pushes forward leaving Namie without her former position, it is through necessity that she works for Izaya Orihara - a desire to preserve what reputation she has left, regardless of how she personally feels about her new employer.

Overall, Namie is very much not a people person. While at Yagiri Pharmaceuticals, she was often dismissive and sometimes downright threatening to her subordinates if something wasn't going her way, and she has a habit of dehumanising others - again mostly stemming from the pharmaceutical company. She, with the help of information provided by Izaya, would send people to capture illegal immigrants or teenage runaways for use as "materials" in her experiments and, after she performs surgery on her brother's stalker Mika to make it appear as though she'd had Celty's head attached to her body, she often referred to the girl as a doll. Given that she at one point claims never to have liked dolls, it's easy to infer that it is not a compliment. Even with Izaya, who knows enough about her that he could ruin her if he so chose, she takes no pains to disguise her disdain for him.

The one person who draws something other than cold indifference from Namie is her brother Seiji. Having grown up with it being just the two of them for most of the time, with their parents always busy with work, Namie became very attached to Seiji from a young age. There is nothing that Namie wouldn't do for her brother, regardless of the risks involved, but it would be fair to say her feelings for him are not entirely sisterly, highlighted very clearly when she admits to jealousy when after showing Celty's severed head to Seiji - something that was once in her uncle's possession and that Namie had seen as nothing more than an expensive doll but with which Seiji soon became obsessed. Namie takes great joy in Seiji relying on her, for all she claims her love is far purer than that of others.

For all she usually keeps a mostly cool head under pressure, however - even when her brother thinks he's killed someone, she approaches the situation with a level head (mostly through her enjoyment of his dependency on her) Namie can be incredibly petty and spiteful when she wants to be. It's rare that she will lower herself to acting on such pettiness, but it has been shown - for example, when she lets Horada know that Mikado is the leader of the Dollars so that Horada will attempt to kill him, as revenge for Mikado outsmarting her with regards to what she had done to Mika and with regards to Yagiri Pharmaceuticals' shady practices in general. Even where she considers that she is acting in her brother's best interests, there is no denying that she does occasionally allow her emotions to cloud her otherwise logical mind.


Samples;
Network Sample; I have this post from the other game Namie's in.

Log Sample; Namie stood and stared into the once-secured area, the area that only she had been able to access until her brother had stolen her ID and broken in. By rights, actions that should have seen him get in some serious trouble except that Namie would see the whole world in hell before she allowed Seiji to be taken from her. The head that had once resided in this closed-off area rested there once again now, but she knew it was at best a temporary solution. Even with that foolish stalker girl as a decoy, she couldn't trust that Seiji wouldn't come back to make sure the head was gone - where obsession was involved, there was no such thing as too careful. After all, she couldn't be entirely sure that the girl wouldn't screw up and let on about the deception - hers, after all, was a selfish love, one which didn't hold Seiji's best interests at heart.

Not like Namie's did.

The other matter, of course, was the takeover. If the other company were to find out what lurked within the building, there would be no guarantee that they wouldn't alert the authorities. And that would be disastrous, not just for her but for the entire network she had woven to ensure that the head was kept from those who would most want it. So she had no choice - she would have to entrust the object to another, one who she was loath to trust at all except that he was the only one she felt was able to keep it safe if only because it allowed him quite the bargaining chip over more than one person.

She never did enjoy dealing with Izaya Orihara. But always she did what she had to do, and this time was no different.
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OOC:

Name: Rhi
Are you over 16?: Yep
Personal DW: [personal profile] amazingly_strange
Email: malakian_angel@hotmail.com
Timezone: GMT
Other contact: Plurk is amazinglystrange, AIM is momentsbtwnsleep
Characters already in the game: Kanji Tatsumi, Terezi Pyrope and Kyoya Ohtori
How did you find us?: I'm already here


IC:

Character name: Namie Yagiri
Fandom: Durarara!!
Timeline: After her conversation with Izaya at the end of Episode 17 (Everything Changes)
Age: 25
~*Magical*~ abilities and strengths: Nothing magical. However, she has a very shrew mind, particularly when it comes to science, and has done research into things most people would shy away from with good reason.

