Peri Myler [District 1] Feb 2, 2012 1:00:06 GMT -5
Post by Wonder on Feb 2, 2012 1:00:06 GMT -5
Name: Peridot Zircon Myler
District/Area: District 1
District/Area: District 1
Peridot’s eyes have always been the most important feature of him since the day he was born. They are a light clear green, though most people would just call them green, his father had always referred to them more as a peridot colour which is where he was named after. His mother and father always called his eyes the most beautiful gemstones one could ever find. With so much love dedicated to his eyes, in his early teen years Peri grew to hate them, and with the hatred came the growth of his hair. Peri’s now longer moderately wavy hair falls down to just above his back. The more impressive part of his hair is his bangs, which when pulled down reach slightly past his lower lip. Now in his mid-teens, he tends to push his bangs to the side instead of letting them fall over his eyes (to impress the ladies.) His hair is a dirty blonde type of colour. It’s almost a perfect mix of his mother’s dark blonde hair and his father’s light brown hair mixed together in layers with the blonde on top. He’s a proper dirty blonde. His upper and lower lip are very thin. He has a tendency to smirk and thusly the right side of his lip curls up to reveal a cute little dimple. His teeth are sparkly white, “as beautiful as a shiny pearl.” His mum would say. But there’s a slight gap in between his two front teeth. His ears are on the bigger side, however, his longer hair hides them fairly well.Personality:
Peridot stands at 5’9 and weighs 145 pounds. Though he’s not a giant for his age, he’s still on the taller side of the spectrum. Being skinny growing up, as soon as training age hit, Peri worked as hard as he could to tone his body and to gain muscle and did so successfully. Weight wise, he’s on the average side however, from one look at his body you can tell that most of it is muscle. His biceps seem to be pure muscle as veins pop out the sides. They’re about as big as they can be for someone his size, and his age without being abnormally large. He can proudly bench a solid 105 pounds, which he’s extremely proud of. He doesn’t quite have pecks that stick out however they are defined and visible. He does have a slight trace of abs that mostly appear due to how thin he is though he works tirelessly to define them so that they stick out as much as some of the careers around the district. Due to his thinness and height, Peridot is quick yet clumsy which often turns out to be quite a problem in training and fighting situations.
The lower half of his body however is nothing special (heheh.) As any normal career in District 1, he has muscular legs that have been toned since a young age. Though his legs are well toned, he’s not very nimble on them often leaving him more often on the ground than on his feet. He has size 9 feet which are on the smaller side. However, due to his feet not growing, he’s had the same shoes since the 8th grade.
His style is very simple. Peri wears very simple plain t-shirts (black or white mostly) usually accompanied by very plain jeans. He doesn’t need any weird style or capitol mishap to stand out in a crowd. His eyes usually make him standout upon talking to someone so he doesn’t try to be bigger or better than he is than some people in the district. His grey canvas shoes from when he was in 8th grade always are attached to his feet.
When Peridot was younger, his mother had told him, “You come from the District that makes luxuries, however, never forget that you yourself are a luxury.” He has kept to this life lesson throughout his whole life to date. Peri puts himself above all others, survival of the fittest and in his mind, he /is/ the fittest. His extreme narcissism is mostly likely his hamartia, at least that’s what most people would call it. Though, in his mind, his self-confidence is the best thing he could possess. Growing up in a family where he was constantly put on a pedestal had a significant effect on his self-worth.History:
Being bullied as a younger child due to his clumsiness and his skinniness was difficult for him, eventually making Peri become quite introverted. He doesn’t speak his mind too often though but when he does speak it’s in a sarcastic or rude manner, leading to people having a general dislike of him. People not liking him doesn’t bother him however, seeing’s how he hates the majority of people in his district. He hopes to get in the games in the next couple of years so that people will praise him upon his return.
