"I don't have 'mom' issues; I just want to be 18 so I never have to see her again. Fuck off, Freud.
║ Name ║
For the Record
Mackenzie Maya Lin║ Birthday & Age ║
August 13, 16║ Gender & Sexual Orientation ║
Female║ Other Labels ║
About eighty five percent sure that boys are for platonic things only. Interested in the same sex.
Slacker | Troublemaker | Voice of an Angel/Mouth of a Sailor | The Siren of Westworth High | Non-Devout Catholic | Self-Proclaimed 'Cauc-Asian' Because 'Mackenzie' is "White people names."║ Occupation ║
Recently employed at the combination bowling alley/arcade. She gives out the shoes and kicks the people off the dancing game.║ Appearance ║
There's nothing immediately eye-catching about Kenzi's height or general appearance; her features tend to speak for themselves what with her pale complexion and blemish-free face. Some have said that Kenzi's eyes are quite striking, but she believes it's just because they are wide and rather expressive. Someone once told her that it was odd to see her dark green eyes but that same person was being kind of racist at the time and Kenzi didn't really know any better. She's just always had expressive, forest-green eyes; over the years she's managed to bring attention to them with the proper application of makeup. She goes for emphasis, though heavy makeup is so not her style.
In fact her style is a bit more...naturalistic in tone. Or, in truth, a bit more 'urban' though she loathes to use such a generic term herself. No one can deny that she has a distinct
and certainly striking
sense of style
that gravitates towards the 'wear a big shirt so it looks like you don't have pants' end of things. Typically Kenzi is found adhering to no real sense of fashion while still coming off as stylish, to a certain degree. Thrift store casual is a style, surely. Kenzie hates when people are married to their outfits which is why she is so uncaring about her own clothing. The only time she dresses in a presentable, formal manner is when she's singing with the choir...and even then only because it's 'mandatory'. On colder days, Kenzi will don a hooded jacket while still sticking to her 'pants that are technically shorts but christ and large shirt' dress. It's not as if her legs are particularly worthy of being shown off in such a manner, she just feels like the look suits her. If not her personality.
Kenzi's hair is of frequent medium length and often chestnut in color. It's her natural hair color as well, which always draws suspicious glances. She's not particularly fussed about her hair, it's just sort of there, and most of the time it's covered by various hats and headwear anyway. She keeps her bangs straight and the style of cut to a bob, thus ensuring that her plain featured face is on full display for the adoring population. It's appropriate, however, given that her face is so expressive.
Her height and weight are, much like the rest of her, are average. Five foot two and slender with no real curves to speak of; she had been describe as having a 'boyish' build to her. She's still not sure what that means. Kenzi doesn't flaunt it not because she thinks she don't got it, but because she hates when people think they can use their looks to excuse a lack of personality. Kenzi doesn't want people seeing her and making a 'would fuck' judgment. Not that it would matter much, considering her preferences and all. She may not put a lot of stock in fashion or makeup or accessories, but at least at the end of the day Kenzi goes home happy knowing that she's authentic.
And how many high school kids can truly claim that.
║ Personality ║
What You See:
There she goes to the principal's office again. What did she do this time? There's a reputation Kenzi has and like most reputations it's hardly a good one. Whenever there's an incident at school that has no culprit, most turn to Kenzi as the scapegoat. Sometimes for good reason, but most of the time because she's an easy target for it. There's a noted lack of respect for authority due to her reportedly telling multiple teachers to fuck themselves with a colorful term for human genitalia and being caught twice tagging a wall. Rumors surround Kenzi like flies around...well you know the expression. While it's certainly true that her mouth has no filter, no one seems to stop and consider the sheer amount of issues they attribute to Kenzi. If she truly did half of the things she was blamed for she'd most likely be expelled or even in jail at the moment. But of course that doesn't concern those who are quick to point fingers. Kenzi is the perfect target because of well known incidents in the past, most recently her little stunt at the talent show.
Many assume she'll drop out before the end of the year. Others have a bet going on whether or not she'll be arrested. And still there are those who wonder how the hell she managed to become the top soloist in the choir. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and plenty of staffers who have supported these rumors still remember the last time a Lin wandered the halls.
What I Know:
While it's true that Kenzi has a bit of a vulgar mouth, the reality of the matter is that Kenzi is a confused person. She has two very different forces in her life and is slowly realizing that she can't make them both happy and doesn't quite know what to do. Standing at the crossroad of life that is maturity was never supposed to be this difficult. Kenzi isn't sure that she's ever made a decision for her own sake and her run-ins with authority and the talent show incident were her way of doing something that she wanted to do. Despite the claims that she'll be a dropout, Kenzi is in the top percent grade-wise in her year, a fact that she keeps to herself. She could be in the running for Valedictorian if she maintained. It's not that she's unhappy, it's just that school is about the only place she can actually be true to herself, even if that puts her at odds with others because of her attitude.
While she isn't going to mouth off to teachers unless provoked, Kenzi still gets into trouble over seemingly nothing; again because of her reputation and that of the Other Lin as well as her uncertain nature, Kenzi accepts the punishments even when she didn't do the crime. Because that's what's expected of a Lin. The Lin Legacy, in other words. Slowly but surely she's starting to learn that in the end it's her life, not anyone else's. She can be her own person. She can do what her heart desires.