How would they use their abilities?: To further her position on board, and if she manages to piss off Izaya a little in the process so much the better.

Appearance: Namie has long brown hair, brown eyes and a pale, pointed face. She is of average height and has a trim if curvy figure. Her usual outfit consits of a green and teal turtleneck, a red skirt and black stockings, more often without than with her lab coat these days.

Background/Personality: Namie grew up with very little attention from her parents - her father, in particular, was too busy running the family's pharmaceutical company into the ground to be at home much. As a result, Namie was often left in the care of her uncle who would leave her to her own devices while he admired his treasured possession within his study - the head of the dullahan Celty Sturluson. Namie's uncle had received the head from Shingen Kishitani, a doctor who used a special blade to sever the link between Celty's head and body, knowing that she would be drawn to search for it. All Namie knew, however, was that it was a head far prettier than the numerous dolls her uncle bought for her, dolls that she had never particularly cared for especially as it seemed he bought them based on his own preferences, not hers.

For a time, Namie kept her knowledge of the head to herself. However, some years after her own birth, her parents decided to bring a second child into the world, a son who they named Seiji. Having a second child made them no more of a presence in said children's lives and so Namie and Seiji often only had each other to talk to. As a result, the pair became extremely close and Namie felt a strong love for her brother. She therefore decided to show Seiji their uncle's secret, sneaking him into the study to show him the head in a jar. This, she would come to regard as her ultimate regret. As soon as Seiji laid eyes on Celty's head, he was transfixed and he would come to sneak into the study more often, simply to sit and stare at it. Namie became incredibly jealous of the attention he paid to it, her feelings shifting from sibling affection to something much more possessive and incestuous. She didn't want to share her brother with anyone, least of all with some stupid weird head.

Little else is known of Namie's childhood, but she eventually grew up to become Chief of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals - a curse as much as a blessing, given the financial difficulties she was forced to contend with after her father's reign. Her feelings of love for her brother hadn't faded one bit, nor had his obsession with Celty's head or her hatred of that same behaviour. Ultimately she decided the only way to change things was for her to steal the head from her uncle's study and secret it within the pharmacy complex, somewhere only she could access.

In the meantime, she continued in the somewhat shady practices of her family's company. She paid so-called Manhunters to hunt down those within the city of Ikebukuro who wouldn't be missed and to kidnap them, bringing them to an arranged spot for collection. The implication is that those kidnapped were intended to be used in unknown experiments; it's also strongly implied that she got at least some of the information on viable targets from information broker Izaya Orihara, with whom she has always had a civil if terse relationship. She also has had dealings with Shingen's son Shinra, who often performs plastic surgery and other medical procedures for the company. Shinra is aware that Namie has Celty's head but keeps that secret, as well as the other shadier aspects of the company, though more for his own selfish reasons than for any perceived loyalty to the Yagami family.

At some point, someone - Seiji, quite obviously - stole Namie's ID card and used it to recover Celty's head. Before she could really follow up on that knowledge, as infuriated as it made her, she received a phone call from her brother asking for her help. Delighted by the knowledge that Seiji was depending on her, Namie made her way home where she discovered that he had attacked Mika Harima, a stalker girl who was obsessed with him. She comforted her brother and promised that she would take care of things - both Mika and Celty. She leaves giving her brother the impression that she will perform surgery to attach Celty's head to Mika's body; however, Mika hadn't actually died and Namie forcefully persuaded her to receive surgery that would make her look like Celty, including the creation of a scar around her neck so that it would look like her head had been stitched on. This would allow Namie to make her brother happy, appease his stalker and most importantly brought Celty's head back into her possession.

Unfortunately, her plan backfired somewhat as Seiji, having skipped out on school to try and track down his lost love, found "Celty" and persuaded her to run away with him. It later turned out that this had been instigated by Izaya, who played on their paranoia to keep them on the run. Initially, Namie didn't notice as she was still able to keep in touch with Seiji by phone; however, after Mika destroys Seiji's phone and renders him uncontactable, Namie sent her employees out to find them. When that didn't work she turned to Izaya, who knows about her feelings for her brother but ultimately chose to help her. He also mentioned a potential take-over of Yagiri Pharmaceuticals, which posed a threat to Namie's current position as chief.