Peri is generally happy with his life, even though he doesn’t open up to well. Though he’s quite open to friendship, he’s not too emotionally invested in anyone or anything no matter how hard he tries. He almost finds himself to be an empty shell void of emotions, which worries him quite a bit. The only people that Peri finds himself able to care about are his parents who are more invested in their jewels than him usually.
Peridot isn’t well liked in school so he tends to keep above average grades. Because of his lack of social life, he finds himself doing his homework out of pure boredom. He doesn’t necessarily agree with the Hunger Games, but when he finds himself look at idiot’s year upon year from the career districts he almost finds that natural selection is taking its place and waiting for his turn to prove his worthiness.
Because of his parents professions, Peridot has
an obsession with gemstones. Everything from the topaz to the opal, he can identify almost any stone that anyone could bring to him. Should he win the games or not go into him, he aspires to go into the jewel producing business. To him, gemstones shine brighter than any star, and you can actually see them up close.
To sum it all up, Peri is an introverted ass-hat void of most emotions but obsessed with jewels.
Peridot was born to Citrine and Zircon Myler. Zircon owns a small jewel shop in the market area of District 1 and Citrine manages the jewel’s that are shipped off to the Capitol for vending. Both of his grandparents had worked in the jewel side of District 1 which is how his parents had initially met. They’re family having worked in the jewel industry for so long had adopted naming their children after the most beautiful gemstones. Citrine being a beautiful dark yellow, and Zircon being a misty light blue gemstone. Upon the arrival of their little boy, they immediately decided to name their child Peridot due to his greenish eyes. Blue and yellow make green after all.Codeword: odair
Growing up, Peridot was fairly well off, being an only child and the child of two fairly wealthy (by District standard) parents he never grew hungry. Not that it mattered how much food he ate, he was awfully lanky throughout his childhood and the beginning of his teen years. His skinniness accompanied with his inability to stay on his two feet for too long led him to constant teasing by the other kids at school. Especially those who would one day sacrifice themselves in the games.
Peri scraped through elementary school with few to no friends but he managed. He had him and his jewels. He’d worked in his father’s shop nearly every afternoon from the age of eight onwards. He succeeded in school very well throughout his youth and was often praised for his intelligence. At the age of 11, after a day of being relentlessly teased by the other boys, Peri went home and begged his parents to be able to train for the games. His parents refused right away, they had spent most of their lives amounting enough money so that their child, when the time came, would never have to worry about entering the Games.
A year passed, the beatings had become more brutal as most of the boys had now started their training, but even then Peri had his jewels, and he’d always had his jewels. One day, he’d brought them in to show the class which only gave the kids another reason to taunt him. He soon became very introverted. He gave no effort to join in playground games, he didn’t try and make friends with anyone. Along with his introversion came a giant bitterness which swelled in his heart which he’d describe as a giant jet gemstone stuck in his heart. His comments would always come out harsh and rude, leading him to more and more beatings from other kids.
Arriving home one day with a black eye, his parents finally caved after a year and a half of begging to allow him to train, much to their dismay. Peridot put all of his effort into his training. When he wasn’t working in the store for his father, he was slashing dummies and running. Training slowly became his life.
At the age of 14, after two years straight of training, Peri confronted his main bully face to face in the training arena. He smoked the boy and was never bothered again. Peri’s self-confidence boosted from there. He believed in himself so much that he became extremely arrogant. Though he had tons of training left to do before he’d ever be ready for the games, he knew he’d win and he wasn’t shy on telling people that.
Now at the ripe age of 16, Peridot’s arrogance still oozes from every pore of his being. He’s become almost well-liked by the opposite sex because of his looks. He still works at his father’s shop and trains as much as he can. He’s still trying to find himself and friends as he lacks really any social interaction. Though his parents still love him dearly, they barely understand his decision to become such a crazy killer. They support his choices but they keep away from him scared of the person he may become.
I don’t know if it means anything but his song is Emerald Isle by Whitehorse. and face claim is Will Moseley