Kenzi isn't sure that she even has friends, just people that take advantage of her reputation to remain under the radar and blameless. In all honesty, she's a deeply lonely person who still wants to find her voice. Ironic, considering her place on the choir, where she's known for her almost angelic voice.
"I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work. " - George Carlin
║ My Dreams ║
The immediate dream is to perform at graduation. Not like the performance at the talent show, but a genuine one. The more important dream is to stop living in the shadow of others and stick up for herself. Otherwise known as maturing. ║ Fears ║
Ultimately, though, Kenzi wants to pursue her true love: using her voice to actually say something. Not as just a singer, but as a performer...a rap artist ideally, but just being able to perform without the pressure from outside sources would be the greatest accomplishment of her life.
║ Likes ║
- Falling into a life of complacency.
- Fuckin rodents
║ Dislikes ║
- Poetic rap music and lyrics
- Her big sister
- Science Fiction novels and shows and films
- Milk tea
║ Brief History ║
- People that always bust out the acoustic guitar at parties. No one wants to hear you play shitty Mumford and Sons or whatever the fuck
- Mumford and Sons or whatever the fuck. Twee ass shit music with the fuckin person in the verse break going "HEY" all the fucking time
- Loud music with no merit beyond being loud and angry
- Her big sister.
- People that kick the machines at work.
- Sitcoms and comedy films in general
- People that unironically lose their shit over pumpkin spice lattes
The Lin Women, as they've become known, didn't get their start in Westworth. The matriarch, Amber, lived in San Francisco for a time and gave birth to her first daughter, Kim, in the state. After a rather messy divorce from her husband, a music scout for a now-defunct record label, Amber took her daughter east and ran out of gas in Westworth. Amber never re-married but entertained a fair amount of suitors, all of whom dropped all contact when it became clear that Amber was pregnant.
Mackenzie still doesn't know who her father is.
While Amber managed to settle down and devote her time to raising her children by finding secretarial work (thanks to the boss taking a deal of pity on her) [/indent, she decided that her children shouldn't have to go through the same struggles. No parent wants their kids to be worse off, after all. Unfortunately, her new hours meant less time at home which meant it fell to Kim to be a parental figure for Mackenzie. Kim seemed like the cool older sibling when Kenzi was growing up, always looking out for her and making sure no one made fun of her...but the honeymoon didn't last long.
By the time Kim was in high school, Mackenzie was already starting to emulate her big sister. Wearing the hand-me-downs and trying to be just like her big sister. And why not? Her big sister was a more active presence in her life. Kim, meanwhile, was leaving a legacy at Westworth High that followed Kenzi to the present day. Rarely a day went by where Kim wasn't in trouble for something, vandalism, theft, sex in the bathroom, smoking, dealing, a laundry list of offenses that she just managed to skirt around. People knew it was Kim but there was never just enough proof to pin it on her.
Amber, fearing that Kim was going down an all too familiar path, tried to intervene. This only led to a fight that Kenzi overheard, culminating in Amber striking Kim and Kim striking back. Kenzi's opinion on both of them changed; but her love of her sister and her mother continued to pull at her. Kim dropped out in her senior year in spectacular fashion: by telling the principal and the student body what she thought of the school at an assembly. People say that Kim went out streaking, but it was really more cursing and shrieking. Kim has since moved in with a bunch of similar minded adults.
Amber, not wanting Kenzi to follow in those footsteps, took a more active role in Kenzi's life, making choices for her and limiting her interactions after a vetting process. It was Amber who forced Kenzi to join the choir; Kenzi was forced to join an extracurricular and the choir seemed the least serious. Kenzi has since been unable to tell her mother about her dreams and goals in life, not that Amber would hear any of it considering her overbearing sort of attitude. Kenzi doesn't want to go through life without making decisions for herself, only recently realizing that her entire life had been dictated by the two older people in her life.
With the choir, she at least has begun to learn that she genuinely enjoys singing. Amber wants Kenzi to be educated, get a stable job. Kim wants Kenzi to live the anarchy, hedonistic life. Kenzi just wants to be herself.
║ Extra Curricular Activities & Sports ║
Soprano in the Choir. Noted for being chosen to do a lot of solo work during concerts.║ Reputation ║
Even before the incident at the talent show, Kenzi had a reputation that stemmed from her older sister's time at the school. Since then Kenzi has done little to break away from that reputation; as such she's considered to be nothing more than a rude, vulgar troublemaker. Not the class clown or those sorts, but the type of student who would just as soon start a fight or fail a drug test. But of course, reputations aren't everything. Her nickname 'Siren of Westworth' is both because of her vocal ability in the choir and because of a little joke 'if there's a Siren at Westworth, Kenzi's in the backseat'.║ Best subjects, Worst subjects ║
Her best subjects are English and Music ║ Extra information ║
Her worst subjects are Chemistry and Gym
She still hasn't apologized for the 'Talent Show Incident'. She doesn't think she did anything wrong.