Seiji and Mika were eventually tracked down but Mika disappeared with Mikado Ryūgamine, a newcomer to Ikebukuro who ran into her while she was escaping from Celty - Celty saw Mika pass, recognised what she thought was her head and gave chase to try and talk to her. With Seiji safely back where she - or at least her men - could keep an eye on him, Namie set down the order to find Mika and Mikado and to bring them to her, whatever it took. This culminated in Mikado contacting her, saying that he was prepared to trade Mika. When Namie arrived at the meeting point, her men situated within the crowd, Mikado instead confronts her and accuses her of being a stalker before working out the truth of her feelings for Seiji. He then sent out a message to all members of the mysterious Dollars gang - a group which he founded and persuaded to act as a force for good within the city. With so many in the city belonging to this mysterious organisation, Namie and her men were thwarted, not through violence but by the mere threat of the people Mikado had on his side.

With the rumoured take over of the company becoming reality and with Celty's head now in Izaya's possession - likely in part as a form of payment, though also potentially because of his theory on how to reawaken said head - Namie eventually ended up working as Izaya's secretary. For a time she remained under the radar, although Izaya would often discuss things with her and she became involved in the discussion when Shingen returned to Ikebukuro to do further study on Celty, likely targeted in part because of Shingen's previous dealings with her uncle as well as her involvement with Izaya.

Ultimately, Namie is a stern, driven young woman who is not afraid to take morally dubious and even outright abhorrent action if it will further her aims. She rarely displays passion unless where it relates to her brother and looks at everything with a logical mind - which Izaya points out as a reason for her never having considered much of Celty's connections to mythology. That said, she is intelligent and insightful, even able to surprise Izaya at times by reading him more clearly than most. While she has been shown to anger when her patience is tested, for the most part she keeps a cool or at least stoic head under confrontation. She makes her decisions on who to trust carefully, or at least on who to seek assistance from - to say she trusts Izaya would be a stretch.

Why should that character be in this game: N/A

Why do you want to continue their history here: N/A

For applicants considering an alternate version of a character already in game, please use this as your chance to explain the key differences between your character and the one already in play: N/A

Have you read up on how the game works?: The Guide Plug-in is called FlamingFerret. Money can be earned through signing up for missions, setting up a business or persuading others to give them money through begging, extortion or outright theft.

1st person sample: Well isn't this quite the impressive set-up? I don't for a second believe any of it to be true, but I suppose I can applaud the creativity behind it all. I expect you're not too open to criticism, Orihara-san, but you lost plausibility with that ridiculous story you fed to your actors with regard to how our world ended. And there's no use in denying it - you're the only one I know who could glean any entertainment from such a set-up.

Oh, and don't bother trying to pretend to be one of the other supposed prisoners of this supposed ship when you respond. I'm not sure where you gleaned their names from and I'm sure I don't want to know, but I haven't the time or patience for your games right now.

3rd person sample: Namie stood and stared into the once-secured area, the area that only she had been able to access until her brother had stolen her ID and broken in. By rights, actions that should have seen him get in some serious trouble except that Namie would see the whole world in hell before she allowed Seiji to be taken from her. The head that had once resided in this closed-off area rested there once again now, but she knew it was at best a temporary solution. Even with that foolish stalker girl as a decoy, she couldn't trust that Seiji wouldn't come back to make sure the head was gone - where obsession was involved, there was no such thing as too careful. After all, she couldn't be entirely sure that the girl wouldn't screw up and let on about the deception - hers, after all, was a selfish love, one which didn't hold Seiji's best interests at heart.

Not like Namie's did.

The other matter, of course, was the takeover. If the other company were to find out what lurked within the building, there would be no guarantee that they wouldn't alert the authorities. And that would be disastrous, not just for her but for the entire network she had woven to ensure that the head was kept from those who would most want it. So she had no choice - she would have to entrust the object to another, one who she was loath to trust at all except that he was the only one she felt was able to keep it safe if only because it allowed him quite the bargaining chip over more than one person.

She never did enjoy dealing with Izaya Orihara. But always she did what she had to do, and this time was no different.

Questions?: None.
Did you put your characters name and fandom in the subject: Sure did!

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