19 years oldAppearance/Weight:Personality:
A patient person at heart, who finds it easy to deal with annoying people as long as she can do her work. Patty takes her work seriously, and it was this mindset that got her through high school with honors. Although, admittedly she isn't the sharpest blade in the box, but a good work ethnic does has its strong points. You don't even need to ask her to do anything...she just does it. She expects no thank yous either. It's just a matter of keeping everything together (for her sake). There's something about drama that makes Patty's head hurt, which is why she always preferred the company of men to women. 'Course her fashion sense has had people questioning whether she was a girl or a boy plenty of times in the past, not that she cares or anything.
Just be wary, when her patience runs thin (and it will), Patty tends to go into berserk mode. Luckily, that rarely happens...kind of.Former employment:
Patty used to work at a local coffee café where she brewed coffee as well as cooked. It is there where she developed some close relationships with the regulars. And before that, she was a babysitter.Hobbies:
• Patty paints whenever she’s not working, or at classes. She had hoped to one day sell her paintings at an art festival, but then the virus broke out.
• Books are always a well enjoyed thing with Patty, especially books by Stephen King.
• Patty used to play the piano, but had stopped around her third year into high school.
• Messing around with different food combinations is always fun.
• Chemistry seems to have been Patty’s favorite class in high school. She still likes to looks stuff up on her computer every now and then.
• Honestly, who doesn’t like the common horror movie?
• Was a tennis player in high school.History:
In all honesty, Patty never would have expected a massive zombie breakout to be something of reality. For her, it was just a game she would play with her high school buddies. In fact, Patty can safely say she never was really that interested in zombies.
Patty grew up dabbling in the fantasy genre of media. Her mother was a big fan of Disney, and shoved every single Disney movie she could find down Patty's throat. The little girl also got her fair share of dress up moments, where she was always acting as the mother, cooking for a complex extended family. This was something that stuck with her for life, even after her dress up days. At the age of four, Patty learned how to read, and from then on she dived right into the world of fantasy, while watching cartoons on the side. She was known by her peers as the weird girl. Patty hanged out with boys throughout her childhood and high school career. Instead of playing with dolls she played video game, and she preferred cartoons with lots of action instead of all those girlie cartoons. Not only that, but she enjoyed getting herself rough and dirty, even going as far as to wrestle with guys over her. No girl wanted to hang out with her, and it was the only the guys who actually talked to her, it wasn't until puberty hit that she really started becoming a social recluse.
Middle school was the beginning of the end of her glorious childhood. People began realizing that she was sort of shy, and too nice for her own good, so they began taking advantage of her. 'Course Patty really wanted to keep her guy friends, and began doing whatever people asked her to. She was a good student, always was, always will be. Smart, well behaved, and hard working. The ability to get almost all her work done was another thing her mother rammed into her as a kid. Unfortunately, kids like to take advantage of this, lasting her all the way through high school.
Her only true friend during this episode of her life, was a Krystal Umpierre, which she met at the start of sixth grade after a big move from the south. Like her, Krystal was a huge fan of fantasy AND gaming, and like her she was a social reject. During the sixth grade the pair created for themselves a kind of role play, where they created for themselves a world where they could do anything they wanted. At the same time they carefully planned out events in their new world, setting up an entire trade system. No one else knew what they were doing, that is until Danielle Oyler came to their school, a girl who like Patty wished to grow up to become an author.
They allowed Danielle to join in on their "game", right into seventh grade. It was around this time Patty discovered she had an artistic talent, and moved on to create maps for the trio's world, and little drawings of characters from their stories. Krystal and Patty grew closer, forming some sort of sisterly bond. However, Patty was afraid they were getting too
close. At the beginning of eighth grade, she promptly ended her friendship with Krystal, favoring an ongoing relationship with Danielle. In an act of self-guilt, Patty began burying herself into the darker side of fiction (that is horror), and her drawings became dark and foreboding. She also closed herself off from anyone else, becoming deathly focused in her schoolwork, especially when high school was just around the corner. Like all other kids her age, Patty was looking forward to high school, it provided a way for her to escape her past a bit. The only problem was, she did not know which high school to go to.
It was Danielle that suggested she went to a high school for visual and performing arts. It was a high school she herself was applying for, but as a dancer. When Patty realized she could do artwork there, and be appreciated for it (another something she was bumming out about during this time), so she went all out for it, getting in with the help of her favorite art teacher Mrs. Bommer.
High school was like heaven for her. There she found for herself a whole new group of people just like her, geeky art students with nothing better to do than make up stories. She quickly made her way into their little clique, forming a permanent bond with a man whore who turns bisexual in sophomore year and then flat out gay in junior year, a stoic whose racist against his own race and enjoys critiquing others, a mama bear with a soft spot for guys with shaggy hair, a shaggy woobie (who will be coupled with the mama bear in year two), a cool guy who lives in the 60s, a shrinking violet (who will move in junior year), a laid back metal head, an army geek, a modest overachiever, a savvy singer (who will form his own boy band in junior year), a girl with a knack for the strange and out of the ordinary, and a foreign exchange student/that damn smart Asian kid.
Patty continued to be a good student, eventually finding that both Science and English were her best subjects. Speaking of science, she got impressive grades in Chemistry during junior year, and with the help of her father discovered she had a knack for cooking. On the other hand her artwork was greatly improved in this new school, and around Junior year she began attempting to sell off some of her work. Her mother also convinced her to sign up for tennis during the spring season since she was a big tennis player back in her time. All in all high school was a good year for her, not the best since she positively hated some people in the school, but it was good. During her junior and senior year, as she was looking to go to college for art, she began planning for a hypothetical zombie apocalypse with the mama bear Maya, her friend named Jenna, and the shaggy woobie called Shane. At the time, Patty didn't expect any actual apocalypse could happen. For her it was just a game, nothing else, and it was fun. They came up with entire plans, including one to determine whether your partner was a zombie or not, but the group diminished when it became time for graduation.
Patty got into a local school for art, Jenna went into the psychology field, and Maya went off to study to become a nurse. The only friend Patty managed to still have access to was one of her original friends, Danielle Oyler, who went off to go to school to become an English teacher. Patty found a job not too far from her college at a coffee cafe`, where she perfected her cooking skills that was taught to her by her father. Sometimes she would even try to incorporate some of her father's secret tricks into the cafe's menu. There she learned to break out of her shell and forge her own relationships with the regulars.
She was still boyish (in fact, by that time people didn't believe her when she insisted she was a girl), she still got good grades, she was still an easy target, but she had patience, something she needed in order to deal with some of the tougher customers. It helped of course that she worked as a babysitter before, and was the eldest of four, but ultimately she got so tired of dealing with people she just decided to let things fly. Or perhaps she just doesn't want to get into too much trouble. None-the-less patience was a virtue that could have only been perfected by her. And every now and then, she still likes to look up stuff on chemistry. Who knows why.Bravery:
6 (I’m being honest)Equipment:Kept in Backpack
• Stephen King books (to keep her occupied)
• A large kitchen knife (for whacking and hacking, and stuff)
• Charger for her iPhone
• Some bottles of alcoholic beverages she got from a pub. (Why not?)
• A water bottle (something to drink while on the run)
• Tons of napkins
• Tons of snacks and foods both for herself and others.
• That ONE hand grenade that was handed to her.Kept in coat pocket
• A lighter
• Her iPhone, which she took with her whilst abandoning her laptop